- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Tennessee offensive lineman Charles Mosley, who was cited for DUI and speeding last July, had his case dismissed Thursday.
Mosley's attorney Steve Oberman told the Knoxville News Sentinel that the case was dismissed because the state failed to establish probable cause to arrest Mosley.
"The arresting officer believed he had sufficient grounds to arrest Mr. Mosley," Oberman told the News Sentinel. "The proof presented today in court was insufficient to send the case to the grand jury. ... Mr. Mosley and I are thrilled to have the case concluded in such a favorable fashion."
Mosley was pulled over on July 22 at 1:51 a.m. for allegedly driving 79 mph in a 55-mph zone.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
The arms race in college football continues to create a chasm between the Power Five teams and the Group of Five teams.
That has become evident in the past week as at least two athletic departments — Idaho and Eastern Michigan — have come under fire to re-evaluate their athletic priorities.
Idaho announced Thursday plans to drop down from the FBS to the FCS, an unprecedented move, by 2018. Faculty and students have called for Eastern Michigan, whose football program hasn’t had a winning season since 1995, to move from the FBS to Division II in all sports.
And now, UMass might be contemplating a similar type of step backward.
On Thursday, the university’s Faculty Senate discussed a motion to "urge Chancellor Subbaswamy, President Meehan, and the Board of Trustees of the University to end Division I football (Football Bowl Subdivision) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and either move to a different division or discontinue NCAA football altogether."
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Miami’s home opener may not be played at home.
According to the Miami Herald, scheduled upgrades to Sun Life Stadium are “running a few weeks behind schedule,” leading Hurricanes athletic director Blake James to look into some backup plans if the stadium is not ready for UM’s opener against Florida A&M on Sept. 3.
Miami could consider nearby FIU Stadium (capacity: 20,000) on Sept. 3 – two days after FIU opens its schedule at home against Indiana.
Things could get a bit more complicated the following weekend if Sun Life is still not available. The Hurricanes are scheduled to host Florida Atlantic on Sept. 10. FIU hosts Maryland the night before, so FIU Stadium would likely be unavailable.Thu, Apr 2810:10 PM EDTMiami at LA DodgersPreview Game
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
The NCAA will not ban satellite camps, after all.
These camps – and the decision to ban them – have been a source of controversy. The NCAA previously prohibited programs from hosting camps more than 50 miles from their own campus, but several Big Ten coaching staffs, especially Jim Harbaugh and Michigan, took advantage of a loophole that allowed them to participate in camps (which were hosted by other schools) as guest coaches.
Many of these camps took place in the fertile recruiting grounds of the South. Predictably, coaches from the SEC and ACC – both of which banned its coaches from taking advantage of the loophole – were not happy. Both leagues presented proposals to alter the rule, and the ACC's version passed.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
After losing its membership to the Sun Belt Conference, Idaho is dropping down a tier in college football.
The Vandals will start playing at the FCS level in 2018 as a member of the Big Sky Conference, the school confirmed Thursday.
“I understand the magnitude of this decision and the strong opinions that surround it, both for and against, but joining the Big Sky Conference is the best possible course for our athletics program and for our university,” Idaho president Chuck Staben said in a statement. “We have carefully weighed our options and concluded that competing as an independent with an extremely uncertain future conference affiliation would be irresponsible when we have the alternative of joining one of the most stable FCS conferences. The Big Sky allows us to renew traditional rivalries and offers our athletes the opportunity to excel, just as they do in our other Big Sky sports programs.”
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
Two Colorado football players have been indefinitely suspended from the team following arrests.
According to the Daily Camera, linebacker Nu’umoto Falo and running back Donald Gordon were arrested Thursday morning on charges of “second-degree burglary, theft between $2,000 and $4,999, drug possession and second-degree trespassing” for allegedly stealing from an on-campus dorm room. University police said the two have been accused of stealing “prescription drugs, laptops, video games and other electronics” earlier this month.
Both players are being held on bond as of Thursday morning.
CU head coach Mike MacIntyre is "disappointed" by the arrests, a program spokesman said in a statement.
Falo, a sophomore, appeared in seven games for the Buffs in 2015 and registered 17 tackles. Gordon redshirted the 2015 season and will be a redshirt freshman in 2016.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
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Navy took a trip to the White House — again — and filmed the trip.
3 FB teams get to be honored by POTUS each year: Super Bowl, NCAA & CIC Champs. We've been 10 times in last 13 years https://t.co/4EIJBBgX0v
UAB added yet another running back to what is shaping up to be a very competitive backfield.
UAB adds Kansas State RB Kalin Heath, who redshirted last season. https://t.co/xGjBJkrWDW
The NCAA’s Board of Governors has adopted a new requirement for championship bids.
Board of Governors adopts new requirement to championship bid process to protect against discrimination: https://t.co/6HOhI8LH3Y
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
Dak Prescott left a mark on Mississippi State not only on the football field — and in the record books — but also on the fans of the Bulldogs program.
So in appreciation for Prescott’s time with the program, the school released a video called “A Letter to Dak,” which thanks the former Bulldogs quarterback for his contributions to Starkville as he embarks on an NFL career.
I’m not tearing. You’re tearing up!
The video includes kind words from Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen, university president Mark Keenum and several MSU fans.
Prescott time in Stakville was a memorable one. He was just the second Mississippi State quarterback to earn back-to-back All-SEC First-Team honors. He set 38 records with the Bulldogs while throwing for 9,376 yards and 70 touchdowns. He also rushed for 2,521 yards and 41 scores.
Prescott also led the Bulldogs to their high two-year win total in program history.
For more Mississippi State news, visit BulldogBlitz.com.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Colorado's coach is still publicly confident former Texas Tech quarterback Davis Webb will be a member of his team in 2016.
Webb previously announced he was heading to Colorado in January. As a graduate transfer, he's eligible to play immediately. And that immediate eligibility has made him a hot commodity. Webb has visited other schools who would like to secure his services for the upcoming season.
He's taking visits to other schools because the financial aid agreement he's signed with Colorado isn't binding.
“I talk to Davis Webb basically every day, almost every night,” MacIntyre said via BuffStampede.com. “He has told me every time he is definitely coming to Colorado. I don't have any other reason to think why he wouldn't.
“I just don't like the rule. He signed a financial aid agreement with us but everybody else can still recruit him and badger him and try to manipulate him, which I do not agree with. I think that is wrong, but that is the way the rule is. But I believe he will still be here at Colorado.”
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Hawaii defensive lineman Kennedy Tulimasealii was arrested Monday, his second April arrest.
The second arrest is on a charge of criminal property damage. He was arrested earlier this month on counts of domestic abuse, harrassment and resisting arrest. From KHON 2:
The criminal property damage charge stems from an incident that happened in March, before his first arrest, that was apparently just reported. HPD says Tulimasealii turned himself in and was booked just after 6 p.m.
Sources tell us Tulimasealii and his ex-girlfriend were in a car that was parked near the Hale Aloha Ilima dormitory at UH Manoa when the two started arguing. He then started punching the dashboard, damaging the radio and navigation instruments in the car. Police records show the total damage was more than $1,500.
Tulimasealii, along with Ka'aumoana Gifford, was suspended from the team following his first arrest. Gifford was arrested on the same charges Tulimasealii was.