- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday38 mins ago
Maryland reportedly has plans to fire head coach Randy Edsall.
According to a report from InsideMDSports.com, the school will “part ways with Edsall” after this weekend’s game at No. 1 Ohio State “barring an unexpected last-minute reversal.” The Terps have a bye week after the OSU game.
Maryland is off to a rough start in Edsall’s fifth year at the helm. Heading into Columbus this weekend, the team is 2-3 and has lost its last two games to West Virginia and Michigan by a combined score of 73-6. The Terps also suffered an embarrassing 48-27 home loss to Bowling Green in Week 2.
The Terps have been dreadful on offense, particularly in the passing game. Maryland quarterbacks – three have played already this year – have combined for 15 interceptions, with 12 coming from Caleb Rowe, who replaced Perry Hills as starter early in the season.
The decision to go with Hills out of fall camp was reportedly an unpopular one.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
The Big 12 has two teams in the AP top 5 and three in the top 10. Did we overlook the conference at the beginning of the year?
Join Nick Bromberg and Graham Watson as they talk about the Big 12, Pac-12, the injuries to big-name players in college football and more. We also discuss a crazy conspiracy theory involving the SEC, the AAC's New Year's Six chances and Florida.
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Navy will likely be without one of its top defensive players for the rest of the season.
Midshipmen head coach Ken Niumatalolo confirmed to the Capital Gazette that safety Kwazel Bertrand broke his ankle against Air Force on Saturday and is going to be out for a lengthy period of time.
Niumatalolo said Bertrand, a senior, had surgery this week and could possibly return in time to play against Army or in a bowl game.
“I feel terrible for Kwazel. It’s really unfortunate any time a senior goes down with a season-ending injury,” Niumatalolo said. “Kwazel has been a really good player for us and we’re going to miss his presence out on the field.”
Bertrand has been a steady presence in the secondary for Navy during his career. Including this season, Bertrand has made 27 career starts for the Midshipmen and played in 35 games overall for the Midshipmen, totaling 154 tackles, five tackles for loss, one interception and one sack.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
It looks like Wisconsin is leaving Adidas for Under Armour.
The school's board of regents is scheduled to vote Friday on an athletic apparel deal with Under Armour. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the deal will be approved "barring a surprise move."
UW will receive $3.3 million in product during the first year of the deal to account for the increased product needs associated with the change from adidas to Under Armour. UW will receive $2.45 million in product in the second year of the deal. That total will increase incrementally after that, to $3.05 million in the 10 th year.
Not only is the cash contribution much improved in UA's proposal, so is the amount of product. Adidas is currently giving the school approximately $1.4 million in goods.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Top-ranked Ohio State has lost two more players to season-ending injuries.
Head coach Urban Meyer announced Wednesday that junior defensive back Cam Burrows and freshman linebacker Nick Conner won’t return to action this season.
Burrows is the team’s third safety behind Vonn Bell and Tyvis Powell and has also filled in as a nickel cornerback for Damon Webb, who remains indefinitely suspended. According to Cleveland.com, Burrows had foot surgery this week.
Burrows had 17 tackles in 14 games played in 2014 and 11 tackles in 12 games as a true freshman in 2013.
Meyer said Conner injured his knee this week during practice. Conner, a four-star recruit from Dublin, Ohio, was expected to take a redshirt this season.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Eastern Kentucky isn't playing at home on Thursday night.
The school has canceled classes for the rest of the week for a graffiti threat that was placed on campus. The game against Tennessee Tech was scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday.
So instead of canceling or postponing the game, it's been moved to Georgetown, Kentucky, and Georgetown College's stadium. Eastern Kentucky is located in Richmond.
The threat, discovered Monday, said "Kill all by 10-8-15 this is Bu Oop." It was written in a bathroom on campus. There's no public indication of who or what "Bu Oop" refers to.
EKU has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the responsible person or persons.
EKU's fall break had been scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, so classes will not resume until next Wednesday.
Christopher Payton, editor in chief of the student newspaper, Eastern Progress, said Wednesday morning that campus is largely deserted.
"There is no one here, practically," Payton said.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
Miami and Florida could be playing each other in 2019.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, the two teams are "close" to facing off in Orlando in the first week of the 2019 season. It'd be the first time in six years that the teams have met. They stopped playing after the 2013 season.
Both schools were non-committal.
“While we won’t comment on this report, we’re always exploring future scheduling options,” UF spokesperson Steve McClain told the Orlando Sentinel.
Miami athletics director Blake James told the Sun Sentinel there have been conversations with Florida and he’s always been open to the idea of playing the Gators again, but there is no contract yet.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
D'haquille "Duke" Williams, who was dismissed from the Auburn football program Monday, reportedly punched two security guards, a bartender and another patron, according to AL.com, in the event that resulted in his dismissal.
Williams, a wide receiver who had been in trouble several times during his Auburn career, apparently became angry when a member of his party was removed from the bar for wearing sunglasses, a violation of the bar’s dress code.
Williams tried to use his status as a football player to get the person back into the bar, but was denied. An altercation broke out and police were called to the scene, according to AL.com.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
West Virginia safety Karl Joseph is out for the year after suffering a non-contact knee injury at practice.
An integral piece of West Virginia's defense, Joseph has started every game in his West Virginia career. He's a senior, so his college career is now over.
“I am devastated and heartbroken for Karl,” West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said in a statement. “He is a young man who has given everything he has to our football program and University over the past four years and who elected to return to WVU for his senior season to earn his degree and to be a part of something special with this team. He exemplifies what it means to be a Mountaineer. Karl is an All-American, a fierce competitor, a leader and I know he will have a full recovery, and I can’t wait to watch him on Sundays next fall.”
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday23 hrs ago
A day after the charges against him were dropped, Rutgers WR Leonte Carroo is back on the team.
Carroo was reinstated on Wednesday by coach Kyle Flood. The team's statement was two lines.
Flood reinstated Carroo after the student-athlete agreed to the conditions of his reinstatement and after he accepted the responsibility that comes with his return to the team.
Flood reinstated Carroo while he's suspended himself. Flood was suspended three games by the school after an investigation into emails Flood sent to a faculty member about the academic progress of a now-former Rutgers player.