- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday7 hrs ago
Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones was taken to the hospital Wednesday night because of a headache.
The headache does not seem to ultimately be that serious based off what his mother told the Toledo Blade. Jones' uncle had posted a status to Facebook asking for prayersand the hospital trip had been confirmed by his high school coach Ted Ginn Sr. to multiple outlets.
Cardale Jones' mother tells me it is "just a headache." Still in ER getting checked out. Should be fine.
Cardale Jones' mother, Florence: "He's good."
Jones started Ohio State's final three games of the 2014 regular season after J.T. Barrett was injured and out for the season. The two are competing for the right to be Ohio State's starting quarterback against Virginia Tech on Monday night after quarterback Braxton Miller transitioned to H-Back.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday11 hrs ago
Sophomore quarterback Treon Harris will start Florida’s season opener against New Mexico State, coach John McElwain announced following Wednesday’s practice.
However, McElwain said redshirt freshman Will Grier also will play.
Harris started six games last season and threw for 1,019 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions. He also rushed for 338 yards and three scores.
Harris and Grier have been in a tight battle for the starting role and even last week, McElwain said that he was going to play two quarterbacks. Grier is more of a pocket passer while Harris is a dual threat.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday11 hrs ago
It looks like Georgia wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley could miss the entire season because of a knee injury.
Scott-Wesley suffered the knee injury in practice on August 17. Georgia coach Mark Richt said Wednesday that Scott-Wesley is doubtful to play in 2015.
Richt just said it's doubtful Justin Scott-Wesley will play this year, but did not rule it out. He will help coach in the meantime
It's Scott-Wesley's third knee injury of his career. Here's the video of what happened two weeks ago via the Athens Banner-Herald:
He had surgery for a meniscus injury in July and didn't play much in 2014 (3 catches for 52 yards). The senior has 25 career catches and four touchdowns. Richt hasn't said what specifically happened to Scott-Wesley's knee, though did say after the injury that he was concerned that the receiver wouldn't be able to play for a while.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday14 hrs ago
Kyle Flood was reportedly told not to contact a faculty member regarding a football player.
According to NJ,com, two university officials said Flood was told by academic support staff that he should not directly email a lecturer. Floodis being investigated by the university for emailing a member of Rutgers' faculty regarding cornerback Nadir Barnwell, who was reportedly on the edge of being academically ineligible for the 2015 season.
The two officials, who requested anonymity because the investigation into whether Flood violated university policy is ongoing, said the inquiry isn't simply about an email sent from Flood's private account.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday14 hrs ago
The Big Ten Network released “tradition” videos for all of its football teams (well, almost all. Sorry Illinois), and they are, well, interesting.
If you’re a fan of the team, or a big consumer of collegiate traditions, you’re going to understand each of these. If you’re not, well, just laugh at the ridiculousness of it all and be happy Kyle Flood didn’t lose a finger and splatter blood all over James Franklin’s white shirts.
Hep’s Rock is a historic landmark on campus, but in this video it’s been replaced by a historic geode.
Iowa's fan section is called the Hawk’s Nest. Wonder if they learned how to make that nest off Pintrest?
A cannon is shot off at College Park before games. Might have been a better video with something like this.
Coach Jim Harbaugh tips his hat to mentor Bo Schembechler. Next year, watching Harbaugh buy khakis at Walmart will replace this.
Apparently, if you ask someone from Michigan where they’re from, they will show you their hand. Yeah, I had to look this one up.
"Ski-U-Mah" is Minnesota’s rally cry and it’s written on the inside of their uniforms so no one forgets.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday15 hrs ago
Not long after he was given three years probation in a domestic abuse case, former Oklahoma State RB Tyreek Hill has a new team.
Hill, now listed as Ty Hill, is on the roster at West Alabama.
"We hold a high standard for both our football program and our university," West Alabama coach Brent Gilliland said in a statement. "We believe Ty will be successful with the detailed support structure we have at West Alabama."
The team said it expects to have Hill in uniform on Saturday when it plays Stillman College. West Alabama is a Division II school.
Hill was given probation less than two weeks ago regarding an incident with his pregnant girlfriend in December. He was accused of punching and choking her and was charged with a felony count of domestic abuse by strangulation. He was kicked off of Oklahoma State's team after he was arrested. He got probation as part of a plea deal for pleading guilty.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday16 hrs ago
A former Oregon State student has filed a federal Title IX lawsuit against former head football coach Mike Riley for creating and not correcting a sexually hostile culture among football players, which she said contributed to her rape in 1999.
The woman alleges that she was raped on Oct. 9, 1999, while a freshman at OSU.
According to legal documents obtained by the Oregonian, the woman was attending a party at an off campus apartment when a man approached her with an open beer can. The man said he was visiting Corvalis, where the Oregon State campus is located, from Portland.
The woman said she reported the rape two days later to a counselor at Oregon State’s Student Health Services and says that the worker suggested that perhaps she said “yes” to the alleged perpetrator and that she probably should not have been drinking.
The woman did not seek other help or go to authorities and ultimately transferred from the school.
The lawsuit is seeking $7.5 million in damages.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday18 hrs ago
Yes, Alabama coach Nick Saban plays the "what if?" game when it comes to national championships his team could have won.
In an interview set to air Sunday morning on ESPN's Outside the Lines, Saban said he felt he's had teams good enough to win eight national titles during his coaching career.
"We haven’t finished the season the last two seasons like we’d like,” Saban said. “People talk about you’ve won four national championships. Well I feel like we’ve had good enough teams to to win eight. So I feel like we’ve failed four times. I feel like I’ve failed four times. So is that being too difficult, I don’t know. But I just know that we’ve had other teams that have had the talent and we weren’t able to do it.”
Three of Saban's titles have come at Alabama in the 2009, 2011 and 2012 seasons. He also won a BCS Championship at LSU in 2003.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook said he was bummed when he heard he wasn't voted a team captain by his teammates.
The quarterback is one of the best signal-callers in the Big Ten and the country. And good senior quarterbacks are typically team captains. However, center Jack Allen, defensive end Shilique Calhoun, and linebacker Darien Harris were selected as the team's three captains while Cook wasn't.
"Obviously, I was disappointed," Cook said via SpartanMag.com."Obviously we have leadership council with 12 guys, and I think the whole senior class takes pride in everyone being leaders. We are not all about the title. I for sure wanted to be captain, but it's not going limit me from leading."
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
Rutgers' quarterback competition possibly has another added twist.
Hayden Rettig was tapped as the team's starter against Norfolk State when Chris Laviano was suspended for the first half of the game by coach Kyle Flood. However, according to Flood, Rettig's tenure as the team's starter could only last for that first half. Flood said Tuesday that the team would "evaluate" where it is at halftime.
"Hayden Rettig is the starting quarterback," Flood said via ScarletNation.com. "We're going to evaluate the first half and we'll make a decision at halftime as to how we're going to proceed."