- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday38 mins 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. Saturday38 mins 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. Saturday1 hr 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.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Wide receiver Pig Howard has been dismissed from the Tennessee football team for an undisclosed violation of team rules, coach Butch Jones announced Wednesday.
"You try to impact every person that comes in your program," Jones said. "It’s all about choices and decisions. It’s unfortunate, but we have to continue to move forward."
Howard, a senior, already had missed three games this season — the season opener because of disciplinary reasons and the last two contests because of a concussion.
Howard was the team’s leading receiver a year ago with 54 catches for 618 yards and a touchdown.
This season, he has just one catch for eight yards.
As Howard has struggled to stay in the lineup, the Vols have found receiving replacements in Ethan Wolf, Preston Williams and Josh Malone. However, the Vols passing game still ranks 85 th in the country and 11 th in the SEC.
For more Tennessee news, visit VolQuest.com.
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- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
As this weekend’s game between Florida State and Miami inches closer, the Miami Twitter page has been bombarded with comments from Florida State fans giving their thoughts about the game and about the Hurricanes.
So, in order to combat the noise in their Twitter feed, Miami’s social media department gave Florida State fans an outlet for their, um, input.
We've noticed an influx of FSU fans tweeting at us this week. As such, we encourage you to post here, instead: http://t.co/z1QxIBvgZQ
So what happens when you click that site?
It takes the user to a page where he or she can type pretty much anything they want and when they hit send, the comment gets sucked into a vortex while screaming erupts. At the end, the site gives the user a nice little note: “Thanks for keeping that off twitter. Go Canes!"
Well, that’s one way to handle it. Giving user a computer virus would have been another, but that would have been mean.
Not sure that flushing comments down an imaginary black hole is even enough to stop #FSUTwitter.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
LSU won't be traveling to Columbia, South Carolina, after all.
South Carolina announced Wednesday that the two schools would play at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Saturday. South Carolina's Williams-Brice Stadium is unable to be used for the game because of flooding in the area.
Kickoff for the game, originally scheduled for noon ET, is yet to be determined.
“Yesterday, we made the extremely difficult decision to cancel classes for the week due to the stress 34,000 students would place on the region’s recovering infrastructure, there is no doubt 85,000 fans would exact the same toll,” South Carolina President Harris Pastides said in a statement. “In the spirit of supporting our South Carolina community that is so supportive of Gamecock Nation, we have decided to move the game to Baton Rouge. The stress on law enforcement and first responders is too great. Moreover, we’ve had many in the Carolina family directly impacted by the flooding.”
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Texas may not be going to court over the lawsuit with Oklahoma State.
According to HornsDigest.com,Texas has started the process of settling the $600,000 suit. The suit is part of a contract dispute with Oklahoma State and current Texas assistant coach Joe Wickline. The school brought the suit against Wickline as part of a breach of contract claim.
Wickline left his post at Oklahoma State and went to Texas when Charlie Strong was hired before the 2014 season. As part of his contract, he had to be the primary play-caller at his new employer, otherwise he owed the university a buyout.
Perrin said Saturday he was reading pleadings in the case. And on Monday, sources said, Ohlendorf reached out to Ok State attorneys about their willingness to settle.
The suit is expected to be settled for roughly $300,000 by the end of the month, sources said.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
Rowan kicker Tyler Nighton made up for his bad extra point attempt against Christopher Newport on Saturday.
As you can see from the video below, the game wasn't exactly being played in dry conditions. Nighton's kick barely got any air time and sailed into the back of his offensive line. It stalled as soon as it hit the turf, so like a free throw shooter chasing after his own rebound, Nighton went and got the ball.
It's a bit impossible to describe what happened next, other than it was a giant scrum of 22 players.
Nighton got in for the two-point conversion. The score gave Rowan a five-point lead in the fourth quarter and the team won 14-9.
The play won play of the week in Division III. It's impressive, no doubt, but we're wondering if it's more impressive than the interception that Ithaca's Skyler Kauf had over the weekend. Our initial reaction is that the pick is better. What do you think?
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
Oklahoma State is going to be without a longtime starter for the rest of the 2015 season.
Linebacker Ryan Simmons said on his Instagram page Tuesday night that he had torn an MCL and PCL and will need surgery for the injuries.
Simmons has started every game for Oklahoma State since the 2013 season began. The Cowboys' starting middle linebacker in 2015, Simmons had 14 tackles in five games this season and is considered one of OSU's main leaders.
According to NewsOK.com, Simmons will be replaced at MLB by Chad Whitener. The Cal transfer had nine tackles against Kansas State on Saturday. Oklahoma State beat the Wildcats 36-34.
Whitener had a scholarship at Cal and transferred to Oklahoma State as a walk-on. He was awarded a scholarship at OSU before the 2015 season started.
For more Oklahoma State news, visit O-StateIllustrated.com.
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
Bowling Green coach Dino Babers sprung to action after witnessing a vehicle catch fire on Saturday.
According to the Toledo Blade, Babers, along with assistant athletic trainer Chelsea Lowe, were traveling on the first of four team buses returning to campus from the Falcons’ game at Buffalo when they saw a car “swerve in front of the bus and hit the center divider” and catch on fire.
The bus Babers and Lowe were riding in was unaffected by the accident but stopped “a short distance away” from the burning car. That’s when Babers and Lowe turned their attention to the driver of the vehicle.
From the Blade:
“The closer we got to the car, the clearer we could see smoke billowing,” Lowe said. “We knew whoever was in the car wasn’t just going to walk away and have everything be OK.”