- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Ohio is now requesting its residents not wear pants.
Given the craziness that is the state of Ohio, you're probably not entirely surprised. We regret to inform you the request does not cover all pants, but rather pleated khakis. Because, you know, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh wears pleated khakis.
Here's the resolution, which is in effect on Saturday, the day Ohio State plays Michigan. It's from Ohio governor John Kasich (R), who is also running for president.
You'll also notice that the letter "m" is crossed out in the resolution. Hating the letter in the week of the game is nothing new for Ohio.
We'd be more impressed with the ban if it was for style and common sense purposes rather than Michigan ones. It shouldn't take a football game to realize you shouldn't be wearing pleated khakis.
Michigan and Ohio State kick off at noon Saturday.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Terrel Hunt isn't able to return to the Syracuse football team in 2016.
Syracuse announced Friday that his appeal for a sixth year of eligibility was denied by the NCAA.
“Obviously, it’s very disappointing but I want to thank my teammates, coaches and all the Syracuse fans who have supported me through this process and during my time here,” Hunt said in a team statement. “Even though my career didn’t turn how I thought it would, I still have a lot of great memories that I’ll take with me for the rest of my life.
“Right now I’m focused on my rehab and on finishing graduate school. I’m getting better every day and hopefully I’ll have the opportunity to continue my career at the professional level.”
Hunt, a senior in 2015, tore an Achilles' tendon in the Orange's first game of 2015 against Rhode Island. The injury put him on the bench for the rest of the year. He missed the final seven games of 2014 after he suffered a broken tibia. He'll be recognized during senior day activities against Boston College on Saturday.
Hunt finishes his career with over 2,600 passing yards and 24 total touchdowns.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
A 6-4 week takes us to 60-54-6. Could be worse.
Missouri at Arkansas (Over 44.5), 2:30 p.m. ET FRIDAY: Taking the Tigers and an over pick seems crazy. But we're going to go with it. Arkansas' defense has given up a lot of points recently (Auburn, Ole Miss, Mississippi State) and its offense has been piling up the points too. The Hogs are favored by two touchdowns and that line seems right. We just have a feeling it could end 30-20 or something.
Iowa at Nebraska (+2.5), 3:30 p.m. ET FRIDAY: Upset alert. After calling for the upset for the past six weeks, we have to stick with our guns here. It's nothing against Iowa at all. The Hawkeyes are a very good football team and worthy of consideration for the College Football Playoff with an undefeated season. But Nebraska is the master of playing teams close. Just ask Michigan State.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday15 hrs ago
When you really want to beat Texas, you pull out all the stops.
That’s what Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury did Thursday night when he called a fake victory formation with nearly three minutes remaining. The Red Raiders, who were up 41-38 at the point, pretended to kneel down while receiver Jakeem Grant, one of the team’s smallest players, emerged from the pile with the ball. He ran to the left side and down the sideline 40 yards untouched for the touchdown.
Texas Tech's victory formation trick play is something for which we can all be thankful. https://t.co/1YPyrRvgoq
What was most baffling about the play was Texas falling for it in the first place, especially with two timeouts remaining.
The score actually ended up being the game-winning points for Texas Tech, which allowed Texas to score on the next possession. The Red Raiders recovered an onside kick and then did a real kneel down to end the game.
The Red Raiders won the game 48-45 and finish the regular season with seven wins. Texas falls to 4-7 and still has a season finale against Baylor next week.
For more Texas news, visit Orangebloods.com.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday16 hrs ago
We’re going to do a little different format this week simply because there are too many great games this weekend to pinpoint just three.
It is, as you all know, the weekend that decides several conference championship games and could decide whether teams are in or out of the college football playoff.
With that said, here’s what to watch in Week 13 (games are Saturday unless otherwise noted):
No. 15 Navy at Houston, noon ET, Friday: This game won’t only decide the West Division of the American Athletic Conference and home-field advantage in the conference title game, it likely will determine the Group of Five representative in the New Year’s Six Bowl. Navy has dominated the AAC in its first year in the league and one more victory would set the school record for wins and give the program its first 10-1 start since 1905. If it does so — and caps an undefeated regular season conference campaign — it also might earn quarterback Keenan Reynolds a trip to the Heisman ceremony in New York.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
A Florida State official said in a deposition that 20 rape claims had been made against Seminole football players in the last nine years, according to the Associated Press.
Melissa Ashton, the director of FSU's victim advocate program, made the statement last summer during a deposition in the ongoing civil lawsuit filed by former student Erica Kinsman against the university. Kinsman said the university failed to respond to her allegations that former quarterback Jameis Winston raped her.
The deposition was released as part of an open records request by the Associated Press.
Ashton also asserted that she thought football players received special treatment at the school and that most of the alleged victims declined to press charges for fear of retaliation.
A Florida State spokesperson told the Associated Press that the school could not confirm the number of allegations because communications with victims in confidential through the victim advocate program.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Wisconsin running back Corey Clement was cited on two counts of disorderly conduct after police say he threw the first punch during a Nov. 8 dispute in the building of his off-campus residence.
The University of Wisconsin issued a vague statement following the altercation that stated Clement was walking back to his residence when he saw a group of individuals engaged with a security guard. Clement went over to help. Clement suffered a cut on his hand as a result of the incident.
However, police said Clement escalated the verbal confrontation and that the university issued a misleading statement regarding the events.
Wisconsin did issue a statement Wednesday saying it was aware Clement might be charged.
Wisconsin lost to Northwestern 13-7 last week. Clement has 10 carried for 24 yards and a touchdown. The Badgers finish the regular season at Minnesota.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Dr. Saturday2 days ago
For our purposes, we assume that all the favorites win. This will not happen because it never happens like that, but it’s a more consistent system than attempting to predict multiple results. First, the semifinals:
Cotton Bowl (12/31): 2) Alabama vs. 3) Michigan State
Orange Bowl (12/31): 1) Clemson vs. 4) Oklahoma
Reasoning here: Alabama, Clemson and Michigan State will be favored from here on out, and with Oklahoma a favorite in Bedlam and Notre Dame an underdog against the Cardinal, the final spot works itself out. If the Irish win in Palo Alto, things could get interesting, and if Iowa wins out, they take Sparty’s spot. If Florida wins out, they take Alabama’s spot and if Clemson loses a game, things immediately get messy.
Peach (12/31): Florida State (at-large) vs. Notre Dame (at-large)
Fiesta (1/1): Iowa (at-large) vs. Navy (G5/at-large)
Rose (1/1): Stanford (Pac-12) vs. Michigan (Big Ten)
Sugar (1/1): Ole Miss (SEC) vs. Baylor (Big XII)
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday2 days ago
With rivalry weekend upon us, the Heisman contenders have a great opportunity to make a statement.
Every week, Dr. Saturday will name its five Heisman favorites in order with our frontrunner on top. As we've seen thus far, the list can change pretty quickly depending on the week.
Derrick Henry didn’t get a chance to show too much against Charleston Southern last Saturday, but he did enough to keep himself on the top of the Heisman heap while several others fell off.
Henry had nine carries for 68 yards and two touchdowns before he spent the second half resting on the bench. Those two scores, however, allowed Henry to tie Trent Richardson’s Alabama single-season record of 21 touchdowns. He’ll have a chance to break that record on Saturday in the Iron Bowl against rival Auburn. If the Tide win that game, they’ll clinch the SEC West and a spot in the SEC title game against Florida.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday2 days ago
A man wanted on suspicion of first-degree attempted murder was taken into police custody Tuesday following a lengthy standoff with the Boulder, Colo., SWAT team. According to the Boulder Daily Camera, the suspect, 24-year-old Donte Faison of Baltimore, had been staying at the home of members of the Colorado football team.
The standoff lasted six hours, but “ended peacefully” as Faison was taken into custody “without incident.”
Baltimore police officials said Faison is wanted on suspicion of first-degree attempted murder in connection with a nonfatal shooting on Nov. 15 in the 100 block of North Broadway Street in Baltimore.
Officials said Faison doesn’t have a criminal history as an adult.
Colorado athletics said Faison is a “childhood acquaintance of a CU football player.” The school declined to identify the player who knows Faison or the other players who live in the house.