- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
West Virginia P Nick O'Toole has some of the best facial hair in college football.
Not many people have the ability and the desire to grow a handlebar mustache, but O'Toole can pull his off incredibly effectively. So it's only natural to let him give us tips on how to keep such great facial hair looking pristine.
The pen tip is a good one to get the curl of the mustache just right. We'll never likely use it, but it's a good factoid to keep in the back of our heads for when we're asked about how to curl a handlebar mustache.
O'Toole is also a fan of patterned socks. During Big 12 media days in July, he broke out his USA socks.
You know what would go great with O'Toole's mustache? A mullet, though since O'Toole is a senior, it's too late for it to take effect for the 2014 season.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Antrione Archer, the Cincinnati Bearcats' director of player welfare and development, has been fired from his post.
According to WKRC,Archer, 28, was in a grocery store and exposed his genitals and touched a worker at the store.
Archer was booked and charged on June 14,according to Cincinnati.com. Per Cincinnati athletic director Mike Boh, the school learned of his charges on Friday and suspended him before dismissing him on Tuesday.
“UC Athletics is fully committed to upholding the highest level of professionalism and conduct for our staff, coaches and student-athletes,” Bohn said. “The university will cooperate with the authorities in this matter.”
Archer had been with the school since 2011. In his role with the team, Archer helped prep players for the future and his case is set to go to trial on October 15.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday15 hrs ago
The ACC announced its initial priorities for Power Five conference autonomy on Tuesday.
The priorities resemble many of the steps that schools have taken on their own to help student athletes since the NCAA granted the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC more flexibility to make their own rules.
In June, the Big Ten released a similar set of key points before the autonomy vote was taken in August.
The ACC's priorities are:
• Examination of scholarship protections for student-athletes;
• Meeting a student-athlete’s cost of attendance;
• Ensuring institutional flexibility to provide educational support for former student-athletes;
• Examination of career-related insurance options for student-athletes; and
• Ensuring that nutritional needs of student-athletes are met in a reasonable way.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday16 hrs ago
Iowa has a bye this week, but it won’t be using its extra time to narrow down whom will be its No. 1 quarterback moving forward this season.
Offensive coordinator Greg Davis said Tuesday that once junior Jake Rudock returns to action after recovering from a hip injury, the Hawkeyes will split playing time between Rudock and sophomore C.J. Beathard.
“Jake is about 80%, so we'd start C.J. if we played today. We don't play today. We play in ten days or 11 days, whatever it is. We feel like we have two good quarterbacks, and we'll look at it in these next 11 days and then we'll go from there,” Davis said. “What you can expect is that we'll probably play two with no set series, numbers or whatever. We feel like we have two guys that have earned the right to play and have played pretty well. So that's the way we'll approach it.”
Rudock started the first four games for the 4-1 Hawkeyes, but went down with a hip pointer against Pitt. Beathard came on in relief and completed 7-of-8 passes for 98 yards in a comeback 24-20 win. With Rudock still injured, Beathard started over the weekend at Purdue and struggled, completing just 46 percent of his passes in a 24-10 win.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
Oregon won't be wearing pink helmets Thursday night against Arizona but the Ducks will still have pink accents to support women's cancer awareness.
The school revealed this year's uniforms via Twitter on Tuesday.
Last year's uniforms had pink helmets and socks while the numbers and trim were Oregon's colors. This year, the helmet is black and the numbers and name on the backs will be in pink. There will also be pink shoe options as well.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr., a Congressman from New Jersey, reached out to Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany Tuesday, urging him to launch an investigation into Michigan’s handling of quarterback Shane Morris on Saturday against Minnesota.
Pascrell is the co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force and wrote in his letterto Delany that “allowing a possibly concussed player to determine whether or not he is fit to return to play not only violates common sense, but is also an egregious violation of standard concussion protocol.”
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
Texas players do not want let Baylor's ascension to the top of the Big 12 go quietly.
Earlier this year, Texas LB Steve Edmond expressed his disdain for the Bears, long the Longhorns' little brother in the state of Texas. Heck, it's more than little sibling. For a while, Baylor was the third of the three other Texas schools in the Big 12.
In the past four seasons, Baylor has finished ahead of Texas in the conference standings three times. The teams meet on Saturday and while Baylor is undefeated and Texas is 2-2, Texas WR John Harris is confident about his team.
“I mean, they’re still Baylor,” Harris said via the Dallas Morning News.“I mean, just because they started playing better in this era, that’s good for them. We are who we are — we’re still Texas. … Baylor has never changed. They are who they are.”
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
After accusing Florida State players of faking injuries over the weekend, N.C. State head coach Dave Doeren apologized to FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher Tuesday morning.
In a statement released on the N.C. State football Twitter account, Doeren said:
“I have apologized to Jimbo Fisher and want to apologize to his staff, players and FSU fans for my comments that took away from a tremendous football game. I left an emotional locker room and took those emotions with me to the press conference. It was a great college football game with tremendous plays made by both teams. That is where the focus deserves to be. I have the utmost respect for Jimbo, his staff and players. FSU played a great game and earned the win.”
Doeren’s statement sings a much different tune than the sentiment he shared Saturday and in his weekly press conference on Monday.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday23 hrs ago
Kentucky quarterback Drew Barker, wideout Dorian Baker, defensive end Tymere Dubose and running back Stanley Williams are suspended for Saturday's game against South Carolina.
The four were suspended for a violation of team rules after an incident involving BB guns on campus Sunday night. All types of firearms are banned on Kentucky's campus.
Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said earlier on Monday that he'd been notified of the possibility that persons of interest in Sunday night's on-campus incident - which included a report of possible shots fired - were wearing UK football-issued shirts.
UK police recovered three BB guns from the incident and identified the persons of interest Monday. The four were then suspended.
"Proper conduct is emphasized as a core value of our program," Stoops said in a release "If we have a situation in which someone who does not act according to our standards, we hold him accountable."
Former UCF assistant accuses head coach George O'Leary of racist remarks in breach of contract lawsuitSam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
A former assistant under George O’Leary at UCF filed a breach of contract lawsuit Friday containing some scathing allegations against the longtime Knights head coach.
According to USA Today, Paul Ferraro, who was hired as the team’s defensive coordinator in December before leaving prior to spring practice, alleges in the suit that O’Leary “used a derogatory word for African-Americans and called the NFL ‘one big ‘Ru-Ru tribe.’” Additionally, the suit alleges that O’Leary “once advised coaches to check African-American players ‘to make sure their gums are blue, because they are bigger, faster and stronger than (African-American players) with red gums.’”
These allegations are apart of a lawsuit that says Ferraro was fired “without cause” and asks for “damages in excess of $15,000, including unpaid wages” from the two-year contract for $220,000 annually Ferraro signed in December.
UCF, via a statement to USA Today from Grant Heston, the school's vice president for communications and marketing, is denying the allegations.