- Steven Lassan at Dr. Saturday40 mins 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. Saturday3 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. Saturday4 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.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday5 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. Saturday5 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."
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
Redshirt freshman Brent Stockstill will start at quarterback for Middle Tennessee State after he beat out Austin Grammer for the starting job.
Grammer was the team's starting quarterback in 2014. He started all 12 of the Blue Raiders' games as the team went 6-6. Stockstill is the son of MTSU coach Rick Stockstill.
"I told all of our players coming into camp that every position is open competition and I will say the same thing next year,” Rick Stockstill said via the Daily News Journal. “I believe in competition and what you did yesterday doesn't matter. You have to improve and earn it every day.”
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
Remember that huge brawl that immediately followed the end of Memphis’ 55-48 win over BYU in the Miami Beach Bowl?
More than nine months later, Memphis coach Justin Fuente finally publicly announced the players he suspended for their involvement in the fight.
According to the Associated Press, linebacker Leonard Pegues and defensive end Isadore Outing are both suspended for the season-opener against Missouri State on Saturday.
Additionally, offensive linemen Nick Thomas, Michael Stannard and Trevon Tate, along with cornerback Chauncey Lanier, are suspended for the first half of the Missouri State game. Pegues is also suspended for the first half of the Tigers Week 2 matchup at Kansas.
The suspensions were decided in conjunction with the American Athletic Conference.
- Steven Lassan at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
AthlonSports.com is a leading website for preseason and in-season football previews, predictions, rankings and analysis.
Projecting college football’s breakout players for any given season is no easy assignment. After all, each person has a different take on what a “breakout player” is, and college football is always home to several new faces throughout the season. While it’s difficult to label breakout players, the new stars of any season can have a huge impact on conference championship or national title races.
With kickoff for the 2015 season just a few days away, Athlon Sports is taking a look at 50 players who could be poised for a breakout year from the Power 5 conferences and Notre Dame. Players from every position were included, and a few true freshmen cracked the list.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
Nebraska said Monday it had hired a new PA announcer for Memorial Stadium. A day later it had to replace its replacement.
According to KETV in Omaha, former station sports director John Schuetz said he was told he no longer had the job as the PA announcer because of a now-deleted "social media post" that was critical of the school's decision to fire Bo Pelini in November 2014.
In a conversation with KETV NewsWatch 7, Schuetz said Tuesday he was told the University was going in a different direction.
Schuetz said he understands the University's position, and has no animosity about its decision to look for another announcer.
The post was reportedly on Facebook. The school said Tuesday that Lane Grindle, the sideline reporter for radio broadcasts, would be Schuetz's replacement.
Schuetz out as #Huskers PA man, 1 day after hiring. He says an old Facebook post critical of Neb did him in; he says Neb made right decision
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
UCLA defensive back Ishmael Adams has been suspended following his weekend robbery arrest, Bruins head coach Jim Mora announced Tuesday.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the suspension is indefinite, pending additional information obtained by police.
Adams was arrested at 3:36 a.m. Sunday for allegedly using force to steal a cell phone from an Uber driver.
Per the Times, Adams was released on bail Tuesday at 6:24 a.m and has a court date scheduled for Sept. 22.
Adams, a redshirt junior, was a first team All-Pac-12 selection last year. He registered 41 tackles and two interceptions, both of which he returned for touchdowns. Adams also started every game for the Bruins in 2013 and led the team with four interceptions. He also totaled 61 tackles.
UCLA opens up its season at home against Virginia on Saturday.