- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday30 mins ago
Welcome to our Dr. Saturday feature titled "Random offseason tweet of the day." With real games just days away, coaches and players are still tweeting about non-football-related things as the season approaches. In this space, we'll try to find the funniest and goofiest tweets of the day. If you see something, don't hesitate to send it to us.
Steve Spurrier is watching you as you enter Williams-Brice Stadium this fall.
South Carolina has put up a giant banner of the coach outside the stadium.
Is the banner by itself intimidating? For the full Spurrier effect, the banner should talk trash in the hours leading up to gametime. A loop of trolling Spurrier comments would work, right? Hell, they could all be comments about beating Clemson. South Carolina fans never get tired of them. Spurrier certainly doesn't.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Michael Brewer has won the Virginia Tech starting quarterback job.
The Hokies announced Saturday that Brewer, a transfer from Texas Tech, would start under center for Virginia Tech against William and Mary.
"I'm extremely honored to be labeled the starter at a program like Virginia Tech," Brewer said in a statement."I'm very thankful for my teammates and the coaching staff for entrusting me and giving me this opportunity. I'm looking forward to this season."
Brewer, a junior, was competing with senior Mark Leal for the right to succeed Logan Thomas, who is now with the Arizona Cardinals.
“Both of the guys gave great effort and played very well in preseason, making it a very difficult choice,” Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer said. “It was a very close race and we’re proud of both of them.”
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Five Cal Poly San Luis Obispo players who were arrested in connection with an August 10 alleged robbery at the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity house were formally charged Friday with 23 felonies.
The players are Cameron Akins, Jake Brito, Cortland Fort, Kristaan Ivory and Dominique Love.
Even though police have said that Akins was the only suspect to brandish a handgun and demand money or drugs from residents at the frat house, all five defendants have been charged with multiple felony counts of conspiracy to commit residential robbery, attempted residential robbery, attempted burglary, and false imprisonment, as well as several enhancements for using a firearm during a crime.
Akins was also charged with three additional charges of resisting arrest, a felony.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
Louisville WR DeVante Parker is headed to Charlotte, N.C., for further evaluation on a foot injury he suffered Friday night during practice.
The school said Parker injured his left foot and would visit Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte after he was evaluated by Louisville team physicians.
Parker tweeted Friday night that he was fine.
I appreciate all the love. I'm fine.
If Parker is out for an extended period of time, his absence is a huge blow to the Louisville offense that is beginning life after QB Teddy Bridgewater. As a junior last year, Parker was Louisville's leading receiver and had 55 catches for 885 yards and 12 touchdowns. In his career he has 113 catches for 1,920 yards and 28 touchdowns.
Redshirt freshman Will Gardner is expected to start at QB against Miami on September 1 as Louisville begins life in the ACC. If Parker can't go against Miami, Kai De La Cruz, who had 15 catches for 271 yards last year, is listed as his top backup.
For more Louisville news, visit CardinalSports.com.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
The NCAA has denied Oklahoma's request that former Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham be eligible to play in 2014.
Oklahoma released a statement Friday evening saying the school would accept the NCAA's ruling.
University of Oklahoma Statement on Dorial Green-Beckham Ruling by NCAA pic.twitter.com/U2cfG4Fk9c
The statement reads "The University of Oklahoma has learned that the waiver request in entered on behalf of Dorial Green-Beckham has been denied by the NCAA. The University accepts that decision and will continue to provide the appropriate assistance to Dorial, just as it does with other students, in helping him grow personally from the many opportunities available to him at OU."
The school was applying for immediate eligibility for Green-Beckham via the NCAA's "run-off" waiver for players who part ways with their previous university for reasons out of their control. Green-Beckham was dismissed in April after an incident in which he allegedly forced his way into an apartment and pushed a female down some steps.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
Over the years, a lot of college football teams have created special moments for children battling various diseases, but Colorado State took it a step further and made 9-year-old Jack Miller an actual part of the team roster.
Jack, who has been battling brain tumors for the past six years, is listed as No. 1 on Colorado State’s online roster. He’s a 4-foot-1, 53-pound freshman that became an honorary member of the Colorado State program during a team meeting last August.
"Jack is a big part of our family, and we all are honored that he chose us to be his teammates,” coach Jim McElwain said. “Part of this whole deal in life is understanding what it takes and what it is to give of yourself to somebody else. I can't tell you how enjoyable it is, after a game, to see Jack in the locker room wearing his Rams jersey, and that smile on his face. He has taught all of us so much about toughness, determination and embracing life."
This is a great gesture and one Jack will remember for the rest of his life.
Well done, Colorado State.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
LSU’s Tiger Stadium saw a major renovation this offseason. The stadium’s capacity has passed the 100,000 mark and will now seat 102,321 fans.
Additionally, the team’s gameday locker room also received a major makeover. The Tigers finally got to see the finished product on Friday, and they were impressed.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
A handful of teams that have many players of Polynesian descent perform the Haka, a traditional Maori war dance from New Zealand, before games.
One of these teams is Arizona. Like they’ve done for a few years, the squad will perform the Haka in front of the Wildcats’ student section “immediately before kickoff” at each home game this season. We can only hope that head coach Rich Rodriguez joins them.
If you want to embody the spirit of a Maori warrior and get pumped up in your living room this fall, some of Arizona’s Polynesian players, led by sophomore defensive lineman Sani Fuimaono, can teach you how the Haka is done.
For you Arizona fans out there, the words that go with the dance will be on the jumbotron, so you’ll have a leg up on the rest of us.
Arizona’s season opens up against UNLV next Friday, August 29. That gives you a week to learn the Haka. Good luck.
For more Arizona news, visit GOAZCats.com.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
As Dorial Green-Beckham waits to see if he'll receive a waiver from Oklahoma to play in 2014, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said Friday that he had received 'other information' about Green-Beckham and his dismissal from the program.
After allegedly getting into an apartment in April, Green-Beckham allegedly pushed a woman down "at least" four steps. The woman ultimately declined to press charges because of the backlash the case could receive. However, shortly after he was indefinitely suspended from the Missouri football team, Green-Beckham was dismissed altogether.
Pinkel was asked about the Green-Beckham situation when discussion a report around a situation involving former RB Derrick Washington in 2008. ESPN's Outside the Lines reported that Missouri failed to follow Title IX protocol after Washington was accused of sexual assault.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
Georgia Tech just added two more years of probation to a four-year stint it’s currently serving after being hit with a “failure to monitor” reprimand by the NCAA.
Initially, Georgia Tech was serving a four-year probation from impermissible benefits given to former receiver Demaryius Thomas that was set to end in 2015. This new self-imposed two-year probation, which stems from texts sent by former assistant coach Todd Spencer during a time when only email and faxes were allowed, extends that stretch to 2017.
Spencer resigned from the program in 2012 and is currently an assistant at Army.
“That is not something that sits well with me or with any of us here,” athletic director Mike Bobinski told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “That’s not a good-sounding or good-feeling term. It’s not one we want to wear beyond this. As I told you before, it is clearly our intention this the last time we ever go down this road.”