- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday30 mins ago
Jadeveon Clowney was pulled over Saturday evening for speeding after police said he was going 110 MPH in a 70 MPH zone in South Carolina.
Troopers say Clowney was pulled over in a Chrysler 300 around 7:30 p.m. Saturday night on Interstate 77 near mile marker 39.
Officials say he was immediately ticketed, but not arrested in the stop. No word on what kind of fine was issued.
He wasn't watching the SEC Championship? What kind of inter-conference support is that?
But seriously, 40 over the speed limit isn't a wise thing to do and we probably don't need to explain why. And sadly, given Clowney's expected entrance into the NFL Draft, this incident will be put through the Draft megaphone and they'll be faux handwringing about how it will affect his draft status. That's what happens in a football-crazed culture with four months from the conclusion of the college football season to the draft.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
If you're a Duke student, you've got a really big reason to make the trip to Atlanta for the Chick-Fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31 against Texas A&M. Even bigger than getting to see last year's Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel play against your team the game after this year's likely Heisman winner Jameis Winston did.
Thanks to alumni donations, tickets for the Chick-fil-A Bowl will be free for all Duke students—originally valued at $90 apiece.
— Chronicle Sports (@chroniclesports) December 9, 2013
That's a heck of a deal. Now, not every student will get a ticket to the game, but if the entire student body of 6,495 at Duke did, that's $584,550 in tickets. Of course, this is a great opportunity to show how marked up football tickets are, but even at half the listed price that's a good deal. And Atlanta is a reasonable trip from Durham at under six hours by car.
Students can pick up the tickets Tuesday and Wednesday at the ticket office at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
At introductory press conference, Chris Petersen said the time was right for him to leave Boise StateNick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Chris Petersen looked fondly on his time as Boise State's head coach, but said that it was time to move on from the team he led to a 92-12 record in eight seasons and become Washington's coach.
Petersen: "People keep asking me, 'Why now?' ... Timing and fit. It was just time. Every place has a shelf life. ... It was just time."
— Adam Jude (@A_Jude) December 9, 2013
Petersen was mentioned initially as a candidate for the USC head coaching job, but quickly withdrew his name. He said Monday at his introductory press conference that he was a "Northwest guy," another reason why Washington fit the bill as the place to go. Though we're sure that the $3.2 million guaranteed for next season is a big reason too.
Another reason the timing is right may have been the impending college football playoff. Not long ago, Boise State was maneuvering to become a football member of the Big East to play in a conference with a guaranteed BCS spot. But the Big East fell apart and became the American Athletic Conference and with the playoff, that automatic BCS bid is gone.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
It’s bowl season and we all know what that means, time to criticize, mock and marvel at the ridiculous bowl gifts teams are getting just for making a bowl.
And this year, not only are players being showered with watches, Oakleys, high-end electronics and gift cards, they’re also being treated to luxury recliners.
Yes, bowl gift giving has officially gone off the rails.
Several bowls will have gift suites set up where participants can choose from an array of gifts as long as they don’t exceed the $550 NCAA-allowed award. And for the first time, players can choose home theater recliners that have built in USB ports so they can charge their devices.
Not a bad deal for the third-string kicker that gets to make the trip.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Following Michigan State’s upset of Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship on Saturday, Spartans fans took to the streets of East Lansing and decided it was a good idea to riot.
Fires were started, cars were overturned, couches burned and several arrests were made in the wee hours of Sunday morning. No one was injured.
Police are looking for anyone to identify people in various photographs (and possibly in the above video) to help with more arrests.
“If you burn a couch, if you break the law ... you are not one of us,” said Scott Westerman, executive director of the MSU Alumni Association told the Detroit News.
An estimated 2,000 people gathered near Cedar Village apartments across from the MSU campus, a traditional hotspot of large-scale celebratory partying. Revelers ripped landscaping trees from near the complex to feed a huge bonfire.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
Voting for the Heisman Trophy concludes Monday, and most assume that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is the outright favorite for the award on Saturday. And that includes Las Vegas, if you can even find odds posted for the Heisman any longer.
Sportsbook.comhas Winston as 1/150 odds to win the Heisman. No, that's not reversed. To win a dollar, you need to bet $150. If you want to pick anyone else in college football from Jordan Lynch to Johnny Manziel to your alma mater's third string kicker, he's at 50/1.
You can get slightly better odds on Winston atBetOnline.com. He's at 1/70 to win the Heisman there, while the field is 35/1. There are no college football player props listed at Bovada, who had Winston at 1/10 a week ago.
If you were lucky enough to bet on Winston before the season at Bovada, he was listed at 33/1 to win the Heisman and was tied for the 16th best odds of winning. The preseason favorite was Ohio State Braxton Miller at 9/2, while South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney was at 13/2.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
ESPN reporter Heather Cox took a lot of heat over the weekend after she asked Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston about the sexual assault investigation following the ACC title game.
Several fans, mostly from Florida State, felt like Cox ambushed Winston and Winston’s attorney, Tim Jansen took to Twitter expressing his disgust and demanding an apology.
But in an interview with SI.com’s Richard Deitsch, Cox said Florida State told her the postgame interview was unrestricted and that he bosses gave her the go-ahead to ask anything she wanted, including trying to obtain Winston’s first unrehearsed comments about a case that had nearly derailed his Heisman chances and Florida State’s national championship hopes.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
Not only did Oregon's football playersgo sledding on Friday, some were involved in a snowball incident on campus.
A video was posted by Oregon's student newspaper showing students throwing snowballs at cars trying to pass through campus and on Sunday night, Oregon coach Mark Helfrich released a statement saying that football players who participated in the snowball throwing would be punished.
“On Saturday, I was made aware of an incident that occurred Friday afternoon during the snow day involving multiple Oregon students including members of the football team," Helfrich said in the statement. "The behavior exhibited in the video is completely unacceptable and dangerous. We take this matter very seriously and disciplinary actions have begun.”
No word on which players are being disciplined.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
Southern Mississippi broke the nation's longest losing streak and now each departing senior has a suit, courtesy of coach Todd Monken.
Monken, Southern Miss's first-year coach, bought the players suits for any job interviews that they may have in the future. Yes, sometimes there is more to life than football. That picture was posted by Bret Becton, a professor at Southern Miss.
This is USM's football coach. pic.twitter.com/6P1FxubCT5
— eric solis (@aerics) December 9, 2013
It's an incredibly cool gesture, and before you ask, no, it's not a violation of NCAA rules. Per the NCAA gift rule, seniors can receive up to $425 in gifts. We mentioned that rule earlier this seasonwhen Maryland players were initially thinking they had to wait to receive the game ballsthat they were awarded so the balls didn't count against the gift rule.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday17 hrs ago
Well, it’s finally here – the last days of the BCS.
Go ahead, weep. It’s OK. The BCS has been a good sparring pal, keeping us on our toes while we debated the merits of one team getting a bid over another. Heck, even in its final year it gave us a little controversy with an interesting decision that put Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl ahead of Oregon.
Still, we'll miss our dear friend, the BCS, as we usher in a new era of a college football playoff.
When the dust clears on the 2013-14 season, either Florida State or Auburn will be crowned champion. But before we get to that, there are 34 other bowls that deserve our attention – some less than others.
The bowl season wasn’t exactly kind this year, There are a couple good matchups, but there are also a lot of duds and a few games that are just absolutely unwatchable.
We here at Dr. Saturday break them all down for you, 1 to 35:
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