• Clemson LB has epic response to Desmond Howard's criticism
    USA Today4 hours ago

    Clemson LB has epic response to Desmond Howard's criticism

    Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware was the vocal leader of the Tigers' national championship defense. He amazingly went on a Twitter hiatus back in August after writing, " One last ride. See y'all in Tampa." He was right and didn't tweet again until after the national title game. On Tuesday, he was back with another epic use of Twitter. Boulware tweeted a screenshot of ESPN's Desmond Howard calling Clemson's linebackers the "achilles heel" of the defense from the Nov. 5 College GameDay broadcast. Boulware got a tattoo of the College Football Playoff trophy and guess where he put it … Howard's criticism wasn't out of line, but Boulware certainly didn't appreciate the slight. Not only does he have

  • Jim Mora appears poised to close UCLA recruiting campaign with another flourish
    Los Angeles Times3 hours ago

    Jim Mora appears poised to close UCLA recruiting campaign with another flourish

    Jim Mora learned long ago how to pursue and close. It was part of what made him a scrappy defensive back at the University of Washington. He has taken a similar approach to college football recruiting. A late push has helped the UCLA coach secure commitments from what’s shaping up as a top-25 recruiting class, even amid a recent coaching staff shake-up and lingering uncertainty about plans for the team’s offense next season. In the last two weeks, the Bruins have received commitments from cornerback Darnay Holmes from Calabasas High as well as defensive tackle Martin Andrus from Los Angeles High, linebacker Rahyme Johnson from L.A. Salesian High and tight end Moses Robinson-Carr from Antelope

  • Player suicides lead to tough set of questions for coaches
    The Associated Press

    Player suicides lead to tough set of questions for coaches

    A suicide at Northwestern brought back painful memories for Penn track coach Steve Dolan. It was three years ago that one of his athletes, Madison Holleran, killed herself. The overall suicide rate for NCAA athletes was 0.93 per 100,000, lower than the incidence rate of 7.5 per 100,000 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported for all college students.