Nebraska has named Washington State's Bill Moos as its new athletic director. Moos, who has led Washington State's athletic department since 2010 and served as Oregon's athletic director from 1995 to 2007, agreed to a five-year contract with Nebraska that will pay him $1 million annually. The 66-year-old Moos will begin working at Nebraska on Oct. 23.
College football’s Week 7 was wild. Four top-10 teams lost to unranked opponents, making it the first true UPSET WEEKEND of the year. The games on Friday and Saturday were a great illustration of why we all love this sport. Another illustration: the internet meltdowns from the fanbases whose teams lost. We’re here to give them their due. And did so after having a 20-0 lead and 96 percent win probability. How are Auburn fans feeling about Gus Malzahn? To the Auburn board at SECRants.com! The first reply: 4th. You're forgetting South Alabama Some see this loss as a potentially unifying event. Too long now we've been divided among those of us who looked at the glass half full and those of us who
It’s become a theory among some in the media that Butch Jones is conducting a social experiment or participating some sort of performance art. While that’s the more charitable and fun interpretation, I tend to think the Tennessee head coach is just frighteningly insecure and, thus, fighting for every inch of public approval he can in a likely doomed attempt to keep his job. That approach has backed him into some verbal corners that, in the long run, make his job more difficult on himself. I’m talking about the “Champions of Life” quote of last season or, in February, actually stating that he didn’t want 5-star players, he wanted 5-star hearts. This season has seen Jones go on an odd rant blaming
Top 25 teams that lost this week: Syracuse beat (2) Clemson 27-24 California beat (8) Washington State 37-3 Arizona State beat (5) Washington 13-7 LSU beat (10) Auburn 27-23 Boise State beat (19) San Diego State 31-14 West Virginia beat (24) Texas Tech 46-35 Memphis beat (25) Navy 30-27
Original: August 2017 I’m back from my vacation and ready to resume sending the Crootletter. There is a new No. 2 recruiting class in the country on the 247Sports Composite: the Texas Longhorns. Tom Herman is not playing around. Texas has 17 verbal commitments, and 13 of those are rated four- or five-stars. That’s an absurd ratio. The Longhorns have the top four committed prospects in Texas (Nos. 2-5), and six of the top eight. That is some serious in-state dominance. Seventy-five percent of Texas’ high school commits are from the state. The most recent additions are defensive tackle Keondre Coburn and tight end Malcolm Epps. At 6’0 and 329 pounds, Coburn is built like a fire hydrant and plays
No. 12 Washington’s loss to Arizona State was a disaster on the field — for more reasons than one. The Huskies not only put their College Football Playoff hopes in danger — they’ll need to sweep their next six games, including a finishing kick that calls for games against No. 22 Stanford, No. 15 Washington State and, presumably, No. 11 USC, two of them away from Seattle. But the road to get there became noticeably more difficult after losing two starters. Left tackle Trey Adams suffered a torn ACL in his right knee, and cornerback Jordan Miller sustained a broken ankle. Head coach Chris Petersen confirmed Monday that both will be lost for the season. Miller is the third Husky this season to suffer
The Tennessee Volunteers haven't scored a touchdown since Sept. 23, and that was in a game in which they squeaked by winless UMass. On Saturday, South Carolina downed Tennessee, dropping the Vols to 3-3 and now they have to head on the road to Tuscaloosa to face No. 1 Alabama. This could spell the end for coach Butch Jones, but before you punch his ticket out the door, you'll want to hear what the team at GoVols247 has to say. They've been covering UT athletics for almost 20 years and know the pulse of Rocky Top. They've tapped into their sources to find out where Jones stands. They know Tennessee athletic director John Currie doesn't want the Vols to be the test case for how a coaching change
HARRISONBURG – Since James Madison’s 18-game winning streak began more than a year ago, coach Mike Houston said his players haven’t let the success effect them. “The kids are doing a good job of not getting too far ahead of themselves,” Houston said Monday during the Colonial Athletic Association coaches teleconference. “They’re really staying focused on the things we’re preaching, and each game for us is the biggest game of the year.” JMU’s win Saturday set a CAA record for consecutive wins and the streak is the longest-active one in all of Division I. The last 12 victories have all come by double digits. “Our kids do a good job of keeping that focus with tunnel vision each week and really staying
This weekend’s Notre Dame-USC showdown will be the 89th between the two schools, dating back to 1926, with the Fighting Irish holding a 46-37-5 advantage. It will be the 72nd consecutive meeting since 1946 between the No. 11-ranked Trojans and No. 13 Fighting Irish — and the first since 2006 in which both teams are ranked in the top 15 of the Associated Press poll. The bar in this series is about as high as it comes because there has been no rivalry in college football history where a meeting between two programs has had the national title on the line with such frequency, although Miami-Florida State since 1983 has come a little closer. The peak of the Notre Dame-USC series was from 1964-80, when one or both programs were legitimately in the hunt for the national title at the time of the game virtually every years.
(TSX / STATS) -- Boise State ruined No. 19 San Diego State's hopes of an unbeaten season and damaged its New Year's Day bowl bid Saturday night, taking a 21-0 halftime lead en route to a 31-14 Mountain West Conference victory at SDCCU Stadium in San Diego. The Broncos (4-2, 2-0) were led by a defense that overran the Aztecs (6-1, 1-1), notching four sacks and 12 tackles for loss. Running back Rashaad Penny was held to a season-low 53 yards on 21 carries as Boise State allowed only 83 yards on 39 attempts. asses for 240 yards, including an 89-yard touchdown to Fred Trevillion with 4:15 left in the third quarter to end the Broncos' shutout bid, but operated under duress all night. Penny's 11-yard
Maryland AD Kevin Anderson will not be the Maryland AD for the next six months. Anderson announced Monday he will take a 6-month sabbatical to focus on “professional development.” That leave of absence will see him remain on his national committees with the NCAA and NACDA, the professional organization of ADs. It was reported over the weekend that Anderson would be out completely as Maryland’s AD, but those reports were knocked down by the university. Additionally, Maryland announced that former Georgia AD and current Terps associate AD/CFO Damon Evans will run the department in Anderson’s stead.
Who has the inside track to this year's Heisman Trophy? Last year's winner, Lamar Jackson, is still putting up big numbers, but his Louisville Cardinals have fallen out of the top 25. So who are the top three candidates for Mel Kiper and Todd McShay? Kiper's top 3 Heisman candidates 1. Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State Stats: 102 carries for 649 yards (6.4 yards per carry); six rushing touchdowns; 29 catches for 395 yards (13.6 yards per catch); two receiving touchdowns; one 98-yard kickoff return touchdown; one 16-yard passing touchdown My thoughts on Barkley are well-known at this point -- he's a fantastic NFL prospect who's up to No. 2 on my Big Board. He's the favorite for the Heisman because
Virginia is a victory from bowl eligibility for the first time since 2011 and receiving votes in the Top 25. It's all very impressive considering the Cavaliers are one year removed from finishing 2- 10. The Cavaliers' trio of captains are at the center of the turnaround.
Five cheerleaders at a college in Georgia are vowing to kneel in the stadium tunnel when the national anthem is played at Saturday's homecoming game, moved off the field by their university after an earlier protest. The so-called Kennesaw Five will kneel outside the view of fans in the tunnel of the 8,300-seat Fifth Third Bank Stadium, cheerleader Shlondra Young said in an interview Monday. Young said she believes they are being ''purposely hidden'' from public view when the Kennesaw State Owls host Gardner-Webb University of North Carolina.