• Cornhuskers name Bill Moos new athletic director

    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.

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  • THIS WEEK IN SCHADENFREUDE: The 6 angriest fanbases after Week 7

    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

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  • Maryland AD Kevin Anderson to take 6-month sabbatical

    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.

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  • Butch Jones on the hot seat for Volunteers: New coach coming at Tennessee?

    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

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  • The Texas Longhorns are dominating recruiting in Houston

    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

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  • DukesofJMU.com

    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

  • Houston Nutt settles lawsuit with Ole Miss

    Houston Nutt wanted money and an apology from Ole Miss. He’ll have to settle for the second of the two — and a largely different future for the program he used to lead. It was Nutt’s lawsuit, remember, which exposed the documents that led to a Mississippi State fan finding Hugh Freeze‘s call to a Tampa escort service, which led to Freeze’s resignation, which led to… we have no idea what it will lead to, but, whatever that future is, it will be wildly different than if Freeze was still the Rebels’ coach. Nutt amended his lawsuit in August to seek simply an apology from Ole Miss, and that apology finally came on Monday. Each side released their own bitter, short statements. Nutt will go on, with

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  • GamecockCentral.com

    “I just helped him up. I said, ‘It’s one game,’” Bentley said. “I told him to keep his head up. He had a heck of a game; he’s a heck of a player. I told him he’s going to have a long career as a quarterback in this league and he can’t get down after one game.” Also see: Which plays changed the game Saturday? Bentley started as a true freshman last year, going 4-3 in the regular season with losses at Florida and Clemson and another in the bowl game against South Florida. He has been on the better end of a few game winning drives, including one this year against Louisiana Tech, but also didn’t convert on two this season against Kentucky and Texas A&M. Bentley finished going 15-for-24 with 129 yards

  • Blue-Turf.com

    (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

  • BlueAndGold.com

    Notre Dame (5-1) kicks off the second half of its schedule on Saturday when the #11 ranked Southern Cal Trojans (6-1) come to town. The Irish ground game has fueled the offense through six games, averaging 308 yards per game. Part of building the offense and improving the offense is diving into the numbers and finding out what areas are strong and where improvements can be made. NOTE: The overall numbers won’t match the official statistics. Any run that isn’t impacted by an offensive penalty (like holding) is counted when evaluating a plays success. Plays where the offense takes a knee at the end of a half or game are not included. Let’s begin with the overall breakdown of the ground game: A

  • RB Fournette sprains ankle in loss to Rams

    Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered University of Florida for 13 seasons for ESPN.com and Florida Times-Union Graduate of Jacksonville University Multiple APSE award winner Follow on Twitter JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette suffered a sprained right ankle late in the team's 27-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams at EverBank Field and his status for the upcoming week is unclear. Fournette was cleared to re-enter the game but instead stayed on the sideline for the Jaguars' final two-minute drill. "They said he was taped up and spatted and could have gone back in the game," coach Doug Marrone said. "That's encouraging." Fournette was injured when

  • Virginia's trio of captains sparking Cavaliers' turnaround

    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.

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  • Auburn and Texas add impact defensive commits over the weekend

    After a long lull of commitments in September, things are beginning to pick up in October. Over the weekend, Texas and Auburn each grabbed a verbal commitment from an elite defender. Auburn struck first, gaining a commitment from defensive tackle Conyis Miller Jr. Out of Birmingham (Ala.) Jackson-Olin, Miller is rated four-stars on the 247Sports Composite, and the No. 15 defensive tackle nationally. He has been selected to the Under Armour All-America Game. Miller is a hair shy of 6’2, and a solid 300 pounds. He wins with leverage, getting under the pads of opposing blockers. And he has the ability to penetrate into the backfield with his quickness. Auburn’s defense consistently wins with defensive

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  • Kiper/McShay: Who should win the Heisman Trophy?

    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