Purdue will meet Indiana State next Saturday at 3 p.m. — in advance of football's 7:30 p.m. game against Nebraska — in an exhibition game to benefit hurricane relief efforts. In the wake of the devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and other affected regions, the NCAA has given a one-year allowance for schools to play an additional third exhibition to raise money for relief. Normally, teams would be limited to two exhibitions. This year, Purdue's were to be Carroll College and a private scrimmage vs. West Virginia. Per Purdue, tickets will be $10 for adults, $5 for Purdue students and can be purchased online beginning at 5 p.m. Friday or purchased at the Athletic Ticket Office on game day.
James Ohonba committed to Michigan State over Duke in September and the Spartans have to be excited about this big offensive lineman out of Georgia. Rivals recently saw Ohonba play and here are images from the Stockbridge (Ga.) Woodland game against Stockbridge (Ga.).
After trailing 17-0 at the half, Memphis scores 42 2nd half points to claim their 6th win of the season to become bowl eligible. This also marks the first time in the Coach Norvell era that they won a game while trailing after 3 quarters. At the end of the 3rd quarter, Memphis trailed 31-21. They had been 0-6, not no more. "We never gave up, we always knew we could win," Anthony Miller said after the game. "We can go all the way. We shouldn't lose the rest of the season." Riley Ferguson struggled in the first half but came out in the second half ready to play. He finished with 472 yards on 33 of 53 passing and 1 touchdown. "It was a roller coaster," Ferguson said. "We had to calm down at the
West Virginia (4-2, 2-1) at Baylor (0-6, 0-3) Site: McLane Stadium Time/Day: 7:00 p.m., Saturday TV/Radio: FS2/ESPN Central Texas Betting Line: West Virginia -9 Series: West Virginia, 3-2 It’s homecoming for Baylor in more ways than one. Of course, there’s the pageantry that always comes with this game where the campus is alive and festive with all kinds of activities. The game against the Mountaineers is just the apex of it all. But it’s homecoming because the Bears are finally back on campus. They may not recognize McLane Stadium. Baylor plays its first home game in nearly a month. The last time Baylor was in McLane was Sept. 23 when it met Oklahoma. Since then, the Bears traveled to Kansas
HARRISONBURG — Much like their players, the coaches at James Madison are a tight-knit group. Second-year head man Mike Houston said he likes it that way. “I think that staff chemistry equals team chemistry,” Houston said. “I’ve been on staffs where the defensive guys didn’t like the offensive guys or some of the offensive guys didn’t like the other offensive guys or one guy thought he should be calling [plays]. “I’ve been on staffs where the chemistry was really, really bad. And you know what? They had football teams where the locker room was really, really bad.” Riding the nation’s longest active winning streak in Division I entering Saturday’s contest at William & Mary, Houston said the cohesion
Here’s a look back at the last week of action involving the Maize and Blue’s recruiting efforts: • With college and high school teams passing the halfway point of their 2017 seasons, recruiting news is starting to pick back up. The recruiting trail always has some action and a few Michigan-related nuggets have surfaced over the past week. Here is a look back at The Daily Rewinds on Oct. 12, Oct. 16 and Oct. 18. • Michigan has offered Eureka (Mo.) High two-star running back Hassan Haskins and star gazers will probably question the move. The 6-2, 195-pounder is on the rise in terms of his play and potential, and it’s something Rivals.com Midwest recruiting analyst Josh Helmholdt noticed two years
UNC defensive coordinator John Papuchis met with the media following Wednesday’s practice to discuss his unit’s growth over the last month, why it’s still allowing a catastrophic play for a score each week, and about the unit’s overall attitude. *The biggest reasons the defense has progressed over the last month are, “I think it’s two things: One is there was a lot said early on about the continuity of a lot of the terminology of me taking over for coach Chiz, the reality is we had four guys in new roles coaching and I think it took a little bit of time for us as a group to know exactly what our guys were capable of handling in a given game week, and it took a little bit of time to sort out who the right 11 was to be out on the field.
Who are these Cats? Head coach Pat Fitzgerald used the word “average” to describe his team this week, and he pretty much hit the nail on the head. As Bill Parcells once said, you are what your record says you are, and the Wildcats are a decidedly average 3-3 on the season. They got drummed by three better teams (Duke, Wisconsin and Penn State are a combined 16-3) and beat by three lesser teams (Nevada, Bowling Green and Maryland are 5-15). They are 1-2 in the Big Ten. They have an above average defense and a typically below-average offense. On Saturday, we may find out exactly what this team is. Iowa is a solid, but not spectacular team, 4-2 overall, but also 1-2 in the Big Ten. The Hawkeyes,
We’re officially in week eight and it’s been a wild one in the SEC. We’ve got national championship contenders, surprise teams, and coaches on the hot seats. It’s going to be another crazy Saturday in south. There’s only five games on the schedule for this weekend as Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Texas A&M, and Vanderbilt all have idle weeks. Mizzou dips into non-conference, play but there are four very interesting league matchups. As always, here at Cats Illustrated we are giving you everything you need to know about the Kentucky-Mississippi State contest. Here we’ll tell you about everything else going on in the SEC. Game of the Week: #21 Auburn at Arkansas A week after the brutal loss