Following in the footsteps of our college basketball brethren here at CBS Sports, college football writers Dennis Dodd, Chip Patterson and Barrett Sallee spoke with one-fifth of the 130 active coaches leading FBS teams entering the 2017 season. They asked for honest opinions on everything from NCAA rules to social issues to their peers in the profession. We will be sharing their candid thoughts over a two-week period leading into the season. Marijuana is slowly but surely being legalized across the United States -- either for medicinal or recreational use. But the NCAA -- and individual universities -- still test college athletes to determine whether they smoke weed and punish them accordingly.
ESPN.com news sources South Carolina sophomore guard Rakym Felder has been suspended indefinitely and will not attend classes this fall after being arrested for the second time in less than a year. Felder, a 6-foot-1 shooting guard from Brooklyn, New York, was arrested on a charge of third-degree assault and battery on July 13. The school announced Wednesday that Felder has been suspended since June 30. "Due to some unfortunate decisions by Rakym, he has been suspended indefinitely from our program," Gamecocks coach Frank Martin said in a statement. "I will continue to help Rakym grow as a young man even though basketball is not part of our relationship right now." Felder was pivotal in the Gamecocks'
In the wake of this weekend’s violent rally that brought hundreds of unwelcome Neo-Nazis and white supremacists to the streets of Charlottesville, Eric Dixon—a four-star power forward out of Philadelphia, PA, and 247’s 50th overall player in the class of 2019—has decided to postpone his unofficial visit to the Cavaliers. Dixon (6-6, 250lbs) averaged 19.2 ppg last season for Abington (PA), and has offers from Georgetown, Miami, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Rutgers, Temple, and Seton Hall. He has also garnered interest from Maryland, LaSalle, Delaware, and St. Joseph’s. According to Philly.com, Dixon rescheduled his visit due to a “safety reason”. The Miller Report, a Philadelphia area basketball