High school football prospect Tyreke Smith raised attention to the epidemic of blacks being killed at an alarming rate. Four-star 2018 defensive end recruit Tyreke Smith attended Ohio State’s one-day camp Saturday with an offer from the Buckeyes already in hand. With little more to prove to the college football programs on the field — he has an offer from essentially every powerhouse in America — it was what he wore while participating that grabbed headlines.
In May of last year, it was reported that Will Grier would likely be eligible to play for West Virginia in the 2017 opener. Fast-forward 13 months, and that’s officially come to fruition. On its official Twitter account Tuesday morning, WVU confirmed that Grier will be eligible to play in the Sept 3 neutral-site opener versus Virginia Tech in Landover, Maryland. Coming off a solid spring, Grier is expected to start at quarterback for the Mountaineers. Including this season Grier will have two years of eligibility remaining. The announcement is the latest step in Grier’s winding college football road from Gainesville to Morgantown. Then at Florida, Grier was suspended in Oct. of 2015 for one
Is there a better way to honor a dog mascot than with a statue of the dog giving a high-five? Northern Illinois will unveil a statue outside its stadium this fall that depicts former mascot Diesel the husky. Per the Chicago Tribune, a fund to pay for the statue has raised $11,000 of the $25,000 needed and the statue is currently being cast.