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Former college players make move from gridiron to the garage

Austin Theriault’s victory in the ARCA season opener Saturday at Daytona International Speedway was significant because it was the 23-year-old’s second series win. But it also was a big milestone for several members of his pit crew. Kapil Fletcher, Jeremy Kimbrough and Phil Thomas earned their...

Oregon coach Willie Taggart discusses USF exit, challenges leading Ducks and more

It’s late December and Willie Taggart has just finished watching his former team – USF – defeat South Carolina in thrilling fashion to capture the Birmingham Bowl. But the chief architect of the Bulls’ fantastic season – 11 wins including a bowl victory – was forced to watch it far from hundreds...

Liberty University to move up from FCS to FBS by 2019

Liberty University is the latest school to make the move up to the Division I ranks with the Flames set to join the Football Bowl Subdivision starting in 2018.  ESPN was the first to report the move.  The NCAA approved the school’s request for a reclassification process Thursday.  "Today is truly...

Ranking the QB position in the Big 12

A majority of the quarterbacks in the Big 12 who started games last season will be back in 2017 led by Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph.  1. Oklahoma: Oklahoma is 22-4 in the two seasons with Baker Mayfield as the starting quarterback including back-to-back Big 12 titles...

Mississippi State QB Nick Fitzgerald discusses his goals, learning from Dak Prescott and more

Nick Fitzgerald’s first season as the starting quarterback at Mississippi State was an up-and-down affair. The Bulldogs opened the season by winning just two of their first six games, but a second-half surge by the sophomore helped the team win four of its last six games.   Fitzgerald spoke with...

Jerry Sandusky’s Son Charged With Sexually Assaulting Children

Jeffrey S. Sandusky, a son of the former Penn State coach who is a convicted sex abuser, faces multiple sexual offense charges.

Kansas State's Bill Snyder diagnosed with throat cancer

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder has been diagnosed with throat cancer but is expected back on the field for the start of spring practice in March.  The Wildcats legendary coach revealed the diagnosis in a statement through the school after reports surfaced over the weekend that the 77-year-old was...

Ranking the QB position in the Big Ten

The top four programs in the Big Ten all return starting quarterbacks heading into the 2017 season spelling good news for the conference as a whole but bad news for the rest of the league. Here is a quick ranking of the position heading into spring: 1. Ohio State: There’s little doubt who will...

Ex-Athlete’s Battle for Scholarship Upgrades: ‘I Feel Like I Helped My Brothers’

Shawne Alston used football to get to college. Once he got there, he had to beg his family for money to get home. After he graduated, he sued the N.C.A.A.

Ranking the QB position in the ACC

Five of the seven teams in the ACC’s Coastal Division will be searching for a new quarterback heading into spring camp. Meanwhile, the Atlantic Division has a wealth of experience returning including the reigning Heisman Trophy winner. Here is a quick ranking of the position heading into spring:...

Big 12 to withhold future revenue from Baylor

The Big 12 will withhold 25 percent of future revenue distribution payments from Baylor until the school can verify it has made changes the league deems necessary to it athletic department. The move comes months after allegations the university failed to properly investigate and, at times, tried...

Ranking the QB position in the AAC

Seven of the 12 teams in the American Athletic Conference return their top passer in 2017. Other programs will head into spring practice with more questions than answers at the position. Here is a quick ranking of the position heading into spring: 1. Memphis: Riley Ferguson thrived in the offense...

Steve Sarkisian leaving Alabama for NFL

Steve Sarkisian is leaving his current position as offensive coordinator with the University of Alabama to take the same job with the Atlanta Falcons. The news was first reported by the Huffington Post and ESPN’s Adam Schefter and confirmed by the Falcons on social media. Sarkisian tenure with...

2017 college spring football game schedule

The 2017-18 college football season won’t kick off until the final week of August but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t football to watch.  Spring practice has already begun with many teams hitting the gridiron over the next couple of weeks with many of the spring games set for April. Here is...

Ten early enrollees to keep an eye on in 2017

Now that the dust has settled on another National Signing Day, let’s take a look at some of the strongest players who enrolled early and could make an impact during spring football practices. Cam Akers, RB, Florida State The Buzz: Filling Dalvin Cook’s shoes will be a difficult task for Florida...

Punishments Upheld for Five Minnesota Players in Sex Assault Case

Four others were cleared by a university panel, and one had his punishment reduced, in an investigation after a woman said she was pressured into sex in September.

Baylor Football Was ‘Black Hole’ of Misconduct, According to Court Filing

In a defamation lawsuit involving a former Bears football official, the program was accused of helping players’ misdeeds and academic fraud vanish.

SEC schools see major revenue boost in 2015-16

SEC schools received on average more than $40 million in revenue in 2015-16, an increase of nearly 20 percent from last season the league announced Thursday. The 14 member institutions divided about approximately $584.2 million in total revenue for the 2015-16 fiscal year which ended August 31,...

N.L.R.B. Lawyer Sees Some College Athletes as Employees, With Rights

The determination was revealed in a memo made public on Tuesday, a year and a half after the labor board effectively denied players the right to unionize.

Kobe Buffalomeat a social media hit on National Signing Day

The Internet blew up after Illinois State signed a 6-foot-7, 285-pound offensive lineman named Kobe Buffalomeat to its 2017 recruiting class Wednesday. Buffalomeat’s name will surely go down as one of the greatest names for National Signing Day. Actor and comedian Jordan Peele even got in on the...

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