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Former NCAA investigator says infractions report against Todd McNair had 'factually incorrect' information

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:05:00 PDT

Each person entering Room 500 in the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday passed 20 cardboard boxes stuffed with documents and stacked chest-high against the wall. A half-dozen similar boxes were stashed in a corner nearby.

Despite the reams of deposition transcripts, emails...

Pitt awaits answer from Penn State on renewing football rivalry

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:10:00 PDT

Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke said Wednesday she has proposed to Penn State a four-year agreement to resume the schools' football series in 2026, but she has not received a response from Penn State officials.

And she added Pitt does not plan to wait indefinitely.

“We're going to wait a tad...

High school foes proud to say they played, coached against Saquon Barkley

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:50:00 PDT

Jake Young and John Callahan still talk about the game with friends. So do many of their 2014 Freedom High football teammates.

In the District 11 4A quarterfinals that year, Young and Callahan’s team ended Saquon Barkley’s high school career with a 17-14 win at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium.


Saquon Barkley welcomes daughter two days before NFL Draft

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:15:00 PDT

Saquon Barkley and girlfriend Anna Congdon became parents to a daughter Tuesday, just two days before the former Penn State running back heads to the NFL Draft.

Barkley announced the birth of Jada Clare Barkley on social media. He still plans to attend the draft, which begins Thursday in Dallas.


Navy secondary gets incomplete grade coming out of spring camp

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:00:00 PDT

Navy secondary coach Dan O'Brien would have to give his unit an incomplete grade coming out of spring camp because so many defensive backs missed practice time with injuries.

Alabama unveils championship rings

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:40:00 PDT

Alabama unveiled championship rings honoring the team’s 2017 national championship season during the weekend and, as you might expect, they’re big and bold.

According to the school, each ring contains more than 150 stones surrounding two College Football Playoff trophies representing the program’s...

Former UF WR Antonio Callaway reportedly fails drug test at Scouting Combine

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:10:00 PDT

Former UF wide receiver Antonio Callaway entered NFL draft week with as many red flags as reasons for a team to take a chance on him.

Based on talent alone, the troubled 21-year-old was a possible first-round pick. The question now is how far Callaway will fall.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday...

Behind The Scenes With Randy Edsall: Inside Look At A Football Coach Rebuilding UConn Program

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:45:00 PDT

UConn football coach Randy Edsall was down to the final 30 minutes or so of a recent 14-hour workday when a player entered his office and asked about speaking with a priest. The player had encountered some academic struggles and maybe an ordained minister could offer mind-clearing wisdom or the...

So how did actor Keegan-Michael Key become such a Penn State football fan?

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:30:00 PDT

If you receive a Christmas Card this year from Penn State coach James Franklin and family, take a second look.

Before Saturday’s Blue-White Game at Beaver Stadium, Franklin’s wife, Fumi, and daughters Shola and Addy took a photo with actor Keegan-Michael Key, a Penn State graduate who has become...

Notre Dame adds 4-star defensive lineman Howard Cross III to 2019 class

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 09:35:00 PDT

For the third consecutive day, Notre Dame added a four-star player to its 2019 recruiting class.

Defensive lineman Howard Cross III announced his oral commitment Sunday on Twitter.

“I am extremely happy and excited to announce that I have committed to the University of Notre Dame,” Cross wrote....

What we learned: Penn State's Blue-White Game

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 06:50:00 PDT

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State estimated that 71,000 fans attended Saturday’s Blue-White spring scrimmage at Beaver Stadium, and the crowd was treated to plenty of new faces. A look at some of the highlights.

• Emmaus High graduate Carson Landis was among the game’s busiest players. The redshirt freshman...

'At the end of the day, I'm not Saquon.' Running back Miles Sanders charts own course at Penn State

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:45:00 PDT

STATE COLLEGE — After the Fiesta Bowl in December, Saquon Barkley told Miles Sanders to “save me some records” at Penn State. Sanders laughed and patted his soon-to-be former teammate on the head.

On Saturday, with Barkley at Beaver Stadium for the Blue-White Game, Sanders assumed the role of primary...

NCAA tables redshirt proposal, won't allow teams to use former players in practices

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:40:00 PDT

While the decision by the NCAA’s Division I Council to table a proposal that would have allowed football players to play up to four games in a season without losing eligibility was disappointing, there’s still a belief that the measure will get approval in June that according to the head of the...

Richt says quarterback race still unsettled as Hurricanes close out spring drills

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 09:35:00 PDT

And now, for the Miami Hurricanes, the focus shifts to the offseason — and their season opener against LSU.

The Hurricanes wrapped up their 15 spring workouts on Saturday with a closed, situational scrimmage that gave most of Miami’s youngest players the opportunity to leave one last impression...

Earle Bruce, Ohio State coach who followed Hayes, dies at 87

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:30:03 PDT

Earle Bruce stepped into his dream job, football coach at Ohio State , under most challenging circumstances, replacing the program's revered longtime leader after a fall from grace. Bruce embraced the task of following Woody Hayes, and went on to have his own Hall of Fame career. He never did quite...

NCAA mulls eliminating the ability of schools to limit transfers

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:00:00 PDT

The NCAA is looking at a proposal that would eliminate the longstanding practice that allows schools to place restrictions on where athletes can transfer.

It’s another in a growing number of changes the organization is considering as it pertains to the transfer rules.

The Division I Transfer Working...

Tallahassee police suspected FSU QB Deondre Francois was selling marijuana at apartment

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:20:00 PDT

Deondre Francois became the subject of a two-month drug investigation after Tallahassee police received a tip and believed the Florida State quarterback possessed marijuana with the intent to sell, according to a search warrant obtained by the Orlando Sentinel on Tuesday.

The anonymous male tipster,...

With a 'bit more grit' on it, Penn State's defense reshapes itself this spring

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:55:00 PDT

Penn State’s defense intercepted four passes Monday, highlighting what linebacker Cam Brown called its best practice of spring drills. Further, Brown has seen a competition level that is proving valuable to a defense reshaping itself.

“The young guys are definitely coming in with some fight,” Brown...

Penn State sets date for 2018 'Whiteout' game

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:25:00 PDT

Penn State once again will host Ohio State for its 2018 ‘Whiteout’ game, a scheduling decision that might make Urban Meyer cringe.

“Wish they saved the ‘Whiteouts’ for other games,” the Ohio State coach said prior to his team’s 2016 visit to Beaver Stadium.

Not a chance. The Buckeyes return to...

Navy starting from scratch at the wide receiver position

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:15:00 PDT

Navy graduated all four wide receivers who played significant minutes last season. Rising senior Taylor Jackson, who has just one career catch, is now the leader of the unit.

Whoa, Nellie: Keith Jackson remembered at Rose Bowl

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 20:10:00 PDT

Keith Jackson was remembered as "the Walter Cronkite of sports broadcasting" and a loving husband, father and grandfather away from the broadcast booth in a memorial service at the Rose Bowl.

Nearly 400 family and friends gathered Sunday on the field at the historic stadium where Jackson, the folksy...

Pitt-Penn State in prime time? The Pirates are planning for it

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:55:00 PDT

Penn State’s last visit to Pittsburgh for the foreseeable future could be for a night game.

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they have changed the start time of their Sept. 8 home game against the Miami Marlins from 7:05 p.m. to 1:05 p.m. That, the Pirates said, would “allow for Saturday night...

Notre Dame gets commitment from Class of 2020 quarterback Drew Pyne

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:05:00 PDT

Notre Dame landed its first player for its 2020 recruiting class Monday when four-star quarterback Drew Pyne orally committed.

The 6-foot-1, 172-pound Pyne is from New Canaan, Conn. He announced his decision on Twitter after an unofficial visit to South Bend, Ind., over the weekend.

Pyne is the...

NCAA approves rule aimed at decreasing kickoff returns

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:35:00 PDT

A fair catch on a kickoff received inside the 25-yard line will result in a touchback next season after a proposed rule change was approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel.

The NCAA announced Friday the adoption of several rule changes , including changes aimed at moving games along.


Comcast cable dropping Big Ten Network in states without Big Ten teams

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 19:00:00 PDT

Comcast will drop the Big Ten Network from its cable television system in states where there are no teams in the conference.

The Big Ten Network will remain available on Comcast Xfinity in Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Washington,...

UCLA appears to get its graduate transfer quarterback in Wilton Speight

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:10:00 PDT

UCLA appears to be getting a graduate transfer quarterback after all.

Wilton Speight, who sat out most of last season at Michigan with three fractured vertebrae, posted a video on Instagram on Thursday showing him preparing to throw a pass before flashing to a picture of the Rose Bowl alongside...

Following Penn State's 'unacceptable' practice, James Franklin delivers a message

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:50:00 PDT

Penn State’s 11th practice of spring drills didn’t go well Wednesday, and coach James Franklin let the team know it.

Franklin ended the session with post-practice sprints, a tactic he turns to rarely, then told reporters in State College about his disappointment.

“I’ll never be satisfied or OK...

Northwestern joins Michigan and Wisconsin in canceling Saturday spring football

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:50:00 PDT

Michigan fans might not get to see Mississippi transfer Shea Patterson this fall. And they definitely won’t get to watch him fire passes Saturday.

The Wolverines have canceled their Saturday spring game, citing weather concerns. Wisconsin and Iowa State have as well, wary of nasty weather expected...

At Penn State, will 2018 be 'the year of the offensive line'?

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:30:00 PDT

Penn State’s offensive line left the Fiesta Bowl feeling pretty flush after fronting a 545-yard performance against one of the nation’s better defensive lines — one that players grew weary of hearing about during bowl week.

That game sprung Penn State’s linemen into an offseason they consider a...

O'Rourke acclimating to coaching Navy offensive tackles

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:35:00 PDT

Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo believes a good assistant should be able to coach any position. Danny O’Rourke is proof positive that can be the case.

O’Rourke is now working with his fifth different position group since joining the Navy coaching staff in 2003. He is currently helping Ashley Ingram...

'Hey Rookie,' featuring Saquon Barkley, premieres Tuesday on ESPN2

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:57:00 PDT

Saquon Barkley will be featured on ESPN’s ‘Hey Rookie, Welcome to the NFL’ series, which begins Tuesday night on ESPN2.

Camera crews have followed Barkley from the NFL Scouting Combine to Penn State’s Pro Day to last month’s parade in Coplay as the former Whitehall and Penn State star prepares...

HBO's film on Joe Paterno is a tragedy, not a documentary

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 13:56:44 PDT

"While there are no villains, there are no

heroes either. And until you make the final discovery

that there are only human beings ... you are liable

to miss something."

—1920s sportswriter Paul Gallico

The octogenarian in a hospital gown, limping lost and befuddled down a hospital corridor at...

Penn State football lettermen call 'Paterno' movie an 'uninformed depiction' of the late coach

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 17:35:00 PDT

Nearly 300 former Penn State football players signed a letter criticizing the HBO movie ‘Paterno,’ calling it an “uninformed depiction” of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.

Lettermen Brian Masella and Christian Marrone released a statement Monday on behalf of the group, saying that the...

Spurrier invites Tim Tebow to come play for his Orlando team in new pro football league

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 10:15:00 PDT

As one Florida Gators legend to another, Steve Spurrier has a message for Tim Tebow:

If you get tired of baseball and get the hankering to play football again, there’s a spot for you on Spurrier’s Orlando team in the new Alliance of American Football.

“That would be wonderful,” Spurrier said on...

In return to Penn State, Bill O'Brien calls it 'college football heaven'

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 17:55:00 PDT

Bill O'Brien stood inside Penn State's Lasch Football Building on Saturday, a floor below the program's most recent postseason trophies, and told reporters he wasn't at all surprised by the Nittany Lions' success.

After all, Penn State's former head coach said, it's hard to keep “college football...

Navy identifies Cromartie as ideal candidate to play raider position

Sun, 8 Apr 2018 15:00:00 PDT

Navy’s depth chart at the outside linebacker spot known as “raider” has been decimated.

Three-year starter D.J. Palmore along with top veteran backups Myles Davenport and Kevin McCoy will all be graduating in May.

That leaves a cast of unproven candidates fighting to fill the void with spring camp...

Scenes from 'Paterno' bear 'no resemblance to what actually happened,' Paterno family says

Sat, 7 Apr 2018 09:05:00 PDT

The Paterno family issued a brief statement Saturday ahead of the premiere of the HBO movie ‘Paterno.’

The family called the film, which stars Al Pacino as the late Joe Paterno, “a fictionalized portrayal of the events surrounding Jerry Sandusky’s crimes” and said scenes, events and dialogue “bear...

What did Joe Paterno really know about the Sandusky scandal at Penn State?

Sat, 7 Apr 2018 15:10:00 PDT

In late 2011 and 2012, the Penn State child sex abuse scandal exploded and then seemingly reached a resolution in rapid-fire fashion.

In November 2011, Jerry Sandusky was arrested and charged with sexually abusing eight boys - including one in a shower on campus a decade before, an incident witnessed...

Ohio State's Urban Meyer to receive 2-year contract extension, raise

Thu, 5 Apr 2018 08:50:00 PDT

Ohio State is set to sign Urban Meyer to a two-year contract extension that would keep the coach on the sidelines until 2022.

The deal is pending approval from the school’s board of trustees, which are set to vote on the matter Friday.

“I want to thank President Michael V. Drake for his guidance...

For some Penn State alumni, HBO's 'Paterno' offers a fiction not worth visiting

Sat, 7 Apr 2018 09:20:00 PDT

Al Pacino wore a prosthetic nose and oversized glasses for the movie ‘Paterno,’ which premieres Saturday on HBO. It’s an intriguing prospect, seeing Michael Corleone and Tony Montana dissolve into the visage of the late Penn State football coach.

But for some Penn State alumni, especially those...

Despite 'Paterno's' ambiguities, Al Pacino is an effective - and pathetic - 'Joe Pa'

Thu, 5 Apr 2018 12:07:00 PDT

Barry Levinson's HBO film "Paterno" stars Al Pacino as celebrated Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, whose considerable career abruptly imploded in 2011 when one of his former assistant coaches was accused of raping boys, and university officials, including Paterno, were accused of systematically...

ACC football championship to remain in Charlotte through 2030

Thu, 5 Apr 2018 08:25:00 PDT

Charlotte will remain the home for the ACC’s football championship game until 2030 after the league and the city reached a new 10-year agreement.

The ACC and the Charlotte Sports Foundation reached an agreement that extends the current deal through the next decade. The city was already set to host...

Former Ravens offensive lineman Edwin Mulitalo named coach of Division III Southern Virginia

Tue, 3 Apr 2018 02:00:00 PDT

It's the first head coaching job for the longtime Ravens guard.

As Todd McNair's lawsuit against NCAA nears trial, both sides are sparring over another set of emails and documents

Wed, 4 Apr 2018 18:00:00 PDT

Two weeks before former USC running backs coach Todd McNair’s defamation lawsuit against the NCAA is scheduled for trial, the parties are sparring over more than 1,000 emails and other documents the organization wants to redact or withhold.

The cache includes scores of emails to or from members...

Nick Saban: Alabama's barbershop show will go on despite LeBron James' complaint

Wed, 4 Apr 2018 08:50:00 PDT

Alabama coach Nick Saban isn't scrapping a program that drew a complaint from LeBron James.

James isn't backing down, either.

On Monday, a representative for James sent a letter on his behalf to Alabama, saying the Crimson Tide's “Shop Talk” uses “ideas, concepts and format” from a program on the...

Perry focused on improving as a passer during spring camp

Mon, 2 Apr 2018 17:00:00 PDT

Navy football took a break from scrimmaging on Saturday morning to move into positional periods for a while.

One of those periods brought the quarterbacks, wide receivers, slotbacks and defensive backs together. It was about 15 minutes of nonstop passing with the quarterbacks making throws to slotbacks...

DuPaix returns to Navy as assistant as McDonald departs for UCLA

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 12:30:00 PDT

Head coach Ken Niumatalolo does not need to conduct an exhaustive search to identify candidates whenever Navy needs to replace an offensive assistant.

As one of the foremost practitioners of triple-option football, Niumatalolo knows exactly who is out there that is capable of coaching the system...

Michigan cancels home-and-home football series with Hokies

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:45:00 PDT

Michigan backed out of scheduled home-and-home football games Thursday for the 2020 and ’21 seasons against Virginia Tech, but might try to reschedule the games for future dates, according to Michigan’s athletic website.

Tech will receive a $375,000 cancellation fee from Michigan, which was slated...

Navy has many holes to fill as spring football practice begins

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 18:00:00 PDT

Navy opened spring football practice Monday and must replace 13 starters (seven on offense and six on defense).

Navy spring practice pushed back so starting quarterback Perry can participate

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 12:00:00 PDT

Navy is starting spring football practice much later than normal, and for good reason.

Malcolm Perry, the team’s newly-minted starting quarterback, has been recovering from a foot injury suffered in the Military Bowl.

Perry, who was still moving gingerly using crutches at the Navy football banquet...

Navy football makes significant change with strength and conditioning program

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:00:00 PDT

Navy football has made a significant change with regard to its strength and conditioning program.

Head coach Ken Niumatalolo revealed during an informal meeting with the media on Monday that Bryan Fitzpatrick has taken over as Director of Strength and Conditioning for football.

Fitzpatrick, in...

Quarterback Tommy Stevens makes Penn State's most important spring decision

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 16:10:00 PDT

Michael Robinson returned to Penn State last week, about the same time quarterback Tommy Stevens said he decided to stay. A parallel can be drawn between the two, one that Stevens evidently saw.

On Wednesday, Stevens announced that he will remain at Penn State rather than seek a transfer, lifting...

FIU hires Ken Dorsey as assistant athletic director, reunites him with coach Butch Davis

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 13:15:00 PDT

Ken Dorsey and Butch Davis are back together in college athletics in Miami – just not the school you remember them from.

FIU announced the hiring of Dorsey, the winningest quarterback in Miami Hurricanes history, as assistant athletic director on Monday in a move that reunites him with Davis, whom...

It's sham-mockery UMBC can play for basketball national title, but UCF can't play for football crown

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:35:00 PDT

Any respectable Vegas oddsmaker will tell you that UCF beating Alabama for the national championship in football last season would have been less of an upset than the University of Maryland-Baltimore County blowing out No. 1 overall seed Virginia in the NCAA Tournament a few days ago.

But the CFB...

While preparing for the NFL, Saquon Barkley embraces becoming a father

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:05:00 PDT

STATE COLLEGE — Saquon Barkley is nervous about next month’s NFL Draft in Dallas — about how he’ll react when his name is called, whether he’ll cry when he hugs his mother and, sure, which team selects him.

There’s something else, too: whether he might be called home for the birth of his first...

Former Naval Academy football player Caleb King killed in fighter jet crash

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:30:00 PDT

Former Navy football player Caleb King was one of two aviators killed in a fighter jet crash off Key West, Fla.

Once again, injuries force former Penn State player Adam Breneman to retire from football

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:30:00 PDT

Adam Breneman, the former Penn State tight end who revived his career with two all-America seasons at Massachusetts, announced his second retirement Tuesday. This time, he said, it’s for good.

Breneman released a statement in which he said the knee injury that derailed his career at Penn State...

Hampton, MEAC reach 'amicable agreement'

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:45:00 PDT

After weeks of impasse, Hampton University and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference have reached an “amicable agreement” that will allow the Pirates to play their first season of Big South football in 2019.

Officials from HU and the MEAC met last weekend in Norfolk to hash out their differences...

Penn State revives Coaches Caravan for three-stop tour

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 17:25:00 PST

Penn State’s James Franklin will headline a shortened Coaches Caravan tour in May, with three stops in the East Coast’s biggest markets.

The caravan, a Penn State Alumni Association event at which fans can meet Franklin and other coaches, will stop in New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C....

Virginia Tech QB A.J. Bush reportedly will transfer to Illinois

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 18:40:00 PDT

Quarterback A.J. Bush will transfer to Illinois from Virginia Tech, Illini Inquirer reported. Bush, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound graduate transfer from Alpharetta, Ga., backed up Josh Johnson for the Hokies in 2017.

He completed 7 of 11 passes for 99 yards and a touchdown in five games while rushing for...

How Mark Richt went from fired bartender to UM football coach

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 10:35:00 PST

Before he was one of the most recognizable names in college football and before he led the Miami Hurricanes to their first Coastal Division crown and first 10-win season in more than a decade, Mark Richt was a failed, fired bartender. And a struggling valet.

The classes Richt took to learn how...

Woody Durham, longtime voice of Tar Heel sports, dies at 76

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 08:25:00 PST

Woody Durham, the retired "Voice of the Tar Heels" who called North Carolina football and basketball games for four decades, died Wednesday. He was 76.

Son Wes Durham said his father died from complications of the neurocognitive disorder that prevented him from public speaking, school spokesman...

Chip Kelly's first spring football practice at UCLA is 'high energy, fast tempo'

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 17:00:00 PST

Spirited yells filled the chilly morning air as UCLA football players sprinted into orderly rows on the practice field to stretch, their legs and arms moving in unison with military-style precision.

Over the next two hours, there would be no rest for the cheery.

Coach Chip Kelly’s first spring...

Brian Kelly happy with Day 1 of Notre Dame spring QB competition

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 13:55:00 PST

Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush faked a handoff, rolled out and completed a pass to receiver Miles Boykin..

Moments later, Ian Book ran the same play and completed his pass to Javon McKinley.

The Irish began spring practice Tuesday with the quarterback competition headlining the position...

Shaquem Griffin is greatest UCF player of all time

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 02:40:00 PST

Former UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin was not only a beast at the NFL Combine; he’s also a GOAT. As in Greatest Of All Time.

Step aside, Daunte Culpepper.

Step aside, Blake Bortles.

Step aside, Kevin Smith.

Shaquem Griffin should go down as the greatest UCF football player in the history of the...

A penalty, and some fan reactions to it, still drive Penn State's Marcus Allen

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 12:13:00 PST

INDIANAPOLIS — Penn State’s Marcus Allen has what he called a “motivation box” in which he keeps notes, emails and screenshots of the nasty things people have said to and about him.

Allen scrolls through the photo album when he’s about to compete at something, such as Monday’s final day of the...

USC's biggest goal for spring football may be finding out who replaces Sam Darnold at quarterback

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 19:10:00 PST

Clay Helton led USC to double-digit victories in his first two years as coach.

But now the question looms: Can Helton and the Trojans maintain success without star quarterback Sam Darnold?

USC won the Pac-12 Conference title last season before stumbling in a lopsided loss to Ohio State in the Cotton...

Randy Edsall Rails Against College Football Model In 45-Minute Diatribe

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 14:10:00 PST

UConn coach Randy Edsall spoke passionately Friday for about 45 minutes, nearly 20 at one point without pause, essentially fueling a morning bonfire with just about every frustration he has with the NCAA, college football and the farce that he considers the current student-athlete model.


NCAA proposal: Kickoff fair catch inside 25 to be touchback

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 14:30:00 PST

The team receiving a kickoff would be allowed to make a fair catch between its goal line and 25-yard line and have it result in a touchback under an NCAA Football Rules Committee proposal.

NCAA secretary-rules editor Steve Shaw said the proposal is a counter to emerging strategy in which the kickoff...

USC quarterback Sam Darnold and UCLA's Josh Rosen once again competed against each other Friday at NFL combine

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 18:05:00 PST

Their roads from Southland high schools and colleges to the scouting combine took different turns, but there were Josh Rosen and Sam Darnold on Friday, once again competing with each other to show NFL teams they were worthy of consideration as top-five draft picks.

Perhaps the top two.

The Cleveland...

Rose Bowl to host a celebration of life to honor the late Keith Jackson

Thu, 1 Mar 2018 14:50:00 PST

The Rose Bowl is playing host to a celebration of life to honor legendary broadcaster Keith Jackson on April 15 at 4 p.m. at the stadium. Gates open at 3.

The event, which is open to the public, will feature guest speakers, musical performances and video tributes. Admission is free. Among those...

Q&A: Mississippi State's Joe Moorhead on establishing a championship culture

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 13:30:00 PST

New Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead began developing his coaching style from the lessons he learned while growing up in Pittsburgh.

Moorhead, 44, grew up watching his parents make concessions so that he and his brother and sister could become the first-generation in their family to go to college....

What does Saquon Barkley have to prove at the NFL Scouting Combine?

Thu, 1 Mar 2018 08:50:00 PST

Saquon Barkley arrived in Indianapolis ready be to X-rayed and questioned, prodded and timed. The NFL Scouting Combine, which began Tuesday, isn’t so much a job interview as a four-day personality probe, mixed with sprints and a bench press.

And Barkley, the former Whitehall High and Penn State...

Howard County community remembers Larry Aaron with candlelight vigil

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 11:30:00 PST

Hundreds filled the bleachers of the Oakland Mills High School stadium on Tuesday night, celebrating the life of Oakland Mills 2016 graduate Larry Aaron III.

A candlelight vigil organized by community members and friends of the family provided an opportunity to share stories, grieve and honor the...

Ranking the QB position in the Big Ten heading into spring

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 06:15:00 PST

Several familiar faces return to lead a pack of quarterbacks in the Big Ten.

Here is a look at where each school ranks at the quarterback position:


Buzz: It’s the start of a new era at quarterback for Ohio State, which must move on from J.T. Barrett this season. Redshirt sophomore...