• NCAA settles concussion suit; NCPA objects

    ESPN.com "The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports. College sports' governing body..." July 29

  • Hybrid WR/TE Kalif Jackson commits to Gators

    Alligator Army "After losing four commitments and gaining just one over the last 10 days on the recruiting trail, Florida got back on the positive side of the ledger on Tuesday, picking up a commitment from Jacksonville wide receiver Kalif Jackson. Jackson, who plays for Fletcher High in Jacksonsville, is a..." July 29

  • NCAA suspends Missouri WR Levi Copelin for 2014 season

    Columbia Daily Tribune "Sophomore wide receiver Levi Copelin has been suspended for the 2014 season by the NCAA, Missouri announced Tuesday. Copelin, in a statement, said he used a legal, over-the-counter supplement and used it as part of a workout regimen, but he did not clear it with the Missouri staff. "This..." July 29

  • 4-star Florida safety Ronnie Harrison commits to Alabama

    Alabama.com "Alabama added the 20th commitment of its 2015 class when Tallahassee, Fla., safety Ronnie Harrison gave his verbal commitment on Tuesday afternoon. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Harrison was offered by Alabama earlier this summer and made two trips to Tuscaloosa over the past two months. He chose the..." July 29

  • Charges against WVU’s Smallwood dismissed

    The Charleston Gazette "Charges against WVU running back Wendell Smallwood were dropped today, according to Jason Miller, the public officer of the Delaware attorney general’s office. Smallwood was accused of trying to intimidate a witness in a murder case involving Zakee Lloyd in Wilmington, Del. After confirming..." July 29

  • Jake Heaps expects to start at QB for the Hurricanes

    College Football Talk "Quarterback Jake Heaps hopes the third time is the charm. Heaps is on his third team in four years. After unsuccessful stints with the BYU Cougars and the Kansas Jayhawks, Heaps has one year of eligibility left to make his mark with the Miami Hurricanes. And Heaps plans to make the most of it..." July 29

  • 'Canes get commitments from OLs St. Louis, Loftus

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Miami’s push on the recruiting trail continues paying dividends for Al Golden and his staff. The Hurricanes picked up another verbal commitment on Tuesday, this one from 2015 offensive tackle Tyree St. Louis out of Bradenton’s IMG Academy. IMG Academy shared news of St. Louis’ commitment on..." July 29

  • Oklahoma State practice time penalty from NCAA rescinded

    Fox Sports Southwest "Oklahoma State's practice time won't be limited this fall. The NCAA amended OSU's APR score to 930 after receiving new information and rescinded an earlier penalty of two hours per week and the loss of a practice day. Oklahoma State discovered the recent graduation of a player from the 1990s..." July 29

  • Oregon State offensive lineman Isaac Seumalo questionable for Week 1 due to foot injury

    Oregonian "Oregon State standout offensive lineman Isaac Seumalo should be ready to play "early" in the 2014 season following foot surgery, but Beavers coach Mike Riley said it's too early to tell if he will play in the opener against Portland State. "I think it's on pretty good schedule to be ready to..." July 29

  • Stanford receiver Ty Montgomery has arm injury

    San Jose Mercury News "Receiver Ty Montgomery, Stanford's top returning playmaker, is questionable for the season opener against UC Davis and could miss the Week 2 showdown against USC as he recovers from an arm injury, Cardinal coach David Shaw said Thursday. Montgomery, who missed spring practice after surgeries on..." July 29

  • Auburn commit Nate Craig rated No. 1 prospect in the nation by Rivals.com

    Alabama.com "Auburn fans were understandably excited when Nate Craig committed last week, but Rivals.com showed Monday why it's the biggest commitment in the Gus Malzahn era. Rivals rated Craig its top player in the country in the class of 2016. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound receiver from Tampa Catholic in..." July 29

  • Three-star running back Mon Denson commits to South Carolina

    Garnet and Black Attack "Three-star running back Mon Denson of Lagrange (Ga.) High School committed to South Carolina on Tuesday. The 6'0, 214-pound prospect chose the Gamecocks over 16 other offers, including North Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Kansas State, and West Virginia. Denson picked up an offer..." July 29

  • Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon meets with police investigators; attorney says 'Joe has done nothing wrong'

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Finlay, the attorney representing OU freshman running back Joe Mixon, released the following statement to the media Monday afternoon regarding the assault allegations against his client: “This past Friday morning Joe Mixon found himself in a situation where he was subjected to both verbal..." July 29

  • Williams moves quickly after Denson to commit to UNC

    GoUpstate "RB Ty'son Williams of Crestwood was one of three running backs USC was looking at for their final running back in the 2015 class, and he knew the Gamecocks would be happy with any of the three and would take whichever one committed first. Mon Denson of LaGrange, GA beat Williams and Johnny..." July 29

  • Penn State hires Sandy Barbour

    ESPN.com "Former Cal athletic director Sandy Barbour was introduced as Penn State's new athletic director Saturday afternoon, making her the first female AD in the university's history. She resigned from Cal last month after a 10-year stint and will officially begin her Penn State tenure on Aug. 18. She..." July 29

  • Rutgers WR (and N.J. native) Tejay Johnson's career over due to injury

    Newark Star-Ledger "Tejay Johnson battled injuries throughout his Rutgers career. Ultimately, the injuries were too much to overcome and Johnson's career is over. "Tejay Johnson is medically unable to play going forward, so what his role in the program will be, we'll decide as we get into training camp," coach..." July 29

  • LSU freshmen cited on bicycle theft, criminal mischief charges

    CBSSports.com "Two LSU freshmen defensive linemen were issued misdemeanor citations last week by campus police for separate July incidents, nola.com reported Monday. Per an LSU police official, Trey Lealaimatafao was cited last Thursday on a bicycle theft charge, and Davon Godchaux the previous Wednesday on a..." July 29

  • Tight end (who has younger brother recruit) joins Bulldogs

    Macon Telegraph "Four days before practice begins, the Georgia football team has added another scholarship player. But the move may not be made with this year in mind. Or even this player. Joseph Ledbetter, who played basketball the past two seasons at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina, is transferring..." July 29

  • UCLA specialist leaves team, replaced by JUCO punter

    College Football Talk "Football coaches never let their teams or its fans forget that special teams are a third of the game. UCLA expected to be strong on special teams this fall with both their kicker and punter returning after last season. Instead, UCLA head coach Jim Mora must deal with replacing one of the..." July 29

  • Spurrier fine with Davis leaving after 2014

    ESPN.com "South Carolina running back Mike Davis enjoyed quite the breakout season in 2013, but bigger things could be in store for one of the SEC's best offensive weapons. Built like a miniature tank, Davis could build on his 1,183-yard, 11-touchdown performance in 2013 with a run at the Heisman or at..." July 29

  • Marshall RB Kevin Grooms dismissed after felony burglary charge

    CBSSports.com "After his third arrest in a span of 16 months, Marshall has dismissed junior running back Kevin Grooms. Per a report from the Charleston Daily Mail citing jail records, Grooms was arrested Saturday and charged with burglary, domestic assault by threat, petit larceny and fleeing by foot. The..." July 29

  • Utah QB Travis Wilson cited on underage alcohol charge

    CBSSports.com "Utah junior quarterback Travis Wilson was cited on an underage alcohol charge at a Salt Lake City concert Friday night, the Associated Press reported. Per the AP, the Utah Department of Public Safety issued a statement Saturday saying Wilson had been charged with possession or consumption of..." July 28

  • Spurrier fine with Davis leaving after 2014

    ESPN.com "South Carolina running back Mike Davis enjoyed quite the breakout season in 2013, but bigger things could be in store for one of the SEC's best offensive weapons. Built like a miniature tank, Davis could build on his 1,183-yard, 11-touchdown performance in 2013 with a run at the Heisman or at..." July 28

  • Gabe Wright transforms body to become Auburn's most versatile defensive lineman

    Alabama.com "The way Gabe Wright carries himself has changed. The defensive lineman has lost weight, reconfigured his body and looked more defensive end than tackle at certain angles under the SEC Media Days lights last week. Looking more svelte at 290 pounds, the first-team All-SEC lineman enters the..." July 28

  • Sumlin on Stoops: 'We'd take him up on' Sooners vs. Aggies

    CBSSports.com "Thanks to the recent rash of Texas A&M player arrests, Kevin Sumlin had plenty to talk about at his Friday night meeting with the Houston A&M Club. But his juiciest quote was -- not too surprisingly -- reserved for Oklahoma's Bob Stoops. At Big 12 Media Days, Stoops listed the Aggies' 2014..." July 27

  • Georgia LB Davin Bellamy charged with DUI

    247 Sports "Georgia redshirt freshman linebacker Davin Bellamy was arrested early Saturday and charged with driving the influence of alcohol and speeding, according to the Athens Clarke-County jail log. Bellamy, 19, was booked into jail at 5:02 a.m. and made $2,000 bond to be released at 6:22 a.m. Athens..." July 26

  • Southern Miss CB Ed Wilkins charged with armed robbery, suspended

    Biloxi Sun Herald "Southern Miss cornerback Ed Wilkins admitted to police that he and another man planned an armed robbery of a Hattiesburg residence on Friday morning. He is on indefinite suspension as USM looks into the incident. Wilkins, 21, and 19-year-old Michael Bailey were booked into Forrest County..." July 26

  • Report: Texas boots RB Joe Bergeron, two others (team rules violations)

    CBSSports.com "The Texas roster continues to thin this week. Just hours after wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were indefinitely suspended as a result of a sexual assault charge, reports began surfacing that defensive back Chevoski Collins and running back Jalen Overstreet had been dismissed..." July 26

  • Washington QB Cyler Miles suspended for season opener at Hawaii

    Seattle Times "Washington sophomore quarterback Cyler Miles has been suspended for the season opener at Hawaii, UW coach Chris Petersen told The Seattle Times. Miles, the overwhelming favorite to replace three-year starter Keith Price as UW’s starting quarterback this year, was linked to two assaults in..." July 24

  • Mack Brown joins ESPN as college football analyst

    USA Today "Mack Brown mapped out his career plan at a young age: He wanted to be a football coach first – and he was, from 1973 through last season – before either moving upstairs, as an athletic director, or into television, as a college football analyst. Seven months after the final game of his coaching..." July 24

  • Notre Dame WR Mahone sentenced to 10 days in jail

    College Football Talk "Notre Dame wide receiver Will Mahone will serve 10 days in jail after pleading guilty to four misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, assault and aggravated menacing. Felony charges were wiped off his record as part of his plea. A county judge offered Mahone some leniency in..." July 24

  • Strong indefinitely suspends UT players charged with sexual assault

    Statesman "Charlie Strong said this week he would suspend the two players being investigated for sexual assault if they were criminally charged. Texas' coach followed through on that promise Thursday, suspending receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander indefinitely from the team. The two were charged..." July 24

  • Nick Marshall's fine has been paid, Auburn quarterback's case closed in marijuana citation

    Alabama.com "Nick Marshall's fine for marijuana possession has been paid and the case is now closed, according to Lonnie Holder, the police chief in Reynolds, Georgia. The Auburn quarterback's mother, Shalena Cliett, paid the fine, which was approximately $1,000 for possessing less than one ounce of..." July 24

  • Axed Oregon player Austin enrolls at Northwest Florida St. junior college

    CBSSports.com "Former Providence and Oregon player Brandon Austin has enrolled at Northwest Florida State junior college, the school said. Austin was recently dismissed from Oregon after a sexual assault investigation. The charges were dropped. Austin transferred from Providence before playing a game after..." July 24

  • 2016 recruit from Florida accused in UGA burglary - 'denies the charge'

    Athens Banner-Herald "An arrest warrant has been issued for an elite wide receiver prospect out of Florida who attended Georgia’s Dawg Night camp last week. Darnell Salomon is accused of felony burglary after two female athletes reported items missing from a dorm room. After an investigation by University of Georgia..." July 24

  • January the ETA for ex-Vols QB in Charlotte

    College Football Talk "Earlier this month it was reported that erstwhile Tennessee quarterback Riley Ferguson would be transferring to Charlotte. While that still appears to be the case, it won’t happen for a little bit further down the road. Josh Ward of Knoxville radio station WNML tweeted earlier this evening..." July 24

  • LSU freshman DT Trey Lealaimatafao released from hospital

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU freshman defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao was released from a local hospital Wednesday, two days after severely injuring his left arm from punching a glass window. LSU sports information director Michael Bonnette confirmed that the 6-feet, 300-pounder from San Antonio, Texas, was..." July 24

  • Former Washington St. QB Tyler Bruggman Transferring To Louisville

    Card Chronicle "Tyler Bruggman, a former four-star recruit who spent the past season at Washington State, will transfer to Louisville and play for Bobby Petrino. Mike Hughes of InsidetheVille.com was the first to report the news. After a bizarre string of events on national signing day 2013 (thanks mostly to a..." July 24

  • Georgia Tech quarterback Ty Griffin transfers to Oregon

    Oregonian "Oregon added another quarterback to its 2015 class with the transfer of Georgia Tech's Ty Griffin. Griffin, a 6-foot, 195-pound freshman announced on his Twitter account that he's decided to join the Ducks. Griffin will have to sit out the 2014 season and will be eligible in 2015 as a..." July 24

  • Suspect in UGA dorm burglary is a 5-star recruiting prospect

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "UGA Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a 5-star recruiting prospect who was attending Georgia’s Dawg Night camp this past weekend. Darnell Salomon, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound wide receiver from Hollywood, Fla., has been identified as the suspect accused of entering the unlocked suite of..." July 23

  • Baker Mayfield could add intriguing element at Oklahoma in 2014

    SI - College Football "It sounds like Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops could have an extra wrinkle in his quarterback situation in 2014. Stoops told reporters at Big 12 media days on Tuesday that Texas Tech transfer quarterback Baker Mayfield should be eligible to play immediately this fall. Mayfield surprised many when he..." July 23

  • 'Canes seal commitment from Wellington's Richards

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "If Ahmmon Richards scored three touchdowns, his father, Mark, would want four. The Wellington junior said his father's standards drive him to want more. On Tuesday, the son reached a level even his father was satisfied with when Richards committed to the University of Miami. The 6-2, 172-pound..." July 23

  • Aggravated assault arrest leads to Georgia dismissing DT Taylor

    College Football Talk "Following an arrest for aggravated assault earlier this week, Georgia has dismissed defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor. As reported yesterday, Taylor was arrested for the second time this offseason, this time being charged for aggravated assault on a female. According to The Telegraph, Taylor was..." July 23

  • Nick Saban says national title expectations 'unrealistic' for first-year Alabama quarterbacks

    Alabama.com "The first official practice is still more than a week off, but the big-picture questions are rolling in. Most, in Alabama's case, circle back to the vacant quarterback job. It's been asked in just about every way without getting much of an answer from Nick Saban. The coach appeared on the..." July 23

  • Dana Holgorsen would like to see WVU, Pitt renew 'Backyard Brawl'

    CBSSports.com "Pitt 's in the ACC and playing eight conference games a year. West Virginia 's in the Big 12 and playing nine conference games a year. So the Panthers and Mountaineers agreeing to bring back the "Backyard Brawl" might not happen anytime soon no matter how much support the idea generates. But at..." July 23

  • Gator TE Colin Thompson reportedly transferring to Temple

    Philly.com "FORMER ARCHBISHOP Wood tight end Colin Thompson is transferring to Temple after two injury-plagued seasons at Florida, sources familiar with the situation confirmed. Rated as one of the top players at his position in the recruiting class of 2012, he never caught a pass for the Gators. He played..." July 23

  • Longhorn sends brutally honest shot to Texas teammates

    Fox Sports - College Football "Part one of Charlie Strong’s “put the T back in Texas” campaign was simple enough: restore a hardness to the program that had eroded over the last few seasons. Strong began by implementing simple, discipline-driven rules – sit in the front two rows of class, no earrings in the football..." July 23

  • Jay Paterno, Bill Kenney sue Penn State for 'improper termination'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Jay Paterno is targeting Penn State University in another lawsuit. Mr. Paterno today filed a complaint in Philadelphia federal court, where he and fellow former assistant coach Bill Kenney are suing the university for improper termination. Mr. Paterno and Mr. Kenney were not retained as..." July 23

  • Report: Texas coach Charlie Strong names David Ash starting QB

    SI - College Football "Just one day after he was cleared to return to full practices, David Ash was named the starting quarterback of the Texas Longhorns by first-year head coach Charlie Strong on Tuesday at Big 12 Media Days, reports Taylor Gaspar of Rivals. Ash was the starting quarterback going into last season,..." July 22

  • Duke’s Hud Mellencamp - son of John Mellencamp facing more legal charges

    Raleigh News & Observer "Duke walk-on defensive back Hud Mellencamp, 20—the son of rockstar John Mellencamp—is facing a misdemeanor charge for illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage. The charge was filed on July 10 with the Monroe (Ind.) County clerk’s office, the Indianapolis Star reported. An initial hearing on..." July 22