• USC'S Anthony Brown: Can't play for a racist

    ESPN.com "USC senior running back Anthony Brown called head coach Steve Sarkisian a racist and quit the team Thursday. Brown posted on his Instagram Thursday morning, "Sark treated me like a slave in his Office...Can't play for a racist MAN!!!!! #Fighton" and posted a similar message on his..." August 28

  • USC's Josh Shaw -- Heated Locker Room Confrontation ... Teammate Screamed to 'Come Clean'

    TMZ.com "Josh Shaw was aggressively confronted by a teammate in the USC locker room Monday morning -- with the player screaming at Shaw to "come clean" about the false hero story ... TMZ Sports has learned. We spoke with multiple sources in the USC athletic department who all say the same thing ... the..." August 28

  • Josh Shaw's Lawyer Confirms Balcony Fall

    Deadspin.com "There's a whole lot of confusion on what actually happened to USC DB Josh Shaw, who sprained both ankles in some sort of incident on Saturday. Well, here's one piece of the puzzle, filled in. Initially, Shaw and USC said he had leapt out a window to save a drowning nephew. That turned out to be..." August 28

  • Notre Dame pulls another player due to the academic investigation

    CBSSports.com "Notre Dame announced Thursday afternoon that a fifth player will join wide receiver DeVaris Daniels, cornerback KeiVarae Russell, defensive end Ishaq Williams and linebacker Kendall Moore in missing time due to an ongoing academic investigation. Notre Dame did not name the player in its..." August 28

  • UNC DT Ethan Farmer cleared

    Raleigh News & Observer "It's been a difficult week for the North Carolina football team but some good news arrived on Thursday: Ethan Farmer, a senior defensive tackle, has been cleared to play, UNC announced. Farmer had been facing an undisclosed eligibility issue and UNC had been waiting on the NCAA to decide his..." August 28

  • Okla. St. to start QB Walsh vs. No. 1 Noles

    ESPN.com "J.W. Walsh will start at quarterback for Oklahoma State when the Cowboys open the season against No. 1 Florida State on Saturday, coach Mike Gundy told ESPN Radio. "J.W. has taken the majority of the [first-team] reps and will be the guy that goes out there and starts for us," Gundy told "SVP..." August 28

  • Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech agree to two-year contract extension

    Washington Post "With retirement speculation growing after consecutive disappointing seasons, Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer has agreed to a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the school through at least the 2018 campaign. Beamer, 67, will begin his 28th year at Virginia Tech on..." August 28

  • QB uncertainty no big deal for TCU

    Fox Sports Southwest "The TCU Horned Frogs will debut their new offense Saturday against Samford with a veteran quarterback under center. Whether it will be junior Trevone Boykin or senior Matt Joeckel won't be known until 6 p.m. when the Frogs take the field at Amon Carter Stadium. Head coach Gary Patterson..." August 28

  • Georgia State gets first FBS win, first win in nearly two years against Abilene Christian

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Georgia State is no longer a winless FBS football team. The Panthers beat Abilene Christian 38-37 Wednesday night in college football's season opener after a 26-yard field goal by Will Lutz with four seconds left. After starting the program in 2010, Georgia State moved up to FBS, the top..." August 28

  • A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi, the chubby kid Texas didn't want, now a star LT

    CBSSports.com "A ninth-grade teacher at Allen High School asked the class to write down goals. Cedric Ogbuehi wrote down two. 1) Drive a nice car. 2) Play football for the Texas Longhorns. He's not even halfway there. His used Chrysler 300 doesn't exactly sparkle. And Johnny Manziel wasn't the only..." August 28

  • USC could be without Tre Madden for a month

    Inside Socal "USC tailback Tre Madden might not return until the fourth game because of his turf toe. Madden’s foot was in a protective boot today. " August 28

  • Alabama starting linebacker suspended for opener after 'minor NCAA infraction'

    Alabama.com "The Alabama football team is reasonably healthy, but it will be without a starter for another reason. Senior middle linebacker Trey DePriest was suspended "for a minor NCAA infraction," coach Nick Saban said Wednesday. No further details were provided about the specific rule violated. He'll..." August 28

  • Kelvin Taylor growing into more complete back

    Fox Sports Florida "The Gators' depth chart at tailback reads like this: Kelvin Taylor or Matt Jones or Mack Brown. The way freshman Brandon Powell looked in camp, you should probably expect to see him too in Saturday's season opener against Idaho. Florida head coach Will Muschamp knows what he saw during camp..." August 28

  • Josh Shaw admits he lied, suspended indefinitely

    CBSSports.com "And so it seems the Josh Shaw Saga at USC has reached its conclusion. The school announced Wednesday evening that Shaw admitted to athletic department officials that he fabricated his story about hurting his ankles while saving his nephew in a pool and he's been suspended indefinitely. "We..." August 28

  • Ty Montgomery cleared, expected to start Stanford’s opener

    College Football Talk "After it was first thought Stanford would be without its top offensive threat for the first half of the first month of the season — at least — said threat should be back for the first half of the first game. Cardinal head coach David Shaw said Tuesday that Ty Montgomery has been medically..." August 27

  • Stoops: Seems DGB wants to stay at OU

    The Oklahoman "Bob Stoops wouldn’t speak much Monday about Dorial Green-Beckham’s situation a few days after the NCAA denied a waiver request for immediate eligibility and Oklahoma all but announced it wouldn’t pursue the matter further. But Stoops did say Green-Beckham remained in class at OU and that he..." August 27

  • Ty Isaac's bid to play at Michigan this season denied by NCAA

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan running back Ty Isaac is not likely to see the field this year. That was what the Wolverines were told by the NCAA when their hardship-waiver application for Isaac was denied last week. U-M coach Brady Hoke said today that Isaac, who transferred to Michigan after one year at USC,..." August 27

  • Alabama QB Blake Sims the favorite to start vs. WVU, Jacob Coker to play

    CBSSports.com "Alabama's early-week plan is to play two quarterbacks on Saturday against West Virginia , with fifth-year senior Blake Sims the current favorite to start, CBSSports.com has learned. Touted Florida State transfer Jacob Coker will play in the Georgia Dome, but he failed to create significant..." August 27

  • Gamecocks' star linebacker Moore won't start against Texas A&M

    The Post and Courier "Skai Moore, the linebacker who led South Carolina in tackles and interceptions last year as a true freshman, will not start the season opener against Texas A&M, Gamecocks defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said after practice Tuesday. "He'll play. He'll play early," Ward said, referring to..." August 27

  • North Carolina suspends four players for one game

    CBSSports.com "North Carolina coach Larry Fedora announced the suspensions of four players following practice on Wednesday. Desmond Lawrence, Brian Walker, M.J. Stewart and Donnie Miles, all four of whom are defensive backs, will be suspended for North Carolina's opener against Liberty. Both Lawrence and..." August 27

  • West Virginia QB Clint Trickett says his 1st kiss was with Nick Saban's daughter

    Alabama.com "West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett kissed and told Tuesday when he met with reporters in Morgantown. Asked about his relationship with Alabama coach Nick Saban, Trickett confessed that his first kiss was with Saban's daughter, Kristen. "His daughter was my first kiss, back in the day,"..." August 27

  • Two Wildcats suspended for season opener

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Because of unspecified violations of team rules, Kentucky will be without a starting offensive lineman and a reserve wide receiver when it opens the season against Tennessee-Martin on Saturday. Senior left tackle Darrian Miller, who has started 24 consecutive games for the Cats, is sitting for..." August 27

  • A&M transfer eligible to play for Baylor this season

    Dallas Morning News "Ishmael Wilson, a transfer offensive lineman from Texas A&M, will be eligible this season after receiving a waiver from the NCAA." August 27

  • Josh Shaw's Sister Says He Did Save Her Son

    Deadspin.com "While the rest of the world tries to figure out just what the hell is going on with this Josh Shaw story, his sister and the mother of the seven-year-old he reportedly saved, confirmed his story. Asia Shaw apparently spoke with KABC, but the station only aired a brief audio recording and she did..." August 27

  • Mora not interested in media hype surrounding UCLA

    Fox Sports West "UCLA football coach Jim Mora was channeling another Los Angeles-based head coach Tuesday morning at Spaulding Field. Doing his best Darryl Sutter impression, Mora kept his answers exceptionally brief when speaking with the media, as the No. 7 Bruins prepped for their season-opener at Virginia...." August 27

  • USC's Josh Shaw -- Named In Burglary Report ... Cops Speak to Football Star

    TMZ.com "USC football player Josh Shaw was named in a burglary report ... stemming from an incident that went down Saturday night ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports. We're told Shaw was NOT named as a suspect in the burglary. Here's the breakdown -- we're told someone called police to report..." August 26

  • North Carolina investigating alleged hazing incident with football team

    Yahoo! Sports "The University of North Carolina confirmed to Yahoo Sports on Tuesday that it is investigating a training camp hazing incident between football players that escalated into what multiple sources described as an alleged group assault of a teammate. "We are aware of an incident involving members..." August 26

  • USC vetting Shaw heroics after doubts arise

    ESPN Los Angeles "USC football coach Steve Sarkisian said the school has received several calls questioning the authenticity of Josh Shaw's story about saving his nephew from potentially drowning and is investigating the matter. Shaw said he suffered a pair of high ankle sprains Saturday night after jumping from..." August 26

  • FSU LB Delvin Purifoy out for season with leg/ankle injury

    Orlando Sentinel "FSU LB Delvin Purifoy will miss the rest of the season with an ankle/leg injury. Purifoy, a true freshman, suffered a dislocated ankle and a broken tibia earlier this week, according to coach Jimbo Fisher. “He'll have to have surgery, very similar to what Jacobbi [McDaniel] did,” Fisher..." August 26

  • Iowa transfer Cody Sokol named Louisiana Tech starting QB vs. Oklahoma

    The Oklahoman "Cody Sokol broke Tim Rattay‘s passing records at Scottsdale Community College. Now the Iowa transfer will get a chance to once again follow in Rattay’s footsteps at Louisiana Tech." August 26

  • Tulane running back Robert Kelley facing robbery, battery charges after bike incident

    The New Orleans Advocate "Tulane senior running back Robert Kelley is facing criminal charges of simple robbery and simple battery after allegedly beating a fellow Tulane student and stealing his bicycle, WWL-TV reported Monday night. A July 30 incident outside The Boot led to Kelley’s Aug. 4 booking. He was freed after..." August 26

  • Ohio State's fine with frosh J.T. Barrett at QB; Urban Meyer makes it so

    CBSSports.com "Ohio State doesn't need Braxton Miller to earn a spot in college football's four-team playoff. Would he help? Well, duh. With Braxton Miller, the Buckeyes were a final-four favorite. Without him? They can get there anyway, and this is why: Braxton Miller, contrary to what you've been reading..." August 26

  • Notre Dame QB Everett Golson ‘grew up’ during suspension

    College Football Talk "Quarterback Everett Golson has been both the savior and pariah of Notre Dame football. It’s been 19 months since Golson was on the field leading the Fighting Irish in the BCS National Championship Game against the Alabama Crimson Tide. A crushing 42-12 loss in the sport’s biggest game wasn’t..." August 26

  • Oregon Is Selling 25 Different Versions Of Quarterback Marcus Mariota's Jersey

    ThePostGame.com "In yet another striking piece of evidence that colleges are profiting wildly on their star players, ESPN reported this week that Oregon is selling 25 different variations of quarterback Marcus Mariota's No. 8 uniform. That is the most of any single player in the NCAA this year, followed by the..." August 26

  • USC cornerback Josh Shaw injured himself saving his nephew from drowning

    SB Nation "This is the best way you could possibly injure yourself before your team's season opener. We've heard about silly sports injuries -- Sammy Sosa hurting himself sneezing, Bill Gramatica's ACL-tearing celebration, Joel Zumaya hurting himself playing guitar hero -- but we haven't heard of many..." August 26

  • Anu Solomon to start at QB for Arizona vs. UNLV

    Arizona Republic "Anu Solomon will start at quarterback for the Arizona Wildcats on Friday in the season opener against UNLV, Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez announced today. " August 26

  • Braxton Miller named captain, surgery set for Tuesday

    New York Times "Overlooking the bustle of Olentangy River Road, on the outskirts of Ohio State’s sprawling campus, an electronic billboard burns bright with the words “Get Better No. 5.” Additional context for this message is unnecessary in football-crazed Columbus. It is more or less a get-well card from..." August 25

  • Louisville WR Devante Parker needs foot surgery, could miss half the season

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Louisville will be without its top receiving target for the first half of the season. Coach Bobby Petrino announced Monday that senior wide receiver Devante Parker would miss 6-8 weeks with a broken left small toe. Petrino said Parker broke the fifth metatarsal and will undergo surgery later..." August 25

  • Texas OL Rami Hammad is transferring to Baylor

    Our Daily Bears "A little over 20 months after decommitting from Baylor's 2013 recruiting class, OL Rami Hammad is coming home. Last week, we started hearing rumors that OL Rami Hammad, once a Baylor commit in the class of 2013, was leaving Texas for greener pastures elsewhere. I never really considered the..." August 25

  • Northwestern loses DL Sean McEvilly for season to injury

    CSN Chicago "The blows keep coming for Northwestern. Pat Fitzgerald announced Monday that defensive tackle Sean McEvilly will be lost for the season due to a foot injury similar to the one he suffered last year. Last season, McEvilly's foot injury limited to just five games and three starts. Now another..." August 25

  • Fresno State WR Dillon Root suspended for season opener

    SI - College Football "Fresno State receiver and kick returner Dillon Root has been suspended for the team's Aug. 30 season opener against USC for violating athletic department policy, according to reports. Root switched to receiver in the spring after playing defensive back last season. He also averaged 21.5 yards..." August 25

  • TE Beau Sandland leaves Miami Hurricanes

    Palm Beach Post "The Hurricanes have lost one of the weapons for new quarterback Brad Kaaya. Senior tight end Beau Sandland asked for and was granted permission to transfer, sources told the Post on Monday. Sources said Sandland, who was not at practice Monday morning, wanted to attend college and play..." August 25

  • Banks reinstated by NCAA, but must serve 3-game suspension

    Metro News "The NCAA has reinstated Icky Banks to West Virginia’s football team but the cornerback must serve a three-game suspension to open the season, coach Dana Holgorsen said Monday. MetroNews first reported last week that Banks was being held out of practice while facing an academic situation that..." August 25

  • Former Alabama quarterback Phillip Ely named starter at Toledo

    Alabama.com "Former Alabama quarterback Phillip Ely will start at the same position for Toledo when the Rockets open the season against New Hampshire on Saturday. Ely, a 6-foot-1, 202-pound redshirt junior, won the competition to start. He transferred to Toledo in May of 2013 and sat out last year due to..." August 25

  • West Virginia suspends Ickey Banks for three games

    CBSSports.com "So you're West Virginia and you're coming off a season in which your defense allowed 33.3 points per game, and ranked 97th in the country with a defensive pass efficiency of 140.8. You're also opening the 2014 season with a game against Alabama. And you'll be doing this without your starting..." August 25

  • Report: USC AD Pat Haden hospitalized twice in last two days

    CBSSports.com "USC athletic director Pat Haden was not at USC's annual "Salute To Troy" event on campus Saturday night, and the Los Angeles Times is reporting that Haden has been hospitalized twice in the last two days because he hasn't been feeling well. USC has not issued a comment on Haden's status." August 25

  • Virginia Tech names Michael Brewer starting quarterback

    Sporting News - NCAAF "If Virginia Tech is to bounce back from a couple disappointing seasons by Hokie standards, it'll do it behind a junior transfer quarterback. Coach Frank Beamer announced Saturday that Texas Tech graduate Michael Brewer beat out fifth-year senior Mark Leal for the starting job after a lengthy..." August 23

  • Venric Mark off to West Texas A&M

    ESPN.com "Former Northwestern running back Venric Mark told ESPN on Saturday that he is transferring to West Texas A&M. "This is an hour and half from my mom," Mark said. "It's the best fit." Mark said he was interested in many FBS schools, including Baylor, Houston, Texas State, Oklahoma State, Texas..." August 23

  • NCAA denies Oklahoma's waiver for Dorial Green-Beckham

    CBSSports.com "If Dorial Green-Beckham is ever going to play a game for the Oklahoma Sooners, it won't be this season. The school announced Friday evening that the NCAA had turned down its waiver request to give Green-Beckham eligibility for this season. "The University of Oklahoma has learned that the waiver..." August 23

  • Louisville WR DeVante Parker out indefinitely with foot injury

    NFL.com "Louisville's debut in the ACC might come and go next week without its star wide receiver on the field. Wide receiver DeVante Parker injured his left foot during practice on Friday, the school announced. The severity of the injury is unknown and he will visit a doctor in North Carolina for a..." August 23

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