• Steelers’ doctors clear Jaelen Strong’s wrist

    Pro Football Talk "We noted yesterday that former Arizona State receiver Jaelen Strong would miss Saturday’s medical re-check in Indianapolis, and that he had a visit with the Steelers. As it turned out, Strong’s visit allowed the Steelers’ doctors to give Strong’s injured wrist a thorough check. Adam Schefter of..." April 18

  • 8.6 percent of 2014 Michigan attendance came via free tickets

    CBSSports.com "First things first: paid attendance figures are inflated in countless ways at every conceivable level of American sports. "Announced attendance figure for major sporting event not, in fact, accurate" is a BREAKING NEWS headline on par with "E-mailer claiming to be cash-laden Nigerian prince not,..." April 18

  • Four-star quarterback Devon Modster commits to Arizona Wildcats

    Arizona Republic "At exactly 2:22 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, the Arizona Wildcats reaped the first benefit of their 10-win season and Pac-12 South championship. Four-star quarterback recruit Devon Modster, a class of 2016 recruit, verbally committed to the UA. The Las Flores, California, product took to..." April 17

  • John Swofford says ACC has no plans to move to three divisions

    CBSSports.com "“I think there's some belief that ACC would play three divisions, have two highest-ranked play in postseason,” Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby told CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd last week on the topic of conference championship deregulation. “Really, nobody cares how you determine your champion. It..." April 17

  • Ex-Duke kickoff specialist planning to finish career at Ohio State

    CBSSports.com "Duke kicker Jack Willoughby told the Duke Chronicle that he plans to finish his playing career at Ohio State. Willoughby, a graduate transfer after finishing degree, made an unofficial visit to Columbus on his way to seeing the basketball team play in the Final Four in Indianapolis. "I made..." April 17

  • 4-Star QB Jarrett Guarantano Commits To Tenn in Times Square

    Black Sports Online "2016 Four-star quarterback 4-Star QB Jarrett Guarantano Commits To Tenn in Times Square committed to the Tennessee Vols on Wednesday afternoon, via Bleacher Report in Times Square. Guaranatano, a 6’4″/200 lb pro-style quarterback from Oradell, NJ (Bergen Catholic), is rated by 247Sports as the..." April 16

  • BGSU cornerback arrested for allegedly assaulting woman on campus

    Toledo Blade "Nick Johnson, who last season played for the Bowling Green State University football team, was arrested after allegedly assaulting a woman on campus earlier this month. The university announced today that Johnson, a cornerback who last season earned All-Mid-American Conference second team..." April 16

  • Florida’s Chris Thompson has battery charge dropped

    College Football Talk "Apparently it’s “Take Your Case to Court and Drop It Day” across the SEC East. Following an investigation into a domestic incident involving Florida’s Chris Thompson, the Gainesville Sun wrote, “the State Attorney’s Office has elected not to pursue the case, citing a lack of evidence and the..." April 15

  • Felony theft charges against Vols offensive lineman Coleman Thomas dismissed

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Felony theft charges against Tennessee offensive lineman Coleman Thomas were dismissed Wednesday morning, according to the Knox County Criminal Court Clerk’s Office. Thomas had been accused of stealing an Xbox and three video games from a fellow student’s dorm room and selling those games...." April 15

  • Notre Dame's Brian Kelly will take his QB situation over Ohio State's

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Notre Dame Brian Kelly has a choice to make at quarterback this season. Kelly, however, likes where he's sitting. Maybe too much. According to ESPN, Kelly said said he would take that situation over anybody else in the nation, including defending national champion Ohio State after..." April 15

  • Kentucky QB Drew Barker flattened by punch in EKU dorm

    CBSSports.com "Kentucky plays Eastern Kentucky in Lexington this coming Oct. 3, and usually, an SEC team hosting a nearby FCS opponent wouldn't be reason to expect any out-of-the-ordinary chippiness or frayed tempers. But after the events of this past January, the officials of that game will be on the highest..." April 15

  • Charlie Strong, Kevin Sumlin want to renew Texas-Texas A&M rivalry

    Larry Brown Sports "Charlie Strong and Kevin Sumlin both have a desire to renew the Texas-Texas A&M rivalry on the football field after taking the last three years off. The schools first played against each other in football in 1894 and competed every year from 1915-2011, but they took a break after A&M left the..." April 15

  • Michigan State WR Kings pleads down arrest, admits to littering

    College Football Talk "Michigan State wide receiver Macgarrett Kings, Jr., was arrested in late February on charges of drunken and disorderly conduct and obstructing, resisting, hindering or assaulting a police officer. On Tuesday, Kings plead down his two misdemeanor charges to public littering according to the..." April 15

  • QB Connor Brewer transfers from Arizona to NAU

    Fox Sports Arizona "Northern Arizona head football coach Jerome Souers announced the addition of quarterback Connor Brewer, a transfer from Arizona, to the Lumberjacks roster. Brewer, an all-state and all-area selection while in high school, is eligible to compete for NAU this upcoming fall season. "The most..." April 15

  • Ryan Finley is Boise State front-runner for QB job

    Campus Sports "The Boise State Broncos quarterback competition now has a front-runner, following a strong performance in the spring by Ryan Finley. Boise State coaches said they will wait until spring to name Grant Hedrick’s successor, but Finley’s performance and comments from coaches seem to indicate he is..." April 14

  • Former Cal DE Brennan Scarlett transferring to Stanford

    SI - College Football "Former Cal defensive end Brennan Scarlett is transferring to Stanford, the Cardinal announced on Tuesday. Scarlett is the first player to join Stanford's football team as a graduate transfer. In March, Cal interim athletic director Michael Williams said the school would not block Scarlett's..." April 14

  • Playoff$? Total bowl payouts up $200M, top $500M for first time

    CBSSports.com "Back in the pre-College Football Playoff days, one of the biggest arguments for moving away from the Bowl Championship Series and towards a playoff was that media rights would make the CFP a financial blockbuster. After one season, bowl payout figures reported Tuesday by the Associated Press..." April 14

  • NCAA says release of Todd McNair documents led to 'violent threats'

    Los Angeles Times "Some members of the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions received “violent threats” following the release last month of almost 500 pages of documents in former USC running backs coach Todd McNair’s lawsuit against the organization, according to court records. The mention came in a footnote in the..." April 14

  • Gators announce playing career of Rod Johnson is over

    College Football Talk "Unfortunately for both the player and the football program, their worst fears have been confirmed. Tuesday afternoon, Florida announced that the playing career of offensive lineman Rod Johnson has come to an end. The announcement came one day after Johnson met with doctors to get a final..." April 14

  • Arkansas Sent A Recruit’s Girlfriend 15 Letters In The Mail

    College Spun "In this day and age, college football programs are often willing to do whatever they need to do to secure the services of top prospects. And every year, schools devise new methods that they believe will help convince players to play for their program over the dozens of others offering similar..." April 14

  • Ohio State extends Urban Meyer through 2020 at average of $6.5 million per season

    Fox Sports - College Football "Ohio State has extended Urban Meyer's contract through the 2020 season and will make him the highest-paid coach in the Big Ten. Under his old deal he would've been paid $4.9 million for 2015. Now, Meyer -- who led the Buckeyes to the national title three months ago -- will make $5.8 million in..." April 14

  • Former South Florida QB Mike White says he's going to Western Kentucky

    Yahoo! Sports "Former South Florida quarterback Mike White has found a new place to play — Western Kentucky. White, who was granted his release from USF on March 31, announced his decision on Twitter. White will have to sit out a season, but would still have two years of eligibility remaining. That’s..." April 14

  • College Football Analyst Lou Holtz Is Out At ESPN

    College Spun "Saturday College Football Final is going to have a much different cast in 2015. Earlier this year, ESPN announced that Rece Davis would be leaving the program to take over hosting duties on College GameDay from Chris Fowler. Now, via SI’s Richard Deitsch, we’re learning that legendary coach Lou..." April 13

  • Florida OT Rod Johnson’s injury may be career-ending

    College Football Talk "As it turns out, the “pretty big blow” sustained by Florida’s offensive line could be much worse than originally thought. Earlier this month, it was confirmed that right tackle Rod Johnson would be out indefinitely with a stinger-type injury. There were also indications that a previous issue in..." April 13

  • Urban Meyer breaks down who's in the lead for Ohio State's open starting jobs

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With so much attention being paid to Ohio State's quarterback battle, it might be easy to forget that the Buckeyes are looking to fill other holes after last year's National Championship. Meyer won't decide on a new quarterback this spring. He can't. J.T. Barrett and Braxton Miller aren't..." April 13

  • 4-Star TE Kaden Smith Commits To Stanford

    College Spun "Four-star prospect Kaden Smith, the No. 2 tight end in the country according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, committed to Stanford moments ago.The Flower Mound (Tex.) Marcus H.S. product announced his decision via Twitter. " April 13

  • Paul Rhoads' son one of two Iowa State players arrested

    CBSSports.com "Two Iowa State players were arrested late Saturday night, including the son of Cyclones coach Paul Rhoads. The Des Moines Register reported Sunday that sophomore wide receiver Jake Rhoads and sophomore defensive lineman Terry Ayeni were booked in separate incidents less than 12 hours after the..." April 12

  • Georgia State to receive $2.55 million from future games with Alabama, Auburn

    College Football Talk "Georgia State has a long way to go to compete with a number of high-profile programs, so for now cashing checks from those big time football powers is the only way to go. Georgia State has added a pair of SEC foes to the future schedules, with a nice guaranteed check attached to each. According..." April 11

  • Gophers hope no-huddle approach will jump-start offense

    Fox Sports North "They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but what about a longtime football coach? Gophers head coach Jerry Kill has installed some no-huddle offense into his team's game plan this spring. It's not something Minnesota did much of in Kill's first four seasons, but the Gophers are evolving..." April 11

  • Report: UNLV considering building football stadium near the Strip

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "The UNLV Foundation, the university’s nonprofit fundraising arm, has entered a deal with Wells Fargo to buy a 42-acre site at Koval Lane and Tropicana Avenue for $50 million for a potential football stadium or other uses. The UNLV Foundation won’t actually close on the land deal but instead..." April 10

  • Five-star Florida State recruit Malik Henry will enroll early

    Sporting News - NCAAF "One member of Florida State's top-rated recruiting class will arrive in Tallahassee early. Five-star quarterback recruit Malik Henry told Bleacher Report that he plans to be an early enrollee for the Seminoles. "I'm graduating early, so in a few months, I'll officially be a Seminole," said..." April 10

  • Columbus DeSales DB closing in on MSU offer

    Detroit Free Press "One of the top prospects in Ohio for the class of 2016 is Columbus DeSales cornerback prospect Austin Andrews. He is ranked three-star recruit and the No. 52 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com. He is also rated the No. 25 player in talent-laden Ohio for his class. He holds close to 20..." April 10

  • Former Arizona, Texas QB Connor Brewer transferring to Northern Arizona

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Connor Brewer says he is headed to Northern Arizona. Brewer, a four-star recruit in the 2012 class who started his career at Texas and spent the last two seasons at Arizona, announced his intent to transfer from UA in January. On Thursday, he announced on his Instagram account that he’ll finish..." April 10

  • Michigan formally announces addition of Jake Rudock

    College Football Talk "The worst kept secret in college football this spring is no longer a secret. Michigan has announced the addition of former Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock to its roster. “I am excited for Jake to get here and compete with the quarterbacks that we already have in the program,” said Michigan passing..." April 10

  • Florida WR Chris Thompson facing simple battery charges

    CBSSports.com "Florida wide receiver Chris Thompson has missed a few spring practices as the team gets ready for the Orange and Blue Debut on Saturday. On Thursday, Jim McElwain confirmed that Thompson had been "excused" from team activities until he is through dealing with a legal matter. According to the..." April 09

  • OSU QB Braxton Miller reinstated by NCAA after Instagram post

    CBSSports.com "Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller found himself caught in the tangled web of NCAA compliance after posting a photo on Instagram with a trainer and a table full of AdvoCare products. The NCAA did determine Miller's photo was a minor violation of NCAA rules, but the Buckeyes quarterback has..." April 09

  • TCU's Patterson criticizes CFP selection committee about being left out

    CBSSports.com "Gary Patterson and TCU have been quiet, even classy, in accepting their College Football Playoff fate four months ago. That changed a bit on Wednesday. Speaking to a small group of reporters, TCU's coach criticized the process after being left out of the first playoff. Specifically, the Horned..." April 09

  • Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough proclaims his knee surgery a success

    College Football Talk "The latest in the Bo Scarbrough Chronicles saw the Alabama running back Tweeting Sunday he was set to undergo surgery on a knee he injured during a Friday scrimmage. Scarbrough went under the knife Tuesday, proclaiming the surgery to repair his torn ACL a success. (Although, if you stop and..." April 09

  • Southfield RB Matt Falcon commits to UM

    Detroit News "Matt Falcon, a running back at Southfield High, committed to play for Michigan on Wednesday, confirming his decision in a post on Twitter. He will join the 2016 freshman class. The 6-foot-1, 210-pounder is rated four stars by various recruiting services" April 09

  • Depositions further complicate Oklahoma State lawsuit against Texas coach

    Sporting News - NCAAF "After interviewing Texas coach Charlie Strong and two of his assistants, Oklahoma State is no closer to determining whether its former offensive line coach and current Texas offensive coordinator Joe Wickline owes the university $600,000. Oklahoma State has filed a lawsuit contending Wickline’s..." April 09

  • NCAA rules ex-homeless Baylor RB Silas Nacita permanently ineligible

    Bleacher Report "Editor's note: According to former Baylor running back Silas Nacita, a school compliance official met with him on February 24 and informed the formerly homeless walk-on that he would no longer be a part of the Baylor football program, pending a full investigation, because he accepted improper..." April 08

  • West Virginia player tased, arrested after hitting police officer in head

    Sporting News - NCAAF "A West Virginia defensive lineman had to be subdued with a Taser after hitting a police officer who was trying to break up a disturbance at a Morgantown bar. Kyle Rose was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, obstructing an officer and battery..." April 08

  • Ohio State’s Cardale Jones Is “Significantly” Better Than He Was At End Of Season

    College Spun "Cardale Jones started three games for Ohio State in 2014: the Big Ten Championship Game, the Sugar Bowl and the College Football Playoff national title contest. His stats in those games: Big Ten Championship Game vs. Wisconsin: 257 passing yards, three TDs. Sugar Bowl vs. Alabama: 243..." April 08

  • Illinois' leading receiver suffers torn ACL in practice

    CBSSports.com "Illinois' leading receiver, Mike Dudek, suffered a torn ACL during practice on Wednesday morning. “This is very disappointing for Mikey, his family and our football program,” said Illinois coach Tim Beckman in a release. “He'll have the knee surgically repaired as soon as possible and the..." April 08

  • Ole Miss player: stepdad was man shot, killed by S. Carolina police

    College Football Talk "A tragic situation in South Carolina, as it turns out, apparently has a connection to the world of college football. Saturday morning, a white North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer shot and killed a 50-year-old black man following a traffic stop. A cellphone video of the shooting..." April 08

  • Cyclone LB Luke Knott suffers setback; football future in doubt

    Des Moines Register "Iowa State linebacker Luke Knott's football career is on hold. Cyclones football coach Paul Rhoads said Tuesday that Knott's career is in jeopardy after he suffered a setback from offseason work done on his injured left hip. "I think everything's on the table right now," Rhoads said..." April 08

  • NFL Teams Have Inquired About Jimbo Fisher

    Sportsnaut "As one of the most successful college football coaches in the land, it’s not a surprise that Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher has received some inquiries about jumping to the NFL. Appearing on NBC Sports Radio’s PFT Live on Tuesday, Fisher confirmed that he has received some interest. I’ve had..." April 08

  • Keith Marshall back in action for UGA

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia running backs coach Thomas Brown said last week that he hoped tailback Keith Marshall would return to action before the end of spring practice, and he got his wish Tuesday. Sidelined since March 26 with a hamstring injury, Marshall fully participated in practice, exchanging the green..." April 08

  • UM commit Peters undaunted by QB competition

    Detroit News "Jim Harbaugh received his first three commitments of the 2016 class in the span of a few days, as Avon (Ind.) quarterback Brandon Peters committed on Friday, the night before the team's annual spring game; Farmington linebacker-fullback David Reese gave his word to be a Wolverine on Saturday just..." April 08

  • Reports: Jamel Dean to leave Ohio State

    Land-Grant Holy Land "Though he entered Columbus an early enrollee with high hopes, Jamel Dean's Ohio State career sounds like it unfortunately will end before it ever really gets a chance to start. As first reported by 11W, Dean was unable to get clearance from OSU's medical team and will subsequently leave the..." April 08