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SEC commish leery of freshman ineligibility

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive says it would be best to wait until after the NCAA’s new initial eligibility standards take effect in 2016 before considering whether to keep freshmen off the field.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 1:32 am

OC Sanford among Notre Dame’s new hires

Notre Dame announced the hirings of Mike Sanford Jr., Autry Denson, Keith Gilmore and Todd Lyght to its coaching staff.

Posted on 2 March 2015 @ 10:35 pm

Ex-Gophers QB Nelson avoids prison time

Former University of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson won’t serve any time in prison for an assault that seriously injured a former Minnesota State football player.

Posted on 2 March 2015 @ 9:13 pm

#VisorToss: Gamecocks’ Spurrier on Twitter

Steve Spurrier, one of the most quotable coaches in the history of college football, immediately generated online buzz Monday by creating a Twitter account.

Posted on 2 March 2015 @ 6:51 pm

Duquesne player Johnson commits suicide

A Duquesne University football player who also played for the University of Florida has killed himself.

Posted on 2 March 2015 @ 4:52 am

UNC starting QB Williams (hip) out for spring

North Carolina starting quarterback Marquise Williams will miss spring practice with a hip injury, the school announced.

Posted on 2 March 2015 @ 2:49 am

A&M coordinator Chavis sues LSU, Aggies

Texas A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis has sued both his former employer, LSU, and his current one over a buyout he claims he doesn’t owe.

Posted on 28 February 2015 @ 11:11 pm


Yahoo Sports - United States

SEC’s Slive leery of making freshman athletes ineligible (Yahoo Sports)

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive says it would be best to wait until after the NCAA’s new initial eligibility standards take effect in 2016 before considering whether to keep freshmen off the field. Slive said in a statement to The Associated Press on Monday that if the goal is to improve graduation rates and grade-point averages, ”we have to remember that each college student has his or her own academic challenges.” ”To put a blanket over these student-athletes with a year on the bench doesn’t address those individual needs to incentivize academic progress. Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany has said he wants his conference to consider making freshmen ineligible in football and men’s basketball, and Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott and Bob Bowlsby have both expressed support for at least examining the possibility. To be immediately eligible for competition, prospective student-athletes must have at least a 2.3 GPA, with a sliding scale tied to SAT scores.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 1:18 am

No jail time for Nelson in assault on ex-football player (Yahoo Sports)

Issac Kolstad and his wife Molly, center, listened as his father, Blaine, right, speaks to the media in Mankato, Minn., Monday, March 2, 2015. At left is Kolstad's mother, Teresa. Former University of Minnesota and Rutgers quarterback Philip Nelson was sentenced Monday to 100 hours of community service for his part in a fight May 11 outside a Mankato nightclub that left Isaac Kolstad with a brain injury. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Glen Stubbe)

Former University of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson apologized in court Monday to a former Minnesota State football player who suffered a serious brain injury in a beating outside a nightclub last year. Nelson, 21, was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and won’t have to serve jail time for his part in the May 11 attack on Isaac Kolstad.


Posted on 2 March 2015 @ 10:05 pm

Kelly adds Sanford, Denson, Lyght, others to Irish staff (Yahoo Sports)

Notr Dame football coach Brian Kelly talks to the media about his 2015 recruiting class in South Bend, Ind. Wednesday Feb. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said he hired Boise State offensive coordinator Mike Sanford to shake things up a bit. ”I think we came to the agreement that we’re going to get somebody in here that it’s going to keep us on our toes, is going to bring that room up to a level that is going to create such synergy and energy on a day-to-day basis that it’s going to make everybody better,” Kelly said Monday during a news conference. Sanford, whose father is head coach at Indiana State and was Notre Dame quarterbacks coach 1996-98, helped Boise State to a 12-2 record last season. Notre Dame was 38th in scoring offense (32.8) and 32nd in total offense (444.9) in going 8-5 last season.


Posted on 2 March 2015 @ 8:30 pm

Gamecocks’ wise-cracking Spurrier starts Twitter account (Yahoo Sports)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Head Ball Coach has new forum for his one-liners: South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier has joined Twitter.

Posted on 2 March 2015 @ 5:46 pm

Duquesne University football player from Florida kills self (Yahoo Sports)

A Duquesne University football player who also played for the University of Florida has killed himself. The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office in Pittsburgh says 22-year-old Chris Johnson died Friday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Johnson was found in a car in Churchill, just east of Pittsburgh. The medical examiner ruled his death a suicide.

Posted on 2 March 2015 @ 2:47 am

Process gets underway to carve up $60 million Sandusky fine (Yahoo Sports)

Now that a settlement has cleared the way for $60 million from Penn State to be spent in Pennsylvania to address child sexual abuse, potential recipients are starting to think about how that money might be put to use. ”There’s certainly a tremendous need,” said Linda Rosenberg, executive director of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. ”In the area of child sexual abuse, I don’t know if there’s ever enough money to help support the need.” The Jan. 16 deal that ended litigation by two state officials against Penn State and the NCAA split up the money, with $12 million being retained by the university and $48 million going to Rosenberg’s agency. Penn State agreed to the $60 million fine in 2012, as part of a consent decree with the NCAA over the university’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

Posted on 1 March 2015 @ 4:09 pm

Mississippi St’s Mullen gets $4M-plus per year for 4 seasons (Yahoo Sports)

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen watches the kicking team practice at Barry University, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 in Miami Shores, Fla. Mississippi State will face Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game on New Year's Eve. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Mississippi State has announced a contract extension for coach Dan Mullen that will pay him more than $4 million per season for the next four years. The school says Mullen will be paid $4 million in 2015 and the average yearly salary of the contract is $4,275,000. Mullen led the Bulldogs to a 10-3 record last season, including a five-week stay at No. 1 in the national rankings. He has a 46-31 overall record at Mississippi State over six seasons, including five trips to bowl games.


Posted on 27 February 2015 @ 3:48 am

New York Times - United States

Columbia Hires Ex-Penn Coach Al Bagnoli, Surprising Its Ivy Peers

Three months after he retired with nine Ivy League titles at Penn, Bagnoli abruptly joined Columbia as its new head football coach.






Posted on 2 March 2015 @ 2:54 am

Sports Briefing | College Football: No N.C.A.A. Penalties for Florida

Florida will not be penalized for impermissible contact with a recruit by Joker Phillips, a former assistant football coach.






Posted on 21 February 2015 @ 5:00 am

Sports Briefing | College Sports: West Virginia on Probation

The N.C.A.A. placed West Virginia’s athletic department on two years’ probation for recruiting violations involving illegal text messages and phone calls in 14 sports.






Posted on 19 February 2015 @ 4:53 am

High School Recruits Think Twice About Signing Letters of Intent

Recruits who sign the letters sometimes find, to their dismay, that the coaches most active in recruiting them have moved on to other jobs.






Posted on 14 February 2015 @ 3:36 am

Sports Briefing | College Football: Playoff Committee Adds Texas Tech Athletic Director as Member

Texas Tech’s athletic director, Kirby Hocutt, was appointed to the College Football Playoff selection committee.






Posted on 10 February 2015 @ 5:12 am

After U.A.B. Program’s Death, Outcry Raises the Possibility of a Quick Resurrection

The University of Alabama at Birmingham announced in December it would no longer field a football team, but the resulting outcry has it rethinking its decision.






Posted on 9 February 2015 @ 2:43 am

Jim Harbaugh, Playing Catch-Up, Snares Recruits for Michigan

Harbaugh had his work cut out for him, inheriting a recruiting class from Brady Hoke that was in shambles and starting with only six verbal commitments.






Posted on 5 February 2015 @ 2:48 am

The Sports Network - United States

NC State extends Doeren

NC State extends Doeren

Posted on 1 January 1970 @ 12:00 am

NCAA puts WVU on probation for 2 years

NCAA puts WVU on probation for 2 years

Posted on 1 January 1970 @ 12:00 am

Oregon gives Helfrich 5-year extension

Oregon gives Helfrich 5-year extension

Posted on 1 January 1970 @ 12:00 am

Central Michigan hires Lions’ Bonamego as coach

Central Michigan hires Lions’ Bonamego as coach

Posted on 1 January 1970 @ 12:00 am

Arkansas gives Bielema raise, extension through 2020

Arkansas gives Bielema raise, extension through 2020

Posted on 1 January 1970 @ 12:00 am

Colorado names Leavitt defensive coordinator

Colorado names Leavitt defensive coordinator

Posted on 1 January 1970 @ 12:00 am

Houston QB O’Korn tweets he will transfer to Michigan

Houston QB O’Korn tweets he will transfer to Michigan

Posted on 1 January 1970 @ 12:00 am


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