December 26, 2012 |
BEFORE THE Bobby Petrino era begins at Western Kentucky, there's a bowl game to play - the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl against Central Michigan. The game at Detroit's Ford Field on Wednesday night is not far from the campus of the Chippewas (6-6). The Hilltoppers (7-5) will be run by Lance Guidry, named interim coach Dec. 8 after Willie Taggert left for South Florida. They are in their first bowl since becoming a top-tier college-football school in 2009. "Even though coach Taggert is gone, the coaches are still here with us," said running back Antonio Andrews, who has run for 1,609 yards and 11 touchdowns.
December 7, 2012 |
IT WAS a night to remember for Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o. The Fighting Irish senior won three major honors Thursday at the College Football Awards show in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Te'o won the Walter Camp national player of the year award, the Maxwell Award as the nation's most outstanding player and the Bednarik Award as the nation's most outstanding defensive player. He already had been awarded the Butkus Award, Bronco Nagurski Trophy and Lombardi Award. Saturday night he is a finalist for the Heisman Trophy.
November 20, 2012 |
CALLING THE MOVE prudent and unprecedented, Miami is self-imposing a second straight postseason ban on its football program because of an NCAA investigation that is expected to eventually lead to stiff sanctions. The decision, announced to players Monday, ends Miami's hopes of winning the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division, securing a berth in the league's overall championship game and any chance for the team to play in the Orange Bowl. "We want to get it fixed," Miami coach Al Golden said.
August 24, 2012 |
TENNESSEE'S Da'Rick Rogers, an all-SEC receiver last year, was suspended indefinitely Thursday for a violation of team rules. Coach Derek Dooley said he doesn't expect Rogers to rejoin the team this season. Rogers had 67 catches for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns last season. In other college football news: * Tyrann Mathieu's father says the former LSU star will not play this season. Tyrone Mathieu tells ESPN his son is focused on working out his personal problems with John Lucas at the Right Step recovery center in Houston.
July 10, 2012 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - They came, they saw, and they sweated. In sauna-like weather, Temple fans spent a few hours Sunday at the Ocean City Music Pier getting autographs and posters and taking photos of the Owls football team. Other than the sweltering heat, and people occasionally walking by wearing Penn State gear, this was a great display of support for the Philadelphia-area's Bowl Championship Series program. "This actually is my first time down here," said Temple quarterback Chris Coyer, a junior from Oak Hill, Va. "It's fun. I really didn't know what to expect.
April 18, 2012 |
THE UNIVERSITY of Arkansas says the former mistress of fired football coach Bobby Petrino has resigned her position with the program. The school announced in a news release Tuesday evening that Jessica Dorrell had stepped down as the football team's student-athlete development coordinator. Athletic director Jeff Long said the decision was mutual and that there are no immediate plans to try to fill the job. The university says Dorrell, 25, will be paid approximately $14,000 to settle "all matters between the parties.
March 13, 2012 |
THE NCAA infractions committee has hit North Carolina's football program with a 1-year postseason ban, a reduction of 15 scholarships and 3 years of probation following an investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct. In a ruling yesterday, the committee said the school was responsible for multiple violations, including academic fraud and a failure to monitor its football program. It also issued a 3-year show-cause penalty for former assistant coach John Blake, who had received personal loans from an NFL agent.
March 8, 2012 |
PENN STATE police said yesterday the "Paternoville" marker has been recovered, about a week after it was taken from outside the university's football stadium. A university spokeswoman said that the sign was found in recent days, that a suspect has been been identified and that charges are expected. Further details were not released. A surveillance camera showed a driver causing about $23,000 in damage to stadium gates, grass and two signs, including the Paternoville marker.
January 24, 2012 |
NAVY WILL announce today it's joining Big East football in 2015, a person with knowledge of the decision said last night. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because an official announcement had not been made. The Big East has been courting Navy, a football independent, for months. But when the Big East added Boise State and San Diego State as football-only members and Houston, SMU and Central Florida as full members in December, the Midshipmen were not ready to get on board.
August 31, 2011 |
The NCAA said yesterday eight Miami football players must sit out games and repay benefits in order to play for the Hurricanes again. Starting quarterback Jacory Harris and four other players will sit out one game and make repayment. Olivier Vernon must miss six games and repay $1,200. Ray Ray Armstrong and Dyron Dye will sit out four games. Marcus Forston, Sean Spence, Adewale Ojomo and Travis Benjamin will sit out one game and make repayment. In other college football news: * The Big 12 board of directors has formed a committee to discuss schools that could replace Texas A&M if the Aggies leave the league as expected.