September 5, 2012 |
ALABAMA IS THE new No. 1 in the Associated Press college football poll, moving past Southern California after its resounding victory against Michigan. The Crimson Tide swayed more than enough voters with its 41-14 win Saturday night in Texas to overtake the preseason No. 1 Trojans, who beat Hawaii, 49-10. USC entered that game a 40-point favorite at home. The Tide received 45 first-place votes, up 28 from last week. USC drew 11 first-place votes and No. 3 LSU four. It's the 47th time Alabama has been No. 1, the 16th under coach Nick Saban.
September 4, 2012 |
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Cody Journell kicked a 17-yard field goal in overtime as No. 16 Virginia Tech beat Georgia Tech, 20-17, Monday night. Georgia Tech got the ball first in overtime, but quarterback Tevin Washington threw an interception. Tevin Washington's 10-yard touchdown pass with 44 seconds left in regulation had given the Yellow Jackets a 17-14 lead. The Hokies got runs of 6 and 18 yards on their first two plays from Michael Holmes, before Journell came back out and kept the Hokies from another crushing loss in a big early-season game.
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.
August 19, 2012
A New Orleans television station is reporting that former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu has entered a drug rehabilitation program in Houston since being dismissed from the Tigers. Fox 8 has reported that Mathieu's adoptive father, Tryone Mathieu , said that the 20-year-old star cornerback and punt returner known as the "Honey Badger" has been at the Right Step recovery center and is being counseled by former NBA player John Lucas . The Idaho State Board of Education approved a plan, letting the University of Idaho begin scheduling and playing college football as an independent and exploring membership in the Big Sky Conference.
August 11, 2012 |
BATON ROUGE, La. - Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu was kicked off Louisiana State's football team Friday for breaking an athletic department rule, a blow to the Tigers' national championship hopes three weeks before their season opener. The junior defensive back - nicknamed Honey Badger for his tenacious style, small stature (5-foot-9, 175 pounds), and blond streak of hair - rose from obscurity to become one of college football's biggest stars last season. He was a sleeper Heisman candidate as the Tigers won the Southeastern Conference championship and reached the BCS title game.
August 3, 2012 |
DESPITE ITS lopsided loss to Alabama in last January's BCS national title game, LSU will open the 2012 season ranked No. 1 in at least one poll. LSU sits atop the USA Today Top 25 coaches poll released on Thursday, with Alabama second and Southern California third. LSU received 18 first-place votes, slightly fewer that the 20 first-place votes for the Crimson Tide and 19 first-place votes for the Trojans. Still, the Tigers narrowly had the most overall points in the poll, which awards 25 points for a No. 1 vote down to one point for 25th.
June 11, 2012
Tyler Johnson threw a three-hitter Saturday and allowed just an unearned run as Stony Brook defeated LSU, 3-1, in Baton Rouge, La., to even the NCAA baseball super regional series at one game each. All three Seawolves runs came off LSU starter Kevin Gausman (12-2), taken fourth overall in last week's major-league draft by the Baltimore Orioles. Johnson improved to 12-1, and now Stony Brook (51-13) is one victory from its first College World Series. LSU (47-17)
June 9, 2012
At the NCAA track and field outdoor championships in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday, Oregon's English Gardner (Eastern) won the women's 100-meter dash with a time of 11.10 seconds. Louisiana State's Kimberlyn Duncan was second in 11.16, and her Tiger teammate Semoy Hackett was third at 11.33. Oregon's Brianne Theisen won the heptathlon with 6,440 points. Kansas State's Ryann Krais (Methacton) finished 14th overall with 5,516 points after coming in third in the 800 in 2 minutes, 13.55 seconds.
April 24, 2012
Top Wide Receiver Prospects JUSTIN BLACKMON, OKLA. STATE He's not as explosive as teams might like, but who cares? He's a ball-catcher and pulls in nearly everything tossed in his direction. Blackmon will definitely go in the top 10. KENDALL WRIGHT, BAYLOR A 4.6-second 40-yard dash at the combine didn't seem to match his game film. But he has an assortment of moves off the line, has great in-air body control, and makes up for his lack of size (5-10, 196) with impressive athleticism.