Tennessee head coach Butch Jones high-fives fans along the Vol Walk before his team's NCAA college football game against Arkansas at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

Tennessee Chancellor Jimmy Cheek is ''very confident'' there was ''no inappropriate conduct'' between Volunteers coach Butch Jones and a player. While speaking Thursday to the Board of Trustees, Cheek said there were rumors and misinformation about ''an alleged incident during football practice.'' The chancellor said he and athletic director Dave Hart have ''done our due diligence'' on this matter. Cheek was responding to message board discussions and reports that Jones had a ''physical altercation'' with center Mack Crowder during a preseason practice.

Posted: October 8, 2015, 7:39 pm
Less from Joey Bosa means more for the rest of the Ohio State defense. ''Some teams scheme (Bosa) a lot,'' Lewis said. Bosa, a junior from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has six tackles, three quarterback hurries, 2 1-2 tackles for losses and half a sack this season.
Posted: October 8, 2015, 6:29 pm
Rutgers receiver Leonte Carroo returned to practice Thursday, two days after criminal charges against him were dropped, and said he is well aware of how lucky he is to be back on the football field. Coach Kyle Flood reinstated Carroo on Wednesday, a day after a judge dismissed simple assault charges filed against him when he was accused of attacking a woman he used to date during a fight following a game Sept. 12. There are still simple assault charges pending against the woman and others apparently involved in the fight, including Carroo's girlfriend and mother.
Posted: October 8, 2015, 6:21 pm

Traffic makes its way through floodwaters on Highway 17 North near Awendaw, S.C., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Several sections of Highway 17 are shut down between Charleston and Georgetown. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

South Carolina is moving its home game against LSU to Baton Rouge because of massive flooding around the university. Saturday's game at LSU will start at 3:30 p.m. EST. South Carolina officials wanted to keep the game in Columbia, but said Wednesday that law enforcement who would direct traffic and keep Williams-Brice Stadium safe were needed elsewhere in the area to help clean up from the massive flooding.

Posted: October 7, 2015, 11:47 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The University of Texas says longhorn steer mascot Bevo XIV has a ''life-threatening condition'' and won't travel to Dallas for the team's rivalry game Saturday against No. 10 Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl.
Posted: October 7, 2015, 10:07 pm
University president Michael Benson announced the closing of all Eastern Kentucky campuses for Thursday and Friday so law enforcement can conduct a thorough investigation after it was reported that some graffiti with the threatening words "kill all" was discovered in a bathroom within the student center earlier this week. Georgetown is located approximately 40 miles from Eastern's campus in Richmond, Ky.
Posted: October 7, 2015, 10:06 pm
Former Michigan football player Logan Tuley-Tillman was charged with three felonies Wednesday, nearly a month after the junior offensive tackle was kicked off the team by coach Jim Harbaugh. Tuley-Tillman stood silent as he was arraigned on one count of using a computer to commit a crime and two counts of capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person, according to Ann Arbor District Court records. Tuley-Tillman, who was a highly touted player from Peoria, Illinois, played Sept. 3 in Michigan's season-opening loss at Utah.
Posted: October 7, 2015, 10:00 pm

In this Nov. 22, 2014, photo, Tennessee wide receiver Alton

Tennessee wide receiver Alton ''Pig'' Howard has been dismissed from the team for a violation of unspecified team rules. Volunteers coach Butch Jones announced Howard's dismissal on Wednesday. ''It's unfortunate, but we have to continue to move forward,'' Jones said.

Posted: October 7, 2015, 8:39 pm

West Virginia Mountaineers safety Karl Joseph is pictured before an NCAA college football game between West Virginia and Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

West Virginia safety Karl Joseph will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a right knee injury during practice, coach Dana Holgorsen said Wednesday. Holgorsen said the senior was injured in a non-contact drill Tuesday. ''I am devastated and heartbroken for Karl,'' Holgorsen said in a statement.

Posted: October 7, 2015, 6:05 pm

UCLA linebacker Myles Jack in action against BYU during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Pasadena, Calif. UCLA won 24-23. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

Injured UCLA linebacker Myles Jack has dropped out of school, and he plans to enter the NFL draft next year. UCLA coach Jim Mora expressed trepidation about the injured Jack's decision when he announced it Tuesday.

Posted: October 6, 2015, 8:38 pm
One of the most consistent pieces of Wisconsin’s passing attack, such as it is, will be on the shelf for the foreseeable future. A UW official confirmed to madison.com that Austin Traylor sustained a right-arm injury in Saturday’s loss to Iowa.  As a result, the tight end will be sidelined for the rather broad period […]
Author: John Taylor
Posted: October 8, 2015, 10:26 pm
With each passing day, it appears Miami won’t be able to avoid one of the most talented and productive running backs in the country. Thursday, Dalvin Cook returned to practice for the first time this week.  Cook suffered a hamstring injury in the first quarter of Florida State’s win over Wake Forest this past Saturday, […]
Author: John Taylor
Posted: October 8, 2015, 9:46 pm
It would be an understatement of significant proportions to say that the Minnesota football team is banged up. How banged up?  On his radio show Thursday, head coach Jerry Kill, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported, revealed his team will be down a whopping eight starters for Saturday’s game against Purdue. Kill’s revelation comes one day after he […]
Author: John Taylor
Posted: October 8, 2015, 9:05 pm
A little over two months after getting the boot from Syracuse, Ashton Broyld has found himself a new college football home. Multiple outlets have picked up on the fact that Broyld is now playing for Div. II West Georgia.  Broyld left the Orange listed as a running back, but is playing wide receiver according to […]
Author: John Taylor
Posted: October 8, 2015, 7:33 pm
In the midst of reports that he had a physical altercation with one of his Tennessee players during summer camp this year, Butch Jones labeled the speculation “absolutely ridiculous.” Apparently, his bosses agree with the head coach. At a board meeting Thursday, UT-Knoxville chancellor Jimmy Cheek stated that he and athletic director Dave Hart had […]
Author: John Taylor
Posted: October 8, 2015, 5:47 pm
Michigan played without its leading rusher in Week 5.  The Wolverines are hoping there won’t be a repeat in Week 6. De'Veon Smith sustained a lower-leg injury in the Week 4 win over BYU and didn’t travel with the team for last Saturday’s win over Maryland.  Smith has been practicing with his teammates throughout the […]
Author: John Taylor
Posted: October 8, 2015, 5:21 pm
If one report is accurate, this weekend’s game against Ohio State will be Randy Edsall‘s last at Maryland. Citing multiple sources close to the situation, the 247Sports.com website InsideMDSports.com is reporting that Edsall “is unlikely to survive as Maryland’s football coach” beyond this Saturday’s game against OSU.  The site writes that, “[b]arring an unexpected last-minute […]
Author: John Taylor
Posted: October 8, 2015, 3:24 pm
What’s known is that D.J. Pumphrey will be with his teammates this weekend. What’s unknown is if he’ll join them on the field. The star San Diego State running back sustained a high-ankle sprain in the Week 5 win over Fresno State. Originally, he was expected to be out for a period of 2-4 weeks. […]
Author: John Taylor
Posted: October 8, 2015, 3:11 pm
The once-promising career of a highly-touted 2012 recruit has come to an end. Ole Miss announced in a release that Tee Shepard has decided to leave the Rebels football program and retire from football.  Shepard, who is hearing-impaired, will remain in classes at the Oxford school and finish working on his degree. “While we had […]
Author: John Taylor
Posted: October 8, 2015, 12:58 pm
As the possibility of mass violence becomes more realistic on college campuses across America, so, too do threats of such violence. With that in mind, Eastern Kentucky has announced it has moved its Thursday night home game with Tennessee Tech from its Richmond, Ky., campus to that of Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky. The move comes […]
Author: Zach Barnett
Posted: October 8, 2015, 12:51 am
It makes so much sense now, all of it. Of course Texas would be off to its worst start since 1956 once it can no longer harness the telekinetic power of its iconic mascot. Texas announced Wednesday Bevo XIV will miss Saturday’s Texas-OU bout with what the university is calling a “life-threatening” illness. The 2,100-pound steer […]
Author: Zach Barnett
Posted: October 7, 2015, 11:23 pm
Saturday’s South Carolina-LSU game will take place in Louisiana, not South Carolina. In spite of that, LSU will do everything in its power to make its short-notice guests feel welcome. LSU will sell tickets to its fan base – starting with season-ticket holders and working down the totem pole from there – but donate all […]
Author: Zach Barnett
Posted: October 7, 2015, 10:51 pm
Neutral site kickoff games are a boon to all involved, and a number of cities are moving to join Atlanta, Dallas and Houston to get in on the action. One of those locales is Orlando, playing match-maker with its newly-renovated Citrus Bowl as a cherry on top. Florida State and Ole Miss will open the 2016 […]
Author: Zach Barnett
Posted: October 7, 2015, 9:18 pm
Colorado had already lost one starting inside linebacker to injury.  Now, the Buffs have lost another. Kenneth Olugbode sustained an unspecified leg injury in the Week 5 loss to Oregon. As a result, Olugbode will miss 4-6 weeks. At minimum, Olugbode will miss games against Arizona State, Arizona, Oregon State and UCLA, possibly returning for […]
Author: John Taylor
Posted: October 7, 2015, 8:24 pm
Back on September 10, it was announced that Jim Harbaugh had dismissed Logan Tuley-Tillman for “conduct unacceptable for a Michigan student-athlete.”  Now we know what that unacceptable conduct was.  Allegedly. Wednesday morning, mlive.com is reporting, Tuley-Tillman was charged with three felonies stemming from a Sept. 4 incident in which he’s accused of filming a sex act with […]
Author: John Taylor
Posted: October 7, 2015, 6:52 pm
One of the most talented players on the defensive side of the ball not only in the Big 12 but in the country has seen his season come to an abrupt end. West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen announced Tuesday that Karl Joseph will miss the remainder of the 2015 season because of an injury […]
Author: John Taylor
Posted: October 7, 2015, 5:31 pm
While the news of late has been littered with the exits of two SEC wide receivers, one team from the Big Ten is welcoming back a player who plays the same position. In a press release, Rutgers confirmed that Leonte Carroo has been reinstated to the Scarlet Knights football program.  The release stated that head […]
Author: John Taylor
Posted: October 7, 2015, 5:01 pm
It’s been a bad week for talented SEC wide receivers. On the heels of Auburn giving the boot to D’haquille Williams following an alleged bar rampage, Tennessee announced Wednesday that Pig Howard has been dismissed from Butch Jones‘ football program.  Violations of unspecified team rules was the only explanation offered. Howard had been suspended for the […]
Author: John Taylor
Posted: October 7, 2015, 4:41 pm
Now we (allegedly) know a little more of the rest of the story. Monday night, Auburn announced that star wide receiver D’haquille Williams had been dismissed from the football program.  No reason was given, with head coach Gus Malzahn saying in a statement that “[w]hen individuals fail to meet the expectations of our program, there has to […]
Author: John Taylor
Posted: October 7, 2015, 4:22 pm
A historic weather incident this past weekend will have a significant impact on a college football game this weekend. Even as they tried to work out alternatives earlier in the week, South Carolina officials confirmed in a press release Wednesday that the game against LSU, previously scheduled to be played Saturday in Columbia, will instead […]
Author: John Taylor
Posted: October 7, 2015, 4:08 pm

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