College Football NEWS ARCHIVE

» Saturday, June 23, 2018

Oklahoma State AD Mike Holder gets 3-year contract extension

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder has received a three-year contract extension, with his annual pay boosted to $950,000.

» Friday, June 22, 2018

UM fan prohibited from social media posts on Missoula woman

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) A University of Montana athletics fan cannot make any more social media posts referring to a woman who started an online petition opposing the re-hiring of football coach Bobby Hauck, a Missoula judge has ruled.

UM fan prohibited from social media posts on Missoula woman

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) A Missoula judge ordered a University of Montana athletics fan not to make any more social media posts about a woman who started an online petition opposing the re-hiring of football coach Bobby Hauck.

» Thursday, June 21, 2018

Clemson’s Swinney not worried despite several QB transfers

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is not concerned about his quarterback spot, even though the once-loaded depth at the position has been cut in half.

Bowlsby: 3 new bowl games in 2020 does not mean more bowls

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says the NCAA approving three new bowls to begin play in 2020 does not guarantee the total number of postseason games will grow.

Wide receiver Demetris Robertson leaving Cal

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Wide receiver Demetris Robertson is leaving California after two years.

Bowlsby: 3 new bowl games in 2020 does not mean more bowls

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says the NCAA approving three new bowls to begin play in 2020 does not guarantee the total number of postseason games will grow.

FCS preseason poll release dates

(STATS) - The announcement of a college football conference's preseason poll tends to set the already growing anticipation for the season ablaze.

» Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Longtime Tennessee broadcaster John Ward dies at 88

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) John Ward, the radio voice of Tennessee football and men's basketball for over three decades, has died. He was 88.

Longtime Tennessee broadcaster John Ward dies at 88

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) John Ward, the radio voice of Tennessee football and men's basketball for over three decades, has died. He was 88.

Longtime Tennessee broadcaster John Ward dies at 88

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) John Ward, the radio voice of Tennessee football and men's basketball for over three decades, has died. He was 88.

Wake adds Villanova to 2020 schedule in series of changes

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest has added Villanova to its 2020 schedule while its game with Tulane that season has been pushed back to 2027.

Jackrabbits to play at Northwestern in 2026

(STATS) - South Dakota State and Northwestern have scheduled a first-ever matchup during the 2026 season.

Villanova, Wake Forest to meet in 2020

(STATS) - Villanova will play at Wake Forest on Sept. 19, 2020, the school announced Wednesday.

Wake adds Villanova to 2020 schedule in series of changes

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest has added Villanova to its 2020 schedule while its game with Tulane that season has been pushed back to 2027.

Vandy’s Reitmaier eligible to play for Commodores this year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt defensive lineman Rutger Reitmaier has received a waiver from the NCAA that enables the Oregon transfer to play for the Commodores this fall.

What FCS conferences are playing each other

(STATS) - Upsets of FBS programs early in the season are huge for the FCS, but the conference matchups are just as important, proving teams will cross intersectional lines and not shy away from facing each other.

» Tuesday, June 19, 2018

SFA suspends Conque, names Byrd interim coach

(STATS) - Stephen F. Austin named Jeff Byrd as its interim coach Tuesday while it investigates whether head coach Clint Conque violated university policy.

Wake Forest adds 2 grad transfer kickers

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest has added two graduate transfer kickers, including one who has spent five years serving a military tour of duty.

3rd ex-Wheaton football player pleads guilty in hazing case

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) A third former member of a Christian college football team in suburban Chicago who faced felony charges in a 2016 hazing incident has pleaded guilty to lesser charges.

Oklahoma approves 5-years, $25 million for Lincoln Riley

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Lincoln Riley got a major raise a year ago based on potential.

Wake Forest adds 2 grad transfer kickers

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest has added two graduate transfer kickers, including one who has spent five years serving a military tour of duty.

Irish LB Coney pleads guilty to marijuana possession

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame senior middle linebacker Te'von Coney pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana Tuesday and was given a year of probation for an incident that happened nearly two years ago.

SFA suspends Conque, names Byrd interim coach

(STATS) - Stephen F. Austin named Jeff Byrd as its interim coach Tuesday while it investigates whether head coach Clint Conque violated university policy.

Tennessee adds Alabama graduate transfer Brandon Kennedy

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has boosted its offensive line by adding Alabama graduate transfer Brandon Kennedy.

Oklahoma approves 5-years, $25 million for Lincoln Riley

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma will pay football coach Lincoln Riley $25 million over the next five years, including $4.8 million this season.

» Monday, June 18, 2018

If NDSU or James Madison isn’t the FCS champ, then who?

(STATS) - Some might say you're living in an alternate universe if you're not picking North Dakota State or James Madison to win the FCS national championship this season.

» Friday, June 15, 2018

NCAA settles CTE lawsuit filed by widow of Texas player

DALLAS (AP) The NCAA settled a lawsuit Friday with the family of a former University of Texas football player that accused the organization of being responsible for his brain injuries and death decades after his playing career.

NCAA settles CTE lawsuit filed by widow of Texas player

DALLAS (AP) The NCAA settled a lawsuit Friday with the family of a former University of Texas football player that accused the organization of being responsible for his brain injuries and death decades after his playing career.

Syracuse QB Rex Culpepper cancer-free; ready to return

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Rex Culpepper is back. The smile on his face said it all.

Syracuse QB Rex Culpepper cancer-free; ready to return

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse quarterback Rex Culpepper is cancer-free.

Florida A&M to open at UCF in 2019

(STATS) - Florida A&M will open the 2019 season against UCF at Spectrum Stadium in Orlando.

School, fatherhood, football connect former Temple teammates

David Hood has been a dad and a college football player and sometimes he had to do both at the same time.

Coaching college player dads takes patience, understanding

Todd Graham has recruited and coached plenty of fathers during his 17 years in college football. Married, unmarried. Engaged, estranged. The relationships between player, mother and child have varied and, therefore, so have the ways Graham has tried to help.

School, fatherhood, football connect former Temple teammates

David Hood has been a dad and a college football player and sometimes he had to do both at the same time.

» Thursday, June 14, 2018

Texas Tech WR Quan Shorts arrested, dismissed from team

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Texas Tech wide receiver Quan Shorts has been kicked off the Red Raiders squad after Lubbock police arrested him on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge.

Wake Forest suspends 2 for 3 games, including top QB Hinton

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest has suspended projected starting quarterback Kendall Hinton and tight end Thomas Cole for the first three games of the season.

Maryland seeks external review in player’s death

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) The University of Maryland has asked an external group to review whether proper protocol was followed in the treatment and care of offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who was hospitalized after a team workout and died two weeks later.

Total defense reflects total dominance in FCS

(STATS) - Coach Chris Klieman of FCS national champion North Dakota State likes to say his team will win regularly if it's only giving up field goals.

Top rusher Isom leaving Salukis

(STATS) - Southern Illinois' leading rusher Daquan Isom is leaving the program, coach Nick Hill said.

Five FCS coaches whose seats are warming

(STATS) - After nearly one-fifth of FCS schools - 24 of 124 - underwent head coaching changes during and after the 2017 season, the turnover should be considerably less this year.

» Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Cal incoming LB Fatilua suffers serious spinal cord injury

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) California incoming freshman linebacker Chris Fatilua has suffered a serious spinal cord injury.

NCAA eases rules on athlete transfers

College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school.

Terps McNair dies after being hospitalized following workout

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Jordan McNair, a University of Maryland football player hospitalized after an organized team workout two weeks ago, has died.

Terps OL McNair dies after collapsing at workout 2 weeks ago

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Jordan McNair, a University of Maryland football player hospitalized after an organized team workout two weeks ago, has died.

NCAA eases rules on athlete transfers

College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school.

NCAA eases rules on athlete transfers

College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school.

NCAA eases rules on athlete transfers

College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school.

» Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Former Colgate TB Jordan Scott dies at 31

HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) Jordan Scott, the all-time leading rusher in Colgate history, has died while on vacation in Thailand.

Colgate football great Scott dies

(STATS) - Colgate is mourning the recent death of all-time leading rusher Jordan Scott.

Iowa TE Noah Fant preps for bigger role in ’18

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Despite setting records last fall, Iowa tight end Noah Fant went largely unnoticed outside of the Big Ten West.

Potential spoilers in FCS conference races

(STATS) - Few foresaw Elon and Monmouth making the FCS playoffs last season after their 2016 campaigns.

» Monday, June 11, 2018

Former Clemson QB Hunter Johnson transfers to Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Former Clemson quarterback and highly touted recruit Hunter Johnson is transferring to Northwestern.

Former Clemson QB Hunter Johnson transfers to Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Former Clemson quarterback and highly touted recruit Hunter Johnson is transferring to Northwestern.

Big Sky has gained from disbanded Great West

(STATS) - The Big Sky Conference is losing North Dakota, but the way the Fighting Hawks helped it become the largest FCS conference has been rewarding.

» Saturday, June 9, 2018

Icon to eyesore: Storied Akron Rubber Bowl awaits demolition

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Billy Graham saved souls there. Karl Wallenda once walked on a tightrope above the gridiron. The Rolling Stones performed there in 1972, getting fans so worked up that a couple dozen got arrested. And there was football. Lots of football.

» Friday, June 8, 2018

Former USC cornerback Jack Jones arrested for burglary

SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) Former USC starting cornerback Jack Jones has been arrested after police say he tried to burglarize a California fast-food restaurant.

Former, current football players sue University of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Nine black former and current University of Minnesota football players who say their rights were violated in a sexual misconduct investigation sued the school on Friday, alleging they are victims of racial and gender discrimination.

Former, current football players sue University of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Nine black former and current University of Minnesota football players who say their rights were violated in a sexual misconduct investigation are suing the school, alleging they're victims of racial and gender discrimination.

Former, current football players sue University of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Nine former and current University of Minnesota football players who say their rights were violated in a sexual misconduct investigation are suing the school, alleging they're victims of racial and gender discrimination.

» Thursday, June 7, 2018

Report: Younger Flacco to transfer to Towson

(STATS) - Another quarterback named Flacco is headed to the Baltimore area.

No indictment 2 Baylor players accused of sexual assault

WACO, Texas (AP) A Texas grand jury has declined to indict two Baylor football players in an alleged sexual assault.

T.O. won’t attend Hall of Fame induction

(STATS) - Don't bring the popcorn.

» Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Ex-Spartan football players avoid jail in sex assault case

LANSING, Mich. (AP) Three former Michigan State University football players accused in the sexual assault of a woman have avoided jail time after pleading guilty.

Texas court reinstates Baylor sex assault conviction

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas' highest criminal appeals court on Wednesday reinstated the 2015 sexual assault conviction of a former Baylor University football player whose case ignited a scandal that engulfed the nation's largest Baptist school.

Ex-Spartan football players avoid jail in sex assault case

LANSING, Mich. (AP) Three former Michigan State University football players accused in the sexual assault of a woman have avoided jail time after pleading guilty.

Texas court reinstates Baylor sex assault conviction

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas' highest criminal appeals court has reinstated the 2015 sexual assault conviction of a former Baylor University football player whose case ignited a scandal that engulfed the nation's largest Baptist school.

Ex-Spartan football players avoid jail in sex assault case

LANSING, Mich. (AP) Three former Michigan State University football players accused in the sexual assault of a woman have avoided jail time after pleading guilty.

FCS playoffs and bowl games? It’s a thought

(STATS) - There are people in the FCS who feel the three-week gap between the playoff semifinals and the national championship is about a week too long.

» Tuesday, June 5, 2018

2nd ex-Wheaton football player pleads guilty in hazing case

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) A second former Wheaton College football player arrested on felony charges after an alleged hazing incident has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery charges.

Oklahoma coach Riley happy QB Murray will put off baseball

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley said he's excited quarterback Kyler Murray will remain with the Sooners in the fall, despite the Oakland A's drafting the outfielder ninth in the Major League Baseball Draft on Monday.

QB Quinten Dormady transfers from Tennessee to Houston

HOUSTON (AP) Former Tennessee quarterback Quinten Dormady has transferred to Houston, where he will be eligible to play this season

QB Quentin Dormady transfers from Tennessee to Houston

HOUSTON (AP) Former Tennessee quarterback Quentin Dormady has transferred to Houston, where he will be eligible to play this season

Northwestern to play Wisconsin at Wrigley Field in 2020

CHICAGO (AP) Northwestern will play Wisconsin at Wrigley Field in 2020.

Colorado State names football facility Canvas Stadium

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) Colorado State has named its on-campus football facility Canvas Stadium as part of a $37.7 million partnership agreement.

Former OSU football player arrested for assaulting officer

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) A former Ohio State and Chicago Bears offensive lineman has been charged with felony assault of a police officer.

Ex-Oklahoma defensive back sentenced to 18 years for robbery

WACO, Texas (AP) A former University of Oklahoma football player has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery in his Texas hometown of Waco.

Former OSU football player arrested for assaulting officer

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) A former Ohio State and Chicago Bears offensive lineman has been charged with felony assault of a police officer.

» Monday, June 4, 2018

Court orders records unsealed in Penn State officials’ case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) A Pennsylvania appeals court on Monday ordered the release of documents sealed in the criminal case against former Penn State administrators over their handling of child sex abuse complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Pac-12 passes rule requiring 6 wins for bowl eligibility

The Pac-12 will require its teams to win at least six regular-season games to play in a bowl, eliminating the opportunity for a 5-7 squad to earn a postseason spot when there are not enough six-win teams nationally to fill the bowls.

Big Sky to bar athletes with history of violence

(STATS) - The Big Sky Conference announced Monday it will prevent individuals with a history of convicted violence to receive athletic-related financial aid or participate on sports teams at its member schools.

Court orders records unsealed in Penn State officials’ case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) A Pennsylvania appeals court on Monday ordered the release of documents sealed in the criminal case against former Penn State administrators over their handling of child sex abuse complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Court orders records unsealed in Penn State officials’ case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) A Pennsylvania appeals court on Monday ordered the release of documents sealed in the criminal case against former Penn State administrators over their handling of child sex abuse complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Pac-12 passes rule requiring 6 wins for bowl eligibility

The Pac-12 will require its teams to win at least six regular-season games to play in a bowl, eliminating the opportunity for a 5-7 squad to earn a postseason spot when there are not enough six-win teams nationally to fill the bowls.

Pac-12 passes rule requiring 6 wins for bowl eligibility

The Pac-12 will require its teams to win at least six regular-season games to play in a bowl game, eliminating the opportunity for a 5-7 squad to earn a postseason spot when there are not enough six-win teams nationally to fill the bowls.

New Virginia AD Williams taking football-first approach

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Carla Williams wasted no time getting to work as Virginia's athletic director.

FCS powers: Reason to worry or not?

(STATS) - That North Dakota State players quickly get back to training within a week or two of winning FCS national titles signifies the need to take every day seriously, whether it's preparation in January or a rivalry game in November.

Carson Palmer, Vince Young 1st-timers on college Hall ballot

NEW YORK (AP) Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer and Vince Young will make their first appearances on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot.

2019 College HOF ballot includes McNair, Amerson, Lucas

(STATS) - Three former FCS award winners were named to the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame ballot on Monday.

Carson Palmer, Vince Young 1st-timers on college Hall ballot

NEW YORK (AP) Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer and Vince Young will make their first appearances on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot.

» Sunday, June 3, 2018

Trial starting in false-rape case involving football players

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A young woman accused of making up rape allegations against two college football players to gain the sympathy of another student she wanted to date is going on trial this week, and claims that she was pressured into confessing are expected to play a key role.

Trial starting in false-rape case involving football players

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A young woman accused of making up rape allegations against two college football players to gain the sympathy of another student she wanted to date is going on trial this week, and claims that she was pressured into confessing are expected to play a key role.

» Saturday, June 2, 2018

AP source: Minnesota QB Viramontes to transfer back to JC

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) One of the candidates to be Minnesota's next quarterback bowed out of the competition before ever playing a game for the Gophers.

AP source: Minnesota QB Viramontes to transfer back to JC

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Minnesota quarterback Vic Viramontes has decided to transfer back to his original junior college before ever playing a game for the Gophers.

» Friday, June 1, 2018

Virginia Tech loses 2 cornerbacks, including Alexander

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Virginia Tech announced cornerback Adonis Alexander is no longer with the team and junior college transfer cornerback Jeremy Webb will miss the season with an Achilles tendon injury.

Utah hires USF AD Harlan to replace retiring Hill

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah has hired South Florida athletic director Mark Harlan as its new AD to replace Chris Hill, who officially retired on Friday after 31 years in the job.

SEC relaxes transfer rules, clearing path for UF’s Jefferson

The Southeastern Conference has relaxed two rules regarding intra-league transfers, clearing the way for former Mississippi receiver Van Jefferson to play at Florida this fall and opening the door for Alabama offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy to be eligible for a rival school this season.

Big 12 reports $365M revenue, increases for 12th year in row

IRVING, Texas (AP) The Big 12 Conference had another record revenue year, and the money is expected to keep increasing in the near future.

SEC relaxes transfer rules, clearing path for UF’s Jefferson

The Southeastern Conference has relaxed a rule regarding intra-league transfers, clearing the way for former Mississippi receiver Van Jefferson to play at Florida this fall.

Big 12 reports $365M revenue, increases for 12th year in row

IRVING, Texas (AP) The Big 12 generated nearly $365 million in revenue for the 2017-18 academic year, marking the 12th consecutive increase for the league.