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Kansas spring game sees starting QB injured, leading rusher suspended

It was quite a disastrous afternoon for the Kansas Jayhawks. Not only was a starting quarterback injured, but two more players were confirmed to be suspended for violations of team rules. Michael Cummings limped off the field with the assistance of the team’s medical staff. He had taken a low hit by safety Michael Glatczak, but…

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Jeff Long says 13th games were factor for CFB Playoff committee

This may not sit too well with some fans in Big 12 country, specifically fans of Baylor or TCU. If there was any doubt how valuable a conference championship game was going to be in the College Football Playoff era, Arkansas athletics director Jeff Long made the message pretty clear; it’s pretty important. Long, who…

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Jim Mora will name starting UCLA QB “whenever kickoff is vs. Virginia”

The UCLA spring drew to a close Saturday afternoon on the west coast. As far as head coach Jim Mora is concerned, there is no need to name a starting quarterback just yet, and he may be letting the competition brew right up until the season’s opening kickoff against Virginia. Earlier this week Mora said “I…

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Urban Meyer was against satellite camps before he was for them

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer may think satellite camps should be outlawed, but do not think for one second he is not going to take advantage of the NCAA rules the same way his coaching brethren at Michigan and Penn State are. Ohio State coaches will be working with coaches at Florida Atlantic this…

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Leah Still scores touchdown at Temple spring game

Leah Still, the daughter of Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still, has already scored the best touchdown of the day among all the spring games being played this afternoon. Still was a special guest at Temple’s spring game today. The Owls invited her to toss the coin before the game, and then gave her a chance…

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UAB linebacker brings helmet to graduation and leaves President Watts hanging

UAB linebacker Derek Slaughter won the crowd at a graduation ceremony this week. The graduating senior brought his UAB football helmet to graduation and held it high as he walked to the stage to accept his diploma from the university. The crowd erupted in support of not just Slaughter, but the entire football program that was…

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Washington’s Chris Petersen has Huskies focused on tackling technique

If there is one thing to take note of as you watch Washington football this fall, pay attention to the technique with which the Huskies tackle. Head coach Chris Petersen has been trying to change the way the fundamentals of tackling are taught and enforced in his second spring with the Huskies. “The game has to…

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Texas A&M’s Kyle Field better than Jerry World, says chancellor

Texas A&M has invested serious money ($485 million) to give Kyle Field a nice facelift over the course of the past two years. When all is completed, Kyle Field will be better than a pair of NFL stadiums in the state of Texas, AT&T Stadium and NRG Stadium. Well, according to Texas A&M chancellor John…

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Boise State’s potential starting QB arrested

I suppose it is time to hit the reset button on that arrest ticker on the side of the page. Boise State quarterback Ryan Finley was reportedly arrested early Saturday morning and charged for a pair of misdemeanor offenses related to alcohol. The Idaho Statesman says Finley was charged for possession of an alcoholic beverage…

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Peyton Manning, Vol for life, donates $3 million to Tennessee

Peyton Manning, whom you may remember from various commercials for MasterCard, Gatorade, Oreo or Papa John’s Pizza*, made a sizable contribution to his alma mater Friday. The former Tennessee Volunteer quarterback donated $3 million back to his school, the funds to be used to support the football program and the Peyton Manning Scholarship Endowment. Not only is…

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