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Former NCAA executive director Walter Byers dies at 93

Walter Byers, the man who, for better or worse, created the modern NCAA passed away on Wednesday at his home in Emmett, Kan. He was 93. Byers’ son Fritz said the cause was a urinary tract infection that spread to his bloodstream. Byers famously left his post as an assistant sports information director for the Big…

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After year-long study, Auburn won’t claim any more national championships

For years – heck, eons – Alabama’s practice of claiming some, uh, dubious national championships has driven Auburn fans crazy. So much so, in fact, that last year the school launched a study into whether or not it should start claiming some bygone national championships of its own. The results are in, and Auburn will keep…

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American sets kick times for a number of ESPN-broadcasted games

The season is getting ever closer. We crossed the double-digit barrier until FBS opening day this week, and on Wednesday the American announced a number of finalized kick times for games that will be shown on the ESPN family of networks. The bulk of the games are opening weekend tilts, allowing the season to feel…

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Louisville DE Devonte Fields headed to trial for assault charge

It feels like much more than a year has passed since Devonte Fields was set to anchor a TCU defensive front on the Horned Frogs’ quest to rebound from a 4-8 campaign. That all changed last July when the former Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year was accused of pointing a gun at his ex-girlfriend and…

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Former four-star OU QB Justice Hansen to transfer

Justice Hansen, a redshirt freshman Oklahoma quarterback from nearby Edmond, Okla., has announced his intention to transfer before appearing in his first game as a Sooner. The former four-star recruit in the class of 2014 provided a statement to SoonerScoop.com explaining his decision to leave Norman. The site said Hansen will be given permission to transfer without…

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SEC to boost penalties for field rushing violations

There are many things in football that fans love but players and coaches hate. Games marred by excess rain or snow come to mind. But top of the list is field rushing. Rushing the field is one of the many things that separates college football from its professional counterpart. It’s an entirely collegial activity, the…

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UCLA losing DB Jalen Ortiz to transfer

Not surprisingly, we have yet another departure on the transfer train to feature. The latest to see its roster pared is UCLA, Jalen Ortiz announcing Tuesday that he has decided to leave the Bruins and continue his collegiate playing career at an undetermined location.  The cornerback made what was a very gracious announcement on the same social…

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Nine cities bid to host 2018-20 title games

We don’t know yet which cities will play host to the College Football Playoff title games after the one following the 2016 season is played in Glendale, Ariz.  We do know, though, the pool out of which the host cities will be selected. Wednesday, it was revealed that nine cities had placed bids to play hosts…

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Rutgers CB, accomplice netted $20 in alleged armed robbery

Well, Bonnie & Clod, hope it is was worth it. Allegedly. Over the weekend, Rutgers cornerback Darian Dailey, along with another male, was arrested in Florida and charged with robbery with a firearm. According to the victim, it was Dailey’s accomplice, Trazelle Johnson, who pointed what he thought to be a handgun at him. And…

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Amidst controversy, Dabo Swinney cancels planned appearance

Quite the ruckus was kicked up earlier this week when a report surfaced that Dabo Swinney is scheduled to appear June 2 at a fundraiser for the Palmetto Family Council, an organization described as being “dedicated to fighting against equality for the LGBT community and same-sex couples.”  Swinney was greeted by criticism in some corners and…

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