JoJo Robinson‘s winding college football road will apparently take him next to Lubbock. Using his Twitter account as a microphone, Robinson announced that, “with a lot of prayer and support,” he has decided to continue his playing career at Texas Tech.  The wide receiver had spent the 2016 season at a junior college, thus making him eligible to play immediately in 2017. Including this season, Robinson will have two years of eligibility remaining. Originally a Florida State verbal, Robinson ultimately flipped to Arkansas to become a four-star member of the Razorbacks’ 2014 recruiting class. He was suspended for one game his first season in Fayetteville after he was arrested for armed robbery after
Author: NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
Posted: June 28, 2017, 12:08 am
Former ESPN broadcaster Brent Musburger sparked his share of controversy over the course of his ESPN career by saying weird things about people in the stands or defending Joe Mixon, who punched a woman in the face. Musburger left ESPN this past year, but he still doesn’t know why people were upset about his comments about A.J. McCarron’s now-wife Katherine Webb during the 2013 BCS national title game. He told “I wish them the best. And AJ, I’m glad that they’re happily married. I hope they live happily ever after. … Katherine remains beautiful, in my opinion.” And continued: “I called a beauty queen beautiful. Give me a break. I mean, come on. That was like, ‘What are you talking
Author: For The Win
Posted: June 27, 2017, 9:39 pm
There were a couple of significant developments in conference realignment you missed last week. If you saw the news at Nebraska Cornhuskers and Kansas Jayhawks , you probably didn't even make the connection. At first glance, the tantalizing statements by former Huskers coach Tom Osborne to Land of 10 could be passed off as stream of consciousness from a wisened icon. Osborne said he knows "people" he has talked to "in the past" who "maybe have some interest" in the Big Ten "as a viable option." Well, duh. I can think of about 50 schools right off the bat that might be interested. Don't forget, Nebraska got the whole realignment ball rolling eight years ago because of its nervousness about the
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: June 27, 2017, 7:49 pm
What's the vibe at A&M as far as how the team is feeling heading into the fall? I think everyone knows that A&M essentially needs to make strides. When they came into the SEC -- the Johnny Manziel years, Kevin Sumlin's first years -- they did incredibly well. What's been frustrating is they did so well and they've never been able to get back to that point where you're hitting a double-digit win total. They've been steady at eight the last few years. I think people are growing restless. It's also worth noting that the levels they're at now, it's not something that they've had recently. Historically, it hasn't been something A&M has been able to attain when you go back over the past 10-12 years.
Author: SportsDay
Posted: June 27, 2017, 7:39 pm
On Nov. 6, 1869, Princeton and Rutgers squared off in the first-ever college football game.  Nearly 148 years later, the powers-that-be in the sport are in the beginning stages of commemorating the momentous event. The National Football Foundation announced in a press release that “[a] group of college football leaders announced plans today to launch a nationwide celebration to commemorate the game’s 150th anniversary.” The group will be headed by Kevin Weiberg, longtime college athletics administrator and former Big 12 Conference commissioner. There are a baker’s dozen other individuals who will be involved in planning the festivities as part of the committee, including the two current athletic
Author: NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
Posted: June 27, 2017, 7:33 pm
The nation's No. 1-ranked running back is leaving his home state for college. Zamir White, No. 14 overall in the Class of 2018, committed to Georgia on Tuesday over North Carolina, Clemson, Ohio State and Alabama in what is another huge win for the Bulldogs on the recruiting trail under Kirby Smart. In picking Georgia, White is following a path taken by top running backs from North Carolina in recent years. Former five-star prospect Keith Marshall and four-star Todd Gurley both signed with the Bulldogs in the 2012 class. Georgia's success in the Tar Heel State in recent classes also includes guard Lamont Gaillard and tight end Jeb Blazevich, both ESPN 300 players in the Class of 2014. White's
Posted: June 27, 2017, 5:55 pm
In the post below this, we noted that Jovani Haskins is officially a member of the West Virginia football program.  T.J. Simmons can say the same as well. After Simmons announced it via social media over this past weekend, WVU has confirmed that the wide receiver has signed a grant-in-aid for the 2017-18 academic year and will continue his collegiate playing career with the Mountaineers.  That continuation won’t happen immediately as, after sitting out the 2017 season to satisfy NCAA transfer bylaws, Simmons will have three years of eligibility remaining with the Mountaineers. Simmons had decided last week to transfer out of the Alabama football program. A three-star member of the Crimson Tide’s
Author: NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
Posted: June 27, 2017, 4:21 pm
That's true. The league has contracts with Fox and ESPN. But that's also true for SEC and Big Ten which have their own channels as well as deal with CBS and ESPN (SEC) and Fox and ESPN (Big Ten). In other words — the Pac-12 make less from its conference channels and from its other TV contracts, too. Murphy-Stephans sounded a bit defensive when she said, "I understand there is frustration, though no athletic director or administrator was ever told the Pac-12 Networks would deliver the same or more revenue than what its peer conferences are currently getting from their networks." That's also true. But athletic directors and administrators were told that they'd make more money than what they've
Author: The Salt Lake Tribune
Posted: June 27, 2017, 4:06 pm
Akron (Ohio) Archbishop Hoban 2019 four-star offensive lineman Nolan Rumler has visited Michigan more than a handful of times throughout the recruiting process, with the Wolverines considered prime contenders for his eventual services.   It was a trip to Ann Arbor this past weekend, however, that opened up his eyes more than before. While Rumler didn't compete against other prospects at the high school Big Man camp held at Michigan Stadium on Saturday, he did get to sit in and watch how both Tim Drevno and Greg Frey coach on any given practice day.  "Seeing the coaches work with guys in person the way they did was real eye-opening to me," Rumler told Wolverine247 following the camp. "The current
Author: Detroit Free Press
Posted: June 27, 2017, 5:23 am
Today Husky coaches received good news when Matteo Mele from Sal Pointe HS, AZ committed to Coach Pete. He is a 4 star recruit, and Scout has him ranked as the 3rd best offensive tackle on the west coast. He picked UW over offers from ASU, Arizona, Oregon, and Oklahoma among the many. Coach Pete sent out the following tweet: Matteo sent out the following tweet:
Author: UW Dawg Pound
Posted: June 27, 2017, 5:00 am
The Fighting Illini landed a verbal commitment 2018 three-star safety Ron Hardge III (FL) on Monday night. Hardge is rated as the No. 1408 overall player in the nation by 247Sports. “First I’d like to thank God for this day, for He is good all the time!!! Next, I would like to thank my family for supporting me throughout this recruiting process. A SPECIAL SHOUT OUT to my Pops/Coach for preparing me to play this game of football. Would also like to thank all the college coaches that saw the ability and potential in me to play at the next level. Thanks to the entire Illinois coaching staff for this opportunity. Special thanks to my High School “Cardinal Gibbons”, high school teachers, coaches and
Author: The Champaign Room
Posted: June 27, 2017, 5:00 am
When Oregon hired Willie Taggart, I have to admit that my first thought was that Oregon was going to stop being, well, Oregon. I wasn’t thinking about the 250 random uniform combinations that Nike provides the Ducks equipment staff; I was thinking about the breakage from the Chip Kelly offensive philosophy that turned Oregon into one of the most lethal offenses in college football. Turns out that my first impression was a little dated. Sure, Taggart’s offensive philosophy originally was rather traditional with a lot of pro-style, West Coast concepts, as it was in his days at Stanford. But then he decided to modernize things, first with the shotgun formation. Once he got his quarterback out from
Author: Corn Nation
Posted: June 27, 2017, 5:00 am
The most recognized annual inter-conference series in college basketball -- the Big Ten/ACC Challenge -- has its tilts set for next season. The 14-game clash between the two leagues now have their dates set, and we've included the calendar updates below.  Now, let's rank the matchups:   : Thursday, Nov. 30 The Spartans qualify as a preseason top-three team, and might in fact have the best player in the sport next season in Miles Bridges. On the other side? Notre Dame has Bonzi Colson, who could compete with Bridges for NPOY honors. If both are First Team All-American selections come March, I wouldn't be surprised. In fact, I'd lean toward it more likely that that happens vs. not. This is a big
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: June 26, 2017, 11:59 pm
Auburn will be forced to go to a backup when it comes to its famed pregame mascot flights. The university announced Monday that’s live eagle mascot, War Eagle VII, has ben grounded for the entire 2017 season.  The university stated that its College of Veterinary Medicine faculty diagnosed the 18-year-old golden eagle with cardiomyopathy, a chronic disease of the heart. The diagnosis was made following what was described as a routine checkup. Below are the comments of the veterinarians in charge of the care of an eagle who has been a part of gamedays on The Plains since 2004. Nova has been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, indicated by an enlarged left ventricle, decreased systolic function and supraventricular
Author: NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
Posted: June 26, 2017, 10:33 pm
More than 20 years after Bo Jackson wrapped up his illustrious Auburn career, another Jackson will be suiting up for the Tigers. Bo’s nephew, Shedrick Jackson, announced Monday that he has committed to play at Auburn. Bo Jackson, the 1985 Heisman Trophy winner, is one of the best athletes to ever play college football.
Author: Dr. Saturday
Posted: June 26, 2017, 5:33 pm
Illinois' newest recruit's highlight video shows him in a hot pink mohawk as as he demonstrates his flashy footwork, sprints up steep city streets and blows away the competition on the track and football field. What makes Bunchie Young, from Los Angeles, especially unusual: He's only 10. Illinois, according to tweets from his trainer, offered the fourth-grader a football scholarship in May. Offensive coordinator Garrick McGee retweeted the tweets and an ESPN article about the offer (per NCAA rules, Illinois cannot comment on unsigned players, and verbal offers and commitments are non-binding). What on Earth, you may ask, does Illinois have to gain by offering a scholarship to prepubescent athlete whose body, interests and talent are likely to change by 2025, when he would be eligible to play?
Author: Chicago Tribune
Posted: June 26, 2017, 5:19 pm
Two Power Five transfer players are officially Florida Gators. Monday, the Gators confirmed that offensive lineman Jake Fruhmorgen and quarterback Malik Zaire have enrolled in classes at the university.  Zaire was given his unconditional release from Notre Dame in late November and, after awaiting the SEC’s tweaking of its graduate transfer policy, confirmed his move to UF earlier this month, while Fruhmorgen left Clemson in mid-January before two months later revealing that Gainesville would serve as his next college football home. As Zaire is coming to the Gators as a grad transfer, he’ll be eligible to play immediately in 2017 and is looked upon as a potential, or even likely starter under
Author: NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
Posted: June 26, 2017, 4:59 pm
Football trash talk has made its way onto social before the LSU vs. Florida matchup in the College World Series final. Just hours before Game 1 of the Tigers and Gators' championship series, Florida's official football account tweeted video of running back Derrius Guice getting stuffed at the goal on the last play of last season's football game in Tiger Stadium. The stop gave Florida a hurricane-delayed win that ultimately kept LSU out the Sugar Bowl. "Games against LSU can come down to just a couple of inches," a portion of the tweet said. On the LSU trash-talking side, former running back Jacob Hester greeted Florida fans on Twitter with video of one of his emphatic runs in the memorable 2007
Author: The Advocate
Posted: June 26, 2017, 4:27 pm staff What if you could go to any game you wanted every week? Would you want to see the best atmosphere, the best matchup, the best players, the most intriguing storylines? It’s up to you. That’s the idea behind our annual Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip and Jake Trotter and Mitch Sherman pick one game per week to attend. We kick off the series with Week 1. Jake Trotter’s pick: West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech The Mountaineers received tremendous news last week with the eligibility clearing of transfer quarterback Will Grier. As a freshman, Grier was terrific, throwing 10 touchdowns to just three interceptions at Florida. And if West Virginia’s spring game was any indication, the Mountaineers
Posted: June 26, 2017, 8:00 am
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