ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan has hired former Florida coach Jim McElwain to coach its wide receivers. Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh announced the addition to his staff Tuesday. At Florida, the 55-year-old McElwain became the first coach in SEC history to lead his team to the SEC championship game in each of his first two
LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska never lost its pride for football or, of course, its storied tradition. But as the years mounted in the wait for a first conference title since 1999, chatter about a return to greatness in Lincoln drew dismissive looks from outside the borders of this state. Then at some point over the
The recruitment of Joshua Moore, the No. 45 ranked prospect in the class of 2018, has come to an end. The Under Armour All-America Game wide receiver committed to Texas over Oregon on Sunday after trending to the home-state Longhorns since his Jan. 20 official visit to Austin. Fly High Brother, This is for you️………#Committed
Michigan’s attorney general says he will give an all-encompassing look into how much Michigan State officials knew about claims of sexual abuse by patients of disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar. Outside the Lines investigation has found a pattern of widespread denial, inaction and information suppression of sexual assault and violence allegations by officials ranging from
One of the biggest names in music representation is getting into the business of representing athletes. Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), which represents the likes of Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q and Jay Rock, announced Friday that it is opening up a sports division and its first client will be former LSU running back Derrius Guice.
Atlanta police say a playbook belonging to Alabama defensive line coach Karl Dunbar was stolen just two days before the Crimson Tide played Georgia in the College Football Playoff National Championships Game Presented by AT&T. According to an incident report obtained by ESPN, the theft occured at the Marriott Marquis. An unidentified suspect wearing jeans,
TUCSON, Ariz. — Former Arizona offensive lineman Warner Smith has died after a more than three-year battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 44. The university said Smith died Tuesday. Smith was a four-year starter and senior team captain for Arizona and a two-time All-Pac-10 honoree as a guard. During his career from 1991 to
New Florida State head coach Willie Taggart will retain longtime defensive line coach Odell Haggins, the school announced Tuesday. Haggins played at Florida State, and next season will mark his 25th year as an assistant at his alma mater. In addition to Haggins coaching the line, Taggart also named him an associate head coach. Haggins
ATHENS, Georgia — Georgia linebacker Natrez Patrick remains part of the team, but his status for the College Football Playoff remains in question after he reportedly tested positive for marijuana. He was required to be tested as part of his probation for an earlier marijuana arrest. Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart said Monday that Patrick is
The recruitment of the nation’s top prospect in the class of 2018 will officially come to end an end on Wednesday. Justin Fields, the 6-foot-3, 223-pound Under Armour All-America Game quarterback, committed to Georgia over Florida State the first week in October, and has since been on campus in Athens multiple times, including an official
UCF’s Scott Frost, Georgia’s Kirby Smart and Clemson’s Dabo Swinney are the finalists for The Associated Press Coach of the Year award. The winner will be announced Monday. Frost led the Knights to an unbeaten regular season before taking the Nebraska job. He plans to coach No. 10 UCF in the Peach Bowl against Auburn.
The North Dakota State Bison may be retuning to the FCS title game, but they’ll likely be without three key players after injuries suffered in their semifinal victory Friday. Coach Chris Klieman confirmed on 970 WDAY in Fargo on Saturday that junior cornerbacks Jalen Allison and Jaylaan Wimbush suffered knee injuries in the semifinal, and
Ole Miss received good news on Thursday night when ESPN 300 quarterback Matt Corral announced he was flipping his commitment from Florida to the Rebels. The Long Beach, California, prospect had recently visited Ole Miss and made his decision to switch schools and sign early on Dec. 20. Corral’s recruitment has taken a winding path,
The Texas Tech Red Raiders announced a new two-year contract Thursday for David Gibbs, which will keep the third-year defensive coordinator in Lubbock, Texas, through the 2019 season. Gibbs’ salary will go from $550,000 per year to $650,000. Arizona State reportedly had been interested in adding Gibbs to its staff. Gibbs was connected to the
Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson will not be charged with a crime after being accused of rape earlier this month, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn announced Thursday afternoon. Earlier this month, an Oklahoma University employee filed for a victim’s protection order against Anderson. The protection order alleged that the Sooner running back raped her
Tennessee‘s recruiting class lost two prospects Wednesday, both at the quarterback position. ESPN 300 quarterback Adrian Martinez and three-star Michael Penix both announced they are no longer part of the Vols’ 2018 class. Martinez, a 6-foot-2, 198-pound quarterback from Fresno, California, flopped his commitment from Tennessee to Nebraska. New Huskers coach Scott Frost and quarterbacks
LOS ANGELES — Every time Clay Helton sits at the desk inside his USC office, two of his sanctuaries are in full view. To his left, floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the Trojans’ practice fields. On the wall directly in front of him sits a giant photo of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum littered with cardinal and gold
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Wofford coach Mike Ayers has retired after 30 seasons as the Terriers’ football coach. Ayers, 69, announced his decision Wednesday. He leaves with 207 wins at Wofford, the most in program history. Ayers took the school from NAIA into the NCAA, first in Division II, then stepping into the Football Championship Subdivision.
Arizona State defensive coordinator Phil Bennett will leave the program after coaching against NC State in the Hyundai Sun Bowl later this month. Bennett said he made the decision for personal reasons. He met twice with new Sun Devils coach Herm Edwards, who said in a prepared statement that he hoped Bennett would remain on
On Tuesday, we unveiled the most entertaining bowl games of the year, but that was more team-oriented. Today, we look at the games within the games. Here are some of the most intriguing individual matchups you’ll see in college football over the next few weeks: Clemson defensive line vs. Alabama offensive line: There certainly won’t
James Madison‘s top-ranked team has been led by its defense, but credit the school’s administration for going on the offensive with second-year coach Mike Houston to help counter interest from FBS schools. Athletic director Jeff Bourne announced on Tuesday the university has agreed to a 10-year contract extension with Houston, 46, which will keep him
Jacob Park, Iowa State‘s former starting quarterback, has asked the school for his release, the Des Moines Register reported Monday. Iowa State coach Matt Campbell told the Register the school plans to grant it. Park began this season as Iowa State’s starting quarterback after winning the job late last year over Joel Lanning. He passed
Four-star cornerback Byron Hanspard, the No. 100-ranked prospect in the ESPN 300 Class of 2018, is staying in the Lone Star State. The Under Armour All-America Game selection and son of former Texas Tech All-American running back Byron Hanspard committed to Baylor on Monday over Arkansas, Mississippi State, Colorado, Oregon, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State.
Former Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson announced Monday on Twitter that he plans to transfer to Michigan. Patterson could potentially be eligible to play for the Wolverines next fall because of the NCAA sanctions currently facing his old program. The NCAA said players heading into their senior season with the Rebels would be free to
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Josey Jewell of Iowa has won the Lott IMPACT Trophy as the college defensive player having the biggest influence on his team. The other finalists were Micah Kiser of Virginia, Harrison Phillips of Stanford and Minkah Fitzpatrick of Alabama. Jewell received the award Sunday night from Ronnie Lott at the Pacific
Nebraska‘s recruiting class took a big hit Sunday when ESPN 300 athlete Joshua Moore announced that he was decommitting from the Huskers. Moore is the No. 36-ranked prospect in the 2018 class and was the highest-ranked commitment for Nebraska prior to his decommitment. Moore is the fourth ESPN 300 prospect to decommit from Nebraska since