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NCAAF: Mark Emmert to schools: Resolve the NIL mess or the NCAA will

In a memo sent to more than 1,100 schools Friday, NCAA president Mark Emmert said he will act on impending name, image and likeness (NIL) changes in July but urged schools to pass legislation that will make it legal for players to earn money from their likenesses. The urgency stems from multiple state NIL laws […]

  • NCAAF: CFP leadership to review proposal for 12-team playoff

    A College Football Playoff committee agreed Friday to send a proposal for a 12-team playoff to the full group for discussion. A group tasked with exploring options to expand the current four-team playoff presented its report to the CFP management committee in a meeting in Chicago. Now, the university presidents and chancellors who oversee the […]

  • NCAAF: Miami, Auburn set home-and-home series for 2029-30

    The Miami Hurricanes and Auburn Tigers have scheduled a home-and-home series for the 2029 and 2030 seasons. Auburn will visit Hard Rock Stadium on Sept. 1, 2029, and Miami will visit Jordan-Hare Stadium on Aug. 31, 2030. “We are excited to add Auburn to our future football schedule,” Miami athletic director Blake James said in […]

  • NCAAF: 5-star 2023 RB Reuben Owens decommits from Texas

    Reuben Owens, a five-star running back prospect in the Class of 2023, announced his decommitment from Texas on Thursday. He committed to the Longhorns on Feb. 25 but since received offers from Alabama and Texas Tech. He made unofficial visits to Alabama and LSU this spring. Owens, from El Campo, Texas, said he has not […]

  • NCAAF: No joke: TV host Jimmy Kimmel title sponsor of LA Bowl

    The new LA Bowl has found its title sponsor: late-night television host Jimmy Kimmel. SoFi Stadium and Kimmel agreed to “an unprecedented multi-year partnership” that gives Kimmel the naming rights for the game, according to a news release from the bowl. Financial terms were not disclosed. The inaugural game is scheduled for Dec. 18 at […]

  • NCAAF: Report: NCAA probing possible Arizona State recruiting violations

    The NCAA is investigating the Arizona State football program for reportedly hosting high school prospects during the recent COVID-19 dead period. The precise number of recruits and the exact dates that they may have visited the Tempe, Ariz., campus are not known, per the report Wednesday by The Athletic. The publication said the school’s athletic […]

  • NCAAF: USC, UCLA to have full stadiums this fall

    USC and UCLA have each announced plans to open their football stadiums to 100 percent occupancy this fall in the wake of California announcing a “full-scale” reopening Tuesday. What that means in a sporting sense is all venues in the state can return to full capacity effective immediately, prompting each university’s announcement. A more cautious […]

  • NCAAF: Luke McCaffrey announces transfer to Rice

    Luke McCaffrey is on his third school in three years after announcing his transfer to Rice on Monday. McCaffrey took to social media to announce his decision after leaving Louisville last week. Excited to announce that I will be continuing my athletic and academic career at Rice University! Thank you @mbloom11 and @therealTUI for this […]

  • NCAAF: Former Colorado QB Sam Noyer transfers to Oregon State

    Former Colorado quarterback Sam Noyer announced Friday that he is transferring to Oregon State. It is a homecoming for the senior with one season of eligibility remaining. He was born in Portland and starred at nearby Beaverton High. “I’m home,” Noyer said in a tweet that included a photo of him in an Oregon State […]

  • NCAAF: Virginia Tech LB granted bail on murder charge

    A Virginia Tech linebacker charged in the fatal beating of a Blacksburg, Va., man last month has been released on a $75,000 bond. Freshman Isimemen Etute is facing a second-degree murder charge in the death of Jerry Smith, 40, on May 31. According to authorities, Etute visited Smith’s apartment after making a Tinder match with […]

  • NCAAF: Former Ole Miss LB Jacquez Jones signs with Kentucky

    Former Ole Miss leading tackler Jacquez Jones will stay in the SEC and play for Kentucky in 2021. The 6-foot, 235-pound linebacker has two seasons of eligibility remaining. “We are thrilled to add Jacquez to our team,” Wildcats coach Mark Stoops said Thursday in a news release announcing the signing. “He’s an experienced playmaker who […]

  • NCAAF: Bo Schembechler’s son to speak about father ignoring doctor’s abuse

    Matt Schembechler, the son of Michigan football coaching legend Bo Schembechler, is set to share details of his abuse at the hands of former Michigan team doctor Robert E. Anderson. According to a press release, Matt Schembechler will be joined by two former Michigan players at a press conference Thursday to talk about their experiences […]

  • NCAAF: Alabama schedules series with Boston College

    Alabama has scheduled a home-and-home series with Boston College for the 2031 and 2034 seasons. The Crimson Tide will visit Chestnut Hill, Mass., on Sept. 13, 2031, and the Eagles will come to Tuscaloosa on Sept. 16, 2034. “Our future schedules continue to fill out nicely with quality home-and-home series, many of which present us […]

  • NCAAF: Report: College Football Playoff could expand to 12 teams

    The College Football Playoff could expand from four teams to 12 over an eight-team system, Yahoo Sports reported Tuesday, citing influential stakeholders. Expanding the playoff will be the topic of discussion next month in Chicago when a working group evaluating the topic presents its finding to a committee of influential administrators. In concept, a 12-team […]

  • NCAAF: Highly touted WR commits to Ohio State

    The Ohio State Buckeyes added to a strong recruiting class Monday when wide receiver Kaleb Brown announced that he is joining the Buckeyes. Brown is listed as the No. 2 prospect in Illinois, the No. 6 wideout in the Class of 2022 and the No. 63 overall prospect by 247 Sports’ composite rankings. He chose […]

  • NCAAF: Colorado QB Sam Noyer enters transfer portal

    Colorado starting quarterback Sam Noyer has entered the transfer portal with one year of eligibility remaining. Noyer, who earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors in 2020, informed the school Monday of his decision. Noyer entered the portal after the 2019 season but decided to stay after Karl Dorrell was named the new coach. “I’ve obviously enjoyed my […]

  • NCAAF: Alabama extends Nick Saban’s contract through 2028 season

    Alabama extended Nick Saban’s contract through 2028 on Monday, a deal the coach said would keep him there for the rest of his career. The new agreement extended Saban’s current deal by three seasons and runs through Feb. 28, 2029. His base salary of $8.425 million for the current contract year will increase annually throughout […]

  • NCAAF: Alabama RB Keilan Robinson transferring to Texas

    Former Alabama running back Keilan Robinson is transferring to Texas. The 5-foot-9, 190-pound sophomore opted out of the 2020 season after rushing for 254 yards and two touchdowns in eight games as a true freshman with the Crimson Tide in 2019. Robinson announced his destination on social media on Sunday, posting photos of himself in […]

  • NCAAF: Kansas CB Karon Prunty enters transfer portal

    Kansas sophomore cornerback Karon Prunty announced Sunday he is entering the NCAA transfer portal. Prunty was an All-Big 12 honorable mention selection as a freshman after starting all nine games for the Jayhawks in 2020 and tallying 26 tackles, nine pass breakups and one interception. “First, I would like to thank (Kansas defensive backs) coach […]

  • NCAAF: Northwestern names Derrick Gragg its next AD

    Northwestern named NCAA executive Dr. Derrick Gragg as its new athletic director on Friday. Gragg, the NCAA’s senior vice president for inclusion, education and community engagement, will begin July 1. He previously served as athletic director at Tulsa and Eastern Michigan. “I am thrilled and humbled to join the Northwestern University family at this pivotal […]

  • NCAAF: Jackson State lands Alabama transfer Joshua Lanier

    Former Alabama walk-on wide receiver Joshua Lanier is transferring to Jackson State to play for Deion Sanders. He played in seven games as a senior in 2020, largely on special teams. Lanier said he chose Jackson State, one of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to leave his mark. “I knew it had to be […]

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