• NCAAF Mike Leach on SEC realignment: ‘Let me handle that’

    Mississippi State coach Mike Leach said realigning the SEC will be a snap when Texas and Oklahoma arrive in 2025. “They oughta let me handle that,” Leach said Tuesday at SEC Media Days in Atlanta. “I’ll have that done by lunch. I think it would be brilliant to let me handle it.” Leach suggested moving […]

  • NCAAF Heisman winner Bryce Young motivated to win the other trophy

    Bryce Young hardly came up empty in 2021. The Alabama quarterback won the Heisman Trophy and guided the Crimson Tide to 13 wins and the national championship game while bagging something in the range of $1 million on Name, Image and Likeness deals. He’ll roll into fall camp as one of the Heisman favorites and […]

  • NCAAF Nick Saban: Alabama players surpass $3M in NIL deals

    Alabama players made more than $3 million in name, image and likeness earnings in 2021, but Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban wants more uniform rules to even the playing field. The Crimson Tide, led by Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young, remain at the center of arguments for stronger policing of the NIL policy that […]

  • NCAAF Nonprofit that backs Texas Tech to include 100 players in NIL deal

    Football players at Texas Tech — 100 of them — can look forward to receiving a $25,000 contract for their name, image and likeness (NIL) rights this season. The Matador Club, a nonprofit collective set up by donors to the university, has announced plans to begin the $2.5 million program of payments to players — […]

  • NCAAF Commish: SEC not planning reactionary expansion

    No plans are being shaped by reconstruction of other conferences, commissioner Greg Sankey said regarding the makeup of the Southeastern Conference. Sankey, who opened SEC Media Days in Atlanta with a press conference on Monday, said there is no conference as strong as the SEC — which is “as strong as ever,” in his opinion. […]

  • NCAAF Lane Kiffin renews criticism of NIL compensation

    Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin did not hesitate to renew his concerns regarding name, image and likeness when he took to the podium at SEC Media Days in Atlanta on Monday. Kiffin originally expressed his grievances with NIL during an interview on National Signing Day in February, making some light-hearted comments regarding the amount of […]

  • NCAAF Deion Sanders to donate half his salary for Jackson State facility upgrades

    Jackson State coach Deion Sanders said Monday he will donate half his salary in order to help complete his program’s football facility renovations before the 2022 season. Sanders, 54, has coached the HBCU since 2020, when he signed a four-year deal that averages $300,000 per year. “I’ll put more than that on it. I’ll put […]

  • NCAAF Four-star RB Justice Haynes chooses Alabama

    Alabama picked up a commitment from four-star Class of 2023 running back Justice Haynes on Sunday. Haynes is ranked No. 50 overall in the class by the 247Sports composite, and the No. 4 running back. The 5-foot-10, 200-pound Haynes hails from Buford, Ga. The Crimson Tide beat out a list of other schools that included […]

  • NCAAF Ohio State adds to recruiting haul with TE Jelani Thurman

    Ohio State landed a commitment Sunday from Jelani Thurman of Georgia, a top 10 tight end in the Class of 2023. The addition of Thurman, ranked No. 9 in the nation by the 247Sports composite, led the Buckeyes to overtake Notre Dame for the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation. Thurman is joining a […]

  • NCAAF UCLA OL Thomas Cole retires, shares mental-health issues

    UCLA offensive lineman Thomas Cole announced his retirement from football because of mental-health struggles. A redshirt freshman, Cole shared in a Twitter post on Saturday that he attempted suicide early this year. He said he has been away from the Bruins’ facility the past six months. “At first I was regretful that I survived my […]

  • NCAAF WR Kayshon Boutte to wear coveted No. 7 at LSU

    LSU wide receiver Kayshon Boutte will wear No. 7 — the jersey reserved for players in the program who excel on the field and inspire teammates off it — in 2022. The school announced Boutte’s selection on Thursday, saying “the No. 7 jersey has become associated with a player who is a dynamic playmaker while […]

  • NCAAF Oregon TE Spencer Webb dies after hitting head in fall

    Oregon tight end Spencer Webb died Wednesday afternoon after falling and hitting his head. He was 22. The accident occurred near Triangle Lake in Lane County, Ore. The Sacramento Bee reported Webb was cliff diving. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office said that when paramedics arrived at the scene, they were unable to revive him. He […]

  • NCAAF Former Michigan coach Gary Moeller dies at 81

    Gary Moeller, a longtime football coach best known for succeeding Bo Schembechler at Michigan, died on Monday. Moeller was 81. A cause of death was not specified. Among his 23 years associated with the Wolverines, Moeller spent five seasons (1990-94) as their head coach. He was also the head coach at Illinois (1977-79) and the […]

  • NCAAF 5-star edge Chandavian Bradley bound for Tennessee

    Chandavian Bradley, a five-star edge rusher in the Class of 2023, committed to Tennessee, giving coach Josh Heupel a top-five national ranking. Bradley, from Platte County (Mo.) High School, is the No. 5 edge rusher and No. 36 overall player in the 247Sports composite rankings. He joins an impressive class that includes four players in […]

  • NCAAF Ohio State has highest-ranked recruiting class after 4-star commits

    Four-star defensive lineman recruit Jason Moore committed Sunday to play college football at Ohio State. Per the 247Sports composite rankings, Moore’s announcement nudged Ohio State past Notre Dame for the highest-rated 2023 recruiting class thus far. Moore, who attends DeMatha Catholic High School in Maryland, is the No. 53 overall recruit and No. 5 defensive […]

  • NCAAF Blue-chip edge rusher Jayden Wayne commits to Miami

    Edge rusher Jayden Wayne, a top-50 prospect in the Class of 2023, committed to Miami. From Washington state, Wayne now plays for IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Miami coach Mario Cristobal, previously the head coach at Oregon, managed to lure him away from the Ducks, as well as his other suitors — Alabama, Georgia, Michigan […]

  • NCAAF Former Vanderbilt star, NFL player Jimmy Williams dies at 43

    Former Vanderbilt star and NFL defensive back/kick returner Jimmy Williams died Friday after an unspecified illness. He was 43. Williams was named an SEC Football Legend in 2013. He played running back, cornerback and returned kickoffs and punts for the Commodores from 1997-2000. Williams is one of three players in Vanderbilt history with both a […]

  • NCAAF 5-star WR Jalen Brown commits to LSU’s 2023 class

    LSU coach Brian Kelly nabbed the first five-star prospect in his 2023 class with the commitment of wide receiver Jalen Brown. Brown, who attends Gulliver Prep in Miami, committed to the Tigers on Friday. He visited LSU, Michigan and Miami in June. Committed 100000% pic.twitter.com/qhgftWz1Ir — Jalen Brown (@Smooth5ive_) July 8, 2022 The 6-foot-1 Kelly […]

  • NCAAF Four-star WR Eugene Wilson III commits to Florida

    Four-star recruit Eugene Wilson III announced Friday he would stay close to home and play his college football at Florida. The Tampa native is listed as an “athlete” and rated No. 147 overall in the Class of 2023 by 247Sports’ composite rankings. A two-way player who plays both wide receiver and defensive back, Wilson is […]

  • NCAAF 5-star QB Dante Moore commits to Oregon

    Five-star quarterback Dante Moore announced his commitment to Oregon on Friday. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound pocket passer from Detroit’s Martin Luther King High is ranked No. 8 overall in the ESPN 300 for the Class of 2023. Moore becomes the highest-ranked commitment to date for new Ducks head coach Dan Lanning, the former Georgia defensive coordinator […]

  • NCAAF Landen Thomas, nation’s top 2024 TE, commits to Georgia

    Five-star prospect Landen Thomas, the No. 1 tight end in the Class of 2024, committed to home-state Georgia on Thursday. The 6-foot-4 Thomas attends Colquitt County High School in Moultrie, Ga., and had offers from nearly three dozen schools, including Alabama, Notre Dame and Ohio State. He announced his decision on Twitter with a simple […]

  • NCAAF Report: Big 12 interested in adding at least four Pac-12 programs

    Big 12 conference officials have their eyes on adding at least four Pac-12 programs, days after the defection of Southern California and UCLA to the Big Ten left the Pac-12 reeling, CBS Sports reported Tuesday. The Big 12 is targeting Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Utah, per the report. The four programs could be natural […]

  • NCAAF Emporia State football player dies in cliff-diving accident

    The Emporia State football team is mourning the loss of a player who died in a cliff-diving accident this weekend. Redshirt freshman wide receiver Brexten Green, 20, died Saturday at Grand Lake in Delaware County, Okla. “It’s a terrible day for Emporia State football and just a devastating loss for the Green family,” said Emporia […]

  • NCAAF Francis Mauigoa, top OT in Class of 2023, commits to Miami

    Francis Mauigoa, considered the best offensive tackle prospect in the Class of 2023, committed to Miami on Monday. The 6-foot-5, 330-pounder from American Samoa is ranked the No. 1 tackle and No. 9 overall prospect by the 247Sports composite. Mauigoa chose the Hurricanes over a list of finalists that included Alabama, Florida, Southern California and […]

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