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BYU player reportedly suspended over fan's Vegas photo

BYU announced this week that star linebacker Spencer Hadley has been suspended for five games for violating the school’s honor code.<p>When schools release this type of information, the reason behind the suspension is kept private. But a photo obtained by <i>The Salt Lake Tribune</i> from the University of …

Las Vegas

Isaiah Battle ejected from Clemson-NC State for uppercut punch

Refs tossed the Clemson lineman from Thursday's game for punching an opposing defender.<p>Officials ejected Clemson left tackle Isaiah Battle late in the fourth quarter of Thursday's win over NC State for punching Wolfpack defensive back Jarvis Byrd. With the Tigers trying to milk the clock, Battle …

Penn State Football: Declining Attendance Early Evidence of Impact of Sanctions

The Penn State Nittany Lions will host Kent State on Saturday at Beaver Stadium, a venue that can hold upwards of 108,000 fans. But if recent history is any indication, that number will be a far cry from the actual people in attendance.<p>This week, Audrey Snyder of PennLive.com wrote a terrific …

Alabama RB TJ Yeldon Suspended 1 Quarter for Throat-Slash Gesture vs. Texas A&M

Alabama Crimson Tide star running back T.J. Yeldon has been suspended for the first quarter of Saturday's game against Colorado State for a throat-slashing gesture he made in last week's win over Texas A&M.<p>Marquavius Burnett of <i>The Anniston Star</i> reported the news on Friday, citing a source with …

Oracle keeps New Zealand at bay in America's Cup

SAN FRANCISCO – Maybe Jimmy Spithill isn't delusional after all.<p>Maybe his Team Oracle USA can navigate back from the brink and hold on to the America's Cup.<p>On yet another day of what might have been for Emirates Team New Zealand, Oracle foiled the Kiwis' chance to clinch the cup with the help of …

Sailing

College Football Week 4 Picks: Predictions for Every Saturday Game

Trying to make the Week 4 slate of college football games sound interesting to the common fan is certainly no easy task. Since we’re still a week away from conference play kicking into full gear, this weekend marks a time when many of the top teams in the country will be looking for one last chance …

Here's why Week 4's college football schedule looks bad

Blame bad luck, greedy athletic directors, and the man in the mirror.<p>Do you have any interest in going for a hike this Saturday? Maybe you didn't do enough to build up football season chits with your significant other and he or she has been hinting at an outlet mall run. Or maybe you're thinking …

Some college football fans clearly don't like morning kickoffs

Unless you’re a morning person, noon kickoffs, or 11 a.m. CT, just aren’t very popular for college students and fans.<p>Case in point, only handfuls of fans woke up early to watch their teams play Saturday morning, leaving the rest of their respective stadiums empty.<p>In the case of the Vanderbilt-UMass …

Florida International begs for mercy during humiliating loss to Louisville

It’s one thing to lose: Roughly half of the FBS loses every normal Saturday, discounting those cupcakes games against FCS competition.<p>It’s another thing to lose by 60-plus points, and quite another to lose so badly that you, along with the opposing team, ask for a running clock with about three …

Mario Cristobal

College Football Players Mark Gear in Protest of NCAA

Of all the loathsome, corrupt, exploitative conglomerates in the world of high-profile sports—and there are many—perhaps none holds worse public esteem than the NCAA.<p>And college athletes are sick of it.<p>According to Tom Farrey of ESPN's <i>Outside the Lines</i>, Georgia Tech players made a gesture in …

Bo Pelini met with support, rebuke

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Longtime Nebraska football fans Karen Shelton and Sue Schrader arrived at Memorial Stadium eager to show their support Saturday for …

College Football

This Insane One-Handed Touchdown Is The Catch Of The Year So Far

Wow. Just wow.<p>Toledo and Central Michigan faced off this afternoon in what promised to be a matchup between MAC rivals that you paid zero attention to. Alonzo Russell had other plans.<p>While being held by a Central Michigan defender, the sophomore Toledo receiver reeled in this CRAZY one-handed …

Texas fan hands out burnt orange 'Saban 2014' T-shirts

There’s a Texas fan in Austin selling burnt orange “Saban 2014” T-shirts.<p>There’s also a new website out: saban2014.com, which has a blog and a petition. You can buy one of the T-shirts there, too, for $15.<p>Earlier this week, the Associated Press reported that Nick Saban’s agent Jimmy Sexton talked …

Nick Saban

Texas Beats Kansas State to (Temporarily) Stop Mack Brown's Bleeding

Even through all the turmoil of the past two weeks, Texas coach Mack Brown held firm on one thing, per Daniel Uthman and Jesse Yomtov of <i>USA Today</i>: A Big 12 championship was still within reach.<p>It remains to be seen if the Longhorns can actually make good on that, but they took a big first step …

Chink in the Armor? Tide Look Flat Against Colorado State

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — AJ McCarron wasn't in a talking mood, and it was hard to blame him.<p>On a day when<p>four other Top25 teams put up70 or more pointsagainst cupcake opponents, No.1 Alabama could onlymuster31 against Colorado State. Only24 of those pointscame from the offense.<p>So it was hard to criticize …