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Stanford, Cal ready for cross-country flights this football season in their new ACC home

Stanford, Cal ready for cross-country flights this football season in their new ACC home

Aaron Beard, Associated Press  |  Posted July 23 - 4:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

Stanford and California are ready for the challenges that will come with cross-country travel for football games in their new Atlantic Coast Conference home this fall. The schools join SMU as new arrivals to the league. They landed in the ACC after the Pac-12 disintegrated as a power conference with teams leaving for other leagues. Cal quarterback Fernando Mendoza called it a "scary" time while Stanford quarterback Ashton Daniels called it "unsettling." The plan for the ACC west-coast members is to travel a day earlier for those road games for extra time to prepare in the new time zone.
Defending national champ Michigan, Ohio State dominate Big Ten's top preseason position honors

Defending national champ Michigan, Ohio State dominate Big Ten's top preseason position honors

Phillip B. Wilson, Associated Press  |  Updated July 23 - 4:20 p.m.  |  Save Story

Defending national champion Michigan and 2023 East Division runner-up Ohio State dominated the Big Ten preseason, claiming a total of seven of the 12 top positional honors. A media panel selected the players. It was announced Tuesday as the first of three days of the league's media days began in Indianapolis. Ohio State safety Caleb Downs, receiver Emeka Egbuka, running back TreVeyon Henderson and defensive end JT Tuimoloau joined Michigan defensive tackle Mason Graham, defensive back Will Johnson and tight end Colston Loveland on the list. Dillon Gabriel, who left Oklahoma for Oregon, was named the league's top quarterback.
After 3 straight losses to Michigan, Ohio State coach Ryan Day finds himself on hot seat

After 3 straight losses to Michigan, Ohio State coach Ryan Day finds himself on hot seat

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted July 23 - 4:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

and beating Michigan is the No. 1 goal every season.
Have You Seen This? Idaho, Idaho State to play annually for 19.4-pound wooden potato

Have You Seen This? Idaho, Idaho State to play annually for 19.4-pound wooden potato

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 23 - 3:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Gem State is going spuds up for the top in-conference college football rivalry in Idaho.
Defending champion Liberty is the favorite to win Conference USA in the preseason media poll

Defending champion Liberty is the favorite to win Conference USA in the preseason media poll

The Associated Press  |  Updated July 23 - 2:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

Liberty is favored to repeat as Conference USA champion, with Western Kentucky and Jacksonville State picked behind the Flames in a poll of media members who cover the league. The Flames received 18 of 20 first-place votes and return 15 starters from the team that finished 13-1. WKU received the two remaining first-place votes and is projected to meet Liberty in the conference championship game. Jacksonville State was 9-4 in its first season in the conference. Completing the predicted order of finish are Middle Tennessee State, New Mexico State, Sam Houston State, Louisiana Tech, Florida International, UTEP and Kennesaw State.
High school star Edwards among South Carolina newbies seeking a place with defending national champs

High school star Edwards among South Carolina newbies seeking a place with defending national champs

Pete Iacobelli, Associated Press  |  Posted July 23 - 2:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

South Carolina freshman Joyce Edwards might have the most difficult basketball challenge she has ever faced in finding a role among the deep, talented defending national champions. Edwards is a 6-foot-3 forward who was co-MVP at the McDonald's All-American game and led the U.S. U18 team to a FIBA AmeriCup title last month. But Edwards has her mind set on working hard and learning each day instead of what she can achieve this season. Edwards is considered the next in a long line of talented post players for coach Dawn Staley's team that has included A'ja Wilson, Aliyah Boston and Kamilla Cardoso.
McMillon still leans on wrestling experience in roaming the secondary for Pittsburgh

McMillon still leans on wrestling experience in roaming the secondary for Pittsburgh

Aaron Beard, Associated Press  |  Posted July 23 - 2:09 p.m.  |  Save Story

Pittsburgh safety Donovan McMillon said his experience as a wrestler still impacts how he plays football. McMillon led Pitt with 105 tackles last season, the most for a Pitt defender since 2015. He compared tackling in 1-on-1 situations to using angles and getting leverage while tussling with a foe on the wrestling mat. McMillon started wrestling when he was 5 and was a high-school standout. He started his college career at Florida before returning to his home state to play for the Panthers.
Women's Basketball Invitation Tournament is returning to Indianapolis for semifinals and title game

Women's Basketball Invitation Tournament is returning to Indianapolis for semifinals and title game

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 23 - 11:37 a.m.  |  Save Story

The NCAA has announced the semifinals and championship game of the Women's Basketball Invitation Tournament will return to Indianapolis in 2025. The games will be played in Hinkle Fieldhouse on the Butler campus. The semifinals are March 31 and the title game April 2. First- and second-round games and quarterfinals will continue to be played at campus sites. The NCAA created the 32-team WBIT as part of its response to an independent 2021 gender-equity report that found there were longstanding disparities between men's and women's postseason opportunities. Illinois won the inaugural tournament, beating Villanova 71-57 in March.
How college sports video games became the entry point to dismantle the NCAA's amateurism rules

How college sports video games became the entry point to dismantle the NCAA's amateurism rules

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Posted July 23 - 11:28 a.m.  |  Save Story

More than a decade ago, college sports video games were identified as an entry point to challenge NCAA rules that prevented college athletes from being compensated. The lawsuits led to the games going away as the NCAA and college sports leaders tried to defend amateurism. Now the games are back. And not only can college athletes be compensated for being included in the games, a model is in the works that will allow schools to share millions in revenue with them.
Memphis tabbed as American Athletic Conference favorite ahead of UTSA and Tulane

Memphis tabbed as American Athletic Conference favorite ahead of UTSA and Tulane

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 23 - 10:40 a.m.  |  Save Story

Memphis has been tabbed as the preseason favorite in the American Athletic Conference after a vote of media who cover the league. The preseason poll was released Tuesday during the league's kickoff event in Texas involving coaches and players from all 14 teams. The Tigers got 23 of 30 first-place votes, picked ahead of UTSA with four first-place votes and 2023 runner-up Tulane that was first on two ballots. South Florida was fourth and AAC newcomer Army fifth while getting the final first-place vote.
Patrick Kinahan: BYU, Utah face different questions at quarterback

Patrick Kinahan: BYU, Utah face different questions at quarterback

Patrick Kinahan for KSL.com  |  Posted July 23 - 10:27 a.m.  |  Save Story

BYU and Utah open football training camps next week with similar concerns for different reasons at the game's most important position.
Life-changing month for James Corrigan finds BYU star taking 'Steeplechase U' to Olympics

Life-changing month for James Corrigan finds BYU star taking 'Steeplechase U' to Olympics

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 23 - 9:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

For BYU cross country and track and field standout James Corrigan, the weeks leading up to and surrounding his marriage in early July changed his life.
Here's a list of athletes with ties to Utah competing in the Summer Olympics in Paris

Here's a list of athletes with ties to Utah competing in the Summer Olympics in Paris

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 22 - 6:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

As Utah's Olympic delegation prepared to board a flight for Paris, their minds couldn't help but drift to 10 years in the future when an Olympic bid will mean a short drive instead of a transcontinental flight.
ACC's Phillips touts financial gains, intent to fight lawsuits in assertive stance for the future

ACC's Phillips touts financial gains, intent to fight lawsuits in assertive stance for the future

Aaron Beard, Associated Press  |  Updated July 22 - 5:15 p.m.  |  Save Story

Commissioner Jim Phillips was eager to tout the financial gains of the Atlantic Coast Conference as it enters the 2024 season. He also said the league would fight "as long as it takes" against lawsuits from member schools Florida state and Clemson over the league's ability to charge hundreds of millions of dollars for leaving the league. Phillips told The Associated Press that the league is "better than the narrative that it's geting right now." That comes as the league adds California, Stanford and SMU in expansion for this fall.
SMU embracing challenge of 'moving up in weight class' and joining Atlantic Coast Conference

SMU embracing challenge of 'moving up in weight class' and joining Atlantic Coast Conference

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted July 22 - 3:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

Coach Rhett Lashlee isn't naive about the huge challenge facing Southern Methodist as his team transitions to the Atlantic Coast Conference this season. But that hasn't dampened his level of optimism. He called it a jump, like moving up in weight class. Lashlee also said it will allow the Mustangs an opportunity to see where their program stands. SMU is coming off an 11-3 season and an American Athletic Conference championship win over Tulane, earning a trip to the Fenway Bowl. But Lashlee acknowledged that facing an elite level of competition "week in and week out" will be this team's biggest challenge.
Michigan's accused sign-stealing ex-staffer Connor Stalions is subject of upcoming show on Netflix

Michigan's accused sign-stealing ex-staffer Connor Stalions is subject of upcoming show on Netflix

The Associated Press  |  Updated July 22 - 2:59 p.m.  |  Save Story

Connor Stalions is set to share his side of the story from an alleged sign-stealing scheme within Michigan's football team before the Wolverines went on to win the national championship. Netflix announced Monday that the fourth season of "Untold" will include "Sign Stealer" on Aug. 27, when Stalions breaks his silence on the scandal that shook college football. Stalions was on coach Jim Harbaugh's staff until resigning in November, accused of purchasing tickets to scout future opponents and sending people to those games to digitally record teams signaling in their plays.
Wisconsin becomes 16th Big Ten school to sell alcohol in general seating areas at football games

Wisconsin becomes 16th Big Ten school to sell alcohol in general seating areas at football games

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 22 - 1:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

Wisconsin will begin selling alcohol in general seating areas at Camp Randall Stadium this season. The university's decision leaves Nebraska and Northwestern as the only two schools who aren't allowing general seating alcohol sales in the now 18-team Big Ten. Wisconsin will also allow alcohol to be sold at UW Field House, home to the women's volleyball and men's wrestling teams. It was already available at Kohl Center and LaBahn Arena. The alcohol sales begin with the home opener against Western Michigan on Friday, Aug. 30.
Illinois hires former UTEP coach Dana Dimel as a senior offensive assistant

Illinois hires former UTEP coach Dana Dimel as a senior offensive assistant

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 22 - 1:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Former UTEP coach Dana Dimel has been hired as a senior offensive assistant at Illinois. Dimel was UTEP's coach from 2018-23 and previously was coach at Wyoming and Houston. The Miners were 5-26 over Dimel's first three seasons in El Paso and went 7-6 and played in the New Mexico Bowl in 2021. He was fired last November after back-to-back losing seasons. Dimel also has had three stints as an assistant at Kansas State and also worked at Arizona.
LSU cornerback Javien Toviano arrested on accusation of video voyeurism, authorities say

LSU cornerback Javien Toviano arrested on accusation of video voyeurism, authorities say

The Associated Press  |  Updated July 21 - 4:59 p.m.  |  Save Story

Authorities say LSU sophomore cornerback Javien Toviano has turned himself in to officials on charges of video voyeurism. The East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's office said the 19-year-old from Arlington, Texas, is accused of recording himself having sex with a woman without her consent. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports Toviano admitted using a hidden camera to record sexual encounters. LSU says the football player has been suspended from all team activities. The school said it would have no further comment. It was unknown if Toviano has an attorney who could speak on his behalf after turning himself in Sunday.
Utah State football player dies in an apparent drowning at reservoir

Utah State football player dies in an apparent drowning at reservoir

The Associated Press  |  Updated July 21 - 8:54 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah State says cornerback Andre Seldon Jr. has died in an apparent drowning at Porcupine Reservoir. The Cache County Sheriff's Office says a search began Saturday afternoon after callers reported that a young man seen diving from cliffs at the reservoir did not resurface. His body was recovered by a dive team at around 9:05 p.m. Seldon joined the Utah State football program this summer after transferring from New Mexico State, where he played the past two seasons under Nate Dreiling, Utah State's interim head coach and defensive coordinator. Dreiling called Seldon "an incredible person and teammate."
Utah State says Blake Anderson fired for interviewing potential victim after Aggies player's arrest

Utah State says Blake Anderson fired for interviewing potential victim after Aggies player's arrest

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Updated July 20 - 12:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah State's termination letter to Blake Anderson says he was fired for contacting a potential domestic violence victim and a witness to the incident after an Aggies football player was arrested, and failing to properly report the case. The final report of the review of Anderson's actions commissioned by Utah State and the termination letter were obtained by The Associated Press through an open records request. Anderson's response to the school's termination letter says he was fired for "convenience," not for cause, and called the investigation that led to his dismissal a "sham."
BYU's offense knows there is a lot to prove this fall, and it starts up front

BYU's offense knows there is a lot to prove this fall, and it starts up front

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 20 - 10:19 a.m.  |  Save Story

BYU center Connor Pay isn't worried about what Utah quarterback Cam Rising thinks about his team. He wants to win, too, and he knows the offensive line will be key in that game and all year.
Hotline Mailbag: How the 2024 Pac-12 race would have looked, a new 'Pac' name and more

Hotline Mailbag: How the 2024 Pac-12 race would have looked, a new 'Pac' name and more

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted July 19 - 11:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

There would have been a clear favorite this fall if the conference had stayed intact.
EA Sports College Football 25, among most anticipated sports video games in history, hits the market

EA Sports College Football 25, among most anticipated sports video games in history, hits the market

Ryan Kryska, Associated Press  |  Updated July 19 - 5:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

EA Sports College Football 25, among the most highly anticipated sports video games of all time, has flooded the market as gamers who waited more than a decade for the franchise's next installment rush to play. The game officially launched Friday, with EA Sports increasing its server capacity ahead of time to handle the crush. More than 2.2 million people had already played the game during an early-access period before launch. EA Sports has said its goal for the game was "to feel like a love letter to college football and its fans."
The NIT will hold the 2025 semifinals and championship in Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse

The NIT will hold the 2025 semifinals and championship in Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse

The Associated Press  |  Updated July 19 - 2:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

The NIT will hold the semifinals and championship of its postseason tournament next spring in Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse for the second straight year. The 2025 semifinals will take place April 1, with the championship following two days later. Friday's announcement comes as Indianapolis is set to host the Division I, II and III men's title games as well as the NIT semifinals and final in 2026. The NIT will feature a 32-team field, with the first three rounds played at campus sites.
Blake Anderson's lawyer releases part of legal response to Utah State

Blake Anderson's lawyer releases part of legal response to Utah State

Alex Vejar for KSL.com  |  Posted July 19 - 11:33 a.m.  |  Save Story

Tom Mars accuses the school of firing Anderson for "convenience" rather than "cause."
Media picks Georgia as overwhelming SEC favorite, followed by newcomer Texas

Media picks Georgia as overwhelming SEC favorite, followed by newcomer Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 19 - 11:30 a.m.  |  Save Story

Georgia is the heavy favorite to win the Southeastern Conference title and is picked to face league newcomer Texas in the championship game. The Bulldogs received 165 votes to win the SEC title among reporters covering league media days in Dallas. Texas got 27 votes and Alabama 12. With the addition of Texas and Oklahoma to the now 16-team league, it will be the SEC's first season without divisions since 1991. The SEC Championship Game will include the two teams with the best overall league winning percentages. Georgia had six players picked as preseason first-team All-SEC, including quarterback Carson Beck.
Alabama names Bryant-Denny Stadium field after Nick Saban

Alabama names Bryant-Denny Stadium field after Nick Saban

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 19 - 11:11 a.m.  |  Save Story

Alabama football teams will soon be playing on Saban Field. University trustees approved a resolution naming the field at Bryant-Denny Stadium after former coach Nick Saban on Friday. Saban now works for ESPN and holds an office at the stadium. He retired from coaching in January after leading Alabama to six national championships in 17 seasons. Saban called the honor "pretty special." A field-naming ceremony will be held at the South Florida game on Sept. 7. Saban collected a record seven national championships, including one at LSU.
Utah State fires coach Blake Anderson for 'significant violations of his contractual obligations'

Utah State fires coach Blake Anderson for 'significant violations of his contractual obligations'

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 18 - 9:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah State has fired coach Blake Anderson for "significant violations of his contractual obligations." Thursday's move came 16 days after the school informed Anderson that he would be dismissed following an external review that found he failed to comply with Title IX policies regarding the reporting of sexual misconduct cases. Nate Dreiling, who had been Utah State's defensive coordinator, was elevated on July 2 to interim coach for the upcoming season. Anderson was given two weeks to respond to the university's decision. Anderson's attorney says all legal remedies will be pursued on his behalf.
Blake Anderson officially out as head coach of Aggies football team

Blake Anderson officially out as head coach of Aggies football team

Alex Vejar for KSL.com  |  Updated July 18 - 9:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

Blake Anderson is officially no longer the head football coach at Utah State.
Sam Pittman is on the hot seat at Arkansas, and he brought in former Hogs coach Bobby Petrino as OC

Sam Pittman is on the hot seat at Arkansas, and he brought in former Hogs coach Bobby Petrino as OC

Ralph D. Russo And Stephen Hawkins, Associated Press  |  Posted July 18 - 5:18 p.m.  |  Save Story

Arkansas coach Sam Pittman knows he's on the hot seat after going 4-8 last season. He made a headline-grabbing hire during the offseason when he brought Bobby Petrino back to Fayetteville as offensive coordinator. Petrino was Arkansas' head coach from 2008-11 before being fired after a scandal. Petrino has bounced around a lot since, including last season at Texas A&M. Pittman says Petrino has been a great resource, and will have the full responsibility for the Razorbacks' offense. Arkansas also has a new quarterback in dual threat Taylen Green after he transferred from Boise State.
Texas A&M not as noisy, which is good for the Aggies since Mike Elko replaced Jimbo Fisher

Texas A&M not as noisy, which is good for the Aggies since Mike Elko replaced Jimbo Fisher

Stephen Hawkins, Associated Press  |  Posted July 18 - 3:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

There is already a much different feel around Texas A&M with new coach Mike Elko. The focus is back on football, without all of the noise that surrounded the program last year. Elko was hired away from Duke after Texas A&M paid $75 million to fire Jimbo Fisher and bring some stability to the program. Elko said when he was hired that it was time for the Aggies to do the work and start to fulfill their potential. Ther former defensive coordinator says that's what they have done the past seven months, and that he is proud of how quiet the offseason has been.
Clemson gives men's basketball coach Brad Brownell new contract after run to Elite Eight

Clemson gives men's basketball coach Brad Brownell new contract after run to Elite Eight

Pete Iacobelli, Associated Press  |  Updated July 18 - 12:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

Clemson men's basketball coach Brad Brownell received a new, five-year contract worth $20 million after leading the Tigers to the Elite Eight this past season. Brownell's deal was among several for Clemson head coaches and assistants by the university's board of trustees Thursday. Brownell's agreement keeps him through the 2028-29 season. He'll make $3.5 million next season, an increase over the $3 million he was scheduled to make under the old deal. Others with new agreements were men's soccer coach Mike Noonan, who won two of the past three NCAA College Cup titles and baseball coach Erik Bakich.
Why Brayden Keim is poised to become BYU's next NFL tackle

Why Brayden Keim is poised to become BYU's next NFL tackle

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted July 18 - 9:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

Based on the pretext provided over the past two seasons, the 6-foot-9, 315-pound Alta High product should be set for marked improvement.
South Carolina athletics worker who painted midfield logo for 40 football seasons has died

South Carolina athletics worker who painted midfield logo for 40 football seasons has died

The Associated Press  |  Updated July 17 - 6:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

The man who painted the midfield South Carolina Gamecocks midfield logo for 40 football seasons at Williams-Brice Stadium, has died at age 69. Eddie Dunning's death was announced by the university's athletic department on Wednesday. His obituary said Dunning died July 13 at an area Columbia. Dunning was a longtime department employee who would start preparing the logo on Thursdays of game week so it would be ready and dry for Saturday.
Nick Saban is back at SEC Media Days, 6 months after retiring and asking the questions now

Nick Saban is back at SEC Media Days, 6 months after retiring and asking the questions now

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Updated July 17 - 5:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

Nick Saban is at SEC Media Days again, six months after retiring as Alabama coach. This time he's asking the questions as part of ESPN's SEC Network coverage of the four-day event. Saban retired after 17 seasons with the Tide and three decades as a head coach. The seven-time national champion will work for ESPN this season on its "College GameDay" Saturday pregame show. He said he strives to be objective as a broadcaster and steer away from being controversial. Though he already made a headline by picking Georgia and Texas, and not Alabama, to play for the SEC title.
Billy Napier enters Year 3 with Florida hopeful while facing ominous vibes, daunting schedule

Billy Napier enters Year 3 with Florida hopeful while facing ominous vibes, daunting schedule

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Posted July 17 - 3:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

and the country. The vibes around the Gators seem ominous. Napier sounds hopeful about an experienced team that returns 17 starters. Patience might be good for Florida after four coaches in 13 years. Can Napier show enough progress to earn it?
Pitt and basketball coach Jeff Capel agree to an extension through at least the 2029-30 season

Pitt and basketball coach Jeff Capel agree to an extension through at least the 2029-30 season

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 17 - 3:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Pittsburgh and men's basketball coach Jeff Capel have agreed to a contract extension that runs through at least the 2029-30 season. Capel has a 97-92 record in six years with the Panthers, leading the program to the NCAA tournament in 2023. Athletic director Heather Lyke praised Capel for rebuilding Pitt "brick by brick" since taking over in 2018. The Panthers have gone 46-23 over the last two seasons.
Utes football: Previewing the 2024 schedule with a look at BYU, Colorado

Utes football: Previewing the 2024 schedule with a look at BYU, Colorado

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted July 17 - 1:09 p.m.  |  Save Story

We continue down Utah's 2024 schedule with two more opponents after the second bye of the season — a return to the rivalry game against BYU and another meeting against Colorado.
The Utah Checkdown podcast: CFB 25 fun, fall camp coming, and previewing BYU, Colorado

The Utah Checkdown podcast: CFB 25 fun, fall camp coming, and previewing BYU, Colorado

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted July 17 - 12:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

Fall camp will be here in less than two weeks for Utah football, and with it comes a number of questions. But in the interim, fans are flocking to EA Sports' CFB 25.
MyKayla Skinner's dedication led to Olympic dream, but its now second to her greatest accomplishment

MyKayla Skinner's dedication led to Olympic dream, but its now second to her greatest accomplishment

Kathy Aiken for KSL.com  |  Posted July 17 - 9:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Olympics was always the dream for MyKayla Skinner ever since she was a little girl.
Realignment 101: Sankey focuses on '16' while ACC legal issues linger, but is Fox targeting unclaimed ground?

Realignment 101: Sankey focuses on '16' while ACC legal issues linger, but is Fox targeting unclaimed ground?

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted July 16 - 11:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Big Ten Network is missing a major college football state.
Here are the local baseball players selected in the 2024 MLB draft

Here are the local baseball players selected in the 2024 MLB draft

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 16 - 8:09 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Big 12 had 50 players selected by Major League ball clubs during the 20-round draft, the most by the conference since 2011 that included three Utah players and one from BYU.
QB Cade McNamara says he's 100% healthy and ready to be back with Iowa's offense

QB Cade McNamara says he's 100% healthy and ready to be back with Iowa's offense

John Bohnenkamp, Associated Press  |  Updated July 16 - 5:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

Tim Lester has had nearly six months to come up with potential fixes for the moribund Iowa offense, but the key for the Hawkeyes' new offensive coordinator might be just having a healthy starting quarterback. That should be Cade McNamara, who started five games last season before a knee injury and subsequent surgery sidelined him for the rest of the year. It's why McNamara made sure to emphasize on Tuesday that he is "100%" healthy during summer workouts, as he and the rest of the Hawkeyes go through the process of learning Lester's new offense.
As long as its not taunting or disrupting the game, horns down vs. Texas won't be flagged in SEC

As long as its not taunting or disrupting the game, horns down vs. Texas won't be flagged in SEC

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Posted July 16 - 4:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

Flashing a horns down hand signal while playing Texas won't automatically draw a penalty in the Southeastern Conference. SEC coordinator of officials John McDaid explained the league's approach to officiating opposing players doing the derisive play on Texas' beloved horns up gensture at SEC Media Days. McDaid says officials will be asked to judge whether a horns down sign is being used to taunt an opponent, to make a travesty of the game, or affect the ability to manage the game. If it is just being used during a celebration with teammates, it probably should not draw a foul.
5-star potential: Oklahoma QB Jackson Arnold and Tennessee QB Nico Iamaleava are SEC wild cards

5-star potential: Oklahoma QB Jackson Arnold and Tennessee QB Nico Iamaleava are SEC wild cards

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Posted July 16 - 3:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

Oklahoma's Jackson Arnold and Tennessee's Nico Iamaleava are the Southeastern Conference's wild-card quarterbacks. The two first-year starters and former five-star recruits have the potential to turn their teams into College Football Playoff contenders. The Sooners made their SEC Media Days debut on Tuesday and Arnold was the main attraction, drawing a three-deep crowd of reporters around his dais. Tennessee coach Josh Heupel decided to leave his first-year starter at home, but don't mistake that for a lack of confidence for Iamaleava. Heupel said he expects Iamaleava to 'hit the ground running.'
Have You Seen This? BYU athletic director has unique connection to CFB 25 video game

Have You Seen This? BYU athletic director has unique connection to CFB 25 video game

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 16 - 3:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

The decade-long wait is over as EA Sports has released its first college football video game since 2014 this week with the unveiling of EA Sports College Football 25.
Sue Bird Barbie: Mattel honors WNBA great with signature doll

Sue Bird Barbie: Mattel honors WNBA great with signature doll

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 16 - 2:53 p.m.  |  Save Story

WNBA great Sue Bird has been honored with a signature Barbie doll. Mattel announced Tuesday that it has issued a replica Barbie doll based on the basketball career of Bird. Bird played 21 seasons with the WNBA's Seattle Storm, helping the franchise to four league titles. She also has won five Olympic gold medals with the U.S. national team. Bird retired after the 2022 season and is now part of Seattle's ownership. Mattel said the Sue Bird Barbie is part of its Role Model series as the doll celebrates its 65th anniversary.
Alabama State, Alcorn State favored to win SWAC division titles

Alabama State, Alcorn State favored to win SWAC division titles

John Zenor, Associated Press  |  Posted July 16 - 1:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

Alabama State's Eddie Robinson Jr. was hired at his alma mater without any coaching experience, and now he has raised the Hornets to division front-runner status. The Hornets were picked to win the East Division by the Southwestern Athletic Conference head coaches and sports information directors while Alcorn State is favored to win the West. The HBCU league released the preseason predictions and All-SWAC teams during media day. Grambling State quarterback Myles Crawley is the pick as preseason offensive player of the year while Southern's Ckelby Givens was voted to win defensive player of the year honors.
Aggies football: Previewing the 2024 season with a look at Boise State, UNLV

Aggies football: Previewing the 2024 season with a look at Boise State, UNLV

Alex Vejar for KSL.com  |  Posted July 16 - 1:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah State starts its conference schedule on Oct. 5.
Georgia grapples with driving violations as Smart says players are being fined from NIL payments

Georgia grapples with driving violations as Smart says players are being fined from NIL payments

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Updated July 16 - 12:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

Georgia coach Kirby Smart says Bulldogs players who have been arrested or cited for driving violations have been disciplined with suspensions and fines through the collective that provides name, image and likeness payments to the school's athletes. A week after one Georgia player was arrested on reckless driving charges and another cited for street racing, Smart called the off-field issues unfortunate and disappointing. The Atlanta-Journal Constitution has reported there have been 24 incidents involving Georgia players being involved in driving-related violations starting with a crash that killed a player and a recruiting staffer in January 2023.
Clemson offensive coordinator Garrett Riley poised for bigger impact in 2nd season

Clemson offensive coordinator Garrett Riley poised for bigger impact in 2nd season

Pete Iacobelli, Associated Press  |  Updated July 16 - 11:48 a.m.  |  Save Story

Garrett Riley's offense eventually kicked in during his first season at Clemson, but far too late to make the Tigers championship contenders a year ago. Riley expected a faster, crisper start for his group in year two as Clemson looks to chase titles this fall. The Tigers had meltdowns and mistakes in starting 4-4 last season, the defending ACC champions falling out of the race before November. But Clemson finished with five straight victories to give the team momentum and focus heading into the offseason. Riley said players like quarterback Cade Klubnik and tailback Phil Mafah have improved.
Patrick Kinahan: Only guarantee with Whittingham's retirement is no long farewell party

Patrick Kinahan: Only guarantee with Whittingham's retirement is no long farewell party

Patrick Kinahan for KSL.com  |  Posted July 16 - 10:29 a.m.  |  Save Story

Much to the dismay of Utah fans, and to the delight of their BYU counterparts, Kyle Whittingham won't coach forever.
Fresno State's Tedford steps down because of health concerns, Skipper is named interim coach

Fresno State's Tedford steps down because of health concerns, Skipper is named interim coach

The Associated Press  |  Updated July 15 - 8:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

Fresno State football coach Jeff Tedford says he's stepping down because of health concerns. The 62-year-old Tedford led the Bulldogs to a 44-22 record in five seasons, including two Mountain West Conference championships and four bowl victories. The Bulldogs finished in the AP Top 25 twice during his tenure. Fresno State assistant head coach and linebackers coach Tim Skipper will be interim head coach this season
Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin had to hold it together at SEC Media Day as he spoke about late father

Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin had to hold it together at SEC Media Day as he spoke about late father

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Posted July 15 - 6:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin came to SEC Media Days still grieving the death of his father, Monte Kiffin, a longtime and well-respected NFL assistant. Monte Kiffin died last week at 84. Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey acknowledged Monte Kiffin as he introduced Lane at SEC Media Days, and the younger Kiffin took some effort to hold it together as he took to the podium. He said the outpouring of support he and his family have received in recent days has been uplifting.
Ole Miss enters 2024 trying to ignore the hype as LSU looks to defy expectations again

Ole Miss enters 2024 trying to ignore the hype as LSU looks to defy expectations again

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Posted July 15 - 4:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

especially about the dangers of preseason praise and high expectations being placed upon a team by fans and media. As SEC Media Days kicked off on Monday, Kiffin cited the former Alabama coach who described such praise as "rat poison." At LSU, third-year coach Brian Kelly knows well that all the hype and hoopla that builds in the offseason doesn't matter at all in the fall. Their teams enter the 2024 season with very different vibes. Ole Miss is getting plenty of buzz while LSU is looking like a team with plenty of unanswered questions despite consecutive 10-win seasons.
SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey: 'Time to update your expectations for what college athletics can be'

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey: 'Time to update your expectations for what college athletics can be'

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Updated July 15 - 1:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey unofficially opened the league's first football season as 16-team league in North Texas. It was a setting for SEC Media Days at a time when everything about college sports seems to be in flux. He said it was time to update expectations for what college athletics can be. The 59-year-old commissioner stressed that college sports must find solutions from within. He also said that while he is paying attention litigation in the Atlantic Coast Conference involving Florida State and Clemson, the SEC is focused on its 16 schools and he is not a recruiter.
ACC to use Apple's iPads on football sidelines and in coaching booths for video playback this fall

ACC to use Apple's iPads on football sidelines and in coaching booths for video playback this fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted July 15 - 12:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Atlantic Coast Conference will collaborate with Apple to bring iPad technology to the sidelines and coaching booths for the upcoming season.
Cole Ponich holds off BYU teammate Cooper Jones for 126th Utah state amateur championship

Cole Ponich holds off BYU teammate Cooper Jones for 126th Utah state amateur championship

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 6:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

After leading by as many as five holds and never trailing, BYU golfer Cole Ponich held off freshman teammate Cooper Jones for a 2 and 1 win.
Why former BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall is back coaching in Mountain West

Why former BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall is back coaching in Mountain West

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 10:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

As clear as the Montana air he was breathing, Bronco Mendenhall knew with certainty he wasn't done with college football.