4:20 PM ET The ACC is joining the Big Ten in supporting a one-time transfer exemption for student-athletes in all sports. The league announced Monday that it “unanimously concluded” at its annual winter meetings that athletes in all sports should be allowed to transfer one time without having to sit out a year of competition.
9:37 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — A former University of Wisconsin football player who is the brother of a standout in the 2011 Super Bowl surrendered to Chicago police on Saturday in connection with the deaths of two people who were found with gunshot wounds on a road in Janesville, Wisconsin. Marcus Randle El,
6:05 PM ET Associated Press EAST LANSING, Mich. — Mike Tressel and Ron Burton are remaining on the defensive staff for Michigan State’s football team. The team announced the two assistants would be back. A team spokesman said Burton will coach the defensive line, and Tressel’s role is to be determined. The Spartans hired Mel
12:01 PM ET The Burrow name will remain in the LSU area beyond the school’s record books for a while, as the Baton Rouge Zoo announced Friday that its new male giraffe will be named “Burreaux.” You voted. We tallied. Meet Burreaux!!! Thanks to everyone who nominated and supported the cause. This little guy has
10:32 PM ET For the first time since Mel Tucker departed for Michigan State earlier this week, Colorado reached out Thursday night to Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy to gauge his interest in its head-coaching job, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. “Nothing imminent,” the source said. “EB is doing his due diligence.”
5:40 PM ET Eastern Kentucky linebacker Michael Harris, a former four-star recruit who transferred from Auburn, was arrested on four different charges Monday morning in Grove City, Ohio after he hoisted a police officer over his head causing them both to fall to the ground. Harris has been suspended from all team and football-related activities,
12:15 PM ET Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two former Ohio State football players pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that they held a woman against her will and raped her this month. Defensive backs Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint — who were kicked off the team Wednesday after the charges came to light —
11:15 AM ET The Football Writers Association of America has created an annual award in memory of former ESPN reporter Edward Aschoff, who died on Christmas Eve — his 34th birthday — from previously undetected Stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma in his lungs. The Edward Aschoff Rising Star Award, which was announced Thursday, will recognize one
8:52 PM ET EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State announced Mel Tucker as its 25th head football coach on Wednesday night in East Lansing after a somewhat public search process that started with Luke Fickell and circled back to Tucker. While Michigan State initiated contact with Tucker early on, the target for the position was
6:03 PM ET ESPN News Services Colorado assistant Darrin Chiaverini was named the interim coach of the Buffaloes on Wednesday, less than a day after Mel Tucker accepted an offer to become the coach at Michigan State. Chiaverini, 42, will lead the Buffaloes into spring practices that begin next month after Tucker’s late-at-night departure to
5:28 PM ET Ohio State coach Ryan Day has dismissed Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint from the football program after the two players were booked into jail early Wednesday on charges of rape and kidnapping. “I am not making any statement on the criminal charges, but it is clear they did not live up to
1:38 PM ET After a slow start, the 2019-20 college football coaching cycle seemingly won’t end. Colorado is the latest school in the market for a new coach. Mel Tucker is off to Michigan State after only one year at CU, where he went 5-7, beat Washington and Nebraska, and signed a top-35 recruiting class.
Feb 13, 2020 Each offseason, after the recruiting season has been finalized and the first major wave of transfer portal entries has come and gone, I publish preliminary SP+ ratings for the coming season. I base these projections on three primary factors, weighted by their predictiveness: 1. Returning production. Last week we published my initial
1:52 AM ET Michigan State is set to hire Colorado‘s Mel Tucker as its next football coach, sources told ESPN. Tucker, one of several candidates to seemingly turn down Michigan State’s initial overtures, became the focus of the school’s search late Sunday and throughout Monday, sources said. On Saturday, he tweeted that he remained committed
11:54 PM ET Ohio State football players Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint both face charges of rape and kidnapping stemming from an alleged incident last week. Riep and Wint both were charged Tuesday in Franklin County Municipal Court in Ohio. Warrants have been issued for both men, who face first-degree felonies. Ohio State said in
2:54 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — NCAA president Mark Emmert urged Congress to step in and put restrictions on college athletes’ ability to earn money from endorsements, telling a Senate committee Tuesday that federal action was needed to “maintain uniform standards in college sports” amid player-friendly laws approved in California and under consideration in
6:30 PM ET LSU is hiring longtime NFL coach Scott Linehan as passing game coordinator, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to ESPN. The news was first reported by The Athletic. Linehan replaces Joe Brady, who won the Broyles Award as the top assistant in college football during his lone season at LSU.
10:47 AM ET Coach Luke Fickell has decided to remain at Cincinnati after interviewing for the vacancy at Michigan State. “I had to make a selfish decision, but this selfish decision was what was right for my family — and that is to be here, to be with you guys, and continue to do what