College football spring games 2024: Alabama, Ohio State, Tennessee lead loaded slate of showcases | College Football

It is officially spring game season, and the first major slate kicks off this weekend with showcases around the nation. Saturday is a big day for the SEC, in particular, with eight of its now 16 teams hitting the field to bring their spring practice sessions to an end.  That includes Alabama, which underwent a coaching transition for the first…

Alabama spring game 2024: What to expect as Crimson Tide transition to Kalen DeBoer from Nick Saban | College Football

Saturday’s spring game begins one of the most pivotal seasons in modern Alabama football history as the Crimson Tide look to defend their place as one of the premier programs in the sport without Nick Saban, arguably the greatest coach in the sport’s history. Kalen DeBoer understood the gravity of following in Saban’s wake, or he would not have accepted…

Oregon State transfer portal exodus: Raegan Beers latest star to leave Beavers amid conference crisis | College Football

One of the brightest stars in women’s college basketball, Raegan Beers, has hit the transfer portal. Beers is the latest big-name Beaver to be part of an Oregon State exodus that is impacting all of the university’s sports.  Beers announced that she would be entering the transfer portal on Thursday in a post to X. “My journey as a Beav…

College football transfer portal superlatives: Alabama, Michigan among teams in focus as spring window opens | College Football

College football’s spring transfer portal window is just days away from its Tuesday, April 16, opening. That window, the first for undergraduate players entering the portal since January, will run through April 30, and it projects to be a chaotic period on the college football calendar. More than 1,000 FBS players transferred during the spring window last year, and the…

2024 Masters delayed by thunderstorms; John Calipari takes over at Arkansas | College Football

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SMU suspends CB Teddy Knox for alleged role in multi-car crash involving Kansas City Chiefs WR Rashee Rice | College Football

USATSI SMU has suspended cornerback Teddy Knox, the school announced Wednesday. The decision came after the Dallas Police Department issued an arrest warrant for Knox for his alleged involvement in a multi-car crash that occurred in Dallas on March 30. DPD has…  read more

Incoming AAC commissioner focused on innovating league, postseason amid evolving college athletics landscape | College Football

IRVING, Texas — Incoming American Athletic Conference commissioner Tim Pernetti spent time on both sides of college athletics learning the intricacies of the sport. From 2009-13, he served as athletic director at Rutgers and helped negotiate the Scarlet Knights’ entry to the Big Ten. He also worked on the television side of college sports at both ABC and CBS.  In…

Does Ohio State or Georgia face more pressure in 2024 season after falling short of expectations? | College Football

Two teams stand above the rest of college football entering the 2024 season with a strong case to rank No. 1 in the preseason polls. Both Ohio State and Georgia play spring games on Saturday with major focus on their programs.  Georgia’s quest for a three-peat fell short in last season’s SEC Championship Game, but the Bulldogs exorcised those demons…

Kentucky’s Mark Stoops says farewell, thanks to John Calipari years after ‘basketball school’ feud | College Football

John Calipari and Mark Stoops haven’t always seen eye to eye, but the Kentucky football coach had kind words for Calipari after the latter announced his exit from Lexington, Kentucky to take the head coaching job at Arkansas. Stoops took to social media to share a brief message of respect for his coaching peer on Wednesday.  “I will like to…

Washington RB Tybo Rogers arrested on rape charges, suspended from Huskies program | College Football

USATSI Washington running back Tybo Rogers was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of rape, according to King County court documents. He was released the same day after posting a bond of $150,000. The investigation remains open.  Washington suspended…  read more

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Northwestern will play most of its 2024-25 home games at temporary facility while Ryan Field is rebuilt | College Football

USATSI Northwestern will play a majority of its 2024 and 2025 home games at a temporary structure at the Martin athletics facility near Lake Michigan, the school announced on Wednesday. Northwestern is in the process of demolishing Ryan Field — the football…  read more

USC DT Bear Alexander denies report of transfer portal entry with social media message | College Football

USATSI USC defensive tackle Bear Alexander has denied multiple reports that he will the transfer portal when it opens next week. The 6-foot-3, 313-pound Alexander took to social media Wednesday to seemingly reaffirm his commitment to the Trojans.  “I’m not…  read more

USC DT Bear Alexander plans to enter transfer portal, seeking third school in three years | College Football

USATSI USC defensive tackle Bear Alexander plans to enter the transfer portal when it opens next week, he announced on social media Tuesday. Alexander started his career at Georgia before transferring to USC last offseason. Listed at 6-foot-3 and 313 pounds,…  read more

USC DT Bear Alexander to enter transfer portal seeking third school in three years, per reports | College Football

USATSI USC defensive tackle Bear Alexander plans to enter the transfer portal when it opens next week, according to multiple reports. Alexander started his career at Georgia before transferring to USC last offseason. Listed at 6-foot-3 and 313 pounds, Alexander…  read more

Oregon State’s Damien Martinez to enter transfer portal as dynamic Beavers RB seeks new home for 2024 season | College Football

Oregon State running back Damien Martinez intends to enter the college football transfer portal when it opens next week, 247Sports reports. Martinez ranked among the top 25 rushers in the nation in 2023 and posted 6.1 yards per carry. In the transfer portal, Martinez will be rated as the No. 2 running back, behind only Quinshon Judkins (from Ole Miss to Ohio State). …

Is Will Howard an upgrade at QB for Ohio State? Star transfer gets first chance to prove worth in spring game | College Football

When Ohio State takes the field for its spring game on Saturday, the college football world will get its first glimpse at the changes made by the Buckeyes over the offseason. Chip Kelly gave up a head coaching job to become offensive coordinator in Columbus. Ryan Day and his staff were very active in the transfer portal, bringing in more…

Auburn signs 10-year apparel deal with Nike to begin in 2025, ends 18-year partnership with Under Armour | College Football

USATSI Auburn University will be switching to Nike as its apparel and shoe provider once its current deal with Under Armour expires in July 2025, the school announced Tuesday. Auburn’s new deal with Nike covers 10 years and is set to make Auburn one of the…  read more

Bill Belichick shows support for new team: NFL coaching legend shows up to college football practice in hoodie | College Football

USATSI Since parting ways with the New England Patriots in January, Bill Belichick has managed to keep a pretty low profile.  The six-time Super Bowl winning coach hasn’t been seen on a football field in nearly three months, but that changed over the weekend,…  read more

Predicting the final four College Football Playoff teams in 2024 season as postseason field expands | College Football

The NCAA Tournament will hit its climax this weekend with the Final Four, pitting the best teams in the nation against each other with a national championship on the line. Though it isn’t quite as expansive as its basketball counterpart, the College Football Playoff is expanding to 12 teams for the 2024 season.  So, though making the “Final Four” was…

Why the NCAA’s push to ban prop bets on college sports has merit despite an uphill battle nationwide | College Football

HENDERSON, Nev. — Matt Holt pecked his keyboard, quickly calling up information to make his point. His screen lit up with wagering information regarding a late-season Monday Night Football game. Listed were approximately 3,000 prop bets. Proposition bets are micro-wagers that can be placed on everything from how long it takes a vocalist to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” to how…

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