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In New Age of College Sports, a First-of-Its-Kind Lawsuit

College QB sues Florida, coach over a huge name, image, and likeness deal that fell through

(Newser) - If all went according to plan, Jaden Rashada would currently be the University of Florida quarterback—with a multimillion-dollar bank account to boot. Instead, he's not at the school, doesn't have the money, and has sued the school, head coach Billy Napier, and a top school booster in...

Reggie Bush Gets His Heisman Trophy Back

Heisman Trophy Trust says it 'considered the enormous changes in college athletics'

(Newser) - Reggie Bush is the 2005 Heisman Trophy winner for the second time in his life. The Heisman Trophy Trust on Wednesday announced he would be getting his Heisman Trophy back, more than a decade after Bush returned the award following an NCAA investigation that determined he received improper benefits...

'Role Model' College Star Dies Week Before NFL Draft

UAlbany lineman AJ Simon had hopes of making it to the big leagues

(Newser) - In December, Amitral "AJ" Simon Jr. excitedly announced his "momentous decision" to enter the 2024 NFL draft. Now, just a week away from that event in Detroit, the former University at Albany defensive lineman has died at the age of 25, reports People . UAlbany's football team tweeted...

Ohio State's Archrival Won. That May End Up Helping It

Money is pouring in to beef up its roster following a loss to Michigan

(Newser) - The Michigan-Ohio State rivalry is one of the fiercest in American sports. So it was an especially tough blow for Buckeyes fans when the Wolverines beat Ohio State in November for the third season in a row—and went on to win the national championship. But as the Wall Street ...

Football Player Has Been in College 9 Years

Miami's Cam McCormick, 25, is about to set a record for longevity

(Newser) - Cam McCormick came out of high school in 2016 as one of the most sought-after college football recruits. He's about to suit up for his ninth season—and he's still in college. McCormick has announced his intention to play one more season at the University of Miami, and...

Oklahoma State Frat Finds Dead Longhorn on Its Lawn
Cops: Dead Longhorn
Was a Frat Prank

Cops: Dead Longhorn Was a Frat Prank

Police say OSU frat members collected dead animal and dumped it on rival's lawn

(Newser) - Authorities appear to have gotten to the bottom of a longhorn mystery at Oklahoma State University. Police in Stillwater, Oklahoma, say four members of the Alpha Gamma Rho frat at OSU dumped the carcass on the lawn of rival frat FarmHouse, reports WFAA . Police say the animal died of natural...

Michigan Thumps Washington to Win College Football Championship

Michigan won 34-13 Monday night

(Newser) - Blake Corum ran for 134 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns as Jim Harbaugh and No. 1 Michigan—undeterred by suspensions and a sign-stealing case that shadowed the program—completed a three-year climb to a national championship by beating No. 2 Washington 34-13 Monday night in the College Football Playoff title...

Tickets for College Football Final Are Up in the Stratosphere

Average ticket price for a seat at the game in Houston on Monday is $2,845, per SeatGeek

(Newser) - The Michigan Wolverines and Washington Huskies face off Monday night in the College Football Playoff National Championship, but fans who want to watch the matchup in person will pay a pretty penny to attend. Citing SeatGeek numbers, Axios reports that you'll need at least $1,302 to even get...

The Sugar Bowl Got a Little Unexpectedly Racy

ESPN Had Accidental Nudity
During Sugar Bowl, Is Sorry

ESPN Had Accidental Nudity During Sugar Bowl, Is Sorry

Plus, memes abound to Matthew McConaughey's reaction to his team's loss

(Newser) - A woman baring her breast in New Orleans isn't usually headline-worthy, but a woman baring her breast on national television in New Orleans has ESPN more than a little red-faced. ESPN apologized Monday night for the video clip of a woman baring her breast that was shown during the...

An 85-Year-Old College Football Record Falls

Iowa punter Tory Taylor was very busy this year

(Newser) - How does a college football team rank last nationally in total offense and still manage to finish with 10 wins? Start with having a very good punter. Tory Taylor of the Iowa Hawkeyes broke an 85-year-old record over the weekend when he eclipsed the single-season mark of 4,138 yards,...

Strange Hit at College Bowl: The Giant Pop-Tart

Kansas State won the Pop-Tarts Bowl, and the brand appeared to score, too

(Newser) - Kansas State beat North Carolina State in the Pop-Tarts Bowl on Thursday night, and if you think that's a weird sentence, things get weirder. The Pop-Tarts brand scored some serious social media buzz with one of the strangest mascot stunts on record. As USA Today explains, the bowl mascot...

Florida AG: I'm Investigating 'Unprecedented' Football Snub

State Attorney General Ashley Moody probing decision to leave FSU out of playoffs

(Newser) - The Florida State Seminoles went 13-0 this season, winning their conference. That wasn't enough to land them a place in the top four, as decided by the College Football Playoff (CFP) Selection Committee. On Tuesday, Florida's top prosecutor wrote on X that she's investigating the "unprecedented...

This Year's Heisman Winner Is a Transfer Quarterback

LSU's Jayden Daniels wins even though his team left the playoff race early

(Newser) - LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels overcame being outside the college football playoff race with a prolific season that Heisman Trophy voters could not ignore. Daniels won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, becoming the first player since 2016 to win college football's most prestigious player of the year award as...

Iowa Shutout Costs Bar Lots of Free Beer

'Pour until they score' promo is small consolation for Hawkeyes' dejected fans

(Newser) - University of Iowa fans who watched their team lose to Michigan over the weekend in the Big Ten championship game got a little consolation at one particular venue in the form of free beer—but it was surely more beer than they wanted. X-Golf Cedar Rapids, a sports bar that...

Deion Sanders Just Took Home a Top SI Honor

Not many with 4-8 record would earn Sportsperson of the Year, but Colorado Buffaloes coach just did

(Newser) - Former NFL and MLB player Deion Sanders has been named Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year, a choice that has some cheering and others scratching their heads. "Coach Prime is here, and he's just getting started," the magazine tweeted on Thursday of the 56-year-old ex-cornerback, now...

Latest Manning QB Makes College Debut
Latest Manning QB
Makes College Debut

Latest Manning QB Makes College Debut

Nephew and grandson of stars

(Newser) - The next generation of Manning quarterbacks has taken his first snap on a college football field. Arch Manning joined his Texas teammates late in the third quarter Friday night against Texas Tech in Austin, closing out the game, CNN reports. The top recruit of his class, Manning arrived with a...

Conference Suspends Harbaugh During Cheating Investigation

Michigan head coach can be at practices but not his team's last three games

(Newser) - The Big Ten Conference barred Jim Harbaugh from coaching at the University of Michigan's three remaining regular-season games on Friday, defying a warning from the second-ranked Wolverines in an extraordinary confrontation over a suspected sign-stealing scheme that has rocked college football. Harbaugh was disciplined by the conference less than...

There's Been an 'Exponential Rise' in College Football Stadiums Selling Alcohol

80% of major stadiums now sell beer, wine on game days

(Newser) - College football tailgates are as synonymous with the game as blocking and tackling. Burgers, brats, and beer go along with the cornhole and camaraderie for tens of thousands of people every Saturday, a beloved tradition seen outside stadiums big and small. "My dad almost gets more excited for football...

NCAA Investigates Michigan Football for Alleged Rule Breach

Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh denies any involvement or knowledge of allegations

(Newser) - The NCAA is investigating the University of Michigan's football team, amid allegations of rule violations related to sign stealing. Yahoo Sports first reported Thursday on accusations against the Wolverines, with the Big Ten Conference confirming it had received notification Wednesday on them, said to involve alleged violations of one...

Coach Fired Amid Hazing Probe Sues Northwestern for $130M

Pat Fitzgerald was wrongfully terminated, lawyers say

(Newser) - Former Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald is taking the university to court, months after he was first suspended, then fired amid a hazing investigation. Attorneys Dan Webb and Matthew Carter say Fitzgerald is suing for $130 million in a wrongful termination lawsuit and will seek extra funds for future...

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