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Graham Watson is the editor of Dr. Saturday. Graham had a brief collegiate soccer career, but traded that in for the life of a journalist and hasn't looked back. Graham has worked for the Dallas Morning News and St. Louis Post-Dispatch, as well as ESPN.com and AOL. She is forever striving to be the cool mom to two boys.

  • SJSU LB returns to football a year after nearly dying in fire

    San Jose State linebacker Jared Leaf is back on the football field almost a year after suffering second- and third-degree burns while escaping an apartment fire.

    "Jared is taking another step on his comeback trail," Ron Caragher, San Jose State’s football coach told the Mercury News. "We'll see how he does. It really comes down to the strength of the skin because he's still recovering. But I think he's rounding third base in his recovery."

    Leaf was a starting linebacker for the Spartans last spring before he awoke to a smoke-filled third-floor apartment on April 23. To escape the blaze, Leaf went to a nearby window, took a deep breath, and then ran through a living room of black smoke and flames to get out of the engulfed room.

    Leaf was taken to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center after suffering second- and third-degree burns throughout his upper body, neck, arms and hands. He was in the burn unit for 40 days, placed in a medically induced coma for his first two weeks there and nearly

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  • Girlfriend of ASU LB Davon Durant says she lied about assault

    Davon Durant (Rivals)Davon Durant (Rivals)Arizona State linebacker Davon Durant was suspended indefinitely after being arrested for assaulting his girlfriend, but now the girlfriend is saying she lied to the police.

    "When I lied to the police, it was out of spite," Arizona State student Kelsi Langely told ESPN. "I wasn't thinking. It was a very vengeful and spiteful thing to do."

    Durant, a four-star inside linebacker from Butler County Community College in Kansas, was arrested March 7 after witnesses called police to report a man striking a woman while the two were sitting in a black SUV.

    According to the police report, Langley told police Durant hit her and grabbed her around the neck. The arresting officer noted a contusion under Langley’s left eye and bruising around her neck, which was consistent with finger marks.

    Durant told police the two engaged in a verbal altercation.

    Langley told ESPN that she was upset after she found messages from other girls on Durant’s phone. She said she purposely made a scene outside her

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  • Colorado DT Josh Tupou arrested after house party fight

    Colorado starting defensive lineman Joshua Tupou turned himself into Boulder Police last Thursday after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest on suspicion of second-degree assault, two counts of third-degree assault, criminal mischief, trespassing and reckless endangerment following an incident at a house party in February.

    Jaleel Awini, a QB transfer from Air Force who is listed as an outside linebacker, and receiver Donovan Lee also were cited. Awini was ticketed for third-degree assault, reckless endangerment and second-degree trespassing. Lee was cited for third-degree assault, criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and second-degree trespassing.

    According to the Boulder Daily Camera, police were called to a house party around 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 14 after a fight broke out and it spilled into the street. When police arrived, no Colorado players were present, but several witnesses named Tupou, Awini and Lee as instigators of the fight.

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  • VOD: It's a Utah spring football dance party

    Happy Monday, everyone.

    In honor of all the teams going dancing in the NCAA Tournament this week, we thought we’d show off some moves on the Dr. Saturday readership courtesy of the Utah football team.

    Yep, the Utes had a DJ spinning tracks while the teams held a dance-off on Friday. The video is four minutes. Not all of it is worth your time, but there’s some good breakdancing and cornerbacks coach Sharrieff Shah gets in on the dance party, too.

    Just some good, wholesome spring practice fun to brighten your day from Dr. Saturday to you, our loyal readers.

    You’re welcome.

    Graham Watson is the editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at dr.saturday@ymail.com or follow her on Twitter!

    And don’t forget to keep up with all of Graham’s thoughts, witty comments and college football discussions on Facebook

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  • Arizona State signee Davon Durant arrested on aggravated assault charges

    Davon Durant (Rivals)Davon Durant (Rivals)One of Arizona State’s highest-ranked signees has been suspended indefinitely after being arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.

    Davon Durant, a four-star inside linebacker from Butler County Community College in Kansas, was arrested March 7 when witnesses claimed they saw a man striking a woman while the two were sitting in a black SUV.

    According to the police report, which was obtained by azcentral.com, Durant's girlfriend told police that Durant hit her in the face once and grabbed her around the neck. Durant told police he got into a verbal altercation with his girlfriend.

    The responding officer did notice injuries to the alleged victim, including a bruise below her left eye and bruising around her neck, which appeared to be finger marks.

    Durant is due in court for a preliminary hearing on March 18 for charges of disorderly conduct and aggravated assault.

    Durant, who enrolled early to participate in spring drills, is no longer listed on the spring roster.

    For more

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  • UCLA suspends assistant coach Adrian Klemm for NCAA rules violations

    UCLA assistant Adrian Klemm (uclabruins.com)UCLA assistant Adrian Klemm (uclabruins.com)UCLA suspended offensive line coach Adrian Klemm on Monday for alleged NCAA rules violations.

    According to a statement released by the university, UCLA said it was aware of possible NCAA rules violations and reported them to the NCAA.

    UCLA was recently made aware of alleged NCAA rules violations involving Adrian Klemm, a member of the UCLA coaching staff. UCLA immediately reported this information to the NCAA and to the Pac-12 Conference and has placed Klemm on suspension without pay. UCLA will continue to work jointly and cooperate fully with the NCAA while this matter is being reviewed and to protect the integrity of the process, will have no further comment at this time.

    Klemm, who has been with the program for the past three seasons, is one of UCLA’s top recruiters. He was a four-year starter at offensive tackle at Hawaii and played professionally for both the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers.

    For more UCLA news, visit BruinSportsReport.com.

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  • Tennessee CB Emmanuel Moseley 'safe' after scary car accident

    Tennessee freshmen cornerback Emmanuel Moseley tweeted Saturday night that he and his family were safe after what appeared to be a scary car accident.

    The fact that no one was injured in this accident was a miracle considering the roof of the Dodge Durango appeared to be smashed down to the seats.

    Details of the accident were scarce, but according to Wes Rucker of 247Sports, a Tennessee source said Moseley and his family were indeed OK.

    Moseley played in 13 games as a true freshman in 2014, including two late-season starts. He finished the year with 19 tackles, two tackles for loss and six pass breakups.

    For more Tennessee news, visit VolQuest.com.

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  • Comedian John Oliver blasts March Madness and the NCAA (Video)

    March Madness is upon us, which means that NCAA is ripe for criticism and comedian and talk show host John Oliver fired the first shot.

    On Sunday, Oliver, who hosts HBO’s "Last Week Tonight" had a 21-minute rant about the NCAA, March Madness and the lack of adequate compensation for student-athletes.

    In typical Oliver fashion, he broke down the financial discrepancies between what an event like March Madness brings in versus the incomes of the student-athletes that make it possible in a logical, humorous and damning way.

    Oliver’s rant, while highly entertaining, is not a new take. He’s just the latest to step on the soapbox at a time when the NCAA is in the spotlight.

    Oliver uses clips from college basketball greats Ed O’Bannon and Jalen Rose to emphasize his point by highlighting the various avenues in which coaches and institutions profit off the hard work of its athletes while declaring them students and not employees.

    There’s also a bittersweet homage to the EA Sports video game

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  • Comedian John Oliver calls out Clemson’s Dabo Swinney's during NCAA rant

    If you’ve seen the hashtag “#soybeanwind” floating around social media in the past 24 hours, you can thank comedian and talk show host John Oliver.

    Oliver, who hosts HBO’s "Last Week Tonight" had a 21-minute rant about the NCAA and during it, he cited Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and comments he made last June about paying student-athletes (start at the 14:07 mark).

    “As far as paying players, professionalizing college athletics, that’s where you lose me,” Swinney said. “I’ll go do something else because there’s enough entitlement in this world as there is.”

    Here’s what Oliver had to say about Swinney’s comments:

    “If you find that infuriating, you might like to know that Dabo Swinney is an anagram for Soybean Wind, which I think is fitting because he seems as pleasant as an edamame fart. And the fact that his name is an anagram for Soybean Wind is not relevant to this discussion, but I felt it was worth mentioning because it feels like something he’d be annoyed by and would not want
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  • Georgia fans raise more than 16K for Georgia assistant after house fire

    Nov 2, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; A Georgia Bulldogs helmet sits on the sideline during the first half of the game against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field. (Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports)Nov 2, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; A Georgia Bulldogs helmet sits on the sideline during the first half of the game against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field. (Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports)The Georgia football community has rallied around assistant strength and conditioning coach Gus Felder, who lost his home in a fire on Wednesday.

    Within 24 hours of the story being reported, a gofundme account set up by the Calvary Bible Church had raised more than $16,000 to get the Felder family back on its feet.

    Felder noticed a strange smell in his home around 11 p.m. and found a small fire under his dryer, which was on the second floor of the home he rents. He got his wife and five children out of the house and then went back in to attempt to put the fire out himself. The fire extinguisher didn’t work and Felder called the fire department once the flames consumed the laundry room. Ultimately, the fire destroyed the second floor of the home, including the bedroom three of his children share.

    The kids lost clothing and toys, but everyone was safe.

    The Felder family is currently staying with fellow strength and conditioning coach John Thomas.

    Thomas Settles, pastor of Calvary Bible

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