- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is truly a man of the people.
A few hours before tweeting about his “devout” fandom for Judge Judy, Harbaugh sprung to action to assist two women who got into a car accident on icy I-94 in Ann Arbor on Tuesday afternoon.
According to Mlive.com, Michigan athletics spokesman Dave Ablauf said that Harbaugh and UM athletics staff member James Minick “administered first aid to both individuals and kept them warm with coats until emergency medical personnel arrived.”
The accident occurred at around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday. The car involved, a 2003 Jeep Cherokee, was traveling westbound and “flipped multiple times before ending up on the eastbound side of I-94.” Additionally, police said the vehicle “hit the median before traveling up a snow embankment and landing on the eastbound side of the highway.”
Both women, the 53-year-old driver and the 73-year-old passenger, were wearing seatbelts and were transported to a local hospital.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
As part of its offseason workouts, Temple pitted offense against defense to see who would be crowed “Team Olympic Champions.”
It all came down to a battle of strength between two coaches – wide receivers coach Frisman Jackson and cornerbacks coach Francis Brown – in a tug of war-style showdown with a tire.
With the players hyped, which side would emerge victorious? Offense or defense?
In was a best-of-three battle, but a third round was not required. Still, it was a valiant effort from both sides.
We'll see if the Owls can carry over this kind of energy when spring practice begins on March 22.
For more Temple news, visit OwlScoop.com.
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
The folks in Columbus, Ohio, are still riding high off of Ohio State’s College Football Playoff National Championship over Oregon back in January.
With 696 yards rushing in postseason play, Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott played a huge role in OSU’s title run. To honor Elliott’s stellar play, the Columbus Zoo named its newborn Humboldt penguin Zeke.
He’s really, really cool.
Zeke hatched on Feb. 20 and he recently had to undergo a rigorous physical at the Zoo.
The Zoo says Zeke will join his penguin friends in the exhibit in April.
Go visit him, Ohio State fans!
For more Ohio State news, visit BuckeyeGrove.com.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
Idaho says the bowl ban imposed on the football team because of poor APR scores has been lifted.
The Vandals were inelgibile for postseason play in 2014 as a penalty for poor academic performance from 2009-2012. Both Idaho and UNLV were banned because of their low scores.
In a revealing quote on Idaho's website, coach Paul Petrino had this to say:
“It was a group effort,” Petrino said. “Everybody worked really hard.”
The Idaho football website was also quick to point out that the team has accumulated a 2.55 GPA in Petrino's "four semesters" as head coach. According to the school the APR for the team is expected to be in the 960s this season. In 2011 and 2012, the team's score was below 900.
The school will also receive the restoration of four hours a week in practice time if its APR scores are above 940.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday9 hrs ago
Chris Conley finished his Georgia career as one of the most well-liked players in the program and he decided to reciprocate the affection.
Conley penned a letter to Georgia fans and coaches in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution this week, expressing his gratitude for the support he received during his time as Bulldog.
The letter, which can be read in its entirety on the AJC website, talked about how Georgia was Conley’s first offer and how that gave him confidence he could be a football player at the collegiate level. It also thanked coach Mark Richt for turning him into not only a good football player, but also a good man.
Conley finished his Georgia career with 113 catches for 1,858 yards and 20 touchdowns, which tied him for fourth on Georgia’s all-time receiving list. He also became a budding filmmaker with his homage to George Lucas’ Star Wars.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday10 hrs ago
Among the 47 minor incidents that Ohio State athletics self-reported to the NCAA in 2014 includes the time a football assistant coach’s four-year-old son accidentally sent a text to a recruit.
According to The Lantern, Buckeyes wide receivers coach Zach Smith’s young son “picked up his father’s cell phone when a recruit called on May 27, and accidentally sent an automatic text message in return.” As a result, Ohio State “sent a letter of education to the coaches” about the NCAA’s texting rules.
Understandably, the NCAA did not rule the incident to be a violation.
Of the three public records requests submitted by The Lantern, eight of the 47 total self-reported incidents stemmed from the football program.
Among the football violations included “impermissible on-campus contact,” which was reported to the NCAA on Sept. 25. From The Lantern:
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday11 hrs ago
Two weeks after tweaking his left quad muscle at the NFL combine in Indianapolis, former Minnesota running back David Cobb was a spectator at the Gophers’ pro day on Monday.
Instead, Cobb, who set a school record with 1,626 rushing yards in 2014, will showcase his skills for scouts in an individual workout at the school in the first week of April.
“It’s starting to feel healthy again so I’ll take it slow,” Cobb told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “I wont push it, don’t want to tweak anything, but I’ll definitely pick it up in the next week or so.”
The 5-foot-11, 229-pound Cobb ran 4.81 on his first attempt at the 40-yard dash at the combine, but pulled up toward the end of his run with the quad injury.
Before running the 40, Cobb put up 17 reps on the bench press and registered jumps of 38.5 inches and 121 inches on the vertical jump and broad jump, respectively.
Despite opting not to participate at pro day, Cobb cheered on his Gophers teammates as they went through various drills in front of the NFL scouts in attendance.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday11 hrs ago
Deshaun Watson wasn’t on the field taking snaps for Clemson when it opened spring practice on Monday, but he was jogging, which is much more than many expected him to be doing at this time of year.
Watson had surgery in December to repair a torn ACL and is now a month ahead of schedule in his rehab. He has confidence he will be able to return when the Tigers open the 2015 season against Wofford on Sept. 5.
“I think I will be,” Watson told orangeandwhite.com. “It all depends on how my knee is holding up and what the coaches want me to do.”
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday13 hrs ago
BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said "10-ish" players will be disciplined for what happened between the Cougars and Memphis at the conclusion of the Miami Beach Bowl.
However, the team is still not announcing who those approximately 10 players are.
“We’ll try to maintain a competitive advantage as long as we can, and protect the kids as much as we can,” Mendenhall said via the Deseret News. “I think everyone knows I thrive on accountability and don’t back away from it, especially at BYU. So I’m comfortable with who we’re disciplining and how. I’d like to protect our players as much as we can.”
BYU and Memphis were involved in a large brawl after the Tigers' double-overtime win. Cameras captured many players involved in the fight and even a player swinging his helmet as a weapon.
Mendenhall also said that any suspensions would be announced as the 2015 season is close to beginning.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday14 hrs ago
Oregon State's new spring practice helmets have a new look. And they're simple rather than flashy.
Debuting a fresh new look on our Spring practice helmets tomorrow!
They look great, though we're an admitted sucker for script. It's not entirely clear what the facemask looks like, but it looks solid black instead of the continued striping/beaver teeth look.
Oregon State had three colors of helmets last season – the black, a white and an orange it wore against Oregon.
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