NCAA Wire News

  • Fresno State to hold open tryout for kickers

    Just three weeks into the season, defending Mountain West champion Fresno State is so desperate for a kicker that this week it will hold an open tryout for any fulltime student with previous kicking experience. The Bulldogs put the invitation on their athletics website, asking interested studenst to bring proof that they are a... [Read More]

  • Backup QB, charged with DUI, leaves Miami

    Backup quarterback Kevin Olsen left the University of Miami on Tuesday, a day after he was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and possession of a stolen driver’s license. The university issued a press release that read: “Kevin Olsen is no longer a student at the University of Miami. We wish him... [Read More]

  • Auburn suspends starting safety

    Auburn suspended starting safety Jermaine Whitehead for Thursday night’s game against No. 20 Kansas State for a violation of team rules. Whitehead did not accompany the fifth-ranked Tigers to Manhattan, Kan., for the nonconference game between top 25 teams. One report indicated that the suspension resulted from Whitehead having a heated verbal confrontation with... [Read More]

  • Texas QB Ash ends career

    Texas quarterback David Ash is ending his football career after a series of concussions kept him off the field during much of the last two seasons. Longhorns coach Charlie Strong said Wednesday that Ash “came up to me and approached me” to inform him of his decision to step away from the game. Ash... [Read More]

  • CFB roundup: Winston suspended for a half

    Florida State suspended Heisman Trophy quarterback Jameis Winston for the first half of Saturday’s game against Clemson after he was seen shouting an obscene phrase in the campus student union. FSU interim president Dr. Garnett S. Stokes and athletics director Stan Wilcox denounced Winston’s “offensive and vulgar” behavior in a statement Wednesday to announce... [Read More]

  • Suspended W.Va. cornerback arraigned on battery charge

    West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley, who has been suspended for Saturday’s showdown with Oklahoma, turned himself into authorities after a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with an alleged assault at a nightclub. Worley was arraigned on a battery charge late Wednesday afternoon and released on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond. A... [Read More]

  • Winston’s back-up, McGuire, prepares for FSU spotlight

    When Florida State suspended starting quarterback Jameis Winston on Wednesday for an obscene outburst, back-up Sean McGuire was elevated to lead the nation’s No. 1 team for the first 30 minutes of Saturday night’s game against Clemson. McGuire has seen very limited action since arriving in Tallahassee in 2012, at the same time Winston... [Read More]