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WVU suspends WR Marcus Simms for VT opener
West Virginia wide receiver Marcus Simms has been suspended after being arrested and charged with DUI and driving on a revoked license by the Monongalia County Sheriff's office early Sunday morning. Simms, a sophomore from Sandy Springs, Md., was also arrested in his home state in May for a DUI, and in accordance with Maryland law was serving up to six months with a revoked license. The arrest came on move-in weekend for the university, which begins classes Wednesday. WVU's football team had Saturday off following a 100-play scrimmage Friday. Simms, 19, had positioned himself as a probable starter on the outside. Simms played in nine games last year and caught six passes for 95 yards and one touchdown. The arrest report indicated Simms was pulled over by a Mon County sheriff's deputy because of a taillight issue. When the deputy approached the car, he smelled the strong scent of marijuana and noticed that Simms' eyes were glassy and bloodshot. Simms failed the sobriety tests and was arrested.
August 14, 2017

LSU QB Lindsey Scott Jr announces he will transfer
LSU redshirt freshman quarterback Lindsey Scott is transferring from the university. "It has been an honor to wear the purple and gold," Scott wrote. "I have however, decided that is within my best interest to leave LSU and begin a new journey." Scott's departure leaves LSU with Danny Etling, Myles Brennan, Lowell Narcisse and Justin McMillan as the scholarship quarterbacks on the roster. He didn't play as a freshman last season and LSU coach Ed Orgeron said Scott was "tied" for second with the other quarterbacks behind Etling on the Tigers' depth chart after Saturday's second scrimmage. LSU released a statement from Orgeron on Scott's transfer later in the morning. "I had a very good talk w/ Lindsey this morning and we talked about his future," Orgeron said. "He is a great young man from a great family. We wish him all of the best in the future." Scott becomes the 11th player to transfer from the team since last season joining quarterback Brandon Harris, wide receiver Jazz Ferguson, offensive linemen Chidi Okeke-Valentine, Willie Allen, Maea Teuhema, Seth Stewart and Andy Dodd, cornerback Saivion Smith and defensive lineman Travonte Valentine and Isaiah Washington. The 5-foot-11, 210-pound Scott's recruitment finished off with him signing with LSU over the likes of Syracuse, Maryland and Tulane.
August 14, 2017

Seven Gators suspended for season opener
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August 13, 2017

Duke's Krzyzewski to have knee replacement surgery
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will undergo total right knee replacement surgery this weekend, the school announced Thursday. Krzyzewski will undergo the procedure at Duke University Hospital. The 70-year-old will likely spend three days in the hospital before being released. Due to Krzyzewski's health situation, the Blue Devils canceled their scheduled exhibition trip to the Dominican Republic. The team was scheduled to leave on Aug. 17. "While it's disappointing that we aren't able to make the Dominican Republic trip, this is a positive development for both our team and myself because it will allow us to be at full strength for the start of practice this fall," Krzyzewski said in a news release. "After three consecutive days of working with the team, it became clear that the condition of my knee wouldn't be sustainable through next season. The best course of action is to correct the problem now rather than later, when our team would be more profoundly impacted." The right knee situation is the latest health situation to plague the coach, who is undergoing his sixth surgery in the past 16 months. He missed seven games last season due to back surgery. The man known as Coach K had his left knee replaced in the spring of 2016. He also has had both hips replaced -- his left in 1999 and the right in 2002. Athletic director Kevin White agreed that the legendary coach needed to get the knee situation addressed now. "Unequivocally, this is the absolute right thing Mike should do, and at precisely the right time," White said in a statement. "Certainly, we know Mike will receive unparalleled medical care here at Duke, and that his recovery will lead him into his 38th season here at full strength. "Once again, that is exactly what Mike, and our team, should do as we head into the 2017-18 season, wherein we are extremely excited to see what the upcoming year brings." Krzyzewski, a Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer, holds the Division I record of 1,071 coaching victories. He had won five national titles at Duke.
August 10, 2017

Miami C Linder leaves team
Miami senior Nick Linder, who has started 21 games at center over the past two seasons, has decided to sit out this season and transfer. Linder will graduate this week, but appears in no hurry to find a new team. He never redshirted and retains a year of eligibility for the 2018 season. Linder started the first nine games of last season before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury. His replacement, Alex Gall, graduated after last season, so the starting center job likely will now fall to junior Tyler Gauthier, who started the final four games of last season.
August 7, 2017

DT Marlon Dunlap transfers from UNC to Florida
UNC sophomore defensive tackle Marlon Dunlap is leaving North Carolina and plans to transfer to Florida this semester. Dunlap (6-foot-4, 300 pounds) attended West Charlotte High School as a four-year starter and played in seven games with four tackles and a sack as a true freshman last season at North Carolina. He was rated as a three-star prospect in the Class of 2016. Florida recruited him but did not provide a scholarship offer that cycle. He will sit out the 2017 campaign per NCAA transfer rules and be able to play with three seasons of eligibility remaining beginning in 218.
August 6, 2017

Oregon State QB Marcus McMaryion leaving
Oregon State quarterback Marcus McMaryion, who started six games for the Beavers last year, has elected to transfer. The decision comes less than a week after coach Gary Andersen named junior college transfer Jake Luton the Beavers' starter headed into the season. McMaryion, a junior, has graduated and has two seasons of eligibility remaining. He will be eligible to play immediately. McMaryion was the co-starter to begin the season in 2015, but eventually settled into the backup job. Last year, he started the final six games of the year -- including wins against Arizona and Oregon to close the season -- and finished 101-of-170 for 1,286 yards with 10 touchdown passes and five interceptions.
August 6, 2017

AdvoCare Classic matchups set

Charleston Classic matchups set

Diamond Head Classic matchups set

NIT Preseason Tournament matchups set

Puerto Rico Classic matchups set

Former Arizona State coach Kush dies
College Football Hall of Famer Frank Kush, who won a school-record 176 games as Arizona State's coach, died on Thursday, the school confirmed. He was 88. Kush served as Sun Devils' coach from 1958-79 before a controversial exit. He also coached the NFL's Colts from 1982-84, the first two years in Baltimore and the final season coming after the franchise's move to Indianapolis. Kush was fired by Arizona State in 1979 due to an incident during a 1978 game in which he punched punter Kevin Rutledge and shook his face mask during a game. There was originally a coverup before some players and assistant coaches supported Rutledge's claims. Then-athletic director Fred Miller cited the coverup as part of the reason for Kush's firing. Kush was 176-54-1 during his 22 seasons with the Sun Devils. During Kush's tenure with the Colts, the franchise drafted John Elway with the No. 1 overall pick in 1983 but the quarterback refused to play for Kush and owner Robert Irsay. Elway was eventually traded to the Denver Broncos. Kush compiled an 11-28-1 record with the Colts. Kush was inducted into the College Hall of Fame in 1995.
July 6, 2017

McKay Wins Golden Spikes Award
Brendan McKay of Louisville is the 2017 Golden Spikes Award winner, given annually to the top amateur baseball player in the United States and presented in partnership between USA Baseball and the Rod Dedeaux Foundation.
June 29, 2017