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 South Florida WR Sterling Griffin Out For Season With Knee Injury

Tough and all too familiar news for USF junior receiver Sterling Griffin, who will miss the rest of the 2012 season after injuring his right knee in the second quarter of the Bulls' 32-31 win at Nevada on Saturday.

Griffin, who watched practice on crutches Monday morning, is eligible for a medical redshirt and, having missed the entire 2010 season recovering from a broken ankle,... [Read More]
 Big East Looking To Expand To 14 Teams

New Big East commissioner Mike Aresco confirmed Thursday that the conference wants to add a 14th member for football, and is planning to have a championship game after next season.Aresco spoke with reporters Thursday night before Connecticut's football game with Massachusetts."We're looking at a 14th," he said. "I'm not talking about which ones. There are some obvious candidates,... [Read More]
 Big East Hire Former CBS Sports Executive Mike Aresco As Commissioner

The Big East has hired CBS executive vice president Mike Aresco to be commissioner of a conference now in rebuilding mode.Aresco has been a vice president in charge of programming for CBS since 1996. He's handled the network's contract negotiations with the NCAA for the rights to the men's basketball tournament. He also negotiated CBS's 15-year deal with the Southeastern Conference.Aresco, a... [Read More]
 Louisville Reviever Michael Harris Tears ACL And Is Out For The Season

Louisville wide receiver Michaelee Harris will miss the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.Coach Charlie Strong said Harris was injured in practice Thursday.Harris tore his right ACL in December and had been attempting to fully recover in time for the season opener against Kentucky on Sept. 2. The sophomore from Miami was the team's second-leading receiver last... [Read More]
 Pitt Suspends OL Juantez Hollins, WR Chris Davis

University of Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst has suspended two players and announced the transfer of a backup quarterback. Chryst suspended junior offensive lineman Juantez Hollins for the 2012 season due to a “violation of team policy.” Hollins played in 13 games last year and started in seven. Hollins will remain a member of the team. In addition, incoming freshman receiver Chris Davis was... [Read More]
 Big East Reportedly Looking To Have "Champions Bowl"

The Big East Conference has discussed starting a new bowl game for its champion, likely in Florida, starting with the 2014 season, according to sources at Big East Media Days in Newport, R.I. The conference is seeking a commissioner, a new television deal and a place for its champion after essentially losing its place as an automatic qualifier with the new postseason format. As opposed to an... [Read More]
 Pittsburgh To Pay $7.5 Million To Leave Big East In July 2013

Pittsburgh's bitter breakup with the Big East finally has an official separation date.Pitt and the conference announced Wednesday that the school will pay $7.5 million to join Syracuse in leaving the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference on July 1, 2013. The Big East reached a similar deal with Syracuse earlier this week.The agreement with Pitt includes the $5 million the school already paid... [Read More]
 South Florida Sophomore WR Jordan Duval Arrested After Stealing IPhone

USF football player Jordan Duval, a sophomore walk-on receiver from Tampa, was arrested Friday night on a felony charge of grand theft, accused by campus police of stealing an iPhone from the basketball courts at USF's Campus Recreation Center. Duval, 20, was arrested at 9:17 p.m. and booked into county jail at 11:43, then released at 4:16 a.m. Saturday on $2,000 bond. The Hillsborough High... [Read More]
 Former Rutgers Coach Frank Burn Dies At 84

Frank Burns, who played for Rutgers and went on to become the school's all-time winningest coach, has died. He was 84.The university announced the death on Saturday night, but provided no other details.Burns played quarterback for Rutgers from 1945-48, finishing with 30 touchdown passes. He coached the Scarlet Knights for 11 seasons from 1973-83, compiling a 78-43-1 record."Coach Burns led... [Read More]
 Big East Only AQ Conference Without A Tie-In To A Major Bowl

Big East interim commissioner Joe Bailey told on Friday he has no concerns about his league getting into high-level bowl games or the future four-team playoff despite access questions that have cropped up this week. The recent news that the ACC has renewed its partnership with the Discover Orange Bowl means the Big East remains the only conference among the current top six without a... [Read More]
 USF Gives Coach Skip Holtz A Contract Extension

USF coach Skip Holtz has signed a contract extension through the 2017 season that will pay him $2 million annually, the school announced Friday. Holtz is going into his third season with the Bulls, having gone 13-12 in his first two years. His previous deal was set to expire in 2014. Should Holtz decide to leave USF before Dec. 8, 2013, he would have to pay a $1 million buyout. That number goes... [Read More]
 Ex Rutgers Players Eric LeGrand To Be Honored At ESPYS

Paralyzed Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand has been selected to receive the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYS next month.LeGrand suffered a spinal cord injury in a game against Army in 2010. Initially told he would be a quadriplegic and would remain on a ventilator, the defensive tackle is now breathing on his own and can stand upright with the aid of a metal frame."I can relate to... [Read More]
 Pitt FB Derrick Burns Suffers A Stroke At 20 Years Old Ending His Career

Pitt reserve fullback Derrick Burns suffered a stroke and his football career is over, his father told a local television station Wednesday. Burns' dad, Dan, told KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, "Found a mass, a blood clot in the back of his head, and a small one on the left side which caused a stroke and left his right side weak." Burns, a 20-year-old redshirt sophomore, had only played in one... [Read More]
 USF Starting DT Cory Grissom Has A Broken Ankle

South Florida starting defensive tackle Cory Grissom broke his ankle during spring practice Monday and will undergo surgery later this week. Grissom had been having an outstanding spring as one of the veteran anchors of the Bulls' defensive line. Last season, Grissom had 38 tackles, six for loss, and 1½ sacks. His coaches believe he can improve upon those numbers in 2012. USF does have depth at... [Read More]
 Temple Football To Join Big East In 2012

Nearly a decade after Temple's moribund football program was pushed out of the Big East, the revitalized Owls are rejoining the conference -- and bringing along their potent men's basketball team.The school will move to the Big East for football next season and all other sports in 2013."We didn't deserve, truthfully, to be in the football competition in those years. But it's hard to get... [Read More]
 Syracuse WR Marcus Sales Reinstated

Syracuse receiver Marcus Sales is back on the football team after serving a season-long suspension for his arrest on drug charges, coach Doug Marrone said Friday.Those charges were dropped in October, paving the way for Sales to make his return."He's on the football team," Marrone said during a news conference to discuss Syracuse's upcoming schedule. "He's enrolled in school with... [Read More]
 S Jerome Junior Leaves UConn

Connecticut safety Jerome Junior has been suspended from the team and is no longer enrolled at the school.The university said Thursday that Junior was suspended for a violation of team rules, but did not divulge any details.The school says Junior, who would have been a fifth-year senior next season, is no longer enrolled at UConn and will not be in school next fall.Junior was fourth on the team... [Read More]
 Memphis Joining Big East Next Year

The Big East will announce Wednesday that Memphis is joining the conference in all sports in 2013.Outgoing Memphis athletic director R.C. Johnson confirmed to that the official call with the Big East to accept the invitation from commissioner John Marinatto will take place at 1 p.m. ET.A news conference will follow in Memphis.Details of any exit fee for Conference USA or entry fee will... [Read More]
 West Virginia Cancels Florida State Game

West Virginia has decided to cancel its Sept. 8 football game at Florida State.School officials informed Florida State late Friday they would pay a $350,000 escape fee to shelve the trip.Florida State athletic director Randy Spetman said Saturday he's disappointed that West Virginia would not honor the first half of a home-and-home agreement that calls for Florida State to visit Morgantown,... [Read More]
 Kyle Flood Takes Over At Rutgers

After a hasty search, Rutgers found a replacement for Greg Schiano in one of his proteges.Longtime assistant Kyle Flood is getting his first shot at running a college football program, replacing his former boss with the Scarlet Knights.Rutgers promoted Flood to head coach on Tuesday, five days after Schiano left to become coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- and one day before high school players... [Read More]
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