Posted April 14, 2014

Clemson quarterback Chad Kelly dismissed for ‘conduct detrimental to program’

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Chad Kelly had been in a three-way race with Deshaun Watson and Cole Stoudt to start at quarterback. (Tyler Smith/Getty)

Clemson quarterback Chad Kelly has been dismissed from the football program, the school announced on Monday. The news was first reported by

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Posted April 14, 2014

Michigan student task force releases inquiry into expulsion of Brendan Gibbons

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Michigan failed to explain a delay in a sexual assault case involving an ex-football player. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan failed to explain a lengthy delay between the alleged sexual assault of a student by a former Wolverines football player and the player’s expulsion last December, the university’s Central Student Government announced on Sunday. A student task force from Michigan’s CSG examined the case surrounding former kicker Brendan Gibbons, who was expelled from the university in December following his alleged involvement in a reported sexual assault on Nov. 22, 2009, when Gibbons was a freshman.

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Posted April 14, 2014

Spring Game Roundup: Notre Dame QB spot still unsettled; Florida unveils offense

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Everett Golson passed for 154 yards and ran for a score in Notre Dame’s spring scrimmage. (Robin Alam/Icon SMI)

With spring games occurring across the country, distills the top news and notes from the weekend’s games.

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Posted April 13, 2014

Ohio State’s spring game offers little insight, but Urban Meyer sees progress

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Running back Bri'onte Dunn (25) is mobbed by teammates after scoring a TD during Ohio State's spring game. (Khris Hale/Icon SMI)

Ohio State RB Bri’onte Dunn (25) receives congratulations after scoring in the spring game. (Khris Hale/Icon SMI)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Spring games feature about as much structure as a backyard game of 500, where the kid throwing basically makes up the rules as he goes along (heavy on the “Dead or Alive” and “Mystery Box” yells). As a result, it’s hard to take too much away from them.

In the case of Ohio State and coach Urban Meyer, little was resolved and much was left open until the fall as the Gray team beat the Scarlet team, 17-7, in front of 61,058 at Ohio Stadium on Saturday. The most competitive aspect of the day occurred before the scrimmage even started, when Meyer led the team in the Circle Drill and the roster formed a giant “O” over the existing “O” at midfield.

Running back Ezekiel Elliott resisted freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillan’s push as best he could and was frustrated when McMillan started to gain ground, ending in a frustration spar. Both backup quarterbacks, Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett, were given multiple chances to go one-on-one, with Jones outmuscling the redshirt freshman from Wichita Falls, Texas.

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Posted April 12, 2014

Video: Bo Pelini holds up a cat at Nebraska’s spring game

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Bo Pelini appeared to be on the hot seat near the end of last season, but in one of the offseason’s biggest surprises the Nebraska coach is winning over the internet. And as we all know, winning online hearts is the first step to winning actual real human hearts. (Pelini’s contract was extended through 2018 in March.)

Before the Cornhuskers’ spring game on Saturday, Pelini entered with a cat, as a not-so-subtle hat tip to @FauxPelini. This wasn’t the first time Pelini acknowledged his Twitter alter ego. He asked for his cat back during the BCS national championship.

Life is just so weird right now.

Posted April 11, 2014

Photos: Florida State releases new-look football uniforms entering the 2014 season

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Florida State’s famed pregame ritual, in which Chief Osceola rides Renegade onto the field and spikes a flaming spear into the turf, has become one of college football’s most recognizable stadium traditions. Now, it will become an integral part of the Seminoles’ on-field look.

The defending national champions unveiled new uniforms on Friday which use the Seminole tribe’s symbols for arrow, man on horse (which, conveniently, looks an awful lot like a lowercase ‘f’) and fire. “The power of that [pregame] symbolism was part of the story,” Todd Van Horne, Nike’s football design director, told

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Posted April 11, 2014

Missouri dismisses wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham from Tigers’ football program

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Receiver Dorial-Green Beckham has been dismissed from Missouri’s football team. (Denny Medley/USA Today Sports)

Missouri has dismissed wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham from its football program, the school announced on Friday.

Green-Beckham, the former top-ranked overall prospect in the class of 2012, was suspended indefinitely earlier this week for a violation of team rules. The suspension was reportedly linked to an alleged burglary at a Columbia apartment complex.

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Posted April 11, 2014

Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham releases statement, to enter counseling

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Dorial Green-Beckham led all Missouri receivers last season with 59 catches and 12 touchdowns.

Dorial Green-Beckham led all Missouri receivers last year with 59 catches and 12 touchdowns. (John Bazemore/AP)

After being suspended indefinitely on Monday for a violation of team policies, Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham released a statement through his father John Beckham to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch saying that he would be entering counseling. Green-Beckham was allegedly involved in an altercation with his girlfriend and two other women late Saturday night, but police said they would not be making any arrests.

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Posted April 11, 2014

We Talkin’ ‘Bout Spring Practice: Wisconsin QB shuffle; Alabama CB injured

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Safety turned quarterback Tanner McEvoy (17) could see plenty of first-team reps this spring. (Dan Sanger/Icon SMI)

With spring football taking place across the country, Campus Union has decided to round up all of the important news and notes from each week in practice.

• Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave will miss the remainder of spring practice due to a nagging shoulder injury. Coach Gary Andersen spoke about the injury during Wednesday’s Big Ten spring teleconference.

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Posted April 11, 2014

Jamal Brown continues his remarkable journey by committing to Western Michigan

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Jamal Brown’s second visit to Western Michigan’s campus was his best one. The class of 2015 defensive back out of Wendell Phillips Academy in Chicago left the Broncos’ spring practice last weekend with a scholarship offer from head coach P.J. Fleck, the latest step in Brown’s remarkable personal journey.

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