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.
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.
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.
Dancing is fun. Spring practice is fun. Texas Tech likes to have fun. So, the Red Raiders had a dance contest during spring practice, which resulted in lots of fun. If you don’t think head coach Kliff Kingsbury will still be wearing those sunglasses and that “Too Turnt Up” shirt at weddings in 30 years, well, you’re dead wrong.
Comedian Jon Stewart took a jab at the NCAA and its amateurism model on Thursday night’s episode of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central.
Stewart touched on UConn basketball player Shabazz Napier and his comments that student-athletes are often “starving,” as well as the latest developments in the Northwestern union case. Stewart jokingly made the parallel between unions and the teamwork that largely defines college sports.
When Mississippi State kicks off its season against Southern Miss on Aug. 30, it will do so wearing vintage uniforms to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Scott Field, which will also be memorialized with a patch on the front of the jersey.
The maroon uniform features the words “Hail State” across the chest, a phrase made popular at Mississippi State and taken from the school’s fight song. Instead of players’ names on the back, the adidas-designed threads will feature the word “Bulldogs” below a patch of an outline of the state of Mississippi.
Duke quarterback Brandon Connette will transfer from the Blue Devils program to be closer to his ailing mother, the school announced Thursday.
Connette’s mother, Nancy, was diagnosed with cancer last year. The quarterback, who graduated in December 2013 and is working on a master’s degree in Christian studies, is seeking to move to a school closer to his home of Corona, Calif. He will be immediately eligible due to NCAA graduate transfer rules.
In a statement Connette thanked Duke coach David Cutcliffe and the university for allowing him to seek opportunities elsewhere.
There will be no arrest made in the case involving suspended Missouri receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, the Columbia Tribune reported Thursday.
A Columbia police spokesman told the Tribune that there would be no arrest in the case based on information obtained from an investigation. Green-Beckham was suspended indefinitely earlier this week by Missouri coach Gary Pinkel for a violation of team rules.
Reports had linked Green-Beckham to a burglary that occurred at a Columbia apartment complex over the weekend.
When North Carolina offensive coordinator Blake Anderson left to become the coach at Arkansas State, it was clear from the get-go that Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora would look for someone who had a similar offensive philosophy. Enter Seth Littrell, who had spent the last two seasons as the offensive coordinator at Indiana. Don’t be fooled by the Hoosiers’ 5-7 record in 2013: Indiana put up huge numbers on the offensive side of the ball all season long, averaging 38.4 points per game.
Littrell will be tasked with getting the most out of a UNC team that went 6-6 last year. Quarterback Marquise Williams showed a lot of promise, the skill positions have a lot of upside and if the Tar Heels can find a way to replace the production of tight end Eric Ebron, who left for the NFL Draft, they should be in a good position to make noise in the Coastal division.
SI.com got a chance to have a conversation with Littrell to discuss spring practice, his approach to offense and more.
On his 2010 track “Thank Me Now,” Drake rapped, “I swear sports and music are so synonymous, ‘cause we want to be them, and they want to be us.” There’s truth to that. There are uncanny similarities between the journeys of an athlete and an artist, so it makes sense that the two are able to see eye-to-eye, and maybe even envy each other’s position at times.
The crossover between sports and music can be as subtle as rappers name-dropping athletes in their songs, or the year’s hottest tracks blaring through stadiums as players are warming up. But every once in a while, the connection can become something deeper. That’s what happened in January with the Michigan State football team and Atlanta rapper Rich Homie Quan. It made everyone involved feel some “Type Of Way.”