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Former Arizona coach claims extortion by former assistant

Former Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez says a claim by his former administrative assistant seeking $7.5 million for sexual harassment is a ”sensationalized tale” created to extort him. His attorneys filed a response to the attorney general of Arizona on Monday. Rodriguez was fired by Arizona on Jan. 2 after the school investigated but could not substantiate the allegations. Article continues ...

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Heisman Trophy-winning QB Weinke to coach RBs for Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Chris Weinke is joining Tennessee’s staff as a running backs coach. Tennessee announced Weinke’s addition to the staff Wednesday. His contract runs through Jan. 31, 2020, and pays him $355,000 annually. Weinke quarterbacked Florida State’s 1999 national championship team and won the Heisman Trophy in 2000. Article continues below … He spent the ...

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Mike Patrick Leaving ESPN – Sports Rants

Longtime ESPN broadcaster Mike Patrick is ending his tenure with the sports media company, according to an official report from ESPN. Patrick began his play-by-play role with ESPN back in 1982 and closed out his run by calling Iowa State’s 21-20 victory over Memphis in the 2017 AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Patrick was a part of the team to broadcast ESPN’s Sunday Night ...

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Fordham’s Edmonds anxious to seize moment at NFL combine

(STATS) – The ankle and hamstring injuries that Fordham running back Chase Edmonds nursed throughout the 2017 season cost him the chance to set the FCS record for career rushing yards. As he prepares for his next challenge – an NFL career – Edmonds feels there was a positive gained from his senior season gone awry. Fordham went 4-7 after ...

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All-Star or All Hype: A Josh Allen Breakdown

Wyoming quarterback, Josh Allen, during the 2016 season. (Ryan Kang/Associated Press) When recent mock drafts and power rankings were released by some of the most well-respected draftniks in the industry, Josh Allen’s name kept appearing early and often. In fact, ESPN’s Mel Kiper mocked the Wyoming product first overall to the Cleveland Browns and NFL Network’s Mike Mayock has him ...

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Purdue bucks downward trend in college football attendance

Buoyed by a turnaround season, Purdue bucked a trend in college football by increasing attendance by more 13,000 fans per game in 2017 — and, in the process, banked an extra $2.5 million in revenue compared with 2016. Attendance at the FBS level was down overall last season by 1,409 fans per game, according to NCAA stats. CBS Sports reported ...

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