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Former Mizzou coach Pinkel being treated for cancer again

Former Mizzou coach Pinkel being treated for cancer again

Former Missouri coach Gary Pinkel is receiving treatment for cancer yet again.Pinkel said in an interview with ABC-TV in Columbia, Mo., that he has been undergoing treatments for lymphoma. He was first diagnosed in 2015, but the cancer was thought to be in remission."I'm doing good. I had to get treatment again for the first time in four years. My cancer came out of remission, and so I had treatment last month. I'm doing fine," Pinkel said. "With my type of lymphoma, you'll never be healed. But that's kind of why I retired when I did -- I just wanted to not go back and regret working 85 hours a week, 35 weeks out of the year when I could be doing other things with my family and my eight grandkids."Pinkel, 67, coached at Missouri from 2001-15 after leading Toledo from 1991-2000. He was 191-110-3 overall and guided his teams to 11 bowl appearances."I'm going to battle it. I've got a very positive approach to it, and I'm around a lot of good people that are helping me," Pinkel told ABC.
Georgia dismisses WR Holloman from team

Georgia dismisses WR Holloman from team

Georgia dismissed junior receiver Jeremiah Holloman from the football team on Friday following recent revelations of an alleged assault in 2018."Jeremiah Holloman no longer represents the University of Georgia football program," UGA coach Kirby Smart said in a statement. "We expect every member of our team to uphold the highest standards and values of the University of Georgia and Georgia football. It is disappointing when this does not happen."University police took a report on June 2, 2019, concerning an alleged assault in the early morning hours the day after the spring football game in April 2018.According to the report, Holloman and a woman -- identified by Sports Illustrated as his then-girlfriend -- got into an argument. She alleged Holloman choked her and punched her in the face, leading to six stitches.The victim said she did not want to pursue criminal charges. Campus police forwarded the report to the school's Student Conduct office and the Office of Equal Opportunity.
FAU reinstates QB Robison

FAU reinstates QB Robison

Florida Atlantic has reinstated quarterback Chris Robison from suspension, The Palm Beach Post reported.Robison, who started 11 of 12 games last season for the Owls, was investigated after a student alleged he sexually battered her. He was not charged in the case.The Post reported that the woman later said their time together was consensual and she didn't want to press charges."Chris Robison is currently able to participate in football-related team activities," the university said in a statement.With the suspension, he missed all of FAU's spring practices and team activities. Coach Lane Kiffin never confirmed why he was not with the team."We don't really discuss details on them, but it is what it is," Kiffin said when he announced Robison's suspension March 20. "We're always trying to help kids grow and mature and hold kids to a high standard."
LSU football draws NCAA scrutiny over booster's payment

LSU football draws NCAA scrutiny over booster's payment

The NCAA is looking into the LSU football program because of a $180,000 payment made to the father of a former player, according to a report.The school confirmed to Yahoo Sports that it is cooperating with the NCAA in an "ongoing inquiry" into the payment made by LSU booster John Paul Funes to James Alexander, whose son, Vadal, was a standout offensive lineman for the Tigers from 2012-15.Funes pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal charges of wire fraud and money laundering for embezzling more than $550,000 from Our Lady of the Lake Foundation for his personal use. He was president of the foundation.According to the Baton Rouge Business Report, which cited federal documents, James Alexander received the payout from Funes, who used the foundation funds. The NCAA's investigation has been limited as the case played out in the federal courts."LSU was made aware of specific allegations by Our Lady of the Lake officials in late 2018 and made that information immediately available to the NCAA," said Robert Munson, LSU's senior associate athletic director. "As this is an ongoing inquiry, LSU will have no further comment at this time."
Oklahoma adds QB Vandagriff for 2021

Oklahoma adds QB Vandagriff for 2021

The future continues to look bright at quarterback for Oklahoma as the Sooners landed a commitment Thursday from highly regarded Georgia high school passer Brock Vandagriff.Vandagriff, who announced his decision via Twitter, is set to enter his senior season at Prince Avenue Christian School in Bogart, Georgia.According to ESPN, the 6-foot-3, 200-pounder also had scholarship offers from Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. Vandagriff noted on Twitter that he had an offer from Oregon.
Injured Illinois DE Roundtree moved to Chicago rehab center

Injured Illinois DE Roundtree moved to Chicago rehab center

Illinois defensive end Bobby Roundtree, who suffered a severe spinal injury in a swimming accident last month, has been transferred to a rehabilitation center in Chicago.Illini athletic director Josh Whitman provided an update Tuesday when he spoke to reporters.Roundtree was injured near his hometown of Largo, Fla., and was hospitalized there for a month.Whitman did not name the Chicago rehab center where Roundtree was taken. He is expected to stay there three to six months before returning to the Champaign campus.Illini staff members, including coach Lovie Smith, visited Roundtree in Florida and expect to see him often now that he is closer.
Illinois lands ex-Michigan QB Peters

Illinois lands ex-Michigan QB Peters

Former Michigan quarterback Brandon Peters announced Tuesday that he is transferring to Illinois.Peters will have two years of eligibility remaining. He is expected to compete for Illinois' starting quarterback job this summer.The former top-100 recruit sought a fresh start after falling behind Shea Patterson and Dylan McCaffrey on the Wolverines' depth chart. Peters threw for 680 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions in limited action at Michigan.
Reports: Former Notre Dame RB McIntosh joining Washington State

Reports: Former Notre Dame RB McIntosh joining Washington State

Former Notre Dame running back Deon McIntosh is joining the Washington State program, according to multiple reports on Sunday.McIntosh was dismissed from Notre Dame late in the 2017 season before playing at East Mississippi Community College last season. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining.McIntosh redshirted at Notre Dame in 2016 before rushing for 368 yards and five touchdowns the following season. But he drew the wrath of coach Brian Kelly for an unspecified violation of team rules during Citrus Bowl preparations and later was kicked off the team.
Arkansas coach Morris adds QB commit: his son

Arkansas coach Morris adds QB commit: his son

Four-star quarterback Chandler Morris has committed to play for his father at Arkansas.The son of Razorbacks head coach Chad Morris, he had offers from several top programs, including Clemson, Oklahoma and Auburn.The younger Morris is ranked as the No. 10 dual-threat quarterback prospect in the Class of 2020 by the 247Sports composite.This fall, he will attempt to lead Highland Park in Dallas, near where his father used to coach at SMU, to its fourth straight state title. Last season, he threw for 4,010 yards and 46 touchdowns with six interceptions and scored 20 times on the ground as he rushed for 647 yards.Morris (5-11, 172 pounds) and his father will have something to celebrate this Father's Day weekend. He said his dad was happy when he told him of his commitment a few months ago. He made his decision public on Friday.
Air Force removes top rusher Fagan from team

Air Force removes top rusher Fagan from team

Air Force removed its leading rusher in 2018 from the team."Cole Fagan has been removed from the team pending an ongoing investigation," the Air Force Academy said in a statement.Fagan's profile page has been taken off the Falcons' football website.As a junior in 2018, Fagan rushed for 997 yards and seven touchdowns in 12 games.Troy Garnhart, Air Force's associate athletic director for communications, told The Gazette in Colorado Springs that Fagan was taken off the team in April but would not elaborate on the school-issued statement.
Packers' Rodgers makes big donation to Cal

Packers' Rodgers makes big donation to Cal

Cal announced the creation of the Aaron Rodgers Football Scholarship and plans to renovate the locker room thanks to a "seven-figure" gift from the alumnus and Green Bay Packers quarterback."I'm pleased and proud to make this gift to support Cal football," Rodgers said in a statement on Tuesday. "My years at Cal were among the best years of my life. My time in Berkeley created lasting, unforgettable memories. Coach (Justin) Wilcox was on the coaching staff when I was a Bear, and I am excited about the team's direction with Justin pointing the way. He is a tremendous football coach and an even better role model for his players. I hope that my contribution can help him move this program forward."Rodgers played two seasons at Cal (2003-04) before Green Bay drafted him in the first round in 2005. He passed for 5,469 yards with 43 touchdowns and 13 interceptions and is the school's career leader in passing efficiency (150.3)."What Aaron Rodgers is doing for our team is an absolute blessing," current Cal quarterback Chase Garbers said. "For a man who will go down as one of the greatest football players to ever play the game to make a contribution to our program of this magnitude is incredible. ... The support he is showing is inspiring. It is an absolute thrill to have a former Cal player like Aaron, a guy who we as current players look up to so much, invest in our program."
Maryland adds Clemson transfer LB

Maryland adds Clemson transfer LB

Former Clemson linebacker Shaq Smith has landed at Maryland as a graduate transfer, the Terrapins announced Monday.Smith, who has two years of eligibility remaining, entered the transfer portal last month despite ending spring ball projected as a starter for the defending national champion Tigers. He made 16 tackles, including 2.5 for loss and a sack, in 15 games as a backup last season.Smith, a Baltimore native who completed his high school career at IMG Academy in Florida, had been linked to Maryland since entering the portal. He has a strong relationship with Maryland cornerbacks coach Cory Robinson, who coached Smith for a year in high school in Baltimore.Smith (6-2, 250) redshirted in 2016 and played in 13 games in 2017, tallying 14 tackles and one interception.
Report: Ex-Ball State CB shot, killed

Report: Ex-Ball State CB shot, killed

A former Ball State cornerback who had a brief NFL career was shot and killed in Florida, the Tampa Bay Times reported.The newspaper reported that Eric Patterson, 26, died early Saturday morning following a shooting in a home in his native Tampa.According to the report, Patterson's roommate was awakened by a noise and when he got out of bed to check the source, he found his roommate on the floor and someone else leaving the home.Police told the Times the shooting didn't appear random, but a motive had not been established.His coach at Ball State, Mike Neu, tweeted the news."We are mourning the passing of one of our own, Eric Patterson. We are extremely saddened by this, and we ask that you please keep Eric and his family in your prayers.
Report: Terry Bowden joining Clemson staff as intern

Report: Terry Bowden joining Clemson staff as intern

There reportedly will be another Bowden on the sidelines for Clemson football.The Clemson Insider reported Monday that former Auburn and Akron coach Terry Bowden will serve as an unpaid graduate intern on coach Dabo Swinney's staff this season.The 63-year-old Bowden is working toward a master's degree in athletic leadership.His older brother, Tommy, was Clemson's head from 1999 until 2008, when he was fired six games into the season and replaced by Swinney.Their father, Bobby Bowden, was the head coach at West Virginia (1970-1975) before spending the next 34 seasons at Florida State, winning two national championships.
Ex-Gators S Joiner arrested in wife's 2016 death

Ex-Gators S Joiner arrested in wife's 2016 death

Former Florida Gators safety Tony Joiner was arrested Saturday and faces second-degree murder charges in connection with the 2016 death of his wife.Heyzel Obando, 26, was found dead in her apartment in Fort Myers, Fla., on Valentine's Day in 2016. Her death was ruled a homicide two months later and has gone unsolved for more than three years.The Fort Myers News-Press reported that Joiner, 33, was arrested in Lake Wales, Fla., and booked in the Polk County Jail.
Four-star OL Rivers commits to Hurricanes

Four-star OL Rivers commits to Hurricanes

The Miami Hurricanes received a commitment for their Class of 2020 from four-star recruit Jalen Rivers on Sunday.Rivers, a 6-foot-6, 331-pound offensive tackle from Oakleaf High School in Orange Park, Fla., chose Miami over Alabama, Florida and Georgia, among others."After talking with my family and taking my time to consider all aspects of my decision, I am excited to say that I will be committing and continuing my academic & athletic career at The University of Miami!" Rivers wrote in a tweet announcing his decision.
UTEP's Locksley arrested on DWI, other charges

UTEP's Locksley arrested on DWI, other charges

A Texas-El Paso quarterback faces numerous charges following his arrest Saturday morning.Kai Anthony Locksley was charged with driving while intoxicated, making a terroristic threat, possession of marijuana under two ounces and unlawful carrying of a weapon, according to El Paso County jail records.His father, Mike Locksley, is the football coach at Maryland.
Texas WR Woodward out with broken foot

Texas WR Woodward out with broken foot

Texas wide receiver Al'Vonte Woodward broke his left foot during a voluntary workout and will miss part of the 2019 season."He will undergo surgery next week and is expected to be able to return at some point this fall," the university said in a statement.Woodward was reportedly participating in a player-led 7-on-7 practice when the injury occurred on Thursday.
Texas A&M DB Tucker arrested on assault charge

Texas A&M DB Tucker arrested on assault charge

Texas A&M defensive back Derrick Tucker was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily injury.Brazos County (Texas) court records show he was arrested Thursday in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred on March 24.He was released on $5,000 bond. No other information was available.Tucker was a four-star recruit in the Class of 2017, ranked as the nation's 19th-best safety that year.
Gore Jr. commits to Florida Atlantic

Gore Jr. commits to Florida Atlantic

The son of Buffalo Bills running back Frank Gore will play college football at Florida Atlantic.Frank Gore Jr., who plays at Killian High School in Miami, made the announcement on social media. He is in the Class of 2020.A running back like his father, Gore Jr. is 5-foot-8 and ranked as a three-star prospect on the 247Sports composite. He is listed by the service as the No. 74 running back in the nation.He also had scholarship offers from Kentucky, Southern Mississippi and Chattanooga.The elder Gore played collegiately at Miami (2001-04), but he tweeted his support for his son's choice to play for coach Lane Kiffin at FAU.