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Freeze's fall at Ole Miss partially traced to Nutt's suit
The man who Hugh Freeze replaced as Mississippi's football coach was at least partially responsible for Freeze's stunning downfall Thursday night. It was a recently filed civil lawsuit from Houston Nutt — who coached Ole Miss from 2008 to '11 — against the university that unearthed the phone records that eventually revealed Freeze's school-issued cellphone had dialed an escort service on at least one occasion in 2016. Freeze resigned on Thursday after university officials found that the coach engaged in a "pattern of personal misconduct" that was unacceptable. The 47-year-old — who was making more than $5 million per year — will receive no buyout, according to Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork.
ESPN to air documentary series on Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck
P.J. Fleck was introduced as Minnesota’s head coach in January. Gather your oars, P.J. Fleck is coming to your television screen later this summer. ESPN announced Thursday it will air a four-part series documenting Fleck in the lead up to his first season as the head coach at Minnesota.
Michigan's Garrett Moores taking repeat bid for Holder of the Year very seriously (Video)
Michigan’s Garrett Moores is looking to win one of college football’s most prestigious awards for the second year in a row. Moores won the Holder of the Year Award last year and gave an incredibly moving acceptance speech. Here is my full acceptance speech for the 2016 Mortell Holder of the Year Award.
Baylor DB Travon Blanchard arrested on family violence charges
As Matt Rhule was winning Big 12 media days on Tuesday, one of his players was generating an all-too-familiar headline. Bears defensive back Travon Blanchard was arrested Tuesday night on family violence charges. He was released later Tuesday night on $6,000 bond. Blanchard was arrested in Waco, but the warrant for his arrest originated out of Fort Bend County, near Houston. Blanchard’s attorney Michelle Tuegel made a statement late Tuesday evening, saying, “we look forward to representing Travon and bringing out the truth in court.” Blanchard was suspended from the program before Tuesday’s arrest, and Rhule said Tuesday (before news of the arrest broke) that his status remain unchanged. “Travon
Ed Orgeron deserves patience while rebuilding LSU's football program
LSU Tigers 's floor is nowhere as close to as low as it was during the Curley Hallman and Gerry DiNardo years, but the rebuilding effort for first-year full-time coach Ed Orgeron will still be a challenging. Consider LSU a "fixer-upper," comparable to the challenges that Chip and Joanna Gaines take on seemingly every night on HGTV. The bones are good, but cosmetically, there are some issues. The offense should be in good hands with first-year coordinator Matt Canada, who will bring a more dynamic approach to a unit that became stale under former coach Les Miles and coordinator Cam Cameron. "We are very excited to have Matt Canada as an offensive coordinator," Orgeron said at SEC Media Days.
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Is Tre Jones a lock to follow in his brother's footsteps at Duke?
Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer Close Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Follow on Twitter NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C -- If you wanted to find Mike Krzyzewski at the Nike Peach Jam last week, one place to start was on whichever court Tre Jones' Howard
Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino spent the day evaluating prospects at the Under Armour All-American camp in Philadelphia
University of Louisville basketball coach was back on the road on Thursday. Pitino was recruiting at the Under Armour All-American Camp in Philadelphia with assistant coaches Kenny Johnson and Jordan Fair. The trio of U of L coaches saw a bunch of prospects, including Louisville commitment Anfernee Simons
Providence College basketball teams host free basketball clinic
Providence, RI (WPRI) – The Providence College men's and women's basketball team hosted a free basketball clinic at Corliss Park on Thursday.
Iowa State adds ODU's Talley as grad transfer
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has added Zoran Talley, last season's Conference USA Sixth Man of the Year, as a graduate transfer. The Cyclones announced Thursday that Talley, a 6-foot-7 forward who averaged 11.3 points in 2016-17 for Old Dominion, will join the team after he graduates in August. Talley