Posted: Wednesday July 26, 2006 10:27AM; Updated: Wednesday July 26, 2006 10:27AM
Texas coach Mack Brown readily admits he wants to play just one quarterback. He just doesn't know when redshirt freshman Colt McCoy or true freshman Jevan Snead will emerge as the clear favorite. But even if one emerges as the go-to guy, Brown said he'll play the other to gain experience in case of injuries.
Miami wide receiver Ryan Moore is still under suspension for violating team rules, coach Larry Coker said, but has done everything he was supposed to in the offseason and could be reinstated for the opener, though the decision has not been made.
Larry Coker said Willie Williams, a reserve to weak-side starter Jon Beason, is still on scholarship and wouldn't reveal the schools he is exploring in search of more playing time. He said he would ''consider'' taking him back. Coker added that Beason and quarterback Kyle Wright's outright condemnation of Williams' actions would play into any decisions.
Kevin Love, perhaps the nation's top prospect from the high school basketball recruiting landscape, pledged an oral commitment to UCLA, spurning the North Carolina and all but ending a feverish recruiting process that has spanned years.
Tennessee officials are closely monitoring an investigation that has turned up the name of UT football signee Lee Smith. The Knoxville News-Sentinel and WBIR-TV reported Tuesday that an assistant high school principal, Kimberly Kallenberg, had been suspended while officials look into allegations of grade fixing and an inappropriate relationship with a student.
Sophomore guard Domonic Tilford is leaving the University of Cincinnati basketball program. He hasn't decided what school he will attend next season. UC is expected to announce that Poland native Adam Hrycaniuk, a 6-10, 230-pound forward from Trinity Valley (Texas) College, will join the Bearcats for the 2006-07 season.
The Atlantic Coast Conference will begin a partnership with the Orange Bowl this season, marking the first time since the 1950s that the ACC has had a tie-in with such a high-profile bowl game. The winner of the ACC championship game will play in the Orange Bowl unless that team ends the season ranked No. 1 or No. 2, therefore qualifying to play in the BCS title game.
ACC commissioner John Swofford said his league is all but set to entrust Jacksonville with its football championship game for 2007 and 2008, and perhaps beyond.
If local organizers get their wish, Atlanta will join New Orleans, Orlando, Phoenix and San Diego as two-bowl towns as early as 2007. Atlanta Sports Council president Gary Stokan has entered into discussions with the ACC about sending a second team to the city for a new college football bowl game, two people familiar with the situation told the Journal-Constitution on Tuesday. The matchup being discussed would pit the eighth bowl-eligible ACC team against a lower-tier Big Ten opponent.
Former Butler men's basketball coach Barry Collier is one of three finalists for the university's athletic director position, the chairman of the search committee confirmed Tuesday.