Truth & Rumors: August 10, 2006
Posted: Thursday August 10, 2006 10:07AM; Updated: Thursday August 10, 2006 11:23AM
Rhett Bomar said that three Division I-A schools have contacted him: North Texas, Texas Christian and Houston. He visited Houston this week, but TCU has backed off. He would have to sit out a year if he were to attend a Division I-A university because of NCAA rules, and he would probably face a suspension when he is again eligible to play.
Peyton Manning has pledged a $1 million gift to the University of Tennessee athletics department in a letter he wrote to school officials last month.
James Harden, a swingman from Southern California who is ranked among the top recruits in the nation, said Wednesday that he plans to sign a basketball letter of intent with Arizona State.
Ohio State coach Jim Tressel suspended junior tight end Marcel Frost for the 2006 season for a violation of team rules.
Auburn interim president Ed Richardson Thursday will announce initial findings of the university's investigation into the sociology department and its directed-studies courses. Auburn launched an internal investigation after sociology professor James Gundlach alleged, with data in hand, that department chair Thomas Petee was giving out A's for little or no work.
Kansas State had a glut at QB when coach Ron Prince arrived. Now, the glut is nearly gutted. A third quarterback, sophomore Allan Evridge, has left the Wildcats' program.
Georgia Tech starting fullback Mike Cox injured his left shoulder Wednesday and might have to miss the season opener Sept. 2 against Notre Dame. Coach Chan Gailey said there's a 60 percent chance Cox will be able to play.