Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer
ACC commissioner John Swofford said he does not know which way the conference scheduling vote will go once it is taken. If the vote is deadlocked at 7-7, the conference would remain at eight conference games. "It's very hard to handicap that because of the closeness of the actual votes and the straw votes that we've had over the years on this issue," Swofford said. "The only prediction I would make is whatever the vote is, it's probably going to be close unless we end up voting on something that's a little different than what's on the table at the moment."
Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer
Baylor DB Travon Blanchard is expected to miss the Bears' Sept. 2 opener against Northwestern State after undergoing minor knee surgery today. Blanchard is one of the team's best players and leaders on defense. Expect senior Patrick Levels to fill in for Blanchard in the hybrid "Bear" safety/linebacker role.
Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer
ACC commissioner John Swofford said Wednesday the ongoing discussion about future conference scheduling would be on the agenda when the athletic directors meet again in October, but was unsure whether a vote would be taken. ADs must decide by December whether to stay at eight conference games with the addition of two Power 5 nonconference games, or move to nine conference games plus one Power 5 nonconference opponent. The ACC would begin using the new scheduling model in 2019, when the ACC Network debuts.
Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer
Florida State's second scrimmage was just average, coach Jimbo Fisher said. Before camp opened, Fisher talked about the need for the players around Deondre Francois to step up, but Fisher wasn't enthusiastic about the receivers Wednesday. He said right now they have bodies at the position they can throw to but not options. Fisher has been hard on his receivers the last two seasons.
Finebaum critical of Harbaugh after Solomon decommits
Paul Finebaum places blame on U-M football coach Jim Harbaugh for losing recruit Aubrey Solomon, who suddenly decommitted from Michigan.
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
ESPN has obtained a copy of this letter, dated July 25, that UConn president Susan Herbst sent Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby expressing the school's "strong interest" in joining the Big 12.
Kevin Gemmell ESPN Staff Writer
The Pullman Police Dept. confirmed that Washington State safety Shalom Luani was arrested early Wednesday morning and booked on second-degree felony assault chargers for allegedly breaking the nose of a 20-year-old man during an altercation at a Dominos Pizza. Luani was all-conference honorable mention in 2015 and finished third on the team with 90 tackles. The arrest comes on the heels of an investigation involving multiple WSU football players for another alleged assault at a house party. Cmdr. Chris Tennant of the Pullman Police Dept. said he hopes that investigation will be wrapped up this week.
Howard still bitter over U-M's loss to MSU
Desmond Howard is not the happiest person in the room when he has to relive Michigan losing to Michigan State in the form of Legos.
Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer
Maryland has just named Perry Hills as its starting QB. The Terps' passing game struggled last year -- when Hills started eight games -- but Hills can at least make plays with his feet and adds another dimension to the offense.