Oklahoma State reportedly in trouble
Sports Illustrated is reportedly set to begin publishing a series of articles alleging a slew of NCAA violations by the Oklahoma State football program. The infractions include payments made to players by coaches and boosters and academic fraud, according to The Oklahoman. The report also is supposed to feature claims former Cowboys and current West Virginia assistant coach Joe DeForest put together a program that rewarded players with payments as recently as 2011. It also reportedly includes claims hostesses greeting recruits offered the prospective athletes drugs and sex. Oklahoma State released a statement Saturday in which school president Burns Hargis said the university would "investigate the accuracy of the allegations and take all appropriate action."
Shady's back, tell a friend…
Rapper and Detroit native Eminem stopped by the ESPN booth during halftime of the Notre Dame-Michigan game Saturday night to promote his new song, 'Berzerk.' He was interviewed by announcers Kirk Herbstreit and Brent Musburger. In what can only be described as one of the most bizarre college football halftime interviews, Herbstreit and Musburger watched as the musician spent the first minute of the interview rocking back-and-forth with his eyes bulging as they asked questions about his new album. "What are you most excited about with this new album," Herbstreit asked. "Nothing," said Eminem. Musburger ended the interview by asking Eminem, "Will the [Detroit] Lions cover 4 1/2 tomorrow against Minnesota?" The rapper responded, "I'm not sure, man."
This and that
Wisconsin's 48-0 win over Tennessee Tech Saturday was the second straight shutout for the Badgers. It's the first time since 1958 that the program has opened a season with back-to-back shutouts. The last time a team from the Big Ten opened the season with back-to-back shutouts was Ohio State in 1963.
Michigan State DE Shilique Calhoun returned an interception 56 yards for a score Saturday against USF. It was the sophomore's third defensive touchdown this season, making him the first Spartan defensive player to score three touchdowns in one season since 1999.
After two weeks, home teams hold an impressive 116-31 (79 percent) record.
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