Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts, who lost his starting job to Tua Tagovailoa after leading the Crimson Tide to a national championship in 2016, announced on The Players' Tribune on Wednesday that he will transfer to Oklahoma.
Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, a finalist to become the next Maryland coach, was named Tuesday as the winner of the Broyles Award, given annually to the top Football Bowl Subdivision assistant coach.
The Ravens clearly are intrigued enough by Lamar Jackson to bring in the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback in for a pre-draft visit. But that doesn't mean they are taking him with the 16th overall pick.
With Pat Summitt's death Tuesday morning at age 64, that is how Briana Hutchen chose to remember her: as the icon whose goodness as a person and greatness as a coach prompted a postgame standing ovation in an opposing gym and a beeline of rival players to approach her and say: "As a little girl, I always wanted to play for Tennessee."
College and professional coaches have long understood the importance of what is popularly called "team chemistry" or "team culture." These days, the science of gauging a team's dynamic has become increasingly sophisticated and the practice of hiring consultants more common.
On Monday morning, Justin Beck sat in a chair in Bowie State coach Darrell Brooks' office, taking stock of the season after a weekend win pushed the Bulldogs above .500 in Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association play. On Wednesday, Bowie State (13-9) faces Virginia Union, another league rival. In between, Beck knew, was a 12-mile trip Tuesday to College Park for another star-studded affair. Only on this night, the big names in attendance — Melo Trimble, Diamond Stone, Rasheed Sulaimon
Among a group of four finalists that included the defending national champion (Alabama), the 2014 national champion (Florida State) and a school that recruits as well as either (Mississippi), the Maryland football team came in second for St. John's College (D.C.) star Terrell Hall's letter of intent Wednesday. Never had a runner-up finish seemed at once so insignificant and important.
With safety Matt Elam, the Ravens' 2013 first-round NFL draft, pick headed for injured reserve, the team must count on players like Brynden Trawick, Nick Perry, Anthony Levine, and perhaps Terrence Brooks to push projected starters Kendrick Lewis and Will Hill.
With his brother Jim Harbaugh catching heat around the country for holding ¿satellite camps¿ across the country with his University of Michigan coaching staff, John Harbaugh came to his defense Wednesday.
Rasheed Sulaimon is going to play basketball for the University of Maryland. http He is a very good basketball player and will likely help the Terps in their quest for a national championship, but he comes with a troubling cloud hanging over his head. Mr. Sulaimon was dismissed in January from Duke University's basketball program for "unspecified reasons" and had earlier been accused of sexual assault.
Nick Perry, a safety, and Trey DePriest, an inside linebacker, are products of the University of Alabama, the alma mater of Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and a frequent source of Ravens defensive talent. They play positions where undrafted players frequently stick on the Ravens roster.
"You look at the discussions and the things that are being talked about nationally, the excitement, it's a 180-degree turn from the conversations that were going on a year ago," Penn State coach and former Maryland offensive coordinator James Franklin said Thursday.
Three Maryland natives will have an opportunity to impress NFL teams next week at the College Gridiron Showcase in Arlington, Texas, an all-star game that features prominent players from programs such as Alabama, Auburn and Texas.
Thirteen weeks into the regular season, C.J. Mosley's 110 tackles lead the Ravens and are tied for sixth in the NFL. He is the only NFL defender who has posted at least 80 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, forced one fumble and recovered another.