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Yale Students Strip Down During Win Over Harvard

'Behold, the bare asses of the brightest young minds in America'

(Newser) - The Yale football team beat Harvard for the first time in a decade Saturday, leading to a display of naked emotion by Bulldog fans—emphasis on naked. With Yale leading 14-7 in the second half, a section of fans stripped completely nude and mooned the field. "Behold, the bare... More »

College Football Player Says He Was Bullied, Forced to Fight

Former University of Virginia player Aidan Howard has sued

(Newser) - A former University of Virginia football player was bullied and harassed by teammates because of his learning disability and seriously injured after being forced to fight another athlete in order to prove his "manliness," according to a federal lawsuit filed against the school this month. Aidan Howard said... More »

College Marching Band Takes a Knee, Station Won't Air Game

ESPN radio affiliate says it won't air East Carolina U's game because of anthem protest

(Newser) - In what its parent company's CEO is calling a "protest to a protest," ESPN affiliate radio station 101.1 FM (WFAY) is turning its back on broadcasting East Carolina University's football game Saturday against South Florida after members of the ECU marching band took a knee... More »

Navy Brings Student Out of Stands to Play QB

OK, so he's technically on the team...

(Newser) - When starter Tago Smith went out with an injury in the first half of Navy's game Saturday against Fordham, the team literally pulled a student out of the stands to play quarterback, USA Today reports. Granted that student, Malcolm Perry, is technically the team's fourth-string quarterback, but still.... More »

Tide Beat Clemson for National Title

Bold Saban call turns game for Alabama

(Newser) - Alabama needed it all to win the toughest national title game it had ever played during the Nick Saban dynasty. All of its power. All of its speed. Even one gutsy trick. Derrick Henry, OJ Howard, and Kenyan Drake hit No. 1 Clemson with long touchdowns, and Alabama outlasted the... More »

Study Finds Rapes Go Up on College Football Days

A 28% increase on game days at Division I Football Bowl Subdivision schools

(Newser) - Researchers have found a correlation between Division I football games and increased reports of rape—and they frame the evidence of that link as "robust." The December working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research used local-area crime data from the FBI to estimate that football games... More »

A Heisman Shift: Running Back Wins It

Alabama's Derrick Henry takes honor, busting string of QBs

(Newser) - Derrick Henry has won the Heisman Trophy, becoming just the third running back to take college football's top honor in the past 16 years. The 6-foot-3, 242-pound Henry broke Herschel Walker's Southeastern Conference record with 1,986 yards rushing and matched an SEC mark with 23 touchdowns, leading... More »

QB Doug Flutie's Parents Die an Hour Apart

'They say you can die of a broken heart,' he says

(Newser) - "They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it," football great Doug Flutie said in a Facebook post on Wednesday after his mother and father died within an hour of each other after 56 years of marriage. The 53-year-old Heisman Trophy winner says his... More »

Notre Dame Tutor Made Students Have Sex With Daughter: Suit

Black plaintiff says sex trysts were 'racially motivated,' 'demeaning'

(Newser) - A black University of Notre Dame student says he was the victim of a "manipulative and predatory scheme" in which a white school employee coerced him into a sexual relationship with her daughter, the South Bend Tribune reports. A lawsuit filed against the school and the employee also alleges... More »

Ohio State Quarterback Arrested, Suspended

He was allegedly operating a vehicle while intoxicated

(Newser) - The quarterback for the number-one college football team in the country will miss his next game after he was arrested while allegedly trying to avoid a DUI checkpoint early Saturday, ESPN reports. Ohio State's JT Barrett was cited for misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated near campus and received... More »

Michigan Athletic Director: No More Death Threats Against Punter

Blake O'Neill is vilified online after botched play

(Newser) - The athletic director at the University of Michigan had to take the unusual step Sunday of writing an open letter to fans asking them to stop the "vicious" online attacks on the school's punter. The move follows a stunning botched punt by Blake O'Neill on the final... More »

Blind Football Player Takes Practice Field for USC

'He's out here working his butt off'

(Newser) - Eighteen-year-old Jake Olson may be blind, but that's not stopping him from seeing his dream of taking the football field for the USC Trojans come true. Olson, who was born with cancer of the retina, lost his left eye at 10 months old and his right eye when he... More »

Kent State's Female Kicker Makes Her Point

April Goss becomes the second woman in NCAA history to score

(Newser) - Her kick wasn't perfect, but that hardly mattered to April Goss. When she finally got her big chance, Goss made her point—and history. A four-year member of Kent State's team, Goss kicked an extra point in the first half yesterday in a 45-13 win over Delaware State,... More »

Another FSU Player Charged With Punching a Woman

Dalvin Cook suspended from the team amid investigation

(Newser) - This is unfortunately not a repeat of an earlier story : A football player for Florida State University faces charges of punching a woman in the face at a bar. This time it's Dalvin Cook, a 19-year-old sophomore running back, reports the Tallahassee Democrat . Police say he punched the woman... More »

College Football Recruiting Site Eyes 6th-Graders

Rivals.com says 105-pound QB is 'incredibly composed' and 'very polished'

(Newser) - College football recruiting site Rivals.com is watching Tyson Thornton and Daron Bryden . Tyson, it said in a recent talent report , has "great explosiveness and surprisingly good body control for a kid his size and age," while Daron (who once beat NFL QB Matt Hasselbeck in an accuracy... More »

89 Fires Reported After Buckeyes' Big Win

Ohio State opens post-BCS era with 42-20 win

(Newser) - "This will go down as one of the great stories in college football history," coach Urban Meyer said after the Ohio State Buckeyes won the first College Football Playoff National Championship last night, beating the Oregon Ducks 42-20 in Arlington, Texas. The Buckeyes overcame two injured Heisman contenders... More »

Auburn Football Player Shot Dead

Jakell Mitchell killed in early morning apartment shooting

(Newser) - Alabama police are seeking a suspect in the shooting death of Auburn University freshman football player Jakell Mitchell, who was shot early today at the Tiger Lodge apartment complex, reports AL.com . After police responded at 12:25am to the shooting, Mitchell was taken to the emergency room, where he... More »

Oregon's Mariota Wins Heisman

Junior QB Marcus Mariota was pretty much a foregone conclusion

(Newser) - Oregon State quarterback Marcus Mariota collected the Heisman Trophy last night in something of both a landslide and a foregone conclusion: The junior, who ESPN describes as "a pinpoint passer with wide receiver speed," racked up the second-highest percentage of votes ever with nearly 91%—obliterating runner-up Melvin... More »

NCAA Lifts Penn State Sex-Abuse Sanctions

George Mitchell's report says school is making progress

(Newser) - The NCAA today lifted the on-the-field sanctions placed on the Penn State football team for the Jerry Sandusky scandal, including immediately eliminating the postseason ban and restoring scholarships. Penn State was halfway through a 4-year postseason ban handed down during the summer of 2012. The NCAA rescinded some of the... More »

USC Footballer Quits, Calls Coach Racist

Steve Sarkisian calls claim 'ridiculous'

(Newser) - Steve Sarkisian has yet to coach a single football game at USC, but the new head coach is having a seriously awful preseason. Just after a star player fabricated a hero tale about himself, Trojans senior Anthony Brown has quit the team and taken to social media to call Sarkisian... More »

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