Pete Thamel

Pete Thamel

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The 2021 postseason eligible WAC schools -- ACU, Lamar, Sam Houston, SFA, -- will be joined by Central Arkansas, Eastern Kentucky and Jacksonville State for next season only. They will be known as the AQ7 as part of the WAC-ASUN Challenge.

Hoping the basketball Gods give us two more of those Michigan-OSU games in March.

Sources: USC is finalizing the hire of LSU’s Jeff Martin, who served as Lead Personnel Analyst/Player Development. This marks another big hire as USC continues to build out its off-field football staff.

Sources: Ishmael Aristide is finalizing a deal to become an assistant coach at Miami. Aristide emerged as a star analyst for Texas A&M and was considered one of the program’s best recruiters. He has deep recruiting roots in south Florida, which made him attractive to Manny Diaz.

Sources: UCF expected to hire Troy special teams coordinator Brian Blackmon in the same role. He’s a longtime Alabama high school coach who worked under Gus Malzahn as an analyst at Auburn for one year.

Sources: Purdue co-defensive coordinator Anthony Poindexter is expected to leave for the open defensive assistant position at Penn State.

Sources: The WAC and ASUN are set to announce a scheduling alliance for the fall of 2021 season, which will allow the WAC/ASUN to have enough members to qualify for an AQ slot to the 2021 FCS Playoffs.

Powerful profile of @VandyAD ⁩ by @shalisemyoung ⁩. She illuminates the responsibility that comes with the label of being a “first.”

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Source: The Big 12 Presidents are wrapping up their call. The league is going to continue to pursue playing this season. A schedule, which was already prepared, will be released in the near future. This confirms what our @Rivals  friends at @SoonerScoop  reported.

Sources: Tennessee will be parting ways with coach Jeremy Pruitt today. AD Phil Fulmer's future will also be addressed.

Sources: Big Ten is announcing that the fall is cancelled. League will attempt to play in the spring.

Sources tell that the breadth and depth of material in discovery in the Basketball corruption cases will alter the sport of college basketball. Hall of Fame coaches, Lottery picks and top programs are all exposed to significant sanctions.

Sources: The Big Ten is coming back and will begin the weekend of Oct. 24. It'll include daily, rapid testing as a fixture of the plan. A statement from the league is imminent.

Sources: The NCAA Division I Council voted to approve voluntary athletic activities in football, MBB and WBB to start June 1st and go through June 30th. There had been a moratorium on that through May 31st. Other sports will be acted on on a later date.

Sources: Baylor coach Matt Rhule finalizing a deal to become next coach of the Carolina Panthers.

Source: Big Ten presidents are meeting today. All options are on the table. There's some presidential momentum for canceling the fall football season. It's unknown if there's enough support to make that decision today.