Friday, May 11, 2012

Morning Six Pack: May 11, 2012

imageWashing down an order of chunked and double smothered, here are six college football stories from around the country.

Boise State might be reconsidering move to Big East

Boise State is supposed to join the Big East on July 1, but might be having second thoughts. Brett McMurphy says uncertain futures facing the WAC (home of its non-football sports) and the Big East are factors.

While FBS contemplates playoffs, FCS moves to enlarge its postseason field

It has taken college football's elite more than 100 years to be dragged toward a playoff system that will likely still include only have a handful of teams. Smaller schools have been doing the playoffs for a long time -- and they're about to make them bigger.

Silly Season: Tulane defensive end Lawrence Burl busted for trafficking marijuana

Tulane football Coach Curtis Johnson suspended redshirt freshman defensive end Lawrence Burl indefinitely because of a violation of team policy, he said through a statement this morning. Burl, according to reports, was arrested May 3 for selling marijuana and possessing a gun.

Clemson’s Watkins to learn his fate… probably after the Auburn season opener?

Swinney came prepared to address the hot topic surrounding the Tigers football program: the status of explosive wide receiver Sammy Watkins. The 18-year-old rising sophomore was arrested Friday and charged with possession of a controlled substance – reportedly two pills he did not have a prescription for – and simple possession of marijuana.

Is it just me, or are illegal drugs becoming a serious problem on college campuses?

Is the dissolution of the Big East at hand?

There remains a desire among some member schools to leave. Multiple sources with direct knowledge of their situations told that Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich told the Big East board of directors that the Cardinals want to be in the Big 12 or the ACC, opting for transparency by making members aware of his school's true intentions.

Michigan football coaches already preparing for Alabama

Alabama fans are already looking forward to September's season opening matchup between the Crimson Tide and the Michigan Wolverines in Dallas. That early anticipation seems to be building in Ann Arbor as well, as Michigan's coaching staff has already begun preparing their team for the matchup.

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