Thursday, May 24, 2012

Morning Six Pack: May 24, 2012

imageBeer won’t solve your problems; neither will milk. BUT, these six college football stories from around the country should help you deal with drama a little better today.

Leaving is the Pitts

Todd Graham's one-and-done, leave in the middle of the night, text message goodbye to his Pitt players drew national ire. But the Arizona State coach's rash decision helped him get where he wanted to go.

Five upset alerts: Which FCS program will shock college football in 2012?

Pete Roussel of Coaching Search runs down a slate of games featuring FCS vs FBS schools in the 2012 season and comes up with an alert list. No. 2: 2011 National Champ North Dakota State at Colorado State and rookie head coach Jim McElwain.

Tommy Tuberville business partner indicted for fraud

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — A business partner of former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville will go on trial Oct. 1 on charges he sold financial products without a license and misused millions of dollars of his clients' money.

Duke football players experience Ethiopia

A group of Duke football players may never see life the same way since visiting one of the poorest and most remote countries in the world.

Their mission to Ethiopia: To make a difference.

Inspired by previous humanitarian efforts of junior guard Dave Harding and his family, ten of Harding’s offensive line teammates at Duke decided they wanted to join him for the two weeks between final exams and summer football workouts digging wells and visiting with orphans in Ethiopia.

Is a Plus-One playoff system back on the table?

When the SEC and Big 12 announced an agreement last week on a bowl game that would pit their champions in a major venue, many believed it was bad news for the ACC and Big East, the two conferences generally regarded as the weakest of the Big Six. Of course, the Big Ten and Pac-12 have long held strong ties to the Rose Bowl, making the ACC and Big East the lone two BCS conferences without a strong postseason alliance and on the outside looking in. While that may be the case, there could be even bigger fallout from the deal between the SEC and Big 12: revived talks of a Plus-One playoff model.

Wade, Humphrey, Peterson Not Enrolled At Arkansas Or Part Of Razorbacks

Marquel Wade, Maudrecus Humphrey and Andrew Peterson are not currently enrolled at Arkansas and are not taking part in football activities, following their arrests for residential burglarly charges earlier ths month.

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