Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Morning Six Pack: June 05, 2012

imageERRMA GERDD! Check out these six college football stories from around the country.

Does Switching Athletics Conferences Lead to Academic Gains?

Colleges change their athletic-conference affiliation for all sorts of reasons, but it’s mostly to make more TV money and move up the perceived ladder of prestige. It’s rare to hear anyone talk about the academic impact.

Duke’s latest football pledge is a small town boy with Division I football dreams.

Hud Mellencamp, the son of rock star John Mellencamp, has visited Duke, plans to enroll this summer and is interested in walking on to the Blue Devils football team, Duke spokesman Art Chase said Monday.

Temple football player charged with rape

An 18-year-old Temple University student athlete has been charged with rape and is now out on bail.

A university spokesman says Temple football player Praise Martin-Oguike has been suspended from the team in the wake of the sexual assault charges filed against him.

LSU football gets commitment from WR Kyrion Parker

Tigers get 15th commitment for 2013.

Texas lineman tears ACL, out for 2012

Texas lineman Camrhon Hughes hasn’t played a down for the Longhorns, yet his collegiate career is already off to a bad start. The school announced monday that Hughes, a freshman, has torn the ACL in his right knee and will redshirt the 2012 season.

College football national championship… in Detroit?

There's a local movement under way to bring the BCS football championship to Ford Field. It's just talk right now because there's no game to bid on yet. But once the format is finalized by the NCAA, look for Detroit to make a bid and compete with the popular warm-weather cities.

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