Maybe the Joe Paterno stories will die down for a while. Sure can’t drink’em away. Enjoy these totally non-Penn State college football stories from around the country.
On Saturday morning while at Virginia Tech, Facyson was rushed to a nearby hospital ER after having difficulty with breathing, eating and swallowing. Facyson was diagnosed with a abscess in his throat area and was given a shot of antibiotics.
“It just came out of the blue,” Facyson told the AJC. “I didn’t think it was anything serious but then it started affecting everything else. We went to the ER, which I was glad about. Because if I had waited later, I would’ve probably had to get [the abscess] drained.”
Howard will miss preseason practice.
SB Nation's college football stats maven, Bill Connelly, takes a look at the 1992 Alabama vs Mississippi State game today over at Football Study Hall. And what he finds is... not pretty.
At least the normalcy of the offseason — you know, arrests and such — hasn’t been completely lost. South Florida wide receiver Jordan Duval was arrested Friday night on a felony charge of grand theft.
EJ Manuel of the Florida State Seminoles was on a commercial on ESPNU that was promoting this upcoming 2012 season. He had this to say for the television cameras.
While the NCAA administers yearly tests for performance-enhancing drugs, it leaves testing for recreational drugs to its member schools. Ninety percent of Division I schools have their own drug-testing program, the NCAA says. It's up to each institution to set penalty ladders for positive tests.
Most use a three-strikes-and-you're-out penalty structure — the first offense warranting no action, the second a suspension for a percentage of games and the third a dismissal or a one-year ban.
Others allow three positive tests before dismissal, and some don't have a dismissal policy at all.
They range in severity from Georgia's rigid structure — first positive test, two-game suspension; second, four games; third, dismissal — to the lenient one at Ole Miss, where the first two positive tests call for no penalties.