- The NCAA is so hell-bent on preventing student-athletes from earning revenue from their likeliness that they’ve warned California schools could be banned from winning championships if a controversial piece of legislature isn’t dropped. The related bill has advanced in California’s higher education committee, so we may be heading towards a show down.
- Would a move to the AAC make sense for BYU? Our BYU sister site is extremely opposed!
- Here’s a great argument that we’ve been thinking about conference realignment all wrong. TV markets aren’t as important as they used to be now that streaming has taken over.
- Recent changes to the NCAA transfer rules will make it harder for transfers to gain immediate eligibility.
- SMU, UNT, and UH all had transfers land on this list of the top impact transfers in the state of Texas.
- Bit of a no-brainer, but James Madison would be interested in joining the AAC if an invitation was extended.
- Nice pick up for Liberty, as a former Auburn quarterback will be transferring to Lynchburg.
- Hot take from Dan Wolken as he claims UConn’s move to FBS independence shows that the school has given up on football.
- The Huskies are not considering any future options that include a move down to the FCS level.
- Our friends at The Daily Stampede argue that the AAC should take realignment a step further... by kicking out Tulsa or ECU.
- Could UConn’s deprioritization of FBS football serve as a model for other universities? This article argues Temple should follow in the Huskie’s footsteps.
- The Commercial Appeal echos what we’ve been saying here at UDD. Don’t expect the AAC to move quickly on expansion.
- USF is seeking to rebound from a disastrous finish to the 2018 season.
- Verne Lundquist will host the AAC’s 2019 media days.
Wishing DJ a speedy recovery ✊ #ChargeOn pic.twitter.com/t0oUxD077S— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) July 10, 2019
- Middle Tennessee will begin serving craft beer inside their stadium this year. Any ticket to the game gives you access to the Blue Raider Beer Garden.
- Former WKU standout Nacarius Fant has been charged with five years in prison recently due to drug-related charges.
- FAU quarterback Chris Robison has been reinstated to the program following the resolution of a university investigation into an accusation of sexual battery. The woman involved in the case later said that the encounter was consensual, and that she did not want to have charges filed against Robison.
- Attendance at Joe Aillet Stadium has steadily declined since 2012. GTPDD looks into the potential causes for the sliding attendance.
- MTSU Head Coach Rick Stockstill is looking forward to Conference USA games appearing on the NFL Network.
- SWC Roundup has the UTSA Roadrunners winning four games this season. Their detailed season preview is well worth a read.
- UAB has signed a new marketing deal with Learfield IMG that will put a little extra money in the Blazers’ pockets.
- North Texas stand out Mason Fine spent some of his summer at the prestigious Manning Passing Academy.
- Incredibly, the FAU Owls now have three sons of NFL Hall of Famers on their roster.
- A few UAB signees are not expected to make it to campus, but the Blazers have added 29 enrollees to their roster.
- UNT has added a late grad transfer at corner, and a JUCO defensive end as a blue shirt.
- Great news for Jags fans as their new stadium is on time, within the budget, and has been approved to sell alcohol. I couldn’t dream up three better updates.
- Texas State is still rebuilding, but you can see the progression on the roster as time goes on.
- The Bobcats have added a former Texas kicker to their roster as a graduate transfer.
Troy DT Antoine Barker will enter the transfer portal.— College Football Rankings ™ (@CFBRanking) June 29, 2019
Barker recorded 26 tkls, 9.5 tfls, 4.5 Sks and 1 forced fumble last season for the Trojans. pic.twitter.com/3f7rMWEgoa
- Athlon sports has Appalachian State at the top of the west division, while Arkansas State leads the way in the east.
- Tickets for App State vs. UNC sold out in just a matter of hours.
- Power 5 teams no longer want the smoke with Troy after they knocked off Nebraska and LSU.
#Cajuns announce new concession prices including $2, $4, and $5 beer options. pic.twitter.com/cIJGAlej6L— Cody Junot (@CJunot) June 27, 2019