College Football

Jets, Giants send scouts to UNC, Boston College and Syracuse pro days

The New York Jets sent two coaches and a scout to Boston College on Tuesday for the Golden Eagles' pro day.A source tells Metro that defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers and secondary coach Dennard Wilson both attended the Boston College pro day along with a scout. The Giants also had a scout at the...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:19am

Philadelphia, New York area prospects on radar for Giants, Jets

With the free agent frenzy in full throttle and the start of pro day season upon us, the NFL offseason has officially kicked into high gear.While front office decision makers are busy negotiating new deals for veterans, scouts for the Giants and Jets hit the road this week to begin evaluating...

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 3:13pm

Lamar Jackson convinced Louisville can be in mix for National title

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Lamar Jackson is coming off a record setting year but for 2017, the Louisville quarterback has his eyes set on a national championship.Jackson is coming off a 2016season where he won the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell Award, a year where he threw for 3,390 yards with 30...

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 1:40pm

A long road here: Philip Nelson's twisting journey to the NFL

Philip Nelson is back in New Jersey, the one-time Rutgers quarterback just miles away from the campus where he was supposed to lead a team in the Big Ten. Nelson came to Rutgers in 2014 with two years of college football experience under his belt and he was supposed to be a star with the Scarlet...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 1:40pm

Temple football schedule 2017: Owls open on the road vs. Notre Dame

The Temple football team looks to keep its momentum going after back-to-back bowl appearances and program best seasons as they release the slate of games for their 2017 campaign.The Owls will open the season on Sep. 2 at Notre Dame on ESPN, looking for their first ever win against the Irish. ND was...

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 12:15am

Kutztown's Morgan, Virginia Tech's Clark headed to NFL Combine

Two players training in the tristate area have earned invites to the NFL Combine in what will be the biggest stage for them to impress representatives from all 32 NFL teams.A source tells Metro that Jordan Morgan, an offensive lineman from Kutztown and defensive back Chuck Clark from Virginia Tech...

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 12:14am

Temple lacking star power with 2017 recruiting class, staff is optimistic

Temple is used to being an underdog program for football. New Owls head coach Geoff Collins found out firsthand what it’s like to try and recruit in the Northeast against other large programs such as Penn State, Pitt and Rutgers that are so close in proximity.Rankingwise, the Owls didn’t fare so...

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 12:35am

Where will Joseph Lewis play college football? USC, Nebraska or Oregon?

Barring a last minute surprise, wide receiver Joseph Lewis of Augustus F. Hawkins in Los Angeles will be playing college football close to home.USC will almost certainly be Lewis’ school of choice, but Nebraska and Oregon will be there waiting for him if he has last minute thoughts about leaving So...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 12:33am

Where will Marvin Wilson play college football? Ohio State in the lead

Marvin Wilson is the top player remaining in college recruitment who has not yet chosen a school.Wilson was playing up the drama on Wednesday, retweeting someone who mentioned he has South Florida in his final five, retweeting an ESPN.com article that said he would pick Florida State over LSU,...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 11:54pm

Source: Tijuan Mason to commit to Rutgers

Rutgers is set to add a very big piece to their recruiting class as one of the top remaining defensive ends in the nation is ready to commit to the Scarlet Knights.Metro New York has learned that defensive end Tijaun Mason will commit to Rutgers Tuesday night, a source close to the program tells...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 4:12pm

Rutgers has a Super connection that might bowl over recruits

Five, count’em five, players from Rutgers are headed to the Super Bowl in two Sundays, a program on the wrong end of so many headlines for 148 years of college football now has something to celebrate and point to. The five representatives from Rutgers are the most of any college football program in...

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 3:54pm

With or without the Army, All-American Bowl marches on

The first of its kind, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the premier high school football all-star game in the nation. And while the title sponsor for the elite event may be in some doubt, the game itself doesn’t seem to be going anywhere and the same can be said for the New Jersey company...

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 3:46pm

Nick Saban to leave Alabama for NFL after Clemson National title game?

Beyond the gruff exterior is a man who is internally tormented. Nick Saban is so good, because he’s so crazy.Outwardly, he scoffs at guys like Bill Simmons – who recently said that Saban was a coward for leaving the NFL and that Saban was “the guy who plays Madden on rookie level winning the Super...

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 7:16pm

What time does Alabama - Clemson game start? (kickoff, TV - ESPN channels)

For the second straight year, Clemson and Alabama will battle for the right to be called college football's best.Kickoff for the game is set for 8:12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Monday, Jan. 9.ESPN will again broadcast the game across its entire platform. Here is a look at each channel's...

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 10:00am

When is 2017 Alabama - Clemson game? (Date, day for college football title)

The 2016-17 college football national championship game will be played on Monday, Jan. 9 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.Kickoff for the national title game rematch between No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson is slated for 8 p.m. and will be broadcast across the ESPN platform.Clemson got to...

Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 9:56am

What time does Washington - Alabama, Ohio State - Clemson game start, end?

College football's Final Four will take place on Saturday, Dec. 31 as Washington, Alabama, Ohio State and Clemson will look to advance to the National Championship game - which will be played on Monday, Jan. 9 at Raymond James Stadium (8 p.m., ESPN).Here is a look at the start times and TV channels...

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 6:44pm

Randy Edsall, Joe Moorhead, Greg Schiano favorites for UConn football job

Nearly six years after big-timing the University of Connecticut, Randy Edsall could be on his way back to the Huskies' football sidelines.Edsall is the favorite to replace Bob Diaco, who was fired by the school on Monday, but there are plenty of other intriguing candidates available. Those...

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 5:11pm

Marc Malusis: Like it or not, skipping bowl games is becoming a trend

Get used to more college star players sitting out bowl games. The decisions byStanford’s Christian McCaffrey and LSU’s Leonard Fournette to focus on the NFL Draft and the next stage in their career instead of playing in what is now deemed to be a meaningless bowl game is a smart decision.LSU Head...

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 10:33am

Bowl preview: Temple trying to ignore distractions in Military Bowl

Oh, yeah. There’s still a football game to play.The Military Bowl — not theDistraction Bowl —will pitTemple againstWake Forest Tuesday in Annapolis. It is clear that football has been the last thing on both teams' minds since the matchup was announced Dec. 4.That day Matt Rhule was still coaching...

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 3:34pm

What Owls fans need to know about new Temple head coach Geoff Collins

One of the biggest reasons the Temple football team — which is in the midst of its second straight 10-win season —can't keep a head coach is that it's not a big conference, big time football school.Their newest hire,Geoff Collins (who sources report is going to be the new school skipper) has a big...

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 11:48pm