LOS ANGELES (AP) — Urban Meyer is returning to Fox’s “Big Noon Saturday” college football pregame show after his NFL coaching career lasted less than a full season. The network announced that Meyer was joining the show he was a part of for its first two seasons. After stepping down as coach of Ohio State after the 2018 season, Meyer worked as an analyst for the studio show in 2019 and 2020. He was hired by the Jacksonville Jaguars as a coach in January 2021, but it only lasted 13 games. He was fired in December with a 2-11 record.
UNDATED (AP) – Great players are spread across college football. You just don’t hear as much about some people because they’re on losing teams. Eight of the 2021 Associated Press All-America first and second team players were on teams with losing records. Of the six players under the AP preseason radar last year, four became NFL draft picks. Here are six players in 2022, even if their teams aren’t: Arizona wide receiver Jacob Cowing, Louisiana Tech linebacker Tyler Grubbs, Kansas safety Kenny Logan Jr., Buffalo linebacker James Patterson, player Northwest offensive lineman Peter Skoronski and Syracuse running back Sean Tucker.
UNDATED (AP) — The Big Ten has announced its new seven-year media rights deal with Fox, NBC and CBS that would be the richest ever with a college sports conference. A person familiar with the contracts told The Associated Press that the conference’s 16 member universities will eventually share more than $1 billion in annual revenue. Beginning in 2024, when USC and UCLA join the conference, Big Ten Football Saturdays will be structured similarly to the NFL. This means that three big name games air in consecutive timeslots on three different major television networks.
UNDATED (AP) — Highly touted top prospects often arrive on campus with very high fan expectations, almost to the point of being unfair. Some relish the pressure and live up to those expectations, and others are biding their time and waiting for their chance to shine. The most watched player may not even have gone to a Power Five school. Travis Hunter has chosen Jackson State instead, where he plans to play cornerback and receiver under coach Deion Sanders. And Hunter relishes the opportunity to show off the skills that made him the nation’s top rookie.
UNDATED (AP) – NCAA officials have sent a letter to members notifying them of the staff’s pursuit of enforcement of “potential violations” of the name, likeness and language indemnification policy. resemblance. The association stressed the need for schools to help with investigations. The email states that NCAA law enforcement personnel are “actively investigating potential abuses of NIL transactions and we will allege any substantiated concerns as soon as possible.” The NCAA in 2020 lifted its ban on athletes earning money for things like endorsement and endorsement deals, social media posts, and personal appearances.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — College football players penalized for targeting can now appeal a portion of their penalty under new NCAA rules. Players flagged for hitting above the shoulder in the second half of a game must sit out the first half of the following game. This season, the National Officials Coordinator may review the call. If it is determined that the call was made in error, the player will be cleared to play in the first half of the next game. There are also new rules regarding players faking injuries to stop the clock and block below the waist.
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