Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Boise State cannot regain scholarships

BOISE, Idaho — The NCAA rejected Boise State's appeal to restore football scholarships on Wednesday.

The NCAA ordered the Broncos to cut scholarships from 85 to 82 for this season and 2013-14. The school self-imposed the three scholarship losses for last season.

Boise State argued the sanction was excessive when compared to past infraction cases, but the NCAA said this case had no direct comparison.

The infractions involve about 75 athletes over several sports. They range from recruiting infractions to impermissible transportation and lodging and prompted the departure of athletic director Gene Bleymaier.

Wazzu Zombies: Washington State coach Mike Leach questioned the leadership of his seniors, comparing them to "empty corpses" and "zombies." The Cougars are 2-4 in their first season under Leach and haven't had a winning season since 2003. "Some of them have had kind of this zombielike, go through the motions, everything is like how it's always been, that's how it'll always be," he said. "Some of them … have an empty-corpse quality. That's not pleasant to say or pleasant to think about, but that's a fact."

Duke: Quarterback Sean Renfree, who sat last week with a sore throwing elbow, practiced. His status for Saturday hasn't been determined.

Oklahoma: Receiver Jalen Saunders was declared eligible to play by the NCAA. The school asked for a waiver so he would not have to sit out a season after he transferred from Fresno State during the offseason.

Stanford: Ty Montgomery, second on the team in catches, likely will sit out Saturday against Notre Dame with an undisclosed knee injury.

Obituary: Tom Coyle, a three-year starter at right guard for Michigan, died Tuesday in Tampa, the school announced. The Wolverines went 30-3 from 1970-72, including 10-1 in 1972, when Mr. Coyle was a co-captain.

Men's basketball: Virginia senior guard Jontel Evans, an All-ACC defensive pick last season, had surgery last week for a stress fracture in his right foot. He will miss six weeks, putting in doubt his status for the regular season, which starts Nov. 9.

Boise State cannot regain scholarships 10/10/12 [Last modified: Thursday, October 11, 2012 12:05am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. What you should know about new Rays slugger Lucas Duda

    Blogs

    The MLB trade deadline is a few days away, but the Rays aren't procrastinating. Earlier today, they swung a deal for the Mets' Lucas Duda, sending minor league right-hander Drew Smith

    Slugger Lucas Duda will add some (more) power to the Rays lineup.
  2. Rays add a bat, too, acquiring Lucas Duda from Mets

    Blogs

    The Rays made another big move today, acquiring 1B/DH Lucas Duda from the Mets.

    Duda, 31, is a lefty slugger who will take over as the Rays primary DH against right-handers, with Corey Dickerson now playing most of the time in the outfield.

    To get Duda, the Rays gave up minor-league RHP Drew Smith, …

    The Rays acquired 1B/DH Lucas Duda from the Mets.
  3. Bucs do their best to stiff-arm the expectations

    Bucs

    TAMPA — If you want to see a team giving the Heisman trophy stiff-arm to expectations, check out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    As always, the key to the Bucs success will be Jameis Winston. He still is only 23, but a charismatic leader that this team and this town believes deeply in. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
  4. A trip down memory lane of Bucs' preseason expectations

    Bucs

    With HBO's Hard Knocks in town and the Bucs opening training camp Friday with their highest expectations in a decade, here's a look back at Tampa Bay's preseason expectations since their last playoff appearance in 2007 — and the results.

    2008

    Jameis Winston and running back Peyton Barber celebrate a touchdown last season against the 49ers. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
  5. Get the latest Tampa Bay Buccaneers news delivered daily to your email inbox

    Bucs

    They narrowly missed the playoffs by this much.

    Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans (13) celebrates with quarterback Jameis Winston (3) after they connected for a touchdown during a win over the Seattle Seahawks in November in Tampa. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]