Month: November 2020

Posted in College Basketball

CBB Injuries & Updates – Mon-Tues Nov 23-24

(Post continually updated)

On Monday news was shared that Keion Brooks (Kentucky) is not expected to be ready to play this week as he deals with a calf injury. Kerr Kriisa (Arizona) and Sharife Cooper (Auburn) are both not yet cleared by the NCAA to play this season as they deal with eligibility issues. Tyson Jolly (SMU) status with the team is unclear as he has been away for personal reasons. In more positive news, Jalen Cone (Virginia Tech) should be available this week, and CJ Walker (UCF) is eligible after transferring from Oregon.

Tuesday brought news that Andrew Nembhard is eligible to play for Gonzaga after transferring from Florida. One of last season’s leading scorers, Jhivvan Jackson from UTSA, will be suspended the team’s first two games.

(Injuries & Updates in the first section, Transfers down below.)

Injuries and Updates from Nov 23-24:

  • Jimmy Bell, St Louis – available this week
  • Keion Brooks, Kentucky – not expected to be ready to play this week
  • Joey Brunk, Indiana – dealing with a sore back
  • Jalen Cone, Virginia Tech – expected to play this week
  • Sharife Cooper, Auburn – freshman has not yet been cleared to play by the NCAA and has not been practicing, may be exploring playing overseas
  • Kaosi Ezeagu, Kansas State – has missed practice time recently
  • Jase Febres, Texas – not yet medically cleared
  • Juwan Gary, Alabama – very close to being ready to play
  • Elijah Harkless, Oklahoma – no update on waiver status
  • Tre Jackson, Iowa State – out with knee injury but hopeful for the end of the week
  • Musa Jallow, Ohio State – will be a gametime decision on Wednesday
  • Tyson Jolly, SMU – status with the program sounds unclear, has been away from team for personal reasons
  • Brandon Johnson, Minnesota – is dealing with an ankle injury
  • Colby Jones, Xavier – will play this week
  • Kerr Kriisa, Arizona – has not been cleared by the NCAA, will miss the start of the season to play for the Estonian national team
  • Cashius McNeilly, Texas A&M – not with the team this season due to covid concerns
  • Selton Miguel, Kansas State – has missed practice time recently
  • Ethan Morton, Purdue – returned to practice, GTD this week
  • Nathan Nelson, South Carolina – out 2-3 weeks with broken hand
  • Andrew Nembhard, Gonzaga – eligible after transfer from Florida
  • Ahmad Rand, Memphis – did not travel due to covid contact tracing
  • CJ Walker, UCF – eligible after transfer from Oregon
  • Trey Wertz, Notre Dame – waiver for eligibility still pending

Transfer Updates from Nov 23-24:

  • N/A
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CFB Injuries & Updates – Mon. November 23

In Monday QB news Purdue’s Jack Plummer was announced to be the starter again this week, while Alan Bowman will start for Texas Tech. In RB news, Notre Dame’s Kyren Williams and C’Bo Flemister and Vanderbilt’s Keyon Henry-Brooks are good to go this week. And for receivers, TE Kyle Pitts (Florida) is back this week, while WR Racey McMath (LSU) is doubtful this week and Temple WRs Branden Mack (thumb surgery) and Jadan Blue are out this week

List of Injuries & Updates from November 23 (or from Sunday where noted):

QBs:

  • Trad Beatty, Temple – could be available in an emergency role
  • Myles Brennan, LSU – will not play this week
  • McKenzie Milton, UCF – a chance he could return this week
  • JaCobian Morgan, Syracuse – still being evaluated after possible head injury on Friday
  • Navy – Dalen Morris, Tyger Goslin & Xavier Arline in competition, with Morris and Goslin primary
  • Nebraska – did not announce starter between Adrian Martinez & Luke McCaffrey
  • Aidan O’Connell, Purdue – remains questionable this week
  • Andrew Peasley, Utah State – will be back this week
  • Jack Plummer, Purdue – will start again this week
  • Anthony Russo, Temple – should return to practice Tuesday, described as questionable
  • Zach Smith, Tulsa – day to day
  • Texas Tech – Alan Bowman will start, Henry Colombi will also play
  • Shai Werts, Georgia Southern – expected to be ready to play Saturday
  • Tate Whatley, Southern Miss – shoulder strain, prognosis not good to play this week

RBs:

  • Tank Bigsby, Auburn – described as questionable (Sunday)
  • Dreke Clark, Memphis – day to day, could be GTD
  • C’Bo Flemister, Notre Dame – ready to go this week
  • Demetrious Flowers, Arizona State – enters transfer portal
  • Keyon Henry-Brooks, Vanderbilt – expected to play this week
  • Keaontay Ingram, Texas – questionable
  • Wesley Kennedy, Georgia Southern – arrested on drug and weapon charges
  • John Lovett, Baylor – will be back this week
  • Chris Rodriguez, Kentucky – not on weekly depth chart
  • Tayvon Ruley, Temple – out after shoulder injury
  • Sean Tyler, Western Michigan – likely doubtful this week
  • Kyren Williams, Notre Dame – ready to go this week

WRs & TEs:

  • Jordan Addison, Pitt – hopeful but status unclear
  • Justin Bellido, Boston College – enters transfer portal
  • Jadan Blue, Temple – out again this week
  • Slade Bolden, Alabama – out a day or two with sprained ankle, then evaluated
  • TE Cade Brewer, Texas – probable
  • Kam Brown, Texas A&M – will transfer to UCLA
  • Beau Corrales, UNC – back practicing, gametime decision this week
  • Danny Davis, Wisconsin – could return this week
  • TE Josh Falo, USC – is back with the team after recently becoming a father (Sunday)
  • TE Marshon Ford, Louisville – practicing and will be back this week
  • Danny Gray, SMU – healthy and practicing
  • Javon Ivory, Memphis – day to day, could be GTD
  • Randle Jones, Temple – sounds doubtful to return this week
  • Dakereon Joyner, South Carolina – questionable (Sunday)
  • Xavier Legette, South Carolina – expected to be done for the season with injury (Sunday)
  • Braden Lenzy, Notre Dame – expected to play this week
  • Branden Mack, Temple – out after thumb surgery
  • Noah Massey, Bowling Green – reported to be suspended indefinitely
  • TE Nolan Matthews, Arizona State – announces he will transfer to SMU (Sunday)
  • Racey McMath, LSU – currently out, “very doubtful” this week
  • Joshua Moore, Texas – probable
  • Skyy Moore, Western Michigan – practiced on Saturday
  • TE Kyle Pitts, Florida – will be back this week
  • Kendric Pryor, Wisconsin – could return this week
  • TE Justin Rigg, Kentucky – not on weekly depth chart
  • TE Gavin Sharp, UTSA – returns to depth chart
  • TE Ben Sims, Baylor – will be back this week
  • Shi Smith, South Carolina – is in concussion protocol (Sunday)
  • Tyquan Thornton, Baylor – will be back this week
  • TE Jared Wiley, Texas – probable
  • CJ Yarbrough, Liberty – is in concussion protocol
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Behind the Numbers – 16 Interesting Stats from Week 12 (Nov 21)

Some of these 16 stats from Week 12 are just for trivia, but most are good to know as you look at fantasy trends/leaders across the season or for specific positions or teams.

Army QB Tyhier Tyler was the surprise starter on Saturday against Georgia Southern, and he made the most of the opportunity rushing 35 times for 121 yards. Tyler had the season-high for QB carries in a game.

Purdue WR Rondale Moore had 15/116-0 in his season debut. It was only the fifth time this season a player had 15+ receptions in a game, and 15 was a career-high for Moore, surpassing a 13 catch game in 2019.

On Saturday Penn State’s leading rusher was QB Will Levis with 15/34. On the season the 3 leading rushers after five games are (combined stats): QB Sean Clifford (64/182 – 2.8 avg), RB Devyn Ford (56/209 – 3.7 avg) and QB Will Levis (35/96 – 2.7 avg). They have lost some major RB pieces, but they can’t run the ball.

Amongst QBs with at least two games played, only 3 are averaging more than 75 rushing yards a game – Malik Willis, Liberty (93.0), Hendon Hooker, Virginia Tech (89.6), and Luke McCaffrey, Nebraska (79.5).

Pitt WR DJ Turner caught 15/184-1 on 20 targets last weekend. Turner has played in 9 games this season, in five of those games he has 12 yards receiving or less, and in two he has had 180+ yards.

Since volume matters, three players had 30+ rushing attempts this week – QB Tyheir Tyler, Army (35/121) RB Demetric Felton, UCLA (34/167) & RB Sincere McCormick, UTSA (32/173).

Western Michigan WR D’Wayne Eskridge had 4/212-3 receiving against CMU last week. It was the first time this season a MAC player had more than 140 yards receiving, and it was the first time this season a player from any conference had 200 yards receiving with fewer than 5 catches.

Wisconsin QB Graham Mertz has thrown for 23/41 and 12/22 in his last two games (combined – 35/63 – 55.6%) after having the near-perfect 20/21 game (95.2%) in the season opener.

Rice WR Austin Trammell had 6/116-1 receiving last weekend, and over 3 games this season has 16/335-6 combined, an average of 5.3 catches, 111.7 yards, and 2 TDs a game.

Indiana QB Michael Penix threw for 491-5 against Ohio State on Saturday. Penix is the only Indiana QB to throw for 400 yards and 5 TDs in a game since 2000. The last Indiana QB to throw for 400 yards was Richard Lagow in 2017.

UMass scored 2 points Friday against FAU, and has scored 12 total points in 3 games. After 3 games UMass leaders are: QB Will Koch (166 passing yards), RB Ellis Merriweather (100 rushing yards), and WR Samuel Emilus (81 receiving yards). Ouch.

Missouri RB Larry Rountree rushed for 21/58-1 against South Carolina. It was the 8th time this season a player had at least 20 rushing attempts with less than 60 rushing yards, and only the 5th time for a RB. The worst of any player this season was Hawaii QB Chevan Cordeiro with 20 attempts for 20 yards.

Georgia QB JT Daniels threw for 401-4 in his season debut. It was both the first 400 yard passing game and first 4 TD game of his career. His previous highs at USC in any game were 349 passing yards & 3 TDs (twice).

Buffalo RB Jarrett Patterson rushed for 31/304-4 last week, the first time a player rushed for 300 yards and 4 TDs since Arizona QB Khalil Tate’s wild 14/327-4 game in 2017.

Western Kentucky RB Gaej Walker ran for 17-127-1 against FIU. I was tough on Walker at the start of the season, when in his first five games he never had more than 38 yards rushing. But in his last five games he’s had 75+ yards four times, and is averaging 81 yards rushing a game.

Only 3 WRs are averaging 150 receiving yards per game – Romeo Doubs, Nevada (155.6), D’Wayne Eskridge, Western Michigan (152.3), and Elijah Moore, Ole Miss (150.6). No other receivers are averaging more than 130 yards per game.

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CFB Injury Updates from Saturday November 21

I break down the injury news from this past weekend with notes on each player who may have been dealing with injuries.

A few notes about this list, being on it does not for sure mean a player is “injured”, but rather:

  • They may have missed the game due to a known injury (ok, this does mean they are injured)
  • They may have gone out of the game due to injury and not returned (sometimes with an official announcement from the team)
  • They may have left the game but returned, or at least attempted to return (sometimes these guys end up banged up enough to miss future games)
  • They may have had a vague twitter mention about possibly being injured or leaving a game, so it’s something on my radar

I’ll continue to post any updates I see during the week, those will be added to daily updates as well as the injury database.

If you are aware of a fantasy-relevant injury from this weekend that you don’t see here (or don’t see listed in the database), or think anything shared here is incomplete, please tag me on twitter with a link and let me know, thanks!

List of Potential Injury News from Saturday Nov 21 (unless noted):

  • WR Javen Banks, Texas State – in the first half he went to the medical tent after catching a pass, in postgame the team did not yet know the full extent of the injury
  • RB Tank Bigsby, Auburn – went to the medical tent in the first quarter with what may have been a hip injury after landing on his side, was seen riding an exercise bike on the sideline, came back in for a carry but was then done for the day. He was later said to have been ruled out for the game with a lower body injury. On Sunday night he was described as questionable.
  • QB Seth Boomer, Tulsa – came in as a reserve after Zach Smith was hurt, he was hit throwing a pass near the end of the 3rd quarter on Thursday night and was taken off the field on a cart, in postgame his injury was said to appear “pretty significant”
  • QB Max Bortenschlager, FIU – in the third quarter he went to the medical tent but after being evaluated came out without a helmet and did not return
  • RB Rakeem Boyd, Arkansas – did not suit up for the game Saturday for what was speculated to be covid-related reasons
  • RB Christopher Brown, Cal – a surprise scratch announced by the team in pregame, he was reported to have a nagging injury that had made him a gametime decision on pregame radio, so it is not covid-related
  • RB Stephen Carr, USC – reported to have not practiced much last week, and was pulled early from the game after only one carry. On Sunday it was clarified that he took a knee to the back of the head.
  • WR Britain Covey, Utah – reported to have suffered a minor injury in practice last week, warmed up pregame but did not play
  • RB Devyn Ford, Penn State – he played the first drive of the game but did not appear to play again and did not come out for the second half, in postgame he was simply said to have “left with an injury”
  • TE Pat Freiermuth, Penn State – was not dressed in pregame, then in postgame it was shared he will be having season-ending surgery for an injury suffered against Ohio State the previous week
  • WR DeMarcus Harris, Kentucky – left the game in the first half and was reported to be out the rest of the game after taking a helmet to helmet hit on a pass attempt
  • WR JJ Holloman, FIU – after a pass attempt in the 2nd quarter he went to the medical tent and did not appear to return
  • RB Mohamed Ibrahim, Minnesota – in the 4th quarter on Friday night was seen holding his arm/hand on the sideline and did not play in late game series, in postgame he was said to have been banged up and he was held out by team trainers who were thinking long-term
  • WR Javon Ivory, Memphis – in the second quarter he walked slowly to the sideline after laying down on the field injured, in the second half he was on the sideline without pads
  • WR Racey McMath, LSU – in the 3rd quarter he hobbled to the training table after a non-contact injury on a deep route that appeared to reporters to possibly be a hamstring injury
  • QB JaCobian Morgan, Syracuse – in the 3rd quarter on Friday night he took a hit on a sack, went to the medical tent, and was thought to have had a head injury/been in concussion protocol, there was a false report in-game that he had been taken to a hospital
  • WR Skyy Moore, Western Michigan – surprisingly did not play on Wednesday night, after the game was started it was shared he had been banged up and suffered an injury in practice, but no further details
  • QB Eli Peters, Toledo – in the 2nd quarter on Wednesday night he went to the locker room after being hit on a sack, he came out on crutches with ice on his left knee, although he was seen later in the game on the sideline walking around without crutches, which seems hopeful
  • QB Cameron Rising, Utah – was knocked out of the game on a sack in the 2nd quarter with what one report said was a shoulder injury, he was not in pads on the sideline in the second half. Whether it be due to his injury or the play of QB Jake Bentley, the postgame comments were that Bentley looked like the QB going forward.
  • RB Chris Rodriguez, Kentucky – reports came out on Friday night that Kentucky was dealing with Covid issues, and that Rodriguez was among those who would not be able to play.
  • RB Tayvon Ruley, Temple – went down on a hit late in the 2nd quarter and did not appear to be on the sideline in the second half, in postgame he was said to have a shoulder injury that needed further assessment
  • QB Spencer Sanders, Oklahoma State – left in the first quarter and was sitting on the training table without a helmet for a time with what was thought to possibly be concussion protocol and was held out, but then he surprisingly came back into the game in the second half after sitting out quite a while, so who knows what went on there.
  • WR Shi Smith, South Carolina – in the first quarter he was crushed by two players on a passing route, he walked off slowly to the medical tent and then the locker room. He was later in street clothes and then in postgame was said to have been ruled out 5 minutes after the injury, is in concussion protocol, but looked “fine in the locker room”
  • QB Zach Smith, Tulsa – left the game in the 2nd quarter on Thursday night and went to the locker room with an apparent torso/ribs injury, came back out to the sideline in uniform but was said to be unlikely to return and did not
  • RB Markese Stepp, USC – did not dress for the game, and in postgame was shared to have had a pectoral strain and had practiced during the week but wasn’t able to go for the game
  • QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson, UCLA – late in the week reports came out that his status was in question for covid-related reasons. He tweeted out that he did not have covid but ultimately he and a number of other UCLA players were held out due to covid-related reasons, so he likely was in contact tracing
  • RB Sean Tyler, Western Michigan – limped off in the 3rd quarter on Wednesday night, not putting any weight on his right leg after getting tackled awkwardly in a horse-collar type tackle, and did not return. He was later seen on crutches on the sideline.
  • WR Jalen Virgil, App State – he was carted off the field before halftime and did not appear to return to the game
  • QB Shai Werts, Georgia Southern – in the 4th quarter he went to the injury tent after getting tackled on a run. He returned to the game but from highlights I saw did not appear to be in on the last possession as time expired (QB Justin Tomlin was in).
  • QB Tate Whatley, Southern Miss – in the 4th quarter he caught his own batted down pass and appeared to hurt his right shoulder getting hit
  • WR Seth Williams, Auburn – in the 4th quarter after going for a deep ball he appeared to be injured and was checked by trainers. In postgame Williams said it was “a stinger” and “everything is good”.
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CFB Player Updates – Sat. November 21

These updates are a mix of inactives, players who returned to action, QB starters, and some simple injury updates (but not all). Look for a separate post later today (Sunday) with in-depth Saturday injury news.

List of Updates from November 21 (unless noted):

QBs: JT Daniels made his debut as a starter for Georgia, and Cameron Rising started Utah’s season-opener, although he gave way after an injury to Jake Bentley. Freshman walk-on Kamal Gray started for Temple when Matt Duncan was suspended at the last minute. Lucas Johnson made his first start of the season for San Diego State, and Chase Griffin started for UCLA with Dorian Thompson-Robinson sidelined for covid-related reasons. Gunnar Watson (Troy) returned to action on Saturday as well.

  • Stetson Bennett, Georgia – dressed and warmed up, did not start
  • Max Bortenschlager, FIU – started, left with injury
  • KJ Costello, Miss State – not in warmups
  • Rex Culpepper, Syracuse – warmed up but didn’t start, played as a reserve (Friday)
  • Haaziq Daniels, Air Force – started (Friday)
  • JT Daniels, Georgia – started in his season debut
  • Matt Duncan, Temple – suspended for violation of team rules
  • TJ Finley, LSU – started with Myles Brennan out
  • Kamal Gray, Temple – freshman walk-on started
  • Chase Griffin, UCLA – started with DTR out
  • Jarrett Guarantano, Tennessee – kept starting job
  • Trae Hall, New Mexico – started again with Tuioti out (Friday)
  • Lucas Johnson, SDSU – first start of season
  • Brian Maurer, Tennessee – did not travel, coach’s decision
  • Joe Milton, Michigan – remained the starter
  • Aidan O’Connell, Purdue – didn’t travel (Friday)
  • Brandon Peters, Illinois – started
  • Jack Plummer, Purdue – started (Friday)
  • Spencer Rattler, Oklahoma – started after missing time last game
  • Shawn Robinson, Missouri – inactive
  • Anthony Russo, Temple – out as expected, covid
  • Jack Sears, Boise State – did not travel
  • Zac Thomas, App State – started after leaving game with injury last week
  • Dorian Thompson-Robinson, UCLA – covid-related
  • Kevin Thomson, Washington – warmed up after absent last week
  • Tevaka Tuioti, New Mexico – unavailable in concussion protocol (Friday)
  • Tyhier Tyler, Army – started (was a surprise)
  • Gunnar Watson, Troy – started
  • Tate Whatley, Southern Miss – started as he returned to action, possible injury late

RBs: In the SEC Ja’Veon Marlow returned from suspension for Vanderbilt but Rakeem Boyd was a late scratch for Arkansas, as was Chris Rodriguez (Kentucky) for covid-related reasons. Sincere McCormick (UTSA) returned after a week away, and Arkansas State’s Marcel Murray returned after a long lay-off. Christopher Brown (Cal), Dedrick Mills (Nebraska), & Markese Stepp (USC) all did not play which were varying degrees of surprise.

  • Oscar Adaway, North Texas – returned to action
  • Kazmeir Allen, UCLA – covid-related
  • Rakeem Boyd, Arkansas – unavailable
  • Christopher Brown, Cal – unavailable
  • Jesse Brown, Northwestern – out, wrist injury
  • LD Brown, Oklahoma State – played after reported to be limited last game
  • Ty Chandler, Tennessee – played after only one carry last game with ankle issue
  • Marcus Crowley, Ohio State – available
  • BJ Emmons, FAU – played (Friday)
  • Garrett Groshek, Wisconsin – returned to action
  • Isaac Guerendo, Wisconsin – inactive
  • Hassan Hall, Louisville – returned to action (Friday)
  • Keyon Henry-Brooks, Vanderbilt – unavailable
  • George Holani, Boise State – did not travel
  • Chubba Hubbard, Oklahoma State – played after being limited last game, but still looked limited
  • Martell Irby, UCLA – covid-related
  • Timothy Jackson, Air Force – unavailable (Friday)
  • Keegan Jones, UCLA – covid-related
  • Lopini Katoa, BYU – did not play
  • Ja’Veon Marlow, Vanderbilt – played
  • Demetrius Mauney, East Carolina – did not play
  • Sincere McCormick, UTSA – returned to action
  • Kenny McIntosh, Georgia – returned to action
  • Dedrick Mills, Nebraska – inactive
  • Marcel Murray, Arkansas State – returned to action for first time since Oct 10
  • Jakari Norwood, Illinois – inactive
  • Juma Otoviano, Rice – did not play, was on sideline
  • Darius Pinnix, ECU – returned to action
  • Treyson Potts, Minnesota – dressed but did not play (Friday)
  • Kadin Remsberg, Air Force – unavailable (Friday)
  • Chris Rodriguez, Kentucky – covid-related
  • Todd Sibley, Pitt – inactive
  • Tre Siggers, North Texas – did not play, was on sideline
  • Markese Stepp, USC – not dressed
  • Ky Thomas, Minnesota – arm in sling, unavailable (Friday)
  • Ronald Thompkins, Nebraska – inactive
  • Nathan Tilford, Arizona – unavailable

WRs & TEs: Rondale Moore of Purdue made his season debut on Friday night, and Tre Nixon (UCF) returned after being off since September with an injury. Among the bigger names who did not play were Jordan Addison (Pitt), Jadan Blue (Temple), Deonte Simpson (North Texas), Danny Davis (Wisconsin), TE Pat Freiermuth (Penn State) and Mycah Pittman (Oregon).

  • Jordan Addison, Pitt – injury, not covid-related, was on sideline
  • Tutu Atwell, Louisville – returned to action (Friday)
  • TE Dylan Autenrieth, NC State – returned to action
  • TE John Bates, Boise State – played
  • Jadan Blue, Temple – not dressed
  • Devin Boddie, Vanderbilt – dressed
  • Jalen Brooks, South Carolina – played after back spasms in practice this week
  • Roderic Burns, North Texas – unavailable
  • Maliq Carr, Purdue – did not play (Friday)
  • Brian Casteel, Arizona – season debut
  • Danny Davis, Wisconsin – out
  • Drew Dixon, Arizona – season debut
  • Jack Dunn, Wisconsin – returned to action
  • Emeke Emezie, NC State – played after dinged up last week
  • Jaylen Erwin, UCLA – covid-related
  • Octavius Evans, Boise State – did not travel
  • Evan Fairs, Virginia Tech – inactive
  • TE Miller Forristall, Alabama – DNP, sprained ankle
  • TE Brandon Frazier, Auburn – season debut
  • TE Pat Freiermuth, Penn State – not dressed, needs season-ending surgery
  • TE Marshon Ford, Louisville – unavailable (Friday)
  • Clay Geary, Minnesota – not dressed (Friday)
  • Jaylen Harris, Ohio State – unavailable
  • Jadon Haselwood, Oklahoma – not warm up
  • TE Jake Hausmann, Ohio State – unavailable
  • Ed Hendrix, Syracuse – did not travel
  • Berkeley Holman, Northwestern – available
  • Delon Hurt, UCLA – covid-related
  • TE Daniel Imatorbhebhe, Illinois – inactive
  • Shedrick Jackson, Auburn – returned to action
  • Randle Jones, Temple – out
  • TE Hunter Kampmoyer, Oregon – season debut
  • Malik Knowles, Kansas State – inactive
  • TE Zack Kuntz, Penn State – not dressed
  • TE Bruno Labelle, Cinci – dressed and warmed up
  • Xavier Legette, South Carolina – not in warmups
  • Jaivian Lofton, Liberty – did not play
  • Taysir Mack, Pitt – returned to action
  • Omar Manning, Nebraska – not dressed
  • Jimmy Marshall, MTSU – inactive
  • TE Cam McCormick, Oregon – dressed, did not appear to play
  • Dyelan Miller, Arizona – unavailable
  • Tarique Milton, Iowa State – not dressed
  • TE James Mitchell, Virginia Tech – played
  • TE Briley Moore, Kansas State – returned to action
  • TE Collin Moore, Cal – unavailable
  • TE Griffin Moore, Illinois – returned from covid
  • Rondale Moore, Purdue – season debut (Friday)
  • Tre Nixon, UCF – returned to action for first time since Sept 19th
  • Trey Palmer, LSU – not dressed
  • George Pickens, Georgia – returned to action
  • Mycah Pittman, Oregon – unavailable
  • TE Kyle Pitts, Florida – out
  • TE Tony Poljan, Virginia – played after banged up last week
  • Kendrick Pryor, Wisconsin – out
  • Abdur Rahmaan-Yaseen, Purdue – unavailable (Friday)
  • TE Justin Rigg, Kentucky – unavailable
  • TE Gavin Sharp, UTSA – did not play
  • Jyaire Shorter, North Texas – unavailable
  • Trevon Sidney, Illinois – inactive
  • Deonte Simpson, North Texas – unavailable
  • TE Brevyn Spann-Ford, Minnesota – boot on foot Friday, unavailable
  • Marquis Spiker, Washington – unavailable
  • TE Austin Stogner, Oklahoma – not dressed, injury
  • TE Khameron Taylor, Indiana – active
  • Yusuf Terry, Baylor – opts out of the rest of the season
  • Dayton Wade, Western Kentucky – did not play
  • Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State – played
  • Jared Wayne, Pitt – covid-related
  • TE Spencer Webb, Oregon – dressed
  • TE Carter Wheat, BYU – returned to action
  • TE Brayden Willis, Oklahoma – returned to action
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CFB Injuries & Updates – Thur-Fri. November 19-20

On Thursday morning Louisiana Tech WR Adrian Hardy announced he was opting out of the rest of the season to prep for the NFL draft. Arkansas QB Feleipe Franks should be good to go this week after playing through a hand injury last weekend, and New Mexico QB Tevaka Tuioti may be a gameday decision on Friday as he works his way through concussion protocol.

In more QB news, Georgia Tech QB James Graham announced he will enter the transfer portal. On Thursday night both Tulsa QB starter Zach Smith and reserve QB Seth Boomer left the game with injuries. Thursday also brought news that Washington State QB Jayden de Laura has reportedly tested positive for covid, while UCLA QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson may also be impacted by covid testing/protocols.

On Friday Southern Miss QB Jack Abraham and Utah State WR Deven Thompkins entered the transfer portal. Louisiana Tech RB Justin Henderson opted out to prep for the NFL draft, the second big loss for Tech in two days.

(Availability reports from Friday night games will be listed on Saturday.)

List of Injuries & Updates from November 19-20:

QBs:

  • Jack Abraham, Southern Miss – enters transfer portal as a grad transfer after recently opting out
  • Seth Boomer, Tulsa – reserve QB filling in for Zach Smith was injured Thursday night
  • Gunner Cruz, Washington State – reported to have gotten first team reps in practice Thursday with de Laura potentially out
  • Jayden de Laura, Washington State – reportedly has tested positive for covid and will miss this weekend’s game
  • Feleipe Franks, Arkansas – after left hand injury last weekend has practiced every day this week and is good to go
  • James Graham, Georgia Tech – enters transfer portal
  • Zach Smith, Tulsa – injured Thursday night
  • Zac Thomas, App State – gameday decision on Saturday
  • Dorian Thompson Robinson, UCLA – status is reportedly unclear due to covid protocols
  • Tevaka Tuioti, New Mexico – may be a gameday decision as he recovers from concussion protocol

RBs:

  • Ty Chandler, Tennessee – has started back into practice routine, hopeful can continue to improve and get to 100%
  • Ben Easington, USC – ruled out this weekend
  • Kory Gainwell, Memphis – enters transfer portal
  • Justin Henderson, Louisiana Tech – will forgo the rest of the season to prepare for the NFL draft
  • Marcel Murray, Arkansas State – described as day to day earlier this week (same update now for many weeks)
  • Corey Taylor, Tulsa – played on Thursday night after appearing limited last game

WRs & TEs:

  • Jalen Brooks, South Carolina – back spasms in practice, questionable but sounds hopeful
  • Adrian Hardy, Louisiana Tech – opts out and declares for NFL draft
  • Malik Knowles, Kansas State – expected to transfer, follow-up reports that this is premature as he has not yet entered the portal, but he is not expected to travel this weekend
  • TE Zack Kuntz, Penn State – dealing with apparent injury, hopes to return soon
  • TE Nolan Matthews, Arizona State – enters transfer portal
  • Munir McClain, USC – withdraws name from transfer portal
  • TE Briley Moore, Kansas State – expected to play this weekend
  • TE Keveon Mullins, South Carolina – done for the season after ankle surgery
  • Tre Nixon, UCF – will be evaluated at the end of the week (same update as last week)
  • George Pickens, Georgia – expected to return this week
  • Deven Thompkins, Utah State – enters transfer portal
  • Powers Warren, Miss State – enters transfer portal
  • TE Maverick Wolfley, Akron – in the portal as a grad transfer
Posted in College Basketball

CBB Player Updates – Week of Nov. 16-22

(Post continually updated throughout the week)

This week saw Eric Curry (Minnesota) announced to be available to start the season and Alexis Yetna (South Florida) to be fully cleared. But Jaylen Butz (DePaul) will miss the start of the season, and Tyson Jolly (SMU) has not been practicing with the team for personal reasons. And in tough news, Baylor’s Tristan Clark announced he was retiring from basketball due to knee issues.

(Updates & Injuries in the first section, Transfers down below.)

College Basketball Updates & Injuries this week:

  • Warith Alatishe, Oregon State – eligible after transfer from Nicholls State
  • Cole Bajema, Washington – eligible after transfer from Michigan
  • Keion Brooks, Kentucky – still not full-participant in practice with calf injury
  • Jaylen Butz, DePaul – will miss the start of the season for undisclosed reasons, no timetable given for return
  • Xavier Castaneda, South Florida – groin, day to day
  • Julian Champagnie, St John’s – dealing with minor ankle turn
  • Tristan Clark, Baylor – retiring from basketball due to knee issues
  • Henry Coleman, Duke – tweaked ankle in second scrimmage
  • Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree, Villanova – will miss early season games with shin injury
  • Eric Curry, Minnesota – available to play in opener next week
  • Christian David, Butler – cleared for non-contact work, knee
  • Anthony Harris, UNC – will not play in season-opener, not fully cleared
  • Matthew Hurt, Duke – tweaked leg in first scrimmage, has been held out to get to full strength, returned to practice on Monday
  • Jarred Hyder, Cal – waiver for eligibility denied after transfer from Fresno State
  • Musa Jallow, Ohio State – should return to practice this week but is questionable for the season opener
  • Tyson Jolly, SMU – not currently practicing with the team due to a personal matter
  • Kimani Lawrence, Arizona State – will come down to the wire on availability for opener, knee
  • Ira Lee, Arizona – has missed several weeks with a concussion, needs time to get worked back into practice
  • Darius McBride, SMU – out for a while due to injuries from October car accident
  • JP Moorman, Temple – away from the program because of a loss in the family
  • Luther Muhammad, Arizona State – out 2-3 months after shoulder surgery
  • Femi Odukale, Pitt – full participant in practice after August arm injury
  • Ody Oguama, Wake Forest – returned to practice after having mono
  • Drew Peterson, USC – eligible after transfer from Rice
  • Preston Santos, UMass – taking personal leave of absence, 4.6 ppg last year
  • Ignas Sargiunas, Colorado State – left the program
  • Ben Stanley, Xavier – waiver for eligibility denied
  • Isaiah Stokes, Memphis – suspended for this season
  • Tai Strickland, Temple – not practicing yet after shoulder surgery
  • Deon Stroud, Fresno State – eligible after transfer from UTEP
  • Jalen Terry, Oregon – out for a while with a sprained ankle
  • Seth Towns, Ohio State – still limited with no timetable for return, knee
  • Anthony Walker, Miami – has been cleared to practice, knee
  • Samuell Williamson, Louisville – likely ready for season-opener, knee
  • Jae’Lyn Withers, Louisville – should be ready for season-opener, ankle
  • Alexis Yetna, South Florida – fully medically cleared, knee

College Basketball Transfers this week:

  • Jimmy Boeheim, Cornell – enters transfer portal, 16.7 ppg last year
  • Tamenang Choh, Brown – plans to transfer, 13.2 ppg last season
  • Rio Haskett – will grad transfer from Harvard to Hampton, 6.2ppg
  • Bryan Knapp, Cornell – enters transfer portal, 7.1 ppg last year
  • Terrance McBride, Cornell – enters transfer portal, 12.7 ppg last year
  • Ryan Schwieger, Princeton – enters transfer portal, 10.7 ppg last year
Posted in College Football

CFB Injuries & Updates – Wed. November 18

On Wednesday Florida State QB Chubba Purdy was shared to have had season-ending surgery, and Texas Tech WR KeSean Carter is out for the rest of the season as well with a collarbone injury. TE Grant Calcaterra announced he will transfer from Oklahoma to Auburn. And on Wednesday night Toledo RB Shakif Seymour (personal) and Western Michigan WR Skyy Moore (injury) did not play.

List of Injuries & Updates from November 18:

QBs:

  • Justin Agner, Florida Atlantic – opted out a few weeks ago
  • JT Daniels, Georgia – reportedly expected to start this weekend
  • Florida International – QB1 is Stone Norton OR Max Bortenschlager
  • TJ Finley, LSU – likely starter this week
  • Jarrett Guarantano, Tennessee – back to health, practicing
  • Chance Lovertich, South Alabama – has not been at practice the past two days, described as out indefinitely, not covid-related
  • Aidan O’Connell, Purdue – is a gametime decision, if he can’t go Jack Plummer is QB2
  • Eli Peters, Toledo – left game with lower body injury on Wed. night
  • Chubba Purdy, Florida State – season-ending surgery for complications with hardware from previous collarbone injury

RBs:

  • Darius Boone, Eastern Michigan – did not play Wed. night
  • Dylan Downing – announces transfer from UNLV to Purdue
  • Garrett Groshek, Wisconsin – practicing and hopeful to return this week
  • La’Darius Jefferson, Western Michigan – played on Wednesday night
  • Will Jones, Ball State – unavailable Wednesday night
  • Jaxson Kincaide, Western Michigan – did not play Wednesday night
  • Shakif Seymour, Toledo – did not travel for the game Wed. due to his mother passing away
  • Sean Tyler, Western Michigan – appeared to suffer a lower body injury on Wed. night
  • Anthony Williams, Michigan State – enters transfer portal

WRs & TEs:

  • TE Rashad Beecham, UTEP – enters transfer portal
  • Hassan Beydoun, Eastern Michigan – he was not seen in pregame by one reporter on site, but did end up playing Wednesday night after missing last week
  • TE Grant Calcaterra – announces transfer from Oklahoma to Auburn
  • KeSean Carter, Texas Tech – out for the season with a broken collarbone
  • Dylan Drummond, Eastern Michigan – did not play Wed. night, via the broadcast I saw him on the sideline not in pads
  • Mike Ezeike, UCLA – injured in fall camp and working his way back
  • Dominic Gicinto, Missouri – enters transfer portal
  • Skyy Moore, Western Michigan – did not play Wed. night, reports he may have been dinged up in practice
  • TE Daniel Parker, Missouri – ruled out for Saturday
  • TE Brady Russell, Colorado – will miss at least a few weeks with a lower leg injury
  • Aaron Young, Florida Atlantic – opts out of season
Posted in College Football

CFB Injuries & Updates – Tues. November 17

On Tuesday Texas State QB Tyler Vitt was revealed to have a dislocated wrist and expected to miss the rest of the season, but Troy QB Gunnar Watson has been practicing and may play this weekend. The Michigan State and Penn State QB situations are in competition. On Tuesday night Bowling Green RB Andrew Clair was in action after missing last week with a shoulder injury.

List of Injuries & Updates from November 17:

QBs:

  • Cade Fortin, South Florida – remains out, could return next week
  • Trevor Lawrence, Clemson – feeling good after return from Covid
  • Katravis Marsh, South Florida – practicing after injury last weekend
  • Michigan State – QB competition between Rocky Lombardi and Payton Thorne
  • Penn State – QB competition between Sean Clifford and Will Levis
  • Spencer Rattler, Oklahoma – “100%”
  • Tyler Vitt, Texas State – dislocated wrist, out for season
  • Gunnar Watson, Troy – has been practicing, could return this week

RBs:

  • Andrew Clair, Bowling Green – returned to action Tuesday night
  • Keyon Henry-Brooks, Vanderbilt – did not practice today but feels good, tomorrow will be key

WRs & TEs:

  • Julian Hicks, Akron – played Tuesday night
  • Jeremiah Hunter, Cal – upper body, out for season
  • Frank Ladson, Clemson – out again this week
  • Xavier Legette, South Carolina – did not practice, banged up
  • Michael Mathison, Akron – was unavailable Tuesday night
  • Munir McClain, USC – suspended receiver plans to enter the transfer portal
  • Lonkevious McFadden, Kent State – enters transfer portal
  • TE Briley Moore, Kansas State – gametime decision
  • KD Nixon, Colorado – practiced today, getting up to full speed
  • TE Daniel Parker, Missouri – doubtful
  • Osiris St. Brown, Stanford – should be good to go this weekend after being out for a combination of covid contact tracing and rehabbing an injury
Posted in College Football

CFB Injuries & Updates – Mon. November 16

On Monday Louisville RB Javian Hawkins announced he was opting out to prepare for the NFL draft, and Louisiana-Monroe QB Colby Suits announced he was opting out and entering the transfer portal after passing for over 1500 yards this season. Utah State QB Jason Shelley was dismissed from the team on Sunday night.

App State RB Daetrich Harrington will be out for an extended period, but UTSA RB Sincere McCormick returned to the team after the birth of his daughter. In receiver news, Oregon WR Mycah Pittman is not expected to be available again this week.

List of Injuries & Updates from November 16 (or from Sunday where noted):

QBs:

  • Trad Beatty, Temple – out again this week
  • Stetson Bennett, Georgia – still dinged up (shoulder) and QB competition continues in practice
  • Gerry Bohanon, Baylor – returned to team after missing last weekend for personal reasons
  • Rex Culpepper, Syracuse – has been at practice but participation levels not stated and status sounds unclear
  • Jalon Daniels, Kansas – sounds like has been limited in practice (lower body) but hopeful to play this week
  • Matt Duncan, Temple – will start this week
  • Jarrett Guarantano, Tennessee – practiced Sunday but many QBs took reps
  • Mo Hasan, USC – surgery for compartment syndrome, out 3-4 weeks (Sunday)
  • Illinois – Brandon Peters is back this week, competition sounds open between Peters and Isaiah Williams
  • Sheldon Layman, Memphis – back in transfer portal after previously withdrawing
  • Michigan – starter open for competition between Joe Milton and Cade McNamara
  • Re-al Mitchell, Temple – out for the season with injury
  • Cooper Legas, Utah State – will start this week
  • Anthony Russo, Temple – not available until next Monday
  • Jason Shelley, Utah State – dismissed from the team for violation of team rules (Sunday)
  • Colby Suits, Louisiana-Monroe – opts out of the season and enters the transfer portal
  • Zac Thomas, App State – day to day
  • Keytaon Thompson, Virginia – will be available this weekend
  • Jordan Travis, Florida State – expected back at practice this week, may be competing with Chubba Purdy to start
  • Tate Whatley, Southern Miss – hopeful to be back this week

RBs:

  • Mulbah Car, Houston – dealing with lower body injuries
  • BJ Emmons, FAU – banged up last game but good to go this week
  • Hassan Hall, Louisville – expected back this week
  • Daetrich Harrington, App State – out for an extended period
  • Javian Hawkins, Louisville – opts out of season to prepare for the NFL draft
  • Keyon Henry-Brooks, Vanderbilt – getting treatment after injury last weekend, likely questionable this week
  • Khalil Herbert, Virginia Tech – feeling good dealing with hamstring after playing Saturday and hopeful to be full-go this week
  • La’Darius Jefferson, Western Michigan – should be available Wed. after getting banged up last week
  • Jaxson Kincaide, Western Michigan – should be available Wed. after getting banged up last week
  • Sincere McCormick, UTSA – returned to the team after the birth of his daughter and is expected to practice as normal this week
  • Marcus McElroy, Colorado State – limited in practice this week, shoulder
  • Kyle Porter, Houston – hopeful to return this week

WRs & TEs:

  • Lawrence Arnold, Kansas – out after having minor surgery
  • Tutu Atwell, Louisville – dealing with injury and questionable, hopeful to be back but short week doesn’t help
  • TE Cade Brewer, Texas – suffered chest contusion in practice last week
  • Kam Brown, Texas A&M – enters transfer portal
  • Brian Casteel, Arizona – expected back this week
  • Daewood Davis, Oregon – not expected to play this week
  • Drew Dixon, Arizona – expected back this week
  • Emeka Emezie, NC State – on the depth chart after banged up on Saturday
  • TE Brandon Frazier, Auburn – looking good in practice, should contribute down the stretch (Sunday)
  • TE Chase Hancock, Georgia Southern – out 4-6 weeks with lower leg injury
  • Tre’Shaun Harrison, Oregon State – Florida State transfer expected to be eligible either Dec. 5 or 12
  • Shedrick Jackson, Auburn – expected to practice Tuesday (Sunday)
  • TE Hunter Kampmoyer, Oregon – should be available
  • Frank Ladson, Clemson – not on depth chart due to injury
  • Oliver Martin, Nebraska – eligible after transfer from Iowa
  • TE Cam McCormick, Oregon – should be available
  • Mycah Pittman, Oregon – not expected to be available
  • Marquez Stevenson, Houston – still day to day
  • TE Austin Stogner, Oklahoma – doing better, still sore
  • De’Vion Warren, Arkansas – ACL, out for season
  • TE Spencer Webb, Oregon – likely unavailable
  • TE Jared Wiley, Texas – shoulder injury in practice last week
  • TE Jude Wolfe, USC – left game Saturday with ankle injury (Sunday)