College Football: Weekend News Roundup

College Football Weekend Roundup

7/23/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Good morning college football fans, and happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend—here are some interesting headlines you may have missed over the last several days.Blog Photo - College Football: Weekend News Roundup

- Former North Carolina wide receiver (and current New York Giant) Hakeem Nicks was found guilty of academic fraud on Friday. An asterisk was added to his collegiate statistics.

- Colorado State commit Zach Golditch was wounded in the horrific Aurora, Colorado shooting that took place at a local movie theater early Friday. He was just inches away from suffering a life-threatening injury, as a bullet went through his earlobe.

- Former Auburn running back Michael Dyer made it clear that he was happy with his decision to play for Arkansas State, despite rumors of him transferring to Pittsburg State.

-  Amid a current NCAA investigation, reports show that current Miami (Fla.) coach Al Golden was well aware of former staff member Sean Allen's recruiting violations. If true, the Hurricanes' football program could be facing major repercussions in the near future.

-  The Joe Paterno statue that sat in front of Beaver Stadium was ordered to be removed by Penn State president Rod Erickson on Sunday morning. "I believe that, were it to remain, the statue will be a recurring wound to the multitude of individuals across the nation and beyond who have been the victims of child abuse," Erickson said in a statement.

Former Michigan wide receiver Darryl Stonum announced he will transfer to Baylor for his final year of eligibility on Sunday. He did not play last season due to disciplinary issues.

- Jim Carlen, former coach for West Virginia, South Carolina and Texas Tech, died Sunday at the age of 79. He was 107-69-6 in his 16-year coaching career and had just three losing seasons.

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