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Baylor president recommends outside counsel

Baylor University president Ken Starr issued a statement last night, recommending that the school retain outside counsel to conduct its investigation into the handling of former football player Sam Ukwuachu, who was convicted of rape last week and has had controversy surround just why he was allowed at Baylor to begin with ever since. The Dallas Morning News issued Starr’s statement...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Sam Ukwuachu’s dad: Art Briles didn’t know about son’s past

The saga surrounding how much Baylor University and head football coach Art Briles knew about former defensive end and Boise State transfer Sam Ukwuachu’s violent past has taken yet another twist, as the young man’s father has now gotten involved. In a radio interview, as reported by Waco’s KWTX, Felix Ukwuachu has said that Briles had absolutely zero knowledge of his son...
Via Campus Sports Net
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A return to Boise roots for Washington coach Chris Petersen

The Harris Ranch neighborhood sits about five miles from campus, off a road that continues into the foothills and the popular Lucky Peak reservoir. This is where Chris Petersen decided to put down roots. Those roots were not just isolated to the area a short drive - or jog for avid runner Petersen - from the blue football field he helped launch into prominence in 13 years as a resident...
Via AP on Fox
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Sam Ukwuachu’s battle with depression led to dismissal?

Former Baylor and Boise State defensive end Sam Ukwuachu was dismissed from the Broncos’ program due to his battle with depression and not solely for his violent behavior, Boise State said in a statement yesterday. Mark Schlabach of ESPN reported the new development. Per Schlabach, Boise State officials were concerned about Ukwuachu’s behavior during his final months at the...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Big 12 supports prohibiting transfers for violence issues

Big 12 Conference athletic directors are unanimously backing a proposal that would prohibit schools from accepting transfers who were disciplined for violent acts at their previous schools. In a text to The Associated Press, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Tuesday that conference ADs meeting in New Orleans "supported a policy draft similar to that of the (Southeastern Conference...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington coach speaks for first time since Ukwuachu sentence

SEATTLE -- Washington coach Chris Petersen has declined to expand on his statement from last week regarding the transfer of Sam Ukwuachu from Boise State to Baylor when Petersen was the Broncos' head coach. Petersen spoke with reporters Tuesday for the first time since Ukwuachu was found guilty on sexual assault charges. The 22-year-old Ukwuachu was sentenced to six months in jail...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Big 12 close to adopting SEC transfer policy

In light of the drama surrounding the sexual assault conviction of former Baylor and Boise State defensive end Sam Ukwuachu, the Big 12 could soon be adopting the same policy as the SEC regarding transfers with checkered pasts. Per Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports, all of the Big 12 Conference’s athletic directors unanimously voted to adopt a rule like the one the SEC passed in May, one...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

No timeline for Huskies QB decision, may play two QB's against Boise State

The Washington Huskies open up their 2015 season in just a matter of days; however, it seems like head coach Chris Petersen is in no rush to name a starting quarterback.Adam Jude of The Seattle Times reported on Tuesday that Petersen said there was no decision on the QB situation and there is no timeline for that decision, either.However, according to Jude, Petersen did float the...
Via Fox Sports
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Chris Petersen declines to elaborate on Ukwuachu situation

SEATTLE (AP) Washington coach Chris Petersen has declined to expand on his statement from last week regarding the transfer of Sam Ukwuachu from Boise State to Baylor when Petersen was the Broncos' head coach. Petersen spoke with reporters Tuesday for the first time since Ukwuachu was found guilty on sexual assault charges. The 22-year-old Ukwuachu was sentenced to six months in...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Petersen declines to elaborate on Ukwuachu situation

SEATTLE — Washington coach Chris Petersen has declined to expand on his statement from last week regarding the transfer of Sam Ukwuachu from Boise State to Baylor when Petersen was the Broncos' head c
Via WacoTrib.com - Baylor Football
3 days ago

Chris Petersen declines to elaborate on Ukwuachu situation (copy)

SEATTLE — Washington coach Chris Petersen has declined to expand on his statement from last week regarding the transfer of Sam Ukwuachu from Boise State to Baylor when Petersen was the Broncos' head c
Via WacoTrib.com - Baylor Football
3 days ago

Florida turned down Sam Ukwuachu due to violent past

The saga of former Baylor and Boise State defensive end Sam Ukwuachu and how much Baylor knew about his past continues, as Sports Illustrated is reporting that the Florida Gators did not bring him aboard due to his violent history at Boise State. Ukwuachu was recently convicted of sexual assault against a former Baylor soccer player and was sentenced to six months in jail, plus 10...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Florida Turned Down Former Baylor, Boise State Player Convicted Of Assault

Controversy has been swirling over the campus of Baylor University following the conviction of football player Sam Ukwuachu for the assault of another student athetle in 2013. Bears head coach Art Briles continues to insist he knew nothing about Ukwuachu’s past issues while at Boise State, while former BSU head coach Chris Petersen (now at Washington) claims he told the school...
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Details of Sam Ukwuachu’s last days at BSU revealed

Following Baylor defensive lineman Sam Ukwuachu’s rape conviction this week, a hot topic of conversation has been just what information Bears coach Art Briles received from former Boise State coach Chris Petersen, for whom Ukwuachu played before being dismissed from the program in spring 2013. Briles claims that he had no idea Ukwuachu had such a violent past while Petersen, now...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Art Briles must come forward now to avoid epic downfall

Over the past 24 hours, rumors have been swirling about whether or not Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles knew about the violent past of defensive lineman and former Boise State Broncos player Sam Ukwuachu. If he did, he simply needs to resign now to avoid a complete and utter PR nightmare for both himself and the Bears program. Earlier this week, Ukwuachu was convicted of sexual...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Art Briles ignore Sam Ukwuachu’s violent past?

Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles is in the headlines for all of the wrong reasons today. Following news that defensive end Sam Ukwuachu was found guilty of raping a former Baylor soccer player, Briles decided to come out and defend his decision to allow the troubled player on his team despite a checkered past that led to his dismissal from Boise State. Art Briles emphatically...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor Coach Defends School Accepting Player Later Convicted Of Sexual Assault

It’s a case of he said, he said involving two coaches in major college football. After former Baylor Bears player Sam Ukwuachu was found guilty of a sexual assault involving a soccer player at the school, coach Art Briles is defending the university in saying he didn’t know about past issues Ukwuachu had at Boise State, his first college: Ukwuachu transferred in to Baylor in...
Via Gamedayr
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Peterson Responds To Art Briles’ Statements, Says He “Thoroughly Apprised” Briles On Ukwuachu’s Situation

It didn’t take long for former Boise State head coach and current Washington head coach Chris Peterson to respond to Art Briles’ statements regarding his recruitment of Sam Ukwuachu, who was found guilty of sexual assault on Thursday.  Early Friday morning, Briles responded to the situation that has been gaining traction over the last 24 hours.  Art Briles emphatically denied...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bumpy road expected in Petersen's 2nd year at Washington

SEATTLE (AP) When Chris Petersen took the job at Washington, it was clear changing the culture, style and approach was going to be a multi-year process. Despite a winning record and bowl game appearance in his first season, don't be surprised if the Huskies take a step back in Year 2. Significant talent departures, a lack of upperclassmen, a challenging schedule and questions at...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles to Watch

It was an up-and-down debut for head coach Chris Petersen and the Washington Huskies as they went 8-6 last season. Petersen and the staff had to...
Via Athlon Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

UW Football: Nate Dogg’s son sent packing from UW

The Chris Petersen regime does not excuse anyone regardless productivity or fame. Sophomore cornerback Naijiel Hale, son of deceased rapper Nate Dogg, was sent home for disciplinary reasons.   “Unfortunately, that always happens. Naijiel’s been dismissed from our program,” Petersen said. “We need to move forward. Wish Naijiel the best.” Hale signed with the Huskies in...
Via Seattle Side Up!
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Petersen starts 2nd year at Washington with question at QB

SEATTLE (AP) Chris Petersen is set to begin his second season at Washington with no bigger question than who will be his starting quarterback. It's one of many questions Petersen has about the Huskies, coming off an 8-6 first season at Washington. Last year's starter, Cyler Miles, stepped away from football because of hip problems. That leaves senior Jeff Lindquist, redshirt freshman...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington CB Naijiel Hale dismissed from program

Washington Huskies rising sophomore cornerback Naijiel Hale, son of the late rapper Nate Dogg, has been dismissed from the program for what head coach Chris Petersen called a disciplinary issue. Adam Jude of The Seattle Times reported Hale’s dismissal on Twitter. Sophomore CB Naijiel Hale has been dismissed from the program, Petersen announces. Disciplinary issue. No details...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: Number 16 — Boise State

Boise State Broncos 2014 Record: 11-2 (won the Fiesta Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Boise State go undefeated … and if so, what would be the CFB Playoff’s response? This is sort of like getting extra gin in your gin and tonic just because the bottle was nearly empty and the barkeep didn’t want to waste time with what little was left so he poured it in, but both questions...
Via The Student Section
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: Number 16 — Boise State

Boise State Broncos 2014 Record: 11-2 (won the Fiesta Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Boise State go undefeated … and if so, what would be the CFB Playoff’s response? This is sort of like getting extra gin in your gin and tonic just because the bottle was nearly empty and the barkeep didn’t want to waste time with what little was left so he poured it in, but both questions...
Via Bloguin Best
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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