After practice today, Kentucky defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot talks about Dak Prescott and Mississippi State, as well as the emergence of UK’s Jabari Johnson at outside linebacker.
Update: Appears to be some confusion over when this would start. See tweet.
The Dallas Morning News reports that the University of Texas will start paying its athletes a $10,000 stipend per year for cost of attendance and the use of likenesses and image.
The Morning News says the cost will total $6 million per year and will be produced by revenue from football and men’s basketball.
Texas has the biggest budget in all of college athletics, so the school an afford the $6 million per year.
The independent investigation into the academic fraud scandal at the University of North Carolina, which involved athletes on both the football and basketball teams, has been completed.
Jerry Tipton reports the following from SEC Basketball Media Days:
- Kentucky was picked by the media to win the league.
- Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison, Arkansas’ Bobby Portis, Florida’s Michael Frazier II, LSU’s Jodan Mickey and Ole Miss’ Jarvis Summers were selected first-team All-SEC by the media.
- Willie Cauley-Stein, Andrew Harrison, Alex Poythress and Karl-Anthony Towns, all of Kentucky, joined Georgia’s Charles Mann as second-team All-SEC selections by the media.
- Media voted Aaron Harrison as the SEC’s Pre-season Player of the Year.
Former Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch and former UK defensive end Art Still are among those candidates on the College Football Hall of Fame 2015 Ballot, released Wednesday morning.
Florida basketball got some good news Tuesday as guard Eli Carter was cleared to start practicing full-time, reports Chris Harry of Gatorzone.
A transfer from Rutgers, Carter played in seven games last season but was still bothered by the effects of a broken right leg he suffered while playing at Rutgers. Carter averaged 14.3 points over two seasons before transferring to Gainesville.
Carter should help a Gators backcourt that includes junior Michael Frazier and sophomore Kasey Hill.
Florida was ranked No. 7 in the USA Today coaches’ pre-season poll. Kentucky plays at the Gators on February 7, with Florida coming to Rupp Arena to finish the regular season on March 7.
Related link: Kentucky basketball 2014-15 schedule
Jerry Tipton is in Charlotte covering the SEC Basketball Media Days. The women got things started Tuesday and Jerry filed these videos.