NCF Nation: lunchtime links

Lunchtime Links

May, 27, 2011
I can smell the burgers sizzling on the grill. But first, your last helping of links for the week.

The Boise State-Toledo game has been moved to Friday, Sept. 16 and will be on ESPN or ESPN2.

Read the surveys from the athletic directors whose teams were in The Little Caesars Bowl.

A conference will come calling for BYU.

Virgil Green says he got mentally tough at Nevada.

Under outgoing president Stephen Weber, San Diego State athletics emerged from trying times.

Where does Ohio rank in The Orlando Sentinel's college football countdown? Seems low to me.

Bravo to Toledo coach Tim Beckman for standing firm in kicking two players off the team who were each charged with felonious assault in separate incidents.

Hawaii is in talks to play Wisconsin and Notre Dame in a home-and-home series.

Lunchtime Links

May, 20, 2011
Have a great weekend, everyone! Here are your links for today.

Tulsa offensive lineman Kody Cooke mourns the passing of his childhood friend, Oklahoma linebacker Austin Box.

Memphis defensive back Mo Seisay will transfer to Eastern Arizona. Seisay started 12 games at cornerback as a redshirt freshman last season but was moved to safety in the spring.

Check out UCF's expenses for the Liberty Bowl.

Hawaii fans are creating a big demand for tickets to games at Washington and UNLV.

Five UCF players are enrolled in the first summer session, including linebacker Leilon Willingham of Denver.

Plenty of non-AQ players on the watch list for the Rimington Award, given annually to the nation's best center.

A breakdown of Bowling Green headed into 2011.

Lunchtime Links

May, 19, 2011
Here are your links for today ...

Former New Mexico assistant J.B. Gerald has re-filed a hostile work environment lawsuit against the university and head coach Mike Locksley.

Boise State adds another recruit for 2012.

Could Conference USA play on Sundays this season?

Howard Karr has made big contributions to Hawaii sports from behind the scenes.

Fisher DeBerry deserves his spot in the College Football Hall of Fame.

Utah and BYU fans will reach TV heaven.

Former Temple running back Tim Brown will try to restart his pro career in the CFL.

Lunchtime Links

May, 18, 2011
Checking in on the non-AQs with your lunchtime links.

Bronco Mendenhall's wife has gotten more comfortable in her role as the first lady of BYU football.

Non-AQ conferences should form their own playoff.

This is a good read on the financial strain bowls put on schools.

Nevada has hired Casey Moore as its running backs coach.

Former Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry was overwhelmed to learn he was selected to the College Football Hall of Fame.

King Congie, expected to be in the field at the Preakness, was named for a Temple super fan who passed away earlier this year.

Former Boise State kicker Kyle Brotzman had a tryout for Arena League football.

Lunchtime Links

May, 17, 2011
Checking around the world of the non-AQs for your lunchtime links. Not much doing as we hit the offseason.

As BYU and Utah prepare to leave the Mountain West, it is easy to see they dominated the conference.

San Diego State had a banner year under athletic director Jim Sterk.

Colin Kaepernick was selected as Nevada's top male senior athlete.

Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky feels good about the future of his league.

A consensus is forming and it looks bleak for FAU.

Steve Addazio is looking to keep Temple's winning ways.

Lunchtime Links

May, 16, 2011
Hope everyone had a nice weekend. Here are your daily links:

Boise State's tab for the ongoing NCAA investigation: $201,000 so far.

Southern Miss and Western Kentucky will play a home-and-home series.

Playoff PAC keeps pressure on the BCS.

The Mountain West appears unlikely to get an AQ bid based on three criteria it must meet for inclusion.

Kesni Tausinga will add depth to the BYU defensive line.

The 49ers don't plan to tinker with Colin Kaepernick's delivery.

Former Air Force players have urged the National Football Foundation to induct former coach Fisher DeBerry into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Preseason magazines are favorable to Hawaii.

Daunte Culpepper participated in Chad Pennington's charity bowling event in Huntington, W.Va.

Lunchtime Links

May, 11, 2011
Here are your links for the day.

Matt James of The Fresno Bee says it's time to stand up to the BCS.

A reality show chronicling future WAC member UT-San Antonio debuts this weekend.

TCU coach Gary Patterson was named Fort Worth's Most Outstanding Citizen.

The BYU-Utah game will begin at 9:15 p.m. ET on Sept. 17 and air on ESPN2.

Former Nevada offensive lineman John Bender will head to the CFL.

New North Texas coach Dan McCarney was energized when he spoke in front of fans as part of the first stop on the Coaches Caravan.

FAU has a target of selling 12,000 season tickets in time for the opening of its new stadium this fall. The Owls have sold 1,811 as of Monday, but athletic director Craig Angelos isn't worried.

Lunchtime Links

May, 10, 2011
Hope you enjoyed the non-AQ spring wrap today. Join me for a live chat to discuss at 2 p.m. ET. Now on to some links.

Former East Carolina quarterback David Garrard keeps giving back.

Middle Tennessee used the spring to fill its holes.

The uDrove Humanitarian Bowl will be played Dec. 17.

BYU looks unusually deep at defensive back.

Coach Mike Price is happy with UTEP's progress this spring.

Atamu (Adam) Ah Ching, a linebacker prospect out of South Carolina, has BYU atop his recruiting list.

BYU's postseason picture is palatable, not perfect.

Lunchtime Links

May, 9, 2011
Hope everyone had a great weekend. Back to your afternoon links.

The WAC board of directors will meet June 14 to discuss expansion candidates.

Fresno State president John Welty plans on discussing the BCS with Mountain West presidents in June. Specifically, how to increase access.

Has Boise State lost its clean-cut image?

Year 2 is much different for cover boy Jake Heaps.

The human performance lab at Air Force has helped the football team.

Former Middle Tennessee cornerback Rod Issac is working out in Miami while he waits for the NFL lockout to end.

Tickets to the Northern Illinois-Wisconsin game at Soldier Field on Sept. 17 go on sale to the general public today.

Lunchtime Links

May, 6, 2011
Happy Friday and Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful women out there. Men, don't forget to thank your moms and wives on Sunday. Now on to some links.

Boise State tried to fix football violations, then created more.

BYU linebacker Jadon Wagner has opted to go the CFL route.

Sen. Orrin Hatch applauds the Justice Department for questioning the BCS.

After the Bengals drafted A.J. Green, he was asked which quarterback he wanted the team to draft. "Andy Dalton," Green said.

Video: Gary Patterson gets into the swing of things for the PGA Tour event, the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Sorta.

East Carolina has surpassed the 20,000 mark in season-ticket sales for the fifth straight season.

The disparity in TV money between Colorado and Colorado State is ...

Lunchtime Links

May, 5, 2011
Here are your links for today:

A Boise State employee spurred the NCAA to investigate the school when she emailed the organization because she did not think the school was taking her compliance complaints seriously.

San Diego State's new strength coach is making a name for himself.

James Jones, Packers receiver and former San Jose State standout, returned to the homeless shelter where he grew up as a child to show the families living there that going from homeless to star athlete is not impossible.

BYU tackle Matt Reynolds discusses his decision to stay in school for his senior year.

What is a blueshirt, anyway?

Utah attorney general Mark Shurtleff is pleased the Department of Justice sent a letter to the NCAA asking why there is no playoff in college football.

Colorado State running back Dorian Brown is happy he enrolled in school early, even though he missed spring practice with a knee injury.

Life has changed in a hurry for Buffalo cornerback Josh Thomas, a fifth-round pick of the Cowboys.

Lunchtime Links

May, 2, 2011
Here are your Monday links. ...

The debate over Kellen Moore's draft stock is now on the clock.

Did UCF coach George O'Leary jump the gun in saying the rivalry with USF was set to resume?

Vincent Brown is thrilled to stay in San Diego.

New Mexico State's offense made progress this spring.

Nick Lamaison is in the lead to replace Trevor Vittatoe as UTEP's starting quarterback.

Quarterbacks were productive in San Jose State's spring scrimmage.

Lunchtime Links

April, 29, 2011
More NFL draft tonight! Where does Andy Dalton go? I agree with Mel Kiper ... to the Bengals in the second round. Now on to some links:

The best catch for Titus Young would be a secure team.

Blake Jurich could win the starting quarterback job at San Jose State.

The attorney for Rice cornerback Kevin Gaddis is confident his client will be cleared of theft and marijuana possession charges.

For Hawaii receiver Greg Salas, getting a draft call will prove the wait was worth it.

UTEP offensive line replacements are hard at work.

An indoor practice facility is one step closer to reality at Marshall.

UCF coach George O'Leary said the team's rivalry with USF is back on.

Lunchtime Links

April, 28, 2011
Cam Newton No. 1 to the Panthers? Hmmm ...

Now on to some links:

Colin Kaepernick could be the highest ever draftee from Nevada.

Boise State defensive backs have found NFL success.

Could independent BYU create its own bowl?

The Mountain West has vacated its spot in the Armed Forces Bowl and only has four bowl tie-ins for 2011. That should go back up to five in 2012 when Nevada, Fresno State and Hawaii join the league.

Houston is going throwback for its Homecoming game.

Here is an update on the men accused of shooting Northern Illinois linebacker Devon Butler.

Marshall linebacker Mario Harvey had to get his name out to NFL scouts the hard way.

Cornerback Justin Combs, the son of rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs, is taking a visit to UAB.

Lunchtime Links

April, 27, 2011
Remembering Michigan and Dolphins great Jim Mandich today with a big "Awwwwwwwwwright Miiiiiiiiiiamuh!" You will be missed.

Here are your links

How profitable is football in Conference USA?

Andy Dalton turned down an invitation to attend the NFL draft and instead he will watch in his hometown of Katy, Texas.

How do you beat Boise State's football team? Start with a high NFL draft pick on offense.

Former San Diego State receiver DeMarco Sampson is taking a wait and see approach to the draft.

Three former Nevada players could be drafted.

The Sheraton Hawaii Bowl plans to talk to the Mountain West about retaining its tie-in with Hawaii in years the Warriors are bowl eligible.

UTEP has added Ole Miss to its 2012 schedule.

Temple Muhammad Wilkerson is eagerly anticipating the draft.