In March it was announced that Jerry Rice Jr. — yes, that Jerry Rice — was one of three UCLA players who were foregoing their final year of eligibility.
As it turns out, Rice was merely foregoing his final season of eligibility with the Bruins.
On his Twitter account Friday night, the son of the Hall of Famer announced that he will be continuing his collegiate playing career at UNLV. As Rice will graduate from UCLA this weekend, he will be eligible to play immediately in 2013 for the Rebels.
“Well it’s been real Ucla… Ended a little sooner than I thought but will always be a bruin..That said I’m bout to be a rebel bruin at #UNLV,” Rice’s tweet read.
During his time at UCLA, Rice recorded nine catches for 69 yards.
One of the most productive pass-catching duos in the country has been cut in half.
Tulsa head coach Philip Montgomery confirmed Tuesday that Keevan Lucas sustained a torn patellar tendon in the third quarter of Saturday’s loss to Houston. As a result, the wide receiver will miss the remainder of the 2015 season.
“He’s such an emotional leader for us and such a great kid,” the first-year coach said. “We’ll have to make a few adjustments offensively and move some people around and try to make sure we’ve got guys in the right spot but also guys who will step up and be ready to play.”
Lucas is currently second on the team with 26 receptions and 409 receiving yards, behind Keyarris Garrett‘s 33 and 539. His five receiving touchdowns, though, are tops on the team.
Montgomery expects Lucas to be healthy enough to participate in spring practice next year.
For the second time in less than a month, two members of the Purdue football program have found themselves on the wrong side of the law.
This time around it’s a pair of freshmen, linebacker Wyatt Cook and defensive end Chazmyn Turner, who are in a bit of a predicament, with the Indianapolis Star reporting that both players were arrested over the weekend. Cook was charged with minor consumption of alcohol while Turner was charged with possession of marijuana.
No details of what led to the arrests and charges were made public. The program is aware of the incident, but have not stated what if any punishment either could be facing.
Cook was a three-star member of this year’s recruiting class, Turner a two-star. Neither has played in a game this season.
In the middle of last month, two freshmen cornerbacks, Evyn Cooper and David Rose, were arrested and charged in connection to stolen bicycles. Those two were members of this year’s recruiting class as well.