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Washington State dismisses top WR Martin

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(TSX / STATS) -- Washington State dismissed leading wide receiver Tavares Martin Jr. for an undisclosed violation of team rules on Sunday, though there are conflicting accounts of what happened.

Martin claimed in a twitter post that he asked for his release from the program, which resulted in the dismissal.

"I was dismissed from the team because I asked for my release." Martin said on Twitter. "I never knew me asking for my release was a violation of the team rules."


Texas A&M suspends DT Henderson

(TSX / STATS) -- Texas A&M starting defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson was suspended indefinitely after being arrested on multiple felony assault charges on Sunday.

Henderson, a senior, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, tampering with evidence and possession of marijuana in an early Sunday morning incident at an apartment complex in College Station, Texas.


OU's Mayfield wins Heisman in landslide

(TSX / STATS) -- NEW YORK -- Baker Mayfield's college career began with him being introduced as a walk-on quarterback. Now the Oklahoma quarterback has Heisman Trophy winner attached to his name.

Mayfield claimed college football's biggest individual honor Saturday night at the Marriott Marquis near Times Square when he totaled 732 first-place votes and 2,398 points.


Army posts second straight win over Navy

(TSX / STATS) -- Ahmad Bradshaw led a fourth-quarter scoring drive and Army used a late defensive stand to beat Navy for the second straight year 14-13 Saturday in the 118th meeting between the two rivals at snowy Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa.

The win gives Army (9-3) the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for the first time since 1996.


Missouri gives Odom 2-year extension

(TSX / STATS) -- Missouri extended the contract of head football coach Barry Odom for two years, the school announced Saturday. The new agreement runs through the 2022-2023 season.

The contract extension has not yet been formally approved by the university board and president, but that is not expected to be an issue.


Oregon to promote OC Cristobal to coach

(TSX / STATS) -- Oregon promoted co-offensive coordinator and interim coach Mario Cristobal to head coach, the school announced Friday.

The deal with the 47-year-old Cristobal was being finalized Friday morning, a source told ESPN.


Vols hire Alabama DC Pruitt as coach

(TSX / STATS) -- Tennessee has hired Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt as its new head coach, the school confirmed on Thursday.

Pruitt, 43, officially will be introduced as the Volunteers' 26th head coach on Thursday night.


OU QB Mayfield cleans up at awards show

(TSX / STATS) -- Oklahoma senior quarterback Baker Mayfield took home plenty of hardware Thursday night, winning four major awards in what is expected to be a precursor to hoisting the Heisman Trophy.

Baker won the Maxwell Award as the national player of the year and the Davey O'Brien Award, which goes to the country's top quarterback, to highlight the College Football Awards Show.


Oregon St. hires Riley back as assistant

(TSX / STATS) -- Mike Riley is back at Oregon State -- this time as an assistant head coach.

Riley's appointment was announced Thursday by new coach Jonathan Smith, who played one season (1998) under Riley and later was a graduate assistant (2003) on Riley's staff.


Arkansas hires SMU's Morris as coach

(TSX / STATS) -- The Arkansas Razorbacks hired SMU's Chad Morris to become their next head coach, the school announced Wednesday.

Morris will be paid $3.5 million per year after agreeing to a six-year, $21 million contract.

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