Report: Kentucky loses senior safety Glenn Faulkner for season
DETROIT (AP) For the last five years, the Mid-American Conference West has belonged to the Huskies of Northern Illinois.
Mike Leach: ‘Why not’ have 64 teams in College Football Playoff?
Report: Spurrier tells QB recruit he’ll coach six more years if he commits
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) Clemson has been picked to win the Atlantic Coast Conference and sophomore Deshaun Watson is the league’s preseason player of the year.
This is it, the crossover where summer and fall programming mix. College football is back in action, and we say good bye to some of our favorite summer TV shows like Breaking Bad. TV fans should also keep an eye out on the disc releases, as many shows boxed sets are hitting shelves before the new season begin airing soon. Look below for the highlights this week, followed after the break by our weekly listing of what to look out for in TV, Blu-ray and videogames.
This weekend the first half of the fifth and final season of AMC’s Breaking Bad comes to a close, before viewers wait for the second half to air in summer 2013. You won’t find any spoilers here, but the path Walter White has taken has certainly arrived at places few would have predicted when the show began. The only question now is how many surprises are left before it all comes to an end.
(September 2, AMC, 10PM)
Also fresh this weekend is a new series of Doctor Who episodes, kicking off with Asylum of the Daleks. The better news as of late has been BBC America closing the gap in airing new episodes and that DirecTV is carrying the channel in HD at last. If you can’t wait for new shows, check out the Pond Life preview clip embedded after the break.
(September 1, BBC America, 9PM)
While preseason week four of the NFL season is skippable pigskin action, the return of college football this weekend will have us planted firmly in front of our HDTVs. The Hawaii/USC and Michigan/Alabama matchups Saturday night should start the season off with a bang and we can’t wait. Looking for your favorite team in the listings? We’ve got many of the nationwide broadcasts covered, but reader Jose Perez reminds us of this comprehensive TV schedule at LSUFootball.net that should let you know who is playing where all season long.
(August 30th – September 1st)
On November 15, 2011, NBC’s “Today” aired a video clip from an interview between Bob Costas and Jerry Sandusky.
During the interview, Sandusky said to Costas:
“I didn’t go around seeking out every young person for sexual needs that I’ve helped. There are many (children) I didn’t have — I hardly had any contact with.”
For whatever reason the Sandusky remark, which came off as an attempted confession, did not air during excerpted video clips from the same interview the evening before on MSNBC’s “Rock Center.” (Nov. 14, 2011.)
In a Friday appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, Duke head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski attacked Penn State’s handling of the departure of Joe Paterno as the school’s head football coach shortly after longtime PSU assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested and charged with dozens of crimes related to child sexual abuse on November 5, 2011.
While calling Penn State’s decision to quickly distance itself from Paterno “horrible” and a “real mistake”, Krzyzewski lauded Paterno for doing an “incredible job” at the school.
While Paterno was prevented from coaching out the 2011 season by Penn State after it was learned he had been told in 2001 of a “sexual” incident involving Sandusky and a young boy in the Penn State football showers by then-PSU graduate assistant Mike McQueary, Paterno was never fired by the school and subsequently received full pay and benefits.
Here is the full text of Krzyzewski’s comments on Penn State and Paterno during his Friday appearance on CNN:
“It was horrible, and I’ve respected coach Paterno my entire life and had a chance to get to know him really well in the last year of his life. I thought it was really not well done, in handling the situation. It’s a difficult situation to encounter.
“You had somebody who’s given six decades of service to the university and done such an incredible job. Somehow, you have to let, something has to play out and respect the fact that you’ve gone through all these experiences for six decades. It doesn’t just go out the window right at the end. I thought it was a real mistake by Penn State’s leadership.
“If that happened in my area, I would look to work with my athletic director and my president to have a solution. And if that solution meant that I would step down, I would do it in a way which would be part of the solution, not like you’re just thrown out.
“You have to understand that leadership, you may be asked to step down and that’s part of being a leader.”