He watches his future teammates from the sidelines, lifts weights by himself and waits until practice is over and the coaches are gone before he begins running ladders. Joe Tukuafu suffers alone. But he isn’t suffering silently. “I want to make it known that this rule isn’t fair at all,” the 21-year-old says. “I want to stand up for what I believe is right. I’m standing up for student-athletes in this whole process.” Back in 2014, Tukuafu, then a senior at East High School in Salt Lake City, signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Utah State University, one of about 44,000 athletes to sign an NLI to play collegiate sports that year. After returning from a Mormon mission late last year, Tukuafu became one of the roughly 2 percent of athletes nationwide to request a release from that letter. He never has enrolled at USU. He hasn’t played organized football since high school. And it seems he will have to sit out … [Read more...] about Joe Tukuafu’s inability to transfer from Utah State to BYU without penalty shines light on a growing issue
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Erie Community College football lost more players to graduation and transfer than it has returning to the program, leaving the Kats with a youthful team in coach Scott Pilkey's fourth year. "We're real freshmen-laden this year," Pilkey said. "But they're exciting young players. I'm excited to see what they do. ... We're probably as athletic as we've been here." 2017 record: 4-5 Top offensive returners: There may be some growing pains on the offensive line, as 6-foot-6 center Tommy Hargro is the lone returner. Wide receivers Isaiah Brown, Prentis Hinton and Che'kore Moore each recorded double-digit catches last year and will get more of an opportunity to shine with Tyler Ringwood now at the University at Buffalo. Running back Seven Turpin, a Cheektowaga graduate, averaged 4.6 yards per carry. Top defensive returners: Linebacker Tory Rogers, who led the team with 61 total tackles, is back for his second year. So does linebacker Gilberto Ortiz, who finished fourth … [Read more...] about Erie Community College football preview: New local QB to lead youthful squad
By Nick Moyle Published 3:39 pm CDT, Thursday, August 23, 2018 AUSTIN – Texas redshirt sophomore wide receiver Davion Curtis will transfer from the program, the school announced Thursday. A former three-star recruit out of Temple, Curtis made his first and only career appearance in a 38-7 win over Baylor last season. He spent his freshman season as a redshirt. Curtis will join Tyler Junior College for this coming season. "After a lot of thought and prayer and talking things through with my family, I've made the decision to transfer from The University of Texas," Curits said in a statement. "It was a very tough decision because of how much this team means to me, but getting a new start is something I felt like I needed to do for my future. "I love my teammates like my brothers, have made a lot of memories with them and I'm always going to be pulling for them. I want to thank coach Herman, coach Mehringer, coach Meekins and all of the staff for coaching me and … [Read more...] about WR Davion Curtis to transfer from Texas
Express-News Editorial Board Published 5:30 pm CDT, Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Photo: Staff File Photo Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Palo Alto students attend a volunteer fair in 2009. The transition of such community college students to four-year universities in Texas is hampered by refusal of universities to accept all field-of-study credits from the two-year schools. less Palo Alto students attend a volunteer fair in 2009. The transition of such community college students to four-year universities in Texas is hampered by refusal of universities to accept all field-of-study ... more Photo: Staff File Photo Roadblocks for 2-year college students 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The price of a college education is not getting any cheaper, and it’s concerning that some regulations intended to keep down … [Read more...] about Roadblocks for 2-year college students