What you missed on The Tim Fletcher Show this morning.
Former Purdue starting quarterback Danny Etling will be an LSU Tiger soon according to Rivals.com's LSU website. Etling will have to sit out the 2015 season due to the NCAA's transfer rules but would be eligible in 2016. He started for the Boilermakers as a freshman in 2013 but lost his starting gig in 2014. In his two year career, he threw for nearly 2,500 yards, 16 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
============================================================================================================================Xavier Stapleton is leaving the Louisiana Tech basketball program but where he will land next is somewhat limited. Stapleton showed great promise as a freshman this past season for the Bulldogs under Michael White, who has since taken the Florida head coaching position. Stapleton's original plan was to return from his hometown in Mississippi to Ruston at the end of the month to begin summer classes.
The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports Stapleton was originally upset that White's assistant Dusty May didn't get promoted. "Our whole team wanted Dusty May to be the head coach...I talked to the new coach and his assistants and they were telling me good things. But then one of them left, so there really wasn't no stability."
One of the assistant coaches Konkol brought on board last month was Matt McMahon, who has since been hired as Murray State's head coach.
Stapelton received his release from Louisiana Tech in a letter from athletic director Tommy Mcclelland, which states: "We are granting Mr. Stapleton a release to attend any institution not a member of Conference USA, not on Louisiana Tech's 2015-16 shedule, not located in the states of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Arkansas and not the University of Florida."
Vanderbilt is one win away from winning consecutive College World Series championships after knocking off Virginia 5-1 in the opening game of the best of three series in Omaha Monday night.
Carson Fulmer, the 8th pick in the Major League Draft earlier this month, shut out the Cavaliers through 7.1 innings and struck out seven. The Commodores offense kicked in with Will Toffey's two-run double in the sixth inning that broke a scoreless tie. Dansby Swanson, the number 1 pick in the draft, had two hits and an RBI for Vandy as did Bryan Reynolds.