ORLANDO, Fla. — South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney says he will enter for the NFL draft.
Likely the top overall talent in the draft class, Clowney finished his college career Wednesday in the Gamecocks’ 34-24 victory over Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl.
“Before we even put the pads on, I thought, ‘We’ve only got 60 minutes and it’s over with,’” he said. “I’m going to be sad about it. I’m excited to move forward with my life, though.”
DE Spence suspended 3 games by Big Ten
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Ohio State sophomore defensive end Noah Spence has been suspended for three games for violating an undisclosed Big Ten rule, the Buckeyes announced Wednesday.
Spence did not accompany No. 7 Ohio State on its trip to the Orange Bowl, with the team citing “a personal issue.” The Buckeyes (12-1) play No. 12 Clemson (10-2) on Friday night, and as recently as Monday the team said there was some hope that Spence — an All-Big Ten player this season — would be able to join the team for the game.
Spence also will sit out the first two games of
the 2014 season, the team said.
QB Bridgewater declares for draft
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will forgo his senior season with the
No. 18 Cardinals and enter the NFL draft.
Projected as a first-round selection and possibly the first QB taken this spring, Bridgewater completed 71 percent of passes for 3,970 yards and a school-record 31 touchdowns this season, including a career-best 447 yards with three TDs in Saturday’s 36-9 rout of Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
With Bridgewater starting, the Cardinals won 27 games and tied a school record with this year’s 12-1 finish.
Bridgewater’s career highlight was last year’s 33-23 Sugar Bowl upset of Florida in which the 6-foot-3, 196-pound Miami native earned MVP honors after passing for 266 yards and two TDs.