College football news: No Jameis Winston charges, Petersen hired by Washington

Sam Greenwood

UCF is going BCS bowling, and other news from around the country.

Jameis Winston not charged with sexual assault

The Florida State quarterback and Heisman front runner will not be charged with any crime related to a sexual assault investigation from late last year.

Chris Petersen hired by Washington

The White Whale of college football coaching has been lured away from Boise, as former Bronco head man Chris Petersen has taken the job at Washington. The choice is considerably interesting considering that Petersen reportedly withdrew his name from consideration for the USC job -- which former Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian took.

UCF headed to the BCS

Heading into this weekend, it was all but guaranteed that the UCF Golden Knights would play in a BCS Bowl game. In order for another team to take the AAC spot, UCF would have to lose at SMU, Cincinnati would have to beat Louisville and the Bearcats would have to finish higher than the Golden Knights in the BCS standings. With Louisville's Thursday night win over Cincinnati, that's not an issue -- UCF is going BCS bowling.

Louisville going to the Russell Athletic Bowl

After their win, the Cardinals accepted a bid to the Russell Athletic Bowl, who gets first dibs after the BCS. They'll play against the third-selected ACC team -- likely Miami, Virginia Tech or Duke.

Cal field gets new sponsor

The Golden Bears will now be playing at Kabam Field, which sounds like it requires an exclamation point, but is instead named after a video game company.

More Nick Saban to Texas rumors!

And more Nick Saban to Texas rumors are subsequently shot down.

AAC announces bowl lineup through 2019

The American Athletic Conference has announced its bowl ties for the next six years, adding the New Orleans Bowl and, most notably, announcing that the conference has the right to assign teams "as they see fit."

Texas A&M grabs three-star JuCo WR

The Aggies have the second-best class in the country, and added to it Thursday with the addition of three-star junior college wide receiver Joshua Reynolds.

Justin Wilcox, Tosh Lupoi still at Washington

UW Dawg Pound has an update on Washington's assistant coaches pre-Petersen hire, post-Sarkisian departure.

Arizona State loses four-star commitment

Four-star running back Darrel Williams, who is being sought after by a number of SEC schools, has re-opened his commitment after previously pledging to the Sun Devils.

NC State running back suspect in sexual battery case

Wolfpack running back Shadrach Thornton, the team's leading rusher each of the past two years, is a suspect in a sexual battery case and has also been charged with possession of marijuana.

Boston College loses promising freshman

Defensive tackle Tevin Montgomery, the highest-touted recruit of the Eagles' 2013 class, has left the program and is expected to transfer.

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