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LSU RB Derrius Guic will play Saturday
One day after ruling Derrius Guice out of the Saturday game against Syracuse, LSU coach Ed Orgeron reversed his field and said the star running back would play. Guice was back at practice Thursday and received clearance to play Saturday against the visiting Orange. "(Guice) came to us today, said, 'Coach, I'm feeling better. I want to practice,'" Orgeron said. "He practiced pretty good today. He's going to get some snaps. He will play." Although Guice will start against Syracuse, Orgeron said he would be restricted to a "limited role." On his radio show Wednesday night, Orgeron said Guice would not play Saturday. Guice exited the Tigers' 37-7 loss to Mississippi State last week with what Orgeron told reporters earlier in the week was a "minor injury." The SEC's leading rusher last season, Guice has rushed for 300 yards on 57 carries (5.3-yard average) with four touchdowns. He has yet to break off the long rushes that were his signature last season, however. Darrel Williams likely will season plenty of action Saturday for 25th-ranked LSU (2-1). He has 28 rushes for 159 yards and four touchdowns this season. Orgeron also said defensive end Rashard Lawrence (ankle) would see limited action against Syracuse.
September 22, 2017

James Blackman To Start At QB For Seminoles vs. ULM
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September 5, 2017

Washington LB Azeem Victor, DE Austin Joyner suspended for season opener at Rutgers
Washington senior linebacker Azeem Victor and sophomore defensive back Austin Joyner have been suspended for Friday's season opener at Rutgers, UW coach Chris Petersen announced Monday. Petersen did not specify a reason for their suspensions beyond saying they violated team rules. Multiple sources close to UW said the suspensions were a result of the players failing a drug test. Victor, named earlier this month a preseason Associated Press All-American, will miss one game, Petersen said. Joyner, a Marysville-Pilchuck graduate, will serve a two-game suspension, meaning he will also miss UW's Sept. 9 home opener against Montana. Victor broke his leg during a game against USC last November and missed the final month of the season. A potential high NFL draft pick, he opted to return to UW for his senior season after his injury.
August 28, 2017

Oklahoma F Doolittle suspended for fall semester
Oklahoma sophomore forward Kristian Doolittle has been suspended from the university for the fall semester, the school announced. Doolittle started 25 games during his freshman season, averaging 9.1 points and 6.2 rebounds for the Sooners. Doolittle is eligible to rejoin the team after the fall semester. The final day of fall semester exams is Dec. 15, which is before conference play begins.
August 24, 2017

NC State dismisses two players, suspends three more
North Carolina State has dismissed two football players and suspended three others after an investigation into an on-campus party last month. Freshmen Antoine Thompson and Kevince Brown were booted off the squad, while freshmen Isaiah Moore, Erin Collins and Xavier Lyas were suspended for violation of football rules in addition to the school's student-athlete code of conduct. The investigation began after a sexual assault charge was reported on July 22, one day following the party. The school said Tuesday's penalties were related to alcohol and marijuana being present at the party and were not associated with the sexual assault. Three different sexual assaults were reported in the days following the party. The school said that university police are close to concluding their investigation and have turned over evidence to the Wake County District Attorney's Office. NC State is also conducting a Title IX investigation regarding the incident.
August 22, 2017

Former West Virginia WR Jovon Durante lands at Florida Atlantic
WR Jovon Durante is transferring from West Virginia. The former four-star recruit from Miami is going to FAU. Durante will have to sit out the 2017 season per NCAA transfer rules. The 6-0, 171-pound junior started 17 games in his two seasons at WVU. He caught 59 passes for 709 yards and seven TDs.
August 19, 2017

Georgia Tech dismisses star RB Mills
Sophomore running back Dedrick Mills was dismissed from the Georgia Tech football team on Friday for violating team rules. Mills, the top B-back on the roster, was the top returning rusher for the Yellow Jackets. He compiled 771 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns as a freshman in 2016. Coach Paul Johnson was a supporter of Mills even in the face of discipline last season. As B-back, Mills is a central figure of the Georgia Tech option offense. Mills served two suspensions last season for a total of three games. Several prominent schools made scholarship offers to Mills before he chose to sign with his home-state program, including Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State and Oregon.
August 18, 2017

South Carolina G Felder suspended indefinitely
South Carolina sophomore guard Rakym Felder has been suspended indefinitely after getting arrested twice in a nine-month span. Felder was arrested on July 13 and charged with third-degree assault and battery. His first arrest was back on Oct. 23 when he was charged with simple assault and battery, resisting arrest and public disorderly conduct. Felder was a key reserve last season on the South Carolina squad that stunningly reached the Final Four. He scored 15 points in the Gamecocks' epic upset of Duke in the tourney's second round. Felder averaged 5.6 points.
August 17, 2017

Battle 4 Atlantis Bracket Announced
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August 14, 2017

WVU suspends WR Marcus Simms for VT opener
West Virginia wide receiver Marcus Simms has been suspended after being arrested and charged with DUI and driving on a revoked license by the Monongalia County Sheriff's office early Sunday morning. Simms, a sophomore from Sandy Springs, Md., was also arrested in his home state in May for a DUI, and in accordance with Maryland law was serving up to six months with a revoked license. The arrest came on move-in weekend for the university, which begins classes Wednesday. WVU's football team had Saturday off following a 100-play scrimmage Friday. Simms, 19, had positioned himself as a probable starter on the outside. Simms played in nine games last year and caught six passes for 95 yards and one touchdown. The arrest report indicated Simms was pulled over by a Mon County sheriff's deputy because of a taillight issue. When the deputy approached the car, he smelled the strong scent of marijuana and noticed that Simms' eyes were glassy and bloodshot. Simms failed the sobriety tests and was arrested.
August 14, 2017