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published September 6, 2002
Hurricanes lose another recruit
CORAL GABLES -- Miami linebacker Antonio Reynolds deferred his enrollment until the spring semester and will not play this season.
Reynolds reported to preseason camp on time but left a week before the season opener after one of his entrance exams was flagged.
He is the third recruit to defer his enrollment, along with receiver Darnell Jenkins and defensive lineman Alton Wright.
Coach Larry Coker said he should hear something soon about two more freshmen, defensive back/receiver Devin Hester and defensive back Terrell Walden, who have not reported to the team.
The last day to add a class at Miami is today. If Hester and Walden defer, then Coker would lose six players from the 22 he signed.
Linebacker Nate Harris left in July, when he accepted a plea bargain for an armed robbery charge and is expected to be enrolled in Miami-Dade County's Boot Camp this fall.
Darnell Jenkins and Alton Wright also deferred their enrollments until the spring semester.
Georgia sues Tulane
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia is seeking almost $1-million in a lawsuit against Tulane for the cancellation of three games.
Georgia's suit, filed in federal court, said Tulane used deceitful tactics to get out of a contract, which called for the teams to meet in Athens this season and next and in New Orleans in 2008.
Tulane athletic director Rick Dickson asked out of the contract in October in a letter to Georgia athletic director Vince Dooley.
Dickson wrote his school was delaying the contract because Conference USA increased the number of league games from seven to eight.
Georgia's lawsuit says Tulane was using the change as an excuse to schedule a more profitable game against Texas.
The contract between Tulane and Georgia called for a $250,000 penalty for each game, but Georgia's lawsuit is asking for $300,000 for this season's game because the cancellation came with less than one year's notice.
The lawsuit also seeks $250,000 for the other two scheduled games along with at least 15 percent of the attorney's fees.
BYU gets rematch tonight
PROVO, Utah -- Spencer Nead remembers the long flight across the Pacific last year, after Hawaii pummeled BYU in Honolulu.
"It was miserable," said Nead, the Cougars' starting tight end. "There is nothing worse then a plane ride home after you lose, especially after you get spanked like that."
Not only did the Warriors win 72-45, they spoiled BYU's 12-0 start and wiped out whatever credibility the Cougars had in complaining that they belonged in the national title picture.
The Cougars have had plenty of time to remember, and tonight, they get to show what (if anything) they learned from the blowout.
The Warriors fly across the water this time, and BYU coach Gary Crowton is doing his best to tone down the revenge talk.
"I don't want to think about that stuff," he said. "I just try and look at Hawaii and what they are now. I really try not to think about the payback."
HOFSTRA: The NCAA denied an initial appeal seeking to have running back Arlen Harris' eligibility restored. Harris, a senior transfer from Virginia, will practice with the team pending further appeals.
LSU: Coach Nick Saban said he believes the Tigers learned a lesson from their season-opening 26-8 loss at Virginia Tech, but he still is planning some lineup changes for Saturday's game against the Citadel.
MINNESOTA: A man was charged with murder in last weekend's shooting death of Brandon Hall. Jermaine Octavious Stansberry, 28, of Minneapolis was charged with second-degree murder, aggravated robbery and felony possession of a firearm.
He was being held on $1-million bail and was scheduled to appear in court today.
Another Minneapolis man, Raymond Hardimon, Jr., 23, was charged with aggravated robbery for an attack on teammate Damian Haye.
SOUTH CAROLINA: Athletic director Mike McGee said the school is in the clear after the NCAA inquired about possible violations.
Coach Lou Holtz was angry after practice Thursday and said the allegations were a slap at the state of South Carolina and the school.
"They don't think we can win without cheating," Holtz said. "They don't think we can recruit without cheating, and this is nonsense."
The school reported a violation of former running back Derek Watson, now at South Carolina State, driving a luxury car owned by an alumnus a few months after he signed with the school in 1999.
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