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Bulls' Garris won't be playing this fall
By Times staff writer, Times wires
Published March 24, 2005
South Florida receiver J.B. Garris, an East Bay graduate, is not enrolled in classes this spring and won't play for the Bulls this fall due to academic problems.
Garris, who caught eight passes for 129 yards as a redshirt freshman last fall, still has a chance to improve his grades and return to the team for the 2006 season, coach Jim Leavitt said. He also is recovering from a December surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
"He'll probably be a guy who won't be with us this year but will be back with us again when his grades are in order," Leavitt said.
Including Garris, eight of the 13 underclassmen receivers from USF's fall roster are now out of the program. The Bulls added receiver/tight end Cedric Hill in January and four walk-ons this week to bolster the five remaining scholarship receivers.
Also, senior punter Brandon Baker, a walk-on who earned a scholarship last fall, is being held out of spring drills so he can focus on his academics.
- GREG AUMAN, Times staff writer
FOOTBALL: Big East approves replay
The Big East will begin using instant replay fall. The system will debut when West Virginia plays Syracuse on Sept. 3 or 4, depending on television plans. The Big Ten became the first conference to allow replays in the 2004 season. The Mountain West, Atlantic Coast, Southeastern and Pacific-10 conferences approved instant replays starting this year.
TENNIS: FSU blanks Maryland
With fourth-ranked Duke and No. 25 Wake Forest looming this weekend, it would have been easy for the Florida State men's tennis team (11-5, 2-1) to overlook its Atlantic Coast Conference match with Maryland. Instead, the Seminoles won their third match in a row with a 7-0 victory over the Terrapins Wednesday, surpassing last year's win total with at least seven matches remaining on the schedule. FSU has now swept the last 14 matches with Maryland starting with a win in 1992. TAMPA WOMEN: Host Tampa (5-8) was only able to win three singles matches against Dayton Wednesday. Paula Fillion, Sarah Belaidi and Heather Eli captured the only Spartan victories.
ETC: Lane first after first day
Florida State junior Deanna Lane is in first place with 3,381 points after the first day of the Florida Relays in Gainesville. Lane finished first in the 200m dash and 100m hurdles with times of 25.28 and 13.34, respectively. She also won the shot put with a throw of 37 feet 10.5 inches. She was third in the high jump recording a height of 5 feet 5.75 inches. ... No. 7 Miami beat Florida International 11-3 in baseball. Miami (21-5) pounded out 12 hits against five Golden Panther pitchers. ... Alabama-Huntsville (33-7) took both games of a softball doubleheader against beat Saint Leo University (22-7), 5-0 and 7-3.