Wednesday, October 25, 2006

College Football News

Atlantic Coast Conference leading-rusher James Davis could miss Thursday night's game at Virginia Tech with a shoulder injury.

After practice, Bowden said Davis was probable for Virginia Tech. Earlier in the day he said Davis was "50-50" to play. Davis hurt his shoulder in the 10th-ranked Tigers' 31-7 victory over Georgia Tech last Saturday.

Davis was hurt in the first half, yet played into the fourth quarter and finished with a career-high 216 yards and two touchdowns. After the game, Davis characterized the injury as a stinger and said it wouldn't keep him from playing against Virginia Tech.

Davis leads the ACC with 961 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Michigan wide receiver Adrian Arrington has been charged with misdemeanor domestic violence, stemming from an alleged argument with his girlfriend.

Arrington, 20, was arraigned last week in district court and a pretrial hearing is set for Nov. 1.

If convicted, Arrington could face up to 93 days in jail and a $500 fine.

According to the police report, officers responded to a call from Arrington's girlfriend, Jodie Hupe, about 3 a.m on Oct. 13. Hupe said she picked up Arrington from a bar and they got into an argument. Arrington grabbed Hupe's keys, pushed her out of the vehicle and drove off, the report said.

An assistant strength coach for LSU was arrested and accused of violating state law by inviting student athletes to his home to meet a sports agent and suggesting the agent should represent the athletes, LSU police said Tuesday.

Travelle Ernest Gaines, 26, surrendered to university police and was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish prison, the university said in a statement.

It was the second arrest in two weeks connected to the school about violations of the law regulating sports agents in Louisiana, the university said.

Gaines had been employed with the athletic department since July.

LSU said the student athletes invited to Gaines' home didn't realize an agent would be there, and the university said there was no evidence that the student athletes violated the law.

Texas defensive tackle Derek Lokey is out indefinitely after breaking his left leg and will have surgery this week.

Lokey, who also doubles as a short-yardage fullback, was injured in the second quarter of Texas' 22-20 win Saturday over No. 20 Nebraska. He will be the sixth defensive starter this season to miss at least one game for the Longhorns.

Texas has now lost two starters — Lokey and offensive tackle Cedric Dockery — for what is likely the rest of the season.

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