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Florida top tackler Harris out for year

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(TSX / STATS) -- Florida senior safety Marcell Harris, the team's leading tackler last season, will miss the 2017 season because of torn right Achilles tendon, the school announced Thursday morning.

Harris sustained the injury on Wednesday during team-run activities.

Harris made 73 tackles last season, including four for loss, for a Florida defense that ranked fifth in the nation in total defense (293.0 yards per game) and sixth in scoring defense (16.8 points per game).


Texas looking to return to winning ways

(TSX / STATS) -- FRISCO, Texas -- Two separate generations have differing impressions of Texas football -- one built on a tradition of winning and another that has seen the Longhorns go to just one bowl game in the past three seasons and post three consecutive losing campaigns.

It's up to Texas' new coach, Tom Herman, and his staff to make sure that the recent downswing in Longhorns football is not the only thing that's in the minds of the players he's working to bring to Austin to turn that tide.


Ex-Irish coach Parseghian, 94, falls ill

(TSX / STATS) -- Former Notre Dame coach Ara Parseghian is undergoing treatment for an infection in his hip.

The 94-year-old Parseghian has had five operations on the hip and currently is being treated at a care facility in South Bend, Ind., according to the Chicago Tribune.


Riley accepts expectations for Oklahoma

(TSX / STATS) -- FRISCO, Texas -- It has been about six weeks since Lincoln Riley was named coach for Oklahoma and the whirlwind of stepping into the driver's seat as the Big 12 Conference preseason favorite has been eye-opening and, he admits, a little bit daunting.

With the timing of former coach Bob Stoops' retirement, the transition has been less stressful for Riley, who addressed the media Monday. It marked the first of two 2017 Big 12 Football Media Days at Ford Center at The Star.


Nebraska senior CB Jones out 4-6 months

(TSX / STATS) -- Nebraska senior cornerback Chris Jones will be sidelined four to six months while recovering from surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee, coach Mike Riley announced on Saturday.

While the timetable puts Jones' season in jeopardy, he took to Twitter to offer a positive message.


2 ex-PSU officials begin jail sentences

(TSX / STATS) -- Two former Penn State administrators began serving their prison sentences Saturday for their roles in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.

Ex-Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and former senior vice president Gary Schultz each reported to the Centre County Correctional Facility in Bellefonte, Pa., where they will be jailed for three and two months, respectively.


Oregon dismisses WR Carrington after DUI

(TSX / STATS) -- The Oregon Ducks dismissed Darren Carrington from the football team after the wide receiver's DUI arrest on July 1.

"I have visited with Darren Carrington and informed him that he is no longer a member of our program," Ducks coach Willie Taggart said in release sent by the university on Friday. "We will always consider Darren a Duck and support him in any way we can. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors."

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