College football | Miami loses QB for bowl
Miami quarterback Robert Marve's season began with a one-game suspension, and it'll end with another. Marve will not play in the Emerald...
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Miami quarterback Robert Marve's season began with a one-game suspension, and it'll end with another.
Marve will not play in the Emerald Bowl next week because of a violation of team academic rules, which he told The Associated Press was regarding "a miscommunication about absentees for a class."
Miami coach Randy Shannon said he could not reveal any specific details about Marve's situation, other than it would be a one-game issue and not something to carry into 2009. Jacory Harris, who played in all 12 games and started the opener against Charleston Southern, will start when Miami (7-5) plays California (8-4) in San Francisco on Dec. 27.
Marve will not travel to the game either, Shannon said.
"You're always disappointed when you have guys that violate team rules," Shannon said. "But you know what? Our job is to teach them and have them learn from it. He'll bounce back and we'll move on."
Georgia Tech coach gets $17.7M deal
ATLANTA — Georgia Tech first-year coach Paul Johnson was given a new seven-year, $17.7 million contract.
The school said Johnson, who led a team picked to finish near the bottom of the Atlantic Coast Conference to a 9-3 record and its first win in eight years over rival Georgia, will receive $2.3 million for 2009, plus incentives.
Johnson was voted ACC Coach of the Year. The Yellow Jackets are ranked No. 15 in the AP poll and will meet Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31.
Ball State hires coach
MUNCIE, Ind. — Stan Parrish, Ball State's offensive coordinator the past three seasons, signed a four-year contract and promised a smooth transition as the new coach of the No. 23 Cardinals.
He replaces Brady Hoke, who resigned this week to become the coach at San Diego State. Parrish's first game will be Jan. 6 when the Cardinals play Tulsa (10-3) in the GMAC Bowl in Mobile, Ala.
Hoke was 34-38 in six years as coach, including 12-1 this season.
Led by quarterback Nate Davis, a Unitas Golden Arm award finalist, Ball State was ranked as high as 12th — best in program history — before a loss to Buffalo in the Mid-American Conference championship game.
• After a 4-3 start, Richmond (12-3) hasn't lost a game and will face Montana tonight in Chattanooga, Tenn., in the Spiders' first Football Championship Subdivision title game. The Grizzlies (14-1) only tripped once in their path to Chattanooga: a 45-28 loss at Weber State, which they would later avenge in the quarterfinals of the playoffs.
• Eastern Washington defensive end Greg Peach received the Buck Buchanan Award as the top defensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision. The graduate of Evergreen High School in Vancouver, Wash., led the subdivision in sacks with 18 and tackles behind the line of scrimmage with 22.5. Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards won the Walter Payton Award as the top player. James Madison coach Mickey Matthews received the Eddie Robinson Award.
• Central Washington receiver Johnny Spevak, who had 1,442 yards and 20 touchdowns this season, and tight end Jared Bronson were named to The Associated Press Little All-America Team first team. Central's quarterback, Mike Reilly, was a third-team selection.
• Alabama left tackle Andre Smith has submitted paperwork to receive an evaluation of his NFL draft status.
• The University of Texas at San Antonio got approval to create a football program, and officials think the Roadrunners could play their first game as early as the fall of 2011.
|Saturday||EagleBank||Washington||Navy (8-4) vs. Wake Forest (7-5)||8 a.m.||ESPN||$750,000|
|Saturday||New Mexico||Albuquerque||Colorado St. (6-6) vs. Fresno State (7-5)||11:30 a.m.||ESPN||$750,000|
|Saturday||St. Petersburg||St. Petersburg, Fla.||South Florida (7-5) vs. Memphis (6-6)||1:30 p.m.||ESPN2||$1 million|
|Saturday||Las Vegas||Las Vegas||BYU (10-2) vs. Arizona (7-5)||5 p.m.||ESPN||$1 million|
|Sunday||New Orleans||New Orleans||Troy (8-4) vs. Southern Mississippi (6-6)||5 p.m.||ESPN2||$325,000|
|Dec. 23||Poinsettia||San Diego||Boise State (12-0) vs. TCU (10-2)||5 p.m.||ESPN||$750,000|
|Dec. 24||Hawaii||Honolulu||Hawaii (7-6) vs. Notre Dame (6-6)||5 p.m.||ESPN||$750,000|
|Dec. 26||Motor City||Detroit||TBA vs. Central Michigan (8-4)||4:30 p.m.||ESPN2||$750,000|
|Dec. 27||Meineke||Charlotte, N.C.||N. Carolina (8-4) vs. West Virginia (8-4)||10 a.m.||ESPN||$1 million|
|Dec. 27||Champs Sports||Orlando, Fla.||Florida State (8-4) vs. Wisconsin (7-5)||1:30 p.m.||ESPN||$2.125 million|
|Dec. 27||Emerald||San Francisco||California (8-4) vs. Miami (7-5)||5 p.m.||ESPN||ACC: $750,000|
|Dec. 28||Independence||Shreveport, La.||La. Tech (7-5) vs. Northern Illinois (6-6)||5 p.m.||ESPN||$1.1 million|
|Dec. 29||PapaJohns.com||Birmingham, Ala.||Rutgers (7-5) vs. N. Carolina St. (6-6)||noon||ESPN||$300,000|
|Dec. 29||Alamo||San Antonio||Northwestern (9-3) vs. Missouri (9-4)||5 p.m.||ESPN||$2.25 million|
|Dec. 30||Humanitarian||Boise, Idaho||Nevada (7-5) vs. Maryland (7-5)||1:30 p.m.||ESPN||$750,000|
|Dec. 30||Holiday||San Diego||Oklahoma State (9-3) vs. Oregon (9-3)||5 p.m.||ESPN||$2.3 million|
|Dec. 30||Texas||Houston||Rice (9-3) vs. Western Michigan (9-3)||5 p.m.||NFLN||$750,000|
|Dec. 31||Armed Forces||Fort Worth, Texas||Houston (7-5) vs. Air Force (8-4)||9 a.m.||ESPN||$750,000|
|Dec. 31||Sun||El Paso, Texas||Oregon State (8-4) vs. Pittsburgh (9-3)||11 a.m.||CBS||$1.9 million|
|Dec. 31||Music City||Nashville, Tenn.||Vanderbilt (6-6) vs. Boston Coll. (9-4)||12:30 p.m.||ESPN||$1.7 million|
|Dec. 31||Insight||Tempe, Ariz.||Kansas (7-5) vs. Minnesota (7-5)||2:30 p.m.||NFLN||$1.2 million|
|Dec. 31||Chick-fil-A||Atlanta||LSU (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (9-3)||4:30 p.m.||ESPN||$3 million|
|Jan. 1||Outback||Tampa, Fla.||Iowa (8-4) vs. South Carolina (7-5)||8 a.m.||ESPN||$3.2 million|
|Jan. 1||Capital One||Orlando, Fla.||Georgia (9-3) vs. Michigan State (9-3)||10 a.m.||ABC||$4.25 million|
|Jan. 1||Gator||Jacksonville, Fla.||Nebraska (8-4) vs. Clemson (7-5)||10 a.m.||CBS||$2.5 million|
|Jan. 1||Rose||Pasadena, Calif.||USC (11-1) vs. Penn State (11-1)||2 p.m.||ABC||$17 million|
|Jan. 1||Orange||Miami||Cincinnati (11-2) vs. Virginia Tech (9-4)||5 p.m.||Fox||$17 million|
|Jan. 2||Cotton||Dallas||Texas Tech (11-1) vs. Mississippi (8-4)||11 a.m.||Fox||$3 million|
|Jan. 2||Liberty||Memphis, Tenn.||Kentucky (6-6) vs. East Carolina (9-4)||2 p.m.||ESPN||$1.8 million|
|Jan. 2||Sugar||New Orleans||Utah (12-0) vs. Alabama (12-1)||5 p.m.||Fox||$17 million|
|Jan. 3||International||Toronto||Connecticut (7-5) vs. Buffalo (8-5)||9 a.m.||ESPN2||$750,000|
|Jan. 5||Fiesta||Glendale, Ariz.||Texas (11-1) vs. Ohio State (10-2)||5:30 p.m.||Fox||$17 million|
|Jan. 6||GMAC||Mobile, Ala.||Tulsa (10-3) vs. Ball State (12-1)||5 p.m.||ESPN||$750,000|
|Jan. 8||BCS title game||Miami||Florida (12-1) vs. Oklahoma (12-1)||5 p.m.||Fox||$17 million|
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