sheds doormat image in breakout start ... C-USA Standings,
Clemson player has spleen removed ... College football
headliners: stars & storylines ... C-USA Standings,
[C-USA teams & ECU opponents]
judge labels NCAA monopolistic, okays trial ... UTEP wins
double OT thriller in C-USA debut ... C-USA schedule,
contract with SEC extended until 2009 ... Conference USA
Standings and Schedule
football ticket sales picking up momentum ... Tulane teams
on a mission to make impression
headlines ECU's Hall of Fame Class of 2005 ... Ophelia
shutters ECU; dormitories remain open
USA Standings and Schedule ... Auburn player learns family
football headliners: stars & storylines ... Conference USA
Scoreboard and Schedule
springs milestone upset of No. 22 TCU ... Scoreboard: C-USA
teams & ECU opponents
Beret parachutist hurt in pre-game jump ... NCAA rebuffs
appeal on Tulsa player's eligibility
game shifted out of harm's way ...
Ex-Marshall coach latest to pull out of BCS poll
DISH satellite service finally strike deal
capture two of league's three awards ... Tulane teams to
carry on at five host schools ... Two players jailed on
USA Schedule and Scoreboard ... N.C. Central wins thriller
in Aggie-Eagle Classic
football headliners: stars & storylines ... Scoreboard:
C-USA teams & ECU opponents
Odom brings back lessons from Kuwait ... Scoreboard: C-USA
teams & ECU opponents
"Total Access" expected to launch today ... Uprooted Green
Wave to "carry the torch" ... Storm-trapped sister of UCF
player found safe ... Sun Belt evacuates New Orleans
Wave football team in limbo about future ... Southern Miss
sets up ad hoc camp in Memphis ... Thursday night's college
QB's second shoulder surgery a success ... East Carolina
fans on the verge of Total Access
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Indian mascot ban extended to bowl games
INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA is requiring
bowl games to ban the ``hostile'' or ``abusive'' use of American Indian
nicknames, mascots and logos beginning next year.
On Tuesday, the NCAA announced it is
extending its prohibition to include bowl games. The decision was made after
Bowl Championship Series officials sought a ruling after determining it
could not impose the prohibition, NCAA spokesman Bob Williams said.
Only one Division I-A school, the
University of Illinois, will be affected.
``We received a written request from
the BCS to take appropriate action as it related to bowl games,'' Williams
said. ``The BCS didn't feel it had the governance structure to do what was
In August, the NCAA released a list of
18 ``offenders,'' four of which play Division I-A football. But three,
Florida State, Central Michigan and the University of Utah, have already
been granted extensions, dropping the number of schools to 15. The
University of North Dakota also has filed an appeal, the NCAA said earlier
NCAA Divisions I-AA, II and III were
already included in the ban because they have a playoff system. The NCAA
announced in August that the ban would be imposed at all NCAA championships.
That is scheduled take effect in February.
Although the NCAA does not run bowl
games, it does sanction them. So the governing body agreed to add the mascot
ban to its list of requirements to be licensed. The prohibition will extend
beyond the five BCS bowl games and include all of the postseason games.
``NCAA bylaws require that all licensed
bowls must 'comply with the NCAAs principles for the conduct of
intercollegiate athletics,' as set forth in the NCAA Constitution, which
contains basic principles for the value of cultural diversity and forms the
basis for the mascot policy,'' the NCAA said in a written statement.
Hurricane Rita threatens disruption of schedule
COLLEGE STATION, TX — The approach of
Hurricane Rita had major college football teams near the Texas Gulf Coast
considering schedule changes Tuesday.
Texas A&M officials said they would
decide Wednesday whether to move Saturday's game against Texas State to
Thursday. Houston was contemplating its options for Saturday's game against
Southern Mississippi, and Rice was discussing a plan that would move its
game against Navy on Saturday to late next month.
Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione said
there is a ``pretty good chance'' the Aggies' game with Texas State will be
``Our first priority has to be the
safety of our athletes, staff, families and fans,'' he said.
He added that moving the game up is
probably the best option because he doesn't want it to be canceled. The
Aggies have already had one week off this season, and Franchione doesn't
want them to sit out another one.
Aggies lineman Aldo De La Garza said
players have been told they may have to move into a hotel Wednesday.
Houston coach Art Briles said he is
``planning on playing Saturday,'' but the university is working on
alternatives as Rita approaches. A plan to play Thursday didn't work out.
Briles said a decision would be made by Wednesday morning.
Rice officials are working on several
possibilities if the game with the Midshipmen must be rescheduled. Rice and
Navy share Oct. 22 as an open date.
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