’NOLES WR SUSPENDED
Florida State receiver Da’Vante Phillips is suspended after being charged on five felony counts related to fraud.
Phillips, a junior from Miami, was booked into Leon County jail on Friday before posting bail and being released. The Leon County sheriff’s office said Phillips faces four felony counts of cashing or depositing items with intent to defraud, and one felony count of grand theft of more than $300 and less than $5,000.
University policy states though that an athlete is indefinitely suspended while facing a felony charge. Phillips had taken part in the Seminoles’ first three preseason practices.
Vols lose O-lineman.
Tennessee offensive lineman Chance Hall, who has started 13 games over the last two years, will undergo knee surgery and miss the 2017 season.
Volunteers coach Butch Jones announced after Friday night’s practice that Hall “will have a redshirt year, and he’ll be back and stronger than ever for it.”
Hall, a junior from Roanoke, Va., started at right tackle in six games last season. He missed the first three games to recover from arthroscopic knee surgery and also was sidelined for the final four games of the season.
Michigan receiver Grant Perry was sentenced to 12 months’ probation and 60 hours of community service work as punishment for an assault that occurred outside of a bar in East Lansing last fall.
Sunday memorial set.
A memorial service for former Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian is set for Sunday on the school’s northern Indiana campus.
School officials say singer Vince Gill will perform at Sunday afternoon’s memorial at Joyce Center.
Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz and former player Peter Schivarelli will speak.
Highly regarded high school prospects Trevor Lawrence and Xavier Thomas are among seven players who signed financial-aid agreements with Clemson. … Wofford all-time leading rusher Eric Breitenstein was named to the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.