COWBOYS LOOK FOR IMPROVED PLAY AT CENTER
LARAMIE» Gavin Rush and Patrick Arnold faced one another in high school. As a senior at Aurora High School and a junior at Gretna High School, respectively, the Nebraska offensive linemen met in the high school playoffs.
Rush’s team won that battle to move onto the state semifinals. But now the sophomore finds himself in another competition against Arnold, a true freshman, as the two fight for Wyoming’s starting spot at center.
In the first week of fall camp, the two split time playing center with the first-team offensive line. To start the second week, Rush played with the first team, and Arnold played with the second team to give each player more repetitions — though Arnold said that was a temporary change.
So far, neither has cemented the spot.
Said Wyoming coach Craig Bohl: “(It’s) a little bit of a mixed bag. Probably haven’t made as much progress there as we’d like.”
Ole Miss, NCAA infractions committee to meet.
Mississippi will appear in front of the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions on Sept. 11 in Covington, Ky.
Ole Miss released documents detailing the hearing on its website. The NCAA says the panel has set aside “two-three full days for this hearing.”
Ole Miss has been under investigation by the NCAA for nearly five years. The football program is facing 21 rules violations, including 15 classified as Level I, which the governing body considers the most serious. The sprawling case involves alleged academic, booster and recruiting misconduct.
• Former Mississippi coach Houston Nutt’s civil lawsuit against the school and its athletics foundation has been dismissed by a federal judge.
The one-page filing said the federal court “lacks jurisdiction under the pleadings as presented” and the suit was dismissed by U.S. District Judge Neal Biggers. The suit was dismissed without prejudice, meaning it can be refiled.
Nutt filed the lawsuit against Ole Miss on July 12, alleging a breach of his severance agreement because of false statements he said school officials made during an ongoing NCAA investigation.