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Ten­nessee State de­fen­sive end La­trelle Lee was ex­pelled from the school af­ter twice punch­ing an as­sis­tant coach dur­ing Satur­day’s home game against South­east Mis­souri.

TSU strength coach T.J. Green­stone, whose job dur­ing games is to keep play­ers away from the side­line to avoid penal­ties, was hit twice in the head by Lee and then fell to the ground.

Lee, a 6-foot-2, 240-pound part-time starter, was kicked off the team by coach Rod Reed and then ex­pelled, TSU ath­letic di­rec­tor Teresa Phillips told The Tennessean.

TCU QB iffy; RB out for sea­son.

TCU Horned Frogs quar­ter­back Kenny Hill has an undis­closed in­jury and is among sev­eral play­ers listed as ques­tion­able for Satur­day against Texas Tech.

Horned Frogs coach Gary Pat­ter­son listed Hill, LB Travin Howard, LB Mon­trel Wil­son and safety Niko Small as ques­tion­able this week. Pat­ter­son also con­firmed Dar­ius An­der­son, the team’s lead­ing rusher with 768 yards, is out for the sea­son af­ter suf­fer­ing a leg in­jury in last week’s loss at Ok­la­homa.

KU chan­cel­lor voices sup­port.

Univer­sity of Kansas chan­cel­lor Dou­glas Girod re­it­er­ated sup­port for foot­ball coach David Beaty and ath­letic di­rec­tor Shea­hon Zenger amid the team’s 1-9 sea­son.

In a mes­sage ti­tled “Foot­ball and Our Na­tional As­pi­ra­tions,” sent to fac­ulty and stu­dents and posted on the school’s web­site, Girod wrote: “No­body de­nies the chal­lenges we are hav­ing on the field, but I main­tain my be­lief that Shea­hon and Coach Beaty have the right long-term vi­sion and are do­ing things the right way. Our fo­cus now is em­pow­er­ing them with the tools they need to ful­fill their vi­sion.”

WNMU coach Clark re­signs.

N.M.» West­ern New SIL­VER CITY,

Mex­ico coach Adam Clark re­signed af­ter eight sea­sons.

The Mus­tangs lost their first five games this sea­son but won three of their final four to fin­ish with a 4-7 record.

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