Fiesta Bowl's fate might soon be known

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The Fiesta Bowl's future as part of the Bowl Championship Series could be decided before the end of May.

Officials for the troubled game and the BCS met Saturday at the Big Ten offices.

Penn State President Graham Spanier, who is also the chairman of the BCS presidential oversight committee, says it will take "two to three weeks" to review what was learned at the meeting and discuss it with conference commissioners.

The Fiesta Bowl fired its president, John Junker, in March after a report commissioned by the Arizona-based game alleged misuse of funds.

The BCS responded by creating a task force to review whether it wanted to continue to do business with the game.

FLORIDA: Cornerback Janoris Jenkins has been charged with marijuana possession, his third arrest in a year.

A Gainesville, Fla., police report says an officer spotted the 22-year-old sitting in a parked car, smoking what the officer later found to be a marijuana cigar.

He was charged early Saturday with possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, a misdemeanor. He was released after signing a notice to appear in court May 12.

Jenkins was arrested on the same charge in January, for which he accepted a plea deal and paid $316. He was also arrested in May 2009 during a downtown fight. He signed a deferred prosecution agreement, agreeing to probation and community service.

KENTUCKY: New quarterback Morgan Newton looked comfortable in Kentucky's Blue/White spring game.

The junior to be threw for 256 yards and three touchdowns for the White team, though the Blue Team hung on to win 31-28.

Newton completed 23 of 44 pass attempts with one interception and stayed composed despite several drops by his receivers. He was able to connect on a handful of deep plays, including two that went for 38 yards.

VIRGINIA TECH: New quarterback Logan Thomas wrapped up an efficient spring with a solid showing in the Hokies' annual spring game.

Thomas bounced back from throwing an interception on his first attempt to throw a pair of touchdown passes to Marcus Davis as the Maroon team rolled to a 27-0 victory over the White team.

The scoring passes covered 26 and 21 yards, the first coming one play after Thomas scrambled for 31 yards.

Backup quarterback Ju-Ju Clayton had a tougher day, throwing two picks for the White team.

LOUISIANA STATE: The sister of head coach Les Miles has died in a car accident near Baton Rouge, La.

Addis (La.) Assistant Police Chief David Jones said 54-year-old Ann Hope Browne, of Zachary, La., was attempting to merge onto Louisiana Highway 1 on Friday when her car was struck in the driver's side by a truck.

West Baton Rouge Parish coroner's investigator Yancy Guerin said Browne was pronounced dead at the scene.


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