Georgia Tech awaits decision on NCAA appeal

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Georgia Tech expects to hear early next year whether it will have its 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference title restored.

Associate athletic director Wayne Hogan said Monday that Georgia Tech officials have been told a verdict on the school’s appeal of NCAA sanctions should be received within 60 to 90 days.

Ho­gan said “there were no surprises” in Sunday’s NCAA hearing.

The NCAA also put Geor­gia Tech on four years of probation in July and fined it $100,000. The NCAA said Georgia Tech should have declared receiver Demaryius Thomas ineligible after he accepted gifts from former quarterback Calvin Booker, who was working for an agent.

• Linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu has been suspended for the first half of Saturday’s game at Duke for throwing a punch at Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas.

BIG TEN: The conference has taken Joe Paterno’s name off its championship trophy. Commissioner Jim Delany said it is “inappropriate” to keep the former Penn State coach’s name on the trophy.

FLORIDA: Cornerback Mar­cus Roberson is out for the rest of the season after injuring his neck at South Carolina.

MICHIGAN: Coach Brady Hoke said he expects quarterback Denard Robinson (wrist) to practice without limitation and play against Nebraska.

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