Football game in Shreveport, La., is postponed by Isaac

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Texas A&M and Louisiana Tech have decided to postpone Thursday night’s season opener in Shreveport because of Hurricane Isaac’s forecast path through Louisiana.

The game has been rescheduled until Oct. 13, which had been an open date for both teams.

Louisiana Tech Athletic Director Bruce Van de Velde says university officials, who announced the postponement on Tuesday, are concerned about the safety of the athletes and fans, and want to conscientious of the effect the storm could have on residents throughout the region.

GEORGIA: Freshman cornerback Sheldon Dawson will interview with an NCAA representative on Friday about Mississippi State, which has said it’s examining with the NCAA a “potential recruiting irregularity.”

Dawson’s high school, Duron Sutton, told the Memphis Commercial Appeal about the NCAA’s plan to talk to Dawson, who is one of several Memphis area players speaking to the NCAA.

FLORIDA: One will start, both will play. And when the season opener is over, No. 23 Florida probably will decide between the two.

Offensive coordinator Brent Pease said Tuesday he’s not sure the team’s two-quarterback system is viable beyond Saturday’s game against Bowling Green, meaning the Gators likely will choose between sophomores Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel before traveling to Texas A&M for the Southeastern Conference opener.

NOTRE DAME: Coach Brian Kelly sized up the situation and said the call was solely his when he suspended starting running back Cierre Wood and backup defensive Justin Utupo two games each for violating team rules.

“We want more accountable citizens. We want people representing our program in the right way,” Kelly said Tuesday, the day before the Irish leave for their season opener against Navy in Dublin, Ireland.

“When we suspend somebody, I look at it in terms of how are we going to get this young man to live up to the standards that I have for our program,” he added.

WISCONSIN: Police have arrested three suspects in the assault on Wisconsin running back Montee Ball.

Ball sustained a concussion when he was attacked by several men near campus Aug. 1.

A police report says three 21-year-old Madison men were arrested Tuesday afternoon. They all face battery charges.

The report also says detectives are still investigating a fight at a house party July 27 involving students, players and other individuals. While Ball was present, it says, police found no evidence he was involved.

One person received hospital treatment for an injury suffered during the fight, but nobody has been charged so far.

Ball, a Heisman Trophy finalist last season as a junior, has said he had nothing to do with the fight. He hopes to be ready for the season opener.


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