SAN ANTONIO — Texas suspended two players Friday and sent them home on the eve of the Alamo Bowl, hours after police said they were investigating a report of a sexual assault at a San Antonio hotel.
Longhorns coach Mack Brown did not identify the players, but he referred to a KENS-TV report that police were investigating two unidentified Texas players in the alleged assault.
“This has been reported: We had a couple young men that broke team rules last night. They have been suspended from the team and they will be sent home,” Brown said at a previously scheduled news conference. “They will not be available for the game and I will not address any more questions in that matter.”
Sgt. Javier Salazar, a San Antonio police spokesman, said only that detectives are in the early stages of investigating a case of alleged sexual assault in the downtown area. Investigators are interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence, he said.
“It’s a very meticulous process,” Salazar said. “As far as these investigations go, it’s very early.”
OKLAHOMA: Suspended defensive tackle Stacy McGee after he was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol on Christmas Eve.
Coach Bob Stoops announced Friday that McGee wouldn’t travel with the No. 12 Sooners for the Cotton Bowl or play against No. 10 Texas A&M in the Jan. 4 game.
NEVADA: Coach Chris Ault is retiring after 28 seasons leading the Wolf Pack and changing the way teams play offense.
Ault is the winningest coach in school history with a record of 233-109-1. He raised the program from Division II to I-AA and eventually helped it become a winner I-A.
The 66-year-old Ault won 10 conference championships and took the Wolf Pack to postseason play 16 times, including 10 bowl games in 12 FBS seasons.
SAN DIEGO: Former NFL defensive coordinator Dale Lindsey was promoted to head coach. He replaces Ron Caragher who recently was hired as coach at San Jose State.
Lindsey was USD’s defensive coordinator this season, when the Toreros were 8-3 and earned a share of the Pioneer Football League title.