Two Texas players suspended from bowl game back with team

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Two Texas football players suspended before the Alamo Bowl amid a sexual assault allegation have rejoined the team.

Coach Mack Brown said that quarterback Case McCoy and linebacker Jordan Hicks are back.

McCoy and Hicks were suspended a day before the Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl. A police report says a 21-year-old woman told investigators she had been drinking alcohol and was assaulted after inviting two men to her San Antonio hotel room. An attorney for Hicks says the incident was consensual.

Lawyers for the players last week said police told them the case would no longer be pursued. Police have said the investigation continues.

Texas beat Oregon State 31-27 in the Alamo Bowl.

NOTRE DAME: Running back Cierre Wood announced Monday he is entering the NFL Draft, deciding against returning for a final year of eligibility.

The 6-0, 215-pound senior, who did not play as a freshman, was second on the team this past season with 742 yards rushing on 114 carries, including 2 yards on four carries in a 42-14 loss to Alabama in the BCS title game. He sat out the first two games of the season after being suspended by coach Brian Kelly for violating team rules.

He rushed for 2,447 yards on 450 carries in three seasons as the Irish, finishing seventh on Notre Dame’s all-time list. His 5.4 yards per carry is the most for any Irish back with that many carries. His best season was in 2011, when he led the Irish with 1,102 yards rushing on 217 carries. He rushed for a career-high 191 yards in a game against Purdue in 2011.

MIAMI: Seantrel Henderson, Brandon Linder and Curtis Porter will return for their senior seasons.

The trio made their announcements on Monday. Henderson started the final seven games of the 2012 season at right tackle for the Hurricanes, while Linder started all 12 at right guard and Porter was limited to only two starts at defensive tackle because of injury.

With their decisions now final, Miami expects to have 20 of 22 offensive and defensive starters back next season.

NEBRASKA: Linebacker Sean Fisher announced his plan to enroll in medical school next fall rather than petition the NCAA for a sixth season with the Cornhuskers.

Fisher broke his leg in preseason practice in 2010 and missed the entire season. He could have asked the NCAA for eligibility in 2013.


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