Newton will stay as starter for Wildcats; Bama denies Vols' jersey request
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The SEC says there's no video evidence to support the personal foul call against Arkansas' Malcolm Sheppard in the fourth quarter of the Razorbacks' 23-20 loss to Florida.
The penalty gave the Gators the ball on the Arkansas 10-yard line, and they scored on the next play to tie the game at 20. Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long said Monday the school had expressed its concerns to the league.
The league said schools can send in plays after each game for review. The SEC said it told Arkansas "there was no evidence on the video to support the personal foul penalty."
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It was the same group of officials that called the LSU-Georgia game earlier this month, which included a late unsportsmanlike conduct penalty the league said shouldn't have been called.
Brooks expects Newton will remain starting QB. Kentucky coach Rich Brooks says freshman quarterback Morgan Newton will likely start his second straight game Saturday against Louisiana-Monroe following the Wildcats' first victory over Auburn in 43 years.
Brooks said Newton made some mistakes in Kentucky's 21-14 win over the Tigers, but he reasoned he would rather have veteran Will Fidler available to come off the bench if Newton gets in trouble. He had high praise for Fidler's performance in relief Saturday and acknowledged it was probably unfair that he won't get to start.
Kiffin: 'Bama denied Vols' request to wear orange. Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin says his team wanted to wear orange jerseys on the road against Alabama, but the Crimson Tide denied their request.
Under a new NCAA rule for 2009, both teams may wear their colored home jerseys if the home team and the home team's conference agree. Kiffin says the SEC approved the Volunteers' request to wear their orange jerseys on the road and that no reason was given by Alabama for denying the request.
Lawyer says arrest expected in UConn stabbing. A Hartford lawyer says police have told him his client will be arrested in the stabbing death of Connecticut football player Jasper Howard.
Attorney Deron Freeman declined to identify his client, but says the Bloomfield man and others got into a fight "with about six" UConn football players early Sunday after a campus dance.
Freeman says his client did not stab Howard but was there when it happened. It would be the second arrest connected to the stabbing. Johnny Hood, 21, of Hartford, was arraigned Monday on charges of interfering with an officer and breach of peace.
Bradford out vs. Kansas; long-term status unknown. Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford has been ruled out of No. 25 Oklahoma's game this week at 24th-ranked Kansas, but coach Bob Stoops says any decision beyond that is yet to come.
"I think the fair thing to say is right now, he's not going to play this week," Stoops said.
Bradford re-injured his right shoulder on Oklahoma's second possession during a 16-13 loss to No. 3 Texas on Saturday. The quarterback had previously been out a month with a sprain of the AC joint in his right, throwing shoulder.
Texas QB says thumb will be fine to play Missouri. Texas quarterback Colt McCoy says he plans to play Saturday against Missouri, despite a bruised right thumb that will likely lose its nail.
Cincinnati has QB Pike at practice. Tony Pike was back at practice with a cast on his left forearm, an indication that No. 5 Cincinnati may not be without its starting quarterback for long.
Pike had the forearm on his non-passing arm examined by a specialist, and was allowed to practice wearing a cast. Coach Brian Kelly plans to let him practice this week, then decide whether he will play against Louisville (2-4) on Saturday.