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Shelton won’t play Nov. 9

ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Big Ten has reprimanded Penn State defensive tackle Antonio Shelton for spitting on a Michigan State player during a game.

The conference also said Tuesday it supports the one-game suspension Shelton was given by Penn State.

Shelton will be out of the lineup for the fifth-ranked Nittany Lions during their next game Nov. 9 at No. 13 Minnesota.

Shelton was ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct midway through the fourth quarter of Penn State’s 28-7 victory over the Spartans on Saturday.

War of words in Big Ten

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska coach Scott Frost said Monday he doesn’t know what prompted Indiana athletic director Fred Glass to say the Cornhuskers’ staff doesn’t respect the Hoosiers’ football program.

Glass told the Indianapolis Star after the Hoosiers’ 38-31 win in Lincoln on Saturday the victory was “particularly gratifying, particularly knowing Nebraska’s staff had no respect for our program.”

Glass declined to elaborate, other than to say, “They know, and I know, and our team knew, and I’ll just leave it at that.”

Asked if he or his staff said or did anything that would have led to Glass’ comment, Frost said, “We’ve been scratching our heads wondering what that’s all about. We don’t have any idea, to be honest with you. I would be curious to know.”

Indiana coach Tom Allen didn’t address the matter at his Monday news conference.

Frost congratulated the Hoosiers in his third sentence at the postgame news conference. He said he told Allen he could see great improvement in the Hoosiers and that they earned the win.

“I couldn’t have been nicer, more complimentary to coach before and after the game,” Frost said. “We had a ton of respect for their team and where they’ve gotten their team to.”


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