ABC will televise next PSU game

From Mirror,wire reports

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State-Illinois football game, slated for Saturday, Oct. 23, will air on ABC, it was announced on Monday.

Both teams have bye weeks this Saturday. The Nittany Lions (No. 7) are coming off a loss to Iowa. They are 5-1. The Fighting Illinis — at 2-5 — are coming off a loss at home to Wisconsin.

This will mark Penn State’s 193rd all-time appearance on ABC and 358th game on the ESPN family of networks.

Pitt time set

PITTSBURGH–The Atlantic Coast Conference announced that Pitt’s Oct. 23 game against Clemson at Heinz Field will kick off at 3:30 p.m.

The game will be nationally televised by either ABC or ESPN.

The network will be selected following the Oct. 16 games.

SFU player honored

LORETTO – Saint Francis football player Josh McGrigg was named Stats Perform FCS National Special Teams Player of the Week.

The wide receiver/returner accumulated 211 all-purpose yards and scored three touchdowns in three different ways during Saturday’s win over Long Island University. He returned the second half opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown and returned a fourth quarter punt 59 yards for a touchdown. He also took his only catch of the game 49 yards for a touchdown.

Gopher RB done

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota running back Trey Potts will miss the remainder of the season with an undisclosed injury serious enough to keep him hospitalized for six days after it occurred in the last game.

Coach P.J. Fleck said Monday that Potts was “doing very well” and expected to be present at the practice facility this week to visit with the team.

Potts is second in the Big Ten with an average of 110.4 rushing yards per game. He finished his year with 552 yards on 112 carries, after taking the lead role following a season-ending lower leg injury to Mo Ibrahim — an Associated Press preseason second team All-America selection — in the opener. The Gophers (3-2, 1-1) host Nebraska on Saturday.

Nebraska loses lineman

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska starting offensive lineman Teddy Prochazka will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury.

The freshman was hurt in the 32-29 loss to Michigan on Saturday, his second start at left tackle. Coach Scott Frost said Prochazka would have surgery next week and should return for spring practice.

Career over in Florida

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Miami quarterback D’Eriq King needs surgery to repair his right shoulder and will miss the remainder of the season.

King, a fifth-year senior, was injured in the second half of Miami’s loss to Michigan State last month, a game that may end up marking the last appearance of his college career. He left the field after getting hurt, then returned and didn’t miss a series but was clearly laboring.

The Hurricanes (2-3, 0-1 ACC) learned the following day that he likely needed surgery, but both they and King were holding out hope that rehabilitation would give him a chance of playing again this season. That hope is now gone, coach Manny Diaz said on his weekly radio show Monday.


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