Re-Tweaked…. An ankle in the Alabama game. Joseph Addai injured an ankle in the Tigers 56-3 win over North Texas three weekends ago. He aggravated the injury versus Appalachian State and re-injured it early against the Tide. Addai rushed twice fir four yards and was used primarily as a blocker before Justin Vincent came in as the first team tailback.
Rejected… An appeal to the NCAA. Illinois lost its appeal of the ban on the university mascot Friday and will remain on a list of schools prohibited from hosting NCAA postseason events after February. The NCAA will allow Illinois to keep its "Illini" and "Fighting Illini" nicknames. The university contended those nicknames derived from the name of the state. The governing body, however, said Chief Illiniwek remains a "hostile and abusive" image of American Indians. The mascot is a student dressed in buckskins and headdress who dances at halftimes of home football, basketball and volleyball games. The tradition began in 1926.
Won…. $1 million. Chris Bostic hurled a pigskin 25 yards through a cutout hole placed on the goal line of Clemson's Memorial Stadium. Bostic's pass at the end of the first quarter of the Florida State-Clemson game Saturday earned him $1 million in the Bi-Lo Healthy Choice Pigskin Challenge. Bostic served as an infantryman in the Army in Afghanistan.
Celebrated… It's first win of the season. Buffalo, the nation's worst Division I program picked up its first win of the season on Saturday defeating Kent State 10-6.
Placed… On Probation. Arizona State was placed on two years' probation by the NCAA on Thursday for providing improper benefits to former football player Loren Wade and other irregularities in the athletic department's operations.
Lost… For the 42nd straight time. Navy fell to Notre Dame for the 42nd straight time Saturday, the longest such streak in Division I-A. The Midshipmen will get plenty of other chances to beat the Irish. The teams agreed to terms for a contract that will have the teams play through the 2016 season. The teams will play in Ireland in 2012.
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