Grambling cancels game amid player revolt

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Grambling State’s football program descended into further chaos Friday when the school canceled today’s game against Jackson State after players refused to travel to Jackson, Miss.

SWAC Commissioner Duer Sharp said, according to league rules, Grambling will forfeit and the school will be fined.

Several media outlets have reported that players did not attend practice Wednesday and Thursday because of issues with program and school leadership.

Grambling (0-7) fired coach Doug Williams two games into the season.

Louisville stunned

Blake Bortles threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Godfrey with 23 seconds left and Central Florida (5-2, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) stunned No. 8 Louisville 38-35 on Friday night. Louisville (6-1, 2-1) led 28-7 midway through the third quarter.

TCU roundup

•  Soccer: TCU (5-8-3, 1-4-1 Big 12) couldn’t solve the defense of Oklahoma (4-10-1, 1-4-0) in a 1-0 loss Friday night. TCU’s Vittoria Arnold made six saves on seven shots.

•  Women’s tennis: The teams of Stefanie Tan and Simona Parajova and Seda Arantekin and Millie Nichols advanced to the doubles quarterfinals on the second day of the USTA/ITA Texas Regional Championships at TCU’s Friedman Tennis Center. In singles, Parajova defeated Makenzie Craft of Baylor 6-2, 6-2, and Tan downed Paula Deheza of Texas A&M 6-1, 6-0. Play begins at 10:30 a.m. today.

UTA volleyball wins

UT Arlington (12-9, 5-3) picked up its third Sun Belt sweep of the season, defeating South Alabama 25-21, 25-16, 25-22 at College Park Center. Charmaine Whitmore led UTA with eight kills and five total blocks. UTA hosts Troy at noon Sunday.


• Eastern Michigan football: Junior wide receiver Demarius Reed, 20, was found shot to death Friday in an off-campus apartment building in Ypsilanti, Mich. Authorities called it a homicide that could have been a robbery. Today’s home game against Ohio will be played as scheduled.

• Alabama football: The NCAA has cleared safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to return for today’s Arkansas game after a two-game suspension.

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