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Marquette escapes upset with 70-68 win at USF



TAMPA — Coach Jim Leavitt announced this morning that the team’s annual banquet Saturday has been canceled in the wake of the death of freshman running back Keeley Dorsey. Additionally, USF has canceled all on-campus recruiting visits this weekend.


Leavitt flew to Tallahassee Thursday morning with team chaplain David Lane to meet with Dorsey’s family.

There will be a news conference at 4 p.m. today in front of the John and Grace Allen Administration Building, where Leavitt and USF Vice President of Student Affairs Jennifer Meningall will give updates.

Freshman receiver Carlton Mitchell, who was present inside the weight room at the time of Dorsey’s collapse, said he heard Dorsey fall.

Mitchell added that trainers and strength and conditioning coaches said Dorsey wasn’t breathing following his collapse and that all players present had to leave the weight room once the ambulance arrived.

A memorial service has yet to be planned.

By Mike Camunas, Times correspondent

[Last modified: Thursday, January 18, 2007 12:23pm]


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