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Notre Dame loses QB to academics

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Everett Golson is out for at least the fall semester at Notre Dame, the quarterback saying he has been suspended by the school because of academics.

"I take full responsibility for my poor choices and will do all that is asked of me to regain the trust of my family, friends, teammates, coaches and the entire Notre Dame community," he wrote in a letter released by the school Sunday.

As a sophomore last season, Golson helped the Irish go 12-0 before losing to Alabama in the BCS title game.

"I understand how my integrity could be in question," he wrote. "I want to thank the University of Notre Dame for the opportunity already granted and also the opportunity going forth to regain my eligibility in the winter of 2014."

Golson's most likely replacement is Tommy Rees, the 2011 starter who played key roles in four wins in 2012 when Golson struggled or was hurt. There also is Tommy Hendrix, a senior with no starts, and incoming freshman Malik Zaire.

Gunner Kiel, among the top quarterbacks coming out of high school in 2012, transferred to Cincinnati in March. NCAA rules permit him to return without a release from Cincinnati. But in a text to the Cincinnati Enquirer, he said, "I'm a Bearcat."

Baseball: Tampa wins

CARY, N.C. — Jake Schrader finished a double shy of the cycle to help Tampa beat Coker (S.C.) 12-4 in its opener of the Division II championship.

The senior out of Pasco High drove in a run in the fifth with one of the Spartans' school record-tying four triples and hit a two-run homer in the eighth.

Tampa takes on St. Edward's (Texas) at 7 Tuesday, the winner advancing to the semifinals.

Big East: Anthony Marzi allowed just four hits in a complete game as Connecticut beat Notre Dame 8-1 to become the first No. 8 seed to win the title at Clearwater's Bright House Field. Marzi lasted just 3⅓ innings against USF on Thursday. L.J. Mazzilli hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Tom Verdi a two-run triple in the third for UConn.

ACC: Taylore Cherry, a 6-foot-8, 270-pound freshman, allowed one run in five innings as North Carolina beat Virginia Tech 4-1 in the final in Durham, N.C. Cherry had pitched just 3⅓ innings over five appearances this year. But the Tar Heels turned to him about 12 hours after using four pitchers in a 2-1, 18-inning win over N.C. State and 36 hours after using six in a 12-7, 14-inning win over Clemson.

SEC: Chris Sciambra's pinch-hit single in the 11th drove in the winning run as LSU, No. 2 in the Baseball America poll, beat No. 1 Vanderbilt 5-4 in the final in Hoover, Ala. Vanderbilt has lost in the final the past three years and is 0-4 in the final since winning the 2007 tournament.

Women's lacrosse: Freshman Sammy Jo Tracy scored 31 seconds into the third overtime as North Carolina beat Maryland 13-12 to win its first national title in Villanova, Pa. It was the longest title game in NCAA history.

Men's basketball: Point guard Antonio Barton is transferring from Memphis to Tennessee. He started 31 games over two seasons.

Notre Dame loses QB to academics 05/26/13 [Last modified: Sunday, May 26, 2013 11:56pm]
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