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Arkansas star tailback likely to miss entire season

Arkansas’ Knile Davis, second in the SEC in rushing last season, hurt his left ankle.

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Arkansas’ Knile Davis, second in the SEC in rushing last season, hurt his left ankle.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas' Knile Davis, second in the SEC in rushing yards last season, is expected to miss the season with a left ankle injury.

Davis, whose 1,322 yards trailed only Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, was hurt during Thursday's scrimmage and carted off the field.

Coach Bobby Petrino declined to disclose details of the injury.

"I am extremely disappointed for Knile," Petrino said in a statement. "He is a captain who was incredibly focused on the upcoming year. His leadership throughout the offseason was significant in the development of this team."

Arkansas likely will turn to juniors Dennis Johnson and Ronnie Wingo. Johnson missed most of last season to injuries. Wingo has 572 yards over two seasons.

Ohio State: School officials and ex-coach Jim Tressel appeared before the NCAA's infractions committee in Indianapolis. They discussed how players received benefits from a tattoo-shop owner and how Tressel learned of the violations and covered them up. The school previously put itself on two years probation and vacated last season's wins. And before the meeting, it said it would repay the $338,811 it received from the Sugar Bowl. The committee can accept the penalties or add to them. A decision is expected in 6-8 weeks.

Fiesta Bowl: Playoff PAC, a group critical of the BCS, filed complaints with nine state attorneys general seeking investigations. It challenged the legality of a contract that calls for the Fiesta Bowl to get more than $8 million over 20 years from an Arizona visitors bureau and a requirement teams stay at designated hotels. Fiesta Bowl chairman Duane Woods said schools benefit by locking up large blocks of rooms at below-market rates. Complaints were filed in states with public schools that have played in the game recently: Connecticut, Oklahoma, Idaho, West Virginia, Ohio, Texas, Oregon, Alabama and Florida. There was no comments from the attorneys general.

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