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Florida State loses tight end Haplea for 2013

Kevin Haplea has a torn right ACL.

Kevin Haplea has a torn right ACL.

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State tight end Kevin Haplea has a torn right ACL and will sit out the upcoming season, the school announced Thursday. FSU did not disclose how he was hurt, saying only it happened during a workout.

Used mostly as a blocker last season as a junior, he caught three passes for 15 yards and a touchdown and saw time on special teams.

Haplea will redshirt this season and return in 2014.

"He was having a great spring and was going to be a big part of our offense," Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher said. "He's a tough guy and extremely hard worker who will … come back stronger."

Penn St.: Coach Bill O'Brien agreed to an amended deal that more than doubled his base salary for this season to $1,932,779. Including radio, TV and apparel deals, he will make about $3.2 million. The contract still runs through the 2016 season.

Oklahoma: A car and other items were stolen from the home of coach Bob Stoops. Police said they have no suspects.

NCAA suit: A federal judge in Oakland, Calif., heard a motion from former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon to turn his antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA into a class action, which would add thousands of former and current athletes, but likely won't rule for several weeks. The suit demands the NCAA cut players in on the billions of dollars earned from broadcasts, memorabilia, video games and other areas. Claudia Wilken did order the suit revised to fix technicalities, including adding current players. Lawyer Michael Hausfeld said he will do so but seeks to keep their names confidential. "They are afraid of retaliation," he told the court.

College World Series: Hobbs Johnson allowed five hits over a career-high 8⅓ innings to lift North Carolina past N.C. State 7-0 in an elimination game in Omaha, Neb. The Tar Heels must beat UCLA twice, with Game 1 tonight, to reach the championship series. Up 2-0, North Carolina sealed it in the eighth with Michael Russell's two-run single and Mike Zolk's two-run double.

Women's basketball: Guard Chandler Cooper transferred from Florida to Lipscomb, whose campus in Nashville is closer to her home in Clarksville, Tenn. As a freshman last season, she played in only three games due to a strained left arch.

Florida State loses tight end Haplea for 2013 06/20/13 [Last modified: Friday, June 21, 2013 12:11am]
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