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FSU reinstates quarterback Malik Henry

Malik Henry, who was suspended Aug. 20, is back with the team and likely to redshirt.

Malik Henry, who was suspended Aug. 20, is back with the team and likely to redshirt.

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State quarterback Malik Henry has returned to the team.

Henry was suspended by coach Jimbo Fisher on Aug. 20 for a violation of team rules. Fisher has refused to say why he suspended Henry.

The freshman is a touted part of the 2016 recruiting class that's ranked among the nation's best. Henry was an early enrollee and threw a pair of touchdowns in the spring game.

Fisher said after practice Tuesday that it was likely Henry would be redshirted. The 13th-ranked Seminoles have started redshirt freshman Deondre Francois for all three games. Backing up Francois are senior Sean Maguire, sophomore J.J. Cosentino and freshman walk-on Jake Rizzo.

NEW ACC TIEBREAKER: The ACC changed one of its final tiebreakers that could determine who plays in the championship game. League spokesman Mike Finn said the seventh tiebreaker now will be an analytics company's ranking of the teams. It could become an issue if No. 3 Louisville, No. 5 Clemson and No. 13 Florida State each finish 11-1, go 7-1 in ACC play and are 1-1 against each other.

OREGON: Receiver and Olympic hurdler Devon Allen is out for the season because of a left knee injury sustained Saturday.

PENN STATE: Linebacker Nyeem Wartman-White will miss the remainder of the season with a right knee injury sustained Saturday. His second season-ending injury in as many years is a blow for a unit already without Brandon Bell and Jason Cabinda. Former walk-on Brandon Smith is expected to make his first start Saturday against Michigan.

Basketball: UF game in Tampa to start at 7

Florida's Nov. 21 basketball game in Tampa will start at 7 p.m. and be shown on the SEC Network, one of six tip times that the school announced Tuesday.

The Gators are hosting Belmont at Amalie Arena as renovations continue at the O'Connell Center.

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The other UF game times that were announced:

Nov. 11 vs. FGCU (Jacksonville): 7:30, TV TBA

Nov. 13 vs. Mercer (Jacksonville): 8 , ESPNU

Nov. 17 vs. St. Bonaventure (Lakeland): 7, TV TBA

Dec. 11 at Florida State: 4, ESPNU

Dec. 21 vs. Little Rock (O'Connell Center opener): 7, SEC Network

MORE BASKETBALL: Freshman power forward Dewan Huell, the most highly-touted Miami recruit in recent years, will not be suspended after his arrest last week on misdemeanor battery charges. "I feel like it's an internal matter," coach Jim Larranaga said. "Dewan is a great kid. He knows he made a mistake and we will handle it internally." … Cavaliers forward Kevin Love is making what UCLA's athletic department calls "a significant financial contribution" to the university where he helped the Bruins reach the Final Four in his lone season, 2007-08, when they lost to Memphis. In return, UCLA's strength and conditioning facility to be located in the new Mo Ostin Basketball Center will be named for Love. Love will be honored during UCLA's football game against Stanford at the Rose Bowl on Saturday.

State games

USF: vs. FSU, noon Saturday, Ch. 28

Florida: at Tennessee, 3:30 Saturday, Ch. 10

UCF: at FIU, 7 Saturday

Miami: at Georgia Tech, noon Oct. 1, TV TBD

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