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USF likely losing WR Terrence Mitchell

TAMPA — Terrence Mitchell, a former Freshman All-American who was USF's No. 2 receiver in 2012 before being suspended this spring, is expected to transfer and finish his college career at Division II Fort Hays State in Kansas.

Mitchell, from Hillsborough High, caught 31 passes for 414 yards for the Bulls last fall, but it's unclear what role he might have had under new coach Willie Taggart. Mitchell was suspended indefinitely from the team in March after an arrest on a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana. Taggart said he had planned to shift Mitchell to cornerback before the suspension.

Mitchell, 22, will have two years of eligibility at Fort Hays, which has seen several Tampa-area players transfer in from major colleges. Fort Hays assistant Al McCray said Mitchell is likely to play defensive back, though he could contribute on offense too.

Last week, Mitchell was accepted for a pretrial misdemeanor intervention program, which allows first-time offenders to have a charge dropped upon completion. It typically requires six months of probation, drug counseling and random drug testing.

More football: Ohio State plans to add up to 2,500 seats in the south end zone of Ohio Stadium in 2014. The project would cost $9 million and increase capacity to 104,829. … Former Auburn player Shaun Kitchens, 21, pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery and must spend three years in jail.

Softball: Florida ace Hannah Rogers, who was pulled after 13 pitches in Thursday's loss to Tennessee, will start again in tonight's NCAA Women's College World Series elimination game against Nebraska. Friday's games (Tennessee-Washington and Oklahoma-Texas) were postponed by severe weather and will be the first two games today. That pushes UF to a 7 p.m. start (ESPN) that will be followed by Michigan against Arizona State. Four games will be played Sunday.

Basketball: Ronald Holmes, father of former UCLA star Shabazz Muhammad, was indicted on federal fraud charges. Holmes, 51, pleaded not guilty to bank fraud and other charges.

Men's golf: Top-seeded Cal survived a scare from Arizona State and faces Illinois in today's semifinals in Milton, Ga. Georgia Tech faces Alabama. The winners meet Sunday for the NCAA title.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

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