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Local 'Husker leaves team

LINCOLN, Neb. — Former Countryside High offensive lineman Tyler Moore has left the Nebraska football team to address personal issues, coach Bo Pelini announced Saturday.

Pelini, who declined the elaborate on the circumstances, said Moore, who hasn't practiced since Thursday, is welcome to return.

Last year, Moore became the first Nebraska freshman to start on the offensive line in a season opener. He started the first four games at right tackle and appeared in nine games.

He was the projected starter at left tackle this season.

Moore was a key recruit in the 2011 class, which has already seen the exits of running back Aaron Green and offensive lineman Ryan Klatchko, who both left since the end of spring practice.

More Nebraska: Sophomore cornerback Jonathan Rose, who was given his release from Auburn for undisclosed reasons, signed to play with the Cornhuskers, choosing them over FSU and several other schools. Rose must sit out this season, and he will have three years of eligibility.

'Honey Badger' may have I-AA home

LAKE CHARLES, La. — Tyrann "Honey Badger" Mathieu visited McNeese State hours after the junior cornerback was kicked off the team at LSU and is considering transferring to the Division I-AA Southland Conference school located about 200 miles from his hometown of New Orleans.

McNeese State coach Matt Viator confirmed that he met with Mathieu.

LSU dismissed Mathieu and revoked his scholarship for a violation of athletic department rules. According to multiple reports, he failed a drug test, the same reason that previously cost him playing time.

According to other media outlets, Mathieu may be considering Jackson State and Prairie View A&M.

Mathieu, a Heisman Trophy finalist last season, can play this season if he transfers down a level from Division I-A, otherwise he must sit out a season.

Auburn: Freshman running back Jovon Robinson is not practicing while the NCAA investigates allegations that his high school transcript was falsified, CBSSports.com reported. Memphis City Schools said in a statement it investigated a former Wooddale High athlete and a school guidance counselor resigned after admitting to creating the fake transcript. The statement did not identify the athlete.

Other sports

Basketball: Villanova assistant coach Doug Martin resigned because of inaccuracies on his resume. A school release at the time of Martin's hiring said he had played for Wisconsin-Green Bay from 1991-95. ESPN.com first reported there was no record of Martin playing there.

Volleyball: Tulane hired former USF assistant coach Stephanie Serna as its recruiting coordinator.

Local 'Husker leaves team 08/11/12 [Last modified: Saturday, August 11, 2012 10:55pm]

    

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