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Penalty added for hits below a QB's knees

Hitting a quarterback below the knees in passing situations will result in a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty starting this season, according to a new rule approved by the NCAA's Playing Rules Oversight Panel. The new rule covers plays in which the QB "is in a passing posture with one or both feet on the ground."

MURRAY WORKOUT: Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, a former Plant High standout who is coming off reconstructive knee surgery, worked out at pro day and said he believes he alleviated concerns about his health.

COLD SHOULDER: Players at Minnesota State, Mankato, refused to practice for their former coach, demanding that the interim coach keep the top job. An arbitrator ruled that Todd Hoffner was fired unfairly last year in the wake of a child porn investigation that cleared him.

NEW BOWL: The Cure Bowl will be held at Orlando's Citrus Bowl in December 2015 and pit teams from the American Athletic and Sun Belt conferences. That would bring the total bowls to 40.

Clemson: Quarterback Chad Kelly apologized for his behavior and believes he can learn from the experience. Kelly, who would've been a third-year sophomore in the fall, was dismissed from the team by coach Dabo Swinney for a pattern of misconduct.

Texas A&M: Matt Joeckel, in his final year of eligibility, is transferring, reducing the battle to replace Johnny Manziel to two: freshman Kyle Allen, the No. 1-rated QB prospect by ESPN and rivals.com, and sophomore Kenny Hill.

Heading to NBA: UCLA freshman guard Kyle Anderson and sophomore guard Zach LaVine are leaving for the draft, and Arizona State sophomore point guard Jahii Carson declared.

Penalty added for hits below a QB's knees 04/16/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:08pm]
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