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QB Marve ready for Purdue return

After missing nearly a year with a knee injury, Purdue quarterback Robert Marve is expected to play Saturday.

Associated Press (2010)

After missing nearly a year with a knee injury, Purdue quarterback Robert Marve is expected to play Saturday.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Robert Marve will get another chance to live up to the lofty expectations he brought to Purdue.

Marve's knee has healed, and the former Plant High star quarterback is expected to play for the first time in nearly a year when the Boilermakers host Southeast Missouri on Saturday.

The transfer from Miami started the first three games last season before tearing the ACL in his left knee.

Marve will share time with Caleb TerBush.

"I want to play Robert Marve," coach Danny Hope said Tuesday. "He can play."

TerBush is listed as the starter, and Hope wouldn't say how much he expected Marve to play, but the senior will get more practice repetitions.

"We'll make the decision when it gets close to game time based on what we think is best for our football team as far as getting in a rhythm," Hope said.

Marve passed for 512 yards and three touchdowns last season, and Hope said Marve appears to have retained the skill and athletic ability that made him a special addition to the program.

"He's throwing the ball really well," Hope said. "He's accurate and has a lot of zip on it. When he takes off and runs, he still runs really fast, which is a good sign."

Boise State probation: The NCAA placed Boise State on probation for three years, and the football program will lose nine scholarships over that period because of widespread rules violations involving more than 75 prospects and student-athletes across five sports. The sanctions included a public reprimand, a one-year postseason ban for women's tennis and recruiting restrictions. Some penalties had been self-imposed.

Fresno State: Defensive back Terrance Dennis will miss Saturday's game against North Dakota after being suspended by the Western Athletic Conference for committing a flagrant personal foul against Nebraska last week.

Georgia: Freshman tailback Isaiah Crowell will make his first career start against Coastal Carolina, coach Mark Richt said.

Minnesota: Coach Jerry Kill is expected to be on the sideline against Miami of Ohio on Saturday, offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover and defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys said. Kill continues to recover from a seizure suffered last weekend against New Mexico State.

Missouri: Redshirt freshman cornerback Tristen Holt, arrested Saturday on charges of leaving an accident scene, has been "removed from the program," coach Gary Pinkel said.

North Carolina: Fullback Devon Ramsay had left knee surgery and is out for the season.

Notre Dame: Senior tight end Mike Ragone will have surgery to repair a torn ACL and miss the rest of the season.

Ohio State: The NCAA reinstated tailback Jordan Hall, cornerback Travis Howard and backup safety Corey "Pittsburgh" Brown after their two-game suspensions. The three had accepted $200 in cash from a university booster at a charity event in February. The Buckeyes play at Miami on Saturday.

Penn State: Coach Joe Paterno will stick with the quarterback tandem of Rob Bolden and Matt McGloin against Temple on Saturday.

Wisconsin: Senior cornerback Devin Smith (left foot surgery) is out for the season.

Basketball: Florida sophomore forward Cody Larson settled a criminal trespass charge stemming from his arrest with teammate Erik Murphy in April in St. Augustine, but he still could face jail time in his native South Dakota for violating terms of his probation from a case in May 2010. Coach Billy Donovan reinstated Murphy last week, but Larson remains suspended. … USC senior guard Jio Fontan is expected to miss the season after having surgery on a torn left ACL.

Women's golf: At the 2011 Cougar Classic in Charleston, S.C., Florida's Camilla Hedberg finished at 8-under 208 to set a school record for lowest tournament total. She tied for third overall, and the Gators took third (8-under 856) behind LSU (848) and North Carolina (853).

QB Marve ready for Purdue return 09/13/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 10:56pm]
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