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FAU's 1st game will be on TV

Sunshine Network announced its football schedule, which includes Florida Atlantic's inaugural game against Slippery Rock Sept. 1.

The network will air all 11 Florida State and Florida games on tape delay and will have live coverage of four Central Florida road games _ Syracuse, Sept. 8; Tulane, Sept. 22; Virginia Tech, Sept. 29; and Utah State, Oct. 29. Bethune-Cookman and Florida Atlantic will be featured in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's "Game of the Week" package.

ARMY-NAVY: The annual game has moved from Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia to Giants Stadium for 2002 because of a shortage of hotel rooms.

TEMPLE: The university, which was told March 2 by the Big East that the conference would drop the Owls' program on June 30, 2002, is considering a lawsuit that would claim the conference did not give the university timely notice, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

VIRGINIA TECH: Quarterback Grant Noel, expected to take over for the departed Michael Vick, tore a ligament in his right knee and will be out three to six weeks. Noel tore the lateral meniscus in his right knee during a workout Wednesday. He is scheduled for an MRI today.

Basketball

Tyesha Fluker, a 6-foot-5 post player considered the nation's top girls high school player, will attend Tennessee.

TULANE-KENTUCKY: The men's teams agreed to a two-year contract under which the Green Wave will visit the Wildcats on Jan. 2 and Kentucky will travel to New Orleans during the 2002-03 season.

Elsewhere

Stetson baseball coach Pete Dunn agreed to a new contract after interviewing Monday for the vacant coaching position at Georgia. The terms were not released.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Four state athletes _ three from Florida and one from Bethune-Cookman _ will receive $5,000 scholarships from the NCAA. Teal Chiabotti (women's gymnastics), Greg Reeves (men's swimming) and Emily Carlsten (women's outdoor track and field) from Florida and Ondrej Sliva (men's tennis) from B-CC are among the 58 Division I athletes who received the award.

MISSISSIPPI STATE: A four-year contract was approved for coach Ron Polk that will pay an annual salary of $126,000.

The state college board approved the contract Thursday for Polk and Alcorn State interim athletic director Marino Casem. Casem will be paid $52,808 for a 130-day contract.

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