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Moss cleared to play for UF

Forward Adrian Moss has been granted a full release from his national letter of intent with Southwest Texas State and is enrolled at Florida for summer classes.

The release clears the way for him to play next season for Florida, where he is expected to contend for a starting position.

After signing a qualified release statement, which would force him to sit out next season, Moss appealed to the national letter of intent committee to regain that year of eligibility.

Moss has not signed a new letter of intent to play with the Gators, but compliance director Jamie McCloskey said it is his understanding Moss will do that.

Moss was granted his full release last week and is listed in Florida preseason media information.

"Our athletic director sent the NLI committee a letter saying that we supported his decision," Southwest Texas compliance director Scott Lazenby said. "From our standpoint, it's over."

The 225-pound Moss originally signed to play with the Bobcats, but he wanted to be released from his commitment after then-coach Mike Miller left to be an assistant at Kansas State.

Moss signed the national letter of intent with Southwest Texas during his senior year at Humble (Texas) High, but he spent last season at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy.

CINCINNATI: Mike Wilson, an assistant basketball coach at Baylor last season, was hired as one of coach Bob Huggins' assistants.

TEXAS: Freshman center Jason Klotz was granted a medical redshirt year by the NCAA.


FSU PLAYERS ARRESTED: Two Seminole players were charged with marijuana possession.

Octavis "O.J." Jackson and Jeffrey Womble were arrested Monday and charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, a misdemeanor. Jackson also was charged with driving with a suspended license.

Florida State sports information director Rob Wilson said football officials learned of the arrests Wednesday and the two will face disciplinary action if found guilty.

Womble started 12 games last season as a freshman, making 49 tackles and three sacks. He is to be the starting nose guard this season.

Jackson, a defensive end, will be a junior. He had eight tackles in eight games last season.

TENNESSEE-MIAMI: Tennessee athletics director Doug Dickey said the Volunteers have completed their schedules for the 2002 and 2003 seasons, which includes a homecoming game against Miami on Nov. 9, 2002. The 2003 schedule features a reciprocal trip to Miami.


GEORGIA: Assistant coach David Perno, 33, who played second base on the Bulldogs' 1990 national championship team, was promoted to head coach. He also served as assistant for two seasons under former UGA coach Ron Polk, who returned to coach Mississippi State.

TENNESSEE: Rod Delmonico, who led the Vols to a third-place finish in the College World Series, has agreed in principle to a new five-year contract.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The contract would go through the 2006 season.


USF: An assistant women's coach is leaving to become head coach at Stetson University.

Julie Orlowski has six years of coaching experience, including one year at South Florida.

USF hosts Stetson on Sept. 5.

FLORIDA: Abby Wambach was named to the U.S. under-21 women's national team after a three-day minicamp at the University of Rhode Island.

The 18-member team will represent the U.S. at the July 25-31 Nordic Cup in Norway. The Nordic Cup is the top competition in the world for women under 21.

_ Times correspondent Debi Jones contributed to this report.