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Knights suspend star QB

Central Florida quarterback Ryan Schneider was suspended Tuesday for the rest of the season by coach Mike Kruczek.

Kruczek said Schneider violated team rules that he would not specify.

Redshirt freshman center Cedric Gagne-Marcoux also was suspended for the season for rules violations.

"I love Ryan Schneider like a son," Kruczek said. "This is going to be a tough pill for our team to swallow with the loss of both players."

Schneider, a senior, ranks third among active NCAA quarterbacks with 82 career touchdown passes, trailing North Carolina State's Philip Rivers (86) and Louisiana Tech's Luke McCown (83). He completed 194 of 281 passes this season for 1,949 yards and 13 touchdowns.

His 10,976 yards passing rank 12th in NCAA history, and his 82 touchdown passes rank 14th.

CLARETT DROPS COMPLAINT: Suspended running back Maurice Clarett has dropped a federal complaint seeking a $2.5-million fine against Ohio State for releasing information from an NCAA investigation to prosecutors.

In his court motion, Clarett reserved the right to renew the complaint if he could get backing from the U.S. Department of Education, which oversees the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act he accuses the school of violating.

"We intend to bring it again," his attorney, Percy Squire, said Tuesday. "We want to bring it as a joint action."

Also, Ohio State quarterback Craig Krenzel is expected to play Saturday against Michigan State after being knocked woozy, then helped to the sideline last week. He might have to share the job with Scott McMullen.

WAC SUSPENDS OFFICIALS: A Western Athletic Conference officiating crew was suspended for one game because of several errors made during Hawaii's win at San Jose State last weekend. The crew also won't be considered for any postseason assignments, league assistant commissioner Dave Chaffin said.

MARSHALL: Quarterback Stan Hill will miss the rest of the season after having surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

MISSISSIPPI ST.: Coach Jackie Sherrill said tight end Aaron Lumpkin and guard Will Rogers, both hurt two weeks ago, might not be ready to play Saturday against Alabama.

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