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FSU, MIAMI PLAYERS GET PRESEASON ACC HONORS

FSU defensive tackle Andre Fluellen, safety Myron Rolle and receiver Greg Carr earned preseason all-ACC honors in a vote by the media.

Miami also had three picks: defensive end Calais Campbell; safety Kenny Phillips; and offensive guard Derrick Morse.

Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan was picked as the preseason player of the year in the league.

Virginia Tech, the overwhelming choice to beat FSU and win the ACC title, led the team with five players: running back Branden Ore, runner-up to Ryan as the player of the year; offensive tackle Duane Brown; linebackers Vince Hall and Xavier Adibi; and cornerback Brandon Flowers.

FSU PLAYER'S CASE CLOSED: Florida State junior nose guard Paul Griffin, whom coach Bobby Bowden said might have been the team's best defensive before he suffered a season-ending knee injury early last year, has cleared his legal problems stemming from a DUI conviction.

Griffin was arrested twice in June for violating his probation, most recently for failing to appear in court. But on Tuesday, he had his probation terminated and his case is closed, according to Leon County court records.

In other FSU news, the Sept. 29 game against Alabama in Jacksonville is expected to set an attendance record with more than 85,000 fans, the Gator Bowl Association said. The largest crowd at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium for a game was 84,753 for the 2004 Florida-Georgia game.

UCLA: Assistant football coach Eric Scott and two other men were out on bail after being charged with suspicion of residential burglary.

Scott, 32, and Jesus DeAlba and Timothy Williams, both 23, were booked on suspicion of residential burglary Tuesday and released after posting $50,000 bail each, said Sgt. Tera White of the Los Angeles County sheriff's Norwalk station.

Coach Karl Dorrell placed Scott on administrative leave.

Scott was hired as receivers' coach in March after working as an intern in the football office last year. Scott played at UCLA from 1995-97.

VILLANOVA: Three football players being investigated in a sexual assault case had their admission to the university rescinded. The incoming freshmen, who were not named, were involved in a campus incident with a female student on July 14, which was reported to Villanova's public safety department the next day.

Basketball: Henson's cancer returns

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Former New Mexico State and Illinois coach Lou Henson is being treated again for cancer but said he feels strong and played golf less than a day after resuming chemotherapy treatments.

"I've started taking chemo again. Even though it was a long session, I'm feeling great," said Henson, 75.

He said he has the same form of intestinal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma he was diagnosed with four years ago. Doctors believe he needs 10 months of treatments.

Henson is the winningest coach at New Mexico State and Illinois and led both schools to the Final Four - the Aggies in 1970 and the Illini in 1989.

Times staff writer Brian Landman contributed to this report.

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