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VIRGINIA PREPARES FOR MIAMI REVENGE FACTOR

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia, leading the ACC Coastal Division after overcoming a poor start, knows its next step comes against a team with revenge on its mind.

Miami, which has won three straight, lost 48-0 to Virginia in the final game at the Orange Bowl last season.

"I'm sure it's going to be on their mind," Cavs linebacker Clint Sintim said. "It was the last game in the Orange Bowl. I'm sure they're going to be fired up and prepared to come down here and try to stick it to us."

Virginia coach Al Groh is concerned about the young Hurricanes' athleticism and speed, particularly at skill positions.

"What they lack in polish at this early stage of their career, they've got raw speed," he said.

INDIANA: Injured quarterbacks Ben Chappell (ribs) and Kellen Lewis (out two games with a high ankle sprain) had full practices, raising hopes they would play Saturday against Central Michigan.

NORTH TEXAS: Fifteen players failed drug tests conducted this fall at the request of coach Todd Dodge, who said he couldn't specify the drugs, but referred to them generally as "street drugs." North Texas is 0-8.

PURDUE: Starting quarterback Curtis Painter has a slight-to-moderate right shoulder separation, putting his nation-leading 40 consecutive starts in jeopardy heading into Saturday's game against Michigan.

SOUTH CAROLINA: With a game against Tennessee on Saturday, coach Steve Spurrier was asked about criticism of the Vols' Phillip Fulmer. His response: "I got my own problems here. I don't need to get in anybody else's." The winningest active coaches in the SEC will be playing for the inside track to fourth in the East.

Southern Miss: Right tackle Calvin Wilson and defensive back Jamison Hughes were suspended indefinitely for violating team rules.

Tulane: Starting running back Andre Anderson is out for the season with a fracture and dislocation of the right shoulder.

Washington State: With the Cougars thin at quarterback, J.T. Levenseller will give up his redshirt season and play in his first game Saturday at Stanford, spelling starter Kevin Lopina.

Basketball

CAL WOMEN: Center Devanei Hampton, the 2007 Pac-10 player of the year, won't practice until at least Tuesday because of a setback with her surgically repaired right knee.

UP NEXT

USF: at Cincinnati, 7:30 Thursday, ESPN

UF: vs. Georgia, 3:30Saturday in Jacksonville, Ch. 10

FSU: at Georgia Tech, 3:30 Saturday, Ch. 28

Miami: at Virginia, noon Saturday, Ch. 44

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