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HOUSTON WR RUNS INTO CART, BREAKS LEG

Houston receiver Patrick Edwards said Wednesday he holds no animosity toward Marshall, a day after he ran into a service cart and broke his leg in a game against the Thundering Herd.

The freshman was going after a pass at full speed in the third quarter Tuesday night when his right shin hit a cart in the back of the end zone. A referee immediately called for help and Edwards was carried off the field.

A Cabell Huntington Hospital spokesman said Edwards was in good condition after surgery. A full recovery is expected.

"I just saw the ball in the air and once it came down, I hit the cart and flipped over it," he said.

He said the Conference USA officiating crew should have ensured the carts were moved.

Marshall's insurance carrier will pay for Edwards' medical bills, and athletic director Bob Marcum said the carts, used by the band, will be relocated.

VIRGINIA FB CHARGED: Starting fullback RaShawn Jackson is facing felony charges in connection with a campus burglary committed in 2007. University police said Jackson faces one count of breaking and entering and one count of grand larceny in connection with the break-in at Cauthen dormitory in November. Virginia host Miami on Saturday.

DIVISION II SANCTIONS: Citing what it called "the most egregious lack of institutional control ever seen" by its Division II investigative committee, the NCAA levied numerous sanctions on the University of the District of Columbia. The penalties include five years of probation, a cancellation of seasons for certain sports, a one-year postseason ban in all sports, forfeiture of wins in select sports, a reduction of scholarships and a reduction in recruiting activities. Most violations occurred from 2000-04.

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ARIZONA LOSES RECRUIT: Guard Abdul Gaddy of Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, Wash., the highest-rated recruit in the state, announced he will sign a letter of intent next month to play for Washington, renouncing a commitment to Arizona. Gaddy, rated by Scout.com as the No. 2 point guard in the nation, reopened his recruitment last week when Arizona coach Lute Olson retired.

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