October 11, 1996 in Sports

Southern Miss Rolls

Compiled From Wire Services
 

Eric Booth scored two touchdowns as Southern Mississippi (5-1) beat East Carolina (3-2) 28-7 in a non-conference football game in Greenville, N.C.

Four Texas Christian University football players were indefinitely suspended after one of them, Derek Canine, was accused of assaulting a student across town at Southern Methodist University.

Also suspended for violating team rules were Jeff Dover, Kevin Colon and Gaylon Hyder.

Texas Tech officials let wide receiver Malcolm McKenzie play in last year’s Copper Bowl even though he may have had a class grade he did not earn, the Houston Chronicle reported.

A former Washington Huskies football player is suing the university and coach Jim Lambright, saying his scholarship was taken away from him because of a back injury.

Chad Wright, a 6-foot-3 former linebacker, asked for unspecified damages in the suit filed Wednesday in King County Superior Court. The suit said Washington’s coaches guaranteed - in writing - Wright’s scholarship for five years. Wright, 21, came to Washington in 1994 and now is a student at Tacoma Community College.

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