Portis in doubt against Hawks
Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis was limited in practice Friday with his sprained knee and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Coach Jim Zorn said Portis will be a game-time decision, although Portis has given every indication that he will play.
Receiver Antwaan Randle El is also questionable with a sprained ankle.
Eagles’ home opener tonight
Eastern Washington University opens the home portion of its schedule tonight with a non-conference matchup against Texas-Arlington that tips off at 7:05 at Reese Court.
The Eagles (1-1) are hoping to build on Wednesday night’s 74-69 road win over UC Irvine that featured a 12-point, 17-rebound double-double by senior guard Andy Genao.
UT-Arlington (2-0), the defending Southland Conference champions and a first-round loser to Memphis in last year’s NCAA tournament, is paced by junior guard Brandon Long, who averaged 18.5 points in home wins over Hardin-Simmons (84-64) and Texas Wesleyan (74-71).
NCAA denies DeLeon appeal
The NCAA has denied the eligibility appeal of Eastern Washington University point guard Adris DeLeon, which means the Eagles’ leading returning scorer will not compete for at least the rest of the quarter.
DeLeon was ruled ineligible at the start of the season after dropping a class that was part of an academic recovery program the university submitted to the NCAA prior to the start of the 2007-08 season to clear up some concerns about the transcripts DeLeon brought with him from the College of Southern Idaho.
Eastern coach Kirk Earlywine said DeLeon could regain his eligibility at the end of the quarter by passing all of the classes he is currently taking.
In addition, the Eagles are still without first-year junior college transfer Chris Busch, a projected starter, who is awaiting a grade on a correspondence course.
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