December 13, 2012 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Declared Injured South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore is finished with college football. Lattimore officially announced Wednesday he was giving up his final season to enter the NFL draft.

• Arkansas running back Knile Davis says he will enter the NFL draft and skip his senior year with the Razorbacks. He led the SEC with 1,322 rushing yards.

• Tennessee Tech wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers will bypass his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Rogers caught 61 passes for 893 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Hired Former Texas co-offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin has been hired as Arkansas State’s new coach. The former Boise State offensive coordinator spent the last two seasons with the Longhorns, during which time Texas was 16-9. Harsin says he will begin work immediately at Arkansas State.

• Texas announced that former quarterback Major Applewhite, who has been the Longhorns’ co-offensive coordinator the last two seasons, was handed play-calling duties for the Longhorns’ bowl game and next season.

Announced Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron said he will return for his senior season with the Crimson Tide next year. McCarron leads the nation in passing efficiency headed into the BCS championship game against Notre Dame, and he helped Alabama win the national championship last season.

Acquired The Portland Timbers acquired former Oregon State forward Ryan Johnson and goalkeeper Milos Kocic from Toronto FC for goalkeeper Joe Bendik, the third pick in the 2013 SuperDraft and allocation money.

Suspended Illinois State University’s basketball team has indefinitely suspended guard Geoffrey Allen for an unspecified violation of team rules. In a news release coach Dan Muller said only that he is “very disappointed” in the redshirt sophomore. Allen transferred to Illinois State from Eastern Washington last summer.

Sentenced Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Eugene Lockhart Jr. has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years in federal prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme to swindle millions of dollars from home lenders.


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