Herd visit to Tulane will be at Mobile

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 14, 2005

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Tulane’s game against Marshall on Oct. 29 has been moved to Mobile, Ala., because of Hurricane Katrina.

The Conference USA game originally was scheduled to be played at Tulane, which left its campus the day before Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans.

The game will be played at 7 p.m. EDT.

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Vick apologizes

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick apologized for making an obscene gesture to fans during Tech’s 31-17 win Saturday at West Virginia.

Early in the third quarter, the younger brother of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was caught on camera quickly extending his middle finger toward the stands after he was run out of bounds.

"I apologize for letting my emotions get the best of me Saturday," Vick said in a statement issued Sunday by Virginia Tech. "What I did was wrong and I am sorry. My goal is to be a leader of this team and do things the right way."

Peterson sits out

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Adrian Peterson sat out Oklahoma’s practice Monday because of a right ankle injury, with Sooners coach Bob Stoops saying he hopes the star running back will be able to play Saturday against No. 2 Texas.

Peterson, who finished second in the Heisman Trophy balloting last season, aggravated the injury in the second quarter of Oklahoma’s 43-21 win against Kansas State on Saturday. He wore a boot Monday at practice.

 Leinart gets stitches

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California quarterback Matt Leinart’s black beard disguised evidence of the seven stitches he needed after briefly getting knocked out of the game against Arizona State.

His feelings about the late hit by Robert James, however, were quite apparent Tuesday.

"I don't understand the philosophy of cheap shots, but I’m not one to talk about that," Leinart said. "Maybe people do want to knock out a quarterback from what I’ve accomplished. It’s just normal."

He went to the sidelines for a few plays in the first quarter of Saturday’s 38-28 comeback victory by the No. 1 Trojans (4-0, 2-0 Pac-10). Arizona State coach Dirk Koetter later apologized to the Heisman Trophy winner.