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San Diego State fills

Vandy schedule spot

COLUMBUS (AP) — San Diego State has filled the spot on Ohio State’s 2013 schedule left when Vanderbilt backed out of a scheduled game, with the date of home games against Buffalo and Florida A&M moved to accommodate the change.

The Buckeyes will host the Aztecs on Sept. 7.

Ohio State is 3-0 against San Diego State, with all three games played at Ohio Stadium.

Vanderbilt suddenly dropped out of its contract two weeks ago because of Southeastern Conference scheduling considerations.

To get the Aztecs on the schedule, Ohio State had to shift the Florida A&M game from Sept. 7 to Sept. 21 and the game against Buffalo set for Sept. 21 will now be played on Aug. 31.

 

Ex-Buckeye Boston

facing prison term

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL wide receiver David Boston could face nearly three years in prison for punching a woman last year.

Palm Beach County prosecutors say the 34-year-old Boston pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated battery. He faces up to 35 months in prison at a Dec. 7 hearing.

Authorities say Boston had been drinking at a Boca Raton home last November when he punched a woman twice in the head, leaving a wound requiring 10 stiches.

Boston played at Ohio State and went to the Pro Bowl with the Arizona Cardinals in 2001. He also played for San Diego and Miami before injuries and legal problems ended his NFL career.

Boston’s attorney, Guy Fronstin, says his client is extremely remorseful for his actions and accepted full responsibility by entering a guilty plea.

 

Report: Pagano’s

cancer in remission

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Doctors say Colts coach Chuck Pagano is winning his battle with leukemia.

On Monday, Dr. Larry Cripe, Pagano’s physician, told The Associated Press that the illness that has sidelined Indy’s head coach for more than a month was in “complete remission.” Cripe said a morning exam showed Pagano’s white blood cell count and bone marrow tests were normal as he prepares to start a second round of chemotherapy.

The doctor explained patients typically undergo three rounds of treatment to wipe out any potentially lingering cancer cells. The second round of chemo is scheduled to start later this week and will last four to six weeks.

 

NCAA reinstates 2

Indiana freshmen

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA has agreed to reinstate two Indiana freshmen basketball players after they serve nine-game suspensions and repay a portion of the impermissible benefits they received before arriving on campus.

Hanner Mosquera-Perea must pay back $1,590 to a charity of his choice. Jurkin will be required to repay $250 to a charity of his choice. Both players will miss the first nine games of this season, beginning Friday night against Bryant.

NCAA officials determined that Jurkin and Perea accepted approximately $6,000 and $8,000, respectively, in impermissible benefits from an Indiana University booster while they were in high school. The benefits included plane tickets, meals, housing, a laptop, cellphone and clothing.

Indiana is ranked No. 1 in the preseason Top 25.