College football briefs
BY Associated Press
Friday, October 05, 2012
10/05/12 at 5:53 AM
Missouri suspends players after arrests
Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham and two teammates - including Broken Arrow's Levi Coplein - have been suspended for Saturday's home game against Vanderbilt after they were arrested by campus police on drug charges.
Two other players were also suspended, though they were not arrested. All are freshmen.
University police say Green-Beckham, Torey Boozer and Copelin were sitting in Green-Beckham's white Lincoln Navigator in a parking lot near Memorial Stadium shortly before midnight when a patrol officer approached and smelled marijuana.
Each was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of 35 grams or less of marijuana and released with a summons to appear in court next month.
A team spokesman says the players will miss at least one game.
TCU QB is suspended after DWI arrest
TCU quarterback Casey Pachall was suspended indefinitely Thursday, hours after he was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated - his second brush with trouble this year and one that clouds the 15th-ranked Horned Frogs' push for a Big 12 title.
Coach Gary Patterson announced the suspension, saying his quarterback "obviously needs help."
The 21-year-old Pachall was arrested just after midnight when he was pulled over after running a stop sign near campus, police Sgt. Pedro Criado said. Pachall's blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit of 0.08 percent, Criado said, declining to provide specifics.
A two-year starter for the Horned Frogs (4-0, 1-0 Big 12), Pachall was released on $1,000 bond from a jail in nearby Mansfield, said jail Officer Nathan Van Ryan. There was no information on an attorney for Pachall.
Pachall's arrest came eight months after he admitted to police that he smoked marijuana and failed a drug test just two weeks before his roommate was arrested in a drug sting operation.
Eichorst leaves Miami to be AD at Nebraska
Shawn Eichorst left his job as athletic director at scandal-ridden Miami on Thursday and accepted a five-year contract to succeed Tom Osborne at Nebraska.
Eichorst's departure comes at a particularly curious time - with the Hurricanes set to play Notre Dame in the rekindling of a college football rivalry on Saturday, and as the school braces to receive potentially crippling NCAA sanctions in the coming months for compliance violations.
Former Maine athletic director Blake James will become the acting AD at Miami, filling the role that Eichorst held for just under 18 months.
"I am deeply disappointed in Shawn's departure to the University of Nebraska as I thoroughly enjoyed working with him," Miami president Donna Shalala said in a statement. "We wish Shawn and his wonderful family the very best at their new post."
Eichorst's starting salary at Nebraska will be $973,000 annually, believed to be a significant raise over his Miami deal. As a private school, the Hurricanes typically do not release contract information.