Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

College Football Notes: Ohio State QB Reinjures Shoulder

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

College Football Notes: Ohio State QB Reinjures Shoulder

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Ohio State quarterback reinjures his shoulder

Senior quarterback Braxton Miller, considered a leading Heisman Trophy contender, reinjured his right shoulder in practice Monday afternoon, sources told The Columbus Dispatch. The injury puts in jeopardy his playing status for the coming season.

An Ohio State spokesman would not confirm the news, and coach Urban Meyer could not be reached to comment.

Miller, a senior, had minor surgery on the shoulder in February and the team had been moving him along slowly in his recovery, reports.

Redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett will probably be the starter when the Buckeyes open the season against Navy on Aug. 30 in Baltimore, the Dispatch reports.

Oklahoma * The Sooners have suspended freshman running back Joe Mixon for the season after he pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of assault.

Mixon is accused of knocking a woman unconscious with a punch and breaking several bones in her face last month.

The release said school President David Boren accepted the recommendation of athletics director Joe Castiglione and coach Bob Stoops. Mixon will be excluded from all team activities and removed from the team roster.

The school said with appropriate conditions, Mixon will be permitted to continue as a student, eligible for financial aid.

MAC extends deal with ESPN * The Mid-American Conference has agreed to a new 13-year contract with ESPN, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The agreement gives the network all television distribution rights to the league's football games through the 2026-27 season.

The MAC has three years left on its current eight-year deal with ESPN, which pays the conference about $1 million a year.

The person says the new deal reworks the final years of the old contract. The new agreement also gives ESPN rights to some MAC men's and women's basketball and Olympic sports.

Florida * Running back Matt Jones was mostly miserable last season.

The 6-foot-2, 235-pound junior missed considerable time with a viral infection, rushed back for the second game of the season and then injured his knee a few weeks later.

He didn't think things could get any worse. …

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