Eastern Illinois dismisses three players

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Eastern Illinois football coach Bob Spoo has dismissed three players from the team for unspecified rules violations.

The school said in a news release Thursday that senior running back Chevon Walker, senior defensive end Colin Luczynski and junior offensive lineman Eric Rettke were kicked off the team.

The school did not provide further details.

Luczynski was expected to compete for a starting spot with the team. Walker and Rettke were expected to play as backups.

The Panthers open their season Sept. 4 at Iowa.