Stanford: Athletic director Ted Leland
apologized Monday to Brigham Young University and its fans for a
halftime show by the Cardinal band that poked fun at polygamy with
five dancers wearing wedding veils.
Stanford beat BYU 37-10 on Saturday at Stanford Stadium.
Leland said he would meet with the band to discuss possible
"The actions of the Stanford band in Saturday's game were
inappropriate, and I wish to apologize to BYU, their team, fans and
alumni," Leland said. "We are committed to being good hosts to
our opponents who visit Stanford and anything that doesn't reflect
this is regrettable."
Florida State: An MRI revealed guard Matt Meinrod has a torn knee ligament and will miss the rest of the season.
One of five returning starters on the offensive front for the
Seminoles, Meinrod injured his right knee in the third quarter of
the loss to Miami, head trainer Randy Oravetz said.
Center David Castillo missed Friday's game with a pectoral
injury while guard Bobby Meeks played sparingly with a high ankle
sprain. Coach Bobby Bowden said he hoped both would be available for Saturday's
game against Alabama-Birmingham.
Cory Niblock will get his first start against the Blazers in
place of Meinrod.
Texas: Kick returner and backup tailback
Selvin Young is out indefinitely after surgery to repair the right
ankle he fractured in the Longhorns' victory over Arkansas.
Young was injured in the first half when he was tackled on a
kickoff return and was carted off the field.
A junior, Young was considered critical to No. 6 Texas' depth at
tailback behind senior Cedric Benson. He rushed for 102 yards in
Texas' 65-0 season-opening win over North Texas. He also returned
two kicks for touchdowns in the 2003 season.
Team officials did not immediately set a timetable for Young's
The injury likely means freshman Ramonce Taylor moves to
second-team tailback. Taylor had 96 yards on four carries against
New Mexico State players plead not guilty: Two suspended players accused of using bogus $20 bills to buy
pizza and other goods have pleaded not guilty to charges including forgery.
Defensive end Christopher Sneed was arraigned Monday in state
district court on six counts of forgery and one count of conspiracy.
Tailback Sauasta "Tony" Joseph waived his arraignment on two
counts of forgery and one count each of conspiracy and tampering
Jess Lilley, Joseph's attorney, said both cases will be set for trial, likely in about four months.
Sneed and Joseph, indicted Aug. 28 by a grand jury, were to be
starters this season for the Aggies. They were suspended Sept. 2 for the team's Sept. 4 season opener
and were suspended indefinitely on Sept. 6.
Sneed and Joseph, both 20, will retain their scholarships
through the end of the semester, when their scholarship status will
be reevaluated, sports information director Sean Johnson said.