Ohio State's starting TE Frost suspended for year

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State tight end Marcel Frost was
suspended for the upcoming season for violating team rules.

Athletic department officials declined to comment on the nature
of the violation. Frost will remain on scholarship and will be
eligible to rejoin the team next season, school spokesman Dan
Wallenberg said Wednesday.

Frost played nine games and started the final five last season
after Ryan Hamby suffered a knee injury, catching seven passes
for 70 yards.

The 6-foot-5, 255-pound Frost was expected to start this season for
the Buckeyes, the preseason No. 1 in the coaches' poll, but now
sophomore Rory Nicol likely will get the nod.

Information from The Associated Press and SportsTicker was used in this report.