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Graham Watson is the editor of Dr. Saturday. Graham had a brief collegiate soccer career, but traded that in for the life of a journalist and hasn't looked back. Graham has worked for the Dallas Morning News and St. Louis Post-Dispatch, as well as ESPN.com and AOL. She is forever striving to be the cool mom to two boys.

  • Missouri suspends starting QB Maty Mauk for disciplinary reasons

    LEXINGTON, KY - SEPTEMBER 26:  Maty Mauk #7 of the Missouri Tigers passes against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)LEXINGTON, KY - SEPTEMBER 26: Maty Mauk #7 of the Missouri Tigers passes against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)Missouri starting quarterback Maty Mauk has been suspended for Saturday’s game against South Carolina for disciplinary reasons, according to a release from the school.

    Offensive tackle Malik Cuellar, a junior college transfer, also is suspended.

    The release did not elaborate on the reason for the suspension and said both players’ statuses would be evaluated going forward.

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    According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the suspension is not related to a legal matter.

    Mauk started the Tigers' first four games of the season, completing just 51.8 percent of his passes for 654 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. Mauk also rushed for 145 yards and a score.

    Cuellar played in the season opener against Southeast Missouri, but hasn’t played since.

    With Mauk out, freshman Drew Lock, who has appeared in all four games, likely will get the first start of his career. Lock has completed 15 of 25 passes for 225 yards, a

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  • Big 12 says 'vast majority' of calls in Texas-OSU game were correct

    While several Texas fans — and even some impartial viewers — were dismayed about the officiating during the Texas-Oklahoma State game last week, Big 12 supervisor of football officials Walt Anderson didn’t share those same feelings.

    In fact, after reviewing the game film, Anderson acknowledged there were some errors, but said he was pleased overall with the effort.

    “I’ve been working on that [Texas game] all day. I’ve seen the whole tape,” Anderson told the Austin American-Statesman. “I evaluate every play, and I think we got the vast majority right. The good news was the vast majority of fouls were there and correctly called. Unfortunately, a couple of them were missed, and we’ll correct that. I’ve never seen one perfectly officiated, and I’m not expecting to do so.”

    The officiating crew, led by Alan Eck, assessed 16 penalties against Texas in the 30-27 loss, which included a penalty against Texas coach Charlie Strong. Of Strong’s penalty, Anderson said, “things that were said. Some

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  • Report: Eastern Michigan loses $3,000 in beer sales trial run

    Eastern Michigan’s trial run of selling beer was a bust.

    According to The Eastern Echo, the student newspaper, the school lost $3,000 in its pilot attempt during the Sept. 19 game against Ball State.

    Eastern Michigan paid about $7,000 for the beer, the setup and the increased security to thwart rowdiness, but only netted about $4,000 after selling 559 16-ounce beers for $7 each.

    It probably didn’t help that the contest against Ball State was the lowest attended of the Eagles' three home contests this year. Only 4,463 people showed up as opposed to the more than 6,000 fans that have attended games against Old Dominion and Army.

    Greg Steiner, assistant athletics director for media relations, told the paper the school has no plans to sell beer during any other games this season.

    Athletic Director Heather Lyke said despite the loss, the trial run did give Eastern Michigan a chance to evaluate whether it would be profitable to sell beer during games in the future.

    “The pilot program gave

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  • Boise State QB Ryan Finley pleads guilty to two misdemeanors

    Boise State quarterback Ryan Finley pleaded guilty to misdemeanor underage possession of alcohol and resisting or obstructing officers on Monday.

    The charges stemmed from an arrest in April.

    Finley was given three months probation and was required to pay $790 in fines. He also was assessed 40 hours of community service, which he already completed.

    Finley, a 20-year-old redshirt sophomore, was the Broncos’ starting quarterback this year, but suffered broken bone in his ankle against Idaho State on Sept. 18 and will miss about eight weeks.

    For more Boise State news, visit Blue-Turf.com.

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  • Former FSU QB DeAndre Johnson heading to trial after plea deal falls through

    Former Florida State quarterback De’Andre Johnson will go to trial for assault after there was a disagreement over his plea deal Monday, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.

    According to the paper, a plea deal was in place, but the two parties could not agree where he would serve his 10-day sheriff’s work program.

    The plea deal also called for Johnson to plead guilty, pay court fees and pay restitution to the victim.

    Johnson is accused of striking a female patron at a Tallahassee nightclub on June 24. He was initially suspended indefinitely from the program but was dismissed when the Florida State Attorney’s office released security footage of the incident.

    Jury selection for the trial is set for Dec. 10 and the trial will begin Dec. 11.

    Johnson enrolled at East Mississippi Community College in August in hopes of restarting his collegiate career. However, he is not playing for the team this season.

    For more Florida State news, visit Warchant.com.

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  • Florida players dealing with flu bug ahead of Ole Miss matchup

    Florida’s biggest injury worry heading into Saturday’s game against Ole Miss is the flu.

    Coach Jim McElwain said Monday that nine players are fighting flu symptoms on what was ironically flu shot day.

    Obviously our timing is impeccable," McElwain said. “So we're gonna struggle today we've got some guys getting IV's already, we had a bunch in yesterday and a bunch of guys today. Obviously, I don't think this runs its course but it hurts in preparation, but that's okay. It is something we have to deal with.”

    McElwain didn’t name the nine infected players, but with players in such close quarters, they might not be the only ones infected before Saturday’s game. And that’s not exactly great news considering the Gators have No. 2 Ole Miss coming into Gainesville on Saturday.

    McElwain also said the quarterback situation is once again up in the air for the Ole Miss game despite starter Will Grier leading the team to a come-from-behind win against Tennessee last weekend.

    "You know we'll see,

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  • Marquise Williams will remain UNC's starting QB

    For those worried about the quarterbacking situation at North Carolina, don’t be.

    Coach Larry Fedora said Monday that Marquise Williams is still the starting quarterback despite a poor performance against Delaware last weekend.

    "I don't want to start some type of controversy, because there's not one,” coach Larry Fedora said.

    Williams completed just 6 of 12 passes for 65 yards during the first half against Delaware and Mitch Trubisky replaced him during the final drive of the first half. Williams did not take a snap in the second half of the 41-14 win.

    Trubisky completed 17 of 20 passes for 312 yards and four touchdowns.

    Fedora said he made the move in an effort to spark his team, which led just 13-7 at the half. He said he spoke to Williams about the move and the team is ready to move forward to this week’s game against Georgia Tech.

    "[Williams] knows that I have complete confidence in him," Fedora said.

    For more North Carolina news, visit TarHeelIllustrated.com.

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  • Eastern Kentucky DL Joseph Kraemer killed in weekend car accident

    Eastern Kentucky defensive lineman Joseph Kraemer was killed in a single-car accident Sunday morning.

    "The news that we lost one of our own is devastating to me, our team and our coaches," EKU coach Dean Hood said in a statement. "We pray that God will give strength to Joey's family during their time of mourning.  Joey will truly be missed by all of us he touched, not only because of what he accomplished on the football field, but because of who he was as a person and the impact he made on our lives."

    Coroner Jimmy Cornelison told Kentucky.com that Kraemer’s truck left the road and struck a tree. Because of the heavy damage to the car, Cornelison speculated that speed was a factor in the crash. He also said Kraemer died instantly around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

    An off duty firefighter saw Kraemer’s truck from the main road around 8 a.m. Sunday and called for help.

    Kraemer, 19, transferred to Eastern Kentucky in August after spending a redshirt season at UTEP. He was eligible to play

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  • TCU WR Ty Slanina lost for the season with broken collarbone

    The injury bug has struck TCU once again.

    Receiver Ty Slanina suffered a broken collarbone during Saturday’s win against Texas Tech and will miss the rest of the season, coach Gary Patterson announced.

    Slanina caught two passes for 32 yards prior to his injury and had nine receptions for 102 yards. He was scheduled to undergo surgery Monday.

    Sophomore receiver Emmanuel Porter also will miss a few weeks after being injured in the Tech game. He had one catch for 11 yards against the Red Raiders and four catches for 78 yards this season.

    These injuries are just the latest for a Horned Frog team that has been ravaged by them already this season. TCU also will go into this week’s game against Texas

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  • Georgia Tech MLB Beau Hankins says he's left the team

    Georgia Tech middle linebacker Beau Hankins wrote on Twitter that he has quit the team.

    Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson confirmed the departure.

    Hankins, a junior who is originally from Birmingham, Ala., did not play in Saturday’s loss to Duke. He did play in the two previous games and had three tackles.

    Hankins becomes the second middle linebacker to leave the team this year. Anthony Harrell transferred to Florida in the offseason. Hankins and Harrell were in competition to become the starter during the spring.

    With Hankins gone, senior Tyler Marcordes will be the top middle linebacker when the Yellow Jackets play a 4-3 set.

    For more Georgia Tech news, visit JacketsOnline.com.

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