South Carolina reserve quarterback Tanner McEvoy was arrested in North Carolina and charged with speeding and driving after consuming while under age 21.
The Mecklenburg County Sheriffs Office said 19-year-old McEvoy was arrested and released Sunday on $250 bond for the two charges.
N.C. law bans drivers under 21 from operating a motor vehicle if they have any alcohol in their bloodstream. The charge is classified as a misdemeanor.
South Carolina spokesman Steve Fink said McEvoy is suspended from the team per program policy. The Gamecocks open fall practice Friday night.
McEvoy did not play last season, sitting out the year as a redshirt. He is expected to compete for a backup role behind starter Connor Shaw.
Appalachian State: Senior linebacker John Rizor has been dismissed from the team, effective immediately, coach Jerry Moore announced. Additionally, sophomore quarterback Kalik Barnes will not be permitted to participate in games during the 2012 season. Both disciplinary measures are due to violations of team rules. Barnes will be permitted to practice with the Mountaineers in 2012 and remains on scholarship.
Campbell: Senior defensive backs Brandon Chandler and Steth Monroe have been named to the preseason All-Pioneer Football League team, announced today by the conference.
Davidson: Davidson senior wide receiver Lanny Funsten, a Raleigh native, was named to the preseason All-Pioneer Football League team. He is coming off a school-record 100-reception season a year ago.
Big East: The conferences season in limbo essentially started Tuesday with football media day in Newport, R.I. Of the eight members represented in a ballroom at the Hotel Viking, two are leaving the league after this season (Syracuse and Pittsburgh to the ACC), one re-entered on short notice a few months ago (Temple), and all the rest have been exploring options beyond the Big East. Some (Louisville and Connecticut) have expressed an interest more publicly than others (Rutgers).
Interim Commissioner Joe Bailey said the conference presidents are considering five candidates to be the new commissioner. Names are being kept under wraps for now, but Bailey did say the league would like to make its choice before football season starts Labor Day weekend.
Louisville was the overwhelming pick to win the conference, receiving 24 of 28 votes from in the preseason media poll.
Notre Dame: Quarterback Tommy Rees and linebacker Carlo Calabrese have been suspended for the Sept. 1 season opener against Navy in Ireland.
Coach Brian Kelly made the announcement Tuesday, a little less than two months after the two players were arrested following an off-campus party in South Bend, Ind.
Kelly says the two made a set of poor decisions and will therefore not travel with the team to Ireland.
Rees was pepper-sprayed and arrested after he ran away from an off-campus party on May 3 and knocked the wind out of a police officer who caught up to him. Calabrese was charged with a misdemeanor count of intimidation.
Rees pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor resisting law enforcement and illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor. The 20-year-old junior was sentenced to 50 hours of community service and 11 months of probation.
Penn State: Serenaded by a pep band, at least 2,500 blue-and-white backers, alumni and local business owners rallied outside the football building Tuesday in support of the Nittany Lions as they arrived for early-morning offseason workouts.
Many aficionados also hoped their high-fives and supportive signs might be enough to entice star tailback Silas Redd and a handful of other players to stay in light of the strict NCAA sanctions imposed on Penn State last week for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Redd visited Southern California over the weekend and could make a decision on his future as early as Tuesday. Khairi Fortt, a fellow junior from Connecticut and top reserve linebacker, has considered, Cal, Florida State and Kansas, his father, Guy confirmed in an email to The Associated Press.
Most players interviewed after the rally and voluntary workout said they hoped Redd, Fortt and others would stick around, but would honor their decisions regardless.
West Virginia: A few hours after the tickets went on sale Tuesday, the university suspended sales for home games against Marshall, Maryland, Baylor and Kansas State.
Other single-game tickets are available for home games against TCU and Kansas, as well as for road games at Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Iowa State.
No tickets are available for West Virginias Nov. 17 home game with Oklahoma or an Oct. 6 road game at Texas.