The NCAA has declared two New Mexico football players ineligible for several games.
University officials said Wednesday that they self-reported impermissible benefit violations to the NCAA concerning senior defensive linemen Rod Davis and Fatu Ulale. The NCAA declared Ulale ineligible for the first four games of this season and Davis the first two games.
School officials say the violations occurred during the 2011 season and both players are in the process of repaying the value of the benefits.
Davis will be eligible to return for the Texas Tech game on Sept. 15 and Ulale for the Boise State game Sept. 29.
The Lobos already have suspended junior quarterback David Vega and sophomore defensive back Devonta Tabannah for at least Saturday's opener.
Oregon St.-Nicholls St. game postponed due to hurricane
Hurricane Isaac has forced Oregon State and Nicholls State to postpone their season opener that was set for Saturday at Reser Stadium in Corvallis.
Oregon State officials said Wednesday night that the game will be rescheduled.
The Nicholls State campus in Thibodaux, La., is closed because of Isaac, and classes Friday have already been canceled. The team was scheduled to take a charter flight to Oregon on Friday morning.
Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes in Southern Louisiana were hit by heavy wind and rain Wednesday, leaving some 60,000 homes and business in the area without power.
3 East Carolina players suspended
Three East Carolina receivers have been suspended for the Pirates' opening game because they violated undisclosed team policy.
Coach Ruffin McNeill said Wednesday that senior Dayon Arrington, sophomore Danny Webster and redshirt freshman Antonio Cannon will miss the Appalachian State game.
Texas A&M-Arkansas series set in Arlington
Arkansas and Texas A&M have agreed to play their Southwest Classic series at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, from 2014 through 2024.
The game is being played at campus sites this year and in 2013 after three years in the Dallas suburb. The new agreement, announced Wednesday, amends the existing contract through 2018.
The Razorbacks have won all three previous Southwest Classics. The two teams are now SEC rivals.
Colorado star receiver will redshirt
Colorado star receiver Paul Richardson has decided to redshirt this year rather than rush back from a torn knee ligament.
Richardson tore his left ACL in the spring but had made such good progress in his recovery that he had circled the Buffaloes' Sept. 22 game against Washington State for his possible return.
Instead, the junior said Wednesday that he had decided to take this season off "and get healthy."
Former player sues over head injuries
A former Bowling Green redshirt player has sued the university, head football coach Dave Clawson and team trainers over head injuries he says he received during practice that could have been prevented and were not treated properly.
In a filing in Common Pleas Court, Cody Silk, who joined the team in August 2010, says he had short-term memory loss and other symptoms after suffering "multiple concussions." He eventually dropped out of school.