College football: Old Dominion quarterback Taylor Heinicke sets Division 1 passing record
Norfolk, Va. • Taylor Heinicke set a Division I record by passing for 730 yards as Old Dominion rallied to beat New Hampshire 64-61 in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams Saturday.
Heinicke was 55 of 79, setting school records for both, and coming two completions short of the FCS record. David Klingler of Houston had the Division I record of 716 yards passing against Arizona State on Dec. 2, 1990.
Earlier this season, Sam Durley, of Eureka (Ill.) College, set the NCAA single-game mark with 736 passing yards in a 62-55 win against Knox in a Division II game.
Heinicke, a sophomore from Atlanta, has thrown for 1,921 yards and 19 touchdowns for Old Dominion (4-0).
Miami receiver out with ankle injury
Miami wide receiver Malcolm Lewis was taken to an Atlanta hospital Saturday afternoon with what school officials said was a dislocated but not fractured left ankle.
The freshman from Miramar, Fla., was injured at the end of his 12-yard reception on a play that took the ball to Georgia Tech's 4-yard line late in the first quarter.
Officer fired after posting about coach's speeding ticket
A South Carolina police officer who issued a speeding ticket to Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney in Pickens, S.C., was fired after using company equipment to post an account of it on the Internet.
Pickens Police Chief Rodney Gregory said in a release that officer Michael McClatchy used a department computer Sept. 14 to detail what he said happened during the stop. Swinney was clocked going 63 mph in a 35 mph zone Sept. 3. He was cited for speeding, and the officer reduced the penalty to a minimum fine and points, according to Gregory.
McClatchy's post said he thought Swinney expected to be excused for the violation.
NCAA says football concussions rate stabilized
The NCAA reports that the rate of football-related concussions has remained steady over the past eight years.
According to the NCAA's Injury Surveillance Program, there were 2.5 concussions reported for every 1,000 game-related exposures during the 2011 football season.
Football concussion rates increased over a two-decade period beginning in the early 1980s. The NCAA says the trend became relatively flat from 2004-12.