Army-BC, Air Force-Navy Are On...Tide Suspends Star Safety 10/3/13
- The on-again, off-again college football games involving service academies this weekend are on again, despite the partial government shutdown.
A senior defense official says U.S. military academy football teams will be on the field. That's because the games are paid for with non-appropriated funds and have been long planned. Army is scheduled to travel to Boston College this weekend, and Air Force will play at Navy.
In other college football news:
- The top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide will be doing without one of its top defensive players for an indefinite period. Alabama coach Nick Saban has suspended star safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix indefinitely for undisclosed violations of team rules. Clinton-Dix is second on the team with 24 tackles and is a projected first-round NFL draft pick.
- South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says Connor Shaw will start at quarterback for the 13th-ranked Gamecocks against Kentucky on Saturday night. Shaw was knocked out of South Carolina's 28-25 victory at UCF in the first quarter and spent the rest of the game on the sidelines with his right arm in a sling and ice bags on his right shoulder.