Freshman QB to have knee surgery


Kentucky freshman quarterback Nik Scalzo will undergo surgery after re-injuring his right knee during the Wildcats’ second scrimmage.

Scalzo, a 6-foot, 180-pounder from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., had surgery last fall as a high school senior for a torn ACL in the knee.

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said Tuesday that Scalzo was hurt while trying to plant and make a cut during Saturday’s scrimmage. He will have surgery next week. The coach added that he was disappointed for Scalzo because he had “worked extremely hard” to recover from the surgery.

West Virginia

Transfer Kendall named starting QB


Oklahoma graduate transfer Austin Kendall has been named West Virginia’s starting quarterback for the Aug. 31 season opener against FCS James Madison.

West Virginia coach Neal Brown on Tuesday announced the choice of Kendall, who beat out three others.

For his career, Kendall has completed 28 of 39 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns without an interception.

Brown also announced that the NCAA has ruled that Bowling Green transfer quarterback Jarret Doege will be eligible to play immediately.

Tennessee State

Croft indicted for rape, sexual battery


Tennessee State quarterback Demry Croft has been indicted on six counts of rape and two counts of sexual battery.

The 22-year-old Croft was released from jail Monday on $50,000 bond. An arraignment has been scheduled for Sept. 4.

The indictment against Croft says he engaged in unlawful sexual conduct and sexual penetration on Dec. 1 without the woman’s consent. The indictment also states that force or coercion was used.

Associated Press