Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Buckeyes set kickoff for 4 of their 8 home games

College sports notebook

The Enquirer and wire reports

The times have been set for four of Ohio State's eight home football games this season, the national champions said Tuesday.

Three of the four games will be televised on ABC, including the season opener against Washington at 8:10 p.m. Aug. 30.

ABC also will carry the games against North Carolina State on Sept. 13, starting at 12:10 p.m., and Oct. 18 against Iowa at 3:36 p.m.

The Sept. 20 game against Bowling Green will start at 12:10 p.m. and will be shown on ESPN Plus.

ABC previously announced it would show the Nov. 22 game between the Buckeyes and Michigan, the 100th meeting between the rivals, that starts at 12:10 p.m.

WASHINGTON: Offensive coordinator Keith Gilbertson was appointed to supervise the Huskies' football program while coach Rick Neuheisel's termination process is completed.

Gilbertson said he hasn't been promised the job as acting or interim coach, nor does he expect to get the job permanently.

Neuheisel has challenged his firing for violating NCAA rules against gambling for his participation in NCAA basketball tournament pools in 2002 and 2003. He has until June 26 to respond to his letter of termination.

RUTGERS PENALTIES: Rutgers already has served more than half of its first NCAA probation for violating rules on eligibility and financial aid.

The NCAA accepted the school's self-imposed penalties of two years' probation and the loss of 20 scholarships in 10 sports.

The probation period began April 1, 2002, when Rutgers reported the results of its investigation to the NCAA.

ARKANSAS: Athletic director Frank Broyles has been given a five-year contract, a move the school's chancellor hopes will end questions regarding Broyles' status.

ACC EXPANSION: The Atlantic Coast Conference said it may not vote until later this month whether to add Miami, Syracuse and Boston College to the league.

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