An NCAA investigation at Mississippi State, starting quarterbacks being named, Lance Armstrong banned…and much more in today’s Sports News And Notes…
** At Mississippi State, the NCAA is conducting an investigation into the Bulldogs football program and its recruitment of at least one player; recently a coach resigned for what he said were personal reasons but the school is being investigated for a potential “recruiting irregularity.”
** Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his Tour De France titles by the U.S. Doping Agency for allegedly testing positive for banned substances.
**High School football returns with almost all area teams involved in some kind of jamboree or game this weekend before the regular season starts next weekend.
** Around the SEC, Auburn has named sophomore Kiehl Frazier as its starting quarterback, beating out Clint Moseley for the job.
** More NFL preseason action this weekend; last night Baltimore hammered Jacksonville 48-17 as the Ravens rack up 571 yards of offense in the contest. Tonight, New England faces Tampa Bay and Atlanta is at Miami.
** Former GHS star Clinton Portis has announced his retirement from the NFL after nine seasons in the league, his last in 2010.