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Thursday, October 10, 2013
BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech cornerback Antone Exum's season debut won't be for at least another two weeks.
Exum has been ruled out of the Hokies' game against Pittsburgh on Saturday, according to Virginia Tech's official injury report released Thursday night.
Defensive coordinator Bud Foster was skeptical that Exum, who is coming back from surgery on his ACL, lateral and medial meniscus and a bone fracture of his right knee, would be able to dress this week after seeing him practice Wednesday.
By sitting out this week, Exum, who has been medically cleared to return, gives himself two more weeks to get his knee back in game shape. The Hokies have a bye week after the Pittsburgh game and don't return to action until Oct. 26 at home against Duke.
"That'll definitely be time for me to sharpen to perfection those things that I'm lacking," Exum said earlier this week.
The only other player on the injury report is center David Wang (shoulder), who is probable.
Hokies to play Buckeyes on Labor Day 2015
BLACKSBURG - It's been hinted at, but now it's official: Virginia Tech's game against Ohio State at Lane Stadium in 2015 will be on Labor Day night and televised by ESPN, the ACC announced Thursday.
The teams will play on Sept. 7 that season, part of the ACC's deal with ESPN to play in the Labor Day slot. It's the return game of a home-and-home series that begins next year in Columbus on Sept. 20.
The 2015 game in Blacksburg was originally scheduled for Sept. 26. To make room, two other games were moved. The Hokies will host Furman on Sept. 12 and travel to East Carolina on Sept. 19.
It will be the third Labor Day night game for Virginia Tech in six years. The Hokies lost to Boise State 33-30 at FedEx Field to start the 2010 season and beat Georgia Tech 20-17 in overtime at home to open last year.
- Andy Bitter
2 ex-Navy players to go on trial in rape case
The superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy set aside the recommendation of a military judge Thursday and ordered two former Navy football players to face court-martial in the alleged sexual assault of a female midshipman, attorneys for the accused men said.
Joshua Tate, 21, of Nashville, Tenn., will be tried on a charge of aggravated sexual assault, and Eric Graham, 21, of Eight Mile, Ala., will be tried on a charge of abusive sexual contact. Both are also charged with making false statements.
A third ex-player, Tra'ves Bush, 22, of Johnston, S.C., was prevented from graduating in May while the case was pending. All charges against him have been dismissed, said his attorney, Andrew Weinstein.
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill on leave for epilepsy
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota coach Jerry Kill and the university announced Thursday that the coach is taking an open-ended leave of absence from the team to focus on treatment and management of his epilepsy, and it is uncertain when he will be able to return to the Golden Gophers.
As he has each time Kill has been absent from the sideline, defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys will fill in as acting head coach.
- Wire reports
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