FSU suspends wide receiver for vehicle theft

Associated PressJuly 10, 2014 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- Florida State receiver Jesus Wilson has been suspended from the team after facing a felony charge in the theft of a motor scooter, officials said Wednesday.

Police say Wilson was stopped as he rode a motor scooter days after it was reported stolen on campus June 11. Wilson said a friend loaned him the vehicle.

An investigation ensued, and Wilson was later arrested and charged with third-degree grand motor theft. He turned himself in Wednesday and was freed on $2,500 bond.

FSU spokesman Rob Wilson said the athletics department's code of conduct forbids a player from representing the team when charged with a felony. Jesus Wilson is not eligible to play or travel, but can practice and is not automatically kicked off the team.

Coach Jimbo Fisher did not comment outside of announcing the suspension in a statement.

Wilson, a sophomore from Miami, played in 12 games last year and was expected to compete for a starting position as the Seminoles defend their national championship. He had three receptions for 23 yards in 2013 and averaged 11.1 yards on eight punt returns.

Buckeyes at Spartans at night:The Big Ten and ESPN/ABC have announced that the Ohio State at Michigan State game on Nov. 8 will kick off at 8 p.m.

The night game on ABC will be the third in a row for the Buckeyes, who are scheduled to play a record five games at night in 2014 -- with half of the game times still to be determined. The Buckeyes will play an unprecedented three home night games.

Those after-dark starts include home games against Virginia Tech on Sept. 6 at 8 p.m., Cincinnati on Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. and Illinois on Nov. 1 at 8 p.m., in addition to an 8 p.m. kickoff on Oct. 25 at Penn State.

College Football Hall of Fame opening Aug. 23: The new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta will open on Aug. 23. The date was announced Thursday.

The opening of the 94,000-square-foot facility was timed to coincide with two games at the Georgia Dome to begin the college football season: Mississippi vs. Boise State on Aug. 28, followed two days later by Alabama vs. West Virginia.

The hall was previously located in South Bend, Indiana, but was plagued by poor attendance. Five years ago, the National Football Foundation announced a deal to move it to Atlanta, on a site near the Georgia Dome and overlooking Centennial Olympic Park.

Also Thursday, the foundation announced a lead sponsor for the facility, which will be known officially as the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience.

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl to become Cactus Bowl: The bowl formerly known as the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl will now be the Cactus Bowl.

The Valley of the Sun Bowl Foundation announced the name on Thursday for the bowl to be played at Arizona State's Sun Devil Stadium on Jan. 2, 2015.

The bowl game will match the sixth selection from the Pac-12 against the fifth pick from the Big 12, after selections by the College Football Playoff.

The game was founded in 1989 as the Copper Bowl and moved to Tempe in 2006 after 11 years at Arizona Stadium in Tucson.

Buffalo Wild Wings was the title sponsor of the game in 2012 and 2013, but dropped its naming rights deal earlier this year.

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