Key evidence was removed from a University of Tennessee athletic dormitory room and Knoxville police were not contacted for more than six hours after a freshman contacted campus police to report an alleged rape, according to police records obtained by the Knoxville News-Sentinel.
Knoxville police technician L. K. Muncy wrote in a report that school investigator Gary Spangler told him a sheet from the bed on which the alleged assault took place and a towel had been confiscated by college personnel. University officials have refused to release the campus police report of the incident.
The woman has since decided against continuing the case against three Tennessee football players -- Kacy Rodgers, Dewayne Dotson and Keith Jeter -- all of whom were suspended from the team, then reinstated.
Clemson recorded its 500th win, Houston extended the nation's longest winning streak to 11 and No. 12 Florida State finally gave Bobby Bowden his 200th coaching victory after failing the previous two weeks.
Ty Detmer passed BYU predecessor Steve Young in the record books by recording his 14th game with at least 300 yards in total offense. Young set the old mark in 1983.
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Howard, which had a nine-game winning streak, now has lost three straight.
In a nonleague game Saturday night, Howard was totally outplayed by Towson State, which entered the game 0-7 and had lost eight straight overall. Towson's players said they were inspired by an effort to save the football program, which the school is considering eliminating due to a budget crisis.
For the second year in a row, James Madison spoiled Navy's homecoming, this time 16-7. Willie Lanier scored two touchdowns for the Division I-AA Dukes.
Catholic dominated Georgetown, 26-9, and Virginia Tech held on to defeat Southern Mississippi, 20-16.
Montgomery-Rockville, the No. 2 JuCo team in the nation, improved to 8-0 with a 28-23 victory at Lees-McRae (N.C.). John Kaleo threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns.
Central State, behind quarterback Henderson Mosley, an H.D. Woodson graduate, routed Bowie State, 56-7. Gallaudet fell to 1-7 with a 28-13 loss to Siena.
Top-ranked Virginia gets back into action with an ACC home game against No. 16 Georgia Tech. Maryland is idle, Navy plays Notre Dame at Giants Stadium, Howard hosts Morgan State, Virginia Tech plays N.C. State at home, Gallaudet hosts Brooklyn College, Catholic entertains Western Connecticut and Montgomery-Rockville is home against Chowan.