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West Lafayette, Ind. — Police say they have arrested Purdue freshman cornerbacks Evyn Cooper and David Rose for trying to stealing bicycles.

WLFI-TV and the Journal & Courier report Purdue police arrested Cooper for theft and Rose for attempted theft about 1 a.m. Wednesday on campus. The two players, both 18, were booked into Tippecanoe County Jail and released on bond.

Police Chief John Cox said Thursday he could not release any more details because it was an ongoing investigation.

It wasn’t clear if either player has an attorney who might comment.

Purdue athletics spokesman Matt Rector said coach Darrell Hazell was aware of the arrests.

Rose, who is from Temple Hills, Maryland, has appeared in one of Purdue’s two games. Cooper, from Buford, Georgia, hasn’t played.

The Boilermakers host Virginia Tech on Saturday.

Trial rescheduled

The rape trial of former Tennessee cornerback Michael Williams is being rescheduled again.

Williams’ trial was scheduled to begin Sept. 29, but Knox County Criminal Court Judge Bob McGee granted the defense’s motion for a continuance Thursday. A new trial date will be determined Monday.

Williams and former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson each face two counts of aggravated rape. Knoxville police say the incident occurred during a party at an apartment in the early morning of Nov. 16.

Johnson’s trial is tentatively set for June 27.

Narduzzi tight-lipped

Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi is going to keep Iowa guessing.

Narduzzi declined to name a starting quarterback for Saturday’s game against the Hawkeyes, saying he’ll wait until just before kickoff to make his decision between Chad Voytik and Nate Peterman.

Narduzzi had said earlier this week he planned to reveal his choice on Thursday and that both players would see reps no matter who went out for the first series.

Peterman, a junior transfer from Tennessee, has the better numbers this season. But Voytik has started 15 consecutive games for the Panthers (2-0). Narduzzi said he would use practice as the barometer on who gets the nod, adding he was in no hurry.

Rivalry resumes

Twelve years after a bitter breakup of a century-old rivalry, North Dakota’s two largest universities are meeting again on the football field.

North Dakota and North Dakota State played their first football game in 1894 and owned the longest running series in NCAA Division II athletics when it was abruptly halted in 2003. The game scheduled Saturday afternoon in the Fargodome is the 111th meeting and the first Division I encounter between the programs.

UND owns a 62-43-2 advantage in the series and won the last game 28-21 in overtime. The four-time defending Football Championship Subdivision champion Bison are considered heavy favorites this time.

Thursday’s Top 25 game

No. 11 Clemson 20, (at) Louisville 17: Deshaun Watson threw two touchdown passes, and Wayne Gallman ran for 139 yards in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both schools. Despite ragged stretches including two interceptions by Watson, Clemson (3-0, 1-0) followed up routs of Wofford and Appalachian State with a solid conference win. The sophomore was spot on when needed, finding Hunter Renfrow and Jordan Leggett wide open down the middle for TD passes of 32 and 25 yards, respectively.

Louisville (0-3, 0-1) started its third quarterback in three games with Kyle Bolin, and used freshman Lamar Jackson and sophomore Reggie Bonnafon behind center in a search for offensive consistency. The combination kept the Cardinals within reach of Clemson long enough to have a last shot at a win, but Bolin’s desperation pass was intercepted by Jadar Johnson in the final seconds.

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