Davis suspended for 'conduct detrimental to the team'

Updated: September 10, 2005, 9:06 PM ET
Associated Press

Tulsa: Receiver Ashlan Davis, who set an NCAA record with five kickoff returns for touchdowns last season, was suspended from the Golden Hurricane's game Saturday at No. 18 Oklahoma, coach Steve Kragthorpe said.

Davis, a senior, was suspended for "conduct detrimental to the team," according to a Tulsa news release.

Davis also set an NCAA record by returning kicks for scores in four consecutive games last season. His is one kickoff return touchdown shy of tying USC's Anthony Davis for the career record with six.

Davis was also Tulsa's top returning receiver from last season. He had 30 catches for 462 yards and one touchdown last year. He had one reception for 7 yards in Tulsa's season opener against Minnesota.

Georgia State-Jacksonville: Saturday's Jacksonville-Georgia State game was canceled because of aftereffects from Hurricane Katrina.

Flooding caused by the storm damaged some of Georgia State's equipment, officials said. The game is not likely to be rescheduled.

It was the second straight Jacksonville game canceled because of the storm; the team's opener, scheduled for Sept. 1 against Southeastern Louisiana, was also erased by Katrina.

"Our players are eager to compete against someone other than themselves, but sometimes things are out of our control," Jacksonville coach Steve Gilbert said.

Jacksonville's debut is now set for Sept. 17, at Charleston Southern.


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