McNight out with injured right knee

Updated: September 13, 2005, 9:57 PM ET
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Notre Dame: Wide receiver Rhema McKnight will not play against Michigan State this week because of an injured right knee.

"He is not lost for the season," Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis said Tuesday. "He has a procedure that will keep him out this week."

The junior has five catches for 69 yards this season. He scored a touchdown against Michigan on Saturday.

Wyoming: Defensive end Aaron Robbins, who injured his right knee Saturday against Louisiana-Monroe, will miss the rest of the season.

Coach Joe Glenn said Tuesday that Robbins had injured his anterior cruciate ligament and would require surgery.

"He's probably going to have surgery, and I'm guessing he's lost for the season," Glenn said. "He has not had surgery yet -- I think they're still looking at the swelling. But I think they're feeling like in the next two weeks, if everything settles down in the knee, if the swelling settles down, they're going to operate."

Glenn said Robbins would have one season of eligibility remaining.

Robbins was injured in the third quarter against Louisiana-Monroe. He has five tackles and one sack this season.

Arizona Wildcats: Defensive ends Marcus Smith and Copeland Bryan won't play Saturday against No. 12 Purdue, the Tucson (Ariz.) Citizen reported.

Smith might not play again this season after a severe ankle injury against Northern Arizona, coach Mike Stoops told the paper. Bryan injured his foot in the season opener at Utah.

"I expect us to go out and play well and do what we are supposed to do," Stoops said. "[The reserves] have a lot of experience in the last two games," Stoops said. "They have to go out and do it."

Texas Tech Red Raiders: Instead of playing, Vincent Meeks will spend another weekend in jail for a probation violation, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Meeks spent last weekend in Rockwall County Jail and must report again Friday, a jail spokesperson told the paper.

He started the past two seasons for the Red Raiders and was the defensive MVP at the Holiday Bowl in December.

Arkansas: Arkansas football coach Houston Nutt said he was glad to see offensive guard Zac Tubbs back on the practice field on Tuesday.

Tubbs had not practiced since suffering a high-ankle sprain in a preseason scrimmage. His availability for Saturday night's game against Southern California is still in question.

"[Tubbs] got some snaps today and I was really proud," Nutt said. "It was good to see him out there, and now I hope we can keep him out there."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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