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Lack of Seating Has Texas Officials Angry

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Temporary seating at the University of Houston’s football stadium is unsafe and will be dismantled, school officials announced Tuesday, leaving about 4,000 Texas fans without seats for Saturday night’s game.

The move angered University of Texas officials, who said they had been repeatedly assured by Houston officials that the seats were safe.

“I am in shock. I am appalled,” Texas Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds said.

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The Federal Aviation Administration has barred aircraft from flying in the vicinity of Michigan Stadium during Saturday’s game against Western Michigan.

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Athletic Director Bill Martin had asked the agency to restrict the space following last week’s terrorist attacks.

The stadium is the biggest on a college campus, with more than 107,000 seats.

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Penn State players R.J. Luke and T.C. Cosby are still practicing with the team after their arrests last week on assault charges stemming from a fight at a fraternity party.

“I’m going to wait and see how it plays out. I don’t know the details,” Coach Joe Paterno said. “I’m not going to get caught up in another one of those situations where everybody’s assumed guilty until proven otherwise.”

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Florida State defensive end Travis Johnson, who had two sacks in the opener against Duke, is doubtful for Saturday’s game against North Carolina because of an ankle injury.

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Georgia rescheduled its postponed game against Houston for Dec. 1, which means the Bulldogs will end the regular season against a team other than Georgia Tech for the first time since 1952 .... Washington State will host Montana State Oct. 18 to make up for games canceled last weekend. Washington State had been scheduled to play Colorado and Montana State was to play at Oregon State last week .... Northwestern will play a home game against Bowling Green on Nov. 17 to make up for last week’s canceled game against Navy.

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