- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 10, 2009

From combined dispatches

Virginia will face Indiana in football this fall and again in 2011, Hoosiers athletic director Fred Glass announced Monday.

The Cavaliers will play at home Oct. 10, then will visit Bloomington on Sept. 10, 2011.

It marks the first time these two schools will meet on the football field and should help both teams in the computer-generated strength-of-schedule calculation that impacts BCS bowl assignments.

“This is a great opportunity to face a very good team from the ACC,” Indiana coach Bill Lynch said. “We look forward to two challenging games.”

The spot opened up on Indiana’s schedule when South Florida backed out of an agreement so it could play Florida State.

INDIANA: Devan Dumes again apologized for throwing the flagrant elbows in the Hoosiers’ loss to Michigan State on Saturday that drew an indefinite suspension from his coach.

Indiana coach Tom Crean would not elaborate on how many games Dumes might miss but acknowledged he definitely will sit out Tuesday’s game at Minnesota. Dumes is the Hoosiers’ top scorer at 13.8 points a game.

“It was a mistake on my behalf and I’m taking responsibility,” Dumes said. “I’ve seen the tape once, and I felt like it was not a smart move. But I apologized for it and I truly meant it.”

WASHINGTON: New offensive coordinator Jim Michalczik has left the program to take a job with the Oakland Raiders.

The school made the announcement less than a week after new coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff wrapped up their first recruiting class. Michalczik’s exact position with the Raiders was not immediately known.

LOUISVILLE: Football coach Steve Kragthorpe will be his own offensive coordinator next season.

Kragthorpe announced that former offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jeff Brohm has taken another job. Kragthorpe said he will call the plays for the Cardinals next season.

MIAMI: North Carolina assistant John Lovett is the Hurricanes’ choice for defensive coordinator and could sign a contract with the school by midweek, an athletic department official familiar with the hiring process said.

LOUISIANA TECH: The school fired women’s basketball coach Chris Long and promoted former WNBA star Teresa Weatherspoon to the top spot on an interim basis.

TENNESSEE: School officials self-reported two secondary recruiting violations committed in January under coach Lane Kiffin and his staff in a letter to the NCAA and Southeastern Conference.

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