Kyle Flood will coach Rutgers in its season opener against Norfolk State on Saturday despite an ongoing academic investigation and the arrest and suspension of five football players.
Hours after Flood said at practice Thursday he would coach, prosecutors announced the arrest and charges against 10 current and former Rutgers students, including five players, three of them starters.
Athletic director Julie Hermann said that the arrested players had been suspended. They include cornerback Nadir Barnwell, who is at the center of the investigation into whether Flood violated school or NCAA rules by contacting a faculty member about Barnwell's academic status.
Prosecutors announced Barnwell, defensive back Ruhann Peele, fullback Razohnn Gross and defensive back Delon Stephenson were charged with aggravated assault, riot and conspiracy to commit a riot for a fight in April that left a man with a broken jaw.
The Middlesex County prosecutor's office said defensive back Andre Boggs was charged in two home-invasion robberies in April and May.
Barnwell, Boggs and Stephenson were starters.
Five of the accused were charged in home invasions — including armed attempts to invade dorm rooms — in which they targeted other students for their drugs and money.
One victim's jaw was broken when he was set upon, in an unprovoked attack, when six of the men went after a group of four people walking down the street in New Brunswick, N.J., in April.
South Carolina stops North Carolina
Shon Carson ran for 75 yards and a touchdown, linebacker Skai Moore intercepted two passes in the end zone and South Carolina defeated border state rival North Carolina 17-13.
Carson, the Gamecocks' third-string running back, made an immediate impact when he entered the game in the fourth quarter, breaking free around right tackle and racing 48 yards for the go-ahead touchdown.
The Gamecocks intercepted Tar Heels quarterback Marquise Williams three times.
Buckeyes QB fine
Ohio State says quarterback Cardale Jones is "doing fine" after he was examined at a hospital Wednesday night.
Jones' mother, Florence, told the Toledo Blade that her son went to the emergency room for a headache.
Ohio State says Jones "was released from the center following the examination and he is doing fine today."
Jones is competing with J.T. Barrett to be the starter
Five Huskers suspended
Starting linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey and co-No. 1 cornerback Jonathan Rose are among five Nebraska players suspended for Saturday's opener against BYU because of violations of team rules. Coach Mike Riley also announced that tight end Cethan Carter, defensive end Joe Keels and offensive lineman Robby Painter also are suspended.