Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk and backup tackle Malik Cuellar were suspended indefinitely by the school for violating team rules and will not participate in the Tigers’ (3-1, 0-1 SEC) home game against South Carolina (2-2, 0-2) Saturday.

Associate athletic director Chad Moller released a statement Tuesday night confirming the suspensions, citing “disciplinary reasons related to violation of team policies.”

The status of the suspensions will be assessed after Saturday’s game, and the athletic department has issued no additional comments.

Freshman Drew Lock likely will make his first collegiate start in place of Mauk.

Cincy to start new QB

Cincinnati’s redshirt freshman quarterback Hayden Moore will make his first career start on Thursday night against Miami, filling in while Gunner Kiel recovers from his latest injury.

Kiel was taken to a hospital after suffering another neck injury during a 53-46 loss at Memphis last Thursday. He hadn’t been cleared to return to practice as of early Tuesday afternoon.


• Georgia receiver Isaiah McKenzie is being investigated by police for allegedly making a terroristic threat in a confrontation at a restaurant on Monday night. It remains to be seen if he will be subjected to any disciplinary action before Saturday’s game against Alabama.

• Indiana suspended starting defensive tackle Darius Latham for the second time this season. The athletic department said that Latham was awaiting the resolution of a proceeding with the school’s office of student ethics. The school did not provide additional details.