Bama Tops AP Poll


Alabama is the top team in this week’s AP College Football Poll.  Miami is second, followed by Oklahoma, Clemson and Wisconsin.  Ohio State is 8th, Penn State 13th and West Virginia is 24th.


YSU Settles With Richmond


Youngstown State has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit with a football player convicted of rape as a teenager who sued after the school allowed him to join the team and then told him he couldn’t play this season.  An attorney for Steubenville resident Ma’lik Richmond says he will remain on the active roster of the football team under the deal announced yesterday.  Richmond will undergo unspecified training as part of the agreement.


Richmond Hearing Postponed


The hearing in a lawsuit filed by Malik Richmond against Youngstown State over not allowing him to play has been postponed.  Richmond filed the lawsuit September 13 after the school told him he couldn’t play.  A judge issued a temporary order allowing Richmond to play until a September 28 hearing on whether to make the order permanent.  A new hearing date has not been set and Richmond will continue playing until the hearing is held.