Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees has been arrested and jailed on a preliminary felony charge after a confrontation with police early Thursday.
The 19-year-old was arrested on multiple charges, including resisting law enforcement, battery to law enforcement, minor consumption and public intoxication, St. Joseph County Police Sgt. Bill Redman told reporters.
Notre Dame linebacker Carlo Calabrese was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct, but released after posting $150 bond.
"The university is aware of this incident and is confident that it will be handled in a prompt and professional manner through the criminal justice system," Notre Dame spokesman Dennis Brown said in a statement. "Internal discipline is handled privately, in accord with our own policies and federal law."
---Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said the league is considering a model for a four-team college football playoff that would favor conference champions ranked in the top six nationally, according to a CBSSports.com report.
The web site said Delany spoke to a group of reporters during a meeting at Big Ten headquarters in Chicago.
The conferences will study various models for a four-team playoff during the next month, with a focus on the time and location of the games. Once that is determined, the conferences will discuss how teams are selected.
---Michigan State players William Gholston and Lawrence Thomas suffered minor injuries after being involved in a car accident on Wednesday, according to the Detroit Free Press.
The accident occurred at about 3:40 p.m. ET Wednesday on Interstate 96, near Brighton, Mich. State police told the paper that a woman lost control of her car when another vehicle tried to change lanes in front of her. She veered into the path of an SUV driven by Gholston.
The school released a statement Thursday:
"William Gholston and Lawrence Thomas were shaken after being involved in a rollover accident Wednesday afternoon. The police responded within minutes of the accident, and thankfully, no one was seriously injured. Fortunately, both of them were wearing their seat belts, and that made a difference in ensuring their safety."
--North Texas, Louisiana Tech, Florida International, UT-San Antonio will join Conference USA, according to an ESPN.com report.
Old Dominion and Charlotte also could be added to the new CUSA membership, the report said, citing a source.