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Press Box: LSU RB Hill suspended indefinitely

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LSU suspended running back Jeremy Hill indefinitely Monday stemming from his arrest for simple battery over the weekend.

Hill led the Tigers with 755 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns last year as a freshman.

University spokesman Michael Bonnette wrote on Twitter that coach Les Miles will "let the incident play out through the legal system before making any additional comments."

Hill, 20, was arrested Saturday morning after a fight outside a bar in Baton Rouge, La.

If Hill is convicted of the misdemeanor, it would violate his probation. He pled guilty to carnal knowledge of a juvenile in 2011.

Former LSU running backs Spencer Ware and Michael Ford had left the school early for the NFL draft to escape a crowded backfield. Ware was taken in the sixth round by the Seattle Seahawks and Ford was not drafted.

--- Josh Nunes, who was Stanford's starting quarterback for the first nine games in 2012, is retiring from college football for medical reasons, Stanford announced on Monday.

Stanford did not specify the reason for Nunes' retirement, but he had suffered an arm injury during offseason workouts that sidelined him for spring football practice.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

---Renovations to Assembly Hall in Champaign, Ill., will include a new name to the arena -- State Farm Center.

The University of Illinois and State Farm announced a 30-year, $60 million naming rights agreement. Assembly Hall is 50 years old, and major renovations to the arena where the Fighting Illini basketball games and major concerts and events are held were announced in 2012.

GOLF

---Greg Norman told The Australian newspaper that golf's anti-drugs policies are "disgraceful" and that blood testing needs to be included.

"You only have to look at what happened to Vijay Singh just recently to know the drugs issue is there," Norman said.

Singh said in January that he had used deer antler spray, which is banned by the PGA Tour because it has a muscle-building hormone and can only be detected by blood tests.
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