High School Football

Ex-Knight Burke named U of L starter at QB

Louisville Coach Steve Kragthorpe has named former Lexington Catholic quarterback Justin Burke the starter for the season opener against Indiana State on Sept. 5.

Kragthorpe said Burke's consistency during training camp earned him the nod over Adam Froman and Zack Stoudt.

Burke sat out last season after transferring from North Carolina State. Kragthorpe said Burke's intelligence and ability to grasp the offense quickly helped him win the job.

Froman, a junior college transfer, had been Burke's strongest competition, but he has been slowed by a shoulder injury over the past week that forced him to miss last Saturday's scrimmage.

The start will be Burke's first since his senior year at Catholic, where he threw for a then-record 62 touchdowns.

Indiana-Penn St. at D.C.

Indiana has agreed to move a home game against Penn State next season to FedExField, home of the Washington Redskins.

The Hoosiers will receive $3 million in return for moving the game on Nov. 20, 2010.

Hoosiers Coach Bill Lynch called the change a win-win situation for the program, which has expressed interest in recruiting in the Washington area.

Indiana said it will look to add another home game to the 2010 schedule.

The Hoosiers still must sell 7,000 tickets for the game. The stadium seats more than 91,000.

FedExField will also host a game between Boise State and Virginia Tech on Oct. 2, 2010.

Ex-Defender leaves Gophers

Former Bryan Station High School standout Terrell Combs has left the University of Minnesota football team, Coach Tim Brewster announced Tuesday.

The 6-foot-2, 252-pound Combs moved from defensive line to tight end late in the 2008 season, but he switched back to defense this spring, according to the Pioneer Press of St. Paul. He has been unable to move up the depth chart this fall, and he did not figure to receive significant playing time.

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