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College football notebook: Missouri boots backup quarterback Blaine Dalton

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: August 29, 2009
Missouri reserve quarterback Blaine Dalton was kicked off the team after an overnight campus arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.

Coach Gary Pinkel announced the move Friday morning.

Campus police said the highly touted freshman was arrested at 1:16 a.m. Friday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, failing to drive in a single lane and operating an unlicensed motor vehicle. He posted $500 bond and was released Friday morning.

Dalton had been competing with Jimmy Costello for the No. 2 quarterback job behind Blaine Gabbert.

The arrest was the second for Dalton in Columbia. He was charged following a traffic stop in April and pleaded guilty in June to two traffic offenses and being a minor in possession of alcohol.

The Alamo Bowl will be the Pac-10’s top game after the Rose Bowl starting in the 2010 season.

Organizers announced a four-year deal replacing the Big Ten’s fourth team with the Pac-10’s second one.

The Big Ten has faced the Big 12 since 1995 after Pac-10 teams played in the bowl’s first two seasons.

This season’s game, the last one for the Big Ten, is Jan. 2 in San Antonio. Previously, Pac-10 teams who missed the Bowl Championship Series played in San Diego’s Holiday Bowl.


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