Ohio State loses QB Miller; Michigan says bye to York

The Sports Xchange

August 19, 2014 at 6:33 pm.

The loss of Braxton Miller is a major blow to Ohio State. (Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports)

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, considered a preseason contender for the Heisman Trophy, reinjured his right shoulder in practice on Monday and will undergo season-ending surgery, the school announced Tuesday afternoon.

Miller was hurt throwing a short pass in practice but was not hit on the play. There was no indication from the university when the surgery would take place.

Miller plans to stay in school and return next season. He is eligible for a redshirt.

Redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett likely will be the starting quarterback for the season opener on Aug. 30 against Navy. Barrett and third-year sophomore Cardale Jones were competing for the backup job before Miller went down.

—Football and basketball players and all student-athletes at Maryland will be offered a lifetime degree guarantee, the university announced Tuesday.

The program, called “The Maryland Way Guarantee,” starts in November and is one of the first of its kind for all athletes and not just those in revenue-producing sports. Other schools in power conferences are expected to follow suit.

—Michigan dismissed suspended wide receiver Csont’e York from the football team on Monday night.

York, a sophomore, is facing two counts of assault and battery and one count of aggravated assault after an incident outside a bar in Ann Arbor, Mich., on July 18. Coach Brady Hoke had suspended York in early August for failing to meet team standards.

In surveillance video released by police, a man whom police identified as York punched another man outsdie Scorekeepers. The victim was reported to have sustained multiple jaw fractures.

York, of Harper Woods, Mich., had no receptions during his freshman season in 2013.