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Green Beret parachutist hurt in pre-game jump

RENO, NV — An Army parachutist who recently returned from Iraq was injured in a hard landing in the middle of the field at Mackay Stadium before the Washington State-Nevada football game Friday night.

Chief Warrant Officer Dave Larson of Hurst, TX, broke a hip and an arm. He was the second of three parachutists who jumped from a helicopter in gusty winds during a pregame ceremony honoring the military.

Larson, a Green Beret, was coming in fast, then pulled up slowly near the top of the stands before the wind appeared to drop out of the parachute and he fell about 60 feet and landed on his side. Paramedics attended to him on the field for about 10 minutes before he was taken to Washoe Medical Center in Reno.

Larson had made more than 2,000 jumps in his career. His condition was not immediately known, but he was expected to be hospitalized for two days, said Jamie Klund, Nevada sports information director.

``It is somewhat serious, obviously,'' Klund said.

Washington State won the game 55-21.

NCAA rebuffs appeal on Tulsa player's eligibility

TULSA, OK — Tulsa safety Kedrick Alexander, who was suspended last season after pleading guilty to a burglary charge, will not be permitted to play this season after the NCAA denied an appeal, the school said Friday.

Alexander missed Tulsa's season opener against Minnesota on Sept. 1 because of the eligibility issue, and the university said then it would appeal. Tulsa said Friday all of its appeals have been denied, and it will not comment on the issue. The Golden Hurricane play at Oklahoma on Saturday.

East Carolina will play at Tulsa, a first-year member of Conference USA, on Nov. 12.

Alexander, a junior who led the team with 121 tackles in 2003, was not enrolled at Tulsa last fall but did attend classes this spring. The university was seeking a waiver of the NCAA's progress-toward-degree rule, which requires student-athletes complete 12 hours of classes each semester toward earning their degree.

Alexander and defensive back Terrance Thomas were sentenced in August 2004 to deferred sentences of two years' unsupervised probation and 120 hours of community service after pleading guilty to second-degree burglary.

Alexander and Thomas admitted breaking into room belonging to a member of the track team and stealing a laptop computer, a video game console and a credit card. The card was used to buy gasoline.

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