College football BC’s Amidon, Clancy on all-ACC team
Five Boston College players — wide receiver Alex Amidon, linebacker Nick Clancy, tackle Emmett Cleary, punter Gerald Levano, and linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis — earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors in voting released Monday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Amidon and Clancy earned first-team recognition, Cleary second-team honors, and Levano and Pierre-Louis each were honorable mentions. Amidon, a junior, set school records for receptions (78) and receiving yards (1,210), while ranking 11th in the nation in receiving yards per game (100.8). Clancy, a senior, ranked third in the nation in tackles (145) and tackles per game (12.1) . . . Addressing reports that his name had surfaced as a candidate for the vacant Tennessee job, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said, “I love the job I have and the people I work for, so I’ll try and keep it another year.’’ Stoops, 52, is in his 14th season coaching the 12th-ranked Sooners . . . No. 5 Florida probably will be without linebacker Jelani Jenkins for the Gators’ bowl game, expected to be the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2. Jenkins broke a bone in his right foot during Saturday’s 37-26 win at Florida State and had surgery Monday . . . Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst dismissed redshirt freshman defensive back Stephen Williams from the team for disciplinary reasons two days after he was charged with assaulting a woman who said she was his girlfriend . . . SMU accepted an invitation to play in the Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve in Honolulu . . . San Diego State accepted a bid to play in the Poinsetta Bowl on Dec. 20 against Brigham Young in San Diego.