'Canes must sit and pay

The NCAA said yesterday eight Miami football players must sit out games and repay benefits in order to play for the Hurricanes again.

Starting quarterback Jacory Harris and four other players will sit out one game and make repayment.

Olivier Vernon must miss six games and repay $1,200. Ray Ray Armstrong and Dyron Dye will sit out four games. Marcus Forston, Sean Spence, Adewale Ojomo and Travis Benjamin will sit out one game and make repayment.

In other college football news:

* The Big 12 board of directors has formed a committee to discuss schools that could replace Texas A&M if the Aggies leave the league as expected.

* Ohio State's top financial official recommended the university hire two firms to undertake a comprehensive review of campus compliance programs in the wake of the football team's memorabilia scandal.

Philly File * 

Rohan Brown, an all-state player from East Catholic High in Manchester, Conn., has enrolled in classes at La Salle University and will play basketball for the Explorers this season.

Sport Stops * 

A report obtained by the Associated Press said NBA player Javaris Crittenton was robbed of $55,000 in jewelry in April, and authorities in Atlanta said he was retaliating when Jullian Jones was shot to death on Aug. 19. They said she was not the intended target.

* For the first time, NBC plans to show every event at the 2012 London Olympics live in some form, even if it's just raw video streaming online.