GREENVILLE — Senior wide receiver Dayon Arrington has been dismissed from the East Carolina football program after an early Sunday arrest that followed prior team rule violations, according to an announcement Sunday night from coach Ruffin McNeill.
The decision came after McNeill and university athletics officials were made aware Arrington was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia by the Greenville Police Department.
Arrington, who sat out the season opener against Appalachian State because of a one-game suspension for a team rule violation, played in three contests this fall as a reserve and had two catches for 36 yards.
Wake Forest: Defensive end Zach Thompson was named the ACC’s defensive lineman of the week Monday for his efforts in the 49-37 win against Army last weekend.
Thompson, a 6-foot-5, 255-pound redshirt junior, recorded a career-high 12 tackles and tied for the team high with seven solo stops and five assists.
Saint Augustine’s: The CIAA honored Jermaine Jones, Tyron Laughinghouse and coach Michael Costa. Jones was named receiver of the week, Laughinghouse was selected specialty player of the week and Costa was chosen coach of the week.
• The Falcons received eight votes in the Division II coaches top 25 poll. This is the second consecutive week and the third time in four weeks they have received votes. The Falcons also have 21 votes in the Boxtorow HBCU Football Media Top 10 poll.
Track and field
Duke: The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association released its weekly regional team rankings, with the Blue Devils women moving up two spots to No. 3 in the Southeast Region poll.
N.C. State: Senior setter Megan Cyr was named the ACC volleyball player of the week.
Cyr won the honor for the first time after leading the Wolfpack on one of the most successful two-week periods in school history, winning eight matches within 15 days.
The Pack capped the successful run by beating ACC foes Wake Forest and Duke at Reynolds Coliseum.
Winston-Salem State 3, Shaw 0: Shaw built a lead in the first set but could not hold on and dropped three straight sets to visiting Winston-Salem State.
The Rams took the sets 25-19, 25-18 and 25-19. With the loss, Shaw drops to 7-5 (3-2 CIAA). Winston-Salem State improved to 1-14 (1-5).