Suspended Oregon quarterback
was kicked off the team yesterday, 2 days after a police officer cited him for marijuana possession and driving infractions.
In a statement, the university said Masoli was dropped because he did not "adhere to obligations" outlined by coach Chip Kelly, who declined to comment.
Kelly suspended Masoli in March for the entire 2010 season after the QB pleaded guilty to burglary for his role in the theft of laptops and a guitar from a fraternity. Masoli remained on scholarship and practiced with the team this spring in hopes of returning for the 2011 season.
Masoli, who has one season of eligibility remaining, threw for 2,147 yards and 15 touchdowns last season. He also rushed for 668 yards and 13 touchdowns in a season that ended with a Rose Bowl loss to Ohio State.
In other college news:
* Nebraska's Board of Regents amended the agenda for its previously scheduled Friday meeting to include a briefing from chancellor Harvey Perlman and athletic director Tom Osborne on conference alignment. The regents then could vote to leave the Big 12. Osborne said a decision has not been finalized, and he declined comment when asked whether the Big Ten had formally invited Nebraska to join the league.
* Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon says defensive-back recruit Demar Dorsey has been informed he will not be admitted to the school. Brandon said the decision was made by the university's admissions office.
* According to the NCAA's latest figures for academic progress rate, Rutgers led all Football Bowl Subdivision members with the best score ever posted in the football bowl subdivision. Air Force, Rice, Northwestern and Duke rounded out the top five.
* Digger Phelps had prostate cancer surgery and is recovering at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.
* The University of Kansas says an internal investigation has cleared athletic director Lew Perkins of any wrongdoing in connection with the loan of exercise equipment.
* The U.S. basketball team and the squads from Brazil, Puerto Rico, China and France will bring their world championship preparations to New York Aug. 12-15, with a regulation court set up in Times Square and open practices and scrimmages at Harlem's Rucker Park.