Virginia Tech is honoring the school shooting victims in Newtown, Conn., with decals on players' helmets as it prepares for its bowl game, reported.

The Hokies will play Rutgers on Friday in the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando.

The Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which 20 children and six faculty members died, was the second-deadliest school shooting in the country. The deadliest was April 16, 2007, on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, where a gunman killed 32 people and wounded 17 others.

The helmets, being worn during practice, have a large orange-and-green ribbon, the word "Prevail," and the number 58 for the number of victims. The Hokies will wear a smaller version of the ribbon in the game.

Former Temple quarterback Adam DiMichele wrote on his Facebook page that he will become an Owls football graduate assistant. The move will reunite him with new coach Matt Rhule, who was his position coach at Temple from 2006 to '08. Rhule also was DiMichele's offensive coordinator in 2008.

DiMichele, a Western Pennsylvania native, passed for 5,024 yards and 40 touchdowns in three seasons.

Syracuse suspended running back Adonis Ameen-Moore and tight end Max Beaulieu for Saturday's New Era Pinstripe Bowl against West Virginia at New York's Yankee Stadium, Yahoo Sports reported. No details were given in a news release.

Defensive end Margus Hunt played a key role in Southern Methodist's 43-10 romp over Fresno State (9-4) on Christmas Eve in the Hawaii Bowl in Honolulu. The senior forced two fumbles that led to field goals and sacked Derek Carr for a safety.

The Mustangs (7-6) also returned two interceptions for touchdowns, giving them eight for the season to tie the NCAA record set last year by Southern Mississippi.

Jake Odum banked in a 15-footer with eight-tenths of a second remaining in overtime to rally Indiana State (7-4) to a 57-55 win over Miami (8-3) on Tuesday in the third-place game of the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu.

Murphy Holloway scored 18 points as Mississippi (10-2) pulled away to defeat Hawaii, 81-66, in the fifth-place game. Vander Joaquim led Hawaii (6-5) with 29 points and 15 rebounds.

BASEBALL: Former Atlanta Braves centerfielder Andruw Jones was free on bond after being arrested in suburban Atlanta early Tuesday on a battery charge. Police said they responded to a call about a dispute between Jones and his wife in Duluth.

TENNIS: Rafael Nadal's return to competition from knee tendinitis has been delayed by a stomach virus.

- Wire reports