Names in the games: Braxton Miller, Chris Kluwe, Andi Williamson

Ohio State: QB Miller done for the season

Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes’ national title hopes.

Ohio State confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that Miller reinjured his throwing shoulder and will need surgery. The two-time Big Ten player of the year and three-year starter partially tore the labrum in his right shoulder in a loss to Clemson at the Orange Bowl.

Redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett is Miller’s top backup and will likely be the starter in the Aug. 30 opener against Navy in Baltimore.

Kluwe, Vikings settle, avert lawsuit

The Minnesota Vikings and former punter Chris Kluwe said Tuesday they reached a settlement averting a lawsuit over Kluwe’s claim that the team wrongfully released him last year because of his outspoken support for same-sex marriage rights.

Under the deal, the Vikings will donate an undisclosed sum of money to five gay rights-related charities over the next five years. Kluwe said he won’t receive any money as part of the settlement.

The Vikings also agreed to require all team employees to undergo sensitivity training four times a year.

Williamson to pitch in NPF Championships

Former Marshall softball pitcher Andi Williamson will take part in the National Pro Fastpitch Championships starting today in Hoover, Ala.

Williamson, who pitched for the Herd from 2011-13 and shares the school record for wins, will appear at the tournament with the Chicago Bandits. The Bandits will take on the Akron Racers in the first series of the tournament.

Williamson is in her second season with the Bandits. In 2013, she posted a 9-2 record with an ERA of 1.67, both of which ranked third in NPF, and was named the NPF Rookie of the Year.

— From staff, wire reports

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