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    A little football humor to start off the weekend.


    By JIM SULLIVAN
    Associated Press Writer

    October 25, 2001, 8:16 AM EDT
    FAYETTEVILLE, AR (AP)- Football practice was delayed on Wednesday for nearly
    two hours at the University of Arkansas.
    One of the players, while on his way to the locker room happened to look
    down and notice a suspicious looking, unknown white powdery substance on the
    practice field. Coach Houston Nutt immediately suspended practice while the
    FBI was called in to investigate.
    After a complete field analysis, the FBI determined that the white substance
    unknown to the UofA players was the goal line.
    Practice was resumed when the FBI decided that the team would not be likely
    to encounter the substance again.

    Copyright (c) 2001, The Associated Press

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    However, they found the endzone so far in the first half against Auburn.

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