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BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) _ Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer suspended All-Big East cornerback Ronyell Whitaker and two others Friday for violating team rules.

Whitaker will be suspended for two games while receiver Terrell Parham and defensive end Lamar Cobb each will be suspended for one game.

The Hokies open the season Aug. 25 at home against Arkansas State, then play Louisiana State at home Sept. 1.

Beamer announced the suspensions in a statement and said there would be no additional comment.