WVU head football trainer Dave Kerns has called the injury "a third-degree sprain of (the ACL), which would be a complete tear."
Hogan has been undergoing treatment, and it remains unclear whether the veteran corner will be able to play against N.C. State, which features quarterback Russell Wilson in a pass-dominated attack.
More on Hogan's status is expected to be revealed Tuesday, when Stewart holds a pre-bowl news conference here before the team leaves later in the week for Orlando.
WHEN WVU safety Robert Sands was named an All-America selection last week by The Sporting News, he proved to be a rarity.
Sands, a junior who is expected to make himself available for the NFL Draft, is one of only two Big East Conference players named an All-America first team pick among the five prominent selection panels the NCAA uses to determine consensus or unanimous All-America status.
Those five are Associated Press, coaches (AFCA), writers (FWAA), Walter Camp and The Sporting News. The lack of Big East players picked as first teamers across that spectrum is another indicator on how weak the league was regarded in 2010.
Besides Sands, the only other Big East player on one of those five first teams was Pitt defensive lineman Jabaal Sheard, who made the coaches' squad.
Since 2003, Sands is the fifth Mountaineer to make at least one of those five NCAA-recognized teams, following linebacker Grant Wiley (consensus, 3 teams in 2003), center Dan Mozes and running back Steve Slaton (both unanimous, 5 teams in 2006) and offensive tackle Ryan Stanchek (FWAA team in 2007).
IN MEN'S basketball, there is no change in the indefinite suspension Coach Bob Huggins handed to former Poca, Mountain State Academy and Logan High guard Noah Cottrill.
Huggins suspended Cottrill on Oct. 29, "for conduct unbecoming of a Mountaineer," the coach said then.
The university or Huggins have not announced why Cottrill, the 2009-10 Evans Award winner as the state high school player of the year, has missed the first semester of the season. Privacy laws involving students come into play there.
After WVU's win over Cleveland State on Saturday, Huggins was asked if there were any change in Cottrill's situation.
"I'll tell you where I am," Huggins said bluntly. "I think we should all be concerned with the people who truly do want to represent this university and who truly do want to represent this great state. If you do, you're going to do the right thing.
"That's where it is with me. No, there is no update."
Cottrill was listed on the team roster for Saturday's game was listed in the game notes distributed to the media. It could not be determined whether he is enrolled as a WVU student for the semester that begins next month.
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