SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse starting cornerback Tanard
Jackson was released from the hospital Monday after being stabbed
in the chest during a fight outside the campus student center.
"He's doing fine," coach Paul Pasqualoni said. "It's
unfortunate. He tried to avoid what happened, and in the end he
couldn't. We're just hoping for a speedy recovery."
Pasqualoni said Jackson probably would miss Saturday's Big East
opener against Rutgers in the Carrier Dome.
Police said Jackson and his roommate, Reggie McCoy, a safety on
the team, were in a parking lot outside the Schine Student Center
at about 2 a.m. Sunday when a fight broke out involving about 15
people following a fraternity-sponsored dance.
Jackson was attacked while walking to his car with friends,
university spokesman Kevin Morrow said. During the dance, a group
of football players stepped in to end a confrontation between two
groups, Morrow said.
"It's encouraging that he was trying to do the right thing,"
On Saturday, Jackson had four tackles in Syracuse's 31-10 loss
at No. 12 Virginia.