FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Darren McFadden isn't sticking around for another run at the Heisman Trophy.
The Arkansas star announced Monday he'll skip his senior season and head to the NFL.
McFadden was the Heisman runner-up in 2006 and 2007, so his decision to turn pro was not a surprising one. He ran for 1,830 yards last season, good for second place on the Southeastern Conference's single-season list. He is also second on the career list with 4,590 yards rushing.
• Two-time All-America linebacker James Laurinaitis will stay at Ohio State for his senior year.
Laurinaitis, a 6-foot-3, 244-pounder from Hamel, Minn., won the 2007 Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker.
• Mario Manningham confirmed he will skip his senior season at Michigan to enter the NFL draft.
"It was a hard decision, but after discussing it with my family it was the right one for me to make right now," Manningham said in an interview with The Associated Press while driving home to Ohio.
• Presbyterian College head football coach Bobby Bentley noted some new additions to his 2008 coaching staff.
Assistant head coach and linebackers coach Phil Magic was promoted to defensive coordinator. He replaces Julius Dixon. Thomas Neel was named PC's new safeties coach, while Andrew Ford was named PC's new cornerbacks coach. PC wide receivers coach Jeff Scott is departing PC to pursue a graduate assistant position at Clemson where he will join his father on Clemson's staff.
Magdic, a former Rock Hill High School coach, came to PC to join Bentley's first staff in 2007 after a successful stint as the head coach at Darlington High School. During his tenure at Darlington, Magdic was twice named region coach of the year, earning the 6-AAA Coach of the Year honor in 2003 and the Region 5-AAA Coach of the Year honor in his final year in charge in 2006.
Also the Athletic Director at Darlington, Magdic turned around the program in his four years in charge, going 24-22 in his four years at the helm. In his final season in 2006, Darlington finished 9-3 and advanced to the second round of the South Carolina AAA Playoffs. Magdic went to Darlington after a three-year run as Bentley's Defensive Coordinator at Byrnes from 2000-02.
• LOCAL BOXING -- York Boxing Academy's Thomas Brown lost an eight-round decision to Sebastian "Double Trouble" Demers over the weekend in Hollywood, Fla.
Brown (11-2-1, seven KO) lost a narrow but unanimous decision. Two judges scored the bout 78-74 and the third judge had 79-73, all favoring Demers.
• COLLEGE BASKETBALL -- Clemson's Trevor Booker and Virginia Tech's Jeff Allen were named the Atlantic Coast Conference's weekly award winners.
Booker claimed his first player of the week award after averaging 30.5 points, eight rebounds and 3.5 blocked shots in losing to Charlotte and beating Florida State. He had a career-high 32 points in the loss to the 49ers, and combined to make 20 of 26 shots last week.