ALBANY, N.Y. -- Six people were arrested on charges they were among hundreds of young partygoers who trashed a former NFL player's vacation home, and police said more arrests were expected.
The arrests on Thursday came after former New England Patriots and Los Angeles Raiders offensive lineman Brian Holloway said he signed papers authorizing the Rensselaer County sheriff to bring charges in the Labor Day weekend party, which was attended by up to 400 teenagers.
Holloway said that among those charged was a young man he had taken into his family for a time as a homeless teen, who's accused of organizing and promoting the party. He said investigators have told him the number of people charged could end up in the hundreds as they work through the sheer volume of participants.
The partiers caused at least $20,000 in damage to his rural vacation home near the Massachusetts border in Stephentown, including broken windows and holes in the wall, he said.
Hokies win: Logan Thomas passed and ran for touchdowns in the first half, Virginia Tech's defense shut down Georgia Tech's running game and the Hokies beat the Yellow Jackets 17-10 on Thursday night.
Thomas completed 19 of 25 passes for 221 yards and a touchdown and had 16 carries for 58 yards and a touchdown. Virginia Tech (4-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) earned its fourth straight win over Georgia Tech (3-1, 2-1).
Cyclones defeat Tulsa: Sam Richardson completed 26 of 41 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns, and Aaron Wimberly ran for 137 yards on 19 carries to help Iowa State beat Tulsa 38-21 on Thursday night.
Jeff Woody had for three short scores, and the Cyclones took advantage of four Tulsa turnovers to improve to 1-2. Tulsa dropped to 1-3.
Games cancelled: Michigan State has granted Alabama's request to drop two future meetings from the schedule.
The Crimson Tide asked to cancel the football games scheduled for 2016 and 2017.
Alabama athletic director Bill Battle said Thursday the school made the request because of "the uncertainty of the conference football schedule in those years."
Johnson staying positive: Calvin Johnson is trying to stay positive after Nate Burleson's injury.
Burleson was coming off a big game last weekend at Washington, but he broke his arm in a car crash early Tuesday, so now the Lions will have to rely on Johnson and a number of less proven options at wide receiver. That didn't work out well last season, when Burleson hurt his leg and the Lions slumped to a 4-12 finish.
NFL on Twitter: The National Football league struck a deal to show game highlights and other video content on Twitter ahead of the short messaging service's initial public offering of stock.
The deal is part of Twitter's "Amplify" program, which lets TV broadcasters show ad-supported video clips in users' Twitter feeds.
Team calls it quits: It was a question with no right answer that tugged heavy at the hearts of Damon Janes' teammates when the 16-year-old died after a hit in a high school football game: Should the season go on?
The Westfield-Brocton Wolverines' varsity players took a paper-ballot vote and decided that the pain was too great, that their season would end after just two games.
Blue Jackets lose: Nathan Gerbe scored his second goal of the game with 38 seconds remaining to lift the Carolina Hurricanes to a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in a preseason game Thursday night.
Ice won't melt: The NHL is confident the ice won't melt on its plan to play outdoor hockey in sunny Southern California.
The Los Angeles Kings will take on the Anaheim Ducks on Jan. 25 at Dodger Stadium, the iconic baseball venue nestled high in the hills above downtown.