Sports News-December 13, 2013
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Florida State freshman quarterback Jameis Winston has come away with the Walter Camp player of the year award and the Davey O'Brien Trophy as the nation's top quarterback. Fellow Heisman finalist Andre Williams of Boston College has won the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation's top running back. Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron has captured the Maxwell Award, given to college football's player of the year.
Peyton Manning threw for 289 yards and two touchdowns, but the San Diego Chargers controlled the ball for almost 39 minutes in a 27-20 win over the Broncos in Denver. Ryan Mathews had 127 yards on 29 carries, including a 23-yard scoring run that put the Chargers ahead 24-10 early in the second half. Philip Rivers tossed two touchdown passes to Keenan Allen as San Diego improved to 7-7 and dropped the Broncos to 11-3.
Denver police say at least three people were stabbed in a parking lot at Sports Authority Stadium Field at Mile High after the Broncos' game last night. They say a fourth person may have been stabbed, but that person left the scene. Police have several people in custody and are not currently looking for other suspects. None had been formally charged as of just after midnight. A police spokesman says one of the victims was initially in critical condition, but all are conscious and talking. He describes the scene as "chaotic" and says police are trying to figure out what led up to the fight and whether the men had attended the game.
Defending national champion Texas' road back to the NCAA volleyball final four runs through familiar territory in Nebraska. The Cornhuskers parted ways with Texas in 2011 when they joined the Big Ten. But the old Big XII rivals are on a collision course in the Lincoln Regional. The top-seeded 25-2 Longhorns take a 21-match win streak into their semifinal against 34-2 American this evening at 5:00. They'll play the eighth seeded 25-6 Huskers on Saturday if Nebraska beats ninth seeded 26-3 San Diego tonight at 7:00. Other regionals are in Lexington, Ky., Champaign, Ill., and Los Angeles. Winners move to the final four next week in Seattle. Texas beat Nebraska in a five-set match in Austin in September and has won six of the last eight meetings with the Huskers.
Low demand has led to the cancellation of a charter flight that had been lined up to take Nebraska football fans to Jacksonville, Florida, for the Gator Bowl. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Pennsylvania-based Collegiate Athletics canceled the Southwest Airlines 137-seat charter that was to fly travelers who booked through Executive Travel of Lincoln, AAA Nebraska and Allied Tour & Travel of Norfolk. Executive Travel's Steve Glenn said it's the first time in 27 years that he's had a charter to a bowl game canceled. Nebraska is playing BCS 22nd ranked Georgia for the second straight year in a bowl game. Last year Georgia beat the Huskers 45-31 in the Capital One Bowl.
A person familiar with the negotiations says the Detroit Tigers have added depth to their bullpen by working out a one-year contract with Joba Chamberlain. The hard-throwing, right-hander was 2-1 with one save and a career-high 4.93 ERA in 45 games for the New York Yankees last season. The former Nebraska Cornhusker, Chamberlain, was 23-14 with five saves with a 3.85 ERA in 260 games over seven seasons with the Yankees.
The NCAA announced Wednesday that Wayne State was awarded the host site for the 2014 NCAA Division II Central Region Cross Country Championships. The event will be held November 22, 2014 at the Wayne Country Club. It marks the fifth time since 2003 that WSC has hosted a regional cross country meet. Wayne State College has hosted NCAA regional cross country meets in 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2010. The school will also host the 2014 Northern Sun Conference Cross Country Championships two weeks prior to running the regional meet in Wayne.
Local Schedule: Lincoln SW at Nfk High (G&B BB-6:00); Nfk Cath at Wahoo Bishop Neumann (G&B BB-6:00); LHNE at Omaha Concordia (G&B BB-6:30); Nfk High at High Plains Community Inv. At Central CC, Columbus (WR-10:30); LHNE at North Platte St. Patrick's Inv. (WR-3:00); NECC at Hutchinson CC, KS (MBB-7:30); Concordia JV at NECC (WBB-6:00); San Diego at Nebraska (NCAA VB Tourn.-7:00); Minnesota St. At WSC (W&M BB-6:00).
This Evening: The Pierce girls & boys basketball teams host Boone Central/Newman Grove starting with the girls game at 6:30. The boys game will follow at approximately 8:00. Pregame coverage at approximately 6:10 on Literock 97.5 & Literock97.com.
Saturday Morning: Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM from Hy-Vee East. This week: Nfk High's Ben Ries & Tony Brown; Nfk Cath's Tim Kassmeier; LHNE's Josh Clark & Jesse Peters; & NECC's Matt Svehla.
Saturday Evening: The Norfolk High girls & boys basketball squads are at Omaha Burke starting with the girls game at 5:30. The boys game will follow at approximately 7:00. Pregame coverage at approximately 5:10 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.
Local Scores: Nfk High 63 Sioux City West 13 (WR Dual); Nfk Cath 40 Wayne 36 (WR Dual); Nebraska-Omaha 102 Eureka 54 (WBB).
Anselmo-Merna 57, SMC 26
Beatrice 67, Crete 50
Bellevue West 54, Omaha North 45
Blue Hill 55, Superior 34
Boone Central/Newman Grove 76, Central City 26
Centennial 52, Sandy Creek 29
Crawford 43, Hay Springs 24
CWC 44, North Central 41
Elkhorn Mount Michael 66, Knox Grammar, Australia 62
Ewing 63, Allen 34
Falls City Sacred Heart 64, Hiawatha, Kan. 46
Gering 76, Mitchell 37
Howells/Dodge 73, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 38
Lewiston 50, College View Academy 39
Lexington 54, Holdrege 46
Nebraska City 67, Conestoga 29
Omaha Roncalli 68, Boys Town 67
Osceola 45, East Butler 21
Randolph 35, Ponca 29
Scribner-Snyder 48, Cedar Bluffs 40
Sioux City, North, Iowa 78, South Sioux City 53
Southern Valley 60, Gothenburg 48
Sutton 48, Cross County 14
Syracuse 63, Johnson-Brock 20
Weeping Water 59, Raymond Central 43
West Point-Beemer 62, North Bend Central 37
Winnebago 82, Omaha Nation 38
Wood River 60, St. Paul 45
York 63, Waverly 54
Campbell County Tournament
Scottsbluff 72, Rock Springs, Wyo. 59
McCook 56, Norton, Kan. 29
POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS
Malcolm vs. Louisville, ppd. to Jan 30.
Bellevue West 62, Omaha North 17
Bishop Neumann 70, Boys Town 13
Blue Hill 56, Superior 39
Boone Central/Newman Grove 56, Central City 50
College View Academy 44, Lewiston 25
Crete 43, Beatrice 33
CWC 50, North Central 35
East Butler 34, Osceola 21
Ewing 29, Allen 16
Exeter/Milligan 49, Dorchester 25
Falls City Sacred Heart 64, Hiawatha, Kan. 46
Gothenburg 52, Southern Valley 43
Holdrege 60, Lexington 19
Humphrey St. Francis 47, Cedar Valley 15
Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 46, Howells/Dodge 39
Kearney Catholic 66, Adams Central 42
Mitchell 37, Gering 36
Nebraska City 50, Conestoga 39
Nebraska Lutheran 48, Northland Lutheran, Wis. 31
Omaha Duchesne Academy 58, Blair 36
Platteview 66, Omaha Mercy 25
Ravenna 69, Ord 42
Raymond Central 51, Weeping Water 41
Sandy Creek 43, Centennial 21
Scribner-Snyder 44, Cedar Bluffs 30
SMC 31, Anselmo-Merna 28
South Sioux City 85, Sioux City, North, Iowa 56
St. Paul 37, Wood River 33
Sutton 52, Cross County 25
Syracuse 47, Johnson-Brock 25
West Point-Beemer 47, North Bend Central 31
Winnebago 79, Omaha Nation 51
York 55, Waverly 48
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Brooklyn 102 L-A Clippers 93
Final Portland 111 Houston 104
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Columbus 4 N-Y Rangers 2
Final Philadelphia 2 Montreal 1
Final Ottawa 2 Buffalo 1
Final 2OT Tampa Bay 2 Detroit 1 (SO Tampa Bay 1-0)
Final 2OT Colorado 4 Winnipeg 3 (SO Colorado 2-0)
Final Nashville 3 Dallas 1
Final St. Louis 6 Toronto 3
Final OT Calgary 2 Carolina 1
Final Phoenix 6 N-Y Islanders 3
Final Boston 4 Edmonton 2
Final San Jose 3 Minnesota 1
TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 5) Kentucky 96 DePaul 85
Final (11) Colorado 83 Denver 61
Final (16) Georgia 81 Belmont 55
Final (17) Iowa St. 83 (21) Iowa 70