Sports News-January 4, 2012
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Brendan Gibbons drilled a 37-yard field goal
down the middle in overtime to lift 13th-ranked Michigan to a 23-20
victory over 17th-ranked Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl last
night. The victory capped an impressive 11-2 debut season for head
coach Brady Hoke (hohk), who has led the Wolverines back to
prominence with a BCS bowl victory.
UNDATED (AP)-The Associated Press and the NFL will announce the
annual league awards, including Most Valuable Player, in a two-hour
prime-time special "NFL Honors" to air on NBC on Super Bowl eve,
Feb. 4. All seven AP NFL awards will be presented live from the
Murat Theater in Indianapolis during a show hosted by Alec Baldwin.
UNDATED (AP) - San Diego's Norv Turner got a job reprieve, Lovie
Smith is safe in Chicago and Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey
Lurie says Andy Reid will be back for a 14th season as coach. But
changes are coming to the Bears, who fired GM Jerry Angelo and said
offensive coordinator Mike Martz and QBs coach Shane Day won't be
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Gene Bartow, who succeeded John Wooden
at UCLA and later began UAB's program, died last night at 81 after
a nearly two-year battle with stomach cancer. Bartow was one of the
winningest NCAA Division I basketball coaches with 647 wins over 34
seasons, but may be best known as the man who succeeded legendary
John Wooden as UCLA's coach in 1976.
Doug McDermott had 24 points and Creighton never trailed in rolling to a 76-59 victory over Drake last night. The Bluejays, who are 24th in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 but fell out of the AP Top 25 on Monday, scored the game's first eleven points and held a double-digit lead from the 12:49 mark in the first half. McDermott was 9-12 from the field and made all six of his free throws. He also had seven rebounds, matching the game's highest total. Antoine Young had 18 points and six assists, and Gregory Echenique contributed ten points and four blocked shots for Creighton, which shot 60% from the floor in the game. The Bluejays improve to 12-2 overall and are 2-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference.
The Lutheran High Northeast girls basketball team remains undefeated. The Lady Eagles improved to 12-0 last night as they won at Hartington Cedar Catholic 47-32. Liz Gebhardt collected 19 points, four rebounds, and blocked two shots. Kelsey Dinkel also contributed by netting twelve points and seven boards. Lutheran High Northeast led 18-14 at halftime. The Lady Eagles are ranked second in the Omaha World Herald & fourth in the Lincoln Journal Star in Class “C-2”.
Track & Field News magazine ranked former Norfolk High pole vault standout Jeremy Scott first in the United States and ninth in the world rankings. Scott’s career highlights include being the 2009 USA Indoor champion; Runner-up at 2009 & 2003 USA Indoor Championships; Runner-up at 2011 and 2010 USA Outdoor Champs; & the 2002 NCAA D-III national indoor & outdoor champion. Scott graduated from Norfolk High in 1999.
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Saturday Night: The Norfolk Catholic boys basketball team visits Pierce at 8:00. Pregame coverage at 7:40 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.
Local Scores: Nfk Cath 55 Crofton 37 (BBB); (6) Ohio St. 71 Nebraska 40 (MBB); St. Cloud State 64 WSC 47 (MBB); (8) WSC 59 St. Cloud State 50 (WBB).
College Football Bowl Games: (13) Michigan 23 (11) Virginia Tech 20 (OT) (Sugar Bowl).
Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week: Abigael Olson of the West Holt girls basketball team. NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Cleveland 115 Charlotte 101
Final Chicago 76 Atlanta 74
Final Portland 103 Oklahoma City 93
Final Memphis 113 Sacramento 96
Final Utah 85 Milwaukee 73
Final L-A Lakers 108 Houston 99
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Washington 3 Calgary 1
Final Buffalo 4 Edmonton 3
Final 2OT N-Y Islanders 4 Carolina 3 (SO N.Y. Islanders 2-1)
Final Toronto 7 Tampa Bay 3
Final Detroit 5 Dallas 4
Final St. Louis 4 Phoenix 1
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 2) Kentucky 73 UALR 51
Final ( 7) Missouri 87 Oklahoma 49
Final Seton Hall 75 ( 8) UConn 63
Final OT (10) Michigan St. 63 (18) Wisconsin 60
Final (11) Louisville 73 St. John's 58
Final (13) Florida 79 UAB 61
Final Fordham 60 (22) Harvard 54
TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 6) Tennessee 90 Chattanooga 47
Final (10) Rutgers 55 Syracuse 44
Final (14) Louisville 70 Marquette 53
Final (20) DePaul 59 (15) Georgetown 50