Sports News-November 27, 2012
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The Carolina Panthers are the latest team to embarrass the Eagles in Philadelphia. Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two others as the Panthers handed the Eagles their seventh straight loss, 30-22. Newton was 18-26 for 306 yards, and he also ran 14 times for 52 yards. He closed the scoring by running for a two-yard TD with 4:40 remaining. Philadelphia's Bryce Brown set a club rookie record with 178 yards rushing, including TD runs of 65 and 5 yards but he also lost two fumbles and was stopped on fourth-and-one at the Carolina 40 to end a fourth-quarter drive. Both teams are 3-8.
The NFL has decided not to suspend Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for his actions against Houston quarterback Matt Schaub in a Thanksgiving Day game. League spokesman Greg Aiello announced the decision yesterday on his Twitter account, adding the "incident' will be reviewed for a potential fine. Suh's left cleat connected with Schaub's groin area after he threw a pass. The former Nebraska Cornhusker was on his chest after being taken down by an offensive lineman and extended his left foot to hit Schaub below the belt.
The Creighton men’s basketball team has jumped from 14th to eleventh in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and move up from twelfth to eleventh in the USA Today Coaches poll released yesterday. The 6-0 Bluejays are coming off wins in the last week over Longwood, Wisconsin, and Arizona State. Indiana remains number one in the AP Top 25. Duke, Michigan, Ohio State, and Louisville round out the top five. Also, Creighton’s Doug McDermott was named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week. It’s the second time this season he’s been honored and seventh honor in his career. Creighton will be in action next on Wednesday when they host 4-1 Boise State at 7:05.
Fifteen Nebraska football players were honored by the Big Ten Conference yesterday, earning all-conference honors as announced by the league office. Five Huskers were named first-team All-Big Ten selections by either the conference coaches or a media panel. Offensive guard Spencer Long was a first-team selection by both the coaches and the media, the lone Husker to receive first-team accolades on both teams. Joining Long on the coaches first team was quarterback Taylor Martinez. Three Huskers joined Long on the media's All-Big Ten first team. Place-kicker Brett Maher, defensive end Eric Martin and safety Daimion Stafford both picked up first-team accolades. Nebraska was also well-represented on both the second-team and honorable-mention listings from both the coaches and the media. Offensively, those selected to the coaches second team included I-back Ameer Abdullah, wide receiver Kenny Bell and offensive tackle Jeremiah Sirles. The coaches' second-team defense included Martin, Stafford, defensive tackle Baker Steinkuhler and linebacker Will Compton. Martinez, Bell and Sirles were each selected to the second-team offensive unit by the conference media panel. Several Huskers received honorable-mention all-conference honors from one or both of the sources. Tight end Ben Cotton, cornerback Ciante Evans, center Justin Jackson and safety P.J. Smith earned honors from the coaches, while Abdullah, Compton, Cotton, Evans, Jackson, Maher, tight end Kyler Reed, Smith and Steinkuhler were honorable-mention All-Big Ten selections by the media. In addition, I-back Rex Burkhead was chosen as Nebraska's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree.
The Nebraska-Omaha hockey team moved up in one weekly poll after a pair of wins last week. The Mavericks are ranked 13th in the latest poll from the website USCHO.com, their third straight week in that site's top 20 rankings. The Mavs remain 14th in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine. UNO returns to action on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 when they visit third ranked Minnesota. Nebraska-Omaha is 8-3-1 overall and 4-1-1 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
Wayne State head men’s basketball coach Paul Combs announced yesterday that two players to the Wildcat recruiting class for 2013-14. Joining the 2013 recruiting class are Joel Heesch of Wisconsin and Victor Scott of Chicago, Illinois. Heesch is a 6’3 guard from Mauston High School in Wisconsin where he is a three year starter and four year letter winner in basketball. Last season as a junior, he was the third leading scorer in the entire state of Wisconsin averaging 25.7 points per game to go with seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals per contest. Scott is a 6’2 guard that will transfer to Wayne State after playing two seasons at Division I Chicago State. He averaged 7.2 points and 3.0 rebounds per game as a sophomore in 2010-11 at Chicago State.
The Northeast Hawks basketball teams earned a sweep last night of the Mt. Marty JV at the Cox Activities Center. In the men’s game, Northeast routed their foe 95-58. K.J. Bluford led four players in double figures with 20 points. He was 6-10 from three-point range. Teammate Sean McGary had 16 points, four assists, and two steals. Cody Pinder added twelve points and seven rebounds. Teammate Jabbar Washington contributed ten points, seven assists, six steals, and six rebounds. The Hawks led 51-31 at halftime and improve to 6-3 on the season. They’ve won four games in a row. The Northeast women whipped the Mt. Marty JV in their game 79-47 to improve to 10-0 on the year. The win gives the school their second best start in program history. The Hawks’ Jaylan Spencer led three players in double figures with 15 points, six rebounds, and four steals. Teammate A.J. Johnson had 13 points, five assists, and three steals. Ivana Vuletic added ten points and blocked two shots. Northeast led 36-26 at half-time. The Hawks best start in program history was in 1998-99 when they ran out to a 13-0 record.
106 KIX & Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM has announced its upcoming basketball broadcast schedule. The 34 game docket features the Norfolk High boys & girls, Norfolk Catholic boys & girls, Lutheran High Northeast boys & girls, and the Northeast Hawks men & women. The schedule highlights include Norfolk Panthers boys games at Omaha North, Lincoln Northeast, South Sioux City, Lincoln High, Omaha Burke, Fremont, and Lincoln Southeast. The docket also features the Norfolk Catholic boys visiting Lutheran High Northeast on December 11th and the Norfolk Catholic boys taking on Boys Town at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island on February 9th. The schedule tips off on Saturday when the Northeast Hawks men’s team visits Council Bluffs, Iowa to play Cloud County Community College at 3:00.
Local Schedule: Nebraska at Wake Forest (MBB-8:15); York at WSC (MBB-7:00.).
Local Scores: NECC 95 Mt. Marty JV 58 (MBB); NECC 79 Mt. Marty JV 47 (WBB).
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final OT Brooklyn 96 New York 89
Final San Antonio 118 Washington 92
Final Detroit 108 Portland 101
Final Oklahoma City 114 Charlotte 69
Final Memphis 84 Cleveland 78
Final Milwaukee 93 Chicago 92
Final Utah 105 Denver 103
Final New Orleans 105 L-A Clippers 98
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final (10) Kansas 70 San Jose St. 57
TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 7) Louisville 79 UT-Martin 61