Despite the injury, brave Kevin Ware called to his teammates to “win the game, win the game”. Ware, a guard with the Louisville Cardinals, landed awkwardly during yesterday’s game against Duke University and broke his leg in two places. It is being dubbed one of the sport’s worst injuries EVER with coach Rick Pitino saying “I’ve not seen that in my life”.
Ware’s best friend on the team, Chane Behanan, collapsed to his knees and looked like he was going to be sick. He said: “The bone was literally out. I saw white, it was literally out. I’ve never seen anything like that. I don’t remember the last time I cried.”
The horrified crowd fell silent and some of Ware’s teammates cried when they saw the gruesome injury. Medics rushed onto the court and covered his leg with towels due to the graphic nature of the break. CBS, the US television channel showing the game, had to stop showing replays of the nasty fall.
After the accident, Ware’s team went more than three-minutes without scoring but went on to win the match 85-63.
Kentucky received the news it dreaded Wednesday when freshman forward was declared out for the season with a torn ACL in his left knee. Noel tore the ligament on Tuesday night when No. 25 Kentucky lost at Florida. An MRI revealed the injury, and the 6-foot-10 forward will have surgery in the next two or three weeks. The projected recovery period is six-to-eight months.
Noel’s injury deals a serious postseason blow for the defending national champions, who had appeared to be gaining some footing after struggling earlier this season while trying to blend in four freshmen. Leading the way defensively for the Wildcats was Noel, who began Tuesday first in the nation with 4.5 blocks per game. The rookie took a positive approach to the diagnosis, posting on Twitter, “Minor setback for a MAJOR comeback! I love you all and can’t thank y’all enough for the prayers.”
Noel was hurt with 8 minutes left in the Wildcats’ 69-52 loss to the seventh-ranked Gators. He ran into the basket support after blocking a layup from behind. Noel landed awkwardly, dropped to the floor and started screaming while clutching his knee. Noel had eight points, six rebounds and three blocks before the injury.
A student, baseball athlete at Spartanburg Methodist College is facing charges that he tried to rape a woman at an apartment where he and others had gathered earlier.
Authorities say 19-year-old Taylor Randall Childers of Royston, Ga., is charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct. He’s a student at Spartanburg Methodist College.
The authorities say Childers and some other men were drinking at the female victim’s apartment with her and her roommates. After the men left, Childers is accused of returning early Friday and assaulting a woman as she slept on the couch.
She fought her attacker, who left his clothes behind when he ran.
Childers is being held at the Spartanburg County Detention Center.
Oregon is known for it’s flashy facilities and uniforms (thanks to Nike) but Baylor is stepping up. They’ve garnered attention thanks to Heisman winner and Rookie of the Year nominee Robert Griffin III and they’re continuing to bring more attention to it’s football program. These new football helmets are guaranteed to make sure you see them coming.
Both the women’s and men’s basketball teams will be in action this Saturday, Jan. 12 as the women host Brenau University and the men will host Martin Methodist College in the Garrick-Boykin Human Development Center in Sumter.
Tip-offs are set for 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., respectively.
The South Carolina Gamecocks beat the Clemson Tigers 27-17 at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina on Saturday night, before a crowd of more than 82,000 fans. It marked the fourth straight season that South Carolina had beaten their arch-rivals.
Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier picked up his 65th career win at USC to become the winningest football coach in school history, surpassing Rex Enright.
Back-up quarterback Dylan Thompson, filling in for Connor Shaw who sprained his foot last week against Wofford, threw for three touchdowns, and Jadeveon Clowney had four and a half sacks in the Gamecocks victory. Clowney has 13 sacks this year to set a Gamecocks single-season record.
“It felt like anything I tossed up was going in,” Taylor said afterward, which suggests he’s not too concerned about the 56 shots he actually missed in this game. The 5-foot-10 sophomore from Wisconsin finished 52-of-108 from the field and 27-of-71 from 3-point range – Yes, Taylor really did launch 71 3-pointers – in 36 minutes. He has now scored 185 points in three games this season, meaning Taylor is averaging — ready for this? — 61.7 points per game for the Division-III school in Iowa known for its exciting style of play featuring a constant full-court press and really, really fast-paced attack.
Taylor scored his 100th point with a little more than eight minutes remaining while teammate Griffin Lentsch — who scored a then-Division-III-record 89 points a mere 366 days ago — finished with only seven. Meantime, David Larson scored 70 for Faith Baptist Bible. That’s not bad. But it’s not 138, either.
Morris College Hornets (1-2) will be on the road against Francis Marion University (0-0) tomorrow night, Monday (Nov. 19) at 7 p.m. at Francis Marion. General admission to the game is $8 for adults and $5 for students (FMU students are admitted free with ID). The contest will be televised live on Channel 11 of Florence’s Time Warner Cable system as well as streamed on the internet at http://www.ustream.tv/fmupatriots
FMU leads the all-time series with Morris 19-10, with the Patriots defeating the Hornets last season in a close game 90-87.
What a great way to start of a THANKSGIVING WEEK!!!
The South Carolina State Bulldogs (5-6 overall, 4-4 MEAC) close out the regular season with a, 27-13 victory over Savannah State (1-10, 0-8 MEAC) Saturday at Dawson Stadium/Jeffries Field. South Carolina State saluted and honored 17 seniors who played their final home game against Savannah State on the day.
Red-shirt junior quarterback Richard Cue (6-1, 180) finished with 214 yards pass throwing 14-of-33-2 for two touchdowns in the victory. Freshman Tamarrick Hemingway (6-5, 210) led the receiving corps with five catches for 81 yards.
The Bulldogs defense was spearheaded by senior linebacker Cortney Ingram (5-10, 190) with 10 tackles to close out his career. Sophomore’s Andrew Carter (6-1, 240) and Justin Hughes (6-1, 220) each added 10 tackles, two sacks, and two tackles for loss on the day.
“First I would like to thank those seniors who played their heart out for SC State, this football team, and our coaches and me,” said SC State head coach Buddy Pough. “We when thru some things this year that we are not accustomed to, but we made it thru the storm.”