(Sports) Coach Suspended & Fined $50K!! For What?

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Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice was suspended for 3 games and fined $50K by the University Thursday. This is coming directly from the school and not the NCAA itself. The school said the fine and suspension were due to a violation by the coach of the athletic department policy. After a little more digging it appears it has to do with the way he may of been talking and acting towards players in practice.

 

(Sports) #PAUSE 2012 Heisman Trophy Finalists Announced

ESPN announced the three players who will be heading to New York for the most prestigious award in college football .  The presentation takes place this Saturday, Dec. 8th at Best Buy Theatre in Times Square.  It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but check out who made the list…

Johnny Manziel, the redshirt freshman quarterback from Texas A&M,  Manti Te’o, Notre Dame’s star linebacker, along with Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, were invited Monday to attend the Heisman presentation ceremony.

Manziel is the favorite to win college football’s most famous player of the year award on Saturday night in Manhattan. He would be the first freshman to win the Heisman and the first Texas A&M player since halfback John David Crow won the school’s only Heisman in 1957.

(Sports) Gamecocks Beat Clemson 4th straight year

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.

(Sports) Grinnell College’s Jack Taylor Scores NCAA Record 138 points

“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.

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(Sports) SCSU Bulldogs End Season With Win Over Tigers

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.”

(Sports) No. 10 Clemson roughs up Duke 56-20

Tajh Boyd threw for 344 yards and tied a school record with five touchdown passes for the second straight week to help No. 10 Clemson beat Duke 56-20 on Saturday night.

DeAndre Hopkins caught 3 of those TD tosses in the opening quarter for the Tigers (8-1, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who scored 42 points by halftime and rolled to their fifth straight win – all by at least 14 points. Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant also had first-half touchdown catches, helping Clemson rack up nearly 500 yards by halftime and 718 for the game.

The win moved Clemson into a tie with No. 9 Florida State atop the ACC’s Atlantic Division, though the Seminoles beat the Tigers in September for the head-to-head tiebreaker in the division race to reach the ACC championship game.

The loss dropped Duke (6-4, 3-3) a game behind Miami for the Coastal Division lead.

(Sports) USC Marcus Lattimore out indefinitely after knee injury vs. Tennessee

South Carolina All-American Marcus Lattimore may have suffered a season-ending injury for the second straight year after a knee injury against Tennessee. With his Gamecocks up 21-14 and 4:45 remaining in the second quarter, Lattimore carried off left tackle and was met by Volunteer defenders Herman Lathers and Eric Gordon. Gordon’s helmet appeared to make direct contact with Lattimore’s right knee, which buckled in stomach-turning fashion.

The school announced after No. 17 South Carolina’s 38-35 win that Lattimore was out indefinitely. Lattimore missed the final six games of last season after tearing ligaments in his right knee against Mississippi State. He needed surgery and about six months of rehab before he was cleared to return to practice.

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Lattimore lay on the ground in obvious distress before being carted off the field. In a touching gesture, players from both sidelines emptied onto the field to wish the junior the best as he departed the field.

Lattimore was taken off the field on a cart and went to the hospital for further evaluation. Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier didn’t give details of the injury, only that it was every bit as devastating as the one to Lattimore’s left knee last fall at Mississippi State. Lattimore had surgery to repair ligaments and cartilage, then needed six months of rehabilitation and recovery before he was cleared to return to action.

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(Sports) SC State Takes On Howard In Pivotal MEAC Showdown

HOMECOMING!!! HOMECOMING!!! HOMECOMING!!! HOMECOMING!!!

The South Carolina State Bulldogs look to keep up their winning ways when they host the Bison of Howard University in a pivotal Mid-Eastern Athletic clashing at Dawson Stadium/Jeffries Field. Kickoff is 1:30 p.m.

The Bison are looking to keep their championships hopes alive with a victory over the Bulldogs, while SC State seeks to continue their winning ways to avoid its first losing season in 11 years under Pough.

SETTING THE SCENE: This will be the 42nd meeting between the two teams in school history dating back to 1971, with the Bulldogs leading the series 31-10 over the Bison. SC State shutout Howard 10-0 in their first ever meeting, meanwhile in 2011 the Bulldogs dominated the Bison 31-0 in Washington, DC. Coach Pough is 9-1 vs. Howard. Howard’s head coach Gary “Flea” Harrell is 0-1 vs. SC State.

THE COACHES: SC STATE’S BUDDY POUGH (SC STATE ’75) is in his 11th season as head coach at his alma mater and owns and 85-38 overall record and a 66-19 MEAC. HOWARD’S GARY”FLEA” HARRELL (HOWARD ’94) is in his second season as Howard’s head coach. Harrell has the Bison off to their best start at 5-2 since 1993.

(Sports) Clemson vs.Virginia Tech 12:00PM

The Clemson Tigers had high expectations heading into this season, starting out the season ranked 14th in the coaches’ poll. Of all teams in the ACC, they had the best chance to play in the BCS title game.

All they have done to backup the hype this season is go 5-1 in their first six games with their only loss coming to No. 4 Florida State on the road. Going into Week 5, they have lived up to the hype as Tajh Boyd has led the Tigers into BCS contention.

However, their schedule has been a little weak this season. Continue reading

(Sports) SDSU Student Wins a New Car By Hitting a Half Court Shot at Midnight Madness!

Friday marked the official day of NCAA basketball and tons of division I schools held celebrations such as Syracuse’s “Orange Madness” and Missouri’s “Mizzou Madness”.  San Diego State held their own festivities and somebody won big!  Read more after the jump.

A student named Craig Horlbeck drained a half court shot and won himself a brand new car!

(Sports) Missouri Guard Keion Bell Dunks Over 6 People!

Missouri guard Keion Bell is one of the most athletic players in the nation, and he put that athleticism on display once again on Friday night as Missouri kicked off its season with the annual Mizzou Madness.  Bell won the dunk contest when he closed out the night by dunking cleanly over six people.

 

 

(Sports) Defending women’s champ Baylor Big 12 pick

Defending national champion Baylor, with All-America center Brittney Griner returning from a 40-0 season, is the overwhelming pick to win the Big 12 again.

The Lady Bears got the maximum nine first-place votes in the preseason voting by coaches, who weren’t allowed to vote for their own team. Baylor has won the last two Big 12 titles.

The preseason vote had Oklahoma and Big 12 newcomer West Virginia tied for second, followed by Kansas and Texas. The rest of the picks, in order, were Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Kansas State and TCU.

Oklahoma State last season won the WNIT championship. The Big 12 has ranked No. 1 in conference RPI for the past five seasons.