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BCS To Replace Former PSU Prez As Oversight Chair
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock says a replacement for former Penn State President Graham Spanier as Bowl Championship Series presidential oversight committee chairman will come from another board member in the next few weeks.
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Carrier Classic Highest-Rated ESPN November Game
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- The Carrier Classic, the outdoor college basketball game played on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson, received ESPN's highest-ever rating for a game played in November.
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Experts: Tough Legal Fight Ahead For NBA Players
(AP) -- Now that NBA players are preparing to take the labor fight with the owners to the courtroom, some legal experts expect them to face a daunting challenge in an antitrust lawsuit.
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Cardinals Choose Matheny As La Russa's Successor
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals say they will announce the hiring of Mike Matheny as manager during a news conference Monday.
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Toews, Montador Score Twice, Blackhawks, Top Oilers
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jonathan Toews and Steve Montador each scored twice to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-3 on Sunday night for their third straight victory.
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Bears Dominate Stafford, Lions
CHICAGO (AP) -- Charles Tillman and Major Wright returned interceptions for touchdowns early in the third quarter, and the Chicago Bears picked off Matthew Stafford four times to beat the Detroit Lions 37-13 in a heated game on Sunday.
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Rams Edge Bungling Browns 13-12
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Phil Dawson missed a 22-yard field goal attempt after a bounced snap with just over two minutes left, giving the St. Louis Rams a 13-12 win over the Cleveland Browns, who again failed to score a touchdown at home and couldn't count on their steady kicker to bail them out.
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Illini LB Out For Regular Season With Wounded Hand
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois linebacker Trulon Henry will miss the rest of the regular season after he was shot in the hand during a large house party near campus.
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President Of Pa. Charity Linked To Abuse Resigns
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- The president of the charity linked to the Penn State child sex-abuse scandal says he's resigned.
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NBA Players Meet To Discuss League's Proposal
NEW YORK (AP) -- Joined by superstars such as Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony, player representatives from NBA teams are meeting to discuss the league's proposal for a new labor deal.
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Local Sports Roundup 11/13/11
Stark County beats Mercer County in football playoffs, and GHS places 3rd at Sectional Swim Meet.
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Toussaint Helps #22 Michigan Beat Illini
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Fitzgerald Toussaint ran for 192 yards and a touchdown and backup quarterback Devin Gardner threw a key TD pass to lead No. 22 Michigan past Illinois 31-14 on Saturday.
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South Dakota St Beats WIU
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) -- Austin Sumner threw for 208 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score Saturday as South Dakota State defeated Western Illinois 27-7.
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SIU Beats EIU in Spoo Finale
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Jewel Hampton and Kory Faulkner rushed for two touchdowns apiece, and Southern Illinois spoiled the final game of Eastern Illinois coach Bob Spoo's career with a 45-28 win Saturday.
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#12 Penn State Falls to #19 Nebraska
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Capping the worst week in school history, No. 12 Penn State nearly overcame a 17-point deficit but was stopped short on a 4th-and-1 late in a 17-14 loss Saturday to No. 19 Nebraska.
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At Paterno's House, a Quiet Calm As Game is Played
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State is playing football without Joe Paterno, but his presence is everywhere on campus.
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College Basketball: Dayton Pulls Away to Beat WIU
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Josh Benson scored 21 points and Dayton shut down Western Illinois in the second half to win 87-58 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.
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Stewart and Edwards Qualify 8th and 9th at Phoenix
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Matt Kenseth has won the pole at Phoenix International Raceway, grabbing the top spot late in Saturday's qualifying session.
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Hornish, Jr. Captures 1st NASCAR Victory
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Sam Hornish Jr. raced to his first NASCAR victory and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. took a big step toward the Nationwide Series season title when Elliott Sadler was taken out late at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday.
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Local Sports Schedule 11/12/11
Meet the Streaks Night is Saturday, and high school football playoffs continue.
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Ex-Coach Accused of Using Charity to Assault Boys
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Prosecutors say Jerry Sandusky used the charity he founded to find boys and sexually assault them.
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Searching for Truth, Penn State Moves Past Paterno
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State's board of trustees and the university's new president have vowed to seek the truth behind a child sex abuse scandal that has vexed students and alumni and has threatened its reputation.
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Candles Try to Brighten a Dark Week at Penn State
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Candles, not police lights, have lit Penn State's campus as thousands of students and supporters gather for the victims in a child sex abuse scandal roiling one of the nation's largest universities.
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Illinois Opens With Win Over Loyola Chicago
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Meyers Leonard scored 15 points and had six blocks and Brandon Paul added 14 points to lead Illinois to a 67-49 season-opening win over Loyola Chicago on Friday.
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Fresno State Tops ISU
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Kevin Olekaibe scored 14 of his game-high 18 points in the second half as Fresno State rallied for a 55-47 nonconference victory over Illinois State on Friday night in both teams' season opener.
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Purdue Crushes NIU
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Robbie Hummel scored 21 points to help Purdue defeat Northern Illinois 96-34 Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
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Emery Makes 24 Saves in Blackhawks Win Over Flames
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago backup Ray Emery made 24 saves, and Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Viktor Stalberg and Patrick Kane scored to lead the Blackhawks to a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.
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Bears' Hester Has Injured Ankle
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears approach Sunday's game with the Detroit Lions uncertain over the status of wide receiver Devin Hester.
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Rams Defense Improving Even if Wins are Rare
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams' defense had its best day of the season last weekend.
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AP Source: Marlins Meet With Free-Agent Pujols
MIAMI (AP) -- A person familiar with discussions between Albert Pujols and the Florida Marlins says the free-agent slugger is visiting the team Friday.
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