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Georgetown announced on Monday that they have hired former Georgetown alumni Patrick Ewing as head coach.
John Thompson III, who is the son of John Thompson, was fired last month after consecutive losing seasons.
Ewing has been an assistant coach with the Charlotte Hornets , Washington Wizards , Houston Rockets the and Orlando Magics and spent every July coaching the Hornets’ summer league team.
Ewing issued a statement about his hire at Georgetown
“My four years at Georgetown were the best of my life,” Ewing said in a statement issued by the school. “Georgetown is my home and it is a great honor for me to return to my alma mater and serve as the next head coach. I have been preparing to be a head coach for many years and can’t wait to return to the Hilltop.”
Ewing was a three-time All-American at Georgetown, a fearsome presence in the paint who led the Hoyas to three straight national title games.
“Of all the players that have gone from superstardom to putting in the time and paying their dues to becoming a head coach, Patrick deserves this probably more than any player ever,” said Miami Heat president Pat Riley, who coached Ewing with the Knicks. “I am absolutely delighted for him and I think he’ll do a great job at Georgetown. Patrick Ewing was the first. He has come home.”
Congrats to Patrick Ewing on his first job as head coach.
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According to a report by ESPN , Fab Melo, the 22nd overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, has died at the age of 26.
According to the Military Police, Melo, who had been playing professionally in his home country, was found dead in his home Saturday morning.
“We don’t know the cause yet,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim told ESPN. “It’s so hard right now, so hard to believe. It’s a sad, sad day.”
Melo played for Jim Boeheim for two years, where he was suspended during the 2011-2012 season, and then was declared ineligible for the NCAA tournament due to academic issues. Syracuse fell short of a Final Four berth that year. Melo’s academic ineligibility ended up being part of a larger investigation that resulted in NCAA sanctions that wiped all 34 of Syracuse’s wins from the record book.
After he finished playing Syracuse , Melo was drafted 22nd overall by the Boston Celtics in 2012. He briefly spent time playing with the Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks organizations before joining a Brazilian league in 2014.
In 2014, he first signed with a Brazilian team, Club Athletico Paulistano.
This season Melo had played for Uniceub-BRB-Brasilia.
“He was a really good kid, and it’s not fair that he will be defined by one thing, a 10-page paper,” Boeheim told ESPN. “He worked his tail off to become a really good player, and was a nice kid.”
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Broderick Earl-Ross, who is the starting quarterback at McMurry University which is a Division III school and is located in Abilene, Texas , was the third football player arrested for murder on Saturday in connection with the shooting death of a Fort Worth man earlier this month.
The victim, Chris-Dion Russell, 29, was shot at an apartment complex in Fort Worth , TX.
Russell, led the Hawks in passing and rushing yards last season as a freshman.
Two other McMurray football players, Ryan McBeth and Dontrell Dock, were arrested Wednesday. They're also facing capital murder charges.
Capital murder in Texas carries a penalty of life imprisonment or death.
The following statement was provided to KTAB/KRBC from McMurry University officials Wednesday:
"McMurry University is aware of a reported incident involving three of its students and is cooperating with authorities. As the incident involves students' person educational records, we are not at liberty to discuss the matter further."
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Here is a list of The College Football Bowl Games
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016
AFR Celebration Bowl
NC Central vs. Grambling State` Georgia Dome Atlanta, GA Noon / ABC
Gildan New Mexico Bowl
New Mexico vs. UTSA University Stadium Albuquerque, NM 2pm / ESPN
Las Vegas Bowl
Houston vs. San Diego State Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas, NV 3:30pm / ABC
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
Appalachian State vs. Toledo Cramton Bowl Montgomery, AL 5:30pm / ESPN
AutoNation Cure Bowl
UCF vs. Arkansas State Camping World Stadium Orlando, FL 5:30pm / CBSSN
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Southern Miss vs. UL Lafayette Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA 9pm / ESPN
Monday, Dec. 19, 2016
Miami Beach Bowl
Central Michigan vs. Tulsa Marlins Park Miami, FL 2:30pm / ESPN
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016
Boca Raton Bowl
Memphis vs. Western Kentucky FAU Stadium Boca Raton, FL 7pm / ESPN
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016
San Diego County CU Poinsettia Bowl
BYU vs. Wyoming Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, CA 9pm / ESPN
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Idaho vs. Colorado State Albertson's Stadium Boise, ID 7pm / ESPN
Friday, Dec. 23, 2016
Popeyes Bahamas Bowl
Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion Thomas Robinson Stadium 1pm / ESPN
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Louisiana Tech vs. (25) Navy Amon G. Carter Stadium 4:30pm / ESPN
Fort Worth, TX
Dollar General Bowl
Ohio vs. Troy Ladd-Peebles Stadium 8pm / ESPN
Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016
Hawai'i Bowl Aloha Stadium
Hawaii vs. Middle Tennessee Honolulu, HI 8pm / ESPN
Monday, Dec. 26, 2016
St. Petersburg Bowl
Miami, OH vs. Mississippi State Tropicana Field 11am / ESPN
St. Petersburg, FL
Quick Lane Bowl
Maryland vs. Boston College Ford Field 2:30pm / ESPN
Camping World Independence Bowl
NC State vs. Vanderbilt Independence Stadium 5pm / ESPN2
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016
Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl Cotton Bowl Stadium Noon / ESPN
Army vs. North Texas Dallas, TX
(24) Temple vs. Wake Forest Navy-Marine Corps. Stadium 3:30pm / ESPN
National Funding Holiday Bowl Qualcomm Stadium
Minnesota vs. Washington State San Diego, CA 7pm / ESPN
Motel 6 Cactus Bowl
Boise State vs. Baylor Chase Field 10:15pm / ESPN
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016
New Era Pinstripe Bowl
(23) Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern Yankee Stadium 2pm / ESPN
Russell Athletic Bowl Qualcomm Stadium
(16) West Virginia vs. Miami, FL San Diego, CA 7pm / ESPN
Foster Farms Bowl Levi's Stadium 8:30pm / FOX
Indiana vs. (19) Utah Santa Clara, CA
AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl NRG Stadium 9pm / ESPN
Texas A&M vs. Kansas State Houston, TX
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016
Birmingham Bowl Legion Field 2pm / ESPN
USF vs. South Carolina Birmingham, AL
Arkansas vs. (22) Virginia Tech Bank of America Stadium 5:30pm / ESPN
Valero Alamo Bowl Alamodome 9pm / ESPN
San Antonio, TX
Friday, Dec. 30, 2016
AutoZone Liberty Bowl Liberty Bowl Noon / ESPN
Georgia vs. TCU Memphis, TN
Hyundai Sun Bowl
(18) Stanford vs. North Carolina Sun Bowl Stadium 2pm / CBS
El Paso, TX
Franklin Amer. Mort. Music City Bowl Nissan Stadium 3:30pm / ESPN
Nebraska vs. (21) Tennessee Nashville, TN
NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl Arizona Stadium 5:30pm / ASN/CI
South Alabama vs. Air Force Tucson, AZ
Capital One Orange Bowl Hard Rock Stadium 8pm / ESPN
(6) Michigan vs. (11) Florida State Miami Gardens, FL
Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016
Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Camping World Stadium 11am / ABC
(20) LSU vs. (13) Louisville Orlando, FL
TaxSlayer Bowl EverBank Field 11am / ESPN
Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky Jacksonville, FL
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Georgia Dome 3pm / ESPN
(4) Washington vs. (1) Alabama Atlanta, GA
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
(3) Ohio State vs. (2) Clemson U. of Phoenix Stadium 7pm / ESPN
Monday, Jan. 2, 2017
Outback Bowl Raymond James Stadium 1pm / ABC
(17) Florida vs. Iowa Tampa, FL
Goodyear Cotton Bowl AT&T Stadium 1pm / ESPN
15) Western Michigan vs. (8) Wisconsin Arlington, TX
Rose Bowl Game Rose Bowl 5pm / ESPN
(9) USC vs. (5) Penn State Pasadena, CA
Allstate Sugar Bowl Mercedes-Benz Superdome 8:30pm / ESPN (14) Auburn vs. (7) Oklahoma New Orleans, LA
Monday, Jan. 9, 2017
CFP National Championship Raymond James Stadium 8:30pm / ESPN
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The UCLA Bruins traveled to Lexington, Kentucky to face Top Ranked Kentucky.
The Wildcats overcame a 3-of-9 start to reach 50 percent from the field in the first half before a 1-of-8 run to close the opening 20 minutes.
While UCLA was hitting 35 of 66 from the field, The Bruins did outrebounded Kentucky 41-38 and limited the Wildcats to 41 percent shooting. It was the most points scored against a Kentucky team coached by John Calipari.
Isaac Hamilton scored 19 points, T.J. Leaf had 17 with 13 rebounds for UCLA while Malik Monk had 24 points and De'Aaron Fox added 20 points for Kentucky.
Kentucky cut a 14-point second-half deficit to 95-92 on Derek Willis' 3-pointer with 8.3 seconds remaining but Bryce Alford's two free throws with 7.4 left sealed the Bruins victory.
UCLA came into the game as The nation's third-highest-scoring team (97.0 points per game)
This is not the first time that the Wildcats suffered their 1st regular season loss against the Bruins, UCLA gave Kentucky their first regular season loss on December 3, 2015 and the final score of that game was 77–87 at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA
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LSU coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, who had been with the school since 2013, has been fired four games into his 12th season with the school.
This was announced on Sunday by the school. The changes come one day after the Tigers fell to 2-2 on the season with an 18-13 loss at Auburn.
“Decisions like this are never easy ones to make,” athletic director Joe Alleva said in a statement. “Coach Miles has done a tremendous job here and he’s been a great ambassador for our University, which makes this even more difficult.
“However, it’s apparent in evaluating the program through the first month of the season that a change has to be made. Our commitment to excellence and competing at the highest level is unwavering, and our goals for the remainder of this season haven’t changed. We have an obligation to our student-athletes to put them in the best position to have success on the football field each week and we have great confidence that coach Orgeron will do just that.”
Miles leaves with a 114-34 overall record in his 12 years at LSU, and a national title won in 2007. Since the start of the 2013, LSU has gone 15-11 against SEC opponents.
LSU entered the season at No. 6 in the preseason poll and were expected to contend with No. 1 Alabama in the SEC West.
The Tigers rank 119th in passing offense this season, with 147.8 yards a game. LSU is 11th in total offense at 339.5 yards a game.
According to terms of his contract, Miles is due a buyout of approximately $10 million. The buyout for Cameron is slightly more than $2 million
Orgeron is a Louisiana native and renowned recruiter. He was a head coach once before in the SEC with Mississippi, but never had a winning record there and was fired after three seasons.
He fared better as interim head coach at Southern California in 2013, going 6-2 in place of Lane Kiffin, who’d been fired that season.
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Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history, has diedat the age of 64.
Her son, Tyler Summitt, issued a statement Tuesday morning saying his mother died peacefully at Sherrill Hill Senior Living in Knoxville surrounded by those who loved her most.
"Since 2011, my mother has battled her toughest opponent, early onset dementia, `Alzheimer's Type,' and she did so with bravely fierce determination just as she did with every opponent she ever faced," Tyler Summitt said. "Even though it's incredibly difficult to come to terms that she is no longer with us, we can all find peace in knowing she no longer carries the heavy burden of this disease."
She played college basketball at the University of Tennessee at Martin where she received her bachelor's degree in physical education. She was the co-captain of the 1976 U.S. Olympic team, which won the silver medal.
She began her coaching career at Tennessee in the 1974-75 season, when her team finished 16-8. With a 75-54 victory against Purdue on March 22, 2005, she earned her 880th victory, moving her past North Carolina's Dean Smith as the all-time winningest coach in NCAA history.
The Lady Volunteers dominated the sport in the late 1980s and 1990s, winning six titles in 12 years. Tennessee -- the only school she coached -- won NCAA titles in 1987, 1989, 1991, 1996-98 and 2007-08.
Summitt had a career record of 1,098-208 in 38 seasons, plus 18 NCAA Final Four appearances.
She announced in 2011 at age 59 that she'd been diagnosed with early onset dementia.
She coached one more season before stepping down.
At her retirement, Summitt's eight national titles ranked behind the 10 won by former UCLA men's coach John Wooden. UConn coach Geno Auriemma passed Summitt after she retired.
When she stepped down, Summitt called her coaching career a "great ride." Summitt was a tough taskmaster with a frosty glower that could strike the fear of failure in her players.
She earned her 1,000th career win with a 73-43 victory against Georgia on Feb. 5, 2009. Summitt won 16 Southeastern Conference regular season titles, as well as 16 conference tournament titles.
She was an eight-time SEC coach of the year and seven-time NCAA coach of the year. She also coached the U.S. women's Olympic team to the 1984 gold medal.
Summitt's greatest adversary on the court was Auriemma. The two teams played 22 times from 1995-2007. Summitt ended the series after the 2007 season.
In 1999, Summitt was inducted as part of the inaugural class of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. She made the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame a year later. In 2013, she also was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.
Earlier this year, Summitt moved out of her home into an upscale retirement resort when her regular home underwent renovations. Summitt is the only person to have two courts used by NCAA Division I basketball teams named in her honor: "Pat Head Summitt Court" at the University of Tennessee-Martin, and "The Summitt" at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
She also has two streets named after her: "Pat Summitt Street" on the University of Tennessee-Knoxville campus and "Pat Head Summitt Avenue" on the University of Tennessee-Martin campus. She is survived by son Tyler Summitt.
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WXYZ-TV in Detroit is reporting that former Michigan State basketball star Keith Appling has been arrested for the second time for illegally carrying a concealed weapon.
Sources say Appling was arrested Saturday morning in Detroit. This comes just over a month after he was arrested in Dearborn for bringing a loaded gun into a strip club.
According to police, they observed a Dodge Charger traveling at a high rate of speed around 1:30 a.m. Saturday near 7 Mile and Hannah. When officers pulled the car over, they saw Appling in the rear passenger seat place a gun under the seat next to him.
In the first case, Appling was reportedly observed pulling a gun out of the trunk of a car in the parking lot of the Pantheon Club in Dearborn.
Police responded and approached the 24-year-old. Police searched the car and found a handgun under the driver's seat, a loaded assault rifle in the trunk and a small amount of marijuana. He was placed under arrest.
He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, a 5-year felony, possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle, a 2-year misdemeanor and possession of marijuana. He pled not guilty.
The second incident comes just six days before Appling was scheduled to be in court for a preliminary exam for the first case.
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Baylor University has announced that it has suspended coach Art Briles with intent to terminate him after eight seasons.
School president Ken Starr has been removed as president and will transitions into role of chancellor; he remains a professor at the Baylor law school. Dr. David Garland has been named interim university president. Athletic director Ian McCaw has been sanctioned and placed on probation.
Garland apologized to Baylor's students, alumni and supporters for the school's handling of sexual assaults.
A person with direct knowledge of the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter said that the Baylor Board of Regents did not view any of the three key leaders involved in the sexual assault scandal — Briles, Starr or McCaw — as irreplaceable, and that the football program had reached a level of success that it would not backslide to the bottom of the Big 12 were Briles no longer the coach.
Under Briles, Baylor went 65-37 during his eight seasons with the Bears, and for the past 5 seasons went 50-15.
In 2014, defensive end Tevin Elliott was sentenced to 20 years in prison for two counts of sexual assault against a former Baylor student in 2012. Defensive end Sam Ukwuachu was convicted of sexually assaulting a women last year. Standout defensive end Shawn Oakman is currently under investigation on allegations he sexually assaulted a woman earlier this year.
More alleged transgressions by Baylor football players were alleged in a recent ESPN report. Briles, Starr and the team chaplain were aware of sexual assault allegations against former Bears running back Devin Chafin, but the school didn't hand down any discipline, according to the report.
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Eastern Michigan students and faculty gave a report to the school’s board of regents about the University Budget. They want EMU to drop Division I football and drop out of the MAC.
“Culturally and geographically, EMU football will simply never succeed from an attendance and financial standpoint,” faculty member Howard Bunsis, who helped prepare the report, said in a presentation to the Board of Regents on Friday. “It is a losing proposition – always has been, and always will be. We hardly raise any money for football, and our attendance is the lowest in the country. Some of you believe that we are close to succeeding, if we just throw more money at the situation. This proposition is insane.
“This has nothing to do with our performance on the field, or the quality of our coaches. Our coaches are good people and dedicated professionals. They are fighting a losing battle that cannot be won. Each and every one of you needs to reassess why you are here; if you have any sense of what is right for EMU, you will drop EMU from Division I football as soon as possible. How can you sit there and justify throwing millions of dollars away?”
Eastern Michigan’s athletic department had lost $52 million over the past two years. The report estimates students are each paying $917 per year out of pocket to support the athletic department. EMU football drew fewer than 30,000 fans, total, in 2015.
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