DeAndre Adams, a 5-8 point guard
for Winthrop from Austell, GA, is recovering in an Atlanta hospital with
head injuries from a single car accident that occurred near his home on
According to Winthrop basketball
coach Randy Peele, the accident occurred around 4 a.m. as Adams was
driving home following a basketball game in the Atlanta Summer League. A
tree that had apparently fallen across the roadway during a
thunderstorm, forced Adams to swerve his car, causing it to flip and
crash into another tree. He was reportedly wearing his seat belt.
Peele says that Adams is in an
induced coma. The primary concern at this point is the head injury and
swelling of the brain. The player did not suffer any broken bones,
according to the reports that his coach received.
outstanding track performers
Conference USA announced six individual award winners
following the league's track and field championships.
Women's coach of the year went to Rice's Jim Bevan
who guided the Owls to a sweep of the track team honors this year by
winning the outdoor and indoor crowns.
First-year head coach Kevin Robinson of Memphis led
his Tigers to the 2007 men's outdoor crown, earning him men's coach of
the year accolades.
Houston's Ebonie Floyd was the female performer high
scorer of the meet. Memphis senior Brandon Winbush was the male high
scorer of the meet, while his teammate, Steffen Nerdal, was voted male
freshman of the year.
Rice's Pablo Solares raced to one of the greatest
middle-distance doubles in Conference USA history Saturday to earn C-USA
to earn the award for male performance of the meet. The senior won the
1500-meters in 3:43.69 and, less than 90 minutes later, out-kicked
pre-meet favorite Dominic Tanui of Texas-El Paso to take the 800-meters
Solares established championship records in both
events and became just the second athlete to win both titles at the same
Central Florida and Tulsa distance runners Jenny
Clausen and Ashlea Gilfillan were named co-female freshmen of the year.
C-USA male and female athletes and newcomers of the
year honors will be announced following the NCAA outdoor championships
reaches agreement in 'Summit' talks
Effective June 1st, the Mid-Continent Conference will
be renamed The Summit League. The conference began in 1982 as the
Association of Mid-Continent Universities. In 1989, it changed its name
to the Mid-Continent Conference.
Conference members are Oral Roberts, IUPUI,
Valparaiso, Centenary, Oakland of Michigan, Southern Utah, Western
Illinois and Missouri-Kansas City. Valparaiso is leaving the league
after this school year.
IPFW, South Dakota State and North Dakota State will
become conference members on July 1st.
May 15, 2007
ECU's Krog heads
for NCAA golf championship
East Carolina sophomore Lene
Krog advanced to the NCAA Championships after posting a final round 67
in the Central Regional in Baton Rouge, LA.
Krog and Kathleen Ekey of Furman
tied for the second spot and were forced to have a playoff after both
finished at four-under 212. The playoff quickly stopped after both
players hit their drives when a sudden thunderstorm came over the
course. The playoff was resumed after a 43-minute delay but, by the time
the players reached the green, it was too dark to continue. Krog was
awarded the second spot based on her final round score of 67 compared to
Gators the college choice for guard Jai Lucas
guard Jai Lucas, the son of former NBA player and coach John Lucas,
announced Monday that he will join the program at defending NCAA
The younger Lucas also
considered Kentucky and Oklahoma State. He averaged 25 points and six
assists as a senior for his high school in Bellaire, TX, just outside of
Houston. He made 51 percent of his 3-point attempts and 83 percent at
Miami present Pata's degree to family members
Deceased Miami Hurricanes
football player Bryan Pata received a posthumous degree from Miami at
commencement exercises, six months after he was apparently murdered.
The degree was presented to two
members of Pata's family, who held hands as they walked across the stage
to cheers from the audience.
May 14, 2007
ECU men win C-USA 4x100-meter relay
The Memphis men and Rice women
captured the 2007 Conference USA outdoor track and field championships
East Carolina's men finished
fourth with 114 points, while the Pirate women placed 11th with 34
The ECU men won their first ever
C-USA crown in the 4x100 meter relay with an NCAA regional qualifying
time of 40.19 seconds. The relay squad was comprised of Adian Sanderson,
Jarek Hewitt, David Rucker and Kevin Thompson.
Pirate softball falls in Conference USA final
A lone run by Houston in the
bottom of the first inning proved decisive as East Carolina dropped a
1-0 heartbreaker in the title game of the 2007 Conference USA softball
A pair of Pirate errors helped
Houston score the lone run.
Green team rolls as Glanville era kicks off
The Jerry Glanville era at
Division I-AA Portland (OR) State began on a soggy Saturday night at PGE
Park in the annual spring game. The excitement was generated by the
former NFL coach, his offensive coordinator, Mouse Davis, and their
run-and-shoot scheme as the Green team defeated the White team 49-7.
The Green, consisting mainly of
first stringer players, rolled to the easy win behind quarterbacks Brian
White and Tygue Howland. The tandem — who are competing for the starting
role in 2007 — combined to throw for 457 yards and five touchdowns.
May 13, 2007
to face Zips in new Patriot Bowl
The Greater Cleveland Sports
Commission has announced its newly created, owned and operated event,
the Patriot Bowl, an annual college football game featuring a
Mid-American Conference (MAC) team from Ohio and one of the service
academies — Army, Navy or Air Force.
The inaugural game will pit Army
against Akron at 6 p.m. on Sept. 1.
Each year, the game will take
place over Labor Day weekend at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Surrounding
the football game will be patriotic and civic events, including a
tailgate, a Cleveland Firefighters vs. Cleveland Police flag football
pre-game match and spectacular halftime show.
Hurricanes center granted another season
Miami center Anthony King has
been granted a medical redshirt which would allow him to return for a
fifth year of eligibility in 2007-08.
A native of Durham, King
appeared in just eight games before suffering a wrist injury Dec. 6
versus Georgia Tech which sidelined him for the remaining 24 games of
the 2006-07 season. Through eight games he averaged 9.3 rebounds, which
lead the ACC at the time, 7.9 points and 1.8 blocks per game.
King's medical hardship waiver,
granted by the Atlantic Coast Conference, was made possible by a recent
change in NCAA legislature which allows injured student-athletes who
have participated in no more than 30 percent — up from the previous 20
percent — of a team's competitions the possibility of redshirting.
Mexico State gives Theus new deal
New Mexico State has reached an
agreement on a restructured contract with basketball coach Reggie Theus.
The Aggies were the most
improved team in NCAA Division I men’s basketball over the last two
seasons (6-24 in 2004-05 to 25-9 in 2006-07; 19-win improvement).
Theus becomes one of the highest
paid basketball coaches in the Western Athletic Conference. The
new contract, which includes $100,000 from the private sector, provides
a continuation of the five-year rollover term and a buyout clause of two
times Theus’ base salary if he leaves for another position in the next
The financial package of the new
contract is worth $466,000 per season and includes bonus opportunities
that exist in his current contract.