John Syptak, a two-time all
conference selection during his career at Rice, will be looking to help
the Frankfurt Galaxy win their fifth NFL Europe title in team history
when they meet the Hamburg Sea Devils in World Bowl XV.
The game will be played on
Saturday at Frankfurt's Commerzbank Arena. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. and
will be broadcast live on the NFL Network.
Former Houston wide receiver
Brandon Middleton is a teammate of Syptak's. The Hamburg active roster
includes offensive tackle Jeremy Parquet of Southern Miss and wide
receiver Josh Davis of Marshall.
wolf has familiar appearance
The Reno Journal-Gazette has
reported that officials from N.C. State and the University of Nevada
will meet this week regarding the similar looks of the schools'
secondary logos. The meeting comes after of an article in the N.C. State
newspaper which pointed out the similarities between "Toughie", the N.C.
State wolf, and a wolf that has been appearing on Nevada merchandise.
Reports state that the two
wolves appear the same except for their color and type of headgear.
leaves New Mexico State for Kings
New Mexico State coach Reggie
Theus was introduced Wednesday as the new coach of the Sacramento Kings
of the NBA.
Theus had announced just last
Thursday that the Aggies had added Duke to their 2007-08 non-conference
schedule with a game in Durham at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12 to be shown on
June 20, 2007
Judge's order ousts
Nifong from DA position
A judge has suspended Durham
district attorney Mike Nifong, thwarting the intentions of the
prosecutor disbarred for his handling of the Duke lacrosse rape case to
stay in office for another month and assist in the transition to a
Superior court judge Orlando
Hudson said the order was based on the probability that Nifong engaged
in willful misconduct in office.
Heels send Cardinals packing in CWS
North Carolina starter Luke
Putkonen quieted the rowdy Louisville bats, giving up just three hits
and striking out seven to pick up his eighth win and end Louisville's
NCAA College World Series baseball run with a 3-1 win in Omaha on
Indiana football coach Hoeppner succumbs
Indiana football coach Terry
Hoeppner, 59, passed away Tuesday morning at 6:50 a.m. at Bloomington
Hospital following a lengthy illness, according to the university's
athletic web site.
"Coach died due to complications
from the brain tumor for which he had been treated surgically and
therapeutically over the past 18 months, " said team physician Dr. Larry
Rink. "His family was at his side."
June 19, 2007
win C-USA recognition in track
Ebonie Floyd of Houston and
Rice's Pablo Solares were voted the 2007 Conference USA outdoor female
and male track and field athletes of the year, respectively, by a vote
of the league's head coaches.
Floyd capped off her career by
earning All-America status at the 2007 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field
Championships. The sprint specialist won silver in the 100-meter (11.28
seconds) and bronze in the 200m (22.65).
Solares capped off a sterling
Rice career with three solid weekends of performances. He established a
personal-best time of 3:40.22 in the 1,500-meter to place ninth at the
NCAA outdoor championships.
Nifong stepping down July 13; Duke settles
Disbarred Durham district
attorney Mike Nifong has announced he will step down from that position
on July 13. Nifond said he will offer to assist in a transition with his
In related news, Duke officials
have announced that they have reached a settlement with David Evans,
Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann, the three Blue Devils lacrosse
players who were determined to have been victims of false accusations by
the Durham DA.
Terms of the settlement were not
Hawes planning to take his game up a level
Washington freshman center
Spencer Hawes has decided to forgo his remaining three years of college
eligibility, sign with an agent and remain available for the 2007 NBA
Hawes led the Huskies and ranked
10th among Pacific-10 Conference scorers with a 14.9 points per game
average. His 53.2 percent accuracy from the field was the league's
fourth-best figure. Hawes ranked second on the team and ninth among
Pac-10 players with an average of 6.4 rebounds per game.
June 18, 2007
Rice jumps on Tar
Heels early for 14-4 win
North Carolina fell in an early
6-0 hole and could not recover, losing to Rice 14-4 in the College World
Series on Sunday night.
The Tar Heels will face
Louisville on Tuesday at 2 p.m. EDT in an elimination game. The winner
of that game will have to defeat Rice twice to advance to the best
two-of-three championship series.
Memphis, Georgetown plan
Next season's Memphis basketball schedule will
include Georgetown, which reached last season's Final Four. The contract
calls for the teams to play four games over the next five years.
The series begins in 2007-08 with a game at
FedExForum in Memphis on a date to be determined. The Tigers return the
game in Washington, DC, in the 2008-09 season.
After a year hiatus in 2009-10, the final two games
are scheduled in 2010-11 (Memphis) and 2011-12 (Washington, DC).
Lynch named to
fill in for Hoosiers in 2007
Indiana athletic director Rick Greenspan has
announced that Bill Lynch, who has been the Hoosiers' assistant head
football coach and offensive coordinator since 2005, will assume the
responsibilities of head coach for the 2007 season as Terry Hoeppner
continues his leave of absence for health reasons.
"Most importantly, I wish Terry well with his ongoing
health issues," Greenspan said.
verbal from top prep performer
For the second straight year, Kelvin Sampson has
landed a Top 10 player, according to foxsports.com.
The Indiana head coach wrestled in-state star Eric
Gordon away from Illinois less than a year ago and now the Hoosiers boss
has received a commitment from New York native Devin Ebanks.
Ebanks is a skilled 6-8 rising senior wing from
Brooklyn who took an unofficial visit to Bloomington last month.