Women’s college basketball: No. 5 Baylor uses balanced offense to rout Cincinnati 72-34
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:08:59 +0000
FREEPORT, Bahamas — Kalani Brown scored 13 points and No. 5 Baylor played stifling defense to rout Cincinnati 72-34 in the opening game of the Junkanoo Jam on Thursday.
Nina Davis added 10 points while Kristina Higgins had eight points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Bears (5-0). Niya Johnson had five points, five rebounds and 10 assists.
The Lady Bears were up 38-16 at the half, holding the Bearcats (3-1) to just 19 percent shooting in the first 20 minutes.
■ No. 21 Oklahoma 70
Cutler, Bears hold off Packers 17-13 at rainy Lambeau
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:29:32 +0000
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears spoiled Brett Favre’s big night back with the Green Bay Packers.
Cutler threw for 200 yards and a score and the Bears held off the Packers on fourth-and-goal from the 8 with 22 seconds left for a 17-13 victory Thursday night.
Aaron Rodgers’ throw to the end zone deflected off receiver Davante Adams’ hands in the cold rain. James Jones couldn’t hang on to a potential touchdown catch on third down.
Cornerback Tracy Porter intercepted Rodgers’ pass with 3:19 left at the Bears 45 on the previous drive.
Follett focuses on road to state finals
amarillo.com / Thu, 26 Nov 2015 23:22:36 +0000
The Follett football team is back in familiar territory.
The Panthers, which are sitting at No. 5 in the state and have won 11 straight games, are back in the Class 1A Division II state quarterfinals for a fourth straight season after pounding Whitharral, 54-8, in the regional round last week.
Follett (11-1) now has its focus set on getting to the state semifinals for the first time since 2013, if they can knock off Southland in today’s Class 1A Division II state quarterfinal match up at 4 p.m. at Dragons Stadium in Paducah.
No. 20 Cougars look to complete special year against Huskies
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:06:53 +0000
SEATTLE — Jeremiah Allison committed to Washington State when it at the bottom of the Pac-12. Twice in his career with the Cougars, he’s experienced underachieving three-win seasons.
So Allison understands why this season has become so special for No. 20 Washington State and the opportunity in front of the Cougars on Friday in the Apple Cup against rival Washington to make his senior season truly memorable.
“Those who win in November are remembered,” Allison said.
Police Beat for Nov. 27, 2015
Commissioners vote to remodel Cedar Bayou Community Building
The Cedar Bayou Community Building is going to be remodeled soon thanks to a unanimous vote by the Chambers County commissioners.
Tight end now one of Broncos’ many strengths
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:11:25 +0000
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Tight end has gone from a position of weakness to one of strength for the Denver Broncos. Credit the addition of Vernon Davis and the promotion of Brock Osweiler.
The tight ends were an afterthought for much of the season as they had to stay in to help a battered offensive line protect a scuffling Peyton Manning.
At one point the Broncos (8-2) were down to just one healthy man at the position. Now they have four.
HS FOOTBALL: Trinity’s Picciano uses physics knowledge to excel at LB
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:15:00 -0600
Away from the gridiron, Trinity’s Chris Picciano has an affinity for physics.
Men’s college basketball: No. 3 Spartans beat Boston College, give Izzo 500th win
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:08:49 +0000
FULLERTON, Calif. — Denzel Valentine had a triple-double of 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, and No. 3 Michigan State beat Boston College 99-68 Thursday in an opening-round game at the DirectTV Wooden Legacy, giving coach Tom Izzo his 500th career victory.
Valentine helped the Spartans expand their 13-point halftime lead to 27 midway through the second half. His second triple-double of the season was the first in the event’s nine-year history.
The Spartans shot 63 percent and dominated the boards 38-20.
NIT SEASON TIPOFF
Holiday dance to benefit Baytown Youth Fair
A local riding club is getting off their saddles and on to the dance floor for the benefit of the Baytown Youth Fair.
Stafford throws 5 TD passes, Lions beat Eagles 45-14
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 26 Nov 2015 23:14:02 +0000
DETROIT — Matthew Stafford dropped back and perfectly lofted the ball where only Calvin Johnson could catch it.
Johnson leaped to come down with the 25-yard pass in the end zone for the first of a career-high matching three touchdown receptions, Stafford tied a personal best with five scoring passes, and the surging Detroit Lions kept the Philadelphia Eagles reeling with a 45-14 rout Thursday.
“When we’re on point like that, it’s hard to stop,” Johnson said.
Hamburg voters to decide on 2024 Olympic bid
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:30:02 -0500
Leaders of Hamburg's bid for the 2024 Olympics hope that a soccer scandal, other issues won't dissuade voters.
North Texas endures tough season ahead of UTEP finale
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:02:41 -0500
Rio Grande Valley