December 8, 1986 |
The University of Delaware's football season came to a crashing halt Saturday when the Hens were ravaged by Arkansas State, 55-14, in a quarterfinal game of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. The visitors' wishbone offense proved almost impossible to contain. The second-ranked Indians (11-1-1) rolled up 646 yards in total offense, 518 on the ground. They scored the first four times they had the ball and on nine of their 13 possessions. Delaware (9-4), which came into the game ranked 13th in the nation, managed 421 yards in total offense, but also gave up three fumbles and an interception.
January 17, 2014 |
AN ARKANSAS STATE football player and his stepfather were shot to death during a home-invasion robbery in Jackson, Tenn., with the athlete apparently trying to protect his parents from their attackers, police said yesterday. Markel Owens , a 21-year-old junior defensive lineman, was fatally shot along with Johnny Shivers , 36, during the robbery at a duplex on Wednesday night. A 37-year-old woman, who was Shivers' wife and Owens' mother, was also shot. She was treated and released from the hospital.
December 7, 1986 |
It was billed as the "T-Bone Bowl. " The battle of Delaware's famed wing-T offense and Arkansas State's wishbone. In front of 12,018 at Delaware Stadium yesterday, Arkansas State left little doubt as to the superiority of its wishbone. The second-ranked Indians ended the season for 13th-ranked Delaware with a 55-14 rout in a quarterfinal of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. The Indians (11-1-1) gained a total of 646 yards, 518 on the ground. They scored the first four times they held the ball and on 9 of their 13 possessions.
August 25, 1987 |
Defending Yankee Conference champion Delaware was ranked eighth in the preseason NCAA Division I-AA football poll released yesterday. The Blue Hens were 9-4 and ranked 13th in the final 1986 committee poll last November. Delaware is one of three Yankee Conference teams cited in the Top 20 rankings. Massachusetts, the preseason pick of Yankee Conference coaches, was ranked ninth; New Hampshire finished 19th. Delaware State is ranked 10th. Two-time defending champion Georgia Southern edged Arkansas State for the No. 1 spot.
December 4, 1986 |
Arkansas State runs the wishbone, an offense Delaware has not faced since the 1982 season. Delaware runs the wing-T, which Arkansas State never sees. "I'm the only guy on the staff old enough to have ever seen it," said Larry Lacewell, Arkansas State's 49-year-old down-home coach. "I remember watching it in my younger days, when it was popular. " With each team's defense facing the unknown, Saturday's NCAA Division I-AA quarterfinal at Delaware Stadium might wind up 60-55, with defensive players begging for mercy.
November 26, 2002 |
Seimone Augustus scored 24 points on 10-of-12 shooting as third-ranked Louisiana State routed Florida Atlantic last night, 88-55, in the Tigers' home opener in Baton Rouge, La. Augustus shot 7 of 8 for 14 first-half points to help LSU (3-0) open an 11-0 lead in the first 3 1/2 minutes. LSU held a 46-29 advantage at halftime. Temeka Johnson, LSU's 5-foot-3 point guard and a preseason all-Southeastern Conference selection, got her fourth career double-double with 12 points and a team high of 11 assists.
March 13, 1999 |
Wally Szczerbiak won't go to the second round of the NCAA Tournament alone. But he almost single-handedly got Miami of Ohio there. After scoring a career-high 43 points and grabbing 12 rebounds, Szczerbiak blocked Washington's last-second shot as the RedHawks beat the Huskies yesterday, 59-58, to advance in the Midwest Regional at the Louisiana Superdome. "I was really nervous. But when he blocked the shot and there was no foul, and when I saw the ball was in Wally's hands, I knew we had it," said Damon Frierson, one of only two other Miami players to score.
March 4, 2008 |
Nolan Richardson says he is talking with Arkansas State officials about the school's basketball coaching vacancy. Richardson has been out of college coaching since being fired by Arkansas in 2002. He made his remarks after a luncheon yesterday in North Little Rock. "I have visited with them, and I will have some more visitations with the [athletic director] and the chancellor," Richardson said. "I will have some more dialogue with them here in the next day or so. " The job has been open since Dickey Nutt resigned 2 weeks ago. Arkansas State spokesman Jerry Scott said the athletic department had no comment on potential candidates.
January 4, 2013 |
IT'S AN INTERESTING Cotton Bowl where the Heisman winner is facing a team that hasn't had much luck against this season's best players. The other two games this weekend are merely appetizers to the national championship game, which we will preview in SportsWeek and in Monday's Daily News . While the endless wait for Notre Dame-Alabama is almost over, here are the final three games leading up to that mammoth title game: COTTON ...
March 11, 2000 |
Louisiana Tech is on another roll, and there is little the other women's teams in the Sun Belt Conference can do about it. Betty Lennox had 28 points and 10 rebounds and Catrina Frierson added 19 points as the No. 3 Techsters held off Arkansas State, 91-81, yesterday in the Sun Belt tournament semifinals in Bowling Green, Ky. The top-seeded Techsters (27-2), winners of 17 straight games, will meet Western Kentucky, a 77-67 winner over Florida International, in the championship game today.