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Baylor’s Griner, Mulkey pick up AP Awards

 

Brittney Griner

Kim Mulkey

Baylor University Bears center Brittney Griner, who averaged 23.4 points, 9.4 rebounds and 5.2 blocked shots per game this season, was named the Associated Press women’s basketball Player of the Year.

Just a junior, the Houston native is 6’8, 208-pounds, wears a men’s size 17 or 18 shoe and has a arm span of 86″.

Griner is the first Baylor player to win the award. She received 36 votes Saturday from the 40-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25.

Griner’s win ended a run of three straight seasons that a Connecticut player has been player of the year, Maya Moore won the award last season.

Lady Bears head coach Kim Mulkey was selected the AP Coach of the Year.

Mulkey has guided her team to an undefeated season, and Baylor needs one more win to become the first team in NCAA history to win 40 games in a season. They’ll play Notre Dame in the women’s championship game on Tuesday night in Denver.

 

Info compiled from Baylor University, Radio & TV news

Harvard debuts in AP men’s poll at 8-0 under Tommy Amaker

 

(courtesy of Harvard athletics via wikipedia commons)

When Tommy Amaker was head coach at Michigan, the fans said he could not coach.

Well, in his fifth year at Harvard University, the former Duke basketball star has his team amongst college basketball’s elite.

The Crimson, at 8-0 and a win over then-ranked Florida State, joins four other teams in the recent AP top 25. Georgetown, Illinois and Creighton have been there before, but not Harvard.

Amaker guided the Boston area school to its first Ivy league title last season.

Harvard is the first Ivy League school to be ranked since the Princeton Tigers move into the top 10 in the 1997-98 season.

The only other Ivy League school to be ranked since 1970 is Pennsylvania, which last visited the polls in January 1995.

Brown University is the only school from the Ivy League not to ever make the polls.

 

Info compiled from staff, Radio, TV & Harvard University news

 

OSU’s Sullinger named to preseason All-American squad

 

Jared Sullinger (courtesy of WAXXTV.com

Ohio State sophomore Jared Sullinger has been named a preseason All-American by the Associated Press. Sullinger was also named as a first-team All-American at the end of last season.

Sullinger is the first Ohio State player to be voted to the preseason All-America team since 1989 when Scoonie Penn was selected.

Ohio State is ranked number-3 in preseason by AP. The Buckeyes open up their exhibition season at Value City Arena on Sunday at 2 p.m. against Walsh University of Canton, Ohio.

The regular season opener is November 11 against Wright State.

 

Info compiled from OSU athletics, Radio & TV news

LSU, Alabama are 1-2 in media poll

 

(courtesy of Alabama athletics)

The Alabama Crimson Tide have jumped over Oklahoma and with top-rated Louisiana State, gives the powerful Southeastern Conference the #1 and #2 spots in the latest media poll from AP.

This is the 10th time in four seasons that the SEC has had the nation’s top two teams in the country.

Ohio State and Cincinnati received one vote each in the coaches poll.

In the USA Today coaches’ poll, Oklahoma is still pearched atop the polls as the #1 team, with LSU second and Alabama third.

The Wisconsin Badgers, clearly the best team in the Big Ten, and a blowout win over Nebraska, moved up to fourth in the AP poll and fifth in the coaches’ poll, moving up from seventh in both last week.

(courtesy of LSU athletics via wikipedia commons)

 

Info compiled from Radio, TV

Ohio State drops out of Top 25; first since 2004

 

(file photo)

Ohio State’s lackluster performance on offense Saturday night on national TV cost them in the weekly rankings.

The Buckeyes have fallen out of the AP college football rankings for the first time in almost seven years. That ends the nation’s longest streak of appearances in the Top 25.

With the Buckeyes streak in the Top 25 over, Alabama has the longest with 53 and Boise State is next at 49.

The Buckeyes lost at Miami on Saturday night, 24-6. They were ranked at #17 before the game and had been in the AP Top 25 for 103 straight weeks since being out on November 20, 2004.

OSU has offensive problems, can’t decide on a quarterback and are missing offensive playmakers, wide receiver DeVier Posey and running back Daniel Herron, who are suspended until the Nebraska game for their part in memorabilia and tattoo scandal.

Info compiled from Radio, TV & Ohio State news

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