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Ohio Bobcats 75 Hampton Pirates 67; Offutt scores 23 for Ohio


Former Ohio State player, Walter Offutt, who has found a home with Ohio University, scored 23 points last night in his team’s 75-67 win over 0-3 Hampton University.

The Bobcats are 4-0 to start the new season.

Walter Offutt

Offutt (Indianapolis, Ind.) connected on four of his 12 field goal attempts but made his way to the free-throw line 15 times, sinking 13 shots from the stripe. He was joined in double figures by Ivo Baltic’s 16 points and D.J. Cooper’s 12. David Bruce led all scorers for Hampton, scoring 20 points while also grabbing 12 boards.

Ohio shot 21-of-49 (42.9 percent) from the field and connected on 7-of-22 (31.8 percent) of its shots from distance. The Bobcats were able to force the Pirates into 24 turnovers, taking advantage of these miscues by scoring 32 points from them. Ohio swatted away eight Hampton shots in the win.

The Pirates shot 41.4 percent (24-of-58) including a 20 percent (2-of-10) from three-point range. Hampton out-rebounded Ohio by 17, collecting 43 rebounds to Ohio’s 26.


Portions of this story from Ohio University press release

NASCAR RACE #22 PREVIEW: Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway


(courtesy of IMS Inc.)

The NASCAR Sprint Cup moves back into the Midwest as it settles into the famous brickyard of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400 presented by a new sponsor,!

The race will start from Indianapolis, Indiana at 1:00 p.m. On ESPN.

The Brickyard is 400 miles which breaks down to 160 laps on the 2.5 oval.

A crowd of 250,000 is expected.

This world’s most famous racing facility is best known for the Indianapolis 500 which runs every May right before Memorial Day. The Brickyard as it is called, was built in 1909 and is actually asphalt with flat straightaways. The track was paved in late 1909 with 3.2 million paving bricks. The “Yard of Bricks” remains at the start/finish line.

Rewinding to the 2010 Brickyard 400 race, Juan Pablo Montoya led 86 of 160 laps, but it was Jamie McMurray who took the lead from Kevin Harvick on the final restart and led the final 11 laps. Montoya was involved in a crash with Dale Earnhardt Jr. on lap 147 of 160.

Harvick finished second, Greg Biffle third, Clint Bowyer fourth and Tony Stewart fifth.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2001 (photo by Rich Dikeman via wikipedia commons)

The win by McMurray was very sweet for car owner Chip Ganassi, who celebrated his first Daytona 500 win, had Dario Franchitti win the Indy Racing League’s Indy 500 and won the Brickyard 400 in 2010.

Those achievements allowed Ganassi to become the first owner to win the “Triple Crown” of American auto racing in one season.

The top drivers at the Brickyard 400 are Jeff Gordon with four wins and Tony Stewart with two.

On the pole for the 2011 race is David Ragan, driver of the #6 UPS/Hall of Fame/Ned Jarrett Ford.

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Info compiled from NASCAR news

Prahalis named Nancy Lieberman award Finalist

Nancy Lieberman (file photo)

Samantha Prahalis (courtesy of Ohio State athletics)

Ohio State point guard Samantha Prahalis has been named one of 11 finalists for the 12th Annual Nancy Lieberman Award. The award is a national project of the Rotary Club of Detroit honoring the nation’s top collegiate point guard in Division I.

The criteria for the award are floor leadership, play-making and ball-handling skills that personified Hall of Famer, Nancy Lieberman during her career.

Sportswriters across the nation have selected the final nominee list and will select three finalists and one winner in April. The announcement of the three finalists and one winner will be made during the Final Four Weekend, April 3-5, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

compiled from Ohio State, Nancy Lieberman Award & news

Cecil Shorts of Mount Union headed to NFL Combine

Cecil Shorts III (courtesy of Mount Union athletics)

All-American wide receiver Cecil Shorts III (Cleveland/Collinwood) of Mount Union has been invited to participate in the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine which is scheduled for February 25 – March 1 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The best college football players available for the draft will be invited to the combine where they’ll participate in front of top team executives, coaching staffs, player personnel departments and medical personnel from all 32 NFL teams that will be on hand to evaluate players eligible for the 2011 NFL Draft.

Shorts is a three-time All-American, the 2008 and 2009 Ohio Athletic Conference Ed Sherman Award Winner (given to the conference’s top wide receiver) and the 2009 National Offensive Player of the Year.

Shorts played in 55 games at Mount Union and had 259 receptions for 4,705 yards and 63 touchdowns. He had 75 rushing attempts for 492 yards with 12 TD’s on the ground along with two punt returns and a kickoff return for touchdowns. All told, he accounted for nearly 6,000 all-purpose yards (5,989 yards/108.9 yards per game).

His 63 receiving touchdowns is second all-time in NCAA Division III history just ahead of the 60 of his former college teammate and current Indianapolis Colts receiver Pierre Garcon. Garcon was the last Purple Raiders player that participated in the NFL Combine.

Shorts’ 4,705 receiving yards is the third highest total in Division III history.

Info courtesy of Mount Union athletics

RedHawks’ Mavunga Co-MAC East Division Player of the Week

Julian Mavunga (courtesy of Miami athletics)

Miami University junior forward Julian Mavunga from Indianapolis, Indiana/Brownsburg High School, was selected the Mid-American Conference East Division Co-Player of the Week after helping the RedHawks to two wins while scorching the nets with a sizzling percentage last week.

Mavunga was a dominant force inside and outside in the two Miami wins as he shot a scorching 73.3 percent from the field for the week, including 66.7 from 3-point range. He averaged 16.5 ppg and 7.5 rpg while dishing out five assists and blocking four shots.

In the 76-57 win over the Saginaw Valley State Cardinals, Mavunga led all scorers with 17 points in 29 minutes of playing time and was 7-of-8 from the floor.

Mavunga and teammate Orlando Williams led all scorers in a thrilling 80-73 come-from-behind win against Troy last Saturday with 16 points. He grabbed nine rebounds in 39 minutes of play against the Trojans. The junior helped lead a 9-0 run to put the game away.

Mavunga shares the weekly East Division honor with Buffalo’s Byron Mulkey. This is the first player of the week award for a RedHawk this season and second of his career.

Info courtesy of Mid-American Conference & Miami athletics

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