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West Virginia University working on new contract for Huggins

 

Bob Huggins (courtesy West Virginia athletics)

Word out of Morgantown is that West Virginia University is working on a new contract for men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins.

Mountaineers’ athletic director Oliver Luck said the new pact should be completed in the next few months.

West Virginia has participated in the NCAA Tournament in each of Huggins’ five seasons at his alma mater.

In 2008, the former Cincinnati Bearcats and Kansas State coach signed a contract that currently pays him at least $20 million in guaranteed income through the year 2019.

 

Info compiled from Radio & TV news

Bob Boozer, former Olympian, NBA star dies at age 75

 

Boozer started his career with the Royals (courtesy of Sacramento Kings via wikipedia commons)

Bob Boozer, a member of the dominating and talented 1960 U.S. Olympic team who went on to be a star in the NBA, died at age 75 of a brain aneurysm over the weekend in Omaha, Nebraska.

Boozer played with Jerry West, Oscar Robertson and Jerry Lucas on the gold-medal winning 1960 Olympic team and went on to average 14.8 points and 8.1 rebounds for six NBA teams which included the Cincinnati Royals, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Seattle Supersonics and the Milwaukee Bucks.

Boozer was an All-American at Kansas State in 1958 and 1959 before playing 11 years in the NBA after the Cincinnati Royals drafted him #1 overall.

Boozer, who was 6’8, 215-pounds, and a forward, retired after his team, the Milwaukee Bucks won the 1971 NBA championship.

 

Info compiled from NBA, Radio, TV

Reports say Bengals looking at former Dallas CB Newman

 

Terence Newman as a Cowboy (2009 photo by Bigcats lair via wikipedia commons)

There are reports out of Cincinnati and the internet, that the Cincinnati Bengals are taking a look at and trying to sign 33-year-old cornerback Terence Newman who was let go by the Dallas Cowboys recently.

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis speaking at the NFL owners meetings, believes that Newman can become a solid defensive back again if he can be reunited with Mike Zimmer, who coached him while with Dallas. Zimmer, currently is the defensive coordinator of the Bengals.

Newman, is a 2003 graduate of Kansas State and played for the Cowboys from that time through 2011.

In his career, Newman has 532 tackles and 32 interceptions.

 

Info compiled from NFL, Radio & TV news

 

COTTON BOWL: #7 Arkansas 29 #11 Kansas State 16

 

(courtesy of bowl via wikipedia commons)

The 2012 Cotton Bowl in Arlington, Texas has been won by the Arkansas over Kansas State, 29-16.

Joe Adams had his fourth punt return for a touchdown in the 2011 season as the #7 Razorbacks matched a school-record for wins with 11 by defeating the #11 Wildcats.

The other Arkansas team’s who have won 11 games in a season, is the 1964 and 1977 editions.

Adams’ 51-yard return early in the second quarter gave Arkansas (11-2) a 10-0 advantage.

Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson threw two touchdown passes.

Kansas State, who finishes the season at 10-3, scored 16 points in a row to close to within 19-16.

Wildcats quarterback Collin Klein tied the Big 12 record with his 27th rushing touchdown of the season and matched the Football Bowl Subdivision record for a quarterback.

GAME NOTES:

*Although the two schools are less than 400 miles apart, they have played only four times, with the last meeting in 1967. Kansas State leads the series 3-2.

* The Razorbacks only losses were to LSU and Alabama, the national title contenders.

* The Wildcats losses were to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

* Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson led the SEC in passing for more than 285 yards a game.

* Arkansas WR Jarius Wright had 1,029 yards receiving on 63 receptions and 11 touchdowns. All of his stats are single-season school records. He produced all of those stats in 11 games and sat our one game with an injury. He led the SEC with 6 catches and 94 yards a game.

* Kansas State QB Collin Klein is very good. He accounted for 66% of the plays that the Wildcats and 69% of the team’s total offense. The 6’5, 226-pound junior rushed for 1,099 yards this season.

 

Info compiled from University of Arkansas, Kansas State University, Radio & TV news

 

Arkansas’ Adams selected as All-American by FWAA

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas senior wide receiver/punt returner Joe Adams has been named an All-American by the Football Writers Association of America.

Adams, who was selected as the team’s return specialist, is the first Razorback to earn All-America honors from the FWAA since Jonathan Luigs and Darren McFadden in 2007.

Joe Adams (courtesy of Arkansas athletics)

The SEC Special Teams Player of the Year, Adams leads the country with three punt return touchdowns and an average of 16.19 yards per punt return. In addition to Arkansas, only two other teams in the country have returned three punts for touchdowns this season. A finalist for the Paul Hornung Award, Adams also has three receiving touchdowns and scored on a 92-yard touchdown rush against Auburn, is the only player in the NCAA with rushing, receiving and multiple punt return touchdowns in 2011.

His career total of four punt return touchdowns is tied for the lead among all active players nationally and tied for fourth all-time in the SEC. Adams ranks tied for second on the SEC’s single-season punt return touchdown list, one behind the conference’s single-season record.

Adams ranks fourth in the SEC with an average of 4.1 receptions per game and is sixth in the conference with 52.5 receiving yards per game. The Little Rock, Ark., native ranks second on Arkansas’ all-time career receptions list with 159

Adams finishes his collegiate career Jan. 6 in the 76th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic when the Razorbacks take on Kansas State.

 

Press Release courtesy of Arkansas Media Relations

 

 

 

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