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Ex-Penn St. assistant Sandusky convicted of abuse

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years, accusations that shattered the Happy Valley image of Penn State football and led to the firing of Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno.

Sandusky, a 68-year-old retired defensive coach who was once Paterno’s heir apparent, was found guilty of 45 of 48 counts.

via News from The Associated Press.



Family of Joe Paterno rejected Penn State Nittany Lions stadium naming deal, report says – ESPN

Penn State officials, in an attempt to get the family of Joe Paterno to sign away its right to sue the school, offered to rename Beaver Stadium after the late coach, The Patriot-News has reported, citing a source close to the family.

But the family said no.

Paterno had never been keen on the stadium bearing his name, an idea that “has always been a fan-driven matter. It was never important to Joe,” the source told the Harrisburg, Pa., newspaper.

via Family of Joe Paterno rejected Penn State Nittany Lions stadium naming deal, report says – ESPN.


Perfect! Baylor beats Notre Dame 80-61 for title

DENVER (AP) — Brittney Griner’s place in women’s basketball history is secure.

Blocking layups, snagging rebounds, hitting shots over two and three helpless defenders, she towered over the competition all season long to earn player of the year and outstanding player of the NCAA tournament honors.

She was simply dominant in adding national champion to her resume on Tuesday night.

Griner had 26 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks to lead Baylor to an 80-61 victory over Notre Dame in the NCAA women’s basketball championship, capping an unparalleled 40-0 season for the Lady Bears.

via News from The Associated Press.

Kentucky Wins 8th National Championship

Kentucky beats Kansas 67-59 and wins its eighth national championship and first since 1998.

Davis honored as top player –

Throughout its storied history on the hardwood, Kentucky had yet to win the�sport’s most prestigious award. That streak ended Sunday when freshman forward/center Anthony�Davis was named winner of the 2012 Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T as the Men’s College Player of�the Year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced. He joins Texas’ Kevin Durant (2007) as the�only freshmen to win the award. Davis was honored at the National Association of Basketball Coaches’�Guardians of the Game Awards Program at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La.

Other finalists for the award included Draymond Green (Michigan State), Doug McDermott (Creighton) and�Thomas Robinson (Kansas).

Davis, who racked up conference awards for his regular‐season performance, including SEC Player of the�Year, SEC Freshman of the Year, SEC Defensive Player of the Year and a first‐team All-SEC selection,�averaged 14.1 points and 10.1 rebounds per game this season, leading the Wildcats to an SEC regular-season championship. Entering the 2012 NCAA tournament as the No. 1 overall seed, Kentucky�has relied on the solid play of Davis, who has averaged 15.2 points and 11.2 rebounds in the tournament,�and matched his regular‐season average of 4.6 blocks per game. Kentucky defeated Louisville Saturday 69‐61 to make its first NCAA championship game berth since 1998.

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Self wins Naismith Coach of the Year –

NEW ORLEANS — Kansas head coach Bill Self was named the�2012 Naismith Men’s College Basketball Coach of the Year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced on�Sunday. This accolade makes Kansas the only university to have three different Naismith Men’s�College Coach of the Year winners, as Self joins 1988 winner Larry Brown and 1997 winner Roy�Williams. Self edged out finalists Jim Boeheim (Syracuse), John Calipari (Kentucky) and Frank�Haith (Missouri) to win the most prestigious national award presented annually to the top men’s�college basketball coach.

Self was selected by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s National Voting Academy, comprised of leading�basketball journalists, coaches and administrators from around the country. The academy�based its criteria on coaching performances this season. The vote was tabulated and certified�by the accounting firm of Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP. HA&W is the largest independent�accounting firm in Georgia and one of the top 50 firms in the United States.�

“Bill has done a remarkable coaching job this season and deserves all the accolades that come�his way,” said Eric Oberman, executive director of the Atlanta Tipoff Club. “There’s always�something special about adding another chapter of Kansas basketball to the Naismith Awards�family.”

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Kansas To Meet Kentucky In Title Game

Kansas ousts Ohio State 64-62 and will advance to Monday’s NCAA title game to face No. 1 overall Kentucky.