Athens, Ga. – Former Georgia football player Damon Evans, 34, became the first minority athletic director in Southeastern Conference history and became the youngest athletic director in the conference on December 19.
Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia will not contest any the four violations in the schools men’s basketball program found in an investigation conducted by the school. These violations range from academic fraud to improper benefits during last season.
Providence, R.I. – Texas University defeated Providence College 79-77 in overtime on a buzzer-beating finger roll lay-up by freshman P.K. Tucker on Monday. After a ten-minute deliberation the game’s officials decided to count the basket. The red light located behind the basket and the game clock were not synchronized at Providence’s Dunkin Donut Center.
Hartford, Conn. – Duke University women’s basketball team defeated perennial No. 1 UConn 68-67 on January 3. UConn all-everything point guard Diana Taurasi hit what should have been the game winning shot with two seconds left to put the UConn ahead, 67-65. But Duke quickly passed the ball up the floor to guard Jessica Foley, who sank the game winning three-pointer as time expired to snap the Huskies 69-game home winning streak.
New Orleans -The Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Southern California Trojans split this year’s college football national title.The USC Trojans (12-1) were crowned college football national champions by the Associated Press, the Trojans’ first title in 25 years. USC beat Michigan 28-14 in the Rose Bowl on January 1.The LSU Tigers (13-1) were crowned college football national champions by the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll. The Tigers defeated Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl on January 4. With the victory coaches were contractually obligated to crown LSU.
Compiled by the Famuan sports staff.Source: www.espn.com.