Wildcats knock off Arkansas Baptist
NORTH LITTLE ROCK – The El Dorado Wildcats faced both a talented Arkansas Baptist squad, and a bout of unexpected adversity Saturday afternoon at the Arkansas Hoops Challenge. However, El Dorado used its moxie to claim a tough 66-58 victory over the Eagles. "It was a big win. There were a lot...
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Mansfield (La.) topple Lady Wildcats
MINDEN, La., – The El Dorado Lady Wildcats went 1-1 Saturday at the Minden Holiday Classic. As a result, they finished a single victory shy of their goal of winning the event second consecutive season. In the championship game, El Dorado took on Mansfield, La. When the action was complete, the...
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Bucks down Bulldogs
Picture: Junction City's Randall Holyfield drives to the basket against Wa...
Junction City's Randall Holyfield drives to the basket against Wa...
STRONG – The Junction City Dragons used a fourth quarter spurt to distance themselves from Warren en route to a 70-53 victory in the semifinals of the Strong-Huttig Classic Saturday afternoon.Both teams feature outstanding athletes so naturally, this affair was fast paced. Typically, that favo...
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Picture: Arkansas's Manuale Watkins (21) takes the ball away from Southeast Missouri State's Josh Langford (0) in first...
Arkansas's Manuale Watkins (21) takes the ball away from Southeast Missouri State's Josh Langford (0) in first...
NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Bobby Portis made the most of his homecoming to central Arkansas.Portis matched his season high of 24 points and added nine rebounds in a return to his native central Arkansas as the Razorbacks pulled away in the second half for an 84-67 win over Southeast Missouri Sta...
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It was just one of the many fascinating interactions my father and I had. Yet, I can’t help but to think about it as I observe the moral climate of our society.Several years ago, I was studying for a Political Science exam. But, the focus I had on how the United States government functions was...
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Picture: Utah wide receiver Delshawn McClellon (10) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Colorado State during ...
Utah wide receiver Delshawn McClellon (10) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Colorado State during ...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Utah quarterback Travis Wilson ran for three touchdowns and passed for another Saturday, leading the No. 23 Utes to a 45-10 rout of Colorado State in the Las Vegas Bowl.Wilson rushed for a season-high 91 yards on 11 carries and completed 17 of 26 passes for 158 yards.Utah (9-4...
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Western Michigan couldn't cap its turnaround season with its first bowl victory in school history.Air Force beat the Broncos 38-24 on Saturday night in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, dropping them to 0-6 in bowl games. Western Michigan was 8-5 this season after going 1-11 la...
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Nevada Wolf Pack will have to wonder how the New Orleans Bowl might have been different if not for some untimely mistakes deep in Louisiana-Lafayette territory.Nevada failed to reach the end zone for the first time in six seasons and lost 16-3 on Saturday. Freshman recei...
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Colorado State-Pueblo didn't have a football program seven years ago.Now, there is none better in Division II.Chris Bonner threw for 191 yards and a touchdown, Cameron McDondle ran for 113 yards and the ThunderWolves relied on some stingy defense to knock off previousl...
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After yet another injury, Utah State wound up needing its fifth-string quarterback. Fortunately for the Aggies, they had the Vigil brothers the whole way.Nick Vigil ran for a touchdown and combined with his brother to make 16 tackles as Utah State shut down UTEP 21-6 S...
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Notre Dame QBs in a spirited competitionSOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Malik Zaire has played just a little over two quarters of meaningful football at Notre Dame. He already knows the pressure of starting at quarterback for the Fighting Irish.He need only examine the arc of Everett Golson's season.F...
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CHICAGO (AP) — No. 1 Kentucky made it look so easy that coach John Calipari felt the need to point out he had actual human beings on the court.The only question was the final score, and that took longer to decide than the game.Devin Booker had 19 points, and the Wildcats scored the first 24 po...
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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Chris Thomas scored 22 points, and unheralded Texas Southern beat 25th-ranked Michigan State, outlasting the Spartans 71-64 in overtime Saturday.The Tigers (2-8) were coming off a 40-point loss to Gonzaga, but coach Mike Davis’ team was poised throughout agains...
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — USC Upstate is starting to get used to knocking off teams from major conferences.Ty Greene’s 18-foot jumper with 6.3 seconds remaining pushed USC Upstate to a 53-51 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday, giving the program another marquee win less than three we...
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ariel Massengale scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half and No. 10 Tennessee beat No. 7 Stanford 59-40 on Saturday for its fifth consecutive victory.Tennessee (9-2) led from start to finish and was never seriously threatened as it ended a three-game losing streak...
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 DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Illinois State scored 15 unanswered points in the fourth quarter as the fifth-seeded Redbirds rallied for a 21-18 win over top-seeded New Hampshire in the FCS semifinals on Saturday.Tre Roberson scored on a 47-yard run midway through the fourth quarter to give Illinoi...
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant expects to be exhausted by the end of Atlanta's NFC South showdown Sunday at New Orleans.Drew Brees, the Saints' eight-time Pro Bowl quarterback, is renowned for sidestepping pressure and picking defenses apart.In the series, Brees...
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LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have proved themselves to be a mirage, a team that got away with its faults until it couldn't any longer. Leaders in the NFC East as recently as a week ago, they're now just about done in the playoff race, and they're in no position to argue that th...
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Picture: Denver's Terrance Knighton celebrates after a play during action this season.
Denver's Terrance Knighton celebrates after a play during action this season.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Terrance Knighton has experienced quite a growth spurt in Denver this season. Granted, that sounds outlandish for a 331-pound guy known as “Pot Roast.”However, he’s a huge reason the Broncos (11-3) are more than just the Peyton Manning Show. He’s...
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Picture: Lindsey Vonn, of United States, celebrates on the podium after winning an alpine ski women's World Cup downhil...
Lindsey Vonn, of United States, celebrates on the podium after winning an alpine ski women's World Cup downhil...
VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — Just four races back into her skiing career, Lindsey Vonn is on the verge of World Cup history.After clinching a second straight win — and third consecutive podium — with a victory in Saturday's downhill, the 30-year-old American now has the chance to sec...
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