On Dec. 4, 1944, country singer Eddy Arnold made his first recordings in Nashville. In 1956, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins made a series of impromptu recordings in Memphis at…
Trevon Brazile scored 23 points and No. 11 Arkansas broke away in the second half to beat San Jose State 99-58. The Razorbacks led 40-35 at the break before erupting. It was the first men’s basketball matchup between the schools. Arkansas is 7-1. Ricky Council IV had 17 points for Arkansas. Heralded freshman guard Nick Smith, Jr. contributed 16 points and five assists in his first career start in only his second game as a collegian. Omari Moore scored 21 for the Spartans, who are 6-3.
With all sorts of turmoil behind them, No. 1 Georgia left no doubt about the top team heading into the College Football Playoff. The Bulldogs dismantled No. 11 LSU 50-30 in the Southeastern Conference championship game, earning a return trip to Atlanta on New Year's Eve for the Peach Bowl. Stetson Bennett’s threw a season-high four touchdown passes. Christopher Smith gave Georgia an early spark with a heads-up play that turned a seemingly harmless blocked field goal into a 96-yard TD. Georgia also turned a deflected pass off an LSU receiver's helmet into an interception that set up a TD.
Saturday, Dec. 3 EAST Allegheny 84, Thiel 70 Alvernia 82, Stevenson 65 American International 59, St. Michael’s 58 Army 75, Wagner 64 Bentley 86, S. Connecticut 62 Bloomfield 86, Bridgeport 81 Bucknell 79, NJIT 63…
EAST Holy Cross 35, New Hampshire 19 Shepherd 48, Indiana (Pa.) 13 SOUTH Georgia 50, LSU 30 Jackson St. 43, Southern U. 24 Samford 48, SE Louisiana 42, OT Troy 45, Coastal Carolina 26 Tulane…
Kobe Johnson ran for 206 yards and two touchdowns, quarterback Cam Miller also ran for two scores and third-seeded North Dakota State pounded Montana 49-26 in the second round of the FCS playoffs. The defending and nine-time champion Bison piled up 453 yards on the ground and turned three turnovers by the Grizzlies into 21 points. North Dakota State is home against sixth-seeded Samford in the quarterfinals next weekend. Corbin Walker returned a Miller interception 58 yards early in the second half to pull the Grizzlies within 21-20. The Bison responded and scored on four of their next five possessions. Johnson had touchdown runs of 75 and 73 yards and TaMerik Williams had a 68-yarder. After that NDSU went 87 yards in nine plays, capped by TK Marshall’s seven-yard TD run.
Ty Zentner kicked a 31-yard field goal in overtime as 13th-ranked Kansas State beat No. 3 and previously undefeated TCU 31-28 in the Big 12 championship game. That leaves the 12-1 Horned Frogs to wait until Sunday to find out if they had already done enough to get into the four-team College Football Playoff. TCU could still get in the playoff. Its case was helped when fourth-ranked Southern California lost to Utah in the Pac-12 championship game. Deuce Vaughn ran for 130 yards and a touchdown and Will Howard threw two TDs for the 10-3 Wildcats.
Jake Haener threw for 184 yards and a touchdown, Nikko Remigio returned a punt 70 yards for a score, and Fresno State defeated Boise State 28-16 to win the Mountain West Conference championship. Fresno State (9-4) overcame a 1-4 start to the season and a rash of injuries to win its final eight games, claiming the program’s third Mountain West crown. Boise State (9-4), which won 40-20 in the regular-season match-up between the teams, fell to 3-3 in Mountain West title games.
Freshman guard Derek Simpson scored 10 straight points in a game-deciding run and Rutgers beat No. 10 Indiana for the sixth time in a row, 63-48 on Saturday. Caleb McConnell had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Scarlet Knights, who improved to 6-2. Simpson finished with 14, all in the second half. Miller Kopp scored a season-high 21 points for Indiana, which is 7-1 . Star forward Trayce Jackson-Davis had 13 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out late.
Steele Venters’ 33 points led Eastern Washington over North Dakota State 78-70. Venters added three steals for the Eagles. Cedric Coward scored 12 points and added seven rebounds. Ethan Price had nine points. The Bison were led by Jacari White and Damari Wheeler-Thomas with 14 points each. Tajavis Miller finished with 13 points.
The Coppin State Eagles defeated the Loyola (MD) Greyhounds 74-71 on Saturday night led by Sam Sessoms' 35 points. The Eagles are now 4-6 on the season, while the Greyhounds dropped to 4-5.
Led by Brandin Podziemski's 27 points, the Santa Clara Broncos defeated the Sacramento State Hornets 72-65 on Saturday night. The Broncos are now 7-2 on the season, while the Hornets fell to 3-5.
Quincy Crittendon raced untouched into the end zone from 10-yards out for the game-winning touchdown in overtime to give Samford a 48-42 win over Southeast Louisiana in a second-round FCS playoff game. It was the second straight walk-off, overtime touchdown for Samford’s back-up, walk-on quarterback. Crittendon, a redshirt freshman, raced 25 yards for a touchdown in the second overtime period to beat Mercer, 50-44.
Chucky Hepburn scored 19 points shooting 7 for 10, Tyler Wahl added 15 points and Wisconsin beat Marquette 80-77 in overtime. Matt Klesmit scored 13 points and his lay-in over a pair of Marquette defenders with three seconds left put the Badgers ahead 79-77. The Golden Eagles had to go the length of the floor after both teams used timeouts and Wisconsin intercepted long entry passes in consecutive possessions to seal it. After the first turnover Wahl made one of two foul shots. Kam Jones scored a career-high 26 points for Marquette, shooting 9 for 12.