This is one name that should never be misspelled on a Syracuse University basketball jersey.
Jim Boeheim is in his 43rd season as coach of the Orange. With more than 1,029 victories -- along with five Final Four appearances,and a national title in 2003 -- Boeheim has earned legendary status.
But when Boeheim’s son Buddy played in the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden against the University of Connecticut on Thursday, the freshman wore a jersey that spelled his last name “Boheim,” the Syracuse Post-Standard reported.
The Orange were red-faced.
The younger Boeheim, at 6-feet, 5 inches, scored a point and had an assist in Syracuse’s 86-73 loss to the Huskies.
With his name properly spelled during Friday’s game against Oregon, Buddy Boeheim did better, scoring three points. But it was not enough, as the Orange (2-2) lost 80-65, spoiling Jim Boeheim’s 74th birthday, which is Saturday.
A basketball player for Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts has been indefinitely suspended from the team and barred from campus for apparently throwing an elbow into an opponent's face.
The broadcast of the NCAA Division III basketball game posted to Fitchburg's website appears to show number 23, listed on the roster as Kewan Platt of Charlestown, throwing an elbow into the face of another player late in the game.
With Fitchburg State trailing Nichols College 73-63, freshman guard Nate Tenaglia of Tewksbury launches a three on a breakaway. As Tenaglia returns to the ground, Platt glances over his shoulder before apparently throwing an elbow right into the guard's face.
Tenaglia hits the ground hard and remains there momentarily before hopping up as the referees huddle.
"Clearly shows the kid already let the shot go and then gets hit," Fitchburg State junior Prince Addo said. "I don’t even know what to say; I’m just speechless."
After a short stoppage, the refs decide to toss Platt from the game, assessing a flagrant foul.
In a statement, Nichols College Athletics Director Chris Colvin said the team is glad Tenaglia was not hurt.
“We’re very happy that the Nichols College student-athlete involved in the incident, Nate Tenaglia, was unharmed and able to finish the contest. We are proud of the way our student-athletes handled the incident and that they did not allow it to escalate. This matter is in the hands of the authorities and the Fitchburg State administration. We trust that they will handle it appropriately," Colvin said.
One Twitter user pointed out that Platt appears to have been frustrated by a no-call at the other end.
"I feel it could’ve been a little feud like back and forth," Fitchburg State junior Eric Patel said.
The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference released a statement Wednesday afternoon, saying the organization is considering further sanctions against Fitchburg State University.
"It doesn't show a good side of the school," Fitchburg State student Eric Patel said Wednesday afternoon. "It kind of ruins the school's reputation. Other than that, it is just unsportsmanlike."
The conference also said Platt's previous player of the week award had been vacated.
"His behavior goes against the MASCAC’s mission, which includes good sportsmanship," the conference said on Twitter.
WFXT reported that Fitchburg State University police are investigating.
You can watch the full game here.
A southwest Florida university football player is accused of holding a gun to a teammate’s head during a Halloween party, the Naples Daily News reported.
Cory Del Prado, 18, was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.
Del Prado, a freshman quarterback from Miami who attends Ave Maria University, arrived at an off-campus party an apartment Saturday and was denied entry, the Daily News reported, citing an arrest report by the Sheriff’s Office.
According to the arrest report, Del Prado became upset and pushed Tibbetts. He then pulled a black, semi-automatic firearm from his waistband and held it at the right side of Tibbetts’ head, the Daily News reported.
According to the arrest report, Del Prado told Tibbetts that “I will ruin your life.”
Tibbetts was pulled back into the apartment and Del Prado fled the scene, according to the Daily News.
Del Prado denied he threatened Tibbetts, telling investigators that he was dressed as a gangster for the Halloween party and was holding a black BB gun in his hand as part of the costume, the newspaper reported. He also told authorities he was intoxicated and did not recall everything that he did, the Daily News reported.
Deputies found a black .177-caliber Powerline pellet gun in the trunk of Del Prado’s vehicle, according to the report. On the side of the pellet gun was a warning that said, “Not a toy. Misuse or careless use may cause serious injury or death.”
Del Prado was released from the Collier County Jail on Tuesday after posting a $10,000 bond.
Del Prado’s biography was removed from the Ave Maria University football media guide.
A fan was injured Thursday night when he scaled a wall and fell onto a stadium concourse during a college football game between West Virginia and Baylor, WBOY reported.
According to West Virginia University officials, a 49-year-old man in Section 134 of Milan Puskar Stadium was involved in a series of verbal altercations with other fans, the television station reported. The man then jumped over a wall in the south concourse area of the stadium and fell onto the concrete concourse below.
The man was taken to a hospital, WBOY reported. There was no information about the extent of the man’s injuries, the television station reported.West Virginia defeated Baylor 58-14.
A former college football standout who briefly signed with the Atlanta Falcons was arrested Saturday by police in Columbus, Georgia, for allegedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported.
Justin Crawford, 23, who played running back at Georgia's Hardaway High School and West Virginia University, faces charges of incest, sodomy and enticing a child for indecent purposes, according to Muscogee County Jail records.
At a preliminary hearing on Monday, Columbus Detective Mark Scruggs said Crawford’s wife, Chakeya, woke up Saturday around 5 a.m. and walked into her living room to find her husband with an erection as he stood over the child, the newspaper reported.
However, she told the Ledger-Enquirer she objected to Scruggs’ account, saying her husband’s penis was exposed but not erect. She said she confronted her husband about it, that he denied any wrongdoing and she decided to go back to bed.
She took the 12-year-old to the child’s mother later, and that’s when the girl said she had been asleep in the living room when Crawford came in and had her perform oral sex on him before they had intercourse, Scruggs said.
The newspaper reported that Scruggs said Crawford initially denied any sexual contact with the girl to police, but he later admitted to having oral sex and intercourse with her but claimed it was her idea.
Crawford remains in the Muscogee County Jail without bond, according to jail records.
As a senior in high school, Crawford rushed for 825 yards and seven touchdowns, the Ledger-Enquirer reported.
He spent two years at Northwest Mississippi Community College, where he rushed for over 3,000 yards and six touchdowns, putting him in the national spotlight. He then transferred to West Virginia, where he rushed for 2,237 yards and 11 touchdowns over two seasons.
Crawford signed with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent on May 1, but he was among 36 players released in September during the preseason.
He was on the roster for the Atlanta Legends in the new Alliance of American Football league but was suspended by the team after being arrested, according to The Associated Press.
Touchdowns are always a good thing for any football team, but a recent score on a Massachusetts’ college gridiron had a little extra meaning.
A local Nichols College fan, an 11-year-old girl named Alana Inslee, who suffers from acrodysotosis and hydrocephalus, was honored on her birthday with a special moment on her favorite team's field.
Acrodysostosis causes growth delays and small hands and feet with fingers and toes that are shorter than usual.
Meanwhile, hydrocephalus increases the size of ventricles deep within the brain, putting pressure on the brain and leading to a larger head than usual.
While the Nichols College football team battles various opponents throughout the season, Alana battles her disorders, and sticks around as a fan of the team.
In honor of her dedication, the team honored her by letting her score a touchdown at practice, and had everyone sign a jersey as a gift before taking pictures and videos with her.
The team tweeted out the special moment, saying, "We've had some great touchdowns scored this season on the field, but we think this is the best one!"
A University of Georgia baseball player was dismissed from the team Wednesday after being investigated for allegedly making racial slurs during the university’s football game Saturday.
Georgia football coach Kirby Smart addressed the situation Tuesday.
“If what I read and heard is true, it’s really unacceptable behavior that’s not who we are at Georgia,” Smart said. “We’re trying to build a program on tolerance and mutual respect. You can’t control what other people say, but the expectation is that people that are part of our program and come to our games share the same beliefs that we do. It’s sad that something like this would happen. I’m disappointed. But it doesn’t affect our family, our unit here and our kids have been great. It’s not something I’ve had to address with them. I’ve addressed it with Justin. That’s the most important thing.”
On Monday, University of Georgia student Klarissa Gulebian, who told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she heard the racial remarks, took to social media with the complaint. Using a Facebook public group page called “Overheard at UGA” as a forum, Gulebian, a junior from Lawrenceville, told the newspaper that her initial post had been deleted by page moderators so she posted it a second time and also shared it on Twitter. The second post remains on the page.
Gulebian was attending the game with her friends, Africa Buggs of Wisconsin and Sierra Buckner of Lawrence.
In a Twitter message, Buggs said Sasser was the offending party and that he was yelling, ‘Put the (N-word) in the game,’ throughout the fourth quarter.”
Last season, Sasser was one of Georgia’s top hitters. He batted .317 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI. He was a second-team All-SEC selection.
Former University of Alabama football coach Mike DuBose accidentally shot himself while hunting, WDHN reported.
The Covington County Sheriff’s Office said DuBose, 65, was transported to a hospital but did not say if his injuries were life-threatening, AL.com reported.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, DuBose accidentally shot himself once in the abdomen just before 2 p.m. Monday, WSFA reported.
DuBose drove himself to Mizell Memorial Hospital in his hometown of Opp, Alabama. Then he was airlifted to a hospital in Dothan, WDHN reported.
DuBose coached the Crimson Tide from 1997 to 2000 and went 24-23 with two bowl losses. He was named Southeastern Conference coach of the year in 1999 when Alabama went 10-3 and won the SEC title.
The Tide went 3-8 in DuBose’s final season and the coach resigned amid a scandal involving an inappropriate relationship with his secretary, WDHN reported.
DuBose has coached at several Alabama high schools since leaving the Crimson Tide program, WDHN reported.
Hearts are heavy in Nashville, Tennessee, after a Georgia native suffered a head injury in the second quarter during the Tennessee State vs. Vanderbilt football game Saturday afternoon.
TSU Tigers middle linebacker Christion Abercrombie, who remains in critical condition, was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center to undergo emergency surgery.
Players from Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt University gathered at midfield when Saturday’s game was over to pray for the sophomore, according to the Tennessean.
Abercombie transferred to TSU from Illinois, according to the TSU Tigers official website.
Tennessee State Football released the following statement:
He graduated from Westlake High School in Atlanta in 2016. Abercombie helped lead WHS to a 10-3 record in 2015 and earned the title of Defensive Player of the Year for Georgia Region 3 (AAAAAA).
– Visit WSBTV.com for the latest on this developing story.
UPDATE: An arrest has been made in the death of LSU basketball player Wayde Sims, police said during a Saturday news conference. Dyteon Simpson, 20, confessed to the shooting, police said.
Read the original story below:
An LSU basketball player was killed in an early Friday shooting near Southern University in Baton Rouge, WAFB reported.
Wayde Sims, 20, a 6-foot-6 junior forward, was identified by Baton Rouge police, the television station reported.
The incident occurred around 12:25 a.m. across the street from a Subway restaurant near the university, police said. Sims was taken to an area hospital with an apparent gunshot wound and died from his injury, WBRZ reported.
Sims averaged 5.6 points and 2.9 rebounds a game during the 2017-2018 season as a sophomore, while playing an average of 17.4 minutes a contest, according to the LSU basketball team’s website.
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