RCHS spring awards
The spring awards program at RCHS will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 10 in the RCHS cafeteria.
BYU AD added to NCAA committee
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe is joining the NCAA men’s basketball selection committee.
The NCAA said Wednesday that Holmoe will fill the final two years of West Coast Conference Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich’s term. Zaninovich is taking over as the Pac-12’s chief operating officer next month.
Holmoe was a football star for the Cougars and played on three Super Bowls championship teams with the San Francisco 49ers in the 1980s. He earned a fourth ring as an assistant coach with the 49ers in the 1990s. Holmoe served as California’s head coach from 1997 through 2001 before returning to his alma mater in July 2001 as an associate athletic director. A little less than four years later, he was promoted to AD.
Utah State athletic director Scott Barnes is next year’s committee chairman.
Big 10 has 2 in 2014 Jimmy V Classic
NEW YORK (AP) — Villanova will play Illinois and Indiana will meet Louisville in the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 9 at Madison Square Garden.
Illinois is a replacement for fellow Big Ten school Maryland which had to drop out because of scheduling issues. It was announced Monday that Maryland will be in the 2016 Jimmy V Classic.
The doubleheader will conclude the eighth annual Jimmy V Week, an initiative by ESPN on its various platforms to help raise funds for cancer research. In seven years, Jimmy V Week has generated over $8 million in total contributions for The V Foundation for Cancer Research, including a record-setting $1.8 million in 2013.
The V Foundation was founded by ESPN and former commentator Jim Valvano who led North Carolina State to the 1983 national championship and died from cancer in 1993.