Rushville Republican

June 6, 2014

Sports Briefs


Rushville Republican

---- — 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.

Attorney: Sterling agrees to sell Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Donald Sterling is leaving without a fight.

He is dropping his plans to sue the NBA, leaving only approval by the league’s owners for Steve Ballmer to become the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Sterling agreed Wednesday to sign off on the $2 billion sale to the former Microsoft CEO, bringing the possibility of a resolution to weeks of rumors, uncertainty and looming legal action.

The agreement hadn’t been officially signed Wednesday afternoon, according to an individual with knowledge of the negotiations who wasn’t authorized to discuss them publicly. But Donald Sterling’s attorney, Maxwell Blecher, said he “has made an agreement with the NBA to resolve all their differences.” Sterling gave his consent to a deal that was negotiated by his wife, Shelly Sterling, to sell the team, Blecher said.

Representatives for Shelly Sterling and the NBA declined to comment.

The agreement was an about face for Donald Sterling, who just last week filed a $1 billion suit against the NBA in federal court alleging the league violated his constitutional rights by relying on information from an “illegal” recording that publicized racist remarks he made to a girlfriend.