Digest for 1-1-13


STATE

Riddle named A-State assistant head coach

JONESBORO — Arkansas State has named Kent Riddle assistant head coach, tight ends coach and special teams coordinator for Bryan Harsin’s first staff.

Riddle spent the past two seasons at North Texas as a special teams and tight ends coach, but has also coached at Colorado, Boise State, Army and Oregon State. Riddle has coached in six bowl games and been the position coach for three All-Americans, 10 all-conference performers and four NFL players.

Hogs’ Young named SEC player of week

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas guard B.J. Young was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week following his double-double against Northwestern State on Saturday.

Young scored 26 points and totaled a career-high 13 rebounds in the 79-61 victory. He is second in the SEC in scoring (17.5 points per game) and first on the team.

Young also is third in the SEC in assists per game with 4.4.

NATIONAL

Boise to stay in MWC

BOISE, Idaho — With the landscape of the Big East constantly changing, Boise State has decided it will no longer be a part of its future.

Boise State announced Monday it will remain in the Mountain West Conference for football and the majority of its other sports programs. The school was set to join the Big East for football to become a part of one of the six Bowl Championship Series conferences, but the fate of that league is in limbo with the loss of some teams to other conferences.

— Staff and wire reports