Digest for 05-08-13


COMMUNITY

Glover to speak at Ridgway sports banquet

Former Pine Bluff and Woodlawn football coach Marion Glover will speak at Ridgway Christian School’s All-Sports Banquet, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the school’s gymnasium.

Glover was a head football coach at Clinton, Warren, Pine Bluff, Subiaco Academy, Camden Fairview and Woodlawn from 1976-2009. He led Pine Bluff to state championships in 1990, 1993, 1994 and 1995 and won 15 conference championships at the school. He has a 222-126-4 career record.

Glover played collegiate football at The Citadel, making the All-Southern Conference team from 1967-69.

Watson Chapel Basketball Camp coming soon

May 29-31 are the dates for the Watson Chapel Basketball Camp at the Watson Chapel High School gymnasium.

The camp is open to girls and boys going into grades 1-7. The cost is $30, and students who attend all three days will receive a T-shirt.

Camp times are 8:30-11:30 a.m. The camp includes basic fundamentals, contests and games and a concession stand for drinks and snacks. Each camper must be covered by a family insurance policy.

An application and fee should be returned by May 26 to: WC Basketball, 4000 Camden Road, Pine Bluff, AR 71603.

Star City’s ‘Camp of Champs’ this month

Star City High School will host its basketball “Camp of Champs” for boys and girls entering first through ninth grades, May 28-30.

The fee is $50 per student or $80 for two siblings. Each camper must be covered by a family insurance policy.

Camp times are 8-11 a.m. for girls and 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for boys.

For more information call coach Becky Brown at 870-866-3562.

NATIONAL

TBS to air Final Four starting in 2014

NEW YORK — The national semifinal games of the men’s NCAA Tournament will be broadcast by TBS for the next two years.

CBS, which had been the television home of the Final Four since 1982, will still air the national championship game in 2014 and 2015 before the two networks begin alternating coverage.

Under the lucrative 14-year agreement signed with the NCAA in 2010, CBS and TBS will broadcast the entire Final Four in alternating years, starting in 2016. TBS will air the national semifinal games and the championship game in 2016, followed by CBS in 2017.

College Football Hall class announced

NEW YORK — Heisman Trophy winners Vinny Testaverde of Miami (Fla.), Ron Dayne of Wisconsin and Danny Wuerffel of Florida highlight the 2013 Football Bowl Subdivision class for induction to the College Football Hall of Fame.

A total of 12 players and two coaches were selected for enshrinement. Induction ceremonies are set for Dec. 10 in New York.

Joining the trio in this year’s class will be Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier, Ohio State offensive tackle Orlando Pace, Arizona defensive end Tedy Bruschi, North Carolina State tailback Ted Brown, Texas defensive back Jerry Gray, Kentucky end Steve Meilinger, Oklahoma linebacker Rod Shoate, Michigan State linebacker Percy Snow, Baylor quarterback Don Trull and coaches Bill McCartney and Wayne Hardin.

Jaguars land longtime Seahawks CB Trufant

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars agreed to terms with longtime Seattle Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant on Tuesday.

Trufant spent his first 10 seasons with Seattle, the team that made him the 11th pick in the 2003 NFL Draft.

The 32-year-old brings a wealth of experience, having played in 136 games with 125 starts over the course of his career.

— From wire reports