Digest for 06-18-13


Omission

Some statistics from the Pine Bluff Tigers’ 10-9 loss to Crossett on Satuday in the John Gross Memorial Tournament were inadvertently omitted from a related article in Sunday’s issue.

For Pine Bluff, Jordan Stargell went 2 for 4 with a home run and drove in two runs. Kenny Edwards, Percy Arnold and J’Mar Johnson each went 2 for 4 as well, as Edwards and Johnson each drove in a run.

LOCAL

Golden Lions offer two scholarships at camp

Defensive end Kelvin Mitchell of Morrilton and defensive back Devin Mitchell of Perris, Calif., were offered scholarships to play football at Arkansas-Pine Bluff following the Monte Coleman Summer Football Camp held Thursday and Friday.

Devin Mitchell (5-foot-11, 170 pounds) is the younger brother of UAPB defensive back and return man Andre Mitchell. Kelvin Mitchell stands 6-3 and is 250 pounds.

Sixty athletes in grades 9-12 participated in the camp.

STATE

UA athletics project revenues of more than $80M

FAYETTEVILLE — The Arkansas athletic department is projecting revenues of $80.675 million for the 2013-14 fiscal year, according to information obtained through a Freedom of Information request.

The figure represents a 6.3 percent increase from Arkansas’ 2012-13 projection, which planned for $75.6 million in revenues. It continues a steady increase in projected revenues for the athletic department, growing from $51 million in 2008-09, $58 million in 2009-10, $63.3 million in 2010-11 and $68.9 million in 2011-12.

Arkansas’ 2013-14 projected revenue includes $26.5 million in football ticket sales, $20.5 million in Southeastern Conference and NCAA distribution, and $12.9 million in gifts and donations. The three account for 74.2 percent of the projected revenues.

Other projected revenues included $6.45 million from basketball ticket sales, $1.85 million in baseball ticket sales, $5.8 million in multimedia rights and sponsorships and $3.575 million in trademark licensing.

The projected football revenue of $26.5 million is $2.4 million less than in Arkansas’ 2012-13 budget for the sport ($28.9 million). An athletic department spokesperson said the primary difference is based on the fact Arkansas will play seven home football games in 2013, which was one less than 2012.

NATIONAL

Bruins take Cup lead

BOSTON — Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots for his third shutout of the playoffs to lead the Boston Bruins in a 2-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals from TD Garden.

After splitting a pair of overtime games in Chicago, Boston got second period goals from Daniel Paille and Patrice Bergeron, then turned to its goaltender in the third period to preserve the lead for a 2-1 advantage in this best-of- seven series.

Chicago, meanwhile, has dropped the past two games after winning the opener in triple-overtime despite 33 saves from Corey Crawford on Monday.

Chad Johnson released from jail after apology

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson was released from jail Monday after apologizing to a judge for his court room behavior last week.

Johnson was sentenced to 30 days in jail last Monday during a hearing in front of Broward County Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh, who assessed the jail term after Johnson playfully slapped his attorney’s butt for his good work during a probation violation hearing.

Johnson apologized to the judge after a week in jail on Monday and was ordered an immediate release.

The 35-year-old Johnson was in court last week for failing to appear before his probation officer. He was given probation last August after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor domestic battery charge against his former wife, an action which prompted his release from the Miami Dolphins.

— Staff and wire reports