Digest for 03-20-13


LOCAL

Jackson State coach, AM&N alumnus, retires

Tevester Anderson will retire as Jackson State men’s basketball coach, it was announced Tuesday.

Anderson, a 1962 Arkansas AM&N (now Arkansas-Pine Bluff) graduate, finished his 10-year run at Jackson State with a 149-170 record. The Tigers went 11-18 this season.

Anderson led the Tigers to seven straight SWAC tournament appearances, a SWAC tournament championship and NCAA tournament berth in 2007 and postseason NIT bid in 2010.

He moved to Jackson State from Murray State, where he went 103-52 with two Ohio Valley Conference championships in five seasons.

Jackson State will hold a press conference Monday to announce Anderson’s retirement, which will become effective June 30.

STATE

Arkansas’ WNIT tickets on sale

Tickets for Thursday’s Women’s National Invitation Tournament game between Memphis and Arkansas are on sale now.

Tickets are $6 for youth, $7 for general admission, $11 for reserved seating and $1 for UA students. To order, contact the Razorback Ticket Center at 479-575-5151 or visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.

NATIONAL

Cowboys, Dolphins will meet in Hall of Fame Game

CANTON, Ohio — The Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins will open the NFL’s 2013 preseason slate in the Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 4.

The Cowboys will make their fifth trip to Canton and first since 2010, a 16-7 win over Cincinnati. Dallas is 1-3 in the Hall of Fame Game.

Miami is 0-3 in Canton, including a loss to the Bears in its last trip in 2005.

The game will be played a day after the newest Hall of Fame class is enshrined. Three of the seven members of the 2013 Hall class have ties to the participating teams.

Guard Larry Allen starred for the Cowboys from 1994-2005, while Bill Parcells finished his coaching career with Dallas from 2003-06 and spent 2007-10 in charge of the Dolphins’ football operations. Wide receiver Cris Carter ended his career with Miami in 2002.

Hasselbeck lands in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — It didn’t take long for Matt Hasselbeck to find a job.

Released Monday by the Tennessee Titans, the 37-year-old quarterback has signed with Indianapolis to become the backup to Andrew Luck.

Hasselbeck spent the past two seasons with the Titans, starting all 16 games for the club in 2011. He found himself as the backup to Jake Locker at the start of the 2012 campaign, but started five games after Locker injured his shoulder.

In eight games overall, Hasselbeck threw for 1,367 yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions.

Fitzpatrick headed to Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans have reportedly moved quickly to find a new backup quarterback, agreeing to terms with former Bills starter Ryan Fitzpatrick.

According to the Tennessean, Fitzpatrick has agreed to a two-year contract. He’ll take over from Matt Hasselbeck as the primary backup to Jake Locker.

Fitzpatrick was released by the Bills earlier this month after he was unwilling to restructure his contract. He agreed to a six-year, $59 million contract extension in October 2011.

— Staff and wire reports