Monday, November 30, 2009

LSC Roundup 11-30

Football News
East Coast Bowl Box Score

Grantham passes on senior season
Scott Grantham knows about heavy decisions.

Facing a fourth and five from the 20-yard line in double overtime at Texas A&M-Kingsville during the first round of the NCAA playoffs on Nov. 14, Grantham tucked the ball after seeing an opening. The quarterback could have run out of bounds after gaining enough yardage for the first down, but he didn’t. The El Paso native decided to keep going, and in doing so, he scored after an ESPN “Top 10”-like run.

Then, when it came time for the coaching staff to go for one and tie the game or two to win it, Grantham wanted the ball. And deciding to cut back behind his pulling guard, he gave the Texans the win via the two-point conversion (57-56).

Three years earlier, the quarterback had an even more looming decision to encounter. Grantham was told he would never play football again thanks to Arterio-Venous Malformation (AVM), an abnormal collection of blood vessels in the brain that can cause seizures or persistent headaches.

Former ACU players do well in NFL
For the most part, it was a good Sunday for two Abilene Christian rookies in the NFL.

In an early game, Bernard Scott rushed 18 times for 87 yards to help the Cincinnati Bengals to a 16-7 win over AFC North rival Cleveland. The Bengals, now 8-3, finished unbeaten in divisional play.....In a late afternoon game against the Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears receiver Johnny Knox — Scott’s teammate in 2007 and 2008 at ACU — caught a 24-yard touchdown pass from Jay Cutler to end a first-quarter drive set up by a 44-yard kickoff return by Danieal Manning, yet another former ACU player.

Volleyball News
Do the math
If you're going to a West Texas A&M volleyball practice, it might be wise to take a calculator.

WT coach Jason Skoch - in his first year coaching the Lady Buffs - has established himself as a thinking man's coach, focusing on mental and psychological preparation.

One of the best examples of this is a drill Skoch calls blocking math. As the players go through blocking drills, he calls out two numbers. If the numbers combined equal an even total, the players are to block to the left. If the product is an odd number, the block is to the right.

"And he times us," junior outside hitter Lauren Thedford said. "If it's not below 2.4 seconds, it doesn't count. Luckily I'm pretty quick up there, but it is tough for some of us. You've got to do it fast, process it and get your body going."

Men's Basketball News
A&M-C men post 105-82 win over Langston
BASKETBALL: ASU comes up short against Fort Lewis in OT
WT hoops teams sweep tournament
Midwestern men on a hot streak
Mustangs earn their sixth consecutive win
MSU men defeat Langston, improve to 5-0
Lions Pick Up 73-59 Win Over St. Mary's
M. Basketball. Buffs Dive Into LSC Crossover Action
M. Basketball. Buffs Defensive Pressure Downs SWOSU, 74-55
M. Basketball. Buffs Shoot Down UT-Permian Basin, 74-51
Texans run past Wildcats, 90-47
Men Fall to Buffs, 74-65
Men Tame Grizzlies, 74-64
M. Basketball: SE Men Earn Hard-Fought 65-55 Win
M. Basketball: Mustangs run past St. Mary's for sixth-straight win
M. Basketball: Ebie, Mustangs turn over Langston, 74-56
Hounds Steal Ball, Game From Mountaineers
Aggies win Classic, cruise to 3-0
Highlands holds off Rams
Rams fall in OT, 95-92

Women's Basketball News
COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Rattlers rally in second half to knock off Rambelles
BASKETBALL: UTPB hands 'Belles second loss of season
Lady Buffs top UTPB to remain unbeaten
Defensive effort not enough for MSU women
MSU ready to get back to work
Records Fall in Hoggie Win
A&M-Commerce Falls to Texas A&M-Kingsville, 90-60
Nicole Anderson Picks Up Win Number One as Lions' Head Coach
W. Basketball. Permian Basin Fights, but Lady Buffs Hold on to Win, 73-62
W. Basketball. Lady Celebrate Thanksgiving with a Victory Over St. Mary's, 70-49
TexAnns win on the road in Austin
W. Basketball: SE Improves to 5-0 with 80-59 Win
W. Basketball: Women's Hoops Cruises to 105-45 win
W. Basketball: MSU's late charge not enough, RiverHawks survive 56-51
Zias Hold on for Win over Two-Time Defending RMAC Champions
Zia Rally Falls Short Against Metropolitan State
Rawls' 28 points ignite ECU victory
Lady Tigers slam Southern Arkansas
Aggies drive through Drovers
ASU falls to Rattlers
'Belles stunned by UTPB

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