Friday, July 23, 2010

LSC Roundup 7-23

MSU lands pair of Division I transfers
Nick Gholson
Times Record News

Two brothers — Michael Loyd Jr. and Kevin Loyd — have decided to transfer from NCAA Division I schools to play basketball at Division II Midwestern State, according to a report in a Salt Lake City newspaper.

Deseret News writer Jim Rayburn reported that Michael is leaving Brigham Young to play for MSU and will join younger brother Kevin, who played at Grambling State last season.

Trey Reed, the sports information director at MSU, said Thursday that the school was not yet ready to release its basketball signings.

ENMU's Poku nominated for 'Good Works' team
Clovis News Journal

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior wide receiver Jesse Poku has been nominated for the 2010 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works team, based on performance on the field and community contributions off it.

Poku, from Murphy, Texas, was among the leaders in receptions and yards receiving in NCAA Division II last season and earned first-team All-Lone Star Conference South Division honors. In three seasons at ENMU, he has 127 catches for 1,526 yards and 15 tourndowns.

Off the field, he has worked a yearly football camp in Portales, participated in school reading programs such as Head Start, and helped with the cleanup after a tornnado in Clovis in the spring of 2007.

Wang Added to Rambelle Volleyball Coaching Staff
ASU Sports Information

SAN ANGELO, Texas – It’s safe to assume that Angelo State head volleyball coach Chuck Waddington pinched himself in disbelief or did at least one double take when he came across Qi Wang’s (pronounced CHEE Wong) application for the vacant assistant position on the Rambelle coaching staff.

Waddington spent a good portion of his summer sifting through resumes in search of a qualified assistant, and found that and more in Wang, a former AVCA NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year and leader of two teams that reached the NCAA Division II championship match. Wang has been added to Waddington’s staff and will help mentor a team that was selected third in the Lone Star Conference Preseason Volleyball Poll released by the league office Tuesday.

“I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am about adding Qi to our coaching staff,” Waddington said. “His knowledge and level of experience are off the charts. His technical expertise and success at the national level will no doubt have a huge impact on our program. To say that I am looking forward to working with him would be a huge understatement.”

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