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December 13, 2013

Sports briefs for Friday, Dec. 13

Sebree has big game for Cochise

DOUGLAS, Az. — Former Kokomo basketball player LaBradford Sebree posted a big game Saturday for Cochise College in a 96-88 victory over Glendale Community College.

Sebree, a freshman, had career highs of 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Apaches. Cochise improved to 5-6 overall with the victory and 4-3 in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference.

NCC meets with Arsenal Tech, Guerin

The principals and athletic directors of North Central Conference schools met with representatives of Indianapolis Arsenal Technical and Guerin Catholic at the IHSAA buidling in Indianapolis on Thursday to discuss possible membership of those schools in the NCC, the league announced in a press release on Thursday. Both schools made a presentation to the group and discussed their interest in joining the conference.

NCC officials plan to visit both schools in the near future. No timetable was given on extending an invitation to any school.

Northwestern YBL sets board meeting date

The Northwestern Youth Baseball League has scheduled a board meeting for Dec. 19 in the Northwestern Elementary School art room. The meeting will include discussion on 2014 registration dates, fees and fundraisers.

ND’s Diaco picked as new UConn coach

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Bob Diaco made quite an impression in his first news conference as UConn’s head football coach.

The former Notre Dame defensive coordinator was introduced Thursday after signing a five-year, $8 million deal. His salary will rise from $1.5 million in the first year to $1.7 million in the fifth.

An enthusiastic Diaco quoted everyone from St. Augustine (in Latin) to Garth Brooks in explaining how he plans to build the Huskies into a championship program.

Diaco said the winning will start immediately, whether that is in the classroom or offseason conditioning, but could not say how soon that might translate into bowl games or championships.

The 40-year-old Diaco says he will meet with the current UConn coaching staff before deciding on his staff.

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