Hoosiers to add 7 to athletic Hall of Fame
BLOOMINGTON (AP) — Former Indiana University President William Lowe Bryan and current men’s soccer coach Todd Yeagley headline the Hoosier new Hall of Fame class.
School officials announced Thursday that seven new members will be inducted Oct. 5.
Bryan played baseball at Indiana in 1884, served as the school president in 1902-37 and is credited with pushing for the school’s admission into the Big Ten.
Yeagley played soccer for his Hall of Fame father, Jerry, and returned to coach the soccer team in 2010. He led Indiana to last year’s national title.
The other new inductees are 1968 Olympic swimmer Larry Barbiere, football All-American and men’s golf coach Bob Fitch, track All-American Mike Goodrich, 1994 national soccer player of the year Brian Maisonneuve, and Amy McGrath, who qualified for the 1980 Olympic team.
Injured football player moved to rehab center
FORT WAYNE (AP) — A family member says a northeastern Indiana high school football player is now at a rehabilitation center recovering from a head injury.
Columbia City senior running back and linebacker Sam Dailey was released Tuesday from Fort Wayne’s Lutheran Hospital, where he was in serious condition after being injured Aug. 23 in a game at Warsaw.
Neurosurgeon Jeffrey Kachmann has said Dailey suffered an acute head injury while trying to make a tackle, which caused a blood clot to form on his brain. The player had several surgeries to reduce swelling.
CBS acquires rights to Big East basketball
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS Sports has struck a deal with Fox Sports to acquire to the rights to televise Big East basketball game from the 2013-14 season through 2018-19
In the first year of the deal, CBS will broadcast two games and CBS Sports Network will air 18.
Beginning with the 2014-15 season, CBS Sports will have the right to up to 30 men’s basketball games per year, with up to five on CBS.
The Big East is back to being a basketball only conference. The schools without FBS football teams broke away from the football schools and took the name. Butler joined the league after a year in the Atlantic 10.
Davenport, Pierce among tennis Hall nominees
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Major champions Lindsay Davenport, Mary Pierce and Conchita Martinez are among the International Tennis Hall of Fame nominees for 2014.
The Hall also announced Thursday that coach Nick Bollettieri, wheelchair player Chantal Vandierendonck, executive Jane Brown Grimes and author and broadcaster John Barrett are up for election next year.
Davenport won singles titles at the U.S. Open in 1998, Wimbledon in 1999 and the Australian Open in 2000. She was ranked No. 1 for a total of 98 weeks, finishing at that spot in 1998, 2001, 2004 and 2005.
Pierce was singles champion at the 1995 Australian Open and the 2000 French Open. Martinez is the only Spanish woman to win Wimbledon, beating Martina Navratilova in the 1994 final.
Dodgers’ Kershaw wins 2013 Rickey Award
DENVER (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw is being recognized for his work off the field. He’s the winner of the 2013 Branch Rickey Award in recognition of his community work.
Created by the Rotary Club of Denver in 1991, the Branch Rickey Award honors individuals in baseball who contribute to their communities and are strong role models for young people.
At 25, Kershaw is the youngest person to receive the award. The award is named in honor of the late baseball executive known for creating the framework for the modern minor league farm system and for breaking baseball’s color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson.