FRIDAY SPORTS: HS playoffs begin; College hoops get underway; Baylor, Stanford win

November 8, 2013

High School Football playoffs get underway Friday night as Seneca goes to Broome in Class 3A. Pickens is at top-ranked Daniel. Blue Ridge goes to BHP. Greenville will host Wren. In Class 2A, Division 1 Crescent will host Mid Carolina. Powdersville will host Keenan. And the regular season will wrap up for TL Hanna who is on the road at rival Westside. WGOG will present its season-ending edition of the Edwards Auto Sales High School Scoreboard Show Friday night with Tony Medlin, Kris Butts, and David Lyles. They will have the scores from around the state and a wrap-up of the 2013 season. The show will air following Furman basketball.

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The Furman men’s basketball team will tip off the regular season Friday night when it hosts NCAA Division III Sewanee in a 7:30 p.m. game on YP Court at Timmons Arena. Coverage on 96.3 WGOG will begin at 7:00 PM.

The Clemson Tigers will tip off the season Friday night at Littlejohn Coliseum, hosting Stetson. Tip time is 7:00 PM.

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In college football Thursday, Bryce Petty threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more, Shock Linwood ran for 182 yards and #5 Baylor stayed undefeated with a 41-12 win over #12 Oklahoma.

Oregon is unbeaten no longer. The Ducks fell to Stanford Thursday night, 26-20.

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Winners of its last two Southern Conference games, Furman will look to continue its late season surge Saturday when Samford pays a visit to Paladin Stadium for a 1:30 p.m. matchup that will highlight homecoming weekend at the university. Coverage on 96.3 WGOG begins Saturday at 12:00 PM, with the Paladin Tailgate Show from the Barnes and Noble Bookstore on the Furman Campus. Furman (4-5, 3-2 SoCon) has claimed its last two league games, defeating Appalachian State, 27-10, on Oct. 26 in Greenville, and Georgia Southern, 16-14, last Saturday in Statesboro in the final meeting between the SoCon riv

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South Carolina junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and Clemson junior defensive end Vic Beasley are among 12 players named as semifinalists for the 44th Rotary Lombardi Award. The award will be presented December 11, 2013, at the Wortham Center in Houston, Texas.

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The Minnesota Vikings beat the Washington Redskins 34-27 Thursday night in Minneapolis. Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder went 17 for 21 for 174 yards with two touchdowns and an interception before leaving late in the third quarter with a dislocated shoulder on his non-throwing left arm. Redskins QB Robert Griffin III went 24 of 37 for 281 yards with three touchdowns.

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David Cornwell, the new attorney for Jonathan Martin, said in a statement Thursday night that the Miami Dolphins player was subjected to harassment by teammates that went far beyond the usual hazing, including a physical attack, daily vulgar comments, and a vulgar threat against Martin’s sister. The statement said, “For the entire season and a half that he was with the Dolphins, he attempted to befriend the same teammates who subjected him to the abuse with the hope that doing so would end the harassment. This is a textbook reaction of victims of bullying. Despite these efforts, the taunting continued.” Martin abruptly left the Dolphins last week because of the harassment, and the person he alleged was his main antagonist, Richie Incognito, was suspended. The NFL is investigating.

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One of the four historic gold medals won by Jesse Owens in the 1936 Berlin Olympics will be auctioned off next month by SCP Auctions. Company president David Kohler who said the Owens family is unclear about where the other three gold medals are, believes this one could sell for more than $1 million. The Owens gold medal was consigned to SCP by the estate of Elaine Plaines-Robinson, the wife of entertainer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, who’d been a close friend of Owens. Owens, who died in 1980, won his four gold medals in the 100- and 200-meter dash, the long jump and as a member of the 4×100 meter relay team in the Adolf Hitler-hosted Games.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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