MONDAY SPORTS: Furman continues West Coast trip

Furman concludes its non-conference men’s basketball schedule on Monday when it travels to Davis, Calif., to face the UC Davis Aggies in a 10 p.m. ET contest at The Pavilion. Coverage on 96.3 WGOG and the Furman Sports Network will begin Monday at 9:30 PM with the Paladin Pre-Game Show. The Paladins enter the game at 5-7 after suffering a 90-60 loss at Pac-12 contender California on Saturday afternoon in Berkeley, Calif.


Clemson closes out the non-conference portion of its schedule Monday against VMI; it is the first meeting between the two schools since the the 1963-64 season. Tip-off from Littlejohn Coliseum is set for 7:00 PM. In a related story, red-shirt sophomore guard Devin Coleman intends to transfer from the Clemson men’s basketball program, Head Coach Brad Brownell announced Saturday. Coleman appeared in 32 career games for the Tigers and scored 111 points.


The Gamecocks face another quick turnaround when Marshall travels to Colonial Life Arena for a Monday night matchup. The Gamecocks and Thundering Herd have met five times previously, but not since the 1980-81 campaign. Tip-off Monday is set for 7:00 PM.


Furman All-America offensive tackle Dakota Dozier will participate in the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, scheduled for Feb. 22-25 in Indianapolis, Ind. Top executives, coaching staffs, player personnel departments, and medical personnel from all 32 NFL teams will be on hand at Lucas Oil Stadium to evaluate the nation’s top college football players for the upcoming NFL Draft, slated for May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.



Carolina Panthers 21, Atlanta Falcons 20

Cincinnati Bengals 34, Baltimore Ravens 17 — The reigning Super Bowl champion Ravens didn’t make the playoffs.

Indianapolis Colts 30, Jacksonville Jaguars 10 — Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri became the seventh NFL player to score 2,000 career points, with a first-half field goal.

Denver Broncos 34, Oakland Raiders 14 — Broncos QB Peyton Manning set a new single-season record for yards passing, getting 266 in the game for a season total of 5,477, one more than the previous record of 5,476 set by the New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees in 2011.

Next weekend’s wild card matchups:

Saturday (January 4th): Kansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles

Sunday (January 5th): San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers


Monday’s college bowl game schedule features Middle Tennessee State and Navy in the Armed Forces Bowl at 11:45 AM. Georgia Tech faces Mississippi in the Music City Bowl at 3:15 PM. #10 Oregon goes up against Texas at 6:45 PM in the Alamo Bowl, while #16 Arizona State takes on Texas Tech in the Holiday Bowl at 10:15 PM.


Seven-time Formula One racing champion Michael Schumacher is in critical condition after undergoing brain surgery following a skiing accident in the French Alps Sunday. The Grenoble University Hospital Center said the 44-year-old retired driver arrived in a coma with serious head trauma. The Meribel resort said Schumacher fell and hit his head on a rock while skiing, and that he’d been wearing a helmet.