• NAIA honors Lyon College

    Lyon College, a member of the TranSouth Athletic Conference, was listed as one of the honorees for the annual National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics 2009-10 Champions of Character Five Star Award.
    The honor is awarded to NAIA institutions which score 60 or more points on a “scorecard.” Points are awarded for character training, conduct of competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion. Other criteria used are student-athlete grade-point averages and no ejections during competition.
    Lyon finished with 64 points.

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  • Bulldogs extend streak

    LEBANON, Tenn. — The Lyon Scots put the Cumberland Bulldogs’ home winning streak in check here Thursday night, but the home team escaped with an 80-73 victory.
    Cumberland is unbeaten in all four of its home games this season. The Bulldogs have defeated the Scots in seven straight contests and have not lost to Lyon (6-6, 0-1) at home since 2003.
    Thursday’s game was the TranSouth Athletic Conference opener for each team.

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  • Lyon women muzzle Lady ’Dogs in TSAC opener

    LEBANON, Tenn. — K.K. Hodges earned her fourth double-double of the season as she led the Lyon Scots to a 63-44 win over the Cumberland Lady Bulldogs in a TranSouth Athletic Conference opener her Thursday night.
    Hodges finished with a game-high 25 points and 12 rebounds. The senior is eight rebounds away from being Lyon’s all-time leader. Grace Catt-McDowell, who played from 1987-91, is the current leader with 824.

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  • Bonnies’ second basketball victory over Trojans comes in Little Rock

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Demetrius Conger chalked up 21 points and 10 rebounds Wednesday as St. Bonaventure defeated the University of Arkansas-Little Rock for the second time this season, 68-55.
    Ogo Adegboye added 17 points and nine assists for the Bonnies (8-5), who beat the Trojans 77-64 on Nov. 14. Da’Quan Cook and Andrew Nicholson scored 11 points each for St. Bonaventure.
    Daylon Guy totaled 14 points and five assists for Little Rock (8-9), which has lost three straight games and six of its last eight. Solomon Bozeman added 13 points and Courtney Jackson had 10.

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  • Sugar Bowl scoring summary and statistics

    First quarter
    OSU 11:41 Dane Sanzenbacher fumble recovery in end zone. Devin Barclay kick (Ohio State 7, Arkansas 0)
    UA 9:43 Joe Adams 17-yard pass from Ryan Mallett. Zach Hocker kick (Ohio State 7, Arkansas 7)
    OSU 2:26 Dan Herron 9-yard run. Barclay kick (Ohio State 14, Arkansas 7)
    Second quarter
    OSU 9:53 Sanzenbacher 15-yard pass from Terrelle Pryor. Barclay kick (Ohio State 21, Arkansas 7)
    OSU 1:59 DeVier Posey 43-yard pass from Pryor. Barclay kick (Ohio State 28, Arkansas 7)

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  • Buckeyes win game, lose respect

    More mediocre teams than ever filling out too many bowl games for more than three weeks has turned college football’s postseason into a blur for just about everyone but family, friends, alumni and NFL scouts.
    Take the Sugar Bowl. The hype surrounding the matchup of Ohio State and Arkansas suggested you tune in to find out if the Big 10’s best could snap an 0-for-9 skid against Southeastern Conference rivals dating to the days when the legendary Woody Hayes was still roaming the sideline.

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  • NCAA five lift Buckeyes over Hogs

    NEW ORLEANS — Terrelle Pryor hobbled to the podium with the help of two teammates, picked up his second straight bowl MVP award, and used his time on the microphone to address the Ohio State faithful.
    “I apologize and I’m sorry,” he screamed toward the scarlet-clad side of the Superdome. “Go Bucks!”
    No worries. All is forgiven, especially if Pryor follows through on his vow to return next season.

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  • Southside endures two heartbreakers

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside lost a pair of basketball heartbreakers at home Tuesday night when the Heber Springs Panthers snuck away with a 44-40 victory and the Lady Panthers held on for a 41-39 win in Class 4A-2 District meetings.
    Each team was 3-0 in the conference entering the game.
    Levi Henderson hit a 3-pointer with 20 seconds to play to pull the Southerners within one, but Heber Springs’ Michael May sank a pair of free throws, Southside missed a chance to tie and then Austin Brown set the final with a free throw.

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  • Ohio State, Arkansas bowl histories

    Ohio State
    Record: 19-22
    2010 Rose Bowl Ohio State 26, Oregon 17
    2009 Fiesta Bowl Texas 24, Ohio State 21
    2008 BCS National Championship LSU 38, Ohio State 24
    2007 BCS National Championship Florida 41, Ohio State 14
    2006 Fiesta Bowl Ohio State 34, Notre Dame 20
    2004 Alamo Bowl Ohio State 33, Oklahoma State 7
    2004 Fiesta Bowl Ohio State 35, Kansas State 28
    2003 Fiesta Bowl Ohio State 31, Miami 24, 2OT
    2002 Outback Bowl South Carolina 31, Ohio State 28
    2001 Outback Bowl South Carolina 24, Ohio State 7

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  • Sugar Bowl capsule

    No. 6 Ohio State (11-1) vs. No. 8 Arkansas (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
    Line: Ohio State by 3½
    Series record: First meeting

    What’s at stake

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  • After 6-0 finish, Hogs to face Big 10 legends in Big Easy

    NEW ORLEANS — The Arkansas Razorbacks knew their season was hanging in the balance.
    They’d blown a double-digit lead against Alabama. They’d lost a high-scoring shootout to Auburn.
    Stumble again, and say hello to another trip to a consolation bowl.
    “We started talking about how we can’t let this decide the rest of our season,” linebacker Jerry Franklin said. “That was the turning point.”

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  • Cave City splits with 4A-2 rivals

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen improved to 5-7 overall and 2-2 in the Class 4A-2 when they edged the Clinton Yellow Jackets 60-59 in overtime here Monday night.
    Clinton led 12-11, 29-27 and 47-45 at the quarter breaks. It was 54-54 at the end of regulation.
    Chaz Mathews tied it at 54 with two free throws with 23 seconds to play.

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