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v13_southland_tournament_logoThe Southland Conference held its 32nd annual men’s and 26th annual women’s conference tournament this past weekend at the Merrell Center in Katy, Texas. 

*UT-Arlington made a record 26th appearance in the Southland Conference Tournament after missing the event last year. 

*SFA played in the tournament for the 16th time overall and for the seventh consecutive season. The Lumberjacks, who won the tournament in 2009, were the No. 2 seed in this year’s tournament. 

v12_sports_soutlandThe Lamar Cardinals and the McNeese State Lady Cowgirls captured the Southland Conference Tournament Championships, giving them automatic bids into the NCAA Tournament.

McNeese State’s Caitlyn Baggett, who scored 21 points, including the winning free throws with 5.6 seconds left, to lead the Lady Cowgirls to a 60-56 victory over Stephen F. Austin in the championship game.

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v10_state_farm_wade_listBy Yolande Y. Lezine

Sports Editor

 

The State Farm Wade Trophy Committee has added eight student-athletes to the 2011-2012 State Farm Wade Watch List, as selected by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.

 

Joining the preseason list of 25 “Wade Watch” hopefuls are Tayler Hill and Samantha Prahalis of Ohio State, Jordan Hooper of Nebraska, Anna Martin of De Paul, A’Ddia Mathies of Kentucky, Khadijah Rushdan of Rutgers, Alyssa Thomas of Maryland and Julie Wojta of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

v10_kevin_durantBy Yolande Y. Lezine

Sports Editor

 

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant captured his first NBA All-Star game MVP Award, scoring 36 points, and grabbing 7 rebounds in a 152-149 Western Conference victory over the Eastern Conference at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

 

“It’s just exciting to be named an All-Star, but to step it up another level and become MVP, it’s only something as a kid you dream about,” Kevin Durant said.

v10_girls_basketballYolande Lezine
Sports Editor

The Dekaney Wildcats, Cy Falls Eagles, and Barbers Hill are all headed to the High School Girls State Basketball Tournament in Austin, Texas this weekend.

Dekaney, (39-1) and Cy Falls, (37-2) will both be making their first trip to Austin to compete in the Class 5A State Semifinals. Cy Falls will face Duncanville (38-1) in a 5A semifinal at 3:30 p.m. and Dekaney will play San Antonio Reagan (34-4) at 8:30 p.m. in the Frank Erwin Center, which is located on the campus of the University of Texas.

v3_tsu_darrell_asberryAsberry Ready To Keep TSU Football In A Classy Outlook

Yolande Y. Lezine

by Forward Times Sports Editor

 

The Texas Southern University Football program continued to move in a positive direction to steer them away from various problems from the past as they named Darrell Asberry as the 15th head coach in Tigers football history.

 

The former head coach from Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, spent five seasons there, posting a 40-25 overall and a 30-13 record in conference play. He captured 3 CIAA championships in 5 seasons, and his teams ranked at the top in the nation both offensively and defensively.

banner_yolandeBy Yolande Lezine

Texas Southern University has named former Shaw University coach as the new head coach of the Tigers, after an extensive search over the past month.

 

Asberry, 39, was hired by TSU Athletic Director Charles McClelland. He becomes the 15th football coach in school history, beating out interim coach Kevin Ramsey. Ramsey, who recently completed his third season with the program, directed the defense in 2010, when the Tigers finished with the No. 1 defense in the Football Championship Subdivision. Despite its 4-7 mark in 2011, TSU is on track to finish first in total defense among FCS programs for the second consecutive season.

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