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College

SportShorts for Saturday, March 9, 2019

WRESTLING

TRAC announces all-conference team

Eight area wrestlers were named to the Three Rivers all-conference first team, it was announced this week.

For Newman, the first-
teamers were Mason Glaudel (113 pounds), Will Rude (126), Kyle Tunink (138) and Brody Ivey (152).

Erie-Prophetstown had a pair of first-teamers in Calvin Naftzger (170) and Gabe Friedrichsen (182). They were joined by Morrison’s Colton Linke (120) and Fulton’s Eli Pannell (220).

A complete list of the team is on B7.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

OU’s Miller not
coming to Illini

A.D. Miller, the Oklahoma receiver who had committed to leave for Illinois, has chosen to stay with the Sooners.

Illinois coach Lovie Smith announced in January that Miller would join the Fighting Illini as a graduate transfer.
Instead, Lincoln Riley expects Miller to rejoin the Sooners in the next few days.

“At the end of the day, this is where he wanted to be,” Riley said. “We’re thrilled to have him back. His teammates are thrilled to have him back.”

MEN’S BASKETBALL

LSU suspends coach Will Wade

What could go down as LSU’s most successful basketball season in about four decades has been tarnished by the suspension of coach Will Wade amid concerns about whether his recruiting tactics violated NCAA rules.

LSU Chancellor F. King Alexander and athletic director Joe Alleva announced Friday that they suspended Wade indefinitely.

The suspension came a day after reports that an FBI wire-tap captured Wade’s telephone conversations with a person convicted last year of funneling money to the families of basketball recruits. In a joint statement, Alexander and Alleva said the suspension will continue until LSU can ensure that Wade’s recruiting tactics have been in full compliance with NCAA and university policies.

PREP BASKETBALL

’Sheed to coach high school team

Former NBA star Rasheed Wallace is now a high school basketball coach in North Carolina.

Jordan High School in Durham held a news conference Friday to announce the 6-foot-10 Wallace is taking over as boys’ varsity head coach.

Wallace said during the news conference that he had opportunities to work in the NBA, but added: “Knowledge should be free and it doesn’t cost anything to pass that knowledge to these young men.”

Wallace spent a season as an assistant coach with the Pistons.

SOCCER

U.S. Women suing over discrimination

For the second time in 3 years, members of the world champion U.S. women’s soccer team have sued their governing federation, alleging systemic gender-based discrimination in wages and other terms.

All 28 members of the national team player pool are asking for compensation and working conditions equitable
to what the U.S. Soccer Federation provides to the men’s team, who have similar job responsibilities. The players are also seeking damages, including back pay.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Friday, which was International Women’s Day, comes less than 3 months before the three-time world champions are scheduled to open defense of their title in the Women’s World Cup in France.

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