Thunder’s Coyer to play at Monmouth
West Carroll senior Daltin Coyer will continue his academic and athletic career at Monmouth College, where he will play on the football team next fall.
Coyer was a 2-year starter on the offensive line for the Thunder, helping them to a 10-10 record, including a 7-4 mark and a first-round playoff win in 2017.
Monmouth has compiled a 43-9 record over the past five seasons, winning at least eight games each year. The Scots are 27-1 in Midwest Conference play, and haven’t lost a league game since 2014.
White Sox lose Jones, Rodon for season
Carlos Rodón and Nate Jones will miss the rest of the season with arm injuries, leaving the rebuilding Chicago White Sox without two key pitchers.
Rodón is scheduled for elbow-ligament replacement surgery Wednesday in Los Angeles. The left-hander was selected by Chicago with the No. 3 pick in the 2014 amateur draft, but his career has been hampered by injuries.
Jones had surgery Monday to repair a flexor mass tear in his right forearm. The 33-year-old has struggled with injuries since he had a 2.29 ERA in 71 appearances in 2016.
Bears make pair of roster moves
The Chicago Bears on Monday signed former
Princeton tight end Jesper Horsted and waived Northwestern’s Tommy Doles, who earned a contract following his tryout at the team’s rookie minicamp.
Horsted, who played wide receiver for the Tigers, went undrafted after leaving Princeton as the school’s all-time leader with 196 catches and 28 receiving touchdowns. He was invited to the East-West Shrine game, but not the combine.
Longtime NFL coach
Gunther Cunningham, who emigrated from postwar Germany as a child and then dedicated his life to football, has died after a brief illness. He was 72.
He coached at Oregon, Arkansas, Stanford and
California before spending time in the CFL.
He arrived in the NFL as an assistant with the Colts in 1982, then worked with the Chargers and Raiders before making a name for himself with the Chiefs.
Orange Bowl to be played in December
This season’s Orange Bowl is moving to Dec. 30, with a prime-time kickoff, after originally being scheduled to be played the afternoon of New Year’s Day.
The Orange Bowl has traditionally been played at night, but the earlier kickoff was initially planned when it became part of the six-bowl rotation that hosts the College Football Playoff. The Orange Bowl will not be hosting a national semifinal this season. Had it stayed on Jan. 1, the Orange Bowl would have been competing against other traditional New Year’s Day games and kicked off around 1 p.m. EST.