Cumberland Times-News

December 20, 2013

Sports Roundup - 12/21/2013

Cumberland Times-News

James Madison

hires Ohio State’s

Everett Withers


— James Madison has hired

Ohio State assistant coach

Everett Withers as its football


Athletic director Jeff

Bourse made the announcement

Friday night. He says

Withers returned to Ohio and

will remain with the Buckeyes

through the Orange Bowl

against Clemson on Jan. 3

before transitioning fulltime

to the Dukes.

Withers has spent two years

at Ohio State, helping lead the

Buckeyes on a school-record

24-game winning streak and a

24-1 record overall.

The 26-coaching veteran

has divided his time between

the college and professional

ranks. His college stops

include North Carolina, Minnesota

and Texas, among others.

In the NFL, he spent six

years with the Tennessee

Titans and also spent a season

with the New Orleans


Rams’ Austin


misses practice

ST. LOUIS (AP) — All signs

point to rookie Tavon Austin

spending another game day in

civilian clothes.

That likely means more

action for backup wide

receivers Austin Pettis and

Stedman Bailey on Sunday

when the St. Louis Rams play

the Tampa Bay Bucanneers.

“Tavon unfortunately got a

little banged up,” Pettis said

Friday. “So the coaches put

me in that role to try to make

some of those plays.”

Austin, the eighth overall

pick of the draft, missed his

sixth straight day of practice

with a left ankle injury and

coach Jeff Fisher said he’d be

questionable. Austin also was

questionable last week with

an injury sustained when he

was tackled at the end of a 56-

yard run at Arizona, and did

not play against the Saints.

Fisher said Austin was

“improving.” The rookie has

not been in a walking boot this

week but appeared to favor

his left leg leaving the practice


Joe Theismann:

Redskins uniform

‘honors’ tribes


(AP) — Former Washington

Redskins quarterback Joe

Theismann says that when he

wore the uniform as a player

he did it to honor American


But Theismann said Friday

at the Isleta Resort & Casino

at the Isleta Pueblo that he

understands why some Native

Americans want the name


Theismann made his comments

before his keynote

address at a luncheon for Colorado

State and Washington

State. The teams are scheduled

to face off Saturday in the

New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque.

Redskins owner Dan Snyder

has called the team name

and mascot a “badge of

honor” and has rebuffed suggestions

to change a name

that some find offensive.

The name dates to the

team’s first years in Boston in

the 1930s and has survived

numerous outside efforts to

change it.


Quiteh wins

Harlon Hill Trophy


Bloomsburg running back

Franklyn Quiteh won the Harlon

Hill Trophy as the NCAA

Division II player of the year.

Quiteh, a three-time Harlon

Hill finalist, was the national

leader with 2,195 yards rushing

and 29 rushing touchdowns.

He also led the nation

in scoring and is the first Division

II player to post three

2,000-yard rushing seasons.

Quiteh has a Division IIrecord

42 100-yard games.

He finished third in last

year’s Harlon Hill voting and

sixth in 2010.

Quiteh had 182 total points,

36 more than the runner-up,

West Texas A&M quarterback

Dustin Vaughan. Henderson

State quarterback Kevin

Rodgers was third with 100


The award was presented

Friday, the eve of the Division

II championship game.