Cumberland Times-News

March 26, 2013

Sports Roundup - 03/27/2013


Cumberland Times-News

N.Y. Giants will have alternate uniforms

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants will be changing their pants when they wear their alternate uniform this season.

The Giants announced Tuesday that instead of their traditional gray pants, they will wear white pants and blue jerseys for undisclosed select games. The team said it will not wear the white pants with their white jerseys.

The white pants will have a thin red stripe bordered by gray and blue stripes.

Under NFL rules, the Giants have the option to alternate three pant styles in their uniform system. They last wore white pants in 1999, the final season they had “GIANTS” on their helmets in italics and all-white road uniforms. The following year, the Giants began wearing uniforms that featured the distinctive “NY” on the helmets and gray pants.

All-Area nominations needed

CUMBERLAND — The deadline for coaches to nominate players for the All-Area boys and girls basketball teams is Sunday.

Head coaches are requested to nominate players from their teams and provide season statistics for each nominee.

Boys basketball nominations should be emailed to mmathews@times-news.com. Girls basketball nominations should be emailed to cappel@times-news.com.

Nominations may also be faxed to 301-722-5270 or can be made by calling the sports department at 301-722-4600 between 6 and 9 p.m.

Bohannon Kennesaw State’s first coach

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Brian Bohannon has a lot of work to do.

He can’t wait to get started.

Bohannon, a longtime assistant under Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson, was introduced as Kennesaw State’s first football coach on Tuesday in the locker room his team will be using for its inaugural season in 2015.

“I felt like they had something special here,” he said. “All football is going to do is open that up for everybody to see. It’s here. People may not know it yet, but they’re going to. There’s special things going on at Kennesaw State University.”

The Owls are launching an NCAA Division I program that will play in the Football Championship Subdivision. They already have an 8,300-seat stadium on their suburban Atlanta campus but will have to find a new conference since the Atlantic Sun does not sponsor football.

“One thing I learned with coach Johnson is he knows how to win,” Bohannon said. “Winning is a big deal.”

Buffalo hires Bobby Hurley as coach

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The University at Buffalo has hired Bobby Hurley to take over as its men’s basketball coach.

Hurley, who was introduced at a news conference Tuesday, completed his first season as an associate coach at Rhode Island this month, working under his brother, Dan Hurley. He spent the previous two seasons as an assistant at Wagner, also with Dan serving as head coach.

At Buffalo, he takes over for Reggie Witherspoon, who was fired two weeks ago after 14 seasons on the job. Witherspoon went 4-20 this past season.

Hurley, a superstar high school guard while playing for his father, Bob, Sr., in New Jersey in the 1980s, is best known for his playing days at Duke, where he established himself as one of the nation’s top all-time point guards. He led the Blue Devils to three Final Four berths, including 1992, when he was named most outstanding player.