Cumberland Times-News

June 25, 2013

Sports Roundup - 06/26/2013


Cumberland Times-News

Riverside BMX to recognize Olympic Day on Saturday

CUMBERLAND — Riverside BMX at the C. Eugene Mason Sports Complex in South Cumberland will offer free use of the track Saturday in celebration of Olympic Day.

USA BMX has joined forces with the U.S. Olympic Committee for a worldwide commemoration of Baron Pierre de Coubertin’s June 23, 1894 convening of the first International Olympic Committee meeting at the Sorbonne in Paris and the founding of the modern Olympic games.

Riverside BMX is the home track to several top regional and national riders, and Saturday will be an opportunity for children and adults of all ages to try the sport and ride with these world-class athletes at no charge. Divisions are available for all ages and proficiencies, from 5 and Under to 41 and Over. Riders must wear long pants and tennis shoes. Bikes, helmets and jerseys will be available. The riders should arrive between 10 a.m. and noon. The race will begin soon after and the track will be open after the race.

Awards, prizes and Olympic memorabilia will be given to those who participate.

The Riverside BMX race season runs from April to mid-October with practices on Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. and races on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. The track is closed for holidays and inclement weather. For more information, go to www.riversidebmx.org or Facebook.

ACC stakes a claim to NYC with

Pinstripe Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference is staking a claim to New York City by adding the Pinstripe Bowl to its postseason lineup.

The conference and the Yankee Stadium bowl game have agreed to a six-year deal that starts in 2014. Commissioner John Swofford was in the Bronx on Tuesday for a news conference with Yankees officials.

Swofford says it’s a partnership that “makes sense in every way.”

The ACC is expanding north, adding Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Notre Dame this season. The Fighting Irish will remain a football independent, but will play five games per season against ACC teams. Louisville will join in 2014.

Swofford says New York is now “a very, very important part of our footprint.”

The Pinstripe Bowl announced a deal with the Big Ten earlier this month.