Fanfare-Colleges: A look at college and other sports news in brief
Hood, Hairston bid for berths
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Some 27 collegiate athletes and two USA Basketball veterans will take part in training camp for the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Team on June 24-30 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
Invitations were issued by the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee.
Included among the prospects chasing 12 available roster spots are Duke’s Rodney Hood, North Carolina’s P.J. Hairston
Others in camp include Notre Dame’s Eric Atkins and Jerian Grant, Oklahoma State’s Markel Brown, Nevada’s Deonte Burton, Marquette’s Bryce Cotton and Davante Gardner, Colorado’s Spencer Dinwiddie, Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell and Will Sheehey, VCU’s Treveon Graham, Purdue’s A.J. Hammons, Louisville’s Luke Hancock, Virginia’s Joe Harris, BYU’s Tyler Haws, Minnesota’s Andre Hollins, Stanford’s Josh Huestis and Chasson Randle, Baylor’s Cory Jefferson, Cincinnati’s Sean Kilpatrick, New Mexico’s Alex Kirk and Kendall Williams, Iowa’s Devyn Marble, Creighton’s Doug McDermott, Michigan State’s Adreian Payne and Iowa’s Aaron White.
Quinn Cook of Duke was invited, but chose not to attend, as did Syracuse star C.J. Fair.
The 2013 World University Games will be played July 7-16 in Kazan, Russia.
Team USA will be coached by Davidson’s Bob McKillop.
Paolini named all-America
DURHAM — Duke’s Brinson Paolini has been named to the PING All-America second team by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
He led Duke to a school record five tournament victories, including the ACC championship, in 2012-13.
Paolini becomes the first second-team all-America for the Blue Devils since Ryan Blaum in 2006.
As a senior Paolini registered the second-best single season stroke average (71.48) in school history and closed out the season 22nd in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings.
Also named to the second team was N.C. State’s Albin Choi.
Paolini’s earlier accolades for this season include the Byron Nelson Award, first team CoSIDA Academic All-America, Golfweek All-America, All-ACC and PING All-East Region.
NCCU’s Anthony is honored
DURHAM — N.C. Central freshman outside hitter Christine Anthony was one of only two freshmen selected to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association University Division All-State Volleyball First Team announced Thursday.
Nominees were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals and voted on by the NCCSIA members.
After being named the 2012 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Rookie of the Year and a first team All-MEAC member, Anthony — a Willemstad, Curacao native — ended the season leading the Eagles with 375 kills on 1014 attempts, averaging 3.68 kills per game. She finished second on the team with 33 services aces, top-five with 37 blocks, led the team with 247 digs and earned 12 assists.
Ross, Rowbury, Bottorff star
DES MOINES, Iowa — On the first day of the 2013 USA Track and Field Championships, Duke runners excelled.
Duke alumnae Cydney Ross and Shannon Rowbury advanced in the 800 and 1,500, respectively, and redshirt junior Juliet Bottorff was the top collegiate finisher in the women’s 10,000 meters, finishing seventh overall.
Ross advanced to the semifinal round of the women’s 800 after clocking a 2:02.77 in the first round of the event to finish fourth in her heat and tenth overall. In the women’s 1,500, Rowbury also advanced by crossing the line in 4:11.71, earning an automatic qualifying spot in her heat and finishing fourth overall.
Ex-UCLA star presses case
OAKLAND, Calif. — Former UCLA basketball standout Ed O’Bannon and his lawyers sought on Thursday to dramatically expand his lawsuit challenging the NCAA’s ban on compensating athletes in a move that could expose the organization and its member schools to billions of dollars in damages.
O’Bannon and his lawyers asked a federal court judge to turn their antitrust lawsuit into a class action, representing thousands of former and current college athletes. The lawsuit demands that the NCAA find a way to cut players in on the billions of dollars earned by college sports from live broadcasts, memorabilia sales, video games and in other areas.
U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken didn’t rule on either the merits of O’Bannon’s case or his demands to turn the case into a class action. It could take weeks, even months, before Wilken rules.
’Noles lose TE to ACL
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State tight end Kevin Haplea will miss the upcoming season after injuring his right knee during an offseason workout.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said coaches learned early Thursday that Haplea had torn his anterior cruciate ligament.
Haplea played 13 games for the Seminoles last season after transferring from Penn State.