|SPORTS UPDATE 12/13/12|
College Basketball: 23rd ranked Wichita State puts its 9-0 mark on the line tonight against 4-3 Tennessee in Knoxville. The Shockers have signature wins over VCU and Iowa in the Cancun Challenge. Tennessee meanwhile has been very inconsistent, scoring almost 78 points per game in its four wins, while tallying almost 40 points per game in its three losses.
Multiple sources are reporting the seven basketball only schools of the current Big East Conference are expected to announce shortly whether they will stay in the league. The presidents of the schools had a teleconference with Big East commissioner Mike Aresco this morning and are expected to announce their intentions in the next 24-48 hours.
Those seven schools are DePaul, Marquette, Seton Hall, Georgetown, Villanova, Providence and St. John’s.
NFL: The Dallas Morning News reports the blood alcohol content of Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent was at .18 when he was involved in an accident last weekend which killed teammate Jerry Brown early Saturday morning. The .18 BAC was twice the legal limit at the time of the accident. Brent is currently out of jail on a $500 thousand bond.
MLB: New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera tells the New York Daily News he will be ready to pitch by Opening Day. Rivera is rehabbing from a torn ACL suffered last season. The 43-year-old Rivera signed a one year, $10 million dollar deal with the Yankees earlier this off season.
Golf: The PGA of America officially announced today Tom Watson will again lead the United States Ryder Cup team in 2014 at Gleneagles. The 63-year-old Watson captained the 1993 squad to a 15-13 victory at the Belfry. That was the last win for the U.S. on foreign soil.
The 2014 Ryder Cup will take place at The PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles, and will be contested Sept. 26-28, 2014. That will mark the first time the event has been played in Scotland since 1973. Watson is a five-time British Open champion and three-time Senior British Open winner, with seven of those titles won in Scotland.