November 18, 2009 in Sports

Sports in brief: Glanville resigns at Portland State

 

College football: Jerry Glanville has resigned after three years as head coach of the Portland State Vikings.

This season, Portland State went 2-9 overall and 1-7 in the Big Sky Conference. Over Glanville’s tenure the Vikings went 9-24.

Glanville, who coached in the NFL and was known for his 3-4 defense as well as a penchant for wearing black, was not available for comment.

Portland State athletic director Torre Chisholm said he and Glanville agreed on his resignation late Monday night.

Glanville was hired by the Vikings in 2007 after two seasons as defensive coordinator at Hawaii under June Jones.

He was head coach of the Houston Oilers from 1986-89 and the Atlanta Falcons from 1990-93.

Associated Press

Cougars suspend tackle Turpin

Football: Defensive tackle Toby Turpin has been suspended for the final two weeks of the season for an unspecified violation of team rules, Washington State University said Tuesday.

Turpin’s absence leaves the Cougars thinner on the defensive line. Redshirt freshman Dan Spitz will probably not be available Saturday against Oregon State after suffering a concussion last week against UCLA. Senior defensive end Jesse Feagin might be available after missing the last three games with a broken hand.

Turpin, a 6-foot-4, 284-pound junior, started six games this season and has 28 tackles, with two sacks.

Vince Grippi

Shanahan done after 21 seasons

NHL: Brendan Shanahan is retiring from the NHL after 21 seasons and an almost certain Hall of Fame career.

The 40-year-old forward announced that he wouldn’t play again. After going through training camp with the New Jersey Devils, the team he spent his final season with, he and the club mutually parted unexpectedly shortly before opening night of the season.

Associated Press

This week’s state football lineup

High schools: Mt. Spokane will host 3A top-ranked Lakes at 1 p.m. Saturday at Albi Stadium. Ferris will be on the road at Yakima to play Eisenhower at the same time in a State 4A playoff game.

In other games Saturday, there will be a doubleheader at Gonzaga Prep with Colfax playing South Bend in a 2B game at 1 p.m. followed by West Valley and Othello in a 2A game at 4.

On Friday, Sandpoint plays Blackfoot at the Kibbie Dome at 7 p.m. in Moscow in the Idaho 4A championship game.

In Washington 1B playoff games at 7 p.m. Friday, Colton plays Cusick at Newport and Almira/Coulee-Hartline takes on Tri-Cities Prep in Pasco.


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