Sports in brief: Nichols added to Shrine roster
College football: Eastern Washington University senior quarterback Matt Nichols has been added to the West roster for the 85th annual East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 23 in Orlando, Fla. The game will be televised on ESPN2 starting at noon Pacific time.
Nichols will play in the game alongside senior tight end Nathan Overbay, who was selected in December. Michael Roos, now with the Tennessee Titans in the National Football League, is the other Eagle to have played in the game (2005).
Both Nichols and Overbay earned NCAA Football Championship Subdivision All-America honors in 2009.
Shock moving to 700-AM
Arena football: The Spokane Shock and KXLY Radio Group have reached a radio agreement to broadcast all 2010 Shock games on 700-AM , the team announced today.
Dennis Patchin will call the play-by-play action and will be joined in the broadcasting booth by Keith Osso, who will provide color analysis.
Shock fans can also catch all home games on television broadcast on KHQ-TV’s SWX. SWX is carried on Comcast channel 115, Time Warner channel 306 and channel 6-2 over the air.
The Shock will kick off the inaugural season of the AF1 at home on April 2 against the Milwaukee Iron.
•The Shock also announced that QB Kyle Rowley has been added to the 2010 roster.
Over his arena football career, Rowley (6-foot-1 205 pounds) has passed for 16,696 yards and 347 touchdowns.
In 2006, Rowley led the Shock to an ArenaCup Championship in the team’s inaugural season. Last season, Rowley set the af2’s single-season passing yardage record (4,693 yards) while playing for Arkansas.
“Kyle is a proven winner with a championship resume,” head coach Rob Keefe said.
Free ride over for Woods
Golf: General Motors Co. says an agreement with Tiger Woods that allowed the fallen golf star to have free access to its vehicles is over.
Woods’ endorsement contract with GM’s Buick brand ended in 2008, but an arrangement remained in place that allowed him to keep several GM loaner vehicles. A spokesman says the arrangement ended on Dec. 31.
Woods has lost a host of endorsement contracts since the Nov. 27 car crash outside his Florida home. The accident triggered allegations of marital infidelity that led him to take a break from professional golf, though the GM spokesman says the vehicle arrangement had been scheduled to end on Dec. 31.
– Associated Press