Brown suspended; Eagles fall to 10th
College football: The Big Sky Conference has suspended Eastern Washington running back Mario Brown for his team’s game against Montana on Saturday for fighting.
Brown, a sophomore from Berkeley, Calif., threw a punch after the defending FCS champions lost 30-17 at South Dakota on Saturday.
EWU also suspended Brown for the punch. The suspensions will run concurrently.
The Eagles fell from first to 10th in both The Sports Network and FCS coaches polls after their record fell to 0-2.
Report: College athletes merit pay
Colleges: A new report from an advocacy group says that the average fair market value of top-tier college football and men’s basketball players is over $100,000 – and the athletes are entitled to at least a portion of that.
The report says that, instead, players receive athletic scholarships that don’t cover the full cost of attending school – leaving many of them living below the poverty line.
The report is by the National College Players Association and a Drexel University professor. It will be released today.
Wrigley looks to add to title run
Golf: Six-time defending champion Beth Wrigley will attempt to extend her record title run in the Spokane Area Women’s Golf Association City Championship tournament, when the 54-hole event kicks off this morning at Wandermere Golf Course.
Wrigley, who won last year’s title by four strokes over Kathy Cunningham, is scheduled to tee off at 9:08, along with three other top contenders, Nancy Johnson, Janet Skaife and Cindy Vig.
The tournament, the most prestigious women’s event in the region, moves to Chewelah Golf Course on Wednesday and concludes at Hangman Valley Golf Course on Thursday.