Men’s basketball: Eastern Washington freshman forward Venky Jois is this week’s Big Sky Conference Player of the Week after his performance in Eastern’s 79-75 win over Cal State Fullerton on Friday.
Jois had season-highs of 22 points and 13 rebounds against the Titans. He made 10 of 14 shots from the floor as he registered his third double-double in four games. Jois is averaging 13.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots a game.
Board approves Petrino’s salary
Football: New Idaho head coach Paul Petrino will be paid at least $390,000 annually in a three-year contract approved by the Idaho State Board of Education.
The board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the package for Petrino, who was the offensive coordinator at Arkansas until taking the Vandals job.
Petrino also stands to gain from successfully rebuilding an Idaho program that’s in tatters following a 1-11 season that included former coach Robb Akey’s firing after eight games.
With bonuses for bowl games, Top 25 rankings and academic achievement, he could earn as much as $546,713.
His contract could be extended for a fourth and fifth year if Idaho averages at least 10,000 fans at home games.
Seahawks waive WR Edwards
NFL: The Seattle Seahawks have cut wide receiver Braylon Edwards after a season during which he had little impact on the offense and placed starting left guard James Carpenter on the season-ending reserve/non-football illness list.
Seattle made the moves Tuesday. Edwards was waived with an injury distinction, but no specific injury was cited.
Carpenter left early in Sunday’s win over Chicago after experiencing what Pete Carroll called a sharp pain in his surgically repaired knee.