March 20, 2013 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Out Ohio State women’s basketball coach Jim Foster, who won 783 games at Saint Joseph’s, Vanderbilt and the last 11 years at Ohio State, will not return next season. Foster, reached by phone, declined to offer any comment. Ohio State did not specify if he had been fired or was retiring. He compiled a record of 279-82 (.722) in his tenure with the Buckeyes. This season his team went 18-13 and tied for eighth in the Big Ten with a 7-9 mark.

Acquitted A federal magistrate has found that Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt is not guilty of driving under the influence after trying to pass through a security gate at Fort Campbell Army post on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line. After a five-hour trial on the post, a U.S. magistrate also found Britt was not guilty of violating the implied consent law for refusing to take a Breathalyzer test.

Hired Louisville assistant Kareem Richardson has been hired as the men’s basketball coach at Missouri-Kansas City. The 38-year-old takes over for Matt Brown, who was fired after five seasons with the ‘Roos leaving the Summit League for the Western Athletic Conference next season.

Announced Kentucky guard A’dia Mathies has been named Southeastern Conference women’s player of the year by the Associated Press for the second season in a row.

Leaving Quarterback Gunner Kiel is leaving Notre Dame without ever playing a down. Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly announced that the former standout from Columbus, Ind., who was one of the top-rated quarterbacks coming out of high school a year ago, plans to transfer. He was the scout team quarterback his freshman season as the Irish went 12-1 and finished the season ranked No. 4.

Entered Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt will run the 100 meters at the Golden Gala in June. Local organizers say the six-time Olympic champion will race on June 6, marking the third consecutive year the Jamaican will run at the Stadio Olimpico. Rome is the opening European meet in the Diamond League. The world championships in Moscow are from Aug. 10-18.


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