Walla Walla set to visit Eastern
Men’s basketball: Eastern Washington doesn’t have much time to recover from a 92-80 loss at Washington.
The Eagles (1-1) play today at 6 p.m. at Reese Court against Walla Walla, an NAIA independent. The Wolves are 0-8 following losses last week to Eastern Oregon (76-67) and College of Idaho (87-69). Eastern and Walla Walla have played once before – an 89-61 Eagles victory on Dec. 1, 2009.
On Sunday, the Eagles led by as many as 13 points before Washington rallied.
Sophomore guard Tyler Harvey leads the Eagles with 20.5 points a game. Point guard Drew Brandon has 20 rebounds in two games.
Seminoles await Idaho Vandals
College football: Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says the second-ranked Seminoles are getting ready for Idaho.
While the sexual assault investigation of quarterback Jameis Winston remains a cloud over the program, the Seminoles are only talking about football.
University officials reminded reporters Monday that the coach would only address football-related questions during his weekly press conference.
Fisher said, “You always address everything. Kids know what’s going on no matter what the situations are. That’s an important part of being a good team is being able to focus and control things that you can control. And deal with the other issues when it’s time to deal with them.”
Winston is expected to start in Saturday’s game against the Vandals (1-9) barring a development in the case.
North Dakota fires its coach
College football: The University of North Dakota fired coach Chris Mussman after a 3-8 season, including a 2-6 mark in the Big Sky Conference.
UND athletic director Brian Faison said the two met Monday and Mussman was relieved of his duties immediately.
Mussman coached six seasons with UND and had an overall 31-34 record.
He joined the coaching staff as the offensive line coach in 1999, became offensive coordinator in 2001 and took over as the head coach prior to the 2008 season.