A sampling from the past week of entries in The Spokesman-Review blog SportsLink at www.spokesman.com/ sportslink/
4: “I think it’s good,” coach Mike Leach said. “It helps you keep track of what guys are up to and I think in particular the freshmen, it gives you the opportunity to get them settled in so there is less culture shock.”
Mitch Holmberg, who just completed his stellar career with the Spokane Chiefs, finished runner-up for a pair of awards during Wednesday’s Western Hockey League awards luncheon in Calgary, Alberta. Holmberg, the league’s scoring champion, was up for player of the year and most sportsmanlike player. Sam Reinhart of the Kootenay Ice won both awards. Holmberg picked up his Bob Clarke Trophy for leading the WHL with 118 points.
The Vandals announced that they’ve been banned from a 2014 bowl and face reduced practice time for failing to meet the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate standards.
(Head coach Paul) Petrino said he met individually with seniors who could transfer to another school and be eligible right away because of the sanctions and said he expects all of them to return.
“They’re all Vandals,” the second-year coach said. “They’re all 100 percent with us.”