WSU puts two on All-Sun Bowl team
Former Washington State University football players Drew Dunning and Lamont Thompson were named to the 75th Anniversary All-Sun Bowl Team to commemorate the Association’s Diamond Anniversary.
Dunning, a kicker from Issaquah, Wash., tied the Sun Bowl record for most points in a single game by a kicker with 15 in 2001. Dunning went 4 of 4 on field goal attempts and 3 of 3 on PATs.
Thompson, a defensive back from El Cerrito, Calif., was named the 2001 C.M. Hendricks Most Valuable Player after recording 10 tackles, two interceptions and a Sun Bowl-record five pass break-ups in 2001.
Patrick added to NBC lineup
Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann are reuniting on television on NBC’s Sunday night NFL coverage.
The network announced Monday that it had hired Patrick, hoping to recapture the chemistry that hooked viewers to ESPN’s “SportsCenter” during the pair’s run from 1992-97.
Patrick joins the returning cast of NBC’s studio show that includes Olbermann and host Bob Costas. Patrick said the idea originated in casual conversations with Costas, some of whose highlight duties he will take.
Also, CBS, which owns Showtime, announced that James Brown, Phil Simms and Cris Collinsworth will host “Inside the NFL” when it moves to Showtime in the fall.
Bjorklund has knee surgery
Angie Bjorklund, a season-long starter and key reserve during Tennessee’s run to a second-straight NCAA basketball championship in April, had knee surgery in Knoxville on Monday.
It was reported Bjorklund, a 6-0 forward-guard from University High School, indicated that her injury came as a result of “tweaking her knee” in the last two weeks.
During her freshman season, Bjorklund played in all 38 games and started 30 while helping the Lady Vols to a 36-2 record and the program’s eighth NCAA title.
Tatupu pleads guilty to DUI
Seattle Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu has pleaded guilty to a charge of driving under the influence.
After his plea Monday, Tatupu was sentenced by Kirkland Municipal Court Judge Michael Lambo to serve one day in jail and pay fines totaling $1,255.
Tatupu was arrested May 10 in Kirkland after he was pulled over for speeding and driving erratically.
On March 25, the Seahawks had signed the third-year, 25-year-old Tatupu to a $42 million, six-year contract extension.