Wednesday Morning State Sports Summary
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 02:43:47 EST
                       ---College Football---

Michigan couldn't hold onto a late lead and lost to South Carolina 33-28 in the
Outback Bowl yesterday in Tampa, Florida yesterday afternoon.
In his final game for U-of-M, Denard Robinson ran for 100 yards to set a new
NCAA record for quarterback rushing with 4,495 career yards.
Quarterback Devin Gardner went 18-for-25 in the air, throwing for 214 yards, one
interception and three touchdowns, while receiver Jeremy Gallon caught nine
passes for 145 yards and two scores.
Gallon reeled in his second touchdown of the day to give the Wolverines a
one-point lead with less than four minutes in the fourth, but the Gamecocks came
back to score on a 32-yard pass with just 11 seconds remaining in the game.
Michigan finishes the season with an 8-and-5 record, while South Carolina ends
the year at 11-and-2.

The third-ranked Florida Gators battle the 21st-ranked Louisville Cardinals
tonight in the 79th Sugar Bowl at the Superdome in New Orleans.
Florida finished the season 11-and-1 to earn its seventh BCS bowl appearance.
The Gators are 20-and-19 all-time in the postseason. The Gators have played the
Cardinals just twice, with Florida winning home games in 1980 and 1992.
Louisville went 10-and-2 to earn its second BCS bowl in school history.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is holding a news conference this morning to
discuss his plan to sue the NCAA.
Sources say the lawsuit will focus on the sanctions imposed on Penn State, which
include a 60-million dollar fine that will be used nationally to finance child
abuse prevention programs.
Many lawmakers object to the money being used outside of Pennsylvania.

                (College Football Scores)

No. 20 Northwestern 34, Mississippi State 20 GATOR BOWL

Oklahoma State 58, Purdue 14

No. 7 Georgia 45, No. 16 Nebraska 31

No. 10 South Carolina 33, No. 18 Michigan 28

No. 6 Stanford 20, Wisconsin 14

No. 12 Florida State 31, No. 15 Northern Illinois 10


The Detroit Pistons extended their winning streak to three games with a 103-97
victory over the Sacramento Kings last night at the Palace.
Brandon Knight had 20 points, Greg Monroe added 18 points and grabbed 11
rebounds, and Will Bynum contributed 15.
Charlie Villanueva missed the second half of the game after he was ejected late
in the second quarter after being called for a flagrant foul.
The Pistons are off until Friday when they host the Atlanta Hawks.

                     (N-B-A Scoreboard)
Denver Nuggets 92, L-A Clippers 78
Dallas Mavericks 103, Washington Wizards 94
Detroit Pistons 103, Sacramento Kings 97
Portland Trail Blazers 105, New York Knicks 100
Atlanta Hawks 95, New Orleans Hornets 86
Philadelphia 76ers 103, Los Angeles Lakers 99


The Detroit Lions have signed 12 players to futures contracts, including Macomb
County native and veteran receiver Lance Long. Long, who was signed as an
undrafted rookie free agent in 2008 by Arizona, has also played with Kansas City
and San Francisco, was with Detroit late this past season.
Other players signed include receiver Dominique Curry, who was with the Lions
during training camp, and receivers Terrence Austin and Chastin West.
Austin played in 18 games for the Redskins in 2010 and 2011, while West appeared
in 12 games with the Jaguars in 2011.


The NHL responded to the union's counter-proposal on Tuesday as the two sides
work towards ending the ongoing lockout.
The NHL's latest proposal included a 48-game season which would start no later
than January 19th, meaning the owners and players have about 10 days to come to
an agreement before the season is lost.
Games have already been cancelled through January 14th.
Tuesday was to have featured the Winter Classic between the Toronto Maple Leafs
and Detroit Red Wings at the University of Michigan's football stadium.
Meetings are expected to continue on Wednesday.

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