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March 11, 2013
Staff and wire reports , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

W&J beats Bethany again

WASHINGTON, Pa. - Despite limiting Washington & Jefferson to just three earned runs, two errors by the Bethany College baseball team damaged the Bison's hopes, as the Presidents scored a 5-1 victory Sunday afternoon in the finale of the three-game PAC series.

Josh Dow was the lone Bison to reach base twice with a single and a walk, while former Linlsy star Haydon Stanley drove in Bethany's lone run on a groundout that tied the game at 1-1.

The loss was charged to senior Ryan Styche. He worked 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs, only one of which was earned, on three hits. He struck out two and walked three as well.

Harris, Kilicli earn honors

IRVING, Texas -West Virginia freshman guard Eron Harris and senior forward Deniz Kilicli were named to the All-Big 12 Men's Basketball honorable mention list, as the league handed out its postseason awards Sunday.

Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart has joined an exclusive group of three student-athletes to be named Player and Freshman of the Year in the same season Jeff Withey of Kansas earned Defensive Player of the Year recognition, while Iowa State had three major award winners - Will Clyburn (Newcomer of the Year), Tyrus McGee (Sixth

Man Award) and Melvin Ejim (Scholar-Athlete of the Year). Bruce Weber of Kansas State was chosen as Big 12 Coach of the Year. Smart becomes the third Cowboy to earn top player honors after leading OSU to an eight-game improvement from a year ago. He is ranked in the top 10 in the Big 12 in several statistical categories, including scoring (sixth), assists (sixth), steals (first) and free throw percentage (fifth). His 89 steals has tied the conference's single-season thefts record and joins Michael Beasley of K-State (2007-08) and Kevin Durant of Texas (2006-07) as the only players to win player and rookie accolades in the same year.

Kimble will be back as mascot

MORGANTOWN - Jonathan Kimble has been named West Virginia University's mascot for another year.

The graduate student beat out three other finalists. His selection was announced at the WVU men's basketball game with Iowa State on Saturday.

Kimble has made more than 300 appearances since taking over in April 2012.

 
 

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