Sports BriefsPublished 4:57am Friday, December 7, 2012
Herd’s Goff gets
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall says forward Robert Goff will serve a one-game suspension for a flagrant foul.
The senior committed the foul near the end of Marshall’s 69-59 loss to West Virginia on Wednesday night.
Marshall (5-4) says that according to Conference USA rules, Goff must sit out Saturday’s home game against Coppin State (1-7).
Although no fight broke out, players from both teams had to be separated. Goff was ejected, along with four West Virginia players who left the bench area.
roll past Raiders
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Peyton Manning threw for 297 yards and a touchdown, Knowshon Moreno ran for 60 yards and another score and the Denver Broncos led the Oakland Raiders 26-7 after three quarters Thursday night.
Manning completed 24 of 33 passes to join Brett Favre as the only quarterbacks with 5,000 career completions. Manning reached the milestone in 239 games, while Favre took 221.
Matt Prater also kicked field goals of 43, 34, 33 and 20 yards as the Broncos built a commanding lead over their AFC West rival. Denver (9-3) was going for its eighth straight victory, while the Raiders (3-9) were looking to avoid a sixth straight loss.
Alvarez to coach
Badgers in bowl
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Barry Alvarez is headed back to the Wisconsin sidelines. For one game, at least.
Alvarez says he’ll coach the Badgers in next month’s Rose Bowl, where they’ll play No. 8 Stanford. Alvarez made the announcement Thursday, a day after former coach Bret Bielema took the job at Arkansas.
Alvarez coached Wisconsin for 16 seasons, compiling a 118-73-4 record that included a 3-0 mark in the Rose Bowl — the Badgers’ only victories in eight trips to Pasadena. Alvarez added the title of athletic director in 2004, and resigned as head coach after the 2005 season. Bielema was his hand-picked successor.
After a rocky regular season, the Badgers beat Nebraska in last weekend’s Big Ten championship. This will be their third straight trip to the Rose Bowl, a school record.
Utah State player remains critical
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Hospital officials say a Utah State basketball player who collapsed at practice and had to be revived continues to make progress but was still listed in critical condition Thursday.
Intermountain Medical Center spokesman Jason Carlton says Danny Berger will remain listed as critical as long as he is in the intensive care unit at the Salt Lake City-area hospital.
The 22-year-old Berger collapsed on the court during a practice Tuesday in Logan.
Longtime Utah State assistant athletic trainer Mike Williams is credited with saving Berger’s life after Berger went into cardiac arrest. Williams helped Berger regain a heartbeat with the use of a defibrillator.
Utah State’s game Wednesday night against Brigham Young was postponed. Saturday night’s contest against Western Oregon is expected to be played as scheduled in Logan.