The Ohio Bobcats received some tough news yesterday as head coach Frank Solich announced that redshirt junior safety Xavier Hughes will miss the remainder of the season after shoulder surgery. Hughes had played off and on this season, tallying 16 tackles with two for a loss. Hughes missed most of last season with an injury. Also, defensive end Tremayne Scott will be held out of Saturday’s game as he continues to recover from a foot injury. The #24 ranked Bobcats did receive some good news though as Solich told media that senior safety and captain Gerald Moore will be a game time decision on Saturday and will practice this week. The ‘Cats head to Miami for the Battle of the Bricks on Saturday. The game can be heard on Power 105 with pregame at 2 with the Bobcat Insider and kickoff at 3:30. Also, the Ohio State Buckeyes received good news as quarterback Braxton Miller passed all medical examinations for a concussion and has been cleared for practice this week. The Buckeyes head to Penn State on Saturday at 5:30.
In area high school football news, according to a source close to the situation, the Eastern Eagles will have to forfeit three games due to an administrative paperwork error. Eastern will forfeit wins over Miller, Waterford and South Gallia. The Eagles topped Federal Hocking in a thriller on Friday night and were in prime position to make the playoffs, but with the sanctions will likely miss the opportunity at the postseason. On your radio dial Friday night, it’s Athens at Nelsonville-York on 970 WATH. Pregame starts at 6:06 with a special edition of the Sports Fan presented by J&K Contracting and kickoff is at 7:30. On Power 105, the Athens County game of the week features Federal Hocking at Trimble. Pregame is at 7:15 and kickoff is at 7:30 on Power 105.
Cycling’s governing body laid down the punishment for Lance Armstrong yesterday, stripping the cyclist of seven Tour de France victories and banning him for life from the sport for his involvement in a massive doping program. Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme says he no longer considers Armstrong a champion and wants him to pay back all of his prize money.
In MLB playoff action yesterday, San Francisco blanked St. Louis, 9-0 to win the NLCS and advance to the World Series, which will begin on Wednesday between the Giants and Detroit Tigers.
In NFL action last night, Chicago bested Detroit, 13-7.
In other NFL news, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that the league is considering dropping the Pro Bowl if the level of play does not improve. Goodell called the last Pro Bowl and “embarrassment” and says that the league would still select a Pro Bowl team through voting by coaches, players and fans, but just not play the game.
Ohio basketball is hosting its select-a-seat event tonight from 5 to 8 p.m at the Convocation Center. The best available season ticket seats will be marked for purchase and there will be free food from Kisers’ BBQ and a free “March to the Arch” commemorative book for all fans in attendance. Season ticket sales are at a record high this season and the Bobcats open the season in under three weeks on November 10th as Ohio hosts Portland. A sellout is expected for the 2 p.m. game, so be sure to attend Ohio’s select-a-seat event tonight at the Convo. For more information, visit ohiobobcats.com.
On your radio dial tonight, it’s the Sports Fan presented by J&K Contracting. That’s on 970 WATH and it’s from 6:06 to 7.
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