MONDAY 01/07/19 – BEARKAT RECEIVES RUNNER-UP

IN COLLEGIATE FOOTBALL, SHSU DEFENSIVE END DERICK ROBERSON FINISHED AS THE RUNNER-UP OVER THE WEEKEND IN VOTING FOR THE BUCK BUCHANAN AWARD AT THE ANNUAL STATS FCS AWARDS BANQUET. SOUTHEAST MISSOURI LINEBACKER ZACH HALL WON THE AWARD – GIVEN ANNUALLY TO THE BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER IN THE F-C-S.

IN OTHER COLLEGE GRIDIRON HAPPENINGS, THE BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BE DECIDED TODAY IN SANTA CLARA, CALIF., WHEN DEFENDING CHAMPION ALABAMA FACES CLEMSON FOR THE 4TH TIME IN THE PAST 5 SEASONS. KICKOFF IS SET FOR 7PM ON ESPN.

THIS PAST SATURDAY, NORTH DAKOTA STATE WON ITS 7TH F-C-S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN 8 YEARS WITH A VICTORY OVER EASTERN WASHINGTON IN FRISCO.

IN THE NBA PLAYOFFS, SUNDAY’S RESULTS IN THE WILD CARD ROUND SAW THE LOS ANGELES CHARGERS TOP BALTIMORE 23-17, WHILE PHILADELPHIA SURVIVED TO ELIMINATE CHICAGO 16-15. EARLIER, ON SATURDAY, THE HOUSTON TEXANS WERE USHERED OUT OF THE PLAYOFFS BY LOSING 21-7 TO INDIANAPOLIS, WHILE THE DALLAS COWBOYS ADVANCED WITH A 24-22 VICTORY OVER SEATTLE. COMING UP ON SATURDAY IN THE DIVISIONAL ROUND, INDIANAPOLIS WILL BE AT KANSAS CITY, FOLLOWED BY DALLAS AT THE LOS ANGELES RAMS THAT NIGHT. ON SUNDAY, THE CHARGERS WILL BE AT NEW ENGLAND, AND PHILADELPHIA WILL VISIT NEW ORLEANS.

IN THE NBA TODAY, THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS WILL BE AT DETROIT AT 6PM, WHILE THE HOUSTON ROCKETS WILL HOST THE HIGH-FLYING DENVER NUGGETS AT 7PM AT TOYOTA CENTER ON AT&T SPORTSNET SOUTHWEST, AND DALLAS WILL BE AT HOME AGAINST THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS AT 7:30PM ON FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST. ALSO IN THE NBA, THE MINNESOTA TIMBERWOVLES HAVE FIRED HEAD COACH & TEAM PRESIDENT TOM THIBODEAU.

LASTLY, IN LOCAL TENNIS, SHSU ALUM FABIENNE GETTWART HAS WON HER 1ST PROFESSIONAL TITLE AFTER PLAYING 4 YEARS FOR THE BEARKATS. GETTWART BESTED 4 OF THE TOP 5 SEEDS AT THE 3-HTV CUP – A GERMAN NATIONAL EVENT.

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