Rutgers held a news conference on Tuesday to make their leap to the Big Ten official. The Owls will start their tenure in their new conference in 2014, leaving the Big East flailing around for teams.
In sad news, former boxing champion Hector “Macho” Camacho is in serious condition in a Puerto Rican hospital after being shot in the face while he sat in a car on Tuesday. The bullet hit the boxer’s jaw, but exited his head and lodged in his right shoulder and fractured two vertebrae, ESPN.com reported. Doctors are saying he is expected to make it, but may be paralyzed.
Ed Reed won his appeal. Instead of serving a one game suspension without pay for his hit on Steelers’ wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, the Ravens safety has been ordered to pay $50,000 to the league.
The Steelers agreed to a deal with wide receiver Plaxico Burress. The receiver played for the Steelers previously before joining the New York Giants and then doing a stint in prison.
Jack Taylor from Division III Grinnell College scored 138 points on Tuesday, breaking an NCAA record set in 1954. He led his team over Faith Baptist Bible 179-104.
Indiana was forced to get their win over Georgetown in overtime. The No. 1 Hoosiers were led by Cody Zeller in the team’s 82-72 victory.
Unranked Butler got a big win over No. 9 North Carolina. The Bulldogs upset UNC by a score of 82-71 in the Maui Invitational.
Of course no morning new is complete without Timmy Tebow. The Jets’ backup quarterback received a bouquet at the stadium today. It came complete with a “You’re Special” balloon and was signed by an anonymous fan. I’m sure it was from an “anonymous teammate.” Whoever sent it, they are right. Tebow is pretty special.
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