Thursday, February 24, 2011
Posted: 11:15 p.m.
The Associated Press
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Jeff Brooks scored 20 points while Talor Battle added 13 while reaching a Big Ten milestone as Penn State claimed a 66-52 victory over Northwestern on Thursday night.
Battle, a four-year starting guard, had three assists to become the first player in conference history to reach 2,000 career points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists. He now has 2,079 points, 594 rebounds and 500 assists.
David Jackson scored 12 points and Tim Frazier added 10 for the Nittany Lions (15-12, 8-8 Big Ten).
Michael Thompson paced Northwestern (16-11, 6-10) with 22 points while Drew Crawford added 11.
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BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Public opposition is growing against the planned induction of former football star Michael Vick into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame.
The Roanoke Times reported Tuesday that two online petitions at change.org had received more than 90,000 combined signatures against the September induction. The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine has also announced its opposition.
The university in Blacksburg has continued to defend its recent decision, noting that some believe Vick is the greatest athlete in school history.
Vick served 19 months in federal prison on 2007 dogfighting convictions. He was a top contender for the 1999 Heisman Trophy after leading the Hokies through an undefeated regular season and to a spot in the national championship game. He went on to play professionally for the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles.
Former 76er and La Salle basketball star Doug Overton pleaded guilty to three counts of disorderly conduct Wednesday, stemming from an April 30 incident on the Cynwyd Heritage Trail.
Overton, 47, was arrested for exposing himself to both men and women while on the trail in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, on April 30, per the police.
Overton, the head basketball coach at Divison II Lincoln University, was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to participate in a psycho-sexual evaluation.
As part of a plea deal, three counts of indecent exposure were dropped.
“He admitted on the record that his behavior was offensive and obscene, it was obscene behavior and that other people that were there in the park that day enjoying a public area with their families, that they observed that and it was offensive and obscene to them,” Assistant District Attorney Brianna Ringwood told the Main Line Times. “He admitted to engaging in behavior that was obscene and offensive.”
The Big 5 Hall of Famer played 11 NBA seasons, including parts of three with the Sixers.