Messenger Sports Briefs for January 6

Messenger Sports Briefs for January 6

UTM wideout Stanley
is standout in class

UT Martin junior wide receiver Taylor Stanley was one of the 52 players named to the 13th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team.
Stanley — a sports management major — boasts a 3.71 cumulative grade point average.
He plans to pursue a master’s degree and wants to get involved in coaching by working as a graduate assistant.
Stanley, the lone Ohio Valley Conference player selected to the team, is beginning an internship in football operations at Georiga State this semester.

Trezevant penalized
for BlueCross actions

The Trezevant (Mem-phis) football team is paying for its actions at the Class 4A BlueCross Bowl game.
The Bears will be ineligible for both the District 15AA title and the playoffs in 2011 as a result of its large number of personal foul and unsportsmanlike conduct flags in its 60-12 defeat in the 4A championship.
The TSSAA has also fined the football program $1,000 and the school’s athletic department $2,000.
The Trezevant athletic department has also been placed on probation for the next two years, while the football team is on probation for a year.
According to published reports, a dozen police officers were put on the field after the game to make sure that the conduct displayed during the game did not spill into the post-game ceremony.

Ex-UTM star Hudson
waived by Wiz again

WASHINGTON (AP) — UT Martin product Lester Hudson has been waived by the Washington Wizards for the second time this season.
The move Wednesday comes after Hudson originally signed with the team in September, was waived in November, then signed again on Dec. 20.
He totaled 18 points and 17 assists in 73 minutes spread over 11 games during his two stints.

UT Martin to start
earlier on Monday

The start time for the men’s basketball game featuring UT Martin and Austin Peay on Monday has been moved up to start at 6 p.m.
The UTM men also host Tennessee State in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center on Saturday at 6 p.m.

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