Bears to interview Colts’ OC Arians
The Indianapolis Colts have granted offensive coordinator Bruce Arians permission to interview with the Chicago Bears for their head coaching vacancy. It’s been speculated that the San Diego Chargers also want Arians, who led Indianapolis to nine wins as interim head coach while Chuck Pagano was being treated for leukemia.
IceMen, Solar Bears square off tonight
The Evansville IceMen will look to end a three-game skid tonight at 7:15 when they host the Orlando Solar Bears at the Ford Center. Orlando (14-15-4), which has won three in a row, is led by center Matthew Sisca’s 26 points. Josh Beaulieu leads Evansville (11-20-3) with 29 points.
Oaks’ Stahl passes 1,000 point mark
Oakland City University senior Mitch Stahl scored 22 points in the Mighty Oaks’ 96-52 victory over Boyce College to crack the school’s 1,000-career point barrier with 1,001. He is OCU’s 31st player to reach the mark. Cameron LeFear led the Mighty Oaks (9-3) with 28 points. Boyce is 3-5.
Vols, Memphis still talking about series
The winner of tonight’s Memphis at Tennessee men’s basketball game could earn bragging rights for a long time. The series contract expires this season and Memphis coach Josh Pastner has no more interest in playing the Volunteers. However, Memphis AD Tom Bowen and Tennessee counterpart Dave Hart said they were still considering future games.
Retired Stevens set to return to racing
Two months shy of his 50th birthday, Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will make a comeback this weekend at Santa Anita. Stevens retired in November 2005 after battling knee pain for years. He’s been working as a racing commentator for HRTV and for NBC Sports during the Triple Crown series. He will continue doing TV in between his riding commitments.
Man charged with Grand Prix fraud
A man who told investors and Cincinnati leaders he could bring a Grand Prix auto race to the city has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering. Financial adviser Curtis Boggs fled Cincinnati months ago after it became apparent there would be no race. The U.S. attorney’s office said Thursday that Boggs admits to obtaining more than $350,000, which he allegedly used to buy a new luxury automobile and make mortgage and property tax payments.