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Sports Briefs – March 24, 2011

Outdoor track meet canceled

The NMU outdoor track and field season has gotten off to a slow start this season as the first meet was officially canceled. The Sherman-Lukoski Invitational meet was scheduled to take place on Mar. 26 in Ripon, Wisc., but was canceled at the last minute due to weather conditions.

Head coach Tom Barnes said that things like this happen, but the team will continue to practice and prepare for the next meet accordingly.

“It would have been nice to have the meet, but with harsh winter conditions it makes it more difficult on the athletes,” Barnes said. “In the mean time, we will just continue to train and get ready for our big meet.”

With numerous school records broken, finishing third in the GLIAC tournament, and sending two people to nationals to name a few, Barnes said he has good reason to be confident in his team.

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“I’m not going to lie, I do expect a lot from this team because what they did last season exceeded most, if not all of our goals,” Barnes said. “Once you accomplish those goals, it’s time to raise the bar.”

Barnes also said that he is looking forward to seeing what his team is capable of doing.

The outdoor track team will have their next scheduled meet on Apr. 2 at the UW-Oshkosh Invitational in Oshkosh, Wis. The meet will be scored will officially kick off the track season for the Wildcats.

— David Pleyel

CCHA  releases statement  on Big Ten affiliation announcement

CCHA Commissioner Tom Anastos today issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the Big Ten Conference that men’s ice hockey will be recommended as an official conference sport beginning in the 2013-14 academic year.

“Today’s announcement by the Big Ten does not come as a surprise as we have been engaged in discussing this topic with Big Ten officials for several months now. We are studying the potential impact of this change and will continue to work closely with our membership and other stakeholders in college hockey to ensure the ongoing long-term success of our league.”

The CCHA just completed its 40th season of play. The conference has produced eight national champions since forming in the 1971-72 season.

— NMU Sports Information

Former head coach hired as -offensive coordinator at Edinboro

Doug Sans was named offensive coordinator of the Edinboro University Fighting Scots on March 22. Sans served as the head coach of Northern Michigan’s football team for four seasons between 2002 and 2005.

At NMU, Sans had his worst head coaching span of his career, going just 13-29 with a .309 winning percentage, the lowest of any NMU coach. Despite these low numbers, he has a 71-81 head coaching record and two West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships while at Fairmont State.

Since Sans’s stint at NMU, he served as the tackles and tight ends coach at Stanford University for the 2006 season and then as the offensive coordinator for Delaware State from 2007-2010. Last year, the Hornets lead the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in passing offense and fourth in total offense for the 10-team FCS league.

Edinboro finished with a 7-4 record last year in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and last made the NCAA playoffs in 2009.

— Brice Burge

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