LOCAL SPORTS | JANUARY 2, 2020

LOCAL SPORTS | JANUARY 2, 2020

LOCAL SPORTS | JANUARY 2, 2020

After the first day of action at the Southern Scuffle, the sixth ranked NC State Wrestling team has 11 entrants still in contention for a medal that will wrestle in today’s semifinals at noon.  Top seeded Hayden Hidlay breezed to the semifinals with three straight bonus point wins at 157 pounds. Hidlay started with a 16-1 tech fall, followed by a first period pin off a headlock. In the quarterfinals, he scored a 12-2 major decision over the No. 8 seed of North Dakota State.  Trent Hidlay is the top seed at his weight.  Trent at 184 pounds, was the third from NC State to advance to the semifinals. He opened with back-to-back major decisions of 10-2 then 18-5.

 

David Stern, the former commissioner of the National Basketball Association widely credited with leading the league through a period of tremendous growth, died yesterday at the age of 77.  Stern worked at the NBA for more than 35 years, beginning with his hiring as the league’s general counsel in 1978.

 

Minnesota beat Auburn 31-24 in the Outback Bowl in the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

 

During the 2020 Citrus Bowl between Crimson Tide and the Wolverines, Alabama pulled away in the second half to beat Michigan, 35-16.

 

Oregon denied the Badgers chance to snap a three-game losing streak in the Rose Bowl with a 28-27 loss to the Ducks.

 

The Bulldogs were missing six regular-season starters and 13 rotation players in New Orleans, but Kirby Smart’s squad still managed to overwhelm Baylor in a 26-14 victory at the Sugar Bowl.

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