Second-seeded Gaels to take on Kent St. in NIT


Second-seeded Gaels to take on Kent St. in NIT

March 13, 2011

MORAGA, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference co-champion Saint Mary's men's basketball team hosts Kent State in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament Tuesday at 8 p.m. in McKeon Pavilion.Tickets go on sale to the general public Monday morning at 9 a.m. by calling (925) 631-4392, in person through the Saint Mary's College Athletic Ticket Office, or by visiting the ticket page on SMCGaels.com. Ticket prices are as follows: Courtside, 85; VIP, 35; Lower Reserved, 35; Upper Reserved, 20; General Admission (Adult), 15; General Admission (SeniorChild), 10; Standing Room Only, 10.Tuesday's game will be televised live on ESPN2 with the exact broadcast crew yet to be announced. Local radio, audio streaming and livestats options should be finalized on Monday.Second-seeded Saint Mary's enters Tuesday's game with a 25-8 overall record following its convincing 77-54 victory over Weber State on Friday night. The Gaels finished the regular-season tied with Gonzaga for the WCC regular-season title and advanced to its third-straight Zappos.com WCC Tournament final last weekend in Las Vegas.Leading scorer Mickey McConnell was named the WCC Player of the Year by league coaches and earned all-district honors by the NABC and the USBWA. He is moving up the school's career charts in several categories and is among the national leaders in assists, three-point percentage, free throw percentage and assist-turnover ratio.McConnell and forward Rob Jones have started all 33 games this season for Saint Mary's, while guards Matthew Dellavedova and Stephen Holt as well as forward Tim Williams are expected to form the team's starting five.Seventh-seeded Kent State ended its regular-season with a 23-11 overall record and won the East division of the Mid-American Conference with a 14-5 record. The Golden Flashes lost a heart-breaking 66-65 decision to Akron in its conference tournament final.Junior forward Justin Green is the team's scoring and rebounding leader, averaging 15.6 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. the backcourt duo of Rodriguez Shermand and Carlton Guyton also score in double figures with averages of 12.9 and 12.5 points per game, respectively.The winner of Tuesday's game will play the winner of sixth-seeded Fairfield at third-seeded Colorado State. The date and site of the second-round game has not been determined.
Courtesy Saint Mary's media services

Report: Stubblefield taken into custody, booked into jail in no-bail case

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Report: Stubblefield taken into custody, booked into jail in no-bail case

Former 49ers defensive lineman Dana Stubblefield is behind bars. 

According to the Mercury News, Stubblefield was led away from court to jail in handcuffs Friday after a judge found there was probable cause to hold him over for trial on charges of rape stemming from May 2016. 

Stubblefield is charged with raping an intellectually disabled woman on April 9, 2015 at his Morgan Hill home when she had gone to interview for a babysitting job. 

According to the same report, Stubblefield had been free on $250,000 bail for more than a year. But the judge ordered him taken into custody Friday after prosecutors formally added the allegation that Stubblefield used a gun during the assault, which made it a no-bail case.

Stubblefield has pleaded not guilty and publicly denied the five felony charges and gun enhancement that prosecutors say could lead to at least 15 years to life in prison if he is convicted.

Stubblefield played 11 seasons in the NFL, including the first five with the 49ers. He later returned to the 49ers in 2001 and ’02, before finishing his career with the Raiders.

Stubblefield, a first-round pick of the 49ers in 1993, was the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year after recording 10.5 sacks. He was named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year with a career-high 15 sacks in 1997. He signed a lucrative contract with Washington in 1998.

Quakes choose young FIU defender with their first pick in 2018 MLS SuperDraft

Quakes choose young FIU defender with their first pick in 2018 MLS SuperDraft

The San Jose Earthquakes are hoping they've caught lighting in a bottle twice. 

Last season, Nick Lima emerged as one of the game's best young defenders. And on Day 1 of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, San Jose went to the fullback well with the selection of Paul Marie from Florida International University with the 12th pick in the first round. 

"Paul has the profile we were looking for from the very beginning heading into the combine and the draft," said Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli via press release. "We were looking for a fullback. We see in him an offensive-minded outside back that has technical qualities and the ability to read the game."

Experts pegged Marie, 22, as a late-first, early-second-round selection. But a pair of solid days during the MLS Combine boosted the Frenchman's stock -- especially on San Jose's board. According to Fioranelli, Marie was No. 4 on their draft board -- having him there at No. 12 must have felt like a steal for Fioranelli and staff. 

"We especially liked that he has character and in the interview that we had with him, he convinced us," Fioranelli said. "The entire coaching staff are really excited about having him part of the club."

San Jose not only lucked out that their fourth-best footballer was there at 12, but with American parents, he does not take up an international slot for San Jose -- the team is still three players over their allotment.

In an interview after his selection with Jason Davis of Sirius XM radio, Marie told San Jose fans what they can expect from the defender. 

"They can expect Paul Marie to give it all for San Jose," he said. 

The Quakes were in need of defensive depth going in to Day 1 of the SuperDraft. In Marie, they have a fullback who can stretch the pitch from the right side and be a backup to Lima.