AWP team sixth at national tourney
Fort Wayne’s Athletes with Purpose finished in sixth at the IMG 7 v 7 National Championship football tournament in Bradenton, Florida, on Sunday.
AWP won three in a row, beating Southern Xpress Elite from Tennessee (33-27), Rat Pak from Orlando, Florida, (32-15) and BBT from California (26-24, OT).
AWP’s first loss came against the Florida Fire, 30-17, and the final loss came against BBT 25-19, which meant elimination. AWP finished with a 6-3 record.
The Florida Fire won the tournament.
The quarterbacks played much better today, AWP Sports president and CEO Mike Ledo said, and when Justin Tranquill (Carroll) got hurt with a knee injury in the second game, the younger players stepped up.
– The Journal Gazette
Career over for NBA hopeful from Baylor
WACO, Texas – Baylor center Isaiah Austin has been forced to end his basketball career after being diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue.
The 7-foot-1 Austin averaged 12.1 points and 6.9 rebounds in two seasons before announcing in April that he was leaving Baylor to declare for the NBA draft.
– Associated Press