Posted November 25, 2011 on
David Amerson received the news on Monday afternoon. The NC State sophomore cornerback is one of three finalists for the 2011 Jim Thorpe Award, given annually to the top defensive back in college football.
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The Louisiana Tech men's basketball team will be spending Thanksgiving weekend in Laramie, Wyo. to compete in the Jim Thorpe Classic against Maryland Eastern Shore, Portland State and Wyoming.
After they get their fill of turkey, Cowboy fans will have a chance to get their fill of basketball this weekend. The University of Wyoming men's basketball team will host Portland State, Maryland Eastern Shore and Louisiana Tech for the Jim Thorpe Classic on Friday-Sunday in the Arena-Auditorium.
The Louisiana Tech men's basketball team (2-2) fell to Portland State (3-2) 66-48 at the Jim Thorpe Classic in Laramie, Wyo. as freshman forward Michale Kyser (Lancaster, Texas) scored 10 points and blocked two shots.
Behind 14 second-half points from senior guard Trevor Gaskins (Alpharetta, Ga.), the Louisiana Tech men's basketball team (2-1) defeated Maryland Eastern Shore (1-5) 73-54 in the first game of the Jim Thorpe Classic Friday afternoon at Arena-Auditorium in Laramie, Wyo. as five Bulldogs scored in double-figures.