Found November 23, 2011 on
University of Wyoming Official Athletic...:
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.
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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.
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.
BATON ROUGE - LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne made the cut for a third national award on Monday as the junior has been named one of three finalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, the Jim Thorpe Association announced.