Villanova quarterback John Robertson, the Walter Payton Award winner as the top player in FCS, was named a second-team Walter Camp all-American on Wednesday. Wildcats linebacker Don Cherry was named to the first team. The teams were selected by FCS coaches and sports information directors.
Cherry started all 14 games and had 134 tackles, 211/2 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, five forced fumbles, and an interception. Robertson threw 35 touchdown passes and three interceptions and ran for 1,078 yards and 11 TDs.
Paul Chryst is going home to coach Wisconsin. The school made it official, hiring Chryst away from Pittsburgh. Chryst is a former Wisconsin offensive coordinator and a Madison native. He leaves the Panthers after going 19-19 in three seasons, returning to his hometown and alma mater.
Greg Webb, a former four-star recruit from Timber Creek, orally committed to play football at Temple after previously pledging to Rutgers. The 6-foot-1, 312-pound defensive lineman spent this season at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. He transferred there from North Carolina after redshirting his freshman season. Webb played 12 games at Hutchinson, totaling 48 tackles. He will be eligible to play next season.
Youngstown State coach Bo Pelini, who was fired on Nov. 30 by Nebraska, lambasted Cornhskers athletic director Shawn Eichorst in a profanity-filled talk during his final meeting with his players. The Omaha World-Herald reported that it obtained an audiotape of Pelini's address. The World-Herald reported that Pelini used two vulgarities for female genitalia in reference to Eichorst.
BASEBALL A person with knowledge of the deal said the San Diego Padres have acquired outfielder Wil Myers from the Tampa Bay Rays. Myers was the AL rookie of the year in 2013. There were multiple reports that Washington also was involved in the deal, but the person would not confirm the Nationals' involvement. San Diego also receives catcher Ryan Hanigan and minor-league pitchers Jose Castillo and Gerardo Reyes, with catcher Rene Rivera moving from the Padres to Tampa Bay.
A person with knowledge of the negotiations said free-agent reliever Sergio Romo was closing in on a new contract with the San Francisco Giants. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details were still being worked out and the Giants hadn't announced the new contract, which is expected to be for two years.
The Seattle Mariners found a righthanded bat for their outfield, acquiring Justin Ruggiano from the Chicago Cubs. Seattle sent minor- league pitcher Matt Brazis to Chicago as part of the trade.
TRACK AND FIELD Track coach Jon Drummond received an eight-year doping ban after arbitrators found he possessed, trafficked, administered, and assisted in the use and cover-up of banned substances. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced the ban against the Philadelphia native who was a personal coach for American 100-meter record-holder Tyson Gay and also served as relay coach for the U.S. track team at the London Olympics.
SOCCER Michael Garcia, the American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process, resigned from the FIFA ethics committee in protest over the handling of his findings. Garcia cited a "lack of leadership" at the top of FIFA in a resignation statement. He also said he has lost confidence in the independence of his ethics committee colleague, German judge Joachim Eckert.
- Staff and wire reports