CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers coach Ron Rivera says running back DeAngelo Williams and two other starters will return for tomorrow night's key divisional showdown with the New Orleans Saints. Rivera says Williams is ready to play and will start. Williams missed last Sunday's game against Tampa Bay with a quadriceps contusion.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Grambling State University's hiring of new football coach Broderick Fobbs has been approved by the University of Louisiana System governing board. Fobbs will receive a $195,000 annual salary. University leaders hope his hiring can improve a strained relationship between the school's administration and players.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Southern quarterback Dray Joseph and Alcorn State running back Arnold Walker are Southwestern Athletic Conference co-offensive players of the year while Arkansas-Pine Bluff linebacker Jer-ryan Harris claimed top defensive honors. The league released its all-conference teams yesterday.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Former Southern Mississippi basketball coach M.K. Turk died yesterday. He was 71. Turk led the Golden Eagles for 20 seasons from 1976 to 1996 and finished with a school-record 301 victories, two NCAA tournament appearances and six NIT appearances, including one NIT championship.
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