“Everyone had that mindset coming into the year,” Ty Jerome said Tuesday at John Paul Jones Arena ahead of the team’s departure for the ACC tournament in Charlotte.,“I have fun every year with my team, but this has been a unique group, and we try to really be united more,” Bennett said.,Even after losing ACC Defensive Player of the Year Isaiah Wilkins and All-ACC honoree Devon Hall, the Cavaliers still had the leadership in place to allow themselves to set a new course.,They could fall off and let last year’s ACC regular-season and tournament championships represent the peak of Virginia basketball, or they could renew their internal fortitude and aim for bigger and better things.,Of course, Tuesday’s media availability is likely the last time the team will be this loose and open until its season ends, whenever that end happens to come.

• OU has three players ranked in the top 10 in rebounding in the Big 12: Christian James (sixth, 7.3), Brady Manek (eighth, 6.7) and Kristian Doolittle (10th, 6.3).,• James failed to record a double-double in his first 104 collegiate games, but has produced at least 10 points and 10 rebounds in six of his 14 games since.,• James failed to produce a double-double in his first 104 collegiate games but has produced at least 10 points and 10 boards in six of the 13 games since.,• With an average of 16.3 points per game, James is fourth in the Big 12 scoring race.,• By scoring 20 points on Jan. 16 against Kansas State, James became the 45th Sooner to eclipse 1,000 points in an Oklahoma uniform (eighth in the Lon Kruger era).

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HAMPTON, Va. —The Oklahoma wrestling team split the first day at the Virginia Duals, falling to No. 16/16 (NWCA/InterMat) 22-12 before upsetting No. 20/14 Lock Haven 23-12 in the consolation bracket.,The redshirt freshman took a 6-0 lead in the first period with a takedown and a four-point nearfall before adding two more takedowns in the second.,The bout was tied at 2-all late in the second period, but Thomas scored a takedown at the whistle to take a 4-2 lead into the third.,The unranked Sooners upset No. 20/14 (NWCA/InterMat) Lock Haven behind wins from Anthony Madrigal, Demas, Jeffries, Thomas, Anthony Mantanona, Jake Woodley and Jake Boyd.,The bout was tied at 2-all after the first period, but Woodley scored three takedowns in the second period to take a 6-3 lead.

Instead of teams and coaches, Gtramp has brand sponsorships and athlete meet-ups, with some trampoline companies sending flippers to do their thing in a slew of different countries.,And while some of the brands will host exhibition-like contests—take the Gtramp Games created by Greg Roe Trampoline and cosponsored by trampoline company SkyBound USA—on the whole flippers reject traditional competition-based sporting constructs in favor of an all-inclusive, supportive community.,When it finally becomes reasonable to do so, we set out from our hotel near the Venice Beach Boardwalk, and within a few minutes Maxx spots a kid wearing a pink T-shirt with bold, graphic palm trees on the back.,To hear their parents tell it, Solomon and Andrew have always been natural athletes, both with a tendency to throw themselves into whatever sport they tried.,Solomon started flipping—doing many of the same tricks Andrew was doing on his trampoline in L.A.—and the pair followed each other on Instagram (the Gtramp community was relatively small back then).

The Sooners will open the tournament with No. 16 and defending champion Arizona State on Friday at 8 a.m. CT.,The eight-team tournament field features top-25 opponents in No. 16 Arizona State, No. 20 Lock Haven and No. 13 Virginia Tech.,In its last weekend of competition, Oklahoma downed West Virginia 26-17, before taking No. 20 Pitt to the wire in a narrow 20-17 loss.,The redshirt freshman is No. 8 in FloWrestling’s latest release and No. 8 in the Trackwrestling rankings.,Fellow redshirt freshman Jake Woodley (197) was tabbed No. 24 by Trackwrestling, and as a team, the Sooners are T-36 in the same rankings.

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The Cavaliers, who jumped South Carolina with a 28-0 beatdown in Saturday’s Belk Bowl in Charlotte, N.C., spent Christmas Day practicing in Charlottesville and then riding a bus to the Queen City, leaving little time for holiday festivities.,(8-5), which finished a season with a victory for the first time since 2005, kept the ball away from the Gamecocks for all but 17 minutes and 25 seconds, putting up 413 total yards to South Carolina’s 251.,Mendenhall and his players said in the days leading up to the game that stopping the run would be paramount.,The Cavaliers took a monumental leap last season, going 6-7 and falling badly to Navy in the Military Bowl, the program’s first postseason appearance since 2011.,returned to campus after Navy’s thorough 49-7 win to end last season, Mendenhall said, the players had talked frequently about the importance of not only beating the Hokies for the first time since 2003, but about the intrinsic value of going out with a win.

A fired coach at Norwich Free Academy was accused of having sexual relations with two students while he was at the school, and Norwich police say they expect NFA officials may be arrested as well for failing to report him immediately.,Apparently jealous, Kolodnicki, who was a postal carrier and painter well-known and liked in the Norwich arts community, followed Baker and his wife, who had worked together that day, and then started the fight, Kolodnicki’s wife and Baker told police.,- James Hodgdon, a 58-year-old Norwich man, was sentenced in May to 22.5 years in prison for shooting and killing his wife, Dianna Ruthewicz Hodgdon, during a struggle over a shotgun in September 2015.,- Norwich counselor Susan Britt, 47, was arrested in June on charges she billed the government-run Medicaid health care program nearly $200,000 in fraudulent claims through her home business, with more than half of the claims for herself and family members.,- Norwich mother Dolma Dawa, 45, was arrested on a hot afternoon in July after she left her 1-year-old child unattended in a vehicle in the parking lot of a McDonald’s, police said.