CINCINNATI – A freshman offensive lineman for Cincinnati was killed and two freshman receivers were injured in a one-vehicle accident following the Bearcats 14-0 win over Miami of Ohio on Saturday night in nearby Oxford.
Ben Flick of Hamilton, Ohio, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred south of Oxford.
Receivers Mark Barr of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Javon Harrison of Dayton were taken by helicopter to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Barr and the driver of the vehicle – whose identity has not been released – were listed in critical condition. Harrison was in stable condition.
The three players are redshirting and didnt dress for the game or travel with the team. They were returning from Oxford, 25 miles north of Cincinnati.
I cant put into words how tragic this is, coach Tommy Tuberville said in a statement. As a father and a coach, its something you hope you never have to go through.
Waltrip sponsor weighs options
Scott Henderson, president of 5-Hour Energy, says he will see how the year plays out before deciding on whether to keep its sponsorship with Michael Waltrip Racing, which lost its NAPA sponsorship in wake of the Richmond scandal.
F1 points leader wins Singapore GP
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel recorded a start-to-finish win at the Singapore Grand Prix to further extend his lead in the Formula One championship.
Top Fuel winner ends long drought
In Ennis, Texas, Doug Kalitta ended a 71-race winless drought with a Top Fuel victory in the NHRA Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex. Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won at the second of six races in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
Parents, school resolve suit
Eastern Pulaski Community School Corp. and the parents of a 12-year-old girl have resolved a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana after the girl was told she couldnt try out for Winamac Community Middle Schools all-male, seventh-grade football team.
Trine men finish 7th at invitational
Trine scored a 339 to finish seventh at the Defiance (Ohio) College Fall Invitational, a day after the team took fourth place at the MIAA Jamboree. Ben Gavin led the Thunder at the Invitational with a 9-over 80 at the 6,130-yard Eagle Rock Golf Club. Trine will play its third tournament in three days when the Thunder participates in the fifth MIAA Jamboree of the season at Kalamazoo today.
The Indiana Tech womens team lost 3-2 to No. 20 Ashford in Clinton, Iowa. The Warriors (4-4-1) overcame a 2-0 halftime deficit when Alex Field scored in the 57th and 60th minute, but Luciane Wentz scored the game winner for Ashford (6-2) in the 85th minute. The IPFW womens team fell on the road to former Summit League rival Oakland 3-0.
The Huntington womens team topped Taylor (7-2), 1-0, in their Crossroads League opening match. Olivia Knispel scored the game-winning goal for the Foresters (2-7). The Saint Francis mens team was shutout by Indiana Wesleyan, 2-0. The Wildcats scored one goal in each half to secure the shutout.
Around the courts
Venus Williams overpowered Mona Barthel of Germany 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. In Seoul, South Korea, top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska rallied from a set down to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-4 and win the Korea Open. In Metz, France, second-seeded Gilles Simon beat two-time defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-3 to win the all-French Open de Moselle final for his first title of the year. Sixth-seeded Ernests Gulbis won his fourth career title by rallying to beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 at the St. Petersburg (Russia) Open.
Tech women go 1-3 at invitational
Indiana Tech went 1-3 at the Holiday Inn Invitational at Olivet Nazarene in Bourbonnais, Ill. The Warriors (4-14) opened with a 3-0 win over Saint Ambrose (25-18, 25-22, 25-22), but lost to Olivet Nazarene, 3-0 (26-24, 25-14, 25-19); Saint Francis (Ill.) 3-0 (25-14, 26-24, 27-25); and Trinity Christian College 3-0 (25-15, 26-24, 26-24).