POSTSEASON HONORS CONTINUE FOR COACH MacINTYRE, BUFFS
boulder» Buffaloes coach Mike MacIntyre was named a finalist for the Eddie Robinson coach of the year award. The American Football Coaches Association also named him as the 2016 Region 5 coach of the year and a finalist for its national coach of the year award.
This month, MacIntyre was named the Walter Camp coach of the year, joining Bill McCartney (1989) as the only coaches in program history to achieve that honor.
Also, Buffs senior inside linebacker Kenneth Olugbode was named a second-team All-American by Pro Football Focus.
Olugbode’s 135 tackles, by CU’s count that tracks defensive statistics off coaches film and not press box stats the NCAA utilizes, is the thirdmost of any Football Bowl Subdivision defender this season. He posted 10 or more tackles in seven games, including a high of 19 against No. 4 Washington in the Pac-12 championship game.
The AFCA will announce the FBS and FCS national coaches of the year winners at the inaugural American football coaches awards Jan. 10 (CBS Sports Network).
MacIntyre was joined by Navy’s Ken Niumatalolo, Alabama’s Nick Saban, P.J. Fleck from Western Michigan and Dana Holgorsen of West Virginia as the finalists for the AFCA award.
Baylor tabs Rhule as new coach.
Matt Rhule is the new football coach at Baylor, where he takes over a beleaguered Big 12 program after winning 20 games over the past two seasons at Temple.
Rhule becomes the full-time replacement for Art Briles, who was dismissed after a scathing report over the university’s handling of sexual assault complaints, including some against football players.
Former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe had been out of coaching two years when he put his retirement on hold in May to serve as Baylor’s acting head coach this season. The Bears are 6-6 and headed to the Cactus Bowl even in the midst of a six-game losing streak.
Djokovic splits with coach.
Novak Djokovic says he and coach Boris Becker are splitting up after three seasons together.
Djokovic posted a statement saying the duo “jointly decided to end our cooperation.”
Of Djokovic’s 12 career Grand Slam singles titles — trailing only Roger Federer with 17, and Pete Sampras and Rafael Nadal with 14 apiece — six came while working with Becker.
Djokovic also was the runner-up at three other Grand Slam tournaments during his time with Becker, meaning the Serb made it to the finals at nine of 12 majors during their partnership.
But after completing a career Grand Slam with his first French Open title in June, Djokovic’s season went off course. He was upset in the third round at Wimbledon, then in the first round at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and lost his No. 1 ranking to Andy Murray last month.
Wagner wins it for Michigan
B ann arbor, mich.» Moe Wagner’s putback gave Michigan the lead with 18.8 seconds remaining, then the sophomore blocked a shot at the other end to help the Wolverines edge Texas 53-50.
Wagner led the Wolverines with 15 points, and the 6-foot-11 forward from Germany made the biggest plays down the stretch, coming up with a rebound after Zak Irvin missed a driving layup, and scoring to put Michigan up 51-50.
• Luke Kennard and Amile Jefferson led No. 5 Duke to an 84-74 victory over No. 21 Florida at Madison Square Garden.
Kennard scored a game-high 29 points and Jefferson chipped in 24 points with 15 rebounds.
• Natalie Chou, Kalani Brown and Alexis Prince each scored 15 points, and the No. 3 Baylor women routed Texas State 90-24.