Area H.s. Players In All-Star Games Saturday
Here are the area high school seniors that will play Saturday at the annual Coastal Bend Coaches Association All-Star Games. The games will be in Corpus Christi. The girls basketball game is scheduled for noon and the boys game at 2 P.M. and will be played at Veterans Memorial High School.
The annual All-Star football game is scheduled for 7:00 Saturday at Buccaneer Stadium.
All-Star Football Game
7 p.m. Saturday, Buc Stadium
Marshal Batts, Port Lavaca Calhoun; Jared Love, Cuero; Ezekiel Palasios, Goliad; Brycen Castillo, Victoria West; Leo Colom, PL Calhoun; Henry Ybarra, Victoria West; Keon Boyd, Victoria West; Blaine Harrison, Victoria West; Xavier Rivera, PL Calhoun; Jesus Ventura, Victoria West; Carlos Pena, PL Calhoun; Jack Traugott, Victoria East; Frankie Alvarez, Victoria East;
Coaches: Kingsville, Head Coach, Teddy Carrier; Assistants, Eddie Rios, Jesus A. Garcia, Joe Barron, Jeremy Wheeler, John Houston, Vincent Montogomery, James Garcia, Aaron Warren, Johnny Garza, Tres Garcia, Herman Rios, Andres Flores; Trainer, Brittany Torres
ALL-STAR GIRLS BASKETBALL GAME
Noon Saturday, Veterans Memorial High School
Stephanie Delgado, Port Lavaca Calhoun; Imani Wimbish-Gay, Victoria EastThe Green Bay Packers have signed second-round pick Josh Jackson and third-rounder Oren Burks of Vanderbilt.
Jackson, a cornerback, was taken with the 45th overall pick in last month’s draft. His signing comes two days after the Packers signed first-round pick Jaire Alexander, a cornerback from Louisville.
The 6-foot, 196-pound Jackson led the country with eight interceptions as a senior for the Hawkeyes, returning two for touchdowns. He and Alexander are expected to improve a Green Bay secondary that allowed 30 touchdown passes last season, tied for the second-highest total of any team.
Burks is a linebacker.
Green Bay general manager Brian Gutekunst announced the signings Thursday.
The Atlantic Coast Conference wants to expand the NCAA Tournament and change several college basketball rules.
Commissioner John Swofford said Thursday the league will propose legislation to expand the NCAA Tournament from 68 to 72 teams. That would create a second set of First Four games in the western half of the country to go with the tournament-opening ones in Dayton, Ohio.
The league also supports moving back the 3-point line, widening the lane and having the shot clock reset to 20 seconds after offensive rebounds.
Swofford spoke to reporters at the conclusion of the league’s spring meetings. He also said the league’s TV channel is on track for its August 2019 launch, though the league didn’t settle on future ACC Tournament sites beyond locations already determined through 2020.