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Today's Sports Briefs: 1/5/13

FCS title rematch a do-over for NDSU, Bearkats

FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- The FCS championship rematch between North Dakota State and Sam Houston State is something of a do-over for several key returning offensive players.

They didn't have much of a say a year ago when a fake punt was the most important play in North Dakota State's 17-6 victory in a game dominated by defense.

The Bison (13-1) controlled prolific Sam Houston State running back Tim Flanders to become the fourth straight first-time FCS champion. Bearkats quarterback Brian Bell couldn't answer, completing just 12 of 32 passes.

An improved passing game won't guarantee anything for Sam Houston (11-3) on Saturday. The Bison lead the FCS in passing defense, along with scoring and total defense.

DWU golf teams to host clinic

By The Daily Republic

The Dakota Wesleyan University men's and women's golf teams will host its annual winter golf clinic Feb. 9.

Head coach Adam Anderson is putting on the clinic at theChristen Family Wellness Center on the DWU campus.

The clinic consists of two sessions. The first is from 9 to 11 a.m. and the second is from 1 to 3 p.m.

The clinic is open to golfers of all ages and the cost of the clinic is $25 per person.

Registration for the first session is 8:30 to 9 a.m., while registration for the second session is from 12:30 to 1 p.m. on Feb. 9.

Platte to host youth tournament

By The Daily Republic

PLATTE -- A fifth- and sixth- grade boys' basketball tournament is set for Jan. 26 in Platte.

The entry fee for each team is $50 and all teams are guaranteed three games.

For more information, contact Frank Cutler at 605-337-3270.

Avon girls' team hosting jamboree

By The Daily Republic

AVON -- The Avon girls' basketball team is hosting a youth jamboree Feb 9 in Avon.

There are two divisions for third- and fourth-graders.

Each team is guaranteed three games and the entry fee is $40 per team.

For more information email Brad Poppe at or Amy Yost at