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Local briefs: USF earns defensive honor

Friday, November 8, 2013 - 8:44 pm

After posting its first shutout of the 2013 season, the Beyond Sports Network has named the University of Saint Francis defense as its NAIA Defense of the Week.

The No. 8 Cougars (6-2) shut out Concordia University (Mich.) 54-0 last Saturday and held the Cardinals to 190 yards of total offense. It was USF's first shutout since a 21-0 win to end regular season play in 2012. The USF defense held CU to just 20 yards rushing on 25 carries.

The No. 8 Cougars play at Taylor University at 1 p.m. Saturday in a Mid-States Football Association Mideast League game.

Fort4Fitness earns championship race designation

For the fourth consecutive year, Fort4Fitness has earned a championship race designation from the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA).

In 2014, the Fort4Fitness half marathon will serve as a RRCA Central Regional Half Marathon Championship Race.

The 7th annual Fort4Fitness Fall Festival will be Sept. 26-27, 2014.

Saint Francis men rally from 22-point deficit to nip Michigan school

Down 64-42 in the opening game of the Fort Wayne Orthopedics-The Orthopedic Hospital USF Tournament, the Cougars rallied to win 72-71 on a jackknife jumper along the baseline by Josh Hogan with 4 seconds to play.

Hogan scored 10 of 15 points in the second half and Scott Kohne scored 12 of his 28 in the second half. Kohne also grabbed 15 rebounds. USF trailed 50-32 at halftime to Concordia University (Ann Arbor, Mich.).

USF will played the winner of the St. Catharine – Cardinal Stritch game at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hutzell Athletic Center. Cardinal Stritch is defending NAIA Division II champion.