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Published January 20, 2013 5:31 pm
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Prep hoops • The Lone Peak boys' basketball team will get a little national exposure Monday morning.

The Knights, the top-ranked team in Class 5A and ranked No. 3 in the nation by Maxpreps.com, will play Archbishop Mitty from San Jose, Calif., at 10 a.m. MST on Monday on ESPNU.

The game is part of the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass. Lone Peak enters at 14-1, with its lone loss coming against Maxpreps.com's top-ranked team, Montverde Academy of Florida, in the City of Palms tournament title game. Archbishop Mitty is 13-3 and winners of seven consecutive games.

Kevin Winters Morriss

Ducks promote OC

college football • Mark Helfrich is Oregon's next man in. As usual, the Ducks wasted little time finding a replacement for Chip Kelly, promoting their affable offensive coordinator to head coach Sunday. Kelly left to become coach of the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday. Helfrich is the third straight offensive coordinator at Oregon to be promoted to the top job, following Kelly and his predecessor, Mike Bellotti. The 39-year-old Oregon native signed a five-year deal with the Ducks for a reported $9 million.

Legendary Miami coach Fraser dies

BASEBALL • Ron Fraser, the longtime Miami baseball coach who won two national championships with the Hurricanes and whose innovative marketing ideas helped spark a surge in the college game's popularity, has died.

Fraser died Sunday morning, a family spokesman said. It was believed that Fraser was 79, though his family's statement did not release his age or other private matters, including a cause of death.

Fraser retired in 1992 with 1,271 wins, never having a losing season in his three decades overseeing the program.

From wire reports




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