CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- George Washington and South Charleston will play a high school basketball doubleheader tonight at the Civic Center.The Patriots and Black Eagles will tangle in a girls varsity matchup at approximately 6 p.m., followed by a boys game at about 7:45.Indians pull out stops for free agent SwisherThe Cleveland Indians called upon a proven recruiter to land free agent outfielder Nick Swisher.
Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel was among a group who had lunch on Tuesday at Progressive Field with Swisher, 32, who is considering a multiyear contract offer from the Indians. Swisher would immediately fill a hole in right field for Cleveland, which traded Shin-Soo Choo to Cincinnati last week and has been trying to improve a team that collapsed in August and finished 68-94.Swisher - who spent the past four seasons with the New York Yankees - and his wife, actress JoAnna Garcia, who is expecting the couple's first child in May, arrived at Progressive Field at 10:15 a.m. and toured the club's family room. They were shown a suite and the team's clubhouse before the Indians tugged at Swisher's Ohio State connections to convince him Cleveland should be his next baseball home. Swisher played baseball for the Buckeyes.
WVU's Austin selected to All-Futures teamWest Virginia's Tavon Austin has been selected to the first-ever Senior Bowl All-Futures Team as a wide receiver.At this point, however, Austin is not set to play in the Senior Bowl.The All-Futures Team was selected based on college career and NFL future. The offense includes Wisconsin running back Montee Ball, Baylor receiver Terrence Williams and North Carolina State quarterback Mike Glennon among others.The defensive team is highlighted by Notre Dame's Heisman Trophy-finalist linebacker Manti Te'o, Brigham Young defensive end Ziggy Ansah and Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei. San Jose State's Mike McIntyre was named the list's coach of the year.