Traverse City Record-Eagle


July 6, 2014

Sports in Brief: 07/06/2014

BIG RAPIDS — Former Traverse City North Stars goaltender C.J. Motte was one of two Ferris State athletes to receive the Dean Davenport “Bulldog of the Year” Award.

Motte, a junior, joined runner Anna Rudd from the Ferris women’s track and field/cross country team as the honorees.

They were selected in voting conducted by the Bulldog head coaches and selected FSU Athletics Department staff members.

Both individuals were recognized as the school’s top male and female student-athletes, respectively, for their accomplishments this past season. Rudd becomes only the eighth student-athlete in school history to receive the honor multiple times as it was her second consecutive time getting the award.


THUNDER: Mitch McGary has signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

McGary spent two years at Michigan and was Oklahoma City’s top draft pick in last month’s NBA draft, going 21st overall.

The signing was announced Saturday by Thunder general manager Sam Presti. Terms of the deal were not released.

The 6-foot-10, 255-pound McGary averaged 9.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game as a sophomore last season after helping the Wolverines to the NCAA title game as a freshman.


BROWNS: Police say Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after speeding down a street in Raleigh.

Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said Gordon was taken into custody after being pulled over for going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone on U.S. 70 in northwest Raleigh around 3 a.m. Saturday.

Gordon was released on bail. Court records did not list an attorney.

The 23-year-old Pro Bowl wide receiver has been in trouble before off the field. He missed two games last season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy and reportedly failed another drug test during the offseason, which could lead to a season-long ban.

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