12:00 PM: East Carolina University is considering renaming a dorm originally named after Charles B. Aycock, a former North Carolina governor who was against educating African-Americans. In a speech over school funding, Aycock referred to whites as "thoroughbreds" and "negroes" as "commoner stock".
11:45 AM: The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the Padres are acquiring outfielder Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves for four other players.
11:30 AM: Penn State & BYU will face each other in the NCAA women's volleyball national title game on Saturday in Oklahoma City. The Nittany Lions defeated Stanford while the Cougars defeated Texas on Thursday to advance.
11:15 AM: The Montreal Canadiens held a pre-game tribute to former captain Saku Koivu before Thursday night's game against the Anaheim Ducks, who Koivu also played with for five seasons before retiring in September.
11:00 AM: Two days after defeating the Washington Capitals in an NHL-record 20-round shootout, the Florida Panthers needed only six shootout rounds to beat the Philadelphia Flyers Thursday night.
10:15 AM: Former Kansas State & New England Patriots defensive end Steve Clark said he was the victim of racial profiling by stadium police at the Wildcats' November 1 home game against Oklahoma State. Clark was questioned by police about a series of pickpocket robberies at the stadium.
8:30 PM: The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle notes that the Rochester Red Wings were the last American baseball team to play in Cuba before the U.S. embargo began in 1960. The July 25 game against the Havana Sugar Kings ended in a 3-3 tie after fans began firing weapons to celebrate Fidel Castro's revolution.
8:15 PM: A Lee County, Alabama judge on Thursday ordered Toomer's Corner tree poisoner Harvey Updyke to pay Auburn $700 by February 11 or be thrown in jail for contempt of court. Updyke owes Auburn over $800,000 in restitution for the tree poisonings.
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