Meandering: Links: Marlin Jackson's season ends, Eastern Michigan loses and more
Former Michigan defensive star Marlin Jackson will miss the rest of the season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during practice on Wednesday, the Indianapolis Star reports. Jackson missed a big chunk of the 2008 season when he tore ligaments in his right knee.
While you're feeling grateful for having good knees, here are today's links:
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: The Eastern Michigan football team fell to 0-9 with a Thursday night loss to Northern Illinois. Final score: 50-6, AnnArbor.com reports.
Michigan wide receiver Martavious Odoms will not play Saturday against Purdue, Dave Birkett reports for AnnArbor.com. Odoms sprained his knee two weeks ago and hasn't played since then.
While other college athletic programs struggle with cuts, Michigan and Ohio State are healthy, even thriving, The Detroit News reports.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Junior guard Manny Harris is working on his own while the Michigan basketball team practices. He's protecting his leg after he pulled a hamstring, he tells AnnArbor.com.
HIGH SCHOOLS: The Eastern Washtenaw Multicultural Academy football team finished its first season with a 66-28 victory over the Michigan School for the Deaf on Thursday.
TENNIS: Andre Agassi tells "60 Minutes" that criticism following his admission that he dabbled with crystal meth during his playing days stings. He'd like some compassion, please.
And here is the teaser video from CBS News:
BASEBALL: New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, driving home a few hours after the Yankees wrapped up the World Series title in Game 6, stopped to help a woman involved in a single-car crash, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum, the 2008 Cy Young Award winner, was pulled over for speeding on Oct. 30 and an officer smelled marijuana. Lincecum handed over pot and a pipe and he now faces misdemeanor charges.
COMPETITIVE TRAMPOLINE: Yes, there is such a thing. Here is a look at the sport from The New York Times.