Time changed for
CBC in St. Louis

Because Fox Sports has picked up Saturday’s game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates, the starting time has changed for Central Baptist College’s baseball game aganst the St. Louis Community College Archers at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

The Cardinal game will begin at 12:05 p.m. Saturday instead of the scheduled 3:15 p.m. Therefore, CBC’s game against the Archers will begin about 3:30 p.m. instead of the scheduled 6:45 p.m.

As a result, there will be no “Mustang Meet Up” at the Crowne Plaza on Saturday morning. That event will be blended with Friday night’s Alumni and Friends event at First Baptist Church in Arnold, Mo.

Also, the CBC party will attend the 9:30 a.m. service at First Baptist Church in Arnold, rather than the 11 a.m. service on Sunday.

Current tickets will work for the game, regardless of the time change.

Two from UCA earn Southland honors

The University of Central Arkansas nabbed two of the three Southland Conference Football Player of the Week awards on Monday.

Junior linebacker George Odum was named the Defensive Player of the Week, while junior wide receiver/punt returner Tremon Smith earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors.

Odum, from Millington, Tennessee, did a little bit of everything in UCA’s 28-23 victory over FBS Arkansas State on Saturday. Odum had 11 total tackles, including two sacks, three tackles for loss and forced a pair of fumbles. UCA’s defense held ASU to just 45 rushing yards on 34 attempts and recorded 10 lost-yardage plays.

Smith, from Aniston, Alabama, returned a first-quarter punt 47 yards for a touchdown to give the Bears an early 7-3 lead over the Red Wolves at Centennial Bank Stadium. Smith also had another 30-yard punt return, an interception and broke up ASU’s final pass in the end zone as time expired.

UCA’s Odum earns
national honor

Linebacker George Odum of the University of Central Arkansas has been named the STATS FCS Defensive Player of the Week for his performance Saturday in the 28-23 victory over Arkansas State.

UCA limited Arkansas State to 45 rushing yards on 34 attempts and Odum had 11 total tackles, three for loss which went minus-16 yards, two sacks and two forced fumbles. The second fumble ended the Sun Belt Conference opponent’s next-to-last possession and helped allow UCA to hold on for the win.