NFL SCOREBOARD

Dallas 37 NY Giants 18

Week 10 Games

Thursday November 7, 2019

Chargers @ Oakland8:20pm

 

Sunday November 10, 2019

Detroit @ Chicago1:00pm

Buffalo @ Cleveland1:00pm

Atlanta @ New Orleans1:00pm

Kansas City @ Tennessee1:00pm

Arizona @ Tampa Bay1:00pm

Baltimore @ Cincinnati1:00pm

Giants @ Jets1:00pm

Miami @ Indianapolis4:05pm

Carolina @ Green Bay4:25pm

Rams @ Pittsburgh4:25pm

Minnesota @ Dallas8:20pm

 

Monday November 11, 2019

Seattle @ San Francisco8:15pm

All game times Eastern

 

Week 11 Games

Thursday November 14, 2019

Pittsburgh @ Cleveland8:20pm

 

Sunday November 17, 2019

Jets @ Washington1:00pm

Atlanta @ Carolina1:00pm

Jacksonville @ Indianapolis1:00pm

Buffalo @ Miami1:00pm

New Orleans @ Tampa Bay1:00pm

Dallas @ Detroit1:00pm

Denver @ Minnesota1:00pm

Houston @ Baltimore1:00pm

Arizona @ San Francisco4:05pm

New England @ Philadelphia4:25pm

Cincinnati @ Oakland4:25pm

Chicago @ Rams8:20pm

 

Monday November 18, 2019

Kansas City @ Chargers8:15pm

All game times Eastern

 

 

 

NBA SCOREBOARD

Washington 150 Detroit 99

Brooklyn 135 New Orleans 125

Milwaukee 134 Minnesota 106

Houston 107 Memphis 100

Phoenix 114 Philadelphia 109

Golden State 127 Portland 118

 

NBA TV SCHEDULE

Tue Nov 5, 2019

Indiana @ Charlotte                       7:00 pm               FS-IN

Boston @ Cleveland                      7:00 pm               FS-OH

San Antonio @ Atlanta                  7:30 pm               FS-SE

LA Lakers @ Chicago                      8:00 pm               NBA TV

Orlando @ Oklahoma City           8:00 pm               FS-OK

Miami @ Denver                             9:00 pm               ALT2

 

Wed Nov 6, 2019

New York @ Detroit                       7:00 pm               FS-DET

Washington @ Indiana                  7:00 pm               FS-IN

Chicago @ Atlanta                           7:30 pm               NBCS-CHI

Golden State @ Houston             7:30 pm               ESPN

Sacramento @ Toronto                 7:30 pm               NBCS-CA

Minnesota @ Memphis                8:00 pm               FS-N

Orlando @ Dallas                             8:30 pm               FS-FL

Philadelphia @ Utah                      9:00 pm               SportsNet RM

Milwaukee @ LA Clippers            10:00 pm             ESPN

 

Thu Nov 7, 2019

Boston @ Charlotte                        8:00 pm               TNT

Oklahoma City @ San Antonio  8:30 pm               FS-OK

Miami @ Phoenix                           9:00 pm               SUN

Portland @ LA Clippers                 10:30 pm             TNT

 

 

NHL SCOREBOARD

Boston 6 Pittsburgh 4

Ottawa 6 NY Rangers 2

Nashville 6 Detroit 1

Arizona 3 Edmonton 2

 

NHL SCHEDULE

November 5, 2019

Minnesota (38%) @ Anaheim (62%)        10:00PM

Vegas (51%) @ Columbus (49%)                7:00PM

Arizona (51%) @ Calgary (49%)                 9:00PM

Colorado (50%) @ Dallas (50%)                 8:30PM

Boston (50%) @ Montreal (50%)               7:30PM

Ottawa (38%) @ NY Islanders (62%)        7:00PM

Carolina (48%) @ Philadelphia (52%)      7:00PM

Chicago (46%) @ San Jose (54%)               10:30PM

Los Angeles (38%) @ Toronto (62%)        7:30PM

St. Louis (41%) @ Vancouver (59%)         10:00PM

New Jersey (43%) @ Winnipeg (57%)     8:00PM

* Estimated win probability in parentheses.

All game times Eastern

 

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL THIS WEEK

NCC

Tuesday, Nov. 5

New Castle at Richmond, 7:30 pm

Northwestern at Lafayette Jeff, 7:30 pm

Pendleton Heights at Marion, 7:30 pm

Pike at Anderson, 7:30 pm

 

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Tech at Attucks, 6:30 pm

Richmond at Union City, 7:30 pm

 

Thursday, Nov. 7

Central at Delta, 7:30 pm

West Lafayette at Logansport, 7:30 pm

 

Friday, Nov. 8

Lebanon at Kokomo, 7:30 pm

 

Saturday, Nov. 9

Harrison at Marion © , 2:30 pm

Lawrence North at Anderson, 1:30 pm

Perry Meridian vs. Lafayette Jeff, noon, South Dearborn MS

 

TEC

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Richmond at Union City, 7:30 pm

 

Friday, Nov. 8

Milan at Union County, 7:30 pm

Northeastern at Randolph Southern, 7:30 pm

 

Saturday, Nov. 9

Bluffton at Winchester, 7:30 pm

Randolph Southern at Centerville, 7:30 pm

Southern Wells at Union City, 7:30 pm

Tri at Waldron, 7:30 pm

 

MEC

Tuesday, Nov. 5

Eastern Hancock at Wes-Del  , 7:30 pm

 

Thursday, Nov. 7

Cowan at Alexandria, 7:30 pm

Shenandoah at Elwood, 7:30 pm

Wes-Del at Anderson Prep, 7:30 pm

 

Friday, Nov. 8

Blackford at Daleville, 7:30 pm

Burris at Union, 6 pm

Northeastern at Randolph Southern, 7:30 pm

Waldron at Blue River, 7:30 pm

 

Saturday, Nov. 9

Daleville at Anderson Prep, 7:30 pm

Frankton at Monroe Central, 7:30 pm

IMSA at Union, 2 pm

Randolph Southern at Centerville, 7:30 pm

 

EASTERN INDIANA

Wednesday, Nov. 6

South Dearborn at East Central , 7:30 pm

 

Thursday, Nov. 7

Connersville at New Palestine, 7:30 pm

 

Friday, Nov. 8

Batesville at Hauser, 7:30 pm

Greensburg at Jac-Cen-Del, 7:30 pm

New Castle at Rushville, 7:30 pm

Rising Sun at Franklin County, 7:30 pm

 

Saturday, Nov. 9

East Central at Heritage Christian, 2:30 pm

Lawrenceburg at Batesville  , 7:30 pm

New Washington at South Dearborn, noon, South Dearborn

Decatur Central vs. Connersville, 11:30 am, Southport

Ritter vs. Connersville, 4:30 pm, Southport

 

 

INDIANA GIRLS BASKETBALL POLLS

4A

1 Hamilton Southeastern 80

2 Homestead 78

3 North Central 73

4 Lawrence North 70

5 Crown Point 69

6 Northwestern 65

7 Penn 56

8 Brownsburg 47

9 Ben Davis 25

10 Bedford North Lawrence 15

 

3A

1 Benton Central 78

2 Gibson Southern 56

 3 Heritage Christian 52

Tie – 4 Salem 51

Tie – 4 Mishawaka 51

Tie – 4 Norwell 51

7 Bellmont 43

8 South Bend St. Joseph 28

9 Greensburg 27

10 Vincennes Lincoln 24

 

2A

1 Triton-Central 124

Tie – 2 North Judson 95

Tie – 2 Linton Stockton 95

4 Eastern Pekin 60

5 Cloverdale 43

6 Shenandoah 31

7 Monroe Central 29

8 Tipton 28

9 Vincennes Rivet 25

Tie – 10

Covenant Christian 23

Crawford County 23

 

1A

1 Jac-Cen-Del 107

2 Tecumseh 86

Tie – 3 Loogootee 80

Tie – 3 Trinity Lutheran 80

Tie – 5 Oregon-Davis 52

Tie – 5 Morgan Township 52

7 Greenwood Christian Academy 49

8 Northfield 40

9 Lanesville 37

10 North Miami 35

 

IBCA GIRLS BASKETBALL POLL

1 Hamilton Southeastern            

2 Northwestern                

3 Crown Point                                   

4 Penn

5 Homestead

6 Lawrence North           

7 North Central (Indianapolis)

8 Brownsburg

9 Ben Davis

10 Warren Central

11 Jeffersonville

12 Center Grove

13 Bedford North Lawrence

14 Carmel

15 Triton Central

T16 Heritage Christian

T16 Castle

18 Bloomington South

19 Central Noble

20 Roncalli

Other Schools Receiving Votes

Angola, Avon, Bellmont, Benton Central, Carroll (Fort Wayne), Columbus North, Danville, East Central, Elkhart Central, Fishers, Fort Wayne South Side, Franklin Community, Gibson Southern, Greensburg, Greenwood Christian, Hammond Bishop Noll, Harrison (W Lafayette), Indianapolis Chatard, Jac-Cen-Del, Lake Station Edison, Lawrenceburg, Linton-Stockton, Loogootee, Marion, Martinsville, Michigan City Marquette, Mishawaka Marian, Mt. Vernon (Fortville), Mt. Vernon (Posey), Munster, New Albany, New Palestine, Noblesville, Northeastern, Northfield, Northridge, NorthWood, Norwell, Oak Hill, Oregon-Davis, Pike, Portage, Salem, Silver Creek, South Bend St. Joseph, South Bend Washington, Tri-Central, University, Vincennes Rivet, Waldron, West Lafayette, Westfield, Winchester Community, Zionsville.

 

 

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL TV SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Tuesday, Nov. 5

Central Arkansas at No. 16 Baylor | 12 p.m. | ESPN+

Champions Christian College at Lamar | 12 p.m. | ESPN3

Princeton at Duquesne | 6 p.m. | ESPN+

No. 5 Louisville at Miami | 6:30 p.m. | ACC Network

Wagner at No. 12 Seton Hall | 6:30 p.m.

No. 3 Kansas vs. No. 4 Duke (New York City) | 7 p.m. | ESPN

North Florida at No. 6 Florida | 7 p.m. | SEC Network

Jacksonville at No. 19 Xavier | 7 p.m.

Western Carolina at Georgia | 7 p.m. | SEC Network+

St. Francis (PA) at No. 25 VCU | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Yale at Stony Brook | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Long Island at Rhode Island | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

William & Mary at High Point | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Marymount (VA) at Longwood | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Bucknell at Fairfield | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Binghamton at Cornell | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Campbell at Coastal Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Furman at Gardner-Webb | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Defiance at Ball State | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Samford at Morehead State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Central State (Ohio) at Wright State | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Cincinnati Clermont at Northern Kentucky | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Goshen College at Oakland | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Appalachian State at Michigan | 7 p.m. | Big Ten Network

UNC Asheville at Tennessee | 7 p.m. | SEC Network+

Virginia Tech at Clemson | 7 p.m. | ESPNU

MIT at Harvard | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

North Carolina A&T at UNC Greensboro | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Bradley at Saint Joseph’s | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Navy at George Mason | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

UMass Lowell at UMass | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Erskine at Wofford | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Valley Forge at UMBC | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Chattanooga at Eastern Kentucky | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Holy Cross at No. 7 Maryland | 7:30 p.m.

Ohio at St. Bonaventure | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Columbia International at Charleston Southern | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+

American at Siena | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Paul Quinn at Sam Houston State | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3

Rhodes College at Lipscomb | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Thiel College at Youngstown State | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3

Alabama State at No. 8 Gonzaga | 8 p.m.

South Carolina State at No. 14 Memphis | 8 p.m.

Northern Colorado at Texas | 8 p.m. | Longhorn Network

North Dakota State at Kansas State | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Rice at Arkansas | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+

Eastern Illinois at No. 13 Texas Tech | 8 p.m.

Penn at Alabama | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+

Florida International at Mississippi State | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+

St. Louis College of Pharmacy at UT Martin | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Tennessee Tech at Western Kentucky | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Concordia University (WI) at Milwaukee | 8 p.m. | ESPN3

Louisiana College at UL Monroe | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

UT Rio Grande Valley at South Dakota State | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Toledo at Valparaiso | 8 p.m. | ESPN3

Little Rock at Missouri State | 8 p.m. | ESPN3

Illinois Wesleyan at Southern Illinois | 8 p.m. | ESPN3

Loyola New Orleans at Louisiana | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Texas Dallas at UT Arlington | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Alabama A&M at Tennessee State | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

UC Davis at Loyola Chicago | 8 p.m. | ESPN3

Olivet Nazarene at UIC | 8 p.m. | ESPN3

Florida Gulf Coast Saint Louis | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Trinity Baptist at Stetson | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Old Dominion at Northern Iowa | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Army at No. 10 Villanova | 8:30 p.m. | FS1

Georgia Tech at N.C. State | 8:30 p.m. | ACC Network

Arlington Baptist at Abilene Christian | 8:30 p.m. | ESPN3

Oakland City at Austin Peay | 8:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Texas Lutheran at Texas State | 8:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Quincy at SIU-Edwardsville | 8:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Fresno State at No. 15 Oregon | 9 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

No. 20 Saint Mary’s vs. Wisconsin (Sioux Falls, SD) | 9 p.m. | ESPNU

Georgia Southern at No. 24 Auburn | 9 p.m. | SEC Network

UC Riverside at Nebraska | 9 p.m. | Big Ten Network

Davenport University at Grand Canyon | 9 p.m. | ESPN3

No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 2 Kentucky (New York City) | 9:30 p.m. | ESPN

St. Francis (NY) at Fordham | 9:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Montana State at No. 17 Utah State | 10 p.m.

Utah at Nevada | 10:30 p.m. | CBSSN

Notre Dame de Namur at CSU Bakersfield | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Florida A&M at Southern California | 11 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

 

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Wake Forest at Boston College | 6 p.m. | ESPNU

Notre Dame at No. 9 North Carolina | 7 p.m. | ACC Network

Green Bay at No. 23 Purdue | 7 p.m. | Big Ten Network

North Alabama at South Carolina | 7 p.m. | SEC Network+

Incarnate Word at Missouri | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+

Northwestern State at Texas A&M | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+

SE Missouri State at Vanderbilt | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+

Florida State at Pitt | 8 p.m. | ESPNU

Oral Roberts at Oklahoma State | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Cincinnati at No. 18 Ohio State | 8:30 p.m. | FS1

No. 11 Virginia at Syracuse | 9 p.m. | ACC Network

Northern Arizona at No. 21 Arizona | 9 p.m.

 

Thursday, Nov. 7

Bryant at Rutgers | 7 p.m. | Big Ten Network

Presbyterian at Clemson | 7 p.m. | ACC Network

 

Friday, Nov. 8

No. 24 Auburn vs. Davidson (Annapolis, MD) | 6 p.m. | CBSSN

Eastern Kentucky at No. 2 Kentucky | 7 p.m. | SEC Network

Colorado State at No. 4 Duke | 7 p.m. | ACC Network

No. 9 North Carolina at UNC Wilmington | 7 p.m.

UIC at No. 14 Memphis | 7 p.m. | ESPNU

Siena at No. 19 Xavier | 7 p.m.

North Texas at No. 25 VCU | 7 p.m.

Florida Atlantic at Miami | 7 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

Arkansas State at Ole Miss | 7 p.m. | SEC Network+

Coppin State at Virginia Tech | 7 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

Bowling Green at No. 22 LSU | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+

Sam Houston State at Mississippi State | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+

Northern Kentucky at Missouri | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+

East Carolina at Navy | 8:30 p.m. | CBSSN

UNC Greensboro at No. 3 Kansas | 9 p.m. | ESPNU

Weber State at No. 17 Utah State | 9 p.m.

SIU-Edwardsville at Iowa | 9 p.m. | Big Ten Network

No. 16 Baylor vs. Washington (Anchorage, AK) | 9:30 p.m. | ESPN

Arizona State vs. Colorado (Shanghai, China) | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN2

 

Saturday, Nov. 9

Robert Morris at Notre Dame | 12 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

Nicholls at Pitt | 12 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

Stony Brook at No. 12 Seton Hall | 2:30 p.m.

Kansas City at Oklahoma State | 3 p.m. | ESPN+

Texas at No. 23 Purdue | 7 p.m. | FS1

Bethune-Cookman at No. 13 Texas Tech | 8 p.m.

Oklahoma vs. Minnesota (Sioux Falls, SD) | 8 p.m. | Big Ten Network

Rhode Island at No. 7 Maryland | 9 p.m. | FS1

Boise State at No. 15 Oregon | 11 p.m.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff at No. 8 Gonzaga

 

Sunday, Nov. 10

Boston College at South Florida | 12 p.m. | CBSSN

Wyoming at South Carolina | 12 p.m. | SEC Network

Florida State at No. 6 Florida | 1 p.m. | ESPN

Youngstown State at No. 5 Louisville | 2 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

Columbia at Wake Forest | 2 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

Colgate at Clemson | 3 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

UMass Lowell at No. 18 Ohio State | 4 p.m. | ESPNU

Detroit Mercy at N.C. State | 4 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

James Madison at No. 11 Virginia | 6 p.m. | ESPNU

Binghamton at No. 1 Michigan State | 7 p.m. | Big Ten Network

Illinois at No. 21 Arizona | 9 p.m.

 

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL TV SCHEDULE: WEEK 11

Tuesday, Nov. 5

Kent State at Toledo | 7 p.m. | CBSSN

Ball State at Western Michigan | 8 p.m. | ESPN2

 

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Miami (OH) at Ohio | 8 p.m. | ESPN2

 

Thursday, Nov. 7

Louisiana at Coastal Carolina | 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU

Temple at South Florida | 8 p.m. | ESPN

 

Friday, Nov. 8

UCF at Tulsa | 7 p.m. | ESPN2

Washington at Oregon State | 10:30 p.m. | FS1

 

Saturday, Nov. 9

Penn State at Minnesota | 12 p.m. | ABC

Vanderbilt at Florida | 12 p.m. | ESPN

Florida State at Boston College | 12 p.m. | ACC Network

Maryland at Ohio State | 12 p.m. | FOX

Texas Tech at West Virginia | 12 p.m. | ESPN2

Purdue at Northwestern | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network

UMass at Army | 12 p.m. | CBSSN

East Carolina at SMU | 12 p.m. | ESPNU

Western Kentucky at Arkansas | 12 p.m. | SEC Network

Baylor at TCU | 12 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. | FS1

Kansas State at Texas | 12 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. | ESPN

Georgia Tech at Virginia | 12:30 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

Air Force at New Mexico | 2 p.m. | AT&T Sportsnet

UTSA at Old Dominion | 2 p.m. | ESPN3

Stanford at Colorado | 3 p.m. | Pac-12 Networks

Charlotte at UTEP | 3 p.m. | ESPN+

South Alabama at Texas State | 3 p.m. | ESPN3

LSU at Alabama | 3:30 p.m. | CBS

Illinois at Michigan State | 3:30 p.m. | FS1

Southern California at Arizona State | 3:30 p.m. | ABC

UAB at Southern Miss | 3:30 p.m. | NFL Network

Louisville at Miami | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN2

Wake Forest at Virginia Tech | 3:30 p.m. | ACC Network

Georgia Southern at Troy | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+

UConn at Cincinnati | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN

New Mexico State at Ole Miss | 4 p.m. | SEC Network

Iowa at Wisconsin | 4 p.m. | FOX

North Texas at Louisiana Tech | 4 p.m. | Stadium on Facebook

Georgia State at UL Monroe | 5 p.m. | ESPN+

Florida International at Florida Atlantic | 6 p.m. | Stadium

Missouri at Georgia | 7 p.m. | ESPN

Washington State at California | 7 p.m. | Pac-12 Networks

Appalachian State at South Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN2

Utah State at Fresno State | 7 p.m. | CBSSN

Clemson at N.C. State | 7:30 p.m. | ABC

Notre Dame at Duke | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network

Liberty at BYU | 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU

Tennessee at Kentucky | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network

Iowa State at Oklahoma | 8 p.m. | FOX

Wyoming at Boise State | 10:15 p.m. | ESPN

Nevada at San Diego State | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN+

San Jose State at Hawai’i | 11 p.m. | Spectrum Sports

 

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL TV SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Tuesday, Nov. 5

Central Arkansas at No. 16 Baylor | 12 p.m. | ESPN+

Champions Christian College at Lamar | 12 p.m. | ESPN3

Princeton at Duquesne | 6 p.m. | ESPN+

No. 5 Louisville at Miami | 6:30 p.m. | ACC Network

Wagner at No. 12 Seton Hall | 6:30 p.m.

No. 3 Kansas vs. No. 4 Duke (New York City) | 7 p.m. | ESPN

North Florida at No. 6 Florida | 7 p.m. | SEC Network

Jacksonville at No. 19 Xavier | 7 p.m.

Western Carolina at Georgia | 7 p.m. | SEC Network+

St. Francis (PA) at No. 25 VCU | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Yale at Stony Brook | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Long Island at Rhode Island | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

William & Mary at High Point | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Marymount (VA) at Longwood | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Bucknell at Fairfield | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Binghamton at Cornell | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Campbell at Coastal Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Furman at Gardner-Webb | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Defiance at Ball State | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Samford at Morehead State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Central State (Ohio) at Wright State | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Cincinnati Clermont at Northern Kentucky | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Goshen College at Oakland | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Appalachian State at Michigan | 7 p.m. | Big Ten Network

UNC Asheville at Tennessee | 7 p.m. | SEC Network+

Virginia Tech at Clemson | 7 p.m. | ESPNU

MIT at Harvard | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

North Carolina A&T at UNC Greensboro | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Bradley at Saint Joseph’s | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Navy at George Mason | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

UMass Lowell at UMass | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Erskine at Wofford | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Valley Forge at UMBC | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Chattanooga at Eastern Kentucky | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Holy Cross at No. 7 Maryland | 7:30 p.m.

Ohio at St. Bonaventure | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Columbia International at Charleston Southern | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+

American at Siena | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Paul Quinn at Sam Houston State | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3

Rhodes College at Lipscomb | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Thiel College at Youngstown State | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3

Alabama State at No. 8 Gonzaga | 8 p.m.

South Carolina State at No. 14 Memphis | 8 p.m.

Northern Colorado at Texas | 8 p.m. | Longhorn Network

North Dakota State at Kansas State | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Rice at Arkansas | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+

Eastern Illinois at No. 13 Texas Tech | 8 p.m.

Penn at Alabama | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+

Florida International at Mississippi State | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+

St. Louis College of Pharmacy at UT Martin | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Tennessee Tech at Western Kentucky | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Concordia University (WI) at Milwaukee | 8 p.m. | ESPN3

Louisiana College at UL Monroe | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

UT Rio Grande Valley at South Dakota State | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Toledo at Valparaiso | 8 p.m. | ESPN3

Little Rock at Missouri State | 8 p.m. | ESPN3

Illinois Wesleyan at Southern Illinois | 8 p.m. | ESPN3

Loyola New Orleans at Louisiana | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Texas Dallas at UT Arlington | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Alabama A&M at Tennessee State | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

UC Davis at Loyola Chicago | 8 p.m. | ESPN3

Olivet Nazarene at UIC | 8 p.m. | ESPN3

Florida Gulf Coast Saint Louis | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Trinity Baptist at Stetson | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Old Dominion at Northern Iowa | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Army at No. 10 Villanova | 8:30 p.m. | FS1

Georgia Tech at N.C. State | 8:30 p.m. | ACC Network

Arlington Baptist at Abilene Christian | 8:30 p.m. | ESPN3

Oakland City at Austin Peay | 8:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Texas Lutheran at Texas State | 8:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Quincy at SIU-Edwardsville | 8:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Fresno State at No. 15 Oregon | 9 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

No. 20 Saint Mary’s vs. Wisconsin (Sioux Falls, SD) | 9 p.m. | ESPNU

Georgia Southern at No. 24 Auburn | 9 p.m. | SEC Network

UC Riverside at Nebraska | 9 p.m. | Big Ten Network

Davenport University at Grand Canyon | 9 p.m. | ESPN3

No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 2 Kentucky (New York City) | 9:30 p.m. | ESPN

St. Francis (NY) at Fordham | 9:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Montana State at No. 17 Utah State | 10 p.m.

Utah at Nevada | 10:30 p.m. | CBSSN

Notre Dame de Namur at CSU Bakersfield | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Florida A&M at Southern California | 11 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

 

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Wake Forest at Boston College | 6 p.m. | ESPNU

Notre Dame at No. 9 North Carolina | 7 p.m. | ACC Network

Green Bay at No. 23 Purdue | 7 p.m. | Big Ten Network

North Alabama at South Carolina | 7 p.m. | SEC Network+

Incarnate Word at Missouri | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+

Northwestern State at Texas A&M | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+

SE Missouri State at Vanderbilt | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+

Florida State at Pitt | 8 p.m. | ESPNU

Oral Roberts at Oklahoma State | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Cincinnati at No. 18 Ohio State | 8:30 p.m. | FS1

No. 11 Virginia at Syracuse | 9 p.m. | ACC Network

Northern Arizona at No. 21 Arizona | 9 p.m.

 

Thursday, Nov. 7

Bryant at Rutgers | 7 p.m. | Big Ten Network

Presbyterian at Clemson | 7 p.m. | ACC Network

 

Friday, Nov. 8

No. 24 Auburn vs. Davidson (Annapolis, MD) | 6 p.m. | CBSSN

Eastern Kentucky at No. 2 Kentucky | 7 p.m. | SEC Network

Colorado State at No. 4 Duke | 7 p.m. | ACC Network

No. 9 North Carolina at UNC Wilmington | 7 p.m.

UIC at No. 14 Memphis | 7 p.m. | ESPNU

Siena at No. 19 Xavier | 7 p.m.

North Texas at No. 25 VCU | 7 p.m.

Florida Atlantic at Miami | 7 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

Arkansas State at Ole Miss | 7 p.m. | SEC Network+

Coppin State at Virginia Tech | 7 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

Bowling Green at No. 22 LSU | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+

Sam Houston State at Mississippi State | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+

Northern Kentucky at Missouri | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+

East Carolina at Navy | 8:30 p.m. | CBSSN

UNC Greensboro at No. 3 Kansas | 9 p.m. | ESPNU

Weber State at No. 17 Utah State | 9 p.m.

SIU-Edwardsville at Iowa | 9 p.m. | Big Ten Network

No. 16 Baylor vs. Washington (Anchorage, AK) | 9:30 p.m. | ESPN

Arizona State vs. Colorado (Shanghai, China) | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN2

 

Saturday, Nov. 9

Robert Morris at Notre Dame | 12 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

Nicholls at Pitt | 12 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

Stony Brook at No. 12 Seton Hall | 2:30 p.m.

Kansas City at Oklahoma State | 3 p.m. | ESPN+

Texas at No. 23 Purdue | 7 p.m. | FS1

Bethune-Cookman at No. 13 Texas Tech | 8 p.m.

Oklahoma vs. Minnesota (Sioux Falls, SD) | 8 p.m. | Big Ten Network

Rhode Island at No. 7 Maryland | 9 p.m. | FS1

Boise State at No. 15 Oregon | 11 p.m.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff at No. 8 Gonzaga

 

Sunday, Nov. 10

Boston College at South Florida | 12 p.m. | CBSSN

Wyoming at South Carolina | 12 p.m. | SEC Network

Florida State at No. 6 Florida | 1 p.m. | ESPN

Youngstown State at No. 5 Louisville | 2 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

Columbia at Wake Forest | 2 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

Colgate at Clemson | 3 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

UMass Lowell at No. 18 Ohio State | 4 p.m. | ESPNU

Detroit Mercy at N.C. State | 4 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

James Madison at No. 11 Virginia | 6 p.m. | ESPNU

Binghamton at No. 1 Michigan State | 7 p.m. | Big Ten Network

Illinois at No. 21 Arizona | 9 p.m.

 

 

INDIANA MEN’S BASKETBALL NOTES: Indiana Opens the 2019-20 Season Tuesday Against Western Illinois

(INDIANA RELEASE)

OPENING TIP

Indiana University begins its 120th  season of competition in men’s basketball on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. IU and Western Illinois will meet for the fourth time ever and first time since 2006.   The game is being streamed live on BTN Plus.  The game is scheduled to re-air at 9 a.m., November 7 on BTN.  IU is coming off an 84-54 win in an exhibition game against Gannon on October 29.

GAME INFORMATION

Tuesday, Nov. 5 • 7:00 p.m.

Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall (17,222)

TV: BTN Plus

(Jacob Vinson, Jordan Gould,

Mary Kate Hamilton)

Radio: IU Radio Network

(Don Fischer, Errek Suhr, Joe Smith

Last Meeting: IU 92, WIU 40 – 12/6/06

Series History: Indiana leads, 3-0

THE COACHES

Indiana Coach Archie Miller begins his third season of guiding the Cream and Crimson.  Last year, the Hoosiers finished 19-16 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT. He is 174-94 in eight years as a head coach, which includes six years at the University of Dayton.  His Flyer teams made NCAA Tournament appearances in each of his last four seasons, including a trip to the Elite Eight in 2014.   He is 35-31 at IU.   Richmond, Ind. native Billy Wright is in his sixth year of leading the Leathernecks.  He was an assistant coach at Ben Davis and an assistant and head coach at Pike High School in Indianapolis before becoming an assistant at WIU and Ball State later in his career.

AGAINST WESTERN ILLINOIS

at Indiana 64, WIU 60 November 27, 2004

Indiana 102, at WIU 79 November 26, 2005

at Indiana 92, WIU 40 December 6, 2006

NEWS & NOTES

Indiana is 98-21 all-time in season openers and has won 20 of its last 21 opening night games.  Indianapolis natives Kobe Webster (Park Tudor) and Anthony Jones (Speedway) are members of the Western Illinois squad.

PRESEASON LOOK BACK

In the second half of two exhibition games, IU’s defense held Marquette and Gannon to 37.5% shooting from the floor (18/48) and 24.1% (7/29) from long distance.  Junior Justin Smith led the Hoosiers in scoring during the preseason, averaging 13.5 points, including 18 against Gannon.  Freshman Armaan Franklin averaged 13 points, including a team-best 14 against Marquette.  He also averaged 5.0 boards and led the team with 7 assists and 4 steals.  Freshman Trayce Jackson-Davis averaged 11.5 points and 5.0 boards and led the team with 4 blocked shots.  Junior Al Durham had 11 points against Marquette and Redshirt junior Joey Brunk averaged 8.5 points and a team-best 6.0 rebounds in the preseason.

Indiana beat Gannon in their first ever meeting 84- 54. The Hoosiers are now 27-0 in exhibition games versus non-Division I opponents since 2004-05. • As a team, IU shot 53.7 percent from the floor. • In the final 2:32 of the first half, the Hoosiers went on a 9-0 run to take an eight point halftime lead. Indiana extended their 9-0 run scoring the first six points of the second half. • Indiana’s largest lead of the game was 30 at both the 2:15 and :43 marks. • Nine Hoosiers played at least 13 minutes in the contest. • The Hoosiers held Gannon to 30.4 percent shooting in the second half and 21.1 percent from behind the 3-point line during the game. • Indiana took 24 free throws in the second half compared to the 12 taken by Gannon. • Five Hoosiers scored in double figures, Justin Smith (18), Armaan Franklin (12), Trayce JacksonDavis (12), Damezi Anderson (10) and Race Thompson (10). • Junior forward Justin Smith led the Hoosiers with 18 points and added two rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block. • Sophomore guard Rob Phinisee tallied five points, one rebound, one steal and a block in 14 minutes. • Sophomore forward Damezi Anderson scored 10 points and added three rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 31 minutes. • Junior guard Cooper Bybee recorded four minutes of playing time in the game. • Freshman guard Armaan Franklin scored 12 points and had eight rebounds, four assists and three steals in 34 minutes. • Freshman forward Trayce Jackson-Davis had 12 points and led the team with nine rebounds and three blocks in 23 minutes of action. • Freshman forward Nathan Childress played three minutes for the Hoosiers. Senior forward De’Ron Davis scored six points and added two rebounds and a block. • Redshirt freshman Jerome Hunter scored two points and had a rebound and a steal for the Hoosiers. • Redshirt sophomore Race Thompson reached double figures with 10 points and added three steals and two blocks. • Redshirt junior Joey Brunk tallied six points and five rebounds in 21 minutes of action. • Junior Jacquez Henderson and freshman Michael Shipp both checked in during the final seconds of the contest.

 

 

THIS WEEK IN MEN’S BIG 10 BASKETBALL

The Big Ten is set to tip off its 115th season of competition when all 14 teams begin play Nov. 5 through Nov. 8. • The Big Ten welcomes back 17 students that earned All-Big Ten distinction in 2018-19, including Big Ten Player of the Year Cassius Winston of Michigan State. Along with Winston, Penn State’s Lamar Stevens (first team), Maryland’s Anthony Cowan Jr. (second team) and Michigan’s Zavier Simpson (second team) all return joined by three members of the All-Freshman Team: Illinois’ Ayo Dosunmu, Iowa’s Joe Wieskamp and Maryland’s Jalen Smith. • Big Ten teams will compete in a 20-game conference schedule for the second time, playing seven teams both home and away and six teams once (three home and three away). All 14 Big Ten teams will play one conference home game and one road contest between Dec. 6 and Dec. 18. • Michigan State senior guard Cassius Winston has been unanimously chosen as the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year heading into the 2019-20 basketball season, as voted on by a panel of conference media members. The media also selected a 10-member Preseason All-Big Ten team with eight conference programs represented. 2019-20 PRESEASON ALL-BIG TEN TEAM Ayo Dosunmu, So., G, Illinois Joe Wieskamp, So., G, Iowa ANTHONY COWAN JR., SR., G, MARYLAND Jalen Smith, So., F, Maryland Zavier Simpson, Sr., G, Michigan Xavier Tillman, Jr., F, Michigan State CASSIUS WINSTON, SR., G, MICHIGAN STATE KALEB WESSON, JR., F, OHIO STATE Lamar Stevens, Sr., F, Penn State Nojel Eastern, Jr., G, Purdue Unanimous selections in ALL CAPS • The Big Ten saw a record 10 teams qualify for postseason play in 2018-19. A record eight teams were selected for the NCAA Tournament and two in the NIT. • Seven teams advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with Michigan State advancing to the NCAA national semifinals for the 10th time in school history. • The 2018-19 season saw eight teams record 20 or more wins, marking the 13th consecutive year that at least six Big Ten squads surpassed the 20-wins milestone. • In the fnal 2018-19 NET Ratings, 13 of 14 Big Ten programs were ranked inside the Top 100 of the NET Rankings, the most teams in the Top 100 of any conference. • The 2020 Big Ten Tournament will be held from March 11-15, and will be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis for a record 11th time since its inception in 1998. The Big Ten Tournament remains in the Midwest for a four-year span as it was played at the United Center in Chicago in 2019 and will be played Indianapolis in 2020 and 2022 and in Chicago in 2021. • Michigan State’s Tom Izzo has 606 career wins, all with the Spartans, which ranks 15th in all-time career coaching victories

This week

Tue., Nov. 5

Appalachian State at Michigan……………..7 p.m. BTN

Western Illinois at Indiana ……………………7 p.m. BTN+

Maryland-Eastern Shore at Penn State….7 p.m. BTN+

Holy Cross at Maryland …………………..7:30 p.m. BTN+

Nicholls State at Illinois………………………..8 p.m. BTN+

Cleveland State at Minnesota……………….8 p.m. BTN+

UC Riverside at Nebraska……………………9 p.m. BTN

St. Mary’s (Calif.) vs. Wisconsin ……………9 p.m. ESPNU

(at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, S.D.)

Kentucky vs. Michigan State ……………9:30 p.m. ESPN

(Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden, New

York, N.Y.)

Wed., Nov. 6

Green Bay at Purdue…………………………..7 p.m. BTN

Cincinnati at Ohio State…………………..8:30 p.m. FS1

Thu., Nov. 7

Bryant at Rutgers………………………………..7 p.m. BTN

(Garden State Showcase)

Fri., Nov. 8

Eastern Illinois at Wisconsin…………………8 p.m. BTN+

Merrimack at Northwestern ………………….8 p.m. BTN+

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at Iowa……9 p.m. BTN

Illinois at Grand Canyon ………………………9 p.m. FOX 10 Xtra

Sat., Nov. 9

Southern Utah at Nebraska………………….2 p.m. BTN+

Portland State at Indiana……………………..2 p.m. BTN+

Oklahoma vs. Minnesota……………………..8 p.m. BTN

(at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, S.D.)

Texas at Purdue………………………………….7 p.m. FS1

Rhode Island at Maryland…………………….9 p.m. FS1

Wagner at Penn State …………………………4 p.m. BTN+

Sun., Nov. 10

Niagara at Rutgers ……………………………..1 p.m. BTN+

UMass-Lowell at Ohio State…………………4 p.m. ESPNU

Binghamton at Michigan State………………7 p.m. BTN

Illinois at Arizona…………………………………9 p.m. Pac-12 Net

Mon., Nov. 11

DePaul at Iowa (Gavitt Games)…………….8 p.m. FS1

Tue., Nov. 12

Creighton at Michigan (Gavitt Games) 6:30 p.m. FS1

North Alabama at Indiana…………………….7 p.m. BTN

Minnesota at Butler (Gavitt Games) ….8:30 p.m. FS1

Wed., Nov. 13

Villanova at Ohio State (Gavitt Games)….7 p.m. FS1

McNeese State at Wisconsin………………..7 p.m. BTN

(Legends Classic)

Drexel at Rutgers………………………………..8 p.m. BTN+

(Garden State Showcase)

Purdue at Marquette (Gavitt Games) …….9 p.m. FS1

Providence at Northwestern (Gavitt Games)9 p.m. BTN

All times ET

 

THIS WEEK IN BIG 10 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

The 39th season of Big Ten Conference women’s basketball tips off Tuesday with seven non-conference games starting the season. All 14 Big Ten schools will begin their seasons by Sunday, with the first week of the season highlighted by a nationally-televised top-10 matchup as No. 4/5 Maryland plays host to No. 8/10 South Carolina Sunday afternoon on ESPN. • Seven Big Ten teams were ranked or received votes, according to the Associated Press and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA)/USA Today preseason polls. In the AP balloting, Maryland leads the Big Ten pack, coming in at No. 4, followed by No. 17 Michigan State, No. 23 Minnesota, No. 24 Indiana and No. 25 Michigan, with Iowa and Rutgers also receiving votes. In the WBCA/USA Today poll, Maryland was ranked fifth, Michigan State was 21st and Michigan tied for 24th. In addition, Iowa, Minnesota and Rutgers all received votes. • The 2019-20 Big Ten season is expected to feature 21 first-, second-team and honorable mention allconference honorees returning, including nine first-team selections, led by 2018-19 All-Americans Kaila Charles of Maryland and Ae’Rianna Harris of Purdue, last year’s Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year, Naz Hillmon of Michigan, and the Big Ten Co-Freshmen of the Year in Hillmon (media) and Taylor Mikesell of Maryland (coaches). • Maryland’s Kaila Charles was named to the AP Preseason All-America Team after earning AP honorable mention All-America accolades last season. Charles is the first Terrapin named an AP Preseason AllAmerican since Alyssa Thomas in 2013. • The WBCA and the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame recently announced the preseason watch lists for its national player of the year awards at the five traditional court positions. Twelve students representing eight Big Ten schools were named to the preseason season watch lists, which can be found on page 2 of this release. • Penn State transitions to new head coach Carolyn Kieger for the 2019-20 season. Kieger comes from Marquette, her alma mater, where she led the Golden Eagles to two BIG EAST championships and a BIG EAST Tournament title. Under her reign, Marquette advanced to the NCAA Tournament three consecutive years for the first time in 20 years. • Rutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer returns to the sidelines Tuesday night after missing the final month of last season due to illness. Stringer begins her 49th season and 25th at Rutgers, needing just one victory to reach the 500-win milestone during her tenure with the Scarlet Knights — she has a 1,019-412 (.712) overall record and 499-277 (.643) record at RU. • For the 12th consecutive season, Big Ten women’s basketball honored more than 45 Academic All-Big Ten standouts as 68 women’s basketball students, representing all 14 conference schools, were recognized in 2018-19. • In 2018-19, Big Ten schools drew a conference-record 957,325 fans to their women’s basketball games (regular season and Big Ten Tournament), averaging 4,091 fans per game (second among all NCAA Division I conferences), and the conference’s highest average attendance since 2014-15 (4,108).

Tuesday, Nov. 5

Wagner at #4/5 Maryland (BTN+) ……………..11 a.m.

Chicago State at Illinois (BTN+)……………………. Noon

#NR/RV Missouri State at #23/RV Minnesota (BTN+).. 4 p.m.

Penn State at Towson ………………………………..4 p.m.

Eastern Michigan at #17/21 Michigan State (BTN+)… 7 p.m.

#RV/RV Rutgers at South Alabama (ESPN+) ….8 p.m.

North Florida at Wisconsin (BTN+)………………8 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Alabama A&M at Nebraska (BTN+) ……………. 1 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 7

Mount St. Mary’s at #24/RV Indiana (BTN+)….7 p.m.

Florida Atlantic at #RV/RV Iowa (BTN+)……7:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 8

Western Michigan at #25/24 Michigan (BTN+)….7 p.m.

Detroit Mercy at #17/21 Michigan State (BTN+) ..7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 9

Coppin State at #RV/RV Rutgers (BTN+) ……….2 p.m.

Holy Cross at Illinois (BTN+)………………………..3 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 10

Nicholls State at #24/RV Indiana (BTN+) ……….Noon

Bradley at #25/24 Michigan (BTN+)……………..2 p.m.

(1) Ohio State vs. Valparaiso……………………….2 p.m.

Rider at Penn State (BTN+)…………………………2 p.m.

Milwaukee at Purdue (BTN+)………………………2 p.m.

#8/10 South Carolina at #4/5 Maryland (ESPN)…3 p.m.

Vermont at #23/RV Minnesota (BTN+)…………3 p.m.

Nebraska at #NR/RV Missouri (SECN+)…………3 p.m.

Wofford at Wisconsin (BTN+) ……………………..3 p.m.

Loyola (Md.) at Northwestern (BTN+) ……..4:30 p.m.

All times Eastern (dates, times and TV subject to change)

(1) – Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame Classic (Springfield, Ohio)

NOTES: BTN games also on the FOX Sports app, with BTN+ games

at btnplus.com … Games on ESPN networks also on the ESPN app.

Rankings from Associated Press/USA Today polls at tipoff (RV –

receiving votes/NR – not ranked; if only one rank is listed, it’s from

the AP poll)

 

THIS WEEK IN BIG 10 FOOTBALL

With just four weekends remaining in the regular season, 10 Big Ten teams will take the field this week. The action opens on Saturday at noon ET and features five conference games and a trio of divisional matchups. • Ohio State and Penn State sit atop the East Division standings with matching 5-0 Big Ten records, while Indiana and Michigan are tied for third at 4-2 in conference play. Minnesota leads the West Division with a 5-0 Big Ten record, followed by Iowa and Wisconsin in second at 3-2. • Three of the nation’s seven remaining undefeated FBS teams call the Big Ten home, as Minnesota, Ohio State and Penn State are all 8-0. The Buckeyes have won 14 straight games dating back to last season, the second-longest streak among FBS teams, while the Nittany Lions are 8-0 for the first time since 2008. The Gophers are 8-0 for the first time since 1941 and 5-0 in Big Ten play for the first time since 1961. • Minnesota has won 11 of its last 12 games, including 10 in a row, the school’s longest winning streak since an 18-game run from 1939-42. It is also tied for the third-longest active win streak among FBS programs, trailing only Clemson and Ohio State. The Gophers have outscored their last four opponents 168-41, marking the first time they have won four consecutive Big Ten games by at least 20 points since 1935-36. • Penn State travels to Minneapolis this weekend to take on the Gophers for the first time since 2016 and the first matchup in Minneapolis since 2013. The contest marks the second Big Ten matchup featuring teams that are 8-0 or better in the last 45 years. The Nittany Lions have outscored opponents 280-70 this year and rank No. 6 nationally in scoring margin (+22.7), while Minnesota checks in at No. 9 (+20.0). • Ohio State currently ranks among the top three nationally in both scoring offense and scoring defense. The Buckeyes are No. 2 in scoring defense and No. 3 in scoring offense, scoring 48.3 points per game and allowing 7.9. The Buckeyes have won all eight of their games by at least 24 points this season to become the first Big Ten team since Ohio State in 1973 to start a season with eight straight 20-point wins. • Indiana defeated Northwestern 34-3 on Saturday, giving the Hoosiers four straight conference wins for the first time since 1993, which was also the last time Indiana started a season 7-2. The team is tied for the fourth-best record through nine games in school history. The Hoosiers scored 30 points for the eighth time in nine games, a program record, and for the sixth time in as many games, its longest streak since the final four games of 2015 and the first two games of 2016. This marks the first time in program history that Indiana has scored 30 or more points in five straight Big Ten games. • Michigan followed up its dominant performance over Notre Dame by defeating divisional foe Maryland, 38-7. The Wolverines returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown for the first time since 2015. Michigan’s defense did not allow an offensive touchdown and held the Terrapins to 233 total yards. The Wolverine defense, which ranks No. 8 in total defense, also added 4.0 sacks and 8.0 tackles for loss. • Ohio State’s Jordan Fuller is among 12 finalists for the Campbell Trophy, presented annually by the National Football Foundation to college football’s top scholar-athlete. Six students from current Big Ten schools have earned the Campbell Trophy, with Penn State’s John Urschel the most recent conference recipient in 2013. • Seven Big Ten schools – Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin – have clinched bowl berths by reaching six victories on the season.

 

LAST WEEK

SATURDAY, NOV. 2

MICHIGAN 38, MARYLAND 7

PURDUE 31, NEBRASKA 27

ILLINOIS 38, RUTGERS 10

INDIANA 34, NORTHWESTERN 3

BYE: IOWA, MICHIGAN STATE, MINNESOTA,

OHIO STATE, PENN STATE, WISCONSIN

 

THIS WEEK

SATURDAY, NOV. 9

PENN STATE at MINNESOTA

Noon | ABC

PURDUE at NORTHWESTERN

Noon | BTN

MARYLAND at OHIO STATE

Noon | FOX

ILLINOIS at MICHIGAN STATE

3:30 p.m. | FS1

IOWA at WISCONSIN

4 p.m. | FOX

BYE: INDIANA, MICHIGAN, NEBRASKA, RUTGERS

 

 

BIG 10 FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Offensive Player of the Week
Stevie Scott III, Indiana
So., RB, Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers

  • Totaled 136 all-purpose yards and a career-high three touchdowns in Indiana’s victory against Northwestern
  • Rushed for 116 yards and scored twice to mark his third game with multiple rushing touchdowns this season and the fifth of his career
  • Added a 20-yard touchdown reception, his second-career receiving touchdown
  • Claims his first career Offensive Player of the Week award
  • Last Indiana Offensive Player of the Week: Nate Sudfeld (Nov. 30, 2015)


Defensive Player of the Week
Dele Harding, Illinois
Sr., LB, Elkton, Md./Eastern Christian

  • Had a hand in two Illinois defensive touchdowns, returning an interception 54 yards for touchdown and forcing a fumble that was returned 36 yards for a score
  • Recorded 12 tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss, making him the second player in the nation in the last 20 years to have at least 12 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, and interception and a touchdown in a single game
  • Leads the Big Ten with 11.7 tackles per game, nearly two full tackles more than the next highest person on the list
  • Receives his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Illinois Defensive Player of the Week: Jake Hansen (Oct. 21, 2019)


Co-Special Teams Players of the Week
Javon Leake, Maryland
Jr., RB, Greensboro, N.C./Page

  • Recorded a 97-yard kickoff return touchdown against Michigan, his second of the season and the third of his career
  • Moved into a tie with Torrey Smith for the school record for career kickoff return touchdowns
  • Added a 16-yard kickoff return to finish the game with 113 yards on kickoff returns and move into seventh place on Maryland’s career kickoff return yards list
  • Claims his thid career Special Teams Player of the Week honor and second of the season
  • Last Maryland Special Teams Player of the Week: Javon Leake (Oct. 7, 2019)


Giles Jackson, Michigan
Fr., WR, Antioch, Calif./Freedom

  • Ran back the opening kickoff at Maryland 97 yards for his first career kickoff return touchdown
  • Recorded the first kickoff return touchdown by a Wolverine since Jehu Chesson in 2016
  • Finished the game with 121 kick return yards after adding a 24-yard kickoff return
  • Earns his first career Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Michigan Special Teams of the Week: Jake Moody (Nov. 19, 2018)


Freshman of the Week
King Doerue, Purdue
RB, Amarillo, Texas/Tascosa

  • Amassed 102 all-purpose yards with 71 yards rushing and 31 yards receiving and recorded one touchdown each rushing and receiving in Purdue’s victory against Nebraska
  • Scored on a three-yard reception for Purdue’s first touchdown of the game and added a seven-yard scoring rush with 6:05 left to play to hand the Boilermakers a 24-20 lead
  • Had four carries on Purdue’s 12-play, 82-yard game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter
  • Claims his first career Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: David Bell (Oct. 21, 2019)

 

 

MAC FOOTBALL THIS WEEK

Tuesday, November 5

*Kent State at Toledo, 7:00 pm ET (CBS Sports Network)

*Ball State at Western Michigan, 8:00 pm ET (ESPN2)

Wednesday, November 6

*Miami at Ohio, 8:00 pm ET (ESPN2)    

Next Week’s MAC Schedule

Tuesday, November 12

*Western Michigan at Ohio, 7:30 pm ET (ESPN2)

*Eastern Michigan at Akron, 8:00 pm ET ESPNU)

Wednesday, November 13

*Bowling Green at Miami, 8:00 pm ET (ESPN2/ESPNU)

*NIU at Toledo, 8:00 pm ET/7:00 pm CT (ESPN2/ESPNU)

Thursday, November 14

*Buffalo at Kent State, 7:00 pm ET (CBS Sports Network)

Saturday, November 16

*Central Michigan at Ball State, 3:30 pm ET (CBS Sports Network)

Last Week’s MAC Games

*Buffalo 43, Eastern Michigan 14

*Central Michigan 48, NIU 10

*Bowling Green 35, Akron 6

*Mid-American Conference contest

MAC QUICK NOTES:

  • Week 11 features only three games as the transition toward November midweek MACtion continues for the final stretch of the 2019 regular season. On Tuesday, Nov. 5 Kent State will travel to Toledo at 7:00 pm ET (CBS Sports Network), while Ball State will visit Western Michigan at 8:00 pm ET (ESPN2). On Wednesday, Nov. 6 Miami heads to Ohio at 8:00 pm ET (ESPN2).  The Kent State at Toledo contest will be another crossover contest.  This season, the MAC West Division has a 6-5 record over MAC East Division opponents in MAC crossover contests. 
  • Ohio head coach Frank Solich needs one more win to become the MAC’s all-time winningest head coach in league history. Solich moved into a tie for first place on the MAC’s all-time career head coaching wins list with a 34-21 win at Ball State on Oct. 26. Solich has 110 career wins and needs one win to become the all-time winningest coach in MAC history (110, Herb Deromedi, Central Michigan, 1978-93). Solich and the Bobcats will host Miami on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 8:00 pm ET on ESPN2 in the 96th meeting in the ‘Battle of the Bricks’.
  • Midweek MACtion is coming Nov. 5th! The MAC will play 14 games on national television with games on Tuesday (8 games), Wednesday (5 games) and Thursday (1 game) during the final four weeks of the regular season in November on national television with ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN+ and CBS Sports Network providing coverage. The MAC began midweek football in 1999 and this year marks the 21st season of MAC midweek football.
  • Western Michigan running back LeVante Bellamy is one of college football’s most dangerous running backs. Bellamy ranks second in the nation with 17 rushing touchdowns and sixth in the country with 1,055 yards rushing. Bellamy and the Broncos host Ball State on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 8:00 pm ET on ESPN2.

MAC WEEKLY NOTES

  • Central Michigan rolled to a season-high 615 yards of total offense in a 48-10 win over Northern Illinois. With the win, the Chippewas are bowl eligible for the 11th time in the last 14 seasons and are 5-0 at home for the first time since 2009, when they won the Marathon MAC Football Championship. Central Michigan’s Kobe Lewis rushed for 143 yards and one touchdown, while Jonathan Ward rushed for 138 yards and one score. Central Michigan’s defense forced four turnovers and limited NIU to 251 yards of offense, including 22 yards rushing.
  • Buffalo won its third consecutive game with a commanding 43-14 win at Eastern Michigan. Bulls quarterback Kyle Vantrease threw for a career-high 208 yards and one touchdown, while rushing for two others. Running back Jaret Patterson rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns and topped the 2,000 career rushing yards for his career (2,008 career rushing yards).
  • Bowling Green spotted Akron an early 6-0 lead before scoring the final 35 points in a 35-6 final. Bowling Green running back Andrew Clair posted 102 all-purpose yards, including 86 yards rushing, and one touchdown, while quarterback Grant Loy threw for 113 yards and one touchdown and rushed for another in the victory. Bowling Green’s defense forced four turnovers and limited Akron to 100 yards of total offense.

MIAMI & OHIO RIVALRY HIGHLIGHT CFB150TH ANNIVERSARY

One of the MAC’s greatest rivalries continues this Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 8:00 pm ET in front of a national television audience on ESPN2 as Miami will travel to Ohio in the ‘Battle of the Bricks’ at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio.  This will be the 96th meeting between Miami (4-4, 3-1 MAC) and Ohio (4-4, 3-1 MAC) who sit atop the East Division standings with identical records.  The Miami vs. Ohio rivalry is the longest in the MAC in terms of number of meetings as the ‘Battle of the Bricks’ rivalry began back in 1908. Miami leads the series 53-40-2.

On Wednesday, Nov. 6th the MAC will also highlight the national celebration for the 150th Anniversary of College Football as the MAC will be the only FBS Conference playing a regular season game on the official date of the start of college football (Nov. 6, 1869).  The MAC and ESPN are planning special events and guests to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of College Football as ESPN will be hosting a 30-minute pregame show beginning at 7:30 pm ET leading up to kickoff. ESPN broadcast talent and special guests will highlight coverage of the MAC’s special place in college football history with football programs steeped in tradition with legendary former coaches and student-athletes.

 

 

MAC FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

East Division

Offensive Player of the Week: Buffalo QB Kyle Vantrease

Buffalo sophomore quarterback Kyle Vantrease (Stow, Ohio) threw for a career-high 208 yards and one touchdown and scored two additional rushing touchdowns in a 43-14 win at Eastern Michigan on Saturday. Vantrease completed 15-of-23 passes, including 13-of-18 for 185 yards in the first half, to help the Bulls build a 29-7 lead at the break. With the Bulls leading 9-7 in the second quarter, Vantrease scored on a 16-yard run to extend the Buffalo lead to 16-7. On Buffalo’s next possession, Vantrease scored on a one-yard run to put the Bulls ahead 22-7. With just nine seconds left in the half, he found Antonio Nunn or a 10-yard touchdown pass.

 

Defensive Player of the Week:  Buffalo DT Chibueze Onwuka

Buffalo junior defensive tackle Chibueze Onwuka (Bowie, Md.) had five tackles, one sack and a safety in a 43-14 win at Eastern Michigan on Saturday. Onwuka anchored a defensive line that allowed 25 rushing yards and not a single rushing first down on the day. With the Bulls trailing, 7-0, Onwuka sacked Eastern Michigan quarterback Mike Glass in the end zone for a safety. It was Buffalo’s first safety since the 2015 season and sparked 43 straight points for the Bulls.

 

Special Teams Player of the Week:  Bowling Green K Mason Lawler

Bowling Green redshirt freshman Mason Lawler (Avon, Ohio) averaged 50.7 yards on six kickoffs and three special teams tackles in a 35-6 win over Akron.

 

 

West Division

Offensive Player of the Week:  Central Michigan RB Jonathan Ward

Central Michigan senior running back Jonathan Ward (Kankakee, Ill.) had 149 all-purpose yards as the Chippewas rolled to a 48-10 victory over Northern Illinois to get bowl eligible. Ward had 138 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries, an average of 6.9 yards per carry. He also caught three receptions for 11 yards. Ward has surpassed 100 yards rushing five of the past 6 games.

 

Defensive Player of the Week:  Central Michigan LB Michael Oliver

Central Michigan senior linebacker Michael Oliver (Detroit, Mich.) had a team-high five tackles and a key interception in a 48-10 win over NIU on Saturday. Oliver’s interception came in the third quarter as the Chippewas shut out NIU in the second half on its way to the 48-10 victory. Oliver was part of a defense that limited NIU to just 22 yards rushing including -23 in the first half.  It was Oliver’s first career interception which he returned 22 yards.

 

Special Teams Player of the Week: Northern Illinois P Matt Ference

Northern Illinois junior punter Matt Ference (St. Louis, Mo.) punted seven times for a 45.0 average in a 48-10 loss at Central Michigan.  He had a long punt of 53 yards with one that forced the Chippewas to start inside their 20-yard line.  Three of his seven punts were returned for a total of just 14 yards and two were fair caught as the team recorded a net punting average of 43.0 yards per punt. As a junior, Ference already ranks fifth at NIU all-time in career punts (220) and is fourth in punting yards (9,035) and second in career punting average (41.07).  

 

 

LSU coach Orgeron: Linebacker Divinity has left the team

LSU coach Ed Orgeron says pass-rushing outside linebacker Michael Divinity has left the team for personal reasons.

The announcement on Monday of Divinity’s departure comes just six days before the No. 1 Tigers travel to second-ranked Alabama on Saturday in a clash of unbeaten teams with College Football Playoff implications.

While Divinity tied for the team lead in sacks in 2018, he has played a reduced role this season because of the return of top edge pass rusher K’Lavon Chaisson and the emergence of Jacob Phillips and Patrick Queen at inside linebacker spots. Divinity also has missed three games.

Divinity had three sacks and a forced fumble in the five games he has played this season.

Orgeron says LSU “should be fine” because Chaisson takes the majority of snaps at the position Divinity also plays, and the coach expressed confidence in backups Andre Anthony and Ray Thornton.

Orgeron also says he won’t “close the door” on the possibility of Divinity returning this season.

 

 

Prescott throws for 3 TDs as Cowboys beat Giants again

 First, the black cat ran on the field.

Then the Dallas Cowboys scampered past the New York Giants.

Dak Prescott shook off an interception on his first pass and threw for three touchdowns, and the Cowboys turned three Daniel Jones turnovers into 13 points on their way to a 37-18 win over the Giants in a Monday night game that was briefly delayed in the second quarter by an elusive feline.

“Things weren’t good up to that point,” Prescott said about the game before the cat appeared. “It could only get better from there. I definitely thought about that. I guess we’ll start rolling now that the black cat’s come in bad for the Giants. It was fun. First time I’ve seen an animal run on the field that I’ve been a part of.”

Ezekiel Elliott ran for a season-high 139 yards as Dallas (5-3) beat New York (2-7) for the sixth straight time. DeMarcus Lawrence had one of the Cowboys’ five sacks.

Prescott hit Blake Jarwin for a much-needed 42-yard touchdown late in the second quarter. He added a 15-yarder to Michael Gallup and a 45-yarder to Amari Cooper in the fourth.

Brett Maher kicked three field goals, including a 52-yarder in the waning seconds of the first half that gave Dallas the lead for good after falling behind 12-3 in the second quarter. Jourdan Lewis scored on a 63-yard fumble return in the final seconds.

The win gave the Cowboys a half-game lead over Philadelphia (5-4) in the NFC East and improved their record in the division to 4-0, including a win over the Eagles.

Jones threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Cody Latimer for fading New York. Aldrick Rosas hit four field goals, but he also missed an extra point attempt that was important in sending New York to its fifth straight loss.

“You can'(t lose the turnover battle and expect to win any game,” Giants defensive back Michael Thomas said. “We’re making young mistakes, If we stop them we’ll start playing winning football. It’s not just the offense, it’s defense and special teams, too. It’s two or three plays a game where we hand the other team points.”

Rosas’ 25-yarder gave the Giants a 12-3 lead with 2:50 left, but the Cowboys scored 10 points in the final 52 seconds of the half to take a 13-12 lead.

Jarwin, who has scored five of his six career touchdowns against the Giants, rambled most of the 42 yards on the score to get Dallas within 12-10 with 52 seconds remaining in the half.

Xavier Woods intercepted a third-down pass by Jones on the ensuing series and returned it to the Giants 38, setting up Maher’s go-ahead field goal on the final play.

The teams exchanged field goals in the third quarter, with a Jones fumble forced by Woods setting up Dallas. Rosas answered for New York.

The chippy fourth quarter belonged to Dallas and Prescott, who finished 22 of 35 for 257 yards. He has thrown for 12 TDs against New York in the last four games.

Jones finished 26 of 41 for 210 yards, including a 65-yard play by Saquon Barkley, his longest reception.

“I just thought we started to play the way we wanted to play,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said of his team’s slow start coming off a bye week. “I do think we dominated them up front. Zeke ran the ball really well. That’s certainly a part of us playing our best offensive football.”

 

 

Sprained knee makes Brissett’s status unclear for Colts game

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett has a sprained left knee but has not been ruled out of Sunday’s game against Miami.

Coach Frank Reich told reporters on his weekly conference call Brissett was feeling better than expected and no decision would be made until later this week.

It’s not even clear if Brissett will practice this week.

He was injured during the first half of Sunday’s loss to Pittsburgh when All-Pro left guard Quenton Nelson fell into Brissett’s leg. He stood on the sideline with what appeared to be a brace protecting his leg but did not return to the game.

Receiver Parris Campbell also had surgery Monday for a fractured hand. Reich did not say how much time Campbell might miss.

 

 

Browns’ Whitehead released after ‘unacceptable’ Twitter rant

Jermaine Whitehead’s disturbing social media rant cost him his job.

The Browns cut the safety Monday, hours after the team reprimanded Whitehead for “totally unacceptable and highly inappropriate” posts following a 24-19 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

Whitehead made several threatening and expletive-laden posts on Twitter while still in uniform following Cleveland’s fourth straight loss. One of Whitehead’s tweets was directed at Dustin Fox, a former NFL player who works for the team’s radio network. Fox had sent an earlier tweet criticizing Whitehead’s tackling.

Twitter suspended Whitehead’s account and the team released a statement after it became aware of his postings.

“Jermaine Whitehead’s social media posts following today’s game were totally unacceptable and highly inappropriate,” the Browns said in a statement. “We immediately spoke with Jermaine upon learning of these comments. The Browns in no way condone that type of language or behavior. This matter will be further addressed internally.”

Whitehead’s tweets included several expletives and in one he used a derogatory racial term.

The 26-year-old player started the game in place of safety Damarious Randall, who missed his second straight game because of a hamstring injury. Whitehead missed tackles on two big plays by the Broncos.

He declined an interview request following the game and then went on Instagram to voice his frustration.

“Crazy world. They line it up and say anything in the book too you,” he wrote. “They tell you take the high road, when yo whole life you was taught to meet fire with fire. I do apologize for my performance, but having a broke hand and a strong fear of letting my team down is my downfall.

“Whatever happens happens. Ain trippin. They probably gone still talk crazy but this me getting smoke off my chest. I don’t need one like.. this from me to me! Keep ya head up homie.” He then added crudely that “nobody” can intimidate him: “I dare em to try.”

Whitehead was in his second season with Cleveland. The Browns signed him last year after he was waived by the Green Bay Packers two days after he was ejected for throwing a punch against New England.

The Browns (2-6) have lost four games and first-year coach Freddie Kitchens is facing heavy criticism.

 

 

Report: Cris Carter could be out at FS1 following blow-up with bosses

Cris Carter has been notably absent from his typical spot with FOX Sports 1’s “First Things First” morning show since last Thursday, and there

have been conflicting reports about why. The Hall of Fame wide receiver may have been suspended, and his time with the network could be nearing an end.

Ryan Glasspiegel of The Big Lead was told by sources over the weekend that Carter has been suspended from “First Things First” pending a FOX investigation. There were no additional details provided, but Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports reports that Carter has been at odds with his bosses and may soon be out at FS1.

According to McCarthy’s source, Carter has been angry that FOX has not included him in its “Thursday Night Football” pregame coverage this season despite Carter shooting his weekday morning show with co-hosts Nick Wright and Jenna Wolfe in Manhattan at the site of the network’s “Thursday Night Football” show. While Carter was not invited to join the coverage, FOX has flown in other on-air talents like Tony Gonzalez from Los Angeles.

McCarthy also reports that Carter had a blow-up with his superiors at FOX, with one source saying “it was bad.”

Carter has become known for some of his controversial takes over the years, but it’s unclear why FOX does not feel he fits in with its “Thursday Night Football” coverage. He obviously knows plenty about the game as one of the best receivers to ever play, so perhaps personal issues are playing a role.

 

 

Trout, Bregman, Semien AL MVP award finalists

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout, Houston third baseman Alex Bregman and Oakland shortstop Marcus Semien are finalists for the AL MVP award.

Trout is seeking his third MVP after winning in 2014 and `16. He finished second in 2012, `13, `15 and `18.

Washington third baseman Anthony Rendon, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger and Milwaukee outfielder Christian Yelich are the top three for the NL honor. Yelich won last year’s NL MVP award with 29 of 30 first-place votes.

Houston’s Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander are finalists for the AL Cy Young Award along with Tampa Bay’s Charlie Morton, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America said Monday. Verlander won the 2011 Cy Young with Detroit, when he also was voted MVP.

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom is a finalist for the NL Cy Young Award after getting 29 of 30 first-place votes last year. He is competing with Washington’s Max Scherzer and the Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu. Scherzer is a three-time Cy Young winner.

Mets first baseman Pete Alonso, Atlanta right-hander Mike Soroka and San Diego shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. are finalists for the NL Rookie of the Year. Houston designated hitter Yordan Alvarez, Tampa Bay second baseman Brandon Lowe and Baltimore left-hander John Means are the top candidates in the AL.

The Yankees’ Aaron Boone, Minnesota’s Rocco Baldelli and Tampa Bay’s Kevin Cash are finalists for AL Manager of the Year. Atlanta’s Brian Snitker is a finalist to win the NL award for the second straight season, joined by Milwaukee’s Craig Counsell and St. Louis’ Mike Shildt.

Rookies of the Year are announced Nov. 11, followed by Managers of the Year on Nov 12. Cy Youngs are announced Nov. 13 and MVPs on Nov. 14.

 

 

Madison Bumgarner receives qualifying offer from Giants

Madison Bumgarner has received a $17.8 million qualifying offer from the San Francisco Giants, a move that likely will decrease demand for him in the free-agent market.

San Francisco’s decision Monday means a team signing Bumgarner would lose at least one pick in next year’s amateur draft as compensation unless a deal is struck after the draft starts in June. Compensation caused pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel to wait until after the draft to sign 2019 contracts.

San Francisco also made a qualifying offer to left-handed reliever Will Smith, who went 6-0 with a 2.76 ERA and 34 saves in 63 appearances.

Bumgarner, the 2014 World Series MVP, all but said his goodbye to San Francisco on the season’s final day.

He didn’t pitch Sept. 29 as originally planned in a 9-0 loss to the Dodgers on the last day of the regular season and manager Bruce Bochy’s final game leading into retirement but drew a rousing standing ovation before lining out as a pinch-hitter with two outs in the fifth against Clayton Kershaw.

San Francisco’s big lefty tipped and waved his batting helmet in every direction to acknowledge the fans in what might have been his last hurrah a Giants uniform. He went 9-9 with a 3.90 ERA over 34 starts this year after two injury-shortened seasons.

Bumgarner, 30, wrapped up a $35.56 million, six-year contract singed in April 2012 that included $12 million club options for both 2018 and ’19. The Giants opted not to deal him at the trade deadline.

San Francisco still is searching for its next manager.

 

 

Martinez declines to opt out of contract, stays with Red Sox

Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez has decided to stay in Boston instead of becoming a free agent, declining an option that would have voided the last three years of the contract he signed after teams had reported to spring training in 2018.

The move saves the Red Sox from shopping for a new DH but also complicates their plan to cut salaries and get under baseball’s luxury tax threshold. The team’s payroll for the tax was a big league-high $243 million this year and Boston has made it a goal to get under the $208 million threshold for next season while also signing 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts to a long-term deal.

Boston signed Martinez after a long negotiation in one of baseball’s slowest-moving free agent markets since the collusion scandal of the 1980s. After hitting the fewest homers in the AL in 2017, the year after David Ortiz retired, the team needed a DH. And Martinez was still looking for a job as spring training began.

To seal the $110 million, five-year deal, the Red Sox gave him the right to opt out after the second or third years if he outperformed it, and by most accounts he did.

Martinez, 32, has averaged just short of 40 homers and 118 RBIs, along with a .317 average and .985 OPS. He was fourth, behind Betts, in the AL MVP voting in 2018, when the Red Sox won a franchise-record 108 games and the World Series.

Now, new Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom must try to find a way to sign Betts, who is eligible for arbitration and expected to command a one-year salary near $30 million, to a deal worthy of a franchise player without busting the team’s budget.

 

 

Andrus stays with Rangers, passing 2nd chance to opt out

 Elvis Andrus is staying with the Rangers after the shortstop passed up on a second chance to opt out of his contract and become a free agent.

Andrus has $43 million and three years left on his contract in Texas.

He just completed his 11th season with the Rangers. The 31-year-old shortstop is the team’s longest-tenured player, and the only player remaining from their only two World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011.

Andrus hit .275 with 12 homers, 72 RBIs and 31 stolen bases in 147 games this year. He is a .275 career hitter with 73 homers and a team-record 302 stolen bases.

He also had the opportunity to opt out after the 2018 season, when he was limited to 97 games because of a fractured right elbow. The two potential opt-outs were part of the $120 million, eight-year deal he signed before the 2015 season.

Texas also reinstated right-hander Jesse Chavez, All-Star slugger Joey Gallo and lefty Taylor Hearn from the 60-day injured list on Monday.

Tim Federowicz elected to become a free agent after the Rangers assigned the catcher outright to Triple-A Nashville.

 

 

Booker scores 40 as Suns hand 76ers 1st loss, 114-109

Devin Booker was pouring in buckets from every corner of the court during the second half and the home crowd loved every minute of it, serenading the Phoenix Suns star with MVP chants as he finished with 40 points in a 114-109 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.

The 23-year-old guard did a lot of losing during his first four seasons in the desert.

That’s why these moments – even though it’s very early in year five – are feeling awfully good.

“That’s the love I get here. It’s been unconditional since day one,” Booker said. “It’s good to feel the energy in there. The fans are getting what they want – a hard-working team that pushes the issue every night.”

Phoenix (5-2) continued its run as one of the most surprising teams in the NBA, knocking off the previously undefeated 76ers, who played without star center Joel Embiid because of his two-game suspension for an altercation with Minnesota’s Karl Anthony-Towns on Oct. 30.

Ricky Rubio added 21 points and 10 assists for the Suns, who are three games over .500 for the first time in more than four years. Phoenix is on a three-game winning streak and off to its best seven-game start since 2013.

Booker now has 6,003 points in his career, becoming the eighth-youngest player in NBA history to reach 6,000. He turned 23 last week and finished Monday’s game 15 of 19 from the field, including 3 for 4 from 3-point range, and 7 of 7 on free throws.

“I’ve said it for a while: He’s a complete basketball player,” Phoenix coach Monty Williams said. “He’s competitive, not afraid of the moment. He makes big plays.”

Phoenix pushed ahead 100-93 midway through the final quarter, but the lead quickly disappeared and Al Horford tied the game when he came flying down the lane for a one-handed, putback slam.

 

 

Paschall, young Warriors beat Blazers for 1st home win

Those familiar chants of “M-V-P!” weren’t for Stephen Curry this time but rather a rookie named Eric Paschall who delivered a special performance on his 23rd birthday.

Not to mention the Warriors’ first win at new Chase Center – finally.

Everyone can exhale now.

Paschall hit a key 3-pointer with 4:05 remaining and finished with 34 points and 13 rebounds, leading injury-plagued Golden State to a 127-118 victory against Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.

“That was a little crazy. For a rookie you hear MVP, that’s a `wow’ moment,” Paschall said. “I thank Dub Nation for believing in me.”

Without all their injured stars, the young Warriors more than hung tough – they shined – against a Western Conference contender as Klay Thompson cheered from the sideline. Golden State (2-5) improved to 1-4 at home – the team hasn’t started 0-5 in its own building since losing its initial six home games in 1997-98.

“Just a fantastic effort by the whole group. Everybody that we put in came in and gave us big minutes,” coach Steve Kerr said. “It was just fun. It’s a fun group to coach because they’re young and hungry and they were fighting like crazy out there the whole game. That’s a good team they just beat. It was a great night for us.”

Lillard, no longer playing in his hometown of Oakland when he visits the Bay Area, notched his fourth 30-point performance in the first seven games with 39 points on 15-for-26 shooting, including five 3-pointers. Blazers center Hassan Whiteside added 22 points and 11 rebounds after missing one game with a bone bruise in his left knee.

Golden State, which swept Portland in the Western Conference finals last season on the way to a fifth straight NBA Finals, led 90-83 early in the fourth quarter before the Blazers fought back.

“They competed from the beginning, they played hard, they moved the ball really well,” Lillard said. “They played like a team that wanted to win. We got outplayed start to finish, I would say. We had some moments in the game, but we played like we just thought we were going to march in here and win the game, and they showed why they’re in the NBA. That’s a tough loss.”

 

 

CARVAJAL NETS RSC WOMEN’S SOCCER OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK FROM IU EAST

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — IU East’s Priscilla Carvajal scored some big goals on the week to garner River States Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week from Oct. 28-Nov. 4.  A junior from Munster, Ind., Carvajal netted two goals to power the Red Wolves to a 5-0 win over Rio Grande (Ohio) to start the week. She scored the opening goal and also put in another one for a 3-0 lead to send IU East on its way. The game was played in 20-mph winds and snow.  There was no scoring for either team in the Red Wolves’ 0-0 (2OT) tie versus WVU Tech, but they still finished the regular season 11-3-3 overall, 6-1-3 RSC to clinch one of the top two seeds in the RSC Women’s Soccer Championship. IU East receives a bye into the semifinals Nov. 13. 

MITCHUM EARNS ANOTHER RSC WOMEN’S SOCCER DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR IU EAST

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — IU East goalkeeper Gabby Mitchum for the third this year was selected as the River States Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week. The latest accolade is for Oct. 28-Nov. 4. Mitchum, a sophomore from Brookeville, Ind., did not allow a goal in 200 minutes of action across two games last week. First, she had eight saves in a 90-minute shutout of Rio Grande (Ohio), 5-0. She followed that up with two saves in a double-overtime tie with WVU Tech, 0-0. Those results clinched a top-two seed for the Red Wolves in the upcoming RSC Women’s Soccer Championship. IU East will have a bye into the semifinals Nov. 13, and it finished the regular season at 11-3-3 overall, 6-1-3 RSC. 

 

 

Mickelson’s streak of 26 years in the top 50 comes to an end

The streak ended with little fanfare, and that was just fine with Phil Mickelson.

He slashed his way to a tie for 28th in the HSBC Champions, with only 100 or so fans following along. Mickelson played his last nine holes right behind Rory McIlroy, but only because Lefty was in the first group to tee off on the back nine. He signed for a 68 in his final round of the year.

The number that stands out is No. 51, his position this week in the Official World Golf Ranking.

For the first time in nearly 26 years – 1,353 weeks to be exact – Mickelson is no longer among the top 50 in the world.

“It was a good run,” Mickelson said Sunday. “Unfortunately, the last eight months I played terribly and have fallen out. But I’ll get back in there.”

The question is whether anyone can ever match it.

Jordan Spieth was not quite 4 months old when Mickelson first cracked the top 50 on Nov. 23, 1993, with a runner-up finish in the Casio World Open. Deane Beman was the commissioner of the PGA Tour.

Rory McIlroy compared Mickelson’s streak to Tiger Woods going 142 starts on the PGA Tour over seven years without missing a cut.

“Being top 50 in the world since 1993, that means no injuries, no breaks, that is nothing,” McIlroy said. “Play your game, keep going.”

That’s all Mickelson has done.

He never reached No. 1 in the world, mainly because of Woods, partly because Mickelson was not on top of his game when Woods fell off and created an opportunity. Then again, Mickelson never won a PGA Tour money title or was voted PGA Tour player of the year.

His hallmark is consistently great play, and it is unrivaled.

“It’s pretty amazing given he was there into his 40s like that, with how much time is taken from golf with your family,” Spieth said. “You’re not as sharp because you’re not doing it as often. I give him more credit in the last seven to 10 years.”

Mickelson nearly fell out at the start of 2018, and then he ran off four straight top 10s, culminating with his third World Golf Championships title in Mexico City. He reached No. 17 with his victory at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February – his seventh win in his 40s, including a major – and was hopeful of a big year.

He hasn’t finished better than a tie for 18th since then.

McIlroy is completing his 11th year in the top 50 – he first cracked the top 50 with a runner-up finish in Hong Kong in 2008 – and that’s now the longest current streak. For everyone else but Mickelson, it seemed something always would go wrong, whether it was injury (Woods) or a spell of bad play (Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose).

No one thought Woods would drop from the top 50 – much less No. 1, a spot he twice held for five straight years – until his personal life imploded and then his legs broke down, and his streak of 15 years in the top 50 ended in 2011.

The secret?

It starts with great golf, and Mickelson is among the best to ever play.

“You have to have good balance,” Mickelson said. “Amy (his wife) is a big part of that, having a good balance of family and playing schedule, so when I do play I’m focused. Having kids on the road early in my career was a big thing.

“For the most part, it’s having the desire to work on it, and having passion for it and love it and enjoying it and competing.”

McIlroy believes the record can be matched, and he thinks it goes beyond staying injury-free. McIlroy had back trouble very early in his career, and he missed a chunk of time in early 2017 with a rib injury, only the second time he went through an entire year without winning.

 

 

Penske buys Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar Series

Roger Penske was a car-loving, 14-year-old who regularly listened to the Indianapolis 500 on the radio when his father landed tickets to the 1951 race. They made the trek from Cleveland, and when Penske saw the cars zipping around Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 200 mph he fell instantly in love.

Now he owns the iconic speedway, its hallowed grounds, “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the IndyCar Series and all its properties in a stunning deal announced Monday. By early next year, Penske Entertainment Corp. will take over all those entities owned by the Hulman family for 74 years in one of the biggest transactions in the history of motorsports.

“The bug of motor racing got in my blood,” Penske recalled about that day with his father, Jay. “I hope my dad is looking down at me and this group and saying `Son, you did a good job.'”

The sprawling, 110-year-old speedway and its famed, 2 1/2 -mile oval track is one of the most famous venues in sports and crowds for its showcase race every May, the first one dating to 1911, used to swell to more than 400,000 people. The speedway with its famous pagoda tower, Gasoline Alley garage area and massive grandstands was a dilapidated mess in 1945 when Tony Hulman bought it and brought racing back to the corner of 16th Street and Georgetown Avenue after a four-year absence following World War II.

The speedway itself spun off multiple subsidiaries, including the IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway Productions, which are also being acquired by Penske Entertainment, a subsidiary of Penske Corp., which is owned by the billionaire.

The deal was done in roughly six weeks and began when Tony George, grandson of Tony Hulman, approached Penske before the season-ending race in California in September. George wished Penske luck in the championship battle, then asked “The Captain” if they could have a conversation about the speedway.

“We as a family agreed we all needed to have a conversation with Roger Penske,” George said.

“I simply said I’d like to meet with him and talk about stewardship and he got a very serious look on his face,” said George, who several times choked back tears discussing his family’s legacy. “It’s obviously emotionally difficult. We all love it and we all care deeply. We all realize that as a family and organization we had probably taken it as far as we can. Roger Penske’s resources will only take this to another level.”

Tony George, along with his sisters and the Hulman & Co. board of directors, have most recently been in charge of Hulman properties. Mari Hulman George, Hulman’s daughter and matriarch of the family interests, died last November and the family businesses have slowly been divested. Hulman & Co. sold its other primary business, the baking company Clabber Girl, to B&G Foods for $80 million in May.

The family has now turned its racing properties over to Penske in an announcement made one day after the one-year anniversary of Hulman George’s death. The family will have an opportunity from Penske to remain involved with both the series and the speedway, and Tony George said he will take Penske up on the offer. He is also co-owner of Ed Carpenter Racing, the team run by his son.

Penske said he will step down as race strategist for his IndyCar team – he most recently called races for veteran driver Will Power – and focus on turning IMS into “the entertainment capital of Indiana.” He said the heavy lifting begins Tuesday when Penske plans to walk the IMS property – it includes the track, a golf course, a museum and in 1987 was designated a National Historic Landmark – then meet with the existing executive team.

Penske, who is also a giant in the NASCAR stock car series, said he plans no management changes at this time. He was eager to address any potential conflict of interest that could arise from the most powerful man in motorsports owning a three-car race team, the series and one of the most important races in the world.

“I understand the integrity. To me, I know what my job is,” Penske said. “Hopefully I have enough credibility to ensure that there is not a lot of conflict. I’ve got a lot of guys watching me.”

Penske, who turned 82 in February, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump last month. He is the winningest car owner in Indy 500 history with 18 victories, including Simon Pagenaud’s win in May, as well as 15 IndyCar championships following Josef Newgarden’s title in September.

The deal should close in January. Penske said because both Penske Corp. and Hulman & Company are private companies they are not legally required to disclose the transaction price.

IMS earlier Monday sent a document to IndyCar teams, a copy of which was obtained by the AP, outlining the basics of the deal.

“We have found the ideal steward of the company and its iconic assets,” the document said. “Penske Corporation – with its 64,000-plus employees and more than $32 billion in consolidated revenue – will bring tremendous energy, leadership and resources to IMS, IndyCar and IMSP. For a number of years, the Hulman & Company management and board have engaged outside advisers and experts to consider the full range of strategic options available. Ultimately, it was decided to focus on the possible sale of the company and finding a buyer that would be the best steward of the company and its iconic assets.”

Support from rival team owners was immediate. Chip Ganassi said Penske called him early Monday before the sale was announced to inform him, adding “the place is going to be run like a business now.”

Michael Andretti called it “positive news” for the speedway and the series while Bobby Rahal called Penske the “perfect custodian.”

Penske has missed only six Indianapolis 500s since that first race with his father, and five of them came when the IndyCar Series was formed by Tony George and split from CART. Penske teams remained in CART, and CART teams were not welcome at the 500. CART was once the most popular form of motorsports in the U.S., but NASCAR swallowed open-wheel racing during the tumultuous times after Tony George created the Indy Racing League. The split fractured open-wheel racing in North America and it has never fully recovered even after CART conceded and merged into what is now known as IndyCar.

Penske has mixed track ownership and team ownership before, and the Detroit resident purchased Michigan International Speedway in 1973. He later owned California Speedway and currently runs the Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader IndyCar weekend.

Penske said he is eager to add events to IMS and explore opportunities for the speedway and the series. He has been open to new ideas, including guaranteeing spots in the Indianapolis 500 field to full-time IndyCar teams. Fans are vehemently against the idea and argue the show is enhanced by the trials of a driver trying to qualify for the event.

Penske said it was too soon to comment on guaranteeing Indy 500 spots, but he wants to discuss bigger and bolder visions.

“We’ve got to break some glass on some of these things,” said Penske, who mentioned 24-hour races, a return of Formula One and an increased relationship with NASCAR, which has raced at the speedway since 1994, as items he wants to study.

“We’ve got to try some things. I am prepared to take a risk. No risk, no reward.”

 

 

SPORTS EXTRA

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1901       Ban Johnson and Charles Comiskey lease Sportsman’s Park for five years for an American League team. Two weeks later, they announced the Brewers, one of the league’s eight charter franchises, will be leaving Milwaukee to play in St. Louis as the Browns next season.

1914       The Court of Appeals upholds the ban prohibiting Sunday amusements in Washington D.C, after the law, which would have allowed the playing of baseball on this day of the week, had previously been overturned. The Senators, during the brief legal interval, had still decided against scheduling games on the day of worship out of fear it might alienate its church-going fans, and will not play its first home game on a Sunday until 1918.

1936       The Dodgers name Burleigh Grimes as their new manager. The former Brooklyn spitballer will be replacing Casey Stengel, who was fired last month during the World Series after compiling a 208-251 (.453) record during his four-year tenure.

1940       In his bid to represent Maryland’s sixth congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives, baseball legend Walter Johnson narrowly loses to William D. Byron, the Democrat incumbent, who will die in a plane crash in February. The Hall of Fame right-hander, elected as a Montgomery County Commissioner in 1938, receives 47% of the vote, but cannot overcome his opponent’s opportunity to ride FDR’s coattails.

1940       President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Democratic candidate who broke with tradition to run for an unprecedented third term, is re-elected, defeating Wendell Willkie by a comfortable margin. The unlikely dark horse Republican candidate had once served as the Dodgers’ lawyer, but the independent-minded barrister’s involvement in politics proved not to be beneficial for a team that was in constant chaos at the time.

1958       Paul Richards is replaced by Lee McPhail as general manager of the Orioles. The former GM, who also served in a dual capacity as the team’s manager, will remain in the Birds’ dugout for another 2+ seasons.

1976       For the second consecutive season, Jim Palmer (22-13, 2.51) is the recipient of the American League Cy Young Award. The Orioles’ right-hander garners first-place votes on 19 of 24 ballots cast by the BBWAA, with the remaining five top spots going to rookie sensation Mark Fidrych of the Tigers.

1976       The Mariners and Blue Jays each select thirty players in the expansion draft. Seattle picks Royals’ outfielder Ruppert Jones, and Toronto selects Orioles’ shortstop Bob Bailor as their team’s respective first picks.

1976       The A’s release Chuck Tanner from his contract, allowing him to manage the Pirates in exchange for catcher Manny Sanguillen and $100,000 from Pittsburgh. During his nine-year tenure with the Bucs, the likable skipper will compile a 711-685 (.509) record and will win a World Championship in 1979.

1996       Derek Jeter (.314, 10, 78) is the unanimous choice of the 28 BBWAA scribes for the American League’s Rookie of the Year. The 22 year-old shortstop is the eighth Yankee freshman to be honored, the first since Dave Righetti copped the award in 1981.

1997       On the day he is named the AL Manager of the Year, Davey Johnson resigns as Orioles skipper. Although the team had the best record in the American League (98-64), the relationship between the Birds’ skipper and owner Peter Angelos continued to deteriorate during the season.

2007       In an effort to replace relievers Francisco Cordero (Reds) and Scott Linebrink (White Sox), who were lost to free agency, the Brewers sign David Riske. The 31 year-old right-handed hurler, who after a rocky start pitched effectively for the Royals last season, agrees to a three-year contract to play for Milwaukee.

2007       The Pirates name former third base coach John Russell as their 38th manager in franchise history. The Bucs’ new skipper, the 2006 International League Manager of the Year, managed the Red Barons, the triple-A Phillies affiliate located in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, for the past two seasons.

2008       Extending a major league record, Greg Maddux captures his 18th Gold Glove, making it two more than former Baltimore third baseman Brooks Robinson and 26-year big league veteran Jim Kaat. The 42 year-old Dodger right-hander, who is considering retirement, has been selected 18 of the last 19 years as the NL’s slickest fielding pitcher, with the only exception occurring in 2003 when Mike Hampton got the nod from the managers and coaches for the Rawlings award.

2009       The Marlins trade Jeremy Hermida to the Red Sox for a pair of southpaw prospects, Hunter Jones and Jose Alvarez. The move of the underachieving outfielder, a first-round draft choice in 2002, will allow Florida to cut payroll while adding pitching.

2009       Bobby Abreu (.293, 15, 103), a last-minute signing with the club last season, agrees to a $19 million, two-year deal to stay with the Angels rather than to retake a chance on the free-agent market. The veteran outfielder didn’t find a team until just before spring training when Los Angeles offered him a one-year contract guaranteeing $5 million.

2010       One of the approximately 60 rare T206 Honus Wagner baseball cards, auctioned off by the Baltimore-based School Sisters of Notre Dame, is acquired by a sporting card store owner Doug Walton, who pays $262,000 for the treasured piece of memorabilia. The School Sisters of Notre Dame plan to use the windfall from the sale of the valuable card of the Pirates’ third baseman to benefit ministries for the poor in 35 countries.

2012       The Boston Red Sox and David Ortiz come to terms on a two-year, $26 million deal, that will most likely keep the Dominican slugger in Boston for the remainder of his career. Although limited to only 90 games last season due to an injured Achilles heel, ‘Big Papi’ has averaged 34 home runs and 109 RBIs each season during his ten-year tenure with the team.

2013       The Mariners name Lloyd McClendon to manage the team, replacing Eric Wedge, who announced his retirement at the end of the season. Seattle’s new skipper, who spent the last eight seasons as a coach with Detroit, managed the Pirates for five years, compiling a 336-446 record from 2001 through 2005.

2014       Hall of Fame infielder/DH Paul Molitor is introduced as the Twins’ 13th manager, signing a three-year deal to replace recently-released Ron Gardenhire, who spent 13 seasons at the helm. The 58 year-old native of St. Paul, Minnesota joins the ranks of recent hires without previous managerial experience that includes Mike Matheny (Cardinals), Don Mattingly (Dodgers), Robin Ventura (White Sox), and Walt Weiss (Rockies).

 

 

WORLD SERIES HISTORY

1916 World Series

Boston Red Sox (4) vs Brooklyn Robins (1)

Another World Series newcomer, the Brooklyn Robins (later known as the Dodgers) had paved their way to the 1916 Fall Classic with solid hitting by Zack Wheat and standout pitching from the arm of Jeff Pfeffer, a twenty-five game winner. They also boasted two World Series veteran acquisitions in Rube Marquard and Jack Coombs who had made several postseason appearances with the Giants and A’s.

The deck appeared stacked in their favor, but the returning World Champion Red Sox would have something to say about that. Brooklyn manager Wilbert Robinson felt that starting two lefthanders would give his team an upper hand, so he nominated veteran Marquard and another standout, Sherry Smith for Games 1 and 2 in Boston. Once again, the Red Sox turned to the cross-town Braves Field in favor of Fenway Park to handle to ever-increasing World Series crowds.

The Robins’ Marquard went up against the 1915 opener’s loser, Ernie Shore in what first appeared to be a standoff. The Red Sox were up 2-1 through six innings with neither pitcher flinching. That was until both clubs started a scoring frenzy. First, the Red Sox knocked Marquard for three runs in the seventh (forcing the veteran to be pulled in favor of Pfeffer) and one more in the eighth. Brooklyn answered back with four runs of their own in the ninth, sending Shore to the showers, but Boston brought in Carl Mays, who cinched the rally and held on for the 6-5 win.

Sherry Smith and another young lefty nicknamed “The Babe” went at it for Game 2 in what has been dubbed as both a “double masterpiece” and a ‘hitters nightmare”. Through thirteen innings, both had allowed only six hits and one run each. In the bottom of the fourteenth, Dick Hoblitzell set the stage for a dramatic finish by drawing his fourth walk of the game. Duffy Lewis followed suite by sacrificing Hoblitzell into scoring position at second. With all his pieces in place, Red Sox manager Bill Carrigan prepared to checkmate his opponent by sending in Mike McNally as a pinch-runner and Del Gainor as a pinch-hitter. Gainor stepped up and delivered, driving in Hoblitzell and sealing Boston’s 2-1 victory.

Robinson turned to another Series veteran for Game 3, but this time he chose a right-hander in Jack Coombs. In the first World Series game ever to be played at the newly constructed Ebbets Field, he combined with relief from Jeff Pfeffer, to pitch a 4-3 triumph that put his team back into play. Boston came back the very next day with a counter attack from Dutch Leonard who threw an eight hitter in a 6-2 reply. Larry Gardner backed him up by adding his second home run in two days with a three run blast.

Series veteran Ernie Shore returned in Game 5 for the Red Sox and shut the door on the Robins with a 4-1, Series deciding victory.

The Beantown Bombers had joined the ranks of baseball’s elite as back-to-back World Champions without ever playing a single postseason game in their own house. One of Brooklyn’s few standouts, an outfielder named Casey Stengel (who batted a Series leading .364) would go on to become one of the most successful postseason managers in the history of baseball. Unfortunately for Brooklyn fans, it would be with the New York Yankees and four of his wins would be over the Dodgers.

 

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL BEST GAMES

Navy 21, Army 15

Dec. 7, 1963; Philadelphia, Pa.

The 1963 season marked the last time that either Army or Navy finished in the AP top 10. Entering the annual rivalry showdown, Navy was 8-1 and ranked No. 2, led by Heisman winner Roger Staubach. It would go on to play in the Cotton Bowl. Army was 7-2, making this a highly anticipated showdown. It was originally scheduled for Nov. 30, but after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, the status of the game was in flux. Ultimately, the president’s family urged the playing of the game, and it was pushed back to December. A Municipal Stadium crowd of 102,000 watched arguably the greatest game in Army-Navy history.

Army opened the game’s scoring with a first-quarter touchdown, but Navy scored the next 21 points to lead 21-7 with 10:32 left. Army answered with a 52-yard drive, with Rollie Stichweh running in both a TD and two-point conversion to trim the lead to five. Army went for an onside kick and recovered it, then drove down the field and found itself at the four-yard line with 45 seconds. The crowd was in a frenzy, and Stichweh asked the officials for time to quiet the fans down. A run got Army to the two with the clock winding down. As Stichweh lined up under center, he again appealed to the officials for a crowd timeout with only two seconds left, but this time they wouldn’t grant it. The clock ran out with Army two yards away, as Navy narrowly avoided the upset with the help of the Midshipmen in the stands.

 

 

SUPER BOWL HISTORY-13

MY SUPER BOWL: JOE GREENE

Joe Greene earned four Super Bowl rings with the Steelers. He is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

(During first two Super Bowls), we were somewhat balanced, but we did favor running the ball… We had the big hummer (Franco Harris) and when you handed the ball to Franco, good things happened … We became more balanced by the time we got to XIII. It was Lynn Swann, (John) Stallworth, Bennie Cunningham, and Terry Bradshaw, plus Franco. And our defense.

Chuck Noll wouldn’t let us think that way (winning previous Super Bowls).Our first Super Bowl was a party. We had fun. It was a thrill. And then it turned to business. We expected to win, but we also knew we had the talent and, therefore, we didn’t take it for granted we would.

One of the things he used to say was ‘You’re only as good as your last game.’ What have you done for me lately, I think for the most part. That pretty much kept the team grounded.

When you’re a player, you always want to get to that big game and play in the Super Bowl.But once you won it, at least my feeling is, it becomes contagious. You want more and more and more … After it was done, to know that over the course of this particular season, no one else is better and you don’t have to talk about it. The rings will do your talking for you.

When we got into the playoffs, it seemed as though our intensity picked up.Our focus got higher.

It was great to be there in IX and X. Then it was almost as torturous not to get back.But it was a great feeling to get back there again (for XIII). It is almost like the first time, it felt so good, Super Bowl XIII.

Now you get the Dallas Cowboys.You’ve got Roger Staubach, you’ve got Tony Dorsett. That’s nothing to sneeze at, when you have competition like that. And you’ve got the Doomsday Defense and all of those other guys. And it’s America’s Team. No doubt about it, it’s a team you want to beat.

I lived in Dallas and I knew a lot of those guys, so I respected them.I didn’t dislike them … Difference of attitudes and philosophies with Pittsburgh being blue collar/lunch pail type and the Cowboys being America’s Team, glitz and all the good stuff in life.

That’s one game I have a bone to pick.I really do. We always see Jackie Smith dropping the ball. Like that’s what lost the game. If he had caught the ball and they kicked the PAT, that would have tied the score. They didn’t get the seven. They got three. We won the ballgame.

I had forgotten about the feeling of being the first team to win three.I guess that’s what makes that so important to me and probably the rest of the group.

STORY OF THE GAME

Terry Bradshaw threw a Super Bowl-record 4 touchdown passes to lead the Steelers to victory. Pittsburgh became the first team to win three Super Bowls, mostly because of Bradshaw’s accurate arm.

Bradshaw, voted the game’s most valuable player, completed 17 of 30 passes for 318 yards, a personal high. Four of those passes went for touchdowns— 2 to John Stallworth and the third, with 26 seconds remaining in the second period, to Rocky Bleier for a 21-14 halftime lead.

The Cowboys scored twice before intermission on Roger Staubach’s 39-yard pass to Tony Hill and a 37-yard fumble return by linebacker Mike Hegman.

The Steelers broke open the contest with 2 touchdowns in a span of 19 seconds midway through the final period. Franco Harris rambled 22 yards up the middle to give the Steelers a 28-17 lead with 7:10 left.

Pittsburgh got the ball right back when Randy White fumbled the kickoff and Dennis Winston recovered for the Steelers. On first down, Bradshaw fired his fourth touchdown pass, an 18-yarder to Lynn Swann to boost the Steelers’ lead to 35-17 with 6:51 to play. The Cowboys refused to let the Steelers run away with the contest. Staubach connected with Billy Joe DuPree on a 7-yard scoring pass with 2:23 left.

Then the Cowboys recovered an onside kick, and Staubach took them in for another score, passing 4 yards to Butch Johnson with 22 seconds remaining. Bleier recovered another onside kick with 17 seconds left to seal the victory for the Steelers.

 

 

NFL STANDINGS

American Football Conference
East Division
W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
8 1 0 .889 0.0 270 98 4-0-0 4-1-0 6-1-0 4-0-0 1 L
6 2 0 .750 1.5 158 131 3-2-0 3-0-0 4-1-0 2-1-0 1 W
1 7 0 .125 6.5 103 256 1-4-0 0-3-0 1-5-0 1-2-0 1 W
1 7 0 .125 6.5 96 211 1-3-0 0-4-0 0-6-0 0-4-0 3 L
West Division
W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
6 3 0 .667 0.0 252 204 2-3-0 4-0-0 4-2-0 2-0-0 1 W
4 4 0 .500 1.5 182 216 3-1-0 1-3-0 2-2-0 1-1-0 1 W
4 5 0 .444 2.0 183 168 2-3-0 2-2-0 2-4-0 0-1-0 2 W
3 6 0 .333 3.0 149 170 2-3-0 1-3-0 3-4-0 1-2-0 1 W
North Division
W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
6 2 0 .750 0.0 251 176 3-1-0 3-1-0 4-2-0 2-1-0 4 W
4 4 0 .500 2.0 176 169 3-2-0 1-2-0 4-2-0 1-1-0 3 W
2 6 0 .250 4.0 152 205 0-3-0 2-3-0 2-3-0 1-0-0 4 L
0 8 0 .000 6.0 124 210 0-3-0 0-5-0 0-4-0 0-2-0 8 L
South Division
W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
6 3 0 .667 0.0 238 191 3-1-0 3-2-0 5-1-0 2-1-0 2 W
5 3 0 .625 0.5 182 177 3-1-0 2-2-0 4-3-0 2-0-0 1 L
4 5 0 .444 2.0 176 189 2-3-0 2-2-0 4-3-0 1-2-0 1 L
4 5 0 .444 2.0 168 165 2-2-0 2-3-0 2-4-0 0-2-0 1 L
National Football Conference
East Division
W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
5 3 0 .625 0.0 227 142 3-1-0 2-2-0 4-2-0 4-0-0 2 W
5 4 0 .556 0.5 224 213 3-1-0 2-3-0 3-4-0 1-1-0 2 W
2 7 0 .222 3.5 176 255 1-4-0 1-3-0 2-5-0 1-2-0 5 L
1 8 0 .111 4.5 108 219 0-4-0 1-4-0 0-6-0 0-3-0 3 L
West Division
W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
8 0 0 1.000 0.0 235 102 3-0-0 5-0-0 5-0-0 2-0-0 8 W
7 2 0 .778 1.5 248 230 3-2-0 4-0-0 4-1-0 2-0-0 2 W
5 3 0 .625 3.0 214 174 2-2-0 3-1-0 3-3-0 0-2-0 2 W
3 5 1 .389 5.0 195 251 1-3-1 2-2-0 2-4-1 0-2-0 2 L
North Division
W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
7 2 0 .778 0.0 226 189 4-1-0 3-1-0 4-1-0 3-0-0 1 L
6 3 0 .667 1.0 234 158 4-0-0 2-3-0 5-2-0 1-2-0 1 L
3 4 1 .438 3.0 204 217 2-2-0 1-2-1 2-2-1 0-2-0 1 L
3 5 0 .375 3.5 142 144 1-3-0 2-2-0 2-3-0 1-1-0 4 L
South Division
W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
7 1 0 .875 0.0 195 156 4-0-0 3-1-0 5-1-0 1-0-0 6 W
5 3 0 .625 2.0 209 204 2-2-0 3-1-0 2-3-0 1-1-0 1 W
2 6 0 .250 5.0 230 252 0-3-0 2-3-0 2-5-0 1-2-0 4 L
1 7 0 .125 6.0 165 250 1-3-0 0-4-0 1-4-0 0-0-0 6 L

 

 

NBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Philadelphia 5 1 .833 2-0 3-1 1-0 3-0 5-1 1 L
Boston 4 1 .800 0.5 3-0 1-1 3-1 4-1 4-1 4 W
Toronto 4 2 .667 1.0 3-0 1-2 0-1 3-2 4-2 1 L
Brooklyn 3 4 .429 2.5 3-2 0-2 1-0 1-2 3-4 1 W
New York 1 6 .143 4.5 1-2 0-4 0-3 1-4 1-6 3 L
Central Divison
W L Pct GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Milwaukee 5 2 .714 2-1 3-1 1-0 3-2 5-2 3 W
Indiana 3 3 .500 1.5 2-1 1-2 2-3 3-3 3-3 3 W
Detroit 3 5 .375 2.5 2-2 1-3 2-1 3-5 3-5 1 L
Cleveland 2 4 .333 2.5 2-1 0-3 2-2 2-3 2-4 2 L
Chicago 2 5 .286 3.0 1-1 1-4 1-2 1-5 2-5 1 L
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Miami 5 1 .833 3-0 2-1 2-0 3-0 5-1 3 W
Charlotte 3 3 .500 2.0 1-1 2-2 1-0 3-3 2 W
Atlanta 2 3 .400 2.5 1-2 1-1 1-2 2-3 2-3 3 L
Orlando 2 4 .333 3.0 2-2 0-2 0-1 2-3 2-4 2 L
Washington 2 4 .333 3.0 1-2 1-2 1-0 2-4 1 W
Western Conference
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Minnesota 4 2 .667 1-1 3-1 4-2 1 L
Denver 4 2 .667 1-1 3-1 1-0 3-2 4-2 1 W
Utah 4 3 .571 0.5 3-0 1-3 1-0 4-3 4-3 2 L
Portland 3 4 .429 1.5 0-2 3-2 1-1 3-3 3-4 2 L
Oklahoma City 2 4 .333 2.0 2-2 0-2 0-2 2-3 2-4 1 W
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
LA Lakers 5 1 .833 3-0 2-1 0-1 4-1 5-1 5 W
Phoenix 5 2 .714 0.5 3-1 2-1 3-0 4-2 5-2 3 W
LA Clippers 5 2 .714 0.5 4-0 1-2 2-1 4-2 5-2 2 W
Sacramento 2 5 .286 3.5 1-3 1-2 0-1 1-4 2-5 2 W
Golden State 2 5 .286 3.5 1-4 1-1 0-2 2-4 2-5 1 W
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Dallas 4 2 .667 1-2 3-0 1-0 2-2 4-2 1 W
San Antonio 4 2 .667 3-1 1-1 2-2 4-2 1 L
Houston 4 3 .571 0.5 2-1 2-2 2-0 3-0 4-3 1 W
Memphis 1 5 .167 3.0 1-3 0-2 0-1 0-3 1-5 3 L
New Orleans 1 6 .143 3.5 1-2 0-4 0-2 1-4 1-6 2 L

 

 

NHL STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
GP W L OTL Pts ROW GF GA Home Road L10
Washington Capitals 16 11 2 3 25 10 64 49 4-1-2 7-1-1 8-1-1
Boston Bruins 14 11 1 2 24 11 52 31 7-0-1 4-1-1 8-0-2
New York Islanders 13 10 3 0 20 9 40 29 6-2-0 4-1-0 9-1-0
Buffalo Sabres 15 9 4 2 20 8 45 40 5-1-1 4-3-1 5-4-1
Carolina Hurricanes 14 9 4 1 19 8 49 38 6-2-0 3-2-1 5-4-1
Florida Panthers 14 7 3 4 18 6 51 51 3-1-1 4-2-3 6-1-3
Pittsburgh Penguins 15 8 6 1 17 8 51 39 5-3-1 3-3-0 5-4-1
Toronto Maple Leafs 15 7 5 3 17 6 53 52 4-2-3 3-3-0 5-3-2

Montreal Canadiens 14 7 5 2 16 6 51 45 3-3-0 4-2-2 6-4-0
10 Philadelphia Flyers 13 6 5 2 14 5 43 45 4-1-1 2-4-1 4-5-1
11 Tampa Bay Lightning 13 6 5 2 14 5 44 47 2-1-1 4-4-1 5-4-1
12 Columbus Blue Jackets 14 5 6 3 13 5 34 50 3-4-1 2-2-2 4-3-3
13 New York Rangers 12 5 6 1 11 5 37 42 3-4-1 2-2-0 3-6-1
14 New Jersey Devils 12 3 5 4 10 3 36 50 2-2-4 1-3-0 3-4-3
15 Ottawa Senators 13 4 8 1 9 4 37 44 3-4-0 1-4-1 4-5-1
16 Detroit Red Wings 16 4 11 1 9 4 34 63 2-5-1 2-6-0 1-8-1
Western Conference
GP W L OTL Pts ROW GF GA Home Road L10
Edmonton Oilers 16 10 4 2 22 9 46 41 5-1-1 5-3-1 5-3-2
St. Louis Blues 15 9 3 3 21 9 47 46 5-1-2 4-2-1 6-2-2
Vancouver Canucks 14 9 3 2 20 7 53 34 4-0-1 5-3-1 7-1-2
Nashville Predators 15 9 4 2 20 9 60 43 6-2-2 3-2-0 6-2-2
Arizona Coyotes 14 9 4 1 19 8 41 30 4-2-0 5-2-1 8-2-0
Colorado Avalanche 14 8 4 2 18 8 48 39 4-2-1 4-2-1 4-4-2
Anaheim Ducks 16 9 6 1 19 9 43 39 6-1-1 3-5-0 5-4-1
Vegas Golden Knights 15 8 5 2 18 6 49 45 4-3-2 4-2-0 5-3-2

Calgary Flames 17 8 7 2 18 6 48 50 4-1-1 4-6-1 5-4-1
10 Winnipeg Jets 15 8 7 0 16 6 43 49 3-4-0 5-3-0 5-5-0
11 Dallas Stars 16 7 8 1 15 7 37 41 4-3-1 3-5-0 6-4-0
12 Chicago Blackhawks 13 4 6 3 11 4 31 40 3-3-2 1-3-1 4-4-2
13 Los Angeles Kings 14 5 9 0 10 5 38 57 3-4-0 2-5-0 3-7-0
14 Minnesota Wild 14 4 9 1 9 4 33 49 3-1-1 1-8-0 4-5-1
15 San Jose Sharks 15 4 10 1 9 4 36 56 2-4-0 2-6-1 3-6-1