MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
#1 Baylor 52 Texas 45
#7 Duke 70 #8 Florida State 65
#24 Texas Tech 88 TCU 42
Colgate 70 Boston University 63
USC Upstate 66 Charleston Southern 52
Radford 81 Winthrop 77
Gardner Webb 86 High Point 55
Hampton 80 UNC Asheville 70
Longwood 57 Campbell 56
South Carolina State 100 Delaware State 86
North Carolina Central 58 Morgan State 57
Bethune Cookman 87 Howard 68
Coppin State 88 Maryland Eastern Shore 67 OT
Florida A&M 79 North Carolina A&T 60
Grambling 80 Alcorn State 71
Alabama State 57 Arkansas Pine Bluff 49
Jackson State 67 Southern 51
Mississippi Valley 67 Alabama A&M 61
Penn State 83 Northern Colorado 71
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBAL TV SCHEDULE
Tuesday, Feb. 11
Penn State at Purdue | 6:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Kentucky at Vanderbilt | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Mississippi State at Ole Miss | 7 p.m. | ESPNU
Fordham at Davidson | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Bowling Green at Akron | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Miami (Ohio) at Toledo | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Western Michigan at Ohio | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
St. Bonaventure at Saint Joseph’s | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Arkansas at Tennessee | 7 p.m. | SEC Network
N.C. State at Syracuse | 7 p.m. | ESPN2
Northern Illinois at Ball State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Rhode Island at Dayton | 7:30 p.m. | CBSSN
North Carolina at Wake Forest | 8 p.m. | ACC Network
Nebraska at Maryland | 8:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Michigan State at Illinois | 9 p.m. | ESPN
Missouri at LSU | 9 p.m. | SEC Network
Notre Dame at Virginia | 9 p.m. | ESPN2
Oklahoma State at Kansas State | 9 p.m. | ESPNU
Utah State at Colorado State | 9:30 p.m. | CBSSN
New Mexico at San Diego State | 11 p.m. | ESPN2
Wednesday, Feb. 12
Creighton at Seton Hall | 6:30 p.m. | FS1
Xavier at Butler | 6:30 p.m. | CBSSN
South Carolina at Georgia | 6:30 p.m. | SEC Network
Kansas at West Virginia | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Alabama at Auburn | 7 p.m. | ESPN2
UConn at SMU | 7 p.m. | ESPNN
George Mason at VCU | 7 p.m. | ESPNU
Richmond at La Salle | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Albany at Hartford | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Rutgers at Ohio State | 7 p.m. | Big Ten Network
The Citadel at East Tennessee State | ESPN+
Western Carolina at UNC Greensboro | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Stony Brook at Binghamton | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
VMI at Chattanooga | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Mercer at Wofford | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Boston College at Miami | 7 p.m. | ACC Network Extra
Maine at UMass Lowell | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
New Hampshire at Vermont | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Canisius at Niagara | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Loyola Chicago at Evansville | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Furman at Samford | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Louisville at Georgia Tech | 8 p.m. | ACC Network
Indiana State at Bradley | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Drake at Missouri State | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Illinois State at UNI | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Southern Illinois at Valparaiso | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Western Illinois at South Dakota | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Temple at Tulane | 8 p.m. | ESPN3
East Carolina at Tulsa | 8 p.m. | ESPN3
Omaha at Oral Roberts | 8 p.m. | ESPN3
Middle Tennessee at UAB | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Marquette at Villanova | 8:30 p.m. | FS1
Houston Baptist at Abilene Christian | 8:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Providence at St. John’s | 8:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Florida at Texas A&M | 8:30 p.m. | SEC Network
Houston at South Florida | 9 p.m. | ESPNU
Clemson at Pitt | 9 p.m. | ACC Network Extra
Iowa State at Oklahoma | 9 p.m. | ESPN2
Michigan at Northwestern | 9 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Nevada at UNLV | 10 p.m. | ESPN3
UC Irvine at UC Riverside | 10 p.m. | ESPN3
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
#1 South Carolina 70 #5 Connecticut 52
#19 Northwestern 85 Michigan State 55
Jackson State 60 Southern 57
Betheune Cookman Howard 59
Morgan State 86 North Carolina Central 79
Coppin State 66 Maryland Eastern Shore 63
Delaware State 76 South Carolina State 64
North Carolina A&T 66 Florida A&M 49
Alabama State 68 Arkansas Pine Bluff 65
Grambling 70 Alcorn State 59
Alabama A&M 75 Mississippi Valley 45
Merrimack 84 Fairleigh Dickinson 66
Mount St. Mary 77 Long Island 57
Liberty 65 Jacksonville 59
LSU 66 Missouri 58
Michigan 77 Minnesota 52
Robert Morris 77 Wagner 35
St. Francis PA 48 Sacred Heart 39
New Jersey Tech 60 N. Florida 56
Bryant 78 St. Francis NY 59
North Alabama 91 Lipscomb 58
Northern Colorado 78 Portland State 51
Charlotte 87 Detroit 76
Brooklyn 160 Indiana 105
Orlando 135 Atlanta 126
Toronto 137 Minnesota 126
Milwaukee 123 Sacramento 111
Utah 123 Dallas 119
Denver 127 San Antonio 120
Miami 113 Golden State 111
LA Lakers 125 Phoenix 100
Philadelphia 4 Florida 1
Arizona 3 Montréal 2
NY Islanders 5 Washington 3
Tampa Bay 2 Columbus 1
Vancouver 6 Nashville 2
Calgary 6 San Jose 2
WRESTLING: NEW CASTLE SEMI-STATE OPENING ROUND PAIRINGS
Bryce Lowery Roncalli, 32-0 vs. Bryson Hale Centerville, 22-2
Dylan Driver Westfield, 28-9, vs. Jake Necessary Richmond, 33-7
Brac Hooper Carmel, 24-3 vs. Jackson Marker Centerville, 34-9
Luke Gonzalez Indianapolis Cathedral, 27-9 vs. Sekaye Maitland Richmond, 26-10
Devin Frazier Centerville, 41-1 vs. Luke Goodwin Southport, 35-4
Logan Bailey Indianapolis Cathedral, 33-1 vs. Josh Miles Cambridge City Lincoln, 27-4
Brady McKivitz Perry Meridian, 29-9 vs. Gabe Phillips Centerville, 21-1
Shane Bates Zionsville, 35-1 vs. Orlan Foster Connersville, 22-13
Eli Fox Lebanon, 21-14 vs. Tyler Vredeveld Centerville, 41-1
Luke Davis Zionsville, 30-5 vs. Javin Payne Hagerstown, 29-11
Leo Calderon Centerville, 36-6 vs. Bradley Harrington North Central (Indianapolis), 41-2
Jacob Huffman Indianapolis Cathedral, 26-10 vs. Guy Shaffer Hagerstown, 25-9
Evan Shafer Connersville, 27-4 vs. Dakota Arvin Westfield, 28-11
Blaine Pierce Richmond, 33-3 vs. Matt Schilling Clinton Prairie, 31-7
Josh Berger Northeastern, 43-2 vs. Kolt Keller Clinton Central, 15-7
Andrew Irick Hamilton Southeastern, 30-1 vs. Robby Pandoli Tri, 25-10
GIRLS REGIONAL PAIRINGS
Crown Point [26-0] vs. Penn [25-2]
Munster [22-5] vs. LaPorte [18-7]
Fishers [23-1] vs. Northwestern [26-0]
Homestead [25-1] vs. Carroll (Fort Wayne) [17-6]
Ben Davis [13-11] vs. Lawrence North [22-4]
New Palestine [18-7] vs. Brownsburg [20-8]
Franklin Central [15-11] vs. East Central [22-5]
Bedford North Lawrence [19-5] vs. Evansville North [20-5]
Mishawaka Marian [22-5] vs. NorthWood [24-3]
Knox [24-1] vs. Lighthouse CPA [16-7]
Norwell [21-4] vs. Winchester [23-3]
Benton Central [24-3] vs. Garrett [16-8]
Indianapolis Ritter [16-9] vs. Brownstown Central [24-3]
Heritage Christian [18-7] vs. Danville [20-5]
Evansville Memorial [22-3] vs. Greensburg [23-3]
Washington [21-3] vs. Salem [22-3]
Andrean [15-12] vs. Bremen [18-7]
South Central (Union Mills) [19-7] vs. Adams Central [19-7]
Eastbrook [12-13] vs. Frankton [18-7]
Lafayette Central Catholic [19-7] vs. Rochester [18-7]
Shenandoah [23-2] vs. South Putnam [18-6]
Triton Central [24-0] vs. Covenant Christian [17-8]
Evansville Mater Dei [10-14] vs. Linton-Stockton [21-5]
Eastern (Pekin) [18-8] vs. North Decatur [14-11]
Fort Wayne Blackhawk [18-7] vs. Morgan Twp. [22-3]
Oregon-Davis [19-4] vs. Pioneer [22-2]
North Vermillion [20-6] vs. Blue River [14-9]
Daleville [11-13] vs. Northfield [19-6]
North Central (Farmersburg) [18-7] vs. Bethesda Christian [18-6]
Greenwood Christian [21-5] vs. Jac-Cen-Del [21-4]
Lanesville [23-3] vs. Trinity Lutheran [24-3]
Tecumseh [18-5] vs. Loogootee [23-2]
AREA BOWLERS RECEIVE POST SEASON HONORS
IHSB ALL TOURNAMENT
Dylan Mollo, Centerville
IHSB ALL REGIONAL
Ashley Crane, Richmond
Jordin Rosser, Richmond
Dylan Mollo, Centerville
Ashley Crane, Richmond (Honorable Mention)
Dylan Mollo, Centerville (First Team)
AP MEN’S BASKETBALL POLL
|1||Baylor 21-1||1583 (48)||1|
|2||Gonzaga 25-1||1546 (15)||2|
|3||Kansas 20-3||1450 (1)||3|
|4||San Diego State 24-0||1422||4|
|8||Florida State 20-3||1170||8|
|10||Seton Hall 18-5||1013||12|
|13||Penn State 18-5||787||22|
|14||West Virginia 18-5||721||13|
|24||Texas Tech 15-8||169||NR|
MEN’S COACHES POLL
|1||Baylor 21-1||786 (19)||1|
|2||Gonzaga 25-1||776 (13)||2|
|4||San Diego State 24-0||712||4|
|8||Florida State 20-3||560||8|
|10||Seton Hall 18-5||502||13|
|13||Penn State 18-5||392||20|
|14||West Virginia 18-5||380||11|
|24||Texas Tech 15-8||92||NR|
|25||Michigan State 16-8||88||14|
MEN’S RPI RANKINGS
|4||West Virginia 18-5||0.6589||4|
|9||Florida State 20-3||0.6479||9|
|10||San Diego State 24-0||0.6411||10|
|13||Seton Hall 18-5||0.6333||13|
|15||Rhode Island 18-5||0.6287||15|
|24||East Tennessee State 21-4||0.6069||24|
MEN’S NET RANKINGS
|1||San Diego State 24-0||()||1|
|9||West Virginia 18-5||()||9|
|11||Michigan State 16-8||()||13|
|12||Seton Hall 18-5||()||12|
|13||Florida State 20-3||()||14|
|19||Penn State 18-5||()||19|
|20||Texas Tech 15-8||()||20|
|21||Ohio State 15-8||()||17|
AP WOMEN’S POLL
|1||South Carolina 22-1||747 (27)||1|
|2||Baylor 21-1||716 (3)||2|
|4||North Carolina State 22-1||624||7|
|6||Mississippi State 22-3||605||8|
|11||Oregon State 19-5||428||9|
|14||Florida State 20-4||368||17|
|16||Texas A&M 18-5||251||16|
|21||South Dakota 22-2||146||22|
|22||Arizona State 16-8||128||19|
|24||Missouri State 20-3||106||24|
WOMEN’S RPI RANKINGS
|2||South Carolina 22-1||0.6912||2|
|4||Missouri State 20-3||0.6723||5|
|9||Mississippi State 22-3||0.6591||13|
|13||North Carolina State 22-1||0.6516||14|
|14||Oregon State 19-5||0.6511||7|
|17||Texas A&M 18-5||0.6435||16|
|18||Central Michigan 18-4||0.6422||18|
|24||Florida State 20-4||0.6257||22|
AP source: MLB considering expanding playoffs to 14 teams
Major League Baseball is considering expanding the playoffs to nearly half the 30 teams and allowing higher-seeded wild-card teams to choose opponents.
The playoffs would grow from 10 clubs to 14 under the plan, first reported Monday by the New York Post. There would be four wild cards in each league, up from two.
Details were confirmed by a person familiar with the proposal who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because MLB did not authorize any public comments. Another person, also speaking on condition of anonymity, said MLB has been looking at several plans.
Any proposal would have to be negotiated with the players’ association. The current collective bargaining agreement runs through the 2021 season.
“Expanding the playoffs in a sensible way is something worth discussing when part of a much more comprehensive conversation about the current state of our game,” union head Tony Clark said in a statement.
Only the division winner with the best regular-season record would advance directly to the Division Series under the plan. The two other division winners and wild-card teams would start in a best-of-three round.
The division winner with the second-best record would choose its opponent from among the three lowest-seeded wild-card teams. The division winner with the third-best record would then get to pick from among the remaining two wild cards. The top wild card would face whichever team is left over after the division winners make their choices.
The selections would be made on a televised show.
MLB long restricted its postseason to just the pennant winners facing each other in the World Series. Postseason teams doubled to four with the split of each league into two divisions in 1969, then to eight with the realignment to three divisions and the addition of a wild card in 1995, a year later than planned due to a players’ strike.
The postseason reached its current 10 with the addition of a second wild card and a wild-card round in 2012.
A postseason of 14 teams would mean 47% of franchises reach the playoffs, which could cause some clubs not to go into rebuilding mode. The players’ association has criticized teams for what it calls “tanking.”
Twelve of the 32 NFL teams (38%) reach the playoffs, along with 16 of 30 in the NBA (53%) and 16 of 31 in the NHL (52%), which expands to 32 franchises next season.
Expanded playoffs would create more content for broadcasters. MLB’s contracts with ESPN and Turner run through 2021 and its deal with Fox goes through 2028.
Trevor Bauer rips ‘joke’ Rob Manfred over proposed MLB playoff changes
MLB is considering some radical changes to its playoff format, and Trevor Bauer is no fan of the proposal.
The Cincinnati Reds pitcher tweeted on Monday night that the proposal was “absurd” for numerous reasons. Bauer directed his ire at Rob Manfred, calling the commissioner a “joke.”
The proposal would include expanding the playoff field to seven teams in each league; giving the top team in each league a bye into the divisional round; having a TV show where teams pick their opponents; and a 3-game series in the first round, where the higher-seeded team hosts all three games.
The good news is MLB is thinking of ways to modify its current system, which needs serious improvement. The problem is the proposal includes some bad ideas, such as a 3-game series (which is too short) where only one team hosts all three (which is unfair).
Bauer needs to share his extended thoughts on the subject, and his suggestion for how to be better. Bauer probably already has issues with Manfred over the way the Astros situation was handled, considering the pitcher has long taken issue with Houston’s methods.
Ex-MLB pitcher Mike Bolsinger files lawsuit against Astros over cheating scandal
The ramifications of the Houston Astros’ illegal sign stealing in 2017 are now headed for the legal system.
Former MLB pitcher Mike Bolsinger, who was a member of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2017, filed a civil lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday. He accuses the Astros of unfair business practices, negligence, and intentional interference with contractual and economic relations.
Bolsinger is not only seeking unspecified damages for himself, but is also seeking to force the Astros to donate the $31 million windfall from their 2017 World Series title to children’s charities and to start a fund benefiting retired players.
Bolsinger was not a high-profile victim of the Astros’ cheating, but his story is a sad one. He faced Houston on Aug. 4, 2017, allowing four runs on four hits and three walks in only a third of an inning. He was demoted after that game, and has not pitched in the majors since. Analysis by Astros fan Tony Adams indicates that there were 54 audible trash can bangs in that game, including on 12 of the 29 pitches Bolsinger threw.
“I don’t know if I’ve had a worse outing in my professional career,” Bolsinger told Nancy Armour of USA Today. “I remember saying, ‘It was like they knew what I was throwing. They’re laying off pitches they weren’t laying off before. It’s like they knew what was coming.’ That was the thought in my head.”
Bolsinger said he wants to send a message to youth that they can succeed without cheating, and added that he feels MLB’s punishment was far too lenient considering the benefits the organization received from their cheating.
“I don’t think the punishment has fit the crime,” Bolsinger said. “And let’s be honest, all these guys are going to get managing jobs again. … Guys like us that were cheated? I don’t have a job. I’m not playing.”
The Astros will likely argue that Bolsinger’s 4.92 career ERA indicates that his one outing against them was never going to make or break his career, but it’s easy to see why he feels like he got a raw deal. Had he been able to pitch against the Astros on a fair playing field, perhaps he would not have been demoted and had a chance to prove himself to the Blue Jays for the rest of that season. It’s also easy to see why he thinks the Astros got off easily. He’s surely not the only player whose career was negatively impacted by what the Astros were doing, though there is a reason that the players came away from the whole affair unscathed in terms of league punishment. Bolsinger’s legal action may be a longshot, but it will be interesting to see where it goes and if it leads to any new information coming out about what Houston did.
Angels’ Taylor Cole still upset over Astros cheating, possible buzzer usage
Los Angeles Angels reliever Taylor Cole is not satisfied with MLB’s handling of the Houston Astros cheating scandal.
Cole posted a note on Instagram Monday where he talked about former Astros manager A.J. Hinch’s interview with MLB Network that aired on Friday. Hinch, who was suspended a season as punishment for his role in the scandal, was later fired by the Astros.
The manager spoke with Tom Verducci and offered a troubling non-denial when asked about the electronic buzzers.
Cole addressed that matter in his Instagram post and said he wants more investigation by the league into that possibility.
“After listening to this interview with AJ Hinch, the former manager of the Astros, I couldn’t help but wonder why when asked about whether the team used buzzers this past season that he didn’t answer with a clear cut “no”. Instead he mentioned that Major League Baseball did an investigation and found nothing. I believe the MLB needs to further the investigation into the buzzers. Every player I’ve talked to believes they were using them, not to mention all the reports that have come out on it. In the interview, Hinch said he hit the monitors with a bat in two separate situations indicating he wasn’t okay with it, but never had a team meeting about it and never told the guys to stop when he heard the banging in the dugout of the relaying of signs. Doesn’t sound like someone that was wanting this to stop as he was benefiting in a major way while players jobs were being derailed and families lives affected. One year seems like a nice bargain if you ask me. I also have reason to believe it happened in the Astros minor league system as well which is never talked about”.
There were rumors about Astros players being signaled pitches via electronic buzzers, with some videos of Jose Altuve heightening the public’s suspicion. MLB said in response to the rumors that they investigated but did not find enough evidence to substantiate the claims. Clearly that’s not enough for Cole, especially after seeing Hinch’s non-denial.
Keep in mind this about Cole: the 30-year-old had a 5.92 ERA last season. He faced the Astros more than any team and allowed 8 runs and 14 hits over 9.2 innings against them — a 7.45 ERA. He’s angry because he struggled against them and now has to wonder whether they were cheating to have an edge against him. He’s not the only one who is rightfully going after Houston about this.
Ahmed, D-backs agree to $32.5 million, 4-year deal
The Arizona Diamondbacks capped a busy offseason by locking down their two-time Gold Glove shortstop, who has slowly turned into a solid offensive threat.
The D-backs announced Monday that they’ve agreed to a $32.5 million, four-year deal with Nick Ahmed that runs through the 2023 season. The 29-year-old Ahmed was eligible for salary arbitration and had his hearing scheduled for Wednesday, but that won’t be needed thanks to the deal.
Ahmed said his comfort in Arizona – along with the team’s offseason moves that included adding pitcher Madison Bumgarner and outfielder Kole Calhoun – made staying with the Diamondbacks very appealing.
“At the end of the day, I’d rather be here than anywhere else,” Ahmed said. “They presented me with an opportunity, I thought long and hard about it, and I took advantage of the opportunity.”
Ahmed has had a reputation as an elite defensive shortstop since his debut with the D-backs in 2014 and has steadily improved his hitting. He hit a career-high .254 last season with 19 homers and 82 RBIs in 158 games.
“We believe in him as an offensive player and a defensive player,” Arizona GM Mike Hazen said. “Sometimes he gets overshadowed as an offensive player because his defense is so elite, but we see the combination. He crushes lefties, he has power.”
The D-backs hope Ahmed can anchor the middle of the team’s defense along with Ketel Marte, who will likely split time between second base and center field. Ahmed won his Gold Gloves in each of the past two seasons.
Ahmed’s signing caps an active few months for the D-backs’ front office. The moves include signing Bumgarner (five years, $85 million) and Calhoun (two years, $16 million), re-signing outfielder David Peralta (three years, $22 million) and acquiring outfielder Starling Marte in a trade.
The Diamondbacks hope those moves can help them compete in the NL West, though they’re still chasing the Los Angeles Dodgers, who won 106 games last season and are adding star outfielder Mookie Betts. The Diamondbacks finished with an 85-77 record last year.
Hazen said the Dodgers have earned all the respect they get and remain a formidable opponent, but he’s pleased with the moves Arizona has made.
Report: Angels backed out of proposed Joc Pederson trade
The Los Angeles Angels seemingly had a chance to pull off a trade to land two solid pieces without giving up much, but were the ones who backed out of that opportunity.
According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Angels, not the Los Angeles Dodgers, were the team that pulled the plug on a proposed deal that would have seen them acquire Joc Pederson and Ross Stripling for infielder Luis Rengifo. This apparently happened because Angels owner Arte Moreno grew impatient over the delay in the Mookie Betts trade, and the Dodgers did not feel strongly enough about the deal to try to revive it.
It’s understandable why Moreno would have grown frustrated with how slowly things were going, but it seems rather pointless to have pulled out. If it’s true that he could have had the deal done by now had he just sat tight, it’s just a very strange series of decisions.
While Stripling may not mind what happened, it still makes sense for both him and Pederson to be shopped around. It would save the Dodgers money, and neither player has a clear role on the team in 2020. Don’t be surprised if Pederson’s name in particular is the subject of more trade rumors in the days to come.
Jones, Goldwire help No. 7 Duke beat No. 8 FSU 70-65
Seventh-ranked Duke had just followed a wild overtime win against its fiercest rival by battling through the final minutes of a close game to beat eighth-ranked Florida State when coach Mike Krzyzewski paused on his way off the court.
The Hall of Famer turned back in the direction of the “Cameron Crazies” and motioned for them to make even more noise, seeking even more of a tribute for his young team after Monday’s 70-65 win.
“This has been an incredible 48 hours for our team,” Krzyzewski said. “I’ve got good guys, man. I’ve got really good kids.”
It was only two days earlier that the Blue Devils (21-3, 11-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) had rallied from 13 down late in regulation and earned an emotionally draining road win at North Carolina, a game that saw them rally from 13 down late in regulation and get buzzer-beating shots to force overtime and later to win.
They returned home to face a team tied with them for second in the ACC, one game back in the loss column of fifth-ranked Louisville. And despite a turnover-heavy performance, the Blue Devils did enough down the stretch – a key rebound here, a defensive stop there – to beat the Seminoles (20-4, 10-3).
“Not many teams would’ve won tonight after Saturday,” Krzyzewski said. “I’m so damn proud of them, man. I wish you could feel what I feel.”
Tre Jones had 13 points for the Blue Devils, who shot 45% and hit 7 of 17 3-pointers to overcome 21 turnovers. Their defense also gave FSU tough looks and forced Trent Forrest to carry the offensive burden for much of the night for the Seminoles.
Forrest finished with 18 points, nine rebounds and eight steals to lead the Seminoles (20-4, 10-3), who shot just 38% and misfired from both the arc and the foul line.
“You’re going to have games like this,” FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said, adding: “We don’t always hit on all cylinders. This is part of the journey and part of the process. You learn from it and you move on.”
Baylor beats Texas for 21st straight Big 12 victory
With No. 1 Baylor’s offense struggling, the team’s defense locked in and helped the Bears win again.
Baylor, producing its lowest point total of the season, beat Texas 52-45 Monday night for its 21st straight victory – one short of the Big 12 record set by Kansas in 1997.
Baylor leads the Big 12 in scoring defense and ranks third in field goal defense. The Bears rank fourth nationally in kenpom.com’s defensive efficiency ratings.
“Defensively, they are phenomenal,” Texas coach Shaka Smart said. “They have such a physicality about them.”
MaCio Teague scored 11 points, and Devonte Bandoo added 10 for the Bears.
Baylor (22-1, 11-0 Big 12) wrested control with a 13-0 push that put the Bears ahead 42-27 with 9:28 remaining.
“That was the difference in the game,” Smart said.
Five players scored for Baylor during that stretch.
“We share the ball,” Teague said.
Texas helped out with three turnovers and failed to score for a period of 5:06.
Matt Coleman led Texas with 11 points, and Andrew Jones scored 10. Texas shot a season low 30.5% from the field, missing 14 of 17 3-point attempts.
“We missed a lot of good shots,” Texas guard Courtney Ramey said.
Texas (14-10, 4-7), which is 0-11 all-time against No. 1 ranked teams, trailed by 16 with less than seven minutes left. Then Coleman and Jones hit consecutive 3-pointers, and Jones made a three-point play and suddenly the Longhorns found themselves down by seven.
But Jared Butler responded by making an open 3-pointer with 4:49 left after Baylor navigated through Texas’ defensive press. A big shot on a night when the Bears hit just 34 percent.
Defense might carry the Bears, but they made some critical plays on offense as well.
“Great chemistry, great leadership,” coach Scott Drew said. “They trust each the other. Each of them making plays for each other, because they know if they have good looks, they’ll knock them down.”
Baylor led 22-16 after a first half of inept offense. The Bears shot 34.5% from the field, including 2 for 8 on 3-pointers, and missed on their only free throw attempt.
Texas was even worse, converting 24 percent, missing 5 of 6 3-pointers and 3 of 4 free throws while. The Longhorns also committed seven turnovers while producing their lowest point total in a half this season and the fewest against Baylor.
“They deserve a lot of credit,” Smart said. “They defended.”
PURDUE MEN’S BB:Purdue Faces No. 13 Penn State on Tuesday in Mackey
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue (14-10, 7-6) looks for its fourth win in a row when a surging Penn State (18-5, 8-4) squad visits Mackey Arena. Kevin Kugler and Shon Morris will handle the broadcast on BTN, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET. On the radio, Rob Blackman, Larry Clisby and Ralph Taylor will have the call courtside on the Purdue Radio Network and TuneIn.com, beginning with the Purdue Basketball Pregame Show at 5:30 p.m. ET. Live stats will be available on PurdueSports.com.
• Purdue owns a 39-12 series lead against Penn State, having won nine straight games against the Nittany Lions. Six of those nine wins have come by single-digits, including three wins in overtime.
• Penn State enters the game as one of the hottest teams in America, having won six straight games and jumping from No. 22 to No. 13 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll. This meeting will mark the first time in the 52 games all time that an unranked Purdue team will face a ranked PSU squad.
• With seven regular-season games left, five of Purdue’s seven opponents are either nationally-ranked or receiving votes. As it currently stands, four of the last seven opponents will be quad-1 opportunities with Michigan (32) and Rutgers (31) just sitting outside the top-30 (home game).
• In Purdue victories, the Boilermakers have five players averaging at least 9.6 points per game and are shooting 48.3 percent from the field and 40.2 percent from long range. In Purdue losses, Purdue has only four players averaging at least 7.0 points per game and are shooting 35.5 percent from the field and 27.2 percent from long distance.
• Purdue has had at least a four-game Big Ten winning streak in eight of the last 12 years. A win over Penn State would be Purdue’s fourth straight.
• Purdue is 13-0 this year and 33-1 since the start of last year when shooting a higher field goal percentage than its opponent. The lone loss came to Virginia in last year’s Elite Eight. The Boilermakers are 1-10 when shooting a lower field goal percentage than its opponent (win vs. VCU).
• Since the 2014-15 season, Purdue is 28-9 (.757) during the month of February. Since the 2016-17 campaign, the Boilermakers are 20-5 (.800) during the month of February. The Boilermakers have won seven straight games in the month by an average of 12.2 points per game.
• Purdue freshmen and sophomores have combined for 974 points this year (40.6 PPG), accounting for 58.8 percent of Purdue’s scoring this year.
• Purdue is 9-1 when scoring at least 70 points this year (loss to Michigan), but is just 5-9 when being held under 70 points.
• Over the last three games, Purdue is shooting 52.1 percent from the field and 48.6 percent from 3-point range. The Boilermakers have six players averaging at least 9.0 points per game.
• Purdue’s four wins over AP Top 25 programs this year are tied for the third most in the country.
BALL STATE MBB: Cardinals Welcome Both MAC Leaders This Week, Starting Tuesday with Red-Hot NIU
(BALL STATE RELEASE)
Ball State (13-10, 6-4 MAC) vs. Northern Illinois (15-9, 8-3 MAC)
Tuesday, Feb. 11 (7 p.m. ET)
Muncie, Ind. (Worthen Arena)
Setting the Stage
- Ball State will host both MAC division leaders this week at Worthen Arena, starting with Tuesday’s tilt against West frontrunner Northern Illinois. Bowling Green, which leads the East Division and the overall league race, comes to town Saturday. The Cardinals have played six of their past eight games on the road and will now play five of their next seven at home where they are 4-0 in conference play.
- Northern Illinois is the only remaining MAC team Ball State has not yet seen this season. The Huskies are the hottest team in the MAC, having won six in a row. Last week, NIU won at Toledo and defeated Kent State at home. Ball State is coming off a 68-64 setback to a hot-shooting Western Michigan team Saturday on the road. The Cardinals had won two in a row before that.
- Tuesday’s meeting is the first of two in the season’s final month between Ball State and Northern Illinois. The teams will close the regular season against each other March 6 in DeKalb, Illinois.
- Ball State and Northern Illinois have split 10 meetings evenly over the past five seasons. Each team won on the other’s home court last year, with the Cardinals edging NIU 72-71 in DeKalb and the Huskies returning the favor with a 64-57 win in Muncie.
- Ball State’s Tahjai Teague averaged 14.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in last season’s two meetings with NIU. He has scored at least 13 points in each of the past four contests against the Huskies.
- Tuesday’s matchup pits the MAC’s top two scoring defenses in league play. The Cardinals are allowing 62.8 points per game, while the Huskies are surrendering 63.3. NIU is holding opponents to 38.7 percent shooting in conference play, the best of any MAC team.
- Northern Illinois features the MAC’s top scorer in senior guard Eugene German at 20.1 points per game. He is the only NIU player averaging double figures. German, who recently surpassed 2,000 points for his career, ranks ninth among active D-I players in scoring.
- Ball State’s conference opponents were shooting 40.1 percent from the floor entering Saturday’s game at Western Michigan. The Broncos managed to shoot 61.9 percent (26-of-42), becoming the first BSU opponent since Ohio in 2015 (61.7 percent) to crack the 60 percent mark.
- Ball State’s 12 3-pointers as a team at Western Michigan were the most the Cardinals have made in a MAC game this season.
- Freshman guard Luke Bumbalough snapped out of a shooting slump at Western Michigan, hitting 5-of-8 from 3-point range. He had been 1-of-15 over the previous three games. Bumbalough has made at least four 3-pointers in a game five games this year.
- Redshirt freshman Jarron Coleman has scored double figures in the past five games and ranks second on the team at 11.6 points per game during that stretch. During conference play, Coleman ranks second on the team at 5.0 rebounds per game from his point guard position.
- Tahjai Teague has moved into fifth place on Ball State’s career rebounding chart with 892. Next up on the list is former teammate Trey Moses at 905. Teague also needs 21 more points to crack the top 10 on BSU’s all-time list. He also ranks third in blocks (124) and seventh in steals (151) in program history.
Preseason No. 1 Michigan St out of Top 25; Baylor atop poll
The NCAA initial rankings had little impact at the top of the AP Top 25, but a three-game losing streak knocked preseason No. 1 Michigan State out of the poll.
Baylor remained No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll released Monday, two days after being the top overall seed in the NCAA Division I Basketball Committee’s preliminary rankings. The Bears received 48 first-place votes from a 64-person media panel.
Gonzaga remained at No. 2 and received 15 first-place votes despite being the No. 3 overall seed behind Kansas in the NCAA rankings released Saturday.
The Jayhawks had one first-place vote and San Diego State, the lone remaining undefeated team in Division I, stayed at No. 4 after being slotted as the No. 1 seed in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament.
Louisville remained No. 5 during a week in which No. 10 Seton Hall, which moved up two places, was the only addition to the top 10.
The biggest change: Preseason No. 1 Michigan State dropped out of the poll from No. 16, thanks to a three-game losing streak.
The Spartans have struggled with Joshua Langford out because of a foot injury and star Cassius Winston grieving after his brother was killed just before the season started.
Michigan State lost to rival Michigan on Saturday to become the first team since Kentucky in 2013-14 to drop out of the poll after being the preseason No. 1.
“We’ve been in every game but one,” Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. “And yet, we get close like that, cut big leads … it’s almost like we go brain dead then, and that’s got to change.”
The NCAA created the initial rankings as a sneak peek into the selection process ahead of Selection Sunday on March 13.
The basketball committee had Baylor (21-1, 10-0 Big 12) as the No. 1 seed in the South Region based on games through Friday. The Bears beat Oklahoma State 78-70 on Saturday and became the first team in this season of parity to remain at No. 1 four straight weeks.
Baylor is the first Big 12 team since Kansas in 2008 to win 20 consecutive games and has its longest conference winning streak since opening 10-0 in 1948.
The NCAA slotted Kansas as the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region and the Jayhawks followed with a 14-point victory over TCU on Saturday.
Gonzaga, the No. 1 seed in the West, turned its rivalry game against Saint Mary’s into a laugher, handing the Gaels their worst home loss in 19 years with a 90-60 victory in Moraga. The Zags have won 17 straight since losing to Michigan on Nov. 29.
San Diego State earned a No. 1 seed from the NCAA, but because the Aztecs were slotted behind Gonzaga, they were No. 1 in the East Region across the country in New York.
No. 10 Seton Hall has matched its highest ranking since climbing to No. 7 in 2000-01.
Myles Powell and a huge win over then-No. 10 Villanova had something to do with it.
Powell, a senior, has lived up to the billing as one of college basketball’s best players this season, averaging 21.9 points and 4.8 assists. He had 19 points in the Pirates’ 70-64 victory over Villanova, snapping a 17-game road losing streak to the Wildcats.
Seton Hall moved up two spots to slide into the top 10 for the second time this season.
ROARING NITTANY LIONS
Penn State was given little chance in a loaded Big Ten before the season, picked to finish ninth in the preseason poll.
The Nittany Lions have proven the skeptics wrong so far, stretching their winning streak to six games with wins over then-No. 16 Michigan State and Minnesota.
Penn State had the week’s biggest climb in the AP Top 25, moving up nine spots to No. 13, its highest ranking since 1995-96.
Marquette is ranked for the first time this season, climbing to No. 18 after routing No. 19 Butler.
Texas Tech returned to the AP Top 25 following a two-week absence, moving in at No. 24 following victories over Oklahoma and Texas.
Arizona dropped out from No. 23 after a home loss to UCLA on Saturday.
Colorado had the biggest climb behind Penn State, moving up eight spots to No. 16 following wins over California and Stanford. Houston was up five places to No. 20.
LSU dropped eight places to No. 25 after losses to Vanderbilt and No. 11 Auburn. No. 15 Villanova fell five places.
NFL exploring possibility of using flex scheduling for ‘Monday Night Football’
The NFL has taken steps over the past several years to give fans a better chance of seeing meaningful games in primetime slots, and the league wants to be able to do that with games played on both Monday and Sunday nights.
In 2006, the NFL implemented flexible scheduling that allows for better matchups to be featured on “Sunday Night Football”. Games between Week 5-17 can be affected by flex scheduling, though only two matchups total can be flexed between Week 5 and Week 10. After that, the NFL tries assure that the Sunday night game has some sort of playoff implication.
According to Ben Fischer and John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, the NFL recently asked teams for feedback on the possibility of expanding flex scheduling to include Monday night games as well. That would mean games that are scheduled for Sunday could be moved to Monday, and vice versa. The goal would be for “Monday Night Football” to feature more meaningful matchups later in the season, though the issue is obviously more complicated than moving teams from one Sunday time slot to another Sunday time slot.
Flexing games from Sunday to Monday and vice versa would have travel implications, which would be a concern for teams. There would also likely be backlash from fans who planned to attend games, as that would greatly impact their schedules if they bought tickets in advance. That said, the NFL is obviously looking into the possibly of Monday night flexing because they believe ratings could improve, and the goal would be giving fans more primetime matchups that they want to see.
The NFL’s current media rights deal runs through the 2022 season, so any major change like Monday flex scheduling would not take effect for a few more years. However, SBJ reports that ESPN has been pushing to incorporate flex scheduling as part of its next “Monday Night Football” deal, and the network has offered to broadcast games on fellow Disney-owned station ABC again if it happens.
ESPN is reportedly preparing to make a massive contract offer to Tony Romo, and that number may even increase if flex scheduling is on the horizon for “Monday Night Football.” If the network believes it is going to happen, that would almost certainly mean better ratings down the road.
AP Source: Browns star Garrett meets with NFL about return
Suspended Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett met Monday with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss his possible reinstatement, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press.
Garrett, who was banned indefinitely for ripping off Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and hitting him over the head with it during the closing seconds of a Nov. 15 game, discussed his situation with Goodell and other league officials in New York, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the meeting.
There is no timetable for Garrett’s return. However, he has expressed remorse for his conduct, and his meeting with Goodell was a necessary step in order to get back on the field in 2020.
Garrett’s suspension ended the 24-year-old’s season and was a major blow for the Browns. They went 2-4 in the final six games without their sacks leader and finished 6-10.
Once Garrett is cleared, he’ll be able to take part in the Browns’ offseason program under new coach Kevin Stefanski. Garrett was allowed back at the Browns’ facility toward the end of the season to rehab an injury.
The No. 1 overall pick in 2017, Garrett has had an exemplary record since joining the league, and his actions toward Rudolph were uncharacteristic. He appealed his suspension, but it was upheld by independent officer James Thrash despite Garrett’s allegation that Rudolph used a racial slur.
Garrett’s attack on Rudolph came after the two wrestled on the field as the Browns were closing out a rare win over their AFC North rival, and it touched off a brawl involving several other players.
Steelers guard Maurkice Pouncey received a three-game suspension – it was later reduced to two – for hitting and kicking Garrett, and Browns defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi got a one-game ban for shoving a helmet-less Rudolph to the ground.
The league also fined the Browns and Steelers $250,000 apiece and handed out penalties to players for leaving the bench area and coming onto the field.
Chargers QB Rivers will enter free agency after 16 seasons
Philip Rivers’ 16-year career with the Chargers has come to an end.
The franchise announced Monday that Rivers will enter free agency and won’t return to Los Angeles for the upcoming season. General manager Tom Telesco said in a statement that as they talked through various scenarios with Rivers, it became apparent it would be best for both “to turn the page on what has truly been a remarkable run.”
Rivers’ future in powder blue was the main storyline late in the season after the Chargers were eliminated from postseason consideration. He said during the final weeks that he intended to play in 2020, even if that meant going to another team.
The 38-year old Rivers was emotional and in a reflective mood after the Chargers’ 31-21 loss to Kansas City in the season finale. He acknowledged it would be weird to be in another uniform but didn’t think it would be much of an adjustment.
Los Angeles made the playoffs in 2018 but was 5-11 this season with nine losses by one score. The seven-win decline was the worst dropoff in the league in 2019 and the second biggest in franchise history. Rivers’ 4,615 passing yards were fourth in the league, but his 20 interceptions were third most and just one off tying a career high.
Rivers moved his family to Florida last month from their longtime home in San Diego. He commuted between the team’s Orange County headquarters and San Diego since the franchise moved in 2017.
“I am very grateful to the Spanos family and the Chargers organization for the last 16 years,” Rivers said in a statement. “In anything you do, it’s the people you do it with that make it special. There are so many relationships and memories with coaches, support staff and teammates that will last forever, and for that I am so thankful. We had a lot of great moments, beginning in San Diego and then finishing in LA. I wish my teammates and coaches nothing but the best moving forward.”
Rivers was selected fourth overall by the New York Giants in the 2004 draft but was traded to the Chargers in a draft day deal for Eli Manning, who announced his retirement last month. Rivers went on to set 30 franchise records with the Chargers and was an eight-time selection to the Pro Bowl. He also led the Chargers to the playoffs six times but only twice since 2010.
His 224 consecutive regular-season starts are second-most among quarterbacks in NFL history and his 123 wins are ninth. He is one of six quarterbacks to eclipse 50,000 career yards and his 397 touchdowns are sixth.
“I’ve said before that Philip can still compete at a top-starter level and, in a perfect world, number 17 is your quarterback forever. Obviously, we live in an imperfect world where the only constant is change,” Telesco said. “I think Philip’s tremendous perspective, both when it comes to football and when it comes to life, helped lend clarity to a very complex situation.”
The Chargers have plenty of questions that need to be answered during the offseason as they prepare to move into SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. They have the sixth pick in the draft in what looks to be a deep quarterback class that includes LSU’s Joe Burrow, Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and Oregon’s Justin Herbert. The Rivers announcement comes two weeks before the NFL scouting combine begins in Indianapolis.
Ravens, safety Chuck Clark agree to 3-year extension
The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to a three-year contract extension with safety Chuck Clark, who had a career-high 12 starts in 2019 and led the team with 68 tackles.
“Chuck is a great story about hard work, patience, preparation and passion,” general manager Eric DeCosta said. “He waited for his chance and seized the opportunity. He’s the type of player we want on our defense for a long time.”
The 24-year-old Clark was set to enter the final season of his rookie contract in 2020. Selected in the sixth round of the 2017 draft out of Virginia Tech, he spent his first two NFL seasons playing on special teams and serving as backup on defense before enjoying a breakthrough year for a Ravens team that won the AFC North with a 14-2 record.
After becoming a fixture in the starting lineup, Clark took over the defensive communication helmet and played a key role in leading the unit.
Clark had 43 solo tackles, an interception, two forced fumbles and a sack in 2019.
Rams announce hiring of 3 new coordinators on McVay’s staff
The Los Angeles Rams have hired Denver outside linebackers coach Brandon Staley as their new defensive coordinator.
The Rams also announced the hirings of offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell and special teams coordinator John Bonamego on Monday.
The three key members of Sean McVay’s coaching staff will be formally introduced Wednesday, nearly a month after Staley got the job.
The 37-year-old Staley is an unorthodox choice to replace NFL veteran Wade Phillips, who was fired by McVay last month after the Rams missed the playoffs despite finishing 9-7.
Staley has only three years of NFL experience and has never held a coaching position with nearly as much prominence as his new job with the Rams. Before he spent last season with the Broncos and the previous two seasons in the same job with the Chicago Bears, he was a defensive coordinator at Division III John Carroll and FCS school James Madison.
O’Connell is the Rams’ first offensive coordinator since McVay’s rookie season in 2017, when current Green Bay coach Matt LaFleur had the job. McVay calls Los Angeles’ plays himself, and he split the coordinator duties between assistants Shane Waldron and Aaron Kromer last season.
The 34-year-old O’Connell is a former journeyman NFL quarterback who spent the past three seasons on the Washington Redskins’ staff, including last season as their offensive coordinator. He has also been a quarterbacks coach for Cleveland and Washington.
Bonamego replaces John Fassell, who left the Rams’ staff after eight seasons to join the Dallas Cowboys.
Bonamego has been a special teams coordinator for 13 seasons during seven stints with five different NFL teams over the past two decades, most recently with the Detroit Lions last year. He also had a four-year stint as Central Michigan’s head coach from 2015-18.
NFL COMBINE INVITEES
|Kevin Davidson||QB||Princeton||Ivy League|
|Anthony Gordon||QB||Washington St.||Pac-12|
|Jalen Hurts||QB||Oklahoma||Big 12|
|Brian Lewerke||QB||Michigan St.||Big Ten|
|Jordan Love||QB||Utah St.||Mountain West|
|Jake Lyton||QB||Oregon St.||Pac-12|
|Cole McDonald||QB||Hawaii||Mountain West|
|James Morgan||QB||Florida International||Conference USA|
|Shea Patterson||QB||Michigan||Big Ten|
|Nate Stanley||QB||Iowa||Big Ten|
|Cam Akers||RB||Florida St.||ACC|
|Jet Anderson||RB||TCU||Big 12|
|LeVante Bellamy||RB||Western Michigan||Mid-American|
|Eno Benjamin||RB||Arizona State||Pac-12|
|Raymond Calais||RB||Louisiana-Lafayette||Sun Belt|
|AJ Dillon||RB||Boston College||ACC|
|J.K. Dobbins||RB||Ohio St.||Big Ten|
|Rico Dowdle||RB||South Carolina||SEC|
|Darrynton Evans||RB||Appalachian St.||Sun Belt|
|JaMycal Hasty||RB||Baylor||Big 12|
|Tony Jones||RB||Notre Dame||IA Independents|
|Javon Leake||RB||Maryland||Big Ten|
|Benny LeMay||RB||Charlotte||Conference USA|
|Anthony McFarland||RB||Maryland||Big Ten|
|Sewo Olonilua||RB||TCU||Big 12|
|James Robinson||RB||Illinois St.||Missouri Valley|
|Jonathan Taylor||RB||Wisconsin||Big Ten|
|Brandon Aiyuk||WR||Arizona State||Pac-12|
|Omar Bayless||WR||Arkansas State||Sun Belt|
|Quintez Cephus||WR||Wisconsin||Big Ten|
|Chase Claypool||WR||Notre Dame||IA Independents|
|Isaiah Coulter||WR||Rhode Island||CAA|
|Gabriel Davis||WR||Central Florida||AAC|
|Quartney Davis||WR||Texas A&M||SEC|
|Devin Duvernay||WR||Texas||Big 12|
|Bryan Edwards||WR||South Carolina||SEC|
|Chris Finke||WR||Notre Dame||IA Independents|
|Antonio Gandy-Golden||WR||Liberty||Big South|
|Stephen Guildry||WR||Mississippi St.||SEC|
|KJ Hamler||WR||Penn St.||Big Ten|
|John Hightower||WR||Boise St.||Mountain West|
|K.J. Hill||WR||Ohio State||Big Ten|
|Isaiah Hodgins||WR||Oregon St.||Pac-12|
|Collin Johnson||WR||Texas||Big 12|
|Tyler Johnson||WR||Minnesota||Big Ten|
|CeeDee Lamb||WR||Oklahoma||Big 12|
|Austin Mack||WR||Ohio St.||Big Ten|
|Denzel Mims||WR||Baylor||Big 12|
|Aaron Parker||WR||Rhode Island||CAA|
|Dezmon Patmon||WR||Washington St.||Pac-12|
|Donovan Peoples-Jones||WR||Michigan||Big Ten|
|Jalen Reagon||WR||TCU||Big 12|
|Kendrick Rogers||WR||Texas A&M||SEC|
|Henry Ruggs III||WR||Alabama||SEC|
|Laviska Shenault Jr.||WR||Colorado||Pac-12|
|Darrell Stewart||WR||Michigan St.||Big Ten|
|Ben Victor||WR||Ohio St.||Big Ten|
|Quez Watkins||WR||Southern Miss||Conference USA|
|Cody White||WR||Michigan St.||Big Ten|
|Harrison Bryant||TE||Florida Atlantic||Conference USA|
|Brycen Hopkins||TE||Purdue||Big Ten|
|Dalton Keene||TE||Virginia Tech||ACC|
|Cole Kmet||TE||Notre Dame||IA Independents|
|Sean McKeon||TE||Michigan||Big Ten|
|Charlie Taumoepeau||TE||Portland St.||Big Sky|
|Mitchell Wilcox||TE||South Florida||AAC|
|Hakeem Adeniji||OL||Kansas||Big 12|
|Ben Bartch||OL||St. Johns (MN)||Minnesota Intercollegiate|
|Tyler Biadasz||OL||Wisconsin||Big Ten|
|Ben Bredeson||OL||Michigan||Big Ten|
|Cohl Cabral||OL||Arizona State||Pac-12|
|Cameron Clark||OL||Charlotte||Conference USA|
|Ezra Cleveland||OL||Boise St.||Mountain West|
|Charlie Heck||OL||North Carolina||ACC|
|Justin Herron||OL||Wake Forest||ACC|
|Robert Hunt||OL||Louisiana-Lafayette||Sun Belt|
|Keith Ismael||OL||San Diego St.||Mountain West|
|Cordel Iwuagwu||OL||TCU||Big 12|
|Jonah Jackson||OL||Ohio St.||Big Ten|
|Colton McKivitz||OL||West Virginia||Big 12|
|John Molchon||OL||Boise St.||Mountain West|
|Kyle Murphy||OL||Rhode Island||CAA|
|Netane Muti||OL||Fresno St.||Mountain West|
|Lucas Niang||OL||TCU||Big 12|
|Mike Onwenu||OL||Michigan||Big Ten|
|Tyre Phillips||OL||Mississippi St.||SEC|
|Danny Pinter||OL||Ball St.||Mid-American|
|Cesar Ruiz||OL||Michigan||Big Ten|
|Jon Runyan||OL||Michigan||Big Ten|
|Terence Steele||OL||Texas Tech||Big 12|
|Simon Stepaniak||OL||Indiana||Big Ten|
|Alex Taylor||OL||South Carolina St.||MEAC|
|Prince Tega Wanogho||OL||Auburn||SEC|
|Darryl Williams||OL||Mississippi St.||SEC|
|Tristan Wirfs||OL||Iowa||Big Ten|
|Ross Blacklock||DL||TCU||Big 12|
|Darrion Daniels||DL||Nebraska||Big Ten|
|Carlos Davis||DL||Nebraska||Big Ten|
|Khalil Davis||DL||Nebraska||Big Ten|
|A.J. Epenesa||DL||Iowa||Big Ten|
|Neville Gallimore||DL||Oklahoma||Big 12|
|Yetur Gross-Matos||DL||Penn St.||Big Ten|
|DaVon Hamilton||DL||Ohio St.||Big Ten|
|LaDarius Hamilton||DL||North Texas||Conference USA|
|Alex Highsmith||DL||Charlotte||Conference USA|
|Khalid Kareem||DL||Notre Dame||IA Independents|
|Javon Kinlaw||DL||South Carolina||SEC|
|Rashard Lawrence II||DL||LSU||SEC|
|James Lynch||DL||Baylor||Big 12|
|Justin Madubuike||DL||Texas A&M||SEC|
|Larrell Murchison||DL||N.C. State||ACC|
|Julian Okwara||DL||Notre Dame||IA Independents|
|Chauncey Rivers||DL||Mississippi St.||SEC|
|Malcolm Roach||DL||Texas||Big 12|
|James Smith-Williams||DL||N.C. State||ACC|
|Jason Strowbridge||DL||North Carolina||ACC|
|Derrek Tuszka||DL||North Dakota St.||Missouri Valley|
|Broderick Washington||DL||Texas Tech||Big 12|
|Kenny Willekes||DL||Michigan St.||Big Ten|
|Raequan Williams||DL||Michigan St.||Big Ten|
|Rob Windsor||DL||Penn St.||Big Ten|
|D.J. Wonnum||DL||South Carolina||SEC|
|Chase Young||DL||Ohio St.||Big Ten|
|Joe Bachie||LB||Michigan St.||Big Ten|
|Markus Bailey||LB||Purdue||Big Ten|
|Zack Baun||LB||Wisconsin||Big Ten|
|Jordan Brooks||LB||Texas Tech||Big 12|
|Cameron Brown||LB||Penn St.||Big Ten|
|Carter Coughlin||LB||Minnesota||Big Ten|
|Akeem Davis-Gaither||LB||Appalachian St.||Sun Belt|
|Tipa Galeai||LB||Utah St.||Mountain West|
|Willie Gay Jr.||LB||Mississippi St.||SEC|
|Malik Harrison||LB||Ohio St.||Big Ten|
|Khaleke Hudson||LB||Michigan||Big Ten|
|Clay Johnston||LB||Baylor||Big 12|
|Azur Kamara||LB||Kansas||Big 12|
|Jamal Martin||LB||Minnesota||Big Ten|
|Kenneth Murray||LB||Oklahoma||Big 12|
|Dante Olson||LB||Montana||Big Sky|
|Justin Strnad||LB||Wake Forest||ACC|
|Josh Uche||LB||Michigan||Big Ten|
|Mykal Walker||LB||Fresno St.||Mountain West|
|Curtis Weaver||LB||Boise St.||Mountain West|
|Logan Wilson||LB||Wyoming||Mountain West|
|David Woodward||LB||Utah St.||Mountain West|
|Damon Arnette||CB||Ohio St.||Big Ten|
|Grayland Arnold||CB||Baylor||Big 12|
|Essang Bassey||CB||Wake Forest||ACC|
|Nevelle Clarke||CB||Central Florida||AAC|
|Cameron Dantzler||CB||Mississippi St.||SEC|
|Jeff Gladney||CB||TCU||Big 12|
|A.J. Green||CB||Oklahoma St.||Big 12|
|Javelin K. Guidry||CB||Utah||Pac-12|
|Lavert Hill||CB||Michigan||Big Ten|
|Lamar Jackson||CB||Nebraska||Big Ten|
|Michael Ojemudia||CB||Iowa||Big Ten|
|Jeff Okudah||CB||Ohio St.||Big Ten|
|James Pierre||CB||Florida Atlantic||Conference USA|
|Troy Pride||CB||Notre Dame||IA Independents|
|John Reid||CB||Penn St.||Big Ten|
|Amik Roberston||CB||Louisiana Tech||Conference USA|
|Reggie Robinson II||CB||Tulsa||AAC|
|Stanford Samuels||CB||Florida St.||ACC|
|Josiah Scott||CB||Michigan St.||Big Ten|
|Stantley Thomas-Oliver||CB||Florida International||Conference USA|
|Kindle Vildor||CB||Georgia Southern||Sun Belt|
|Antoine Brooks Jr.||S||Maryland||Big Ten|
|Jeremy Chinn||S||Southern Illinois||Missouri Valley|
|Brian Cole II||S||Mississippi St.||SEC|
|Kyle Dugger||S||Lenoir-Rhyne||South Atlantic|
|Jalen Elliott||S||Notre Dame||IA Independents|
|Jordan Fuller||S||Ohio St.||Big Ten|
|Alohi Gilman||S||Notre Dame||IA Independents|
|Brandon Jones||S||Texas||Big 12|
|Josh Metellus||S||Michigan||Big Ten|
|Chris Miller||S||Baylor||Big 12|
|L’Jarius Sneed||S||Louisiana Tech||Conference USA|
|Geno Stone||S||Iowa||Big Ten|
|Antoine Winfield Jr.||S||Minnesota||Big Ten|
|Tyler Bass||K||Georgia Southern||Sun Belt|
|Steven Wirtel||LS||Iowa St.||Big 12|
|Joseph Charlton||P||South Carolina||SEC|
|Braden Mann||P||Texas A&M||SEC|
|Alex Pechin||P||Bucknell||Patriot League|
|Michael Turk||P||Arizona State||Pac-12|
Luke Fickell tells Michigan State he’s staying at Cincinnati
Coach Luke Fickell informed Michigan State on Monday that he’s decided to stay at Cincinnati, leaving the Spartans to resume their search to find Mark Dantonio’s replacement.
Fickell has rebuilt Cincinnati into a Top 25 program in his three seasons. Dantonio, who stepped down from the job this month, also coached at Cincinnati.
After considering the Michigan State job over the weekend, Fickell announced he was staying because his family is comfortable in Cincinnati.
“I know at some point in time things always come to an end, whether they get rid of you, kids leave – there’s all kinds of things,” Fickell said in a video posted on the team’s website. “But the bottom line is first and foremost family. Obviously my family loves it here.”
Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman focused on Fickell with the advice of Dantonio and basketball coach Tom Izzo, who was also part of the search that landed Dantonio from Cincinnati.
Fickell has led the Bearcats back into the national spotlight. They were in the Top 25 most of last season, going 11-3 with a 38-6 victory over Boston College in the Birmingham Bowl.
The Bearcats lost their final game of the regular season at Memphis 34-24, then returned to Memphis for the American Athletic championship game and lost again, 29-24.
Replacing Dantonio is the biggest decision so far for Beekman. He replaced Mark Hollis, who retired early in 2018 amid the fallout from the sexual abuse scandal involving Larry Nassar, a former Michigan State sports doctor who also worked for USA Gymnastics.
The Spartans lost their all-time winningest coach when Dantonio unexpectedly announced his retirement on Feb. 4. He went 114-57 over 13 years, with three Big Ten titles and a College Football Playoff in a six-season span from 2010 to 2015. Michigan State slipped to 7-6 each of the past two seasons.
Dinwiddie’s basket gives Nets win, Pacers 6th straight loss
Spencer Dinwiddie struggled to find his shooting touch Monday night.
He rediscovered it in the nick of time for Brooklyn.
Dinwiddie calmly knocked down the go-ahead 21-footer with 5.2 seconds left, then watched as Indiana’s final shot come up well short to give the Nets a 106-105 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
“I kept thinking I was going to blow the game because we were playing so well collectively,” he said. “I was like, `Come on, man! You can’t be the one that blows this thing.’ That last shot was different.”
It was a strange game for Dinwiddie.
He finished 4 of 15 from the field and 0 for 7 on 3-pointers yet made 13 of 15 from the free throw line, scoring 21 points and dishing out 11 assists.
But the only thing that really mattered was Dinwiddie delivering on his last chance in a game Brooklyn controlled for almost the entire first three quarters.
The result: Brooklyn earned a rare road victory, beat the Pacers for the first time in three tries this season and now, thanks to Dinwiddie, has back-to-back wins at Indiana for the first time in seven seasons.
“I thought our defense was great in the fourth quarter. We only turned it over twice,” coach Kenny Atkinson said. “Guys made plays. That’s what it all comes down to in the NBA, at the end of the game, you make plays.”
For the Pacers, the fourth-quarter breakdowns are becoming a familiar tale.
The lead changed hands three times in the final 27 seconds – with the Nets taking a 104-103 lead, their first of the quarter, on Joe Harris’ 3-pointer.
Indiana answered with a layup from Domantas Sabonis with 10 seconds left to make it 105-104.
But Dinwiddie’s basket put the Nets back in front, and Malcolm Brogdon’s errant 3 at the buzzer sealed the Pacers’ fate, ruining Sabonis’ fourth triple-double of the season.
Sabonis finished with 23 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. T.J. Warren added 19 points as the Pacers lost their sixth in a row – matching their longest skid since February 2017.
Anunoby has 25, Raptors beat Wolves for 15th straight win
Toronto Raptors star Pascal Siakam keeps telling teammate OG Anunoby to improve his offense output by thinking less on the court.
Anunoby must not have thought much during Monday’s game against Minnesota.
Anunoby scored a career-high 25 points and matched his career best with 12 rebounds, Kyle Lowry had 27 points and 11 assists, and the Raptors extended their franchise-record winning streak to 15 by beating the Timberwolves 137-126.
“Most of the time you can kind of see that he’s thinking too much and he’s not just playing freely,” Siakam said of Anunoby. “Every time he just goes out and plays – once you’re open shoot it, you’re not open drive it – he always has a good game.
“You’ve got to keep it simple, and he did tonight.”
Anunoby connected on 10 of 13 attempts, going 3 of 4 from 3-point range, and picked up his fifth double-double of the season.
Toronto is 4-0 when Anunoby scores 20 or more.
“I thought his decisions were really, really good tonight,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said.
Siakam scored 14 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had a season-high 21 and Fred VanVleet added 16 as the Raptors won their 16th straight home meeting with Minnesota.
Lowry returned after missing Saturday’s win over Brooklyn because of whiplash, but center Serge Ibaka sat because of flu-like symptoms. Hollis-Jefferson started for Ibaka.
D’Angelo Russell scored 22 points in his Minnesota debut and Karl-Anthony Towns had 23 points and 10 rebounds, but the Timberwolves couldn’t build on Saturday’s surprise victory over the Clippers that snapped a 13-game losing streak.
Clarkson, perfect Gobert help Jazz beat Mavericks 123-119
Another perfect night for Rudy Gobert against Dallas didn’t feel much like one with a lead slipping away in the third quarter.
The Utah Jazz and their 7-foot-1 center found a way to hang on for the win.
Jordan Clarkson scored 25 points before fouling out, helping Gobert and the Jazz beat the Mavericks 123-119 on Monday night.
Donovan Mitchell and Bojan Bogdanovic scored 23 points apiece, with each hitting key baskets late in the fourth quarter after the Jazz’s 21-point halftime lead was whittled to three in the third.
“It’s never all going to be perfect,” said Gobert, who was 7 of 7 from the field after making all eight attempts in Utah’s home victory over Dallas last month.
“Some days there’s a storm and we got to all come together and finish the game as a team. I think we did a pretty good job doing that when they made a big run.”
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a season-high 33 points and Kristaps Porzingis added 28 for the Mavericks in their seventh straight game without injured All-Star point guard Luka Doncic.
The second-year sensation, who has a sprained right ankle, could return for the final game before the All-Star break. The Mavericks are 3-4 in their second stint without Doncic, both because of a right ankle sprain.
Utah shot 61% in the first half and a season-high 59% for the game, just shy of the highest percentage Dallas has allowed this season.
The Mavericks have one of the best road records in the league at 18-8 but dropped to 14-14 at home. They’ve lost four of their past five at home.
Rondo, Davis lead Lakers to 125-100 rout of Suns
Rajon Rondo’s Los Angeles Lakers teammates have been encouraging him to be more aggressive and shoot the ball instead of trying to distribute it to everyone. On Monday night, he took the advice to heart.
The 13-year veteran point guard scored a season-high 23 points, including 15 in the second quarter, as the Lakers rolled to a 125-100 victory over the Phoenix Suns.
“He’s always had that confidence but he wants to get everyone involved. We’ve been on him to shoot those shots and he showed you all what he can do. He does it in practice all the time,” Anthony Davis said.
Los Angeles put the game away in the second, which was only the fifth time in Rondo’s 13-year career he has scored 15 or more in a period.
“We dared Rondo to shoot from the perimeter and he made us pay,” Suns coach Monty Williams said.
The Lakers had dropped three of their last four at Staples Center but didn’t have any problems against the undersized Suns. They outrebounded Phoenix by 30 (59-29) along with a 58-38 advantage in points in the paint.
The Suns had only one big man suit up after Deandre Ayton injured his left ankle in Saturday’s loss to Denver. Dario Saric and Aron Baynes have also missed extended time due to injuries.
Davis had 25 points and 10 rebounds but it was a big game for the bench. Besides Rondo, Dwight Howard had 14 points and 15 rebounds. It is the Lakers’ 40th win of the season, the first time since 2010 they have reached that before the All-Star break.
LeBron James among 44 US Olympic basketball team finalists
LeBron James is considering a return to the Olympics.
James – a two-time gold medalist and three-time Olympian – is among 44 players announced by USA Basketball on Monday as finalists for the team that will play in the Tokyo Games this summer. James played in 2004, 2008 and 2012, helping the U.S. win gold in his most recent two appearances.
The pool includes 19 players who have won a total of 31 gold medals in either Olympic or World Cup competition for the Americans – including nine players who captured the Olympic title for USA Basketball in Rio de Janeiro four years ago.
“I’ve always maintained that equity is important,” USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo told The Associated Press. “And you earn equity by participating. So, we think they’ve earned the right to be named to the overall roster for USA Basketball. It’s pretty elite. It’s a tremendous pot and the good news is they’ve all said they want to play.”
James has played in 68 games for the U.S. national team and has said several times over the past year or so that he is thinking about another Olympics – after sitting out the Rio Games for a variety of reasons. Part of the interest in participating this summer is to have the chance to play for U.S. coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs.
“It’s a possibility,” James said in December.
There will be no tryouts. USA Basketball will pare the list down to a 12-person Olympic team by early June, those decisions to be made by a selection committee – and to be based in part on player availability and health. Training camp will start in early July, potentially as little as two weeks after the end of the NBA Finals. The Olympics start July 24.
USA Basketball officials, including Colangelo and Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs, have met with players in a variety of ways over the past several weeks. Some talks have been directly with players, some with their agents, some with their NBA clubs, sometimes a combination thereof – and, Colangelo noted, there were some instances where players reached out directly to express interest.
If they’re on the list, that means USA Basketball is convinced they want to play.
“I feel very good about the response,” Colangelo said.
Also included in the pool: 15 of the 16 players from the U.S. who are scheduled to play in Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game, and all 12 members of the team that represented the U.S. at last summer’s Basketball World Cup in China – where the Americans managed only a seventh-place finish after roughly three dozen players who were on the list at some point dropped out along the way.
The nine players still in the mix from the 2016 Olympic team: Sacramento’s Harrison Barnes, Miami’s Jimmy Butler, San Antonio’s DeMar DeRozan, Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant, the Los Angeles Clippers’ Paul George, Golden State’s Draymond Green, Brooklyn’s Kyrie Irving, Toronto’s Kyle Lowry and Golden State’s Klay Thompson.
Back from the 2012 Olympic champion roster: the Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis, Durant, Houston’s James Harden, the Lakers’ James, Cleveland’s Kevin Love, Oklahoma City’s Chris Paul and Houston’s Russell Westbrook. Back from the 2008 gold-medal squad: the Lakers’ Dwight Howard.
And those with World Cup or world championship gold medals for USA Basketball, but no Olympic gold to this point: Golden State’s Stephen Curry, Cleveland’s Andre Drummond and Denver’s Mason Plumlee.
James and Paul won Olympic gold at Beijing in 2008, and James was part of the team that won bronze at Athens in 2004. If James joins this team, he will become the second four-time men’s basketball Olympian for the U.S. – joining Carmelo Anthony.
“I’m looking forward to coaching the U.S. Olympic Team, and I’m excited about the potential and possibilities this team has,” Popovich said.
The Olympics could be a return to the court for players like Durant and Thompson, who have missed the entirety of this NBA season with injuries. Durant’s recovery from Achilles’ surgery is at the point where he’s doing some on-court work and Thompson has said he would like to play if his surgically repaired knee is up to the challenge.
The 25 other players who are finalists for this summer’s team but do not yet have Olympic or World Cup gold for the U.S.: Miami’s Bam Adebayo, San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge, Washington’s Bradley Beal, Phoenix’s Devin Booker, Indiana’s Malcolm Brogdon, Boston’s Jaylen Brown, Utah’s Mike Conley, the Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell, Brooklyn’s Joe Harris, Philadelphia’s Tobias Harris, Boston’s Gordon Hayward, New Orleans’ Brandon Ingram, the Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma, the Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard, Portland’s Damian Lillard, Milwaukee’s Brook Lopez, the Lakers’ JaVale McGee, Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton, Utah’s Donovan Mitchell, Indiana’s Victor Oladipo, Boston’s Marcus Smart and Jayson Tatum, Indiana’s Myles Turner, Boston’s Kemba Walker and San Antonio’s Derrick White.
“The reason we have this big roster is a lot of things happen, a lot of variables,” Colangelo said. “And what’s to say what’s going to happen from an injury standpoint between now and June. We don’t know. So we have the rest of the season to monitor, to watch. But when we select our 12, they will be 12 who are absolutely in with all fours.”
AP source: Mavs adding Kidd-Gilchrist after Charlotte buyout
The Dallas Mavericks are set to add veteran Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to their young core as they close in on the franchise’s first trip to the playoffs in four years.
Kidd-Gilchrist, the No. 2 pick in the 2012 draft, has agreed to sign with the Mavericks after taking a buyout from the Charlotte Hornets, a person with direct knowledge of the situation said Monday night.
The Mavericks plan to waive Ryan Broekhoff to make room for Kidd-Gilchrist, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the moves are not yet official.
The 26-year-old Kidd-Gilchrist, drafted by Charlotte behind former Kentucky teammate Anthony Davis, had fallen out of the rotation with the Hornets. The agreement with the Mavericks came two days after Kidd-Gilchrist was waived.
At 6-foot-6 and 230 pounds in his eighth season, Kidd-Gilchrist gives Dallas the size and experience to help defend some of the elite forwards in the Western Conference.
Offense will be the bigger question in a scheme that relies heavily on 3-point shooting even from most of Dallas’ frontcourt players, including 7-foot-3 forward Kristaps Porzingis.
Kidd-Gilchrist struggled with his shooting despite efforts to improve his form. He is shooting 47.5% from the field and 28% from 3-point range for his career.
After playing in just 12 games with Charlotte this season, Kidd-Gilchrist has career averages of 8.6 points and 5.5 rebounds.
Led by 20-year-old sensation Luka Doncic, the Mavericks are in strong position to end their longest stretch without making the playoffs in 20 years.
Dallas has a realistic shot at finishing as high as fourth in the West and is seven games clear of ninth with 28 games remaining.
Broekhoff was in his second season with the Mavericks after the Australian joined them as a 28-year-old rookie. Broekhoff averaged 4.0 points in 59 career games while shooting 40% from 3 for Dallas. He missed a month this season with a broken left fibula.
Columbus star defenseman Seth Jones out with ankle injury
Columbus Blue Jackets star defenseman Seth Jones has been sidelined indefinitely with an ankle injury.
The team said Monday that Jones was injured in Saturday night’s game loss to Colorado. The announcement came hours before the Blue Jackets face the surging Tampa Bay Lightning.
The three-time All-Star has six goals and 24 assists this season while leading the club in ice time.
Gabriel Carlsson was recalled from Cleveland (AHL) to take Jones’ place.
The Blue Jackets also announced that they brought up prospect Liam Foudy on emergency recall from the Ontario Hockey League’s London Knights. The 20-year-old Foudy will play center to replace the injured Alexander Wennberg.
Columbus has been plagued by injuries this season but has still managed to play its way into contention in the tough Metropolitan Division.
PURDUE TRACK AND FIELD: Purdue Maintains National Rankings
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The latest Track & Field National Rating Index features nine ranked Purdue track & field athletes along with the team event rankings, where the Boilermakers are in the top-25 in eight events.
The Purdue men are ranked No. 61 nationally, No. 2 in the Great Lakes Region and No. 5 in the Big Ten Conference, while the women check in at No. 60 in the country, No. 7 in the region and No. 10 in the Big Ten. The third week of rankings were announced today by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
A total of nine Boilermakers are ranked in the individual event rankings, with three based on marks earned through the first six meets of the 2019-20 campaign.
Junior Tamar Greene is ranked No. 20 in the triple jump thanks to a jump of 15.90 meters on Jan. 17 at the Larry Wieczorek Invite.
In the 200-meter run, senior Samson Colebrooke checks in at No. 21 nationally. On Jan. 24, he finished in 20.88 seconds, the third-fastest time in school history and the fastest by a Boilermaker in the event since 2014.
Senior Rebecca Coan is No. 35 nationally in the pentathlon after she earned a mark of 3,851 on Jan. 10, at home at the Gene Edmonds Memorial Invite. It is the fifth-best pentathlon score in program history, as Coan became the fifth Boilermaker to eclipse 3,800 points in the event in team history and the first since 2001.
Five more Purdue student-athletes appear in this week’s rankings thanks to scores earned in previous seasons, as the Boilermakers are represented nine total times:
Senior Janae’ Moffitt: No. 8, High Jump
Junior Jalil Brewer: No. 12, Shot Put
Junior Waseem Williams: No. 14, 60m
Senior Jah Strange: No. 15, Triple Jump
Senior Jaret Carpenter: No. 16, 5000m
Greene: No. 20, Triple Jump
Colebrooke: No. 21, 200m
Colebrooke: No. 25, 60m
Coan: No. 35 Pentathlon
In the team event rankings, the men and women are both ranked in 10 total events. The men lead the way with a No. 3 ranking in the 60-meter dash and are in the top-25 in the mile (No. 11), 3,000-meter run (No. 12), 200-meter dash (No. 14) and long jump (No. 19). The women are led by a No. 13-ranking in the high jump and also are in the top-25 in the 400-meters (No. 23) and 60-meters (No. 25).
Team: No. 61
Great Lakes Region: No. 2
Big Ten Conference: No. 5
60 Meters: No. 3
Mile: No. 11
3,000 Meters: No. 12
200 Meters: No. 14
Long Jump: No. 19
Shot Put: No. 45
60-Meter Hurdles: No. 60
High Jump: No. 68
400 Meters: No. 80
800 Meters: No. 93
Team: No. 60
Great Lakes Region: No. 7
Big Ten Conference: No. 10
High Jump: No. 13
400 Meters: No. 23
60 Meters: No. 25
200 Meters: No. 26
60-Meter Hurdles: No. 26
Long Jump: No. 27
Shot Put: No. 68
Mile: No. 72
3,000 Meters: No. 98
800 Meters: No. 119
Up next, Purdue travels to Nashville for the Music City Invitational, from Feb. 14-15. Competition at Vanderbilt begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, and at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. Additionally, the Boilermaker distance runners will travel to the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa. The meet is set to begin at noon ET/11 a.m. CT, both days.
Last weekend, junior Brian Faust broke a pair of program records and two more top-10 marks in program history were set as Purdue competed at the Meyo Invite in Notre Dame, Indiana, from Feb. 7-8. Faust broke his own school record in both the 600-meter (1:17.20) and 400-meter (46.68), placing first and third in each event, respectively. Additionally, sophomore Jessica Bray recorded the fifth-best pole vault mark (4.11m) in school history and freshman Johnny Vanos notched the No. 6-ranked weight throw mark in Purdue history (20.26m). In total at the two-day meet, the Boilermakers notched 14 personal-record times and had 12 top-10 finishes.
Indiana and Penn State Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors
Indiana’s Jackson-Davis and Penn State’s Stevens claim weekly awards
Player of the Week
Lamar Stevens, Penn State
F – Sr. – 6-8 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Roman Catholic – Major: Sociology
- Led No. 22 Penn State to a 2-0 week with a 75-70 road win at No. 16 Michigan State, scoring a team-high 24-points, and followed with a career- and game-best 33 points in a win over Minnesota
- Averaged 28.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 38.0 minutes in the two contests
- Against the Spartans, scored 13 points in the second half, including 4-for-4 from the foul line in the game’s final 16 seconds; also grabbed seven rebounds, six in the second half, and handed out three assists to help the Nittany Lions to their fifth-straight conference win and third consecutive Big Ten road win
- Posted a career-high 33 points versus Minnesota with 16 coming in the second half as Penn State held off a Minnesota comeback attempt for their sixth-straight Big Ten Conference win, the longest Big Ten win streak in program history
- Scored 30 or more points for the third time in his career, tying him for sixth on Penn State’s career list for 30-point games
- Took over Penn State’s career field goal record from Jesse Arnelle (1951-55) against Michigan State and now has 745 career field goals
- Earns the second Player of the Week accolade of his career
- Last Penn State Player of the Week: Lamar Stevens (Dec. 16, 2019)
Freshman of the Week
Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana
F – 6-9 – Greenwood, Ind. – Center Grove High School – Major: Sport Marketing
- Recorded 16 points, eight rebounds and shot .444 from the field for Indiana in front of 17,222 fans at Assembly Hall on Saturday
- Also added four assists and three blocks against Purdue
- Earns the fourth Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor of his career
- Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Armaan Franklin (Dec. 23, 2019)
Maryland Sweeps Big Ten Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards
Terrapins’ Kaila Charles and Ashley Owusu are this week’s honorees
Player of the Week
Kaila Charles, Maryland
G – Sr. – Glenn Dale, Md. – Riverdale Baptist – Major: Communications
- Averaged 18.0 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game with a .719 field-goal percentage and a double-double to help No. 13/12 Maryland to three Big Ten wins last week
- Posted a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds in the Terrapins’ Feb. 6 win at No. 18/22 Indiana
- Registered game highs of 16 points and eight rebounds in Sunday’s victory over Rutgers
- Added 17 points and four assists in a Feb. 3 win over Michigan State
- Earns her fourth Big Ten Player of the Week award and second this season
- Last Maryland Player of the Week: Kaila Charles (Dec. 30, 2019)
Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll
Kathleen Doyle, Sr., G, IOWA: Tallied 18.5 ppg. and 10.5 apg. in Iowa’s two wins last week, including 22 points at Purdue on Sunday and a school-record 15 assists on Feb. 6 against Nebraska
Naz Hillmon, So., F, MICH: Posted a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds in Michigan’s win over Purdue on Feb. 6
Abby Laszewski, Sr., F, WIS: Averaged 25.5 ppg. and 7.0 rpg. with a .643 field-goal percentage last week, registering career-high scoring totals in consecutive games (25 vs. Minnesota, 26 at Ohio State)
Freshman of the Week
Ashley Owusu, Maryland
G – Woodbridge, Va. – Paul XI – Major: Letters & Sciences
- Averaged 18.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game with a .528 field-goal percentage as No. 13/12 Maryland stretched its current winning streak to nine games with three Big Ten victories last week
- Scored a career-high 22 points and added eight assists and six rebounds in the Terrapins’ Feb. 3 win over Michigan State
- Had 19 points and five assists in a Feb. 6 win at No. 18/22 Indiana
- Capped the week with a near double-double (14 points/nine assists) in Sunday’s win over Rutgers
- Collects her third Freshman of the Week award
- Last Maryland Freshman of the Week: Ashley Owusu (Nov. 25, 2019)
Ali Patberg A Top 10 Finalist For Nancy Lieberman Award
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Indiana redshirt junior guard Ali Patberg has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2020 Nancy Lieberman Award announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. She is the first finalist for the award in IU women’s basketball history.
Patberg has played and started in all 25 games this season and leads the way in scoring with 13.6 points per game, 5.3 assists per contest and a +2.3 assist-to-turnover ratio. The Columbus, Ind. native is also averaging 4.7 rebounds per game and shooting 48.2 percent from the floor. She has scored in double figures 19 times this season, two times with 20 or more points and has one double-double. Patberg is also shooting 77.5 percent at the free throw line and averages 1.2 steals per game. Her preseason honors this season also included an All-Big Ten selection, Wooden Award Late Season Top 20, Ann Meyers Drysdale watch list and Naismith Trophy watch list.
Now in its twenty-first year, the award recognizes the top point guard in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball. To be considered for this prestigious award, candidates must exhibit the floor leadership, playmaking and ball-handling skills of Class of 1996 Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman.
In March, five finalists will be presented to Ms. Lieberman and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee. The winner of the 2020 Lieberman Award will be presented at The College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy’s in Los Angeles, CA on Friday, April 10, along with the other four members of the Women’s Starting Five. Additional awards being presented include the Ann Meyers Drysdale Shooting Guard Award, the Cheryl Miller Small Forward Award, the Katrina McClain Power Forward Award and the Lisa Leslie Center Award, in addition to the Men’s Starting Five.
Previous winners of the Nancy Lieberman Award include Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon (2018-19), Kelsey Plum, Washington (2017), Moriah Jefferson, Connecticut (2015-16), Odyssey Sims, Baylor (2014), Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame (2012-13), Courtney Vandersloot, Gonzaga (2011), Andrea Riley, Oklahoma State (2010), Renee Montgomery, Connecticut (2009), Kristi Toliver, Maryland (2008), Lindsey Harding, Duke (2007), Ivory Latta, North Carolina (2006), Temeka Johnson, LSU (2005), Diana Taurasi, Connecticut (2003-04), and Sue Bird, Connecticut (2000-02).
Illinois, Nebraska and Ohio State Earn Big Ten Weekly Softball Awards
Fighting Illini’s Sydney Sickles, Huskers’ Tristen Edwards and Buckeyes’ Avery Clark are first Big Ten weekly honorees of the season
Player of the Week
OF – Sr. – Murrieta, Calif. – Vista Murrieta – Major: Management
- Batted .438 with four home runs, five RBI and nine runs scored, as well as a .550 on-base percentage and a 1.313 slugging percentage last week, helping Nebraska open with three wins in five games at the Troy Cox Classic in Las Cruces, N.M.
- Hit home runs in four of the Huskers’ five tournament games, moving into a tie for sixth in school history with 35 career home runs
- Had at least one hit and one run scored in all five tournament games as Nebraska averaged 8.8 runs per game during the event
- A two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2018 and 2019)
- Earns her fourth career Player of the Week honor
- Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Tristen Edwards (Feb. 18, 2019)
Pitcher of the Week
Sydney Sickels, Illinois
RHP – So. – Indianola, Iowa – Indianola – Major: Kinesiology
- Factored into all four of Illinois’ wins at last weekend’s NFCA Leadoff Classic, going 2-0 with two saves and a 0.00 ERA, striking out 14 while walking just three in 15.2 innings pitched
- Recorded a complete-game two-hit shutout over No. 23 Auburn in the tournament finale on Sunday
- Picked up four-out saves in both Illinois wins on Feb. 8 against No. 21 Ole Miss and South Alabama
- Earns her first career Player of the Week honor
- Last Illinois Player of the Week: Bella Loya (Feb. 25, 2019)
Freshman of the Week
Avery Clark, Ohio State
DP – Fr. – Prospect, Ohio – North Union – Major: Undeclared
- Batted .545 with a .615 on-base percentage and .818 slugging percentage, plus a home run and three RBI last weekend, helping the Buckeyes take three of four games at the Carolina Classic in Columbia, S.C.
- Hit a two-run home run to put OSU ahead to stay in its Feb. 8 win over North Dakota State
- Also had two hits against No. 19/21 South Carolina on Feb. 7 and in Sunday’s 10-inning win over UNCG
- Earns her first career Freshman of the Week honor
- Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Kaitlyn Coffman (Feb. 25, 2019)
PURDUE BASEBALL: Hofstra on Stopper of the Year Watch List
GREENVILLE, N.C. – After an All-Big Ten campaign as Purdue baseball’s closer last season, Bo Hofstra has been recognized among the top pitchers nationally with a place on the preseason watch list for the Stopper of the Year Award.
Hofstra recorded a 1.62 ERA and 7 saves in his 24 appearances last year. With 47 strikeouts vs. 30 hits allowed in 39 innings, he helped the Boilermakers set team records for strikeouts (477) and strikeouts per nine innings (9.10).
The Stopper of the Year Award is awarded annually by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, recognizing the top NCAA Division I reliever pitcher. Nick Wittgren (2011-12) and Ross Learnard (2017-18) are among Purdue’s other closers to appear on the watch list in recent seasons.
Hofstra was tabbed as the No. 8 prospect in the Big Ten for the 2020 MLB Draft by D1Baseball.com. He’s a leading candidate to move into the weekend rotation for his junior campaign. The organizational leadership major was an Academic All-Big Ten honoree as a sophomore.
Hofstra has pitched in a team-high 52 games over the last two seasons. The right-hander set a Purdue freshman record with 28 appearances during the program’s successful 38-win campaign in 2018. For his career, he has racked up 96 strikeouts vs. 74 hits allowed in 91 1/3 innings. Among pitchers with a minimum 75 innings, his 2.76 career ERA ranks fifth best in Purdue history. He also ranks among the program’s all-time leaders in strikeouts per nine innings (9.46), fewest hits allowed per nine (7.29) and WHIP (1.23) – all among those with a minimum 75 innings.
The Schererville native pitched in every Big Ten victory as a sophomore, earning a win and five saves in conference play. He closed out all three shutouts on the season, finishing off wins vs. Texas, Penn State and Michigan State. Hofstra allowed only one of 12 inherited base runners to score and really saw his season take off after fixing the command issues that plagued him early in 2019. He registered 35 strikeouts vs. 11 walks (3.18 K/BB ratio) over the final two months after giving up 13 walks vs. 12 Ks (0.92 K/BB) in his first 11 2/3 innings.
Over the summer, Matt Moore and Hofstra teamed up to help the Cotuit Kettleers win the Cape Cod League title.
An imposing figure on the mound at 6-foot-5, 250 pounds, Big Bo has been able overpower hitters with a fastball-slider combination. He’ll likely have an opportunity to face his namesake – Hofstra University – as Purdue opens its season with a four-game series against the Pride this weekend in Sanford, Florida. Friday’s season opener is set for 3 p.m. ET.
NBA Needs To Go All In On Replay Reviews
By Rafael Thomas
The NBA has a replay problem. The problem is not that the system doesn’t work, but that it is not used enough to fix issues that it’s designed to correct. Case in point is Friday night’s Portland Trailblazer game against the Utah Jazz, when, in the waning seconds, Damian Lillard went in for a layup, with the ball being tipped after it hit the glass by Rudy Gobert. The missed call was easy to see on replay; however, because of the rule being written that only goaltending calls that are made can be reviewed, the mistake was allowed to stand, giving the Jazz the win.
This proves that sports leagues need to go all in with the use of replay or get rid of it all together, because going halfway is still allowing the human element to effect games when it doesn’t have to.
The clause in the rule that doesn’t allow a missed call to be reviewed cannot longer be allowed to exist; because if everyone with a phone, television or eyes can see that a call was missed and is not corrected, there is no reason to have a full blown replay system that will stop the game for five minutes to see if someone’s shoelaces were on the three point line during a shot attempt.
It is clear that no matter what system is used in sports, the dreaded “human element” will always play a part, with the Portland/Utah game proving that in spades. People are always going to make mistakes, and in the fast paced NBA game where both players and officials are always on the move, missing calls because of bad angels or the speed of the play is always going to happen. If the game is not going to allow an “eye in the sky” to fix calls clearly missed that directly affect the outcome of a game, then the replay monitors should be unplugged and the entire system should be dismantled because it is not doing everything that it should to improve the game of basketball.
With the NBA embracing daily fantasy sports as well as the sports wagering, getting every call right is more important than ever since every day is being watched by people with a financial interest, with those who feel like a call was missed wondering if there was another agenda in play causing a mistake.
Adam Silver is a very proactive commissioner, and he will hear the voices crying out for change; so I don’t think that replay is going away anytime soon. Silver does, however, need to find a way to fix the mistakes of non-calls and not let a bad clause in the rules to prevent a game’s outcome to be altered one way or the other.
The time has come for an eye in the sky to oversee what happens on the court regardless of what is or isn’t called on the court, even if that means overruling the officials on the court. The integrity of the league is on the line, and Adam Silver knows that, which is why change will need to come as soon as next season. Because the voices calling for change are only growing, and won’t be silenced any other way.
TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY-2002
SALT LAKE CITY – There was outrage at the apparent sympathy vote tonight as the Olympic domination of the Russians went unbroken, with the calamitous journey of Yelena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze ending with a pairs gold medal, the 11th consecutive for the country. Few understood how 42 years of history was kept intact, though. The instant Jamie Salé drifted away from David Pelletier on the emotional final notes of the Canadian pair’s “Love Story” routine, their reaction was that of winners. Pelletier kissed the ice, and Salé wiped happy tears from her eyes. The crowd inside the Salt Lake Ice Center chanted “Six! Six!” trying to coax the judges into delivering perfect scores for what appeared to be a flawless performance, or at least one better than that of Sikharulidze and Berezhnaya.
After all, Sikharulidze stumbled out of his double axel on the pair’s second element. Even so, the international judges split their vote, 5-4. Russia, China, Ukraine, Poland and France still felt the presentation of the Russians deserved first place. Judges from the United States, Canada, Germany and Japan awarded first place to the Canadians. One official said there may have been politics within the sport that swayed the French judge to side with Russia. “What we can’t control, we can’t control,” Pelletier said, choking with emotion. “It’s tough.”
One skating official privately called the result an embarrassment, and the choreographer for the Canadian pair, Lori Nichol, said Salé and Pelletier had clearly won, adding that the questionable scoring “hurt the sport.” The Russians’ coach, Tamara Moskvina, defended her team. “What decision? What controversy?” said Moskvina, who has coached four Russian teams to gold in her career. “There was applause for silver, gold and bronze.”
It was not equal, though. The Canadians transfixed the audience, pulling off the polish of a Hollywood love scene. No clumsiness, just one clean line. “Our silver is worth gold to us,” Salé said.
Two days later, Didier Gailhaguet, head of the French Olympic team, said that the figure-skating judge from his country, Marie Reine Le Gougne, was pressured to “act in a certain way” before she voted to award the gold medal to the Russian team.
On Feb. 15, the International Skating Union, in an unprecedented move made under pressure from the International Olympic Committee, awarded a second set of gold medals to the Canadian team and suspended Le Gougne for misconduct. Le Gougne and Gailhaguet were suspended from any involvement in international skating on April 30 after the I.S.U. ruled that they had colluded to fix the event. They were also excluded from any skating participation in the 2006 Turin Games.
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1915 New York Giants president Harry Hempstead rejects the International League’s request for permission to put a team in the Bronx. The shift of the IL’s Jersey City to the nearby borough, already the home to the Yankees, was conceived as a way to prop up the failing minor league franchise and perhaps as an opportunity to thwart the invasion of the Federal League into the Big Apple.
1962 Before the start of spring training, Don Zimmer and right-hander Bob Miller, both who reside in the St. Pete area, become the first players to don a Mets jersey when they model the club’s away uniform tops for a photoshoot at Huggins Field. The expansion team’s inaugural third baseman, who will be traded to the Reds in May for southpaw Bob Miller, poses with his nine year-old son Tommy on his shoulders.
1974 The first arbitration ruling in baseball history is decided in favor of Dick Woodson, who posted a 10-8 record along with a 3.95 ERA for the Twins last season. The 27 year-old right-hander, the first player to invoke the new free agency clause, is awarded the $29,000 he asked for, rather than having to take Minnesota’s offer, which was six thousand dollars less.
1977 The Cubs trade two-time NL batting champ Bill Madlock along with Rod Sperring to the Giants for Bobby Murcer, Steve Ontiveros, and a minor leaguer. During the 1979 season, San Francisco will trade the fiercely competitive ‘Mad Dog’ to the Pirates, where he will play a major role in the team’s world championship that season and will win two more batting crowns during his seven-year tenure in Pittsburgh.
1982 Ozzie Smith agrees to go to the Cardinals to complete the December deal that finally sends Gary Templeton to the Padres. An outside arbitrator, Tom Roberts, will determine ‘the Wizard of Oz’s’ Cardinal salary before the season starts, awarding the light-hitting Gold Glove shortstop $450,000, rather than the $750,000 he requested.
1985 Kent Hrbek signs a new contract, making him the Twins’ first million-dollar player. The Minnesota first baseman was the runner-up for the American League Most Valuable Player last season, finishing second to Tiger closer Willie Hernandez, after batting .311 along with 27 homers and 107 RBIs for the second-place club.
1987 After turning down the Mets’ $800,000 one-year offer and being granted free agency by the team, World Series MVP Ray Knight signs a two-year deal with the Orioles for $600,000. The 34 year-old third baseman, who won the 1986 NL Comeback Player of the Year Award, will play one season in Baltimore before being traded to the Tigers for Mark Thurmond.
1997 General Mills, the makers of Wheaties, unveils three new Jackie Robinson cereal boxes to be sold in stores nationwide. The Dodgers’ Hall of Fame infielder will be the first athlete to be honored on all three varieties of Wheaties: Original Wheaties, Honey Frosted Wheaties, and Crispy Wheaties ‘n’ Raisins.
2001 As thousands cheer, Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh’s 30 year-old sports venue, is imploded when electricity surges through a detonating cord connected to more than 4,800 pounds of dynamite in 2,500 spots in the former home of the Pirates and NFL’s Steelers. Roberto Clemente’s 3,000th hit, as well as Mike Schmidt’s 500th career home run, are part of the historic park’s legacy.
2005 Jose Canseco’s controversial book, Juiced, is made available in selected markets in anticipation of his appearance on CBS’s Sixty Minutes. The self-proclaimed godfather of the steroids in baseball alleges Mark McGwire, Juan Gonzalez, Rafael Palmeiro, and Ivan Rodriguez all used illegal performance-enhancing drugs.
2005 The Mets announce their former slugging All-Star Darryl Strawberry, will rejoin the team as an outfield instructor during spring training. The often-troubled Rookie of the Year will also join former 1986 World Champion teammates Gary Carter, Lenny Dykstra, Howard Johnson, and Tim Teufel at Shea Stadium on Feb. 27 when single-game tickets go on sale.
2006 Avoiding an arbitration hearing, starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano (14-6, 3.26) and the Cubs agree to a one-year deal worth $6.5 million. After earning $3.76 million last season, the emotional right-hander had asked for $7.2 million, with Chicago offering $6 million.
2007 Avoiding salary arbitration, AL’s reigning batting champ Joe Mauer (.347, 13, 84) and the Twins come to terms on a $33 million, four-year contract. The hometown 23 year-old All-Star backstop is the first catcher to lead the majors in batting average and the first to win the batting title in the American League.
2008 Craig Biggio, following in the footsteps of fan favorites Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens, and Jeff Bagwell, agrees to a three-year personal services contract with the Astros. The 42 year-old retired ballplayer spent his entire 20-year career with Houston, leading the franchise in games, at-bats, hits, doubles, and total bases.
2009 The Nationals sign slugger Adam Dunn to a two-year, $20 million deal. The 29 year-old left-handed free-agent, who played for Arizona last season, will bat cleanup for Washington, replacing Nick Johnson at first base.
2010 Ernie Harwell, the long-time voice of the Tigers, will receive the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting during WFUV Radio’s Spring Gala at Fordham University. The 92 year-old Hall of Fame broadcaster is the third recipient of the VSLA, named for the former alum and Dodger broadcast icon, joining inaugural honoree Vin Scully (2008) and Dick Enberg (2009).
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