GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Brownsburg                       58           Hamilton Heights                            40          

Carroll (Flora)                    38           Frankfort                                           19          

East Central                       81           South Dearborn                               19          

Floyd Central                     57           South Central (Elizabeth)              21          

Hobart                                  51           Michigan City                                   49          

Tech                                      36           Indianapolis Attucks                       31          

Jeffersonville                    67           Austin                                                   37          

John Glenn                         48           Triton                                                    40          

Lawrence Central            96           Indianapolis Washington                32          

North Central (Farm)      81           Eminence                                            15          

Norwell                               63           Oak Hill                                                46          

Richmond                           42           Union City                                           39          

River Forest                       41           Hammond                                          36          

Sheridan                              74           Monrovia                                           66          

South Putnam                   61           South Vermillion                             38          

Southwood                        52           Blackford                                             40

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL THIS WEEK

NCC

Thursday, Nov. 7

Central at Delta, 7:30 pm

West Lafayette at Logansport, 7:30 pm

 

Friday, Nov. 8

Lebanon at Kokomo, 7:30 pm

 

Saturday, Nov. 9

Harrison at Marion , 2:30 pm

Lawrence North at Anderson, 1:30 pm

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

 

TEC

Friday, Nov. 8

Milan at Union County, 7:30 pm

Northeastern at Randolph Southern, 7:30 pm

 

Saturday, Nov. 9

Bluffton at Winchester, 7:30 pm

Randolph Southern at Centerville, 7:30 pm

Southern Wells at Union City, 7:30 pm

Tri at Waldron, 7:30 pm

 

MEC

Thursday, Nov. 7

Cowan at Alexandria, 7:30 pm

Shenandoah at Elwood, 7:30 pm

Wes-Del at Anderson Prep, 7:30 pm

 

Friday, Nov. 8

Blackford at Daleville, 7:30 pm

Burris at Union, 6 pm

Northeastern at Randolph Southern, 7:30 pm

Waldron at Blue River, 7:30 pm

 

Saturday, Nov. 9

Daleville at Anderson Prep, 7:30 pm

Frankton at Monroe Central, 7:30 pm

IMSA at Union, 2 pm

Randolph Southern at Centerville, 7:30 pm

 

EASTERN INDIANA

Thursday, Nov. 7

Connersville at New Palestine, 7:30 pm

 

Friday, Nov. 8

Batesville at Hauser, 7:30 pm

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

New Castle at Rushville, 7:30 pm

Rising Sun at Franklin County, 7:30 pm

 

Saturday, Nov. 9

East Central at Heritage Christian, 2:30 pm

Lawrenceburg at Batesville  , 7:30 pm

New Washington at South Dearborn, noon, South Dearborn

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

Ritter vs. Connersville, 4:30 pm, Southport

 

 

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

TOP 25

#9 North Carolina 76 Notre Dame 65

#11 Virginia 48 Syracuse 34

#18 Ohio State 64 Cincinnati 56

#21 Arizona 91 Northern Arizona 52

#23 Purdue 79 Green Bay 57

ELSEWHERE

Butler 80 IUPUI 47

 

 

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

TOP 25

#14 North Carolina State 80 North Carolina A&T 44

 

 

WOMEN’S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

HCAC

QUARTERFINALS

Earlham 3 Bluffton 0

 

 

NBA SCOREBOARD

Detroit 122 New York 102

Indiana 121 Washington 106

Chicago 113 Atlanta 93

Houston 129 Golden State 112

Toronto 124 Sacramento 120

Memphis 137 Minnesota 121

Dallas 107 Orlando 106

Utah 106 Philadelphia 104

Milwaukee 129 LA Clippers 124

 

NBA TV SCHEDULE

Thu Nov 7, 2019

Boston @ Charlotte                        8:00 pm               TNT

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

Miami @ Phoenix                           9:00 pm               SUN

Portland @ LA Clippers                 10:30 pm             TNT

 

Fri Nov 8, 2019

Detroit @ Indiana                            7:00 pm               FS-DET+

Memphis @ Orlando                      7:00 pm               FS-SE

Cleveland @ Washington            7:00 pm               ESPN

Sacramento @ Atlanta                  7:30 pm               NBCS-CA

Golden State @ Minnesota         8:00 pm               FS-N

Toronto @ New Orleans               8:00 pm               FS-NO

New York @ Dallas                         8:30 pm               FS-SW

Philadelphia @ Denver                 9:00 pm               ALT

Milwaukee @ Utah                         9:00 pm               FS-WI

Brooklyn @ Portland                      10:00 pm             NBCS-NW

Miami @ LA Lakers                         10:30 pm             NBA TV

 

Sat Nov 9, 2019

Boston @ San Antonio                  5:00 pm               FS-SW

New Orleans @ Charlotte            7:00 pm               FS-NO

Houston @ Chicago                        8:00 pm               NBCS-CHI+

Dallas @ Memphis                         8:00 pm               FS-SE

Golden State @ Oklahoma City 8:00 pm               FS-OK

 

Sun Nov 10, 2019

Denver @ Minnesota                    3:30 pm               ALT

Indiana @ Orlando                         6:00 pm               FS-IN

Charlotte @ Philadelphia            6:00 pm               NBCS-PH+

Milwaukee @ Oklahoma City     7:00 pm               FS-OK

Cleveland @ New York                  7:30 pm               FS-OH

Brooklyn @ Phoenix                      8:00 pm               YES

Atlanta @ Portland                         9:00 pm               NBCS-NW

Toronto @ LA Lakers                      9:30 pm               SportsNet L

 

 

NHL SCOREBOARD

NY Rangers 5 Detroit 1

St. Louis 5 Edmonton 2

 

NHL SCHEDULE

November 7, 2019

Columbus (36%) @ Arizona (64%)9:00PM

NY Rangers (44%) @ Carolina (56%)7:00PM

New Jersey (43%) @ Calgary (57%)9:00PM

Vancouver (53%) @ Chicago (47%)8:30PM

Nashville (44%) @ Colorado (56%)9:00PM

Washington (50%) @ Florida (50%)7:00PM

Pittsburgh (46%) @ NY Islanders (54%)7:00PM

Los Angeles (42%) @ Ottawa (58%)7:30PM

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

Minnesota (45%) @ San Jose (55%)10:30PM

Vegas (46%) @ Toronto (54%)7:00PM

 

November 8, 2019

Tampa Bay (45%) @ Buffalo (55%)2:00PM

Boston (59%) @ Detroit (41%)7:30PM

New Jersey (41%) @ Edmonton (59%)9:00PM

Vancouver (51%) @ Winnipeg (49%)8:00PM

* Estimated win probability in parentheses.

All game times Eastern

 

 

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

MIAMI OH 24 Ohio 21

 

TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL THIS WEEK

Sat Nov 9th

(19) Iowa @ (18) Wisconsin                        12:00 PM

(22) Kansas State @ Texas                           12:00 PM

Maryland @ (3) Ohio State                          12:00 PM

Vanderbilt @ (6) Florida                               12:00 PM

(5) Penn State @ (13) Minnesota             12:00 PM

(12) Baylor @ Texas Christian                    12:00 PM

East Carolina @ (15) Southern Methodist12:00 PM

(23) Wake Forest @ Virginia Tech            3:00 PM

Connecticut @ (17) Cincinnati                   3:00 PM

(1) Louisiana State @ (2) Alabama           3:00 PM

(20) Appalachian State @ South Carolina7:00 PM

Missouri @ (8) Georgia                                 7:00 PM

(16) Notre Dame @ Duke                             7:00 PM

(4) Clemson @ North Carolina State        7:00 PM

Iowa State @ (10) Oklahoma                      8:00 PM

Wyoming @ (21) Boise State                      10:00 PM

Nevada @ (25) San Diego State                 10:00 PM

All game times Eastern

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL TV SCHEDULE: WEEK 11

Thursday, Nov. 7

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

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

 

Friday, Nov. 8

UCF at Tulsa | 7 p.m. | ESPN2

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

 

Saturday, Nov. 9

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

Vanderbilt at Florida | 12 p.m. | ESPN

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

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

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

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

UMass at Army | 12 p.m. | CBSSN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iowa at Wisconsin | 4 p.m. | FOX

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

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

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

Missouri at Georgia | 7 p.m. | ESPN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

NFL Week 10 Games

Thursday November 7, 2019

Chargers @ Oakland8:20pm

 

Sunday November 10, 2019

Detroit @ Chicago1:00pm

Buffalo @ Cleveland1:00pm

Atlanta @ New Orleans1:00pm

Kansas City @ Tennessee1:00pm

Arizona @ Tampa Bay1:00pm

Baltimore @ Cincinnati1:00pm

Giants @ Jets1:00pm

Miami @ Indianapolis4:05pm

Carolina @ Green Bay4:25pm

Rams @ Pittsburgh4:25pm

Minnesota @ Dallas8:20pm

 

Monday November 11, 2019

Seattle @ San Francisco8:15pm

All game times Eastern

 

Week 11 Games

Thursday November 14, 2019

Pittsburgh @ Cleveland8:20pm

 

Sunday November 17, 2019

Jets @ Washington1:00pm

Atlanta @ Carolina1:00pm

Jacksonville @ Indianapolis1:00pm

Buffalo @ Miami1:00pm

New Orleans @ Tampa Bay1:00pm

Dallas @ Detroit1:00pm

Denver @ Minnesota1:00pm

Houston @ Baltimore1:00pm

Arizona @ San Francisco4:05pm

New England @ Philadelphia4:25pm

Cincinnati @ Oakland4:25pm

Chicago @ Rams8:20pm

 

Monday November 18, 2019

Kansas City @ Chargers8:15pm

All game times Eastern

 

 

 

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL TV SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Thursday, Nov. 7

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

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

 

Friday, Nov. 8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Saturday, Nov. 9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arkansas-Pine Bluff at No. 8 Gonzaga

 

Sunday, Nov. 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

TOP HEADLINES

Freshman Anthony scores 34 points, No. 9 UNC beats Irish

Cole Anthony didn’t need much time to make his mark on the North Carolina record book.

Anthony set the school record for scoring by a freshman in his debut, finishing with 34 points and 11 rebounds while leading the ninth-ranked Tar Heels past Notre Dame 76-65 in their opener Wednesday night.

With his father – former UNLV and NBA guard Greg Anthony – in the stands, the Atlantic Coast Conference preseason freshman of the year broke Rashad McCants’ 17-year-old scoring record by a freshman in his first game and finished 12 of 24 from the field with six 3-pointers.

“It’s cool, I’m going to – not celebrate, but be happy about it a little bit tonight, give myself a little pat on the back,” Anthony said. “But we’ve got practice tomorrow. We’ve got to lock back in. We’ve got a game on Friday.”

Anthony scored 15 points during a 29-13 second-half run that put the Tar Heels in control.

Prentiss Hubb scored a career-high 22 points, T.J. Gibbs added 19 and John Mooney finished with 10 for the Fighting Irish. They led 37-32 just under 2 minutes into the second half.

That’s when Anthony took over. He started the run with a runner, reeled off seven straight points for his team and hit three 3s in a 4-minute span, the last of which gave the Tar Heels their first double-figure lead at 61-50 with 9 minutes remaining.

“Sometimes, I used to say, Tyler Hansbrough carried us,” Williams said of about the former national player of the year. “Cole Anthony carried us tonight. … That was pretty impressive, to say the least.”

 

 

No. 11 Virginia uses stellar defense to beat Syracuse 48-34

Virginia picked up right where it left off in April – showcasing its Pack-Line defense in impressive fashion.

Mamadi Diakite scored 12 points, Jay Huff added 11 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 11 Virginia shut down Syracuse 48-34 on Wednesday night.

Syracuse’s shooting numbers told the story: 13 of 55 (23.6%) from the floor, 5 of 29 (17.6%) from behind the arc against the defending national champions.

“I know we have to be good defensively. That will be very significant for how good we can be,” Virginia coach Tony Bennett said. “I think our team understands how important that aspect will be. It starts with willingness. If there’s no willingness, then you’re wasting your time, and there’s willingness by the coaching staff and here’s purpose and buy-in by the young men.”

The Cavaliers became the first reigning NCAA champion to start the next season with a true road game since UCLA opened the 1967-68 season at Purdue. The Cavaliers have a 12-game winning streak in ACC openers and are 11-0 in ACC openers under Bennett.

Virginia held the Orange to 68 or fewer points in each of the previous eight meetings between the teams and this one followed form, and then some, against a team that gave four freshmen nearly 50 minutes of playing time. They finished 2 of 13 from the floor.

“It’s hard,” said Elijah Hughes, the only Syracuse player in double figures with 14 points on 4-of-14 shooting. “They’ve got guys that guard the ball. They’ve got shot blockers. It’s really hard to get in a rhythm. He (Bennett) makes it difficult every year. They’re coming off a national championship. They’re just really good at what they do.”

Virginia also outrebounded Syracuse 47-28 as the Orange fell behind early and never managed to stage any sort of comeback. It marked the first time the Orange hadn’t scored 40 points since 2013 at Georgetown (39).

 

  

Warren scores 21 to lead Pacers over Wizards 121-106

Nate McMillan wanted to see adjustments and quick, and the Indiana Pacers head coach saw what he looking for in a 121-106 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.

“We showed them tape (from Tuesday night’s loss) of our shot selection, shooting the floaters, not taking the extra dribble, getting to the rim and drawing contact,” he said. “Tonight I think we did a much better job of not settling for floaters and the ball movement was great.”

T.J. Warren scored 21 points to lead the Pacers (4-4), who were playing their third game in four nights. Doug McDermott came off the bench and scored 17 of his 19 points in the first half.

“I can shoot it anywhere,” McDermott said. “I’m excited to just make some shots. It’s always good.”

Aaron Holiday finished with 18 points. Domantas Sabonis, who missed the last two games with a left calf contusion, had 13 points and tied his career high with 17 rebounds before fouling out with 3:20 left to play.

Bradley Beal had 30 points, five rebounds and five assists to lead the Wizards (2-5), who have lost four of five games. Thomas Bryant had 20 points and 11 rebounds and C.J. Miles added 15 points.

JaKarr Sampson scored 14 points in a 22-2 run in the third quarter to help Indiana build a 23-point lead.

Sabonis’ two free throws with 5:22 remaining in the third put the Pacers ahead 92-67.

The Wizards closed out the third quarter scoring 11 straight points, capped off with Beal’s jumper just before the buzzer to make it 94-80.

“There was a point where we couldn’t get stops,” Beal said. “The whole second quarter and part of the third quarter hurt, too. We’ve got to defend better than what we did tonight.”

The Pacers led by 13 in the first half with Malcolm Brogdon’s free throw for a technical called on Wizards coach Scott Brooks with 1:21 remaining in the second quarter.

Bryant converted a 3-point play at the end of a 6-2 run to close out the second, and the Pacers led 70-62 at halftime.

  

 

Mitchell scores 24, Jazz outlast 76ers for 106-104 victory

Rebounding became a primary focus for the Utah Jazz after they struggled on the boards in two straight losses. It turned into an area of strength against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Donovan Mitchell had 24 points and eight assists as the Jazz beat Philadelphia 106-104 on Wednesday night thanks in large part to their effort on the glass. Utah had a 50-42 edge in rebounds over the Sixers, who were sixth in the NBA in rebounding through their first six games.

“We had great urgency on the boards,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “Obviously, it was something that our guys internalized. We watched film. Those are boxes you’re checking and our guys came to rebound.”

Bojan Bogdanovic added 20 points and Rudy Gobert had 14 points, 16 rebounds and three steals. Joe Ingles scored a season-high 16 off the bench for Utah.

The Jazz improved to 4-0 at home this season after holding the 76ers to one field goal over the final four minutes.

“We’ve had great stretches of defense throughout the entire year,” Mitchell said. “We’ve defended really well and this was another night of it, but we’ve got to keep going.”

Joel Embiid had 27 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Sixers, who have dropped two consecutive games after a 5-0 start that made them the last unbeaten team in the NBA. Josh Richardson added a season-high 24 points and Tobias Harris chipped in with 16.

Ben Simmons did not play in the second half because of right shoulder soreness after bumping into Royce O’Neale’s chest while posting up on a first-quarter play. Simmons finished with two points and two assists in 10 minutes.

Not having their point guard on the floor altered what the Sixers were able to do in terms of containing Utah’s top playmakers.

 

 

Bucks hold off Clippers 129-124 for 4th win in a row

The numbers are adding up quickly for Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The reigning NBA MVP had 38 points and 16 rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Los Angeles Clippers 129-124 on Wednesday night for their fourth victory in a row.

It’s what he’s done to start the season that really stands out.

Antetokounmpo became the first player in league history with 200 points, 100 rebounds and 50 assists in the first eight games of a season.

“He played the whole fourth quarter and was fabulous,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said.

Antetokounmpo had 13 points in 12 minutes during the fourth as Milwaukee repelled several threats by the Clippers, who kept getting within four only to come up short.

“Guys were physical with me but at the end of the day you’ve just got to keep doing what you’re doing,” Antetokounmpo said. “I was trying to make plays, try to stay aggressive. That’s what my teammates wanted me to do.”

Antetokounmpo just missed a triple-double with nine assists. He’s posted at least 10 rebounds and five assists in each of the first eight games this season, the first player to do that since at least 1972-73.

“He’s a beast,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said.

George Hill scored 24 points off the bench and hit six of the Bucks’ 18 3-pointers.

The Clippers were without Kawhi Leonard, who rested for the first half of a home back-to-back. He’ll play against Portland on Thursday night.

“When he sits out we’ve just got to step up,” said Lou Williams, who had 34 points and 11 assists.

Montrezl Harrell had a career-high 34 points and 13 rebounds in his first start of the season.

 

  

Chiefs enter another wait-and-see week with Mahomes

The Kansas City Chiefs will continue to split first-team reps in practice between Patrick Mahomes and backup Matt Moore this week, leaving open the possibility the league’s MVP could be back for Sunday’s game at Tennessee.

Mahomes has been out since dislocating his kneecap in a game against Denver on Oct. 17. He has yet to miss a practice but was ruled out for the Chiefs’ game against Green Bay, then was questionable last week against Minnesota before he was declared inactive on game day.

“It’s going to be day to day,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “He didn’t take a ton of reps last week. We’ll try to increase him a little bit and see how it works out. And we’ll keep you abreast as it goes, but right now that’s where we’re at.”

The Chiefs (6-3) have gone 2-1 with Moore at the helm, including the game he finished in Denver, which has allowed them to maintain their lead in the AFC West and keep pace in the race for a first-round bye and homefield advantage in the playoffs. That stretch also has taken some of the pressure off the Chiefs to rush Mahomes back to the field before he’s ready.

After the trip to Tennessee, the Chiefs head to Mexico City to face the Chargers before getting a long-awaited bye. The field conditions were so disastrous at Azteca Stadium last year that the Chiefs’ scheduled game there was relocated at the last minute, and despite a new surface and NFL assurances, the Chiefs may not want to press their luck with Mahomes there.

In other words, Mahomes could return his week. Or next week. Or not until the Chiefs return from their bye for their next home game against the Raiders on Dec. 1.

“The doctors, they’re involved. We have experts looking at it. I’m not the expert, that’s for sure,” Reid said. “Now it’s a matter of just going through and doing it. Increase his work level and see how he handles it and that’s where we’re at. We’ll monitor it.”

Reid did acknowledge that Moore would start if Mahomes is unable to go.

 

  

Ryan returns to practice but limited with sore right ankle

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was a limited participant in practice Wednesday and it is uncertain if he will start at New Orleans.

A sprained right ankle forced Ryan to miss his first game since 2009, snapping a streak of 163 consecutive starts, when Atlanta lost to Seattle two weeks ago.

“I’m feeling a little bit better every day,” Ryan said. “When you have something like this, you just try and focus on daily improvement and trying to get back to yourself as fast as possible.”

Coming off a bye week, the Falcons (1-7) returned to practice as they prepare to face the Saints (7-1) on Sunday. Ryan is trying to help his teammates stay focused on preparing for this game and not try to salvage the season in one week.

Atlanta is riding a six-game losing streak, its longest since coach Dan Quinn’s first season in 2015.

“It’s trying to win one football game,” he said. “That’s my approach this week. It’s trying to stay present in what we’re doing right now, trying to make sure we put in a good week of work and win this one football game and then try to knock those wins out one in a row as we go. But my focus really isn’t any further than the opponent we have this week.”

If Ryan can’t play, Matt Schaub will make his second straight start. Schaub set a single-game franchise record with 39 completions against the Seahawks and finished with 460 yards passing, one touchdown and one interception.

Cornerback Desmond Trufant (toe), right guard Jamon Brown (foot), left guard James Carpenter (knee), left guard Wes Schweitzer (head) and tight end Jaeden Graham (knee) were limited in practice. Running back Ito Smith (neck) and defensive end John Cominsky (ankle) did not participate.

 

  

Jets’ Bell sits out practice, but could play vs. Giants

 The New York Jets dodged an injury scare with Le’Veon Bell.

The star running back is a bit banged up, but the team is optimistic he’ll be able to play Sunday against the Giants.

Bell sat out practice Wednesday with ankle and knee soreness, a day after an MRI revealed no structural damage.

“He was trying to practice today,” coach Adam Gase said. “We were discouraging that. We thought it wouldn’t be the right thing for him to do, go out there and practice. And, so he finally was like, `Yeah, you’re right, probably should stay inside and work out.’

“I think he is going to be all right. He’s just really sore right now.”

Bell was injured late during New York’s 26-18 loss at Miami on Sunday. He never left the game and Gase didn’t know Bell’s knee or ankle were bothering him until Monday, when Bell missed a meeting to have tests.

“He kind of took a weird hit there late in the game,” Gase said. “I don’t think it really hit him until almost like a day later.”

Bell is off to a sluggish start in his first season with the Jets. He has 415 yards on 125 carries, a 3.3 average that ranks as the lowest of his career. Bell ranks second on the team with 40 receptions, but he has scored just two touchdowns overall – one each rushing and receiving.

When the Jets promoted Josh Adams from the practice squad Tuesday, it added to the fear that Bell could be sidelined for at least this week. Instead, it was just a matter of the Jets wanting to give Adams, who led Philadelphia in rushing last season, a look in the last half of the season.

“We’ve been talking about this for a couple of weeks, getting him up,” Gase said. “We brought him here for a reason. He’s explosive, he’s been doing really well in practice, been doing a great job with the defense. We’re just trying to get some of these younger guys, we have practice squad guys that we think can contribute and help us in some way.”

  

 

Rams WR Cooks ruled out with concussion, seeing specialist

Brandin Cooks needs more time to recover from his latest concussion, and the Los Angeles Rams plan to be cautious with their big-play receiver.

Cooks won’t play Sunday against Pittsburgh while he seeks further medical help for his second concussion in a month. He was ruled out by Rams coach Sean McVay on Wednesday in the wake of at least his fifth concussion during his six-year NFL career.

“There’s no setbacks or anything like that,” McVay said. “It’s all moving in the right direction, but you can’t be smart enough with the human being, more than anything, with something like this. That’s the precautionary measures we’re taking, and he feels good about it.”

Cooks was hurt Oct. 27 during the Rams’ win over Cincinnati in London, and he has not cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol. He flew to Pittsburgh on Wednesday for the second time since his latest injury to meet with specialists, but he will return home before the Rams play the Steelers.

Cooks first went into the concussion protocol during the Rams’ loss to Seattle on Oct. 3 after a hit from Seahawks safety Tedric Thompson. Cooks returned swiftly from that injury, but McVay says the Rams are patient.

Josh Reynolds is likely to start in Cooks’ place when the Rams (5-3) return from their bye week to face the Steelers (4-4).

McVay isn’t guessing what Cooks’ future holds.

“I think he did feel a lot better (after) the first visit to Pittsburgh to get some clarity on maybe why I have some of these things occur, (and) what can we do from a preventative maintenance standpoint to alleviate maybe the risk for these occurring in the future,” McVay said. “And if this is something that’s not going to inhibit his ability moving forward, then that’s where you start saying, `All right, what are the next steps to getting him back on the field?'”

 

 

EARLHAM VOLLEYBALL: Volleyball advances to HCAC semis with 3-0 win over Bluffton

(EC RELEASE)

RICHMOND, Ind. – The third-seeded Earlham College volleyball team will advance to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Tournament semifinals for the second consecutive year after a 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-20) win over sixth-seeded Bluffton University, on Wednesday evening at the Druley Performance Gym.

The Quakers will now play no. 2 seed Hanover College on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Transylvania University’s Clive Beck Center. Earlham and Hanover will meet in Saturday’s second semifinal starting at 5:00 p.m.

Junior Julia Stewart led Earlham (19-8) with 13 kills on 34 attacks with a .235 attack percentage, and completed the double-double with a team-high 13 digs. Stewart also served up three aces on the night. Sophomore Caroline Mulvihill was the only other Earlham hitter in double digits with 12 terminations on 24 error-free attacks.

As a team, the Quakers hit .191 for the match.

Four players logged double-digit dig totals. In addition to Stewart, senior setter Lauren Jackson and senior libero Sydney Ameluxen each charted 12 digs, while Jennifer Shamel turned in 11 digs on the night.

Jackson finished the night with 30 assists, but hit a milestone with Earlham’s third point of the match. Her assist on sophomore Abbey Zanatta’s kill to put the Quakers at 3-1 in set one was Jackson’s 4000th career assist, making her only the sixth player at an HCAC institution to reach that benchmark. Jackson will head into the HCAC semifinals with 4,028 career assists.

Bluffton (7-24) was led offensively by Remi Bower with nine kills, with Sarah Heydinger chipping in with seven terminations. The Beavers hit just .068 for the match.

Maddie White sprawled for a match-high 14 digs to lead Bluffton.

 

   

PURDUE FOOTBALL  NOTES VS. NORTHWESTERN

PURDUE-NORTHWESTERN SERIES DATA Purdue leads 50-32-1 Current Streak: Northwestern has won the last five meetings. In Evanston: Purdue leads 27-19-1 First Meeting: Oct. 2, 1895 – Northwestern won 24-6 on the road. Last Meeting: Aug. 30, 2018 – Northwestern won 31-27 on the road. Noteworthy: True freshman Rondale Moore made his presence felt in his first collegiate game against Northwestern last season. Moore broke Otis Armstrong’s 45-year old school record for all-purpose yards in game (311), finishing with 79 rushing yards, 109 receiving yards and 125 kickoff return yards for 312 all-purpose yards. Moore scored on a 32-yard pass from Elijah Sindelar and scampered for a score on a 76-yard rush in his Purdue debut…. In total, 82 of the 83 previous meetings between the two schools have been played on campus with the lone exception resulting in a 7-0 Purdue victory at Soldier Field in Chicago on Nov. 28, 1931. CENTURY MARK Including four times this season, at least one Purdue player has gone over 100 yards receiving in a game 17 times in the tenure of head coach Jeff Brohm (there have been four games with multiple players eclipsing the mark). In total, the 21 times that at a player has hauled in 100 or more yards receiving has been done in 35 games under Brohm’s leadership at Purdue. As perspective, one would need to go back to the Ohio State game on Oct. 17, 2009, for Purdue receivers to equal that mark prior to Brohm’s arrival (92 games).

FOUR-MINUTE OFFENSE The Boilermakers put on a clinic running their “four-minute offense” against Nebraska last week, scoring the go-ahead touchdown with 14 seconds remaining in the first half and the game-winning touchdown with 1:08 left to play in the fourth quarter. Engineered by two different quarterbacks, both Jack Plummer (first half) and Aidan O’Connell (second half) posted impressive numbers during their respective drives. Plummer went 7 for 8 for 53 yards passing, including a16-yard touchdown heave to Payne Durham, and had 19 yards rushing. Meanwhile, O’Connell went 6 for 6 for 62 yards passing on Purdue’s 12-play game-winning drive in the fourth quarter.

 

NORTHWESTERN NOTES

GOOD TO BE HOME Northwestern will kick off a season-long three-game home stretch Saturday when it plays host to Big Ten West Division foe Purdue at 11 a.m. The Wildcats have won five-straight contest versus the Boilermakers, including the last meeting at Ryan Field on Nov. 11, 2017, 23-13. BLAKE IT LOOK EASY Junior linebacker Blake Gallagher recorded his third-straight game with double-digit tackles with a team-leading 11 at Indiana last week. Gallagher has tallied 32 tackles over the last three weeks, the second most in the Big Ten during the span. See page two for more notes on Gallagher’s junior campaign. LOCK DOWN CORNER Sophomore Greg Newsome II ranks fourth in the country and second in the Big Ten with 11 pass breakups through eight games. He is 16th in the country with 1.4 passes defended per game. Newsome has recorded multiple pass break ups in four games this season, including a career-high four versus Michigan State.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

1 Sophomore Jake Saunders and first

year Adetomiwa Adebawore each

recorded their first career sack versus

Indiana.

10

Senior defensive end Joe Gaziano and

junior linebacker Paddy Fisher are the

nation’s active leaders with 10 career

forced fumbles each.

11 Sophomore cornerback Greg

Newsome II ranks fourth in the

country with 11 pass breakups.

97 Pat Fitzgerald is just three wins shy of

100 for his career.

GAZIANO HAS SACK RECORD IN SIGHT Senior defensive end Joe Gaziano recorded yet another sack versus Iowa as he continues to move towards becoming the program’s all-time leader in sacks. Gaziano needs just 1.5 sacks to tie Casey Dailey’s program record of 28 set from 1994-97. The senior continued to make a case for his third-straight All-Big Ten honor with a career-high five solo stops and a tackle for loss at Indiana. He ranks sixth in the Big Ten with 0.69 sacks per game, fourth with 0.38 forced fumbles per game. Gaziano already has 36 tackles through eight games, just eight of his career high with four games to play.

  

 

NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL NOTES VS. DUKE

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

Site: Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium

  • Capacity: 40,004 (Natural Grass)
  • Durham, N.C.

THE SERIES

3-2-0 Saturday is the sixth meeting between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Duke Blue Devils.

IRISH VS. BLUE DEVILS – BY THE NUMBERS

3

Brian Kelly is the first Irish coach to post three or more shutouts in his Notre

Dame career since Lou Holtz. The last Irish shutout took place in 2014 vs.

Michigan (31-0), and Kelly’s first shutout as the Notre Dame head coach came vs.

Wake Forest in 2012 (38-0).ˆ

3

Freshman DB Kyle Hamilton recorded his third-career interception agaisnt

Virginia Tech to solidify the Irish win. Hamilton’s three total interceptions on the

season leads the Notre Dame defense. Only two other true freshman in the FBS

have reached the three interception mark this season (LSU’s Derek Stingley Jr. – 4,

Washington’s Cameron Williams – 3). TE Tommy Tremble recorded his third

touchdown reception of the season, Notre Dame’s second of the matchup, vs.

Virginia Tech. No Notre Dame tight end in their first year of playing experience

has caught more touchdown passes than Tommy Tremble

4

Brady Quinn, Tommy Rees, Jimmy Clausen, Ron Powlus and Ian Book are the only

quarterbacks in Notre Dame history to record four or more touchdown passes in

three games in their career. Book joined the group after recording five passing

touchdowns vs. Bowling Green.

4

QB Ian Book threw just four incomplete passes vs. Bowling Green, a total which

was one fewer than his passing touchdowns total. Phil Jurkovec completed five

of seven passes and added a touchdown, which put the Irish at equal amounts of

touchdowns thrown to incomplete passes.

5

QB Ian Book threw five touchdown passes in the first half vs. Bowling Green,

matching his career high in a game (vs. New Mexico, 2019) and marking the first

time in program history an Irish QB recorded five touchdown passes in a half.

9

In his last eight games, WR Chase Claypool has totaled nine first-down

receptions in close and late situations, ranking second-most among FBS skill

players. Claypool recorded eight receptions for 118 yards vs. Virginia Tech,

including a key 26-yard catch on fourth down in the final minutes of the game.

His reception kept the Irish drive alive, which culminated in the go-ahead

touchdown run by Ian Book.

10

Brian Kelly is in his 10th season as the head coach at the University of Notre

Dame. He is the fifth Irish coach to spend a decade or more at the school (Knute

Rockne, 13; Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian, Lou Holtz 11).

16

Notre Dame has won 16 consecutive games at Notre Dame Stadium, including a

6-0 clean slate last season. It is the third-longest winning streak at home for the

Irish since Notre Dame Stadium opened in 1930.

20

Notre Dame has held 20 of 21 opponents during Clark Lea’s tenure as defensive

coordinator to 30 points or less. That includes includes ranked opponents LSU,

Michigan, Stanford, Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Clemson, Georgia and Virginia.

149

Notre Dame is 149-63-3 agaisnt ACC opponents all time after topping Virginia

Tech, 21-20. The Irish are set to play Duke and Boston College as part of the ACC

scheduling agreement. See page eight for a full agreement history.

354ˆ Games coached by Brian Kelly in his career, second among active coaches in the

NCAA to Mack Brown (North Carolina).

400

WR Chase Claypool has passed the 400-yard receiving mark for the third

consecutive season. He is among only four Notre Dame wideouts since 1996

to accomplish this feat (joining Michael Floyd, Rhema McKnight and Malcolm

Johnson).

1,273

Notre Dame’s streak of 1,273 carries by a running back without a fumble ended

Saturday vs. Virginia Tech. The streak, dating back to Nov. 21, 2015, was the

longest active streak in the FBS.

LAST TIME: DUKE • September 24, 2016 – The Irish fell to the Blue Devils at home, 38-35, on a field goal in the final minutes of the game. • QB DeShone Kizer tallied his second consecutive game surpassing 300 yards passing, totaling a then-career-high 381 yards, adding two touchdowns. His 441 yards of total offense were then the eighth-most by an Irish quarterback in program history. • WR Equanimeous St. Brown totaled six catches for 116 yards and a TD. • LB Nyles Morgan led the Notre Dame defense with 10 tackles (seven solo), including a sack, and DB Donte Vaughan nabbed his first career interception, this one in the end zone.

 

DUKE NOTES

Duke welcomes No. 15 Notre Dame to Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday. Kickoff between the Blue Devils and Fighting Irish is set for 7:30 p.m., and the game will be broadcast live on the ACC Network. • The Blue Devils fell to North Carolina, 20-17, during their last outing. Redshirt senior quarterback Quentin Harris finished the day 22-of-39 for 229 yards and a touchdown. Fellow classmate Scott Bracey added his second career score on an 11-yard reception, while redshirt junior kicker AJ Reed converted his ninth consecutive field goal. • Saturday’s contest will be the sixth meeting between Duke and Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish hold a slim 3-2 edge in the series, but the Blue Devils won the teams’ last meeting, 38-35, back in 2016. The series breakdown: Away: 1-3 | Home: 1-0 • During that matchup in 2016, Reed drilled a 19-yard field goal to put the visitors up by three with 1:24 remaining on the clock. The Blue Devil defense then took over, forcing three incomplete passes by the Irish on their final four plays. Daniel Jones was 24-of-32 for 290 yards and three touchdowns during the contest, while both Jela Duncan and Anthony Nash accumulated over 100 yards rushing and receiving, respectively. • The Blue Devils are 26-6 (.813) against non-ACC opponents since the start of the 2013 season. They have also won 20 of their last 25 (.800) games versus non-conference foes. • The Blue Devils are 28-142-6 all-time against nationally-ranked opponents (AP poll) including ledgers of 10-59-4 versus top-10 foes and 3-32-2 against top-5 competition. (Full list of results on page 128 of the 2019 Duke Football Media Guide).

  • Since failing to score more than a field goal in their season opener against No. 2 Alabama, Duke has responded with 30 total touchdowns over its last seven games (15 receiving, 14 rushing, and one special teams). With Harris’ passing and rushing score against North Carolina, the Blue Devils have seen the redshirt senior account for 19 of those 30 touchdowns. • Over the last seven games, Harris has gone 138- of-224 (.616) for 1,403 yards and 13 touchdowns. The Wilton, Conn., native also has rushed for 395 yards on 94 carries with six rushing scores. • Duke has had multiple players register double digit tackles in a game on four different occasions this season (Alabama, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, and Georgia Tech). Duke earned two players with double digit tackles just four times throughout all of last season. Senior Koby Quansah and redshirt junior Brandon Hill have led the team with four and three games, respectively, with double figure tackles.

Dylan Singleton and Shaka Heyward have been the only other Blue Devils to reach double digit tackles in a game this season. Singleton joined Quansah during the Alabama game when he tied his careerhigh with 13 stops, while Heyward compiled an impressive 15 against North Carolina. • Despite having thumb surgery a week before the season opener, Quansah has secured a team-best 72 tackles, including 7.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. Two other Blue Devils have earned 50-plus tackles on the year in Singleton and Hill with 54 and 50, respectively. • Redshirt sophomore defensive end Chris Rumph II leads the team with 8.5 tackles for loss, a mark that sits 13th in the league. Quansah and Victor Dimukeje follow closely behind with 7.5 apiece. Duke is one of only three teams in the ACC with a trio of players with at least 7.5 TFL this season (Pittsburgh and Virginia). • On the ground, junior Deon Jackson is tops on the team with 487 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Harris is second with 408 yards and a team-best six scores, while sophomore Mataeo Durant holds strong in third with 248 yards and one TD. Two rookies, Jalon Calhoun and Eli Pancol, have registered a team-best three receiving scores. • On January 4, 2005, Duke head coach David Cutcliffe was hired by then Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis to serve as assistant head coach/QBs coach with the Irish. Due to health reasons, Cutcliffe resigned from the position on June 1 of the same year. Current Duke Vice President and Director of Athletics Kevin White served as Notre Dame’s Director of Athletics from 2000-08. • Duke owns an all-time record of 515-526-31 (.495) in its 107 seasons. • Elected by their teammates, six returning lettermen serve as team captains for the 2019 campaign: OG Zach Baker, DT Edgar Cerenord, DE Tre Hornbuckle, QB Harris, LB Quansah and S Singleton.

  • This season, Duke dons a “McGEE” helmet sticker in memory of former Blue Devil lettermen, coaches and twin brothers Jerry and Mike McGee, who passed away on January 6, 2019 and August 16, 2019, respectively … Jerry, who served as an assistant coach at Kansas State, Southern Illinois, East Carolina and Duke, led Edenton Holmes (N.C.) High School to a pair of state championships in 1964 and 1965 and is enshrined in the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame, National High School Hall of Fame and National Interscholastic Administrators Association Hall of Fame … As a senior guard at Duke in 1959, Mike McGee earned first team All-America and ACC Player of the Year honors while claiming the Outland Trophy as the nation’s top interior lineman, went on to earn induction into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1990 and later served as the head coach at his alma mater (1971- 78) and then as Athletic Director at Cincinnati, Southern California and South Carolina.

 

  

COLLEGE GAME OF THE WEEK

LSU AT ALABAMA

LSU NOTES

A historic No. 1 vs. No. 1 matchup will take place on Saturday in Tuscaloosa when LSU (8-0, 4-0 SEC) travels to face Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC). LSU enters the contest ranked No. 1 in the AP poll and No. 2 in the USA Today Coaches poll. Alabama is No. 1 in the Coaches poll and No. 2 in the AP poll. It’s the first time in college football history that two teams ranked No. 1 in both the AP poll and the Coaches poll meet during the regular season. LSU and Alabama meet as undefeated teams during the month of November for the fourth time. They did it previously in 1972, 1983 and 2011. It’s also the 13th consecutive meeting between LSU and Alabama where both teams enter the game ranked in the Top 25. That streak dates back to the 2007 meeting. Of the 13 consecutive Top 25 matchups between the teams, seven have come with both teams ranked in the Top 10. LSU, winners of nine straight dating back to last year, will face its fourth Top 10 opponent this year. The Tigers are 3-0 against Top 10 teams in 2019 and LSU is the only team in college football with three Top 10 wins to its credit this year. LSU is off to an 8-0 start for the first time since 2011 and fifth time overall. Other 8-0 starts came in 1908, 1958, 1973, and 2011. LSU is ranked No. 1 in the nation in the AP poll for the second straight week. It’s the first time since 2011 LSU’s held the top spot in the AP poll in consecutive weeks. Overall, LSU has played 24 consecutive games as a Top 25 team. LSU has been a Top 25 team for 37 of the 42 games under Coach O with 16 of those coming as a Top 10 team. With the win over Auburn two weeks ago, LSU is 7-1 in its last eight games against Top 10 ranked teams. Last year, LSU won a school-record four games against Top 10 opponents. LSU head coach Ed Orgeron brings a 33-9 mark in 42 games as the Tiger coach into the contest. Of his 33 wins with the Tigers, 25 have come by double-figures, eight have come against Top 10 teams and 14 have come against teams ranked in the Top 25. Orgeron’s eight Top 10 wins ranks as the third-most for an LSU coach in school history, trailing only Les Miles (16 in 12 years) and Charles McClendon (10 in 18 years). Orgeron is 8-3 against Top 10 teams at LSU. LSU has won at least 8 games for 20 straight seasons. The 20-year streak is the longest among Power 5 schools and ranks second to only Boise State (21) among all FBS schools. Under Orgeron, LSU is 19-1 when having a 100-yard rusher and the Tigers are 31-2 when reaching the 20-point mark. 4LSU leads the SEC in total offense (535.9), passing offense (377.6) and redzone offense (43-of-44) and the Tigers are No. 2 in the league in scoring offense (46.8). LSU’s defense is one of two teams in the SEC to hold opponents to under 100 yards rushing a game. The Tigers are allowing only 97.9 yards rushing a contest. The Tigers are No. 4 in the SEC in total defense (315.4). QB Joe Burrow leads the SEC and ranks No. 2 in the nation in passing yards (2,805), passing yards per game (350.6), passing TDs (30) and points responsible for (200). He’s also first in the SEC and No. 3 in the nation in total offense (366.3). He’s on pace to break every LSU single-season passing record. In eight games, Burrow has completed 205-of260 passes for 2,805 yards, 30 TDs and only four interceptions. He’s thrown at least one TD pass in 12 straight games and he’s gone over the 300-yard mark in 8 of the last 11 games. WRs Ja’Marr Chase (43 rec., 749 yards, 9 TDs) and Justin Jefferson (55 rec., 819 yards, 9 TDs) rank Nos.1-2 in the SEC in receiving yards per game with 107.0 and 102.4 yards respectively. LSU’s third receiver Terrace Marshall (22 rec., 333 yards, 7 TDs) ranks No. 10 in the league in receiving. The trio has combined for 120 receptions for 1,901 yards and 25 TDs. 4RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire is No. 2 in the SEC in rushing TDs (8) and he’s No. 6 in the league in rushing yards per game (85.4). Edwards-Helaire has rushed for 683 yards on 115 attempts. LB Jacob Phillips ranks No. 4 in the SEC in tackles per game (8.0). 4CB Derek Stingley leads the SEC in passes defended (13) and he’s tied for the lead league in interceptions (4). Stingley has intercepted a pass in four of LSU’s last five games.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

374 LSU has scored 374 points through eight games for the most points scored in the first seven of a game in school history. 29 Burrow set the school record for touchdown passes in a season against Mississippi State with 29. 20 Burrow has 20 or more completions in 11-straight games for a school record. 2,805 Burrow’s passing yards this season, which is second in the nation. 19 A total of 19 players have at least one reception in 2019 already, including all five running backs. 39 LSU is 43-for-44 in the redzone this season, the most redzone scores in the country and his 97.7 percent conversion is No. 1 in the nation. 9+ Only 12 players in the country have nine or more touchdowns this season with two coming from LSU – Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase. 78.8 Burrow’s completion percentage, which is first in the country. 471 Quarterback Joe Burrow threw for 471 yards at Texas for the second most in a game in school history. Burrow’s total yardage in the air was the most ever against a Texas team. 3 Wide receivers Justin Jefferson, Ja’Marr Chase and Terrace Marshall Jr. became the first trio in school history with 100 or more receiving yards in a game at Texas. 32 Burrow’s 32 completions against Auburn were the third most in a game in school history. 6 Burrow set the school record for touchdown passes in a game with six at Vanderbilt. 14 Number of Tigers that caught at least one pass against Georgia Southern to top the previous high of 12 against North Texas in 2005. 66 The most points in regulation of an SEC game in school history.

 

ALABAMA NOTES

SERIES NOTES THE ALABAMA-LSU SERIES: Alabama leads the series with LSU 53-25-5, which dates back to the 1895 season. The 2019 game will be the 84th meeting between these two long-time Southern football rivals. Since 2005, the LSU-Alabama games have been true battles, with seven of those games being decided by seven points or less. During head coach Nick Saban’s tenure in Tuscaloosa, six of the 12 duels between the two teams have been decided by that same narrow margin, with three of those games going into overtime. During the last meeting in Tuscaloosa in 2017, Jalen Hurts rushed for one score and threw for a second as the Crimson Tide handed the Tigers a 24-10 defeat at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Tigers won the inaugural meeting in Baton Rouge, 12-6, on Nov. 18, 1895. The two teams did not meet again until the 1902 season, with LSU prevailing once again. Alabama’s first series win came on Nov. 9, 1903, in Baton Rouge as the Crimson Tide scored a 10-0 victory. From 1919-45, Alabama posted a 12-game unbeaten streak (9-0-3) against LSU. The series was resumed during the 1944 season with the Tigers gaining a slight advantage over the next nine meetings, posting a 5-3-1 record from 1946-58. Alabama went 16-2 (.889) against LSU from 1964- 81, including a series-best 11-game winning streak from 1971-81. LSU also ended UA’s school record 31-game (30-0-1) unbeaten streak with a 17-13 win at Bryant-Denny Stadium in 1993. The Tigers snapped a 15-game winless streak to the Crimson Tide in Tiger Stadium with a 30-28 win in Baton Rouge on Nov. 4, 2000. Alabama snapped a five-game series skid with the 27-21 overtime win in Baton Rouge in 2008 and followed that with a 24-15 win in Tuscaloosa in 2009. In 2011, the Tide fell to the Tigers 9-6 in overtime in the regular-season contest before meeting for the BCS National Championship, where Alabama came out on top, 21-0. Alabama then produced one of the more memorable victories with a come-from-behind 21-17 victory at Tiger Stadium in 2012 as AJ McCarron found T.J. Yeldon on a screen pass for a 28-yard touchdown with 51 seconds remaining in the game. Alabama pulled away in the second half for a convincing 38-17 win in 2013. In 2014, a stunning last-minute drive in the fourth quarter by Blake Sims produced a game-tying field goal to send the 2014 matchup into overtime. The Crimson Tide would secure the win, 20-13, as Sims found DeAndrew White in the corner of the end zone for a six-yard score to push UA ahead for the win in Baton Rouge. In 2015, Derrick Henry rushed for three touchdowns and the Tide defense limited LSU to just 182 yards in a 30-16 Alabama win. During the 2016 matchup, Jalen Hurts engineered two fourth-quarter scoring drives to break open a scoreless tie as No. 1-ranked Alabama downed the 15th-ranked Tigers, 10-0, at Tiger Stadium. Last time out, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and the Crimson Tide shutout the Tigers 29-0 on Nov. 3, 2018.

SABAN VS. LSU: Alabama head coach Nick Saban is 10-4 (.714) in his career against LSU and has won the last eight meetings with the Bayou Bengals, following last year’s 29-0 shutout in Baton Rouge. The Tide defeated LSU, 24-10, in UA’s last visit to Tuscaloosa in 2017. Alabama defeated the Tigers, 10-0, in Baton Rouge in 2016, 30-16 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2015 and took down Tigers, 20-13, in overtime in Baton Rouge in 2014. Saban’s squad defeated LSU, 38-17, in Tuscaloosa in 2013. Alabama earned a victory in the final minutes in 2012 in Baton Rouge, coming away with a lastminute, 21-17 win. Saban also beat the Tigers in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game (21-0) in New Orleans. Prior to that, Alabama had lost two in a row with a 9-6 overtime defeat in Tuscaloosa on Nov. 5, 2011, and a 24-21 loss in Baton Rouge in 2010. Alabama won the 2008 and 2009 meetings, posting a 27-21 overtime victory in 2008 and a 24-15 win in 2009. Before his arrival in Tuscaloosa, Saban-coached teams were 0-1 against LSU, losing 46-25 to the Tigers while at Michigan State in the 1995 Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La. Saban was the head coach at LSU from 2000- 04 and compiled a 48-16 (.750) record, leading the Tigers to two SEC Championships during his tenure. In 2003, Saban coached the Tigers to a 13-1 record and a 21-14 win over Oklahoma in the BCS National Championship Game played at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, La.

INSIDE THE SERIES Overall: 84th Meeting (Alabama leads, 53-25-5) In Tuscaloosa: Alabama leads, 13-7 Current Streak: Alabama, Won 8 Last Meeting: Nov. 3, 2018 (W, 29-0) Series Notes: Alabama and LSU will meet for the 84th time on Saturday. The Crimson Tide leads the all-time series, 53-25-5, and won last year’s meeting, 29-0, in Baton Rouge. Alabama has won the last eight meetings between the two schools, including a 24-10 win in the Tigers’ last visit to Tuscaloosa in 2017. Alabama head coach Nick Saban is 10-4 in his career against LSU, including a 10-3 mark at Alabama. LSU head coach Ed Orgeron is 0-6 all-time against the Crimson Tide, including an 0-3 mark with the Tigers.

THE FRIENDLY CONFINES OF BRYANT-DENNY STADIUM: Alabama has won 31 straight and 48 of the last 49 games at its home stadium following the Crimson Tide’s 48-7 homecoming performance against Arkansas on Oct. 26. Prior to the Sept. 19, 2015 loss to Ole Miss, the Crimson Tide had not lost a game at home since falling to Texas A&M in 2012. Alabama boasts the best all-time home winning percentage in the FBS at .833 (271-53-3) at Bryant-Denny Stadium since the stadium opened in 1929. Boise State’s Albertsons Stadium (269- 56), which opened in 1970 is second at .828. Georgia Southern’s Paulson Stadium (195-41), which debuted in 1984 is third at .826. Marshall’s Joan C. Edwards Stadium (1991) is fourth at .823 (163-35) while Oklahoma’s Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (1923) is fifth at .814 (401-86-15). The Crimson Tide is 82-7 (.921) at Bryant-Denny Stadium during the tenure of Nick Saban and 78-4 (.951) since the 2008 season.

SABAN’S HOME RECORD: Alabama head coach Nick Saban is 141-19 (.881) in home games during his college head coaching career. He owns the advantage at every stop he has made as a college head coach, including an 82-7 (.921) mark while at Alabama. Saban has won 52 of his last 54 contests at Bryant-Denny Stadium. MORE THAN A DECADE AT NO. 1: With Alabama’s Sept. 29 ranking at No. 1, the Crimson Tide has now been ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press poll at least once each season since 2008. The 12-year streak is the longest in the history of the AP rankings. The previous long streak was seven seasons by Miami (Fla.) from 1986-92. LONGEST TOP-FIVE STREAK: The Crimson Tide’s No. 2 ranking in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 marks the 65th consecutive AP poll in which Alabama has been ranked in the top-five. That stretch of top-five rankings is the longest streak in the poll’s history, surpassing the previous record of 54 straight weeks set by Miami from Oct. 8, 2000 through Oct. 26, 2003. Alabama’s run in the top-five began on Nov. 8, 2015, following a dominant 30-16 victory by the seventh-ranked Tide over then-No. 4 LSU at Bryant-Denny Stadium. During the current run, the Crimson Tide has maintained a 55-3 (.948) record and claimed two national championships to go with three Southeastern Conference titles. LONGEST ACTIVE TOP-10 STREAK: Alabama’s No. 2 ranking in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 Poll marks the 71st consecutive week the Tide has appeared in the AP top-10, which leads the Football Bowl Subdivision for most consecutive weeks in the top-10 in the writers’ poll. Alabama’s last appearance below No. 10 was the week of Sept. 27, 2015, when the Tide was No. 13 heading to a matchup at Georgia, which resulted in a 38-10 UA victory over the No. 8 Bulldogs. The Tide has also appeared in 188 consecutive AP polls, dating back to the start of the 2008 season.

SABAN LEADS IN WINS VS. TOP-FIVE TEAMS: Alabama’s 45-34 win over No. 4 Oklahoma in the 2018 Capital One Orange Bowl on Dec. 29 was Nick Saban’s 24th career victory against a team ranked in the top five of the Associated Press Top 25, the most in college football history. Saban’s 24-13 career record in those contests gives him a .649 winning percentage, which is also college football’s best. Following Saban on the all-time victory list are Bobby Bowden (18/.378 winning percentage), Barry Switzer (15/.516), Woody Hayes (15/.516), Steve Spurrier (15/.429) and Lou Holtz (15/.419). Saban’s record includes six wins in the College Football Playoff: No. 3 Michigan State (38-0) and No. 1 Clemson (45-40) in 2015; No. 4 Washington (24-7) in 2016; No. 1 Clemson (24-6) and No. 3 Georgia (26-23) in 2017; and a 45-34 victory over fourth-ranked Oklahoma last season. Alabama also went 3-0 in BCS National Championship Games (vs. Texas, 37-21, 2009; vs. LSU, 21-0, 2011; vs. Notre Dame, 42-14, 2012). AGAINST THE TOP 10: Since the start of the 2008 season, the Crimson Tide has posted a 30-10 (.750) overall record against top-10 teams, including a 15-4 (.790) mark versus the top 10 since the inception of the College Football Playoff. In Saban’s five national championship seasons at Alabama, his teams have gone 17-2 against top-10 opponents. OUTSIDE THE TOP 15: In addition to its 89-game winning streak against unranked teams, Alabama has lost just one game to a team ranked outside the top 15 in the Associated Press poll since the start of the 2008 season (No. 19 South Carolina in 2010). For perspective, no team in the FBS has lost fewer than 10 games to teams outside the top 15 in that same time frame. SABAN VS. AP TOP 25: Alabama’s 47-28 win over then-No. 24/21 Texas A&M on Oct. 12 was Nick Saban’s 83rd career win vs. the Associated Press Top 25, pushing him past Florida State legend Bobby Bowden for second all-time. Former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno leads the list with 86, three ahead of Saban. Bowden is third with 82, while Alabama’s Paul “Bear” Bryant is fourth at 66. Former Duke, Florida and South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is fifth at 64. Saban’s winning percentage against AP ranked teams (83-40, .675) tops Bryant (.592), Bowden (.557), Spurrier (.529) and Paterno (.512).

BEATING THE BEST: The Crimson Tide is 59-15 (.797) against the Associated Press Top 25, including a 32-9 (.781) mark against AP top-10 teams since the start of 2008. Alabama fi nished 5-1 against ranked opponents in 2018 after facing 10 teams ranked in the AP poll in 2017, going 9-1 and outscoring those opponents by an average score of 38.0-17.3. Alabama fi nished 8-1 in 2015 against the AP Top 25. UNRANKED, NO PROBLEM UNDER SABAN: With its 48-7 win over Arkansas on Oct. 26, Alabama has defeated 89 consecutive unranked teams under head coach Nick Saban, the longest streak in FBS history. The current streak began with a win over Colorado on December 30, 2007 in the Independence Bowl. The previous record was 72 games, shared by Miami (Fla.) (1984-95) and Florida (1989-2000). Under Saban, Alabama holds a 93-3 (.970) (89-3, .967 after vacations) mark against unranked opponents. ALWAYS IN THE HUNT: Since the 2008 season, Alabama has played in 137 of 140 regular season games that have had national championship implications. Following the Crimson Tide’s 24-21 loss to LSU during the 2010 calendar year, UA was essentially eliminated from a chance to keep itself in the national championship discussion. The final three games of that season mark the only three regular season contests without direct national championship implications over the last 12 seasons.

 

 

MIAMI FOOTBALL: Sloman’s 53-Yard FG Gives Miami 24-21 Battle of the Bricks Win

ATHENS, Ohio – Senior kicker Sam Sloman delivered a game-winning field goal from 53 yards and the Miami defense made a massive final stand as the Miami RedHawks pulled out a huge 24-21 win over the rival Ohio Bobcats Wednesday night, on the 150th anniversary celebration of the first ever college football game.

With the win, Miami (5-4, 4-1 Mid-American Conference) takes the driver’s seat in the MAC East, as Ohio (4-5, 3-2 MAC) slips a game behind the RedHawks in the standings.

Before Sloman’s pivotal kick put the final stamp on what was a back-and-forth contest, Jaylon Bester had two touchdowns for Miami while Brett Gabbert (10-18, 149 yards) found Jack Sorenson for Miami’s other score. The Miami defense held the high-powered Ohio offense to just 21 points, well under the Bobcats’ season average, led in part by two key first-half takeaways.

Ohio started with the ball and looked to be putting together a promising drive as the Bobcats moved it into the Miami red zone. However, Sterling Weatherford kept OU off the board as he knocked the football free on an O’Shaan Allison carry, then Kameron Butler fell on it for the Miami recovery and a touchback.

The RedHawks put together a few first downs after the fumble, but were ultimately forced to punt after a third-and-four run on the Ohio 34 was stopped in the backfield.

The first frame would end with the game still scoreless.

Early in the second, Ohio faced a third and one in Miami territory, but a huge stop behind the line by Bart Barrati forced the Bobcats to try a field goal. Louie Zervos’ 50-yard try went wide left, keeping the game scoreless.

The next RedHawks drive would be a short one as it ended in another Kramer punt, but the Miami defense made another huge play to make up for it. On third and long, Lonnie Phelps sacked Ohio’s Nathan Rourke and the ball came loose; Doug Costin recovered the ball for the ‘Hawks.

The very next play from scrimmage finally got Miami on the board, as Bester took the Gabbert handoff and raced past the Ohio defense to the end zone. The 45-yard touchdown carry put the ‘Hawks up 7-0 with 10 minutes left on the clock in the half.

However, the Bobcats would quickly answer back with their own quick touchdown drive. After a 50-yard rush from OU’s De’Montre Tuggle set them up deep in Miami territory, Rourke found Ty Walton for the score and tied the game at seven each.

Although it appeared each team might score some late points before halftime, the 7-7 score held at the break. Miami’s Maurice Thomas had a nice punt return into Ohio territory with just over two minutes left, but the RedHawks couldn’t do anything with it. Ohio had a chance of their own to score late, but their drive stalled out near midfield and the half came to an end.

The RedHawks opened up half number two with a statement touchdown drive. After nine plays from the RedHawks set up third and seven on the Ohio 21, Sorenson made an incredible juggling catch in the back of the endzone to put another touchdown on the board for Miami and put MU back on top, 14-7.

Neither team would get much done on offense the rest of the quarter, and the ‘Hawks held on to the seven-point lead as the final 15 minutes got underway.

Ohio would quickly erase that lead early in the fourth, however, as Rourke snuck into the end zone from just a yard out to again level the game.

The momentum swings continued as the RedHawks found the end zone just two plays later. James Maye broke away from his defender and was found by Gabbert streaking down the middle of the field, taking it all the way down to the Ohio 12. After an Ohio penalty, Bester earned his second TD of the day as he raced into the end zone from seven yards out, putting Miami up by a touchdown for the third time in the game.

The next drive would follow a similar script, as once again Ohio strung together a long drive and put seven on the board to tie the game. After it looked like he had a 37-yard scamper for a TD that was ruled out of bounds before the goal line after a review, Rourke put up his second rushing TD when he did in fact score just two plays later.

After the ensuing kick, the RedHawks found themselves tied at 21 with 8:58 on the clock. Miami marched down the field into Ohio territory, taking over five minutes off the clock, but an incomplete pass on third down left Miami with a fourth and long on the OU 35. Sloman lined up for the 53-yard kick and drilled it, matching his career-long FG and giving Miami what would prove to be the final score.

The Bobcats would get the ball with nearly four minutes left to play, but this time there would be no comeback from Ohio. The pivotal play came on second and ten, where Butler and Ryan McWood blew up the Ohio offensive line and dropped Rourke for a big loss. The third and fourth down pass attempts were incomplete, turning the ball back over to Miami on downs.

The RedHawks would wind down the clock, giving Ohio one desperation play from its own 20 with just seconds left, but the Miami defense dealt with it easily and secured the win.

Bester ended the game with 84 yards to lead all Miami runners. Defensively, McWood had 13 total tackles to lead the ‘Hawks will Butler and Myles Reid added 10 each.

The win was Miami’s first in Athens since 2005, and extends Miami’s all-time series lead against Ohio to 54-40-2.

The RedHawks will look to keep the three-game winning streak rolling on November 13 back in Oxford, as Bowling Green comes to town for an 8 p.m. game that will be televised on ESPNU.

  

 

Ball State Football’s Riley Miller Nominated for Burlsworth Trophy

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Ball State wide receiver Riley Miller was one of 83 Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) players nominated for the 2019 Burlsworth Trophy. The award, now in its 10th year, is named in honor of Brandon Burlsworth, former University of Arkansas walk-on offensive lineman who went on to earn All-America accolades. It goes each year to the nation’s most outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on.

Miller, a redshirt senior from Yorktown, Indiana, has started 30 consecutive games for the Cardinals. This season, he ranks ninth in the Mid-American Conference in receiving yards per game (53.4). He leads the squad with five touchdown receptions, including two in the 52-14 win over Toledo on Oct. 19.

A three-sport athlete at Yorktown High School, Miller joined the Ball State football team in 2015 as a preferred walk-on. After redshirting in 2015 and seeing limited action in 2016, Miller earned a scholarship during preseason camp in 2017. He went on to claim Ball State’s John Magnabosco Award (most outstanding player) and second team All-MAC honors in 2018 after ranking third in the conference in receptions per game and fourth in receiving yards per game.

Miller was one of six Burlsworth nominees from the Mid-American Conference.

Without one Division I scholarship offer, Burlsworth walked on at Arkansas in 1994. He became a three-year starter and was eventually named an All-American in 1998. Burlsworth was selected as the 63rd overall pick by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1999 NFL Draft but was tragically killed in a car accident 11 days later. The Burlsworth Foundation was created in his memory and supports the physical and spiritual needs of children, in particular those children who have limited opportunities.

The Brandon Burlsworth Foundation, in conjunction with Springdale Rotary Club, will host an awards ceremony on Dec. 9, 2019 in Springdale, Arkansas, to honor the three finalists and to announce the 2019 winner.

For more information on the Burlsworth Trophy, please visit burlsworthytrophy.com.

The Cardinals (4-5, 3-2 MAC) are back in action in two weekends when Central Michigan visits Scheumann Stadium in another pivotal league game on Saturday, Nov. 16.

  

 

PURDUE MEN’S BASKETBALL: Boilermakers Win 7th Straight Opener with Victory over Green Bay

#BoilerNotes

  Purdue improved to 1-0 with a 79-57 win over Green Bay in front of 14,804 fans at Mackey Arena … the Boilermakers won their seventh straight season opener, the last six coming by at least 22 points … Purdue is now 101-21 all-time in season openers.

  Purdue improved to 3-1 all-time against Green Bay and is now 30-2 against members of the Horizon League … the Boilermakers have won 16 straight games against current members of the league.

  Purdue is now 14-1 all-time under Matt Painter in season openers … Purdue has held its opponent under 60 points in nine of the last 13 season openers.

  Purdue is now 24-1 under Matt Painter against winless teams at home.

  Purdue has won 22 straight games when holding foes under 70 points.

  Purdue won its 18th straight home game, now the fifth-longest streak in America and now tied for the fifth-longest streak in school history … Purdue’s 20 straight non-conference home wins are the fourth-longest streak in school history … Purdue has sold out nine straight games dating to last year.

  Purdue is now 64-4 (.941) at Mackey Arena since the start of the 2015-16 season … the Boilermakers are 56-2 (.966) with the Paint Crew in attendance over the last 58 games.

  Jahaad Proctor’s 26 points are the most in a Purdue debut since Glenn Robinson scored 30 points in his first game in a Purdue uniform on Nov. 29, 1992 … it marked his 27th career 20-point game.

  Matt Haarms’ seven blocked shots were a career high and tied for the fifth most in a game in school history … it was the most since A.J. Hammons had eight against Michigan State on Feb. 9, 2016.

  Eric Hunter Jr.’s 15 points and six assists were both career highs.

  Aaron Wheeler had a career high nine rebounds.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Jahaad Proctor and Eric Hunter Jr. gave Purdue’s revamped backcourt a completely different look Wednesday night.

If the new tag-team tandem keeps operating at peak proficiency, the Boilermakers again could pose major problems for opponents.

Proctor scored 26 points in his first game at Mackey Arena, Hunter added 15 and No. 23 Purdue pulled away from Green Bay for a 79-57 victory — the Boilermakers’ seventh straight opening-night win.

“I just know when the (shot-clock) is winding down it’s time to go make a play,” Proctor said, noting it was the biggest crowd he’s played in front of. “Most of the time I don’t like settling for jump shots because the defense is, nine times out of ten, going to foul you if you get to the basket.”

The style change was obvious right from the start.

Rather than having Carsen Edwards and Ryan Cline pull defenses out with 3-pointers, Proctor and Hunter challenged the Phoenix by driving to the basket.

Together, they were virtually unbeatable.

Proctor, a graduate transfer from High Point, went 11 of 17 from the field while grabbing five rebounds. Hunter, who made only one start last season as a freshman, was 7 of 14 from the field with four rebounds and six assists.

The Boilermakers considered it the perfect ending on a celebratory night on which they unveiled their 24th Big Ten championship banner and played highlights from last season’s Elite Eight run.

But it certainly wasn’t what Green Bay coach Linc Darner envisioned when he scheduled the return to his alma mater.

“He had a great game and when he gets going downhill there,” Darner said, referring to Proctor. “It was hard to guard, we’ve got to do a better job of helping.”

The Phoenix (0-1) never really had a chance after giving up the first eight points and falling behind 14-2 less than six minutes into the game.

Freshman Amari Davis scored six of his 10 points during an 8-0 run that got Green Bay within 14-10, but Purdue scored the next eight to make it 22-10 and the Phoenix never seriously challenged again.

Kameron Hankerson led the Phoenix with 15 points. JayQuan McCloud also scored 10 for Green Bay.

Purdue finally sealed the game with an 8-0 run that extended the lead to 69-49 with 4:32 to play.

“You’ve got to be able to cut through the paint, you got to be able to get the ball in and get angles and attack people in different actions,” coach Matt Painter said. “I thought those guys (Proctor and Hunter) were able to do that.”

  

 

Butler MBB Opens Season with 80-47 Win Over IUPUI

Down to six healthy bodies for the final 35 minutes of the game, Butler rolled to a convincing 80-47 win over IUPUI in Wednesday night’s season opener at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Senior Sean McDermott led the Bulldogs with 26 points. He went 10-of-11 from the field, making four of his five attempts from behind the arc.

With four players out due to injury or illness prior to tip, and Jordan Tucker serving a one-game NCAA suspension, Butler hoped to play seven players in the contest. But Kamar Baldwin and Campbell Donovan left the game with injuries in the opening minutes. That pressed freshman post John-Michael Mulloy into action. The staff hoped to get through the contest without playing the freshman to keep the possibility of a redshirt open.

“We came in short-handed, but that happens in sports,” said Butler coach LaVall Jordan. “I’m incredibly proud of the fight. We had a chance to get better during the game and to embrace adjustments. Mainly because we had to play through them; there was no one to sub in when you made a mistake. And I’m really proud of Sean’s leadership. His voice has been even bigger to us than the baskets he’s making.”

Butler shot 59 percent for the game, and utilized 50 points in the paint. Bryce Nze and Bryce Golden each made the first start of their respective Butler careers. Nze responded with a double-double (11 points and 11 rebounds). Golden posted career-bests of 17 points and eight rebounds. Freshman Khalif Battle had 11 points in his Bulldog debut.

Aaron Thompson, playing all 40 minutes, had eight points and nine assists. He orchestrated the Butler offense well, as the team even played a stretch with three posts in the game, as the Bulldogs committed only nine turnovers.

As Butler wore down late in the first half, IUPUI was able to trim the lead to eight before a Butler basket gave the Bulldogs a 36-26 halftime lead. Butler then opened the second half on an 18-2 run to take a 54-28 lead with 13:50 remaining. That lead would grow north of 30 shortly thereafter.

Butler’s defense limited IUPUI to 37-percent shooting. Marcus Burk was the only Jaguar in double figures with 17 points, but he needed 21 shots to get there.

Mulloy had four points and four rebounds in 18 minutes of action.

The Bulldogs return to action Saturday night, hosting New Orleans as part of Family Weekend on the Butler campus.

  

 

Regular Season Opens On Thursday Night For No. 24 Indiana Versus Mount St. Mary’s

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. –  The regular season tips off on Thursday night at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall as No. 24 Indiana welcomes Mount St. Mary’s.

#24/RV Indiana (0-0) vs. Mount St. Mary’s (0-1)

Thursday, November 7, 2019 • 7 p.m. ET
Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall • Bloomington, Ind.

ABOUT THE MOUNTAINEERS

The Mount arrives in Bloomington after dropping their season opener at No. 13 Kentucky on Tuesday night, 67-44. Junior guard Jatarrikah Settle had 10 points for the Mountaineers in the loss as they shot just 27.8 percent on the night. They were selected to finish third in the Northeast Conference this season and return 11 players from last year’s 15-16 campaign behind NEC All-Rookie selection guard Michaela Harrison and leading rebounder junior center Rebecca Lee also returns for Mount St. Mary’s. 

SERIES HISTORY

First meeting 

NOTES

  • Indiana opens up its 48thseason of women’s basketball on Thursday night.
  • The Hoosiers are 35-12 all-time in season openers, winning all six under sixth year head coach Teri Moren.
  • In its only exhibition game, Indiana defeated Division II McKendree, 109-43, on Sunday afternoon. Seven players scored in double figures behind 20 points from sophomore forward Aleksa Gulbe.
  • Indiana opens up the season as the No. 24 team in the nation in the Associated Press preseason Top 25. They are also receiving votes in the USA Today/WBCA Coaches poll.
  • They were also picked to finish third (media)/fourth (coaches) in the Big Ten preseason polls.
  • In addition to All-Big Ten honors, Patberg has pulled in a variety of nominations to national awards watch lists. The Columbus, Ind. native is one of 20 point guards on the Nancy Lieberman Award preseason watch list, a Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 candidate and is on the Women’s Citizen Naismith Trophy Watch List Top 50.
  • The Hoosiers went 21-13 overall in 2018-19 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament second round. They defeated five teams with Top 50 RPIs and took down two Top 15 teams for the first time since 2002-
  • Patberg leads a group of four starters that return for the 2019-20 season. She led the way with 15.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game as an All-Big Ten second team selection in 2018-19. All-Big Ten picks Jaelynn Penn (13.9 ppg.) and Brenna Wise (12.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg.) are also back while junior guard Bendu Yeaney continues to rehab a torn Achilles suffered in the NCAA Tournament last season.
  • From last season, Indiana returns 91 percent of its scoring and 72 percent of its rebounding from last season.
  • Seven new faces were added to the roster in the offseason, including six freshmen. It’s the largest class of freshmen in six years led by 2019 Indiana Miss Basketball Jorie Allen and Maine Gatorade Player of the Year Mackenzie Holmes. 

UP NEXT

The Hoosiers continue their homestand with Nicholls State on Sunday. Tipoff is set for 12 p.m. ET.

  

 

Ali Patberg Named To Women’s Citizen Naismith Trophy Watch List

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.  – Indiana redshirt junior guard Ali Patberg is one of 50 candidates for the Women’s Citizen Naismith Trophy Watch List, announced on Wednesday. 

It’s the fourth preseason honor for Patberg, who has also picked up honors as an All-Big Ten preseason honoree, one of 20 point guards on the Nancy Lieberman Award Watch List and a Wooden Award Preseason Top 30. 

Patberg returns as the program’s leader in assists last season with 4.8 per game while also returning as the team’s leading scorer from the 2018-19 season. She played and started in 31 games in her first season at IU, as she helped guide Indiana to a NCAA Tournament Second Round appearance in Eugene that featured a win over Texas. The All-Big Ten Second Team selection averaged 15.8 points per game as she scored in double figures 24 times. 

The Columbus, Ind. native also averaged 5.0 rebounds per game as she also shot 80.4 percent from the free throw line. She set a career-high 13 assists against Missouri State last season and dished out multiple assists in 29 games. 

The Women’s Citizen Naismith Trophy list midseason 30 team will be announced in early February, and then the competition will be narrowed down to 10 national semifinalists on March 3, 2020. Following those results, four finalists will be named on March 20, 2020, and the winner of the 2020 Citizen Naismith Trophy for Women’s Player of the Year will be announced on April 4, 2020. 

Patberg and the Hoosiers begin the 2019-20 season on Thursday when they host Mount St. Mary’s at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET on BTN+.

  

 

Ae’RIANNA HARRIS NAMED TO CITIZEN NAIISMITH TROPHY WATCH LIST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – With less than a week before the opening tip of the 2019-20 Purdue women’s basketball season, Ae’Rianna Harris added another laurel to her preseason honors list. On Tuesday, the senior was named to the Women’s Citizen Naismith Trophy Watch List, the award presented to the national player of the year.

Harris’ name has been invoked plenty of times during the runup to the season. The Indianapolis native was tabbed Preseason All-Big Ten, Lisa Leslie Award Watch List and the 24th ranked player in the nation by ESPNW.

The 6-foot-1 forward rewrote the record books in just three years, breaking the program record for career blocks, blocks in a season for sophomores and juniors and the single-game field goal percentage.

Harris is one-of-two players in Big Ten history to post at least two seasons with 300 points, 300 rebounds and 100 blocked shots. She is on pace to be the fifth member from the Big Ten to join the 1,000-point, 1,000-rebound and 300-block club.

Tuesday’s announcement featured 50 players. The midseason 30-player team will be announced in early February, and then the competition will be narrowed down to 10 national semifinalists on March 3, 2020. Following those results, four finalists will be named on March 20, 2020, and the winner of the 2020 Citizen Naismith Trophy for Women’s Player of the Year will be announced on April 4, 2020.

The Boilermakers will open the 2019-20 season Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. at Mackey Arena against Milwaukee. It will be Boilermaker Kid’s Club Day and Service Appreciation Day. Any current or retired military members, police officers, firefighters or hospital staff can purchase a discounted general admission ticket by calling 765.494.3194 or by visiting the ticket box office at Mackey Arena.

 

  

THIS WEEK IN BIG 10 VOLLEYBALL

  • All 14 programs continue Big Ten play this week. Conference play includes one top 15 matchup: No. 15 Purdue at No. 8 Penn State (BTN+). • Seven Big Ten programs are either ranked or receiving votes in the latest coaches poll released by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, with four teams ranked among the top 10. Wisconsin remains at No. 4, Minnesota follows at No. 6, Nebraska moves to No. 7 and Penn State is eighth. Purdue improves to No. 15 and Illinois is No. 21. Michigan is receiving votes. • Eight Big Ten volleyball teams are ranked in the top 60 of the NCAA RPI: No. 3 Wisconsin, No. 6 Nebraska, No. 8 Minnesota, No. 15 Penn State, No. 21 Purdue, No. 39 Michigan, No. 40 Illinois and No. 50 Ohio State. • Wisconsin’s Dana Rettke earned Player of the Week after leading the Badgers to sweeps of Maryland and Indiana averaging 4.2 kills per set on a .550 hitting percentage and 1.50 blocks per set. Nebraska’s Kenzie Knuckles was named Co-Defensive Player of the Week after averaging 5.00 digs per set in No. 8 Nebraska’s wins over Rutgers and No. 7 Penn State. Wisconsin’s Tiffany Clark earned Co-Defensive Player of the Week after averaging 5.00 digs per set in No. 4 Wisconsin’s wins over Maryland and Indiana. Wisconsin’s Sydney Hilley claimed Setter of the Week honors after setting the Badgers to their school record 12th Big Ten win in a row, averaging 12.8 assists per set against Maryland and Indiana. Ohio State’s Jenaisya Moore averaged 4.12 kills and 4.38 points per set for the Buckeyes over the weekend, earning Freshman of the Week honors. • Five Big Ten programs rank in the top 35 of national hitting percentage: No. 4 Wisconsin (.294), No. 20 Penn State (.271), No. 24 Michigan (.269), No. 31 Minnesota (.262) and No. 32 Nebraska (.260). • Minnesota is 15th in the nation in kills per set averaging 14.15. Wisconsin is 19th in the country with 14.10. • Two programs rank in the top 15 of assists per set with Wisconsin ranked 13th at 13.26 helpers per set. Minnesota is 14th with 13.25 assists per set. • Three Big Ten students rank in the top 10 of national hitting percentage: Penn State’s Kaitlyn Hord is fourth in the nation averaging a .437 clip, Wisconsin’s Dana Rettke is sixth (.426) and Maryland’s Katie Myers is ninth (.418). • Wisconsin’s Sydney Hilley is 10th in the nation averaging 11.41 assists per set. Penn State’s Gabby Blossom is No. 22 with 11.15 assists per set, Illinois’ Diana Brown is 27th averaging 10.91 and Nebraska’s Nicklin Hames is 31st with 10.83 helpers per set. • Four active Big Ten coaches have recorded at least 600 career wins: Penn State’s Russ Rose (1,289), Nebraska’s John Cook (739), Michigan State’s Cathy George (651) and Michigan’s Mark Rosen (632). Rose ranks frst among active Division I coaches in career victories, while Cook ranks 9th, George is 14th and Rosen is No. 18. • Based on average attendance, the Big Ten currently has ten of the nation’s top 30 programs, including fve of the top 10 spots. Nebraska leads the nation, averaging 8,198 fans per contest, Wisconsin is second with 7,052, Minnesota is fourth at 5,700, Penn State checks in at No. 6 with 3,628, Michigan State is seventh with 3,040 and Illinois is No. 10 with 2,729. Michigan is 17th with 1,992, Purdue is 20th with 1,917, Ohio State is 26th with 1,578 and Indiana is No. 30 averaging 1,508 patrons per contest.

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019

Michigan State at RV Michigan+ 7:00 pm

#21 Illinois at Iowa 8:00 pm

Northwestern at #7 Nebraska* 9:00 pm

Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

#6 Minnesota at Maryland+ 7:00 pm

#4 Wisconsin at Ohio State+ 7:00 pm

#15 Purdue at Rutgers+ 7:00 pm

Indiana at #8 Penn State+ 7:30 pm

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019

#4 Wisconsin at Maryland+ 7:00 pm

#21 Illinois at RV Michigan 7:00 pm

Northwestern at Michigan State+ 7:00 pm

#15 Purdue at #8 Penn State+ 7:00 pm

Indiana at Rutgers+ 7:00 pm

#7 Nebraska at Iowa+ 8:00 pm

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019

#6 Minnesota at Ohio State+ 12:00 pm

 

 

THIS WEEK IN BIG 1O HOCKEY

All seven schools will be in action this weekend, highlighted by a top-10 matchup in conference play. No. 5/5 Notre Dame will play host to No. 9/8 Ohio State in a meeting of the last two Big Ten Champions. Elsewhere this weekend, Michigan State will make its conference debut with a series at No. 6/6 Penn State, Minnesota will visit Michigan, and No. 12/12 Wisconsin will go on the road to face No. 20/- Omaha. • A total of three games will appear live on national television this weekend, with both games of the Michigan-Minnesota series being carried by BTN and the series opener between Notre Dame and Ohio State appearing on NBCSN. • Through four weeks of play, Big Ten teams have recorded a non-conference mark of 24-13-2. With a winning percentage of .641, Big Ten teams pace all Division I conferences. • Four Big Ten teams appear in the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls this week. Notre Dame is ranked No. 5 in both polls, followed in each poll by Penn State at No. 6. Ohio State checks in at No. 9/8, while Wisconsin follows at No. 12/12. Minnesota is receiving votes in the USCHO.com poll. • Since the 2013-14 season, six Big Ten schools (Michigan, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin) have been ranked in the top five of the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls. Those six teams have combined to be ranked in the top five of both polls a total of 120 times, with at least one top-five team in 97 out of 158 weeks. • Big Ten teams currently occupy two of the top four positions on the national scoring list, including the top two positions among teams who have played at least three games. Notre Dame ranks third with 4.67 goals per game, followed by Penn State at No. 4 with 4.57 goals per contest. • Four of the top nine scorers in the nation this season skate for Big Ten squads. Notre Dame’s Cal Burke and Penn State’s Nate Sucese lead the conference and tie for third nationally with 13 points. They are followed by Notre Dame’s Mike O’Leary and Penn State’s Brandon Biro, who are tied for fifth with 12 points. • A trio of Big Ten goalies find themselves among the top 12 nationally in save percentage this season. Penn State’s Peyton Jones leads the conference and ranks third nationally with a .947 save percentage, followed by Ohio State’s Tommy Nappier (6th, .940) and Michigan’s Strauss Mann (12th, .934). • Any regular season conference game that remains tied after regulation will play the NCAA-mandated five-minute, 5-on-5 sudden-death overtime period. If the game remains tied, the two teams will then play a five-minute, 3-on-3 sudden-death overtime period. If the game is still tied following both overtime periods, then the game will move to a sudden-death shootout. • Teams will be awarded three points in the conference standings for a win in regulation or the 5-on-5 overtime period. If the game is tied following the 5-on-5 overtime, both teams will receive one point, with a second point being awarded to the team that wins in either the 3-on-3 overtime period or the shootout. • The 2019-20 Big Ten hockey regular season will feature the most extensive slate of television coverage in college hockey, with more than 70 total games. The lineup is highlighted by a package of 27 national broadcasts to be carried on BTN, seven broadcasts on NBCSN, three broadcasts on NHL Network, two on ESPNU, and a game on FS1. • Every televised game on BTN can be streamed on the FOX Sports app. All games broadcast by FOX Sports Regional Networks can also be streamed on the FOX Sports GO app for authenticated subscribers to the broadcasting regional network, or on BTN+. All games televised on an ESPN network will also be available to stream on the ESPN App.

LAST WEEK

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31

#12/12 PENN STATE def. #7/8 WISCONSIN, 6-1

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1

#12/12 PENN STATE def. #7/8 WISCONSIN, 4-2

 #13/13 OHIO STATE def. MICHIGAN, 3-2

#4/5 Cornell def. MICHIGAN STATE, 3-2

#5/4 NOTRE DAME tied MINNESOTA, 2-2 (OT)

(MINN wins in 3-on-3 OT)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2

#13/13 OHIO STATE def. MICHIGAN, 2-1

#5/4 NOTRE DAME def. MINNESOTA, 5-3

#4/5 Cornell def. MICHIGAN STATE, 6-2

THIS WEEK

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8

MINNESOTA at MICHIGAN 6:30 p.m.

BTN/FOX Sports app

MICHIGAN STATE at #6/6 PENN STATE 7 p.m.

BTN+

#9/8 OHIO STATE at #5/5 NOTRE DAME 8 p.m.

NBCSN

#12/12 WISCONSIN at #20/- Omaha 8 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9

MINNESOTA at MICHIGAN 5 p.m.

BTN/FOX Sports app

MICHIGAN STATE at #6/6 PENN STATE 6 p.m.

#9/8 OHIO STATE at #5/5 NOTRE DAME 7 p.m.

#12/12 WISCONSIN at #20/- Omaha 8 p.m.

  

 

OHIO STATE HOCKEY: No. 9/8 Buckeyes Hit the Road for B1G Series at No. 5 Notre Dame

Ohio State enters weekend 6-1-1 overall and on four-game winning streak

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The No. 9/8 Ohio State men’s hockey team travels to No. 5 Notre Dame this weekend for a Big Ten series. The Buckeyes (6-1-1, 2-0-0-0 B1G) and Irish (5-0-1, 1-0-1-0 B1G) will meet at 8 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday in Compton Family Ice Arena in Notre Dame, Ind. NBCSN will televise Friday’s game, with both games on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Ohio State radio will carry the games as well on 1460 AM and the TuneIn app. (Gameday Links)

Buckeye Notes to Know

  • Ohio State enters the weekend on a four-game winning streak, sweeping a road series at Mercyhurst and winning two games vs. Michigan last weekend in Columbus.

The Buckeyes won the series vs. Notre Dame last year, 3-1-0. The squads split the series on Irish ice in November before an Ohio State home sweep in February.

  • Ohio State is the defending Big Ten regular season champion after posting a 13-7-4-3 ledger in conference play in 2018-19. Notre Dame won the 2019 Big Ten Tournament, as well as the regular season and tournament titles in 2018.
  • The Buckeyes are 3-0-1 in road and neutral site games this season. The squad opened the year winning the Ice Breaker Tournament in Toledo.
  • Ohio State and goalie Tommy Nappier allowed two or fewer goals in each game so far this season. The squad is tied for third nationally in team defense (1.62 goals allowed per game). Ohio State is the only school to have played more than two games and not allowed more than two goals in a game.
  • All-American Tanner Laczynski is second among active NCAA skaters in career points (118) and leads all seniors with 1.07 points per game. He paces Ohio State with eight assists and nine points.
  • The Buckeyes have converted 30.2 percent of their power play chances this season, going 13-for-43 to rank eighth nationally. The squad has an NCAA-best 13 power play goals on the year.
  • Four of the Buckeyes’ six game winning goals this season, as well as their game tying goal, have been scored in the third period this season.

In the Polls

  • Ohio State moved into the Top 10 of both polls this week after its second sweep in a row. The squad had been No. 13 last week.
  • The squad is No. 9 in the USCHO.com poll and No. 8 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls.
  • Big Ten teams joining the Buckeyes in the polls include No. 5 Notre Dame, No. 6 Penn State and No. 12 Wisconsin. Minnesota is receiving votes in the USCHO poll.

Buckeye Snapshot

  • The Buckeyes are averaging 3.17 goals a game this year (ranking 15th in the NCAA), allowing 1.67 a night (t-7th). The squad has averaged 33.2 shots on goal, with opponents putting 27.8 on net.
  • Ohio State’s power play is 10-for-37 (.270) to rank sixth in the country with the most total PPG. The penalty kill has stopped 25-of-28 (.893) opponent chances to tie for 15th in the NCAA.
  • Sophomore Gustaf Westlund leads the team with four goals and eight points, while senior Tanner Laczynski is first with six assists and second with seven points. Wyatt Ege is second with three goals and Matt Miller, Carson Meyer and Ronnie Hein each have two tallies. Westlund is second with four helpers, followed by Ege, Miller, Meyer and Tate Singleton with three each.
  • Tommy Nappier has started all six games in goal, with a 1.66 goals-against average and .940 save percentage.

A B1G Star Between the Pipes

  • Tommy Nappier started the first eight games for the Buckeyes, making 202 saves on 215 shots for a 1.62 goals-against average and .940 save percentage.
  • He is sixth in the NCAA in both save percentage and goals-against average, leading the B1G in gaa and ranking second in save percentage.
  • Nappier was named a Big Ten Star of the Week for the second time this season Tuesday after allowing just three goals in a sweep of Michigan with one-goal wins in each game.
  • In the season opener vs. Western Michigan Oct. 11, Nappier had a career-high 44 saves in regulation and 5×5 overtime. He also had five stops in 3×3 overtime and made four saves on five shots as the Buckeyes won the shootout.
  • Prior to this season, Nappier had not started both games on a weekend for the Buckeyes. Last season he and Sean Romeo split starts each series until Nappier got the nod in the Big Ten semifinal and NCAA first round games.
  • Nappier is 22-5-4 overall, with a .938 save percentage and 1.73 goals-against average in the Scarlet and Gray.

Buckeyes vs. Irish

  • All-time, Ohio State leads the series with the Irish, 39-37-10, with the first game Feb. 13, 1965. On Irish home ice, Notre Dame leads 20-15-4. In Big Ten regular season action, each team has four wins.
  • Last year, Ohio State won the series between the teams, 3-1-0. The squads opened Big Ten play in Notre Dame Nov. 2-3, 2018, splitting a series with a 1-0 Buckeye victory and 2-1 Irish win. In Columbus Feb. 1-2, Ohio State posted a sweep with 4-2 and 2-0 victories.
  • The Buckeyes are the defending Big Ten regular season champions, while the Irish won the 2019 Big Ten Tournament. Notre Dame won the 2018 regular season title in its first year in the league and defeated the Buckeyes in the B1G Tournament championship game that season.
  • Ohio State and Notre Dame skated as members of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association until 2012-13 when the league was disbanded. Ohio State was a founding member of the conference in 1971-72 and played for two years before leaving for three seasons (1973-74, `74-75, `75-76) and skating as an independent. Ohio State then rejoined the CCHA for the 1975-1976 campaign and remained until 2013. The Irish were in the league in 1981-82 and `82-83 and then rejoined in 1992-93. The Buckeyes and Irish last met as CCHA foes March 23, 2013 in the CCHA Tournament semifinals, a 3-1 win for Notre Dame at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  • Notre Dame is 5-0-1 this year, one of four teams without a loss, with a 1-0-1-0 record in Big Ten play. Last week, the Irish opened league play at Minnesota. The teams tied 2-2 in the first game, with the Gophers scoring in 3×3 overtime. In game two, Notre Dame won 5-3 with two third-period goals.
  • The Irish are third nationally in scoring offense, averaging 4.67 goals a game, and are allowing 2.5 a night.
  • Notre Dame averages 6.3 penalty minutes a game, the second-lowest average nationally. The squad is ninth in the NCAA on the power play (6-for-20, .300) and the penalty kill is seventh (16-for-17, .941).
  • Cal Burke has a team-high nine assists and 13 points (ranking second with four goals), while Mike O’Leary is first with five goals and second with 12 points and seven assists.
  • In goal, Cale Morris has a 2.92 goals-against average and .894 save percentage, with a 2-0-1 record. Ryan Bischel has a 2.00 goals-against average, .929 save percentage and 3-0-0 mark.

Special Teams

  • Ohio State is 13-for-43 (.302) on the power play this season, with at least one power play goal in six of eight games. The squad is eighth in the NCAA in power play percentage.
  • Last weekend vs. Michigan, the Buckeyes were 3-for-6, converting 2-of-3 chances Friday and 1-of-3 Saturday.
  • Ohio State is fourth in the NCAA with 5.38 power play attempts per game. The squad is first with 13 power play goals, followed by Mercyhurst and Penn State with 11 each.
  • Quinn Preston, Wyatt Ege, Ronnie Hein and Matt Miller lead the Buckeyes with two power play goals each. Tate Singleton, Michael Gildon, Tanner Laczynski, Carson Meyer and Gustaf Westlund have also scored on the PP.
  • Laczynski is tied for the NCAA lead with seven power play assists and eight power play points this year.
  • On the penalty kill, the Buckeyes are 28-for-32 (.375). Last weekend, the squad was 1-for-2 in game one and 2-for-2 in game two.
  • Last season, Ohio State was 33-for-158 (.209) on the power play and 108-for-132 (.818) on the PK.

Scoresheet News and Notes

  • The Buckeyes are averaging 3.0 goals per game, with three or more goals in five outings.
  • In all, 13 Buckeyes have at least one goal this season.
  • Ohio State has been outscored 6-4 in the first period this season, but has scored 10 goals in both the second and the third stanzas, allowing three and four goals, respectively, in the second and third periods.
  • Senior Ronnie Hein’s assist Saturday vs. Michigan was the 50th point of his Buckeye career. Tanner Laczynski is the only current member of the Century Club with 118 collegiate points. Carson Meyer (63) and Matt Miller (52) are the other Buckeyes with 50+ points, while Wyatt Ege has 49 collegiate points.
  • In game one at Mercyhurst Oct. 25, redshirt senior defenseman Wyatt Ege scored three goals, the first hat trick for a Buckeye in three years. It was the first three-goal outing for a Buckeye blueliner since Dan Mandich Feb. 13, 1981 at Bowling Green.

Away from Columbus

  • Under head coach Steve Rohlik, Ohio State is 59-43-20 in road and neutral games over the last six-plus years (49-34-18 road, 10-9-2 neutral).
  • In the last three seasons, the Buckeyes have combined for a 36-9-10 road record and 4-5-2 neutral site ledger (38-14-12 overall).
  • Last year’s squad was 10-2-5 on the road and 0-1-0 in its lone neutral site game.

The Schedule Ahead

The Buckeyes have a bye next weekend (Nov. 15-16). The team then heads to Penn State Nov. 22-23 and will return to Columbus for six straight home games – Nov. 30/Dec. 1 vs. Michigan State and Dec. 6-7 vs. Minnesota, along with hosting Colgate after break Dec. 27-28.

 

 

SPORTS EXTRA:

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1928       The cash-strapped Braves send player/manager Rogers Hornsby to the Cubs in exchange for $200,000 and hurlers Percy Jones, Harry ‘Socks’ Seibold, Bruce Cunningham, outfielder Fred Maguire, and catcher Lou Legett. Boston owner Emil Fuchs will replace the “Rajah’, who will hit .380 along with 39 home runs and 149 RBIs for his new club, in the dugout, making him the last person to manage a major league club without any professional playing experience until Ted Turner’s one game foray as a skipper, also with the Braves, in 1977.

1963       Elston Howard is named the American League’s Most Valuable Player Award, becoming the first black player to receive the honor in the Junior Circuit. Joining Roger Maris (1960-61) and Mickey Mantle (1962), the New York catcher becomes the third consecutive Yankee to win the MVP.

1964       The Braves, for the second time in eleven years, receive permission to shift their franchise to another city. Hank Aaron and company will move from Milwaukee to Atlanta after the 1965 season.

1972       For the second time in three years, Johnny Bench (.270, 40, 125) wins the National League MVP award. The Reds catcher joins Mickey Cochrane (1928 A’s, 1934 Tigers), Yogi Berra (1951, ’54, ’55 Yankees), and Roy Campanella (1951, ’53, ’55 Dodgers) as only the fourth backstop to win the award multiple times.

1973       “The institution of Little League is as American as the hot dog and apple pie. There is no reason why that part of Americana should be withheld from girls” – Sylvia Pressler, explaining her ruling in favor of girls being allowed to play Little League.

Sylvia Pressler, a hearing examiner for the New Jersey Civil Rights Division, makes a ruling which leads to the admittance of girls into Little League Baseball, making the Garden State the first to allow girls to play on Little League baseball teams. Prior to the decision, regulations had prohibited girls from participating with boys in the program.

1973       The Cubs trade second baseman Glenn Beckert and minor league prospect Bobby Fenwick to the Padres for outfielder Jerry Morales. The deal will prove to be beneficial to Chicago when their new fly chaser spends four productive years in his first tenure with the club, including an All-Star selection in 1977, and their former infielder playing in only 73 games before being released by San Diego during the first month of the 1975 season.

1978       Red Sox slugger Jim Rice (.315, 46, 139) wins the American League Most Valuable Player award, taking 20 of 28 first-place votes cast by the BBWAA. Ron Guidry, who posted a 25-3 record for the World Champion Yankees, is the runner-up.

1979       The American League Rookie of the Year Award balloting ends in a tie with Twins third baseman John Castino and Blue Jays shortstop Alfredo Griffin each receiving seven of the 28 votes cast by the writers. The deadlock will prompt a change in the method used for next season’s selection.

1990       Receiving all of the writers’ 28 first-place votes, Indian backstop Sandy Alomar, Jr. wins the AL Rookie of the Year, joining Carlton Fisk and Mark McGwire as the only freshmen to be elected unanimously. Yankee first baseman/DH Kevin Maas and Royals right-hander Kevin Appier are the runners-up.

1995       For a bit less money paid by CBS for the rights to televise the 1990-1993 seasons of big league games, Major League Baseball comes to an agreement with the Fox Broadcasting Company to air regular season contests on Saturday afternoons. Similar to the format used by The Baseball Network, Fox will offer weekly regionalized telecasts based solely on a viewer’s geography.

1997       The new Tampa Bay expansion team names Larry Rothschild as the franchise’s first manager. The Devil Rays skipper was the highly respected pitching coach of the World Champion Florida Marlins last season.

2000       Receiving 25-of-32 first-place votes, the BBWAA selects Rafael Furcal as the National League Rookie of the Year. The Braves shortstop, who is the only player listed on all 32 ballots, easily outdistances Cardinal pitcher Rick Ankiel and Mets outfielder Jay Payton.

2002       A’s southpaw Barry Zito (23-5, 2.75) is selected as the American League Cy Young Award winner by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The 24 year-old sophomore, who led the AL in wins, out points Red Sox right-hander Pedro Martinez, 114 to 96.

2002       The Baseball Writers’ Association of America selects Mike Scioscia (World Champions Angels – 99-63) and Tony La Russa (Cardinals – 97-65) as Manager of the Year for their respective leagues. The St. Louis skipper, who also won the award in the American League with the White Sox (1983) and the A’s (1988, 1992), joins Braves’ field boss Bobby Cox as the only managers to win the top honors in both leagues.

2003       Thanks to Luis Garcia’s ninth-inning tie-breaking home run, Mexico upsets the United States Olympic baseball team in the quarterfinals of the qualifying tournament, 2-1. The loss in Panama means the U.S. squad will be unable to defend its gold medal in Athens next summer.

2005       Closer Huston Street, joining shortstop Bobby Crosby, becomes the second consecutive A’s freshman to win the AL Rookie of the Year Award, and the Phillies’ first baseman Ryan Howard cops the honor in the National League. Both players, who were not on Opening Day rosters, got their opportunity to play in the majors this season due to injuries to teammates.

2007       In a five-player trade, the Phillies obtain reliever Brad Lidge and infielder Eric Bruntlett from the Astros in exchange for outfielder speedster Michael Bourn, right-hander Geoff Geary, and minor league prospect Mike Costanzo. Philadelphia hopes a change of scenery will help Lidge become a dominant closer in the National League again as he was in Houston during the 2004 and 2005 seasons.

2011       Clearing a spot in center field for top prospect Lorenzo Cain, the Royals trade outfielder Melky Cabrera (.305, 18, 87) to the Giants in exchange for left-hander Jonathan Sanchez (4-7, 4.26). The addition of the 29 year-old southpaw bolsters KC’s very young starting rotation.

2011       The Twins replace GM Bill Smith on an interim basis with Terry Ryan, who had previously held the post. The dismissal marks the first time since 1961, when the club left Washington to move to Minnesota, that the franchise has fired a general manager.

2012       Brien Taylor, a former top Yankees pitching prospect who received a record $1.55 million signing bonus, is sentenced to 38 months in prison after pleading guilty to distributing crack cocaine. The East Carteret High School’s hard-throwing southpaw was the No. 1 overall selection in the 1991 draft, but two years later his career was cut short when he got into a fist fight, severely injuring his pitching shoulder when he throw a punch which missed his opponent.

2012       With a year remaining on his contract, outfielder Jason Bay is released by the Mets after three very disappointing seasons with New York. The move will not save the team any money as they will be responsible for the $21 million owed to the former National League Rookie of the Year, who signed a big free-agent deal with the club in 2009.

2012       The Rockies, after informing their season-ticket holders via e-mail before making an official announcement, name Walt Weiss as the sixth manager in the 20-year history of the team. The 48 year-old new skipper, a popular shortstop with Colorado during the early years of the franchise, replaces Jim Tracy, who resigned last month.

2013       Rick Renteria becomes the Cubs’ 53rd manager in franchise history, the fourth in the last five years, when he signs a three-year contract with two club option years with the last-place team that finished the season with 96 losses. Chicago’s new 51 year-old skipper has spent the last three seasons as Bud Black’s bench coach in San Diego.

 

 

WORLD SERIES HISTORY

1918

Boston Red Sox (4) vs Chicago Cubs (2)

In the wake of America’s entry into World War 1, the U.S. government called for a shortened season (ending on Labor Day) as well as an accelerated Series to take place immediately after. The perennial Fall Classic was temporarily transformed into a “Late-Summer” version and ran from September 5th to the 11th. In the first of many, the 1918 season was the first to show the effects of wartime on baseball. Many of the league’s elite players were called up to serve their country and the overall quality of teams suffered as a result. Still, America’s national pastime carried on smartly while helping to raise money (and the spirits) of concerned citizens everywhere. More than just a game, baseball would serve this role time and time again for many years to come.

Despite their thinning line-ups, Boston’s Beantown Bombers had dominated the American League on the way to their fifth World Series appearance. With an undefeated post-season record of 4-0 (they had won as both the Red Sox and the Americans) they were primed and ready for #5. With an elite pitching staff including Carl Mays, “Sad” Sam Jones and “Bullet” Joe Bush, not to mention the multi-talented Babe Ruth, Ed Barrow’s team had won the shortened American League pennant race with a 75-51 record. Ruth split time between the outfield and the mound for the first time in his young career and managed to toss thirteen wins, bat .300 and hit a league leading eleven home runs. Their National League rivals, the Chicago Cubs were returning to the big show with an impressive 84-45 tally and an equally promising group on the mound. “Hippo” Vaughn had led the National League with twenty-two victories and was backed up by Claude Hendrix with twenty wins and Lefty Tyler with nineteen.

The Cubs opened Game 1 at Comiskey Park, home of the cross-town rival White Sox, rather than their own Weeghman Park (later named Wrigley Field) due to its larger seating capacity. Trading ballparks was not that unusual back in the day, as the Red Sox had chosen Braves Field over their own Fenway Park for their previous two Series appearances. Babe Ruth continued to build on his post-season legacy by extending his consecutive scoreless innings from thirteen to twenty-two against “Hippo” Vaughn in a 1-0 victory. Lefty Tyler managed to even it up the following day by throwing a six hit, 3-1 decision. Vaughn returned for revenge in Game 3 backed by his teams newfound momentum, but fell short after losing a 3-1 heartbreaker to Carl Mays.

A well-rested Ruth returned to the mound for Game 4 and increased his scoreless streak to a record twenty-nine consecutive innings with a 3-2 win that also featured a great performance at the plate. The Babe had delivered the winning hit as well with a huge two run triple in the fourth. Boston was now up three games to one. Vaughn finally had his revenge in Game 5 tossing a five hitter and blanking the Red Sox with a 3-0 triumph, but it would be all the Cubs could muster. Game 6, would be their last stand as Mays buried the hatchet in the form of a three hit 2-1 triumph that ended the Series and crowned his franchise as five-time World Champions.

Boston’s grand finale almost didn’t take place as the game was delayed due to a heated players debate over gate receipts. Series shares would be reduced drastically because, for the first time, all first-division clubs shared in the revenue.

Without a doubt, pitching was easily the most notable statistic of the 1918 Series. Boston’s pitchers had combined for an impressive 1.70 ERA and Chicago’s boasted an even better 1.04. Neither team scored more than three runs in a game and there wasn’t a single homerun in all six. The victorious Sox batted a miserable.186 and the losing Cubs swung a lowly .210.

 

 

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL BEST GAMES

Miami 26, Florida State 25

Oct. 3, 1987; Tallahassee, Fla.

For most of college football history, Miami-Florida State carried little national importance. The two met for the first time in 1951, and neither became a national power until the 1980s. After a handful of big games, the rivalry took off and attained all-time great status in 1987. The No. 3 Hurricanes visited the No. 4 Seminoles in what proved to be the game of the year despite a forgettable first half in which Miami had only 81 yards and FSU led 7-3. Florida State went ahead 19-3 thanks to a blocked punt retuned for a TD by Alphonso Williams and a 33-yard Deion Sanders punt return to set up a field goal. Miami finally woke up afterward.

Steve Walsh found Melvin Bratton for a 49-yard TD, plus a two-pointer late in the third. In the fourth, Walsh hit Michael Irvin for a 26-yard TD, plus a two-pointer to tie. After a Florida State fumble, Walsh found Irvin again for a 73-yard touchdown down the sideline on third down. Its back against the wall after the Miami comeback, Florida State converted a fourth-and-eight, then found life with Danny McManus completing a 31-yard pass to a leaping Dexter Carter followed by an 18-yard TD to Ronald Lewis. With 42 seconds left, and despite previously saying he’d go for a tie, Bobby Bowden chose to play for the win after his kicker struggled during the game. McManus’ pass was broken up, and Miami recovered the onside kick. Neither team lost the rest of the year. Miami beat Oklahoma for the national title. Florida State was voted No. 2. One of college football’s greatest rivalries was only just beginning.

 

 

 

SUPER BOWL HISTORY-15

MY SUPER BOWL: ROD MARTIN

Raiders linebacker Rod Martin intercepted three passes from Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski, two of them leading to Raiders’ scores.

We had a second chance at the Philadelphia Eagles.They had defeated us in the regular season in Philadelphia. We also were the first wild card team to get to the Super Bowl and figured we had something special to prove.

We took confidence whenMike Davis intercepted a Brian Sipe pass in a playoff victory over Cleveland. The Browns that year were known as the Cardiac Kids. From then on we felt this was our time to shine.

Coach Tom Flores said that New Orleans is a fun townand to go out and enjoy ourself, but that we’re here for one cause: To win the Super Bowl.

We meshed as a team. On Thursday nights during the season, we had a camaraderie night where we went out as teammates. We weren’t going to change that routine during Super Bowl week. We went out, but instead of one night of camaraderie we did it a few nights. Flores didn’t give us a curfew until two nights before the game.

When we got back each night, I went up to my room and put the projector on and watched film, looking for the Eagles’ tendencies. On the left side, we had Ted Hendricks and John Matuszak and Lester Hayes. Matt Millen was in the middle. I had an idea that they’d come with two tight ends to my side more, the smaller side of our team. That was my thought process. We practiced against it daily. It all worked.

On my first interception, Jaworski tried to throw it through me instead of over the top of me. We were in a zone defense and I quickly got back to my zone. I moved to the outside like I was the receiver and picked that first one off.

The second one was an out with the tight end on the sideline. I stayed right with him, saw the ball coming and stepped in front of him.

The third came at the end of the game when we were in a prevent defense.

That was my first Super Bowl win. I remember when I got to the Raiders, a bunch of us had been drafted that formed the nucleus of two more Super Bowl teams. The Raiders had just won the Super Bowl and when the players got their rings, they started talking with their hands. We said, “we’ve got to get ourselves one of those.”

Al Davis at the time was trying to move the team from Oakland to Los Angeles. We knew he and NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle had this love-hate relationship. They loved to hate each other. We were all looking forward to the presentation of the Lombardi Trophy, to see how the commissioner was going to react. Rozelle wasn’t really happy or cheerful, but he had to present it to us.

Davis thanked the commissioner, being the class act he was. He also threw out that “just win, baby,” which became the Raiders slogan. That’s when it started.

STORY OF THE GAME

Jim Plunkett threw 3 touchdown passes, including an 80-yarder to Kenny King, as the Raiders became the first wild-card team to win the Super Bowl.

Plunkett’s touchdown bomb to King—the longest play in Super Bowl history— gave Oakland a decisive 14-0 lead with nine seconds left in the first period. Linebacker Rod Martin had set up Oakland’s first touchdown, a 2-yard reception by Cliff Branch, with a 17-yard interception return to the Eagles’ 30-yard line.

The Eagles never recovered from that early deficit, managing only a Tony Franklin field goal (30 yards) and an 8-yard touchdown pass from Ron Jaworski to Keith Krepfle the rest of the game.

Plunkett, who became a starter in the sixth game of the season, completed 13 of 21 passes for 261 yards and was named the game’s most valuable player. Oakland won 9 of 11 games with Plunkett starting, but that was good enough only for second place in the AFC West, although they tied division winner San Diego with an 11-5 record.

The Raiders, who had previously won Super Bowl XI over Minnesota, had to win three playoff games to get to the championship game. Oakland defeated Houston 27-7 at home followed by road victories over Cleveland (14-12) and San Diego (34-27).

Oakland’s Mark van Eeghen was the game’s leading rusher with 75 yards on 18 carries. Philadelphia’s Wilbert Montgomery led all receivers with 6 receptions for 91 yards. Branch had 5 for 67 and Harold Carmichael of Philadelphia 5 for 83. Martin finished the game with 3 interceptions, a Super Bowl record.

 

 

 

NFL STANDINGS

American Football Conference
East Division
  W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
New England Patriots 8 1 0 .889 0.0 270 98 4-0-0 4-1-0 6-1-0 4-0-0 1 L
Buffalo Bills 6 2 0 .750 1.5 158 131 3-2-0 3-0-0 4-1-0 2-1-0 1 W
Miami Dolphins 1 7 0 .125 6.5 103 256 1-4-0 0-3-0 1-5-0 1-2-0 1 W
New York Jets 1 7 0 .125 6.5 96 211 1-3-0 0-4-0 0-6-0 0-4-0 3 L
 
West Division
  W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
Kansas City Chiefs 6 3 0 .667 0.0 252 204 2-3-0 4-0-0 4-2-0 2-0-0 1 W
Oakland Raiders 4 4 0 .500 1.5 182 216 3-1-0 1-3-0 2-2-0 1-1-0 1 W
Los Angeles Chargers 4 5 0 .444 2.0 183 168 2-3-0 2-2-0 2-4-0 0-1-0 2 W
Denver Broncos 3 6 0 .333 3.0 149 170 2-3-0 1-3-0 3-4-0 1-2-0 1 W
 
North Division
  W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
Baltimore Ravens 6 2 0 .750 0.0 251 176 3-1-0 3-1-0 4-2-0 2-1-0 4 W
Pittsburgh Steelers 4 4 0 .500 2.0 176 169 3-2-0 1-2-0 4-2-0 1-1-0 3 W
Cleveland Browns 2 6 0 .250 4.0 152 205 0-3-0 2-3-0 2-3-0 1-0-0 4 L
Cincinnati Bengals 0 8 0 .000 6.0 124 210 0-3-0 0-5-0 0-4-0 0-2-0 8 L
 
South Division
  W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
Houston Texans 6 3 0 .667 0.0 238 191 3-1-0 3-2-0 5-1-0 2-1-0 2 W
Indianapolis Colts 5 3 0 .625 0.5 182 177 3-1-0 2-2-0 4-3-0 2-0-0 1 L
Jacksonville Jaguars 4 5 0 .444 2.0 176 189 2-3-0 2-2-0 4-3-0 1-2-0 1 L
Tennessee Titans 4 5 0 .444 2.0 168 165 2-2-0 2-3-0 2-4-0 0-2-0 1 L
 
National Football Conference
East Division
  W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
Dallas Cowboys 5 3 0 .625 0.0 227 142 3-1-0 2-2-0 4-2-0 4-0-0 2 W
Philadelphia Eagles 5 4 0 .556 0.5 224 213 3-1-0 2-3-0 3-4-0 1-1-0 2 W
New York Giants 2 7 0 .222 3.5 176 255 1-4-0 1-3-0 2-5-0 1-2-0 5 L
Washington Redskins 1 8 0 .111 4.5 108 219 0-4-0 1-4-0 0-6-0 0-3-0 3 L
 
West Division
  W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
San Francisco 49ers 8 0 0 1.000 0.0 235 102 3-0-0 5-0-0 5-0-0 2-0-0 8 W
Seattle Seahawks 7 2 0 .778 1.5 248 230 3-2-0 4-0-0 4-1-0 2-0-0 2 W
Los Angeles Rams 5 3 0 .625 3.0 214 174 2-2-0 3-1-0 3-3-0 0-2-0 2 W
Arizona Cardinals 3 5 1 .389 5.0 195 251 1-3-1 2-2-0 2-4-1 0-2-0 2 L
 
North Division
  W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
Green Bay Packers 7 2 0 .778 0.0 226 189 4-1-0 3-1-0 4-1-0 3-0-0 1 L
Minnesota Vikings 6 3 0 .667 1.0 234 158 4-0-0 2-3-0 5-2-0 1-2-0 1 L
Detroit Lions 3 4 1 .438 3.0 204 217 2-2-0 1-2-1 2-2-1 0-2-0 1 L
Chicago Bears 3 5 0 .375 3.5 142 144 1-3-0 2-2-0 2-3-0 1-1-0 4 L
 
South Division
  W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
New Orleans Saints 7 1 0 .875 0.0 195 156 4-0-0 3-1-0 5-1-0 1-0-0 6 W
Carolina Panthers 5 3 0 .625 2.0 209 204 2-2-0 3-1-0 2-3-0 1-1-0 1 W
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2 6 0 .250 5.0 230 252 0-3-0 2-3-0 2-5-0 1-2-0 4 L
Atlanta Falcons 1 7 0 .125 6.0 165 250 1-3-0 0-4-0 1-4-0 0-0-0 6 L

 

 

 

 

NBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
  W L Pct GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Boston 5 1 .833 3-0 2-1 3-1 5-1 5-1 5 W
Philadelphia 5 2 .714 0.5 2-0 3-2 1-0 3-0 5-2 2 L
Toronto 5 2 .714 0.5 4-0 1-2 0-1 3-2 5-2 1 W
Brooklyn 3 4 .429 2.5 3-2 0-2 1-0 1-2 3-4 1 W
New York 1 7 .125 5.0 1-2 0-5 0-3 1-5 1-7 4 L
 
Central Divison
  W L Pct GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Milwaukee 6 2 .750 2-1 4-1 1-0 3-2 6-2 4 W
Indiana 4 4 .500 2.0 3-1 1-3 2-3 4-4 4-4 1 W
Detroit 4 5 .444 2.5 3-2 1-3 2-1 4-5 4-5 1 W
Chicago 3 6 .333 3.5 1-2 2-4 1-2 2-5 3-6 1 W
Cleveland 2 5 .286 3.5 2-2 0-3 2-2 2-4 2-5 3 L
 
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Miami 5 2 .714 3-0 2-2 2-0 3-0 5-2 1 L
Charlotte 4 3 .571 1.0 2-1 2-2 2-0 4-3 3 W
Atlanta 3 4 .429 2.0 2-3 1-1 1-2 2-4 3-4 1 L
Washington 2 5 .286 3.0 1-2 1-3 1-1 2-5 1 L
Orlando 2 6 .250 3.5 2-2 0-4 0-1 2-3 2-6 4 L
 
Western Conference
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Denver 5 2 .714 2-1 3-1 1-0 3-2 5-2 2 W
Utah 5 3 .625 0.5 4-0 1-3 1-0 4-3 5-3 1 W
Minnesota 4 3 .571 1.0 1-1 3-2 0-1 4-3 2 L
Portland 3 4 .429 2.0 0-2 3-2 1-1 3-3 3-4 2 L
Oklahoma City 3 4 .429 2.0 3-2 0-2 0-2 2-3 3-4 2 W
 
Pacific Division
  W L Pct GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
LA Lakers 6 1 .857 3-0 3-1 0-1 4-1 6-1 6 W
Phoenix 5 2 .714 1.0 3-1 2-1 3-0 4-2 5-2 3 W
LA Clippers 5 3 .625 1.5 4-1 1-2 2-1 4-2 5-3 1 L
Sacramento 2 6 .250 4.5 1-3 1-3 0-1 1-4 2-6 1 L
Golden State 2 6 .250 4.5 1-4 1-2 0-2 2-5 2-6 1 L
 
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Dallas 5 2 .714 2-2 3-0 1-0 2-2 5-2 2 W
Houston 5 3 .625 0.5 3-1 2-2 2-0 4-0 5-3 2 W
San Antonio 4 3 .571 1.0 3-1 1-2 2-2 4-3 2 L
Memphis 2 5 .286 3.0 2-3 0-2 0-1 1-3 2-5 1 W
New Orleans 1 6 .143 4.0 1-2 0-4 0-2 1-4 1-6 2 L

 

 

 

 

NHL STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
  GP W L OTL Pts ROW GF GA Home Road L10
Washington Capitals 16 11 2 3 25 10 64 49 4-1-2 7-1-1 8-1-1
Boston Bruins 15 11 2 2 24 11 56 36 7-0-1 4-2-1 7-1-2
New York Islanders 14 11 3 0 22 10 44 30 7-2-0 4-1-0 10-0-0
Buffalo Sabres 15 9 4 2 20 8 45 40 5-1-1 4-3-1 5-4-1
Carolina Hurricanes 15 9 5 1 19 8 50 42 6-2-0 3-3-1 4-5-1
Toronto Maple Leafs 16 8 5 3 19 7 56 53 5-2-3 3-3-0 5-3-2
Florida Panthers 14 7 3 4 18 6 51 51 3-1-1 4-2-3 6-1-3
Montreal Canadiens 15 8 5 2 18 7 56 49 4-3-0 4-2-2 6-4-0
Pittsburgh Penguins 15 8 6 1 17 8 51 39 5-3-1 3-3-0 5-4-1
10 Philadelphia Flyers 14 7 5 2 16 6 47 46 5-1-1 2-4-1 5-4-1
11 Tampa Bay Lightning 13 6 5 2 14 5 44 47 2-1-1 4-4-1 5-4-1
12 New York Rangers 13 6 6 1 13 6 42 43 4-4-1 2-2-0 4-5-1
13 Columbus Blue Jackets 15 5 7 3 13 5 35 52 3-5-1 2-2-2 3-4-3
14 New Jersey Devils 13 4 5 4 12 3 38 51 2-2-4 2-3-0 4-3-3
15 Ottawa Senators 14 4 9 1 9 4 38 48 3-4-0 1-5-1 3-6-1
16 Detroit Red Wings 17 4 12 1 9 4 35 68 2-5-1 2-7-0 1-8-1
 
Western Conference
  GP W L OTL Pts ROW GF GA Home Road L10
St. Louis Blues 17 11 3 3 25 11 54 49 5-1-2 6-2-1 8-2-0
Edmonton Oilers 17 10 5 2 22 9 48 46 5-2-1 5-3-1 4-4-2
Vancouver Canucks 15 9 3 3 21 7 54 36 4-0-2 5-3-1 6-1-3
Nashville Predators 15 9 4 2 20 9 60 43 6-2-2 3-2-0 6-2-2
Arizona Coyotes 15 9 4 2 20 8 44 34 4-2-0 5-2-2 7-2-1
Colorado Avalanche 15 8 5 2 18 8 49 43 4-2-1 4-3-1 3-5-2
Vegas Golden Knights 16 9 5 2 20 7 51 46 4-3-2 5-2-0 5-3-2
Calgary Flames 18 9 7 2 20 7 52 53 5-1-1 4-6-1 5-4-1
Anaheim Ducks 17 9 7 1 19 9 45 43 6-2-1 3-5-0 4-5-1
10 Winnipeg Jets 16 8 7 1 17 6 44 51 3-4-1 5-3-0 4-5-1
11 Dallas Stars 17 8 8 1 17 8 41 42 5-3-1 3-5-0 7-3-0
12 Chicago Blackhawks 14 4 7 3 11 4 33 44 3-3-2 1-4-1 3-5-2
13 Minnesota Wild 15 5 9 1 11 5 37 51 3-1-1 2-8-0 4-5-1
14 San Jose Sharks 16 5 10 1 11 5 40 58 3-4-0 2-6-1 3-6-1
15 Los Angeles Kings 15 5 10 0 10 5 39 60 3-4-0 2-6-0 3-7-0