BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

NCC/AREA

Lafayette Tournament

Lafayette Jeff                                    81           Benton Central                  48

Harrison (West Lafayette)            54           Twin Lakes                          39

 

NCC THIS WEEK

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Fishers at Central, 7:30 pm

Tindley at Tech, 7:30 pm

Pioneer at Logansport, 8 pm, Logansport

Central Catholic vs. McCutcheon, 6 pm, Lafayette Jeff

Friday, Dec. 6

Hagerstown at Richmond, 7:30 pm

Marion at Lawrence North, 7:30 pm

Peru at Kokomo, 7:45 pm

Saturday, Dec. 7

Anderson at New Castle, 7:30 pm

East Central at Richmond, 7:30 pm

Marion at Homestead, 7:30 pm

North Central at Tech, 7:30 pm

 

TEC THIS WEEK

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Union City at Wes-Del, 7:30 pm

Union County at Seton Catholic, 7:30 pm

Winchester at Delta, 7:30 pm

Friday, Dec. 6

Lincoln at Union (Modoc), 7:30 pm

Hagerstown at Richmond, 7:30 pm

Knightstown at Union County, 7:30 pm

Northeastern at Centerville , 7:30 pm

Randolph Southern at Union City, 7:30 pm

Tri at Blue River, 7:30 pm

Winchester at Wapahani, 7:30 pm

Saturday, Dec. 7

Franklin County at Centerville, 7:30 pm

Mississinawa Valley (Ohio) at Union City, 7:45 pm

 

MEC THIS WEEK

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Anderson Prep at Randolph Southern, 7:30 pm

Monroe Central at Tipton, 7:30 pm

Union City at Wes-Del, 7:30 pm

Friday, Dec. 6

Lincoln at Union (Modoc), 7:30 pm

Cowan at Tri-Central, 7:30 pm

Monroe Central at Daleville , 7:30 pm

Randolph Southern at Union City, 7:30 pm

Tri at Blue River, 7:30 pm

Wes-Del at Madison-Grant, 7:30 pm

Winchester at Wapahani, 7:30 pm

Saturday, Dec. 7

Blackford at Blue River, 7:30 pm

Eastern Hancock at Wes-Del , 7:30 pm

Elwood at Daleville, 7:30 pm

Shenandoah at Alexandria, 7:30 pm

Union (Modoc) at Purdue Poly, 7 pm

 

 

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL THIS WEEK

NCC/AREA MONDAY

Anderson Prep Academy              64           Centerville          47

 

NCC THIS WEEK

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Marion at Anderson , 7:30 pm

Rushville at Richmond, 7:30 pm

TBA at Logansport, TBA, Logansport

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Clinton Prairie at McCutcheon, 7:30 pm

Tech at Lawrence Central, 7:30 pm

Central Catholic at Harrison, 7:30 pm

Lafayette Jeff at Kokomo , 7:30 pm

Thursday, Dec. 5

Central at Tech, 7:30 pm

Friday, Dec. 6

Richmond at Lawrenceburg, 7:30 pm

Saturday, Dec. 7

Brebeuf at Tech, 1:30 pm

Harrison at Anderson, 2:30 pm

Kokomo at Peru, 1:30 pm

McCutcheon at Marion, 2:30 pm

 

TEC THIS WEEK

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Lincoln at Tri, 7:30 pm

Jay County at Northeastern, 7:30 pm

Knightstown at Irvington Prep, 6 pm

Morristown at Hagerstown, 6 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Connersville at Union County, 7:30 pm

Delta at Winchester, 7:30 pm

Monroe Central at Union City, 7:30 pm

Thursday, Dec. 5

Lincoln at Wapahani, 7:30 pm

Hagerstown at Cowan, 7:30 pm

Knightstown at Shenandoah, 7:30 pm

Liberty Christian at Tri, 6:30 pm

Friday, Dec. 6

Lincoln at Union, 6 pm

Centerville at Northeastern, 6 pm

Saturday, Dec. 7

Eastern Hancock at Hagerstown, 1:30 pm

Mississinawa Valley (Ohio) at Union City, 6 pm

Talawanda (Ohio) at Union County, 7:30 pm

Winchester at Monroe Central, 7:30 pm

 

MEC THIS WEEK

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Blue River at Wapahani , 7:30 pm

Cowan at Union , 6 pm

Southwestern at Eastern Hancock, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Monroe Central at Union City, 7:30 pm

Randolph Southern at Daleville, 7:30 pm

Thursday, Dec. 5

Lincoln at Wapahani, 7:30 pm

Hagerstown at Cowan, 7:30 pm

Knightstown at Shenandoah, 7:30 pm

Wes-Del at Blackford, 7:30 pm

Friday, Dec. 6

Lincoln at Union, 6 pm

Saturday, Dec. 7

Blue River at Wes-Del, 2:30 pm

Eastern Hancock at Hagerstown, 1:30 pm

Randolph Southern at Wapahani, 7:30 pm

Shenandoah at Ritter, 1:30 pm

Union at Purdue Poly, 6 pm

Winchester at Monroe Central, 7:30 pm

 

 

INDIANA GIRLS BASKETBALL POLLS

4A

1 Northwestern

2 Lawrence North

3 Crown Point

4 Homestead

5 Fishers

6 Hamilton Southeastern

7 Penn

8 Center Grove

9 Brownsburg

10 Jeffersonville

 

3A

1 Gibson Southern

2 Salem

3 Benton Central

4 Norwell

5 Mishawaka Marian

6 Winchester

7 Silver Creek

8 Heritage Christian

9 Evansville Memorial

10 Danville

 

2A

1 Triton Central

2 Vincennes Rivet

3 University

4 Shenandoah

5 Monroe Central/North Judson

7 Linton Stockton

8 Lafayette Central Catholic/Westville

10 South Knox

 

1A

1 Loogootee

2 Jac-Cen-Del

3 Tecumseh

4 Oregon Davis

5 Trinity Lutheran

6 Morgan Township

7 Lanesville

8 Kouts

9 Greenwood Christian Academy

10 Pioneer

 

 

NFL MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

Seattle 37 Minnesota 30

 

NFL SCHEDULE

Week 14 Games

Thursday December 5, 2019

Dallas @ Chicago 8:20pm

 

Sunday December 8, 2019

Indianapolis @ Tampa Bay 1:00pm

Carolina @ Atlanta 1:00pm

Denver @ Houston 1:00pm

Detroit @ Minnesota 1:00pm

Baltimore @ Buffalo 1:00pm

Cincinnati @ Cleveland 1:00pm

Washington @ Green Bay 1:00pm

San Francisco @ New Orleans 1:00pm

Miami @ Jets 1:00pm

Chargers @ Jacksonville 4:05pm

Tennessee @ Oakland 4:25pm

Pittsburgh @ Arizona 4:25pm

Kansas City @ New England 4:25pm

Seattle @ Rams 8:20pm

 

Monday December 9, 2019

Giants @ Philadelphia 8:15pm

All game times Eastern

 

 

TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Top 25 Games

Sat Dec 7th

(11) Baylor @ (7) Oklahoma 12:00 PM

Louisiana @ (22) Appalachian State 12:00 PM

(18) Cincinnati @ (17) Memphis 3:00 PM

(4) Georgia @ (1) Louisiana State 4:00 PM

Hawaii @ (20) Boise State 4:00 PM

Virginia @ (3) Clemson 7:00 PM

(2) Ohio State @ (13) Wisconsin 8:00 PM

All game times Eastern

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL TV SCHEDULE

WEEK 15

Friday, Dec. 6

Utah vs. Oregon (Pac-12 Championship Game in Santa Clara, CA) | 8 p.m. | ABC

 

Saturday, Dec. 7

Oklahoma vs. Baylor (Big 12 Championship Game in Arlington, TX) | 12 p.m. | ABC

Appalachian State vs. Louisiana (Sun Belt Championship Game) | 12 p.m. | ESPN

Miami (Ohio) vs. Central Michigan (MAC Championship Game in Detroit) | 12 p.m. | ESPN2

Monmouth at James Madison (FCS Championship — Second Round) | 1 p.m.

Florida Atlantic vs. UAB (Conference USA Championship Game) | 1:30 p.m. | CBSSN

Northern Iowa at South Dakota State (FCS Championship — Second Round) | 2 p.m.

Illinois State at Central Arkansas (FCS Championship — Second Round) | 3 p.m.

Kennesaw State at Weber State (FCS Championship — Second Round) | 3 p.m.

SE Louisiana at Montana (FCS Championship — Second Round) | 3 p.m.

Albany at Montana State (FCS Championship — Second Round) | 3 p.m.

Memphis vs. Cincinnati (America Athletic Conference Championship Game) | 3:30 p.m. | ABC

Nicholls at North Dakota State (FCS Championship — Second Round) | 3:30 p.m.

LSU vs. Georgia (SEC Championship Game in Atlanta, GA) | 4 p.m. | CBS

Boise State vs. Hawai’i (Mountain West Championship Game) | 4 p.m. | ESPN

Clemson vs. Virginia (ACC Championship Game in Charlotte, NC) | 7:30 p.m. | ABC

Ohio State vs. Wisconsin (Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis, IN) | 8 p.m. | FOX

Austin Peay at Sacramento State (FCS Championship — Second Round) | 9 p.m.

 

Saturday, Dec. 14

Army vs. Navy (Philadelphia, PA) | 3 p.m. | CBS

 

NBA MONDAY SCOREBOARD

Philadelphia 103 Utah 94

Phoenix 109 Charlotte 104

Atlanta 104 Golden State 79

Milwaukee 132 New York 88

Indiana 117 Memphis 104

Chicago 113 Sacramento 106

 

NBA SCHEDULE

Tue Dec 3, 2019

Detroit @ Cleveland                       7:00 pm               FS-OH

Orlando @ Washington                 7:00 pm               NBCS-DC

Dallas @ New Orleans                    7:30 pm               TNT

Miami @ Toronto                            7:30 pm               SUN

Houston @ San Antonio                 8:30 pm               FS-SW

LA Lakers @ Denver                        9:00 pm               ALT

Portland @ LA Clippers                  10:00 pm             TNT

 

Wed Dec 4, 2019

Golden State @ Charlotte             7:00 pm               NBCS-BA

Milwaukee @ Detroit                     7:00 pm               FS-WI

Phoenix @ Orlando                         7:00 pm               FS-FL

Brooklyn @ Atlanta                         7:30 pm               YES

Miami @ Boston                              7:30 pm               SUN

Memphis @ Chicago                       8:00 pm               NBCS-CHI

Indiana @ Oklahoma City              8:00 pm               FS-OK

Minnesota @ Dallas                        8:30 pm               FS-N

LA Lakers @ Utah                             9:00 pm               NBA TV

Sacramento @ Portland                 10:00 pm             NBCS-C

 

 

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL MONDAY SCOREBOARD

#22 Washington 75 South Dakota 55

Miami Florida 81 Illinois 79

Minnesota 78 Clemson 60

 

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL TV SCHEDULE

Tuesday, Dec. 3

North Dakota State at Indiana State | 5:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Eastern Kentucky at South Carolina Upstate | 6 p.m. | ESPN+

Saint Peter’s at St. John’s | 6:30 p.m. | FS1

Bethune-Cookman at Stetson | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Northern Kentucky at Miami (Ohio) | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Coppin State at East Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Jacksonville State at George Mason | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Western Kentucky at Wright State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Chattanooga at Western Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

St. Andrews at Appalachian State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Northwestern at Boston College | 7 p.m. | ESPNU

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

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

Houston Baptist at Dayton | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Richmond at Hampton | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Bucknell at Rider | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Dartmouth at Georgia State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Detroit Mercy at Kent State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Oakland at Western Michigan | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Loyola Chicago at Ball State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Valparaiso at Eastern Michigan | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Iowa at Syracuse | 7 p.m. | ESPN2

Butler at Ole Miss | 7 p.m. | SEC Network

Vermont at Cincinnati | 7 p.m. | CBSSN

Michigan at Louisville | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN

Maryland-Eastern Shore at Baylor | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Lipscomb at Belmont | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Auburn Montgomery at Samford | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3

Omaha at Arkansas State | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

SE Lousiana at Louisiana | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Murray State at Missouri State | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Milwaukee at Drake | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

UAB at Texas | 8 p.m. | Longhorn Network

Austin Peay at Arkansas | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+

Charleston Southern at Missouri | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+

Buffalo at Vanderbilt | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+

Northwestern State at SMU | 8 p.m. | ESPN3

Bradley at Memphis | 9 p.m. | CBSSN

Mount St. Mary’s at Grand Canyon | 9 p.m. | ESPN3

New Orleans at LSU | 9 p.m. | SEC Network

Rutgers at Pitt | 9 p.m. | ESPNU

Florida State at Indiana | 9 p.m. | ESPN2

Duke at Michigan State | 9:30 p.m. | ESPN

UC Santa Barbara at CSU Bakersfield | 10 p.m. | ESPN3

Arizona State at San Francisco | 11 p.m. | CBSSN

 

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Penn at Villanova | 6:30 p.m. | FS1

Florida A&M at Tennessee | 7 p.m. | SEC Network

Green Bay at Xavier | 7 p.m.

Colgate at Binghamton | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

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

Robert Morris at Youngstown State | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Iona at UConn | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

James Madison at Radford | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Western Illinois at Evansville | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

East Tennessee State at The Citadel | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

North Carolina Central at Georgia | 7 p.m. | SEC Network+

South Carolina at UMass | 7 p.m. | CBSSN

VMI at Duquesne | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Boston University at George Washington | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Kennesaw State at UNC Greensboro | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Merrimack at Brown | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Toledo at Cleveland State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Rio Grande at Ohio | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Sacred Heart at UMass Lowell | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Virginia at Purdue | 7:15 p.m. | ESPN2

Nebraska at Georgia Tech | 7:15 p.m. | ESPNU

Notre Dame at Maryland | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN/ESPN3

Yale at Albany | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Tulsa | 8 p.m. | ESPN3

BYU at Utah | 8 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

Norfolk State at Southern Illinois | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Georgetown at Oklahoma State | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Texas State at Houston | 8 p.m. | ESPN3

Millsaps at UL Monroe | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

North Alabama at Troy | 8:15 p.m. | ESPN+

Texas Tech at DePaul | 8:30 p.m. | FS1

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

Texas Southern at No. 8 Gonzaga | 9 p.m.

Wisconsin at N.C. State | 9:15 p.m. | ESPN2

Wake Forest at Penn State | 9:15 p.m. | ESPNU

Ohio State at North Carolina | 9:30 p.m. | ESPN

Loyola Marymount at Colorado | 10 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

Eastern Washington at Washington | 10 p.m.

UC Riverside at California Baptist | 10 p.m. | ESPN+

California at San Francisco | 11 p.m. | CBSSN

Utah State at San Jose State | 11:15 p.m. | ESPN2

 

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL MONDAY SCOREBOARD

#20 Arizona 86 Monmouth 34

 

 

NHL MONDAY SCOREBOARD

Buffalo 7 New Jersey 1

Vegas 4 NY Rangers 1

NY Islanders 4 Detroit 1

St. Louis 4 Chicago 0

Anaheim 4 Los Angeles 2

 

NHL SCHEDULE

December 3, 2019

Carolina (40%) @ Boston (60%)7:00PM

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

Minnesota (42%) @ Florida (58%)7:00PM

NY Islanders (51%) @ Montreal (49%)7:00PM

Vegas (51%) @ New Jersey (49%)7:00PM

Tampa Bay (49%) @ Nashville (51%)8:00PM

Toronto (45%) @ Philadelphia (55%)7:00PM

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

Ottawa (40%) @ Vancouver (60%)10:00PM

Dallas (48%) @ Winnipeg (52%)8:00PM

December 4, 2019

Ottawa (40%) @ Edmonton (60%)9:30PM

Washington (57%) @ Los Angeles (43%)10:00PM

St. Louis (44%) @ Pittsburgh (56%)8:00PM

Colorado (51%) @ Toronto (49%)7:00PM

* Estimated win probability in parentheses.

All game times Eastern

 

Seahawks take over 1st place in NFC West, beat Vikings 37-30

By the time the playoffs arrive, the Seattle Seahawks are going to feel just fine in a close, tight game.

Even when they’re comfortably ahead, the Seahawks have a way of making the final minutes more than a little unnerving.

“Close games are cool, aren’t they? I like them,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll joked. “Maybe the 17 points was too much. Maybe we shouldn’t have been ahead by that much.”

Thanks to the combo of Rashaad Penny and Chris Carson, and one big strike from Russell Wilson, the Seahawks built a big second-half lead before holding off the Minnesota Vikings for a 37-30 win Monday night.

Penny scored one touchdown rushing and one receiving, and Wilson hit David Moore on a 60-yard touchdown pass as the Seahawks scored 24 straight points to take control before needing to hold on late as the Vikings tried to rally.

Seattle (10-2) moved into a tie with San Francisco atop of the NFC West but holds the tiebreaker. The Seahawks have the inside track to the division title with four games left.

“Just couldn’t be more excited to have that kind of win and put us at 10 wins, that’s a nice spot for this time,” Carroll said. “We kick it into the fourth quarter and now it’s finish time.”

Minnesota (8-4) fell a game behind Green Bay in the NFC North and is only one game ahead of the Los Angeles Rams in the wild-card race. They lost star running back Dalvin Cook to a shoulder injury when he fumbled midway through the third quarter in what became a major turning point.

Cook said he believes he should be able to play next week and took responsibility for the fumble.

“Everybody acts like this is the end of the world, we lost one game tonight,” Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer said. “We’re 8-4 we have four games left, three division games. This isn’t the end of the world, we still have a lot of good football left to play.”

 

Jaguars switching back to rookie QB Minshew amid 4-game skid

The Mississippi Mustache is back in Jacksonville’s starting lineup.

Rookie sensation Gardner Minshew will start Sunday when the reeling Jaguars host the Los Angeles Chargers. He replaces ineffective and highly paid quarterback Nick Foles following the team’s fourth consecutive lopsided loss.

Coach Doug Marrone made the announcement Monday, one day after a 28-11 home loss to Tampa Bay in which the Jaguars (4-8) managed 242 yards, turned the ball over four times and were flagged a season-high 16 times for 125 yards. It was Jacksonville’s 18th loss in its past 24 games.

“We feel with Gardner’s mobility and elusiveness, it gives us a better chance of winning with the way we’re playing right now because we’re all not doing a good enough job,” Marrone said.

Asked whether the job would be Minshew’s for the remainder of the season, Marrone said, “We’re planning on him playing.”

It was the obvious move following Sunday’s debacle against Tampa Bay. Foles ended Jacksonville’s first three drives with turnovers that the Buccaneers turned into touchdowns. Marrone benched Foles at halftime, trailing 25-0.

Marrone said Foles handled the demotion like a pro.

“It’s brutal; it’s tough,” Marrone said. “He’s a competitor. He worked his (butt) off to come back. He’s a great pro, so he’s going to do everything he can to help us win. And at the same time, he’s got to be ready in case there’s an injury. I think the world of him. I think he’s a really good quarterback. He obviously can win in this league. But we have to have some help around him.”

Minshew, who went 4-4 as the starter while Foles recovered from a broken left collarbone suffered in the opener, rallied the team and had a chance to make it a seven-point game in the fourth quarter. But his would-be TD pass slipped through Dede Westbrook’s hands and resulted in an interception.

 

Baker Mayfield’s wife upset over question about Freddie Kitchens’ T-shirt

Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens created headlines leading up to his team’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers when he decided to wear a T-shirt that read “Pittsburgh Started It,” and naturally the shirt was a topic of discussion following Cleveland’s 20-13 loss. Baker Mayfield’s wife does not believe it should have been.

Mayfield was asked about Kitchens wearing the shirt and whether or not it may have motivated the Steelers. The Browns quarterback defended his head coach with a lighthearted response. His wife Emily, however, was not amused. She criticized the media for asking about the shirt.

Even if Kitchens’ shirt wasn’t a factor in motivating the Steelers, an NFL head coach should know what he is getting himself into if he does something like that. The fight between the two division rivals was huge news that resulted in multiple players being suspended, so Kitchens’ decision to wear the shirt helped breathe more life into a story that doesn’t really need it.

As you might expect, Kitchens said he did not think his shirt had anything to do with Sunday’s loss. He also explained some of his rationale behind wearing it, which may or may not make you think it was more acceptable.

 

Report: Josh Shaw made three-team parlay bet, went against Cardinals

It’s becoming readily apparent why the NFL felt it appropriate to come down hard on Arizona Cardinals defensive back Josh Shaw for betting on NFL games.

According to David Purdum of ESPN, Shaw made a three-team parlay bet on Nov. 10 at a Caesars sportsbook in Las Vegas. The parlay involved the second half line of three games, including the Cardinals-Buccaneers game. Shaw reportedly bet on the Bucs to cover the second half spread against Arizona. He lost the bet.

Caesars contacted the appropriate authorities, including the NFL, after becoming aware of Shaw’s bet. Shaw made no effort to hide his identity, listing his occupation as “professional football player.”

This is the latest evidence that Shaw was incredibly brazen about what he was doing, mostly because he considered it an innocent mistake. It’s not as if the NFL’s gambling policy isn’t clear, and it’s kind of hard to believe that he could have thought this was all okay, especially placing bets on his own team.

 

Washington’s Chris Petersen resigns, Jimmy Lake to take over

Chris Petersen has always worked according to his own schedule.

During eight seasons as the head coach at Boise State he brought the Broncos into the elite of college football, never in a rush to land the next big job despite being courted constantly by higher-profile schools.

When he finally decided to jump to Washington in 2013, Petersen realized he needed a new challenge and Boise State needed a new voice in charge.

And now after six seasons leading the Huskies, 14 overall as a head coach and more than 30 years in coaching, Petersen has decided it’s time to step away.

“I’ll be a Husky for life, but now is the right time for me to step away from my head coaching duties, and recharge,” Petersen said.

Petersen unexpectedly resigned at Washington on Monday, a shocking announcement with the Huskies coming off a 7-5 regular season and bound for a sixth straight bowl game under his leadership. Petersen will coach the Huskies in the bowl game, his final game in charge of the program he helped grow back into national prominence.

Then Washington will be turned over to defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake, who is being promoted and tasked with continuing the Huskies run of success over the past six seasons.

There will be no coaching search. Simply a succession plan that’s seemed to be in place for several years while Lake was being sought for other jobs around the country.

The surprise is the timing.

 

AP source: Moustakas, Reds agree to $64 million, 4-year deal

All-Star infielder Mike Moustakas and the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a $64 million, four-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press, the team’s first move to upgrade a lineup that struggled to score.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the agreement had not been announced.

For the second consecutive offseason, the active Reds are splurging as they try to shake themselves out of a rut of six straight losing seasons. Their first move involves getting a player from the NL Central-rival Milwaukee Brewers. The 31-year-old Moustakas could fill the Reds’ hole at second base that opened when Scooter Gennett got hurt and then was traded last season.

Cincinnati scored the fourth-fewest runs in the NL last season despite one of the league’s most hitter-friendly ballparks. Bulking up on offense, stabilizing the outfield and overhauling the bullpen are the Reds’ priorities in the offseason.

Moustakas is a first step toward fixing the offense. He hit .254 with 35 homers and 87 RBIs this year, making his third All-Star team. He began the season at second base and moved to third with Travis Shaw in a slump. Cincinnati has Eugenio Suarez at third base.

The Reds haven’t been to the playoffs since 2012, when they won 90 games and lost to the Pirates in the NL wild-card game. Cincinnati then launched into a rebuild, trading away stars for prospects. The team lost at least 94 games annually from 2015-18.

Cincinnati reversed course and decided to try to become competitive again last season by trading for Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Alex Wood, Tanner Roark and Sonny Gray, who became an All-Star. Puig, Kemp and Roark were dealt during the season, along with Gennett. The Reds finally escaped last place, finishing ahead of Pittsburgh with a 75-87 mark, but they wasted a lot of solid pitching along the way.

Moustakas has 42 games of playoff experience with the Royals from 2014-15 and the Brewers the last two seasons.

 

Cubs cut Russell year after domestic violence ban

The Chicago Cubs did not offer a 2020 contract to shortstop Addison Russell on Monday, making the 2016 All-Star a free agent one year after he was suspended for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.

Russell was banned for 40 games last offseason after a series of allegations made by ex-wife Melisa Reidy. The 25-year-old returned to the Cubs in May and batted a career-low .237 with nine homers, 23 RBIs and a .699 OPS.

Russell earned $4 million in 2019 and was likely to gain a raise in arbitration, probably to around $5 million.

“We decided to non-tender Addison Russell today simply because the role we expected him to play for the 2020 Cubs was inconsistent with how he would have been treated in the salary arbitration process,” Cubs executive Theo Epstein said in a statement.

MLB began an investigation in 2017 after allegations against Russell first became public. Reidy published a blog post last September describing more detailed allegations, including years of physical and emotional abuse. Less than 12 hours later, MLB announced Russell had been put on leave under its domestic violence policy. He accepted the suspension on Oct. 3.

Russell received a mixed welcome from fans at Wrigley Field and was booed often on the road after serving his suspension. He said in February that he was accountable for his past actions and apologized for “the hurt and the pain” he caused.

Epstein said at the time that Russell’s return was “not a finish line” but said “there has been progress.” He praised Russell’s progress Monday.

“He has lived up to his promise to put in the important self-improvement work necessary off the field and has shown growth as a person, as a partner, as a parent and as a citizen,” Epstein said. “We hope and believe that Addison’s work and growth will continue, and we have offered our continued support of him and his family, including Melisa.”

 

Marlins acquire infielders Jonathan Villar and Jesús Aguilar

The perennially thrifty Miami Marlins opened their purse strings Monday and added some speed and power to an offense that ranked last in the National League in runs and homers this year.

Miami acquired infielder Jonathan Villar from the Baltimore Orioles for minor league left-hander Easton Lucas. The Marlins also claimed first baseman Jesus Aguilar off waivers after he was designated for assignment last week by the Tampa Bay Rays.

Villar batted .274 with 33 doubles, 24 home runs and 73 RBIs in 162 games for Baltimore this year. The switch-hitter had 40 stolen bases, 111 runs scored and 176 hits.

He made $4,825,000 and could command $10 million in 2020, his final year of arbitration. The Orioles parted with Villar for financial reasons.

“He was a tremendously exciting player for us,” Baltimore general manager Mike Elias said. “He was a joy to have. He’s a fun player, a switch-hitter, he runs, plays hard, he’s a great guy. It was hard to let him go.”

Aguilar was an All-Star for Milwaukee in 2018, when he had 35 home runs and 108 RBIs. This year he had 12 homers and 50 RBIs for the Brewers and Rays.

Aguilar will make $2.5 million in 2020. He’s expected to share time at first with Garrett Cooper, who had 15 homers and 50 RBIs for Miami this year.

The versatile Villar has played shortstop (385 games), second base (333), third base (54) and the outfield (13). He’s a career .261 hitter who had a career-best 62 stolen bases for Milwaukee in 2016.

To make room on Miami’s 40-man roster, infielder JT Riddle and right-handed pitcher Tayron Guerrero were designated for assignment. Riddle was not offered a contract and became a free agent.

 

Balanced scoring carries Pacers past short-handed Grizzlies

Indiana’s balanced scoring was too much for a makeshift Memphis Grizzlies lineup.

Malcolm Brogdon scored 19 points, Domantas Sabonis added 18 and the Pacers beat the depleted Grizzlies 117-104 on Monday night.

Seven players scored in double figures for the Pacers, including Myles Turner with 17 points. Jeremy Lamb and reserve Justin Holiday had 15 apiece, with Holiday missing only one of his six 3-point attempts.

Holiday said “I think guys are just ready, and when they get their chance” they seize the moment.

“It’s a testament to moving the ball, just playing together on both ends,” Lamb added.

Ball movement has become the key for the Pacers, who have won six of seven. Their passing and cutting provided open shots, and Indiana capitalized by shooting 50% from the field and hitting 16 of 38 3-pointers (42%).

“You move the ball to the open man and you’re going to shoot a high percentage,” coach Nate McMillan said.

Jaren Jackson Jr. led Memphis with a season-high 31 points. Solomon Hill moved into the starting lineup and added 22, also a season best. Dillon Brooks finished with 19 on 7-of-16 shooting.

The Grizzlies were short-handed as four players – all key parts of the rotation – sat out with various ailments. That left the reserves trying to play with any kind of rhythm.

For the most part it was unsuccessful, but first-year Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins said he was still proud of the effort, adding “there’s no excuses.”

“We could have come out super flat,” Jenkins said. “I know our offense wasn’t where it could have been, missing some shots, layups, 3s, but we competed.”

For McMillan, the key to Indiana’s recent success has been unselfish play.

“I just like the fact that we’re moving the ball,” he said. “We’re sharing the ball, getting the ball to the open man. Normally, when you play that way good things happen.”

 

Giannis goes for 29 and 15 as Bucks blow out Knicks, 132-88

Knicks coach David Fizdale knew his struggling team faced a huge challenge Monday night against the streaking Milwaukee Bucks.

New York stumbled at the start and never had a chance as Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks won their 12th straight game in a 132-88 romp.

Antetokounmpo needed only 14 minutes on the court to record another double-double, finishing with 29 points and 15 rebounds. The Bucks won by 44 points after beating Charlotte by 41 on Saturday, the first time in franchise history Milwaukee posted back-to-back winning margins of 40 points or more. It was the fifth time it’s been done in NBA history.

“I don’t feel we came in here with the idea we could beat this team,” Fizdale said. “That is what was most disappointing. They got whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted. We never took a real stand.”

The Bucks (18-3) led by as many as 47 and cruised behind Antetokounmpo, who pulled down his 10th rebound with 4:43 left in the second quarter for his league-leading 20th double-double.

The reigning MVP shot 10 of 14 from the field, including 3 for 4 from 3-point range, while playing 22 minutes. He exited with nearly five minutes left in the third quarter and the Bucks ahead 93-54.

“I watch and listen to him lead his guys,” Fizdale said. “He’s just impressive. The league is in good hands, I know that, when you’ve got a guy like that at the top.”

Milwaukee’s winning streak is the longest in the NBA this season and the franchise’s best since the 1981-82 season. The Bucks own the league’s top record, ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers (17-3).

 

76ers top Jazz 103-94; move to 10-0 at home

James Ennis III hit a 3 and dropped for three pushups, celebratory calisthenics in an early run in which the 76ers flexed their offensive muscle

“I wanted to get a little workout in,” Ennis said.

Ennis passed the fitness test and Tobias Harris scored 26 points to keep Philadelphia perfect at home with a 103-94 win over the Utah Jazz on Monday night.

Al Horford scored 17 points to help the Sixers win for the eighth time in nine games and improve to 10-0 at home. A night after the Raptors led the Jazz by 40 points at halftime, the Sixers led by a more modest 18 points at the break – a cushion needed late to secure the win against Utah.

“We say every game before we get out there to protect our house,” Harris said. “Our crowd, our energy, our atmosphere, it’s real.”

Ennis, Philly’s super sub, had the crowd going wild in the first half when he was fouled on a 3 and did three quick pushups to stretch the lead to 26 points. Ennis missed the free throw but it hardly mattered at home. The Sixers made 13 3s and have started to play more like a team expected to contend for an Eastern Conference title than one that slogged through a 2-5 stretch in mid-November.

“It’s in the moment,” Ennis said. “I didn’t mean nothing by it. And one.”

Horford did his part, scoring five baskets in the first quarter for 12 points, to go with one ridiculous block. Bojan Bogdanovic took a turnover the other way and went straight down the middle for a layup attempt, when a hustling Horford caught up from the right and twisted his body for the rejection.

They blocked, they exercised, they alley-ooped.

Matisse Thybulle turned a steal into an alley-oop dunk for Ben Simmons and Harris came right back for a 3 that made it 52-27, a game the Sixers had in control until a late push by the Jazz got them within single digits.

 

BIG 10 FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Offensive Player of the Week

J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State

Jr., RB, La Grange, Texas/La Grange

  • Rushed for a career-high 211 yards on 31 carries and a career-best four touchdowns in Ohio State’s win at Michigan
  • Became just the third Buckeye to score four rushing touchdowns against the Wolverines, while his 260 total yards were the most ever for an OSU student against Michigan
  • Moved into second place on the Ohio State career rushing list with 4,113 yards, passing Ezekiel Elliott (3,961 yards) and trailing only two-time Heisman Trophy recipient Archie Griffin (5,589 yards)
  • Claims his fourth career Offensive Player of the Week award and fourth of the season
  • Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: J.K. Dobbins (Nov. 25, 2019)

 

Defensive Player of the Week

A.J. Epenesa, Iowa

Jr., DE, Glen Carbon, Ill./Edwardsville

  • Registered a career-high 14 tackles, including two sacks and a career-best 4.5 tackles for loss, in Iowa’s win at Nebraska
  • Led a Hawkeye defense that held the Huskers below 30 points for only the second time all season
  • Helped Iowa secure its fifth consecutive win in the Nebraska series
  • Claims his fourth career Defensive Player of the Week honor and second of the season
  • Last Iowa Defensive Player of the Week: A.J. Epenesa (Nov. 18, 2019)

 

Special Teams Player of the Week

Keith Duncan, Iowa

Jr., K, Weddington, N.C./Weddington

  • Converted all five of his kicks (3 PAT, 2 FG) in Iowa’s win at Nebraska, including the game-winning 48-yard field goal with one second remaining to break a 24-24 tie
  • Has made 29 field goals this season, setting school and Big Ten records while tying for the sixth-most in NCAA history
  • Kicked his second game-winning field goal this season, having also made a 39-yard field goal with 4:51 left in Iowa’s 18-17 win over Iowa State
  • Earns his fourth career Special Teams Player of the Week honor and third of the season
  • Last Iowa Special Teams Player of the Week: Keith Duncan (Nov. 25, 2019)

 

Freshman of the Week

Coco Azema, Northwestern

RB, Cypress, Texas/Langham Creek

  • Rushed seven times for 123 yards and a 24-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of Northwestern’s win over Illinois
  • Was making his debut on the offensive side of the ball after injuries forced his move from defensive back
  • Helped the Wildcats earn their fifth consecutive win in the Illinois series
  • Collects his first career Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Evan Hull (Nov. 18, 2019)

 

 

MAC FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

East Division

Offensive Player of the Week: Buffalo RB Jaret Patterson

Buffalo sophomore running back Jaret Patterson (Glendale, Md.) rushed for a school-record 298 yards and six touchdowns in a 49-7 win over Bowling Green on Nov. 29. The sophomore running back averaged 11.5 yards on 26 carries. He had touchdown runs of 81, 35, 30, 9, 1, and 1 yard in the game. His six touchdowns were not only a school record, but a MAC record as well. Patterson did the majority of his damage in the first half, rushing for 272 yards and five touchdowns. His 298 yards rushing were the most by any player in FBS football this season.

 

Defensive Player of the Week:  Kent State DB KJ Sherald

Kent State junior defensive back KJ Sherald (Waldorf, Md.) had two interceptions and 11 tackles in a 34-26 win at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 29. Sherald’s first interception came at the end of the first half that led to a touchdown, while his second interception came late in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Additionally, Sherald was second on the team with 11 tackles, including 1.5 for loss in the victory.

 

Special Teams Player of the Week:  Miami DL Lonnie Phelps

Miami freshman defensive lineman Lonnie Phelps (Cincinnati, Ohio) made two key special teams plays in a 41-27 loss at Ball State on Nov. 29. Phelps blocked a punt to give the RedHawks a first and goal that resulted in a touchdown. Later, he also picked up a blocked punt and returned it for a 32-yard touchdown, Miami’s first blocked punt for a touchdown since 2010.

 

 

West Division

Offensive Player of the Week:  Ball State QB Drew Plitt

Ball State junior quarterback Drew Plitt (Loveland, Ohio) was 26-40 passing for 317 yards and three touchdowns in leading a 41-27 come-from-behind victory over Miami on Nov. 29. Plitt reached 300 yards passing for the first time this season against a MAC opponent.  He threw the go-ahead 40-yard touchdown pass to Yo’Heinz Tyler with 9:25 remaining for a 34-27 advantage. Plitt also rushed for a career-high 62 yards on 12 carries.

 

Defensive Player of the Week:  Central Michigan LB Michael Oliver

Central Michigan senior linebacker Michael Oliver (Detroit, Mich.) had a team-high eight tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in a 49-7 win over Toledo on Nov. 29. Oliver was part of a Central Michigan defense that held the Rockets to just 7 points and 256 yards of total offense. Oliver helped the Chippewas limit Toledo to just 83 rushing yards, nearly 160 yards below Toledo’s average.

 

 

Earlham WBB lose at Wilmington

WILMINGTON, Ohio – Wilmington College shot 51.6 percent from the field (32-of-62) and connected on six 3-pointers, and downed the visiting Earlham College women’s basketball team, 82-68, in a non-conference contest on Monday night at Fred Raizk Arena.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Wilmington (Ohio) 82, Earlham 68
Location: Wilmington, Ohio – Fred Raizk Arena
Attendance: 342
Records: Earlham 1-4 / Wilmington 3-2

THE SHORT STORY

Wilmington’s 8-0 run spanning the final two minutes of the second quarter stretched the Ohio Quakers’ seven-point lead into a 15-point, 46-31 advantage at the intermission.

Another 9-0 run by Wilmington put the Green and White in front by 20+ points, and Earlham was unable to get back within striking distance of Wilmington the rest of the way.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

Senior guard Camryn White led Earlham with 22 points – fourth 20-point game of her career and one-point shy of her career high – on 8-of-16 shooting from the field, with a 6-for-7 ledger at the free-throw line.

First year Trinity McClendon came off the bench and gave the Maroon and White 17 points, and matched junior Rosie Newhart with a team-high five rebounds. Senior Amy Weisner had an 11-point night off the bench.

Earlham fired at a 39.7 percent clip (23-of-58) from the field, and went 0-of-9 from beyond the arc. Wilmington connected on six of its 17 3-point attempts. Wilmington also dominated the boards, 41-29.

WHAT’S NEXT

Earlham women’s basketball will open Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play when it next takes to the court on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Mount St. Joseph. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

 

 

NOTRE DAME BASEBALL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

NOTRE DAME, Indiana — University of Notre Dame baseball coach Link Jarrett announced the 2020 schedule for his first season with the Fighting Irish, starting with the season opener against UAB on Friday, February 14.

“We are excited about our 2020 schedule and feel it provides great variety and opportunity from start to finish,” said Jarrett. “Opening at UAB in a beautiful pro venue will be a great opening trip to a quality setting and city. Our Alamo Irish Classic and Presbyterian series will also take us to neat areas of the country to compete.”

In addition to the season-opening, three-game set at UAB, highlights include the Alamo Irish Classic in San Antonio, Texas, series against reigning ACC champions North Carolina and MAC champions Central Michigan and non-conference midweeks at Michigan State and Indiana in Indianapolis. In total, the Irish will play 22 games against teams that qualified for the 2019 NCAA Tournament.

“As you look at the ACC schedule we all know how competitive that will be and the two series on the road to open will be exciting,” stated Jarrett. “There are two segments where we are home for extended periods of time and this always helps with a team’s rhythm. Being in front of our Notre Dame fans is obviously in our favor, and we hope to create exciting quality baseball for them.”

The home slate opens Tuesday March 17, with the midweek home opener against regional foe Western Michigan before hosting a three-game series against Clemson on Friday, March 20. The Irish home ACC slate includes Pitt, Miami, Wake Forest and Boston College at Frank Eck Stadium.

Non-Conference Weekends

at UAB | February 14-16

The Irish open the 2020 slate with a three-game road series at UAB. It will be just the second time in program history the Irish and Dragons have faced off. The previous meeting occurred in 2011 at the Caravelle Resort Classic and the Irish defeated UAB 3-0. Brian Dupra tossed eight scoreless innings while Trey Mancini (2-for-4) and Joe Hudson (1-for-4, 2 RBI) led the Irish at the plate.

Alamo Irish Classic | February 20-22

Notre Dame will be joined by Incarnate Word, UT San Antonio and Toledo for the annual Irish Alamo Classic at San Antonio’s Nelson Wolff Stadium. It marks the 22nd season since 1995 the Irish will make their traditional trip to San Antonio.. The Irish are 7-4 all-time against Incarnate Word, 4-3 against UT-San Antonio and 46-14 against Toledo. Last season, the Irish went 1-1 against Incarnate Word at the Irish Alamo Classic. This will be the first matchup with Toledo since 2017 and the first against UTSA since 2012.

at Presbyterian | February 28-March 1

Notre Dame and Presbyterian will face off on the diamond for the first time in school history during the final weekend of February in Clinton, South Carolina. The Blue Hose are one of two Big South teams the Irish will face in the 2020 campaign. Last season, Notre Dame went 2-0 against Big South member Charleston Southern in the Swig and Swine Classic.

Central Michigan | May 9-10

After the University’s final exam break, the Irish will host Central Michigan in their last home series at Frank Eck Stadium. The Chippewas were the MAC Tournament Champions and defeated No. 2 seed Miami in the Starkville Regional last year. The Irish hold a 21-13-1 record all-time against Central Michigan and this will be the first three-game series played against the Chippewas in program history.

ACC Home Series

Clemson | March 20-22

Notre Dame opens its home ACC slate against the Clemson Tigers, a team the Irish won the series against last season. Notre Dame took two of three from the Tigers in Doug Kingsmore Stadium last year on strong pitching performances all weekend. All three Irish starters pitched at least seven innings and Tommy Sheehan tossed a complete game in the 9-2 win to open the series. The Irish clinched the series with a 4-2 win in 10 innings on Sunday for their second-straight ACC series win to begin the year.

Pitt | March 27-29

Notre Dame continues the ACC home slate with another conference opponent that they won a series against last year. The Irish won the final two games in Pittsburgh to clinch the series and earn their third ACC road series win of the season. Daniel Jung hit his first career grand slam in the second game and the Irish pitchers allowed just one run over the final two games to win the series. The Irish are 47-23 all-time against Pitt and hold a 24-3 advantage in games played at Notre Dame.

Miami | April 3-5

The ACC’s southernmost team will make the trek up to South Bend for the first time since the 2016 season when the Irish take on Miami in April at Frank Eck Stadium. Back in 2016, the Hurricanes were ranked second in the country as they made the trip up but only one game was played in the series due to inclement weather the entire weekend. The Irish and Hurricanes last played in 2018 with Miami winning two-of-three to clinch the series. Last year, Miami was a two-seed in the Starkville Regional and fell to the Bulldogs in the regional final.

Wake Forest | April 24-26

After winning the conference opening series against the Demon Deacons last year, Notre Dame will welcome Wake Forest to Frank Eck Stadium at the end of April as conference play is turning up. The Irish have won three of the last four series against Wake Forest, included the last two played at Notre Dame. Last year in Winston-Salem, the Irish took two-of-three in the conference opening series. After splitting the first two games, the Irish erased a three-run deficit in the ninth on Sunday and ended up winning 8-7 in 10 innings. Eric Gilgenbach drove in the tying run in the ninth and Spencer Myers brought home the game-winning run in the 10th.

Boston College | May 1-3

The ACC home schedule will conclude with a three-game series against the Boston College Eagles. The Eagles reached the ACC semifinals last year after knocking off the No. 1 seed Louisville Cardinals in the ACC Tournament. It will be BC’s first trip to Notre Dame since 2018, when the Irish took two-of-three against the Eagles. The Irish lead the series 33-17 over Boston College and are 13-4 in games played at Notre Dame.

ACC Road Series

at North Carolina | March 6-8

The Irish open ACC play this season with their first trip to Chapel Hill since the 2016 season. The Tar Heels are one of three opponents this season that reached the Super Regionals last year. North Carolina won two-of-three over the Irish last season at Frank Eck Stadium but the Irish had a walk-off win over the 21st-ranked Tar Heels in the final game. Zack Prajzner hit a rope down the left field line with the bases loaded to beat the Tar Heels 4-3.

at Louisville | March 13-15

The Irish will close out their spring break with a three-game series against the Cardinals at Jim Patterson Stadium. Louisville made the College World Series last season and the Irish played the seventh-ranked Cardinals close in a series in May. The Irish fell in the first two games by just two runs each.

at Florida State | April 9-11

The Seminoles are the other Irish opponent that reached the College World Series last year. Notre Dame and No. 19 Florida State battled in a thee-game series last year at Frank Eck Stadium. Cameron Brown tossed his first career complete-game in the 12-3 win on Saturday. The series-deciding game went to extras after it was 1-1 thru nine innings but the Seminoles scored twice in the 10th to win 3-1.

at Virginia Tech | April 17-19

The Irish and Hokies did not face off last season and will meet for the first time in Blacksburg since 2016. The Irish hold a 14-9 advantage all-time over the Hokies and have won the last two series. In their last trip to Blacksburg, the Irish swept the three-game series and outscored the Hokies 27-8. The Irish scored 16 runs in the series-opener, the most runs they had scored in a game since 2013.

at NC State | May 14-16

Notre Dame will close the regular season out in Raleigh against the Wolfpack in their final ACC series. Head coach Link Jarrett will be going up against a familiar foe as his son, JT, is a junior infielder on the Wolfpack. Notre Dame won the series last season against No. 14 NC State after taking two-of-three at Frank Eck Stadium. Both Cameron Brown and Tommy Sheehan tossed quality starts against the Wolfpack and Tommy Vail shut the door in each game to clinch the series win.

Midweek Match-Ups

Radford | March 11

In the middle of their spring break road trip, the Irish will face their second Big South team this season in Radford. The Irish and the Highlanders will meet for the first time in program history as the Irish have only played two programs from the Big South (Winthrop, Charleston Southern). Radford was 30-27 last season and were the two seed in the Big South Tournament.

Western Michigan | March 17

One of the most common opponents in program history, the Irish and Broncos will meet for the 140th time in the home opener for Notre Dame at Frank Eck Stadium. The Irish dropped last season’s matchup but have won three of the last four against Western Michigan. The Irish are 49-34 in games played at Notre Dame.

Kent State | March 24-25

The Golden Flashes and Irish will renew acquaintances near the end of March for a two-game series which is part of Notre Dame’s nine game homestand to begin play at Frank Eck Stadium. The two teams faced off back in 2018 when they split contests at Notre Dame. The Irish are 10-8 all-time against Kent State and 8-4 in games at Notre Dame.

Chicago State | March 31, April 15

Notre Dame and Chicago State are set for a home and home matchup this season with the first game set for Chicago and the second game in South Bend. Notre Dame has dominated the matchup with the Cougars and hold a 34-2 record all-time against Chicago State. The Irish have won the last 17 matchups, including last year’s game 6-3. Notre Dame stole 12 bases in the game, the most by an ACC team since 1990. Five different players either set career highs or tied career high in steals (Gilgenbach, Putz, Myers, Cole & Miller).

at Michigan State | April 7

After not playing last season, Notre Dame and Michigan State will square off for the 136th time in program history. The Spartans lead the series 79-57 but the Irish have won the last three matchups, including the last meeting between the two teams in 2018. Notre Dame went up to East Lansing and defeated the Spartans 8-7.

Northwestern | April 14 & May 12

Notre Dame and Northwestern will have a home and home series for the third straight season in 2020. The Irish have swept the series over the past two years and hold a 75-60-1 record all-time against Northwestern. Last season at Notre Dame, Tommy Vail tossed a career high five innings and allowed just one run in the 6-2 Irish win. In Evanston, the Irish offense exploded for 12 runs, including Spencer Myers’ first career home run, in the 12-4 win.

vs. Indiana | April 28

In-state foes Indiana and Notre Dame will renew the rivalry this season at Victory Field in Indianapolis after not facing off in 2019. The Irish lead the all-time series 68-34-1 and will face a Hoosiers squad that made the NCAA Tournament one year ago. This will be the fourth straight matchup between the Hoosiers and Irish that will take place at Victory Field, home of the Indianapolis Indians.

 

 

NFL STANDINGS

American Football Conference
  W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
Baltimore Ravens 10 2 0 .833 0.0 406 219 5 – 1 – 0 5 – 1 – 0 6 – 2 – 0 3 – 1 – 0 8 W
New England Patriots 10 2 0 .833 0.0 322 145 5 – 0 – 0 5 – 2 – 0 6 – 2 – 0 4 – 0 – 0 1 L
Houston Texans 8 4 0 .667 0.0 293 271 5 – 1 – 0 3 – 3 – 0 7 – 2 – 0 3 – 1 – 0 2 W
Kansas City Chiefs 8 4 0 .667 0.0 348 265 3 – 3 – 0 5 – 1 – 0 6 – 3 – 0 4 – 0 – 0 2 W
Buffalo Bills 9 3 0 .750 0.0 257 188 4 – 2 – 0 5 – 1 – 0 6 – 2 – 0 3 – 1 – 0 3 W
Pittsburgh Steelers 7 5 0 .583 0.0 236 225 5 – 2 – 0 2 – 3 – 0 6 – 3 – 0 3 – 2 – 0 2 W
Tennessee Titans 7 5 0 .583 0.0 276 234 4 – 2 – 0 3 – 3 – 0 5 – 4 – 0 2 – 2 – 0 3 W
Oakland Raiders 6 6 0 .500 1.0 237 324 5 – 1 – 0 1 – 5 – 0 4 – 4 – 0 2 – 2 – 0 2 L
Indianapolis Colts 6 6 0 .500 1.0 261 257 4 – 3 – 0 2 – 3 – 0 5 – 6 – 0 3 – 2 – 0 2 L
Cleveland Browns 5 7 0 .417 2.0 246 272 3 – 3 – 0 2 – 4 – 0 5 – 4 – 0 2 – 1 – 0 1 L
Jacksonville Jaguars 4 8 0 .333 3.0 220 292 2 – 4 – 0 2 – 4 – 0 4 – 5 – 0 1 – 4 – 0 4 L
Denver Broncos 4 8 0 .333 3.0 198 237 3 – 3 – 0 1 – 5 – 0 4 – 5 – 0 2 – 2 – 0 1 W
Los Angeles Chargers 4 8 0 .333 3.0 244 241 2 – 4 – 0 2 – 4 – 0 2 – 7 – 0 0 – 4 – 0 3 L
New York Jets 4 8 0 .333 3.0 204 280 3 – 3 – 0 1 – 5 – 0 1 – 7 – 0 0 – 4 – 0 1 L
Miami Dolphins 3 9 0 .250 4.0 200 377 2 – 5 – 0 1 – 4 – 0 2 – 7 – 0 1 – 3 – 0 1 W
Cincinnati Bengals 1 11 0 .083 6.0 179 298 1 – 5 – 0 0 – 6 – 0 1 – 7 – 0 0 – 4 – 0 1 W
National Football Conference
  W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
xy-New Orleans Saints 10 2 0 .833 0.0 298 248 5 – 1 – 0 5 – 1 – 0 8 – 2 – 0 4 – 1 – 0 3 W
Seattle Seahawks 10 2 0 .833 0.0 329 293 4 – 2 – 0 6 – 0 – 0 7 – 1 – 0 3 – 0 – 0 5 W
Green Bay Packers 9 3 0 .750 0.0 289 255 5 – 1 – 0 4 – 2 – 0 6 – 2 – 0 3 – 0 – 0 1 W
Dallas Cowboys 6 6 0 .500 0.0 310 236 3 – 3 – 0 3 – 3 – 0 5 – 3 – 0 4 – 0 – 0 2 L
San Francisco 49ers 10 2 0 .833 0.0 349 183 5 – 1 – 0 5 – 1 – 0 7 – 1 – 0 3 – 1 – 0 1 L
Minnesota Vikings 8 4 0 .667 0.0 319 242 5 – 0 – 0 3 – 4 – 0 6 – 3 – 0 1 – 2 – 0 1 L
Los Angeles Rams 7 5 0 .583 1.0 283 250 3 – 3 – 0 4 – 2 – 0 5 – 3 – 0 1 – 2 – 0 1 W
Chicago Bears 6 6 0 .500 2.0 212 208 3 – 3 – 0 3 – 3 – 0 5 – 4 – 0 3 – 1 – 0 2 W
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 7 0 .417 3.0 340 346 1 – 4 – 0 4 – 3 – 0 4 – 6 – 0 2 – 3 – 0 2 W
Philadelphia Eagles 5 7 0 .417 3.0 274 284 3 – 3 – 0 2 – 4 – 0 3 – 5 – 0 1 – 1 – 0 3 L
Carolina Panthers 5 7 0 .417 3.0 280 320 2 – 4 – 0 3 – 3 – 0 2 – 7 – 0 1 – 3 – 0 4 L
Detroit Lions 3 8 1 .292 4.5 280 315 2 – 4 – 0 1 – 4 – 1 2 – 6 – 1 0 – 4 – 0 5 L
Arizona Cardinals 3 8 1 .292 4.5 255 351 1 – 4 – 1 2 – 4 – 0 2 – 7 – 1 0 – 4 – 0 5 L
Atlanta Falcons 3 9 0 .250 5.0 260 323 1 – 5 – 0 2 – 4 – 0 3 – 6 – 0 2 – 2 – 0 2 L
Washington Redskins 3 9 0 .250 5.0 173 290 1 – 5 – 0 2 – 4 – 0 2 – 6 – 0 0 – 3 – 0 2 W
New York Giants 2 10 0 .167 6.0 230 339 1 – 5 – 0 1 – 5 – 0 2 – 7 – 0 1 – 2 – 0 8 L

 

NBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
  W L Pct Conf GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Milwaukee 18 3 .857 9-1 9-2 6-0 12-2 10-0 12 W
Toronto 15 4 .789 2.0 9-0 6-4 2-1 9-2 8-2 7 W
Miami 14 5 .737 3.0 8-0 6-5 3-0 9-1 8-2 2 W
Boston 14 5 .737 3.0 7-0 7-5 5-2 9-2 6-4 1 W
Philadelphia 15 6 .714 3.0 10-0 5-6 3-1 10-2 8-2 4 W
Indiana 13 7 .650 4.5 9-2 4-5 3-4 9-6 7-3 1 W
Brooklyn 10 10 .500 7.5 6-4 4-6 3-1 6-5 6-4 1 L
Orlando 8 11 .421 9.0 7-4 1-7 1-1 5-8 5-5 1 W
Charlotte 8 14 .364 10.5 4-6 4-8 0-2 6-8 3-7 2 L
10 Detroit 7 13 .350 10.5 6-4 1-9 2-4 6-12 3-7 1 W
11 Chicago 7 14 .333 11.0 3-7 4-7 2-4 5-9 3-7 1 W
12 Washington 6 12 .333 10.5 3-4 3-8 1-1 2-4 4-6 2 L
13 Cleveland 5 14 .263 12.0 3-7 2-7 2-3 4-12 1-9 3 L
14 Atlanta 5 16 .238 13.0 3-7 2-9 1-2 2-9 1-9 1 W
15 New York 4 17 .190 14.0 3-8 1-9 0-8 2-14 2-8 7 L
Western Conference
  W L Pct Conf GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
LA Lakers 17 3 .850 9-2 8-1 3-1 12-2 9-1 1 L
Denver 13 4 .765 2.5 8-2 5-2 2-0 7-3 8-2 1 L
LA Clippers 15 6 .714 2.5 12-1 3-5 2-1 10-5 8-2 1 W
Dallas 13 6 .684 3.5 6-4 7-2 4-0 8-3 7-3 2 W
Houston 13 6 .684 3.5 8-2 5-4 3-1 8-3 7-3 2 W
Utah 12 9 .571 5.5 8-1 4-8 2-1 9-5 4-6 2 L
Minnesota 10 9 .526 6.5 3-7 7-2 1-2 4-6 5-5 1 L
Phoenix 9 10 .474 7.5 5-7 4-3 3-2 5-7 3-7 1 W
Sacramento 8 11 .421 8.5 5-4 3-7 1-2 4-5 5-5 1 L
10 Oklahoma City 8 11 .421 8.5 6-4 2-7 0-3 6-8 4-6 2 W
11 Portland 8 12 .400 9.0 3-4 5-8 2-1 5-7 4-6 3 W
12 San Antonio 7 14 .333 10.5 5-6 2-8 0-2 4-8 2-8 1 L
13 Memphis 6 14 .300 11.0 3-10 3-4 1-2 4-9 3-7 1 L
14 New Orleans 6 14 .300 11.0 4-6 2-8 0-3 5-10 4-6 5 L
15 Golden State 4 18 .182 14.0 2-7 2-11 0-3 3-13 2-8 3 L

 

NHL STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
  GP W L OTL Pts ROW GF GA Home Road L10
Boston Bruins 27 19 3 5 43 19 99 65 11-0-4 8-3-1 8-0-2
Washington Capitals 28 19 4 5 43 16 104 83 8-2-4 11-2-1 6-2-2
New York Islanders 25 18 5 2 38 16 75 59 11-2-1 7-3-1 7-2-1
Philadelphia Flyers 27 15 7 5 35 12 85 78 8-1-4 7-6-1 5-2-3
Florida Panthers 26 13 8 5 31 10 94 93 7-3-2 6-5-3 6-4-0
Buffalo Sabres 28 13 10 5 31 12 85 83 8-3-3 5-7-2 4-4-2
Carolina Hurricanes 27 16 10 1 33 15 88 76 8-5-0 8-5-1 7-3-0
Pittsburgh Penguins 27 14 9 4 32 13 93 78 10-3-2 4-6-2 4-3-3
Toronto Maple Leafs 28 13 11 4 30 12 93 92 7-3-4 6-8-0 4-6-0
10 New York Rangers 26 13 10 3 29 13 84 87 8-5-2 5-5-1 5-4-1
11 Montreal Canadiens 27 11 10 6 28 9 89 96 6-6-3 5-4-3 2-5-3
12 Tampa Bay Lightning 24 12 9 3 27 11 88 79 6-4-1 6-5-2 5-4-1
13 Columbus Blue Jackets 26 11 11 4 26 11 66 80 8-6-1 3-5-3 5-4-1
14 Ottawa Senators 27 11 15 1 23 11 69 84 7-5-0 4-10-1 5-5-0
15 New Jersey Devils 26 9 13 4 22 8 66 97 4-6-4 5-7-0 4-6-0
16 Detroit Red Wings 30 7 20 3 17 7 63 119 4-10-1 3-10-2 0-8-2
Western Conference
  GP W L OTL Pts ROW GF GA Home Road L10
St. Louis Blues 29 18 5 6 42 18 90 75 8-3-3 10-2-3 6-2-2
Edmonton Oilers 29 17 9 3 37 15 91 84 7-3-2 10-6-1 5-4-1
Colorado Avalanche 26 16 8 2 34 16 97 75 8-3-1 8-5-1 7-3-0
Arizona Coyotes 28 15 9 4 34 11 78 67 7-6-1 8-3-3 5-3-2
Winnipeg Jets 27 16 10 1 33 14 77 76 6-5-1 10-5-0 7-3-0
Vegas Golden Knights 29 14 11 4 32 11 87 82 7-5-3 7-6-1 5-4-1
Dallas Stars 28 15 10 3 33 14 75 68 9-4-1 6-6-2 7-2-1
San Jose Sharks 28 15 12 1 31 13 82 91 9-6-0 6-6-1 8-2-0
Vancouver Canucks 28 13 11 4 30 10 92 84 5-3-3 8-8-1 4-5-1
10 Calgary Flames 29 13 12 4 30 10 73 86 7-3-2 6-9-2 3-5-2
11 Nashville Predators 26 12 10 4 28 11 87 85 7-5-3 5-5-1 3-5-2
12 Minnesota Wild 27 12 11 4 28 11 79 86 7-1-2 5-10-2 6-1-3
13 Anaheim Ducks 28 12 12 4 28 12 75 84 8-5-2 4-7-2 3-4-3
14 Chicago Blackhawks 27 10 12 5 25 10 74 85 7-7-2 3-5-3 4-5-1
15 Los Angeles Kings 28 11 15 2 24 11 72 93 9-5-1 2-10-1 5-4-1