MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
KANSAS CITY 9 NY METS 2
MINNESOTA 5 ST. LOUIS 3
LA DODGERS 8 OAKLAND 2
TEXAS 5 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 3
BALTIMORE 6 TORONTO 1
NY YANKEES 4 HOUSTON 3
SEATTLE 5 LA ANGELS 3
PHILADELPHIA 4 MIAMI 2
SAN FRANCISCO 1 ARIZONA 0
MILWAUKEE 14 PITTSBURGH 1
CHICAGO CUBS 5 CINCINNATI 3
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MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
INDIANAPOLIS 7 GWINNETT 4
SOUTH BEND 13 WISCONSIN 4
FORT WAYNE 10 GREAT LAKES 0
PHOENIX 91 ATLANTA 71
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
PHILADELPHIA 0 DC 0 (PHILADELPHIA WINS 5 – 4 ON PENALTY KICKS)
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WEEK 1
|BOYLE COUNTY (KY.)||AT||GIBSON SOUTHERN||6:00 PM|
|CENTER GROVE||VS.||ST. EDWARD (OHIO)||12:05 AM|
|SOUTHSIDE HOMESCHOOL||AT||PHALEN ACADEMY||5:00 PM|
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL QUARTERBACKS WATCH LIST OF CLASS OF ’24
DYLAN RAIOLA – BUFORD, GEORGIA (GEORGIA)
ELIJAH BROWN – MATER DEI (CALIFORNIA)
MICHAEL VAN BUREN – ST. FRANCES ACADEMY (MARYLAND)
AIR NOLAND – LANGSTON HUGHES (GEORGIA)
JULIAN SAYIN – CARLSBAD (CALIFORNIA)
LUKE KROMENHOEK – BENEDICTINE (GEORGIA)
JADYN DAVIS – PROVIDENCE DAY SCHOOL (NORTH CAROLINA)
DEUCE ADAMS, VANDEGRIFT HS (TEXAS) – LOUISVILLE
MICAH ALEJADO, BISHOP GORMAN (NEVADA) – HAWAII
JUDD ANDERSON, JONES COUNTY (GEORGIA) – MIAMI (FLORIDA)
TYLER ARONSON, VERO BEACH (FLORIDA) – SMU
CEDRICK BAILEY, CHAMINADE-MADONNA (FLORIDA) – NC STATE
DANIEL BEALE, CATHOLIC (BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA) – UNCOMMITTED
DAVI BELFORT, WESTERN HS (FLORIDA) – VIRGINIA TECH
NATE BENNETT, OAKS CHRISTIAN (CALIFORNIA) – BAYLOR
CUTTER BOLEY, LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN HS (KENTUCKY) – KENTUCKY
JAYDEN BRADFORD, IMG ACADEMY (FLORIDA) – MIAMI (FLORIDA)
BLAKE BURNETT, ERIE HS (COLORADO) – KANSAS STATE
EJ CAMINONG, GARFIELD HS (WASHINGTON) – WASHINGTON
TIMOTHY CARPENTER, TROTWOOD-MADISON HS (OHIO) – INDIANA
CJ CARR, SALINE HS (MICHIGAN) – NOTRE DAME
TYLER CHERRY, CENTER GROVE HS (INDIANA) – DUKE
BRYCE CLAVON, KELL HS (GEORGIA) – UNCOMMITTED
ALONZO CONTRERAS, CALABASAS HS (CALIFORNIA) – SAN JOSE ST.
DARIUS CURRY, LONG BEACH POLY (CALIFORNIA) – UNCOMMITTED
MARCOS DAVILA, MIDLAND LEGACY HS (TEXAS) – PURDUE
DERMARICUS DAVIS, ETIWANDA HS (CALIFORNIA) – UNCOMMITTED
DREW DEVILLIER, PLANO EAST HS (TEXAS) – UNCOMMITTED
JULIAN DUGGER, PENN HILLS HS (PENNSYLVANIA) – UNCOMMITTED
ALEX ERBY, STEELTON-HIGHSPIRE (PENNSYLVANIA) – UNCOMMITTED
JOSH FLOWERS, BAKER HS (ALABAMA) – MISSISSIPPI STATE
AIDAN GLOVER, COLLIERVILLE HS (TENNESSEE) – UNCOMMITTED
KARSON GORDAN, EPISCOPAL (BELLAIRE, TEXAS) – UNLV
THOMAS GOTKOWSKI, BEN DAVIS HS (INDIANA) – MIAMI (OHIO)
BRADEN GRAHAM, RIVERDALE HS (TENNESSEE) – UNCOMMITTED
ETHAN GRUNKEMEYER, OLENTANGY HS – PENN STATE
WILL HAMMOND, HUTTO HS (TEXAS) – TEXAS TECH
HENRY HASSELBECK, XAVERIAN BROTHERS (MASSACHUSETTS) – UNCOMMITTED
MICHAEL HAWKINS, EMERSON HS (FRISCO, TEXAS) – OKLAHOMA
JEREMY HECKLINSKI, WALTON HS (GEORGIA) – WAKE FOREST
HAUSS HEJNY, ALEDO HS (TEXAS) – TCU
COLIN HURLEY, TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA) – LSU
KJ JACKSON, ST. JAMES SCHOOL (ALABAMA) – ARKANSAS
TREVER JACKSON, WEST ORANGE (FLORIDA) – UNCOMMITTED
SAMAJ JONES, ST. JOSEPH’S PREP (PENNSYLVANIA) – UNCOMMITTED
DANIEL KAELIN, BELLEVUE WEST HS (NEBRASKA) – NEBRASKA
DJ LAGWAY, WILLIS HS (TEXAS) – FLORIDA
DRAKE LINDSEY, FAYETTEVILLE HS (ARKANSAS) – MINNESOTA
JACQAI LONG, ARCHBISHOP HOBAN HS (OHIO) – UNCOMMITTED
ANTHONY MADDOX, OAK GROVE (MISSISSIPPI) – TEXAS A&M
ISAIAH MARSHALL, SOUTHFIELD HS (MICHIGAN) – KANSAS
KHRISTIAN MARTIN, HIGHLAND SPRINGS HS (VIRGINIA) – UNCOMMITTED
KAMARI MCCLELLAN, CLAY-CHALKVILLE HS (ALABAMA) – UNCOMMITTED
CALEB MCCREARY, MONTGOMERY CATHOLIC (ALABAMA) – TROY
TY MCCUTCHEON, PUNAHOU (HAWAII) – UNCOMMITTED
BRADY MCDONOUGH, DESERT MOUNTAIN (ARIZONA) – NAVY
MICHAEL MERDINGER, CARDINAL GIBBONS (FLORIDA) – NORTH CAROLINA)
JAKE MERKLINGER, CALVARY DAY (GEORGIA) – TENNESSEE
MABREY METTAUER, THE WOODLANDS HS (TEXAS) – WISCONSIN
ALESSIO MILIVOJEVIC, ST. FRANCIS (ILLINOIS) – UNCOMMITTED
DYLAN MILLS, SAN CLEMENTE HS (CALIFORNIA) – UNCOMMITTED
CONNOR MOBERLY, SOUTHEAST POLK (IOWA) – IOWA STATE
LUKE MOGA, SUNNYSLOPE HS (ARIZONA) – OREGON
DJ MOORE, THE BOLLES SCHOOL (FLORIDA) – COASTAL CAROLINA
WHIT MUSCHAMP, BAYLOR (TENNESSEE) – VANDERBILT
DANNY O’NEIL, CATHEDRAL HS (INDIANA) – COLORADO
MILES O’NEIL, HUN SCHOOL (NEW JERSEY) – UNCOMMITTED
KALIEB OSBORNE, MOTT HS (MICHIGAN) – TOLEDO
TREY OWENS, CY-FAIR HS (TEXAS) – TEXAS
CODY PAGACH, ALCOA HS (TENNESSEE) – UNCOMMITTED
TREY PETTY, STARKVILLE HS (MISSISSIPPI) – ILLINOIS
AARON PHILO, PRINCE AVENUE CHRISTIAN (GEORGIA) – GEORGIA TECH
ADRIAN POSSE, NORTHWESTERN HS (MIAMI, FLORIDA) – UNCOMMITTED
RYAN PUGLISI, AVON OLD FARMS (CONNECTICUT) – GEORGIA
DESHAWN PURDIE, MILFORD MILL ACADEMY (MARYLAND) – CHARLOTTE
DANTE RENO, CHESHIRE ACADEMY (MASSACHUSETTS) – SOUTH CAROLINA
JAMES RESAR, BISHOP KENNY HS (FLORIDA) – IOWA
MAEALIUAKI SMITH, SERRA HS (SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA) – UNCOMMITTED
JEREMY ST-HILAIRE, MCCALLIE SCHOOL (TENNESSEE) – VANDERBILT
CARSON SUESUE, GRANGER (UTAH) – UNCOMMITTED
AJ SURACE – NOTRE DAME (LAWRENCEVILLE, NEW JERSEY) – RUTGERS
MARCELIS TATE, DUNCAN U. FLETCHER HS – SOUTH FLORIDA
RILEY TRUJILLO, BARTRAM TRAIL HS (FLORIDA) – UCF
ASHER WEINER, VALOR CHRISTIAN HS (COLORADO) – UNCOMMITTED
COLE WELLIVER, LIBERTY CHRISTIAN HS (TEXAS) – UNCOMMITTED
JOHN WHITE, MADISON-RIDGELAND ACADEMY (MISSISSIPPI) – SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
WALKER WHITE, LITTLE ROCK CHRISTIAN (ARKANSAS) – AUBURN
KHALIL WILKINS, ROOSEVELT (WASHINGTON, DC) – UNCOMMITTED
DESMOND WILLIAMS, BASHA HS (ARIZONA) – OLE MISS
JAKHARI WILLIAMS, FIRST PRESBYTERIAN DAY (GEORGIA) – UNCOMMITTED
ISAAC WILSON, CORNER CANYON HS (UTAH) – UTAH
BRENDAN ZURBRUGG, ALLIANCE (OHIO) – UNCOMMITTED
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RUNNINGBACKS WATCH LIST OF CLASS OF ’24
TAYLOR TATUM – LONGVIEW (TEXAS)
JERRICK GIBSON – IMG ACADEMY (FLORIDA)
NATE FRAZIER – MATER DEI (CALIFORNIA)
KAMERON DAVIS – DOUGHERTY (GEORGIA)
KEVIN RILEY – TUSCALOOSA COUNTY (ALABAMA)
JORDAN MARSHALL – ARCHBISHOP MOELLER (OHIO)
JAMES PEOPLES – SAN ANTONIO VETERANS MEMORIAL (TEXAS)
DWIGHT PHILLIPS, JR. – PEBBLEBROOK (GEORGIA)
CADEN DURHAM – DUNCANVILLE (TEXAS)
CHAUNCEY BOWENS – THE BENJAMIN SCHOOL (FLORIDA)
FRANKIE ARTHUR – OAK RIDGE (TEXAS) – UNCOMMITTED
TAJI ATKINS – WESTFIELD (TEXAS) – RICE
LLOYD AVANT – SUMMER CREEK (TEXAS) – TULSA
JAYLEN BOARDLEY – PLEASANT GROVE (TEXAS) – UNCOMMITTED
CHAUNCEY BOWENS – THE BENJAMIN SCHOOL (FLORIDA) – GEORGIA
KOBE BOYKIN – LOS ALAMITOS (CALIFORNIA) –
ISAAC BROWN – HOMESTEAD (FLORIDA) – LOUISVILLE
JASON BROWN – O’DEA (WASHINGTON) – UNCOMMITTED
AJON BRYANT – MATER DEI (CALIFORNIA) – UNCOMMITTED
BLAINE BURKE – MOODY (ALABAMA) – ARKANSAS STATE
J’MARION BURNETTE – ANDALUSIA (ALABAMA) – AUBURN
JAKORION CAFFEY – AVON (OHIO) – CINCINNATI
JOHANN CARDENAS – ST. THOMAS (HOUSTON, TEXAS) – VANDERBILT
ANTHONY CARRIE – CARROLLWOOD DAY (FLORIDA) – MICHIGAN STATE
CHRISTIAN CLARK – MOUNTAIN POINTE (ARIZONA) – TEXAS
KAHNEN DANIELS – WEST POINT (MISSISSIPPI) – FLORIDA
CHRIS DAVIS – PICAYUNE (MISSISSIPPI) – STANFORD
ANDRE DEVINE – NORTH FORT MYERS (FLORIDA) – UNCOMMITTED
JOSEPH DODDS – TIDEHAVEN (TEXAS) – BAYLOR
BREVIN DOLL – A-D-M (IOWA) – IOWA
KAMERON DAVIS – DOUGHERTY (ALBANY, GEORGIA) – FLORIDA STATE
TRAEVON DUNBAR – MIDLAND VALLEY (SOUTH CAROLINA) – UNCOMMITTED
DARRION DUPREE – MOUNT CARMEL (CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) – WISCONSIN
JALEN DUPREE – MALVERN (ARKANSAS) – COLORADO STATE
CADEN DURHAM – DUNCANVILLE (TEXAS) – UNCOMMITTED
TRASHON DYE – PASSAIC COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (NEW JERSEY) – SYRACUSE
XAI’SHAUN EDWARDS – CLEAR SPRINGS (TEXAS) – UNCOMMITTED
DAVID EZIOMUME – NORTH COBB (GEORGIA) – CLEMSON
RODNEY FIELDS – DEL CITY (OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA) – OKLAHOMA STATE
MICAH FORD – TOMS RIVER NORTH (NEW JERSEY) – STANFORD
MATTHEW FULLER – WAYNE COUNTY (GEORGIA) – SOUTH CAROLINA
STACY GAGE – ST. THOMAS AQUINAS (FLORIDA) – UCF
ROD GAINEY, JR. – TAMPA BAY TECH (FLORIDA) – CHARLOTTE
DAVION GAUSE – CHAMINADE-MADONNA (FLORIDA) – NORTH CAROLINA)
XAVIER GAYTEN – BROOKHAVEN (MISSISSIPPI) – MISSISSIPPI STATE
TITO GLASS – MARION-FRANKLIN (OHIO) – MIAMI (OHIO)
JUEIZ GOFF – CENTRAL YORK (PENNSYLVANIA) – UNCOMMITTED
JADEN HART – MICHIGAN CITY (INDIANA) – SYRACUSE
KESEAN HENDERSON – HOPEWELL (VIRGINIA) – UNCOMMITTED
DANIEL HILL – MERIDIAN (MISSISSIPPI) – UNCOMMITTED
BRANDON HOOD – EAGLE’S LANDING CHRISTIAN (GEORGIA) – UNCOMMITTED
DIORE HUBBARD – LINCOLN (GAHANNA, OHIO) – WEST VIRGINIA
OHIFAME IJEBOI – WILLIAM PENN CHARTER (PENNSYLVANIA) – MINNESOTA
GIDEON ITUKA – GAITHERSBURG (MARYLAND) – WISCONSIN
BRYAN JACKSON – MCKINNEY (TEXAS) – UNCOMMITTED
ELIJAH JENNINGS – PENNSAUKEN (NEW JERSEY) – UNCOMMITTED
CAMERON JONES – ST. JOHN BOSCO (CALIFORNIA) – UCLA
DILIN JONES – GOOD COUNSEL (MARYLAND) – WISCONSIN
JOSH JOYNER – PACIFICA (OXNARD, CALIFORNIA) – WASHINGTON STATE
MICAH KAAPANA – BISHOP GORMAN (NEVADA) – MICHIGAN
KEWAN LACY – LANCASTER (TEXAS) – NEBRASKA
UNTERRIO LATIN-HENLEY – WASHINGTON (SAMMAMISH, WASHINGTON) – UNCOMMITTED
DYLAN LEE – WILLIAMS FIELD (ARIZONA) – IOWA STATE
PEYTON LEWIS – SALEM (VIRGINIA) – TENNESSEE) – UNCOMMITTED
JORDAN LYLE – ST. THOMAS AQUINAS (FLORIDA) – OHIO STATE
DEVONTE LYONS – ST. AUGUSTINE (FLORIDA) – UNCOMMITTED
JORDAN MARSHALL – ARCHBISHOP MOELLER (OHIO) – MICHIGAN
RED MARTEL – BEGGS (OKLAHOMA) – KANSAS
TYLER MASON – MOUNT AIRY (NORTH CAROLINA) – VIRGINIA TECH
JAEDON MATTHEWS – SAGUARO (ARIZONA) – GEORGIA TECH
JAMAURI MCCLURE – GOSHEN (ALABAMA) – SOUTH ALABAMA
DERRICK MCFALL – JOHN TYLER (TEXAS) – UNCOMMITTED
TRE MCLEOD – CHELTENHAM (PENNSYLVANIA) – UNCOMMITTED
ANTHONY MCMILLAN – MATER DEI CATHOLIC (CALIFORNIA) – SAN DIEGO STATE
GERALD MODEST, JR. – BOOKER T. WASHINGTON (MIAMI, FLORIDA) – UNCOMMITTED
ADAM MOHAMMED – APOLLO (ARIZONA) – ARIZONA
TOVANI MIZELL – WESTERN (FLORIDA) – KENTUCKY
NATE PALMER – DECATUR (TEXAS) – TCU
SEAN PATRICK – KENSTON (OHIO) – AKRON
JASON PATTERSON – SNEADS (FLORIDA) – UNCOMMITTED
JEREMY PAYNE – HIGHTOWER (MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS) – TCU
JAMES PEOPLES – VETERANS MEMORIAL (SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS) – OHIO STATE
KEENAN PHILLIPS – BAINBRIDGE (GEORGIA) – UNCOMMITTED
DWIGHT PHILLIPS, JR. – PEBBLEBROOK (GEORGIA) – GEORGIA
TONY PHILLIPS – KANKAKEE (ILLINOIS) – UNCOMMITTED
RYAN POWELL – WARREN G. HARDING – UNCOMMITTED
JOHN PRICE _ BLUE VALLEY (KANSAS) – KANSAS STATE
LAMAR RADCLIFFE – SACRAMENTO (CALIFORNIA) – UNCOMMITTED
CINCERE RHANEY – SERRA (GARDENA, CALIFORNIA) – UNCOMMITTED
TURBO RICHARD – NORTHWESTERN (SOUTH CAROLINA) – BOSTON COLLEGE
DA’JUAN RIGGS – ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE HS (WASHINGTON, DC) – OREGON
KEVIN RILEY – TUSCALOOSA COUNTY (ALABAMA) – MIAMI (FLORIDA)
XAVIER ROBINSON – CARL ALBERT (OKLAHOMA) – OKLAHOMA
D’MARIUS RUCKER – LAKELAND (FLORIDA) – UNCOMMITTED
BRAYLEN RUSSELL – BENTON (ARKANSAS) – ARKANSAS
GABE SAWCHUK – VALOR CHRISTIAN (COLORADO) – UNCOMMITTED
JAYDEN SCOTT – STOCKBRIDGE (GEORGIA) – UNCOMMITTED
TERRACE SHELTON – FRANKLIN (WISCONSIN) – BUFFALO
KAYVION SIBLEY – ALLEN (TEXAS) – UNCOMMITTED
KIEFER SIBLEY – CONNALLY (TEXAS) – UNCOMMITTED
CHAUNCEY SYLVESTER – ST. JOHN BOSCO (CALIFORNIA) – UNCOMMITTED
COREY SMITH – CATHOLIC MEMORIAL (WISCONSIN) – PENN STATE
HARRY STEWART – CENTENNIAL (FRISCO, TEXAS) – KANSAS
COLE TABB – CHOCTAWHATCHEE (FLORIDA) – STANFORD
BRANDON TULLIS – MEMORIAL (FRISCO, TEXAS) – OREGON STATE
CA’LIL VALENTINE – CHANDLER (ARIZONA) – ILLINOIS
JALEN WASHINGTON – HOUSTON (MISSISSIPPI) – SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
JORDAN WASHINGTON – JORDAN (LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA) – ARIZONA
DUKE WATSON – MARY PERSONS (GEORGIA) – LOUISVILLE
MICAH WELCH – BALDWIN (GEORGIA) – COLORADO
CHRIS WHEATLEY-HUMPHREY – SOUTH BROWARD (FLORIDA) – MIAMI (FLORIDA)
JAMAAL WILEY – STAFFORD (TEXAS) – CALIFORNIA
ANEYAS WILLIAMS – HANNIBAL (MISSOURI) – NOTRE DAME
DEJUAN WILLIAMS – ST. FRANCES ACADEMY (MARYLAND) – MARYLAND
DJ WILLIAMS – AUSTINTOWN FITCH (OHIO) – BALL STATE
J’KOBY WILLIAMS – BECKVILLE (TEXAS) – TEXAS TECH
SAM WILLIAMS-DIXON – PICKERINGTON NORTH (OHIO) – OHIO STATE
XAVIER WILLIAMS – LAKE CENTRAL (INDIANA) – IOWA
YASIN WILLIS – ST. JOSEPH REGIONAL (MONTVALE, NEW JERSEY) – UNCOMMITTED
JAYDON WRIGHT – BISHOP MCNAMARA (ILLINOIS) – MINNESOTAKENDREN YOUNG – LUFKIN (TEXAS) – NOTRE DAME
BIG 10 WEEKLY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
MINNESOTA VS. NEBRASKA
THURSDAY, AUG. 31
WISCONSIN VS. BUFFALO
MICHIGAN STATE VS. CENTRAL MICHIGAN
MICHIGAN VS. EAST CAROLINA
PURDUE VS. FRESNO STATE
RUTGERS VS. NORTHWESTERN
INDIANA VS. OHIO STATE
ILLINOIS VS. TOLEDO
MARYLAND VS. TOWSON
IOWA VS. UTAH STATE
PENN STATE VS. WEST VIRGINIA
MARYLAND VS. CHARLOTTE
PENN STATE VS. DELAWARE
MINNESOTA VS. EASTERN MICHIGAN
ILLINOIS AT KANSAS
INDIANA VS. INDIANA STATE
IOWA AT IOWA STATE
NEBRASKA AT COLORADO
PURDUE AT VIRGINIA TECH
MICHIGAN STATE VS. RICHMOND
RUTGERS VS. TEMPLE
MICHIGAN VS. UNLV
NORTHWESTERN VS. UTEP
WISCONSIN AT WASHINGTON STATE
OHIO STATE VS. YOUNGSTOWN STATE
MICHIGAN VS. BOWLING GREEN
WISCONSIN VS. GEORGIA SOUTHERN
INDIANA VS. LOUISVILLE (IN INDIANAPOLIS, IN)
MINNESOTA AT NORTH CAROLINA
NEBRASKA VS. NORTHERN ILLINOIS
NORTHWESTERN AT DUKE
ILLINOIS VS. PENN STATE
PURDUE VS. SYRACUSE
MARYLAND VS. VIRGINIA
RUTGERS VS. VIRGINIA TECH
MICHIGAN STATE VS. WASHINGTON
IOWA VS. WESTERN MICHIGAN
OHIO STATE VS. WESTERN KENTUCKY
INDIANA VS. AKRON
ILLINOIS VS. FLORIDA ATLANTIC
PENN STATE VS. IOWA
NEBRASKA VS. LOUISIANA TECH
MICHIGAN STATE VS. MARYLAND
NORTHWESTERN VS. MINNESOTA
OHIO STATE AT NOTRE DAME
MICHIGAN VS. RUTGERS
PURDUE VS. WISCONSIN
PURDUE VS. ILLINOIS
MARYLAND VS. INDIANA
MINNESOTA VS. LOUISIANA
NEBRASKA VS. MICHIGAN
IOWA VS. MICHIGAN STATE
NORTHWESTERN VS. PENN STATE
RUTGERS VS. WAGNER
NORTHWESTERN VS. HOWARD
OHIO STATE VS. MARYLAND
MINNESOTA VS. MICHIGAN
ILLINOIS VS. NEBRASKA
IOWA VS. PURDUE
WISCONSIN VS. RUTGERS
MARYLAND VS. ILLINOIS
MICHIGAN VS. INDIANA
WISCONSIN VS. IOWA
RUTGERS VS. MICHIGAN STATE
PURDUE VS. OHIO STATE
PENN STATE VS. UMASS
MICHIGAN STATE VS. MICHIGAN
IOWA VS. MINNESOTA
NEBRASKA VS. NORTHWESTERN
OHIO STATE VS. PENN STATE
INDIANA VS. RUTGERS
ILLINOIS VS. WISCONSIN
PENN STATE VS. INDIANA
NORTHWESTERN VS. MARYLAND
MINNESOTA VS. MICHIGAN STATE
WISCONSIN VS. OHIO STATE
NEBRASKA VS. PURDUE
MINNESOTA VS. ILLINOIS
NORTHWESTERN VS. IOWA (IN CHICAGO, IL)
MICHIGAN STATE VS. NEBRASKA
RUTGERS VS. OHIO STATE
MARYLAND VS. PENN STATE
MICHIGAN VS. PURDUE
INDIANA VS. WISCONSIN
ILLINOIS VS. INDIANA
NEBRASKA VS. MARYLAND
PENN STATE VS. MICHIGAN
OHIO STATE VS. MICHIGAN STATE
PURDUE VS. MINNESOTA
WISCONSIN VS. NORTHWESTERN
IOWA VS. RUTGERS
IOWA VS. ILLINOIS
MARYLAND VS. MICHIGAN
INDIANA VS. MICHIGAN STATE
OHIO STATE VS. MINNESOTA
WISCONSIN VS. NEBRASKA
NORTHWESTERN VS. PURDUE
PENN STATE VS. RUTGERS
NEBRASKA VS. IOWA
FRIDAY, NOV. 24
PURDUE VS. INDIANA
RUTGERS VS. MARYLAND
ILLINOIS VS. NORTHWESTERN
MICHIGAN VS. OHIO STATE
MICHIGAN STATE VS. PENN STATE
MINNESOTA VS. WISCONSIN
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, AUG. 26
NOTRE DAME VS. NAVY (DUBLIN, IRELAND) | 2:30 P.M. | NBC
MERCER VS. NORTH ALABAMA (MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA) | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN
JACKSONVILLE STATE VS. UTEP | 5:30 P.M. | CBSSN
NEW MEXICO STATE VS. UMASS | 7 P.M. | ESPN
SAN DIEGO STATE VS. OHIO | 7 P.M. | FS1
VANDERBILT VS. HAWAI’I | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
JACKSON STATE VS. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE (ATLANTA, GEORGIA) | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
USC VS. SAN JOSE STATE | 8 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
LOUISIANA TECH VS. FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL | 9 P.M. | CBSSN
THURSDAY, AUG. 31
WAKE FOREST VS. ELON | 7 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
UCF VS. KENT STATE | 7 P.M. | FS1
GEORGIA STATE VS. RHODE ISLAND | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
WESTERN MICHIGAN VS. ST. FRANCIS (PA) | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
UCONN VS. NC STATE | 7:30 P.M. | CBSSN
MINNESOTA VS. NEBRASKA | 8 P.M. | FOX
MISSOURI VS. SOUTH DAKOTA | 8 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
UTAH VS. FLORIDA | 8 P.M. | ESPN
TULSA VS. ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
UAB VS. NORTH CAROLINA A&T | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
ARIZONA STATE VS. SOUTHERN UTAH | 10 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
FRIDAY, SEPT. 1
EASTERN MICHIGAN VS. HOWARD | 6:30 P.M. | ESPN+
MICHIGAN STATE VS. CENTRAL MICHIGAN | 7 P.M. | FS1
MIAMI (FLA.) VS. MIAMI (OHIO) | 7 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
GEORGIA TECH VS. LOUISVILLE (MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM IN ATLANTA) | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN
KANSAS VS. MISSOURI STATE | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
HAWAI’I VS. STANFORD | 11 P.M. | CBSSN
SATURDAY, SEPT. 2
IOWA VS. UTAH STATE | 12 P.M. | FS1
KENTUCKY VS. BALL STATE | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
LIBERTY VS. BOWLING GREEN | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
MICHIGAN VS. EAST CAROLINA | 12 P.M. | PEACOCK
PURDUE VS. FRESNO STATE | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
SMU VS. LOUISIANA TECH | 12 P.M. | ESPNU
TENNESSEE VS. VIRGINIA (NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) | 12 P.M. | ABC
TCU VS. COLORADO | 12 P.M. | FOX
BOSTON COLLEGE VS. NORTHERN ILLINOIS | 12 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
OKLAHOMA VS. ARKANSAS STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN
OLE MISS VS. MERCER | 2 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
IOWA STATE VS. UNI | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
TEMPLE VS. AKRON | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
OHIO VS. LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
AIR FORCE VS. ROBERT MORRIS | 2 P.M. | ALTITUDE SPORTS
OREGON VS. PORTLAND STATE | 3 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
INDIANA VS. OHIO STATE | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
AUBURN VS. UMASS | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN
MARYLAND VS. TOWSON | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
WISCONSIN VS. BUFFALO | 3:30 P.M. | FS1
WESTERN KENTUCKY VS. SOUTH FLORIDA | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
WASHINGTON VS. BOISE STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ABC
NOTRE DAME VS. TENNESSEE STATE | 3:30 P.M. | NBC
PITT VS. WOFFORD | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
CINCINNATI VS. EASTERN KENTUCKY | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
TEXAS VS. RICE | 3:30 P.M. | FOX
APPALACHIAN STATE VS. GARDNER-WEBB | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
ARKANSAS VS. WESTERN CAROLINA | 4 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
MISSISSIPPI STATE VS. SE LOUISIANA | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
NORTH TEXAS VS. CAL | 4 P.M. | ESPNU
SYRACUSE VS. COLGATE | 4 P.M. | ESPN+/ACCNX
GEORGIA VS. UT MARTIN | 6 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
CHARLOTTE VS. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
FLORIDA ATLANTIC VS. MONMOUTH | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
GEORGIA SOUTHERN VS. THE CITADEL | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
JAMES MADISON VS. BUCKNELL | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
MARSHALL VS. ALBANY | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL VS. MAINE | 6:30 P.M. | ESPN+
USC VS. NEVADA | 6:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
TEXAS A&M VS. NEW MEXICO | 7 P.M. | ESPN
UL MONROE VS. ARMY | 7 P.M. | NFL NETWORK
VANDERBILT VS. ALABAMA A&M | 7 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
COLORADO STATE VS. WASHINGTON STATE | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
BAYLOR VS. TEXAS STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
HOUSTON VS. UTSA | 7 P.M. | FS1
KANSAS STATE VS. SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
OKLAHOMA STATE VS. CENTRAL ARKANSAS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
MEMPHIS VS. BETHUNE-COOKMAN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTHERN MISS VS. ALCORN STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
TROY VS. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
ALABAMA VS. MIDDLE TENNESSEE | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
ILLINOIS VS. TOLEDO | 7:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
SOUTH CAROLINA VS. NORTH CAROLINA (CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA) | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
PENN STATE VS. WEST VIRGINIA | 7:30 P.M. | NBC
WYOMING VS. TEXAS TECH | 7:30 P.M. | CBS
LOUISIANA VS. NORTHWESTERN STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN+
VIRGINIA TECH VS. OLD DOMINION | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
TULANE VS. SOUTH ALABAMA | 8 P.M. | ESPNU
NEW MEXICO STATE VS. WESTERN ILLINOIS | 9 P.M. | ESPN+
UTEP VS. UIW | 9 P.M. | ESPN+
ARIZONA VS. NORTHERN ARIZONA | 10 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
BYU VS. SAM HOUSTON | 10:15 P.M. | FS1
UCLA VS. COASTAL CAROLINA | 10:30 P.M. | ESPN
SAN DIEGO STATE VS. IDAHO STATE | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN
SUNDAY, SEPT. 3
RUTGERS VS. NORTHWESTERN | 12 P.M. | CBS
SAN JOSE STATE VS. OREGON STATE | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
FLORIDA STATE VS. LSU (ORLANDO, FLORIDA) | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
MONDAY, SEPT. 4
DUKE VS. CLEMSON | 8 P.M. | ESPN
NFL PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE
CLEVELAND 21 NY JETS 16
THURSDAY, AUGUST 10
HOUSTON AT NEW ENGLAND, 7:00
MINNESOTA AT SEATTLE, 10:00
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11
N.Y. GIANTS AT DETROIT, 7:00
GREEN BAY AT CINCINNATI, 7:00
ATLANTA AT MIAMI, 7:00
PITTSBURGH AT TAMPA BAY, 7:00
WASHINGTON AT CLEVELAND, 7:30
DENVER AT ARIZONA, 10:00
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12
INDIANAPOLIS AT BUFFALO, 1:00
TENNESSEE AT CHICAGO, 1:00
N.Y. JETS AT CAROLINA, 4:00
JACKSONVILLE AT DALLAS, 5:00
PHILADELPHIA AT BALTIMORE, 7:00
L.A. CHARGERS AT L.A. RAMS, 9:00
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13
KANSAS CITY AT NEW ORLEANS, 1:00
SAN FRANCISCO AT LAS VEGAS, 4:00
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17
CLEVELAND AT PHILADELPHIA, 7:30
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
CAROLINA AT N.Y. GIANTS, 7:00
CINCINNATI AT ATLANTA, 7:30
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
JACKSONVILLE AT DETROIT, 1:00
MIAMI AT HOUSTON, 4:00
BUFFALO AT PITTSBURGH, 6:30
CHICAGO AT INDIANAPOLIS, 7:00
TAMPA BAY AT N.Y. JETS, 7:30
KANSAS CITY AT ARIZONA, 8:00
NEW ENGLAND AT GREEN BAY, 8:00
TENNESSEE AT MINNESOTA, 8:00
DENVER AT SAN FRANCISCO, 8:30
LAS VEGAS AT L.A. RAMS, 9:00
DALLAS AT SEATTLE, 10:00
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20
NEW ORLEANS AT L.A. CHARGERS, 7:05
MONDAY, AUGUST 21
BALTIMORE AT WASHINGTON (ESPN), 8:00
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24
PITTSBURGH AT ATLANTA, 7:30
INDIANAPOLIS AT PHILADELPHIA (PRIME VIDEO), 8:00
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25
DETROIT AT CAROLINA (CBS), 8:00
NEW ENGLAND AT TENNESSEE, 8:15
L.A. CHARGERS AT SAN FRANCISCO, 10:00
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26
BUFFALO AT CHICAGO, 1:00
SEATTLE AT GREEN BAY, 1:00
CLEVELAND AT KANSAS CITY, 1:00
ARIZONA AT MINNESOTA, 1:00
N.Y. JETS AT N.Y. GIANTS, 6:00
CINCINNATI AT WASHINGTON, 6:05
MIAMI AT JACKSONVILLE, 7:00
BALTIMORE AT TAMPA BAY, 7:00
LAS VEGAS AT DALLAS, 8:00
L.A. RAMS AT DENVER, 9:00
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27
HOUSTON AT NEW ORLEANS (FOX), 8:00
WEEK 1 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
DETROIT LIONS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (THU) 7:20P (CT) 8:20P NBC
CAROLINA PANTHERS AT ATLANTA FALCONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
HOUSTON TEXANS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
CINCINNATI BENGALS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
TENNESSEE TITANS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
ARIZONA CARDINALS AT WASHINGTON COMMANDERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
GREEN BAY PACKERS AT CHICAGO BEARS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS AT DENVER BRONCOS 2:25P (MT) 4:25P CBS
MIAMI DOLPHINS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P CBS
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 4:25P (ET) 4:25P CBS
LOS ANGELES RAMS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P FOX
DALLAS COWBOYS AT NEW YORK GIANTS 8:20P (ET) 8:20P NBC
BUFFALO BILLS AT NEW YORK JETS (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ESPN/ABC
TOP NATIONAL RELEASES/HEADLINES
REPORTS: BRONCOS LB JONAS GRIFFITH INJURES ACL
Denver Broncos linebacker Jonas Griffith sustained an ACL injury during a practice session this week, multiple media outlets reported Thursday.
Griffith, 26, totaled 46 tackles and an interception in nine games (eight starts) last season before sitting out with a foot injury. He has 92 tackles and one interception in 22 career games (12 starts) with the Broncos.
The news comes three days after Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick tore his left Achilles tendon in practice and will require surgery. Patrick, who was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday, missed all of the 2022 season with a torn right anterior cruciate ligament.
REPORTS: BEARS, DE YANNICK NGAKOUE AGREE TO 1-YEAR DEAL
The Chicago Bears are signing free agent defensive end Yannick Ngakoue to a one-year deal worth $10.5 million, ESPN and NFL Network reported Thursday night.
The agreement includes $10 million in guaranteed money, per ESPN.
Ngakoue, 28, is a one-time Pro Bowl selection but entered the 2023 preseason without an NFL team after the Indianapolis Colts chose not to re-sign him in the spring.
Ngakoue started all 15 games he played for Indianapolis in 2022 and recorded 9.5 sacks and a forced fumble before finishing the season on injured reserve with a throat injury.
The Bears will be the sixth team Ngakoue plays for — and the fifth since 2020 alone — but the pass-rushing specialist has never finished an NFL season with fewer than eight sacks.
A 2016 third-round draft pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars, he had 12 sacks and an NFL-high six forced fumbles in his second NFL campaign and was chosen for the Pro Bowl. After requesting the Jaguars trade him in 2020, he was sent to the Minnesota Vikings — who in turn dealt him to the Baltimore Ravens during the 2020 season.
In his seven-year career with the Jaguars (2016-19), Vikings (2020), Ravens (2020), Las Vegas Raiders (2021) and Colts (2022), Ngakoue has amassed 65 sacks, 202 tackles (163 solo), 21 forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions across 110 games (102 starts).
49ERS SIGN CB ANTHONY AVERETT, PLACE CB TERRANCE MITCHELL ON IR
The San Francisco 49ers signed veteran free agent cornerback Anthony Averett to a one-year contract on Thursday.
To make room on the roster, the Niners also placed fellow corner Terrance Mitchell on the team’s injured reserve list.
Averett, 28, joins his third organization after playing out his one-year deal he signed with the Las Vegas Raiders in 2022. Averett played in only seven games (six starts) after missing 10 games in two separate injury stints.
Originally drafted in the fourth round by the Baltimore Ravens in 2018, Averett posted a career-high three interceptions in a career-high 14 starts in 2021. But the Ravens chose not to bring him back after a slew of secondary injuries helped cause a late-season collapse that cost the team a potential playoff berth.
In 51 career games (27 starts), Averett has posted 114 tackles, three interceptions and 23 passes defensed.
Mitchell, 31, signed with San Francisco nine days earlier on July 25. He started five of his 11 games with the Tennessee Titans in 2022, posting 39 tackles and one interception. He has played for six other teams in his eight NFL seasons.
Mitchell has picked off nine career passes in 94 games (56 starts).
REPORTS: SEAHAWKS QB GENO SMITH WON’T FACE DUI CHARGES
Over 18 months after his arrest on suspicion of driving while under the influence, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith learned that he won’t face criminal charges, multiple outlets reported Thursday.
The King County (Washington) Prosecuting Attorney’s Office told ESPN, The Seattle Times and others that blood test results for alcohol and THC both came back below the state’s legal limits of .08 for alcohol and 5.0 for THC. Smith’s results were .038 and 2.6, respectively, ESPN reported.
Authorities blamed the lag in test results on a backlog of cases at the State Patrol Crime Lab.
The 32-year-old Smith, who is coming off career highs of 4,282 passing yards, 30 touchdown passes and a league-best 69.8 percent completion rate, was arrested Jan. 10, 2022. The arrest report indicated Smith was pulled over for allegedly driving 96 mph in a 60-mph zone and weaving across several lanes of traffic.
The league’s Comeback Player of the Year, Smith, reached agreement with the Seahawks in March on a three-year contract worth a base of $75 million and incentives worth another $30 million.
The Seahawks are his fourth NFL team in nine seasons, following four years with the Jets and one each with the Giants and Chargers. He won the starting job in Seattle after Russell Wilson was traded to the Denver Broncos in the offseason before the 2022 campaign.
Smith has thrown for 11,199 yards and 64 touchdowns and 48 interceptions in 62 career games. He is 22-29 as a starter overall.
MAC JONES: PATRIOTS HAVE ENOUGH OFFENSIVELY
New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones thinks the team already has enough offseason acquisitions to put its offense back on the right track after a disappointing 2022.
“We have a great group of guys already,” Jones said Thursday when asked about potentially making a pitch for free agents who’ve been linked to the Patriots. “Coming together as an offense is really important for us. … I’m happy with the guys we have in the room.”
He added: “I really do think we have enough, I think we have plenty enough. The offensive line looks really good right now, the skill players are doing great, and, like I said, the older guys are really setting the standard.”
Multiple unsigned players have been linked to New England lately, including running backs Dalvin Cook and Ezekiel Elliott, who visited the team last week. Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins also met with the Pats before recently signing with the Tennessee Titans.
The Patriots, whose offense ranked 17th in total points in 2022, signed wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and tight end Mike Gesicki this offseason. New England also named Bill O’Brien its new offensive coordinator.
“There’s still things that we need to work on, but I do think the rules and standards have been set, so we just have to meet that as players. I think the coaches have done a great job,” said Jones, who also specifically praised O’Brien’s system.
A first-round pick in 2021, Jones had a solid rookie season but regressed last year. He finished the campaign with 14 touchdown passes against 11 interceptions in 14 games. As the Alabama product tries to bounce back in 2023, he’s focused on having more fun out there.
“This offseason, I put a lot of thought into just enjoying the game, especially practice,” Jones said. “It’s good to have fun.”
He added: “To win, you have to do a lot of really good things consistently all the time. I feel like I need to do that better and just try to lead the team more so from the mental side and all that stuff.”
TWO FIGHTS RESULT IN RELEASE OF TITANS STARTING RT JAMARCO JONES
Tennessee Titans right tackle Jamarco Jones went from first team to unemployed on Thursday after instigating a second fight at practice this week.
“We don’t want to practice like that,” head coach Mike Vrabel said. “We talk all the time about being competitive and going to that line, and certainly not going to do anything that hurts the team. We don’t want to see that.”
Two days after being ejected from practice for fighting with high-paid defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons, Jones drilled linebacker Chance Campbell with a crackback block that Vrabel said would have easily been a penalty if it happened in a game.
In response to the block, linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair shouted at Jones and went facemask-to-facemask before teammates separated them.
Right tackle is again a trouble spot for the Titans, where 10th-year veteran Chris Hubbard finished practice with the first team.
Planned starter Nicholas Petit-Frere is serving a six-game suspension for violating the NFL gambling policy, and guard-tackle Dillon Radunz is on the physically unable to perform list.
BRONCOS RB JAVONTE WILLIAMS TO PLAY IN PRESEASON
Denver Broncos head coach Sean Payton saw enough in two days of padded practice to commit to playing running back Javonte Williams in preseason games.
Payton said the lead running back in Denver would play at least by the second game of the preseason after dominant stretches of practice the past two days.
Williams is returning from a season-ending ACL tear, but the final hurdle for him came in this week’s contact practices.
“He’ll get reps. It may be we wait until Week 2 (of the preseason). But I like how he’s progressed,” Payton said.
Williams had 47 carries and 16 receptions in four games when his season ended Oct. 2 against the Las Vegas Raiders. He has 250 career carries in his two seasons for 1,107 yards and four touchdowns.
Payton also confirmed linebacker Jonas Griffith tore his ACL during special teams drills earlier this week in a “fluke” play. He was placed on injured reserve. To fill the roster spot, the Broncos signed linebacker Austin Ajiake.
FREEZE FEELING ANXIOUS AS AUBURN OPENS PRESEASON CAMP
Hugh Freeze is already feeling some anxiety with so many new faces joining the program ahead of his first year as head coach at Auburn.
“It makes me feel a little bit anxious that I may be behind in our evaluation of who we are and what we can do,” Freeze said, according to ESPN’s Alex Scarborough. “Maybe we are. That’s a feeling I have to battle.”
He added: “This is the most uncomfortable fall camp I’m going into and it’s because of this new world (of roster turnover).”
Freeze is confident that the program took the right approach to rebuilding the roster. He’s now putting the onus on the players to “hurry up and catch up.”
The Tigers were proactive in building the roster with players from the transfer portal following the team’s spring practice session. Auburn added eight transfers over the summer, including former Michigan State quarterback Payton Thorne, who is expected to compete for the starting role.
Auburn will begin camp with a quarterback competition that will feature holdover Robby Ashford, Holden Geriner, and Hank Brown.
Freeze isn’t putting a definitive timeline on naming a starter ahead of the team’s season opener against UMass on Sept. 2. Auburn’s coach isn’t ruling out a scenario where the starting passer isn’t figured out until Week 3.
“I hope it’s not that, but it could be,” Freeze said.
Auburn hired Freeze away from Liberty, where he established a 34-15 record from 2019-22. The 53-year-old makes his return to SEC competition after spending five seasons at the helm of Ole Miss from 2012-2016.
The Tigers hope to record their first winning season since 2020 after two losing campaigns under former coach Bryan Harsin.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS
MLB ROUNDUP: MAX SCHERZER WINS IN RANGERS DEBUT
Max Scherzer overcame a rocky start to win his Texas debut, allowing three runs and seven hits over six innings as the Rangers completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 5-3 victory on Thursday in Arlington, Texas.
Scherzer (10-4) struck out nine and walked two following his trade from the New York Mets last weekend. All three runs came in the first before he settled in. Josh Sborz and Aroldis Chapman followed with one scoreless inning apiece, and Will Smith fanned two in the ninth for his 19th save.
Mitch Garver and Marcus Semien hit solo homers in the fourth inning to give the Rangers the lead for good. Josh Jung and Garver each collected two hits.
White Sox starter Touki Toussaint (1-4) allowed four runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings. Tim Anderson and Andrew Benintendi had two hits apiece for Chicago, which lost its fourth game in a row.
Phillies 4, Marlins 2
Michael Lorenzen logged eight strong innings in his team debut and J.T. Realmuto belted a two-run homer to guide Philadelphia past host Miami.
Lorenzen (6-7), who was acquired from the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday prior to the trade deadline, gave up two runs on six hits. He matched the longest outing by a Philadelphia starter this season. Seranthony Dominguez picked up his second save as the Phillies took three of four games in the series.
Bryan De La Cruz hit a solo home run and Jazz Chisholm Jr. had an RBI double for Miami, which fell to 5-5 against Philadelphia this season. Johnny Cueto (0-3) allowed four runs on five hits in six-plus innings.
Orioles 6, Blue Jays 1
Jack Flaherty pitched six strong innings in his debut for visiting Baltimore, which defeated Toronto to take three games in the four-game series.
Flaherty (8-6), acquired in a trade Tuesday with the St. Louis Cardinals, allowed one run, four hits and two walks while striking out eight. Ryan Mountcastle went 4-for-4 with a sacrifice fly for the Orioles, giving him 11 hits in the series. Austin Hays was 4-for-5 with two RBIs.
Blue Jays right-hander Kevin Gausman (8-6) allowed three runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. drove in Toronto’s only run.
Giants 1, Diamondbacks 0
Reliever Tristan Beck went four shutout innings and LaMonte Wade Jr. hit a home run to lead San Francisco past visiting Arizona.
Wade’s blast over the right field wall leading off the fourth inning provided the only offense the Giants needed. Beck (3-0) took over for opener Scott Alexander to start the second inning and allowed two hits.
Diamondbacks starter Brandon Pfaadt (0-5) was sensational in the loss. He was perfect through three innings, then allowed the homer to Wade before recovering to retire 12 of the next 14 hitters. Pfaadt allowed only two hits through his seven innings, with one walk and seven strikeouts.
Royals 9, Mets 2
Brady Singer pitched eight scoreless innings, Bobby Witt Jr. and Drew Waters homered and Kansas City completed a sweep of visiting New York.
Following a sweep of the Minnesota Twins, the Royals concluded a 6-0 homestand, the fifth such perfect homestand in club history. Singer (7-8) threw 100 pitches, surrendering only three singles with four strikeouts and no walks while allowing no runners past first.
Mets starter Carrasco (3-6) pitched six-plus innings, allowing six runs on eight hits and a walk. In the ninth, Francisco Lindor hit a two-run homer for New York’s first runs in 17 innings.
BLUE JAYS RHP TREVOR RICHARDS (NECK) PLACED ON 15-DAY IL
The Toronto Blue Jays placed right-hander Trevor Richards on the 15-day injured list Thursday with neck inflammation.
The team also recalled right-hander Bowden Francis from Triple-A Buffalo prior to the series finale against the visiting Baltimore Orioles on Thursday afternoon.
Richards, 30, is 1-1 with a 2.98 ERA and 83 strikeouts in 39 games (three starts) this season.
He is 21-26 with a 4.25 ERA in 218 career games (26 starts) with the Miami Marlins (2018-19), Tampa Bay Rays (2019-20), Milwaukee Brewers (2021) and Blue Jays.
Francis, 27, is 1-0 with a 2.30 ERA in seven relief appearances this season with Toronto.
HORNETS SOLD, MICHAEL JORDAN’S RUN AS MAJORITY OWNER ENDS
The NBA’s Board of Governors officially approved Michael Jordan’s sale of a majority stake in the Charlotte Hornets to Rick Schnall and Gabe Plotkin, the franchise announced Thursday.
The reported price tag for assuming control of the Hornets was approximately $3 billion. The vote on the sale was 29-1, with New York Knicks owner James Dolan serving as the lone objection.
Jordan, who will remain on board with a minority stake in the franchise, became majority of owner of the Hornets in 2010. He had been the league’s lone Black majority owner.
“The opportunity to be the majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets in my home state of North Carolina for the last 13 years has been a tremendous honor,” Jordan said. “I’m proud of all that the organization accomplished: the exciting on-court moments, the return of the Hornets name, Charlotte hosting the 2019 NBA All-Star Game and HSE becoming a true pillar of this community. Through the years, the unwavering commitment, passion and loyalty of our Hornets fans has been incredible.
“As I transition into a minority ownership role, I’m thrilled to be able to pass the reins to two successful, innovative and strategic leaders in Gabe and Rick. I know the Hornets organization is in great hands moving forward. I’m excited about the future of the team and will continue to support the organization and the community in my new role in the years ahead.”
Schnall, who is a minority owner of the Atlanta Hawks, has been alternate governor on the NBA Board of Governors since 2015. He is the co-president of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC.
Plotkin, who acquired a minority stake in the Hornets in 2019, has been alternate governor on the NBA Board of Governors since that year. He is the founder and chief investment officer of Tallwoods Capital LLC.
In a joint statement, Schnall and Plotkin said they have big plans for the team.
“We want to thank Michael for this opportunity, as well as his support throughout this process. During his ownership, he brought stability to the Hornets franchise, achieved many business milestones, reconnected and reinvested in the Charlotte community and has the organization positioned for greater success. We look forward to building upon this success in the years to come.
“As lifelong fans of the game of basketball and the NBA, we’re well aware of the importance of the sport in the Carolinas and we’re thrilled to take a controlling stake in the Hornets. We’re excited about the organization’s future. Charlotte is a great city and a thriving sports town. The Hornets fan base is one of the most passionate in all of sports. It is a privilege to own an NBA team. We understand the Hornets are a community asset and it is our responsibility to be good stewards for this franchise representing our community and entire fan base.
“Our vision is to take the Hornets to the next level, both on and off the court. We will look to build a highly competitive basketball team, develop innovative business practices, give back to our community and connect with our fans. We plan to further invest in the team, the facilities and the fan experience, with the goal of delivering a winner to our fans throughout the Carolinas. We are confident that our successful business backgrounds and our previous experience as NBA minority owners will be beneficial as we shape the future of the franchise as a best-in-class organization.”
One of the greatest players of all time, Jordan played for the Chicago Bulls (1984-98) and the Washington Wizards (2001-03).
With the Bulls, he earned six league titles, six Finals MVPs, five regular-season MVPs, 14 NBA All-Star selections and 10 All NBA First Team nods. He also notched an NBA Defensive Player of the Year award and nine All-Defensive First Team honors.
BIG TEN PRESIDENTS GREEN LIGHT EXPANSION TALKS WITH OREGON, WASHINGTON
Exploratory expansion talks got the green light from Big Ten presidents on Thursday, ushering in the possibility of bringing Oregon and Washington into the conference as early as 2024.
The Big Ten released a cryptic statement Wednesday when word leaked about a virtual meeting of select presidents who make up the league’s expansion committee.
“Big Ten Conference is still focused on integration of USC and UCLA, but it’s also commissioner’s job to keep conference chancellors and presidents informed about new developments as they occur,” the statement read.
Multiple reports said the league has targeted Oregon and Washington, who would be asked to join the Big Ten at the same time as UCLA and USC. Both California universities are in their final year of Pac-12 competition.
ESPN reported no offers were made to Oregon or Washington, but the meeting Wednesday cleared commissioner Tony Petitti to discuss the framework of his plan and gather information on the interest of the two Pacific Northwest programs.
Fellow Pac-12 schools Stanford and Cal, according to Yahoo Sports, are also expected to join that conversation. ESPN reported the top tier includes only Oregon and Washington at this time.
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
DREXEL BASKETBALL PLAYER FOUND DEAD IN APARTMENT
Drexel forward Terrence Butler was found dead in his on-campus apartment on Wednesday, the university announced.
A cause of death was not immediately known.
“On behalf of the entire Drexel community, we extend our deepest sympathy to Terrence’s family, friends and teammates,” university president John Fry said in a statement. “In addition to being a student-athlete, Terrence was involved in numerous activities and organizations at Drexel and was a friend to many throughout the university community.”
Butler, a junior from Upper Marlboro, Md., was a reserve on the team. The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 0.6 points, 1.3 rebounds and 4.4 minutes played in seven games off the bench last season for the Dragons.
He is survived by his parents, Terrence Sr. and Dena, and two sisters, Tasia and Tiara.
DIANA TAURASI BECOMES WNBA’S FIRST 10,000-POINT SCORER
Phoenix guard Diana Taurasi became the first player in WNBA history to score 10,000 career points, reaching the milestone in the Mercury’s Thursday home game against the Atlanta Dream.
With 8:23 left in the third quarter, Taurasi swished a 3-pointer from up top, putting Phoenix up 51-39 and hitting five figures in career scoring.
Taurasi, 41, entered the night needing 18 points to make history, and she had 10 points by halftime. She quickly sank a layup and soon added a 3-pointer. On the Mercury’s next possession, she took a pass from Moriah Jefferson and drained the milestone trey.
WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a statement, “On behalf of the WNBA and basketball fans worldwide, I want to extend my heartfelt congratulations to Diana on reaching the incredible milestone of 10,000 points as she continues to author new chapters in an illustrious WNBA career. I have had the pleasure of watching her play first as a fan and now as Commissioner of the WNBA.
“Diana’s achievement stands as a testament to her skill, determination, and unwavering dedication to the game, which along with her competitive nature, has captivated fans with her incredible scoring ability, clutch performances, and unparalleled basketball IQ. We are honored to witness this milestone.”
Taurasi, who was drafted first overall by Phoenix in 2004, is a three-time WNBA champion, a two-time WNBA Finals MVP and the league’s regular-season MVP in 2009. She is a 10-time All-Star and a 10-time All-WNBA first-team honoree.
In addition to her WNBA exploits, Taurasi is one of the most decorated basketball Olympians of all time, having won five gold medals with Team USA.
In her 19th WNBA season, Taurasi entered play Thursday averaging 16.1 points, 5.1 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game.
RUSSELL HENLEY FIRES 62 TO LEAD WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Russell Henley used a short eagle putt and six birdies to leap in front of the pack in the first round of the Wyndham Championship on Thursday in Greensboro, N.C.
Henley posted a bogey-free, 8-under-par 62 but led by just one stroke over Canada’s Adam Svensson and South Korea’s Byeong Hun An at the PGA Tour’s regular-season finale at Sedgefield Country Club. Andrew Novak (6-under 64) is in fourth.
Australian veteran Adam Scott shot a 5-under 65 during the morning wave and held the lead for much of the day before Henley and company overtook him in the afternoon. Scott is now tied with J.T. Poston for fifth.
Scott is among the dozens of players who entered the tournament outside the top 70 in the FedEx Cup points standings and trying to play their way into the playoffs, which start next week at the FedEx St. Jude Championship. Scott is No. 81 in the standings and would squeak in at No. 68 if the current results held.
Justin Thomas (No. 79 in points) opened with an even-par 70 and is in danger of missing the cut for the sixth time in his past eight starts.
REPORT: TOUR SCHEDULE FEATURES 12 DESIGNATED EVENTS IN ’24
The 2024 PGA Tour schedule will feature 12 designated events, Golfweek reported Thursday.
The tour returns to a calendar-year schedule and features 39 regular season tournaments plus eight more events in a post-playoffs fall series.
Per the report, only four of the dozen events with a designated status — featuring lucrative purses and limited fields — will include a 36-hole cut: the Players Championship, Genesis Invitational, Memorial Tournament and Arnold Palmer Invitational.
There will be no halfway cuts at the season-opening Sentry tournament, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, RBC Heritage, Wells Fargo Championship, Travelers Championship or the three FedEx Cup Playoff events.
The Memorial reportedly will move to the week before the U.S. Open, instead of its traditional spot on the calendar two weeks ahead of the season’s third major.
According to the report, the schedule does not reflect any changes related to negotiations with the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund.
The first part of the 2024 schedule begins with the Sentry from Jan. 4-7 and ends with the Tour Championship from Aug. 29-Sept. 1.
The fall portion of the schedule launches Sept. 11-15 with the Fortinet Championship and concludes in December.
The dates for the majors include The Masters at Augusta, Ga., (April 11-14), the PGA Championship in Louisville, Ky. (May 16-19), the U.S. Open at Pinehurst, N.C. (June 13-16) and The Open Championship at Royal Troon in Scotland (July 18-21).
The official unveiling of the 2024 PGA Tour calendar is planned for Tuesday. Tour officials declined to comment on the Golfweek report.
AUTO RACING NEWS
WEEKEND PREVIEW: MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
For Kevin Harvick, a win at Michigan would be convenient but not necessary.
For Ty Gibbs, a victory at the 2.0-mile track might make all the difference in the world.
Those two are emblematic of the different agendas drivers will bring to Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 in the Irish Hills (2:30 p.m. ET on USA, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
Harvick comes to Michigan International Speedway with a 182-point cushion over 17th-place Gibbs in the race for a berth in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. With a decent run on Sunday — if he simply maintains that margin — Harvick could clinch a position in the postseason on points.
In his final season as a Cup driver, Harvick would like more. The driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford is winless so far this year, and MIS presents an opportunity to get a breakthrough victory, as Harvick did last year when he ended a 65-race drought at the track.
In fact, Harvick has won four of the last five Michigan races and five of the last seven as the primary component of an eight-race victory streak for Ford drivers. Clearly, he understands what a driver must do to win at the speedway.
“Michigan is one of those places where you don’t want to miss the center of the corner,” said Harvick, who has been to Victory Lane at the speedway six times overall. “You want to be on the throttle at the center of the corner and get that good exit speed to make the straightaway as long as you can.
“So, the less you can touch the brake pedal and the more time you can spend on the throttle to make those straightaways as long as possible, the better speed you’re going to make. And Michigan in the past has been pretty line-sensitive, so you’ve just got to be careful about where you are on the race track. And if you miss that on the entry, it just screws the whole corner up.”
Gibbs also knows what it takes to win at Michigan — in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Scheduled for double duty this weekend, Gibbs is the defending winner of the Cabo Wabo 250. A maiden victory in the Cup Series, however, would clinch a Playoff berth for the driver of the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, who currently is 18 points behind Michael McDowell for the final Playoff-eligible position in the standings.
“I love going to Michigan, and we’ve run well there,” said Gibbs, who gained ground with a 15th-place run last Sunday at Richmond. “Hopefully, we can have a good run in both races. Our teams are doing very well, and we’ll try to keep that going.”
Another driver who could use a victory is Trackhouse Racing’s Daniel Suarez, who has fallen out of a Playoff-eligible position with finishes of 36th at Pocono and 33rd at Richmond. Currently 19th in the standings, Suarez trails McDowell by 34 points.
There are four races left before the Playoff field is set. After Michigan, the Cup Series races on two road courses — at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Watkins Glen — before heading for the cutoff race at Daytona.
“There is a lot of racing left,” said Suarez, whose only Cup win came at Sonoma Raceway last year. “I told my guys all of us need to relax and have fun. That’s when we perform our best.
“We have some really good tracks coming up for us. Trackhouse Racing has a great road course program, and we have run really well at Daytona and Michigan.”
–Justin Allgaier looking to be ‘one spot better’ at Michigan
In the last two seasons, JR Motorsports Chevrolets have been fast at Michigan — just not quite fast enough.
Justin Allgaier, for one, hopes that changes in Saturday’s Cabo Wabo 250 at 2.0-mile Michigan International Speedway (3:30 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
In each of the last two seasons, JRM has placed three of its Camaros in the top six finishing positions at MIS. Last year, Allgaier was runner-up to Ty Gibbs, who is defending his victory as a double-duty driver this weekend.
“Michigan has been a strong place for this team, and really (for) everyone at JR Motorsports for the last few seasons,” Allgaier said. “We came close to getting the win here last year, and hopefully we can be that one spot better this weekend.
“We have had some unbelievable speed here lately, and I know that (crew chief) Jim (Pohlman) and everyone on this No. 7 team will give me just as strong a car again this weekend. Hopefully, we can avoid any trouble out there and come away with the win when the checkered flag falls Saturday.”
Allgaier’s teammate, Sam Mayer, hasn’t fared well at Michigan, as a pair of 33rd-place finishes in his only two starts there will attest.
But Mayer picked up his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory last Saturday at Road America, and he expects the momentum to carry over into the Irish Hills.
“Michigan has been a tough track for me in the past, but I’m looking forward to getting back up there this weekend, especially coming off the thrill of my first career win,” Mayer said.
“Road America was a dream come true, and now that we finally got that first one out of the way, I’m looking to keep this hot streak going and see what we can do in Michigan.”
There are six races left before the Xfinity Series Playoff field is set, and the battle for the regular-season championship has become a hotly contested affair. Austin Hill, a four-time winner this season, took over the top spot in the standings with a third-place finish at Road America.
Hill currently leads second-place John Hunter Nemechek by 14 points.
2023 FIREKEEPERS CASINO 400: PREVIEW, 5 BEST BETS, LONGSHOT PICK
Kevin Harvick is in solid position to make the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs in his final season despite being the highest-ranked driver without a victory this season.
He’s confident he can snap that streak this weekend at one of his most successful tracks.
Harvick is the defending champion at Michigan International Speedway, where he ended a 65-race winless drought last year. That was his fifth trip to Victory Lane in his past seven races at MIS, where Ford drivers own an eight-race win streak overall.
Harvick enters this week with a 182-point edge in the standings over Ty Gibbs, who currently sits in the first non-playoff position. Harvick could seal a playoff spot with a strong showing at MIS.
“Michigan is one of those places where you don’t want to miss the center of the corner,” he said. “You want to be on the throttle at the center of the corner and get that good exit speed to make the straightaway as long as you can.
“So, the less you can touch the brake pedal and the more time you can spend on the throttle to make those straightaways as long as possible, the better speed you’re going to make. And Michigan in the past has been pretty line-sensitive, so you’ve just got to be careful about where you are on the race track. And if you miss that on the entry, it just screws the whole corner up.”
The final three races after Michigan before the playoff field is set includes road courses at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Watkins Glen before the cutoff race at Daytona.
FIREKEEPERS CASINO 400
The Place: Michigan International Speedway
The Date: Aug. 6, 2:30 p.m. ET
The Distance: 200 laps on 2-mile track
Defending Champion: Kevin Harvick
Cup Series Leader: Martin Truex Jr.
TV: USA Network
Radio: SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
5 BEST BETS
Kyle Larson (+600 at BetMGM)
Larson is coming off consecutive poor results — 20th at Pocono and 19th at Richmond — to fall to eighth in the standings. He’s in the playoffs courtesy of a pair of wins and Larson’s current ranking is impacted by six DNF’s this season, second only to Austin Dillon’s seven. Larson is the pre-race favorite and leads the field with 7.3 percent of the total bets and 21.5 percent of the money backing him to win since opening at +700. He’s the book’s second-biggest liability so far this week.
William Byron (+650)
No driver has more wins than Byron’s four or more laps led than his 810 this season. However, Byron is looking to rediscover his groove after finishing 24th, 14th and 21st in his past three starts. His odds have shortened from opening at +1100, as Byron has drawn 5.4 percent of the total bets and 5.7 percent of the money.
Denny Hamlin (+750)
Hamlin is running well, following his win at Pocono with a runner-up at Richmond last weekend for his third consecutive top-7 result. The public has taken notice of Hamlin’s recent form, backing him with 10.3 percent of the total money wagered on the race winner.
Kyle Busch (+800)
Busch rebounded from a pair of poor races to finish third at Richmond. Before the brief skid, he had also posted seven consecutive top-10s, so that makes eight out of his past 10 races. Busch leads the series with 13 top-10s and is tied for second with three victories. He has also been backed by 6.5 percent of the bets and 10.5 percent of the money this week.
Kevin Harvick (+900)
Harvick owns six total victories at MIS, having won four of the past five and five of the past seven. He is tied with Larson with 7.3 percent of the total bets at BetMGM backing him to claim No. 7 this weekend.
Ty Gibbs (+3500)
Gibbs is the defending winner of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race in Michigan and will pull double duty this week. He is 18 points behind Michael McDowell for the final Playoff-eligible position.
“I love going to Michigan, and we’ve run well there,” Gibbs said. “Hopefully, we can have a good run in both races. Our teams are doing very well, and we’ll try to keep that going.”
TOP INDIANA NEWS/RELEASES FROM ORGANIZATIONS
COLTS QB ANTHONY RICHARDSON TAKES ALL FIRST-TEAM REPS
Colts rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson took every snap with the Indianapolis starters for the second consecutive day.
Richardson, who missed Monday’s training camp session recovering from nasal surgery, was back with the first-team offense on Thursday to catch up on what he missed, head coach Anthony Steichen said.
“He missed one (practice), so we just got him back-to-back days,” Steichen said of Richardson taking the starter reps over Gardner Minshew again Thursday.
Offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter wants to see as much of the 21-year-old Richardson as possible this time of year. As mistakes — like a Thursday morning interception in seven-on-seven drills — happen, what happens next has been the strongest positive effort in the assessment of coaches.
“We see him make a mistake on one day and then the next day, that same opportunity presents itself and he’s fixed it, he’s got it figured out,” Cooter said. “That’s the game that we play and that’s the game that quarterbacks play in this league quite a bit. How much can you learn? How much better can you get? The good thing about Anthony — he’s been really, really good about genuinely being open-minded about receiving coaching, receiving feedback and it’s been impressive to watch him turn that into improvement the next day or maybe the next week on the practice field.”
Steichen said commanding the huddle and being comfortable getting players lined up have been positives for Richardson, whom the Colts selected with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2023 draft.
“You are around your teammates more and more, they get to know you,” Steichen said. “I like his pocket presence right now. We’ve got to keep improving.”
BACK-TO-BACK TWO-RUN INNINGS LEAD INDIANS TO VICTORY OVER STRIPERS, 7-4
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Behind another multi-hit performance from Miguel Andújar and a trio of two-run innings, the Indianapolis Indians overcame a one-run deficit to defeat the Gwinnett Stripers on Thursday night, 7-4.
Trailing by a run in the top of the fifth frame, Indianapolis (50-54, 17-13) tallied a pair of runs to take a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Following three consecutive walks issued to Ryan Vilade, Aaron Shackelford and Mason Martin, Luis Hernandez smacked a bases loaded single to right field, scoring Vilade and Shackelford. Two solo home runs from Andújar and Domingo Leyba in the top of the sixth sealed the victory for the Indians.
Leyba notched his first hit of the game with a single in the top of the second and Vilade was walked in the next at-bat. After Shackelford grounded into a force out to put runners on the corners, Martin launched his first triple of the season for the Indians to plate the first runs of the contest. Back at it in the third, a single from Andújar and two walks – one to Leyba and the other to Vilade who was hit by a pitch – Shackelford sent a bases loaded single to right field to make it 3-0.
Gwinnett (46-58, 13-16) got on the board in the bottom half of the inning with two consecutive RBI singles from Sam Hilliard and Dalton Guthrie. On the first pitch of his at-bat, Vaughn Grissom grounded into a double play, but not before the tying run crossed the plate. The Stripers took their first and only lead of the game in the fourth courtesy of a solo shot from Chadwick Tromp.
In his second start for the Indians this season, Travis MacGregor threw 2.2 innings, surrendering three runs on five hits while fanning three. John O’ Reilly (W, 2-3), Braeden Ogle and Hunter Stratton combined for 6.1 shutout innings, allowing just two hits and fanning nine batters in relief. Justus Sheffield (L, 1-5) yielded four runs on six hits while striking out five in 3.0 innings of work for Gwinnett.
The Indians and Stripers will return to Coolray Field for game four of their six-game set tomorrow night at 7:05 PM ET. RHP Jared Jones (2-1, 4.72) will take the hill for Indianapolis and RHP Michael Soroka (3-3, 3.69) will counter for Gwinnett.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The most versatile player in major college football is honored with the Paul Hornung Award and Indiana football sophomore Jaylin Lucas is a part of the preseason watch list for the award.
A first-team All-America selection as a true freshman, Lucas was the first Hoosier in program history and first freshman in Big Ten history to earn the conference’s Rodgers-Dwight Return Specialist of the Year. The running back/return specialist was the only player in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) with multiple kickoff returns for a touchdown in 2022.
He led the Big Ten in combined kick return yardage (591) and kickoff return yards per game (28.1 ypg) and was among the top 16 in the conference in all-purpose yards per game (85.8 ypg). His game-opening kickoff return for a touchdown at Rutgers was the first kickoff return score at IU since Tevin Coleman in 2012 (at Northwestern). His two kickoff returns each went 90-plus yards and he added a 71-yard touchdown run for three scores of 70-plus yards. He was the first Hoosier since Coleman in 2014 with three 70-yard scoring plays in a single season.
The first-team All-Big Ten selection at kick returner, Lucas rushed for 141 of his 271 yards over his last three games (at Ohio State, at Michigan State, vs. Purdue). His best game from scrimmage came against the Boilermakers with 110 yards rushing on nine carries to go along with five receptions.
The Paul Hornung Award was created by the Louisville Sports Commission in January 2010 with the support of the Golden Boy himself, Paul Hornung, a native and lifelong resident of Louisville and member of the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame.
Hornung is considered by many the most versatile player in the history of college and pro football. He won the 1956 Heisman Trophy at quarterback for Notre Dame and was the number one pick in the 1957 NFL draft. He played every position in the backfield during his career with the Irish, where he also punted, kicked, returned kicks, and played defensive back. While in the NFL, Hornung was a multi-threat offensive back and prolific kicker. He was a member of four NFL championship teams as an all-pro halfback for the Green Bay Packers and led the NFL in scoring 1959-60-61, set the single season scoring record in 1960 with 176 points, and was named League MVP following the 1961 season.
In the spirit of partnership with Paul Hornung, the LSC oversees and administers all aspects of the Award including budget, selection process, marketing and PR, banquet, trophy, sponsorships, and hospitality. An Advisory Committee comprised of the LSC President and CEO, board leadership, and local business leaders provides guidance to ensure the integrity of the Award.
HOOSIERS HEADED TO FRISCO
FRISCO, Texas – The Indiana baseball team will join Dallas Baptist, Alabama and Arizona as the four participating sides in the 2024 Frisco College Baseball Classic, the tournament announced on Thursday (August 3rd) morning.
Jeff Mercer’s squad, coming off a 43-20 season and a NCAA regional final appearance, will open up the weekend on Friday, March 1st against Alabama (6:00 PM CT) before matchups against Dallas Baptist (March 2nd, 12:00 PM CT) and Arizona (March 3rd, 12:00 PM CT).
2024 Frisco College Baseball Classic
Friday, March 1 – 7:00 PM ET/6:00 PM CT – vs. Alabama
Saturday, March 2 – 1:00 PM ET/12:00 PM CT – vs. Dallas Baptist
Sunday, March 3 – 1:00 PM ET/12:00 PM CT – vs. Arizona
All four teams made the NCAA Tournament this past season with IU, Dallas Baptist and Alabama all winning 40 or more games.
The Hoosiers will play a non-conference weekend in Texas for the third-consecutive season after contesting the Karbach Round Rock Classic in 2022 and a true road series at the University of Texas in 2023.
IU will play Dallas Baptist and Arizona for the first time in program history. The Hoosiers have met Alabama just once before, a 10-7 victory in 1989.
PURDUE MEN’S BASKETBALL
EDEY NAMED DICKIE V PRESEASON FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – In what will likely be the first of many preseason awards for the senior center, Zach Edey was named a first-team preseason All-American by ESPN’s Dick Vitale earlier today.
Edey was joined on the first team by North Carolina’s Armando Bacot, Auburn’s Johni Broome, Marquette’s Tyler Kolek and Northwestern’s Boo Buie.
Among Big Ten teams, Illinois’ Terrance Shannon was on the second team and Michigan State’s Tyson Walker was a third-team selection.
A year ago, Edey was the most-dominant player in college basketball, winning all six National Player of the Year awards, winning the Wooden Award, the Naismith Trophy, The Oscar Robertson Trophy (USBWA), Associated Press (AP) National Player of the Year, National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) National Player of the Year and The Sporting News National Player of the Year. In addition, he has won the Pete Newell Big Man of the Year Award and the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award given by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the nation’s top center.
He was named a first-team All-American by every outlet and recently was named a finalist for the top Male College Athlete ESPY award by ESPN.
Edey became the first Boilermaker since Glenn Robinson in 1994 to win National Player of the Year accolades. He is also the fifth Big Ten Player in the last 14 years to be named National Player of the Year joining Evan Turner (2010), Trey Burke (2013), Frank Kaminsky (2015) and Luka Garza (2021) as National Players of the Year.
Edey earned Big Ten Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year after a remarkable junior season at Purdue. He was named a consensus first-team All-American, the second straight season that Purdue has had a consensus All-American (Jaden Ivey, 2022), after averaging 22.3 points, 12.9 rebounds, 2.1 blocks and 1.5 assists per game.
He became the first player in NCAA history (since blocks became an official NCAA stat) to record at least 750 points, 400 rebounds, 70 blocks and 50 assists in a season, ranking sixth nationally in scoring, second in rebounds, 19th in blocked shots and 21st in field goal percentage (.607), the only player in the NCAA database to rank in the top 25 of all four categories in the same season.
He finished the season ranking sixth on Purdue’s single-season chart for points (757), first in rebounds (438), fifth in field goals made (290), 14th in field goal percentage (.607), first in dunks (76) and second in double-doubles (27).
He has scored in double-figures in 51 straight games, the longest streak in the country, and fourth-longest streak in school history.
For his career, Edey has scored 1,533 points with 847 rebounds, 148 blocks and 106 assists, shooting almost 62 percent from the field.
The Boilermakers begin the regular-season Nov. 6, in Mackey Arena against Samford.
MCAFEE WINS BRONZE ON THE TOWER AT WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES
By: Ben Turner
CHENGDU, China – Powered by a 43-point improvement on her list score from the preliminary to the final, Purdue’s Sophie McAfee won bronze in 10-meter diving for the United States at the World University Games on Thursday.
McAfee’s list score improved from 237.60 in the prelim to 266.25 in the semifinal to 281.40 in the final, as she moved up from sixth to fourth to a place on the podium.
Purdue swimming & diving won a medal at a third straight World University Games dating back to 2017. McAfee became the first Purdue diver to medal in an individual event at the biennial Universiade since Ashley Karnes was a bronze medalist on 1-meter in 2009. Kaersten Meitz (4×200 freestyle relay for USA) and Emily Meaney (10-meter synchro for Australia) were silver medalists in 2017 and Meitz won a pair of golds (400-meter free, 4×200 free relay) in 2019.
Purdue’s Sam Bennett also enjoyed a strong debut at the World University Games, finishing fourth in the men’s 3-meter final Wednesday. Like McAfee, Bennett is a rising junior and two-time NCAA Championships qualifier. He enjoyed a 34-point improvement on his list score from the semi (353.70) to the final (388.45), moving up from ninth to fourth in the process.
McAfee joined teammate Maycey Vieta as Purdue divers to win international medals this summer. At the Central American and Caribbean Games in July, Vieta won bronze on 10-meter and in mixed 10-meter synchro for Puerto Rico. The Boilermakers were also well represented at the World Aquatics Championships last month in Japan.
In early August last summer, McAfee won silver on 10-meter at USA Diving’s U.S. Open Championships in Texas.
Bennett (1-meter) and McAfee (mixed 10-meter synchro) compete again at the World University Games before returning home for the 2023-24 school year and NCAA season.
PURDUE SCHEDULE AT THE WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES
All Days/Times converted to USA’s Eastern Time
Men’s 3-Meter – Sam Bennett
• Prelim – Monday, July 31 (361.60, 5th)
• Semifinal – Tuesday, Aug. 1 (353.70, 9th)
• Final – Wednesday, Aug. 2 (388.45, 4th)
Women’s 10-Meter – Sophie McAfee
• Prelim – Tuesday, Aug. 1 (237.60, 6th)
• Semifinal – Wednesday, Aug 2. (266.25, 4th)
• Final – Thursday, Aug. 3 (281.40, 3rd, Bronze Medalist)
Men’s 1-Meter – Sam Bennett
• Prelim – Thursday, Aug. 3 at 10 p.m.
• Semifinal – Friday, Aug. 4 at 1 a.m.
• Final – Saturday, Aug. 5 3:15 a.m.
Mixed 10-Meter Synchro – Sophie McAfee (with Allen Mann)
• Final – Friday, Aug. 4 at 5 a.m.
BUTLER MEN’S BASKETBALL
BUTLER MEN’S BASKETBALL ANNOUNCES NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Butler has finalized the non-conference portion of its 2023-24 men’s basketball schedule.
The slate includes nine opportunities to witness the Bulldogs in non-conference action at Hinkle Fieldhouse prior to all 10 BIG EAST rivals coming to Indianapolis later in the season.
Match-ups that had not previously been announced include season-opening exhibitions against Ohio Northern Oct. 28 as part of Butler’s Homecoming Weekend and a Nov. 1 match-up against Franklin College.
Butler will also host Buffalo Dec. 5 and Saginaw Valley State Dec. 15.
The game times and television assignments for the non-conference portion of the schedule will be announced at a later date. The BIG EAST Conference schedule is expected to be released in September.
Non-conference schedule highlights include the 2023 ESPN Events Invitational in Orlando, home games against California and Texas Tech (as part of the BIG EAST-Big 12 Battle), and a road game at Michigan State as part of the Gavitt Tip-Off Games.
The Bulldogs are joined in the eight-team ESPN Events Invitational field by Boise State, Florida Atlantic, Iowa State, Penn State, Texas A&M, VCU, and Virginia Tech. Six of those teams were part of the 2023 NCAA Tournament. The tournament bracket, game times and television assignments will be announced soon.
Thad Matta returned to his alma mater to lead the Butler basketball program in April of 2022. His 2023-24 roster will feature 10 newcomers, including five transfers who averaged double figures last season for their previous team.
Season tickets for the 2023-24 Butler Basketball season are on sale now. The home schedule will feature an increase to 19 games this season, highlighted by all 10 BIG EAST rivals visiting Hinkle.
2023-24 Butler Non-Conference Schedule
Saturday, Oct. 28 – vs. Ohio Northern (Exhibition; Butler Homecoming Weekend)
Wednesday, Nov. 1 – vs. Franklin College (Exhibition)
Monday, Nov. 6 – vs. Eastern Michigan
Friday, Nov. 10 – vs. Southeast Missouri State (SEMO)
Monday, Nov. 13 – vs. East Tennessee State
Friday, Nov. 17 – at Michigan State (Gavitt Tip-Off Games)
Nov. 23-26 – at ESPN Events Invitational (three games; Orlando, Fla.)
Thursday, Nov. 30 – vs. Texas Tech (BIG EAST-Big 12 Battle)
Tuesday, Dec. 5 – vs. Buffalo
Saturday, Dec. 9 – vs. California
Friday, Dec. 15 – vs. Saginaw Valley State
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL
CHRIS TYREE ON HORNUNG AWARD WATCH LIST
University of Notre Dame senior receiver Chris Tyree has been selected for the 2023 Paul Hornung Award Watch List, presented annually to the most versatile player in college football.
Tyree is expected to play a larger role in Notre Dame’s passing attack this season after starting eight games in his career at running back while rushing for 1,162 yards and eight touchdowns. He owns 56 receptions in his career as well for 461 yards and four touchdowns.
The Chester, Virginia, native has also served as Notre Dame’s primary kick returner over the past three seasons, posting 1,067 return yards which includes a 96-yard return touchdown against Wisconsin in 2021.
Now in its 14th season, the Paul Hornung Award is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission in the memory of the late Fighting Irish legend, 1956 Heisman Trophy winner and Louisville native Paul Hornung. The winner and his family will be honored at the annual Paul Hornung Award dinner at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville in March of 2024.
The 2023 Watch List was compiled by a panel of college football experts based on a combination of statistics, career performance, SID recommendations and expectations heading into the 2023 season. In addition to the Watch List, the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll will recognize players whose performances during the regular season meet the Award’s criteria. Players from both the Watch List and the Weekly Honor Roll are eligible to win the Award.
PURDUE FT. WAYNE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
PURDUE FORT WAYNE WBB TO PLAY IOWA IN OPENING ROUND OF GULF COAST SHOWCASE
ESTERO, Fla. – Purdue Fort Wayne women’s basketball will play Iowa and 2023 National Player of the Year Caitlin Clark in the opening round of the bdG Clean Simple Eats Gulf Coast Showcase on November 24.
The field for the 2023 Showcase is stacked with high-caliber women’s basketball programs. The Hawkeyes headline the bracket, with Kansas State, North Carolina, Florida Gulf Coast, Western Kentucky, Vermont and Delaware rounding out the field.
Iowa (31-7, 15-3 Big Ten in 2022-23) finished as national runners up to LSU in the 2023 NCAA Tournament while North Carolina (22-11, 11-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) and FGCU (33-4, 17-1 Atlantic Sun) advanced to the second round of March Madness. Vermont (25-7, 14-2 America East) lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Kansas State (19-17, 5-13 Big 12) advanced to the Super 16 of the WNIT. Western Kentucky (19-14 overall, 14-6 Conference USA) dropped its first-round game in the WNIT.
A trio of teams garnered 2023-24 preseason attention in ESPN’s Way-Too-Early Top 25 Poll in May. Iowa (No. 3) joined North Carolina (No. 19) and Kansas State (No. 24) among those listed as potential national contenders.
FGCU may have something to say about a Top 25 ranking in 2023-24 as well. The Eagles have posted five Top 25 finishes in the past six seasons. FGCU owns a 582-105 (.847) all-time mark since former Mastodon head coach Karl Smesko started the program prior to the 2002-03 season. The .847 win percentage is the best in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history.
Delaware (16-14, 9-9 Colonial Athletic Association) and Purdue Fort Wayne (14-19, 9-11 Horizon League) complete the eight-team field for the 2023 Clean Simple Eats Gulf Coast Showcase.
The action tips Friday, Nov. 24 with the following matchups:
Kansas State vs. Western Kentucky – 11 a.m.
North Carolina vs. Vermont – 1:30 p.m.
Florida Gulf Coast vs. Delaware – 5 p.m.
Iowa vs. Purdue Fort Wayne – 7:30 p.m.
Game times for Saturday and Sunday will be the same with semifinal games on Nov. 25
at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s championship game will tip at 7:30 p.m.
All games will be streamed live on FloHoops.
MARIAN MEN’S BASKETBALL
MARIAN MEN’S BASKETBALL UNVEILS 2023-24 SEASON SCHEDULE
INDIANAPOLIS – The Marian men’s basketball team has finalized their schedule for the 2023-24 season, as announced by head coach Scott Heady on Thursday, August 3. The Knights season will feature 15 home games in the 28-game regular season, and a marquee exhibition matchup at Indiana University on November 3.
Marian will tip-off the upcoming at season at home, hosting IU-Southeast on October 28 at 3 p.m., as the Knights look to extend one of the nations longest non-conference winning streaks to 30 games with their opener. The Knights will then travel to Indiana University, lacing up against the Hoosiers for an exhibition contest on Friday, November 3. More details such as tip-time and ticket information for the game in Bloomington against the Hoosiers will be announced at a later time.
Following the matchup in Bloomington, Marian will play four games before opening Crossroads League play, hosting Wilberforce on November 7 and the Marian Classic on November 9 and 10. The Marian Classic will feature Cumberland University and East West going up against the Knights and St. Francis (Ind.). Game one on November 9 will feature USF against East West at 6 p.m., while Marian will take on Cumberland after the conclusion of game one. On November 10 the Cougars and Phoenix will tip the evening at 5:30, with the Knights and Phantoms playing after. Marian will then hit the road for their first true road game on November 15, traveling to Chicago to play Governors State.
“Our schedule for both non-conference and Crossroads League will be very challenging this season,” said coach Scott Heady. “We’re excited about our return to IU for the exhibition game and opportunity to compete in Assembly Hall. This is our third game at Bloomington in my tenure, and it is always exciting to see where we stand against one of the top programs in NCAA division one basketball. We’ll definitely be tested with one of our toughest non-conference schedule in several seasons, and the Crossroads League will again be rated as a top league in the nation.
This might be from top to bottom the most balanced and competitive league we’ve had in several years, and we look forward to the battles the league presents which helps us get prepared for postseason competition.”
Crossroads League play will begin on Saturday, November 18 with Marian hosting defending CL champion Grace College. Three days after the league opener, the Knights will travel to Spring Arbor ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, while hosting IU-Northwest on November 25. The final league game before the calendar flips to 2024 will come against Taylor on December 2, while the Knights will return to Chicago on December 5 to play St. Francis (Ill.). On December 16 and 17 the Knights will travel to the desert, playing against Providence and Rocky Mountain in the Cactus Classic, and will end the first half of the season at home against Rio Grande on December 30.
The second half of the season begins at home as the Knights host Goshen College on January 3, while on January 6 Marian will travel to Huntington. Bethel will come to town on January 10 in the second week of the 2024, while on January 13 the Knights will travel to Fort Wayne to play their Franciscan Rival St. Francis. On January 17 the Knights play host to Mt. Vernon, and close the first half of league action on January 20 at Indiana Wesleyan.
The league schedule goes back to the top of the order, with the final nine games of the season starting on January 27 as Marian travels to Grace. In Marian’s closing stretch of league play, the Knights will be at home five times, with three of the dates coming on Saturday’s. The regular season for the Knights will come to a close on February 24 against Indiana Wesleyan.
The Crossroads League Tournament dates are set for February 28, March 2, and March 5. The NAIA Opening Round dates played at campus sites across the nation will be on March 15 and 16, while the NAIA Tournament Final Site will be held in Kansas City, Mo., from March 21-26.
As a note, all Crossroads League regular season contests in 2023-24 will be played as doubleheaders with the men and women. Wednesday and Friday league tip times for Marian’s home doubleheaders will start at 5:30 p.m. with the women playing game one, while the men will follow 25 minutes after the conclusion of game one. Saturday home doubleheaders will start at 1 p.m., with the exception of Marian’s league opener against Grace, where the women will start at noon and the men scheduled for 2 p.m.
SMALL COLLEGE ATHLETIC SITES:
INDIANA WESLEYAN ATHLETICS: https://iwuwildcats.com/
EARLHAM ATHLETICS: https://goearlham.com/
WABASH ATHLETICS: https://sports.wabash.edu/
FRANKLIN ATHLETICS: https://franklingrizzlies.com/
ROSE-HULMAN ATHLETICS: https://athletics.rose-hulman.edu/
ANDERSON ATHLETICS: https://athletics.anderson.edu/landing/index
TRINE ATHLETICS: https://trinethunder.com/landing/index
BETHEL ATHLETICS: https://bupilots.com/
DEPAUW ATHLETICS: https://depauwtigers.com/
HANOVER ATHLETICS: https://athletics.hanover.edu/
MANCHESTER ATHLETICS: https://muspartans.com/
HUNTINGTON ATHLETICS: https://www.huathletics.com/
OAKLAND CITY ATHLETICS: https://gomightyoaks.com/index.aspx
ST. FRANCIS ATHLETICS: https://www.saintfranciscougars.com/landing/index
IU KOKOMO ATHLETICS: https://iukcougars.com/
IU EAST ATHLETICS: https://www.iueredwolves.com/
IU SOUTH BEND ATHLETICS: https://iusbtitans.com/
PURDUE NORTHWEST ATHLETICS: https://pnwathletics.com/
INDIANA TECH ATHLETICS: https://indianatechwarriors.com/index.aspx
GRACE COLLEGE ATHLETICS: https://gclancers.com/
ST. MARY OF THE WOODS ATHLETICS: https://smwcathletics.com/
GOSHEN COLLEGE ATHLETICS: https://goleafs.net/
HOLY CROSS ATHLETICS: https://www.hcsaints.com/index.php
TAYLOR ATHLETICS: https://www.taylortrojans.com/
VINCENNES ATHLETICS: https://govutrailblazers.com/landing/index
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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1884 At Detroit’s Recreation Park, Bison hurler Pud Galvin throws the most lopsided no-hitter in baseball history when the team beats the Wolverines, 18-0. The victory is the second career no-hitter for the 27-year-old Buffalo right-hander, who also held the Worcester Worcesters hitless in 1880.
1908 In Brooklyn, the last-place Cardinals blank the Brooklyn Superbas, 3-0. The teams use just one ball during the entire Washington Park contest.
1910 In one of baseball’s all-time classic pitching duels, A’s Jack Coombs and White Sox hurler Ed Walsh go the distance in a 16-inning scoreless tie before the Chicago contest ends at 7:00 pm due to darkness. In the final frame, ‘Big Ed’ pitches out of a second-and-third jam with no outs, and Colby Jack strikes out the side, with Walsh making the last out of the game.
1929 In front of 55,000 fans at Yankee Stadium, the Indians tally nine runs with two outs in the ninth inning to rout the Bronx Bombers in the nightcap, 14-6. Two New York errors assist the Tribe’s comeback, including a miscue by Mark Koenig on a ground ball to short that would have ended the game.
1932 After being fined $1,000 and suspended until Carl Reynolds, the player whose jaw he broke in two places a month ago, was ready to play again for the Senators, Bill Dickey returns to the Yankees lineup. The future Hall of Fame catcher bangs out four hits, including a grand slam, despite missing 31 games.
1935 Steve O’Neill (36-23) relaces Walter Johnson (46-48), who resigned as the manager of the Indians. The Tribe has dropped 23 of its last 32 decisions.
1941 Mickey Owens becomes the first catcher to handle three foul pop-ups in one frame. The Brooklyn backstop’s third-inning defense contributes to the Dodgers’ 11-6 victory over New York at Ebbets Field.
1942 In a military relief game at the Polo Grounds, which will be the last war-time twilight game played, Pee Wee Reese’s grand slam in the top of the ninth, which puts the Dodgers up 5-1, doesn’t count, because of the 9:10 pm government curfew. The game ends up as a 1-1 tie with the Giants.
1945 Pirates rookie catcher Bill Salkeld hits his only triple of the year to complete the 13th cycle in franchise history and becomes the second Buc to accomplish the feat this season. The 28-year-old southpaw-swinging backstop, with his five-for-five performance, drives in all of his team’s runs, but Pittsburgh loses, 6 – 5, to the Cardinals in the Forbes Field contest.
1945 At Washington’s Griffith Stadium, remarkable pitching debuts by two Senators rookies make their 15-4 nightcap loss to Boston a memorable contest.
Irish-born Joe Cleary gives up seven runs on five hits and three walks in his only big league appearance, finishing with a career with a 189.00 ERA.
Veteran Bert Shepard, with an amputated leg due to being wounded in WW ll, hurls five 1/3 innings, giving up just one run on three hits in his only major league appearance.
1948 Ernie Harwell, filling in for Red Barber, recovering from a bleeding ulcer, calls his first major league game as the Dodgers beat the Cubs at Ebbets Field, 5-4. To obtain the future Hall of Fame broadcaster, Brooklyn general manager Branch Rickey trades minor league catcher Cliff Dapper to the Atlanta Crackers.
1955 Ernie Banks hits three home runs in a game for the first of four times in his career when the Cubs outslug the Pirates, 11-10 at Wrigley Field. The Chicago first baseman accomplishes the feat off three different Buc hurlers, going deep off Lino Donoso in the first, connecting in the fourth off Max Surkont, and adding a two-run blast in the eighth off Dick Littlefield to give the team the lead for good.
1963 At County Stadium, Roger Craig suffers his 20th loss when the Mets lose to Milwaukee, 2-1. The defeat is the right-hander’s 18th consecutive setback, tying Cliff Curtis’ National League mark set in 1910 with the Braves and one loss shy of A’s Jack Nabors’ 1916 major league record.
1963 After missing two months of the season with a broken foot, Mickey Mantle makes a dramatic return to the lineup as a pinch-hitter when he homers to deep left field in the bottom of the seventh inning off George Brunet to tie the score with the Yankees trailing the Orioles, 10-9. The crowd of nearly 40,000 fans goes wild as the ‘Mick’ hobbles around the bases in the Bronx Bombers’ eventual 11-10 walk-off win, a victory made possible by Yogi Berra’s two-out walk-off round-tripper in the bottom of the 10th.
1965 Roy Hofheinz takes control of the Astros when he buys R.E. “Bob” Smith’s remaining shares of the Houston Sports Association. Due to a rift between them, the former co-owner had made the offer thinking the ‘Judge’ couldn’t put the funds together.
1968 The Yankees, once again, honor their aging superstar when the team hosts the second of three Mickey Mantle Days at the ballpark in the Bronx. Before the game, over 2000 young fans paid tribute to the future Hall of Fame outfielder by parading across the field with homemade banners expressing their admiration for the living legend.
1968 “Here stands baseball’s perfect warrior. Here stands baseball’s perfect knight.” – FORD FRICK, inscription on Stan Musial’s statue from a quote attributed to former baseball commissioner.
After the Cardinals’ 6-5 extra-inning loss to Chicago in front of a capacity crowd, the team unveils a ten-foot bronze statue of Stan Musial at Busch Stadium. In a pregame ceremony honoring ‘Stan the Man,’ the seven-time NL batting champ is joined by his 1941 teammates.
1971 In a Texas League contest, Tommy Walker hurls a 15-inning no-hitter, beating the Albuquerque Dukes, 1-0. The Dallas-Fort Worth Spur right-hander faces only 47 batters during the minor league game, two over the minimum.
1973 At Cleveland Stadium, Brewer left fielder John Briggs enjoys a 6-for-6 day at the plate in the team’s 9-4 triumph over the Indians. The Milwaukee leadoff batter strokes two doubles and four singles, scoring two runs, but doesn’t record any RBIs.
1974 In Chicago’s 13–10 victory over the Rangers, Bill Melton breaks Minnie Minoso’s franchise mark of 135 home runs when he hits a sixth-inning two-run round-tripper off Steve Foucault in the nightcap of a twin bill at White Sox Park. Beltin’ Melton finishes his eight-year tenure on the Southside with 154 homers, establishing a team record that lasts until 1987, when Harold Baines overtakes the third baseman’s total.
1980 In the first managerial change in franchise history, Maury Wills replaces Darrell Johnson in the Mariners dugout. The M’s will fare no better under their skipper (20-38, .345), finishing the season 44 games under .500.
1982 After driving in the winning run in the Mets’ 7-4 victory over the Cubs, Joel Youngblood, traded to the Expos during the game, flies to Philadelphia and singles for Montreal to become the first player to have a hit for two different teams on the same day in different cities. The 30-year-old All-Star collects his two historic hits off two future Hall of Famers, a single off Ferguson Jenkins in Chicago, and gets his other off Steve Carlton in the City of Brotherly Love.
1983 Dave Winfield kills a seagull at Exhibition Stadium with a warmup throw before the home fifth inning. After the 3-1 victory over the Blue Jays, the Yankees outfielder is arrested by the Ontario police and charged with animal cruelty.
1984 Jeffrey Leonard collects five hits in the Astros’ 9-2 Giants rout. The cleanup slugger gets all singles and, therefore, cannot demonstrate his one-flap-down home run trot in front of the Houston fans at the Astrodome.
1985 Before the loss that results in Tom Seaver winning his 300th game, the Yankees honor Phil Rizzuto by retiring their former player and current broadcaster’s uniform #10. The ‘Scooter,’ known for the expression ‘Holy Cow’, is knocked over in a pregame ceremony by a fitting gift from the team, a cow wearing a halo.
1985 On the same day Tom Seaver wins his 300th game, Mets’ phenom Doc Gooden records his 11th consecutive game, breaking Tom Terrific’s franchise mark established in 1969. The 20-year-old right-hander, going the distance, beats the Cubs at Wrigley Field, 4-1, to improve his record to 17-3 this season.
1985 In a 4-1 complete-game victory at Yankee Stadium, White Sox right-hander Tom Seaver becomes the 17th player in major league history to record his 300th victory, limiting the Bronx Bombers to six hits, all singles. Owner George Steinbrenner becomes irate when the fans start chanting ‘Let’s Go Mets,’ as an homage to the beloved right-hander, who spent the 12 years with his team’s crosstown rivals.
1985 In front of an enthusiastic crowd of 41,630 at Anaheim Stadium, Angels’ first baseman, Rod Carew, singles off of Minnesota southpaw Frank Viola to become the 16th major leaguer to amass 3000 hits. After the historic hit, Halos’ manager Gene Mauch brings the first-base sack into the dugout, replacing it with another new bag.
1987 In the fourth matchup of 300-game winners since 1900, Angels’ hurler Don Sutton (317) allows four hits in six innings to beat Steve Carlton (328) and the Twins, 12-3. The 645 combined victories is the largest number of wins ever accumulated by pitchers starting the same major league game.
1989 Dave Stieb retires the first 26 batters he faces before giving up two hits in a 2-1 win over the Yankees. Last September, the Blue Jays’ hard-luck hurler lost back-to-back no-hit bids with two outs in the ninth inning.
1990 The Braves trade Dale Murphy to the Phillies for Jeff Parrett, Jim Vatcher, and Victor Rosario. The move enables the youngster David Justice to return to right field and win the Rookie-of-the-Year Award.
1992 At an auction, actor Charlie Sheen pays $93,500 for the ‘Mookie Wilson Ball’ which went through Bill Buckner’s legs, capping the miraculous Met comeback in the sixth game of the Fall Classic in 1986. Arthur Richman, the team’s traveling secretary, given the ball that night by right field umpire Ed Montague, donates all the proceeds to charity.
1993 Tony Gwynn enjoys a career-high, six-hit game in the Padres’ 11–10 win over the Giants in 12 innings at Jack Murphy Stadium. The outfielder’s 6-for-7 performance, which includes two doubles, ties a major league record with four games of five or more hits in a single season shared by Stan Musial (Cardinals, 1948), Ty Cobb (Tigers, 1922), and Willie Keeler (NL Orioles, 1897).
1993 After getting hit by a Ryan Express fastball, Robin Ventura charges the mound to get at the 46-year-old pitcher. Nolan Ryan responds by putting the White Sox third baseman in a headlock and punching him six times, much to the pleasure of the Rangers fans at Arlington Stadium.
1994 In Anaheim, Goose Gossage makes his 1000th major league appearance, retiring Tim Salmon on a pop-up in the seventh inning of an eventual 4-2 Angels loss to the Mariners. The future Hall of Fame reliever will end his 22-year career playing in 1002 games with seven different teams.
1994 Fan favorite Kent Hrbek announces his retirement effective at the end of the season. The Twins’ first baseman, who played his entire 14-year career in Minnesota, ranks near the top in most offensive categories for the team.
1996 The Hall of Fame inducts Baltimore managers Earl Weaver and Ned Hanlon. Kentucky congressman Jim Bunning and Negro League star Bill Foster also enter the Cooperstown shrine.
1998 Darryl Strawberry hits a game-tying pinch-hit grand slam, highlighting a nine-run ninth inning in the Yankees’ 10-5 come-from-behind victory over Oakland. The ‘Straw’ is the first player in the American League to hit two pinch-hit grand slams in one season.
1999 All nine Angel batters use Jim Edmonds’ bat the first time through the order to break out of a team slump that has resulted in 15 losses in 19 decisions. The center fielder’s lumber yields dramatic results when the Halos go 4-for-8 with one walk in the first inning, including Bengie Molina’s first career hit, an RBI double, in LA’s 4-3 win over Kansas City at Edison Field.
2000 Joining Dave Kingman, Frank Huelsman, Willis Hudlin, Paul Lehner, Wes Covington, Ted Gray, and Mike Kilkenny, Dave Martinez ties a major league record as he appears for his fourth team in a season. In the past four months, the veteran outfielder/first baseman has played for the Devil Rays, Cubs, Rangers, and now the Blue Jays.
2000 With 32 home games remaining, the Astros, who moved from the pitcher-friendly Astrodome to homer-haven Enron Field this season, set a franchise record by already hitting 83 homers at home this season.
2003 Major League Baseball announces a five-year deal, generating more than $500 million in revenue for global licensing rights for apparel and headwear. The seven companies involved in the agreement include Majestic Athletic, New Era Cap, Twins Enterprises, Nike USA, Dynasty Apparel Industries, Drew Pearson International, and VF Imagewear.
2004 Mike Matheny’s major league errorless streak behind the plate ends when his errant throw allows the runners to advance to second and third base on an infield single. The Cardinals’ catcher hadn’t committed an error since August 2, 2002, a span of 252 games.
2004 Continuing a tradition over half a century old, the Cardinals announce their new ballpark, scheduled to open in 2006, will also be known as Busch Stadium. In 1953, a month after Anheuser-Busch purchased the Cardinals, the brewery bought Sportsman’s Park, renaming it Busch Stadium, and then kept the name in its new downtown stadium, which opened in 1966, calling the facility Busch Memorial Stadium.
2005 After the team goes into a free fall from first place, the Orioles fire manager Lee Mazzilli (129-140), replacing him on an interim basis with bench coach Sam Perlozzo. Currently suffering an eight-game losing streak, the Birds have dropped 16 of their last 18 games.
2006 In the Phillies’ 5-3 victory over the Mets, Chase Utley’s hitting streak ends at 35 consecutive games. Philadelphia’s second baseman, who goes 0-for-5, has the fourth-longest stretch in National League history.
2006 At age 95, Elden Auker, the last living pitcher to face Babe Ruth, dies of congestive heart failure. The author of Sleeper Cars and Flannel Uniforms, which he wrote when he was ninety, started his major league career in 1931 by striking out Babe Ruth and getting Lou Gehrig to pop out.
2007 Needing only 14 seasons to accomplish the feat, Alex Rodriguez becomes the 22nd and youngest player (32 years and eight days) to hit 500 career home runs. The historic three-run homer, off Royals’ starter Kyle Davies, recently acquired from the Braves, is blasted into the left-field seats at Yankee Stadium, making A-Rod and Mickey Mantle the only two players to reach the milestone in the Bronx.
2007 In the second inning at Petco Park, in front of a sellout crowd of 42,497 fans, Barry Bonds drives a Clay Hensley fastball over the left-field wall for his 755th home run, tying Hank Aaron’s 33-year-old career home run record. The opposite-field drive, ironically off a pitcher who failed a steroid test as a minor leaguer in 2005, is met with mixed reactions as a few patrons hold up asterisk signs, and the crowd responds to the feat with a mixture of cheers and jeers.
2008 At the start of the rain delay during the Astros and Cubs game at Wrigley Field, fans are advised to take cover in the concourse due to a tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service for downtown Chicago. The game resumes in 2 hours, 45 minutes, but an hour later, more thunder and lightning and another 39-minute stoppage cause the contest to be called in the bottom of the eighth, with Houston credited with a 2-0 rain-shortened victory.
2008 During a Brewers’ 6-3 loss to the Reds at Great American Ball Park, first baseman Prince Fielder confronts starting pitcher Manny Parra in the dugout, shoving the hurler twice after an angry exchange of words. The Milwaukee hurler had taken a no-hitter into the fifth but gave up six runs on four hits and four walks before leaving the game for a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning.
2008 The Mariners stun the Twins with a 10-run seventh inning, coming back from a 6-0 deficit in an eventual 11-6 victory at Safeco Field. With six runs driven in, Raul Ibanez, who hits a grand slam and a two-run single in the frame, establishes a club record for RBIs in one inning, one more than Ken Griffey Jr.’s mark set in 1999.
2010 Three years to the day he hit his 500th round-tripper, Alex Rodriguez eclipses Babe Ruth in becoming the youngest player to hit 600 career home runs when he blasts a two-run first-inning shot into Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. The 35-year-old Bronx Bomber third baseman is the seventh player in baseball history to reach the milestone.
2010 The Phillies obtain Mike Sweeney from the Mariners for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Philadelphia placed their All-Star first baseman Ryan Howard on the disabled list with a severely sprained ankle, which necessitated the deal.
2012 Mike Baxter sets a team record and ties a National League mark when he walks five times in a nine-inning game in the Mets’ 6-4 victory over San Diego at Petco Park. Only five of the 25 pitches thrown to the New York right fielder were strikes, with thirteen of the final 14 out of the strike zone.
2016 Bartolo Colon becomes the first pitcher in the history of the Subway Series to record a victory as a member of both New York clubs when the visiting Mets beat the Bronx Bombers, 4-1. In 2011, Big Bart pitched six strong innings of shutout ball in his only season with the Yankees to earn a 5-2 victory over the Big Apple rivals at Citi Field.
2016 The Angels play their fourth and final extra-inning contest this season, setting the mark for the fewest in a 162-game campaign. The Halos’ ten-inning 4-3 loss to the visiting A’s keeps the team winless in overtime this year.
2017 Jaime Garcia becomes the first pitcher to make three straight appearances as a starter for three different teams since 1895 when Gus Weyhing started consecutive games for the Phillies, Pirates, and Louisville Colonels. The 31-year-old southpaw has been traded twice July 24, taking the mound for the Braves, Twins, and Yankees in a span of 15 days.
BASEBALL HALL OF FAME
“He was a mechanically perfect third baseman,” legendary baseball executive Branch Rickey said of Pie Traynor upon his induction into the Hall of Fame. “A man of intellectual worth on the field of play.”
Traynor was widely regarded as the premier third baseman of his era – and in 1948 he became the first third baseman elected by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America to the Hall of Fame.
Traynor was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he was nicknamed after his favorite desert as a youth. A scout with the hometown Boston Braves invited Traynor to a tryout, but the scout forgot to notify the Braves’ manager, who ordered Traynor off the field.
After starting his professional career as a shortstop for the Portsmouth Truckers of the Virginia League in 1920, Traynor was acquired by the Pittsburgh Pirates that same year. He would spend more than half a century with the Pirates, working as a player, manager, broadcaster and scout.
Traynor became Pittsburgh’s full-time third baseman in 1922, then emerged as a star a year later when he hit .338 with a league-leading 19 triples.
In 1925, Traynor led the Pirates to their first pennant in 16 years. He hit .346 with a home run against the Washington Senators in the World Series, which Pittsburgh won in seven games. He led the Pirates to the National League pennant again two years later.
Though he reached double digits in home runs just once, Traynor was a gifted hitter. Perhaps his best season was 1930, when he hit a career-best .366 and drove in 119 runs.
In 13 full big league seasons, Traynor topped the 100-RBI mark seven times.
Traynor was also an exceptional fielder, leading all NL third basemen in putouts seven times, double plays four times and assists three times.
“I’ve seen him field a hot grounder over at third base barehanded and get the runner at first,” Pirates teammate Charlie Grimm said of Traynor. “He had the quickest hands and the quickest arms of any third baseman I ever saw.”
In 1933, Traynor was selected as a reserve in Major League Baseball’s inaugural All-Star Game. The following season was his last as a full-time player, but he served as player-manager until 1937. He retired as manager in 1939 then became a scout for the Pirates.
Traynor took a job in broadcasting in 1944 and became a fixture on the radio for the next 21 years. During this period, he would walk 10 miles round trip from his home to the radio station every day. He never learned to drive, because he found walking to be relaxing and healthy.
Traynor passed away on March 16, 1972.
August 4, 1961 – At the 28th edition of the Chicago All Star game the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the college players 28-14 before 66,000 screaming fans at Soldier Field. The MVP award, always given to the college player team, happened to be Billy Kilmer UCLA’s fine quarterback. In 1999 Kilmer was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. After college Kilmer had a productive 18 year career in the NFL at both halfback and quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints and the Washington Redskins. Read more about Billy Kilmer on our September 5 post honoring him on his birthday.
August 4, 1967 – At the 34th annual Chicago College All Star Game, the Green Bay Packers blanked the College All Stars 27-0 before 70,934 in attendance at Soldier Field. The MVP award, always given to the college player team, happened to be “Bubba” Smith the defensive end from Michigan State. The NFF website says that Smith was a two time All-American end that learned much of his craft from his father Willie Ray Smith who was a high school football coach back in Texas. Bubba Smith was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1988. Smith was the Baltimore Colts first draft choice and made all-pro. Bubba also played for the Raiders and the Oilers organizations during his NFL tenure.
August 4, 1986 – USFL owners suspend operations for the upcoming season after a court ruling awards them a very small amount of damages in their antitrust lawsuit against the NFL. Less than a week earlier, See our July 29 Football History Headlines, the United States Football League won their antitrust lawsuit against the National Football League after forty-two days in court. The Jury declared that the NFL was a “duly adjudicated illegal monopoly” however, it was a shallow victory as the USFL was awarded a settlement of $1. The USFL’s owners voted to suspend operations with the goal of returning in 1987 however, many of the League’s teams were in no shape financially to operate. The USFL appealed the decision but it was rejected by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. That decision effectively shut the USFL down for good. The NFL also appealed the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court but the verdict stood. The check received by the USFL in 1990 was in the amount of $3.76, triple the amount of the verdict with $0.76 interest.
BIRTHDAYS OF HALL OF FAME PLAYERS FOR AUGUST 4
August 4, 1908 – Former Notre Dame quarterback, Frank Carideo was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954. He was a two time All American selection for the Irish in 1929 & 1930 seasons where they went 19-0. Fighting Irish legendary head coach, Knute Rockne once exclaimed that Carideo was the best quarterback ever. Mr. Carideo became the head coach of the University of Missouri’s football team in 1932 and served in that position until 1934. He then moved on to coach basketball at Mississippi State from 1935 until 1939.
August 4, 1949 – John Riggins “Diesel” was a running back that played in the NFL for the New York Jets and the Washington Redskins. “Riggo” was a standout at the University of Kansas prior to being drafted by the Jets in 1971. As a collegian he ended up breaking Gale Sayers rushing record at Kansas as he won the Big 8 Conference rushing title.. He was a Pro Bowl player as his raw power and tenacity made him hard to tackle and he was the type of back that got better the more he carried the ball in a game. After spending 5 seasons in New York he went to Washington and played another 9 seasons interrupted only when he voluntarily sat out the 1980 season. He came back strong as he helped the Redskins go to consecutive Super Bowls in the early 1980’s winning Super Bowl XVII and earning the game’s MVP award. He is enshrined in Canton at the Pro Football Hall of Fame
FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
Place of Birth: New York, NY
Date of Birth: Oct 16, 1893
Place of Death: Clearwater, FL
Date of Death: Dec 25, 1979
High School: Lawrenceville, NJ (Lawrenceville Prep)
By his own recollection Harold Ballin was “young and underdeveloped” when he arrived as a freshman at Princeton University. Unable to make his prep school team at Lawrenceville Preparatory School, he managed to make the fourth and final unit of the freshman team at Princeton. After an undistinguished sophomore season, Ballin developed into an All-America tackle almost overnight. Growing to 180 pounds he led the way for Hall of Fame runner Hobey Baker during his 1913 junior year. In his senior season he added another 14 pounds to his weight, became the team’s captain and won his second consensus All-America mention. Ballin was a true iron man as he played every minute of every game in 1914. Making his accomplishment even more outstanding is the fact he played without a helmet, a piece of equipment that he considered a distraction. In his senior year he played in the first game ever held at Princeton’s Palmer Stadium. After receiving a degree in engineering he coached for three seasons before becoming a field engineer in Pittsburgh.
NUMBERS IN SPORTS
4 – 45 – 10 – 25 – 17 – 43 – 18 – 25 – 29 – 16 – 41 – 19 – 14 – 25 – 34 – 44 – 13
August 4, 1910 – MLB pitching duel; Philadelphia A’s Jack Coombs and White Sox Ed Walsh pitch a 0-0 tie in 16 innings
August 4, 1934 – Giants outfielder Mel Ott, Number 4 becomes first player in MLB history to score 6 runs in a game as New York beats Phillies, 21-4
August 4, 1941 – Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Mickey Owen wearing Number 10 became the first MLB player to take 3 foul pop-ups in one inning (3rd) in 11-6 win v NY Giants
August 4, 1945 – Boston Red Sox outfielder Tom McBride, Number 25 drove in an MLB record tying 6 runs in an inning (4th) during 15-4 win v Washington
August 4, 1953 – New York Yankees Vic Raschi, Number 17 set an MLB record for a pitcher by driving in 7 runs in a 15-0 win v Detroit
August 4, 1973 – New York Yankees pitcher Number 43, Lindy McDaniel puts in one of the best relief stints in MLB history, entering in 2nd inning, allows only 1 run in 13 innings in 3-2 win v Detroit Tigers
August 4, 1982 – Outfielder Joel Youngblood becomes only MLB player to get hits for 2 different teams in 2 different cities on the same day; singles for Mets in Chicago day game; traded, then singles for Expos in Philadelphia night game. He donned Number 18 with the Mets and for the Expos he wore Number 25
August 4, 1985 – New York Yankees retire Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop Phil Rizzuto’s Number 10
August 4, 1985 – Future Hall of Fame infielder Rod Carew, Number 29 of the California Angels singles off Minnesota’s Frank Viola, Number 16 to collect his MLB 3,000th career hit; Angels win, 6–5
August 4, 1985 – Tom Seaver, Number 41 of Chicago White Sox becomes 17th pitcher to win 300 MLB career games, beating New York, 4-1; 54,032 at Yankee Stadium
August 4, 1993 – Tony Gwynn, Number 19 gets 6 hits in 11-10 win v Giants, 4th time this season the Padre has 5 or more hits; ties MLB record
August 4, 1996 – Jim Bunning (Number 14), Earl Weaver (Number 4), Bill Foster , and Ned Hanlon were all inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
August 4, 2007 – San Francisco slugger Barry Bonds, Number 25 homers off Clay Hensley, Number 34 in 2nd inning of 3-2 loss to San Diego to tie Number 44, Hank Aaron’s 33 year-old MLB career home run record of 755
August 4, 2007 – 32-year-old Alex Rodriguez, Number 13 becomes the youngest player in MLB history to hit 500 home runs, connecting on the 1st pitch he sees as New York Yankees beat Kansas City, 16-8
August 4, 2010 – On 3rd anniversary of his 500th MLB career home run, Number 13 Alex Rodriguez reaches the 600 HR mark in the NY Yankees 5-1 win v Toronto; 7th and youngest to reach milestone.
TV SPORTS FRIDAY
|LPGA: Scottish Open||9:00am||GOLF|
|PGA: Wyndham Championship||2:00pm||GOLF|
|MLB REGULAR SEASON||TIME ET||TV|
|Atlanta at Chi. Cubs||2:20pm||MLBN|
|Tampa Bay at Detroit||6:40pm||Bally Sports|
|Washington at Cincinnati||6:40pm||MASN/2|
|NY Mets at Baltimore||7:05pm||MASN/2|
|Kansas City at Philadelphia||7:05pm||MLBN|
|Houston at NY Yankees||7:05pm||ATTSN-SW|
|Toronto at Boston||7:10pm||MLBN|
|Chi. White Sox at Cleveland||7:10pm||Bally Sports|
|Miami at Texas||8:05pm||Bally Sports|
|Arizona at Minnesota||8:10pm||Bally Sports|
|Pittsburgh at Milwaukee||8:10pm||ATTSN-PIT|
|Colorado at St. Louis||8:15pm||MLBN|
|Seattle at LA Angels||9:38pm||Root Sports|
|LA Dodgers at San Diego||10:10pm||MLBN|
|NWSL Challenge Cup: Orlando Pride vs Washington Spirit||7:00pm||Paramount+|
|Connecticut vs Indiana||7:00pm||ION|
|Los Angeles vs Washington||7:00pm||ION|
|Chicago vs Dallas||8:00pm||ION|
|New York vs Minnesota||8:00pm||ION|