Fri Oct 227pGreencastle @ Danville3A Sectional 29 Football
Fri Oct 227pPendleton Heights @ #5 Mt Vernon4A Sectional 21 Football
Fri Oct 227pIndiana Deaf @ #6 Covenant ChristianA Sectional 46 Football
Fri Oct 227p#6 Heritage Christian @ #7 Scecina2A Sectional 38 Football
Fri Oct 227pTraders Pt @ North WhiteA Sectional 42 Football
Fri Oct 227pFrontier @ Carroll (Flora)A Sectional 42 Football
Sat Oct 231:15pRose-Hulman @ ManchesterCollege Football
Fri Oct 297p#7 Warren Central @ #13 Lawrence Central6A Sectional 13 Football
Sat Oct 301:15pAnderson @ Mt St JosephCollege Football


Indianapolis 31 Houston 3

Jacksonville 23 Miami 20

Baltimore 34 LA Chargers 6

Minnesota 34 Carolina 28 OT

Green Bay 24 Chicago 14

Cincinnati 34 Detroit 11

LA Rams 38 NY Giants 11

Kansas City 31 Washington 13

Arizona 37 Cleveland 14

Las Vegas 34 Denver 24

Dallas 35 New England 29 OT

Pittsburgh 23 Seattle 20 OT



Thursday, October 21, 2021

Denver Broncos at Cleveland Browns (Thu) 8:20p (ET) 8:20p FOX/NFLN/AMAZON**

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS

Washington Football Team at Green Bay Packers 12:00p (CT) 1:00p FOX

Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX

New York Jets at New England Patriots 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS

Carolina Panthers at New York Giants 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX

Kansas City Chiefs at Tennessee Titans 12:00p (CT) 1:00p CBS

Detroit Lions at Los Angeles Rams 1:05p (PT) 4:05p FOX

Philadelphia Eagles at Las Vegas Raiders 1:05p (PT) 4:05p FOX

Houston Texans at Arizona Cardinals 1:25p (MT) 4:25p CBS

Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4:25p (ET) 4:25p CBS

Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers 5:20p (PT) 8:20p NBC*

Monday, October 25, 2021

New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks (Mon) 5:15p (PT) 8:15p ESPN


Atlanta 5 Los Angeles 4 (Braves lead series 2-0)…BOX SCORE:

Monday, Oct. 18
• Astros at Red Sox, Game 3 (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)

Tuesday, Oct. 19
• Braves at Dodgers, Game 3 (TBS, 5 p.m. ET)
• Astros at Red Sox, Game 4 (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)

Wednesday, Oct. 20
• Astros at Red Sox, Game 5 (FS1, 5 p.m. ET)
• Braves at Dodgers, Game 4 (TBS, 8 p.m. ET)

Thursday, Oct. 21
• Braves at Dodgers, Game 5* (TBS, 8 p.m. ET)

Friday, Oct. 22
• Red Sox at Astros, Game 6* (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)

Saturday, Oct. 23
• Dodgers at Braves, Game 6* (TBS, 5 p.m. ET)
• Red Sox at Astros, Game 7* (FOX/FS1, 8 p.m. ET)

Start time of NLCS Game 6 will move to 8 p.m. ET if the ALCS has concluded

Sunday, Oct. 24
• Dodgers at Braves, Game 7* (TBS, 7:30 p.m. ET)


Tuesday, Oct. 26
• World Series Game 1 – hosted by team with better record (FOX)

Wednesday, Oct. 27
• World Series Game 2 – hosted by team with better record (FOX)

Thursday, Oct. 28
• Travel Day

Friday, Oct. 29
• World Series Game 3 (FOX)

Saturday, Oct. 30
• World Series Game 4 (FOX)

Sunday, Oct. 31
• World Series Game 5* (FOX)

Monday, Nov. 1
• Travel Day*

Tuesday, Nov. 2
• World Series Game 6* – hosted by team with better record (FOX)

Wednesday, Nov. 3
• World Series Game 7* – hosted by team with better record (FOX)


New York 1 NY City 0

Vancouver 2 Sporting KC 1


Ottawa 3 Dallas 2


Chicago 80 Phoenix 74 (Chicago wins WNBA title)


1. Georgia (7-0) — def. Kentucky, 30-13

2. Cincinnati (6-0) — def. UCF, 56-21

3. Oklahoma (7-0) — def. TCU, 56-21

4. Alabama (6-1) — def. Miss. St, 49-9

5. Ohio State (5-1) — Idle

6. Michigan (6-0) — Idle

7. Penn State (5-1) — Idle

8. Oklahoma State (6-0) — def. Texas, 32-24

9. Michigan State (7-0) — def. Indiana, 20-15

10. Oregon (5-1) — def. Cal, 24-17

11. Iowa (6-1) — Lost vs. Purdue, 24-7

12. Ole Miss (5-1) — def. Tennessee, 31-26

13. Notre Dame (5-1) — Idle

14. Coastal Carolina (6-0) — Idle

15. Kentucky (6-1) — Lost at Georgia, 30-13

16. Wake Forest (6-0) — Idle

17. Texas A&M (5-2) — def. Missouri, 35-14

18. NC State (5-1) — def. Boston College, 33-7

19. Auburn (5-2) — def. Arkansas, 38-23

20. Baylor (6-1) — def. BYU, 38-24

21. SMU (6-0) — Idle

22. San Diego St (6-0) — def. SJSU, 19-13

23. Pittsburgh — def. Virginia Tech, 28-7

24. UTSA — def. Rice, 45-0

25. Purdue (4-2) — def. Iowa, 24-7


Wednesday, Oct. 20

No. 14 Coastal Carolina at Appalachian State | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN2

Thursday, Oct. 21

FAU at Charlotte | 7:30 p.m. | CBSSN

Tulane at No. 21 SMU | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN

Louisiana at Arkansas State | 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU

San Jose State at UNLV | 11 p.m. | CBSSN

Friday, Oct. 22

Middle Tennessee at UConn | 6 p.m. | CBSSN

Columbia at Dartmouth | 6 p.m. | ESPNU

Memphis at UCF | 7 p.m. | ESPN2

Colorado State at Utah State | 9:30 p.m. | CBSSN

Washington at Arizona | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN2

Saturday, Oct. 23

Illinois at No. 7 Penn State | 12 p.m. | ABC

Northwestern at No. 6 Michigan | 12 p.m. | FOX

No. 3 Oklahoma at Kansas | 12 p.m. | ESPN

No. 2 Cincinnati at Navy | 12 p.m. | ESPN2

No. 16 Wake Forest at Army | 12 p.m. | CBSSN

Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Arkansas | 12 p.m. | SEC Network

UMass at Florida State | 12 p.m. | ACC Network

Kansas State at Texas Tech | 12 p.m. | FS1

Northern Illinois at Central Michigan | 12 p.m. | ESPNU

Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green | 12 p.m. | ESPN+

Pennsylvania at Yale | 12 p.m. | ESPN+

Morehead State at Marist | 12 p.m. | ESPN3

Duquesne at Sacred Heart | 12 p.m. | ESPN3

Syracuse at Virginia Tech | 12:30 p.m. | ESPN3

Kent State at Ohio | 1 p.m. | ESPN+

Brown at Cornell | 1 p.m. | ESPN+

North Carolina Central at Morgan State | 1 p.m. | ESPN+

Youngstown State at Indiana State | 1 p.m. | ESPN+

Georgetown at Bucknell | 1 p.m. | ESPN+

San Diego at Presbyterian | 1 p.m. | ESPN+

Lehigh at Fordham | 1 p.m. | ESPN+

Harvard at Princeton | 1 p.m. | ESPN+

Dayton at Valparaiso | 1 p.m. | ESPN3

Norfolk State at Howard | 1 p.m. | ESPN3

Chattanooga at Samford | 1 p.m.  | ESPN3

Incarnate Word at McNeese | 1 p.m. | ESPN3

Stetson at Drake | 1 p.m. | ESPN3

Robert Morris at Gardner-Webb | 1:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Texas State at Georgia State | 2 p.m. | ESPN+

North Carolina A&T at Hampton | 2 p.m. | ESPN+

Illinois State at South Dakota | 2 p.m. | ESPN+

Western Carolina at The Citadel | 2 p.m. | ESPN+

East Tennessee State at Furman | 2 p.m. | ESPN+

Bethune-Cookman at Jackson State | 2 p.m. | ESPN+

South Carolina State at Delaware State | 2 p.m. | ESPN3

Virginia Lynchburg at Tennessee Tech | 2:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Wisconsin at No. 25 Purdue | 3 p.m. | Big Ten Network

Jacksonville State at Sam Houston | 3 p.m. | ESPN+

Idaho State at Montana State | 3 p.m. | ESPN+

Western Illinois at South Dakota | 3 p.m. | ESPN+

Tennessee State at Eastern Illinois | 3 p.m. | ESPN+

Southeast Missouri State at UT Martin | 3 p.m. | ESPN+

Northern Iowa at South Dakota State | 3 p.m. | ESPN3

Charleston Southern at North Alabama | 3 p.m. | ESPN3

Austin Peay at Murray State | 3 p.m. | ESPN3

LSU at No. 12 Ole Miss | 3:30 p.m. | CBS

Clemson at No. 23 Pitt | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN

Maryland at Minnesota | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN2

No. 8 Oklahoma State at Iowa State | 3:30 p.m. | FOX

No. 10 Oregon at UCLA | 3:30 p.m. | ABC

BYU at Washington State | 3:30 p.m. | FS1

Colorado at Cal | 3:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

Western Michigan at Toledo | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN

Rice at UAB | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Miami (Ohio) at Ball State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Buffalo at Akron | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+

New Mexico at Wyoming | 3:30 p.m.

Missouri State at North Dakota State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Mississippi State at Vanderbilt | 4 p.m. | SEC Network

Boston College at Louisville | 4 p.m. | ACC Network

East Carolina at Houston | 4 p.m. | ESPNU

Liberty at North Texas | 4 p.m. | ESPN+

Weber State at Eastern Washington | 4 p.m. | ESPN+

Kennesaw State at Campbell | 4 p.m. | ESPN+

Southeastern Louisiana at Northwestern State | 4 p.m. | ESPN+

Colgate at Holy Cross | 5 p.m. | ESPN+

Wofford at Mercer | 6 p.m. | ESPN+

Tennessee at No. 4 Alabama | 7 p.m. | ESPN

South Alabama at UL Monroe | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

No. 22 San Diego State at Air Force | 7 p.m. | CBSSN

Nevada at Fresno State | 7 p.m. | FS2

Western Kentucky at FIU | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Temple at South Florida | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

No. 24 UTSA at Louisiana Tech | 7 p.m.

Central Arkansas at Lamar | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Midwestern State at Tarleton | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

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

Prairie View A&M at Southern | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

USC at No. 13 Notre Dame | 7:30 p.m. | NBC

No. 5 Ohio State at Indiana | 7:30 p.m. | ABC

West Virginia at TCU | 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU

South Carolina at No. 17 Texas A&M | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network

No. 18 NC State at Miami | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN2

Georgia Tech at Virginia | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network

Utah at Oregon State | 7:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

Montana at Idaho | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+

UC Davis at Cal Poly | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Northern Colorado at Southern Utah | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Stephen F. Austin at Dixie State | 9 p.m. | ESPN+

Northern Arizona at Sacramento State | 9 p.m. | ESPN+

New Mexico State at Hawai’i | 11:59 p.m.


Class A (at Kokomo) — Park Tudor (15-3-1) vs. Westview (15-5), 1 p.m.

Class A (at Evansville North) — Providence (14-3-3) vs. Cascade (13-5-1), 6 p.m.

Class 2A (at Kokomo) — FW Bishop Dwenger (13-4-2) vs. West Lafayette (17-1-2), 3 p.m.

Class 2A (at Evansville North) — Evansville Memorial (18-3-1) vs. Brebeuf Jesuit (12-7-4), 4 p.m.

Class 3A (at Kokomo) — Noblesville (18-1-1) vs. Chesterton (18-1-1), 5 p.m.

Class 3A (at Seymour) — Castle (20-1) vs. Carmel (15-3-2), 3 p.m.


Class A (at South Bend St. Joseph) — Andrean (14-3-3) vs. Tipton (10-4), 11 a.m.

Class A (at Providence) — Providence (13-5-1) vs. Heritage Christian (13-8), 1 p.m.

Class 2A (at South Bend St. Joseph) — Leo (19-0-2) vs. Mishawaka Marian (19-3), 1 p.m.

Class 2A (at Evansville North) — Evansville Memorial (18-3-1) vs. Brebeuf Jesuit (12-7-4), 4 p.m.

Class 3A (at South Bend St. Joseph) — Homestead (20-0) vs. South Bend St. Joseph (17-2-1), 3 p.m.

Class 3A (at Seymour) — Bloomington South (20-0-1) vs. Carmel (17-2-2), 5 p.m.



at LaPorte

Penn vs. LaPorte

Crown Point vs. Munster

At Noblesville

Fort Wayne Carroll vs. Fishers

McCutcheon vs. Homestead

At Greenfield Central

Yorktown vs. Cathedral

Brownsburg vs. Roncalli

At Bloomington North

Floyd Central vs. Castle

Center Grove vs. Columbus East


at Kankakee Valley

Culver Academies vs. West Lafayette

New Prairie vs. Hanover Central

At Norwell

Bellmont vs. Angola

Northwestern vs. NorthWood

At Danville

Ritter vs. Tri-West Hendricks

Brebeuf vs. Brownstown Central

At Charlestown

Greensburg vs. Evansville Memorial

Silver Creek vs. Barr Reeve


at Bremen

Fairfield vs. Andrean

North Judson vs. South Central

at Elwood

Madison Grant vs. Alexandria Monroe

South Adams vs. Rossville

At Cascade

Union County vs. Covenant Christian

South Putnam vs. Western Boone

at Mitchell

North Posey vs. Mitchell

Linton Stockton vs. South Ripley


at Culver

Southwood vs. Fort Wayne Blackhawk

Kouts vs. Triton

At Wes-Del

Seton Catholic vs. Lafayette Central Catholic

Daleville vs. South Newton

At Morristown

Bloomfield vs. Waldron

Indiana Deaf vs. Indianapolis Lutheran

At Loogootee

Lanesville vs. Springs Valley

Trinity Lutheran vs. Loogootee


South Bend Adams (3-6) at Goshen (4-5)

LaPorte (2-7) at Concord (8-1)

McCutcheon (1-7) at Zionsville (4-5)

Terre Haute North (3-6) at Indianapolis Cathedral (8-1)

Jeffersonville (3-5) at Floyd Central (3-6)

Lowell (6-3) at Highland (4-5)

Griffith (4-5) at Hobart (6-3)

South Bend Riley (1-5) at Kankakee Valley (3-6)

South Bend St. Joseph (2-7) at Logansport (5-2)

Plymouth (0-9) at New Prairie (7-2)

Culver Academy (6-3) at South Bend Clay (0-8)

DeKalb (1-8) at Wawasee (1-8)

Leo (9-0) at East Noble (6-2)

Northridge (5-4) at NorthWood (5-4)

Angola (2-7) at Columbia City (4-5)

Marion (4-4) at Fort Wayne Wayne (2-7)

Fort Wayne South (1-7) at Delta (4-5)

Jay County (3-6) at Mississinewa (6-2)

New Haven (4-5) at Huntington North (2-7)

Richmond (1-8) at Shelbyville (1-5)

Muncie Central (1-8) at Connersville (1-8)

Pendleton Heights (5-4) at Mount Vernon (Fortville) (8-1)

Greenfield-Central (6-3) at New Castle (2-7)

Indianapolis Chatard (5-4) at Frankfort (2-6)

Indianapolis Attucks (3-5) at Indianapolis Shortridge (2-4)

Beech Grove (3-6) at Lebanon (6-3)

Indianapolis Roncalli (9-0) at Western (6-3)

South Dearborn (6-3) at Madison (3-6)

Martinsville (5-4) at Silver Creek (5-3)

Mooresville (7-2) at Jennings County (1-8)

Greenwood (2-7) at East Central (7-2)

Evansville Memorial (7-2) at Evansville Harrison (2-7)

Evansville Reitz (3-6) at Boonville (2-6)

Northview (7-1) at Jasper (9-0)

Twin Lakes (2-7) at Hanover Central (8-1)

Calumet (6-3) at Knox (3-6)

Lakeland (3-6) at John Glenn (4-4)

West Noble (4-5) at Jimtown (7-2)

Mishawaka Marian (6-3) at South Bend Washington (3-4)

Tippecanoe Valley (9-0) at Garrett (4-5)

Norwell (8-1) at Maconaquah (2-5)

Northwestern (0-8) at Fort Wayne Concordia (1-7)

Oak Hill (7-2) at Bellmont (1-8)

Heritage (4-5) at Peru (6-2)

West Lafayette (9-0) at Brebeuf Jesuit (7-2)

Yorktown (5-4) at North Montgomery (3-4)

Hamilton Heights (6-3) at Guerin Catholic (2-7)

Crawfordsville (1-8) at Western Boone (5-4)

Indianapolis Ritter (0-9) at Christel House Manual (2-5)

West Vigo (3-4) at Tri-West (7-2)

Greencastle (6-3) at Danville (8-1)

Indian Creek (2-7) at Indianapolis Washington (3-5)

Vincennes Lincoln (1-8) at Princeton (2-7)

Edgewood (1-7) at Washington (0-8)

Brown County (4-5) at Pike Central (1-6)

Sullivan (7-2) at Owen Valley (7-1)

Scottsburg (6-3) at Brownstown Central (9-0)

Rushville (0-9) at Batesville (5-4)

Greensburg (3-4) at Charlestown (7-2)

Franklin County (6-3) at Lawrenceburg (8-1)

North Harrison (4-5) at Heritage Hills (7-2)

Corydon Central (0-8) at Evansville Bosse (2-7)

Salem (5-2) at Southridge (5-4)

Gibson Southern (8-1) at Mount Vernon (Posey) (8-1)

North Newton (6-3) at Rensselaer Central (5-4)

Wheeler (6-2) at Andrean (6-3)

Hammond Noll (1-6) at Boone Grove (1-6)

Whiting (3-6) at Bowman Academy (0-8)

Lewis Cass (3-5) at Delphi (6-3)

Wabash (2-6) at Pioneer (7-2)

Bremen (6-3) at Manchester (4-4)

LaVille (6-2) at Rochester (5-2)

Bluffton (4-5) at Eastside (9-0)

Whitko (1-8) at Central Noble (7-2)

Fairfield (4-5) at Fort Wayne Luers (8-1)

Prairie Heights (3-6) at Woodlan (3-6)

Eastern (Greentown) (7-2) at Eastbrook (8-0)

Lapel (7-2) at Frankton (3-6)

Blackford (1-7) at Tipton (8-1)

Alexandria (3-5) at Elwood (0-8)

South Vermillion (4-5) at Lafayette Central Catholic (5-4)

Southmont (5-4) at Cascade (3-6)

Monrovia (6-3) at North Putnam (2-6)

Speedway (7-2) at Seeger (5-4)

Heritage Christian (8-0) at Indianapolis Scecina (6-3)

Centerville (8-0) at Eastern Hancock (5-4)

Northeastern (5-4) at Winchester (5-4)

Providence (4-5) at Switzerland County (2-6)

Union County (4-4) at Paoli (5-2)

Triton Central (5-4) at Eastern (Pekin) (0-6)

Mitchell (3-5) at Clarksville (2-7)

North Posey (7-2) at Crawford County (2-5)

South Spencer (4-5) at North Knox (7-2)

Linton-Stockton (9-0) at Tell City (5-4)

Forest Park (3-6) at Evansville Mater Dei (7-2)

Caston (2-7) at South Central (Union Mills) (4-3)

South Newton (5-4) at Culver (2-5)

Winamac (7-0) at West Central (2-7)

Lake Station (2-5) at North Judson (6-3)

Clinton Prairie (4-4) at Clinton Central (2-7)

Traders Point Christian (4-5) at North White (4-3)

Frontier (1-8) at Carroll (Flora) (6-3)

Monroe Central (9-0) at Wes-Del (0-7)

South Adams (7-2) at Madison-Grant (4-5)

Southern Wells (0-9) at Taylor (0-5)

Union City (4-4) at Tri-Central (4-5)

Northfield (6-3) at Fremont (3-6)

North Miami (0-9) at Southwood (4-5)

Adams Central (8-1) at Churubusco (7-2)

Parke Heritage (7-2) at Attica (0-6)

North Vermillion (5-4) at South Putnam (7-2)

Fountain Central (3-6) at Covington (7-2)

Riverton Parke (2-6) at Cloverdale (0-7)

Indiana Deaf (5-3) at Covenant Christian (5-4)

Park Tudor (7-2) at Sheridan (7-2)

Edinburgh (5-4) at Indianapolis Lutheran (9-0)

North Decatur (4-4) at South Decatur (2-5)

Hagerstown (1-7) at Tri (7-2)

Knightstown (1-7) at Cambridge City Lincoln (0-5)

Springs Valley (7-1) at North Daviess (4-5)

Rock Creek Academy (1-7) at West Washington (3-4)

Eastern Greene (1-8) at Tecumseh (2-6)

Perry Central (7-2) at North Central (Farmersburg) (3-5)


Indianapolis gets in sync with 31-3 victory over Houston

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts finally figured out how to deliver a knockout punch Sunday.

They capitalized on turnovers, made big plays at timely moments and, yes, even managed to protect a late lead.

Carson Wentz threw two long TD passes, Jonathan Taylor ran for two more scores and a stifling defense closed out a critical 31-3 victory over Houston.

“We had to feel what it feels like to win this way,” coach Frank Reich said. “Defensively, getting turnovers. Offensively, getting those chunk plays, and special teams playing solid. It was a good step, but we know we’ve got to get a lot better.”

For the Colts, it was a desperately needed turnaround just six days after a national television audience watched their embarrassing fourth-quarter collapse at Baltimore.

This time, the Colts seized control quickly in the second half – and the defense held up against the struggling Texans, who have lost five straight.

Indy, meanwhile, has won two of its last three and can move within one game of the AFC South lead – if Buffalo beats Tennessee on Monday.

Now, the Colts have some momentum and perhaps a successful blueprint to use in the final 11 games.

“The way we were able to finish this game, the right way, I think was big to help us get going,” Wentz said.

What changed from Monday?

Indy’s offense delivered a decisive second-half scoring flurry – and the defense never backed down.

Two-time All-Pro linebacker Darius Leonard picked off rookie quarterback Davis Mills on Houston’s first play of the third quarter. Wentz capitalized two plays later with a 28-yard TD pass to Mo Alie-Cox for a 17-3 lead.

Taylor started Indy’s next series with an 83-yard run and capped it with a 4-yard TD rush to make it 24-3.

The Texans spent the rest of the game futilely playing catch-up and getting nowhere as Taylor sealed the victory with an 11-yard TD run with 4:47 left.

All Houston could muster was Ka’imi Fairbairn’s 31-yard field goal late in the first half.

“I felt like when we came out in the second half, it was very important for us to get a stop and we got the stop,” coach David Culley said. “But the next series, we throw an interception and then they get a big play and then it snowballed from there.”

Joe Burrow throws 3 TDs as Bengals rout winless Lions 34-11

Joe Burrow was able to rest his voice on the road with a rout, quieting frustrated fans at Ford Field, a week after getting sent to the hospital after taking a hit to the throat.

Burrow tied a career high with three touchdown passes and he helped the Cincinnati Bengals match last year’s victory total with a 34-11 rout against the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

“The sky is the limit,” Burrow said.

Facing the lowly Lions can certainly help any team play up to its potential.

The Bengals (4-2) were 4-11 last season, a year after winning just two games during coach Zac Taylor’s debut season.

Detroit (0-6) trailed 10-0 at halftime and could not rally in the second half as it did in closely contested setbacks against San Francisco, Baltimore and Minnesota. The Lions failed to score until Austin Seibert made a 35-yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter.

“That was brutal,” said first-year coach Dan Campbell, who looked and sounded more furious than he did after previous losses. “We weren’t even in that fight.”

The Lions are the NFL’s only winless team this season and have lost 10 straight, going back to last year, for the league’s longest active losing streak.

“We have been on an incline, getting better every week, but we didn’t do that today,” said Detroit cornerback Amani Oruwariye, who picked off Burrow for his career-high third interception. “We still haven’t played our best football, but today wasn’t close.”

Burrow finished 19 of 29 for 271 yards, including a 24-yard touchdown pass to rookie running back Chris Evans on the game’s opening drive. He threw a short pass to Joe Mixon on fourth down that the running back turned into a 40-yard score to on the opening possession of the second half to give Cincinnati a 17-0 lead. The second-year quarterback tossed a 2-yard touchdown to C.J. Uzomah early in the fourth, putting the Bengals ahead 27-0.

Burrow did throw one interception, but the Lions failed to take advantage as they did with many opportunities in their latest loss.

Jared Goff was 28 of 42 for 202 yards with an interception.

Murray throws 4 TD passes, unbeaten Cardinals batter Browns

CLEVELAND (AP) As loud music blasted inside Arizona’s locker room, players danced and could be heard shouting “undefeated” while coach Kliff Kingsbury smiled at the wild scene via a FaceTime call from home.

The Cardinals survived – undaunted and perfect.

Kyler Murray threw four touchdown passes as the Cardinals remained the NFL’s only unbeaten team and continued their best start since 1974 – without Kingsbury on Sunday – with a 37-14 win over the battered, reeling Cleveland Browns.

The Cardinals (6-0) built a 20-0 lead in the first half and kept their perfect record intact despite not having Kingsbury or star linebacker Chandler Jones, who both tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

“It was a rough week,” said Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, who took on some of Kingsbury’s duties. “No one wavered. No one blinked. Every day it was bad news.”

Murray connected with DeAndre Hopkins for two TDs, and Arizona’s shifty quarterback came up with a clutch play whenever the Cardinals needed one.

Following the game, owner Michael Bidwell reached Kingsbury, who was able to talk to several players and coaches.

“I couldn’t really hear him because it was pretty loud,” said Murray, who joked that Kingsbury’s absence allowed him to freelance a little more. “It might be a product of not having a coach out there. I have a little more leeway without him.”

Murray said he and his teammates weren’t unfazed by the succession of COVID-19 cases.

“I think we were even more excited because the odds seemed stacked against us,” Murray said. “It was on us to give them our best.”

The Browns (3-3) have lost two straight under coach Kevin Stefanski for the first time and Cleveland has bigger concerns, most notably a growing list of major injuries.

The latest was to running back Kareem Hunt, carted to the locker room in the fourth quarter with a calf injury. Coach Kevin Stefanski said Hunt did not injure his Achilles tendon and will undergo further imaging on Monday.

Cleveland was already missing star running back Nick Chubb (calf) and the Browns, who host Denver on Thursday night, played without both their starting offensive tackles.

Also, quarterback Baker Mayfield reinjured his left shoulder and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. briefly left with a shoulder issue. Mayfield committed three turnovers: two fumbles and an interception.

Mayfield’s left arm was in a sling as addressed the media following the game.

“I mean, it dislocated again and then slipped out again on a non-contact play, so just got to figure out a way to get better,” said Mayfield, who was asked if he plans to play Thursday night.

“Absolutely,” he said.

The Browns were trailing 23-14 when Cardinals star defensive end J.J. Watt chased down Mayfield and forced a fumble by sweeping out the QB’s legs. Mayfield stayed down for several minutes – with Watt kneeling nearby – and was twice examined in the medical tent, but stayed in.

After his fumble, Murray made the Browns pay by throwing a 9-yard pass to a wide-open Hopkins to put the Cardinals ahead 30-14.

Later, Hunt was not targeted on a pass play and the bruising back crumpled to the ground without contact. He was unable to put any weight on his leg while being assisted to the sideline.

Arizona learned Friday it would be without Kingsbury, the team’s play caller, along with quarterbacks coach Cam Turner and defensive linemen Zach Allen after positive COVID-19 tests. They were already going to be missing Jones and then defensive linemen Corey Peters was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list before the game.

Rodgers throws 2 TDs, runs for 1 as Packers beat Bears 24-14

CHICAGO (AP) Aaron Rodgers didn’t need to say it. He couldn’t resist.

Rodgers turned toward the crowd after running for a touchdown to help secure yet another win for Green Bay over Chicago. Then, he yelled, “I still own you! I still own you!”

Who would argue?

Rodgers threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, leading the Packers to a 24-14 victory over the Bears on Sunday.

“I love playing in Soldier Field,” Rodgers said. “I said this week I have a lot of respect for the fans. I’m sure there’s a little bit of respect coming back my way, not a lot of love I’m sure. Had a lot of great moments on this field, a lot of great battles.”

The Packers (5-1) beat the Bears (3-3) for the 20th time in 23 games counting the playoffs and improved to 22-5 with Rodgers as the starter against Chicago. They also prevented their rivals from tying them for the NFC North lead.

Rodgers shook off a sluggish start, throwing a 1-yard touchdown to Allen Lazard in the second quarter and a 12-yarder to Aaron Jones in the third, making it 17-7.

Rodgers put away the Bears after Justin Fields threw a 5-yard touchdown to Darnell Mooney, cutting the lead to three with 8:44 left. He scrambled in from the 6 to cap a 75-yard drive, bumping the lead back up to 10. He then turned toward the crowd and yelled, “I still own you! I still own you!”

Rodgers joked about blacking out and said: “I looked up in the stands, and in the front row, all I saw was a woman giving me the double bird. I’m not sure what came out of my mouth next.”

Rodgers finished 17 of 23 for 195 yards and a 128 passer rating.

Davante Adams caught four passes for 89 yards, including a 41-yarder that helped set up Rodgers’ TD scramble. Jones ran for 76 yards and caught four passes for 34, helping the Packers remain unbeaten since a season-opening 38-3 loss to New Orleans in Jacksonville.

“I think it shows we will be OK,” Jones said. “It shows we can win games in multiple ways. We have the leaders that we need. We have everybody in the locker room that we need to get the job, just continue to put the work in and stack success.”

Prescott TD pass lifts Cowboys to 35-29 OT win over Pats

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Dak Prescott wasn’t going to let anything prevent him from enjoying the moment.

While his team celebrated around him after he threw 35-yard touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb in overtime to beat the New Patriots 35-29 Sunday, the Cowboys quarterback felt pain in his right calf.

It wasn’t the perfect ending, but he was willing to accept it after he helped Dallas survive a wild finish and earn its first victory over Bill Belichick’s Patriots.

“Just came down funny. Didn’t like what I felt,” said Prescott, who wore a walking boot to his postgame news conference. “Life keeps throwing punches and I’m gonna keep throwing them back. … But I’ll be fine. I’ll promise you that.”

Dallas hadn’t won at New England since 1987 and was 0-5 against Belichick. The Cowboys (5-1) have won five straight, their longest winning streak since 2016.

The Cowboys led 17-14 entering the fourth quarter, and that’s when the fun began. The teams traded five scores in the period, three in the final 2 1/2 minutes.

New England (2-4) was clinging to a 21-20 lead when sensational Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs intercepted rookie Mac Jones and returned it 42 yards for a touchdown – his seventh pick and second pick-six of the season – to put Dallas ahead 26-20. On the next play from scrimmage, Jones hit Kendrick Bourne for a 75-yard score. Jones then hooked up with Jakobi Meyers for the 2-point conversion.

But Prescott led the Cowboys on a 40-yard drive and Greg Zuerlein’s 49-yard field goal sent the game to overtime. Dallas ended it after New England punted on its first possession in OT as the Patriots dropped to 0-4 at home for the first time in Belichick’s 22 years as coach.

“We went toe-to-toe with them for 60 minutes,” Belichick said. “They just made a few more plays than we did.”

Prescott, whose calf injury will be evaluated further on Monday, finished 35 of 51 for 445 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Lamb had nine catches for 149 yards and two scores.

Jones finished 15 of 21 for 229 yards, two touchdowns and that critical interception, and Damien Harris rushed 18 times for 101 yards and a score.

The Patriots, who came in allowing 19.2 points per game, did a decent job keeping Dallas’ second-ranked offense at bay until Prescott broke through in the second half. He hit Lamb for a 1-yard touchdown in the corner of the end zone to make it 17-14 in the third quarter.

Dallas extended its lead on Zuerlein’s 45-yard field goal early in the fourth.

But New England responded, getting into the red zone on a 21-yard run by Damien Harris. Five plays later, Rhamondre Stevenson ran it in from 1 yard out and the Patriots nudged back in front.

Dallas had a chance to retake the lead before Diggs’ interception, but Zuerlein’s 51-yard field goal attempt missed wide left with 2:47 remaining.

New England got the ball first in overtime and picked up one first down, but Jones’ pass on third-and-3 was incomplete. The Patriots punted and they didn’t get the ball back.

Prescott led the Cowboys 80 yards in seven plays, ending the game when he faked a handoff, rolled right and found a wide-open Lamb, who waltzed into the end zone.

“Just to be able to show the resiliency all night long in all those different moments and be able to have a chance at the end to win it and us to do it speaks volumes,” Prescott said.

Watt forces fumble in overtime, Steelers edge Seahawks 23-20

PITTSBURGH (AP) Chris Boswell hit a 36-yard field goal with 2:50 left in overtime to give the Pittsburgh Steelers a 23-20 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night.

Boswell’s third field goal of the game came three plays after Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt forced Seattle quarterback Geno Smith to fumble deep in Seahawks territory. Pittsburgh inside linebacker Devin Bush scooped it up to give the Steelers possession. Two snaps to center the ball in the middle of the field set up Boswell to win it.

Pittsburgh (3-3) won its second straight thanks in large part to Watt, who collected two of his team’s five sacks and helped the defense right itself after a third-quarter soon let the Seahawks rally from a 14-point halftime deficit.

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 229 yards and a touchdown and rookie running back Najee Harris added 83 yards rushing and caught his second scoring toss of the season. Eric Ebron scored the third rushing touchdown of his career as the Steelers found creative ways to move the ball with star wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster lost for the season with a shoulder injury.

Smith, starting in place of injured Russell Wilson, completed 23 of 32 passes for 209 yards and a touchdown in his first start in nearly four years. Alex Collins ran for 101 yards while filling in for injured starter Chris Carson, but Smith’s late miscue dropped Seattle to 2-4.

The Seahawks played the final 3:10 of regulation and overtime without linebacker Darrell Taylor, who left on a stretcher and was taken to the hospital with an undisclosed injury. Taylor fell to the ground during a 3-yard gain by Harris with the Steelers driving near midfield. Taylor was on the ground for more than 10 minutes while being attended to by medical staff. Players from both sides came out to offer support.

NBC reported Taylor had movement and feeling in all of his extremities.

Boswell hit a 52-yard field goal with 1:29 to go in regulation to put Pittsburgh in front 20-17.

Seattle was driving when Smith connected with D.K. Metcalfe near the Seahawks sideline. Rather than step out of bounds with his team out of timeouts, Metcalfe curiously opted to turn upfield. The ball was stripped out of his hands by Pittsburgh’s James Pierre. Seattle wide receiver Freddie Swain fell on it at the Steelers 25.

Smith scrambled to get the Seahawks to the line of scrimmage and appeared to spike the ball with a second left. Officials, however, halted the game to review whether Metcalfe caught the pass inbounds. The call stood on review and the game clock was reset to 3 seconds, giving Smith enough time to spike it so Jason Myers could come on and pull the Seahawks even at the gun with a 43-yard field goal.

The teams traded punts to start overtime. Watt, however, harassed Smith into the kind of mistakes that doomed him frequently earlier in his career while starting for the New York Jets.

Even with 10 days to prepare for his first start since Dec. 3, 2017, while playing for the New York Giants, Smith struggled to develop any sort of rhythm during a first half in which the Seahawks managed just three first downs and 65 total yards.

The Steelers weren’t much better in the early going against the NFL’s worst defense. They punted at the end of their first three possessions before Roethlisberger finally got rolling. His 5-yard flip to Harris gave the Steelers a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter and Pittsburgh doubled its advantage late in the half when a 14-play, 84-yard drive ended with an ingenious handoff to tight end Eric Ebron on a jet sweep. Ebron tumbled into the end zone and after the Seahawks flailed one last time before the break, the Steelers appeared to be in complete control.

It was a mirage.

Rather than rely on Smith to get back in it, the Seahawks instead turned to a running game missing starter Chris Carson, who went on injured reserve Saturday due to a lingering neck injury.

It hardly mattered. Relying almost exclusively on the run, Seattle bullied its way back into the game only to let an opportunity to steal one on the road slip away.


There have been 22 games with a game-winning score in the final minute of regulation or in overtime this season, the most such games through the first six weeks all-time.

Both Dallas and Minnesota earned overtime victories in Week 6. At least one game has gone to overtime in each of the first six weeks of the 2021 season, marking the second time ever (2018) that a season has featured at least one overtime game in each of its first six weeks.

With two games remaining in Week 6, 10 games have gone to overtime this season, tied with the 1983 season (10 games) for the second-most through the first six weeks of a season all-time. Only the 1995 season (12 games) had more.

The ARIZONA CARDINALS, the last remaining undefeated team, improved to 6-0 for the first time since 1974 with their 37-14 win over Cleveland.

At Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Jacksonville overcame a 10-point deficit to win, 23-20, over Miami. Jaguars rookie quarterback TREVOR LAWRENCE (22 years old, 319 passing yards) and Dolphins quarterback TUA TAGOVAILOA (23 years old, 329 passing yards) each recorded at least 300 passing yards on Sunday.

It marked the second game in NFL history in which two quarterbacks under the age of 24 each passed for at least 300 yards in the same game. The only other time this occurred was on December 20, 2020, when Philadelphia’s JALEN HURTS (22 years old, 338 passing yards) and Arizona’s KYLER MURRAY (23 years old, 406 passing yards) each passed for at least 300 yards in the same game.

Jaguars kicker MATTHEW WRIGHT, who kicked a game-winning 53-yard field goal, became the third kicker to register a game-winning field goal with no time remaining in an international NFL game, joining MATT PRATER (Week 8, 2014 at Wembley Stadium in London, England) and MATT BRYANT (Week 13, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada).

Baltimore quarterback LAMAR JACKSON totaled 218 yards (167 passing, 51 rushing) with one touchdown pass in the Ravens’ 34-6 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Jackson, who turns 25 years old in January, earned his 35th-career win as a starting quarterback and surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (34 wins) for the most wins by a quarterback prior to his 25th birthday in NFL history.

Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES passed for 397 yards with two touchdowns, while tight end TRAVIS KELCE had eight receptions for 99 yards in the Chiefs’ 31-13 win at Washington.

Mahomes has 29 career games with at least 300 passing yards, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer KURT WARNER (29 games) for the most such games by a player in his first five seasons in NFL history.

Kelce has 78 career games with at least five receptions, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer SHANNON SHARPE (78 games) for the fourth-most such games by a tight end in NFL history. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer TONY GONZALEZ (139 games), JASON WITTEN (130) and ANTONIO GATES (96) have more.

Making his 75th career start, Dallas quarterback DAK PRESCOTT passed for 445 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for a 108.7 rating while cornerback TREVON DIGGS registered a 42-yard interception return for a touchdown in the Cowboys’ 35-29 overtime win at New England.

Prescott has 39 games with passer rating of 100-or-higher and surpassed PHILIP RIVERS (38 games) for the third-most such games by a player in his first 75 career starts in NFL history. Only AARON RODGERS (43 games) and TONY ROMO (41) had more.

Diggs leads the league with seven interceptions and joined Pro Football Hall of Famer ROD WOODSON (1993) as the only players since 1970 with seven interceptions in their team’s first six games of the season.

Diggs became the second player in the Super Bowl era to record at least one interception in each of his team’s first six games of a season, joining BRIAN RUSSELL (first six games in 2003).

Cincinnati quarterback JOE BURROW passed for 271 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for a 115.7 rating, while rookie wide receiver JA’MARR CHASE led the team with 97 receiving yards in the Bengals’ 34-11 win at Detroit.

Burrow, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, has at least two touchdown passes in each of the Bengals’ first six games this season and joined Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (first 10 games in 1984) as the only first- or second-year quarterbacks with at least two touchdown passes in each of their team’s first six games of a season in NFL history.

Chase has 553 receiving yards this season, the second-most receiving yards by a rookie in his first six career games in the Super Bowl era. Only ANQUAN BOLDIN (592 receiving yards in 2003) had more.

Minnesota quarterback KIRK COUSINS passed for 373 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 112.6 rating in the Vikings’ 34-28 overtime win at Carolina.

Cousins has 20 career games with at least 300 passing yards, three touchdown passes and a passer rating of 110-or-higher, surpassing AARON RODGERS (19 games) for the most such games by quarterback in his first 10 seasons in NFL history.

Other notable performances from Sunday include:

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver COOPER KUPP recorded nine receptions for 130 yards and two touchdowns in the team’s 38-11 win at the New York Giants.

Kupp, who also had two touchdown receptions in Week 2 and Week 3, is the first player since JULIUS THOMAS (2014) with at least two touchdown catches in three of his team’s first six games of a season.

Kupp has 46 receptions for 653 yards and seven touchdowns this season and joined Pro Football Hall of Famer MARVIN HARRISON (45 catches for 709 yards and eight touchdown receptions in 1999) as the only players with at least 45 catches, 650 receiving yards and seven touchdown receptions in their team’s first six games of a season in NFL history.

Reports: LSU, coach Orgeron to part ways at end of season

(AP) — LSU and coach Ed Orgeron have agreed to part ways after this season, according to multiple media reports Sunday, 21 months after he led the Tigers to a national championship with what is considered one of the greatest teams in college football history.

Sports Illustrated was first to report that Orgeron would not return to LSU in 2022 but is expected to coach out the rest of the season for the Tigers. LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette declined to comment on the reports.

The timing of the decision Sunday – the day after the Tigers (4-3) upset Florida – comes as a surprise, though the end for Coach O at LSU seemed to be approaching soon after a blowout loss to Kentucky last week.

The win over Florida at home on Saturday made LSU 9-8 since beating Clemson in New Orleans for the national championship on Jan. 13, 2020.

Orgeron is 49-17 with the Tigers in six seasons, including 15-0 in 2019 when Joe Burrow won a Heisman Trophy and LSU earned its third national championship in 17 seasons – coming with three different coaches.

Orgeron received a six-year contract extension after the 2019 season. According to USA Today, he is scheduled to make $9 million this season, the second-highest salary in major college football behind Alabama’s Nick Saban.

His buyout, according to USA Today, was more than $17 million if he was let go before Dec. 1.

LSU slipped to 5-5 during the pandemic-altered 2020 season, but expectations were still high that the Tigers would be back among the top teams in the Southeastern Conference this year after Orgeron overhauled his coaching staff.

Instead, LSU suffered a high-profile loss at UCLA in September and the season slid from there.

Orgeron becomes the second SEC coach to be let go two years removed from a national title, joining Gene Chizik of Auburn. The Auburn Tigers won the BCS championship with Cam Newton in 2010 but went winless in SEC play in 2012 and Chizik was out.

Orgeron, a Louisiana native, became LSU’s head coach after being named interim four games into the 2016 season following the midseason firing of Les Miles, who had also won a national title with the Tigers.

Orgeron went 6-2 as interim coach and was given a long-term contract by then-athletic director Joe Alleva.

Scott Woodward, previously the AD at Washington and LSU, replaced Alleva at LSU in 2019.

LSU won nine games in 2017 and 10 in 2018 before everything came together in 2019, with Burrow and a slew of players who went on to become first-round NFL draft picks. That team was quickly stripped down of many of its key parts, with players entering the draft and key coaches leaving for other jobs.

Co-offensive coordinator Joe Brady, credited with being the architect of a record-setting offense in 2019, left for an NFL gig with the Carolina Panthers and defensive coordinator Dave Aranda become the head coach at Baylor.

AP Top 25: Cincinnati up to No. 2; Purdue snaps poll drought

(AP) — Cincinnati moved up to No. 2 behind Georgia in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday, the first time a team from outside the traditional power conferences has been ranked that high since 2010.

The Bulldogs remained a unanimous No. 1 with 63 first-place votes in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank and the Bearcats inched up a spot, taking advantage of Iowa’s loss to Purdue on Saturday.

The Hawkeyes dropped nine places to No. 11 and the Boilermakers moved into the rankings at No. 25, snapping the longest current AP poll drought for a Power Five school. The Boilermakers were last ranked in 2007.

Oklahoma is No. 3, followed by Alabama and Ohio State.

Unbeaten Cincinnati from the American Athletic Conference reached a new best ranking in program history and is the first team to reach No. 2 from outside a Power Five or BCS conference since TCU finished second in 2010, when it went undefeated as a member of the Mountain West.

Boise State, then a member of the Western Athletic Conference, spent three weeks at No. 2 in 2010.

Oklahoma State moved up to No. 8 after beating Texas and is in the top 10 for the first time since early in the 2020 season.


Seven ranked teams lost on Saturday, including five to unranked teams, increasing the total on the season to 47.

In each of the last three weeks, a top-three team has lost to an unranked team, starting with Stanford over then-No. 3 Oregon on Oct. 2.

Texas A&M knocked off then-No. 1 Alabama last week before Iowa was upset at home.


All those losses by ranked teams shook up the back half of the rankings and put five new teams in the poll this week, including one that has never been there before.

– No. 19 Auburn (5-2) is back in the rankings after a road victory against Arkansas.

– No. 20 Baylor (6-1) returned to the Top 25 with a convincing victory against BYU.

– No. 23 Pittsburgh (6-1) is ranked for the first time this season. Quarterback Kenny Pickett and the Panthers thumped Virginia Tech on Saturday. Pitt has been briefly ranked in four of the last six seasons but never higher than 21st.

– With Purdue (4-2) slipping into the rankings, Kansas takes over the top spot on the list of longest current runs without being ranked among Power Five schools. The Jayhawks were last ranked in October 2009. Up next are Illinois, Rutgers, Oregon State and Vanderbilt.

– No. 24 Texas-San Antonio (7-0) is unbeaten and ranked for the first time in the history of the program. The Roadrunners have only been playing at the highest level of Division I football since 2012. They are the first Conference USA team to make the Top 25 this season.


Florida fell out of the rankings for the first time this season after the Gators were beaten by LSU on Saturday.

That leaves the state of Florida with no ranked teams, a rare occurrence in recent poll history. The last time it happened was 2011, when six times the Sunshine State did not have a single ranked team.

– Arkansas’ three-game losing streak has dropped the Razorbacks from the rankings after a five-week run.

– Arizona State is out again after losing to Utah.

– BYU lost for the second straight week and is unranked for the first time since last month.

– Texas is back … to be being unranked after the Longhorns blew a double-digit, second-half lead for the second consecutive week.


Big Ten – 6 (Nos. 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 25).

SEC – 6 (Nos. 1, 4, 12, 15, 17, 19).

ACC – 3 (Nos. 16, 18, 23).

Big 12 – 3 (Nos. 3, 8, 20).

American – 2 (Nos. 2, 21).

Pac-12 – 1 (No. 10).

Conference USA – 1 (No. 24).

Mountain West – 1 (No. 22).

Sun Belt – 1 (No. 14).

Independent – 1 (No. 13).


For the first time this season, the college football schedule has no games matching ranked teams.

Chicago wins first WNBA title with 80-74 win over Phoenix

CHICAGO (AP) Candace Parker returned home to bring Chicago a championship. She did just that, leading the Sky to the franchise’s first title.

Allie Quigley scored 26 points and Parker added 16 points, 13 rebounds and five assists and Chicago beat the Phoenix Mercury 80-74 on Sunday in Game 4.

“This one is so sweet,” a champagne-soaked Parker said. “To do it with this group. I love this group, I love this team. And to do it here at home, it was just supposed to be.”

Courtney Vandersloot added 10 points and 15 assists for the Sky, who won the series 3-1, rallying from a 72-65 deficit with 4:42 left. Chicago scored the next nine points to take a two-point lead on Stefanie Dolson’s layup. She then added another basket to make it 76-72 with 45.8 seconds left.

Diana Taurasi was fouled on the next possession shooting a 3-pointer and made the first two free throws, but missed the third.

Vandersloot then scored in the lane to seal the victory and set off the celebration. As the final buzzer sounded, Parker sprinted to the corner of the court and hugged her family with tears in her eyes.

“It was amazing to just hug my dad and my mom,” Parker said. “It was just an amazing feeling to be from here and see so many people in the stands that have been supporting you since you started. It’s just a moment where you just have to really take it in.”

It was a full-circle moment for Parker, who triumphantly returned home to Chicago this season after spending 13 years with Los Angeles. She has been continually called the Sky’s missing piece throughout the playoffs, a label she proved accurate many times during Chicago’s stunning run, winning the title as a six-seed.

“It feels amazing. My high school coach is here,” Parker said. “I know Pat’s (Summitt) watching. Got the whole city here. We got the whole city here. We are champions for life now.”

Brittney Griner was a focal point of Phoenix’s offense early on. The seven-time All-Star finished the game with 28 points, 18 of which came in the first half. Griner and guard Skylar Diggins-Smith helped lead a 9-0 run to finish the second quarter and give Phoenix a 44-37 edge at halftime.

Yet, Quigley’s fourth-quarter outburst ultimately undid any attempts Phoenix could make to stave off elimination.

“It wasn’t our night,” Phoenix coach Sandy Brondello said. “Allie made some really big shots for them. We left her open, and she made them. It would be nice to be going back to a Game 5 now, but it’s not going to happen this year.”

The Phoenix Mercury players declined to come to the postgame press conference.

Parker initially had trouble getting into a rhythm offensively, going one for six from the floor with just four points by the end of the first half.

Phoenix’s lead stretched to 14 at one point in the third, but the deficit wasn’t big enough to shake Chicago’s confidence down the stretch.

“We stayed together,” Sky coach James Wade said. “It was a microcosm of our season, where you go down and you keep pushing. By the end of it, the crowd took over, our players stayed together and you started to see who we were. I never doubted for a minute that we were going to win that game.”

Kahleah Copper, who had been a force in the first four games of the finals, earned MVP honors of the championship.

“I have this edginess and grittiness about me that’s going to keep me going,” Copper said. “It was very important for me to be consistent coming in this year and better than I was last year. You put the work in and you get rewarded.”


After the game, Parker mentioned a picture she took with her daughter on the court after she won her first championship with Los Angeles. She keeps the photo on her wall, and her daughter’s desire to be part of a similar moment helped convince Parker to come back home.

“I asked her if it was OK if I came to Chicago,” Parker said. “And she was like `I want another picture like that.’ It’s crazy, because she came out to the court and said `we did it,’ and it was just surreal.”


Emotions were high for both teams right from the start, as Taurasi and Copper were each hit with technical fouls within a 50-second span in the first quarter.


The Sky drew a sell-out crowd despite the Chicago Bears hosting the rival Green Bay Packers just down the street at Soldier Field. Chance the Rapper was once again in attendance to support his hometown team.


Chicago coach James Wade became the third Black male coach to win a WNBA championship, joining Michael Cooper who did it with the Los Angeles Sparks and Corey Gaines, who did it with Phoenix. … Phoenix had been 4-0 in the WNBA Finals after losses until Sunday’s defeat.

Larson wins at Texas for 1st spot in NASCAR’s championship 4

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Kyle Larson was willing to play it smart in the closing laps at Texas. He also had a fast car that stayed in front through all of the restarts to secure the first of the four championship-contending spots in NASCAR’s season finale.

Larson led 256 of 334 laps at the 1 1/2-mile track and got his eighth win this season. He led the final 218 laps, staying in front through seven restarts in the final stage that included three late after incidents involving playoff contenders Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr.

“Even if I didn’t come out with the lead or the win or whatever, I wanted to play it smart and take what I could get,” Larson said. “But I got good shoves from behind every restart, and it allowed me to get clear into the lead into (Turn) 1 and do some blocking for a few laps. … We had a great race car to allow me to be aggressive with the blocks, and fast too.”

Already with a significant points lead, after closing out the second elimination round a week earlier with a win on the road course at Charlotte, the opening race in the round of eight provided the first chance to get into the championship four Nov. 7 in Phoenix

There were two laps remaining on the final restart, and with a push from playoff contender Brad Keselowski, Larson was able to stay out in front of teammate William Byron.

“Kyle really deserves it, they’ve been awesome all year, flawless on pit road and they do everything right,” Byron said.

The seven remaining playoff contenders leave Texas with two more chances to advance for a title shot, with Kansas and Martinsville left before the finale. Texas had always been the eighth of the final 10 races, and the middle race of the third and final elimination round, before this season.

Ryan Blaney, Hamlin and Kyle Busch are above the cutline going to Kansas, where Busch won earlier this year. Defending Cup champion Chase Elliott is fifth, ahead of Keselowski, Truex and Logano.

Larson’s first appearance in NASCAR’s championship four comes in the same season that Rick Hendrick gave him an opportunity to get back into the Cup Series. He also won at Texas in the $1 million, non-points All-Star race in June.

The 29-year-old Larson, who made his Cup debut in 2013, also won in his previous All-Star race, in 2019 with Chip Ganassi Racing. But he missed the big-money exhibition last year and the rest of that season while suspended for using a racial slur during a livestream while in a virtual race when NASCAR was on pause during the pandemic. That cost him nearly every sponsor, his seat with Ganassi and nearly his career before Hendrick signed him before this season.

“We’re going to race for a championship. This is crazy,” Larson said.

Keselowski’s fourth-place finish was the best among the other playoff drivers, with Blaney, Elliott and Busch finishing sixth through eighth.

“Well, we didn’t need all those yellows,” Keselowski said. “We needed the long runs to be able to keep them honest. We had long-run speed, but the 5 and 24 were just blistering fast on the restart and drove away from me. I just wanted some laps to let their stuff wear down.”

Hamlin was on the outside of a three-wide situation with 20 laps remaining when Blaney made contact with the No. 11 Toyota. The tire rub eventually blew, and sent Hamlin into a spin, though he was able to get to pit road and stay on the lead lap. Hamlin had more contact later that damaged his splitter and finished 11th.

“We just didn’t have a fast enough car, I thought we were probably fifth at best, honestly, and then two wrecks at the end,” Hamlin said. “This car is destroyed.”

Truex was later done after contact with Daniel Suarez that sent him hard into the wall.

Logano, who was already eighth in points, was the first of the playoff drivers out at Texas, when his engine blew with 34 laps to go.

“Now we know what we have to do the next two weeks … we’ve got to go find a way to win,” said Logano, 43 points under the cutline.

Busch was the only playoff contender in the vicinity of a huge backstretch crash only 31 laps into the race, though he took only some minimal contact on the back of the No. 18 Toyota when scooting through the melee. He was back in the field after serving a penalty for speeding on pit road during the competition caution. He took more new tires as a precaution, then went on to win the first stage.

“I mean we probably missed four or five points there at the end of the day, but we missed four or five points at the stage as well too. So that’s what we missed out on,” Busch said. “Certainly the 5 and the 24 were the class of the field again. You know, we’re just slow.”

McIlroy pulls away to win CJ Cup at Summit in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) Rory McIlroy felt as though he had been spinning his wheels for the last five months as he tried to get better and instead got nowhere. It took the Ryder Cup for him to realize what he had was always good enough.

McIlroy shifted into high gear in Las Vegas.

Starting nine shots behind on the weekend, McIlroy followed a 62 by closing with a 6-under 66 for a one-shot victory over Collin Morikawa on Sunday in the CJ Cup at Summit, his 20th career victory on the PGA Tour.

“I know that when I do the things that I do well, this is what I’m capable of,” McIlroy said. “It’s just a matter of me getting back to playing golf and playing golf my way. That starts with being creative and being visual and maybe sort of sifting through the technical thoughts.”

He was creative enough to hit a flop shot over the bunker to a tucked in for an important par save, allowing him to stay tied with hard-charging Morikawa and move past a fading Rickie Fowler to start the back nine.

And instead of chipping from short of the green on the par-5 14th, he went with putter and got the pace right to hole a 35-foot eagle putt to seize control at The Summit Club.

McIlroy is the 39th player to win at least 20 times on the PGA Tour, and it’s his fifth straight PGA Tour season with at least one win. That gives him lifetime membership as soon as he completes 15 years as a tour member, which is two seasons away.

“At least I’ve got the wins,” he said.

Fowler, who started the final round with a two-shot lead as he tried to end nearly three years without a victory, faded with a pair of three-putts and shot 71 to tie for third.

“Obviously, disappointed, but this is a big step in the right direction with where we’ve been in the last two years,” Fowler said.

The threat came from Morikawa, a member at The Summit Club, who shot 29 on the front to get in the mix and closed with an eagle for a 62. That forced McIlroy to play mistake-free after his big eagle putt on the 14th, and he never came close to a bogey in finishing at 25-under 263.

“It is a big carrot,” McIlroy said of the 20 wins. “I didn’t know it would be this week.”

It was similar to his first win on the PGA Tour in 2010 at Quail Hollow. McIlroy was nine shots behind going into the weekend at that tournament and closed with rounds of 66-62 to win.

McIlroy, along with a fifth straight PGA Tour season with a victory, now has multiple wins in a calendar year for the seventh time in his career. His other win was the Wells Fargo Championship in early May.

The turning point might have been his most frustrating moment – 0-3 at the Ryder Cup until winning his Sunday singles. By then, the Americans were well on their way to winning and McIlroy’s fought back tears in an emotional interview when his match was over.

All he could do was win his point, and he did whatever that took. And a light came on.

“I wasn’t trying to be perfect, I wasn’t trying to hit shots that I wasn’t comfortable hitting, I just went out there to try to win my match and I did,” McIlroy said. “I think part of the emotion at the end of it was to do with that week, but it was also probably to do with the last few months in terms of searching to try to get better and the realization that I don’t need to search for anything, it’s all right here.”

It was all on display during the weekend at The Summit Club.

Keith Mitchell, who had a five-shot lead going into the weekend until a 73 in the third round, closed with a 67 and tied for third with Fowler.

Fowler was poised to end a 32-month drought by starting the final round with a two-shot lead and looking as though he was intent on finishing it off.

That began to change on the par-5 sixth. From the middle of the fairway, Fowler pulled a fairway metal into the desert, took a penalty drop, and then three-putted from 35 feet for a double bogey. McIlroy made birdie and just like that they were tied, along with others farther along in the round.

On the 10th, where McIlroy saved par, Fowler three-putted from 18 feet to fall back, and he never caught up.

Morikawa ran out of momentum. He put pressure on McIlroy to be sure, but the British Open champion failed to take advantage of birdie chances on the reachable par-4 12th and the par-5 14th with an iron from the fairway.

“Whenever you shoot 62 you’re always going to be pleased,” Morikawa said. “But I thought I left a few out there, especially with some putts. But overall I’m very pleased the way this last 18 went, especially at a course that I’ve played a lot. I felt very comfortable and it’s a good way to start the season.”

It was even better for McIlroy, who now heads off for a three-month break.


Hoosiers Fall In Three Sets To No. 12 Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Indiana Volleyball (8-12, 2-6 Big Ten) ended their four-game road slate with a match at No. 12 Minnesota (11-5, 6-2 Big Ten) on Sunday afternoon. Despite hanging around in each set, the Hoosiers dropped the contest to the Gophers, 3-0 (15-25, 16-25, 21-25).
• Savannah Kjolhede recorded the opening point of the first set with a slam.
• As the Gophers out to a 5-2 lead, Kari Zumach recorded her first kill of the afternoon. Breana Edwards saw back-to-back kills while the Hoosiers tried to stick with Minnesota. Kjolhede scored the last Hoosiers point before the Gophers went on a run to force the Hoosiers into a timeout down 12-7.
• Out of the timeout, Zumach slammed a kill to chip away at the lead.
• Letting the Gophers jump out to a 19-10 advantage, Morgan Geddes and Breana Edwards had two straight kills. A service error and kill by Edwards pulled the Hoosiers within six.
• Kjolhede tried to spark one last offensive effort, but Minnesota took the set one victory, 25-15.
• It was a strong start to the second frame for the Hoosiers as they got out to 4-0 edge. Morgan Geddes came alive to keep the offense going for Indiana as she hit two straight kills to make the score 6-2.
• Back-to-back kills from Edwards and Kjolhede kept the rhythm up for the Hoosiers and they were out to a 11-9 advantage over the Gophers. Geddes put up a solo block to keep a two-point lead, but Minnesota wouldn’t go away and caused an Indiana timeout.
• The Hoosiers saw a lead shift, but Geddes kept it one point frame at 14-13. Edwards tried to get the attack going but Minnesota’s offense proved too much, and the Hoosiers dropped the second set, 25-16.
• The first three kills for Indiana came from Zumach, Geddes, and Kaley Rammelsberg as the two teams were dead locked at 3-3. Edwards scored three straight kills with the Hoosiers out to an 8-7 lead.
• A block by Rammelsberg and Brook Westbeld gave Indiana its biggest lead of the frame at 14-10.
• Out of a timeout after the Hoosiers let Minnesota back in it, Rammelsberg found the floor to give Indiana the 16-15 lead.
• It was a back-and-forth battle as Edwards tied the set at 20-20. Minnesota got a quick four points but a kill by Zumach prevented the match point. Not able to hang on, the Gophers won the final set, 25-21.
• Senior outside hitter Breana Edwards led the Indiana attacked for the eighth-straight game with 13 kills and a hitting percentage of .300. Edwards also had an ace.
• Sophomore outside hitter Morgan Geddes matched her season-high kills with 10 on Sunday afternoon. Geddes also recorded solo block.
• Junior middle blocker Kaley Rammelsberg had a team-high three blocks including one solo. She also tallied two kills.
• Returning to the starting lineup, graduate student setter Brooke Westbeld recorded 32 assists and a block.


“I thought we played well for stretches, but made too many errors to beat an excellent team on the road.  I saw some growth from our group.  We believe we can compete with anyone, but we need to learn how to finish.  The league demands great and we were just good today.” – Head Coach Steve Aird

The Hoosiers return to Wilkinson Hall for the first time in 18 days as they play host to (RV) Michigan on Wednesday, October 20 at 7 p.m.

IU Defense Remains Rock Solid in Big Ten Road Win

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Defense made the difference as Indiana men’s soccer (9-3-1, 4-2-0 B1G) gutted out a 1-0 win against Penn State (8-5-1, 4-1-0) Sunday at Jeffrey Field on the campus of Penn State University.
IU earned its fourth consecutive clean sheet and third straight Big Ten road win as a 75th minute own goal spelled doom for the Nittany Lions.

• Indiana had the first real chance of the match within six minutes. Maouloune Goumballe played the ball right to Endeley, who dribbled into the box and released a shot right at the PSU keeper.
• IU kept pressing Penn State and had a set of chances 19 minutes in. After carrying the ball down the right wing, Nyk Sessock played a cross into the box that deflected from Victor Bezerra into the feet of Maouloune Goumballe. Goumballe fired, but the keeper was there for the save. Spencer Glass had another chance off the resulting corner but couldn’t put it away.
• Roman Celentano had his work cut out for him late in the half as the home side had numerous chances to open the scoring. Celentano was up to the challenge though, making four saves in the final 15 minutes that included a pair of marvelous diving stops.
• The Hoosiers put consistent pressure on PSU in the second half, and eventually the breakthrough came. In the 75th minute, Penn State defender Brandon Hackenberg misdirected a Sessock cross into his own net to put IU ahead.
• Indiana has won six of its last seven matches, earning shutouts in five of those victories. The Hoosiers have earned seven clean sheets this season.
• IU has not allowed a goal in its last 390 minutes of play.
• The Hoosiers remain perfect in Big Ten road matches with a record of 3-0-0 in those contests.
• Indiana handed Penn State its first conference loss of the season.
• IU improved to 35-14-5 against Penn State all-time and 7-0-0 since 2016.
• All five of Roman Celentano’s saves came in the first half.
Indiana returns home for a stretch of three straight matches on Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium. The Hoosiers host non-conference foe Evansville on Wednesday (Oct. 20) before resuming Big Ten play Sunday against Wisconsin (Oct. 24).

Indiana Plays 8-Under Par in Vero Beach

VERO BEACH, Fla. – The Indiana Hoosiers men’s golf team is tied for ninth (568; -8) after 36 holes of golf at the Quail Valley Golf Club as part of the Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational hosted by Michigan State.
Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational • Vero Beach, Fla.
Quail Valley Golf Club
Par 72 • 7350 yards
Live Scoring via GolfStat
Team Standings: t-9th/16 – 568 (283-285; -8)
Top Indiana Player: Drew Salyers – 141 (74-67; -3)
• Sophomore Drew Salyers was tremendous in the second round of the day, turning in a scorecard of 5-under 67. His bogey-free round consisted of five birdies scattered throughout the afternoon. He also converted back-to-back birdies on No. 13 and 14 to score a 2-over 74 during the first round of play.
• The Hoosiers have played at least one round in the 60s in 10 of 14 rounds played this season.
• Senior Mitch Davis shot 2-under par (142; 70-72) through the first two rounds. He carded 10 birdies on Sunday, including a team-high six in the first round of the tournament. He secured six of his 10 birdies on the front nine of the course.
• Fifth-year senior Ethan Shepherd finished third among Indiana golfers with a 1-under 143 (71-72). He notched a total of six birdies, including five in the opening round.
• Sophomore Clay Merchent played his first two rounds at even-par 144 (70-74). He was able to card seven birdies over the 36 holes played on Sunday.
• Junior Noah Gillard is 2-over 146 (72-74) through 36 holes. He recorded birdies on six holes, including No. 3 in both rounds.
t-19th. Drew Salyers – 141 (74-67; -3)
t-30th. Mitch Davis – 142 (70-72; -2)
t-35th. Ethan Shepherd – 143 (71-72; -1)
t-45th. Clay Merchent – 144 (70-74; E)
t-57th. Noah Gillard – 146 (72-74; +2)
The Hoosiers will close out the final round of the Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational with tee time starts beginning at 9 a.m. ET on Monday. The team will wrap up the fall slate at The Williams Cup (Oct. 25-26) played at the Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, N.C.

Purdue Soccer: Boilermakers Drop 2-1 Contest at Penn State 

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – In its final regular-season road game, the No. 19 Purdue Soccer team lost at Penn State, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon in State College, Pennsylvania.

The Boilermakers (11-3-2, 6-2-0 Big Ten) saw their three-match win streak snapped with the loss, and they entered the matchup having won nine of their last 10. Despite the defeat, Purdue’s record remains its best since 2007, and the squad still sits in second place in the conference standings with 18 points, four ahead of the third-place team with two games to play.

Senior forward Sarah Griffith provided the scoring for the Old Gold and Black once again with her Big Ten-leading 13th goal of the season. She has scored in a school-record seven consecutive matches, and she has a point in all eight Big Ten games, a team-record point streak.

Griffith’s 13 goals this season are tied for No. 2 in the Purdue record books, and her 27 points are tied for sixth. In her career, her 23 goals rank No. 6 and her 53 points are ninth.

After a scoreless first half, Griffith gave the Boilermakers a 1-0 lead in the 58th minute, as Griffith scored from senior midfielder Teagan Jones and sophomore midfielder Emily Mathews. However, the home side answered with the equalizer in the 62nd minute and the go-ahead score in the 78th minute.

Jones’ assist is her fourth of the season, third-most on the team. Mathews, who was credited with the secondary assist, earned her fourth assist of the year.

The Boilermakers out-shot the Nittany Lions (10-5-0, 4-4-0 Big Ten) 13-12, though PSU had a 6-5 edge in shots on goal. Purdue had one corner kick and Penn State had two, all coming in the second half.

Griffith had eight shots and four shots on goal, both game-high totals. Mathews had two shots. Senior goalkeeper Marisa Bova and her Nittany Lion counterpart each made four saves.

Purdue took a 1-0 lead at 57:58. On the far side approximately 25 yards out, Mathews sent a pass back to Jones, who two-touched the ball and fired it into the 18-yard box. She connected with Griffith near the penalty spot, who headed the ball into the lower left corner of the net. The ball bounced once as it went past a diving Penn State goalkeeper.

The Nittany Lions tied the game at 61:01 on a goal by Jordan Cannif, with the assist to Ally Schlegel. The home team took a 2-1 lead at 77:45, as Schlegel scored from Sam Coffey.

With two games remaining in the regular season, the Boilermakers host Northwestern on Thursday, October 21, at 8 p.m. ET. The contest will be broadcast nationally on the Big Ten Network. Admission is free for all fans to every regular-season home match in 2021.

Newton Dominates in 3-2 Comeback Win vs #15 Penn State

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Caitlyn Newton’s season-high 26 kills powered No. 6 Purdue (14-3, 6-2 B1G) to a 3-2 victory over No. 15 Penn State (13-5, 6-2 B1G). The Boilermakers, after taking the first set, fell in the next two before coming back to close out the match with the win (25-23, 15-25, 20-25, 25-23, 15-11).

The result marks the third victory in the last five matches versus Penn State. Moreover, it is the first victory to come against the Nittany Lions in the confines of Holloway since 2010 (last: W, 3-2 on 10/8/2010) and the second home victory since 1987.

Newton set the tone immediately, notching an errorless seven kills on eight swings (.875 attack %) in the first set. The graduate student out of Terre Haute, Indiana, went on to post just four total errors on the night, despite having 63 attempts over the five sets (.349 attack %). In addition to being just three kills shy of tying her career-best, Newton was two digs shy of a double-double and added a block solo for the second straight match.

Newton was joined by setter Hayley Bush and Jena Otec, who each posted season-bests with 48 assists and 27 digs, respectively. Bush’s 48 assists were coupled with 11 digs for her seventh double-double of the season. The setter rounded out the day with five kills (5-0-11), a .455 attack %, one ace and two block assists on the night. 

As a team, Purdue was out-hit 68-59 in kills and .230-.198 in efficiency. Meanwhile, Penn State owned the edge in total blocks, 9-8. Purdue’s ability to win the serve and pass game fueled the victory, notching one more dig than Penn State (76-75) and a more efficient serve (.930 vs. .916 %).

Maddie Koch went a perfect 5-0-5 over the final two sets, producing key points to position Purdue for the set wins. On the day, the junior totaled seven kills on 17 swings for a .294 attack % and two block assists.

In the back row, Maddie Schermerhorn saw a team-high 31 receptions in the match, and maintained a perfect reception % with no errors. The junior totaled eight digs in the match. Freshman Ali Hornung saw action in the final four sets and was a key figure in the defense, adding three digs. Meanwhile, Otec’s 27 digs register as her fourth-best performance in her career.

With the win, Purdue improves to 2-1 in five-set matches this season.

The Boilermakers will have a quick turnaround, as they will be back in action Wednesday to host Michigan State. The match is slated to begin at 8 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network.

Butler WSoccer Uses Two Second Half Goals to Defeat DePaul

INDIANAPOLIS – The Butler women’s soccer team won its second consecutive conference match, a 2-0 shutout over visiting DePaul. The Bulldogs (12-2-1, 5-1-1 BIG EAST) scored twice after the break, and the defense kept the Blue Demons (6-9-0, 3-4-0 BIG EAST) out of the net for the duration.
Key Moments

  • 49′ | Abigail Isger struck a hard shot from the left side that careened off the right post.
  • 57′ | Off a Butler corner kick, Julia Leonard took a pass from Katie Soderstrom and hit a low shot from ten yards. Her shot was blocked, but Amanda Kowalski went to the turf to connect with the ball off, and it went off the DePaul keeper’s glove and into the net. This game-winning goal put the Bulldogs up, 1-0.
  • 80′ | Kowalski streaked down the left side and sent a horizontal cross into the penalty area. Anastasia Savich touched the ball to set up her shot and then placed it just inside the right post, providing the final margin of 2-0.
  • 88′ | Savich took a cross and hit a liner the found the crossbar.

Butler Points Summary
GOALS: Amanda KowalskiAnastasia Savich
ASSISTS: Julia LeonardAmanda Kowalski

Bulldog Bits

  • Amanda Kowalski’s goal was her first career game-winning goal. It was her first goal of the season and the fifth of her career. Her assist was her third of the season and 22nd of her career.
  • The goal by Anastasia Savich was her third of the season and the 27th of her career. She sits in sixth on Butler’s all-time list for goals scored.
  • Julia Leonard’s assist was her second of the season and the fifth of her career.
  • Freshman Emma Martin (12-1-1) made three saves to preserve the victory. With her seventh shutout, she is now tied for fourth on Butler’s all-time list for shutouts in one season.
  • The Bulldogs recorded 17 shots, with three on goal. The Blue Demons also put three of their six total shots on goal.
  • Butler produced six corner kicks, while DePaul had none.
  • With today’s win, the Bulldogs maintain the third spot in the BIG EAST standings with 16 points. Xavier (Butler’s next opponent) is currently on top with 21 points, and Georgetown is in second with 17 points.

Up Next
Butler hits the road for two matches, first traveling to BIG EAST leader (rv) Xavier on Thursday, October 21, for a 7 pm kickoff. Three days later, on Sunday October 24, the Bulldogs will be at Villanova.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — With the final minutes of the second overtime counting down, Dawson McCartney hit a one-time effort with his left foot from 35-yards out past a diving Pitt defender and inside the post to give the Irish a huge ACC win over No. 7/8 Pitt on Saturday evening at Alumni Stadium.

McCartney’s 106th minute goal was the difference between the two sides, as the Irish came away with the 1-0 win, which places Notre Dame in first place in the ACC table.

The Irish defense put in an impressive shift, recording its third straight clean sheet. The shutout marked the first match all season that Pitt failed to score.

Notre Dame is now 8-4-1 on the season, including a record of 4-1-1 in ACC play. The Irish have 13 points in the ACC and sit atop the Coastal Division table following the win.


Pitt controlled possession in the opening stages of play but the Irish defense was able to put out all the fires in its defensive half to keep the contest scoreless.

Notre Dame’s attack managed to grow into the game, as it started to have more of the ball and create opportunities. The best scoring chance for the Irish in the opening 45 minutes of action came off a corner, as Mohamed Omar worked free in the box but was unable to put his header on frame.

The Irish came out of the second half on the front foot and looked the more likely side to score over the final 45 minutes of regulation. Notre Dame had two set piece chances that both ended just wide of the far post. 

Then in the 87th minute Jack Lynn managed to beat his man to the end line and sent in a cross which connected with Matthew Roou but the freshman’s shot was blocked out of play by a sliding Panther defender.

It was all Irish in the two overtime sessions, as Notre Dame nearly grabbed the winner in the first minute of the first overtime period. Roou dispossessed a Pitt center back and saw his shot go just wide of the frame.

Notre Dame kept applying pressure and pouring forward, leading to McCartney’s golden goal which gave the Irish the victory and extended the winning streak to five matches.


On the performance…

“Obviously thrilled to get a good result against a good team in Pitt. Again we were a little tentative to start the game but we grew into it throughout the first half. I still think we created some dangerous chances in the first half. In the second half and overtimes I thought we took over the game and were unfortunate not to win it in regulation.”

On the clean sheet…

“We are doing the little things right. The center backs, Philip [Quinton] and Josh [Ramsey] did tremendous and both full backs did a great job. Our goalkeeper was very effective with putting out little fires and it was a team performance. The amount of guys that came in and contributed was awesome and we are nothing if we are not a team.”

On attacking threats in the overtime sessions…

“I thought they were great. I thought Matt Roou was going to win it right away in the first overtime. He did a great job of stripping their center back and was a little unlucky not to put the ball in the back of the net.”


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – It was a back-and-forth showdown at Klockner Stadium on Sunday as the No. 17 Notre Dame women’s soccer team (12-2-1, 6-1-0) lost a hard-fought 2-1 affair at No. 2 Virginia (13-1-1, 6-0-1).

It was a scoreless battle through 82 minutes, as the Irish built momentum in the second half with several near chances. Yet, Virginia found the back of the net twice in 37 seconds shortly after.

Despite that, the Irish fought on and received a goal from Korbin Albert in the 85th-minute, marking the freshman’s eighth of the season. 

“I thought we did a lot of really good stuff today but unfortunately came up short. I give a lot of credit to Virginia as they are a fantastic team but I’m very proud of the way we performed today,” Doug & Lisa Jones Notre Dame head coach Nate Norman said. 

How It Happened

The Irish were defensively stuck in a bit in the first half but they certainly didn’t break, keeping the Cavaliers off the scoreboard for the first half.

Notre Dame was outshot 9-3 in the half, but its three shots were all close opportunities, starting with Sammi Fisher’s near miss in the ninth minute. After the graduate student picked up a turnover near the Virginia box, she hit a dart that sailed over the keeper and just over the crossbar as well. 

In the 31st-minute, Bri Martinez stole the ball from a Virginia midfielder then broke out on the counter attack. She found Wingate down in the middle who rifled off a shot near the top of the box, but the shot was directed right at the keeper. 

Next, the Irish came out on the front foot to start the second half. Sammi Fisher had a dart from about 22 yards out in the 50th-minute in which Virginia keeper Laurel Ivory had to make a leaping save. Then just moments later, Kati Druzina had a good look on goal but her shot was directed right at the keeper. 

Though no shots were recorded, Notre Dame had its best chance all game just 10 minutes later, outnumbering the defense in the Cavaliers box, but just made one too many passes. 

Yet, despite the turn in momentum, Virginia played spoiler but scoring two goals in a 37-second span in the 82nd-minute. 

Despite the back-to-back blows, the Irish kept fighting as Korbin Albert got the Irish on the board in the 85th-minute with a perfectly placed goal in the upper-90. It marked her fourth in the last four games.

The Irish continued to press but time wasn’t on their side as the Cavaliers ran out the clock for the 2-1 victory.  

Up Next

The Irish continue its road gauntlet next week with No. 8 Duke on Oct. 21, then No. 3 North Carolina on Oct. 24. 


BLACKSBURG, Va.  —  Aubrey Hamilton recorded a match-high 13 kills and the Irish limited Virginia Tech to a hitting percentage of .065 as Notre Dame earned a road sweep (25-18, 25-15, 25-15) of the Hokies on Sunday afternoon inside Cassell Coliseum. 

With the win, Notre Dame has now won five of its last six matches and improves to 8-10 overall and 5-3 in ACC play.

Hamilton’s 13 kills came with a mark of .333 while Charley Niego added eight kills and a hitting percentage .364. Zoe Nunez collected 27 assists in the three sets and Nancy Kane added a pair of service aces. As a team, the Irish hit .272 in the three sets of play.

Defensively, Hattie Monson led the Irish with 12 digs and four Irish (Nunez, Niego, Lauren Tarnoff, Lindsey Miller) finished with a pair of blocks each. 


First Set
The Hokies broke an 11-all tie with two straight points before the Irish went on a 4-1 run to go up 15-14 at the media timeout. After the break, the Irish pushed the streak to 8-1 with kills by Meuth and Niego and an ace by Kane to extend the lead to 19-14.

Notre Dame used a 4-0 run, including a block by Niego and Tarnoff, to go up 24-16 and a Hokies service error clinched a 25-18 triumph for the Irish to open play.

Second Set
After Virginia Tech jumped out to an 8-4 lead, the Irish rattled off an 11-2 run sparked by two kills and a block by Niego to go up 15-10 at the media timeout. 

The Irish came out of the break by earning the next five points, including a pair of kills by Hamilton, to extend the scoring run to 16-2 and earn a 20-10 lead. 

An ace by Kiara Schmidt put the Irish at set point before Nunez and Miller combined for a block to clinch a 25-15 victory in the second stanza.

Third Set
The Irish used a 6-1 run, including another ace by Kane and block by Tarnoff, to jump out to a 10-4 lead to open the third frame.

Notre Dame added a 3-0 run to push its lead to 13-7 before back-to-back kills by Niego and Schrader gave the Irish a 21-13 advantage. 

The Irish finished the match with another 3-0 run, including an ace by Schrader to clinch another 25-15 triumph and road sweep.


  • The Irish continue ACC play at home next weekend against #4 Pittsburgh and Virginia
  • Notre Dame hosts the Panthers on Friday (Oct. 22) at 7 p.m. ET before taking on the Cavaliers on Sunday (Oct. 24) at 1 p.m. ET.
  • Both matches will be streamed live via ACC Network Extra.

Sycamores Defeat Missouri State 3-1 on Senior Day for Third Straight Win

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State women’s soccer beat Missouri State 3-1 on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Stadium for their third straight victory.

The Sycamores record improves to 5-7-2 (3-2-1) with the win. Missouri State falls to 4-7-4 (1-4-1).

First Half
The Sycamores took an early lead in the eighth minute as CeCe Wahlberg scored on a feed from Jensen Margheim for her fifth goal of the season.

Sasha Thompson found the back of the net on a pass from Katie Yankey to give Indiana State a 2-0 lead in the 36th minute.

Maddie Alexander saved both shots she faced in the first half to keep the match 2-0 going into halftime.

Missouri State finished the half with six shot attempts led by Kara Privitera who recorded three shots including two on goal. Indiana State totaled five shots, four of which came from CeCe Wahlberg.

Second Half
Indiana State would take a 3-0 lead early in the second half as Mackenzie Kent scored her fifth goal of the season on a pass from Chloe Tesny.

Abby Couch scored for the Bears in the final minute of the match make it 3-1 and end Indiana State’s shutout bid. She was assisted by Iraia Arrue.

The Bears finished the match with 15 shot attempts, led by Kara Privitera who had four. The Sycamores finished with seven shots. CeCe Wahlberg led the way with four.

Maddie Alexander made five more saves in the second half to finish with seven for the match.

Stats and Notes
CeCe WahlbergSasha Thompson and Mackenzie Kent all scored for the second straight match. They are now tied with five goals each to lead the Sycamores this season. Five goals ranks tied for third in the MVC.

Wahlberg, Thompson and Kent are all tied for the team lead with 12 points each which ranks tied for third in the conference.

Up Next
Indiana State will remain at home and host Illinois State on Friday night at Memorial Stadium. The match will kickoff at 7 p.m. ET.

Gallagher Ties Single Season Assist Record in Tie at Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Purdue Fort Wayne women’s soccer team earned an important 1-1 draw at Green Bay on Sunday (Oct. 17) afternoon after two scoreless overtimes.

With the tie, the Mastodons kept pace with the Phoenix in the standings. Purdue Fort Wayne owns an overall record of 5-6-5 on the season and 4-4-1 in the Horizon League with 13 points. Green Bay’s record is 6-1-6 overall and 3-1-5 in the Horizon League with 14 points. The Phoenix are in fourth and the Mastodons are in fifth place in the Horizon League standings. The top six teams make it to the Horizon League tournament. The top two seeds get a bye while seeds three and four will host a quarterfinals game on Oct. 31.

The road draw came against a Phoenix team which entered the match on a six-match unbeaten streak.

After a scoreless first, the Phoenix would get on the board first with a goal from Emily Murphy in the 62nd minute, it was her second goal of the season.

The ‘Dons would not go down without a fight. In the 82nd minute, Rylee Vruggink tied the game with her first goal of the season. Kelsey Gallagher passed Vruggink the ball towards the left side of the net, Vruggink was able to put the ball past the diving goalkeeper thanks to a perfectly placed header. 

The assist from Gallagher was her sixth assist of the season. It ties Tylar Allison (2011) and Kallianne Mogler (2017) for most assists in a season by a Mastodon in program history.

Green Bay had a chance to win the game at the end of the first overtime period. Murphy had a shot go past Samantha Castaneda, but the shot attempt was a second after the final buzzer of the overtime period. The ‘Dons would get two shots in the second overtime period but couldn’t find the back of the net.

While each team took 13 shots, the ‘Dons had a 10-6 shots advantage between the second half and two overtime periods. The Phoenix had an 8-7 shots on goal edge. Gallagher led the ‘Dons in shots with three, with two of those shots on goal. Castaneda would play all 110 minutes in net. She saved seven shots and allowed one goal.

The Purdue Fort Wayne women’s soccer team will be back in action on Saturday, Oct. 23 (3 p.m.) for a road game against Detroit Mercy in Detroit, Mich. It will be the final regular season road game for the ‘Dons.


MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. – The IUPUI women’s soccer team continued its recent string of shutouts in playing Robert Morris to a scoreless draw on a chilly Sunday afternoon (Oct. 17). Senior AP Woodall dialed up her third straight clean sheet and made 11 saves in the draw. 

IUPUI (3-10-3, 2-5-2 HL) was outshot by a 23-13 margin and allowed 10 Robert Morris corner kicks, but remained vigilant in keeping the hosts off the scoreboard. 

Ultimately, both teams come away from Sunday’s outcome looking back on missed opportunities and misfortune. 

IUPUI was content to allow RMU (5-9-3, 1-5-3 HL) to fire from distance against their elite shot stopper and the strategy worked as Woodall was brilliant in net. The Jaguars’ best scoring chances didn’t come until the second half, beginning in the 68th minute. Sophomore Jessica Jacobs played a long ball deep into the RMU box and an IUPUI attacker flicked a shot off the crossbar and out of play. 

In the 77th minute, Maya Lacognato freed Elizabeth Bueckers on the right side and the Jags top scorer eluded an RMU defender before hitting her shot right at the opposing goalkeeper. 

In the 82nd minute, Alex Stocker found herself free after a loose ball popped loose on the left side, but had her attempt go wide of frame. 

RMU had plenty of chances as well as Woodall stonewalled Chelsea Kingston in the 84th minute, late in regulation. In the 96th minute, Woodall stopped a Sheridan Reid attempt from the right side to keep the game alive. In the middle of the second overtime period, Reid thought she had the winner when she drove a shot past Woodall from the right side, but off the crossbar and back on the field of play. 

Similarly, IUPUI thought it had the winner in the 105th minute after an extensive connection of passes, Bueckers blasted a shot from 20 yards out past RMU keeper Isabella Bohlen, but was called for being offsides. 

Bueckers led IUPUI with three shots while Autumn WeeksLeah ShumateRenae Blevins and Jacobs had two apiece. Weeks played all 110 minutes, helping keep things clean in front of Woodall. 

The draw leaves IUPUI with eight points in the Horizon League standings with two matches to play. That stretch of two contests will begin next Saturday (Oct. 23) at 10:00 a.m. at Michael A. Carroll Stadium. 

Trio of Goals Help Power #2 Hounds Past Rockhurst in KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With a 3-0 win over Rockhurst this afternoon, the No. 2-ranked University of Indianapolis men’s soccer team has extended its winning streak to five matches while hitting the 10-win mark this season.
UIndy found the scoreboard first in the match in the 26th minute on a perfectly executed play. Ewan Lynch sparked the play by nudging a pass to Vincent Stone off a throw-in who then floated a beautiful cross to the far side of the box to Jakob David who met the ball with his head and put it past the goalkeeper. This goal proved to have huge implications early in the match, as it allowed the Hounds to hold a lead moving into halftime.
Still holding strong to a one goal advantage, the Greyhounds finally found breathing room in the 84th minute on a crucial mistake from the Hawks. On a free kick from Michael Tselios, a Rockhurst defender went to deflect away what looked like it was going to be a shot attempt from Kendall Allen but accidently tapped the free ball into the net for an own goal.
Finally, it was top goalscorer Alejandro Steinwascher who put the match away for good in the 89th minute. Steinwascher corralled a long kick at midfield sent by goalkeeper Dimitrios Karousos and beat a defender to the net where he fired a kick into the back of the net.
For one of the first times this season, UIndy did not win the total shots battle against an opponent. The Hawks managed 10 shots while the Greyhounds trailed behind with just seven.
-A total of 23 fouls were committed today in Kansas City, with Rockhurst producing a game-high 13.
-Today’s match marks the fifth clean sheet this season for goalkeeper Karousos.
Final thoughts on the match from Head Coach John Higgins
“This was a great weekend for us. Midterms week is really tough as it is and then you add on the fact we’ve had to travel as far as we have. The boys did an excellent job coming here on a Sunday and getting a clean sheet”
The Hounds will return to Key Stadium on Friday, Oct. 22 to battle Missouri S&T beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Greyhounds Drop Double OT Match to Rockhurst

KANSAS CITY, MO. – The University of Indianapolis women’s soccer team fell in double overtime to Rockhurst, 1-0.
The loss marked the Greyhounds second loss of the Hounds season, as their record falls to 8-1-2.
The Hounds were led by Kaylee Zimbelmann who earned two shots on goal in 106 minutes, and Alexi Hardie, who had two shots on goal off three shots.
-The Greyhounds outshot Rockhurst 20 shots to 11.
-The Hounds posted 11 shots on goal and received seven corner kicks.
-The Rockhurst goalkeeper in posting 11 saves.
UIndy will be back in action on Oct. 22 at home where they will face Missouri S&T at 5 p.m. ET.

Soccer Clinches Top-Two Finish With Scoreless Draw Versus UNI

While the Valpo soccer team saw its seven-match winning streak come to an end on Sunday afternoon at Brown Field, the Beacons’ strong defensive work helped them see out all 110 minutes of the match in a 0-0 draw with UNI. The one point that comes with the draw gives Valpo 16 points with two matches left in MVC play and clinched a top-two regular season finish and the corresponding bye to the conference tournament semifinals.

How It Happened

  • For the fifth time in six MVC matches this season, Valpo went into halftime scoreless with its opponent. But it wasn’t for a lack of chances Sunday, as the two sides combined for five shots on goal in the opening 45 minutes. Sophomore goalkeeper Nikki Coryell (Aurora, Ill./Metea Valley) made three saves in the first half, while her Panther counterpart, Chloe Russo, stopped two shots.
  • After a first half which was pretty evenly contested, the Beacons started to control the run of play in the second half. The second 45 minutes saw an 11-3 advantage in the shot department for Valpo.
  • Included among those 11 shots was perhaps the best chance of the match for either side. In the 76th minute, a reset off a corner resulted in a cross from the left by sophomore Kelsie James (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) towards the far post. Junior Nicole Norfolk (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) got a clean run at it and a clean strike, but it ricocheted back off the post to keep the game scoreless.
  • UNI pushed forward as extra time began, earning three corner kicks and firing off four shots in the first 10-minute period, but Coryell stood her ground in goal, making three saves to extend the match.
  • The two sides combined for five shots in the second period of extra time, but neither team could find the golden goal as the match ended nil-nil. James had a great opportunity in the box after an interception following an injury restart, but Russo made the save.

Inside the Match

  • The draw does snap Valpo’s seven-match winning streak, matching the third-longest winning streak in program history.
  • The side’s unbeaten streak continues at eight consecutive matches, however, tying the second-longest unbeaten streak in program history. The 2014 squad went 18 consecutive matches without losing (14-0-4), while the 2006 (8-0-0) and 2009 (7-0-1) teams each went eight straight without losing.
  • With Sunday’s draw, Valpo now sits at 5-0-1 in MVC play. The Beacons are assured of at worst a tie for second place in the final regular season standings and own the tiebreaker over Indiana State, the only team below them which can also reach 16 points, by virtue of the win earlier this season in Terre Haute.
  • With that, Valpo will advance directly to the MVC Tournament semifinals for the first time since joining the conference.
  • The regular season finish will not only be the soccer program’s best since joining the MVC, it will be the best regular season finish by any Valpo team since the move to the Valley.
  • The sterling defense since the start of MVC play continued to shine on Sunday, as Valpo posted its fifth clean sheet in six conference matches and has still surrendered just one goal in conference action. The team now has eight shutouts on the year, seven of which have come in the current unbeaten streak.
  • While Valpo out-shot UNI by a 19-13 margin, the Panthers placed nine shots on goal to the Beacons’ seven. Coryell was up to the task, stopping all nine shots — her highest save total since the start of Valley play. She now owns nine clean sheets in 14 career MVC matches.
  • Coryell surpassed the 2,500-minute mark for her career Sunday, meaning she now qualifies for career goals against average charts. Her 0.67 GAA to date in her career is easily best in Valpo history, besting Sydney Galvez-Daley’s 0.80 mark, and she currently ranks second in MVC history as well.

Thoughts From Coach Marovich

“I think today was a standard day in Missouri Valley Conference play. Every team comes into each match, competes at a high level and competes hard.”

“There were moments in the game today where we weren’t as good as we’ve been over the past month, but at the same time, we still put ourselves in positions which created opportunities. Some areas, we weren’t great in, but in other areas, we grew as the game progressed. We did a much better job as the game went along on solving how UNI was pressing, and I liked the different ways we were trying to break down their back line.”

“Today just wasn’t our day to extend our winning streak, but at the end of the day, we didn’t give away a goal and we came away with a point, which gives us the opportunity to have a bye in the conference tournament. This puts us in a good spot, and now we just have to learn from today’s game and focus on continuing our process as we progress as a team.”

Next Up

Valpo (9-4-2, 5-0-1 MVC) closes out the home portion of the 2021 regular season schedule Saturday evening at Brown Field against Evansville. The match is slated for a 7 p.m. kickoff and can be seen live on ESPN+.

Field hockey toppled by Kenyon

RICHMOND — The Earlham College field hockey team took its second loss of the 2021 season and first loss at home with a 2-1 match against Kenyon in Darrell Beane Stadium. 

The Quakers fell to 12-2 (3-1 NCAC) while the Ladies improved to 10-4 (4-1 NCAC).

Denise Bergdolt moved herself into fourth place in program history by scoring her 11th goal of the season in the 12th minute. Bergdolt was assisted by Molly McKellar on their penalty corner play which has contributed greatly to Bergdolt’s goal count on the season. 

Two minutes later, the Ladies equalized with a goal of their own on a long breakaway attempt. 

Kenyon took two more shots in the second quarter and held the majority of possession, while the Earlham offense struggled to get any kind of pressure going. 

In the 23rd minute, Grace Lane of Kenyon intercepted a pass in the Quaker defense and managed to carry the ball through the back line and toward the goal where she scored her second of the game. 

Both teams played stout defense in the third quarter, where neither squad managed a legitimate attempt on the goal. 

The Quakers ramped up the offensive pressure in the final frame of play. The home team took two shots within two minute of the period starting. Despite pulling the goalkeeper to bring an extra player into the attack for the final three minutes, Earlham was unable to score an equalizing goal.

Meg Murphy recorded one save as the starter in the cage. 

The Quakers will look to rebound at Denison on Thursday as the Quakers take on the Big Red in NCAC competition. The contest is slated for 7 p.m. in Granville, Ohio. 

Men’s Soccer: Anderson Pulls Away from Bluffton

The Anderson University men’s soccer team pulled away from Bluffton University in the second half to lock up a 2-0 victory during Sunday’s Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) contest in Bluffton, Ohio.

Both teams remained tied at 0-0 at halftime. The Ravens (7-6-2, 4-0-2) received scoring contributions from first-time goal scorers Art Hinton IV (Indianapolis, Ind. / Covenant Christian) and Matthew Murray (Indianapolis, Ind. / Pike) in the second half. Anderson has put together its first four-match winning streak since 2016 and its first four-match conference winning streak since the Ravens compiled an eight-match winning streak that carried into the 2014 season.

“I’m very proud of our response in the second half,” Coach Scott Fridley said. “We had moments of brilliance. We seem to have a different player every game step up for us. That team is so difficult to keep out of the goal and they are so well coached. I am happy for the boys as they continue to battle through the HCAC.”

Bluffton (7-5, 3-3) found a couple of good looks in the 14th minute. The Beavers took a corner kick, which was sent back out to Jackson Clark. Clark fired a rocket from about 20 yards out at the top of the box, but Danny Moro-Medina (Goshen, Ind. / Goshen) came up with the save. Maxwell Kennedy took a second consecutive corner kick, but Moro-Medina swatted the ball out of the box. The Beavers took another opportunity in the 40th minute. Kennedy served a free kick to Elijah Zimmerman, but his header went just right of the goal.

Anderson broke the tie with the Beavers in the 61st minute. Victor Silva (Paramount, Calif. / St. Matthias Catholic) took the ball to just above the top-right corner of the 18-yard box before making the pass to Hinton IV. Hinton IV took a dribble forward and drilled a shot from about 30 yards away for a goal. Silva received the assist.

During the 77th minute, the Ravens took the ball upfield quickly following an intercept. Murray made a header pass to Silva and Silva then made the pass back to Murray. Both players continued to advance upfield and Murray finished the score to make it a 2-0 game. Silva recorded his second assist of the day. Moro-Medina made some critical saves in the second half to keep the shutout intact.

Anderson outshot Bluffton 24-9 and held a 9-5 advantage in shots on goal. Drew Vaughn (Beavercreek, Ohio / Beavercreek) led the Ravens with five shots and four shots on goal. In addition to two assists, Silva provided three shots and two shots on goal. Jordan Bossman (Gahanna, Ohio / Westerville North) tallied three shots. Murray notched two shots and one shot on goal. Stephen Fite (Cincinnati, Ohio / Homeschool), Caleb Gonser (Terre Haute, Ind. / Terre Haute South) and Usman Kamara (Indianapolis, Ind. / Franklin Central) contributed two shots apiece. Hinton IV and Caleb Opoku (Columbus, Ohio / Worthington) each put their only shots on frame. Cameron Beadle (Terre Haute, Ind. / North Vigo) and Sam Rowlison (Fishers, Ind. / Hamilton Southeastern) each added shots.

Moro-Medina recorded a shutout, saving each of the four shots he faced. Vaughn also produced a team save. Hinton IV, Brayden Humbert (Brownsburg, Ind. / Brownsburg) and Vaughn each shared the team lead in steals with two while Gonser and Vaughn shared the team lead in intercepts with two.

Anderson clashes with Manchester University (6-7-1, 3-3) on Wednesday in HCAC action on Senior Day at 3 p.m. at Fridley Field.

Women’s Soccer: Wilson Delivers Hat Trick, Ravens Power Past Beavers

The Anderson University women’s soccer team powered past Bluffton University with a 5-2 victory during Sunday’s Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) matchup in Bluffton, Ohio.

Izzy Wilson (Decatur, Ind. / Bellmont) delivered a hat trick for the Ravens (6-5-2, 5-0-1), which marks the program’s first hat trick since 2020 graduate Emily Buchman contributed a hat trick against Bluffton in 2018. Anhely Montes (Portland, Ind. / Jay County) and Lauren Brown (Fort Wayne, Ind. / Homestead) each scored the first goals of their careers.

“We definitely have a dynamic attack this year and when we combine and play quick, we can create a lot of opportunities and chances,” Coach Jennifer Myhre said. “Izzy has really stepped up and made an impact with her determination and mindset to drive to goal and ability to finish. It was great for her to get the hat trick and the last-minute goal by Anhely to close out the first half was key, as 1-0 is never a comfortable lead. Both Anhely and Lauren had their first goals and were well deserved! Every conference game matters and we will continue to build from here going into Manchester this week.”

Anderson had a good look early as Lillie Casey (Loveland, Ohio / Goshen) took a shot that struck the crossbar. The first strong look for Bluffton (4-9, 1-5) came in the 17th minute. Emma White came up with a steal and set up Shawn Broadhurst for a 1-v-2 breakaway, but Nadia Bentley (Cincinnati, Ohio / Archbishop McNicholas) came in with the tackle to block the shot.

The Ravens found the scoreboard four minutes later. After a long pass forward, Taylor Fort (Pendleton, Ind. / Pendleton Heights) rushed to stop the ball from crossing the endline. Keeping the ball in play, Fort sent a cross into the 6-yard box. Bluffton goalkeeper Ashton Curnette attempted to corral the ball, but was unable to do so. Wilson was able to get to the loose ball and fire a shot for a goal. Fort was credited with the assist.

With 14 seconds left in the first half, the Ravens were able to score a goal that allowed them to enter halftime with a two-goal cushion. Jessica Pulaski (Centerville, Ohio / Centerville) delivered a corner kick into the box. Montes headed the corner kick and Curnette came up with the save, but Montes was able to rebound her shot and find the back of the net.

The Beavers managed to cut the lead in half 47 seconds into the second half. Nina McGinn fired a shot near the top of the box from 25 yards away to provide a goal assisted by Broadhurst.

The Ravens then began to pull away. During the 62nd minute, Wilson provided her second goal of the day while Fort dished out her second assist of the day. Fort made a forward pass to Wilson and Wilson began to drive up the left sideline. Making a move into the box, Wilson made a quick maneuver around a defender and took the shot from just the 18-yard line for the goal.

Two minutes later, Brown roped a shot that hit the crossbar. A minute later, Bentley intercepted a pass and made a long pass forward to Wilson. Wilson then juked Curnette on the right side and then delivered a shot from about 10 yards away for a goal, scoring her third of the day. Bentley received the assist.

During the 78th minute, Harper Manion (Lebanon, Ohio / Bishop Fenwick) received a pass off a throw-in. Challenged by the defense, Manion sought her opportunity to make a pass that would result in a play and eventually got it. Manion found space to make a pass that would set up a 1-v-1 situation for Brown. Brown fired a shot from the right side of the box into the left side of the goal. Curnette got her hands on the shot, but did not come up with the save as the ball went into the back of the net to give the Ravens a 5-1 lead. Manion tallied an assist.

The Beavers added a goal with less than two minutes remaining. Jordan Jennings was awarded a free kick and put her shot on frame. Frankie Hamilton rebounded the shot on goal and finished the score. Jennings was credited with an assist.

Wilson finished the day with three goals while Fort closed the day with two assists. Anderson outshot Bluffton 29-14 and held a 16-6 advantage in shots on goal. Wilson posted six shots and five shots on goal. Casey notched seven shots and three shots on goal. Montes provided three shots and one shot on goal while Fort registered three shots. Manion produced two shots and two shots on goal. Brown contributed two shots and one shot on goal. Nicole Miller (Richland, Mich. / Gull Lake), Brooke Neu (West Chester, Ohio / Lakota West), Pulaski and Isabella Trader (Eaton, Ohio / Eaton) each put their only shots on frame while Taylor Baker (Springfield, Ohio / Catholic Central) and Bentley each added shots.

Emmalee Paarlberg (Franklin, Ohio / Homeschool) started in goal for the first for the Ravens and saved the only shot she faced. Mallory Housman (Evansville, Ind. / Memorial) came in for the second half and recorded three saves on five shots.

Anderson faces off with Manchester University (2-10, 1-5) in HCAC action on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in North Manchester.

Women’s Tennis: Anderson Falls to Transylvania in HCAC Championship Match

The second-seeded Anderson University women’s tennis team fell to top-seeded Transylvania University by a score of 5-0 during the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Tournament Championship match on Sunday at Top Seed Tennis Club in Nicholasville, Ky.

Anderson (10-5) faced off with Transylvania (7-1) after the two teams met in the 2019 HCAC Tournament Championship, which the Pioneers claimed a 5-1 victory in that season.


We played really great [on Sunday]. It was great to lead the conference in all-conference selections. Congratulations to Transylvania on a great season. We are looking forward to our spring season and getting back to the cement!


No. 1 – Jessica Burton/Porsche Robinson (Transylvania) def. Anna Creech/Morgan Nation (Anderson) 8-4

No. 2 – Grace Gardner/Katherine Taylor (Transylvania) def. Megan Long/Madelyn Brown (Anderson) 8-1

No. 3 – Alyssa Igyarto/Christina Duvall (Transylvania) def. Jenna Kuntz/Claire Hannaford (Anderson) 8-7 (7-5)


No. 1 – Porsche Robinson (Transylvania) vs. Anna Creech (Anderson) 6-2, 3-1 (unfinished)

No. 2 – Megan Long (Anderson) vs. Shelia Cetina (Transylvania) 6-4, 0-1 (unfinished)

No. 3 – Jessica Burton (Transylvania) vs. Madelyn Brown (Anderson) 6-3, 3-0, (unfinished)

No. 4 – Grace Gardner (Transylvania) vs. Morgan Nation (Anderson) 6-3, 3-2, (unfinished)

No. 5 – Katherine Taylor (Transylvania) def. Jenna Kuntz (Anderson) 6-0, 6-0

No. 6 – Alyssa Igyarto (Transylvania) def. Morgan Oconitrillo (Anderson) 6-1, 6-0


Anderson is scheduled to resume its match with Alma College (1-0) on Feb. 19 at the Community Sport and Wellness Center in Pendleton at a time to be determined. The Ravens led the Scots by a score of 3-0 following doubles during the match originally scheduled for Oct. 2, but the match was suspended due to rain.

RHIT Men’s Golf – 5th at Denison

PATASKALA, Ohio — Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology capped its fall men’s golf season with a 5th place finish at the Denison University Invitational on Saturday and Sunday.

Thomas Butler led the performance with an 11th place finish after scores of 76 and 79.

Matthew Kadnar placed 14th with scores of 83 and 83, and Jamison Boykins was 17th after rounds of 81 and 76.

Luke Poole came home 34th with rounds of 86 and 81.  Braden Kattman rounded out the Fightin’ Enginer primary team effort with scores of 87 and 86.

Rose-Hulman entered a second team into the tournament, and Blake Shepard led that performance with a 26th place finish on scores of 84 and 78.

Zach Leedy added scores of 87 and 80 to join Poole in 34th place.  Alex Bilodeau contributed scores of 87 and 89, and Logan Schuld scored 90 and 96.

The spring season begins in late February.


1913       In Cincinnati, the Giants rout the White Sox, 11-2, beginning a five-month world-wide barnstorming trip that will include stops in Australia, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. The teams recruit top players from both leagues, including Tris Speaker, Buck Weaver, Christy Mathewson, and Sam Crawford, with former Olympian Jim Thorpe being the main attraction during the global tour.

1925       Two weeks after pitching his final game for the Reds, 34 year-old Army Reserve First Lieutenant pilot Marvin Goodwin’s plane goes into a tailspin and crashes near Houston’s Ellington Field. The right-hander, appearing in four games for Cincinnati, three as a starter, posted an 0-2 record, which included two complete games, will die in three days due to being severely injured, with two broken legs, a fractured skull, along with critical internal injuries.

1950       After spending a half a century managing in the major leagues, retires as skipper of the A’s. The 87 year-old manager, who has the most wins and losses in the game’s history, will be replaced by Jimmy Dykes, after compiling a 3731-3948 (.486) record during his 50 years in the dugout.

1960       “Resigned, fired, quit, discharged, use whatever you damn please. I’ll never make the mistake of being seventy again” – CASEY STENGEL, announcing his dismissal from the Yankees for being too old to manage. Five days after losing to the Pirates in Game 7 of the World Series, the Yankees fire Casey Stengel, believing he’s too old to manage. During his twelve-year tenure with the Bronx Bombers, the ‘Old Perfesser’ compiled an 1149-696 (.623) record, while capturing ten AL pennants and seven World Championships.

1967       Avoiding a protracted legal battle, the American League awards a new franchise to Kansas City, replacing the team the city lost when the owners permitted Charlie Finley to move the A’s to Oakland. Also, the AL announces a new team, which becomes known as the Pilots, will play in Seattle, an ill-advised decision given the fact that new owners will prove to be under-financed.

1971       Dick Williams is named the Associated Press American League Manager of the Year after guiding the A’s to their first playoff appearance since the franchise faced St. Louis in the 1931 Fall Classic. The 42 year-old skipper also copped the honor for piloting the Red Sox during the team’s Impossible Dream season in 1967.

1972       With runners on second and third base in Game 3 of the World Series, Johnny Bench strikes out looking with a full count when a trick play dupes him. After the A’s manager visits the mound and catcher Gene Tenace returns to his position, the Reds’ slugger, believing he is getting an intentional walk, is fooled when the A’s backstop quickly crouches behind home to catch a called strike three from Rollie Fingers.

1977       In the Yankees’ 8-4 victory over the Dodgers in the Bronx, Reggie Jackson, after homering in his last at-bat yesterday and drawing a walk in his first at-bat, hits three more on each first pitch he sees, giving him three homers on three consecutive pitches. Mr. October’s heroics in Game 6 of the Fall Classic assures the team of their twenty-first World Championship and first since 1962.

1988       At Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Mark McGwire goes deep off LA’s Jay Howell with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the A’s a 2-1 victory for its only win in the Series. Along with Kirk Gibson’s heroics in Game 1, ‘Big Mac’s’ walk-off home run marks the first time that two game-winning round-trippers occur in the same Fall Classic.

1992       In the top of the ninth inning, Ed Sprague, pinch-hitting for the first time this season, takes Braves’ closer Jeff Reardon deep for a two-run homer, giving the Blue Jays an eventual 5-4 comeback victory in Game 2 of the World Series. The corner infielder’s second round-tripper of the year knots the Fall Classic at one game apiece with the series shifting to Toronto.

1992       The Canadian flag is inadvertently flown up-side-down by a United States Marine Corps color guard at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium during the pregame ceremonies before Game 2 of the World Series between the Blue Jays and Braves. Although the international incident annoys the U.S.’s northern neighbors, most Toronto fans resist the call to fly the American Stars and Stripes similarly during Game 3 at the SkyDome but opt instead to wave Canada’s L’Unifoli with the message “This end up” affixed to the top.

1999       The Yankees win their record 36th pennant when the team beats the Red Sox, 6-1, in Game 5 of the ALCS. Orlando Hernandez blanks Boston into the eighth inning with Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada providing the offense punch with two-run round-trippers, respectively in the first and ninth frames of the Fenway Park contest.

2001       Larry Dierker, who left the Astros’ broadcast booth to take over the dugout duties as the team’s skipper in 1997, resigns as Houston manager (448-362, .553, four divisional titles), despite tying the Cardinals for the best record in the National League (93-69) and winning the Central Division. The team failed to win a playoff series in his five-year tenure, going 2-12 in postseason action.

2004       After 5 hours, 49 minutes, and 471 pitches, the Red Sox outlast the Yankees, 5-4, in Game 5 of the league championship. Boston’s DH David Ortiz, who is the first player in baseball history to hit two walk-off home runs during the postseason, ends the longest game in ALCS history at 1:22 a.m. with a two-out single into center scoring Johnny Damon from second in the 14th inning at Fenway Park.

2005       The Montreal Canadiens pay tribute to the departed Expos team by raising a commemorative banner to the rafters of Montreal’s Bell Centre. Working in his first game for the NHL team, displaced mascot Youppi, and former players Gary Carter and Andre Dawson assist in the hoisting of the blue and orange banner that features their retired numbers, 8 and 10, respectively, as well as the numbers for Tim Raines (30) and Rusty Staub (10).

2008       The Red Sox, scoring in each of the last three innings, erase a seven-run deficit in the seventh to beat the Rays, 8-7, in Game 5 of the ALCS. The Philadelphia A’s, who rallied after trailing 8-0 to beat the Cubs, 10-8, in Game 4 of the 1929 World Series, are the only team to have made a bigger comeback in the postseason.

2010       The Mariners hire Eric Wedge to be the team’s new manager, Seattle’s seventh skipper since 2003. The former Cleveland field boss, out of baseball last season after spending seven seasons in the Tribe’s dugout, replaces Daren Brown, filling in on an interim basis for Don Wakamatsu, dismissed in August.

2010       The Cardinals announce the signing of its long-time manager, keeping Tony La Russa in the Redbirds’ dugout for at least one more season, the skipper’s sixteenth with the club. The franchise has won eight division titles, two National League pennants, and a World Championship under their 66 year-old pilot; however, his heavily favored team collapses during the season’s final two months, finishing five games behind Cincinnati.

2012       At Comerica Park, the Tigers win their second American League pennant in seven years when they beat the punchless Yankees, 8-1, to complete a four-game sweep. The contest marks the first time the Bronx Bombers have failed to win a game in a best-of-seven series since they dropped four straight to the Reds in the 1976 Fall Classic.

2013       The Cardinals advance to their second World Series in three seasons, routing the Dodgers, 9-0, in Game 6 of the NLCS. St. Louis, behind the timely hitting of Carlos Beltran and the strong pitching performance of rookie right-hander Michael Wacha, beats Clayton Kershaw (16-9, 1.83) for the fourth time this season, including a pair of victories in this round of the postseason.


American Football Conference
East Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Buffalo Bills410.8000.0172642-1-02-0-03-1-01-0-04 W
New England Patriots240.3332.51251270-4-02-0-02-1-01-1-01 L
New York Jets140.2003.0671211-1-00-3-01-2-00-1-01 L
Miami Dolphins150.1673.5991770-2-01-3-01-4-01-1-05 L
West Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Los Angeles Chargers420.6670.01481502-1-02-1-03-1-02-0-01 L
Las Vegas Raiders420.6670.01471442-1-02-1-04-1-01-1-01 W
Denver Broncos330.5001.01261101-2-02-1-02-3-00-1-03 L
Kansas City Chiefs330.5001.01851761-2-02-1-01-3-00-1-01 W
North Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Baltimore Ravens510.8330.01701233-0-02-1-04-1-00-0-05 W
Cincinnati Bengals420.6671.01481112-1-02-1-02-0-01-0-01 W
Cleveland Browns330.5002.01561512-1-01-2-01-2-00-0-02 L
Pittsburgh Steelers330.5002.01171322-2-01-1-02-2-00-1-02 W
South Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Tennessee Titans320.6000.01321301-1-02-1-02-1-02-0-01 W
Indianapolis Colts240.3331.51391311-2-01-2-02-2-01-1-01 W
Houston Texans150.1672.5921721-2-00-3-01-4-01-1-05 L
Jacksonville Jaguars150.1672.51161721-3-00-2-01-4-00-2-01 W
National Football Conference
East Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Dallas Cowboys510.8330.02051463-0-02-1-03-1-02-0-05 W
Washington Football Team240.3333.01361861-3-01-1-02-1-01-0-02 L
Philadelphia Eagles240.3333.01371520-3-02-1-02-3-00-1-01 L
New York Giants150.1674.01141770-3-01-2-01-4-00-2-02 L
West Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Arizona Cardinals6001.0000.01941092-0-04-0-03-0-02-0-06 W
Los Angeles Rams510.8331.01791272-1-03-0-04-1-01-1-02 W
San Francisco 49ers230.4003.51171190-2-02-1-02-3-00-2-03 L
Seattle Seahawks240.3334.01401490-2-02-2-01-2-01-1-02 L
North Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Green Bay Packers510.8330.01441362-0-03-1-03-1-02-0-05 W
Minnesota Vikings330.5002.01471372-1-01-2-03-1-01-0-02 W
Chicago Bears330.5002.0981242-1-01-2-01-2-01-1-01 L
Detroit Lions060.0005.01091720-3-00-3-00-4-00-3-06 L
South Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Tampa Bay Buccaneers510.8330.01951443-0-02-1-03-1-01-0-03 W
New Orleans Saints320.6001.5127911-1-02-1-02-2-00-1-01 W
Carolina Panthers330.5002.01431212-2-01-1-01-3-01-0-03 L
Atlanta Falcons230.4002.51051481-2-01-1-01-3-00-1-01 W


Eastern Conference
Pittsburgh Penguins3201521591-0-01-0-12-0-1
Florida Panthers2200421052-0-02-0-0
Carolina Hurricanes220042951-0-01-0-02-0-0
Toronto Maple Leafs321042752-0-00-1-02-1-0
Ottawa Senators321042772-0-00-1-02-1-0
Columbus Blue Jackets2200421032-0-02-0-0
Buffalo Sabres220041722-0-02-0-0
Tampa Bay Lightning32104211130-1-02-0-02-1-0
Washington Capitals210131631-0-11-0-1
10 Detroit Red Wings210131981-0-11-0-1
11 New York Rangers311131690-0-11-1-01-1-1
12 Boston Bruins110021311-0-01-0-0
13 New Jersey Devils110021431-0-01-0-0
14 Philadelphia Flyers100110450-0-10-0-1
15 New York Islanders2020004110-2-00-2-0
16 Montreal Canadiens3030003100-1-00-2-00-3-0
Western Conference
Minnesota Wild220042532-0-02-0-0
Edmonton Oilers220041842-0-02-0-0
Seattle Kraken311131891-1-11-1-1
Vancouver Canucks3111308101-1-11-1-1
St. Louis Blues110021531-0-01-0-0
Colorado Avalanche211021771-1-01-1-0
San Jose Sharks110021431-0-01-0-0
Los Angeles Kings211021851-1-01-1-0
Anaheim Ducks211021531-1-01-1-0
10 Vegas Golden Knights211021691-0-00-1-01-1-0
11 Dallas Stars312021681-2-01-2-0
12 Arizona Coyotes2011103100-1-10-1-1
13 Chicago Blackhawks3021107130-2-10-2-1
14 Calgary Flames101000250-1-00-1-0
15 Nashville Predators202000570-2-00-2-0
16 Winnipeg Jets202000480-2-00-2-0


New England30206459362311-3-19-3-366
Nashville SC29111534626208-7-03-8-348
Orlando City SC291298424118-4-24-5-645
CF Montreal2911810423938-4-33-4-741
New York City FC29117114433118-3-33-4-840
New York2911711353057-5-34-2-840
Inter Miami CF2995152547-225-2-74-3-832
Toronto FC2967163456-224-5-52-2-1125
FC Cincinnati2948172955-261-5-83-3-920
Sporting KC2915775233198-5-27-2-552
Real Salt Lake2912611484539-4-23-2-942
Los Angeles29126114146-58-3-44-3-742
Los Angeles FC2910712434217-5-33-2-937
San Jose2989123647-114-3-74-6-533
FC Dallas29610133947-84-7-32-3-1028