HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL-REGIONAL SATURDAY
GIBSON SOUTHERN 38 TRI-WEST 21
INDIANA GIRLS BASKETBALL
ARGOS 67, ELKHART CHRISTIAN 31
AUSTIN 55, EASTERN (PEKIN) 38
BATESVILLE 50, NORTH DECATUR 35
BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 72, MITCHELL 9
BELLMONT 51, FORT WAYNE NORTH SIDE 30
BENTON CENTRAL 61, CLINTON PRAIRIE 25
BLACKFORD 68, SOUTH ADAMS 38
BLOOMINGTON NORTH 74, BROWN COUNTY 45
BLUFFTON 46, EAST NOBLE 43
BREBEUF JESUIT 48, PURDUE POLYTECHNIC ENGLEWOOD 43
BROWNSBURG 57, BEN DAVIS 54
BROWNSTOWN 53, PAOLI 41
CARMEL 62, HUNTINGTON NORTH 34
CASS 41, TRI-CENTRAL 25
CASTON 47, WINAMAC 33
CENTRAL NOBLE 61, PRAIRIE HEIGHTS 40
CONNERSVILLE 54, SHENANDOAH 43
CROWN POINT 58, HAMMOND CENTRAL 45
CULVER ACADEMY 31, PERU 30
EASTBROOK 75, SOUTHERN WELLS 31
EASTERN (GREENE) 57, SHOALS 15
EASTERN HANCOCK 50, TRITON CENTRAL 41
EVANSVILLE HARRISON 53, BOONVILLE 44
EVANSVILLE MATER DEI 56, VINCENNES LINCOLN 48
FAIRFIELD 40, GOSHEN 24
FRANKTON 81, MUNCIE CENTRAL 25
FREMONT 59, ADAMS CENTRAL 42
FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN 52, LEO 49
FORT WAYNE NORTHROP 57, FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA LUTHERAN 33
FORT WAYNE SOUTH SIDE 50, NEW HAVEN 37
GIBSON SOUTHERN 69, BISHOP CHATARD 58
GREENFIELD 48, GUERIN CATHOLIC 36
HAMILTON HEIGHTS 53, JAY COUNTY 41
HENRYVILLE 41, SWITZERLAND COUNTY 22
HERITAGE HILLS 43, JASPER 41
HOMESTEAD 73, FORT WAYNE WAYNE 40
INDIAN CREEK 86, MONROVIA 42
JAC-CEN-DEL 41, SOUTH RIPLEY 22
JEFFERSONVILLE 52, ANDERSON 44
JENNINGS COUNTY 45, SILVER CREEK 33
LAFAYETTE HARRISON 57, HIGHLAND 23
LAPEL 57, NORTH CENTRAL 48
LAWRENCE CENTRAL 59, WESTFIELD 34
LAWRENCE NORTH 56, NOBLESVILLE 53
LINTON 50, EDGEWOOD 23
LOWELL 57, EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL 21
MADISON-GRANT 46, COWAN 35
MANCHESTER 60, MACONAQUAH 53
MARTINSVILLE 42, NORTH VIGO 31
MERRILLVILLE 61, CONCORD 36
MISHAWAKA 46, SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH 36
MONROE CENTRAL 68, MUNCIE BURRIS 9
MOORESVILLE 51, FRANKLIN CENTRAL 42
NEW PRAIRIE 74, SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS) 53
NEW WASHINGTON 52, CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 28
NORTHWOOD 52, ROCHESTER 28
NORTHRIDGE 54, NORWELL 53
OLDENBURG 53, SOUTHWESTERN (SHELBYVILLE) 27
PARK TUDOR 55, TIPTON 13
PIKE 57, PERRY MERIDIAN 31
PLYMOUTH 58, MICHIGAN CITY 39
RISING SUN 59, CLARKSVILLE 48
RIVER FOREST 44, NORTH NEWTON 29
ROSSVILLE 36, FOUNTAIN CENTRAL 27
SEYMOUR 62, GREENWOOD 24
SHELBYVILLE 66, MORRISTOWN 31
SOUTHPORT 37, SOUTH VIGO 13
SOUTHWESTERN (HANOVER) 77, CROTHERSVILLE 20
TECUMSEH 49, EVANSVILLE CHRISTIAN 46
TRI-TOWNSHIP 35, TRI-COUNTY 25
TWIN LAKES 67, DELPHI 37
UNION CITY 50, NEW CASTLE 23
VALPARAISO 54, HAMMOND BISHOP NOLL
WEST LAFAYETTE 42, KOKOMO 31
WEST WASHINGTON 41, WHITE RIVER VALLEY 35
WABASH 50, MARION 17
WAPAHANI 59, UNION (MODOC) 20
WHITKO 53, CHURUBUSCO 46
ZIONSVILLE 63, RONCALLI 48
CORYDON CENTRAL TOURNAMENT
BORDEN 54, WASHINGTON 49
EVANSVILLE CENTRAL 57, CORYDON CENTRAL 33
VINCENNES RIVET 57, ROCK CREEK ACADEMY 51
BORDEN 62, CORYDON 49
WASHINGTON 57, EVANSVILLE CENTRAL 48
CRAWFORD COUNTY 65, ROCK CREEK ACADEMY 54
NEW ALBANY 56, VINCENNES RIVET 45
DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN TOURNAMENT
DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN 37, CALUMET CHRISTIAN 34
CALUMET CHRISTIAN 43, HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 30
DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN 49, PORTAGE CHRISTIAN 5
FISHERS 41, ELKHART 25
FISHERS 66, COLUMBUS EAST 29
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 65, COLUMBUS EAST 28
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 68, ELKHART 37
LANESVILLE 30, SOUTHRIDGE 21
NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG)
NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG) 52, SHAWE MEMORIAL 27
LANESVILLE 51, NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG) 50
SOUTHRIDGE 45, SHAWE MEMORIAL 29
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD
CONCORDIA 21, INDIANA WESLEYAN 10
DEPAUW 33, WABASH 30, 2OT
HANOVER 36, FRANKLIN 17
ILLINOIS 48, INDIANA 45, OT
INDIANA STATE 27, WESTERN ILLINOIS 6
MANCHESTER 37, ANDERSON 7
MARIAN 24, SIENA HEIGHTS 14
MT. ST. JOSEPH 68, ROSE-HULMAN 20
PURDUE 49, MINNESOTA 30
ST. FRANCIS 44, TAYLOR 31
TRINE 42, KALAMAZOO 29
UINDY 41, SOUTHWEST BAPTIST 3
VALPARAISO 23, STETSON 20, OT
NO. 3 MICHIGAN 24, NO. 10 PENN STATE 15
TEXAS TECH 16, NO. 16 KANSAS 13
NO. 23 TULANE 24, TULSA 22
NO. 8 ALABAMA 49, KENTUCKY 21
ARMY 17, HOLY CROSS 14
SOUTH CAROLINA 47, VANDERBILT 6
VIRGINIA TECH 48, BOSTON COLLEGE 22
CLEMSON 42, GEORGIA TECH 21
NORFOLK STATE 44, DELAWARE STATE 21
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 34, YOUNGSTOWN STATE 0
ILLINOIS STATE 44, MURRAY STATE 7
ROBERT MORRIS 14, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 12
ILLINOIS 48, INDIANA 45 (OT)
SOUTH FLORIDA 27, TEMPLE 23
YALE 36, PRINCETON 28 (OT)
LAFAYETTE 24, FORDHAM 16
BROWN 21, COLUMBIA 14 (OT)
MARYLAND 13, NEBRASKA 10
LIBERTY 38, OLD DOMINION 10
GEORGETOWN 50, BUCKNELL 47 (OT)
COLGATE 37, LEHIGH 21
INDIANA STATE 27, WESTERN ILLINOIS 6
HARVARD 25, PENN 23 (OT)
SOUTH DAKOTA 14, NORTH DAKOTA 10
MOREHEAD STATE 47, DAVIDSON 17
EASTERN ILLINOIS 30, TENNESSEE STATE 17
VALPARAISO 23, STETSON 20
WESTERN CAROLINA 58, EAST TENNESSEE STATE 7
FURMAN 37, VMI 3
DARTMOUTH 30, CORNELL 14
ARIZONA 34, COLORADO 31
JAMES MADISON 44, UCONN 6
MEMPHIS 44, CHARLOTTE 38 (OT)
APPALACHIAN STATE 42, GEORGIA STATE 14
TROY 45, UL MONROE 14
AUSTIN PEAY 30, UTAH TECH 17
BRYANT 38, LINDENWOOD 3
DRAKE 16, PRESBYTERIAN 14
MORGAN STATE 20, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 17
WOFFORD 11, THE CITADEL 3
NC STATE 26, WAKE FOREST 6
GARDNER-WEBB 35, TENNESSEE TECH 0
NO. 25 KANSAS STATE 59, BAYLOR 25
SAM HOUSTON 42, LOUISIANA TECH 27
PRAIRIE VIEW A&M 27, SOUTHERN 21
TARLETON STATE 31, ABILENE CHRISTIAN 30
MONTANA STATE 57, EASTERN WASHINGTON 14
WEBER STATE 31, IDAHO 29
NORTHERN ARIZONA 28, NORTHERN COLORADO 7
MISSOURI STATE 35, UNI 16
UT MARTIN 41, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE 14
KENNESAW STATE 63, VIRGINIA LYNCHBURG 3
MERCER 28, SAMFORD 21
NO. 22 IOWA 22, RUTGERS 0
NO. 4 FLORIDA STATE 27, MIAMI (FLA.) 20
NO. 5 WASHINGTON 35, NO. 18 UTAH 28
PURDUE 49, MINNESOTA 30
NORTHWESTERN 24, WISCONSIN 10
NO. 14 MISSOURI 36, NO. 13 TENNESSEE 7
UCF 45, NO. 15 OKLAHOMA STATE 3
MIDDLE TENNESSEE 40, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL 6
NEW MEXICO STATE 38, WESTERN KENTUCKY 29
SYRACUSE 28, PITT 13
NAVY 31, UAB 6
COASTAL CAROLINA 31, TEXAS STATE 23
HOWARD 50, NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL 20
NORTH DAKOTA STATE 34, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 10
AUBURN 48, ARKANSAS 10
CAL 42, WASHINGTON STATE 39
EAST CAROLINA 22, FLORIDA ATLANTIC 7
NICHOLLS 37, LAMAR 24
ST. THOMAS (MINN.) 17, SAN DIEGO 14 (OT)
SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA 52, TEX. A&M COMMERCE 14
SOUTH ALABAMA 21, ARKANSAS STATE 14
CENTRAL ARKANSAS 27, EASTERN KENTUCKY 24
SOUTHERN UTAH 45, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 17
SACRAMENTO STATE 41, CAL POLY 30
NO. 12 OREGON STATE 62, STANFORD 17
UC DAVIS 21, IDAHO STATE 14
NO. 17 OKLAHOMA 59, WEST VIRGINIA 20
CINCINNATI 24, HOUSTON 14
COLORADO STATE 22, SAN DIEGO STATE 19
NO. 2 GEORGIA 52, NO. 9 OLE MISS 17
MARSHALL 38, GEORGIA SOUTHERN 33
NO. 7 TEXAS 29, TCU 26
NO. 19 LSU 52, FLORIDA 35
NO. 1 OHIO STATE 38, MICHIGAN STATE 3
TEXAS A&M 51, MISSISSIPPI STATE 10
UTSA 34, RICE 14
HOUSTON CHRISTIAN 35, MCNEESE 24
NO. 24 NORTH CAROLINA 47, DUKE 45 (OT)
NO. 6 OREGON 36 USC 27
ARIZONA STATE 17 UCLA 7
BOISE STATE 42 NEW MEXICO 14
IOWA STATE 45 BYU 13
SAN JOSE STATE 42 FRESNO STATE 18
HAWAII 27 AIR FORCE 13
NFL WEEK 10
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS VS NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (FRANKFURT) 3:30P (CET) 9:30A NFLN
CLEVELAND BROWNS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
HOUSTON TEXANS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX
GREEN BAY PACKERS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
TENNESSEE TITANS AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
ATLANTA FALCONS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS 2:05P (MST) 4:05P CBS
DETROIT LIONS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P CBS
NEW YORK GIANTS AT DALLAS COWBOYS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX
WASHINGTON COMMANDERS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P FOX
NEW YORK JETS AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS 5:20P (PT) 8:20P NBC*
DENVER BRONCOS AT BUFFALO BILLS (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ESPN
MEN’S TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
#6 UCONN 107 STONEHILL 67
#7 HOUSTON 82 TEXAS A&M-CC 50
#8 CREIGHTON 89 NORTH DAKOTA STATE 60
WOMEN’S TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
MARQUETTE 71 #23 ILLINOIS 67
ORLANDO 112 MILWAUKEE 97
BOSTON 117 TORONTO 94
MIAMI 117 ATLANTA 109
CLEVELAND 118 GOLDEN STATE 110
DETROIT 5 COLUMBUS 4
DALLAS 3 WINNIPEG 2
MONTRÉAL 3 BOSTON 2 OT
OTTAWA 4 CALGARY 1
CAROLINA 4 TAMPA BAY 0
TORONTO 5 VANCOUVER 2
WASHINGTON 4 NY ISLANDERS 1
PITTSBURGH 4 BUFFALO 0
ARIZONA 7 NASHVILLE 5
ST. LOUIS 8 COLORADO 2
EDMONTON 4 SEATTLE 1
PHILADELPHIA 4 LOS ANGELES 2
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
HOUSTON 1 SALT LAKE 1 (HOUSTON WINS ON PK’S 4-3)
NATIONAL SPORTS RELEASES/HEADLINES
COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS
TOP 25 ROUNDUP: NO. 3 MICHIGAN PREVAILS WITHOUT JIM HARBAUGH
Blake Corum rushed for 145 yards, scored two touchdowns and helped No. 3 Michigan overcome the absence of head coach Jim Harbaugh to defeat No. 10 Penn State 24-15 on Saturday at University Park, Pa.
Harbaugh was suspended by the Big Ten on Friday for the remainder of the regular season amid an in-person scouting scandal. Michigan filed for a temporary restraining order, but the hearing was delayed until Friday. Assistant Sherrone Moore filled in for Harbaugh.
Donovan Edwards rushed for 52 yards and a touchdown for the Wolverines (10-0, 7-0 Big Ten), while J.J. McCarthy had only eight pass attempts, all in the first half, and completed seven for 60 yards.
Drew Allar completed 10 of 22 passes for 70 yards and a touchdown for the Nittany Lions (8-2, 5-2). He also rushed for 49 yards on 10 carries and a touchdown. Kaytron Allen had 72 yards rushing for the Penn State.
No. 1 Ohio State 38, Michigan State 3
Marvin Harrison Jr. scored three touchdowns and Kyle McCord passed for 335 yards and three scores as the Buckeyes routed the Spartans in Columbus, Ohio.
Harrison rebounded from a subpar performance against Rutgers (four catches for 25 yards and TDs of 4 and 2 yards) to help the Buckeyes (10-0, 7-0 Big Ten) to a 35-3 halftime lead.
Katin Houser was 12 of 24 for 92 yards for Michigan State (3-7, 1-6), which has lost eight straight games to the Buckeyes since its last win in 2015.
No. 2 Georgia 52, No. 9 Ole Miss 17
Kendall Milton rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns, Daijun Edwards added two touchdown runs and the Bulldogs clinched the Southeastern Conference East division title by routing the Rebels in Athens, Ga.
Carson Beck passed for 306 yards and two touchdowns for the Bulldogs (10-0, 7-0 SEC), who will face No. 8 Alabama for the SEC title on Dec. 2 in Atlanta. Georgia outgained Ole Miss 611-352 and held Jaxson Dart to 112 passing yards.
Quinshon Judkins rushed for both touchdowns for the Rebels (8-2, 5-2), who saw their five-game winning streak end.
No. 4 Florida State 27, Miami 20
Trey Benson ran for two touchdowns — including the go-ahead 38-yarder in the third quarter — as the Seminoles defeated the Hurricanes in Tallahassee, Fla.
Jordan Travis passed for 265 yards and one touchdown for Florida State (10-0, 8-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which won its 16th consecutive game. Travis became the first quarterback in Seminoles history to beat Miami three straight years.
Miami (6-4, 2-4) benched quarterback Tyler Van Dyke for the first time in his career. True freshman Emory Williams started instead. Williams completed 8 of 23 passes for 175 yards and two TDs.
No. 5 Washington 35, No. 18 Utah 28
Michael Penix Jr. passed for 332 yards and two touchdowns, both to Rome Odunze, as the Huskies outlasted the Utes on a windy and wet afternoon in Seattle.
Dillon Johnson added 104 yards rushing and a score for the Huskies (10-0, 7-0 Pac-12). Grady Gross kicked two field goals for Washington, but his third attempt, a 32-yarder with 1:38 remaining, was blocked, giving the Utes one last chance.
The Huskies’ Dominique Hampton intercepted a fourth-and-10 pass at Utah’s 43-yard line with 44 seconds left to seal the victory. Bryson Barnes completed 17 of 30 passes for 267 yards, with two TDs and two interceptions, and Ja’Quinden Jackson rushed for two scores, but Utah (7-3, 4-3) saw its chances for a third consecutive Pac-12 title come to an end.
No. 6 Oregon 36, Southern California 27
Bo Nix passed for a season-high 412 yards and threw four touchdowns, and the Ducks held off the Trojans’ late rally in Eugene, Ore.
The Ducks (9-1, 6-1 Pac-12) built a 22-point lead early in the fourth quarter when Bucky Irving ran for 19 of his game-high 118 rushing yards on a touchdown carry. USC (7-4, 5-3) battled back when Caleb Williams found Brenden Rice for a 9-yard touchdown and Austin Jones capped a 77-yard drive with a 13-yard touchdown run.
But that was the closest the Trojans would get. Oregon jumped ahead early with first-half touchdowns on Nix passes of 77 yards to Tez Johnson, 84 yards to Troy Franklin and 15 yards to Terrance Ferguson.
No. 7 Texas 29, TCU 26
Quinn Ewers passed for 317 yards and a touchdown and Jonathon Brooks amassed 178 all-purpose yards and two TDs as the Longhorns dominated the first half and then held on for a win over the Horned Frogs in a key Big 12 Conference game in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Longhorns (9-1, 6-1 Big 12) are now alone atop the conference standings with two regular-season games to play. Texas led by 20 at the half but sputtered thereafter. The Horned Frogs (4-6, 2-5) made things interesting in the fourth quarter when Josh Hoover hit JP Richardson with a 3-yard TD pass and then found Savion Williams from 14 yards out, the latter with 3:28 to play.
It took a sterling catch on his back from the Longhorns’ Adonai Mitchell on a third down during the final drive to secure the win for Texas.
No. 8 Alabama 49, Kentucky 21
Jalen Milroe became the first player in Crimson Tide history to pass for three touchdowns and run for three scores in the same game while leading his team to a comfortable victory over the Wildcats in SEC play at Lexington, Ky.
Milroe completed 16 of 23 passes for 240 yards with one interception and added 36 yards on the ground. Amari Niblack, Kobe Prentice and Roydell Williams caught touchdowns passes for the Crimson Tide (9-1, 7-0 SEC), who clinched a spot in the conference title game against No. 2 Georgia.
Alabama improved to 39-2-1 all-time against Kentucky. Ray Davis rushed for two touchdowns for the Wildcats (6-4, 3-4), who have lost four of their past five games. Davis had just 26 yards on 12 carries.
No. 12 Oregon State 62, Stanford 17
Damien Martinez ran for four first-half touchdowns and DJ Uiagalelei threw for 240 yards as the Beavers walloped the Cardinal in a Pac-12 mismatch in Corvallis, Ore.
Martinez, who rushed for 146 yards on just 15 carries, scored on runs of 7, 59, 15 and 5 yards as the Beavers improved to 8-2 overall and 5-2 in the conference. Uiagalelei completed 12 of 19 passes in an efficient performance, finding Jermaine Terry II and Deshaun Fenwick for touchdown strikes of 40 and 13 yards, respectively.
Stanford (3-7, 2-6) upset Washington State last week and nearly upset Washington last month but was no match for Oregon State’s physicality on both sides of the ball. Quarterback Ashton Daniels completed 10 of 16 attempts for 200 yards and a 75-yard touchdown to Elic Ayomanor but also mixed in three interceptions.
No. 14 Missouri 36, No. 13 Tennessee 7
Cody Schrader accumulated 321 yards of total offense and rushed for a touchdown as the Tigers defeated the Volunteers in Columbia, Mo.
Schrader rushed for 205 yards on 35 carries and caught five passes for 116 yards for Missouri (8-2, 4-2 SEC).
Joe Milton III completed 22 of 34 passes for 267 yards, one touchdown and one interception for the Volunteers (7-3, 3-3).
UCF 45, No. 15 Oklahoma State 3
The Knights’ R.J. Harvey stole the show from FBS rushing leader Ollie Gordon II, rolling for a career-high 206 yards to lead UCF to a stunning upset of the Cowboys in Orlando, Fla.
A week after gaining its first conference victory in its first season in the Big 12, UCF (5-5, 2-5 Big 12) won its second straight game in dominant fashion as John Rhys Plumlee threw three touchdown passes, all to Kobe Hudson. Harvey ran for three scores, including a 92-yard back-breaking touchdown sprint in the third quarter.
It was a crushing defeat for Oklahoma State (7-3, 5-2), which was riding a five-game winning streak, including last week’s 27-24 upset of rival Oklahoma in the Bedlam Series.
Texas Tech 16, No. 16 Kansas 13
Gino Garcia drilled a go-ahead 30-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Red Raiders over the Jayhawks in Lawrence, Kan.
Behren Morton wasn’t spectacular until Texas Tech (5-5, 4-3 Big 12) needed him to be, and he delivered by engineering a drive in the closing 26 seconds that ended with Garcia’s game-winning kick. Morton was 3-for-3 for 63 yards on the decisive march, with a huge 33-yard connection to Jerand Bradley.
Kansas kicker Seth Keller connected on a 22-yard field goal with 25 seconds to go, the last of 13 consecutive Jayhawks points in the fourth quarter. Kansas fell to 7-3 overall, with a 4-3 mark in conference play.
No. 17 Oklahoma 59, West Virginia 20
Dillon Gabriel threw for a season-high 423 yards along with five touchdowns while running for three more as the Sooners beat the Mountaineers in Norman, Okla.
Gabriel’s eight combined passing/rushing touchdowns set a school record, besting the previous record of seven set by Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield. The win snapped a two-game losing streak and kept the Sooners (8-2, 5-2 Big 12) in the hunt for a berth in the Big 12 championship game with two games remaining, though Oklahoma still doesn’t control its destiny.
West Virginia (6-4, 4-3) had its two-game winning streak snapped. Garrett Greene was 10-for-27 for 154 yards and two touchdowns.
No. 19 LSU 52, Florida 35
Jayden Daniels passed for 372 yards and rushed for 234 in a milestone performance to lead the Tigers over the Gators in SEC play at Baton Rouge, La.
Daniels passed for three touchdowns and scored on two long runs as the Tigers (7-3, 5-2 SEC) defeated the Gators for the fifth straight time and 11th in the past 14 meetings. Daniels is the first player in FBS history to pass for 350 yards and rush for 200 in the same game. He also is the second SEC player to pass for 200 yards and rush for 200 in the same game.
Trevor Etienne rushed for 99 yards and three touchdowns for the Gators (5-5, 3-4), who lost their third consecutive game.
No. 21 Arizona 34, Colorado 31
Jonah Coleman ran for a career-high 179 yards and Tyler Loop kicked a 24-yard field goal on the final play of the game to lift the Wildcats over the Buffaloes in Boulder, Colo.
The Wildcats (7-3, 5-2 Pac-12), who won their fourth consecutive game for the first time since early in the 2019 season, never led Saturday until there was no time left. Colorado (4-6, 1-6) lost its fourth game in a row and needs to win its final two to be bowl eligible.
Colorado’s Shedeur Sanders was 22 of 35 for 262 yards and two touchdowns, also rushing for a team-high 42 yards on 13 attempts. Neither quarterback was intercepted.
No. 22 Iowa 22, Rutgers 0
The Hawkeyes got the best of a defensive showdown with a 16-point fourth quarter to beat the Scarlet Knights in Big Ten Conference play in Iowa City, Iowa.
Drew Stevens provided all the offense Iowa (8-2, 5-2 Big Ten) would need with a 32-yard field goal in the second quarter and a 43-yarder in the third, but Iowa wasn’t content with a six-point lead.
Gavin Wimsatt threw for 93 yards and one interception on 7-for-18 passing as Rutgers (6-4, 3-4) ended up being outgained 402-127.
No. 23 Tulane 24, Tulsa 22
Makhi Hughes rushed for 131 yards with a touchdown and the Green Wave stopped a two-point conversion pass to hang on for a victory over the Golden Hurricane in an American Athletic Conference game at New Orleans.
Hughes had his sixth consecutive 100-yard game and Michael Pratt passed for 194 yards and a touchdown for the Green Wave (9-1, 6-0 AAC).
Kirk Francis completed 22 of 34 passes for 345 yards and Kamdyn Benjamin finished with eight receptions for 157 yards and two touchdowns to lead Tulsa (3-7, 1-5), which lost its fifth consecutive game.
No. 24 North Carolina 47, Duke 45 (2OT)
Drake Maye scored on a 5-yard quarterback keeper and threw for a two-point conversion in the second overtime as the Tar Heels, who needed a field goal on the last play of regulation to extend the game, beat the Blue Devils at Chapel Hill, N.C.
North Carolina (8-2, 4-2 ACC) lost its previous two ACC games when it was unable to protect double-digit leads, but Saturday night’s result kept the Tar Heels in contention for a spot in the league championship game. Duke (6-4, 3-3) has lost three of its last four games, all to ranked teams.
Drake Loftis, a freshman making his second start because of injuries to other Duke quarterbacks, was 16-for-28 passing for 189 yards. Jordan Waters ran for 113 yards on 20 attempts.
No. 25 Kansas State 59, Baylor 25
Will Howard threw three touchdown passes and ran for another as the Wildcats defeated the Bears in Manhattan, Kan.
Kansas State (7-3, 5-2 Big 12) added scores on a fumble return and an interception. Howard was 19-of-29 passing for 235 yards, while moving past Josh Freeman for the most career TD passes in K-State history with 45. It was the fifth time this season that Howard threw for at least three TDs, tying Freeman for the team’s single-season mark.
Kansas State remained undefeated at home (6-0), scoring at least 40 points in all six games. Blake Shapen was 22-of-45 passing for 253 yards and four touchdowns for Baylor (3-7, 2-5).
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL NEWS
TOP 25 ROUNDUP: UCONN OFF TO 2-0 START IN TITLE DEFENSE
Tristen Newton poured in 22 points as all five starters scored in double figures to propel No. 6 UConn to a 107-67 victory over Stonehill on Saturday afternoon in Hartford, Conn.
Newton made 7 of 11 shots from the field and finished with seven rebounds and five steals for the Huskies (2-0), who have started their national title defense with back-to-back victories. Stephon Castle supplied 17 points and eight boards, while Donovan Clingan (16 points), Alex Karaban (15) and Cam Spencer (12) rounded out the starting five.
UConn made up for a poor performance from beyond the arc (10-for-31) by sinking 21 of 23 free-throw attempts.
Stonehill’s Jackson Benigni, an East Hampton, Conn., native, gave family and friends something for which to cheer after sharing game-high honors with 22 points on 9-for-14 shooting. Chas Stinson chipped in 10 points, but the Skyhawks (1-2) did not receive more than eight points from anyone else.
No. 7 Houston 82, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 50
J’Wan Roberts and L.J. Cryer combined for 32 points as the Cougars rolled to a victory over the visiting Islanders on Saturday.
Roberts paired 17 points with nine rebounds while Cryer added 15 points to carry Houston (2-0), which delivered the knockout blow almost immediately out of the locker room, opening the second half with two dunks from Ja’Vier Francis, a third from Roberts and a Cryer 3-pointer that yielded a 50-30 lead.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi shot 24.3 percent in the second half, coming undone against the Cougars’ defense. Lance-Amir Paul led the Islanders with 10 points.
No. 8 Creighton 89, North Dakota State 60
Trey Alexander recorded 21 points, seven rebounds, five steals and four assists to help the Bluejays roll to a victory over the Bison at Omaha, Neb.
Baylor Scheierman added 17 points and six assists for Creighton (2-0), which won its first two games by an average of 40 points. Star big man Ryan Kalkbrenner scored all 13 of his points in the second half for the Bluejays.
Damari Wheeler-Thomas scored 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting for North Dakota State (2-1). The Bison fell to 0-12 all-time against Creighton, which broke the game open with a 16-0 run to begin the second half.
NBA ROUNDUP: MAGIC’S BALANCED ATTACK TOO STRONG FOR BUCKS
Paolo Banchero scored 26 points, Franz Wagner added 24 and the Orlando Magic weathered a 35-point, 10-rebound effort from Giannis Antetokounmpo to beat the visiting Milwaukee Bucks 112-97 on Saturday night.
Orlando took the lead late in the first quarter and never looked back, building an advantage of as many as 21 points behind a balanced offensive attack. Antetokounmpo carried the load for Milwaukee, which was playing a second straight game without Damian Lillard, who was out due to right calf soreness.
Jalen Suggs supplied 20 points as five Orlando scorers finished in double figures, including Moritz Wagner, who had 19 points off the bench. Moritz Wagner scored 12 points in the first half to help ignite the pivotal, second-quarter surge that gave Orlando the lead for the rest of the game.
Jonathan Isaac chipped in 10 points off the bench and grabbed three of his five rebounds on the offensive glass — part of an overall theme for Orlando on the night. The Magic enjoyed an emphatic 22-4 advantage in second-chance points, a byproduct of their 15 offensive rebounds to just five for the Bucks.
Cavaliers 118, Warriors 110
Caris LeVert came off the bench to lead a balanced attack with 22 points, Dean Wade buried a pair of key 3-pointers to open the fourth quarter and Cleveland completed a season-series sweep over Golden State with a win in San Francisco.
Donovan Mitchell (21 points), Darius Garland (19) and Evan Mobley (19) led all five starters in double figures for the Cavaliers, who had lost 12 straight regular-season games to the Warriors before a 115-104 home win last Sunday. The sweep was Cleveland’s first over Golden State since 2010.
Stephen Curry led all scorers with 30 points but shot just 4-for-14 on 3-pointers. The Warriors went 13-for-38 (34.2 percent) from beyond the arc. Klay Thompson had 14 points and Andrew Wiggins 13 for Golden State, which was playing just its third home game. Kevon Looney was the game’s leading rebounder with 13.
Celtics 117, Raptors 94
Jaylen Brown scored a game-high 29 points and Jayson Tatum finished with 27 as Boston improved its home record to 4-0 by beating visiting Toronto.
Brown was 12 of 20 from the field and scored 21 points in the second half. He also finished the game with five rebounds. Tatum was 10-for-18 from the field and added five rebounds and four assists. Boston also received 21 points, seven rebounds and three assists from Kristaps Porzingis.
Pascal Siakam tossed in a team-high 17 points and was one of five Raptors who scored in double figures. Siakam also had seven rebounds, three assists and three steals. Dennis Schroder finished with 14 points, Jakob Poeltl and Malachi Flynn each had 12 and Scottie Barnes netted 10.
Heat 117, Hawks 109
Bam Adebayo collected 26 points and 17 rebounds, and rookie Jaime Jaquez Jr. added a season-high 20 points to lift visiting Miami to a victory over Atlanta.
Adebayo made 9 of 12 shots from the floor and all eight of his attempts from the free-throw line to send the Heat to their fourth straight victory. Jaquez played in place of injured Tyler Herro, who is sidelined for at least two weeks because of a Grade 2 ankle sprain. Jaquez made 8 of 17 shots from the floor and added four assists.
Miami forward Jimmy Butler sat out because of an undisclosed personal family issue. He could return Sunday against the host San Antonio Spurs. Atlanta’s Trae Young collected 27 points and 11 assists, and Dejounte Murray added 23 points. Bogdan Bogdanovic finished with 15 points and joined Murray by sinking five 3-pointers.
NHL ROUNDUP: BLUES BLITZ AVS BEHIND 2 HAT TRICKS
Brayden Schenn and Pavel Buchnevich each scored three goals to record hat tricks as the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 8-2 in Denver on Saturday night.
Schenn, who also had an assist, now has four career hat tricks, while Buchnevich, who had two short-handed goals, has three career hat tricks.
Torey Krug had a goal and an assist, Alexey Toropchenko also scored and Robert Thomas added four assists for the Blues. Jordan Binnington made 36 saves for St. Louis.
Mikko Rantanen and Jack Johnson had goals, Alexandar Georgiev turned away 22 shots before leaving early in the third period and Ivan Prosvetov made 12 saves in relief for the Avalanche.
Canadiens 3, Bruins 2 (OT)
Kaiden Guhle’s rush up ice for a backhand goal at 2:13 of overtime lifted Montreal to a come-from-behind win over visiting Boston.
Nick Suzuki scored his fourth goal in as many games and Brendan Gallagher also lit the lamp for Montreal, which has won back-to-back contests in overtime. Guhle also added an assist as the Habs scored two goals in a rapid-fire span in the third period. Sam Montembeault made 26 saves in the win, 13 of which came in the third.
Brad Marchand logged a goal and an assist to lead the Bruins, who had a two-game winning streak snapped. Boston defenseman Charlie McAvoy had an assist in his first game after completing a four-game, NHL-levied suspension for an illegal check to the head. Jeremy Swayman stopped 24 shots in the loss.
Oilers 4, Kraken 1
Zach Hyman scored a natural hat trick in a span of 8:44 in the first period as Edmonton snapped a four-game losing streak with a victory against host Seattle.
Dylan Holloway also tallied for the Oilers, who had lost eight of their past nine games and entered the weekend tied with San Jose with an NHL-low five points. Goaltender Stuart Skinner made 17 saves for just his second victory in nine starts.
Jaden Schwartz scored for Seattle, which had gone 3-1-1 over its previous five games. Kraken goalie Philipp Grubauer was pulled after allowing four goals on 17 shots in the first period. Joey Daccord stopped all nine shots he faced the rest of the way.
Red Wings 5, Blue Jackets 4
Daniel Sprong scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period to lift host Detroit over Columbus.
Lucas Raymond, Alex DeBrincat, Robby Fabbri and defenseman Jake Walman also scored, and Ville Husso made 18 saves for the Red Wings.
Columbus’ Patrik Laine, who missed the previous nine games due to a concussion, scored his 200th career goal in the third period. Alexandre Texier, rookie Adam Fantilli and Sean Kuraly also scored, and Spencer Martin made 23 saves for the Blue Jackets.
Stars 3, Jets 2
Wyatt Johnston collected a goal and an assist to lead Dallas past host Winnipeg as the Stars maintained their hold on the top spot in the Central Division.
Thomas Harley and Matt Duchene also scored for the Stars, who have won two straight games. Goaltender Scott Wedgewood made 31 saves, including 15 in the third period while the hosts frantically pushed to tie the clash.
Cole Perfetti and Brenden Dillon scored goals for the Jets, who saw their three-game winning streak come to an end. Goalie Connor Hellebuyck stopped 26 shots.
Senators 4, Flames 1
Drake Batherson collected one goal and one assist as Ottawa beat visiting Calgary to snap a five-game home skid.
Mathieu Joseph, Rourke Chartier and Travis Hamonic also scored for the Senators, while Tim Stutzle collected two assists. Goaltender Joonas Korpisalo made 24 saves.
Blake Coleman scored Calgary’s lone goal. Dustin Wolf, the reigning AHL MVP and two-time AHL Goaltender of the Year, stopped 34 shots in his first NHL game of the season, and second in his career. Calgary’s No. 1 goalie Jacob Markstrom has missed two games due to an undisclosed injury.
Hurricanes 4, Lightning 0
Goaltender Pyotr Kochetkov notched his fifth career shutout and Sebastian Aho and Brent Burns each had a goal and an assist as visiting Carolina blanked Tampa Bay.
In his first start since losing to the Lightning in Tampa Bay last month, Kochetkov stopped all 22 shots he faced.
Jonas Johansson stopped 28 of 32 shots, but the Lightning were shut out for the first time this season.
Maple Leafs 5, Canucks 2
Noah Gregor scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and added an assist as Toronto defeated visiting Vancouver.
Matthew Knies, William Nylander, Nicholas Robertson and David Kampf also scored for the Maple Leafs. Tyler Bertuzzi, Max Domi and Bobby McMann each added two assists.
J.T. Miller and Pius Suter scored for the Canucks, who had won their five previous games.
Capitals 4, Islanders 1
Nic Dowd and Aliaksei Protas both snapped lengthy goal-scoring droughts in the second period for Washington, which continued surging with a win over New York in Elmont, N.Y.
Alex Ovechkin opened and closed the scoring with goals for the Capitals as he inched closer to Wayne Gretzky in his pursuit of the NHL’s all-time goal record. With 826 goals, Ovechkin is 68 shy of tying Gretzky.
Dowd, who hadn’t scored since March 23, scored the go-ahead goal before Protas, who last scored April 2, added insurance late in the middle period for the Capitals, who are 6-1-1 in their past eight games. Alexander Romanov scored in the first period for the Islanders, who have lost four straight games (0-3-1) and five of their past six (1-3-2).
Penguins 4, Sabres 0
Erik Karlsson scored twice and goaltender Tristan Jarry stopped all 35 shots he faced as Pittsburgh blanked visiting Buffalo for its fourth straight win.
It was Jarry’s league-leading third shutout of the season and the 16th of his career.
Buffalo goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 36 saves.
Coyotes 7, Predators 5
Michael Carcone scored twice and Sean Durzi added the game-winning goal as Arizona edged host Nashville.
Troy Stecher, Alex Kerfoot and Clayton Keller had the other goals for the Coyotes, who avoided a second straight loss. Connor Ingram made 36 saves.
Filip Forsberg had two goals, while Kiefer Sherwood, Dante Fabbro and Ryan O’Reilly also scored for Nashville, which has lost three straight games.
Flyers 4, Kings 2
Morgan Frost scored two goals and Cal Petersen made 35 saves as visiting Philadelphia snapped Los Angeles’ eight-game point streak.
Owen Tippett had a goal and an assist and Cam Atkinson also scored for Philadelphia, which completed a sweep of a Southern California back-to-back that began with a 6-3 victory at Anaheim on Friday. Sean Walker added two assists.
Adrian Kempe and Carl Grundstrom each scored for Los Angeles, which lost for the sixth time in seven home games (1-3-3). Cam Talbot, who shut out the Flyers a week earlier in Philadelphia, finished with 22 saves as the Kings suffered their first regulation loss in nine games (6-1-2).
EMILY KRISTINE PEDERSEN ENJOYING STRONG SHOWING AT THE ANNIKA
Denmark’s Emily Kristine Pedersen shot a 6-under 64 on Saturday and holds a three-shot lead after three rounds of The Annika in Belleair, Fla.
Pedersen’s bogey-free round
Pedersen’s bogey-free round leaves her at 18-under 192 at Pelican Golf Club, matching the LPGA record through 54 holes first set by tournament host Annika Sorenstam at the 2003 Mizuno Classic. It was later matched by Japan’s Nasa Hataoka (2018), South Korea’s Sei Young Kim (2018) and Danielle Kang (2021).
Amy Yang of South Korea and Lilia Vu are tied for second, three shots behind Pedersen. Yang carded a 61 and Vu shot 62 on Saturday.
Pedersen set the 36-hole event record on Friday when she was at 12-under 128.
On Saturday, she made consecutive birdies on Nos. 2 and 3 and later made four more on the back nine.
“My short game was pretty good today,” Pedersen said. “I got up and down every time I missed a green, and I holed a chip, so that definitely kept me in the game, especially early in the round.
“It’s not been great the last couple days, but today was good. That’s kind of what kept the bogeys off the card and kept the momentum going, I think.”
Yang eagled the par-4 No. 5 also had seven birdies in her bogey-free round. She made four birdies on the front nine and three on the back and said she tried to simplify her mental approach.
“I was thinking about what did I do so well to play low score,” Yang said. “It was just, you know, I committed. I was really committed to each shot.”
Vu birdied seven of the last 12 holes and had eight overall during her bogey-free round. She finished strong with three birdies in the final four holes.
“This week I made a point to have fun,” Vu said. “I really enjoy this type of golf course, playing one shot at a time. This course is not easy by all means. It’s kind of difficult, so just helps me be disciplined and play one shot at a time.”
Alison Lee (62 on Saturday), Thailand’s Patty Tavatanakit (62), Spain’s Azahara Munoz (64) and Mexico’s Gaby Lopez (65) are all tied for fourth place at 13-under 197.
Lexi Thompson (66) is part of a three-way tie for 12th at 10-under 200.
Two-time defending champion Nelly Korda (67) and Canada’s Brooke Henderson (65) are part of a tie for 17th at 8 under.
ALEX NOREN OUT TO GO THE DISTANCE AT BERMUDA
Sweden’s Alex Noren has his eyes set on a wire-to-wire victory, remaining in the lead of the Butterfield Bermuda Championship through three rounds Saturday with a 4-under-par 67.
Noren is at 19-under 194 for the tournament and will have a one-shot lead overnight heading toward Sunday’s final round at Port Royal Golf Course.
Camilo Villegas moved into sole possession of second place with a 6-under 65 on Saturday and is at 18 under for the tournament. The 41-year-old, who last won in 2014, had an early lead at last week’s World Wide Technology Championship in Mexico before tying for second.
Villegas is among the players trying to work their way into the top 125 of the FedEx Cup Fall standings with two events left. Villegas was No. 223 before last week but now stands at No. 147, with a good chance to move even higher by the end of the day Sunday.
Ryan Moore (67 on Saturday) and Matti Schmid of Germany (65) were tied for third place at 17 under. Stewart Cink (66) was another shot back at 16 under.
Noren was a steady even par through six holes in the third round before birdies at Nos. 7 and 8. He had two more birdies on the back nine to maintain his lead, including one at the par-5 17th hole.
“This is what you dream of, having a chance to win and being up in the final group on a Saturday, Sunday,” said the 41-year-old Noren, who has won 10 times in Europe but has not won on the PGA Tour. “I really enjoyed it today. I came off maybe a little colder start, but I played good enough to kind of get that 4 under in the end. I’m happy to be in the lead still.”
Villegas traded a birdie and a bogey over the first four holes before catching fire. He had six birdies over the final 12 holes to move into second place.
Noren, Villegas and Moore will not have to introduce themselves to each other Sunday.
“Alex and Ryan Moore, we played college golf together,” Villegas said. “That’s good, we’ve got a good group (Sunday).
“It’s nice to be in the final group for a second consecutive week. That tells me that I’m doing the right thing, that all the work that I’ve been putting in is heading on the right track. But we’ve only played three rounds. Golf tournaments are four.”
TOP INDIANA RELEASES/NEWS
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) In the past, playing a regular-season game abroad would bring a sense of festivity for a New England Patriots team that is unbeaten in three previous international appearances.
This time, it has the feeling of a team and its long-celebrated coach reluctantly stepping into a bigger spotlight as they trudge through one of their most difficult seasons in decades.
After a 24-year run in New England that has included six Super Bowl rings and two decades of dominance in the AFC, the Patriots are 2-7 – Bill Belichick’s worst start since his first season in 2000.
It led to a pointed question from a reporter this week: Does Belichick think he’ll be coaching for his job this week when New England travels to Frankfurt, German for its matchup with Indianapolis on Sunday?
“I’m going to control what I can control and get ready for the Colts,” Belichick responded.
Inquiries about Belichick’s job status reached all the way to Colts coach Shane Steichen who was asked later in the week if he could envision having Belichick’s championship credentials and being posed a similar question.
“No, I couldn’t imagine that. I think Bill Belichick is the best to ever do it,” Steichen said.
He may be, but his job security continues to be the central topic trailing a team that entered the week at the bottom of the AFC standings.
But Belichick said his approach in unchanged as he focuses on trying to turn things around.
“I do the same thing I always do. I try to do the best I can to help our team every week,” he said.
The Patriots are 3-0 in regular-season games played internationally.
They defeated Tampa Bay in 2009 in London, the St. Louis Rams in 2012 in London and the Oakland Raiders in 2017 in Mexico City. New England has allowed only one touchdown in each of those games, while scoring 30-plus points in all three.
The Colts are playing their second regular-season game overseas. They lost to Jacksonville 30-27 in London in 2016.
All-Pro running back Jonathan Taylor sat out last season’s 26-3 loss to the Patriots. The next day, team owner Jim Irsay fired coach Frank Reich and hired Jeff Saturday as interim coach.
But Taylor played a key role in 2021. He rushed 29 times for 170 yards and one score in a 27-17 victory that ended Indy’s eight-game losing streak in the series. It was his third-best total during a season in which he won the league’s rushing title.
Steichen said he expects injured rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson, the No. 4 overall draft pick, to return to Indianapolis later this week.
Richardson had season-ending surgery to repair a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder in Los Angeles on Oct. 24. He’s expected to continue his rehab in Indianapolis when he returns to the city where he now lives.
Could he join the Colts in Germany?
“We’ll have those conversations (Wednesday) and (Thursday) and we’ll make that decision,” Steichen said. “But yeah, he’ll be back this week.”
FIELD OF DREAMS?
Steichen went to London when he was with the Los Angeles Chargers and decided not to have the team fly into Germany until Friday.
The reason: He wanted to keep this week’s schedule as normal as possible.
But he has been doing some homework on the field conditions in Frankfurt.
“Just talking to other teams, obviously Miami and Kansas City went over there, seeing the surface, we’ll go over there and look at it,” he said. “We’ll just make sure we have the right cleats on when we’re over there and we’ll go from there.”
Cornerback J.C. Jackson hasn’t had the most productive reunion with the Patriots.
Now he isn’t expected to travel with the team to Germany after reportedly being late to the team hotel before last week’s game against Washington. Jackson didn’t start against the Commanders, but did play 53 snaps and recorded one tackle.
“I think we all try to do the right things. J.C. has done a lot of good stuff,” quarterback Mac Jones said of Jackson’s reported infraction. “Obviously, I’ll let him speak about that, but I have a lot of respect for J.C. and what he does.”
Jackson did not participate in practices Wednesday or Thursday for what the team listed as personal reasons.
Jackson was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Patriots in 2018, intercepting 25 passes over four seasons and earning second-team All-Pro honors in 2021. But he has struggled after signing a five-year, $82.5 million contract with the Chargers last year and was traded back to New England in October.
In five games since his return, he has just three pass breakups and 14 total tackles.
- New England is 9-1 against Indianapolis over their last 10 meetings (including playoffs). Last season, the Patriots scored a 26-3 win over the Colts despite having only 203 yards of offense, their fewest net yards in a win by at least 20 points in team history.
- Indianapolis’ defense has forced 33 different non-kneel down rushes to go for negative yards this season, which leads the NFL. Last season, the Colts finished second in the category (52).
- Kenny Moore II had two interception returns for a touchdown in the win over Carolina to go with his eight total tackles. He became the first NFL player to have multiple pick-sixes and at least eight tackles in a game since Aaron Glenn did so for the Texans in Week 14 of 2002.
- The Patriots have had an average time of possession of 26:30 this season, which ranks last in the NFL. Last season, the lowest average time of possession by any team for the whole seasons was 28:20 (Carolina).
- Against Washington, Rhamondre Stevenson scored a 64-yard touchdown for the longest run of his NFL career. It was the longest TD run for the Patriots in a home regular-season game since Curtis Martin had a 70-yarder in 1997 (Week 4 against Chicago).
- New England’s Brenden Schooler leads the NFL in special-teams solo tackles this season with nine. Indianapolis’ Nick Cross has the second-most solo tackles on special teams in 2023 with seven.
OVERTIME UNKIND AT ILLINOIS
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Indiana found its offense Saturday afternoon at Illinois.
It wasn’t enough.
IU scored 15 points on its final two possessions in regulation to force overtime.
It wasn’t enough in a 48-45 overtime defeat.
The loss ended IU’s bowl hopes. The Hoosiers (3-7) will finish with next Saturday’s home game against Michigan State and a road trip to Purdue.
“This was one we had to have for the postseason,” coach Tom Allen said on his post-game radio show. “It really hurts.”
Quarterback Brendan Sorsby threw for 289 yards and three touchdowns, including the tying score with 22 seconds left. He also rushed for 53 yards and two touchdowns.
“He continues get better every week,” Allen said on the radio show. “He showed toughness on some key runs and had some high-quality throws when we needed it most. He’s going to be a special one.”
Receiver Donaven McCulley caught 11 passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns.
The Hoosiers set Big Ten season highs for points and total yards (451).
Safety Louis Moore led IU with 10 tackles and an interception.
“It’s very frustrating,” Allen told Voice of the Hoosiers Don Fischer on the radio show. “The defense let us down. Let’s be honest.
“The offense did a lot of great things. Turning it over in the second half hurt us. Those were two drives that should have given us points.
“We didn’t do a good enough job defensively from start to finish, so very disappointing.”
Illinois quarterback, John Paddock threw for 507 yards and four touchdowns. The Illini had 662 total yards.
“We couldn’t get to him,” Allen told Fischer. “They were getting the ball out quick and max protecting. That made it difficult. We were having difficulties with man coverage and tried to play zone. We were mixing it up and trying different things. We didn’t get the job done.”
Both teams started with three and outs. On its second possession, Illinois drove inside the IU 5-yard line before settling for a field goal and a 3-0 lead.
The Hoosiers capitalized on linebacker Jared Casey’s recovery of an Illinois fumbled punt with running back Trent Howland’s 1-yard power TD run late in the first quarter for a 7-3 lead.
The Illini needed less than a minute to score a touchdown for a 9-7 lead after a missed extra point.
Sorsby responded with completions of 41, seven and 13 yards. Running back Josh Henderson followed with a powerful 10-yard run before Sorsby’s six-yard TD pass to McCulley put IU ahead early in the second quarter.
An Illinois field goal cut the lead to two points. IU came back with a second Sorsby-to-McCulley touchdown pass for a 21-12 score.
Moore’s interception set up a chance for Sorsby to thrive by pass (converting a first-and-20 situation) and by run (that 18-yard, tackle-busting TD) for a 27-12 lead.
The Illini ended the half with a pair of touchdowns for a 27-26 score. A 42-yard, third-quarter touchdown pass gave them a 33-27 lead. A fourth-quarter run made it 39-27.
Gut check time.
Sorsby’s tackle-busting 5-yard touchdown run cut the lead to five with 12 minutes left. Illinois responded with a field goal for a 42-34 score with five minutes left.
A huge Aaron Casey third-down tackle gave Indiana a final chance. With just over two minutes remaining, IU delivered an 85-yard tying touchdown drive. Sorsby’s 26-yard scoring pass to receiver DeQuece Carter was followed by his conversion toss to receiver E.J. Williams Jr.
Chris Freeman’s 41-yard field goal gave the Hoosiers a three-point lead. Illinois won it on a third-down touchdown pass.
“Right now, we’re hurting pretty bad,” Allen told Fischer, “but we’ll get this team back competing and get ready to win two trophy games.”
INDIANA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
RANKED FOES MEET IN EARLY SEASON TEST WHEN NO. 9 INDIANA FACES NO. 15 STANFORD
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The No. 9 Indiana Hoosiers will travel to Palo Alto to face No. 15/13 Stanford at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday inside Maples Pavilion on ESPN.
|GAME DAY INFO|
|#9/9 Indiana (1-0) at #15/13 Stanford (1-0)|
|Sunday, November 12, 2023 • 5 p.m. ET|
|Maples Pavilion • Palo Alto, Calif.|
|Broadcast: ESPN (Beth Mowins, Debbie Antonelli)|
|Radio: B97 (Austin Render) | Sirius XM Channel 84|
|Live Stats: GoStanford.com|
ABOUT THE CARDINAL
Stanford started their season on Wednesday with an 87-40 win over Hawai’i at home. They are led by senior forward All-American Cameron Brink who averaged 15.1 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.5 blocks in 2022-23. Graduate student guard Hannah Jump (11.2 ppg.) also highlights the Cardinal returners as junior forward Kiki Iriafen led the team with 23 points in the season opener.
Stanford leads 2-1
11/25/21 – L, 66-69 (Nassau, Bahamas)
Five players scored in double figures as the Hoosiers rolled to a 96-43 win over Eastern Illinois on Thursday night in Bloomington. Graduate student forward Mackenzie Holmes led the way with 19 points on 9-for-10 shooting. She also added six rebounds and four blocks in the effort.
Sophomore guard Yarden Garzon chipped in 15 points and a career-high seven assists in the win while pulling down five boards. Sophomore guard Lexus Bargesser also had a career-high with 15 points as she went a perfect 7-for-7 from the floor.
Senior guard Sara Scalia knocked in three triples to add 13 points in the season opener.
Indiana shot 65.2 percent from the floor in the effort, the third best single game shooting performance in a single game in school history.
Head coach Teri Moren secured her 400th career win in the season opener victory over EIU on Thursday. Moren is in her 21st season as a collegiate head coach with stops at Division II UIndy and Indiana State and has secured 201 of those victories at Indiana.
IU returns home to face Murray State on Friday, November 17 at 7 p.m. ET.
INDIANA MEN’S SOCCER
INDIANA, PENN STATE BATTLE FOR BIG TEN DOUBLE
BLOOMINGTON — Indiana men’s soccer and Penn State shared the Big Ten regular season championship, but only one program can win the Big Ten Double.
The No. 1-seeded Hoosiers (11-4-4, 4-2-2 B1G) will host the No. 2-seeded Nittany Lions (10-3-5, 4-2-2 B1G) in the Big Ten Tournament Final Sunday (Nov. 12) on Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Sunday’s winner will receive an automatic bid to the 2023 NCAA Tournament.
Admission is free for Indiana University students, faculty and staff that present a valid Crimson Card.
The Big Ten Network will broadcast the match with kickoff set for noon ET.
• Indiana earned the No. 1 seed in the tournament thanks to a 2-1 win at Penn State on October 7 that kickstarted an active run of eight wins in nine games and gave IU the tiebreaker when both teams finished the regular season with a 4-2-2 conference record.
• IU is the Big Ten Tournament’s winningest program, both by wins (46) and number of titles (15). The Hoosiers have a 46-11-13 (.750) record in the conference tournament.
• Indiana is appearing in its seventh consecutive conference final, which is tied for the longest active streak with Georgetown (Big East). It’s also IU’s 23rd overall Big Ten final.
• The Hoosiers are 9-1-2 at home this season, posting seven clean sheets while conceding seven goals in the 12 matches.
• Junior forward Samuel Sarver has provided eight goal contributions in his last eight matches played (four goals, four assists). Senior forward Maouloune Goumballe has five contributions in four matches (four goals, one assist) and scored his first-career brace in the semifinal victory over Michigan.
ABOUT THE NITTANY LIONS
• Penn State owns a 10-3-5 record, was 4-2-2 in Big Ten regular season play and has a 2-1-3 mark in road matches.
• The Nittany Lions are led by sixth-year head coach Jeff Cook, who owns a 56-31-17 record during his time in University Park and a 236-169-66 career record over 26 seasons as a head coach.
• Like Indiana, Penn State was represented by three student-athletes on the All-Big Ten First Team: Senior forward Peter Mangione (10 goals, four assists), senior defender Femi Awodesu (three goals, eight clean sheets) and fifth-year goalkeeper Kris Shakes (seven clean sheets, two assists).
• Indiana has historically dominated the matchup, winning 38 of the 58 matches in the series.
• IU has won the last three meetings and four of the last five as the teams have played twice (regular season plus tournament) in each of the last three seasons.
• The Hoosiers won 2-1 at Penn State on October 7 as Sarver scored a brace, assisted twice by Hugo Bacharach.
• Indiana owns a 10-4-5 advantage in Big Ten Tournament matches. The Hoosiers won the title or advanced from four of the five matches decided by penalty kicks. IU and Penn State have met in the final eight times, with the Hoosiers prevailing on six occasions.
INDIANA MEN’S BASKETBALL
INDIANA BASKETBALL GAME NOTES – GAME 2 VS. ARMY
• Indiana University continues its 124th season of competition in men’s basketball with a matchup against Army at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Tip is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 12 with television coverage on BTN.
• The Black Knights enter the contest with an 0-2 record after dropping games against Marist (71-55) and Stonehill (57-44) to open the season.
• Army is under the leadership of first-year head coach Kevin Kuwik. The long-time college basketball assistant coach was named the 32nd head coach in program history. He spent time with former IU Associate Athletic Director for Basketball Administration Thad Matta at both Butler and Ohio State.
Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023 • 7 PM ET
Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall (17,222) • Bloomington, Ind.
TV: BTN (Matt Schumacker and Robbie Hummel)
Radio: IU Radio Network (Don Fischer, Errek Suhr, John Herrick)
Series History: First meeting
Last Meeting: First meeting
• The two sides have not met on the hardwood. IU has played six games total against Patriot League opposition and hold victories over Boston, Colgate, Holy Cross, and Lafayette.
• Legendary Indiana men’s basketball coach Bob Knight was given his first collegiate head coaching job at Army at 24 years old ahead of the 1965-55 season. He posted a record of 102-50 in six years with the Black Knights before being named the IU head coach prior to the 1971-72 campaign. Knight finished his coaching career with a then NCAA record 902 wins to go along with 11 Big Ten Championships, five trips to the Final Four, and three National Championships.
• Army rosters a trio of players on the travel squad with Indiana high school basketball roots. Senior forward Charlie Peterson, a native of North Central, serves as the team’s captain and has career averages of 6.9 points and 4.9 rebounds across 82 career starts. Senior forward Matt Dove, a Princeton Community alum, has 72 career appearances off the bench. Junior guard Blake Barker, a Columbus North graduate, has appeared in 13 career games.
Last time Out
• Sophomore center Kel’el Ware produced his first collegiate double-double with 13 points and a career-high 12 rebounds in Indiana’s 69-63 triumph over Florida Gulf Coast to open the season on Nov. 7. The Oregon transfer also dished out a career-best four assists and tallied three blocks.
• Senior guard Trey Galloway paced the Hoosiers with a team-high 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the floor to go with four rebounds. Sophomore forward Malik Reneau matched his career-best scoring output with 15 points, and sixth-year senior Xavier Johnson rounded out the IU double-figure scorers with 14 points.
• Sophomore center Kel’el Ware, a transfer from Oregon, posted his sixth career game with at least 13 points in his Indiana debut. He had not reached 13 points in a game since Dec. 31, 2022
• The 7-foot standout finished with career highs in total rebounds (12), defensive rebounds (9), and assists (4) while playing 36 minutes, the second-highest figure of his career, in the season-opening win over Florida Gulf Coast (Nov. 7). The game also marked his first career double-double.
X Marks the Spot
• Sixth-year guard Xavier Johnson returned for his sixth season of college basketball after receiving a medical hardship waiver following a season-ending injury in 2022-23.
• In his first game as captain of the Hoosiers, ‘X’ compiled 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the floor, four rebounds, and one assist.
• Johnson was born on Oct. 14, 1999, making him of the 45 oldest players currently in college basketball. He is one of 70 players to be born prior to the year 2000.
Sons of Coaches
• Senior guard Trey Galloway, known primarily for his on-ball defense, scored a team-high 16 points against FGCU (Nov. 7) in the season opener. He converted 7-of-9 shots. The output marked the third game of his career with at least 15 points scored. IU holds a record of 3-0 in those contests.
• Galloway, who won the 2018 Indiana 3A state title for Culver Academies coached by his father, Mark, turned in his best collegiate career in 2022-23 with career highs in games played (32), games started (25), minutes per game (27.6), points per game (6.7), rebounds per game (3.0), assists per game (2.1), and 3-point field goal percentage (46.2).
• Freshman guard Gabe Cupps made the most of his 19 minutes of playing time in the season opener. He scored five points to go along with two rebounds, two steals, and one assist.
• The 2022 Mr. Basketball in the state of Ohio led Centerville, coached by his father Brook, to the 2021 state title.
Reneau for Two
• Sophomore forward Malik Reneau matched his career high with 15 points against the Eagles (Nov. 7) on 6-of-10 shooting from the floor. The Miami, Fla., native was a team-best +14 in the game.
BOILERS DEFEAT GOPHERS WITH OFFENSE ERUPTION
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Behind a dominant performance of 604 yards of total offense, the Purdue football team downed Minnesota 49-20 on Saturday afternoon at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Purdue’s season-high offensive output came with 251 yards through the air and 353 on the ground. Hudson Card accounted for a career-best four touchdowns (three passing, one rushing), as the redshirt junior threw for 251 yards on 17-of-25 passing and rushed for 44 yards on eight carries.
The Boilermakers’ 353 rushing yards were the team’s most since Sept. 15, 2012, vs. Eastern Michigan. Purdue had two rushers go for 100-plus for the first time since Sept. 8, 2018, also against Eastern Michigan.
Devin Mockobee ran for a season-best 153 yards on 17 carries. Tyrone Tracy Jr. set career highs in rushing yards (122) and touchdowns (two), with a season-best 52 yards receiving.
Mockobee set team highs for longest rushes of the year with a 65-yard carry in the second quarter, before a 32-yard scamper in the third. Prior to Saturday night, Purdue’s longest run of the season went for 25 yards. Tracy took the ball for 33 yards in the fourth quarter for his career long.
Garrett Miller led the team in receiving with 65 yards on six catches, also scoring his second touchdown of the season on a 20-yard dot from Card. TJ Sheffield and Deion Burks also found paydirt, scoring on 24-yard and 42-yard receptions, respectively.
Defensively, Kydran Jenkins and Nic Scourton continued their terror in the defensive backfield. Jenkins notched a tackle-for-loss in his ninth game of the year. Scourton stonewalled a third quarter drive for Minnesota with his eighth sack of the year, moving him into a tie for 14th on Purdue’s single-season charts.
The defense allowed just four third down conversions on 14 tries, a rate of 28.6%. The Boilermakers held Minnesota quarterback Athan Kaliakmanis to a completion percentage of 42.8, finishing 18-of-42 through the air. Dillon Thieneman again paced the team with nine tackles, five solos.
Purdue’s offense found its stride in the first half with a touchdown on each of its first four possessions, a feat the Boilermakers last accomplished in a 59-7 win over Ball State in 2004.
Card’s first two touchdown passes went to Miller and Sheffield, respectively, in the first quarter. The Boilermakers added to their scoring tally in the second quarter when Tracy ran in from six yards, before Card pushed in from one yard out.
After Minnesota found the end zone on its opening drive, Purdue’s defense gave up just two field goals on the next four Golden Gopher possessions. The Boilermakers carried a 28-20 lead into the break after Minnesota scored a touchdown with 20 seconds to play in the first.
The Boilermakers added to the lead with a trio of touchdowns in the second half. Card found Burks wide open down field for a 42-yard score early in the third, before Mockobee scored on a six-yard touchdown rush early in the fourth. Tracy punched in a one-yard score, his second of the game, with five minutes to play.
A late 12-play scoring drive for the Gophers was too little, too late, as Purdue prevailed on the back of its offensive explosion.
4-FOR-4 TO START
• Purdue’s opening drive covered 75 yards in nine plays, before Card hit Miller down the middle of the field for a 20-yard score.
• The Boilermakers took seven plays to march 75 yards down the field, capped by a 24-yard connection by Card to Miller. Card was 3-for-3 with 43 yards on the possession.
• Tracy accounted for all 75 yards of Purdue’s third drive. The fifth-year senior opened with a 17-yard carry, before a 52-yard catch-and-run pass from Card. Tracy found the end zone on the next play with a six-yard rush.
• Devin Mockobee set a new Purdue season-long rush for 65 yards on the third play of Purdue’s final possession of the first half. Three plays later, Card punched in a quarterback keeper from one yard out.
• Mockobee recorded the Boilermakers’ longest run of the season on a 65-yard carry down to the Minnesota 1-yard line in the second quarter.
• The Boilermakers’ 75 rushing yards in the first quarter were their most in a quarter since amassing 89 rushing yards in the third quarter vs. Wisconsin on Sept. 22. The Boilers bested those 75 yards with 100 rushing yards in the second quarter, and again with 108 yards in the fourth.
STING LIKE A MOCKOBEE
Devin Mockobee notched his sixth career 100-yard rushing game, joining Mel Gray, Joey Harris, Jeff Hill and Corey Rogers for ninth on Purdue’s all-time list.
In two games against Minnesota, Mockobee has rushed for 265 yards on 28 carries with two touchdowns. The redshirt sophomore has never lost a yard rushing against the Golden Gophers.
• The Boilermakers scored touchdowns on their first four offensive drives for the first time since Sept. 11, 2004, a 59-7 win over Ball State.
• Purdue totaled its largest offensive output of the season with 604 total yards, the first time it’s eclipsed 600 yards since Oct. 15, 2022, vs. Nebraska.
• The Boilers’ 353 rushing yards were the team’s most since Sept. 15, 2012, vs. Eastern Michigan.
• Purdue had two 100-yard rushers (Devin Mockobee, 153, and Tyrone Tracy Jr., 122) for the first time since Sept. 8, 2018, also against Eastern Michigan.
• Card accounted for a career-high four touchdowns (three passing, one rushing), finishing 17-of-25 passing (68%) for 251 yards and rushing eight times for 44 yards.
• The Boilermakers amassed five pass deflections, with Jenkins, Scourton, Sanoussi Kane, Cam Allen and Markevious Brown each nabbing one apiece.
The Boilermakers will travel to Northwestern next Saturday for a noon kick on BTN.
PURDUE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
BOILERS OPEN HOME SLATE, HONOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONS ON SUNDAY
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue women’s basketball team will return to Mackey Arena for the first time in 2023-24 when the Boilermakers host Southern at 4 p.m. Purdue will tip off its home slate with the final celebration of the 1999 NCAA National Championship 25th anniversary reunion weekend.
The game will be streamed on B1G+, while Tim Newton and Jane Schott will hit the airways on 95.3 BOB FM.
• 1999 National Championship Team Reunion Ceremony – Halftime
• Hoops and Heroes – All active and retired military, fire, police, EMS, first responders, and hospital staff are invited out to the game and will receive $2 tickets with valid I.D.
• Silicone Cup Giveaway – The first 1,000 fans will receive a Purdue colored camo silicone cup.
Purdue vs. Southern
Sunday, Nov. 12
Time: 4 PM
Radio: 95.3 BOB FM
Live Stats: Purduestats.com
• Purdue and Southern will meet for the first time in history on Sunday.
• The Boilermakers hold a 3-0 record against teams currently in the SWAC.
• The Purdue women’s basketball team makes its 2023-24 debut at Mackey Arena on Sunday afternoon against Southern.
• The Boilermakers will celebrate the 1999 NCAA National Championship team during a halftime ceremony as a culmination of a weekend of festivities for the 25th anniversary of the Big Ten’s first and only national title in women’s basketball.
• Purdue’s national championship squad finished the 1998-99 season with a 34-1 record, a perfect 16-0 mark in Big Ten play, the Big Ten Tournament title and a 62-45 win over Duke in the 1999 NCAA National Championship Game
• Against UCLA, Purdue’s active freshman quartet finished with 20 points, the most by a rookie Boilermaker class in a season opener since 2017-18.
• Mary Ashley Stevenson, McKenna Layden and Rashunda Jones saw early action against the Bruins. The trio were on the floor together for a combined 10:57 during their career game at Purdue.
• Madison and McKenna Layden made Purdue history on Monday, becoming the first set of sisters to appear on the floor at the same time. The tandem played together for 6:29 in the opener.
• Mary Ashley Stevenson led the way with eight points, two rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal in 27 minutes, becoming the first Purdue rookie to score at least five points and record a rebound, assist, steal and block in a season opener since Sam Ostarello in 2009-10.
• Abbey Ellis and Caitlyn Harper were the lone Boilermakers to hit double figures in the opener at UCLA. Harper was 3-of-8 from the field with a pair of 3-pointers, while Ellis was 4-of-8 shooting.
• Ellis was 2-of-2 in her first game of the season to take her made free throw streak up to 27 straight. The Australian has made 45 of her last 46 attempts at the charity stripe.
• Alaina and Caitlyn Harper became the second sister set in Purdue history to appear in the same game, when Alaina checked in for her big sister with 3:15 to play in the fourth quarter.
• The Boilermakers hold a 21-10 record under head coach Katie Gearlds when playing at home and a 12-1 mark at Mackey Arena in regular season non-conference clashes.
• Jeanae Terry made her 97th career start on Monday night and her 63rd straight in a Purdue uniform. The fifth-year senior ranks 14th in program history with 377 assists in West Lafayette.
• Gearlds and the Boilermkaers inked a trio of talented high school ballers to National Letters of Intent on Wedensday, featuring Jordyn Poole from Fort Wayne, Kendall Puryear from Missouri and Lana McCarthy from New Hampshire.
The 2023-24 Purdue women’s basketball season is presented by Purdue Global, Purdue University’s online educational solution for working adults.
BUTLER WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
BULLDOGS TO HOST TITANS IN 2023 HOME OPENER
INDIANAPOLIS – Butler’s first home game of the season will be against Detroit Mercy on Sunday night at 5 PM. The Bulldogs will play their next three games at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Austin Peay and Roosevelt will also visit Indianapolis before Thanksgiving break.
Date: Sunday, Nov. 12
Time: 5 PM
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana – Hinkle Fieldhouse
Live Stats: ButlerSports.com – Statbroadcast
– Caroline Strande led Butler with 17 points in the setback at (RV) Iowa State
– Strande filled up the box score with a team-high seven rebounds, three assists and two steals
– Strande and Rachel Kent scored 10 of Butler’s 12 first quarter points at Hilton Coliseum
– Jordan Meulemans hit two 3-pointers late in the second quarter to help BU go on an 8-2 scoring run
– Butler opened the third quarter on a 6-2 scoring run to get within two points of Iowa State
– BU shot 44 percent from the field and 40 percent from 3-point range in the third quarter
– The Cyclones made a 12-2 run midway through the third quarter with Kent off the court (3 fouls)
– Butler and Iowa State played in front of 9,938 fans as part of an Education Day
– All three Bulldog freshmen saw court time on Monday
– Butler opened the season with a road game for the first time since 2014
– The Bulldogs scheduled a Big 12, Big Ten and SEC opponent during their non-conference slate
– Over the last decade, BU has played 12 Big Ten opponents in non-conference action, three from the SEC and three from the Big 12
– Butler defeated Franklin 108-41 in an exhibition game on Oct. 30.
BIG EAST Standings
Seton Hall 1-1
St. John’s 1-1
Scouting Detroit Mercy
The Titans opened their 2023-24 campaign with a convincing win at Eastern Michigan, defeating the Eagles 68-38 at the George Gervin Center. Paris Gilmore paced the offense with a team-high 13 points and head coach Kate Achter saw Emma Trawally Porta and Irene Murua record double-doubles in the victory. Detroit dominated in the first (20-7) and final quarter (17-9) to win their season opener for the first time since 2018-19. The Titans used the same recipe to dominate Chicago State in their home opener on Friday night. Three players scored in double figures for Detroit in the 83-48 win and sophomore Myonna Hooper matched her career-high with 15 points. Detroit Mercy is 2-0 to start the season for the first time since the 2010-11. The last time the Titans posted back-to-back 30-point wins was in 2012!
Butler trails Detroit Mercy in the all-time series 28-34. The old Horizon League foes last met on the hardwood just two games into the 2019-20 season. Butler topped Detroit 82-60 at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The first meeting was played at Detroit during the 1985-85 campaign. The Titans won that matchup 89-55.
Butler is 1-0 in home openers under the guidance of head coach Austin Parkinson. The Bulldogs beat Chicago State a year ago 84-57. The Bulldogs trailed the Cougars early, but 53 second half points would put them in control of the contest.
Sydney Jaynes needs five more assists to reach 100 in her career. Kendall Wingler is five 3-pointers shy of 100, seven rebounds shy of 200 and eight points away from 500.
Kent Keeps Her Streak Alive
Graduate transfer Rachel Kent has started in every game of her collegiate career (111). Kent started in 51 games over two seasons at Saint Louis and 59 games at IUPUI before arriving at Butler. She is a 40 percent career 3-point shooter and needs just nine points vs. Detroit Mercy to reach 1,300.
Jordan Meulemans has made 44 shots at Butler with 35 of those makes coming from 3-point range (79.5%). The BU sophomore led the team at Iowa State with three triples in 35 minutes of action. She was just one shy of tying her single-game high of four set at Georgetown (1/11/23) and vs. Seton Hall (2/24/23).
‘Dawgs Add Three on National Signing Day
Head Coach Austin Parkinson announced the addition of three talented student-athletes to the women’s basketball program on National Signing Day. Mckenzie Swanson (6-3, F) Lily Zeinstra (5-11, G) and Jocelyn Land (6-0, F) all made their decisions official early on Wednesday morning, giving the Bulldogs a strong recruiting class.
Welcome to The Team Wiggins
Ari Wiggins made the first start of her collegiate career on Monday at Iowa State. The BU guard scored a career-high six points in 16 minutes of playing time.
The Bulldogs led the BIG EAST Conference and ranked eighth in the NCAA in 3-point field goal percentage during the 2022-23 season by making 37.6 percent of their shots from distance. Butler made 227 3-pointers, the fourth-most in the league. They averaged 7.6 made 3-pointers per game, tying DePaul for the second-best mark in the conference.
The Bulldogs have six Indiana All-Stars on the 2023-24 roster. All three incoming freshmen (Norman, Makalusky, Carter) earned the recognition in 2023 and Lilly Stoddard was honored in 2022. Sydney Jaynes and Ari Wiggins round out the group from the 2021 class.
Butler will play Austin Peay Saturday afternoon at 5 PM. The Bulldogs are 3-2 all-time against the Govs. Austin Peay won the last meeting 68-65 in 2021. They also won the first meeting in 1996 71-70.
NOTRE DAME WOMEN’S SOCCER
IRISH DIM LIGHTS ON BEACONS’ SEASON WITH 2-0 WIN
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The third-seeded Notre Dame women’s soccer team outshot Valparaiso 33-1 on Saturday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. With a huge shot disparity on their side, the Fighting Irish (12-3-4) advanced via a 2-0 victory over the Beacons (11-6-6).
With the victory, the Irish improved to 51-4-1 at home in the NCAA Tournament. In addition, they earned their 50th all-time clean sheet in NCAA Tournament history.
Both goals came in the second half with Ellie Ospeck netting the first and the official game-winner. Her marked her fifth goal of the season and third game-winner, as the latter ties Maddie Mercado for the team lead. Ospeck now boasts a career best 17 points, which ranks second on the team. The senior forward also netted her first career NCAA Tournament goal.
Both Morgan Roy and Charlie Codd registered assists on the goal on a solid buildup down the right side of the field.
The second goal arrived in the 83rd minute with Codd finding the back of the net, ending her night with three points. Kiki Van Zanten notched the assist.
Now, the Irish will travel to Fayetteville where the No. 2 seeded Arkansas Razorbacks will host a four-team regional starting next Friday. First Notre Dame will challenge the winner of LSU/Memphis in the second round.
HOW IT HAPPENED
There were plenty of chances it could have been 1-0 Notre Dame in the first half. First, there was a cross on the ground from Leah Klenke on the left side which found Charlie Codd wide open and alone on the far right side of the six-yard box. Yet, she pushed her shot wide and to the right. Two minutes later, Kiki Van Zanten hit a missile from distance in which Valpo’s goalkeeper needed to make a diving save to her right.
In the 18th minute, Ellie Ospeck flashed her speed and blew by two defenders to get a left-footed shoot from inside the box, forcing the keeper to make another tough diving save.
In the 29th minute, Van Zanten fired off a left-footed shot from the top of the 18 and Valpo’s Nikki Coryell made a save but couldn’t hold on. The rebound almost found Kristina Lynch who just subbed into the game.
When the clock hit zero for halftime, it was still 0-0 inside Alumni Stadium as the frustrated Irish boasted an 18-0 shot differential, including a 7-0 shots on goal advantage.
The goal finally arrived in the 49th minute. It started with Codd finding Morgan Roy streaking down the right side. Roy then crossed to the middle of the box to Ospeck who one-timed it in between the goalie’s legs for the goal.
Mercado was searching for that third straight game with a goal and nearly had it in the 65th minute. The graduate hit a left-footed shot that struck off the right post.
Codd came close again in the 79th minute. With a step on her defender in the box, Codd’s shot hit off the left post as the Beacons then cleared the rebound. Codd, who had six shots in the match, finally found it in the 83rd minute to give the Irish some cushion and the eventual 2-0 win.
NOTRE DAME HOCKEY
IRISH SWEEP BUCKEYES WITH SHUTOUT WIN
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame hockey team skated to a 3-0 victory over visiting Ohio State Saturday to complete the weekend sweep of their Big Ten foe. Ryan Bischel picked up his nation-leading third shutout of the season behind a 26-save performance to earn his sixth win of the season and improve the Irish to 6-3-2.
Similar to that of game one, the two teams looked to be heading to the first intermission scoreless but Patrick Moynihan had other plans and tapped home the loose puck with 2.8 seconds on the clock for the 1-0 lead.
Notre Dame extended their lead halfway through the second period, a tight angle shot off the stick of Moynihan for his second of the night.
With the two-goal lead heading into the third period, the Irish continued to pepper the Buckeyes’ net with shots but were unable to capitalize on any opportunity and the scored remained 2-0 until late in the frame. With 3:07 to play in regulation, a timeout was called and OSU opted for the extra attacker when they returned to the ice.
It did not take long for the Irish to take advantage of the empty net on the opposite end of the ice as Cole Knuble scored his first with the Irish to give Notre Dame the 3-0 victory.
The Irish entered the offensive zone on an odd-man rush as Landon Slaggert, Cole Knuble and Patrick Moynihan outnumbered the Buckeye defenders to set up the eventual game-winning play. Moynihan’s shot from the top of the circle sailed wide where Knuble gathered it along the halfwall and fired it back towards the net. Moynihan’s second shot trickled into the crease where a sprawled out Terness frantically felt around for the puck. The graduate forward beat him to it and buried one last shot for the 1-0 tally. With the primary assist on the play, Knuble scored his first collegiate point while it was Moynihan’s first in an Irish sweater.
Moynihan scored again, this time just over halfway through the second period with a shot off the backhand from a tight angle. Danny Nelson won the draw at the far faceoff dot where Moynihan picked up the puck and fed it over to Landon before getting the puck again behind the net and sending a backhand shot off the netminder for the 2-0 score.
After picking up his first collegiate point with less than five seconds remaining in the first period, Knuble closed out the scoring Saturday night with an empty net goal at 17:48 of the third for the 3-0 final. Landon picked up the lone assist on the play for his first three-point night of the season and ties his career high, also recorded against Ohio State (Jan. 14, 2022).
Ryan Bischel’s 26- save night gives him his third shutout of the season which leads the nation. He now boasts 10 career shutouts.
The Irish outshot the opposition 31-26 Saturday night and saw two Irish forwards net their first career goals for the Blue and Gold.
With the game-winning goal in the final minute of the first period, Patrick Moynihan scored his first goal in a Notre Dame sweater before Cole Knuble iced the game with his first collegiate goal at 17:48 of the third.
Landon Slaggert’s three assists marks a career high for the senior and ties his all-time best point total for a single game.
With an assist on the second goal of the night, Danny Nelson is now tied for the team-lead in the category.
Drew Bavaro fired eight shots on goal Saturday night for a team high.
The Irish continue Big Ten play with a road trip north to Minnesota to face the Golden Gophers November 17-18. Puck drop for both games is set for 8 p.m. ET and will be streamed on B1G+.
NOTRE DAME MEN’S BASKETBALL
IRISH 2ND HALF RALLY FALLS SHORT IN 71-61 LOSS TO WESTERN CAROLINA
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Game two of the Coach Shrewsberry era almost followed a similar script as the season opener. The Notre Dame men’s basketball team (1-1) fell down by double-digits in the first half and clawed its way back into the game late in the second. In fact, the Irish trailed by as much as 17 points to rally within three, but Western Carolina (2-0) produced one final push late to take it 71-61.
The game standout was freshman Carey Booth. The 6-11 forward came off the bench and poured in a team high 20 points, shooting 6-of-12 from the field and an impressive 4-for-8 from beyond the arc.
Freshman point guard Markus Burton followed up his 29-point record breaking debut with 17 on Saturday on 6-of-15 shooting. Julian Roper II was the third and final Irish player in double figures with 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting from the floor. Roper also came one rebound shy of tying his career best with eight. Lastly, Logan Imes may have finished with just two points, four rebounds and three assists but he was the lone Irish player with positive plus-minus on the final stat sheet at +7.
HOW IT HAPPENED
It was a first half in which Notre Dame just couldn’t sink in and find a rhythm. Western Carolina started 8-for-17 versus Notre Dame’s 4-of-15 and jumped out to a double-digit lead up 23-12 at 9:24.
Next, the Irish showed some life with a 10-2 run over the next several minutes, cutting it to one possession, down 25-22. Burton, Imes, Zona and Booth all contributed baskets during this stretch.
However, a few short moments later, the Catamounts got hot and fired off 11 unanswered points over a two-minute 24-second stretch. They maintained that 13-point advantage at the half, up 42-29.
Burton and Booth led the Irish at the midway point with 10 and 9 points, respectively. Together, they were 7-of-13 from the field while the rest of the squad was 4-of-17.
Around the 16-minute mark in the second half, the Irish offense got a little boost and it started with Matt Zona getting offensive rebounds. That ignited second-chance points on back-to-back possessions which led to three-pointers from Roper and Burton. Ultimately, an 8-0 Irish run to cut it to single digits at 46-37.
Yet, the momentum was instantly stymied with an unfortunate media timeout then ensuing Western Carolina 6-0 run.
What came next though was nothing but fight from the home squad as they held the Catamounts scoreless for over a six-minute stretch. Notre Dame cut a 17-point deficit to just three points with 4:48 remaining. The highlight of the 15-3 Irish run – freshman Carey Booth.
In three straight offensive possessions, Booth caught fire with back-to-back-to-back three-pointers. Tae Davis also came up big to make it five straight made Irish field goals.
Yet, the Irish just couldn’t get over that final hump as Western Carolina retaliated with an 8-0 run, with six of those points coming from the free-throw line. WCU then rode that to the 71-61 final.
The Fighting Irish hit the road for the first time this season when they head to the bright lights of New York. The Irish will compete in next week’s Legend’s Classic emanating from the Barclays Center. Notre Dame will challenge Auburn first on Nov. 16 at 9 p.m. ET, then either Oklahoma State or St. Bonaventure the next day depending on results.
NOTRE DAME WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
HOOPS HEADS TO NJIT FOR A ‘COLLECTIVE HOMECOMING’
NEWARK, N.J. — No. 10 Notre Dame (0-1) will play New Jersey Institute of Technology (2-0) in its first true road game of the season on Sunday. But for multiple players on the roster, it will feel like home.
Five current Irish hail from within 115 miles of the Joel & Diane Bloom Wellness and Events Center in Newark: Sonia Citron (Eastchester, N.Y.), Hannah Hidalgo (Haddonfield, N.J.), Nat Marshall (Queens, N.Y.), Olivia Miles (Phillipsburg, N.J.) and Kylee Watson (Linwood, N.J.). While Anna DeWolfe is from Maine, she spent her undergrad years at nearby Fordham.
“It’s going to be a collective homecoming for a lot of players on our team,” Karen and Kevin Keyes Family Head Coach Niele Ivey said this week. “All of them are really excited that they get to play in front of family, friends and former high school teammates and coaches. It’s going to be a special moment for everyone.”
The Irish are seeking their first win of the 2023-24 season after falling to No. 6 South Carolina on Monday. Freshman phenom Hidalgo put the country on notice with her 31 points, which is tied for the most that any ACC player has scored in a single game this season. She also made it to the charity stripe 12 times, which is atop the conference.
“It was great for the world to see what I see every day,” Ivey said of Hidalgo’s performance.
On Sunday, Notre Dame will look to set the tone on defense from the jump. The Gamecocks came out hot in Paris, shooting 50 percent from the floor in the first quarter and only getting better each frame.
The Irish bigs struggled against South Carolina, but Watson and Marshall will have the clear height advantage at NJIT; the Highlanders do not have a player taller than 6-2 on the roster. Notre Dame will also get forward Becky Obinma back for Sunday’s game after she missed Game 1 with a non-COVID illness.
NJIT has played two games this season, first topping Army on Nov. 6 then downing Merrimack on Friday night. Head coach Mike Lane is in his sixth year with the program and holds a 44-94 record.
Against the Black Knights, Alejandra Zuniga and Kenna Squier combined for 39 points. The Highlanders played stout defense as well, notching 8 steals and 7 blocks. Madilyn Dogs and Trinity Williams had 3 blocks each. NJIT held Army to just 15 first-half points.
Friday’s game was much more of a defensive slog, as no player in the game — on either side — had more than 12 points. Trinity Williams led NJIT in scoring and also recorded 5 more blocks to total 8 on the year.
Sunday’s contest begins on ESPN+ at 2 p.m. Notre Dame and NJIT have never played each other.
NOTRE DAME CROSS COUNTRY
IRISH FINISH REGIONALS AND QUALIFY FOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
MADISON, Wis. – The Notre Dame Fighting Irish wrapped up the 2023 NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a first place finish from the women’s team in the 6k and a fourth place finish from the men’s team in the 10k.
Announced by the NCAA on Saturday, Nov. 11, both the men’s and women’s team will be competing in the NCAA National Championship as the women qualifed with an automatic bid after placing first in the regional and the men received an at-large bid. For more information on the upcoming championship held on Saturday, Nov. 18, click here.
The women’s team was led by Olivia Markezich, who took home first in the Great Lake Regional, and was followed by Erin Strzelecki (6th place) and Andrea Markezich (9th place), who also took home top-10 finishes.
The men’s team was led by Tyler Berg who finished seventh. Ethan Coleman took home a 12th place finish and Vincent Mauri finished 20th.
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (Women’s 6k)
Olivia Markezich – 1st (19:55.1)
Erin Strzelecki – 6th (20:20.1)
Andrea Markezich – 9th (20:38.1)
Grace Schager – 11th (20:42.4)
Sophie Novak – 12th (20:43.1)
Gretchen Farley – 19th (20:54.9)
Siona Chisholm – 40th (21:19.5)
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (Men’s 10k)
Tyler Berg – 7th (29:50.8)
Ethan Coleman – 12th (30:00.5)
Vincent Mauri – 20th (30:12.7)
Carter Solomon – 22nd (30:16.3)
Robert Cozean – 34th (30:30.8)
Quinn Gallagher – 49th (30:56.1)
CJ Singleton – 56th (31:04.0)
BALL STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL
ANDERSON’S CAREER DAY LEADS CARDINALS TO 73-68 WIN OVER ODU
MUNCIE, Ind. – The Ball State men’s basketball team used a career day from guard Jalin Anderson for a 73-68 win over Old Dominion on Saturday at Worthen Arena.
The Cardinals (2-0) handed the Monarchs (1-1) their first loss of the year in the game between Mid-American Conference and Sun Belt Conference foes (MAC-SBC Challenge). Anderson’s 29 points and nine rebounds were both career highs.
Anderson, a junior transfer from Loyola Marymount, dropped 18 points in the first half to propel Ball State to a 38-36 advantage at the break. He scored six points in the final minute-plus of the game, including an and-1 at the 1:04 mark to put the Cardinals back in front 64-63.
The hosts had the lead for the majority of the contest, with the edge being 10 points at multiple points midway through the first half, but the Monarchs charged back to tie the score at 32 late in the opening period. Old Dominion’s largest lead was four points at 53-49 with 9:14 to play, but a jumper by Anderson and a 3-pointer by Davion Bailey quickly erased the deficit for Ball State
Basheer Jihad (15 points, five rebounds), Mickey Pearson Jr. (13 points, four rebounds) and Davion Bailey (10 points) also scored in double figures for the Cardinals in their first battle against an NCAA Division I opponent of the regular season. Zane Doughty (six points) was the only other player to score for the hosts.
Old Dominion’s Chaunce Jenkins (20 points), Vasean Allette (15) and Tyrone Williams (11 and 10 rebounds) led the Monarch offense. The visitors travel to Arkansas for an SEC game at the Razorbacks on Monday.
The visitors outrebounded Ball State 34-33 and won points in the paint by a wide margin (44-18), but the Cardinals overcame that by making six more 3-pointers (10 to 4) and 15 more free throws (21-6). Old Dominion shot 50.9 percent (29-57) from the field to Ball State’s 39.6 percent (21-53).
The MAC-SBC Challenge will continue for the Cardinals on Feb. 10 with a trip to play a yet-to-be-determined Sun Belt Team.
Ball State is scheduled to host Oakland City at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Worthen in the final game of its season-opening homestand before traveling to Evansville on Saturday to play the Aces.
BALL STATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
DEFENSE & OFFENSE SHINES IN WBB’S ROAD WIN AT TROY
TROY, Ala. – The Cardinals proved to be road warriors today as the Ball State women’s basketball team defeated Troy by a score of 86-71 Saturday evening at Trojan Arena.
The Cardinals (2-0) succeeded in a lot of areas in today’s game but the one that struck out the most was Ball State’s first half scoring over the Trojans (0-1).
Ball State started the game off strong in the first stanza opening the game with a 21-5 run that was capped off by a 3-pointer from Madelyn Bischoff. It set the tone as the Cardinals finished the first half outscoring Troy 47-32 in the first 20 minutes of action and were able to take a 15-point advantage over the Trojans into halftime.
The Cardinals remained in control the remainder of the contest leading by 19 points (70-51) with under a minute remaining after a layup in the paint from Hana Mühl heading in the final quarter of play. The fourth quarter mimicked the third, Troy picked up its defense and were able to come within 11 (75-64) at the 7:01 mark but that was as close as the Trojans could come within reach of the Cardinals the remainder of the contest.
For the game, Madelyn Bischoff had a season high 22 points while Annie Rauch finished the game with 17 points. Ana Barreto scored a personal best 13 points and Nyla Hampton rounded out the double figure scoring with 12 points.
Defensively, Marie Kiefer pulled down seven rebounds.
The Cardinals remained strong in the paint outscoring Troy 48-34 along with fast break layups 15-6 and got 45 points from their bench. Ball State also scored 26 points off Troy’s 22 miscues.
The Ball State women’s basketball team will continue its two-game road swing when it travels to Chicago State Tuesday for a 6 pm ET tipoff.
BALL STATE VOLLEYBALL
WVB CELEBRATES SENIOR NIGHT WITH 3-2 WIN OVER NIU
MUNCIE, Ind. – – In another thrilling finish at Worthen Arena, the Ball State women’s volleyball team celebrated its six-member 2023 senior class with an epic 3-2 (25-14, 21-25, 25-11, 19-25, 15-11) victory over Northern Illinois Saturday evening.
“Sending our seniors out with a win is certainly a really special piece,” head coach Kelli Miller Phillips said. “This group has meant so much. It’s an emotional day and an emotional weekend. You really want to put all your energy and all your joy to play for them. While a 3-0 sweep would have been great, we found a way to win and that is what’s most important.”
With the win, the Cardinals (16-12; 13-4 Mid-American Conference) improved to 37-3 in Worthen Arena over the last three seasons (Fall 2021 – 2023) and have now won its last 27 MAC regular season home matches.
” This group has been a huge part of building a winning culture,” Phillips added. “Each person has had a little different touch that they have added, and they have continued to help us in different ways on-court, off-court, with the culture in general and with the behavior. It’s an everyday standard and each of them bring a little something different that is so important to our whole. It’s something that will continue for years on out because of the touch they had on the program.”
More importantly, with the win and a Buffalo loss at Bowling Green, Ball State has moved into second in the league standings and can secure a first-round bye in next weekend’s MAC Women’s Volleyball Championship with a win Wednesday at Toledo.
While it may have looked easy in sets one and three Saturday, with the Ball State never trailing in either frame, it was anything but in a second consecutive back-and-forth battle with the Huskies (8-21; 6-11 MAC).
With NIU winning the second and fourth frames, the Senior Night thriller came down to a race to 15 points. The Huskies would even take an early 6-3 advantage in the final set before kills from sophomore opposite Madison Buckley and fifth-year middle Marie Plitt helped even the score at six.
Northern Illinois would take the lead again, at 7-6, before senior outside Cait Snyder shifted the momentum back to the home side of the court. Plitt would follow with a solo block, leading into the court switch, then add a kill to force a Huskies timeout at 9-7.
NIU would battle back one more time, scoring two straight to even the score at nine, before back-to-back blasts from redshirt freshman outside Aniya Kennedy, who led all players with 22 kills, gave Ball State the lead for good.
Buckley would put the Cardinals up 13-11 with her career-best 16th kill of the night and followed a Huskies attack error by combining with freshman middle Camryn Wise for a match-winning block assist.
Plitt finished her senior night with 10 kills and five total blocks, including three solo stuffs. Snyder, who will be returning for the 2024 season, chipped in eight kills and two digs.
In the backcourt, fifth-year libero Havyn Gates added 20 more digs in her final regular season home match, giving her six matches with 20-or-more digs this season. Junior defensive specialist Kendall Seimet also reached double figures for the sixth time this season with 13.
In addition, senior defensive specialist Kate Vinson added eight digs on her senior night, while senior defensive specialist Zoe Conway was also able to aid in the victory.
Back on the offensive front, junior Megan Wielonski set Ball State to a .237 (66-26-169) hitting percentage, tying her season high with 57 assists. She also collected 12 digs for her 15th double-double of the season. The offensive effort also included five kills from Wise and five from freshman outside Kendall Barnes.
On the other side of the net, Ball State limited NIU to a .144 (48-25-160) hitting mark. Nikolette Nedic and Emily Dykes led the Huskies with 14 kills each, while Crew Hoffmeier was credited with 34 digs.
The Cardinals close the 2023 regular season Wednesday with a 6 p.m. serve at Toledo.
INDIANA STATE VOLLEYBALL
SYCAMORES BLANK BRUINS, COMPLETE SENIOR WEEKEND SWEEP
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State sent its senior class out in style in their final weekend homestand, defeating Belmont in three sets (25-22, 25-15, 25-19) Saturday night inside ISU Arena.
Kira Holland led all players in the win with 14 kills and also added nine digs. Ella Scott had six kills and six blocks, while Avery Hales had 28 assists and 11 digs. Cadence Gilley led the Sycamores with 12 digs, while Macy Lengacher added nine digs and five aces.
Indiana State’s scoring started on a kill from Gall, and Lengacher followed with three consecutive service aces to put the Sycamores ahead 4-2. Belmont went on a scoring run to pull ahead 10-6, but a pair of kills from Holland kept the Trees right on pace with the Bruins. Kills from Holland and Gall, aloing with a pair of Belmont errors, tied the set at 13-all, and things remained tied following kills from seniors Kaitlyn Hamilton and Jamie Brown. Belmont went back in front 21-18, but a resilient Sycamore rally followed. Kills from Storm Suhre and Scott came as part of a four-point swing which saw the Sycamores take a 22-21 lead, and consecutive kills from Hales and Scott extended that lead to 24-22. A Bruin attack error saw the homestanding Sycamores take the opening frame 25-22.
Kills from Hamilton and Gall, along with a Lengacher service ace, helped the Sycamores jump out to another good start in the second set. Indiana State took advantage of multiple Belmont errors, and paired with kills from Hales and Holland, took a 10-6 lead. A block assist from Hamilton and Suhre extended the lead to 13-7, and the Sycamores tacked on to their advantage with two kills apiece from Gall and Holland. A slew of Belmont errors prompted a six-point Sycamore run, growing the lead to 22-13, and kills from Scott and Gall had the Trees in full control. Indiana State went on to close out the second set 25-15, taking a 2-0 lead in the match.
Belmont took an early two-point lead in the third set, but Indiana State clawed its way back thanks to kills from Holland and Hales. Holland put the Trees in front with an ace and Gall added on to the advantage with a kill as part of a five-point run. Kills from Suhre and Hales made it 15-11 in favor of the home side, and Gall added another ace for the Sycamores just a few points later. Two more kills from Scott made it 22-18, and kills from Gall, Holland and Hamilton closed out a 25-19 third set win to clinch Indiana State’s second sweep of the weekend.
Inside the Numbers
Indiana State had eight service aces, marking the second straight match where the Sycamores averaged more than two aces per set. Macy Lengacher had five of those eight aces, including three straight early in the first set.
38 of Indiana State’s 41 kills in Saturday’s match came from either seniors or freshmen.
Cadence Gilley’s 12-dig outing marked the second straight match where she averaged four digs per set. Gilley has four double-digit dig performances in the last five matches, which coincides with her switch to libero.
Belmont’s .117 hitting percentage was the lowest by a Sycamore opponent this season, and marked the second straight match that Indiana State held an opponent to a hitting percentage below .200.
News and Notes
Indiana State recognized its senior class of Karinna Gall, Asia Povlin, Mallory Keller, Kaitlyn Hamilton and Jamie Brown both before and after the match. Every senior who was active for the match was in the Sycamores’ starting lineup.
After not sweeping a match in its first 51 under head coach Ashlee Pritchard, Indiana State now has back-to-back three-set wins.
Kira Holland surpassed 300 kills for the season with Saturday’s 14-kill effort giving her 306 for the season. She became the first Sycamore since Laura Gross in 2018 with 300 kills in a season.
Indiana State surpassed its 2022 conference win total with Saturday’s win, and won back-to-back matches for the first time since November 2021.
Indiana State closes its 2023 season Wednesday evening at home against in-state foe Evansville. First serve is set for 6 p.m.
INDIANA STATE FOOTBALL
SYCAMORES SECURE SENIOR DAY WIN WITH 27-6 VICTORY OVER WESTERN ILLINOIS
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Justin Dinka scored two rushing touchdowns and Garret Ollendieck posted three sacks defensively as Indiana State secured a Senior Day celebration at Memorial Stadium with the 27-6 win over visiting Western Illinois on Saturday afternoon.
Western Illinois (0-10, 0-7) scored the opening points of the game in the second quarter on Matt Morrissey’s 79-yard touchdown pass to Donald McKinney to give the Leathernecks the early lead in the contest. The Sycamores (1-9, 1-6) rallied back to score 27 unanswered points paced by Dinka’s pair of scores and a Harry Van Dyne 37-yard touchdown reception to secure the conference win.
The Sycamores held possession for 20:00 of the 30 minutes in the second half and the 33:13-26:47 edge overall in the game in securing the win. ISU’s defense limited WIU to just 2-of-14 on third downs and did not allow a red zone trip for the first time in the 2023 seaosn.
Dinka finished the day with 19 carries for 147 yards and two scores to pace an ISU offense that posted 209 total rushing yards on the game. Plez Lawrence added 15 carries for 60 yards as the Sycamores boasted a 5.5 yards-per-carry average in the game.
Quarterback Cade Chambers was 11-of-20 through the air for 134 yards and a score. Van Dyne (four catches, 66 yards) and Dakota Caton (four catches, 28 yards) were the two primary targets on the day, while Dinka, Kevin Barnett, and Ethan Chambers all had receptions in the game.
Defensively, Ollendieck continued to make his presence felt behind the line of scrimmage on the season. The junior linebacker finished with 11 tackles and a team-high 3.0 sacks to improve his season totals to 7.5 sacks and 13.0 tackles-for-loss on the year. Ethan Hoover added a career-high 12 tackles, while Maddix Blackwell hauled in his second interception of the season.
Morrissey led the WIU offense going 18-of-29 through the air for 177 yards and a touchdown. McKinney finished with a team-high 82 yards including the score, while Jay Parker hauled in six catches for 44 yards. Dylan Van highlighted the rushing game with 16 carries for 57 yards.
Juan DelaCruz posted 10 tackles for the Leathernecks in the contest, while Tre Henry finished with a team-high 2.5 tackles-for-loss in the loss.
How They Scored
Western Illinois scored first as Donald McKinney hauled in a 79-yard touchdown pass from Matt Morrissey at the 13:42 mark in the second quarter to put the Leathernecks on the board. The ensuing extra point bounced off the left upright to keep it a 6-0 WIU lead.
Indiana State responded to take the lead midway through the second quarter as Justin Dinka broke a 41-yard touchdown run to cap a six-play, 60-yard drive, while Jake Andjelic converted the PAT to put ISU ahead 7-6 with 7:02 to play in the half.
Harry Van Dyne hauled in a 37-yard touchdown pass from Cade Chambers on Indiana State’s first drive of the third quarter as the redshirt senior wide receiver went up for the ball in front of the pylon to cap a nine-play, 75-yard drive at the 9:48 mark and put ISU ahead 14-6.
Andjelic converted a 37-yard field goal with 1:19 to play in the third quarter to end a 12-play, 49-yard drive and put Indiana State ahead 17-6.
The redshirt freshman kicker responded with his second field goal of the contest with 10:08 remaining in the fourth quarter knocking through a 25-yard try to make it a 20-6 game.
Following a failed WIU fourth-down conversion, the Sycamores took advantage of a short field with Justin Dinka carrying the ball in from two yards out with 5:51 to go to provide the final 27-6 margin.
News & Notes
Justin Dinka’s 147-yard rushing effort marked his third career 100-yard rushing game and first of the 2023 season. His last game above the century mark came last season at Youngstown State (159 yards, Oct. 15).
Dinka added his second multi-touchdown game of the season in the last three weeks with his two scores on Saturday afternoon. It equaled his career-high set on Oct. 28 at North Dakota.
Garret Ollendieck (11) and Ethan Hoover (12) both posted double-digit tackling efforts for the Sycamores on Saturday. It marked Ollendieck’s fourth 10-plus tackle game of 2023 and Hoover’s second.
Maddix Blackwell’s third quarter interception marked his second pick of the season and fourth turnover he’s been involved in overall on the year.
Juju Williams returned to the lineup and made his presence felt on the defensive line posting a season-high 1.5 sacks and an additional quarterback hurry.
Jake Andjelic’s two field goals moved him to a perfect 7-for-7 on the season.
Indiana State limited Western Illinois’ rushing efforts to 50 or fewer rushing yards for the third consecutive season. WIU’s 50 rushing yards marked the fifth-least an opponent has recorded against the Sycamores in the Mallory coaching era.
The Sycamores held an opponent out of the red zone for the first time in 2023.
Indiana State won the time of possession battle in MVFC play for the fifth time in 2023.
Garret Ollendieck’s 3.0 sack game marked the second-most by an individual in the Mallory coaching era trailing just Inoke Moala’s 3.5 sacks game set in 2021 against Western Illinois.
The Sycamores recognized the 2023 Senior Class in a pregame ceremony on the field. ISU honored Zane Boozer, Dakota Caton, Cade Chambers, Malik Chatman, Carter Herrin, Ethan Hoover, Lucas Hunter, Omar Jackson, Jarin Johnson, Alex Kirton, Jayden Perry, Malachi Qualls, Justen Ramsey, Michael Ross, Stephen Ruiz, Harry Van Dyne, Jose Vazquez IV, and Michael Vazquez prior to kickoff.
Indiana State hits the road for the final game of the 2023 season as the Sycamores travel to Carbondale, Ill. to take on the Southern Illinois Salukis on Saturday, November 18. Kickoff between ISU and SIU is set for 2 p.m. ET at Saluki Stadium with the game set to be streamed live on ESPN+ and 105.5 The Legend.
PURDUE FT. WAYNE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
MASTODON WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TOPS GREAT LAKES CHRISTIAN
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Purdue Fort Wayne women’s basketball recorded the program’s highest point total in a 124-41 victory over Great Lakes Christian on Saturday (Nov. 11) in the Gates Sports Center.
The 124 points and the 83-point margin of victory are both program-bests for the Mastodons. They accomplished this on a program-best 49 made field goals.
The Mastodons moved the ball well and totaled 27 assists against the Crusaders while only committing eight turnovers. The ‘Dons’ 27 assists are tied for fourth-most in school history and the most in a game since 2021 when they had 27 against Manchester. Purdue Fort Wayne pulled down 56 rebounds which is the second-most in the DI era and tied for seventh-most all-time.
Destinee Marshall, Audra Emmerson, and Sydney Graber each scored five points in the first quarter to help the ‘Dons out to a 26-12 lead. The second quarter was one long run for Purdue Fort Wayne as they outscored Great Lakes Christian 39-6 in the second 10 minutes. Renna Schwieterman led the way with 11 of her team-high 28 points.
The Mastodons had 17 rebounds in the third quarter as Schwieterman added eight points and Ryin Ott scored seven. Less than two minutes into the fourth quarter, Shayla Sellers hit a three to get the ‘Dons into triple digits.
Six Mastodons scored in double-figures: Schwieterman (28), Erin Woodson (17), Amellia Bromenschenkel (16), Jazzlyn Linbo (12), Graber (11) and Lauryn Stover (10). Saturday was the first time since 2017 that six Mastodons scored in double-figures.
Linbo posted a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Schwieterman was the first freshman to score 25 or more points since 2016.
Purdue Fort Wayne moves to 1-1. Great Lakes Christian falls to 2-4. The Mastodons will return to the court on Wednesday, November 15 when they travel to Southern Illinois for a 7 p.m. tip.
PURDUE FT. WAYNE VOLLEYBALL
‘DONS FALL IN SENIOR NIGHT MATCH TO NKU
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Purdue Fort Wayne dropped a Horizon League match to Northern Kentucky on Saturday (Nov. 11) evening on Arnie Ball Court 3-1 (25-18, 25-19, 24-29, 25-22) in the 2023 finale for the Mastodons.
It was Senior Night for the ‘Dons. Prior to the match, Maggie Castleman, Claire Pape and Joanna Larsen were honored for their contributions to the program.
The Norse took control of the first set with a 9-1 run to grab a 10-4 lead. Purdue Fort Wayne trailed the second set 9-7 when the Norse scored three straight points to force a Mastodon timeout. The Norse never let the ‘Dons back in the set.
The third set had the most drama. The Norse earned match point at 24-21. A kill by Jena Medearis allowed the ‘Dons to side out and make the score 24-22. Castleman, playing her final match as a Mastodon, entered the game as a serving sub and made a difference in a hurry. Her serving helped the ‘Dons score the next five points and win the frame. Panna Ratkai had the kill for point 26 to win the set.
The fourth set saw the Norse take on the role of comeback artists. They rallied from a 20-15 deficit with a 10-2 run to win the set and the match.
Ratkai (21), Ashby Willis (13) and Medearis (11) each had double-digit kills for the ‘Dons. Ratkai finishes her season with her 12th 20-kill match of the year. She finishes her freshman campaign with 536 kills and 52 aces. Both marks are top-five in program history during the rally scoring era.
LonDynn Betts led the ‘Dons with 16 digs. Becky Barrett finished with 15. Ratkai had 12 to give herself a double-double on the night.
Joy Banks had a match-high 25 kills for the Norse. NKU out-hit the ‘Dons .320 to .226.
The Norse improve to 17-12 (12-6 Horizon League). The ‘Dons finish the 2023 season 10-20 (5-13 Horizon League).
VOLLEYBALL DEFEATS RACERS TO COMPLETE WEEKEND SWEEP
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Another efficient performance across the board saw the University of Evansville volleyball team complete its home season with a 3-1 triumph inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse on Saturday evening.
Giulia Cardona finished the night with a match-high 26 kills. She added eight digs, five service aces and two blocks. Melanie Feliciano completed the match with 19 kills along with eight digs and three aces of her own. Ainoah Cruz led the way with 14 digs while Kora Ruff tallied 46 assists and 10 digs. Madisyn Steele got the job done on the block, recording four block assists. Four Racers finished with double figure kills, led by Haidi Miliou’s 15.
Following the contest, seniors Emilee Scheumann and Brooke Springer were honored on their Senior Day. Scheumann tallied six kills and four digs while Springer had three total blocks in her final home match.
Game 1 – UE 25, Murray State 20
With the score tied at 3-3, Evansville scored five of the next six points to open an 8-4 lead. Giulia Cardona capped off the run with consecutive service aces. The third kill of the night by Cardona pushed the lead to 10-5. Murray State pushed back, making it a 1-point game when an Ella Vogel kill cut the deficit to 11-10.
Melanie Feliciano picked up an ace and Emilee Scheumann followed with a kill to give the Aces some breathing room with a 15-11 edge. The second ace from Feliciano capped off a 6-0 run that extended the advantage to 18-11 and the Aces would take the set by a 25-20 final.
Game 2 – Murray State 25, UE 15
Murray State took control from the start as a pair of Darci Metzger aces gave them a 7-1 lead. Feliciano picked up a kill for UE’s second point of the set, but the Racers kept the pressure on and would not let the Aces within six points for the duration of the frame, taking a 25-15 win to tie the match.
Game 3 – UE 25, Murray State 23
Madisyn Steele opened the third game with a kill and Evansville proceeded to open a 5-2 lead. The Racers stormed their way back with five in a row to go up 7-5 before extending the lead to 10-6. Evansville got back on track with a 5-0 run with Cardona doing most of the damage. Two kills and an ace from the junior put her team back in front.
In the next sequence, it was Murray State who retook control as they wrestled away a 17-14 lead. The back-and-forth action continued with Evansville jumping back in front at 21-18 with Maddie Hawkins posting the ace as part of a 5-0 rally. The Racers closed the gap to one (23-22) but a huge block by Scheumann and Steele helped the Aces clinch the set and retake a 2-1 match lead.
Game 4 – UE 25, Murray State 21
Following two Racer points to open the set, Evansville reeled off six in a row to jump out to a 6-2 advantage. Kora Ruff notched a kill during the stretch. Feliciano recorded her third ace of the night to push the lead to 11-4. Murray State never gave up and pulled back within two points thanks to a 5-0 run that cut the UE lead to 12-10.
Scheumann and Feliciano registered kills that pushed the lead back to 16-12. The Racers remained within shouting distance, getting with a pair (21-19) in the late moments, but the Aces held strong to clinch the match.
A trip to Indiana State completes the season for the Purple Aces. They head to Terre Haute on Wednesday for a 5 p.m. CT contest.
SOUTHERN INDIANA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
EAGLES HOST OAKLAND CITY SUNDAY AFTERNOON
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Women’s Basketball tips off a USI Basketball doubleheader from Screaming Eagles Arena Sunday afternoon when the women’s squad hosts Oakland City University at 1 p.m.
Sunday’s matchup can be seen with a subscription to ESPN+ and heard on 95.7 FM The Spin.
USI (1-0) welcomes the Mighty Oaks (1-2) for the middle game of a three-game homestand to begin the 2023-24 season. Southern Indiana started the season and the homestand with a 67-63 victory on Monday against Wright State University.
After USI built a lead as big as 15 in the third quarter against the Raiders on Monday, Wright State came back to tie the game with minutes remaining. USI came out ahead in the final minute after a basket by senior forward Meredith Raley (Haubstadt, Indiana) and two late free throws. The Eagles shot nearly 45 percent overall, nearly 55 percent from three, and pulled down 45 rebounds.
On Monday, senior forward Madi Webb (Bedford, Indiana) led the team with 13 points in her USI debut, scoring nine points after halftime toward her second career double-figure performance. She also had eight rebounds. Raley and junior guard Takiya Howard (Chicago, Illinois) each had nine points. Junior guard Vanessa Shafford (Linton, Indiana) scored eight points with a team-best nine rebounds. Redshirt senior guard Addy Blackwell (Bloomington, Indiana) had a nice return to USI’s lineup after missing last season with an injury, recording six points. Freshman forward Chloe Gannon (Manchester, Tennessee) had a solid debut with six points and six boards. Eight USI players played 10 or more minutes and scored at least five points in a balanced scoring effort.
The Screaming Eagles’ top returning scorers heading into 2023-24 were Raley and Shafford, who both averaged 13 points per outing last year. Shafford was the team’s top rebounder with 7.1 rebounds per game last season, and she was the nation’s fourth-best three-point shooter at a 46.8 clip. Both Raley and Shafford were 2023-24 Preseason All-OVC selections.
Oakland City is an NAIA program from just up the road north of Evansville. Last season, the Mighty Oaks went 22-10 overall and 14-4 in River States Conference play. Despite falling in the semifinals of the RSC Tournament, OCU earned bids into the NAIA National Tournament and the NCCAA National Tournament.
This year, the Mighty Oaks have received votes in the early season NAIA Women’s Basketball Coaches Top 25 Rankings. OCU began its season with a narrow 81-77 loss at the University of Evansville on November 2. Recently, Oakland City won at Cumberland University, 68-49, on Friday before falling to Lindsey Wilson College, 75-61, on Saturday. Mighty Oaks senior forward Jalaya Dowell led OCU in Friday’s win with 19 points and in Saturday’s loss with 13 points.
Through three games, Dowell paces Oakland City at 13.3 points per game. She also has a team-best five rebounds and 2.3 blocks per contest. Senior guard Marissa Austin is averaging 12 points in three games played, posting 15 points against Evansville and 13 points against Cumberland on Friday. Austin had a team-high 11 points in last year’s meeting against USI. Senior guard Emilee Hope has registered nine points per game and leads the team with 3.7 assists per outing. She poured in 19 points against Evansville to open the season. Hope surpassed 1,000 career points last season.
USI leads the all-time series against OCU, 26-11. The Eagles defeated the Mighty Oaks 87-39 in last year’s season-opening contest for the Screaming Eagles’ first win as an NCAA Division I program. Southern Indiana had three players score double digits in that game, including 14 points from Raley and 12 from Shafford. USI has won five straight in the series, which dates back to 1975-76. Oakland City’s last win in the series history was a six-point victory in the 1991-92 season.
On Sunday, Southern Indiana will be looking for another 2-0 start like last season when the Screaming Eagles captured consecutive home wins against Oakland City and Western Illinois University to begin the 2022-23 campaign.
SOUTHERN INDIANA MEN’S BASKETBALL
EAGLES OPEN 2023-24 HOME SCHEDULE SUNDAY
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Basketball opens the 2023-24 home schedule when it hosts Chicago State University Sunday at 3:30 p.m. and tips off a two-game home stand for the Screaming Eagles. USI finishes the homestand Tuesday when it hosts Tiffin University for a 7 p.m. contest.
Both games during USI’s homestand will be streamed on ESPN+ and also can be heard on ESPN 97.7FM (http://listentotheref.com) and 95.7FM The Spin (http://957thespin.com).
USI, which has 14 home games this year at Screaming Eagles Arena, has single-game tickets on sale now on USIScreamingEagles.com.
The Eagles (0-2) are looking to get on track at the friendly surroundings of Screaming Eagles Arena after stumbling in a pair of road games. USI opened the season with a 75-63 loss at Saint Louis University and a 74-51 defeat at #4 Michigan State University.
USI junior guard Jordan Tillmon (Pine Bluff, Arkansas) led the Eagles during the road trip with 12.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest.
Chicago State (0-2) also are still looking for their first win of the season after losing on the road to Bowling Green State University, 70-41, and at home to Mercer University, 66-61. Tiffin (1-0) opened the 2023-24 schedule with a 68-65 victory over McKendree University and plays Lewis University Saturday in the final game of the G-MAC/GLVC Crossover at Ohio Dominican University.
Following the homestand, the Eagles return to the road to play in the Duke Blue Devil Challenge. USI will play at La Salle University November 18 and Bucknell University November 18 before finishing the challenge at #2 Duke University November 24.
VALPO WOMEN’S SOCCER
RUN COMES TO END IN NCAA TOURNAMENT FOR SOCCER SATURDAY
Buoyed by tremendous fan support from a large contingent, the Valpo soccer team brought a valiant battle to the pitch Saturday evening in first-round NCAA Tournament action at #9 Notre Dame, as the match was deadlocked past halftime before the Fighting Irish scored a pair of second-half goals for a 2-0 victory over the Beacons. The loss ends Valpo’s tremendous season with an 11-6-6 overall record.
How It Happened
Behind the stellar goalkeeping of senior Nikki Coryell (Aurora, Ill./Metea Valley), the Beacons kept the Irish off the scoreboard over the opening 45 minutes. Coryell made seven saves in the first half, with highlights including a leaping punch over the bar in the seventh minute, a diving stop in the 18th minute and a save laying out to her left in the 28th minute.
Valpo’s best chance of the opening half came courtesy of junior Addy Joiner (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) in the 27th minute on a set piece. Joiner took a free kick from about 25 yards out and sent it towards the far post along the ground, but it scooted wide of the post.
Notre Dame got on the board with its first shot of the second half, as Ellie Ospeck finished from close range in the 49th minute.
The Irish got an insurance tally in the 83rd minute, as Charlie Codd’s shot ricocheted off the far post and in.
Fifth-year Allie Anderson (Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton Warrenville South [Xavier]) hit a shot from distance in the 86th minute in an effort to halve the deficit, but it went over the bar.
Inside the Match
The NCAA Tournament appearance was the third in program history. All three times (2005, 2014, 2023), Valpo has played at Notre Dame in the first round.
Coryell ended up making a season-high nine saves in limiting Notre Dame to the two goals.
Inside the Season
The Beacons finished the campaign with 11 wins, tied for fourth-most in a single season in program history.
Valpo won its third conference tournament in program history by claiming the MVC Tournament title, in the process becoming the first Valpo Athletics program to win an MVC Tournament championship.
Valpo finished nonconference play with a 4-2-2 record, the program’s best record in nonconference play in a season since 2014.
Coryell and the Beacons posted nine clean sheets on the season — Coryell ranks fourth on Valpo’s single-season chart and tied for fourth on the MVC single-season chart, while the nine shutouts are tied for fourth in a season as a team in program history.
Coryell played 2,090 minutes in goal, the most by a goalkeeper in a season in program history and second in MVC history. She also ranked sixth in a single season in program history in both GAA (0.86) and save percentage (.831), and 10th in saves (98) as well.
Senior Lindsey DuSatko (Plainfield, Ill./North) tallied a team-high five assists on the season, tied for fourth in a single season in program history. Joiner scored a team-high nine goals this year to move into ninth in program history in that category.
Inside the Careers
Three members of this year’s roster were in their fifth season of collegiate soccer.
Nicole Norfolk (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) played all five years at Valpo, setting program records for matches played (88) and matches started (87) as an integral center back. A three-time All-MVC honoree, including First Team recognition each of the last two years, Norfolk finished with five career goals and six assists.
Anderson appeared in 56 matches, starting 52 times, over her three years at Valpo. A two-time All-MVC honoree, she tallied three goals and nine assists in the Valpo uniform.
While Abbey Hillman (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central [Loyola]) was sidelined due to injury this year, she was an MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team choice last year and appeared in 35 matches in the Brown and Gold, starting 25 times.
All six members of the Beacons’ senior class will have the option to potentially return for a fifth season, as their freshman campaign coincided with the COVID-affected season, but inevitably at least some of their collegiate careers came to an end on Saturday.
Coryell matched Valpo’s program record for matches played by a goalkeeper with 71. The four-time All-MVC honoree and three-time MVC Goalkeeper of the Year, Coryell is first in program history with an .830 save percentage, first in MVC history and second in Valpo history with 28 clean sheets, and third in program history and eighth in MVC history with an 0.87 GAA.
DuSatko has appeared in 67 matches over the last four years, starting 58 times. A three-time All-MVC honoree, she is tied for fifth all-time at Valpo with 11 career assists and also has scored 11 goals.
Cassidy Eckstein (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) has appeared in 69 matches in the midfield over the last four years, starting on 32 occasions. She tallied a match-winning goal as a sophomore at Chicago State.
Kelsie James (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) saw action in 67 matches on Valpo’s front line over the last four years, starting 41 times. A First Team All-MVC selection in 2021, James has scored 13 goals, ranks third in program history with 12 assists and is 10th in program history with 38 points.
Aubrey Ramey (Jacksonville, Fla./The Bolles School [DePaul]) started all 23 of her appearances this year in her first season at Valpo, the first field player in program history to start 23 matches in a season. She was a key part of the Beacons’ back line this year, tallied a pair of assists and was named to the MVC All-Tournament Team.
Chase Ray (Bellevue, Ohio/Bellevue) appeared in 71 matches in the midfield over the last four years, starting 41 times. She picked up three goals and an assist this year as a senior, including a match-winner in MVC play against Indiana State.
Thoughts From Coach Marovich
“Great fight by our group. I think all year we’ve been disciplined, we try to stay really organized defensively, and we did that. We kept the game in front of us and did a really great job for 49 minutes. To their credit, they’re a really good side, they’ve got very talented players – some of their uniqueness came out in those moments and got them a result. That doesn’t take away from our effort – every player that stepped out there tonight left their heart on the field, and I have the utmost respect for that.”
“This group has meant so many things to me – I don’t know if I can put into words all the things they mean. Maybe all you need to know is the number of people who came out here tonight. This group has done so many things on our campus – not just in athletics, but in their sororities, with The Torch, with everything on campus relating to their particular majors. They’re just so invested in this University. I told them in the circle, what they did was they have a light that they have burnt with our program and in our athletic department that will never be extinguished. It will always shine that bright, because they brought that energy, they brought that passion to the game, but they also brought fun to the locker room, they brought intensity to the classroom, they brought friendships across campus. To me, that is everything that our University stands for. When I think of Valparaiso University, I will think of this special group.”
“It made me extremely proud to see the amazing turnout. Thank you to Valparaiso University, the community – all we heard all week was how proud people were of us, how much they were behind us. This is what our campus and University needs, we need this kind of support. That level of support makes such an impact on our players – it was so impressive, and just moved me to see that support.”
VALPO FOOTBALL CELEBRATES SENIORS WITH OVERTIME VICTORY OVER STETSON
Two individual redemption tales helped lead the Valparaiso University football team to one story of team celebration on Saturday.
Max Samuel (Edina, Minn. / Edina) was called for a costly roughing the punter penalty that turned a Stetson fourth-and-21 into an automatic first down. Ryan Hawk (Columbus, Ohio / Bishop Hartley) missed a key extra point. But it’s not those moments from a 23-20 overtime win over Stetson at Brown Field on Senior Day that defined their day, but instead how they responded when adversity struck. Samuel went on to block two punts – perhaps the two biggest plays of the game – while Hawk’s redemption moment was just as crucial in the game’s outcome, as he had plenty of leg on a 34-yard field goal in overtime that proved to be the game winner.
How It Happened
Both teams punted on their first drive, but Stetson recovered a muffed punt after their initial drive stalled. The Valpo defense picked up the special teams unit by forcing another three-and-out and a punt.
Stetson made a defensive interception to take over at the Valpo 43, but the Beacon defense again stepped up by forcing a three-and-out.
Quarterback Rowan Keefe (Park Ridge, Ill. / Maine South) had a pair of completions on the next drive, but it still resulted in a punt. The biggest offensive play of the first quarter by either team came on the final play as Stetson completed a 44-yard pass to finally climb into positive yardage for the game in total offense.
The Hatters struck first with a 25-yard field goal early in the second quarter. After a Valpo interception, a four-yard touchdown run by Devon Brewer extended the lead to 10-0 with 5:20 on the second-quarter clock.
Valpo’s third interception of the half allowed Stetson to take over, but the Beacons overcame that turnover thanks to Samuel’s blocked punt, which was recovered in the end zone by Micah Mackay (Zionsville, Ind. / Lutheran) for a touchdown to make it 10-7 with 34 seconds left in the second quarter.
The Valpo defense forced two punts early in the second half, and the Beacons found paydirt when Jeffery Vercher’s (Nashville, Tenn. / Franklin Road Academy) 36-yard run set up a 1-yard go-ahead scoring plunge by Ryan Mann (Vernon Hills, Ill. / Vernon Hills [Northern Illinois]) to make it 13-10 Valpo. The PAT was missed.
The Hatters responded with an 11-play, 75-yard TD drive to go back ahead at 17-13.
Valpo turned it over on downs early in the fourth, but the ensuing Stetson possession resulted in a punt and Samuel’s second block of the day. This one was picked up by Vercher and taken 51 yards to the Stetson 6.
Valpo converted on the short field when Jeffrey Jackson (San Diego, Calif. / Bishop’s [San Diego]) pushed into the end zone for a 1-yard TD to make it 20-17 Valpo.
Stetson tied it with a 41-yard field goal with 1:25 to go, in essence sending the game to OT.
Valpo started OT with possession and Hawk drilled his 34 yarder before the defense got a game-winning stop highlighted by an Evan Annis (Hilliard, Ohio / Hilliard Davidson) sack on third-and-11. The fourth-down play was a heave into the end zone that fell incomplete.
Inside the Game
Valpo outgained Stetson 318-263 and managed to overcome a minus-four disparity in the turnover margin to win the game. Valpo threw three interceptions and muffed a punt, while Stetson did not turn it over.
Samuel has three blocked kicks this season, including two on Saturday. He is now tied for fifth in program history for blocked kicks in a season, joining Brett Bittner (Fall 2021) and Adam Rundh (2008).
Samuel is only the eighth player in the FCS nation to block multiple kicks in a single game this season. He is only the 11th in all of Division-I football (FCS and FBS). Owen Goss of Colgate is the only player nationally to block three kicks in one game this year.
This marked Valpo’s second OT game of the season and sixth one-score game. Four of the five home games this season were decided by one score including a pair that went to overtime.
Mann ran for a personal-best 121 yards on 25 carries. The touchdown was the third of his career, all this season.
Jackson had his first rushing touchdown of the season and the second of his Valpo career.
Mackay’s recovery of the block for a punt-return TD was his first collegiate score. He also had a 33-yard catch.
Colin Graves (Seattle, Wash. / Bishop Blanchet) and Austin Chilton (Windermere, Fla. / West Orange) had 10 tackles apiece to lead the team. Chilton boasted seven solos. Annis contributed nine tackles including three tackles for loss and two sacks.
The team notched 10 tackles for loss and five sacks, both season highs.
The defense was credited with nine pass breakups including three by Tyler Geiman (Zion, Ill. / Zion-Benton Township [Dubuque]).
Valpo’s stellar rushing defense was evident again on Saturday. The Hatters could muster only 60 yards on the ground, the seventh time in 10 games that Valpo’s rushing defense has kept the opposition under 80 rushing yards.
The Beacons recognized 25 seniors in a pregame Senior Day ceremony.
HOUNDS EARN CONFERENCE TITLE WITH LOPSIDED WIN AT SOUTHWEST BAPTIST
BOLIVAR, Mo.—The 22nd-ranked UIndy football team capped the 2023 regular season Saturday with a convincing 41-3 win at Southwest Baptist. The Greyhounds moved to 9-1 on the year while earning their ninth outright GLVC title since the league began sponsoring football in 2012.
Coming in at No. 9 in a stacked Super Region 3 heading into the day, UIndy will not wait long to learn its postseason fate. The 28-team NCAA DII Championship bracket will be announced on NCAA.com tomorrow at 5 p.m. Stay tuned to UIndyAthletics.com and UIndy Athletics on social media for updates.
INS & OUTS
The action started with an eventful first few minutes. After SBU took the opening kickoff, the Greyhound defense looked to have a stop but a successful fake punt kept the Bearcat drive alive. They quickly earned a 1st-and-goal situation but a timely interception by KJ Roudebush flipped the script.
Two offensive snaps later, sophomore quarterback Gavin Sukup hit a streaking Markez Gilllam in stride for a 79-yard touchdown play, and the Greyhounds were off and running.
They tacked on with a pair of rushing TDs from the Lewis boys before halftime. Jon Lewis punched it in from three yards late in the first quarter, while Cobi Lewis (no relation) capped the first half with a four-yard score.
The game-clinching sequence came in the back half of the third quarter when the deficit quickly snowballed to 35 points. In a matter of three minutes of game time, UIndy strung together a 77-yard TD reception (Kaleb Carver), a defensive takeaway (forced fumble by KJ Roudebush, recovered by San Flowers), and a 17-yard touchdown catch (Cobi Lewis) to put it out of reach.
The final Greyhound score came on a 45-yard scamper by senior Kellen Porter early in the fourth. Later, the shutout was finally came to an end on a 48-yard field goal against the UIndy reserves with 1:03 to go.
INSIDE THE BOX
-Sukup carved up the SBU defense, finishing a deadly 18-for-20 for a season-high 357 and three touchdowns.
-The Bearcats, meanwhile, managed just 90 yards through the air and were more than doubled up in total yards (535-245).
-Flowers led the Hounds with seven tackles, while Roudebush forced both SBU turnovers and added two tackles for a loss.
-Ten UIndy ball carriers combined for 176 rushing yards, with Porter (58 yds) and Jon Lewis (53) leading the way.
UIndy is now 8-1 all-time versus SBU. The Hounds’ average margin of victory in the last six matchups versus the Bearcats is a healthy 39.5 points.
MARIAN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
MARIAN ERUPTS FOR 95 POINTS IN WIN OVER ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
JOLIET, Ill. – Fueled behind Abbey McNally’s 22 points, the Knights finished off the annual Catholic Classic with a forty-point win, beating Saint Francis (Ill.) 95-55 Saturday afternoon. Following their win, Marian advances their record to 4-1 on the season.
Ella Collier started off the game with a 3-pointer to put the Knights in the lead. After a layup by Abbey McNally, the Knights found themselves in a scoring drought. St. Francis took their first and only lead of the game with 6:23 left to play. The Knights reclaimed the lead a little over a minute later as Allison Bosse found Collier to make the score 7-6. Marian went on a scoring spree to end the first quarter adding 14 points, while holding the Saints to an additional seven points, ending the quarter at 21-13.
After a strong start to the game, Aliyah Evans got things moving for the Knights to start off the second quarter with a layup off the hands of Tamia Perryman. St. Francis answered with a three but that did not stop Perryman from returning the favor with an and one. The two teams traded buckets for the next few minutes with Marian maintaining the lead. Josie Trabel and Kinnidy Garrard combined for the next 12 points to boost the Knight’s lead to 48-23. The Saints added five more points before the end of the half, with Collier putting an end to their streak with a jumper assisted by Jayla Wehner.
Marian continued to build upon their lead after back-to-back buckets from McNally extended their lead to 29 with 6:30 to play in quarter three. A three-pointer and free throw from the Saints ended the run, but the Knights kept their foot on the gas as they erupted for an 11-0 spurt that was capped off by a Bosse triple. St. Francis tried to shift the momentum in the final minutes of the quarter, but it was Marian holding the 77-39 advantage going into the final quarter of play.
Kiley McNally fueled the Marian offense to begin the fourth quarter with four straight points, before Eva Fisher scored a pair of baskets and Oliva Faust canned the three ball to put the Knights on top by 38. St. Francis continued their fight, but the deficit was too much to overcome as Fisher and Esther Sevilla scored the final points for Marian to top off a 95-55 victory.
McNally ended a perfect 10-10 from the field, scoring 22 points to go along with seven rebounds and one steal. Collier, Bosse, and Perryman also reach double digits for the Knights scorings, 17, 10, and 10 respectively. Wehner delivered a game-high five assists with two steals.
Marian will be back in action Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Bourbonnais, IL to face Olivet Nazarene University before their conference-opener on Saturday.
SEVENTH-RANKED KNIGHTS DEFEAT SIENA HEIGHTS 24-14 FOR SENIOR DAY VICTORY
INDIANAPOLIS – The Marian football team rebounded into the win column on Saturday after suffering their first defeat a week ago, taking down Siena Heights 24-14 for a senior day victory. The Knights end the regular season with a 9-1 overall record and 6-1 mark in the MSFA Mideast League, as they earn a share of the MSFA regular season championship.
Marian wasted little time putting the first points of the game on the board, as they marched the the field in five plays for a touchdown after a strong kickoff return from David Badescu. A 17-yard run from Zach Bundalo highlighted the 45-yard scoring drive, as the quarterback capped the series with a touchdown pass to Jalen Jennings from 22-yards out. Marian’s 7-0 lead would hold for the remainder of the quarter, as the defense made play after play, forcing an early three-and-out while following with a turnover on downs.
The Knights had possession of the ball at the end of the first quarter as they looked to tack on to their lead, but their third possession of the game ended in a turnover as Bundalo was dropped for a loss on fourth and three, with a fumble going to the Saints. Siena Heights capitalized on the turnover, and responded with a 53-yard scoring drive of their own, with the Saints running back Ethan LoPresto scampering in from two yards out.
Bundalo and the offense wasted little time responding with a score of their own, as the senior quarterback connected with Tirae Spence for a 74-yard score, taking 10 seconds for the Knights to find the end zone for a second time and reclaim the lead. The Marian defense responded after the score and forced a three-and-out when returning to the field, and a missed field goal on the next Siena Heights offensive possession kept the home team in front by seven. A Tyler Bukur sack helped stall out the final Saints drive of the first half as Marian took over pinned at their four with less than one minute on the clock, as they ran out the clock to take a 14-7 lead to the half.
In the third quarter Marian called on their defense early to get stops, with Deon Pettiford and Nate Frey helping lead the unit to prevent Saints scores on their first two possessions. Marian’s first possession of the second half chewed up over five minutes of clock but ended with a long missed field goal attempt, but on their second crack they found the end zone. The five-play series following a Saints punt was highlighted by a 39-yard completion to Drew Byerly, with a 29-yard rushing touchdown from Keagan La Belle capping the 79-yard drive.
La Belle’s score put Marian on top 21-7 to double the lead, but the Saints quickly found an answer as they benefited from a holding penalty to set up a 49-yard touchdown pass. Siena Heights’ score with 33 seconds remaining in the third quarter set the score at 21-14 in favor of the home team entering the final quarter.
The Knights’ defense was tasked with finishing the game strong, and they answered the call as Joe Apata pounced on a fumble on Siena’s opening possession of the final period. Marian scored off the fumble with a 28-yard connection from Bundalo to CJ Young setting up a 33-yard field goal for Marlon Pomili, driving the score to 24-14.
The Saints would touch the ball one final time, but their five-play series was ended by Deon Pettiford and Jake Paris sack and incomplete pass, giving the ball to Marian with 5:53 remaining on the clock. Senior William Gibson ensured that the Knights would end the game with the ball, as he picked up 20 yards on the series, and a 23-yard gash from Keagan La Belle gave Marian their final first down of the afternoon. Three kneels from Bundalo closed the victory, as Marian claimed a share of the MSFA Mideast Championship.
Bundalo ended the game throwing for 230 yards and a pair of touchdowns, with his long throw of 74 yards to Tirae Spence going for one of his two scores. La Belle led the team in rushing with 81 yards and a score, while Gibson ran for 71 yards on his 18 carries. Young finished the game with four snags for 56 yards, and Byerly had 47 yards receiving.
Paris led the Marian defense in tackles with seven, and Jayshawn Underwood finished with six including his two pass break ups. Joe Owens and Nate Frey each had six tackles, and Tyler Bukur led Marian with two tackles for loss including a sack as part of his six stops. Joe Apata also recorded a sack and recovered a fumble, making two tackles for loss in the win.
The Knights will learn their NAIA Football Championship Series destiny on Sunday night, as the NAIA will announce the bracket for the 2023 Championship. The selection show will air on the NAIA YouTube Channel at 7 p.m.
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|Detroit Lions||6||2||0||.750||0.0||200||165||3-1-0||3-1-0||4-1-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Minnesota Vikings||5||4||0||.556||1.5||206||190||1-3-0||4-1-0||5-2-0||2-0-0||4 W|
|Green Bay Packers||3||5||0||.375||3.0||160||159||2-2-0||1-3-0||3-3-0||1-2-0||1 W|
|Chicago Bears||3||7||0||.300||4.0||204||255||2-3-0||1-4-0||2-4-0||0-2-0||1 W|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|New Orleans Saints||5||4||0||.556||0.0||195||171||2-2-0||3-2-0||2-2-0||1-1-0||2 W|
|Atlanta Falcons||4||5||0||.444||1.0||166||192||3-2-0||1-3-0||3-3-0||2-0-0||2 L|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3||5||0||.375||1.5||158||167||1-3-0||2-2-0||3-3-0||1-1-0||4 L|
|Carolina Panthers||1||8||0||.111||4.0||153||242||1-3-0||0-5-0||0-6-0||0-2-0||2 L|
|Detroit Red Wings||15||8||5||2||18||8||55||49||5-2-2||3-3-0||4-4-2|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||15||8||5||2||18||6||55||54||5-4-0||3-1-2||5-3-2|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||15||6||5||4||16||6||53||54||4-2-2||2-3-2||4-3-3|
|New York Rangers||13||10||2||1||21||10||43||28||4-1-0||6-1-1||8-1-1|
|New Jersey Devils||13||7||5||1||15||7||48||49||3-3-1||4-2-0||6-4-0|
|New York Islanders||13||5||5||3||13||5||32||40||3-3-3||2-2-0||3-5-2|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||14||4||7||3||11||4||38||49||3-4-1||1-3-2||2-5-3|
|St. Louis Blues||13||7||5||1||15||6||37||36||5-2-0||2-3-1||6-4-0|
|Vegas Golden Knights||15||12||2||1||25||9||58||32||8-1-1||4-1-0||7-2-1|
|Los Angeles Kings||14||8||3||3||19||8||56||42||1-3-3||7-0-0||6-2-2|
|San Jose Sharks||14||2||11||1||5||2||17||63||2-5-1||0-6-0||2-8-0|
|NFL REGULAR SEASON||TIME ET||TV|
|Indianapolis at New England||9:30am||NFLN|
|Cleveland at Baltimore||1:00pm||FOX|
|Houston at Cincinnati||1:00pm||CBS|
|San Francisco at Jacksonville||1:00pm||FOX|
|New Orleans at Minnesota||1:00pm||FOX|
|Green Bay at Pittsburgh||1:00pm||CBS|
|Tennessee at Tampa Bay||1:00pm||CBS|
|Atlanta at Arizona||4:05pm||CBS|
|Detroit at LA Chargers||4:05pm||CBS|
|NY Giants at Dallas||4:25pm||FOX|
|Washington at Seattle||4:25pm||FOX|
|NY Jets at Las Vegas||8:20pm||NBC|
|NBA REGULAR SEASON||TIME ET||TV|
|Charlotte at New York||12:00pm||MSG|
|Washington at Brooklyn||3:00pm||NBCS-WSH|
|Memphis at LA Clippers||3:30pm||Bally Sports|
|Indiana at Philadelphia||6:00pm||Bally Sports|
|Detroit at Chicago||7:00pm||NBCS-CHI|
|Denver at Houston||7:00pm||ALT|
|Dallas at New Orleans||7:00pm||Bally Sports|
|Miami at San Antonio||7:00pm||Bally Sports|
|Oklahoma City at Phoenix||8:00pm||Bally Sports|
|Minnesota at Golden State||8:30pm||>Bally Sports|
|Portland at LA Lakers||10:00pm||Spectrum|
|NHL REGULAR SEASON||TIME ET||TV|
|Chicago at Florida||1:00pm||NHLN|
|Dallas at Minnesota||6:00pm||NHLN|
|Vancouver at Montreal||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Columbus at New York||7:00pm||Bally Sports|
|San Jose at Anaheim||8:00pm||Bally Sports|
|MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL||TIME ET||TV|
|Eastern Washington at Cincinnati||12:00pm||ESPN+|
|Bryant at Rutgers||12:00pm||BTN+|
|Penn State Wilkes-Barre at Morgan State||12:00pm||–|
|Air Force at Delaware||1:00pm||Delmarva|
|Idaho State at Iowa State||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|Lehigh at North Carolina||2:00pm||ACCN|
|Elon at North Dakota||2:00pm||MidCo Sports|
|A&M-Commerce at Purdue Fort Wayne||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Friends at Wichita State||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|San Jose State at Texas Tech||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Sam Houston at Oklahoma State||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|San Francisco at Boise State||4:00pm||KTVB/KTVB-DT2|
|Merrimack at Maine||4:00pm||ESPN+|
|Howard at James Madison||4:00pm||ESPN+|
|Carolina at USC Upstate||4:00pm||ESPN+|
|Lafayette at Pepperdine||4:00pm||ESPN+|
|Eastern Mennonite at Radford||4:30pm||ESPN+|
|St. Ambrose at Western Illinois||4:30pm||ESPN+|
|Chicago State at Southern Indiana||4:30pm||ESPN+|
|UC Riverside at Portland||5:00pm||–|
|North Carolina Central at Georgia||5:00pm||SECN+|
|Gardner-Webb at Baylor||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|Linfield at Portland State||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|North Central at St. Thomas||5:00pm||Summit|
|Northern Arizona at Grand Canyon||5:30pm||–|
|Keystone at Binghamton||6:00pm||ESPN+|
|Yale at Loyola Marymount||6:00pm||ESPN+|
|Bard at Columbia||6:00pm||ESPN+|
|Army West Point at Indiana||7:00pm||BTN|
|Robert Morris at Towson||7:00pm||MNMT|
|Nevada at Washington||8:00pm||PAC12N|
|Weber State at Saint Mary’s||8:00pm||ESPN+|
|UC Davis at Montana||9:00pm||ESPN+|
|DP World Tour: Nedbank Golf Challenge||4:00am||GOLF|
|PGA Tour: Butterfield Bermuda Championship||11:00am||GOLF|
|LPGA Tour: The Annika||2:00pm||GOLF|
|PGA Tour Champions: Charles Schwab Cup Championship||4:00pm||GOLF|
|NHRA: In-N-Out Burger Finals||4:00pm||FS1|
|Serie A: Napoli vs Empoli||6:30am||Paramount+|
|Ligue 1: Brest vs Strasbourg||7:00am||beIN Sports|
|Scottish Premiership: Livingston vs Rangers||7:00am||Paramount+|
|La Liga: Mallorca vs Cádiz||8:00am||ESPN+|
|EPL: Liverpool vs Brentford||9:00am||Peacock|
|EPL: Brighton & Hove Albion vs Sheffield United||9:00am||Peacock|
|EPL: West Ham United vs Nottingham Forest||9:00am||USA|
|EPL: Aston Villa vs Fulham||9:00am||Peacock|
|Serie A: Fiorentina vs Bologna||9:00am||Paramount+|
|Serie A: Udinese vs Atalanta||9:00am||Paramount+|
|Ligue 1: Lille vs Toulouse||9:00am||beIN Sports|
|Ligue 1: Clermont vs Lorient||9:00am||beIN Sports|
|Ligue 1: Metz vs Nantes||9:00am||beIN Sports|
|Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen vs Union Berlin||9:30am||ESPN+|
|Scottish Premiership: Celtic vs Aberdeen||9:30am||Paramount+|
|La Liga: Barcelona vs Deportivo Alavés||10:15am||ESPN+|
|Ligue 1: Rennes vs Olympique Lyonnais||11:05am||beIN Sports|
|EPL: Chelsea vs Manchester City||11:30am||USA|
|Bundesliga: Werder Bremen vs Eintracht Frankfurt||11:30am||ESPN+|
|Bundesliga: RB Leipzig vs Freiburg||1:30pm||ESPN+|
|Serie A: Lazio vs Roma||12:00pm||Paramount+|
|La Liga: Sevilla vs Real Betis||12:30pm||ESPN+|
|Serie A: Internazionale vs Frosinone||2:45pm||Paramount+|
|Ligue 1: Lens vs Olympique Marseille||2:45pm||beIN Sports|
|La Liga: Atlético Madrid vs Villarreal||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|MLS: Philadelphia Union vs New England||3:00pm||MLS Pass|
|MLS: Orlando City SC vs Nashville SC||5:00pm||MLS Pass|
|MLS: Columbus Crew vs Atlanta United||0:30pm||MLS Pass|
|SOCCER – MEN’S COLLEGE||TIME ET||TV|
|ACC Tournament Finals||12:00pm||ESPNU|
|Big Ten Tournament Championship||12:00pm||BTN|
|Metz-ATP & Sofia-ATP Finals|
Billie Jean King Cup Finals Semifinals
|ATP Finals Doubles Round Robin||6:00am||TENNIS|
|Billie Jean King Cup Finals Final|
ATP Finals Singles & Doubles Round Robin
|Billie Jean King Cup Finals Final|
ATP Finals Singles & Doubles Round Robin
|WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL||TIME ET||TV|
|Chowan vs Longwood||12:00pm||ESPN+|
|Lindenwood vs Dayton||12:00pm||ESPN+|
|Team USA vs Duke||12:00pm||ACCN|
|UMass vs Maine||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|Bryant vs Seton Hall||1:00pm||FloSports|
|Fairleigh Dickinson vs Army||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|George Mason vs William & Mary||1:00pm||FloSports|
|IUPUI vs Ohio State||1:00pm||B1G+|
|Maryland vs South Carolina||1:00pm||ABC|
|Siena vs Dartmouth||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|Rice vs TCU||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Northeastern vs Boston College||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Fairfield vs Vanderbilt||2:00pm||SECN+|
|Brown vs Georgetown||2:00pm||FloSports|
|Tennessee State vs UNC Asheville||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Northern Illinois vs Western Illinois||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Fordham vs Miami||2:00pm||ACCNX|
|Wagner vs Hofstra||2:00pm||FloSports|
|Notre Dame vs NJIT||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Marshall vs Chattanooga||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Wright State vs Michigan State||2:00pm||B1G+|
|Campbell vs Virginia||2:00pm||ACCNX|
|Oakland City vs Southern Indiana||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Mercer vs Clemson||2:00pm||ACCNX|
|Chicago State vs Minnesota||2:00pm||B1G+|
|Princeton vs Middle Tennessee||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|New Mexico State vs Incarnate Word||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Delaware State vs Richmond||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Quinnipiac vs Harvard||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Norfolk State vs Radford||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Evansville vs SIU Edwardsville||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Valparaiso vs Eastern Illinois||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Northwestern State vs Tulsa||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Iowa State vs Drake||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Oklahoma State vs Colorado||3:00pm||PAC12N|
|Jacksonville State vs Mississippi State||3:00pm||SECN+|
|Omaha vs Northwestern||3:00pm||B1G+|
|Liberty vs Texas||3:00pm||LHN|
|Oral Roberts vs Oklahoma||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Mississippi Valley State vs LSU||3:00pm||SECN+|
|Central Michigan vs Bradley||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|UConn vs NC State||3:00pm||ABC|
|Morehead State vs Alabama||3:00pm||SECN+|
|Cleveland State vs Loyola Chicago||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|UIC vs Milwaukee||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Iowa vs Northern Iowa||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|DePaul vs Louisville||4:00pm||ESPN+|
|Missouri vs Saint Louis||4:00pm||ESPN+|
|Nevada vs Long Beach State||4:00pm||ESPN+|
|Southern vs Purdue||4:00pm||B1G+|
|UC San Diego vs Saint Mary’s||4:00pm||ESPN+|
|Villanova vs Oregon State||4:00pm||PAC12|
|Indiana vs Stanford||5:00pm||ESPN|
|Auburn vs Rutgers||5:00pm||BTN|
|Kent State vs Louisiana||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|Binghamton vs Loyola (MD)||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|LIU vs Iona||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|Cal State Bakersfield vs Pacific||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|Merrimack vs Rider||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|Cal State Fullerton vs Sacramento State||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|Toledo vs Gonzaga||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|Detroit Mercy vs Butler||5:00pm||FloSports|
|Howard vs New Hampshire||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|Davidson vs North Carolina||6:00pm||ACCN|
|Oklahoma State vs Colorado||6:00pm||PAC12|
|WOMEN’S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL||TIME ET||TV|
|Providence vs Butler||12:00pm||FloSports|
|NC State vs Virginia Tech||12:00pm||ACCN|
|Fairfield vs Rider||12:00pm||ESPN+|
|Niagara vs Iona||12:00pm||ESPN+|
|Georgia vs Kentucky||1:00pm||SECN|
|Notre Dame vs Virginia||1:00pm||ACCNX|
|North Carolina vs Louisville||1:00pm||ACCNX|
|Miami vs Florida State||1:00pm||ACCNX|
|Binghamton vs New Hampshire||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|Quinnipiac vs Saint Peter’s||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|Florida Atlantic vs Charlotte||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|Albany vs UMBC||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|UConn vs Xavier||1:00pm||FloSports|
|Charleston vs Hampton||1:00pm||FloSports|
|Stony Brook vs Hofstra||1:00pm||FloSports|
|Delaware vs Elon||2:00pm||FloSports|
|Campbell vs North Carolina A&T||2:00pm||FloSports|
|William & Mary vs UNC-Wilmington||2:00pm||FloSports|
|Towson vs Northeastern||2:00pm||FloSports|
|LSU vs South Carolina||2:00pm||SECN+|
|Mississippi vs Tennessee||2:00pm||SECN+|
|SMU vs Tulane||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|James Madison vs South Alabama||4:00pm||ESPN+|
|Auburn vs Missouri||4:00pm||SECN+|
|Florida vs Alabama||5:00pm||SECN+|
|Stetson vs North Florida||6:00pm||ESPN+|
What to Watch: Sunday, 11/12/23
|Memphis at LA Clippers||3:30pm||Bally Sports|
The Memphis Grizzlies finished second in the Western Conference last season with a record of 51-31. The Los Angeles Clippers finished fifth in the Western Conference in the 2022-23 season with a record of 44-38. The Clippers lead 2022-23 regular season series 2-1 versus the Grizzlies. Last season Memphis was 16-25 on the road and LA CLippers was 23-18 at home.
|Minnesota at Golden State||8:30pm||Bally Sports|
The Minnesota Timberwolves finished eighth in the Western Conference last season with a record of 42-40. The Golden State Warriors finished sixth in the Western Conference in the 2022-23 season with a record of 44-38. The Warriors and Timberwolves 2022-23 regular season series was tied 1-1. Last season Minnesota was 20-21 on the road and Golden State was 33-8 at home.
|San Francisco at Jacksonville||1:00pm||FOX|
Since 1999 the San Francisco 49ers leads all time series 4-2 versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. The 49ers and Jaguars last met in 2021 which the 49ers won 30-10 on the road in Jakcsonville. The 49ers are 2-2 overall on the road versus Jaguars since 1999. The Jaguars last win at home against the 49ers was in 2005.
|Detroit at LA Chargers||4:05pm||CBS|
Since 1972 Los Angeles Chargers leads all time series 7-5 versus the Detroit Lions. Last time the Chargers and Lions played was in 2019 which the Lions won 13-10 at home. The last time the Chargers won versus the Lions at home was in 2015. The Chargers are 5-0 all time at home versus the Lions.
|Dallas at Minnesota||6:00pm||NHLN|
The Dallas Stars finished second in the Central division last season with 108 points. The Minnesota Wild finished third in the Central division in the 2022-23 season with 103 points. Last season Dallas was 25-11-5 on the road and Minnesota was 25-12-4 at home. Last season the Wild and Stars regular season series was tied 2-2.