****INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WEEK 4 SCHEDULE****
ADAMS CENTRAL (3-0) AT JAY COUNTY (3-0)
ANDERSON (1-2) AT MARION (1-2)
ANDREAN (1-2) AT MUNSTER (1-2)
ANGOLA (0-3) AT WEST NOBLE (3-0)
ATTICA (0-3) AT PARKE HERITAGE (1-1)
BEECH GROVE (1-2) AT INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA (3-0)
BELLMONT (0-3) AT NORWELL (0-3)
BLACKFORD (0-3) AT MADISON-GRANT (2-1)
BLOOMINGTON NORTH (3-0) AT BLOOMINGTON SOUTH (3-0)
BLUFFTON (3-0) AT WOODLAN (1-2)
BOONE GROVE (2-1) AT SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS) (1-2)
BOWMAN ACADEMY (0-1) AT EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL (0-3)
BREMEN (2-1) AT TRITON (2-1)
BROWNSBURG (3-0) AT AVON (0-3)
CALUMET CHRISTIAN AT FRONTIER (1-2)
CARMEL (2-1) AT LOUISVILLE TRINITY (KY.)
CARROLL COUNTY (KY.) AT MADISON (0-3)
CENTERVILLE (3-0) AT WINCHESTER (2-1)
CHARLESTOWN (2-1) AT NORTH HARRISON (3-0)
CINCINNATI MOELLER (OHIO) AT CENTER GROVE (2-1)
CLINTON CENTRAL (0-2) AT SHERIDAN (2-1)
CLOVERDALE (2-1) AT CASCADE (2-1)
COLUMBIA CITY (3-0) AT HUNTINGTON NORTH (0-3)
COLUMBUS EAST (0-3) AT JENNINGS COUNTY (2-1)
COLUMBUS NORTH (2-1) AT INDIANAPOLIS RONCALLI (1-2)
CONCORD (2-1) AT WARSAW (3-0)
CONNERSVILLE (2-1) AT SOUTH DEARBORN (1-2)
CROWN POINT (3-0) AT LAKE CENTRAL (2-1)
CULVER (0-3) AT WEST CENTRAL (3-0)
DANVILLE (2-1) AT CRAWFORDSVILLE (0-3)
DELPHI (0-3) AT CARROLL (FLORA) (3-0)
EAST CENTRAL (3-0) AT FRANKLIN COUNTY (2-1)
EAST NOBLE (2-1) AT DEKALB (2-1)
EASTBROOK (2-1) AT FRANKTON (2-1)
EASTERN (PEKIN) (1-2) AT SILVER CREEK (1-2)
EASTERN GREENE (1-2) AT MITCHELL (0-3)
EASTSIDE (1-2) AT CHURUBUSCO (0-3)
EDGEWOOD (1-2) AT OWEN VALLEY (1-2)
ELKHART (1-2) AT MASSILLON WASHINGTON (OHIO)
ELWOOD (0-3) AT ALEXANDRIA (3-0)
EVANSVILLE BOSSE (1-2) AT JASPER (1-2)
EVANSVILLE CENTRAL (0-3) AT VINCENNES LINCOLN (2-1)
EVANSVILLE HARRISON (0-3) AT CASTLE (2-1)
EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (1-2) AT EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL (3-0)
EVANSVILLE NORTH (2-1) AT EVANSVILLE REITZ (3-0)
FAIRFIELD (2-1) AT CULVER ACADEMY (2-1)
FOREST PARK (2-1) AT TECUMSEH (0-3)
FORT WAYNE DWENGER (1-2) AT CARROLL (FORT WAYNE) (2-1)
FORT WAYNE LUERS (1-2) AT FORT WAYNE WAYNE (2-1)
FORT WAYNE NORTH (0-3) AT FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA (0-3)
FORT WAYNE NORTHROP (0-3) AT HOMESTEAD (1-2)
FORT WAYNE SOUTH (0-3) AT FORT WAYNE SNIDER (3-0)
FOUNTAIN CENTRAL (2-1) AT COVINGTON (2-0)
FRANKFORT (1-2) AT SOUTHMONT (2-1)
GARRETT (1-2) AT LAKELAND (3-0)
GARY WEST (1-2) AT RIVER FOREST (3-0)
GIBSON SOUTHERN (2-1) AT SOUTH WARREN (KY.)
GOSHEN (0-3) AT MISHAWAKA (2-1)
GREENCASTLE (1-2) AT SOUTH PUTNAM (3-0)
GREENFIELD-CENTRAL (3-0) AT PENDLETON HEIGHTS (3-0)
GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN (1-2) AT EDINBURGH (0-3)
GRIFFITH (0-3) AT WHITING (2-1)
GUERIN CATHOLIC (3-0) AT BREBEUF JESUIT (2-1)
HAGERSTOWN (2-1) AT UNION COUNTY (0-3)
HAMILTON HEIGHTS (3-0) AT NORTHWESTERN (1-2)
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (3-0) AT FISHERS (3-0)
HAMMOND CENTRAL (3-0) AT HIGHLAND (2-1)
HAMMOND MORTON (1-2) AT PENN (2-1)
HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE) (2-1) AT MCCUTCHEON (1-2)
HERITAGE (3-0) AT SOUTH ADAMS (2-1)
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (2-1) AT EASTERN HANCOCK (2-1)
HERITAGE HILLS (3-0) AT SOUTH SPENCER (1-2)
HOBART (2-1) AT KANKAKEE VALLEY (1-2)
IMG ACADEMY (FLA.) AT BEN DAVIS (3-0)
INDIANAPOLIS ATTUCKS (2-1) AT CHRISTEL HOUSE MANUAL (1-2)
INDIANAPOLIS CHATARD (3-0) AT INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (2-1)
INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN (3-0) AT LAPEL (1-2)
INDIANAPOLIS TINDLEY (1-2) AT INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE (2-1)
INDIANAPOLIS WASHINGTON (1-2) AT LAKE STATION (1-2)
IRVINGTON PREP ACADEMY (0-3) AT BROWN COUNTY (0-3)
JEFFERSONVILLE (0-3) AT LOUISVILLE FERN CREEK (KY.)
JOHN GLENN (2-1) AT JIMTOWN (1-2)
LAFAYETTE JEFF (1-2) AT RICHMOND (0-3)
LAPORTE (1-2) AT CHESTERTON (0-3)
LAWRENCE NORTH (3-0) AT NORTH CENTRAL (INDIANAPOLIS) (0-3)
LAWRENCEBURG (2-1) AT GREENSBURG (0-3)
LINTON-STOCKTON (2-1) AT SULLIVAN (2-1)
LOGANSPORT (0-3) AT INDIANAPOLIS TECH (0-3)
LOWELL (1-2) AT HANOVER CENTRAL (3-0)
MANCHESTER (2-1) AT ROCHESTER (2-1)
MARTINSVILLE (1-2) AT DECATUR CENTRAL (2-1)
MICHIGAN CITY (2-1) AT VALPARAISO (2-1)
MISHAWAKA MARIAN (1-2) AT NEW PRAIRIE (2-1)
MISSISSINEWA (3-0) AT OAK HILL (3-0)
MONROE CENTRAL (1-2) AT TRI (2-1)
MONROVIA (3-0) AT TRITON CENTRAL (2-1)
MOORESVILLE (1-2) AT GREENWOOD (3-0)
MOUNT VERNON (FORTVILLE) (1-2) AT NEW PALESTINE (1-2)
MOUNT VERNON (POSEY) (2-1) AT WASHINGTON (1-2)
MUNCIE CENTRAL (0-3) AT KOKOMO (3-0)
NEW ALBANY (1-2) AT BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE (1-2)
NEW HAVEN (3-0) AT LEO (2-1)
NOBLESVILLE (2-1) AT WESTFIELD (3-0)
NORTH DECATUR (2-1) AT SHENANDOAH (1-2)
NORTH JUDSON (2-1) AT KNOX (3-0)
NORTH KNOX (2-1) AT BOONVILLE (1-2)
NORTH MIAMI (0-3) AT LEWIS CASS (1-2)
NORTH MONTGOMERY (2-1) AT LEBANON (0-3)
NORTH NEWTON (0-3) AT SOUTH NEWTON (2-1)
NORTH PUTNAM (0-3) AT COVENANT CHRISTIAN (1-2)
NORTHEASTERN (3-0) AT CAMBRIDGE CITY LINCOLN (1-2)
NORTHFIELD (0-3) AT SOUTHWOOD (1-2)
NORTHRIDGE (2-1) AT NORTHWOOD (3-0)
PAOLI (2-1) AT PERRY CENTRAL (1-2)
PARK TUDOR (3-0) AT FREMONT (1-2)
PERRY MERIDIAN (1-2) AT PLAINFIELD (3-0)
PIKE (0-3) AT SOUTHPORT (0-3)
PIKE CENTRAL (1-2) AT SOUTHRIDGE (2-1)
PIONEER (2-1) AT CASTON (0-3)
PLYMOUTH (1-2) AT WAWASEE (1-2)
PORTAGE (0-3) AT MERRILLVILLE (2-1)
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS (0-3) AT CENTRAL NOBLE (0-3)
PRINCETON (0-3) AT NORTH DAVIESS (2-1)
PROVIDENCE (3-0) AT CLARKSVILLE (0-3)
PURDUE POLYTECHNIC (1-2) AT NOBLESVILLE HOMESCHOOL
RUSHVILLE (0-3) AT BATESVILLE (3-0)
SALEM (0-3) AT BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL (3-0)
SCOTTSBURG (2-1) AT CORYDON CENTRAL (0-3)
SEEGER (2-1) AT RIVERTON PARKE (1-2)
SEYMOUR (2-1) AT FLOYD CENTRAL (2-1)
SHELBYVILLE (2-1) AT NEW CASTLE (1-2)
SOUTH BEND RILEY (3-0) AT SOUTH BEND CLAY (0-3)
SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH (2-1) AT SOUTH BEND ADAMS (1-2)
SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON (0-3) AT CALUMET (1-2)
SOUTH DECATUR (2-1) AT CRAWFORD COUNTY (0-3)
SPEEDWAY (1-2) AT INDIANAPOLIS RITTER (1-2)
SPRINGS VALLEY (2-1) AT WEST WASHINGTON (3-0)
SWITZERLAND COUNTY (3-0) AT MILAN (1-2)
TAYLOR (1-2) AT EASTERN (GREENTOWN) (2-1)
TELL CITY (2-1) AT NORTH POSEY (3-0)
TERRE HAUTE SOUTH (0-3) AT TERRE HAUTE NORTH (0-3)
TIPTON (1-2) AT TIPPECANOE VALLEY (3-0)
TRI-CENTRAL (1-2) AT CLINTON PRAIRIE (3-0)
TRI-COUNTY (1-2) AT NORTH WHITE (3-0)
TRI-WEST (2-1) AT WESTERN BOONE (3-0)
TWIN LAKES (2-1) AT RENSSELAER CENTRAL (2-1)
UNION CITY (0-3) AT KNIGHTSTOWN (1-2)
WABASH (0-3) AT PERU (3-0)
WARREN CENTRAL (1-2) AT LAWRENCE CENTRAL (1-2)
WES-DEL (0-3) AT SOUTHERN WELLS (1-2)
WEST LAFAYETTE (2-1) AT LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (1-2)
WEST VIGO (0-3) AT NORTHVIEW (3-0)
WESTERN (1-2) AT BENTON CENTRAL (1-2)
WHEELER (0-3) AT HAMMOND NOLL (1-2)
WHITELAND (2-1) AT FRANKLIN (2-1)
WHITKO (1-2) AT MACONAQUAH (2-1)
WINAMAC (0-3) AT LAVILLE (3-0)
YORKTOWN (2-1) AT DELTA (3-0)
ZIONSVILLE (2-1) AT FRANKLIN CENTRAL (2-1)
COVINGTON (2-0) AT NORTH VERMILLION (1-1)
PARKE HERITAGE (1-1) AT SOUTH VERMILLION (1-1)
PHALEN ACADEMY (1-1) AT BOWMAN ACADEMY (0-1)
******INDIANA SRN FOOTBALL POLLS WEEK 4******
1 BEN DAVIS
5 CROWN POINT
1 FW SNIDER
2 BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
5 BLOOMINGTON NORTH
1 EAST CENTRAL
2 EVANSVILLE REITZ
5 EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL
1 BISHOP CHATARD
2 GUERIN CATHOLIC
3 WESTERN BOONE
4 HANOVER CENTRAL
5 WEST LAFAYETTE
3 LINTON STOCKTON
4 BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL
5 HERITAGE CHRISTIAN
1 INDY LUTHERAN
2 ADAMS CENTRAL
3 NORTH JUDSON
4 SOUTH PUTNAM
*******INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SAGARIN RATINGS******
1 CENTER GROVE
5 BEN DAVIS
6 CROWN POINT
7 LAWRENCE NORTH
9 FRANKLIN CENTRAL
1 FW SNIDER
3 BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
7 MICHIGAN CITY
1 EAST CENTRAL
3 EVANSVILLE REITZ
4 EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL
5 NEW PALESTINE
7 PENDLETON HEIGHTS
1 BISHOP CHATARD
2 HERITAGE HILLS
3 GUERIN CATHOLIC
4 OAK HILL
7 WEST LAFAYETTE
9 HAMILTON HEIGHTS
10 HANOVER CENTRAL
2 TRITON CENTRAL
4 BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL
5 NORTH POSEY
10 LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC
1 INDY LUTHERAN
2 ADAMS CENTRAL
3 SOUTH PUTNAM
4 CARROLL FLORA
6 NORTH JUDSON
7 NORTH DECATUR
8 SOUTH ADAMS
9 MADISON GRANT
*****INDIANA VOLLEYBALL SCORES (REPORTED)*****
URSULINE (OH) 3 AVON 1
FLOYD CENTRAL 2 AVON 1
AVON 2 CROWN POINT 0
AVON 2 CARMEL 1
CENTER GROVE 2 COLUMBUS EAST 1
PROVIDENCE 2 CENTER GROVE 0
CENTER GROVE 2 SILVER CREEK 0
CENTER GROVE 2 FRANKLIN 1
HUNTINGTON NORTH 2 FORT WAYNE WAYNE 0
RONCALLI 2 FRANKLIN 0
MERRILLVILLE 2 HEBRON 0
FORT WAYNE LUERS 2 TIPTON 0
NORTHVIEW 2 S. KNOX 0
GARRETT 2 EASTSIDE 0
BARR REEVE 2 TRINITY LUTHERAN 1
SHERIDAN 2 SEEGER 0
FORT WAYNE NORTH 2 FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY 0
LAFAYETTE JEFF 2 SHERIDAN 0
HUNTINGTON NORTH 2 FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY 0
FRANKLIN 2 FISHERS 0
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 3 BELLMONT 0
MERRILLVILLE 2 GRIFFITH 0
GARRETT 2 NEW HAVEN 0
CLINTON PRAIRIE 2 SEEGER 1
FORT WAYNE CARROLL 3 ELKHART 0
OAK PARK – RIVER FOREST 2 CARMEL 1
WES DEL 2 HAGERSTOWN 0
MORRISTOWN 3 SHELBYVILLE 0
FORT WAYNE WAYNE 2 FORT WAYNE NORTH 1
MOUNT VERNON 3 PIKE CENTRAL 1
PIKE CENTRAL 3 TELL CITY 2
SULLIVAN 3 INDIAN CREEK 0
CLINTON PRAIRIE 2 SHERIDAN 1
WES DEL 2 BLACKFORD 0
FORT WAYNE LUERS 2 WESTERN 0
WESTVIEW 3 E. NOBLE 1
KANKAKEE VALLEY 2 HEBRON 1
PROVIDENCE 2 COLUMBUS EAST 0
SPRINGS VALLEY 3 ROCK CREEK ACADEMY 0
FLOYD CENTRAL 2 AVON 1
TECUMSEH 2 NORTHVIEW 1
HUNTINGTON NORTH 2 FORT WAYNE NORTH 0
FORT WAYNE WAYNE 2 FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY 1
LAFAYETTE JEFF 2 SEEGER 1
SETON CATHOLIC 3 UNIVERSITY 0
GARRETT 2 MANCHESTER 1
BELLMONT 3 ELKHART 0
EVANSVILLE MATER DEI 2 TRINITY LUTHERAN 1
INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN 2 S. KNOX 1
ASSUMPTION 2 CARMEL 0
TIPTON 2 MARIAN 0
CANNELTON 3 MEDORA 0
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 3 FORT WAYNE CARROLL 0
HEBRON 2 GRIFFITH 1
NORTHVIEW 2 INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN 0
CATHEDRAL 2 PROVIDENCE 0
TECUMSEH 2 S. KNOX 0
FLOYD CENTRAL 2 URSULINE ACADEMY 0
SETON CATHOLIC 3 ANDERSON PREP 0
WESTERN 2 TIPTON 0
WES DEL 2 MISSISSINEWA 0
SILVER CREEK 2 FRANKLIN 0
FISHERS 2 BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL 0
TIPTON 2 HAGERSTOWN 0
NORTHVIEW 2 BARR REEVE 1
CARMEL 2 SEYMOUR 0
TRINITY LUTHERAN 2 PERRY CENTRAL 0
RONCALLI 2 PROVIDENCE 0
FISHERS 2 COLUMBUS EAST 0
WES DEL 2 FORT WAYNE LUERS 0
SOUTH KNOX 2 PERRY CENTRAL 0
ASSUMPTION 2 FLOYD CENTRAL 0
******INDIANA BOYS SOCCER SCORES (REPORTED)*****
KANKAKEE VALLEY 7 E. CHICAGO CENTRAL 2
JEFFERSONVILLE 2 N. HARRISON 1
ELKHART CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2 NEW PRAIRIE 1
BLOOMINGTON NORTH 2 HOBART 1
YORKTOWN 6 LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 1
CONNERSVILLE 5 S. DEARBORN 0
WESTVIEW 4 E. NOBLE 3
LAKELAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2 CENTRAL NOBLE 1
HERITAGE HILLS 1 MOUNT VERNON 0
NORTHWESTERN 3 MISSISSINEWA 1
WHEELER 2 MORGAN TWP. 2
SWITZERLAND COUNTY 7 RISING SUN 0
PLYMOUTH 4 LOGANSPORT 1
LAWRENCEBURG 6 RUSHVILLE 0
COVINGTON 5 DANVILLE 0
MORRISTOWN 9 CENTRAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 0
TIPPECANOE VALLEY 3 GLENN 1
GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 5 BLOOMFIELD 0
FORT WAYNE NORTH 4 HOMESTEAD 1
MARTINSVILLE 3 ILLIANA CHRISTIAN
HENRYVILLE 7 AUSTIN 0
NORTH PUTNAM 4 S. VERMILLION 1
DELTA 4 SHELBYVILLE 3
NORTH WHITE 2 N. MIAMI 1
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 2 BREBEUF 0
PROVIDENCE 4 COLUMBUS EAST 1
TRINITY 7 SOUTH BEND RILEY 1
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 3 SOUTHPORT 2
BEN DAVIS 5 PLAINFIELD 2
BOONE GROVE 4 HEBRON 0
DECATUR CENTRAL 3 GREENWOOD 0
MARION 3 PERU 0
EVANSVILLE HARRISON 1 FLOYD CENTRAL 1
PRINCETON 2 PIKE CENTRAL 1
HANOVER CENTRAL 3 HAMMOND NOLL 2
LOWELL 8 RENSSELAER CENTRAL 0
FORT WAYNE SOUTH 3 HUNTINGTON NORTH 0
NORTHVIEW 2 BROWN COUNTY 1
INDIAN CREEK 5 SULLIVAN 2
CASTLE 1 TRINITY 0
GIBSON SOUTHERN 2 N. POSEY 0
WESTERN 1 EASTBROOK 0
FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA 1 ARGOS 0
RONCALLI 5 COVENANT CHRISTIAN 2
KANKAKEE VALLEY 2 PLYMOUTH 1
INDY GENESIS 3 EVANSVILLE CHRISTIAN 1
EVANSVILLE NORTH 4 TERRE HAUTE SOUTH 0
HOBART 0 ZIONSVILLE 0
MUNSTER 5 CHESTERTON 0
TRI-WEST 1 CRAWFORDSVILLE 1
LOGANSPORT 6 IS CHICAGO CENTRAL 1
COLUMBUS NORTH 3 N. CENTRAL 1
VALPARAISO 2 MARTINSVILLE 1
LAFAYETTE JEFF 9 HAMMOND MORTON 0
*****INDIANA GIRLS SOCCER REPORTED *****
MISHAWAKA MARIAN 2 DUPONT MANUAL 1
EAST CENTRAL 1 EVANSVILLE REITZ 1
GREENWOOD 2 DECATUR CENTRAL 0
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 5 SHERIDAN 0
PRINCETON 4 EVANSVILLE HARRISON 1
PARK TUDOR 3 FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY 1
PENN 1 BREBEUF 0
WASHINGTON 1 S. SPENCER 0
YORKTOWN 15 ELWOOD 0
INDIAN CREEK 5 SULLIVAN 0
RONCALLI 8 COVENANT CHRISTIAN 0
NORTH MIAMI 8 N. WHITE 3
HIGHLAND 1 WHEELER 0
COLDWATER 4 JAY COUNTY 1
BOONE GROVE 7 HEBRON 0
NORTHVIEW 7 BROWN COUNTY 0
LAWRENCE NORTH 9 HAMILTON HEIGHTS 0
GIBSON SOUTHERN 3 HERITAGE HILLS 2
LAWRENCEBURG 6 SEYMOUR 0
MOORESVILLE 2 S. KNOX 1
CASTLE 9 NEW ALBANY 0
EVANSVILLE NORTH 2 BLOOMINGTON NORTH 0
CONCORD 7 ANDREAN 0
NOBLESVILLE 8 PLAINFIELD 0
EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL 4 ARCHBISHOP HOBEN 2
TAYLOR 3 DELPHI 2
TERRE HAUTE SOUTH 1 EVANSVILLE CHRISTIAN 1
BISHOP CHATARD 1 GUERIN CATHOLIC 1
HARRISON 9 MUNCIE CENTRAL 0
RICHMOND 5 LOGANSPORT 2
COVINGTON 3 WHITE RIVER VALLEY 1
WARSAW 3 NORTHWOOD 0
CULVER ACADEMIES 4 FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK 1
SOUTH VERMILLION 1 N. PUTNAM 0
EVANSVILLE REITZ 2 BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 1
AUSTIN 1 CHRISTEL HOUSE 0
ROCKY RIVER 2 CATHEDRAL 1
MOORESVILLE 2 SEYMOUR 1
BLOOMINGTON NORTH 1 EVANSVILLE CHRISTIAN 0
GUERIN CATHOLIC 1 BISHOP CHATARD 1 (GUERIN WIN ON PK’S)
******INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TENNIS SCORES REPORTED******
CENTER GROVE 5 BLOOMINGTON NORTH 0
CENTER GROVE 5 JEFFERSONVILLE 0
*******BOYS AND GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY*****
INDIANA CROSS COUNTRY NEWS: https://in.milesplit.com/
*****WEEK 1 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE*****
DETROIT LIONS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (THU) 7:20P (CT) 8:20P NBC
CAROLINA PANTHERS AT ATLANTA FALCONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
HOUSTON TEXANS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
CINCINNATI BENGALS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
TENNESSEE TITANS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
ARIZONA CARDINALS AT WASHINGTON COMMANDERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
GREEN BAY PACKERS AT CHICAGO BEARS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS AT DENVER BRONCOS 2:25P (MT) 4:25P CBS
MIAMI DOLPHINS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P CBS
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 4:25P (ET) 4:25P CBS
LOS ANGELES RAMS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P FOX
DALLAS COWBOYS AT NEW YORK GIANTS 8:20P (ET) 8:20P NBC
BUFFALO BILLS AT NEW YORK JETS (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ESPN/ABC
****MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL****
SEATTLE 8 NY METS 7
COLORADO 8 TORONTO 7
BALTIMORE 7 ARIZONA 3
OAKLAND 2 LA ANGELS 1
CLEVELAND 7 TAMPA BAY 6 (11)
DETROIT 10 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 0
BOSTON 9 KANSAS CITY 5
NY YANKEES 5 HOUSTON 4
MINNESOTA 9 TEXAS 7 (10)
MIAMI 11 WASHINGTON 5
CINCINNATI 2 CHICAGO CUBS 1
PITTSBURGH 7 ST. LOUIS 6
MILWAUKEE 7 PHILADELPHIA 5
SAN DIEGO 6 SAN FRANCISCO 1
ATLANTA 4 LA DODGERS 2 (10)
BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/scoreboard.asp
PLAYER NEWS: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/news.asp
****MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL****
BUFFALO 7 INDIANAPOLIS 3
FT. WAYNE 6 SOUTH BEND 2
LAS VEGAS 103 SEATTLE 77
****MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER****
NEW YORK CITY 1 VANCOUVER 1
ORLANDO 1 CINCINNATI 0
DC 4 CHICAGO 0
COLUMBUS 4 MONTRÉAL 2
NEW ENGLAND 2 AUSTIN 2
DALLAS 2 ATLANTA 2
KANSAS CITY 2 ST. LOUIS 1
NASHVILLE 1 CHARLOTTE 1
SALT LAKE 2 COLORADO 0
LA 0 HOUSTON 0
MINNESOTA 1 SAN JOSE 1
SEATTLE 2 PORTLAND 2
*****COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCORES*****
SATURDAY, SEPT. 2
NO. 25 IOWA 24, UTAH STATE 14
KENTUCKY 44, BALL STATE 14
LIBERTY 34, BOWLING GREEN 24
NO. 2 MICHIGAN 30, EAST CAROLINA 3
FRESNO STATE 39, PURDUE 35
SMU 38, LOUISIANA TECH 14
NO. 12 TENNESSEE 49, VIRGINIA 13 (NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE)
COLORADO 45, NO. 17 TCU 42
BOSTON COLLEGE 27, NORTHERN ILLINOIS 24 (OT)
NO. 20 OKLAHOMA 73, ARKANSAS STATE 0
VILLANOVA 38, LEHIGH 10
GEORGETOWN 49, MARIST 7
ILLINOIS STATE 41, DAYTON 0
VMI 12, DAVIDSON 7
AIR FORCE 42, ROBERT MORRIS 7
JACKSONVILLE STATE 49, EAST TENNESSEE STATE 3
NO. 22 OLE MISS 73, MERCER 7
IOWA STATE 30, UNI 9
TEMPLE 24, AKRON 21
OHIO 27, LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY 10
HOLY CROSS 42, MERRIMACK 20
MONTANA 35, BUTLER 20
NO. 15 OREGON 81, PORTLAND STATE 7
HAMPTON 35, GRAMBLING (HARRISON, N.J.) 31
NO. 3 OHIO STATE 23, INDIANA 3
AUBURN 59, UMASS 14
MARYLAND 38, TOWSON 6
NO. 19 WISCONSIN 38, BUFFALO 17
WESTERN KENTUCKY 41, SOUTH FLORIDA 24
NO. 10 WASHINGTON 56, BOISE STATE 19
NO. 13 NOTRE DAME 56, TENNESSEE STATE 3
PITT 45, WOFFORD 7
CINCINNATI 66, EASTERN KENTUCKY 13
NO. 11 TEXAS 37, RICE 10
APPALACHIAN STATE 45, GARDNER-WEBB 24
NORTH DAKOTA STATE 35, EASTERN WASHINGTON 10 (MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.)
ARKANSAS 56, WESTERN CAROLINA 13
MISSISSIPPI STATE 48, SE LOUISIANA 7
CAL 58, NORTH TEXAS 21
SYRACUSE 65, COLGATE 0
UNLV 44, BRYANT 14
NORTH DAKOTA 55, DRAKE 7
NO. 1 GEORGIA 48, UT MARTIN 7
CHARLOTTE 24, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 3
FLORIDA ATLANTIC 42, MONMOUTH 20
GEORGIA SOUTHERN 34, THE CITADEL 0
JAMES MADISON 38, BUCKNELL 3
MARSHALL 21, ALBANY 17
FORDHAM 46, WAGNER 16
ALABAMA STATE 14, SOUTHERN 10
CAL POLY 27, SAN DIEGO 10
STETSON 34, ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY (FLA.) 33 (OT)
MURRAY STATE 41, PRESBYTERIAN 10
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL 14, MAINE 12
NO. 6 USC 66, NEVADA 14
NO. 23 TEXAS A&M 52, NEW MEXICO 10
UL MONROE 17, ARMY 13
VANDERBILT 47, ALABAMA A&M 13
WASHINGTON STATE 50, COLORADO STATE 24
TEXAS STATE 42, BAYLOR 31
HOUSTON 17, UTSA 14
NO. 16 KANSAS STATE 45, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE 0
OKLAHOMA STATE 27, CENTRAL ARKANSAS 13
MEMPHIS 56, BETHUNE-COOKMAN 14
SOUTHERN MISS 40, ALCORN STATE 14
TROY 40, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 38
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 49, AUSTIN PEAY 23
NORTH ALABAMA 41, CHATTANOOGA 27
HOUSTON CHRISTIAN 66, ARKANSAS BAPTIST 0
NO. 4 ALABAMA 56, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 7
ILLINOIS 30, TOLEDO 28
NO. 21 NORTH CAROLINA 31, SOUTH CAROLINA 17
NO. 7 PENN STATE 38, WEST VIRGINIA 15
WYOMING 35 TEXAS TECH 33 2OT
ARIZONA 38 NORTHERN ARIZONA 3
BYU 14 SAM HOUSTON STATE 0
UCLA 27 COASTAL CAROLINA 13
SAN DIEGO STATE 35 IDAHO STATE 28
FRESNO STATE 39 PURDUE 35
NOTRE DAME 56 TENNESSE STATE 3
MONTANA 35 BUTLER 20
MARIAN 40 JUDSON 6
OLIVET 35 FRANKLIN 32
WABASH 29 HAMPDEN-SYDNEY 28
U OF INDY 39 HILLSDALE 20
DEPAUW 33 ROSE-HULMAN 21
TRINE 61 ANDERSON 0
HANOVER 10 CENTRE 0
NORTH PARK 27 MANCHESTER 0
ST. XAVIER 45 ST. FRANCIS 28
WEEK 2 SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, SEPT. 7
LOUISVILLE VS. MURRAY STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
FRIDAY, SEPT. 8
INDIANA VS. INDIANA STATE | 7 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
RHODE ISLAND VS. STONY BROOK | 7 P.M. | FLOSPORTS
KANSAS VS. ILLINOIS | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN2
SATURDAY, SEPT. 9
WAKE FOREST VS. VANDERBILT | 11 A.M. | ACC NETWORK
ARMY VS. DELAWARE STATE | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
COLORADO VS. NEBRASKA | 12 P.M. | FOX
GEORGIA VS. BALL STATE | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
OHIO STATE VS. YOUNGSTOWN STATE | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
PENN STATE VS. DELAWARE | 12 P.M. | PEACOCK
VIRGINIA TECH VS. PURDUE | 12 P.M. | ESPN2
BAYLOR VS. UTAH | 12 P.M. | ESPN
NC STATE VS. NOTRE DAME | 12 P.M. | ABC
BOSTON COLLEGE VS. HOLY CROSS | 12 P.M. | ESPN+/ACCN+
VIRGINIA VS. JAMES MADISON | 12 P.M. | ESPNU
KANSAS STATE VS. TROY | 12 P.M. | FS1
GEORGETOWN VS. SACRED HEART | 12:30 P.M. | ESPN+
GEORGIA TECH VS. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE | 1 P.M. | ESPN+/ACCNX
PRESBYTERIAN VS. VIRGINIA LYNCHBURG | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
CENTRAL MICHIGAN VS. NEW HAMPSHIRE | 1:30 P.M. | ESPN+
BOWLING GREEN VS. EASTERN ILLINOIS | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTH DAKOTA VS. ST. THOMAS (MINN.) | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
CLEMSON VS. CHARLESTON SOUTHERN | 2:15 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
WESTERN CAROLINA VS. SAMFORD | 2:30 P.M. | ESPN+
KENTUCKY VS. EASTERN KENTUCKY | 3 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
BYU VS. SOUTHERN UTAH | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
THE CITADEL VS. CAMPBELL | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
IOWA STATE VS. IOWA | 3:30 P.M. | FOX
MIAMI (FLA.) VS. TEXAS A&M | 3:30 P.M. | ABC
MICHIGAN VS. UNLV | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
MICHIGAN STATE VS. RICHMOND | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
NORTHWESTERN VS. UTEP | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
TULANE VS. OLE MISS | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN2
UMASS VS. MIAMI (OHIO) | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
UTSA VS. TEXAS STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
NAVY VS. WAGNER | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
NORTHERN ILLINOIS VS. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
TOLEDO VS. TEXAS SOUTHERN | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
SYRACUSE VS. WESTERN MICHIGAN | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+/ACCNX
NORTH DAKOTA STATE VS. MAINE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
ARKANSAS VS. KENT STATE | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
EAST CAROLINA VS. MARSHALL | 4 P.M. | ESPNU
WYOMING VS. PORTLAND STATE | 4 P.M. | MOUNTAIN WEST NETWORK
SAN JOSE STATE VS. CAL POLY | 4 P.M. | NBC SPORTS BAY AREA
WESTERN ILLINOIS VS. ILLINOIS STATE | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTH DAKOTA VS. NORTHERN ARIZONA | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTHERN COLORADO VS. UIW | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
WASHINGTON VS. TULSA | 5 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
SOUTH ALABAMA VS. SE LOUISIANA | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
TENNESSEE VS. AUSTIN PEAY | 5 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
UNI VS. WEBER STATE | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTH CAROLINA VS. APPALACHIAN STATE | 5:15 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
EAST TENNESSEE STATE VS. CARSON-NEWMAN | 5:30 P.M. | ESPN+
LIBERTY VS. NEW MEXICO STATE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
OLD DOMINION VS. LOUISIANA | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
DUKE VS. LAFAYETTE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+/ACCNX
OKLAHOMA VS. SMU | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
WEST VIRGINIA VS. DUQUESNE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
GEORGIA SOUTHERN VS. UAB | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
FLORIDA ATLANTIC VS. OHIO | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
AKRON VS. MORGAN STATE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
BUFFALO VS. FORDHAM | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
BRYANT VS. LONG ISLAND | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
ROBERT MORRIS VS. ST. FRANCIS (PA) | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
BUCKNELL VS. VMI | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
GARDNER-WEBB VS. ELON | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
CHATTANOOGA VS. KENNESAW STATE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL VS. NORTH TEXAS | 6:30 P.M. | ESPN+
PITT VS. CINCINNATI | 6:30 P.M. | CW NETWORK
ALABAMA VS. TEXAS | 7 P.M. | ESPN
COASTAL CAROLINA VS. JACKSONVILLE STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
GEORGIA STATE VS. UCONN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
LOUISIANA TECH VS. NORTHWESTERN STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
MISSOURI VS. MIDDLE TENNESSEE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
WESTERN KENTUCKY VS. HOUSTON CHRISTIAN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
TEXAS TECH VS. OREGON | 7 P.M. | FOX
BOISE STATE VS. UCF | 7 P.M. | FS1
RICE VS. HOUSTON | 7 P.M. | NFL NETWORK
SOUTH FLORIDA VS. FLORIDA A&M | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
ARKANSAS STATE VS. MEMPHIS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
NEVADA VS. IDAHO | 7 P.M. | NSN/MOUNTAIN WEST NETWORK
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN VS. ALCORN STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTHERN VS. JACKSON STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
CENTRAL ARKANSAS VS. TEXAS COLLEGE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
TARLETON STATE VS. NORTH ALABAMA | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE VS. MONTANA STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
UT MARTIN VS. MISSOURI STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE VS. LINDENWOOD | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
DRAKE VS. NORTHWESTERN (IOWA) | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
MERCER VS. MOREHEAD STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
STETSON VS. WEBBER INTERNATIONAL | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
FLORIDA VS. MCNEESE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU
LSU VS. GRAMBLING | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
MARYLAND VS. CHARLOTTE | 7:30 P.M. | NBC
MINNESOTA VS. EASTERN MICHIGAN | 7:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
MISSISSIPPI STATE VS. ARIZONA | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
RUTGERS VS. TEMPLE | 7:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
SOUTH CAROLINA VS. FURMAN | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
WASHINGTON STATE VS. WISCONSIN | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
SAN DIEGO STATE VS. UCLA | 7:30 P.M. | CBS
SAM HOUSTON VS. AIR FORCE (NRG STADIUM IN HOUSTON, TEXAS) | 8 P.M. | CBSSN
TCU VS. NICHOLLS | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
UL MONROE VS. LAMAR | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
NEW MEXICO VS. TENNESSEE TECH | 8 P.M. | MOUNTAIN WEST NETWORK
FLORIDA STATE VS. SOUTHERN MISS | 8:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
OREGON STATE VS. UC DAVIS | 9 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
UTAH TECH VS. MONTANA | 9 P.M. | ESPN+
FRESNO STATE VS. EASTERN WASHINGTON | 9 P.M. | UNIMÁS/MOUNTAIN WEST NETWORK
SACRAMENTO STATE VS. TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE | 10 P.M. | ESPN+
USC VS. STANFORD | 10:30 P.M. | FOX
CAL VS. AUBURN | 10:30 P.M. | ESPN
ARIZONA STATE VS. OKLAHOMA STATE | 10:30 P.M. | FS1
HAWAI’I VS. ALBANY | 12 A.M. | SPECTRUM SPORTS PPV
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MLB ROUNDUP: ORLANDO ARCIA’S HOMER IN 10TH LIFTS BRAVES OVER DODGERS
Orlando Arcia hit a three-run home run in the 10th inning and the National League-best Atlanta Braves continued their dominance over the host Los Angeles Dodgers with a 4-2 victory Saturday.
Ronald Acuna hit a mammoth 454-foot home run in the third inning, his third homer in three games of the series, as the Braves extended their winning streak to six games, including the last three against the Dodgers. Atlanta also has won 10 of its last 11.
Five Braves pitchers held the Dodgers to two runs, one day after Los Angeles didn’t score until the eighth inning. Michael Tonkin (6-2) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win and Raisel Iglesias pitched the 10th for his 28th save.
Six Dodgers pitchers had held the Braves to a run over the first nine innings before Alex Vesia (0-5) gave up Arcia’s home run in the 10th. The Dodgers had pulled to within four games of the National League-best Braves at the start of the series but have now lost three straight for the first time since June 16-18.
Guardians 7, Rays 6 (11 innings)
Steven Kwan was the hero twice, first sending the game into extra innings with a two-out, RBI single in the ninth inning, then delivering a walk-off sacrifice fly in the 11th in Cleveland’s win over visiting Tampa Bay.
After the Rays took the lead in the top of the 11th, the Guardians responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning to pull off the comeback win. Jose Tena tied it with a one-out, RBI single off Chris Devenski (3-3), scoring Myles Straw. Bo Naylor, who walked on 10 pitches, advanced to third on Tena’s hit to set the stage for Kwan.
Christian Bethancourt, Yandy Diaz and Jose Siri each went deep for Tampa Bay.
Twins 9, Rangers 7 (10 innings)
Carlos Correa and Max Kepler each had RBI singles and Ryan Jeffers added a sacrifice fly in a three-run 10th inning as Minnesota rallied from an early 4-0 deficit to defeat Texas in Arlington, Texas.
Donovan Solano went 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBIs and Michael A. Taylor had a two-run double to highlight a five-run fourth inning for Minnesota, which maintained its American League Central lead at five games over second-place Cleveland. Correa and Kepler each added two hits.
Adolis Garcia and Sam Huff both homered for Texas, which lost its third straight game. Grossman doubled and had three hits, a run and an RBI, and Leody Taveras also had two hits, an RBI and two steals for the Rangers, who fell to 2-8 in extra-inning games.
Marlins 11, Nationals 5
Jake Burger homered twice and right-hander Johnny Cueto won for the first time with Miami in a victory against host Washington.
Jesus Sanchez and Bryan De La Cruz both swatted three-run homers for the Marlins, who have won the first three games of the four-game series. Cueto (1-3) worked five-plus innings, taken out after Lane Thomas’ homer to lead off the sixth.
Dominic Smith also had a solo home run for the Nationals, who have lost four straight games. Washington starter Trevor Williams (6-9) allowed nine runs (eight earned) and 12 hits in four innings.
Brewers 7, Phillies 5
Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer to help Milwaukee to a win against visiting Philadelphia in the second game of a three-game series.
Mark Canha had two doubles and scored two runs for Milwaukee, which has won 11 of its last 13 games to build a 4 1/2-game lead in the National League Central. Kyle Schwarber, J.T. Realmuto and Trea Turner homered for the Phillies, who have lost three games in a row.
Phillies starter Aaron Nola (12-9) was aiming to win his fourth consecutive start but was removed after surrendering seven runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings.
Mariners 8, Mets 7
J.P. Crawford led off the ninth inning with a homer for Seattle, which beat New York in a back-and-forth middle game of the three-game series.
Crawford’s blast off Adam Ottavino (1-5) was his third hit of the game and gave the Mariners, who entered Saturday in a virtual tie for first place in the American League West with the Houston Astros, their 14th win in their last 17 games.
DJ Stewart hit a three-run homer, Francisco Lindor had a two-run shot and Mark Vientos delivered a solo blast for the Mets. Jeff McNeil tripled home Lindor in the eighth to tie the game at 7-7. McNeil had three hits while Vientos, Stewart and Ronny Mauricio finished with two each.
Rockies 8, Blue Jays 7
Charlie Blackmon had three hits and three RBIs, Ezequiel Tovar, Ryan McMahon and Elehuris Montero had two hits each, and Colorado held on to beat Toronto in Denver.
Tyler Kinley got the final out for his first save for Colorado, which rallied from an early 5-0 deficit to snap a four-game losing skid.
Kevin Kiermaier homered and Whit Merrifield, Daulton Varsho and Santiago Espinal had two hits each for Toronto. The Blue Jays remain 1 1/2 games behind the Texas Rangers and 2 1/2 games behind the Houston Astros in the American League wild-card race.
Tigers 10, White Sox 0
Miguel Cabrera went 4-for-5 with three RBIs to headline Detroit’s season-best 18-hit attack and Reese Olson scattered four hits in seven shutout innings as the visiting Tigers routed Chicago.
Six Tigers had multi-hit games as the team roughed up White Sox starter Mike Clevinger (6-7). Spencer Torkelson, Akil Baddoo and Kerry Carpenter each had three hits, while Zach McKinstry and Parker Meadows had two apiece.
Detroit has won three games in a row for the first time since Aug. 8-10. The White Sox have lost four of their last five.
Yankees 5, Astros 4
Aaron Judge homered for the second time in as many games and visiting New York rode an exceptional relief effort from rookie Jhony Brito to beat Houston.
After slugging a home run on the first pitch of the fifth inning in the series opener, Judge drilled a first-pitch slider from Astros rookie right-hander Hunter Brown (10-10) leading off the top of the third. Judge provided the Yankees a 3-2 lead with his 31st homer of the season.
Michael Brantley, making his first home start in 14 months following right shoulder surgery, pulled the Astros even with a two-run home run to right in the bottom of the second off Yankees right-hander Luis Severino. After Judge helped the Yankees reclaim the lead, the Astros produced another two-run home run, this one from rookie catcher Yainer Diaz in the fourth.
Red 2, Cubs 1
Cincinnati scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for the second straight game, beating visiting Chicago.
With the Reds trailing 1-0, Jake Fraley led off the ninth with a double against Cubs reliever Mark Leiter Jr. (1-3), and pinch runner Harrison Bader stole third. After TJ Friedl walked and Spencer Steer was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Elly De La Cruz singled home the tying run.
The Reds then won on Hunter Renfroe’s walk-off fielder’s choice, which spoiled a strong outing from Chicago starter Javier Assad, who threw eight scoreless innings. Jeimer Candelario went deep for the Cubs.
Red Sox 9, Royals 5
Alex Verdugo was a home run shy of the cycle and Boston pounded out seven extra-base hits in a defeat of host Kansas City, snapping a five-game losing streak.
The Red Sox greeted Royals starter Alec Marsh (0-8) with four extra-base hits in the first inning, grabbing a 3-0 lead. Triston Casas drilled a two-run homer in the frame. Marsh lasted just 2 2/3 innings, allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks.
Tanner Houck (4-8) exited after hitting Matt Beaty with a pitch, loading the bases in the sixth as Kansas City sent nine batters to the plate, cutting the deficit to 9-4. Houck went five-plus innings, allowing four runs on seven hits to earn his first win since April 20.
Pirates 7, Cardinals 6
Pinch-hitter Joshua Palacios hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to rally visiting Pittsburgh past St. Louis.
Andrew McCutchen reached base four times, scored twice, and drove in a run for the Pirates, who extended their winning streak to five games. Thomas Hatch opened the game for the Pirates and allowed three runs on three hits and a hit batter in 2 1/3 innings.
Tyler O’Neill hit a three-run homer, Jordan Walker hit a two-run blast and Lars Nootbaar hit a solo shot for the Cardinals, who lost for the sixth time in eight games.
Orioles 7, Diamondbacks 3
Cedric Mullins hit a three-run home run and starter Kyle Bradish was effective through six innings as Baltimore beat Arizona in Phoenix.
Baltimore extended its American League East lead to 2 1/2 games over the Tampa Bay Rays, who lost 7-6 in 11 innings earlier Saturday against the Cleveland Guardians.
The Orioles avoided their first three-game losing streak since falling short in four consecutive games from June 27-July 1. Baltimore dropped two games to the Reds and two games to the Twins during that skid.
Padres 6, Giants 1
Blake Snell pitched six shutout innings and his teammates hit four homers off rookie left-hander Kyle Harrison to lead host San Diego past San Francisco.
Juan Soto gave the Padres a quick lead with a solo homer in the first. Xander Bogaerts and Gary Sanchez hit solo homers in the second, and Garrett Cooper delivered a three-run shot in the sixth. The home runs accounted for four of the Padres’ six hits.
Meanwhile, Snell (12-9) lowered his majors-leading earned run average to 2.50. He gave up three hits and four walks with eight strikeouts. He is third in the majors with 201 strikeouts. The Giants were held to five hits overall and went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position.
Athletics 2, Angels 1
Paul Blackburn combined with five relievers on a six-hitter, Brent Rooker launched a go-ahead, two-run homer, and Oakland made it two straight over visiting Los Angeles.
In remaining unbeaten in five career starts against the Angels, Blackburn (4-4) allowed a first-inning run but then shut out the visitors for the next four innings.
In the meantime, Rooker gave Oakland the lead for good with his fourth-inning bomb to left-center field off Angels starter Griffin Canning (7-5), also scoring Ryan Noda, who had singled. The homer was Rooker’s 23rd of the season.
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TOP 25 ROUNDUP: SHEDEUR SANDERS, COLORADO SHOCK NO. 17 TCU
Shedeur Sanders passed for a school-record 510 yards and threw four touchdowns, Dylan Edwards accounted for four scores and Colorado started the Deion Sanders coaching era with a 45-42 shootout victory over No. 17 TCU on Saturday afternoon at Fort Worth, Texas.
Edwards caught three scoring passes, including turning a short pass from Sanders into the game-winning 46-yard touchdown with 4:25 remaining in the season opener for both teams.
The victory was stunning as Deion Sanders took over a 1-11 team and orchestrated an offseason roster shakeup. Only 10 of last season’s 84 scholarship players remain with the program. Furthermore, TCU reached the College Football Playoff title game last season before being crushed 65-7 by Georgia.
Shedeur Sanders completed 38 of 47 passes and Edwards had 135 yards on five receptions as one of four Colorado players to top 100 receiving yards. Two-way standout Travis Hunter caught 11 passes for 119 yards and also recorded an interception for the Buffaloes.
TCU’s Chandler Morris passed for 279 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed for a score. Trey Sanders rushed for three touchdowns and Jared Wiley and Dylan Wright each caught a touchdown pass for the Horned Frogs. Emani Bailey rushed for 164 yards on 14 carries.
No. 1 Georgia 48, Tennessee-Martin 7
Carson Beck threw for a touchdown and ran for another in his debut as starting quarterback as the Bulldogs overcame a sluggish start to roll past the FCS Skyhawks in Athens, Ga., in the season opener for both teams.
Beck completed 21 of 31 passes for 294 yards, without an interception. Mekhi Mews sprinted to the end zone for a 54-yard touchdown off a Beck swing pass in the third quarter.
Georgia limited UT-Martin to 260 yards of total offense and 15 first downs. Kinkead Dent completed 18 of 32 passes for 128 yards. He threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Trevonte Rucker in the fourth quarter.
No. 2 Michigan 30, East Carolina 3
J.J. McCarthy threw three touchdown passes to Roman Wilson and the Wolverines opened a season of high expectations by taking down the Pirates at Ann Arbor, Mich.
McCarthy completed 26 of 30 passes for 280 yards in the first-ever meeting between the teams. Wilson had six catches for 78 yards.
The Wolverines were without suspended coach Jim Harbaugh, with defensive coordinator Jesse Minter in charge. Harbaugh is serving a school-imposed, three-game suspension for recruiting violations. The defensive unit was strong for Michigan, limiting East Carolina (0-1) to 235 yards of total offense.
No. 3 Ohio State 23, Indiana 3
Miyan Williams rushed for two touchdowns to help the Buckeyes pull away from the pesky Hoosiers in their season openers in Bloomington, Ind.
Kyle McCord, who won the starting quarterback job for Ohio State over Devin Brown, was 20-for-33 for 239 yards and an interception in the Big Ten contest. Williams’ second score, from 3 yards out, gave the Buckeyes a 20-3 lead with 1:51 left in the third quarter.
Ohio State has won 28 straight against the Hoosiers since a 27-27 tie in 1990. Indiana’s last victory was in 1988. Brendan Sorsby was 8-for-16 for 58 yards and Tayven Jackson went 1-for-5 for 24 yards for the Hoosiers.
No. 4 Alabama 56, Middle Tennessee 7
Jalen Milroe became the first Crimson Tide player to throw three touchdown passes and rush for two scores in the same game, and Alabama rolled past the Blue Raiders in the season opener for both teams in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Alabama coach Nick Saban was silent all week about the identity of his starting quarterback and Milroe loudly stated his case by completing 13 of 18 passes for 194 yards while adding 48 on the ground. Milroe has thrown three touchdown passes in each of his two career starts.
Isaiah Bond, Jermaine Burton and Amari Niblack caught touchdown passes as the Crimson Tide won their 17th straight home opener under Saban. Nicholas Vattiato completed 21 of 32 passes for 127 yards with a TD and an interception for Middle Tennessee.
No. 6 USC 66, Nevada 14
Caleb Williams spread touchdowns among four receivers in the first half and finished with 319 yards and five scores overall as the Trojans cruised to a rout of the Wolf Pack in Los Angeles.
USC (2-0) needed just 2:15 to score its first touchdown, as Williams found Zachariah Branch for a 22-yard score on the opening drive. Nevada, playing its season opener, gave a quick response, however, tying it up at 7-7 less than two minutes later when Brendon Lewis’ 73-yard pass to Spencer Curtis set up a 3-yard TD run by Sean Dollars.
From that point forward, it was all Trojans. On USC’s next drive, MarShawn Lloyd carried 24 yards for the Trojans’ lone rushing touchdown of the first half, which ended with the Trojans up 35-7.
No. 7 Penn State 38, West Virginia 15
Drew Allar threw for a career-best 325 yards and three touchdowns as the Nittany Lions topped the Mountaineers in State College, Pa., in the season opener for both teams.
In his first collegiate start, Allar completed 21 of 29 passes and didn’t turn the ball over. His favorite target was Harrison Wallace Jr., who caught seven passes for 72 yards.
Garrett Greene completed 16 of 27 passes for 162 yards for West Virginia. CJ Donaldson Jr. powered West Virginia’s running game with 81 yards and a score on 18 carries. Greene also had a rushing TD.
No. 10 Washington 56, Boise State 19
Michael Penix Jr. launched his Heisman campaign by throwing for 450 yards and five touchdowns as the Huskies routed the Broncos in Seattle in the season opener for both teams.
Jalen McMillan caught two TD passes and scored on a 19-yard run out of the wildcat formation on the first play of the fourth quarter as the Huskies amassed 568 yards of total offense. Penix completed 29 of 40 passes.
Boise State’s Taylen Green was 19-of-39 passing for 244 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions. The Broncos’ George Holani, who has twice rushed for 1,000 yards in a season, totaled 51 yards on 10 carries.
No. 11 Texas 37, Rice 10
Quinn Ewers passed for 260 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score as the Longhorns dominated the third quarter on the way to a win over the Owls in the season opener for both teams in Austin, Texas.
Ewers hit on 19 of 30 passes. Seven of his completions were to Xavier Worthy, who amassed 90 yards receiving for the Longhorns. Texas has now defeated the Owls 16 straight times and in 44 of the teams’ past 45 contests.
The Longhorns’ defense intercepted Rice quarterback JT Daniels twice (on back-to-back throws in the second quarter). The Owls finally found the end zone on a 15-yard TD pass from Daniels to Luke McCaffrey with 3:04 to play.
No. 12 Tennessee 49, Virginia 13
Dylan Sampson rushed for three touchdowns and caught another as the Volunteers ran away from the Cavaliers for a victory in Nashville, Tenn., in the season opener for both teams.
Sampson had 52 yards on 13 carries. Tennessee piled up 287 yards on 52 carries for an average of 5.5 yards per rush. Jaylen Wright had 115 yards on 12 carries. Tennessee quarterback Joe Milton III completed 21 of 30 passes for 201 yards and two scores.
Virginia’s Tony Muskett completed 9 of 17 passes for 94 yards. The Cavaliers welcomed back running back Mike Hollins, who was one of two Virginia students wounded in a shooting last November that killed three other football players.
No. 13 Notre Dame 56, Tennessee State 3
Sam Hartman passed for 194 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score as the Irish thrashed the Tigers in South Bend, Ind.
Hartman completed his first seven passes before finishing 14-for-17. He did not play in the second half after the Fighting Irish built a 35-3 lead. Notre Dame (2-0) amassed 557 total yards, including 221 on the ground. Audric Estime had 116 rushing yards on 13 carries and a touchdown.
Notre Dame’s defense limited the Tigers (0-1) to 156 total yards. Tennessee State quarterback Deveon Bryant completed 5 of 12 passes for 43 yards with two interceptions.
No. 15 Oregon 81, Portland State 7
Bo Nix threw for three touchdowns and Jordan James rushed for three more as the Ducks started their 2023 campaign off strong, sprinting past the Vikings in Eugene, Ore.
Nix completed 23 of 27 passes for 287 yards, doing his part to lead Oregon to the win. James covered 86 yards with 10 carries, while Bucky Irving Jr. rushed just four times for 119 yards and two scores.
Oregon scored its most points in a game in the modern era. Dante Chachere completed 5 of 14 passes for 35 yards and a score for Portland State (0-1).
No. 16 Kansas State 45, Southeast Missouri State 0
Will Howard accounted for four touchdowns in the first half as the Wildcats defeated the Redhawks in Manhattan, Kan., in the season opener for both teams.
Howard had two passing touchdowns to go along with a rushing and receiving score by halftime. He became the sixth player in Big 12 history to have a passing, rushing and receiving TD in a game. Howard played just two series in the second half and finished 18-of-26 passing for 297 yards with the two touchdowns and an interception.
Kansas State scored four second-quarter touchdowns to open up a 35-0 halftime lead before cruising in the second half. SEMO hadn’t been shut out in 41 games.
No. 19 Wisconsin 38, Buffalo 17
Chez Mellusi rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns and Braelon Allen ran for 141 yards and two scores as the Badgers rolled past the Bulls in Madison, Wis., in the season opener for both teams.
The Badgers outscored the Bulls 24-7 after halftime, with Mellusi providing a much-needed spark. Ahead 14-10 and starting a drive at its own 11, Wisconsin found breathing room at last, as Mellusi weaved through the Bulls’ defense for an 89-yard touchdown on the first play of the drive.
Mellusi (13 carries) and Allen (17) paced a ground game that accounted for 312 of Wisconsin’s 501 yards of total offense. Buffalo’s Cole Snyder was 26-for-41 passing for 194 yards and two touchdowns to Cole Harrity, who had five receptions for 47 yards.
No. 20 Oklahoma 73, Arkansas State 0
Dillon Gabriel threw for 308 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score, all in the first half, to lift the Sooners over the Red Wolves in the season opener for each team in Norman, Okla.
The Sooners’ offense was dominant from the start, needing just five plays to drive 70 yards for a touchdown to start the game. By halftime, Oklahoma led 45-0. For the game, Oklahoma outgained Arkansas State 642-208, including 220-48 in rushing.
Courtney Jackson led the Red Wolves with three catches for 66 yards. No player had more than 11 yards rushing for Arkansas State.
No. 21 North Carolina 31, South Carolina 17
Drake Maye threw two touchdown passes and the Tar Heels’ defense stiffened in the second half against the Gamecocks in both teams’ season opener in Charlotte, N.C.
Maye, a preseason Heisman Trophy candidate, completed 24 of 32 passes for 269 yards. He was intercepted twice in this neutral-site matchup. Running back British Brooks gained 103 yards on 15 carries for the Tar Heels.
Spencer Rattler was 30-for-39 for 353 yards for the Gamecocks. He was sacked nine times. South Carolina had three fourth-quarter possessions in North Carolina territory and managed only three points from those.
No. 22 Ole Miss 73, Mercer 7
Jaxson Dart threw for 334 yards and four touchdowns, and the Rebels routed the FCS Bears in Ole Miss’ season opener in Oxford, Miss.
Tre Harris, in his first game at Ole Miss, set a single-game program record with four receiving touchdowns. The Rebels racked up 667 yards of total offense and scored on all but two possessions. Running back Quinshon Judkins chipped in 13 carries for 60 yards and two touchdowns.
Mercer quarterback Carter Peevy completed 16 of 29 passes for 138 yards and an interception. On Mercer’s first play on offense, Peevy kept a quarterback option and dashed up the middle untouched for a 75-yard touchdown to tie the game at 7, but the Bears (1-1) would not score again.
No. 23 Texas A&M 52, New Mexico 10
Conner Weigman threw for 236 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Aggies to a season-opening rout over the Lobos in College Station, Texas.
Evan Stewart caught eight passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns to flank Weigman for Texas A&M. Weigman completed 12 of 16 passes for four touchdowns and 175 yards in the first half to help stake the Aggies to a 35-7 lead at halftime. He would finish 18-for-23.
Dylan Hopkins went 15-of-23 passing for 115 yards in defeat for New Mexico (0-1).
No. 24 Tulane 37, South Alabama 17
Michael Pratt passed for 294 yards and four touchdowns, and the Green Wave defeated the Jaguars in the nonconference season opener for both teams in New Orleans.
Pratt completed 14 of 15 passes and increased his career touchdown pass total to 72, tying Patrick Ramsey’s Green Wave record. Jha’Quan Jackson caught two of the touchdown passes, from 47 and 48 yards, and finished with 106 receiving yards.
Carter Bradley completed 23 of 30 passes but had just 190 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions for the Jaguars.
No. 25 Iowa 24, Utah State 14
Cade McNamara threw for 191 yards and two touchdowns in his team debut as the Hawkeyes defeated the Aggies in the season opener for both teams in Iowa City, Iowa.
McNamara, a transfer from Michigan who was cleared this week to return from a right quad injury, completed 17 of 30 passes with no interceptions. Kaleb Johnson rushed for 63 yards and a touchdown and set up another score with a game-opening 54-yard kickoff return.
Cooper Legas went 32-of-48 passing for 213 yards with one touchdown and one interception on a frustrating day for Utah State, which hurt itself with 75 penalty yards. Terrell Vaughn finished with 12 catches for 93 yards and a score for the Aggies, who finished with 329 yards of total offense but had just 30 in the first quarter.
BIG 10 FOOTBALL
Saturday, Sept. 2
IOWA def. Utah State, 24-14: Cade McNamara threw for 191 yards and two touchdowns in his Iowa debut as the No. 25 Hawkeyes defeated Utah State 24-14 on Saturday. The touchdowns came on Iowa’s first two offensive possessions, and the Hawkeyes didn’t get into the end zone again until Kaleb Johnson’s 3-yard run in the fourth quarter. Iowa, which had one of the worst offenses in the nation last season, finished with 284 yards. [FULL RECAP]
MICHIGAN def. East Carolina, 30-3: J.J. McCarthy threw three touchdown passes to Roman Wilson, helping No. 2 Michigan rout East Carolina 30-3 on Saturday. McCarthy probably made his coach proud, completing 26 of 30 passes for 280 yards and throwing a touchdown pass to Wilson in each of the first three quarters. [FULL RECAP]
Fresno State def. PURDUE, 39-35: Mikey Keene threw for four touchdowns Saturday to lead Fresno State to a 39-35 win over Purdue in the season opener for both teams. Purdue, which led 28-17 early in the third quarter, managed to regain the lead at 35-32 on Mockabee’s 11-yard TD run with 4:36 to go. [FULL RECAP]
OHIO STATE def. INDIANA, 23-3: Miyan Williams rushed for two touchdowns and new quarterback Kyle McCord picked up his first victory since being named the starter for No. 3 Ohio State, beating Indiana 23-3 on Saturday. The Buckeyes (1-0, 1-0 Big Ten) have won 23 consecutive season-openers and extended the FBS’ longest active winning streak in a series to 28. [FULL RECAP]
MARYLAND def. Towson, 38-6: Taulia Tagovailoa threw for three touchdowns and ran for one in the first half of Maryland’s 38-6 rout of Towson on Saturday. The Terrapins (1-0) had little trouble pulling away from a Towson team playing its first game under coach Pete Shinnick. Maryland leaned on its veteran quarterback, with Tagovailoa throwing for 260 yards in under three quarters, and the offense looked mostly sharp against this FCS opponent. [FULL RECAP]
WISCONSIN def. Buffalo, 38-17: Chez Mellusi ran for 157 yards and two touchdowns, Braelon Allen added 141 yards and two more scores and No. 19 Wisconsin started the first season of Luke Fickell’s coaching tenure with a 38-17 victory over Buffalo on Saturday. Fickell coached his first regular-season game since joining the Badgers after six seasons at Cincinnati. [FULL RECAP]
Toledo at ILLINOIS def. Toledo, 30-28: Caleb Griffin kicked a 29-yard field goal in the closing seconds, giving Illinois a 30-28 victory over Toledo in the season opener for both teams on Saturday night. Luke Altmyer threw for two touchdowns. Miles Scott returned an interception 48 yards for a score, and the Illini squeezed out the win in a back-and-forth game to start coach Bret Bielema’s third season. [FULL RECAP]
PENN STATE def. West Virginia, 38-15: Drew Allar threw for 325 yards and three touchdowns in his first career start to help No. 7 Penn State beat West Virginia 38-15 on Saturday night in their season opener. KeAndre Lambert-Smith caught two touchdown passes — including a 72-yard dart launched with a simple flick of Allar’s wrist on his second attempt of the game — while Nick Singleton added a rushing touchdown. [FULL RECAP]
REPORT: RAMS WR COOPER KUPP SEES SPECIALIST ABOUT HAMSTRING
Los Angeles Rams All-Pro wide receiver Cooper Kupp is seeing a noted body specialist in Minnesota on Saturday to get at the root of his hamstring issues, NFL Network reported.
The visit comes after Kupp had a setback earlier in the week, sustaining his second hamstring pull of the summer.
Rams coach Sean McVay maintains that Kupp is day-to-day. His availability for Week 1 is uncertain.
Kupp, 30, was first injured in a training-camp practice Aug. 2, leaving the field 30 minutes into a workout. He was originally expected to be out 1-2 weeks but he missed all three preseason games.
Kupp played nine games last season before a season-ending ankle injury but led the NFL in receptions (145), yards (1,947) and touchdowns (16) in 2021.
The Rams are set to open the season Sept. 10 at Seattle, leaving little time for the 2021 All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection to resume on-field work.
Kupp is the No. 1 receiver for the Rams, who traded away Allen Robinson II, with Van Jefferson, Tutu Atwell and Ben Skowronek following Kupp on the team’s depth chart.
Kupp has 508 catches for 6,329 yards and 46 touchdowns in 80 games (66 starts) since the Rams drafted him in the third round in 2017.
COMMANDERS START ANEW FROM THE TOP
2022 record: 8-8-1, fourth place NFC East
Playoff picture: Every NFC East team except the Commanders made the playoffs. At 8-8-1, Washington was in contention despite a crippling QB carousel that has defined the Ron Rivera era with the franchise.
Biggest Week 1 question: Is Sam Howell legit? At long last, do the Washington Commanders actually have a quarterback? Rivera indicates the answer is yes. Howell was 11 of 19, sacked three times with one TD and one INT as a rookie. But Washington handed him the keys with first-year offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy facilitating his development.
On defense, the if and when scenarios surrounding the return of purported All-Pro-caliber pass rusher Chase Young remains a touchy subject.
What’s new: Owner Josh Harris arrived just as training camp was ready to kick off, ending the long, controversial and unsuccessful run of Dan Snyder at the top of the organization. Harris wants to win, having experienced the glory days of the franchise as a youth. That might mean major changes if 2023 goes south.
Other than Bieniemy and Howell, Rivera is downright giddy about first-round pick Emmanuel Forbes at cornerback. He’s part of a defense almost entirely home-grown and one of six first-round picks on that side of the ball pegged to start for Washington.
Bieniemy arrives from the Chiefs and is considered an innovative if demanding general. He has tremendous weapons outside, with 2022 first-round pick Jahan Dotson among league-wide breakout candidates alongside Terry McLaurin and former Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel.
They’re gone: Taylor Heinicke (Atlanta) and Carson Wentz (unemployed) were let go and the Commanders parted with Trai Turner at guard. But Washington added third-rounder Ricky Stromberg to a deeper offensive line that will now use Nick Gates at center.
On the money: The matter of Young’s status and his future with the franchise could bloom into a full-blown distraction if he’s not on the field to start the season. The Commanders passed on the fifth-year option for the No. 2 pick in the 2020 draft, who dealt with a knee injury last season and is awaiting medical clearance for a preseason stinger. He’s still only 24 years old and his upside is considerable. The franchise could consider his trade value in October if the Commanders are not contending.
Get to know: Jacoby Brissett. Because in Washington, the backup quarterback matters. Brissett is well-traveled, but he’s been good enough as a game manager to remain in contention for starting jobs at recent stops. If there is enough playmaking talent on the roster, Brissett is more than capable of winning a spot start or a stretch of games in Washington.
Vegas says: Expectations from sportsbooks is modest at best for Washington with a win total projection of 6.5 (-105).
BENGALS BUILT TO CONTEND BEHIND JOE BURROW
2022 record: 12-4, first place AFC North
Playoff picture: The Bengals are in the upper tier of contenders in the AFC based on their recent track record, which includes a Super Bowl appearance and 3-1 record against the Kansas City Chiefs during Joe Burrow’s highly successful tenure. As long as Burrow is healthy, the Bengals are going to be there in the end.
Biggest Week 1 question: Will the overhaul of the offensive line help preserve Burrow? A calf injury pushed the franchise QB to the sideline for most of the preseason. He was sacked 29 times in the playoffs the past two seasons alone, and 41 in the regular season. If the hits keep coming, the concern could be for Burrow’s longevity. His health is directly tied to the playoff outlook in Cincinnati.
What’s new: Orlando Brown Jr. enters at left tackle, jumping from chief of blindside security for Patrick Mahomes to anchor the Cincinnati front five. That puts 2019 first-rounder Jonah Williams at right tackle and should fortify a line that was anything but bulletproof in recent seasons. Coaches view Brown’s addition as a phase two touch that follows the leadership-altering addition of center Ted Karras in free agency last offseason.
They’re gone: Both safeties found greener pastures and the impact on the pass defense might be more significant than expected. Vonn Bell joined the Carolina Panthers and Jessie Bates II landed with the Atlanta Falcons. Dax Hill, a first-round pick in 2022, steps in at strong safety and the Bengals signed Nick Scott while spending three 2023 draft picks on defensive backs.
On the money: Burrow is about to break the bank. The Bengals are projected to be in the $56 million to $60 million range annually on a new deal for Burrow, which brings the future of other stars on the roster into the picture. Wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase would be next in line for a massive payday.
Get to know: Cincinnati’s trio of receivers can measure up with any in the NFL, and the Bengals are banking on Vikings castoff Irv Smith to make major contributions at tight end. Coming out of Alabama, Smith was viewed as a reliable third-down and red zone target but the 50th pick in the 2019 draft wasn’t able to stay healthy. He has 91 receptions in four seasons.
Vegas says: FanDuel sees Cincinnati as the division favorite at +150 ahead of the Baltimore Ravens (+220).
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BISONS BEST INDIANS IN BACK-AND-FORTH AFFAIR, 8-5
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Indianapolis Indians and Buffalo Bisons traded runs in the first half, but the Bisons ultimately emerged victorious over the Indians on Friday night at Sahlen Field, 8-5.
With the game tied at five runs a piece in the bottom of the fourth inning, Buffalo (65-63, 31-22) took the lead for good with an RBI single from Rafael Lantigua. The Bisons added another run in the fifth on a bases-loaded ground out and put the game out of reach for Indianapolis (59-69, 26-28) in the bottom of the seventh thanks to a Nathan Lukas RBI double.
After Jared Triolo was walked with two outs, Canaan Smith-Njigba smacked a double off the center field wall to tally the game’s first run. Buffalo responded in the next inning with an RBI single off the bat of Luis De Los Santos.
A Malcolm Nuñez 2 RBI single gave the Indians a two-run advantage in the third, but a three-run blast from Orelvis Martinez gave Buffalo their first lead in the bottom half of the frame.
In the next inning, Aaron Shackelford doubled to tie the game once again, and a Nick Gonzales sac fly put the Indians in front once more. Lukas evened the score for a final time with an RBI single to right before Buffalo scored their three unanswered runs.
Indians starter John O’Reilly (L, 3-6) surrendered six runs (five earned) on six hits in 3.2 innings on the mound. Connor Cooke (W, 1-0) took the hill for 1.2 innings, allowing just one hit while striking out three batters.
The Indians and Bisons will return to Sahlen Field to face off in the penultimate game of the series tomorrow at 6:05 PM ET. RHP Jared Jones (3-3, 5.46) will toe the rubber for Indianapolis. Buffalo has yet to name a starter.
GUENZATTI NETS NINTH OF THE SEASON, INDY EXTENDS UNBEATEN STREAK TO SIX
INDIANAPOLIS (Saturday, September 2, 2023) – Holding on to the late lead, Indy Eleven defeated The Miami FC, 1-0, on Saturday night at home to extend their unbeaten streak to six games.
The Indy win moves the team to 11W-9L-8D, and Miami drops to 7W-12L-8D.
To start the match, both sides created opportunities in front of goal; however, neither side could find the back of the net before halftime. Staying competitive, both teams were shown yellow cards with Miami accumulating three and Indy being shown one.
Setting a new milestone, Indy Eleven’s Adrian Diz Pe and Cam Lindley reached the 10,000th minute threshold in the USL Championship regular season before the game reached halftime.
Breaking the deadlock, the Boys in Blue found the winner through Sebastian Guenzatti after a ball played across the face of goal from Younes Boudadi in the 72nd minute. The goal marks Guenzatti’s ninth goal of the year and Boudadi’s fourth assist of the season. After the goal, the Eleven held on to their lead giving Tim Trilk his fourth clean sheet of the season and Indy its 10th in the last 28 games. Only Pittsburgh Riverhounds (13) and Louisville City (12) have achieved this more this season.
In a card-filled match, the two sides combined for nine cards featuring a red card for Miami’s Paco Craig. Additionally, Indy led possession with 50.8%, and Miami led with 10 shots to Indy’s seven.
Next, Indy Eleven will travel to New Mexico United for a 9:00 p.m. ET kickoff on Friday, September 15 for the first game of their two-game road trip. The next home game for Indy Eleven is Sunday, September 24 against Rio Grande Valley Toros FC. Single-game tickets for all home games at IUPUI Carroll Stadium specially-priced group tickets and an increased portfolio of hospitality options are available for purchase now via indyeleven.com/tickets or by calling 317-685-1100 during regular business hours (Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.).
USL Championship Regular Season
Indy Eleven 1:0 The Miami FC
Saturday, September 2, 2023
Carroll Stadium, Indianapolis
2023 USL Championship Records
Indy Eleven: 11W-9L-8D (6), 41 pts
The Miami FC: 7W-12L-8D (-4) 29 pts
IND – Sebastian Guenzatti (Younes Boudadi) 72’
MIA – Mark Segbers (caution) 20’
IND – Younes Boudadi (caution) 27’
MIA – Michael Salazar (caution) 33’
MIA – Boluwatife Akinyode (caution) 36’
MIA – Aedan Stanley (caution) 88’
MIA – Bench (caution) 89’
IND – Harrison Robledo (caution) 90+2’
MIA – Paco Craig (ejection) 90+3’
IND – Aodhan Quinn (caution) 90+9’
Indy Eleven line-up (4-4-2): Tim Trilk, Robby Dambrot (Bryam Rebellon 77’), Adrian Diz Pe (Jesus Vazquez 77’), Mechack Jerome, Younes Boudadi, Jack Blake (Harrison Robledo 84’), Aodhan Quinn, Cam Lindley, Solomon Asante (Ben Reveno 90+6’), Sebastian Guenzatti, Sebastian Velasquez (Stefano Pinho 77’)
Indy Subs: Roberto Molina, Eric Walker
The Miami FC line-up: Adrian Zendejas, Aedan Stanley, Paco Craig, Ben Ofeimu, Mark Segbers, Boluwatife Akinyode, Gabriel Cabral, Ryan Telfer (Christian Sorto 78’), Joaquin Rivas (Ben Mines 63’), Florian Valot (Claudio Repetto 82’), Michael Salazar (Kyle Murphy 45’)
Miami Subs: Dennis Dowouna, Gustavo Rissi, Jake McGuire
Game Preview: Fever Travel to Dallas for Second Consecutive Game with Wings
September 2, 2023
Indiana Fever at Dallas Wings
Sunday, September 1, 2023
College Park Center | 4 p.m. ET
Pat Boylan (play-by-play), Bria Goss (analyst)
The Indiana Fever (11-25) will take on the Dallas Wings for the second time this weekend and final time this regular season at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday in Arlington. On Friday, Indiana was defeated by the Wings, 110-100, in Indianapolis despite three Fever players recording double-doubles in a single game for the first time in franchise history.
Aliyah Boston led Indiana with a career-high 27 points on 11-of-17 shooting, 11 rebounds and five assists. Fever forward NaLyssa Smith added 18 points and 11 rebounds, while guard Erica Wheeler contributed 12 points and a team-high 10 assists. To round out the five double-figure scorers, Kelsey Mitchell added 25 points and Kristy Wallace pitched in 14 points.
Mitchell was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Tuesday. During August 18-27, Mitchell averaged 23.3 points and 4.8 assists per game, while shooting 47.7 percent (31-of-65) from the floor. The All-Star guard ranks in the top-15 in the league for scoring average (18.0 ppg) and three-point field goal percentage at 38.9 percent (89-of-229).
Boston is averaging 14.8 points per contest and is still shooting a league-leading 59.2 percent (213-of-360) from the floor, while consistently leading all rookies in rebounds (8.3 rpg), steals (1.3 spg) and blocked shots. With the help of Boston’s 1.3 blocks per game, Indiana ranks first in the league for points in the paint allowed with opponents averaging 31.4 points in the lane each game.
Indiana recorded a season-high 27 assists on Friday after dishing out 16 assists on the night. Wheeler has led the team this season averaging 5.0 assists per game, good for eighth in the WNBA for assists.
Fever guard Kristy Wallace enters the matchup after contributing two consecutive double-figure scoring games. Wallace is averaging 8.7 points in Indiana’s last seven games, all of which she has earned starts for.
Indiana Fever (11-25)
Guard – Kelsey Mitchell (18.0 ppg, 3.3 apg, 1.5 rpg)
Guard – Erica Wheeler (9.9 ppg, 5.0 apg, 2.8 rpg)
Guard – Kristy Wallace (6.7 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 2.0 apg)
Forward – NaLyssa Smith (14.9 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 1.4 apg)
Center – Aliyah Boston (14.5 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 1.3 bpg)
Dallas Wings (20-16)
Guard – Crystal Dangerfield (8.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.1 apg)
Guard – Arike Ogunbowale (21.0 ppg, 4.4 apg, 3.4 rpg)
Forward – Satou Sabally (18.5 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 4.3 apg)
Forward – Awak Kuier (2.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 0.5 apg)
Center – Teaira McCowan (11.8 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 1.1 bpg)
Game Status Report
Indiana: Lexie Hull – out (right shoulder)
INDIANA FALLS TO NO. 3 OHIO STATE IN SEASON OPENER
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Film doesn’t lie; scoreboards don’t confuse. Indiana gave itself a chance against No. 3 Ohio State on a stifling hot Saturday because its defense rose to the challenge.|
“There are no moral victories with us,” linebacker Aaron Casey said in the aftermath of the 23-3 season-opening loss at Memorial Stadium. “We didn’t get the job done, but we also see the positives. We see what we can do as the season goes on.”
In front of a crowd of more than 50,000, IU’s defense never broke against Ohio State, annually one of the nation’s best offensive teams, and its heralded receiving group.
“It’s not about who they are or what they have,” Casey said. “We have to bow up and play.”
And so the Hoosier defense did, again and again.
“Can you bow up when you’re exhausted and make a play against an elite team,” head coach Tom Allen said. “Our guys showed that.”
IU held Ohio State to 380 total yards, had an interception from safety Phillip Dunnam, and nearly got two more. It held quarterback Kyle McCord, making his first college start, to 20-for-33 for 239 yards.
That included holding two of the nation’s best receivers, Marvin Harrison Jr. and Emeka Egbuka, to a combined five catches for 34 yards.
“You don’t know until you do it,” Allen said. “I was concerned about that matchup. Those receivers are special. To keep those guys in check was critical.
“It was a combination of pressure up front and coverage. We mix things up. We confuse people.
“We dropped two picks. We’ve got to make those plays, but I’m very encouraged by our secondary. We have a lot to build on and be excited about.”
IU didn’t get a sack, but did get five tackles for loss, including two from defensive end Andre Carter in his first Hoosier game after transferring from Western Michigan.
“We’ve been putting in a ton of work,” Carter said. “We did some good things today, but we have a lot to work on.
“Their O-line works well together. You have to find their tendencies. I was able to find some and do some big things.”
Added Casey: “Andre is a dog. I know how hard he works. He gives you everything he’s got every play.”
Still, IU remains winless against Ohio State since 1988.
“There’s a lot of disappointment in the locker room,” Allen said. “We’ll make corrections.”
Indiana’s quarterback question will need a two-game answer. Brendan Sorsby and Tayven Jackson, who had a combined six college completions on their resumes before Saturday, will be evaluated after Friday night’s Indiana State game to determine a starter. They were told a couple of weeks ago that it would be a two-game process.
“You have the spring, summer, and August camp,” Allen said. “You never get hit. It’s not full bore.
“They needed to play in a game. They are so similar, we decided the best thing to do was let them both play. We didn’t have a pitch count. We need game time to do a complete evaluation.”
Sorsby started. After two possessions without a first down, Jackson got his shot. He played until late in the third quarter, when Sorsby returned.
Sorsby finished 8-for-16 for 58 yards. Jackson was 1-for-5 for 28 yards. Neither threw an interception. Jackson directed the only scoring drive.
“They both did some good things,” Allen said. “They both made some mistakes. We’ve got to do a better job of executing.”
IU will, said receiver Cam Camper, who led the way with three catches for 35 yards.
“They’re young, It’s going to take some time. We’ll figure it out, what we need to accomplish.”
Moving forward, Allen said he wants a more aggressive offensive approach, including more deep throws. He said seven or eight deep throws were called, and on a couple of those, quarterback pressure took them away.
Poor field position, a couple caused by special teams penalties, limited IU’s offensive aggressiveness.
“We were a little more conservative than I’d like to be,” Allen said. “I want to see it grow each week.
“As a system, we have to get better. We have to keep working. We know what’s ahead of us. I want to see a lot of growth between Week 1 and Week 2.”
James Evans showed why he’s one of the nation’s best punters. He averaged 54.2 yards on his six punts, with a long of 60. Allen said Evans kicked so much in the offseason, he told him to back off.
“My big thing is consistency,” Allen said. “He works his tail off. Sometimes he kicks way too much. He’s such a hard worker. He’s a big weapon for us.”
Jaylin Lucas totaled 114 yards, including 51 on punt returns and 38 on kickoffs. The heat caused him to cramp.
“I hydrated well before the game,” he said. “I have to hydrate way more.”
Lucas is returning punts for the first time. Last year he was inconsistent catching the ball, and worked hard over the summer with Evans.
“It’s a difficult skill set,” Allen said. “He can be a huge weapon.
“Offensively, we have to continue to find ways to get him the ball in space. That’s where he’s most dangerous.”
Added Lucas: “I’m confident. I can make things happen on special teams. I want to have a winning mentality.”
IU punted on its first possession. Ohio State drove for a touchdown on its first attempt.
Dunnam’s second-quarter interception not only ended a potential Buckeye scoring drive, but helped jump start IU’s offense. Going with the no-huddle, Jackon hit Camper with a 24-yard pass. Tailback Christian Turner banged out an 11-yard run. The Hoosiers drove inside the Ohio State 25-yard line before settling for Chris Freeman’s 42-yard field goal and a 7-3 score.
It was Freeman’s first career field goal, and if it banged off the upright before going through, no Hoosier complained.
Ohio State ended the half with a 40-yard field goal for a 10-3 lead. It had 172 total yards to IU’s 89.
The Buckeyes added a field goal and a touchdown in the third quarter, and then a field goal in the fourth quarter, for the 23-3 final score.
“We showed some signs,” Allen said, “but we’ve got to keep getting better.”
Added Lucas: “We need to start fast, execute, and make less mistakes.”
HUSKIES SWEEP HOOSIERS IN LONG BEACH
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Just nine points separated the Indiana Volleyball team (3-3, 0-0) and (RV) Washington on Saturday afternoon in a straight-sets defeat (24-26, 22-25, 21-25) to close out the Long Beach Invitational.
IU hit .202 on the evening with outstanding play from middle blockers Savannah Kjolhede (.438, 9-2-16) and Kaley Rammelsberg (.389, 9-2-18). Junior setter Camryn Haworth (.444, 6-2-9) was a productive offensive threat as well.
Washington blocked 13 IU shots and recorded six aces with the Hoosiers also tallying 10 service errors on the afternoon.
The Hoosiers lost four deuce games on the weekend and reached 21 points in eight of the nine set losses in Long Beach.
IU returns from the west coast and will head to Tennessee next weekend for a mini-tournament with Austin Peay, Lindenwood and Valpo.
Stats and Notes
• The Hoosiers had 43 kills on the evening, led by nine apiece from Kjolhede and Rammelsberg. Sophomore opposite hitter had seven on her birthday.
• IU had five aces for the fifth time in six matches this season. Haworth led the way with three while Kjolhede and freshman libero Ramsey Gary each had one.
#10 Haworth, Camryn
• IU’s setter had an outstanding all-around match with 32 assists, six kills, five digs, three aces and three blocks.
• Haworth had three blocks in all three matches over the weekend and provided 30+ assists in the third match this season.
#15 Kjolhede, Savannah
• A bright spot over the weekend, Kjolhede added nine kills on Saturday to bring her weekend total to 27 while hitting .300+ in all three matches.
• She provided a season’s best four blocks against Washington and now has 282 for her career, putting her just 18 away from becoming the 14th player in program history with 300 blocks.
Set 1: Washington 26, Indiana 24
• Tatum led a strong Hoosier attack with four kills on eight swings in the opening set as the team hit .211 as a whole.
• The Hoosiers aced Washington three times with back-to-back from Haworth to tie the score at 19-all.
• Tatum and Kjolhede fended off two set points with a pair of kills before Washington scored the final two points of the set to win 26-24.
Set 2: Washington 25, Indiana 22
• Rammelsberg was dominant in the second set, putting down six kills and adding a block to go with it. Haworth had 10 assists with IU assisting on 13 of 15 putaways.
• Senior outside hitter Morgan Geddes recorded a kill to level the match at 16-all before a Washington attack error gave the Hoosiers a late lead in the set.
• Washington closed on a 9-4 run to take the second set and firm control of the match.
Set 3: Washington 25, Indiana 21
• Washington broke out the block in set three with seven total blocks while its offense hit .333 (10-2-24) to close out the match.
• Gary went on a strong run of serve, sparking a 5-0 run to bring the score level at 13-all. Geddes had a kill to tie things back at 18-all but Washington would close on a 7-3 run to win the set.
PURDUE FALLS TO FRESNO STATE IN 2023 SEASON OPENER
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue football team fell to Fresno State by a score of 39-35 after a late touchdown pass in the final minute spoiled Ryan Walters’ head coaching debut in the 2023 season opener at Ross-Ade Stadium.
The Boilermakers (0-1) took a 35-32 lead deep into the fourth quarter after Devin Mockobee recorded his first touchdown of the season with 4:36 remaining. The Bulldogs proceeded to drive down the field and tack on the winning score with a 22-yard pass from quarterback Mikey Keene in the back of the end zone.
In the high-scoring affair, quarterback Hudson Card went 17-of-30 passing for 254 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions in his debut as a Boilermaker. He wasted little time opening his scoring account at Purdue, hitting Deion Burks for an 84-yard touchdown pass on Purdue’s opening drive. Fresno State kept pace with the Boilermaker offense, as the hosts carried a 21-17 advantage into the break.
Tyrone Tracy Jr. got Purdue off to a hot start in the second half with a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on just his third career kick return. He was the first Boilermaker to take a kickoff to the house since Raheem Mostert in 2013 at Penn State and the first at Ross-Ade Stadium since Akeem Hunt went 99 yards against Indiana State that same season. However, Fresno State later answered with a nine-play, 74-yard touchdown drive to lower the Bulldogs deficit to 28-25.
Fresno State opened the 4th quarter by capping off an 85-yard drive to take a four-point lead, 32-28. After being stuffed on 4th and Goal late in the game, the Boilermakers rallied with Dillon Thieneman making his first career interception on an acrobatic catch along the sideline, which ultimately resulted in Mockobee’s score.
In his first game playing with Card, Burks highlighted the Purdue offense with a career-high 152 receiving yards on four catches, two of which went for his first two collegiate touchdowns. Thieneman paced the Boilermaker defense with 10 tackles in his first collegiate game, also securing the game’s only turnover.
• Saturday was the first meeting between Purdue and Fresno State.
• The Boilermakers are now 87-32-3 when facing an opponent for the first time.
• Burks totaled four catches for 152 yards and two touchdowns. He had the first 100-yard receiving game since Charlie Jones against Michigan on Dec. 3, 2022.
• Dillon Thieneman led the team with 10 tackles in his first game as a Boilermaker, the most by a Purdue defender since Jaylan Alexander in the Music City Bowl in 2021.
• Devin Mockobee posted 16 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown.
• The Boilermakers recorded two sacks on the afternoon, coming from OC Brothers and Kydran Jenkins.
• Abdur-Rahmaan Yaseen tallied a career-best four receptions and finished with 46 yards.
• Tyrone Tracy Jr. scored twice in the season opener after not finding pay dirt his first season in West Lafayette.
The Boilermakers will travel to Virginia Tech next Saturday for a noon kick on ESPN2.
PURDUE WOMEN’S SOCCER
BOILERS MEET BUFFALOES IN BOULDER
BOULDER, Colo. – The Purdue soccer team concludes its first roadtrip of the season at Colorado on Sunday, September 3.
Kickoff at Prentup Field is set for 2 p.m. ET / noon MT.
The matchup will air live on the Pac-12 Network, and live stats are available at Colorado.Statbroadcast.com. Updates from Boulder also can be found by following and connecting with @PurdueSoccer on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, while direct links to follow along are available on the schedule page at PurdueSports.com/Soccer.
The Boilermakers enter Sunday’s game with a 2-3-0 record following a 4-0 loss at No. 19 USC on Thursday, their first road game of the young season. The Buffaloes, who have not played away from home in 2023, are 4-1-0 after they opened the weekend with a 2-1 win over NC State.
Purdue ranks No. 21 nationally with 13 assists and the Old Gold and Black are fourth in the Big Ten with 37 points and fifth with 12 goals. The Boilermakers have 68 shots, 32 on goal, and have allowed eight goals for a 1.60 goals-against average. Eight of Purdue’s 12 goals have come from different players, and four of those are first career goals.
Individually, senior midfielder Emily Mathews is 24th in the NCAA with three assists. Junior forward Gracie Dunaway leads the team with three goals, 18 shots and eight shots on goal. She shares the team lead of six points with sophomore forward Kayla Budish, who has a pair of goals and two assists. Senior goalkeeper Charlotte Cyr has made 15 saves and allowed eight goals for a .652 save percentage and a 1.68 goals-against average.
Colorado has won three in a row and is 4-1-0 on the season. The Buffaloes are coming off a 2-1 win against NC State on August 31. CU scored the game-winner in the 90th minute after the visitors tied the game three minutes earlier. Colorado’s win streak began with a 2-0 win over Colorado College and also featured a 2-0 upset of No. 14 Michigan State. The Buffs are receiving votes in the United Soccer Coaches top-25
CU has scored nine goals with seven assists. The Buffaloes have 90 shots, 39 on target, and they have allowed two goals on 57 shots. Jordan Nytes ranks ninth nationally with three shutouts, and Amaya Gonzalez is No. 24 in the NCAA with three assists. Shyra James paces the Pac 12 with four goals, and she is second with eight points. Nytes has a 0.40 goals-against average, second-best in the conference, and a .900 save percentage, third in the league. She has made 18 saves and allowed two goals.
SERIES HISTORY VS. THE BUFFALOES
Purdue owns a 3-0-0 all-time mark against Colorado after a come-from-behind win in 2021. The Boilermakers return to Boulder for the first time since a 3-1 win in 2010, and they also posted a 1-0 victory in West Lafayette in 2011.
Two seasons ago at Folk Field, Purdue downed Colorado 3-1 on September 12. CU took a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute, but the Boilermakers found the equalizer in the 31st minute and made it 2-1 in the 53rd minute. An insurance goal was scored in the 62nd minute. Now-junior Gracie Dunaway had a pair of assists, and now-junior Sydney Boudreau scored the third goal, the first of her career.
A complete recap from the 2021 match can be found at PurdueSports.com/Soccer.
LAST TIME OUT: TOP-25 ROAD DEFEAT
On August 31, Purdue fell to No. 19 USC, 4-0, on a hot and sun-filled afternoon in Los Angeles. The Boilermakers faced their second top-25 team in their first five games of the season, while the Trojans recorded their second win by at least two goals in their last three matches.
In the non-conference matchup, USC had 10 shots, six on target, and Purdue registered five shots, two on frame. Both teams had three corner kicks and the home side had 10 fouls called against them to the visitors’ five. Mathews posted a game-high-tying two shots, one on target.
A full recap from the game is available at PurdueSports.com/Soccer.
UP NEXT: OFF TO COLORADO
The Boilermakers return to Folk Field for the final two non-conference games of the season, beginning against TCU on Thursday, September 7, at 7 p.m. ET.
#14 MONTANA TOPS BUTLER 35-20 IN SEASON OPENER
MISSOULA, Mont. – The Bulldogs scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to get within one point of #14 Montana, but the Griz would hold off the charge to find the win column on opening weekend by the final score of 35-20. Butler played at Washingon-Grizzly Stadium in front of 25,430 fans. The game went down as the first-ever meeting between the two programs.
Bret Bushka completed 24 of his 35 pass attempts to throw for 263 yards and two touchdowns. The 2022 PFL Offensive Player of the Year connected with 11 different receivers on Saturday. Ethan Loss was his top target with four receptions for 45 yards. William Enneking had a remarkable one-handed catch in the game to end the day with three grabs for 44 yards and touchdown receptions would go to Jyran Mitchell and Ryan Lezon.
Butler’s offense posted 304 yards of total offense against a stout Montana defense. The Griz only allowed 41 rushing yards and got the Bulldogs off the field on third down (2-13). Defensively, Butler saw Nick Bafia make a team-high 12 tackles at Montana. Devaon Holman and Lucas Kozlowski each had interceptions in the setback and the first BU sack of the season would belong to defensive end Jacob Cain.
Montana used a 54-yard touchdown pass from Vidlak to Bergen to find the end zone on just their third play of the game. The Griz defense then followed that effort by forcing a fumble on Butler’s third play of their opening drive. The Butler defense held strong after the change of possession and limited Montana to a 23-yard field goal, moving the scoreboard to 10-0.
Butler’s defense created a turnover to help the Bulldogs score their first points of the 2023 campaign. Freshman Devaon Holman picked off a pass in Montana territory that led to a 29-yard made field goal from Luka Zurak. The two teams would end the first quarter with the Griz on top 10-3.
A fake punt in the early stages of the second quarter would lead to a 49-yard field goal for Montana increasing their lead to 13-3 with 9:43 to play the in first half. Butler would get those three points back moments later as Zurak connected on his second field goal of the game from 39 yards out.
The final points of the opening half came from the home team. A 26-yard pass setup a three-yard rushing TD for Montana giving the Griz a 21-6 advantage after two quarters.
The 15-point deficit was erased in the third quarter with Bushka throwing two touchdowns. The first was a 32-yard pass down the sideline to Jyran Mitchell and the second was a 26-yard score on fourth down and two to Ryan Lezon. The Bulldogs used a timeout to come up with the perfect play call against the Griz defense and a monster effort from Lezon allowed him to touch the pylon for six.
Montana’s offense answered on their next drive using just three plays to cover 50 yards for a touchdown. A 24-yard TD run from Eli Gillman moved the score to 28-20 and that eight-point spread would hold going into the final 15 minutes.
The only points of the fourth quarter went to Montana after a one-yard TD run by backup quarterback Clifton McDowell. The plunge into the end zone capped off a nine-play, 63-yard drive for the Grizz.
The Bulldogs will return to action next Saturday by hosting Taylor in the 2023 home opener. The Trojans will face the Bulldogs at the Sellick Bowl for a 1 PM kick-off. Fans will be able to stream the game on FloSports.com.
BUTLER WOMEN’S SOCCER
BUTLER WOMEN’S SOCCER HOSTS BAYLOR BEARS FOR FIRST TIME
The Butler women’s soccer team continues its five-match homestand, hosting Baylor on Sunday afternoon. The Bulldogs (2-3-0, 0-0-0 BIG EAST) are coming off a 3-0 shutout over cross-town foe IUPUI, while the Bears (2-1-1, 0-0-0 Big 12) most recently defeated Louisiana Tech, 3-0.
(as of 8/28/23)
Norah Jacomen’s three goals rank second in the BIG EAST and 34th nationally, and her seven total points rank second and 39th.
Anna Pierce’s save percentage of 0.909 ranks fourth in the BIG EAST and 39th nationally.
Talia Sommer’s hat trick was a career first and represents her first three goals of the season. She now has eight career goals.
Sommer became one of 13 Bulldogs who have scored three or more goals in one match.
Becky Dean’s assist was her second of the season and the sixth of her career.
Anna Schroeder’s assist was the first of her career.
The solo shutout for Anna Pierce (2-1-0) was her first of the season and the fourth of her career.
Alli Leonard made her first appearance of the season as she recovers from an injury in the 2022 season.
SERIES RECORD: Baylor leads, 1-0-0
ONLY MEETING: Sept. 13, 2018 – Waco, Texas – Baylor 2, Butler 0
Previous match: vs. Louisiana Tech – W, 3-0
Baylor also has a win over Oregon (2-0). The Bears tied Texas A&M (1-1) and lost at Nebraska (1-2).
Offensive standouts for Baylor include:
#11 Tyler Isgrig (2g, 2a)
#9 Callie Conrad (1g, 2a)
#17 Ashley Merrill (2g)
#4 Jenna Patterson (1g, 1a)
#21 Skylar Zinnecker (1g)
#00 Makinzie Short (1-1-0) and #44 Ashlee Zirkel (1-0-1) have split time in goal for the Bears, each starting twice. Short has allowed 2 goals and made 12 saves, while Zirkle has conceded only one goal and made seven saves.
BUTLERVB DROPS TO THE HOST FLYERS IN THE FINAL OUTING AT THE DAYTON FLYER CLASSIC
DAYTON — On the final day of the Dayton Flyer Classic, the Butler volleyball team lost in a three-match decision (25-19, 25-23, 25-23) against the host Flyers. The Bulldogs move to 3-3 on the season while Dayton improves to 4-1.
Set 1: Dayton 25-19
The start of the first was all Bulldogs after a kill and serving ace by Abby Maesch helped the team storm out to a 5-0 lead. Dayton would come flying back to tie the game back at 6-6 and pull away. Butler would crawl back with the help of kills by Mariah Grunze to tie the score at 18 a piece. The Flyers then took control of the game right back, closing out the first set on a 6-0 spurt. Grunze finished with a team-high five kills while Jaymeson Kinley and Cora Taylor tied for a set-high four digs.
Set 2: Dayton 25-23
Butler opened the second set with another early 3-0 lead using kills from Grunze and Jaeda Lockhart. The Flyers would hang around eventually expanding 13-9. The Bulldogs fought back to regain the lead after a 4-0 spurt after a kill from Elise Ward and a serving ace by Maesch to bring the score to 19-16. Dayton followed by rattling off points to take the lead and sneak away with the win 25-23. Four Bulldogs finished with three or more kills including Ward and Lockhart at three kills and Grunze and Maesch at four kills.
Set 3: Dayton 25-23
For the third frame in a row, Butler started with the lead after kills by Lockhart and a serving ace by Rylie Tam brought the score to 6-3. Dayton responded with a 3-0 spurt to tie the game at 8-8. The two teams would remain within two points for the rest of the set until the Flyers reached their largest lead of the set at 23-20. The Bulldogs had one last-ditch effort bringing the deficit to one point at 24-23, but Dayton would then score on the final point to win the match. Ward’s four kills led the team while Taylor reached 12 assists in the set.
Stat of the Match
Out of all four teams at the Dayton Flyer Classic, Mariah Grunze was the only hitter to earn three straight double-doubles this weekend. Grunze tallied 12 kills and 10 digs against Dayton to bring her total to 36 kills and 41 digs over the last three matches.
Inside the Box Score
Taylor ended the match with 29 assists, seven digs, and two blocks
Kinley amassed a game-high 18 digs along with four assists
Grunze totaled 12 digs and 10 digs
Maesch padded the stat sheet with nine kills, eight digs, and two serving aces
Lockhart finished with the highest hitting percentage at .385 to go with her eight kills and one block
Ward set new career highs with eight kills and seven digs
Butler will head south to Morehead, Ky. next weekend for the MSU Comfort Inn-vitational. The Bulldogs will start their first of three matches against Northern Kentucky beginning on Friday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m.
PANTHERS POUNCE PAST JAGUARS IN HAMPTON INN FINALE, 3-1
INDIANAPOLIS – After starting the weekend 2-0, the IUPUI volleyball team fell to Eastern Illinois in four sets in the final match of the Hampton Inn Invite, 3-1. Junior Addie Evans and freshman Ava Harris were both named to the All-Tournament Team.
IUPUI fought hard in the first set taking a 1-0 lead with an extra-point set win, 29-27. Freshman Harris recorded back-to-back kills to close out the first set win.
The second set was evenly matched with a tie game at 15-15 until injury fell on the Jaguars. With a key player out for the Jags, the Panthers took the momentum and even the match at one set a piece, 25-18. Service errors on top of injury proved costly in the third set with the Panthers taking a 2-1 lead, 25-9. IUPUI couldn’t recover the momentum and fell in the fourth set, 25-15, which ultimately decided the match, 3-1.
Harris recorded a season-high 11 kills while Maia Long added eight. Long, Grace Purichia and Evans each recorded three service aces while Purichia also collected 11 digs and 24 assists.
The Jaguars are now 4-2 on the season and will travel to South Dakota for the South Dakota tournament with South Florida, South Dakota and Drake.
BALL STATE FOOTBALL
SEMONZA SHINES IN DEBUT AT KENTUCKY
LEXINGTON – – The Ball State football team led after the first quarter and true freshman quarterback Kadin Semonza shined in the second half of Saturday’s season opener at SEC powerhouse Kentucky.
Unfortunately, the Cardinals (0-1) ended the afternoon with a 44-14 setback to the Wildcats at Kroger Field.
Ball State graduate transfer quarterback Layne Hatcher answered an early Kentucky field goal with a two-yard rushing touchdown to help the Cardinals pull ahead 7-3 with 1:15 left in the first quarter.
While the Wildcats answered with the next 27 points, Ball State would not be deterred and rallied around Semonza who put together four solid drives in the second half. His second was a 10-play, 75-yard drive which ended with his first career passing touchdown, a five-yard connection with junior transfer wide receiver Ty Robinson.
The touchdown helped the Cardinals make it a two-score game, at 30-14, with :42 left in the third quarter.
Semonza, who finished the day 15-for-21 with 165 yards and a touchdown, also drove the Cardinals to the Kentucky 1-yard line on the ensuing drive and helped set up a 51-yard field goal attempt on BSU’s final complete drive of the game.
“We lost to a good football team,” said Ball State coach Mike Neu. “We fought to the end. I was encouraged by our guys on the sidelines — all our guys encouraging their teammates to fight to the end. You can’t lose the turnover margin, though, and those two turnovers late in the first half did hurt.”
Trailing 10-7 midway through the second quarter, starting quarterback Layne Hatcher connected with tight end Tanner Koziol for a 9-yard completion. Koziol absorbed a hit but fumbled and the Wildcats’ Jalen Geiger took the carom 69 yards for a Kentucky touchdown. Moments later, another Hatcher completion resulted in a fumble by Malcolm Gillie, setting up a 46-yard UK field goal to close the first half.
Ball State turned to Semonza to open the second half, putting a true freshman QB behind center for the first time since John Paddock took snaps as a freshman in 2018.
“At half, we thought it was the right time to put Kadin out there. We thought he had earned it. He was poised and I thought he handled himself well.”
The Cardinals finished with 18 first downs in the contest, compared to 17 for Kentucky. Eleven of those came in the second half. Both of Ball State’s receiving leaders excelled in the second half, also. Koziol finished with eight catches for 66 yards, nabbing five for 41 yards after halftime. Robinson corralled five passes for 90 yards and a score, all in the second half.
The Ball State football team returns to action next Saturday at two-time defending national champion Georgia. Kickoff is set for noon at Sanford Stadium.
BALL STATE VOLLEYBALL
VOLLEYBALL FALLS TO UNI IN SATURDAY ACTION
OMAHA, Neb. – – Despite another career performance from redshirt freshman outside Aniya Kennedy, the Ball State women’s volleyball team suffered a 3-0 (25-20, 26-24, 25-19) setback to UNI Saturday afternoon at D.J. Sokol Arena.
Kennedy paced all players with a career-high 16 kills, three more than she smashed in the Cardinals’ (2-3) Bluejay Invitational opener last night against No. 20 Creighton. She also hit .289 (16-5-38), while collecting three digs and a pair of blocks.
Unfortunately, the rest of the Ball State offense would never find its groove against a tough Panthers (3-2) defense which limited BSU to a .185 (39-17-119) hitting mark as a team.
Fifth-year middle Marie Plitt and sophomore opposite Madison Buckley were second on the squad with six kills apiece. Plitt would hit .429 (6-0-14) for the day and lead the Ball State defense with four total blocks. Buckley was right behind with three blocks.
In the backcourt, fifth-year libero Havyn Gates led all players with 22 digs, marking the second straight match she has tallied at least 20 digs. Junior setter Megan Wielonski was second on the squad with seven digs, while handing out 35 assists and serving up her eighth ace of the season.
The Ball State women’s volleyball team closes play in the Bluejay Invitational Sunday with a 1 p.m. ET / Noon CT first serve versus LSU.
BALL STATE WOMEN’S GOLF
WOMEN’S GOLF OPENS SEASON MONDAY AT BOILERMAKER CLASSIC
MUNCIE, Ind. – – The Ball State women’s golf team opens the 2023-24 season Monday, when it heads to the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex in West Lafayette, Indiana, for the opening two rounds of the Boilermaker Classic hosted by Purdue.
The Cardinals will be one of 15 teams competing on the 6,299-yard, 72-par Kampen-Cosler Course, which will have student-athletes teeing off at 9 a.m. in a shotgun start and continuous play for two rounds on the first day of competition. The final round will be played Tuesday with another 9 a.m. shotgun start.
Teams joining the Cardinals and host Boilermakers include Alabama, Charlotte, Georgia Southern, Indiana, James Madison, Long Beach State, Louisville, Mercer, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Old Dominion, Rutgers and Western Kentucky.
“I’m excited for a number of reasons as we get set to kick off our season at the Boilermaker Classic,” second-year head coach Cameron Andry said. “First, I’m excited to see our returners back in action after the work they’ve put in over the summer. We’ve seen growth and improvement from everybody so it will be fun to see them in action. Second, it’s an honor for us to compete in this event and face such a strong field on a fantastic golf course. We know the field is strong but it’s a great opportunity for our players to see where we stack up and where we need to improve moving forward. We will never shy away from playing a demanding schedule and this event is a great start.”
Representing Ball State in the opening tournament of the season will be sophomore Jasmine Driscoll, sophomore Sarah Gallagher, sophomore Madelin Boyd, senior Kiah Parrott and junior Sabrina Langerak. Ball State’s golfers are slated to start on holes 10-13 and will be paired with Georgia Southern and Long Beach State.
It is a solid starting five for a Ball State squad which steadily improved over the course of the 2022-23 season. Parrott led the squad with a 74.78 average a year ago, while Driscoll was BSU’s top performer at the MAC Championship, tying for 24th. Gallagher was second on the squad with a 77.19 average last season, followed by Driscoll (77.22) and Boyd (78.50).
Langerak joins the Cardinals this season as a transfer from Taylor University where she was the 2022 Crossroads League Tournament Champion and Newcomer of the Year. She racked up four tournament victories and was an All-Crossroads League selection.
The familiarity will give the Cardinals an early edge from where they started last season with a young squad and head coach in his first year with the program.
“It was nice to be able to hit the ground running this fall compared to last fall where we were really figuring things out as we went,” Andry said. “Our returners know how our program operates, they have embraced the standards, and they have worked to meet the challenge. All four of our newcomers are talented and will certainly contribute and our returners have taken ownership of not only their personal results but our collective results as well.”
With the in mind, the Cardinals have lofty goals to compete hard and set new standards for the program.
“I want to see us compete with focus and passion every single day,” Andry said. “We have goals of accomplishing things our program has never achieved before but we also know the only way to achieve anything significant is to fall in love with the daily process. Our motto for the year is “Chop Wood, Carry Water” which is our way of saying do the small, ordinary things well day in and day out and trust that the results will come.”
Following the Boilermaker Classic, the Cardinals host the annual Brittany Kelly Classic Sept. 18-19 at The Players Club at Woodland Trails.
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL
IRISH OFFENSE AND DEFENSE HANDLE TENNESSEE STATE
The University of Notre Dame football team moved to 2-0 in 2023 with a dominating 56-3 victory over Tennessee State in Notre Dame Stadium on a warm, sunny late summer day. The contest marked Notre Dame’s first game against a Football Championship Subdivision team and one of the nation’s Historically Black College or University.
It marks the first time since 1975 that Notre Dame has held its opponents without a touchdown through the season’s first two games (the Irish gave up a single field goal in the first two games of ‘75).
The Irish took control of the game in the second quarter, scoring 28 points to build a 35-3 halftime lead. Sam Hartman played just the first half for Notre Dame, finishing 14-of-17 for 194 yards, two passing touchdowns and one rushing score.
Audric Estimé led the Irish rushing attack with his first 100-yard rushing performance of the year (116) with a five-yard score. Four different Irish players caught touchdown passes from Hartman and Steve Angeli, including Jadarian Price, Gi’Bran Payne, Chris Tyree and Holden Staes.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Notre Dame struck first on its initial drive with two key third down conversions on the ground. Sam Hartman started it off with a third down scramble for nine yards and a first down. A few plays later, Gi’Bran Payne rushed for five yards on third-and-four to give the Irish a first down at the TSU 41.
After another Hartman short scramble, Jeremiyah Love received a hand off right, cut up and beat a defender with a nice move and sprinted 36 yards for the opening touchdown of the game.
Tennessee State held the ball for 15 plays in their first drive, eventually getting to the Notre Dame 20-yard line where they settled for a field goal and its only points of the game.
On ensuing kickoff, TSU came up with a big hit on kick returner Devyn Ford to force a fumble and give the Tigers the ball at the Notre Dame 12-yard line. The Irish defense rose to the occasion, refusing to allow a single yard. A quarterback pressure, a rush for no gain and a pass broken up at the goal line by Benjamin Morrison forced a TSU field goal attempt that was blocked by Jason Onye.
The Irish quickly got the ball back and started off their scoring drive slowly until Estimé burst through the middle of the Tiger defense for a 50-yard run (the longest of his career). Hartman then hit Price for a 11 yards to the five-yard line and finished off the drive himself with a leaping run into the end zone.
On its next drive, TSU attempted a deep pass but Howard Cross III was right in the Tiger quarterback’s face, forcing an errant throw that Ramon Henderson made a diving interception on at the Notre Dame 43-yard line.
The Irish needed just three four plays to earn their third touchdown of the game. Hartman connected with Jayden Thomas for seven, then another 27 yards on third down before finding a wide open Chris Tyree for a 24-yard score.
The defense earned Notre Dame yet another chance and the Irish made good, with Hartman hitting Thomas for 23 yards on 3rd and 10, then Payne for five yards to the five-yard line. Estimé finished it off high stepping into the end zone for a touchdown run.
TSU seemed determined to drive for a score before halftime, but the Irish were equally determined to get the ball back to their offense. The Tigers drove all the way to the Notre Dame eight-yard line before a Jordan Botelho sack forced a field goal attempt that was missed with just 53 seconds remaining.
Hartman quickly moved the Irish down the field, hitting Mitchell Evans on three straight passes, then finding Jaden Greathouse for 24 yards down to the four-yard line. Holden Staes finished off the drive with a four-yard catch from Hartman.
Hartman gave way to Angeli to start the second half. The first drive for the Irish stalled after six plays, but on Angeli’s second drive he moved left to avoid the rush and found a wide open Jadarian Price to made a great move on a TSU defender and ended up in the end zone 40 yards later.
Just 40 seconds later, the defense decided to get into the scoring column when Clarence Lewis broke on an outside pass, caught it cleanly and returned it 33 yards for a touchdown.
Notre Dame’s final score came midway through the fourth quarter when Angeli pump faked and located a wide open Gi’Bran Payne who cut back behind a great downfield block from Matt Salerno and cruised into the end zone for a 42-yard touchdown reception.
INDIANA STATE VOLLEYBALL
SPIRITED EFFORT FOR SYCAMORES FALLS SHORT IN WEEKEND FINALE
ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Kaitlyn Hamilton and Kira Holland each had a match-high 17 kills Saturday afternoon, but host Lindenwood outlasted Indiana State in four sets (18-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-23) in the final match of the Lindenwood Invitational.
Ella Scott added 10 kills for the Sycamores, while Hannah Baudin had 39 assists and 15 digs. Macy Lengacher led all players with 30 digs.
After a back-and-forth start to the opening set, Indiana State went on a six-point scoring run out of the media timeout to take a 22-16 lead. Back-to-back kills by Ella Scott, along with a Karinna Gall service ace, headlined the run for the Sycamores. Hamilton ended the set with a kill as the Trees took the opener, 25-18.
Lindenwood jumped out to an early lead in the second set, but a six-point scoring run for the Sycamores on Baudin’s serve put the Trees in front 12-11. Holland and Hamilton both had kills in the run for Indiana State. Lindenwood responded and retook the lead, but kills, by Scott, Baudin and Holland evened the score at 22. The home side took the final three points of the set to win the second set 25-22.
Similar to the second set, Lindenwood took an early lead in the third, but a pair of kills by Holland helped the Trees tie the set at nine. Hamilton gave the Sycamores a 12-11 lead with a kill, but Lindenwood responded with a three-point scoring run and never trailed for the remainder of the set. Indiana State got within two points following a kill by Holland, but Lindenwood took the third set 25-20.
Indiana State found itself in a 9-1 hole early in the fourth set but clawed its way back into the set. The Sycamores got within five points following kills by Scott and Holland, but Lindenwood went on a run of its own to extend its lead back out. Indiana State rallied back to tie the set at 17-apiece following kills by Hamilton and Storm Suhre, but the Sycamores were unable to pull ahead. Lindenwood used a late rally to take the fourth set 25-23, sealing the match.
Inside the Numbers
Kira Holland’s 17 kills were her season best and gave her double-digit kills for the second straight match.
Hannah Baudin finished with a double-double for the second straight match (39 assists, 15 digs).
Macy Lengacher’s 30 digs were the most for a Sycamore since Melina Tedrow had 44 in a match in 2019.
News and Notes
Ella Scott had double-digit kills in all three matches over the weekend.
Indiana State went 1-2 for the second straight weekend.
Jadyn Smith made her collegiate debut Saturday, finishing with one kill in one set played.
Indiana State takes part in the Comfort Inn-Vitational September 8-9 at Morehead State.
INDIANA STATE WOMEN’S SOCCER
SYCAMORES CLOSE OUT ROAD SWING WITH SUNDAY AFTERNOON MATCH AT YOUNGSTOWN STATE
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State closes out the road trip on Sunday afternoon as the Sycamores make the trip to Youngstown, Ohio, and Farmers National Bank Field as ISU takes on Youngstown State. Kickoff between ISU and YSU is set for 1 p.m. ET with the game set to be carried live on ESPN+.
The Sycamores (0-1-4) enter the match looking to rebound from their first loss of the 2023 season after falling 2-1 on Thursday afternoon at Robert Morris. ISU dropped its first decision in the Paul Lawrence coaching era after a stretch of strong defensive performances that led the Sycamores to sit as one of just two teams in the NCAA that started with four consecutive draws to open the year.
Maddie Helling found the back of the net for the second consecutive match on Thursday afternoon as the junior defender collected Isabella Hunter’s corner kick inside the box in the 62nd minute. She touched the ball off her right foot targeting the upper right part of the goal to tie the game up at 1-1. The Sycamore goal marked Helling’s second goal in 2023 and ISU’s third goal overall on the season.
However, RMU’s Lidia Nduka swung the advantage back to the hosts 10 minutes later with the header off Paloma Swankler’s cross inside the box for the eventual game-winning goal.
The Sycamore offense has started to show life posting back-to-back matches with double-digit shots as ISU posted 15 at Eastern Illinois and 11 more on Thursday against Robert Morris. It marked the first time since early October 2022 that ISU had recorded back-to-back games with double-digit shots as the ISU attack featured three players with at least three shots apiece in the match.
Helling’s pair of early goals in the 2023 season gives her the early team scoring lead on the year through the first five matches. Chloe Tesny has also found the back of the net on the season with a goal at home against Marshall. Isabella Hunter, Carlie Jensen, and Alexa Mackey all have assists on the season.
Mackenzie Kent continues to provide a relentless attack atop the ISU offense with a team-high eight shots on the year with three on target. Helling and Sasha Thompson both have five attempts apiece, while Ella Gorrie, the 2022 ISU scoring leader, has four shots on the year.
Maddie Alexander continues to be the standard for the Sycamores in the goalkeeper position. The Battle Creek, Mich. native is one of two Sycamores to line up all 450 minutes on the year and is closing in on 200 career saves entering Sunday’s contest with 191 stops over her time in the Blue & White. She currently boasts a 0.862 save percentage on the season and a 0.80 goals-against average against 71 shots faced on the year.
ISU faces another strong test in the nonconference schedule on Sunday as the Sycamores take on a Youngstown State team that has posted a 3-1-1 record heading into the weekend. YSU recorded a trio of wins at St. Francis, versus Akron, and at Duquesne to open the season, before falling to Canisius and drawing this past Thursday at George Washington.
Six different Penguins have scored on the year led by Chloe Weiland’s pair of goals, while Taylor Berry has a goal and three assists over the first five matches. Regan LaVigna is another name to watch for YSU with a team-high nine shots on the season with three on target.
Brooklyn Kirkpatrick is the primary goalkeeper for YSU in 2023 lining up all 450:00 minutes for the Penguins this season. The senior has recorded 26 saves on 63 shots faced with a 0.867 save percentage on the season.
CARDONA’S 32 KILLS HELPS VOLLEYBALL WIN FOURTH IN A ROW
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Junior Giulia Cardona set another career mark with 32 kills to help the University of Evansville volleyball team win its fourth match in a row, taking down North Alabama by a 3-1 final in Birmingham.
Just as impressive as her 32 kills was Cardona’s hitting mark, which finished at .459. She added 12 digs and 6 blocks. Melanie Feliciano posted 13 kills and 11 digs. Kora Ruff had a stellar contest with 52 assists and a career-best 18 digs. Ainoah Cruz checked in with 14 digs. Katy Floyd wrapped up the match with 12 kills to lead the Lions.
Game 1 – UE 25, North Alabama 16
Giulia Cardona took control from the start. Three kills in a row and a total of six in the first 10 UE points put the Aces in front, 10-2. North Alabama made a run to get as close as three points (13-10) before Evansville responded with five in a row. Efficient serving by Kora Ruff and another block by Brooke Springer extended the lead.
Two late Cardona kills set up Melanie Feliciano for the winning kill in a 25-16 decision.
Game 2 – UE 25, North Alabama 18
Another early run saw the Aces score the opening three tallies in the second set. The Lions came back to tie it at 4-4 before the Aces wrestled the lead away for good. Emilee Scheumann recorded a kill, which began a 6-1 run to put Evansville in front, 10-5.
Two more kills by Cardona and solid serving from Ruff saw Evansville push the lead to eight points at 15-8. North Alabama got as close as four points (21-17) but UE fended off the challenge to take the win, 25-18.
Game 3 – Nprth Alabama 25, UE 21
Looking to put things away early, Evansville jumped out to an 8-2 advantage. Madisyn Steele and Cardona combined for three blocks during the rally. North Alabama never gave up and fought back with a 13-4 run that turned an 8-2 deficit into a 15-12 lead.
UE forced a 16-16 tie but was unable to retake the lead with the Lions clinching a 25-21 win in the third set.
Game 4 – UE 25, North Alabama 18
After taking a win in game three, North Alabama looked to keep the momentum going as they kept it close in the early portion of game four. The Aces had other ideas and, with the score knotted at 6-6, UE scored four in a row and never looked back. Maddie Hawkins got things going with an ace in a 4-0 run.
Three more Cardona kills in the next stretch pushed the lead to 17-10. UNA got as close as 21-17 with the Aces countering to clinch the match on the strength of a 25-18 win.
Non-conference action continues next weekend with a trip to the DePaul Invitational. UE is set to face St. Thomas, Northern Illinois and DePaul on Friday and Saturday in Chicago.
EVANSVILLE WOMEN’S SOCCER
WOMEN’S SOCCER RETURNS TO ACTION SUNDAY NIGHT AT LIPSCOMB
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Evansville women’s soccer team will travel to Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday night to battle the Lipscomb Bisons in non-conference action. Kick-off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. and Sunday’s match can be seen live on ESPN+.
Evansville will try to snap a two-game losing streak on Sunday, as the Purple Aces will bring a 0-2-2 overall record into the match. Evansville is coming off a match in which UE out-shot Bellarmine 16-11, including holding a 9-3 edge in shots on goal, but the Knights were able to post a 2-0 victory over UE. Evansville’s attack has been led by a pair of newcomers, as local freshmen Taylor Johnson (Evansville, Ind./Reitz) and Ella Hamner (Evansville, Ind./Memorial) have combined for 12 shots, including five on goal, through the first four matches.
Defensively, senior goalkeeper Myia Danek has played every minute so far for UE, while posting a 0.75 goals-against average. Danek has not allowed a goal yet on the road, as she opened the year with back-to-back road shutouts at Mercer and Southeast Missouri State.
Lipscomb, meanwhile, will try to extend a two-game winning streak on Sunday night, as the Bisons own a 2-3-0 overall record. After an 0-3 start against the likes of Troy and nationally-ranked SEC foes Tennessee and Alabama, the Bisons have rebounded to knock off Siena and Middle Tennessee State by scorelines of 3-2 and 4-2. Graduate student Kelli Beiler and sophomore midfielder Kiara Pralle both have recorded three goals this season already, with Beiler firing 23 shots through five matches already.
Sunday’s match will mark the first-ever meeting between UE and Lipscomb in the sport of women’s soccer.
SOUTHERN INDIANA VOLLEYBALL
EAGLES’ OFFENSE EXPLODES IN BOUNCE-BACK WIN
LOUISVILLE, Ken. – University of Southern Indiana Volleyball (2-5) put up a season-high 57 kills in a 3-1 (25-15, 25-13, 26-24, 26-24) victory over the University of New Orleans (1-5) to cap off the Bellarmine Invitational at Knights Hall on Saturday afternoon. The Screaming Eagles avenged their two losses from yesterday’s matches and have already doubled their win total from last season.
After today’s match, senior outside/right side hitter Abby Bednar (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) was named to the Bellarmine Invitational All-Tournament Team. In the three-match span, Bednar totaled 41 kills, 27 digs, five aces, and seven blocks. She joins New Orleans’ Ola Filip, Bellarmine University’s Anna Lococo and Natalie Bland, and Murray State University’s Bailey DeMier, Dahlia Miller, and Darci Metzger. Metzger was named the Bellarmine Invitational Most Valuable Player.
USI came out of the gate strong by defeating the Privateers, 25-15, in the opening frame. The Eagles had a quick 5-3 lead after some UNO mistakes and one of many kills from senior outside hitter Leah Anderson (Bloomington, Illinois). USI would then go on a 6-0 surge with the help of a trio of service aces from Bednar and a kill from sophomore middle hitter Bianca Anderson (Chicago Heights, Illinois). The Privateers cut the deficit to five until back-to-back kills from Leah Anderson put the power back in the Eagles’ hands, 17-9. USI ended the set by scoring seven of the final 10 points to clinch a first-set win. The Eagles had a solid offensive attack to open the game, earning 12 kills with a match-low two errors and a 0.303 attacking percentage.
A strong attack and stellar defense put the Eagles in the driver’s seat and lifted them to a 25-13 win in the second set. Knotted up at eight apiece, USI put on a 9-0 run that nearly doubled UNO, 17-9. In that stint, the Eagles had three kills and three aces. The Privateers were able to stop the bleeding until USI put up three straight points off three kills from Leah Anderson, Bednar, and freshman outside hitter Leah Coleman (Hoover, Alabama) who played in her first collegiate career match. Back-to-back Leah Anderson kills and a game-ending kill from junior middle hitter Paris Downing (Avon, Indiana) sealed the Privateers’ fate and put the Eagles up, 2-0. USI nabbed 16 kills and a match-high 0.344 hitting percentage. The Eagles’ defense allowed just two kills from UNO and a negative 0.048 attacking percentage.
Despite putting up an impressive 19 kills, USI faltered in the third frame, 26-24. The Privateers found a rhythm in the middle of the set and put on a 6-0 run that made it 13-9 in favor of UNO. The Eagles were able to retaliate with four kills, two coming from Coleman, to cut the deficit to one. It was back-and-forth action until USI tied it at 21 thanks to junior setter Carly Sobieralski (Indianapolis, Indiana) who tallied a kill and an ace to regain momentum. The Eagles reclaimed the lead, 24-23, until the Privateers ended the set on a 3-0 run to win the set. UNO was nearly flawless on offense, nabbing 14 kills with just two errors.
Despite trailing by as many as nine points, USI made a late push and took home a come-from-behind set win, 26-24. The Eagles held a 4-3 advantage until the Privateers stormed back and scored 10 of the following 12 points with a pair of 5-0 runs to take a 13-6 lead. USI would then trail 17-8 after some attacking errors that put the Eagles in their largest deficit of the day. At 22-16, USI took advantage of four offensive miscues to go along with a pair of Downing kills to cut the debt, 23-22. Even after a quick kill from UNO and being just one point away from the loss, the Eagles scored the last four points from three kills and an ace from Bednar.
Leah Anderson put on a show in the final match of the tournament, securing a season-high 18 kills and 20 digs to go along with three aces. Sobieralski added a career-high 47 assists and a solid 12 digs to give her another double-double. Bednar led the team with four aces and four blocks to pair with a season-high 15 kills and 12 digs. Coleman had an impressive collegiate opener, recording seven kills and 15 digs, while sophomore libero/defensive specialist Keira Moore (Newburgh, Indiana) totaled 16 digs to round out the double-digit digs category.
As a team, the Eagles put up 57 kills, 55 assists, and nine aces to pair with 81 digs and six blocks. Four of the five main categories were season highs for USI. The Privateers ended the match with 36 kills, 33 assists, and seven aces to go with 67 digs and eight blocks.
NEXT UP FOR THE EAGLES:
The Eagles are at home for the first time in 2023 for the USI Invitational, a four-team tournament hosted at Screaming Eagles Arena from September 8 to 9. USI will face the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1 p.m.) and Jacksonville State University (7 p.m.) on Friday before taking on Bradley University (3 p.m.) on Saturday.
U OF INDY FOOTBALL
Big Plays Propel Hounds Past Chargers in Season Opener
INDIANAPOLIS—The UIndy football team kicked off its 2023 campaign with a bang Saturday night, sprinting past the visiting Chargers of Hillsdale College, 39-20. UIndy scored 24 points in the second half, including a pair of 50-plus-yard touchdown passes.
HOW IT HAPPENED
After earning a slim 15-14 edge at the midway point, the Hounds put it all together in the latter half. The offense racked up 307 of its 508 total yards after halftime, while the D limited the Chargers to just six second-half points.
Sophomore quarterback Gavin Sukup looked impressive in his Greyhound debut. The JUCO transfer and Seward, Neb., native compiled a gaudy 359 total yards and four total touchdowns—three passing and one rushing.
The biggest play of the night came when Sukup found a streaking Alonzo Derrick for a 78-yard bomb late in the third quarter, giving the Hounds a double-digit lead. Sukup later found Cobi Lewis on a 55-yard catch-and-run for a score to help seal it.
On the defensive side, all-conference safety Kivonte Houston came up with a timely interception midway through the second period. The takeaway cut short a promising Hillsdale drive and also set up a go-ahead field goal by sophomore Colin Seymour.
Team captain KJ Roudebush led the Hounds with nine total tackles and two pass break-ups, San Flowers had 1.5 tackles for a loss, and Aaron Barnett recovered a fumble.
INSIDE THE BOX
-Sukup’s 326 passing yards were the most by a Greyhound since Jake Purichia tossed for 348 versus Notre Dame College in November of 2017.
-Houston was credited with a blocked punt in the second quarter while Evan Lantz blocked a field goal in the fourth.
-Seymour went 3-for-3 on PATs and 2-for-2 on field goals, including a career-long 39-yard boot in the third quarter.
-Both Derrick (170 yds, 2 TDs) and Lewis (105 yds, 1 TD) surpassed 100 yards receiving.
-Five UIndy rushers combined for 182 yards on the ground, with a team-high 61 yards from Jaden Schlabach.
UIndy is now 19-16 all-time versus Hillsdale, scoring at least 34 points in each game of its current five-game win streak in the series.
The Greyhounds will use an open date next weekend to better prepare for another former-GLIAC rival in Wayne State. The Warriors are set to visit Key Stadium Saturday, Sept. 16 for a 6 p.m. kick.
U OF INDY VOLLEYBALL
VOLLEYBALL DOWNS WAYNE STATE, SPLITS ON FINAL DAY IN BIG RAPIDS
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. – The UIndy volleyball team (3-1) capped its opening weekend at the Ferris State Invitational on Saturday with a pair of in-region matches, splitting with GLIAC members Wayne State and Ferris State.
The Greyhounds downed the Warriors in four frames in the morning match before falling in straight sets to the host Bulldogs in the nightcap.
UIndy 3, Wayne State 1
UIndy bookended the win with high offensive efficiency, attacking at a .393 and .381 clip, respectively, in the first and fourth sets. Elizabeth Eads and Hannah Sabotin dominated the middle combining for 14 kills on 29 attempts.
Grace Hegwood recorded a match-best 14 kills, adding 12 digs for her second straight double-double of the season. Libero Ellie Spang scooped up another 17 digs, while junior defensive specialist Lauren Peal finished with seven.
Following a record-breaking performance on Friday, the Hounds tallied five more service aces against the Warriors, with Sophia Parlanti joining in on the fun with Hegwood, Peal, and Spang with one.
Ferris State 3, UIndy 0
The Hounds performed well despite the straight-set defeat, hitting .240 as a team. Claire Morris dished out 32 assists, adding five digs and three total blocks.
Parlanti paced the team with 13 kills and a .282 attacking percentage, while finishing with six digs and one service ace. Sabotin continued to impress, contributing five kills (hitting .556) and another block.
Freshman Riley Laine was a welcome addition to the floor late in the second set, putting down all four attack attempts for kills over the final 30 minutes. The rookie also assisted on a block in the third frame.
UIndy, winner of seven straight matches, now leads the all-time series with Wayne State, 7-3 … following its sweep, Ferris State extends its all-time series advantage to 8-6 … Lauren Cullison tallied 13 kills on the day.
Laine on seeing action against Ferris State…
“I was really pumped up I got the opportunity to go in and work for my team. We battled and we’ll see them again this season.”
Laine on experiencing the first road trip of her collegiate career…
“It was super fun! There’s a lot of us on the team and I was really excited and glad to be able to connect with all the girls.”
The Greyhounds return to Ruth Lilly Fitness Center next weekend for four contests, including three in-region bouts as part of the UIndy Invitational. First serve with Notre Dame College is scheduled for Friday at 12 p.m.
U OF INDY WOMEN’S SOCCER
BRADY’S FIRST-CAREER GOAL HIGHLIGHTS TIE WITH ODU
COLUMBUS, OHIO – In their first road trip of the season, the University of Indianapolis women’s soccer team played to a draw with the Ohio Dominican Panthers. The highlight of the contest came with Stephanie Brady grabbing her first-career goal and the first the Hounds season.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Under the scorching sun, the Greyhounds and Panthers battled for position early in the first half, but it was ODU that grabbed the first shot on net at the third minute. It was easy work for Kendall Ellis who nabbed the first save of the day. Another shot just five minutes later was the only early offense seen, with quality midfield play dictating the first 30 minutes of play.
It was an offensive surge for the Hounds starting at the 27th minute with Ella DeSmet, the speedy attacker out of Illinois, seeing an opportunity and placing a shot towards the bottom left of the goal. UIndy kept their foot on the pedal from there with Faith Dean sending a ball towards the net, her first career shot as a Greyhound, just a few minutes later.
Dean continued to play the aggressor, taking yet another shot at the 31st mark. Two more shots, one by Genevieve Crocker and Emma Lopp, capped off the half for the Hounds with a 0-0 score.
The second opened just as the first ended, with offense by the Hounds. Antiya Sidibe and Dean combined for a pair of shots within three minutes of each other, neither finding the back of the net. The Panthers broke the scoring drought at the 51st mark, chipping a ball over Sabrina Shaw to find the 1-0 advantage.
The deficit didn’t deflate the Hounds, however, as they continued to push the defense of the Panthers. A pair of shots came and went before Stephanie Brady found the back of the net with a booming top left shot to even it at one-piece.
Both squads vied for the decider in the final minutes but neither squad was able to land anything home, leaving the final at 1-1.
The Hounds will continue their search for the win column this coming Wednesday as they host the West Virginia State Yellow Jackets. Kickoff is set for noon.
U OF INDY MEN’S SOCCER
MEN’S SOCCER SECURES FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON
COLUMBUS – The University of Indianapolis men’s soccer team notched their first win today against Lake Erie, 3-1.
Three players secured their first goal of the season. The first goal of the season was made less than two minutes into the game by freshman Carl Ringstrom, assisted by sophomore August Abrahamsen. This was Ringstrom first goal as a Hound. Lake Erie followed with a goal at 19:36 by Maximillian Lintschinger. The Greyhounds finished up the first half with goal by sophomore Jona Hogle at the 34.48 mark, this was assisted by senior Michael Tselios.
The Hounds end the game with an unassisted goal by sophomore Kabiru Gafar only 1:21 into the second half. Graduate student Kieran Brown started and stayed in the goal for the Hounds. He completed one save and allowed only one goal in.
The Greyhounds finished the game with 13 shots, with seven being shots on goal. The Storm was held to only seven shots with two being shots on goal.
The Hounds head to Memphis, TN next two face Northeastern State and Christian Brothers. Both games will be held on the Christian Brother campus. The match verses Northeastern State is slated to be on Friday Sept. 8 at 6 p.m., with the competition versus Christian Brother on Sunday Sept. 10 at 4 p.m.
U OF INDY CROSS COUNTRY
FISHER, XC MEN FINISH FIRST AT GRIZZLY INVITE
SHELBYVILLE, Ind. – The UIndy cross country men and women opened their seasons at the Franklin Grizzly Invite on Saturday, hosted by Franklin College.
Senior Hadley Fisher crossed the line at 18:36.3 earning her a first-place finish to lead the Greyhound women. Sophomore Hailey Orosz (19:49.6) and graduate student Mariah Judy (10:05.02) rounded out the top four. As a team, the Hounds finished second with a score of 35.
The Greyhound men topped the competition on Saturday, securing first place overall. Sophomore Felix Rivet paced the team a time of 16:03.1, good for fifth as an individual, while grad student Andrew Bixler (16:07.7) and Tom Saint-Juvin (16:12.8) finished seventh and ninth, respectively.
UIndy returns to Shelbyville on Friday, Sept. 15 to compete in the Jaguar Invitational hosted by IUPUI. The meet is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
1. Indianapolis – 59 points
5. Felix Rivet – 16:03.1
7. Andrew Bixler – 16:07.7
9. Tom Saint-Juvin – 16:2.8
11. Liam Arthur – 16.14.0
16. Garrett Ardis – 16:29.5
21. Devon Whitaker – 16:43.6
22. Harnoor Dosanjh – 16:46.2
29. Noah Kurtz – 16:58.5
46. Brandon Ellis – 17:36.8
68. Corbin Lee – 18:48.0
80. Kyle Boardman – 19:17.0
2. Indianapolis – 35 points
1. Hadley Fisher – 18.36.3
3. Hailey Orosz – 19:49.6
4. Mariah Judy – 10:05.02
9. Claire Wigger – 21:04.0
19. Gabrielle Harrell – 21:44.1
20. Trinity Gleitz – 21:47.8
22. Emma Gaston – 21:53.2
40. Kaylin Casner – 24:36.7
DOMINANT GROUND ATTACK POWERS MARIAN’S 40-6 VICTORY AT JUDSON
Streamwood, Ill. – The Marian football team began their 2023 season with a bang on Saturday afternoon, running away from the Judson Eagles in the second half of their 40-6 season-opening victory. The Knights win under head coach gives the team a 1-0 start, as Marian is now 12-5 all-time in season openers.
The Knights received the opening kickoff and methodically marched the ball down the field, with a 48-yard rip from Christian Hunter headlining the opening drive. A pass interference penalty set Marian up in the red zone, and on a third and long Zach Bundalo connected with Jalen Jennings for a 10-yard score, as the senior connection helped give Marian a quick 7-0 lead.
Judson committed a three-and-out on their first possession, and after a punt return from Armani Glass set the Knights up with great field position, six runs from William Gibson covered all 28-yards on the drive, as the senior plunged in from three yards out to provide a 14-0 lead. The Eagles would answer with an 80-yard scoring drive of their own after a big play provided the score, however the extra point was blocked by the Knights, keeping an eight-point lead. The scoring subsided for both sides as the first quarter came to its close, as penalty flags stalled out the final drive for both Marian and Judson.
Leading 14-6 going into the second quarter, Marian was unable to sustain a drive on each of their first two possessions in the period, allowing Judson to hang with the Knights. Marian was able to force a pair of punts in the quarter, with the second Judson boot proving costly, as Joe Owens broke through the middle of the blockers and rejected the punt, swatting the ball into the end zone. Owens was able to track the ball and recover in the end zone for his first collegiate touchdown, helping Marian to a 21-6 lead.
The Knights would get the ball one last time in the half, with backup quarterback Tristan Polk leading Marian on a 46-yard drive in 43 seconds, connecting with CJ Young for 38 yards to get in field goal range. Marlon Pomili converted the 39-yard kick as time expired, pushing Marian ahead 24-6 at the half.
After resetting at halftime, the Knights defense dialed in and forced an early punt, giving the offense the ball with 11:33 to play in the third. Backed up at their own three yard line, Christian Hunter plowed ahead for space from the end zone, while Polk was able to gain better field position with a 19-yard strike to Jennings. On the fifth play of the drive, Polk again dialed up Jennings number, hitting the senior in stride on an out-route, and letting the shifty receiver use his legs, as Jennings raced 66-yards to complete the 97 yard scoring drive.
Jennings’ touchdown gave Marian a 31-6 lead, with the strong defensive pass rush getting to Judson and forcing another boot. Marian bled the clock with Gibson on the ground and moved the game into the fourth quarter, where the Knights would make their biggest play of the game. After receiving the ball on their own two yard line follwoing the kick, the Knights needed just two plays to make program history, as William Gibson hit the hole on a second down run and streaked down the Knights’ sideline, racing 93 yards to the end zone for the final touchdown of the game. Gibson’s run was the longest in program history, surpassing the previous team record set by William Stubbs in 2011 (82 yards).
Gibson’s touchdown put the game out of reach with a 37-6 lead, and on the final offensive drive of the game Pomili would convert another field goal, setting the final score of 40-6.
Offensively the Knights ran the ball for 331 yards in the win while passing for 191, with Gibson leading the Knights with 143 on the ground. Hunter finished with 110 yards, and Keagan La Belle rushed for 50 yards in the fourth quarter. Polk threw for 139 yards while Bundalo had 52 passing yards, with Jennings being the primary target as he had seven catches for 133 yards and two scores.
Marian’s defense was led by Jake Paris, who racked up seven total tackles. Dakari Kenney had three sacks in the win, while a plethora of Knights recorded at least one tackle. As a defensive unit, coach Justin Robinson’s defense allowed 45 rushing yards and 199 passing yards, while blocking a pair of kicks.
The Knights will come home for their 2023 home opener on Saturday, September 9, as Marian hosts St. Xavier University. Kickoff is set for 6:05 p.m., and a fireworks show will take place after the game is complete.
MARIAN ENDS WEEKEND WITH SWEEP OVER LIFE UNIVERSITY
Campbellsville, Ky. – The Marian volleyball team rebounded off of Friday night’s defeat with a 3-0 sweep of Life University on Saturday afternoon, ending their run in the Campbellsville Tournament with a 2-1 record. Marian’s overall record improves to 6-4 as they complete non-conference play.
The opening set of the match belonged to the Knights, as Marian either led or played with a tied score on every rally but one in the opening game. After getting their bearings with a 7-5 lead, Marian exploded on a 6-0 run, with a pair of service aces from Mikayla Christiansen helping fuel the streak. The lead swelled to double figures with back to back kills from Khori Dryden and Christiansen as the score showed 18-8 on the board, as the Knights had secured the bearings in the game. Dryden would put the set away with a 25-14 victory on a kill, as the Knights finished strong with a 3-0 run.
Life responded in the second set, and went after Marian as the two teams chipped back and forth at the lead. Marian would take their largest lead of the set at 13-9 thanks to a 5-0 run paced by a pair of Dryden kills and Madison Brooks points, but the Eagles came screeching back, later using a 4-0 run of their own to post a 19-17 advantage. Jaymison Summers helped get Marian back to a draw as the score was level at 19-19, and again the set went back and forth with both teams trading points. Marian reached set point twice, with their second coming at a 25-24 lead following a Christiansen kill. The Eagles would commit an attack error on the ensuing rally, giving Marian a 2-0 lead with the 26-24 win.
In the final set of the Knights’ sweep, Marian had to come from behind after allowing a 4-0 run to begin the set. Marian would gradually take the lead back and withstand a two-point cushion, using a 4-0 run sparked by a Logan Smith kil to get breathing room. Marian would lead by as many as seven as they closed in on the sweep, with Smith, Gabby Fish, and Nicole Wilkinson scoring the final three points to win the third set 25-20.
The Knights had a balanced attack with 37 total kills in the win, getting nine from both Dryden and Brooks. Summers had seven kills and hit .467 in the match. Katie Hardegree led the team with 18 assists, while Smith had 10 and one service ace. Emma Lyons posted a team-best 16 digs, and Brooks led the Knights with five block assists in the win.
Crossroads League play begins for Marian when they return to the court on Wednesday night, with the Knights hosting Spring Arbor in the PE Center at 7 p.m. for their home opener.
RECAP | FOOTBALL DROPS OPENING DAY SHOOTOUT WITH OLIVET
FRANKLIN, Ind. – The Franklin College football team kicked off the 2023 season on Saturday (Sept. 2) afternoon on their home turf, hosting the Olivet Comets in front of a rowdy Faught Stadium crowd.
The Grizzlies (0-1) traded blows with the Comets (1-0) for all four quarters, but turnovers and big plays proved to be the edge the visitors needed as Olivet held on to win 35-32.
How it Happened
The Comets scored their first touchdown just three plays into the game and added a second touchdown late in the first period, but the Grizzlies used a big play of their own to get on the board with 26 seconds to go in the first when Malachi Joy hauled in a 51-yard touchdown from Kai Ross. Franklin turned to the big play to get their second score of the day when Garrett Cora took a screen pass 54 yards to the house late in the first half, and the Grizzlies went into the half down 14-13 with a blocked extra point the difference.
Franklin took their first lead of the day with three minutes to go in the third thanks to a 32-yard connection from Ross to Joy to make it 19-14, but the Comets answered one play after with a long touchdown to take the lead right back at 22-19, which is where the teams stood to start the fourth.
A botched snap on an Olivet punt attempt put Franklin at the Comet five midway through the fourth and Cora punched in his second score of the day to make it 26-22 with 6:35 to play. Olivet answered with another long score less than a minute later, but Cora again cut through the defense on a screen pass to go 64 yards to the house and make it 32-28 with 3:52 to play.
But the visitors had another answer in the form of a long touchdown pass and Franklin’s late comeback bid was denied by a pair of Comet interceptions on the Grizzlies’ final two possessions.
Inside the Box Score
-Cora finished the day with 165 all-purpose yards and three scores, leading the Grizzlies with 121 receiving yards and 44 yards on the ground to go along with his three scores.
-Joy caught four balls for 103 yards and the first two touchdowns of his career.
-Kai Ross went 20-for-36 through the air for 301 yards and four scores.
-Beau Hess topped the defense with 11 tackles, followed by nine from newcomer Hayden Kermode.
Franklin plays their final home non-conference game of the year next Saturday (Sept. 9), hosting Aurora University. Kick-off from Faught Stadium is set for 1:30 p.m.
PASCH FORCED FUMBLE LEADS TO GAME-WINNING DRIVE IN WABASH VICTORY
Jake Pasch forced a fumble to set up a game-winning drive for Wabash in a 29-28 victory over Hampden-Sydney College in fourth meeting between the two teams in The Gentlemen’s Classic.
Wabash (1-0) trailed 28-21 with 3:11 left to play after giving up the football with a punt to the host Tigers (0-1). Hampden-Sydney took over on its own 25-yard line when Pasch knocked the ball free from H-SC quarterback Carter Sido and recovered the fumble at the Tigers’ 33. Wabash needed only four plays to find the end zone, with senior quarterback Liam Thompson throwing a 16-yard touchdown pass to Derek Allen, Jr. to cut the lead to one point with 1:59 remaining in the game.
The Little Giants lined up for the two-point conversion and ran a reverse to Jacob Riddle. The senior wideout pulled up in the backfield and hit Thompson with a pass in the end zone for the two-point conversion and the one-point lead.
The Wabash defense locked up the victory on the next drive, holding the Tigers to seven yards on three plays before Avery Epstein knocked away a pass on fourth down to Hampden-Sydney’s final drive of the game.
One year after the two teams combined for 100 points and nearly 1,200 yards of total offense in a 52-48 Wabash win, the two squads played a lower-scoring affair but still rolled up yardage. Thompson completed 17-of-27 passes for 218 yards and two touchdowns, the first on a three-yard completion to Cooper Sullivan to tie the score at 7-7 early in the second period. Thompson threw one interception that ended the Little Giants’ opening drive after Hampden-Sydney took a 7-0 lead on a 46-yard run by Sido in the first quarter. Wabash ran for 181 yards for 399 yards of total offense.
Hampden-Sydney matched that total with 399 offensive yards, most coming with a 246-yard rushing attack. Sido ran for 184 yards and three scores and threw for 153 yards and one score.
Donovan Snyder ran for 99 yards on 22 carries. He scored on a five-yard run to tie the score at 14-14 heading into halftime. A Thompson 17-yard run gave the Little Giants a 21-14 lead in the third quarter, which saw the Wabash defense shut out the Tigers. Thompson finished with 65 rushing yards on 11 attempts. Sido tied the game at 21-21 in the fourth on an 11-yard TD run, then gave the Tigers the 28-21 lead with 4:23 left in the game on a one-yard run to cap a 12-play, 64-yard drive.
Allen, Jr. led Wabash with seven receptions for 88 yards and the one TD. Sullivan caught four passes for 74 yards. Snyder added four receptions for 31 yards.
Pasch and Gavin Ruppert each made 11 tackles in the game for Wabash. Pasch added a three-yard sack with his forced and recovered fumble. Owen Volk made four tackles, including 1-1/2 sacks for three yards and 2-1/2 tackles for ten yards in losses.
Wabash returns to action September 16 when the Little Giants travel to Butler University in a 6 p.m. contest.
How It Happened
Hampden-Sydney jumped out to a 7-0 lead, but Wabash responded to tie it up at 7-7 with 13:29 remaining in the second quarter. Hampden-Sydney scored to go ahead 14-7 before the Little Giants responded with a score of their own to tie things up at 14-14.
Wabash followed with a 17-yard touchdown run at the 10:58 mark in the third quarter and took a 21-14 lead in the process. Hampden-Sydney then took control of the lead, building a 28-21 advantage before the Little Giants got on the scoreboard again with a 16-yard touchdown pass from to to jump back in front 29-28. Neither team scored again in the game.
» Wabash and Hampden-Sydney both had exactly 399 yards of total offense, while the Little Giants had a 218-153 advantage through the air.
» Wabash had their highest scoring quarter in the second period, when they put up 14 points.
» Wabash converted 6-of-12 third downs while Hampden-Sydney was successful on 7-of-14.
» The Little Giants had two players with more than eight tackles in the ballgame led by Gavin Ruppert, who had 11.
» The Little Giants didn’t allow a sack in the contest.
» Wabash won the time of possession battle 33:11 to 26:49.
»Wabash took care of business in the red zone, scoring four times on five trips inside Hampden-Sydney’s 20-yard line, with all of those scores being touchdowns.
»Both teams forced one turnover in Saturday’s contest, with Wabash turning that takeaway into eight points. The Wabash offense did a good job extending drives, converting on 50 percent of third-down attempts.
» Carter Sido led the H-SC passing attack, completing 15 of his 23 attempts for 153 yards and one touchdown.
» Sido led the Hampden-Sydney rushing attack with 184 yards and three touchdowns.
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FOOTBALL DROPS SEASON OPENER TO DEPAUW 33-21
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The Fightin’ Engineers dropped their season and home opener to the DePauw Tigers, 33-21 in the first meeting between the two teams in Terre Haute since 2011.
The DePauw Tigers jumped out to an early lead after dominating the first quarter as they outgained the Fightin’ Engineers 159-11. They jumped on the board first with a 45 yard touchdown pass from Nathan McCahill to Jaylon Smith, and they doubled their lead to 13-0 on a 55-yard touchdown pass from McCahill to Gabe Quigley.
In the second quarter, Rose-Hulman was able to flip the script completely and take control of the game right back. They would cut into the lead with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Miguel Robertson to Jailen Hobbs to cap off a 13 play, 85 yard drive.
After a DePauw touchdown, the Fightin’ Engineers would answer with the second touchdown from Robertson to Hobbs to make it 20-14. This one a 3-yard touchdown to cap a 10 play, 75 yard drive.
Then, with just 49 seconds left in the half, Robertson would connect on a 39-yard touchdown pass to Chase Wilkinson to take the lead 21-20 heading into the locker room. The Fightin’ Engineers would total 229 yards in the second quarter of the game.
DePauw would come out strong in the second half and drive down the field to score a 5-yard touchdown with Gus Baumgartner to retake the lead 26-21.
The Tigers then began running the clock with their ground game, and they kept the Rose-Hulman offense off the field. The Fightin’ Engineers were held to just five drives in the second half, and they results in two interceptions, two punts, and a turnover on downs.
DePauw would add another touchdown in the fourth quarter and hold on for a 33-21 victory. The Tigers would outgain Rose-Hulman 535 to 268 including 259 yards on the ground. They also controlled the ball with over 40 minutes of time of possession as they ran 29 more plays than the Fightin’ Engineers.
Robertson led the Fightin’ Engineers with 202 yards and 3 touchdowns through the air on 25-37 passing. Grand Ripperda added 12 carries for 45 yards.
Daniel Huery led the team with 13 catches for 85 yards, and Chase Wilkinson added 4 catches for 68 yards and a touchdown. Jailen Hobbs also had two catches through the air.
On the defensive side, Kayden Pierre led the team with 11 tackles. Adam Field, Cameron Dorsey, Riley Lopian, and Jakey Ovanic all added 8 tackles.
Field also hauled in the only interception for the team while Ovanic recorded the lone Rose-Hulman sack.
Andrew Toler showed his Preseason All-American leg with 5 punts for 229 total yards, an average of 45.8 yards. He added 2 punts downed inside the 20 and two punts over 50 yards including his long of 62.
The Fightin’ Engineers will hit the road next Saturday night for a 7 PM tilt with Trine University.
RAVENS FALL IN SEASON OPENER
Trine University put together a 61-0 win against the Anderson University football team on Saturday at Macholtz Stadium.
The Thunder (1-0) held a 444-149 advantage against the Ravens (0-1) in total offense.
Jacob Simpson recovered a fumble and led the Ravens with six tackles. DeMarco Cooley forced a fumble and recorded a quarterback hurry. Marcus Ellis returned an interception 39 yards while Aaron Bau returned an interception 20 yards. Rodrigo Gause and Connor Huffman each provided a quarterback hurry while Ellis added a pass breakup.
Anderson battled DePauw University (1-0) on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. in Greencastle.
THUNDER START SEASON WITH LARGEST VICTORY SINCE 2010
ANDERSON, Ind. – Both the defensive and offensive units were in midseason form as the Trine University football team opened the season with a dominating 61-0 victory over their hosts from Anderson (Ind.) University.
The 61 points is the highest total for the Thunder since 2017 when the team defeated Monmouth College by the score of 63-24 in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Football Championship tournament. It is the largest margin of victory for Trine since 2010 when the program defeated Bluffton University 76-6.
The Ravens received the opening kickoff in the game, but after seven plays, they were forced to punt. Senior Xaine Kirby broke a run for 24 yards on the first play from scrimmage for the Thunder offense with 15 more added on after a face mask call against the home team. Kirby gained five more before senior Alex Price finished off the drive with two more runs to reach the endzone.
The next Anderson drive ended with a more emphatic turnover. This time sophomore Konstantine Thrasivoulou picked off a pass and ran it 45 yards back to the endzone. The pick-six gave the team a 14-0 lead.
After another defensive stop, the Thunder would put together a three minute, 37-yard drive that ended with Kirby scampering into the endzone for another touchdown. Price threw a touchdown pass to sophomore Jermaine Williams a few drives later to build the lead to 28-0.
Senior Jamon Gibson made the next splash play for the defense when he picked off a pass that was made errant by pressure against the Raven quarterback. Gibson ran back the interception 70 yards, just missing out on a pick-six of his own by stepping out of bounds at the Anderson 15 yard line. The play was the highlight of a mammoth game for Gibson who led the team with a pair of sacks while finishing third with four total tackles.
Freshman Ridge Howard also turned in a strong defensive performance leading the team with six tackles while recording an interception of his own. Senior Joseph Johnson finished in second with five tackles.
The Thunder led 34-0 at halftime. They scored again on the opening drive of the second half before pulling the offensive starters for the remainder of the game. Kirby finished his day with a 10-yard run during that final drive bringing his total to 72, enough to not just lead the team but to also help him surpass 2000 career rushing yards at Trine. He is fourth in program history since the school joined NCAA Division III.
Price led the way through the air. He finished the night with three touchdown passes on 184 yards. He added 28 yards on the ground along with a rushing touchdown. Senior Brandon Kline and sophomore John Clampitt joined Williams in catching touchdowns during the game.
Juniors Dominic Crowder and Adam Dafoe along with freshman Craig Nichols added rushing touchdowns in the second half as the Thunder built the final lead of 61-0.
The lone mar to the perfect scorecard were a pair of missed extra points that kept the Thunder from reaching 63 points. Extra points and kickoffs were the lone action that special teams saw during the evening, with Trine never punting the ball.
The team will look to follow up the dominating performance when they return home for their next contest. The home opener is scheduled for Saturday, September 9 at 7 p.m. and features a recently formed rivalry matchup against the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. This will be just the third time the two teams have met on the gridiron, but both previous iterations have featured one-point score margins. The first game went to the Fightin’ Engineers while last season the Thunder came out on top.
TIGERS KICK OFF 136TH SEASON WITH 33-21 WIN AT ROSE-HULMAN
Terre Haute, Ind. – DePauw scored on three of its first four possessions of the 2023 season, but Rose-Hulman took a lead into the halftime before the Tigers rallied with a pair of second-half touchdowns for a 33-21 win in the season opener for both schools.
DePauw’s defense held Rose-Hulman to just 11 total yards in the first quarter and no first downs while building a 13-0 lead.
After a three-and-out defensive stand on the opening drive of the game, DePauw struck first as Nathan McCahill completed a pass to Jaylon Smith who scampered for a 45-yard score to cap a 3-play drive.
Another three-and-out followed for the DePauw defense before McCahill teamed with Gabe Quigley for a 55-yard score to make it 13-0 with 8:31 left in the first.
DePauw’s defense again forced a Rose-Hulman punt and the offense picked up four first downs before being forced to punt, its only one of the game, on the final play of the opening stanza.
The Fightin’ Engineers seemed to have new life with the new quarter as they drove 85 yards in 13 plays with Miguel Robertson teaming with Jailen Hobbs for an 11-yard score to made it 13-7 with 10:53 remaining in the half.
Calen Whitehead’s 46-yard kickoff return to the Tigers’ 47 gave DePauw excellent field position and the Tigers needed eight plays to get on the board again as Gus Baumgartner scored on a 1-yard run with 6:43 left in the half to make it 20-7.
The Fightin’ Engineers countered with another long drive as they used 10 plays to cover 75 yards with Robertson and Hobbs again connecting with a 3-yard touchdown pass with 3:01 left in the half to cut the DePauw lead to 20-13.
Rose-Hulman’s Adam Field picked off McCahill at the Rose-Hulman 25 on the fourth play of DePauw’s ensuing drive and the hosts took their first lead of the game after Robertson connected with Chase Wilkinson for a 39-yard score and Kyle Rehberg booted the extra-point with 49 seconds remaining.
Whitehead again gave the Tigers excellent field position with a 41-yard kickoff return and DePauw drove to the Rose-Hulman 29 before Ben Gomez attempted a 46-yard field goal that was off the mark.
DePauw took the opening kickoff of the second half and marched down the field with Baumgartner giving the Tigers the lead for good at 26-21 with a 5-yard run with 11:47 left in the third.
The Tigers’ Cortez Stoudemire picked off Robertson to end a Rose-Hulman threat on its opening drive of the second half. The Tigers drove to the Engineers’ 33, but couldn’t convert on fourth down.
DePauw possessed the pigskin at the beginning of the fourth but a bad snap was recovered by Rose-Hulman’s Jack LeCrone at the Tigers’ 8-yard line.
Poised to regain the lead, Robertson was intercepted by Stoudemire at the DePauw 5 on the first play of the drive.
The Tigers then drove 95 yards in 14 plays and 6:30 with McCahill tossing a 21-yard strike to Robby Ballentine on fourth-and-seven to make it 33-21 with 7:30 left in the contest.
After forcing Rose-Hulman to punt, the DePauw offense kept the ball for 4:14, but were unsuccessful on a 30-yard field goal.
Robertson completed a 21-yard pass on first down, but four straight incomplete passes gave DePauw the ball as the Tigers sealed the win.
Baumgartner rushed for 122 yards on 25 carries, while Whitehead had 83 yards on 12 tries.
McCahill completed 17 of 30 passes for 276 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Quigley and Whitehead each caught for passes for 85 and 39 yards, respectively.
Grant Ripperda rushed for 45 yards on 12 carries, while Robertson completed 25 of 37 passes for 202 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Daniel Huery caught 13 for 85 yards.
Jake Comer and Luke Marsh each recorded nine tackles with Comer having two tackles for losses totaling nine yards.
Kayden Pierre totaled 11 tackles for Rose-Hulman with Field adding 10.
The Tigers outgained Rose-Hulman 510-268 including 234-66 on the ground. DePauw also held an edge in first downs, 30-16.
DePauw opens the home portion of its schedule on Saturday, Sept. 9, with a 1 p.m. game against Anderson at Blackstock Stadium.
HANOVER DEFEATS CENTRE IN DEFENSIVE BATTLE
DANVILLE, Ky. – Hanover (1-0 overall) snapped a nine game winless streak against the Colonels of Centre on Saturday evening winning the non-conference contest 10-7.
The Hanover defense deemed the deciding factor led by senior Brody Luker (New Palestine, Ind.) with a team-high eight total tackles. As a unit, the Blue and Red recorded 274-yards of offense with 148-yards coming through the air.
After deferring to the second half, the Colonels recorded a 23-yard return opening the contest at the Hanover 38-yard line. Centre wasted little time traveling 62-yards over a two-and-a-half-minute span for the 7-0 lead.
The Panther offense refused to be stifled scoring with 7:42 to play in the opening frame. After the defense forced a four-an-out, quarterback senior Kolton Richards (Kissimmee, Fla.) and the Panther offense went deep into their bag of tricks finding senior Hunter Eads (Batavia, Ohio) in the backfield for a 42-yard gain. With the football well in Centre territory, Richards handled the rest throwing for a nine-yard touchdown pass to junior Jalen Peck (Bloomington, Ind.) for the game tying score, 7-7.
Hanover got the final strike of the first half moving the ball 62 yards on six plays. Junior Austin Oppel (Brandenburg, Ky.) led the charge rushing up the middle for 49-yards before being forced out of bounds at the Centre 28-yard line. Junior Pedro Paixao (Serra, Brazil) propelled HC into the half with the lead following a 32-yard field goal attempt, 10-7.
Centre looked to knot the contest late in the third frame as they were able to travel 45-yards on 12 plays before the Panther defense stalled the surge. The Colonels attempted a 35-yard field goal that missed wide right.
Hanover snapped the nine game drought against Centre after forcing a Colonel four-an-out with 1:29 remaining in the contest.
Hanover returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 16 when they travel to Olivet. Kick-off is slated for 1:00 PM.
ST. FRANCIS FOOTBALL
TALE OF TWO HALVES: USF SUFFERS FIRST LOSS TO (#13) SXU
FORT WAYNE, IN – On Saturday night, the University of Saint Francis Cougars (Ind.) kicked off their season by facing the #13 ranked Saint Xavier Cougars (0-0) at Bishop D’arcy Stadium. Although they kept it close and had momentum on offense in the first half, they struggled to capitalize on that momentum in the second half, ultimately suffering their first loss of the season with a final score of 45-28.
The Cougars started the game strong on defense when Emmanuel Davis recovered a fumble on a fourth-down attempt by Saint Xavier’s offense during their opening drive. This turnover gave USF’s offense excellent field position, commencing their first drive at the 27-yard line. On that drive, the Cougar offense capitalized, culminating in a 16-yard touchdown pass from Garrett Yoon to Crosley Maceachen.
In the subsequent drive, the Cougar defense once again came up big, recovering another fumble, this time by Corey Norris, at around the 11:35 mark in the first quarter. During the following drive, the USF offense executed a bit of trickery with Grant Gremel in the game. The Cougars ran a half-back option play to Cam Gillentine, who completed a pass to Adjaye Dandridge for a 28-yard touchdown pass in the endzone, making it 14-0 in the first quarter.
However, the defense began to slow down as the Saint Xavier Cougars scored a 1-yard rushing touchdown on a wildcat formation, narrowing the score to 14-7, still in the first quarter. The USF offense then stalled, and on the next drive, Saint Xavier advanced down the field, starting with a 60-yard rush and culminating in a 10-yard run at the 4:47 mark, tying the game at 14-14, still in the first quarter.
The second quarter saw back-and-forth action. An 11-yard pass with a quarterback switch to Grant Gremel found Derek Overbay in the endzone, making it 21-14 at the 8:38 mark. Shortly after this drive, Nate Newcomer intercepted a pass at the 7:21 mark, giving the USF offense great field position at the 15-yard line. After some successful ball movement, Eli Patchett scored a 1-yard touchdown, extending the lead to 28-14 at the 6:47 mark.
Saint Xavier, however, responded swiftly, scoring on a 32-yard fade pass to the endzone, making the score 28-21 with 3:34 left in the second quarter. The USF offense couldn’t generate any further points, and Saint Xavier took advantage, scoring on a 6-yard wide-open catch in the endzone just before halftime with 0:01 second remaining.
The second half proved less exciting for the Cougars, as their offense struggled and couldn’t get anything going, resulting in their first loss of the season. Notable stats from the second half included two interceptions by Nate Newcomer and Bailey Parker, totaling 5 total takeaways for the game for USF’s defense.
The Cougars will resume play next Saturday when they travel to Joliet, Illinois, to take on the Saint Francis Saints (1-0) with kickoff set for 2:00 PM | 1:00 PM CDT.
Cougar fans can stay updated with all events and recaps by visiting SaintFrancisCougars.com or by downloading the Saint Francis Cougars app.
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|San Diego||64||73||.467||20||37 – 34||27 – 39||15 – 14||9 – 20||19 – 23||4 – 6||W 2|
|Colorado||50||85||.370||33||29 – 37||21 – 48||14 – 20||11 – 13||8 – 27||2 – 8||W 1|
*****TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY*****
1894 Connie Mack, taking over for the fired skipper Ned Hanlon, leads the Pirates to a 22-1 rout of his former team, the Washington Senators. The triumph will be the Tall Tactician’s first of the major league record-setting 3,731 victories he will collect as a manager with Pittsburgh and the Philadelphia A’s during his 53 years in the dugout.
1906 The Philadelphia Giants, with Rube Foster on the mound, complete a five-game sweep of the Cuban X-Giants with a 3-2 victory, winning the first Freihofer Cup, named after league president William Freihofer. The Negro Championship game attracts 12,000 fans to Philly’s Columbia Park, the largest crowd ever to watch a black baseball game.
1917 Grover Cleveland Alexander goes the distance in both games of the Phillies’ doubleheader sweep of Brooklyn at Ebbets Field. In his 18 innings of work, the Philadelphia right-hander limits the Dodgers to seven hits en route to posting 5-0 and 9-3 victories in the twin bill.
1928 Ty Cobb collects the last hit of his career as a pinch-hitter, doubling off right-hander Bump Hadley in the A’s 6-1 loss to the Senators at Griffith Stadium. The 41-year-old ‘Georgia Peach’ will end his playing days, establishing the major league record for hits with 4,191, which remains until Pete Rose surpasses it in 1985.
1936 Luke Appling’s 27-game hitting streak is snapped by Wes Ferrell when the Red Sox right-hander goes the distance, holding the White Sox shortstop hitless in four plate appearances, including two bases-on-balls, in Chicago’s 3-2 victory at Fenway Park. The 29-year-old infielder establishes a franchise record for consecutive games with a hit and will lead the American League with a .388 batting average this season.
1947 Tommy Henrich and Joe DiMaggio lead the way with four safeties each when the Yankees collect eighteen hits in their 11-2 rout of the Red Sox. Each of the Bronx Bombers’ hits in the Fenway Park contest is a single.
1947 At Shibe Park, A’s right-hander Bill McCahan throws a no-hitter as a rookie, beating the Senators, 3-0. The WW II test pilot, the seventh freshman in baseball history to toss a hitless gem, will hurt his arm lifting barrels of oil in his offseason job, cutting short his promising baseball career due to the injury.
1953 South Bend Blue Sox right-hander Jean Faut tosses a perfect game, beating the Kalamazoo Lassies, 4-0, to become the only professional pitcher in history to accomplish the feat twice. The AAGPBL Player of the Year, who also didn’t allow a Rockford Peaches batter to reach base in a 1951 contest, will pitch only one more game before retiring at the end of the season.
1956 In front of the largest regular-season crowd in County Stadium history, the league-leading Braves split a twin bill with the Reds, 5-3 and 5-7. Much to the delight of many of the 47,604 fans attending the Labor Day double-dip, the home team ends the day 3.5 games in front of Cincinnati and the Dodgers, but Milwaukee will finish the season in second place, winning only 11 of 23 of its remaining games.
1957 Braves left-hander Warren Spahn, with his 8-0 whitewashing of the Cubs at Wrigley Field sets a National League mark for shutouts thrown by a southpaw. The future Hall of Famer has now held his opponents scoreless 41 times, breaking the record previously shared by Eppa Rixey and Larry French.
1961 Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris become the first teammates to each hit fifty home runs in the same season when ‘the Mick’ goes deep twice, including a round-tripper in the ninth to tie the score, in the Yankees’ 8-5 walk-off victory over Detroit at the Bronx ballpark. Roger Maris, who also blasted a pair of homers against the Tigers yesterday, has hit 53 homers in his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s single-season mark of 60.
1962 The expansion Mets are blanked for the 30th time this year, bowing to the Bucs at Forbes Field, 2-0. The Amazins’ tie the 1906 Senators for the second-most times a team has been held scoreless, but the 1908 Cardinals’ mark of being whitewashed in 33 contests will remain the major league mark.
1963 Ron Santo ties the National League record by a third baseman for errors committed in an inning. The Cub infielder’s three miscues in the second frame lead to a seven-run outburst and an eventual 16-3 victory for the Giants at Candlestick Park.
1965 En route to becoming the franchise leader, Jim Hickman becomes the first Met to have a three-homer game, going deep off Cardinal southpaw Ray Sadecki in the second, fourth, and sixth innings in New York’s 6-3 victory at Busch Stadium. With his performance today, the 28-year-old Tennessean surpasses original Met Frank Thomas, who had 52 round-trippers in three seasons with the expansion team.
1967 The Reds intentionally walk Willie McCovey during his first three plate appearances in the Crosley Field contest. Although Cincinnati’s two-out strategy works every time, the Giants prevail when Ray Sadecki hurls a three-hit shutout en route to the team’s 4-0 victory.
1970 Cubs outfielder Billy Williams asks to be benched, thus ending his National League record for consecutive games at 1,117, a mark Steve Garvey will better in 1983 when he plays in 1,207 straight contests. During the streak, Chicago’s future Hall of Famer becomes known as the ‘Iron Man,’ authoring a book with that title in 1970.
1975 Future Hall of Famer Bob Gibson gives up a grand slam to Chicago’s Pete LaCock, the son of Hollywood Squares host Peter Marshall. The Cardinal right-hander faces one more batter to end the inning, retiring Don Kessinger on a groundout, and never returns to a big-league mound.
1977 Sadaharu Oh hits his 756th career homer to surpass Hank Aaron as the all-time career home run leader in professional baseball. The Japanese superstar, a 1994 inductee into his country’s Hall of Fame, will hit 868 homers during his 22 seasons with the Yomiuri Giants.
1978 At Dodger Stadium, Lee Mazzilli becomes the first Mets player to hit a home run from both sides of the plate in a game. The center fielder’s first and seventh inning blasts hit off southpaw Tommy John and right-hander Charlie Hough, pace the last-place club to an 8-5 victory.
1981 The Red Sox and the Mariners play nineteen innings to a 7-7 tie. The game ends with the Mariners winning 8-7, thanks to a Joe Simpson RBI triple, in twenty innings when the suspended game is resumed the following day, making it the longest game played in Fenway Park history.
1984 Rick Sutcliffe, in the Cubs’ 5-4 victory over Philadelphia at Veterans Stadium, strikes out 15 batters, tying a franchise record shared by Dick Drott (1957) and Burt Hooton (1971). The trio’s accomplishment will remain the standard for a nine-inning game until Kerry Wood fans 20 Astros in 1998.
1985 Future Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, with his 525th career round-tripper, becomes the first major leaguer to collect one hundred home runs for three different teams. The California outfielder, who hit 269 during his ten seasons with Oakland and 144 in five years with the Yankees, hits two homers to go over the century mark playing for the Angels in the team’s 14-8 loss to Detroit.
1986 After each team scores three times in the seventeenth inning to remain tied, the Astros finally edge the Cubs, 8-7, thanks to Billy Hatcher’s home run in the top of the next frame. The Wrigley Field contest, suspended yesterday at the end of the 14th due to darkness, ended with the score knotted at 4-4.
1990 Bobby Thigpen, breaking the mark established by Dave Righetti with the Yankees in 1986, sets a major league record with his 47th save when he pitches a scoreless ninth inning in Chicago’s 4-2 defeat of Kansas City at Comiskey Park. The White Sox reliever will save another ten games before the season ends, extending the record to 57.
1994 With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Jackson Generals overcome a 1-0 deficit when Tom Nevers and Jeff Ball hit back-to-back homers at Mississippi’s Smith-Wills Stadium. The dramatic decisive Game 5 victory over the Shreveport Captains enables the Astros’ AA minor league farm club to capture the Texas League East championship series.
1995 In the Bronx, Tony Fernandez becomes the tenth Yankee to hit for the cycle when he goes 4-for 5 against Oakland. The shortstop will complete the unique feat with a double that will lead to scoring the tying run in the bottom of the ninth inning, but the Bombers will suffer a 10-9 loss when Rickey Henderson goes deep in the top of the tenth frame.
1996 Todd Stottlemyre and the Cardinals beat the Astros at Busch Stadium, 12-5. With his win, the Redbirds’ right-hander and his dad Mel set the major league record with 259 victories by a father (164) and son (95), surpassing Dizzy and Steve Trout.
2000 Kenny Lofton’s first-inning run ties a 1939 major league record set by the Yankees’ Red Rolfe, scoring in his eighteenth consecutive game. The speedy Indian outfielder, besides hitting the game-winning homer in the 13th, also steals five bases, tying Cleveland’s single-game record set twice by Alex Cole, once in 1990 and then again in 1992.
2001 In just his 11th start, Cardinal freshman hurler Bud Smith, throwing 134 pitches, no-hits the Padres at Qualcomm Stadium on Labor Day, 4-0. The 21-year-old southpaw becomes the 18th rookie to throw a no-hitter since 1900 to accomplish the feat.
2002 By losing their 15th straight game at Shea Stadium, the Mets pass the dubious mark set by the 1911 Braves to establish a new National League record for consecutive losses at home. The Amazins’ did not win one home game in August, finishing the month 0-13 in New York.
2002 Joaquin Benoit, in the Rangers’ 7-1 victory at Camden Yards, pitches seven innings of one-hit ball in relief against the Orioles. The Texas reliever’s performance is the longest save ever recorded in major league history.
2006 In the opener of a doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia’s Ryan Howard belts three home runs, bringing the first baseman’s total to 52. The sophomore slugger, the 24th major leaguer to reach the milestone, becomes the first Phillies player to hit 50 homers, passing Ralph Kiner’s 51 round-trippers for the Pirates in 1947 for the most homers hit by a second-year player in big-league history.
2006 The Marlins, 11-31 in late May, become the first team since 1899 to reach a .500 record after being 20 games below the mediocre mark. Their 10-3 victory over the Brewers gets the team even at 68-68, placing the ‘Fish’ two games behind the Padres in the wild-card standings.
2007 Mets right-hander Pedro Martinez, making his first start of the season, whiffs Reds hurler Aaron Harang to become the 15th major league pitcher to record 3,000 career strikeouts. The three-time Cy Young winner has missed most of the season recovering from rotator cuff surgery.
2007 With a home run against Yankees starter Roger Clemens, Ichiro Suzuki collects his 200th hit for the seventh consecutive year. The Mariner outfielder joins Wee Willie Keeler (Orioles and Brooklyn Grooms/Superbas, 1894-1901) and Wade Boggs (Red Sox, 1983-1989) as the third player to accomplish the feat and will tie Keeler’s record of eight straight seasons if he reaches the milestone next year.
2008 Yankee Alex Rodriguez’s towering fly ball, which bounces off the Tropicana Field catwalk behind the foul pole in left field, is immediately ruled a home run by Brian Runge. The third base umpire’s decision, disputed by Rays catcher Dioner Navarro, proves correct as the men in blue take 2 minutes and 15 seconds to review the video, becoming the first crew to use the new instant-replay system since its implementation last week.
2008 Although the official attendance, based on tickets sold, is announced to be 11,211, fewer than 600 fans attend the Marlins game against Atlanta at Miami’s Dolphin Stadium. In contention for most of the season, the Fish beat the Braves on the hot and humid afternoon in Florida, 5-3.
2009 Pedro Martinez, tossing seven innings of one-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park in the Phillies’ 2-1 victory over the Giants, becomes just the tenth pitcher in major league history to win 100 games in both leagues. The right-hander compiled a 117-37 (.760) record pitching for Boston during his seven-year stint in the American League.
2009 Jorge Posada’s homer and four RBIs contribute to the Yankees’ 7-5 victory over Toronto at the Rogers Centre. The Bronx backstop’s round-tripper makes it the first time the Bronx Bombers have had seven 20-homer players, matching a major league record shared by 1996 Orioles, 2000 Blue Jays, and 2005 Rangers.
2009 After starting 13 times with two different clubs, Pat Misch’s team finally wins a game he starts when the Mets beat the Rockies, 8-3. The former Giants’ starter, who earned the Coors Field victory for New York, had tied a dubious mark established over the 1993-94 seasons by Seattle’s John Cummings for the longest winless streak endured by a team with the same starter on the mound.
2010 Major League Baseball penalizes six players, both skippers and a coach, following an ugly brawl that occurred two days ago between the Nationals and Marlins in Miami, resulting from Chris Volstad throwing at Nyjer Morgan for the second time in the game. The Florida outfielder, who became a target after separating catcher Brett Hayes’ shoulder in the previous contest, retaliated to being hit in the fourth by stealing two bases charges the mound after the sixth-inning incident, setting off the melee.
2010 Stephen Strasburg undergoes reconstructive elbow surgery where Dr. Lewis Yocum takes a piece of the ligament from the 22-year-old right-hander’s left leg and transplants it into the rookie’s pitching elbow. The ‘Tommy John’ surgery might keep the Nationals’ much-heralded phenom out of the starting rotation until the 2012 season.
2011 Left-handed starter Tom Milone hits a home run on the first pitch he sees in the big leagues. The 24-year-old southpaw’s three-run blast gives him a 5-0 lead at the time, but the rookie goes only 4.1 innings in his debut and doesn’t get the win in the Nationals’ 9-8 victory over New York.
2011 George Kottaras, needing a two-bagger to become the first major leaguer to hit for the cycle this season, strokes an apparent triple but accomplishes the feat when the ball bounces off of Tal’s Hill, a 20-degree angled incline located in centerfield, over the fence for an unexpected ground-rule double. The Brewers backstop also hit a solo homer in the fourth, a sixth-inning triple, and singled in the seventh in Milwaukee’s 8-4 victory of Houston at Minute Maid Park.
2012 The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, with its ballpark known as PNC Field in Moosic (PA) under renovations, finish the season, playing their entire 144-game schedule away from home. The International League (AAA) team will become unofficially known as the Empire State Yankees, using six different venues where all but twelve of their ‘home’ games take place in Upstate New York.
2012 The Nationals win their eighty-second game when they beat Chicago at home, 2-1, assuring the team of their first winning season since leaving Montreal to play in Washington. The transplanted team finished precisely .500 after their first year in the nation’s capital, posting an 81-81 record in 2005.
2013 Max Scherzer’s opportunity to become the second hurler to start a season with a 20-1 record ends when Jon Lester and the Red Sox beat the Tigers at Fenway Park, 2-1. Yankees right-hander Roger Clemens, who finished 20-3 in 2001, remains the only pitcher to open a campaign 20-1.
2013 The Pirates ensure their first non-losing campaign since 1992, when the team beats Milwaukee at Miller Park, 4-3. Travis Snider’s ninth-inning pinch-hit home run brings the Bucs their eighty-first victory this season, a total the team hadn’t reached in 21 years.
2014 In the Red Sox’ 9-4 victory at Yankee Stadium, Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts become the first Boston rookies to hit a home run in the same game at the Bronx ballpark in 62 years. In 1952, Dick Gernert and Faye Throneberry also accomplished the feat, providing the difference in the team’s 3-1 win over the Bombers.
2015 Bryce Harper, thanks to being issued four bases-on-balls, scores four times and records an RBI without ever swinging his bat in Washington’s 15-1 rout of the Braves at Nationals Park. The 22-year-old slugger from Las Vegas joins Rickey Henderson, Joe Morgan, and Larry Doby, who also were 0-for-0 and scored four runs without an official at-bat.
2020 Before their game against the Yankees at Citi Field, the Mets pay tribute to Tom Seaver by adding a spot of dirt to the right knee of their uniforms reminiscent of the result of the Hall of Fame right-hander’s drop-and-drive delivery. Last night, the Hall of Fame announced the three-time Cy Young Award winner” had died two days ago from complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19.
*****BASEBALL HALL OF FAME******
George “Mule” Suttles was almost lost to history.
As noted in a Tuscaloosa News article following his 2006 induction in the Baseball Hall of Fame, “He was born at the start of a century that’s passed in a town that no longer exists. He played for teams that have long since folded, in leagues that closed up shop more than 50 years ago.”
Even so, the reputation of Mule Suttles was sufficient to ensure his name would not be forgotten.
“He didn’t get the ballyhoo that Satchel and Josh got,” said teammate Squire Moore. “They were the ones who it seemed all the sports writers put the praise on. Mule Suttles was a powerful hitter. I can’t fathom why he didn’t get the publicity they got. He was a laid-back person. He didn’t do much talking. He wasn’t the boastful type. Sometimes the better players get overlooked.”
Born March 31, 1901, in Edgewater, Ala., Suttles – a slugging first baseman and outfielder – had a playing career that lasted almost the entire golden era of Negro Leagues baseball, from 1921 to 1944. He starred with some of the great squads of segregated baseball, including the Newark Eagles, Chicago American Giants and the Birmingham Black Barons.
He topped the .300 mark in 12 full seasons and was particularly known for his power. According to Moore, fans and opponents would gather to watch him at batting practice.
“They’d come out to see him hit the ball. I can tell you he was a great hitter. He was known for his power. He could really hit the ball a long way. In batting practice, he hit some tape-measure balls. He could really hit it for distance.”
His skills were so noted by his contemporaries that he was selected to play in five East-West Classic All-Star Games, where in 1933 he knocked the first home run ever hit in the event.
In addition to his baseball skills, Suttles was also known as a good teammate, often serving as a father figure to the younger players.
“We always wondered why Uncle George was never mentioned,” said his niece Merriett Burley who accepted his plaque during the 2006 Induction Ceremony in Cooperstown. “They always mentioned Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson and Cool Papa Bell, but they never mentioned Uncle George. We’re now saying he’s getting his just rewards.”
Suttles passed away on July 9, 1966.
September 3, 1895 – The very first openly paid player in a football game is played as quarterback John Brallier is paid $10 plus expenses to play for the Latrobe Athletic Association. Latrobe’s starting quarterback Eddie Blair had a prior commitment to play in a baseball game, so his Latrobe club approached the 17 year old Brallier, that was about to start school at Washington and Jefferson College to play in his place. Brallier was reluctant as he did not want to get injured before starting a promising college career, so Latrobe made it worth his while. The Latrobe team won 12-0 over the rival Jeanette Athletic Association and Brallier went on to have a great season at W&J, while also playing a few more game for Latrobe too. The next season after fielding offers from multiple colleges and clubs to play ball, he settled on playing for West Virginia University. After only a few games for the Mountaineers he left the team due to what he described as “financial difficulties” of the school not taking care of players and returned to Latrobe to coach and quarterback the club.
September 3, 1966 – The Houston Oilers open their season with some strong defense as they hold the Denver Broncos to ZERO first downs at Rice Stadium in a 45-7 victory.
September 3, 1994 – University of Florida QB Terry Dean throws a record 7 touchdowns in the first half against New Mexico State in a a lopsided 70-21 Gator win.
September 3, 1994 – The University of Miami Hurricanes set an NCAA record for the most consecutive home wins at 58 as they knock off Georgia Southern 56-0. Alabama held the previous record of 57 home wins from 1962 to 1982 under the coaching of the legendary Bear Bryant.
September 3, 1995 – The debut games of two new NFL expansion franchises took place.
September 3, 1923 – Bradshaw, Texas – The fantastic Defensive End from the US Naval Academy Ed Sprinkle was born. The Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrined Ed in 2020.
September 3, 1930 – Tom Scott was a former end/linebacker from the University of Virginia according to the National Football Foundation. Tom was an All-American at both offensive end and as a defensive end/linebacker. He is remembered in the College Football Hall of Fame for his great on field exploits during college. Scott played professionally for the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants. In college he also excelled as an elite lacrosse player.
September 3, 1966 – Bennie Blades was a former safety for the Hurricanes of the University of Miami. Blades was placed in the College Football Hall of Fame in the class of 2006 for his fine play according to the National Football Foundation. Blades and his ‘Canes teammate, Sean Taylor share the Miami single season interception record. He made it in the NFL as well playing for both the Detroit Lions and the Seattle Seahawks.
******FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME******
Years: Haskell Indian Nations [KS] (1920-21), Carroll [WI] (1922), TCU (1923-28), Texas A&M (1929-33), SMU (1935-41, 1945-49)
Place of Birth: Fort Worth, TX
Date of Birth: Feb 22, 1899
Place of Death: Dallas, TX
Date of Death: Jun 30, 1983
They called him “Moanin’ Matty,” because coach Madison Bell was the master of pessimistic predictions, usually used to serve his own best interests. When Bell pulled out the crying towel, opposing coaches became wary. There was good reason. Bell instilled in his players the same cold and calculated approach which dominated his own personal preparations before a game. “When I was coaching at Texas A&M we played Tulane’s 1931 Rose Bowl team, and I never forgot the ice-water poise they had in the unexcited way they went about their business”, he once recalled. “I told myself that if I ever had a great team I’d try to keep them in the same frame of mind.” Bell had that great team in 1935 at Southern Methodist. His Mustangs swept through the 12-game regular season on the way to a co-National Championship, before losing to Stanford, 7-0, in the Rose Bowl. His SMU superstars included, in 1948, Doak Walker and Kyle Rote. Before his years at SMU, Bell coached at Haskell Institute, Carroll College, Texas Christian and Texas A&M. The 1935 SMU squad was the first team from west of the Mississippi (aside from the Pacific Coast Conference teams) to be invited to the Rose Bowl, and that fact helped to put Southwest Conference football on the map. Bell finished his career with 153 victories.
*****INDIANA FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME*****
South Bend Central
South Bend Central
Four letters in baseball, two in football, and two in basketball; captain of 1913-1914 team; played every minute of all football, baseball, and basketball games.
Wabash College 1914-1916; University of Notre Dame
At Wabash, won two letters in football, two in baseball, and one in basketball; All-Western fullback; second team All-American; started as quarterback while at Notre Dame Law School.
While playing football in high school between 1913-1914, scored 53 points in one game; kicked 14 extra points in one game; kicked 25 extra points in two games; threw 6 touchdown passes to one end in one game; averaged 28 points a game in 1914; his football team scored 505 points to a mere 7 for their opponents during high school; Leslie did all the kicking and passing and 90% of the ball carrying.
******NUMBERS IN SPORTS******
3 – 21 – 4 – 26 – 44 – 50 – 1 – 42 – 8
September 3, 1906 – Philadelphia Giants won the Negro Championship Cup in Philadelphia before 10,000 fans. The game was black baseball’s largest crowd ever
September 3, 1906 – After an 8 minute argument over an umpire call the NY Highlanders win on forfeit over Philadelphia A’s; Highlanders’ MLB record 5th doubleheader sweep on consecutive days
September 3, 1928 – Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Ty Cobb recorded his 4,189th and final career hit, as a pinch hitter for Philadelphia A’s in 6-1 loss v Washington Senators
September 3, 1932 – Philadelphia A’s first baseman Jimmie Foxx, Number 3 smashed his 50th & 51st home runs to become only 3rd player to reach 50 in a MLB season. With this reached he joined the exclusive club with members Babe Ruth (Number 3) and Hack Wilson
September 3, 1957 – Milwaukee Braves pitcher Warren Spahn, Number 21 set an NL record for a left-hander with 41st shut-out; beats Cubs, 8-0
September 3, 1966 – Future Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Orr, Number 4 signed his first NHL contract with the Boston Bruins; 2 year deal paying a then record $70,000 plus signing bonus
September 3, 1970 – After playing a National League record 1,117 consecutive MLB games, Chicago Cubs outfielder Billy Williams, Number 26 asked for a day off from the field to rest and sit the bench.
September 3, 1972 – Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron (Number 44) earned his 6,135th total base to break Stan Musial’s MLB record in an 8-0 home defeat to the Philadelphia Phillies
September 3, 1974 – San Francisco Giants’ pitcher John Montefusco, wearing Number 50 in his MLB debut, homers in his first at bat and pitches 9 innings in relief to earn a 9 – 5 victory over the Dodgers
September 3, 1974 – Future Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame guard Oscar Robertson, Number 1 retired from professional hoops. Mr. Robertson left the NBA with an amazing 26,710 points, 9,887 assists and 7,804 rebounds in 1,040 games. Oscar also was known to have worn Number 14 with some other clubs in the Association.
September 3, 1977 – Japanese baseball superstar Sadaharu Oh, Number 1 on the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese baseballhit his 756th career home run to surpass Number 44, Hank Aaron as all-time career leader in professional baseball
September 3, 1984 – St. Louis Cardinals closer Bruce Sutter, Number 42 surpassed the National League record for saves in a season with his 38th in 7-3 win over the NY Mets
September 3, 1985 – New York Mets catcher Gary Carter, Number 8 was on fire whencrushed 3 consecutive home runs in an 8-3 win against the San Diego Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium
******TV SUNDAY ******
Sunday, September 3
ESPN — Formula 1: The Pirelli Italian Grand Prix, Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy
CBSSN — FIM Motocross: The MX2, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
CBSSN — FIM Motocross: The MXGP, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
FS1 — NHRA: Qualifying, Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, Indianapolis (Taped)
NBC — FIM MotoGP: The Catalan Grand Prix, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain (Taped)
NBC — NTT IndyCar Series: The Bitnile.com Grand Prix of Portland, Portland International Raceway, Portland, Ore.
FOX — NHRA: The Funny Car NHRA All-Star Callout, Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, Indianapolis
USA — NASCAR Cup Series: The Cook Out Southern 500, Playoffs – Round of 16, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, S.C.
ESPNU — AVP Chicago Gold Series: Men’s and Women’s Championships, Chicago
CBSSN — Winnipeg at Saskatchewan
COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY
ACCN — James Madison at Wake Forest
CBS — Northwestern at Rutgers
ESPN — Jackson St. vs. Florida A&M, Miami
CBS — Oregon St. at San Jose St.
NFLN — Morehouse vs. Virginia Union, Canton, Ohio
ESPNU — Fort Valley St. vs. Tuskegee, Montgomery, Ala.
ABC — LSU vs. Florida St., Orlando, Fla.
COLLEGE SOCCER (WOMEN’S)
BTN — Notre Dame at Michigan St.
ACCN — Arkansas at North Carolina
COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL (WOMEN’S)
ACCN — Kentucky at Pittsburgh
ESPNU — Minnesota at Florida
ESPN2 — Stanford at Texas
CNBC — UCI: Vuelta a España, Stage 9, Cartagena to Collado de la Cruz de Caravaca, 114 miles, Spain
FIBA BASKETBALL (MEN’S)
ESPN2 — FIBA World Cup: Lithuania vs. U.S., Second Round, Manila, Philippines
GOLF — The Walker Cup: Team U.S. vs. Team Great Britain & Ireland – Team Play, St. Andrews (Old Course), Fife, Scotland
GOLF — DP World Tour: The Omega European Masters, Final Round, Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club, Crans-Montana, Switzerland (Taped)
GOLF — LPGA Tour: The Portland Classic, Final Round, Columbia Edgewater Macan Course, Portland, Ore.
FS2 — Saratoga Live: From Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
FS1 — Saratoga Live: From Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
FS2 — Saratoga Live: From Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
PEACOCK — Philadelphia at Milwaukee
MLBN — Regional Coverage: Seattle at NY Mets OR Miami at Washington
MLBN — Regional Coverage: Atlanta at LA Dodgers OR San Francisco at San Diego (Joined in Progress)
ESPN — NY Yankees at Houston
CBSSN — SPFL Premiership: Celtic at Rangers
USA — Premier League: Aston Villa at Liverpool
NBC — Premier League: Manchester United at Arsenal
CBSSN — Serie A: Fiorentina at Inter Milan
FS1 — MLS: NY Red Bulls at Philadelphia Union
CBSSN — NWSL: Chicago at Washington
ESPN — ATP/WTA: The U.S. Open, Round of 16, Flushing, N.Y.
ABC — ATP/WTA: The U.S. Open, Round of 16, Flushing, N.Y.
ESPN2 — ATP/WTA: The U.S. Open, Round of 16, Flushing, N.Y.
ESPN2 — ATP/WTA: The U.S. Open, Round of 16, Flushing, N.Y.
TRACK AND FIELD
CNBC — IAAF World Athletics Diamond League: The Wanda Diamond League Xiamen, Xiamen, China (Taped)
ESPN2 — New York at Chicago
NBATV — Phoenix at Minnesota