***********INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WEEK 6***********
ANDERSON (1-4) AT INDIANAPOLIS TECH (0-5)
ANDREAN (2-3) AT HIGHLAND (2-3)
ANGOLA (0-5) AT FAIRFIELD (3-2)
AVON (0-5) AT FISHERS (3-2)
BATESVILLE (4-1) AT LAWRENCEBURG (4-1)
BEECH GROVE (2-3) AT MONROVIA (4-1)
BELLMONT (0-5) AT LEO (3-2)
BEN DAVIS (4-1) AT LAWRENCE NORTH (4-1)
BLOOMINGTON NORTH (5-0) AT NEW ALBANY (1-4)
BREBEUF JESUIT (2-2) AT INDIANAPOLIS RONCALLI (3-2)
BROWNSBURG (5-0) AT WESTFIELD (5-0)
BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL (5-0) AT SEYMOUR (2-3)
CASCADE (3-2) AT NORTH PUTNAM (1-4)
CASTON (0-5) AT NORTH WHITE (5-0)
CENTER GROVE (4-1) AT LAWRENCE CENTRAL (2-3)
CENTRAL NOBLE (2-3) AT LAKELAND (4-1)
CHESTERTON (1-4) AT PORTAGE (0-5)
CHRISTEL HOUSE MANUAL (2-3) AT INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE (2-3)
CHULA VISTA EASTLAKE (CALIF.) AT HAMMOND CENTRAL (4-1)
CLARKSVILLE (0-5) AT PERRY CENTRAL (2-3)
CLOVERDALE (2-3) AT SOUTH DECATUR (4-1)
COLUMBIA CITY (5-0) AT NEW HAVEN (5-0)
COLUMBUS NORTH (2-3) AT TERRE HAUTE NORTH (0-5)
CONCORD (3-2) AT GOSHEN (0-5)
CORYDON CENTRAL (0-5) AT SALEM (0-5)
CRAWFORD COUNTY (0-5) AT SPRINGS VALLEY (4-1)
CULVER (0-5) AT WINAMAC (0-5)
CULVER ACADEMY (2-3) AT KANKAKEE VALLEY (1-4)
DEKALB (2-3) AT HUNTINGTON NORTH (1-4)
DELPHI (1-4) AT CLINTON PRAIRIE (4-1)
EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL (1-4) AT GRIFFITH (2-3)
EAST NOBLE (3-2) AT NORWELL (1-4)
EASTBROOK (3-2) AT BLACKFORD (0-5)
EASTERN (GREENTOWN) (3-2) AT CLINTON CENTRAL (1-3)
EASTERN GREENE (3-2) AT PAOLI (4-1)
EASTERN HANCOCK (3-2) AT MILAN (3-2)
EASTSIDE (3-2) AT PRAIRIE HEIGHTS (0-5)
EDGEWOOD (1-4) AT INDIAN CREEK (2-3)
ELWOOD (1-4) AT MADISON-GRANT (4-1)
EVANSVILLE CENTRAL (0-5) AT JASPER (3-2)
EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL (5-0) AT EVANSVILLE BOSSE (1-4)
EVANSVILLE NORTH (3-2) AT EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (1-4)
EVANSVILLE REITZ (5-0) AT CASTLE (3-2)
FLOYD CENTRAL (4-1) AT COLUMBUS EAST (2-3)
FORT WAYNE DWENGER (2-3) AT FORT WAYNE NORTHROP (0-5)
FORT WAYNE LUERS (3-2) AT FORT WAYNE NORTH (2-3)
FORT WAYNE SNIDER (5-0) AT HOMESTEAD (2-3)
FORT WAYNE SOUTH (0-5) AT FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA (0-5)
FORT WAYNE WAYNE (3-2) AT CARROLL (FORT WAYNE) (3-2)
FRANKFORT (1-4) AT WESTERN BOONE (3-2)
FREMONT (1-4) AT CHURUBUSCO (1-4)
GREENCASTLE (3-2) AT BROWN COUNTY (1-4)
GREENSBURG (0-5) AT FRANKLIN COUNTY (2-3)
HAGERSTOWN (4-1) AT SHENANDOAH (1-4)
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (4-1) AT ZIONSVILLE (3-2)
HAMMOND NOLL (1-4) AT LAKE STATION (2-3)
HANOVER CENTRAL (5-0) AT MUNSTER (2-3)
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (4-1) AT COVENANT CHRISTIAN (3-2)
HERITAGE HILLS (5-0) AT GIBSON SOUTHERN (3-2)
INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (3-2) AT FREDERICK DOUGLASS (KY.)
INDIANAPOLIS CHATARD (5-0) AT GUERIN CATHOLIC (4-1)
INDIANAPOLIS RITTER (3-2) AT TRITON CENTRAL (4-1)
INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA (4-1) AT INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN (5-0)
INDIANAPOLIS TINDLEY (2-3) AT PURDUE POLYTECHNIC (2-3)
JAY COUNTY (3-2) AT WOODLAN (2-3)
JEFFERSONVILLE (0-5) AT SILVER CREEK (3-2)
JENNINGS COUNTY (3-2) AT BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE (3-2)
JIMTOWN (2-3) AT TIPPECANOE VALLEY (5-0)
JOHN GLENN (3-2) AT BREMEN (3-2)
KNIGHTSTOWN (2-3) AT CAMBRIDGE CITY LINCOLN (1-3)
KNOX (5-0) AT LAVILLE (5-0)
KOKOMO (5-0) AT MCCUTCHEON (2-3)
LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (2-3) AT RENSSELAER CENTRAL (2-3)
LAFAYETTE JEFF (3-2) AT HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE) (4-1)
LAPEL (2-3) AT HERITAGE (4-1)
LAPORTE (1-4) AT MERRILLVILLE (4-1)
LEBANON (2-3) AT TRI-WEST (4-1)
LOWELL (2-3) AT HOBART (4-1)
MACONAQUAH (3-2) AT NORTH MIAMI (1-4)
MADISON (1-4) AT MITCHELL (1-4)
MANCHESTER (2-3) AT SOUTHWOOD (3-2)
MARION (2-3) AT LOGANSPORT (1-4)
MARTINSVILLE (3-2) AT WHITELAND (2-3)
MICHIGAN CITY (2-3) AT LAKE CENTRAL (3-2)
MISSISSINEWA (5-0) AT ALEXANDRIA (5-0)
MOORESVILLE (2-3) AT FRANKLIN (3-2)
MOUNT VERNON (POSEY) (4-1) AT BOONVILLE (2-3)
NEW CASTLE (1-4) AT DELTA (4-1)
NEW PALESTINE (3-2) AT GREENFIELD-CENTRAL (5-0)
NEW PRAIRIE (4-1) AT SOUTH BEND ADAMS (1-4)
NOBLESVILLE (3-2) AT FRANKLIN CENTRAL (3-2)
NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG) (1-4) AT GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN (2-3)
NORTH CENTRAL (INDIANAPOLIS) (0-5) AT CARMEL (3-2)
NORTH DAVIESS (4-1) AT WEST WASHINGTON (3-2)
NORTH DECATUR (3-2) AT RUSHVILLE (1-4)
NORTH HARRISON (4-1) AT EASTERN (PEKIN) (2-3)
NORTH MONTGOMERY (3-2) AT CRAWFORDSVILLE (0-5)
NORTH NEWTON (0-5) AT FRONTIER (3-2)
NORTH POSEY (4-1) AT TECUMSEH (0-5)
NORTH VERMILLION (3-2) AT ATTICA (0-5)
NORTHEASTERN (5-0) AT CENTERVILLE (5-0)
NORTHRIDGE (4-1) AT WAWASEE (1-4)
NORTHWESTERN (2-3) AT TIPTON (1-4)
OAK HILL (3-2) AT FRANKTON (2-3)
PARK TUDOR (5-0) AT FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK (0-5)
PARKE HERITAGE (2-3) AT COVINGTON (2-3)
PENDLETON HEIGHTS (3-2) AT MOUNT VERNON (FORTVILLE) (2-3)
PENN (4-1) AT MISHAWAKA MARIAN (2-3)
PERRY MERIDIAN (2-3) AT GREENWOOD (3-2)
PHALEN ACADEMY (1-3) AT INDIANAPOLIS ATTUCKS (4-1)
PIKE (1-4) AT WARREN CENTRAL (2-3)
PIKE CENTRAL (1-4) AT WASHINGTON (1-4)
PLAINFIELD (5-0) AT DECATUR CENTRAL (3-2)
PLYMOUTH (2-3) AT NORTHWOOD (3-2)
PRINCETON (1-4) AT NORTH KNOX (3-2)
PROVIDENCE (5-0) AT IRVINGTON PREP ACADEMY (0-5)
RICHMOND (1-4) AT MUNCIE CENTRAL (0-5)
RIVER FOREST (3-2) AT BOONE GROVE (3-2)
ROCHESTER (4-1) AT PERU (5-0)
SCOTTSBURG (3-2) AT CHARLESTOWN (2-3)
SEEGER (4-1) AT FOUNTAIN CENTRAL (4-1)
SHERIDAN (4-1) AT TAYLOR (1-4)
SOUTH ADAMS (3-2) AT ADAMS CENTRAL (5-0)
SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH (3-2) AT ELKHART (1-4)
SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON (2-3) AT SOUTH BEND RILEY (5-0)
SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS) (2-3) AT NORTH JUDSON (3-2)
SOUTH DEARBORN (3-2) AT EAST CENTRAL (5-0)
SOUTH NEWTON (3-2) AT WEST CENTRAL (5-0)
SOUTH SPENCER (2-3) AT FOREST PARK (3-2)
SOUTH VERMILLION (4-1) AT RIVERTON PARKE (1-4)
SOUTHERN WELLS (1-4) AT BLUFFTON (5-0)
SOUTHMONT (4-1) AT DANVILLE (3-2)
SOUTHPORT (0-5) AT BLOOMINGTON SOUTH (4-1)
SOUTHSIDE HOME SCHOOL AT INDIANAPOLIS WASHINGTON (2-3)
SPEEDWAY (1-4) AT CONNERSVILLE (2-3)
SULLIVAN (2-3) AT OWEN VALLEY (2-3)
SWITZERLAND COUNTY (3-2) AT EDINBURGH (0-5)
TELL CITY (3-2) AT SOUTHRIDGE (3-2)
TRI-CENTRAL (1-4) AT CARROLL (FLORA) (5-0)
TRITON (3-2) AT PIONEER (4-1)
TWIN LAKES (4-1) AT HAMILTON HEIGHTS (5-0)
UNION COUNTY (0-5) AT UNION CITY (0-5)
VALPARAISO (4-1) AT CROWN POINT (5-0)
VINCENNES LINCOLN (4-1) AT EVANSVILLE HARRISON (0-5)
WABASH (0-5) AT NORTHFIELD (1-4)
WARSAW (5-0) AT MISHAWAKA (4-1)
WES-DEL (1-4) AT MONROE CENTRAL (1-4)
WEST NOBLE (5-0) AT GARRETT (2-3)
WEST VIGO (1-4) AT SOUTH PUTNAM (4-1)
WESTERN (2-3) AT LINTON-STOCKTON (4-1)
WHEELER (2-3) AT GARY WEST (3-2)
WHITING (2-3) AT CALUMET (1-4)
WHITKO (1-4) AT LEWIS CASS (2-3)
WINCHESTER (3-2) AT TRI (3-2)
YORKTOWN (3-2) AT SHELBYVILLE (3-2)
**********INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS GOLF SECTIONAL FINALS**************
1. Valparaiso (9) | Valparaiso Country Club | Mon, 9 am CT | Results
Boone Grove, Chesterton, Hammond Bishop Noll, Hammond Central, Hammond Morton, Hobart, Portage, Valparaiso, Wheeler
2. Lake Central (11) | Palmira Golf & Country Club | Fri, 8 am CT | Results
Andrean, Calumet, Crown Point, Griffith, Hanover Central, Highland, Illiana Christian, Lake Central, Lowell, Merrillville, Munster
3. LaPorte (11) | Beechwood GC | Fri, 8:30 am CT | Results
Glenn, Knox, LaPorte, Marquette Catholic, Michigan City, New Prairie, North Judson-San Pierre, Oregon-Davis, South Central (Union Mills), Tri-Township, Westville
4. Penn (9) | Knollwood Country Club | Fri, 9 am ET | Results
Elkhart, Mishawaka, Mishawaka Marian, Penn, South Bend Adams, South Bend Riley, South Bend Saint Joseph, South Bend Washington, Trinity School at Greenlawn
5. Twin Lakes (12) | Tippecanoe Country Club | Mon, 9 am ET | Results
Caston, DeMotte Christian, Kankakee Valley, Logansport, North Newton, Pioneer, Rensselaer Central, Rochester Community, South Newton, Tri-County, Twin Lakes, Winamac Community
6. Northridge (12) | Meadow Valley GC | Fri, 8 am ET | Results
Carroll (Fort Wayne), Central Noble, Churubusco, Concord, East Noble, Fairfield, Goshen, Lakeland, Northridge, Prairie Heights, West Noble, Westview
7. Angola (13) | Zollner GC | Fri, 9 am ET | Results
Angola, DeKalb, Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran, Fort Wayne North Side, Fort Wayne Northrop, Fort Wayne Snider, Fremont, Garrett, Hamilton, Leo, Woodlan
8. Warsaw Community (12) | Stonehenge Golf & Country Club | Sat, 8:30 am ET | Results
Bremen, Columbia City, Culver Academies, Culver Community, Manchester, NorthWood, Plymouth, Tippecanoe Valley, Triton, Warsaw Community, Wawasee, Whitko
9. Homestead (12) | Chestnut Hills GC | Fri, 9 am ET | Results
Adams Central, Bellmont, Bluffton, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers, Fort Wayne Canterbury, Fort Wayne South Side, Fort Wayne Wayne, Heritage, Homestead, New Haven, Norwell, South Adams
10. Eastbrook (9) | Arbor Trace GC | Sat, 9 am ET | Results
Eastbrook, Huntington North, Madison-Grant, Mississinewa, Northfield, Oak Hill, Southern Wells, Southwood, Wabash
11. Harrison (West Lafayette) (10) | Coyote Crossing GC | Fri, 8:30 am ET | Results
Carroll (Flora), Clinton Central, Clinton Prairie, Delphi Community, Harrison (West Lafayette), Lafayette Central Catholic, Lafayette Jefferson, McCutcheon, Rossville, West Lafayette
12. Western (10) | Chippendale GC | Fri, 10 am ET | Results
Eastern (Greentown), Kokomo, Lewis Cass, Maconaquah, North Miami, Northwestern, Peru, Taylor, Tri-Central, Western
13. Guerin Catholic (9) | Pebble Brook GC | Mon, 10:30 am ET | Results
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory, Carmel, Guerin Catholic, Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter, Lebanon, Pike, Speedway, University, Westfield
14. Attica (10) | Harrison Hills GC | Sat, 10 am ET | Results
Attica, Benton Central, Covington, Crawfordsville, Fountain Central, North Montgomery, North Putnam, Seeger, Southmont, Western Boone
15. Brownsburg (12) | West Chase GC | Fri, 9 am ET | Results
Avon, Ben Davis, Brownsburg, Cascade, Covenant Christian (Indpls), Danville Community, Decatur Central, International School of Indiana, Mooresville, Plainfield, Tri-West Hendricks, Zionsville
16. Noblesville (10) | Harbour Trees GC | Mon, 9 am ET | Results
Alexandria Monroe, Elwood Community, Fishers, Frankton, Hamilton Heights, Hamilton Southeastern, Lapel, Noblesville, Pendleton Heights, Tipton
17. Muncie Central (11) | Crestview GC | Sat, 9 am ET | Results
Blue River Valley, Daleville, Delta, Jay County, Monroe Central, Muncie Central, Union City, Wapahani, Wes-Del, Winchester Community, Yorktown
18. Indianapolis Cathedral (10) | Maple Creek GC | Mon, 8 am ET | Results
Heritage Christian, Indianapolis Arsenal Technical, Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, Indianapolis Cathedral, Indianapolis Shortridge, Lawrence Central, Lawrence North, North Central (Indianapolis), Park Tudor, Warren Central
19. New Palestine (10) | The Links | Mon, 9 am ET | Results
Eastern Hancock, Greenfield-Central, Knightstown, Morristown, Mt. Vernon (Fortville), New Palestine, Rushville Consolidated, Shenandoah, Tri, Triton Central
20. Richmond (10) | Richmond Elks Country Club | Mon, 9 am ET | Results
Cambridge City Lincoln, Centerville, Connersville, Hagerstown, New Castle, Northeastern, Randolph Southern, Richmond, Union (Modoc), Union County
21. Northview (11) | Forest Park GC | Fri, 9 am ET | Results
Clay City, Cloverdale, Greencastle, Monrovia, Northview, Parke Heritage, South Putnam, South Vermillion, Terre Haute North Vigo, Terre Haute South Vigo, West Vigo
22. Jasper (11) | Buffalo Trace GC | Sat, 10 am ET | Results
Boonville, Crawford County, Forest Park, Gibson Southern, Heritage Hills, Jasper, Northeast Dubois, South Spencer, Southridge, Tecumseh, Tell City
23. Evansville Reitz Memorial ( 12) | Fendrich GC | Sat, 7 am CT | Results
Castle, Evansville Bosse, Evansville Central, Evansville Christian, Evansville F.J. Reitz, Evansville Harrison, Evansville Mater Dei, Evansville Reitz Memorial, Evansville North, Mt. Vernon, North Posey, Signature
24. North Knox (11) | High Pointe Country Club | Mon, 11 am ET | Results
Barr-Reeve, Linton-Stockton, North Daviess, North Knox, Pike Central, Princeton Community, South Knox, Sullivan, Vincennes Lincoln, Vincennes Rivet, Washington
25. Bedford North Lawrence (10) | Otis Park GC | Sat, 9 am ET | Results
Bedford North Lawrence, Brownstown Central, Eastern Greene, Mitchell, Orleans, Paoli, Salem, Seymour, Springs Valley, Trinity Lutheran
26. Bloomington North (10) | Cascades GC | Mon, 8:30 am ET | Results
Bloomington North, Bloomington South, Brown County, Columbus East, Columbus North, Edgewood, Edinburgh, Indian Creek, Martinsville, Owen Valley
27. Greensburg (11) | Greensburg Country Club | Sat, 9 am ET | Results
Batesville, East Central, Franklin County, Greensburg, Jac-Cen-Del, Milan, North Decatur, Oldenburg Academy, Shelbyville, South Ripley, Southwestern (Shelbyville)
28. Center Grove (10) | Hickory Stick GC | Mon, 10 am ET | Results
Beech Grove, Center Grove, Franklin Central, Franklin Community, Greenwood Christian Academy, Greenwood Community, Perry Meridian, Roncalli, Southport, Whiteland Community
29. Corydon Central ( 12) | Old Capital GC | Sat, 8 am ET | Results
Borden, Christian Academy of Indiana, Clarksville, Corydon Central, Eastern (Pekin), Floyd Central, Jeffersonville, Lanesville, New Albany, North Harrison, Providence, Silver Creek
30. Madison Consolidated (12) | Sunrise GC | Sat, 11 am ET | Results
Charlestown, Henryville, Jennings County, Lawrenceburg, Madison Consolidated, New Washington, Rising Sun, Scottsburg, Shawe Memorial, South Dearborn, Southwestern (Hanover), Switzerland County
******************INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL REPORTED VOLLEYBALL SCORES*************
FRANKTON 3 EASTERN 2
WOOD MEMORIAL 3 EVANSVILLE CHRISTIAN 0
NEW PRAIRIE 3 FAIRFIELD 0
PROVIDENCE 3 SILVER CREEK 0
BREMEN 3 BETHANY CHRISTIAN 1
UNION CITY 3 MISSISSINEWA VALLEY 0
JAC CEN DEL 3 CROTHERSVILLE 0
LINTON STOCKTON 3 NORTH CENTRAL 0
PIONEER 3 N. JUDSON 0
FRONTIER 3 DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN 0
SCOTTSBURG 3 CORYDON CENTRAL 1
CLINTON PRAIRIE 3 CARROLL 0
SOUTH BEND CLAY 3 MISHAWAKA HOMESCHOOL 0
SOUTH KNOX 3 FOREST PARK 1
CHARLESTOWN 3 AUSTIN 0
EASTERN HANCOCK 3 COWAN 1
MEDORA 3 CLARKSVILLE 0
CRISTEL HOUSE 3 KIPP 1
BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 3 ORLEANS 0
BORDEN 3 EASTERN 0
HIGHLAND 3 HAMMOND MORTON 2
NORTHVIEW 3 CLAY CITY 0
LOOGOOTEE 3 SOUTHRIDGE 0
DELTA 3 MISSISSINEWA 0
TERRE HAUTE NORTH 3 COVINGTON 0
WESTVILLE 3 KOUTS 1
PERRY CENTRAL 3 LANESVILLE 2
ILLIANA CHRISTIAN 3 HANOVER CENTRAL 0
TECUMSEH 3 SPRINGS VALLEY 0
TELL CITY 3 HANCOCK COUNTY 0
NORWELL 3 FORT WAYNE SOUTH 0
MADISON 3 CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 1
NEW PALESTINE 3 MOORESVILLE 0
HARRISON 3 ROSSVILLE 0
FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK 3 COLUMBIA CITY 0
WESTFIELD 3 MOUNT VERNON 0
TRITON CENTRAL 3 SHELBYVILLE 2
CRISPUS ATTUCKS 3 PURDUE POLY 0
BETHESDA CHRISTIAN 3 INTERNATIONAL 0
RONCALLI 3 PERRY MERIDIAN 0
FLOYD CENTRAL 3 JASPER 1
SULLIVAN 3 OWEN VALLEY 0
CENTER GROVE 3 TERRE HAUTE SOUTH 0
SETON CATHOLIC 3 WINCHESTER 1
ANGOLA 3 HOMESTEAD 0
*****************INDIANA HS VOLLEYBALL RANKINGS******************
1 HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
8 CENTER GROVE
9 FW CARROLL
3 BENTON CENTRAL
4 FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA
7 EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL
8 SILVER CREEK
1 MUNCIE BURRIS
2 LINTON STOCKTON
3 LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC
4 BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL
8 SOUTH CENTRAL – UNION MILLS
9 ADAMS CENTRAL
10 S. ADAMS
2 BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN
3 TRINITY LUTHERAN
4 SPRINGS VALLEY
6 VINCENNES RIVET
9 MARQUETTE CATHOLIC
10 FAITH CHRISTIAN
*************INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER REPORTED SCORES**********
MUNCIE BURRIS 8 MUNCIE CENTRAL 0
CONCORD 2 PLYMOUTH 1
BETHESDA CHRISTIAN 5 COVENANT CHRISTIAN 0
KOUTS 2 MARQUETTE CATHOLIC 1
EVANSVILLE CHRISTIAN 7 BOONVILLE 1
CULVER 2 PRAIRIE 2
OAK HILL 6 N. MIAMI 0
EVANSVILLE CENTRAL 4 MOUNT VERNON 0
HEBRON 9 RIVER FOREST 0
FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA 4 FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK 3
SOUTHMONT 2 CASCADE 1
TRI-CENTRAL 2 ELWOOD 0
CRISPUS ATTUCKS 3 INDIANAPOLIS TECH 1
NEW PALESTINE 5 FRANKLIN 1
TRI-WEST 9 N. MONTGOMERY 0
HERITAGE 4 ANGOLA 2
FAITH CHRISTIAN 3 MCCUTCHEON 2
BELMONT 9 NEW HAVEN 0
NORTHVIEW 1 BLOOMFIELD 1
LAVILLE 4 LOGANSPORT 0
FOREST PARK 4 S. SPENCER 0
WEST VIGO 3 VINCENNES RIVET 2
JIMTOWN 6 TIPPECANOE VALLEY 0
HOMESTEAD 6 FORT WAYNE CARROLL 0
DEKALB 1 NORWELL 1
COLUMBIA CITY 1 E. NOBLE 0
SHERIDAN 4 EASTERN 0
LAWRENCE NORTH 9 BEECH GROVE 0
DANVILLE 6 LEBANON 1
CARMEL 1 NOBLESVILLE 1
BREBEUF 3 PARK TUDOR 0
CATHEDRAL 3 GUERIN CATHOLIC 0
BROWNSBURG 1 HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 0
GOSHEN 2 MISHAWAKA MARIAN 0
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 2 COLUMBUS NORTH 1
SOUTHPORT 1 DECATUR CENTRAL 1
RONCALLI 1 N. CENTRAL 0
MOUNT VERNON 3 BATESVILLE 0
BISHOP CHATARD 2 FISHERS 2
AVON 2 LAFAYETTE JEFF 0
CENTER GROVE 4 BLOOMINGTON NORTH 0
*********INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER POLLS*****************
7. FW CARROLL
8. CROWN POINT
11. EAST CENTRAL
12. BLOOMINGTON S
20. LAKE CENTRAL / MT. VERNON
1. GUERIN CATHOLIC
2. BREBEUF JESUIT
6. WEST LAFAYETTE
7. EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL
9. BISHOP DWENGER
11. MISHAWAKA MARIAN
12. GIBSON SOUTHERN
13. HANOVER CENTRAL
17. SILVER CREEK
19. TRI WEST
2 EVANSVILLE CHRISTIAN
3 HERITAGE CHRISTIAN
4 PARK TUDOR
5 EVANSVILLE MATER DEI
6 FAITH CHRISTIAN
13 FOREST PARK
14 BETHANY CHRISTIAN
16 MUNCIE BURRIS
**************INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER REPORTED SCORES**********
BOONE GROVE 9 WESTVILLE 0
GIBSON SOUTHERN 4 BOONVILLE 1
SWITZERLAND COUNTY 2 SOUTHWESTERN 1
DELTA 6 WAPAHANI 0
RUSHVILLE 3 FRANKLIN COUNTY 1
JAC CEN DEL 5 RISING SUN 2
LAPORTE 7 MARQUETTE CATHOLIC 2
SOUTH RIPLEY 0 SHAWE MEMORIAL 0
WHEELER 3 ANDREAN 0
COLUMBIA CITY 2 E. NOBLE 1
LAWRENCE CENTRAL 3 PERRY MERIDIAN 2
BEN DAVIS 6 INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN 0
DEKALB 1 NORWELL 1
SOUTHWESTERN 3 TRINITY LUTHERAN 1
WESTERN 2 OAK HILL 1
LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 6 CENTRAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 1
NORTH POSEY 8 MOUNT CARAMEL 0
CONNERSVILLE 1 GREENSBURG 0
BLOOMFIELD 6 EASTERN GREENE 4
BREBEUF 6 PARK TUDOR 1
NORTH MIAMI 1 PERU 0
BARR REEVE 2 VINCENNES RIVET 1
NORTH CENTRAL 5 RONCALLI 0
WHITE RIVER VALLEY 5 VINCENNES LINCOLN 1
JAY COUNTY 4 HERITAGE 2
HORIZON CHRISTIAN 2 SETON CATHOLIC 2
DANVILLE 3 LEBANON 1
EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL 8 SOUTH BEND CLAY 1
MACONAQUAH 1 ROCHESTER 0
SHERIDAN 3 TIPTON 2
NORTH PUTNAM 6 WESTERN BOONE 1
SPEEDWAY 5 FRANKLIN CENTRAL 2
MISSISSINEWA 3 TIPPECANOE VALLEY 0
SALEM 0 MITCHELL 0
MORGAN TWP. 4 MICHIGAN CITY 0
NEW HAVEN 1 BELLMONT 1
LEO 5 HUNTINGTON NORTH 1
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 2 INDIANAPOLIS TECH 1
MUNCIE CENTRAL 3 YORKTOWN 1
PENDLETON HEIGHTS 8 NEW CASTLE 0
NORTHEAST DUBOIS 5 PIKE CENTRAL 0
CASTLE 7 EVANSVILLE CENTRAL 1
FORT WAYNE CARROLL 4 HOMESTEAD 1
ELKHART 8 SOUTH BEND RILEY 0
CASCADE 8 SOUTHMONT 1
VALPARAISO 1 CULVER ACADEMIES 0
*************INDIANA BOYS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER POLLS***********
4. CENTER GROVE
6. COLUMBUS NORTH
7. LAKE CENTRAL
9. BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
12. WL HARRISON
16. FW CARROLL
18. HAMILTON SE
1. MISHAWAKA MARIAN
2. BREBEUF JESUIT
4. EV. MEMORIAL
5. HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (INDPLS)
6. ILLIANA CHRISTIAN
9. WEST LAFAYETTE
10. BISHOP DWENGER
11. GUERIN CATHOLIC
12. HAMILTON HEIGHTS
13. CULVER ACADEMIES
14. HERITAGE HILLS
15. BISHOP NOLL
17. BISHOP LUERS
19. SB ST. JOE
20. MATER DEI
2. FAITH CHRISTIAN
3. COVENANT CHRISTIAN
4. BETHANY CHRISTIAN
5. OLDENBURG ACADEMY
6. GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN
8. PARK TUDOR
9. CARROLL (FLORA)
10. BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN
12. SOUTHWESTERN (SHELBY)
13. FOREST PARK
14. NORTH PUTNAM
15. NORTHEAST DUBOIS
16. SWITZERLAND COUNTY
17. MUNCIE BURRIS
19. ELKHART CHRISTIAN
20. LUTHERAN (INDPLS)
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20.SB ST JOSEPH
21.MT VERNON (FORT)
**************INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY POLL*************
- FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA
- HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
- NORTH CENTRAL
- FORT WAYNE CARROLL
- MORGAN TOWNSHIP
- FRANKLIN CENTRAL
- LAKE CENTRAL
- EAST CENTRAL
- MT VERNON
- BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
- FORT WAYNE NORTHROP
- EAST NOBLE
- GUERIN CATHOLIC
- COLUMBUS NORTH
***********INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BOYS CROSS COUNTRY POLL********
- FRANKLIN CENTRAL
- FLOYD CENTRAL
- HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
- BLOOMINGTON NORTH
- COLUMBUS NORTH
- CENTER GROVE
- GREENFIELD CENTRAL
- LAKE CENTRAL
- FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA
- MT VERNON
- BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
- NORTH CENTRAL
- OAK HILL
******************COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 4 SCHEDULE******************
THURSDAY, SEPT. 21
GEORGIA STATE AT COASTAL CAROLINA | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN
ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF AT ALABAMA A&M | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU
FRIDAY, SEPT. 22
WISCONSIN AT PURDUE | 7 P.M. | FS1
BROWN AT HARVARD | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
NC STATE AT VIRGINIA | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN
BOISE STATE AT SAN DIEGO STATE | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN
AIR FORCE AT SAN JOSE STATE | 10:30 P.M. | FS1
SATURDAY, SEPT. 23
RUTGERS AT MICHIGAN | 12 P.M.
FLORIDA STATE AT CLEMSON | 12 P.M. | ABC
ARMY AT SYRACUSE | 12 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
AUBURN AT TEXAS A&M | 12 P.M. | ESPN
WESTERN KENTUCKY AT TROY | 12 P.M. | ESPNU
KENTUCKY AT VANDERBILT | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
VIRGINIA TECH AT MARSHALL | 12 P.M. | ESPN2
SMU AT TCU | 12 P.M. | FS1
CORNELL AT YALE | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
BUTLER AT STETSON | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
STONEHILL AT FORDHAM | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
LINDENWOOD AT ILLINOIS STATE | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
MARIST AT VALPARAISO | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
MERCER AT FURMAN | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
WESTERN MICHIGAN AT TOLEDO | 1:30 P.M. | ESPN+
LEHIGH AT DARTMOUTH | 1:30 P.M. | ESPN+
WOFFORD AT VMI | 1:30 P.M. | ESPN+
GEORGIA SOUTHERN AT BALL STATE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
COLGATE AT HOLY CROSS | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN AT WESTERN CAROLINA | 2:30 P.M. | ESPN+
BETHUNE-COOKMAN AT JACKSON STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
UTAH TECH AT MISSOURI STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
MCNEESE AT EASTERN ILLINOIS | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
BRYANT AT PRINCETON | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
VIRGINIA LYNCHBURG AT ROBERT MORRIS | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
CHATTANOOGA AT SAMFORD | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
OLE MISS AT ALABAMA | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
COLORADO AT OREGON | 3:30 P.M. | ABC
DUKE AT UCONN | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
MIAMI (FLA.) AT TEMPLE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN2
MARYLAND AT MICHIGAN STATE | 3:30 P.M. | NBC
BOSTON COLLEGE AT LOUISVILLE | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
BYU AT KANSAS | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN
TEXAS TECH AT WEST VIRGINIA | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
NEW MEXICO AT UMASS | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE AT OLD DOMINION | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
OHIO AT BOWLING GREEN | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
DELAWARE STATE AT MIAMI (OHIO) | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
PENN AT BUCKNELL | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
MONMOUTH AT LAFAYETTE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
UTSA AT TENNESSEE | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
RICE AT SOUTH FLORIDA | 4 P.M. | ESPNU
CAL POLY AT PORTLAND STATE | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
SACRAMENTO STATE AT IDAHO | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
MONTANA AT NORTHERN ARIZONA | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
EASTERN MICHIGAN AT JACKSONVILLE STATE | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
CENTRAL MICHIGAN AT SOUTH ALABAMA | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
DAYTON AT SAN DIEGO | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
GARDNER-WEBB AT EAST CAROLINA | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
ALBANY AT MORGAN STATE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
THE CITADEL AT SOUTH CAROLINA STATE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
ALABAMA STATE AT FLORIDA A&M | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
SE MISSOURI STATE AT EASTERN KENTUCKY | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTHERN COLORADO AT IDAHO STATE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
LIBERTY AT FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL | 6:30 P.M. | ESPN+
ARKANSAS AT LSU | 7 P.M. | ESPN
CHARLOTTE AT FLORIDA | 7 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
SAM HOUSTON AT HOUSTON | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
COLORADO STATE AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
NICHOLLS AT TULANE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
APPALACHIAN STATE AT WYOMING | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
SOUTHERN MISS AT ARKANSAS STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
NEVADA AT TEXAS STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
NICHOLLS AT TULANE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
AUSTIN PEAY AT STEPHEN F. AUSTIN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
ABILENE CHRISTIAN AT CENTRAL ARKANSAS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
UT MARTIN AT NORTH ALABAMA | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTHWEST BAPTIST AT TARLETON STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
LINCOLN (CA) AT LAMAR | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
KENNESAW STATE AT TENNESSEE TECH | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTH AMERICAN UNIVERSITY AT UIW | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
UAB AT GEORGIA | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN2
TEXAS AT BAYLOR | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
OHIO STATE AT NOTRE DAME | 7:30 P.M. | NBC
IOWA AT PENN STATE | 7:30 P.M. | CBS
MEMPHIS VS. MISSOURI (IN ST. LOUIS) | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU
MISSISSIPPI STATE AT SOUTH CAROLINA | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
BUFFALO AT LOUISIANA | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN+
UCF AT KANSAS STATE | 8 P.M. | FS1
NORTH CAROLINA AT PITT | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
WESTERN ILLINOIS AT SOUTHERN UTAH | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
MONTANA STATE AT WEBER STATE | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
UNLV AT UTEP | 9 P.M. | ESPN+
EASTERN WASHINGTON AT UC DAVIS | 10 P.M. | ESPN+
CAL AT WASHINGTON STATE | 10:30 P.M. | ESPN
KENT STATE AT FRESNO STATE | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN
NEW MEXICO STATE AT HAWAI’I | 12 A.M. | SPECTRUM SPORTS PPV
USC AT ARIZONA STATE
UCLA AT UTAH
OREGON STATE AT WASHINGTON STATE
OKLAHOMA AT CINCINNATI
FLORIDA ATLANTIC AT ILLINOIS
AKRON AT INDIANA
LOUISIANA TECH AT NEBRASKA
MINNESOTA AT NORTHWESTERN
ARIZONA AT STANFORD
GEORGIA TECH AT WAKE FOREST
OKLAHOMA STATE AT IOWA STATE
TULSA AT NORTHERN ILLINOIS
PITTSBURGH 26 CLEVELAND 22
NEW ORLEANS 20 CAROLINA 17
WEEK 3 SCHEDULE
NEW YORK GIANTS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (THU) 5:15P (PT) 8:15P PRIME VIDEO
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
TENNESSEE TITANS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
ATLANTA FALCONS AT DETROIT LIONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT GREEN BAY PACKERS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX
HOUSTON TEXANS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
DENVER BRONCOS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT NEW YORK JETS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
BUFFALO BILLS AT WASHINGTON COMMANDERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
CAROLINA PANTHERS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P CBS
DALLAS COWBOYS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS 1:25P (MST) 4:25P FOX
CHICAGO BEARS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX
PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS 5:20P (PT) 8:20P NBC
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (MON) 7:15P (ET) 7:15P ABC
LOS ANGELES RAMS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ESPN
*******MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL*******
KANSAS CITY 6 CLEVELAND 4
NY METS 2 MIAMI 1
CHICAGO WHITE SOX 6 WASHINGTON 1
CINCINNATI 7 MINNESOTA 3
PHILADELPHIA 7 ATLANTA 1
ST. LOUIS 1 MILWAUKEE 0
BALTIMORE 8 HOUSTON 7
BOSTON 4 TEXAS 2
SAN DIEGO 11 COLORADO 9
SEATTLE 5 OAKLAND 0
LA DODGERS 8 DETROIT 3
******MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL******
NO GAMES SCHEDULED
NO GAMES SCHEDULED
******MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER******
NO GAMES SCHEDULED
********TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES******
T.J. WATT’S SCOOP-AND-SCORE LIFTS STEELERS PAST BROWNS 26-22 AS CLEVELAND LOSES NICK CHUBB TO INJURY
PITTSBURGH (AP) T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith knew what was coming. Maybe the Cleveland Browns should have, too. It’s the same thing that always seems to be coming when they visit Pittsburgh in the regular season.
A loss. This one painful in multiple ways.
The Steelers star linebackers combined for a scoop-and-score midway through the fourth quarter to pull out an improbable 26-22 victory on Monday night.
The Steelers extended their regular-season home winning streak against their AFC North rivals to 20 and counting in a victory overshadowed by a serious left knee injury to Cleveland star running back Nick Chubb.
The four-time Pro Bowler’s sixth NFL season ended two plays into the second quarter after the knee bent awkwardly when he was hit low by Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. He went to the hospital as a precaution before returning to Cleveland.
“We feel for Nick as a person,” Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said. “He’s a great football player as we know and an even better person. We will support him every step of the way.”
Even with their leader sidelined, the Browns were protecting a three-point lead and facing second-and-9 at their own 20 with 7:06 remaining when Watt and Highsmith went to work. The two longtime teammates sensed a play-action pass was coming, so they widened their stance a little bit in an effort to get a better attack angle off the edge.
Highsmith – who began the night with a 30-yard pick-6 on the first offensive snap – blew past Browns left tackle Jedrick Wills and chopped the ball out of DeShaun Watson’s hands as the Cleveland quarterback ran to his right. The Browns’ fourth and final turnover ended up in the hands of Watt, who ran untouched across the goal line before high-stepping in celebration.
“Splash,” Watt said. “I think that’s what we talk about is creating splash as a defense.”
And the Browns went splat, an annual event in Pittsburgh for two decades, save for a breathtaking upset in the first round of the 2020 playoffs.
Cleveland hoped that victory would serve as the start of something. Instead, it’s been more of the same. The Browns have failed to reach the postseason each of the last two years and now must find a way forward without one of their unquestioned leaders.
Jerome Ford, Chubb’s replacement, ran for 106 yards and caught a 3-yard touchdown pass, but Cleveland’s miscues cost it a chance to win at Pittsburgh in the regular season for the first time since 2003.
Watson completed 22 of 40 for 235 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He was also flagged twice for unsportsmanlike conduct for grabbing the facemask of a Steeler while running. The penalties cut a pair of promising drives short.
The Browns were penalized eight times for 81 yards and turned it over four times, two of which ended with a member of one of the best edge-rusher tandems in the NFL celebrating in the end zone.
The Steelers avoided their first 0-2 start since 2019 even though their offense continued to sputter. Kenny Pickett connected on 15 of 30 passes for 222 yards, a third of them coming on a 71-yard catch-and-run touchdown by George Pickens in the second quarter that briefly brought the Acrisure Stadium crowd to life.
Cleveland still appeared to be in good position when Ford raced 69 yards to set up a 1-yard dive by Pierre Strong that put the Browns ahead 22-19 midway through the third quarter.
Pittsburgh’s offense did next to nothing for most of the second half, leading to chants from the crowd to fire coordinator Matt Canada.
Highsmith’s bull rush off the edge and Watt’s scoop-and-score bailed the Steelers out, making them the second team since 1991 to win a game they were trailing in the fourth quarter despite having negative yardage in the quarter.
“We’re not going to apologize for winning,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said.
Maybe, but there is plenty to work on. The Steelers needed multiple defensive touchdowns – the first time they’ve done in a game since a 23-7 win over Tennessee in 2010 – to survive.
That’s not repeatable on a weekly basis. Pittsburgh will worry about that later. Monday night was about finding a way, the way the Steelers always seem to find a way at home when the Browns are on the other side of the field.
“It’s special coming out and just having the performance that we did,” Highsmith said. “But we were far from perfect. We need to be much better.”
Browns: DE Za’Darius Smith exited in the third quarter with an undisclosed injury. … CB Greg Newsome injured his right elbow in the third quarter.
Steelers: WR/KR Gunner Olszewski went into the concussion protocol in the first half and did not return. … Fitzpatrick left in the third quarter with a chest injury. … ILB Elandon Roberts exited in the third quarter with a neck injury.
Browns: Host Tennessee (1-1) next Sunday.
Steelers: At Las Vegas (1-1) next Sunday, when they will try to beat the Raiders on the road for the first time since 1995.
BROWNS STAR RUNNING BACK NICK CHUBB CARTED OFF WITH SERIOUS LEFT KNEE INJURY VS. STEELERS
PITTSBURGH (AP) Nick Chubb has spent the better part of a decade as the heart and soul of the Cleveland Browns.
There is no player more respected in the locker room. No player more committed on the field.
All of which made the sight of the star running back being carted off in the second quarter of a 26-22 loss to Pittsburgh on Monday night – his left knee shredded, his season over – gut-wrenching.
“It (freaking) hurts,” defensive end Myles Garrett said.
The 27-year-old four-time Pro Bowler has been one of the constants for a franchise trying to establish itself as a perennial contender. His sixth season in the NFL ended on the second play of the second quarter when Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick came in low for a tackle at the end of a 5-yard run early in the second quarter and delivered a hit to Chubb’s legs. Chubb’s knee buckled underneath him.
After the play, a teammate grabbed Chubb’s hand to try to help him to his feet, and Chubb shook his head while clutching his left knee. He undid his chinstrap and rolled over onto his side.
Chubb suffered a major injury to the same knee in 2015 while in college at Georgia – a dislocation with three torn ligaments. Like the previous injury, the one Monday night was difficult to watch, and ESPN declined to show replays of the play where he was hurt.
Chubb remained on the ground for several minutes while teammates gathered in prayer nearby. He eventually left on a cart and was taken to a local hospital as a precautionary measure but was on his way back to Cleveland by the time the Browns were packing up after a 20th straight regular-season loss in Pittsburgh.
Cleveland coach Kevin Stefanki did not have the specifics on the extent of Chubb’s injury but expects him to be out for the remainder of the season.
“We feel, obviously, for Nick,” Stefanski said. “But I know Nick and his teammates know, and you have to move on.”
That won’t be easy, particularly after such a publicly painful injury.
NBA star and Ohio native LeBron James and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson were among those who expressed support for Chubb on social media.
James posted he was “ praying for the absolute best,” with Jackson offering a similar sentiment.
Chubb has been here before.
He missed the second half of his sophomore year after getting hurt against Tennessee but returned to top 1,000 yards rushing in both 2016 and 2017. He was a second-round pick by the Browns in 2018.
He’s averaged over 1,250 yards rushing a season during his career, his work ethic and humble nature providing a blueprint for the culture Stefanski is trying to imbue in a locker room that hasn’t won consistently in decades.
Jerome Ford, Chubb’s replacement, scored on a 3-yard reception immediately after Chubb’s exit and added a 2-point conversion to put the Browns ahead 11-7. Ford ran for 106 yards and had three catches for 25 yards.
It just wasn’t enough. It never seems to be for Cleveland when it makes the short trip southeast to face a rival that always seems to have its number, especially when playing at home.
Alex Highsmith returned a tipped DeShaun Watson pass 30 yards for a touchdown on the first snap. The Steelers outside linebacker later stripped Watson midway through the fourth quarter. Teammate T.J. Watt picked it up and raced 17 yards for the go-ahead touchdown, denying Cleveland’s bid to win at Pittsburgh in the regular season for the first time since 2003.
“The penalties … the turnovers, it’s just hard to win on the road, period,” Stefanski said. “It’s real hard to win on the road if you make it hard for yourself.”
Cleveland fell to 1-1. There are still four months to go in a season that began with promise and a dominant victory over Cincinnati in the opener in which Chubb churned for 103 yards.
It looked like more of the same for exactly 15 minutes and 51 seconds on Monday night. Chubb was slashing his way through Pittsburgh’s porous defensive front. He ran for 59 yards on his first nine carries. His 10th ended with his left leg tilted awkwardly beneath him and his teammates in shock.
There isn’t much time to recover. Tennessee visits next Sunday. The Browns will collect themselves and try to do what Chubb would want them to do: rid themselves of any excuses and soldier on.
“He’s a man of few words who just keeps his head down and he’s always working,” Garrett said. “And that’s the integrity he has for the game. That’s what we hope to have now, especially for him.”
TONY JONES JR. SCORES TWICE, SAINTS’ DEFENSE SHUTS DOWN PANTHERS’ BRYCE YOUNG IN 20-17 WIN
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Tony Jones Jr. is making the most of his elevation from the Saints’ practice squad, while Chris Olave continues to make plays for unbeaten New Orleans.
Jones ran for two touchdowns, rookie Blake Grupe kicked two field goals and the Saints beat the Carolina Panthers 20-17 on Monday night, improving to 2-0 for the first time since 2013.
Jones replaced the injured Jamaal Williams late in the first half and ran for 34 yards on 12 carries.
“It was awesome,” Saints coach Dennis Allen said. “He was great. We ran the ball effectively. I think we blocked it up front and he made the right cuts. You know, two touchdowns on the game. It was big for him and big for us.”
The Saints’ defense did the rest, holding Panthers rookie Bryce Young to 153 yards passing in his home debut. New Orleans limited Carolina (0-2) to 239 yards and sacked Young, the top overall pick in the draft, four times.
“They play hard and very physical,” Young said. “They know exactly where they are supposed to be, and the play well together. Obviously we didn’t do enough offensively. … Their defense definitely got the best of us.”
The Saints nearly made it two full games without allowing a touchdown before giving up a 3-yard scoring toss from Young to Adam Thielen with 1:16 left in the game. Young’s 2-point conversion pass to Thielen got the Panthers within three, but the Saints recovered the onside kick and ran out the clock.
Derek Carr, who threw for 305 yards in the Saints’ Week 1 win over Tennessee, struggled early. He had a badly underthrown interception into triple coverage and missed several other open receivers as the Saints limped into the locker room at halftime with a 6-3 lead.
But Carr improved in the second half.
He found Olave, who made the play of the game when hauled in a diving one-handed grab along the left sideline late in the third quarter for a 42-yard gain. That set up Jones’ 2-yard touchdown run to give the Saints a 13-6 lead.
“When things aren’t quite going exactly the way you want it to, you’re just one explosive play away from making something happen,” Allen said. “I thought his concentration there and focus all the way through the catch point and to the ground maintaining possession was a progress for him.”
Olave had another short grab leading to Jones’ second TD with about three minutes to play. He finished with six catches for 86 yards.
Carr finished with 228 yards passing and the one pick. Change-of-pace quarterback Taysom Hill was the Saints’ leading rusher with 75 yards on nine carries.
“There’s so much that we have to clean up,” Carr said, “but it feels good to get to do it when we’re 2-0.”
The Saints pulled even with unbeaten Atlanta and Tampa Bay atop the NFC South, while the Panthers fell into an early hole.
Young spent a good portion of the night under pressure as the offensive line struggled. Carolina couldn’t get much going in the running game; Miles Sanders was limited to 43 yards rushing.
The Panthers’ offensive night was marred by miscues, penalties and mental errors.
In the third quarter, the Panthers brought in Young’s backup, Andy Dalton, presumably to run a quarterback sneak on fourth-and-inches. But before Dalton could take his first snap of the season, guard Cade Mays jumped offside. Eddy Pineiro bailed out the offense with a 54-yard field goal, one of his three on the night.
The Panthers had a chance to tie the game just before halftime while facing third-and-6 at the Saints 18, but Carl Granderson sacked Young and forced a fumble that Paulson Adaebo recovered.
“We wanted to be able to stop the run and make it where he was going to have to beat us throwing the ball,” Allen said. “I felt like we might be able to get some pressure and make him uncomfortable a little bit.”
Panthers coach Frank Reich knew there would be some growing pains with a rookie quarterback, but he thinks his offense is showing signs of breaking out despite totaling 27 points in two games.
“It’s not that far away,” Reich said. “I know it looks bad, but it’s not that far away. You make a few plays and you’re at 28 points.”
Saints: Williams left the game in midway through the second quarter and did not return.
Panthers: Veteran LB Shaq Thompson was carted off the field late in the first quarter with a right ankle injury that Reich said after the game was “significant.” He said Thompson is likely to miss extended time. Saints offensive lineman Trevor Penning and Panthers defensive lineman DeShawn Williams were engaged in a block and rolled up on the back of Thompson’s leg as he was attempting to make a tackle in the first quarter.
Saints: At Green Bay on Sunday.
Panthers: At Seattle on Sunday.
CHIEFS, MAHOMES AGREE TO RESTRUCTURED DEAL TO INCLUDE BIG PAY RAISE, AP SOURCE SAYS
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Patrick Mahomes has always been content in his contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, and confident that the team that drafted him in the first round in 2017 and helped him become one of the NFL’s biggest stars would always take care of him.
They did that again on Monday.
The Chiefs agreed with the reigning league MVP on a restructuring of his 10-year, $450 million contract that gives Mahomes a big boost in pay over the next four seasons, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the contract.
The revised agreement pushes some of the money Mahomes was scheduled to make going forward to the next four years, and the $210.6 million over that span represents the most in NFL history. Mahomes is due to make $56.85 million this season, $44.5 million next season, $50 million in 2025 and $56.76 million for the 2026 season.
At that point, the Chiefs and Mahomes – who celebrated his 28th birthday Sunday with a 17-9 win in Jacksonville – are expected to revisit his contract, which ties him to the franchise through 2031.
“I know how special it is here and I know how special of a thing we’ve got going,” Mahomes said recently. “I stay out of contract stuff, but I know I’m lucky to be in this place and I want to go out and win as many championships as I can.”
Mahomes set the market with his original extension with Kansas City, which remains the largest overall deal in the NFL. But several quarterbacks had since passed him in average annual value, which naturally put Mahomes’ deal back in the spotlight.
The rapidly inflating QB contracts began with Deshaun Watson’s $230 million deal with Cleveland last year. Jalen Hurts then agreed to a $255 million contract with the Eagles, the Ravens’ Lamar Jackson signed a five-year, $260 million extension, and the Chargers Justin Herbert reached a five-year, $262.5 million extension with the AFC West-rival Chargers.
Then, just over a week ago, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow – one of Mahomes’ burgeoning rivals – signed a five-year, $275 million contract making him the NFL’s highest-paid player on an annual basis at $55 million per year.
“Me, my agent and the team always keep open communication,” Mahomes said during the offseason. “We try to do whatever is the best for the team but obviously I want to do the best for myself as well. But at the same time, I’ve always said, ‘I worry about legacy and winning rings more than making money at this moment.’ But I know we keep communication.
“We see what’s going on around the league,” he added, “but at the same time, I’ll never do anything that’s going to hurt us from keeping the great players that around me. So, it’s kind of teetering around that line.”
The Chiefs were waiting to see how the market for Herbert and Burrow would develop before reworking Mahomes’ deal. They also needed to reach an agreement with All-Pro defensive tackle Chris Jones, who held out through Week 1, so they would know where they stood relative to the salary cap this season and beyond.
Jones agreed last week to a reworked one-year deal that got him back on the field for Sunday’s game in Jacksonville.
Mahomes was asked regularly about Jones during his holdout, and that in turn led to questions about his own contract. And the perpetually poised Mahomes insisted he would rather have a fair deal that gave Kansas City financial flexibility to surround him with good players – and win more than the two Super Bowl titles on his resume – than be the league’s highest-paid player.
Mahomes is coming off perhaps the best season of his career, throwing for a franchise-record 5,250 yards along with a league-leading 41 touchdown passes and only 12 interceptions. He also proved his toughness once more in the playoffs, when he hurt his ankle in the divisional round against the Jaguars but the led the Chiefs all the way to the Super Bowl.
Mahomes aggravated it against the Eagles but still rallied his team in the second half to raise his second Lombardi Trophy.
The ties binding Mahomes to Kansas City have grown substantially over the year. He has an ownership stake in the Kansas City Royals, who play just across the parking lot from Arrowhead Stadium, along with Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer, and his wife Brittany has an ownership share of the Kansas City Current, the professional women’s soccer team.
“Well, I don’t know that there’s really a way to quantify it,” Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said, when asked earlier this year of Mahomes’ value to Kansas City. “No matter what he makes over his career, I’m sure one way or another, he will be underpaid.” —
JOSH ALLEN HEADS LIST OF QBS WHO REBOUNDED FROM POOR PERFORMANCES IN WEEK 1
Josh Allen was back to himself after a terrible opener. Daniel Jones and Ryan Tannehill also rebounded from awful games to lead comeback wins. Patrick Mahomes and Geno Smith got back on the winning track.
Sunday was filled with impressive bounce-back performances.
The Bills, Giants and Titans avoided 0-2 starts. So did the defending champion Chiefs and the Seahawks.
Allen, coming off a four-turnover effort in Buffalo’s disappointing loss to the Jets, completed 83.8% of his passes for 274 yards and three touchdowns with no turnovers to lead the Bills to a 38-10 rout of the Raiders.
“The thing is with this game, man, it gives you the lowest lows and it gives you the highest highs,” Allen said.
Jones, who posted a career-low 32.4 passer rating in the Giants’ 40-0 loss to Dallas last week, led New York back from a 20-0 halftime deficit to a 31-28 win at Arizona. Jones threw for 321 yards and two TDs and ran for 59 yards and a score.
“We got a resilient, tough-minded group, so we trust everyone to get back focused and know what they got to do to make the play,” Jones said.
Tannehill was 20 of 24 (83.3%) for 246 yards and one TD in Tennessee’s 24-21 win over the Chargers. Last week, Tannehill threw three picks and had a career-worst 28.8 passer rating in a 16-15 loss to the Saints.
“I knew last week wasn’t who I am as a player,” Tannehill said. “I knew I was going to bounce back this week. But it’s nice to feel that support from your teammates throughout the week.”
Smith had 328 yards passing and two TDs, leading Seattle to a 37-31 overtime win in Detroit. Mahomes and Kansas City’s offense still aren’t clicking but he threw for 305 yards and two scores, including one to the returning Travis Kelce, in a 17-9 win at Jacksonville.
Several other quarterbacks, including Lamar Jackson, Dak Prescott, Baker Mayfield and Sam Howell, stepped up to help their teams get to 2-0.
Jackson and the Ravens shook off a rusty first game and upset Joe Burrow and the Bengals on the road, 27-24. Jackson tossed two TDs, including a perfect 17-yarder to Nelson Agholor for an over-the-shoulder catch in the fourth quarter.
Prescott didn’t have to do too much last week when Dallas dominated the Giants. The Cowboys routed the New York Jets 30-10 and Prescott still wasn’t happy with the offense’s red zone efficiency. But he was 31 of 38 for 255 yards and two TDs against the NFL’s No. 1 pass defense in 2022.
“We left a lot out there still,” Prescott said. “That’s the standard of this offense, standard of this team. We expect to score touchdowns on every drive. … but overall a very efficient team win.”
Mayfield overcame a slow start and played efficient in a road win at Minnesota in Week 1. He followed up with a big game in Tampa Bay’s 27-17 victory over the Bears. Mayfield had 317 yards passing, one TD and again played mistake-free ball.
The Buccaneers are 2-0 in their first season without Tom Brady.
“Our guys are motivated,” Mayfield said. “That’s kind of been the narrative the whole time that (there were) low expectations for this team. But, inside of our locker room, we have an extremely high standard. So, we’ve got to continue to grow.”
Mayfield sees plenty of room for improvement. His confidence level is high, as usual.
“When we grow in this offense, continue to get better and better, we’re going to be able to do whatever we want,” Mayfield said.
Howell and the Commanders showed plenty of growth and resilience in Denver, rallying from a 21-3 deficit for a 35-33 victory. Howell had 299 yards passing and two TDs, leading Washington to its first 2-0 start since 2011.
The Saints and Browns will look to join them Monday night while the Steelers and Panthers try to avoid going 0-2.
SACKS AND TAKEAWAYS KEEP FLOWING AS THE MICAH PARSONS-FUELED COWBOYS FLOURISH IN A FAST START
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Micah Parsons zipped around a couple of his defensive linemen on a stunt and was on Zach Wilson before the New York Jets quarterback knew what hit him.
The sacks and takeaways keep flowing for the Dallas Cowboys, the first team since the 1970s to lead the NFL in turnovers forced for two years in a row and one of the league’s top teams in sacks last season.
Parsons, an All-Pro pass rusher each of his first two seasons, is a big reason for the buzz around the Cowboys two weeks into the season.
The numbers are another.
Dallas beat the New York teams by a combined 70-10 in a season-opening sweep, with a 30-10 victory over the Jets that followed a 40-0 rout of the NFC East rival Giants in the opener.
The Cowboys have 10 sacks and seven takeaways — without a turnover of their own a year after Dak Prescott tied for the NFL lead with 15 interceptions despite missing five games. The plus-7 turnover margin leads the NFL.
“We just feel like we’ve been here before,” defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence said. “It’s not something to get excited about. We know who we are. We just feel like the world is just starting to figure out who we are. Just keep watching.”
Parsons had two of the three sacks of Wilson, his 10th game with at least two sacks in his first three seasons. He’s the sixth player to do that since sacks became an official stat in 1982.
Parsons also had a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, which he thought he had turned into a touchdown by running to the end zone after ripping the ball out of Dalvin Cook’s arms. A replay review showed he made contact with a lineman while still on the ground.
“I definitely think I’ve still got my running back skills,” Parsons said. “It’s a little rusty. I want to be more fluent in my cutbacks and my jukes.”
The Cowboys are the fifth team in the Super Bowl era to score at least 70 points while allowing 10 or fewer in the first two games.
Three of the previous four made the playoffs, and the 1967 Oakland Raiders reached the Super Bowl, losing to Green Bay. Dallas hasn’t been to the Super Bowl since the 1995 season.
“I am guarded because obviously you’ve been in this thing as long as I have, you know that you can have this thing turn on you,” owner Jerry Jones said. “But I fundamentally like where we are.”
Prescott was sharper in the passing game after a sluggish opener against the Giants when the Cowboys really didn’t need much from him because the first two touchdowns came on special teams and defense.
He was 31 of 38 for 255 yards against the Jets while No. 1 receiver CeeDee Lamb tied a career high with 11 catches for 143 yards, seven shy of his best.
WHAT NEEDS HELP
While new lead running back Tony Pollard had a career-high 25 carries, his 2.9-yard average per carry told the story of a struggling running game.
All-Pro defensive tackle Quinnen Williams and the Jets’ front had plenty to do with that as the Cowboys had to settle for four of their five field goals on trips inside the 20-yard line. The other field goal came without a first down after Parsons’ fumble recovery at the New York 37.
K Brandon Aubrey was on the “down” side of this category in his debut in the opener because the 28-year-old rookie missed his first-ever NFL regular-season kick on an extra point. He has the job in part because of Brett Maher’s four consecutive misses on PATs in a wild-card win last season.
Aubrey hasn’t missed in 13 kicks since that first one. He has seven field goals, including a 55-yarder against the Jets, and six extra points.
“I think we’ve got us a kicker,” Jones said.
“That’s a far cry from missing that first extra point that we started the season off with, but I’m the kind of guy that will hang in there with them,” Jones, also the team’s general manager, said with a laugh.
WR Michael Gallup’s role in the offense seems to be fading. Newcomer Brandin Cooks’ absence because of a knee injury should have meant more chances for Gallup. Instead, he was targeted just twice with one reception for 3 yards after catching one for 10 against the Giants.
Six-time All-Pro RG Zack Martin injured an ankle when Pollard ran into the back of him on a carry. Coach Mike McCarthy said he thought Martin would be OK. … LG Chuma Edoga, starting in place of Tyler Smith for a second consecutive week because of Smith’s hamstring injury, left with an elbow issue. Undrafted rookie T.J. Bass took Edoga’s spot.
9 — The Cowboys have won nine consecutive home games, their longest streak since AT&T Stadium opened in 2009. It’s the longest run of home victories since Dallas won 11 straight at Texas Stadium in 1991-92.
The Cowboys are
The Cowboys are double-digit favorites at Arizona on Sunday, according to FanDuel SportsBook, and might be again the following week at home against New England. Then it’s a Week 5 showdown at San Francisco, which has beaten Dallas in the playoffs the past two seasons.
REPORTS: BUCS RB CHASE EDMONDS LIKELY TO MISS 4-6 WEEKS
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back and special teams player Chase Edmonds is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a sprained MCL in his right knee, according to multiple reports.
Edmonds left Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears and is likely to be placed on injured reserve.
Edmonds has four rushes for 20 yards in two games and has logged 18 snaps on special teams. He has 1,816 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns in 72 career games (18 starts) with four teams.
Edmonds, 27, signed with the Bucs in March.
THESE 3 NFL TEAMS SHOULD POUND THE PANIC BUTTON
No longer the death knell it once was, starting 0-2 remains sound the alarm territory.
A turnaround isn’t impossible. See the Cincinnati Bengals U-turn from 0-2 to 12-4 — and ending the regular season with an eight-game win streak — in 2022.
But in some cases, it’s time to pound the panic button.
Here are the three such scenarios where ejection seems inevitable, and making a move could inspire an about face this season:
–Los Angeles Chargers
No team in NFL history has put up 50 points and zero turnovers in the first two weeks of the regular season and gone 0-2.
New offensive coordinator Kellen Moore appears to be a perfect fit for franchise quarterback Justin Herbert. If only the Chargers’ defense could get off the field.
Head coach Brandon Staley, previously defensive coordinator of the Los Angeles Rams, cannot get the yarn back on the spool unraveled by the heartbreaking loss in the wild-card playoffs at Jacksonville last year, when a 27-0 lead dissolved into a 31-30 loss. It’s a carryover he doesn’t want to address, of course.
“I’m not worried about the Jacksonville loss,” Staley said. “The Jacksonville loss hasn’t carried on to this season whatsoever. If you’ve seen our training camp, or you’ve seen the way we’ve played in the first two games, it hasn’t had an impact on our team whatsoever. Our team is connected, our team has played its heart out the last two games and we’ve lost two tough games, but it has nothing to do with the Jacksonville game. And that’s just the truth.”
The truth, from outside linebacker Khalil Mack, on falling to 0-2 with an overtime loss to the Titans on Sunday on the mood of the team: “Pissed off. We know we should be winning these games.”
Head coach Matt Eberflus and general manager Ryan Poles being summoned to the principal’s offense in September was warranted. The uninspired effort at Tampa Bay that dropped Chicago to 0-2 might prove even more problematic.
Eberflus and Poles are 3-16 and the offseason moves heralded as visionary appear to be vile instead. Quarterback Justin Fields, in a staged prove-it year during which his GM will measure whether the 2021 first-rounder can develop as a pro passer, hasn’t even had time to take the next step.
Fields has been sacked 10 times and thrown three interceptions. Chicago’s defense is doing Eberflus, whose background is on that side of the ball, no favors with 65 points allowed to the Packers and Buccaneers.
It gets worse: the Bears flew home from Florida to begin prep for a trip to Kansas City, where Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy gets a grand stage to flex against his replacement.
Does Joe Burrow need time to heal in order to effectively lead the offense?
Burrow plans to give his ailing calf “a couple of nights, a couple of sleeps” before determining next steps, but the quarterback is 0-2 to start the season and Cincinnati hasn’t shown the same life it did rebounding from this same two-week slumber last season.
Burrow has one completion over 20 yards — a 32-yarder to running back Joe Mixon — and is averaging 4.2 yards per pass attempt, down from 7.4 last season.
The Bengals get an extra day to prepare for “Monday Night Football” and the Los Angeles Rams (1-1).
“This is exactly where we were last year, and this team is only going to get better with every game that passes,” Bengals coach Zac Taylor said Sunday. “When you stumble early, you have to learn from it. So many years in the past, we’ve learned from early-season losses that have propelled us in November and December. This will be no different. I’m very confident in that.”
Before their Week 7 bye, the Bengals host the Rams then travel to play the Titans and Cardinals before a Week 6 matchup with the Seahawks.
REPORT: EAGLES CB AVONTE MADDOX (PEC) SET FOR SURGERY
Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox will have surgery this week for a torn pectoral muscle and is potentially out for the season, NFL Network reported Monday.
Maddox, 27, was injured during Thursday night’s win against the Minnesota Vikings.
MRI results and additional medical opinions confirmed that surgery was the best course of action, per the report.
Maddox exited in
Maddox exited in the second quarter of the 34-28 win against the Vikings with what was initially called a shoulder injury after posting two tackles and forcing a fumble.
Maddox is in his sixth season with the Eagles, who drafted him in the fourth round in 2018. He has recorded 246 tackles, eight forced fumbles and four interceptions in 62 games (37 starts).
POLICE SEEK EX-NFL PLAYER AFTER DISCOVERING MOTHER’S BODY
Police are looking for former NFL defensive back Sergio Brown after his mother’s murdered body was found near a creek in the Chicago suburbs this weekend.
Myrtle Brown, 73, was discovered on Saturday afternoon near her home in Maywood, Ill., after relatives told police they could not find her or her son.
An autopsy determined that she had suffered multiple injuries from an assault and her death was ruled a homicide by the Cook County medical examiner’s office, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Maywood police are
Maywood police are searching for Sergio Brown, 35, who played seven NFL seasons with four teams from 2010-16.
Undrafted out of Notre Dame, Brown tallied 144 tackles, four fumble recoveries and one interception in 94 games (15 starts) with the New England Patriots (2010-11), Indianapolis Colts (2012-14), Jacksonville Jaguars (2015) and Buffalo Bills (2016).
RAVENS WR ODELL BECKHAM JR. AVOIDS MAJOR INJURY
Odell Beckham Jr. avoided a major ankle injury at Cincinnati on Sunday and will likely be available for the Baltimore Ravens this week.
Beckham appeared to get hurt on the game’s opening drive. He left to receive medical attention on the bench, and later was ruled out after leaving again in the third quarter. He had three catches for 29 yards.
The Ravens (2-0) received TD receptions from Nelson Agholor and tight end Mark Andrews in the 27-24 win against the Bengals. Beckham has been targeted seven times by quarterback Lamar Jackson through two games.
Rookie Zay Flowers leads the team with 15 targets and 13 receptions.
A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Beckham has recorded 536 catches for 7,433 yards and 56 touchdowns in 98 career games (93 starts) with the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams and Ravens. He exceeded 1,000 receiving yards in five of his first six seasons.
LIONS DE JAMES HOUSTON (ANKLE) OUT SEVERAL WEEKS
Detroit Lions pass rusher James Houston is headed to injured reserve with a right ankle injury.
Houston left Ford Field wearing a boot on his right foot and surgery could be a consideration for what is reportedly a fractured ankle.
Head coach Dan Campbell said Houston would be out “for a while” in his postgame update Sunday. NFL Network reported Monday that Houston’s ankle is fractured, with a recovery window of 6-8 weeks.
Houston, 24, didn’t become a regular until late November last season and posted 8.0 sacks in seven games. In Week 1 of the 2023 season, he had a 30 percent pass-rush win rate at Kansas City.
The 2022 sixth-round draft pick left Sunday’s loss to Seattle after posting one tackle.
BURROW SAYS BENGALS WILL BOUNCE BACK FROM 0-2 START: ‘THAT’S WHAT WE DO’
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow expects his team to bounce back from its slow start to the season – just like last year.
“We’ve done it before,” Burrow said after Cincy’s 27-24 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2, according to bengals.com. “Obviously, you don’t want to start 0-2, it’s not what we’re planning on, not what you want to do at all. But now we’re going to bounce back, that’s what we do, it’s all there is to it.”
The Bengals kicked off their 2023 campaign with a disappointing 24-3 defeat to the Cleveland Browns, compiling only 142 total yards on offense in the performance. Burrow finished the game with a career-low 82 passing yards while completing just 45.2% of his passes. The 2020 first overall pick played better versus Baltimore, tossing 222 yards and two touchdowns against an end-zone interception. However, it wasn’t enough to prevent Cincy from suffering its second loss in as many games.
The Burrow-led Bengals have been in this position before, as they started the 2022 season 0-2. The 26-year-old also showed optimism last year before the team bounced back to finish the campaign with a 12-4 record. Burrow then led Cincy to its second consecutive AFC title game appearance.
“We just didn’t play well enough to win either of these games,” Burrow added. “We’ve got to find ways to make those plays down the stretch to win these kinds of games. Every time you play an AFC North team, it’s going to look like that. You’re going to have seven possessions, so you’re going to have to make the most of them.”
Burrow, who finished
Burrow, who finished fourth for MVP last season, mentioned a calf injury that sidelined him during training camp as one of the reasons for Cincinnati’s slow start in 2023. He aggravated the injury in Week 2.
“I’m still confident,” Burrow said. “I feel really confident in all the guys we have in that room. Like I said, we’re going to have to see how that calf feels the next couple of days. I don’t know how it’s going to feel. We’ll see.”
The Bengals host the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football in Week 3.
BENGALS: ‘HARD TO SAY’ IF QB JOE BURROW CAN PLAY WEEK 3
One week before the Bengals are scheduled to host the Los Angeles Rams for “Monday Night Football” in Cincinnati, head coach Zac Taylor said he’s not sure quarterback Joe Burrow will be able to play.
Asked whether the Bengals might need to rest Burrow to get him healthy, Taylor said doctors would be critical to making that decision.
“Hard for me to say right now,” Taylor said to the question of Burrow playing in Week 3.
Burrow was injured
Burrow was injured in a training camp practice July 27 and didn’t participate in practice or preseason games for five weeks. He returned just in time to sign a five-year, $275 million contract and suit up for the regular-season opener.
Through two games, he’s 28th in the NFL in passing yards (310) and has one completion longer than 20 yards, a 32-yarder to running back Joe Mixon. Burrow is averaging 4.22 yards per pass attempt, down from 7.38 last season and 8.87 in 2021.
Taylor said Burrow was “still sore” on Monday.
Off to an 0-2 start, the Bengals lost 27-24 to the Ravens on Sunday, and Burrow said he will need a little time to determine the severity of his calf injury. Burrow said he “tweaked” his calf before the team’s second touchdown in the game.
Burrow said he will give his leg muscle a few days before assessing his status.
“I’ll give it a couple nights and a couple sleeps. We’ll go from there,” he said.
The Bengals have an extra day of preparation with a Monday game and will not fully practice until later in the week.
SEAN PAYTON: BRONCOS MUST LEARN ‘HOW NOT TO LOSE GAMES’
Sean Payton declined to share his message to his players a day after the Denver Broncos fell to 0-2 on Sunday.
But the first-year Broncos coach did have a few key numbers in mind after reviewing the film from a 35-33 loss against the Washington Commanders in a game Denver led 21-3.
“There are some things that stand out right now, and before you talk about how to win games, you also have to understand how not to lose games,” Payton said Monday. “We’re currently tied for a league-high 19 penalties. We lead the league defensively with defensive fouls called, with 12. Five personal fouls.
“We have a number of plays where we’re off the field on third down, but there’s a flag on the turf, there’s holding or defensive pass interference, which makes it an automatic first down. Instead of being off the field, those are turnover penalties. We have to be better and more disciplined in that area, and that starts with us as coaches.”
Denver also led in its season opener at home against Las Vegas, but a 16-10 fourth-quarter lead turned into a one-point loss when the Raiders scored a touchdown with 6:34 remaining and the Broncos went three-and-out on their final possession.
They have now lost two home games by a combined three points, but they were far different setbacks in nature.
Denver was in firm control of Sunday’s game until the offense went into neutral. Up 21-3 in the second quarter, the Broncos managed only a pair of field goals until quarterback Russell Wilson completed a 50-yard Hail Mary pass to Brandon Johnson at the end of regulation.
The ensuing two-point conversion failed.
“Those two games were entirely different. There’s nothing that I would go look at and be able to say tangibly, ‘Hey, this is …’” Payton said. “Forget first half, second half, or whatever the script or narrative is. I thought yesterday, the momentum shifted in that game midway through the second quarter.”
After the Broncos built a 21-3 lead, their next four offensive possessions combined to produce 13 plays and ended with a fumble, an interception and a pair of punts. Meanwhile, the Commanders crawled back to tie the game during that span.
“Our kicking game was outstanding. We got a big punt return. We have it on their end of the field, and we’re already up 21-3. At that point, we go backwards with the penalties, then we turn the ball over,” Payton said. “The next chain of events, really — defensively we (give up) 18 unanswered points. They ended up scoring (on) five of the next six drives.”
The salt in the wound is that both losses came at home. The Broncos will now prepare for road trips to Miami and Chicago before returning for a home game against the New York Jets ahead of another road game at Kansas City.
The silver lining is that Denver is only a game behind the Chiefs and Raiders in the AFC West, with five division games remaining on the schedule.
“Being able to tune out the distractions when you lose two games like this is challenging, but they have to be able to do that,” Payton said.
REPORT: GIANTS BELIEVE BARKLEY SPRAINED ANKLE VS. CARDINALS
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is believed to have sprained his ankle in Sunday’s 31-28 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, sources told NFL insider Jordan Schultz.
The Giants are reportedly under the impression that he dodged a serious injury. Barkley will undergo an MRI on Monday to confirm, Schultz adds.
Barkley suffered the injury while being tackled during a run in the final seconds of the contest. The 26-year-old was helped off the field unable to put weight on his right leg.
The two-time Pro Bowler reportedly had X-rays on his ankle, which came back negative.
Barkley’s injury comes ahead of a short week as the Giants are slated to visit the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday Night Football.
He finished Sunday’s win with 63 rushing yards, 29 receiving yards, and two touchdowns.
DOLPHINS WR JAYLEN WADDLE IN CONCUSSION PROTOCOL
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle is in concussion protocol following a helmet-to-helmet hit in Sunday night’s win at New England.
Waddle had four catches for a game-high 86 yards before getting hit by Patriots rookie safety Marte Mapu with about five minutes remaining in Miami’s 24-17 win. Mapu was flagged for unnecessary roughness and Waddle went directly to the blue tent for evaluation.
Waddle, 24, will have to clear the NFL’s protocol if he wants to be on the field Sunday when the Dolphins (2-0) host the Denver Broncos (0-2).
Waddle has eight catches for 164 yards through two games. He has 187 receptions for 2,535 yards and 14 scores in 35 games (all starts) since Miami drafted him with the No. 6 overall pick in 2021.
Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel also updated the injury status for running back Salvon Ahmed and linebacker Jaelan Phillips on Monday.
Ahmed exited with a groin injury in the second quarter after rushing for 13 yards and catching three passes for 28 yards.
“It’s not an overly long situation,” McDaniel said of the timetable for Ahmed’s return.
Phillips sat out Sunday’s game after sustaining a back injury in Friday’s practice. The 2021 first-round draft pick (18th overall) was held out for precautionary reasons, McDaniel said.
“From a medical perspective, we thought it wasn’t worth the risk,” the coach said. “Long-term vision, we felt he may be at risk for a bigger issue if he would have played.”
RAIDERS’ DAVANTE ADAMS ‘GOOD’ AFTER HIT, JAKOBI MEYERS IMPROVING
Las Vegas Raiders coach Josh McDaniels deemed star wide receiver Davante Adams “good” after he was on the receiving end of a helmet-to-helmet hit late in Sunday’s game.
After their 38-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills, the Raiders said Adams was being evaluated for a concussion after being drilled by Bills safety Taylor Rapp.
The Raiders were already playing without their No. 2 wide receiver, Jakobi Meyers, who entered concussion protocol after a hit to the head from the Denver Broncos’ Kareem Jackson in Week 1. McDaniels said Meyers remains in the protocol but is improving.
“Tae’s (Adams) good, Jakobi’s headed in the right direction,” McDaniels told reporters Monday.
Adams’ injury occurred on Las Vegas’ final drive of the game against the Bills. Rapp was flagged for unnecessary roughness on the play, and Adams was slow to get up before heading to the medical tent for evaluation.
Through his first two games of the season, Adams has 12 catches for 150 yards and a TD. He is in his second season with the Raiders after spending the first eight years of his NFL career with the Green Bay Packers.
Meyers signed with the Raiders this year after spending his first four NFL campaigns with the New England Patriots. He had nine receptions for 81 yards and two touchdowns in his team debut before exiting the Broncos game with his concussion.
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MICHIGAN STATE TELLS FOOTBALL COACH MEL TUCKER IT WILL FIRE HIM FOR MISCONDUCT WITH RAPE SURVIVOR
(AP) — Michigan State informed suspended football coach Mel Tucker on Monday that he will be fired without compensation for misconduct involving activist and rape survivor Brenda Tracy in a sordid case that dates back more than a year.
“The notice provides Tucker with seven calendar days to respond and present reasons to me and the interim president as to why he should not be terminated for cause,” athletic director Alan Haller said in a statement released by the school.
If Tucker does not present “sufficient reasons to dispute” multiple contract violations, the school will fire him Sept. 26, three days after the program’s Big Ten opener in what was hoped to be a bounce-back year for the Spartans.
Tucker is in the third year of a $95 million, 10-year contract and if he is fired for cause, the school would not have to pay him what’s remaining on his deal. Tucker, his agent and his attorney did not immediately return messages seeking comment.
Haller said the decision does not affect the ongoing investigation into Tracy’s allegations of sexual harassment, which is being handled by the school’s office for civil rights.
Tracy said Tucker sexually harassed her during a phone call in April 2022. Several months later, Tracy filed a complaint with the school’s Title IX office and the investigation was completed in July. A hearing is scheduled for the week of Oct. 5 to determine if Tucker violated the school’s sexual harassment and exploitation policy and a ruling could take up to 60 days.
Tracy’s allegations were made public by USA Today earlier this month. The 51-year-old Tucker, who said he is estranged from his wife and has two children, said the allegations against him are “completely false.” Tucker insisted that the intimate phone call he had with Tracy was consensual and outside the scope of both Title IX and school policy.
The school, however, said the actions Tucker acknowledged were unprofessional and unethical. It told Tucker he is being fired for “breaches” in his contract and for engaging “in any conduct which constitutes moral turpitude or which, in the university’s sole judgement, would tend to bring public disrespect, contempt or ridicule upon the university.”
Tracy is known for her work with college teams educating athletes about sexual violence. Michigan State paid her $10,000 to share her story with the football team.
The Spartans (2-1) were routed 41-7 by No. 8 Washington on Saturday in Harlon Barnett’s debut as interim coach. Michigan State hosts Maryland (3-0) on Saturday.
Tucker began his coaching career with Nick Saban as a graduate assistant for the Spartans in 1997. .He returned to the school with one of the biggest contracts in college sports after leading Colorado for one season and serving as an assistant coach at Georgia, Alabama and Ohio State.
Tucker also worked in the NFL, leading the Jacksonville Jaguars as interim coach during the 2011 season.
SEC SUSPENDS FLORIDA’S GEORGE, MAZZCCUA AND ZANDERS ALONG WITH TENNESSEE’S NORMAN-LOTT FOR FIGHT
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Southeastern Conference suspended three Florida players and one Tennessee player for their roles in a fight that started on what was supposed to be the last play of their game Saturday night.
The half-game punishments were doled out Monday after video review and consultation between the league office and both universities.
No. 25 Florida will be without right tackle Damieon George, guard Micah Mazzccua and tight end Dante Zanders on Saturday for the first half against Charlotte in Gainesville. Defensive lineman Omarr Norman-Lott will miss the first half of No. 23 Tennessee’s game against UTSA on Saturday in Knoxville.
The fight started when Florida quarterback Graham Mertz was slow to take a knee on a fourth-and-16 play with 9 seconds remaining in the Gators’ 29-16 victory in the Swamp. Tennessee defensive lineman Omari Thomas bumped into Mertz as he finally took a knee, and Florida left tackle Austin Barber took exception.
Benches cleared, and Tennessee defensive back Kamal Hadden and Florida’s Mazzccua squared off like boxers. Mazzccua eventually threw a punch that missed.
George was initially flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct and Thomas for targeting. But neither flag was enforced. Officials forced the teams to return to the field to play one more down.
Replays showed George shoving Thomas and then landing a punch that knocked off Norman-Lott’s helmet. Norman-Lott had previously swung at Barber.
“We got staff members that probably need to be disciplined as well,” Florida coach Billy Napier said Monday before the discipline was announced. “Ultimately, that’s a teachable moment. It’s an opportunity for us to talk about composure and poise, ego, temper.”
Even after coaches and officials separated the teams, Florida center Kingsley Eguakun could be seen going after his staff members who broke up the skirmish.
“We had multiple players that screwed up,” Napier said. “They compromised the entire team ‘cause you may not be available in the future, whatever the case may be. No different than some guy calls you a name at the local bar on Friday night. Are you going to compromise your wife and kids, make a poor decision?
“These things are teachable moments. Ultimately hopefully we do enough on our part to teach them.”
NEBRASKA LOSES RUNNING BACKS GABE ERVIN JR. AND RAHMIR JOHNSON TO SEASON-ENDING INJURIES
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lost top running backs Gabe Ervin Jr. and Rahmir Johnson to season-ending injuries, coach Matt Rhule announced Monday.
Ervin dislocated his shoulder and Johnson dislocated his hip in the Cornhuskers’ 35-11 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday. Both will require surgery.
Ervin started the first two games for the Huskers (1-2) and averaged 5.2 yards per carry. He leads the team with 38 attempts and 196 yards, and he’s caught two passes for 20 yards.
Johnson, who started against Northern Illinois, has had 12 carries for 65 yards, including a 44-yard burst.
Anthony Grant will move to the top of the depth chart for Saturday’s home game against Louisiana Tech (2-2) and will be backed up by Emmett Johnson and Kwinten Ives.
Grant had been the projected starter entering the season but has been limited to a backup role. He didn’t play against No. 18 Colorado on Sept. 9 after a critical fumble in the 13-10 season-opening loss at Minnesota.
Grant led the Huskers last season with 915 yards and six touchdowns on 218 carries, the most attempts by a Nebraska player since 2014. Grant also caught 18 passes for 104 yards.
Rhule also announced that backup cornerback Dwight Bootle II would miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.
SABAN: MILROE ‘EARNED THE OPPORTUNITY’ TO BE ALABAMA QB1 VS. OLE MISS
Alabama will start quarterback Jalen Milroe on Saturday against Ole Miss, head coach Nick Saban announced.
Milroe began the season as QB1 but lost the role after struggling in a loss to Texas in the second game of the campaign. The Crimson Tide started Notre Dame transfer Tyler Buchner on Saturday at South Florida, but he was benched and replaced by Ty Simpson midway through the contest. Alabama edged South Florida 17-3 despite its offensive struggles.
“Jalen really showed the leadership that I was looking for during the game in terms of supporting his teammates and doing the things he needed to do,” Saban said Monday, according to Paul Finebaum of SEC Network. “He’s had the opportunity to play, so have the other guys. Jalen played the best of all those guys, so I think he’s earned the opportunity to be the quarterback.”
Milroe completed 72% of his passes for 194 yards and three touchdowns in the season opener against Middle Tennessee State. He also rushed for 48 yards and two scores. But Milroe couldn’t replicate those numbers versus Texas, finishing the game with a 51.9% completion rate while passing for 255 yards and two TDs against two interceptions.
Buchner was 5-for-14 passing with 34 yards in the Texas matchup. Simpson completed 5 of 9 passes for 73 yards after taking over with the game underway. He also scored a rushing touchdown.
Following the unimpressive victory over South Florida, Alabama ranked at No. 13 in the AP Poll, marking the team’s first time outside the top 10 since 2015.
The Crimson Tide begin SEC play against Ole Miss on Saturday before facing Mississippi State and Texas A&M.
KIRBY SMART, NO. 1 GEORGIA ‘NOT PANICKING’
No. 1 Georgia pocketed its first conference win of the season without many style points.
Good enough to win, the Bulldogs outlasted a keep-away approach from South Carolina to notch a 24-14 victory and extend its winning streak to 20 games.
But the message from head coach Kirby Smart to players was blunt: good enough to win isn’t good enough.
“I’m not panicking in any sort of way,” Smart said Monday. “South Carolina is a good team. I’m very happy with where we are. You learn more about the truth, too. The truth is this is who we are, a 3-0 team who won three imperfect games. I’m still looking for the perfect one.”
Some September stress was expected for Smart and Georgia transitioning from offensive coordinator Todd Monken to Mike Bobo, and readying Carson Beck — who replaced two-time national champion quarterback Stetson Bennett — for the rigors of the SEC.
“Carson has done a good job. He makes good decisions with the ball,” Smart said, noting he’d like to see Beck step up in the pocket in the face of pressure. “Very pleased with what he’s done. We’ve got to get better results.”
“We challenge him with different things. What I’ve been most proud of is his composure, which I never doubted,” Smart said Monday. “He handles positive and negative almost the same.”
One of the strains for the Bulldogs has been injuries. Remarkably healthy the past two seasons, Smart said the current injury list is longer than it has been in his tenure.
“That becomes a hurdle,” Smart said.
Right tackle Amarius Mims will be sidelined by an ankle injury that requires tightrope surgery, Smart said. He’s expected to return this season.
Freshman running back Roderick Robinson (high ankle sprain) and wide receiver Ladd McConkey (back) are among other injuries of note. McConkey will not play this week, Smart said.
To get right, Georgia has to resolve red-zone woes. The Bulldogs ranked among the best in the country in red zone defense the past two seasons. Collecting yards isn’t the problem, but scoring points has been.
“You have to be able to run the ball in the red area and you have to be able to stop the run. We’ve got to have positive plays both ways,” Smart said.
The Bulldogs are 25th in total offense, averaging 467.7 yards per game.
Georgia has 13 offensive touchdowns, but 37 FBS teams have more. Notre Dame leads the country with 24. Auburn (15), which hosts the Bulldogs in two weeks, and Georgia State each have 15.
Georgia plays a fourth consecutive home game Saturday when UAB visits in the final tuneup before the Bulldogs flip to all SEC programming the rest of the regular season. After the Blazers swing by, Georgia plays three of its next four games on the road.
“I haven’t even thought about Tennessee and Ole Miss, and I haven’t even thought about traveling,” Smart said. “I’m worried about UAB.”
COLORADO 2-WAY STANDOUT TRAVIS HUNTER OUT 3 WEEKS
Colorado two-way standout Travis Hunter is going to miss three weeks after a late hit knocked him out of Saturday’s game and sent him to the hospital for evaluation.
Buffaloes coach Deion Sanders on Monday did not announce the exact injury Hunter suffered, but Fox Sports reported it’s a lacerated liver.
Two of Colorado’s next three games are at No. 10 Oregon and at home vs. No. 5 Southern California. The Buffaloes (3-0) are ranked No. 19.
Hunter took a massive shot to his midsection from Colorado State safety Henry Blackburn with 4:53 left in the first quarter of Saturday’s 43-35 win in two overtimes.
Hunter, who stars at both cornerback and wide receiver for Colorado, was running a go route down the left sideline when quarterback Shedeur Sanders’ pass landed out of Hunter’s reach. As Hunter let up with the ball falling to the ground, Blackburn delivered the hit.
Blackburn was flagged for a personal foul on the play. Pass interference was also called.
Hunter later returned to the contest. He had two receptions for 21 yards, losing a fumble on one of them that Colorado State’s Ron Hardge III returned 45 yards for a touchdown. On defense, the cornerback made two tackles.
Hunter played more than 100 snaps in each of Colorado’s first two games.
REPORT: FAU QB CASEY THOMPSON TORE ACL
Florida Atlantic starting quarterback Casey Thompson tore his ACL during Saturday’s game and is done for the season, ESPN reported Monday.
Thompson took a hard hit in the second quarter of the Owls’ 48-14 loss at Clemson on Saturday, leaving the game after spending several minutes on the turf. He did not return. He had thrown two interceptions to that point.
He was replaced by Daniel Richardson, who threw for 120 yards and a pick the rest of the way.
Thompson, a sixth-year player, was in his first season at FAU after stops at Texas (2019-21) and Nebraska (2022).
He’s thrown for 5,338 career yards and 52 touchdowns against 24 interceptions.
DUAL-THREAT QB DEUCE KNIGHT COMMITS TO NOTRE DAME
Dual-threat quarterback Deuce Knight committed to Notre Dame’s 2025 recruiting class on Monday.
The 6-foot-5 prospect from Lucedale, Miss., is ranked as the No. 5 quarterback and No. 70 overall player in the class by the 247Sports Composite.
Knight chose the Fighting Irish over offers from Alabama, Georgia, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Auburn and many others.
“Think Big Go Irish,” he posted on social media.
Knight is the second 247 Sports four-star recruit from the 2025 class to commit to Notre Dame, joining Tampa, Fla., running back Justin Thurman.
BIG TEN FOOTBALL
SUSPENSION OVER, JIM HARBAUGH RETURNS TO MICHIGAN SIDELINE
A merry-go round of Michigan assistant coaches step aside this week with head coach Jim Harbaugh reinstated from the university-imposed suspension to start the 2023 season.
The No. 2-ranked Wolverines (3-0) open Big Ten play Saturday in Ann Arbor against Rutgers with Harbaugh on the sideline and calling offensive plays, which should ease some of the communication and substitution errors that muddied spots in their first three games.
“I’m super excited to have coach Harbaugh back. You best believe he’s fired up, too,” running back Blake Corum said. “It’s going to be exciting going back down the tunnel with Coach Harbaugh, having him on the sidelines. I’m amped up. I’m fired up. … It’s going to mean something to have Coach Harbaugh back on the sidelines.”
Harbaugh said the absence “made me a better coach,” but he said there are new guardrails in place to prevent him from being suspended again. The NCAA could still levy punishment for alleged recruiting violations and what their investigators called “misleading” responses from Harbaugh.
In his absence,
In his absence, four different assistant coaches assumed head-coaching responsibilities: defensive coordinator Jesse Minter, offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore, special teams coach Jay Harbaugh and running backs coach Mike Hart.
Harbaugh returns on the heels of quarterback J.J. McCarthy throwing three interceptions in the Wolverines’ 31-6 victory over Bowling Green.
“It’s when you don’t have the right foot discipline, eye discipline, or footwork and then the bad things happen,” Harbaugh said. “Now it’s seared into your brain. You learn more from the mistakes. I think the same as it was in coaching, it is in playing.”
WEEK 4 FOOTBALL RELEASE
• Week 4 of the 2023 Big Ten season features nine games, highlighted by five conference matchups. Purdue will host divisional foe Wisconsin on Friday, while Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern and Penn State welcome Rutgers, Maryland, Minnesota and Iowa, respectively. The complete schedule appears to the right.
• Four Big Ten teams appear in the AP Poll this week. Michigan leads the conference at No. 2, followed by No. 6 Ohio State, No. 7 Penn State and No. 24 Iowa. Maryland and Wisconsin are both receiving votes.
• Six Big Ten teams remain undefeated on the season, as Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers are all 3-0.
• Ohio State and Penn State currently rank among the top 20 nationally in both scoring offense and scoring defense. The Buckeyes rank second nationally in scoring defense, allowing an average of 6.7 points per game, while ranking No. 20 in scoring offense (40.3 points per game). The Nittany Lions rank No. 13 nationally in scoring defense (11.7 points per game), while ranking 14th in scoring offense (43.7 points per game).
• Four additional Big Ten teams rank in the top 25 in terms of scoring defense: Michigan (1st, 5.3 points per game), Rutgers (7th, 10.0 points per game), Iowa (18th, 12.3 points per game) and Maryland (21st, 13.3 points per game).
• The Nittany Lions are set to hold their 15th full-stadium Penn State White Out on Saturday against Iowa. The tradition stretches back to a student section White Out in 2004. Penn State’s first full-stadium White Out was against Notre Dame in 2007. Penn State meets Iowa for the 32nd time in the series. Penn State holds a 17-14 advantage in the series. However, the teams are tied 11-11 as Big Ten foes.
• Ohio State’s Marvin Harrison Jr. hauled in the 100th reception of his career in Saturday’s 63-10 victory against Western Kentucky. He entered the game with 97 career catches and finished with five catches for 126 yards and one touchdown. His 75-yard touchdown reception was the longest of his career, surpassing a 71-yard catch against Youngstown State last week. Additionally, junior running back TreVeyon Henderson became the 28th Buckeye to join the Ohio State career 2,000-yard rushing club after rushing for 88 on Saturday.
• Wisconsin’s Hunter Wohler led the Badgers defensively last weekend, picking off two passes in a 35-14 win over Georgia Southern. The junior made a team-high 10 tackles, including a sack, to become the first Badger to pick off two passes in a game since John Torchio vs. Purdue on Oct. 22, 2022. Wohler is just the second player in the country and first in the Big Ten this season to record two interceptions and a sack in the same game.
• Michigan is building on an 18-game home winning streak dating back to 2021. It is the longest home winning streak under Harbaugh and the program’s best since a 21-game streak from 1998-2001 under coach Lloyd Carr. This weekend against Rutgers, the Wolverines have a chance to build on a 14-game Big Ten win streak, the program’s longest since a 16-game conference streak spanning 1996-98.
• Rutgers running back Kyle Monangai rushed for 143 yards and a career-high three touchdowns on 16 carries (8.9 yards per carry) in the Scarlet Knights’ 35-16 win against Virginia Tech, marking the first time a Scarlet Knight topped 100 rushing yards in consecutive games since 2016. The junior ripped off a 55-yard touchdown in a one-score game in the fourth quarter, his longest career carry and longest by a Scarlet Knight since 2020.
• The 2023 campaign will feature 99 All-Big Ten honorees (first-, second-, third-team or honorable mention) selected by either the coaches or the media last season, with Ohio State leading the way with 16 all-conference returnees. The East Division welcomes back 56 all-conference players, while the West returns 43. Illinois is the only West team with double-digit all-conference returnees with 10, while each team has at least one All-Big Ten performer returning.
• The Big Ten finished last season with three teams ranked in the AP Top 25, tying for the third-most of any conference. All three teams finished in the Top 10, marking the second straight year that the conference had three top 10 teams at the end of the season. The 2023 AP Preseason Poll also featured five Big Ten teams in No. 2 Michigan, No. 3 Ohio State, No. 7 Penn State, No. 19 Wisconsin, and No. 25 Iowa, while Illinois and Minnesota are both receiving votes.
• Last season, the Big Ten posted the fifth-highest single-season attendance total in conference history with 6,333,196 fans attending home games. Excluding 2020, this marked the ninth consecutive season and 10th time in 11 seasons that more than six million fans have attended Big Ten home football games.
• This season’s Playoff Semifinals will take place Monday, January 1, 2024, at the Allstate Sugar Bowl and the Rose Bowl. Houston will host the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, January 8, 2024, at NRG Stadium. The College Football Playoff matches the No. 1 ranked team vs. No. 4, and No. 2 vs. No. 3 in semifinal games that rotate annually among six bowl games – the Goodyear Cotton Bowl, Vrbo Fiesta Bowl, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl Game.
|Friday, September 22, 2023 Football|
|Wisconsin||Purdue||7:00 P.M.||West Lafayette, IN (Conf.)||TV: FS1 Stats Radio: WAZY (96.5 FM) Video|
|Saturday, September 23, 2023 Football|
|Maryland||Michigan State||3:30 P.M.||East Lansing, MI (Conf.)||TV: NBC Stats Radio: Spartan Media Network Audio|
|Ohio State||Notre Dame||7:30 P.M.||South Bend, Ind.|
|Louisiana Tech||Nebraska||3:30 P.M.||Lincoln, Neb.|
|Rutgers||Michigan||12:00 P.M.||Ann Arbor, Mich. (Conf.)||TV: Big Ten Network Stats Radio: WFAN 101.9-FM, FOX Sports New Jersey 93.5-FM/1450-AM, SiriusXM 158 or 196, SXM app, Audacy app, Scarlet Knights app Video|
|Florida Atlantic||Illinois||3:30 P.M.||Champaign, Ill.||TV: Big Ten Network Stats|
|Akron||Indiana||7:30 P.M.||Bloomington, Ind.||TV: BTN Stats Radio: Indiana Sports Radio Network|
|Iowa||Penn State||7:30 P.M.||University Park, Pa. (Conf.)||TV: CBS Stats Radio: Penn State Sports Network|
|Minnesota||Northwestern||7:30 P.M.||Evanston, IL (Conf.)||TV: BTN Stats Radio: WGN Radio 720 Video|
MARYLAND, MINNESOTA, RUTGERS AND WISCONSIN EARN WEEKLY FOOTBALL HONORS
Offensive Player of the Week
Kyle Monangai, Rutgers
RB – Jr. – Roseland, N.J. – Don Bosco Prep
- Rushed for 143 yards and a career-high three touchdowns on 16 carries (8.9 yards per carry) in the Scarlet Knights’ 35-16 win against Virginia Tech, marking the first time a Scarlet Knight topped 100 rushing yards in consecutive games since 2016
- Ripped off a 55-yard touchdown in a one-score game in the fourth quarter, his longest career carry and longest by a Scarlet Knight since 2020
- The three rushing scores were the most by a Rutgers player in a game since 2019 and his 357 yards this season leads the Big Ten through three weeks
- The two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns his first career Offensive Player of the Week award
- Last Rutgers Offensive Player of the Week: Gary Nova (Dec. 1, 2014)
Defensive Player of the Week
Hunter Wohler, Wisconsin
S – Jr. – Muskego, Wis. – Muskego
- Picked off two passes in Wisconsin’s 35-14 win over Georgia Southern and made a team-high 10 tackles, including a sack, to become the first Badger to pick off two passes in a game since John Torchio vs. Purdue on Oct. 22, 2022
- Recorded 10 tackles to improve his streak of 10+ tackles per game to three straight games, becoming the first Badger to do so since Leo Chenal in 2021
- Just the second player in the country and first in the Big Ten this season to record two interceptions and a sack in the same game
- The Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns the first Defensive Player of the Week accolade of his career
- Last Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Week: John Torchio (Oct. 24, 2022)
Special Teams Player of the Week
Braedan Wisloski, Maryland
WR – Fr. – Elysburg, Pa. – Southern Columbia Area
- Jumpstarted Maryland to scoring 42 consecutive points by taking a kickoff return 98 yards for a touchdown in Maryland’s win over Virginia
- It was Wisloski’s first career touchdown and it marked the first time a Terp returned a kickoff for a touchdown since Javon Leake had a 97-yard score against Michigan on Nov. 2, 2019
- Marked the longest kickoff return for a Maryland player since Leake equaled a school record with a 100-yard return at Rutgers on Oct. 5, 2019
- Garners the first Special Teams Player of the Week honor of his career
- Last Maryland Special Teams Player of the Week: Chad Ryland (Nov. 28, 2022)
Freshman of the Week
Darius Taylor, Minnesota
RB – Detroit, Mich. – Walled Lake Western
- Made his first career start at running back for the Gophers at North Carolina, finishing the game with 22 carries for 138 yards and a touchdown, while adding a 25-yard reception
- After running for 193 yards last week against Eastern Michigan, Taylor became the first Gopher true freshman to run for 100+ yards in consecutive weeks since Laurence Maroney did so in November of 2003
- His two-yard touchdown run with 0:30 left in the first half at North Carolina was his second in as many games
- Earns the second Freshman of the Week honor of his career
- Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Darius Taylor (Sept. 11, 2023)
MAC ANNOUNCES WEEK 3 FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
MAC Football East Division Offensive Player of the Week
Brett Gabbert, Miami, QB
R-Jr., St. Louis, Mo. (Christian Brothers)
Brett Gabbert completed 12 passes for 237 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for a career-best 75 yards in a 31-24 overtime win versus Cincinnati. Gabbert and the RedHawks captured the program’s first win over a Big-12 program and helped reclaim the Victory Bell for the first time since 2005.
MAC Football East Division Defensive Co-Players of the Week
Matt Salopek, Miami, LB
R-Jr., Kent, Ohio (Archbishop Hoban)
Matt Salopek recorded a career-high 18 tackles in Miami’s 31-24 overtime win at Cincinnati last Saturday. Salopek and the RedHawk defense allowed eight red zone trips, but surrendered just 23 points as Miami picked up the program’s first win over a Big-12 school.
Bryce Houston, Ohio, LB
Grad, Lewis Center, Ohio
Houston continued his strong 2023 season, leading the defense as they held the Iowa State Cyclones to seven points in the Bobcats’ 10-7 victory over the Power 5 school on Saturday (Sept. 16). The linebacker finished the game with a team-best 15 tackles, matching his career record that he set against Buffalo in 2021. Of his 15 tackles, Houston recorded five solo stops.
MAC Football East Division Special Teams Player of the Week
Alec Bevelhimer, Miami, P
Jr., Indianapolis, Ind.
Alec Bevelhimer averaged 52.0 yards on four punts in Miami’s 31-24 overtime win over Cincinnati. He had two punts travel 60-plus yards, including a career-best 63 yarder. He downed three kicks inside the opponent’s 20-yard line and allowed no return yards in Miami’s first win over a Big-12 program.
MAC Football West Division Offensive Player of the Week
Peny Boone, Toledo, RB
Jr., Detroit, Mich. (King)
Peny Boone rushed for a career-high 123 rushing yards with 97 coming in the second half of Toledo’s come-from-behind 21-17 victory over San Jose State. He also caught two passes for 19 yards.
MAC Football West Division Defensive Player of the Week
Bennett Walker, Eastern Michigan, DB
JR, San Diego, Calif. (Patrick Henry)
Bennett Walker showed out for the Eastern Michigan defense in Saturday’s 19-17 win over UMass, recording two interceptions as EMU forced four turnovers for the first time since 2019. Walker’s first interception came when UMass was at the EMU 42 as he picked a deep pass down the right sideline just four yards outside of the endzone. Walker’s second interception came in the end zone to help the Eagles retain a 13-10 lead with 7:13 to go in the fourth quarter as UMass was on the verge of tying or taking the lead. Walker is the first Eagle to record two interceptions in a game since Brody Hoying at Northern Illinois, Nov. 19, 2019, and is the first player in the MAC this season with two interceptions in one game. Nationally, Walker is tied for the FBS lead with three picks and is averaging an NCAA-best 1.0 interceptions per game. He also is one of just six players nationally to record multiple picks in a single game so far this year.
MAC Football West Division Special Teams Player of the Week
Mitchell Tomasek, Eastern Michigan, P
JR, Columbus, Ohio
Junior punter Mitchell Tomasek punted seven times with a robust 45.9 yards per punt in Eastern Michigan’s 19-17 win on Saturday over UMass. With momentum swinging toward the Minutemen with less than five minutes remaining, EMU was clinging to a 13-10 lead and forced to punt from its own 15-yard line where Tomasek blasted a 61-yard punt to flip the field and ultimately forcing a block-in-the-back for net of 70 yards in field position. The 61-yard punt, his fifth of at least 60 yards for EMU, is the fourth-longest of his career for Tomasek, who placed three punts inside the 20 on the day. Overall, the Eagle currently ranks 13th in the nation with a 45.4 punting average.
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MLB ROUNDUP: ADAM WAINWRIGHT BEATS BREWERS FOR 200TH WIN
Adam Wainwright scattered four hits over seven innings and earned his 200th career victory as the St. Louis Cardinals edged the visiting Milwaukee Brewers 1-0 on Monday.
Wainwright (5-11) struck out three batters and walked two to join Bob Gibson (251) and Jesse Haines (210) as the only Cardinals pitchers to reach the 200-victory plateau with the team.
John King retired two batters in the eighth inning and closer Ryan Helsley got the last four outs for his 12th save. Willson Contreras homered in the fourth inning for the Cardinals to provide the game’s only run.
Starter Freddy Peralta (12-9) allowed one run on four hits in six innings for the Brewers (84-66). He struck out six batters and walked nobody.
Phillies 7, Braves 1
Zack Wheeler pitched six strong innings and visiting Philadelphia matched its season high with five homers in a win over Atlanta in the opener of a three-game series.
Philadelphia has won three of its last four games and leads idle Arizona by 3 1/2 games for the No. 1 National League wild-card spot. Atlanta has lost four in a row. Wheeler (12-6) allowed one run on three hits and two walks while striking out five. He recorded his 200th strikeout of the season, doing so for the second time in his career. The Philadelphia home runs came from Johan Rojas, his second, Bryce Harper, his 18th, J.T. Realmuto, his 19th, Nick Castellanos, his 25th, and Kyle Schwarber, his 45th.
Three of the home runs came against Atlanta starter Kyle Wright (0-3). Making his second start since returning from shoulder inflammation that caused him to miss 110 games, he pitched four innings and allowed four runs on five hits, with four walks and five strikeouts.
Orioles 8, Astros 7
Cedric Mullins socked a go-ahead, three-run home run with one out in the top of the ninth inning as Baltimore rallied for a stunning victory over host Houston.
Mullins drove a 2-1 slider from Astros closer Ryan Pressly (3-5) 425 feet out to right-center field, plating Ryan O’Hearn and Austin Hays, who started the rally with back-to-back singles. O’Hearn went 5-for-5 with two RBIs and a run for the Orioles, who have won three games in a row.
The Astros have a 1 1/2-game lead over the Rangers and Mariners in the American League West, while Baltimore extended its lead in the AL East to 2 1/2 games over the idle Tampa Bay Rays. Houston starter Jason Verlander allowed three runs on eight hits in six innings, while Orioles starter John Means gave up one run on four hits in five innings.
Padres 11, Rockies 9
Garrett Cooper, Luis Campusano and Eguy Rosario all homered as San Diego built an eight-run lead, then held on to beat visiting Colorado. The Padres pushed their winning streak to a season-best five games.
The Rockies scored two runs in the sixth, eighth and ninth and had the tying runs on first and second when Brenton Doyle flied out to end the game. Josh Hader got the final out, securing his 30th save of the season.
Michael Wacha (12-4) allowed three runs, two earned, in five innings for the win. Ty Blach (3-2) yielded seven runs in 3 2/3 innings. Nolan Jones and Brendan Rodgers each had three hits for the Rockies, and Jones homered.
Dodgers 8, Tigers 3
J.D. Martinez homered twice among his three hits and drove in five runs as Los Angeles opened its final homestand of the regular season with a victory against Detroit.
Miguel Rojas added a home run for the Dodgers, who clinched the National League West title Saturday. They won their fourth game in a row. Los Angeles is 3 1/2 games behind Atlanta in the chase for the best record in the NL, with the Braves holding the tiebreaker. Lance Lynn (12-11), who is expected to be one of the Dodgers’ top three starters heading into the postseason, allowed three runs — all on a fifth-inning home run by Jake Rogers, in five innings.
Left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez (11-9) gave up five runs in three-plus innings for the Tigers, who saw their four-game winning streak end. He departed in the fourth with an undisclosed injury.
Royals 6, Guardians 4
Drew Waters’ two-run double during a fourth-run eighth inning led Kansas City to a comeback win over visiting Cleveland.
The Guardians’ Trevor Stephan (6-7) hit a batter and walked three in the eighth, driving in one run and loading the bases ahead of Waters’ double off Enyel De Los Santos. Waters had two of Kansas City’s six hits, snapping his 0-for-12 slump. Jackson Kowar (2-0) earned the win with a scoreless eighth for the Royals and James McArthur collected his first career save with a perfect ninth.
Andres Gimenez collected three of the Guardians’ nine hits and stole his 29th base, and Gabriel Arias had two RBIs.
Reds 7, Twins 3
Rookie right-hander Connor Phillips provided a much-needed boost by throwing seven strong innings as Cincinnati defeated visiting Minnesota.
Phillips (1-0), who was making just his third career start after injuries and illness prompted his call-up from Triple-A Louisville, surrendered just two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out seven for his first big league win. He gave up solo home runs to Royce Lewis and Alex Kirilloff but retired 12 of the final 13 batters he faced.
The Twins, who lead the American League Central, missed a chance to further lower their magic number. It stood at five going into the game because the Cleveland Guardians lost to Kansas City earlier.
Mets 2, Marlins 1
Jeff McNeil slugged a tiebreaking solo homer in the top of the ninth inning to help New York defeat host Miami.
Miami had its three-game win streak snapped, damaging its standing in the National League wild-card race. The Marlins slipped one game behind the Arizona Diamondbacks and a half-game behind the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds in the chase for the last two NL wild cards.
The Mets, who are out of contention, won their second straight game.
Red Sox 4, Rangers 2
Rob Refsnyder’s two-RBI single highlighted a three-run eighth inning that lifted Boston over host Texas in the series opener in Arlington.
Rafael Devers, Bobby Dalbec and Luis Urias each logged multiple hits and scored a run. Urias also hit a game-tying single in the fifth. Kutter Crawford struck out seven over six innings of two-run ball, and Josh Winckowski (4-2) worked around two walks to strike out the side in his inning of work to earn the win.
Texas logged two hits against Crawford in its two run-scoring innings but totaled only five in the game. Marcus Semien was 2-for-4 with both RBIs. Will Smith (2-7) gave up three runs on two hits in only one-third of an inning.
White Sox 6, Nationals 1
Mike Clevinger came within one batter of pitching a shutout and Luis Robert Jr. smacked a three-run homer as Chicago defeated host Washington.
Clevinger (8-8) struck out seven batters and surrendered only six hits — including Dominic Smith’s two-out home run in the bottom of the ninth inning — in a complete game. He has fanned 23 batters without issuing a walk in 26 September innings. It was his third career complete game, his first since 2020.
The Nationals dropped the opener of their final homestand of the season, giving them six defeats in the past seven games. Joan Adon (2-3) allowed five runs and nine hits in five-plus innings.
Mariners 5, Athletics 0
Bryan Woo thrilled family and friends with five shutout innings, Jose Caballero belted a two-run home run and visiting Seattle opened a three-game series against Oakland with a victory.
Woo (4-4) started a major league game in Oakland for the first time, miles from where he starred at Alameda High School. He survived a two-walk first inning to blank the A’s on three hits and four walks. The right-hander struck out six.
A’s starter JP Sears (5-12) gave up four runs on six hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings. He fanned six.
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NEBRASKA, MICHIGAN STATE AND INDIANA EARN WEEK 4 VOLLEYBALL HONORS
Offensive Player of the Week
Merritt Beason, Nebraska
Jr. – Opposite Hitter – Gardendale, Ala. – Gardendale – Major: Child, Youth, and Family Studies
- Led the Huskers with 4.00 kills/set and a .354 hitting percentage along with 1.88 digs/set as Nebraska won at No. 5 Stanford and at home vs. No. 21 Kentucky
- Posted a season-high 17 kills and 10 digs with a .438 hitting percentage in the win over the Wildcats
- Helped Nebraska to a statement road victory at Stanford with 15 kills, five digs and two blocks
- Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Madi Kubik (11/21/22)
Defensive Player of the Week
Amani McArthur, Michigan State
Gr. – Middle Blocker – Kennesaw, Ga. – Ashley Ridge – Major: Public Health
- Named tournament MVP at the 2023 Dog Pound Challenge as she helped the Spartans go 3-0 over the weekend
- Ranked 2nd in the Big Ten over the last week hitting .545 and tied for 1stin blocks/set (1.75) and total blocks (14)
- Was one off her career-high in kills on Sunday with 14 kills against Binghamton and was one off her career-high in blocks on Saturday with 10 against Brown
- Last Michigan State Defensive Player of the Week: Nalani Iosia (9/5/23)
Setter of the Week
Camryn Haworth, Indiana
Jr. – Setter – Fishers, Ind. – Fishers – Major: Human Biology
- Totaled 144 assists, 32 digs, 15 aces, 12 blocks and 10 kills in four Hoosiers victories
- Posted a double-double (33 assists, 11 digs) and recorded her 2,000th career assist vs. Jacksonville, becoming the 4th player in IU history to record 2000 assists, 500 digs and 100 aces
- Matched a career high with 51 assists at Miami
- Last Indiana Setter of the Week: Camryn Haworth (11/21/22)
Freshman of the Week
Harper Murray, Nebraska
Fr. – Outside Hitter – Ann Arbor, Mich. – Skyline – Major: Business & Law
- Averaged 3.63 kills/set on a .349 hitting percentage with 2.00 digs/set as the Huskers earned wins over No. 5 Stanford and at home against No. 21 Kentucky
- Posted 12 kills on .417 hitting with six digs, four blocks, three aces and three set assists vs. Stanford
- Totaled a career-high 17 kills on a .308 hitting percentage with 10 digs, three blocks and three set assists against the Wildcats
- Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Harper Murray (8/28/23)
MAC ANNOUNCES WEEK 4 VOLLEYBALL AWARDS
East Division Offensive Player of the Week
Courtney Okwara, Buffalo, Middle Blocker
Courney Okwara led the Bulls offensively this weekend as she helped the Bulls to a second place finish out of five team at the Red Storm Invitational hosted by St. John’s. Over the course of three matches, the Bulls went 2-1 on their way to a second place finish out of five teams. After dropping their first match to No. 16 Arkansas, the Bulls went 2-0 on Saturday with a straight set win over Columbia and a 3-1 win over St. John’s. Okwara had a hitting percentage of .484 with 17 kills, an average of 1.70 per set. The well balanced offensive attack by UB led to four players to have at least 22.0 points. Okwara finished with nine total blocks and 22.0 points on her way to earn All-Tournament honors.
East Division Defensive Player of the Week
Jessica Andrews, Bowling Green, Middle Blocker
Jessica Andrews was a force at the net for the Falcons against Michigan over the weekend as the Falcons swept the Wolverines. In the first match, Andrews recorded five block assists before following it up with nine in the second match, tying for the team-lead and matching her career-high. In addition to her dominance at the net, Andrews added two digs and a serve receive to her stat line against the Maize and Blue.
East Division Setters of the Week
Amanda Otten/Jaden Walz, Bowling Green, Setters
Jaden Walz and Amanda Otten set the attack for the Falcons over the weekend as BGSU completed the weekend sweep over Michigan. The duo of Walz and Otten recorded 81 assists with just one ball-handling error over the 10 sets played against the Wolverines while landing 14 kills and three aces in the effort as well.
West Division Offensive Player of the Week
Aniya Kennedy, Ball State, Middle/Outside
Redshirt freshman Aniya Kennedy led all MAC West Division attackers with a 3.71 kills-per-set average last week, smashing double-digit kills in both of Ball State’s matches. She started with 10 kills, and added four total blocks, in Friday’s 3-1 setback at Western Kentucky. She followed by tying her career high with a match-best 16 kills in the sweep of ETSU. She also hit .556 (16-1-27) in the win over the Bucs.
West Division Defensive Player of the Week
Crew Hoffmeier, Northern Illinois, Libero
Crew Hoffmeier had a team-best 47 digs for the Huskies at the UNI Tournament. Hoffmeier recorded double-figure digs in all three matches, including a weekend-high of 22 against Northern Iowa. She also had 14 digs against North Dakota, as the Huskies held the Fighting Hawks to just .153 hitting.
West Division Setter of the Week
Logan Case, Western Michigan, Setter
Logan Case was selected to the All-Tournament Team this past weekend at the Alyssa Cavanaugh Classic in Bowling Green, Ky. The senior racked up 77 assists (11.00/set) and helped the Broncos post a .252 hitting percentage for the tournament. Case handed out 34 assists in Friday’s sweep of ETSU, then followed that up with 43 more assists as the Broncos hit .261 on Saturday against Western Kentucky.
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(TOM ALLEN MONDAY PRESS CONFERENCE)
TOM ALLEN: Good morning. Just follow-up from Saturday, obviously disappointing finish for our guys. Proud of the response in the second half.
Obviously did not start the way we needed to start in the first half, but really proud of our guys’ ability to regroup, make adjustments and come out and play the way we expected us to play from the beginning.
Saw some progress with our young quarterback. Obviously continued to build off of his strengths and what he’s able to do, and continue to grow and develop him and grow and develop our offense around him.
Excited to see our defense strong and get a strong performance in the second half. Still not enough takeaways. Got a goal of three every game. Only got one. Needed another one; and three, it would be ideal to get what we need to get to be able to set up our offense in a better way.
Special teams, eliminated the penalties, executed the onside kick there to perfection which helped us get jump-started in the second half but just continue with more consistency out of our punting unit that has been really strong, but still, was good but still not elite, which it needs to be elite every time we take the field.
So recognizing our scout team players of the week, Aden Cannon and Drew Pierce were our defensive scouts of the week. And offensively, Brody Foley and Sam West were selected by the staff, and then special teams was Aaron Stewart.
So continue to get strong after some of our guys in our practice which is necessary to get ourselves prepared each week. Go back, evaluate, adjust and get better.
And so we’ve got an important game coming up here at home against Akron to be able to continue to develop our team, build our team and then get better in all three units.
So an important week for us to be able to lock in and welcome a team that’s got a lot of good athletes on it. A lot of guys that are good enough to make it really challenging for us. They play really, really hard. Coach Moorhead does a great, great job there. Joe is a great football coach, and gone against him many times when he was at Penn State. They will be very good schematically on both sides of the ball.
So looking forward for the opportunity for us to continue to improve and continue to get better.
Q. As you were able to go back, watch film, evaluate, No. 1, when you have a second look at it, how important or how impressed are you with the rhythm that Walt and Tayven got into, play-caller/quarterback? And while not asking for bulletin board material on Akron, how important is it a weekend like this before you get back into Big Ten play to build on that and experiment a little bit more and put some different things on Tayven’s plate to keep growing that relationship?
TOM ALLEN: It’s an important next step. Obviously that was the first game that he’s been, you know, where Tayven was the guy the whole game. So just to be able to, as you said, grow that chemistry and be able to get in a good flow; and that’s the thing, too. You think about the first half, we just didn’t finish our drives. We had two good starts to the drives but did not finish them, and had enough individualized mistakes, individual players that kind of collectively short circuited those.
But I think you can just kind of see what we can become from a scheme perspective, as well as the play calling itself and being able to distribute the football.
I think, you know, Tayven’s ability to make reads in the throw game was impressive. He’s obviously — they are loading the box and trying to stop the run and make the young quarterback make plays, and he was able to do that. He created several out of nothing.
I always talk about, that’s kind of like a key quality you’re looking for in a quarterback is, hey, can he make something out of nothing. When something breaks down can he extend the play long enough to get his eyes down the field, which he’s able to do that, and either beat you with his legs or beat you with his arm.
I think just recognition of that part of his game was good. Just got to keep growing that and there’s no question, he just needs to play football. The more he plays, the better he’s going to get, I believe that, and just the mechanism necks of everything and working around the huddle and taking share of the shot clock, we are trying to maximize that through everything we do.
And so obviously a couple times that we had to burn some timeouts that you don’t want to do in those situations, and so we have to do a better job both as a staff and execution as players.
But I think you just see that growth, and obviously we got one more game before we get back into Big Ten play. But they are all important. That’s a team that is 14-3 late in the third quarter at Kentucky; a team that’s got a lot of athletes, a lot of length. Kids play extremely hard.
Yeah, you’ve got to be on point without question and that’s what it’s supposed to be every time you take the field, and a lot of respect for the way this team is coached and how hard they are going to play. That’s what sticks out to me is how hard they play, and so that’s a tribute to their coaching staff and their players.
So we will have to be offensively at our best and we have to continue to move forward. That’s the whole point, it’s an obsession with getting better. That’s our focus this week just to be able to improve as a football team and continue to progress on both sides of the ball and special teams.
Q. The onside kick was really the first big pressure spot that you’ve had to put Chris in this season. It’s a big call to make obviously and really in the heat of the game like that, trying to give your team a jolt. How did you see him handle that moment? Obviously he had a lot of time to think about it at halftime leading up to that, how did you see that moment?
TOM ALLEN: I think that was a really huge step for him. It’s one thing to do it in practice. Those are hard to get. You have to — the placement has to be perfect. The spacing is pretty compressed, and there’s a little window that we took advantage of, and — but if the ball doesn’t hit just right, sometimes you overthink it and you don’t hit it quite hard enough or whatever.
And so matter of fact, of the three that we did, like I said, we were two-for-two during practice and that might have been the best one of the three, the way it just popped up perfect right there for Lucas (ph) to recover.
Just to be able do in that moment, yeah, that gives him confidence. There’s nothing like doing it in the game and practice is great, that’s where it all begins. But executing it in that moment in that setting at a critical time was very important.
So he’s a guy that’s growing in his confidence each time he takes the field. Obviously he’s been our kickoff specialist a year ago, and now he’s grown into being our field goal guy now, as well as just being able to have the ability — that’s always one thing I felt like Chris because of his soccer background, his ability to have a multiple skill set of different kinds of kicks that he can bring to our arsenal.
And because of his ability to — being such a talented soccer player and understanding ball placement and different things like that, guys with big legs like he had, they can just crush the ball, and that’s pretty much what you’re going to get. But he has got the ability to place the ball, and felt that way coming out of high school, too.
So great to see him do that, and just proud of him because he’s worked really, really hard and he’s earned a scholarship here. We put him on a year ago, and just really proud of him for coming here and earning it the way that he has, and an excellent student, awesome young man and just a great representation of our program in every way.
Q. When you watched Louisville’s last drive when they were able to run at the clock, anything that you took away from that?
TOM ALLEN: Two things. No. 1. Didn’t contain the quarterback that. To me jumps out the first, the first play, gave them a chance to get off the hook and get out of inside the five area, obviously tighter than that initially.
And then the third down one, that’s what sticks out to me, the third and nine. We had a great call on the call that we made. We’ve just got to be disciplined.
To me, I think it was kind of the theme. Did some good things defensively. Held a very explosive offense to 21 points but obviously too many points, we didn’t win.
But you know, we had breakdowns, just some individual breakdowns where a guy that’s supposed to be the edge, we brought pressure from one side obviously, and then you’ve got to understand that to know that he’s going to get flushed out away from the pressure most of the time where he’s going to step up.
And so just to not have that executed properly was kind of telling for some other things that happened, even earlier in the game, especially in the first half when we weren’t getting off the field on third down. It just takes one person to not be able to do your job.
There was so much emphasis about this phrase: Do your job, and I felt like that kind of broke down. Those last few plays were kind of a microcosm of the whole game, especially the first half, for our defense. Because to me, we had a chance. There was two minutes and 12 seconds to go in the game when we had third and nine, and you get that stop there, and you either get an incomplete pass; if you get a sack, call a timeout, get the ball back with two minutes to go and you go try and win the game.
Just really disappointed our defense didn’t give us a chance there at that very, very end to have another shot. So just got to stop the run. We didn’t stop the run effectively enough and several of those were quarterback scrambles, which has got to be eliminated. Just got to tighter on our run fits and do some things better, and it’s really about execution for to me.
Those last few plays summarize that, so we’ve got to continue to work. We’re not where we need to be yet but we’ve got to continue to get better.
Q. Can you talk about the way Sharpe and Dunnam bounced back and the way they handled that kind of speed?
TOM ALLEN: Yeah, you’ve got two young players that had bad eyes. And so you think about Jamari, very talented player, but that was really his first — a game I would say of that magnitude where you’ve got two teams that are very, very equal and we’re trying to have — every play is going to be a variable in the outcome of the game.
And so I think it’s important to be able to have those experiences. You don’t want them to have a negative like that and give up such a huge play but he’s going to learn a very valuable lesson from that. In our coverage he was the high defender, so he should not be triggering on the run, and he did. So he bit on the run because of poor eyes.
And same with Philip, getting his eyes off his man on that particular call and giving up a double move. And so but once again, Philip, he’s played more football for us than Jamari has but still he’s young, and so those are critical opportunities to learn from.
So I think to be able to come back from that is important. You’ve got to flush it and press on and have a really bad memory in playing the secondary at this level. They are going to make some plays. But we knew we couldn’t give up explosive pass plays and both of those were ones we ended up getting a stop and a missed field goal but obviously the other one was a touchdown, an 85-yard touchdown which is a killer. You can’t do that. You have to make them earn that and we did not.
But going to learn from that. Obviously much to teach off of. That’s one thing it goes back to, hey, ten guys can do your job. If one guy doesn’t, then it’s a negative play for us. So we’ve got to do our job. We’ve got to trust the guys around to do theirs; you’ve got to trust the fitters on the run to do theirs, so you can stay back and play things top-down per the coverage.
So that’s a growth opportunity for some young guys and expect them to be better because of it.
Q. You talked about after the game, the adjustments you guys made on offense. One thing that I noticed, seemed like you were doing a lot of two tight end stuff in the first half, and then in the second half, seemed like you spread them out a little bit more offensively, a little bit more four and five wide receivers. Not trying to get you to give away trade secrets, but do you think going forward that’s something Tayven is more comfortable than what you guys were doing earlier, just kind of spread the ball out, let him read the field and make plays?
TOM ALLEN: I think a lot of it has to do with how they are defending us each week.
So that will be an adjustment whether it’s as it starts the game or something that we go to just having that flexibility to do both is important and I think that’s a critical piece to what we want to be able to do.
There’s no question based on how the opponent decides to defend us and they will all have their obvious ways of doing that each week. Based on that, we want to do a great job of either having the initial plan that takes advantage of it or if it’s different than we might have expected, we make an adjustments and do what we think is best.
But there’s no question that I think you can see that Tayven is comfortable in either setting, but obviously has the ability to get, you know, clear — whatever we can do to simplify the read is the key, and based — like you said, based on how they are defending us at, we’ll be able to adjust accordingly.
Q. With regards to the time out management, there was a drive in the first half where you guys used two timeouts within two plays, and also in the second half, you guys only had one time out left for the final Louisville drive. Looking back through the film, is there something that sticks out as to why you guys were in that situation?
TOM ALLEN: In the first half, I would say one once, would have been on our staff to be able to get the call in sooner, and that would be an issue that we have to get corrected.
Then the second one was the ability for us to — quarterback has to be able to manage that as well. But once again, being young, that will improve each and every week.
But yeah, you don’t want to burn those. Obviously you like to have two going into the final situation. I know for us in the final drive, we obviously took that last one there, second-to-last one prior to the fourth down. So it’s kind of a good time just to be able to make sure you talk things through.
But at the same time, you would like to have two going into a final drive if at all possible and for sure one. Second half, for sure you want to save those timeouts and got to do a better job, both the staff and our execution offensively.
Q. You said before the season, just how important it was for whoever you named at quarterback, just their leadership and how that was kind of a challenge since they were young guys and had not played much football. How would you evaluate how Tayven has grown in those ways and maybe some of the ways that players around him have responded?
TOM ALLEN: Yeah, I think one thing that is hard, one of the negatives of having a quarterback competition in the off-season is, you know, who do they look to. And so you’re really looking to both of them and it’s always kind of a little bit of a balancing act of who takes over, even hey, let’s get together and let’s throw, who initiates that.
But they have done a great job of managing that and working together for that and so now when you make a decision, it becomes the focus on, okay, this is your role now.
So I think Tayven, very naturally does that. I think he knew, and we even talked when he first got here, you come in brand new to a place, you have to earn the right to speak, per se.
But he did a great job of building that trust with his teammates, and so now, he’s in a position where he needs to take over and that’s where he does a lot of that. He’s a verbal guy. I would say since I’ve been here, he has the potential to be the best verbal leader we’ve had at that position in all my years here, and I expect him to be that way.
I think it comes to him in a very natural way and so that’s a good thing. I want that guy to be verbal. To me, you have to have a guy that’s going to speak with confidence and clarity and articulate the vision of what we want to be able to do, and to be able to motivate and to confront and to encourage and to challenge in that role. We really haven’t had that to the extent I think you need it.
And I say the same thing for our linebackers. Everybody has different personalities and I get that, but at the same time you have to speak to lead and you have to speak to have the highest level of strong leadership at that position.
So I think that’s something that he will do have very, very well and it’s something that I will work with him on individually and when I see things to both encourage and challenge.
But like I said, certain guys have that and I think that’s going to be one of his strengths without question. I think that will it be to grow throughout the season. I think you can see the guys, they believe in him and his ability to make plays in those situations and that will continue to grow.
Q. Run game. Talk a little bit about what needs to be done to be more consistent in the running attack at this point and your thoughts on the offensive line play in this game.
TOM ALLEN: I would say, got to run the football better. We always go through and compare the two, each team, and we did not do a good enough job. Now, there’s no question that schematically, they are loading the box trying to take it away, and we threw for a lot of yards. That’s what you’ve got to do but at the end of the day you’ve got to be able to score points. You have to score more than 14 points.
But I would say the offensive line wasn’t consistent enough in our execution and so we are going to continue to focus on that without question. Did a good job protecting our quarterback and giving him time to throw, which is very important. We’re making progress, there’s no question about it, but it’s got to continue. It’s got to continue to elevate each week. To me, it’s finishing out. Once again, I said it last week, it’s finishing those blocks. Getting on our man, staying on our man and finishing the blocks; giving our backs a chance. And to me to be able to finish out drives and to — the ball where it was on the last play, to get that yard, to be able to score a touchdown to get it to where it needs to be.
Starts up front and we are making progress, but it’s got to continue, no question about it. I think just for us as a staff, to be able to continue to stay with the fundamentals and the techniques that we are working through and getting better at it, and our guys are continuing to grow and develop as a unit.
Definitely not good enough at this point, but progress is being made.
Q. You mentioned consistency Watt offensive line a couple minutes ago. Defensively, first half, give up 300-plus yards, second half only 120, even the offense was better in the second half than it was in the first half. What can you do to teach consistency, just from a technique standpoint, how do you get the team to make sure that you are playing 60 minutes of football, and not just compiling together 30?
TOM ALLEN: Yeah, there’s no question, that’s a great focus for us is you have to play 60 minutes. We talk about it all the time, and obviously we didn’t do it. Didn’t start the game the way we needed to start it, and go back and evaluate why. Obviously you’re encouraged by the response but you don’t want to have to be down by 21 points.
And so to me, it’s about I want to see us come out and play with the confidence that we played with in the second half from the get-go and so to me, it was a noticeable difference without question.
I think we’ve got a lot of new faces. I get all that. But to be able to make sure we are doing a good job of being simple enough to where our guys can play with that confidence from the get-go right from the opening kickoff, and that’s going to be the focus for this week is to be able to come out.
And like I said, I feel like that it was individual breakdowns that really hindered us in the first half. It wasn’t collective breakdowns, but it just takes one. And so offensively same thing. Defensively, same thing. To me it’s making sure we are simple enough so we can execute because they are always going to do some things a little bit different. Especially when you think about offensively, they are going to have an opening script, everybody does. And so what that looks like compared to what you thought they were going to do, and now you can adapt that so that our guys are playing fast and playing with confidence, and playing reactionary and not having to over-process things.
To me, that’s going to be what the emphasis is. We have to to make sure we are very confident in our reads and our keys and our execution of those reads and keys, both offensively and defensively; and make whatever adjustments we have to make this week, both schematically, as well as in process of getting ready for a game to make sure that that happens.
So that’s my responsibility as a head coach. It gets to that point where we are playing with an edge about us and playing with some confidence and playing with some swagger.
Q. Ahead of Week 1, you mentioned playing Ohio State, you were hoping that it would accelerate your progress this year. Entering Week 4 now, would you say that has kind of played out the way you thought it would, and maybe where have you seen the most progress in the first three weeks?
TOM ALLEN: I would say with our inability to play 60 minutes of really good football on Saturday, disappointed in that. Felt like that we were on track to get to where we wanted to be from what we stated as our goal from playing a team like that in Week 1. Didn’t feel like we fully maximized that.
I do think even though we do have a young quarterback, and I get there’s a growth process, you go through that; I think we are seeing an acceleration of that in a positive way, which should really help our offense and help our whole team.
But I do want to see us, you know, I want to see us execute better. I mean, it’s not a complicated part in regards to that. Obviously you play who you play and your schedule is what it is and we have to continue to grow as a football team. To me, the jury is still out to see if that’s fully going to manifest itself.
But it’s an important week for that to be the case and obviously every week is a big week to get better, and that’s what we’re going to emphasize at such a high level this week in how our guys respond. To be able to come back and prepare at the level that they have to prepare at to be their best.
I thought we had a good week of preparation last week. So I’m not going to sit here and say — I talked it out with our players and say, well, what do we need to do now to be able to make sure that preparation translates and shows up on game day in the first quarter. And that’s what I want to be able to do.
So to me, it’s about executing and executing at a high level of confidence, and being able to play at the speed I want us to play at from the opening quarter on.
That’s going to be the emphasis, and like I said, we’ll know more next weekend where we feel after the first few games.
Q. You’ve avoided injury talk, but did Max Longman avoid something serious, and with Matt Bedford, he came in for him, just trying to protect him a little bit? Is it not unrelated to his ACL?
TOM ALLEN: So Matt had missed a practice as far as wasn’t able to go on one of them during the week; so just bringing him along. Feel like he’s progressing without question and getting his body where he needs to be a hundred percent, which he’s getting very, very close to that.
But we’ll continue to use the availability report for our guys each week, and I would say that we would — in a consistent way in a guy is out for the season we would say that. But we do use that availability report each week to show who is out for that game and who will be questionable for that game.
Q. You talked about this a minute ago. But I guess the question of sort of starting well versus adjusting well.
TOM ALLEN: Yeah.
Q. As a coach, philosophically, in your experience, which is harder to get better at in terms of being a team that starts well or adjusts well and learning as the game goes on? Would you rather be good at one early in the season and develop the other?
TOM ALLEN: I think both, and I think the adjusting well is definitely two parts. Starts with the coaches: Can they see things in the moment, in the heat of the battle, whether they are sideline adjustments or halftime adjustments. Those are very critical. I don’t think you can be a really good football team without having those. So we showed we can be able to do that.
The starting fast and starting well is very, very important. So what you don’t want is you don’t want, I think as teams doing this long enough and you guys have covered football, you see teams develop a personality throughout the season and so you don’t want to get in that kind of a, hey, this is — we’re a team that starts slow. That’s not what you want.
To me, we’ve got to nip that right out of the gate here. Obviously happened this past game, doesn’t necessarily feel that way the first two games, but again, we had a lull in the second one but didn’t start that way.
To me, you want to get out of whatever caused that. We’ve got to get that out of our system and get back to playing, football game good football right out of the gate. There’s a feeling out process the first couple drives to see how both sides are playing each other but at the same time, you want to get off — I will say this: You think about our offense, we were able to move the football, get it to midfield, get it past midfield, and it wasn’t a three-and-out, but we’ve got to be able to finish and get points in those situations.
I think it goes back to being able to make sure that we are executing at a high level on both sides, and I think that’s what you saw. That’s where we’re breaking down. The emphasis would be, I want us to be a team that plays well early and is able to make good adjustments and then finish strong.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – One final non-conference contest awaits the Indiana football program, as Akron visits Memorial Stadium on Saturday (Sept. 23) for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff on Big Ten Network. The Hoosiers and Zips meet for the fourth time in program history and first since 2010.
INDIANA (1-2, 0-1 Big Ten) vs. AKRON (1-2, 0-0 MAC)
Memorial Stadium (Bloomington, Ind.)
Saturday, Sept. 23 | 7:30 p.m. ET
TV: Big Ten Network | RADIO: Indiana Hoosiers Sports Network
Setting the Scene
• Indiana hosts Akron for the fourth meeting all-time between the two programs and third in Bloomington. The Hoosiers and Zips will kick things off at 7:30 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network from Memorial Stadium.
• The Hoosiers are 3-0 all-time against the Zips, with the last meeting coming in 2010, a 35-20 victory for Indiana. All four meetings between the two programs have come since the 2007 season and have been decided by double-digit point totals.
• In the last meeting, the Hoosiers led 35-13 after the third quarter before the Zips tallied a fourth quarter score to account for the final margin. Ted Bolser grabbed a pair of touchdowns from Ben Chappell, who threw three total scoring strikes in the game.
• Against the Mid-American Conference, Indiana owns a 39-9-1 overall record versus the conference and has played 11 of the 12 members of the current alignment (Buffalo). The first meeting with a MAC program came against Miami (Ohio) in 1897, though the conference didn’t form until 1946.
By The Numbers
0 – Sacks allowed in Week 3 versus Louisville. Indiana was the lone Big Ten team to no allow a sack in Week 3.
20 – Of the 24 scholarship transfer student-athletes made their Indiana debut on the season. Of those, 18 appeared in the season opener and 10 have made at least one start.
97 – Yards on Indiana’s second scoring drive of the third quarter versus Louisville, its longest scoring drive since going 98 yards in 2019 vs. Rutgers.
26.5 – Points under their season average for Louisville against the Indiana defense in Week 3.
News & Notes
• Indiana’s defense has been up to task through three weeks in 2023, as the unit ranks among the top-50 nationally in four of the five major statistical categories: passing yards allowed (19th; 165.3), red zone defense (27th; .714), total defense (38th; 298.3) and scoring defense (39th; 17.0).
• With 2.0 tackles for loss in each of the first two games of the season, redshirt senior Andre Carter’s 4.0 TFLs are the most by a Hoosier in the first two games of a season since 2004 when Kyle Killion posted 5.5 tackles for loss.
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• Sophomore Jaylin Lucas produced the first multi-touchdown game of his career in Week 2 versus Indiana State with a pair of rushing scores. He now has six career touchdowns with 4 rushing and two kickoff return scores.
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• Lucas’ two career kickoff returns sit No. 2 on the career kickoff return touchdowns charts at Indiana. The only true freshman in the FBS with multiple kickoff return touchdowns in 2022, Lucas needs 122 kickoff return yards to enter the top-15 all-time at IU.
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• With 28 tackles, redshirt senior Aaron Casey ranks No. 6 in the Big Ten and No. 13 nationally in total tackles entering Week 4. His 2.0 sacks rank tied for No. 5 in the Big Ten and his 4.0 tackles for loss are tied for No. 2 in the conference.
• Redshirt freshman Tayven Jackson made his first career start versus Indiana State and accounted for 245 yards of total offense and led five of Indiana’s seven scoring drives. In Week 3 against Louisville, Jackson posted 310 yards of total offense and threw his first career touchdown pass.
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• With its successful onside kick to start the second half versus Louisville at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indiana snapped a streak of eight straight unsuccessful onside kick attempts and recovered its first onside kick since the 2017 game at Purdue.
• Head coach Tom Allen won his 31st career game over Indiana State in Week 2 and is just two wins shy of joining the top five winningest coaches in program history. Of the 31 wins, 12 have come in one possession games, including a 4-1 mark in overtime.
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• The Hoosier roster features 24 transfer scholarship student-athletes for the 2023 season and a total of 36 scholarship newcomers, which is among the most in the FBS. The eight returning starters were among a handful of FBS programs with single-digit returning starters entering 2023.
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• Five team captains were announced by head coach Tom Allen prior to the season opener with wide receiver Cam Camper, defensive lineman Andre Carter, linebacker Aaron Casey, offensive lineman Mike Katic and defensive back Noah Pierre each earning the distinction for the first time in their careers.
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HOOSIERS HOST BUTLER IN TUESDAY DERBY
BLOOMINGTON — Sandwiched between Big Ten Conference matches, Indiana men’s soccer (2-2-2, 0-0-1 B1G) will welcome Butler (1-3-1, 1-0-0 BIG EAST) in an Indiana derby Tuesday (Sept. 19) night on Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium.
Fans can stream the match on the Big Ten Plus digital platform, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
Tuesday is International Night at The Bill as IU men’s soccer and the Indiana University Office of International Services are teaming up to welcome all international students to IU. Students are welcome to join a pregame tailgate with free pizza and prizes available.
The first 250 students in attendance will also receive a Hoosier Army t-shirt, presented by the Student Athletic Board.
SETTING THE SCENE
• Indiana is 107-14-8 (.863) all-time against opponents from The Hoosier State. IU has not lost to a team from the state of Indiana since 2019 – a 2-1 loss to Butler. Since then, the Hoosiers are 7-0-2 in these derbies, outscoring opponents 23-5.
• Defensively, the Hoosiers have conceded three goals in six matches, a 0.50 goals against average that ranks No. 6 nationally. Indiana has not allowed multiple goals in any match.
• Offensively, Indiana has created chances, ranking No. 15 in the country in shots per game (16.0). However, that production has not yet yielded similar scoring – Indiana has scored four goals so far.
ABOUT THE BULLDOGS
• Butler is 1-3-1 and coming off a 2-1 win at Villanova in its BIG EAST opener.
• The Bulldogs are led by 13th-year head coach Paul Snape, who has compiled a 103-88-35 record at Butler.
• Butler has scored all four of its goals this season from sophomore forward Palmer Ault, who bagged a brace in the win at Villanova.
• Indiana and Butler have met in 23 of the last 24 seasons and 25 of 27 going back to their first-ever matchup in 1991. The last year they didn’t play was the abbreviated 2020-21 season, in which IU played a conference-only regular season.
• Last season, Indiana traveled to Indianapolis and came back from a 1-0 deficit to win 2-1. Jansen Miller’s first collegiate goal tied the match in the 53rd minute before Ryan Wittenbrink fired home the winner six minutes later.
• The two teams have met four times in the NCAA Tournament, with Indiana winning the last three. In 1998, IU beat Butler, 2-1, in overtime in regional final play on its way to its fourth national title.
• Three current Hoosiers have earned points against the Bulldogs. Miller and Joey Maher each have scored against Butler, and Patrick McDonald was awarded the assist to Miller’s goal last season.
(RYAN WALTERS MONDAY PRESS CONFERENCE)
Q. (In progress.) Those turnovers at the inopportune moments.
RYAN WALTERS: Yeah, just definitely ball security issues. You know, we teach covering up the ball in a certain way when you’re in traffic. That really led to putting the ball on the ground seven times.
We were fortunate to only lose three of them, but you can’t win a ballgame against a quality opponent and turn the ball over four times, especially in the red area like we did.
Q. How are you guys going to work on the ball security this week in practice? Any emphasis on that?
RYAN WALTERS: Yeah, that’s the thing, we emphasize it every week. We have a designated day where we actually work ball security drills and turnover circuits on defense, which is why we’ve been really clean up until the other night.
So definitely will put an emphasis on it, and guys got to take ownership over protecting the football and carrying it the right way.
Q. And then with the last three games, looking at tape have you noticed any pattern with going for it on third and one and fourth and one and not being able to convert?
RYAN WALTERS: Yeah, that’s the pattern, it’s not being able to convert. You know, so up to now we got three games of logged information that definitely will change my approach on when to and when not to go for it. We’re constantly evaluating what type of plays we’re running in those third and shorts, fourth and shorts, so we’ll have a better plan moving forward.
Q. You said after the game on Saturday you had to do some self-evaluation to not make those mistakes ahead of Big10 play. What is that self-evaluation going to look like? Did you learn from these last three games?
RYAN WALTERS: Yeah, it’s a combination of couple things. One, structurally, offensively, defensively, and special teams, I think we’re doing the right things.
I do think in some of the situational ball, are we asking our guys to do something that might not fit their strong suits? For example, this past weekend obviously the quarterback was a good runner and we had some design things where we had somebody responsible for him.
Is it the right guy responsible for him? Just things like that as you consistently learn your roster, learn what they’re comfortable with and what their strong suits are.
But I’m not panicked just like I wasn’t panicked after week one. It’s a good opponent. Obviously they beat us last year. The team we lost to the first week, they’re a good football team. We bounced back against Virginia Tech in some adverse situations.
No need to push the panic button now, but definitely need to continue to grow and improve, which I think this team will do as the year goes on.
Q. Through three games can you evaluate Hudson Card?
RYAN WALTERS: Obviously he would like to have the turnovers back, right? I thought this was the most comfortable he looked. We moved the ball up and down the field all night really. Just had the four turnovers. Obviously those turnovers came in costly areas of the field and costly moments.
But I feel like he’s been poised under pressure. He doesn’t really get rattled. He has great arm talent and is athletic enough to get you out of some situations and make plays.
I think he’s becoming comfortable with his receiving corps and they’re comfortable with him, so I think that we would all be feeling a lot different right now if we didn’t have the turnovers we had when we had them.
He’ll continue to improve as well. This is his first year in the system. But I’m happy he’s our quarterback.
Q. I know defenses want to take away Deion Burks, but do you think he needs to be more involved in this offense?
RYAN WALTERS: There is a couple guys we would like to get more touches. I think Deion is on; Tyrone Tracy is another. Those are things we are evaluating constantly and trying to come up with creative ways to do so.
Q. The depth chart has an “or” between Mockobee and Tracy. I guess the job is open.
RYAN WALTERS: In my opinion those guys are both starting tight players in this conference and for us as a team. So I think those reps will be more evenly distributed. Hopefully we’ll be better because of that on offense.
Q. Any update on Kydran Jenkins who missed the second half Saturday night?
RYAN WALTERS: Still going through the rehab process. If he’s ready to go, he’ll go. If he’s not, he won’t, and it’ll be next man up.
Obviously he’s a great player and definitely hurt not having him in the second half.
Q. 11 penalties Saturday night. What do you need to do to clean that up?
RYAN WALTERS: Yeah, just you teach off them. Some of them are bang-bang plays, some of them could go either way. So I don’t want to overreact, but the post-snap penalties will kill you, the pre-snap will penalties, but the ones in competition when you’re competing for a ball or like a holding call on the offensive line that could or could not be thrown, you don’t want to overreact to those.
But I think we had nine penalties on Saturday. Can’t have those. We talk about all the time in order to win the game you got to not lose it, and you lose games by penalties and mental errors and turnovers. We were not great in those three categories.
Q. How do you feel about playing on Friday nights?
RYAN WALTERS: You know, it’s tough after a Saturday night especially, just the quick turnaround. So today is like a Tuesday for us, but you definitely don’t want to go out there and practice like a Tuesday practice.
We just came off a night game that had a lot of snaps on offense and defense. We’ve got guys banged up from Saturday night. We’ll do more of a walk-through tempo today and hit a normal practice tomorrow, and then get into more mental prep as we approach Friday night.
Obviously I think the atmosphere will be great. It always as in Ross-Ade. Just the energy, electricity, and the fan support and community support in West Lafayette has been tremendous.
Hopefully they’ll be patient with us. We’ll put a product out there that will be exciting to cheer for. And I know our guys really appreciate the atmosphere that they create. That’s why we do it. That’s one of the reasons I was excited to come here, because of the environment that Ross-Ade provides.
Q. Is this a game where you need to have a short memory?
RYAN WALTERS: Yeah, you got to have a short memory on all of them, but in particular this one just because of the schedule that lies ahead.
You know, quick turnaround and playing against a team that this university hasn’t beat in 20 years, so a lot of things to look forward to, and just another opportunity to go compete. That’s what I love about this team, is that they are not shy about the competition and are eager to go prove themselves, as is the staff.
So we’re looking forward to a great night on Friday.
Q. I think you’ve played Wisconsin before obviously, but they have a new OC. What are the biggest differences you’ve seen on tape from this year’s Wisconsin team to the one you played in the past?
RYAN WALTERS: Just schematically way different. Wisconsin as you think of them over the last however many years has been super run heavy, use of multiple tight ends, controlling the clock, and playing with a measured pace.
And Phil Longo is not that. He’s a spread you out. He’s lot more similar style to the way we play offensively. And so they throw the ball all over the place, and we’ll try to get some balance. They have two really talented running backs, but you can tell they definitely want to air it out more than they ever have in the history of their program.
Q. You touched on this, but 16 straight losses. How do you wrap your head around that? In the Big10 nobody beats anybody 16 times in a row.
RYAN WALTERS: Yeah, I mean, other than Wisconsin, right? You know, you just got to take — each season and each game is its own lifespan, and so you can’t dwell on that fact.
At the same time, you want to recognize it to use it as added motivation. You know, if we want to get to where we want to go as a program, that’s the school we’re going to have to beat year in and year out.
In order to do so you got prepare the right way and you can’t go into a game hesitant or shy about who you’re playing against just because of the logo on their helmet.
You got to go compete like you’re competing every week. The goal is to win a game.
Q. Now that you watched film, how do you evaluate what Scotty Humpich did, what Will did with K.J. out last Saturday?
RYAN WALTERS: Yeah, they played well in spurts, and other times I know they would like to have some plays back. Again, that’s in two part, you know, one, them playing within the framework of the defense and staying true to their assignment, and also from a schematic standpoint asking them to do things they’re capable of doing and doing well.
So they are both highly capable, experienced guys. Obviously Will is a pressure man but he played well when he had an opportunity. Going to be a great player here and going to have a great career here.
So we’re excited about both of those guys and happy that they’re a part of our team and can play winning football for us.
Q. I think we asked you in the spring if you were going to look in the portal for a kicker and you said, we have a kicker. Ben has had some struggles. How do you keep him confident?
RYAN WALTERS: You got to go and look back at his preparation and what he’s shown and done in practice so that when you get out in those live moments with added pressure and added eyes you resort back to your training.
So I think that that’s what he’s focused on and what we’re preaching to him, and he’ll be fine moving forward.
Q. So what Wisconsin is doing philosophically offensively now, what you’re doing at Purdue on both sides of ball, taking players recruited to one very specific system and then shifting to something very different. What are the challenges of coaching, and how malleable do you have to be?
RYAN WALTERS: I can’t speak on Wisconsin because I’m not in their locker room, you know what I mean? I don’t know what they’re thinking and what their communication has been.
But for us, it’s you just find — like I said, finding the right pieces to fit what we’re trying to get done on offense and defense. At times it has looked really good. There are I would say 85% of the snaps were exactly how you draw them up and look clean and looked fast.
But like I said, you turn the ball over four times, you don’t convert on some of the third and shorts, nine penalties against a team like Syracuse or a team like Fresno State, you know, they will expose you and take advantage of those mistakes.
And so if we can continue to play being competitive, tough, and at the end of the day being really disciplined, then I think we’re exactly where we need to be and we’ll be very competitive in this Big10 race.
Q. With Luke Fickell, have you crossed paths with him? How have you crossed paths with him over the years in your playing and/or coaching career?
RYAN WALTERS: The only time I crossed paths with him was at the Big10 head coach’s meetings. He’s definitely a great guy, and just getting to know him from that aspect. I got tremendous respect for what he’s done in his coaching career and how he was able to elevate the different stops that he’s been.
So we’ll definitely have challenges. His teams are well coached and they play within the edge and are disciplined and physical. They compete at a high level.
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WOMEN’S GOLF REMAINS UNDEFEATED WITH VICTORY AT THE MARY FOSSUM INVITATIONAL
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Entering the final round eight shots back of host Michigan State, Purdue Women’s Golf flipped the script and emerged victorious. The Boilermakers fired a final round 284 (-4) to win the Mary Fossum Invitational by 10 strokes, remaining undefeated on the 2023-24 campaign after also taking the title at the season-opening Boilermaker Classic.
Purdue was 6-under (290-284-284—858) on the par 72 West Course at Forest Akers GC, the only team to finish under par and just one shot off the tournament record. The Boilermakers defeated a field of 14 other teams that included five Big Ten programs. The three-round total also cracked the Top 10 for one of the lowest 54-hole scores in program history.
The difference may have been Purdue’s play on the par 4s throughout the tournament. The Boilermakers played those holes a combined 5-over to lead all teams, including 16 shots better than Michigan State. Purdue also paced the field in par-3 scoring (-2) and birdies, making 47 as a team.
Four Boilermakers finished in the Top 10 of the individual leaderboard. Ashley Kozlowski led the way, ending the tournament at 2-under to place runner-up for the second time in her career. The Littleton, Colorado, native fired a final round 70, tied for Purdue’s lowest round, making five birdies throughout the day. She played the par 4s 1-under par over the three rounds to rank second in par-4 scoring.
Kan Bunnabodee earned her second Top 5 of the season, tying for fourth at even par (72-71-73—216). The veteran Boilermaker made 13 birdies over her 54 holes, leading the entire field. She paced the field in par-3 scoring as well, playing the short holes 2-under. Bunnabodee also dominated the par 5s, going 5-under on them to rank second in par-5 scoring. The performance was the sixth Top 10 of her career to tie Kozlowski for the most on the team.
Jocelyn Bruch continued her strong start to the season, tying for seventh (+1) for her second Top 10 of the 2023-24 campaign. After an opening-round 76 (+4), she bounced back with back-to-back under-par rounds of 70 (-2) and 71 (-1). Bruch found the majority of her success on the par 4s, leading the field by playing them 3-under par.
Playing her best golf in her brief tenure as a Boilermaker, Natasha Kiel tied for ninth at 2-over (73-72-73—218). The Vanderbilt transfer ranked second in par-4 scoring, playing the holes under-par (-1). She ended her tournament with a birdie to sneak into the Top 10 for the first time in her Purdue career.
Aside from an uncharacteristic second round, Momo Sugiyama produced her eighth Top 20 finish in only her 14th tournament as a Boilermaker. The junior matched Kozlowski for Purdue’s best final round, carding a 70 (-2) to move 23 spots up the leaderboard and into a tie for 19th.
Now a perfect 2-for-2 this fall, the Boilermakers have won multiple tournaments in a season for the first time since the 2016-17 campaign. The team title also marked Purdue’s third tournament title in just the second season under head coach Zack Byrd.
Purdue wastes no time returning to tournament action, heading to Norman, Oklahoma this weekend for the Schooner Fall Classic (Sept. 23-25).
2. Ashley Kozlowski: 73-71-70—214 (-2)
T4. Kan Bunnabodee: 72-71-73—216 (E)
T7. Jocelyn Bruch: 76-70-71—217 (+1)
T9. Natasha Kiel: 73-72-73—218 (+2)
T19. Momo Sugiyama: 72-79-70—221 (+5)
1. Purdue: 290-284-284—858 (-6)
2. Michigan State: 285-281-302—868 (+4)
3. Ohio State: 292-289-298—879 (+15)
4. Maryland: 299-293-289—881 (+17)
5. Tennessee: 293-292-299—884 (+20)
T6. Nebraska: 290-298-300—888 (+24)
T6. Virginia Tech: 295-294-299—888 (+24)
T6. Kent State: 294-304-290—888 (+24)
9. North Carolina: 299-301-290—890 (+26)
10. Michigan: 292-306-301—899 (+35)
11. Notre Dame: 301-301-301—903 (+39)
12. Northern Illinois: 297-317-302—916 (+52)
13. Toledo: 305-313-312—930 (+66)
14. Grand Valley State: 311-316-314—941 (+77)
15. Oakland: 310-321-312—943 (+79)
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NORRIS EARNS BIG EAST GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK HONOR
Butler men’s soccer goalkeeper Caleb Norris was named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week by the conference for his performance this past week in a 2-1 win over Villanova. Forward Palmer Ault also received recognition as part of the Weekly Honor Roll.
Norris was a stalwart in net on Friday in Butler’s conference opening win over Villanova, making a career-high 11 saves. In the fifth minute, Norris made a diving save to deflect a ball heading toward the left post, one of five early saves against seven shots to kick off the match. In his past three starts, Norris has acted as a brick wall allowing just two goals and corralling 29 saves with a 0.935 save percentage. Overall, the redshirt senior has 33 saves and a 0.825 save percentage in five outings in 2023.
Ault registered a goal in each half to lead Butler to a win over Villanova on Friday, the Bulldogs first win of the year. The sophomore scored in the 17th minute off a long service ball from Jan Quispel, before putting the game out of reach in the 65th minute off a volley.
Butler returns to action Tuesday evening, traveling to No. 23 Indiana.
BULLDOGS TRAVEL TO NO. 23 INDIANA FOR TUESDAY MATCH
The Butler men’s soccer team faces a ranked team for the second time this season on Tuesday when it travels to No. 23 Indiana. The Bulldogs (1-3-1, 1-0-0 BIG EAST) are coming off a 2-1 win at Villanova, while the Hoosiers most recently tied Wisconsin, 0-0.
(as of 9/17/23)
With an average of 6.60 saves per match, Caleb Norris leads the BIG EAST and is 4th nationally. His save percentage is third in the conference (24th).
Palmer Ault’s four goals rank third in the BIG EAST and 29th nationally. With two assists, his eight total points rank fifth in the conference (69th).
Palmer Ault notched his third and fourth goals of the season and now has fourteen in his career.
Ault’s brace was his first this season. He accomplished the feat four times in 2022.
Jan Quispel’s assist was his second of the season.
Henri Kumwenda’s assist was a career-first.
Jack Streberger’s assist was his first of the season and tenth of his career.
Caleb Norris made a career-high 11 saves in the match.
Butler has faced one ranked opponent in 2023, losing 2-1 at No. 24 Saint Louis. Currently ranked opponents remaining on the schedule include at No. 23 Indiana (Sept. 19), vs. No. 13 Marquette (Sept. 23), at (rv) Georgetown (Sept. 29), and vs. No. 3 Akron (Oct. 28).
In 2022, the Bulldogs were ranked as high as No. 12 in the Sept. 4 poll. Butler went 1-2-1 vs. ranked opponents: No. 14 Marshall W, 1-0, No. 15 Indiana L, 1-2, No. 19 Xavier T, 3-3, No. 17 Georgetown L, 1-2 (2OT).
SERIES RECORD: Indiana leads, 25-5-4 (most recent 10: Indiana leads 5-2-3)
LAST MEETING: Sept. 14, 2022 – Indianapolis – No. 15 Indiana 2, No. 20 Butler 1
Butler’s most recent win (2-1) was in 2019 in Indianapolis when the Hoosiers were ranked No. 5.
The sides tied three of the four matches from 2014-2017.
Butler’s only wins in Bloomington were in 2009 (2-1) and 2010 (4-1).
Scouting No. 23 Indiana
Previous match: vs. Wisconsin T, 0-0
In addition to Wisconsin, Indiana tied Notre Dame (1-1). The Hoosiers have wins over DePaul (2-0) and Seton Hall (1-0) and losses to No. 9 Washington (0-1) and South Florida (0-1).
Offensive standouts for Indiana include:
#11 Collins Oduro (2g)
#9 Samuel Sarver (1g, 2a)
#12 Quinten Helmer (1g)
#1 JT Harms (2-2-2) has logged all of Indiana’s minutes in goal. He has allowed 3 goals (.50 GAA) and has made 17 saves (.850 SV%).
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THREE BULLDOGS REPRESENT WOMEN’S SOCCER WITH BIG EAST WEEKLY RECOGNITION
Butler freshman Norah Jacomen has been named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week for the second-consecutive week after her performance against Ball State. Junior Alexei Whittaker and redshirt-freshman Addie Marshall also were recognized as part of the Weekly Honor Roll.
Jacomen notched a brace in the win over the Cardinals. Her two goals in the match included the game-winner in just the fifth minute, along with an insurance strike in the 61st minute. The freshman has been a sensation so far this year, as her two goals added to her seven total on the season, tied for the most in the BIG EAST. She has now netted four goals over her last three games, and leads the Bulldogs in goals, points, shots, and shots on goal. Her offense has helped drive Butler to back-to-back victories as they now stand at 4-4-1 heading into conference play.
Whittaker also recorded a brace in the 4-0 win over Ball State, scoring on both of her shots. The junior posted her first career two-goal game.
Marshall posted a solo clean sheet in her first career collegiate appearance, tallying three saves in Bulldogs’ victory.
Butler returns to action Thursday, traveling to No. 21 Xavier for its opening BIG EAST contest of the season.
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NOTRE DAME CLEARS THREE STARTERS TO PLAY VS. OHIO STATE
Linebacker and captain JD Bertrand, safety DJ Brown and tight end Mitchell Evans were cleared to return from injury ahead of No. 9 Notre Dame’s top-10 showdown against No. 6 Ohio State, Fighting Irish coach Marcus Freeman said Monday.
Bertrand was in concussion protocol and missed Saturday’s win over Central Michigan. A Notre Dame captain for the second time, Bertrand has 203 career tackles and 3.5 sacks.
Brown sat out the Central Michigan game with a hamstring injury. He had an interception two weeks ago in a win over NC State.
Evans was also in concussion protocol for the Central Michigan game after playing in the first three games of the season.
Freeman also said tight end Eli Raridon (knee) will remain out this week.
Notre Dame (4-0) will welcome Ohio State (3-0) to South Bend, Ind., for a rematch of last year’s game in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes beat the Irish 21-10 in both teams’ season opener in 2022.
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MATCH 8 PREVIEW: #3 AKRON
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The No. 10 Irish remain on the road for a huge top-10 matchup with No. 3 Akron at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at FirstEnergy Stadium. The match will air on FloSports.
THE AKRON SERIES
• The Irish and Zips will meet on the pitch for the 15th time on Tuesday evening.
• The Irish trail in the series with a mark of 3-8-3.
• Since the turn of the century the Irish are 3-2-1 against Akron.
• This will be the first meeting between the two sides since the 2017 matchup in Akron.
LAST TIME OUT
• Notre Dame left it late but came away with a 1-1 draw on the road against North Carolina on Friday, Sept. 15 at Dorrance Field.
• Senior forward Daniel Russo produced the heroics in the draw, scoring in the 84th minute to give Notre Dame a point in the ACC table.
• Bryan Dowd kept the Irish in the match, tying his season high in saves with four.
• Notre Dame has made it a habit of jumping out to an early lead this season, as the Irish have scored the opening goal in five of seven matches in 2023.
•All five opening goals have come in the first 25 minutes of play.
•The quickest goal to start a match came from Eno Nto in the 8th minute in the win over IUPUI.
• The Fighting Irish are unbeaten when scoring the opening goal over the last 25 occurrences, posting a record of 24-0-1 spanning back to the early stages of the 2021 season.
• ND has excelled on both ends of the field on set pieces during the 2023 season.
•The Irish defense hasn’t allowed a goal off a set piece all season while in attack four of the team’s 12 goals have come via a set piece.
• Notre Dame has scored off two free kicks, a corner and a penalty kick.
• The Fighting Irish have allowed just five goals through seven matches during the 2023 campaign.
• The 0.71 goals against average ranks third in the ACC and 21st in the country.
• Notre Dame has given up just one or no goals in six of seven matches this season.
• Since allowing a goal to No. 2 Indiana in the 28th minute in the season opener, the Irish went 376 minutes without allowing a score before giving up a score to Clemson in the 44th minute.
• Opponents have registered a combined 22 shots on target in 2023.
• Six different players have scored in Notre Dame’s six matches to open the 2023 season.
• Matthew Roou paces the Irish with five goals.
• Eno Nto and Daniel Russo have each added two goals while KK Baffour, Paddy Burns and Bryce Boneau have each recorded one.
ROOU’S RUN OF FORM
• Junior Matthew Roou leads the Irish attack through seven matches this season, producing 11 points off five goals and an assist.
• Roou’s hat trick in the win over IUPUI was the first of his career and the first of the season for the Irish.
• The junior forward finished with seven points off three goals and an assist, becoming the first Notre Dame player to record seven or more points in a match since Dave Donohue also had seven points against Marquette on Sept. 11, 2008.
• Roou currently has 16 career goals to go along with eight career assists, totaling 40 career points for the forward.
EXPERIENCE IN GOAL
• Bryan Dowd is back for his senior season after being the team’s primary goalie for each of the last two seasons.
• The shot stopper has 48 career starts while appearing in 49 matches over his previous three seasons in South Bend.
• Dowd has amassed 117 career saves and has recorded 16 clean sheets over his time in South Bend, including three in the first seven matches of the 2023 campaign.
•The senior made a huge save in the 88th minute of the win over Clemson to keep the 3-2 advantage intact.
***************NOTRE DAME HOCKEY*****************
IRISH HOCKEY ANNOUNCES FULL SCHEDULE
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The puck is set to drop on the 2023-24 season in less than 20 days, with the University of Notre Dame hockey program unveiling its full schedule Monday. The upcoming season features 34 games, 10 non-conference games and six home games through the month of October to kick off the season. The Irish will ultimately play 21 regular season games inside Compton Family Ice Arena, including nine of their 10 non-conference games this season.
The single-game tickets presale for 2023-24 Season Ticket Members and Premium Access Groups will be Tuesday, September 19 at 6 p.m. General public single-game tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, September 20 at 6 p.m.
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The season gets underway October 7-8 when the Irish host Clarkson for a non-conference series. Face off on night one is set for 6 p.m. followed by a 5 p.m. start Sunday to close out opening weekend.
The Irish then head East to RIT for a single non-conference game before returning home to host BU October 20-21. Game time against the Terriers is set for 7 p.m. Friday, followed by 6 p.m. the next night.
Notre Dame closes out the first month of competition when they host Mercyhurst for a Thursday/Friday series (October 26-27). Both games are set for 7:30 p.m. puck drops.
The team then hits the road for its conference opener at Penn State, November 4-5. The Big Ten slate continues the following weekend with the Irish hosting Ohio State, November 10-11, before getting back on the road to face Minnesota, November 17-18.
A renewed rivalry ensues over Thanksgiving Break when the Irish host Boston College at 4 p.m. November 24.
The home stand continues the following weekend with the Wolverines of Michigan trekking down to Indiana, December 1-2, before the Irish head North for a bout with Michigan State the following weekend to close out the first semester (December 8-9).
Notre Dame hosts Augustana in its inaugural season for a New Years weekend, December 30-31, with both games set to start at 5 p.m.
The second half of the Big Ten slate kicks off with Wisconsin visiting South Bend, January 5-6, before the Irish hit the road for a weekend series at Ohio State, January 12-13.
The Irish follow up their trip to Columbus with a pair of home series and a bye week, facing off against Penn State (January 19-20) and Michigan State (February 2-3).
The final three weeks of the regular season include a trip to Wisconsin (February 9-10), followed by the final home series February 16-17 against Minnesota and the season finale at Michigan (February 23-24).
The Big Ten Tournament is slated to run March 8-10 (Quarterfinals) with the semifinals set for March 18 and the conference championship to be played March 25.
****************NOTRE DAME TRACK/CROSS COUNTRY************
YARED NUGUSE BREAKS NATIONAL MILE RECORD
EUGENE, Oreg. – Notre Dame alum Yared Nuguse was a decorated student-athlete in his five years with the Notre Dame cross country and track and field programs as the All-American runner continually broke records, won championships, and even qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics during his time in South Bend.
The All-American’s success didn’t stop after graduating in 2022, as his most recent accomplishment came on Saturday, September 22 in one of the most prestigious track miles. As the Diamond League season concluded this weekend at Hayward Field, Nuguse ran in the Bowerman Mile at the 2023 Prefontaine Classic and while he finished second, he would break another record, yet again.
Running a time of 3:43.97, he crossed the finish just 24 hundredths behind Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen, but still recorded the fastest time in American history. He beat the previous American record by nearly three full seconds, beating Alan Webb’s record time of 3:46.91 that was set in 2007. Nuguse was just shy of beating Hicham El Guerrouj’s world record time of 3:43.13.
“The entire Notre Dame track and field family could not be more proud of Yared’s success in his first year running professionally,” said Hatherly-Piane Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Matt Sparks. “He has had some impressive finishes at the World Championships and Diamond League competitions, but what really stands out is his American mile record. He not only beat the previous record by three seconds, but is less than a second away from the world record”
Nuguse continues to raise the bar for distance running worldwide and has set a new goal for generations of American runners to strive for.
PURICHIA NAMED #HLVB PLAYER OF THE WEEK
INDIANAPOLIS – IUPUI volleyball freshman Grace Purichia has been named this week’s #HLVB Player of the Week after helping the Jags to back-to-back wins over Southern Indiana and Indiana State. The Jaguars defeated Southern Indiana in the Jungle on Wednesday before traveling to Indiana State to cut down the Sycamores on Friday.
Purichia totaled 45 assists, 15 digs, two service aces and four kills in IUPUI’s four set win over Southern Indiana. She followed that performance up with 41 assists, 14 digs, seven kills and three aces in the 3-1 win over Indiana State.
The freshman setter from New Albany is currently first in the Horizon League in service aces with 22 and third in the league in assists with 8.36 assists per set.
The IUPUI volleyball team will open league play this week when they host the Cleveland State Vikings on Tuesday, Sept. 19 for a 6:00 PM first serve.
VOLLEYBALL CLOSES OUT NON-CONFERENCE SLATE AT INDIANA STATE
INDIANAPOLIS – The IUPUI volleyball team defeated Southern Indiana on Wednesday to even their record at 5-5 and now travel to Terre Haute to face the Indiana State Sycamores to close out the non-conference slate at 6:00 PM on Friday (Sept. 15).
The Sycamores are coming off an 0-3 weekend at the Comfort Inn-Vitational at Morehead State dropping matches to Morehead State, Northern Kentucky and Butler. Freshman Kira Holland was named to the All-Tournament Team while fellow freshman Ella Scott was previously named to the Lindenwood Invitational All-Tournament Team.
The Jags are 5-5 on the season and took down Southern Indiana on Wednesday in four sets. After dropping the first set the Jags roared back, tallying 20 more kills than the visitors to win three straight sets and end its four-game losing streak. Ava Harris ended the match with 16 kills while Kate White collected 10 and Maia Long added nine. Setter Grace Purichia matched a career high 45 assists while Morgan Ostrowski finished with a season-high four blocks.
IUPUI will look to continue that momentum as they close out their non-conference schedule tonight against Indiana State at 6:00 PM. The Jags and Sycamores will face off on ESPN+.
********************BALL STATE FOOTBALL******************
CARDINALS HOPE TO MAINTAIN MOMENTUM WHILE HOSTING TOUGH GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Ball State regained possession of its Victory Bell rivalry trophy in last week’s 45-7 win over Indiana State, and this week sets sights on avenging a 34-23 road loss last year at Georgia Southern. Hosting just the second gridiron meeting between the schools, kickoff is 2 p.m. on Saturday. The gameday sponsor is Hillcroft Services.
** Saturday’s game is the Cardinals’ final tune-up for the Mid-American Conference schedule that begins Sept. 30 at Western Michigan.
** Against the Sycamores, Ball State had room to run for the first time this season, after playing its opening weeks at defensive juggernauts Kentucky and Georgia. Led by Marquez Cooper’s 177 rushing yards, the Cardinals collected 288 yards on the ground overall to mark their best rushing effort since a 304-yard home opener vs. Eastern Michigan in 2020.
** Ball State won the turnover battle on Saturday for the first time since beating UConn on Oct. 15 last season. It snapped a string of six straight games without collecting more turnovers than the opposition. Ball State’s +2 turnover margin against Indiana State matched their best margin from last season, +2 vs. Murray State.
** Three Ball State running backs scored touchdowns on the ground against the Sycamores. Only Carson Steele scored a rushing touchdown for the Cardinals last season — 14 of them.
** Defensive headlines against Indiana State: four sacks among eight tackles for loss; a strip sack that produced a 66-yard fumble return for touchdown; a fumble recovery on a punt and an interception for the third straight game. Ball State’s defensive depth and experience had its way with the Sycamores, especially in the second half.
** For the first time in his young career, true freshman quarterback Kadin Semonza started both halves and played in all four quarters. The youngster finished with 137 yards on 17-of-22 passing, including touchdown throws to Tanner Koziol and Rico Barfield.
WHAT A WIN MEANS:
** The Cardinals will even their record at 2-2 and win their first two home games for the first time since beating Eastern Michigan and Northern Illinois to open the 2020 home slate.
** Mike Neu will capture his 35th victory as head coach of his alma mater, passing Brady Hoke’s win total from 2003-08 with the seventh-most career coaching wins at Ball State.
**************BALL STATE VOLLEYBALL*******************
ANIYA KENNEDY NAMED MAC WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
CLEVELAND – – For her play at last weekend’s Alyssa Cavanaugh Classic, Ball State redshirt freshman middle/outside attacker Aniya Kennedy has been named the Mid-American Conference West Division Offensive Player of the Week.
Kennedy finished the weekend leading all MAC West Division attackers with a 3.71 kills-per-set average last week, smashing double-digit kills in both of Ball State’s matches. She started with 10 kills, and added four total blocks, in Friday’s 3-1 setback at Western Kentucky.
She followed by tying her career high with a match-best 16 kills in the sweep of ETSU. She also hit .556 (16-1-27) in the win over the Bucs.
A first-time career MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week, Kennedy hit .267 (26-10-60) on the weekend and smashed a team-best 26 kills. She also collected four block assists and a pair of digs.
Kennedy and the Ball State women’s volleyball program return to action Thursday with the first of back-to-back league matches versus Central Michigan at Worthen Arena. First serve is set for 6 p.m.
****************INDIANA STATE CROSS COUNTRY*************
GRESHAM NAMED MARK CLINKENBEARD CONSTRUCTION ISU STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State women’s cross country runner Emma Gresham was named this week’s Mark Clinkenbeard Construction ISU Student-Athlete of the Week as announced by the athletic department on Monday afternoon.
Gresham becomes the second ISU cross country runner and first on the women’s team to receive the award after leading the Sycamores at the annual John McNichols Invitational held at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course over the weekend. The Lynnville, Ind. native was the top finisher among the Sycamores in the race with her 5k time (18:08.6) placing her 22nd overall in the field.
Gresham’s mark was the fastest by an ISU freshman at the LaVern Gibson course and fourth-fastest all-time in program history. She sits behind Jessica Crowder (17:55, 2003), Taylor Austin (18:00, 2017), Jocelyn Quiles (18:04, 2019), while finishing ahead of Indiana State Hall of Famer Angie Menser (18:13, 1997) in the top-five all-time women’s 5K times at LaVern Gibson.
The John McNichols Invitational marked the second consecutive race the freshman led the Sycamores. She also turned in the fastest time on the team at the EIU Walt Crawford Open on September 1 finishing with a time of 18:24.0 in leading the Sycamores to a second-place team finish.
The Mark Clinkenbeard Construction ISU Student-Athlete of the Week will be announced every Monday afternoon throughout the 2023-24 athletic season.
September 11 – Mackenzie Kent (Women’s Soccer)
September 4 – Ethan Breen (Men’s Cross Country)
August 28 – Maddie Alexander (Women’s Soccer)
*************PURDUE FT. WAYNE WOMEN’S GOLF*************
ANNA OLAFSDOTTIR CHASING INDIVIDUAL TITLE AT BALL STATE TOURNAMENT
YORKTOWN, Ind. – Purdue Fort Wayne women’s golfer Anna Olafsdottir is within striking distance of medalist honors at the Brittany Kelly Cardinal Classic after 36 holes on Monday (Sept. 18).
The senior from Iceland shot 72-75-147 and is tied for eighth at Ball State’s event. She is just four shots back of the lead that Cardinal Kiah Parrott and UIC’s Dasa Urbankova currently hold. Olafsdottir’s opening even round of 72 came by way of five birdies and nine pars. She started her day with six holes alternating between bogeys and birdies. She settled in with four pars in a row. After a double-bogey on four, she birdied five and seven to move back to even, then finished with four pars in a row. In the afternoon round, she went to 3- over after four holes. From there, she was even the rest of the day. She was 1-under on the front with birdies on five and eight.
As a team, the Mastodons shot 311-305-616. They are in sole possession of ninth place and are four shots ahead of Cleveland State, who finished ahead of the ‘Dons at last year’s Horizon League Championship.
Olivia Jang was the Mastodons’ second-best on Monday. She shot 77-75-152, which puts her in a tie for 24th with 18 to play. She birdied hole eight in the morning en route to a bogey-free 35 on the front nine. Jang had four birdies in round two coming on holes two, four, 12 and 15. Three of the four were used to bounce back from a bogey or double-bogey the hole before.
After an 82 in the morning, Adrienne Rohwedder rebounded with a 75 in the afternoon to shoot 157. She is in a tie for 43rd. In round one, she had 11 pars. In round two she had 14 pars with a birdie on hole 12.
Lillie Cone is tied for 59th after the two rounds, shooting 80-80-160. She turned in a birdie on hole seven in round one, then round birdies to go down on holes six, 12 and 17 in round two. She had 16 pars between the two rounds.
Hunar Mittal rounded out those competing for the team score, shooting 82-87-169. She birdied hole eight her first time through. She had 23 total pars on the day.
Natalie Papa competed as an individual and is tied for 54th. She shot 81-78-159.
The final round of the Brittany Kelly Cardinal Classic will fire off on Tuesday (Sept. 19).
******************PURDUE FT. WAYNE VOLLEYBALL*****************
MASTODON WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL OPENS HORIZON LEAGUE PLAY ON TUESDAY
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Purdue Fort Wayne women’s volleyball hosts their first Horizon League match of the season on Tuesday (Sept. 19) as they welcome Oakland to the Gates Sports Center.
Game Day Information
Who: Oakland Golden Grizzlies
When: Tuesday, September 19 | 6 PM
Where: Fort Wayne, Indiana | Gates Sports Center
Know Your Foe
Oakland is 6-6 this season so far with two wins in their last three matches. Last week, the Golden Grizzlies took down Toledo and UT Martin in five sets before losing to Southern Illinois in four sets. They open Horizon League play on Tuesday at Purdue Fort Wayne before returning home to host Youngstown State on Friday.
The series between Purdue Fort Wayne and Oakland dates back to their first meeting in 1983. Since then, the ‘Dons have gone 35-23 in matches against Oakland including a season split in 2022. Oakland won its first matchup last season in three sets in Rochester, but the ‘Dons flipped the script in the match at Gates and won in four.
Panna Ratkai was named to the Purdue Fort Wayne Invitational presented by Hyatt Place All-Tournament Team following the ‘Dons’ third game of the tournament last weekend. Ratkai finished the tournament with 47 kills (4.27 per set) with a .261 hitting percentage and 20 digs (1.82 per set).
Taya Haffner turned in a double-double performance in the ‘Dons’ loss to SIUE last weekend. Haffner finished the match with 42 assists and 12 digs, totaling the most assists and the second-most digs on the team in that match. She also led the team with 22 assists against Miami.
Playing the Hits
The Mastodons own the Horizon League’s second-best hitting percentage of .214 through the early part of the season. They trail only Milwaukee who is hitting .241. With that percentage, the ‘Dons have hit 607 kills which ranks 36th in the country.
A Lot of Assists
Purdue Fort Wayne ranks inside the national top 30 in assists this season with a total of 573. That’s an average of nearly 12 assists per set. Taya Haffner leads the team with 351, which is the third-most in the Horizon League.
Oakland and Purdue Fort Wayne were ranked right next to each other in the Under Armour #HLVB Preseason Poll. Oakland was ranked sixth while the ‘Dons took seventh. The two squads have a similar record through the first few weekends of the season, with Oakland posting a 6-6 record while Purdue Fort Wayne has gone 5-7.
Sophomore Libero LonDynn Betts has reached double-digit digs in every match so far this season. Last weekend, Betts turned in performances of 14, 18, and 12 digs. She ranks fifth in the Horizon League with 198 total digs this season.
Panna Ratkai currently leads the conference in points and kills. Ratkai has 214 points this season, the 18th best total in the country. She’s also totaled 191 kills, a top-ten mark nationally.
Four Mastodons enter conference play in the Horizon League’s top 50 for kills per set. Panna Ratkai is second in the league with 4.06 kills per set, Ashby Willis ranks 17th at 2.56 kills per set, and Iris Riegel is the third ‘Don averaging over two kills per set at 2.15. Jena Medearis ranks 40th in the conference with her average of 1.54.
Last Time Out
Purdue Fort Wayne dropped three matches at the Purdue Fort Wayne Invitational Presented by Hyatt Place. The ‘Dons will have a chance to turn things around with their home conference opener on Tuesday night.
The Mastodons will play their first Horizon League road match of the season on Friday as they travel to Green Bay for a 7 p.m. match.
****************SOUTHERN INDIANA MEN’S SOCCER***************
USI WELCOMES NKU BACK TO STRASSWEG
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Soccer welcomes Northern Kentucky University back to Strassweg Field Tuesday when the Screaming Eagles host the Norse for a 6 p.m. match. Tuesday’s match is the first meeting between the two men’s soccer programs at Strassweg Field since 2011 when the Eagles and the Norse were rivals in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
The Eagles (0-6-0) are still searching for their first victory of the season after opening the homestand with 4-0 losses to the University of Evansville and Belmont University. NKU is 1-2-3 this fall after falling to Bowling Green State University, 2-1, and defeating Oakland University, 3-0, last week.
USI and NKU renewed the old GLVC-rivalry last year with Norse winning 3-2 in Highland Heights, Kentucky. NKU leads the overall series, 15-14-1, and has won the last nine match ups. USI last defeated NKU in 2003 when the Eagles won in overtime, 1-0.
After Tuesday’s match with NKU, USI is off for nine days before completing the four-match homestand and opening the Ohio Valley Conference slate with a match versus Southern Illinois University Edwardsville September 28. The USI-SIUE matchup will be the first conference meeting between the two programs since the Cougars departed the GLVC and Division II in 2007.
SIUE, which also will be visiting Strassweg Field for the first time since 2006, leads the all-time series with USI, 13-3-1, and in conference play, 12-1-1 (GLVC). Two of USI’s three victories over SIUE came during the Eagles’ first move to Division I in 1993 (4-2 at Strassweg Field) and 1994 (4-0 at SIUE). The Cougars won last year’s match-up in Edwardsville, 5-1, and have taken the last five meetings, dating back to 2002 GLVC Tournament.
Links to follow the Screaming Eagles in 2023, including live stats and video streams, can be found at USIScreamingEagles.com.
****************SMALL COLLEGE ATHLETICS***************
INDIANA WESLEYAN ATHLETICS: https://iwuwildcats.com/
EARLHAM ATHLETICS: https://goearlham.com/
WABASH ATHLETICS: https://sports.wabash.edu/
FRANKLIN ATHLETICS: https://franklingrizzlies.com/
ROSE-HULMAN ATHLETICS: https://athletics.rose-hulman.edu/
ANDERSON ATHLETICS: https://athletics.anderson.edu/landing/index
TRINE ATHLETICS: https://trinethunder.com/landing/index
BETHEL ATHLETICS: https://bupilots.com/
DEPAUW ATHLETICS: https://depauwtigers.com/
HANOVER ATHLETICS: https://athletics.hanover.edu/
MANCHESTER ATHLETICS: https://muspartans.com/
HUNTINGTON ATHLETICS: https://www.huathletics.com/
OAKLAND CITY ATHLETICS: https://gomightyoaks.com/index.aspx
ST. FRANCIS ATHLETICS: https://www.saintfranciscougars.com/landing/index
IU KOKOMO ATHLETICS: https://iukcougars.com/
IU EAST ATHLETICS: https://www.iueredwolves.com/
IU SOUTH BEND ATHLETICS: https://iusbtitans.com/
PURDUE NORTHWEST ATHLETICS: https://pnwathletics.com/
INDIANA TECH ATHLETICS: https://indianatechwarriors.com/index.aspx
GRACE COLLEGE ATHLETICS: https://gclancers.com/
ST. MARY OF THE WOODS ATHLETICS: https://smwcathletics.com/
GOSHEN COLLEGE ATHLETICS: https://goleafs.net/
HOLY CROSS ATHLETICS: https://www.hcsaints.com/index.php
TAYLOR ATHLETICS: https://www.taylortrojans.com/
VINCENNES ATHLETICS: https://govutrailblazers.com/landing/index
******MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS*******
|Y-Baltimore||93||56||.624||–||45 – 30||48 – 26||30 – 18||20 – 8||19 – 10||5 – 5||W 2|
|Y-Tampa Bay||92||59||.609||2||50 – 25||42 – 34||26 – 18||23 – 9||16 – 13||7 – 3||L 2|
|Toronto||83||67||.553||10.5||41 – 34||42 – 33||15 – 25||22 – 10||16 – 16||6 – 4||W 3|
|NY Yankees||76||74||.507||17.5||39 – 36||37 – 38||19 – 27||17 – 12||19 – 13||6 – 4||L 1|
|Boston||74||76||.493||19.5||38 – 38||36 – 38||22 – 24||18 – 11||14 – 15||2 – 8||L 4|
|Minnesota||79||71||.527||–||43 – 32||36 – 39||13 – 19||29 – 23||16 – 10||6 – 4||W 1|
|Cleveland||72||78||.480||7||39 – 36||33 – 42||14 – 14||22 – 24||17 – 15||5 – 5||W 3|
|Detroit||70||79||.470||8.5||32 – 43||38 – 36||7 – 25||30 – 16||13 – 15||7 – 3||W 4|
|Chi White Sox||57||93||.380||22||30 – 45||27 – 48||9 – 19||23 – 29||12 – 21||3 – 7||L 1|
|Kansas City||48||102||.320||31||28 – 47||20 – 55||7 – 23||17 – 29||8 – 20||4 – 6||L 1|
|Houston||84||66||.560||–||38 – 37||46 – 29||15 – 15||14 – 14||30 – 19||5 – 5||W 1|
|Texas||82||67||.550||1.5||45 – 30||37 – 37||18 – 11||19 – 13||23 – 19||6 – 4||L 3|
|Seattle||81||68||.544||2.5||41 – 33||40 – 35||13 – 18||20 – 13||26 – 13||3 – 7||L 3|
|LA Angels||68||82||.453||16||35 – 40||33 – 42||13 – 16||17 – 12||19 – 27||4 – 6||L 5|
|Oakland||46||103||.309||37.5||24 – 50||22 – 53||8 – 24||11 – 14||13 – 33||4 – 6||L 4|
|X-Atlanta||96||53||.644||–||47 – 25||49 – 28||30 – 12||19 – 9||21 – 12||5 – 5||L 3|
|Philadelphia||81||68||.544||15||43 – 31||38 – 37||18 – 24||17 – 11||18 – 15||4 – 6||L 1|
|Miami||78||72||.520||18.5||43 – 32||35 – 40||24 – 22||14 – 13||14 – 17||6 – 4||W 3|
|NY Mets||69||80||.463||27||39 – 36||30 – 44||19 – 20||13 – 19||18 – 14||5 – 5||W 1|
|Washington||66||84||.440||30.5||31 – 43||35 – 41||16 – 29||14 – 19||15 – 16||3 – 7||W 1|
|Milwaukee||84||65||.564||–||45 – 30||39 – 35||17 – 12||26 – 16||13 – 19||7 – 3||L 1|
|Chi Cubs||78||72||.520||6.5||41 – 34||37 – 38||11 – 17||28 – 18||14 – 16||2 – 8||L 5|
|Cincinnati||78||73||.517||7||36 – 39||42 – 34||15 – 17||19 – 27||18 – 14||5 – 5||L 1|
|Pittsburgh||70||80||.467||14.5||38 – 40||32 – 40||14 – 13||21 – 25||16 – 15||5 – 5||W 1|
|St. Louis||66||83||.443||18||32 – 42||34 – 41||14 – 18||17 – 25||12 – 17||5 – 5||W 1|
|X-LA Dodgers||91||57||.615||–||48 – 26||43 – 31||17 – 14||19 – 14||27 – 14||7 – 3||W 3|
|Arizona||79||72||.523||13.5||41 – 35||38 – 37||14 – 18||20 – 12||27 – 23||6 – 4||W 3|
|San Francisco||76||74||.507||16||43 – 32||33 – 42||13 – 18||20 – 13||23 – 17||6 – 4||W 1|
|San Diego||72||78||.480||20||39 – 36||33 – 42||16 – 16||9 – 20||22 – 24||6 – 4||W 4|
|Colorado||56||93||.376||35.5||34 – 40||22 – 53||14 – 20||13 – 14||12 – 33||5 – 5||L 1|
X – Clinched Division, Y – Clinched Playoff Spot
*******WILD CARD STANDINGS*******
|AL Wild Card Standings|
|Y-Tampa Bay||92||59||.609||+9.0||50-25||42-34||7-3||L 2|
|NY Yankees||76||74||.507||6.5||39-36||37-38||6-4||L 1|
|LA Angels||68||82||.453||14.5||35-40||33-42||4-6||L 5|
|Chi White Sox||57||93||.380||25.5||30-45||27-48||3-7||L 1|
|Kansas City||48||102||.320||34.5||28-47||20-55||4-6||L 1|
|NL Wild Card Standings|
|Chi Cubs||78||72||.520||–||41-34||37-38||2-8||L 5|
|San Francisco||76||74||.507||2.0||43-32||33-42||6-4||W 1|
|San Diego||72||78||.480||6.0||39-36||33-42||6-4||W 4|
|NY Mets||69||80||.463||8.5||39-36||30-44||5-5||W 1|
|St. Louis||66||83||.443||11.5||32-42||34-41||5-5||W 1|
Y – Clinched Playoff Spot
|American Football Conference|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Miami Dolphins||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||60||51||0-0-0||2-0-0||2-0-0||1-0-0||2 W|
|New York Jets||1||1||0||.500||1.0||32||46||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1 L|
|Buffalo Bills||1||1||0||.500||1.0||54||32||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||0-1-0||1 W|
|New England Patriots||0||2||0||.000||2.0||37||49||0-2-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||2 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Las Vegas Raiders||1||1||0||.500||0.0||27||54||0-0-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1-0-0||1 L|
|Kansas City Chiefs||1||1||0||.500||0.0||37||30||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Los Angeles Chargers||0||2||0||.000||1.0||58||63||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-0-0||2 L|
|Denver Broncos||0||2||0||.000||1.0||49||52||0-2-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||2 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Baltimore Ravens||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||52||33||1-0-0||1-0-0||2-0-0||1-0-0||2 W|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||1||1||0||.500||1.0||33||52||1-1-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Cleveland Browns||1||1||0||.500||1.0||46||29||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1 L|
|Cincinnati Bengals||0||2||0||.000||2.0||27||51||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-2-0||2 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||1||1||0||.500||0.0||40||38||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0||1-0-0||1 L|
|Indianapolis Colts||1||1||0||.500||0.0||52||51||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1 W|
|Tennessee Titans||1||1||0||.500||0.0||42||40||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Houston Texans||0||2||0||.000||1.0||29||56||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-1-0||2 L|
|National Football Conference|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Dallas Cowboys||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||70||10||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||2 W|
|Philadelphia Eagles||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||59||48||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||2 W|
|Washington Commanders||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||55||49||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||2 W|
|New York Giants||1||1||0||.500||1.0||31||68||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0||0-1-0||1 W|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|San Francisco 49ers||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||60||30||0-0-0||2-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||2 W|
|Los Angeles Rams||1||1||0||.500||1.0||53||43||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1 L|
|Seattle Seahawks||1||1||0||.500||1.0||50||61||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0||0-1-0||1 W|
|Arizona Cardinals||0||2||0||.000||2.0||44||51||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-0-0||2 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Green Bay Packers||1||1||0||.500||0.0||62||45||0-0-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1-0-0||1 L|
|Detroit Lions||1||1||0||.500||0.0||52||57||0-1-0||1-0-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Minnesota Vikings||0||2||0||.000||1.0||45||54||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-0-0||2 L|
|Chicago Bears||0||2||0||.000||1.0||37||65||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-1-0||2 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Atlanta Falcons||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||49||34||2-0-0||0-0-0||2-0-0||1-0-0||2 W|
|New Orleans Saints||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||36||32||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||2 W|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||47||34||1-0-0||1-0-0||2-0-0||0-0-0||2 W|
|Carolina Panthers||0||2||0||.000||2.0||27||44||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-2-0||2 L|
X – Clinched Playoff Spot, Y – Clinched Division, Z – Clinched Home Field Advantage
***********TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY************
1883 John Reilly completes his second cycle in eight days when the National Association’s Red Stockings beat Philadelphia, 12-3, at the Bank Street Grounds. Last week, the 24-year-old Cincinnati first baseman collected three singles, a double, a triple, and a homer in the 27-5 rout of Pittsburgh Alleghenys.
1925 In the nightcap of a twin bill at Griffith Stadium, White Sox right-hander Ted Lyons loses his no-hit bid when Bobby Veach hits safely with two outs in the ninth in the team’s 17-0 rout of the Senators. ‘Sunday Ted’ gem halts Washington’s outfielder Sam Rice’s streak of nine consecutive hits.
1929 Joe Sewell sets a major league record by playing in his 115th consecutive game without striking out, dating back to May 16. The diminutive third baseman, wielding a 40-ounce bat in 578 at-bats, fans only four times while playing every game for the Indians this season.
1935 The Cubs win their 16th consecutive game as they beat Carl Hubbell, completing a four-game sweep of the Giants. The mark is the most since the 1924 Dodgers won 15 straight games.
1937 Tigers’ first baseman Hank Greenberg becomes the first to hit a homer into the center field bleachers at Yankee Stadium. The area will become known as ‘the black’ when seats are covered in a dark color to serve as a batting eye.
1939 Elmer Gedeon, a September call-up, collects all three major league hits of his five-game career in the Senators’ 10-9 victory over the Indians at Griffith Stadium. The Washington starting center fielder becomes the first of two major leaguers killed in World War II when the enemy shot down his plane over France in 1944.
1949 With their 77th victory of the year, a 4-3 win in St. Louis, the Phillies will not have a losing season for the first time since 1932. The Pirates, who haven’t won more than they’ve lost since 1993, surpass Philadelphia’s 16-year record skid of playing under .500 in 2009.
1949 Pirates slugger Ralph Kiner hits his 50th home run of the year, taking Kirby Higbe deep in a 6-4 loss to the Giants at Forbes Field. The 26-year-old All-Star outfielder, having hit 54 round-trippers in his sophomore season of 1947, becomes the first National League player to accomplish the feat in two different seasons.
1951 Indian Larry Doby walks five times in a 15-2 drubbing of the Red Sox when Early Wynn picks up his 20th victory. The intimidating right-hander, who will win exactly 300 games in a 23-year big league career, will post 20 or more wins in five of those seasons.
1955 In a 6-5 Cubs’ extra-inning loss to the Cardinals, Ernie Banks hits his fifth grand slam of the season to establish a new major league mark, previously shared with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, among the others who also connected four times with bases full. The Chicago infielder hits his historic four-run homer off 19-year-old flamethrower Lindy McDaniel, who is making his first major league start after receiving a $50,000 bonus.
1955 After sitting on a flagpole since June 23, Bill Sherman leaves his perch after deciding he couldn’t keep his promise to sit there until the Braves won seven straight games. Milwaukee will win six consecutive games on three occasions but can’t get the elusive seventh victory during the 89 days.
1956 Orioles catcher Tom Gastall dies as the plane he is piloting crashes into the Chesapeake Bay. The 24-year-old backup backstop, who signed a $40,000 contract as a “bonus baby” with Baltimore after being drafted by the NFL’s Detroit Lions, was the captain of the Boston University’s basketball and baseball teams in his senior year and played quarterback for the Terriers’ football team.
1959 Richie Ashburn surpasses Ed Delahanty (1888-1901) to become the all-time franchise leader, collecting his 2,212th hit wearing a Phillies uniform. The historic knock is a ball that caroms off first base for a single in Philadelphia’s 9-3 loss to the Braves at Connie Mack Stadium.
1962 Dick Donovan becomes the Indians’ first 20-game winner since Early Wynn, Bob Lemon, and Herb Score hit the total in 1956. The memorable contest features a pair of back-to-back home runs hit in the first and seventh innings by Tribe teammates Walter Bond and Johnny Romano, who also had doubles, in the team’s 10-9 victory at Kansas City’s Municipal Stadium.
1964 After singling, swiping second, and advancing to third on a wild pitch with two outs in the bottom of the 16th inning, Willie Davis steals home, giving the Dodgers a 4-3 victory over Philadelphia. The fleet outfielder’s theft of the plate occurs in the latest frame of a National League game and ties Hal Trosky’s major league mark set in 1944.
1968 Denny McLain posts his 31st victory, the most in the American League since 1931 when Lefty Grove finished the season with a 31-4 with the Philadelphia A’s. The Tiger Stadium game is best remembered for Mickey Mantle’s 535th homer run to surpass Jimmie Foxx on the all-time home-run list on a pitch allegedly ‘grooved’ by the Detroit starter.
1970 In an 11-3 rout of Washington at Fenway Park, the Conigliaro bothers each homer in the same game for the second time this season. Teammates Billy and Tony, who also accomplished the feat on July 4, go deep with solo shots in the fourth and seventh inning
1971 In just their third year of existence, the Royals are assured of their first winning season when they beat Minnesota, 5-2, in the nightcap of a twin bill at Metropolitan Stadium for the team’s 82nd victory this year. Kansas City, ending the campaign with an 85-76 record, finishes in second place, 16 games behind Oakland.
1973 In the fourth inning of the Braves’ 4-1 loss at Dodger Stadium, Davey Johnson hits a solo shot off Andy Messersmith for his 43rd home run of the season, the 42nd as a second baseman. The round-tripper ties Cardinal infielder Rogers Hornsby’s 1922 record for the most home runs by a second baseman.
1973 Astros’ infielder Dave Campbell hits a first-inning two-run double against San Diego right-hander Clay Kirby to snap a 0-for-45 drought, tying a major league record set in 1909 by Bill Bergen, a catcher who played with Brooklyn. ‘Soup,’ who will become a respected national baseball broadcaster, endured the futility while playing for three teams, combining a 17 at-bat hitless streak with the Padres and another 21 at-bats hitless streak for the Cardinals before hitting the two-bagger in his eighth at-bat with Houston.
1976 Braves owner Ted Turner promotes Bill Lucas to vice president of player personnel, which assumes all the general manager’s responsibilities, with the owner keeping the official title. The former minor leaguer player becomes the first black to run a major league franchise nearly three decades after Jackie Robinson broke the color line.
1977 With two singles in his first two at-bats, Ted Cox ties and then breaks Senators Cecil Travis’ 1933 record of five consecutive hits at the start of a career. The Red Sox rookie DH had gone 4-for-4 in Baltimore yesterday and is 6-for-6 in his first six major league appearances.
1980 In the Royals’ 13-3 victory over the visiting A’s, George Brett goes 2-for-4. The third baseman’s two singles keep his batting average at .400, marking the latest date in the season since Ted Williams accomplished the feat in 1941.
1981 The Red Sox snap the Yankees’ nine-game winning streak at Fenway Park, finally beating the Bronx Bombers at home, 8-5. Trailing for most of the game, Boston explodes for seven runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, including Rick Miller’s three-run homer off New York reliever Dave LaRoche.
1982 Mariner rookie Orlando Mercado becomes the third player to hit a grand slam for his first major league hit. Bill Duggelby (1898 – first at-bat) and Bobby Bonds (1968 – third at-bat) were the other two players to accomplish the feat.
1986 Joe Cowley walks seven batters and gives up a run, but the White Sox right-hander no-hits the Angels at Anaheim Stadium, 7-1. The 28-year-old Kentuckian will become the first pitcher in major league history never to win another game after tossing a no-hitter when he is released by the Phillies next season.
1987 The Pirates retire the number 4 worn by Ralph Kiner, inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1975. The slugging outfielder, the owner of the single-season club record with 54 home runs, won or shared the NL home run title in each of his seven full seasons with Pittsburgh, going deep 301 times overall for the team.
1993 Tom Glavine notches his 20th victory at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium when the Braves beat the Mets, 11-2. The 27-year-old southpaw becomes the first National League hurler to win 20 games in three consecutive seasons since 1973, when Ferguson Jenkins accomplished the feat.
1995 Ken Caminiti, in the Padres’ 15-4 rout of the Rockies at Jack Murphy Stadium, becomes the first major leaguer to hit homers from both sides of the plate in the same game three times in one season, accomplishing the feat in just four contests. The San Diego third baseman also went yard facing a Cub right-hander and southpaw on September 16 and 17.
1997 In the first inning of the nightcap of a twin bill at Royals Stadium, Matt Williams tricks Jed Hansen with the rarely used hidden ball trick. The Kansas City rookie, deceived about the ball’s location, is tagged out by the Indians’ veteran infielder after taking a lead off third base in an eventual 6-2 Cleveland victory.
1997 Mark McGwire becomes the first major leaguer to hit twenty home runs for two different teams in the same season when he goes deep off in the Cardinals’ 6-5 extra-inning victory over the Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium. ‘Big Mac’ had hit 34 with the A’s before being traded on July 31 to St. Louis for Eric Ludwick, T.J. Mathews, and Blake Stein.
1998 In the Indians’ 7-6 loss to the Royals at Jacobs Field, Manny Ramirez belts two homers, becoming only the second player in history to hit eight home runs in five games. Frank Howard, known as the Capital Punisher, accomplished the feat twice in 1968, en route to collecting a major league-leading 44 round-trippers for the Senators.
1998 Mariner shortstop Alex Rodriguez, in a 5-3 loss to the Angels at Edison International Field, hits his 40th home run of the season off Jack McDowell, becoming the first infielder and third player in major league history to have 40 homers and 40 stolen bases in the same season. Jose Canseco (A’s – 1988) and Barry Bonds (Giants – 1996) are the other members of the 40-40 club.
2000 A Dodger fan, in addition to other court-ordered restrictions, has been banned from attending home games in Los Angeles for 18 months. The angry patron threw coffee in the face of a Mets fan who was cheering a grand slam hit by New York’s catcher Todd Pratt.
2001 In the Cardinals’ 8-2 victory over Milwaukee at Busch Stadium, Albert Pujols drives in three runs in his first two at-bats with a first-inning groundout and a two-run double in the fourth, breaking the National League rookie record with his 120th run batted in this season. The 21-year-old first baseman, who will finish the year with 130 RBIs, surpasses the mark established in 1930 by Wally Berger, who played for the Boston Braves.
2001 Roger Clemens becomes the first major league pitcher to start a season 20-1 when he goes 6.1 innings in the Yankees’ 6-3 victory over the White Sox at Comiskey Park. The eventual Cy Young Award winner, who has previously copped the award five times, has won his last 16 decisions for the Bronx Bombers but will drop the next two decisions, finishing the season with a 20-3 (.870) record.
2001 Major League Baseball and the Players Association announces the creation of the MLB-MLBPA Disaster Relief Fund. The organizations will each donate $10 million to aid the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
2002 In his major league debut, Twins’ rookie Mike Ryan strokes two singles, scores two runs, and drives in two runs in the nine-run first inning against the Tigers. Unfortunately, the game is rained out in the second inning, meaning none of the statistics will be official.
2006 In a game against Florida, Julio Franco starts at third base for the Mets, who clinched the NL East flag yesterday. The 48-year-old infielder has not played the hot corner since his rookie year in 1982, marking 24 years between starts at the position.
2006 Heritage Toronto commemorates the spot where Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run with a plaque at Canada’s Hanlan’s Point. The historic home run, the only one the Bambino would hit as a minor leaguer, came on September 5, 1914, when the visiting Providence Grays’ hurler went deep against the Maple Leafs in the International League contest.
2007 The Devil Rays lose their 90th game in the tenth consecutive season. Tampa Bay is the only team in big-league history to lose as many as 90 games yearly for over a decade.
2007 Driving in Jose Reyes with a third-inning single, David Wright becomes the first Mets player in franchise history to collect 100 RBIs in three consecutive seasons. The 24-year-old third baseman will finish the season with 107 ribbies.
2008 In only his second appearance in the Marlins’ starting lineup, Cameron Maybin equals a franchise record by getting on base in 10 consecutive plate appearances, matching the accomplishments of Derrek Lee and Juan Encarnacion. The 21-year-old outfielder’s streak includes hits in eight straight at-bats, which also ties a team record shared by Preston Wilson and Gary Sheffield.
2008 The first reversal determined by baseball’s new instant replay system occurs when Carlos Pena’s two-run double is changed to a three-run homer during the fourth inning in the Rays’ 11-1 rout of the Twins at Tropicana Field. Umpire Mike DiMuro initially signaled fan interference but changed the call after reviewing the video of the Tampa Bay first baseman’s line drive.
2009 In the Brewers’ 7-2 victory over Houston, Prince Fielder sets the team’s RBI mark with his eighth-inning sacrifice fly. The Milwaukee first baseman’s league-leading 127 RBI total surpasses the 1983 club record established by Cecil Cooper, the Astros’ manager who watches his record eclipsed from the opposing bench.
2010 Nationals Park hosts a simulcast of the Washington National Opera’s production of Verdi’s dramatic musical play, The Masked Ball, being performed at the Kennedy Center. The annual free program, called Opera in the Outfield, features special events, kids’ activities, and prizes to introduce the genre to a broader audience, especially children.
2010 A piece of wood from Wellington Castillo’s shattered maple bat punctures Tyler Colvin’s chest, the runner on third base. The Cubs’ rookie outfielder, who will not play another game this season, scores on his teammate’s double but leaves the game in the bottom half of the inning to be taken to a hospital.
2011 In front of 40,045 fans at a Monday makeup game, the smallest crowd in the three-year history of the new Yankee Stadium, 41-year-old closer Mariano Rivera retires Trevor Plouffe, Michael Cuddyer, and Chris Parmelee to finish the team’s 6-4 win over Minnesota. The 41-year-old Panamanian’s 43rd save of the season is the 602nd in his career, surpassing Trevor Hoffman’s major league record.
2014 LA’s Clayton Kershaw becomes the season’s first 20-game winner when the team routs Chicago at a windy Wrigley Field, 14-5. The 26-year-old southpaw, who has compiled a 20-3 (.870) record along with an ERA of 1.80, is the first Dodger hurler to reach the 20-win plateau twice since Claude Osteen accomplished the feat in 1969 and 1972.
2016 At Camden Yards, 40-year-old David Ortiz becomes the oldest player to hit 35 home runs in a season when he takes Dylan Bundy deep in the fifth inning of the Red Sox’s 5-2 victory over the Orioles. The Boston DH ties Dave Kingman for the most round-trippers hit in a player’s final year, a mark he’ll surpass when he finishes the campaign with 37.
2017 At Rogers Centre, Royals outfielder Alex Gordon’s 409-foot home run off Blue Jays’ right-hander Ryan Tepera is baseball’s 5,694th of the year, breaking the previous MLB single-season mark for most home runs established in the steroid-fueled 2000 campaign. The dramatic increase in round-trippers, finishing at 6,105 for an average record of 1.26 homers per game, fuels the speculation the ball is juiced, a claim major league baseball denies.
September 19, 1982 – The very first time the New Orleans Saints posted a road shut out occurred. The scoreless opponent was the Chicago Bears on this date when the Saint blanked the Bears 10-0.
September 19, 1993 – John Carney the kicker for the San Diego Chargers sets an NFL record with 29 consecutive field goals. He achieved this in spectacular fashion and the place kicker drilled 6 field goals on this day in a game against the Houston Oiler for an 18-17 Chargers victory!
September 19, 1873 – Sam Brinck Thorne a halfback that played for Yale University in 1893, 1894 and 1895. As a senior in 1895 he was voted as an All-American. Brinck’s final game as a Bulldog was against Princeton and Thorne led Yale to a 20-10 victory over their rivals by scoring two touchdowns, setting up another and kicking the conversion points. During his 3 seasons playing for Yale the team had a record of 39-1-2 and outscored their opponents 1137-63. He returned to Yale after graduation in 1896 to serve as the team’s coach and helped them achieve a 13-1 record. Brinck was enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1970.
MORE HALL OF FAME BIRTHDAYS
September 19, 1919 – Mike Holovak a fullback from Boston College. Fordham Head Coach Frank Leahy noticed Mike Holovak while Leahy was observing the coach opposing Holovak’s high school squad in a guy by the name of Vince Lombardi. A month later Leahy left Fordham to take up the position of leading the Boston College football team. Leahy didn’t forget about Holovak’s strong play and recruited him to attend BC and play for the Eagles. As a sophomore Mike contributed to the Eagles rushing attack as well as being a key piece on the defense too. Holovak scored twice in big situations for Boston College that season; once in a 19-18 victory over Georgetown University and then again in the Sugar Bowl as the Eagles upset a strong Tennessee squad 19-13. As a senior he became a consensus All-American and finished second in total rushing yards in the nation. Holovak’s performance in the 1942 Sugar Bowl was phenomenal as he averaged 15.0 yards per carry and scored 3 touchdowns. Mike served in the Navy during World War II and after the war he played in the NFL for the LA Rams and the Chicago Bears. Holovak returned to Boston College in 1951 to become the Eagle’s head coach and he stayed in that position through the 1959 season. He moved into professional coaching ranks a couple years later as he headed the New England Patriots from 1961 through 1968 and then was the General Manager of the Houston Oilers for a period of time. The National Football Foundation selected him into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1985.
September 19, 1921 – Charlie Conerly a former halfback from Mississippi. He was referred to as ‘Chuck’n Charlie” as he was an active passer from the tailback position. Charlie played the 1942 season at Mississippi and then spent a few years serving in the U.S. Marines fighting in the South Pacific during World War II. Chuck’n Charlie returned to Ole Miss after the war and ended up leading the nation in pass completions at 133. Conerly had 18 TD passes mixed in those 133 completions and added nine more with his legs for the Rebels. Charlie was voted as a consensus All-American and was selected as the Player of the Year by the Helms Foundation. Conerly played 14 years with the NY Giants as their quarterback and was voted the league’s MVP in 1959. Charlie Conerly was enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1966’s induction ceremonies.
September 19, 1930 – Don Heinrich was a quarterback from the University of Washington who played for the Huskies in the 1949, 1950 & 1952 seasons. He missed the 1951 season due to an injury. Heinrich led the nation in passing in both 1950 and 1952 and was selected as an All-American in each of those seasons. After school Don served in the U.S. Army for almost two years before joining the New York Giants where he played for 6 seasons. The last couple of years that he played in the NFL were spent on the rosters of the Dallas Cowboys and the Oakland Raiders. The National Football Foundation selected Don Heinrich to enter into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1987.
September 19, 1957 – Dan “Danimal” Hampton was a defensive lineman out of the University of Arkansas. Dan Hampton was the fourth overall pick in the 1979 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. He was versatile and played both defensive tackle and defensive end for the Bears and was elected to four Pro Bowls and was named a first or second team All-Pro at both defensive line positions. Danimal was part of the Chicago Championship defense that won Super Bowl XX, and in that game he registered two tackles and one sack for 10 yards against the Patriots in the 46-10 romp. That 1985 Bears defense has gone down in history as one of the best ever assembled to play the game. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2002.
*************NUMBERS IN SPORTS*************
10 – 42 – 17 – 7 – 20 – 40 – 24 – 25 – 5 – 47 – 3 – 21 – 80 – 36
September 19, 1931 – Lefty Grove, Number 10 of the Philadelphia Athletics, won his 30th game of season over the Chicago White Sox, by the score of 2-1
September 19, 1947 – Number 42, Jackie Robinson is named 1947 “Rookie of Year”
September 19, 1955 – Chicago Cubs slugger Ernie Banks, Number 14 hit a record 5th grand slam of season
September 19, 1968 – Number 17, of the Detroit Tigers Denny McLain earned his 31st win of the season and Number 7, Mickey Mantle‘s 535th HR of his career from a McLain pitch as the Tigers whalloped the Yankees 6-2
September 19, 1973 – Frank Robinson, Number 20 of the California Angels, homered in a record 32nd major league ballpark – Arlington Stadium (Arlington, Texas), against the Rangers
September 19, 1986 – Chicago White Sox Joe Cowley, wearing Number 40 tossed a no-hitter against the California Angels, in a 7-1 ChiSox triumph
September 19, 1992 – Barry Bonds wearing the Number 24 of the Pittsburgh Pirates joined his Godfather Number 25 Willie Mays, Howard Johnson (Number 20) and Ron Gant (Number 5) as having (2) 30-HR/30-steal MLB seasons
September 19, 1993 – Tom Glavine, Number 47 wins 20 games in 3 straight years
September 19, 1993 – San Diego Chargers’ kicker John Carney, Number 3 boots 6 field goals in an 18-17 win over Houston to set a new NFL record with 29 consecutive field goals made
September 19, 1995 – San Diego Padres Ken Caminiti, Number 21 switch hits HRs in a 3rd of 4 games
September 19, 2000 – Ken Griffey Jr., Number 24 pinch-hits his 400th home run becoming the first major league player to reach the mark as a pinch-hitter
September 19, 2004 – NFL Oakland Raider wide receiver Jerry Rice, Number 80 ends NFL streak of 274 consecutive games with a reception in a 13-10 victory over Buffalo Bills
September 19, 2008 – Greg Maddux, Number 36 of the LA Dodgers, pitched his 5,000th career inning against the San Francisco Giants
September 19, 2017 – New MLB record for most home runs in a season was establshed when 5,694 bomb of the season was sent into orbit off of the bat of Rookie Alex Gordon, Number 7 of the Kansas City Royals
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|LA Angels at Tampa Bay||6:40pm||Bally Sports|
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|Detroit at LA Dodgers||10:10pm||Bally Sports|
|UEFA Champions League: Milan vs Newcastle United||12:45pm||Paramount+|
|UEFA Champions League: Young Boys vs RB Leipzig||12:45pm||Paramount+|
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|UEFA Champions League: Manchester City vs Crvena Zvezda||3:00pm||Paramount+|
|UEFA Champions League: Barcelona vs Antwerp||3:00pm||Paramount+|
|UEFA Champions League: Shakhtar Donetsk vs Porto||3:00pm||Paramount+|
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|Argentina Primera División: Central Córdoba SdE vs Boca Juniors||5:45pm||Paramount+|
|Argentina Primera División: Huracán vs Gimnasia La Plata||8:00pm||Paramount+|
|Argentina Primera División: Rosario Central vs Independiente||8:00pm||Paramount+|
|Brasileirão: América Mineiro vs RB Bragantino||8:30pm||Paramount+|
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|Washington at New York||7:00pm||ESPN|
|Atlanta at Dallas||9:00pm||ESPN|