“THE SCOREBOARD”

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL AP BOYS BASKETBALL POLLS

4A

1. INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (2-0)

2. BEN DAVIS (2-0)

3. PENN (0-0)

4. CHESTERTON (1-0)

5. BROWNSBURG (2-0)

6. HOMESTEAD (1-0)

7. FISHERS (1-1)

8. CARMEL (1-1)

9. ANDERSON (2-0)

10. BLOOMINGTON NORTH (1-0)

11. LAWRENCE NORTH (1-0)

12. WESTFIELD (1-0)

13. VALPARAISO (0-0)

14. KOKOMO (0-1)

15. LAWRENCE CENTRAL (1-0)

16. WARREN CENTRAL (1-0)

17. NORTHRIDGE (2-0)

18. NOBLESVILLE (1-0)

19. NORTH CENTRAL (INDIANAPOLIS) (0-1)

19. LAFAYETTE JEFF (1-0)

19. MISHAWAKA (1-0)

22. BLOOMINGTON SOUTH (1-1)

22. GARY WEST (1-0)

22. GOSHEN (1-0)

22. ZIONSVILLE (0-2)

3A

1. NORTHWOOD (2-0)

2. MISHAWAKA MARIAN (0-0)

3. BREBEUF JESUIT (1-0)

4. GREENSBURG (0-0)

5. PERU (1-0)

6. NORTH DAVIESS (2-0)

7. DELTA (1-0)

8. NORWELL (0-1)

9. CONNERSVILLE (1-1)

9. CULVER ACADEMY (1-0)

11. JOHN GLENN (0-1)

12. LEO (1-1)

13. SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON (1-0)

14. NEW CASTLE (1-1)

15. BEECH GROVE (1-1)

15. FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA (1-1)

17. NORTHWESTERN (1-1)

18. LEBANON (2-0)

19. WEST NOBLE (2-0)

20. HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (1-1)

21. HERITAGE HILLS (1-0)

21. BENTON CENTRAL (2-0)

23. SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH (0-0)

24. OAK HILL (2-0)

24. TIPPECANOE VALLEY (1-1)

24. GUERIN CATHOLIC (1-1)

2A

1. LINTON-STOCKTON (1-0)

2. FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK (0-0)

3. EASTSIDE (1-0)

4. CARROLL (FLORA) (1-0)

5. BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL (1-0)

6. CENTRAL NOBLE (1-0)

7. EASTERN HANCOCK (1-0)

8. SOUTH SPENCER (1-0)

9. GARY 21ST CENTURY (2-0)

10. WAPAHANI (1-1)

11. PARK TUDOR (1-0)

12. NORTHEASTERN (2-0)

13. PROVIDENCE (0-1)

14. LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (1-0)

15. CLINTON PRAIRIE (1-0)

15. SOUTH KNOX (2-0)

17. MONROE CENTRAL (0-2)

18. WINCHESTER (2-0)

19. SULLIVAN (1-1)

19. PRAIRIE HEIGHTS (2-0)

21. TRITON CENTRAL (2-0)

1A

1. BLOOMFIELD (2-0)

2. EDINBURGH (2-0)

3. BARR-REEVE (1-1)

4. JAC-CEN-DEL (1-1)

5. INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN (0-0)

6. EVANSVILLE CHRISTIAN (3-0)

7. ARGOS (1-0)

8. INDIANAPOLIS TINDLEY (0-2)

9. LOOGOOTEE (1-2)

10. COVINGTON (3-1)

10. TRITON (1-0)

12. SPRINGS VALLEY (1-0)

13. BLUE RIVER (1-1)

14. BORDEN (1-1)

15. GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN (1-0)

16. SHAKAMAK (1-0)

17. EVANSVILLE DAY (2-1)

17. FOUNTAIN CENTRAL (1-0)

19. ELKHART CHRISTIAN (1-0)

20. ORLEANS (1-0)

21. CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (1-0)

21. TRI (1-0)

23. CLAY CITY (1-1)

23. NORTH WHITE (0-2)

INDIANA BOYS BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD TUESDAY

BETHESDA CHRISTIAN65PROVIDENCE CRISTO REY28 
BLOOMINGTON LIGHTHOUSE82MARTINSVILLE TABERNACLE43 
BOONVILLE79NORTH POSEY66 
BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL83SALEM42 
CARROLL (FLORA)75TRI-COUNTY45 
CENTER GROVE75FRANKLIN40 
CLAY CITY53NORTH KNOX28 
CONCORD45SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH41 
CROWN POINT80ILLIANA CHRISTIAN52 
CULVER73WEST CENTRAL45 
DANVILLE84MONROVIA55 
DELTA57WINCHESTER53 
EVANSVILLE CHRISTIAN55OWENSBORO APOLLO (KY.)44 
FLOYD CENTRAL64MEADE COUNTY (KY.)21 
FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK72FORT WAYNE NORTH61 
FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA51BELLMONT44 
FORT WAYNE LUERS62FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY59 
FRANKTON47MUNCIE BURRIS42 
GARY WEST64LAKE STATION60 
HERITAGE HILLS67PERRY CENTRAL52 
INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE53LIBERTY CHRISTIAN46 
JASPER73EVANSVILLE BOSSE56 
LAWRENCE CENTRAL53FRANKLIN CENTRAL46 
MANCHESTER80LAKEWOOD PARK54 
MICHIGAN CITY83LIGHTHOUSE CPA43 
MISHAWAKA MARIAN48GOSHEN34 
MOUNT VERNON (FORTVILLE)61DECATUR CENTRAL53 
NEW HAVEN52FORT WAYNE NORTHROP41 
NORTH CENTRAL (INDIANAPOLIS)86CHRISTEL HOUSE MANUAL61 
NORWELL68MISSISSINEWA21 
OLDENBURG ACADEMY40MORRISTOWN27 
OWEN VALLEY50WEST VIGO49 
PARK TUDOR51GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN47 
PHALEN ACADEMY68ANDERSON PREP ACADEMY57 
PLYMOUTH47TRITON29 
PORTAGE76BOONE GROVE33 
RANDOLPH SOUTHERN73UNION COUNTY63 
RIVER FOREST59HIGHLAND54 
SCOTTSBURG66EASTERN (PEKIN)39 
SILVER CREEK82CHARLESTOWN55 
SMITH ACADEMY52PIERCETON WOODS ACADEMY40 
SOUTH BEND CLAY75JOHN GLENN63 
SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON83ELKHART47 
TAYLOR71NORTH MIAMI35 
TIPPECANOE VALLEY69ARGOS32 
TRADERS POINT CHRISTIAN57INDIANA DEAF21 
WES-DEL72UNION CITY38 
WESTFIELD49PENDLETON HEIGHTS39 
WESTVILLE54HANOVER CENTRAL53 
WHITE RIVER VALLEY55DUGGER UNION23 
WHITELAND69COLUMBUS EAST50 
WOODLAN46GARRETT27 
YORKTOWN87ALEXANDRIA49 
CASS COUNTY INVITATIONAL
LEWIS CASS60CASTON47 
LAFAYETTE TOURNAMENT
RENSSELAER CENTRAL57TWIN LAKES43 
BENTON CENTRAL45MCCUTCHEON38 
WEST LAFAYETTE59LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC52 
HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE)44LAFAYETTE JEFF32 

BOYS SCHEDULE WEDNESDAY

BEN DAVIS (2-0) AT SOUTHPORT (1-0)

CENTRAL CHRISTIAN (0-0) AT INDIANAPOLIS ATTUCKS (0-1)

FORT WAYNE WAYNE (0-0) AT LEO (1-1)

GUERIN CATHOLIC (1-1) AT MUNCIE CENTRAL (1-0)

HOBART (2-0) AT SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS) (1-0)

INDIANAPOLIS RIVERSIDE (0-1) AT INDIANAPOLIS WASHINGTON (0-1)

INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA (3-0) AT INDIANAPOLIS RITTER (0-2)

LIGHTHOUSE CPA (0-1) AT CHICAGO FARRAGUT (ILL.)

LOUISVILLE DOSS (KY.) AT JEFFERSONVILLE (0-1)

SETON CATHOLIC (1-1) AT HAGERSTOWN (0-2)

SOUTH ADAMS (1-1) AT NORTHFIELD (1-1)

SOUTH BEND CAREER (0-0) AT LALUMIERE BLUE

CASS COUNTY INVITATIONAL

PIONEER (0-0) AT LOGANSPORT (0-1)

INDIANA GIRLS BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD TUESDAY

ADAMS CENTRAL65CHURUBUSCO42 
ANDERSON56MARION36 
ANDREAN68GARY WEST11 
ARMSTRONG-POTOMAC (ILL.)33COVINGTON28 
AVON58PLAINFIELD42 
BARR-REEVE50SPRINGS VALLEY45 
BEECH GROVE39PERRY MERIDIAN38 
BORDEN38NEW WASHINGTON37 
BROWN COUNTY68MITCHELL54 
BROWNSBURG58TRI-WEST28 
CARROLL (FORT WAYNE)60DEKALB34 
CASCADE58WESTERN BOONE32 
CENTRAL NOBLE52GOSHEN31 
CHESTERTON73EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL29 
CLINTON CENTRAL50BETHESDA CHRISTIAN27 
COLUMBIA CITY75FORT WAYNE DWENGER19 
COLUMBUS EAST71BLOOMINGTON NORTH49 
COWAN55UNION (MODOC)30 
CROWN POINT69LOWELL31 
CULVER ACADEMY43TRI-TWP.42 
DECATUR CENTRAL59BREBEUF JESUIT56 
DELPHI34FOUNTAIN CENTRAL20 
EAST CENTRAL53GREENSBURG42 
EASTERN HANCOCK68SOUTHWESTERN (SHELBYVILLE)13 
EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL65WASHINGTON40 
FAIRFIELD46ANGOLA26 
FAITH CHRISTIAN69NORTH MONTGOMERY31 
FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA52LEO22 
FORT WAYNE WAYNE73NEW HAVEN35 
FRANKLIN38CENTER GROVE34 
FRONTIER70SOUTH NEWTON40 
GIBSON SOUTHERN78VINCENNES LINCOLN49 
GUERIN CATHOLIC42INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE22 
HAUSER73COLUMBUS CHRISTIAN22 
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN81NORTHSIDE HOMESCHOOL39 
HERITAGE HILLS59TELL CITY33 
HOBART60PORTAGE54 
HUNTINGTON NORTH45FORT WAYNE LUERS30 
INDIANA MATH & SCIENCE45BELIEVE CIRCLE CITY22 
INDIANAPOLIS CHATARD53GREENFIELD-CENTRAL48 
INDIANAPOLIS HERRON51PHALEN ACADEMY9 
INDIANAPOLIS RONCALLI67WHITELAND47 
JAC-CEN-DEL42SOUTH DECATUR26 
JASPER48NORTH HARRISON43 
JAY COUNTY60NORTHEASTERN49 
KANKAKEE VALLEY63MICHIGAN CITY37 
KOUTS50WASHINGTON TWP.44 
LAVILLE43MISHAWAKA29 
LAKE CENTRAL71MUNSTER34 
LAKELAND52EAST NOBLE39 
LAKEWOOD PARK43PRAIRIE HEIGHTS34 
LAPEL60YORKTOWN36 
LAWRENCE NORTH65CARMEL44 
LINTON-STOCKTON49OWEN VALLEY15 
MADISON34FLOYD CENTRAL28 
MARTINSVILLE TABERNACLE57BLOOMINGTON LIGHTHOUSE41 
MISHAWAKA MARIAN81NEW PRAIRIE57 
MOORESVILLE62TERRE HAUTE NORTH33 
MORRISTOWN51HAGERSTOWN23 
NEW PALESTINE68NEW CASTLE24 
NORTH DECATUR55SOUTH RIPLEY37 
NORTH JUDSON56MORGAN TWP.42 
NORTH PUTNAM40CLOVERDALE36 
NORTH WHITE42TRI-COUNTY35 
NORTHEAST DUBOIS45WASHINGTON CATHOLIC18 
NORTHFIELD54MACONAQUAH44 
NORTHRIDGE68WESTVIEW14 
NORTHVIEW64TERRE HAUTE SOUTH34 
NORTHWESTERN60WABASH38 
OLDENBURG ACADEMY41EDINBURGH29 
ORLEANS55LOOGOOTEE24 
PARKE HERITAGE56SOUTHMONT52 
PENN51SOUTH BEND ADAMS21 
PROVIDENCE55CHRISTIAN ACADEMY18 
RISING SUN42SOUTH DEARBORN40 
SEEGER65NORTH VERMILLION29 
SEYMOUR54BLOOMINGTON SOUTH39 
SHAWE MEMORIAL62MEDORA3 
SHERIDAN72FRANKFORT33 
SHOALS62DUGGER UNION29 
SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH48BREMEN37 
SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON66ELKHART32 
SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS)45BOONE GROVE26 
SOUTH PUTNAM45CRAWFORDSVILLE28 
SOUTHPORT48GREENWOOD47OT
SOUTHRIDGE38FOREST PARK25 
SWITZERLAND COUNTY56MILAN34 
TRI64CAMBRIDGE CITY LINCOLN17 
TRINITY GREENLAWN34SOUTH BEND CAREER29 
TRINITY LUTHERAN66INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN39 
TRITON CENTRAL54MONROVIA43 
UNIVERSITY59CLINTON PRAIRIE33 
WAPAHANI60BLUE RIVER42 
WARREN CENTRAL77PIKE50 
WARSAW67NORTHWOOD42 
WAWASEE47WEST NOBLE30 
WEST LAFAYETTE84PARK TUDOR30 
WEST VIGO52SOUTH VERMILLION24 
WINAMAC42WEST CENTRAL32 
WOODLAN48EASTSIDE36 
CASS COUNTY INVITATIONAL
CASTON51LEWIS CASS27 

WEDNESDAY GIRLS SCHEDULE

BOONVILLE (1-5) AT NORTH POSEY (3-1)

CARROLL (FORT WAYNE) (6-0) AT FORT WAYNE NORTHROP (4-0)

CHARLESTOWN (6-1) AT AUSTIN (4-3)

CHICAGO CHRISTIAN (ILL.) AT ILLIANA CHRISTIAN (2-4)

CULVER (3-5) AT ROCHESTER (4-4)

DALEVILLE (1-6) AT RANDOLPH SOUTHERN (7-1)

EASTBROOK (3-2) AT SOUTHWOOD (4-1)

EVANSVILLE CENTRAL (2-6) AT EVANSVILLE HARRISON (1-6)

EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (4-2) AT EVANSVILLE REITZ (5-2)

FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY (1-3) AT SOUTH ADAMS (4-2)

FRANKTON (6-1) AT EASTERN (GREENTOWN) (1-5)

GARY 21ST CENTURY (1-3) AT WESTVILLE (2-2)

GARY WEST (1-5) AT CALUMET (0-3)

HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (8-0) AT NOBLESVILLE (6-1)

HAMMOND CENTRAL (3-4) AT LIGHTHOUSE CPA (0-2)

HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE) (4-1) AT LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (3-2)

HERITAGE (0-6) AT FREMONT (2-6)

INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA (2-2) AT INDIANAPOLIS HERRON (2-2)

KOKOMO (4-2) AT LAFAYETTE JEFF (0-5)

MUNCIE BURRIS (0-5) AT SOUTHERN WELLS (3-4)

NORTH MIAMI (5-0) AT HAMILTON HEIGHTS (6-1)

NORTHWESTERN (5-2) AT MACONAQUAH (1-4)

OREGON-DAVIS (2-4) AT MARQUETTE CATHOLIC (2-4)

SOUTH KNOX (4-3) AT SULLIVAN (5-3)

TRITON (7-1) AT LAVILLE (5-2)

UNION CITY (2-4) AT MONROE CENTRAL (5-1)

UNION COUNTY (2-3) AT RUSHVILLE (3-3)

WES-DEL (0-5) AT TRI-CENTRAL (2-4)

WINCHESTER (4-1) AT DELTA (3-4)

CASS COUNTY INVITATIONAL

PIONEER (5-0) AT LOGANSPORT (2-4)

TOP INDIANA GIRLS GAMES THIS WEEK

HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (8-0) AT NOBLESVILLE (6-1) WEDNESDAY

NOBLESVILLE (6-1) AT FORT WAYNE NORTHROP (4-0) SATURDAY

FORT WAYNE NORTHROP (4-0) VS. CARROLL (FORT WAYNE) (5-0) WEDNESDAY

HOMESTEAD (6-2) AT CARROLL (FORT WAYNE) (5-0) FRIDAY

BEN DAVIS (5-2) AT WARSAW (4-2) FRIDAY

LAWRENCE NORTH (5-2) AT EVANSVILLE NORTH (4-1) SATURDAY

WESTFIELD (4-2) VS. MOUNT VERNON (FORTVILLE) (5-2) WEDNESDAY, AT WARSAW (4-2) SATURDAY

INDIAN CREEK (7-0) AT OWEN VALLEY (4-2) FRIDAY, VS. GREENCASTLE (6-1) SATURDAY

CORYDON CENTRAL (9-0) VS. SCOTTSBURG (5-2) THURSDAY

HAMILTON HEIGHTS (6-1) VS. NORTH MIAMI (5-0) WEDNESDAY

GIBSON SOUTHERN (3-1) VS. BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE (6-1) FRIDAY

HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (4-0) VS. VS. WEST LAFAYETTE (7-1) SATURDAY

BENTON CENTRAL (4-2) AT SEEGER (5-0) SATURDAY

NORTHWESTERN (4-2) VS. EASTERN HANCOCK (7-1) SATURDAY

WEST LAFAYETTE (7-1) AT HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (4-0) SATURDAY

WINCHESTER (4-1) VS. MONROE CENTRAL (5-1) SATURDAY

CARROLL (FLORA) (6-1) VS. WESTERN (5-1) THURSDAY

BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL (5-2) AT SEYMOUR (5-0) THURSDAY, AT EASTERN (PEKIN) (4-2) SATURDAY

UNIVERSITY (4-3) AT ANDERSON PREP ACADEMY (7-0) THURSDAY

LINTON-STOCKTON (6-0) VS. EASTERN GREENE (6-1) THURSDAY

TRI (6-0) AT BLUE RIVER (5-0) THURSDAY

BLUE RIVER (5-0) VS. TRI (6-0) THURSDAY

TECUMSEH (1-2) VS. HERITAGE HILLS (4-1) THURSDAY

TRITON (6-1) AT LAVILLE (4-2) WEDNESDAY

NORTHEAST DUBOIS (5-2) VS. SPRINGS VALLEY (4-2) THURSDAY

KOUTS (4-3) AT SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS) (5-1) THURSDAY

TOP INDIANA BOYS GAMES THIS WEEK

INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (2-0) AT BREBEUF JESUIT (1-0) FRIDAY

BEN DAVIS (2-0) AT SOUTHPORT (1-0) WEDNESDAY

PENN (0-0) AT SOUTH BEND CLAY (1-0) FRIDAY

BROWNSBURG (2-0) VS. HERITAGE HILLS (1-0) SATURDAY

CARMEL (1-1) VS. LAWRENCE CENTRAL (1-0) FRIDAY

FISHERS (1-1) AT NOBLESVILLE (1-0) FRIDAY, AT MOUNT VERNON (FORTVILLE) (1-1) SATURDAY

NORTHWOOD (2-0) VS. TRITON (1-0) FRIDAY

BLOOMINGTON NORTH (1-0) VS. CENTER GROVE (2-0) FRIDAY

LAWRENCE NORTH (1-0) VS. SOUTHPORT (1-0) SATURDAY

KOKOMO (0-1) AT PERU (1-0) FRIDAY, VS. BEN DAVIS (2-0) SATURDAY

ZIONSVILLE (0-2) VS. WESTFIELD (1-0) FRIDAY, VS. GARY 21ST CENTURY (2-0) SATURDAY

VALPARAISO (0-0) VS. NORTHRIDGE (2-0) SATURDAY

ANDERSON (2-0) VS. NEW CASTLE (1-1) SATURDAY

HOMESTEAD (1-0) VS. WARSAW (1-0) FRIDAY

NORTH CENTRAL (INDIANAPOLIS) (0-1) VS. BLOOMFIELD (2-0) SATURDAY

WARREN CENTRAL (1-0) VS. JEFFERSONVILLE (0-1) SATURDAY

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING SCOREBOARD

MONROVIA 38 INDIAN CREEK 37

TERRE HAUTE SOUTH 45 OWEN VALLEY 25

MISHAWAKA 53 WARSAW 18

RENSSELAER CENTRAL 52 KANKAKEE VALLEY 29

SOUTH ADAMS 60 DALEVILLE 9

JAY COUNTY 71 CENTERVILLE 6

MONROE CENTRAL 24 BLACKFORD 12

DELTA 67 MUNCIE CENTRAL 12

ZIONSVILLE 53 NOBLESVILLE 24

CASS 45 NORTHFIELD 30

WINAMAC 48 TWIN LAKES 30

OAK HILL 46 MACONAQUAH 22

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS

CIRCLE CITY CONFERENCE

BISHOP CHATARD: NATE DUDIK, AIDEN DUNCAN, SAM FEENEY, ISAAC FISHER, WADE MCALLISTER, LUKE PURICHIA, DREW VANVLEET, JEF WAUGH, MATTHEW WOODS

BREBEUF JESUIT: NOLAN BUCKMAN, FINN WALTERS, QUINN WARREN, COLE WILLIAMS, CONWAY ZHANG

GUERIN CATHOLIC: ANTHONY FERRUCCI, WILL FREMION, EVAN GUENTHNER, JOSH HOLBA, LUKE MOODY

RONCALLI: ANDREW BAUGH, LUKE HANSEN, TREVOR LAUCK, JUDSON LAWRIE, BRADY NEU, LUKE SKARTVEDT, LUKE SWARTZ, NOLAN TUNNY

HOOSIER HERITAGE (HHC)

OFFENSE

OL BRAYDEN FLENER JR., GREENFIELD-CENTRAL

OL KYLER GRILL, SR., MT. VERNON

OL THOMAS WOOD, SR., NEW PALESTINE

OL SAM MOSSONEY, SR., PENDLETON HEIGHTS

OL JACKSON NEW, SR., YORKTOWN

WR: ISAIAH THACKER, SR., NEW PALESTINE

WR KOLTON NANKO, SR., YORKTOWN

WR ELI BRIDENTHAL, SR., MT. VERNON

WR GEORGE BURHENN, SR., MT. VERNON

WR QUINTIN BOATRIGHT, SR. NEW CASTLE

QB MASON MOULTON, JR., YORKTOWN

QB DANIEL TIPPIT IV, SR., NEW PALESTINE

RB GRAYSON THOMAS, JR., NEW PALESTINE

RB JALEN THOMAS, JR., YORKTOWN

RB ANDREW ZELLERS, SR., GREENFIELD-CENTRAL

DEFENSE

DL HUNTER WALLACE, SR., DELTA

DL BRAD ALLEN, SR., GREENFIELD-CENTRAL

DL TYLER KIMBERLY, SR. MT. VERNON

DL MICHAEL THACKER, JR., NEW PALESTINE

LB JAKE HINTON, JR., GREENFIELD-CENTRAL

LB DYLAN MANOR, SR., DELTA

LB KELLEN LABELLE, SR., MT. VERNON

LB JONATHAN EBERTHART, SR., NEW CASTLE

LB ELI HOOK, SR., NEW PALESTINE

LB LUKE WILHELM, SR., YORKTOWN

DB CAEL LUX, SR. SHELBYVULLE

DB NOLAN SOUDERS, JR., PENDLETON HEIGHTS

DB DANIEL THACKER, SR., NEW PALESTINE

DB BLAINE NUNNALLY, SR., NEW PALESTINE

DB BREVAN THRINE, SR., NEW CASTLE

DB KIRK KNECHT, JR., GREENFIELD-CENTRAL

SPECIALISTS

K BRENDAN TANKSLEY, SR., NEW PALESTINE

P JUSTIN BEELER, SR., PENDLETON HEIGHTS

HOOSIER CROSSROADS (HCC)

FIRST TEAM

AVON: CARSON FOXEN, TY MEADE, MASON REYNOLDS

BROWNSBURG: NICK CLOYD, PRESTON JARVIS, LEIGHTON JONES, BRYCE PATTERSON, COREY SMITH, JAYDEN WHITAKER

FISHERS: CARSON DUNN, KHOBIE MARTIN, GRANT SHELTON, GRADY STANLEY

FRANKLIN CENTRAL: JAYON HARVEY, HUDAURI HINES, JULIUS PARKER, WYATT PENNEY

HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN: TY BRADLE, DOMINIC BURGETT, SHANE GASTINEAU, GRIFFEN HAAS, DONOVAN HAMILTON, DONOVAN RHODES, EVAN SHERRILL

NOBLESVILLE: AIDEN BREWER, DREW PAGE, LOGAN SHOFFNER

WESTFIELD: GABE ARAMBOLES, COLE BALLARD, TYLER DIKOS, WILLIAM GOODVINE, DILLON THIENEMAN

ZIONSVILLE: WRIGLEY BUMGARDNER, EUGENE HILTON, WILL SORG, TYLER STREEPEY

SECOND TEAM

AVON: JAIDEN JONES, ELI PETERS

BROWNSBURG: BRADY PROBST, GARRETT SHERRELL

FISHERS: GRANT HAWORTH, BRADY WOLF

FRANKLIN CENTRAL: ELI COX, ETHAN LECHER

HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN: JALEN ALEXANDER, CLAYTON WILKIE

NOBLESVILLE: BEN DECKER, AUSTIN HASTINGS

WESTFIELD: ALEX ASHLEY, CHARLIE DAGER

ZIONSVILLE: CHRISTIAN ABNEY, CAMERON MULLENS

HOOSIER HEARTLAND

CARROLL (FLORA): MICHAEL CAREY, KEEGAN ELLIS, ANDRE HERNANDEZ, GRADY LYTLE, HUNTER SIMPSON, GRIFFIN VINEY

CLINTON CENTRAL: CAEL ALBAUGH, DAIDEN TAULBEE

CLINTON PRAIRIE: CAYDEN DAVIS, LEVI OSTLER, JAYCOB WILSON

DELPHI: JAVON FROST, WALTER JONES, CADE NELSON, LANNON PICKERING

EASTERN: JAYDEN EAGLE, ELI EDWARDS, NOAH JOURDAN, REID KEISLING, GABE MONIZE

SHERIDAN: ZACH BALES, PEYTON CROSS, TRENT DECRAENE, KEAGAN HAMPTON, DAGAN JOHNSON, JACOB JONES, ELI KOLB

TAYLOR: BRICYN COOKS, BRITTEN DILLON

TRI-CENTRAL: GABE FOWLER, DAETYN HORN, FELIX PEREZ

INDIANA CROSSROADS

BEECH GROVE: MIKE FONSECA, DOMINIC JENNINGS, JEREMIAH LEE

CARDINAL RITTER: JAMIRSON RODGERS

CASCADE: LIAM FARMER, WALKER VAN NESS, DEVON WEIGLE

LUTHERAN: JOE DAVIS, JONNY HALL, MICAH MACKAY, KAM PATTERSON, JACOB ROBERTS, CUR’BRIAN SHELBY, JACKSON WILLIS

MONROVA: CORBIN BYRNES

SCECINA: MASON BERIAULT, BRANDON FITTS-RAMSEY, KEATON THIBO, TAMIR WOODS, ADAM YOUNG

SPEEDWAY: DEEJAY MCFERSON, ADEDAMOLA AJANI, CARMELL PERRY

TRITON CENTRAL: RAY CRAWFORD, LUCAS KLEEMAN, BRAD SCHULTZ, JACE STUCKEY

METROPOLITAN INTERSCHOLASTIC (MIC)

BEN DAVIS: ANTHONY BOSWELL, NYLAN BROWN, CAMERON DAVENPORT, THOMAS GOTKOWSKI, LARRY HART III, JABRIL MUHAMMAD, LINCOLN MURFF, ALIJAH PRICE, MARQUES REESE

LAWRENCE CENTRAL: TRENT BAKER-BOOKER, TYLEN CUNNINGHAM, AHMAAD DUFF, ANDRE DUMAS, JACOB FRANKLIN, ELIJAH JACKSON, JOSHUA MICKENS, DJ MORTON, MATAIO RUSSELL

LAWRENCE NORTH: SAMIRION FORD, DANTU GARDNER JR., ANDREW HARGROVE, MONTEZ JONES, CARTER MCKINSTRY, ALI RICHARDSON

NORTH CENTRAL: TJ MCWILLIAMS, KE’VION WELLINGTON

PIKE: ELIJAH DAVIS, BRIGHT FAGBAMIYE, ANTHONY LEADFORD, JOSH WOODS

WARREN CENTRAL: LEE ALEXANDER, JO’ZIAH EDMOND, DEVAON HOLMAN, OLAN NELIGH, ELIJAH SLIBECK, JOE WALKER

MID-EASTERN CONFERENCE (MEC)

EASTERN HANCOCK: LOGAN HOSKINS, KAYDEN RUBLE, KAIN SOTELO, BRAYDEN TINCHER, JACOB WICKARD

MONROE CENTRAL: RYDER BOWLIN, LUKE JONES, IZAIAH MANGUS, COLE MUNCHEL, ELIJAH TAYLOR, KOLTEN TINSMAN

NORTH DECATUR: JAMES EVANS, JOSH EVANS, EVAN HOWELL, JAKE KINKER, REID MESSER, KADEN MUCKERHEIDE, CARSON PARMER, OWEN WISEMAN

SHENANDOAH: BOB AYRES, EVAN FRIES, MAYSON LEWIS, DYLAN MCDANIEL, KOLBEY SILER, GAVIN WILSON, MALACHI YOUNG

WES-DEL: TREY ADAMS, GRAYSON MEALY, BROCK NAUMAN, ALEC THORNBURG

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RANKINGS

RANKTEAMRECORD
1.GEORGIA12-0
2.MICHGAN12-0
3.TCU12-0
4.USC11-1
5.OHIO STATE11-1
6.ALABAMA10-2
7.TENNESSEE10-2
8.PENN STATE10-2
9.CLEMSON10-2
10.KANSAS STATE9-3
11.UTAH9-3
12.WASHINGTON10-2
13.FLORIDA STATE9-3
14.LSU9-3
15.OREGON STATE9-3
16.OREGON9-3
17.UCLA9-3
18.TULANE10-2
19.SOUTH CAROLINA8-4
20.TEXAS8-4
21.NOTRE DAME8-4
22.UCF9-3
23.NORTH CAROLINA9-3
24.MISSISSIPPI STATE8-4
25.NC STATE8-4

****NATIONAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE****

WEEK 14

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

AKRON AT BUFFALO | 1 P.M. | CBSSN

UTSA VS. NORTH TEXAS — CONFERENCE USA CHAMPIONSHIP (SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS) | 7:30 P.M. | CBSSN

PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP (LAS VEGAS, NEVADA) | 8 P.M. | FOX

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

TCU VS. KANSAS STATE — BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP (ARLINGTON, TEXAS) | 12 P.M. | ABC

OHIO VS. TOLEDO — MAC CHAMPIONSHIP (DETROIT, MICHIGAN) | 12 P.M. | ESPN

HOLY CROSS VS. NEW HAMPSHIRE (FCS SECOND ROUND) | 12 P.M. | ESPN+

WILLIAM & MARY VS. GARDNER-WEBB (FCS SECOND ROUND) | 2 P.M. | ESPN+

UIW VS. FURMAN (FCS SECOND ROUND) | 2 P.M. | ESPN+

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE VS. DELAWARE (FCS SECOND ROUND) | 3 P.M. | ESPN+

MONTANA STATE VS. WEBER STATE (FCS SECOND ROUND) | 3 P.M. | ESPN+

SAMFORD VS. SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA (FCS SECOND ROUND) | 3 P.M. | ESPN+

TROY VS. COASTAL CAROLINA — SUN BELT CHAMPIONSHIP (TROY, ALABAMA) | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN

NORTH DAKOTA STATE VS. MONTANA (FCS SECOND ROUND) | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+

GEORGIA VS. LSU — SEC CHAMPIONSHIP (ATLANTA) | 4 P.M. | CBS

TULANE VS. UCF — AAC CHAMPIONSHIP (NEW ORLEANS) | 4 P.M. | ABC

BOISE STATE VS. FRESNO STATE — MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONSHIP (BOISE, IDAHO) | 4 P.M. | FOX

JACKSON STATE VS. SOUTHERN — SWAC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI) | 4 P.M. | ESPN2

SACRAMENTO STATE VS. RICHMOND (FCS SECOND ROUND) | 5 P.M. | ESPN+

CLEMSON VS. NORTH CAROLINA — ACC CHAMPIONSHIP (CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA) | 8 P.M. | ABC

MICHIGAN VS. PURDUE — BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP (INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA) | 8 P.M. | FOX

BIG 10 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME INFORMATION: https://bigten.org/sports/2022/7/11/2022_FCG.aspx

****NFL****

WEEK 13

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 01, 2022

BUFFALO BILLS AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (THU) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P PRIME VIDEO

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 04, 2022

PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT ATLANTA FALCONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

DENVER BRONCOS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

GREEN BAY PACKERS AT CHICAGO BEARS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT DETROIT LIONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

CLEVELAND BROWNS AT HOUSTON TEXANS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS

NEW YORK JETS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS

WASHINGTON COMMANDERS AT NEW YORK GIANTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

TENNESSEE TITANS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT LOS ANGELES RAMS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P FOX

MIAMI DOLPHINS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P FOX

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS 4:25P (ET) 4:25P CBS

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P CBS

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT DALLAS COWBOYS 7:20P (CT) 8:20P NBC*

MONDAY, DECEMBER 05, 2022

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ESPN

WEEK 14 FLEX SCHEDULING – DECEMBER 11 DOLPHINS-CHARGERS GAME MOVES TO NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2022

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS AT LOS ANGELES RAMS                                   8:15 PM               PRIME VIDEO


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2022

NEW YORK JETS AT BUFFALO BILLS                                                     1:00 PM               CBS

CLEVELAND BROWNS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS                              1:00 PM                CBS

HOUSTON TEXANS AT DALLAS COWBOYS                                         1:00 PM               FOX

MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT DETROIT LIONS                                          1:00 PM               FOX

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT NEW YORK GIANTS                                 1:00 PM               FOX

BALTIMORE RAVENS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS                              1:00 PM               CBS

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT TENNESSEE TITANS                              1:00 PM               CBS

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT DENVER BRONCOS                                      4:05 PM               CBS

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS                     4:25 PM               FOX

CAROLINA PANTHERS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS                                4:25 PM               FOX

MIAMI DOLPHINS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS                              8:20 PM               NBC

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2022


NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS                      8:15 PM               ESPN

2022 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 13

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (9-2) (VS. N.Y. JETS (7-4), SUNDAY, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)

MINNESOTA CLINCHES NFC NORTH DIVISION TITLE WITH:

1) MIN WIN + DET LOSS OR TIE OR

2) MIN TIE + DET LOSS

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (10-1) (VS. TENNESSEE (7-4), SUNDAY, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

PHILADELPHIA CLINCHES PLAYOFF BERTH WITH:

1) PHI WIN + WAS LOSS + SF LOSS OR TIE + SEA LOSS OR TIE

(AS LONG AS BOTH SF AND SEA EACH DON’T TIE) OR

2) PHI WIN + WAS TIE + SF LOSS + SEA LOSS

****TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD****

#1 HOUSTON 100 NORFOLK STATE 52

#3 VIRGINIA 70 MICHIGAN 68

MARQUETTE 96 #6 BAYLOR 70

#16 ILLINOIS 73 SYRACUSE 44

#19 KENTUCKY 60 BELLARMINE 41

#22 MARYLAND 79 LOUISVILLE 54

#24 SAN DIEGO STATE 72 UC IRVINE 69

ELSEWHERE:

CLEMSON 101 PENN STATE 94 2 OT

WAKE FOREST 78 WISCONSIN 75

IOWA 81 GEORGIA TECH 65

CENTRAL MICHIGAN 74 PURDUE NORTHWEST 67

MIAMI OHIO 95 JACKSON STATE 78

COMPLETE SCOREBOARD: http://hosted.stats.com/cbk/scoreboard.asp?conf=-1&day=20221129

****TOP 25 WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD****

#1 SOUTH CAROLINA 73 #15 UCLA 64

#8 IOWA STATE 93 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS EDWARDSVILLE 43

#11 LSU 63 SE. LOUISIANA 55

ELSEWHERE:

INDIANA STATE 68 CHICAGO STATE 43

OHIO 52 DAYTON 51

COMPLETE SCOREBOARD: http://hosted.stats.com/wcbk/scoreboard.asp?conf=-1&day=20221129

****NBA SCOREBOARD****

NEW YORK 140 DETROIT 110

DALLAS 116 GOLDEN STATE 113

LA CLIPPERS 118 PORTLAND 112

BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/nba/scoreboard.asp

****NHL SCOREBOARD****

BOSTON 3 TAMPA BAY 1

SAN JOSE 4 MONTRÉAL 0

CAROLINA 3 PITTSBURGH 2

PHILADELPHIA 3 NY ISLANDERS 1

NASHVILLE 2 ANAHEIM 1

WINNIPEG 5 COLORADO 0

CALGARY 6 FLORIDA 2

WASHINGTON 5 VANCOUVER 1

SEATTLE 9 LOS ANGELES 8

BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/nhl/scoreboard.asp

MLB AVAILABLE FREE AGENTS

C

  1. WILLSON CONTRERAS
  2. GARY SANCHEZ
  3. CHRISTIAN VAZQUEZ
  4. AUSTIN HEDGES
  5. OMAR NARVAEZ

1B

  1. JOSH BELL
  2. JOSE ABREU SIGNED WITH HOUSTON MONDAY
  3. YULI GURRIEL
  4. TREY MANCINI
  5. MATT CARPENTER
  6. BRANDON BELT
  7. CARLOS SANTANA

2B

  1. JACE PETERSON
  2. ADAM FRAZIER
  3. CESAR HERNANDEZ
  4. DONOVAN SOLANO

3B

  1. BRANDON DRURY

SS

  1. TREA TURNER
  2. CARLOS CORREA
  3. XANDER BOGAERTS
  4. DANSBY SWANSON
  5. ELVIS ANDRUS
  6. ALEDMYS DIAZ
  7. JOSE IGLESIAS

OF

  1. AARON JUDGE
  2. BRANDON NIMMO
  3. JURICKSON PROFAR
  4. ANDREW BENINTENDI
  5. MITCH HANIGER
  6. MICHAEL CONFORTO
  7. MICHAEL BRANTLEY
  8. ADAM DUVALL
  9. J.D. MARTINEZ
  10. KEVIN KIERMAIER
  11. JOEY GALLO
  12. ANDREW MCCUTCHEN
  13. COREY DICKERSON
  14. DAVID PERALTA
  15. BEN GAMEL
  16. ROBBIE GROSSMAN
  17. JORGE SOLER
  18. TYLER NAQUIN

SP

  1. JACOB DEGROM
  2. CARLOS RODON
  3. JUSTIN VERLANDER
  4. NATHAN EOVALDI
  5. CHRIS BASSITT
  6. JAMESON TAILLON
  7. KENLEY JANSEN
  8. JOSE QUINTANA
  9. TAIJUAN WALKER
  10. NOAH SYNDERGAARD
  11. MICHAEL WACHA
  12. ZACH EFLIN
  13. ROSS STRIPLING
  14. ZACK GREINKE
  15. KYLE GIBSON
  16. SEAN MANAEA
  17. ANDREW HEANEY
  18. MIKE CLEVINGER
  19. COREY KLUBER
  20. TREVOR WILLIAMS
  21. MICHAEL LORENZEN
  22. RICH HILL
  23. MICHAEL PINEDA

RP

  1. NICK MARTINEZ
  2. TAYLOR ROGERS
  3. CRAIG KIMBREL
  4. SETH LUGO
  5. ADAM OTTAVINO
  6. DAVID ROBERTSON
  7. MATT STRAHM
  8. TOMMY KAHNLE
  9. AROLDIS CHAPMAN
  10. MICHAEL FULMER
  11. COREY KNEBEL
  12. PIERCE JOHNSON
  13. CHRIS MARTIN
  14. ZACK BRITTON
  15. ALEX COLOME

****TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES****

WORLD CUP

DOHA, Qatar (AP) Christian Pulisic kicked the ball, scored the goal and crashed into the goalkeeper, a collision that sent the American star to a hospital and the United States into the second round of the World Cup.

More than an hour later, he contacted his teammates by FaceTime to join the celebration.

Pulisic’s 38th-minute goal had held up, and the United States had beaten Iran 1-0 on Tuesday night in their politically charged rematch to advance to the World Cup’s knockout stage.

“Every single player is ready to lay their body on the line to make sure this team is successful,” midfielder Weston McKennie said.

After finishing second in Group B with five points, two behind England, the U.S. plays the Netherlands on Saturday with the chance to reach the quarterfinals for the first time since 2002.

“I always say it’s us against the world,” winger Tim Weah said, ‘”cause no one believed that the U.S. could play good football.”

Back in the World Cup after missing the 2018 tournament, the U.S. needed a victory to reach the round of 16. Iran finished third in the group with three points and has failed to advance in six World Cup appearances.

“The dream is over,” Iran coach Carlos Queiroz said.

McKennie started the play for the goal when he lofted the ball from just past the center circle to Sergino Dest at the edge of the 6-yard box. Dest headed the ball in front of the net on a bounce as Pulisic charged up the center of the field past Ramin Rezaeian and Majid Hosseini.

Twisting his body, Pulisic redirected the ball with his right foot for his 22nd international goal and first in World Cup play. His momentum carried him into goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand.

“Christian makes those runs. That’s what he does. That’s the special quality he has,” U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter said. “As soon as the ball is wide, he goes in with intensity to the penalty box and good things happen.”

Pulisic was sprawled on the field and for about three minutes as he received treatment. He tried to continue playing but was substituted at the start of the second half and taken by athletic trainer Harris Patel for abdominal scans at Hamad General Hospital, where Pulisic followed the game on phone apps. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Pulisic was diagnosed with a pelvic contusion, returned to the team hotel and is day to day.

“I sent him a text and checked on him, and he said, ‘Best believe I’ll be ready on Saturday,'” McKennie said.

Weah nearly doubled the lead in the seventh minute of first-half stoppage time but was ruled offside.

Raucous Iranian fans with horns and drums in the crowd of 42,127 filled the lower bowl behind one goal at Al Thumama Stadium, a circular venue shaped like a gahfiya, a traditional hat.

While the U.S. outshot Iran 9-0 in the first half, Iran had a 4-3 advantage in the second, knowing it needed only a draw to advance. Berhalter inserted Walker Zimmerman in the 82nd minute and shifted to a five-man defense.

Nine minutes of stoppage time were announced. Morteza Pouraliganji’s diving header in the third minute went just wide. In the eighth minute, Cameron Carter-Vickers had a hand on Mehdi Taremi’s shoulder as the striker slid into Matt Turner, and the ball squibbed through the goalkeeper only for Zimmerman to clear it. Spanish referee Antonio Mateu denied Iran’s appeal for a video review, and the final whistle blew after the 10th extra minute.

“I hope that our fans and our people in Iran forgive us,” Taremi said.

Turner gave the U.S. consecutive World Cup shutouts for the first time since 1930. Inside the locker room, teammates tried to speak with Pulisic.

“Everyone was screaming, so we couldn’t really hear too, too much,” Turner said. “He left everything, put everything on the line there and was able to get the ball across the line.”

LINEUPS

Carter-Vickers, a son of former NBA player Howard Carter, made his World Cup debut in place of Zimmerman and gave the U.S. an entirely Europe-based lineup for the second time in a competitive match since Major League Soccer began in 1996, the first since the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup against Jamaica.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Josh Sargent injured his right ankle in a 74th-minute challenge by Hosseini and left three minutes later.

UP NEXT

The U.S. is 1-4 against the Netherlands, all friendlies.

​(COLLEGE FOOTBALL)

OHIO STATE IS 5 IN SECOND-TO-LAST CFP RANKINGS BEHIND USC

(AP) — Ohio State was No. 5 on Tuesday night in the second-to-last College Football Playoff rankings, positioned to possibly take advantage if one of the top four slips up on championship weekend.

Georgia (12-0) was No. 1 again. No. 2 Michigan (12-0) and No. 3 TCU (12-0) both moved up a spot, and Southern California (11-1) climbed two spots into the fourth slot.

The Buckeyes (11-1) dropped three spots after losing 45-23 to the rival Wolverines on Saturday at home. That game was 24-20 heading into the fourth quarter and 31-23 with 7:23 to go before Michigan blew it open.

“It was talked about in the committee room that going into, really early in the fourth quarter, the game was still close,” said selection committee chairman Boo Corrigan, who is North Carolina State’s athletic director. “That being said, you can’t completely dismiss the way the fourth quarter ended with Michigan kind of taking over the game there late.”

Alabama (10-2) moved up a spot to No. 6 and was followed by Southeastern Conference rival Tennessee, which beat the Crimson Tide in October.

The final rankings and the four-team field for the College Football Playoff will be set Sunday. The semifinals will be played Dec. 31 in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta and the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona.

The top four play in their conference championships game this weekend. The undefeated teams might not need to win this weekend to lock up a spot.

Georgia plays LSU (9-3), which fell nine spots to 14th, in the SEC title game. Michigan plays Purdue (8-4) for the Big Ten championship. TCU faces Kansas State, which is 10th in the latest rankings and has already lost to the surprising Horned Frogs.

USC and Heisman Trophy frontrunner Caleb Williams face Utah, No. 11 in the rankings, on Friday night in Las Vegas for the Pac-12 championship.

If the Trojans slip up, that could give Ohio State a second chance.

Since the college football playoff started in 2014, only one team has moved from outside the top four to inside and was selected to play in the semifinals without playing on championship weekend.

Alabama in 2017 was 11-1 and No. 5, but had lost to Auburn and finished second in the SEC West.

The Tigers then lost to Georgia in the SEC championship, which vaulted the Bulldogs from fifth to third.

Wisconsin was unbeaten and No. 4 heading into Big Ten championship game but was beaten by Ohio State, which had already lost twice and was No. 8.

That left the committee with an opening at No. 4 and it elevated Alabama instead of Ohio State, which finished No. 6 as the Big Ten champion with an 11-2 record.

NEW YEAR’S SIX POSSIBILITIES

Most of these scenarios involve the top four winning out and/or remaining the same after this weekend’s games.

Alabama being ahead of Tennessee would mean the Crimson Tide would go to the Sugar Bowl, which is contractually bound to get either the SEC champ or the highest-ranked SEC team available after the playoff has been filled.

That would put Tennessee in the Orange Bowl or the Cotton Bowl, depending on what the Rose Bowl does.

If Ohio State doesn’t make it into the playoff, the Buckeyes could go to the Rose Bowl for the second straight season. But with Penn State moving up to No. 8 this week, that opens up the possibility the Rose Bowl could select Penn State, leaving Ohio State to go to the Orange Bowl as the highest-ranked available Big Ten or SEC team.

If Ohio State ends up in the Rose Bowl, Penn State is a good bet for the Cotton.

The Buckeyes in the Orange Bowl against the winner of the Atlantic Coast Conference title game between Clemson and North Carolina bumps Tennessee to the Cotton against the highest-ranked champion from a Group of Five conference.

The latest rankings pretty much guaranteed that will be the winner of the American Athletic Conference championship between Tulane, ranked 18th, and No. 22 UCF.

No other team from a non-Power Five conference is ranked.

Kansas State is locked into the Sugar Bowl no matter the result of its game against TCU as either the Big 12 champion or runner-up in place of the Big 12 champ making the playoff.

Washington at No. 12 behind Utah puts the Huskies in great shape to make the Rose Bowl as the Pac-12’s representative if USC beats Utah and the Trojans make the playoff.

If Utah wins a second straight Pac-12 title, the Rose Bowl would again have some leeway to take another highly ranked team (Washington) instead of having a return trip to Pasadena, California, by the Utes.

LANE KIFFIN SIGNS NEW CONTRACT WITH MISSISSIPPI

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Lane Kiffin has signed a new contract to remain at Mississippi, the school announced Tuesday.

Details of the deal were not released. The 47-year-old Kiffin has gone 23-12 in three seasons with the Rebels, who lost four of their last five games to finish the regular season at 8-4.

Ole Miss had its first 10-win regular season in 2021 and is headed to a bowl game for the third straight year.

“Coach Kiffin is establishing a program that can sustain success and contend for championships,” said Keith Carter, the school’s vice chancellor for intercollegiate athletics. “We are investing in our football program like never before.”

Carter cited a “greatly increased salary pool for assistant coaches and support staff,” a $45 million renovation of the Manning center and “tremendous momentum in NIL.”

“We will continue to equip Coach Kiffin with these and the other resources necessary to compete and win at the highest level and build on the accomplishments of the last three seasons,” he said.

Kiffin was regarded as a top candidate for the job at Auburn, which hired Hugh Freeze from Liberty on Monday.

The Rebels have gone over 600 total yards in 20 games under Kiffin, something Ole Miss teams had only done 16 times before his arrival.

The Rebels rank in the top 10 nationally in eight different offensive categories, including rushing yards and touchdowns and total yards.

“With the support from our collective and a new state-of-the-art facility, we will be able to build off what we have achieved so far and offer more opportunities to our student-athletes,” Kiffin said.

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP PICKS AGAINST THE SPREAD 

Friday, Dec. 2

  • No. 24 UTSA (-8.5) vs. North Texas  (7:30 p.m., CBSSN) in San Antonio

UTSA is going for back-to-back Conference-USA championships, and the Mean Green allow 30.1 points per game. The Roadrunners won the regular-season matchup 31-27 on some late-game heroics. UTSA quarterback Frank Harris (9.0 yards per attempt) and North Texas quarterback Austin Aune (8.9) aren’t afraid to take deep shots. This should be an entertaining game at the Alamodome. The Mean Green are 4-3 ATS as an underdog, and they keep this one tight. 

Pick: UTSA wins 34-27 but FAILS TO COVER the spread. 

  • No. 5 USC (-2.5) vs. No. 12 Utah (8 p.m., FOX) in Las Vegas

Utah won the regular-season meeting 43-42 on Oct. 16 and has the chance to play spoiler in the Pac-12 championship game, especially if Cam Rising can replicate his 475 total yards. The Trojans did have a 28-14 first-half lead in that game, and Caleb Williams had 381 yards and five TD passes. That was on the road. This one is at a neutral-site at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Lincoln Riley was 4-0 in conference championship games at Oklahoma. That track record of success continues in a thriller that sends the Trojans to the CFP. 

Pick: USC wins 35-28 and COVERS the spread. 

Saturday, Dec. 3 

  • Toledo (-2.5) vs. Ohio (12 p.m., ESPN) in Detroit

The Bobcats are trying to win their first MAC championship since 1968, and this is their fifth try in the MAC championship game. Which quarterback will Toledo start? Tucker Gleason started in a 20-14 loss to Western Michigan, but Dequan Finn is the better playmaker. Ohio, meanwhile, has won seven in a row and has covered in eight straight games. The Bobcats lost quarterback Kurtis Rourke for the season, but backup quarterback CJ Harris totaled four TDs in a 38-14 victory against Bowling Green. It’s #MACtion where anything can happen, but Ohio breaks that championship drought in style. 

Pick: Ohio wins 35-31 in an UPSET. 

  • No. 3 TCU (-2.5) vs. No. 13 Kansas State (12 p.m., ABC) in Dallas

The Horned Frogs are on the door-step of the program’s first College Football Playoff appearance, but it’s a dangerous game against a Kansas State team that ranked second in the Big 12 with 210 rushing yards per game. Quarterback Will Howard has settled in as the starter for the Wildcats with 13 TDs and two interceptions, and that makes this a dangerous spot for TCU. Kendre Miller had 153 yards and two TDs in the first meeting, and Max Duggan passed for 280 yards and three TDs. The Horned Frogs cannot fall behind 28-10 this time. There will be anxious moments, but first-year coach Sonny Dykes pushes TCU into the CFP. 

Pick: TCU wins 33-30 and COVERS the spread.

  • Coastal Carolina at Troy (-9.5) (3:30 p.m., ESPN) 

The Chanticleers are a different team without Grayson McCall, and that showed in a 47-7 loss to James Madison in Week 13. Coastal Carolina needs to establish a running game around backup quarterback Jarrett Guest. Troy has rolled to nine straight victories, and running back Kimani Vidal is coming off back-to-back 200-yard games. The line has dipped a little bit. Coastal Carolina keeps it close, but Trojans cap an impressive season in the Sun Belt under first-year coach Jon Sumrall. 

Pick: Troy wins 31-24 but FAILS TO COVER the spread. 

  • No. 1 Georgia (-17.5) vs. No. 11 LSU (4 p.m., CBS) in Atlanta

That is a monster line for a conference championship game. The Bulldogs are looking for back-to-back conference championships, and the three-loss Tigers are coming off a disappointing loss at Texas A&M. Georgia is 3-0 ATS when favored by less than 20 points this season, but the Tigers are 2-1 ATS as an underdog. This is Brian Kelly’s first appearance in the SEC championship game, and it has been an impressive year with Jayden Daniels. Georgia’s defense, however, will limit his scrambling opportunities. The Bulldogs barrel toward the No. 1 seed in the CFP with another impressive victory, but this could play out right on the line. 

Pick: Georgia wins 38-17 and COVERS the spread. 

  • No. 22 UCF at No. 19 Tulane (-3.5) (4 p.m., ABC) 

These teams played on Nov. 12, and UCF won a 38-31 shootout. Penalties and two costly turnovers were the problem for Tulane in that first matchup. Michael Pratt will stay hot at quarterback, and the shoulder injury to John Rhys Plumlee should make him less of a running threat. Mikey Keene is a capable backup for the Golden Knights, but the Green Wave learn from their mistakes in the first matchup. 

Pick: Tulane wins 30-24 and COVERS the spread. 

  • Fresno State at Boise State (-3.5)  (4 p.m., FOX) 

This is the fourth time these teams have met in the Mountain West Conference championship game. The Broncos doubled up the Bulldogs 40-20 in the regular-season matchup on Oct. 8. Running back George Holani had 157 rushing yards, and Boise State will feature the running game again. Fresno State quarterback Jake Haener didn’t play in that first matchup because of an ankle injury, and he has 13 TDs and just two interceptions since returning. This matchup will be much closer. 

Pick: Boise State wins 31-24 and COVERS the spread. 

  • No. 2 Michigan (-16.5) vs. Purdue (8 p.m., FOX) in Indianapolis

The Wolverines are back in the Big Ten championship game after an emphatic 45-23 victory against Ohio State. The Boilermakers are first-timers in Indianapolis, and they create an interesting matchup for the Wolverines. These teams haven’t met since 2017. True to their label, Purdue is 3-2 ATS as an underdog with three outright victories. Aidan O’Connell will help the Boilermakers keep it close in the first half, but the Wolverines’ running game – with or without Blake Corum – will wear on Purdue in the second half. The Wolverines were 2-4 ATS in Big Ten play when favored by more than 14 points. Given the line has moved up two points, take the value in the underdog. 

Pick: Michigan wins 38-23 but FAILS TO COVER the spread. 

  • No. 10 Clemson (-7.5) vs. No. 17 North Carolina (8 p.m., ABC) in Charlotte

Which team gets off the mat first after a disappointing loss on Rivalry Week? North Carolina is on a two-game losing streak, and quarterback Drake Maye has been limited to just one TD pass the last two weeks. D.J. Uiagalelei struggled in the loss to South Carolina with just 99 passing yards. Which quarterback gets back on track first? The Tigers are 7-1 in the ACC championship game under Dabo Swinney. The Tar Heels hang around under Mack Brown, but a late Will Shipley TD run makes the difference. 

Pick: Clemson wins 36-29 and FAILS TO COVER the spread.

(NFL NEWS)

THURSDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: BUFFALO BILLS (8-3) AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (6-5)

A key AFC East matchup kicks off Week 13 of the 2022 NFL season on Thursday, December 1 (8:15 PM ET, Prime Video) as the Buffalo Bills (8-3) visit the New England Patriots (6-5). New England holds the all-time regular-season advantage, 76-46-1, with the road team winning each of the past three meetings. The teams split last year’s regular-season series, as the Patriots beat the Bills in Buffalo, 14-10, in Week 13, and Buffalo won in New England, 33-21, in Week 16. The teams also met in the Wild Card round of last year’s AFC playoffs, with the Bills defeating the Patriots in Buffalo, 47-17. It marked the second-ever postseason meeting between the two clubs, as quarterback JOSH ALLEN set career highs in touchdown passes (five) and passer rating (157.6) in the victory. Running back DEVIN SINGLETARY and tight end DAWSON KNOX each scored two touchdowns in the win.  

Last week on Thanksgiving, Allen led a four-play drive in the final 30 seconds of the fourth quarter that led to a game-winning 45-yard field goal by TYLER BASS, as Buffalo defeated Detroit, 28-25, for its second-consecutive victory. Allen totaled 331 yards (253 passing, 78 rushing) and three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) in the win, and he is one of two quarterbacks in the league (LAMAR JACKSON) with at least 250 passing yards and 75 rushing yards in multiple games this season. In his past three starts at New England, Allen has nine touchdown passes with zero interceptions for a 115.3 passer rating. Wide receiver STEFON DIGGS aims for his third in a row with a touchdown catch and has at least five catches and 75 receiving yards in six of his past seven. Diggs has four touchdown catches in his past three games against New England. Singletary rushed for 72 yards last week and aims for his third in a row with at least 80 scrimmage yards. He has a touchdown in two of his past three overall and three of his past four against the division.

Buffalo enters Week 13 ranked second in the league with 13 interceptions this season, led by safety JORDAN POYER (four interceptions in seven games). Last week, Poyer led the team with a season-high 10 tackles and he aims for his fourth in a row with at least five tackles. Linebacker MATT MILANO has at least one tackle for loss in each of his past five games and leads the team with 11 tackles for loss this season, his second-straight year with at least 10 in the category. Defensive tackle ED OLIVER had two tackles for loss, a sack and his first forced fumble and fumble recovery of the season on Thanksgiving. He aims for his third in a row with multiple tackles for loss.

In Week 12, New England quarterback MAC JONES recorded a career-high 382 passing yards, while also setting season-high marks in completions (28), touchdown passes (two) and passer rating (119.8). He aims for his fourth start in a row with no interceptions and his third consecutive start with a passer rating of 100-or-higher. Jones has recorded a passer rating of 100-or-higher in three of four career home starts against the division. Running back RHAMONDRE STEVENSON led the team with 112 scrimmage yards (career-high 76 receiving, 36 rushing) on Thanksgiving and added a career-high nine catches. He has at least six catches and 55 receiving yards in four of his past five and ranks third among running backs with a career-best 50 catches this season. Running back DAMIEN HARRIS rushed for 103 yards and had a career-high three rushing touchdowns in the teams’ last regular-season meeting. In each of his three career games against Buffalo, Harris has totaled at least 100 rushing yards with a rushing touchdown. Wide receiver JAKOBI MEYERS aims for his sixth in row against the division and third in row overall with at least 50 receiving yards, while wide receiver DAVANTE PARKER led the team with 80 receiving yards last week.

New England ranks second in the NFL this season with 37 sacks, led by linebacker MATTHEW JUDON, who paces the league with a career-high 13 sacks in 2022. Judonhas 10 sacks in five home games this season and aims for his fifth in a row at home with at least 1.5 sacks. He has a sack in two of his past three against Buffalo. Linebacker JOSH UCHE had a sack on Thanksgiving and has a sack in three of his past four games. Defensive back JONATHAN JONES tied his career high with three passes defensed last week and recorded his team-leading third interception of the season. He aims for his fourth in a row with a pass defensed and has an interception in two of his past three games.

Prime Video will stream 15 Thursday Night Football games this season (Weeks 2-17, excluding Thanksgiving). The game will feature Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit and Kaylee Hartung on the call.

CAPSULE:

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER Patriots lead all-time series, 76-46-1

STREAKS Bills have won 3 of last 4

LAST GAME 12/26/21: Bills 33 at Patriots 21

LAST GAME AT SITE 12/26/21

BILLS NOTES:

LAST WEEK: W 28-25 at Detroit (Thanksgiving)

COACH VS. OPP. Sean McDermott: 4-7

PTS. FOR 28.1

OFFENSE 415.9

PASSING Josh Allen: 262-410-3,183-23-11-95.2

RUSHING Josh Allen (QB): 81-561-6.9-5

RECEIVING Stefon Diggs: 84-1,110-13.2-9

PTS. AGAINST 18.1

DEFENSE 327.3

SACKS Von Miller: 8

INTs Jordan Poyer: 4

TAKE/GIVE +1 (20/19)

PUNTING (NET) Sam Martin: 48.4 (42.4)

KICKING Tyler Bass: 101 (32/33 PAT; 23/26 FG)

QB JOSH ALLEN totaled 331 yards (253 pass, 78 rush) & 3 TDs (2 pass, 1 rush) vs. INT last week & is 1 of 2 QBs with 250+ pass yards & 75+ rush yards in multiple games this season. Has 75+ rush yards in 3 of past 4. Had 314 pass yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 104.4 rating & rushed for 64 yards in last meeting. Has 9 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 115.3 rating in his past 3 starts at NE. Has 13 TDs (10 pass, 3 rush) & 108.1 rating in 4 career starts on Thursday. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 3,183 pass yards this season. • RB DEVIN SINGLETARY rushed for 72 yards in Week 12. Aims for 3rd in row with 80+ scrimmage yards. Has rush TD in 2 of past 3. Had 78 scrimmage yards (39 rush, 39 rec.) & rush TD in last meeting. Has TD in 3 of his past 4 vs. division. • WR STEFON DIGGS had 8 catches for 77 yards & TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD. Has 5+ catches & 75+ rec. yards in 6 of past 7. Had 85 rec. yards & TD catch in last meeting & has 4 rec. TDs in his past 3 vs. NE. Aims for his 19th in row on road with 60+ rec. yards. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 84 catches & 3rd with 1,110 rec. yards. • WR ISAIAH MCKENZIE had 6 catches for season-high 96 rec. yards & TD in Week 12. Set career highs in catches (11) & rec. yards (125) & had rec. TD in last meeting. • WR GABE DAVIS has 5+ catches & 65+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. • TE DAWSON KNOX had TD catch in last meeting. Has 50+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. • S JORDAN POYER led team with season-high 10 tackles last week. Aims for 4th in row with 5+ tackles. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NE with TFL. • LB MATT MILANO had 7 tackles, TFL & PD last week. Aims for 6th in row with TFL. • DT ED OLIVER had sack, 2 TFL & 1st FF & FR of season in Week 12. Aims for 4th in row with TFL & 3rd in row with 2+ TFL. Had sack in last meeting.

PATRIOTS NOTES:

LAST WEEK: L 33-26 at Minnesota (Thanksgiving)

COACH VS. OPP. Bill Belichick: 36-10

PTS. FOR 21.7

OFFENSE 325.9

PASSING Mac Jones: 162-234-1,768-6-7-87.3

RUSHING Rhamondre Stevenson: 151-680-4.5-4

RECEIVING Jakobi Meyers: 47-571-12.1-3

PTS. AGAINST 18.4

DEFENSE 307.8

SACKS Matthew Judon: 13

INTs Jonathan Jones: 3

TAKE/GIVE +1 (18/17)

PUNTING (NET) Michael Palardy: 44.0 (40.0)

KICKING Nick Folk: 95 (23/23 PAT; 24/28 FG)

QB MAC JONES set season highs in completions (28), pass yards (career-high 382), TD passes (2) & rating (119.8) last week. Aims for 4th in row with 0 INTs & 3rd in row with 100+ rating. Has 100+ rating in 3 of 4 career home starts vs. division. Has 112.9 rating in 2 career Thursday starts. • RB RHAMONDRE STEVENSON led team with 112 scrimmage yards (career-high 76 rec., 36 rush) with career-high 9 catches last week. Aims for his 10th in row with 70+ scrimmage yards. Has 6+ catches & 55+ rec. yards in 4 of past 5. Has TD in 2 of past 3 at home. Ranks 3rd among RBs this season with career-high 50 catches. • RB DAMIEN HARRIS aims for his 12th in row vs. division with 50+ scrimmage yards & has 50+ scrimmage yards in 2 of past 3 overall. Rushed for 103 yards & career-high 3 TDs in last meeting & has 100+ rush yards & rush TD in each of 3 career games vs. Buf. • WR JAKOBI MEYERS aims for his 6th in row vs. division & 3rd in row overall with 50+ rec. yards. Had 6 catches for 59 yards in last meeting. • WR DEVANTE PARKER led team with 80 rec. yards in Week 12. Had 8 catches for 85 yards in his last game vs. Buf. (10/31/21 w/ Mia.). • TE HUNTER HENRY had 63 rec. yards & 2nd TD catch of season last week. • LB MATTHEW JUDON has 4.5 sacks in his past 3 & has 10 sacks in 5 home games this season. Aims for his 5th in row at home wth 1.5+ sacks. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 vs. Buf. Leads NFL with career-high 13 sacks this season. • LB JOSH UCHE had sack last week & has sack in 3 of past 4. • DB JONATHAN JONES had season-high 7 tackles, tied career high with 3 PD & had 3rd INT of season last week. Aims for 4th in row with PD & has INT in 2 of past 3.

RODGERS SAYS HE PLANS TO PLAY SUNDAY WHEN PACKERS FACE BEARS

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he expects to play Sunday at Chicago after a rib injury knocked him out of a 40-33 loss at Philadelphia.

“I got good news with the scans yesterday, so I plan on playing this week,” Rodgers said Tuesday on “The Pat McAfee Show” on YouTube and SiriusXM.

Rodgers left in the second half against the Eagles because of the rib injury. He already has been playing with a broken right thumb, an injury he sustained on the final play of a 27-22 loss to the New York Giants on Oct. 9.

“There was an earlier shot in the game that kind of rattled the ribcage,” Rodgers said. “I was trying to stretch some things out at halftime a little bit and realized it probably wasn’t some sort of muscle injury. And I just got hit again in the third quarter and was just having a hard time breathing.”

Packers coach Matt LaFleur had said Monday that Rodgers was feeling better, but added the team would know more about the four-time MVP’s status in the next couple of days.

Rodgers said he wouldn’t be surprised if the injury limited his practice time.

“I might miss practice Wednesday and not be a full contributor, but that’s kind of been standard for the last, I don’t know, six or seven weeks,” Rodgers said. “(We’ll) go to one of my favorite places to play down in Chicago and hopefully get a big win, get into the bye week, get healthy and see where we can get to.”

The Packers (4-8) still have a slim chance of reaching the playoffs heading into their game with the Bears (3-9). Rodgers said after the Eagles game that he wanted to keep playing through these injuries as long as the Packers still have a chance of making the postseason.

Rodgers also offered praise Tuesday for Jordan Love, the 2020 first-round pick who took over for him in the Eagles game and went 6 of 9 for 113 yards with a touchdown.

“It was really nice to watch,” Rodgers said. “I feel like an older brother watching him do well. I care about the kid a lot.”

NOTES: The Packers signed safety Innis Gaines to the active roster from the practice squad, released safety Johnathan Abram and signed tight end Nick Guggemos to the practice squad. The Packers had added Abram earlier this month when they claimed him off waivers from the Las Vegas Raiders, who had taken him with the 27th overall pick in the 2019 draft.

MINNESOTA WR JUSTIN JEFFERSON LEADS PRO BOWL GAMES VOTING BY FANS

Minnesota wide receiver JUSTIN JEFFERSON, with 90,313 votes, leads all players in balloting for the 2023 Pro Bowl Games Vote presented by Castrol.

Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES (87,384 votes) ranks second overall, while Kansas City tight end TRAVIS KELCE (85,785), New York Giants running back SAQUON BARKLEY (83,947) and Miami wide receiver TYREEK HILL (83,576) round out the top five.

Three of the top five vote-getters – Jefferson, Mahomes and Barkley – are age 27 or younger while seven first- or second-year players currently lead their conference in votes received at their respective positions.

The MINNESOTA VIKINGS lead all clubs in total votes received. The BALTIMORE RAVENSKANSAS CITY CHIEFSMIAMI DOLPHINS and PHILADELPHIA EAGLES round out the current top five.

Fans can support their favorite players by voting for them to be named to the 2023 Pro Bowl Games roster, which features the league’s top 88 stars. Those who vote via www.nfl.com/pro-bowl-games/vote can also enter for a chance to win a trip to Super Bowl LVII courtesy of Castrol.

Pro Bowl Games Vote presented by Castrol will continue online and on web-enabled mobile phones at www.nfl.com/pro-bowl-games/vote or on club sites until Thursday, December 15. Fans can vote as often as they would like.

Starting December 1, fans will also be able to vote directly on Twitter for the final two weeks of Pro Bowl Games Vote. To cast a Twitter vote, fans should tweet the first and last name of the player, the player’s official Twitter handle, or a hashtag including the player’s first and last name. All three of these methods must include the hashtag #ProBowlVote. Voting via Twitter is an additional method of voting to the online ballot at www.nfl.com/pro-bowl-games/vote, which will be available throughout the entire voting period.

Roster selections are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counts one-third toward determining the 88 Pro Bowl players. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on Friday, December 16.

The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its top athlete teams. It was also the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995.

Tickets for The 2023 Pro Bowl Games presented by Verizon go on sale on Thursday, December 1, and will be available at probowl.com/tickets. The Pro Bowl Games will be a week-long celebration of player skills featuring an exciting new format that spotlights Flag football. The multi-day AFC vs. NFC competition will culminate in an action-packed Flag football game between Pro Bowl players and a major musical performance at Allegiant Stadium, and will air on ESPN and ABC on Sunday, February 5, 2023.

Throughout the week, The Pro Bowl Games will integrate new challenges where players showcase their football and non-football skills in unique competitions, and the NFL will use its social media platforms to showcase players’ incredible athletic feats and competitive spirit, while also highlighting their unique personalities away from the gridiron. The revamped programming allows the top stars to show off their skills and celebrate their accomplishments in a fun, memorable way, surrounded by their families and fans.

Visit 
ProBowl.com for the latest event details. 

NFL PRO BOWL GAMES – TOP-FIVE VOTE-GETTERS

POS.NAMETEAMVOTES
WRJustin JeffersonMinnesota Vikings90,313
QBPatrick MahomesKansas City Chiefs87,384
TETravis KelceKansas City Chiefs85,785
RBSaquon BarkleyNew York Giants83,947
WRTyreek HillMiami Dolphins83,576

NFL PRO BOWL GAMES – MOST VOTES BY TEAM

TEAM
Minnesota Vikings
Baltimore Ravens
Kansas City Chiefs
Miami Dolphins
Philadelphia Eagles

AFC & NFC LEADING VOTE-GETTERS BY POSITION

POS.CONF.NAME, TEAMVOTESPOS.CONF.NAME, TEAMVOTES 
QBAFCPatrick Mahomes, Kansas City87,384DEAFCVon Miller, Buffalo64,611 
QBNFCGeno Smith, Seattle70,230DENFCNick Bosa, San Francisco72,910 
RBAFCDerrick Henry, Tennessee75,754DTAFCChris Jones, Kansas City60,051 
RBNFCSaquon Barkley, N.Y. Giants83,947DTNFCJavon Hargrave, Philadelphia47,376 
FBAFCAlec Ingold, Miami63,170OLBAFCMatthew Judon, New England61,617 
FBNFCKyle Juszczyk, San Francisco78,009OLBNFCMicah Parsons, Dallas63,612 
WRAFCTyreek Hill, Miami83,576ILBAFCRoquan Smith, Baltimore46,356 
WRNFCJustin Jefferson, Minnesota90,313ILBNFCJordyn Brooks, Seattle46,300 
TEAFCTravis Kelce, Kansas City85,785CBAFCSauce Gardner, N.Y. Jets46,581 
TENFCT.J. Hockenson, Minnesota69,749CBNFCTariq Woolen, Seattle58,633 
TAFCTerron Armstead, Miami21,826SSAFCDerwin James, L.A. Chargers57,090 
TNFCTrent Williams, San Francisco30,483SSNFCBudda Baker, Arizona48,454 
GAFCKevin Zeitler, Baltimore23,729FSAFCMinkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh56,306 
GNFCZack Martin, Dallas24,682FSNFCEddie Jackson, Chicago54,291 
CAFCCreed Humphrey, Kansas City36,383PAFCRyan Stonehouse, Tennessee24,761 
CNFCJason Kelce, Philadelphia49,572PNFCJohnny Hekker, Carolina40,669 
KAFCJustin Tucker, Baltimore57,721STAFCJustice Hill, Baltimore17,043 
KNFCRyan Succop, Tampa Bay40,087STNFCKris Boyd, Minnesota16,568 
RSAFCIsiah Pacheco, Kansas City40,543LSAFCNick Moore, Baltimore15,393 
RSNFCKene Nwangwu, Minnesota32,926LSNFCAndrew DePaola, Minnesota15,556 
Vote totals through Monday, November 28 at 12:00 PM ET

(NBA NEWS)

JULIUS RANDLE SCORES 36 AS KNICKS ROUT PISTONS 140-110

DETROIT (AP) Julius Randle scored a season-high 36 points on his 28th birthday, and the New York Knicks extended their win streak against the Detroit Pistons to 11 games with a 140-110 victory on Tuesday night.

Randle was 14 for 24 from the field. He also had seven rebounds and five assists.

“He was super aggressive early and he got into a great rhythm,” Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said. “He always does a good job of moving without the ball and his teammates were searching him out tonight.”

Quentin Grimes, RJ Barrett and Jalen Brunson each scored 16 points for New York, which had lost four of five. Mitchell Robinson grabbed 13 rebounds, and reserve Immanuel Quickley had 15 points.

“We’ve been scoring a ton of points … and it is because of how we’re playing as a team,” Thibodeau said. “We’re sharing the ball, we’re making plays and we’re getting to the line a lot. I like where we are offensively, and the rebounding was really good tonight.”

Isaiah Stewart scored 19 points for Detroit, which hasn’t beaten New York since Jan. 7, 2020. Bojan Bogdanovic and Marvin Bagley III each had 13 points.

“I think tonight was a delayed reaction to the West Coast trip,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey. “I expected a game like this on Monday, but we put up a fight in that one. This one was a stinker.

“We’ve been playing excellent basketball lately, but that didn’t happen tonight.”

The Pistons were missing two starters – Cade Cunningham (shin) and Jalen Ivey (knee) – but got back Bogdanovic (ankle) and Stewart (foot).

The Knicks led 70-56 at the break. Randle went 6 for 11 on 3-pointers in a 26-point half as New York outshot Detroit 52.4% to 36.8% from behind the arc.

“He’s an old-school power forward, so he gets a lot of points at the rim, and when he’s shooting like he did tonight, he’s tough,” Casey said. “When he got those first couple 3s to go down, I knew it was going to be a long night.”

Randle scored three quick baskets to start the third and drew a technical foul when he was shoved after a dunk by Stewart. That moved New York’s lead to 21 at 80-59.

It was 108-77 at the end of the third, thanks to a 38-point quarter for the Knicks that included 10 more points for Randle. That allowed Thibodeau to rest his starters with the Milwaukee Bucks coming to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.

“There are times in this league when the schedule works in your favor and times when it works against you,” he said. “This is a tough spot, but it brought out the best in our players tonight.”

TIP INS

Knicks: The 11-game winning streak against Detroit is the longest in the series since an early version of the Bad Boys beat New York 12 straight times in the late 1980s. … New York has scored at least 120 points in all three games against the Pistons this season.

Pistons: Bogdanovic hit one 3-pointer, giving him 1,283 for his career and tying him with Mookie Blaylock for 64th on the NBA list. … Alec Burks didn’t score, ending his streak of double-digit games off the bench at six.

TOUGH SCHEDULE

Detroit was playing its eighth game in 13 days, with the first six coming on a West Coast trip.

“This is one I put on the schedule,” Casey said.

UP NEXT

Knicks: Host the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.

Pistons: Host the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.

DONCIC, MAVS EDGE CURRY, WARRIORS IN WEST FINALS REPLAY

DALLAS (AP) Tim Hardaway Jr. had to watch when his Dallas Mavericks lost to the Golden State Warriors in last season’s Western Conference finals.

He found himself in the middle of some playoff intensity in their first meeting this season.

Hardaway hit a go-ahead 3-pointer late, Luka Doncic scored 41 points in his NBA-leading fifth triple-double and the Mavericks held off the Warriors 116-113 on Tuesday night.

Dallas ended a four-game losing streak, the longest in two seasons under coach Jason Kidd. Golden State, a winner in five games last spring on the way to the title, lost for just the second time in seven games after a slow start to its season.

“For me, it was,” Hardaway, who missed the 2022 postseason recovering from a broken foot, said of whether he felt the playoff vibe.

“Just because of the excitement, and me not being able to play in the Western Conference finals. Just wanting to go out there and compete, have fun. Playing against the champs.”

Stephen Curry scored 32 points for Golden State, including a quick-draw 3-pointer over Maxi Kleber for a 110-108 lead, but Dallas responded by scoring the next five points to go ahead for good.

Hardaway, who scored 22 points, answered Curry’s 3 on Doncic’s 12th and final assist with 1:49 remaining. Josh Green’s short jumper came after Doncic blocked Curry’s layup try.

“Hardaway’s shot was the key, I thought, down the stretch,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “We have to expect that teams are going to make shots against us. We’re going to be circled on every team’s calendar.”

The Warriors were down two when Curry was called for traveling – the 10th of the game between both teams – with 10 seconds remaining.

“Bang, bang situation,” Curry said. “Dumb play by me to not take the layup. I got a little confused on what the time and score was. Going for the hero shot. I didn’t think it was a travel to the point where let the play run out. But who am I to say?”

Golden State had one more chance after Dorian Finney-Smith missed one of two free throws to keep the deficit at three. Klay Thompson got a good look off for 3, but the shot was short as Curry’s Splash Brother finished 1 of 6 from deep with five points.

Doncic also had 12 rebounds in his 51st career triple-double.

Jonathan Kuminga had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Golden State, which trailed by 17 in the first quarter but took its first lead before halftime.

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 14 points for Dallas before he was ejected for a flagrant-2 penalty when his elbow hit Jordan Poole in the face on an offensive foul early in the fourth quarter.

BACK-AND-FORTH 4TH

Hardaway’s go-ahead shot was the last of six lead changes in the fourth quarter. After the Warriors took their biggest lead at 100-96, Doncic came back early in part because of Dinwiddie’s ejection and started a 7-0 run with a 3. Thompson later put Golden State back in front with his only 3.

TIP-INS

Warriors: Kuminga and Anthony Lamb had eight points apiece off the bench in the second quarter, combining to go 7 of 8 from the field. Lamb hit consecutive 3-pointers early in the quarter. Lamb scored 11. … Draymond Green had his third consecutive double-figure game with 12 points. He had just two in the previous 11.

Mavericks: Four-time All-Star G Kemba Walker signed, but the timeline for him to play is uncertain. The club hopes to get him on the court for practice Wednesday. The 32-year-old with a history of knee issues was unsigned the first six weeks of the season. … Josh Green scored seven of his 13 points in the fourth quarter.

UP NEXT

Warriors: Chicago visits Friday to start a three-game homestand. The Warriors have a 10-game winning streak in the series.

Mavericks: A two-game trip starts Thursday in Detroit before the first meeting with former Dallas guard Jalen Brunson and the New York Knicks in a Saturday matinee game.

POWELL SCORES 32 AS CLIPPERS RALLY PAST BLAZERS 118-112

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Norman Powell scored 22 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Anfernee Simons and the Portland Trail Blazers 118-112 on Tuesday night.

Reggie Jackson had 24 points and 12 assists, helping the Clippers to their second straight win. Ivica Zubac added 12 points and 13 rebounds.

Los Angeles trailed 95-82 after three quarters, but outscored Portland 36-17 in the final period. Powell, a reserve, was 7 for 9 from the field in the fourth.

“When you get traded from somewhere you want to play well against them, I thought he was a little too excited in the first half,” Clippers coach Ty Lue said of Powell. “We’re always going to stay with our guys and he had 24 points in the second half, really attacking the basket, getting to the paint, getting to the free-throw line. He’s been playing great for about the last 3-4 weeks.”

Portland wasted a terrific performance by Simons, who made nine 3-pointers and scored 37 points. Jerami Grant had 32 points. Justise Winslow collected 10 points and 13 rebounds, and Jusuf Nurkic finished with 13 points and 10 boards.

“They started going on their run and we just couldn’t get stops,” Simons said of the loss. “The momentum flipped and they played with a lot of energy.

Simons’ 3 lifted the Trail Blazers to a 91-73 lead with 3:13 left in the third. But they collapsed down the stretch.

A layup by Powell, who along with Robert Covington was traded by Portland to the Clippers, cut the Blazers’ lead to 98-93.

A technical free throw from Powell tied it at 98 with 7:30 to go.

Grant was called for his sixth foul on a drive with 3:52 left. On the next Clippers possession, Powell connected from the corner to tie it at 108.

Nicolas Batum’s 3-pointer and Marcus Morris’ jumper helped Los Angeles to a 113-110 lead with 1:59 left. Powell also had another big basket with 1:23 remaining.

Batum only had 3 points but guarded Simons much of the fourth quarter.

“He really changed the game for us,” Lue said of Batum.

JACKSON TAKES FALL, RETURNS

Jackson took a scary fall late in the second quarter. Jackson’s head hit the court and he was unable to get up until a timeout was called.

Jackson returned to the game to start the second half.

LILLARD IMPROVING, RETURN UNCLEAR

Blazers guard Damian Lillard has been out with a calf strain since Nov. 19. He has recently started working back on the court, but his return is unclear.

“I think he’s feeling better,” Blazers coach Chauncey Billups said. “He’s starting to get on the court a little bit.”

UP NEXT

Trail Blazers: Visit L.A. Lakers on Wednesday night.

Clippers: Visit Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.

TOWNS OUT MULTIPLE WEEKS FOR TIMBERWOLVES WITH CALF STRAIN

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns will miss multiple weeks with a strained right calf muscle that occurred in the team’s most recent game.

Towns was hurt midway through the third quarter Monday night in Minnesota’s 142-127 loss at Washington. He was helped off the court and unable to put weight on his leg.

The Timberwolves announced Tuesday that an MRI exam confirmed the injury that will sideline him indefinitely. The team said Towns would be “reassessed in several weeks.” Towns is averaging 20.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists in 21 games with 50.5% shooting from the field.

After playing in all 82 games in his first three seasons in the league, the 27-year-old Towns has missed significant time to injuries and illnesses since then.

Newcomer Rudy Gobert has taken over at center with the three-time All-Star Towns sliding to the power forward spot when they’re on the court together. Coach Chris Finch wasn’t ready to publicly assess his lineup options Monday after the game.

The Timberwolves host Memphis Wednesday night.

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OVECHKIN TOPS GRETZKY FOR MOST ROAD GOALS, CAPS BEAT CANUCKS

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Alex Ovechkin scored twice, passing Wayne Gretzky for the most road goals in NHL history, and the Washington Capitals beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-1 on Tuesday night.

Ovechkin has scored 403 of his 793 career goals away from home. Gretzky holds the overall record with 894.

Anthony Mantha added a goal and an assist for the Capitals (10-11-3). John Carlson and Martin Fehervary also scored, and Darcy Kuemper stopped 31 shots.

Nils Hoglander scored for the Canucks (9-11-3), who had won three in a row. Spencer Martin made 23 saves.

Ovechkin nearly netted a hat trick when Vancouver pulled Martin for an extra skater with just over six minutes left, but his rocket of a shot skimmed the outside of the post.

Instead it was Fehervary who sealed it, flipping the puck high into the Canucks zone and into the empty net at 15:57 of the third period.

Ovechkin topped Gretzky 11:52 into the first, firing a one-timer from the left circle past Martin to give the Capitals a 2-0 lead with his 13th goal of the season.

The star forward got his first of the night 5:35 in, taking the puck off the stick of Vancouver defenseman Quinn Hughes near the net and batting in a quick shot.

It was Ovechkin’s 135th game-opening goal, tying Jaromir Jagr for the most in NHL history.

Carlson scored the lone goal of the second, chipping in a loose puck from the low hash marks at 18:47 to give Washington a 4-1 cushion.

NOTES: Washington’s Lars Eller got his 200th career assist. … Canucks forward J.T. Miller had an assist, extending his point streak to nine games (four goals, seven assists). … The Capitals swept the two-game season series. … Vancouver assigned winger Vasily Podkolzin and defenseman Jack Rathbone to the Abbotsford Canucks on Monday, then recalled forward Phillip Di Giuseppe from the American Hockey League club on Tuesday.

UP NEXT

Washington: At Seattle on Thursday in the second of a five-game trip.

Vancouver: Host Florida on Thursday in the second of a four-game homestand.

BRUINS EXTEND NHL-RECORD SEASON-OPENING HOME WIN STREAK

BOSTON (AP) Taylor Hall scored twice and the Boston Bruins extended their NHL-record streak of home victories to open a season to 13 games with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.

Backup goalie Jeremy Swayman made 27 saves and Brad Marchand added an empty-netter for the Bruins, whose 3-2 overtime win over Carolina on Friday broke the record of 11 set by the 1963-64 Chicago Blackhawks and matched by the Florida Panthers last season.

“For us, it’s more about our process that allows us to have positive outcomes,” Bruins first-year coach Jim Montgomery said of the streak. “We’re together on how we think things should work and we believe in that process.”

Steven Stamkos had a power-play goal, raising his career point total to 999, and Andrei Vasilievskiy stopped 23 shots for Tampa Bay. The Lightning had won six of their last seven games.

“I think these are the (games) you circle,” Tampa Bay center Ross Colton said. “These are the ones you want to measure up against. For the most part, I think we played really well.”

Hall snapped off a shot from the slot for the eventual winner 2:49 into the third period after collecting a pass from Nick Foligno, who started to circle the net before quickly turning and centering the puck.

“I think we’re showing, that no matter who we’re playing, that its really about us and how we play,” Hall said. “We’re going to get team’s bests, they’re going to come hard. I think we have the confidence that if we play our game, we’re probably going to win.”

Swayman came across the crease, flashing his right pad to make a splendid stop on Corey Perry with just under seven minutes left in the game.

“That’s the best he’s looked this year to me,” Montgomery said of his netminder. “Very calm in the crease.”

Tampa Bay had tied it on Stamkos’ score with 1:40 left in the second period.

Swayman stopped about four or five excellent chances in the period before Stamkos scored on a one-timer off a pass from Nikita Kucherov from near the left circle.

“Even though we’ve had success in the win column, it doesn’t mean guys haven’t gone up and down in different mental states and stuff,” Swayman said. “They’re doing what it takes to perform on the ice, and that’s special.”

In an opening period with few quality scoring opportunities, Hall made it 1-0 just 67 seconds into the game. Positioned in the slot, Hall tipped in Brandon Carlo’s shot from the point, with the puck dropping from about waist high and going between Vasilievskiy’s pads.

Vasilievskiy robbed Jake DeBrusk’s short-handed bid midway into the period with a blocker stop when the winger broke free for a wrister between the circles.

DOWN BUT NOT OUT

Bruins standout defenseman Charlie McAvoy was down for a while after the puck deflected under his visor and hit him on the bridge of his nose. He got up slowly, headed down the runway toward the locker room, but quickly came back and didn’t a shift.

NOTES: Stamkos, who had two goals, including the game-winner in a 6-5 OT victory at Buffalo on Monday night, notched his 26th career goal against the Bruins. . Boston defenseman Derek Forbort returned to the lineup after missing the previous 11 games with a broken finger, and forward Trent Frederic was back after being sidelined the last two games with an undisclosed injury.

UP NEXT

Lightning: At the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday.

Bruins: Host the Colorado Avalanche Saturday night.

****TOP INDIANA SPORTS RELEASES****

TIMEOUT: COLTS’ SATURDAY ADMITS MISTAKE IN LOSS TO STEELERS

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis Colts interim coach Jeff Saturday spent Monday night defending the team’s late-game clock management.

Less than 24 hours later, Saturday acknowledged he made the wrong call.

After watching game tape, rethinking the situation and reflecting on what could been done differently, Saturday essentially owned up to making a rookie coaching mistake.

“I wish I had that third down back. In all honesty, I wish I would’ve used a timeout. Just looking at it on film – I looked at it last night again, looked at it this morning again,” he said Tuesday. “From a time perspective I felt good. But you could tell we were in disarray. Looking back, it’s a learning experience.”

Perhaps that’s to be expected from someone with no prior coaching experience at the pro or college level and who wasn’t even with the team until November.

But Saturday isn’t the only one experiencing growing pains this season in Indy (4-7-1).

First-time play-caller Parks Frazier thought he could catch Pittsburgh off-guard with a quick running play on third-and-3 in the final minute.

Instead, a miscommunication had the Colts scrambling to line up properly – costing them 29 precious seconds and eventually the game.

It’s been a mess all season, filled with a mishmash of lineups and just general mistakes.

The Colts spent most of the first half this season trying to patch a leaky offensive line before finally settling on rookie Bernhard Raimann at left tackle and second-year lineman Will Fries at right guard.

Both have struggled with penalties and missed assignments though Saturday appears content to live with their miscues, at least for now.

Second-year quarterback Sam Ehlinger lost his first two NFL starts despite having only one turnover.

Still, he was sacked 11 times before Matt Ryan reclaimed the starting job. Ryan produced solid showings in Saturday’s first two games as coach before committing two more turnovers in Monday’s 24-17 loss.

Defensively, the Colts have been unable to protect fourth-quarter leads in their past three home games and offensively, Indy has been unable to take advantage of its final possessions all three times.

The predictable result: since winning Saturday’s debut, Indy has lost two straight and five of six overall and has all but sealed its postseason fate with plenty of blame to go around.

“I thought we could get it off quicker than we did, that’s on me understanding what personnel is in the game, what formations we were in and the guys getting back to their natural positions of where they are going to line up,” Saturday said. “I thought we had the advantage but unfortunately, should’ve hit the timeout, given us our best play, best opportunity.”

WHAT’S WORKING

Tight ends. When Ryan was completing passes Monday night, it was largely because Jelani Woods and Mo Alie-Cox were on the receiving end. Ryan was 22 of 34 with 199 yards and Woods and Cox combined for 10 receptions and 112 yards.

WHAT NEEDS HELP

Run defense. For the second straight week, runners found open lanes to the end zone. Benny Snell Jr. and Najee Harris each exploited those holes and Steelers QB Kenny Pickett found yards on scrambles, too. Indy allowed 172 yards rushing on 36 carries.

STOCK UP

Dallis Flowers. The rookie kick returner opened the second half with an 89-yard return that gave Indy the spark it needed. Four plays later, the Colts scored their first touchdown, and they moved inside the Steelers 5-yard line on each of their next two possessions.

STOCK DOWN

Alec Pierce. Indy’s second-round pick appears to have hit the rookie wall. Ryan only threw two balls to him Monday and he finished no catches. In four November games, he had four catches for 51 yards and no touchdowns.

INJURIES

Pro Bowl CB Kenny Moore II left in the fourth quarter with a shin injury and did not return. Saturday did not have an update after the game or Tuesday. It’s unlikely anything will be decided until later this week. DE Kwity Paye (ankle) did not play and it’s unclear when he might return.

KEY NUMBERS

Zero – The Colts got off to another slow start against Pittsburgh with a forgettable first quarter.

Ryan was nearly intercepted on his first pass and was picked off on his second. Indy finished the quarter with zero total yards.

NEXT STEPS

It’s hard to know where they go from here. The Colts now have a short week before visiting Dallas and Minnesota with a bye in between games. They’re not home again until the Monday night game after Christmas and any momentum they had from Saturday’s hiring has faded.

COLTS RELEASE UNOFFICIAL DEPTH CHART FOR WEEK 13 GAME VS. DALLAS COWBOYS

OFFENSE

» WR: Alec Pierce, Ashton Dulin

» LT: Bernhard Raimann, Dennis Kelly

» LG: Quenton Nelson

» C: Ryan Kelly, Wesley French

» RG: Will Fries, Matt Pryor, Danny Pinter

» RT: Braden Smith

» TE: Mo Alie-Cox

» TE: Kylen Granson, Jelani Woods

» WR: Parris Campbell, Keke Coutee

» WR: Michael Pittman Jr., Mike Strachan

» QB: Matt Ryan, Sam Ehlinger, Nick Foles

» RB: Jonathan Taylor, Deon Jackson, Zack Moss

  • Tight end Jelani Woods became the fifth tight end in 2022 to have at least eight catches and 98 yards in a game, joining the Chiefs’ Travis Kelce, the Ravens’ Mark Andrews, the Lions’ (now Vikings’) T.J. Hockenson and the Eagles’ Dallas Goedert. Woods’ 98 yards were the most by a Colts tight end since Dallas Clark had 100 in Week 11 of the 2003 season.
  • Wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. had seven catches for 61 yards, his eighth game with at least six catches and 50 yards this season. He also added his second touchdown of the season.
  • Quarterback Matt Ryan completed 22 passes, bringing his career total to 5,511. He’s only the fifth player in NFL history to have over 5,500 completions in a career.

DEFENSE

» DE: Kwity Paye, Dayo Odeyingbo, Khalid Kareem

» DT: DeForest Buckner, Byron Cowart, Chris Williams

» NT: Grover Stewart, Eric Johnson II

» DE: Yannick Ngakoue, Ifeadi Odenigbo, Ben Banogu

» WLB: Bobby Okereke, Grant Stuard

» MLB: Zaire Franklin

» SAM: EJ Speed, JoJo Domann

» CB: Isaiah Rodgers Sr., Brandon Facyson

» FS: Julian Blackmon, Rodney Thomas II

» SS: Rodney McLeod Jr., Nick Cross

» N: Kenny Moore II, Tony Brown

» CB: Stephon Gilmore, Dallis Flowers

  • Defensive end Yannick Ngakoue recorded two sacks, bringing his season total to 8 1/2 – which put him in some elite company in NFL history. Ngakoue has had at least a half-sack in six consecutive games.
  • Linebacker Zaire Franklin recorded 11 tackles, bringing his season total to 120, second-most in the NFL behind the Seahawks’ Jordyn Brooks.
  • Cornerback Tony Brown recorded his first career sack after tagging in for cornerback Kenny Moore II, who left Monday’s game in the second half with a shin injury.

SPECIALISTS

» P: Matt Haack

» PK: Chase McLaughlin

» H: Matt Haack

» LS: Luke Rhodes

» KR: Isaiah Rodgers Sr., Dallis Flowers

» PR: Keke Coutee, Dallis Flowers

  • Cornerback Dallis Flowers’ 89-yard kickoff return was the fourth-longest of the 2022 NFL season and the longest by a Colts player since Isaiah Rodgers Sr. had a 102-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns in 2020.
  • Flowers and Rodgers each had over 100 yards of kickoff returns on Monday, becoming the first pair of teammates with over 100 yards of kickoff returns in a single game since the Broncos’ Eric Decker and Cassius Vaughn in Week 17 of the 2010 season.
  • Special teams snap leaders: E.J. Speed (21), Tony Brown (16), Ben Banogu (15), Nick Cross (15), Ashton Dulin (15), Grant Stuard (15).

GAME PREVIEW: PACERS AT KINGS

Coming off their most thrilling finish of the season – a game-winning, buzzer-beating 3-pointer by rookie Andrew Nembhard against the Los Angeles Lakers  –  the Indiana Pacers look to continue their forward momentum in game three of its seven-game road trip on Wednesday in Sacramento.

The Pacers (12-8) and Sacramento Kings (10-9), two teams that made headlines last February with a six-player trade, will square off tomorrow night at Golden 1 Center.

On Feb. 9, 2022, the Pacers traded two-time NBA All-Star Domantas Sabonis, Justin Holiday, Jeremy Lamb and a 2023 second-round pick in exchange for the Kings’ Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield and Tristan Thompson.

In the first full season since the deal, both teams have played well.

This season, Haliburton has been among the top point guards in the NBA. He leads the Pacers in scoring by averaging 19.9 points per game and also leads the NBA in assists at 11.3 per game as well as double-doubles (14), including six straight.

Hield has also played a key role in the Pacers’ success this season, averaging 17.2  points, to go along with 4.7  rebounds and 2.7 assists. He is currently tied for third-most 3-point makes this season in the NBA with 71.

For the Kings, Sabonis, who played five seasons in Indiana, is averaging 16.9 points, 11.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists

Both the Pacers and Kings have won seven of their last 10 games.

This season, the Kings have a new head coach in Mike Brown, the 2009 NBA Coach of the Year.

The Pacers are coming off a 116-115 victory at the Lakers on Monday while the Kings lost to the Phoenix Suns 122-117 that same night.

In the fourth quarter against the Lakers, the Pacers trailed by as many as 17 points before making the comeback. On the final play of the game, during a chaotic sequence, Haliburton rifled a pass to Nembhard who hit a 3-pointer on the left wing as time expired.

Six players scored in double figures for the Pacers against the Lakers, led by 24 points, seven rebounds and 14 assists by Haliburton and 23 points and eight rebounds by rookie Bennedict Mathurin. Pacers center Myles Turner achieved his seventh double-double of the season with 15 points and 13 rebounds.

In Sacramento’s loss to Phoenix, the Kings and Suns tied 16 times and had eight lead changes in the first half before the Suns opened the second half on a 14-2 run to build a buffer.

Devin Booker scored 44 points in the Suns win while Malik Monk came off the bench and scored 30 for the Kings.

On the season stat sheet, the Pacers and Kings rank similarly in multiple categories.

The Kings are second in points per game, averaging 121.3, and fourth in assists at 27.9. Comparatively, the Pacers are seventh in points per game with 115.7 and third in assists with 28.1 per game.

Both teams rank among the top in scoring fast break points, with the Pacers putting up 19 per game (second) and Kings averaging 15.6 per game (fifth).

The Pacers and Kings are also among the best in bench scoring, with the Pacers scoring 43.0 (first) and the Kings scoring 41.9 points (third) per game.

For the Pacers, after Haliburton, Mathruin (19.1 points per game), Turner (18.0), Hield (17.2) and Jalen Smith (10.9) are all averaging double-figure point totals. Turner also leads the league in blocks per game at 2.8.

When the Pacers have six or more players scoring in double digits in a game, the team is 9-0.

For the Kings, speedy point guard De’Aaron Fox leads his team in scoring at 24.4  per game. Newly-acquired guards Kevin Huerter (15.9) and Monk (13.4) and rookie Keegan Murray (10.4) have fit right in on the Kings’ offense while veteran forward Harrison Barnes (13.1) has also averaged double figures in scoring.

Projected Starters

Pacers: G – Tyrese Haliburton, G – Buddy Hield, F – Aaron Nesmith, F – Jalen Smith, C – Myles Turner

Kings: G – De’Aaron Fox, G – Kevin Huerter, F – Harrison Barnes, F – Keegan Murray, C – Domantas Sabonis

Injury Report

Pacers: Chris Duarte – out (left ankle sprain), Daniel Theis – out (right knee surgery)

Kings: Trey Lyles – out (non-COVID illness), Chima Moneke – out (right thigh soreness)

Last Meeting

March 23, 2022: A last-second tip-in by Damian Jones lifted the Sacramento Kings over the Indiana Pacers 110-109 at Gainbridge FIeldhouse.

The Pacers trailed 66-61 at halftime before outscoring the Kings 28-19 in the third quarter to go up 89-85 going into the final frame.

In the fourth quarter, the Pacers led 109-106 before Davion Mitchell hit a 15-foot jumper to make it a one-point game with 18.7 seconds left. Following a missed 3-pointer by the Kings’ Trey Lyles as the clock expired, Jones got the game-winner.

In Haliburton and Hield’s first game against their former team, Hield led the Pacers with 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting while Haliburton collected 13 points and 15 assists.

Mitchell scored 25 points to lead Sacramento and Chimezie Metu scored a career-high 22 for the Kings.

Noteworthy

  • Haliburton has not committed a turnover over his last three games while collecting  40 assists over that span. He is the only player since the ABA/NBA merger to have 10 or more assists and zero turnovers in three consecutive games.
  • Haliburton recorded his sixth straight game with 10 or more assists on Monday, tying Don Buse for the longest streak with double-digit assists in franchise history.
  • Mathurin has scored at least 20 points in four of the last five games and has 10 double-digit point totals in his first 20 career games.
  • Brown was associate head coach under Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle from 2003-2005,  helping the team to back-to-back playoff runs including an Eastern Conference Finals appearance in 2004.
  • Sabonis has played two games against the Pacers in his career, both with the Oklahoma City Thunder during his rookie season (2016-2017). Last year, after being traded from the Pacers to the Kings, he did not travel for the game in Indianapolis due to a knee injury.
  • This is the third game on the Pacers’ seven-game road trip, the longest span of away games for the franchise since 1986.

Broadcast Information (TV and Radio Listings >>)

TV: Bally Sports Indiana – Chris Denari (play-by-play), Quinn Buckner (analyst), Jeremiah Johnson (sideline reporter/host)

Radio: 93.5/107.5 The Fan – Mark Boyle (play-by-play), Pat Boylan (studio host)

Tickets

After a seven-game road trip, the Pacers will return to Indiana to host Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:00 PM ET. Find Tickets >>

INDIANA BASKETBALL GAME NOTES – GAME 7 VS. NO. 18/15 NORTH CAROLINA

Opening Tip

• Indiana University continues its 123rd season of competition in men’s basketball with the 24th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge as hosts of No. 18/15 North Carolina. The game is scheduled for a 9:15 p.m. ET on Nov. 30 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN.

• The Tar Heels, led by second-year head coach Hubert Davis, enter the game with a 5-2 record. UNC went 1-2 in the Phil Knight Invitational during Feast Week.

Game Information

Nov. 30, 2022 • 9:15 PM ET • Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall (17,222) • Bloomington, Ind.

TV: ESPN (Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas and Brooke Weisbrod)

Radio: IU Radio Network (Don Fischer, Errek Suhr, John Herrick)

Series History: Indiana leads, 9-6

Last Meeting: IU 76, UNC 67 on Nov. 30, 2016 in Bloomington

Series History

• Indiana and North Carolina have squared off 15 times on the hardwood. The Hoosiers have earned nine victories in the series of blue-blood programs, including a mark of 4-2 at home.

• Three of the 15 matchups have come in the NCAA Tournament with Indiana claiming two victories, including a 63-50 triumph in the 1981 NCAA Championship game.

• IU and UNC have combined to win 11 national championships and are among the five schools to claim at least five title trophies.

Big Ten/ACC Challenge

• The Hoosiers are 8-13 all time in the Big Tenn/ACC Challenge with a home record of 5-4. Indiana has dropped four of the last five games in the event.

• Wednesday’s matchup will mark the fifth between Indiana and North Carolina in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. IU holds an advantage of 3-1 in the previous four meetings.

Nov. 28, 2001 North Carolina 66 at Indiana 79

Dec. 1, 2004    No. 10 North Carolina 70 at Indiana 63

No. 27, 2012   No. 13 North Carolina 59 at No. 1 Indiana 83

Nov. 30, 2016 No. 3 North Carolina 67 at No. 13 Indiana 76

Last Time Out

• Sophomore guard Tamar Bates set career highs in points (22), made field goals (8), made 3-point attempts (4), and assists (4) in Indiana’s 90-51 victory over Jackson State on Nov. 25.

• Fifth-year senior guard Xavier Johnson chipped in 16 points, four assists, and two steals in the win, while senior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis tallied 11 points in just 19 minutes.

Scoop, There it is

• Sophomore guard Tamar Bates, nicknamed “Scoop”, is the first Hoosier off the bench and leads all second-unit players in minutes (21.6 per game). He averages 8.5 points, 2.0 assists, and 0.5 steals a night.

• Bates recorded career bests in points (22), made field goals (8), made 3-point field goals (4), and assists (4) in the win over Jackson State on Nov. 25.

• Bates became a father to his daughter, Leilani, on March 20, 2022, two days after his freshman season concluded.

Defense Wins Championships

• The Hoosier defense is holding opponents to 59.3 points per content on 36.8% shooting from the floor and 29.4% shooting from the 3-point line.

• Indiana currently shoots better from the 3-point line (38.3%) than the opposition shoots from the floor. IU has held four opponents under 60 points this season.

• Indiana limited Morehead State to 53 points, the fewest allowed by an opponent in an Indiana season opener since Nov. 13, 2015, when Indiana beat Eastern Illinois, 88-49.

Twenty Piece (CAREER)

Trayce Jackson-Davis: 34; last at Xavier, 11/18/22

Xavier Johnson: 14; last at Xavier, 11/18/22

Miller Kopp: 9; last as Syracuse, 11/30/21

Race Thompson: 2; vs. Little Rock, 11/23/22

Tamar Bates: 1; vs. Jackson State, 11/25/22

Former NBA Players Coaching at Alma Mater

Patrick Ewing | Georgetown

Speedy Claxton | Hofstra

Mike Woodson | Indiana

Kenny Payne | Louisville

Penny Hardaway | Memphis

Juwan Howard | Michigan

Hubert Davis | North Carolina

Aaron McKie | Temple

Other Notables

• Junior forward Jordan Geronimo blocked a combined 10 shots against Miami (Ohio) on Nov. 20 and Little Rock on Nov. 23. The tally marked the most by a Hoosier off the bench since 1996-97.

• Sixth-year senior forward Race Thompson posted his second-career 20-point game in the win over Little Rock on Nov. 23.

• Sophomore guard Tamar Bates had a career-high 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field and 4-of-6 from the 3-point line in the win over Jackson State on Nov. 25. Bates also matched a career best with four assists.

• Sophomore Logan Duncomb scored a career-high six points and had two blocks against Jackson State on Nov. 25.

• Indiana has scored at least 80 points in all six games to open the season, the longest such streak since 1969-70 (seven games).

• Reneau has scored in double figures in four games this season.

• The Hoosier bench has outscored opponents 218-73.

• Head coach Mike Woodson holds a record of 14-1 in non-conference games at the helm of the Hoosiers.

• Entering the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, the Big Ten Conference holds a record of 72-15. Of the 14 teams, 11 have lost one or fewer games to open the 2022-23 campaign.

INDIANA WRESTLING HEADS EAST FOR GARDEN STATE GRAPPLE

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. ––––– After some time off, the Hoosiers will be back in action for two duals on Sunday, Dec. 4 in the second annual Garden State Grapple.

Indiana will take on Drexel and Binghamton back-to-back.

GARDEN STATE GRAPPLE:

-The Grapple is being held at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

-The prestigious event features a challenge of Big Ten Conference teams against EIWA teams where each participating squad gets to compete in two duals.

-This is Indiana’s first time competing in the showcase. The Hoosiers will face Drexel at 2 p.m. and Binghamton at 4 p.m. that Sunday.

-Participating teams include Indiana, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Rutgers, Drexel, Binghamton, Penn and Princeton.

DREXEL AND BINGHAMTON:

-The Hoosiers’ slate for Sunday marks two teams that Indiana has not faced much in their history and have not seen in some time.

-Indiana has only wrestled against Drexel one other time, with the Hoosiers winning that dual, 29-9, in Bloomington on Dec. 7, 2013.

-The Dragons have yet to compete in a dual thus far this season but finished in sixth place at the Tiger Style Invitational and seventh place at the Keystone Classic most recently.

-Drexel is building off of a 6-8 season a year ago where they had two NCAA qualifiers.

-Those same two qualifiers, Michael O’Malley and Evan Barczak, are leading the way for Drexel this season.

-Barczak is ranked No. 24 at 165 and is off to an 8-2 start this season. O’Malley is the No. 8 ranked grappler at 174 with a 1-0 start.

-O’Malley was an EIWA champion a season ago and earned the No. 8 seed in the NCAA Championships 174 bracket.

-All-time vs. Binghamton, Indiana is 1-1 vs. the Bearcats, losing the most recent matchup, 6-29, in 2017, but winning in 2000, 41-3.

-Binghamton is currently 1-3, as winners of their most recent dual over Buffalo, 22-9.

-Prior to that, they narrowly lost to ranked squads No. 18 North Dakota State, 18-13, and No. 11 Minnesota, 19-15.

-Last year, the Bearcats were 7-11 and had four NCAA qualifiers. Two of those qualifiers lead the team this year, Jacob Nolan and Louie Deprez.

-The duo provides their lineup some punch at the heavier weights with Nolan being ranked No. 25 at 184 and Deprez slotted at No. 7 at 197. The duo has a combined 7-1 on the year.

BLACK KNIGHT INVITE SUCCESS:

-Indiana’s last time out on the mat saw great success with the team finishing in a tie for second at the Black Knight Invite, hosted by Army.

-The Hoosiers’ 95 points tied with the hosts and were only behind Penn State who closed out with 110 points for the team title.

-Indiana’s D.J. Washington won the 174 title by way of a 4-0 day.

BIG WIN OVER PRINCETON:

-In the team’s home opener, the Hoosiers showed up big time against No. 23 Princeton.

-A 22-13 victory marked the program’s first ranked win since defeating No. 24 Northwestern, 18-16 in January 2021.

-Indiana’s Jacob Kaminski (285) sealed the win with a 3-1 decision victory over Travis Stefanik.

#5 PURDUE HEADS TO TALLAHASSEE FOR THE ACC / BIG TEN CHALLENGE

GAMEDAY INFO — ACC / BIG TEN CHALLENGE

[5] Purdue (6-0) at Florida State (1-7)

Tallahassee, Florida | Donald L. Tucker Civic Center (12,500)

TELEVISION: ESPN2 | RADIO: Purdue Sports Network

TV ANNOUNCERS: Jon Sciambi, Cory Alexander

THE NOTES TO KNOW

• Purdue improved to 6-0 with a 75-56 win over No. 8 Duke in the Phil Knight Legacy Championship game in Portland. Purdue is now 6-0 for the second straight season after last year’s team started 8-0 and rose to No. 1 in the national rankings. Purdue is 6-0 (or better) for the second straight year for the first time since the 1992-93 (9-0 start; Matt Painter’s senior year) and 1993-94 (14-0 start) seasons.

• With the win over Duke, Purdue became the second team ever and the first since 1968 UCLA to win back-to-back neutral-site games by 18 or more points against top-10 ranked teams. UCLA’s occurrence happened in the NCAA Tournament played in Los Angeles. It also marked the first time in school history that Purdue has defeated top 10-ranked non-conference opponents in back-to-back games.

• Purdue has won two straight MTE tournaments, with four of the five wins coming against teams ranked in the top 18. Last season, Purdue defeated No. 18 North Carolina and No. 5 Villanova in the Hall of Fame Tipoff and defeated West Virginia, No. 6 Gonzaga and No. 8 Duke in this year’s Phil Knight Legacy.

• Purdue can claim America’s best resume, owning a nation’s-best four top-100 KenPom wins and three top-50 wins. All four of Purdue’s top-100 wins have come against teams ranked in the top 60 (Marquette – 58; West Virginia – 28; Gonzaga – 9; Duke – 20), all in the last four games.

• Appearing at No. 5 in the AP Top 25, Purdue has been ranked in the top 5 in consecutive years for the first time since 1986-87 and 1987-88. The Boilermakers have spent 13 of the past 23 AP polls ranked in the top 5. Only Gonzaga (22) has spent more time in the top 5 than Purdue.

• Purdue has won 13 straight games in the month of November, dating to an 81-70 loss on Nov. 26, 2020, vs. Clemson in the title game of the Space Coast Challenge. The 13-game November win streak is the second-longest in the country (Arizona – 23).

• Purdue has won a nation’s-best 19 straight regular-season, non-conference games, dating to a Dec. 8, 2020, setback to Miami (Fla.), 58-54.

• Purdue improved to 150-12 under Painter when scoring at least 80 points, including 64-2 since the start of the 2017-18 season. Purdue has won 42 straight games when scoring at least 80 points.

• No team has shot better than 42 percent from the field against Purdue in its six games this year. West Virginia is the best so far at 41.3 %.

• Purdue has made 99 free throws this season, while opponents have shot just 65.

• Zach Edey was named the Phil Knight Legacy MVP after averaging 22.7 points and 10.3 rebounds per game in Portland. He recorded his fifth straight 20-point game with 21 points and 12 rebounds. He is the first Boilermaker with five straight 20-point games since Carsen Edwards in 2018-19 (6 games), and his 72 rebounds through six games equal the most for a Purdue player since Joe Barry Carroll had 85 in 1977-78.

• Through Monday, Zach Edey ranks No. 1 in the KenPom POY ratings by a significant margin and has been the game MVP in all six Purdue games so far this year. Purdue has had a top-10 KenPom player in 5 of the last 7 seasons. Edey ranks 9th in the country in scoring, 4th in rebounding and 21st in blocked shots per game.

• Since the start of last season against 11 ranked teams, Edey is averaging 17.4 points and 8.0 rebounds per game (74-of-123 FGs; 60.2 %).

• Ethan Morton was named to the Phil Knight Legacy all-tournament team after averaging 4.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game. Morton currently has a 4.43 (31 / 7) assist-to-turnover ratio and had 19 assists against one turnover in Portland.

• Fletcher Loyer was named the Big Ten’s Freshman of the Week after averaging 16.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in wins over Gonzaga and Duke. Loyer is ninth in the country among freshmen in 3-pointers per game (2.50).

• Purdue has won back-to-back Big Ten Freshman of the Week awards after Braden Smith won it on Nov. 21 (20 pts., 3 asts. vs Marquette).

• Matt Painter needs 10 overall victories to become the fifth coach in Big Ten history with 400 victories while at a conference school (Bob Knight, Tom Izzo, Gene Keady, Lou Henson).

PURDUE FACES SYRACUSE IN ACC/BIG TEN CHALLENGE

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue women’s basketball team will return to Mackey Arena on Wednesday night for the final ACC/Big Ten Challenge against Syracuse. Tip is slated for 6 p.m. on the Big Ten Network with Jason Ross Jr. and Brenda VanLengen on the call.

Tim Newton and Jane Schott will be on the Purdue Radio Network on 95.3 BOB FM.

GAME INFORMATION

Purdue (6-1) vs. Syracuse (5-1)

Wednesday, Nov. 30

Time: 6 PM

TV: BTN

Radio: 95.3 BOB FM

Live Stats: Purduestats.com

LAST TIME OUT

Purdue went 2-1 in the Cancun Challenge over Thanksgiving weekend. Jeanae Terry and Lasha Petree garnered all-tournament honors. Petree topped 20 points in a pair of games to finish with 19.3 over the three outings at a 47.9% shooting clip. Terry went for 8.0 points, 10.7 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game, totaling 22 of Purdue’s 55 helpers on the weekend.

Following a 22-point win over Harvard, the Boilermakers suffered their first setback of the season with a one-point loss to Florida State. Purdue rallied from a nine-point deficit in the second half to beat Oklahoma State 71-65, closing on an 11-2 run.

NOTES

• Wednesday will be the first ever meeting between Purdue and Syracuse.

• Purdue is 4-11 all-time in ACC/Big Ten Challenge games, following Jeanae Terry’s game winner against Georgia Tech last season.

• Jeanae Terry leads the nation in assists with 58, ranks second with 8.3 assists per game and 10th in assist-to-turnover at 3.6

• Lasha Petree has scored in double figures in every game this season and sits fourth in the Big Ten with 18.3 points per game.

• Abbey Ellis is averaging 12 points off the bench this season, which ranks 10th among players with no starts on the year.

• Cassidy Hardin leads the team with 15 3-pointers. She moved up to 10th in Purdue history with 169 career triples.

• Caitlyn Harper is 1-of-6 players in the Big Ten averaging over 11 points per game with a shooting clip above 58% (11.7 ppg, 59.3%).

• The Boilermakers are shooting 50.1% from the field this season to rank seventh nationally. Purdue has shot 50% or better in four games this season, including a season-best 60.7% mark against Harvard.

• Purdue is averaging 18.3 helpers per game to rank 17th nationally, as well as 20th with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.35.

7 PURDUE DEFENDERS NAMED ALL-B1G HONORABLE MENTION

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Seven Boilermakers on the defensive side of the ball were named All-Big Ten Honorable Mention, as the league office announced the first half of all-conference awards Tuesday afternoon.

Cam Allen, Branson Deen, Jalen Graham, Kydran Jenkins, Lawrence Johnson, Jack Sullivan and Cory Trice earned All-Big Ten Honorable Mention accolades, while Charlie Jones received honorable recognition as a return specialist. The league will release all-conference honors for offensive players on Wednesday (Nov. 30).

As a team, the Purdue defense ranks 19th nationally in third down percentage defense (.315) and interceptions (13). The Boilermakers have returned three picks for touchdowns to crack the Top 10 nationwide.

Allen hauled in a team-high three interceptions, ranking sixth in the conference and returning one for a touchdown. Against Indiana State, the senior defensive back scampered 65 yards to the end zone for his first career pick-six.  Allen has made 41 tackles on the season, third on the team, and six pass breakups. With 10 interceptions over his career, he ranks ninth in Purdue history.

Another senior, Deen earns all-conference honorable mention for the second straight season. The Indianapolis native has played in 10 games, starting in nine of them, before missing the last two due to injury. Deen has tallied 23 tackles, including 3.5 tackles-for-loss and 2.5 sacks, to go along with a forced fumble.

Despite playing in just eight games this season, Graham ranks second on the team in total tackles (48); his 6.0 tackles per game pace Purdue. After missing four games due to injury, he returned to record a team-high nine tackles to go along with one tackle-for-loss and one pass breakup to help the Boilermakers beat Maryland.  The senior followed up his return performance with six tackles, including two tackles-for-loss, one sack and a forced fumble in the win over Nebraska, while adding an interception against Northwestern.

Jenkins leads the Boilermakers with 8.0 tackles-for-loss and seven QB hurries. The junior has made 4.0 sacks as well to go along with one forced fumble. In last week’s win at Indiana, Jenkins blocked a field goal for the first time in his career to help Purdue secure the B1G West and the Old Oaken Bucket.

Johnson has contributed 27 tackles on the season, while starting on the interior of the defensive line for all 12 games. The Purdue graduate has made 2.5 TFLs and 1.5 sacks with a forced fumble of his own. At No. 21 Illinois, his pass deflection led to an interception late in the fourth quarter to provide a crucial turnover in the B1G road win.

Sullivan leads the Boilermakers with 5.5 sacks this season, ranking eighth in the conference. Stepping up in conference games, 4.5 sacks have come in against league opponents, the sixth-most in the B1G. Sullivan had a crucial strip sack in the win over Northwestern, forcing a turnover late in the fourth quarter to preserve the victory. His 33 tackles pace the Purdue defensive line.

Trice has been the Boilermakers’ lockdown corner all season long, leading the team in pass breakups (9) with a pair of interceptions. The senior picked off a pass at Maryland, but his biggest play of the season may have come against Indiana. With Purdue inching closer to victory, Trice’s fourth-quarter pick-six put the game on ice to wrap up the rivalry win and divisional crown.

With the defense helping the team capture an outright Big Ten West title for the first time in school history, Purdue heads to Indianapolis to face No. 2 Michigan in the Big Ten Championship Game. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET on FOX.

BIG EAST-BIG 12 BATTLE PAIRS @BUTLERMBB AND UNDEFEATED KANSAS STATE WEDNESDAY AT HINKLE

Butler hosts Kansas State Wednesday at Hinkle Fieldhouse as part of the BIG EAST-Big 12 Battle. The Bulldogs just returned from the 2022 Battle 4 Atlantis, which featured three games in three days. Kansas State is Butler’s most high-profile opponent to visit Indianapolis so far this season. K-State just won the 2022 Cayman Island Classic Championship and is 6-0 on the season.
 
Butler (4-3) vs. rv/rv Kansas State (6-0)
Wednesday, Nov. 30;  6:30PM
BIG EAST-BIG 12 Battle
Hinkle Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Ind.
 
PDF Notes Available at https://bit.ly/3NGADRf
 
TV: FS1 & FOX Sports App – Alex Faust & Casey Jacobsen
Radio: 1430AM – @MarkMinner & Nick Gardner (@n_gardner)
Varsity Network Radio App
SiriusXM 386, SXM App 976
 
SERIES: Butler Leads, 1-0
Streak: Butler, W1
At Hinkle: 0-0
First Meeting: Butler, 63-56; 3/27/10 (2010 NCAA Elite Eight)
 
• The Bulldogs and Kansas State have met once previously, a 63-56 Butler win in the Elite Eight of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. The win in Salt Lake City earned Butler its first Final Four berth.
• The two teams were scheduled to meet as part of the BIG EAST-Big 12 Battle in 2020, but that match-up was canceled due to COVID issues within the Butler program at that point in the season.
• Butler is 1-1 in BIG EAST-Big 12 Battle contests, winning in overtime, 66-62, at Oklahoma in 2021 and suffering a 53-52 loss at Baylor in 2019. Kansas State’s Jerome Tang was an assistant at Baylor for that 2019 game.
 
• Butler is 67-2 over its last 69 non-conference home games.
• Over the last four games, Jayden Taylor is averaging 18.5 points per game. He has scored at least 18 points in each of those four games and has led the Bulldogs in scoring in three of the games.
• Taylor is the only Bulldog to score in double figures in all seven of the team’s games.
• In the team’s most recent home game, Butler posted a 47-point win over The Citadel Nov. 19, which is the largest margin of victory by the Bulldogs since defeating Western Illinois, 107-46, at Hinkle Fieldhouse Dec. 21, 2017.
• Butler shot 70.4 percent from the field in the 95-67 win over Saint Francis (Pa.) Nov. 17; it was the second-best field goal percentage in program history, trailing only the 71.9 clip from the Nov. 15, 2014 win over Maine.
• The Nov. 19 win over The Citadel included 17 three-pointers, which was just shy of the program-record of 20 and the most since hitting 17 vs. Northern Illinois Dec. 8, 2018.
• Chuck Harris scored a team-high 20 points in the final game of the Battle 4 Atlantis against North Carolina State. It was the second 20-point game of the season for Harris and the 12th of his career.
• The Bulldogs were without DJ Hughes Friday night against North Carolina State after he suffered a concussion in Thursday’s win over BYU. Butler has been without Ali AliJohn-Michael MulloyJalen Thomas, and Myles Wilmoth due to injury for the entirety of the regular season thus far.
• Manny Bates is seventh nationally in blocks per game at 2.9 per game; his 64.4 field goal percentage is 25th in the NCAA.
• As a team, Butler is 19th nationally in blocks at 5.6 per game.
• Bates opened his Butler career with back-to-back double-doubles; his 25 points in the season-opener against New Orleans were a career-high.
• Bates is the first Bulldog to score at least 20 points in his Butler debut since Rotnei Clarke (21 vs. Elon in 2012).
• Harris and Taylor have combined to go 38-for-42 from the free throw line so far this season (90 percent).
• The Bulldogs committed only five turnovers in the Nov. 14 Gavitt Games loss at Penn State.
• The Bulldogs forced New Orleans into 30 turnovers in the season opener.
• Thad Matta returns to his alma mater as the head coach at Butler; he also led the Bulldogs as head coach during the 2000-01 season.
• Matta is a combined 70-26 in the first season at each of his previous head coaching stops (Butler in 2000-01, Xavier in 2001-02 and Ohio State in 2004-05), winning at least 20 games in each of those seasons.
• Butler went on a foreign tour to Italy and Greece August 2-12, winning four games abroad.
• BIG EAST coaches have voted Butler eighth in the conference’s preseason poll, while Butler junior Chuck Harris was named Preseason All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention for the second consecutive season.
• Harris led Butler in scoring as both a freshman (2020-21) and a sophomore (2021-22). He looks to become the first Bulldog to lead the team in scoring in three consecutive seasons since Kellen Dunham (2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16).

WVB TRAVELS TO MARQUETTE TO OPEN NCAA TOURNAMENT PLAY

UP THIS WEEK: The Ball State women’s volleyball team is heading back to the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship for the third time in the last four seasons … The Cardinals earned an at-large bid into the event and will play at No. 4 seed and 16th-ranked Marquette in the opening round Thursday at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT … The winner will face either No. 5 seed and 13th-ranked Georgia Tech or Wright State in second round action at the Al McGuire Center Friday at 7 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. CT.

SCOUTING BALL STATE:

• The 2022 Mid-American Conference regular season champion and tournament runner-up, Ball State earned an at-large bid into the 2022 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship with a 24-8 overall record and an RPI of 51.

• The Cardinals are an overall well-balanced team, ranking fifth nationally with a 17.60 digs-per-set average and 39th nationally with a 13.76 kills-per-set average … Ball State also ranks 46th among the 332 ranked NCAA Division I programs with a .251 team attack percentage.

• Junior outside Cait Snyder leads the Ball State attack with a 3.27 kills-per-set average, while senior middle Marie Plitt is 14th nationally with a .407 attack percentage … Overall, Ball State has five regulars averaging at least 2.02 kills per set.

• On the defensive side, senior libero Maggie Huber leads the Ball State backcourt with a 4.61 digs-per-set average, while sophomore setter Megan Wielonski is not far behind at 3.10 … Like the offensive stats, BSU has five regulars with at least 2.20 digs per set this season.

SCOUTING NO. 16 MARQUETTE:

• The 2022 Big East regular season co-champion and tournament runner-up, Marquette earned an at-large bid into the 2022 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship with a 27-3 overall record and an RPI of 14 … The Golden Eagles also earned the No. 4 seed in the top left bracket of the tournament.

• The Golden Eagles boast one of the nation’s top offenses, ranking sixth nationally with a .293 attack percentage and seventh at 14.52 kills per set … Marquette is also one of the nation’s top serving teams, ranking 36th with a 1.76 aces-per-set average.

• Aubrey Hamilton leads the Marquette attack with a 3.48 kills-per-set average, while three Golden Eagles rank in the top 150 nationally in attack percentage … Carsen Murray paces the trio and is third nationally at .442, while ranking third on the squad at 2.30 kills per set.

• On the defensive side, Murray leads Marquette with a 1.10 blocks-per-set average, while the squad as a whole is 52nd nationally with a 15.85 digs-per-set average … Carly Skrabak paces MU with a 4.52 digs-per-set average and is 21 digs shy of 500 for the season.

SCOUTING NO. 13 GEORGIA TECH:

• Georgia Tech earned an at-large bid into the 2022 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship after a third-place finish in the ACC with a 20-7 overall record and an RPI of 20 … The Yellow Jackets also earned the No. 5 seed in the top left bracket of the tournament.

• The Yellow Jackets feature a strong offense, ranking 31st nationally at 13.84 kills per set and 38th with a .257 team attack percentage … Georgia Tech is also limiting opponents to a .176 attack percentage, to rank 44th nationally.

• Georgia Tech features a pair of the nations’ top attackers with Julia Bergmann ranking third nationally with a 5.31 kills-per-set average, while Breland Morrissette is seventh in the country with a .434 hitting percentage … Morrissette averages 1.81 kills per set.

• On the defensive side, the Yellow Jackets have a solid block, ranking 75th nationally at 2.32 blocks per set … In the backcourt, Georgia Tech is 158th in the country with a 14.47 digs-per-set average, with Paola Pimental averaging 3.67 and Bianca Bertolino at 3.46.

SCOUTING WRIGHT STATE:

• Wright State earned the Horizon League’s automatic berth into the 2022 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship as the conference regular season and tournament champion … The Raiders own a 28-3 overall record and have the nation’s second-longest active winning streak at 23 matches.

• The Raiders are another well-balanced squad, ranking sixth nationally at 17.48 digs per set and 55th with 13.53 kills per set … The Raiders are also limiting opponents to a .155 attack percentage, the 10th-best mark in the country.

• Wright State has four attackers with at least 2.53 kills per set, led by Sam Ott at 2.85 … Taylor Bransfield is right behind at 2.81 … Aaliyah Byers, who averages 1.70 kills per set, is 142nd among NCAA Division I players with a .320 attack percentage.

• On the defensive side, Jenna Story is 12th nationally with a 5.36 digs-per-set average, while her 622 total digs are ninth in the country … Callie Martin is second on the squad at 3.64 digs per set, while five regulars average at least 2.24 digs per set.

ALL-TIME VS. THE MILWAUKEE FIELD:

• Ball State is 15-8 all-time versus teams in this week’s field, with all but one of the matches being played versus Wright State … BSU is 1-0 all-time versus Marquette and 14-8 all-time against the Raiders, while having never played Georgia Tech in women’s volleyball.

BALL STATE IN THE NCAA VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP:

• Ball State will be making its 11th appearance in the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship and its third under current head coach Kelli Miller Phillips.

• The Cardinals are 3-10 all-time in NCAA Tournament action, advancing to the second round in 1994, 1995, and 2021 … Ball State is 3-7 in first round matches and 0-3 in second round play.

• Ball State will be sending a seasoned group to this year’s event, with 10 of the team’s 19 student-athletes having tournament playing experience … In fact, Maggie Huber, Natalie Mitchem, Marie Plitt, and Natalie Risi played in all three previous NCAA Tournament matches in their BSU careers, having all seen court time in the 2019 and 2021 events … Allison Hamaker also played in the 2019 tournament, while Havyn Gates, Lauren Gilliland, Cait Snyder, Kate Vinson, and Megan Wielonski each played in both 2021 matches.

• In 1994, the Cardinals earned a thrilling 3-2 (15-12, 8-15, 15-7, 8-15, 16-14) victory at Illinois … Ball State out-hit the Fighting Illini .297 to .286 in the win, while also out-blocking Illinois by a 16 to 11 margin … Individually, Carin Zielinski and Cassy Herode tied for team-high honors with 18 kills apiece in the win, while five players registered double-figure kills … Liz Cothren dominated at the net, racking up 12 total blocks (1 solo and 11 assists).

• In 1995, the Cardinals hosted an NCAA Tournament match for the first time in program history and went on to score a 3-0 (15-13, 15-11, 15-8) sweep of Loyola Chicago … In the win, Ball State held a decisive .231 to .173 attacking advantage, while earning a six-to-two edge in service aces … Individually, Jennifer Schilling smashed a match-high 18 kills in the win, while Lindsay Follin was not far behind with 15 … Setter Wendy Carter handed out 46 assists in the match, and also led the Ball State defense with 14 digs.

• In 2021, the Cardinals picked up the program’s third NCAA Tournament victory by topping Michigan  3-2 (25-17, 22-25, 25-18, 27-25, 15-8) … Marie Plitt led the offense in the victory by smashing the second-most kills in a NCAA Tournament match in program history at 20 … Plitt also hit .515 (20-3-33), an NCAA Tournament program record … On defensive, Havyn Gates chipped in a BSU NCAA Tournament record 20 digs, while the team limited the nation’s 38th-ranked offense to a .158 hitting mark … The Cardinals hit .237 as a squad in the win.

NINE HEAD TO GREENSBORO FOR 2022 TOYOTA U.S. OPEN

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Before they take final exams and head home for the holidays, a handful of Notre Dame swimmers have one more meet to close out this calendar year.

On Wednesday, nine Irish swimmers will head to Greensboro, N.C., for the 2022 Toyota U.S. Open hosted by the Greensboro Aquatic Center. The prized pool has hosted several high-profile events in recent years, including TYR Pro Swim Series meets, NCAA Championships and the 2020 Toyota U.S. Open. It is also this year’s site for the ACC Championships, which will take place in mid-February.

Hundreds of swimmers will descend upon Greensboro for the Nov. 30-Dec. 3 competition, including members of recent Olympic teams and the 2022 FINA World Championships U.S. roster. Notre Dame will have the following swimmers attending:

Women:

Sophomore Sophia Karras — 400 Free, 800 Free & 1500 Free

Freshman Mary Codevilla — 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 100 Free & 200 IM

Men:

Senior Cason Wilburn — 100 Fly, 50 Free & 100 Free

Junior Sean Faikish — 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 IM & 400 IM

Sophomore Chris Guiliano — 50 Free, 100 Free & 200 Free

Freshman Tate Bacon — 100, Fly, 200 Fly, 100 Back & 50 Free

Freshman Dillon Edge — 100 Fly, 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 100 Free & 200 IM

Freshman Tommy Janton — 100 Back, 200 Back & 50 Free

Freshman Sammy Sierra — 200 Fly & 200 IM

On the women’s side, Codevilla and Karras are two rising stars for Peterson Family Head Coach Chris Lindauer. Karras, a distance freestyler, already ranks sixth in school history in the 1000 freestyle (9:53.04) and eighth in the 1650 freestyle (16:25.83).

Codevilla was the fourth-ranked swimmer out of Colorado and eighth-ranked swimmer nationally in the 2022 class. She was a seven-time CHSAA 4A state champion. In her brief collegiate career, Codevilla notched a pair of top-24 finishes in the 100 and 200 breaststroke (1:02.38 and 2:16.44, respectively) at the Ohio State Invitational just before Thanksgiving.

Switching the men’s side, a stout group of freshmen make up four of the seven swimmers. In Columbus, Janton already made his way into the No. 9 spot in program history in the 100 backstroke, posting a time of 47.22.

Bacon has made a splash early as well, earning a pair of second place finishes in his first dual meet against Pittsburgh and Penn State in October.

Guiliano, Faikish and Wilburn already pepper the Irish top-10 times list, and Guiliano is the school record holder in both the 50 and 100 freestyle (19.17 and 42.34). He will look to lower those marks in Greensboro.

A live stream of the meet can be found here, while a pre-scratch psych sheet is here.

U.S. OPEN SCHEDULE

Wednesday, November 30

Women’s 800 Freestyle

Men’s 800 Freestyle

Women’s 800 Freestyle Relay

Men’s 800 Freestyle Relay

Thursday, December 1

Women’s 400 Freestyle

Men’s 400 Freestyle

Women’s 200 Individual Medley

Men’s 200 Individual Medley

Women’s 50 Freestyle

Men’s 50 Freestyle

Women’s 400 Medley Relay

Men’s 400 Medley Relay

Friday, December 2

Women’s 400 Individual Medley

Men’s 400 Individual Medley

Women’s 100 Butterfly

Men’s 100 Butterfly

Women’s 200 Freestyle

Men’s 200 Freestyle

Women’s 100 Breaststroke

Men’s 100 Breaststroke

Women’s 100 Backstroke

Men’s 100 Backstroke

Saturday, December 3

Women’s 1500 Freestyle

Men’s 1500 Freestyle

Women’s 200 Backstroke

Men’s 200 Backstroke

Women’s 100 Freestyle

Men’s 100 Freestyle

Women’s 200 Breaststroke

Men’s 200 Breaststroke

Women’s 200 Butterfly

Men’s 200 Butterfly

Women’s 400 Freestyle Relay

Men’s 400 Freestyle Relay

LEGENDARY IRISH COACH MUFFET MCGRAW EARNS PRESTIGIOUS 2023 PAT SUMMITT AWARD

One of Notre Dame’s finest has earned a top college basketball lifetime achievement honor.

On Tuesday, the NCAA announced Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame coach Muffet McGraw has received the 2023 Pat Summitt Award, which spotlights an individual who has greatly contributed to the development of collegiate athletes, making a positive impact on their lives. She was chosen by NCAA President Mark Emmert and will formally receive the award at the 2023 NCAA Convention in San Antonio.

“Congratulations to Muffet McGraw for this incredible honor and special recognition,” Karen & Kevin Keyes Family Head Coach Niele Ivey said. “The impact that Coach has made on our university and women’s college basketball is both immense and inspiring.

“Pat Summitt was a pioneer and trailblazer with her stamp on all of athletics, and she will always be the standard for coaches to follow!”

In addition to McGraw’s award, Emmert has chosen Jim Nantz, the legendary voice of March Madness, for the Gerald R. Ford Award. The honor recognizes a figure who has proven to be an advocate for college athletics over the course of their career.

“It is such a privilege to recognize Muffet and Jim for their tremendous contributions to college sports over the course of their careers,” Emmert said. “When you think about the impact they have made and the lives they have touched, from the student-athletes to coaches to fans, it’s hard to think of two people more deserving. Their commitment to their professions is truly unmatched.”

McGraw, who retired from Notre Dame in 2020, posted an 848-252 record over 33 seasons in South Bend. She led the Irish to nine Final Fours, seven national championship appearances and two national titles in 2001 and 2018. She is one of just six Division I women’s basketball coaches to win multiple national titles and one of five coaches — male or female — with more than 930 wins, nine Final Fours and multiple championships.

Further, McGraw’s teams made 26 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including 24 consecutive trips, which was the fifth longest streak in NCAA women’s basketball tournament history. Her 67 tournament victories rank fourth all-time.

“I am humbled to receive an award with Pat Summitt’s name on it,” McGraw said. “She was the voice of women’s basketball and a role model for coaches of all sports. I am glad that we are keeping her legendary career in our hearts and minds through this prestigious award.”

The award was established in 2017, and previous winners include Herb Magee, Nancy Stevens, David Williams II, Percy Bates, Julie Soriero and Joan Cronan. The winner receives a $10,000 honorarium to donate to an organization that combats or researches neurological diseases.

The 2023 NCAA Convention is scheduled for Jan. 11-14 in San Antonio. McGraw and Nantz will be presented their awards during the NCAA Saluting Excellence Luncheon at 11:30 Central time Friday, Jan. 13. The Convention also includes the presentation of NCAA Honors Celebration awards on Wednesday, Jan. 11, and, for the first time, the NCAA Woman of the Year on Thursday, Jan. 12.

GAME 7 PREVIEW: IRISH READY FOR B1G CHALLENGE

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A B1G week lies ahead for the Notre Dame men’s basketball team (5-1) as they accept the Challenge of No. 20/20 Michigan State (5-2) on Wednesday, Nov. 30. The Irish look to garner some momentum with its first ranked foe of the season in a late 9:20 pm tip inside Purcell Pavilion. The game will air live on ESPN2.

NATE THE GREAT

How about doubling your scoring average from a year ago and ranking second in the ACC in scoring? Nate Laszewski is off to a great start in his final year in an Irish uniform, averaging 18.2 ppg.

Laszewski recorded 3 straight double-doubles to start the year and was one rebound shy against Lipscomb for making it 4-for-4. His 3 double-doubles rank 12th in the country. In addition, he entered the year with six 20-point scoring games – he already has 2 thru 6 games.

Laszewski ranks in the top-7 of six different stastical categories in the ACC — 7th in rebounds (8.7), 5th in FG% (.561), 6th in 3PT FG% (.458), 5th in FT% (.872), 1st in defensive rebounds (7.8).

In fact his 7.8 defensive rebounds per game rank 11th in the country. And oh by the way, he’s a threat from deep as well, co-leading the team with 1.8 made three-pointers per game.

CLOSERS

One of the biggest takeaways from the first 5 games is this – Irish down the stretch get clutch at home. 

Game 1 vs Radford – Irish make 6 of their last 9 from the field over the final 8:22

Game 2 vs YSU – Irish make its last six from the field over the final 4:29

Game 3 vs USI – Irish make its last 11-of-15 over the final 11:33.

Game 4 vs Lipscomb – Dane Goodwin converts a three with 14 seconds left for the go-ahead game-winner.

Game 5 vs Bowling Green – The Irish end the game on a 23-5 scoring run. ND made 9 of its last 12 from the field starting at the 10:25 mark.

STAR(LING) FRESHMAN

All the talk about the grad school vets but there’s a freshmen named JJ Starling looking to make a name for himself in the collegiate landscape.

Starling, who was ranked 18th by ESPN and was the highest ranked ND recruit since at least 2007 (when ESPN recruiting database began), is off to a fantastic start – averaging 12.8 ppg. In fact, he ranks 3rd in scoring amongst ACC freshmen.

Furthermore, Starling is shooting 46.3 percent from the field, which ranks 8th natonally amongst D-I freshmen guards.

He took over the Bowling Green game on Nov. 22 – pouring in 23 points on a near-perfect 10-for-11 shooting night. He joins Torin Francis (10-11 vs Arizona on 3/27/2003) as the only other freshman in ND history to make at least 10 field goals while only missing one from the floor. Plus, his 23 points currently stands as a single game high amongst ACC freshmen.

Starling first impressed with a 17-point breakout performance vs Youngstown State on Nov. 13. Starling went clutch mode, making back-to-back treys under the two-minute mark to help clinch the win.

HEATING UP

Look no further than Notre Dame’s other emerging freshman, Ven-Allen Lubin. The 6-8 forward has posted back-to-back games in double figures for the first time and is coming off of a 10 point, 13 rebound, double-double (his first). Lubin went 11-for-15 from the field last week, totaling 22 points. 

ACC/B1G TEN CHALLENGE HISTORY

DateOpponentCitySiteND RankOpp RankW/LNDOpp
12/3/2013at IowaIowa City, IACarver-Hawkeye Arena23 / 24L9398
12/3/2014Michigan StateNotre Dame, INPurcell Pavilion19/ 18W (OT)7978
12/2/2015at IllinoisChampaign, ILState Farm CenterW8479
11/29/2016IowaNotre Dame, INPurcell PavilionW9278
11/30/2017at Michigan StateEast Lansing, MIBreslin Center5 / 53 / 3L6381
11/27/2018IllinoisNotre Dame, INPurcell PavilionW7674
12/4/2019at MarylandCollege Park, MDXFINITY Center3/4L5172
12/8/2020Ohio StateNotre Dame, INPurcell Pavilion22/20L8590
11/29/2021at IllinoisChampaign, ILState Farm Center14/15L7282
11/30/2022Michigan StateNotre Dame, INPurcell Pavilion20/20

Notre Dame will compete in its 10th and final ACC/B1G Challenge on Wednesday. As a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Irish are 4-5 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. 

Wednesday night’s showdown will be the ACC/BIG Challenge rubber match between the Irish and Spartans, with each side previously winning on their home court. Back in 2014, Notre Dame defeated #19/18 MSU 79-78 in overtime inside Purcell. Three years later in East Lansing, the Spartans got revenge in a top-5 matchup with a 81-63 victory.

Overall, the Irish and Spartans will be meeting for the 98th time on the hardwood, where ND enjoys a 60-37 series lead, with a 35-11 mark at home. The Spartans have enjoyed recent success, claiming four of the last five.  

On Nov. 28, the ACC and SEC, along with ESPN, announced the formation of the ACC/SEC Challenge for men’s and women’s basketball, which will begin as part of the 2023-24 season.

NEW COURT, SAME HOME ADVANTAGE

Notre Dame’s court may have gotten a facelift this offseason and sport a new look, but the same home court advantage still applies. 

Last season, the Irish went 14-1 inside Purcell Pavilion, as their .931 winning percentage at home ranked ninth in the nation. This year, they are off to a 5-0 start, thus 19-1 over last 20 home games. 

Prior to last season, the last time an Irish squad had one loss at home or fewer was the 2011-12 season. 

Now let’s add in the women’s team for an overall basketball picture. Combined the men and women went 27-2 inside Purcell for a .967 winning percentage last season. That ranked third last season behind Arizona (29-1, .967) and Tennessee (30-2, .938). 

ARIKE OGUNBOWALE NAMED TO FORBES 30 UNDER 30: SPORTS LIST

On Tuesday, former Notre Dame national champion and current Dallas Wings guard Arike Ogunbowale was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30: Sports List. 

“Arike Ogunbowale hit two of college basketball’s most iconic shots ever while at Notre Dame in 2018 and has gone on to become a WNBA scoring champion in 2020, and a two-time All-Star,” Forbes.com reads. “She is a founding member of LeBron James’ ‘More Than a Vote’ initiative and is an investor in media startup Just Women’s Sports.”

Since being chosen as the No. 5 overall pick in the 2019 WNBA draft, Ogunbowale has played in 117 games for the Wings. Over four seasons, the 5-8 guard has posted 19.8 points per game and has a lifetime 35.5 percent success rate from behind the arc. Her 19.7 points per contest in 2022 were tied for the third-best mark in the league with former Irish All-American and Phoenix Mercury guard Skylar Diggins-Smith. 

Off the court, as the Forbes anecdote mentions, Ogunbowale helped start “More Than A Vote.” The organization encourages African Americans across the country to register to vote and cast a ballot on Election Day. 

Just Women’s Sports is a hub for all things women’s athletics, including both professional and collegiate sports with primary focuses on the NWSL, WNBA and NCAA basketball. The multi-media website has articles, videos, podcasts and more to increase attention and fandom for female athletes and their teams.

While in South Bend, Ogunbowale made the two aforementioned legendary three-pointers against UConn in the 2018 Final Four and Mississippi State in the 2018 National Championship. She was named the tournament’s MVP that season and was the ACC Athlete of the Year.

New York Liberty guard and former Oregon star Sabrina Ionescu is the only other current WNBA player on the 30 Under 30 list. Other members of the prestigious group include Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle and Sports Illustrated host Ashley Nicole Moss. 

STIFLING DEFENSE SENDS SYCAMORES PAST CHICAGO STATE

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State went on a 21-0 run across the second and third quarters Tuesday evening, spearheading the Sycamores to a wire-to-wire 68-43 win over Chicago State inside Hulman Center.

Del’Janae Williams led all scorers with 14 points, while Chelsea Cain had 12 and Anna McKendree had 11. Cain had four assists and three rebounds, while McKendree led the Sycamores with six boards and Williams added five rebounds.

After a slow start, Indiana State broke open what was a three-point game with its 21-0 run and never looked back. The Sycamore defense stymied Chicago State into 28 turnovers and a 32.1 percent mark from the field. Indiana State outscored Chicago State 38-20 across the middle quarters to help snap a two-game skid.

First Half

Williams opened the scoring for the Sycamores by driving to the basket for a layup, and Ella Sawyer added a layup in transition to make it 7-2 in the early stages of the first quarter. Chicago State got within two shortly after the media timeout, but Cain kept Indiana State in front with a second-chance layup. Williams added another layup late in the quarter, as the Sycamores led 14-10 after the opening 10 minutes.

Williams continued her strong start into the second quarter with a layup to open the scoring, and Hattie Westerfeld added another layup to push the Sycamore lead to 18-10. Back-to-back baskets for Chicago State cut the lead to three, but the Sycamores took control from there to close the half. Natalia Lalic kickstarted a 13-0 run to close the half with a jumper, and McKendree knocked down a 3-pointer in transition to add on to the lead. Lalic and McKendree each added another basket during the run, while Florence Tshimanga had four points off the bench in the last three-plus minutes of the half. Indiana State held Chicago State scoreless for the final 6:37 of the half, taking a 31-15 lead into the locker room.

Second Half

Cain was the hot hand for the Sycamores to start the third quarter, scoring six of the first eight points. Indiana State’s run to close the first half extended into the third quarter, as Chicago State finally stopped the run at 21-0 with a 3-pointer two minutes in. Williams countered that with a 3-pointer in transition, and Bella Finnegan added another triple to make it 46-23. Lalic extended the lead with a layup, though Chicago State scored each of the last four points to get within 52-30 after three quarters.

Cain and Williams opened the fourth quarter with baskets to push the Sycamore lead to 58-32, and Tshimanga gave Indiana State its largest lead of the contest at 61-34 with a free throw. Alona Blackwell, Sommer Pitzer and Mya Glanton got in on the scoring act late in the quarter by combining for the last seven points as the Trees cruised to a 68-43 win.

Inside the Numbers

Indiana State’s 28 turnovers forced were a season-high, and the Sycamores converted those into 24 points on the other end.

Offensive rebounding continues to be a trend for Indiana State. The Sycamores grabbed 13 offensive rebounds, turning those into nine second chance points. ISU won the rebounding battle 47-42.

Indiana State won despite hitting a season-low three 3-pointers.

All 14 players on the Indiana State roster saw minutes, marking the first time this season that the Sycamores had everyone play. 12 of the 14 Sycamores who saw minutes scored, while 13 of the 14 grabbed at least one rebound.

News & Notes

Indiana State improved to 6-0 all-time against Chicago State with Tuesday’s win.

Indiana State’s 21-0 scoring run across the second and third quarters was its best scoring run under head coach Chad Killinger since the Sycamores opened the 2021-22 season with a 22-0 run against Stephens College (Nov. 9, 2021).

Indiana State is 3-0 this season when three players reach double-digit scoring following Tuesday’s win.

Indiana State improved to 4-1 in Tuesday games under head coach Chad Killinger.

The 43 points allowed were the fewest Indiana State allowed in a game since Stephens College scored just 33 points on Nov. 9, 2021. The last time a Division I opponent scored less than 43 in a game against the Sycamores was Nov. 19, 2019, when UIC scored 40 (Indiana State won that game 61-40).

Up Next

Indiana State has a 10-day break before heading to Western Michigan December 10 for a noon tipoff.

SYCAMORES OPEN VALLEY PLAY BY HOSTING UNDEFEATED DRAKE WEDNESDAY

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Sycamores look to stay perfect at home Wednesday night when they open Missouri Valley action by hosting the undefeated Drake Bulldogs in a 7 p.m. tip on ESPN3. Under head coach Josh Schertz, the Sycamores are 0-2 against Drake and 0-1 in Valley openers.

ISU is coming off a 105-68 win against Trinity Christian College this past Sunday. Freshman Robbie Avila made his first collegiate start in the game and posted his first career double-double with a career-high 16 points and 11 rebounds.

After Thursday’s game, the Sycamores will head out on a four-game road stint that includes trips to Miami Ohio, Southern Illinois, Southern Indiana, and Duquesne.

BLEDSON NAMED TO GCS ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Xaiver Bledson was named to the Gulf Coast Showcase All-Tournament as he helped the Sycamores to a 2-1 record for third place in the tournament with wins over East Carolina and Drexel. He led ISU in scoring through the three games with 15.7 points per game off the bench and posted a career-high 22 points against Drexel.

ALL EYES ON VOSS

The Watch List for the 2022-23 Lou Henson National Player of the Year Award was announced Tuesday, Nov. 22, and senior transfer Courvoisier McCauley appeared on the list. The award, which is presented annually to the top mid-major player in division I college basketball, honors the former Illinois and New Mexico State head coach who won 775 games in 41 seasons.

SERIES HISTORY

Drake leads the all-time series, 48-47, dating back to 1945. The Bulldogs, however, have taken the last nine of 10 meetings and last four straight.

ISU’s last win in the series came on a buzzer-beater back on Jan. 29, 2020 at home by a score of 58-56.

LAST GAME AGAINST THE BULLDOGS (FULL RECAP)

The Sycamores struggled shooting in the second half as they dropped their last contest against Drake, 74-58, on the road on Feb. 21, 2022.

ISU shot just 25 percent in the second half after shooting 43 percent from the field and 53 percent from behind the arc in the first half.

Cameron Henry finished the game with 17 points and three rebounds while Kailex Stephens scored 16 and grabbed six boards. Cooper Neese finished with 11 but shot just 3-for-13 from the field. D.J. Wilkins led Drake with 17 while Tucker DeVries added 14.

DRAKE AT A GLANCE

Drake was picked to win the Missouri Valley Conference in 2022-23, earning 52 of 54 first-place votes in the MVC Preseason Poll.

Entering Monday, Nov. 28, Drake is one of just 20 remaining undefeated teams in NCAA DI college basketball.

The Bulldogs are coming off a 76-64 win against the previously undefeated Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Saturday night. Tucker DeVries and D.J. Wilkins each scored 21 points in the win and Darnell Brodie posted season highs of 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Drake won the Paradise Jam with wins over Buffalo, Wyoming, and Tarleton State.

Tucker DeVries leads the Bulldogs in scoring with 21.7 points per game, and he averages 6.0 boards per game behind Darnell Brodie with 7.5 rebounds per game.

LAST TIME OUT

True freshman Robbie Avila made his first collegiate start Sunday afternoon and recorded his first career double-double to help the Sycamores to a 105-68 win over the visiting Trinity Trolls at the Hulman Center.

Avila posted a career-high and tied team-high 16 points alongside a career-high and game-high 11 rebounds. Kailex Stephens also put up 16 points on a perfect 5-of-5 shooting clip from the field beside a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe. Stephens was just two boards shy of a double-double of his own.

Four other Sycamores scored in double-figures including Xavier Bledson (14), Trenton Gibson (13), Julian Larry (13), and Cooper Neese (10).

CHAMBERS, OLLENDIECK NAMED TO MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Indiana State quarterback Cade Chambers and linebacker Garret Ollendieck were both selected to the Missouri Valley Football Conference as announced by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon. The award was voted on by the conference’s head coaches, SID staffs, and media members.

Chambers, named the 2022 MVFC Freshman of the Year on Monday afternoon, was the only MVFC freshman to be named to the Jerry Rice Watch List this season and subsequently became one of the 30 finalists nationwide to make the list. He finished with 938 passing pards and an 8:3 touchdown-to-interception ratio on the year. He added 111 rushing yards and four scores on the ground.

The Sycamore quarterback took over the starting role midseason against North Dakota State and delivered with a 162-yard passing effort with three total touchdowns against the Bison. He added another strong game against Illinois State with 201 passing yards and three total touchdowns against the Redbirds.

Chambers’ signature game in 2022 game against Youngstown State as the redshirt freshman threw for a career-high 311 passing yards and posted five total touchdowns against the Penguins. He became the first ISU quarterback to hit 300 passing yards in a game since Ryan Boyle accomplished the feat in 2018. His efforts in the contest led to Chambers earning MVFC Newcomer of the Week honors.

Ollendieck took on a starting linebacker role midway through the 2022 season. The Iowa Central Community College transfer finished up his inaugural campaign with the Sycamores by finishing with 53 total tackles on the year with 44 coming over the last six games of the regular season.

The sophomore broke onto the scene at Youngstown State with a nine-tackle game that included 2.5 tackles-for-loss. He followed up with eight more stops and a pass breakup against Illinois State. As the temperature turned colder, Ollendieck heated up finishing the year with six tackles, 1.5 TFL and his first sack against North Dakota.

He closed out the 2022 season with a career-high 14 tackles and added a sack and his first interception in the finale against Missouri State. For his efforts against the Bears, Ollendieck was named the MVFC Newcomer of the Week.

EAGLES SET TO PLAY LEATHERNECKS ON THE ROAD WEDNESDAY

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Basketball will visit Western Illinois University for the first time since the 1980-81 season Wednesday in Macomb, Illinois. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. (CST) Wednesday.

The games will be streaming on Fighting Leathernecks All-Access in addition to being heard on ESPN 97.7FM (http://listentotheref.com) and 95.7FM The Spin (http://957thespin.com).

USI hopes to continue building momentum after evening its record at 3-3 with the 69-57 victory over Bowling Green State University Saturday and salvaging a win out of the three-game Gotham Classic. USI senior guard Jelani Simmons (Columbus, Ohio) and junior guard Gary Solomon (Detroit, Michigan) paced the Eagles with 23 points and 21 points, respectively, in the win.

Simmons leads the Eagles through six games with 14.4 points per contest, followed graduate forward Trevor Lakes (Lebanon, Indiana) with 11.2 points per outing. Senior forward Jacob Polakovich (Grand Rapids, Michigan) is third on the team with 10.8 points per game and is posting a team-best 9.3 rebounds per contest.

The WIU Leathernecks are 2-4 after falling to Youngstown State University, 88-64, Saturday at Western Hall. WIU was led by guard Alec Rosner, who had 16 points in the loss. Rosner also leads the Leathernecks for the season with 15.5 points per appearance.

USI trails in the all-time series with Western Illinois, 2-1, and this will be the first meeting since 1981 when the Leathernecks defeated the Eagles in the first round of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional, 80-73. The first meeting was won by Western Illinois, 82-76, in Macomb during the 1976-77 campaign, while USI took the second game at the Evansville Central Arena, 82-65, that same season.

The final game of the four-game road swing takes the Eagles to Chicago, Illinois, to visit Chicago State University, December 4. USI returns the friendly surroundings of Screaming Eagles Arena December 7 to play Anderson University (Indiana) and December 11 versus Indiana State University.

VALPO FOOTBALL ADDS GAME AT NEW MEXICO STATE

The Valparaiso University football season is not over yet.

The program has announced the addition of a nonconference game against FBS independent New Mexico State that will take place on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. CT at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces, N.M. This will mark the first game against a Division-I FBS opponent in program history.

“When we got the phone call that New Mexico State was interested in the game, we knew this was a great opportunity for our program,” head coach Landon Fox said. “We talk to our team about how we’re going to play anybody, any place, any time. If you live by that motto and that’s something you believe in, it makes it a very easy decision when you get that phone call. If you have the opportunity to win the Pioneer Football League and get into postseason play, this gives you a preview of how you do it. Hopefully the opportunity to play in the FCS Playoffs comes for us sooner rather than later, and this gives us a way to prepare for that.”

This will mark the first December game in the history of the Valpo football program, a long history that spans well over a century. Previously, the latest game in the calendar in program history was Nov. 29, 1923, a 0-0 tie vs. Dubuque.

Valpo will become the third team in Pioneer Football League history to play an FBS opponent. Austin Peay played at Troy in 2002 as a PFL member, and Drake visited Iowa State in 2018.

Former Valpo football standout Jack Jarnigan is a member of the coaching staff at New Mexico State as a graduate assistant. He was a four-year starter at center on Valpo’s offensive line and served as a team captain during Fox’s first season as Valpo head coach in 2019.

For the Valpo football program, this represents an opportunity to build toward a bright future. The group has already reached new heights in recent seasons, attaining three straight years with a .500 or better record in Pioneer Football League play for the first time since 1998-2000, among countless other feats.

For the seniors, this represents an opportunity to put on the Valpo uniform one final time.

“This is pretty crazy; this was the last thing I was ever expecting,” senior captain Kohlton Sherman said. “We get to play an FBS opponent for the first time, so that’s a pretty big deal and it gives us a chance to prove where we are as a program.”

Sherman’s high school quarterback, Bryce Bearss, is on the team at New Mexico State, adding one extra storyline for the fifth-year defensive back who has been afforded an unexpected opportunity to take the field one final time.

“I was pretty emotional after the game against Drake,” Sherman said. “It’s weird to think that you’ll be done with football forever. It was hitting me a little bit watching football games over the weekend. It seemed weird that I didn’t have another year to look forward to. Being able to play one more game is pretty exciting. The coaches always say they’d give anything for one game, and now I get a chance to play one more.”

Aaron Dawson posted eye-popping rushing numbers in his one season with the Brown & Gold, finishing among the national leaders in a variety of rushing categories. His 1,187 rushing yards rank second in single-season program history, and he’ll now get one more opportunity to add to that total. Most importantly, he’ll also have one more opportunity to compete with his teammates on Saturday in New Mexico.

“I was shocked,” Dawson said. “I have never experienced something like this. It’s a blessing; we have another opportunity and more time to get better and make an impression. For young guys, this gets them an opportunity to see how it is playing against an FBS opponent. As a senior, it’s amazing to get to play again. We have to keep grinding and take advantage of this chance to end the season with an incredible experience.”

FOUR VALPO PLAYERS NAMED TO ALL-PFL FIRST TEAM, THREE OTHERS EARN SECOND TEAM ACCOLADES

Seven members of the Valparaiso University football program were recognized with All-Pioneer Football League First or Second Team status on Tuesday as the conference revealed its annual all-league teams.

After helping the program finish with a Pioneer Football League record of .500 or better for the third straight season for the first time since 1998-2000 and helping the Beacons finish with their highest league road win total since 1962, four players were tabbed to the All-PFL First Team – redshirt junior wide receiver Solomon Davis (Brighton, Tenn. / Brighton), fifth-year senior running back Aaron Dawson (Westbury, N.Y. / W.T. Clarke [Central Connecticut]), redshirt senior offensive lineman Aaron Byrd (Bradley, Ill. / Bourbonnais) and redshirt senior linebacker Ben Hines (Snohomish, Wash. / Archbishop Murphy [Washington]).

Three players earned All-PFL Second Team status – redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Sam Hafner (Green Bay, Wis. / De Pere), fifth-year senior defensive back Kohlton Sherman (Millington, Mich. / Millington) and redshirt senior punter Evan Matthes (Reston, Va. / South Lakes [West Virginia]).

In addition, three Beacons received All-PFL Honorable Mention nods – redshirt freshman tight end Evan Jernegan (Altadena, Calif. / St. Francis), redshirt junior wide receiver Matt Ross (Naperville, Ill. / Montini Catholic [Eastern Illinois]) and redshirt freshman defensive lineman and long snapper Kevin Spelman (New Lenox, Ill. / Providence Catholic). Spelman received honorable mention at both positions.

Dawson had five performances with 100 or more rushing yards en route to a PFL-most 1,187 rushing yards. He also led the league in rushing yards per game (107.9) and ranked second in all-purpose yards per game (120.27) and third in rushing touchdowns (10). Dawson ranks second on Valpo’s single-season rushing list. He broke a longstanding program record for longest scoring run from scrimmage with a 99-yard TD and nearly shattered the program’s single-game rushing mark with his 241-yard effort at Morehead State.

Davis finished third in the PFL in receiving yards (711) and receiving yards per game (64.6) while also finishing among the league leaders in receiving TDs (four, ninth), receptions per game (3.5, eighth) and yards per reception (18.23, third).

After earning All-PFL Honorable Mention each of the last two seasons, Byrd garnered First Team All-PFL status in his final collegiate campaign. He was the leader of a Valpo offensive line that paved the way for Dawson’s aforementioned success on the ground. He has also earned the team’s Sever Award presented to the squad’s top offensive lineman each of the last two seasons and has twice been tabbed to the Academic All-PFL Second Team.

Hines made an immediate impact on the defensive side of the ball after joining the program as a transfer, accruing a team-high 88 tackles while also garnering an interception, seven tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. The linebacker ranked ninth in the PFL with 8.0 tackles per game.

Matthes led the league with a punting average of 41.5, booting eight kicks 50+ yards and pinning 20 kicks inside the 20. Hafner led the league in forced fumbles with three while also finishing tied for second on the team with 59 tackles. He had five sacks and 8.0 TFL. Sherman shattered a program record for longest interception return for a touchdown with a 95 yarder, one of his four picks during the season, a total that ranked tied for third in the league. He contributed 50 tackles including 5.5 TFL and a pair of sacks.

2022 Pioneer Football League Major Award Winners

Offensive Player of the Year: Bret Bushka, Butler

Defensive Player of the Year: Muhindo Kapapa, San Diego

Special Teams Player of the Year: Luka Zurak, Butler

Freshman Offensive Player of the Year: Brady Meitz, Stetson

Freshman Defensive Player of the Year: Finn Claypool, Drake

Coach of the Year: Glenn Caruso, St. Thomas

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: To be announced, Wednesday

2022 All-Pioneer Football League First Team

Pos. Player School Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown

OFFENSE

WR Solomon Davis Valparaiso 6-1 180 RJr. Brighton, Tenn.

WR Quinton Lane Stetson 6-3 205 RJr. Tampa, Fla.

WR Andrew McElroy (U) St. Thomas 6-3 184 So. Bolingbrook, Ill.

QB Bret Bushka Butler 5-9 200 RJr. Lombard, Ill.

RB Jake Chisholm (1) Dayton 5-9 191 Sr. Union, Ky.

RB Aaron Dawson Valparaiso 5-11 220 RSr. Westbury, N.Y.

FB Joshua Komis St. Thomas 5-10 239 Sr. Green Bay, Wis.

A-P Re-al Mitchell San Diego 6-0 210 RJr. Eastvale, Calif.

TE Jared Suchevits Butler 6-3 242 RJr. Naperville, Ill.

OL Aaron Byrd Valparaiso 6-4 300 RSr. Bradley, Ill.

OL Skyler Spetter Butler 6-5 302 RSr. Bargersville, Ind.

OL Brian Stevens Dayton 6-2 290 Sr. Milford, Ohio

OL David Tkatch Dayton 6-2 291 Sr. Harmony, Pa.

OL Matthew Weimann St. Thomas 6-4 319 Sr. Oakdale, Minn.

DEFENSE

DL Aaron Acosta Marist 6-1 285 Grad. Mount Laurel, N.J.

DL Finn Claypool Drake 6-1 240 So. Des Moines, Iowa

DL Muhindo Kapapa San Diego 6-2 275 Grad. Fairfield, Calif.

DL Sam Schadeck Dayton 6-3 270 Sr. Columbus, Ohio

LB Mike Arrington Marist 6-0 213 Grad. Ashburn, Va.

LB Jonathan Bunce St. Thomas 6-3 239 So. Edina, Minn.

LB Ben Hines Valparaiso 5-11 240 RSr. Snohomish, Wash.

LB Ben Schmiesing Dayton 6-1 233 Grad. Piqua, Ohio

DB Claybourn Fields III Marist 5-11 220 RSr. Franklin, N.J.

DB Luke Glenna St. Thomas 5-11 189 Sr. Edina, Minn.

DB Rassie Littlejohn Stetson 6-1 173 RJr. Gainesville, Ga.

DB Hunter Nichols San Diego 6-0 185 Grad. Los Angeles, Calif.

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK Luka Zurak Butler 6-0 188 RJr. Cleveland, Ohio

P Luka Zurak Butler 6-0 188 RJr. Cleveland, Ohio

RS Hunter Nichols San Diego 6-0 185 Grad. Los Angeles, Calif.

LS Justin Iaccio Marist 6-0 208 RJr. Mullica Hill, N.J.

Note: Six offensive linemen selected to first team due to a tie in voting.

Notes in parentheses: U-indicates a player was a unanimous first-team selection; 4x-is a four-time first-team All-PFL selection; 3x-is a three-time firstteam All-PFL selection; 1-was a first-team selection in 2020-21; 2-was a second-team selection in 2020-21; H-was a honorable mention selection in

2020-21.

2022 All-Pioneer Football League Second Team

Pos. Player School Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown

OFFENSE

WR Michael Carner San Diego 6-1 190 RSr. Westlake Village, Calif.

WR Dominic Kibby Presbyterian 6-1 175 Fr. Catsonville, Md.

WR Luke Wooten Butler 5-10 192 RFr. Danville, Ind.

QB Cade Sexauer St. Thomas 6-4 222 Sr. South St. Pual, Minn.

RB James Louis Morehead State 5-8 185 So. Hillside, N.J.

RB Shawn Shipman St. Thomas 6-0 204 So. Brooklyn Park, Minn.

FB Coy Williams Davidson 6-0 215 RSr. Lumberton, Texas

A-P Glemour Leonard-Osbourne Marist 5-10 190 RSr. Ardsley, N.Y.

TE Lucas Raber Davidson 6-3 230 Sr. Greenville, S.C.

OL Gilbert Deglau Davidson 6-5 285 Jr. Richmond, Va.

OL Beck Kipperman Davidson 6-3 270 Jr. Round Rock, Texas

OL Cam Marriott Morehead State 6-3 300 Sr. Redlands, Calif.

OL Jimmy Poremba Drake 6-3 290 Sr. Wildwood, Ill.

OL Alex Rasmussen St. Thomas 6-7 299 So. Wayzata, Minn.

DEFENSE

DL Will Buck San Diego 6-0 285 RJr. Sacramento, Calif.

DL Sam Hafner Valparaiso 6-2 260 RSo. Green Bay, Wis.

DL Jonathan Hammond Davidson 6-3 225 Jr. Dunwoody, Ga.

DL Fermon Reid Stetson 5-10 240 Grad. Naples, Fla.

LB Nate Arthur Dayton 5-11 222 Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio

LB Ethan Hull Stetson 6-0 225 RJr. Crestwood, Ky.

LB Chase Lyons San Diego 6-4 225 Jr. Aurora, Colo.

LB Campbell Watson Presbyterian 6-3 216 RJr. Fayetteville, N.C.

DB Ja’Veon Ensley Stetson 6-1 179 Grad. Plainfield, N.J.

DB Yusef Leak St. Thomas 6-0 178 So. Orlando, Fla.

DB Conner Reid Butler 6-1 205 RSr. Clarendon Hills, Ill.

DB Kohlton Sherman Valparaiso 6-0 200 RSr. Millington, Mich.

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK Caden Bonoffski Davidson 5-8 180 Sr. Huntersville, N.C.

P Evan Matthes Valparaiso 6-3 215 RSr. Reston, Va.

RS Claybourne Fields III Marist 5-11 220 RSr. Franklin, N.J.

LS Mike Wojciechowski Stetson 5-7 165 RJr. Oak Harbor, Ohio

2022 All-Pioneer Football League Honorable Mention

BUTLER: OL Colton Ruhland Butler (RSr, OL), Tyler Adams (Grad., WR), Joey Audia (Fr., RS), Jack Belskis (So., DL), Adam Dolan (Fr., OL), Cameron Heald (Fr., FB), Austin Korba (So., DL), Will Mason

(Fr., DB). DAVIDSON: Daniel Carter (So., DB), Kaedon Jenkins (Sr., DB), Aaron Maione (Jr., RS), Mark McCurdy (Jr., FB), Jaden Pask (Sr., LS), Julian Rawlins (So.,

DL), Dylan Sparks (Sr., RB), Yusef Thomas (Sr., LB), Aaron Warren (Jr., DL). DAYTON: Luke Brenner (Jr., RS), Sam Bubonics (Sr., WR), Cole Hildebrand (Jr., DB),

Elijah Smith (Sr., DB), Sam Webster (Sr., K), Derek Willits (Sr., WR). DRAKE: Parker Althaus (Sr., OL), Dorian Boyland (RFr., RB), Tony Graham (So., DB), Matt

Hartlieb (RSr., TE), Ander Johnson (RSr., LB), Bennett Krebs (Jr., C), Ryan Kriceri (6th-yr., LB), Ryan Kriceri (Grad., LB), Joey Lukrich (Jr., DB), Danny Morales (RSr.,

DB), Ross Palmer (Jr., OL), Tanner Pollock (RJr., LB), Trey Radocha (Jr., WR), Jake Shipla (RSo., DL), Eli Stewart (Jr., FB), Luke Williams (Grad., K). MARIST: Brock

Bagozzi (So., QB), Will Downes (RSr., WR), Ibrahim Giwa (So., OL), Miles Kauderer (RSo., DL), Brett Landis (RSo., WR), Wyatt McMahon (Grad., TE), Luke Paladino

(RSr., K), Ethan Parris (RSr., OL), Arthur Pinckney (Grad., LB), Tyler Ruscher (So., LB), Isaiah Smith (RJr., DB), Teddy Wright (Grad., DB). MOREHEAD STATE: Tom

Flood (Sr., DL), Cooper Krezek (RSo., DB), Nick Lavender (Jr., DL), Brady McKnight (So., LS), Jaxsen Spears (So., OL), Sid Weddington (Jr., DL). PRESBYTERIAN:

Keith Boyd (Sr., OL), Keegan Halloran (RJr., DB), Alex Herriott (So., LB), Jalen Jones (RJr., WR), A.J. Seay (So., DB). SAN DIEGO: Judd Erickson (Sr., QB), Eric Haney

(RSo., DB), Vance Jefferson (So., WR), Aidan Lehman (So., K), Aidan Lehman (So., P), Nick Murray (So., DB), Jagger Pagano (RSo., LB), Ja’seem Reed (So., WR),

Jacob Saewitz (RSo., DL). ST. THOMAS: Shea Albrecht (So., OL), Luke Herzog (So., LB), Joshua Komis (Sr., FB), Jason Laliberte (RFr., OL), Andrew McElroy (Sr.,

RS), Trent Meyer (Sr., LB), Brent Robley (Sr., DL), Grif Wurtz (Jr., DB), Max Zimmerman (So., TE). STETSON: Micah Adams (RSo., DB), Alex Alteus (Jr., LB),

Nazeviah Burris (So., WR), Cameron Gillis (RSo., K), Steve Godwin (RSr., OL), Marshall Golick (Jr., P), Majeste Hansberry (RSr., LB), Joshua Hughes (RSo., DL),

Tyler Lewis (RSo., DL), Jalen Mason (Sr., RS), Brady Meitz (RFr., QB), Logan Wylie (Fr., OL). VALPARAISO: Evan Jernegan (RFr., TE), Matt Ross (Sr., WR), Kevin

Spelman (RFr., DL), Kevin Spelman (RFr., LS).

NORFOLK EARNS THIRD TEAM ALL-REGION HONORS

Valpo soccer senior back Nicole Norfolk (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) picked up yet another accolade on Wednesday for her defensive work for the Beacons, as she was tabbed a Third Team All-Midwest Region honoree by United Soccer Coaches.

Norfolk adds the All-Region award — the first of her career — to her First Team All-MVC honor from earlier this season. The stalwart center back continued to anchor the Beacon back line this season, playing all but 14 minutes of Valpo’s first 15 matches of the season before suffering an injury early at Belmont Oct. 13. She returned to the starting lineup for Valpo’s MVC semifinal match against Murray State.

With Norfolk on the field during Valley play, Valpo surrendered just one goal in 544 minutes of play. Thanks in part to her defensive work, the Beacons posted seven clean sheets overall in 2022, five of which came in MVC matches. Norfolk got in the mix offensively as well, heading home a corner kick for the eventual match-winning goal against UIC, and was named MVC Defensive Player of the Week Sept. 26.

VOLLEYBALL SET FOR 2022 NIVC

Valparaiso (22-10, 9-9 MVC)
NIVC First/Second Round – Athens, Ohio
Thursday, Dec. 1 – at Ohio (19-11, 13-5 MAC) – 6:30 p.m. CT
Friday, Dec. 2 – vs. Central Michigan (20-11, 12-6 MAC) OR Xavier (19-11, 11-7 Big East) – 5 p.m. CT

Next Up For Valpo Volleyball: For the third time in the last five seasons, the Valpo volleyball program heads to postseason play after earning an at-large bid to the 2022 NIVC. The Beacons will travel to Athens, Ohio for the tournament’s first two rounds, taking on host Ohio in opening-round action on Thursday before a potential second-round matchup against either Central Michigan or Xavier on Friday.

Previously: Valpo won its first-round match at the MVC Championship on Nov. 20 with a three-set sweep over Murray State, but succumbed in the tournament’s second round against UIC, 3-0. Miranda Strongman represented the Beacons on the All-Tournament Team.

Looking Ahead: The winner out of Ohio will meet the winner out of Boston College (BC, Buffalo, St. John’s, Binghamton) in the quarterfinals at a date and location to be determined following the first two rounds.

Following the Beacons: Valpo’s first two tournament matches will both be broadcasted live on ESPN+ and have live stats available via ValpoAthletics.com.

Head Coach Carin Avery: In her 21st season as head coach at Valparaiso, Carin Avery has won 471 matches (471-227, .675) at the helm of the program and has led Valpo to three league regular season and tournament titles. The program has made six postseason appearances under Avery, including three NCAA Tournament appearances, and advanced to the championship match of the 2021 NIVC. A two-time Mid-Con Coach of the Year, Avery has coached 59 All-League recipients over her tenure at Valpo, which has spanned three different conferences. She is Valpo’s all-time leader in both victories and winning percentage, and owns a 526-251 (.677) record overall as a head coach.

Series History: Ohio – 3-1 overall; 2-0 in Athens.
Last meeting – W 3-0 in Valpo on Sept. 8, 2000

Central Michigan – 4-3 overall; 4-2 under Avery; 2-2 at neutral sites.
Last meeting – L 3-1 at DePaul on Sept. 14, 2019 (Grant 13 kills/13 digs; Ravotto 15 digs; Cooper 5 blocks)

Xavier – 2-8 overall; 2-4 at neutral sites.
Last meeting – W 3-2 at Toledo on Sept. 10, 1994

Running It Back: One year removed from its thrilling run to the NIVC title match, Valpo looks to duplicate the feat this season. The Beacons’ run through the 2021 NIVC featured all five rounds in an 11-day stretch at the Athletics-Recreation Center, as Valpo swept Butler, Toledo, Evansville and UConn in straight sets to reach the championship before falling to UNLV. The program set a single-match attendance record in the semifinal win over UConn and then smashed it in the title match, as 2,220 fans turned out for the championship versus UNLV.

NIVC Success Away From Home: While last year’s run in the NIVC all came on Valpo’s home court, the program has experienced success on the road in NIVC action as well. In its first appearance in the tournament in 2018, Valpo earned a four-set win over Ball State in neutral-site action in the first round and then swept Miami (Ohio) on the RedHawks’ home court in the second round before falling in four sets at Tulane in the quarterfinal.

MVC In the Postseason: Valpo is one of three MVC programs carrying the conference’s banner into postseason play. UNI earned the Valley’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and will face Florida State in the opening round. The Beacons are joined in the NIVC by Drake, which earned the MVC’s automatic berth and will play Weber State in its first-round match.

Conference Honoree: With as balanced as this year’s squad has been, it’s not a surprise that only one Valpo player earned postseason recognition when the MVC released its season honors. Freshman libero Emma Hickey earned a pair of awards, as she represented Valpo on the All-MVC Second Team – the only freshman to make First or Second Team – and the All-Freshman Team. It was the first time since 2000 that the program has not had multiple postseason award winners.

Another 20-Win Campaign: With their win over Belmont in early November, the Beacons reached the 20-win mark this season. It’s a milestone that has become routine for the program, yet still impressive in its totality as Valpo has now won 20 or more matches in 17 of Carin Avery’s 21 seasons as head coach. Even more remarkably, one of the four seasons Valpo didn’t reach 20 wins was the shortened spring 2021 campaign, when the program played just 20 matches total. The Beacons have also secured their 19th winning season in Avery’s 21 seasons at the helm.

Top Half Finishes: In addition to the 20-win season, the Beacons also secured a top-half finish in the MVC standings with their home win over Bradley. Valpo has now finished in the top-half of the Valley standings in each of its six years in the conference, the only MVC program to accomplish that feat – Illinois State had finished top-half each of the last five years, but dropped out of the top-six this season. Going back further, Valpo has posted top-half conference finishes in 20 of Avery’s 21 seasons – as well as qualifying for the conference tournament in each of her 21 seasons – and 29 of the last 30 years overall.

Hickey Leads the Valley: For the third consecutive season, a Valpo libero will lead the Missouri Valley Conference in digs/set, but this year, it is a new face in freshman Emma Hickey. Hickey sits atop the Valley in digs both overall (5.73/set) and in MVC-only play (6.00/set). In the regular season finale against UIC, Hickey surpassed Rylee Cookerly for both Valpo and MVC freshman records for digs in a season, as she enters the NIVC with 722 digs this year – a mark which ranks fifth in Valpo history overall and seventh in MVC history overall. She is just 32 digs away from Valpo’s overall single-season record. Hickey posted consistent dig totals throughout Valley play, tallying at least 14 in every match and hitting the 20-dig mark in 15 of 18 regular season matches – highlighted by a 42-dig performance against Bradley, one off Valpo’s single-match record and the highest dig total by a Valley player in the last two seasons.

And Stands Out Nationally: Hickey’s gaudy digs average of 5.73 digs/set is good for fourth nationally, while her 722 total digs are fourth-most as well – just 15 shy of the second spot. No other Division I freshman is within 200 digs of Hickey’s total this season, while only one other freshman ranks among the nation’s top-60 in digs/set this year. With at least one match remaining, Hickey already ranks third among D-I freshmen in total digs during their rookie year over the last 12 seasons, trailing only UCSB’s Taylor Formico (792, 2012) and Mississippi State’s Payton Harris (735, 2014).

Januski Takes Her Shot: Junior middle Mallory Januski bided her time behind a pair of All-Conference middles in her first two seasons at Valpo, but given the opportunity this year to run with a starting role, Januski has taken full advantage. She leads the team and ranks fourth in the Valley with a .360 hitting percentage, a mark which is poised to smash the program’s single-season record. Januski also ranks seventh in the Valley with 0.99 blocks/set. Offensively, Valpo is 7-1 this season when Januski tallies at least 10 kills, while her defensive campaign was highlighted by a monster 13-block performance at Murray State, a program record for the 25-point era.

Setting Things Up: Junior setter Victoria Bulmahn became just the 11th player in program history to reach the 2,000-assist milestone for her career in early November at Belmont. Bulmahn is averaging 5.11 assists/set this year, while her cohort in the Beacons’ 6-2 offense, redshirt freshman Addy Kois, is averaging 5.46 assists/set. The duo has set the way all season long as Valpo is on pace to finish this season with the team’s best single-season hitting percentage since 2015.

Keeping Rallies Alive: Senior outside Bella Ravotto has become somewhat of a star on the NCAA Volleyball social media accounts, where she has been highlighted multiple times this season for ridiculous saves she’s made which have kept plays alive that Valpo would eventually win the point. But it’s her consistency in the back row that has been a key to the Beacons’ defensive prowess. Ravotto is averaging 3.21 digs/set on the year and has been in double figures in digs 22 times this year and 76 times for her career. Early this season, Ravotto became the 23rd player in program history to surpass 1,000 career digs. She enters the NIVC ranked 15th in program history with 1,285 career digs, just four shy of 14th position and 23 out of 13th place.

Players of the Week: Three Valpo players combined for a total of six MVC weekly honors this season. Emma Hickey picked up a team-best three awards – two Defensive Player of the Week and one Freshman of the Week. Mallory Januski was named Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week once apiece – the only MVC player to earn both honors this season. Bella Ravotto picked up Defensive Player of the Week honors early this season as well. In all, Valpo players have earned 27 weekly accolades from the conference office since joining the MVC prior to the 2017 season.

Digging Deep: Valpo continued its long tradition of strong back row play last fall, finishing 15th nationally and leading the MVC with 17.13 digs/set. The program has ranked among the top-30 nationally in digs/set in each of the last 11 seasons, highlighted by the 2017 campaign in which it led the nation with 20.03 digs/set. Other top finishes include third nationally in the spring 2021 season (20.37/set), a fourth-place rank in 2010 and a sixth-place finish in 2015. Since the move to 25-point scoring, only seven teams have averaged more than 20 digs/set over the course of a season, and Valpo is the only program to have done it twice. 2018 saw Valpo lead the nation with 2,613 total digs – a mark which set a program single-season record and a Division I record in the 25-point era. It’s been more of the same so far this year, as the Beacons are ranked seventh nationally and lead the MVC with 17.43 digs/set.

GREYHOUND SWIM/DIVE OFF TO U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

GREENSBORO, N.C.—The UIndy swimming & diving program will be sending 12 student-athletes to the prestigious Toyota U.S. Open Championships this week, held Wednesday through Saturday at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C. The Greyhounds will be competing at the event for the third straight year, taking on some of the world’s fastest swimmers.

UINDY ATTENDEES

Cedric Buessing

Johanna Buys

Liki Prema

Brayden Cole

Sebestyen Bohm

Kael Yorke

Serge Ahadzhanian

Jeron Thompson

Diego Mas

Christian Hedeen

Joao Silva

Jackson Vanwanzeele

HOUNDS BYTES

Head coach Brent Noble…

“We are making log-course competition—national-, international-level competition—a priority. We continue to work to be a destination for individuals with those kinds of aspirations. It’s important for us in building our team the right way to continue having swimmers and divers who are working to be on nationals teams, at Olympic trials, working towards international-level meets and teams, and so a meet like this is a big component to that.

“We need to swim long course. Most international meets are long-course meters, so to make those teams typically you have to qualify in long course. So we make it a priority on our team now because we have those kinds of people and we’re going to continue recruiting that way; we’re going to continue behaving that way because that’s who we need to be.”

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EARLHAM ATHLETICS: https://goearlham.com/

WABASH ATHLETICS: https://sports.wabash.edu/

FRANKLIN ATHLETICS: https://franklingrizzlies.com/

ROSE-HULMAN ATHLETICS: https://athletics.rose-hulman.edu/

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/

ST. FRANCIS ATHLETICS: https://www.saintfranciscougars.com/landing/index

IU KOKOMO ATHLETICS: https://iukcougars.com/

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INDIANA TECH ATHLETICS: https://indianatechwarriors.com/index.aspx

GRACE ATHLETICS: https://gclancers.com/

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HOLY CROSS ATHLETICS: https://www.hcsaints.com/index.php

TAYLOR ATHLETICS: https://www.taylortrojans.com/

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VINCENNES ATHLETICS: https://govutrailblazers.com/landing/index

NFL STANDINGS

American Football Conference
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Kansas City Chiefs920.8180.03262435 – 1 – 04 – 1 – 05 – 2 – 03 – 0 – 05 W
Miami Dolphins830.7270.02822565 – 1 – 03 – 2 – 06 – 2 – 02 – 1 – 05 W
Tennessee Titans740.6360.02092053 – 2 – 04 – 2 – 05 – 3 – 03 – 0 – 01 L
Baltimore Ravens740.6360.02752273 – 2 – 04 – 2 – 04 – 3 – 02 – 0 – 01 L
Buffalo Bills830.7270.03091994 – 1 – 04 – 2 – 05 – 2 – 00 – 2 – 02 W
Cincinnati Bengals740.6360.02852313 – 1 – 04 – 3 – 04 – 3 – 01 – 3 – 03 W
New York Jets740.6360.02301963 – 3 – 04 – 1 – 05 – 4 – 02 – 2 – 01 W
New England Patriots650.5451.02392023 – 2 – 03 – 3 – 05 – 2 – 02 – 1 – 01 L
Los Angeles Chargers650.5451.02522822 – 3 – 04 – 2 – 04 – 3 – 02 – 2 – 01 W
Indianapolis Colts471.3753.01902442 – 4 – 02 – 3 – 14 – 5 – 11 – 3 – 12 L
Jacksonville Jaguars470.3643.02442323 – 3 – 01 – 4 – 04 – 4 – 01 – 2 – 01 W
Las Vegas Raiders470.3643.02652762 – 2 – 02 – 5 – 03 – 5 – 02 – 2 – 02 W
Cleveland Browns470.3643.02632863 – 3 – 01 – 4 – 02 – 6 – 02 – 1 – 01 W
Pittsburgh Steelers470.3643.01942612 – 3 – 02 – 4 – 02 – 6 – 01 – 2 – 01 W
Denver Broncos380.2734.01571942 – 3 – 01 – 5 – 02 – 6 – 00 – 3 – 03 L
Houston Texans191.1365.51742600 – 4 – 11 – 5 – 01 – 5 – 11 – 1 – 16 L
 
National Football Conference
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Philadelphia Eagles1010.9090.03032165 – 1 – 05 – 0 – 06 – 1 – 02 – 1 – 02 W
Minnesota Vikings920.8180.02622575 – 1 – 04 – 1 – 06 – 2 – 03 – 0 – 01 W
San Francisco 49ers740.6360.02491734 – 1 – 03 – 3 – 06 – 2 – 04 – 0 – 04 W
Tampa Bay Buccaneers560.4550.02002033 – 3 – 02 – 3 – 05 – 2 – 02 – 1 – 01 L
Dallas Cowboys830.7270.02791875 – 1 – 03 – 2 – 07 – 3 – 03 – 1 – 02 W
New York Giants740.6360.02252324 – 2 – 03 – 2 – 03 – 4 – 00 – 2 – 02 L
Washington Commanders750.5830.02332363 – 3 – 04 – 2 – 04 – 4 – 01 – 2 – 03 W
Seattle Seahawks650.5451.02912813 – 2 – 03 – 3 – 04 – 4 – 02 – 1 – 02 L
Atlanta Falcons570.4172.52722934 – 2 – 01 – 5 – 04 – 5 – 01 – 3 – 01 L
Detroit Lions470.3643.02753102 – 4 – 02 – 3 – 04 – 4 – 02 – 1 – 01 L
Green Bay Packers480.3333.52352833 – 3 – 01 – 5 – 03 – 5 – 01 – 2 – 02 L
Arizona Cardinals480.3333.52643211 – 6 – 03 – 2 – 03 – 6 – 01 – 4 – 02 L
Carolina Panthers480.3333.52302664 – 3 – 00 – 5 – 03 – 5 – 03 – 1 – 01 W
New Orleans Saints480.3333.52492803 – 4 – 01 – 4 – 03 – 5 – 01 – 2 – 01 L
Los Angeles Rams380.2734.01782532 – 4 – 01 – 4 – 03 – 6 – 01 – 3 – 05 L
Chicago Bears390.2504.52513052 – 3 – 01 – 6 – 01 – 7 – 00 – 3 – 05 L

NBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
 WLPctConf GBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Boston174.81010-17-32-011-49-14 W
Milwaukee145.7372.011-23-34-18-45-52 W
Cleveland138.6194.08-15-73-211-45-51 L
Indiana128.6004.57-45-41-19-47-31 W
Philadelphia129.5715.07-55-42-310-77-33 W
Toronto119.5505.58-23-71-38-75-52 W
Washington1110.5246.08-43-63-27-86-41 W
Atlanta1110.5246.07-44-61-28-84-63 L
Brooklyn1111.5006.56-45-73-17-56-42 W
10 New York1011.4767.04-56-61-26-55-51 W
11 Miami1011.4767.08-42-75-16-76-43 W
12 Chicago911.4507.55-54-62-18-64-61 W
13 Charlotte615.28611.03-63-92-53-113-71 L
14 Orlando516.23812.04-71-91-22-113-75 L
15 Detroit518.21713.03-72-110-51-142-83 L
 
Western Conference
 WLPctConf GBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Phoenix146.70011-13-55-012-37-35 W
Denver137.6501.05-28-54-211-46-43 W
New Orleans128.6002.07-35-54-18-57-31 W
Memphis128.6002.07-25-63-27-55-52 W
LA Clippers139.5912.07-56-43-210-86-42 W
Sacramento109.5263.56-44-52-44-67-33 L
Portland1110.5243.54-57-51-18-53-72 L
Utah1211.5223.56-36-83-111-62-85 L
Dallas1010.5004.09-31-71-26-54-61 W
10 Golden State1111.5004.09-12-104-38-76-41 L
11 Minnesota1011.4764.55-65-52-15-75-53 L
12 Oklahoma City813.3816.55-53-80-53-84-62 L
13 LA Lakers712.3686.55-62-60-55-105-51 L
14 San Antonio615.2868.53-83-70-22-131-98 L
15 Houston515.2509.03-52-101-23-114-61 L

NHL STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
 GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
Boston Bruins2219303818884813-0-06-3-09-1-0
New Jersey Devils231940381987519-3-010-1-09-1-0
Toronto Maple Leafs241455331473617-2-37-3-27-1-2
New York Islanders241590301578628-3-07-6-06-4-0
Carolina Hurricanes231265291064635-3-17-3-44-2-4
Tampa Bay Lightning221381271376717-3-16-5-06-4-0
Detroit Red Wings211164261068657-3-24-3-25-3-2
Pittsburgh Penguins231184261079734-3-27-5-26-2-2
New York Rangers231094241069674-5-36-4-14-5-1
10 Florida Panthers23109424978816-2-34-7-13-4-3
11 Montreal Canadiens221110123865776-6-05-4-16-4-0
12 Washington Capitals2410113231067757-4-13-7-24-5-1
13 Philadelphia Flyers23810521856755-5-13-5-41-6-3
14 Buffalo Sabres22912119981795-7-14-5-02-7-1
15 Ottawa Senators21812117866715-6-03-6-14-5-1
16 Columbus Blue Jackets21712216760876-8-11-4-14-4-2
 
Western Conference
 GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
Vegas Golden Knights241761351683637-5-010-1-15-4-1
Dallas Stars231364301388666-2-27-4-25-2-3
Seattle Kraken221453311484686-4-28-1-18-1-1
Winnipeg Jets211461291468538-2-06-4-17-3-0
Los Angeles Kings251294281185906-4-26-5-24-3-3
Colorado Avalanche201271251068525-3-17-4-07-3-0
Edmonton Oilers2212100241274786-6-06-4-05-5-0
Calgary Flames22109323967707-4-13-5-25-4-1
Minnesota Wild21109222962625-6-15-3-15-4-1
10 Nashville Predators21109222855667-3-23-6-06-3-1
11 St. Louis Blues2211110221063785-5-06-6-07-3-0
12 Vancouver Canucks23911321980883-5-16-6-25-5-0
13 San Jose Sharks25813420776892-8-46-5-05-4-1
14 Arizona Coyotes20710317754701-2-16-8-24-4-2
15 Chicago Blackhawks21611416652784-6-22-5-21-7-2
16 Anaheim Ducks23615214459964-6-02-9-22-7-1

FOOTBALL HISTORY

1905 Chicago versus Michigan

The November 30, 1905, game between the University of Chicago Maroons and the Michigan Wolverines was the most crucial game of the season for the two schools, which were the first significant football powers in the western United States. It is considered the original “Game of the Century” in college football played on Thanksgiving Day. The Wolverines had Coach Fielding H Yost, famous for his hurry-up offenses that could score a point a minute. Amos Alonzo Stagg, the legendary innovator, led the opposite sideline for the Maroons. His clever tactics and disciplined squad matched anyone in that era. The game was a tightly played contest.
The Maroons scored a safety in the final 10 minutes to end Michigan’s 56-game unbeaten streak. The Maroons finished 11-0 under Amos Alonzo Stagg, outscoring their opponents 271-5, and were retroactively named national champions. Final score 2-0 Chicago. ESPN named it as the 43rd Greatest Game in College Football’s first 150 years.

SPORTS BY THE NUMBERS

35 – 20 – 26 – 68 – 15 – 27 – 33 – 19 – 24 – 8

November 30, 1954 – 20th Heisman Trophy Award went to Wisconsin full back Number 35, Alan Ameche.

November 30, 1959 – 1960 NFL Draft Number 20, Billy Cannon from LSU became the first pick by Los Angeles Rams

November 30, 1961 – Billy Williams, Number 26, of the Chicago Cubs was voted NL Rookie of Year

November 30, 1963 – CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat BC Lions, 21-10; features controversial sequence involving American players Number 68, Angelo Mosca and Number 15, Willie Fleming

November 30, 1968 – CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: Ottawa Rough Riders defeat Calgary Stampeder, 24-21; MVP Number 27, Vic Washington’s 79-yard TD run remains a Grey Cup record

November 30, 1976 – The 42nd Heisman Trophy Award was given to Pitt Panthers running back, Number 33, Tony Dorsett.

November 30, 1981 – NY Yankee Number 19, Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year Award

November 30, 1993 – NFL formally announced its 30th franchise would be the Jacksonville JaguarsNovember 30, 2015 – LA Lakers star , Number 24, Kobe Bryant announced his intention to retire at the end of the season. The Lakers retired not only the Number 24 but also the jersey Bryant wore earlier in his career Number 8.