INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REGIONAL MATCH-UPS

CLASS 6A

CARROLL (11-0) VS. LAFAYETTE JEFF (9-2)

WESTFIELD (7-3) AT HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (11-0)

CATHEDRAL (9-1) AT BROWNSBURG (10-1)

WARREN CENTRAL (6-5) AT CENTER GROVE (9-2)

CLASS 5A

MERRILLVILLE (9-2) AT VALPARAISO (8-3)

FORT WAYNE SNIDER (10-1) AT MISHAWAKA (10-1)

PLAINFIELD (6-5) AT WHITELAND (10-1)

BLOOMINGTON SOUTH (9-1) AT CASTLE (7-4)

CLASS 4A

NORTHRIDGE (8-4) AT NEW PRAIRIE (11-1)

KOKOMO (11-1) AT COLUMBIA CITY (11-1)

NEW PALESTINE (12-0) AT RONCALLI (11-1)

EAST CENTRAL (10-2) AT EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL (9-3)

CLASS 3A

WEST LAFAYETTE (12-0) AT KNOX (9-3)

YORKTOWN (9-3) AT BISHOP CHATARD (8-4)

MONROVIA (5-7) AT OWEN VALLEY (12-0)

LAWRENCEBURG (11-1) VS. SOUTHRIDGE (11-1)

CLASS 2A

LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (9-3) AT ANDREAN (8-3)

BLUFFTON (8-4) AT FORT WAYNE BISHOP LUERS (7-5)

LAPEL (7-5) AT LINTON-STOCKTON (12-0)

EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (9-3) AT TRITON CENTRAL (10-2)

CLASS A

NORTH JUDSON (11-1) AT PARK TUDOR (9-3)

CARROLL (11-1) AT ADAMS CENTRAL (12-0)

NORTH DECATUR (12-0) AT SHERIDAN (11-1)

PROVIDENCE (9-2) AT LUTHERAN (12-0)

INDIANA GIRLS BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD

ANDREAN54MARQUETTE CATHOLIC26 
BORDEN52CLARKSVILLE18 
BOWMAN ACADEMY37GARY WEST36 
CENTER GROVE46WARREN CENTRAL442OT
CENTRAL NOBLE52EAST NOBLE18 
CHARLESTOWN71FLOYD CENTRAL49 
CLINTON CENTRAL61ELWOOD16 
COLUMBIA CITY61WHITKO20 
COLUMBUS EAST58BLOOMINGTON SOUTH53 
DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN69GARY 21ST CENTURY16 
DECATUR CENTRAL54PERRY MERIDIAN49 
DUGGER UNION58BLOOMINGTON LIGHTHOUSE48 
ELKHART64JIMTOWN20 
EVANSVILLE MATER DEI66EVANSVILLE HARRISON26 
FAITH CHRISTIAN55LAFAYETTE JEFF45 
FOREST PARK57SPRINGS VALLEY28 
FORT WAYNE DWENGER38BLUFFTON29 
FRANKLIN CENTRAL62WHITELAND51 
FRONTIER62NORTH MONTGOMERY33 
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN66LAPEL55 
HIGHLAND45KOUTS37 
INDIANAPOLIS RONCALLI46COVENANT CHRISTIAN34 
INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA59CHRISTEL HOUSE MANUAL11 
JAY COUNTY74FORT WAYNE SOUTH20 
LAKELAND53LAKEWOOD PARK40 
LAWRENCE NORTH51MOORESVILLE35 
LOWELL66HAMMOND MORTON32 
MICHIGAN CITY50TRI-TWP.46 
MISHAWAKA56LAPORTE36 
MORGAN TWP.64KNOX47 
MOUNT VERNON (FORTVILLE)45INDIANAPOLIS CHATARD31 
NEW PRAIRIE51SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH36 
NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG)70WASHINGTON CATHOLIC32 
NORTH JUDSON56HEBRON19 
NORTH PUTNAM48COVINGTON31 
NORTHEAST DUBOIS57NORTH DAVIESS18 
PRINCETON64EVANSVILLE BOSSE21 
RENSSELAER CENTRAL61TRI-COUNTY52 
SOUTH DECATUR65MORRISTOWN46 
SOUTHMONT36FOUNTAIN CENTRAL20 
TELL CITY57MOUNT VERNON (POSEY)25 
TIPTON30TRI-CENTRAL28 
TRI53GREENFIELD-CENTRAL39 
TRITON CENTRAL78CASCADE53 
VINCENNES RIVET47EASTERN GREENE24 
WABASH56MISSISSINEWA36 
WARSAW72TIPPECANOE VALLEY36 
WASHINGTON TWP.76HAMMOND CENTRAL43 
WEST WASHINGTON68SOUTH CENTRAL (ELIZABETH)36 
WESTERN BOONE53MONROVIA49OT
WHITE RIVER VALLEY55WEST VIGO48 
BANKS OF WABASH TOURNAMENT
PARKE HERITAGE36NORTH VERMILLION26R1
RIVERTON PARKE58SOUTH VERMILLION15R1

WEEK 11 SCHEDULE FOR THE STATE OF INDIANA

BUTLER AT DRAKE, NOVEMBER 12 AT 2 P.M.

HANOVER AT FRANKLIN, NOVEMBER 12 AT 1:30 P.M.

INDIANA AT OHIO STATE, NOVEMBER 12 (TIME TBA) (TV: TBA)

INDIANA STATE AT WESTERN ILLINOIS, NOVEMBER 12 AT 2 P.M. (TV: ESPN+)

INDIANA WESLEYAN VS. MADONNA, NOVEMBER 12 AT NOON (TV: ESPN3)

MANCHESTER AT ANDERSON, NOVEMBER 12 AT 1:30 P.M.

MARIAN AT LAWRENCE TECH, NOVEMBER 12 AT 1 P.M.

NOTRE DAME VS. NAVY, NOVEMBER 12 AT NOON (TV: ABC)

PURDUE AT ILLINOIS, NOVEMBER 12 (TIME TBA) (TV: TBA)

ROSE-HULMAN AT MT. ST. JOSEPH, NOVEMBER 12 AT 1:30 P.M. (TV: INDIANA SRN)

ST. FRANCIS AT CONCORDIA, NOVEMBER 12 AT 1 P.M.

TAYLOR VS. SIENA HEIGHTS, NOVEMBER 12 AT 1 P.M.

TRINE AT KALAMAZOO, NOVEMBER 12 AT 1 P.M.

UINDY VS. TRUMAN, NOVEMBER 12 AT 2 P.M.

VALPARAISO AT MARIST, NOVEMBER 12 AT 11 A.M. (TV: ESPN+)

WABASH AT DEPAUW, NOVEMBER 12 AT 1:07 P.M. (TV: XFINITY CHANNEL 81 OR ISC TV)

NATIONAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WEEK 11

WEEK 11

THURSDAY, NOV. 10

LOUISIANA 36 GEORGIA SOUTHERN 17

MEMPHIS 26 TULSA 10

FRIDAY, NOV. 11

EAST CAROLINA AT CINCINNATI | 8 P.M. | ESPN2

COLORADO AT USC | 9:30 P.M. | FS1

FRESNO STATE AT UNLV | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN

SATURDAY, NOV. 12

MISSOURI AT TENNESSEE | 12 P.M. | CBS

LSU AT ARKANSAS | 12 P.M. | ESPN

INDIANA AT OHIO STATE | 12 P.M. | FOX

VANDERBILT AT KENTUCKY | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK

RUTGERS AT MICHIGAN STATE | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

NOTRE DAME VS. NAVY (BALTIMORE, MARYLAND) | 12 P.M. | ABC

LIBERTY AT UCONN | 12 P.M. | CBSSN

OKLAHOMA AT WEST VIRGINIA | 12 P.M. | FS1

PURDUE AT ILLINOIS | 12 P.M. | ESPN2

VIRGINIA TECH AT DUKE | 12 P.M. | ESPN3

PITT AT VIRGINIA | 12 P.M. | ACC NETWORK

SMU AT SOUTH FLORIDA | 12 P.M. | ESPNU

UL MONROE AT GEORGIA STATE | 1 P.M. | ESPN+

JAMES MADISON AT OLD DOMINION | 1 P.M. | ESPN+

RICE AT WESTERN KENTUCKY | 2 P.M. | ESPN+

UMASS AT ARKANSAS STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN3

TEMPLE AT HOUSTON | 3 P.M. | ESPN+

ALABAMA AT OLE MISS | 3:30 P.M. | CBS

NEBRASKA AT MICHIGAN | 3:30 P.M. | ABC

LOUISVILLE AT CLEMSON | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN

UCF AT TULANE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN2

IOWA STATE AT OKLAHOMA STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPNU

MARYLAND AT PENN STATE | 3:30 P.M. | FOX

WISCONSIN AT IOWA | 3:30 P.M. | FS1

BOSTON COLLEGE AT NC STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK

ARMY AT TROY | 3:30 P.M. | NFL NETWORK

MIAMI (FLA.) AT GEORGIA TECH | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN3

NEW MEXICO AT AIR FORCE | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN

APPALACHIAN STATE AT MARSHALL | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+

CHARLOTTE AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN3

LOUISIANA TECH AT UTSA | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+

NORTHWESTERN AT MINNESOTA | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

ARIZONA STATE AT WASHINGTON STATE | 3:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORKS

NORTH TEXAS AT UAB | 3:30 P.M. | STADIUM

SOUTH CAROLINA AT FLORIDA | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK

LAMAR AT NEW MEXICO STATE | 4 P.M. | FLOFOOTBALL

TEXAS STATE AT SOUTH ALABAMA | 5 P.M. | ESPN+

GEORGIA AT MISSISSIPPI STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN

WASHINGTON AT OREGON | 7 P.M. | FOX

KANSAS STATE AT BAYLOR | 7 P.M. | FS1

KANSAS AT TEXAS TECH | 7 P.M. | BIG 12/ESPN+

WYOMING AT COLORADO STATE | 7 P.M. | CBSSN

FLORIDA ATLANTIC AT FIU | 7 P.M. | STADIUM

TCU AT TEXAS | 7:30 P.M. | ABC

NORTH CAROLINA AT WAKE FOREST | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN2

TEXAS A&M AT AUBURN | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK

SOUTHERN MISS AT COASTAL CAROLINA | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU

FLORIDA STATE AT SYRACUSE | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK

CAL AT OREGON STATE | 9 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORKS

STANFORD AT UTAH | 10 P.M. | ESPN

ARIZONA AT UCLA | 10:30 P.M. | FOX

SAN JOSE STATE AT SAN DIEGO STATE | 10:30 P.M. | FS1

BOISE STATE AT NEVADA | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN

UTAH STATE AT HAWAI’I | 11 P.M. | SPECTRUM SPORTS PPV

NFL WEEK 10

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10

CAROLINA 25 ATLANTA 15

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13

SEATTLE VS. TAMPA BAY (MUNICH) NFLN 9:30

MINNESOTA AT BUFFALO FOX 1:00

DETROIT AT CHICAGO FOX 1:00

JACKSONVILLE AT KANSAS CITY CBS 1:00

CLEVELAND AT MIAMI CBS 1:00

HOUSTON AT NEW YORK GIANTS CBS 1:00

NEW ORLEANS AT PITTSBURGH FOX 1:00

DENVER AT TENNESSEE CBS 1:00

INDIANAPOLIS AT LAS VEGAS CBS 4:05

DALLAS AT GREEN BAY FOX 4:25

ARIZONA AT LOS ANGELES RAMS FOX 4:25

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS AT SAN FRANCISCO NBC 8:20

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14

WASHINGTON AT PHILADELPHIA ESPN 8:15

BYE WEEK: BALTIMORE, CINCINNATI, NEW ENGLAND, N.Y. JETS

TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD

#5 Kansas 82 North Dakota State 59

#9 Creighton 96 North Dakota 61

#12 Texas 82 Houston Christian 31

#13 Indiana 101 BETHUNE COOKMAN 49

#25 Texas Tech 78 Texas Southern 54

COMPLETE SCOREBOARD: http://hosted.stats.com/cbk/scoreboard.asp?conf=-1&day=20221110

TOP 25 WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD

#4 IOWA 115 EVANSVILLE 62

#5 TENNESSEE 74 MASSACHUSETTS 65

#6 UCONN 98 NORTHEASTERN 39

#7 LOUISVILLE 84 IUPUI 62

#8 IOWA STATE 79 SOUTHERN 55

#10 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 89 ELON 55

#18 BAYLOR 71 INCARNATE WORD 42

#19 ARIZONA 113 NORTHERN ARIZONA 56

#21 CREIGHTON 74 SOUTH DAKOTA 51

COMPLETE SCOREBOARD: http://hosted.stats.com/wcbk/scoreboard.asp?conf=-1&day=20221110

NBA SCOREBOARD

WASHINGTON 113 DALLAS 105

ATLANTA 104 PHILADELPHIA 95

MIAMI 117 CHARLOTTE 112 OT

PORTLAND 106 NEW ORLEANS 95

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

NHL SCOREBOARD

BOSTON 3 CALGARY 1

VEGAS 7 BUFFALO 4

NEW JERSEY 4 OTTAWA 3

CAROLINA 7 EDMONTON 2

COLUMBUS 5 PHILADELPHIA 2

NY RANGERS 8 DETROIT 2

ARIZONA 2 NY ISLANDERS 0

ST. LOUIS 5 SAN JOSE 3

COLORADO 5 NASHVILLE 3

LOS ANGELES 2 CHICAGO 1

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

TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES

VERLANDER DECLINES $25M ASTROS OPTION, BECOMES FREE AGENT

NEW YORK (AP) Justin Verlander declined a $25 million option with the Houston Astros to become a free agent on Thursday, five days after helping the team with its second World Series title.

The 39-year-old right-hander likely headed to his third Cy Young Award got his first World Series win in nine starts in Game 5 against Philadelphia. The day before that happened, he said it was too early to think about his future.

“Really and truly it’s been a hell of a ride no matter what happens, whether I stay or don’t,” he said. “I’ve really enjoyed my time with this group of guys and the city and getting to know the city.”

Verlander was among four players who became free agents Thursday, raising the total to 165.

Verlander played for Detroit from 2005 until he was traded to the Astros in August 2017. He agreed to a $66 million contract covering 2020 and 2021, then hurt his elbow and needed Tommy John surgery.

After pitching one game over the previous two seasons, Verlander became a free agent and re-signed with Houston for a $25 million, one-year deal that included the option. He went 18-4 with a major league-best 1.75 ERA in 28 starts, then was 2-0 with a 5.85 ERA in four postseason outings. He is 244-133 with a 3.24 ERA and 3,198 strikeouts in 17 seasons.

“I really did enjoy kind of just talking with some teams and just kind of like hearing their philosophies and getting to talk about my philosophies with pitching and just talk baseball,” he said. “I didn’t get the traditional come into the city and get all the pizzazz because it was a short timeframe.”

Several others have option decisions due later Thursday. Among the other moves, the New York Mets turned down an $8 million option on right-hander Mychal Givens in favor of a $1.5 million buyout, Baltimore said no to an $11 million option on right-hander Jordan Lyles and will pay a $1 million buyout, and Boston said it and the player had declined a $12 million mutual option on outfielder Tommy Pham, who gets a $1.5 million buyout.

PHILLIES SLUGGER HARPER TO GET ELBOW CHECKED NEXT WEEK

LAS VEGAS (AP) Philadelphia slugger Bryce Harper is set to have his damaged right elbow checked next week to see whether surgery will be needed.

The two-time NL MVP tore an elbow ligament in April and couldn’t play the outfield for the rest of the year.

Harper, who turned 30 in October, will meet with prominent orthopedist Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Monday to have his torn ulnar collateral ligament examined.

“It could be no surgery to Tommy John surgery,” Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski told reporters Wednesday at the MLB general managers’ meetings in Las Vegas. “We’ll just have to wait and see what the doctor says.”

Harper batted .286 with 18 home runs and 65 RBIs in 99 games. He was a force as the Phillies’ designated hitter and led their push into the World Series, where they lost in six games to Houston.

“It did not bother his elbow to hit,” Dombrowski said. “So that’s one good thing.”

In late June, Harper suffered a broken thumb when he was hit by a pitch and was sidelined for two months.

Harper signed a $330 million, 13-year contract as a free agent to join the Phillies for the 2019 season. A seven-time All-Star, he was the MVP of the NL Championship Series this year.

METS EXERCISE OPTIONS ON CARLOS CARRASCO, JOHN CURTISS

LAS VEGAS (AP) The New York Mets exercised a $14 million option on right-hander Carlos Carrasco and a $775,000 option on reliever John Curtiss, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery.

Carrasco, 35, was 15-7 with a 3.97 ERA in his second season with the Mets, who acquired him from Cleveland in the Francisco Lindor trade in January 2021. By exercising the option, the Mets made the contract worth $48.25 million for four seasons. Carrasco can become a free agent after next year’s World Series.

“We value him as a starter and like the arsenal of tools, like the presence that he brings on the mound,” Mets general manager Billy Eppler said Thursday at the general managers’ meetings. “Reliable, and we know he can handle New York.”

Curtiss had Tommy John surgery on Sept. 7 last year, was let go by Milwaukee and signed with the Mets in April. The 29-year-old has pitched for Minnesota (2017-18), the Los Angeles Angels (2019), Tampa Bay (2020), Miami (2021) and the Brewers (2021), going 6-2 with a 3.63 ERA and two saves.

KUZMA SCORES 36 TO LEAD WIZARDS PAST MAVERICKS 113-105

WASHINGTON (AP) Kyle Kuzma scored 36 points, and the Washington Wizards overcame the absence of Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porzingis to beat the Dallas Mavericks 113-105 on Thursday night.

Rui Hachimura added 23 points for Washington, which was missing Beal because of health and safety protocols and Porzingis because of a left groin strain. The Wizards fell behind 22-8 but quickly rallied and eventually pulled away thanks to a trio of 3-pointers by Kuzma early in the fourth.

“It’s a character win, it’s a gutsy win, however you want to characterize it,” coach Wes Unseld Jr. said. “Never ideal to be down a few players, especially two guys that really do a lot for you offensively.”

Spencer Dinwiddie, who went to Dallas in the trade that sent Porzingis to Washington, led the Mavericks with 33 points, and Luka Doncic contributed 22. The Mavericks have lost two in a row following a four-game winning streak.

“We haven’t done our job the last two games,” Dallas coach Jason Kidd said. “That’s why you play 82 of them, and so we’ll go back and look at this.”

The Wizards (6-6) haven’t started quite as impressively as last season, when they won 10 of their first 13 games, but Thursday’s performance gave them back-to-back victories for only the second time this season. It was the start of a six-game homestand for Washington, the first four of which are against teams from the Western Conference.

Washington climbed out of its early deficit and trailed 61-58 at halftime. The Wizards then closed the third quarter strong and led 87-83 before Kuzma opened the fourth with a 3-pointer. He later made two more 3s to make it 98-86.

“I just got a good rhythm right from the jump,” Kuzma said. “I just really just set my intentions on the night of just trying to be aggressive, trying to score first and then find my teammates second.”

With Porzingis unavailable, Daniel Gafford made an impact with 11 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks.

LOOKING BACK

Dinwiddie said he didn’t appreciate some of the narratives that accompanied his exit from the Wizards.

“They tried to frame it as if I was saying I should be the man or something, which is blatantly false, because we had Bradley Beal,” he said. “And even when I signed, it was to be Bradley Beal’s co-pilot.”

NEW STREAK

After scoring at least 30 points in each of the first nine games, Doncic has been held under that by both Orlando and the Wizards.

TIP-INS

Mavericks: Christian Wood (left knee sprain) and Davis Bertans (right knee effusion) were out. … Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points and Dwight Powell had 14. … Doncic received a technical foul in the third quarter.

Wizards: Delon Wright (right hamstring strain) and Taj Gibson (cervical strain) did not play. … The Wizards wore pink jerseys as part of their City Edition Cherry Blossom uniforms. … Kuzma had 11 rebounds and six assists. … The Washington bench outscored Dallas’ 50-25.

UP NEXT

Mavericks: Host Portland on Saturday night.

Wizards: Host Utah on Saturday night.

YOUNG HELPS HAWKS PULL AWAY IN 2ND HALF, BEAT 76ERS 104-95

ATLANTA (AP) A sloppy offensive game left the Atlanta Hawks looking for a better finish and the Philadelphia 76ers looking for better play at point guard.

Trae Young scored 26 points, Clint Capela added 18 points with 20 rebounds and the Hawks pulled away late in the third period before surviving a late scare to beat the 76ers 104-95 on Thursday night.

The Hawks led by 20 points before the 76ers pulled within seven.

“We’ve just got to be better at not relaxing at all and not looking at that scoreboard,” Young said. “We’ve just got to finish the game.”

Joel Embiid led Philadelphia with 26 points and 13 rebounds for his second straight double-double after missing three games with the flu.

The 76ers, still adjusting after losing James Harden for approximately one month with a right foot strain, had 17 turnovers and 15 assists.

“The lack of point guard play I thought was really clear tonight,” said 76ers coach Doc Rivers. “We’re going to have to make an adjustment there.”

Tyrese Maxey made 5 of 17 shots while De’Anthony Melton had three turnovers and one assist as Philadelphia’s starting guards. Maxey has made 9 of 35 shots in his last two games.

“I’ve got to get back to attacking to score and not attacking to get to the line,” Maxey said. “It’s going to come. It’s going to come back to me.”

Young and Capela each had two baskets in Atlanta’s 12-0 run to close the third quarter. The Hawks led by only two points before taking an 80-66 advantage into the final period.

Rookie A.J. Griffin’s 3-pointer early in the fourth extended Atlanta’s lead to 89-74.

Rivers called a timeout with 8:59 remaining and stopped play again about a minute later. The coach couldn’t find a way to stop the Hawks’ momentum and pulled his starters with less than five minutes remaining.

The 76ers’ backups, led by Montrezl Harrell, cut Atlanta’s lead to seven points with about two minutes remaining. Hawks coach Nate McMillan was forced to return all five starters for the final minute.

The 76ers couldn’t complete the comeback.

“We’ve been in a lot of close ones that should have been wins,” Maxey said. “We’ve got to break through and start winning these games.”

A steal by Dejounte Murray led to a jam by Onyeka Okongwu that extended Atlanta’s lead to 20 points at 94-74.

The Hawks led 46-42 at halftime as each team struggled with poor shooting, especially from long distance. The Hawks made 1 of 11 3-pointers in the half and finished 6 of 26. The 76ers made 2 of 14 3s in the half and 6 of 30 for the game.

Georges Niang, who scored a season-high 21 points in the 76ers’ 100-88 win over Phoenix on Monday, was scoreless before his layup tied the game at 55 midway through the third.

John Collins answered with a three-point play, giving the Hawks a lead they wouldn’t lose.

PLAYOFF APPROACH

The teams play again on Saturday in Philadelphia.

“Our approach was like a playoff series,” McMillan said. “We wanted to get the first one. Now we’re greedy and want to get the second one.”

TIP-INS

76ers: Tucker started and had only three points in 24 minutes after he was added to the injury report as questionable with a left hip contusion. … Maxey had 15 points and five assists. Tobias Harris had 12 points.

Hawks: F Jalen Johnson was treated for tightness in his right hamstring following Wednesday night’s game. He was listed as questionable and had two points in only six minutes. … Capela set a season high in rebounds. … De’Andre Hunter had 14 points. Okongwu had 10 points and 11 rebounds.

UP NEXT

Rivers said he likes playing the same team in back-to-back games “as far as the competitive part of it.” He said he didn’t understand the need to include travel between the games.

BUTLER SCORES 35, HEAT HOLD OFF HORNETS 117-112 IN OT

MIAMI (AP) Another night, another close game for the Miami Heat. And Jimmy Butler wouldn’t let this one get away.

Butler scored 35 points, finishing two assists shy of a triple-double, and the Heat recovered to beat to beat Charlotte 117-112 in overtime Thursday night.

Miami led by as many as 15 points, as many as 12 in the fourth, but needed Butler to score eight consecutive Heat points at the end of regulation just to get into the extra session.

“I thought it was an important game, an important win for us, mentally and emotionally,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.

Butler had 10 rebounds and eight assists for Miami. Bam Adebayo scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, while Duncan Robinson scored 14. Max Strus and Gabe Vincent each added 12 points for the Heat.

Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 29 points for Charlotte, which got 22 from Terry Rozier and 16 from Jaden McDaniels. Mason Plumlee had a 13-point, 15-rebound game for short-handed Charlotte, which dropped its seventh straight.

“I’ve been around teams that didn’t care that much,” Hornets coach Steve Clifford said. “We have a good group. Is it concerning? We’re in a tough spot. I mean, we have no room for error. We have to knock it out of the park here to win right now with what we have. And yet, we’ve done it a couple of times and we can do it again.”

They almost did it Thursday.

The Hornets for 14 seconds in the game’s opening moments, and for the next 3 1/2 quarters, the lead was held nonstop by Miami.

Until midway through the fourth.

Miami led by 12 going into the final quarter and quickly wasted every bit of that edge. A 12-0 run by the Hornets tied the game, and a three-point play by Plumlee with 6:50 left in the fourth put Charlotte up 90-89 – its first lead since 3-0.

The Hornets would lead by as many as five, but couldn’t finish it off. And Miami, for the 10th time in 12 games this season, played a contest that was decided by single digits.

“We’re not trying to have that happen,” Adebayo said. “But it makes the game interesting.”

Miami had 30 points off turnovers to Charlotte’s 10.

Charlotte got a Miami stop late in overtime and called time, down by one. But the Hornets’ ensuing possession went nowhere – Oubre traveled almost immediately after the ball was inbounded. And Charlotte’s next play was equally disastrous, with Rozier throwing up a desperation 3-pointer with about 8 seconds left on the clock and the Hornets down three.

The ball bounced off the side of the backboard, and there went Charlotte’s last good chance.

TIP-INS

Hornets: LaMelo Ball (sprained left ankle) has missed all 13 games this season, Cody Martin (left quad soreness) missed his 12th and Gordon Hayward (left shoulder contusion) missed his fifth. … Charlotte fell to 1-2 in overtime this season. … The Hornets lost Dennis Smith Jr. in OT to what appeared to be a sprained left ankle.

Heat: Tyler Herro (left ankle) remained out. … Basketball enthusiast – and pretty good pickup player – Adam Sandler, the actor and comic who performed shows in South Florida earlier in the week, watched the game from a suite. … It was Miami’s first OT game of the season.

HEAT 3K

It was the 3,000th game in Heat history, including playoffs. Their record is 1,585-1,415.

NO STORM

As Hurricane Nicole was making landfall in Florida on Wednesday night, the Hornets were flying in from Charlotte – their flight path taking them over the storm. But the team landed in Miami without incident.

UP NEXT

The teams play again Saturday in Miami.

GRANT, BLAZERS WIN AGAIN ON THE ROAD, 106-95 OVER PELICANS

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Jerami Grant dribbled between his legs, knifed between New Orleans forwards Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram and dunked hard with two hands before defenders Herb Jones and Trey Murphy III could meet him at the rim.

That forceful fourth-quarter flush highlighted Grant’s 27-point performance, and the Portland Trail Blazers overcame the absence of star guard Damian Lillard to defeat the Pelicans 106-95 on Thursday night.

Anfrenee Simmons, who hit five 3-pointers and scored 23 points for Portland, called Grant’s explosive dunk, which left fans gasping, a “nail in the coffin.”

Grant, who hit four 3-pointers and several midrange shots, said he knew Pelicans defenders would “have to press up a little bit” as he dribbled near the top of the key.

“I gave them a little misdirection and then the lane opened up,” Grant said. “I knew I had to be aggressive, especially with Dame out.”

Former Pelican Josh Hart added 17 points for the Blazers, who improved to 6-1 on the road.

“We’re winning. That’s all that matters to me,” said Hart, who was a fan favorite in New Orleans. “I want to win. I said that. I made that clear, and we’re doing that. I’m fully happy, fully committed and ready to keep it going.”

The Blazers, who won at Charlotte a night earlier, rested Lillard, who’d recently missed four games with a right calf strain.

But Portland wound up not needing him to improve to 4-1 on its six-game trip and get the best of former Blazers guard CJ McCollum.

“They just played harder, and we didn’t play smart,” Pelicans coach Willie Green said. “We just got to run our stuff and take care of the basketball, and we didn’t. I thought their zone disrupted our flow, our rhythm, and that’s what it’s meant to do.”

Williamson scored 29 points and Murphy added 16 for New Orleans. Ingram scored 14 but fouled out with 3:32 left.

“We just weren’t mentally locked in,” Williamson said.

McCollum, who played despite feeling ill, finished with 13 points but missed 11 of 17 shots and went 1 of 7 from 3-point range.

New Orleans, normally among the NBA’s highest-scoring teams in the paint, shot just 41.8% (33 of 79) and was outscored inside, 46-36.

“Everything isn’t supposed to be easy,” McCollum said. “We’re supposed to go through some trials and tribulations. It’s about how you respond. … I’m not worried about it.”

The Blazers looked a step quicker, rebounding 11 of their own misses and scoring 18 second-chance points.

Portland also converted 17 Pelicans turnovers into 21 points while committing only nine turnovers.

“A will to win,” Grant said. “We want it more than a lot of teams right now. So, we’re coming out and we’re giving it everything.”

Portland took its first double-digit lead with an 11-2, fourth-quarter run that included a 3 by Justise Winslow and a 15-foot jumper by Grant. Nassir Little added a dunk and a layup as he was fouled after a Portland offensive rebound.

Little finished with 15 points and Winslow with 12.

TIP-INS

Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic was in uniform but remained on the bench, missing his second straight game with right adductor soreness. … Shaedon Sharpe, who scored 17 points in a reserve role in Charlotte, was held out with a sprained finger on his right hand.

Pelicans: Larry Nance Jr. returned from a left knee hyperextension. He played 23 minutes and had six rebounds but did not score … The Pelicans had scored at least 100 points in their previous 36 games dating back to last season. … Williamson played just 12 minutes in the first half, when he scored 12 points but also committed three fouls. … Jones scored 10 points.

UNHAPPY LILLARD

Portland coach Chauncey Billups said Lillard understandably wasn’t pleased about being scratched from the lineup, but stressed that players, coaches and team doctors all “have to trust each other,” adding that the club’s medical team knows “a lot more about this than I do, than Dame does.”

Although Lillard told Billups he “felt great,” the Blazers’ medical staff decided it was not wise for Lillard, who scored 26 points in the win over the Hornets, to play a third game in four nights. Lillard wanted to play for the first time against McCollum, who was his teammate in Portland for eight years before being traded to New Orleans last February.

“It’s just a medical decision – coming back from a soft tissue injury is always tough,” Billups said. “He’s a little down about it, but it is what it is. We’ve got to keep our guys safe.”

UP NEXT

Trail Blazers: At Dallas on Saturday.

Pelicans: Host Houston on Saturday.

NIKE-KYRIE RELATIONSHIP LIKELY FINISHED, KNIGHT TELLS CNBC

(AP) — The relationship between Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving and Nike is likely severed for good, the shoe giant’s co-founder told CNBC.

“I would doubt that we go back,” co-founder Phil Knight said in an interview that aired Thursday. “But I don’t know for sure.”

Nike announced last Friday that it has “suspended” its relationship with Irving and canceled its plans to release his next signature shoe, part of the massive fallout that followed his tweeting a link to a film containing antisemitic material. The Nets also suspended Irving for at least five games; he has missed four already.

Irving signed with Nike in 2011 and had a signature line of shoes since 2014, with his annual endorsement deal believed to be worth at least $11 million.

“Kyrie stepped over the line,” Knight said. “It’s kind of that simple. He made some statements that we just can’t abide by and that’s why we ended the relationship. And I was fine with that.”

Irving posted a since-deleted tweet last month with a link to a documentary called, “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America,” which includes Holocaust denial and conspiracy theories about Jews. In a contentious postgame interview session a couple days later, Irving defended his right to post what he wants.

The Nets said they decided to suspend Irving in part because he “refused to unequivocally say he has no antisemitic beliefs.” Nike evidently also tried to get Irving to clarify or apologize.

“Same situation. He was dug in,” Knight said.

Irving eventually made an Instagram post after the Nets announced their decision to suspend him, writing in part, “To All Jewish families and Communities that are hurt and affected from my post, I am deeply sorry to have caused you pain, and I apologize.”

A day later, Nike suspended its Irving relationship.

Irving has also been criticized by several anti-hate groups, including the Anti-Defamation League, as well as NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. Irving and Silver met earlier this week in New York to discuss the situation, one of many conditions the Nets wanted Irving to complete before they will reinstate him.

A small group of protesters were outside of Barclays Center before the team played the New York Knicks on Wednesday night, saying Irving has been treated unfairly by the team and others for speaking his mind.

“We look at who we sign and how much we pay and we look not only at how good the athlete is but what his or her character are,” Knight said. “It’s not an exact science, but it’s a process that we go through with a lot of intensity and with a lot of people sticking their hand in it.”

Irving has expressed no shortage of controversial opinions during his career. He repeatedly questioned whether the Earth was round before eventually apologizing to science teachers. After the pandemic hit in 2020, he urged players to consider not participating in the season resumption inside a bubble at Walt Disney World in Florida. And last year, his refusal to get a COVID-19 vaccine led to him being banned from playing in most of the Nets’ home games.

WILSON LEADS NO. 5 KANSAS TO 82-59 ROUT OF NORTH DAKOTA ST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas did exactly what was expected of the nation’s No. 5 team when the defending national champions played Omaha and North Dakota State to open the season: win in routs.

The stakes are about to get a whole lot higher with Duke awaiting in the Champions Classic.

Jalen Wilson had 21 points and nine rebounds, Gradey Dick added 12 points and MJ Rice scored 10 in his college debut on Thursday night, helping the high-flying Jayhawks roll to a 82-59 victory over the Bison in their final dress rehearsal before facing the No. 7 Blue Devils in Indianapolis.

“We’re just trying to get better,” said Jayhawks assistant Norm Roberts, who handled his second game in place of suspended coach Bill Self. “It’s not about who we’re playing. We’re talking about how we can improve as a basketball team. We’re still a long way from where we’re going to be. We’re gaining on it. We’re getting better.”

It was hard to see any flaws in the first half Thursday night. Kansas built a 48-19 lead before coasting to the victory.

Grant Nelson had 11 points to lead North Dakota State (0-2). Boden Skunberg scored 10.

“Shame on me if I don’t recognize what success looks like, and that’s a product of success over there,” Bison coach David Richman said. “That’s what we talked to our guys about: There are no secrets. Those guys play their tails off, they look like men, they’re unselfish. That’s a fun group to watch as you’re scouting them. Not a very fun group to play.”

North Dakota State gave the Jayhawks all they could handle when they met in December 2020 in Allen Fieldhouse, leading for more than 28 minutes only for the Jayhawks to score the final seven points and eke out a four-point win.

It wasn’t nearly as close Thursday night.

Wilson got off to a hot start, scoring 17 points in the first half, and Rice provided some additional energy with a high-flying dunk after missing the Jayhawks’ opening win over Omaha with a back injury earlier in the week.

“I’ve been dreaming about this for a long time,” Rice said. “When I finally got the opportunity, it was like, `Wow.'”

But it wasn’t until Wilson’s bucket with about 12 minutes to go that the game got out of hand.

Kansas proceeded to score 10 straight points, highlighted by Rice’s ally-oop dunk, and the run stretched to 13-2 on a 3-pointer by Joseph Yesufu. And when the Bison finally got a bucket, Yesufu answered with another 3, triggering another 11-0 run that gave the Jayhawks a 40-16 lead by the under-4 minute media timeout.

“Coming into the game, right out of the gate, you want to establish yourself to the opponent,” said Ernest Udeh Jr. who had eight points and four boards. “Right out of the gate you want to establish yourself to the opponent: `We mean business.'”

The Jayhawks shot 56% from the field in the first half, helped by four ally-oop dunks, while the Bison resorted to shooting desperation 3-pointers late in the shot clock. Twenty of their 28 shots in the first half came from beyond the arc.

The Bison outscored Kansas in the second half, though much of it came against the Jayhawks’ bench.

“We have great big expectations in our program that in March we’re competing against Arkansas or Kansas,” Richman said, “and hopefully these are great learning experiences for us.”

THE TAKEAWAY

The Jayhawks were brutally efficient on offense, but they really shined on defense. Texas Tech transfer Kevin McCullar Jr. has lived up to his billing as a perimeter stopper, and KJ Adams Jr. and Udeh dominated the paint. North Dakota State was just 9 of 32 from beyond the arc and the Jayhawks scored 22 points off turnovers.

UP NEXT

While the Jayhawks head to Indianapolis to face the Blue Devils in one of the marquee nonconference games of the season on Tuesday night, the Bison travel back to Fargo for their home opener against Pacific on Sunday.

NO. 12 TEXAS BOLTS TO BIG LEAD, SHUTS DOWN HOUSTON CHRISTIAN

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Marcus Carr scored 11 points and had four steals as No. 12 Texas used suffocating defense and a relentless fast break to defeat Houston Christian 82-31 Thursday night.

The Longhorns (2-0) raced to a 16-0 lead in the first five minutes. Texas forced 21 turnovers in the game, including 12 steals, that resulted in 32 points.

Texas had a 27-0 edge in fast-break points.

“We want to push the ball,” freshman Dillon Mitchell said. “When we go out and run we’re a dangerous team.”

Sir’Jabari Rice scored 11 points for Texas. Mitchell had 10 points and 12 rebounds, including eight of the Longhorns’ 21 on offense. They scored 19 second-chance points.

“We want to be one of the top teams in the country as far as crashing the boards,” Mitchell said. “That was a big emphasis.”

Timmy Allen had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Tyrese Hunter scored 10 points and seven rebounds.

Dylan Disu, who spent much of last season playing while recovering from knee surgery, looked spry, scoring eight points and making two blocks, one by chasing down a fast-breaking Brycen Long.

“That’s a big-time play, man,” coach Chris Beard said.

The Longhorns were strong inside, producing 52 points in the paint and outrebounding Houston Christian 56-33. But Texas made just 3 of 22 3-point attempts, missing its first 14.

“We’ll shoot the ball better,” Beard said. “I’m not worried.”

Texas raced to a 39-12 halftime lead as Houston Christian (0-2) committed 16 turnovers. The Longhorns scored 30 points in the paint but missed all 11 of their 3-pointers in the period. And it didn’t matter.

“Their pressure – they are so good defensively,” Houston Christian coach Ron Cottrell said.

BIG PICTURE

Houston Christian: Tristan Moore led Houston Christian with eight points. The Huskies shot 21.7%. The Huskies never gave themselves a chance. They missed their first five shots and committed seven turnovers while quickly falling far behind. “Obviously, they came out and blitzed us,” Cottrell said.

Texas: The Longhorns advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament by beating Virginia Tech last season, Beard’s first as the school’s coach. But they had some deficiencies, including a lack of superior athleticism. The addition of the 6-foot-8 Mitchell signals improvement in that area. During one stretch of less than two minutes in the first half, Mitchell cut along the baseline to dunk a pass from Hunter, ran down Pierce Bazil to block a fast-break layup attempt from behind, and converted an offensive rebound in to a layup.

LONGHORNS SALUTES DARIUS LEE

Texas honored Darius Lee, the Houston Baptist star who was shot and killed on June 20 in New York City, his hometown. The Longhorns gave shirts with Lee’s number, 23, to Houston Christian players.

“To see them do that was really special,” Cottrell said. “We’re seeing too much around the country right now with people losing friends and family and teammates to gun violence. It’s hard to put into words the emotion we’ve gone through.”

Beard said he appreciated his players coming up with the idea.

“It meant a lot to me,” Beard said.

UP NEXT

Houston Christian hosts Champion Christian, an NCAA Division II team from Hot Springs, Arkansas, on Monday.

Texas hosts No. 2 Gonzaga on Wednesday. Gonzaga defeated Texas 86-74 last season in Spokane.

DC AG FILING CIVIL SUIT VS. COMMANDERS, SNYDER, NFL, GOODELL

WASHINGTON (AP) The attorney general for the District of Columbia said Thursday his office is filing a civil consumer protection lawsuit against the Washington Commanders, owner Dan Snyder, the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Attorney General Karl Racine announced the civil complaint at a news conference, saying Snyder, Goodell, the team and league colluded to deceive D.C. residents about an investigation into the organization’s workplace culture.

“For years, the team and its owner have caused very real and very serious harm and then lied about it to dodge accountability,” Racine said, adding Goodell and the NFL misled the public. “They did all of this to hide the truth, protect their images and let the profits continue to roll.”

Racine said the team and league violated D.C. consumers’ rights based on what they knew about the organization’s workplace misconduct, alleging Snyder lied about his knowledge of the situation. While not specifying the damages he’s seeking, Racine said the law provides for fines of up to $5,000 per lie.

Asked about a parallel review into the team’s finances and withholding money from season-ticket holders, Racine said, “There’ll be more news on that next week.” Racine’s office launched an investigation into the team around the time the U.S. House Committee for Oversight and Reform referred its case, which initially centered on workplace culture issues, to the Federal Trade Commission for potential financial improprieties.

The team is the subject of multiple ongoing investigations, including by the attorneys general of D.C. and Virginia, Congress and the league. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy last week said former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White’s review on behalf of the league is ongoing and there is no timetable for when it will be completed.

“We will issue subpoenas,” Racine said. “We will seek testimony under oath.”

Racine took a shot at Snyder’s virtual deposition with the House Oversight Committee by saying depositions are “not likely to occur on a yacht but in a conference room in the District of Columbia.”

Messages sent to the team and league office seeking comment were not immediately returned.

Snyder and his wife Tanya announced last week they hired Bank of America Securities to look into selling part or all of the team. A team spokesperson said they were “exploring all options” in regards to the organization that Forbes values at $5.6 billion. Racine said Snyder is still a defendant, even if he sells the team, because he owned it at the time of the workplace misconduct.

Racine said the lawsuit is happening in civil court because his office does not have criminal jurisdiction on the matter. He is leaving office Jan. 2 and expects successor Brian Schwalb to continue the case.

Four posters flanked Racine during his announcement, outlining some of the history of the team’s rebranding efforts that included references to D.C. and its flag and the history of the NFL’s investigation into the organization’s workplace culture.

“Dan Snyder assured fans that he would fully cooperate with the investigation and the results could be trusted,” one of the posters read. “That was a lie: He repeatedly attempted to interfere, and the fans could not trust results that were never made public. Because Snyder had a veto.”

The findings of Beth Wilkinson’s investigation were not released in July 2021 when the league fined the team $10 million for having a toxic workplace culture. The final poster read: “Fans’ outrage intensified when it became clear that Snyder lied to them: There would be no transparency and no reckoning. That impacted consumer spending decisions.”

Lawyers Lisa Banks and Debra Katz, who represent more than 40 former team employees, said the civil complaint “is further evidence of what we’ve long known: that both the Commanders and the NFL have engaged in deception and lies designed to conceal the team’s decades of sexual harassment and abuse, which has impacted not only the victims of that abuse, but also consumers in the District of Columbia.”

They added, “The filing of this complaint also marks an important step in validating the experiences of the brave women and men who came forward and in achieving, for the first time, a level of transparency into the scope of the misconduct.”

Former Washington employee Megan Imbert attended the news conference and said it was the moment she has been waiting for and the most significant development over the past 2 1/2 years.

BROWNS CB WARD TO PLAY AFTER MISSING 3 GAMES WITH CONCUSSION

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns Pro Bowl cornerback Denzel Ward will play Sunday at Miami after missing Cleveland’s past three games with a concussion sustained on Oct. 9.

Ward said Thursday he’s fully recovered from his third concussion, which happened when he banged his head on the turf while assisting on a tackle in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Ward said he’s not concerned about any lingering effects from the head injury.

The 25-year-old Ward smiled throughout his media availability and answered, “Yes, sir,” when asked if he’ll play this week before the Browns (3-5) practiced to continue preparing to face the Dolphins (6-3).

One of the NFL’s fastest cornerbacks, Ward’s returning just in time to face Miami’s speedy wide receivers, Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. Ward feels the Browns match up well against the Dolphins.

The Browns signed Ward to a five-year, $100.5 million contract extension in April.

EICHEL SCORES 3 IN RETURN TO BUFFALO, VEGAS WINS 9TH IN ROW

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Jack Eichel welcomed the boos in Buffalo this time by scoring three third-period goals and adding an assist in his second game against his former team as the Vegas Golden Knights routed the Sabres 7-4 on Thursday night.

After being booed each time he touched the puck, and cheered on the two times he was foiled on breakaway attempts, Eichel raised his arms and mugged for the unhappy crowd after converting a rebound to put the Golden Knights ahead 5-2 six minutes into the third period.

Traded to Vegas a little over a year ago, the Sabres former captain then pounded his chest along the boards after scoring his second goal with 5:23 remaining to send the crowd to the exits, and closed the night by scoring into an empty net.

“You guys were here, they were obviously on me all night,” a relieved and happy Eichel said. “Yeah, it felt good to get one.”

It must have felt even better for a Eichel, showered and dressed in a suit, to emerge from the Zamboni entrance and head into the stands where he was greeted by applause and hugs from his family, his girlfriend and friends gathered in one corner of the arena long after the final horn sounded.

The Golden Knights closed a five-game road trip by improving their NHL-leading to 13-2 while extending their winning streak to nine, one short of a franchise record set in April 2021.

Rookie Paul Cotter scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist in a game Vegas never trailed. Chandler Stephenson had a goal and three assists, defenseman Alex Pietrangelo had a goal and two assists and Phil Kessel also scored.

Logan Thompson stopped 31 shots for his sixth consecutive win, matching the NHL’s longest this season set by New Jersey’s Vitek Vanecek.

Tage Thompson scored twice and Casey Mittelstadt and Rasmus Asplund also scored for Buffalo, which has dropped four straight. Eric Comrie stopped 29 shots.

“We didn’t look like ourselves early, so maybe we felt a little bit nervous, a little bit anxious,” Sabres coach Don Granato said. “But you’ve got to be able to plow past it and live with it.”

Cotter, who returned to the lineup after being a healthy scratch for 10 games, broke a 2-2 tie by scoring on a breakaway with 2:52 remaining in the second period.

Otherwise, all eyes – and boos – were on Eichel in his second game back at the arena the Sabres’ 2015 first-round draft pick called home during a six-year stint in Buffalo.

Once considered the franchise’s savior, Eichel’s tenure ended with the Sabres failing to make the playoffs and following an nasty eight-month public squabble over how to treat a neck injury. Eichel finally had his preferred disk replacement surgery after being traded to Vegas.

Golden Knights captain Mark Stone could only imagine what Eichel was feeling playing in such a hostile environment.

“It says a lot about his character. I know people here think he doesn’t have character but, my God, we’ve seen what Jack really is and he’s carrying a big load for us,” said Stone. “For him to be able to do that tonight, I know it’s special for him. I’m almost getting emotional just being a part of it.”

Earlier in the day, Eichel acknowledged being “hurt” by the icy cold reception he received from Sabres fans in his first game at Buffalo, a 3-1 loss in March. Fans held signs dismissing Eichel, and he was booed during pregame warmups and each time he touched the puck in Buffalo’s 3-1 win on March 10.

On Thursday, Eichel was once again booed during warmups, and the chorus grew even louder each time he carried the puck during the game.

One of the biggest cheers from the crowd came 12:15 in when Comrie made a glove save to stop Eichel on a clear-cut breakaway. A similar roar went up when Comrie got his left pad out to stop an Eichel breakaway attempt four minutes into the second period.

Eichel was able to laugh off the missed chances afterward.

“Yeah, I mean the crowd was enjoying them,” Eichel said with a laugh. “But, hey, give (Comrie) credit, he made a couple of really nice saves and just got to work on my breakaways I guess.”

STREAKS AND MILESTONES

The Sabres have scored a power-play goal in eight straight, matching their longest run since Dec. 19, 2008, to Jan. 6, 2009. … Pietrangelo picked up his 400th career assist on Eichel’s first goal.

UP NEXT

Golden Knights: Open three-game homestand against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.

Sabres: Continue four-game home stand hosting the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.

TOP INDIANA RELEASES/HEADLINES

TEAM EFFORT PUSHES HOOSIERS PAST BETHUNE-COOKMAN, 101-49

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – For an hour or so Thursday night, Miller Kopp channeled Steve Alford.

Bethune-Cookman paid the price.

There was Indiana’s fifth-year senior forward, draining 3-pointers as easily as getting a tan (more on this in a moment) — or as Alford once did during his 1987 All-America senior season — during a 101-49 victory at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

It was not easy, of course. It reflected an enormous amount of off-season work, the confidence of a coach who believed in him and a roster well-suited for catch-and-shoot guys.

Guys such as Kopp.

A double shot of penetrating guards in Xavier Johnson and Jalen Hood-Schifino left Kopp open and ready from the perimeter.

Boy, was he ready.

He went 4-for-6 beyond the arc, part of IU’s 10-of-24 3-point-shooting barrage. Add 21-for-22 free throw shooting and, at least for one night, the biggest questions for what looms as a special Cream ‘n Crimson season were answered. The No. 13 Hoosiers are 2-0 and don’t play again until a Nov. 18 trip to Xavier as part of the Gavitt Games.

“It’s being able to spread the floor and make shots,” guard Trey Galloway said about the strong shooting. “We’ve been working on that. Shoot with confidence. We know we have guys who can make shots.”

As far as free throw shooting, Galloway added, “It’s mental. Go in with the mindset to knock them down. We take free throws serious in practice.”

Kopp is 6-for-8 from the perimeter this season after shooting 36.1% from the arc last year. The improvement, he said with a trace of a smile, came from work — and golfing.

“You always want to shoot better, dribble better,” he said. “Over the summer, my focus was on getting reps and being cognitive of how mental shooting is.”

And then it got quirky.

“I spent a lot of work on my golf swing and tried to get outside and get tan a lot. Mentally, that helped. You look at the best players, Michael Jordan and Steph Curry, they are all great golfers.”

Coach Mike Woodson had a more conventional answer.

“He’s put in the work. He spent a lot of time shooting. I’m not shocked he’s making them. He’s in a good place, mentally wise. It helps us.”

With Bethune-Cookman (0-2) surging early, IU (2-0) turned ruthless on offense and defense. In a five-minute stretch, it forced seven turnovers and scored 12 points off of them. It made three of its four 3-pointers. Galloway had two straight. A 20-2 run built a 29-12 lead.

Bethune-Cookman never recovered.

Forward Trayce Jackson-Davis dominated with 21 points (on 9-for-10 shooting, plus 3-for-3 from the line) in 21 minutes. Jordan Geronimo added 11. Galloway had 10.

IU had 27 assists. Hood-Schifino led with eight. Johnson had six.

“We should average 20 to 25 assists a game,” Woodson said. “If we’re unselfish and a guy is open, give him the ball. We shared it.

“To win at a high level, you have to have good point-guard play and good perimeter play. X has come into his own. Jalen is still learning, but he’s ahead of schedule in terms of how he’s performed.”

It was the Bethune-Cookman’s second-straight blowout loss. It lost at Iowa on Monday night, 89-58.

IU scored the game’s first seven points. Bethune-Cookman countered with a 10-2 run for a one-point lead before a Kopp three-pointer put the Hoosiers ahead 12-10.

Indiana went to its second unit. Johnson stayed in to provide leadership and defense as no one wants to face. He was physical without fouling to force a turnover. Five-straight Geronimo points, including a 3-pointer, and boosted the Hoosiers to a 21-12 lead.

Galloway added consecutive 3-pointers as IU pushed ahead 29-12, then 34-14, then 44-19. By halftime, the Hoosiers led 49-23. Kopp had three 3-pointers for nine points. Jackson-Davis matched those nine points.

IU was 8-for-16 on 3-pointers, and 5-for-5 from the line. It forced 10 turnovers and had a 14-5 edge on points off turnovers.

The big halftime message — no letdown.

There was — for about 30 seconds. Bethune-Cookman scored the second half’s first four points.

Then Johnson and Kopp hit 3-pointers. Jackson-Davis converted a three-point play. The lead swelled to 33, and beyond.

After two games, IU’s average victory margin is 43.5 points.

“This team is competitive,” Woodson said. “They go at each other in practice, and there’s a nice carryover to the game.

“They all want to play. There are only so many minutes, and they’re making the most of the minutes when they’re out there.”

NO. 11 IU FACES UMASS LOWELL ON FRIDAY NIGHT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – No. 11 Indiana resumes its opening week homestand when it faces UMass Lowell on Friday night. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

ABOUT THE RIVER HAWKS

UMass Lowell dropped its season opener at Boston College on Monday night. Senior guard Jaliena Sanchez led the way for Lowell with 16 points and five assists against BC while junior guard Jaini Edmonds added 10 points. They were picked to finish sixth in the American East this season as it returns seven upperclassmen, including senior Kaylen Banwareesingh, who averaged 6.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game last season.

SERIES HISTORY

Indiana leads 1-0

LAST MEETING

11/23/16 – W, 79-45

NOTES

For the 10th-consecutive season, Indiana opened up the season with a win as it got past Vermont, 86-43 on Tuesday night.

Freshman guard Yarden Garzon shined in her Hoosier debut with 19 points on 5-for-8 shooting from beyond the arc. She was one of four players in double figures as senior forward Mackenzie Holmes added 16 points and five rebounds.

Returning to the lineup this season are a pair of All-Americans in graduate student guard Grace Berger and Holmes. The pair was named to the 10-member preseason All-Big Ten team.

The Hoosiers were also selected to finish second amongst the Big Ten media and third by the league’s coaches in the annual preseason polls.

Seven new players were added to the roster in the offseason in four freshmen and three transfers. Highlighting the freshmen group is Garzon while the trio of transfers has a wealth of experience including the 2020 Indiana Miss Basketball Sydney Parrish, who arrives after two years at Oregon.

Three players earned spots on the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame starting five preseason watch lists in October. Sara Scalia is up for the Ann Meyers Drysdale award (nation’s top shooting guard), Grace Berger is a three-time preseason honoree for the Cheryl Miller Award (nation’s top small forward) and Mackenzie Holmes repeats on the Lisa Leslie Award (nation’s top center). Fan voting is now live at hoophallawards.com.

UP NEXT

Indiana faces its first road test on Monday when it travels to No. 5/5 Tennessee on Monday night. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2 inside Thompson-Bowling Arena.

DEEP BALL AND DEFENSE LEAD PURDUE TO WIN OVER MARSHALL

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Eleven 3-pointers and four players in double figures guided the Purdue women’s basketball team to a 73-61 win in the 2022-23 season opener against Marshall at Mackey Arena.

Senior Jeanae Terry achieved the rare assist-rebound double-double finishing with 10 in each category. She is the fifth player from the Big Ten since 2009 to post a double-double with fewer than 10 points.

Redshirt senior Caitlyn Harper led the way offensively with 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting. The transfer from Cal Baptist added a game-high four blocks.

Jayla Smith came on strong in the second half scoring 10 of her 16 points, matching her career high. The sophomore went 3-for-4 from behind the arc. Lasha Petree and Madison Layden rounded out the double-digit scorers with 13 each.

Purdue shot 45.8% for the game and 37.9% (11-29). The Boilermakers (1-0) flipped 13 Marshall (0-1) turnovers into 13 points, while surrendering just six points on 12 giveaways.

The Boilermakers flew out of the gates, connecting on 53.3% (8-15) of its shots in the opening period with five 3-pointers. Harper tallied 10 points, including a pair of triples. Purdue finished with a plus-seven margin on the glass in the first to take a 25-11 lead.

Marshall rallied in the second to cut the gap to four at the break. The Boilermakers maintained their advantage throughout the third, despite growing the lead to seven at its furthest.

Purdue locked in for the fourth quarter to hold Marshall to just eight points in the frame, including the final five minutes without a basket. Smith drained a pair of triples in the fourth to seal the game.

The Boilermakers finished with 16 assists, 15 from Terry and Layden, on 27 made field goals.

DEBUT BOILERMAKERS

Transfers Lasha Petree and Caitlyn Harper made their Purdue debuts on Thursday. After combining for 36 points in the exhibition, the duo tallied 30 of Purdue’s 73 points. Harper was 6-of-11 with a pair of triples, four rebounds and four blocks in 30 minutes. Petree chipped in her 13 on 5-of-12 shooting with one triple.

DOUBLE-DOUBLE TROUBLE

Terry, who set the Purdue record for triple-doubles in a career and single season last year, joined Iowa’s Samantha Logic (2012, 2014), Nebraska’s Jaz Shelly (2022) and Illinois’ Lacey Simpson (2009) as the only players from the Big Ten to record a double-double and score fewer than 10 points. Terry notched her 11th career double-double and became just the 13th Boilermaker in program history to go for a double-double in a season opener.

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Head coach Katie Gearlds on the team’s resiliency…

 They never took the lead, and we found a way to win the third quarter. Rickie and Ava were great off the bench. I thought Cass’s defense on the help side was superb. I thought our bench was really engaged, even the ones that didn’t play. We just told them to stay with us. It’s a long season. We’re still trying to figure out where all the pieces fit together. If we can keep learning with wins, we’ll take it.

NOTES

• Purdue is now 2-0 against Marshall, following a 70-60 win last year at Mackey Arena.

• Cassidy Hardin played all 20 minutes in the second half, playing stalwart defense without registering a shot.

• Smith matched her career-high from Nebraska last season.

• The Boilermakers are now 15-3 under Katie Gearlds when leading after the first quarter.

• Purdue has made seven or more 3-pointers in 20 games under Gearlds, going 13-7 in the span.

• The starting lineup accounted for 57 of 73 points, with Smith’s 16 as the lone bench production.

• Layden was efficient in her 38 minutes of action, going 5-of-10 with a pair of triples, six rebounds, five assists and plus-minus of 14.

UP NEXT

Purdue will continue its four-game homestand to start the year Sunday against Murray State. Tipoff on B1G+ plus is slated for 2 p.m.

#15 PURDUE FALLS 1-3 TO #6 OHIO STATE

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. –No. 15 Purdue volleyball’s three-match win streak was snapped by No. 6 Ohio State with a 3-1 (14-25, 25-23, 16-25, 13-25) decision inside Holloway Gymnasium. With the result, Purdue falls to 18-7, 9-6 in Big Ten play while Ohio State improves to 18-5, 14-1 in Big Ten play.

The Boilermakers were overpowered by a Buckeye team which had one of their most complete performances of the year. The Boilermakers were out-hit .123 to .421 in the match, and out-blocked 12-7.

Two Boilermakers were within sight of a double double with setter Megan Renner ending the night with 28 assists and eight digs. Eva Hudson matched Renner’s back court performance while leading the team with 13 kills on 40 attacks.

The Big Ten backcourt leader Maddie Schermerhorn produced 17 digs in the match to lead the team.

In total, nine Boilermakers recorded at least one kill. Following Hudson was Raven Colvin with eight kills and Emma Ellis with seven. Colvin added a pair of service aces and a team-leading four block assists.

Purdue will be back at Holloway on Saturday night for the penultimate home match. The No. 15 Boilermakers will take on No. 16 Penn State at 8 p.m. ET. The showdown will be Purdue’s blackout match and will air on Big Ten Network.

BOILERMAKERS READY FOR NCAA REGIONAL

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The first NCAA meet of the 2022-23 season is Friday, November 11, as the Purdue cross country team races at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships in Terre Haute, Indiana.

The women’s 6k begins the event at 10 a.m. ET, and the men’s 10k commences at 11 a.m. ET. The regional meet will be held at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course and hosted by Indiana State.

Live results can be found at TimingMD.com. Championship information also is available at NCAA.org and XCTownUSA.com, and additional updates can be found by following and connecting with the Boilermakers on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Thirty-three women’s teams and 29 men’s squads will race for a spot at the 2022 NCAA Cross Country Championships, as eight women and eight men will represent the Old Gold and Black on Friday morning.

A LOOK BACK AT THE 2021 NCAA GREAT LAKES REGIONAL

A year ago, then-junior Emma Tate and then-senior Curt Eckstein qualified for the NCAA Championships after top-25 performances at the 2021 NCAA Great Lakes Regional in Evansville, Indiana, on November 12. Eckstein was 14th overall with a career-best 10k time of 30:07.1 and Tate was 25th and ran the 6k course in 20.29.8. The duo earned All-Region accolades, Tate for the first time in her career and Eckstein for the fourth time.

As a team, both the men and women finished ninth. The men earned 221 points as the top five finishers placed in the top 55. The women collected 226 points as four runners placed in the top 51.

A complete recap from the meet can be found at PurdueSports.com/CrossCountry.

LAST TIME OUT: BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Purdue men were fifth and the women finished 11th at the 2022 Big Ten Championships on October 28 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sophomore Nathan Walker was 19th overall to pace the men individually on the 8k course, and sophomore Emma Squires led the women in the 6k race.

The Boilermaker men finished in the top five for the fifth time in the last six years, a feat the team hadn’t accomplished since 1950. The program earned five total top-five finishes from 1951-2016 (1969, 1982, 1983, 1985 and 1986), while, prior to 1951, Purdue placed in the top five in 14 of 15 Big Ten Championships contested from 1931-1950.

A complete recap is available at PurdueSports.com/CrossCountry.

NEXT UP: NCAA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Qualifying teams and individual runners will race at the 2022 NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 19, in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

NO. 4 SEED @BUTLERMSOCCER FALLS IN DOUBLE OVERTIME TO NO. 1 SEED GEORGETOWN

BOYDS, Md. – The Butler men’s soccer team came from behind to force overtime in a BIG EAST Tournament semifinal match against Georgetown but ultimately lost by the score of 2-1. The No. 1 seed Hoyas (11-4-3) scored first and led, 1-0, at the half, but the No. 4 seed Bulldogs (10-6-3) struck back and leveled the score with 13 minutes left in regulation. Georgetown scored five minutes into the first overtime period, and Butler was unable to answer by the end of the second.

With the loss, Butler will now await word on the possibility of an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament which will be comprised of forty-eight teams. Currently, the Bulldogs have an RPI ranking of 37. The selection show is Monday, Nov. 14.

Key Moments

22′ | Georgetown scores from the top of the arc to take an early, 1-0, lead.

34′ | On a free kick, Jack Haywood crosses from the right side and finds Hemi Nasser beyond the far post. Nasser’s shot hits the fingertips of Georgetown’s keeper and carries to the far post, which it hits. The Hoya keeper is able collect the ball, ending the opportunity.       

38′ | A Georgetown free kick from 40 yards leads to header shot that is saved by Gabriel Gjergji.

—HALFTIME—

60′ | Wilmer Cabrera, Jr. sets up Palmer Ault in the penalty area, but the hard shot is blocked.

68′ | Butler earns a free kick in the center of the field, about 25 yards out. Haywood’s hard shot hits the wall and leads to a corner.

77′ | DJ Hooks corrals a ball in the right side of the area. His shot levels the score, 1-1.

89′ | Georgetown earns a free kick on the edge of the penalty area. The hard shot goes just over the crossbar.

—OVERTIME PERIOD ONE—

96′ | Georgetown strikes first in overtime, taking a 2-1 lead.

—OVERTIME PERIOD TWO—

106′ | Butler earns a free kick in the center of the field, about 35 yards out. The Haywood service is deflected away by the Hoyas defense.

107′ | Butler produces back-to-back corner kicks, but neither yields a shot.

Butler Points Summary

GOALS: DJ Hooks

ASSISTS: (none)

Bulldog Bits

DJ Hooks’ goal was his seventh of the season and the eighth of his career.

Jack Haywood produced the most opportunities on the offensive end, notching four shots, one on goal. Hemi Nasser added three shots, also with one on goal.

Gabriel Gjergji (10-6-3) made six saves in the match and now has 307 for his career.

IUPUI FALLS AT #7 LOUISVILLE, 84-62

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The IUPUI women’s basketball team fell to #7 Louisville on Thursday night, 84-62. Senior Rachel Kent led the Jaguar offense with 17 points.

“I thought our team played hard and did a good job executing our defensive game plan,” said head coach Kate Bruce. “It is a great experience for us to play a top ten team on the road. Despite the loss, there were a lot of positives that we can continue to build on.”

Louisville (2-0) jumped out to a 10-0 lead before Natalie Andersen scored the first two points for the Jags with a layup. IUPUI fought back to close the gap to a four-point deficit at 14-10 but that’s the closest the Jags would get as the Cardinals pushed their lead to 11 after the first quarter, 25-14. Going into the half, Louisville held a 13-point lead at 49-13. Coming out of the half, the Cardinals went on a 18-2 run to push their lead to 69-44 and would seal the win at 84-62.

The Cardinals defense held the Jags to just 32.3 percent (21-for-65) from the floor and 38.5 percent (10-for-26) from the three-point line. Louisville shot 47.8 percent (33-for-69) from the floor while being held to just 25.0 percent (4-for-16) from behind the arc.

Kent scored a season-high 17 points with four rebounds while Natalie Andersen scored nine with five rebounds. Ali Berg added eight points with five rebounds while Genesis Parker collected three assists and seven points. Nakaih Hunter brought down a team-high six boards.

The Jaguars will return to Indy on Sunday, Nov. 13 to face Butler inside Hinkle Fieldhouse with tipoff at 2:00 PM.

MEN’S SOCCER ADVANCES TO FIRST-EVER #HLMSOC CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

CLEVELAND – The IUPUI men’s soccer team put up an impressive 3-0 victory over No. 2 Wright State in the second semifinal of the 2022 #HLMSOC Championships on Thursday night (Nov. 10), advancing to play top-seeded Cleveland State on Saturday for the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Redshirt junior Lucas Morefield registered a second straight shutout in postseason play and junior midfielder Lukas Hackaa powered the offense with a goal and two assists in the victory. Senior defender Caleb Hussain delivered the game-winner in the game’s 40th minute when he rifled a header past Wright State keeper Guilherme Pipolo for his first career score.

Hackaa provided insurance in the 60th minute and Logan Finnegan authored the finisher in the 75th minute.

“I think it took us a little bit – the intensity, the weight on the game of it being a semifinal is new to everybody in this program,” head coach Sid van Druenen said. “We got through it the first 10, 12 minutes and Wright State brought the intensity and I don’t think we were where we had to be. Luckily, we responded really well, we evened it out and stuck to the gameplan.

“We caught them in transition two times and scored a great header on a corner kick going into halftime.”

Wright State (4-7-6) had the better run of play in the early stages of the match, having one shot attempt denied by the post and another ricochet off the crossbar. IUPUI got a clean look in the 18th minute when Josemir Gomez played a gorgeous ball to Finnegan, but the resulting shot attempt was angled just wide of target.

IUPUI (7-6-6) went in front late in the first half when Hussain came barrelling forward to get on the business end of a Hackaa corner kick. Hussain redirected the service past Pipolo for his first-ever score, coming in his 35th career appearance.

The good feeling turned to great after IUPUI weathered an early barrage from WSU, the Jaguars got loose for an insurance tally. Medard Mikobi shifted a pass to Hackaa on the right side and the first team all-leaguer did his work from there, dekeing a defender before sliding a composed strike inside the far post for his eighth score of the season. Hackaa setup Finnegan’s score in the 75th minute, sending a long ball over the top to his fellow attacker. Finnegan maneuvered past the WSU goalkeeper and angled a shot into an empty net for his sixth score of the season.

Morefield was brilliant in goal, facing 22 shots and making six saves for his second straight shutout in the league tournament. Hussain and freshman Brady Horn played all 90 minutes in front of him, as did Mikobi and freshman Kade Tepe in the midfield.

Hackaa fired off a team-high four shots while IUPUI was held to three shots on goal, all of which found the back of the net.

“It’s a great time to be a Jag,” van Druenen said. “A clean sheet, three goals and a 3-0 win in a Horizon League tournament game – that’s massive.”

The win puts IUPUI in a league championship game for the first time since 2007 when the Jaguars hosted Oakland University in The Summit League title game at Kuntz Stadium in Indianapolis, ultimately falling 2-0.

IUPUI will take on host Cleveland State at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 12) on ESPN+ as Scott Agness (pxp) will describe the action.

BALL STATE ADDS MASON JONES TO 2023 CLASS

MUNCIE, Ind. – Head Coach Michael Lewis and the Ball State men’s basketball team announced the addition of Mason Jones to the 2023 recruiting class on Thursday.

Jones is a native of Valparaiso, Indiana, and will be a senior at Valparaiso High school this season. He was selected to the Junior All-Star team and earned a spot on the 2022 IBCA/Franciscan Health Underclass All-State Supreme 15. Jones also earned a spot in Valparaiso’s record book for blocks in a single season, a feat he did twice. He will provide a threat on both ends of the court with his size and length.

“We’re super excited to add Mason to our program,” said Coach Lewis. “He’s someone that we identified very quickly in the recruiting process. He has great size and length as well as being a good athlete. His versatility, toughness, and competitiveness are what we are continuing to add to our program as we build Ball State into a championship contender in the MAC.”

As a sophomore, Jones recorded the second-most blocked shots in a single season with 26. He improved on his mark during his junior campaign and recorded a school-record 30 blocked shots. In just two seasons, he is second in school history with 56 career blocks. Jones needs eight blocks to tie and nine to claim the top spot. During his junior campaign, he averaged 18.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.8 steals per game. He shot 51.5 percent from the field and 34.7 percent from the 3-point line.

His brother Cooper is a defensive lineman for Indiana. His father was a defensive lineman at Notre Dame and his mother played softball at Indiana.

VOLLEYBALL HEADS TO OHIO FOR FINAL REGULAR SEASON ROAD TRIP

UP THIS WEEK: The Ball State women’s volleyball team embarks on its final road trip of the 2022 regular season this weekend with a pair of matches at Ohio … The Cardinals and Bobcats are set to square off at 7 p.m. Friday and 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Convocation Center.

FOLLOW THE ACTION: Both matches at Ohio will be streamed live on ESPN+ … In addition, live stats will be available courtesy of Ohio Athletics … Live updates from the matches will also be provided on the team’s Twitter feed: @BallStateWVB.

WHERE WE STAND: With three matches remaining in the regular season, the Cardinals enter the week in first place in the Mid-American Conference with a 13-2 league record … Ball State holds a one-match lead and the current tiebreaker over Bowling Green (12-3) and a two-match edge over this weekend’s opponent Ohio (11-4) … Ball State clinched the 2022 MAC West Division Championship last Friday, and could earn at least a share of the MAC Regular Season Championship and hosting rights to the 2022 MAC Volleyball Championship as early as Friday depending on results … The other teams currently in the six-team MAC Tournament field are Toledo (9-6), Buffalo (9-6), and Central Michigan (9-6).

THE ALL-TIME SERIES: Ball State holds a 41-20 lead in the all-time series versus Ohio, including a pair of wins last season … The first meeting was a five-set thriller on Sept. 30, 2021, with the Cardinals ultimately winning 3-2 (25-19, 22-25, 20-25, 25-20, 16-14) in Worthen Arena after trailing 14-12 in the fifth … The next day, Ball State was firing on all cylinders, earning a 3-0 (25-17, 25-19, 25-15) sweep thanks in part to a .388 attack percentage … Ball State is 19-8 all-time in matches played in Athens, including a split of the spring 2021 matches played in the Convocation Center … BSU won the first match by a score of 3-2 (25-17, 21-25, 25-13, 28-26, 15-11) on March 4, while Ohio snapped a five-match losing streak to the Cardinals the next day with a 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 26-24) victory … Overall, Ball State has won even of the last eight meetings between the two programs.

BALL STATE WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL QUICK HITS:

• In its 51st season of play, Ball State boasts a 992-630-2 (.611) all-time record in women’s volleyball … The Cardinals have captured 12 MAC West Division Championships, nine MAC Regular Season Championships, and eight MAC Tournament Championships … Ball State made its 10th appearance in the NCAA Tournament last season, earning a first-round victory over Michigan for the third NCAA Tournament win in program history … BSU has also earned one bid into the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC).

• Ball State enters Friday’s match at Ohio as the winningest program in league play with a 431-214 (.668) all-time Mid-American Conference record … Western Michigan is second on the list, six matches behind the Cardinals at 425-220 (.659) … Ohio is sixth all-time based on winning percentage at 367-276 (.571).

• The Cardinals own an even better record when playing at home, boasting a 305-94 (.764) mark inside Worthen Arena … Factor in opponents from just the Mid-American Conference and Ball State is 224-57 (.797) when battling in “The Nest” … No MAC opponent owns a winning record inside Worthen Arena, as the Cardinals have at least a .632 winning percentage against all league schools on its current home floor.

• Speaking of wins, Ball State enters Friday’s match at Ohio with the longest active winning streak in the MAC at 13 matches … It also ties as the eighth-longest active winning streak among all NCAA Division I programs.

• Overall, Ball State’s backcourt enters the week as one of the nation’s best, ranking first in the MAC and fourth nationally with a 17.70 digs-per-set average … Only Tulsa (18.52), McNeese (18.44), and Loyola Maryland (17.80) have better averages … In addition, the Cardinals’ 1,823 total digs are sixth nationally, trailing McNeese (2,102), Chattanooga (1,919), VCU (1,869), SEMO (1,864), and Valparaiso (1,852).

• Three Ball State student-athletes rank in the top 275 nationally in total digs, led by senior libero Maggie Huber in 49th at 444 … Sophomore setter Megan Wielonski is second on the squad and 214th nationally at 327, while senior outside Natalie Risi is 273rd at 297 … Ball State has five regulars averaging at least 2.32 digs per set, led by Huber at 4.31.

•  In addition to leading the team with a 4.31 digs-per-set average, Maggie Huber has started 22 of BSU’s 27 matches at libero … She has collected double-digit digs in 24 matches, including a season-high 30 in the Oct. 14 win at NIU … Three matches later, she added 29 digs in the Oct. 21 win over Western Michigan … Huber also leads Ball State’s primary passers with a .953 reception percentage, with just 22 reception errors in 470 total attempts.

•  Havyn Gates served as BSU’s starting libero in the other five matches and owns three of BSU’s six largest single-match dig totals so far this season … She collected a Ball State career-high 33 digs in the five-set thriller at Central Michigan (Sept. 24) and scored 24 digs in five-set matches versus Dayton (Sept. 13) and Northern Kentucky (Sept. 16) … Gates, who registered 42 digs in a match as a freshman at Indiana Wesleyan in 2019, has 1,706 career digs including 582 at BSU and 1,124 at IWU.

• On offensive, senior middle Marie Plitt enters the week ranked first in the MAC and 15th nationally with a .403 (263-36-563) attack percentage … That mark includes a program record .833 (15-0-18) rate of success in Ball State’s sweep of Arkansas State (Sept. 9) … So far this season, Plitt has hit .300-or-better in 21 of BSU’s 27 matches, including a .467 (8-1-15) effort at No. 10 Purdue (Sept. 17) … Plitt also enters the week ranked second on the squad with a 2.55 kills-per-set average, including double-digit kills in 13 matches.

• Senior outside Natalie Risi is not far behind, ranking third on the squad with a 2.43 kills-per-set average … Risi has smashed double-digit kills in a team-high 14 matches this season, including eight of the last 13 outings … Risi has also collected 11 kill/dig double-doubles on the year and ranks third on the squad with a 2.88 digs-per-set average.

• Natalie Risi became just the 18th player in program history to reach 1,000 career digs with her third of 10 digs in the Sept. 3 match versus Mississippi State … She currently ranks 11th in program history with 1,237 digs … Risi also ranks 18th in program history with 891 career kills and needs 109 more to become only the sixth player in program history to reach 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs.

• Speaking of 1,000 career kills, senior opposite Natalie Mitchem became just the 12th player in program history to eclipse that mark with her third of a team-high 12 kills in last Friday’s sweep of Kent State … She enters this weekend’s series at Ohio ranked 12th in program history with 1,009 career kills, including double-digit kills in 50 career matches.

• Marie Plitt is also within striking distance of 1,000 career kills ranking 13th in program history with 935 … She also boasts one of the top attack percentages on Ball State’s career list, with her .349 mark ranking third all-time.

• Megan Wielonski continues to be one of the nation’s elite setters, entering the weekend ranked fourth nationally with 1,119 total assists … She is also 18th nationally with her 10.86 assists-per-set average … Last season, Wielonski finished the year ranked second nationally with 1,394 total assists … Over her career, Wielonski has helped the Cardinals hit .300-or-better in 17 of her 61 matches as the program’s starting setter, included two of the top four single-match performances in program history.

• Megan Wielonski became just the 16th player in program history to eclipse 1,000 career assists last season, while her 2,513 career assists currently rank 11th on BSU’s all-time list … In addition, she became just the third player in program history to record over 1,000 assists as a freshman, joining Brittany McGinnis(1,245 in 2008) and Emily Sallee (1,387 in 1997).

• In addition to being one of the nation’s top setters, Megan Wielonski enters the week ranked 32nd nationally with 42 service aces … Last season, she ranked eighth among all NCAA Division I players with 58 aces, including a career-high seven vs. Ohio (Sept. 30, 2021) … Her 58 aces in 2021 tied as the sixth-most in a single season in Ball State history and were a single season record for a BSU setter, topping Amber Seaman’s total of 51 in 2018 … Overall, Wielonski is one of only 20 players in program history to serve up 100 career aces.

• With double-digit kills in 10 of the last 11 matches, including a career-high 19 at Toledo (Oct. 19), Cait Snyder enters the weekend with a team-leading 3.23 kills-per-set average … In MAC play, Snyder is averaging 3.64 kills-per-set which is third among all league players … Snyder has led the Ball State offense in kills in nine of the last 13 matches, and a team-high 11 times so far this season.

• Ball State continues to be one of the nation’s top offenses, ranking seventh in total kills (1,439) and ninth in total assists (1,323) … In addition, the Cardinals have the 32nd-best team attack percentage among the 334 ranked NCAA Division I programs at .260.

• The Cardinals have hit .300-or-better in eight matches this season and are a perfect 20-0 when out-hitting opponents.

IRISH BATTLE BACK IN 79-76 THRILLER OVER RADFORD

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – What a test it was for the (RV) Notre Dame men’s basketball team (1-0) and what a thrill ride it was for the Fighting Irish faithful watching along in the 2022-23 season opener on Thursday night. The Irish battled back down nine against Radford (0-2) in the second half to pull ahead after a Cormac Ryan driving layup with 9.5 seconds on the clock. 

Nate Laszewski showed out with a 28-point, 12-rebound, double-double – the 10th of his career. He went 7-for-11 from the field and 12-of-15 from the free-throw line.

Trey Wertz also shone bright, filling in for the injured Marcus Hammond. Wertz notched 18 points, including a 4-for-5 clip from beyond the arc. Ryan then rounded out the Irish in double figures with 10 points.

The Irish shot 52.1 percent on the night and outrebounded Radford 32-29.

How It Happened

It was all Laszweski in the opening minutes as he scored the squad’s first nine points. However, Radford countered with an 8-of-16 start from the field (3-of-6 from deep) to garner a 19-13 lead at the 11:41 media.

Then the Irish offense ignited with a 10-1 run over the next 2.5 minutes as a Wertz three made it 23-20 for the home team. In fact, Notre Dame ultimately made eight straight from the field to garner a 34-27 advantage at the 5:10 mark.

Yet Radford remained hot from deep, using a pair of three-pointers to fire off an 8-0 run to recapture the lead 37-35. The third lead change of the half came via JJ Starling who drained a three with 39 seconds left to push the Irish ahead 40-39, which was the halftime score.

At the midway point, both Laszeski (14 points) and Wertz (10 points) were in double figures. Notre Dame shot 15-of-25 from the field while Radford knocked down 16-of-34. The Irish owned the glass 17-11, but the Highlanders scored a third of their points off six ND turnovers.

It wasn’t an ideal opening in the second half for the Irish, who suffered a short cold spell and started 2-of-10 from the field as Radford tallied a 14-4 run to build its largest lead of the game up 53-44 at 12:38.

A momentum turn came at 9:35 remaining after a Radford flagrant foul. Irish used six straight free thrwos to cut it one possesion. The Highlanders continued to make shots to maintain its lead but thanks to Trey Wertz the Irish kept pace. In fact, Wertz connected on three treys in a row from 8:22-6:51, as the Irish then trailed 64-62 at 6:49 media.

Fast forward to 3:39 and Laszewski hit a big three in the corner to only be down one, 71-70. Next, a pair of Dane Goodwin free throws at 3:21 gave the Irish the lead.

Back-to-back buckets from Radford’s Josiah Jeffers put the Irish down three until Laszewski responded again, driving the lane for the layup.

The Irish went to the free-throw line down two but could only convert one. Yet, Notre Dame delivered on defense, forcing a touch shot. Next, Ryan drove and converted down on the other end, pushing the Irish ahead 77-76 with 9.5 seconds remaining.

One last decisive defensive stand for the Irish and a big defensive board from Laszweski then iced the game.

Up Next

Notre Dame welcomes Youngstown State on Sunday, Nov. 13, with tipoff set for 4 p.m. ET inside Purcell Pavilion.

NCAA 1ST ROUND PREVIEW: OMAHA, OMAHA!

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The road to the 2022 College Cup runs through South Bend and that road starts this Saturday when No. 1 seed Notre Dame (14-2-3) hosts Omaha (7-8-6). The Fighting Irish can host up to four games inside the friendly confines of Alumni Stadium where they have only dropped five matches since the start of the 2019 season. First touch is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET, with the game being streamed on ESPN+.

Fans can purchase tickets ahead of time by clicking here.

NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY

For the 28th time over the last 30 years, Notre Dame women’s soccer is dancing in the NCAA Tourney. Notre Dame earned a No. 1 national seed for the first time since 2008.

Notre Dame’s overall postseason record sits at 70-23-4, which ranks as the third most wins behind UNC (139-17-4) and Florida State (72-18-4). UCLA is right behind with 69-21-5.

The Irish boast three NCAA championships, which is tied for second most – 1995, 2004, 2010 – and five runner-up finishes (1994, 1996, 1999, 2006, 2008).

All-in-all, they’ve qualified for 12 College Cups and boast an 8-4 record in the Final Four round.

They have made a total of 15 appearances in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tourney. Thus, they are an impressive 12-3 in that round. However, the last time they made it to the quarters was 2012.

A WIN ON SATURDAY WOULD ALSO …

mark Coach Norman’s best year at the helm, surpassing last year’s win total of 14.

ALBERT SAYS HI TO HERMANN TROPHY COMMITTEE

Korbin Albert has been a highlight reel down the stretch and she got everyone’s attention in the Florida State matchup on Nov. 3 in what was one of the best individual performances of the season of any player.

Albert has scored an impressive 11 goals over the last eight games and earned her ACC Midfielder of the Year Award.

She boasts a team best 30 points on 13 goals and four assists.

Albert has scored in a variety of ways with many coming from outside the box. Speaking of which, she has three free-kick goals on the year.

Albert enters the tourney ranked 11th in the country in total goals and goals per game (both rank 1st in the ACC). She ranks 15th in the country in both toal points and points per game.

Albert also boasts four game-winning goals, which leads all ACC players

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

The Irish have made major statements all season long to boost their resume. Take this stat — 4-1-3 against the top-25.

Notre Dame defeated then No. 2 Virginia 1-0, No. 3 Florida State 4-0 and tied No. 11 Duke, No. 19 Pitt and No. 5 Florida State in the rematch.

Notre Dame has not lost a match since Sept. 25.

ND’s RPI was rated No. 4 entering the Tourney. They went 3-2-3 against the current RPI Top-25 and 7-2-3 against the Top-50.

Notre Dame earned two top-three wins during the regular season for the first time in program history.

The victory over FSU was its largest win against a top-3 program since Sept. 8, 2000 (6-1 win over #2 Santa Clara). Furthermore, the last time Florida State lost by 4 goals in an ACC matchup was on Oct. 15, 2002 against #2 UNC by a score of 5-1.

IRISH DOMINATE ACC AWARDS

The culmination of a fantastic regular season has led to not only the Irish claiming their first “of the Year” award in the program’s ACC era, but in fact several.

ACC Coach of the Year: Nate Norman

ACC Midfielder of the Year: Korbin Albert

ACC Defender of the Year: Eva Gaetino

Notre Dame also tied its most ever All-Conference selections (five prior in 2016 as well):

First Team: Olivia Wingate, Korbin Albert, Eva Gaetino

Third Team: Maddie Mercado, Mackenzie Wood

All-Freshman Team: Leah Klenke

HOLD THE LINE

The Irish backline of Hudson, Klenke and ACC Defender of the Year Eva Gaetino have only allowed 58 shots on goal over 19 games – which equates to a stout 3.1 SOG per game.

Six games this season the Irish backline has only allowed 1 SOG or fewer: NC State (Oct. 6), Boston College (9/30), Virginia (9/22), Saint Louis (8/25), Western Michigan (8/21) and Marquette (8/18).

Notre Dame’s defensive/goalie crew boasts 11 shutouts on the year. Their shutout percentage of 0.579 ranks 16th in the country.

Mackenzie Wood won the starting role and has been solid in net – her 0.623 GAA ranks 29th in the nation, 2nd in the ACC. Furthermore, she has collected 9 shutouts, which rank 21st in the nation and lead the ACC.

BREAKAWAY NUMBERS

The importance of scoring first? Well, the Irish are 14-0-1 and undefeated when doing so. Irish are also 9-0-1 when leading at the half.

Notre Dame is averaging 9.1 shots on goal per game, which ranks 7th nationally (1st in ACC). Overall, the Irish are averaging 19.8 shots per game, which ranks 7th nationally (1st in the ACC).

In comparison, shots on goal differential sit at 172-58.

All those shots have led to 45 goals on the year and a scoring offense (2.4) that ranks 13th in the nation (2nd in ACC).  

Olivia Wingate —   4th in SOG per game, 1st in ACC (2.4) // 25th in total points, 3rd in ACC (27).

Maddie Mercado — 29th in game-winning goals, 1st in ACC (4).

Korbin Albert — 29th in game-winning goals, 1st in ACC (4) // 11th in total goals, 1st in ACC (13) // 15th in total points, 2nd in ACC (30)

HOME SWEET HOME

The Irish have made Alumni Stadium a difficult venue for opposing programs to succeed in. Since its creation in 2009, Notre Dame has gone 116-28-8.

This year the Irish have gone 8-1-2 inside Alumni. Last season, Notre Dame went 10-1-1. Therefore,  Notre Dame is 18-2-3 at home over its past two seasons. Since the start of the 2019 season, the Irish are 30-5-4 at home!

IRISH HOST FLORIDA STATE ON SENIOR DAY

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are back in action this Friday in Purcell Pavilion as they take on the Florida State Seminoles for the second time this season.

Friday, Nov. 11  – Notre Dame vs. Florida State – 6:30 p.m. (ACCNX | Live Stats)

SETTING THE STAGE

• Notre Dame is back in Purcell this weekend as they host Florida State on Friday, Nov. 11 for Senior Day. The senior recognition and ceremony will take place after the match on Friday. Nancy Kane, Kiara Okenla, Kaylyn Winkler, Maddy Waumans, and Clare Delaplane will be honored post-game.

• The game this weekend will be broadcasted on ACC Network Extra.

HISTORY VS. FLORIDA STATE

• This will be the 21st meeting between the Irish and the Seminoles with FSU leading the overall series 15-5.

• This is the second Notre Dame and Florida State matchup this season as the Irish first opened up ACC play back on Sept. 23 of this year in Tallahassee. Notre Dame fell in three (20-25, 18-25, 17-25).

• Last season, Notre Dame finished 1-1 against Florida State in ACC play.

• The Irish fell to Seminoles in four sets (21-25, 26-24, 16-25, 23-26) at home in September last season, but turned things around as they went on the road to Florida State. The Irish took down the Seminoles in three (25-22, 25-22, 25-23) last year on Nov. 21, 2021.

SYCAMORES SET FOR FINAL HOMESTAND OF SEASON

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State begins its final homestand of the season Friday when it plays host to Belmont. The Sycamores host Murray State on Saturday and travel to Evansville on Tuesday to close out the season.

Friday’s match against Belmont will be played at 6 p.m., with Saturday’s contest against Murray State set for 5 p.m. Tuesday’s match at Evansville is slated for a 7 p.m. start.

Last Time Out

Indiana State went 0-2 last weekend to close out its four-match road trip, falling in four sets at Southern Illinois before dropping a three-set contest at Missouri State. The Sycamores’ second-set win over Southern Illinois was their first set won since October 14.

Kaitlyn Hamilton led the Sycamore attack with 27 kills (16 at Southern Illinois, 11 at Missouri State), while Melina Tedrow had 26 digs across the two matches for the Blue and White.

Senior Weekend

Prior to Saturday’s match against Murray State, Indiana State will honor departing seniors Melina Tedrow, Taylor Shelton and Kylie Newby for their contributions to the program.

The three seniors have each played an instrumental role during their time in Terre Haute, helping lead Indiana State to its first-ever Division I postseason appearance in 2021.

Climbing the Charts

Indiana State libero Melina Tedrow has a chance to crack the top 10 in MVC history in career digs, needing less than 40 digs over the last three matches of the season to reach 10th all-time in the conference.

Tedrow recently moved into 12th all-time in the conference with 2,057 career digs. She sits 38 away from reaching the top 10.

Calling Card

Indiana State’s calling card has been on the defensive side this season, as the Sycamores are second in the conference in blocks per set overall (2.23 per set) and first in conference play (2.43 per set).

The Trees also rank second in the Missouri Valley Conference in digs per set (16.82 per set) while leading the league in the statistic during conference play (17.61 per set).

First Time for Everything

Friday’s match against Belmont will be the first-ever meeting in Terre Haute between the Bruins and Sycamores. The two schools split the two previous meetings in Nashville, with Indiana State winning in 2021 and Belmont winning earlier this season.

Indiana State will also look for its first-ever win over Murray State, as the Racers have won each of the three previous meetings between the schools.

Block Party

Indiana State’s blockers have hit a new level since the calendar flipped to conference play, as the Trees have become a thorn for opposing teams at the net.

131 of Indiana State’s 183 blocks this season have come in the Sycamores’ 15 conference matches, including five matches with double-digit blocks against conference foes.

FB PREVIEW | SYCAMORES BACK ON ROAD FOR FINAL TIME AT WESTERN ILLINOIS

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State is back on the road for the final time in the 2022 season as the Sycamores make the trip to Macomb, Ill. to take on Western Illinois University on Saturday, Nov. 12. Kickoff between the Sycamores and the Leathernecks is set for 2 p.m. ET and will be carried live on ESPN+ and 105.5 The Legend.

At a Glance

Indiana State is in the midst of their longest winning streak against Western Illinois in their respective program histories. The Sycamores have won each of the last three games against the Leathernecks dating back to the 2018 season. ISU’s last three wins against WIU have come by 10 points or less: 15-13 (2018), 20-10 (2019), and 37-27 (2021).

Four of ISU’s last six games have been by one possession or less including a 31-26 defeat against then-No. 1 North Dakota State. ISU has several players still in the hunt to lead the MVFC in multiple categories including Justin Dinka (rushing, 80.56 ypg), Dante Hendrix (receiving, 78.4 ypg), and Rylan Cole (tackles, 9.25 pg). The Sycamores have posted at least 100 rushing yards and 100 passing yards in every single game in the 2022 season.

About Western Illinois

Western Illinois was selected 11th overall in the Missouri Valley Football Conference’s Preseason Poll. The Fighting Leathernecks received 44 total points as voted on by the league’s head coaches, media, and SIDs.

Western Illinois leads the all-time series, 26-18, dating back to the inaugural contest in 1967. The Sycamores enter the 2022 campaign on a three-game winning streak following last year’s 37-27 win in Terre Haute.

The Leathernecks are still searching for their first win in the 2022 season. WIU nearly pulled off their first upset of the year on Oct. 22 against Youngstown State. Wide receiver Naseim Brantley is the Missouri Valley Football leader in receiving yards (810), yards per game (90.0), and receiving touchdowns (9). Kick returner Jay Parker is the Valley leader in overall return yardage (472).

On This Date

Indiana State has played eight games all-time on November 12 in program history. Each of the last five contests have come on the road, including the 2016 contest at North Dakota State.

MASTODONS SHUT DOWN MICHIGAN STATE’S 3-POINT GAME IN LOSS

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Purdue Fort Wayne women’s basketball team held Michigan State to one of its worst 3-point shooting efforts in recent memory in Thursday’s (Nov. 10) 85-53 loss in the Breslin Center.

The Mastodons held the Spartans to just 2-of-18 (11.1 percent) from 3-point range. It was the Spartans’ worst 3-point shooting percentage in a game since a 1-for-12 (8.3 percent) outing against Indiana on January 20, 2018.

Amellia Bromenschenkel led the way early for Purdue Fort Wayne, using momentum from her career-best 22 earlier this week. She had 11 points in the first half on 4-of-6 shooting, which is where her line finished. She was also 3-for-3 from deep. The ‘Dons were 50 percent from the floor and 55.6 percent from 3-point land in the first quarter thanks to Bromenschenkel.

The Mastodons held the Spartans to just 10 points in the second quarter and a team shooting percentage of 21.4. They were also 0-for-6 from beyond the 3-point line. Riley Ott hit a running floater on last possession of the half to cut the Spartan lead down to 11.

After Bromenschenkel fouled out, Ryin Ott took over the scoring load for the Mastodons as she tallied 13. She was 5-for-8 from the floor and 3-for-6 from 3-point range. Eight of her points came in the second half.

Jazzlyn Linbo finished with seven points and six rebounds.

Purdue Fort Wayne falls to 1-1 while Michigan State improves to 2-0. The Mastodons return to the Gates Sports Center for a game against Bellarmine on Sunday (Nov. 13) at 2 p.m.

ARNTSEN’S SECOND-HALF GOAL SENDS ACES TO MVC CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A rocket off the foot of freshman Ola Arntsen and another clean sheet from graduate Alex Vidizzoni helped the University of Evansville men’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Belmont in the MVC Championship semifinals on Thursday afternoon in Springfield, Mo.

Coming into the match seeing increased minutes over the second half of the season, Arntsen opened his college account, scoring for the first time in his UE career, on his only shot of the day. Graduate goalkeeper Alex Vidizzoni continued his top form, recording his third-straight shutout and the eighth clean sheet of his season, moving him into a tie for fourth in single-season shutouts at UE.

As had been true in the previous two meetings, the Aces and Bruins played a very closely matched contest in the first half. Playing to shutouts in both previous meetings this season, Evansville and Belmont recorded a combined six shots each in the opening 45 minutes with each team tallying three. Evansville was the only one to put a shot on goal, though, with sophomore Jose Vivas testing Belmont keeper in the 24th minute.

Much like the first half, the second period was evenly matched in shots, but two moments helped shape the outcome of the match. 10 minutes into the half, Belmont played the ball into the six and had a cross tipped away and knocked free from the box by the Aces defense, helping to avoid a Bruin breakthrough. Less than 10 minutes after Belmont’s chance, a moment of brilliance gave the Aces the lead. A ball into the box was headed out and took two bounces before Arntsen smashed a volley into the upper 90 with plenty of pace, putting UE up 1-0. Evansville nearly doubled its advantage a few minutes later as junior Kai Phillip got the ball in the box, but had his shot miss just wide. Following Arntsen’s goal, Belmont would take four shots, but put just one on-goal, an 82nd-minute attempt that Vidizzoni saved as the Aces captured the 1-0 win and a berth in the MVC Championship final.

Evansville will play top-seed and host Missouri State in Sunday’s final at 1 PM in Springfield, Mo.

USI BEGINS 2022-23 HOME SCHEDULE, HOSTS SIU

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Basketball starts the 2022-23 home scheduled Sunday at 3 p.m. when the Screaming Eagles host Southern Illinois University for their first Division I game at Screaming Eagles Arena. Tipoff is slated for 3 p.m., streaming ESPN+.

Tickets for the game are on sale through USIScreamingEagles.com/Tickets. During the opening weekend, fans who purchase a ticket to one of the men’s and women’s basketball games will receive a second ticket to the other game for FREE! That is a ticket to the Women’s Basketball home opener on November 11 and a ticket to the Men’s Basketball home opener on November 13 for only $10.

The Eagles open the home schedule looking to rebound from a tough loss at the University of Missouri Monday night, 97-91. After a slow first half, USI screamed back into the game during the second half by shooting a blistering 71.4 percent of the field (20-28) and 82.4 percent from beyond the arc (14-17). The Eagles also outscored the Tigers, 60-50, in the final 20 minutes.

Senior guard Jelani Simmons (Columbus, Ohio) led the Eagles’ offensive attack with a game-high 23 points, 17 coming in the final half. The senior was a perfect six-of-six from the field in the second 20 minutes, including a perfect five-of-five from beyond the arc.

The Eagles trail the all-time series versus the Salukis, 3-0, and have not played SIU in the regular season since the 1984-85. SIU won the first meeting between the two teams in 1981-82 (84-59) be-fore taking the matchups in 1983-84 (103-73) and 1984-85 (83-70).

USI narrowly missed winning an exhibition game at SIU in 2009-10 when the Salukis won, 71-69, on a last second shot.

Southern Illinois University opened its 2022-23 campaign with a 94-63 victory over the University of Arkansas Little Rock November 7. The Salukis had four players in double-digits, led by guards Lance Jones and Dalton Banks with 14 points each.

USI WELCOMES WESTERN ILLINOIS FOR HOME-OPENING WEEKEND MATCHUP

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Women’s Basketball welcomes Western Illinois University to Screaming Eagles Arena Friday at 6 p.m., as the Screaming Eagles open the portion of their schedule against Division I competition (ticket information). The contest can be seen live with a subscription to ESPN+.

The game can also be heard on 95.7FM The Spin (http://957thespin.com).

USI continues their season-opening two-game homestand against the Leathernecks, the first Division I opponent for USI this season. Southern Indiana is coming off an 87-39 home win on Monday against Oakland City University to tip off the 2022-23 season, winning their fourth straight season-opening contest and eighth straight home opener.

The Screaming Eagles’ post presence and defensive havoc against the Mighty Oaks led to several scoring opportunities for USI. Southern Indiana tallied 42 points in the paint and forced 33 Oakland City turnovers, which converted to 35 points off turnovers for USI. USI also collected 53 rebounds with 20 on the offensive glass as a team. The Screaming Eagles shot 49.3 percent (33-67) overall and 50 percent (7-14) from three.

USI was led in scoring by senior forward Hannah Haithcock (Washington Courthouse, Ohio) with 16 points. The preseason All-OVC selection found herself on the receiving end on numerous deep passes down low under the basket. Junior forward Meredith Raley (Haubstadt, Indiana) also finished in double-figures, scoring 14 points, including 10 in the third quarter Monday. Sophomore guard Vanessa Shafford (Linton, Indiana) had a solid game on both ends of the court, scoring 12 points but also grabbing nine rebounds with five takeaways.

For Haithcock, Monday was her 49th career double-figure scoring performance after having 20 such games last season. USI is 37-12 when Haithcock scores 10 or more. Raley scored double-digits for the 25th time in her career Monday, as she also scored double-digits 20 times last season. USI is 23-2 when Raley has scored 10 or more. Southern Indiana is 8-0 when Shafford scores 10-plus points, picking up her eighth career double-figure game on Monday.

Western Illinois began its 2022-23 season Monday with a 75-45 road loss at the University of Minnesota. Redshirt Jada Thorpe led Western Illinois with eight points. Senior center Alissa Dins grabbed 12 rebounds in the contest. As a team, Western Illinois shot 15-60 (25%) overall and 7-31 (22.6%) from three. The Leathernecks were outrebounded by the Gophers 54-37. Western Illinois also had 19 turnovers to 10 assists.

Graduate guard Elizabeth Lutz is the top returning player for the Leathernecks this season. Lutz averaged 11.6 points per game last season while also leading the squad with 114 assists and 64 steals. Western Illinois finished the 2021-22 season with a 14-15 record.

Friday is the first meeting of all time between the two schools.

Friday’s game is part of a buy one, get one fandom deal where fans can buy a ticket to Friday’s game or Sunday’s USI Men’s Basketball home game and get the other game free. Fans can buy tickets online at usiscreamingeagles.com.

Additionally, other exciting events and activities are planned throughout the weekend for the Women’s Basketball game on Friday and the Men’s Basketball game Sunday afternoon.

The USI Men’s Basketball team will meet fans from 5-6 p.m. preceding the USI Women’s Basketball game Friday, and the Women’s Basketball team will meet fans 2-3 p.m. before the USI Men’s Basketball game on Sunday.

There will also be spirit and photo stations, Boom Squad Inc. drum line performances on both gamedays at halftime, and USI students will have a chance to win a 2022 Jeep Wrangler from Mt. Vernon Expressway Jeep at both games.

Following Friday’s game, the Screaming Eagles will make their first road trip of the season next Tuesday to Northern Illinois University for an 11 a.m. contest.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SET FOR SATURDAY HOME OPENER

Valparaiso (1-0, 0-0 MVC)

Game #2 – Nov. 12, 2022 – noon

Southern Miss (1-0, 0-0 Sun Belt)

Athletics-Recreation Center (5,000) – Valparaiso, Ind.

Next Up in Valpo Basketball: Fresh off a season-opening win earlier this week, the Valpo women’s basketball team looks to make it back-to-back victories to open the season Saturday afternoon at the ARC as the Beacons welcome Southern Miss to town.

Previously: Valpo took the lead for good early in the third quarter Monday evening en route to a 71-64 victory at Central Michigan to open the 2022-23 season. Leah Earnest set a career best with 20 points and matched her career high with 10 rebounds, one of four Beacons to finish in double figures in the scoring column.

Following Valpo Basketball: Streaming Video: ESPN3

Radio: None

Streaming Audio: YouTube

Links for live coverage: Available via ValpoAthletics.com

Head Coach Mary Evans: Mary Evans is in her fifth year at the helm of the program in 2022-23 and owns a record of 49-68. Evans has made an impact on the program in her first four years, raising the team’s level of play to be competitive in a strong Missouri Valley Conference. Evans’ preferred style of play has been a big part of the program’s turnaround, as Valpo has led the MVC in 3-pointers made per game in each of the last three seasons and in steals per game in two of the last three years.

Series Notes: Saturday will mark the first matchup between Valpo and Southern Miss on the hardwood. Valpo has previously faced four current members of the Sun Belt and holds a 7-4 cumulative record against current Sun Belt programs.

@ValpoWBB…

…and @ValleyHoops

– Valpo was picked to finish in 10th place in the MVC preseason poll, totaling 197 points, just 10 points behind Evansville.

– Valpo is in its sixth season as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference.

– The Valley was ranked 10th in conference NET last year, was ranked seventh nationally in conference NET in 2020-21 and was eighth nationally in conference RPI in 2019-20.

…looking back at last year

– Valpo finished last year with an 11-19 overall record, but was strong in MVC play, going 9-9 in conference and finishing in sixth place – both of which match the program’s best since joining the Valley.

– The Beacons registered the first win at Drake and the first win at Bradley in program history.

– Valpo swept the season series over Drake, the program’s first two wins ever against the Bulldogs.

– The Beacons also tallied four top-100 wins within Valley play.

– Grace White was named MVC Sixth Player of the Year – the program’s first major postseason award since joining the Valley. Shay Frederick was a First Team All-MVC choice, while White was an All-Defensive Team selection and Olivia Brown earned a spot on the All-Newcomer Team.

…at Central Michigan

– Valpo trailed by seven early in the first quarter, but rallied to lead by two at the end of the period and was ahead 33-32 at intermission.

– The Beacons took the lead for good early in the third quarter and led 55-48 with 10 minutes to play.

– CMU cut the lead to one possession three times in the game’s final four minutes, but each time Valpo responded with points on its end – the last a driving layup by Ilysse Pitts with 1:02 to play after CMU had made it a 64-62 game.

– Leah Earnest set a career high with 20 points to lead all players, hitting 8-of-11 from the field, and matched her career best with 10 rebounds.

– Earnest was one of four Valpo players to score in double figures, as Olivia Brown and Katie Beyer scored 11 points apiece and Ali Saunders added 10.

– The Beacons shot 51% from the field and limited CMU to 31.6% shooting.

– The Beacons were an efficient 7-of-17 from 3-point range while CMU was just 3-of-27 from deep.

…looking ahead

– It’s a long stretch of time at home for Valpo, as the Beacons will play three consecutive home games.

– Valpo hosts Eastern Illinois Nov. 16 and UAB Nov. 21 following Saturday’s game.

– The Beacons’ next game away from home won’t be until Nov. 27, when they travel to Northwestern.

…at the ARC

– Saturday’s game is the first of 15 home games this season for Valpo, five of which will be nonconference games.

– The Beacons went 6-7 in home games last season.

@SouthernMissWBB

– Led by 36 points from LSU transfer Domonique Davis, the Golden Eagles won their season opener over William Carey on Monday, 81-58.

– Southern Miss was picked fourth in the Sun Belt preseason poll after going 18-12 and posting a 9-8 record in Conference USA play last season.

Winning the Season Opener

– Valpo’s win over CMU on Monday was its first in a season opener since a 81-47 win over IU Kokomo to open the 2017-18 season.

– It was the program’s first win over a D-I team in a season opener since a 91-57 win over Butler to kick off the 2014-15 campaign, and the first time the team has won a season opener on the road since a 61-47 win at UIC in 1999-2000.

– With a win over Southern Miss, Valpo would open a season 2-0 for the first time since 2012-13. It would also be the first time in program history Valpo has won back-to-back games over D-I programs to start a season.

HOUNDS END SEASON IN GLVC QUARTERFINAL

EAST PEORIA, Ill. – The sixth-seeded UIndy volleyball team (13-14) ended its season on Thursday evening, falling in four sets to No. 3 seed Rockhurst (19-6) in the day’s final quarterfinal.

The Greyhounds hit .295 in the loss, led by middles Elizabeth Eads (10 kills, .667%) and Hannah Sabotin (nine blocks, seven kills).

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

– Emma Jones ends her career on a high note, finishing with 13 kills at a .385 attacking clip. The Greenwood native also chipped in four block assists and four digs.

– Alex Equihua recorded her fifth double-double of the fall, dishing out 22 assists and making 14 digs.

– Grace Hegwood and Sophia Parlanti combined for 20 kills on the outside.

– Lauren Peal finished with 10 digs, the fifth time this season the sophomore recorded double figures. The Grand Rapids, Mich., product tallied double-digit scoops in each of the team’s final three matches of the fall.

HOUND BYTES

“I’m sad to see the season come to a close, but we’re really proud of what we left on the floor tonight,” said head coach Jason Reed. “I really like how we competed in the back half of the season, in large part to our senior class. They established an identity and held the team accountable and showed great leadership. I’m so confident in them in their next chapters of their lives.”

SENIOR CLASS

UIndy graduates six student-athletes, all of whom contributed to the 2019 team that advanced to the NCAA Midwest Regional. Those seniors include MaKenna Barnhart, Alex Equihua, Hannah Huppenbauer, Emma Jones, Gillian Santana, and Kyra Simmons.

Barnhart caps her career third all-time in program history with NUMBER digs, following a senior campaign in which she recorded 476 scoops. Her backline comrade, Santana, also tallied 1,172 digs during her four years as a Greyhound.

Equihua finishes 11th in the program record book with 2,141 assists.

#3 WRESTLING BESTS #14 MERCYHURST, GLENVILLE STATE ON WEST VIRGINIA TRIP

GLENVILLE, W.Va. – The No. 3-ranked University of Indianapolis wrestling team took a six-hour long road trip east to the campus of Glenville State for a pair of duals on Thursday afternoon. The highly ranked Greyhounds left the Mountain State with a pair of wins to their belt, the first coming over No. 14 ranked Mercyhurst 19-16, following that up with a dominating effort over the hosts, Glenville State 33-12.

vs. MERCYHURST

Noah Cantu (125) got the Greyhounds going early, winning via an 8-1 decision to give the Greyhounds an early 3-0 lead. After a Lakers victory over Chase Wilkerson, the score became knotted up at three-apiece, but a win for Breyden Bailey and a huge pin by Jackson Hoover gave UIndy a 12-3 after the 149 bouts.

The Lakers battled back with a win in 157, but No. 6 ranked Jack Eiteljorge (165) took those points right back and more with a major decision 19-5. Mercyhurst was down, but not out as they took points at 174 and 184 to make it 16-12 heading into the 197 match-up.

The No. 2 ranked Derek Blubaugh performed well once again, capturing a 2-0 win over No. 9 Luke McGonigal, making it 19-12. The Greyhound heavyweight Jay Thompson fell, but the Greyhounds held on for the overall victory.

No. 3 UIndy 16 – No. 14 Mercyhurst 16

125         Noah Cantu (Indianapolis) over Travis Browning (Mercyhurst) (Dec 8-1

133         #4 Eric Bartos (Mercyhurst) over Chase Wilkerson (Indianapolis) (Dec 9-2)

141         Breyden Bailey (Indianapolis) over Alex Samson (Mercyhurst) (Dec 10-3)

149         Jackson Hoover (Indianapolis) over Mike Zacur (Mercyhurst) (Fall 1:01)

157         Max Stedeford (Mercyhurst) over Tyler Conley (Indianapolis) (Dec 9-2)

165         #6 Jack Eiteljorge (Indianapolis) over Jaden Reagle (Mercyhurst) (MD 19-5)

174         #3 Dillon Walker (Mercyhurst) over Owen Butler (Indianapolis) (Dec 5-2)

184         Trever Begin (Mercyhurst) over Aidan Petersen (Indianapolis) (Dec 3-2)

197         #2 Derek Blubaugh (Indianapolis) over #9 Luke McGonigal (Mercyhurst) (Dec 2-0)

285         Hunter Harnish (Mercyhurst) over Jay Thompson (Indianapolis) (MD 8-0)

HOUNDS HOST BULLDOGS SATURDAY AFTERNOON WITH GLVC TITLE ON THE LINE

GAME 10

vs. 20 Truman Bulldogs (8-1, 5-0 GLVC)

Saturday  |  November 12  |  2 p.m. ET

A pair of top-20 teams go head-to-head at Key Stadium this Saturday with the GLVC trophy and a potential playoff spot hanging in the balance. No. 20 Truman State University visits the Circle City to take on 14th-ranked UIndy in a 2 p.m. kick. Both teams are 8-1 overall and a perfect 5-0 in conference play.

UIndy is looking to up its league-high total of GLVC crowns to eight, while Truman is searching for GLVC championship No. 2 and first-ever outright title (it shared the 2016 title with Southwest Baptist). Meanwhile, Truman and UIndy are ranked sixth and seventh, respectively, in the latest Super Region 3 rankings. The region’s top seven teams will qualify for postseason play.

The Greyhounds own an 8-1 all-time record versus Truman. Last November, the Hounds came out on top in a gritty defensive battle, 13-10. UIndy scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, including a game-winning 40-yard field goal from Paul Buisman with just 19 seconds left.

Saturday is also Senior Day for the football program. UIndy will honor a total of 20 seniors prior to kickoff. Frank Bentley, JaQuan Buchanan Tyson Burton, Toriano Clinton, Christian Conkling, Michael Dennison, Kyle Eberly, Jon Eineman, Bryce Giebel, Kiave’ Guerrier, Trevon Hall, Doug Haugh, Benjamin Hunnius, Jacob Jones, Luke Martindale, Kevin McNelis, Brian Mullins, Chris Payne, Teangelo Rayner,  and Steven Towns Jr. will all be recognized for their hard work and dedication to the program.

MEN’S BASKETBALL TIPS SEASON AT HOME WITH REGIONAL FOES

The UIndy men’s basketball team opens the 2022-23 campaign with a pair of in-region opponents, Ohio Dominican and Lake Erie, as part of the weekend’s GLVC/G-MAC Challenge. The Greyhounds tip with ODU in the season opener at 7:30 p.m. from Nicoson Hall on Friday evening, before capping the weekend on Sunday against Lake Erie at 3 p.m.

The Greyhounds were chosen as the GLVC preseason favorite, as decided by the league’s 13 head coaches. In addition, Jesse Bingham and Kendrick Tchoua were recently chosen as 2022-23 All-Stars by the IndyStar. Bingham earned spots on the All-GLVC Second Team and All-Defensive Team last winter.

UIndy leads the all-time series against both opponents this weekend, with the Greyhounds winning last season’s opener against Lake Erie from inside Nicoson Hall.

GAMEDAY GUIDE: NO. 7 MARIAN TRAVELS TO LAWRENCE TECH

INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time in program history, the Marian football team will travel to Southfield, Michigan, as the Knights will take on Lawrence Tech in the 2022 regular season finale. Marian enters the final week of the season ranked at No. 7 in the NAIA, carrying a 7-1 record.

THE GAME

Marian enters the final week of the season with a 7-1 record, going 5-1 in MSFA Mideast play. Lawrence Tech is 3-6 overall and 2-4 in MSFA Mideast play. Both teams are entering off a victory as the Knights have won three straight including Saturday’s 24-2 win over Siena Heights, while Lawrence Tech earned a 24-19 win over St. Francis last weekend.

THE SERIES

Marian is 2-0 all-time against Lawrence Tech, a series that begin in 2019. The Knights have put up 41 points in each meeting, and are allowing 3.5 points per game against the Blue Devils. Ben Stevens has been a catalyst for Marian in series against Lawrence Tech, last season recording over 150 yards through the air to go with a pair of touchdowns, while returning a punt for a score as a second-year player in 2019. Defensively, the Knights are averaging 5.5 sacks a game against Tyler Kulka and Lawrence Tech, while forcing an average of two turnovers per game.

PLAYOFF PUSH

Marian enters the week ranked No. 7 in the NAIA Coaches Poll, holding steady at the position for the second consecutive week. Marian is once again in the driver’s seat to return to the NAIA Football Championship Series, and controls their own destiny as they seek to earn an at-large bid, with the drawing announced on Sunday, November 13.

The NAIA Selection Show will air at 7 PM EST on Sunday night, and can be found on the NAIA YouTube Channel.

MSFA CHAMPIONSHIP

Marian is still at large to claim a share of the MSFA Mideast League Championship. Indiana Wesleyan has clinched a share and will win the league outright on Saturday with a win over Madonna. Marian can become a co-champion with a win over Lawrence Tech and an Indiana Wesleyan loss, then taking the automatic bid into the NAIA Postseason.

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ROSE-HULMAN ATHLETICS: https://athletics.rose-hulman.edu/

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ST. FRANCIS ATHLETICS: https://www.saintfranciscougars.com/landing/index

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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
East Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Buffalo Bills620.7500.02201183-0-03-2-04-2-00-2-01 L
New York Jets630.6670.51961762-3-04-0-05-3-02-1-01 W
Miami Dolphins630.6670.52132243-1-03-2-04-2-02-1-03 W
New England Patriots540.5561.52031662-2-03-2-04-2-01-1-02 W
 
West Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Kansas City Chiefs620.7500.02431893-1-03-1-03-2-02-0-02 W
Los Angeles Chargers530.6251.01842062-2-03-1-04-2-02-1-01 W
Denver Broncos350.3753.01211322-2-01-3-02-4-00-2-01 W
Las Vegas Raiders260.2504.01832012-1-00-5-02-4-01-2-02 L
 
North Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Baltimore Ravens630.6670.02351962-2-04-1-04-2-02-0-03 W
Cincinnati Bengals540.5561.02281853-1-02-3-02-3-00-3-01 W
Cleveland Browns350.3752.52001992-3-01-2-02-4-02-1-01 W
Pittsburgh Steelers260.2503.51201971-2-01-4-01-5-01-1-02 L
 
South Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Tennessee Titans530.6250.01491582-1-03-2-04-2-03-0-01 L
Indianapolis Colts351.3892.01321832-2-01-3-13-4-11-3-13 L
Jacksonville Jaguars360.3332.51991782-3-01-3-03-3-01-2-01 W
Houston Texans161.1883.51331830-3-11-3-01-4-11-1-13 L
 
National Football Conference
East Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Philadelphia Eagles8001.0000.02251354-0-04-0-05-0-02-0-08 W
Dallas Cowboys620.7502.01831334-1-02-1-05-2-02-1-02 W
New York Giants620.7502.01631573-1-03-1-03-2-00-1-01 L
Washington Commanders450.4444.51591922-3-02-2-02-4-00-2-01 L
 
West Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Seattle Seahawks630.6670.02412203-1-03-2-04-3-02-1-04 W
San Francisco 49ers440.5001.51761472-1-02-3-04-2-03-0-01 W
Los Angeles Rams350.3752.51311732-3-01-2-03-4-01-2-02 L
Arizona Cardinals360.3333.02032411-4-02-2-02-5-00-3-02 L
 
North Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Minnesota Vikings710.8750.01931614-0-03-1-06-1-03-0-06 W
Green Bay Packers360.3334.51541882-2-01-4-02-4-01-2-05 L
Chicago Bears360.3334.51872162-2-01-4-01-5-00-2-02 L
Detroit Lions260.2505.01882342-3-00-3-02-4-01-1-01 W
 
South Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Tampa Bay Buccaneers450.4440.01621642-3-02-2-04-2-02-1-01 W
Atlanta Falcons460.4000.52322503-2-01-4-03-4-01-3-02 L
New Orleans Saints360.3331.02122272-4-01-2-02-4-01-2-01 L
Carolina Panthers370.3001.52042433-3-00-4-03-5-03-1-01 W

NBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Boston83.7274-14-22-07-37-34 W
Toronto75.5831.55-12-41-25-46-41 W
New York56.4553.03-22-41-24-55-51 L
Brooklyn57.4173.53-42-32-05-34-61 W
Philadelphia57.4173.52-43-31-34-65-51 L
 
Central Divison
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Milwaukee101.9097-03-12-06-19-11 W
Cleveland83.7272.04-04-32-07-18-22 L
Chicago67.4625.04-32-41-16-55-51 L
Indiana56.4555.03-32-31-14-45-51 L
Detroit39.2507.53-30-60-41-92-81 L
 
Southeast Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Atlanta84.6675-23-21-16-36-41 W
Washington66.5002.03-33-31-05-54-62 W
Miami57.4173.04-41-31-02-45-51 W
Orlando39.2505.03-30-61-11-53-71 W
Charlotte310.2315.51-52-51-31-61-97 L
 
Western Conference
Northwest Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Utah103.7695-05-32-19-37-34 W
Portland93.7500.53-26-11-07-27-33 W
Denver83.7271.04-04-33-27-38-24 W
Minnesota57.4174.54-51-22-15-54-62 L
Oklahoma City47.3645.03-31-40-43-44-64 L
 
Pacific Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Phoenix83.7276-12-22-08-27-31 W
LA Clippers75.5831.53-34-23-16-55-52 W
Sacramento46.4003.52-32-30-30-54-61 W
Golden State47.3644.04-10-63-13-33-71 W
LA Lakers29.1826.02-40-50-32-82-84 L
 
Southwest Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Memphis84.6674-14-32-14-36-41 W
Dallas65.5451.55-11-41-12-36-42 L
New Orleans66.5002.02-24-41-03-44-61 L
San Antonio57.4173.02-53-20-12-54-65 L
Houston210.1676.01-21-80-11-72-81 L

NHL STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
 GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
Boston Bruins141220241157328-0-04-2-09-1-0
New Jersey Devils141130221151366-2-05-1-09-1-0
Carolina Hurricanes1494119746394-2-05-2-16-3-1
New York Islanders1596018949385-3-04-3-07-3-0
Florida Panthers1485117746424-0-14-5-05-4-1
Toronto Maple Leafs1474317740385-1-12-3-25-2-3
Detroit Red Wings1474317741465-2-22-2-15-4-1
New York Rangers1575317747453-3-34-2-04-4-2
Philadelphia Flyers1374216735344-1-13-3-14-4-2
10 Tampa Bay Lightning1375115742413-2-14-3-06-3-1
11 Montreal Canadiens1476115642444-3-03-3-15-4-1
12 Buffalo Sabres1477014754494-4-03-3-04-6-0
13 Washington Capitals1567214641464-3-12-4-14-4-2
14 Pittsburgh Penguins1356212546453-1-12-5-13-6-1
15 Ottawa Senators134819445484-4-00-4-13-6-1
16 Columbus Blue Jackets134908435573-5-01-4-04-6-0
 
Western Conference
 GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
Vegas Golden Knights151320261357345-1-08-1-09-1-0
Winnipeg Jets1283117838285-1-03-2-17-2-1
Los Angeles Kings1696119852545-3-04-3-16-3-1
Seattle Kraken1484218850413-3-15-1-17-2-1
Dallas Stars1384117847324-1-04-3-15-4-1
Colorado Avalanche1274115645343-1-14-3-06-3-1
Edmonton Oilers1587016855564-5-04-2-06-4-0
Arizona Coyotes1366113637461-2-15-4-05-4-1
Minnesota Wild1366113539422-4-04-2-16-3-1
10 Chicago Blackhawks1355313535414-2-11-3-24-3-3
11 Calgary Flames1356212538434-4-11-2-12-6-2
12 Nashville Predators1458111438502-3-13-5-03-6-1
13 Vancouver Canucks1447311449582-3-12-4-24-4-2
14 Anaheim Ducks144919240652-3-02-6-13-6-1
15 San Jose Sharks153939339541-5-32-4-03-4-3
16 St. Louis Blues124808428462-4-02-4-02-8-0

TV FRIDAY

COLLEGE BASKETBALLTIME ETTV
Fairfield at New Hampshire1:00 PMESPN3
Detroit Mercy at Boston College1:00 PMACCN
Johnson at Jacksonville2:00 PMESPN+
UAB vs. Toledo5:00 PM
Delaware at Air Force5:00 PMMWN
Fresno State vs. UC Santa Barbara5:00 PMFLOHOOPS
Milligan at Mercer5:30 PMESPN+
Boston University at UConn6:00 PMFS2
Houston vs. Saint Joseph’s6:00 PMCBSSN
Harvard vs. Louisiana6:00 PMESPN+
Howard at George Washington6:00 PMESPN+
Gonzaga vs. Michigan State6:30 PMESPN
USC Upstate at Duke6:30 PMACCN
Hendrix at Central Arkansas6:30 PMESPN+
Miami (OH)-Hamilton at Stony Brook6:30 PMFLOHOOPS
Villanova at Temple7:00 PMESPNU
Duquesne at Kentucky7:00 PMSECN
Austin Peay at Purdue7:00 PMBTN
Kansas State at California7:00 PMPAC12
CSU Bakersfield at Utah7:00 PMPAC12
Charleston at North Carolina7:00 PMESPN3
UNI at Richmond7:00 PMMASN2
Old Dominion at Drexel7:00 PMNBC-PHI
SMU at Dayton7:00 PMBally Sports
Maine-Fort Kent at Maine7:00 PMESPN3
West Virginia at Pitt7:00 PMESPN+
UNCG at Miami (FL)7:00 PMESPN+
Campbell at NC State7:00 PMESPN+
Clemson at South Carolina7:00 PMESPN+
Southern Miss at Vanderbilt7:00 PMESPN+
Florida Atlantic at Ole Miss7:00 PMESPN+
Kennesaw State at Florida7:00 PMESPN+
Bowling Green at Oakland7:00 PMESPN+
Florida State at UCF7:00 PMESPN+
McNeese at Tulane7:00 PMESPN+
Belmont at Furman7:00 PMESPN+
Methodist (NC) at Coastal Carolina7:00 PMESPN+
Longwood at George Mason7:00 PMESPN+
Bryant at Dartmouth7:00 PMESPN+
Carver at UNCW7:00 PMFLOHOOPS
Iona at Hofstra7:00 PMFLOHOOPS
St. Francis Brooklyn at Minnesota7:00 PMBTN+
Stanford vs. Wisconsin7:30 PMFS1
Akron vs. Mississippi State7:30 PM
Montana at Xavier8:00 PMFS2
A&M-Commerce at Northern Colorado8:00 PMESPN+
Abilene Christian at Texas A&M8:00 PMESPN+
South Florida at Auburn8:00 PMESPN+
Fordham at Arkansas8:00 PMESPN+
Penn at Missouri8:00 PMESPN+
Liberty at Alabama8:00 PMESPN+
Loyola Chicago at UIC8:00 PMESPN+
Norfolk State at Baylor8:00 PMESPN+
UTSA at A&M-Corpus Christi8:00 PMESPN+
Lamar at TCU8:00 PMESPN+
Colorado at Grambling State8:00 PMESPN+
North Carolina A&T at Iowa8:00 PMBTN+
Northern Illinois at Northwestern8:00 PMBTN+
UAPB at Oklahoma8:00 PMESPN+
John Brown at Oral Roberts8:00 PM
Chicago State at St. Thomas8:00 PM
Georgia at Wake Forest8:30 PMACCN
Princeton at Navy8:30 PMCBSSN
ETSU vs. Elon8:30 PMESPN+
Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan9:00 PMESPNU
Kansas City at Illinois9:00 PMBTN
Florida A&M at Oregon State9:00 PMPAC12
Southern at Arizona9:00 PMPAC12
Monmouth at Virginia9:00 PMESPN3
Southeastern Louisiana at Colorado State9:00 PMMWN
Bradley at Utah State9:00 PMMWN
South Alabama at New Mexico9:00 PMMWN
Western Illinois at DePaul10:00 PMWCC
Portland State at Portland10:00 PMMWN
Pepperdine at Cal State Fullerton10:00 PMESPN+
NJIT at California Baptist10:00 PMESPN+
BYU at San Diego State10:30 PMMWN
North Florida at Washington11:00 PMPAC12
Long Beach State at UCLA11:00 PMPAC12
UC Irvine at Oregon11:00 PMPAC12
Mississippi Valley State at Hawai’i11:59 PMESPN+
COLLEGE FOOTBALLTIME ETTV
East Carolina at Cincinnati8:00pmESPN2
Colorado at USC9:30pmFS1
Fresno State at UNLV10:30pmCBSSN
GOLFTIME ETTV
LPGA: Pelican Women’s Championship10:00amGOLF
PGA: Houston Open1:00pmGOLF
Champions: Charles Schwab Cup Championship4:00pmGOLF
NBATIME ETTV
Denver at Boston7:00pmNBATV
ALT
NBCS-BOS
Phoenix at Orlando7:00pmBally Sports
Detroit at New York7:30pmMSG
Bally Sports
Milwaukee at San Antonio8:00pmBally Sports
Toronto at Oklahoma City8:00pmBally Sports
Sportsnet
Minnesota at Memphis9:30pmESPN
Bally Sports
Cleveland at Golden State10:00pmBally Sports
NCBS-BAY
Sacramento at LA Lakers10:30pmNBCS-CA
Sportsnet
NHLTIME ETTV
Pittsburgh at Toronto7:00pmATTSN-PIT
Sportsnet
Tampa Bay at Washington7:00pmNHLN
NBCS-WSH
Bally Sports
San Jose at Dallas8:30pmNBCS-CA
Bally Sports
Minnesota at Seattle10:00pmESPN+
HULU
SOCCERTIME ETTV
Bundesliga: Borussia M’gladbach vs Borussia Dortmund2:30pmESPN+
Serie A: Empoli vs Cremonese2:45pmParamount+
First Division A: OH Leuven vs Sérésien2:45pmESPN+
Ligue 1: Olympique Lyonnais vs Nice3:00pmbeIN Sports
England Championship: Birmingham City vs Sunderland3:00pmESPN+
Women’s Friendly: USA vs Germany7:00pmFS1

TV SATURDAY

COLLEGE BASKETBALLTIME ETTV
Green Bay at Georgetown11:00am
Saint Peter’s at Seton Hall12:00pmFS2
South Carolina State at Tennessee State12:00pmESPN+
Wright State at Louisville1:00pmESPN+
Stonehill at Army West Point1:00pmESPN+
SIUE at Purdue Fort Wayne1:00pmESPN+
UC Clermont at Northern Kentucky2:00pmESPN+
Ball State at Indiana State2:00pmESPN+
UMass Lowell at Rutgers2:00pmBTN+
Champion Christian at UT Martin3:00pmESPN+
Wagner at La Salle3:00pmESPN+
Brevard at UNC Asheville3:00pmESPN+
Bellhaven at Samford3:00pmESPN+
Jackson State at Tulsa3:00pmESPN+
St. Katharine at Southern Utah3:00pmESPN+
Texas State at Rhode Island4:00pmESPN+
Bethesda at San Jose State4:00pmMWN
Wofford at High Point4:00pmESPN+
Presbyterian at East Carolina4:00pmESPN+
Niagara at Bucknell4:00pmESPN+
Middle Tennessee at Winthrop4:00pmESPN+
Alcorn State at Wichita State4:00pmESPN+
Northern Arizona at Utah Valley4:00pmESPN+
Grand Canyon at Nevada5:00pmMWN
St. Francis (IL) at New Orleans5:00pmESPN+
Lyon at Southeast Missouri5:00pmESPN+
Campbellsville-Harrodsburg at Lipscomb5:30pmESPN+
Lafayette at St. John’s6:00pmFS2
UIW at UNLV6:00pmMWN
Arkansas State at LSU6:00pmESPN+
Cardinal Stritch at Milwaukee6:00pmESPN+
Dakota State at South Dakota6:00pm
Morgan State at VCU7:00pmESPN+
Evansville at Saint Louis7:00pmESPN+
Washington State vs. Boise State7:00pmMWN
Hartford at Saint Francis U7:00pmNEC
St. Bonaventure at Canisius7:00pmESPN+
James Madison at Buffalo7:00pmESPN+
Massachusetts Liberal Arts at Dartmouth7:00pmESPN+
Regent at Hampton7:00pmFLOHOOPS
Georgia Tech at Georgia State7:00pmESPN+
Trinity Baptist at Georgia Southern7:00pmESPN+
Kentucky State at WKU7:00pmESPN+
Lindsay Wilson at Murray State7:00pmESPN+
Northeastern at Providence8:00pmFS2
Southwestern Adventist at UTRGV8:00pmESPN+
Bellarmine at Morehead State8:00pmESPN+
Illinois State at Northwestern State8:00pmESPN+
Southwestern at UTA8:30pmESPN+
CSUN at Utah Tech9:00pmESPN+
NM State at UTEP9:00pmCUSAtv
UC Davis at Loyola Marymount10:00pmWCC
Sacramento State at UC San Diego10:00pmESPN+
COLLEGE FOOTBALLTIME ETTV
Missouri at Tennessee12:00pm
Indiana at Ohio State12:00pmFOX
LSU at Arkansas12:00pmESPN
Purdue at Illinois12:00pmESPN2
Vanderbilt at Kentucky12:00pmSECN
Oklahoma at West Virginia12:00pmFS1
Notre Dame vs. Navy12:00pmABC
Liberty at UConn12:00pmCBSSN
Rutgers at Michigan State12:00pmBTN
Virginia Tech at Duke12:00pmESPN3
Pitt at Virginia12:00pmACCN
SMU at USF12:00pmESPNU
James Madison at Old Dominion1:00pmESPN+
ULM at Georgia State1:00pmESPN+
Rice at WKU2:00pmESPN+
UMass at Arkansas State3:00pmESPN3
Temple at Houston3:00pmESPN+
Louisville at Clemson3:30pmESPN
Nebraska at Michigan3:30pmABC
Alabama at Ole Miss3:30pmCBS
Maryland at Penn State3:30pmFOX
Iowa State at Oklahoma State3:30pmESPNU
UCF at Tulane3:30pmESPN2
Boston College at NC State3:30pmACCN
Arizona State at Washington State3:30pmPAC12
Army at Troy3:30pmNFL NET
Wisconsin at Iowa3:30pmFS1
Northwestern at Minnesota3:30pmBTN
Miami (FL) at Georgia Tech3:30pmESPN3
New Mexico at Air Force3:30pmCBSSN
Appalachian State at Marshall3:30pmESPN+
Charlotte at Middle Tennessee3:30pmESPN3
Louisiana Tech at UTSA3:30pmESPN+
North Texas at UAB3:30pm
South Carolina at Florida4:00pmSECN
Lamar at New Mexico State4:00pm
Texas State at South Alabama5:00pmESPN+
Georgia at Mississippi State7:00pmESPN
Washington at Oregon7:00pmFOX
Kansas State at Baylor7:00pmFS1
Kansas at Texas Tech7:00pmESPN+
Wyoming at Colorado State7:00pmCBSSN
Florida Atlantic at FIU7:00pm
TCU at Texas7:30pmABC
North Carolina at Wake Forest7:30pmESPN2
Texas A&M at Auburn7:30pmSECN
Southern Miss at Coastal Carolina7:30pmESPNU
Florida State at Syracuse8:00pmACCN
California at Oregon State9:00pmPAC12
Stanford at Utah10:00pmESPN
Arizona at UCLA10:30pmFOX
Boise State at Nevada10:30pmCBSSN
San Jose State at San Diego State10:30pmFS1
Utah State at Hawai’i11:00pm
GOLFTIME ETTV
LPGA: Pelican Women’s Championship10:00amGOLF
PGA: Houston Open1:00pmGOLF
Champions: Charles Schwab Cup Championship4:00pmGOLF
NBATIME ETTV
Brooklyn at LA Clippers4:00pmYES
Bally Sports
Utah at Washington6:00pmNBCS-WSH
ATTSN-RM
Boston at Detroit7:00pmNBCS-BOS
Bally Sports
Toronto at Indiana7:00pmSportsnet
Bally Sports
Atlanta at Philadelphia7:30pmNBCS-PHI
Bally Sports
Charlotte at Miami8:00pmBally Sports
Houston at New Orleans8:30pmNBATV
ATTSN-SW
Bally Sports
Portland at Dallas8:30pmRoot Sports
Bally Sports
NHLTIME ETTV
Ottawa at Philadelphia1:00pmNHLN
NBCS-PHI
Sportsnet
Edmonton at Florida4:00pmSportsnet
Bally Sports
Arizona at New Jersey7:00pmBally Sports
MSGSN
Boston at Buffalo7:00pmNESN
MSG-BUF
Pittsburgh at Montreal7:00pmNHLN
ATTSN-PIT
Sportsnet
Vancouver at Toronto7:00pmSportsnet
Columbus at NY Islanders7:30pmBally Sports
MSGSN
NY Rangers at Nashville8:00pmMSG
Bally Sports
Carolina at Colorado9:00pmBally Sports
ALT
Chicago at Anaheim10:00pmNBCS-CHI
Bally Sports
St. Louis at Vegas10:00pmATTSN-RM
Bally Sports
Winnipeg at Calgary10:30pmSportsnet
Detroit at Los Angeles10:30pmBally Sports
SOCCERTIME ETTV
EPL: Manchester City vs Brentford7:30amUSA
Serie A: Napoli vs Udinese9:00amParamount+
Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen vs Stuttgart9:30amESPN+
Bundesliga: Hoffenheim vs Wolfsburg9:30amESPN+
Bundesliga: Hertha BSC vs Köln9:30amESPN+
Bundesliga: Augsburg vs Bochum9:30amESPN+
EPL: Liverpool vs Southampton10:00amUSA
EPL: AFC Bournemouth vs Everton10:00amPeacock
EPL: Nottingham Forest vs Crystal Palace10:00amPeacock
EPL: Tottenham Hotspur vs Leeds United10:00amPeacock
EPL: West Ham United vs Leicester City10:00amPeacock
Ligue 1: Lens vs Clermont11:00ambeIN Sports
Serie A: Sampdoria vs Lecce12:00pmParamount+
Bundesliga: Schalke 04 vs Bayern München12:30pmESPN+
EPL: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Arsenal12:30pmUNIVERSO
EPL: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Arsenal2:45pmUSA
Serie A: Bologna vs Sassuolo2:45pmParamount+
First Division A: OH Leuven vs Sérésien2:45pmESPN+
Ligue 1: Rennes vs Toulouse3:00pmbeIN Sports

FOOTBALL HISTORY

Thorpe Aids in Upset

November 11, 1911 – Cambridge, Massachusetts – A true legend of the game added started writing his football story. As reported by a story on NCAA.com, the Carlisle Indian School of Carlisle, Pa., led by Jim Thorpe, upset the nationally ranked Harvard University football squad by the score of 18-15 as 25,000 in attendance looked on. Thorpe scored every single point for Carlisle in that game, as he punched in a touchdown, kicked an extra point and four field goals. The Indians were coached by Pop Warner in his 10th year as head coach. Carlisle on the season compiled a record of 11–1 , outscored opponents 298 to 49. Walter Camp easily selected Jim Thorpe as a first-team All-American.

A Really Record Setting Game, 13 of them to be exact!

November 11, 1939 – Shreveport, Louisiana – A great story on commdiginews.com tells us of a contest between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Centenary College Centenary Gentlemen. This college football game set more NCAA records than any game in NCAA history: 13. Texas Tech and Centenary played to a 0-0 tie in a torrential downpour. According to the Weather Underground’s historical archives, there was 2.23 inches of rain that fell in Shreveport, Louisiana on game day. Players were getting hurt left and right and the oversized ball used at the time when wet was hard to hang onto. It sounds really odd but according to the article weather was dictating strategy, traditional offenses were ineffective at best, not to mention dangerous so both teams decided that punting the ball away was the best play. Centenary took the opening kick-off and ran it back to the 13. Without hesitation, the Gentlemen punted on their first play from scrimmage. After running just two plays, the Red Raiders followed suit and punted on third down. There were an NCAA-record 77 punts in the game because of this, 39 by Tech and 38 by Centenary. The most amazing fact though was that 67 of 77 occurred on first down! Talk about a record that will never be broken!

Jackets Play it Cold

November 11, 1978 – Colorado Springs, Colorado – Fromtherumbleseat.com tells the tale of the game quite well, that after a lousy previous season and their former coach Ben Martin announcing his retirement, Air Force hired a guy by the name of Bill Parcells to coach the team. You would think that the Falcons would be ready for a big win as was a frigid Saturday in Colorado Springs, Colorado containing temperatures as low as 21°F. Tech was thought to be at a severe disadvantage coming to such chilly conditions from hot Georgia. No one told the Yellow Jackets rushing offense that though as Runningback Eddie Lee Ivery rushes for 356 yards to lead Georgia Tech to a 42-21 victory over Air Force.

By George I thinks he’s got it!

November 11, 1995 – OSU’s Eddie George rushed for a school-record 314 yards on 36 carries and scored three touchdowns to boot as Ohio State routed the University of Illinois 41-3. The website elevenwarriors.com summed up the story nicely. Running against the Illini was supposed to be a difficult task. Coming into the 10th game of the season, Illinois was ranked 10th in the nation in run defense, giving up barely more than 100 yards per game. Linebackers Simeon Rice and Kevin Hardy were All-American caliber and were stout against the run. That is all well and good, but those facts seemed to motivate Eddie G and his blockers up front. George had over 100 yards in the 1st quarter alone, and over 180 at halftime. Eddie kept up the yardage after the half too as on the first play of the 2nd half, George took a handoff from Hoying and burst through a hole on the left side, then sped down the sideline for a 64-yard touchdown.

Holy War 12

November 11, 2000 – South Bend, Indiana – According to onthisday.com the 12th College Football Holy War was played as Notre Dame knocked off Boston College 28-16.

Alexander the Great

November 11, 2001 – Husky Stadium, Seattle , Washington – Seahawks young running back Shaun Alexander in just his sixth start ran the rock for 266 yards on 35 carries and scored an 88-yard touchdown run as Seattle upset the favored Oakland Raiders 34-27.

The Vets still perform at a high level

November 11, 2002 – With some record setting performances, the Oakland Raiders, scooted past the Denver Broncos by the score of 34-10. ESPN.com tells the story of how the 36 year old veteran Quarterback Rich Gannon completed 21 straight passes and a 40 year old GOAT Wide Receiver named Jerry Rice became the first player to score 200 career touchdowns.

Favre joins the club

November 11, 2007 – Green Bay , Wisconsin – CN-reuter.com has the headline story that tells how Brett Favre joined Dan Marino as the only quarterbacks to throw for 60,000 yards in a career. Favre accomplished the feat during the second quarter of Green Bay’s 34-0 win over the Minnesota Vikings. The old number 4 passed for 351 yards and three touchdowns in the Green Bay victory.

Where is the Defense?

November 11, 2011 – Montgomery, Alabama – A piece on AL.com tells us that Faulkner University defeated Union University of Kentucky by the amazing score of 95-89 in triple overtime to set an NAIA football record. The 184 combined points, smashes the previous mark of 141 set in 1994 when Southwestern University defeated Sterling University in a State of Kansas shootout to the tune of a 79-62 final score. The 184 total points in our 2011 game though was the second-highest scoring game in college football history, surpassed only by Georgia Tech’s 222-0 blasting of Cumberland in 1916.

4 TD’s for Louisville’s Action Jackson

November 11, 2017 – Louisville, Kentucky – The University of Louisville’s Lamar Jackson accounted for four touchdowns and 342 yards as the Cardinal dropped Virginia 38-21. The dailypress.com story fills us in on the action. Lamar Jackson passed for 195 yards, rushed for 147 in the game against the Cavaliers. Lamar established an NCAA milestone in the victory as well. Jackson, the Heisman Trophy winner, became the first player in NCAA history to post two seasons with 1,000 yards rushing and 3,000 yards passing.

Hall of Fame Birthday for November 11

Bobby Dodd

November 11, 1908 – Galax, Virginia – The quarterback from the University of Tennessee Bobby Dodd was born. Dodd played with the Volunteers from 1928 through the 1930 season. The National Football Foundation website does a nice job on the bio of Bobby Dodd. They tell of how he was successful at almost any endeavor he put his mind to. Besides football where the Vols were 27-1-2 in his three seasons but he also won tournaments in tennis and bridge! His talent at football was showcased in his running passing and kicking abilities. The article goes on to say that famous football journalist Grantland Rice named him to 1930 All-America. Team whileEdwin Camp, of the Atlanta Journal, called Dodd “the greatest football player ever developed in the South.” Bobby Dodd was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1959.

John Orsi

November 11, 1908 – Newark, New Jersey – John Orsi the end from Colgate arrived into the world. The footballfoundation.org website described Orsi offensively as a swift, nimble, high leaping pass- catcher who was a main contributor to the scoring machine of Colgate. On defense he was a play-disrupting, jolting tackler all in all a two way playmaker in today’s terms. During Orsi’s career at Colgate that lasted from 1929 through 1931 the Raiders had a 25-3 record and had 19 shutouts of opponents. After the 1931 season John earned All-America honors. The National Football Foundation selected John Orsi to enter into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1982.

Ed Dyas

November 11, 1939 – Mobile, Alabama – Auburn’s great fullback, Ed Dyas was born. Dyas was a great two way player for the Tigers but on offense he led the team in rushing and scores in fact the NFF’s website biography on Ed says that he was named as an All-American at Fullback, was the SEC’s Most Outstanding Back and First-Team All- Conference in 1960. In his four years at Auburn he handled all of the kicking besides playing linebacker and fullback. Heck one has to wonder if he ever left the field? Oh and did I mention that Dyas set an NCAA record for field goals in a season with 13. Ed Dyas was also selected as an NFF National Scholar-Athlete and received the Bill Streit Award for highest senior GPA and won the Cliff Hare Award, the highest honor an Auburn athlete can receive for academic, athletic and leadership achievement. In 2009 the powers that be in the NFF voted Ed Dyas to join the exclusive club of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Ricky Hunley

November 11, 1961 – Petersburg, Virginia – Marked the day of birth for Ricky Hunley the linebacker from the University of Arizona. Hunley was a four year letter winner at Arizona as according to the NFF he turned down a lucrative minor league baseball contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates to attend school and play football. Ricky Hunley made a wise choice as he became a consensus All-American linebacker in 1982 and unanimous All-American in 1983. The College Football Hall of Fame found a place for Ricky Hunley in 1997. After school Hunley played in the NFL League 7 seasons with the Denver Broncos, Phoenix Cardinals and the Los Angeles Raiders. He also served as executive vice-president of the NFL Players Association and coached some in the college ranks.

SPORTS NUMBERS

21 – 6 – 9 – 34 – 40 – 31 – 51 – 29 – 41 – 57 – 27

November 11, 1943 – New York Yankees pitcher Number 21, Spud Chandler won the American League MVP and on the Senior Circuit, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Number 6, Stan Musial won National League MVP

November 11, 1980 – New York Islanders’ future Hockey Hall of Fame right wing Number 9, Mike Bossy scored 4 goals in a 6-6 tie against visiting Minnesota North Stars

November 11, 1981 – LA Dodgers starter Fernando Valenzuela, wearing Number 34 became the first MLB rookie to win a Cy Young Award, the National League version. While Milwaukee Brewers’ Number 34, Rollie Fingers takes American League Award

November 11, 1987 – Boston Red Sox starter Number 21, Roger Clemens won back-to-back American League Cy Young Awards; Philadelphia Phillies starter Number 40, Steve Bedrosian was awarded the National League Award

November 11, 1987 – Star soccer striker Mark Hughes, Number 9 played for Wales and Bayern Munich in 2 countries on same day; appears for Wales in 2-0 European Championship loss to Czechoslovakia in Prague, then jets to Munich for 3-2 Cup win over Borussia

November 11, 1990 – California Angel Chuck Finley (Number 31) and Seattle Mariner Randy Johnson (Number 51) combined to pitch a no-hitter in exhibition game between US & Japanese all-star teams

November 11, 1996 – Atlanta Braves starting pitcher John Smoltz, Number 29 won the NL Cy Young Award; Pat Hentgen, Number 41 of the Toronto Blue Jays claims AL Award

November 11, 1997 – Canadian based players win Cy Young Awards for best MLB pitcher; Toronto Blue Jays’ Roger Clemens (Number 21) won his 4th AL Award; Pedro Martinez of Montreal Expos takes NL AwardNovember 11, 2020 – Shane Bieber, who wore Number 57 with the Cleveland Indians (AL) and Cincinnati Reds starter Number 27, Trevor Bauer (NL) take Cy Young Award for best pitchers in MLB