HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
CENTER GROVE 14, WARREN CENTRAL 0
WESTFIELD 24, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 21
BEN DAVIS 27, CATHEDRAL 24
CROWN POINT 34, PENN 33
CENTER GROVE AT BEN DAVIS
WESTFIELD AT CROWN POINT
DECATUR CENTRAL 41, WHITELAND 7
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 42, EVANSVILLE NORTH 21
MERRILLVILLE 24, VALPARAISO 20
FT. WAYNE SNIDER 19, MISHAWAKA 18
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH AT DECATUR CENTRAL
MERRILLVILLE AT FT. WAYNE SNIDER
LEO 41, MISSISSINEWA 7
NEW PALESTINE 39, MOORESVILLE 6
NORTHWOOD 38, NEW PRAIRIE 14
EAST CENTRAL 47, EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL 7
NEW PALESTINE AT EAST CENTRAL
NORTHWOOD AT LEO
BISHOP CHATARD 35, DELTA 6
KNOX 41, WEST LAFAYETTE 23
GIBSON SOUTHERN (10-2) AT TRI-WEST (11-1), 3 P.M. SATURDAY
HERITAGE HILLS 24, BATESVILLE 21
TRI-WEST/GIBSON SOUTHERN AT HERITAGE HILLS
KNOX AT BISHOP CHATARD
FT. WAYNE LUERS 15, BLUFFTON 7
SOUTHMONT 41, EASTERN HANCOCK 34
LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC 22, LAVILLE 0
NORTH POSEY 28, TRITON CENTRAL 13
LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC AT FT. WAYNE LUERS
SOUTHMONT AT NORTH POSEY
SHERIDAN 24, NORTH DECATUR 20
ADAMS CENTRAL 29, CARROLL (FLORA) 0
LUTHERAN 14, PROVIDENCE 7
NORTH JUDSON 44, PARK TUDOR 26
NORTH JUDSON AT ADAMS CENTRAL
SHERIDAN AT LUTHERAN
BENTON CENTRAL 74, SEEGER 26
BETHANY CHRISTIAN 59, ELKHART 22
BETHANY CHRISTIAN 59, ELKHART CHRISTIAN 22
BREMEN 59, S. BEND CLAY 20
BROWN CO. 57, GREENCASTLE 44
CASTON 57, N. WHITE 15
CLAY CITY 59, BLOOMINGTON LIGHTHOUSE 33
COLUMBIA CITY 74, WHITKO 25
COLUMBUS NORTH 55, MARTINSVILLE 27
CULVER ACADEMY 46, N. MIAMI 41
DALEVILLE 57, CENTERVILLE 36
DEKALB 37, ANGOLA 33
DELTA 49, COWAN 20
EASTERN (GREENTOWN) 54, TAYLOR 15
EASTSIDE 56, FREMONT 48
EDGEWOOD 57, S. PUTNAM 40
FOUNTAIN CENTRAL 43, LAFAYETTE JEFF 33
FRANKLIN 58, GREENSBURG 53
FRANKLIN CO. 58, NORTHEASTERN 53
FT. WAYNE BLACKHAWK 57, NEW HAVEN 39
GIBSON SOUTHERN 61, N. POSEY 25
GLENN 39, S. BEND ADAMS 31
INDPLS ATTUCKS 63, IMSA 34
LEBANON 38, INDPLS SHORTRIDGE 25
MADISON 50, SWITZERLAND CO. 47
MARION 50, MUNCIE CENTRAL 38
MCCUTCHEON 72, LOGANSPORT 23
MORGAN TWP. 61, W. CENTRAL 40
MUNSTER 59, CHESTERTON 45
N. HARRISON 58, EASTERN (PEKIN) 51
N. MONTGOMERY 31, ATTICA 24
NOBLESVILLE 55, HAMILTON HTS. 38
OAK HILL 45, NORTHFIELD 30
OLDENBURG 55, SOUTHWESTERN (HANOVER) 37
ORLEANS 37, SALEM 32
PENN 64, S. BEND RILEY 4
PERRY CENTRAL 57, MITCHELL 22
PLAINFIELD 68, DANVILLE 64
RICHMOND 63, ANDERSON 57
S. BEND WASHINGTON 87, MISHAWAKA MARIAN 6
SHELBYVILLE 69, EDINBURGH 13
SILVER CREEK 42, SEYMOUR 34
TRI-WEST 52, CRAWFORDSVILLE 10
VINCENNES (SOUTH KNOX— 73, PIKE CENTRAL 9
WALDRON 64, SOUTHWESTERN (SHELBY) 32
WAWASEE 43, WESTVIEW 31
WESTERN 80, FRANKFORT 9
WINAMAC 57, ARGOS 55
WOODLAN 43, BELLMONT 38
BANKS OF WABASH TOURNAMENT
PARKE HERITAGE 54, N. VERMILLION 30
CORYDON 65, ROCK CREEK ACADEMY 36
RIVERTON PARKE 38, S. VERMILLION 10
CORYDON CENTRAL TOURNAMENT
BORDEN 54, CRAWFORD CO. 32
EVANSVILLE CENTRAL 65, NEW ALBANY 38
WASHINGTON 50, VINCENNES RIVET 23
FRIDAY, NOV. 10
SMU 45 NORTH TEXAS 21
UNLV 34 WYOMING 14
SATURDAY, NOV. 11
NO. 3 MICHIGAN AT NO. 10 PENN STATE | 12 P.M. | FOX
NO. 8 ALABAMA AT KENTUCKY | 12 P.M. | ESPN
GEORGIA TECH AT CLEMSON| 12 P.M.| ABC
TEXAS TECH AT NO. 16 KANSAS | 12 P.M. | FS1
TULSA AT NO. 23 TULANE | 12 P.M. | ESPN2
INDIANA AT ILLINOIS | 12 P.M. | BTN
HOLY CROSS AT ARMY | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
VANDERBILT AT SOUTH CAROLINA | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
VIRGINIA TECH AT BOSTON COLLEGE | 12 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
TEMPLE AT SOUTH FLORIDA | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
NORFOLK STATE AT DELAWARE STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
MURRAY STATE AT ILLINOIS STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE AT YOUNGSTOWN STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN AT ROBERT MORRIS | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
YALE AT PRINCETON | 12 P.M. | ESPNU
FORDHAM AT LAFAYETTE | 12:30 P.M. | ESPN+
BROWN AT COLUMBIA | 12:30 P.M. | ESPN+
MARYLAND AT NEBRASKA | 1 P.M. | PEACOCK
OLD DOMINION AT LIBERTY | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
GEORGETOWN AT BUCKNELL | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
LEHIGH AT COLGATE | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
WESTERN ILLINOIS AT INDIANA STATE | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
PENN AT HARVARD | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTH DAKOTA AT SOUTH DAKOTA | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
DAVIDSON AT MOREHEAD STATE | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
TENNESSEE STATE AT EASTERN ILLINOIS | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
STETSON AT VALPARAISO | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
EAST TENNESSEE STATE AT WESTERN CAROLINA | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
VMI AT FURMAN | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
CORNELL AT DARTMOUTH | 1:30 P.M. | ESPN+
ARIZONA AT COLORADO | 2:00 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
UCONN AT JAMES MADISON | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
MEMPHIS AT CHARLOTTE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
APPALACHIAN STATE AT GEORGIA STATE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
TROY AT UL MONROE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
UTAH TECH AT AUSTIN PEAY | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
BRYANT AT LINDENWOOD | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
PRESBYTERIAN AT DRAKE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
MORGAN STATE AT SOUTH CAROLINA STATE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
WOFFORD AT THE CITADEL | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
NC STATE AT WAKE FOREST | 2 P.M. | CW NETWORK
GARDNER-WEBB AT TENNESSEE TECH | 2:30 P.M. | ESPN+
BAYLOR AT NO. 25 KANSAS STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
SAM HOUSTON AT LOUISIANA TECH | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
PRAIRIE VIEW A&M AT SOUTHERN | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
TARLETON STATE AT ABILENE CHRISTIAN | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
EASTERN WASHINGTON AT MONTANA STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
IDAHO AT WEBER STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTHERN COLORADO AT NORTHERN ARIZONA | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
UNI AT MISSOURI STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE AT UT MARTIN | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
VIRGINIA LYNCHBURG AT KENNESAW STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
SAMFORD AT MERCER | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
RUTGERS AT NO. 22 IOWA | 3:30 P.M. | BTN
MIAMI (FLA.) AT NO. 4 FLORIDA STATE| 3:30 P.M. | ABC
NO. 18 UTAH AT NO. 5 WASHINGTON | 3:30 P.M. | FOX
MINNESOTA AT PURDUE | 3:30 P.M. | NBC
NORTHWESTERN AT WISCONSIN | 3:30 P.M. | FS1
NO. 13 TENNESSEE AT NO. 14 MISSOURI | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
NO. 15 OKLAHOMA STATE AT UCF | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
NEW MEXICO STATE AT WESTERN KENTUCKY | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
PITT AT SYRACUSE | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
UAB AT NAVY | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
TEXAS STATE AT COASTAL CAROLINA | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL AT HOWARD | 3:30 P.M. | ESPNU
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AT NORTH DAKOTA STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
AUBURN AT ARKANSAS | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
WASHINGTON STATE AT CAL | 4 P.M. | ESPN2
EAST CAROLINA AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
LAMAR AT NICHOLLS | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
ST. THOMAS (MINN.) AT SAN DIEGO | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA AT TEX. A&M COMMERCE | 4:30 P.M. | ESPN+
ARKANSAS STATE AT SOUTH ALABAMA | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
EASTERN KENTUCKY AT CENTRAL ARKANSAS | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTHERN UTAH AT STEPHEN F. AUSTIN | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
CAL POLY AT SACRAMENTO STATE | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
STANFORD AT NO. 12 OREGON STATE | 5:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
UC DAVIS AT IDAHO STATE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
WEST VIRGINIA AT NO. 17 OKLAHOMA | 7 P.M. | FOX
CINCINNATI AT HOUSTON | 7 P.M. | FS1
SAN DIEGO STATE AT COLORADO STATE | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
NO. 9 OLE MISS AT NO. 2 GEORGIA| 7 P.M. | ESPN
GEORGIA SOUTHERN AT MARSHALL | 7 P.M. | NFLN
NO. 7 TEXAS AT TCU | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
FLORIDA AT NO. 19 LSU | 7:30 P.M. | SECN
MICHIGAN STATE AT NO. 1 OHIO STATE | 7:30 P.M. | NBC
MISSISSIPPI STATE AT TEXAS A&M | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN2
RICE AT UTSA | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU
HOUSTON CHRISTIAN AT MCNEESE | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
DUKE AT NO. 24 NORTH CAROLINA | 8 P.M. | ACCN
ARIZONA STATE AT UCLA | 9 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
MONTANA AT PORTLAND STATE | 9 P.M. | ESPN+
NEW MEXICO AT BOISE STATE | 10 P.M. | FS1
IOWA STATE AT BYU | 10:15 P.M. | ESPN
USC AT NO. 6 OREGON | 10:30 P.M. | FOX
FRESNO STATE AT SAN JOSE STATE | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN
AIR FORCE AT HAWAI’I | 11 P.M. | SPECTRUM SPORTS PPV
NFL WEEK 10
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS VS NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (FRANKFURT) 3:30P (CET) 9:30A NFLN
CLEVELAND BROWNS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
HOUSTON TEXANS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX
GREEN BAY PACKERS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
TENNESSEE TITANS AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
ATLANTA FALCONS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS 2:05P (MST) 4:05P CBS
DETROIT LIONS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P CBS
NEW YORK GIANTS AT DALLAS COWBOYS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX
WASHINGTON COMMANDERS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P FOX
NEW YORK JETS AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS 5:20P (PT) 8:20P NBC*
DENVER BRONCOS AT BUFFALO BILLS (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ESPN
TOP 25 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
#1 KANSAS 99 MANHATTEN 61
#12 ARIZONA 78 #2 DUKE 73
#3 PURDUE 87 MOREHEAD STATE 57
#5 MARQUETTE 95 RIDER 65
#9 TENNESSEE 80 WISCONSIN 70
#11 GONZAGA 86 YALE 71
#13 MIAMI 88 UCF72
#14 ARKANSAS 86 GARDNER WEBB 68
#15 TEXAS A&M 73 OHIO STATE 66
#16 KENTUCKY 81 TEXAS A&M-CC 61
BYU 74 #17 SAN DIEGO STATE 65
#18 TEXAS 86 DELEWARE STATE 59
#22 VILLANOVA 83 LEMOYNE 57
#24 ALABAMA 102 INDIANA STATE 80
#25 ILLINOIS 64 OAKLAND 53
TOP 25 WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
#21 USC 67 FGCU 51
#22 CREIGHTON 81 SOUTH DAKOTA 55
#25 MISSISSIPPI STATE 67 SE LOUISIANA 46
PHILADELPHIA 114 DETROIT 106
CHARLOTTE 124 WASHINGTON 117
BOSTON 121 BROOKLYN 107
HOUSTON 104 NEW ORLEANS 101
MINNESOTA 117 SAN ANTONIO 110
UTAH 127 MEMPHIS 121
DALLAS 144 LA CLIPPERS 126
LA LAKERS 122 PHOENIX 119
SACRAMENTO 105 OKLAHOMA CITY 98
BUFFALO 3 MINNESOTA 2
FLORIDA 5 CAROLINA 2
WASHINGTON 4 NEW JERSEY 2
TORONTO 5 CALGARY 4
PHILADELPHIA 6 ANAHEIM 3
VEGAS 5 SAN JOSE 0
TOP NATIONAL RELEASES/HEADLINES
TOP 25 MEN’S BASKETBALL
TOP 25 ROUNDUP: CALEB LOVE, NO. 12 ARIZONA TOPPLE NO. 2 DUKE
Arizona’s Keshad Johnson scored 14 points, and Caleb Love helped clinch another outcome against Duke with two free throws at the 4.3-second mark as the No. 12 Wildcats beat the second-ranked Blue Devils 78-73 Friday night in Durham, N.C.
It turned out to be a riveting nonconference game in the first week of the season. Love, a transfer his first season with Arizona after playing for Duke rival North Carolina, was 4-for-4 on free throws. He averaged 19.7 points in three visits with the Tar Heels and made a huge 3-pointer against Duke in the 2022 Final Four semifinals.
Kyle Filipowski’s 25 points and Jeremy Roach’s 17 points paced Duke (1-1), which didn’t lose a home game last season in Jon Scheyer’s first season as coach.
Arizona went up 60-54 with less than 9 1/2 minutes to play before Duke stormed back for the lead on Jeremy Roach’s basket for a 67-65 lead with 2:11 to play. Johnson made the next two baskets, and Arizona never trailed again.
No. 1 Kansas 99, Manhattan 61
Hunter Dickinson had 18 points and eight rebounds to help the Jayhawks roll to a victory over the Jaspers in Lawrence, Kan.
Kevin McCullar Jr. added 15 points and seven rebounds, while Johnny Furphy scored 15 off the bench for the Jayhawks (2-0). KJ Adams scored 14 points on 7-of-8 shooting, and Parker Braun had 10 points and three blocks. Kansas shot 56.7 percent from the field, including 10 of 26 from 3-point range, and had a 45-32 rebounding edge.
Seydou Traore recorded 16 points, eight rebounds and three steals for the Jaspers (1-1). Brett Rumpel scored 11 points for Manhattan.
No. 3 Purdue 87, Morehead St. 57
Zach Edey scored 18 points, Lance Jones added 15 and Braden Smith had 11 points and 11 assists to pace the Boilermakers to a win against the visiting Eagles.
Edey and Smith grabbed eight rebounds each for the Boilermakers. Smith finished two boards shy of the second triple-double in program history.
The Boilermakers led by as many as 31 points against the Eagles while showcasing their depth and quickness. The Eagles shot 34.3 percent (23-for-67) compared to 54.5 percent (30-for-55) for the Boilermakers.
No. 5 Marquette 95, Rider 65
Kam Jones racked up 23 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals as the Golden Eagles rolled past visiting the Broncs in Milwaukee.
Oso Ighodaro put up a 13-point, 11-rebound double-double, and David Joplin and Chase Ross each scored 11 points for Marquette (2-0), which shot 54.8 percent as a team and made 13 of 30 3-pointers (43.3 percent).
Jones, who scored 20 points in Marquette’s season-opening win over Northern Illinois on Monday, went 5-for-11 from the 3-point arc against Rider (1-1).
No. 9 Tennessee 80, Wisconsin 70
Dalton Knecht scored 24 points and Josiah-Jordan James added 14 as the Volunteers never trailed en route to a nonconference road victory over the Badgers.
Knecht, a fifth-year transfer from Northern Colorado, hit 8 of 15 shots and 7 of 9 free throws. Jonas Aidoo and Jordan Gainey added 10 points apiece for the Vols (2-0).
AJ Storr, a sophomore transfer from St. John’s, had a team-high 17 points for the Badgers (1-1). Steven Crowl added 14 points and a game-high nine rebounds, and Chucky Hepburn added 13 points.
No. 11 Gonzaga 86, Yale 71
Braden Huff recorded 19 points and nine rebounds to help Gonzaga post a victory over Yale in a clash of teams called Bulldogs at Spokane, Wash.
Ryan Nembhard added 16 points and seven assists in Gonzaga’s opening game of the season. Nolan Hickman scored 15 points, Anton Watson had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Graham Ike had 11 points and three steals. Gonzaga held a 42-28 rebounding edge in its first game since the end of the career of program icon Drew Timme.
John Poulakidas scored 18 points to lead Yale (1-1). August Mahoney added 12 points, Bez Mbeng had 10 points and three steals and Nick Townsend scored 10 points.
No. 13 Miami 88, UCF 72
Wooga Poplar scored a career-high 23 points to lead the Hurricanes over the Knights in Coral Gables, Fla.
Norchad Omier added 19 points, 12 rebounds and four steals for Miami (2-0), which never trailed.
UCF (1-1) was led by Ball State transfer Jaylin Sellers, who had 22 points and 11 rebounds.
No. 14 Arkansas 86, Gardner-Webb 68
Khalif Battle netted a game-high 21 points and added four rebounds off the bench to lead the Razorbacks over the Runnin’ Bulldogs in Fayetteville, Ark.
Tramon Mark poured in 14 points while El Ellis had 13 points and six rebounds. Trevon Brazile produced 10 points, seven rebounds and five blocked shots. Makhi Mitchell had five boards and four blocks for Arkansas (2-0).
Caleb Robinson produced 18 points and seven boards and Julien Suomaoro had 15 points for Gardner-Webb (1-1). Cheickna Sissoko totaled 10 points and six rebounds.
No. 15 Texas A&M 73, Ohio State 66
Tyrece Radford and Wade Taylor IV each scored 21 points as the Aggies defeated the Buckeyes in Columbus.
Henry Coleman III scored 20 points, and Andersson Garcia grabbed 13 rebounds to go along with four points for the Aggies.
Bruce Thornton scored a career-high 24 points, and Jamison Battle dropped 10 for the Buckeyes. The Buckeyes pulled to within 63-60 before Radford drained two free throws with 2:37 remaining, and with 1:17 left, Taylor made an off-balanced shot to extend the lead to 68-62, and the Aggies held on from there.
No. 16 Kentucky 81, Texas A&M-Commerce 61
Antonio Reeves led five Wildcats players in double figures with 21 points as they rebounded from a slow start to defeat the Lions in Lexington, Ky.
Tre Mitchell contributed 18 points and eight rebounds for Kentucky (2-0), while Justin Edwards (16 points), Rob Dillingham (12) and D.J. Wagner (11) also made significant dents in the scoresheet.
Kalen Williams scored 19 points and Tommie Lewis had 18 to pace Texas A&M Commerce (0-3).
BYU 74, No. 15 San Diego State 65
Dallin Hall scored 16 of his team-high 18 points in the second half to lead the Cougars over the Aztecs in Provo, Utah.
Jaedon LeDee led all scorers with 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds in San Deigo State’s first loss since the 2023 NCAA championship game.
Fousseyni Traore, Richie Saunders and Jaxson Robinson each scored 12 points to help BYU (2-0) improve to 31-4 all-time against San Diego State (1-1) in the Marriott Center.
No. 18 Texas 86, Delaware State 59
Max Abmas scored 19 points and Dylan Mitchell added 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Longhorns shrugged off a slow start and rolled over the Hornets in Austin, Texas.
The Longhorns (2-0) led by nine points at halftime and were up just 57-50 with 10:13 to play but then forged a 27-2 run to dispel any notion of a comeback for Delaware State (0-2).
Ithiel Horton added 18 points for Texas while Tyrese Hunter had 13. The Longhorns shot 58.6 percent from the floor in the second half and wound up at 52.8 percent for the game. Delaware State’s Jevin Muniz led all scorers with 21 points. Brandon Stone added 14, with Martaz Robinson hitting for 10 points and grabbing eight rebounds.
No. 22 Villanova 83, Le Moyne 57
Justin Moore scored 21 points and Tyler Burton recorded 10 points and 13 rebounds to help guide the host Wildcats past the Dolphins.
Villanova (2-0) shot almost 40 percent from 3-point range, missed only one free throw and held a 44-28 rebounding advantage over Le Moyne, in its first season as a Division I program.
Luke Sutherland scored 15 points to pace the Dolphins (0-2), while Isaiah Salter pitched in 10 points.
No. 24 Alabama 102, Indiana State 80
Behind a trio of 20-plus-point scorers, the Crimson Tide rolled over the Sycamores in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Aaron Estrada had 22 first-half points and finished with 27 points for the Crimson Tide (2-0). Grant Nelson left recorded 20 points and eight boards, and Mark Sears chipped in 24 points.
Isaiah Swope had 15 first-half points and finished with 17 for Indiana State (1-1). Ryan Conwell added 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Julian Larry had 15 points.
No. 25 Illinois 64, Oakland 53
Locked in a tie with 7:30 to play, the Illini reeled off 16 points in a row and ran away to a nonconference victory over the Golden Grizzlies in Champaign, Ill.
Quincy Guerrier delivered 13 points and 10 rebounds and locked up Oakland’s leading returning scorer Trey Townsend down the stretch to guide Illinois (2-0) in a game with 11 lead changes. Terrence Shannon Jr. notched a team-high 15 points for the Illini.
Townsend led Oakland (0-2) with 19 points and 10 rebounds, but Oakland went scoreless for 6:46 late as its chance for a first win in four tries against Illinois went awry.
NBA ROUNDUP: LUKA DONCIC, MAVS OVERWHELM CLIPPERS
Luka Doncic scored 44 points on 17-of-21 shooting and the Dallas Mavericks blasted the visiting Los Angeles Clippers 144-126 on Friday night as part of the NBA in-season tournament.
Kyrie Irving added 27 points for Dallas, which used a 32-2 burst to overcome an 11-point deficit and turn the game into a laugher. The Mavericks outscored the Clippers 47-18 in the second quarter.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 17 points and Derrick Jones Jr. added 11 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals for Dallas, which is off to a 7-2 start.
Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points for the Clippers, who finished an 0-4 road trip and fell to 0-5 on the road this season. This was the Clippers’ first in-season tournament game, while the Mavericks improved to 1-1. Both teams play in West Group B.
76ers 114, Pistons 106
Joel Embiid had 33 points and 16 rebounds and streaking Philadelphia won its opener in the NBA’s in-season tournament by powering past host Detroit.
Embiid shot 8-for-21 from the field and 16-for-19 from the foul line. Tyrese Maxey racked up 29 points, 11 assists, six rebounds and four steals for Philadelphia, which has won seven straight games.
Killian Hayes led Detroit, which has lost seven straight, with 23 points, five rebounds and six assists. Pistons center Jalen Duren departed in the third quarter with an ankle injury.
Rockets 104, Pelicans 101
Fred VanVleet drilled two late 3-pointers as Houston rallied from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to defeat visiting New Orleans in an NBA in-season tournament game.
VanVleet followed a corner 3-pointer with another above the break with 47.1 seconds left that gave the Rockets a 101-100 lead. After the Pelicans’ Brandon Ingram missed a 3-pointer from the top of the key, VanVleet added a pair of free throws with 15.4 seconds left to lift the Rockets to their fifth consecutive victory.
Ingram was exceptional throughout, tallying a game-high 31 points plus six rebounds and five assists. Zion Williamson chipped in 24 points and eight boards, but the Pelicans dropped their fourth consecutive game with starters CJ McCollum (lung) and Herb Jones (leg) sidelined.
Jazz 127, Grizzlies 121
Jordan Clarkson and Lauri Markkanen each scored 26 points and Utah recovered to beat host Memphis after blowing a 21-point, second-half lead.
John Collins added 18 points and rookie Keyonte George dished out a career-high 11 assists to help the Jazz win their first NBA in-season tournament game and snap a four-game losing streak.
Desmond Bane scored a game-high 37 points and handed out eight assists and Bismack Biyombo contributed 15 points and 14 rebounds for the struggling Grizzlies.
Celtics 121, Nets 107
Jaylen Brown scored a game-high 28 points to help Boston end a two-game losing streak with a victory over visiting Brooklyn.
Jayson Tatum had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics, who were playing in their first in-season tournament game. Boston’s Jrue Holiday finished with 13 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists.
Lonnie Walker IV came off the bench to lead the Nets with 20 points and seven rebounds. Trendon Watford and Dennis Smith Jr. each scored 14 points for the Nets, who lost for the third time in four games.
Timberwolves 117, Spurs 110
Karl-Anthony Towns poured in 29 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to help visiting Minnesota rally past San Antonio in the teams’ first game in the NBA in-season tournament.
Minnesota won its fifth straight game and first away from home. The Spurs dropped their fourth consecutive outing despite 29 points by rookie phenom Victor Wembanyama.
Anthony Edwards added 28 points for the Timberwolves, with Rudy Gobert racking up 11 points and 10 rebounds, Mike Conley scoring 11 points and Jaden McDaniels hitting for 10.
Lakers 122, Suns 119
LeBron James scored 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, D’Angelo Russell added 19 points with nine assists, and Los Angeles ended a three-game losing streak, beating host Phoenix in the NBA in-season tournament opener for both teams.
Anthony Davis scored 18 points with 11 rebounds for the Lakers after missing Wednesday’s game at Houston with a hip injury. Cam Reddish scored 17 points in a rare start and Austin Reaves added 15 after moving into a reserve role for the first time this season.
Kevin Durant scored 38 points with nine rebounds and Bradley Beal added 24 points in his second game of the season as Phoenix saw a brief two-game winning streak come to an end. The Suns were playing without Devin Booker (calf) for the seventh time in the last eight games.
Hornets 124, Wizards 117
Mark Williams scored 21 points and grabbed a career-high 24 rebounds, including 15 on the offensive end, as Charlotte opened pool competition for the NBA in-season tournament with a win at Washington.
Gordon Hayward scored 27 points and dished nine assists LaMelo Ball added 25 points for the Hornets.
Charlotte, playing its first game in East Group B of the in-season tournament, dropped Washington to 0-2 in the pool thanks to a 17-2 run in the fourth quarter.
Kings 105, Thunder 98
Kevin Huerter and Keegan Murray combined for 52 points, Domantas Sabonis recorded his first triple-double of the season and Sacramento topped visiting Oklahoma City in NBA in-season tournament action.
Murray completed his first double-double of the season with a season-high 11 rebounds and Malik Monk chipped in with 12 points and eight assists off the bench as the Kings won their opener in the round-robin portion of West Group C.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander went for a game-high 33 points for the Thunder, who suffered a second straight loss in the NBA’s new made-for-November event.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS
BIG TEN BANS JIM HARBAUGH FROM MICHIGAN SIDELINES FOR REGULAR SEASON
Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh will be allowed to coach at practice — but not during games — for the rest of the regular season as punishment for the program’s in-person scouting, the Big Ten Conference announced Friday.
That means Harbaugh won’t be on the sidelines during the No. 3 Wolverines’ two biggest games of the season: Saturday at No. 10 Penn State and Nov. 25 against No. 1 Ohio State.
Both games could have implications on which Big Ten team is in contention for a berth in the College Football Playoff.
The Big Ten, in a news release, said Michigan “has been found in violation of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Policy for conducting an impermissible, in-person scouting operation over multiple years, resulting in an unfair competitive advantage that compromised the integrity of competition.”
Under the conference ruling, Harbaugh may attend practices and other football team activities, but he may not be present at the games.
Michigan (9-0) also plays Nov. 18 at Maryland.
NHL ROUNDUP: WILLIAM NYLANDER EXTENDS STREAK, LEAFS EDGE FLAMES
Max Domi scored the decisive goal in a five-round shootout and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the visiting Calgary Flames 5-4 on Friday after blowing a three-goal lead.
William Nylander scored twice and had an assist for Toronto to extend his points streak to 14 games — a team record to open a season.
Calle Jarnkrok and John Tavares also scored for the Maple Leafs, who had lost five of their previous six games (1-3-2). Toronto goalie Joseph Woll made 24 saves.
Connor Zary, Nikita Zadorov, A.J, Greer and Martin Pospisil scored for the Flames, who had won their two previous games after losing six straight. Dan Vladar stopped 32 shots for the Flames.
Golden Knights 5, Sharks 0
Alec Martinez scored two goals and Adin Hill stopped 20 shots to pick up his second shutout of the season as Vegas snapped a two-game losing streak with a convincing victory over San Jose in Las Vegas.
Alex Pietrangelo had a goal and two assists, William Karlsson had a goal and an assist and Brett Howden also scored for Vegas, which improved to 22-2-5 all-time against San Jose. Michael Amadio added two assists.
Kaapo Kahkonen finished with 34 saves for San Jose, which had a two-game winning streak snapped. The Sharks fell to 0-6-0 on the road this season, getting outscored 25-3 in the process.
Flyers 6, Ducks 3
Owen Tippett scored twice while Travis Sanheim contributed a goal and two assists to lead visiting Philadelphia past Anaheim.
Cam Atkinson added a goal and an assist and Sean Couturier and Louie Belpedio also scored for the Flyers, who went into the clash having lost five of six games. Philadelphia goaltender Sam Ersson made 35 saves and Joel Farabee collected two assists.
Rookie Leo Carlsson collected his first career hat trick for the Ducks, who have lost two straight games, both at home, following a six-game winning streak.
Panthers 5 Hurricanes 2
Rookie defenseman Uvis Balinskis scored his first NHL goal, leading host Florida over Carolina in Sunrise.
It was the teams’ first meeting since the Panthers swept the Hurricanes in last season’s Eastern Conference finals.
Matthew Tkachuk, Carter Verhaeghe and Aleksander Barkov had one goal and one assist each for the Panthers. Kevin Stenlund also scored, Sam Reinhart added two assists and Sergei Bobrovsky came up with 28 saves.
Sabres 3, Wild 2
Rookie Devon Levi made 33 saves while Jeff Skinner scored the tiebreaking goal and assisted on the decisive third-period score for Buffalo, which beat visiting Minnesota.
JJ Peterka also had a goal with an assist for the Sabres, who are riding a 2-0-1 stretch. Levi, who entered 2-3-0 with a 3.41 goals-against average, was stout all game for the Sabres.
The score looked to stay tied 1-1 entering the third period but Buffalo took advantage of a Wild turnover to break the tie on just the fourth of its six shots on goal in the second period, with Skinner beating Minnesota goaltender Filip Gustavsson (22 saves) with just 58 seconds remaining in the second.
Capitals 4, Devils 2
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored two goals and visiting Washington built a three-goal lead before holding on to defeat New Jersey in Newark.
Nicolas Aube-Kubel had a goal and an assist and Beck Malenstyn also scored for the Capitals, who had lost two of three (1-1-1). Tom Wilson had two assists and Charlie Lindgren made 24 saves in his third start of the season.
Timo Meier and Dawson Mercer scored for the Devils. Vitek Vanecek was pulled after allowing two goals on five shots, and Akira Schmid made 18 saves. New Jersey has lost three of four.
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
SOUNDERS SILENCE FC DALLAS TO ADVANCE TO SEMIFINALS
Albert Rusnak scored in the 36th minute and the Seattle Sounders made it stand up for a 1-0 victory over visiting FC Dallas on Friday night to earn a spot in the Western Conference semifinals.
Joao Paulo set up the goal with an interception and assist in Match 3 of the best-of-three series. Seattle protected the lead with a defensive masterpiece, with FC Dallas’ lone shot coming in the 89th minute.
The second-seeded Sounders
The second-seeded Sounders also had a 7-1 edge in corner kicks with FC Dallas landing their only one in the 88th minute.
Seattle will face third-seeded Los Angeles FC in the semis.
The setback stretched FC Dallas’ MLS winless streak in Seattle to 19 matches. FC Dallas is 0-15-4 since beating the Sounders on May 25, 2011.
Seattle won the opener of the series with a 2-0 home win on Oct. 30. Seventh-seeded FC Dallas evened it with a 3-1 home win last Saturday.
The Sounders had a 16-1 edge in shots in Match 3.
Seattle’s Stefan Frei notched his second shutout of this postseason and 13th of his career. His lone save was on Nkosi Tafari’s late header.
Maarten Paes had three saves for FC Dallas.
Seattle’s goal followed a misplay in his own end by Dallas’ Sebastien Ibeagha.
Paes rolled the ball to his right over to Ibeagha, who kicked the ball toward midfield with none of his teammates near.
The ball went directly to Paulo and he dribbled in before spotting the breaking Rusnak. The pass was on point and Rusnak booted a left-footed shot in which the ball caromed off the right leg of Paes on its way to the net.
Seattle star Jordan Morris had two big chances in back-to-back minutes in the second half.
In the 57th minute, Morris sent a right-footer high and wide of the net.
One minute later, he drilled a left-footed shot that Paes stopped with his right hand.
ALEX NOREN MAINTAINS LEAD AT BERMUDA CHAMPIONSHIP
Alex Noren of Sweden maintained a two-shot lead at the halfway mark of the Butterfield Bermuda Championship on Friday in Southampton, Bermuda.
After opening the tournament with a 10-under 61, Noren’s bogey-free 66 in the second round gave him a score of 15-under for the tournament and two ahead of Ryan Moore (64 on Friday), Ryan Brehm (65) and Japan’s Satoshi Kodaira (65).
Noren appeared ready to continue Thursday’s torrid pace with birdies on the first three holes at Port Royal Golf Course. He then ground out 11 straight pars before his final birdies arrived at Nos. 15 and 17.
Noren, 41, owns 10 career victories in Europe but none on the PGA Tour.
Camilo Villegas of Colombia moved into fifth place with an 8-under 63 Friday that pushed him to 12 under for the week. The 41-year-old had an early lead at last week’s World Wide Technology Championship in Mexico before tying for second; his last tour title came in 2014.
The cut line was projected at 5 under par with the final few groups finishing their rounds Friday afternoon. Sam Bennett, who made waves as an amateur at last April’s Masters before he turned pro, is on track to miss the cut by one shot.
Oliver Betschart, a 15-year-old amateur from Bermuda who qualified for the tournament at his home course, went 73-75 to finish his first PGA Tour start at 6 over. He was the youngest player in an official PGA Tour event in the past 10 years.
EMILY KRISTINE PEDERSEN NOSES IN FRONT AT THE ANNIKA
Emily Kristine Pedersen of Denmark used a hot start to her second round to post a 5-under 65 and take over the lead at The Annika at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Fla.
Pedersen’s 12-under 128 broke the tournament 36-hole scoring record by one shot. She was one off the pace to start the day but now sits two strokes ahead of Japan’s Minami Katsu, who posted a 67. Thailand’s Jasmine Suwannapura shot 65 and moved into third at 9 under.
Pedersen began her round with consecutive birdies to open the back nine. She rolled in three more at Nos. 14, 16 and 18 for a 5-under 30.
She might have moved even further ahead, but each of her three birdies on the front nine was erased by a bogey soon after. A bogey 4 at the par-3 ninth held her at 5 under for the day.
“Holed some good putts. I think the greens were so pure in this morning,” Pedersen said. “Not that they weren’t this afternoon, but I had a few good rolls to start with.
“Then I think it got a little bit more windy out there and my back nine was not as I hoped. I hit a few uncommitted golf shots that I’m a little bit mad at myself about. I mean, that happens. Hopefully I can commit a bit more tomorrow and keep it going on the whole round.”
Pedersen, 27, has won five times on the Ladies European Tour but is searching for her first victory in the United States.
Pedersen is also vying for a spot in next week’s season-ending CME Group Tour Championship. The top 60 players in the standings after this tournament will qualify; Pedersen started the week at No. 80 but would vault into the top 60 with a win.
“I’m just trying to focus on putting together a good day, a good hole, good shot every day,” Pedersen said. “So many times I’ve looked ahead and it’s not gone well, so I’m trying to do something different.”
Katsu (No. 78 in the Race to the CME Globe) was tied for second with Pedersen at 7-under 63 entering the day. She carded five birdies and two bogeys on Friday.
“I felt like there was a bit of wind today so I was kind of telling myself, wind is going to be my friend for today,” Katsu said.
Suwannapura holed eight birdies on Friday to counteract three bogeys, improving on her Thursday score by one. The two-time LPGA winner stood 49th in the CME standings entering the week.
“I think my game has been getting better every week since June,” Suwannapura said. “I don’t know. I make tons of cuts and it gets more consistently. You know, get more comfortable with my game and I see the positive in my game, and it’s just keep playing and have fun with my caddie out there.”
World No. 4 Jin Young Ko of South Korea had a 69 on Friday and is tied for fourth at 8 under with Lindy Duncan (65), France’s Perrine Delacour (65), Wichanee Meechai of Thailand (66), Gaby Lopez of Mexico (67) and Muni He of China (67).
Two-time defending champion Nelly Korda is at 5 under after a 68. Canada’s Brooke Henderson, who fired a 62 on Thursday to take the lead, plummeted to 3 under thanks to a 75 that included four bogeys and two double bogeys.
Notables to miss the cut at 1-under par included Stacy Lewis and Celine Boutier of France, both at even par.
TOP INDIANA RELEASES/NEWS
GAME PREVIEW: PACERS AT 76ERS
After playing five
After playing five games in seven days on home court, the Indiana Pacers are taking a three-game winning streak to the City of Brotherly Love.
The Eastern Conference first-place Philadelphia 76ers (7-1) will host the No. 3 Pacers (6-3) on Sunday at Wells Fargo Arena. The Pacers will stay in Philly following the game, as they will play Sixers in In-Season Tournament (IST) action on Tuesday.
Indiana, winner of four of its last five games, enters Sunday’s matchup coming off a thrilling 126-124 Thursday night victory over the Milwaukee Bucks (5-3).
Despite two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo posting an NBA season-best 54 points Thursday, the Pacers came up clutch in the final moments to come away with the comeback win.
Pacers All-Star guard Tyrese Haliburton had 29 points and 10 assists for his seventh double-double in eight games, and second-year wing Bennedict Mathurin tallied his first career double-double with 26 points and 11 rebounds.
Indiana trailed the Bucks by 10 points with seven minutes remaining, but with 1:41 left, down by two, Haliburton drained a 3-pointer to put the Blue & Gold back ahead. A trio of defensive stops, including a stripped ball by Mathurin on Antetokounmpo with 30 seconds left, and free throws helped the Pacers complete the comeback.
While a small sample size, Indiana’s offense has posted impressive numbers thus far this season, posting the league’s top offensive rating (121.5). The Pacers have scored no fewer than 120 points over each of the last five games, which includes draining 20 or more 3-pointers in four games (like against the Bucks).
As of Friday morning, the Pacers were averaging the most points (126.0) and assists (30.7) per game, ranked second in field goal percentage (.496), fourth in 3-point percentage (.387) and played at the fastest measured pace in the league.
Seven Pacers players are averaging double-digit scoring, led by Haliburton’s 23.6 points per game and league-leading 11.6 assists average. Mathurin has played exceptional recently posting a combined 48 points, 20 rebounds, and six assists over the last two games.
Despite trading 10-time NBA All-Star James Harden to the Los Angeles Clippers on Nov. 1, the Sixers have continued to prove they’re among the elite teams in the East. After dropping its season opener to Milwaukee, the Sixers have won seven consecutive games.
Philadelphia has dominated Indiana in recent times, winning six straight games against the Pacers. Last season, the Sixers went 4-0 against the Pacers, making the first time the Sixers swept the season series against the Blue & Gold for the first time since the 2004-05 season.
As of Friday morning, the Sixers ranked in the top five among several metrics as a team, including third in fewest points allowed per game (110.9), fourth in rebounds (47.1) and defensive rating (106.2), and fifth in points per game (119.3) and points in the paint per game (55.7).
Center Joel Embiid, the 2023 NBA MVP, has continued to dominate the league again this season, averaging 27.3 points on 50.1 percent shooting, 11.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.7 blocks per game. The 7-footer put up big numbers against the Pacers last season, averaging 34 points on 70.5 percent shooting, 9.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game.
In an expanded role, Sixers point guard Tyrese Maxey has made another significant jump this season, posting 25.4 points, 7.0 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game, while Tobias Harris (19.3 points per game) and Kelly Oubre Jr. (17.4) also have put up consistent scoring numbers.
Philadelphia comes into the game following a 114-106 IST win against the Detroit Pistons (2-8) on Friday night – its first victory in the inaugural event. The Pacers are currently 1-0 in IST East Group A play after beating the Cavs 121-116 on Nov. 3. Atlanta will commence its IST draw on Tuesday at Detroit.
Against Detroit the Sixers fell behind by 12 points in the first quarter before outscoring the Pistons 66-40 in the second half.
Philadelphia shot just 42.2 percent from the field, including 9-for-28 on 3-pointers, but made 35 of 41 free throw attempts in the game.
Embiid accounted for 33 points and 16 rebounds, Maxey logged 29 points and 10 assists, and Harris put up 24 points.
Pacers: G – Tyrese Haliburton, G – Bruce Brown, F – Bennedict Mathurin, F – Obi Toppin, C – Myles Turner
76ers: G – Tyrese Maxey, G – De’Anthony Melton, F – Kelly Oubre Jr., F – Tobias Harris, C – Joel Embiid
March 18, 2023: The Indiana Pacers fell behind by 10 points in the first quarter and couldn’t recover in a 141-121 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
Both teams were missing All-Star guards in the matchup, as Tyrese Haliburton and James Harden were both sidelined with injuries.
The 76ers shot an impressive 61.4 percent as a team, outscoring the Pacers 62-58 in the paint while turning the ball over just eight times total. Indiana shot just 12-for-31 from 3-point range while the 76ers made 15 of 35 from deep.
76ers center Joel Emibiid – then the NBA’s leading scorer – and Tyrese Maxey posted 31 points each in the win, while forward Tobias Harris chipped in 24.
Six Pacers scored in double digits, with Aaron Nesmith (25 points), Andrew Nembhard (22), and Myles Turner (20) leading the effort.
Pacers backup center Jalen Smith missed his second game of the season on Thursday due to a sore lower back. Smith is averaging 11.9 points and 6.9 rebounds with the second unit.
Indiana’s bench has 466 points through nine games, which is the most in the NBA.
Rick Carlisle has 247 career wins as head coach of the Pacers. He is four short of passing Frank Vogel for most Pacers head coaching wins in NBA franchise history.
Broadcast Information (TV and Radio Listings >>)
TV: Bally Sports Indiana – Chris Denari (play-by-play), Quinn Buckner (analyst), Jeremiah Johnson (sideline reporter/host)
Radio: 93.5/107.5 The Fan – Mark Boyle (play-by-play), Eddie Gill (analyst), Pat Boylan (studio host)
The Pacers return to Gainbridge Fieldhouse to host Paolo Banchero and the Orlando Magic on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 5:00 PM ET.
FUEL EARN POINT IN HIGH SCORING OT THRILLER
INDIANAPOLIS- The Indy Fuel hosted the Cincinnati Cyclones for the first time this season after dropping two preseason matches to them in October. In the first overtime game of the season for Indy, they ultimately fell to the Cyclones 7-6.
The first period got off to a quick start with a goal by Cristiano DiGiacinto to put Cincinnati up 1-0 early. At 7:15, the Fuel answered back with Chase Lang’s first goal of the season assisted by Seamus Malone who normally finds success against the Cyclones.
At 7:50 of the first period, Luc Brown and Cincy’s Jake Gaudet were tangled up on the boards after a hit and came away with a boarding penalty and roughing penalty respectively.
Both of those penalties were killed off and the next time Brown got on the score sheet was at 13:16 when he scored a power play goal after a hooking call on DiGiacinto.
Just 51 seconds into the second frame, Indy’s Luke McInnis took a tripping penalty which the Fuel killed off. Next it was Cincinnati’s captain, Justin Vaive who sat for tripping at 4:27.
At 7:02, Chase Lang was called for high sticking which led to a Cincinnati goal by Jalen Smereck, the one on the receiving end of the high stick, to make it 2-2. Eight minutes later, Jake Gaudet gave Cincinnati their second lead of the game with a goal.
The period ended with Cincinnati up 3-2 and outshooting Indy 23-18.
Under two minutes into the period, DJ King took a delay of game penalty giving the Cyclones another power play opportunity. While the Fuel killed off the penalty, Sahil Panwar made it 4-2 for the Cyclones soon after.
Andrew Bellant scored with the help of Jon Martin and Santino Centorame to make it 4-3 at 9:02 of the third.
At 11:43, James Hardie was called for tripping, giving the Fuel a power play opportunity but it was the Cyclones who scored a shorthanded goal by Matej Pekar to give them a two-goal lead again.
Pekar then took a roughing penalty along with Smereck and Indy’s Chase Lang, giving the Fuel another power play opportunity that Cincy was able to score shorthanded on again, this time from Roman Ahcan.
Exactly thirty seconds later, Kyle Maksimovich gave Indy some life with a power play goal assisted by Ryan Gagnier and Zach Jordan. The Fuel scored two more unanswered goals, by Andrew Bellant and Luc Brown, each earning their second of the game to tie it up at 6-6 and force overtime.
1:49 into the five-minute overtime period, Ole Julian Bjørgvik-Holm scored to claim the 7-6 win for Cincinnati.
The Indy Fuel are back in action at Indiana Farmers Coliseum on November 17, 2023 for Survivor Night against the Wheeling Nailers.
INDIANA WOMEN’S SOCCER
INDIANA FALLS TO NO. 21 SAINT LOUIS IN NCAA FIRST ROUND
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Indiana women’s soccer season came to an end after falling 2-0 against No. 21 Saint Louis in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament at Hermann Stadium on Friday evening.
• Saint Louis (18-2-2) took a 2-0 early lead in the first half. They scored on a penalty kick in the 11th minute lead after a foul was called on the Hoosiers in the box.
• Their second goal was added in the 30th minute on a breakaway down the stretch.
• After facing a lot of pressure in the opening minutes, freshmen Elle Britt saw the Hoosiers’ first chance in the 44th minute, but her shot attempt to the top center of the net was denied by the Billikens keeper.
• IU (12-4-4) faced a couple of shots on goal in the opening minutes of the second half, but junior goalkeeper Jamie Gerstenberg made the two clutch saves to keep the Billikens at bay.
• The Hoosiers started to gain momentum beginning with a shot from senior Anna Bennett in the 54th minute. She dribbled into the box lining up a shot, but it the keeper was able to step in for the save.
• IU continued to put on the pressure as they fired the next six shots. Britt saw the best opportunity in the 70th minute as she sent one into the bottom right of the net before it was scooped up by the keeper.
• In the 80th minute, Senior Sofia Black took a free kick just outside the 18-yard box sending the ball to the top center of the net, making the keeper jump for the save.
• The Billikens would get the last attempt in the 84th minute as Gerstenberg tallied her sixth save as they continued to control the match in the remaining minutes.
• Indiana led the shot attempts 17-12.
• Nine Hoosiers recorded a shot in the match.
• Britt led with seven total shots and two on goal.
• Gerstenberg made six saves against the Billikens for a season total of 52. She has 140 on her career that landed her eighth on the all-time career saves list.
• Indiana made their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2013.
Indiana head coach Erwin van Bennekom
“First of all, I want to congratulate Saint Louis on an amazing season. They are a top-notch program. I also want to say thank you to our seniors (Zoe Tiger, Sofia Black, Paige Webber and Anna Bennett). They have been amazing for this program and have gone through the highs and lows of it all. I am so happy that they get the experience of being in the national tournament. I think they have set the new standard for us year in and year out. From now on, it’s just about growing, getting better and improving.”
OFFENSE EFFICIENT IN SWEEP OF RUTGERS
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana volleyball team (18-10, 8-7) began an important four-game homestand Friday night with a sweep of Rutgers at Wilkinson Hall.
Meeting for the second time in a week, IU shook off a slow start to put away the visiting Scarlet Knights in straight sets (25-22, 25-19, 25-17) and complete a season sweep of Rutgers.
Junior setter Camryn Haworth ran a balanced offense with all five primary attackers taking at least 10 swings as the Hoosiers finished with a collective .352 (43-11-91) hitting percentage.
IU’s block roared to life in the final two sets, finishing the match with 13 total team blocks. Graduate student middle blocker Kaley Rammelsberg led the way with seven.
The Hoosiers tallied their 18th win of the season, the most in a single campaign since 2010. IU sets up a massive Sunday afternoon showdown against Minnesota in Wilkinson Hall with the winner moving into fifth place in the conference with four matches to play.
Stats and Notes
• IU dominated the match offensively, producing a .352 hitting percentage as a team with 43 kills in three sets. IU committed just five attacking errors in the final two sets and hit .538 (15-1-26) in game three.
• Led by seven blocks from Rammelsberg, the Hoosiers totaled 13 team blocks in just three sets. Senior middle blocker Savannah Kjolhede and sophomore outside hitter Candela Alonso-Corcelles had five and four respectively.
• The Hoosiers’ .352 hitting percentage was the best in a Big Ten match since hitting .359 vs. Rutgers in 2019. It was the fourth best single-game hitting percentage against a conference opponent in the 25-point scoring era.
• Victory 18 of the season marks the most wins in a single season for an IU team since winning 23 games overall (21 regular season) in the 2010 campaign.
#10 Haworth, Camryn
• The junior helped run a balanced offense with all five of her primary attackers finishing with five-or-more kills. Her 37 assists were the most in her career in a three-set match.
• With a pair of service aces, she moves into a tie for second in program history with 154 career aces. Her 63 aces this season are the third most all-time in a single season in school history.
• She is the first IU player since Megan Tallman (2014-15) with back-to-back seasons of 1,000+ assists. She is just 366 assists away from becoming the 8th player in program history with 3,000 career assists.
#15 Kjolhede, Savannah
• The senior has been exceptional down the stretch, providing IU with another errorless performance offensively (5-0-10) on Friday night.
• To balance out her night offensively, she also produced six blocks four digs and a service ace from the end line.
#18 Rammelsberg, Kaley
• As reliable as they come offensively, Rammelsberg swung at a .467 clip (9-2-15). She now has 989 kills in her career, just 11 from 1,000 for her collegiate tenure.
• She recorded seven blocks for the second time in Big Ten play this season and the fourth time against a conference opponent in an IU uniform.
Set 1: Indiana 25, Rutgers 22
• Despite struggling from the service line in the opening set, IU used 16 kills and 14 assists from Haworth to grab the first set 25-22 over Rutgers.
• Alonso-Corcelles and Rammelsberg combined for 11 kills in the first set while the Hoosiers held Rutgers to just .147 offensively through the first game.
• With the set tied at 19-19 all, IU closed on a 6-3 run to win the first with Rammelsberg converting on the final point of the frame.
Set 2: Indiana 25, Rutgers 19
• The Hoosiers came to life defensively in the second, blocking five shots and digging 10 balls to take a commanding 25-19 win.
• Rutgers hit negative in the second set (-.037, 8-9-27) while IU hit .286 offensively to take the momentum through two games Friday night,
• Haworth buried an ace past Rutgers out of a timeout to go up 20-16 with the Hoosiers using a pair of blocks from Rammelsberg to close out set two.
Set 3: Indiana 25, Rutgers 17
• IU erupted offensively in the third set, committing just one attacking error while hitting .538 with 15 kills.
• Sophomore opposite hitter Avry Tatum converted four kills on seven errorless swings while Alonso-Corcelles provided five of her own.
• The Hoosiers blocked five shots in the final frame while holding Rutgers to just .111 offensively. After reversing a call on match point, Rutgers added an additional pair of points to close the final deficit to just eight.
INDIANA OPENS THE DUAL SEASON WITH A WIN OVER RIDER
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. ––– No. 24 Indiana Wrestling fought off a slow start to defeat Rider, 27-15, in the team’s first dual of the season on Friday night in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.
After trailing 15-7, Indiana scored 20 points in the final four bouts of the night to take the momentum and seal the win.
With the victory, Indiana’s record stands at 1-0 in the early going of the season.
• Rider opened the dual with a 6-0 lead due to forfeit at heavyweight.
• Redshirt senior Michael Spangler (125) got Indiana on the board with a win over Tyler Klinsky by decision, 13-9.
• Graduate student Dan Fongaro (141) didn’t give up a takedown in his bout against D’Amani Almovodar and won the match by major decision, 14-2.
• After trailing 15-7, senior and No. 15-ranked Derek Gilcher (165) started a four-match winning streak with a 7-2 decision victory over Cole McComas.
• No. 10-ranked DJ Washington (174) put on a scoring clinic en route to a tech fall victory over Mike Wilson, 18-3 (3:12). Washington had four takedowns and a two-point nearfall to go up 14-3 in the first period.
• After trailing 11-8 late in the third period, redshirt sophomore Roman Rogotzke (184) got Isaac Dean flat and pinned (5:37) him to give Indiana its first lead of the night.
• Redshirt freshman Gabe Sollars (197) put the dual away with a pin at the 4:21 mark in the match.
• Of Indiana’s six wins from the match, four were bonus-point victories.
• All five of Gabe Sollars’ wins this season have been bonus-point victories.
• Gilcher and Washington made their first appearance of the season.
• Spangler, Fongaro and Sollars all kept their undefeated seasons alive with their wins.
• Spangler made his first appearance in a dual as a Hoosier.
• This was the second year in a row that Indiana wrestled in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.
• Indiana Wrestling will be back in action on Sunday, Nov. 19 for the Keystone Classic tournament in Philadelphia.
INDIANA CROSS COUNTRY
MEN FINISH SEVENTH, WOMEN 10TH AT THE NCAA GREAT LAKES REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
MADISON, Wis. – The Indiana cross country season ended on Friday afternoon with the men earning a seventh place and the women 10th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional meet on the Thomas Zimmerman Cross Country Course.
No. 12 Butler and No. 5 Wisconsin earned the automatic bids into the NCAA Championships after totaling 39 points and 79 points, respectively.
The men’s squad saw four personal bests including two best times from Travis Hickner and Brayden Henkle after running their first collegiate 10k.
Graduate student Austin Haskett led the pack placing 30th with a PR of 30:26.7.
IU saw great strides from graduate student Skylar Stidam and sophomore Abe Eckman who crossed the line 0.1 second apart finishing 39th (30:40.2) and 40th (30:40.3) for new personal bests.
Sophomore transfer Nolan Satterfield ran a personal best time of 31:15.2 to conclude his first season with the Hoosiers.
The women finished 10th in a competitive field of teams. Senior Phoebe Bates (55th) was the first Hoosier to cross the finish line followed by teammate Mariah Wehrle (62nd).
No. 9 Notre Dame and No. 23 Wisconsin were automatic qualifiers on the women’s side after earning the top-two finishes with 39 and 71 points.
Women’s Team Standings:
1. No. 9 Notre Dame (39)
2. No. 23 Wisconsin (71)
3. No. 14 Michigan State (82)
4. Michigan (150)
5. Ohio State (188)
6. Eastern Michigan (208)
7. Ohio (236)
8. Toldeo (245)
9. Butler (285)
10. Indiana (349)
Men’s Team Standings:
1. No. 12 Butler (43)
2. No. 5 Wisconsin (70)
3. No. 25 Michigan (93)
4. No. 17 Notre Dame (95)
5. Michigan State (127)
6. Purdue (172)
7. Indiana (282)
PURDUE MEN’S BASKETBALL
#3 PURDUE STARTS FAST IN BOTH HALVES TO DOWN MOREHEAD STATE 87-57
No. 3-ranked Purdue improved to 2-0 with an 87-57 win over Morehead State on Friday night in Mackey Arena.
The win was Purdue’s 26th straight regular-season, non-conference victory – a new school record. The streak is now almost double the second-longest, active streak nationally (UConn – 13).
Purdue has also won 22 straight at Mackey Arena against non-conference foes, spanning over four calendar years (Nov. 9, 2019 vs. Texas).
The Boilermakers have won 16 straight games in the month of November – the second-longest streak in the country (Arizona – 24).
Purdue’s next nine games are the following: Xavier, vs. Gonzaga, vs. Tennessee or Syracuse, vs. Kansas, Marquette, UCLA or Chaminade, Texas Southern, at Northwestern, Iowa, vs. Alabama and vs. Arizona.
In the win over Samford to start the season, Purdue jumped out to an 11-0 and 21-1 lead. In the win over Morehead State, Purdue jumped out to a 15-0 lead.
Purdue has won its first two games by at least 30 points for the first time since the 2017-18 season. The Boilermakers have also shot at least 54 percent from the field in the first two games for the first time since that 2017-18 season.
Through two games this year, Purdue has 48 assists against 23 turnovers.
Through the first two games, opponents are shooting just 12-of-62 (.194) from 3-point range, and 29.6 percent overall.
Purdue had three runs of at least 7-0 in the win over Morehead State, and now has 11 runs of 7-0 or longer this season. The opponent’s longest run this season has been five points.
Purdue has won 51 straight games when scoring at least 80 points, dating to Dec. 2018.
Since the 2015-26 season, Purdue has won 34 games by 30 or more points, now the fourth-highest total in the country.
Zach Edey moved into 21st on the school’s career scoring list with 1,567 points after 18 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 blocked shots in the win over Morehead State.
Edey also moved into sixth place on the school’s career rebounds list (866 rebounds).
Edey now has 34 points, 19 rebounds, 7 blocks and 5 assists in 44 minutes this season. He has scored 34 points on 14 field goal attempts and drawn 16 fouls.
Braden Smith narrowly missed a triple-double, tallying 11 points, 11 assists, 8 rebounds and 3 steals in just 29 minutes in the win over Morehead State. He became the first Boilermaker with a points-assists double-double since Lewis Jackson in March 2012.
In two games this year, Smith has 23 points, 18 assists, 12 rebounds and 4 steals (11.5 PPG, 9.0 APG, 6.0 RPG, 2.0 SPG).
Lance Jones tallied 15 points, five rebounds and three assists in the win.
Smith and Jones combined for 26 points, 14 assists, 13 rebounds and 4 steals in the victory.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Zach Edey started fast again Friday night.
Then the reigning national player of the year enjoyed watching his teammates put away the victory.
Edey finished with 18 points and eight rebounds, Lance Jones scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half and Braden Smith nearly delivered his first triple-double as No. 3 Purdue ran away from Morehead State 87-57.
“His size is unique in itself, but he’s a great player,” coach Preston Spradlin said after his Eagles struggled to match up with the 7-foot-4 Edey. “At 6-11, he’s good enough to be the best player in the country. He’s that good with the skill set and all of those things, so he’s a huge challenge.”
Edey is one of many problems the Boilermakers pose with a focused, deep and talented roster.
Purdue (2-0) broke the school record for most consecutive regular-season wins against non-conference foes with its 26th in a row. The previous mark stood since November 1994. Purdue’s streak, the longest active one in Division I, began following a loss at Miami in December 2020.
And it wouldn’t have been this easy without Jones or Smith, who had 11 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds.
“You see Lance’s ability to pressure the basketball and how that really helps us,” Purdue coach Matt Painter said. “And then you see when Braden pushes the ball and how it finds him, whether he’s shooting or driving the ball, how it helps us.”
Riley Minix led the defending Ohio Valley Conference regular-season champions with 18 points. Jordan Lathon had 12 for Morehead State (1-2), which has lost to Alabama and Purdue.
Edey spurred Purdue’s opening 15-0 run with four points, four rebounds and all three of his assists in the first five minutes. And after the Eagles cut the deficit to 26-17 midway through the first half and 42-29 at halftime, Jones made sure they didn’t stand a chance in the second half.
After Kalil Thomas made a 3-pointer to trim the margin to 10, Jones scored eight points in a 15-5 spurt that gave Purdue a 57-37 cushion. Morehead State never got close again.
“Over the past couple days, I’ve kind of been hard on myself about my shooting,” Jones said. “You’re just taking your shot, so I just let it run tonight.”
Morehead State: There’s a reason the Eagles were a near-unanimous favorite to win their second straight league crown. But with only one player taller than 6-foot-8 to match up with Edey, they had no chance against Purdue.
Purdue: Beating Samford and Morehead State may not look impressive on paper. Yet both are coming off league titles and could contend again this season, so it might be a better start than some think.
Two blowout wins to open the season should be enough to keep the Boilermakers among the top five in an 18th consecutive AP poll.
#16 BOILERMAKERS TAKE DOWN MINNESOTA, 3-1
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The No. 16 Purdue Boilermakers completed a series sweep over Minnesota with a 3-1 (17-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-17) victory, coming in true road fashion.
The win comes on the heels of a series win vs. Penn State last Sunday, marking the second series win against a team receiving votes in the AVCA/Taraflex Coaches Poll.
Purdue improves to 16-8 (10-5 Big Ten) while Minnesota falls to 12-11 (8-7 Big Ten).
Up next, Purdue will take on Michigan State on Sunday. The match, slated for 1 p.m. ET on B1G+, will be Purdue’s Military Appreciation match.
It is the first series sweep vs. Minnesota for head coach Dave Shondell.
Purdue improved every set in both side out and hitting percentage, ending the match with a .234 clip in the match while holding Minnesota to a .125 attack % in the match.
Two Boilermakers reached 20 digs for the first time this season: Ali Hornung (21 digs) and Maddie Schermerhorn (20).
Raven Colvin posted a season-high 14 kills with just one error on 22 attacks (.591 hitting %).
Two Boilermakers recorded double-doubles: Eva Hudson (17 kills, 14 digs) and Taylor Anderson (50 assists, 13 digs). Anderson’s 50 assists marked the second consecutive match the freshman has reached the 50-assist benchmark while her 13 digs were a career-high. Hudson’s 14 digs were a season-high.
Kenna Wollard posted a career-high 7 kills on a .333 hitting clip while also tying a career-high four total blocks.
Ali Hornung recorded a career-high 21 digs and led the back row for the first time this season.
Purdue is 4-1 vs. Minnesota over the last five meetings.
PURDUE CROSS COUNTRY
BUCKERIDGE PACES PURDUE AT GREAT LAKES REGIONAL
MADISON, Wis. – Racing in a highly-competitive field of nationally-ranked programs, the Purdue cross country team finished sixth and 11th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships on Friday in Madison, Wisconsin.
On a chilly and cloudy late morning and early afternoon, the Boilermaker men were sixth as a team and the women were 11th at Wisconsin’s Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course. The men notched their best regional finish since they won it in 2019.
Sophomore Douglas Buckeridge earned Great Lakes All-Region Team accolades as he posted a 19th-place finish in the 10k event. With his top-25 finish, Buckeridge is the first Boilermaker to be recognized on the All-Region squad since 2021. Junior Emma Squires paced the women and was 49th in the 6k race.
Five Boilermakers earned their best career NCAA Great Lakes finish and eight were racing at their first NCAA postseason meet.
“With the addition of cross country powerhouses Butler and Notre Dame, our men once again were strong,” Purdue head coach Norbert Elliott said. “We have ran well all season. We had strong performances from our top five, with Doug Buckeridge leading the way. Caleb Williams had a very good race today as well.
“I am very proud of our women’s performance today. From the gun they positioned themselves in a very competitive spot. This was by far their best race of the season and good rebound from the Big Ten Championships two weeks ago. The performances today were a great way to end the cross country season. It gives our distance crew momentum going into the indoor season.”
The Great Lakes Regional featured 34 women’s programs and 31 men’s teams, with the top two teams earning an automatic berth to the NCAA Championships next weekend. The Purdue men finished with 172 points, just behind four nationally-ranked squads and one that was receiving votes. No. 12 Butler won with 43 points, ahead of No. 5 Wisconsin (70 points). They were followed by No. 25 Michigan (93) in third, No. 17 Notre Dame (95) in fourth and RV Michigan State (127) in fifth. The Boilermaker women were 11th with 350 points, while No. 9 Notre Dame (39) and No. 23 Wisconsin (71) took the top two spots ahead of No. 14 Michigan State (82) and RV Michigan (150) in third and fourth.
At his first career NCAA postseason race, Buckeridge was 19th overall in 30:12.1. It was a tightly contested race at the top throughout the 10,000 meters, and Buckeridge was the first of three finishers within 1.3 seconds of each other. A pair of Boilermakers were close behind, as senior Caleb Williams was 27th in 30:24.4 and junior Nathan Walker was 28th in 30:25.1. Walker just beat out a competitor who was 0.6 seconds behind him.
Junior Jason Polydoris was 46th in 30:48.2 and sophomore Kiefer Bell placed 52nd in 30:59.3. As Bell notched Purdue’s fifth and final point-scoring finish, he held off two runners who finished within 0.3 seconds of him and another that was 1.1 seconds behind him. Additionally, junior Brady Yoder was 60th (31:06.2) and graduate student Nathaniel Getachew was 117th (31:58.1).
Squires and senior Payne Turney were 49th and 50th, respectively, with times of 21:27.5 and 21:27.7 on the 6k course. The duo held off one runner who was 0.3 seconds behind Turney. Sophomore Christel Elkins was 59th overall thanks to a time of 21:34.9, and freshman Paige Hazelrigg crossed the finish line in 89th place with mark a 22:07.0.
Junior Jaelyn Burgos ran a time of 22:20.6 to place 104th to round out the Boilermakers’ scorers. Freshman Ally Wigand was 156th (23:06.8), followed by fellow first-year Elise Peckinpaugh in 173rd (23:23.1).
Polydoris, Squires Walker, Williams and Yoder all notched their best career NCAA Regional finish, while Bell, Burgos, Elkins, Hazelrigg, Peckinpaugh and Wigand joined Buckeridge in racing at their first NCAA postseason meet. Getachew made his Great Lakes debut after having raced at three NCAA DIII Championships in cross country and track & field prior to his arrival at Purdue this year.
Wisconsin, which also hosted the Big Ten Championships two weeks ago, hosted the Great Lakes Regional for the first time since 2019 and for the seventh time since the Zimmer Championship Course opened in 2009.
Friday marked the end of the cross country season for the Boilermakers. The team will now prepare for the indoor track & field season which begins in December.
BUTLER MEN’S BASKETBALL
BUTLER CONTINUES HOT START TO SEASON WITH 91-56 WIN OVER SEMO
Butler continued its early season offensive success with a 91-56 win over visiting Southeast Missouri State Friday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
The Bulldogs put five players in double figures and limited SEMO to 29-percent shooting in the lopsided win. Butler held a commanding 55-21 halftime lead and never looked back.
With the win, Butler improves to 2-0 on the young season, while SEMO falls to 0-2.
Posh Alexander led the Bulldogs with 15 points, going over 1,000 points for his collegiate career.
COACH THAD MATTA: “Obviously, we started out really well, moving the ball to get some good looks. Early in the second half, we were holding on to the ball too long. Inconsistency is bad for a team, but it allows us to come back in tomorrow and teach.”
Butler’s last back-to-back 90-point outputs were actually a three-game series in December of 2017 as the Bulldogs posted wins over Western Illinois (107-46), Georgetown (91-86 in double overtime), and No. 1 Villanova (101-93).
Alexander was joined in double figures by Pierre Brooks II (14), DJ Davis (13), Jahmyl Telfort (12), and Boden Kapke (11).
Kapke’s 11 were a career-high in his second career game and his first time in double figures.
Alexander went 3-for-4 from behind the arc and made five of his eight attempts overall.
Jalen Thomas led the Bulldogs with nine rebounds in just 14 minutes of action; Andre Screen added eight rebounds.
Freshman Finley Bizjack had five assists against zero turnovers.
Connor Turnbull matched a career-high with three blocked shots.
The Bulldogs went to the line 34 times, making 26.
Only one SEMO player found double figures, as Adam Larson scored 11.
Butler had a 47-36 rebounding advantage.
Butler is 72-2 over its last 74 non-conference home games.
Butler has won 10 straight non-conference home games.
This served as the first match-up in the series between Butler and SEMO.
SEMO won the 2023 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, which earned the team an NCAA Tournament berth. The Redhawks lost in the NCAA First Four in Dayton, falling to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
Butler was without freshman Augusto Cassia, who sustained a strain to a muscle in his right leg in late October. He is out indefinitely, and his status will be updated in the coming weeks.
UP NEXT: The Bulldogs continue a season-opening homestand Monday night, hosting East Tennessee State at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The tip is set for 7 p.m.
BUTLER CROSS COUNTRY
BUTLER MEN CAPTURE FIRST NCAA GREAT LAKES REGIONAL TITLE IN PROGRAM HISTORY
The Butler men won the 2023 Great Lakes Regional Friday afternoon, which also punched the team’s ticket to next week’s NCAA Championships. It marks the first Great Lakes regional championship in program history.
Butler, which entered the meet ranked No. 12 nationally in the most recent USTFCCCA poll, placed all five of its scorers among the Top 15. The Bulldogs moved to the front of a large lead pack early and put themselves in position for the team title by holding five of the top 12 spots with 2,000 meters remaining.
Florian Le Pallec was the first Bulldog to cross the line, finishing fourth. He was followed closely by teammates William Zegarski (fifth), Matthew Forrester (ninth), Will Minnette (tenth), and Jesse Hamlin (15th). That fivesome each earned All-Great Lakes Region honors.
Bob Liking and Jackson Sharp of Wisconsin went 1-2 individually. Liking’s time was 29:40.9 on the 10k course.
The Bulldogs, with 43 points, came in ahead of three nationally-ranked programs in host and No. 5 Wisconsin, No. 25 Michigan, and No. 17 Notre Dame. There were 30 teams and 211 runners in the field.
Friday’s meet was held on the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course, just outside of the University of Wisconsin campus in Verona, Wis.
Butler receives one of the Great Lakes Region’s two automatic team berths in next week’s NCAA Championships. Nine regional meets will take place nationally Friday. Those 18 automatic qualifiers will be joined by 13 at-large teams in the NCAA field.
Prior to Friday’s men’s title, the best men’s regional finishes came in both 2008 and 2004 when the team finished third. Butler’s women placed second in the 2013 regional.
The Butler men entered Friday’s meet on the heels of capturing the BIG EAST team title Oct. 28, which was the Bulldogs’ third men’s title in the last four years under head coach Matt Roe.
MEN’S TEAM RESULTS:
1) No. 12 Butler, 43 points
2) No. 5 Wisconsin, 70
3) No. 25 Michigan, 93
4) No. 17 Notre Dame, 95
5) Michigan State, 127
THE BUTLER MEN (10K):
4) Florian Le Pallec, 29:43.8
5) William Zegarski, 29:44.1
9) Matthew Forrester, 29:52.6
10) Will Minnette, 29:54.7
15) Jesse Hamlin, 30:08.9
38) David Slapak, 30:40.0
42) Jack McMahon, 30:41.7
A year ago, Barry Keane captured the regional title and Hamlin finished second. That duo helped the Bulldogs to a fourth-place team finish and ultimately an at-large NCAA Championships berth.
COACH MATT ROE ON THE BUTLER MEN: “We were really looking for a great effort today. We weren’t overly concerned about winning, but we wanted to compete and build toward the NCAAs next week. The men were able to get in position early in the race, worked well together and finished hard. With our training going so well over the last few weeks, I knew we could be dangerous, and I like the position we are in for the NCAA meet.”
THE WOMEN’S RACE
Elsa Rusthoven led the Butler women in Wisconsin, as she picked up a 15th-place finish individually. Rusthoven covered the 6k course in 20:50.7 to earn All-Region honors. She is in line for an individual berth in the upcoming NCAA Championships, but will wait until Saturday for the field to be finalized and announced. If Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Michigan State all make the NCAA field as full teams, Rusthoven would be guaranteed an NCAA entry as one of four individual qualifiers from the Great Lakes Region.
Wiktoria Klebowska (27th) and Ashlyn Minton (48th) also finished among the Top 50 for the Bulldogs.
The Butler women finished ninth in the team standings. No. 9 Notre Dame captured the team title (39 points) as all five of their scorers finished among the top 12 positions. The Fighting Irish were followed by No. 23 Wisconsin, No. 14 Michigan State, Michigan and Ohio State.
There were 231 runners representing a total of 33 teams in the field.
THE BUTLER WOMEN (6K):
15) Elsa Rusthoven, 20:50.7
27) Wiktoria Klebowska, 21:08.5
48) Ashlyn Minton, 21:27.0
60) Abby Olson, 21:36.6
138) Renate Toldo, 22:53.5
139) Ashley Learn, 22:54.1
161) Abby Fostveit, 23:09.7
COACH MATT ROE ON THE BUTLER WOMEN: “I’m super-pleased with what our women did today. Throughout the fall, we have really focused on building toward the postseason, and we were able to come out and run our best two races the last two weeks. We were locked in and ran well, and placed better than where we were ranked coming in. It’s always good to be competitive in this race and this regional.”
UP NEXT: The 2023 NCAA Division I Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Selection Show will air Saturday (Nov. 11) at 5 p.m. on NCAA.com. A link to the show will be on the front page of NCAA.com. The 2023 NCAA Championships are set for Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Panorama Farms Cross Country Course in Earlysville, Va. The University of Virginia will serve as host.
IUPUI MEN’S BASKETBALL
JAGUARS RACE PAST VALPARAISO, 66-56
VALPARAISO, Ind. – The IUPUI basketball team used a strong second half to race past Valparaiso on Friday night (Nov. 10) inside the Athletics-Recreation Center, 66-56. With the win, IUPUI improved to 2-0 to start a season for the first time since 2009.
Bryce Monroe led the way with 20 points and Vincent Brady II came off the bench to contribute 10 points. Senior John Egbuta also provided a major lift off the bench with eight points and a career-high 10 rebounds and three blocked shots. The Jaguars shot 47 percent from the floor after halftime, including hitting 5-of-9 from three-point range, while limiting Valpo to under 32 percent shooting for the evening.
“For us, we knew our offense eventually would come,” head coach Matt Crenshaw said. “In general, we haven’t played that well offensively.
“One message that we’ve been emphasizing to the team is that we can defend. It gives you a chance to win. If you defend it, rebound it and we got stops and when you do that constantly, constantly, constantly, and then we played unselfish and that gives you a chance to compete and win the game.”
The IUPUI (2-0) offense opened 0-for-5 to start the game and never got rolling in the first half as seemingly every player in black struggled to find the mark. In an odd turn of events, Monroe had a transition layup wiped off the scoreboard three minutes after the fact, further compounding the offensive issues. Monroe got loose after a steal and was originally awarded a good basket because of a goaltending call. However, after the media timeout more than three minutes later, the officials erased the basket, deducting from an already scant total.
The Jaguars closed the half at 9-of-31 (29.0 percent) from the floor, including missing all six three-point attempts.
The second half was another story as IUPUI outscored the Beacons 45-31 and the offense was brilliant down the stretch. A Brady corner three put the Jaguars ahead 43-41 with 6:59 left before Valpo regained the lead with three makes at the foul line. The teams traded the lead before Monroe put IUPUI ahead to stay with 4:37 left on a tough drive. After a stop, Monroe scored on both ends of a one-and-one to make it a two-possession lead.
Another defensive stop led to a Jlynn Counter basket after he had sat for much of the game due to foul trouble. IUPUI counterpunched each time Valpo scored down the stretch, including an Egbuta ally oop from Brady after the Jaguars cut through the Beacon full-court press.
Brady and Kidtrell Blocker each made late threes, the second of which coming with 1:31 to play to build an 11-point lead and send the home crowd to an early exit.
“It feels good,” Monroe said. “As a team, we’ve been talking about coming together as a team and getting road kills. We came here with the mindset that we had to go get this one – it was a must-win. And it felt good to get that dub.”
IUPUI will return to action on Tuesday night (Nov. 14) when the Jaguars face in-state foe Indiana State at the Hulman Center at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN+.
NOTRE DAME HOCKEY
IRISH TOPPLE BUCKEYES ON NIGHT ONE
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame hockey team opened their home slate of Big Ten Conference competition with a convincing 4-1 victory over storied foe Ohio State Friday night in front of a capacity crowd inside Compton Family Ice Arena.
The two teams skated a rather quiet first period, with neither team able to break the netminding at either end of the ice and no whistles froze the puck dead for penalty infractions through the opening 20 minutes of play.
Both teams returned to the ice after the first intermission hungry to open the scoring. The Irish did just that at 2:31 of the second stanza with Tyler Carpenter burying the puck for the 1-0 lead to spark the scoring frenzy.
The Irish went on to net two more in the second period, both on the powerplay, to carry the 3-0 lead into the final period of regulation.
The score remained the same through the first half of the third period before Hunter Strand’s battle for the puck behind the Buckeyes’ net turned into a premium scoring opportunity for his linemate Grant Silianoff to take the 4-0 lead at 10:24.
OSU would get one back late in the third period to snap the shutout bid but the Irish held on for the 4-1 final and their first conference victory of the season.
Ryan Siedem’s shot on goal was initially saved but Tyler Carpenter awaited the loose puck off the pads of OSU’s Terness in net to take the 1-0 lead less than three minutes into the second period. Brennan Ali also earned an assist on the play.
Justin Janicke ripped a shot on net from the top of the far circle in the waning seconds of Notre Dame’s first powerplay opportunity of the night. Siedem gathered the puck at the top of the left point, skating it in towards the logo before sending a pass over to Justin who fired his shot into the back of the net at 9:07 of the second period. Hunter Strand was credited with an assist on the eventual game-winner.
The Irish net their second powerplay goal of the period off the stick of Landon Slaggert at 14:48 of the second to give Notre Dame the 3-0 lead. Drew Bavaro found Danny Nelson at the top of the slot for the one-timer shot which bounced off the pads of Terness and onto Landon’s tape where he eventually batted it home. The goal came on the two-man advantage late in the second period and was the captain’s team-leading eighth of the year.
The final Irish goal of the night was Grant Silianoff’s first of the year and gave Notre Dame the 4-0 lead at 10:24 of the third period. Strand chased down the puck behind the OSU net, poking it off the stick of a Buckeye defender and chipped it out to Ali who raced in on net. The rookie drew the OSU netminder towards himself, allowing Silianoff the wide open net for the even strength tally.
The Irish outshot their opponent 46-35 Friday night, with Ryan Bischel boasting a .971 save percentage in net for the home team.
In a period in which they scored three goals, the Irish posted a 22-8 edge in shots on goal in the second period.
With his eighth goal of the season, Landon Slaggert leads the team in goals while is tied with Drew Bavaro for a team-best eight points.
Nine individuals highlighted the box score Friday night for the Irish, including Ryan Siedem, Hunter Strand, and Brennan Ali who each posted two assists in the win. For Ali, it was his first career multi-point game while it was Siedem’s first with the Irish, and Strand’s career-high in assists.
With seven shots on goal, Danny Nelson led the team in the category and earned the primary helper on Landon’s second period goal to go up 3-0.
The Irish and Buckeyes finish out the first half of the regular season series Saturday night with a 6 p.m. puck drop on Military Appreciation Night.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early for game two to catch members of the Notre Dame Army ROTC program rappel from the rafters before a crowd-sung national anthem.
Irish hockey hats will be given away at the entrance to the first 1,000 fans in attendance, courtesy of Dick’s Sporting Goods.
NOTRE DAME WOMEN’S SOCCER
IT’S TOURNEY TIME IN SOUTH BEND
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – It’s Tourney Time once again on campus and the Notre Dame women’s soccer team is dancing as the No. 3 seed in the upper left quadrant. The Fighting Irish (11-3-4) will kick things off on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m. ET inside Alumni Stadium. And their opponent? None other than next-door neighbor and now Missouri Valley Conference Champion Valpo (11-5-6).
NCAA TOURNEY HISTORY
For the 29th time over the last 31 years, Notre Dame women’s soccer qualified for the NCAA Tournament.
Notre Dame’s overall postseason record sits at 73-24-4, which ranks as the 4th most wins behind UNC (144-18-4), Florida State (76-19-4) and 2022 NCAA Champion UCLA (74-21-6).
Irish are an impressive 50-4-1 at home in the NCAA Tournament.
Irish boast 49 clean sheets in their NCAA Tournament history.
Notre Dame earned a third seed or higher for the third consecutive year.
THE ROAD AHEAD
With a three-seed, Notre Dame will only get to host its first-round matchup inside Alumni Stadium, which is none other than Missouri Valley Champion and next-door neighbor Valparaiso.
The top-eight seeds in said quadrant are as follows: No. 1 Florida State, No. 2 Arkansas, No. 3 Notre Dame, No. 4 Wisconsin, No. 5 Texas, No. 6 Memphis, No. 7 Pittsburgh and No. 8 Texas A&M.
The Irish would only get to host the following weekend (second and third rounds) if two-seeded Arkansas would get upset in the opening round – they host Grambling.
The last time the Irish were a three-seed – you don’t have to look far. Two years ago, Notre Dame fought its way to the Round of 16 to square off against two-seed Arkansas in Fayetteville. The Razorbacks took that one 3-2 to advance.
Last year, the Irish earned a No. 1 seed and made it to the quarterfinal round where they lost to North Carolina. With two years on the cusp, the senior/graduate class are looking for that first College Cup appearance since 2010 and some revenge along the way.
EYES ON IRISH
Ranked in the top-12, with an RPI in the top-12, for the latter half of the season, the Irish enter the NCAA Tournament with an 11-3-4 record. Notre Dame finished in second place in the always-tough ACC, producing a record of 7-1-2.
The Irish recorded a 2-2-1 record against ranked opposition, which included wins against No. 8 Clemson and No. 16 Duke, with ties against No. 3 North Carolina and No. 10 Arkansas.
Four players were named All-ACC selections: Eva Gaetino (First Team), Kiki Van Zanten (First Team), Leah Klenke (Second Team) and Maddie Mercado (Second Team).
Gaetino was also named the ACC Defender of the Year for the second year in a row. She became the third ACC player to win multiple ‘Of the Year’ awards.
In addition, both Charlie Codd and Morgan Roy were named to the ACC All-Freshman Team.
GOAL SCORERS FROM ALL OVER
Last season, 47 of the team’s 56 goals came from Korbin Albert, Olivia Wingate, Mercado and Van Zanten.
This season’s stats allude to the depth and balanced attack Coach Norman has at his disposal. Currently six players boast four goals or more. All-in-all there have been 11 different goal scorers for the Irish — four of which have been freshmen — all equating for 42 goals.
It is three grad players who lead the way –> Mercado (8), Van Zanten (6) and Lynch (6). Ellie Ospeck, Meg Mrowicki and All-American defender Eva Gaetino follow right behind them with four goals.
Heading into this week’s game, seven players now boast 11 points or more– Mercado, Ospeck, Mrowicki, Van Zanten, Lynch, Gaetino, Klenke. It marks a career high for everyone except Mercado and Van Zanten.
No other team in the ACC has seven players with double-digit points.
In terms of ranked teams – only BYU has more with nine players with double-digit points.
ASSIST LEADER – LEAH KLENKE
Klenke has been an absolute sparkplug and the main cog that runs the Notre Dame offense. Klenke leads the team with 10 assists, which ranks 15th nationally and second in the ACC. Her 0.6 assists per game rank 14th in the country and second in the league.
Get this, Klenke has registered points in 10 of the last 14 matches.
She had 7 assists in conference play.
Klenke now has a career best 14 points on the season.
Klenke is also coming off a summer where she helped the USA U20 squad win the U20 CONCACAF championship.
Maddie Mercado has scored in back-to-back games and has found the back of the net four times over the last seven matches.
As previously stated, Leah Klenke has notched at least one point in 10 of the last 14 matches.
Kristina Lynch has recorded a point in three of the last seven matches.
Charlie Codd has scored all three of her goals in the month of October.
The key to victory – Irish are 10-1-2 when scoring two goals or more.The lone loss – just happened in a 3-2 decision to Clemson in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament.
A RARE MOMENT
It’s not too often the team you pick to play in a preseason exhibition ends up being your first round opponent in the NCAA Tournament. However, for Notre Dame, that is just the case. Way back on Aug. 12, the Irish hosted the Beacons and defeated them 5-0.
Valpo enters the match on a four-game winning streak in which they have not surrendered a goal.
SHINING A LIGHT ON THE BEACONS
After a dramatic run to claim the 2023 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championship last weekend, the Valpo soccer team heads to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in program history.
Previously — Sixth-seeded Valpo concluded its run through the MVC Tournament with two more wins last weekend, taking down second-seeded Missouri State in extra time, 1-0, before topping regular season champion Drake in the tournament final by an identical 1-0 final.
Head Coach John Marovich: In his 16th season at the helm of the Valpo program, holds a 132-117-48 (.525) record both overall and at Valpo as a head coach. The 2014 Horizon League Coach of the Year and the head of the 2022 MVC Coaching Staff of the Year, Marovich holds Valpo’s all-time records for both victories and winning percentage.
MULTIPLE FRESHMEN STEPPING UP
First let’s look at Meg Mrowicki, who has been a great breakout story for the 2023 season. She’s played in all 18 games with seven starts. She’s tied for third in the team in goals with four.
Next, there’s 5-8 center midfielder Morgan Roy. The Michigan native has started every game in the midfield minus Senior Day and ranks third on the team in shots with 35. She has 2 goals including one in the ACC Tournament semifinals against Clemson.
Charlie Codd has made two starts and seen significant time in the midfield in all 18 games as well. She boasts three goals on the year – all in October.
Both Roy and Codd were ACC All-Freshman Team selections.
Freshman Atlee Olofson battled Naylor for the GK role in preseason. Olofson, who was ranked 35th in her class, is a 5-8 goalkeeper out of Austin, Texas. She was First Team All-State as a senior and set a school record with no goals against in a season. Olofson, now 6-2-2 record with four shutouts, a .788 save percentage and a 1.10 GAA.
MORE FROM MERCADO
In a preseason interview with Fighting Irish Media, Mercado said she wants one part of her legacy to be setting the goal for yourself to get better each and every year. This season, she’s been one of Notre Dame’s best players, earning Second Team All-ACC recognition. She currently leads the team with eight goals, two shy of her career high set last season. Furthermore, five of her last six goals have been from distance – all scored from outside the box.
HOME SWEET HOME
Alumni Stadium is becoming one of the most difficult venues for opposing programs to earn a result in. Since its creation in 2009, Notre Dame has gone 126-30-10.
Over the last 2.5 seasons – an impressive 28-4-5 record inside Alumni. Last 4.5 seasons – 39-7-6.
At home in the NCAA Tournament, and why it’s so important to earn a No. 1 seed – Irish are 15-1-1 in NCAA Tournament games at Alumni. Overall, they are 50-4-1 at home in NCAA Tourney games.
NOTRE DAME MEN’S BASKETBALL
2. IRISH HOST WESTERN CAROLINA ON SATURDAY
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – For the first time on the hardwood, Notre Dame men’s basketball will challenge the Catamounts of Western Carolina. The Fighting Irish (1-0) will look to carry their momentum from a successful season-opening victory over Niagara and #ProtectPurcell once more. The Irish and Catamounts will tip at 2 p.m. ET on ACCNX.
HISTORIC DEBUT FOR BURTON
Not only did the freshman point guard ball out in a historic debut in the season opener, but got to do it in front of his hometown crowd and family/friends. Burton poured in 29 points to lift the Irish to a 70-63 win over Niagara, marking the most points in program history in a freshman debut. The previous record was 27 points from Laphonso Ellis back in 1988. Ellis was also in attendance and acknowledged the passing of the torch moment after the game when he came back to the locker room to take a photo with Burton.
Now a few other notes on Burton’s performance:
1-of-5 freshmen in the history of the program to score 29 points or more, joining David Graves, Troy Murphy, Chris Thomas and Adrian Dantley.
Still the first week of play so take this as you will, but Burton’s 29 points currently stands as the freshman high benchmark in Division-I.
Burton absolutely took over the end of the game. From 8:38-:20 in the second half, Burton recorded 16 points on 6-for-6 shooting.
FUTURE ON DISPLAY
There were multiple occasions in both the first and second halves of the season opener in which all four freshmen were out on the court together at the same time. In the +/- category, when those four were together, the Irish were +5 in the Niagara game.
Now we’ve already covered Burton’s breakout performance but another standout was Carey Booth off the bench. The 6-11 freshman forward nearly recorded a double-double in his debut with 10 points and nine rebounds. He was 4-for-8 from the field with one three-pointer.
In addition, Logan Imes recorded the fourth most minutes and produced four points and three rebounds. Braeden Shrewsberry started and notched seven points.
A little over a month into the job, Coach Shrewsberry had himself a top-30 ranked incoming freshmen class – Carey Booth, Logan Imes and Braeden Shrewsberry – all flipped from their Penn State commits. Then add in Mr. Indiana Basketball Markus Burton, who kept his commitment to Notre Dame. That brought the 2023 class to four signees which ranked 23rd in the country according to 247Sports.com.
Furthermore, cementing the bond among the freshmen class, there was an Indiana connection among most of them:
— Imes and Shrewsberry played together throughout all four of their high school years with the Indiana Elite.
— Imes and Burton were teammates on the 2023 Indiana All-Stars squad
‘All Fight’ – the slogan for Notre Dame throughout all sports all season long. The Irish showed that fight and battled back some adversity to get the win over Niagara. The Irish had a cold shooting start and faced a 12-point deficit at the 11:20 mark. Notre Dame rallied to cut it to one, down 30-29 at the half. In fact, the Irish started 0-for-11 from three. Yet, the Irish found their touch and went on to shoot 57.7 percent in the second half and outscored Niagara 41-33 for the win.
MR INDIANA BASKETBALL
On April 20, 2023, now freshman point guard Markus Burton, was named Mr. Indiana Basketball. It marked the third time in program history in which a future Notre Dame player took home the honor. The two former winners were Chris Thomas in 2001 and Luke Zeller in 2005.
Burton averaged a state-best 30.3 points per game, along with 5.7 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 3.6 steals. Burton also secured the school single season scoring record by pouring in 909 points as a senior.
BALL STATE VOLLEYBALL
GATES’ 1,000TH DIG AT BALL STATE LEADS STRONG WVB EFFORT IN WIN OVER NIU
MUNCIE, Ind. – – The Ball State women’s volleyball team opened its final home weekend of the 2023 season with a 3-1 (25-17, 23-25, 25-15, 26-24) victory over Northern Illinois Friday evening inside Worthen Arena.
“I’m glad we got the win,” head coach Kelli Miller Phillips said after the match. “I certainly think we were not in great rhythm. It felt like a back-and-forth match and we weren’t consistently in great offensive rhythm, but we found a way in a couple different tight sets to come out on top. You’ve got to be able to find ways to win, even when you are not firing on all cylinders. Credit to our team for continuing to push through and finding ways to step up when it was needed.”
In a prelude to Saturday’s senior night, the Cardinals (15-12; 12-4 Mid-American Conference) used big contributions from fifth-year middle Marie Plitt and fifth-year libero Havyn Gates to spark the win.
Plitt led all attackers and tied her season high with 17 kills, while hitting for a .615 (17-1-26) rate of success. The effort helped her raise her career attack percentage to .364, which is currently the best mark in program history. It also raised her season rate of success to .410 after she entered the night ranked 22nd nationally at .400.
Gates registered her 1,000th career dig at Ball State with her second of a match-high 21 digs. It is her team-leading fifth match with 20-or-more digs this season, and adding her 1,124 digs over her two-year career at Indiana Wesleyan, raised her collegiate dig total to 2,143.
“Havyn is one of those people who is going to do everything she can to throw her body around and make plays,” Phillips said. “Reaching 1,000 digs at Ball State is a big accomplishment and I am proud of her for that. Hopefully, she has many more digs to come.”
While the Huskies 8-20 (6-10 MAC) held an early 3-2 edge in the opening set, Ball State answered with eight of the next 10 points to take control of the frame. The Cardinals would lead by as many as eight, at 17-9, before taking the set 25-17 on Plitt’s sixth kill of the night.
NIU would respond with the first three points in the second set and would go on to pull ahead by seven at 16-9. Ball State would chip away at the lead, however, with one of freshman outside Kendall Barnes’ career-high 14 kills tying the score at 21. Another Barnes blast kept the score tied at 23, but the Huskies would score the final two points to escape with the set win.
Ball State answered with the first three points out of the long break, thanks in part to a pair of kills from redshirt freshman outside Aniya Kennedy. The Cardinals would not let down in the frame, going on to win 25-15 thanks to back-to-back blasts from Plitt.
The fourth frame started with a 4-1 NIU run, but the Cardinals used a blast from sophomore right side Madison Buckley to spark a 6-0 stretch and give the hosts an 8-5 edge. Kills from Barnes and Plitt would extend Ball State’s lead to six points, at 18-12, before it was NIU’s turn to rally.
The Huskies would battle back to take a 23-22 edge before senior outside Cait Snyder was subbed in. Snyder would not disappoint, getting a kill on her first rally to even the score. Junior setter Megan Wielonski followed with a kill of her own, one of her four on the night, giving Ball State match point.
While a service error stopped the Cardinals momentarily, an NIU attack error followed. Kennedy would then smash her 14th and final kill to give BSU the 26-24 set win and the 3-1 match victory.
In addition to the three Cardinals with double-figure kills, freshman middle Camryn Wise turned in a strong effort, blasting eight kills and connecting for a match-best .700 (8-1-10) rate of success.
Wielonski dished out 49 total assists in the win, helping guide the Ball State offense to a .264 (61-23-144) hitting percentage. She also collected 10 digs for her 14th assist/dig double-double of the season.
Also chipping in double figure digs were junior defensive specialist Kendall Seimet and senior defensive specialist
Kate Vinson with 13 and 11, respectively. Seimet also served up a career-high four aces, as BSU held a 9-to-4 edge in the category for the match.
Overall, the Ball State defense limited the NIU attack to a .163 (45-22-141) hitting percentage, with Nikolette Nedic leading the squad with 12 kills. Nazli Guvener led the Huskies with 15 digs.
“Right now, every win is so critical,” Phillips said. “We’re talking about seeding, about finding rhythm, finding what’s going to be our best situation going into the MAC Tournament. Every time out here is a critical match, and tomorrow being senior night adds an emotional layer. But the level of how important it is with how the season goes, it’s a pretty big one.”
The Ball State women’s volleyball team closes the home portion of its 2023 slate Saturday with another 6 p.m. first serve versus NIU. The match will serve as Senior Night for the Cardinals who will honor Gates, Plitt, Vinson, Zoe Conway, Lauren Gilliland and Addie Halverson following the contest.
BALL STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL
MBB TO HOST OLD DOMINION IN MAC-SBC CHALLENGE
The Ball State men’s basketball team hosts Old Dominion at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the MAC-SBC Challenge at Worthen Arena.
The matchup between the Mid-American Conference and Sun Belt Conference foes will be one of two interconference battles for both schools this season, as teams in each conference will play teams in the other conference once at home and once on the road. Ball State is scheduled to travel to a yet-to-be-determined Sun Belt school for a game on Feb. 10.
In the season opener on Tuesday against Goshen College, the Cardinals rode a 27-0 scoring run to end the first half to a 101-40 win. Basheer Jihad (21 points, four rebounds, three blocks) and Micah Bell (14 points) led a balanced offensive attack to defeat the Maple Leafs.
Old Dominion comes to town with a 1-0 record after beating Virginia Wesleyan 71-57 on Monday. The Monarchs took down Virginia State 80-59 on Oct. 25 in an exhibition.
Ball State recorded a 20-12 record (11-7 Mid-American Conference) in 2022-23 to earn the No. 4 seed in the MAC Tournament. Head coach Michael Lewis enters his second season leading the Cardinals after recent stops as an assistant at UCLA, Nebraska and Butler.
Juniors Mickey Pearson Jr. and Jihad headline the returners, as they averaged 7.7 points and 5.5 rebounds and 7.1 points and 3.6 rebounds per game, respectively, in 2022-23. Three transfers and five true freshmen bolster Ball State’s 2023-24 team.
SCOUTING OLD DOMINION: The Monarchs went 19-12 (11-7 Sun Belt) last season in head coach Jeff Jones’ 10th leading the program. ODU was voted to finish third in the SBC preseason coaches poll with 154 points behind only James Madison (176) and Appalachian State (159), and the Monarch got one first place vote.
Junior guard Chaunce Jenkins was voted First Team All-Conference in the SBC preseason poll after earning a Third Team honor following the 2022-23 season. Jenkins led the team with 16 points in the season-opening win, while senior guard Tyrone Williams (15 points) and sophomore guard Bryce Baker (12) joined him in double figures scoring.
Ball State’s 20 wins last year were its most since 2016-17 when that team won 21. This season’s Cardinals will look for back-to-back 20-win schedules for the first time since that 2016-17 season.
The Cardinals are a young group, as the roster includes only one senior or graduate student (Ethan Brittain-Watts). Ball State returns only 21.5 percent of minutes played and 19.6 percent of points scored from last year’s team.
Brittain-Watts (Boston University), Jalin Anderson (Loyola Marymount) and Davion Bailey (Southeastern CC) form Ball State’s trio of transfers.
Joey Brown (Indianapolis), Zane Doughty (Indianapolis), Mason Jones (Valparaiso, Ind.), Trent Middleton Jr. (Philadelphia) and Jurica Zagorsak (Zadar, Croatia) are the Cardinals’ quintet of true freshmen.
The Cardinals recently signed 6-foot-4 guard Jermarhi “Fatt” Hill and 6-foot-7 forward Jai Anthoni Bearden to their 2024 recruiting class.
The Cardinals stay at home to play Oakland City University at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Worthen Arena.
INDIANA STATE VOLLEYBALL
TREES SWEEP RACERS TO OPEN SENIOR WEEKEND
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Kira Holland led all players with 18 kills Friday night while Karinna Gall added 12 kills and 12 digs for Indiana State, leading the Sycamores to a three-set win (25-13, 25-13, 27-25) over visiting Murray State inside ISU Arena.
Gall’s double-double was her sixth of the season and the 20th double-double of her career. Avery Hales dished out 39 assists, her most in a three-set match, while Cadence Gilley had 12 digs and four aces. Ella Scott added seven kills and five blocks.
Indiana State rode the hot hand of Holland early in the first set, as the five-time MVC Freshman of the Week had each of the Sycamores’ first three kills. Murray State used an ealy run to go in front, but the Sycamores took full control of the first set on the serves of Gilley and Hales. Indiana State went on a 15-1 run which included three aces from Gilley, while Holland and Scott combined for six kills on the Sycamore scoring spree. Holland tacked on another kill late in the set and had nine in the opening frame, helping the Trees claim the first set 25-13.
Holland’s momentum carried into the second set with a pair of quick kills, and the freshman tacked on a service ace to knot the score at 4-all. Indiana State went on a four-point run on Emma Kaelin’s serve, which included a kill from Hales to help the Trees take a 9-6 lead. Murray State used a run of its own to get within a point, but it was all Sycamores from there. Kills from Holland and Gall kickstarted a 12-2 run for Indiana State to close the second set, which included aces from Gilley and Hales, along with kills from five different Sycamors. Kills from Kaitlyn Hamilton and Scott helped end the set in the Sycamores’ favor, 25-13.
Kills from Holland and Scott opened the third set with kills for the Sycamores, and an ace from Kaelin saw the home side go in front 7-3 early on. Murray State went on a run of its own, though, and took a 15-14 lead into the media timeout despite kills from Holland and Hamilton. The visiting Racers extended their lead to 23-19 late in the set, but Indiana State clawed its way back. A 5-1 Sycamore run which featured three kills from Gall helped the Trees fend off three straight match points, and Indiana State went back in front 26-25 following an ace from Macy Lengacher. Gall sent the Sycamore fans home happy with a kill to give Indiana State a match-clinching 27-25 third set win.
Inside the Numbers
Kira Holland’s .452 hitting percentage was her best in a match this season, while her 18 kills were her most in a three-set match.
Indiana State finished Friday’s match with 13 aces and a .353 hitting percentage, both of which were new high marks under head coach Ashlee Pritchard.
Indiana State’s 46 kills represented the Sycamores’ most in a three-set match under head coach Ashlee Pritchard. The Sycamores finished with just 10 attack errors in the match.
Indiana State averaged 15 kills, 15 assists and 15 digs per set in Friday’s win.
News and Notes
Friday’s win was Indiana State’s first three-set win of the Ashlee Pritchard era. The Sycamores’ last three-set win came in the opening round of the 2021 MVC Tournament against Bradley.
Indiana State surpassed its 2022 win total with Friday’s win.
Karinna Gall posted her 20th career double-double in Friday’s match, which is the most on the Sycamores’ active roster.
Friday’s win was Indiana State’s first-ever win over Murray State, as the Sycamores dropped the previous five matches in the all-time series.
Indiana State’s 25-13 wins in each of the first two sets tied the Sycamores’ largest margin of victory in a set this season.
Indiana State returns to action Saturday night against Belmont, with first serve set for 7 p.m. The Sycamores will honor their 2023 senior class, consisting of Karinna Gall, Asia Povlin, Mallory Keller, Kaitlyn Hamilton and Jamie Brown, following the conclusion of the match.
INDIANA STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL
ISU MEN’S HOOPS FALL TO #24 ALABAMA ON FRIDAY NIGHT
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Indiana State men’s basketball battled the 24th-ranked team in the nation on Friday night, the University of Alabama, falling 102-80 in Tuscaloosa. The Sycamores move to 1-1 on the young season, while Alabama moved to 2-0.
The leading scoring trio from the season opener against SMWC – Isaiah Swope, Ryan Conwell, Jayson Kent – rose atop the scoring charts again with double digits, and this time were joined by Julian Larry.
Swope led the Sycamores in scoring for the second game in a row, finishing with 17 points on 6-for-13 from the floor, with four makes coming from three point land. Conwell matched Swope from three, converting four of his own for 16 points on the night. Larry finished with 15 points and Kent with 14.
Swope and Conwell combined for 57.1% (8-for-14) from beyond the arc, and Conwell recorded 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season.
Other key numbers from the game include: Xavier Bledson recorded 5 assists; Kent finished 6-for-8 from the floor (75%); and Larry, Jake Wolfe, and Derek Vorst combed to shoot 10-for-14 (71.4%).
The Sycamores got the scoring going early, jumping to a quick 9-0 lead three minutes into the game. The Tide stormed back into the ballgame, flooding in 15 straight points in just about a three-minute span.
The Sycamores kept the game close and reclaimed the lead at the 7:35 mark in the first half off a steal by Bledson leading to a three pointer by Swope at the other end of the floor. Alabama battled to go up by 11 at the halftime buzzer.
Alabama was able to fend off any scoring efforts from the Sycamores in the second half, though through the first 13 minutes of the second half the Sycamores never let the Tide grow any more than a 14-point lead.
Inside the Numbers
The Sycamores finished the night with a 27-for-53 (50.9%) shooting effort, including knocking down 10 triples.
Indiana State has recorded seven straight games with 8+ three pointers, dating back to last season.
In 36 games last season, ISU as a team finished shooting 50.9% or better from the field. In the 2023-24 season opener, ISU shot 55.4%.
Alabama shot 51.6% from field goal range and knocked down 13 three pointers. The Tide had three players finish with at least 20 points each.
News & Notes
Ryan Conwell recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds for the first time as a Sycamore. This is the first double-double recorded since Courvoisier McCauley scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds last February against Evansville.
The Sycamores will be back in Hulman Center on Tuesday, November 14, as the Jaguars from IUPUI make the short trip from Indianapolis to Terre Haute for a 7 p.m. tip. Following Tuesday’s matchup, the next time ISU will take the floor will be on November 21 in Las Vegas, Nev. for the Ball Dawgs Classic against Rice.
PURDUE FT. WAYNE VOLLEYBALL
WRIGHT STATE TOPS MASTODONS IN THREE-SET MATCH
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Purdue Fort Wayne women’s volleyball fell to the Wright State Raiders on Friday (Nov. 10) in straight sets (25-18, 25-11, 25-17) on the Arnie Ball Court.
Panna Ratkai had a match-high 13 kills with 14 digs, while LonDynn Betts pitched in a match-best 17 digs.
Wright State went up 8-2 to start set one, then extended it to 12-4. After the 17-9 mark, the Mastodons out-scored the Raiders 9-8 the rest of the way. Ratkai had both of her first-set kills late in the set. Set two started out similarly when Wright State went up 10-2. The ‘Dons responded with a 4-0 run sparked by a sub to get Nicole Jones setting. Jones found Ratkai for a kill that started the run that included two kills from Ratkai. Ashby Willis had a kill in the run as well. Wright State was up 15-10 before going on an 8-0 run to firmly control the set.
The ‘Dons went up 4-1 early in set three, but Wright State stemmed the tide. The Raiders led 13-12 before opening up another big run, this time of six points. This gave the Raiders a cushion that helped them weather a late 3-0 Mastodon run. Ratkai had seven of her kills in the final frame.
Ramei Jackson saw her first action of the season after returning from injury. She had two kills and a dig.
The Mastodons fall to 10-19 and 5-12 in the Horizon League. League-leading Wright State improves to 18-10, 14-3 with its sixth win in a row. The Mastodons will be back in the Gates Sports Center tomorrow (Nov. 11) for a 6 p.m. match against Northern Kentucky. It will also be the Mastodons’ Senior Night, where they will recognize Maggie Castleman, Joanna Larsen and Claire Pape.
SWIMMING & DIVING HAS STRONG SECOND DAY AT A3 PERFORMANCE INVITE
CARBONDALE, Ill. – The University of Evansville swimming and diving teams had a strong showing on Friday on the second day of the A3 Performance Invitational hosted by Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, as the Purple Aces posted seven podium finishes, led by junior Daniel Santos Lopez’s individual title in the men’s 100-Yard Butterfly.
Santos Lopez (Madrid, Spain) took home the title in the 100 Fly by posting the second-fastest time in UE history at 48.04 to out-touch SIU’s Nicolas Barrio Lanuza by 0.01 seconds. Evansville also posted five second-place finishes on Friday and one third-place finish, as both the UE men and women currently sit in third place overall as a team at the three-day meet.
The UE men’s relay teams in both the 800-Yard Freestyle Relay (6:51.19) and the 200-Yard Medley Relay (1:30.31) events placed second overall. Divers Madison Rollett (Evansville, Ind./Reitz) and Levi McKinney (Boonville, Ind./Boonville) also both placed second overall, as McKinney placed second in the men’s three-meter competition with a score of 266.40, while Rollett narrowly missed an NCAA Zone Qualifying mark with a personal-best one-meter score of 259.90. Junior Patrik Vilbergsson (Kopavogur, Iceland) posted UE’s fifth second-place finish of the day in the men’s 100-Yard Backstroke with a time of 49.62.
Junior Benjamin Hasanovic (Innsbruck, Austria) also posted a podium finish with a third-place showing in a UE-heavy 100-Yard Breaststroke event, as he touched the wall with a time of 56.08. Junior Carlos Souto (A Coruna, Spain) placed fifth in the 100 Breast with a time of 56.46, with freshman Joao Pereira (Curitiba, Brazil) and sophomore Daniil Goncharuk (Kyiv, Ukraine) finishing seventh and eighth overall with times of 57.51 and 57.55, respectively. Pereira’s time moved him into tenth-place on UE’s fastest 100-Yard Breaststroke chart, and he was one of seven Purple Aces to crack UE’s career top 10 on the day.
Freshman Evelyn Chin (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) moved into third place on UE’s 100-Yard Butterfly chart, as she posted a time of 56.06 in the preliminary round on her way to a sixth-place finish overall. Fellow freshman Rafaela Makariewicz (Porto Alegre, Brazil) also put her name fourth on UE’s career top 10 chart in the women’s 100-Yard Breaststroke with a prelim time of 1:04.68 on her way to a seventh-place finish.
Freshman Ane Madina Garate (Onati, Spain) cracked UE’s career top 10 in the 100-Yard Backstroke with a time of 58.01 to place eighth-fastest all-time at UE, while finishing seventh overall in the meet.
Freshman Omar Ashraf Hassan (Doha, Qatar) placed fifth overall in the 400-Yard IM, while becoming the ninth-fastest male in UE history in the event with a time of 4:08.06. Fellow freshman Boris Tavrovsky (Jerusalem, Israel) also become the ninth-fastest UE male in the 100-Yard Backstroke with a preliminary round time of 50.72, while placing seventh overall. Freshman Joseph Capo (Luling, La./Jesuit) rounded out UE’s attack on the record book by moving into tenth place in the men’s 200-Yard Freestyle with a time of 1:41.66, while placing eighth overall.
The A3 Performance Invitational will conclude on Saturday in Carbondale with preliminary round swims beginning at 10 a.m. and finals taking place beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday’s schedule includes action in the 200-Yard Backstroke, the 100-Yard Freestyle, the 200-Yard Breaststroke, the 200-Yard Butterfly, the 1,650-Yard Freestyle and the 400-Yard Freestyle Relay.
ACES OPEN FINAL WEEKEND WITH 3-1 WIN OVER BELMONT
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – For the fourth time this season, Giulia Cardona reached the 30-kill threshold to pace the University of Evansville volleyball team to a 3-1 victory over Belmont inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse.
Cardona hit an efficient .435 in the win while adding eight digs. Melanie Feliciano registered nine kills and seven digs. Brooke Springer anchored the defense with seven total blocks, including three solo. Kora Ruff notched 44 assists and Ainoah Cruz picked up a game-high 21 digs. Three Belmont players reached double-digit kills with Brooke Gilleland totaling 13.
Game 1 – UE 25, Belmont 22
Belmont had the early momentum, turning a 2-0 deficit into an 11-5 lead. Giulia Cardona recorded three early kills before playing a pivotal role in the comeback. Cardona’s serve was spot on as the Aces dug out from a 12-6 hole with four in a row. She picked up an ace during the sequence.
Down 16-14, it was Melanie Felciiano’s turn to take control. A kill got her squad back within one before her first ace of the evening gave Evansville a 17-16 lead. The Bruins countered to take a 21-20 edge before the Aces stormed back with four in a row. Cardona’s third ace of the set along with a kill from Madisyn Steele highlighted the run. Evansville would clinch the set on a Belmont service error.
Game 2 – Belmont 25, UE 22
After the Bruins took a 3-1 lead out of the gate, the Aces bounced right back. Efficient serving from Feliciano and two Cardona kills put Evansville in front – 8-4. Brooke Springer and Feliciano assisted on a block that pushed the lead to its highest at 14-9. The Bruins chipped away at the deficit and their persistence paid off when consecutive Brooke Gilleland kills knotted the score at 18-18.
UE retook a 19-18 edge, but the Belmont rally continued with four in a row to establish a 22-19 edge. The Aces did not give up, posting the next two tallies before the Bruins finished off the set to tie the match.
Game 3 – UE 25, Belmont 16
Evansville had a big start after spotting the Bruins two points. Madisyn Steele got things started with a kill as UE scored four in a row. Kills from Feliciano and Cardona pushed the lead to 7-3. Belmont made its run, closing within a pair at 13-11. The Aces quickly countered with three in a row to make it a 5-point game.
The turning point came when Cardona converted a kill with her team up 17-13. Her point was the first of four in a row as UE went up by eight before clinching the set by nine points – 25-16.
Game 4 – UE 25, Belmont 11
Early in the set, the Aces had the momentum, holding a 3-1 lead before pushing its lead to six points at 14-8. Feliciano tallied two more kills during the run. After Belmont scored the next two, Evansville stormed back to finish the night. Scoring the next seven in a row, the Aces pulled away to a 21-10 lead before clinching the match on the strength of a 25-11 decision.
On Saturday, the Aces complete the home slate with a 6 p.m. match against Murray State.
SOUTHERN INDIANA VOLLEYBALL
EAGLES TAME LIONS IN FINAL ROAD MATCH
ST. CHARLES, Mo. –University of Southern Indiana Volleyball (12-15, 8-8 OVC) took care of business and defeated Lindenwood University (13-14, 9-7 OVC) at Hyland Arena Friday evening, 3-1 (25-22, 25-21, 25-17, 25-23), in the Screaming Eagles final road trip of 2023. USI’s magic number to clinch the Ohio Valley Conference Championship drops to just one as USI awaits the results of several conference members in action this weekend.
A strong start leads to an opening-frame win for the Eagles, 25-22. USI kicked off the match with a big 5-1 advantage after three costly errors from the Lions plus a pair of kills from senior outside hitter Leah Anderson (Bloomington, Illinois) and senior outside/right side hitter Abby Bednar (Chagrin Falls, Ohio). Lindenwood closed the gap, but the Eagles continued to make it rain by posting seven of the next nine points to make it 12-5. Leah Anderson played a part in the first three points with two aces and a kill. After the Lions cut the deficit to three, USI doubled their lead once again after more mistakes from Lindenwood. The Eagles were not in the clear just yet as the Lions continued to pose a threat and cut the USI lead to just two. Despite the late effort, the Lions could not stop the Eagles’ offense from marching on. Even though Lindenwood had 17 kills compared to USI’s 11 kills, the Lions’ match-high seven errors became deadly.
Mid-set runs for USI left Lindenwood in the dust as the Eagles stole the second set, 25-21. The Lions jumped out to a large eight-point lead after an early 6-0 run. Down 14-6, the Eagles cleared the deficit in the blink of an eye with a 6-0 surge that included back-to-back kills from Leah Anderson and an ace from junior outside hitter Abby Weber (Fishers, Indiana). The Lions were able to keep the lead at 16-13 but it was another USI run that flipped the script, this time a 5-0 stint with three kills from three different Eagles. USI was able to keep the momentum and extend the lead to 21-17 then close out the set after a big kill from sophomore middle hitter Bianca Anderson (Chicago Heights, Illinois). The Eagles posted 15 kills despite earning six errors in the set.
Lindenwood stood their ground and steamrolled past USI in the third frame, 25-17. The Eagles did not hold a lead the entire set as the Lions were dominant on all fronts. During the game, Leah Anderson posted a team-high four kills with Weber right behind with three kills. The Lions’ offense struck gold with a match-high 19 kills while the Eagles totaled a match-low 10 kills.
USI flipped the script late in the set to secure the win over Lindenwood, 25-23. The Lions went on an early 5-0 run to take an 8-3 lead and led by as many as six over the Eagles. Trailing 12-6, USI went on a strong 7-1 surge that started with a kill from Bianca Anderson and continued with kills from Weber, Leah Anderson, and junior middle hitter Paris Downing (Avon, Indiana). The Eagles would then take the 15-14 lead after repeating kills from Downing and Weber. Lindenwood would regain the lead, 19-18, before USI posted a crucial 4-0 surge that flipped the set around, gave the momentum to the Eagles, and ultimately sealed the match. USI put up a whopping 15 kills with just three errors to earn a 0.324 hitting percentage.
Leah Anderson’s 18 kills and 16 digs gave her 11th double-double of the season while also posting a team-high four aces. Bednar threw down a match-high four blocks with Downing and Bianca Anderson each securing three blocks. Junior setter Carly Sobieralski (Indianapolis, Indiana) once again put up a dominant passing performance with 40 assists along with 19 digs for her 15th double-double and the sixth time in the last seven matches she has earned 40 or more assists. On the defensive end, sophomore libero/defensive specialist Keira Moore (Newburgh, Indiana) recorded a team-high 25 digs while Weber put up 20 digs to sit atop the category.
As a team, the Eagles put up 51 kills, 48 assists, and five aces with 93 digs and eight blocks. The Lions produced 60 kills, 52 assists, and four aces to pair with 90 digs and six blocks.
NEXT UP FOR THE EAGLES:
The Eagles’ regular season finale matchup will be against the University of Tennessee at Martin on Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Thursday at 2 p.m. at Screaming Eagles Arena. To clinch a berth in the postseason, USI will either have to 1) win one match against the Skyhawks, or 2) hope for a loss from SIUE tomorrow.
BALL RECORD, NUMEROUS TOP-10S FOR SWIMMING THROUGH TWO DAYS AT SIU
The Valpo men’s and women’s swimming teams have posted numerous times which have cracked the program’s record book through two days of competition at the A3 Performance Invitational in Carbondale, Ill., highlighted by freshman Avery Ball (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) setting the women’s program record in the 100 IM.
How It Happened
Ball posted a new program best in the 100 IM in a time trial swim on Thursday, covering the distance in 1:00.05. She also moved into ninth in program history Thursday evening in the 100 back, opening the Beacons’ 400 medley relay with a 59.52 split.
Freshman Kayley Benway (Woodbridge, Va./Forest Park) joined Ball in the program’s top-10 in the 100 IM, posting a time of 1:04.32 — eighth-fastest in program history.
Through two days of competition, freshmen Kailyn Benoit (Sussex, Wis./Hamilton), Sophie Schoch (Medina, Ohio/Medina) and Roxanne Adams (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico/Homeschooled) have moved into a pair of Valpo all-time top-10s. Benoit posted a time of 26.96 in a time trial swim of the 50 fly, fourth-fastest in program history, while her Friday morning prelim time of 58.79 in the 100 fly is also fourth-best all-time at Valpo.
Schoch placed 14th overall on Thursday in the 200 IM with a time of 2:13.66, good for eighth in program history, and then moved into ninth in program history in the 100 back with a prelim time Friday morning of 59.74 in the 100 back.
Adams’ time of 30.98 in a time trial swim in the 50 breast was good for second in program history, and she followed on Friday with a 1:08.11 in the prelims of the 100 breast, ninth-fastest all-time at Valpo.
Both of Valpo’s Thursday relay swims made their marks on the program’s record books as well, as the Beacons posted a 200 free relay time of 1:38.49 — eighth-fastest in program history — and a 400 medley relay time of 4:01.48 — also eighth-fastest all-time at Valpo.
Two more individuals cracked the women’s record book on Friday. Freshman Olivia Tressler (Las Vegas, Nev./Desert Oasis) finished 10th in the 400 IM, while her prelim time of 4:47.71 was eighth-fastest in program history. Junior Sara Strauss (Spring Lake, Mich./Spring Lake) posted a prelim time of 1:08.25 in the 100 breast to move into 10th in program history in that event.
On the men’s side, sophomore Jackson Oostman (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy) had a number of strong swims over the first two days. Oostman matched his PR in the 100 IM with a time of 52.66 which is third-best in program history, was .11 off his own school record in the 200 IM with a time of 1:53.06, moved up to sixth in the 100 back with a leadoff leg of 52.38 in the 400 medley relay and moved into fifth in program history in the 50 back with a leadoff leg of 24.67 in the 200 medley relay.
Sophomore Anthony Martin (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett) moved up a pair of charts within one Thursday time trial swim. Martin posted a time of 50.97 for the 100 fly, third-fastest in program history, while his 50 split of 23.66 was good for third on Valpo’s 50 fly chart as well.
Other Thursday highlights for the men included freshman Ian Muffett (Zillah, Wash./Zillah) moving into seventh all-time in the 100 IM with a time of 55.11. Sophomore Ricky Helmboldt (Tucson, Ariz./Arizona Connections Academy) now ranks ninth in program history in the 500 free after a swim of 4:43.83, while the Beacons’ 400 medley relay touched the wall in 3:28.53, 10th-fastest in program history.
Junior Andrew Berzai (South Bend, Ind./Mishawaka Marian) posted Valpo’s top individual finish through the meet’s first two days with a sixth-place showing in the 400 IM, touching the wall in 4:08.76.
Sophomore Tim Mai (St. Johns, Fla./Creekside), who ranks fourth at Valpo in the event, narrowly missed his PR in the 100 fly with a prelim time of 51.23. Sophomore Luke Snider (Germantown, Tenn./Memphis University School) set a PR in the prelims of the same event with a time of 51.91, improving upon his ninth-best time in program history in the event.
Valpo concludes the A3 Performance Invitational on Saturday, with prelims beginning at 10 a.m. and finals beginning at 4 p.m.
VALPO MEN’S BASKETBALL
IUPUI TOPS VALPO ON FRIDAY
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team carried the lead for much of the first half, but a seesaw second half saw the guests from IUPUI pull away in the closing minutes for a 66-56 victory on Friday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
How It Happened
Both teams were scoreless in the early going until Cooper Schwieger (Overland Park, Kan. / Blue Valley Southwest [Link Year]) cracked the scoreboard with a jumper at the 17:50 mark to put Valpo in front, a lead the Beacons would hold throughout the first half.
Senior Jerome Palm (Almere, Netherlands / Echnaton [Hillsborough]) had a pair of buckets in the early going including a shot at the 13:35 mark that extended the lead to eight at 12-4.
The lead fluctuated between five and eight for most of the first half until the Jaguars cut to within four for the first time since the game’s early-stages to make it 23-19 with 2:27 left in the half.
Valpo had a response as a tip-in dunk by Jaxon Edwards (Indianapolis, Ind. / Cathedral [Murray State]) boosted the lead back to six at 25-19 with 1:54 on the first-half clock. However, IUPUI scored the half’s final basket to cut the halftime lead to four at 25-21. Valpo held the guests to 29 percent shooting and 0-for-6 from 3 in the first 20 minutes.
Valpo owned the advantage early in the second half, but the Jaguars eventually tied it at 29 with 17:28 remaining. A second-chance triple by Bryce Monroe helped the guests take their first lead of the game at 34-32.
Eventually an 8-0 run turned a 32-29 Valpo lead into a 37-32 IUPUI advantage with 12:10 to go. Valpo responded with a run of its own, going on a seven-point burst including a go-ahead jumper by Schwieger.
IUPUI hit several big 3s after struggling from long range early in the game, as the two teams engaged in a seesaw affair late in the second half. Valpo took what proved to be its final lead on a basket by Sherman Weatherspoon IV (Bowie, Md. / Bethesda-Chevy Chase [Golden State Prep]) at the 5:50 mark of the second half.
IUPUI scored the next seven points to take a 52-46 lead with just under four minutes to go. Valpo was within four with 2:17 remaining but a big 3 by Vincent Brady II opened the lead to seven. Stafford responded with a 3 of his own, but the Beacons could get no closer and the Jaguars built the final gap to double figures with late free throws.
Inside the Game
Three Valpo players scored in double figures as Edwards, Schwieger and Stafford tallied 12 points apiece.
Stafford did the bulk of his damage from the charity stripe, where he was a perfect 7-for-7.
As a team, Valpo shot 84.2 percent from the free throw line, making 16 of their 19 attempts.
It was a cold shooting night as Valpo hit just two of its 16 3-point tries.
Palm gobbled up a career-high 12 rebounds, outdoing his previous best of 10 on Dec. 4, 2022 vs. Murray State. Four of his rebounds came on the offensive glass. He was one point shy of a double-double with nine points to go along with the 12 boards.
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The Beacons (1-1) will continue the early-season, home-heavy stretch on Tuesday night as Green Bay comes to town for a 7 p.m. tip. For ticket information, visit valpoathletics.com/tickets.
VOLLEYBALL FALLS TO DRAKE FRIDAY EVENING
The Valpo volleyball team was even with visiting Drake Friday evening at the ARC through two sets, but the Bulldogs pulled away in each of the final two sets as the Beacons fell by a 3-1 (25-10, 25-27, 25-16, 25-15) final.
How It Happened
Valpo was within 9-8 approaching the midway point of the opening set before Drake closed the frame on a 16-2 run to take the 1-0 lead in the match.
A tight second set which featured 18 ties and eight lead changes was played almost entirely within a four-point span, as the only three-point lead for either squad came when Valpo reeled off four points in a row to go up 22-19. The Bulldogs answered with three in a row to tie things up at 22-22.
A block by seniors Olivia Blackketter (Bloomington, Ind./Bloomington North [Winthrop]) and Mallory Januski (Bourbonnais, Ill./Bradley-Bourbonnais) put the Beacons in front momentarily, and following a Drake kill to make it 23-23, a service error by the Bulldogs gave Valpo set point at 24-23.
Drake got a kill to force extra points, however. Fifth-year Bella Ravotto (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian) tallied a kill to give the Beacons a second set point opportunity, but again Drake came up with a kill. Finally, Ravotto picked up another termination for a third set point chance at 26-25, and this time, the Beacons were able to finish it off courtesy of a block from Blackketter and fifth-year Miranda Strongman (Wolverine Lake, Mich./Walled Lake Central [LIU]) to even the match at a set apiece.
Valpo was unable to gain traction in either of the final two sets, however. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 15-6 lead in set three and the Beacons got no closer than five points the rest of the way as Drake went up 2-1 in the match. In the fourth set, Valpo was within 12-10 at the halfway point of the frame before the Bulldogs scored 10 of the next 14 points to take control.
Inside the Match
While Valpo only trailed Drake by six in the kills department (54-48), the Beacons committed 34 attack errors to the Bulldogs’ 13. Valpo did have an 89-76 advantage in digs.
After experiencing so much success at the service line in last weekend’s pair of wins, Valpo was limited to one service ace on Friday.
Ravotto paced the Valpo attack with 12 kills. She also contributed 14 digs, moving past the 1,600-dig mark for her career.
Redshirt sophomore Sam Warren (Kentland, Ind./South Newton) chipped in nine kills on .412 hitting, while Blackketter was one off her career high as she tallied eight kills. The senior also recorded a team-best six blocks to set a season high.
Senior Victoria Bulmahn (McCordsville, Ind./Mt. Vernon) joined Ravotto in finishing the night with a double-double, picking up 24 assists and 14 digs.
Sophomore Emma Hickey (Granger, Ind./Penn) led the back row effort with 24 digs, in the process moving up two more spots on the Beacons’ career chart in the category. With at least three matches remaining in her second season at Valpo, Hickey already sits 15th in program history with 1,294 career digs.
While Ravotto, Hickey and Bulmahn already each own at least 1,000 career digs, that group is poised to become a quartet on Saturday. Junior Elise Swistek (LaPorte, Ind./New Prairie) racked up 22 digs on Friday and needs just one dig to hit four figures for her career.
Januski was part of five of Valpo’s eight rejections on Friday. The senior moved into triple digits in blocks this season with her third block of the night.
Valpo (18-11, 10-6 MVC) hosts the Valley regular season champions to close out its 2023 home slate for Senior Night on Saturday as UNI comes to town. First serve is at 6 p.m., and following the match, the program will honor its senior class.
UINDY MEN’S SOCCER
MEN’S SOCCER WINS IN PENALTY KICKS, ADVANCES TO GLVC FINAL
EAST PEORIA, Ill. – The UIndy men’s soccer team defeated Lewis in the GLVC semifinal on Friday. The Greyhounds won, 4-3, in penalty kicks after a scoreless regulation and overtime to advance to Sunday’s GLVC Championship match.
INS & OUTS
The Greyhounds started the contest with a shot taken by Michael Tselios but went to right of the goal. Lewis had a chance to score first with back-to-back shots on goal, but UIndy goalie Kieran Brown and Niklas Thanhofer stopped that from happening.
The Greyhounds and the Flyers continued to exchange possession of the ball, moving it up and down the pitch. At the end of the half Lewis led UIndy in shots with six, three on goal, while the Hounds had three, one on goal.
Similarly, to the end of the first half, the second half began with both teams continuing to pass the ball the length of the field. The first 90 minutes ended scoreless, sending the match into two 10-minute overtimes.
After both overtimes the score remained 0-0, sending the game into penalty kicks. Each team gets five kicks, the team with the most wins the match.
Brown remained in goal for the Greyhounds in penalty kicks, he blocked two out of five shots. Jakob David, August Abrahamsen, Michael Tselios, and Bobby Turner all made their attempts. UIndy won in penalty kicks four to three winning them the match.
INSIDE THE BOX
– Brown protected the UIndy goal for the whole contest. The Australia transplant completed six saves on the day.
– The defensive trio of Pierre Lurot, Bobby Turner, and Thanhofer stayed in the backfield for all 110 minutes of the match
– Tselios led UIndy in shot with three.
– Vincent Montoya, Brandon Johnson and David also remained on the pitch for the entirety of the match.
The Hounds move on the GLVC Championship on Sunday. They will face either Illinois Springfield or McKendree for the title, slated for 4 p.m. ET in East Peoria, Ill., at Corwin Clatt Stadium.
UINDY MEN’S BASKETBALL
RANGERS KNOCK OFF FIFTH-RANKED GREYHOUNDS
OWENSBORO, Ky. – The preseason No. 5 UIndy men’s basketball team fell just short in the season opener on Friday, dropping a 79-71 decision to the University of Wisconsin Parkside at the Owensboro Sportscenter.
Three Greyhounds recorded double-digit points, including a team-high 17 from Kendrick Tchoua. Logging 34+ minutes of game time, Jesse Bingham finished with 14 points and three rebounds.
INS & OUTS
Josiah Tynes drilled a 3-pointer to cap a quick 9-0 Greyhound run to open the second half. However, the Rangers answered – as they did all afternoon – with their own 18-4 run to put the game out of reach.
UIndy made a push in the waning minutes, with David Ejah pulling down an offensive rebound and sinking a pair of free throws to put the visitors within five with 26.2 seconds left on the clock.
Parkside seemingly could not miss from the field, including a sharp-shooting effort from beyond the arc with 11 made triples.
Bingham added three steals to his final line, all in the first half.
INSIDE THE BOX
– Jarvis Walker chipped in 15 points, including three 3-pointers, in nearly 23 minutes off the bench.
– UIndy committed just nine turnovers compared to Parkside’s 13.
– The Hounds went 15 for 20 from the charity stripe, with Paul Zilinskas sinking all four of his attempts. UIndy went to the line 20 or more times on 14 occasions a season go.
– Both of Tynes’ field goals on Friday were from deep, adding five assists to his six points.
– All four of Tchoua’s boards were on the offensive end.
UIndy now leads the all-time series, 31-17 … UIndy and Parkside were both participants in last season’s NCAA Midwest Regional … Parkside’s Josiah Palmer dropped a game-best 26 points.
The Greyhounds wrap up the weekend in Owensboro with another in-region matchup against host Kentucky Wesleyan. Tip is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET in the programs’ first meeting since December 2010.
UINDY FALLS TO #22 QUINCY ON FRIDAY
QUINCY, Ill. – The UIndy volleyball team suffered a four-set loss at No. 22 Quincy on Friday night in the penultimate match of the regular season.
Freshman libero Ellie Spang scooped up a team-high 17 digs, while Claire Morris finished with 35 assists and 11 digs.
Hannah Sabotin turned in another solid performance from the middle, recording 11 kills on .429 hitting and four blocks.
INS & OUTS
The Hounds’ lone set win of the evening came in the second, attacking at a .257 clip with a 61 percent sideout mark.
Quincy lived up to its top-25 ranking, playing consistently the entire night. The Hawks dug nearly half of all Greyhound attack attempts, while also making 10 blocks.
Sophia Parlanti tallied her ninth double-double of the fall, finishing with 12 kills and 10 digs.
INSIDE THE BOX
– Spang contributed three of the team’s six service aces, upping her team-leading total to 46 as a rookie.
– Grace Hegwood added seven kills on Friday and is now 28 away from reaching 1,000 in her career.
– While Hegwood and Sabotin each were credited with a solo stop, it was Lauren Cullison who led the team with five total blocks.
UIndy concludes the regular season on Saturday against Illinois Springfield. The Prairie Stars fell in four sets to Lewis on Friday evening.
MARIAN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
MARIAN ROLLS PAST SAINT XAVIER (ILL.)
JOLIET, Ill. – The No. 6 Marian women’s basketball team kicked off the annual Catholic Classic with a dominating win, defeating Saint Xavier (Ill.) 82-43 on Friday evening. With the win, the Knights improve to 3-1 on the year.
Marian came out firing on all cylinders to start the game as they jumped out to a 5-0 lead that started with an Allison Bosse three-pointer and was capped off by Aliyah Evans. Saint Xavier responded with their first bucket of the game, but it was a jumper by Ella Collier returning the favor a play later to back up 7-2. The Cougars came within one at the 1:36 mark before back-to-back layups by Abbey McNally sparked a 7-0 spurt to end the quarter ahead 16-8.
After a solid start to the game, McNally got the Knights rolling again 16 seconds into the second quarter with a jumper on the feed from Kinnidy Garrard. Saint Xavier answered back with the and-one play, shifting the momentum to their side a little as they the two teams went back and forth for the next few minutes. Evans and Collier combined for the team’s next six points to surge Marian ahead 33-20. The Cougars added two points, but it was the Knights ending the quarter with scores coming from Garrard, Tamia Perryman, and Collier, putting Marian at a 40-22 advantage at the break.
The Knights hit the 20 point lead mark with 7:27 remaining in the third quarter after Perryman canned a pair of freebies. Saint Xavier was able to counter with two free throws of their own before both teams traded buckets. Even when it seemed like the game was fairly matched for a moment, Marian was able to knock down shots to keep at a steady distance from the Cougars. Collier knocked down a pair of shots from the charity stripe, sparking a 7-0 run that would be topped off with a triple by the senior with two ticks remaining on the clock, giving the Knights the 60-33 lead going into the final quarter of play.
Marian continued to build upon their lead as they started the fourth quarter with a 16-2 burst to go ahead by 40 after Kiley McNally scored in the paint. Baskets were traded over the next few possessions, but free throws by K. McNally and a turnaround jumper from Esther Sevilla put the Knights back on top 82-40. Saint Xavier was able to find one last three in the final seconds to end the game at a 82-43 score, in favor of the Knights.
Collier ended with a game-high 25 points to go along with four steals, and three rebounds. Bosse was the only other double digit scorer for Marian with 11, while Garrard was two points away from a double double, scoring eight points and tracking down a game-best 11 rebounds. A. McNally added eight points and seven rebounds, with Evans dishing out a team-best four assists to go along with her six points and six rebounds.
Marian will finish the Catholic Classic tomorrow afternoon as they face the host, St. Francis (Ill.) at 4 p.m.
MARIAN MEN’S BASKETBALL
KNIGHTS COAST PAST EAST-WEST TO CLOSE MARIAN CLASSIC
INDIANAPOLIS – The Marian men’s basketball team improved their regular season start to 4-0 Friday night in the PE Center, as the Knights closed their home classic with a commanding 98-44 win over East-West.
Marian scored the opening points of the game and would trail for just 23 seconds on Friday, as the offense got off to a strong start with Maximus Gizzi canning a pair of open treys and Gus Etchison flushing a dunk as part of an 11-4 start. The lead would double as Gavin Foe and Brody Whitaker went to work, with the duo scoring the first nine of an 11-0 run to jump on top 22-9.
A Rowen Farrell three point make at the 10:20 mark pushed the team total to 25, setting Marian’s lead at a comfortable 16-19 point range for a five minute stretch. With 2:17 to play in the first half Aidan Franks sparked an 8-0 run, as fellow freshman Elhadj Diallo and Ben Henderson helped charge the lead over 20 points. Diallo would score the final points of the half for the Knights, as they took a 48-25 lead into the break over the Phantoms.
The closest East West would come within Marian’s lead in the second half would be 24 points, as Marian’s offense continued to light up the scoreboard. The combination of Foe and Whitaker helped Marian claim a 56-28 lead at the under-15 media timeout, while a jumper from Gus Etchison with 11:09 to play gave the team their first 30-point advantage of the game.
With 5:28 to play in the game Marian claimed a 40-point edge as Elahdj Diallo put in back to back layups for Marian scores. The Knights would end the game leading by 54 points as Farrell, Franks, and Henderson put in the final points of the game for the team, with Marian coasting to their 98-44 victory.
Marian ended the game shooting 58 percent from the floor, making 19 field goal attempts in both the first and second halves. Whitaker led all players with 18 points, while Etchison and Ames scored 14 and 13, respecitvely. Off the bench Diallo and Franks each recorded their first career double-figure scoring games, with Diallo dropping 12 and Franks finishing with 10. Foe led the team in rebounds with 11, and Gizzi had a team-best five assists. Both Jackson Ames and Nolan Foster recorded three blocked shots.
The Knights will return to action next Wednesday as they travel to the Chicagoland area, taking on Governors State in their final non-conference game before the Crossroads League opener. Tip is 8 p.m
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|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3||5||0||.375||1.5||158||167||1-3-0||2-2-0||3-3-0||1-1-0||4 L|
|Carolina Panthers||1||8||0||.111||4.0||153||242||1-3-0||0-5-0||0-6-0||0-2-0||2 L|
|New York||4||4||.500||2.5||2-2||2-2||0-1||2-3||4-4||2 W|
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|1 Boston Bruins||13||11||1||1||23||10||44||25||6-0-1||5-1-0||8-1-1|
|2 New York Rangers||13||10||2||1||21||10||43||28||4-1-0||6-1-1||8-1-1|
|3 Florida Panthers||13||8||4||1||17||8||40||37||5-1-0||3-3-1||7-2-1|
|4 Detroit Red Wings||14||7||5||2||16||7||50||45||4-2-2||3-3-0||4-4-2|
|5 Carolina Hurricanes||14||8||6||0||16||7||47||49||4-0-0||4-6-0||5-5-0|
|6 New Jersey Devils||13||7||5||1||15||7||48||49||3-3-1||4-2-0||6-4-0|
|7 Tampa Bay Lightning||14||6||4||4||16||6||53||50||4-1-2||2-3-2||5-2-3|
|8 Toronto Maple Leafs||14||7||5||2||16||5||50||52||4-4-0||3-1-2||5-3-2|
|9 Buffalo Sabres||14||7||6||1||15||7||44||43||4-4-0||3-2-1||6-3-1|
|10 Washington Capitals||12||6||4||2||14||4||28||36||4-3-1||2-1-1||5-3-2|
|11 Montreal Canadiens||13||6||5||2||14||5||39||46||4-3-0||2-2-2||5-4-1|
|12 New York Islanders||12||5||4||3||13||5||31||36||3-2-3||2-2-0||3-4-3|
|13 Philadelphia Flyers||14||6||7||1||13||6||44||44||3-4-0||3-3-1||3-6-1|
|14 Pittsburgh Penguins||12||6||6||0||12||6||42||34||2-4-0||4-2-0||5-5-0|
|15 Columbus Blue Jackets||13||4||6||3||11||4||34||44||3-4-1||1-2-2||3-4-3|
|16 Ottawa Senators||12||5||7||0||10||5||46||43||3-5-0||2-2-0||4-6-0|
|1 Vegas Golden Knights||15||12||2||1||25||9||58||32||8-1-1||4-1-0||7-2-1|
|2 Dallas Stars||12||8||3||1||17||7||37||31||3-2-0||5-1-1||7-3-0|
|3 Vancouver Canucks||13||10||2||1||21||10||59||26||5-0-1||5-2-0||8-1-1|
|4 Los Angeles Kings||13||8||2||3||19||8||54||38||1-2-3||7-0-0||7-1-2|
|5 Colorado Avalanche||12||8||4||0||16||7||41||35||4-1-0||4-3-0||6-4-0|
|6 Winnipeg Jets||13||7||4||2||16||7||47||44||3-2-1||4-2-1||6-2-2|
|7 Anaheim Ducks||13||7||6||0||14||7||40||40||3-4-0||4-2-0||6-4-0|
|8 St. Louis Blues||12||6||5||1||13||5||29||34||5-2-0||1-3-1||5-5-0|
|9 Arizona Coyotes||13||6||6||1||13||4||42||37||4-2-0||2-4-1||5-4-1|
|10 Seattle Kraken||14||5||6||3||13||5||38||49||2-3-0||3-3-3||5-3-2|
|11 Minnesota Wild||14||5||7||2||12||4||47||56||3-2-1||2-5-1||3-5-2|
|12 Chicago Blackhawks||12||5||7||0||10||5||31||41||1-3-0||4-4-0||4-6-0|
|13 Nashville Predators||13||5||8||0||10||5||37||42||3-2-0||2-6-0||4-6-0|
|14 Calgary Flames||13||4||7||2||10||4||36||48||2-3-0||2-4-2||3-6-1|
|15 Edmonton Oilers||12||2||9||1||5||2||31||50||1-4-1||1-5-0||2-7-1|
|16 San Jose Sharks||14||2||11||1||5||2||17||63||2-5-1||0-6-0||2-8-0|
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
NUMBERS IN SPORTS
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 Award
November 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
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|Bundesliga: Darmstadt 98 vs Mainz 05||9:30am||ESPN+|
|EPL: Manchester United vs Luton Town||10:00am||USA|
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|EPL: Crystal Palace vs Everton||10:00am||Peacock|
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|Ligue 1: Reims vs PSG||11:00am||beIN Sports|
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|La Liga: Osasuna vs Las Palmas||12:30pm||ESPN+|
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|Serie A: Monza vs Torino||2:45pm||Paramount+|
|EPL: Sheffield United vs Manchester United||3:00pm||USA|
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|South Carolina State vs UNC Greensboro||12:00pm||ESPN+|
|St. Joseph’s vs Yale||12:00pm||ESPN+|
|American University vs La Salle||12:00pm||ESPN+|
|South Carolina Upstate vs Kentucky||12:15pm||SECN+|
|Colgate vs UMBC||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|Wake Forest vs Davidson||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|Duquesne vs Niagara||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|Elon vs Gardner-Webb||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|Great Lakes Christian vs Purdue Fort Wayne||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|Illinois State vs Green Bay||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|Saint Francis (PA) vs Canisius||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|University of The Ozarks (MO) vs Indiana Wesleyan||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|Robert Morris vs St. Bonaventure||1:30pm||ESPN+|
|Johnson C. Smith vs Presbyterian||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Lees-McRae vs High Point||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Lehigh vs Stonehill||2:00pm||NEC Front Row|
|Kansas State vs Little Rock||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Northern Kentucky vs Eastern Kentucky||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|West Virginia vs Pittsburgh||2:00pm||ACCNX|
|Ohio vs Appalachian State||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Eastern Michigan vs Georgia Southern||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Stony Brook vs Le Moyne||2:00pm||NEC Front Row|
|Furman vs Georgia Tech||2:00pm||ACCNX|
|Illinois vs Marquette||3:00pm||FloHoops|
|Alabama State vs SMU||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Stephens College vs Southeast Missouri State||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Bowling Green vs Texas State||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|UNC Wilmington vs Wofford||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Central Arkansas vs Samford||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Cornell vs Southern Illinois||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Houston Christian vs Sam Houston||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Akron vs Southern Miss||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Buffalo vs Old Dominion||4:00pm||ESPN+|
|Hawai’i vs Santa Clara||4:00pm||ESPN+|
|Wisconsin vs River Falls vs St. Thomas||4:00pm||–|
|Ball State vs Troy||4:30pm||ESPN+|
|Portland State vs San Diego||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|Seattle U vs UC Irvine||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|Cal Tech vs Pepperdine||6:00pm||ESPN+|
|Kansas City vs UTEP||6:00pm||ESPN+|
|Slippery Rock vs Youngstown State||6:30pm||ESPN+|
|James Madison vs Xavier||7:00pm||FloSports|
|Bucknell vs Temple||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Grand Canyon vs North Dakota||8:00pm||Summit|
|Miami (OH) vs UL Monroe||8:00pm||ESPN+|
|WOMEN’S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL||TIME ET||TV|
|Providence vs Xavier||12:00pm||FloSports|
|Lamar vs New Orleans||12:00pm||ESPN+|
|Montana vs Idaho State||12:00pm||ESPN+|
|Fairfield vs Saint Peter’s||12:00pm||ESPN+|
|Canisius vs Iona||12:00pm||ESPN+|
|Old Dominion vs Southern Miss||12:00pm||ESPN+|
|Lafayette vs Colgate||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|VCU vs Dayton||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|Appalachian State vs Louisiana||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|Stony Brook vs Hofstra||1:00pm||FloSports|
|Delaware vs Elon||2:00pm||FloSports|
|Campbell vs North Carolina A&T||2:00pm||FloSports|
|Towson vs Northeastern||2:00pm||FloSports|
|Eastern Kentucky vs Queens (NC)||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Texas A&M-Commerce vs Texas A&M-CC||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Wright State vs IUPUI||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Gardner-Webb vs Winthropm||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Loyola (MD) vs Holy Cross||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Marist vs Siena||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|UAB vs Temple||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|UTSA vs Wichita State||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Marshall vs Arkansas State||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Western Michigan vs Toledo||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|North Alabama vs Austin Peay||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Bellarmine vs Kennesaw State||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Liberty vs UTEP||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Tennessee State vs Western Illinois||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Eastern Illinois vs SIU Edwardsville||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Northern Arizona vs Idaho||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|George Washington vs Saint Louis||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Fordham vs George Mason||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Abilene Christian vs UT Rio Grande Valley||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Utah Tech vs Utah Valley||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Rice vs North Texas||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Rhode Island vs Loyola Chicago||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|San Diego vs Pepperdine||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Pacific vs Gonzaga||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Buffalo vs Bowling Green||4:00pm||ESPN+|
|Ohio vs Central Michigan||4:00pm||ESPN+|
|Kent State vs Eastern Michigan||4:00pm||ESPN+|
|Bucknell vs American University||4:00pm||ESPN+|
|Cal State Bakersfield vs UC Davis||4:00pm||ESPN+|
|Stephen F. Austin vs California Baptist||4:00pm||ESPN+|
|Northern Illinois vs Ball State||4:00pm||ESPN+|
|St. Mary’s vs Portland||4:00pm||ESPN+|
|San Francisco vs Loyola Marymount||4:00pm||ESPN+|
|William & Mary vs UNC-Wilmington||4:00pm||FloSports|
|Florida Gulf Coast vs Jacksonville||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|Harvard vs Princeton||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|Columbia vs Brown||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|Kansas vs Iowa State||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|Cleveland State vs Green Bay||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|Oakland vs Milwaukee||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|Western Carolina vs UNC Greensboro||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|UT Arlington vs Grand Canyon||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|Creighton vs St. John’s||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|Cornell vs Yale||5:30pm||ESPN+|
|Marquette vs Villanova||6:00pm||FloSports|
|Drake vs UIC||6:00pm||ESPN+|
|Bradley vs Southern Illinois||6:00pm||ESPN+|
|Northern Kentucky vs Purdue Fort Wayne||6:00pm||ESPN+|
|High Point vs Radford||6:00pm||ESPN+|
|South Carolina Upstate vs UNC Asheville||6:00pm||ESPN+|
|East Tennessee State vs Wofford||6:00pm||ESPN+|
|Florida Gulf Coast vs North Florida||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Murray State vs Evansville||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Northern Iowa vs Valparaiso||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Furman vs The Citadel||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Hawai’i vs Cal State Fullerton||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|CSU Northridge vs UC Riverside||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Wisconsin vs Penn State||8:00pm||BTN|
|Cincinnati vs Texas||8:00pm||LHN|
|Southeast Missouri State vs Tennessee Tech||8:00pm||ESPN+|
|Army vs Navy||8:00pm||ESPN+|
|Jacksonville State vs Louisiana Tech||9:00pm||ESPN+|
|UC San Diego vs UC Santa Barbara||10:00pm||ESPN+|
|Long Beach State vs Cal Poly||10:00pm||ESPN+|
|Southern Utah vs Seattle U||10:00pm||ESPN+|