INDIANA SRN SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Green Bay 35 Detroit 17
NFL SCHEDULE WEEK 2-WHERE TO WATCH
Sunday, September 19, 2021
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX
Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears 12:00p (CT) 1:00p FOX
Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS
Los Angeles Rams at Indianapolis Colts 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX
Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX
New England Patriots at New York Jets 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS
San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX
Las Vegas Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS
Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals 1:05p (MT) 4:05p FOX
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4:05p (ET) 4:05p FOX
Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Chargers 1:25p (PT) 4:25p CBS
Tennessee Titans at Seattle Seahawks 1:25p (PT) 4:25p CBS
Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens 8:20p (ET) 8:20p NBC
Monday, September 20, 2021
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers (Mon) 7:15p (CT) 8:15p ESPN
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Baltimore 2 Philadelphia 0
Kansas City 7 Cleveland 2
Detroit 4 Chicago White Sox 3
NY Yankees 4 Texas 3
Tampa Bay 6 Toronto 4
Kansas City 4 Cleveland 2
Houston 10 LA Angels 0
Seattle 4 Oakland 2
Cincinnati 9 Pittsburgh 5
Miami 8 Washington 7 (10)
St. Louis 5 Milwaukee 2
Atlanta 11 Arizona 4
INDIANA FOOTBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION POLLS
1 Center Grove (10) 5-0 100
2 Westfield 4-1 86
3 Carmel 4-1 80
4 Brownsburg 4-1 63
Merrillville 5-0 63
6 Warren Central 4-1 56
7 Hamilton SE 4-1 28
8 Ben Davis 2-3 25
9 Chesterton 4-1 19
10 Carroll (Allen) 4-1 12
Others receiving votes:
Lawrence North 3-1 (7), Homestead 3-2 (5), Lawrence Central 2-3 (4),
Franklin Central 3-2 (1), Warsaw 4-1 (1)
1 Indpls Cathedral (10) 5-0 100
2 Valparaiso 5-0 87
3 Bloomington South 5-0 81
4 Decatur Central 4-1 70
5 FW Snider 3-1 53
6 Mishawaka 4-1 40
Zionsville 3-2 40
8 FW Dwenger 3-2 38
9 Harrison (WL) 4-1 13
10 Bloomington North 4-1 12
Castle 4-1 12
Others receiving votes:
Kokomo 4-1 (3), Concord 4-1 (1)
1 Indpls Roncalli (10) 5-0 100
2 Leo 5-0 85
3 Jasper 5-0 80
4 East Central 4-1 56
5 Mooresville 4-1 51
6 East Noble 3-1 50
7 Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 4-1 37
8 Evansville Memorial 4-1 28
9 Indpls Chatard 1-4 24
10 Logansport 4-0 17
Others receiving votes:
New Prairie 4-1 (11), Hobart 3-2 (7), Greenfield Central 2-2 (3),
Northridge 4-1 (1)
1 Indpls Brebeuf (9) 5-0 99
2 West Lafayette (1) 5-0 91
3 Gibson Southern 4-1 78
4 Danville 4-1 72
5 Lawrenceburg 4-1 55
6 Mt. Vernon (Posey) 5-0 41
7 Tri-West 4-1 33
8 Brownstown Central 5-0 28
9 Owen Valley 5-0 21
10 Mishawaka Marian 3-2 12
Others receiving votes:
Western Boone 3-2 (9), Sullivan 3-2 (5), Norwell 4-1 (4),
Heritage Hills 4-1 (2)
1 FW Luers (9) 5-0 99
2 Eastbrook 5-0 86
3 Andrean (1) 3-2 79
4 Tipton 5-0 64
5 Linton-Stockton 5-0 51
6 Heritage Christian 5-0 48
7 Eastside 5-0 42
8 Evansville Mater Dei 3-2 34
9 Lafayette CC 2-3 10
Speedway 4-1 10
Others receiving votes:
North Posey 4-1 (7), Monrovia 4-1 (7), Indpls Scecina 3-2 (5),
Rensselaer Central 3-2 (3), North Knox 4-1 (3), Southmont 5-0 (2)
1 Indpls Lutheran (10) 5-0 100
2 Adams Central 4-1 75
Monroe Central 5-0 75
4 South Adams 4-1 60
Winamac 3-0 60
6 Covenant Christian 4-1 45
7 North Judson 4-1 32
8 Parke Heritage 3-2 28
9 Springs Valley 4-1 22
10 Churubusco 3-2 20
Others receiving votes:
South Putnam 4-1 (18), Covington 3-2 (3), Southwood 3-2 (3),
Carroll (Flora) 4-1 (2), North Daviess 4-1 (2), Perry Central 4-1 (2),
Triton 3-2 (1)
INDIANA CROSS COUNTRY GIRLS POLL
- COLUMBUS NORTH
- FLOYD CENTRAL
- NORTH CENTRAL
- BLOOMINGTON NORTH
- FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA
- HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
- FRANKLIN CENTRAL
- FORT WAYNE CARROLL
- LAKE CENTRAL
- EAST NOBLE
INDIANA BOYS CROSS COUNTRY POLL
- COLUMBUS NORTH
- HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
- CENTER GROVE
- BLOOMINGTON NORTH
- FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA
- BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
- FRANKLIN CENTRAL
- NORTH CENTRAL
- COLUMBIA CIRY
- MT VERNON
- FLOYD CENTRAL
INDIANA BOYS SOCCER POLLS
3A ISCA High School Boys Soccer Poll (9-20-21)
- Hamilton SE
- Lake Central
- Ev. Memorial
- Perry Meridian
- Lawrence North
- WL Harrison
2A ISCA High School Boys Soccer Poll (9-20-21)
- Guerin Catholic
- West Lafayette
- Concordia Lutheran
- Mishawaka Marian
- Bishop Dwenger
- Gibson Southern
- Heritage Hills
- Culver Academies
- SB St. Joseph
- Oak Hill
- Washington Community
1A ISCA High School Boys Soccer Poll (9-20-21)
- Park Tudor
- North White
- South Knox
- Faith Christian
- Forest Park
- Lutheran (Indpls)
- Southwestern (Shelbyville)
- Illiana Christian
- Heritage Christian (Indpls)
- South Ripley
- Northeast Dubois
- Carroll (Flora)
- Switzerland County
- Covenant Christian (Indpls)
INDIANA BOYS SOCCER – MONDAY.
Lawrenceburg 4 Richmond 2
LaLumiere 6 Granger Christian 1
Gibson Southern 7 Boonville 0
Elkhart Christian 1 Bethany Christian 1
Delta 9 Wapahani 0
Jac-Cen-Del 8 Rising Sun 1
Heritage Christian 6 HAST 1
Western 2 Oak Hill 1
South Ripley 2 Shawe Memorial 2
Columbia City 5 E. Noble 0
Vincennes Lincoln 4 White River Valley 4
Liberty Christian 12 Irvington Prep 1
Huntington North 2 Leo 1
Heritage 0 Jay County, 0
Mississinewa 4 Marion 1
Maconaquah 3 Rochester 1
Hobart 3 Hammond 0
Hammond Morton 4 Hammond Noll 1
DeKalb 5 Norwell 3
Kankakee Valley 2 Covenant Christian 0
Forest Park 5 S. Spencer 0
Bellmont 0 New Haven 0
Pike Central 4 NE Dubois 3
Valparaiso 3 Culver Academies 0
Yorktown 5 Muncie Central 1
Cascade 2 Southmont 0
Carroll 3 Homestead 1
Pendleton Heights 4 New Castle 0
McCutcheon 3 Crawfordsville 2
Greenfield Central 3 Shelbyville 1
South Knox 7 Southridge 1
Evansville North 9 Evansville Mater Dei 1
INDIANA GIRLS SOCCER POLLS
- Hamilton Southeastern
- Bloomington South
- North Central
- Saint Joseph
- Columbus North
- Center Grove
- Evansville Reitz
- East Central
- Crown Point
- Mt. Vernon
- Guerin Catholic
3. Evansville Memorial
4. Mishawaka Marian
5. Park Tudor
7. Mater Dei
8. Hamilton Heights
10. Tri West
11. Silver Creek
12. Heritage Hills
13. Lafayette Central Catholic
15. West Lafayette
16. Culver Academy
18. South Dearborn
20. Gibson Southern
1 Heritage Christian
2 Forest Park
3 Evansville Christian
4 FW Canterbury
7 Faith Christian
8 Northeast Dubois
12 Covenant Christian Demotte
14 Switzerland County
16 Boone Grove
18 Lakewood Park Christian
INDIANA GIRLS SOCCER – MONDAY
Muncie Burris 6 Muncie Central 1
Terre Haute North 4 W. Vigo 0
Victory Christian 8 N. White 0
Leo 3, Huntington North, 0
Hanover Central 10 Washington Township 1
Oak Hill 1 N. Miami 0
McCutcheon 3 Faith Christian 2
Rochester 2 Manchester 0
South Knox 4 Southridge 1
DeKalb 3 Norwell 1
Tri-West 10 N. Montgomery 2
Evansville North 3 Evansville Mater Dei 1
Edgewood 7 Bloomfield 0
Evansville Christian 2 N. Posey 0
Sheridan 6 Eastern 0
Danville 3 Lebanon 0
South Bend St. Joseph 5 Glenn 1
Speedway 13 Indianapolis Washington 0
Martinsville 6 Perry Meridian 0
Monrovia 2 Greencastle 1
Culver 7 New Prairie 1
Forest Park 2 S. Spencer 0
Maconaquah 5 Wabash 1
North Knox 3 Evansville Day 0
Columbia City 5 E. Noble 1
Pike 8 Warren Central 1
Fort Wayne Concordia 1 Fort Wayne Blackhawk 0
Noblesville 2 Carmel 0
Fishers 3 Harrison 1
Bellmont 11 New Haven 0
Franklin 3 New Palestine 1
Homestead 3 Carroll 1
Guerin Catholic 1 Cathedral 1
North Central 5 Lawrence Central 0
Avon 5 Lawrence North 1
Bloomington South 1 Columbus North 1
Floyd Central 9 Bedford North Lawrence 0
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
Connersville 3 Richmond 0
Pioneer 3 N. Judson 0
Loogootee 3 Southridge 0
North Decatur 3 Milan 0
Heartland Christian 3 Suburban Christian 0
Lawrenceburg 3 Greensburg 1
NorthWood 3 Tippecanoe Valley 0
Lake Central 3 Lowell 1
DeKalb 3. Fort Wayne Snyder 2
Seeger 3 Attica 0
Wapahani 3 Daleville 0
Charlestown 3 Austin 1
Hauser 3 Columbus Christian 0
Lincoln 3 Rushville 1
Liberty Christian 3 Irvington Prep 0
Floyd Central 3 Jasper 2
Twin Lakes 3 Logansport 1
Shawe Memorial 3 Oldenburg Academy 1
New Prairie 3 Fairfield 0
Shelbyville 3 Triton Central 2
Riverton Park 3 Parke Heritage 2
Northeastern 3 Blue River Valley 1
Harrison 3 Rossville 0
Princeton 3 S. Spencer 1
Maconaquah 3 Peru 1
Park Tudor 3 Warren Central 0
Covington 3 Terre Haute North 2
Eastern Hancock 3 Cowan 0
West Washington 3 South-Central 0
Kouts 3 Covenant Christian 0
Western Boone 3 Monrovia 2
Culver Academies 3 South-Central 1
Tecumseh 3 Springs Valley 0
Illiana Christian 3 Hanover Central 0
Roncalli 3 Perry Meridian 0
Delta 3 Mississinewa 0
Indianapolis Shortridge 3 Indianapolis Tech 0
Madison 3 Christian Academy 2
Pendleton Heights 3 Fishers 2
Marquette Catholic 3, Lake Station 0
Providence 3 Christian Academy – Louisville 0
Fort Wayne Blackhawk 3 Columbia City 2
Sullivan 3 Owen Valley 1
Columbus East 3 Jennings County 0
Union City 3 Mississinewa Valley 0
Norwell 3 Fort Wayne South 0
Jeffersonville 3 N. Harrison 0
Prairie Heights 3 E. Noble 0
Jay County 3 Blackford 0
Homestead 3 Angola 1
INDIANA GIRLS GOLF SECTIONAL – CATHEDRAL
- North Central 364
- Heritage Christian 365
- Park Tudor 408
- Cathedral 418
- Chatard 420
- Lawrence Central 435
- Warren Central 464
- Lawrence North 465
INDIANA GIRLS GOLF SECTIONAL – NEW PALESTINE
- Mount Vernon 339
- Greenfield Central 384
- New Palestine 387
- Greenwood 400
- Shelbyville 422
- Eastern Hancock 469
- Southwestern 472
- Greenwood Christian 488
- Morristown 519
- Knightstown 536
INDIANA GIRLS GOLF SECTIONAL –GUERIN CATHOLIC
- Westfield 295
- Carmel 305
- University 328
- Guerin Catholic 343
- Brebeuf 352
- Speedway 384
- Covenant Christian 426.
- Pike 447
- Ben Davis 452
- Ritter 452
INDIANA GIRLS GOLF SECTIONAL – BLOOMINGTON NORTH
- Columbus East 344
- Columbus North 352
- Martinsville 368
- Bloomington South 378
- Bloomington North 391
- Brown County 404
- Indian Creek 411
- Edgewood 413
- Edinburgh 474
- Owen Valley 482
INDIANA GIRLS GOLF – REGIONALS
1. Lafayette Jefferson | Battle Ground Golf Club | Sat, 9 am ET
Feeder Sectionals: Lafayette Jefferson, Lake Central, LaPorte, Twin Lakes, Valparaiso, Western.
2. East Noble | Noble Hawk Golf Club | Fri, 8:30 am ET
Feeder Sectionals: Angola, East Noble, Eastbrook, Norwell, Penn, Warsaw Community.
3. Lapel | Edgewood Golf Club | Sat, 9 am ET
Feeder Sectionals: Greensburg, Indianapolis Cathedral, Muncie Central, New Palestine, Noblesville, Richmond.
4. Roncalli | Smock Golf Club | Fri, 9 am ET
Feeder Sectionals: Attica, Brownsburg, Franklin Community, Guerin Catholic, Madison Consolidated, Northview.
5. Washington | Country Oaks Golf Club | Sat, 8:30 am ET
Feeder Sectionals: Bedford North Lawrence, Bloomington North, Corydon Central, Evansville Memorial, Jasper, North Knox.
INDIANA BOYS TENNIS POLL
12.SB St Joseph
Thursday, Sept. 23
Marshall at Appalachian State | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN
Friday, Sept. 24
Middle Tennessee at Charlotte | 6:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Wake Forest at Virginia | 7 p.m. | ESPN2
Liberty at Syracuse | 8 p.m. | ACC Network
UNLV at Fresno State | 10 p.m. | CBSSN
Saturday, Sept. 25
Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin (Soldier Field in Chicago) | 12 p.m. | FOX
Georgia at Vanderbilt | 12 p.m. | SEC Network
Missouri at Boston College | 12 p.m. | ESPN2
Bowling Green at Minnesota | 12 p.m. | ESPNU
Wagner at Temple | 12 p.m. | ESPN+
Miami (Ohio) at Army | 12 p.m. | CBSSN
FIU at Central Michigan | 12 p.m. | ESPN+
Richmond at Virginia Tech | 12 p.m. | ACC Network
LSU at Mississippi State | 12 p.m. | ESPN
Boise State at Utah State | 12 p.m. | CBS
Villanova at Penn State | 12 p.m.
New Hampshire at Pitt | 12 p.m. | ESPN+/ACCNX
Ohio at Northwestern | 12 p.m.
SMU at TCU | 12 p.m.
Texas Tech at Texas | 12 p.m. | ABC
UMass at Coastal Carolina | 1 p.m. | ESPN+
Central Connecticut at Miami (Fla.) | 12:30 p.m. | ESPN3
San Jose State at Western Michigan | 2 p.m. | ESPN+
Texas State at Eastern Michigan | 2 p.m. | ESPN+
Toledo at Ball State | 2 p.m. | ESPN+
Washington State at Utah | 2:30 p.m.
Maine at Northern Illinois | 2:30 p.m. | ESPN3
Texas A&M at Arkansas (AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas) | 3:30 p.m. | CBS
Rutgers at Michigan | 3:30 p.m.
Wyoming at UConn | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Iowa State at Baylor | 3:30 p.m.
Colorado State at Iowa | 3:30 p.m.
UTSA at Memphis | 3:30 p.m. | ESPNU
Clemson at NC State | 3:30 p.m.
Towson at San Diego State | 3:30 p.m. | Stadium
Louisville at Florida State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN2
Illinois at Purdue | 3:30 p.m.
Kent State at Maryland | 3:30 p.m.
Kansas at Duke | 4 p.m. | ACC Network
Georgia State at Auburn | 4 p.m. | SEC Network
Arkansas State at Tulsa | 5 p.m. | ESPN+
Charleston Southern at East Carolina | 6 p.m. | ESPN+
Louisiana at Georgia Southern | 6 p.m. | ESPN+
Buffalo at Old Dominion | 6 p.m. | ESPN+
UCLA at Stanford | 6 p.m.
Texas Southern at Rice | 6:30 p.m. | ESPN3
Tennessee at Florida | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Kentucky at South Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN2
Nebraska at Michigan State | 7 p.m.
North Texas at Louisiana Tech | 7 p.m.
Kansas State at Oklahoma State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Navy at Houston | 7 p.m. | ESPNU
North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia) | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network
Southern Miss at Alabama | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network
West Virginia at Oklahoma | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
Akron at Ohio State | 7:30 p.m.
Hawai’i at New Mexico State | 8 p.m.
Indiana at Western Kentucky | 8 p.m. | CBSSN
Troy at UL Monroe | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
FAU at Air Force | 8 p.m.
UAB at Tulane | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
New Mexico at UTEP | 9 p.m. | ESPN+
Cal at Washington | 9:30 p.m.
South Florida at BYU | 10:15 p.m.
Arizona at Oregon | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN
Oregon State at USC | 10:30 p.m.
Colorado at Arizona State | 10:30 p.m.
Colts unsure of Wentz’s status after spraining both ankles
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts already were unsure if Carson Wentz could play this week after injuring his right ankle.
On Monday, doctors found he’d sprained both ankles.
Coach Frank Reich said the injuries could force the winless Colts to visit defending AFC South champion Tennessee without their starting quarterback and he does not yet have a timetable for Wentz’s return.
“When it comes to sprained ankles there are degrees,” Reich said before meeting with the doctors. “I know Carson has a high threshold of pain. My history with Carson is that he’s a pretty fast healer and he’s tough. If he can play, he’ll play.”
Apparently, Wentz played with a bad left ankle in the 27-24 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. But when his right leg got twisted in a pile midway through the fourth quarter, the former North Dakota State star struggled to reach the sideline.
There, trainers examined him, re-taping the right ankle in hopes of getting him back on the field.
It didn’t work. When Wentz realized he couldn’t function well enough on the field, he tossed his helmet in frustration – an action he later said he regretted.
“We’ll have to see as we go here,” Reich said. “Obviously, I’ve read all the reports and in a few minutes will have a medical meeting where I will hear more details from the doctors and then we’ll map out a plan for this week.”
If Wentz can’t play, Jacob Eason would likely make his first pro start. Eason didn’t appear in any games in 2020, his rookie season, and was picked off by Rams All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey on his second career throw.
Eason took most of the first-team snaps at training camp while Wentz recovered from surgery on his left foot. Eason and rookie Sam Ehlinger also split the action during the three preseason games. Ehlinger sprained his knee in the preseason and won’t be eligible to come off the injured reserve list until next week.
The only other quarterback on Indy’s roster is veteran Brett Hundley. He’s on the practice squad.
But the Colts say they’ve been impressed by the progress Eason has made.
“He’s grown so much and I think that happens for every player going from their rookie year to their second year,” tight end Jack Doyle said. “And getting all those reps in training camp was huge. You’ve got to get the reps in to get better and I think he’s taken a huge jump in reading defenses and identifying coverages.”
They’ll need Eason to play well to avoid their first 0-3 start since 2011.
Wentz already has an extensive medical history.
His 2017 season ended prematurely because of a torn ACL in his left knee. He missed the first two games of 2018 while recovering from knee surgery then missed the final five games, including two playoff games, with a back injury. In January 2020, he threw four passes in a playoff game before being knocked out with a concussion.
He had surgery to remove a bone fragment from his left foot in August and then spent five days on the reserve/COVID-19 list because he was deemed a close contact to someone who tested positive for the virus.
Given all of those things, Indianapolis made the 2022 draft pick acquired by Philadelphia in the March trade contingent on Wentz’s playing time. If he plays at least 75% of the snaps or 70% of the snaps and the Colts make the playoffs, the Eagles get a first-round pick. If he doesn’t, Philadelphia gets a second-rounder.
For now, though, that’s not the concern. The Colts want to get Went back quickly, and he hopes to be back Sunday, too.
“It definitely feels sore,” Wentz said Sunday. “We’ll see how it reacts this week.”
Packers dominate 2nd half, bounce back to beat Lions 35-17
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) While celebrating one of his four touchdowns, Aaron Jones lost a necklace he wears with a little black football containing some of the ashes of his late father.
That was just about the only thing that went wrong for Jones and the Green Bay Packers against the Detroit Lions.
Jones caught three of Aaron Rodgers’ four TD passes and rushed for a fourth score, and the Packers had a welcome return to normal, dominating the second half in a 35-17 win over the division rival Lions on Monday night.
The Packers, who got thumped 38-3 by the New Orleans Saints in Week 1, looked more like the team that went 13-3 in each of coach Matt LaFleur’s first two seasons. Green Bay (1-1) won its ninth straight home opener.
“I think that there’s, even more now than when I started playing, there’s so many overreactions that happen on a week-to-week basis,” Rodgers said. “So it’s nice to come out and have a good performance and get the trolls off our back for at least a week.”
Jones became the first Packers running back to catch three touchdown passes in a game since Andy Uram against the Chicago Cardinals in 1942. He had 17 carries for 67 yards and six catches for 48 yards.
As for the missing necklace, he was hopeful he’d see it again.
“I think the grounds crew is about to go out there and look right now,” Jones said. “But if there was any place to lose it, that’s where my dad would’ve wanted me to lose it, so I know he’s smiling.”
Jones’ father, Alvin Jones Sr., died on April 8.
“My dad’s always taught me as a man, it’s how you respond to adversity, how you respond is what makes a man really,” Jones said. “I think we came out and did a great job of responding. We played well. We played at a high level.”
Rodgers went 22 of 27 for 255 yards and surpassed John Elway for 10th all-time in passing yards with 51,633. Rodgers has followed up each of the Packers’ last five regular-season losses by throwing four touchdown passes and no interceptions in his next game.
Fields might get chance to start for Bears with Dalton hurt
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Whether they want to or not, the Chicago Bears just might have to go with rookie Justin Fields.
Coach Matt Nagy said Monday that the team had ruled out a torn ACL for quarterback Andy Dalton, and it was awaiting more test results on his left knee before deciding who will start this weekend at Cleveland.
Fields, the No. 11 pick in the draft, took over on Chicago’s final drive in the first half of Sunday’s 20-17 win over Cincinnati after getting in a handful of plays earlier in the game, and he led the Bears the rest of the way.
“What we’ll have to do is we’ll have to be prepared when we find out exactly what is going on with Andy,” Nagy said. “Is he able to go? Is he not able to go? Work through all of that stuff. … You got a guy that has been in the league playing quarterback for a long time and you got a guy that has never had an NFL start.”
Asked if Dalton is the starter if he’s healthy, Nagy repeated the question. Then, he said: “That’s something I’m not gonna get into with scheme.” He gave a similar response to the same question following the game, saying, “I’m not gonna get into any of that.”
But the Bears’ tune changed about 10 minutes after their coach met with reporters Monday. Team spokesman Brandon Faber came to the media room and said Nagy told him he misunderstood the question and Dalton is the starter if he’s healthy.
“He should have said, `Yes, he is,'” Faber said.
Dalton was injured on a 14-yard run early in the second quarter. Fields took the final three snaps of that possession.
Dalton was in for the next drive, before Fields led Chicago’s final one of the half.
Fields showed some promise in his first extended look as a pro. But by his own admission, it wasn’t a great outing. He completed just 6 of 13 passes for 60 yards and threw an interception late in the game that led to a touchdown. He also ran for 31 yards.
Tests on Tagovailoa’s ribs gives Miami hope he plays Week 3
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) For the Miami Dolphins, Sunday was bad. Monday was at least somewhat better.
A battery of tests run on quarterback Tua Tagovailoa failed to show any serious problems other than bruised ribs, raising at least the possibility that he could play next weekend when the Dolphins (1-1) visit the Las Vegas Raiders (2-0).
Tagovailoa was knocked out of the Dolphins’ 35-0 loss to Buffalo on Sunday after just two series and eight plays. He ended up on the turf after three of those plays, sacked twice on the first series and then injured on the final play of Miami’s second possession. He was taken from the sideline on a cart and didn’t return, though the Dolphins have hope that he can play in Week 3.
“If Tua can go, he’s going to go,” coach Brian Flores said. “That’s just the kind of kid he is.”
Against the Bills, he clearly couldn’t go.
And those who could play simply didn’t go anywhere.
On every level, it was a Dolphin disaster. A sixth straight loss to the Bills, matching the worst such streak in Miami history. The biggest margin of defeat ever against Buffalo. The second-worst home shutout loss in team history. Only the fourth time the Dolphins lost to an AFC East opponent by 35 or more points.
“We know we need to be better,” offensive lineman Robert Hunt said. “We know we have some issues. We’ll come back and we’ll work to correct those issues.”
There was good news Monday, other than Flores sounding as if there’s at least reasonable hope of Tagovailoa playing this coming week – with a flak jacket to protect his ribs being a possibility.
Wide receiver Will Fuller, who missed Week 1 while completing a six-game suspension and missed Week 2 for a personal matter, was back with the Dolphins. Flores said he expects Fuller to practice this week, meaning his now twice-delayed Dolphin debut could come in Las Vegas on Sunday.
Texans’ Mills must improve if Taylor is out against Panthers
HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans hope Tyrod Taylor can play Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers.
However, if his hamstring injury keeps him out, coach David Culley believes rookie Davis Mills can run the offense effectively.
“Our team has the utmost confidence in Davis,” Culley said.
Taylor was injured in the first half of Houston’s 31-21 loss to Cleveland on Sunday and didn’t return after halftime. Mills struggled early and threw an interception on his second possession. But he bounced back to throw a touchdown pass that got Houston within 3 early in the fourth quarter before the Browns put the game away.
“We know he’s always one of those guys that when a bad thing happens, he comes back, he makes a play,” Culley said. “He had the INT there and came back the next series and ended up just playing exactly like we thought he would play, it never bothered him at all.”
Running back Phillip Lindsay saw several young quarterbacks start in his last two seasons with the Broncos and knows things should get easier for Mills now that he has some experience under his belt.
“You guys all see how it is to be a rookie quarterback that has to get thrown in the fire right away,” Lindsay said. “But as he got more comfortable, as things went on, he looked sharp. He looked good.”
If Mills starts, he’ll face a Carolina defense that leads the NFL in allowing an average of total yards (190), yards passing (143.5), yards rushing (46.5), points (10.5) as well as sacks (10).
If Taylor can’t play, the Texans will likely promote Jeff Driskel from the practice squad to back up Mills. Deshaun Watson will not be an option, with Culley saying Monday that Watson would be inactive for Thursday’s game just as he has been for the first two games.
Watson has been listed as inactive/not injury-related following his trade request and after 22 women filed lawsuits alleging sexual assault or harassment.
Votto power surge leads Reds rally for 9-5 win over Pirates
CINCINNATI (AP) Joey Votto tied the game with his second homer of the night, Eugenio Suarez followed with a go-ahead shot and the Cincinnati Reds rallied from a five-run deficit for a 9-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.
Votto tied the game 5-5 against Cody Ponce (0-5) in the fifth with his third homer in his last three at-bats spanning two games before Suarez homered off the top of the left-center field wall.
“I never feel safe in this ballpark,” Pirates manager Derek Shelton said. “With this lineup and their ability to hit the ball out of the ballpark, no lead is safe. They can score a lot of runs quickly.”
Cincinnati’s first baseman lined a pinch-hit homer in the ninth inning Sunday and walked in his first plate appearance on Monday. He also turned in two diving backhand stops of sharp grounders down the line.
Nick Castellanos drove in three runs with three hits and Kyle Farmer also went deep as the Reds overcame back-to-back homers by Yoshi Tsutsogo and Bryan Reynolds but couldn’t gain on St. Louis in the NL wild card race. The second-place Cardinals beat Milwaukee 5-2 to maintain a three-game lead over third-place Cincinnati.
“Comebacks are going to be necessary, not only with our record but in ballgames,” Votto said. “We are going to do it together. We have to take of business. Right now, we’re not where we’d like to be’l
Luis Cessa (5-2) had three strikeouts in 1 2-3 innings to get the win. Lucas Sims, Michael Lorenzen and Mychal Givens combined for four more shutout innings.
Castellanos started the comeback in the third with a ringing, two-run double to center field that missed going out by about a foot. Votto, who hit at least one home run in a franchise-record seven consecutive games in late July, followed with a liner over the right field wall to almost exactly the same spot where he blasted his Sunday shot.
“It looks like Joey’s back,” manager David Bell said. “Being around Joey the last day or so, he looks energized. Everybody goes through a little fatigue. He had some good plays in the field, too.”
Neither starter lasted four innings. Vladimir Gutierrez, who allowed five hits and four runs in just 3 2-3 innings at Pittsburgh last Wednesday, had an even rougher start on Monday. The Pirates had six hits and five runs two outs into the third inning against the NL’s rookie wins leader. Gutierrez (9-7) allowed seven hits and five runs with one walk and three strikeouts in 3 1-3 innings.
Dillon Peters left after giving up four hits and four runs, all in the third inning. Peters, who pitched five shutout innings while beating the Reds on September 14, walked two and struck out three.
“That’s a pretty powerful lineup right there,” Peters said. “You’re going to run into trouble if you’re not able to finish pitches, and that’s what I wasn’t able to do in that inning. I wasn’t able to follow through on pitches. I left some balls up in the middle of the plate, and they punished me for it.”
Lester wins 200th, Cards down Brewers for ninth straight win
MILWAUKEE (AP) Jon Lester notched his 200th career win, Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 Monday night for their ninth consecutive win.
The Cardinals have won nine straight for the first time since 2004 to solidify their grip on the second NL wild card. They remained three games ahead of Cincinnati for the final postseason spot, with San Diego four games back and Philadelphia 4 1/2 games behind.
The longest winning streak in franchise history is 14 games, set in 1935.
Milwaukee’s magic number over the Cardinals to clinch the division title remained at three.
Lester (7-6) is the third active pitcher with 200 wins, joining Houston teammates Justin Verlander (226) and Zack Greinke (219). He’s the 30th left-hander in major-league history to reach the mark.
“It’s a nice round number and it looks better than 199,” Lester said. “It’s obviously awesome, but I’m kind of lacking words.”
Cardinals manager Mike Shildt had plenty to say about Lester, whom the Cardinals acquired from Washington at the trade deadline.
“What a tremendous addition. He’s done a great job,” Shildt said. “This guy’s got such heart. He’s like John Wayne. He’s got that true grit. Big, strong silent type. That’s a heck of a milestone.”
St. Louis got on the board in the first on Arenado’s homer, his 33rd of the season, off Freddy Peralta (9-5).
“It’s extremely important to get out to a lead especially against these arms and these teams that we’re facing that are good,” Arenado said. “But at the end of the day, we are just playing solid baseball regardless of whether we are scoring early or not.”
Milwaukee clawed right back in the second. Avisail Garcia , who returned to the starting lineup after missing four games with lower back spasms, led off with a homer off Lester. Luis Urias followed two batters later with a solo shot of his own to tie it.
Lester retired 10 straight until giving up a single to Jackie Bradley Jr. with two outs in the fifth. Lester surrendered three runs and seven hits in six innings. He struck out two and didn’t walk a batter in an efficient, 77-pitch outing.
Lester has worked five innings or more in 19 of 26 starts this year, including nine of 10 since joining St. Louis at the trade deadline.
Cardinals’ relievers Kodi Whitley, T.J. McFarland and Luis Garcia held the Brewers scoreless over the final three innings. Garcia got his first save of the season.
Perez breaks Bench’s home run record; Royals sweep Indians
CLEVELAND (AP) Salvador Perez hit his 46th home run, breaking Johnny Bench’s record for most by a catcher in a season to highlight the opener, then the Kansas City Royals completed a doubleheader sweep by beating the Cleveland Indians 4-2 Monday night.
Perez hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning of a 7-2 win, topping Bench’s total from 1970 for the highest total by a player who spent at least 75% of his team’s games at catcher.
Perez also moved into a tie for the major league lead in homers with Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Perez leads the majors with 115 RBIs.
“I had never hit 30 in my career,” he said. “So I was looking for 30 homers and 100 RBIs. This is a dream come true.”
Perez’s career high in home runs was 27, which came in both the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
Being in the same company with Bench is something else special for the 31-year-old Perez who has been a mainstay for the Royals since reaching the majors in 2011 .
“When you see a Hall of Fame catcher, you try to be just like him,” Perez said. “I’m going to try my best to be one of those guys.”
Royals manager Mike Matheny considered it an honor to witness the moment.
“It’s just hard to get your head around, to be honest,” Matheny said. “The long history in this game and how many great players have come through. For him to do something that nobody’s done, it’s amazing.”
In the second game, Perez hit an early double before striking out against Anthony Gose, a former outfielder who returned to the majors after a five-year absence as a hard-throwing reliever.
Gose pitched 1 2/3 innings, allowing one run and one hit with one walk and one strikeout. Of his 39 pitches, seven reached 100 mph.
Shane Baz wins MLB debut, Rays cut Blue Jays’ wild-card lead
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Shane Baz pitched two-hit ball for five innings to win his major league debut and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays cut Toronto’s lead in the wild-card chase, holding off the Blue Jays 6-4 on Monday night.
Tampa Bay has a seven-game advantage over second-place Boston with 11 games remaining.
The Blue Jays, who scored twice in the ninth inning and left the bases loaded, had their edge over the New York Yankees for the second AL wild card drop to a half-game.
Baz (1-0) gave up a pair of home runs and little else, striking out five and walking none. The 22-year-old righty, promoted from Triple-A Durham, was on this year’s silver medal-winning U.S. Olympic baseball team.
“It was like a dream come true-type thing,” Baz said.
Baz threw 51 of 65 pitches (78.5%) for strikes, the highest percentage by a starting pitcher in his MLB debut since pitches were first tracked beginning in 1988, according to STATS.
The outing put Baz on the radar for a potential postseason roster spot.
“He’s done that, and we’ll see how it shakes out,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said.
Baz, along with family and friends, was on the field around the pitcher’s mound for an extended period after the game. The group included his mother, father and sister.
“It just means everything to have them here,” Baz said. “It made me so comfortable just getting to see them this morning. It was really special.”
Toronto, which is 15-4 in September, got homers from Teoscar Hernandez, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Marcus Semien.
The Blue Jays were limited to two hits and were down 6-2 entering the ninth before George Springer had a leadoff double and scored on Semien’s 41st homer off David Robertson.
Braves ride big 5th inning to win, extend NL East lead
PHOENIX (AP) Austin Riley was smacking baseballs all around Chase Field on Monday night. Adam Duvall hit one so hard it left the yard by a long, long way.
The Atlanta Braves have ridden the ups and downs of a playoff race for weeks now. It’s safe to say this was definitely one of the good days.
Riley had three doubles and three RBIs, Duvall added a two-run homer projected at 483 feet and the Braves extended their lead in the NL East by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-4.
“It was nice to have an offensive game,” manager Brian Snitker said. “We’ve been waiting for that. It’s good to see the guys bang the ball around a little bit.”
The Braves pushed their advantage to three games over the Philadelphia Phillies, who lost 2-0 to Baltimore. Atlanta had lost four straight before beating the Giants on Sunday.
“You’re going to run through ruts. You can’t look forward, you have to stay in the moment,” Riley said. “We’ve got a really good team and I believe in us.”
The two worst teams in the majors this season are currently having a big effect on the NL East race. The Orioles and Diamondbacks have both lost 102 games.
The Diamondbacks led 3-2 heading to the fifth but the Braves responded with a huge inning, scoring seven runs while sending 12 batters to the plate.
Jorge Soler and Freddie Freeman started the rally with back-to-back doubles, Riley added his third double of the night and Duvall crushed a 483-foot homer to left-center, which was his 37th long ball of the season and 150th of his career. The Braves also took advantage of two Arizona errors.
“We just didn’t attack the zone, didn’t pick up the baseball. It was a very sloppy fifth inning,” Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said.
Atlanta finished with seven doubles.
Big Ten Football Players of the Week
Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Payton Thorne, Michigan State
QB – So. – Naperville, Ill. – Naperville Central (Ill.)
- Completed 18 of 31 attempts (.581 pct.) for 261 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Spartans to a 38-17 win over No. 24 Miami (Fla.)
- With Michigan State holding a 10-7 lead at halftime, helped the Spartans pull away with three touchdown passes in the second half, including two in the fourth quarter
- Joined Connor Cook (2015 vs. Indiana and Nebraska) as the only quarterbacks in Michigan State history to throw four touchdowns in back-to-back games
- Earns the first Offensive Player of the Week accolade of his career
- Last Michigan State Offensive Player of the Week: Kenneth Walker III (Sept. 6, 2021)
Co-Offensive Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week
TreVeyon Henderson, Ohio State
RB – Fr. – Hopewell, Va. – Hopewell (Va.)
- Rushed for 277 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries (11.54 avg.) in Ohio State’s 41-20 win over Tulsa. Compiled 207 rushing yards in the second half and registered touchdown runs of 52 and 48 yards in the third quarter
- Set a new Ohio State single-game freshman record for rushing yards, breaking the previous record (239 yards) set by Archie Griffin in 1972
- His 277 rushing yards are the most by any FBS player in a single game this season and the third-most in a single game in Ohio State history behind Trey Sermon’s 331 vs. Northwestern in the 2020 Big Ten Football Championship Game and Eddie George’s 314 vs. Illinois in 1995
- Earns his first career Offensive Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week honors
- Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Justin Fields (Dec. 7, 2020)
- Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: C.J. Stroud (Sept. 13, 2021)
Defensive Player of the Week
Brandon Smith, Penn State
LB – Jr. – Louisa, Va. – Louisa County (Fla.)
- Led the Nittany Lions defense with a career-high 10 tackles (six solo) in Penn State’s 28-20 win over No. 22 Auburn. Bested his previous career high of eight tackles. Helped limit Auburn’s offense to just 185 passing yards on 21 of 39 attempts (.538 pct.) and its lowest total offensive output of the season (369 yards)
- Added one tackle for loss, one pass breakup and a quarterback hurry
- Helped Penn State record its first regular season win over a Southeastern Conference opponent since 1990. The Nittany Lions have now defeated two ranked opponents in 2021, marking the first time that Penn State has recorded two such wins in its first three games of a season
- Earns the first Defensive Player of the Week accolade of his career
- Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Robert Windsor (Nov. 12, 2018)
Co-Special Teams Player of the Week
Aron Cruickshank, Rutgers
WR – Jr. – Brooklyn, N.Y. – Erasmus Hall (N.Y.)
- Recorded a career-long 62-yard punt return for a touchdown in Rutgers’ 45-13 win over Delaware. Marked his first collegiate punt return for a touchdown and his fifth career kick return touchdown (four kickoff return touchdowns)
- Finished the game with 151 all-purpose yards, including 77 punt return yards and 38 kickoff return yards. Added 26 receiving yards and 10 rushing yards on offense
- Is tied for second among all active FBS players with five career kick return touchdowns (four kickoff return and one punt return)
- Garners the second Special Teams Player of the Week honor of his career and his first since Nov. 18, 2019 while playing for Wisconsin
- Last Rutgers Special Teams Player of the Week: Adam Korsak (Sept. 13, 2021)
Co-Special Teams Player of the Week
Joseph Petrino, Maryland
K – Richmond Hill, Ga. – Richmond Hill (Ga.)
- Kicked the first game-winning field goal of his career when he connected on a 32-yard attempt as time expired to give Maryland a 20-17 road win at Illinois. The win helped Maryland improve to 3-0 on the season
- The kick marked Maryland’s first walk-off win since Dan Ennis hit a game-winner against Clemson in 2006
- Also connected on a 32-yard field goal in the second quarter to give Maryland an early 3-0 lead and went 2-for-2 on extra points
- Earns the first Special Teams Player of the Week honor of his career
- Last Maryland Special Teams Player of the Week: Javon Leake (Nov. 4, 2019)
MAC Announces Week 3 Football Players of the Week
MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week
Kaleb Eleby, Western Michigan, Quarterback
RS-So., Maryland Heights, Mo. (Pattonville)
Eleby picked the Pittsburgh defense apart in WMU’s 44-41 win over the Panthers on Saturday. Eleby had season highs in completions with 23, passing yards with 336 and touchdowns with three. This was the first Power 5 win for Eleby in two career games against Power 5 teams and also the first Power 5 win for his head coach Tim Lester. With Eleby behind center the Broncos racked up 517 total yards to outgain Pitt’s vaunted offense.
MAC West Division Defensive Player of the Week
Zaire Barnes, Western Michigan, Linebacker
Junior, Mundenlein, Ill. (Carmel Catholic)
Barnes had a career-high 10 tackles to go with two tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries as the Broncos took down Power 5 Pittsburgh, 44-41. Both of Barnes’ fumble recoveries led to WMU touchdowns that proved to be a big factor in WMU’s close win.
MAC West Division Special Teams Player of the Week
Nathan Snyder, Ball State, P
5th Year Senior, Marysville, Ohio (Marysville HS)
Did not allow a single yard of returns. Has not allowed a yard of return yet this season, Pinned Wyoming inside the 20-yard line three times.
MAC East Division Offensive Player of the Week
DJ Irons, Akron, QB
So. (R), Lawrenceville, Ga.
Irons turned in a breakout game to lift the Zips to a 35-14 victory over Bryant on Saturday. He finished the game accounting for 432 of Akron’s 514 total yards of offense, including career-high marks in passing (296) and rushing (136). He finished the game 19-of-23 passing for 296 yards with three touchdown passes. He also recorded team-high marks in rushing with 136 yards on 15 carries, including a career-long run of 24 yards in the third quarter. He helped engineer 21 unanswered points for the Zips in the fourth quarter, including a 20-yard touchdown run as well as six-yard one-handed touchdown pass to Konata Mumpfield. Earlier in the game he connected on 38- and 24-yard touchdown passes to Michael Mathison and Oran Singleton, Jr. Irons has conneted on 44-of-58 passes for 534 yards and five touchdowns this season. He was perfect in debut as a Zip against Auburn, completing 13-of-13 passes for 129 yards with his first passing touchdown coming to Jonzell Norrils in the fourth quarter. He followed with a 19-of-23 effort for a career-high 296 yards versus Bryant. Irons is rated second in the NCAA in completion percentage (.759), 12th in passing efficiency (178.2), 18th in yards per pass attempt (9.21), 34th in points responsible for (42) and points responsible per tilt (14.0) and 43rd in passing touchdowns (5).
MAC East Division Defensive Player of the Week
Taylor Riggins, Buffalo, Defensive End
Redshirt Fifth Year, Webster, NY (Aquinas Institute)
Defensive end Taylor Riggins had his way with 16th-ranked Coastal Carolina on Saturday, tying a career-high with seven tackles (all solo), two sacks, three tackles for loss and two forced fumbles. Both of his sacks came in the second quarter and helped the Bulls head to halftime tied at 14-14.
MAC East Division Special Teams Player of the Week
Jonah Wieland, Ohio, Punter
5th Year, Hudson, Ohio
Redshirt 5th year transfer punter Jonah Wieland led Ohio on special teams on Thursday at Louisiana. Wieland recorded four punts 165 yards for an average of 41.2 yards per punt, while recording a long punt of 46 yards, while placing two punts within the 20.
INDIANA TOP HEADLINES
Indiana Remains in 10th With One Round to Play
MADISON, Wis. – The Indiana Hoosiers women’s golf team shot a 304 (+16) in the second round of the Badger Invitational and remains in 10th place at the University Ridge Course on Monday.
2021 Badger Invitational • Madison, Wis.
University Ridge Golf Course
Par 72 • 6302 yards
Live scoring via Golfstat
Team Standings: 10th/12 – 612 (308-304; +36)
Top Indiana Player: Áine Donegan – 150 (76-74; +6)
• Freshman Áine Donegan jumped back into team lead after shooting an IU-best 74 (+2) in the second round. She carded a trio of birdies on No. 5, No. 6 and No. 11. The Ennis, County Clare, Ireland, native is tied for 27th overall at 150 (76-74; +6).
• Junior Valerie Clancy dropped four strokes off her first-round score to tally a 3-over 75 on Monday. She recorded birdies on No. 2, No. 3 and No. 18. She is currently tied for 41st overall with a score of 154 (79-75; +10).
• Freshman Beatriz Junqueira shot a 5-over 77 during the second round to hit 152 (75-77; +8). She matched the Indiana lead with three birdies on No. 1, No. 2 and No. 13. She is tied for 33rd in the individual standings.
• Junior Hanna Tanaka shot a 6-over 78 to match her first-round performance. She is tied for 49th at 156 (78-78; +12) after birdies on No. 14 and No. 18.
• Freshman Margaret Fernandez played a card of 78 (+6), her best round of the tournament to date, and is tied for 59th with a two-round score of 158 (80-78; +14). She registered birdies on No. 2 and No. 8 on day two.
• Playing as an individual, senior Maddie Dittoe finished the second round a 9-over 81. She is tied for 63rd at 160 (79-81; +16) through two days.
HOOSIERS IN THE STANDINGS
t-27. Áine Donegan – 150 (76-74; +6)
t-33. Beatriz Junqueira – 152 (75-77; +8)
t-41. Valerie Clancy – 154 (79-75; +10)
t-49. Hanna Tanaka – 156 (78-78; +12)
t-59. Margaret Fernandez – 158 (80-78; +14)
t-63. Maddie Dittoe – 160 (79-81; +16)
The Hoosiers will finish the Badger Invitational on Tuesday with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. ET.
Hoosiers Set for 7:30 p.m. Kickoff at No. 6/8 Penn State on ABC
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana football program will take on No. 6/8 Penn State on Saturday, Oct. 2, under the lights in State College, Pa. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. EST on ABC at Beaver Stadium in the first Big Ten East Division game for both teams.
Penn State (3-0, 1-0 B1G) and Indiana (1-2, 0-1 B1G) will meet for the 25th time in program history, with IU winning a thrilling, 36-35, contest in double overtime at Memorial Stadium to open the 2020 season.
PURDUE WSOCCER: Mathews’ Hat Trick and Bova’s Saves Power Purdue
LINCOLN, Neb. – Sophomore midfielder Emily Mathews scored a hat trick and senior goalkeeper Marisa Bova made five fantastic saves as the Purdue soccer team beat Nebraska, 3-1, to begin Big Ten Conference play on Sunday.
The Boilermakers (6-1-2, 1-0-0 Big Ten) have won four in a row and six of their last seven games. Purdue opened the Big Ten slate with a road win for the first time since 2017, and the 6-1-2 start to the season is its best since 2007.
On a hot, sun-soaked day at Hibner Stadium in Lincoln, Mathews registered the seventh hat trick in program history and the second by a Boilermaker this season. Purdue has multiple hat tricks in the same year for the first time in program history, after senior forward Sarah Griffith scored three goals on August 29. Mathews’ three goals is a career-best and matches the team record. The Macomb, Michigan, native entered the match with one career goal, scored two games ago.
“Emily had an incredible performance with three goals, and I just love the mentality she had in the second half,” Purdue coach Drew Roff said. “She was going to goal, she wasn’t looking to slow it down and combine, she was going to seal the deal herself. On her first goal, she stepped up and scored a brilliant goal off a nice pass from Gracie Dunaway, and that was really a game-changing moment, we really needed that momentum. It was an incredible overall performance today by Emily Mathews.”
Mathews’ first goal came in the 16th minute, but Nebraska quickly answered to even the match at 1-1 less than two minutes later. Mathews scored her second in the 71st minute to give the Boilermakers the lead back, and she netted her third on a breakaway in the 90th minute to complete the hat trick. Her second goal also was her second career game-winning goal.
Meanwhile, Bova made five great saves to hold the Cornhuskers (4-5-0, 0-1-0 Big Ten) to just one goal on the day. She made a highlight-reel-worthy save in the 57th minute to prevent NU from taking the lead.
“Marisa made a couple incredible saves that really sparked our team,” Roff added. “Her best save came on a well-struck shot that was going for the top corner, and she made just an unbelievable save, there are only a handful of goalkeepers in the country that make that save, and then she smothered the rebound as it came down. It was a tremendous game-changing play at a moment when we really needed it. When your goalkeeper steps up and makes a play like that, it inspires the rest of the team and also sends a message of ‘hey, if you can do that, then we can go get a goal.'”
The Boilermakers had an 18-13 advantage in shots, and a 7-6 edge in shots on goal. Mathews had a team-high five shots, four on goal, while senior midfielder Grace Walsh and freshman forward Megan Hutchinson each had three shots. Bova’s five saves were countered by four stops by NU’s keeper.
“It was a gritty team performance, I’m really proud of the effort, I’m really proud of us finding a way, and two of our special players really came through for us when it mattered the most,” Roff added. “It was an all-around great team effort and we really showed how mentally tough we are. The second half we were more aggressive, won more tackles, and did really well with winning balls in the air. Our back line did an outstanding job, our midfield stepped up, and then the final third, there was some space in behind them. I thought we did a fantastic job in transition, creating some really good chances. Today was a day where we showed that we were a mentally strong team, we showed that we have physically and mentally tough players, and that’s what I’m most proud of.”
Purdue took a 1-0 lead at 15:48, as Mathews scored from just beyond the penalty spot. She received a cross from freshman forward Gracie Dunaway near the far sideline, and on the bounce off her foot, she volleyed it over the Nebraska keeper. Dunaway and Walsh earned assists on the goal.
The Huskers leveled the match at 1-1 less than two minutes later, at 17:38. Reagan Raabe scored from Gwen Lane.
More than 50 minutes passed before the Boilermakers regained the lead, at 70:52. Griffith sent the ball up-field to senior forward Sydney Duarte, who one-touched it to her left to Mathews, on the run. She received the pass just outside the far corner of the 18-yard box and beat NU’s goalkeeper, who was off her line at the edge of the six-yard box. Griffith and Duarte collected the assists.
Nine minutes later, Mathews provided an insurance goal at 89:01 to make it a 3-1 contest with a breakaway goal. As the Purdue defense cleared a corner kick, Mathews beat the Nebraska defender to the ball near the center circle. She sent the ball past midfield, where she picked it back up and had a one-on-one opportunity with the Nebraska goalkeeper at the top of the 18-yard box. The keeper made a great save on Mathews’ first shot, but as the rebound bounced to the right, Mathews converted on her second attempt to seal the victory and the Boilermakers’ second hat trick of the season.
Up next, Purdue makes the short trip west to Champaign, Illinois, to face Illinois on Thursday, September 23 at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT. The Boilermakers then return home to host Iowa on Sunday, September 26, with kickoff at Folk Field set for 1 p.m. ET. It’s the annual Reunion Weekend, and Purdue soccer alumnae can visit https://boile.rs/SOCReunion21 to RSVP and register.
PURDUE MEN’S GOLF: Boilermakers Wrap up Play at Olympia Fields in 10th Place
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. – The Purdue men’s golf team pieced together its best round of the weekend to move up two spots in the team standings and finish 10th at the prestigious Olympia Fields Invitational held at Olympia Fields Country Club.
The Boilermakers tallied a 54-hole total of 24-over par 864 (288-291-285) to finish 22 shots behind team champion and No. 4-ranked North Carolina (842). Arizona State and Oklahoma State finished second and third. Purdue finished just six shots behind Texas (858) for seventh place and two shots behind Florida and defending National Champion Pepperdine (862).
Purdue defeated national powers Illinois, Baylor, Florida State, Arizona and California en route to a 10th-place showing. It marks the third time in eight appearances at the event that Purdue has placed in the top 10 (T-9th in 2011; T-8th in 2017).
Joe Weiler led the Boilermakers with a 12th-place finish at 2-over par 212 (69-72-71). It marked Weiler’s eighth top-20 showing in his last 12 events (spanning three years) and his 11th career top-20 placing. Weiler started slow, recording bogeys on two of his first three holes, but managed to play the last 15 holes in 1-under par to move into the top 15.
Sophomore Herman Sekne recorded his second consecutive top-25 finish, placing 24th at 5-over par 215 (70-72-73). Sekne was even through 11 on his round, but suffered bogeys on three of his last seven holes to fall out of the top 20. Nonetheless, the performance continued a strong early start for the Norwegian and was his fourth top-25 finish in his last six events.
Cole Bradley turned in Purdue’s best round of the day, an even-par 70 to finish tied for 42nd at 10-over par 220 (76-74-70). Bradley had a rather uneventful day with 16 pars, one birdie and one bogey, including pars on his last nine holes.
Luke Prall finished tied for 51st at 11-over par 221 (74-73-74) while Nick Dentino was tied for 59th at 13-over par 223 (75-77-71).
Purdue will be in action next on Oct. 2 through 4, at the Rich Harvest Farms Intercollegiate hosted by Northern Illinois.
BUTLER WOMEN’S GOLF: Two @Butler Golf Women Among Top 10 Entering Final Round of Cardinal Classic
Two Bulldogs are among the Top 10 following the first two rounds at the Cardinal Classic in Yorktown, Ind. The event is hosted by Ball State and concludes Tuesday with a single 18.
Claire Edwards paces the Bulldogs after rounds of 73 and 76 Monday at the 6,204-yard The Players Club course. Her total of five-over 149 is tied for fourth.
Ball State’s Liz Kim (143; -1) holds a one-shot lead over Oakland’s Amalia Shahzan (144) entering Tuesday’s final round.
Ally Ross is tied for seventh at six-over 150 (+6). Ross held the 18-hole lead after carding a three-under 69 in the opening round. Her morning card included seven birdies against four bogeys. She shot 81 during the afternoon session.
Purdue Fort Wayne and Akron hold the 36-hole lead among a crowded leaderboard. The Mastodons and Zips are at 609 (+33), slightly ahead of Eastern Michigan (611; +35). Butler is eighth at 621 (+45) after rounds of 307 and 314. The top eight teams are separated by only 12 shots entering Tuesday’s final round.
Freshman Madalin Small made her Butler debut Monday, playing as an individual. She opened with a three-over 75 before an 84 during tougher afternoon conditions. She is tied for 43rd at 159 (+15).
Katelyn Le is tied for 53rd at 17-over 161 after rounds of 83 and 78. Freshman Katie Steinman is 60th at 162 (+18). Alaina Bowie is tied for 65th at 165 (+21).
Tuesday’s final round is now scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. with rain in the forecast for later in the day.
Live stats for the Cardinal Classic will be available via GolfStat.
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL: WILLIAMS NAMED TO PAUL HORNUNG AWARD HONOR ROLL
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame running back Kyren Williams has been named to the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll following his performance in the 27-13 win over Purdue on Saturday.
Williams led the Irish with 168 all-purpose yards against the Boilermakers, which was the most by an Irish player in a game in 2021 and the third highest of his career. He put the Irish in front after breaking off a 39-yard touchdown reception on fourth-and-three in the second quarter. In the fourth quarter, Williams sealed the win with a 51-yard rushing touchdown to put Notre Dame up by two touchdowns. It was the longest rush by an Irish player this season.
His performance against the Boilermakers was just the second time in his career he had a rushing and receiving touchdown in the same game. He currently ranks 20th in the country with 133.3 all-purpose yards per game.
NOTRE DAME MEN’S SOCCER: MATCH 7 PREVIEW: MICHIGAN
(NOTRE DAME RELEASE)
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Notre Dame makes the short drive north to take on Michigan in Ann Arbor for a midweek matchup at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at U-M Soccer Stadium. The game will air on ESPNU.
NOTRE DAME vs. MICHIGAN
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan | U-M Soccer Stadium
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THE MICHIGAN SERIES
• The Irish and Wolverines will meet on the pitch for the 21st time on Tuesday evening.
• Notre Dame holds a commanding lead in the all-time series with a record of 13-3-4 against Michigan.
• The Wolverines won the most recent matchup, defeating Notre Dame by a score of 1-0 in South Bend in 2019.
• In the last matchup in Ann Arbor, the Irish defeated Michigan by a score of 2-1 during the 2018 regular season.
LAST TIME OUT
• The Irish improved to 1-0-1 in ACC play with a 1-0 win over NC State at Alumni Stadium.
• Dawson McCartney scored the winner in the 84th minute off a great pass from Daniel Russo.
• The Irish registered its second clean sheet of the season.
ROOU’S INSTANT IMPACT
• Freshman Matthew Roou has wasted little time getting himself acclimated to the collegiate level, as he leads the Irish in goals.
• Roou has scored three goals over the first six games of the season.
• The forward has scored against NIU, Boston College and Michigan State.
LYNN LEADS THE LINE
• Lynn was Notre Dame’s representative on the ACC Preseason Watch List.
• Lynn paces all active Irish players in career goals with 22 in his Notre Dame career.
• The forward has one goal and two assists in the five games he has played this season.
• The senior scored a goal in the 2021 opener against Indiana and has now scored in two of four season openers in his career.
• In the final match of the 2020 fall regular season, Lynn recorded the first hat trick of his career, scoring three times in the first half in the 4-1 win over Louisville.
• The forward enjoyed a breakout 2019 campaign, scoring a career-high 10 goals to lead the Irish attack.
• Lynn has led the Irish in goals and points in each of the last two seasons.
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
• The Irish have already received significant contributions from the 2021 freshman class.
• Five of Notre Dame’s nine goals have been scored by freshmen.
• Roou leads the Irish in goals scored with three through six games.
• Eno Nto has scored two goals in his freshman campaign.
• Josh Ramsey has played in all six games, including five starts for Notre Dame this season at the center back position.
• Nto and Roou both scored goals in their first career starts, coming in the 2-0 win over NIU.
• Kyle Genenbacher and Michael Rossi have also logged minutes in multiple matches this season.
• Mohamed Omar and Philip Quinton will share the skipper role for the Fighting Irish for the 2021 season.
• Omar has been a staple as a central defensive midfielder over the past three seasons. His 2020-21 campaign was cut short due to an injury that sidelined him for almost all of the spring.
• Omar has racked up 52 appearances for the Irish over four seasons, scoring two goals and adding two assists in his career.
• Quinton has been a mainstay in Notre Dame’s defense four seasons at the center back position.
• The 6-foot-6 defender has anchored the Irish back line the last two seasons. Quinton has also managed to record two assists in his collegiate career.
INDIANA STATE VOLLEYBALL: Consistent Offense Gives Sycamores Seventh-Straight Victory
CHARLESTON, Ill. – Sycamore volleyball is on their second-longest winning streak in school history thanks to a 3-1 (25-19, 25-20, 23-25, 25-15) victory over Eastern Illinois on Sunday evening.
Indiana State (8-2, 0-0 MVC) earned the weekend sweep over the Panthers (7-3, 0-0 OVC) and are now off to their best start since also starting 8-2 during the 2014 campaign. The current streak is also the longest since the 1982 season when ISU won 14-straight and finished the year 37-10.
Offensively, it was a balanced attack from the Blue & White, recording 13, 14, 14, and 15 kills across the four sets for 56 total. Kaitlyn Hamilton and Karinna Gall each tallied 13 kills while Mallory Keller added 10. ISU held a 56-48 kill advantage while also outhitting EIU, .287-.151.
Chloe Mason once again led the passing game for ISU, dishing out 32 assists and splitting time with Emma Kaelin who ended with 19 assists of her own. Indiana State’s 53 assists out-did the Panthers who recorded 43.
It was domination at the net for the Trees, who ended was a 12-2 total block advantage over the opposition. The Sycamores recorded 22 block assists and one solo block, including six from Kylie Newby, five from Madeline Williams and a solo block and two block assists from Gall.
On the ground, EIU found their lone bright spot with a 53-30 edge over ISU in the digs category. Senior libero Melina Tedrow led the way with 14 while Ashley Eck contributed 12 of her own. On their home court, the Panthers served up 10 aces to Indiana State’s seven, three of which came from Williams.
Missouri Valley Conference play will open next Friday, Sept. 24 for Indiana State when they welcome in-state rival Evansville to the ISU Arena at 6 p.m. ET.
Set One: 25-19, Indiana State
– Indiana State hit .312, led by Storm Suhre with four kils.
– Used a 7-0 run to take a 20-17 lead and eventually the set.
– Williams ended the set with three service aces in the final four points.
– Kaelin and Mason each set-up six assists.
Set Two: 25-20, Indiana State
– Another strong offensive performance for ISU, hitting .323.
– Five Sycamores ended with at least two digs.
– Indiana State used a 5-1 run to end the set and go ahead, 2-0, in the match.
Set Three: 25-23, Eastern Illinois
– EIU had their best offensive set of the night, tallying 15 kills in the frame.
– Kaitlyn Hamilton had four kills for the Sycamores.
– Williams, Gall and Hamilton each tallied two block assists.
– The Panthers rallied from a 14-7 deficit to win the set.
Set Four: 25-15, Indiana State
– Gall tallied five of ISU’s 15 kills to help reignite the Indiana State offense.
– The Sycamore defense held EIU to just .061 hitting.
– A 7-1 run blew the set open, helping the Trees to a 20-10 advantage and eventual set victory.
INDIANA STATE FOOTBALL: McClurge, Lunsford take home Missouri Valley Football Weekly Honors
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Indiana State wide receiver Phazione McClurge and defensive back Hunter Lunsford received Missouri Valley Football Conference weekly honors as announced by the conference office on Sunday evening.
McClurge received the Newcomer of the Week award, while Lunsford took home Special Teams Player of the Week accolades following the duo’s performances in the 23-21 win over Eastern Kentucky yesterday afternoon.
McClurge received Newcomer of the Week honors for the first time in his Sycamores’ career thanks to his six-catch, two-touchdown performance in the win over Eastern Kentucky. The Chicago, Ill. native scored both of Indiana State’s offensive touchdowns in the game against the Colonels. His 10-yard reception in the second quarter put Indiana State ahead 14-7 as he hauled in the pass in the right corner while fighting off the EKU defensive back.
His second touchdown was a play that Indiana State fans will remember for a while as the Cornell transfer went up at the goal line and hauled in the 24-yard touchdown catch from Kurtis Wilderman as time expired to complete the comeback. McClurge finished with six catches for 75 yards in the win.
IUPUI WOMEN’S GOLF: WOMEN’S GOLF TEAM SITS FIFTH AFTER OPENING DAY OF CARDINAL CLASSIC
YORKTOWN, Ind. – The IUPUI women’s golf team climbed to fifth among 16 teams at this week’s Ball State Cardinal Classic on Monday (Sept. 20), posting a second round 305 after shooting 310 in the morning round. Head coach Jamie Broce’s team started sluggish, but rebounded as the day wore on to climb four spots in the second round.
Amelie Svejda led the Jags with rounds of 75 and 77 and is tied for 15th overall among the 88-player field at 152. Both freshman Nerea Lancho and senior Kara Blair ended their day at 155 and are tied for 27th overall.
“I’m super proud of the ladies. We made some messes on the course, but fought so hard all day with tough conditions. The course played super long and the wind was high,” Broce said. “It’s a great challenge for the second event of the year and we are confident we can adapt a little quicker and make a positive move up the leaderboard tomorrow.
“We finished the first round awesome and did the same the second round. That will help us carry a little momentum in for tomorrow.”
The Jags were sloppy from the start in round one as Blair made triple bogey on her first hole and Shelby Busker was 5-over through four holes. Madeleine Pape was 6-over through five holes and the Jags immediately sank to the bottom of the leaderboard.
“It was a tough one out there – strong winds and some rain here and there,” Blair said. “We had some good stretches, but there were some hiccups thrown around too. We didn’t play dead though and kept trying for more positive golf to come our way.”
Blair righted the ship and made eight straight pars and both Svejda and Lancho were steady at the top of the lineup. Pape played her final seven holes to 2-under as the Jags rallied to shoot 310. Svejda led the group at 75 and both Lancho and Blair carded rounds of 78. Pape had a countable 79 and both Busker and Annaliese Fox, playing as an individual, carded rounds of 86.
Busker helped lead a second round surge, getting to 1-under early and playing her first nine to even par. Blair opened with a birdie and was 2-over at the turn and Lancho was 1-under at the turn, making a pair of birdies.
Busker finished with a 74 and Blair, Lancho and Svejda all shot 77 to give the Jaguars a 305. Pape had her round of 81 discarded and Fox shot 77, including a pair of birdies, from her individual spot.
As a team, IUPUI was third overall in total pars, but struggled to score, making just 14 birdies on the day. Pape and Svejda made four apiece and Lancho and Fox both had three.
Akron and Purdue Fort Wayne are tied atop the leaderboard at 609 and Eastern Michigan is third at 611. Ball State’s Liz Kim is the top individual at 1-under 143 and Oakland’s Amalia Shahzan is second at 144.
Tee times will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday (Sept. 21).
IUPUI MEN’S SOCCER: IUPUI TO HOST BELLARMINE IN NON-LEAGUE CONTEST ON TUESDAY
INDIANAPOLIS – The IUPUI men’s soccer team will step out of conference play on Tuesday night (Sept. 21) when the Jaguars host Bellarmine (3-2-1) at the on-campus Michael A. Carroll Stadium at 7:00 p.m.. The contest will be aired on ESPN+ as Greg Rakestraw (pxp) will describe the action. Tickets will be on sale at the box office on the night of the game or in advance by contacting the IUPUI Ticket Office.
On the pitch, IUPUI (2-2-1) is coming off a tough 1-0 road loss at UIC as the Jaguars yielded a penalty kick in the game’s 61st minute for the game’s only score. Otherwise, IUPUI played tit for tat against one of the league’s top attacking teams as Lucas Morefield made four saves and the Flames were held to just five shots on goal. Offensively, Tommy Patacca had five shot attempts for the Jaguars while Chris Workman had three attempts from his midfield spot.
For the season, IUPUI is tops in the Horizon League defensively, allowing just 0.80 goals per game and having three clean sheets in five games. Morefield is second in the league with a 0.88 goals against average and has two shutouts in his four starts. He’s also second in the league with an .818 save percentage.
Offensively, goals have come from Rayan Choukri, Logan Finnegan and Cameron Haegele this season. Tylin Broaders and Kirezi Freddy have the team’s two assists. Workman has a team-high eight shot attempts on the year. The team’s calling card has been its defensive core, keyed by Patacca, Corey Goede, Gianni Catenacci and Ethan Diedel.
“This result is going to be a tough pill to swallow. I felt like our team defended one of the most prolific attacks in the league quite well and we did a good job to earn possession and get forward to generate some chances for ourselves. Frankly, we didn’t execute well enough in those moments to create a ton of truly dangerous chances. Credit to UIC for getting the goal and defending restarts well to close out the game,” Barnett said following Saturday night’s 1-0 loss at UIC.
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PROBABLE XI (based on the last outing)
GK- Lucas Morefield, Soph.
D- Gianni Catenacci, 5th
D- Ethan Diedel, Sr.
D- Corey Goede, Sr.
D- Tommy Patacca, 5th
MF- Logan Finnegan, Soph.
MF- Cameron Haegele, 5th
MF- Luke Liljegren, Jr.
MF- Carson Shrader, Jr.
MF- Chris Workman, Jr.
F- Riley Shives, Sr.
SCOUTING THE KNIGHTS
Bellarmine is 3-2-1 on the year with wins over Evansville (2-1), Purdue Fort Wayne (1-0) and Eastern Illinois (2-1). All six of Bellarmine’s contests have been decided by one goal or less this season. Juan Ballas leads the Bellarmine attack with two goals and an assist and Brock Pope also has two scores. Greg Fischer has a team-high two assists on the year. In goal, Connor Range has gone 2-2 with a 1.17 GAA and 14 saves. Matthew Brozovich has made two starts, going 1-0-1 with two shutouts.
IUPUI is 3-7 all-time against Bellarmine, but the two teams haven’t met since the 2006 season. IUPUI is 1-5 in the six meetings in Indianapolis and 2-2 in four contests in Louisville. Series History
IUPUI will return to Horizon League play on Saturday (Sept. 25) when the Jaguars host Detroit Mercy at 1:00 p.m. at Carroll Stadium. That match will be aired on ESPN+ as Jonathan Matthes (pxp) is on the call. In addition, tickets will be available on-site at Carroll Stadium or by contacting the IUPUI Ticket Office.
EVANSVILLE MEN’S GOLF: Strong start has men’s golf in 6th place at Valpo Fall Invitational
CHESTERTON, Ind. – A rainy start to the day did not dampen the efforts of the University of Evansville men’s golf team with the Purple Aces completing the first day of the Valparaiso Fall Invitational in 6th place.
With two out of three rounds complete, Evansville is just nine points out of the top five. UE finished with a 614 and trails Xavier, who posted a 605. The Aces are eight strokes in front of Missouri Valley Conference rival Bradley. One round remains on Tuesday at Sand Creek Country Club.
Isaac Rohleder is inside the top 15 going into the final 18. The junior had UE’s low round of the day to open the tournament, recording a 2-under 70. He followed that up with a 76 to rank in a tie for 13th place with a 146. Ranking second for Evansville was Dallas Koth. He carded a 75 in round one before completing the second round with an 80. His 155 is tied for 31st.
Sitting in a tie for 47th with scores of 159 are Caleb Wassmer and Henry Kiel. Kiel finished the first 18 with a 76 before shooting an 83. Wassmer’s scores finished at 79 and 80. Nicholas Gushrowski made a strong improvement as the day went along. Gushrowski fired off an 83 in the first round before dropping his score by five strokes to a 78 in round two. He is just outside the top 50, ranking in a tie for 54th with a 161.
Wright State and Valparaiso have a strong hold on the top two spots. The Raiders enter the final round with a 568 and are four in front of Valpo. Mason Bonn of Valpo is the individual leader with a 140 and is one in front of Detroit’s James Hill and two in front of a for third place. Four Wright State players are tied for third on the leaderboard.
INDIANAPOLIS WOMEN’S TENNIS: Tennis Takes ITA Regional Title in Singles and Doubles, Sends Two to Nationals
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INDIANAPOLIS – The Greyhounds are back and haven’t skipped a beat. After coming off the programs most successful season in program history in 2020-21, the Greyhounds have added more depth and different play styles to their roster.
The Greyhounds dominated the ITA Midwest Regional by taking first in both the A Doubles Draw and A Singles Draw, along with the B Singles Draw to make for an incredible weekend and will begin prepping to send their regional champions to Nationals.
Anna Novikova and newcomer Bella Dunlap took home the first place in doubles over the weekend, going 5-0, defeating fellow Hounds, Kristina Lagoda and Lea Cakarevic in the semifinals, 8-4, to advance to the championship and take the win 6-1, 6-4.
Bella Dunlap, who will chase a ball in any direction and then slam it back down her opponents throat, made an instant impact on the Hounds team both on and off the court with her enthusiasm and grit. Dunlap was seeded fifth in the A Draw to begin the tournament but after five wins found herself in the finals where she faced Greyhounds ace, Anna Novikova, and took the win 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.
Novikova, a skill player who has been a top player for the Greyhounds for years because of her precise placement of the ball and intensity, held the number one seed throughout the tournament and lived up to that number by going 5-0 to the finals, falling to Dunlap.
Lea Cakarevic proved to be a force to reconned with, playing with team sparkplug and natural leader, Kristina Lagoda, in doubles and earning a record of 4-1. Then carrying her own in the B Draw singles bracket. She was seeded number one, and with a 5-0 record earned her first ITA Midwest Regional Champion honor. Lagoda, earned a record in singles of 2-1.
Veterans Sofia Sharonova and Maria Solnyshkina found themselves in the quarterfinals of the doubles bracket, going 2-1. While they both made it to the quarterfinals in the singles bracket as well, earning records of 3-1 each.
Overall, the Hounds earned a singles record of 24 – 4 to kick of the season and a doubles record of 9- 2. ITA Nationals will be held in Rome, GA on Oct. 14.
Valpo Football Names Week 3 Team Honorees
The Valparaiso University football program announced its team honors for Week 3 of the season following Saturday’s game against Ivy League foe Dartmouth at Brown Field.
Senior Robert Washington (Huntersville, N.C. / East Gaston [Old Dominion]) was named the team’s Offensive Player of the Week, defensive lineman Austin Martins (Newman, Calif. / Orestimba [Modesto JC]) was tabbed the squad’s Defensive Player of the Week and Brett Bittner (Chicago, Ill. / St. Laurence) took Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
In addition, freshman tight end Evan Jernegan (Altadena, Calif. / St. Francis) was named the Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week, freshman linebacker Hayden Bedell (Orland Park, Ill. / Carl Sandburg) was the Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week and freshman wide receiver Dom Grguric (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio / Walsh Jesuit) earned Scout Special Teams Player of the Week accolades.
Washington rushed for a season-high 117 yards, the fifth 100-yard rushing game of his Valpo career. He also completed a successful two-point conversion pass following a Valpo touchdown. In addition, the reigning Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Year shared the team lead with four receptions.
Martins, who boasted a pair of fourth-quarter fumble recoveries, also earned College Sports Madness PFL Defensive Player of the Week recognition after Saturday’s performance. The fumble recoveries were the first of Martins’ collegiate career as he accomplished the rare feat of recovering two fumbles in a single game (and in this case, in a single quarter). He played a key role in a strong defensive effort that featured two safeties and three takeaways. Martins posted a career-high six tackles including five solos and contributed ½ sack.
Bittner earned the special teams honor after blocking a Dartmouth punt in the second quarter.
After a 28-18 setback to the defending Ivy League champions, Valpo will kick off PFL play on Saturday at noon at Drake in Des Moines, Iowa. The game will air on ESPN3.
VALPO MEN’S GOLF: Bonn Atop Individual Leaderboard as Valpo Boasts Strong First Day of Home Tournament
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team put together a strong first day at the team’s annual home tournament on Monday. Valpo enters Tuesday’s final round in second of 12 teams at the Valpo Fall Invitational, hosted at the par-72, 7042-yard Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton, Ind. Sophomore Mason Bonn (Sherwood, Ore. / Sherwood) is atop the individual leaderboard through 36 holes.
How It Happened
Bonn enjoyed a quality day out of the No. 5 position in the Valpo lineup and holds sole possession of the top spot in the 73-player field. He stroked a 73 (+1) in Round 1 before posting a 67 (-5) in Round 2 to finish the day at 140 (-4). He owns a one-stroke lead on Detroit Mercy’s James Hill with four other individuals, all from Wright State, tied for third and just two strokes off the pace.
Junior Caleb VanArragon (Blaine, Minn. / Blaine) posted a 143 (72-71) to finish the day one stroke under par. He is three strokes behind Bonn in the race for medalist honors.
Yianni Kostouros (Crown Point, Ind. / Crown Point [Ball State]) went even par in both rounds to finish the day at 144, eighth on the individual leaderboard.
The Beacons enter the final day of competition with five players in the top 10. Freshman Anthony Delisanti (Saborn, N.Y. / Niagara Wheatfield) was part of that group after going 71-74 on Monday to finish the 36 holes at 145 (+1), which puts him at t-9.
The quintet of Beacons in the top 10 also includes freshman Sam Booth (Carmel, Ind. / Carmel), who is golfing as an individual. He was tied for third on the leaderboard through one round after carding a 70 (-2) and finished the day tied for ninth after a 75 in Round 2 (145, +1).
Valpo is four strokes behind Wright State for the top spot on the team leaderboard, while the Beacons own a 22-stroke advantage over third-place Detroit Mercy. Valpo posted a 288 in Round 1 before carding a 284 in Round 2 to finish the day at 572 (-4).
Inside the Rounds
Bonn’s Round-2 score shaved four strokes off his previous career-low of 71. It also garnered a place in the Valpo record book, tied for the sixth-best single-round score in the program’s modern era. Bonn became the first Valpo golfer to card a 67 since Jack Juskow on Feb. 15, 2020 at the Invitation at Savannah Harbor.
By going five strokes under par, Bonn also joined elite company. His round tied for sixth in program history in 18-hole score in relation to par. He became the first Valpo golfer since Juskow in that same 2020 event to go five under or better. In addition, Bonn joins Juskow, Drew Alexander, Peter Webb (4x), Jared Magoline and Nick Seitz as the only Valpo golfers since the program’s 2009 relaunch to enjoy a round of five under or better.
The team score of 284 (-4) in Round 2 represented one of the program’s all-time best marks. The overall score tied for sixth in the program’s modern history and accounted for the team’s best single-round score since a 283 in Round 2 of the Invitation at Savannah Harbor on Feb. 15, 2020.
The 18-hole score in relation to par of four under is also tied for sixth in program history in that area and is the best since the team went five under in the aforementioned Savannah Harbor round.
Valpo holds the best Par-3 (3.00) and Par-5 (4.50) scoring averages in the tournament and is second to only Wright State on Par-4 holes (4.23).
Four Beacons had eagles on the day. Bonn eagled the Par-4 second hole in Round 2, Garrett Willis (Fort Wayne, Ind. / Homestead) turned the trick on the Par-5 sixth hole in Round 2, Kostouros did so on the Par-5 first hole of Round 1 and Booth achieved the feat on the Par-5 first hole of Round 2.
Valpo also produced 38 birdies, led by 10 from Kostouros.
Thoughts from Head Coach Dave Gring
“We had some rainy conditions that we have not seen in practice or play since the start of our season. The guys were well prepared and I thought they managed everything terrifically, whether that was simply staying dry or how a shot was going to react on the wet green. These 36-hole days are long, but I felt their focus was consistent each hole and every shot, staying in the moment. I felt this was very evident with the strong finish to the second round, playing the last six holes at 10 under.”
“After our first tournament, we talked about the importance of playing the Par 3s well, and this was a big area of improvement for us today. I was thrilled to see us playing the Par 3s at even par today and Mason and Anthony leading the way at two under. We also discussed the importance of scoring on the Par 5s, and it’s good to see the guys taking advantage of those opportunities also. We still need to clean-up some of the poor shot execution and/or course management on the Par 4s with the double and triple bogeys.”
“Sam and Anthony had terrific first rounds at two and one under, respectively. Mason and Caleb stepped up for us in the second round at five and one under, respectively. Six birdies and an eagle for Mason in the second round is masterful work and our team is thrilled to see him scoring on that level, which he’s totally capable of doing. Add to that two even par rounds by Yianni and one by Caleb and it was a solid team effort across the board.”
The third and final round of the Valpo Fall Invitational will take place on Tuesday at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton, Ind. Tee times will begin off the first and 10th tees. Live scoring will be available via GolfStat.
VALPO WOMEN’S GOLF: Fay Leads Beacons on Day 1 of Cardinal Classic
The Valparaiso University women’s golf team battled rainy and windy conditions on Monday at The Players Club in Yorktown, Ind. on Day 1 of the Cardinal Classic hosted by Ball State. Freshman Anna Fay (Ada, Mich. / Forest Hills) had a strong day, posting a pair of sub-80 rounds to lead her team.
How It Happened
Fay carded the best round of the day by any Beacon in Round 1, finishing the morning session with a 78 on the par-72, 6204-yard course. She followed with a 79 in Round 2 to finish Monday’s competition at 157, tied for 38th in the 88-player field.
Fay was followed by senior Payton Hodson (Middleton, Wis. / Middleton) and freshman Madison Keil (LaGrange, Ind. / Lakeland), who tied for second on the team at 161. Hodson stroked a 79 in Round 1 and followed with an 82 in Round 2, while Keil had the same scores in the opposite order.
As a team, Valpo carded a 322 in each round for a 36-hole score of 644, finishing ahead of Taylor (650) and Northern Kentucky (651) on the team leaderboard. Akron and Purdue Fort Wayne are tied for first at 609, while Ball State’s Liz Kim holds the individual lead at 143 (71-72).
Inside the Rounds
Valpo had nine birdies as a team, led by Keil and Cailey Rooker (St. Joseph, Mich. / St. Joseph) with three apiece.
Fay achieved par or better on 23 occasions and thrived on Par-3 holes, where her 2.83 average tied for the best in the tournament.
Thoughts from Head Coach Jill McCoy
“The conditions were tough today between the rain and the wind. Anna played good and very consistent, which was important given the conditions. The team is looking forward to going out strong tomorrow and improving on today’s rounds.”
The Beacons will close out the Cardinal Classic on Tuesday with Round 3 tee times beginning at 8:30 a.m. Live scoring is available via GolfStat.
Purdue Fort Wayne Women’s Golf Leads Cardinal Classic Through 36 Holes
YORKTOWN, Ind. – Through 36 holes at the Cardinal Classic, the Purdue Fort Wayne women’s golf team is leading 16-team field with a score of 304-305-609. The Mastodons are tied with Akron with 18 to play.
The Mastodons had all five players shoot in the 70’s on Monday, September 20 at The Players Club. The ‘Dons have a lead over four Horizon League programs: Cleveland State (614), IUPUI (615), Oakland (624) and Northern Kentucky (652). As a team, Purdue Fort Wayne was the only team to go even on par-5 holes.
Anna Olafsdottir shot a 75-76-151 to finish the day in a tie with teammate Taylor Norman in 10th. The Iceland native started her day with a pair of pars and a birdie. She moved to 2-under after birdies on holes one and two. In her second round, she got birdies on the 506-yard par-5 fourth and the 188-yard par-3 fifth hole.
Mastodon newcomer Norman turned in a 76-75-151 in her first action competing for the ‘Dons’ team score. In the morning round, Norman got a birdie to fall on the 356-yard hole one. She ended her opening round with six straight pars. In her second go-around, she birdied 13, then after making the carded another birdie on four. Norman finished her day with a birdie on 11.
Laura Caetano, who shot a 79-75-154, got two birdies in her opening round on holes 15 and 17. In the second round of the day, Caetano had two more birdies coming on holes three and 17. With 18 to play, the senior from Brazil is in 22nd place.
Senior Emma Schroeder shot 77-79-156 to finish the first 36 holes in a tie for 36th place with Kennedy Brooker. She started on hole 10, firing a 35 on the back thanks to birdies on 11 and 15. After making the turn, she got two more birdies to go on holes one and four. In the evening round, Schroeder repeated with a birdie on one, then another on hole three. For the day, she tied Olafsdottir for the second-best average on par-5 holes in the field.
Brooker had her first round score of 76 taken for the team score. She had 15 pars in the morning session. In round two, she turned in 11 more pars to place in the top-five in the field in total pars. She finished her rounds with scores of 76-80-156.
Ball State’s Liz Kim is leading the individual race, as she shot a 1-under 143.
The third and final round of the Cardinal Classic will be played tomorrow (Tuesday, Sept. 20) in the morning. The ‘Dons will fire off with a shotgun start, with a start time to be determined based on the weather.
MARIAN FOOTBALL: POMILI TABBED SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
INDIANAPOLIS – Coming off a 16-point performance making all eight of his kicks on Saturday, the MSFA has announced Marlon Pomili as the Week 4 Mideast Special Teams Player of the Week. Pomili is the third different Knight in as many weeks to earn their first career honor for the same award this season, joining Taylor Soper and Jalen Jennings.
Pomili had an outstanding day on Saturday, scoring 16 points in his third collegiate game against St. Francis (Ill.). The freshman kicker was a perfect 4-4 on point after attempts, and was also perfect on field goals converting each of his four tries, including a long of 40 yards. Through three career games Pomili has made six field goals, which is tied for sixth most in program history.
Marian will return home after back to back road trips taking on Missouri Baptist at 1:05 PM.
MARIAN WOMEN’S SOCCER: SCHLOM EARNS FIRST CAREER CROSSROADS LEAGUE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONOR
Jackson, Mich. – Following a pair of game-winning goals scored in the last week, Marian women’s soccer junior striker Allie Schlom has been named the Crossroads League Offensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league Monday afternoon. Schlom is the third different Knight to earn the honor this season, earning the first player of the week honor in her career.
Schlom scored a goal and added an assist in each of No. 7 Marian’s wins on the week, helping MU top No. 25 Northwestern Ohio and No. 14 Aquinas. Schlom’s goals were the game-winners in each contest, as she pushed Marian to their Crossroads League leading sixth and seventh wins of the season.
Marian will play their third consecutive ranked opponent on Saturday night, beginning Crossroads League play at No. 15 Grace.
EARLHAM FIELD HOCKEY: Earlham field hockey given their first loss of the season to 17th ranked Centre
DANVILLE, Ky. – Two goals in the third quarter proved to be the difference as the Earlham College field hockey team had its six-match winning streak snapped on Sunday, Sept. 19.
The Quakers held No. 17 Centre College scoreless in the first half for the first time this season.
In the second half Megan Coomes scored both goals for No. 17 Centre College that helped give Centre the 2-0 victory over the Quakers.
Earlham is now 6-1, while Centre remains unbeaten at 6-0.
Goalkeeper Meg Murphy had five saves for the Quakers.
The Quakers return to action at Wittenberg University on Tuesday, Sept. 21. The non-conference contest begins at 7 p.m.
Later this season, the two teams will play their North Coast Athletic Conference match at Earlham on Oct. 30.
IU EAST MEN’S GOLF: IU EAST AT LAWRENCE TECH CLASSIC – DAY 1 RECAP
GAYLORD, Mich. – The Indiana University East men’s golf team is in fourth place after the first round of the Lawrence Technological University Blue Devil Classic.
The Red Wolves posted a team score of 293 on Sept. 20 on the par-70, 6,357-yard Tradition course at Treetops Resort.
No. 35 Lawrence Tech and Northwestern Ohio shot 276 to share the Round 1 lead.
“We were much improved at putting up a score when not having our ‘A’ game. Unfortunately, at a course like this against a field of this caliber, that wasn’t enough to keep us in contention,” said IU East coach Jeff Williams. “We all fully expect to go lower tomorrow.”
IU East’s Rafael Beirana shot 71 and is tied for ninth place. Jake Miller and Kyle Cochran posted 73s and are tied for 19th. Angel Del Valle carded a 74 playing as an individual.
Lawrence Tech’s Bruno Vicente shot 64 for the 18-hole lead.
The final round tees off at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 21.
IUE VOLLEYBALL: WVU TECH AT IU EAST PREVIEW
It’s a late afternoon start for the Indiana University East volleyball team when the Red Wolves host WVU Tech on Sept. 21.
Match time for the River States Conference match between the Red Wolves (8-6, 3-0) and Golden Bears (5-10, 1-1) is 5:30 p.m. on Lingle Court.
FOLLOW THE MATCH
General admission for IU East volleyball is $7 per day. IU East students, faculty and staff are admitted free with their university ID.
Stop by the “Red Wolf Rally” pregame festivities starting at 4:45 p.m. outside of Lingle Court. Enjoy yard games, free food and free t-shirts! The Howl Crowd student section will offer giveaways during the match, including a free television!
As announced on Aug. 4, 2021, with guidance from the university’s medical and public health leaders as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Indiana Department of Health, all students, faculty, staff and visitors on all IU campuses are instructed to wear a mask indoors, including at IU East volleyball home matches on Lingle Court. This guidance will allow IU campuses to keep in-person classes, events and activities while also maintaining health and safety.
The GPS address for Lingle Court is 2325 Chester Boulevard in Richmond.
Live video, produced by Whitewater Education Television (WETV), Comcast Channel 20, is scheduled to be available.
Live stats also are scheduled to be available.
Monitor iueredwolves.com for the game recaps and results.
YOU OUGHT TO KNOW
* IU East enters the week on a three-match winning streak, including weekend wins at Ohio Valley University and Ohio Christian University. The Red Wolves have won 14 consecutive RSC regular season matches dating back to 2019.
* IU East is tied with Point Park atop the RSC East Division with 3-0 league records.
* IU East is 7-4 all-time against WVU Tech. The Red Wolves won the lone meeting last season, a four-set decision in Richmond.
* Jessica Swimm (3.52 kills per set), Teah Barrett Matthews (.310 hitting average), Reece Shirley (8.96 assists per set), Jenna Mitchell (.50 aces per set), Sammei Fulkerson-Bird (4.04 digs per set) and Sheridan Phillips (.75 blocks per set) are IU East’s leaders in the standard statistical categories.
Hughes Named NCAC Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week
Wabash College junior midfielder Austin Hughes has been named the North Coast Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week for his efforts in three matches for the Little Giants last week.
Hughes scored two goals and handed out three assists to help Wabash earn three victories over the past seven days. He picked up an assist on the Little Giants’ second goal of a 5-0 home win over Anderson University on Tuesday. Saturday Hughes scored the first goal of the game at Hanover in a match Wabash eventually won by a score of 3-1.
Sunday Hughes provided an assist on the Little Giants’ first goal of its home match against Grinnell, then added a goal in the first six minutes of the second half to give Wabash a 2-1 lead. Hughes added another assist on the Little Giants’ eventual game-winning goal in a 3-2 victory over the Pioneers.
TAYLOR ATHLETICS | Brackenbury Honored with First Career POTW Award
JACKSON, Mich. – The Crossroads League released yet another compilation of weekly honors, in which Taylor women’s soccer goalie, Hannah Brackenbury, was recognized as the CL Defensive Player of the Week.
The Grand Haven, Michigan, native collected three shutouts in TU’s three-win week, while recording seven total saves. Brackenbury ignited her week’s effort by securing all three of IU-Kokomo’s shots-on-goal, as the Trojans went on to roll 7-0. Later in the week, Taylor went on to win 2-0 against Georgetown and IU-Tech, while Brackenbury collected an additional two saves in each of those shutout wins.
The Trojan goalie leads the nation with seven shutouts and is one of eight goalies in the NAIA who have maintained a perfect 0.0 goals-against average thus far in the 2021 season. Along the way, Brackenbury has collected a total of 22 saves.
The junior standout has been instrumental in TU’s program-record start to the year. The Trojans have now rattled off seven-consecutive shutouts, which is both the longest shutout-streak to start a season and the longest shutout-streak period in program history.
As a result of the team’s hot start, TU now leads the nation with seven shutouts, 206 shots and 111 shots-on-goal, while ranking fourth in the NAIA with 29.4 shots-per-game and fifth with 32 goals scored.
This week’s honor marks the first time in Brackenbury’s career that she has been recognized with a CL Player-of-the-Week award.
TU Athletics now boasts a total of 12 Crossroads League or MSFA Player-of-the-Week awards, three of which belong to Taylor’s women’s soccer team.
Brackenbury and the Trojans (7-0-0) return to action on Saturday, September 25, when they kick off league play against Mount Vernon Nazarene (3-3-0) at 7:00 pm.
TAYLOR ATHLETICS | Fifield Claims Second Crossroads League Weekly Honor of Season
JACKSON, Mich. – RV Taylor senior libero, Stephaney Fifield, was voted the Crossroads League Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, as announced by the league office.
Fifield was pivotal in TU’s five-set win over No. 16 Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday, with 33 digs, seven assists and one service ace. The senior also recorded 23 digs one day earlier in a four-set win over Spring Arbor, after scooping 16 digs in a sweep of Goshen on Wednesday.
For the week, Fifield averaged 24.0 digs per match and 6.0 digs per set to solidify the Trojan back row defense.
The Fostoria, Michigan native closed the weekend ranked No. 2 in the NAIA with 403 digs this season and No. 4 with 6.1 digs per set through Taylor’s first 18 matches. Fifield has been a dominant force in TU’s lineup, recording at least 12 digs in all 18 outings, posting at least 20 digs in 13 of those matches and reaching the 30-dig mark three different times.
The CL weekly honor is the second of the season for Fifield and the sixth of the year for the Taylor volleyball program. Taylor Athletics has now garnered 12 CL or MSFA Athlete-of-the-Week awards already this fall.
Fifield and the Trojans (16-2, 6-1 CL) are poised to return to play on Wednesday, September 22, with a 7:00 pm match at Mount Vernon Nazarene (17-2, 6-1 CL).
TAYLOR ATHLETICS | Van Prooyen Earns Crossroads League Weekly Honor
AVON, Ohio – The Crossroads League recently announced its Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week honor, naming TU’s Derek Van Prooyen this week’s recipient.
Van Prooyen won on his home course Friday evening at the Ray Bullock Invite, leading a field of 171 runners. The experienced senior fought through the heat and hills and posted a time of 25:31.3 to secure the win. The Munster, Indiana native and two other Trojan seniors led the race and finished at the top of the field, helping the No. 1-ranked Trojans win the overall team victory.
This is Van Prooyen’s first Crossroads League Cross Country Runner of the Week honor during his Taylor career. This is the second-consecutive Crossroads League weekly honor received by the Taylor men’s cross country team, as Daniel Gerber received the award last week.
Van Prooyen and the No. 1 Trojans (24-1) will return to the course for the Louisville Cross Country Classic on Saturday morning, October 2.
THREE IWU WILDCATS COLLECT CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
MARION, Ind. – Indiana Wesleyan Athletics Department is proud to announce three athletes to Crossroads/MSFS Mideast League Player of the Week honors.
Devodney Alford led the Wildcats to an upset over No. 6 Olivet Nazarene. Alford rushed for 143 yards wild racking up 143 yards while finding the end zone on three occasions for a career high. In addition, Alford used his arm in the RedZone connecting with Charlie Hill for his first career touchdown. He also added 34 yards receiving on Saturday.
Nathan Sharrett posted a pair of shutouts with 11 saves in net this week. Sharrett’s defense led to wins over University of Michigan-Dearborn and #24 University of Northwestern Ohio.
Jeremias Rocco won each of his four matches, with two wins coming at No. 2 singles and two more at No. 2 Doubles. Rocco helped lead IWU to their Crossroads League Regular Season title for the fifth straight year.
Anderson Selects Huffman as Head Track & Field Coach
The Anderson University athletics department and Athletic Director Marcie Taylor have selected Nic Huffman as the Anderson head track & field coach and assistant cross country coach, which was announced on Monday.
Huffman arrives at Anderson with eight years of collegiate coaching experience as a cross country and track & field assistant coach. He was also an Anderson University track and field standout, who competed on three conference championship teams.
“I’m excited to bring Coach Nic Huffman on board to lead the men’s and women’s track & field programs,” Taylor said. “Coach Huffman’s prior coaching and recruiting experiences, work at a faith-based institution, coupled with being an alum of AU and the track & field program makes him uniquely qualified to be the next head coach. As one who has continued to nurture his faith journey since graduating from AU, Coach Huffman has a strong desire to mentor student-athletes in their faith development, along with a strong commitment to academic achievement.”
Huffman served as an assistant track & field/cross country coach at Ohio Christian University from 2016-19, leading the sprint, hurdle and jump groups. During that time, the sprint, hurdle and jumping totaled four National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national qualifiers and two NAIA All-Americans. The Ohio Christian women’s track and field team achieved No. 15 national ranking during Huffman’s tenure. Huffman also served as an admissions counselor during his time at Ohio Christian.
“I’m very excited to be returning to a program that had a large influence in my life,” Huffman said. “Most of my closest brothers and sisters came from this program. There is a lot to do and I can’t wait to get to work.”
Huffman took on the role of assistant track & field/cross country coach at Roanoke College from 2012-14 where he led the jump group. Huffman was part of the women’s 2013 and 2014 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship teams.
Huffman served as an assistant track & field coach at Anderson University during the previous three years. During that time, the Ravens notched 24 HCAC event titles and seven HCAC Athletes of the Week in track and field. Anderson also secured second in the 2012 HCAC Women’s Outdoor Championships.
Huffman has spent the most recent two years as a personal fitness and wellness consultant at Exercise Inc. in the Indianapolis area, as well as the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in the Riley Sports Legends Experience.
As a track and field athlete at Anderson, Huffman was a four-time all-HCAC recipient and a member of three conference championship teams. Huffman competed on a conference-winning 4×400 relay team in each of his four years at Anderson. Huffman captured the 400-meter hurdles conference title as a sophomore and junior. He then locked up the HCAC title in the javelin as a senior. He still ranks in the top 10 in school history in the 400 hurdles and the 4×400. The Ravens captured conference titles in 2005, 2006 and 2007 during his time at Anderson.
Huffman graduated from Anderson in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in History. He then earned his Master of Business Administration at Ohio Christian University.
Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.
River States Conference Player of the Week awardees selected for Sept. 13-19
WISECUP WINS RSC WOMEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK FOR IU EAST
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Indiana University East senior Jo Wisecup pulled in a tournament victory and thus was named River States Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week Sept. 13-19.
Wisecup, from Enon, Ohio, won first place at the IU Kokomo Fall Invitational. She also led her team to first place in the standings. Wisecup fired consistent rounds of 80 and 81 to win the tournament by one stroke. There were four teams and 30 players in the field overall.
MILLER GETS ANOTHER RSC MEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK FOR IU EAST
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Indiana University East sophomore Jake Miller for the second time in three weeks has been named the River States Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week Sept. 13-19.
Miller, from Richmond, Ind., earned his most-recent honor by winning first place at the IU Kokomo Fall Invitational. Miller was first of 64 players with rounds of 77 and 72. He finished strong with an even-par round to not only win the tournament but also lead the Red Wolves to second place out of 12 teams.
ALDERTON RACES TO RSC WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE WEEK FOR BRESCIA (KY.)
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Brescia (Ky.) University junior Bree Alderton won first place at IU East to take home River States Conference Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week Sept. 13-19.
Alderton, from Owensboro, Ky., made her debut for Brescia at the IU East Invitational. She won the 5,000-meter race with a time of 19 minutes, 12 seconds out of 53 runners. She won by more than two minutes on the course that will host the RSC Championship last this year. The Bearcats placed second as team.
Brescia will be at the Greater Louisville Classic Oct. 2.
KOCIS CLAIMS ANOTHER RSC MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE WEEK HONOR FROM MIDWAY
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Midway (Ky.) University freshman Jacob Kocis led the Eagles to the victory at IU East to claim River States Conference Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week for Sept. 13-19. It’s his second weekly honor of the year.
The product of Island Pond, Vt., was third place overall out of 52 runners at the IU East Invitational. That led Midway to first place in the team standings. Kocis had a time of 28 minutes, 36 seconds in the 8,000-meter race. Midway will be at the Greater Louisville Classic Oct. 2.
MOREJON SCORES RSC MEN’S SOCCER OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR BRESCIA (KY.)
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Brescia (Ky.) University freshman Javier Morejon was selected for River States Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for his performance Sept. 13-19.
The Havanna, Cuba, native scored six goals and 12 points in two games on the week. He tied a Brescia record with five goals in a single game versus Carlow (Pa.). He scored in both games on the week with also getting the game-winner versus Point Park (Pa.) as well. Morejon scored his goals on eight shots on goal and 11 shots overall. Brescia is now 5-3, 2-0 RSC.
CAUDILL GETS RSC MEN’S SOCCER DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR MIDWAY (KY.)
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Midway (Ky.) University goalkeeper Hunter Caudill was big in the net for the Eagles and was awarded River States Conference Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week Sept. 13-19.
Caudill, from Winchester, Ky., made a combined 18 saves in three games as the Eagles went 2-1 on the week. A big game was nine saves in a 2-1 win over IU East, which pulled the Eagles even at 1-1 RSC.
Caudill allowed four goals in three games. The Eagles beat Pikeville (Ky.) along with the win over IU East and lost to St. Mary-of-the-Woods (Ind.). Midway is 3-2 overall and will be at Asbury (Ky.) on Sept. 23.
TULLAR TAKES HOME RSC VOLLEYBALL ATTACKER OF THE WEEK
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Midway (Ky.) University senior Alysha Tullar had a huge week at the net to win River States Conference Volleyball Attacker of the Week for Sept. 13-19.
The outside hitter from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., had 41 kills and hit .321 in three matches for the Eagles. Midway was 3-0 on the week with conference wins over IU Kokomo and. St. Mary-of-the-Woods and a non-conference in over Asbury (Ky.).
Tullar averaged 3.15 kills per set. She had double-digit kills in two of the matches and led the Eagles to their first win over IU Kokomo. She also totaled 17 digs for an average of 1.31 digs per set. Midway is now 7-0 overall, 2-0 RSC and will host Oakland City on Friday.
FISHER REPEATS AS RSC VOLLEYBALL DEFENDER OF THE WEEK FOR IU SOUTHEAST
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Indiana University Southeast junior Lexie Fisher won River States Conference Volleyball Defender of the Week for the second time in a row, most recently for her play Sept. 13-19.
Fisher, a defensive specialist from Mt. Washington, Ky., collected 74 digs in three matches and 11 sets on the week. She averaged 6.73 digs per set and also put up six service aces and 15 assists.
IU Southeast was 2-1 on the week victories over St. Mary-of-the-Woods and Hanover and a loss to IU Kokomo.
HUNTZINGER NAMED RSC VOLLEYBALL SETTER OF THE WEEK FOR RIO GRANDE (OHIO)
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — University of Rio Grande (Ohio) freshman Avery Huntzinger was chosen as the River States Conference Volleyball Setter of the Week for her play Sept. 13-19.
The Canal Winchester, Ohio, native recorded 96 assists in three matches for the RedStorm. That was good for an average of 8.00 assists per set. She also tallied 20 digs, four service aces and four total blocks on the week. Rio Grande capped off the week with a victory over Carlow (Pa.). That rebounded the RedStorm from earlier defeats to IU East and Point Park (Pa.).
TRIGG NAMED RSC WOMEN’S SOCCER OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK FROM SMWC
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — St. Mary-of-the-Woods (Ind.) College freshman Kennedy Trigg scored six goals on the week to earn River States Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week Sept. 13-19.
The Greencastle, Ind., native had a total of 14 points in the three games on the week. That was with six goals along with two assists as the Pomeroys went 3-0. The middle game of the week was a 4-0 win over Midway (Ky.) to start SMWC off to a 1-0 RSC record. The Pomeroys also beat Lincoln Christian and University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy St. Louis.
SPRY SELECTED RSC WOMEN’S SOCCER DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR POINT PARK (PA.)
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Point Park (Pa.) University center back Cary Spry keyed two shutouts to earn River States Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week Sept. 13-19.
Spry, from Currituck, N.C., led the Pioneers to shutouts of 4-0 over Brescia (Ky.) and 1-0 over Oakland City (Ind.) to start the year at 2-0 RSC. She also got into the scoring action with the game-winning goal and the only goal late in the first half versus Oakland City.
The Point Park defense allowed a combined 12 shots in the two games and kept the scoreboard clean. The Pioneers host Washington Adventist Sept. 22.
Vincennes stays unbeaten in Region 24 play after road win over Kaskaskia
CENTRALIA, Ill. – The Vincennes University volleyball team hit the road Monday night to take on the defending Region 24 champion-Kaskaskia College Blue Angels in what was sure to be “Game of the Week” in Region 24.
Set one lived up to the lofty expectations as the two teams battled back-and-forth as the set went to overtime.
Kaskaskia came away with the set one win, 26-24. The score was tied 16 times during set one and the lead changed hands a staggering nine times.
Vincennes looked determined in set two, jumping out to an 8-2 lead early.
The Blue Angels attempted a comeback, cutting the lead down to just two, but that would be as close as they would get as VU took set two and evened the match with a 25-16 win.
Set three began as another back-and-forth battle, with the score tied at seven-all, before the Blazers went on to score nine of the next ten points to jump out to a 16-8 advantage.
Kaskaskia would cut the lead to three but could not regain the lead as Vincennes took set three 25-17 and took the 2-1 match lead.
Looking to avoid playing a fifth set, the Trailblazers found themselves behind 10-9 midway through the fourth set.
VU would turn to sophomore Grace Earp (Mattoon, Ill.) and Addison Ainscough (Cannelburg, Ind.) who helped guide the Blazers on an 11-1 scoring run from the service line to take a commanding 20-11 lead.
This deficit would prove to be too much for the Blue Angels as Vincennes won set four and the match 25-15.
“This was a step forward in maturity for us,” VUVB head coach Gary Sien said. “To lose a close first set and not lose composure. This was a tough team to play as they have played twice as many matches as we had and they swung hard at every single ball. This is a great restart for us, to start out this well after the stoppage.”
The Blazers were led offensively by Polish outside hitters Jagoda Szybinska (Poznan, Poland) and Malgorzata Banasiak (Gdynia, Poland).
Szybinska led the Blazers with 16 kills and three aces on the night, while also adding eight digs and two block assists defensively.
Banasiak finished with 12 kills, more than doubling her previous career-high of five, while also finishing with four block assists on the night.
“Our two polish kids had an exceptional night, as Jagoda was efficient on the left side, as was Gosia on the right side,” Sien added.
Freshman Addison Ainscough was the third Trailblazer hitter to finish with double-digit kills, ending her night with her third career double-double with 10 kills and 16 digs.
Sophomore Breanna Metzger (Dale, Ind.) finished with nine kills, to go along with four block assists.
Sophomore Jamie Russell (East St. Louis, Ill.) matched Szybinska’s production from the service line, ending with three aces as well as four kills and four set assists.
Emilie Cornelson (Saskatoon, Canada) led the Blazer defense at the net, finishing with a team-high six block assists and three kills on the night.
The VU offense was run by setters Hannah Graber (Montgomery, Ind.) and Josephine Mulligan (Saint John, Ind.).
Graber led VU with 24 set assists, while also adding seven digs and three kills. Mulligan finished with 23 set assists, eight digs and an ace on the match.
Sophomores Grace Earp and Amee Beedle (Wheaton, Ill.) led the backrow play for the Blazers, with Earp finishing with a team-high 17 digs and three set assists and Beedle adding eight digs on the night.
The Blazers will hit the road again this Wednesday, Sept. 22, when they travel to Fairfield, Ill. to take on Frontier Community College at 7 p.m. eastern.
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1892 At Cleveland’s League Park, John Clarkson of the Spiders beats the Pirates 3-2 to become the fifth pitcher in major league history to record his 300th victory. The 31 year-old right-hander will compile a 328-178 record during his 12 year Hall of Fame career in the big leagues.
1896 Connie Mack announces he will leave the Pirates to manage the minor-league Milwaukee Brewers of the Western League. The light-hitting catcher retires as a full-time player to accept the deal, including twenty-five percent of the club, a precursor to his 54-year reign as the American League A’s owner.
1925 Barney Friberg catches an inning in a 9-7 loss against Pittsburgh, the only position on the field the Phillies utility man hadn’t yet played this season. Ripley’s Believe or Not highlights his achievement in its syndicated cartoon.
1934 “If I’da known he was gonna throw one, I’da thrown one, too.” – DIZZY DEAN, after his brother tosses a no-hitter in the nightcap of a doubleheader.
In the second game of a twin bill at Ebbets Field, 22 year-old Cardinal hurler Paul Dean, called Daffy by his teammates, becomes the fifth rookie to throw a no-hitter, beating the Dodgers, 3-0. His brother Dizzy held Brooklyn hitless until the eighth inning in the opener, settling for a two-hitter in the team’s 13-0 blanking of the Bums.
1941 The Giants become the first major league team to start four Jewish players when Harry Danning (C), Harry Feldman (P), Morrie Arnovich (LF), and Sid Gordon (CF) take the field at the Polo Grounds. The game also marks the first time a Jewish pitcher and a Jewish catcher form the battery with 30 year-old backstop Danning calling the pitches for 21-year-old rookie right-hander Feldman, who is making second big league start.
1947 The first Reds game is broadcast on television by W8XCT, the station to become known as WLWT. An estimated home audience of 10,000 viewers watches their hometown heroes lose to the Pirates in the Sunday afternoon contest at Crosley Field, 11-7.
1949 At Wrigley Field, the Phillies beat Chicago, 3-1, for their 78th victory of the season. The win guarantees the club its first winning season since 1932, snapping a 16-year streak of futility.
1951 In his major league debut, Cardinals hurler Jack Collum throws a two-hit shutout against the Cubs at Sportsman’s Park, 6-0. The 24 year-old rookie southpaw, who developed a natural screwball due to losing part of his index finger in a farm accident, will post a 32-28 record during his nine-year tenure with six different big-league teams.
1952 In front of the season’s second-largest crowd, with many of the 8,822 fans rooting for the Dodgers, the Braves play their final home game in Boston. Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella hits the last home run at Braves Field in an 8-2 victory over the Milwaukee-bound club.
1954 Rookie pitcher Bob Grim wins his 20th game when the Yankees defeat the Senators, 3-1. Due to arm troubles, the 24 year-old right-hander will eventually be used exclusively in relief, becoming a selection for the All-Star team in that role for the American League squad in 1957.
1956 At Fenway Park, the Yankees strand 20 runners, losing to the Red Sox, 13-7. The number of players left on base sets a big-league record for a nine-inning game.
1959 With an eight-inning 12-hit effort in the Braves’ 8-6 victory over Pittsburgh at Forbes Field, lefty Warren Spahn earns his 20th victory for the fourth consecutive season and the tenth time in his career. The southpaw will compile 13 seasons with twenty or more wins during his 21-year Hall of Fame tenure in the major leagues.
1963 When first base umpire Doug Harvey tosses skipper Danny Murtaugh and coach Frank Oceak, Gene Baker takes over the club’s reins the final two innings, becoming the first black to manage a team at the major-league level. The former Kansas City Monarchs, Chicago Cubs, and Pirates infielder’s historic moment is spoiled when Willie Davis hits a three-run walk-off home run, giving the Dodgers a 5-3 victory over the Bucs in the Chavez Ravine contest.
1964 In the first of ten consecutive losses, the front-running Phillies lose to the Reds at Connie Mack Stadium, 1-0. The game’s only run scores in the sixth inning when Chico Ruiz steals home, the play which many fans believe is the harbinger of the season-ending collapse which will see the team blow a six-and-half game lead with 12 left to play.
1964 Returning from a West Coast road trip, the Phillies are greeted at the airport by over 2,000 pennant-fever fans when they arrive in Philadelphia early in the morning. In front of the National League by six and a half games with only 12 games to play, the team will suffer a ten-game losing streak and not make it to the postseason.
1966 The smallest crowd in the 46 year-old history of Chicago’s Wrigley Field watches the Cubs beat Cincinnati, 9-3. The 530 fans in attendance at the ballpark for the Wednesday afternoon contest see Billy Williams and Adolfo Phillips go deep in a game that takes only two hours and twenty-four minutes to complete.
1969 In a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the tenth inning at Candlestick Park, LA’s Pete Mikkelsen quickly retires the first two Giants batters, but then is ordered to intentionally walk Willie McCovey, who is 4-for-4 in the game. The Dodger reliever proceeds to issue free passes unintentionally to the next two hitters to load the bases, losing the game when shortstop Maury Wills boots pinch-hitter Jim Davenport’s ground ball.
1970 Oakland southpaw Vida Blue, in his eighth major league start, becomes the 11th rookie to throw a no-hitter. The A’s 21-year-old freshman, who will become the AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner next season, beats the Twins at Oakland Coliseum, 6-0.
1971 By a vote of 10–2, the American League gives the cash-strapped Senators approval to move to Arlington next season, with only the Orioles and White Sox casting negative votes. In 1961, Charlie O. Finley had explored shifting his Kansas City A’s to the welcoming Metroplex in Texas but received no support from his fellow owners.
1971 Dave McNally wins his 20th game for the fourth consecutive season when he blanks New York at Yankee Stadium, 5-0. The southpaw becomes the first of the four 20-game winners on the club, which will include Jim Palmer, Mike Cuellar, and Pat Dobson.
1973 In Detroit, John Hiller goes 3.2 innings in the Tigers’ 5-1 victory over the Red Sox, notching his 38th save, a club record. Two years ago, the southpaw reliever suffered a heart attack at the age of 27.
1973 On the day they get to .500, the Mets move into first place for the first time since May 27th, a half a game ahead of Pittsburgh in the ‘NL Least.’ Thanks to Tom Seaver’s complete-game five-hitter, New York evens its record at 77-77 with a 10-2 victory, the 21st in the last 29 games.
1975 Jim Rice suffers a broken bone in his hand after being hit by a Vern Ruhle pitch in the first inning of the team’s 6-5 victory over the Tigers in Detroit. The injury will cause the 22 year-old Red Sox rookie sensation to miss the remainder of the season, including the World Series.
1975 Gaylord Perry goes the distance, limiting Chicago to six hits in the team’s 8-2 win at White Sox Park. The victory gives the Ranger right-hander the identical career win-loss record (215-174) of his brother, Jim, released by the A’s in August after getting his final major league decision earlier in the month.
1979 In the Royals’ 13-4 rout of the A’s at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, U.L. Washington hits two three-run home runs, one left-handed and one right-handed. The pair of round-trippers will be the only ones the Kansas City shortstop hits in the 101 games he plays this season.
1981 Phillies southpaw Steve Carlton becomes the all-time National League strikeout leader when he fans Andre Dawson in the third frame of the team’s 1-0 loss in 17 innings at Montreal. Lefty, who tosses ten shutout innings and fans a dozen batters in the Olympic Stadium contest, surpasses Cardinal legend Bob Gibson with his 3,118th career strikeout, taking over the top spot in the Senior Circuit.
1986 Jimmy Jones tosses a one-hit shutout in his major league debut when San Diego blanks Houston, 5-0. The 22 year-old # 1 draft pick, who will post a 43-39 record during his eight-year big league career with the Padres, Yankees, and Astros, allows only a third-inning triple to opposing pitcher Bob Knepper
1987 Darryl Strawberry and Howard Johnson become the first teammates to hit 30 homers and steal 30 bases in the same season when the ‘Straw’ steals two bases in the Mets’ 7-1 victory over Chicago at Wrigley Field. The southpaw swinger is only the tenth member of the 30-30 club, but is the fourth player, along with HoJo, Indians’ right fielder Joe Carter, and Reds center fielder Eric Davis, to accomplish the feat this season.
1987 Howard Johnson breaks a 53 year-old National League record when he strokes his 36th home run as a switch hitter in the Mets’ 7-1 victory over Chicago at Wrigley Field. The third baseman’s historic homer, the team’s franchise-high seventh grand slam of the season, surpasses the mark established by Cardinals’ first baseman Ripper Collins in 1934 but is far less than the major league record of 54 set in 1961 by Yankees slugger Mickey Mantle.
1988 Kevin McReynolds steals his 21st and final base of the season when he swipes second base in the fifth inning of the Mets’ 4-3 victory over the Phillies at Shea Stadium. The New York outfielder finishes the campaign without being caught, surpassing the major league record set by the A’s Jimmy Sexton with 16 stolen bases not being thrown out in 1982.
1988 Astros’ right-hander Bob Knepper tosses a one-hitter, beating Pete Smith, who also throws a complete game, and the Braves, 1-0. The only Atlanta hit in the two-hour-and-four-minute Astrodome contest is Dale Murphy’s second-inning infield single.
1995 John Vander Wal sets a major league record with his 26th pinch-hit of the season. The Rockies pinch-hitter’s historic hit is a seventh-inning solo home run off Sergio Valdez in Colorado’s 5-3 loss to the Giants at Candlestick Park.
1997 At Kauffman Stadium, Indians starter John Smiley breaks his arm throwing a curveball warming up in the bullpen. The southpaw, obtained in a midseason trade from the Reds, recently had been placed on the disabled list due to tendinitis.
1998 Jason Kendall sets a new National League record for catchers when he swipes his 26th base in an 8-1 loss to the Giants at Candlestick Park. The Pirates backstop surpasses the previous mark set by John Stearns, playing for the Mets in 1978.
2000 Vladimir Guerrero, in the team’s 10-3 victory over Florida, establishes an Expo single-season home run record by hitting his 43rd round-tripper. ‘Vlad the Impaler’, who breaks the record he set last year, goes deep to center field off A.J Burnett in the fifth inning of the Olympic Stadium contest to establish the new mark.
2001 Ranger infielder Alex Rodriguez hit his 47th home run, tying the major league mark for home runs in a season by a shortstop. The Cubs’ legend Ernie Banks established the record in 1958.
2001 The Mets donate their day’s pay, which totals approximately $500,000, from tonight’s game with the Braves at Shea to a rescue fund for the families of the firefighters and policemen killed in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks. The contest is the first professional baseball game played in New York since the tragedy.
2001 A crowd 41,235 at Shea Stadium witnesses baseball’s return to New York City for the first time since the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Uplifting ceremonies before and during the game, which include singers Diana Ross, Marc Anthony, Lisa Minnelli as well as bagpipers, pay tribute to victims of the tragedy. Mike Piazza’s eighth-inning home run gives the Mets a 3-2 dramatic victory over the Braves.
2003 Greg Maddux, with Atlanta beating the Marlins, 8-0, becomes the first pitcher to win at least 15 games in 16 consecutive seasons. The Braves’ righty, who pitched five scoreless innings, allowing only one hit en route to his 288th career victory, had shared the record with Cy Young.
2004 Raul Ibanez, in the Mariners’ 16-6 rout over LA, ties an American League record shared by 20+ players when he collects six hits in the nine-inning contest. The mark for the most hits in an AL game is nine, accomplished by Cleveland’s Johnny Burnett in an 18-inning marathon against Philadelphia.
2005 At Shea Stadium, Mudcat Grant and Al Downing welcome Marlins’ southpaw Dontrelle Willis to the “Black Aces,” a fraternity of African-Americans 20-game winners in a big-league season. Beating the Nationals earlier in the month, the D-Train became the 13th black to accomplish the feat and plans to join the Aces’ foundation to promote baseball in the African-American community.
2006 David Ortiz, hitting his 51st and 52nd homers, breaks the Red Sox’s franchise record of 50 in a single-season, established by Jimmie Foxx in 1938. ‘Big Papi’ also surpasses his own major league mark for home runs set by a DH with 45, two more than the standard he set last season.
2008 The Rays, who have never finished higher than fourth in the American League East Division during the first decade of their existence, clinch a postseason berth with a 7-2 victory over Minnesota at Tropicana Field. Southpaw Scott Kazmir throws six scoreless innings with Carlos Pena hitting a pair of doubles and solo home runs by Cliff Floyd and Fernando Perez providing the offensive in Tampa Bay’s historic win.
2008 After a moving ceremony celebrating the history of the 85 year-old ballpark, New York beat the Orioles in the last game ever played at Yankee Stadium, 7-3. Babe’s daughter, Julia Ruth Stevens, throws out the ceremonial first pitch, with team captain Derek Jeter, surrounded on the mound by his teammates, bids farewell to ‘House Ruth Built’ at the end of the game, in an address in front of the 54,610 fans attending the Bronx finale.
2009 Dave Clark, the team’s third-base coach, replaces Cecil Cooper as the slumping Astros manager. ‘Coop,’ after signing a contract extension to manage until the end of the 2010 season, piloted his club to a 171-170 record, including a disappointing 70-79 mark this season, during his two-year tenure in the Houston dugout.
2010 A 6-4 come-from-behind victory over Cleveland at Target Field along with Chicago’s loss in Oakland clinches the AL Central Division for the Twins. Minnesota, who had to play a 163rd game the previous two seasons to determine a division winner, becomes the first club this season to secure a postseason berth.
2010 Obtained in an off-season trade with Blue Jays, Roy Halladay becomes the Phillies’ first 20-game winner since Steve Carlton reached the milestone 28 years ago, and the first right-hander to accomplish the feat for the club since Robin Roberts posted a 23-14 record in 1955. The 5-3 victory over Atlanta, Philadelphia’s ninth straight win that increases the team’s NL East lead to five games over the fading Braves, makes ‘Doc’ the 17th pitcher to accomplish the feat in both leagues, having compiled two 20-win seasons with the Blue Jays.
2013 Matt Carpenter breaks Stan Musial’s 1953 Cardinals single-season record for two-baggers hit by a left-handed batter when he doubles for the 54th time this season, reaching the milestone in the fifth inning of the team’s 7-2 victory over the Brewers at Miller Park. Joe Medwick established the overall franchise mark, hitting 64 during the 1936 campaign.
2013 Mariners left fielder Raul Ibanez’s 29th round-tripper, his 300th career home run, ties him with Ted Williams for the most hit in a season by a player who is 41 or older. In his final year as a major leaguer, the’ Splendid Splinter hit that many in 1960 playing with the Red Sox.
2019 With two years left on his contract, the Padres fired manager Andy Green, citing communication issues. During his four seasons with the Friars, the 42 year-old skipper compiled a 274-366 (.428) record, never finishing higher than fourth in the five-team NL Western Division.
2020 The A’s become the first team to clinch a division in the shortened Covid-19 season, securing the flag on an off day when an Astros’ loss to Mariners puts the second-place club 6.5 games behind with six to play. The victory marks Oakland’s first championship since 2013, but the team will be making their third straight postseason appearance, facing the White Sox in the new three-game Wild Card series.
|Tampa Bay||93||58||.616||–||48 – 28||45 – 30||48 – 23||19 – 13||14 – 17||5 – 5||W 1|
|Boston||86||65||.570||7||47 – 29||39 – 36||40 – 30||20 – 13||15 – 18||7 – 3||W 5|
|Toronto||84||66||.560||8.5||43 – 31||41 – 35||37 – 31||17 – 13||16 – 16||7 – 3||L 1|
|NY Yankees||84||67||.556||9||43 – 33||41 – 34||30 – 37||22 – 10||20 – 12||6 – 4||W 1|
|Baltimore||48||102||.320||44.5||23 – 51||25 – 51||18 – 52||10 – 24||13 – 15||2 – 8||W 1|
|Chi White Sox||85||65||.567||–||49 – 27||36 – 38||19 – 14||38 – 28||16 – 17||5 – 5||L 1|
|Cleveland||73||76||.490||11.5||36 – 38||37 – 38||13 – 21||38 – 28||13 – 16||4 – 6||L 2|
|Detroit||73||78||.483||12.5||40 – 36||33 – 42||18 – 14||26 – 39||18 – 16||7 – 3||W 3|
|Kansas City||69||82||.457||16.5||36 – 39||33 – 43||12 – 21||31 – 34||14 – 19||5 – 5||W 2|
|Minnesota||65||85||.433||20||34 – 40||31 – 45||11 – 18||33 – 37||13 – 20||3 – 7||L 2|
|Houston||89||61||.593||–||47 – 28||42 – 33||16 – 12||19 – 16||45 – 22||7 – 3||W 2|
|Oakland||82||68||.547||7||40 – 35||42 – 33||15 – 18||23 – 10||33 – 31||6 – 4||L 1|
|Seattle||81||69||.540||8||42 – 33||39 – 36||19 – 15||15 – 17||38 – 26||5 – 5||W 2|
|LA Angels||72||78||.480||17||38 – 38||34 – 40||16 – 17||21 – 12||24 – 40||3 – 7||L 4|
|Texas||55||95||.367||34||33 – 42||22 – 53||12 – 16||10 – 19||26 – 47||4 – 6||L 2|
|Atlanta||78||70||.527||–||37 – 36||41 – 34||40 – 30||22 – 12||10 – 14||5 – 5||W 2|
|Philadelphia||76||74||.507||3||42 – 33||34 – 41||40 – 30||17 – 13||13 – 19||5 – 5||L 2|
|NY Mets||73||77||.487||6||44 – 33||29 – 44||35 – 34||13 – 17||16 – 17||3 – 7||W 1|
|Miami||64||86||.427||15||40 – 36||24 – 50||32 – 35||12 – 20||17 – 17||5 – 5||W 2|
|Washington||61||89||.407||18||35 – 43||26 – 46||28 – 46||13 – 15||10 – 21||3 – 7||L 1|
|Y-Milwaukee||91||59||.607||–||42 – 33||49 – 26||14 – 14||46 – 24||23 – 9||6 – 4||L 2|
|St. Louis||80||69||.537||10.5||42 – 33||38 – 36||17 – 16||32 – 31||20 – 13||9 – 1||W 9|
|Cincinnati||78||73||.517||13.5||40 – 35||38 – 38||17 – 12||41 – 30||11 – 22||4 – 6||W 1|
|Chi Cubs||67||83||.447||24||39 – 36||28 – 47||13 – 21||31 – 35||17 – 15||3 – 7||W 1|
|Pittsburgh||56||94||.373||35||34 – 41||22 – 53||16 – 14||19 – 49||11 – 21||6 – 4||L 2|
|Y-San Francisco||97||53||.647||–||49 – 26||48 – 27||21 – 11||20 – 14||43 – 21||7 – 3||L 1|
|Y-LA Dodgers||96||54||.640||1||52 – 23||44 – 31||24 – 9||17 – 13||43 – 24||8 – 2||W 2|
|San Diego||76||73||.510||20.5||44 – 31||32 – 42||14 – 15||16 – 17||32 – 35||2 – 8||L 3|
|Colorado||70||79||.470||26.5||45 – 27||25 – 52||17 – 12||14 – 19||29 – 38||7 – 3||L 1|
|Arizona||48||102||.320||49||28 – 44||20 – 58||12 – 19||13 – 19||19 – 48||3 – 7||L 2|
X – Clinched Division, Y – Clinched Playoff Spot
|American Football Conference|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Buffalo Bills||1||1||0||.500||0.0||51||23||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Miami Dolphins||1||1||0||.500||0.0||17||51||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1 L|
|New England Patriots||1||1||0||.500||0.0||41||23||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1 W|
|New York Jets||0||2||0||.000||1.0||20||44||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||2 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Las Vegas Raiders||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||59||44||1-0-0||1-0-0||2-0-0||0-0-0||2 W|
|Denver Broncos||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||50||26||0-0-0||2-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||2 W|
|Kansas City Chiefs||1||1||0||.500||1.0||68||65||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Los Angeles Chargers||1||1||0||.500||1.0||37||36||0-1-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||1||1||0||.500||0.0||40||42||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Baltimore Ravens||1||1||0||.500||0.0||63||68||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Cleveland Browns||1||1||0||.500||0.0||60||54||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Cincinnati Bengals||1||1||0||.500||0.0||44||44||1-0-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Houston Texans||1||1||0||.500||0.0||58||52||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||1-0-0||1 L|
|Tennessee Titans||1||1||0||.500||0.0||46||68||0-1-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Indianapolis Colts||0||2||0||.000||1.0||40||55||0-2-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||2 L|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||0||2||0||.000||1.0||34||60||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-1-0||2 L|
|National Football Conference|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Washington Football Team||1||1||0||.500||0.0||46||49||1-1-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Philadelphia Eagles||1||1||0||.500||0.0||43||23||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Dallas Cowboys||1||1||0||.500||0.0||49||48||0-0-0||1-1-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|New York Giants||0||2||0||.000||1.0||42||57||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||2 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|San Francisco 49ers||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||58||44||0-0-0||2-0-0||2-0-0||0-0-0||2 W|
|Los Angeles Rams||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||61||38||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||2 W|
|Arizona Cardinals||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||72||46||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||2 W|
|Seattle Seahawks||1||1||0||.500||1.0||58||49||0-1-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Green Bay Packers||1||1||0||.500||0.0||38||55||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Chicago Bears||1||1||0||.500||0.0||34||51||1-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Minnesota Vikings||0||2||0||.000||1.0||57||61||0-0-0||0-2-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||2 L|
|Detroit Lions||0||2||0||.000||1.0||50||76||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-1-0||2 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||79||54||2-0-0||0-0-0||2-0-0||1-0-0||2 W|
|Carolina Panthers||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||45||21||2-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||2 W|
|New Orleans Saints||1||1||0||.500||1.0||45||29||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||0-1-0||1 L|
|Atlanta Falcons||0||2||0||.000||2.0||31||80||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-1-0||2 L|
|New York City FC||24||11||5||8||43||28||15||8-2-2||3-3-6||38|
|Orlando City SC||25||10||8||7||36||36||0||7-4-2||3-4-5||38|
|Inter Miami CF||24||9||5||10||24||35||-11||5-2-6||4-3-4||32|
|Real Salt Lake||25||10||6||9||41||35||6||7-4-2||3-2-7||36|
|Los Angeles FC||25||9||6||10||38||36||2||6-5-2||3-1-8||33|
X – Clinched Playoff Spot, Y – Clinched Conference
|x-Connecticut Sun||26||6||.813||—||15-1||11-5||12-3||10-0||14 W|
|x-Chicago Sky||16||16||.500||10.0||6-10||10-6||10-5||5-5||1 W|
|x-New York Liberty||12||20||.375||14.0||7-9||5-11||6-9||2-8||1 W|
|Washington Mystics||12||20||.375||14.0||8-8||4-12||7-8||4-6||2 L|
|Atlanta Dream||8||24||.250||18.0||4-12||4-12||6-9||2-8||2 L|
|Indiana Fever||6||26||.188||20.0||4-12||2-14||4-11||2-8||7 L|
|x-Las Vegas Aces||24||8||.750||—||13-3||11-5||11-4||8-2||4 W|
|x-Minnesota Lynx||22||10||.688||2.0||13-3||9-7||10-5||9-1||4 W|
|x-Seattle Storm||21||11||.656||3.0||11-5||10-6||9-6||5-5||1 W|
|x-Phoenix Mercury||19||13||.594||5.0||7-9||12-4||6-9||7-3||3 L|
|x-Dallas Wings||14||18||.438||10.0||7-9||7-9||7-8||5-5||1 W|
|Los Angeles Sparks||12||20||.375||12.0||8-8||4-12||2-13||3-7||1 L|
X – Clinched Playoff Spot, Y – Clinched Division, Z – Clinched Conference