****INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WEEK 3 SCHEDULE****
ALEXANDRIA (2-0) AT BLACKFORD (0-2)
ATTICA (0-2) AT SEEGER (1-1)
AVON (0-2) AT HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (2-0)
BATESVILLE (2-0) AT SOUTH DEARBORN (1-1)
BLOOMINGTON NORTH (2-0) AT TERRE HAUTE SOUTH (0-2)
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH (2-0) AT TERRE HAUTE NORTH (0-2)
BREBEUF JESUIT (1-1) AT MISHAWAKA MARIAN (1-1)
BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL (2-0) AT EASTERN (PEKIN) (1-1)
CAMBRIDGE CITY LINCOLN (1-1) AT TRI (1-1)
CARROLL (FORT WAYNE) (1-1) AT FORT WAYNE SOUTH (0-2)
CASTLE (1-1) AT EVANSVILLE BOSSE (1-1)
CASTON (0-2) AT TRITON (1-1)
CENTRAL NOBLE (0-2) AT FAIRFIELD (1-1)
CHESTERTON (0-2) AT MICHIGAN CITY (1-1)
CHRISTEL HOUSE MANUAL (1-1) AT INDIANAPOLIS WASHINGTON (0-2)
CHURUBUSCO (0-2) AT GARRETT (0-2)
CINCINNATI MOELLER (OHIO) AT EAST CENTRAL (2-0)
CLARKSVILLE (0-2) AT CHARLESTOWN (1-1)
CLINTON PRAIRIE (2-0) AT CLINTON CENTRAL (0-1)
CLOVERDALE (1-1) AT BROWN COUNTY (0-2)
COLUMBIA CITY (2-0) AT BELLMONT (0-2)
COLUMBUS EAST (0-2) AT SEYMOUR (1-1)
CORYDON CENTRAL (0-2) AT NORTH HARRISON (2-0)
COVENANT CHRISTIAN (1-1) AT INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA (2-0)
CRAWFORD COUNTY (0-2) AT PERRY CENTRAL (0-2)
CRAWFORDSVILLE (0-2) AT WESTERN BOONE (2-0)
DECATUR CENTRAL (2-0) AT WHITELAND (1-1)
DEKALB (2-0) AT NEW HAVEN (2-0)
DELTA (2-0) AT SHELBYVILLE (2-0)
DETROIT KING (MICH.) AT CARMEL (1-1)
EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL (0-2) AT CALUMET (0-2)
EASTERN (GREENTOWN) (1-1) AT DELPHI (0-2)
EASTERN GREENE (0-2) AT NORTH DAVIESS (2-0)
EASTERN HANCOCK (2-0) AT CENTERVILLE (2-0)
EDGEWOOD (1-1) AT CASCADE (1-1)
EDINBURGH (0-2) AT SOUTH DECATUR (1-1)
EVANSVILLE HARRISON (0-2) AT EVANSVILLE NORTH (1-1)
EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL (2-0) AT EVANSVILLE CENTRAL (0-2)
EVANSVILLE REITZ (2-0) AT JASPER (1-1)
FISHERS (2-0) AT NOBLESVILLE (2-0)
FOREST PARK (2-0) AT TELL CITY (1-1)
FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK (0-2) AT ADAMS CENTRAL (2-0)
FORT WAYNE LUERS (0-2) AT FORT WAYNE NORTHROP (0-2)
FORT WAYNE NORTH (0-2) AT FORT WAYNE DWENGER (0-2)
FORT WAYNE SNIDER (2-0) AT FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA (0-2)
FRANKLIN (1-1) AT PERRY MERIDIAN (1-1)
FRANKLIN CENTRAL (2-0) AT BROWNSBURG (2-0)
FRANKTON (1-1) AT ELWOOD (0-2)
FREMONT (1-1) AT NORTH CENTRAL (OHIO)
GARY WEST (1-1) AT BOONE GROVE (1-1)
GREENSBURG (0-2) AT CONNERSVILLE (1-1)
GREENWOOD (2-0) AT MARTINSVILLE (1-1)
GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN (0-2) AT WES-DEL (0-2)
GRIFFITH (0-2) AT HAMMOND CENTRAL (2-0)
GUERIN CATHOLIC (2-0) AT HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (2-0)
HAGERSTOWN (1-1) AT UNION CITY (0-2)
HAMMOND MORTON (1-1) AT ELKHART (0-2)
HAMMOND NOLL (1-1) AT WHITING (1-1)
HANOVER CENTRAL (2-0) AT HIGHLAND (2-0)
HERITAGE HILLS (2-0) AT BOONVILLE (1-1)
HOMESTEAD (0-2) AT FORT WAYNE WAYNE (2-0)
HUNTINGTON NORTH (0-2) AT EAST NOBLE (1-1)
INDIANAPOLIS RITTER (0-2) AT PURDUE POLYTECHNIC (1-1)
INDIANAPOLIS RONCALLI (1-1) AT INDIANAPOLIS CHATARD (2-0)
INDIANAPOLIS TECH (0-2) AT LAFAYETTE JEFF (0-2)
INDIANAPOLIS TINDLEY (1-0) AT INDIANAPOLIS ATTUCKS (1-1)
JAY COUNTY (2-0) AT SOUTHERN WELLS (1-1)
JEFFERSONVILLE (0-2) AT BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE (0-2)
JOHN GLENN (1-1) AT ANGOLA (0-2)
KANKAKEE VALLEY (1-1) AT ANDREAN (0-2)
KNOX (2-0) AT CULVER (0-2)
LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (1-1) AT HAMILTON HEIGHTS (2-0)
LAKELAND (2-0) AT PRAIRIE HEIGHTS (0-2)
LAWRENCE CENTRAL (1-1) VS. LAWRENCE NORTH (2-0)
LAWRENCEBURG (1-1) AT MILAN (1-1)
LEBANON (0-2) AT DANVILLE (1-1)
LEO (1-1) AT NORWELL (0-2)
LEWIS CASS (1-1) AT PERU (2-0)
LINTON-STOCKTON (2-0) AT MONROVIA (2-0)
LOGANSPORT (0-2) AT KOKOMO (2-0)
LOUISVILLE TRINITY (KY.) AT CENTER GROVE (1-1)
LOWELL (1-1) AT NEW PRAIRIE (1-1)
MACONAQUAH (1-1) AT NORTHFIELD (0-2)
MADISON-GRANT (2-0) AT MISSISSINEWA (2-0)
MARION (1-1) AT HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE) (1-1)
MCCUTCHEON (0-2) AT MUNCIE CENTRAL (0-2)
MERRILLVILLE (2-0) AT CROWN POINT (2-0)
MISHAWAKA (1-1) AT NORTHRIDGE (2-0)
MONROE CENTRAL (1-1) AT NORTH DECATUR (1-1)
MOUNT VERNON (FORTVILLE) (1-1) AT GREENFIELD-CENTRAL (2-0)
MOUNT VERNON (POSEY) (1-1) AT PIKE CENTRAL (1-1)
MUNSTER (1-1) AT HOBART (1-1)
NEW CASTLE (1-1) AT PENDLETON HEIGHTS (2-0)
NOBLESVILLE HOMESCHOOL AT FRONTIER (0-2)
NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG) (0-2) AT IRVINGTON PREP ACADEMY (0-2)
NORTH CENTRAL (INDIANAPOLIS) (0-2) AT WARREN CENTRAL (0-2)
NORTH JUDSON (2-0) AT CULVER ACADEMY (1-1)
NORTH NEWTON (0-2) AT LAKE STATION (0-2)
NORTHVIEW (2-0) AT SULLIVAN (1-0)
NORTHWESTERN (0-2) AT BENTON CENTRAL (1-1)
NORTHWOOD (2-0) AT CONCORD (2-0)
OAK HILL (2-0) AT EASTBROOK (2-0)
OSCEOLA GRACE AT JIMTOWN (0-2)
OWEN VALLEY (1-1) AT INDIAN CREEK (0-2)
PARK TUDOR (1-0) AT INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE (2-0)
PENN (2-0) AT INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (1-1)
PIKE (0-2) AT BEN DAVIS (2-0)
PIONEER (2-0) AT LAVILLE (2-0)
PLAINFIELD (2-0) AT MOORESVILLE (1-1)
PORTAGE (0-2) AT LAKE CENTRAL (1-1)
PRINCETON (0-2) AT GIBSON SOUTHERN (1-1)
PROVIDENCE (2-0) AT MADISON (0-2)
RENSSELAER CENTRAL (2-0) AT WESTERN (0-2)
RICHMOND (0-2) AT ANDERSON (0-2)
RIVER FOREST (2-0) AT WHEELER (0-2)
RIVERTON PARKE (1-1) AT FOUNTAIN CENTRAL (1-1)
ROCHESTER (1-1) AT WHITKO (1-1)
RUSHVILLE (0-2) AT FRANKLIN COUNTY (1-1)
SCOTTSBURG (1-1) AT SALEM (0-2)
SHENANDOAH (1-1) AT LAPEL (0-2)
SHERIDAN (1-1) AT TRI-CENTRAL (1-1)
SILVER CREEK (1-1) AT FLOYD CENTRAL (1-1)
SOUTH ADAMS (2-0) AT BLUFFTON (2-0)
SOUTH BEND CLAY (0-2) AT CHICAGO CHRISTIAN (ILL.)
SOUTH BEND RILEY (2-0) AT SOUTH BEND ADAMS (1-1)
SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON (0-2) AT SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH (1-1)
SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS) (1-1) AT BREMEN (1-1)
SOUTH NEWTON (1-1) AT FISHER (ILL.)
SOUTH PUTNAM (2-0) AT NORTH PUTNAM (0-2)
SOUTH SPENCER (1-1) AT NORTH POSEY (2-0)
SOUTHMONT (2-0) AT NORTH MONTGOMERY (1-1)
SOUTHPORT (0-2) AT COLUMBUS NORTH (1-1)
SOUTHWOOD (0-2) AT NORTH MIAMI (0-2)
SPEEDWAY (1-1) AT BEECH GROVE (0-2)
SPRINGS VALLEY (2-0) AT PAOLI (1-1)
TAYLOR (1-1) AT CARROLL (FLORA) (2-0)
TECUMSEH (0-2) AT SOUTHRIDGE (1-1)
TRIMBLE COUNTY (KY.) AT SWITZERLAND COUNTY (2-0)
TRITON CENTRAL (2-0) AT INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN (2-0)
TRI-WEST (1-1) AT FRANKFORT (1-1)
TWIN LAKES (2-0) AT TIPPECANOE VALLEY (2-0)
UNION COUNTY (0-2) AT KNIGHTSTOWN (0-2)
VALPARAISO (1-1) AT LAPORTE (1-1)
VINCENNES LINCOLN (1-1) AT EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (1-1)
WABASH (0-2) AT MANCHESTER (1-1)
WARSAW (2-0) AT PLYMOUTH (1-1)
WASHINGTON (1-1) AT NORTH KNOX (1-1)
WAWASEE (0-2) AT GOSHEN (0-2)
WEST CENTRAL (2-0) AT TRI-COUNTY (1-1)
WEST LAFAYETTE (1-1) AT TIPTON (1-1)
WEST NOBLE (2-0) AT EASTSIDE (1-1)
WEST VIGO (0-2) AT GREENCASTLE (0-2)
WEST WASHINGTON (2-0) AT MITCHELL (0-2)
WESTFIELD (2-0) AT ZIONSVILLE (2-0)
WINAMAC (0-2) AT NORTH WHITE (2-0)
WINCHESTER (2-0) AT NORTHEASTERN (2-0)
WOODLAN (1-1) AT HERITAGE (2-0)
YORKTOWN (2-0) AT NEW PALESTINE (0-2)
******ASSOCIATED PRESS INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL POLLS*****
|1. INDPLS BEN DAVIS||(12)||2-0||328||1|
|3. CENTER GROVE||(3)||1-1||268||3|
|4. HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN||–||2-0||244||4|
|6. INDPLS CATHEDRAL||–||1-1||168||2|
|9. CROWN POINT||–||2-0||54||10|
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: CARMEL 20. CARROLL (FORT WAYNE) 20. LAWRENCE CENTRAL 16. LAWRENCE NORTH 12. WARSAW 4. FRANKLIN CENTRAL 2.
|1. FT. WAYNE SNIDER||(15)||2-0||336||1|
|3. BLOOMINGTON SOUTH||–||2-0||256||4|
|4. DECATUR CENTRAL||–||2-0||194||8|
|7. BLOOMINGTON NORTH||–||2-0||128||9|
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: LAFAYETTE HARRISON 52. CASTLE 8. MICHIGAN CITY 2.
|1. E. CENTRAL||(15)||2-0||334||1|
|2. EV. REITZ||–||2-0||284||3|
|5. EV. MEMORIAL||–||2-0||184||7|
|6. INDPLS RONCALLI||–||1-1||138||2|
|8. COLUMBIA CITY||–||2-0||92||9|
|10. NEW PALESTINE||–||0-2||50||6|
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: INDPLS BREBEUF 22. NEW PRAIRIE 18. LEO 16. NEW HAVEN 14. MISSISSINEWA 8. E. NOBLE 8. HOBART 8. MT. VERNON (HANCOCK) 4. FT. WAYNE WAYNE 2.
|1. INDPLS CHATARD||(17)||2-0||340||1|
|2. GUERIN CATHOLIC||–||2-0||288||2|
|3. WESTERN BOONE||–||2-0||192||4|
|5. W. LAFAYETTE||–||1-1||160||6|
|6. HERITAGE HILLS||–||2-0||156||8|
|7. HANOVER CENTRAL||–||2-0||120||7|
|8. GIBSON SOUTHERN||–||1-1||104||9|
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: OAK HILL 84. DELTA 20. PERU 18. MONROVIA 14. KNOX 12. HAMILTON HTS. 8. CHARLESTOWN 2. DANVILLE 2.
|1. TRITON CENTRAL||(13)||2-0||316||2|
|3. INDPLS SCECINA||(2)||2-0||250||5|
|6. EV. MATER DEI||–||1-1||148||1|
|7. LAFAYETTE CATHOLIC||–||1-1||144||3|
|9. HERITAGE CHRISTIAN||–||2-0||78||NR|
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: N. POSEY 52. ANDREAN 38. S. VERMILLION 8. SULLIVAN 4. NORTHEASTERN 4.
|1. INDPLS LUTHERAN||(17)||2-0||340||1|
|2. ADAMS CENTRAL||–||2-0||304||2|
|3. N. JUDSON||–||2-0||238||3|
|4. CARROLL (FLORA)||–||2-0||228||5|
|5. S. PUTNAM||–||2-0||202||6|
|6. S. ADAMS||–||2-0||140||8|
|8. INDPLS PARK TUDOR||–||2-0||108||9|
|10. N. DECATUR||–||1-1||48||4|
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: PIONEER 26. MADISON-GRANT 26. W. WASHINGTON 20. TRITON 14. TRI 4.<
*****INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL COACHES ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL POLLS WEEK 3*****
1 BEN DAVIS
2 CENTER GROVE
3 HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
9 FORT WAYNE CARROLL
10 FRANKLIN CENTRAL
1 FORT WAYNE SNIDER
3 BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
4 DECATUR CENTRAL
10 BLOOMINGTON NORTH
1 EAST CENTRAL
3 EVANSVILLE REITZ
4 EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL/NORTHWOOD
10 BLOOMINGTON NORTH
1 BISHOP CHATARD
2 GUERIN CATHOLIC
4 WEST LAFAYETTE
5 GIBSON SOUTHERN
6 HANOVER CENTRAL
7 WESTERN BOONE
9 HERITAGE HILLS
10 OAK HILL
1 TRITON CENTRAL
4 EVANSVILLE MATER DEI HIM
5 LINTON STOCKTON
6 LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC
7 BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL
9 HERITAGE CHRISTIAN
1 INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN
2 ADAMS CENTRAL
3 CARROLL FLORA
4 NORTH JUDSON
5 SOUTH PUTNAM
6 PARK TUDOR
7 SOUTH ADAMS
10 NORTH DECATUR
*****INDIANA SRN “POWER POLL” WEEK 3*****
- CENTER GROVE
- BEN DAVIS
- LAWRENCE CENTRAL
- HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
- CROWN POINT
- FW SNIDER
- BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
- DECATUR CENTRAL
- MICHIGAN CITY
- EAST CENTRAL
- EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL
- EVANSVILLE REITZ
- NEW PALESTINE
- EAST NOBLE
- MT. VERNON
- BISHOP CHATARD
- HERITAGE HILLS
- GIBSON SOUTHERN
- GUERIN CATHOLIC
- WEST LAFAYETTE
- VINCENNES LINCOLN
- OAK HILL
- TRITON CENTRAL
- EASTERN HANCOCK
- BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL
- HERITAGE CHRISTIAN
- INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN
- ADAMS CENTRAL
- SOUTH PUTNAM
- CARROLL FLORA
- NORHT JUDSON
- SOUTH ADAMS
- PARK TUDOR
- MADISON GRANT
*****INDIANA VOLLEYBALL SCORES*****
NORTHEASTERN 3 RICHMOND 0
LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC 3 FRONTIER 2
PROVIDENCE 3 NEW ALBANY 0
NEW PRAIRIE 3 SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH 1
LAWRENCEBURG 3 BATESVILLE 2
MICHIGAN CITY 3 MERRILLVILLE 1
RENSSELAER CENTRAL 3 S. NEWTON 2
GREENSBURG 3 RUSHVILLE 0
MILAN 3 SWITZERLAND COUNTY 0
PIKE CENTRAL 3 FOREST PARK 1
MUNCIE CENTRAL 3 COWAN 2
BLUFFTON 3 MARION 0
WABASH 3 CARROLL 0
LINTON STOCKTON 3 CLAY CITY 0
SCOTTSBURG 3 BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 1
CROWN POINT 3 LAKE CENTRAL 1
SOUTH BEND CLAY 3 BREMEN 0
BLUE RIVER VALLEY 3 CENTERVILLE 0
BENTON CENTRAL 3 LAFAYETTE JEFF 0
PIONEER 3 LOGANSPORT 0
WOOD MEMORIAL 3 WHITE RIVER VALLEY 0
COVINGTON 3 N. PUTNAM 0
MUNSTER 3 ANDREAN 1
OLDENBURG ACADEMY 3 EDINBURGH 0
CRISPUS ATTUCKS 3 INDIANAPOLIS WASHINGTON 0
EDGEWOOD 3 SHAKAMAK 0
VINCENNES RIVET 3 S. KNOX 0
JENNINGS COUNTY 3 COLUMBUS EAST 0
WAWASEE 3 MANCHESTER 0
HANOVER CENTRAL 3 HIGHLAND 0
ATTICA 3 SEEGER 1
EASTERN 3 DELPHI 0
TRINITY LUTHERAN 3 LOOGOOTEE 0
LAKEWOOD PARK CHRISTIAN 3 HAMILTON 0
LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3 DUGGER UNION 0
HERRON 3 SHERIDAN 1
WINCHESTER 3 UNION CITY 0
NORTH MIAMI 3 MACONAQUAH 0
GREENFIELD CENTRAL 3 DELTA 1
PAOLI 3 EASTERN 0
HERITAGE HALL CHRISTIAN 3 FISHERS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2
CALUMET CHRISTIAN 3 WESTVILLE 0
ILLIANA CHRISTIAN 3 CALUMET NEW TECH 0
SILVER CREEK 3 MADISON 1
EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL 3 BARR REEVE 1
WESTERN BOONE 3 PARK TUDOR 0
TRITON 3 KNOX 0
WHITELAND 3 DECATUR CENTRAL 0
HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN 3 TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN 0
TRITON CENTRAL 3 WALDRON 0
WESTVIEW 3 BETHANY CHRISTIAN 1
WHITING 3 HAMMOND CENTRAL 0
RONCALLI 3 CATHEDRAL 1
LEBANON 3 CRAWFORDSVILLE 0
FLOYD CENTRAL 3 SEYMOUR 0
LEO 3 FORT WAYNE NORTHRUP 1
BROWNSBURG 3 MOUNT VERNON 2
INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN 3 RITTER 0
GOSHEN HOMESCHOOL 3 CLINTON CHRISTIAN 0
CENTER GROVE 3 CARMEL 0
FORT RECOVERY 3 JAY COUNTY 0
FRANKLIN 3 PERRY MERIDIAN 0
GIBSON SOUTHERN 3 SOUTHRIDGE 1
CASTLE 3 JASPER 0
CLINTON PRAIRIE 3 TRI-CENTRAL 1
GUERIN CATHOLIC 3 SHELBYVILLE 0
HUNTINGTON NORTH 3 ADAMS CENTRAL 2
SCECINA 3 BEECH GROVE 0
KOUTS 3 RIVER FOREST 0
SOUTH ADAMS 3 PARKWAY 2
FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK 3 WOODLAN 0
NORTH POSEY 3 EVANSVILLE CENTRAL 0
MISHAWAKA MARIAN 3 SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON 0
TERRE HAUTE SOUTH 3 SULLIVAN 0
HAMMOND NOLL 3 BOONE GROVE 0
SOUTH DECATUR 3 COLUMBUS CHRISTIAN 0
FORT WAYNE CARROLL 3 FORT WAYNE LUERS 0
PLAINFIELD 3 MOORESVILLE 0
YORKTOWN 3 WAPAHANI 0
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 3 BREBEUF 0
KANKAKEE VALLEY 3 LOWELL 2
WARSAW 3 MISHAWAKA 1
ANGOLA 3 FAIRFIELD 0
NORWELL 3 SOUTHERN WELLS 0
PENN 3 SOUTH BEND RILEY 0
BELLMONT 3 HERITAGE 0
MOUNT VERNON 3 BOONVILLE 0
ELKHART CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3 OREGON DAVIS 0
*****INDIANA BOYS SOCCER SCORES*****
SOUTH KNOX 4 VINCENNES RIVET 0
MANCHESTER 3 TIPPECANOE VALLEY 3
SHAWE MEMORIAL 0 JAC CEN DEL 0
BLOOMFIELD 4 WASHINGTON CATHOLIC 1
WESTVIEW 3 GARRETT 0
CARROLL 2 ROSSVILLE 0
LAWRENCE CENTRAL 7 COVENANT CHRISTIAN 2
SOUTHWESTERN 4 GREENSBURG 3
MILAN 4 RISING SUN 1
KNIGHTSTOWN 3 WAPAHANI 0
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP 10 PORTAGE CHRISTIAN 1
SWITZERLAND COUNTY 3 S. RIPLEY 0
EASTBROOK 8 BLACKFORD 0
LAKELAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 6 WINAMAC 0
NORTHWOOD 8 LAKELAND 0
PURDUE POLY 4 CRISPUS ATTUCKS 3
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 2 MARTINSVILLE 0
WEST NOBLE 2 BREMEN 1
PRINCETON 2 BOONVILLE 1
DEKALB 2 E. NOBLE 1
LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 5 SETON CATHOLIC 0
HAMILTON HEIGHTS 6 ANDERSON 2
ROCHESTER 2 WABASH 0
MOORESVILLE 3 INDIAN CREEK 0
FRANKFORT 2 LEBANON 0
SPEEDWAY 10 WESTERN BOONE 0
COVINGTON 4 CRAWFORDSVILLE 3
RICHMOND 7 RUSHVILLE 0
SHOALS 3 N. KNOX 0
EVANSVILLE REITZ 9 N. POSEY 0
FORT WAYNE FUSION 1 LAKEWOOD PARK CHRISTIAN 0
HERITAGE HILLS 4 GIBSON SOUTHERN 1
CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3 TRINITY LUTHERAN 1
TRI-WEST 1 DANVILLE 0
FORT WAYNE LUERS 1 FORT WAYNE WAYNE 0
TRINITY 6 GLENN 2
SCOTTSBURG 4 HENRYVILLE 1
SALEM 2 CORYDON CENTRAL 1
INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN 2 HAUSER 0
ROCK CREEK ACADEMY 2 N. HARRISON 0
CHARLESTOWN 1 MADISON 0
NORTHWESTERN 3 WESTERN 0
NORWELL 2 BELLMONT 1
HUNTINGTON NORTH 1 COLUMBIA CITY 0
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 1 AVON 1
HARRISON 6 MCCUTCHEON 0
CATHEDRAL 7 GUERIN CATHOLIC 1
CASCADE 8 MONROVIA 1
WHITELAND 1 DECATUR CENTRAL 1
CARMEL 2 BREBEUF 1
PIKE 4 RITTER 0
NEW PALESTINE 3 MOUNT VERNON 2
BEN DAVIS 3 INDIANAPOLIS TECH 0
CONNOR 3 LAWRENCEBURG 0
FORT WAYNE NORTH 2 FORT WAYNE SNIDER 0
CASTLE 3 EVANSVILLE NORTH 0
YORKTOWN 6 NEW CASTLE 0
PENDLETON HEIGHTS 1 BEEN FIELD CENTRAL 0
FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA 0 HERITAGE 0
FORT WAYNE NORTHRUP 6 FORT WAYNE SOUTH 2
COLUMBUS NORTH 1 CENTER GROVE 1
JASPER 1 FLOYD CENTRAL 1
FORT WAYNE CARROLL 1 FORT WAYNE DWENGER 0
NOBLESVILLE 1 FISHERS 1
SEYMOUR 1 JEFFERSONVILLE 0
BLOOMINGTON NORTH 2 TERRE HAUTE SOUTH 0
BROWNSBURG 9 FRANKLIN CENTRAL 1
LAWRENCE NORTH 2 PLAINFIELD 0
PERRY MERIDIAN 2 SOUTHPORT 2
EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL 4 EVANSVILLE CENTRAL 0
EAST CENTRAL 3 FRANKLIN 2
BALLARD 3 PROVIDENCE 2
*****INDIANA GIRLS SOCCER*****
CORYDON CENTRAL 1 TELL CITY 0
HERITAGE HILLS 1 FOREST PARK 1
LAPORTE 5 MERRILLVILLE 0
TRITON CENTRAL 3 RUSHVILLE 0
MONROVIA 6 CASCADE 1
CASTLE 4 EVANSVILLE NORTH 0
MANCHESTER 4 N. MIAMI 0
EVANSVILLE CHRISTIAN 9 N. KNOX 0
MUNCIE BURRIS 9 KNIGHTSTOWN 0
GIBSON SOUTHERN 3 WASHINGTON 0
OLDENBURG ACADEMY 16 TRINITY LUTHERAN 0
LAKELAND 2 LAKEWOOD PARK CHRISTIAN 1
HERITAGE 2 WOODLAN 0
BREMEN 2 ELKHART CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 1
FORT WAYNE LUERS 2 FORT WAYNE WAYNE 0
DEKALB 2 E. NOBLE 0
FRANKLIN COUNTY 9 UNION COUNTY 0
SOUTHMONT 4 N. MONTGOMERY 0
PIKE 0 DANVILLE 0
EASTERN 7 TRI-CENTRAL 0
NORTHWESTERN 2 HAMILTON HEIGHTS 1
NORTHVIEW 5 W. VIGO 2
LAVILLE 4 MISHAWAKA 2
GLENN 10 SOUTH BEND RILEY 1
CULVER 7 WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP 1
OAK HILL 1 MISSISSINEWA 0
ANDREAN 0 WHEELER 0
WABASH 4 MARION 2
TRI-WEST 3 WESTERN BOONE 0
SOUTH BEND ADAMS 5 PLYMOUTH 1
SILVER CREEK 2 SCOTTSBURG 0
BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 2 OWEN VALLEY 0
LOWELL 6 HAMMOND CENTRAL 0
BELLMONT 1 NORWELL 0
CROWN POINT 7 PORTAGE 0
COLUMBIA CITY 3 HUNTINGTON NORTH 0
LAKE CENTRAL 9 MICHIGAN CITY 0
VALPARAISO 2 CHESTERTON 2
WARSAW 2 GOSHEN 2
HANOVER CENTRAL 9 HIGHLAND 0
JEFFERSONVILLE 1 SEYMOUR 0
MOUNT VERNON 5 SHELBYVILLE 3
LAFAYETTE JEFF 7 KOKOMO 1
BREBEUF 3 HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 0
WESTVIEW 4 ARGOS 0
MUNSTER 7 KANKAKEE VALLEY 0
LAWRENCE NORTH 9 WARREN CENTRAL 0
FORT WAYNE CARROLL 3 FORT WAYNE SNIDER 0
SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH 7 ELKHART 0
BATESVILLE 4 S. DEARBORN 1
BISHOP CHATARD 1 RONCALLI 0
NEW PALESTINE 1 FRANKLIN CENTRAL 1
******INDIANA GIRLS GOLF*******
NEW PALESTINE 170, MT. VERNON 183, GREENFIELD CENTRAL 249, EASTERN 264
FRANKTON 194 MONROE CENTRAL 216
******INDIANA BOYS TENNIS******
PERRY MERIDIAN 5 MARTINSVILLE 0
JASPER 3 BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 2
TRITON CENTRAL 5 BROWN COUNTY 0
NOBLESVILLE 3 BROWNSBURG 2
GREENFIELD CENTRAL 3 DELTA 2
HARRISON 5 LAFAYETTE JEFF 0
*****WEEK 1 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE*****
DETROIT LIONS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (THU) 7:20P (CT) 8:20P NBC
CAROLINA PANTHERS AT ATLANTA FALCONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
HOUSTON TEXANS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
CINCINNATI BENGALS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
TENNESSEE TITANS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
ARIZONA CARDINALS AT WASHINGTON COMMANDERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
GREEN BAY PACKERS AT CHICAGO BEARS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS AT DENVER BRONCOS 2:25P (MT) 4:25P CBS
MIAMI DOLPHINS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P CBS
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 4:25P (ET) 4:25P CBS
LOS ANGELES RAMS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P FOX
DALLAS COWBOYS AT NEW YORK GIANTS 8:20P (ET) 8:20P NBC
BUFFALO BILLS AT NEW YORK JETS (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ESPN/ABC
****MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL****
PHILADELPHIA 12 LA ANGELS 7
TAMPA BAY 11 MIAMI 2
WASHINGTON 5 TORONTO 4
TEXAS 2 NY METS 1
PITTSBURGH 6 KANSAS CITY 3
NY YANKEES 4 DETROIT 2
BALTIMORE 9 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 3
HOUSTON 6 BOSTON 2
CLEVELAND 4 MINNESOTA 2
OAKLAND 3 SEATTLE 1
ST. LOUIS 6 SAN DIEGO 5 (10)
CHICAGO CUBS 1 MILWAUKEE 0
ATLANTA 3 COLORADO 1
SAN FRANCISCO 6 CINCINNATI 1
LA DODGERS 9 ARIZONA 1
BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/scoreboard.asp
PLAYER NEWS: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/news.asp
****MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL****
BUFFALO 2 INDIANAPOLIS 0
SOUTH BEND 8 FT. WAYNE 3
ATLANTA 94 PHOENIX 76
WASHINGTON 83 MINNESOTA 72
CHICAGO 76 LOS ANGELES 75
****MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER****
NO GAMES SCHEDULED
*****COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*****
THURSDAY, AUG. 31
WAKE FOREST VS. ELON | 7 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
UCF VS. KENT STATE | 7 P.M. | FS1
GEORGIA STATE VS. RHODE ISLAND | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
WESTERN MICHIGAN VS. ST. FRANCIS (PA) | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
UCONN VS. NC STATE | 7:30 P.M. | CBSSN
MINNESOTA VS. NEBRASKA | 8 P.M. | FOX
MISSOURI VS. SOUTH DAKOTA | 8 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
UTAH VS. FLORIDA | 8 P.M. | ESPN
TULSA VS. ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
UAB VS. NORTH CAROLINA A&T | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
ARIZONA STATE VS. SOUTHERN UTAH | 10 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
FRIDAY, SEPT. 1
EASTERN MICHIGAN VS. HOWARD | 6:30 P.M. | ESPN+
MICHIGAN STATE VS. CENTRAL MICHIGAN | 7 P.M. | FS1
MIAMI (FLA.) VS. MIAMI (OHIO) | 7 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
GEORGIA TECH VS. LOUISVILLE (MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM IN ATLANTA) | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN
KANSAS VS. MISSOURI STATE | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
HAWAI’I VS. STANFORD | 11 P.M. | CBSSN
SATURDAY, SEPT. 2
IOWA VS. UTAH STATE | 12 P.M. | FS1
KENTUCKY VS. BALL STATE | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
LIBERTY VS. BOWLING GREEN | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
MICHIGAN VS. EAST CAROLINA | 12 P.M. | PEACOCK
PURDUE VS. FRESNO STATE | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
SMU VS. LOUISIANA TECH | 12 P.M. | ESPNU
TENNESSEE VS. VIRGINIA (NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) | 12 P.M. | ABC
TCU VS. COLORADO | 12 P.M. | FOX
BOSTON COLLEGE VS. NORTHERN ILLINOIS | 12 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
OKLAHOMA VS. ARKANSAS STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN
OLE MISS VS. MERCER | 2 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
IOWA STATE VS. UNI | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
TEMPLE VS. AKRON | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
OHIO VS. LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
AIR FORCE VS. ROBERT MORRIS | 2 P.M. | ALTITUDE SPORTS
OREGON VS. PORTLAND STATE | 3 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
INDIANA VS. OHIO STATE | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
AUBURN VS. UMASS | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN
MARYLAND VS. TOWSON | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
WISCONSIN VS. BUFFALO | 3:30 P.M. | FS1
WESTERN KENTUCKY VS. SOUTH FLORIDA | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
WASHINGTON VS. BOISE STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ABC
NOTRE DAME VS. TENNESSEE STATE | 3:30 P.M. | NBC
PITT VS. WOFFORD | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
CINCINNATI VS. EASTERN KENTUCKY | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
TEXAS VS. RICE | 3:30 P.M. | FOX
APPALACHIAN STATE VS. GARDNER-WEBB | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
ARKANSAS VS. WESTERN CAROLINA | 4 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
MISSISSIPPI STATE VS. SE LOUISIANA | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
NORTH TEXAS VS. CAL | 4 P.M. | ESPNU
SYRACUSE VS. COLGATE | 4 P.M. | ESPN+/ACCNX
GEORGIA VS. UT MARTIN | 6 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
CHARLOTTE VS. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
FLORIDA ATLANTIC VS. MONMOUTH | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
GEORGIA SOUTHERN VS. THE CITADEL | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
JAMES MADISON VS. BUCKNELL | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
MARSHALL VS. ALBANY | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL VS. MAINE | 6:30 P.M. | ESPN+
USC VS. NEVADA | 6:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
TEXAS A&M VS. NEW MEXICO | 7 P.M. | ESPN
UL MONROE VS. ARMY | 7 P.M. | NFL NETWORK
VANDERBILT VS. ALABAMA A&M | 7 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
COLORADO STATE VS. WASHINGTON STATE | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
BAYLOR VS. TEXAS STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
HOUSTON VS. UTSA | 7 P.M. | FS1
KANSAS STATE VS. SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
OKLAHOMA STATE VS. CENTRAL ARKANSAS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
MEMPHIS VS. BETHUNE-COOKMAN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTHERN MISS VS. ALCORN STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
TROY VS. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
ALABAMA VS. MIDDLE TENNESSEE | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
ILLINOIS VS. TOLEDO | 7:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
SOUTH CAROLINA VS. NORTH CAROLINA (CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA) | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
PENN STATE VS. WEST VIRGINIA | 7:30 P.M. | NBC
WYOMING VS. TEXAS TECH | 7:30 P.M. | CBS
LOUISIANA VS. NORTHWESTERN STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN+
VIRGINIA TECH VS. OLD DOMINION | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
TULANE VS. SOUTH ALABAMA | 8 P.M. | ESPNU
NEW MEXICO STATE VS. WESTERN ILLINOIS | 9 P.M. | ESPN+
UTEP VS. UIW | 9 P.M. | ESPN+
ARIZONA VS. NORTHERN ARIZONA | 10 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
BYU VS. SAM HOUSTON | 10:15 P.M. | FS1
UCLA VS. COASTAL CAROLINA | 10:30 P.M. | ESPN
SAN DIEGO STATE VS. IDAHO STATE | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN
SUNDAY, SEPT. 3
RUTGERS VS. NORTHWESTERN | 12 P.M. | CBS
SAN JOSE STATE VS. OREGON STATE | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
FLORIDA STATE VS. LSU (ORLANDO, FLORIDA) | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
MONDAY, SEPT. 4
DUKE VS. CLEMSON | 8 P.M. | ESPN
Major League Baseball
CLEVELAND GUARDIANS — Sent 1B Josh Naylor to Akron (EL) on a rehab assignment.
NEW YORK YANKEES — Released INF Josh Donaldson.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Claimed LHP Bennett Sousa off waivers from Detroit.
Minor League Baseball
LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Signed and activated LHP Kyle Ragnault. Placed RHP Robert Stock on the inactive list.
National Basketball Association
CHARLOTTE HORNETS — Re-signed P.J Washington Jr.
National Football League
NFL — Placed Jacksonville CB Chris Claybrooks on the commissioner’s exempt list.
ARIZONA CARDINALS — Released RB Corey Clement and RB Ty’Son Williams.
BUFFALO BILLS — Released LBs Shane Ray, DaShaun White and Travin Howard, WRs Isaiah Coulter, Marcell Ateman, Andy Isabella and Dezman Patmon, TEs Jace Sternberger and Joel Wilson, S s Zayne Andrson and Dean Marlowe, CBs Alex Austin and Kyron Brown, RB Darrynton Evans, DT Eli Ankou, OLs David Quesenberry, Ike Boettger and Greg Mancz, DB Ja’Marcus Ingram and OT Richard Gouraige.
CAROLINA PANTHERS — Released WRs Shi Smith, Javon Wims and Josh Vann, RB Spencer Brown, OLs Justin McCray, Michael Jordan, Deonte Brown, Sam Tecklenburg and J.D. Direnzo, DLs Raequan Williams, OLBs Kobe Jones, Eku Leota and Jordan Thomas, LBs Deion Jones, Brandon Smith and Ace Eley, S Eric Rowe and CBs Herb Miller, Mac McCain and Mark Milton. Placed G Austin Corbett on the active/physically unable to perform (PUP) list. Placed DE Henry Anderson on injured reserve.
CHICAGO BEARS — Released LBs Kuony Deng, Buddy Johnson, Jake Tonges, Davion Taylor, Barrington Wade and Demarquis Gates, TEs Jared Pinkney, Lachlan Pitts and Stephen Carlson, WRs Joe Reed, Nsimba Webster and Daurice Fountain, QBs P.J. Walker and Nathan Peterman, OLs Alex Leatherwood, Gabe Houy and Bobby Haskins, DT Bravvion Roy, Travis Belland Andrew Brown, CB Michael Ojermudia, DL D’Anthony Jones, OT Aviante Collins and RBs Trestan Ener and Robert Burns.
CINCINNATI BENGALS — Released QBs Trevor Siemian and Reid Sinnett, WR Trent Taylor, DEs Tarell Basham and Owen Carney Jr., S Michael Thomas, G/T Hakeem Adeniji, TE Devin Asiasi, P Drue Chriman, LB Shaka Heyward and RB Jacob Saylors.
CLEVELAND BROWNS — Released LBs Bubba Bolden, Cam Bright and Charles Wiley, DB Chris Westry, CBs Caleb Biggers, Lorenzo Burns and Gavin Heslop, TEs Miller Forrsitall, Zaire Mitchell-Paden and Thomas Greaney, T Derrick Kelly II, S Nate Meadows and Tanner McCalister, WRs Anthony Schwartz, Jaelon Darden, Mike Harley Jr., Austin Watkins Jr. and Jalen Wayne, G Colby Gossett, RB Jordan Wilkins, Hassan Hall and Demetric Felton Jr. , OL Michael Dunn, K Cade York, DEs Lonnie Phelps, Sam Kamara, Jeremiah Martin, Lonnie Phelps and Isaiah Thomas and DT Tommy Togiai, QB Kellen Mond and K Cade York. Terminated the contract of G Michael Dunn, DT Trysten Hill and Maurice Hurst II and RB John Kelly. Placed WR Michael Woods II on injured reserve.
DALLAS COWBOYS — Waived LB Jabril Cox.
DENVER BRONCOS — Released QB Ben Di Nucci, TEs Albert Okwuegbunam and Tommy Hudson, WRs Montrell Washington, J.J. Koski, Nick Williams, Taylor Grimes, Josh Hammond and Kendall Hinton, Ks Brett Maher and Elliott Fry, DT Forrest Merrill, LBs Ray Wilborn and Austin Ajiake, LS Jack Landherr, DBs Delonte Hood and Art Green T Isaiah Prince, OLs Henry Byrd and Will Sherman, DL P.J. Mustipher, Tyler Lancaster and DTs Haggai Ndubuisi and Jordan Jackson, CB Falon Hicks and RB Tyler Badie and Dwayne Washington, OLB Christopher Allen and OL Kyle Fuller.
HOUSTON TEXANS — Released DE Chase Winovich.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Waived LS Tucker Addington, S Latavious Brini. OLB D.J. Coleman,
LOS ANGELES RAMS — Released T A.J Arcuri, K Tanner Brown, DE T.J. Carter, LBs Daniel Hardy, Keir Thomas, Jaiden Woodbey and DeAndre Square, DBs Quindell Johnson, Rashad Torrence and Cameron McCutcheon, TE Nikola Kalinic, C Mike McAllister, G Grant Miller, WR Xavier Smith, Austin Trammell and Dreser Winn, DT Marquise Copeland, RB Royce Freeman and QB Brett Rypien.
MIAMI DOLPHINS — Released RB Myles Gaskin.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Released B Joejuan Williams.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Reinstated OT Calvin Anderson from the non-football injury list. Traded K Nick Folk to Tennessee in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Released CB Bradley Roby and LB Jaylon Smith.
NEW YORK GIANTS — Reinstated WR Wan’Dale Robinson from the active/physically unable to perform (PUP) list. Released WR Jamison Crowder and OLB Oshane Ximines.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Released WR Greg Ward.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Released LBs Darryl Johnson, Daelin Hayes and Kyahva Tezino, DB Anthony Averett, RB Khalan Laborn, DT Tomasui Laulile, WR Dazz Newsone, DE Taco Charlton, CB Nate Brooks, DLs La’Darius Hamilton, Breeland Speaks and Spencer Waege.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — K Rodrigo Blankenship, LBs Ulysees Grant, Jose Ramirez and Hamilcar Rashed, CB Don Gardner, WRs Kaylon Geigr, Taye Barber and Kade Warner, OL John Molchon,Ss Avery Young, Richard LeCounte, Kedric Whitehead and Nolan Turner, RBs Ronnie Brown and Patrick Laird, T Michael Niese, DTs Deadruin Senat and C.J. Brewer, DB Anthony Chesley, DLs Willington Previlon and Pat O’Connor, QB John Wolford, TE Dominique Dafney, OT Raiqwon O’Neal, OLB Charles Snowden and LS Evan Deckers.
WASHINGTON COMMANDERS — Waived QB Jake Fromm.
National Hockey League
ARIZONA COYOTES — Signed head video coordinator Hunter Cherni to a multi-year contract extension.
Minor League Hockey
WORCESTER RAILERS — Signed D Ryan Verrier.
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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
MLB ROUNDUP: GIANTS’ ALEX COBB FLIRTS WITH NO-NO, BEATS REDS
Spencer Steer spoiled Alex Cobb’s bid for a first career no-hitter with a two-out double in the ninth inning Tuesday night, but the San Francisco Giants held on for a 6-1 victory over the visiting Cincinnati Reds.
Despite entering the game winless with a 5.48 ERA in his previous eight starts, Cobb had allowed just one baserunner (on a third-inning infield throwing error) before walking No. 9 hitter Nick Senzel with one out in the ninth.
After TJ Friedl flied out to right, Cobb went 0-1 on Steer before the right-handed hitter sliced a shot just over the glove of Giants right fielder Luis Matos. The hit, which rolled to the fence, scored Senzel from second.
Cobb (7-5) then struck out Elly De La Cruz with his career-high 131st pitch to record a complete game and give the Giants two straight wins over the Reds to open the three-game series. The 12-year veteran finished with eight strikeouts and just the one walk.
Cubs 1, Brewers 0
Justin Steele struck out eight over six shutout innings, and host Chicago made a first-inning run stand up to snap Milwaukee’s nine-game winning streak.
Steele (15-3) lowered his ERA from 2.80 to 2.69, trailing only the San Diego Padres’ Blake Snell (2.60) in the majors. Steele allowed six hits and one walk.
The left-hander had to grind things out early. He allowed two runners in each of the first two innings, and took a ball to the leg off the bat of Victor Caratini on an infield hit in the second. However, he settled down and retired 10 consecutive batters at one point en route to his 18th quality start this season — over 111 pitches.
Dodgers 9, Diamondbacks 1
Clayton Kershaw went five strong innings to move into a tie for second place on Los Angeles’ all-time win list while helping to pull off another August victory, this one over visiting Arizona.
Kershaw (12-4) gave up one run on three hits over five innings and matched Don Drysdale with his 209th career win. Don Sutton is the franchise leader with 233 wins. The Dodgers improved to 23-4 in August to tie for the third-most wins in a month in franchise history.
Mookie Betts set a career high with his 36th home run and Will Smith also went deep as Los Angeles has six home runs in the first two games of the series. Chris Taylor reached base four times for the Dodgers on three hits and a walk. Corbin Carroll hit a home run for the Diamondbacks.
Athletics 3, Mariners 1
Seth Brown and Shea Langeliers homered and six pitchers combined on a four-hitter as visiting Oakland defeated short-handed Seattle for its first win in nine tries against the Mariners this season.
Seattle had its four-game winning streak snapped and dropped into a three-way tie for first place in the American League West with Texas and Houston.
The Mariners were without All-Stars George Kirby (illness) and Julio Rodriguez (left foot soreness), who were scratched pregame.
Yankees 4, Tigers 2
Gleyber Torres, Kyle Higashioka and Anthony Volpe hit solo homers and New York defeated host Detroit for the second straight time to open a four-game series.
Torres reached base four times. Jhony Brito (5-6) gave up two hits and struck out three in 3 1/3 innings of relief while picking up the victory. Yankees starter Michael King tossed four scoreless innings, his longest outing this season. He gave up three hits and struck out five.
Detroit starter Tarik Skubal (3-3) allowed three runs (two earned) and four hits in six innings. He struck out nine and walked two. Rookie Parker Meadows, who had three hits, ended the Yankees’ shutout bid with a two-run single in the ninth.
Rays 11, Marlins 2
Jose Siri’s two-run double in the sixth inning gave Tampa Bay the lead in a win over host Miami.
Isaac Paredes, Randy Arozarena and Josh Lowe homered for the Rays, who are on a 12-4 run, including three straight wins. Paredes had four RBIs.
Jazz Chisholm Jr. slugged a solo homer and added an RBI single for the Marlins, who lost the opener of the two-game series. Jorge Soler, who leads the Marlins in homers (35) and RBIs (71), left the game for a pinch hitter in the seventh inning due to right hip tightness.
Phillies 12, Angels 7
Alec Bohm hit a three-run homer and doubled, Bryce Harper also homered and doubled, and host Philadelphia defeated Los Angeles.
Bryson Stott launched a two-run home run among his two hits, Kyle Schwarber hit a solo homer, and Trea Turner added a solo home run and two-run triple for the Phillies, who have won five in a row.
Phillies starter Michael Lorenzen (8-8) tossed six innings and allowed eight hits and four runs, three earned, with five strikeouts and two walks.
Nationals 5, Blue Jays 4
Carter Kieboom hit a two-run homer, Keibert Ruiz added a three-run blast and visiting Washington held off Toronto.
Kieboom finished with two hits for the Nationals, who are 5-3 on their nine-game road trip.
Davis Schneider hit a solo home run and an RBI double for the Blue Jays, who are 2-3 on a six-game homestand.
Orioles 9, White Sox 3
Anthony Santander hit a go-ahead, three-run double in the seventh inning and was among six Baltimore players with two hits in beating visiting Chicago.
Baltimore won for the ninth time in 11 games. The American League East-leading Orioles maintained a 2 1/2-game division lead over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Santander, who finished with four RBIs, lined a bases-clearing double down the right field line on a 2-2 pitch from Chicago reliever Aaron Bummer (4-3) to snap a 1-all tie. Danny Coulombe (4-1) was the winning pitcher, delivering 1 2/3 innings of perfect relief.
Braves 3, Rockies 1
Marcell Ozuna homered among his two hits, Michael Harris II had three hits, and surging Atlanta beat Colorado in Denver.
Braves starter Charlie Morton (14-10) allowed a run on three hits in six innings. Raul Iglesias got the final three outs for his 26th save as Atlanta won its eighth straight against Colorado dating back to 2022. The Braves have won 11 of their past 14 games overall.
Rockies starter Peter Lambert (3-5) gave up three runs on nine hits in five innings.
Rangers 2, Mets 1
Mitch Garver homered leading off the seventh inning to snap a scoreless tie for visiting Texas, which went on to beat New York.
Garver blasted the second pitch he saw from Drew Smith (4-5) well beyond the center field fence. Chris Stratton (2-1) got the final two outs of the sixth inning and emerged with the win.
Mark Vientos homered with two outs in the ninth off Aroldis Chapman as the Mets avoided getting shut out. Chapman then closed out his fourth save by getting Danny Mendick to ground out.
Cardinals 6, Padres 5 (10 innings)
Willson Contreras hit two homers, drove in three runs and scored three times as St. Louis edged visiting San Diego in 10 innings.
Pinch hitter Tommy Edman supplied the game-winning single in the 10th as the Cardinals snapped a four-game losing streak. JoJo Romero (4-1) blanked the Padres for the final two innings to get the win.
Jose Azocar had two hits and two RBIs, Matthew Batten went 4-for-4 with a walk and two runs and Luis Campusano homered for the Padres, who lost for the fourth time in five games. Josh Hader (0-2) pitched the 10th inning and took the loss.
Astros 6, Red Sox 2
Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez each homered as part of three-hit nights to lead visiting Houston over Boston.
The duo started the night with back-to-back solo homers in the first inning, leading the Astros to their fourth consecutive win. Alvarez also hit two doubles while Bregman had two RBIs and two runs. Mauricio Dubon added a two-run double in the sixth.
J.P. France (10-5) allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings to beat Brayan Bello (10-8), who gave up three runs, two earned, in 4 2/3 innings.
Pirates 6, Royals 3
Ke’Bryan Hayes and Liover Peguero homered as Pittsburgh rallied past host Kansas City.
With two outs in the eighth, Hayes crushed an 0-1 slider from reliever Carlos Hernandez (1-9) 424 feet to left for a two-run home run and a 2-1 lead. In the ninth, Peguero delivered a three-run shot to left as the Pirates erupted for six runs on six hits in two innings against a Royals bullpen with a major league-low 19 saves against 20 blown saves.
Winning pitcher Luis Ortiz (3-4) allowed a run on three hits, striking out five in five innings after opener Colin Selby retired all six batters faced over the first two frames.
Guardians 4, Twins 2
Bo Naylor went 2-for-4 and homered for the second game in a row and Cleveland held on for a win over Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Kole Calhoun and Will Brennan drove in one run apiece for Cleveland, which evened the series at one victory apiece. Guardians right-hander Hunter Gaddis (2-1) allowed one run on four hits in three innings of relief to earn the win.
Royce Lewis hit a home run for the third consecutive game for the Twins. Minnesota right-hander Pablo Lopez (9-7) drew his first loss in his past seven starts.
YANKEES RELEASE STRUGGLING DONALDSON
The New York Yankees announced Tuesday that they released veteran infielder Josh Donaldson.
The 37-year-old spent parts of two seasons with the Yankees after being acquired alongside Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Ben Rortvedt in a trade with the Minnesota Twins in March 2022. Gary Sánchez and Gio Urshela were sent the other way.
“I’d like to say thank you to everyone for the love and support over the years,” Donaldson posted on the X platform, formerly known as Twitter. “I’ve had the opportunity to play with some great teammates and organizations. I wish nothing but the best to the New York Yankees.”
Donaldson struggled in New York, posting a .207 batting average, 25 home runs, 77 RBIs, and a .678 OPS over 165 games. He’s been out of action since the middle of July with a right calf strain.
The 13-year veteran is a lifetime .262/.359/.491 hitter with 276 home runs and 805 RBIs across 1,366 games.
NFL TRANSACTION NOTEBOOK: PATS DOWN TO ONE QB
The New England Patriots have only one quarterback, Mac Jones, on their roster after cutting Bailey Zappe and rookie Malik Cunningham on Tuesday, a day after releasing Trace McSorley.
The moves came on the day NFL teams were required to reduce their rosters to 53 players.
Zappe, who started two games last season, had a relatively ineffective 2023 preseason. He finished the team’s final tune-up game against the Tennessee Titans going 8-for-15 for 57 yards and taking four sacks.
Zappe, 24, was a fourth-round pick out of Western Kentucky by New England in the 2022 draft and appeared in four games last season, connecting on 65 of his 92 pass attempts for 781 yards with five touchdowns and three interceptions. He and Cunningham, undrafted out of Louisville, are candidates to join the Patriots’ practice squad.
–The saga between the Indianapolis Colts and RB Jonathan Taylor continued, with the Colts keeping Taylor on the reserve/physically unable to perform list with no trade materializing, according to multiple reports.
Taylor, 24, reportedly requested a trade from Indianapolis July 30 due to the lack of contract extension talks. NFL Network reported that there was “significant interest” from two teams, but no trade came to fruition.
Taylor is ineligible to play the season’s first four games due to being on the PUP list.
–Pass rusher Von Miller will miss at least the first four games of the season with the Buffalo Bills deciding not to remove him from the physically unable to perform list prior to the Tuesday deadline.
Miller, 34, injured his right ACL in the Bills’ 28-25 victory over the Detroit Lions last Thanksgiving. The three-time All-Pro recorded eight sacks and 21 tackles while forcing one fumble in 11 games (all starts) last season, his first since signing a six-year, $120 million contract.
–The Baltimore Ravens released two-time Pro Bowl running back Melvin Gordon.
Gordon rushed for 59 yards on 17 carries in three preseason games for the Ravens. Baltimore kept Keaton Mitchell, an undrafted running back from East Carolina, instead of Gordon.
–The Carolina Panthers released veteran linebacker Deion Jones and acquired wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Jones, 28, was a second-round pick in 2016 and a Pro Bowl selection in 2017 with the Atlanta Falcons. Smith-Marsette came over in a deal that included a swap of conditional 2025 seventh-round picks. He had nine catches for 195 yards and two touchdowns in the preseason.
–The New York Giants acquired defensive end Boogie Basham and a 2025 seventh-round pick from the Bills in exchange for a 2025 sixth-round pick, according to ESPN.
Basham, 25, was a second-round pick in 2021 and registered 4.5 sacks in 23 career games (no starts) with Buffalo. Per ESPN, the Giants cut 2019 third-round pick Oshane Ximines after picking up Basham. Ximines had two sacks last year and 6.5 total over 45 games (nine starts) with New York in four seasons.
–The New Orleans Saints traded veteran kicker Wil Lutz to Denver, reuniting him with Broncos head coach Sean Payton. The Saints’ compensation wasn’t announced, but multiple media outlets reported it would be a 2024 seventh-round draft pick.
Lutz, 29, entered the NFL with New Orleans and then-coach Payton in 2016 and made the Pro Bowl in 2019, but is coming off his worst season. He made a career-low 74.2 percent of his field-goal attempts (23 of 31) but converted all 33 extra points in 17 games in 2022.
–The NFL placed Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Chris Claybrooks on the commissioner’s exempt list. Claybrooks, arrested twice this offseason on domestic violence charges, may not practice or attend games while on the list.
He was arrested in Duval County on July 21 on charges of misdemeanor domestic battery and false imprisonment, a third-degree felony. Claybrooks pleaded not guilty to those charges on Aug. 14 and his next scheduled court date is Sept. 11, according to the Florida Times-Union.
–The Tennessee Titans acquired kicker Nick Folk from the New England Patriots in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2025 draft, multiple media outlets reported.
Folk, 38, made 32 of 37 field-goal attempts and 32 of 35 extra-point tries in 17 games last season for the Patriots.
–The Houston Texans placed offensive lineman Kenyon Green on injured reserve due to a shoulder injury, then reportedly filled the vacancy by acquiring Kendrick Green from the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for a 2025 sixth-round draft pick.
Kenyon Green, 22, was a 2022 first-round pick who started 14 games last year. Kendrick Green, 24, was a third-round selection in 2021 and started 15 games at center during his rookie season.
–The Dallas Cowboys acquired former first-round pick Noah Igbinoghene from the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday in exchange for fellow cornerback Kelvin Joseph, multiple media outlets reported.
Igbinoghene, 23, recorded 10 tackles, one interception and three pass deflections in nine games (two starts) last season.
–Instead of being released by the Denver Broncos, tight end Albert Okwuegbunam is reportedly headed to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Broncos had reportedly indicated Tuesday morning that they intended to waive the former fourth-round pick, but the Eagles swooped in and sent a 2025 sixth-round pick to Denver in exchange for Okwuegbunam and a 2025 seventh-round pick, according to ESPN.
–The Kansas City Chiefs reportedly acquired defensive tackle Neil Farrell from the division rival Las Vegas Raiders. ESPN reported that the Raiders received a sixth-round pick in exchange, although the draft year was not specified.
–The Chicago Bears acquired veteran guard Dan Feeney from the Miami Dolphins for a 2024 sixth-round pick, according to multiple reports. Feeney, 29, signed a one-year deal with Miami in March after spending the last two seasons with the New York Jets.
BILLS’ VON MILLER TO MISS FIRST 4 GAMES ON PHYSICALLY UNABLE TO PERFORM LIST, AP SOURCE SAYS
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills top pass-rusher Von Miller will open the season on the physically unable to perform list in allowing him to continue recovering from a torn right knee ligament, a person with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the move coming on the day NFL teams have to cut their rosters to 53 players. ESPN.com first reported the decision.
Miller will be required to miss at least the first four games of the season.
Though Miller hoped to be ready for the start of the season, the move was expected after the 12th-year player has yet to be cleared for practice.
Miller was hurt in a 28-25 win at the Detroit Lions on Nov. 24 and had surgery a few weeks later.
PANTHERS ACQUIRE WR IHMIR SMITH-MARSETTE FROM THE CHIEFS AFTER SPATE OF INJURIES AT WIDE RECEIVER
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) With injuries impacting their depth at wide receiver, the Carolina Panthers made a move to acquire wide receiver/returner Ihmir Smith-Marsette from the Kansas City Chiefs in a deal involving a swap of conditional 2025 seventh-round draft picks.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Smith-Marsette is coming off a strong preseason where he was second in the league with 195 yards receiving on nine receptions.
The 2021 fifth-round draft pick by the Minnesota Vikings averaged 21.7 yards per catch in three games, including two 40-plus yard receptions from Chiefs backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert.
With the NFL regular season fast approaching, the Panthers are dealing with injuries to three of their top five receivers. DJ Chark, Terrace Marshall Jr. and Laviska Shenault Jr. all sat out the preseason finale and their status for Week 1 remains uncertain.
Smith-Marsette spent time with Minnesota and the Chicago Bears the past two seasons, catching five passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns in 2021. He had one catch for 15 yards last season.
He has returned five kickoffs for 100 yards.
The Panthers also announced 22 roster moves on Tuesday to get closer to the league’s 53-player limit.
The most notable cut was linebacker Deion Jones, a 2016 Pro Bowl linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons who was signed earlier this offseason to a one-year deal.
A second-round pick by the Falcons in 2016, Jones has started 88 games and played in 96 in his career with 12 interceptions and 11 sacks.
The Panthers also parted ways with five draft picks from the era of former coach Matt Rhule, including wide receiver Shi Smith, cornerbacks Keith Taylor and Stantley Thomas-Oliver, linebacker Brandon Smith and offensive lineman Deonte Brown.
The team also cut wide receivers Javon Wims and Josh Vann; running back Spencer Brown, offensive linemen Justin McCray, Michael Jordan, Sam Tecklenburg and JD Direnzo; defensive lineman Raequan Williams; outside linebackers Kobe Jones, Eku Leota, and Jordan Thomas; inside linebacker Ace Eley; safety Eric Rowe; and cornerbacks Herb Miller, Mac McCain, and Mark Milton.
Right guard Austin Corbett was placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list as he continues to recover from a torn ACL he sustained in last year’s regular-season finale. That means Corbett will miss at least the first four games of the season.
Defensive end Henry Anderson was also placed on injured reserve.
BRONCOS ACQUIRING KICKER WIL LUTZ FROM SAINTS, REUNITING HIM WITH SEAN PAYTON, AP SOURCE SAYS
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos are acquiring Wil Lutz from the New Orleans Saints, reuniting the veteran kicker with coach Sean Payton, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the teams didn’t immediately announce the deal in which the Saints will receive a 2024 seventh-round draft pick from Denver.
This means New Orleans will go with undrafted rookie Blake Grupe from Notre Dame. He was 5-for-6 in the preseason with his only miss from 60 yards.
The Broncos released veteran Brandon McManus in the spring and brought in veterans Elliott Fry and Brett Maher for a camp competition. Fry was waived with an injury designation after the preseason opener where he missed a field goal.
Maher, who was jettisoned by the Dallas Cowboys in the offseason following his extra point meltdown in the playoffs, missed two field goals in the first preseason game before bouncing back to make all four of his attempts and all seven extra points in the last two exhibitions.
Payton had made it clear that Maher hadn’t won the job when Fry was released and was actually competing with kickers across the league.
That included Lutz, 29, who signed with New Orleans after the Baltimore Ravens cut him in 2016.
Lutz has made 84.6% of his field goal attempts in his seven-year NFL career. He made 74.2% of his tries last year after missing 2021 with an injury.
Lutz will see plenty of familiar faces in Denver besides Payton’s.
The Broncos stocked their roster with several former Saints who played for Payton in New Orleans, including tight end Adam Trautman, fullback Michael Burton and wide receivers Marquez Callaway and Lil’Jordan Humphrey.
CHIEFS GET DT NEIL FARRELL JR FROM DIVISION-RIVAL RAIDERS FOR DRAFT PICK, AP SOURCE SAYS
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs acquired defensive tackle Neil Farrell Jr. from the Las Vegas Raiders for a sixth-round pick in a rare trade among division rivals, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
The person, speaking just hours before the deadline for teams to reach the 53-man roster limit, spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because Farrell still must pass a physical. That is not expected to be a problem after the Raiders’ fourth-round pick in the 2022 draft appeared in all of their preseason games.
The trade for help along the defensive line could be a sign that the Chiefs do not expect All-Pro defensive tackle Chris Jones to report in the near future. Jones has been holding out in the hopes of earning a lucrative long-term contract, racking up millions in fines for missing the Chiefs’ mandatory minicamp, their entire training camp and three preseason games.
In a back-and-forth with fans on social media, Jones indicated he would be willing to hold out until Week 8. That would be the deadline for making sure he would accrue a full season and fulfill the terms of his four-year, $80 million contract.
Even in that case, the Chiefs could use the franchise tag on him next offseason.
Farrell, who at 6-foot-4, 325 pounds plugs a mammoth hole in the middle of the defensive line, only had 12 tackles and two quarterback hits in nine games last season. But the acquisition of the 25-year-old tackle follows a trend of Chiefs general manager Brett Veach acquiring relatively high draft picks and giving them a fresh start in Kansas City.
The Chiefs were relatively thin along the defensive line with Jones holding out. Turk Wharton missed a big chunk of training camp with a knee injury, though he should be ready to go for their Sept. 7 opener against the Detroit Lions, while defensive end Charles Omenihu will begin serving a six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal-conduct policy.
RB DALVIN COOK PARTICIPATES IN FIRST PRACTICE WITH JETS
New York Jets running back Dalvin Cook practiced for the first time this summer on Tuesday.
The four-time Pro Bowler signed a one-year deal with the Jets on Aug. 14 that is worth up to $8.6 million.
Cook, 28, was released by the Minnesota Vikings on June 9 after his fourth straight 1,000-yard season.
He recently became a first-time father and has been spending time with his son, Dalvin Jr., per ESPN.
Coach Robert Saleh confirmed Cook’s participation in Tuesday’s practice as the Jets prepare for their Sept. 11 opener against the Buffalo Bills. Cook’s younger brother, James, is a running back for the Bills.
Dalvin Cook is returning from shoulder surgery in February.
He posted 5,993 rushing yards, 47 rushing touchdowns, 221 receptions, 1,794 receiving yards and five TD catches in 73 games (72 starts) with the Vikings, who drafted him in the second round in 2017.
Cook joins a Jets backfield that features Breece Hall, who averaged 5.8 yards per attempt across seven games as a rookie in 2022 before tearing his ACL. Saleh also announced that Hall, 22, would practice on Tuesday.
REPORT: TITANS ACQUIRE K NICK FOLK FROM PATRIOTS
The Tennessee Titans acquired kicker Nick Folk from the New England Patriots in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2025 NFL Draft, NFL Network reported Tuesday.
The reported move comes one week after the Titans acquired Michael Badgley and released fellow kickers Caleb Shudak and Trey Wolff.
Folk, 38, made 32 of 37 field-goal attempts and 32 of 35 extra-point tries in 17 games last season for the Patriots.
He has drilled 353 of 426 field-goal attempts and 458 of 473 extra-point tries in 211 career games with the Dallas Cowboys (2007-09), New York Jets (2010-16), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2017) and Patriots (2019-22).
JAGS CB CHRIS CLAYBROOKS ON EXEMPT LIST AFTER TWO ARRESTS
The NFL placed Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Chris Claybrooks on the commissioner’s exempt list on Tuesday.
Claybrooks, arrested twice this offseason on domestic violence charges, may not practice or attend games while on the list.
He was arrested in Duval County on July 21 on charges of misdemeanor domestic battery and false imprisonment, a third-degree felony. He was released the next day on a $25,000 bond.
Claybrooks pleaded not guilty to those charges on Aug. 14 and his next scheduled court date is Sept. 11, according to the Florida Times-Union.
In April, Claybrooks was arrested in Nashville on misdemeanor charges of domestic assault with bodily injury and vandalism. Those charges were dropped in May after a settlement was reached.
Claybrooks, 26, was a seventh-round pick by the Jaguars in 2020. He has recorded 81 tackles and one forced fumble in 46 games (six starts).
REPORTS: BEARS ACQUIRE G DAN FEENEY FROM DOLPHINS
The Chicago Bears are acquiring veteran guard Dan Feeney from the Miami Dolphins for a 2024 sixth-round pick, according to multiple reports.
Feeney, 29, signed a one-year deal with Miami in March after spending the last two seasons with the New York Jets.
A Chicago-area native, Feeney was a third-round pick by the Los Angeles Chargers in 2017 and has played in 96 games (64 starts) with the Chargers (2017-20) and Jets.
Feeney has experience at left and right guard and at center and adds depth in Chicago, where offensive lineman Teven Jenkins is out indefinitely with a leg injury.
FIRST NFL COACH FIRED? MIKE MCCARTHY, JOSH MCDANIELS AMONG CO-FAVORITES
The Dallas Cowboys are nipping at the heels of the Philadelphia Eagles and are considered a potential threat to win the NFC Championship by many oddsmakers.
That’s also the reason Mike McCarthy will open the 2023 season on one of the hottest coaching seats in the NFL.
McCarthy has posted a 30-20 regular-season record through his first three seasons in Dallas. During that time, the Cowboys are also 1-2 in the postseason.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been notoriously patient with his coaches — Jason Garrett’s 10-year run on Dallas’ sideline ahead of McCarthy’s arrival being the prime example. However, former Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn is a ready-made replacement should the Cowboys stumble out of the gate and Jones decides to make a move.
McCarthy has been installed as one of the three “favorites” to be the first NFL coach fired this season. He is being offered at +600 by SportsBetting.ag along with Las Vegas’ Josh McDaniels and Tampa Bay’s Todd Bowles.
FIRST NFL COACH FIRED ODDS
Mike McCarthy, Cowboys (+600)
Josh McDaniels, Raiders (+600)
Todd Bowles, Buccaneers (+600)
Ron Rivera, Commanders (+700)
Dennis Allen, Saints (+900)
Kevin Stefanski, Browns (+900)
Matt Eberflus, Bears (+1400)
Mike Vrabel, Titans (+1400)
Arthur Smith, Falcons (+1600)
Brandon Staley, Chargers (+1600)
Matt LaFleur, Packers (+1600)
Sean McVay, Rams (+1600)
Kevin O’Connell, Vikings (+2200)
Dan Campbell, Lions (+2500)
John Harbaugh, Ravens (+2800)
Mike Tomlin, Steelers (+3300)
Robert Saleh, Jets (+3300)
Jonathan Gannon, Cardinals (+4000)
Mike McDaniel, Dolphins (+5000)
Pete Carroll, Seahawks (+5000)
Doug Pederson, Jaguars (+6600)
Frank Reich, Panthers (+6600)
Sean McDermott, Bills (+6600)
Shane Steichen, Colts (+6600)
DeMeco Ryans, Texans (+7500)
Bill Belichick, Patriots (+10000)
Brian Daboll, Giants (+10000)
Kyle Shanahan, 49ers (+10000)
Nick Sirianni, Eagles (+10000)
Sean Payton, Broncos (+10000)
Zac Taylor, Bengals (+10000)
Andy Reid, Chiefs (+25000)
McDaniels is entering just his second season in Las Vegas, but the pressure has already mounted following a disappointing 6-11 record in 2022. The Raiders moved on from quarterback Derek Carr, and McDaniels has put his eggs into the basket of oft-injured Jimmy Garoppolo, with whom he worked in New England from 2014-26.
Bowles also finds himself at the mercy of a murky quarterback situation. After Tom Brady’s retirement, the Bucs signed former No. 1 pick Baker Mayfield, who won a training camp battle over Kyle Trask.
Tampa Bay plays in a lackluster division that includes New Orleans, Atlanta and Carolina — three more teams that will begin the season with new starting quarterbacks. But the Bucs are expected to finish last in the NFC South by most books.
Another coach who could be on a short leash is Washington’s Ron Rivera, who has two years remaining on his current contract. The Commanders are coming off a solid 8-8-1 season but are in a very deep division and the team’s new ownership could choose to go in a different direction if the Commanders start poorly under first-year starting quarterback Sam Howell.
Rivera brought in a new offensive coordinator in Eric Bieniemy, and said a contract extension is part of talks he has had with new owner Josh Harris.
“They’ve gone well and they stand in a good situation,” Rivera said recently of his conversations with Harris. “Those are all things that are all part of our discussion. And again, these are things that we talk about, we’re working into.
“There’s a lot to do and to assume anything’s going to happen immediately is unfair because they are still learning and understanding us, and we’re still talking with them and trying to get things lined up and in order.”
REPORT: GIANTS ACQUIRE DE BOOGIE BASHAM FROM BILLS
The New York Giants agreed to acquire defensive end Boogie Basham from the Buffalo Bills, ESPN reported Tuesday.
The trade report did not include the compensation for the Bills.
Basham, 25, was a second-round pick in 2021 and registered 4.5 sacks in 23 career games (no starts) with Buffalo.
Giants general manager Joe Schoen was working for the Bills when they drafted Basham out of Wake Forest.
He will join a defensive end rotation in New York that features veterans Leonard Williams and A’Shawn Robinson.
Also Tuesday, the Giants activated wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson off the physically unable to perform list.
A second-round draft pick in 2022, Robinson had 23 catches for 227 yards and a touchdown in six games last season before tearing his right ACL in Week 11.
PANTHERS CUT LB DEION JONES, ACQUIRE WR FROM CHIEFS
The Carolina Panthers released veteran linebacker Deion Jones on Tuesday and acquired wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs.
They were part of a series of moves as the Panthers reduced their roster to the 53-man limit.
Jones, 28, was a second-round pick in 2016 and a Pro Bowl selection in 2017 with the Atlanta Falcons. He has posted 696 tackles, 11 sacks and 12 interceptions — five returned for touchdowns — in 96 games (88 starts) with the Falcons (2016-21) and Cleveland Browns (2022).
Smith-Marsette came over from the Chiefs in a trade Monday night, a deal that included a swap of conditional 2025 seventh-round picks. He had nine catches for 195 yards and two touchdowns in the preseason.
Smith-Marsette, who turned 24 on Tuesday, was a fifth-round pick by the Minnesota Vikings in 2021. He has gained 230 all-purpose yards in 16 games (one start) with the Vikings (2021), Chicago Bears (2022) and Chiefs (2022). He caught two touchdown passes as a rookie with Minnesota.
Carolina placed right guard Austin Corbett (ACL) on the reserve/physically unable to perform list and he will miss at least the first four games.
Defensive end Henry Anderson was placed on injured reserve.
The Panthers also released the following players: running back Spencer Brown; wide receivers Shi Smith, Javon Wims and Josh Vann; offensive linemen Justin McCray, Michael Jordan, Deonte Brown, Sam Tecklenburg and JD Direnzo; defensive lineman Raequan Williams; outside linebackers Kobe Jones, Eku Leota and Jordan Thomas; inside linebackers Brandon Smith, and Ace Eley; safety Eric Rowe; and cornerbacks Keith Taylor, Stantley Thomas-Oliver, Herb Miller, Mac McCain and Mark Milton.
AFC SOUTH PREVIEW
*Jacksonville’s roster is very stable. The key loss was offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor, who signed with Kansas City. That’s not a loss to be dismissed, but no team has perfect stability in this day and age. Moreover, Jacksonville addressed this hole in the draft by picking Anton Harrison. And they added a new target in wide receiver Calvin Ridley. There’s no reason to expect the Jags’ upward trajectory to be interrupted.
*It ultimately comes down to Lawrence’s continued progression. Last year he improved his TD/INT ratio from 12/17 as a rookie to 25/8. The ability to clean up the mistakes was part of natural career growth. When you look at this kid’s history, you have to think the sky’s the limit. He not only has the talent, but he’s a proven big-game winner from his days at Clemson, and now with a historic playoff comeback under his belt in the NFL. He’s got a Super Bowl-winning coach at his side. If Jacksonville were in the NFC, they would easily be the 2-seed. As it is, they have to settle for being the best of the AFC South, and then chasing Kansas City, Buffalo, and Cincinnati (among others) in January.
*Tennessee collapsed hard last year. While the loss of veteran quarterback Ryan Tannehill was undoubtedly a big reason, Tannehill is also overrated and completely dependent on having a potent running game to carry him. To that end, the retooling of a traditionally good offensive line will be critical to this year’s success. Tennessee used their first-round draft pick on tackle Peter Skoronski. It won’t take much to pave the way for Derrick Henry. I like the decision to draft Tulane’s versatile back Tyjae Spears as a change-of-pace and possible pass-catcher out of the backfield. Spears, along with excellent tight end Chigoziem Okwonkwo can give Tannehill some targets in the short passing game.
*If this were 1970s-style football, I’d be a happier fan, and the Titans would have a better defense. They were the best in the league last year against the run. But unfortunately for me and Tennessee fans, this is 2023 and the Titan pass defense was the worst in the league last year. Clearly, you aren’t going anywhere in today’s game unless that changes dramatically.
*After an interim fling with Jeff Saturday as their head coach for the second half of last season proved disastrous, Indy has brought in Shane Steichen, the offensive coordinator who did such a great job with Jalen Hurts in Philadelphia. Steichen will have a healthy Shaquille Leonard at linebacker.
*What’s above is about all I can see that’s positive in the Colts right now. The decision to draft Anthony Richardson out of Florida with the fourth overall pick is going to prove disastrous. The decision to fire a good head coach in Frank Reich last year simply because the team was 3-5-1 was terrible. The status of Jonathan Taylor’s health and whether or not he’ll be traded is a question mark. Indianapolis has been in a free fall since blowing a game in Jacksonville in the 2021 finale that cost them a playoff spot. And I see no reason to think that collapse is going to be interrupted this season.
*I like what Houston has going here. They start with the game’s best offensive tackle in Laremy Tunsil. Combined with Tytus Howard, this is as good a tackle combo as there is in the NFL. I love the addition of Shaq Mason at guard. As a Patriots fan, I don’t believe our offensive line recovered from losing Mason last season. I really like the signing of Devin Singletary at running back. Every time I watch Singletary, his aggression and attacking style of carrying the ball always jumps out. I love that they drafted Alabama defensive end Will Anderson. All of that sets up the signature draft pick, Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud, to have success.
*As much as I might like this foundation, there’s still a lot of work to do. New head coach Demeco Ryan has a defensive pedigree, overseeing that solid San Francisco 49ers’ D as a coordinator. Ryan will play an aggressive style. That’s going to serve this team well in the future, but in the present, I’m not sure the overall talent level is high enough to avoid being exposed. Houston’s heading in the right direction, but it’s more likely that 2024 will be their year to compete for a playoff spot.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS
KYLE MCCORD GETS THE NOD AS STARTING QB FOR NO. 3 OHIO STATE AFTER 2 YEARS AS C.J. STROUD’S BACKUP
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Kyle McCord will be the starting quarterback when No. 3 Ohio State opens the season Saturday at Indiana.
Buckeyes coach Ryan Day delivered the long-awaited decision on Tuesday, adding that both McCord and Devin Brown probably would play in the opener.
“I think that Kyle has done a great job over the last two weeks showing consistency,” Day said. “He’s played very well in practice. But Devin, throughout the body of the preseason, has shown that he deserves to play. So expect both of them to play. We have confidence in both of them.”
The competition started in spring practice. Day ultimately decided to go with McCord, the more-experienced third-year player, over Brown, who is beginning his second season in the program. As recently as last week, Day said the competition was too close to call.
A right-handed, pro-style passer, the 20-year-old McCord backed up two-time Heisman Trophy finalist C.J. Stroud for two seasons, completing 58 passes for 606 yards and three touchdowns. He started a game in 2021 when Ohio State rested the banged-up Stroud.
Brown got limited mop-up duty last year and has yet to throw a pass in a college game.
“(McCord) has been in the program here for a few years – he’s seen the good and the bad and the ugly, really,” Day said. “And a big part of life is knowing what to expect, and so he’s been around, so he’s at least seen it. Now he’s got to go do it. It’s a whole different thing when you’re actually physically doing it (rather) than watching somebody else go through it.”
Day acknowledged that he would have preferred one of the candidates to emerge earlier as the clear starter.
“This is something that’s a little uncharted territory for me, but you just go on what you see every day in practice,” he said. “And I think that Kyle’s consistency in the last couple of weeks has allowed him to be the starter. And he deserves that.”
McCord will be surrounded by an outstanding collection of offensive weapons. That begins with All-American receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. and wideouts Emeka Egbuka and Julian Fleming. Tight end Cade Stover returns for a fifth year after catching 36 passes for 406 yards, fourth-best on the team last season.
Explosive running backs TreVeyon Henderson and Miyan Williams both struggled with injuries last season but are healthy and are expected to share carries. Henderson rushed for more than 1,200 yards in 2021.
The Buckeyes finished 11-2 last year, losing to rival Michigan in the final regular-season game. They backed into a playoff spot, losing to eventual national champion Georgia in a wild one, 42-41.
ARIK GILBERT, TIGHT END AWAITING ELIGIBILITY RULING AT NEBRASKA, IS ARRESTED IN SUSPECTED BURGLARY
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska tight end Arik Gilbert, who transferred from Georgia and was awaiting a ruling on his eligibility from the NCAA, was arrested on suspicion of burglary early Tuesday after police received a report of a store break-in.
Officers dispatched to SJ’s Liquor and Vape Shop shortly before 2 a.m. found a glass door shattered with large cement chunks from the parking lot, police said, and they saw Gilbert walking toward the exit carrying a bag.
The bag contained stolen vape products, Delta 8, cigars and lighters with a total value of $1,672.07, and damage to the business was estimated at $650, police said.
Lancaster County court records did not indicate if Gilbert has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.
Gilbert, a sophomore from Marietta, Georgia, was a five-star recruit who was the top-ranked tight end prospect and 2019 Gatorade National Player of the Year.
He initially played at LSU, where he started eight games in 2020 and was named to the All-SEC freshman team after catching 35 passes for 368 yards. He transferred to Georgia and sat out the 2021 season. He played in three games for the Bulldogs last season, catching two passes for 16 yards and a touchdown.
Nebraska coach Matt Rhule, without elaborating, said Gilbert has been working through some life issues.
“Had been really proud of the job he had done in the spring and summer but, to be honest, during camp he’s had some struggles and he’s been working to overcome them,” Rhule said. “We have a great group of people here trying to help him, and obviously last night happened. Disapointed for him and his family and disappointed obviously for the business owner, and we’ll have to work through it as we move forward.”
DEION SANDERS, REBUILT COLORADO DRAW NO. 17 TCU FOR OPENING ACT
No. 17 TCU played in last season’s College Football Playoff title contest, but Colorado is the program creating the overwhelming buzz leading into Saturday’s season opener at Fort Worth, Texas.
Deion Sanders, inducted into both the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame as a player, is the new coach of the Buffaloes and attempting to turn the downtrodden program into a winner.
Colorado went 1-11 last season and Sanders — who refers to himself as “Coach Prime” — emptied the roster in a manner never seen before in college football history.
Only 10 of last season’s 84 scholarship players are still with the program — seven on offense, three on defense. According to BuffZone, there are 114 players in the program, including walk-ons, and 86 of them are in their first season at Colorado.
“I know it was a huge overhaul, but it had to be done,” Sanders told the publication.
Sanders was hired after going 27-6 in three seasons at Jackson State. He brought his two sons — quarterback Shedeur and safety Shilo — as well as highly regarded cornerback/receiver Travis Hunter from the Tigers.
He heavily worked the transfer portal but many prognosticators don’t expect such a philosophy to create an immediate turnaround.
“We’ve got a lot of doubters — I don’t know why,” Shilo Sanders said. “But we don’t have an underdog mindset. That’s how we’re coming. I’m not thinking we need to prove a lot. We just need to go out there and do what we do.”
The Buffaloes need to improve on defense. The unit ranked last in the nation in scoring defense (44.5) last season. Safety Trevor Woods (84 tackles) is the unit’s top returning player.
Shedeur Sanders is expected to pump up the offense. He started for two seasons at Jackson State and passed for 6,983 yards, 70 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He also rushed for nine scores.
The Horned Frogs (13-2 in 2022) routed Colorado 38-13 in last season’s opener in the first meeting between the schools.
But TCU coach Sonny Dykes said he won’t be watching that game film due to the roster shakeup.
“Obviously, that tape is not going to be worth anything,” Dykes said Monday. “I haven’t even watched it because there is no reason to.”
TCU is operating in a bigger spotlight this season after putting together a surprise campaign for the ages. The Horned Frogs crashed the four-team playoff and beat Michigan in the semifinals before being steamrolled 65-7 by Georgia in the national championship game.
Dykes allows the final game was ugly but doesn’t think reaching the title contest was a one-time occurrence.
“Anybody can have a good year every now and then,” Dykes said. “We want to be a program that’s consistently in the Top 25. We want to be a program that consistently plays for conference championships, that’s in a conference race in late November. We do those things, we’re going to be in the college football playoff conversation.”
Max Duggan had a magical season and was the Heisman Trophy runner-up but few people remember he wasn’t the opening-game quarterback.
Chandler Morris won the job but sustained a left knee injury in Game 1 that opened the door for Duggan.
Morris said he has a chip on his shoulder “because you go out and you win the job in camp and you get hurt in the third quarter like 27 plays into the game and you’re done.”
QB QUESTION IN PLAY AS NO. 4 ALABAMA HOSTS MIDDLE TENNESSEE
No. 4 Alabama opens the season with a visit from Middle Tennessee on Saturday at Tuscaloosa, Ala., which is when the Crimson Tide might reveal for the first time the identity of the team’s starting quarterback.
Alabama coach Nick Saban is keeping the wraps on who will be the starter after the departure of standout Bryce Young, the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers.
Jalen Milroe is the perceived favorite after throwing five touchdown passes in 53 attempts last season for the Crimson Tide (11-2 in 2022). Ty Simpson and Notre Dame transfer Tyler Buchner also have been competing for the starting gig.
“I don’t have any expectations for that right now,” Saban said Monday of the quarterback situation. “We’re going one day at a time and we’re repping the players.”
Saban reiterated earlier comments this month that the quarterback competition doesn’t end just because somebody starts Game 1.
Most observers feel Milroe will be first behind center against Middle Tennessee (8-5 last season).
Milroe started against Texas A&M last season when Young was injured and passed for three touchdowns in a 24-20 victory.
Saban said that Milroe has made strides during fall camp.
“I think Jalen has made a significant amount of improvement,” Saban said. “I think he’s more comfortable in the pocket. I think that he has more confidence in the way he executes and the way he plays.”
Simpson completed 4 of 5 passes last season as the third-stringer. Buchner passed for 949 yards, six touchdowns and eight interceptions for the Fighting Irish. He started three games for Notre Dame last season.
On the defensive side, standout linebacker Will Anderson is gone — he was selected No. 3 overall by the Houston Texans — so it is Dallas Turner’s time to be the unit’s leader. Turner has 12 1/2 sacks in two seasons.
Middle Tennessee faces a huge task but it did post a 45-31 upset at No. 25 Miami last season. That was a milestone victory for the Blue Raiders, as it was their first in 22 games against ranked foes since becoming an FBS program in 1999.
Beating the Crimson Tide will be a tough task in the eyes of Middle Tennessee coach Rick Stockstill.
“We’ve got a tremendous challenge and a tremendous opportunity this week with Alabama, one of the best teams in the country,” Stockstill said on Monday. “They lose two games last year by a total of four points and everybody thinks that, you know, the sky is falling down there. It’s a really, really talented team.”
The Blue Raiders won their final four games last season and were victorious in a bowl game for the second straight season.
Nicholas Vattiato is the quarterback after making six starts over the previous two seasons. He has passed for 1,340 yards, seven touchdowns and seven interceptions in eight career games.
“Even with a great opponent like Alabama, we have a great opportunity to go out there and show what we’ve been building,” Vattiato said. “I believe in my guys more than anyone to be able to go out there against some competition and show what we have.
“Not to prove to ourselves, because we all believe in ourselves, but maybe just to prove to other people that we’re here and we’re here to play.”
Alabama has won the previous three meetings. The most recent was a 37-10 victory in 2015.
UPSET-MINDED NAU TRIES TO SPOIL ANOTHER ARIZONA SEASON AT THE START
Arizona coach Jedd Fisch begins his third season with the Wildcats on Saturday night with an expected prolific offense, hope for improvement on defense and payback on his mind.
Arizona opens at home in Tucson, Ariz., against FCS Northern Arizona, which pulled off a stunning 21-19 upset on Sept. 18, 2021, ending a 14-game losing streak to the Wildcats that dated to 1932.
Fisch, who inherited a 12-game skid from former coach Kevin Sumlin, went on to a 1-11 record in 2021 but improved to 5-7 last season.
“I think our team is a little different than it was a couple of years ago,” Fisch said. “I know their team is different. It seems as if there’s been a lot of transfers that have come and gone on both programs.”
One of those is Arizona quarterback Jayden de Laura, a second-year transfer from Washington State who leads an offense that returns the bulk of its players from a unit that averaged 30.8 points per game last season.
Also back are all-purpose running back Michael Wiley (771 yards rushing, 349 receiving), quick slot receiver Jacob Cowing (85 catches, 1,034 yards, seven TDs), big-play receiver Tetairoa McMillan (39 catches, 702 yards, eight TDs) and potential first-round left tackle Jordan Morgan. He has been cleared to start after recovering from a torn ACL in November.
The defense is the potential issue, trying to rebuild quickly up front via the transfer portal after allowing 36.5 points per game in 2022.
NAU went 3-8 last season but is buoyed by a 15-member freshman class that fifth-year coach Chris Ball called the most talented class he’s had. And the Lumberjacks added 36 transfers for this season.
“I’m having more fun coaching this year than I have in 38 years of coaching football,” Ball said. “This is a great group of young men.”
NAU has a hole to fill at quarterback but returns talented receivers in second-team All-Big Sky Coleman Owen and senior Hendrix Johnson, who has 169 career receptions, 33 away from becoming the school’s career leader.
The star on defense is senior lineman Eloi Kwete, who enters with 26.5 career tackles for loss, including 16 sacks.
The programs have met regularly since 2022, settling now into an every-other-year pattern.
PRIZED QBS FRONT AND CENTER IN BATTLE OF CAROLINAS
Two of the top quarterbacks in the country share the spotlight as No. 21 North Carolina and South Carolina kick off their seasons in the Duke’s Mayo Classic on Saturday night in Charlotte, N.C.
Drake Maye returns for the Tar Heels after passing for 4,321 yards with 38 touchdowns and seven interceptions as the ACC Player of the Year in 2022, his first season as the starter.
Spencer Rattler tallied 3,026 yards passing with 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions with the Gamecocks last season after transferring from Oklahoma, where he also had a 3,000-yard season in 2020.
South Carolina coach Shane Beamer said he understands why many are projecting Maye as a top-five pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. Maye was also UNC’s leading rusher with 698 yards last season, adding seven touchdowns.
“He is a really talented player, not just a thrower, but as an athlete, being able to run as well,” Beamer said of preparing for Maye. “So we’ve got to do a great job of corralling him, and that also means offensively, we’ve got to be able to stay on the field and score points, because you’re facing a team with a really good quarterback.”
North Carolina finished 9-5 last season after dropping its final four games. Maye had four TD passes and four picks during that slide as the Tar Heels fell to Georgia Tech and NC State at home before losing to Clemson in the ACC title game and Oregon in the Holiday Bowl.
South Carolina, by contrast, finished 8-5 after notching big wins against then-No. 5 Tennessee and No. 7 Clemson in November. Rattler threw for a combined 798 yards and eight TDs against the Volunteers and Tigers, then added 246 yards and two TDs in a 45-38 loss to Notre Dame in the Gator Bowl.
“I think the biggest challenge is stopping [Rattler], because like Drake, when he gets hot he can run up and down the field,” Tar Heels coach Mack Brown said on his radio show Monday. “That’s why they were so good at the end of the year. They beat a Tennessee team that was hot. They beat a Clemson team that won our league and beat us and then came down to the end of the game with Notre Dame. They really finished the season strong.”
To start this week, North Carolina remained in limbo regarding one of Maye’s biggest weapons, wide receiver Tez Walker. The NCAA denied his immediate eligibility request because this is his second transfer, and UNC filed an appeal. He caught 58 passes for 921 yards and 11 touchdowns with the Golden Flashes last season.
The Tar Heels were counting on Walker to replace Josh Downs, the two-time 1,000-yard receiver who was picked in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts.
Rattler’s receiving corps includes five-star true freshman Nyck Harbor and 2022 All-SEC selection Antwane Wells Jr., who caught 68 passes for 928 yards and six scores last season.
The border rivals are meeting for the 60th time, with North Carolina holding a 35-20-4 lead in the all-time series, including a 3-2 edge in games played at a neutral site. South Carolina won the most recent contest, 38-21, at the Duke’s Mayo Bowl on Dec. 30, 2021.
NO. 2 MICHIGAN, SANS JIM HARBAUGH, CASTS FOCUS ON EAST CAROLINA
Second-ranked Michigan is without suspended head coach Jim Harbaugh when it opens the 2023 season against East Carolina on Saturday at Ann Arbor, Mich.
The Wolverines (13-1 in 2022) don’t figure to miss Harbaugh, who serves the first of a school-imposed three-game punishment for his role in NCAA violations involving recruiting and coaching time. Defensive coordinator Jesse Minter will run the Wolverines against the Pirates, who posted an 8-5 record last season.
“I’ve heard people comment that it’s a slap on the wrist,” Harbaugh said Monday of the suspension. “It’s more like a baseball bat to the kneecaps or to the shoulder.”
Offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore is also serving a suspension Saturday due to the NCAA issues. Quarterbacks coach Kirk Campbell will call the plays.
Campbell figures to often get the ball to returning first-team All-American running back Blake Corum against the Pirates.
Corum finished seventh in Heisman Trophy balloting last season when he rushed for 1,463 yards, the eighth highest single-season total in Wolverines’ history. He rushed for 18 touchdowns before effectively missing the final 3 1/2 games due to a serious knee injury.
Corum tore the meniscus, sprained the MCL and sustained a bone bruise in the second quarter against Illinois on Nov. 19. He attempted to play against Ohio State the following week but left after two carries and missed the rest of the season.
The injury prevented Corum from leaving for the NFL. He now sees the good side of the adversity.
“It took me a while to realize that this is just something small,” Corum said. “There’s a lot of people out there doing way worse than I was. A lot of people are quick to get down when something small happens, when there’s people out there really struggling.
“This is something I can come back from, and I got it repaired. Some people can’t repair a lot of things.”
J.J. McCarthy is again the quarterback. He passed for 22 touchdowns and rushed for five while guiding Michigan to the College Football Playoffs. The Wolverines lost 51-45 to TCU in the semifinals.
East Carolina is in reloading mode after losing four key offensive performers from a team that routed Coastal Carolina 53-29 in the Birmingham Bowl. It was the program’s first bowl victory since 2013.
Quarterback Holton Ahlers (3,708 yards, 28 touchdowns), running back Keaton Mitchell (1,452 yards, 14 TDs on the ground) and wideouts Isaiah Winstead (1,085 yards) and C.J. Johnson (1,016) all need to be replaced.
Mason Garcia (38 passing attempts over three seasons) and Alex Flinn (zero career attempts) are competing for the quarterback job. Coach Mike Houston has yet to announce a starter.
“You just go out there and compete your butt off,” Garcia told reporters. “Do what you got to do for the team. Everybody wants this team to be good.”
Whoever gets the call will be facing long odds as few people expect East Carolina to give Michigan a close battle in the first all-time matchup between the programs.
“The big thing with situations like that is that they can’t pay any attention to the outside world and what their opinion is,” Houston said. “They’ve got to focus on themselves.
“… It’s going to be the largest stadium any of them have ever played in so you must be able to handle that. You have to settle down and go play ball.”
MEN’S GOLF NEWS
US RYDER CUP TEAM ADDS FAMILIAR PICKS WITH FOWLER AND THOMAS. IT ALSO GETS A LIV PLAYER WITH KOEPKA
(AP) — U.S. captain Zach Johnson wasn’t about to go to Rome for the Ryder Cup without Justin Thomas. And he made it sound as though Brooks Koepka was just as easy a decision.
They were among six captain’s picks announced Tuesday to fill out a 12-man American team that will try to end three decades of losing on European soil, all while setting up Johnson for the usual dose of second-guessing if it all goes wrong.
The Ryder Cup is Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at Marco Simone outside Rome. Europe’s team will not be determined until after this week.
Thomas is regarded by players on both sides as the emotional spark for the U.S. team in the Ryder Cup, beyond his 6-2-1 record in two previous appearances. But he has gone 15 months without winning, and he played so poorly this year that he didn’t even finish among the top 70 who reached the FedEx Cup postseason.
“He has without question been the heart and soul of Team USA,” Johnson said. “In my mind, he was born for this. You just don’t leave JT at home.”
Thomas said he had trouble sleeping in the days leading up to the phone call, and then he couldn’t sleep after he was picked because of his excitement.
“I’m very, very fortunate to be here,” Thomas said.
Koepka was knocked out of the six automatic qualifiers in the final week. No one would have thought twice about his selection as the PGA Championship winner and a Masters runner-up, except that he’s part of Saudi-backed LIV Golf and its 54-hole events and 48-man fields.
Turns out that wasn’t an issue. “It was a pretty easy pick,” Johnson said.
“He’s built in my mind for the biggest of stages, and there’s no bigger stage than the Ryder Cup,” Johnson said from the PGA of America’s new headquarters in Frisco, Texas.
The other four picks were Jordan Spieth and Collin Morikawa, both part of the U.S. rout over Europe in 2021 at Whistling Straits, along with Rickie Fowler and Sam Burns, the only Ryder Cup rookie among the six picks.
The six qualifiers were Scottie Scheffler, U.S. Open champion Wyndham Clark, British Open champion Brian Harman, Patrick Cantlay, Max Homa and Xander Schauffele.
Left off the team were Cameron Young, who has finished in the top 10 in four of the last seven majors and was No. 9 in the Ryder Cup standings; Keegan Bradley (No. 11), a two-time winner this season who has played in two Ryder Cups; and Lucas Glover, one of the hottest players in golf with two victories over the last four weeks.
That led to speculation over how much the buddy system played a role.
Spieth and Thomas have been best friends since they were 14 and have compiled a strong partnership in the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup – 8-2-0, most notable a 3-1 mark before a hostile crowd in France in 2018.
Burns is best friends with Scheffler and finished 12th in the Ryder Cup standings, his only win this year in the Dell Match Play over Young. He missed the cut in two of the four majors. He and Scheffler were 0-2-1 as partners in the Presidents Cup last year.
Fowler pulled himself out of a deep slump by winning the Rocket Mortgage Classic. One of the most likeable players in golf, he is close friends with Spieth, Thomas and practically everybody else. He was 13th in the Ryder Cup standings, and while this will be his fifth Ryder Cup team, it was his third time relying on a captain’s pick. His Ryder Cup record is 3-7-5.
Fowler didn’t win his first match until his third Ryder Cup appearance.
Johnson said the six automatic qualifiers had some ownership in the team and contributed to the discussion on the six picks, the last meeting a week ago in Atlanta during the Tour Championship. He made it sound as though the choices had been set.
“I think the elements in which I’ve mentioned before – team room, camaraderie, guys getting along, wanting to be with each other, course fit, experience – all of those factors and what the top six are leaning on, those factors weighed heavier than I would say the last two weeks of competition,” Johnson said.
The American team will have four Ryder Cup rookies – Clark, Harman, Homa and Burns – and four players who have played a Ryder Cup overseas. Fowler has played in Wales, Scotland and France, and his record in those away matches is 1-6-5.
Johnson said he called most Americans on the Ryder Cup points list who didn’t make the team down to the low 20s. That did not include Dustin Johnson, who went 5-0 at Whistling Straits, or other LIV players like Bryson DeChambeau.
AUTO RACING NEWS
AUTO RACING: BUESCHER THE NASCAR CUP SERIES FAVORITE? VERSTAPPEN IN F1, PALOU IN INDYCAR IN COMMAND
NASCAR CUP SERIES
Cook Out Southern 500
Site: Darlington, South Carolina.
Schedule: Saturday, practice, 12:30 p.m., and qualifying, 1:20 p.m.; Sunday, race, 6 p.m (USA).
Track: Darlington Raceway.
Race distance: 367 laps, 501.3 miles.
Last year: Erik Jones won after starting 15th.
Last race: Chris Buescher led RFK Racing’s first 1-2 finish in nine years, winnng at Daytona for the third time in the final five regular-season races.
Fast facts: This is the first race of the playoffs. … Buescher’s victory boosted Bubba Wallace into the final postseason spot and eliminated fan favorite Chase Elliott, who finished fourth, from the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons. … Brad Keselowski finished second, followed by Aric Almirola. … Martin Truex Jr. took the regular-season championship over Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin, giving Truex an extra 15 playoff points. … NASCAR red-flagged the race for nearly 10 minutes after a crash that took out seven drivers competing for the last spot in the postseason. … 2004 series champion Kurt Busch, 45, announced his retirement because of the lingering effects of a concussion sustained last year.
Next race: Sept. 10, Kansas City, Kansas.
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES
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Site: Darlington, South Carolina.
Schedule: Saturday, practice, 10:35 a.m., qualifying, 11:05 a.m., and race, 3:30 p.m. (USA).
Track: Darlington Raceway.
Race distance: 147 laps, 200.8 miles.
Last year: Noah Gragson won after startng second.
Last race: Justin Allgaier held off Sheldon Creed by 0.005 seconds in double overtime to prevail in the fourth-closest finish in series history and win for the first time in 26 starts at Daytona.
Fast facts: Allgaier’s second victory of the season and 21st overall moved him to second in the points race, 27 points behind Austin Hill and one ahead of John Hunter Nemechek with three regular-season races remaining. … Hill finished 23rd, Nemechek 28th. … Daniel Hemric was third, followed by Parker Kligerman and Cole Custer. … Hill and Trevor Bayne looked to be in control of the race late, but they started a multicar melee when they made contact with Chandler Smith following a restart with two laps to go. … Riley Herbst had a second consecutive bad week and went from three points ahead of Kligerman to 20 points behind in the fight for the last playoff spot. Herbst has lost 54 points in that fight in the last two races.
Next race: Sept. 9, Kansas City, Kansas.
NASCAR TRUCK SERIES
Last race: Grant Enfinger led 95 of 175 laps and passed Carson Hocevar on the 159th lap to win in Milwaukee. His third victory of the season advanced him into the next round of the playoffs.
Next race: Sept. 8, Kansas City, Kansas.
Italian Grand Prix
Site: Monza, Italy.
Schedule: Friday, practice, 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Saturday, practice, 6:30 a.m., and qualifying, 10 a.m.; Sunday, race, 9 a.m. (ESPN).
Track: Autodromo Nazionale Monza.
Race distance: 53 laps, 190.596 miles.
Last year: Max Verstappen won after starting seventh.
Last race: Two-time defending series champion Max Verstappen won the rain-marred Dutch Grand Prix to equal Sebastian Vettel’s F1 record with nine straight victories.
Fast facts: The victory was Verstappen’s eighth this year from the pole position and his third in a row from the pole at Zandvoort. … He and Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez have combined to win the last 14 races, including all 13 this season, and 23 of the last 24. Verstappen has won 20 of them. The last non-Red Bull driver to win was George Russell of Mercedes in the penultimate race last season.
Next race: Sept. 17, Marina Bay, Singapore.
Bitnil.com Grand Prix of Portland
Site: Portland, Oregon.
Schedule: Friday, practice, 6 p.m.; Saturday, practice, Noon, qualifying, 3:30 p.m., and final practice, 8:15 p.m.; Sunday, race, 3 p.m. (NBC).
Track: Portland International Raceway.
Race distance: 119 laps, 216.04 miles.
Last year: Scott McLaughlin won from the pole position.
Last race: Six-time series champion Scott Dixon earned his 55th victory in the series in his record-extending 320th career start and did so in dominating fashion, beating Pato O’Ward by more than 22 seconds.
Fast facts: Dixon needed only three pit stops and held the lead for 82 laps before making his final pit stop on lap 196 of 260. … Dixon moved within 74 points of Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Alex Palou in the championship fight. Josef Newgarden is third, 125 back. … Newgarden led 101 of the first 104 laps, but his streak of five consecutive victories on an oval track ended, two shy of A.J. Foyt’s mark of seven straight oval victories. Newgarden hit the wall on Lap 211 and finished 25th. … This is the penultimate race of the 2023 season.
Next race: Sept. 10, Monterey, California.
NHRA DRAG RACING
Last event: Antron Brown won in Top Fuel and Ron Capps won in Funny car in Minnesota.
Next event: Aug. 30-Sept. 4, Indianapolis, Indiana.
WORLD OF OUTLAWS
Next events: Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and Sept. 2, Burlington, Washington.
LPGA TOUR GOES TO PORTLAND, EUROPE HAS FINAL RYDER CUP QUALIFYING IN SWITZERLAND
Site: Portland, Oregon.
Course: Columbia Edgewater CC. Yardage: 6,467. Par: 72.
Prize money: $1.5 million. Winner’s share: $225,000.
Television: Thursday-Sunday, 6-9 p.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: Andrea Lee.
Race to CME Globe leader: Celine Boutier.
Last week: Megan Khang won the CPKC Women’s Open in Canada.
Notes: Andrea Lee is defending her first LPGA title right after qualifying for her first Solheim Cup team. … The tournament began 40 years ago with JoAnne Carner as the inaugural champion. … The field features 10 of the 12 players on the U.S. Solheim Cup team, missing only Angel Yin and Cheyenne Knight, both captain’s picks. … Paula Creamer received one of the sponsor exemptions. … Lexi Thompson is in the field. She is outside the top 150 in the Race to CME Globe and is not likely to keep her full LPGA card for next year at this rate. Thompson has made only two cuts this year. … Megan Khang became the ninth first-time winner this year on the LPGA Tour in Canada last week. She was the first American winner since Brittany Lincicome in 2011. … Khang became the seventh American to win on the LPGA this year. No other country has more than two LPGA winners in 2023. South Korea only has one, with Jin Young Ko winning twice. … U.S. Women’s Open champion Allisen Corpuz is closing in on the $3 million mark for earnings this year.
Next week: Kroger Queen City Championship.
OMEGA EUROPEAN MASTERS
Site: Crans Montana, Switzerland.
Course: Crans-sur-Sierre GC. Yardage: 6,808. Par: 70.
Prize money: $2.5 million. Winner’s share: $416,667.
Television: Thursday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 1:30-5:30 p.m. (Golf Channel-tape delay); Sunday, 2-5:30 p.m. (Golf Channel-tape delay).
Defending champion: Thriston Lawrence.
Race to Dubai leader: Rory McIlroy.
Last week: Todd Clements won the D+D Real Czech Masters.
Notes: This is the final qualifying event for the six automatic spots on Europe’s Ryder Cup team. Three players come from the European points list, three others from the world points list based on the world ranking. … Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Viktor Hovland already have secured spots on the team. … Former U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick is in the field, going from Atlanta to Switzerland. He won the tournament in 2017 and 2018. … Fitzpatrick’s brother, Alex, is playing on a sponsor exemption. He was runner-up in the ISPS Handa World Invitational two weeks ago in Northern Ireland. … Most of the players with hopes of the Ryder Cup are in the field, including Victor Perez, twins Nicolai and Rasmus Hojgaard, and Ludwig Aberg, who turned pro this summer. Also playing is Adrian Dumont De Chassart of Belgium, who has a win among his six top 10s on the Korn Ferry Tour since summer. … Crans-sur-Sierre is considered among the most beautiful venues on the European tour.
Next week: Horizon Irish Open.
ROYAL & ANCIENT GOLF CLUB
Site: St. Andrews, Scotland.
Course: St. Andrews (Old Course). Yardage: 7,297. Par: 72.
Television: Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: United States.
Series: United States lead 38-9-1.
Last time: The Americans had a one-point advantage going to the Sunday singles finale at Seminole Golf Club. Cole Hammer defeated Ben Schmidt to assure the U.S. would retain the trophy, and Stewart Hagestad beat Ben Jones for the final point in a 14-12 victory.
Notes: The Walker Cup returns to St. Andrews for the ninth time, but the first since 1971. The Americans have won five of the previous eight matches on the Old Course. … The Walker Cup dates to 1922, five years before the Ryder Cup began. … Stewart Hagestad is playing in his third straight Walker Cup. The 32-year-old Californian is a two-time U.S. Mid-Amateur champion. … The Americans have won the last three times. Great Britain & Ireland last won in 2015 at Royal St. George’s. … The Americans are led by No. 1 amateur Gordon Sargent and U.S. Amateur champion Nick Dunlap. The U.S. team has eight of the top 10 from the world amateur ranking, missing only Michael Thorbjornsen (No. 2), who withdrew with an injury. … The GB&I team includes 16-year-old Connor Graham of Scotland, the youngest player in Walker Cup history. The highest-ranked player is John Gough of England at No. 13.
Next time: Cypress Point Club in 2025.
Last week: Viktor Hovland won the Tour Championship.
Next tournament: Fortinet Championship on Sept. 14-17.
FedEx Cup champion: Viktor Hovland.
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Last week: Vijay Singh won The Ally Challenge.
Next week: Ascension Charity Classic.
Charles Schwab Cup leader: Steve Stricker.
KORN FERRY TOUR
Last week: Chan Kim won the Albertsons Boise Open.
Next tournament: Simmons Bank Championship on Sept. 14-17.
Points leader: Ben Kohles.
Last tournament: Cameron Smith won LIV Golf-Greenbrier.
Next tournament: LIV Golf-Chicago on Sept. 22-24.
Points leader: Cameron Smith.
Challenge Tour: Indoor Golf Group Challenge, Landeryds Golfklubb, Vesterby, Sweden. Previous winner: Mikael Lindberg. Online: https://www.europeantour.com/challenge-tour/
Ladies European Tour: KPMG Women’s Irish Open, Dromoland Castle, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ireland. Defending champion: Klara Spilkova. Online: https://ladieseuropeantour.com/
Japan Golf Tour: Fujisankei Classic, Fujizakura CC, Yamanashi, Japan. Defending champion: Kaito Onishi. Online: https://www.jgto.org/en/
PGA Tour Canada: CRMC Championship, Cragun’s Resort, Brainerd, Manitoba. Previous winner: Jake Knapp. Online: https://www.pgatour.com/canada
USGA: U.S. Senior Amateur, Martis Camp Club, Truckee, California. Defending champion: Rusty Strawn. Online: https://www.usga.org/
Sunshine Tour: Gary & Vivienne Player Challenge, White River CC, White River, South Africa. Defending champion: Jaco van Zyl. Online: https://sunshinetour.com/
Japan LPGA: Golf5 Ladies, Golf 5 (Bibai), Hokkaido, Japan. Defending champion: Yuting Seki. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp/en/
VENUS WILLIAMS SUFFERS HER MOST LOPSIDED US OPEN LOSS: 6-1, 6-1 IN THE FIRST ROUND
NEW YORK (AP) There was a Williams sister out there in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday night, much to the delight of spectators who offered a standing ovation at the end of the match. Except this time it was Venus, not Serena, and there was no ceremony, no formal farewell – and, unlike a year ago, no indication of what the future might hold.
Her younger sister’s playing days are done after one last hurrah at Flushing Meadows in 2022, but Venus Williams is still competing, still striving, even if her age, 43, and a bum knee did her no favors on this muggy evening. Williams was eliminated 6-1, 6-1 by Belgian qualifier Greet Minnen in the first round of the U.S. Open, her most lopsided loss in 100 career matches at the Grand Slam tournament where she won the trophy in 2000 and 2001.
The crowd that seemed thrilled just to get a chance to see Williams play in person sent her toward the locker room with applause and yells. She gave a quick wave and a smile as she walked off, her red racket bag slung over her left shoulder.
“It was really great to hear the support. I know the fans have been here for me forever, so that’s fantastic to still have that support even more than ever,” said Williams, the oldest player in the field. “So it’s a beautiful thing, and I love the Open.”
The first 21 times Williams entered the event, she went 21-0 in the first round. But this was her third consecutive opening-round loss since.
Afterward in Ashe, defending champion Carlos Alcaraz advanced to the second round when his opponent, Dominik Koepfer, stopped playing while trailing 6-2, 3-2. Koepfer turned his ankle on the match’s eighth point and, while he initially continued after getting treated, eventually conceded.
The 26-year-old Minnen – who threw an uppercut and raised her arms after winning – was born in August 1997, the month before Williams reached the U.S. Open final for the first time.
“For me, it was incredible to play a legend like her. I have huge respect,” said Minnen, who is ranked 97th and entered the evening with a 4-12 career record in Grand Slam matches. “To be there at 43 years old, it’s amazing really.”
Williams owns seven major championships, including five at Wimbledon. But she has lost in the first or second round in each of her past 12 Slam appearances, including bowing out at the All England Club in July after taking a tumble in her opening match.
Various injuries have limited her to 10 matches this season – she is 3-7 – after just four in all of 2022. The latest problem is with a knee that forced her to withdraw from a tune-up tournament in Cleveland a little more than a week ago and left her unsure of whether she would be able to play in New York.
But there she was.
“I have to really thank my doctors for helping me to get here. That in itself was a blessing,” Williams said. “I love playing here. I really gave it my all today. I really played some great shots, but she had some incredible answers to that. I wish I could have been more prepared for that.”
The temperature was in the low 70s Fahrenheit (20s Celsius), but the humidity was 90%, and Williams was not able to stay in the points with Minnen.
It was quickly 3-0, with Williams – owner of what used to be one of the most intimidating serves in the game – broken twice right away. She lost each of her first half-dozen second-serve points.
Minnen did what she could to keep Williams off-balance, particularly with drop shots, and it worked.
“Already when I was 5, 6 years old, she was on TV almost every Slam. She was going so far in every tournament,” said Minnen, who acknowledged feeling jittery before the match because of the opponent and the size of the largest Grand Slam stadium. “She’s always been an amazing player and she still is now. I knew I had to bring my ‘A’ game to beat her. Even though she’s a bit older, she keeps hitting the ball very good.”
For more than two decades, Venus and Serena traveled the world together, swapping the No. 1 ranking and the biggest trophies in their sport the way other siblings might share clothes or hobbies.
Now that Serena, who recently had her second baby, is done playing on tour, there are inevitable questions about how much longer Venus will compete. She has grown used to those queries and grown adept at deflecting them and did so again Tuesday, unwilling to say for sure whether she will play again this season, let alone beyond.
Was it hard to be at Flushing Meadows without her sister?
“I mean, I was very much aware that Serena wouldn’t be playing the tournament, so I think I was OK. I’ve had a chance to get used to that idea even before she retired,” the elder Williams said. “I kind of knew that was coming.”
TOP INDIANA PRESS RELEASES
REPORT: COLTS WILL KEEP RB JONATHAN TAYLOR ON PUP LIST WITH NO TRADE ARISING
The saga between the Indianapolis Colts and RB Jonathan Taylor continued Tuesday, with the Colts keeping Taylor on the reserve/physically unable to perform list with no trade materializing, according to multiple reports.
Taylor, 24, reportedly requested a trade from Indianapolis July 30 due to the lack of contract extension talks. NFL Network reported that there was “significant interest” from two teams, but no trade came to fruition.
Taylor is ineligible to play the season’s first four games due to being on the PUP list.
In 2021, Taylor led the league in rushing yards (1,811), carries (332) and rushing touchdowns (18), as well as being named to the All-Pro First-Team.
Taylor rushed for 861 yards last season and four touchdowns but missed six games. He underwent minor ankle surgery in January.
In three seasons in Indianapolis Taylor has amassed 3,841 yards and 36 total touchdowns in 43 games (41 starts).
Zack Moss, Deon Jackson, Jason Huntley, Evan Hull and Jake Funk are the Colts running backs on the roster.
INDIANS BLANKED BY BISONS IN SERIES OPENER, 2-0
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo Bisons used a pair of runs to clinch a series-opening victory over the Indianapolis Indians on Tuesday night at Sahlen Field, 2-0.
After Leo Jiminez was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the second inning, Steward Berroa followed with a two-out RBI double to tally the game’s first run. The Bisons (62-63, 28-22) added another run in the seventh courtesy of a passed ball.
Miguel Andújar notched the only extra-base hit for the Indians (59-66, 26-25), a one-out double to left in the top of the third.
Indians starter Cam Alldred (L, 7-7) surrendered one run on one hit while fanning four batters in 5.0 innings of work. Mitch White (W, 1-2) also pitched 5.0 innings, allowing four hits while striking out five.
The Indians and Bisons will return to Sahlen Field tomorrow afternoon for game two of the six-game set at 1:05 PM ET. RHP Max Kranick (0-0, 0.00) will make his second start of his rehab assignment with Indianapolis. Buffalo has yet to name a starter.
ACQUIRE GOALKEEPER ERIC WALKER ON LOAN
INDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, August 29, 2023) – Indy Eleven today announced the acquisition of goalkeeper Eric Walker from St. Louis CITY2 on loan for the remainder of the 2023 season. Per club policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed. Walker will be available for selection for the Eleven pending league and federation approval.
Walker has seen action in five matches for the MLS Next Pro side in St. Louis, making five starts and collecting a pair of clean sheets in 2023. During the club’s inaugural season in 2022, he started all three matches played, earning one shutout, and helping the club to a 3-0 record during his time in the net. Walker was also the starter for St. Louis Academy’s U-19 squad and started his collegiate career at Kentucky before transferring to Saint Louis University.
Date of Birth: April 22, 2002
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
The Boys in Blue host The Miami FC Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. The match can be seen locally on WISH-TV or on ESPN+. Indy is currently riding a five-match unbeaten streak, winning four of the five, and are 10-9-8 in USL Championship action after posting a 2-1 win over Loudoun United FC last Saturday.
Single-game tickets for all home games at IUPUI Carroll Stadium and specially-priced group tickets and an increased portfolio of hospitality options are available for purchase now via IndyEleven.com/tickets.
Indy Eleven Roster as of 08-29-23
Goalkeepers (5): Cayden Crawford, Yannik Oettl, Tim Trilk, Hayden Vostal, Eric Walker
Defenders (8): Younes Boudadi, Callum Chapman-Page, Robby Dambrot, Adrian Diz Pe, Mechak Jerome, Macauley King, Ben Reveno, Jesus Vazquez
Midfielders (7): Jack Blake, Cam Lindley, Aodhan Quinn, Bryam Rebellon, Harrison Robledo, Diego Sanchez, Sebastian Velasquez
Forwards (8): Solomon Asante, Benji Chavarria, Grayson Elmquist, Sebastian Guenzatti, Luca Iaccino, Douglas Martinez, Roberto Molina, Stefano Pinho
KELSEY MITCHELL NAMED WNBA EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Fever guard Kelsey Mitchell was named the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week, the league announced today. Mitchell’s second career Player of the Week recognition makes her the second Fever player this season, joining Aliyah Boston, to earn Player of the Week honors.
From August 18-27, Mitchell averaged 23.3 points and 4.8 assists per game, while shooting 47.7 percent (31-of-65) from the floor and 11-of-26 from 3-point range. In Thursday’s home win against the Seattle Storm, Mitchell finished with a season-high 36 points. Mitchell shot 10-of-20 shooting from the floor and made a career-high 12 free throws for the second most points scored in a regular season game in franchise history. It was also Mitchell’s fourth career game scoring at least 30 points.
In last Sunday’s road win at the Phoenix Mercury, Mitchell’s 28 points guided her past 3,000 career points. She became the 21st player in league history, and the second fastest, to hit the 3,000 point threshold while also recording 400 made 3-pointers and 500 assists, per Across the Timeline. Mitchell also went 5-for-10 from 3-point range and dished out four assists against Phoenix.
Mitchell enters the week fifth in the WNBA in made 3-point field goals this season with 85. She leads the Fever in points per game (17.8 ppg) in the highest scoring season of her career at 624 points recorded so far. Mitchell also averages the fifth most minutes played in the WNBA this year at 33.4 mpg.
Mitchell and the Fever return to Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Friday at 7 p.m. ET against the Dallas Wings. Friday’s game will be broadcast on ION.
INDIANA FOOTBALL GAME NOTES: VS. OHIO STATE
SETTING THE SCENE
• Indiana kicks off its 139th season of football when it hosts No. 3/4 Ohio State to open the 2023 season on Saturday, Sept. 2.
Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. inside Memorial Stadium (55,250; Field Turf) and will air on CBS.
• The Hoosiers and Buckeyes will meet for the 97th time in program history and the 32nd time in Bloomington. The last meeting in
Memorial Stadium came in 2021 in a driving rain under the lights in a Buckeyes victory.
• IU will open with a Big Ten foe for the fifth time in Tom Allen’s seven campaigns and fourth straight season. Allen has faced
Ohio State (2017 & 2023), Penn State (2020), Iowa (2021) and Illinois to open the season as the Hoosiers frontman.
• Since 2002, Indiana has opened the season at home in 14 of the previous 21 seasons. The Hoosiers own a 13-1 record in those
games, with the lone loss to No. 2 Ohio State (2017).
• The 2023 season opener marks the sixth time that Indiana and Ohio State will meet in Week 1. The first season opening meeting
game in 1938, a 6-0 setback for IU in Columbus, Ohio. IU then met OSU in the season opener three straight seasons from 1952-54
and again opened the season versus the Buckeyes in 2017. The first four games were all played in Columbus.
• Entering the 2023 season, Indiana returns just two everyday starters on defense (Aaron Casey & Noah Pierre). Of the 15
returning letterwinners on defense, IU returns just 31 career starts on that side of the ball in 2023 (not counting transfers).
• Sophomore Jaylin Lucas enters the 2023 season at No. 2 on the career kickoff return touchdowns charts at Indiana. The only true freshman in the FBS with multiple kickoff return touchdowns in 2022, Lucas needs just 187 kickoff return yards to enter the top-15 all-time at Indiana.
• The Hoosier roster features 24 transfer scholarship student-athletes for the 2023 season and a total of 36 scholarship newcomers, which is among the most in the FBS. The eight returning starters are among a handful of FBS programs with single-digit returning starters entering 2023.
• Head coach Tom Allen joined a select group of coaches in IU history with his 30th career victory as the Hoosiers’ head coach. Of the 30 wins, 12 have come in one possession games, including a 4-1 mark in overtime contests.
• The Indiana special teams units blocked multiple kicks in a year for the second straight season in 2022. Special teams
coordinator Kasey Teegardin’s crew blocked three field goals in 2022 to give his unit nine blocked kicks in the last five seasons.
• Five team captains were announced by head coach Tom Allen prior to the season opener with wide receiver Cam Camper, defensive lineman Andre Carter, linebacker Aaron Casey, offensive lineman Mike Katic and defensive back Noah Pierre each earning the distinction for the first time in their careers.
BY THE NUMERBS
2….Number of returning everyday starters on the defensive side of the ball
for Indiana. The Hoosiers have just 31 career IU starts total returning
on defense in 2022.
.622….Indiana finished 2022 with the seventh hardest opponents winning
percentage nationally at .648.
24….Indiana welcomes 24 scholarship transfer student-athletes into the
mix for 2023, a group that was the second-highest-rated transfer
group (No. 13; On3) in the Big Ten.
7…..Head Coach Tom Allen enters his seventh season at the helm of
the Indiana program.
• One theme for the 2023 Indiana football team will be the youth that the Hoosiers have at each position. The quarterback position is no exception, as the room has just two collegiate starts entering the year. • In the Big Ten, Indiana is one of five programs with five or fewer career starts in the QB room. Michigan State and Penn State enter the season with zero career starts, followed by Indiana (2) then Minnesota (5) and Purdue (5). • A pair of redshirt freshmen commenced to battle throughout fall camp to earn the starting role, as Brendan Sorsby and Tayven Jackson each had the opportunity to earn the starting role. • Jackson was a consensus four-star recruit out of Center Grove High School in 2021. He spent one season at Tennessee before transferring to Indiana, where his brother, Trayce Jackson-Davis was an All-American on the hardwood and is now a part of the Golden State Warriors organization. • In his lone season at Tennessee, Jackson appeared in three games and went 3-for-4 passing for 37 yards. He also ran four times for 10 yards and one touchdown. Scored his one touchdown against Akron (9/17). • A consensus top-20 quarterback at CGHS, Jackson led Center Grove to back-to-back undefeated IHSAA Class 6A state championships and 28-straight wins between his junior and senior seasons. • A Nike Elite 11 finalist, he was tabbed Indiana Football Coaches Association all-state as a senior. He set the school record for career passing yardage (4,813), as he completed 329- of-547 passes with 47 touchdowns in his career. • The collegiate debut for Sorsby came after an injury to Jack Tuttle against No. 16/16 Penn State in the second quarter. He completed 3-of-6 passes for 8 yards. • Sorsby was the No. 13 rated pocket passer nationally per ESPN after he threw for 14 touchdowns in 2021 at Lake Dallas High School in Corinth, Texas. He threw for 1,271 yards in seven games during an injury-shortened senior season.
(OHIO STATE NOTES)
FIRST AND TEN
No. 3/4 (AP) Ohio State kicks off its 134th season of intercollegiate football with a 3:30 p.m. game Saturday in Bloomington, Ind., against Indiana. CBS, one of two new network TV partners with the Big Ten, will broadcast the game nationally. Ohio State, after winning Big Ten championships in head coach Ryan Day’s first two seasons (2019 and 2020), is coming off consecutive 11-2 seasons in 2021 and ’22 with 8-1 Big Ten records. The Buckeyes hold a commanding 78-12-5 advantage over the Hoosiers in the all-time series that began in 1901 and have won 27 consecutive games since a 27-all tie in Bloomington in 1990. Ohio State is 29-2-1 vs. IU all-time in Bloomington. Indiana’s last wins over Ohio State came consecutively in 1987 and 1988. Ohio State features 16 players who earned all-Big Ten honors last season, including first-team honorees WR Marvin Harrison Jr. (All-American; Big Ten WR of the Year), DE JT Tuimoloau (10.5 TFLs, 3.5 sacks, 2 INTs and 4 PBUs), LB Tommy Eichenberg (2nd-team All-American, 120 tackles and 12.0 TFLs) and OG Donovan Jackson (13 starts 2022).
THE 2023 BUCKEYES
Ohio State’s 2023 team will feature 16 players who earned all-Big Ten honors last season, including first-team honorees WR Marvin Harrison Jr., DE JT Tuimoloau, LB Tommy Eichenberg and OG Donovan Jackson. Also returning: 2nd-team all-Big Ten honorees WR Emeka Egbuka and OG Matt Jones; 3rd-team: DT Michael Hall Jr., TE Cade Stover and RB Miyan Williams; and honorable mention: CB Denzel Burke, LB Steele Chambers, RB TreVeyon Henderson, P Jesse Mirco, SAF Lathan Ransom, DE Jack Sawyer and DT Tyleik Williams.
A total of 16 starters are back, with seven each on offense and defense. On special teams, the Buckeyes will be replacing two-year starting kicker Noah Ruggles and veteran longsnapper Bradley Robinson. The positions of wide receiver (38 combined career starts between Marvin Harrison Jr., Emeka Egbuka and Julian Fleming) and linebacker (44 career starts by Tommy Eichenberg, Steele Chambers and Cody Simon) are the most veteran and experienced for the Buckeyes entering the season. In the transfer portal, the Buckeyes added 85 combined starts to the roster in the form of the addition of Victor Cutler Jr., (21) and Josh Simmons (13) along the offensive line and Ja’Had Carter (28) and Davison Igbinosun (10) in the defensive backfield. The team also added long snapper John Ferlmann, who snapped in all 12 games for Arizona State in 2022. Ranked No. 3 in the Associated Press preseason poll, Ohio State is beginning a season ranked in the top five for the 10th time in the last 11 years.
SCOUTING INDIANA: Head coach Tom Allen enters his seventh season leading the Hoosiers in 2023. He was the 2020 American Football Coaches Association National Coach of the Year. IU co-defensive coordinator Matt Guerrieri spent the 2022 season on Ohio State’s staff as a senior advisor/analyst. He has a long history with defensive coordinator Jim Knowles, including working with him at Duke from 2012-17. The Hoosiers’ roster includes 48 newcomers, the second-most of any program in the Big Ten (Nebraska has 62 newcomers). Of those 48 newcomers, 36 are scholarship players and 32 were brought in via the transfer portal. Indiana returns just eight starters from last year’s team, which is the fourth-fewest nationally. Only Colorado, Stanford and New Mexico return less.
INDIANA WOMEN’S SOCCER
COFFIELD, COSTELLO EARN B1G WEEKLY AWARDS
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana defender’s Lauren Costello earned Big Ten Defender of the Week while teammate Piper Coffield was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week Big Ten Week after their outstanding performances in week two, the conference announced on Tuesday afternoon. The Hoosiers posted two cleansheets against Morehead State and Evansville.
Costello was named the Big Ten Defender of the Week after tallying two assists in the wins over Morehead State and Evansville. The Mechanicsburg, Penn., native leads Indiana with four assists and one goal on the season. She tallied two assists on the week with the first coming against Morehead State in the 46th minute as teammate Paige Webber received a long ball from Costello on the opening kick to start the second half against the Eagles. Costello assisted on the gamewinner against Evansville in the 18th minute. She recorded four shots with one on goal in 90 minutes against the Aces.
Coffield earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week after she held the backline strong, adding two more clean sheets. She scored her first career goal against Morehead State on a penalty kick in the 69th minute in the dominating 3-0 win over the Eagles. The Mars, Penn., native has started in all four games as a freshman playing in all 360 minutes.
The defender duo anchored the Hoosier’s backline holding Morehead State and Evansville to only four shots each. The eagles held three on goal with the Aces seeing only one.
The honor marks the first Defensive Player of the Week award from the Big Ten since Claudia Day in 2018 and the first Freshman of the Week nominee since sophomore Olivia Smith last season.
2022 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Players of the Week
Offensive Player: Josie Aulicino, Northwestern
Defensive Player: Lauren Costello, Indiana
Goalkeeper: Erin McKinney, Wisconsin
Freshman: Piper Coffield, Indiana
The Hoosiers will travel to Knoxville, Tenn. on Thursday, Aug. 31 for a matchup against the Lady Vols at Regal Soccer Stadium.
INDIANA MEN’S GOLF
BIG TEN HONORS THREE HOOSIER GOLFERS
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Redshirt senior Noah Gillard, graduate Thomas Hursey, and senior Drew Salyers were named Preseason Big Ten Men’s Golf Honorees, the league announced on Tuesday afternoon.
Noah Gillard / Redshirt Senior + / Greenwood, Ind.
The Center Grove graduate played 35 rounds in 12 events for the Hoosiers during the 2022-23 campaign and posted a round average of 73.80. He produced one top-10 finish, 10 rounds at or below par, and was one of five Hoosiers to turn in a scorecard of 67 or lower throughout the season.
Thomas Hursey / Graduate + / Suttons Bay, Mich.
The transfer from Ferris State finished strong in his debut season with the Hoosiers. He earned three top-15 finishes in his final four events, including back-to-back t-13 efforts at the Fighting Illini Spring Invitational and the 2023 Big Ten Championships. He averaged 74.04 strokes per round in nine events and carded four rounds at or below par.
Drew Salyers / Senior / Howard, Ohio
The East Knox graduate became the first Hoosier in nearly 15 seasons to earn All-America honors after being named an honorable-mention PING All-American following his junior season. He also collected All-Big Ten First Team accolades with a career-low round average of 71.82 in 38 rounds across 13 events. He notched six top-10 finishes, three top-5, and two tournament victories along the way. Salyers played 17 rounds at or under par, including five at or below 67. He qualified for the NCAA Championship as an individual after tying for fourth overall at the NCAA Auburn Regional.
The Indiana men’s golf team, under the guidance of 26th-year head coach Mike Mayer, opens the season at the Folds of Honor Collegiate on Sept. 4 at the American Dunes Golf Club in Grand Haven, Mich.
PURDUE MEN’S GOLF
PURDUE TRIO RECOGNIZED BY BIG TEN AS GOLFERS TO WATCH
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A trio of Purdue seniors have been recognized by the Big Ten Conference as Golfers to Watch for the 2023-24 season, which swings into action this weekend in Wisconsin.
Seniors Herman Sekne, Peyton Snoeberger and Nick Dentino were all recognized in advance of the 2023-24 Purdue men’s golf season.
Sekne, who hails from Oslo, Norway, is the headliner of the group. The returning third-team All-America selection set school records a year ago for stroke average (71.66) and rounds in the 60s (14) while being named first-team All-Big Ten for the second straight year. He finished the year ranked No. 27 in the final Golfstat rankings and played in premier international-team events this summer – the Arnold Palmer Cup and the Bonallack Trophy.
Sekne has been named the Big Ten Golfer of the Week seven times during his career and owns three individual titles in his first three years at Purdue. He is currently ranked No. 27 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) and No. 17 in the initial PGA Tour U. rankings.
Snoeberger, a senior from Williamsport, Indiana, has had a strong career, owning six top-20 finishes for his career and reaching the U.S. Amateur Round of 32 during the summer of 2022. He currently owns a 74.39 stroke average.
Dentino, a Carmel, Indiana native, had a strong junior campaign, ranking second on the team with two top-10 finishes and third in stroke average at 72.90. Dentino reached the match play portion at the U.S. Amateur a couple of weeks ago and has played in 33 career events, owning eight top-20 finishes.
Purdue’s fall season gets underway Sunday at the Marquette Intercollegiate at world-renowned Erin Hills in Hartford, Wis.
BUTLER FOOTBALL SEASON PREVIEW: DEFENSIVE BACKS
INDIANAPOLIS – The back end of the Butler defense is a cohesive unit of experienced players. The Bulldogs only allowed 13 passing touchdowns in 2022, and helped create turnovers by adding eight interceptions.
A pair of brothers are set to see playing time for BU in 2023. Trey Mason heads into his redshirt-senior season while his younger brother, Will Mason, gets set for year two at Butler. As a true freshman, Will was a 2022 All-PFL honorable mention selection and made the Phil Steele All-PFL Fourth Team. He ranked third on the team with 53 tackles and came up with two interceptions. Trey became a staple to the BU secondary in 2021 after appearing in 11 games. He had two interceptions that season and heads into 2023 with six pass break-ups.
Butler cornerbacks coach Jalen Moss will welcome Kellen Madison back to the field in 2023. Madison contributed in nine games during the 2021 campaign, but missed all of 2022 with an injury.
Nick Bafia and Lucas Kozlowski will also see significant snaps this upcoming season. Bafia switched his number in the off-season, but Bulldog fans will hope his production stays the same. As a sophomore in 2022, Bafia ranked second on the team and 35th in the PFL with 59 tackles. Kozlowski has appeared in 20 games for BU over the last two seasons.
“I am very pleased with the progress and level of play with the safety position group as we head into the season,” Joe Cheshire stated. “We have a very competitive and talented group that is one of the deepest I have ever coached. We are looking forward to the season and competing week in and week out.”
The Bulldogs will look to stay balanced on defense and rotate players in to stay fresh. Kody Leach, Steven Stephany, Harry Ochs, Noah Schwartz, Kyler Newcom, Andres Srsen, Adam Cipriano, Eric Csala, and Patrick Coury are players to keep an eye on.
Freshmen Peyton Daniels and Devaon Holman each had a great camp and could be poised to breakout in 2023. Daniels came to Butler from Hamilton Southeastern and Holman is a local product from Warren Central. Additional freshman from Indiana for Butler include Nick Cloyd (Brownsburg) and Michael Williams II (Brownsburg). Rounding out this position group are three more freshmen in Jackson Stratton, Jack Davis and Dylan Hawthorne.
BALL STATE FOOTBALL
CARDINALS BEGIN 2023 CAMPAIGN AT KENTUCKY ON SATURDAY
Ball State kicks off the 2023 campaign at Kentucky to open a two-week grind against Southeastern Conference foes – UK on Saturday, and next week at defending national champion Georgia.
* Saturday’s game marks the second straight season that Ball State has opened the season in an SEC stadium, falling last year at Tennessee, 59-10, to the Volunteers. Since opening at South Carolina in 1998, it is the fifth time the Cardinals have begun a season on SEC soil (Florida ’00, Auburn ’01, Tennessee ’22).
* Ball State faces SEC opponents in consecutive weeks for just the second time in its history. The Cardinals opened the 2001 season on Sept. 1 at Auburn, then fell to Kentucky, 28-20, the only other time these teams have met on the gridiron.
* The Cardinals enter the 2023 campaign having appeared in bowl games in two of the past three seasons, falling one game short last season in an effort to reach a third straight bowl game for the first time in program history.
*The Cardinals enter 2023 with its greatest strengths entrenched in its offensive and defensive fronts. There exists a balance of youth and experience, representing some of the deepest units Ball State has seen in its interior lines in several years.
– Of the 112 players on last year’s roster, 82 were classified as underclassmen, then ranked as the 18th-highest in college football. Ball State’s roster makeup of 73.2 percent underclassmen ranked as the seventh-highest in the FBS.
– Aside from wide receiver and secondary rooms hit hard with losses (WRs lost 5 of 6 letterwinners; DBs lost 4 of 6), 31 of 57 letterwinners return from last year’s roster. The bulk of those losses (12 of 26) were comprised of receivers (5), defensive backs (4) and specialists (3). What’s that mean? The O-Line, D-Line and Linebacking units are deep and experienced.
* The Cardinals expect to feature a former Alabama redshirt, Layne Hatcher, as their starting quarterback. Between stints at Arkansas State and Texas State, Hatcher opens his fifth college season among active FBS career leaders in passing yards (5th, 10,080) and touchdowns (3rd, 84).
INDIANA STATE WOMEN’S SOCCER
HELLING NAMED MVC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Indiana State junior defender Maddie Helling was named the Missouri Valley Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week as announced by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon.
The Sycamore defender becomes the second ISU player to earn a MVC weekly honor in as many weeks joining Maddie Alexander (Aug. 22) who was named Goalkeeper of the Week by the conference following the first two games.
Helling helped Indiana State remain undefeated on the week and contributed her first career collegiate goal over the week as the Sycamores battled to a pair of draws against both Marshall and Eastern Illinois.
Continuing to be tasked with marking the opposing team’s top attacker, Helling helped limit Marshall to 13 shots with six attempts on goal as ISU held the Thundering Herd to just one goal in the contest.
She followed up by guiding a defensive effort on Sunday that allowed Eastern Illinois to post just one shot in the match. Helling added her first goal collecting a pass from Alexa Mackey in the box and outracing the EIU goalkeeper to put the ball in the back of the net and even the contest at 1-1.
The Sycamores remain undefeated in the 2023 season posting an 0-0-4 record over their first four matches. ISU is one of just two teams in the NCAA Division I to earn draws over each of their first four contests on the year.
ISU will look to break the trend this weekend as the Sycamores continue their three-match road trip on Thursday afternoon at Robert Morris. Kickoff in Moon Township, Pa. at the North Athletic Complex is set for 4 p.m. ET.
EVANSVILLE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
UE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ANNOUNCES ITS NON-CONFERENCE SLATE
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – After its most successful season in six years, the University of Evansville women’s basketball team opens the 2023-24 season with an exciting non-conference slate.
“I feel we have a balanced non-conference schedule that will prepare us extremely well for MVC play,” says Head Coach Robyn Scherr-Wells. “I am excited that our fans will have the opportunity to see us at home 6 times this fall. We play a very competitive slate of mid-major teams here in the Midwest and two tough Big 10 teams on the road. There will be plenty of opportunities for us to grow as a team heading into MVC play around the new year!”
The Purple Aces will face one of the top teams in the nation, travel to two Power Five arenas, and host several nearby schools in its first 12 games of the season. Evansville will host the Oakland City Mighty Oaks for an exhibition contest on Nov. 2 in Meeks Family Fieldhouse as a tune-up for the season. The Aces get to remain home for their opening game of the year, welcoming Lipscomb to Evansville on Nov. 7 for the first time since 2008.
UE’s first road test of the season comes on Sunday, Nov. 12th as the Aces visit Edwardsville to take on the SIUE Cougars. Evansville last traveled to Edwardsville in the 2019-20 season and will be in Illinois as part of a multi-team event with Eastern Kentucky. The Colonels will come to Evansville on Nov. 15 for a rematch of last season’s opener the Aces won 89-81.
Evansville has its longest road trip of the year on Sunday, Nov. 19 as the team travels to Lansing, Mich. to take on the Spartans. It will be only the second time that the Aces have played in Breslin Center and the first since 2007. UE then gets a week’s break for the Thanksgiving holiday before returning to play in the Windy City against the Chicago State Panthers on Nov. 26. Last season Evansville beat the Panthers at home in their largest regular season win of the year, 82-57.
The Aces return home to Meeks Family Fieldhouse on Wednesday, Nov. 29 for a lone game against the Bellarmine Knights. To begin December, UE heads to Tennessee for a contest with UT-Martin. Evansville will look to even the series against the Skyhawks in Skyhawk Arena.
Once they return home, the Aces will host their final two home games of the non-conference slate. The first game on Dec. 6 renews a home-and-home series with the IUPUI Jaguars. The two teams last saw each other in 2015 in Evansville right before the end of the year. The Aces’ last non-conference home game of the year will be on Saturday, Dec. 16 against Lindenwood. The Lions are Evansville’s only new opponent of the 2023-24 season after Lindenwood made the move to NCAA Division I before the academic year.
UE ends the non-conference portion of the season on the road, starting the two-game swing with their toughest opponent of 2023. The Aces make their way to Assembly Hall to take on the 2022-23 No. 7 Indiana Hoosiers on Monday, Dec. 18. It will be the first time in 17 years that Evansville has played in Bloomington. UE ends the non-conference slate with a road game at Southeastern Missouri State (SEMO). The Aces played the Redhawks last season to a 64-53 win in Meeks.
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2023-24 Non-Conference Season – Times TBD
Thursday Nov. 2, 2023 OAKLAND CITY (Exhibition)
Tuesday Nov. 7, 2023 LIPSCOMB
Sunday Nov. 12, 2023 @ SIUE (MTE)
Wednesday Nov. 15, 2023 EASTERN KENTUCKY (MTE)
Sunday Nov. 19, 2023 @ Michigan State
Sunday Nov. 26, 2023 @ Chicago State
Wednesday Nov. 29, 2023 BELLARMINE
Saturday Dec. 2, 2023 @ UT Martin
Wednesday Dec. 6, 2023 IUPUI
Saturday Dec. 16, 2023 LINDENWOOD
Monday Dec. 18, 2023 @ Indiana
Thursday Dec. 21, 2023 @ SEMO
SOUTHERN INDIANA MEN’S SOCCER
USI ON THE ROAD FOR A PAIR THIS WEEKEND
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Soccer hits the road for a pair over the Labor Day weekend, travelling to play the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Friday and #21 University of Akron on Labor Day. Game time Friday at Green Bay at noon, while kick off Monday at Akron is set for 7 p.m.
Links to follow the Screaming Eagles on the road can be found at USIScreamingEagles.com. USI’s matchup at Green Bay and Akron will be streamed on ESPN+ and FloSports, respectively.
Following the two-game road series, the Eagles start their longest homestand of the season with four-straight at Strassweg Field. The homestand starts September 9 with a match-up against crosstown-rival University of Evansville.
The remainder of the homestand includes Belmont University September 12; Northern Kentucky University September 19; and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville September 28. The USI match with former GLVC-rival SIUE will be the first meeting between the two programs since the Cougars departed for Division II in 2007.
USI Men’s Soccer Week 2 Notes:
USI stumbled in home opener: USI stumbled in the home opener, 2-0, to Mercer University. The Bears outshot the Screaming Eagles, 15-10, but USI held a slim 3-2 advantage in corner kicks.
USI fell in 1st match of 2023: USI lost its opening match of the season, losing at Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis, 3-1.
First goals of the season: USI junior defender Sam Benoist posted the Eagles’ first goal of the season, finding the back of the net in the second half versus IUPUI.
Green Bay in 2023: The University of Wisconsin Green Bay is 1-1-0 to start the 2023 campaign. The Phoenix started the year with a loss to the University of Memphis, 2-0, but bounced back to defeat Western Illinois University, 1-0.
USI vs. Green Bay: The Eagles are 1-2-0 all-time against Green Bay after losing a 3-1 decision last season at Strassweg Field. USI took the first meeting on the road in 1980, 1-0, but lost the second matchup, 1-0, at a neutral site in 1992 at the Quincy University Tournament.
Akron in 2023: The #21 University of Akron is 2-0-0 to start the 2023 campaign. The Zips, who are ranked 21st in the TopDrawerSoccer.com poll and 22nd in the United Soccer Coaches preseason poll, opened the year with a 6-0 win over Niagara University and a 1-0 win over #7 University of Vermont.
USI vs. Akron: USI and Akron will be meeting for the first time in the history of the men’s soccer programs on Labor Day.
VALPO WOMEN’S SOCCER
SOCCER TO HOST CHICAGO STATE, HEAD TO PURDUE FORT WAYNE THIS WEEK
Valparaiso (2-1-1, 0-0-0 MVC)
Thursday, Aug. 31 – Chicago State (1-2-0) – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 3 – at Purdue Fort Wayne (2-2-0) – noon CT
Next Up in Valpo Soccer: Revenge is on the mind for the Valpo soccer program this week, as the Beacons face a pair of opponents they fell to last season. The Beacons will make a brief stop back at Brown Field for the final home fixture of the nonconference slate as Chicago State stops by Thursday evening. Valpo then heads to Purdue Fort Wayne for a Sunday afternoon kickoff.
Previously: Facing a pair of power conference foes on the road last week, Valpo fell 4-1 at Purdue Thursday night before rebounding with a 1-1 draw at Kentucky on Sunday afternoon.
Looking Ahead: Valpo’s stretch of five consecutive matches away from home continues next weekend with the Beacons’ final two matches before the start of conference play, as they play at Youngstown State and at Eastern Michigan.
Following the Beacons: Both matches this week will be broadcast live on ESPN+. Links for the live video and live stats can be found at ValpoAthletics.com.
Head Coach John Marovich: In his 16th season at the helm of the Valpo program, John Marovich holds a 123-113-43 (.518) record both overall and at Valpo as a head coach. The 2014 Horizon League Coach of the Year and the head of the 2022 MVC Coaching Staff of the Year, Marovich holds Valpo’s all-time records for both victories and winning percentage.
Series Notes: Chicago State – Valpo owns a 3-1 advantage in the all-time series over Chicago State, but the Cougars’ win in the series came last season on Brown Field as they came away with a 2-1 victory.
Purdue Fort Wayne – Valpo is 13-5-1 in program history against the Mastodons in a series which has been played all but three seasons since 2001. But despite the Beacons’ edge all-time, it has been Purdue Fort Wayne with wins in the last three matchups, including a 1-0 win on Brown Field last season.
Scouting the Opposition: Chicago State – The Cougars come to Valpo Thursday evening with a 1-2-0 record on the season, beating Purdue Fort Wayne (1-0) before falling to Western Illinois (1-0) and Lindenwood (4-2). Jacqueline Tamayo has netted all three goals this season for CSU.
Purdue Fort Wayne – The Mastodons have split both weekends of play to start the 2023 campaign, rebounding from the Chicago State loss with a 7-0 win over Saint Francis (Ind.) on opening weekend. Last weekend, Purdue Fort Wayne fell 2-1 at SIUE and won 1-0 at Southern Indiana. Rylee Vruggink has tallied two goals and three assists.
Valpo Picked Second in Preseason Poll: The Beacons were chosen to finish in second place in preseason polling of the MVC head coaches. Valpo, which picked up one first-place vote and tallied 107 points in the polling, trailed only Missouri State in the voting. The Beacons far outpaced third-place UIC, which totaled 92 points. Notably, the program has matched or surpassed its preseason projection in each of its first six seasons in the Valley.
Quartet of Preseason Honorees: Plenty of individual standouts have helped Valpo get to the point where it is regarded as one of the Valley’s top programs, and four of them were honored with preseason All-MVC accolades. Fifth-year Nicole Norfolk joined seniors Lindsey DuSatko and Nikki Coryell as preseason First Team All-MVC selections, while junior Addy Joiner picked up Honorable Mention accolades.
Looking Back at Last Season: Valpo’s journey up the MVC table over the last few years culminated last season with a dramatic final day of the regular season which saw the Beacons emerge with the MVC regular season championship – Valpo’s first team title in any sport since joining the Valley. The Beacons finished the season with an 8-7-4 overall record, including a 7-1-2 mark in MVC action to claim the regular season crown. Nikki Coryell was named MVC Goalkeeper of the Year for a third straight season, while John Marovich, Brianne Barnes and Noah Smith were honored as the Valley Coaching Staff of the Year. Nicole Norfolk was named a Third Team All-Region honoree as well.
Regular Season Champions: Trailing by two points entering the final match day, Valpo needed a win and some help to earn the 2022 MVC regular season title, and got both. Molly O’Rear’s goal in the 36th minute against Indiana State not only gave the Beacons a lead they would not surrender, it put Valpo atop the live conference table for good, as Illinois State led Missouri State at that point, 2-0, en route to a 4-2 win. For Valpo, it was the program’s fourth regular season conference championship. Valpo previously won Mid-Continent Conference regular season crowns in back-to-back seasons in 2005 and 2006, and posted a perfect record to claim the 2014 Horizon League regular season title.
Who’s Back and Who’s New: Valpo returns 18 letterwinners, including nine starters, from last year’s squad which claimed the MVC regular season title. The returnees accounted for 16 of the Beacon’s 19 goals and 17 of their 18 assists in Valley play last season. 11 newcomers round out the 2023 roster – nine incoming freshmen, one transfer and one redshirt.
Incremental Improvement: Since finishing joint sixth in the MVC table and missing out on the conference tournament via tiebreaker during the 2018 season, Valpo has improved its position in the final Valley standings each of the next four seasons. Valpo closed out the regular season in fifth place in 2019, finished tied for third in the spring of 2021 and were regular season runners-up in the fall of 2021 before claiming the regular season crown last fall.
A Power Result: Valpo’s 1-1 draw against Kentucky on Sunday was the program’s first-ever positive result against an SEC program. It was the program’s first positive result against a power conference program since a 1-0 win over Northwestern in 2013.
Staying Perfect at Home: Valpo looks to improve to 3-0-0 at home on Thursday as it hosts Chicago State. With a victory over the Cougars, Valpo would be perfect at home through three matches for the first time since the 2017 squad opened its home slate with five straight wins.
A Long Road Stretch: Following their Thursday night match, the Beacons are on the road for five consecutive true road matches, as it will be 28 days between home games on Brown Field. It is just the third time in the last 22 seasons that Valpo will play five straight road matches – the last instance coming in a similar time frame in 2017, when the program closed the preconference schedule with four road matches and then opened MVC play on the road.
Heading Home the Goals: Fifth-year defender Nicole Norfolk has earned numerous plaudits for her work at center back for Valpo, but she’s gotten the job done in the attacking area so far this season. Norfolk, who entered the season with two career goals, has doubled that total with goals in back-to-back matches – a header off a corner for the match-winner against NIU and a header off a set piece at Purdue. She is the first Beacon with goals in two straight matches since Addy Joiner scored at Belmont and at Murray State last season. All four of Norfolk’s career goals have been headers, three of which have come on corner kicks.
New Season, Same Goal Scorer: Junior Addy Joiner was Valpo’s leading goal scorer a season ago with seven goals and opened her 2023 account in the fourth match of the season, giving Valpo the early lead in its eventual draw at Kentucky on Sunday. It was Joiner’s 11th career goal, but her first as a member of the starting lineup since scoring in the MVC Tournament against Evansville in November 2021.
Easy as 1, 2, 3: Fifth-year midfielder Allie Anderson was involved in all three goals on opening weekend and was honored as the MVC Offensive Player of the Week for her performances. Anderson began with the assist on the opening goal against Eastern Illinois on Thursday, and then early in the second half headed home her first collegiate goal for what eventually became the match-winner. She followed on Sunday with a well-taken corner kick for the assist on the lone goal in Valpo’s 1-0 win over Northern Illinois. Anderson has now racked up 10 assists in her collegiate career. Nine of those helpers have come at Valpo, leaving her just one assist shy of cracking the program’s career top-10 chart in the category.
Just Another Player of the Week: It’s become like clockwork to expect a conference Player of the Week announcement for the Valpo soccer program late Tuesday mornings. Anderson picked up her first career weekly award from the MVC office, joining a long list of players on this year’s Beacon roster who have received accolades. In all, 10 players on the 2023 squad have combined for 22 MVC weekly accolades since the start of the spring 2021 campaign.
Showcasing Versatility: It’s not every day that a left back gets upon to fill in at striker, but with injuries up front for the Beacons, junior Sam Gountounas did just that on opening weekend. Gountounas started both matches at the 9 for Valpo, and the move immediately paid dividends in the season opener versus Eastern Illinois, as she found the back of the net 35 minutes into the match for her second career goal.
Making Debuts: Five players have made their first appearances in the Valpo uniform this season, four of those collegiate debuts. DePaul transfer Aubrey Ramey started and played all 90 minutes at right back in both matches on opening weekend, tallying an assist in the opener against Eastern Illinois. Freshman Anna Cup also played all 180 minutes on opening weekend, slotting in immediately at center back. Freshman Daisy Boardman debuted with a 55-minute stint off the bench against EIU and then made her first collegiate start against NIU, going 58 minutes. Freshman Julianna De Simone saw her first collegiate action with a 26-minute shift on the front line versus NIU. Most recently, freshman Eve Miller made her collegiate debut with 20 minutes off the bench at Purdue last Thursday.
Three-Time Goalkeeper of the Year: Senior goalkeeper Nikki Coryell has quite simply been the Valley’s top goalkeeper throughout her career, as she has been honored as the MVC Goalkeeper of the Year in each of her three seasons. Last season, Coryell posted an 8-5-4 record with a 0.91 GAA and an .800 save percentage, posting seven clean sheets. Coryell and the Valpo defense surrendered just five goals in 10 MVC matches last season and posted five shutouts – matching the program record for the most clean sheets within conference play in a single season. In her three Goalkeeper of the Year campaigns, Coryell has posted a cumulative GAA of 0.59 and a save percentage of .878 in conference play. In 26 MVC fixtures, she holds a 16-4-6 record and has recorded 14 shutouts, giving up one goal or fewer in 25 of those 26 matches.
Running Up Top: Senior forward Lindsey DuSatko enters the 2023 campaign having earned All-Conference honors in each of the last two seasons, as she was a Second Team honoree in 2021 and a First Team choice last season. The pacey forward was tied for second among Valley players with four assists in MVC-only play in 2022, picking up a helper apiece in four of Valpo’s regular season conference wins, and scored a goal as well. DuSatko assisted on the match-winning goal in the Beacons’ win at Murray State and scored the game-tying goal in Valpo’s draw with Southern Illinois.
Locking Down the Back Line: Fifth-year center back Nicole Norfolk has been the linchpin in the Valpo defense ever since stepping onto campus prior to the 2019 season. The stalwart in the back was a First Team All-MVC honoree in 2022 after earning Second Team recognition the previous year. Valpo’s record holder for consecutive minutes played by a field player, Norfolk played all but 14 minutes of Valpo’s first 15 matches of the 2022 season before suffering an injury in mid-October. With Norfolk on the field during Valley regular season play, Valpo surrendered just one goal in 544 minutes of play. Norfolk added Third Team All-Midwest Region honors to her resume as well last season.
Joiner Just Keeps Scoring: Junior forward Addy Joiner was more than just a spark off the bench in 2022 – she was an assassin in front of goal. A First Team All-MVC honoree, Joiner finished the regular season with a Valley-high seven goals on the year and eventually concluded the season in second place with her seven tallies. The two-time MVC Offensive Player of the Week scored six of her seven goals in Valley play, one apiece in six of Valpo’s seven MVC Victories. Her six goals in conference play were the most by a Valpo player in league action since Jackie Kondratko netted six goals in Horizon League matches in 2009.
Wait, There’s More!: The aforementioned four First Team All-MVC honorees from a season ago represent just over half of the total number of honorees from last season’s regular season champions. Fifth-year midfielder Allie Anderson picked up Second Team All-MVC recognition in 2022, while junior left back Abby White was a Third Team All-MVC choice. Sophomore Molly O’Rear rounds out last year’s award winners, as she claimed a spot on the MVC All-Freshman Team.
Even More on Last Year’s Awards: Valpo’s four First Team honorees in 2022 set a program record for postseason honors, as the program previously boasted three First Team All-League recipients on three occasions. The Beacons have had multiple First Team All-MVC honorees each of the last three seasons, and also have had at least one representative on the MVC All-Freshman Team in each of their six seasons in the conference.
VALPO CROSS COUNTRY
SEASON PREVIEW: ANNUAL HOME MEET TO BEGIN CROSS COUNTRY SEASON
After making great strides during the first season under Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Vincent Walker, the Valparaiso University cross country program is set to embark upon Year 2 under Walker’s leadership by hosting the Winrow Open at Sunset Hill Farm County Park in Valparaiso.
This will mark the 34th running of the program’s home meet. The women’s 5K will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the men’s 6k at 5:45 p.m. Prior to the collegiate race, approximately 25 Valpo products will participate in an alumni 5K at 4 p.m. The meet is named after former Valpo head cross country coach Ed Winrow, who passed away in March 2020. Participating teams include Western Michigan (women only), Purdue, Notre Dame, Grace College, Goshen College, Calumet College of St. Joseph and the host Beacons.
“It’s always an honor to have the first meet of the season at home and have the opportunity to defend your house,” Walker said. “It’s fun to have some high-caliber teams coming to our home meet so we can test where we’re at right away. A lot of people put pressure on themselves for the first meet of the season, but as coaches we view this as another workout. This is a good test to see where we’re at coming off summer training and this will help us determine how we fine-tune things as we go into the next phase of the season.”
The men’s program has graduated two mainstays in Ignacio Veloz Bonilla and Eric Carothers, but seniors Evan Walda (Fort Wayne, Ind. / South Side) and Simeon Ehm (Castle Rock, Colo. / Heritage) are back to lead the group of returners. Ehm ranks third in program history in the 8K (24:48.3, 2022 Bradley Pink Classic) and fourth in the 10K (32:05.0, 2022 NCAA Regional). Walda is also an all-time top-10 runner in both distances, ranking seventh in the 8K (25:00.2, 2022 Bradley Pink Classic) and fifth in the 10K (32:19.2, 2022 NCAA Regional).
Sophomore Joseph Sheele (Mahomet, Ill. / Mahomet-Seymour) cracked the all-time top 10 in the 10K as a rookie last season, posting a time of 32:38.9 at the NCAA Regional. The Beacons welcome a trio of freshmen to the program in Noah Meacham (Tulsa, Okla. / Broken Arrow), Alejandro Chaves (Bayamon, P.R. / American Military Academy) and Karson Hollander (Lakewood, Ill. / Crystal Lake).
“We think we can be a top-half team in the MVC this year and continue to make jumps at the NCAA Regional,” Walker said. “Evan and Simeon have made big changes in their training and mileage. They’re already running faster in workouts than they were at this time last year. We think Joseph will be able to crack the all-time list in the 8K and we expect him to continue to move up in the 10K. Karson was a top runner in Illinois who has plugged into our program really well. Alejandro overcame a nasty accident that had him banged up last year, but he hasn’t missed a beat this summer. Noah was a top guy in his state as well, and he’s been right there in workouts and done a nice job. We’re excited about that young group as we build for the future.”
Key returnees on the women’s side include the senior trio of Grace Aurand (Highland, Ind. / Highland), Joely Overstreet (Genoa, Ill. / Genoa-Kingston) and Ellie Roeglin (Delafield, Wis. / Lake County Lutheran). Aurand ranks sixth in program history in the 6K (22:28.6, 2022 Bradley Pink Classic). Freshmen Vivian Rahmel (Springfield, Ill. / Sacred Heart-Griffin) and Lauren Wroza (Rochester, Mich. / Rochester) have immediately plugged into the top group, while fellow rookies Eva Heimsoth (Ottawa, Ill. / Ottawa Township) and Amelia Tisdale (Franklin, Ind. / Franklin Community) will add depth.
“Grace, Joely and Ellie had lights out indoor and outdoor track seasons,” Walker said. “We’re young but we have a little more depth than we had last year. Vivian and Lauren have adjusted to some of the newer training and it’s really paid off for them. Keep an eye on those two this year as they could crack the record books.”
SHILTS NAMED MSFA SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
UPLAND, Ind. – Lucas Shilts was recognized for his work in Taylor’s 37-34 season-opening win over Saint Ambrose, being named the Mid-States Football Association Mideast League Special Teams Player of the Week.
The sophomore placekicker picked up 13 points in the trilling win, connecting from 40, 26 and 22 yards for his three field goals and also going four-of-four in point-after tries.
Shilts opened the scoring with a 40-yard field goal to give Taylor a 3-0 lead midway through the opening quarter and later pushed Taylor’s lead to 13-7 early into the second. The Marion, Indiana native then again put TU on top with a 26-yard kick in the final minute of the third quarter, before adding two of his four point-after tries in the final stanza.
The 13-point effort put Shilts at No. 12 in the NAIA in scoring on the young season and tops among kickers, while his three made field goals were also the most in the nation after the first week of action.
The MSFA weekly honor is the first for Shilts in his young career and also marks the first weekly league award for any Taylor student-athlete during the 2023-2024 year.
Shilts and the Trojans (1-0) will open MSFA play on Saturday, September 2, with a 1:00 pm start at RV Concordia (0-0).
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FRANKLIN ATHLETICS: https://franklingrizzlies.com/
ROSE-HULMAN ATHLETICS: https://athletics.rose-hulman.edu/
ANDERSON ATHLETICS: https://athletics.anderson.edu/landing/index
TRINE ATHLETICS: https://trinethunder.com/landing/index
BETHEL ATHLETICS: https://bupilots.com/
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HANOVER ATHLETICS: https://athletics.hanover.edu/
MANCHESTER ATHLETICS: https://muspartans.com/
HUNTINGTON ATHLETICS: https://www.huathletics.com/
OAKLAND CITY ATHLETICS: https://gomightyoaks.com/index.aspx
ST. FRANCIS ATHLETICS: https://www.saintfranciscougars.com/landing/index
IU KOKOMO ATHLETICS: https://iukcougars.com/
IU EAST ATHLETICS: https://www.iueredwolves.com/
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HOLY CROSS ATHLETICS: https://www.hcsaints.com/index.php
TAYLOR ATHLETICS: https://www.taylortrojans.com/
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*****MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS*****
|Baltimore||83||49||.629||–||42 – 25||41 – 24||26 – 15||20 – 7||16 – 10||8 – 2||W 2|
|Tampa Bay||81||52||.609||2.5||45 – 23||36 – 29||22 – 15||20 – 6||13 – 12||8 – 2||W 3|
|Toronto||72||61||.541||11.5||34 – 30||38 – 31||12 – 25||19 – 10||14 – 11||5 – 5||L 1|
|Boston||69||64||.519||14.5||36 – 32||33 – 32||19 – 14||16 – 10||14 – 14||4 – 6||L 3|
|NY Yankees||64||68||.485||19||36 – 33||28 – 35||16 – 26||14 – 10||16 – 13||4 – 6||W 2|
|Minnesota||69||64||.519||–||40 – 28||29 – 36||12 – 17||24 – 20||14 – 9||5 – 5||L 1|
|Cleveland||63||70||.474||6||33 – 33||30 – 37||12 – 13||20 – 22||13 – 12||4 – 6||W 1|
|Detroit||59||73||.447||9.5||28 – 39||31 – 34||5 – 22||25 – 15||10 – 15||4 – 6||L 4|
|Chi White Sox||52||81||.391||17||28 – 37||24 – 44||8 – 19||19 – 17||12 – 21||4 – 6||L 2|
|Kansas City||41||93||.306||28.5||23 – 42||18 – 51||6 – 18||13 – 27||6 – 19||1 – 9||L 5|
|Seattle||75||57||.568||–||38 – 29||37 – 28||12 – 15||20 – 13||23 – 12||8 – 2||L 1|
|Texas||75||57||.568||–||42 – 24||33 – 33||14 – 11||18 – 8||21 – 15||3 – 7||W 2|
|Houston||76||58||.567||–||35 – 31||41 – 27||14 – 12||13 – 12||26 – 17||6 – 4||W 4|
|LA Angels||63||70||.474||12.5||32 – 33||31 – 37||13 – 13||14 – 8||18 – 22||3 – 7||L 3|
|Oakland||39||94||.293||36.5||20 – 45||19 – 49||7 – 22||11 – 14||7 – 29||5 – 5||W 1|
|Atlanta||86||45||.656||–||44 – 22||42 – 23||27 – 8||16 – 6||17 – 11||7 – 3||W 2|
|Philadelphia||74||58||.561||12.5||41 – 25||33 – 33||16 – 19||14 – 8||16 – 14||8 – 2||W 5|
|Miami||66||66||.500||20.5||38 – 30||28 – 36||15 – 21||13 – 10||12 – 16||3 – 7||L 1|
|Washington||62||71||.466||25||29 – 36||33 – 35||15 – 24||12 – 14||14 – 14||6 – 4||W 1|
|NY Mets||60||73||.451||27||32 – 32||28 – 41||18 – 19||12 – 17||15 – 13||3 – 7||L 2|
|Milwaukee||74||58||.561||–||38 – 27||36 – 31||10 – 9||25 – 13||13 – 19||9 – 1||L 1|
|Chi Cubs||70||62||.530||4||36 – 31||34 – 31||11 – 17||25 – 16||9 – 8||7 – 3||W 1|
|Cincinnati||68||66||.507||7||31 – 34||37 – 32||13 – 16||16 – 23||17 – 14||4 – 6||L 3|
|Pittsburgh||60||73||.451||14.5||32 – 36||28 – 37||10 – 10||17 – 23||16 – 15||5 – 5||W 2|
|St. Louis||57||76||.429||17.5||29 – 38||28 – 38||11 – 15||14 – 22||11 – 17||3 – 7||W 1|
|LA Dodgers||82||49||.626||–||45 – 21||37 – 28||13 – 8||19 – 14||25 – 12||8 – 2||W 3|
|San Francisco||69||63||.523||13.5||38 – 30||31 – 33||13 – 18||20 – 9||18 – 11||5 – 5||W 3|
|Arizona||69||64||.519||14||35 – 32||34 – 32||13 – 15||14 – 11||25 – 21||7 – 3||L 2|
|San Diego||62||71||.466||21||35 – 33||27 – 38||15 – 14||9 – 19||17 – 22||3 – 7||L 1|
|Colorado||49||83||.371||33.5||28 – 35||21 – 48||14 – 19||11 – 13||8 – 27||2 – 8||L 2|
*****TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY*****
1865 The National Base Ball Club of Washington and the Brooklyn Atlantics meet with President Andrew Johnson at the White House, marking the first official meeting between a president and an entire organized baseball team. The 17th commander-in-chief apologized for missing their game due to “urgent business,” promising to attend a contest soon, which he did on Opening Day, 1867.
1905 In his first major league at-bat, 18-year-old center fielder Ty Cobb doubles off Jack Chesbro in the first inning of the Tigers’ 5-3 victory over the Highlanders at Detroit’s Bennett Park. The two-bagger is the first of the 4,189 hits the ‘Georgia Peach’ will collect during his 24-year Hall of Fame career.
1910 In the nightcap of a doubleheader at Hilltop Park, Highlander hurler Tom Hughes tosses 9.1 innings of no-hit ball before giving up a single to Naps’ left fielder Harry Niles. The New York right-hander, eventually giving up seven hits, goes the distance, losing the 11-inning contest, 5-0.
1912 At Navin Field, Browns’ hurler Earl Hamilton no-hits the Tigers, 5-1, becoming the first hurler to accomplish the feat without recording a strikeout. Detroit gets on the scoreboard in the fourth inning thanks to a Ty Cobb walk, a two-base error, and a fielder’s choice, ruining the southpaw’s bid for a shutout.
1913 With the Phillies ahead 8-6, umpire William Brennan forfeits the game to the Giants in the top of the ninth inning when the Baker Bowl fans sitting in the bleachers continue to distract New York batters by waving their handkerchiefs and straw hats. After National League president Thomas Lynch reverses the decision, giving Philadelphia the victory, the circuit’s board of directors orders the game, which will end with the same score, to be completed in NY on October 2nd before the start of a scheduled doubleheader between the two clubs at the Polo Grounds.
1916 In the fastest professional baseball nine-inning game ever played, the visiting Winston-Salem Twins beat the Tourists, 2-1, in an astounding thirty-one minutes. The 200 fans at Oates Park, unaware of the agreement to speed up the NC State League contest because both teams had trains to catch, are so upset with the brief game that Asheville owner L.L. Jenkins assures the angry patrons he will refund their price of admission.
1916 At Fenway Park, Boston’s Dutch Leonard no-hits the Browns, 4-0. The 24-year-old Red Sox southpaw, who will finish the season 18-12 for the eventual World Champs, will hurl another no-hitter in 1918 against Detroit’s Tigers.
1918 At Fenway Park, Carl Mays, en route to a 21-13 record this season, tosses two nine-inning complete game victories on the same day. The Red Sox right-hander beats the last-place A’s 12–0 and 4–1, giving up 13 hits and striking out five batters in the twin bill.
1918 At the Polo Grounds, the Giants beat the Robins, 1-0, on an unearned run in the bottom of the ninth in a contest that takes fifty-six minutes to complete. Pete Compton’s base hit off Jack Combs plates Larry Doyle, who had singled to lead off the frame and moved to third on Ollie O’Mara’s errant throw on a sacrifice bunt.
1928 Tris Speaker, in his final major league at-bat, is struck out by Red Sox hurler Red Ruffing. The 40-year-old A’s outfielder known as the ‘Grey Eagle’ ends his 22-year Hall of Fame career with a .345 batting average, sixth-best in major league history.
1939 Yankee freshman Atley Donald, who will win 12 straight games to set an AL record for the most consecutive victories thrown by a rookie, throws a recorded pitch at 139 feet per second (94.7 mph) to establish a new record for a fastball. A speed meter owned by the Indians and the Cleveland Plain Dealer measured the velocity of ‘Swampy’s’ throw.
1949 More than 12,000 fans attend a special night for former Chicago second baseman Jackie Hayes, whose career ended in 1940 due to the sudden loss of sight in his right eye due to glaucoma, leading to total blindness a few years later. The White Sox, showing their appreciation for his nine-year tenure with the club, honor the 43-year-old Birmingham (AL) native, showering him with gifts and cash. (Ed. Note: Tony Piet paid Jackie Hayes fare to Chicago so his former teammate could attend the Comiskey Park ceremonies. – LP)
1950 When Eddie Stanky gets his fourth base-on-balls off Pirates’ southpaw Lefty Chambers in a 4-0 victory at Forbes Field, the Giants’ leadoff hitter ties a major league record by drawing a walk in seven consecutive plate appearances. The second baseman, called the ‘Brat’ by his teammates, will be the league leader in walks (144) and OBP (.460) this season.
1952 Nine-time All-Star infielder Arky Vaughn drowns with a friend when their boat capsizes while fishing in a volcanic lake near Eagleville (CA). The former shortstop and third baseman, who compiled a .318 batting average and a .406 on-base percentage playing with the Pirates and Dodgers, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1985.
1953 During the 19-4 win over the Pirates in the opening game of a twin bill, the Braves stroke a big-league record eight home runs, including three from rookie outfielder Jim Pendleton. Boston will add four more homers in the 11-5 nightcap victory to establish the mark for most round-trippers in a doubleheader.
1960 Pete Runnels, with two doubles and a single in the 3-2 nightcap victory, collects ten hits in the Red Sox doubleheader sweep of the Tigers at Fenway Park. The 32-year-old infielder, who will win the American League batting crown with a .320 average, goes 6-for-7 in the opener, which Boston wins in 15 innings, 5-4.
1961 A computer named Casey predicts Roger Maris’ chances of passing Babe Ruth’s record of 60 home runs in 154 games. The IBM 1481 believes the Yankee slugger has a 55 percent chance of hitting 61 round-trippers to establish a new single-season mark for homers.
1965 After recovering from a fractured hip, Casey Stengel announces his retirement as the Mets skipper, ending a 56-year career in baseball as a player, coach, and manager. At an hour-long press conference held at the Essex House, Casey’s New York residence, the “Old Perfessor’ shares his disappointment in the team’s performance during their first four and a half seasons in the National League, and praises his interim replacement, Wes Westrum, the club’s former pitching coach.
1966 In his final decision facing the Mets, Sandy Koufax lasts only two innings, losing to Bob Friend at Shea Stadium, 10-4. The Dodgers Hall of Fame southpaw has compiled a 17-2 record against the lowly expansion team since its inception in 1962.
1972 With the game scoreless in the fifth inning at the Astrodome, Terry Harmon hits his first major league home run in the Phillies’ 5-3 loss to Houston. The Philadelphia infielder, who will hit just four round-trippers in his 10-year career, quickly circles the bases for an inside-the-park round-tripper when right fielder Jimmy Wynn fails to make a shoestring catch, and the ball rolls along the artificial turf before bouncing off the fence.
1972 In different games, Pete Rose of the Reds and Pittsburgh’s Roberto Clemente tie their club records for hits on the same night. With his two hits at Three Rivers Stadium, the Pirates outfielder equals Honus Wagner’s club mark of 2,970 career hits, and Cincinnati’s ‘Charlie Hustle’ matches Vida Pinson’s total when he singles at Riverfront Stadium to collect his 1,881st hit.
1973 Billy Martin orders his pitchers to throw spitballs to show the umpiring crew that they don’t consistently enforce the rules when Indians right-hander Gaylord Perry is on the mound. The Tiger manager, suspended for three days by American League president Joe Cronin, doesn’t understand being punished for telling the truth about asking his pitchers to throw illegal pitches.
1973 The Mets lose to the Cardinals, 1-0, thanks to a Jose Cruz tenth-inning walk-off single off Tom Seaver at Busch Stadium. The defeat drops the eventual National League champs into last place, 6.5 games behind the first-place Redbirds.
1974 Dave Nelson, leading off in the bottom of the first inning, walks and steals second and third base before completing the stolen base cycle by swiping home. The Ranger second baseman’s thievery doesn’t arrest (pun intended) the team’s eventual 7-3 loss to the Indians at Arlington Stadium.
1975 The Braves replace manager Clyde King with scout Connie Ryan, disappointing some of the fan base who had hoped Billy Martin, recently released by the Rangers, would get the nod before being hired by the Yankees. The 55-year-old former Atlanta skipper stays with the club as a special assistant to executive vice president Eddie Robinson.
1984 Jim Rice grounds into his 33rd double play of the season, establishing a new major league mark. The Red Sox outfielder breaks the 1954 record set by another Boston flycatcher, Jackie Jensen.
1984 When Montreal brings back Jim Fanning to be the skipper of the Expos, the hiring marks the second time Bill Virdon will be fired during the season to be replaced by the manager he succeeded. In 1973, Danny Murtaugh returned to the dugout to replace the bespectacled skipper, who had taken his place two years earlier.
1986 Yankee hurlers Tommy John (43) and Joe Niekro (41) become the first 40+ pitchers to start both ends of a doubleheader since 1933 when White Sox hurlers Sad Sam Jones (41) and Red Faber (44) started against the A’s in a twin bill at Shibe Park. John loses 1-0 in the opener and Niekro pitches five innings of the nightcap for a 3-0 victory over the Mariners.
1987 Texas catcher Geno Petralli is charged with six passed balls in one game, tying an 85-year-old major league record established by Harry Vickers in 1902 while playing for the Reds. Knuckleballer Charlie Hough, who started the Rangers’ eventual 7-0 loss to Detroit at Tiger Stadium, adds to the 27-year-old backstop’s tough day behind the plate.
1987 Twins outfielder Kirby Puckett, in a 10-6 victory over the Brewers, collects six hits and drives in four runs. The future Hall of Famer’s 6-for-6 day at Milwaukee’s County Stadium includes two homers and two doubles.
1990 At the Metrodome, slow-footed Ron Karkovice hits an inside-the-park grand slam off David West that is the difference in the White Sox’s 4-3 victory over the Twins. The catcher’s fourth-inning line drive, just barely out of reach of the shortstop, rolled to the fence, where a slipping Dan Gladden tossed the ball towards fellow outfielder John Moses to start a relay, but the ball went unattended in center field, allowing four runs to score.
1998 Defeating the Marlins 7-5, the Reds hand Florida its 89th loss, the most ever for a reigning World Series champ. The Reds lost 88 games in 1991 after its Fall Classic sweep of the A’s.
1998 Toms River becomes the first American team since 1993 to win the Little League World Series. Chris Cardone hits home runs in consecutive at-bats, including a game-deciding two-run shot, beating Kashima, Japan,12-9.
1998 The Cardinals honor Jack Buck, who broadcasted more than 6,500 games for the team, with a bronze statue created by renowned sculptor Harry Weber, a St. Louis native. The sportscaster’s likeness at Busch Stadium features the ‘Voice of the Cardinals’ sitting in front of a microphone with photos of his 46 years in the Redbirds broadcasting booth in the background.
1999 At the Astrodome, Edgardo Alfonzo becomes the first player in the Mets’ 38-year history to go 6-for-6 en route to scoring six times and driving in five runs. The second baseman hits three homers, two singles, and a double for a team-record 16 total bases in New York’s 17-1 rout of Houston.
2000 Except for hitting his first batter and giving up an opposite-field leadoff single in the ninth, Pedro Martinez is nearly perfect in Boston’s win over the Devil Rays, 8-0. The brawl-filled contest features five fights with eight Devil Rays (five players, the manager, and two coaches) getting ejected and Carl Everett needing a single to hit for the cycle but homers for the second time.
2000 Earning his 1,600th victory, Braves’ manager Bobby Cox passes former Dodger skipper Tommy Lasorda for managerial career victories. Atlanta’s 5-2 win over the Reds puts the skipper 14th on the all-time list.
2002 After marathon negotiation sessions to avoid a players’ strike just hours away, Bud Selig announces the players union and owners have reached an agreement on a new four-year CBA without a work stoppage. The settlement, called ‘historic’ by the commissioner, gives the owners the economic restraints they wanted, with the players assured of no contraction of teams until the 2007 season and the gradual implementation of a revenue-sharing plan during the contract.
2004 Chipper and Sharon Jones welcome their second child, a seven-pound, 14-ounce son. As a tribute to the New York ballpark, the couple names the boy Shea after the ballpark where the Braves’ third baseman has enjoyed tremendous success against the Mets.
2005 In the long tradition of Bronx Bombers, Alex Rodriguez becomes only the second right-handed batter in Yankees history to hit 40 homers in a season. The New York third baseman joins Joe DiMaggio, who hit 46 homers in 1937, the only time ‘Joltin’ Joe’ reached the mark.
2006 The Padres, bolstering their wild-card chances, obtain southpaw David Wells from the Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The 43-year-old ‘Boomer,’ who had played for San Diego in 2004, posted a 2-3 record with a 4.98 ERA during an injury-plagued (knee) campaign in Boston.
2006 In the first inning of a 7-2 defeat to the A’s, Red Sox starter Curt Schilling whiffs Nick Swisher swinging to record his 3000th career strikeout. The Alaskan-born right-hander becomes the 14th pitcher in major league history to reach the milestone.
2006 Adam LaRoche’s nine total bases and three RBIs help the Braves beat the Giants at Turner Field, 5-3. The 26-year-old first baseman’s offensive output includes three doubles and a triple.
2010 Cubs right-hander Carlos Zambrano becomes the first major league hurler to homer in eight consecutive seasons since 1970 when he hits a two-run homer off Brian Burres in the fifth inning of the team’s 14-2 rout of the Pirates at Wrigley Field. Southpaw Gary Peters accomplished the feat for nine straight years, launching at least one round-tripper every season in 1963 while playing for the White Sox.
2011 With a 9-4 victory over Colorado at Chase Field, the Diamondbacks extend their home winning streak to a franchise record-tying 11 games. The consecutive string of victories in the desert equals the mark set by the 2000 and 2003 teams.
2014 After spending parts of 16 seasons of his 18 years in the majors with San Diego and retiring as the all-time saves leader with 601, Trevor Hoffman becomes the ninth person inducted into the Padres’ Hall of Fame. The closer, known for his devastating changeup, joins Buzzie Bavasi, Nate Colbert, Jerry Coleman, Tony Gwynn, Randy Jones, Ray Kroc, Dick Williams, and Dave Winfield enshrined by the team.
2015 The NL’s eventual 2015 Cy Young Award recipient Jake Arrieta, needing just 116 pitches, beats Los Angeles, 2-0, tossing the 12th no-hitter thrown at the Chavez Ravine ballpark and the 14th no-no in Cubs history. The contest marks the second time in ten games the Dodgers have been unable to get a hit after being held hitless by Astros right-hander Mike Fiers on August 21st.
2020 Red Sox’s first baseman Bobby Dalbec homers in his first major league at-bat, becoming the ninth player in franchise history to accomplish the feat. In September, the 25-year-old Boston rookie slugger will go yard in five straight games to equal a club record shared by Jimmie Foxx (1940), Ted Williams (1957), Dick Stuart (1963), George Scott (1977), and José Canseco (1995).
2020 Giants reliever Tony Watson records his only victory of the season but doesn’t get credit for facing a batter. After throwing only four pitches, the southpaw picks Jake Lamb off first base (scored as a caught stealing, 1-3-4), ending the seventh inning in the team’s 4-1 win over the Diamondbacks at Chase Field.
*****BASEBALL HALL OF FAME******
Negro Leagues legend Satchel Paige called Turkey Stearnes “one of the greatest hitters we ever had. He was as good as Josh [Gibson]. He was as good as anybody who ever played ball”.
Off the field, Norman Thomas “Turkey” Stearnes had a quiet, unassuming personality. Teammate Paul Stevens recalled “[he was] very quiet. About all he would say were ‘yes’ and ‘no’ – he was never a fellow to pop off.”
But Stearnes was far from reserved on the ball field.
Born May 8, 1901, in Nashville, Stearnes was a five-tool player and five time All-Star selection to the Negro Leagues East-West All-Star Classic. He is said to have earned the nickname “Turkey” because of the unusual way he ran, which resembled that of a turkey, with his arms flapping. However, Stearnes himself claimed it was because he had a potbelly as a child.
Regardless of how the nickname came about, Stearnes was widely recognized as one of the game’s all-time great players during his career. Negro Leaguer Jim Canada, who played against Stearnes said: “He hit the ball nine miles. He was a show, people would go to see him play.”
Stearnes could win games with both his arms and his legs. A swift center fielder who excelled on the bases, Stearnes led the Negro National League in batting average twice and is credited with 129 stolen bases.
“That man could hit the ball as far as anybody,” Cool Papa Bell said. “And he was one of our best all-around players. He could field, he could hit, he could run. He had plenty of power.”
As with many Negro League stars, Stearnes played for a variety of teams during his career, including the Chicago American Giants – with whom he won the Negro Southern League pennant in 1932 and the Negro National League pennant in 1933. It was during his time with the American Giants that Stearnes was selected to play in the first East-West All-Star Game, where he received more votes than any other outfielder.
Negro Leaguer Jimmie Crutchfield described his former teammate as a “quicky-jerky sort of guy who could hit the ball a mile. Turkey had a batting stance that you’d swear couldn’t let anybody hit a baseball at all. He’d stand up there looking like he was off balance. But, it was natural for him to stand that way, and you couldn’t criticize him for it when he was hitting everything they threw at him!”
Stearnes passed away on Sept. 4, 1979. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2000.
August 30, 1939 – At Chicago’s Soldier Field, the NFL defending champions, the New York Football Giants defeated the College Stars by the score of 9-0 at the 6th annual Chicago Charities College All-Star Game in front of over 81,000 fans. The Most Valuable player of the game, always on the College team was none other than Bill Osmanski who was a running back from Holy Cross.
August 30, 1944 – The 11th Chicago Charities College All-Star Game finds the NFL Champion Chicago Bears defending their turf in a thriller over the All-Stars 24-21. The College player that earned the MVP in this game was Tulsa running back Glenn Dobbs.
August 30, 1945 – A crowd of over 92,000 in attendance watched as the Green Bay Packers opened up the defense of their title by dropping the collegians by a score of 19-7 at the 12th annual Chicago College All-Star Game. Charlie Trippi the multi-talented quarterback and halfback from the University of Georgia won the MVP award for the game for the College All-Stars.
August 30, 2001 – Kicker Ashley Martin becomes the first woman to play and score in an NCAA Division I football game when she successfully converted 3 extra point kicks for her Jacksonville State team.
*****INDIANA FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME*****
La Porte, IN
Northern Indiana Eastern Division All-Conference 1946; Northern Indiana Eastern Division Most Valuable Player 1946; UPI All-State Team; led La Porte to 1st NIC title 1946; NIC Eastern Division All-Conference 1947; UPI All-State Team 1947.
3-year letter winner; played for East team in Shrine Bowl Game in San Francisco 1951; played in Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL, 1952.
Upon retirement from NFL, served as Vice-President for Howe K. Sipes Company, a manufacturer of athletic clothing in Memphis, TN.
Wife, Mary; children, David (Nancy), Karen (Tom), Steven; step-children, Steven (Janine) and Michael (Wendy); numerous grandchildren, step-grandchildren, and step-great-grandchildren.
Professional Athletic Background: Drafted in 9th round by Washington Redskins of NFL 1952; played with Washington Redskins 1952-1956; played with Pittsburg Steelers 1956-1960; played in Pro Bowl Game 1955; was All-Pro Defensive Back 1954; second in League History with 10 interceptions in 1954.
******FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME******
Place of Birth: Chicago, Ill.
Date of Birth: Dec 21, 1941
Place of Death: Arizona
Date of Death: Dec 22, 2017
Jersey Number: 19
High School: Reseda (Reseda, Calif.)
Ahead of his time as a long, big-play threat, Hal Bedsole helped College Football Hall of Fame coach John McKay and USC win the 1962 national championship. He becomes the 30th Trojan to enter the College Football Hall of Fame.
Bedsole set school single-season receiving records during his consensus All-America 1962 campaign, corralling 33 passes for 827 yards and 11 touchdowns. He became the first player in USC history to top 200 receiving yards in a single game on Oct. 20, 1962 in a win over California. He capped the record-setting year with a huge game in the 1963 Rose Bowl, leading top-ranked USC over No. 2 Wisconsin with two touchdown passes in a 42-37 Trojans victory. The two-time All-Pac-8 honoree led the Men of Troy in scoring in 1961 and 1962 and set a school record by averaging 20.94 yards per reception for his career. He caught 82 passes for 1,717 yards with 20 touchdowns during his years on campus.
Drafted by the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings and the AFL’s Kansas City Chiefs in 1964, Bedsole played three seasons in Minnesota. Inducted into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001, Bedsole retired after a long career as a radio broadcast sales manager. Bedsole passed away Dec. 22, 2017, in Arizona at the age of 76.
******NUMBERS IN SPORTS******
3 – 28 – 21 – 48 – 14 – 34
August 30, 1905 – Detroit Tigers future Baseball HOF center fielder Ty Cobb made his MLB debut. The Georgia Peach promptly punched his ticket to the show by doubling off Jack Chesbro in a 5-3 win over the NY Highlanders at Bennett Park, Detroit
August 30, 1906 – Hal Chase became the first New York Yankees batter to hit three triples in a game
August 30, 1910 – New York Yankees hurler Tom Hughes pitched 9 no-hit innings but loses to Cleveland 5-0 in 11
August 30, 1912 – St Louis Brown Earl Hamilton no-hit the Detroit Tigers lineup in a 5-1 win from the mound.
August 30, 1922 – Babe Ruth, future Number 3, was thrown out of a game for 5th time in 1922
August 30, 1939 – New York Yankee Atley Donald, Number 28 pitched a baseball a record 94.7 mph (152 kph)
August 30, 1941 – St Louis Cardinals player Lon Warneke, Number 21 took the mound and threw a no-hit masterpiece against the Cincinnati Reds, for a 2-0 Cards victory
August 30, 1961 – Baltimore Oriole pitcher Jack Fisher, Number 48 walked 12 LA Angels batters in a 9 inning game
August 30, 1984 – Boston Red Sox legend Number 14, Jim Rice grounded into record 33rd double play en route to 36
August 30, 1987 – Kirby Puckett, wearing Number 34 for the Minnesota Twins went 6-for-6 with 2 HRs in Minneapolis to help aid in a 10-6 win over Milwaukee
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