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***BOSTON (AP) — When Jaylen Brown or Jayson Tatum have it going, it usually means good things for the Boston Celtics.

This postseason, it’s also been opening up the floor — and the 3-point line — for Derrick White. That’s added a new layer to a team that was already the one to beat in the East.

Brown scored 32 points, White made seven 3-pointers and added 25, and the Celtics powered past the Cleveland Cavaliers 120-95 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series.

Tatum finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds to help the Celtics pull away in the second half.

“It feels good. I think the most important thing is to win,” White said. “I’ve said before, it doesn’t matter if I score zero or score however many I scored today. When we win, I’m doing enough.”

The Cavaliers went 11 of 42 from 3-point range and kept pace early. But the Celtics were even more efficient from the outside, connecting on 18 of 46 from beyond the arc for the game.

It helped Boston carry a 15-point lead into the fourth quarter. The Celtics then started the final period on a 10-2 run to increase their lead to 102-79.

At one point early in the fourth, Brown shot 3 from the top of the key and turned his head before it fell through the hoop, reminiscent of Golden State sharpshooter Stephen Curry.

“I had it rolling tonight,” Brown said. “You just want to come out and make the right plays, make the right reads. That’s all it is. Playing through your teammates and playing with confidence.”

Game 2 is Thursday night in Boston.

The attention on Brown and Tatum has created a myriad of open looks for White throughout the season. White’s 28 3-pointers over a six-game span are the most in Celtics playoff history. Boston has also won its past 21 games when he’s attempted at least 12 3-pointers.

Donovan Mitchell had 33 points and six assists for the Cavaliers. He is the fourth player in league history to score 30 or more points in six straight playoff series openers, joining Michael Jordan (three times), Kobe Bryant and Wilt Chamberlain.

Darius Garland added 14 points.

Mitchell logged 37 minutes after playing 45 in Cleveland’s Game 7 win in the first round over Orlando. It’s a lot, but coach J.B. Bickerstaff acknowledged they have to watch the load the put on him.

“We try to put him out there as long as we can. He’s playing over 40 minutes a game. So we’re doing our best to keep him out there because we know how impactful he is,” Bickerstaff said. “But we’re not going to run him into the ground, so he’s got nothing left in the fourth quarter.”

Mitchell said it’s a load he’s ready for.

“I understand I need to score the ball,” he said.

White picked up where he left off after scoring 38 and 25 points in the final two games against the Miami Heat in the first round.

With the Cavaliers hot from the 3-point line early, White led the Celtics attack. It was his third time this postseason with at least six 3s.

Both teams played without their starting centers. Cleveland’s Jarrett Allen missed his fourth straight game with a bruised rib injury he sustained in the first round against Orlando. Boston’s Kristaps Porzingis was sidelined for the second consecutive game with a strained right calf.

The top-seeded Celtics got an extended break after making quick work of the Heat in the first round. They looked like a rested team, jumping out to a 12-2 lead, with nine of those points coming from Brown.

Mitchell was just as aggressive for Cleveland, scoring eight points during a 21-9 spurt by the Cavaliers to nudge back in front.

But Boston settled down, closing the opening period on a 19-11 run to take a 40-34 edge into the second.

The 74 combined points in the opening period were the most in a Celtics’ playoff game since 1990 and third-most in franchise history.

The Celtics took a 59-49 lead into halftime.

Mitchell, who played on the United States’ 2019 World Cup team with White, said he’s not surprised by his former teammate’s effort.

“I feel like he’s he’s had some things that he’s definitely added to his game. He’s the guy that’s always — whatever you need from him,” Mitchell said. “That’s that’s a big, selfless guy that comes in…tonight it’s 25, he might go 0-for but he’s doing other things defensively, and different things.”

***OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 29 points, nine rebounds and nine assists to help the top-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Dallas Mavericks 117-95 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series.

Chet Holmgren added 19 points, seven rebounds and three blocks for the Thunder. Jalen Williams struggled with his shot for three quarters but scored 10 of his 18 points in the fourth to help Oklahoma City remain unbeaten in the playoffs.

Gilgeous-Alexander got the best of the matchup with Dallas’ Luka Doncic, a fellow MVP finalist. Doncic scored 19 points on 6-for-19 shooting and had five turnovers. Lu Dort got most of the work guarding him, with rookie Cason Wallace getting some of the action and Holmgren pestering him near the rim.

Kyrie Irving scored 20 points and Daniel Gafford added 16 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks for the fifth-seeded Mavericks.

Game 2 will be Thursday night in Oklahoma City.

Gilgeous-Alexander rested briefly at the start of the second quarter before subbing in at the 8:20 mark. He scored 11 points in the period to help the Thunder take a 62-53 lead at the break. He scored 19 points in the first half, while reserve Aaron Wiggins scored 12 of his 16 points before the break.

Dallas opened the second half on a run, and a 3-pointer by Irving cut Oklahoma City’s lead to 66-65 and forced the Thunder to call a timeout.

Isaiah Joe and Dort hit 3-pointers when play resumed, then Dort ripped Doncic, leading to a dunk by Williams that put the Thunder up 74-67. Gilgeous-Alexander’s 3-pointer with Doncic in his face put Oklahoma City up 80-69. Irving hit a 3-pointer as the third quarter expired, but the Thunder still led 89-79.

Williams scored eight straight points for the Thunder in a run that put Oklahoma City ahead 102-87.

***Timberwolves coach Chris Finch blasted Nuggets guard Jamal Murray for throwing a heating pad onto the court in the second quarter of Minnesota’s 106-80 win in Denver on Monday in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals.

Finch said it was “dangerous” and “inexcusable” that Murray — who was stationed on the bench — threw the object onto the floor during live game action. Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns was accepting a pass from Kyle Anderson at the time of the incident with 4:41 remaining in the second quarter.

Nuggets guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope picked up the heating pad and tossed it out of play without the officials being aware.

“I was the lead official, and I didn’t notice it was on the floor or where it came from until Towns scored,” crew chief Marc Davis told a pool reporter, per ESPN. “We weren’t aware it had come from the bench. If we would have been aware it came from the bench, we could have reviewed it under the hostile act trigger. The penalty would have been a technical foul.”

Finch tried to lobby with the officials with the respect to the potential safety issue.

“We tried to impress upon (the referees) there probably aren’t many fans in the building that have a heat pack, so it probably had to come from the bench, which they found logical,” Finch said. “I’m sure it was a mistake and an oversight and nothing intentional by the officiating at all, but certainly can’t allow that to happen.”

Murray, 27, made just 3 of 18 shots from the floor and finished with eight points, 13 rebounds and four turnovers for the defending champion Nuggets, who trail 2-0 in the best-of-seven series. Game 3 is Friday in Minneapolis.


***Michael Busch homered to lead off the ninth inning, lifting the host Chicago Cubs to a walk-off, 3-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday.

Busch deposited a first-pitch fastball from Enyel De Los Santos (1-2) over the wall in right-center field. The homer was Busch’s seventh of the season and first since he went deep in five straight games from April 10-15.

The blast made a winner out of Hector Neris (2-0), who overcame a single and a walk to record a scoreless top of the ninth.

Jurickson Profar belted a two-run homer while Fernando Tatis Jr. and Jose Azocar had two hits apiece, but the Padres fell for the second time in three games. Jake Cronenworth reached on a sixth-inning single to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.

Brewers 6, Royals 5

Willy Adames slammed a three-run homer in the ninth inning as visiting Milwaukee rallied past Kansas City.

Rhys Hoskins and Joey Ortiz led off the second inning with back-to-back homers off Kansas City starter Seth Lugo. Jared Koenig (3-1) allowed two hits in 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for the win, and Trevor Megill pitched a perfect ninth for his third save.

After the homers, Lugo surrendered only three singles for the rest of his outing. In 6 2/3 innings, he allowed three runs on six hits. Vinnie Pasquantino went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and a run for the Royals. Salvador Perez added an RBI double.

Rangers 15, Athletics 8

Marcus Semien opened the game with a homer and finished 4-for-5 with five RBIs and Texas scored 10 runs in the second inning to beat host Oakland.

Jonah Heim also had four hits and Leody Taveras added three more as the Rangers equaled their season high for runs while collecting a season-best 19 hits. Jose Urena (1-2) was the beneficiary of all the run support and picked up his first win as a Ranger. He worked five innings, allowing two runs (one earned).

Kyle McCann and Seth Brown each hit their third homer of the year for the A’s. Oakland starter Ross Stripling (1-6) lasted only 1 2/3 innings, giving up 11 runs (five earned) on 10 hits.

Tigers 11, Guardians 7

Andy Ibanez clubbed a solo homer and a three-run shot during his 4-for-4 night and Ryan Vilade recorded his first three career RBIs as visiting Detroit beat Cleveland.

Tyler Holton (3-0) and three other fellow Tigers relievers held Cleveland to just three hits over seven scoreless innings.

Josh Naylor clubbed a two-run homer — his ninth long ball of the season — and Jose Ramirez had three hits and two RBIs for the Guardians, who had won three straight. Cleveland starter Logan Allen was charged with seven runs on seven hits and two walks in 2 1/3 innings.

Diamondbacks 6, Reds 2

Corbin Carroll drilled a three-run homer and drove in his team’s first five runs and Zac Gallen threw six shutout innings, helping Arizona down host Cincinnati.

Ketel Marte went deep, his seventh homer of the year, and Kevin Newman had two hits for the Diamondbacks, who won their second game in a row.

Jonathan India belted his second homer of the season with two outs in the seventh off Arizona reliever Bryce Jarvis for the Reds’ first long ball since May 1. Tyler Stephenson added his fourth homer of the year in the ninth off reliever Paul Sewald.

Phillies 10, Blue Jays 1

Bryce Harper hit a grand slam, Kody Clemens added a home run, triple and four RBIs and host Philadelphia defeated Toronto.

Bryson Stott contributed two hits, Edmundo Sosa hit an RBI triple and Nick Castellanos added an RBI double for the Phillies, who have won seven straight overall and 11 in a row at home to maintain the best record in the majors. Philadelphia starter Cristopher Sanchez (2-3) gave up six hits and one run in seven innings.

Danny Jansen had two hits for the Blue Jays. Toronto, which managed only six hits, went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

Angels 9, Pirates 0

Kevin Pillar clubbed two home runs and tallied a career-high six RBIs to complement Patrick Sandoval’s seven shutout innings as visiting Los Angeles pounded Pittsburgh.

Pillar, 35, went 3-for-5 and scored two runs in his fourth game with the Angels since signing with them on April 30. Logan O’Hoppe went 4-for-5 with two RBIs for Los Angeles, which outhit the Pirates 15-3. Sandoval (2-5) scattered three hits, struck out seven and walked one in his longest outing of the season.

Connor Joe, Andrew McCutchen and Edward Olivares accounted for Pittsburgh’s three hits as the Pirates had their three-game winning streak snapped.

Nationals 3, Orioles 0

Trevor Williams and four relievers combined on a three-hit shutout and Washington defeated visiting Baltimore.

Joey Meneses and Jesse Winker had two hits apiece for the Nationals, who, at 18-17, are over .500 for the first time since July 2, 2021. Washington snapped a seven-game losing streak against Baltimore.

Corbin Burnes (3-2) allowed three runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings. He struck out six and walked three for the Orioles, who had won four straight.

Rays 5, White Sox 1

Randy Arozarena and Isaac Paredes belted home runs, starting pitcher Zach Eflin broke a personal two-game losing streak and Tampa Bay handled Chicago in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Arozarena homered for the second time in three games by launching his sixth blast of the year, a two-run shot, in the third. Paredes, who was 3-for-4, clubbed his team-leading eighth long ball in the sixth for the Rays.

Paul DeJong and Korey Lee had two hits apiece as the White Sox managed just six as a team, five for singles.

Yankees 10, Astros 3

Juan Soto recorded his fourth three-hit game this season but wasn’t part of the three-homer barrage that carried host New York to a win over Houston.

Alex Verdugo, Anthony Volpe and Giancarlo Stanton all homered off Astros starter Justin Verlander (1-1), with Verdugo initiating the onslaught with a three-run blast in the first.

Verlander allowed seven runs on eight hits in five innings. Yankees right-hander Luis Gil (3-1) only gave up Kyle Tucker’s solo shot across six dominant innings.

Braves 4, Red Sox 2

Marcell Ozuna lined a single up the middle to score the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as Atlanta beat visiting Boston to end a three-game losing streak.

The Braves, who had scored only 20 runs over their previous eight games, added an insurance run in the eighth on Orlando Arcia’s run-scoring fielder’s choice.

Kutter Crawford worked six innings for the Red Sox and yielded two runs on five hits. It was the fourth consecutive start in which he pitched at least six innings.

Mariners 10, Twins 6

Cal Raleigh hit a pinch-hit grand slam in the seventh inning and Seattle scored four runs in the ninth to beat Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Mitch Haniger drove in two runs for Seattle, which evened the four-game series at one win apiece. Dylan Moore, Josh Rojas and Ty France each added one RBI for the Mariners, who won for the third time in four games.

Ryan Jeffers hit a three-run homer to lead the Twins at the plate. Trevor Larnach, Kyle Farmer and Austin Martin each had one RBI for Minnesota.

Mets 7, Cardinals 5

Pete Alonso and Brandon Nimmo drove in three runs apiece as visiting New York rallied to beat St. Louis.

Alonso, who was 1-for-29 in his previous nine games, had a two-run double and a homer. Nimmo hit a three-run homer. Mets starting pitcher Jose Butto (1-2) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks in five innings.

Alec Burleson went 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs for the Cardinals, who lost for the sixth time in seven games. Brendan Donovan and Lars Nootbaar also went deep for St. Louis, which lost catcher Willson Contreras to a left forearm fracture in the second inning after J.D. Martinez hit him while swinging his bat on a catcher’s-interference incident.

Giants 5, Rockies 0

Kyle Harrison tossed seven innings of four-hit ball, Jung Hoo Lee had three hits and San Francisco beat Colorado in Denver.

Harrison (3-1) produced the longest outing of his two-year career, helping the Giants snap a four-game skid. Nick Ahmed had two hits for San Francisco, and LaMonte Wade Jr. had a two-run single.

Rockies starter Dakota Hudson (0-6) allowed four runs on five hits in 3 2/3 innings. Colorado took its eighth loss in nine games and is off to its worst start in franchise history (8-27).

Dodgers 8, Marlins 2

Max Muncy hit a first-inning grand slam and host Los Angeles extended its winning streak to six games with a victory over Miami.

Gavin Lux also homered while right-hander Yoshinobu Yamamoto (4-1) gave up two runs on five hits over a career-best eight innings for the Dodgers.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. hit a home run on the first pitch of the game for the Marlins, who have had an early lead on the Dodgers in two consecutive games before losing both. Bryan De La Cruz also went deep, while Edward Cabrera (1-2) gave up four runs in two innings.

***Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Walker Buehler is encouraged after his first MLB start since June 10, 2022.

“I’m very confident in my ability to do a lot of things with the ball,” Buehler said following the Dodgers’ 6-3 win Monday over the Miami Marlins, according to ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez. “It’s just a lot easier for me to do it the way that I know how to do it. The idea that I can get pretty close to what I used to do, it makes it a little more attainable.”

Buehler allowed three runs on six hits and one home run with four strikeouts across four innings versus the Marlins. The contest was his first since he underwent the second Tommy John procedure of his career in August 2022.

Buehler threw 77 pitches Monday and averaged 95.7 mph with his fastball.

The 29-year-old said he’s looking forward to putting the start behind him and focusing on rounding into form moving forward.

“The ceremony of it is done,” Buehler said. “Now I can kind of focus on trying to be good and helping our team. I wish it would’ve gone better. I wish I would’ve thrown five or six shutout innings and whatever. But it’s done. And I’m happy to be back.”

Buehler is in his final season of team control and scheduled to hit free agency at the conclusion of the 2024 campaign.


***CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow threw some crisp passes on the first day of offseason workouts Tuesday and said rehabbing his surgically repaired right wrist is still a work in progress.

The Bengals quarterback was cleared to throw about a month ago but hasn’t been cleared for contact yet. He hopes to be fully ready to go by training camp.

“I felt good the last couple of days,” the 27-year-old Burrow said. “I don’t ever know how it’s going to feel until I wake up the next morning, but I was encouraged by the last couple of days for sure.”

Burrow was lost for the season when he suffered a torn ligament in his right wrist in the 10th game, a loss to Baltimore on Nov. 16 that dropped the Bengals’ record to 5-5. He had surgery on his wrist Nov. 27.

Backup Jake Browning led Cincinnati to a 4-3 record the rest of the way and the team missed the playoffs for the first time in three seasons. The Bengals finished 9-8, last in the AFC North.

Burrow said the uncertainty has been the most difficult part of rehab.

“Whenever you have an injury to your throwing side, you’re never quite sure how it’s going to turn out at the end,” he said. “But I’m in a good spot. I’m happy with where I’m at, and I’m going to continue to get better.”

Burrow knows the drill when it comes to rehab. In his rookie year in 2020, he tore up his knee while being sacked in Week 11 against Washington. He finished rehab just in time for the start of the 2021 season.

Appendicitis caused him to miss all of training camp in 2022. On the second day of camp in 2023, Burrow strained a calf muscle. He didn’t miss any games, but the injury limited his mobility in the early part of the season


***The Tennessee Titans are signing wide receiver Tyler Boyd to a one-year deal worth up to $4.5 million, a source told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

Boyd reunites with Brian Callahan, who the Titans signed as their head coach this offseason. Callahan served as the Cincinnati Bengals’ offensive coordinator from 2019-23.

Boyd spent the last eight seasons in Cincinnati and owns two 1,000-yard campaigns. He’s primarily operated as the Bengals’ No. 3 receiver behind Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins since they entered the league in 2021 and 2020, respectively.

The 29-year-old joins a wide receiver room that includes DeAndre Hopkins, free-agent signing Calvin Ridley, and 2022 first-rounder Treylon Burks.

Boyd has totaled 513 receptions, 6,000 yards, and 31 touchdowns in 120 games since being selected 55th overall in the 2016 draft.

***Safety C.J. Moore is returning to the Detroit Lions after serving a one-season suspension for violating the NFL’s gambling policy, NFL Network reported Tuesday.

The deal is for one year, but financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

The Lions signed Moore as an undrafted free agent in 2019 and he played in 56 games (one start) for Detroit. He took part in at least 68 percent of the Lions’ special teams snaps in each of his four seasons with the team and contributed 48 tackles, two passes defensed, an interception and a fumble recovery.

The Lions released Moore, 28, in April 2023 after he was one of five NFL players — including four Lions — to receive suspensions for gambling violations. Wide receiver Quintez Cephus, who like Moore served a season-long ban, signed recently with the Buffalo Bills after his reinstatement.

***Former Jacksonville wide receiver Zay Jones visited with the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday, per multiple reports.

The Jaguars released Jones last week after picking LSU wideout Brian Thomas Jr. in the first round of the draft.

Jones, 29, caught 116 passes for 1,144 yards and seven touchdowns in 25 games (22 starts) during his two seasons in Jacksonville.

He has 287 catches for 3,028 yards and 18 scores in 104 games (67 starts) with the Jaguars, Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders (2019-21) and Buffalo Bills (2017-19), who selected him in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

The Cardinals recently drafted Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. with the No. 4 overall pick. Receivers on the roster include Greg Dortch, Michael Wilson, Zach Pascal and Chris Moore.

***Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice is connected to another police investigation in Dallas, this time an alleged assault, WFAA and the Dallas Morning News reported Tuesday.

Police view Rice as a suspect in an incident that took place outside a nightclub early Monday morning, according to the reports. A man allegedly hit a photographer, who was then taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Rice’s attorney declined comment to the Morning News, and no charges were filed as of Tuesday evening.

The wide receiver, who grew up in the Dallas area and played for SMU, was already in trouble in the city for his connection to a six-car crash on March 30. Rice turned himself in to police several days later and faces one count of aggravated assault, one count of collision involving serious bodily injury and six counts of collision involving injury.

An arrest warrant affidavit obtained by the Morning News showed that Rice was driving 119 mph before the accident. A friend and former SMU teammate, Teddy Knox, was traveling 116 mph in a separate car, and he faces the same charges as Rice.

Seven people were left with injuries, including at least one woman who sustained “serious bodily injury” and another who was stranded on the highway with her 4-year-old son for about five hours after the crash.

On April 3, Rice said he took “full responsibility” for his actions related to the crash.

***Joe Collier, the standout defensive coordinator of Denver’s famed “Orange Crush” defense, Monday night at his home in Littleton, Colo., the Broncos announced. He was 91.

Collier spent 20 seasons on the Broncos’ defensive staff from 1969-88, including the final 17 as defensive coordinator.

“Joe Collier is one of the most impactful coaches in the history of the Denver Broncos and regarded among the best defensive coordinators of all time,” the Broncos said in a statement. “He was an innovator in the NFL with his 3-4 defense, helping the Broncos to three Super Bowl appearances during a legendary career with our franchise that spanned more than two decades.

“Intelligent, modest and soft-spoken, Collier provided steady leadership to five different head coaches as the Broncos emerged as perennial contenders in the 1970s and 1980s. His profound influence on countless players and coaches in Denver included 12 Broncos Ring of Famers, 11 Pro Bowl selections and 2024 Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Randy Gradishar.”

The Broncos made Super Bowl appearances after the 1977, 1986 and 1987 seasons with Collier running the defense. However, they went 0-3 in those games and lost by an average of 22.7 points.

Collier also served as head coach of the Buffalo Bills from 1966-68 and went 13-16-1. He was fired after an 0-2 start in 1968.

Collier also served as defensive coordinator of the New England Patriots in 1991-92 after his stint with the Broncos.

Collier was an All-America receiver at Northwestern in 1952 before being a 22nd-round selection by the New York Giants in the 1954 NFL Draft. He didn’t play pro football.


***Sam Huard, a former five-star quarterback who began his career at Washington, announced he is transferring to Utah.

Huard spent two seasons with the Huskies before transferring to FCS program Cal Poly. He passed for 2,247 yards, 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions last season for the Mustangs.

Utah has star Cam Rising back for a seventh collegiate season after he missed all of 2023 with a serious knee injury. Huard figures to compete for a backup spot.

“Utah has an unbelievable culture and the people and the program were some things that I felt were the best for me at this point in my career,” Huard told 247Sports. “To be in a great spot and to compete every day with great people around me, being in the room and learning from one of the best quarterbacks in college football while being able to have two years in a great system was a big part of it.”

Huard made one start in two seasons with Washington, that coming in a 40-13 loss to Washington State in the 2021 Apple Cup. He completed 17 of 31 passes for 190 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions in that contest.

In 2022, Michael Penix Jr. transferred in to be Washington’s starter. Huard, who threw 44 total passes for the Huskies, transferred to Cal Poly after the season.

At Cal Poly, Huard passed for 483 yards in a 41-30 road loss to Sacramento State on Nov. 11. That was the second-most passing yards in a game in school history behind Seth Burford, who passed for 566 against Northern Iowa in 2000. Huard also set a school record with 37 completions in the game.

Huard is the son of Damon Huard, who played at Washington and in the NFL. His uncle, Brock, also played for the Huskies and in the NFL.


***NEW YORK (AP) — Vincent Trochek scored a power-play goal off a rebound at 7:24 of the second overtime to give the New York Rangers a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night and a 2-0 lead in their second-round playoff series.

Alexis Lafreniere scored twice, Chris Kreider also had a power-play goal and Artemi Panarin added two assists for the Rangers. Igor Shesterkin stopped a season-high 54 shots.

The Rangers won their sixth straight in the postseason, and eighth straight dating to the regular season. New York got its first overtime playoff win since in Game 7 of the first round in 2022 against Pittsburgh.

Jake Guentzel scored twice, Dmitry Orlov also scored and Sebastian Aho had three assists for the Hurricanes. Frederik Andersen finished with 35 saves.

The Hurricanes have lost three of their last four — including two in double-overtime after winning the first three games of the first round. The Hurricanes have lost four straight overtime playoff games, including two against Florida in the conference finals a year ago.

The series shifts to Raleigh, North Carolina, for the next two games, with Game 3 on Thursday night.

Shesterkin made a kick save on Martin Necas 1 1/2 minutes into the second overtime and a pad save on Jordan Staal in close about 30 seconds later. At the other end, Andersen made a stellar save on a shot by Panarin.

The Hurricanes, who finished 0 for 5 on the power play, got an advantage when Panarin was called for hooking at 3:28. They managed just one shot.

The Rangers then got their seventh power play of the night and Trochek scored in front off rebound to extend his goal-scoring streak to five games.

Shesterkin made nice saves on attempts by Aho and Jaccob Slavin during a Hurricanes power play near midway through the first overtime.

Mika Zibanejad got in alone on Andersen, but his try was smothered by the goalie with 8:15 left. Lafreniere was denied on a point-blank try with about 2 minutes remaining, and Zibanejad was stopped by Andersen on a 2-on-1 rush in the final minute of the first overtime period.

Kreider tied it 3-3 at 6:07 of the third period with the Rangers’ third power-play goal of the series against a Hurricanes team that had the league’s best penalty-kill during the season.

Trocheck got a pass from Panarin in front, and Andersen made a kick save on his attempt. However, Kreider knocked the loose puck from the left side while the goalie was down for his first of the series and third of the postseason. It was also Kreider’s 43rd career postseason goal — most in franchise history — and 70th point — third-most behind Brian Leetch (89) and Mark Messier (80).

The Rangers got another power play when Jordan Martinook was sent off for tripping at 9:54. They managed two shots on goal during the advantage, but the Hurricanes had an excellent short-handed scoring chance when Shesterkin denied an attempt by Brady Skjei.

Shesterkin also knocked down a try by Skjei with just over five minutes remaining, and then denied his attempt on the rebound.

The Rangers got their sixth power play of the night when Skjei was called for tripping with 1:38 remaining. However, the Hurricanes had the best chances as Shesterkin made a nice save on Seth Jarvis on a short-handed, odd-man rush. Then, the goalie — who had 17 saves in the third period — denied a shot by Aho and a rebound try by Jalen Chatfield.

Trailing 2-1 after 20 minutes, the Rangers tied it at 7:32 of the second as Lafreniere redirected a pass in front from Adam Fox for his second of the game. With the Hurricanes on a power play, Shesterkin gloved a point shot by Brent Burns at 9:04 to keep it tied.

Guentzel gave the Hurricanes their second lead of the night with a one-timer in the slot off a pass from Aho from the left corner with 1:42 remaining in the middle period. It was Guentzel’s second of the night and gave Aho five assists through two games in the series.

Lafreniere got a pass from K’Andre Miller and fired a shot into the top left corner from the left circle to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead with 9:07 left in the opening period.

The Hurricanes tied it with 4:53 remaining in the first as Guentzel tipped a one-timer by Aho through traffic for his second of the playoffs.

The teams were skating four on four after the Rangers’ Barclay Goodrow and the Hurricanes’ Stefan Noesen were whistled for penalties in the final minute of the opening period. The Hurricanes took advantage of the open ice as Orlov tipped Brady Skjei’s point shot past Shesterkin with 5.4 seconds left to take the lead.

***DALLAS (AP) — Miles Wood scored on a backhander 11:03 into overtime and the Colorado Avalanche, after trailing by three goals in the first period, beat the top-seeded Dallas Stars 4-3 on Tuesday night in the opener of their second-round Western Conference series.

After getting the puck on a rush, Wood stayed ahead of defenseman Miro Heiskanen and got the puck past Jake Oettinger to wrap up only the Avalanche’s third three-goal comeback to win a playoff game in their history.

Cale Makar had a goal and two assists for Colorado, while Valerie Nichushkin had a goal and an assist. Nathan MacKinnon had the tying goal only 39 seconds into the third period when left open just to the left of the net, and Mikko Rantanen had a shot off the post midway through the third period.

Alexander Georgiev had 19 saves while winning his fifth consecutive start in goal for the Avalanche. But the Stars, after nine shots on net in the first period, had only seven combined the rest of regulation, and six in overtime.

Stars goalie Jake Oettinger stopped 22 shots, ending his six-game streak of allowing two goals or less.

Dallas jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period against the 2022 Stanley Cup champion, only two nights after wrapping up a seven-game series against Vegas, last year’s champ, in which both teams finished with 16 goals and the margin was never more than two goals.

Jamie Benn had a goal and an assist for the Stars, who lost their series opener at home like in the first round when they dropped the first two games. Ryan Sutter and Wyatt Johnston also scored goals.

Game 2 is Thursday night.

***Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche, and Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers were named Hart Trophy finalists Tuesday.

The Hart is awarded to the league’s most valuable player and voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. It will be given out after the playoffs conclude in June.

The nominated trio were the league’s top three scorers this season.

Kucherov and McDavid made history as only the fourth and fifth players ever to notch 100 assists in a season.

Kucherov secured his second Art Ross Trophy as the league’s top producer and is a Hart finalist for the first time since he won the award in 2019. Kucherov’s 144 points were the second-most by a player in the past 28 years – clearing his next-most productive teammate by 54 points – and his exploits were a key reason the Lightning reached the playoffs.

MacKinnon is a Hart finalist for the fourth time since 2017 and has never won the prestigious award. He established a new career high with 140 points and led the league in even-strength production. The Nova Scotia native broke the 50-goal plateau for the first time, led the league in shots (405), and ranked second among all forwards in average ice time (22:49).

McDavid is a three-time Hart winner and took home the award last year. The Oilers captain recorded his fourth consecutive 100-point season and led Edmonton to the playoffs after the club stumbled to a 2-9-1 start. Only three players in league history have won the Hart four times: Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, and Eddie Shore.


The St. Louis Blues removed the interim tag from head coach Drew Bannister on Tuesday, signing him to a two-year contract to be the team’s permanent bench boss.

Bannister guided the Blues to a 30-19-5 record after taking over on an interim basis after St. Louis fired Craig Berube in December.

The Blues missed the Western Conference playoffs by six points, though they boasted a better record than the Eastern Conference’s second wild-card team, the Washington Capitals.

The biggest improvement for the Blues after the coaching change was with the man advantage. St. Louis’ power play was operating at just 8.4% under Berube but converted at 22.8% after Bannister took over.

The Blues also made strides defensively, allowing 3.32 goals per game with Berube compared to 2.87 with Bannister.

Before the Blues promoted him, Bannister was the head coach of St. Louis’ farm teams, the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds (2021-23) and San Antonio Rampage (2018-20). He also served as the head coach of the OHL’s Soo Greyhounds from 2015-18.

Bannister played in 164 NHL games between the Tampa Bay Lightning, Edmonton Oilers, Anaheim Ducks, and New York Rangers from 1995-2001.

**The Ottawa Senators hired former Vancouver Canucks and New Jersey Devils bench boss Travis Green as their next head coach, the team announced Tuesday.

Green’s contract will keep him in Canada’s capital through the 2027-28 season.

“After speaking to several highly qualified candidates, it became clear that Travis is the right fit to lead our group,” president of hockey operations and general manager Steve Staios said. “As we’ve routinely stated, developing a winning culture is paramount to our aspiration of achieving sustained success.

“Travis has a burning desire to win, is passionate about teaching, and holds his players to a very high standard. We’re excited to welcome he and his family to the Ottawa-Gatineau community.”

An introductory press conference is expected to take place Wednesday.

Green served as head coach of the Canucks from 2017-22, making the playoffs in 2020. Vancouver won its qualifying-round series over the Minnesota Wild that year and upset the reigning Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues in Round 1 before falling to the Vegas Golden Knights in Round 2.

The Devils hired the 53-year-old as an associate coach in 2023, and he took over as interim head coach after the team fired Lindy Ruff in March.

Green owns a career record of 141-159-35 as an NHL head coach.

He also enjoyed a 14-year playing career with the New York Islanders, Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Boston Bruins.

He’ll take over a Senators team with a promising young core that has yet to break through and make the playoffs. The Sens are riding a seven-year postseason drought, the NHL’s third-longest active skid.

D.J. Smith coached the Senators for parts of five seasons before the team fired him after an 11-15-0 start to the 2023-24 campaign. Interim bench boss Jacques Martin didn’t fare much better, going 26-26-4.

Green is the first permanent head coach hired by Staios since the latter was named full-time GM in December and since Michael Andlauer completed his purchase of the franchise in September.

***The Ottawa Senators announced the hiring Tuesday of Travis Green as their head coach through the 2027-28 season.

Green previously coached the Vancouver Canucks (2017-21) and finished last season as the interim head coach of the New Jersey Devils, going 8-12-1 after replacing Lindy Ruff.

Green, 53, replaces interim coach Jacques Martin, who went 26-26-4 after the Senators fired D.J. Smith following an 11-15-0 start to the 2023-24 season.

“After speaking to several highly qualified candidates, it became clear that Travis is the right fit to lead our group,” president of hockey operations and general manager Steve Staios said in a news release.

“As we’ve routinely stated, developing a winning culture is paramount to our aspiration of achieving sustained success. Travis has a burning desire to win, is passionate about teaching and holds his players to a very high standard. We’re excited to welcome he and his family to the Ottawa-Gatineau community.”

Green, who has an overall record of 141-159-35, guided the 2019-20 Canucks to the second round of the Western Conference playoffs.

He inherits an Ottawa franchise that has not been to the Stanley Cup playoffs since 2016-17 and finished seventh in the Atlantic Division in 2023-24 (37-41-4, 78 points).

Green, a forward from British Columbia, played 14 seasons with five NHL franchises from 1992-2007. He collected 455 points (193 goals, 262 assists) and 764 penalty minutes in 970 games for the Islanders, Ducks, Coyotes, Bruins and Maple Leafs.

***The St. Louis Blues removed the interim tag from coach Drew Bannister and signed him to a two-year contract on Tuesday.

Bannister, 50, took over behind the bench on Dec. 14 after Craig Berube was fired following a 13-14-1 start. The Blues went 30-19-5 under Bannister’s leadership but missed the playoffs for a second straight season.

From Bannister’s arrival through the end of the season, the Blues had the 12th-most points (65) and the 10th-best home record (18-9-2) in the league.

Before being named interim coach, Bannister compiled a 93-58-19 record in three seasons with Springfield of the American Hockey League. Before that he was a head coach of the San Antonio Rampage (2018-20) and associate coach with the Utica Comets (2020-21).

A defenseman from Ontario, Bannister played 164 games over six NHL seasons after being drafted by Tampa Bay in the second round in 1992. He scored 30 points (five goals, 25 assists) with four teams.



CARMEL, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) is set to hose the 2024 Baseball championship in Kokomo, Ind. from May 9-12.

The baseball championship is being hosted in a neutral location at the Kokomo Municipal Stadium.
Locking up the regular season title and the No. 1 seed was Hanover College, whose 17-5 mark in league play led the pack. Coming in with the No. 2 seed behind a 15-7 league record was Transylvania University, who secured the remaining first-round bye. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology secured the No. 3 seed after finishing conference play with a 14-8 record. At No. 4, Mount St. Joseph University finished conference play with a 14-8 mark. Anderson University finished with a 13-9 record, and securing the No. 5 seed. Franklin College claimed the No. 6 seed with a 9-13 record.
The first pitch will feature the No. 3 Rose-Hulman Fightin’ Engineers facing off against the No. 6 Franklin Grizzlies, with a 10 a.m. start time. The second game will showcase the No. 4 Mount St. Joseph Lions against the No. 5 seeded Anderson Ravens, with first pitch at 1:15 p.m. The No. 1 Hanover Panthers will see action in the afternoon contest, with a 4:30 p.m. opening pitch, facing the lowest remaining seed. The night-cap will see the No. 2 seed Transylvania Pioneers face off against the other advancing team.
The baseball tournament will be a double elimination tournament with games set for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, with an as necessary Sunday game.
For more information on HCAC baseball, visit the websites of any of the participating schools, or go to the HCAC’s home on the internet at www.heartlandconf.org. Be sure to stay up to date on all of your Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference news by following @HCACDIII on Twitter and by liking the “HCAC DIII” Facebook page.

Tournament Schedule: 

Thursday, May 9
GAME 1: #3 Rose-Hulman vs. #6 Franklin, 10 am
GAME 2: #4 Mount St. Joseph vs. #5 Anderson, 1:15 pm
GAME 3: #1 Hanover vs. Lowest Seed Remaining Between Game 1 and Game 2 Winners, 4:30 pm
GAME 4: #2 Transylvania vs. Best Seed Remaining Between Game 1 and Game 2 Winners, 7:45 pm
Friday, May 10
GAME 5: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 10 am
GAME 6: Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 1:15 pm
GAME 7: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 4:30 pm
GAME 8: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 7:45 pm
Saturday, May 11
GAME 9: Loser Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, 1 pm
GAME 10: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9, 4:30 pm
Sunday, May 12
* GAME 11: Repeat of Game 10 (only if Game 9 winner wins Game 10), 12 pm
*If Necessary Game


Roger Penske has suspended the president of Team Penske along with three others for the next two races for their roles in the cheating scandal that has rocked IndyCar ahead of the Indianapolis 500.

Penske said Tuesday in an interview with The Associated Press that a review done by his general counsel found no “malicious intent by anyone” and chalked up the incident as a breakdown in internal processes and miscommunication.

He also said he remains committed to reigning Indianapolis 500 winner Josef Newgarden, who was stripped of his March 10 victory for the scandal, and is actively trying to sign the two-time IndyCar champion to a contract extension.

“We’re the same company we have been for 50 years and I’m going to hold my head high,” Penske told the AP. “This is an unfortunate situation and when you’re the leader, you have to take action. We’ve done that and we’re going to move on. I am not trying to run a popularity contest.”

The scandal dates to the IndyCar season-opener in March won by Newgarden. Six weeks later, the series discovered that the three Penske cars were able to use a software system to get a horsepower boost on starts and restarts, which is against the rules.

Tim Cindric, who oversees all Team Penske operations and is the strategist for Newgarden, is the top name to receive the two-race suspension, which includes the showcase Indy 500 on Memorial Day weekend. Also suspended was team managing director Ron Ruzewski, Newgarden engineer Luke Mason and senior data engineer Robbie Atkinson.

Cindric and Ruzewski “raised their hands as the team leaders” to accept responsibility for the mess, Penske told AP.

“For Ron and I as leaders of this team, it’s not about what we did, it’s about what we didn’t do. It is our responsibility to provide the team and all our drivers with the right processes to ensure something like this can’t happen,” Cindric said in a statement. “For that, I apologize to Roger, our team and everyone that supports us. Our number one job is to protect and enhance the reputation of our brand and that of those that support us.

“In that regard, as the overall leader, I failed, and I must raise my hand and be accountable with the others. This is a team, and in my position, it’s the right thing to do.”

Ruzewski and Atkinson both work on Will Power’s car — Ruzewski is his strategist — and Power was the only one of the three Penske drivers not accused of wrongdoing. Penske acknowledged that Power had done nothing wrong and said the suspensions to his crew members were based solely on their roles within the team. None of Scott McLaughlin’s team members were punished; the driver was earlier stripped of his third-place finish at the March race.

The suspensions cover this weekend’s race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and the Indy 500, which Penske is trying to win for a record-extending 20th time.

“That’s a big deal, a significant impact to the team, to the individuals involved,” Penske told the AP of the Indy 500 being included in the suspensions. “I talked to all of them and the goal was, ‘How can we move forward and be competitive and win? Win the next two races?’ That was the feeling I had when I left the meeting.”

Asked how Newgarden moves forward and regains the respect of his competitors, Penske said: “He’s got to do it on the racetrack. I think he understands the gravity of this thing and I need to support him.”

He said contract talks with Newgarden are ongoing but “for sure I do” want to re-sign him.

The push-to-pass function is controlled by IndyCar and disabled on starts and restarts, when the extra boost of horsepower is illegal. Two weeks ago at Long Beach, a glitch in the software knocked out the software on all cars except the three Penske entries. IndyCar’s investigation later showed that the software had been in place in the season-opening race and Newgarden used it to his advantage an admitted three times.

Newgarden said he thought there had been a rule change and the P2P system was now legal on restarts. McLaughlin said he hit the button out of habit and gained no advantage from the horsepower boost that lasted less than 2 seconds.

McLaughlin said he used it once at St. Petersburg and Power never illegally used it. Besides stripping Newgarden and McLaughlin of their podium finishes, IndyCar fined all three drivers $25,000 and docked them 10 points each.

Cindric said the software was inadvertently left on the cars since last August when it was installed to test IndyCar’s upcoming hybrid engine but the scandal shook IndyCar, which had not had a disqualification in 29 years.

Penske owns the race team, IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and has been in damage control

“I recognize the magnitude of what occurred and the impact it continues to have on the sport to which I’ve dedicated so many decades,” Penske said in the statement when the punishments were announced. “Everyone at Team Penske along with our fans and business partners should know that I apologize for the errors that were made and I deeply regret them.”

IndyCar has said it is trying to determine how the software wasn’t found through inspection during the season’s first three races.


LPGA Tour rookie Gabriela Ruffels and 15-year-old amateur Asterisk Talley have qualified for the 2024 U.S. Women’s Open.

Ruffels, 24, finished first at Monday’s qualifying tournament at San Joaquin Country Club in Fresno, Calif., firing rounds of 70 and 66 to finish at 6 under.

Talley was the runner-up and one stroke behind after carding rounds of 68 and 69. She is headed to her first U.S. Women’s Open, starting May 30 at Lancaster Country Club in Lancaster, Pa.

Talley, a California native, won the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley in Graniteville, S.C., in March and finished in eighth place at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur in April.

Ruffels will be making her fourth appearance at the U.S. Women’s Open. The Australian finished tied for 13th at the 2020 tournament in Houston.


Three-time and defending champion Brooks Koepka, past winners Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy and world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler lead a decorated field for next week’s PGA Championship.

The PGA of America on Tuesday revealed the names of 154 of the 156 golfers who will compete at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky. The tournament begins on May 16.

The remaining two spots will go to the winners of the Wells Fargo Championship and Myrtle Beach Classic. Should a golfer who is already exempt emerge victorious, the PGA of America will go to the alternate list.

Koepka, ranked 37th in the world, recorded his fifth career major last year by winning the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club. He also won the tournament in 2018 and 2019.

Woods, a 15-time major champion, won the PGA Championship in 1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007, while world No. 2 McIlroy emerged victorious in 2012 and 2014.

Scheffler, a runner-up last year at this tournament, and the top 103 players in the Official World Golf Ranking will test their mettle at Valhalla.

In addition to Koepka, LIV Golf features 15 other players in the field — notably World No. 5 Jon Rahm of Spain, No. 17 Tyrrell Hatton of England and No. 56 Cameron Smith of Australia.


Oklahoma State has hired Olympic gold medalist David Taylor as its wrestling coach to replace John Smith, the school said in a news release Tuesday.

Taylor, 33, won gold in the 86-kilogram freestyle class at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 when he beat Iran’s Hassan Yazdani. He sought another Olympic slot this year, but lost to Aaron Brooks in the 86-kilogram finals at the Olympic Trials last month and quickly pivoted.

“It’s an honor to be in this position and I’m extremely grateful,” Taylor said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to the future of Oklahoma State wrestling. It has an unbelievable tradition and I’m excited to be part of it moving forward. I’ve achieved everything I have wanted in my personal career, and this is no longer about me. I am just thrilled to be in the position to help others achieve their goals, and truly make an impact in the wrestling world and on the lives around me.”

Taylor, a three-time world champion, is one of the most decorated wrestlers in U.S. history. As a college wrestler at Penn State, he won two national titles, was a four-time national finalist and twice won the Hodge Trophy as the nation’s best collegiate wrestler.

He has massive shoes to fill. Smith retired after a 33-year run that produced five NCAA team championships, 33 individual NCAA champions and 23 conference titles. Under his direction, Oklahoma State produced 153 All-Americans and a 490-73-6 dual record.

“Replacing a legend like John Smith is a daunting task,” Oklahoma State athletic director Chad Weiberg said. “He has been the face of Oklahoma State wrestling nearly four decades. In many ways, David has had a similar path in becoming our head coach. I know he respects and admires John and is up to meeting the high expectations we all share for this program.”



***Indiana Pacers forward Myles Turner said Monday night that he couldn’t wait to read the NBA’s Last Two Minute report after being on the wrong end of a controversial foul call in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference second-round series against the New York Knicks.

Turner isn’t going to like what he reads, as the report released Tuesday backs up the call that he was guilty of the illegal screen with 12.7 seconds left in Indiana’s 121-117 loss.

The Pacers trailed by one and were looking for a go-ahead shot when the call was made. Turner made contact with New York’s Donte DiVincenzo to earn the foul and an on-site review agreed with the call.

Now the report does too, saying, “Turner turns into DiVincenzo’s path and does not give him time and distance to change direction prior to the illegal contact.”

Another critical call in the final minute involving Indiana’s Aaron Nesmith was judged by the NBA to be the wrong decision.

The score was tied at 115 with 52.1 seconds left when Nesmith was called for a kicked ball violation on a play in which Indiana stole the ball.

Instead, the Knicks kept possession and DiVincenzo knocked down a go-ahead 3-pointer with 40.4 seconds left and New York never trailed again.

Crew chief Zach Zarba said after the game that the kicked ball call was wrong and the play was not reviewable.

“Postgame review did show that it hit the defender’s hand, which would be legal,” Zarba said.

Game 2 is Wednesday night in New York.

***The Knicks landed the first blow in Game 1, but the Pacers will look to draw even with New York on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden in Game 2 of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Semifinals.

For much of Monday night, the Pacers appeared in position to steal Game 1 on the road. But the Knicks came on strong late, scoring 39 points in the fourth quarter and ultimately coming away with a 121-117 win.

PLAYOFF CENTRAL: Follow Indiana’s Postseason Run at Pacers.com/Playoffs >>

A couple calls didn’t got the Pacers’ way down the stretch, most notably a kicked ball violation on Aaron Nesmith on a play where he actually deflected Jalen Brunson’s pass with his hand. The call (which is not reviewable) allowed the Knicks to retain possession and Donte DiVincenzo hit what proved to be the game-winning 3-pointer.

The Pacers then had a chance to move in front with under 20 seconds to play, but did not get a shot off as Myles Turner was whistled for an illegal screen on DiVincenzo.

After the loss, the Pacers were more frustrated with putting themselves in a position to fall short than anything else.

“There are so many events in an NBA game,” Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle said. “There’s always a sharp focus on the last minute, but there were things that happened with five or six minutes left that really hurt us…It’s not just the last minute or two, it’s the whole game. The whole fourth quarter. This is a great experience for our guys. It comes at a cost – it’s no fun, but we’re going to have to learn some things for Game 2.”

RELATED: Pacers Demonstrate Resilience, Depth Despite Coming Up Short in Game 1 >>

The Pacers’ depth played a major role in Game 2, as Indiana’s bench outscored the Knicks’ reserves by a whopping margin of 46-3. T.J. McConnell, Obi Toppin, Ben Sheppard, and Isaiah Jackson all made a real impact off the bench for the Blue & Gold.

But as good as Indiana’s bench was, the Knicks’ starters all excelled in heavy minutes. Leading the way was All-Star guard Jalen Brunson, who scored 21 of his game-high 43 points in the fourth quarter. Brunson went 14-for-14 from the free throw line and has now scored 40 or more points in four straight playoff games, just the fourth player in NBA history with that accomplishment (the others are Michael Jordan, Bernard King, and Jerry West).

In Game 2, the Pacers will try to do a better job of keeping Brunson and the Knicks off the foul line (the Knicks shot 26 free throws to Indiana’s 19) and also will want to limit New York on the offensive boards. The Knicks led the NBA in offensive rebounds in the regular season and while the Pacers limited them to just two in the first half on Monday, they had six crucial offensive boards leading to 13 second-chance points in the second half.

Another key for the Pacers is finding ways to free up All-Star point guard Tyrese Haliburton. Haliburton had just six points on 2-of-6 shooting and eight assists in Game 1 as the Knicks focused their defense heavily on getting the ball out of his hands.

Projected Starters

Pacers: G – Tyrese Haliburton, G – Andrew Nembhard, F – Aaron Nesmith, F – Pascal Siakam, C – Myles Turner

Knicks: G – Jalen Brunson, G – Donte DiVincenzo, F – Josh Hart, F – OG Anunoby, C – Isaiah Hartenstein

Injury Report

Pacers: Tyrese Haliburton – questionable (lower back spasms), Bennedict Mathurin – out (right shoulder labral tear)

Knicks: Bojan Bogdanovic – out (left foot surgery), Julius Randle – out (right shoulder surgery), Mitchell Robinson – out (left ankle stress injury)

Last Meeting

May 6, 2024The Pacers led for much of the second half, but Donte DiVincenzo’s 3-pointer in the final minute broke a 115-115 tie and the Knicks held on for a 121-117 win in Game 1 at Madison Square Garden.

Six Pacers finished in double figures in the loss. Myles Turner led the way with a team-high 23 points, while Pascal Siakam added 19 points, six rebounds, and five assists. T.J. McConnell tallied 18 points and three assists off the bench and fellow reserve Obi Toppin added 11 points and six rebounds.

All five Knicks starters reached double figures, with Jalen Brunson leading the way with 43 points, six rebounds, and six assists while going 14-for-26 from the field and 14-for-14 from the free throw line. DiVincenzo added 25 points while going 10-for-17 from the field and 5-for-9 from 3-point range and Josh Hart tallied 24 points, 13 rebounds, eight assists, and three steals.


  • This is the eighth time the Pacers and Knicks have met in the postseason. The Pacers have won four of the first seven series.
  • Knicks forward OG Anunoby and Pacers forward Pascal Siakam were teammates from 2017-23 in Toronto before both were traded by the Raptors to their respective new teams over a three-week span earlier this season.
  • Pacers Hall of Famer and longtime Knicks antagonist Reggie Miller is set to join the TNT broadcast for Game 2.
  • Siakam needs two points on Wednesday to reach 1,000 career points in the playoffs.

Broadcast Information (TV and Radio Listings >>)

TV: TNT – Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Reggie Miller (analyst), Stan Van Gundy (analyst), Chris Haynes (sideline reporter)

Radio: 93.5/107.5 The Fan – Mark Boyle (play-by-play), Eddie Gill (analyst), Pat Boylan (sideline reporter/host)


The Pacers will host the Knicks for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 7:00 PM on Friday, May 10. Find Tickets >>


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Indy Eleven vs San Antonio FC
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 – 7 p.m. ET
The Bud and Jackie Sellick Bowl | Indianapolis, Indiana

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Indy Eleven plays host to USL Championship side San Antonio FC in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 32 on Wednesday.

Indy defeated MLS NEXT Pro side Chicago Fire FC II, 1-0 in the tournament’s Third Round. Douglas Martinez scored off a Jack Blake assist in the fourth minute to propel the Boys in Blue into the Round of 32. The win was the first U.S. Open Cup road victory for Indy and brought its overall tournament record to 5-7-1.

San Antonio enters the U.S. Open Cup in the Round of 32 after finishing the 2023 USL Championship season as one of the league’s top eight teams. In the 2023 edition, San Antonio fell in the Third Round to Nashville SC.

The meeting will be the third all-time between the two sides, with Indy holding the 1-0-1 advantage. The most recent meeting was a 3-3 draw in San Antonio on Oct. 14, 2023.

Indy Eleven is one of four teams in the U.S. Open Cup’s Onstad Division, the other side of the group will see defending U.S. Open Cup Champion Houston Dynamo (MLS) host Detroit City FC (USLC). The winners of the two Round of 32 matches will face each other in the Round of 16 May 21 or 22.

Wednesday marks the third all-time match between the two sides, with both previous contests taking place in USL Championship action. Indy holds the 1-0-1 all-time advantage.

Indy Leads 1-0-1 (GF, 4 | GA, 3)

Recent Meetings
Oct. 14, 2023 | D, 3-3 | Away
Aug. 27, 2022 | W, 1-0 | Home

The Boys in Blue have scored in nine straight USLC matches to open the 2024 season, bringing their total to 14 (T4 USL). The streak is the longest to open a USL Championship campaign (6 in 2019) and longer than any streak during the 2023 season (5 – 2x). It is the longest run overall for the club since a 12-game streak during the 2022 season.

In total, Indy has scored in 12 straight regular season matches dating back to Sept. 30, 2023.

BRIDGEVIEW, Illinois (Wednesday, April 17, 2024) – A fourth-minute goal was all it took for Indy Eleven to earn a 1-0 victory over MLS NEXT Pro side Chicago Fire FC II in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Third Round.

The Boys in Blue had the pressure on early as Jack Blake connected with Douglas Martinez, who found himself behind the Chicago backline inside the 18 for the tally. The goal was the second for Martinez across all competitions this season and the first assist for Blake. Eighty-six minutes of scoreless soccer followed as Indy Eleven was able to advance to the Round of 32 with its first shutout of the season.

Yannik Oettl secured 11 saves for the visitors. Offensively, Indy was led by Martinez, with three shots, and Elliot Collier, with a pair.

The win gave Indy it’s first U.S. Open Cup road win and brought the Boys in Blue’s all-time U.S. Open Cup record to 5-7-1.

Scoring Summary 
IND – Douglas Martinez (Jack Blake) 4’

Discipline Summary 
IND – Benjamin Ofeimu (caution) 31’
IND – Max Schneider (caution) 67’
IND – Adrian Diz Pe (caution) 67’
CHI – Omari Glasgow (caution) 73’
CHI – Lamonth Rochester (caution) 80’
IND – Tyler Gibson (caution) 85’

SEASIDE, Calif. (Saturday, May 4, 2024) – Elliot Collier scored the match winner in the 88th minute to send Indy Eleven to a 1-0 victory over USL Championship Western Conference opponent Monterey Bay F.C.

The tally was the first for Elliot Collier this season, but second overall as part of Indy Eleven having scored one in his previous stint in 2018.

In a back and forth first half, Indy outshot Monterey Bay 9-5 with five coming from Jack Blake and three from Augi Williams. The home team had the minor edge in possession at 50.7% and had two shots on frame to Indy’s one.

Indy finished with the 16-7 advantage in shots, with four coming on target. Bake finished with a season-high seven shots, while Williams had four and Douglas Martinez added a pair. Hunter Sulte picked up the first clean sheet of the season for Indy, registering three saves.

Indy is unbeaten in its last three USL Championship matches, posting a 2-0-1 record, and is unbeaten in four overall with U.S. Open Cup matches. The nine straight games with a goal is the longest in the run of USL Championship competition since the 2022 season.

Scoring Summary 
IND – Elliot Collier 88’

Discipline Summary 
IND – Aedan Stanley (caution) 71’
IND – Adrian Diz Pe (caution) 74’
MB – Luther Archimede (caution) 75’
MB – Mobi Fehr (caution) 87’
IND – Jack Blake (caution) 90+2’


IOWA CITY, Iowa. –––– No. 8 seed Indiana will begin the 2024 Big Ten Tournament against No. 9 seed Purdue on Wednesday at noon eastern time in the event’s opening game.

This will be the third meeting of the year with the Boilermakers as the two teams split the doubleheader in Bloomington on Wednesday, April 17.

Should Indiana advance, it will face No. 1 seed Northwestern in the quarterfinal on Thursday at noon (ET). The semifinals will take place on Friday, May 10 and the final will be on Saturday, May 11.

For the entire tournament’s bracket, click here.

A year ago, the Hoosiers reached the Big Ten Tournament Final, losing to No. 1 seed Northwestern, 2-1.


Indiana finished the regular season with a 37-17 record and a 12-11 mark in conference play. A three-way tie for the sixth best record in the conference with Ohio State and Penn State puts the Hoosiers as the Big Ten Tournament’s No. 8 seed.

This will be the second time ever that Indiana and Purdue have faced each other in the Big Ten Tournament (2014).

Seven different Hoosiers in the lineup have posted 20-plus RBI on the season, including Taylor Minnick (53), Sarah Stone (42), Avery Parker (42), Alex Cooper (32), Brianna Copeland (32), Cora Bassett (26) and Brooke Benson (26). Minnick’s 53 are the third-most in the conference.

Three Hoosiers are hitting .330 or better from the plate:  Taylor Minnick (.374), Aly VanBrandt (.364), and Brianna Copeland (.337).


In its last weekend of the regular season, Indiana had a battle of a series at No. 20 Northwestern, winning the Saturday game, 8-3, and losing in two close games on Friday and Sunday.

The Hoosiers’ victory in the Saturday game marked the first time a road team won at Northwestern since April 3, 2022, when No. 23 Michigan defeated Northwestern by the same score of 8-3.

The moment that changed the game on Saturday was in the top of the second inning when sophomore Chloe Geijer came in to pinch hit with the bases loaded as the Hoosiers trailed 1-0. On the first pitch of the at-bat, Geijer hit a grand slam over the left field wall to put Indiana up 4-1.

Indiana dropped the Friday game, 6-3 and the Sunday game, 4-2. In both games, Indiana held the lead at various points. On Friday, Indiana lead 3-0 through the top of the fourth and on Sunday Indiana was up 2-0 through the top of the second.


Purdue finished the regular season with a 25-26 record and an 11-12 showing in conference.

The Boilermakers dropped their last three games of the season, getting swept by Michigan State, but previous to that had won a road series at Maryland, taking two of three games and defeated Ball State in a midweek game.

Sophomore Khloe Banks leads the way for Purdue at the plate, hitting .340 with eight doubles and 18 RBI. Ashlynn Campbell (.312) and Sage Scarmodo (.309) are also hitting over. 300. As a team, Purdue has a combined .254 batting average.

In the circle, Purdue uses a number of arms with Kendall Klochack, Madi Elish and Julia Gossett all having at least 25 appearances.

Gossett has made a team-high 30 appearances, with 69 strikeouts, a 3.67 ERA and a 9-12 record.


Indiana leads the all-time series over Purdue, 43-42.

Earlier this season, Indiana won game one of the doubleheader (5-1), while Purdue took game two (6-5).


ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference has announced women’s basketball league opponents for the 2024-25 season. The conference will play an 18-game format once again. With the additions of Oregon, UCLA, USC, and Washington, each team will play one opponent twice, eight opponents only at home, and eight opponents only on the road.

Dates, times, and television designations will be announced at a later time.

Reserved season tickets will be available for the upcoming IU Women’s Basketball season on the east side of the Main Level of Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, Rows 1-30. Adult reserved season tickets are $112, while reserved senior season tickets (65+) and youth season tickets (18-and-under) are $48. IU faculty and staff can purchase reserved season tickets for $80.

The rest of the arena will remain general admission for 2024-25, with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Adult general admission season tickets are $96, while general admission youth and senior tickets are $48. Fans also have the option to purchase reserved parking again this season in Gates 2, 4, 12, and 14.

Indiana finished 26-6 overall, 15-3 in the Big Ten, and advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen for the third time in four years. The Hoosiers will return fifth-year guards Chloe Moore-McNeil and Sydney Parrish along with junior guard Yarden Garzon. Head coach Teri Moren will enter her 11th season at the helm of the program.

IU 2024-25 Big Ten Conference Opponents

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Penn State


Home and Away



WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue women’s basketball team received its league matchups for the 2024-25 season, as the Big Ten Conference unveiled the home and away designations for its first 18-game season with 18 teams.

Remaining at 18 league games for the sixth straight season, the Boilermakers will face 16 single-play teams, split eight at Mackey Arena and eight on the road, with one home-and-away series.















Michigan State

Ohio State

Penn State





• Purdue will play out on the west coast for the second straight year, after traveling to UCLA to start the 2023-24 season.

• The Boilermakers will meet Oregon for the first time in history.

• Purdue is 3-1 all-time against Washington with three wins in Mackey Arena, including two in the NCAA Tournament. The Boilermakers dropped their only matchup with the Huskies at Hec Edmundson Arena in December 2007.

• Purdue played at Washington’s Hec Edmundson Arena in the 2004 Sweet 16 during head coach Katie Gearlds’ freshman season.

• After opening the year at UCLA last year, Purdue is tied 2-2 all-time with the Bruins. UCLA’s lone visit to Mackey Arena was in the first and second rounds of the 2006 NCAA Tournament. Purdue won the second round 61-54, behind a 15-point, 8-rebound, 6-assist performance from Gearlds as a junior.

• USC will make its first trip to Mackey Arena, after the previous matchup coming in 2017 at the Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu.

• The Boilermakers will travel to Illinois and Ohio State for the first time since 2022-23 when they knocked off the No. 22 Illini and No. 2 Buckeyes in back-to-back road contests.

The 2023-24 Purdue women’s basketball season is presented by Purdue Global, Purdue University’s online educational solution for working adults.


LAS VEGAS – After a strong opening round, Purdue Women’s Golf went even lower on Tuesday to soar into second place (-12) and hold a 10-shot cushion over third-place UCLA (-2) through 36 holes of the NCAA Las Vegas Regional. The Boilermakers fired an 8-under 280 during the second round, setting a new program best for the lowest round in an NCAA Regional and matching the 2010 Boilermakers at the NCAA Championships for Purdue’s best round in any NCAA tournament. 

Purdue’s previous low round at an NCAA Regional was 283 by the 2013 Boilermakers at the NCAA West Regional and the 2015 Boilermakers at the NCAA South Bend Regional. Today’s Boilermakers shattered that mark thanks to a pair of 69s (-3) by Ashley Kozlowski and Momo Sugiyama, along with a 70 (-2) by freshman Jasmine Kahler and an even-par 72 by Jocelyn Bruch.

The 8-under 280 tied No. 9 Arkansas for the lowest round of the day as well as the best round of the tournament. Purdue sits only four shots back of the Razorbacks, who sit atop the leaderboard at 16-under par, with just one round remaining. No. 4 UCLA (-2) is in third, while No. 19 Florida State (-1) and Baylor (+2) round out the Top 5 with Oklahoma (+3) lurking in sixth. The Top 5 teams at the conclusion of Wednesday’s final round advance to play in the NCAA Championships at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California (May 17-22).

Through 36 holes at Spanish Trail Country Club, no other team has made more birdies than the Boilermakers. Purdue has recorded 36 birdies as a team, while ranking second in both par-4 scoring (-6) and par-5 scoring (-11).

With her 3-under 69, Kozlowski fired her sixth round of the 60s this season to tie a single-season school record alongside six other Boilermakers throughout history: Sugiyama (2022-23), Micaela Farah (2018-19), Ida Ayu Indira Melati Putri (2018-19), Paula Reto (2012-13), Maude-Aimee Leblanc (2009-10) and Maria Hernandez (2007-08). For the second straight day, Kozlowski played the front nine bogey free. She made back-to-back birdies at the par-3 second and the par-4 third before adding another on No. 6. The senior did not make a miscue until the back side, bogeying both par 3s (Nos. 12 and 14), but she got both shots back with a pair of birdies over the final four holes. Walking in her 7-foot birdie putt on No. 18, Kozlowski secured her name in the program record book with a chance to stand alone at the top as the season rolls along.

Sugiyama matched Kozlowski with a 69 of her own, joining her teammate at 4-under through two rounds and tied for sixth on the individual leaderboard. The junior recorded four birdies during her round, including three on the front nine. She birdied both par 5s on the side, making the turn at 2-under and playing the back bogey free with a birdie on No. 15.

Kahler carded her second under-par round of the tournament, shaving one stroke off her opening 18 with a 2-under 70. After a par on the opening hole, she rattled off three straight birdies. Three bogeys brought the freshman back to even par, but Kahler responded by playing the final six holes 2-under to match her best round as a Boilermaker.

Bruch made it four rounds of par-or-better for Purdue with her 72. Following a double bogey at the second, she got one stroke back with a birdie at the third. Another birdie on nine pushed Bruch back to even. She countered a bogey on No. 12 with a birdie on No. 15 to stay at level par for her round. Through 36 holes, Bruch leads the 69-player field with 28 pars.

The Boilermakers will have 18 holes to chase down Arkansas in search of their second regional title in program history. Both teams will be paired with UCLA for the final round, set to begin Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. ET.

For updates throughout the final round of the NCAA Las Vegas Regional, follow Purdue Women’s Golf on Twitter @PurdueWGolf.


T6. Momo Sugiyama: 71-69—140 (-4)

T6. Ashley Kozlowski: 71-69—140 (-4)

9. Jasmine Kahler: 71-70—141 (-3)

T22. Natasha Kiel: 71-75—146 (+2)

T35. Jocelyn Bruch: 76-72—148 (+4)


1. #9 Arkansas: 280-280—560 (-16)

2. Purdue: 284-280—564 (-12)

3. #4 UCLA: 291-283—574 (-2)

4. #19 Florida State: 283-292—575 (-1)

5. Baylor: 292-286—578 (+2)

6. Oklahoma: 294-285—579 (+3)

7. #16 Arizona: 294-287—581 (+5)

8. Cal: 301-288—289 (+13)

T9. Colorado State: 298-296—594 (+18)

T9. Kent State: 301-293—594 (+18)

11. Dartmouth: 302-309—611 (+35)

12. Xavier: 310-302—612 (+36)



CHICAGO – Four different Boilermakers connected for a home run with a man on base and Avery Cook finished off the game with a nine-out save, propelling Purdue Baseball to an 11-9 victory at UIC on Tuesday in a battle of 30-win teams.

The Boilermakers (32-17) won their eighth straight road game dating back to March 31, posting their first victory on UIC’s campus since March 2013. They also handed the Flames (31-14) just their fourth loss in 21 home games this season. Purdue finished its midweek schedule with 5-4 record. UIC entered the night undefeated in midweek action.

Luke Gaffney and Jo Stevens both went deep in the first inning as the Boilermakers batted around and scored five times. Gaffney hit his 12th home run of the season, tying Brett Roach’s Purdue freshman record that has stood since 1986. Stevens connected for a three-run blast over the home bullpen in left field and now has nine long balls this season.

Ty Gill and Thomas Green both hit a two-run homer. Gill’s gave the Boilers the lead back at 8-7 in the sixth inning. Green hit a laser into the UIC bullpen with two outs in the top of the eighth to account for two key insurance runs that proved to be the difference in the game.


• Purdue has hit 64 home runs this season, matching the 1986 team for the second most in team history. Only the 1987 NCAA Regional team hit more (73).

• The Boilermakers hit four home runs for the third time this season, all in the last 11 games.

• Purdue stole five bases for the third time this season. Mike Bolton Jr. swiped second base twice, giving the program record holder 21 for the season and 95 for his career. He’s the first Boilermaker ever with three 20-steal seasons.

• Cook struck out four while retiring nine of the 10 batters he faced, joining Jackson Dannelley, Aaron Suval and Cal Lambert as Purdue relievers with a nine-out save this season.

• In fact, eight of the team’s 10 saves this year have been in appearances of at least three innings.

Purdue raced out to an early 6-0 lead only to see the Flames score seven unanswered runs and carry a 7-6 lead into the top of the sixth. But the Boilermakers regrouped and outscored the home side 5-2 over the final four frames.

Couper Cornblum made a leaping catch at the wall in straight away center field for the second out of the ninth inning. It likely prevented back-to-back home runs by UIC’s 3-4 hitters. Kendal Ewell had hit his team-leading 17th homer moments earlier.

Stevens also made a run-saving play at third base in the sixth inning, throwing out the batter at first after a diving stop with a runner on the move from second base.

While the Boilermakers scored nine of their 11 runs on homers, the two other tallies they generated ultimately won them the game. Mike Bolton Jr. walked to open the second inning, extending his team-long and career-best on-base streak to 28 consecutive games. After the catcher threw the ball into center field, he scored on a sacrifice fly from Cornblum. Consecutive singles from Cornblum and Gaffney led to the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, with Cornblum scoring on a double play.

Purdue turned its 50th double play of the season, a 6-4-3 twin killing in the second inning. It helped limit the damage after UIC had four consecutive hits to begin the frame.

The Boilermakers entered their March 29-31 series at Ohio State with only nine true road wins since the start of 2022. If Purdue can win its fifth straight Big Ten series opener Friday at Michigan, they will equal that total in a single win streak. The Boilers have won eight straight true road games for the first time since winning their first eight during the 2012 Big Ten championship season.

This weekend, Purdue is making its first trip to Ann Arbor since April 2015. Friday’s series opener is slated for 6 p.m. ET.


• Mike Bolton Jr. – 28-game on-base streak

• Connor Caskenette – 9-game hit streak

• Couper Cornblum – 6-game on-base streak; 102 consecutive games started (since start of 2023)


SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame softball team will head to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, hosted by Duke University in Durham, North Carolina this week. The Fighting Irish earned the 10-seed in the league’s postseason tournament and will take on the North Carolina Tar Heels in the opening round Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

The ACC tournament is a 10-team single elimination tournament, with each game being broadcasted live on the ACC Network. Mark Neely and Carol Bruggeman will broadcast the first four games of the tournament, as Pam Ward and Jenny Dalton-Hill will take over for the final five games.

Notre Dame concluded the regular season with a 26-22 record, going 9-15 in the ACC. The Irish took on the Tar Heels for three games in Chapel Hill, taking one of the three games. In the ACC Tournament, the Irish have reached the championship game twice, in 2014 and 2016. The Irish have won seven games in the postseason tournament, defeating Boston College three times, Virginia Tech twice, Louisville and Duke once each. The Irish have never matched up with the Tar Heels in the tournament, but own a 21-14 overall record.


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue Softball team (25-25, 11-12 Big Ten) is set to begin the Big Ten Softball Tournament tomorrow at Noon ET / 11 a.m. CT in Iowa City, Iowa. The Boilermakers enter the tournament as the No. 9 seed, and will face the No. 8 seeded Indiana Hoosiers (37-17, 12-11 Big Ten) in the first game of the postseason, with the winner to face the regular-season champions No. 1 seed Northwestern on Thursday at Noon ET / 11 a.m. CT.

The entirety of the Big Ten Softball tournament will air on linear television on the Big Ten Network.


The program record for longest Big Ten game winning streak was set (7).

Matched the program triples record on Friday vs. Michigan State (18) with the hit by Tyrina Jones.

Moriah Polar tied a program record for most triples by a freshman (7).

Sage Scarmardo’s 19 hit-by-pitches set a Purdue record.


Last Big Ten Tournament appearance: 2022 (vs. Ohio State, 0-8 in 6 innings).

Last Big Ten Tournament win: May 9, 2019 (vs. Rutgers, 4-3)

Purdue’s record in the Big Ten Tournament: 5-15

The Boilermakers have advanced out of its first game five times in program history (last: 2019).

Purdue will be looking for its advancement to the Big Ten semifinals in program history.

Purdue’s ninth-place finish in the regular season is its best since 2017, when it also finished ninth in the league.


As a team, Purdue is ranked in the top-15 in two categories: 8th in triples per game and 13th in stolen bases.

Sage Scarmardo is fourth in hit by pitch (19).

Moriah Polar is third in triples.

Kendall Klochack is 14th in walks allowed per 7.0 innings (1.03).

Julia Gossett is 41st in saves (4).

Khloe Banks is 35th stolen bases (24).


48% of wins this season (12 of 25) have come on runs scored in the 6th inning or later.

Meanwhile, 54.5% of wins in Big Ten Play (6 of 11) were won in such a fashion.

The game-winning run scored in the 6th inning or later came on the bat of eight different Boilermakers, proving anyone can rise to the occasion.

Among the leaders: Banks (3 runs, 1 RBI), Jones (2 runs, 2 RBI including a walk-off homer), Hailey Hayes (2 runs, 2 RBI, including a 2-run homer), Campbell (1 run, 1 RBI).


The two teams met at IU just 21 days ago in a doubleheader, which was split with a 1-5 loss followed by a 6-5 victory.

It will be just the second time the two teams have faced off in the Big Ten Tournament. In that 2014 battle, the Boilermakers won 4-2 in Evanston, Illinois.


Moriah Polar led Purdue with a .400 batting avg. over the doubleheader at IU earlier this season.

Five different Boilermakers scored a run over the doubleheader.

Ryen Ross led the team with two RBI.

Purdue’s 6-5 win in Game 2 was its first win over Iowa since 2021. Kendall Klochack picked up a win and Gossett the save.

There were six lead changes in Game 2’s victory. Purdue loaded the bases in the 7th inning, with freshman Ashlynn Campbell scoring the game-winning run on a wild pitch.

The game-tying run in the sixth inning was the result of pinch hitter Jordyn Ramos, who recorded the RBI double to score Tyrina Jones.


Arguably the best outfield the nation, Purdue’s outfielders combine for 337 putouts and 11 assists this season.

Freshman Moriah Polar leads the entire Big Ten outfield in putouts 130.

Only four league players, two of which are Boilermakers, have reached triple digits in putouts: Polar, Morgan Smith (Rutgers, 118), Kelsey Nader (Northwestern, 108) and Kiara Dillon (107).


Purdue’s 11 Big Ten wins are the most since 2014 (excluding the 2021 league-only season) and are the fourth-most wins in a season in program history.

Purdue is 4-2-1 over the last seven Big Ten series.

In each of Purdue’s last four wins, Purdue has given up just one run in each game.

The series sweep vs. Iowa marked the first Big Ten series win since 2018.

Purdue rode an 8-game winning streak with series wins vs. Rutgers, Iowa and Illinois and a midweek vs. Indiana St. It came just three shy of tying the program record for longest winning streak.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — University of Notre Dame men’s lacrosse standouts Pat Kavanagh, Liam Entenmann and Eric Dobson had their names called on Tuesday night during the 2024 Premier Lacrosse League draft. Entenmann is headed to the New York Atlas, Kavanagh to the Boston Cannons and Dobson to the Carolina Chaos.

Entenmann and Kavanagh were each first round picks, going back-to-back at fifth and sixth overall, respectively. Dobson was drafted 12th overall in the second round. Notre Dame was the only program in the country with multiple first round selections and had three picked before any other team had two.

With the three selections, the Fighting Irish now have had 53 players selected in the history of pro lacrosse drafts. 

Entenmann is set to go down as an all-time great at Notre Dame, as he has been the best goalie in college lacrosse the past few seasons. The graduate student is the back-to-back winner of both the ACC Goalie of the Year and ACC Defensive Player of the Year. In 2023 Entenmann was named the USILA Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Outstanding Goalie, which is presented to the top goalie in the country. 

The standout was also named the 2023 NCAA Championships Most Outstanding Player after he put on a masterclass performance in cage in the title game with a season-high 18 saves while allowing just nine goals to propel the Irish to the championship.

Kavanagh will join his brother Matt, another Notre Dame legend, on the Boston Cannons. A two-time Tewaaraton Finalist and the 2024 ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Pat Kavanagh is the most decorated attacking player in Notre Dame men’s lacrosse history. 

The graduate student holds the all-time career Notre Dame points (281) and assists (173) records. Kavanagh helped lead the Irish to their first national title in program history, capturing the 2023 championship. Kavanagh is also the only player in program history to record 10 points in a single game, a feat which he has achieved three times in his career.

Dobson has been a four-year starter for the Irish in the midfield and has one of the most lethal shots from distance in college lacrosse. The sharpshooter is a three-time All-ACC selection and was a 2023 USA Lacrosse Magazine First Team All-American. 

Dobson enters the 2024 NCAA Tournament with 125 career points off 86 goals and 39 assists. The senior had a monster performance in the 2023 NCAA Tournament semifinal overtime win over Virginia, scoring four a team-high four goals and adding an assist to help Notre Dame go on and win the national title.

Kavanagh, Entenmann, Dobson and the Irish open up the NCAA Championships with a first round matchup against the winner of Wednesday’s Albany/Sacred Heart matchup at Arlotta Stadium at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 12. The game will air on ESPNU. To purchase tickets, click here.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The first new addition to the 2024-25 Notre Dame men’s basketball roster has arrived. On Tuesday, Glenn & Stacey Murphy Head Coach Micah Shrewsberry announced the signing of Princeton grad transfer Matt Allocco. The 6-4 guard from Hilliard, Ohio, is a two-time All-Ivy League player.

“We are extremely excited to bring Matt into our program,” Coach Shrewsberry said. “He is a proven winner who comes from a Notre Dame family. As the son of a coach, Matt has a tremendous basketball IQ and will also bring a competitive spirit to the program that we highly covet. Add in that he is an elite shooter, as evidenced by his shooting percentages this past season, and we have great expectations for what he will bring us on the court as a player and off the floor as a leader.”

Last season at Princeton, Allocco averaged 12.7 points, 3.3 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game. More impressively, he was the only player in the country in the 50-40-90 club while averaging double-digit points. Allocco shot 50.8 percent from the field, 42.7 percent from three and 90.9 percent from the free-throw line. The latter ranked as the second-highest free throw percentage in a season in Princeton history. 

“I grew up a Notre Dame fan so I’ve dreamed of representing this university since I was a young kid,” Allocco said. “I can’t wait to start this new chapter and continue the great tradition of Notre Dame basketball. Go Irish!”

Allocco ranked 31st in the nation in true shooting percentage (64.6), 63rd in offensive rating (126.5) and 77th in effective field goal percentage (60.0). The guard ranked second in the Ivy League in assist/turnover ratio (2.5), fourth in three-point percentage (.427), sixth in assists-per-game (3.3), and tenth in field goal percentage (.508).

After three seasons, Allocco shot a career 48.4 percent from the field and 41.2 percent from three.

With Allocco, Princeton has achieved three straight 20+ win seasons with an NCAA Tournament berth in 2023, which included two victories to make the Sweet 16.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame softball team will head to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, hosted by Duke University in Durham, North Carolina this week. The Fighting Irish earned the 10-seed in the league’s postseason tournament and will take on the North Carolina Tar Heels in the opening round Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

The ACC tournament is a 10-team single elimination tournament, with each game being broadcasted live on the ACC Network. Mark Neely and Carol Bruggeman will broadcast the first four games of the tournament, as Pam Ward and Jenny Dalton-Hill will take over for the final five games.

Notre Dame concluded the regular season with a 26-22 record, going 9-15 in the ACC. The Irish took on the Tar Heels for three games in Chapel Hill, taking one of the three games. In the ACC Tournament, the Irish have reached the championship game twice, in 2014 and 2016. The Irish have won seven games in the postseason tournament, defeating Boston College three times, Virginia Tech twice, Louisville and Duke once each. The Irish have never matched up with the Tar Heels in the tournament, but own a 21-14 overall record.


The Butler softball team will compete this week in its fourth-consecutive postseason BIG EAST Tournament. The Bulldogs qualified as the sixth seed, after taking two of three games from regular-season champion Villanova this past weekend. Butler opens up play vs. Creighton on Wednesday in the double-elimination competition.

Bulldog Bits                                                                                       

           (as of 4-5-6-24)

Ella White is second in the BIG EAST with 42 RBI and with four sacrifice flies (51st nationally). Her .650 slugging % is third and her 10 home runs are fifth.

Monique Hoosen is second in the BIG EAST with 11 home runs, and her .623 slugging % is fifth.

Kieli Ryan leads the BIG EAST (15th nationally) with 14 base runners caught stealing.

Katie Petran is second in the BIG EAST (81st nationally) with 14 wins in the circle.

Cate Lehner is second in the BIG EAST (35th nationally) with 24 stolen bases and is also second (69th) with .18 sacrifice bunts per game.

With 42 RBI this season, Ella White is two short of the top spot on Butler’s all-time single-season list.

The current Butler squad ranks in the top ten on several of Butler’s single-season lists: 1st- drawn walks (171), T3rd- home runs (36), 5th- RBI (187), T6th-conference wins (11), 8th-hits (363), and T8th- runs (204).

        Butler Team Leaders (through regular season)

Ella White- batting ave. (.343), 2B (12), RBI (42), BB (29), runs (34)

Cate Lehner- hits (58), stolen bases (24)

Monique Hoosen- home runs (11)

Paige Dorsett- 2B in BIG EAST games (7)

         vs. Villanova (May 3-4)

Cate Lehner was named BIG EAST Player of the Week after leading Butler with eight hits (8-12, .667) and two stolen bases in the three-game series.

Katie Petran was named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week after she recorded a complete-game win in game three, allowing one run on four hits, and securing the Bulldogs a spot in the postseason.

Ella White went 5-for-11 (.455) with 2HR, 4RBI, and 4 runs scored.

Rylyn Dyer pitched four scoreless innings and earned her first win of the season in game one.

Butler’s 15 hits in game one were the most for the Bulldogs in a BIG EAST game this season.


NEW YORK – The 2024 BIG EAST softball major awards and all-conference selections were announced by the league on Tuesday. The major award winners and all-conference honorees were decided by a coaches’ vote based on performance in conference this season. Butler’s Cate Lehner was selected to the All-BIG EAST First Team, while Ella White received All-BIG EAST Second Team honors.

The league’s top four teams were represented among the five major awards, led by UConn outfielder Lexi Hastings, who was voted BIG EAST Player of the Year. Natalia Puchino, from Creighton, collected the BIG EAST Softball Pitcher of the Year award after posting a 1.78 ERA and producing twelve wins. The Bluejays also garnered the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year award, as the coaches selected shortstop Ashten Pierson. Seton Hall outfielder, Katey Brennan, was tabbed BIG EAST Freshman of the Year following her first season of play. Rounding out the major award winners, were the coaching staffs of Villanova and Creighton. Led by Bridget Orchard, Villanova won the regular season title, while Creighton, led by Krista Wood, finished in a tie for second.

An All-BIG EAST First Team and All-BIG EAST Second Team were also named, each consisting of 12 players, made up of at least two pitchers, with the remaining spots selected at-large.

Butler’s Lehner, a sophomore from Indianapolis, produced the Bulldogs’ best batting average in conference play, going 34-for-89 (.382). The right fielder produced seven RBI and scored 16 runs herself. She was 13-of-13 on steal attempts against BIG EAST opponents. Lehner was a Second Team selection in 2023.

White, a junior from Noblesville, led the Bulldogs with 22 RBI in BIG EAST competition and was second on the team with four home runs and four doubles. She was 23-for-69 (.333) in conference games, scoring 14 runs and drawing 14 walks.

No. 6 seed Butler opens the BIG EAST Tournament on Wednesday with a 3 pm first pitch against No. 3 seed Creighton. The double-elimination tournament in Providence, Rhode Island, is scheduled to run through Saturday.

2024 BIG EAST Softball Awards

Player of the Year: Lexi Hastings, Jr., OF, UConn

Pitcher of the Year: Natalia Puchino, So., P, Creighton*

Defensive Player of the Year: Ashten Pierson, Fr., SS, Creighton

Freshman of the Year: Katey Brennan, Fr., OF, Seton Hall

Co-Coaching Staffs of the Year: Creighton & Villanova

First Team All-BIG EAST

Cate Lehner, So., RF, Butler

Rosie Garcia, Jr., INF, UConn

Lexi Hastings, Jr., OF, UConn

Ella Dalton, So., CF, Creighton

Cayla Nielsen, Sr., LF, Creighton

Natalia Puchino, So., P, Creighton*

Madeline Vejvoda, Sr., 2B, Creighton*

London Jarrard, Jr., SS, St. John’s*

Katey Brennan, Fr., OF, Seton Hall

Kelsey Carr, Sr., P, Seton Hall

Olivia Gilbert, Jr., INF, Seton Hall

Lilly St. Jean, So., 2B, Villanova*

Second Team All-BIG EAST

Ella White, Jr., 3B, Butler

Grace Jenkins, C, UConn

Hope Jenkins, So., DP/P, UConn

Payton Kinney, Sr., P, UConn

Sydra Sevilla, Jr., RF, Creighton

Claire Turner, So., OF, Georgetown

Gabriella Lee, So., OF, Providence

Jess Bianco, So., OF, St. John’s

Ana Serafinko, So., P/DP, St. John’s

Ava Franz, Jr., SS, Villanova

Ally Jones, Gr., C, Villanova

Elaina Wagner, Jr., OF, Villanova

*Denotes unanimous selection


MUNCIE, Ind. – Tommy Townsend, Jack Moroknek, and Evan Parks all hit home runs at Ball State on Tuesday afternoon to help the Bulldogs break their single-season home run record. Butler has hit 57 home runs over 48 games this year, breaking the old record of 56 homers recorded during the 1998 campaign.

Townsend hit the first home run of his collegiate career to cap off a four-run first inning for the Bulldogs, but Ball State would dominate the rest of the day to record a 24-7 win. Ball State scored eight in the first and eight more in the third to take a commanding lead. With the win, BSU moves to 28-19-1. The Bulldogs fall to 17-31.

The first inning of action at Merchants Ballpark Complex took 45 minutes to complete as the two teams combined to score 12 runs. Carter Dorighi walked to start the game and would quickly come around to score from first after a double to left center by Jack Moroknek.

The top of the BU order was ready to go as Kade Lewis pushed a ball through the right side of the infield to score Moroknek and Tommy Townsend’s two-run shot over the wall in left made the game 4-0.

The lead vanished quickly as the Cardinals scored eight runs off eight hits in the bottom half of one. Neither team scored in the second, but BSU added eight more in the third. Dobbins highlighted the action with a three-run home run. Turturici also left the yard with a ball to dead center.

Butler’s offense perked up once again in the later stages of the game. Moroknek hit his team-best 13th home run of the year down the line in right. Parks went in the opposite direction in the seventh with a long ball over the wall in left. Butler’s final run came off a wild pitch.

Moroknek and Parks each had three hits on the day. Moroknek was 3-for-4 with two RBI’s and two runs scored. Parks was 3-for-4 with the homer. Lewis, Townsend, and Xavier Carter also had multi-hit games for BU.

Decker Scheffler had a 5-for-5 game for BSU with four RBI and three runs scored. Dylan Grego led the Cardinals with five RBIs off three hits and Dobbins was in the box score with three hits and four RBI.

The win went to Will Jacobson while the loss went to Nick Miketinac.

The Bulldogs will travel back to Indianapolis this evening to prep for a 3 PM game vs. Eastern Illinois on Wednesday.


INDIANAPOLIS – Three Jaguars earn Horizon League Softball All-League awards. Kendal Calvert was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year while also earning All-League First Team. Kennedy Cowan joins her on the First-Team while Paige McPhearson was named to the All-Freshman Team.

Calvert was named one of four Defensive Players of the Year, along with Maddie Lacer (NKU), Jen Krizka (Oakland) and Conchetta Rinaldi (Youngstown State). Calvert, a junior from New Palestine, Indiana played and started in all 48 games for the Jaguars in centerfield. She posted a 1.000 fielding percentage in league play with 57 putouts.

The center-fielder was also named to the All-League First-Team after recording a .434 batting average in conference play. Calvert totaled seven doubles, one triple, six stolen bases, 20 runs and nine RBI in 24 games. She was also named to the Horizon League All-Academic Team this season.

Kennedy Cowan joins Calvert on the All-League First-Team. The sophomore Maumee, Ohio has played in 36 games, making 34 starts after battling injury earlier this season. Cowan has been at the top of the leadership for most of the season with a .474 batting average in league play. She totaled nine doubles, one home run, 15 runs and 24 RBI in 24 games played. Cowan leads the league in on-base percentage with .524 average.

Paige McPhearson also earned All-League honors with a spot on the All-Freshman Team. The freshman from Indianapolis, Indiana recorded a .317 batting average while starting in all 48 games for the Jags. She totaled five doubles, one triple, one home run, 18 runs and 29 RBI on the season. She was named Horizon League Player of the Week once this season.

Calvert, Cowan, McPhearson and the rest of the IUPUI softball team will kick off the 2024 Horizon League Tournament tomorrow, Wednesday, May 8 when they face Cleveland State at 2:30 PM.

The full list of awards is below.

2024 #HLSB Awards

Player of the Year: Elyssa Imler, Youngstown State

Pitcher of the Year: Sydney Campbell, Oakland

Defensive Players of the Year: Kendal Calvert, IUPUI; Maddie Lacer, Northern Kentucky; Jen Krizka, Oakland and Conchetta Rinaldi, Youngstown State

Freshman of the Year: Aglaia Rudd, Purdue Fort Wayne

Coach of the Year: Brian Campbell, Youngstown State

Sportsmanship Award: Maddie Lacer, Northern Kentucky

All-League First Team

Position Players

Brooke Albaugh, Cleveland State

Melissa Holzopfel, Cleveland State

Kendal Calvert, IUPUI

Kennedy Cowan, IUPUI

Ella LeMonier, Northern Kentucky

Jena Rhoads, Northern Kentucky

Maci Brown, Oakland

Reese Ruhlman, Oakland

Grace Hollopeter, Purdue Fort Wayne

Aglaia Rudd, Purdue Fort Wayne

Elyssa Imler, Youngstown State


Melissa Holzopfel, Cleveland State

Sydney Campbell, Oakland

Sophie Howell, Youngstown State

All-League Second Team

Position Players

Emma Gilkerson, Cleveland State

Becky Hurosky, Cleveland State

Maddie Lacer, Northern Kentucky

Olivia Pastin, Northern Kentucky

Jen Krizka, Oakland

Brooklyn Plitz, Oakland

Kamryn Troyer, Oakland

Charlotte Grover, RMU

Anna Resnik, RMU

Conchetta Rinaldi, Youngstown State

Lydia Wilkerson, Youngstown State


Lauryn Hicks, Northern Kentucky

Alanah Jones, Purdue Fort Wayne

Madison DeVault, RMU

All-Freshman Team

Paige McPhearson, IUPUI

Brooklyn Ballis, Northern Kentucky

Alyssa Balcom, Oakland

Brooklyn Plitz, Oakland

Aglaia Rudd, Purdue Fort Wayne

Kaylyn Hopf, RMU

Kaitlyn Molitoris, RMU

Macy Littler, Youngstown State

Lydia Wilkerson, Youngstown State


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After concluding the regular season this past week against the Penguins, the IUPUI softball team will travel back to Youngstown State for the Horizon League Tournament. The Penguins will host the four day tournament after earning the No. 1 seed. The Jags enter the week as the No. 6 seed and will face No. 3 Cleveland State on Wednesday, May 8.
The Jags were voted to finish sixth in the Horizon League Preseason Poll. With a 9-14 conference mark, IUPUI finished in their voted spot at sixth.
In the first game of the tournament for the Jags, they will face No. 3 Cleveland State. The Vikings enter the tournament with a 14-10 league record. IUPUI opened conference play against the Vikings earlier this season with a 7-0 win at home.  After taking the series opener, Cleveland State swept the doubleheader with a 12-7 win in game one and an 18-2 win in game two.
The Jags and Vikings will go head-to-head at 2:30 PM ET on ESPN+, tomorrow, May 8. With a win, IUPUI will next play on Thursday, May 9 against No. 2 Oakland at 2:30 PM. With a loss in game one, the Jags will play the loser of Northern Kentucky and Robert Morris on Wednesday night at 5:00 PM.
For more information, check out the Horizon League Tournament Central Page.


» THIS WEEK IN BALL STATE SOFTBALL: The sixth-seeded Ball State softball team opens play in the 2024 MAC Softball Championship Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. when it battles No. 3 seed Western Michigan at Firestone Stadium in Akron, Ohio … With a win, the Cardinals would advance to Thursday’s 2:30 p.m. contest versus No. 2 Ohio … With a loss, the Cardinals would battle the loser of the No. 4 Toledo vs. No. 5 Central Michigan in the first elimination match up at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

» A QUICK LOOK AT THE CARDINALS: Led by first-year head coach Helen Peña, the Cardinals own a 25-27 overall record … Ball State maintains a .271 team batting average, led by redshirt junior utility player McKayla Timmons at .394 … Timmons ranks third both in the MAC and nationally with 23 home runs, while ranking fourth in the league and 25th among all NCAA Division I players with 53 RBIs … Graduate third baseman Haley Wynn is second on the squad with a .320 average while also ranking second in runs scored (37) and third in both home runs (7) and RBI (25) … In the circle, the Cardinals own a 4.08 ERA led by senior Francys King who boasts a 13-12 record,  a 3.46 ERA and 75 strikeouts over 145.2 innings of work … King played a crucial role in helping BSU secure a berth in the MAC Championship, earning the pitching victory in a pair of must-win games at Central Michigan last weekend, including throwing just the second recorded perfect game in program history in Saturday’s 8-0 (5) victory … Sophomore Bridie Murphy, who earned the save in Sunday’s win at CMU, has a .276 average against over 124.2 innings, to go along with a 9-10 record, two saves and 70 strikeouts.

» THE OVERALL RECORD: Ball State enters the MAC Championship with a 1173-1169-4 (.501) overall record dating back to 1975 … The Cardinals have tallied 30-or-more wins in 16 seasons, most recently a 37-18 mark in 2021 … Of the 16 seasons with 30-or-more wins, 11 have come in the past 16 years.

» VERSUS THE MAC CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD: Ball State enters the 2024 MAC Softball Championship with a 27-29 all-time record in league tournament play … The Cardinals won the event in 1998, 2010, and 2015 with perfect 4-0 marks … Ball State was also the runner-up in the 2001 tournament with a 3-2 record … A complete MAC Softball Championship history can be found on page 3.

– VERSUS NO. 1 MIAMI: While Ball State holds a slim 59-57 edge in the all-time series, Miami has won 11 of the last 12 meetings in the all-time series, including an 8-4 win in last season’s MAC Championship … The RedHawks currently own a 4-2 edge in MAC tournament play.

– VERSUS NO. 2 OHIO: Ball State holds a 55-44-1 edge in the all-time series versus Ohio, including wins in the first two games of this season’s three-game series … Ohio does hold a 2-1 advantage in MAC Championship play, picking up a 3-2 (8) victory in the most recent tournament meeting May 8, 2019.

– VERSUS NO. 3 WESTERN MICHIGAN: The Broncos hold a slim 68-66 lead in the all-time series, including winning two of three games last season … Wednesday’s game will be the first meeting this season, as the April 2 doubleheader in Muncie was rained out … The teams are currently tied at 2-2 in tournament play, with BSU picking up an 11-3 (6) win in the latest tournament meeting May 9, 2015.

– VERSUS NO. 4 TOLEDO: Ball State holds a 65-55-1 lead in the all-time series despite Toledo winning all three meetings so far this season … The Cardinals do own a 2-0 edge in tournament play, including a 2-0 win in the latest tournament meeting May 11, 2018.

– VERSUS NO. 5 CENTRAL MICHIGAN: The Chippewas hold an 80-43 lead in the all-time series after Ball State took two of three in Mount Pleasant last weekend … CMU also holds a 5-4 edge in tournament play, most recently knocking the Cardinals out of the 2023 event with a 4-1 win on May 12, 2023.


» MAC PRESEASON PROGNOSTICATIONS: Ball State was picked to finish fourth among 11 teams in the Mid-American Conference’s annual preseason poll … The Cardinals, who finished fourth in the league last season with a 17-12 MAC record, are looking for a second consecutive  MAC Softball Championship berth, with the league’s top six teams advancing to Firestone Stadium in Akron, Ohio, for the three-day event which runs May 8-11.

» THEN THERE WERE TWO: Senior Francys King collected just the second recorded perfect game in program history last Saturday at Central Michigan when she retired all 15 batters she faced in the 8-0 (5) victory … It took King just 55 pitches to dispatch of the Chippewas as she struck out three batters, induced a pair of ground outs and forced 10 fly outs over her 5.0 innings of work … King joins Angelina Russo as the only pitchers in program history to register perfect games, with Russo’s coming in a 5-0 win over Western Michigan on April 20, 2022 … It also marks the 20th no-hitter in program history.

» THE WYNN FACTOR: Graduate third baseman Haley Wynn has taken advantage of her extra year of eligibility, ranking second on the team with 58 hits so far this season … That raises her career total to 239 which is tied for fourth in program history … Wynn has registered at least one hit in 36 of BSU’s first 52 games of the season, including seven home runs to up her career long ball total to 26 which is tied for eighth in program history.

» MORE ON WYNN: Haley Wynn is one of the most prolific batters in program history ranking 15th on Ball State’s career charts with a .331 career average … She is also 13th all-time in slugging percentage (.533) and 16th in on base percentage (.405) … In addition, her 169 career runs scored are second in program history and 37th among all active NCAA Division I players … She also ranks 24th among active DI players with 47 career doubles which is tied for sixth in program history, while her 10 career triples are 45th among active DI players and tied for 11th at BSU.

» TIMMONS CLIMBING THE CHARTS TOO: After leading the Ball State offense with a .394 batting average, a .897 slugging percentage and a .510 on base percentage through the first 52 games of the season, McKayla Timmons continues her climb up BSU’s career charts … She currently ranks second in program history in on base percentage (.470), second in slugging percentage (.731) and fifth in batting average (.363) … Timmons has blasted a team-leading 23 home runs so far this season, including her first collegiate grand slam at Georgia State (Feb. 24) … Overall, her 39 career long balls are third on BSU’s all-time list.

» RBI LEADER: McKayla Timmons enters the MAC Championship ranked 25th nationally with her 53 RBIs this season … The effort included seven RBIs in the 9-5 (9) win over Georgia State (Feb. 24) and six in the 13-9 victory at Marshall (March 7) … The program record for RBIs in a single game is eight by Stacy Payton versus Oakland on May 4, 2019.

» SHINING BEHIND THE PLATE TOO: In addition to pacing the offense, McKayla Timmons has proven to be one of the nation’s top threats behind the plate and was recently named one of the nation’s best catchers by Softball America, ranking fifth on the MAC position list … It is one spot higher than her April ranking of sixth … The effort is aided by Timmons throwing out eight of the 33 runners attempting to steal a base on her so far this season.

» ON THE BASES: Ball State enters the MAC Championship ranked second in the league and 25th nationally with 87 stolen bases this season … Haley Wynn and McKayla Timmons lead the squad with 15 apiece, while senior outfielder Kaitlyn Mathews has 13 and senior outfielder Remington Ross has 11 … Overall, 11 different Cardinals have stolen at least one base this season … Ball State’s 87 stolen bases in 2024 are the eighth-most in a season in program history … The program record is 151 set by the 2008 squad.

» A SLAMMING FIRST HIT: Redshirt sophomore Jessica Hoffman had just two career at bats when she stepped up to the plate with bases loaded in the 10-8 win over Fordham (Feb. 11) … She proceeded to blast her first career hit over the fence in right center field for her first career home run and Ball State’s first grand slam since April 6, 2022 … A regular in the lineup since, Hoffman has 37 career hits and is fourth on the team with a .278 average this season … Of her 37 hits, 19 have driven in at least one RBI and she currently ranks second on the squad with 33 RBIs.

» SPEAKING OF SLAMS: Kaitlyn Mathews blasted her first career grand slam in the 13-9 (8) victory at Buffalo (April 6), taking a two-out, 3-2 pitch over the fence in center field … It was Mathews’ first home run of the season and Ball State’s fourth grand slam on the campaign … She would add two more home runs in the Akron series and another at Purdue to raise her career total to eight.

» TRIPLING UP: The Ball State defense owns one of the nation’s eight triple plays this season, turning what was a squeeze bunt attempt into a triple killing in the fifth inning of the 5-4 win over Jacksonville State on Feb. 17 … The bunt was fielded by Haley Wynn at third base, who threw to McKayla Timmons to get the out at first … The play then went to catcher Jazmyne Armendariz to get the runner out trying to advance home, who in turn threw to shortstop Maia Pietrzak to get the final out … It was just the second recorded triple play in program history, with the first coming in 1985.


CLEVELAND – – For their strong play over the course of the 2024 Mid-American Conference season, four members of the Ball State softball program were honored by the MAC’s 11 head coaches Tuesday (May 7) with the release of the league’s postseason honors.

Leading the way for the Cardinals was redshirt junior catcher McKayla Timmons who earned All-MAC First Team honors for the second straight season.

In addition, graduate third baseman Haley Wynn, redshirt sophomore shortstop McKenna Mulholland and sophomore outfielder Ashlee Lovett were named to the All-MAC Second Team.

With Timmons earning All-MAC First Team accolades in 2024, the Cardinals have now had 56 all-time first team selections and 35 since the 2009 season, second only to Miami’s 39 which was aided by eight honors this season.

The Ball State softball team returns to action Wednesday when it opens play in the 2024 MAC Softball Championship as the No. 6 seed with a 2:30 p.m. match up versus No. 3 seed Western Michigan at Firestone Stadium in Akron, Ohio.


Redshirt junior catcher McKayla Timmons earns All-MAC First Team honors for the second time in her career after leading the Ball State offense with a .427 average, 21 runs scored and 20 RBI in league play. A starter in all 25 MAC games for the Cardinals, Timmons blasted 10 of her program-record tying 23 home runs against conference foes which is the fourth-most home runs in #MACtion this season. Overall, her .427 average ranked fourth in MAC play, while her 1.450 OPS was third.

HALEY WYNN: Second Team All-MAC

Graduate third baseman Haley Wynn earns All-MAC honors for the second straight season after claiming first team accolades in 2023. Wynn is a .349 batter in conference play this season, racking up 30 hits including six doubles, a triple and two home runs. She also scored 15 runs and drove in 10 RBI in conference play, while starting all 25 league games for Ball State.


Redshirt sophomore McKenna Mulholland earns All-MAC Second Team honors for the second straight season after boasting a .347 average in league play. She tallied 26 hits off MAC pitching, including eight doubles, while scoring 20 runs and driving in 12 RBI. Mulholland started all 24 league games she played for the Cardinals this season.


Sophomore outfielder Ashlee Lovett earns All-MAC honors for the first time in her career after ranking second on the squad and 16th among all MAC players with a .357 average in league play. She tallied 20 total hits versus conference pitching, including five doubles and one triple. She also tallied 10 RBI and scored 10 runs in MAC play. Lovett started 19 of the 20 league games she played in before suffering an injury in the Akron series.


Coach of the Year: Kirin Kumar, Miami

Pitcher of the Year: Rissa Bajusz, Western Michigan

Player of the Year: Karli Spaid, Miami

Freshman Pitcher of the Year: Madilyn Reeves, Miami

Freshman Player of the Year: Sami Bewick, Miami

Nan Harvey Award: Abbey Tolmie, Central Michigan

All-MAC First Team

Addy Jarvis, Pitcher, Miami

Skipp Miller, Pitcher, Ohio*

Rissa Bajusz, Pitcher, Western Michigan

McKayla Timmons, Catcher, Ball State

Holly Blaska, First Base, Miami

Skylar Coberly, Second Base, Central Michigan

Sidney Griffith, Second Base, Toledo

Reagan Bartholomew, Shortstop, Miami

Julia Mazenec, Shortstop, Kent State*

Karli Spaid, Third Base, Miami

Jenna Golembiewski, Outfield, Miami

Kate Kobayashi, Outfield, Miami

Hadley Parisien, Outfield, Miami*

Ellis Erickson, Outfield, Northern Illinois

Payton Kelly, Outfield, Western Michigan*

Danielle Stewart, Utility Pitcher, Northern Illinois

Sami Bewick, Utility Player, Miami

*At-Large Selection

All-MAC Second Team

Julia Tarantino, Pitcher, Buffalo

Mikie Lieving, Pitcher, Ohio

Bri Despines, Catcher, Kent State

Haley Boxwell, Catcher, Western Michigan*

Sophia Wygast, First Base, Akron

Riley Mohr, First Base, Toledo*

McKenna Mulholland, Shortstop, Ball State

Haley Wynn, Third Base, Ball State

Meagan Lee, Outfield, Akron

Ashlee Lovett, Outfield, Ball State

Aaralyn Nogay, Outfield, Bowling Green

Izzie Wilson, Outfield, Ohio*

Alexis Lucyshyn, Utility Pitcher, Buffalo

Lily Sullivan, Utility Player, Akron

*At-Large Selection

All-Freshman Team

Lily Sullivan, Akron

Sophia Wygast, Akron

Aaralyn Nogay, Bowling Green

Carly Sleeman, Central Michigan

Sami Bewick, Miami

Hadley Parisien, Miami

Madilyn Reeves, Miami

Alana Powell, Northern Illinois

Mikie Lieving, Ohio

Mady Yackee, Toledo


MUNCIE, Ind. – The Ball State baseball team exploded for eight runs in both the first and third innings against Butler on Tuesday at Ball Diamond on its way to a 24-7 win to sweep the season series with the Bulldogs.

The Cardinals (28-19-1) batted around in each frame on their way to run-ruling the Bulldogs (17-31) in seven innings. A two-run homer by Decker Scheffler and three-run shot from Matthew Kamins highlighted the scoring in the first frame while Hunter Dobbins blasted a three-run home run and Casey Turturici a two-run bomb in the third to propel Ball State to its highest offensive output of the year (previous high of 19 runs against Purdue Fort Wayne on March 12).

Butler scored four runs in the first inning, but the Cardinals plated 23 unanswered tallies to pull away from the Bulldogs. Ball State put together a four-run fourth featuring a Dylan Grego three-run blast before putting together three more runs in the fifth frame. Grant Miller’s solo homer in the sixth was his fifth of the year and the final scoring of the day for the hosts. Miller had a highlight reel stop down the third base line in the previous inning and threw out the Bulldog batter.

Scheffler finished the day 5-for-5 at the plate with four RBI and three runs scored in his second five-hit game of the year. Grego went 3-for-4 with five RBI and three runs while Dobbins and Turturici notched four RBI apiece. A total of 13 Cardinals got hits, 12 scored runs and nine drove runners home on the day.

Will Jacobson (2-2) struck out five in 4.0 shutout innings out of the bullpen to earn his second win of the year against the Bulldogs, who the Cardinals took down 7-6 on March 20 in Indianapolis.

“Great team win,” head coach Rich Maloney said. “A lot of guys made contributions! Good to see them heat up.”

Ball State is scheduled to host Central Michigan for a three-game set beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday.


TERRE HAUTE, Ind.- Indiana State Softball heads to Normal, Illinois this week on May 8-11 to compete in the MVC tournament, which is hosted by Illinois State. The Sycamores first game will be played at 8 p.m ET against Missouri State on Wednesday evening. Indiana State enters the MVC tournament as the 11th seed, with the Bears as the 6th seed.

Indiana State (20-29, 8-16) won the three game series over Missouri State last weekend, 2-1. The Bears took game one while the Sycamores took games two and three to claim the series.

Each game of the tournament will be streamed live on ESPN+. The winner of Wednesday’s game will take on No. 3 seed Belmont on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. Tickets will ONLY be available for purchase at the tournament. There will be no presale tickets.

Adult All-Tournament Pass: $25

Youth All-Tournament Pass: $20

Adult Individual Single Day: $12

Youth Individual Single Day: $8

No complimentary tickets will be provided for tournament games.

Sycamore Standouts:

The Sycamores enter the MVC tournament ranked fourth in the MVC in batting, with a .261 average, which consists of 331 hits, 52 doubles, two triples, 19 home runs, 160 RBIs, and 180 runs scored in a totaled 49 games played.

Chipps continues to lead the Sycamores offensively, with a .352 batting average, where she records 56 hits on the 2024 season, second best in the conference. Chipps lead the Sycamores with 12 stolen bases and 31 runs scored this season.

Luci Kapelka recorded her first collegiate home run on Saturday’s victory over Missouri State. Kennedy Shade leads the Sycamores with 6 home runs after regular season, Abby Robakowski with four, Isabella Henning with three, while Danielle Henning, Livi Colip, Bri Marx, Haley Webb, and Randi Jo Pryor each record one for Indiana State.

Kennedy Shade has been dominant this season offensively, where she is ranked third in the conference with 40 RBIs.

Isabella Henning is ranked second in the MVC in doubles, with 15 and has a .477 on base percentage, and a .540 slugging percentage in the 2024 season. Henning has also been dominant defensively this season, where she has recorded 201 putouts and eight double plays.

Megan Asher picked up her third save of the season in the series victory this weekend, against Missouri State.

Lauren Sackett (8-15) leads the Sycamores pitching staff in strikeouts, with 84 in 105 innings of work in the regular season.

Hailey Griffin (7-6) leads the pitching staff with a 3.62 ERA in the regular season in 26 appearances.

Up Next:

The winner of Wednesday’s game will take on No. 3 seed Belmont on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET.


INDIANAPOLIS – The Horizon League unveiled its softball All-League awards on Tuesday (May 7), which saw Purdue Fort Wayne’s Aglaia Rudd headline the Mastodon recipients with Freshman of the Year, All-Freshman Team and All-League First Team honors. Grace Hollopeter earned a spot on the All-League First Team as well, while Alanah Jones was named to the Second Team.

Rudd is the first Mastodon since Ashleigh Bousquet in 2011 to earn a league’s Freshman of the Year award. Rudd batted .341 and slugged .519 in her freshman campaign. She was even better once Horizon League play rolled around. She improved to a .413 batting average and .650 slugging percentage in league play. She ranked sixth in the league in both categories. She recorded 21 of her 27 RBIs in league play, also sixth among the HL. Her 10 doubles in the HL was second. Rudd was the only All-Freshman Team honoree in the top-10 in any of those statistical categories and is the only freshman on the All-League First Team. She also ranked fourth nationally as one of the toughest to strike out in the NCAA.

Hollopeter was the best slugger in the Horizon League in 2024. In league play, she had seven home runs, 36 hits, a .776 slugging percentage and a 1.233 OPS, all of which led the league. Her .424 batting average was fifth-best. Her 11 home runs over the course of the season ranks in the top-five in program history, as does her slugging percentage of .682 for the entire season. Hollopeter was named the Horizon League’s Player of the Week on April 30. Her slugging percentage was top-100 nationally.

Jones is the first Mastodon pitcher to earn an All-League distinction since 2018. Her 152 strikeouts this season is a top-five mark in program history. In the Horizon League, she fanned 107 foes, the second-most of any league pitcher. In league, Jones had a 6-9 record with 11 complete games and 103.2 innings pitched in 16 appearances. Her 2.50 ERA in league play ranked ninth among all pitchers in the Horizon League. Her six wins ranked fourth. Jones was named the Horizon League’s Pitcher of the Week on April 30. She was top-100 nationally with 6.8 strikeouts per seven innings.

This is the first time since 2014 that multiple Mastodons have earned a spot on the All-League First Team. It is also the first time 2013-14 that the Mastodons had an All-League First Team selection in back-to-back seasons.

The Mastodons finished in seventh place in the Horizon League with a 9-15 mark, which was their best finish since 2019.


FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Purdue Fort Wayne (16-30) has one final non-league game on the 2024 schedule. It is set for Wednesday (May 8) against Bowling Green (26-17) at 3 p.m. at Mastodon Field.

Game Day Information 
Wednesday, May 8 | 3 p.m.
Where: Mastodon Field
Live Stats:Link
Weather: Clear, high of 78
Series History: Bowling Green leads 15-5, with the first meeting in 2002. The ‘Dons fell 8-7 to the Falcons on April 10 of this season. 

Probable Starters:

Purdue Fort Wayne: RHP Sean Kasper

Bowling Green: LHP Rigo Ramos

Scouting the Falcons: Bowling Green 19-5 in MAC play this year. Jack Krause is hitting .333 with 10 home runs on the season. Nathan Arther leads the team with 16 home runs.  Rigo Ramos owns a 9.00 ERA for the Falcons. He has 38 strikeouts in 34.0 innings.

‘Dons & Ends:

– Jacob Walker leads the team with 59 hits and 18 doubles ranking in the league’s top 10 in both categories.

– Kevin Fee leads the Horizon League with a 3.04 ERA. Carter Sabol (5.71) joins Fee as two of six pitchers with an ERA under six. They are two of seven in the league holding opposing hitters below a .300 average among qualified pitchers.

– Kevin Fee is also tied for second in the league lead with five wins. He is also second in saves with five.

– Jacob Walker and Nick Sutherlin are tied for the team lead in multiple hit games with 18

– Ben Higgins has reached base in 15 straight games.

– The ‘Dons are 64-of-73 in stolen base attempts this season.

– Ten Mastodons have thrown 20 or more innings this season.

He Gets On Base: Ben Higgins has reached base in 15 straight games. In league games, Higgins leads the team with 18 walks and is second on the team with a .467 on-base percentage.

Leave ‘Em Looking: Carter Sabol is second in the league with 20 strikeouts looking.

Answering the Call:Kevin Fee has set the program record for career pitching appearances with 84. Fee moved ahead of Adam Feris (2002-05) on the pitching appearance leaderboard. Feris finished his career with 78 visits to the mound.

Up Next: The ‘Dons travel to Northern Kentucky this weekend for a Horizon League series starting on Friday.


NORMAL, Ill. – Entering the 2024 Missouri Valley Conference Softball Championship as the #10 seed, the University of Evansville softball team opens the tournament on Wednesday against 7th-seeded Drake.  Game time is set for 4 p.m. CT at Marian Kneer Stadium in Normal, Ill. with ESPN+ having the coverage.

Last Time Out

– In the final weekend of the regular season, the Purple Aces were in Normal to face Illinois State with the Redbirds taking the three games by a combined five runs

– Jess Willsey paced the team batting 444 with four hits in nine at-bats along with two RBI

– Lacy Smith recorded her first home run of the season in the weekend finale

Another Strong Weekend

– Finishing the Illinois State series batting .444, Jess Willsey led the Aces and season average at .291, its highest mark since March 29

– Over the last nine games, she is batting .414 with 12 hits in 29 at-bats

– Willsey recorded four hits in 11 plate appearances against Missouri State

Providing a Spark

– Freshman Niki Bode has been unbelievable when given the opportunity against MVC opponents, batting .455 with five hits in 11 at-bats while adding a home run, three RBI and three runs scored

– Bode added another pinch hit at Illinois State and has come through in three of her last five pinch hit opportunities

Finishing Strong

– Hannah Hood picked up three hits in eight at-bats against Missouri State to continue a strong finish to her 5th campaign at UE

– Over her last eight games, Hood is batting .471 with eight hits in 17 trips to the plate

– She picked up the game-winning hit in the 8th inning of the series opener against Murray State before going 1-3 in the second contest

Big Hits

– Jenna Nink was responsible for one of the top moments of the season for the Aces as she belted a 3-run walk-off home run in the April 26 win over Missouri State

– With UE trailing by a 5-3 score entering the bottom of the seventh, she picked up the game-winner with two outs to seal the win

– Nink leads the team with 25 RBI and has a hit in 12 of the last 18 games


EVANSVILLE, Ind. –  The University of Evansville baseball team posted its second-straight shutout on Tuesday night, and the Purple Aces launched four home runs, as UE run-ruled the University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles, 10-0, at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.

“Tonight was another good mid-week win for us,” said UE head coach Wes Carroll.  “It all started on the mound for us tonight, as I thought that Kevin Reed, Drew Fieger and Nick Smith were outstanding.  For us to have back-to-back shutouts really shows how locked in our pitchers have been lately.

“Offensively, I thought the guys were locked in from the start.  It was great to see Kip Fougerousse have a huge game tonight, and I thought that Brent Widder and Ty Rumsey had some great swings as well.  This was a great effort, and hopefully, we can keep it going this weekend against a very good Indiana State team.”

Freshman Kevin Reed Issued a lead-off walk to start the game, but he quickly bounced back with a double-play ground ball and a strikeout to set the tone for the game.  Then, Evansville exploded offensively for seven runs in the bottom of the first inning to grab complete control of the contest.

Senior designated hitter Kip Fougerousse crushed a 434-foot home run to dead center field three batters into the inning to give UE a 2-0 lead.  Graduate third baseman Brent Widder would then follow two batters later with another two-run home run to left-center field to push the lead to 4-0.  Junior outfielder Ty Rumsey then crushed a ball into Arad McCutchan Stadium down the right-field line four batters later for a three-run shot to give UE a 7-0 cushion.

From there, Reed (4-1) motored through the USI lineup, retiring eight-straight batters in order at one point, as he tossed 5.0 scoreless innings to run his scoreless-innings streak to 11.0.  He would limit USI to just three hits and a walk while striking out three to earn the victory.

Fougerousse would add his second home run of the game with a solo shot in the fourth inning, and the Purple Aces would tack on a pair of runs in the fifth inning on a bases-loaded walk to graduate outfielder Mark Shallenberger and an RBI ground out by graduate first baseman Chase Hug to move the lead to 10-0.  From there, junior reliever Drew Fieger tossed a perfect sixth inning, and senior reliever Nick Smith tossed a scoreless seventh inning to nail down UE’s second-straight shutout.  It is the first time in which UE has posted back-to-back shutouts since Evansville blanked Western Illinois in back-to-back games (4-0 and 8-0) on March 2 and 3, 2018.

Fougerousse led Evansville offensively by going 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI.  Rumsey and Widder both added home runs for the second-straight game and combined for five RBI.

With the victory, Evansville improved to 28-20 overall, and has now won 19 of its last 24 games.  USI, meanwhile, dropped to 22-27 overall with the loss.  The Purple Aces will now travel north to Terre Haute, Indiana this weekend to square off with nationally-ranked Indiana State, which is ranked as high as 14th nationally in the various collegiate baseball polls.  The series will begin on Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. central time in a game that can be seen nationwide on ESPNU.  The game is also available on the radio in the Tri-State area on 107.1 FM-WJPS.


EAST LANSING, Mich. – Round two of the NCAA Division I East Lansing Regional saw University of Evansville golfer Kate Petrova post a 6-over 78 at Forest Akers West Golf Course.

Day Two Results

With a 2-round tally of 148, Petrova is tied for 37th place heading into Wednesday’s final 18 holes.  On Monday, she opened the tournament with a 2-under 70 to rank in a tie for 4th place.
Bailey Shoemaker of USC continues to lead the individual standings with a score of 136.  She heads into the final day with a 1-stroke lead over Lauren Beaudreau of Notre Dame.
USC continues to pace the team standings with a 570.  They are two in front of Northwestern and three on top of Pepperdine.


EVANSVILLE, Ind.- University of Southern Indiana Women’s Golf has announced the signings of three golfers set to join the roster ahead of the 2024-25 campaign.

“I am excited to have Harper, Zhana, and Fernanda join our program this fall,” says USI Women’s Golf Head Coach, Ann Sullivan. “All three of them have had great junior golf careers. We are excited to have them join the Screaming Eagle family.”

Zhana Navato | Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

Navato is a Michael Power-St.Joseph High School graduate in Etobicoke, Ontario. She joins USI after a decorated high school career being named team captain for her junior and senior seasons. During her junior and senior years, she won back-to-back TCDAA Championships along with sixth and fourth place finishes in the OFSAA Championships. Navato graduated high school as a member of the Honor Roll and was heavily involved in high school including chess team and club, photography club, digital news team, trivia team, robotics team, and DECA.

Fernanda Vera | Lambare, Paraguay

Vera joins the Screaming Eagles from Las Almenas and Juan Ramon Dahlquist High School in Asuncion, Paraguay. She plans on majoring in Business Administration at USI and eventually working for a company that allows her to help out her community grow stronger. Outside of golf, Vera enjoys watching movies and tv series with friends.

“I chose USI because it gives me the opportunity to prepare for a career that fascinates me, I liked the college program, the preparation and activities it offers,” says Vera. “It also allows me to continue playing the sport that I love.”

Harper Ready | Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Ready will join USI after graduating from Jackson High School in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. In high school, Ready lettered in three years along with excelling academically as a member of the National Honors Society. In 2023, she was a MSHSAA Class 4 All-District Golfer and an MSHSAA Class 4 State Individual Golfer in 2022 and 2023. Ready helped lead JHS Girls Golf to a fourth place finish in the Class 4 MSHSAA state in 2023. She also participated on the Gateway PGA Jr. Golf team located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Sullivan prepares for her second season at the helm following the departure of several key seniors.


PEORIA, Ill. – The Ohio Valley Conference announced during its softball postseason awards banquet Tuesday that four University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles earned postseason honors for the 2024 season.

Senior first baseman Lexi Fair (Greenwood, Indiana) and junior pitcher Josie Newman (Indianapolis, Indiana) garnered All-OVC First-Team honors. Newman was also named Pitcher of the Year in the Ohio Valley Conference. Senior catcher Sammie Kihega (Greenfield, Indiana) and sophomore outfielder Caroline Stapleton (Shirley, Indiana) received All-OVC Second-Team laurels.

For Newman, the junior earns First-Team All-OVC honors for the second consecutive season and is the first-ever OVC Pitcher of the Year in USI Softball history. In the regular season, Newman led the pitching staff with a 19-8 record, 1.68 ERA, 210 strikeouts, 195.2 innings pitched, and 27 complete games in 28 starts. The right-hander tossed four shutouts and held the opposition to a .198 batting average. Newman finished top three in the OVC in ERA and wins while ranking first in starts, complete games, innings pitched, strikeouts, and opposing batting average. Newman’s strikeout and innings totals would also rank top 10 in the nation. In conference play, Newman went 14-4 with a 1.33 ERA and 141 strikeouts. Plus, the pitcher went the distance in all 18 OVC starts.

During the season, Newman had three one-hit complete-game outings and recorded 11 starts with 10 or more strikeouts.  Newman was named to the OVC’s Preseason Players to Watch List before the season and was voted OVC Pitcher of the Week twice during the Spring. The USI hurler was stellar on March 23 at Lindenwood University with 11 strikeouts in nine innings and on April 5-6 at the University of Tennessee at Martin with 31 combined strikeouts (17 and 14) in two starts. Additionally, Newman fanned 13 batters in 15.2 innings pitched on April 20 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

This season, Newman moved to third in USI history with 540 career strikeouts. The Indianapolis, Indiana native also moved up the USI Softball ranks in innings, complete games, shutouts, and wins.

Fair picked up her first career All-OVC selection on the first team. The senior paced the Screaming Eagles with a .344 batting average, .953 OPS, 42 hits, 12 doubles, and a .445 on-base percentage. Additionally, Fair was the team’s frontrunner with 12 multi-hit games. The first baseman was second on the team with a pair of home runs and 25 RBIs. Fair was one of four players to start all 42 games. Fair ranked top 10 in the OVC in doubles and on-base percentage while first in the league with 12 hit-by-pitches. In OVC-only action, Fair topped USI in batting average (.397), OPS (1.072), hits (31), and on-base percentage (.495). The Greenwood, Indiana native notched 20 of 25 RBIs in OVC contests.

On March 17 against Morehead State University, the senior went 2-2 with five RBIs and two runs. Then on May 5 in the regular season finale at Western Illinois University, Fair had two hits and four RBIs. One of Fair’s two hits against the Leathernecks was a home run.

Through the regular season, Fair is tied for fifth in USI history with 21 career home runs and is approaching the all-time mark for career doubles with 44 entering the OVC Tournament. Fair already claims the program record in hit-by-pitches and is in the top 10 with 117 career RBIs.

Kihega joined her senior teammate with her first OVC all-conference selection. The USI backstop was named to the All-OVC Second Team. Kihega was second on the team with a .316 batting average and a .951 OPS while leading the Screaming Eagles with five home runs and 29 RBIs. Kihega had a team-best .538 slugging percentage and walked a team-high 18 times. The catcher topped the Screaming Eagles with five multi-RBI performances while collecting seven multi-hit games throughout the regular season. The Greenfield, Indiana native also started all 42 games this season. Kihega ranked among the top of the OVC in overall doubles and home runs while finishing top 10 in seven categories in OVC-only action. During the conference slate, Kihega batted .333 with a 1.059 OPS and posted 21 RBIs with four home runs.

Kihega had a strong final month of the regular season in conference play. The senior had a grand slam with four RBIs on April 6 at UT Martin and then belted another grand slam and totaled a USI season-high six RBIs on April 28 against Tennessee State University. Kihega went 3-3 against the Tigers. On May 4 against Western Illinois, Kihega had two hits, including a home run for the second consecutive game, and two RBIs.

As one of USI’s on-base leaders, Kihega has 98 career walks, one away from tying the program record.

Stapleton received her first career all-conference honor on the All-OVC Second Team. The sophomore was third on the team with a .309 batting average and paced the squad with 24 runs. Stapleton’s 17 runs in conference play ranked in the top 10 in the OVC. Making 38 starts on the season, Stapleton tallied four extra-base hits, five RBIs, and five stolen bases. Stapleton walked 12 times and reached base at a .375 clip. Defensively, the outfielder had a pair of assists and posted a .983 fielding percentage.

Stapleton was second on USI with 10 multi-hit games and had four games with two or more runs scored. The left-handed bat notched three hits in games against Jacksonville State University on February 25, March 17 against Morehead State, April 6 against UT Martin, and April 28 against Tennessee State. Stapleton also had a season-high three runs against the Tigers.

USI Softball begins tournament play Wednesday at the 2024 OVC Softball Championship. The Screaming Eagles are the No. 4 seed after going 22-20 overall and 16-11 in the conference season. USI gets a first-round bye and will play Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., awaiting the winner of the 5/8 matchup between UT Martin and SIUE early Wednesday.

Championship tournament coverage from Peoria, Illinois can be seen with a subscription to ESPN+.  USI Softball radio coverage can be heard on The Spin 95.7 FM. Additional coverage links are on the USI Softball schedule page on usiscreamingeagles.com.


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Baseball was hit by a offensive power surge in the first inning and lost to the University of Evansville, ????, Tuesday evening at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium. The Screaming Eagles are 22-27 overall, while Aces go to 28-20.

After USI went down in order in the top of the first, UE muscled up and banged three first inning home runs (two two-run homers and a three-run blast) to lead 7-0 after one frame. The Aces would go on to build a 10-0 margin with a run in the fifth and two tallies int he sixth. USI, offensively, could not get the bats going and hit into double plays to erase its three hits in the game.

USI junior right-hander Adam Weihe (Louisville, Kentucky) started and took the loss for the Eagles. Weihe (1-3) struggle in his first start of the year, allowing the seven first inning runs in two-thirds of a frame.

Up Next for the Eagles:

The Eagles continue on the road this week with a trip to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for a OVC three-game series. The series runs Friday at 6 p.m. and continues Saturday at 4 p.m. before concluding Sunday at 1 p.m.

The Trojans are 26-21 overall and 13-8 in the OVC after losing to Oral Roberts University, 5-3, tonight. Little Rock enters this week’s conference game tied for first in the OVC with Southeast Missouri State University with a one game lead over Morehead State University and Tennessee Tech University, which are tied for third, and two-game lead over USI and the University of Tennessee at Martin, which are tied for fifth.

Coming up this month:

The final series of the season will be Alumni Weekend when USI hosts Western Illinois University (May 16-18). The Eagles will have Senior Day and will honor the 2014 NCAA Division II National Championship team prior to the 1 p.m. game May 18.


The Valparaiso University football program has announced the addition of a Sept. 21 home game vs. Roosevelt University at 1 p.m. at Brown Field.

The addition of this contest completes the 12-game regular-season docket for the 2024 Beacons, who will kick off the campaign on Aug. 31 at UNI and start the home slate with a night game on Sept. 14 vs. Indiana Wesleyan.

Roosevelt is entering its first season as a member of the NCAA Division-II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), transitioning from NAIA to Division-II. The program began competing under the Roosevelt name in 2020 after a merger between Roosevelt and Robert Morris. The Lakers have enjoyed a record of .500 or better in each of their four seasons, including a 4-1 conference mark and 6-4 overall record a year ago.


The Valparaiso University track & field team will look to continue the program’s forward trajectory as the Beacons compete in the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships, which will be hosted by Indiana State this Friday through Sunday May 10-12 at Gibson Track & Field Complex in Terre Haute, Ind.

Links to live results (via AthleticLive and TimingMD) and video (via ESPN+) will be available on ValpoAthletics.com. Click here for a schedule of events and additional information.


After earning All-Missouri Valley Conference accolades in the triple jump at last year’s Outdoor Championships, sophomore Micah Mullings (Minesing, Ontario, Canada / Barrie North) added to his All-MVC trophy case with a pair of podium finishes at this year’s MVC Indoor Championships. He was the runner-up in the long jump and third in the triple jump.

“What impresses me about Micah is his ability to stay neutral,” Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Vincent Walker said. “All of us who know him like to joke that when he’s not competing, he’s right there at camp with his headphones on, sleeping and resting up for those big jumps. His ability to stay neutral regardless of whether it’s a good day or bad day is a really cool character trait.”


Seniors Evan Walda (Fort Wayne, Ind. / South Side) and Simeon Ehm (Castle Rock, Colo. / Heritage) lead the Valpo men in the distance, while senior Grace Aurand (Highland, Ind. / Highland) is at the forefront of the women’s distance group.

In his final tune-up prior to the MVC Championships, Walda added to his list of program records by shattering the previous mark in the outdoor 5,000 at the GVSU Extra Weekend with a time of 14:14.43, placing third in a 79-runner field. He broke a record that had stood since 2003. Ehm also PR’d at GVSU and boasted the program’s third-best all-time performance in that event.

“Evan is such a determined guy,” Walker said. “Last year he had some big breakout performances late in the season, but it wasn’t enough for him and we talked about what we could do over the summer to accomplish some of those big goals. He scored in the 10K last year at outdoor conference, but he wants to be on the podium. He wants to win a title. That’s not something you can coach; you can’t put desire in someone. It’s been exciting to see all of his hard work stack up. He’s someone to keep your eye on as we go into the outdoor championships, because he’s coming full force and ready to put The Valley on warning.”

The distance group has an interesting blend of youth and experience, and Walker pointed toward freshman Noah Meacham (Tulsa, Okla. / Broken Arrow) as one of the young runners to watch.

“You can’t overlook Simeon either,” Walker said. “It’s been fun to see all of the success that Evan’s had, but Simeon is someone who has been right there with him the whole way. I think those two guys feed off each other in a really friendly way. It’s easy to get caught up in the inner competition, but the way they’ve handled it has led to a lot of their success.”


Senior Tori Gerhardt (Westville, Ind. / Chesterton) has been a stalwart in the women’s throws throughout her career. She currently owns the team’s best outdoor marks in the shot put (11.87m) and discus (37.70m).

“The throws group is one of the most exciting parts of our team right now,” Walker said. “Tori is coming off a great indoor season. She was one of our first female athletes to score in the indoor championships in quite some time. She had good success in the weight, but sees herself as a hammer thrower and knows the hammer is her best event. She’s been training really well and should be right where we want her for the championship.”

On the men’s side, local products Will Rinker (Valparaiso, Ind. / Chesterton) and Nate Smith (Lake Station, Ind. / Lake Station) have been among the top performers in the throws.

“Seeing Will’s growth in the last year has been huge,” Walker said. “He’s a guy who I see coming in and out of the office all the time, going back and forth to the weight room in addition to practicing his throws and doing all the technical stuff. He’s certainly put in the hard work and earned the success that he’s had. With Nate in his first year of collegiate track, he’s throwing the implements farther at the collegiate level than he was in high school, and those weights are a little bit lighter. For him to already hit that benchmark in his first year is very exciting.”

But perhaps the best story in terms of Valpo throwers comes from junior Ethan Litavecz (Highland, Ind. / Highland). He most recently placed second in the javelin at the Sycamore Open on April 27 and owns a PR of 55.77m this season.

“When I got here, Ethan was a decathlete doing his first decathlon,” Walker said. “He ended up getting injured last fall, tore his ACL and we knew that doing 10 events may not be the best route. He had some success in the javelin and decided to go all in on that, and he had almost a 10-meter PR from when he first threw the javelin in the decathlon his freshman year to now. He’s put himself in a podium spot. Some of his biggest throws this year have been either fouls or strong winds that took the javelin a different way, so he’s a guy who is certainly trying to reach for a title. He’s not content with top three; he wants to get to that first or second spot.”


A young group of sprinters features freshmen Juliana Ferrara (Fox River Grove, Ill. / Cary-Grove) and Taylor Pusateri (Portage, Ind. / Portage) among the standouts on the women’s side.

“Juliana was a great distance runner in high school, and I tried to get her to run cross country, but she said she really enjoys the long sprints and she’s done some of the shorter sprints as well,” Walker said. “It seems like every time she’s on the track, it’s PR after PR after PR. With that young group, I look forward to seeing where they go especially as we continue to develop them and bring in strong recruits as well.”

On the men’s side, sophomore Tim Whitelaw (Park Ridge, Ill. / Maine South) has made the most of a unique journey to collegiate track & field and owns team-best times of 10.79 in the 100 and 22.16 in the 200.

“Tim has never run track in his life,” Walker said. “He was a football manager for a while and saw us out practicing and said, ‘Hey, I kind of think I could do that.’ As a coach you hear that and you’re like, ‘OK, bud, this isn’t as easy as it looks,’ but to his credit, he has made it look easy. To be able to run a 10.79 as someone with no running background is great. I have to take my hat off to (associate head coach James Overbo). He’s the first track coach that Tim has had, so all of the habits that he’s formed have been what we expect at the collegiate level. He hasn’t had an opportunity to form bad habits, and every time he steps on the track, he’s having fun with it. It’s been really cool to see.”


MARION, Ill – On the heels of the GLVC Tournament, the UIndy baseball team took home six GLVC honors at the pre-tournament banquet, with the highlight being Head Coach Al Ready’s first-career GLVC Coach of the Year honor.

Alongside Ready, he was joined by two first teamers, two second teamers and one GLVC honorable mention.

For the first team it was the pitching staff that shined as redshirt-sophomore starting pitcher Diego Cardenas and graduate-student reliever E.J. White appeared upon the list.

For Cardenas, it was nothing short of a stellar season, ending the year with a 3.19 ERA, landing him third in the conference. Alongside that, he registered the second-best batting average against of all qualified pitchers with a .228. In his nine starts this season, Cardenas allowed just 44 hits and 22 runs, both of which were top of the conference.

White’s year picked up right where he left off in 2023, with dominance as the Greyhounds closer. The tricky sidearmer finished first in the Greyhounds bullpen in innings pitched, tossing 32 & 2/3 frames to a tune of a 4.13 ERA. But it was in the clutch where White thrived, leading the GLVC in saves with 10.

Gracing the second team is Cole Hampton and Caleb Vaughn who both caught fire as the Hounds entered conference play. Both players were within .002 of each other in batting average, with Hampton coming in a .333 while CV arrived at .331.

The power stroke for the Hounds third baseman showed itself late but picked up major steam as he blasted seven homers this year with a team leading 18 doubles, a mark that landed him fourth in the GLVC. For the on-base percentage lovers, Hampton also led the conference in hit by pitch, sitting at 21 on the year, approaching the single season record as the Hounds look to make a deep playoff push.

Vaughn was not far off that first mark, hitting six balls out of the park. Despite missing time, his stolen base prowess continued to shine as he swiped 19 bags up to this point.

The lone honorable mention for the Hounds comes as the shortstop position as Easton Good takes home the honor. Playing at a stacked position that included the GLVC Player of the Year, the honorable mention comes with high praise as Good finished the year third in runs scored, seventh in hits and first in stolen bases within the conference. The Hounds everyday leadoff bat did everything you could ask for out of that spot, leading the team with a .358 batting average with a team leading 1.062 OPS.


The Greyhounds begin their hunt for their seventh GLVC Championship as they enter the tournament as the No. 1-seed. With that seed they face an incredibly familiar foe in the Lewis Flyers in the first-round tomorrow, Wednesday May 8 in Marion, Ill. The Hounds and Flyers play closer for day one of the tournament, starting at 8:30 p.m. ET.

The Hounds and Flyers recently split a four-game set in Romeoville, with the finale on the Flyers’ Senior Day coming with a little bit of Cardiac Canines flair as the Hounds came back from a seven-run deficit to capture victory. Both teams met in the first round of last year’s bracket as the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds with the Hounds getting the best of then pitcher of the year Jake Karaba to send them to the next round.

Live streaming can be found on GLVCSN.com, the GLVCSN iOS and Android mobile apps, as well as the GLVCSN OTT apps on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. When tuning in, fans can choose between an all-tournament pass for $35 or pay $10 per game.


CARMEL, Ind. – The UIndy women’s golf team remained in second place at the NCAA DII East Regional Tuesday, positioning itself in an advancing spot heading into the final round.

Held at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., the 15-team, 81-golfer tournament concludes tomorrow with the third and final round. The top five teams after 54 holes, along with the top two individuals not on an advancing team will move on to the 2024 DII Women’s Golf Championships May 21-25 at Orange County National Golf Center in Orlando, Fla.

Tee times for Tuesday are again scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. ET, with the Hounds teeing off starting at 10 a.m. Live results will be available here.


Substituted into the lineup Tuesday morning, sophomore Ava Ray made the most of her opportunity. The Franklin, Ind., native fired a team-low 72 to help the Hounds stay close to team-leader Findlay, who will enter the final round with just a three-stroke edge over UIndy. The Greyhounds, meanwhile, are 15 strokes ahead of third-place Ashland, and 27 strokes clear of fifth—the final advancing spot.

Junior Anci Dy forced her way into the top five, as her two-day score of +7 is good for a share of fourth place. She racked up 15 pars in round two to help her vault seven spots up the leaderboard.

Three more Hounds will enter the final round in the top 20. Freshman Jess Haines (+8) sits in a four-way tie for seventh place, while fellow-rookie Caroline Whallon (+11) is T-18. Senior Matilda Cederholm (+12) is tied for 20th.


The Hounds were well positioned after Monday’s opening round. With four student-athletes in the top 11, the Greyhounds combined for an even 300—a single stroke back of team-leader Findlay and eight ahead of third-place Ashland.

Senior Matilda Cederholm topped the team with a one-over 73 to finish play in fourth place—three back of leader Brook Herbstreit (-2) of Saginaw Valley. Cederholm carded five birdies on the day, including one on the par-5 18th to finish the round.

Freshman Jess Haines (+3) sits at T-8, while junior Anci Dy and freshman Caroline Whallon share 11th at +4. Sophomore Macey Brown (+10) rounded out at the team scoring at T-47.


JACKSON, Mich. – The Crossroads League announced its 2024 Women’s Outdoor Track and Field All-League Team and Coach-of-the-Year honors on Monday, following Marian’s fourth-straight team title.

The Knights had 12 All-Crossroads League performances from 10 different events and claimed victory in five of the 22 events at the meet. Katie Woods was one of the standouts for Marian with a win in the 1,500 and a runner-up finish in the 800, while MU’s Michael Holman was once again named the Crossroads League Coach of the Year.

The All-Crossroads League honors are awarded to any individual or relay that finished among the top-three in an event. The Crossroads League Coach-of-the-Year honor is voted on by the league’s track and field head coaches.

2024 Crossroads League Coach of the Year

Michael Holman, Marian

2024 All-Crossroads League Performers


Janae Bailey


Taylor Thomas

Hanna Reuter


Katie Woods


Katie Woods

4×400 Relay

Janae Bailey/ Adrianna Boyd/ Taylor Thomas/ Hanna Reuter

4×800 Relay

Adrianna Boyd /Nora Steele /Katie Woods /Taylor Thomas

High Jump

Brooke Coffman

Triple Jump

Nina Marinkovic

Shot Put

Arriana Benjamin


Arriana Benjamin

Keeley Hughes

JACKSON, Mich. – The Crossroads League announced its 2024 Men’s Outdoor Track and Field All-League Team and Coach-of-the-Year honors on Monday, just days after Marian took its fourth-straight title and eighth in the past nine years.

The Knights produced 24 All-Crossroads League performances from 14 different events and claimed victory in 10 of the 22 events at the meet. Isaiah Tipping was one of the many bright spots in the dominant showing for MU, winning the discus and hammer, while taking third in the shot put. Marian’s Michael Holman was also once again voted the Crossroads League Coach of the Year.

The All-Crossroads League honors are awarded to any individual or relay that finished among the top-three in an event. The Crossroads League Coach-of-the-Year honor is voted on by the league’s head track and field coaches.

2024 Crossroads League Coach of the Year

Michael Holman

2024 All-Crossroads League Performers


Jeremiah Brown

Manny Manneh


Olivier Lifrange

Jeremiah Brown


Eric Materna

Eli Givens

Olivier Lifrange


Tristan Trevino

4×100 Relay

Jeremiah Brown/ Olivier Lifrange/ Manny Manneh/ Armani Glass

4×400 Relay

Gideon Brimmage/ Richard Dube/ Eli Givens/ Eric Materna

4×800 Relay

Mason Piatt/ Owen Pittman/ Andrew McDade/ Tristan Trevino

High Jump

Gunner Kovach

Long Jump

Armani Glass

Triple Jump

Van Lian

Armani Glass

Jordan Pohl

Shot Put

Jacob Netral

Christian Rios

Isaiah Tipping


Isaiah Tipping

Christian Rios


Isaiah Tipping

Christian Rios


Felipe Mentz


Jackson, Mich. – On Tuesday the Crossroads League announced the 2024 All-CL Baseball Honors, following the conclusion of the league tournament Monday evening. Marian recorded three All-Crossroads League honors, finishing sixth in the league in the regular season and third in the league tournament.

Marian’s three honors came from Rylan Huntley earning First Team All-Crossroads League shortstop honors, Josh Lamb earning Second Team All-Crossroads League Utility Player, and Johnny Roeder’s Gold Glove Team honor.

Taylor’s Mason David and Gabel Pentecost were named the Crossroads League Player and Pitcher of the Year, while Taylor skipper Kyle Gould was the CL Coach of the Year. RJ Anglin of Huntington and Brady Lester of Mt. Vernon Nazarene shared the CL Newcomer of the Year honor, capping the major awards for the Crossroads League.

Rylan Huntley was named to his first All-Crossroads League team, as he earned All-CL First Team as a senior. The team’s shortstop appeared in 51 of the team’s 52 games, starting all 51 while leading the team in batting with a .389 mark. Huntley ended the season with 75 hits and 39 RBI, scoring 36 times. The senior had 12 extra base hits which includes seven doubles and a home run in the conference tournament, and on the base paths the speedster was a menace swiping 29 bases. In the field, Huntley made 171 outs, assisting on 127 putouts to hold a .919 fielding percentage.

Josh Lamb earned All-Crossroads League Second Team Utility Player, earning his first career honor from the league. Lamb held the team’s second-best batting average for the season with a .381 clip, playing in 40 games. Lamb saw time as a catcher, third baseman, and designated hitter throughout the season, and led the team in hitting for stretches of the year. The utility man ended the season with 53 hits, four doubles, 22 RBI, and five stolen bases. Lamb scored 27 times and held a .453 on-base percentage.

Johnny Roeder earned All-Crossroads League Gold Glove honors, taking the honor for left field. Marian’s sophomore outfielder took a step up as a full-time starter in 2024, as he was one of three players to start and play in every game for the Knights. Roeder batted .301 on the season and recorded 39 RBI, defensively holding a .987 fielding percentage on the season. The sophomore recorded 74 putouts in 75 chances, and committed just one error on the season. The speed and strong arm of Roeder also limited teams on extra base hit opportunities throughout the year.

Marian ended the 2024 season finishing third in the Crossroads League Tournament, carrying an overall record of 25-27.


Laconia, Ind. – After a historic first day at the Crossroads League Championships, the Marian men’s golf team completed their Crossroads League record score as they won the 2024 title. Marian’s championship is their second consecutive, and automatically qualifies Marian for the 2024 NAIA Championships. The Knights’ Lane Zedrick was the individual medalist.

Marian ended Monday night with a 545 team score, leading the field by 32 strokes after 36 holes. On the final day Marian went five-under par and recorded a 283 team score, ending their championship with a three-round total of 828. Marian’s score for the three-rounds gives them a new CL Championship record, while establishing a new 54-hole record. Marian’s previous record was set earlier this season, and breaks the mark by 33 shots.

Taylor finished second behind the Knights with an 861 total, while Indiana Wesleyan placed third. Huntington took fourth, and Grace, Bethel, and St. Francis all tied for fifth place. Spring Arbor and Mount Vernon completed the nine-team field.

Battling through wind on the final day of the championship, Marian’s Lane Zedrick moved from second to first on the leaderboard, firing a 70 on his final 18 holes to capture the individual medalist honor. Zedrick gives Marian three consecutive individual championships, completing the three-year Knight sweep started by Jay Williams in 2022, and continued by Brandon Heffner in 2023.

Heffner played strong on Tuesday, carding a team-best 68 in the final round, moving into the runner-up position. Heffner ended the round with a total of 207, and tied for the runner-up position with teammate Augie Mann. Mann fired a 73 in the final round to finish the tournament nine-under.

Joining Mann and Heffner on the All-Tournament team was Weston Ogden, who tied for fourth with a score of 211 for three rounds. Ogden finished the championship with a score of 211. Nolan Potter completed the lineup, earning a top-10 finish as he placed ninth overall. Potter shot a 72 on the final day, totaling a 214 overall.

The Knights will advance to the NAIA Championships, held May 21-24 in Dalton, Georgia. The official field announcement will be made later this week, and the tee times will be released the week of May 13.


Jackson, Mich. – Four days after the Marian softball team captured their second consecutive Crossroads League Championship, the Crossroads League announced the 2024 All-CL Teams and special honors. Marian earned a league-best 14 All-CL honors, with Olivia Stunkel, Abbey Hofmann, and coach Scott Fleming headlining the group as the league’s respective Pitcher, Newcomer, and Coach of the Year.

Olivia Stunkel headlines the Knights All-CL haul, as the junior was named the Crossroads League Pitcher of the Year for a third consecutive season. Stunkel joins pitching coach Breena Smith as the only Marian players to earn three consecutive Pitcher of the Year honors, as she has dominated to this point in the season, carrying a 26.2 overall record. Stunkel has an ERA of 1.42, and has thrown 14 complete games and 10 shutouts, logging 157.1 innings from the circle. Stunkel has allowed just 32 earned runs on the season and is limiting foes to a .190 batting average, striking out 124 batters this year. Against the Crossroads League, Stunkel had 17 wins and one save, and allowed just 19 earned runs in league play.

Abbey Hofmann became the seventh Marian Knight to earn the Crossroads League Newcomer of the Year honor, and is the first to do so since Shelbie Stotts won the award in 2019. Hofmann enters the NAIA Tournament with a .370 batting average, blasting 54 hits and 31 RBI. The freshman outfielder carries a .990 fielding percentage, while slugging .493 with 13 total extra base hits. Hofmann has also shown her speed on the base paths, going a perfect 23-of-23 on stolen base attempts. Hofmann was named to the All-CL First Team in addition to her Newcomer of the Year honor.

Earning All-CL First Team and Gold Glove honors for Marian were Savannah Harweger and Grace Meyer, as the team’s shortstop and catcher combine for four of the 14 honors. Harweger was tabbed as the No. 3 overall player in the league this year, and is continuing her historic career into the NAIA Tournament with a .489 batting average on the year. Harweger has 90 hits and has scored 67 times, recording 49 RBI and 11 extra base hits, while adding 36 stolen bases. Defensively, Harweger has had 177 chances, making 69 putouts and 93 assists. Meyer has been perfect defensively behind the plate this year in 150 opportunities, while at the plate the junior is having a career year with a .403 batting average. Meyer has doubled 17 times and collected 31 RBI, scoring 38 times in 139 at bats.

Also making the All-CL First Team were Abby Madere and Sierra Norman. The pair of sluggers have put up strong numbers this year, with Madere owning a school record for single season doubles. Madere is batting .410 on the year, doubling 23 times in her 77 total hits. The right fielder has collected 74 RBI, a mark that leads the NAIA, and has scored 57 times. Norman is batting .378 entering the final stretch of her career, as the first baseman lead the team with eight home runs while driving in 56 runs. Norman has a slugging mark of .603 on the season.

Anna Pritchett was named to both the Honorable Mention All-Crossroads League Team, as well as the Gold Glove Team, as the sophomore center fielder has played a key role for the Knights this season. Pritchett is currently batting at a career-best .390, recording 39 hits with five RBI. Pritchett has nine stolen bases on the year, and when flashing the leather has made 84 defensive outs, holding a perfect fielding percentage.

Hayley Greene rounds out the Marian honors, as the third baseman was named to the Gold Glove Team. Greene was a wall for Marian at third base this season, making 40 putouts and 81 assists. At the plate, the junior is batting .281 with five doubles and two home runs.

Completing Marian’s All-Crossroads League haul is head coach Scott Fleming, who was once again named the Coach of the Year. Fleming has led Marian to a 44-10 overall record, as the Knights prepare to compete in the NAIA Opening Round. Under Fleming’s watch, Marian won their second consecutive Crossroads League Regular Season and Tournament Championship, having led Marian to eight titles in 10 complete seasons.

Marian will learn their opponents in the NAIA Opening Round later today. Catch the NAIA Selection Show on their YouTube Channel at 5:00 p.m. ET.


Pat Knight, the son of the late Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight, is expected to be named the next men’s basketball coach at Marian, On3 reported.

Marian, an NAIA program in Indianapolis, has been looking for a new coach since Scott Heady resigned April 3 after he was hired as head coach at the University of Indianapolis.

And the school — with the apt nickname of the Knights — apparently found that replacement in Knight.

The 53-year-old previously led Texas Tech (2007-11) to a 50-61 record, succeeding his father, who abruptly retired in the 2007-08 season. Pat Knight later coached Lamar (2011-14) to a 29-62 record. Since leaving Lamar, he has been a scout for the Indiana Pacers.

The athletic director at Marian, Steve Downing, has deep ties to the Knight family. As a senior, he played on Bob Knight’s 1972-73 Indiana team that lost to UCLA in one semifinal of the NCAA Tournament. He went on to serve in high-ranking positions in the athletic departments of both Indiana and Texas Tech.

Bob Knight, who coached Army (1965-71), Indiana (1971-2000) and Texas Tech (2000-08) and won three NCAA championships with the Hoosiers, died last November at age 83.


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10 – 17 – 32 – 4 – 22

May 8, 1878 – Paul Hines made the very first recorded triple play in professional baseball as a member of the Providence Rhode Islanders. In the eighth inning against the Boston Red Caps that day, Jack Burdock of Boston hit a fly ball towards left center that the shortstop, Tom Carey, was unable to reach. The Center Fielder, Hines, caught the fly ball on a full gallop towards the left field line and stepped on third base, getting the out on Jack Manning, who had been on third. It gets a little bit unclear fronm this point on though. The most widely accepted story is that Hines then threw to second to put out Ezra Sutton for the third out. However, Mr. Hines, as well as the retelling in the Providence Journal the following day, stated that both baserunners had been heading home, indicating that Sutton had rounded the bag as well. Paul Hines is a historic figure as he won the first triple crown in MLB history.

May 8, 1929 – New York Giants ace, Carl Hubbell, Number 10 tossed a no-hit shutout against the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-0 at the Polo Grounds in New York City.

May 8, 1935 – Cincinnati Reds star Ernie Lombardi, Number 17 unbelievably doubled in 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th innings to help outscore the Philadelphia Phillies by the score of 15-4.


Football History Headlines for May 8

May 8, 1894 – Rules convention at the NYC Athletic Club instituted a rudimentary rule for fair catch interference on a kick play. A portion of this rule required the person fielding and signaling the fair catch to mark the “spot” of the fair catch by marking it with the back of his heel indenting the turf, after waving one hand over head and catching the untouched kick or punt.

The Newspapers.com Football History Headline of the day is from the Spokesman-Review from Spokane, Washington which read: ‘COY THE GREATEST FOOTBALL PLAYER.”

May 8, 1910 – Walter Eckersly writes the Greatest Football Player of All Time article. The article starts off by giving creed and credential to Walter Eckersall. Eckersall was selected three consecutive years by Walter Camp to be what is the equivalent of First Team All-America and even made Camp’s All-Time All-American team as the QB! The brilliant quarterback played of course for Coach Amos Alonzo Stagg at the University of Chicago and all of this definitely qualified Eckersall for the task of determining the greatest player of all time, for at least the first 30 years of American football.

Eckersall chose Ted Coy from Yale for this honor. Coy, Eckersall exclaims, “possessed superhuman endurance, who more than any other man was responsible for Yale’s football triumphs in the last three years…who by his clean playing and true college sportsmanship on and off the field which has done much to elevate the popular college sport belongs the honor of being the greatest football player of all time.” We will examine the career of Mr. Coy more closely in a few weeks on his May 23 birthday edition of the Football History Headlines.

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May 8, 2001 – U.S. Patent 6,229,550 is granted for Blending a Graphic to create the yellow line on TV for line to gain,  The yellow first-down line. Since the late 1990s, the virtual yellow line has been quietly enhancing football broadcasts by giving viewers a live, intuitive guide to where the line to gain is even when the sticks are nowhere in view. The graphic is engineered to appear painted on the field, rather than simply plopped on top of the players. The line debuted during a September 27, 1998, game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals. It was developed by a company called Sportvision Inc. and operated by six people in a 48-foot semi-truck parked outside the stadium. ESPN was the only network that immediately agreed to pay the steep price of $25,000 per game. Before long, other companies began offering the yellow line to the other networks, and now you won’t see a football game without it according to Vox.com .

Sportsvision had developed this technology from their failed “blue halo” experiment in NHL Hockey in 1996 called FoxTrax, according to an article on MentalFloss.com. The article goes on to say FoxTrax employed a system of cameras and sensors around a hockey rink to place a little blue halo around the puck. FoxTrax wasn’t a great fit for NHL broadcasts: Hockey purists hated the intrusion into their game, and casual fans didn’t flock to hockey just because the puck was suddenly easier to follow. However, the system inspired producers to think of new ways to insert computerized images into live sports broadcasts. The idea of using a line to mark the first down in football was a natural extension so they rolled it out in that aforementioned Bengals/Ravens game. A rival company Princeton Video Image, rolled  out its Yellow Down Line system during a Steelers-Lions broadcast on CBS later that same season. Sportvision is still operating, but interestingly enough ESPN, Sportsvision’s initial partner acquired all of rivala PVI’s intellectual property in December 2010.

Ok what is the “magic” of this mystery line anyway? Mental Floss again has the answer stating that, “Long before the game begins, technicians make a digital 3D model of the field, including all of the yard lines. While a football field may look flat to the naked eye, it’s actually subtly curved with a crown in the middle to help rainwater flow away. Each field has its own unique contours, so before the season begins, broadcasters need to get a 3D model of each stadium’s field.” Each broadcast camera is equipped with special sensors that are constantly syncing its location along with the zoom, tilt and pan of the camera shot with the 3D model of the field’s unique minute landmarks and voila! A computer generated line is slipped into any camera view you see. And we enjoy that high tech digital line without even really thinking about it.

May 8, 2010 – Last piece of Yankee Stadium falls in the Bronx, New York, marking the end of the two year demolition process. Almost 88 years to the day from the start of its construction on May 5, 1922 the cycle of the House that Ruth Built has its last remnant removed. It had many baseball memories and historic moments but as we discussed in the May 5 edition of the Football History Headlines it also was the venue for some awesome gridiron moments as well.

May 8, 2014 – South Carolina’s outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney was the first pick by the Houston Texans in the 2014 NFL Draft. This is really a pretty amazing draft., so much so we shared the top 16 picks compliments of Pro Football Reference website. Check out these names of NFL stars.

Pick    Tm    Player    Pos    College/Univ

1    HOU    Jadeveon Clowney    DE    South Carolina

2    STL    Greg Robinson    T    Auburn

3    JAX    Blake Bortles    QB    Central Florida

4    BUF    Sammy Watkins    WR    Clemson

5    OAK    Khalil Mack    LB    Buffalo

6    ATL    Jake Matthews    T    Texas A&M

7    TAM    Mike Evans    WR    Texas A&M

8    CLE    Justin Gilbert    DB    Oklahoma St.

9    MIN    Anthony Barr    LB    UCLA

10    DET    Eric Ebron    TE    North Carolina

11    TEN    Taylor Lewan    T    Michigan

12    NYG    Odell Beckham Jr.    WR    LSU

13    STL    Aaron Donald    DT    Pittsburgh

14    CHI    Kyle Fuller    DB    Virginia Tech

15    PIT    Ryan Shazier    LB    Ohio St.

16    DAL    Zack Martin    G    Notre Dame

Hall of Fame Birthdays for May 8

May 8, 1930 – Humboltd, Tennessee – Doug Atkins the Tennessee tackle of 1950-1952, was born.  Atkins collegiate football records are celebrated in the College Football Hall of Fame after his induction in 1985. The Cleveland Browns selected Doug in the 1953 NFL Draft with their first round pick to play defensive end for them. After just two seasons the Chicago Bears traded with the Browns to get the rights to Doug and enjoyed a 17 year NFL career. Doug Atkins was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1982.

May 8, 1957 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Bill Cowher the North Carolina State defender who played a bit in the Pros was born.  At the age of 34 years old he took over the reigns of the Pittsburgh Steelers from legend Chuck Noll and his career was capped by 21-10 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL. The Pro Football Hall of Fame gave Coach Bill Cowher the honor of enshrinement into their Canton, Ohio Museum in 2020.

May 8, 1959 – Albuquerque, New Mexico – Ronnie Lott who was Southern California’s coveted Defensive Back in the seasons of 1977 to 1980, celebrates his date of birth. The College Football Hall of Fame proudly placed a display in honor of Ronnie Lott into their legendary museum in 2002. The San Francisco 49ers used their first round selection in the 1981 NFL Draft to bring Lott to their franchise. In 2000 Ronnie Lott  was enshrined at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


May 8

1906 — Philadelphia manager Connie Mack needed a substitute outfielder in the sixth inning of a game against Boston and called on pitcher Chief Bender. Bender hit two home runs, both inside the park.

1907 — Boston’s Big Jeff Pfeffer threw a no-hitter to give the Braves a 6-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in Boston.

1929 — Carl Hubbell of the New York Giants pitched a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the first by a left-hander in the majors in 13 seasons.

1935 — In the first game of a doubleheader, Ernie Lombardi of the Cincinnati Reds hit four doubles in consecutive innings (sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth) off four different Phillies pitchers. Lombardi also singled to send the Reds past Philadelphia 15-4.

1946 — Boston shortstop Johnny Pesky scored six times, an American League record, in a 14-10 win over the White Sox. Pesky, who was 4-for-5 with a walk and two RBIs, matched Mel Ott’s National League mark for runs scored in a game.

1963 — A Stan Musial home run against the Dodgers gives him 1,357 extra-base hits, surpassing Babe Ruth’s major league record. He will get 20 more; his record will later be broken by Hank Aaron.

1963 — Pirates LF Willie Stargell’s first major league homer and Cubs P Bob Buhl’s first major league hit in 88 at-bats highlight a 9-5 Chicago win over Pittsburgh.

1966 — Frank Robinson became the only player to hit a home run out of Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium. The shot over the left-field wall came off Cleveland right-hander Luis Tiant. The Orioles won 8-3.

1966 — The St. Louis Cardinals closed old Busch Stadium with a 10-5 loss to the San Francisco Giants.

1966 — Orioles outfielder Frank Robinson hits the only ball ever completely out of Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium. The shot clears the left-field single-deck grandstand’s rear wall, 451-feet away, going an estimated 541 feet.

1968 — Jim “Catfish” Hunter of the Oakland A’s pitched a perfect game to beat the Minnesota Twins 4-0.

1983 — Darryl Strawberry gets his first major league hit, a single that scores Danny Heep, in a 10-5 Mets win over the Reds.

1984 — Minnesota’s Kirby Puckett had four singles in his first major league game, and the Twins beat the California Angels 5-0.

1994 — Danny Tartabull, Mike Stanley and Gerald Williams hit back-to-back-to-back home runs for the Yankees in the 6th inning of New York’s 8-4 win over Boston.

1994 — The Colorado Silver Bullets, the first women’s team to play a pro men’s team, lost 19-0 to the Northern League All-Stars. Leon Durham hit two homers and Oil Can Boyd started for the All-Stars. The Silver Bullets had two hits, struck out 16 times and made six errors.

1998 — Cardinals 1B Mark McGwire hits his 400th career home run in a 9-2 loss to the Mets. He is the 27th player to reach 400, and does so in fewer at bats than anyone in history, 4,726. Babe Ruth had taken 127 more at-bats, having held the old record.

2000 — Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals hits his 12th home run of the season, against the San Francisco Giants. The homer ties “Big Mac” with Jimmie Foxx for ninth place on the all-time list with 534 career homers. McGwire needs just two taters to catch number eight on the list, Mickey Mantle, at 536.

2001 — Randy Johnson became the third pitcher to strike out 20 in nine innings, but didn’t finish the game in which the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Cincinnati 4-3 in 11 innings. Johnson, the first left-hander to strike out 20, missed a chance to join Roger Clemens and Kerry Wood as the record-holders for a nine-inning game because Arizona could not finish off the Reds in regulation.

2001 — The Devil Rays edge the Orioles, 4-3, as Tampa Bay’s Fred McGriff joins Mark McGwire, Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds, Eddie Murray and Reggie Jackson as the only players to homer off 300 different pitchers in their career.

2009 — In his first game of the season after missing six weeks because of hip surgery, Alex Rodriguez hits the first pitch he sees from Baltimore’s Jeremy Guthrie for a three-run home run in a 4-0 Yankees win that ends a five-game losing streak. CC Sabathia pitches a four-hit shutout in his best performance since signing a huge free agent contract over the winter.

2010 — Jody Gerut hit for the cycle and drove in four runs, and the Milwaukee Brewers pounded the Arizona Diamondbacks 17-3. Gerut hit a solo home run in the second inning, singled in the third, drove in a run with a triple in the fifth and added a two-run double in the ninth.

2012 — Josh Hamilton became the 16th player to hit four home runs in a game. His four two-run drives came against three different pitchers, carrying the Texas Rangers to a 10-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

2015 — Bryce Harper hit two more home runs, giving him five in two games, and Danny Espinosa also connected twice to power the Washington Nationals to a 9-2 win over the Atlanta Braves. The 22-year-old Harper became the youngest in major league history to hit five homers in two games.

2018 — James Paxton of the Mariners becomes only the second-ever Canadian-born pitcher to throw a no-hitter, after Dick Fowler in 1945, turning the trick against the Blue Jays in a 5-0 win.


Off the field…

Lady Diana, the Princess of Wales, and her male companion Dodi Fayed died in a fatal car accident near the River Seine in Paris France. As a fitting tribute at Diana’s funeral Sir Elton John sang “Goodbye England’s Rose,” a reworking of the tune “Candle In the Wind” which he had written earlier about Marilyn Monroe.

Convicted domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh was sentenced to death for the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building. The former U.S. soldier and Gulf War veteran had turned anti-government in response to the controversial ATF raids at Waco Texas and Ruby Ridge.

Scottish scientists announced that they had successfully cloned the first mammal, a sheep named Dolly, igniting a global debate over the advancement of cell research and the moral dilemmas of creating “artificial” life.

In the American League…

In Milwaukee, the Cleveland Indians connected for eight home runs against the Brewers, setting a franchise record, on the way to an 11-4 victory. Matt Williams homered three times, David Justice hit two and Sandy Alomar, Manny Ramirez and Chad Curtis added one apiece. The hometeam answered back with three of their own by Dave Nilsson, Jeromy Burnitz and John Jaha tying a Major League record for most round-trippers in a regulation game.

The Toronto Blue Jays hosted the Montreal Expos in an “all Canadian affair”, as part of the new inter-league schedule, marking the first time since World War II that the U.S. National Anthem was not heard before a Major League ball game.

New York Yankee David Wells took the mound against the Cleveland Indians apparently wearing a hat that belonged to the late Babe Ruth. The eccentric pitcher was reported as paying $35,000 for the Bambino’s cap and wore the heirloom for — an inning in which he surrendered no hits. After manager Joe Torre ordered him to remove the hat, in compliance with Major League uniform regulations, the lefthander was shelled for eight hits and four runs en route to 12-8 loss.

In the National League…

Deion Sanders, of the Cincinnati Reds; was reprimanded by National League Vice President Katy Feeney for altering his uniform as a tribute to Jackie Robinson. Sanders wore his pants at knee length and trimmed the sleeves off of his jersey after seeing a photograph of the late Brooklyn Dodger on a Wheaties box. The following day his teammates mimicked his alterations circumventing the league official’s decree by promoting team uniformity.

The Colorado Rockies’ Andres Galarraga launched a 529-foot grand slam off of the Florida Marlins’ Kevin Brown for what is considered to be one of the longest homeruns ever; second only to Mickey Mantle’s 565-foot tape-measure blast.

The Florida Marlins became the first expansion team to win the World Series after only five years of existence. Although the victory was over the American League powerhouse Cleveland Indians, most fans did not grant the Marlins the respect they deserved citing the team’s $89 million dollar payroll as the determining factor. The accusations eventually proved true as the financially strapped owners were forced to dismantle the majority of the franchise in the post-season expansion draft.

Around the League…

In the 50th anniversary year of Jackie Robinson’s debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, a special commemorative baseball was issued to every team for use in their opener. Throughout the season many tributes were held to honor Robinson who’s number 42 was permanently retired by all Major League teams.

Curt Flood, the player whose lawsuit changed the business of baseball forever and resulted in free agency, died of cancer on January 20th. Earlier in the year, Congressman John Conyers paid tribute to the former Red, Cardinal and Senator by using his number 21 on the proposed bill that was intended to remove baseball’s antitrust exemption.

The novel concept of inter-league play proved a success as attendance for those games went up 35 percent with records set in Chicago, New York and Seattle. Cumulatively, the 84 American vs. National League match-ups attracted almost three million fans with the A.L. winning forty-eight games and the N.L. topping thirty-six.

Ila Borders became the first female pitcher in history to start a Minor League baseball game as the Duluth-Superior Dukes challenged the Sioux Falls Canaries in the Northern League. Borders was credited with two strikeouts while surrendering five hits, three runs and two walks in the 8-3 loss.


They began modestly enough as the New York Highlanders in 1903, owned by a couple of New York bartenders who laid out $18,000 to buy the Baltimore franchise and bring it north.

For their first 18 years in New York the Highlanders (they became the Yankees in 1913) seriously challenged for a pennant only once, in 1904 when star pitcher Jack Chesbro set a modern day record with 41 victories, completing a staggering 48 games and posting an ERA of 1.82.

Some great players passed through New York in those years, including Wee Willie Keeler, Hal Chase, Roger Peckinpaugh and Frank Baker, but the Yankees were always also-rans.

That all changed in 1920. The Yankees completed the famous deal to buy Babe Ruth from the Red Sox and also brought along some of Ruth’s more talented teammates, including third baseman Joe Dugan and pitchers Carl Mays, Waite Hoyt, Herb Pennock and Bullet Joe Bush.

With Ruth and a solid pitching staff as the seedlings, a dynasty sprouted. Yankee manager Miller Huggins guided the team to its first three pennants in 1921-22-23. They played the New York Giants in all three Series, losing the first two and winning in 1923, the year they moved into Yankee Stadium.

In mid-decade the team added a strapping young first baseman named Lou Gehrig to give the Yankees an unprecedented 1-2 punch that along with supporting hitters Tony Lazzeri, Bob Meusel and Earle Combs came to be known as “Murderer’s Row.” They won consecutive pennants again in 1926-27-28, winning the latter two World Series in four game sweeps.

The 1927 team is considered by many baseball historians as the best of all time, with Ruth hitting his Olympian 60 home runs (more than any American League team hit that season) and Gehrig hitting 47. Gehrig had more runs batted in – 175 to 164. Huggins died suddenly in 1929 and the Yanks were derailed for a few years, returning to the Series and sweeping the Cubs in 1932 with new manager Joe McCarthy. Ruth was gone two years later. However, the Yankee machine would enter an era of dominance rarely matched in the game before or since.

The Yankees won four consecutive world championships from 1936-39, winning the pennant races by wide margins. They scored close to or more than 1,000 runs in each of the four seasons with a punishing batting order that consisted of Gehrig, Lazzeri, catcher Bill Dickey and a talented and charismatic new outfielder named Joe DiMaggio. DiMaggio played anything like a rookie in 1936, hitting .323 with 29 home runs and 125 runs batted in. In fact, DiMaggio was one of five Yanks to drive in more than 100 runs that year.

Although the Yankees lost Gehrig to the disease which claimed his life and now bears his name, they kept rolling. They won three more consecutive pennants in 1941-42-43. They defeated the Dodgers in 1941, and split the next two with the Cardinals. McCarthy resigned after three consecutive middle-of-the-pack finishes and Bucky Harris led the team to another championship in 1947, during which Yogi Berra made his debut.

After a disappointing 1948 season, the team surprised everyone by naming former National Leaguer Casey Stengel as manager. Stengel started out winning five consecutive world titles from 1949-53. Unlike their Bronx Bomber predecessors, this Yankee dynasty was fashioned around pitching; the trio of Vic Rashi, Allie Reynolds and Ed Lopat were the bedrock, joined in 1951 by a New York-born lefty named Whitey Ford.

This is not to say these teams did not have offense. There was still DiMaggio, and when he retired in 1951 Stengel oversaw the transition to Mickey Mantle in center field. Berra was winning three Most Valuable Player awards and a hard-nosed outfielder named Hank Bauer was the new team sparkplug.

With the exception of 1959, the Yankees were in every World Series from 1955 through 1964. They beat up on the Dodgers frequently (only losing to them in 1955 and 1963), and traded championships with Milwaukee in 1957 and 1958. By this time Mantle had reached the heights of a triple crown season in 1956 (.353, 52 home runs and 130 runs batted in).

The Yanks would lose the 1960 World Series despite outscoring Pittsburgh 55-27. Some of Stengel’s pitching decisions did not sit well with the front office and Stengel was gone shortly after Bill Mazeroski finished his triumphant trek around the bases in the bottom of the ninth in Game Seven.

The Yanks served notice that the Series upset and a new manager (Ralph Houk) would not derail them. They rewrote the record books in 1961 with Roger Maris hitting 61 home runs to beat Ruth’s single season record and Mantle clubbing 54. The team hit a record 240 (with no designated hitter), a record that stood until 1996. Whitey Ford won 25 games and led the Yanks to a five game win in the World Series. They won it all again in 1962 against the Giants and also won pennants in 1963-64.

However, suddenly the bottom fell out and the Yankees stopped winning. The veterans grew old, the farm system was dry and the fans were bored with the Yanks’ almost-inhumanly methodical winning. What the Yankees had accomplished to this point was staggering. Since the start of their dynastic run in 1921, they had won two-thirds of all the American League pennants and almost half of the world championships (20 in 43 years).

After a decade of wandering the wilderness of mediocrity, the team returned to the top, infused with new leadership and cash from George Steinbrenner, who bought the team in 1973. The Yankees again won three consecutive pennants in 1976-77-78. Catcher Thurman Munson hit over .300 and drove in more than 100 runs three consecutive years, but a loss to Cincinnati in the ’76 series prompted the team to sign free agent slugger Reggie Jackson. Jackson made a permanent name for himself in Yankee lore with his postseason heroics, especially in the 1977 World Series when he capped the Yanks victory with three homers in the decisive sixth game.

In 1978 the team erased a 14 game deficit to catch the division leading Red Sox, and then defeated them in a one-game playoff sparked by Bucky Dent’s three run homer and Jackson’s solo shot. The team subdued Kansas City and Los Angeles for another world championship.

The 1979 team was erratic and dispirited by the death of Munson in a plane crash on Aug. 2. The team rebounded in 1980 to win 103 games, but lost the American League Championship Series to Kansas City. They returned to the Series in the strike-shortened 1981 season, only to lose to the Dodgers in six games.

Through the rest of the decade the team hit a slow decline. Chaos in the front office resulted in a revolving door of managers, the bleeding of talent and a suspension of Steinbrenner for misconduct.

A rejuvenated farm system, astute trades and free agent signings built the team into a wild card winner in 1995, but a loss in the divisional playoffs to Seattle cost manager Buck Showalter his job and brought the dawning of the Joe Torre era.

Torre led the Yankees to the postseason in 12 of his 13 seasons at the helm. He departed after the 2007 season following a salary squabble with management to manage the Dodgers. He blended veteran hitters such as Paul O’Neill and Tino Martinez with younger homegrown talent such as Bernie Williams and Derek Jeter, liberally adding pitching talent such as Andy Pettitte, David Cone, David Wells and Roger Clemens. Closer Mariano Rivera was the icing on the cake. Torre’s tenure resulted in six pennants and four World Series rings.

The winning beat continued when Joe Girardi took over as manager in 2008, then one year later, he led the team to its 27th world title. Steinbrenner died at age 80 during the 2010 season, but by that time he was in ill health and had ceded much of the ownership decisions to sons Hal and Hank.

The Yankees latest dynasty from 1995-2010 included playoff appearances every season but 2008, and five more world championship trophies in their case.

Love them or hate them because of their free-spending ways, the Yankees were the barometer of success for baseball and sports in the 20th century, and are off to a rousing start in the first decade of the 21st century.


May 8

1907 — Canadian Tommy Burns retains his world heavyweight boxing title after beating ‘Philadelphia’ Jack O’Brien on points in 20 rounds.

1915 — Regret, ridden by Joe Notter, becomes the first filly to win the Kentucky Derby, with a 2-length wire-to-wire victory over Pebbles.

1937 — War Admiral, the favorite ridden by Charles Kurtsinger, wins the Kentucky Derby by 1 3/4 lengths over Pompoon.

1943 — Count Fleet, ridden by Johnny Longden, wins the Preakness Stakes by 8 lengths over Blue Swords.

1954 — World record holder William Parry O’Brien becomes the first man to throw the shot put more than 60 feet with a 60-5¼ toss at a meet in Los Angeles.

1967 — Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in U.S. Army.

1968 — Jim “Catfish” Hunter of the Oakland A’s pitches a perfect game, beating the Minnesota Twins 4-0. It is the first perfect game in the American League regular season in 46 seasons.

1970 — Walt Frazier scores 36 points to lead the New York Knicks to a 113-99 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA championship in seven games.

1974 — FC Magdenburg of East Germany win 14th European Cup Winner’s Cup against AC Milan of Italy 2-0 in Rotterdam.

1984 — On the day the Olympic torch relay begins, the Soviet Union announces it will not take part in the 1984 Summer Olympics. The Soviet National Olympic Committee Union said the participation of Soviet athletes would be impossible because of “the gross flouting” of Olympic ideals by U.S. authorities.

1993 — Lennox Lewis of Britain scores a unanimous 12-round decision over Tony Tucker in his first defense of the WBC heavyweight title in Las Vegas.

1995 — New Zealand’s Black Magic 1 takes a 2-0 lead, defeating Young America by the widest margin for a challenger since the 1871 America’s Cup.

1996 — Paris Saint-Germain of France win 36th European Cup Winner’s Cup against Rapid Wien of Austria 1-0 in Brussels.

2001 — Randy Johnson becomes the third pitcher to strike out 20 in nine innings. He doesn’t finish the game as the Arizona Diamondbacks go on to beat Cincinnati 4-3 in 11 innings.

2003 — Minnesota becomes the first team in NHL history to rebound from two 3-1 series deficits to win in one postseason with a 4-2 victory at Vancouver.

2011 — University of Georgia senior Russell Henley becomes the second amateur winner in PGA Nationwide Tour history, shooting a 3-under 68 for a two-stroke victory in the Stadion Classic.

2011 — The Tradition Senior Men’s Golf, Shoal Creek G&CC: Tom Lehman wins second of 3 Champions Tour majors with par on 2nd playoff hole against Australian Peter Senior.

2012 — Josh Hamilton becomes the 16th player to hit four home runs in a game, launching a quartet of two-run drives against three different pitchers to carry the Texas Rangers to a 10-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

2013 — Alex Ferguson announces his retirement as Manchester United’s manager at the end of the season.

2014 — The Houston Texans takes South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the first pick in the NFL draft. The draft’s other big name, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, sits until Cleveland makes its third trade of the round and grabs the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner at No. 22.

2018 — Seattle Mariners MLB left-hander James Paxton hurls a no-hitter in a 5-0 win over the Blue Jays in Toronto.


Texas at Oakland12:05pmBally Sports-Southwest
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Toronto at Philadelphia1:05pmMLBN
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Arizona at Cincinnati6:40pmFS1
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San Francisco at Colorado8:40pmMLBN
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East Semifinals Game 2: Indiana at New York8:00pmTNT
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West Semifinals Game 1: Edmonton at Vancouver10:00pmESPN
UEFA Conference League: Fiorentina vs Club Brugge12:45pmParamount+
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NWSL: Gotham FC vs Houston Dash8:00pmFubo
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George Washington vs Virginia1:00pmACCNX
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Milwaukee vs Northwestern4:30pmB1G+
Florida International vs Miami6:00pmACCNX
North Carolina A&T vs Wake Forest6:00pmACCNX
Youngstown State vs Ohio State6:00pmB1G+
Penn State vs West Virginia7:00pmESPN2
South Dakota State vs Nebraska7:00pmB1G+
Big Ten Tournament12:00pmBTN
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Big Ten Tournament5:30pmBTN
Big Ten Tournament8:00pmBTN
Internazionali BNL d’Italia Tennis5:00amTENNIS

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Houston at NY Yankees5:05pmMLBN
St. Louis at Milwuakee7:40pmBally Sports-Midwest
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Cleveland at Chi. White Sox7:40pmBally Sports-Great Lakes
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Kansas City at LA Angels9:38pmBally Sports-Kansas City
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East Semifinals Game 2: Cleveland at Boston7:00pmESPN
West Semifinals Game 2: Dallas at Oklahoma City9:30pmESPN
East Semifinals Game 3: NY Rangers at Carolina7:00pmTNT
West Semifinals Game 2: Colorado at Dallas9:30pmTNT
PGA Tour: Myrtle Beach Classic9:30amGOLF
PGA Tour: Wells Fargo Championship2:00pmGOLF
LPGA Tour: Cognizant Founders Cup4:00pmGOLF
Saudi Arabia Pro League: Al Akhdoud vs Al Nassr2:00pmFoxsports.com
UEFA Europa League: Atalanta vs Olympique Marseille3:00pmParamount+
UEFA Europa League: Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma3:00pmParamount+
UEFA Europa Conference League: Olympiakos Piraeus vs Aston Villa3:00pmParamount+
Copa Libertadores: Liverpool vs Palmeiras6:00pmbeIN Sports
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Copa Libertadores: Colo-Colo vs Fluminense8:00pmbeIN Sports
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Georgia vs South Carolina8:00pmESPNU
Big Ten Tournament12:00pmBTN
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Big Ten Tournament5:30pmBTN
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Internazionali BNL d’Italia Tennis: ATP 1st Round, WTA 2nd Round5:00amTENNIS
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East Semifinals Game 3: New York at Indiana7:00pmESPN
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East Semifinals Game 3: Florida at Boston7:00pmTNT
west Semifinals Game 2: Edmonton at Vancouver10:00pmTNT
NASCAR Truck: Buckle Up South Carolina 2007:30pmFS1
PGA : Myrtle Beach Classic9:30amGOLF
PGA: Wells Fargo Championship2:00pmGOLF
Bundesliga: Augsburg vs Stuttgart2:30pmESPN+
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Ligue 1: Brest vs Reims3:00pmbeIN Sports
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Canadian Premier League: Racing Louisville FC vs Washington Spirit7:00pmFOX Soccer Plus
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Arizona vs Utah1:00pmPAC12N
Kent State vs Akron2:00pmESPN+
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Canisius vs Mount St. Mary’s3:00pmESPN+
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Dayton vs Saint Louis4:00pmESPN+
Purdue vs Michigan4:00pmB1G+
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Gardner-Webb vs UNC Asheville5:00pmESPN+
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Radford vs Charleston Southern5:00pmESPN+
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College Baseball Regular Season6:00pmESPN+
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UC Irvine vs Long Beach State9:00pmESPN+
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Loyola Marymount vs Santa Clara9:05pmESPN+
UC Davis vs Cal State Fullerton9:30pmESPN+
Abilene Christian vs Grand Canyon10:00pmESPN+
Oregon vs Washington10:00pmPAC12N
UCLA vs Oregon State10:00pmPAC12N
SoCon Softball Tournament10:00amESPN+
Big South Softball Tournament11:00amESPN+
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Horizon Softball Tournament12:00pmESPN+
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Ohio Valley Softball Tournament12:00pmESPN+
SoCon Softball Tournament1:00pmESPN+
ACC Softball Tournament1:00pmACCN
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Cal State Northridge – UC Santa Barbara3:00pmESPN+
Loyola Marymount – Saint Mary’s3:00pmESPN+
ACC Softball Tournament3:30pmACCN
ASUN Softball Tournament4:00pmESPN+
America East Softball Tournament4:00pmESPN+
WAC Softball Tournament4:00pmESPN+
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SEC Softball Tournament4:00pmESPN2
CUSA Softball Tournament4:30pmESPN+
Big Sky Softball Tournament4:30pmESPN+
Loyola Marymount – Saint Mary’s5:00pmESPN+
Big Ten Tournament5:00pmBTN
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Sun Belt Softball Tournament5:00pmESPN+
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A10 Softball Tournament5:00pmESPN+
Ohio Valley Softball Tournament5:00pmESPN+
MVC Softball Tournament5:00pmESPN+
UC Riverside vs Cal State Bakersfield5:30pmESPN+
Cal State Northridge vs UC Santa Barbara6:00pmESPN+
Hawai’i vs UC Davis6:00pmESPN+
SEC Softball Tournament6:30pmESPN2
ASUN Softball Tournament6:30pmESPN+
CUSA Softball Tournament7:00pmESPN+
WAC Softball Tournament7:00pmESPN+
Big Ten Tournament7:30pmBTN
Pac 12 Softball Tournament7:30pmESPNU
Cal Poly vs UC San Diego8:00pmESPN+
San Diego vs Santa Clara9:30pmESPN+
Sun Belt Softball Tournament8:00pmESPN+
Long Beach State vs Cal State Fullerton9:00pmESPN+
Pac 12 Softball Tournament10:30pmESPN2
Internazionali BNL d’Italia Tennis: ATP/WTA 2nd Round5:00amTENNIS
Internazionali BNL d’Italia Tennis: ATP/WTA 2nd Round1:00pmTENNIS