******INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WEEK 6******
ATTICA (0-4) AT FOUNTAIN CENTRAL (3-1)
BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE (2-2) AT SEYMOUR (2-2)
BENTON CENTRAL (1-3) AT TWIN LAKES (3-1)
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH (3-1) AT TERRE HAUTE SOUTH (1-3)
BLUFFTON (4-0) AT JAY COUNTY (3-1)
BOONE GROVE (3-1) AT WHEELER (1-3)
BOONVILLE (2-2) AT LINTON-STOCKTON (3-1)
BOWMAN ACADEMY (1-1) AT LAKE STATION (1-3)
BREMEN (3-1) AT JIMTOWN (1-3)
BROWN COUNTY (1-3) AT WEST VIGO (0-4)
CALUMET (1-3) AT HAMMOND MORTON (1-3)
CAMBRIDGE CITY LINCOLN (1-3) AT HAGERSTOWN (3-1)
CARROLL (FLORA) (4-0) AT EASTERN (GREENTOWN) (3-1)
CARROLL (FORT WAYNE) (3-1) AT FORT WAYNE SNIDER (4-0)
CASCADE (3-1) AT INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN (4-0)
CASTLE (3-1) AT VINCENNES LINCOLN (3-1)
CENTRAL NOBLE (1-3) AT FREMONT (1-3)
CHRISTEL HOUSE MANUAL (1-3) AT PHALEN ACADEMY (1-2)
CHURUBUSCO (0-4) AT PRAIRIE HEIGHTS (0-4)
CLARKSVILLE (0-4) AT EASTERN GREENE (2-2)
CLINTON CENTRAL (0-3) AT TAYLOR (1-3)
CONNERSVILLE (2-2) AT RUSHVILLE (0-4)
CRAWFORDSVILLE (0-4) AT SOUTHMONT (3-1)
CROWN POINT (4-0) AT PORTAGE (0-4)
CULVER ACADEMY (2-2) AT TIPPECANOE VALLEY (4-0)
DANVILLE (3-1) AT TRI-WEST (3-1)
DECATUR CENTRAL (2-2) AT MOORESVILLE (2-2)
DEKALB (2-2) AT COLUMBIA CITY (4-0)
DELTA (4-0) AT MOUNT VERNON (FORTVILLE) (1-3)
EAST CENTRAL (4-0) AT BATESVILLE (4-0)
EASTERN (PEKIN) (1-3) AT CORYDON CENTRAL (0-4)
EDINBURGH (0-4) AT NORTH DAVIESS (3-1)
ELKHART (1-3) AT PENN (3-1)
EVANSVILLE BOSSE (1-3) AT EVANSVILLE NORTH (2-2)
EVANSVILLE HARRISON (0-4) AT EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL (4-0)
EVANSVILLE REITZ (4-0) AT EVANSVILLE CENTRAL (0-4)
FISHERS (3-1) AT BROWNSBURG (4-0)
FLOYD CENTRAL (3-1) AT JEFFERSONVILLE (0-4)
FOREST PARK (3-1) AT MOUNT VERNON (POSEY) (3-1)
FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK (0-4) AT NORTHWESTERN (1-3)
FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA (0-4) AT FORT WAYNE LUERS (2-2)
FORT WAYNE NORTHROP (0-4) AT FORT WAYNE NORTH (1-3)
FORT WAYNE WAYNE (2-2) AT FORT WAYNE SOUTH (0-4)
FRANKLIN (3-1) AT MARTINSVILLE (2-2)
FRANKLIN CENTRAL (2-2) AT AVON (0-4)
FRANKLIN COUNTY (2-2) AT LAWRENCEBURG (3-1)
GARRETT (2-2) AT EASTSIDE (2-2)
GOSHEN (0-4) AT NORTHRIDGE (3-1)
GREENWOOD (3-1) AT PLAINFIELD (4-0)
HAMILTON HEIGHTS (4-0) AT WESTERN (2-2)
HAMMOND CENTRAL (4-0) AT PIONEER (3-1)
HANCOCK COUNTY (KY.) AT TELL CITY (2-2)
HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE) (3-1) AT ANDERSON (1-3)
HARVEST PREP (OHIO) AT CENTER GROVE (3-1)
HERITAGE (4-0) AT ADAMS CENTRAL (4-0)
HIGHLAND (2-2) AT LOWELL (1-3)
HOBART (3-1) AT ANDREAN (2-2)
HOMESTEAD (2-2) AT FORT WAYNE DWENGER (1-3)
HUNTINGTON NORTH (0-4) AT BELLMONT (0-4)
INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (2-2) AT NORTH CENTRAL (INDIANAPOLIS) (0-4)
INDIANAPOLIS CHATARD (4-0) AT COLUMBUS NORTH (2-2)
INDIANAPOLIS RONCALLI (2-2) AT GUERIN CATHOLIC (4-0)
INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA (4-0) AT HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (3-1)
INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE (2-2) AT INDIANAPOLIS RITTER (2-2)
INDIANAPOLIS TECH (0-4) AT RICHMOND (0-4)
INDIANAPOLIS TINDLEY (2-2) AT COVENANT CHRISTIAN (2-2)
IRVINGTON PREP ACADEMY (0-4) AT FRONTIER (2-2)
JASPER (2-2) AT EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (1-3)
JOHN GLENN (3-1) AT KNOX (4-0)
KANKAKEE VALLEY (1-3) AT HANOVER CENTRAL (4-0)
KNIGHTSTOWN (2-2) AT EASTERN HANCOCK (2-2)
KOKOMO (4-0) AT MARION (2-2)
LAKE CENTRAL (2-2) AT LAPORTE (1-3)
LAKELAND (3-1) AT ANGOLA (0-4)
LAPEL (1-3) AT NORTH DECATUR (3-1)
LAVILLE (4-0) AT CASTON (0-4)
LAWRENCE CENTRAL (1-3) AT PIKE (1-3)
LAWRENCE NORTH (4-0) AT CARMEL (2-2)
LEBANON (1-3) AT FRANKFORT (1-3)
LEO (2-2) AT EAST NOBLE (3-1)
LEWIS CASS (2-2) AT ROCHESTER (3-1)
MADISON (1-3) AT JENNINGS COUNTY (2-2)
MCCUTCHEON (1-3) AT LOGANSPORT (1-3)
MERRILLVILLE (3-1) AT MICHIGAN CITY (2-2)
MILAN (2-2) AT GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN (2-2)
MISHAWAKA (3-1) AT PLYMOUTH (2-2)
MITCHELL (0-4) AT CRAWFORD COUNTY (0-4)
MUNCIE CENTRAL (0-4) AT LAFAYETTE JEFF (2-2)
MUNSTER (1-3) AT EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL (0-3)
NEW ALBANY (1-3) AT COLUMBUS EAST (1-3)
NEW CASTLE (1-3) AT YORKTOWN (2-2)
NEW PRAIRIE (3-1) AT SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH (3-1)
NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG) (1-3) AT NORTH KNOX (2-2)
NORTH HARRISON (4-0) AT BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL (4-0)
NORTH MIAMI (0-4) AT WHITKO (1-3)
NORTH POSEY (4-0) AT HERITAGE HILLS (4-0)
NORTH PUTNAM (0-4) AT CLOVERDALE (2-2)
NORTH WHITE (4-0) AT WES-DEL (1-3)
NORTHFIELD (0-4) AT MANCHESTER (2-2)
NORTHWOOD (3-1) AT WARSAW (4-0)
NORWELL (1-3) AT NEW HAVEN (4-0)
OWEN COUNTY (KY.) AT SWITZERLAND COUNTY (3-1)
OWEN VALLEY (2-2) AT NORTHVIEW (4-0)
PENDLETON HEIGHTS (3-1) AT NEW PALESTINE (2-2)
PERRY CENTRAL (1-3) AT TECUMSEH (0-4)
PERU (4-0) AT MACONAQUAH (3-1)
PROVIDENCE (4-0) AT CHARLESTOWN (2-2)
PURDUE POLYTECHNIC (2-2) AT INDIANAPOLIS ATTUCKS (3-1)
RENSSELAER CENTRAL (2-2) AT WEST LAFAYETTE (3-1)
RIVER FOREST (3-1) AT GRIFFITH (1-3)
RIVERTON PARKE (1-3) AT NORTH VERMILLION (2-2)
SEEGER (3-1) AT PARKE HERITAGE (2-2)
SHELBYVILLE (3-1) AT GREENFIELD-CENTRAL (4-0)
SHENANDOAH (1-3) AT PARK TUDOR (4-0)
SILVER CREEK (2-2) AT SCOTTSBURG (3-1)
SOUTH ADAMS (2-2) AT MONROE CENTRAL (1-3)
SOUTH BEND ADAMS (1-3) AT MISHAWAKA MARIAN (1-3)
SOUTH BEND CLAY (0-4) AT SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON (1-3)
SOUTH BEND RILEY (4-0) AT INDIANAPOLIS WASHINGTON (2-2)
SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS) (1-3) AT HAMMOND NOLL (1-3)
SOUTH DEARBORN (2-2) AT GREENSBURG (0-4)
SOUTH NEWTON (3-1) AT TRI-COUNTY (1-3)
SOUTH PUTNAM (3-1) AT EDGEWOOD (1-3)
SOUTH SPENCER (1-3) AT PIKE CENTRAL (1-3)
SOUTH VERMILLION (3-1) AT COVINGTON (2-2)
SOUTHPORT (0-4) AT BEECH GROVE (1-3)
SOUTHRIDGE (3-1) AT GIBSON SOUTHERN (2-2)
SOUTHSIDE HOMESCHOOL AT SOUTH DECATUR (3-1)
SOUTHWOOD (2-2) AT WABASH (0-4)
SPEEDWAY (1-3) AT MONROVIA (3-1)
SPRINGS VALLEY (3-1) AT SALEM (0-4)
SULLIVAN (2-2) AT GREENCASTLE (2-2)
TERRE HAUTE NORTH (0-4) AT BLOOMINGTON NORTH (4-0)
TIPTON (1-3) AT LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (1-3)
TRI (3-1) AT CENTERVILLE (4-0)
TRI-CENTRAL (1-3) AT DELPHI (0-4)
TRITON (2-2) AT CULVER (0-4)
TRITON CENTRAL (3-1) AT INDIAN CREEK (2-2)
UNION CITY (0-4) AT NORTHEASTERN (4-0)
VALPARAISO (3-1) AT CHESTERTON (1-3)
WARREN CENTRAL (2-2) AT BEN DAVIS (3-1)
WASHINGTON (1-3) AT PRINCETON (0-4)
WAWASEE (1-3) AT CONCORD (2-2)
WEST CENTRAL (4-0) AT NORTH NEWTON (0-4)
WEST NOBLE (4-0) AT FAIRFIELD (3-1)
WEST WASHINGTON (3-1) AT PAOLI (3-1)
WESTERN BOONE (3-1) AT NORTH MONTGOMERY (2-2)
WESTFIELD (4-0) AT HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (4-0)
WHITELAND (2-2) AT PERRY MERIDIAN (1-3)
WINAMAC (0-4) AT NORTH JUDSON (2-2)
WINCHESTER (2-2) AT UNION COUNTY (0-4)
WOODLAN (1-3) AT SOUTHERN WELLS (1-3)
ZIONSVILLE (3-1) AT NOBLESVILLE (2-2)
ALEXANDRIA (4-0) VS. EASTBROOK (3-1)
BLACKFORD (0-4) VS. ELWOOD (0-4)
CLINTON PRAIRIE (4-0) AT SHERIDAN (3-1)
FRANKTON (2-2) VS. MISSISSINEWA (4-0)
MADISON-GRANT (3-1) VS. OAK HILL (3-1)
WHITING (2-2) AT GARY WEST (2-2)
GAMES TO WATCH IN BOLD
******INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL REPORTED SCORES*******
BISHOP CHATARD 3 COVENANT CHRISTIAN 0
PIONEER 3 CULVER COMMUNITY 0
FRONTIER 3 N. NEWTON 0
NEW PRAIRIE 3 MISHAWAKA MARIAN 1
RENSSELAER CENTRAL 3 DELPHI 0
SOUTH-CENTRAL 3 N. JUDSON 1
EMINENCE 3 INDIANAPOLIS METRO 0
LEGACY ELITE 3 MOORESVILLE CHRISTIAN 1
EVANSVILLE CHRISTIAN 3 EVANSVILLE HARRISON 1
GREENSBURG 3 SHELBYVILLE 0
MITCHELL 3 EASTERN GREENE 0
NORTH PUTNAM 3 CRAWFORDSVILLE 2
DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN 3 LAKE STATION 0
SOUTHWOOD 3 MACONSQUAH 0
CHARLESTOWN 3 EASTERN 0
PENDLETON HEIGHTS 3 MUNCIE CENTRAL 0
ANDREAN 3 HIGHLAND 0
SPRINGS VALLEY 3 NORTHEAST DUBOIS 0
OLDENBURG ACADEMY 3 JAC CEN DEL 1
TRITON 3 ELKHART CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2
BENTON CENTRAL 3 COVINGTON 0
GLENN 3 SOUTH BEND CLAY 2
NEW ALBANY 3 JEFFERSONVILLE 0
MADISON 3 SCOTTSBURG 2
SOUTH NEWTON 3 SEEGER 0
EDGEWOOD 3 SULLIVAN 2
VINCENNES RIVET 3 LOOGOOTEE 0
ROCK CREEK ACADEMY 3 CROTHERSVILLE 0
BLOOMINGTON NORTH 3 BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 0
MANCHESTER 3 ROCHESTER 1
NORTHWESTERN 3 CARROLL 0
DALEVILLE 3 BLUE RIVER VALLEY 0
BORDEN 3 HENRYVILLE 0
WEST LAFAYETTE 3 TWIN LAKES 0
NORTHEASTERN 3 WINCHESTER 1
FRANKFORT 3 SHERIDAN 1
SOUTH-CENTRAL 3 MEDORA 1
LINTON STOCKTON 3 SOUTHRIDGE 0
LAPORTE 3 LAKE CENTRAL 1
COWAN 3 RANDOLPH SOUTHERN 1
NORTHFIELD 3 PERU 0
RONCALLI 3 BREBEUF 0
DUGGER UNION 3 PLAY CITY 1
EASTERN 3 WABASH 1
NEW PALESTINE 3 DELTA 1
NOBLESVILLE 3 HAMILTON HEIGHTS 2
KOUTS 3 WHEELER 0
LAWRENCE NORTH 3 CARMEL 0
FORT WAYNE WAYNE 3 FORT WAYNE NORTH 1
PERRY MERIDIAN 3 WHITELAND 2
NORTHWOOD 3 BETHANY CHRISTIAN 0
HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN 3 CALVARY CHRISTIAN 0
NORTH CENTRAL 3 BEN DAVIS 0
HOMESTEAD 3 HUNTINGTON NORTH 0
FORT WAYNE DWENGER 3 FT. WAYNE LUERS 0
MCCUTCHEON 3 WESTERN BOONE 2
GIBSON SOUTHERN 3 WOOD MEMORIAL 2
FRANKLIN 3 MARTINSVILLE 0
ROSSVILLE 3 N. WHITE 0
YORKTOWN 3 NEW CASTLE 1
FREMONT 3 LAKEWOOD PARK CHRISTIAN 0
ANDERSON HOMESCHOOL 3 INDEED GENESIS HOMESCHOOL 0
MOUNT VERNON 3 GREENFIELD CENTRAL 0
NORTH POSEY 3 EVANSVILLE REITZ 0
PROVIDENCE 3 FLOYD CENTRAL 0
PLAINFIELD 3 GREENWOOD 0
HAMMOND NOLL 3 ILLIANA CHRISTIAN 0
RIVERTON PARKE 3 CLOVERDALE 0
CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3 SALEM 0
TERRE HAUTE SOUTH 3 TERRE HAUTE NORTH 2
GARRETT 3 EASTSIDE 0
CATHEDRAL 3 LAKE CENTRAL 0
MOORESVILLE 3 DECATUR CENTRAL 0
WARSAW 3 COLUMBIA CITY 0
CENTER GROVE 3 BROWNSBURG 1
MUNCIE BURRIS 3 SETON CATHOLIC 0
LEO 3 FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK 2
BARR REEVE 3 JASPER 1
CHRUBUSCO 3 PRAIRIE HEIGHTS 0
FAIRFIELD 3 GOSHEN 2
ZIONSVILLE 3 HARRISON 0
NORWELL 3 MARIAN 0
NEW PALESTINE 3 DELTA 1
CENTER GROVE 3 FISHERS 1
*******INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS REPORTED SOCCER SCORES*******
TRINITY 5 LAVILLE 1
HERITAGE HILLS 3 JASPER 0
VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 5 DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN 1
VALPARAISO 9 MERRILLVILLE 0
FRANKFORT 3 SOUTHMONT 2
NORTHRIDGE 7 CONCORD 1
WHITE RIVER VALLEY 3 WASHINGTON CATHOLIC 0
LAKEWOOD PARK CHRISTIAN 3 FORT WAYNE LUERS 0
WAPAHANI 1 MISSISSINEA 0
WEST VIGO 1 GREENCASTLE 1
GLENN 2 BREMEN 0
TRI-CENTRAL 6 DELPHI 1
BENTON CENTRAL 9 N. WHITE 0
PENDLETON HEIGHTS 1 YORKTOWN 0
MUNCIE BURRIS 10 INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE 0
EVANSVILLE REITZ 4 EVANSVILLE MATER DEI 3
FORT WAYNE NORTHRUP 9 NEW HAVEN 0
EVANSVILLE CHRISTIAN 11 EVANSVILLE BOSSE 0
NORTHWESTERN 11 ELWOOD 0
PARK TUDOR 5 UNIVERSITY 0
EAST CENTRAL 11 GREENSBURG 0
BISHOP CHATARD 5 COVENANT CHRISTIAN 0
GIBSON SOUTHERN 2 N. POSEY 0
CROWN POINT 2 CHESTERTON 1
LAKE CENTRAL 9 LAPORTE 0
NORTHWOOD 1 MISHAWAKA 0
COLUMBIA CITY 5 WAWASEE 0
FLOYD CENTRAL 11 SEYMOUR 1
LOWELL 0 HIGHLAND 0
DELTA 6 NEW CASTLE 1
NORWELL 4 EASTBROOK 0
CASTLE 4 EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL 1
WARSAW 8 CULVER ACADEMIES 0
PENN 5 SOUTH BEND ADAMS 2
MISHAWAKA MARIAN 4 ELKHART 0
FRANKLIN CENTRAL 2 AVON 1
WESTERN BOONE 7 ROSSVILLE 2
BREBEUF 2 RONCALLI 0
*******INDIANA BOYS HIGH SCHOOL REPORTED SOCCER SCORES*********
MMBA 5 FAIRHAVEN CHRISTIAN 1
LAKELAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 7 CULVER COMMUNITY 0
WASHINGTON 4 GIBSON SOUTHERN 1
BLACKFORD 3 TAYLOR 1
COVENANT CHRISTIAN 5 PARK TUDOR 1
FAITH CHRISTIAN 2 CARROLL 1
ANDERSON 2 MUNCIE CENTRAL 1
TELL CITY 4 S. SPENCER 0
CONNERSVILLE 10 KNIGHTSTOWN 0
COVINGTON 5 S. VERMILLION 3
ILLIANA CHRSITIAN 9 MARQUETTE CATHOLIC 0
SOUTH KNOX 5 BARR REEVE 1
CASCADE 4 RITTER 1
HERITAGE 3 WOODLAN 0
WEST NOBLE 7 PRAIRIE HEIGHTS 0
MISSISSINEWA 9 WAPAHANI 0
FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA 4 FORT WAYNE WAYNE 0
BATESVILLE 4 MADISON 1
FORT WAYNE DWENGER 2 FT. WAYNE SOUTH 1
GARRETT 1 ANGOLA 1
MCCUTCHEON 3 LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC 0
LAFAYETTE JEFF 4 W. LAFAYETTE 1
MUNCIE BURRIS 6 NEW CASTLE 2
GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2 WHITELAND 1
LEBANON 2 TRI-WEST 1
WHITE RIVER VALLEY 10 SEVEN OAKS CLASSICAL 1
MITCHELL 5 SHOALS 0
CENTRAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 510 LEAD 1
IMSAN 2 CHRISTEL HOUSE 1
FORT WAYNE SNIDER 3 LAKEWOOD PARK CHRISTIAN 1
FORT WAYNE SOUTH 5 NEW HAVEN 0
BENTON CENTRAL 5 WESTERN BOONE 1
SOUTHWESTERN 3 MORRISTOWN 0
BROWN COUNTY 3 OWEN VALLEY 2
SUBURBAN CHRISTIAN 4 TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN 0
CHARLESTOWN 8 AUSTIN 0
FORT WAYNE BISHOP LUERS 2 MARIAN 1
TRINITY 4 ARGOS 0
MACONAQUAH 4 TRI CENTRAL 0
ELKHART CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 5 LAVILLE 2
GEO NEXT GENERATION 8 MOORESVILLE CHRISTIAN 1
LOGANSPORT 6 KOKOMO 3
GOSHEN 0 BETHANY CHRISTIAN 0
NORTHRIDGE 1 CONCORD 0
CATHEDRAL 6 SOUTHPORT 1
INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE 7 BEECH GROVE 0
PIKE 5 GUERIN CATHOLIC 3
BREBEUF 4 HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 0
WESTFIELD 2 HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 1
SHERIDAN 4 N. MONTGOMERY 0
NORTH CENTRAL 1 CARMEL 0
MANCHESTER 6 HUNTINGTON NORTH 3
MOUNT VERNON 3 SHELBYVILLE 1
BISHOP CHATARD 1 HAMILTON HEIGHTS 1
NEW ALBANY 2 PROVIDENCE 1
GREENCASTLE 6 W. VIGO 0
LAWRENCE NORTH 1 LAWRENCE CENTRAL 0
BLOOMINGTON NORTH 2 MARTINSVILLE 1
EVANSVILLE HARRISON 2 HERITAGE HILLS 1
TERRE HAUTE SOUTH 4 MOORESVILLE 2
SILVER CREEK 2 CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 1
COLUMBUS EAST 4 FRANKLIN 1
CENTER GROVE 4 PERRY MERIDIAN 1
NOBLESVILLE 1 ZIONSVILLE 0
NEW PALESTINE 2 GREENWOOD 1
CRISPUS ATTUCKS 9 RIVERSIDE 3
NOBLESVILLE 1 ZIONSVILLE 0
EVANSVILLE MATER DEI 2 EVANSVILLE REITZ 1
FISHERS 4 BROWNSBURG 1
AVON 1 FRANKLIN CENTRAL 0
EVANSVILLE CHRISTIAN 12 EVANSVILLE BOSSE 0
FLOYD CENTRAL 4 SEYMOUR 0
******INDIANA GIRLS GOLF REPORTED SCORES******
NO SCORES REPORTED
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*********INDIANA BOYS TENNIS REPORTED SCORES******
TRITON CENTRAL 5 EDINBURGH 0
*******COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WEEK 3********
THURSDAY, SEPT. 14
BETHUNE-COOKMAN AT MIAMI (FLA.) | 7:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
NAVY AT MEMPHIS | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN
FRIDAY, SEPT. 15
VIRGINIA AT MARYLAND | 7 P.M. | FS1
ARMY AT UTSA | 7 P.M. | ESPN
UTAH STATE AT AIR FORCE | 8 P.M. | CBSSN
SATURDAY, SEPT. 16
LSU AT MISSISSIPPI STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN
PENN STATE AT ILLINOIS | 12 P.M. | FOX
FLORIDA STATE AT BOSTON COLLEGE | 12 P.M. | ABC
KANSAS STATE AT MISSOURI | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
GEORGIA SOUTHERN AT WISCONSIN | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
LIBERTY AT BUFFALO | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
LOUISVILLE AT INDIANA | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
INDIANA COACH TOM ALLEN MONDAY PRESS CONFERENCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVLHlwTrO70
WAKE FOREST AT OLD DOMINION | 12 P.M.
LONG ISLAND AT BAYLOR | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
IOWA STATE AT OHIO | 12 P.M.
CENTRAL CONNECTICUT AT KENT STATE | 12 P.M.
NORTH DAKOTA AT BOISE STATE | 12 P.M. | FS1
HOLY CROSS AT YALE | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
CORNELL AT LEHIGH | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
STONEHILL AT GEORGETOWN | 12:30 P.M. | ESPN+
COLUMBIA AT LAFAYETTE | 12:30 P.M. | ESPN+
ST. THOMAS (MINN.) AT HARVARD | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
DAVIDSON AT MARIST | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
PENN AT COLGATE | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
WEBER STATE AT UTAH | 2 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
VMI AT NC STATE | 2 P.M. | CW NETWORK
UMASS AT EASTERN MICHIGAN | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
NORFOLK STATE AT TEMPLE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
INDIANA STATE AT BALL STATE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
LAMAR AT SOUTH DAKOTA | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
ROBERT MORRIS AT YOUNGSTOWN STATE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
CENTRAL MICHIGAN AT NOTRE DAME | 2:30 P.M. | PEACOCK
NOTRE DAME COACH MARCUS FREEMAN MONDAY PRESS CONFERENCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIjhOALLl3M
ILLINOIS STATE AT EASTERN ILLINOIS | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY AT GRAMBLING | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
STETSON AT MONTANA STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTH CAROLINA AT GEORGIA | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
ALABAMA AT SOUTH FLORIDA | 3:30 P.M. | ABC
SAN DIEGO STATE AT OREGON STATE | 3:30 P.M. | FS1
OKLAHOMA AT TULSA | 3:30 P.M.
WESTERN MICHIGAN AT IOWA | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
NORTHWESTERN AT DUKE | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
VIRGINIA TECH AT RUTGERS | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AT UCONN | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
EAST CAROLINA AT APPALACHIAN STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
MINNESOTA AT NORTH CAROLINA | 3:30 P.M.
CENTRAL ARKANSAS AT NORTH DAKOTA STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
DRAKE VS. SOUTH DAKOTA STATE (MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.) | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
WESTERN KENTUCKY AT OHIO STATE | 4 P.M. | FOX
UL MONROE AT TEXAS A&M | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
TULANE AT SOUTHERN MISS | 4 P.M. | ESPNU
IDAHO AT CAL | 4 P.M.
UTAH TECH AT NORTHERN ARIZONA | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
SE LOUISIANA AT EASTERN WASHINGTON | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTH AMERICAN UNIVERSITY AT PORTLAND STATE | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
BROWN AT BRYANT | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
WILLIAM & MARY AT CHARLESTON SOUTHERN | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
PRINCETON AT SAN DIEGO | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
WASHINGTON AT MICHIGAN STATE | 5 P.M. | PEACOCK
NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL AT UCLA | 5 P.M.
NORTHERN COLORADO AT WASHINGTON STATE | 5 P.M.
FURMAN AT KENNESAW STATE | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
TOWSON AT MORGAN STATE | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
GEORGIA STATE AT CHARLOTTE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
WESTERN CAROLINA AT EASTERN KENTUCKY | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
UNI AT IDAHO STATE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
GARDNER-WEBB AT TENNESSEE STATE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
PRESBYTERIAN AT WOFFORD | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
THE CITADEL AT CHATTANOOGA | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
VILLANOVA AT UCF | 6:30 P.M. | ESPN+
TENNESSEE AT FLORIDA | 7 P.M. | ESPN
SAMFORD AT AUBURN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
NORTH TEXAS AT LOUISIANA TECH | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
MURRAY STATE AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTHERN ILLINOIS AT NEBRASKA | 7 P.M. | FS1
VANDERBILT AT UNLV | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
MIAMI (OHIO) AT CINCINNATI | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTH ALABAMA AT OKLAHOMA STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
TARLETON STATE AT TEXAS TECH | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
LOUISIANA AT UAB | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
PRAIRIE VIEW A&M AT SMU | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
TEXAS SOUTHERN AT RICE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
DUQUESNE AT COASTAL CAROLINA | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
STONY BROOK AT ARKANSAS STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
JAMES MADISON AT TROY | 7 P.M. | NFL NETWORK
SAN JOSE STATE AT TOLEDO | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
ALABAMA A&M AT SOUTHERN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
EAST TENNESSEE STATE AT AUSTIN PEAY | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTH ALABAMA AT TENNESSEE TECH | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
HOUSTON CHRISTIAN AT UT MARTIN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN AT NORTHWESTERN STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AT SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
LINDENWOOD AT WESTERN ILLINOIS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
BOWLING GREEN AT MICHIGAN | 7:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
GEORGIA TECH AT OLE MISS | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
BYU AT ARKANSAS | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN2
AKRON AT KENTUCKY | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU
SYRACUSE AT PURDUE | 7:30 P.M. | NBC
PURDUE COACH RYAN WALTERS MONDAY PRESS CONFERENCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zCLXDcuX04
PITT AT WEST VIRGINIA | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
FLORIDA ATLANTIC AT CLEMSON | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
WYOMING AT TEXAS | 8 P.M. | LONGHORN NETWORK
HAWAI’I AT OREGON | 8 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
TCU AT HOUSTON | 8 P.M. | FOX
NEW MEXICO STATE AT NEW MEXICO | 8 P.M. | MOUNTAIN WEST NETWORK
SACRAMENTO STATE AT STANFORD | 8 P.M.
LINCOLN (CA) AT CAL POLY | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
FERRIS STATE AT MONTANA | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
UIW AT ABILENE CHRISTIAN | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
JACKSON STATE AT TEXAS STATE | 8:30 P.M. | ESPN+
COLORADO STATE AT COLORADO | 10 P.M. | ESPN
SOUTHERN UTAH AT UC DAVIS | 10 P.M. | ESPN+
FRESNO STATE AT ARIZONA STATE | 10:30 P.M.
KANSAS AT NEVADA | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN
UTEP AT ARIZONA | 11 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (THU) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P PRIME VIDEO
GREEN BAY PACKERS AT ATLANTA FALCONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS AT BUFFALO BILLS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
BALTIMORE RAVENS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT DETROIT LIONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT HOUSTON TEXANS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
CHICAGO BEARS AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS AT TENNESSEE TITANS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
NEW YORK GIANTS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS 1:05P (MST) 4:05P FOX
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT LOS ANGELES RAMS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P FOX
NEW YORK JETS AT DALLAS COWBOYS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P CBS
WASHINGTON COMMANDERS AT DENVER BRONCOS 2:25P (MT) 4:25P CBS
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CLEVELAND BROWNS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ABC
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NY YANKEES 3 BOSTON 2
CHICAGO WHITE SOX 6 KANSAS CITY 2
TEXAS 6 TORONTO 3
NY YANKEES 4 BOSTON 1
MINNESOTA 3 TAMPA BAY 2
OAKLAND 6 HOUSTON 2
KANSAS CITY 11 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 10
SEATTLE 8 LA ANGELS 0
PITTSBURGH 5 WASHINGTON 1
ATLANTA 7 PHILADELPHIA 6 (10)
NY METS 7 ARIZONA 4
MILWAUKEE 3 MIAMI 1
COLORADO 6 CHICAGO CUBS 4
LA DODGERS 11 SAN DIEGO 2
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FT. WAYNE 5 GREAT LAKES 0
PLAYOFFS BEGIN WEDNESDAY
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JETS QB AARON RODGERS HAS TORN LEFT ACHILLES TENDON, AP SOURCE SAYS. HE’S LIKELY TO MISS THE SEASON
(AP) — Aaron Rodgers has a torn left Achilles tendon, according to a person familiar with the diagnosis, and the quarterback likely will miss the rest of the New York Jets’ season.
An MRI on Tuesday confirmed the four-time NFL MVP’s injury, the person told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team didn’t announce it. Coach Robert Saleh was scheduled to speak to reporters on a video call later Tuesday.
NFL Network first reported Rodgers tore the Achilles tendon, confirming the Jets’ fears. Torn Achilles tendons typically take several months of recovery due to the extensive rehabilitation needed.
“Concerned with his Achilles,” Saleh said after the Jets’ 22-16 overtime win over Buffalo on Monday night. “MRI is probably going to confirm what we think is going to happen, so prayers tonight. But it’s not good.”
On his fourth regular-season snap in a Jets uniform, Rodgers tried to avoid a rushing Leonard Floyd, who wrapped up the quarterback and spun him down to the MetLife Stadium turf. Rodgers stood up after a few moments, looked over to the Jets’ sideline and then sat on the turf – seemingly knowing he was seriously hurt.
He needed help from trainers to get to New York’s sideline, where he was taken to the blue medical tent to be examined. Rodgers then got on a cart to go to the locker room, hopped off near the tunnel and limped inside.
Zach Wilson replaced Rodgers just 3:45 into the game and finished 14 of 21 for 140 yards with a touchdown pass to Garrett Wilson and an interception in the victory.
The third-year quarterback will now start for the Jets on Sunday at Dallas – and the foreseeable future.
The 39-year-old Rodgers, who spent his first 18 seasons with Green Bay, was acquired by the Jets in April and immediately raised expectations for the frustrated franchise.
He gave the Jets their most accomplished quarterback since Brett Favre, who was acquired from Green Bay in 2008 – clearing the way for Rodgers to become the Packers’ signal caller.
Rodgers, who repeatedly has said he won’t be one-and-done with the Jets, agreed in July to a restructured contract that gives him $75 million in fully guaranteed money over this season and next.
But now, he’ll have to focus on a lengthy recovery and rehabilitation process, which could make his playing future uncertain.
The situation evoked eerily similar memories of 1999, when Vinny Testaverde – who, coincidentally, was the Jets’ honorary captain Monday night – ruptured his Achilles tendon early in New York’s season opener against New England.
Like this year’s squad, those Jets had Super Bowl aspirations after going to the AFC championship game the previous season. New York instead finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs.
SUPER BOWL-WINNING QB TOPS LIST OF JETS’ POTENTIAL OPTIONS
The New York Jets did not anticipate turning the key of the offense over to embattled former No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson four snaps into their 2023 season.
But that’s likely the scenario they find themselves in with Aaron Rodgers suffering a torn Achilles tendon in Monday night’s season-opening win against Buffalo. In the wake of Rodgers’ injury, SportsBetting.ag released odds of the next quarterback the Jets will sign or trade for.
Other than a terrible read on an interception, Wilson managed the offense efficiently in completing 14 of 21 passes for 140 yards and a touchdown against the Bills. He was primarily tasked with protecting the football and completed only two passes of 20-plus yards.
The Jets don’t currently have another quarterback on their 53-man roster. Tim Boyle is on the practice squad but is not a season-long answer at quarterback, meaning the Jets will likely turn to the free agent and/or trade markets to provide competition for Wilson.
The book released odds on 24 potential candidates, ranging everywhere from a previous Super Bowl winner to the cheeky option of a former Heisman Trophy winner and current broadcaster.
Topping the list is Nick Foles at +300. The 32-year-old is currently a free agent after playing for Indianapolis last season but did lead Philadelphia to a victory in Super Bowl LII. That was the season he was an injury replacement for Carson Wentz, another free agent who appears on the list at +1200.
Another free agent option could be Colt McCoy, the 37-year-old journeyman who was expected to open the season as Arizona’s starter until he was released during final roster cuts.
If the Jets explore trade options, there are numerous veteran backups with starting experience. However, they’d likely have to target those who aren’t currently with AFC teams that consider the Jets a direct threat this season.
The shortest odds in the trade market belong to a pair of current backups in New Orleans. Jameis Winston (+350) is the primary backup to Derek Carr, while the Saints also have super-utilityman Taysom Hill (+500) as an option. Winston opened at +2200 shortly after Rodgers went down Monday night but had become the second favorite by the time the Jets confirmed the severity of the injury Tuesday.
Two more interesting options currently ply their trade in Texas. Davis Mills (+600) lost his starting job with the Texans to rookie C.J. Stroud, while Cooper Rush (+1000) proved very capable in winning four of the five starts he made for the Cowboys in place of Dak Prescott last season.
The Jets were considered a strong Super Bowl contender entering the season, which naturally raises the debate about whether Tom Brady would come out of retirement. For now, that possibility remains a remote +2000 option at SportsBetting.ag.
NEXT QB SIGNED/ACQUIRED BY JETS ODDS
Nick Foles (+300)
Jameis Winston (+350)
Colt McCoy (+400)
Taysom Hill (+500)
Davis Mills (+600)
Cooper Rush (+1000)
Carson Wentz (+1200)
Teddy Bridgewater (+1400)
Taylor Heinicke (+1600)
Case Keenum (+1800)
Marcus Mariota (+1800)
Tom Brady (+2000)
Jacoby Brissett (+2500)
Josh Johnson (+2500)
Mason Rudolph (+2800)
Joe Flacco (+3300)
Tyrod Taylor (+4000)
Andy Dalton (+3500)
Gardner Minshew (+4000)
Matt Ryan (+5000)
Russell Wilson (+7500)
Ryan Fitzpatrick (+7500)
Andrew Luck (+10000)
Tim Tebow (+15000)
THE STARTING ELEVEN: SURPRISE TEAMS CREATE EXCITING THEME ENTERING WEEK 2
Every week and every season, the National Football League never ceases to surprise. The league’s unpredictability is what makes it special.
Didn’t expect TAMPA BAY or the LOS ANGELES RAMS to go on the road and register impressive season-opening victories? How about the new quarterbacks that led LAS VEGAS and NEW ORLEANS to exciting wins?
Didn’t think the DALLAS COWBOYS would “put the league on notice” with a 40-0 statement victory?
What about you, head coach DAN CAMPBELL? What did you learn about your DETROIT LIONS after a fantastic 21-20 victory over the defending world champion?
“I didn’t learn anything,” Campbell said. “I got verification on what I already knew. This is a resilient team. It already was a resilient team and we added pieces to that resilient team. We’re built to handle some stuff and we did that today against a very good opponent.”
And speaking of handling some stuff against a very good opponent, the NEW YORK JETS branded an exclamation point – six to be exact – on the Week 1 schedule when undrafted rookie XAVIER GIPSON returned an overtime punt 65 yards for a walk-off touchdown on Monday Night Football,
The Lions and Jets aren’t the only teams looking to flip the script to begin the season. For the first time since 2004, DETROIT, CLEVELAND, JACKSONVILLE and the NEW YORK JETS are each 1-0. The Jets are bidding for their first 2-0 start since 2015 while the Browns look to advance to 2-0 for the first time since the 1993 season.
Take your seats, folks. The NFL has left port on 2023 and the long journey is filled with unexpected loops and bends. As the league enters Week 2, expect to see more of what you didn’t expect.
Just don’t be surprised.
The Starting 11 entering Week 2…
1. LION’S SHARE OF ATTENTION: Since Week 9 last season, Detroit’s JARED GOFF has guided the Lions to wins in nine of their last 11. In that span, only PATRICK MAHOMES (also nine) has as many wins as a starter among quarterbacks. Goff’s top target, AMON-RA ST. BROWN, has 77 receptions in that stretch, trailing only JUSTIN JEFFERSON (85) among NFL players. Meanwhile, Detroit’s offensive line has allowed just 12 sacks since Week 9 last season, second in the league behind Tampa Bay (10). Finally, only San Francisco (plus-17) has a better turnover margin than the Lions (plus-12) since Week 9 of 2022.
- DETROIT (1-0) hosts SEATTLE (0-1) on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX) in a game that features some of the league’s most exciting young defensive backs.
- Last season, Seattle’s RIQ WOOLEN tied for the NFL lead with six interceptions. Detroit’s KERBY JOSEPH became the first rookie since KYLE FULLER in 2014 with at least four interceptions (four) and two forced fumbles (two). And last week, the Lions’ BRIAN BRANCH became just the third rookie in 21 seasons (2003-23) to return an interception for a touchdown in his team’s season-opening game, joining Minnesota’s MIKE HUGHES in 2018 and Washington’s RYAN KERRIGAN in 2011.
2. NUMBER OF THE WEEK – 3: Miami’s TYREEK HILL now has three eye-popping individual games on his career résumé. In last week’s comeback road victory, Hill posted 215 yards and two touchdowns on 11 receptions. It marked his third career game with at least 200 receiving yards and multiple touchdown receptions. Hill became one of just three players ever with three-or-more such games, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer DON HUTSON (four) and CHARLIE HENNIGAN (three). This week, Hill and the MIAMI DOLPHINS (1-0) are at NEW ENGLAND (0-1) on Sunday Night Football (8:20 PM ET, NBC).
- Dolphins quarterback TUA TAGOVAILOA in last week’s win passed for 466 yards, the fourth-most passing yards in a season-opening game in NFL history, trailing only Pro Football Hall of Famer NORM VAN BROCKLIN (554 yards in 1951), TOM BRADY (517 yards in 2011) and Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (473 yards in 1994).
- Tagovailoa, who recorded 469 passing yards and six touchdown passes in Week 2 of the 2022 season, is the fourth quarterback all-time with two games of at least 450 passing yards and three touchdown passes in his first four career seasons, joining MARC BULGER, JOE BURROW and PATRICK MAHOMES.
- And for the first time since Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO in 1994, a Miami quarterback — TUA TAGOVAILOA (466) — is leading the league in passing yards after Week 1.
3. THE IMPORTANCE OF 2-0: Since the NFL expanded its postseason in 1990, opening 2-0 has given teams a significant advantage toward qualifying for the playoffs. In that span, 63.8 percent of teams that have started 2-0 have advanced to the postseason. In contrast, only 41.8 percent of teams that began 1-1 have reached the playoffs since 1990.
- SAN FRANCISCO (1-0) goes back on the road against the LOS ANGELES RAMS (1-0) on Sunday (4:05 PM ET, FOX). Niners running back CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY has played two career games at SoFi Stadium, both against the Rams in 2022 (just two weeks apart, one with Carolina and one with San Francisco). In those two games, McCaffrey averaged 5.3 yards per carry (163 yards on 31 attempts), with one rushing touchdown. In that second contest, his second game in a 49ers uniform, McCaffrey led San Francisco to a 31-14 win, rushing for 94 yards on 18 attempts with one touchdown, and catching eight passes for 55 yards with another touchdown. Also in that game, he threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to BRANDON AIYUK, becoming the fourth player since 1970 with a passing touchdown, rushing touchdown and receiving touchdown in a single game.
- In last week’s win at Pittsburgh, quarterback BROCK PURDY passed for 220 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 111.3 rating. Purdy is the first quarterback in NFL history to win each of his first six career regular-season starts and throw at least two touchdown passes in each start. He also is the first quarterback in NFL history with a passer rating of 95-or-higher in each of his first six career regular-season starts.
- In the Rams’ Week 1 win, quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 334 yards while rookie wide receiver PUKA NACUA recorded 10 receptions for 119 yards. Nacua became the fifth player in NFL history to record at least 10 receptions in his NFL debut, joining SID BLANKS (13 in Week 1, 1964), KEKE COUTEE (11 in Week 4, 2018), ANQUAN BOLDIN (10 in Week 1, 2003) and EARL COOPER (10 in Week 1, 1980).
4. SPOTLIGHT – INDIVIDUAL MATCHUPS: Marquee matchups will be all over the field on Sunday when the NEW YORK JETS (1-0) meet the DALLAS COWBOYS (1-0) at AT&T Stadium (4:25 PM ET, CBS).
- In 2022, Cowboys wide receiver CEEDEE LAMB set career highs and ranked among NFL leaders with 107 receptions, 1,359 receiving yards and nine touchdowns catches. This year, Lamb is bidding to become one of just five in NFL history to record 70 receptions in each of his first four seasons. … Jets cornerback SAUCE GARDNER, named AP Defensive Rookie of the Year, led the league with 20 passes defensed last season, the most by a rookie since 2015.
- In the Jets’ Monday night win last week, wide receiver GARRETT WILSON had five catches for 34 yards and a 3-yard highlight-reel touchdown reception to tie the game in the fourth quarter. Last season, Wilson led all rookies and set rookie franchise records with 83 receptions and 1,103 receiving yards en route to AP Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. …Cowboys cornerback TREVON DIGGS, who forced a key fumble in his team’s dominating Week 1 win, has shined since entering the NFL in 2020. Diggs has 17 career interceptions, second among all players since 2020. In 2021, Diggs recorded 11 interceptions, the most by any player in a single season since 1981.
- In the Jets’ Monday night win, safety JORDAN WHITEHEAD became only the third NFL player in the last 25 years to post three interceptions in a Monday Night Football game, joining the Jets’ MARCUS COLEMAN in 2000 and the Titans’ KEITH BULLUCK in 2007.
5. SPOTLIGHT – TEAM MATCHUPS: Defensive coordinators will have their hands full in a pair of AFC games this week that include some of the top offensive weapons in the NFL.
- Sunday’s game between the LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (0-1) and TENNESSEE TITANS (0-1) at Nissan Stadium (1:00 PM ET, CBS) features a pair of stellar running backs. Since the beginning of 2019, Tennessee’s DERRICK HENRY leads the NFL with 58 scrimmage touchdowns. The Chargers’ AUSTIN EKELER ranks second in that span with 53.
- Also on Sunday afternoon, headline wide receivers will converge when the LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (1-0) travel to play the BUFFALO BILLS (0-1) at Highmark Stadium (1:00 PM ET, CBS). Since the start of the 2020 season, the Bills’ STEFON DIGGS (348 receptions) and the Raiders’ DAVANTE ADAMS (344) rank first and second, respectively, among NFL players in receptions.
6. STREAK SPEAK: TREVOR LAWRENCE and JACKSONVILLE (1-0) open their home schedule against KANSAS CITY (0-1) on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS). The Jaguars have won five consecutive home games, including a comeback win over the Chargers in the AFC playoffs. In fact, in each of those five contests (wins over the Raiders, Ravens, Cowboys, Titans and Chargers), Lawrence has engineered a drive that either gave Jacksonville its game-winning points in the fourth quarter or overtime, or sent a game to overtime.
7. DID YOU KNOW?: WASHINGTON (1-0) heads west to meet DENVER (0-1) on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, CBS) in a rematch of Super Bowl XXII 36 years ago. A standout in Washington’s rich history, DOUG WILLIAMS that day earned MVP honors and became the first Black quarterback to start a Super Bowl. Williams is now a senior advisor in the Commanders’ front office. Also in that victory, rookie running back TIMMY SMITH posted 204 rushing yards, a mark that still stands as the single-game Super Bowl record.
8. UNDER-THE-RADAR STORYLINE: When MINNESOTA (0-1) meets PHILADELPHIA (1-0) in the 2023 premiere of Amazon’s Thursday Night Football (8:15 PM ET, Prime Video), some will call it a linebacker-room reunion. That’s because MIKE SIRAVO, the Vikings’ inside linebackers coach, returns to Lincoln Financial Field for the first time since 2016, when he coached future Pro Bowler HAASON REDDICK at Temple. Siravo and the Owls’ coaching staff helped Reddick rise from walk-on to first-round draft choice. A cornerback, linebacker and defensive lineman in college, Reddick starred at Haddon Heights (N.J.) High School, just nine miles from where he’ll play Thursday. Reddick and Siravo first reunited in 2021, when Reddick recorded 11 sacks under Siravo’s tutelage with the Carolina Panthers.
9. TREND TIME: The NFL has scheduled a pair of games on Monday Night Football this week. First, NEW ORLEANS (1-0) travels to CAROLINA (0-1) for an NFC South showdown (7:15 PM ET, ESPN). Then, CLEVELAND (1-0) and PITTSBURGH (0-1) close the evening at Acrisure Stadium (8:15 PM ET, ABC).
- Pittsburgh has 52 wins on Monday Night Football, tied with SAN FRANCISCO for most in NFL history.
- Monday also features two phenomenal pass-rushers from the NFL Draft Class of 2017: Browns defensive end MYLES GARRETT (selected No. 1 overall) and T.J. WATT (No. 30 overall). Since entering the league in 2017, Watt ranks first in the NFL with 80.5 sacks while Garrett (75.5) is tied for second with AARON DONALD.
- BRYCE YOUNG, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, is expected to make his first career home start for the Panthers. On the defensive side of the ball, the New Orleans-Carolina matchup also features two of the five active players with 100-or-more career sacks, Saints defensive end CAMERON JORDAN (116) and Panthers linebacker JUSTIN HOUSTON (111.5).
10. NEXT GEN STATS NOTE OF THE WEEK: In last week’s win, 49ers running back CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY posted a 65-yard touchdown, the third-longest carry of his career. On the play, he gained 63 yards after initial contact and covered 82 overall yards before breaking the plane. He also reached a top speed of 19.47 miles per hour, his fastest of the day.
11. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST: In a rematch of last season’s AFC Wild Card playoff at Paycor Stadium, CINCINNATI (0-1) hosts BALTIMORE (1-0) on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS). And unlike that 24-17 postseason loss in their last meeting, this time the Ravens will have a healthy LAMAR JACKSON.
- In seven career starts against Cincinnati, Jackson is 6-1, his best record against any AFC North opponent. Since Jackson entered the league in 2018, the Ravens are 0-4, including postseason, against the Bengals with any another starting quarterback.
- Jackson has won both of his career starts at Cincinnati. In those two starts, he has a combined 129.3 passer rating (six touchdown passes with one interception) and 162 rushing yards on 18 carries (9.0 avg.) with one touchdown – a 47-yard burst during his 2019 MVP season.
- Ravens kicker JUSTIN TUCKER has made 57 field goals of 50-plus yards, the third most in NFL annals. Two of his five longest career field goals have come against the Bengals. He enters this week needing one more to match SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI (58) for second in that category. Only MATT PRATER (72) has more.
- Last week in his 30th career game, Cincinnati wide receiver JA’MARR CHASE recorded five receptions for 39 yards in his 30th career game. Chase enters this week with 2,540 career receiving yards and surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer RANDY MOSS (2,527 receiving yards) for the third-most receiving yards ever by a player in his first 30 career games. Only ODELL BECKHAM JR. (3,035) and JUSTIN JEFFERSON (2,735) had more.
STEELERS DT CAM HEYWARD, WR DIONATE JOHNSON OUT FOR A WHILE WITH INJURIES
PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers will have to find a way forward without defensive tackle Cam Heyward and wide receiver Diontae Johnson.
Both are expected to miss several weeks after going down with injuries in a lopsided 30-7 loss to San Francisco on Sunday.
Heyward, a 13-year veteran, will have surgery for a groin injury and is out indefinitely. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin did not put a timeline on Heyward’s absence, saying he’d have a better idea after the surgery.
With Heyward out, Pittsburgh will turn to younger players such as DeMarvin Leal, Isaiahh Loudermilk and rookie Keeanu Benton when the Steelers host Cleveland (1-0) next Monday night.
“Losing Cam is significant but that’s what team is about,” Tomlin said. “Replacing Cam is not a one-man job, it’s a multiple-man job and it’s a coach’s job because it changes schematics when you lose a (capable) player.”
Johnson, the team’s leading receiver each of the past three years, is also expected to miss at least one game with a right hamstring injury. Tomlin said the team is still waiting for the results of an MRI scan before making an estimation on how long they will be without the five-year veteran.
Allen Robinson, acquired by the Steelers in a trade during the offseason, figures to take on a larger role after catching five passes for 64 yards against the 49ers.
“He’s a steady presence,” Tomlin said of Robinson. “He’s a professional, he’s highly competitive.”
Pittsburgh will also likely promote wide receiver Gunner Olszewski to the active roster after he was inactive against San Francisco.
Tight end Pat Freiermuth (chest) and right tackle Chuks Okorafor (concussion protocol) will be limited early in the week, but Tomlin is optimistic they will be available against Cleveland.
The Steelers are smarting after getting drilled by the 49ers, a game in which they allowed 188 yards rushing and didn’t earn a first down until late in the second quarter when they were already trailing by 20 points.
“You’ve got to carry that stench for a while when you have a performance like that,” Tomlin said.
Pittsburgh faces another physical test against the Browns, who pummeled Cincinnati 24-3 by controlling both sides of the line of scrimmage.
“We won’t overreact, we won’t have a knee-jerk reaction but it does (require) our attention and our time,” Tomlin said.
While there were some positives to be taken from the opener, Tomlin isn’t in the mood to make them public.
“We’re not looking to feel good about ourselves,” he said. “We’re looking to get right.”
EAGLES, VIKINGS BOTH AIMING TO CLEAN THINGS UP IN WEEK 2
The Philadelphia Eagles will try to stay unbeaten when they welcome the Minnesota Vikings to town for their home opener on Thursday night.
Philadelphia (1-0) is coming off a 25-20 win against the New England Patriots on Sunday afternoon. It was far from a perfect performance for the Eagles, but they jumped out to a 16-0 lead and held on for a narrow victory.
Now they will try to fix their mistakes on short rest against the Vikings.
“Was it our cleanest opportunity? No,” Eagles coach Nick Sirianni said. “We’ve got a lot of things to clean up.”
So does Minnesota (0-1), which lost its season opener 20-17 at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Vikings committed three turnovers and had several costly penalties, including one on fourth down that extended a Buccaneers drive and led to a touchdown.
“We beat ourselves,” Minnesota running back Alexander Mattison said.
That was in front of a friendly home crowd. The Vikings now must find their footing in front of a passionate fan base in Philadelphia.
Vikings tight end T.J. Hockenson offered simple advice for some of his teammates who will play in front of Eagles fans for the first time.
“Be ready,” Hockenson said. “It’s a hostile place to play. You walk out of the tunnels, and there’s things being thrown at you and a lot of stuff happening in that stadium.”
The top concern for the Vikings is the Eagles’ personnel.
Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts is looking for a better performance after completing 22 of 33 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown in Week 1. He also rushed nine times for 37 yards but had a costly fumble in the fourth quarter.
Hurts said the season opener offered an opportunity to grow.
“We all have standards,” Hurts said. “I have standards that are very high. I think the reality is, I’ve never reported to the standards of other people or the expectations of other people, or their opinions. We’re centrally focused on the things that we can control.”
A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith tied for the team lead with seven catches apiece, with Smith grabbing the lone touchdown pass from Hurts. They will go up against a Vikings team that has similar faces from last year but plays a different style under first-year defensive coordinator Brian Flores.
“Everything is different,” Hurts said. “They’re coached by a really good coach, and they’ve always had great players.”
Meanwhile, Minnesota will match up against an Eagles defense that has added a top rookie in defensive tackle Jalen Carter. He bolsters a defensive front that includes Jordan Davis, Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham and others.
According to NFL Next Gen Stats, Carter’s pass-rush get-off time was 0.68 seconds, which ranked first among defensive players with a minimum of 15 pass rushes in Week 1. He had a sack and six pressures — the most by a rookie defensive tackle since 2019.
Minnesota’s offensive line is already banged up as it prepares for Carter and Co.
Vikings center Garrett Bradbury (back) had yet to practice as of Tuesday. Meanwhile, tackle Christian Darrisaw (ankle) was listed as a limited participant.
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins will have to be wary of the Eagles’ pass rush as he looks for opportunities downfield. His top target is Justin Jefferson, who hauled in nine catches for 150 yards against Tampa Bay.
Philadelphia listed Cox, safety Reed Blankenship and running back Kenneth Gainwell as having rib injuries. Cornerback James Bradberry (concussion protocol) was also on the injury report.
BENGALS RELEASE OT LA’EL COLLINS OFF PUP LIST
The Cincinnati Bengals released veteran offensive tackle La’el Collins off the physically unable to perform list on Tuesday.
Collins suffered torn ligaments in his left knee late last season in a game against the New England Patriots. He was placed on the PUP list before the start of training camp.
In the meantime, the Bengals moved forward with newly-signed Orlando Brown Jr. to be their starting left tackle while shifting Jonah Williams to right tackle.
Collins, 30, spent just one season in Cincinnati, starting 15 games last year. He started 71 of 74 games played for the Dallas Cowboys in 2015-21, missing the 2020 season with multiple injuries suffered in a car accident.
EX-NFL MEDIA JOURNALIST SUES LEAGUE ALLEGING LONGSTANDING INSTITUTIONAL DISCRIMINATION
A former NFL Media journalist is accusing the league of refusing to address what he calls longstanding institutional discrimination and said his contract was not renewed because he repeatedly voiced concerns regarding equity and racial injustice.
In making his allegations in a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed in federal court in New York City on Tuesday, Jim Trotter also cited Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula as making racially insensitive comments. Trotter said the concerns he raised with league executives, including NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, regarding these comments and the lack of diversity among NFL Media employees fell on deaf ears.
“The NFL has claimed it wants to be held accountable regarding diversity, equity and inclusion. I tried to do so, and it cost me my job,” Trotter said in a statement released by his law firm, Wigdor. “I’m filing this lawsuit because I can’t complain about things that are wrong if I’m unwilling to fight for what is right.”
Trotter is Black, and now works for The Athletic after previously being a reporter for the NFL Network, before his contract was not renewed following the 2022 season.
The NFL issued a statement disputing Trotter’s allegations.
“We share Jim Trotter’s passion for quality journalism created in and supported by a diverse and inclusive environment,” the NFL said. “We take his concerns seriously, but strongly dispute his specific allegations, particularly those made against his dedicated colleagues at NFL Media.”
The NFL said Trotter’s contract was not renewed as a result of business decisions made to address “a challenging economy and a changing media environment.”
Pegula also said in a statement that the allegation against him is false. “I am horrified that anyone would connect me to an allegation of this kind,” he said. “Racism has no place in our society and I am personally disgusted that my name is associated with this complaint.”
Trotter said he was subjected to discrimination on the basis of his race. He alleges the NFL fostered and condoned a hostile work environment by terminating him.
And he is seeking to have a court-ordered monitor put in place to investigate and review the NFL’s policies and implement necessary changes on its hiring, retention and advancement of Black employees throughout its organization.
EX-NFL RECEIVER MIKE WILLIAMS DIES 2 WEEKS AFTER BEING INJURED IN CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL receiver Mike Williams, who was injured in a construction accident two weeks ago and later put on a ventilator, died Tuesday, his agent said. He was 36.
Williams, who played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Buffalo Bills from 2010-14, died at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, agent Hadley Engelhard said.
Williams was injured at a construction site in Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa, and removed from life support on Thursday, the Tampa Bay Times reported. The newspaper quoted the mother of Williams’ 8-year-old daughter as saying he was partially paralyzed in the accident.
Williams was a fourth-round draft pick of the Bucs in 2010 following a standout college career at Syracuse. He had 65 receptions for 964 yards and 11 touchdowns as a rookie and started 52 of the 54 games he appeared in over four seasons with Tampa Bay.
The native of Buffalo was traded to his hometown team in 2014. He played nine games, finishing with eight catches for 142 yards and one TD in his lone season with the Bills.
Williams was last on a NFL roster during a portion of the 2016 offseason with the Kansas City Chiefs. He ended his career with 223 receptions for 3,089 yards and 26 TDs in 63 games.
SEAHAWKS SIGN 41-YEAR-OLD JASON PETERS
Injuries impacting the offensive line led to the Seahawks signing 41-year-old Jason Peters to the practice squad on Tuesday.
Peters’ agent confirmed the signing, which first was reported Monday night.
Seattle ended the Week 1 loss to the Rams with starting offensive tackles Charles Cross, selected No. 9 overall by Seattle in the 2022 draft, and Abe Lucas, a third-rounder in 2022, dealing with injuries. Cross has a toe injury and Lucas is being evaluated due to what head coach Pete Carroll said Monday was an “old knee injury.”
Peters has played in 18 seasons since entering the NFL in 2004 after being undrafted out of Arkansas.
The nine-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time All-Pro previously suited up for the Buffalo Bills (2004-08), Philadelphia Eagles (2009-20), Chicago Bears (2021) and Dallas Cowboys (2022). He played in 10 games (one start) last season with the Cowboys.
A Super Bowl champion with the Eagles during the 2017 season, Peters has started 219 of the 238 career games in which he has appeared. He was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s All-Decade Team for the 2010s.
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UCONN LOSES ITS STARTING QUARTERBACK TO INJURY FOR THE 2ND STRAIGHT SEASON
UConn starting quarterback Joe Fagnano will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a shoulder injury in the Huskies loss to Georgia State, coach Jim Mora announced Tuesday.
Fagnano, a transfer from Maine, was injured during a designed quarterback run in the second quarter of last Saturday’s 35-14 loss in Atlanta.
“It’s a fairly significant injury, we didn’t think it was that significant until they got a real good look at it with the MRI, so Friday he’s scheduled for surgery and he’s obviously pretty down about it,” Mora said.
Ta’Quan Roberson, a transfer from Penn State, will take over the starting duties for UConn (0-2), which hosts FIU on Saturday.
Roberson completed 19 of 30 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns in relief of Fagnano on Saturday night.
He returns to the starting role he lost after suffering a season-ending knee injury in UConn’s opening game a season ago.
“Now this year, the guy ahead of Ta’Quan gets hurt and now Ta’Quan gets his chance again. We have a lot of confidence in him and we’re really disappointed for Joe,” Mora said.
Zion Turner, a sophomore who started 12 games for the Huskies last season, will serve as Roberson’s backup.
ALABAMA WALK-ON FOOTBALL PLAYER ARRESTED ON SODOMY CHARGE
WEAVER, Ala. (AP) — A walk-on member of the Alabama football team has been arrested on a charge of second-degree sodomy involving a juvenile female.
Antonio Ross, 19, a freshman defensive back with the 10th-ranked Crimson Tide, was arrested at his home in Weaver on Monday after being indicted by a Calhoun County grand jury. Ross was released from Calhoun County Jail on Monday on $50,000 bond.
“Tonio Ross is no longer part of the program and has been removed from campus,” Alabama said in a statement.
The case was initially reported to and investigated by the Anniston Police Department. The juvenile, whose name and age were not released, was interviewed at Calhoun County Children’s Advocacy Center.
An attorney for Ross wasn’t immediately able to be contacted.
Ross did not see action in the Tide’s first two games.
NO. 2 MICHIGAN AIMS TO CONTINUE GOOD FORTUNE VS. BOWLING GREEN
Quarterback J.J. McCarthy and No. 2 Michigan have hit the ground running on the new season. The Wolverines will play one final tune-up before Big Ten play begins when Bowling Green visits Ann Arbor, Mich., on Saturday night.
The Wolverines handled East Carolina 30-3 and UNLV 35-7 to begin the season. They enter Week 3 carrying a 17-game home winning streak, second in the nation only to Georgia (20) now that Alabama’s 21-game streak was snapped against Texas.
In two games, McCarthy has completed a remarkable 48 of 55 passes (a nation-best 87.3 percent completion rate) for 558 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions.
“We’re two steps into the process, two games in, with J.J.,” Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said. “We’ll come back and reload for the third one, but the goal is for J.J. to be the best quarterback in the country on the best football team.”
The defense, meanwhile, ranks second in the country at 5.0 points allowed per game. Five different players had at least half a sack against UNLV.
Saturday also will mark the final game of Harbaugh’s school-imposed, three-game suspension for his role in recruiting violations. Offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Sherrone Moore will handle the head coaching duties against Bowling Green.
It was defensive coordinator Jesse Minter in charge against East Carolina, while against UNLV last week, Moore split responsibilities with special teams coach Jay Harbaugh in the first half and run game coordinator/running backs coach Mike Hart in the second.
Moore, at just 37, is seen as a rising candidate for a head coaching role. Under his guidance, Michigan won the Joe Moore Award for the best offensive line in college football in 2021 and 2022.
“As far as the opportunity from Coach, man, it’s an honor to represent this university to represent these players,” he said. “It’s really not about me, it’s about the players. That’s what it’s really about. I just want to have a chance to make sure we’re doing everything right on game day.”
Bowling Green (1-1) rebounded from a season-opening 34-24 loss at Liberty by beating FCS foe Eastern Illinois 38-15. Falcons quarterback Connor Bazelak — who faced Michigan last year while at Indiana — picked apart Eastern Illinois, completing 23 of 28 passes for 319 yards and three touchdowns.
Bowling Green coach Scot Loeffler played quarterback at Michigan from 1993-96 and coached there as a student and grad assistant before returning as the Wolverines’ quarterbacks coach 2002-07.
Loeffler said the Falcons will need to use a silent cadence in the raucous Michigan Stadium.
“You’ve got to be able to manage the environment. You’ve got to handle the crowd noise,” Loeffler said. “You’ve got to walk into there and respect that there’s 112 (thousand) people in there. But at the end of the day, after the first snap, it’s playing football. You generally start losing sight of the fans and how big the place is.”
The Falcons’ two leading receivers don’t play wideout. Tight end Harold Fannin Jr. has caught nine passes for 138 yards and a touchdown, and running back Ta’ron Keith racked up six receptions for 123 yards, all against EIU.
“This will be an amazing opportunity for our team,” Keith said. “An amazing opportunity to test where we are, an amazing opportunity for individual players to test their skills against potential NFL players, and I feel like it’s a great opportunity.”
As for advice to his younger teammates?
“They put on their clothes the same way we do,” Keith said. “Just go out and play.”
Michigan leads the all-time series 2-0, with lopsided wins in Ann Arbor in 2000 and 2010.
QB WON: OHIO STATE COMMITS TO KYLE MCCORD
Comfortable cutting the cord, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day decided to hand the keys to a full-time starting quarterback, promoting junior Kyle McCord to the top of the Buckeyes’ depth chart.
Day said Tuesday that McCord and the Buckeyes are both beneficiaries of moving ahead with an undisputed QB1. The move pushes sophomore Devin Brown to the backup role, which Day said also brings peace of mind to McCord that the job is his.
“It’s good for the team to have that distinction that Kyle is the starter,” Day said.
Ohio State is No. 6 in the latest Top 25 poll and plays Western Kentucky this week. OSU has a showdown at No. 9 Notre Dame on Sept. 23 in the first major test of the season.
McCord has completed 34 of 53 passes for 497 yards and three touchdowns with one interception.
He entered spring camp as the favorite over Brown to replace C.J. Stroud, the No. 2 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. McCord said in fall camp that he trusted Day based on his track record, which includes Justin Fields as his full-time starter prior to Stroud.
“Even though it didn’t happen right away for me, I know it’s a marathon and that if I stuck around, trusted the process, kept getting better, I’d put myself in a good position,” McCord said.
LOUISVILLE VIES TO IGNITE HIGH-OCTANE OFFENSE VS. INDIANA
It’s no surprise to see a Jeff Brohm-coached team scoring a lot of points.
His Louisville squad is lighting up the scoreboard, following up a 39-34 season-opening win at Georgia Tech on Sept. 1 by blanking FCS opponent Murray State 56-0 on Sept. 7.
The Cardinals (2-0) step up in class on Saturday with a trip to Indianapolis for a non-conference matchup with Indiana (1-1). The Hoosiers’ defense has looked very good in holding No. 6 Ohio State to 23 points and stifling FCS foe Indiana State on Sept. 8.
Louisville has shown a good run-pass balance so far. Cal transfer Jack Plummer threw for 247 yards and a touchdown against Murray State, while running back Jawhar Jordan piled up 135 yards and a pair of scores on just seven carries.
“I thought we came out and did exactly what we needed to do, which was execute better, find ways to score points and keep them out of the end zone,” Brohm said. “We have to get ready for a tough stretch of games and understand everything from here on out will be a dogfight.”
Meanwhile, the Hoosiers have shown signs of improvement after a disappointing 2022 that saw them start 3-0 and lose eight of the last nine games. After making Ohio State work for a full 60 minutes, they routed Indiana State 41-7 last week with the Sycamores’ only touchdown coming on a fumble return.
Indiana limited its punchless in-state opponent, which was blanked in its first game, to eight first downs and 93 total yards. The Hoosiers rolled up 558 total yards with quarterback Tayven Jackson completing 18 of 21 passes for 236 yards.
That was enough for Jackson to win the starting job from Brendan Sorsby. The two were battling for the job throughout the preseason and the first two games.
“It’s been hard going through a quarterback battle but that’s life,” Jackson said. “It was a relief.”
This is the first meeting of the two schools since 1986, when Indiana blanked the Cardinals 21-0. The Hoosiers own a 2-0 lead in the series.
NO. 15 KANSAS STATE LOOKS TO KEEP IT ROLLING AT MISSOURI
No. 15 Kansas State and Missouri used to be each other’s second fiercest rival — they both hate Kansas — but now they’re non-conference foes.
They’ll have a rematch of last year’s 40-12 shellacking by the Wildcats on Saturday afternoon in Columbia, Mo.
Both schools are off to 2-0 starts in 2023, although Kansas State’s two victories were more decisive. They both shut out good FCS teams in their openers, but the Wildcats’ 42-13 win over Troy was more impressive than Missouri’s 23-19 victory over Middle Tennessee.
The Blue Raiders trimmed the deficit to 23-19 after sacking quarterback Brady Cook, knocking the ball out of bounds in the end zone for a safety. The Tigers, however, were able to run out the clock to preserve the victory.
“Well, it was a lot tougher than we wanted it to be,” Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz said after the game. “(We) just didn’t take advantage of the first-half opportunities with three points in the first quarter. Obviously, it was really good at the end of the game to find a way to put it away. The defense got a stop and the offense ended the game with the ball in their hands. I thought that was positive.”
But Drinkwitz knows that the Tigers will need a better effort against Kansas State.
“I think we have all been kind of looking towards it,” he said. “It’s a big game. We have a lot to improve a lot from today in order to be competitive.”
The Tigers are balanced on offense, averaging 161.5 yards per game on the ground and 215 through the air. They rely heavily on Cody Schrader, who is averaging 111 rushing yards per game. Cook has been efficient, throwing three touchdowns and no picks in the first two games. He’s averaged 188 passing yards per game.
Kansas State, meanwhile, is rolling. The Wildcats have scored at least 40 points in four straight regular-season games, including both games this season. After whitewashing Southeast Missouri State in the opener, they faced very little drama in the second half against Troy.
The Cats jumped out to a 14-0 lead, but Troy cut it to 14-10 with less than a minute remaining in the first half. The Trojans were scheduled to get the second-half kickoff with a chance to seize control of the game.
But Will Howard engineered a five-play, 66-yard drive, capped by a 39-yard touchdown pass to Phillip Brooks with 10 seconds left to give the Wildcats a cushion. The defense then stepped up, holding Troy to minus-1 yards of total offense on the Trojans’ first three drives of the second half.
“A great win for our guys, over a really good team,” Kansas State coach Chris Klieman said after the game. “I told the guys in the locker room two things; in our first two games we are 2-0 against teams that I really believe are going (to win) eight, nine, 10 games. I think we really did a nice job against two quality opponents.”
Now the Wildcats will take to the road to try to prove it one more time.
NO. 7 PENN STATE PRESENTS CHALLENGES FOR SCORCHED ILLINOIS
Illinois brings the 125th-ranked defense into Saturday’s home game with No. 7 Penn State wounded and ready to make major changes.
Toledo put up 28 points in the season opener. In a 34-point outburst Friday night, Kansas scored touchdowns on four of its first five possessions to drop the Fighting Illini to 1-1 and send head coach Bret Bielema back to the drawing board.
“Everything’s on the table because the standard of defense in which we play it’s just unacceptable,” Illini defensive coordinator Aaron Henry said of lineup changes discussed with the coaching staff ahead of the Nittany Lions’ visit to Champaign, Ill.
“You’ve got to believe in the people around you and you’ve got to do whatever it takes to get it right. Right now we’re in the foxhole doing whatever it takes to get it right and we will.”
There’s no time for Henry to exhale. Penn State outscored West Virginia and Delaware 101-22 and has the longest active streak in the nation with nine consecutive games with 30 or more points.
Quarterback Drew Allar has been as advertised in his first two career starts with four touchdowns, no turnovers and the sixth-best completion percentage in the FBS (78.2 percent).
Allar makes his first career start Saturday at Memorial Stadium, where the Nittany Lions last lost in 2014. Illinois has won only two of the past eight meetings overall, including the nine-overtime game in 2021.
Head coach James Franklin said teams are focused on the 1-2 punch at running back, Nick Singleton and Kaytron Allen, but expects Illinois to make adjustments after seeing Allar prove he’s more than a big name. If not, Allar gets the green light to keep his foot on the gas. He’s averaging 9.62 yards per pass attempt.
“I’m going to make the first-time starting quarterback prove that he can do it. No matter what the hype has been like, he’s still got to prove that he’s done it,” Franklin said of the mindset of playing Penn State early this season. “Well now, I think the defensive coordinators moving forward, you’re in a tough, tough spot.”
The Nittany Lions average 230 rushing yards per game. Singleton has four TDs and Allen is gaining 5.3 yards per carry.
Illinois’ first-year starter Luke Altmyer survived two starts under heavy pressure as Bielema searches for the right combination on the offensive line. Altmyer made an impossible throw while being hit in the chinstrap on the game-winning drive to beat Toledo, had a 72-yard touchdown run at Kansas and was able to walk off the field after a second-half targeting penalty on Jayhawks defensive lineman Austin Booker. Booker was flagged and ejected for the third quarter spear.
“I’m very excited about where our offense can go,” Bielema said.
SHEDEUR SANDERS, NO. 18 COLORADO AIM TO KEEP ROLLING VS. COLORADO ST.
Deion Sanders has brought No. 18 Colorado to lofty heights just two games into his coaching tenure.
The Buffaloes will take aim at a 3-0 start under the new head coach when they face rival Colorado State (0-1) on Saturday in the Rocky Mountain Showdown at Boulder, Colo.
Colorado has scored impressive wins over TCU and Nebraska, and new head coach Sanders is promising more big moments are on the horizon.
But enjoy the fast start? Let it sink in?
The guy who refers to himself as “Coach Prime” has no interest in that.
“I don’t have time to enjoy the moment,” Sanders said during his Tuesday press conference. “Santa don’t have time. He got to deliver the gifts. He ain’t got time to enjoy his cookies. OK, that’s all he gets.
“I ain’t got time for that. I gotta keep it going. I gotta keep this machine going and make sure we stay on the right path.”
Quarterback Shedeur Sanders, son of the coach, has his own set of gifts, and he has displayed them in his first two outings for the Buffaloes.
Shedeur Sanders has completed 69 of 89 passes — a stellar 77.5 percent — while throwing for 903 yards and six touchdowns. He hasn’t been intercepted.
Though the younger Sanders has vaulted himself into Heisman Trophy consideration, he still has a chip on his shoulder about the preseason perception of his team by outsiders.
“We want everybody talking about Colorado,” Shedeur Sanders said. “Everyone’s talking about how they don’t believe us, so we have to be consistent.”
Shedeur Sanders accompanied his older brother, Shilo, a safety for the Buffaloes, on Shilo’s recruiting trip to Colorado State, located in Fort Collins, in December 2018. Deion Sanders said Tuesday that his sons enjoyed the trip, which occurred while Mike Bobo was Colorado State’s head coach.
Meanwhile, the Rams have dropped 24 consecutive games against ranked foes since beating then-No. 7 Colorado in 2002 during Sonny Lubick’s tenure as coach.
Colorado State has lost the past five meetings — the most recent was in 2019 — and the players understand an upset win on Saturday would rate as a major milestone.
“There’s a lot of history behind this game,” Rams linebacker Chase Wilson said of the rivalry. “It’s bigger than our team, it’s bigger than an individual. It’s been played for a while.”
Right he is. The first meeting was in 1893. The Buffaloes lead the series 67-22-2.
Colorado State quarterback Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi will start on Saturday after faring well in relief during a 50-24 home loss to Washington State to open the season on Sept. 2. The Rams had a bye last week.
Starting QB Clay Millen exited with a sprained shoulder in the second half. Fowler-Nicolosi entered and completed 13 of 20 passes for 210 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Colorado State scored 21 fourth-quarter points with Fowler-Nicolosi at the helm.
“The time is right for Bray to get an opportunity,” Rams coach Jay Norvell said. “He sparked us, drove for a couple scores. The bottom line is we’ve got to score points and be more effective, and we’ve got to be competitive and lead at that position.”
Colorado State allowed 556 total yards and 30 first downs against Washington State, and signal-caller Cameron Ward set his Cougars high with 451 passing yards. That doesn’t bode well for the Rams’ defensive unit as it tries to slow a Colorado attack averaging 40.5 points and 509.5 yards per game.
NCAA REJECTS IOWA DT NOAH SHANNON’S APPEAL OF SEASON-LONG SUSPENSION
Iowa defensive tackle Noah Shannon’s appeal of a season-long suspension was denied by the NCAA, ending his college football career.
Shannon placed bets on a University of Iowa team but not on football, head coach Kirk Ferentz said, and unlike multiple other athletes in the NCAA probe, did not break Iowa state laws that prohibit gambling before the age of 21.
“The panel that heard the appeal had an opportunity to really do something — make a decision that to me would reflect reason and also reflect the changing environment — and they failed to do so,” Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz said Tuesday.
“I am incredibly disappointed by the NCAA’s decision this weekend. Noah is an exceptional person who has been a great leader on and off the field for our program over the last five years.”
A starter in every game the past two seasons, Shannon apologized to Iowa fans, his family and teammates after the ruling was handed down.
He will step into a “non-playing role” and be put to work, as Ferentz termed it. He said Shannon’s six years in Iowa City make him an “invaluable” asset to the team.
“I made a mistake and I have taken responsibility for it,” Shannon said. “I am heartbroken that I will not be able to play alongside my brothers again, but I plan to stick with the team and support them any way that I can going forward.”
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REPORT: MAUI INVITATIONAL EXPECTED TO BE PLAYED IN HONOLULU
The Maui Invitational is expected to move to Honolulu this November as Maui continues to recover from August’s devastating wildfires, The Messenger reported Tuesday.
Tournament organizers are finalizing plans and could announce the move by week’s end, per the report.
The Lahaina Civic Center, the home for the Nov. 20-22 tournament, was not damaged in the fires but is being used by various relief organizations to assist in fire recovery. That has left organizers to look at the arena at the University of Hawaii, instead, for the Maui Invitational.
The eight teams making up this year’s tournament field are Kansas, Marquette, Purdue, Gonzaga, Syracuse, Tennessee, UCLA and Division II host Chaminade.
Per the report, several venues across the United States offered to host the tournament, but organizers want to keep it in state to help bolster both fundraising efforts and Hawaii’s economy.
The PGA Tour has not altered plans to hold the season-opening The Sentry at Kapalua, Maui, in the first week of January. Commissioner Jay Monahan said earlier that his group will follow the lead of local officials.
“We want to help be a part of the revitalization,” Monahan said Aug. 22 during his annual State of the PGA Tour news conference. “There are a lot of considerations.
“We’re committed … if we’re allowed to, if we’re invited, if we’re embraced, given all that needs to be accomplished, we will be there, 100 percent. But I think at this point right now that’s outside of our hands. Our focus is on what we can do (to help).”
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MLB ROUNDUP: MATT OLSON MAKES BRAVES HISTORY WITH 51ST HOMER
Matt Olson collected two hits, including his historic 51st home run, and the Atlanta Braves defeated the host Philadelphia Phillies 7-6 in 10 innings on Tuesday.
In the fourth inning, Olson swatted a solo shot to left, tying the single-season franchise record set by Andruw Jones in 2005. He leads the majors in homers this year.
Atlanta’s Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run homer and singled, Ronald Acuna Jr. socked a two-run homer and Eddie Rosario produced a go-ahead RBI single in the 10th inning. Rosario had three hits for the Braves, who would clinch the National League East title with a win over the Phillies on Wednesday.
Brad Hand threw a scoreless 10th and earned his first save of the season. Nick Castellanos reached third base with one out, but Brandon Marsh struck out and Johan Rojas popped out. Trea Turner contributed three hits, including a game-tying homer in the ninth inning, and two RBIs for the Phillies.
Royals 11, White Sox 10 (Game 2)
Maikel Garcia had three hits, including a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning, and Michael Massey belted a three-run home run as Kansas City edged host Chicago to earn a split of a doubleheader.
Chicago trailed 9-0 before getting on the scoreboard in the fifth inning, then erupted for eight runs in the sixth to tie the game.
Garcia gave the Royals a 10-9 lead in the seventh with his run-scoring single. Bobby Witt Jr.’s sacrifice fly in the ninth put the Royals ahead 11-9. The team needed that run, as Carlos Hernandez navigated a shaky ninth to earn his fourth save of the season and help Kansas City stop a five-game losing streak.
Yankees 4, Red Sox 1 (Game 2)
Aaron Boone earned his 500th managerial win as New York beat host Boston to complete a sweep of a day-night doubleheader.
Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run for the Yankees. New York starter Carlos Rodon (3-5) struck out nine and allowed just one run on four hits through five innings to nab the win.
The Red Sox were 0-for-15 with runners in scoring position and left 12 on base. Ceddanne Rafaela accounted for two of Boston’s hits, launching a leadoff home run in the firsth and a double.
Dodgers 11, Padres 2
Freddie Freeman had a home run among his season-high-tying four hits, Will Smith added a three-run blast and Los Angeles earned a victory over visiting San Diego.
Freeman scored a season-high four runs and drove in two. Smith had three runs and two hits and Lance Lynn (11-11) gave up two runs on five hits over seven innings as the Dodgers reduced their magic number for clinching the National League West to five.
Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a home run for the Padres. San Diego starter Michael Wacha (11-4) gave up seven runs on seven hits with three walks in four innings.
Yankees 3, Red Sox 2 (Game 1)
Kyle Higashioka had three hits and Gleyber Torres hit a go-ahead, two-run single to lead New York over host Boston in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
The Yankees batted around in a three-run sixth inning. Everson Pereira was hit by a pitch, Higashioka followed with his second hit and DJ LeMahieu lined an RBI double to left, making it a 2-1 game. Two batters later, New York took a 3-2 lead as Torres shot a two-run single inside the first base bag.
Rafael Devers hit his 30th home run of the season for the Red Sox, while Triston Casas had three hits.
White Sox 6, Royals 2 (Game 1)
Gavin Sheets delivered a two-run single in a five-run first inning and Elvis Andrus had two hits and two RBIs to lead Chicago past visiting Kansas City in the first game of a doubleheader.
A hot start put the White Sox well on their way to stopping a two-game losing streak. The first five Chicago batters reached base against Royals starter Brady Singer (8-11), who lost for the third time in four starts. He allowed six runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Eloy Jimenez and Yoan Moncada hit consecutive RBI singles to open the scoring. Sheets drove home a pair of runs two batters after Moncada, and Andrus capped the rally with a run-scoring forceout.
Cardinals 5, Orioles 2
Richie Palacios came off the bench to hit two solo home runs, helping Adam Wainwright earn career victory No. 199 as St. Louis beat host Baltimore.
Wainwright (4-11), who had been stuck on 198 wins since June 17, allowed two runs on seven hits over five innings. He struck out three and walked three.
The St. Louis veteran bested Baltimore starter John Means, who was making his first appearance since undergoing Tommy John surgery in April 2022. Means (0-1) worked five innings and gave up three runs on four hits, including a pair of solo home runs. He fanned one without issuing a walk.
Pirates 5, Nationals 1
Joshua Palacios hit a two-run homer to help Pittsburgh top visiting Washington and end a brief two-game slide.
Miguel Andujar added an RBI single, Bryan Reynolds had a run-scoring groundout and Ke’Bryan Hayes chipped in with a sacrifice fly for the Pirates. Pittsburgh starter Bailey Falter (2-8) gave up one run and four hits in six innings, with four strikeouts and one walk.
Washington starter Joan Adon (2-2) pitched four-plus innings, allowing four runs and eight hits with four strikeouts and six walks.
Reds 6, Tigers 5 (10 innings)
Tyler Stephenson knocked in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, Jonathan India and Harrison Bader drove in two runs apiece and visiting Cincinnati topped Detroit.
Alexis Diaz (9-4) picked up the win with a scoreless inning of relief for the Reds. Buck Farmer handled the 10th inning and earned his third save.
Andy Ibanez homered and drove in two runs for the Tigers, who had won three of their previous four games. Kerry Carpenter also knocked in two runs.
Rangers 6, Blue Jays 3
Robbie Grossman hit a two-run home run and visiting Texas defeated Toronto.
Corey Seager added three hits to pass 1,000 for his career and had an RBI for Texas. Davis Schneider hit a solo homer for Toronto.
The Rangers have won the first two games of the four-game series to move a half-game ahead of the Blue Jays in the American League wild-card race. Texas currently holds the second wild card.
Mets 7, Diamondbacks 4
Rookie Jose Butto combined with four relievers on a six-hitter and recorded his first career win for host New York, which beat Arizona in the second game of a four-game series.
Fellow rookie Ronny Mauricio homered for the first time while Pete Alonso hit a two-run shot and Francisco Alvarez homered in the eighth for the Mets, who improved to 5-5 this month.
Ketel Marte (triple) and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (single) each had RBI hits for the Diamondbacks, who lost for the third time in nine games. Arizona entered Tuesday 1 1/2 games ahead of the Miami Marlins and San Francisco Giants in the race for the third and final National League wild-card spot.
Brewers 3, Marlins 1
Freddy Peralta threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings after allowing a homer to open the game and veteran Josh Donaldson belted his first home run with Milwaukee to pace the Brewers over visiting Miami.
Peralta (12-8) gave up just a second-inning single after the leadoff homer by Luis Arraez to improve to 6-0 over his last nine starts. Peralta, who did not walk a batter, struck out Josh Bell to end the sixth inning, giving him nine for the game and 200 for the season.
Donaldson, signed Aug. 31 and promoted Monday after being released by the Yankees, put Milwaukee up 2-1 with his 11th homer of the season, a 426-foot solo shot to left with one out in the fourth off Edward Cabrera (6-7).
Twins 3, Rays 2
Willi Castro hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning to rally Minnesota to a win over Tampa Bay in Minneapolis.
Castro blasted his decisive drive to center off Rays starter Zack Littell (3-6), who pitched seven innings. Edouard Julien also homered for the Twins.
The Rays’ Louie Varland (4-3) tossed 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, and Jhoan Duran pitched a perfect ninth for his 26th save. Rene Pinto homered for Tampa Bay, which saw Yandy Diaz exit due to a testicular contusion. Diaz is day-to-day.
Athletics 6, Astros 2
Shea Langeliers clubbed a two-run home run in the first inning and visiting Oakland claimed a surprising series victory over Houston.
Oakland entered the series having lost nine of 10 games against the Astros this season. The Athletics jumped out to a 3-0 lead against Houston right-hander Justin Verlander (11-8) and casually pulled away to set the stage for a possible three-game sweep on Wednesday.
A’s left-hander JP Sears (5-11) produced a quality start, limiting the Astros to two runs on five hits over six innings. He surrendered a run-scoring groundout to Kyle Tucker in the bottom of the first and an RBI double to Jeremy Pena in the fifth, but otherwise he was sharp.
Rockies 6, Cubs 4
Kris Bryant homered among his two hits, Elias Diaz contributed three hits and Colorado beat Chicago in Denver.
Brenton Doyle added two hits, Jake Bird (3-3) got the win in relief and Justin Lawrence put two on with two outs in the ninth before striking out Nico Hoerner to earn his 11th save of the season for Colorado.
Seiya Suzuki homered and finished with three hits and Dansby Swanson and Hoerner each had two hits for Chicago. The Cubs missed a chance to get within a half-game of Philadelphia for the first National League wild card and fell four games behind first-place Milwaukee in the NL Central.
Mariners 8, Angels 0
Rookie Bryan Woo pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings and Eugenio Suarez homered as Seattle snapped a four-game losing streak with a victory against visiting Los Angeles.
Woo (3-4) allowed four hits, didn’t walk a batter and struck out eight, one shy of his career high. Relievers Eduard Bazardo and Dominic Leone combined for 3 1/3 perfect innings.
Angels left-hander Patrick Sandoval (7-13) remained winless — 0-5 — in nine career starts against Seattle. He allowed eight runs (five earned) on 10 hits in five innings.
Guardians 3, Giants 1
Tyler Freeman broke a tie with a two-out, two-run single in the sixth inning, Cal Quantrill limited San Francisco to one run through six frames and visiting Cleveland evened a three-game interleague series.
Quantrill, a former Stanford star making his first start in San Francisco, combined with three relievers on a six-hitter while ending the Giants’ four-game winning streak.
After a solo home run from the Giants’ Blake Sabol — his 13th long ball of the season — offset Kole Calhoun’s first-inning RBI groundout, the Guardians pushed across the difference-making runs in the sixth.
RANGERS OVERCOME SCHERZER’S EARLY EXIT TO BEAT BLUE JAYS 6-3, LEAPFROG TORONTO IN WILD CARD
TORONTO (AP) Robbie Grossman hit a two-run home run, Max Scherzer pitched 5 1/3 shutout innings before leaving because of a right triceps spasm and the Texas Rangers beat Toronto 6-3 on Tuesday night, leapfrogging the Blue Jays in the AL wild-card race.
Corey Seager had three hits, drove in a run and scored twice as the Rangers (80-64) won their fourth straight and clinched the season series against Toronto (80-65) with two games remaining. Seager finished 3 for 4 with an intentional walk.
Scherzer (13-6) snapped a four-start winless streak. The three-time Cy Young Award winner allowed three hits, walked one and struck out two. He threw 73 pitches, 49 for strikes.
“We needed a good team win and we got it,” Scherzer said.
Manager Bruce Bochy and the trainer came to the mound in the sixth inning after Scherzer felt discomfort on his first pitch to Bo Bichette. Following a brief discussion, a frustrated-looking Scherzer walked off and was replaced by right-hander José Leclerc.
Scherzer said he began feeling tightness while warming up for the sixth and hoped it would pass
“When I threw that first curveball to Bichette, it just felt like a charley horse,” Scherzer said.
Scherzer attempted to deliver two warm up pitches but wasn’t able to do so.
“When I got on the mound and was trying to go through my motion, I could just tell it didn’t release,” Scherzer said of his sore muscle. “I could feel I just wasn’t going to be able to throw another baseball.”
Ranger manager Bruce Bochy said he preferred a cautious approach rather than asking Scherzer to continue.
“We did not want him to pitch through it,” Bochy said. “We were not going to take any chances there. It’s too bad because he really had good stuff.”
Bochy said Scherzer will undergo an MRI on Wednesday.
Scherzer allowed a season-high seven earned runs in his previous outing, a loss to Houston last Wednesday.
Leclerc pitched one inning, Brock Burke got one out, Chris Stratton worked 1 1/3 innings and Aroldis Chapman gave up rookie Davis Schneider’s solo home run in the ninth.
Schneider’s home run was his eighth.
Five of Toronto’s seven hits were for extra-bases but the Blue Jays went 1 for 6 with runners in scoring position.
“We just haven’t really strung the hits in a row together so far,” manager John Schneider said.
Blue Jays left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu (3-3) allowed three runs and five hits in six innings. He walked one and struck out five.
Texas jumped on Ryu early in the count to open the scoring in the fourth. Seager’s leadoff single on the first pitch of the inning was the 1,000th hit of his career. Grossman followed with a first-pitch home run, his ninth.
Seager hit a leadoff double in the sixth and scored on Jonah Heim’s sacrifice fly.
Leody Taveras and pinch-hitter Josh Smith hit back-to-back doubles off Yimi García in the seventh. Left-hander Tim Mayza came on to face Seager, who made it 5-0 with an RBI double.
Blue Jays infielder Cavan Biggio hit an RBI single off Burke in the seventh, and pinch hitter Ernie Clement drove in a second Toronto run with a groundout.
Ranger outfielder Travis Jankowski made it 6-2 with an RBI single off Trevor Richards in the eighth.
Blue Jays: Toronto put Brandon Belt (back spasms) on the 10-day IL and recalled OF Nathan Lukes from Triple-A Buffalo. Belt started at DH Monday, his first appearance since Sept. 2 after missing time because of a sore back and an illness, but exited because of back spasms after striking out twice in two at-bats.
ON THE DOUBLE
Seager had two doubles, raising his AL-leading total to 39.
INSULT AND INJURY
Blue Jays 1B Spencer Horwitz struck out swinging in the fourth on a pitch from Scherzer that broke in and hit the left-handed rookie on his back knee.
Toronto LHP Yusei Kikuchi (9-5, 3.57 ERA) is scheduled to start Wednesday against Rangers LHP Jordan Montgomery (8-11, 3.62).
REPORT: METS HIRING DAVID STEARNS AS PRESIDENT OF BASEBALL OPERATIONS
The New York Mets are hiring David Stearns as president of baseball operations, sources told Jeff Passan of ESPN.
The 38-year-old Manhattan native is signing a five-year contract to take over the team he grew up cheering for, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.
He is the first president of baseball operations in Mets history, ranking him above general manager Billy Eppler, who will remain with the team as second in command of baseball operations.
Stearns will officially begin his new role in early October upon completion of the regular season, according to Passan’s sources.
The Mets have long been connected to Stearns, who served as the Milwaukee Brewers general manager and president of baseball operations from 2015 until his resignation in October 2022. New York tried to speak with Stearns about a baseball operations position following the 2021 campaign but was denied permission by the Brewers.
Stearns, who served in an advisory role with Milwaukee this season, was allowed to begin speaking with other teams after the Aug. 1 trade deadline. He’ll take over a Mets club that has drastically underperformed this season despite owning baseball’s largest Opening Day payroll.
The Mets dealt co-aces Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander, among others, at the trade deadline and presently sit second-to-last in the NL East division at 65-78, a half-game ahead of the rebuilding Washington Nationals.
HOUSTON ROCKETS’ KEVIN PORTER JR. FRACTURED GIRLFRIEND’S VERTEBRA IN NYC ASSAULT, PROSECUTORS SAY
NEW YORK (AP) Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr.’s alleged attack on his girlfriend in a New York City hotel room left the woman with a fractured neck vertebra and a deep cut above her right eye, prosecutors revealed at his arraignment Tuesday.
Porter, 23, is charged with felony assault and strangulation in connection with the incident early Monday at the Millennium Hilton near the United Nations in Manhattan. Prosecutors said he didn’t stop until his girlfriend, former WNBA player Kysre Gondrezick, ran out into the hallway covered in blood.
Porter was not required to enter a plea during his brief court appearance.
The NBA star, who had been in police custody since his arrest around 6:45 a.m. Monday, was ordered to post $75,000 cash or obtain a $100,000 bond to secure his release. He was also ordered to stay away from Gondrezick.
“This is a serious domestic violence case,” Assistant Manhattan District Attorney Mirah Curzer said in court.
According to Curzer, Porter has a history of abusing Gondrezick, including an incident in which he rammed his car into hers.
Porter is due back in court in Manhattan on Oct. 16. The Rockets are scheduled to play a preseason game that day in San Antonio, with their regular season tipping off about two weeks later.
A message seeking comment was left with Porter’s lawyer.
In a statement Monday, the Rockets said: “We are in the process of gathering information surrounding the matter involving Kevin Porter Jr. We have no further comment at this time.”
According to a criminal complaint, Gondrezick told police that Porter punched her repeatedly in the face with a closed fist, causing an inches-long gash above the right eye, bruising and substantial pain to her face.
Gondrezick, 26, said Porter also wrapped his hands around her neck and strangled her, causing her to have difficulty breathing, redness and bruising to her neck, and loss of motion to her left arm.
Hospital testing showed that Gondrezick sustained a fracture to one of the vertebrae in her neck, the criminal complaint said.
Porter and Gondrezick started dating in February 2022, according to an anniversary message she posted on X, the social media site formerly known as Twitter.
Gondrezick, the fourth pick in the 2021 WNBA draft, played one season for the Indiana Fever and is currently a free agent. She is also an actress and model.
A message was left with Gondrezick’s management company.
Porter has played four seasons in the NBA – a tenure marked by on-court prowess and off-court problems.
Last year, Porter averaged 19.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game, earning a lucrative four-year extension with Houston, where he’d landed after wearing out his welcome in Cleveland.
In November 2020, while playing for the Cavaliers, Porter was arrested after police said they found a loaded handgun and marijuana in his car after a single-vehicle crash. Porter claimed he didn’t know the gun was there, and his charges were eventually dismissed.
Porter, a 2019 first-round draft pick from USC, was traded from Cleveland to Houston a few months later after he reportedly blew up at the Cavaliers’ general manager after finding out that his locker had been moved to make room for a newly acquired player.
In April 2021, the NBA fined Porter $50,000 for violating the league’s COVID-19 health and safety rules by visiting a Miami strip club. In January 2022, the Rockets suspended Porter for a game after then-coach Stephen Silas said the player had a “spirited debate” and “lost his temper” at halftime.
AVALANCHE AGREE TO TERMS WITH FORWARD TOMAS TATAR ON A 1-YEAR CONTRACT
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche agreed to terms Tuesday with forward Tomas Tatar on a one-year contract worth $1.5 million.
Tatar, 32, was considered among the top NHL free agents still available late in the offseason. He joins a retooled Colorado roster with the likes of New Jersey teammate Miles Wood and former Montreal forward Jonathan Drouin, added with captain Gabriel Landeskog out for the season following another knee surgery.
The native of Slovakia has 455 points in 783 regular-season NHL games. Tatar helped Vegas reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2018 and had 48 points last season with the Devils.
DEFENSEMAN TOREY KRUG INJURED HIS RIGHT FOOT WHILE TRAINING FOR THE COMING SEASON, BLUES SAY
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Blues defenseman Torey Krug injured his right foot while training for the coming NHL season, general manager Doug Armstrong announced Tuesday.
The Blues did not reveal how long they expect the 32-year-old to be sidelined, other than to say Krug is expected to be reevaluated Oct. 1.
St. Louis opens the season Oct. 12 at Dallas. Krug’s injury is a pre-training camp blow to the organization that’s attempting to return to the playoffs quickly after a rare down season and trading away Stanley Cup-winning forwards Vladimir Tarasenko and Ryan O’Reilly.
Krug is going into his fourth season with the Blues since signing a seven-year, $45.5 million contract in 2020. The former Boston Bruins defenseman has 112 points in 185 regular-season and playoff games with St. Louis.
If Krug misses time early in the season, it would create a spot for one of the Blues’ young defensemen, either Tyler Tucker or Scott Perunovich, to get a regular role on a blue line that includes veterans Colton Parayko, Justin Faulk, Marco Scandella Nick Leddy and Robert Bortuzzo.
ACES OPEN PLAYOFFS VS. SKY IN MATCHUP OF PAST TWO CHAMPIONS
The Las Vegas Aces will begin their defense of their WNBA crown when they host the Chicago Sky on Wednesday night in the first contest of a three-game, first-round playoff series.
The top-seeded Aces will host Games 1 and 2. If a third game is necessary, it will be played in Chicago on Sept. 20.
Las Vegas (34-6) set an WNBA record for victories during a dominating season in which it scored at least 100 points on 11 occasions and posted a record 25 double-digit victories.
The Aces enter the postseason with momentum after winning their past four games.
“If you had said 34-6 to me back in May, I would have jumped at that in a second,” Las Vegas coach Becky Hammon told reporters. “And here we are. The amount of energy and effort (the players) put into being professionals, their approach to the game — they were so good.”
The Aces swept the three-game regular-season series against the eighth-seeded Sky (18-22). Las Vegas won the matchups by an average of 10.7 points.
Chicago, which won the 2021 WNBA title, finished the season strong with three straight victories and five in six games.
Courtney Williams had 23 points, a career-best 16 rebounds and a career-high-tying 13 assists as the Sky beat the host Connecticut Sun 102-91 in overtime in Sunday’s regular-season finale. It was her second career triple-double and the sixth in franchise history.
Williams isn’t too concerned about Chicago’s underdog status in the series.
“It’s a different game,” Williams said. “The playoffs are a whole other ball game. It’s pretty much 0-0.”
Three-time All-Star Kahleah Copper was WNBA Finals MVP when Chicago won the 2021 title. She is the Sky’s leading scorer with a career-best 18.7 points per game, but she missed the regular-season finale due to a toe injury.
The Aces are led by two-time WNBA MVP A’ja Wilson, who is a leading candidate again this season after averaging 22.8 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.
Las Vegas has three other All-Stars on the roster in Kelsey Plum (18.7 ppg), Jackie Young (17.6) and Chelsea Gray (15.3 points, 7.3 assists per game). Gray was WNBA Finals MVP last season.
The Aces completed the regular season with a 100-85 home win over the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday. Wilson scored 36 points and Plum added 30.
“Forget everything that happened in the regular season,” Plum said. “You have to treat it as a one-and-done type of thing in terms of our sense of urgency.”
The Los Angeles Sparks (2001-02) are the most recent team to repeat as WNBA champions.
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FORMER NO. 1 TENNIS PLAYER SIMONA HALEP GETS 4-YEAR BAN IN DOPING CASE
LONDON (AP) Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep has been suspended from professional tennis for four years for doping violations, the International Tennis Integrity Agency said Tuesday.
The 31-year-old Romanian “committed intentional anti-doping rule violations ” by failing a drug test during the 2022 U.S. Open and for irregularities in her Athlete Biological Passport, the ITIA said.
Halep, who plans to appeal the ruling, had been provisionally suspended since October 2022. The four-year ban will run to Oct. 6, 2026.
Halep reached No. 1 in the WTA rankings in 2017. She won Wimbledon in 2019, beating 23-time major champion Serena Williams in the final, a year after winning the French Open.
Halep, who had blamed contaminated nutritional supplements, plans to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
“I am continuing to train and do everything in my power to clear my name of these false allegations and return to the court,” Halep said in a statement.
She said she also will “pursue all legal remedies against the supplement company in question.”
The ITIA’s tribunal heard from Halep and her expert scientific witnesses but concluded that the player committed both offenses.
“The tribunal accepted Halep’s argument that they had taken a contaminated supplement, but determined the volume the player ingested could not have resulted in the concentration of Roxadustat found in the positive sample,” the ITIA said.
Halep’s biological passport profile had been examined by an expert panel. Such passports provide a baseline reading of substances in an athlete’s body and are considered a way to help chart doping.
The tribunal reported that “likely doping” was the explanation for the irregularities in Halep’s profile.
Halep is the most prominent tennis player to receive a ban since five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova tested positive for a newly banned substance at the 2016 Australian Open. Sharapova appealed her two-year suspension to CAS, which reduced the penalty, ruling she bore “less than significant fault” in the case and could not “be considered to be an intentional doper.”
Halep, who will be 35 when her suspension ends, said she had adjusted her nutritional supplements ahead of the 2022 hardcourt season.
“I take the rules that govern our sport very seriously and take pride in the fact I have never knowingly or intentionally used any prohibited substance,” she said in her statement. “I refused to accept their decision of a four-year ban.”
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AUTO RACING: REDDICK MOVES ON IN NASCAR PLAYOFFS, BUT REGULAR-SEASON CHAMP TRUEX HAS SOME WORK TO DO
NASCAR CUP SERIES
Bass Pro Shops Night Race
Site: Bristol, Tennessee.
Schedule: Friday, practice, 4:35 p.m., and qualifying, 5:20 p.m.; Saturday, race, 7:30 p.m. (USA).
Track: Bristol Motor Speedway.
Race distance: 500 laps, 266.5 miles.
Last year: Chris Buescher won after starting 20th.
Last race: Tyler Reddick took advantage of a late caution and fresh tires to rocket past six others in a two-lap sprint to the finish at Kansas, winning for the second time this season and assuring himself a spot in the next round of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.
Fast facts: Reddick passed team co-owner Denny Hamlin for the lead and joined Kyle Larson as drivers with secured spots in the Round of 12. … Hamlin finished second, followed by Erik Jones, Larson and defending series champion Joey Logano. … With one race remaining before the playoff field is cut down from 16, Kevin Harvick holds the 12th spot, with Martin Truex Jr., the regular-season champion, seven points below the cut line. Others below the line: Bubba Wallace (-19), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (-22) and Michael McDowell (-40).
Next race: Sept. 24, Fort Worth, Texas.
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES
Food City 300
Site: Bristol, Tennessee.
Schedule: Friday, practice, 2:35 p.m., qualifying, 3:10 p.m., and race, 7:30 p.m. (USA).
Track: Bristol Motor Speedway.
Race distance: 300 laps, 159.9 miles.
Last year: Noah Gragson won his third of four straight races after starting ninth.
Last race: John Hunter Nemechek dominated, winning both early stages at Kansas and finishing with his series-best sixth victory of the year while Parker Kligerman claimed the last spot in the 12-driver playoffs when he finished fourth and Riley Herbst crashed early.
Fast facts: Nemechek led 154 of the 200 laps. … Brandon Jones finished second but needed a victory to make the postseason. Sheldon Creed finished third and Austin Hill was fifth. … Kligerman rallied after Herbst nudged him into the wall, putting him two laps down. … Sammy Smith, already in the playoffs with an early season victory at Phoenix, crashed for the seventh race in a row. … Another playoff driver, Cole Custer, crashed after hitting debris.
Next race: Sept. 23, Fort Worth, Texas.
NASCAR TRUCK SERIES
UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics
Site: Bristol, Tennessee.
Schedule: Thursday, practice, 4 p.m., qualifying, 4:35 p.m., and race, 9 p.m. (FS1).
Track: Bristol Motor Speedway.
Race distance: 200 laps, 106.6 miles.
Last year: Ty Majeski won after starting sixth.
Last race: Christian Eckes took the lead on the final restart at Kansas to lead his only two laps of the race and gain a berth in the Round of 8.
Fast facts: Eckes prevailed in a three-wide fight for the lead against Corey Heim and Zane Smith. It was his third victory of the year and the fourth of his career. … Taylor Gray finished second and Matt DiBenedetto was third but missed out on a playoff advancement by five points to 2021 series champion Ben Rhodes. … Also eliminated was three-time series champion Matt Crafton, who finished 33rd and missed advancing by 11 points.
Next race: Sept. 30, Talladega, Alabama.
Singapore Grand Prix
Site: Marina Bay, Singapore.
Schedule: Friday, practice, 5:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.; Saturday, practice, 5:30 a.m., and qualifying, 9 a.m.; Sunday, race, 8 a.m. (ESPN).
Track: Marina Bay street circuit.
Race distance: 62 laps, 191.821 miles.
Last year: Sergio Perez won after starting second.
Last race: Two-time defending series champion Max Verstappen won his record-breaking 10th consecutive Formula One race, leading a 1-2 finish for Red Bull at Monza.
Fast facts: Verstappen (12) and Perez have won all 14 races this season and 24 of the last 25. … Carlos Sainz Jr.’s third-place finish at Monza was his first podium of the season. He outran Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc in what is considered a home race for the team. … Sainz led the first 14 laps after starting on the pole, the longest any non-Red Bull driver has led a race this season. … Red Bull is eight victories from becoming the first team to sweep an F1 season.
Next race: Sept. 24, Tokyo.
Last race: Scott Dixon won at Laguna Seca, his third win of the season, all in the last four races. The six-time champion gave Chip Ganassi Racing a 1-2 finish in the standings. A week earlier, teammate Alex Palou became the first driver in 18 years to clinch the title before the final race of the season.
Next race: Next season.
NHRA DRAG RACING
Last event: Antron Brown won in Top Fuel and Ron Capps won in Funny Car in Indianapolis.
Next event: Sept. 14-17, Mohnton, Pennsylvania.
WORLD OF OUTLAWS
Next events: Sept. 15, Hanford, California, and Sept. 16, Placerville, California.
******TOP INDIANA RELEASES/NEWS*******
********INDIANA BOYS BASKETBALL*********
Ben Davis boys basketball coach Don Carlisle has been placed on leave by the school. The investigation says Carlisle is being accused of punching a 15 year old boy in gym class last month.
According to Jeannine Templeman, the chief communications officer for Ben Davis: “The safety and well-being of students and employees is a top priority, and we take misconduct allegations very seriously. Upon learning of this allegation, we immediately reported it to the Indiana Department of Child Services. We are fully cooperating with authorities throughout their investigation and will continue to do so. “The employee in question is on leave during the investigation. We respect the right to privacy and due process of everyone involved and will refrain from further comment at this time.”
COLTS SIGN 3 TO PRACTICE SQUAD; WAIVE 3 FROM PRACTICE SQUAD
Indianapolis – The Indianapolis Colts today signed center Jack Anderson, running back Tyler Goodson and tight end Jordan Murray to the practice squad and released running back Jason Huntley, tight end Johnny Lumpkin and wide receiver Mike Strachan from the practice squad.
Anderson, 6-4, 314 pounds, participated in the New York Giants’ 2023 offseason program and training camp. He has played in 14 career games (three starts) in his time with the Giants (2022-23), Philadelphia Eagles (2021-22) and Buffalo Bills (2021). Anderson was originally selected by the Bills in the seventh round (236th overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft out of Texas Tech. In 2022, he saw action in 12 games (two starts) with the Giants.
Goodson, 5-9, 197 pounds, participated in the Green Bay Packers’ 2023 offseason program and training camp. As a rookie in 2022, he spent time on the Packers’ active roster and practice squad but did not see game action. Goodson was originally signed by Green Bay as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2022. Collegiately, he played in 34 games (24 starts) at Iowa (2019-21) and compiled 533 carries for 2,551 yards (4.8 avg.) and 18 touchdowns. Goodson also registered 70 receptions for 565 yards (8.1 avg.) and one touchdown. He earned Third Team All-Big Ten honors from the league media (2021), Honorable Mention All-Big Ten recognition from the league coaches (2021), First Team All-Big Ten accolades from the league coaches and media (2020) and First Team All-Big Ten honors from the Associated Press (2020).
Murray, 6-5, 240 pounds, participated in the Houston Texans’ 2023 offseason program and training camp. He was originally signed by the Texans as an undrafted free agent on May 17, 2023. Collegiately, Murray played one season (2022) at Hawaii, where he appeared in all 13 games (five starts) and caught 10 passes for 70 yards (7.0 avg.). Prior to Hawaii, he spent four seasons (2018-21) at Missouri State, where he saw action in 42 games and compiled 99 receptions for 1,196 yards (12.1 avg.) and 11 touchdowns. Murray earned Honorable Mention All-Missouri Valley Football Conference recognition and was an MVFC All-Newcomer Team honoree in 2018.
Huntley, 5-9, 195 pounds, was signed to the team’s practice squad on August 30, 2023. He participated in the Colts’ training camp after originally signing with the team as a free agent on August 9, 2023. Huntley has played in six career games in his time with the Colts (2023), Pittsburgh Steelers (2022), Philadelphia Eagles (2020-22) and Detroit Lions (2020). He has totaled 18 carries for 70 yards (3.9 avg.), one reception and five kickoff returns for 120 yards (24.0 avg.).
Lumpkin, 6-6, 268 pounds, was signed to the team’s practice squad on August 31, 2023. He participated in the New England Patriots’ 2023 offseason program and training camp. Lumpkin originally signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2013. Collegiately, he played in 51 games at Louisiana (2018-22) and finished with 36 receptions for 408 yards (11.3 avg.) and six touchdowns. Prior to Louisiana, Lumpkin played at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College for two seasons (2016-17).
Strachan, 6-5, 225 pounds, was signed to the team’s practice squad on August 30, 2023. He played in 19 career games in three seasons (2021-23) with the Colts and compiled five receptions for 85 yards (17.0 avg.). Strachan was originally selected by the team in the seventh round (229th overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft out of Charleston.
COLTS SIGN RB JAKE FUNK TO THE 53-MAN ROSTER; SIGN G IKE BOETTGER TO THE PRACTICE SQUAD; PLACE RB EVAN HULL ON INJURED RESERVE LIST
Indianapolis –The Indianapolis Colts today signed running back Jake Funk to the 53-man roster from the practice squad and signed guard Ike Boettger to the practice squad. The team also placed running back Evan Hull on the Injured Reserve list.
Funk, 5-10, 205 pounds, has spent time on Indianapolis’ active roster and practice squad this season. He has played in 17 career games in his time with the Colts (2022-23) and Los Angeles Rams (2021-22) and has registered four carries for 15 yards (3.8 avg.), one reception for 12 yards (12.0 avg.) and three special teams tackles. Funk has also tallied four kickoff returns for 88 yards (22.0 avg.). He has appeared in three postseason contests and has compiled two carries for five yards (2.5 avg.) and one special teams stop.
Boettger, 6-6, 313 pounds, participated in the Buffalo Bills’ 2023 offseason program and training camp. He has appeared in 34 career games (17 starts) in his time with the Bills (2018-23) and Kansas City Chiefs (2018). Boettger has also started three postseason contests. He was originally signed by the Bills as an undrafted free agent on May 11, 2018, out of Iowa. In 2022, Boettger spent most of the season on the team’s Physically Unable to Perform list and saw action in one game. His last name is pronounced BUTT-gur.
Hull, 5-10, 209 pounds, saw action in Week 1 vs. Jacksonville and registered one carry for one yard and caught one pass for six yards. He was selected by the Colts in the fifth round (176th overall) of the 2023 NFL Draft. Collegiately, Hull played in 37 games (23 starts) at Northwestern (2019-22) and compiled 488 carries for 2,417 yards (5.0 avg.) and 18 touchdowns. He also registered 94 receptions for 851 yards (9.1 avg.) and four touchdowns.
ANTHONY RICHARDSON NOMINATED WEEK 1 ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Following Anthony Richardson’s Week 1 performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he was nominated for the NFL Rookie of the Week.
In his debut, Richardson completed 24 of his 37 pass attempts for 223 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He also rushed for 40 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries.
He joins wide receiver Zay Flowers (Baltimore Ravens), wide receiver Xavier Gipson (New York Jets), wide receiver Puka Nacua (Los Angeles Rams), running back Bijan Robinson (Atlanta Falcons) and defensive back Brian Branch (Detroit Lions) as nominees for the distinction.
Fans can vote for Richardson on www.nfl.com/rookies, @NFL on Twitter, and on the NFL Mobile app through Thursday at 12:00 PM ET to determine who will bring home the NFL Rookie of the Week championship belt for Week 1. The NFL Rookie of the Week will be announced Thursday on NFL Now on NFL Network and on NFL.com.
COLTS RELEASE UNOFFICIAL DEPTH CHART FOR WEEK 2 GAME VS. HOUSTON TEXANS
» WR: Michael Pittman Jr.
» LT: Bernhard Raimann, Ryan Hayes
» LG: Quenton Nelson
» C: Ryan Kelly, Wesley French
» RG: Will Fries, Josh Sills
» RT: Braden Smith, Blake Freeland
» TE: Mo Alie-Cox, Drew Ogletree
» TE: Kylen Granson, Will Mallory
» WR: Josh Downs, Isaiah McKenzie
» WR: Alec Pierce
» QB: Anthony Richardson, Gardner Minshew, Sam Ehlinger
» RB: Zack Moss, Deon Jackson, Jake Funk
- In Anthony Richardson’s NFL debut, he completed 24 of his 37 passing attempts for 223 passing yards, a touchdown and an interception. He also rushed for 40 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries.
» DE: Kwity Paye, Tyquan Lewis, Jake Martin
» DT: DeForest Buckner, Taven Bryan
» NT: Grover Stewart, Eric Johnson II, Adetomiwa Adebawore
» DE: Samson Ebukam, Dayo Odeyingbo, Isaiah Land
» WLB: Shaquille Leonard, Grant Stuard
» MLB: Zaire Franklin, Segun Olubi
» SAM: E.J. Speed, Cameron McGrone
» CB: Darrell Baker Jr., JuJu Brents
» FS: Rodney Thomas II, Trevor Denbow
» SS: Julian Blackmon, Nick Cross
» N: Kenny Moore II, Tony Brown
» CB: Dallis Flowers, Jaylon Jones
- Week 1’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars was Shaquille Leonard’s first regular season game since November 2022. He finished the game with eight combined tackles, including a tackle for loss.
» P: Rigoberto Sanchez
» PK: Matt Gay
» H: Rigoberto Sanchez
» LS: Luke Rhodes
» KR: Dallis Flowers, Isaiah McKenzie, Josh Downs
» PR: Dallis Flowers, Isaiah McKenzie, Josh Downs
OMAHA DOUBLES DEFEAT INDIANAPOLIS IN SERIES OPENER
PAPILLION, Neb. – The Omaha Storm Chasers used four eighth-inning doubles – three with two outs – to post five runs in the frame and defeat the Indianapolis Indians, 10-6, on Tuesday afternoon at Werner Park.
With the game tied 5-5, the Storm Chasers (63-71, 25-37) opened the eighth inning with back-to-back walks against Travis MacGregor (L, 1-2). Pinch hitter John Rave entered the game and doubled on a line drive with one out to drive in two and give Omaha the lead. Two batters later, Samad Taylor began a stretch of three consecutive one-run doubles to tack on insurance runs.
Nick Gonzales opened the top of the ninth against Walter Pennington (W, 7-2) with his 12th Triple-A home run of the season and his fourth dinger in his last eight games. Gonzales was one of four Indians batters with two hits in the contest, joining major league rehabber Henry Davis, Canaan Smith-Njigba and Matt Gorski.
The Indians (63-74, 30-33) began the scoring in the top of the second on Gorski’s first career Triple-A home run and never stopped, scoring in four consecutive frames and six of nine. Smith-Njigba, Grant Koch and Ryan Vilade each doubled in the third, fourth and fifth innings, respectively, to hold a two-run lead for Indianapolis even as Omaha got on the board.
With Indy leading 4-2, the Storm Chasers tied the game on a two-run double by CJ Alexander in the sixth. Gorski then countered with his own one-run double in the seventh. Omaha tied the game again on a Bubba Thompson RBI single in the bottom of the inning.
Together, the teams totaled 21 hits, 12 of which were doubles. Omaha added six stolen bases, which is the most surrendered by the Indians in a road game in Victory Field history.
The Indians and Storm Chasers continue their six-game series tomorrow night at 7:35 PM ET at Werner Park. RHP Max Castillo (5-6, 4.71) will take the mound for Omaha while Indianapolis has yet to name a starter.
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MISSED OPPORTUNITIES LEADS TO LOSS AGAINST LOYOLA
INDIANAPOLIS – In a mid-week non-conference matchup that saw the Jags without their head coach Sid van Druenen due to illness, visiting Loyola Chicago would tally three second half goals to win 5-0 on Tuesday (Sept. 12) evening.
“In the first half we did well. The chances were there but we didn’t capitalize. (The game) kind of slowed down for us when we saw them capitalize on their two chances,” stated assistant coach Arturo Rodriguez following the match. “The guys that came off the bench did well and added a little bit of life (in the second half) and we saw things from some guys that we haven’t seen.”
After both teams settled into the match, IUPUI (2-3-1) looked to get on the board first, with Logan Finnegan rattling the crossbar and Lukas Hackaa also registering a shot on goal.
However, Loyola (3-1-1) would open the scoring in the 22nd minute. Oscar Dueso sent in a low driven cross from the left wing that went all the way through the box to teammate Andrew Schweinert who slotted the ball passed a diving Lucas Morefield.
The Jags continued to look dangerous in the attack but were unable to capitalize on scoring chances.
The Ramblers would double their lead in the closing minutes of the first half. After forcing a turnover just outside the 18-yard box in the middle of the field, Medard Mikobi brought down Markus Maurer forcing the referee to award a penalty. Maurer was calm from the spot, chipping the ball down the middle after Morefield dove.
Out of the break the Jags came out on the front foot, looking to chip away at the Rambler lead. Emerson Nieto, who started the second half, was a catalyst for the IUPUI attack, generating an early chance that saw his shot sail just wide.
Shortly after, Loyola would materialize another opportunity, increasing the advantage to three just over ten minutes into the second stanza. Peter Janjic—the scorer of the third goal—would add a second to secure his brace in the 74th minute, the first in his young career.
Despite out possessing the Ramblers in the second half, the Jags were unable to break down the defense and were limited to just three shots in the second 45.
Loyola added a fifth and final goal with just 21 seconds remaining in regulation, with Ethan Young following up on Jack McFeely shot that was pushed aside by Morefield, passing it into the empty net.
IUPUI returns to Horizon League play this weekend, traveling to Robert Morris on Saturday (Sept. 16). Kickoff is set for 2:00 p.m. with the match being streamed on ESPN+.
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NO. 9 NOTRE DAME TAKING CMU SERIOUSLY WITH BUCKEYES LOOMING
The Sam Hartman era at Notre Dame couldn’t have gotten off to a much better start.
Hartman has been flawless through the first three games of the season, and he will look to continue rolling on Saturday when the ninth-ranked Fighting Irish face Central Michigan in South Bend, Ind.
After a spectacular five seasons at Wake Forest, Hartman hasn’t skipped a beat at Notre Dame (3-0). He is tied for the second-most passing touchdowns in the FBS (10) this season while throwing for the sixth-most yards (731), doing so without a single interception.
Hartman is coming off a performance in which he completed 15 of 24 passes for 286 yards and four touchdowns against North Carolina State last Saturday, propelling the Irish to a 45-24 victory.
While Hartman’s hot start has Notre Dame in position to win its first four games for the third time in the last four seasons, the Irish will be faced with their first real challenge when No. 6 Ohio State comes to town a week after the Irish’s game Saturday vs. the Chippewas (1-1).
Even though the Buckeyes are looming, Notre Dame coach Marcus Freeman knows his team can’t look past a Central Michigan squad that put up 45 points in a three-point win over New Hampshire last weekend.
“I know somebody’s going to ask about Ohio State coming up, and it doesn’t take long to put on film and understand that we have a challenge (this week),” Freeman said. “I’ve always said, ‘We get 12 guaranteed opportunities.’ So we’re down to nine, and for us to overlook any opponent would be just crazy, right?”
Freeman praised Chippewas quarterback Bert Emanuel Jr., who totaled 294 yards (193 passing, 101 rushing) and four touchdowns (two passing, two rushing) against New Hampshire.
“He’s a good leader,” Central Michigan coach Jim McElwain said of Emanuel, who was named Mid-American Conference West Division Offensive Player of the Week. “This team believes in him.”
Although the stakes are raised with a trip to Notre Dame Stadium to play a top-10 team in the nation, Emanuel said he views the Fighting Irish like any other opponent.
“It’s 100 yards, it’s still football for me,” he said. “Yeah, it’s a big crowd, great team, great history … but it’s still football at the end of the day.”
Emanuel will go against a stern Notre Dame secondary that picked off Brennan Armstrong three times in the win over the Wolfpack. The Irish have five interceptions on the season, tied for third most in the FBS.
“It’s huge to give our offense the ball in plus territory, and they end up getting 14 points off of those three interceptions,” Freeman said. “That’s a huge momentum, morale base. And I think it’s a lot of different things that go into it.”
Saturday will mark the first meeting between the teams. However, it won’t be the first trip to South Bend for McElwain, who has nearly 40 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level.
“We’re playing at Notre Dame,” he said. “It’s pretty cool. Been there three times, and it’s awesome. The history and the tradition. I’m excited to get there. Let’s go enjoy it.”
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#10 IRISH FALL TO MICHIGAN STATE IN FIRST LOSS OF SEASON, 1-0
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The No. 10 Fighting Irish men’s soccer team suffered its first defeat of the season in a hard-fought 1-0 decision against Michigan State at Alumni Stadium on Tuesday evening.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Notre Dame nearly grabbed the opening goal in the 13th minute as Eno Nto found space on the edge of the box but his effort went just over the bar to keep the match scoreless.
The Irish created another chance six minutes later. Paddy Burns sent in a low-driving cross from the left flank and Nto made an acrobatic attempt at a finish but the contact was off and the Michigan State goalie made the save.
Notre Dame continued to dictate play and kept pressing forward for the opener. In the 32nd minute KK Baffour fired a shot just wide of the near post.
Just three minutes later the Spartans scored against the run of play. A Notre Dame pass deflected off a Spartan player and the visitors capitalized on the counter to go on top 1-0 in the 35th minute of action.
Notre Dame tried to level the match in the second half, with a number of Daniel Russo attempts either going just wide or saved, but were unable to find the equalizer, as Michigan State held onto its 1-0 victory.
McFARLAND FAMILY MEN’S HEAD SOCCER COACH CHAD RILEY’S TAKE
On the performance…
“Credit to Michigan State, they played a good game and in a lot of ways they executed their game plan and we didn’t. Our performance wasn’t far off but we have to take a hard look at ourselves and see where we can improve and be ready for Friday’s game at North Carolina.”
The Irish hit the road for the first time this season with an ACC showdown in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, as they take on the Tar Heels at Dorrance Field for a 7 p.m. ET match. The contest will air on ACCNX.
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NOTRE DAME, ILLINOIS SET TO MEET IN NATION’S CAPITAL FOR CITI SHAMROCK CLASSIC ON NBC
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — After a successful weekend in St. Louis for last year’s first Citi Shamrock Classic, the marquee event is back. This time, the Irish are headed to the nation’s capital.
On Tuesday, Notre Dame — in conjunction with Citi, NBC Sports and Notre Dame Global Partnerships — announced the Irish will play Illinois on Nov. 18 in Washington D.C., as part of the second Citi Shamrock Classic (CSC). The game will tip off at Entertainment & Sports Arena, which is the home of the Washington Mystics, at 1 p.m. ET on NBC.
“We are so excited to participate in the second annual Citi Shamrock Classic after last year’s great success,” said Karen and Kevin Keyes Family Head Coach Niele Ivey. “Washington D.C. was and continues to be the starting point of so many initiatives promoting equality across our country. There is no better place to play a game like this — one that is bigger than basketball — and we cannot wait to face Illinois in another historic matchup on NBC and Peacock.”
The CSC is a nationally presented game that serves to elevate, educate and spotlight women. In addition to the game and like last year, the weekend will feature a women’s leadership luncheon focused on the intersection of women in athletics and business. Additionally, both teams will participate in a community service initiative presented by Gatorade. This year’s details have yet to be released, but last year’s game against California featured lunch keynote speaker Jackie Joyner-Kersee and a trip to the local Boys & Girls Club.
Washington D.C., is a fitting location for this year’s CSC given we are just a year past the 50th anniversary of the passing of Title IX. The federal law passed by Congress and signed on June 23, 1972 by President Richard Nixon fostered a surge in female participation in sports and paved the way for greater equality on the playing field and in the classroom.
“We’re proud to team up with Notre Dame Global Partnerships and NBC for another groundbreaking basketball event,” said Tina Davis, Interim Chief Marketing Officer of Citi. “Gender equality is a key pillar of Citi’s sports sponsorships, and we want to help ensure women and girls have equal opportunities to showcase their talents. We hope events like this help put women’s sports in front of a broader audience.”
Last year’s game was the first-ever women’s basketball game on NBC, and this year’s audience figures to be even larger. The Nov. 18 game will also lead into Notre Dame football’s home date with Wake Forest at 3:30 p.m.
“We’re looking forward to presenting the Citi Shamrock Classic for a second consecutive year and continuing to showcase the Notre Dame women’s basketball program and the excitement of women’s sports to a national audience on NBC and Peacock,” said Gary Quinn, Vice President, Programming, NBC Sports. “With Notre Dame football’s final home game of the season later that day on NBC and Peacock, NBC Sports will present a must-see day for Notre Dame fans across the country.”
Game tickets for the Citi Shamrock Classic will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, September 28th on this website with a presale available for Citi cardmembers https://eventsdc.com/events/citi-shamrock-classic
Notre Dame used to frequent the Nation’s Capital during its BIG EAST days, but the Irish have not been back to Washington since January 2012 prior to joining the ACC. Notre Dame is 1-4 all-time against Illinois, with the last meeting having been in 1999.
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SOCCER’S MOSER NAMED MAC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
CLEVELAND – – For her spectacular play last week, redshirt junior goalkeeper Bethany Moser has been named the Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Moser, who earns the honor for the second time in her career, led all MAC keepers with a 0.56 goals against average and a .875 save percentage last week. She registered seven saves on eight shots on goal, with the only blemish coming against a strong Vanderbilt (Sept. 7) squad.
In fact, she held Vanderbilt scoreless until the 88th minute Thursday, while combining for a shutout in Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Austin Peay (Sept. 10). She played the first 70:49 in goal and made all three saves to earn the win over the Governors.
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SYCAMORES BATTLE FOR THE VICTORY BELL THIS WEEK AT BALL STATE
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State remains in-state this weekend as the Sycamores hit the road to Muncie, Ind. to continue the battle for the Victory Bell as ISU takes on Ball State on Saturday afternoon. Kickoff inside Scheumann Stadium is set for 2 p.m. with the game set to be carried live on ESPN+ and 105.5 The Legend.
Victory Bell History
Indiana State and Ball State are back in the battle for the Blue Key Victory Bell this weekend as the Sycamores take on the Cardinals in what was once an annual battle for the trophy between the programs. The two schools met regularly between 1924 and 1991 but sporadically since that season. The Victory Bell came into being in the 1940 season when the Blue Key chapters at both Indiana State and Ball State agreed to donate a bell to the winner of the football game between the two schools. The bell has resided in the Indiana State football offices since 2014 when ISU topped Ball State in Muncie, 27-20, in the program’s first win in the series since 1987.
The series has seen history between the teams with competition held in Terre Haute, Muncie, and including a five-year stint played at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis from 1984-89. Since 2002, all games have been held in Muncie following Ball State remaining in Division I-A, while ISU moved down to Division I-AA (now FCS).
ISU’s Last Win in the Series
The Indiana State football team used an attacking style of play to recover from an early deficit and made a fourth quarter defensive stand as time expired to earn a thrilling 27-20 road victory over Ball State in front of 15,860 fans inside Scheumann Stadium. The win returned to Blue Key Victory Bell to Terre Haute for the first time since 1987. The Sycamores were led by strong quarterback play in the contest as Mike Perish went 25-of-43 through the air for 317 yards and three touchdowns, while Gary Owens was the top target with seven catches for 107 yards. Kyani Harris was the difference-maker down the stretch with the game-winning 28-yard grab with just under four minutes remaining in the contest.
Turnovers were key in the contest with Connor Underwood wreaking havoc in the backfield on his way to a career-game. The Sycamore posted 12 tackles, 2.5 tackles-for-loss, and 1.5 sacks on the day while adding a fumble recovery and a pass breakup. The Sycamores special teams also played a key role in the field position battle in the win. The ISU victory marked the last time the two programs have competed against each other and marked the Sycamores’ first win in Muncie since 1982 and first win over an FBS opponent since 2011.
Blackwell’s Hot Start
Maddix Blackwell has continued to make a name for himself in the 2023 season as the redshirt sophomore had made the second-year leap to lead the Sycamore defense this season. The Bloomington, Ind. native sits among the FCS leaders in both tackles (20), tackles per game (10.0), and solo tackles per game (5.5), while also sitting among the leaders in interceptions (1) and defensive touchdowns (1).
Pressed into a starting role as a freshman in 2022, Blackwell lined up primarily in the nickelback role before taking on a recurring spot as a safety. He thrived in the role finishing fourth overall on the team in total tackles (51.0), while adding 4.0 tackles-for-loss and six pass breakups over the season.
Heading into 2023, Blackwell was slotted in as one of the Sycamore starters in the safety role and he has continued to produce. With All-American Rylan Cole still out as he continues his recovery from surgery, Blackwell has taken a leadership role on the team finishing as the program’s leading tackler over the first two contests, while impacting the team with a role in both turnovers generated by the defense. He’s produced 110 turnover yards on the year following a 35-yard interception return in the opener against EIU, while his 75-yard fumble recovery scoop-and-score at Indiana led to Indiana State’s first points of the 2023 season.
Sycamore Keys to Win
Indiana State has had a number of trends work in their favor during the Mallory coaching era that could be seen as keys to winning on Saturday afternoon. The Sycamores have posted winning records when scoring first, leading at the half, posting more rushing yards, and forcing more turnovers. Indiana State also has a favorable record when keeping the game close within three points or fewer.
The Sycamores are 14-8 when scoring first since the 2017 season and 14-1 overall when leading at the half as Indiana State has been successful in protecting a lead. ISU’s ability to run the ball has been key to their efforts with a 16-8 mark when posting more rushing yards than their opponents. Winning the turnover battle is always a key to the game with ISU sitting 11-6 in forcing more opponent miscues on the year. The Sycamores are also key when keeping the game close with a 5-4 mark in games decided by three points or fewer.
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FUJIOKA’S GOAL LIFTS ‘DONS OVER CHICAGO STATE
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Soshi Fujioka had the lone goal of Tuesday (Sept. 12) night’s match between Purdue Fort Wayne and Chicago State at the Hefner Soccer Complex. As the ball came into the box, a Chicago State defender attempted to clear the ball away, but Fujioka managed to corral the ball and put it on goal.
Shots on goal were even at two through 70 minutes. Danny Salazar made both saves for the Mastodons while Chicago State’s Joseph Deitering did the same.
Fujioka had three shots on goal in the match, including his game winning goal. Seth Mahlmeister and Marco Valencia each had a shot on goal as well, but were turned away. Mahlmeister’s came on a free kick from Luke Morrell, but he wasn’t able to slot it past the Chicago State keeper.
It’s the first goal of the season for Fujioka. The senior from Tokyo is the sixth different goal scorer for the ‘Dons so far this season. In fact, Purdue Fort Wayne has had six goal this season, all from different players.
Tuesday’s shutout is the second straight shutout for the ‘Dons after blanking Milwaukee 3-0 on Saturday.
The Mastodons improve to 2-2-1 this season and are undefeated in their last three matches. Chicago State falls to 2-3-1. Purdue Fort Wayne travels to Green Bay on Saturday (Sept. 16) at 7 p.m. for their second Horizon League match.
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MEN’S SOCCER RETURNS HOME FOR MIDWEEK GAME WITH LINDENWOOD
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The University of Evansville men’s soccer team will try to build a win streak on Wednesday evening against the Lindenwood Lions.
Evansville made a splash in its return to the Hoosier state on Saturday evening. The Aces had their highest offensive output of the season with four goals against the Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles where UE scored the first goal of the game for the first time this season. Senior forward Kai Phillip’s second goal of the season came in the 29th minute of the game unassisted after a breakaway down the left side. Phillip has become an offensive firestorm for Evansville in its past two games. Over 98 minutes, the senior forward has scored three goals, recorded six points, and put four shots on goal. Phillip is now second in the Missouri Valley Conference in goals per game, averaging 0.60.
The Aces will face the Lindenwood Lions in only the second game in program history. UE won the first meeting last season at Arad McCutchan Stadium with goals from Phillip and midfielder Carlos Barcia. Wednesday’s match will welcome fans and their furry friends for the first-ever Pups at the Pitch. Fans are invited to bring their pets to the match and can get free photos taken with Ace Purple at the match!
Lindenwood comes into Wednesday’s game off a 3-0 loss to Utah Tech. The Lions are led by Cole Hutson on offense as he leads the team in shots on goal with three, and is one of three players to score this On defense, Lindenwood is led by Noe Bijou with 443 minutes played and is one of four Lions to start all five matches. Lindenwood is also led by a new head coach this year in Kris Bertsch who joins the program after five seasons as an assistant coach at Saint Louis University.
Wednesday’s game will be broadcast on ESPN+ at 7 p.m. CT.
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ROSBOROUGH NAMED MVC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Evansville senior defender Rachel Rosborough (Mt. Brydges, Ontario, Canada/Strathroy District CI) garnered Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors on Tuesday after helping the Purple Aces to their third shutout of the non-conference season last week.
Rosborough logged a full 90 minutes on the field against Western Kentucky on Thursday night, and conceded just one shot from her right-back position in UE’s 0-0 draw against the Hilltoppers. It helped Evansville secure its third shutout of the non-conference season, which equals the most non-conference shutouts at UE since the 2014 season. That year, Evansville set a Missouri Valley Conference record with 13 shutouts over the course of the 2014 season.
Rosborough has played all but 27 minutes so far this season for UE in defense, and she has helped Evansville post a goals-against average of 1.00 through six matches. The Purple Aces will return to action Friday night at 6 p.m. when UE travels to Normal, Illinois to open Missouri Valley Conference play against Illinois State. Friday’s match can be seen live on ESPN+.
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EAGLES RETURN TO ACTION SATURDAY AT INDIANA STATE
EVANSVILLE, Ind.—University of Southern Indiana Men’s and Women’s Cross Country return to action Saturday when the Screaming Eagles compete at the John McNichols Invitational at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Indiana.
The men’s eight-kilometer race begins at 8 a.m. (CDT), while the women’s 6k race follows at 8:45 a.m.
Both squads are coming off first-place efforts at the season-opening Stegemoller Classic two weeks ago. Freshman Zoe Seward (Rochester, Indiana) and junior Cameron Hough (Olney, Illinois) paced the women’s squad with first and second-place finishes, respectively. Seward finished the 4k course in 13 minutes, 47.7 seconds, while Hough crossed the finish line in 14:13.8.
The Eagles had seven of the top 10 finishers, with junior Katie Winkler (Santa Claus, Indiana) and sophomore Micah Peals (Terre Haute, Indiana) finishing sixth and seventh, respectively. Senior Aubrey Swart (Noblesville, Indiana), junior Emma Thompson (Mt. Vernon, Indiana) and freshman Sara Livingston (Jasper, Indiana) rounded out the Eagles top-seven with respective finishes of eighth, ninth and 10th.
As a team, the Eagles finished with 24 points, 11 better than second-place University of Evansville, which placed three freshmen in the top five. Kentucky Wesleyan College rounded out the three-team field with 82 points.
Senior Mitchell Hopf (Santa Claus, Indiana) and red-shirt freshman Alex Nolan (Evansville, Indiana) finished first and second, respectively, to lead USI’s men at the Stegemoller Classic. Hopf finished the 6k race in 18:06.1, while Nolan finished with a time of 18:17.2.
USI placed five runners in the top eight and seven in the top 13 as they finished with 17 points. USI’s unattached team was second with 48 points, while UE and KWC were third and fourth, respectively, with 72 and 111 points.
Juniors Dylan Bland (Holland, Indiana) and Brady Terry (Philpot, Kentucky) were fourth and sixth, respectively, while red-shirt freshman Cole Hess (Cannelton, Indiana) rounded out the Eagles’ top five with an eighth-place finish.
Freshman Landen Swiney (Du Quoin, Illinois) and sophomore Mukal Verma (Palatine, Illinois) rounded out USI’s top-seven with respective placements of 12th and 13th.
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EAGLES END NON-CONFERENCE SLATE AT IUPUI
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Volleyball (4-6) looks to go into the conference season on a high note by taking on the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Jaguars in Indianapolis, Indiana on Wednesday night. The Screaming Eagles are off to their best start since joining NCAA Division I.
Information about USI Volleyball, including live stats, video, and audio broadcasts, is available on USIScreamingEagles.com.
Tickets to the IUPUI vs. USI match can be found here.
Screaming Eagles Headlines:
Eagles prove their worth. The Screaming Eagles showed the USI faithful their progress after sweeping Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Jacksonville State in the USI Invitational. USI also put up a strong fight against Bradley in a 3-2 loss.
USI Invitational All-Tournament. Juniors Paris Downing and Carly Sobieralski were named to the USI Invitational All-Tournament Team. Downing finished the three-match span with 18 kills, 12 blocks, and five digs while Sobieralski earned a tournament-high 94 assists, 33 digs, and 11 kills.
20 and Over Club. Three Eagles have earned 20 or more kills/digs this season. Senior Leah Anderson was the first when she had 20 digs in the win against New Orleans. Junior Carly Sobieralski had 23 digs in the loss to Bradley and senior Abby Bednar is the lone Eagle to have 20+ kills, nabbing 20 in the loss to Bradley.
Nearing 1,000. Junior Carly Sobieralski is just 51 assists away from earning 1,000 career assists. Sobieralski started the season at 626 assists and has truly taken over the passing game, nabbing 323 assists in just 10 matches.
Consistent Starts. Junior Carly Sobieralski has totaled 20 or more assists in all 10 matches. Senior Leah Anderson has racked up 10 or more kills in eight matches while sophomore Keira Moore has nabbed 10 or more digs in nine matches.
Double-Doubles. Three Eagles have secured double-doubles this season. Senior Abby Bednar and junior Carly Sobieralski each have earned five double-doubles while senior Leah Anderson has recorded three.
Nationally Acclaimed. Due to USI being in the DI reclassification period, the Eagles are not ranked in the NCAA statistical rankings. However, USI would be ranked 33rd in total digs (563) and 36th in digs per set (16.09) in the nation. Individually, junior Carly Sobieralski would stand 44th in assists (323).
OVC Leaderboard. USI ranks third in aces per set (1.83) while standing fourth in digs per set (16.09). opponent aces per set (1.43), and opponent hitting percentage (.181). The Eagles also ranked fifth in points per set (15.49), assists per set (10.91), kills per set (11.80), and blocks per set (1.86).
OVC Leaders. Senior Abby Bednar sits in second in points per set (4.30) and third in kills per set (3.51) and aces per set (0.51). Junior Carly Sobieralski ranks third in assists per set (9.23) while senior Leah Anderson stands in fifth in kills per set (3.46) and points per set (4.14). Junior Abby Weber and sophomore Keira Moore round out the OVC leaders with Weber being seventh in aces per set (0.45) and Moore being ninth in digs per set (3.80).
Team Leaders. Senior Abby Bednar leads the pack with 123 kills and 18 aces with senior Leah Anderson trailing close behind with 121 kills. Junior Paris Downing has nabbed 30 blocks while sophomore Keira Moore has added 133 digs. Junior Carly Sobieralski has shown true potential in the passing game, putting up 323 assists.
About IUPUI. The Jaguars come into the match 4-5 after getting swept in three matches at the South Dakota Tournament. IUPUI has earned 381 kills, 334 assists, and 67 aces with 462 digs and 41 blocks. The Jaguars are 50th in NCAA DI in aces/set (1.97). This will be the first official matchup between USI and IUPUI after both teams met up in an exhibition match last season where the Jaguars won, 3-2.
Leading the Jaguars. Grace Purichia leads the squad in three different categories with 265 assists, 17 aces, and 81 digs. Maia Long has added 99 kills while Emily Alan has produced 18 blocks to lead the Jaguars.
*******SOUTHERN INDIANA MEN’S SOCCER*******
EAGLES CLAWED BY BRUINS
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Soccer fell to Belmont University, 4-0, Tuesday night at Strassweg Field. The Screaming Eagles fall to 0-6-0, while Belmont goes to 3-1-2.
The Eagles fell behind early and trailed, 4-0, at the intermission. USI was better in the second half, blanking Belmont in the final 45 minutes and putting a pair of shots on goal.
Senior forward Zach Barton (St. Louis, Missouri) had a goal called back due to offsides at 54:38 and another hard shot on-goal at 69:50. Junior forward Robert Schoenstein (Evansville, Indiana) had USI’s first shot on-goal of the second 45 with a blast that was saved at 56:36.
USI had a 6-3 advantage in corner kicks overall, but trailed in total shots, 17-9, for the match.
NEXT UP FOR USI:
The Eagles start the second half of the four-game homestand September 19 when they former rival Northern Kentucky University at Strassweg Field. The match is slated for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
NKU is 0-2-3 in 2023 after falling to Bowling Green State University, 2-1, tonight on the road. The Norse visit Oakland University Saturday before coming to visiting USI next week.
The Eagles and Norse renewed the old GLVC-rivalry last year with NKU winning 3-2 in Highland Heights, Kentucky. NKU leads the overall series, 15-14-1, and has won the last nine match ups. USI last defeated NKU in 2003.
********SOUTHERN INDIANA WOMEN’S SOCCER********
MARKLAND NAMED OVC CO-GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Women’s Soccer sophomore goalkeeper Anna Markland (Hoover, Alabama) has been named Ohio Valley Conference co-Goalkeeper of the Week. The OVC’s weekly accolades are voted upon by the league’s communications directors.
Markland claims USI’s first OVC weekly honor of the season. In two home matches last week, Markland continued her strong debut season in goal for the Screaming Eagles. Markland earned her first career win and shutout in Southern Indiana’s 2-0 victory against Austin Peay State University last Thursday. In Sunday’s 1-1 tie against Northern Illinois University, Markland made key punch-away saves for USI, including one in the final seconds to keep the match level. Overall, for the week, Markland totaled six saves.
Starting all eight matches for Southern Indiana this season, Markland has posted a 1.30 goals-against average with 27 saves. Her GAA ranks second in the OVC while her 27 saves are sixth in the league.
Markland and the Screaming Eagles (1-5-2) will next travel to the University of Kansas City on Thursday for a 7 p.m. kickoff against the Roos. The match begins a season-long three-game road swing for Southern Indiana and is the non-conference finale before OVC play starts next week.
The matchup in Kansas City on Thursday can be seen on the Summit League Network. Additional coverage links are on the USI Women’s Soccer schedule page on usiscreamingeagles.com.
*********U OF INDY MEN’S SOCCER*********
MEN’S SOCCER DEBUTS IN COACHES POLL
KANSAS CITY – For the first time this season, the UIndy men’s soccer team was named to the United Soccer Coach poll this week. The 2-0-1 Greyhounds was named 18th in the nation going into their first weekend on GLVC conference play.
The play first at Southwest Baptist on Friday Sept.15 in Bolivar Mo. The team travel to the campus of Drury for their match against the Panthers at 3:30 on Sunday Sept. 17.
Fellow GLVC members Maryville (seventh) and Missouri-St. Louis (RV) also made the list.
|1||Franklin Pierce University||1||3-0-0|
|2||California State University-Los Angeles||4||3-0-0|
|4||Colorado State University-Pueblo||12||3-0-1|
|5||University of West Florida||8||2-0-0|
|6||Midwestern State University||7||3-0-1|
|7||Maryville University of St. Louis||10||3-0-1|
|8||California State University Chico||25||4-0-0|
|10||Southern New Hampshire University||14||3-0-1|
|13||Rogers State University||18||2-0-2|
|14||University of Colorado-Colorado Springs||20||3-0-1|
|15||Cal Poly Pomona||19||2-0-2|
|18||University of Indianapolis||NR||2-0-1|
|20||St. Mary’s University (Texas)||3||2-1-1|
|21||California State University-San Bernardino||9||2-0-2|
|22||Lincoln Memorial University||NR||3-0-1|
|23||Northeastern State University||24||1-1-2|
|24||East Stroudsburg University||RV||3-0-0|
|25||Palm Beach Atlantic University||NR||3-1-0|
********U OF INDY WOMEN’S GOLF********
DY LEADS HOST HOUNDS AT SEASON OPENER
CARMEL, Ind.—The UIndy women’s golf team opened the 2023-24 season at its own tournament Monday and Tuesday, taking sixth place at the UIndy Invitational. The 54-hole event was held at Prairie View Country Club in the northern suburb of Carmel.
INs & OUTs
The loaded field featured eight teams of the 18 teams that qualified for the 2023 NCAA DII Championships, including four quarterfinalists and national-champ Dallas Baptist.
The Greyhounds posted their best team score in Monday’s second round (295) before settling into sixth place. Midwest-rival Findlay took the team title, finishing seven strokes clear of runner-up Lynn.
Individually, junior Anci Dy finished T-3 to earn all-tournament accolades. The two-time All-American fired scores of 72-73-74 to land at +3 for the week.
Sophomore Ava Ray (+9) was just three-over herself through 36 holes, but fell back a bit Tuesday to finish at T-13. Freshman Caroline Whallon (+13) and transfer Matilda Cederholm (+13) shared 26th place in their Greyhound debut. Sophomore Alice Webb (+17) tied for 36th, one shot ahead of classmate Macey Brown in 39th.
The Greyhounds jump right back into competition as they fly to Denton, Texas for the DBU Classic Sept. 17-19.
********MARIAN WOMEN’S SOCCER*******
KNIGHTS SWEEP CROSSROADS LEAGUE WOMEN’S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
JACKSON, Mich. – After going 3-0 this past week, which included a win over (RV) Ottawa (Ariz.), the Crossroads League has announced Katie Koger and Sophie Decker as this weeks’ Women’s Soccer Offensive Player and Defensive Player of the week. This is the first time in their Marian careers earning the honor.
Katie Koger earned Offensive Player of the Week after highlighting the win against (RV) OUAZ scoring the game winner in the final 15 seconds to lift the Knights to the 3-2 victory, while also adding an assist in the win. Koger scored her second goal of the week in a 3-2 win over St. Francis (Ill.). The sophomore forward leads the team in assists with four and is second on the team in goals scored, tallying four on the season.
Sophie Decker was named Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in her young Marian career after playing a vital role from her wingback position. Decker was recognized for solid performance this week, helping guide Marian to a 3-0 record with her two goals and one assist. Decker tallied five shots on the week, with four coming on goal and scoring twice. The freshman midfielder currently holds a .667 percent shots on goal percentage and has five total points on the season.
The Knights will wrap up non-conference action hosting University of Northwestern Ohio September 13 at 12 p.m. before starting Crossroads League play September 23.
*********MARIAN MEN’S GOLF**********
MARIAN SHATTERS 54-HOLE RECORD AS KNIGHTS WIN THE PLAYER CLUB INVITATIONAL
Yorktown, Ind. – Led by Brandon Heffner’s school-record 206 winning scorecard, the Marian men’s golf team began a new era under head coach Steve Simmons with a win at the Player Club Invitational hosted by Taylor University. The Knights defeated four teams mentioned in the first NAIA Coaches Poll of the season, including No. 12 Taylor, finishing first overall in the field of 15.
The Knights dominated on the first day of the tournament, shooting a 575 (285+290) team score in the opening 36-holes to carry a four-stroke lead over Indiana Wesleyan into Tuesday’s final 18 holes. Marian finished the tournament strong, carding a 286 on the final 18 holes of the invitational to end with a team score of 861, setting a new Marian school record. The Knights’ previous team record of 874, set in 2009 (Jones, Smith, Pfund, Weber, Koors), was slashed by 12 strokes, with the team of Lane Zedrick, Nolan Potter, Luke Beetz, Weston Ogden, and Brandon Heffner etching their mark in history.
Heffner was Marian’s individual leader as he scored the tournament win with his own record-setting performance. Heffner shot a 206 for his round, carding a 67 in round one and 65 in round two, while finishing the two-day tournament with a 74. Heffner’s score of 206 for the 54 holes broke the previous mark set twice by Jay Williams by four strokes, as the junior finished 10-under-par. Heffner also tied the school’s 18-hole record with his second round score on Monday, as his eagle putt on the final hole gave him a 65, tying him with Stephen Ford and Weston Ogden in the record book.
Zedrick finished 13th in his first collegiate tournament, firing a 219 to end three strokes over par for the tournament. Zedrick shot a 73+74+72 to get to his 219 over the three rounds. Ogden finished tied for 17th with his score of 221 (75+77+70), and Beetz finished tied for 19th with a 222 (73+76+73) score. Potter would finish 25th, shooting a 223 (77+79+67) for the three rounds.
Augie Mann and Will Pruitt played as individuals outside of the team score in the win, with Mann placing 19th with his 222 (72+74+76) score, while Pruitt finished with a 224 (73+75+76) in 29th place.
In the field, Marian defeated Cornerstone’s second place score by 10 strokes, (RV) Indiana Wesleyan, No. 12 Taylor, (RV) Missouri Valley, and (RV) Northwestern Ohio. Indiana Wesleyan, Taylor, and Missouri Valley finished third through fifth, respectively.
Marian will look to keep their momentum going in two weeks as they compete in the NAIA Midwest Invitational at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois.
********MARIAN WOMEN’S GOLF*********
MARIAN WOMEN’S GOLF HAS RECORD BREAKING PERFORMANCE IN SEASON OPENING WIN
MT. JULIET, Tenn. – The Marian women’s golf team swung into action for the 2023 season, competing in the Phoenix Invitational on Monday and Tuesday this week. Marian began their season off right, as they won their first tournament of the year by a six stroke margin and having all top-20 finishes. Not only did the Knights garner the win, but they also set multiple records. The previous 18-hole and 54-hole record were shattered along with Hailey Kirkland carding her way to the lowest rounds of 18-holes and 54-holes.
Marian trailed closely behind Milligan University after day one, shooting a 582 (295+287) as to Milligan’s 576. The Knights picked it up on the final 18 holes, storming past the competition with a 280, which was 12 strokes better than the second-best score in round three. Marian finished the tournament with an 862, while Milligan finished in second with an 868, and Cumberlands in third with a 887. The Knights defeated five ranked teams along the way in claiming their victory.
Hailey Kirkland was the standout performer for the two-day event, posting consistently excellent scores. The freshman kicked off her Marian career off with a runner-up performance after finishing with a 212. Kirkland only improved over the three rounds, as she carded a 75 (36+39) in her 18 holes of play, before shooting a 71 (36+35) in round two, and finally smoking the field with a 66 (31+35) in her final round. Kirkland’s finish pushed her into the Marian record books, as she carded the lowest round of 18-holes and 54-holes.
Sidney Parmer was the next best finisher for the Knights with her sixth place finish. Parmer fired off a 74 (36+38) in her first 18 holes of the season, before finishing day one with a 37+34=71. The senior carded her best round of the tournament in the final round, as she carded a 70 (37+33) to finish with a total score of 215. Emma Weiler had a solid performance in her debut, finishing in a tie for eighth after scoring a total of 219. Weiler carded a 72 (35+37), 75 (39+36), and 72 (34+38) throughout her 54 holes of action. Marian had two more top-15 performances with Ava Hedrick and Keara Eder. Hedrick finished in 11th after turning in a score of 220 (75+73+72), while Eder fired off a 74+75+73=222. Rounding out the Knights’ lineup was MacKendzie Dresbaugh with her 224 final score, as she scored a 74+72+78 to finish in a tie for 17th.
Marian will look to ride their momentum at the Invite an Innisbrook September 25-26 in Palm Harbor, Fla.
*******SMALL COLLEGE ATHLETICS******
INDIANA WESLEYAN ATHLETICS: https://iwuwildcats.com/
EARLHAM ATHLETICS: https://goearlham.com/
WABASH ATHLETICS: https://sports.wabash.edu/
FRANKLIN ATHLETICS: https://franklingrizzlies.com/
ROSE-HULMAN ATHLETICS: https://athletics.rose-hulman.edu/
ANDERSON ATHLETICS: https://athletics.anderson.edu/landing/index
TRINE ATHLETICS: https://trinethunder.com/landing/index
BETHEL ATHLETICS: https://bupilots.com/
DEPAUW ATHLETICS: https://depauwtigers.com/
HANOVER ATHLETICS: https://athletics.hanover.edu/
MANCHESTER ATHLETICS: https://muspartans.com/
HUNTINGTON ATHLETICS: https://www.huathletics.com/
OAKLAND CITY ATHLETICS: https://gomightyoaks.com/index.aspx
ST. FRANCIS ATHLETICS: https://www.saintfranciscougars.com/landing/index
IU KOKOMO ATHLETICS: https://iukcougars.com/
IU EAST ATHLETICS: https://www.iueredwolves.com/
IU SOUTH BEND ATHLETICS: https://iusbtitans.com/
PURDUE NORTHWEST ATHLETICS: https://pnwathletics.com/
INDIANA TECH ATHLETICS: https://indianatechwarriors.com/index.aspx
GRACE COLLEGE ATHLETICS: https://gclancers.com/
ST. MARY OF THE WOODS ATHLETICS: https://smwcathletics.com/
GOSHEN COLLEGE ATHLETICS: https://goleafs.net/
HOLY CROSS ATHLETICS: https://www.hcsaints.com/index.php
TAYLOR ATHLETICS: https://www.taylortrojans.com/
VINCENNES ATHLETICS: https://govutrailblazers.com/landing/index
******MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS*******
|Baltimore||91||53||.632||–||43 – 27||48 – 26||28 – 16||20 – 8||19 – 10||8 – 2||L 1|
|Tampa Bay||89||57||.610||3||50 – 25||39 – 32||24 – 16||22 – 9||16 – 13||7 – 3||L 1|
|Toronto||80||65||.552||11.5||38 – 32||42 – 33||12 – 25||22 – 10||16 – 14||6 – 4||L 2|
|Boston||73||72||.503||18.5||37 – 37||36 – 35||21 – 20||18 – 11||14 – 15||4 – 6||L 2|
|NY Yankees||73||72||.503||18.5||39 – 36||34 – 36||18 – 26||17 – 12||19 – 13||7 – 3||W 3|
|Minnesota||76||69||.524||–||43 – 31||33 – 38||13 – 18||26 – 22||16 – 10||6 – 4||W 1|
|Cleveland||69||77||.473||7.5||36 – 36||33 – 41||14 – 14||22 – 24||14 – 15||3 – 7||W 1|
|Detroit||66||78||.458||9.5||31 – 42||35 – 36||7 – 25||30 – 16||10 – 15||6 – 4||L 1|
|Chi White Sox||56||89||.386||20||29 – 41||27 – 48||9 – 19||22 – 25||12 – 21||3 – 7||L 1|
|Kansas City||45||101||.308||31.5||26 – 46||19 – 55||7 – 23||16 – 29||6 – 19||3 – 7||W 1|
|Houston||82||64||.562||–||37 – 37||45 – 27||15 – 15||13 – 12||29 – 19||5 – 5||L 2|
|Texas||80||64||.556||1||45 – 30||35 – 34||16 – 11||19 – 10||23 – 19||5 – 5||W 4|
|Seattle||80||65||.552||1.5||40 – 30||40 – 35||13 – 18||20 – 13||25 – 13||3 – 7||W 1|
|LA Angels||68||78||.466||14||35 – 37||33 – 41||13 – 16||17 – 9||19 – 26||4 – 6||L 1|
|Oakland||46||99||.317||35.5||24 – 47||22 – 52||8 – 24||11 – 14||13 – 32||6 – 4||W 2|
|Y-Atlanta||95||50||.655||–||47 – 25||48 – 25||29 – 9||19 – 9||21 – 12||5 – 5||W 1|
|Philadelphia||79||66||.545||16||43 – 30||36 – 36||18 – 23||15 – 10||18 – 15||5 – 5||L 1|
|Miami||74||71||.510||21||40 – 32||34 – 39||21 – 22||13 – 12||14 – 17||6 – 4||L 2|
|NY Mets||66||78||.458||28.5||36 – 34||30 – 44||19 – 20||12 – 17||16 – 14||5 – 5||W 1|
|Washington||65||80||.448||30||31 – 43||34 – 37||16 – 29||13 – 15||15 – 16||3 – 7||L 1|
|Milwaukee||81||63||.563||–||42 – 28||39 – 35||14 – 10||26 – 16||13 – 19||6 – 4||W 2|
|Chi Cubs||78||68||.534||4||41 – 34||37 – 34||11 – 17||28 – 18||14 – 12||6 – 4||L 1|
|Cincinnati||75||71||.514||7||36 – 39||39 – 32||13 – 16||19 – 27||18 – 14||6 – 4||W 2|
|Pittsburgh||67||78||.462||14.5||35 – 38||32 – 40||12 – 13||21 – 25||16 – 15||5 – 5||W 1|
|St. Louis||64||81||.441||17.5||31 – 40||33 – 41||13 – 16||17 – 25||12 – 17||6 – 4||W 1|
|LA Dodgers||88||56||.611||–||48 – 25||40 – 31||17 – 14||19 – 14||27 – 13||5 – 5||W 1|
|Arizona||76||70||.521||13||38 – 35||38 – 35||14 – 16||17 – 12||27 – 23||6 – 4||L 1|
|San Francisco||74||71||.510||14.5||42 – 32||32 – 39||13 – 18||20 – 13||22 – 14||4 – 6||L 1|
|San Diego||68||78||.466||21||39 – 36||29 – 42||16 – 16||9 – 20||21 – 24||5 – 5||L 1|
|Colorado||52||92||.361||36||30 – 39||22 – 53||14 – 20||12 – 14||9 – 32||3 – 7||W 1|
*******WILD CARD STANDINGS*******
|AL Wild Card Standings|
|Tampa Bay||89||57||.610||+8.5||50-25||39-32||7-3||L 1|
|NY Yankees||73||72||.503||7.0||39-36||34-36||7-3||W 3|
|LA Angels||68||78||.466||12.5||35-37||33-41||4-6||L 1|
|Chi White Sox||56||89||.386||24.0||29-41||27-48||3-7||L 1|
|Kansas City||45||101||.308||35.5||26-46||19-55||3-7||W 1|
|NL Wild Card Standings|
|Chi Cubs||78||68||.534||+2.0||41-34||37-34||6-4||L 1|
|San Francisco||74||71||.510||1.5||42-32||32-39||4-6||L 1|
|San Diego||68||78||.466||8.0||39-36||29-42||5-5||L 1|
|NY Mets||66||78||.458||9.0||36-34||30-44||5-5||W 1|
|St. Louis||64||81||.441||11.5||31-40||33-41||6-4||W 1|
|American Football Conference|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|New York Jets||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||22||16||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Miami Dolphins||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||36||34||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|New England Patriots||0||1||0||.000||1.0||20||25||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Buffalo Bills||0||1||0||.000||1.0||16||22||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Las Vegas Raiders||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||17||16||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Kansas City Chiefs||0||1||0||.000||1.0||20||21||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Los Angeles Chargers||0||1||0||.000||1.0||34||36||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Denver Broncos||0||1||0||.000||1.0||16||17||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Cleveland Browns||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||24||3||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Baltimore Ravens||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||25||9||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||0||1||0||.000||1.0||7||30||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Cincinnati Bengals||0||1||0||.000||1.0||3||24||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||31||21||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Tennessee Titans||0||1||0||.000||1.0||15||16||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Houston Texans||0||1||0||.000||1.0||9||25||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Indianapolis Colts||0||1||0||.000||1.0||21||31||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||1 L|
|National Football Conference|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Dallas Cowboys||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||40||0||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Washington Commanders||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||20||16||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Philadelphia Eagles||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||25||20||0-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|New York Giants||0||1||0||.000||1.0||0||40||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Los Angeles Rams||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||30||13||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|San Francisco 49ers||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||30||7||0-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Arizona Cardinals||0||1||0||.000||1.0||16||20||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Seattle Seahawks||0||1||0||.000||1.0||13||30||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Green Bay Packers||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||38||20||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Detroit Lions||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||21||20||0-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
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|Atlanta Falcons||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||24||10||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||20||17||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
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*******TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY*******
1883 Cleveland’s one-arm pitcher Hugh Daily no-hits Philadelphia, 1-0. The fireballing Irish right-hander lost his left hand to a gun accident earlier in his life.
1902 Johnny Evers, acquired to replace second baseman Bobby Lowe, who broke his ankle, joins shortstop Joe Tinker and first baseman Frank Chance on the Chicago infield, marking the first time the three Cubs’ infielders have played together. Franklin Pierce Adams’ poem, “Baseball’s Sad Lexicon,” better known as “Tinker to Evers to Chance,” immortalizes the legendary double-play trio.
1909 Tigers’ outfielder Ty Cobb hits his ninth round-tripper, all inside-the-park, to win the home run crown. The Georgia Peach will hit 117 round-trippers during his 24-year career but leads the league only this season.
1925 In the first game of a twin bill, Robins’ starter Dazzy Vance no-hits the Phillies at Ebbets Field, 10-1. The Brooklyn hurler had one-hit the team from the City of Brotherly Love five days earlier.
1932 With their 100th victory, the Yankees clinch the AL pennant when George Pipqras beats the Tribe at Cleveland Stadium, 9-3. Yankee skipper Joe McCarthy, who captured a flag with the 1929 Cubs, becomes the first to win pennants in the American and National League.
1933 White Sox veteran hurlers Sad Sam Jones (41) and Red Faber (44) are the starting pitchers in a doubleheader split with the A’s at Philadelphia’s Shibe Park. It will be another 53 seasons before another pair of 40+ year-old teammates (Yankees Tommy John and Joe Niekro) start both ends of a twin bill.
1936 Indians’ teenage pitching phenom Bob Feller sets a new American League record by striking out 17 batters when he two-hits the A’s at Shibe Park, 5-2. After the season, the 17-year-old will return to his Van Meter, Iowa home to graduate from high school.
1945 Only 281 patrons attend the Crosley Field contest to watch the hometown Reds beat New York, 3-2. The Thursday crowd will be the smallest gathering of fans during the 58-year history of the Cincinnati ballpark.
1946 Taking advantage of the left fielder’s shallow positioning due to the Boudreau shift, Ted Williams hits his lone career inside-the-park home run, which proves to be the difference in the Red Sox’ 1-0 victory over the Indians. The win clinches Boston’s first American League pennant since 1918.
1948 Indian right-hander Don Black, while batting in the second inning of the Cleveland Stadium contest against St. Louis, suffers a cerebral hemorrhage and is rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The 32-year-old hurler will survive, but his major league career is over.
1949 Ralph Kiner hits four consecutive homers for the second time in his career. After homering in his last two at-bats in the previous game played two days ago, the 26-year-old Pirates slugger goes deep in his first two plate appearances in today’s 11-6 victory over Philadelphia at Forbes Field.
1950 Giants’ right-hander Sal Maglie’s consecutive scoreless inning streak ends at 45 when Pirates’ outfielder Gus Bell hits a 257-foot pop fly that barely clears the Polo Grounds wall for a home run. The Barber’s accomplishment falls four outs shy of the National League record established in 1933 by Carl Hubbell.
1951 At Sportsman’s Park, the Cardinals split a three-team twin bill, beating the Giants 6-4 in a re-scheduled afternoon game due to rain the day before, and then the Redbirds are blanked by the Braves in the regularly scheduled night game, 2-0. The games mark the first time since 1883 that a three-team twin bill takes place.
1953 Bob Trice becomes the first black player to appear for the A’s. The former Homestead Grays hurler will pitch in only three games for Philadelphia this season, compiling a 2-1 record, finishing his brief three-year stint in the major leagues with a 9-9 mark.
1954 Ted Kluszewski sets a National League record by scoring at least one run in seventeen consecutive games when he crosses the plate in the fourth frame of the Reds’ 6-5 loss to the Pirates at Forbes Field. In 1939, Yankees’ third baseman Red Rolfe established the major league mark with 18, later equaled in 2000 by Indians’ outfielder Kenny Lofton.
1956 Pirates’ reliever Elroy Face appears in his ninth consecutive game, setting a major league record surpassed by Mike Marshall (1974) and Dale Mohoric (1986), who both had 13. The record-setting outing will prove less than memorable when the 28-year-old right-hander blows the save and the loss after giving up three ninth-inning hits to the only three batters he faces in the team’s 5-4 defeat to the Reds at Forbes Field.
1960 The Dodgers end their historic affiliation with the Montreal Royals, citing low attendance as a factor for leaving the city where Jackie Robinson famously broke the color barrier in 1946. Next season, after an effort to keep the team in the City of a Hundred Steeples, the Canadian franchise relocates to New York, playing as the Syracuse Chiefs, a farm team for the Minnesota Twins.
1960 In the top of the fifth inning at Crosley Field, Danny Murphy hits a two-out, three-run home run in an 8-6 loss to the Reds. The 18-year-old right-fielder becomes the youngest Cubs player ever to homer.
1963 On Friday the 13th, hard-luck hurler Roger Craig, en route to his 21st loss of the season, allows the game’s lone run to score after getting the first two outs in the ninth inning of the Mets’ 1-0 loss to Houston at the Polo Grounds. The defeat marks the fifth time the New York right-hander has dropped a 1-0 decision this season.
Amazon 1963 Roger Craig Baseball Card (Topps # 197)
1964 The Cardinals become only the second team in major league history this century to score at least one run in every inning as they rout Chicago, 15-2. A dropped pop-up in the top of the ninth secures St. Louis’ place in history.
1965 Facing right-hander Don Nottebart, 34-year-old Giant outfielder Willie Mays becomes the fifth player in major league history to collect 500 career home runs, blasting a 440-foot shot over the Astrodome’s centerfield wall. The ‘Say Hey Kid’ will hit a league-leading and career-high 52 home runs en route to his second MVP season.
1968 Jerry Koosman ties the National League rookie record when he hurls his seventh shutout, blanking Pittsburgh on three singles. The left-hander’s 2-0 victory, the Mets’ 67th win of the season – a franchise high, equals the mark shared by Irving Young (Braves, 1905) and Grover Cleveland Alexander (Phillies, 1911).
1969 Bobby Bonds, with his first-inning two-run homer in the Giants’ 6-4 defeat to the Reds at Candlestick Park, becomes the fourth player in major league history to steal at least 30 bases and hit at least thirty home runs in the same season. The other members of the 30/30 club are Ken Williams (1922-Browns), Willie Mays (1956 & 1957-Giants), and Hank Aaron (1963-Braves).
1971 In the nightcap of a twin bill, Frank Robinson joins the 500 home run club with a ninth-inning three-run homer off Fred Scherman in the Orioles’ 10-5 loss to the Tigers at Memorial Stadium. The Baltimore right fielder connected off Mike Kilkenny for #499 in Game 1 of the doubleheader, a 9-1 Birds’ victory.
1978 At Tiger Stadium, the visiting Yankees defeat Detroit, 7-3, to take sole possession of first place for the first time this season. On July 19, the Bronx Bombers trailed the Red Sox by 14 games in the American East Division.
1982 In addition to throwing a complete-game shutout to beat St. Louis, 2-0, for his 20th victory of the season, Phillies’ southpaw Steve Carlton also goes deep in the fifth inning of the Veterans Stadium contest. The contest marks the fourth time ‘Lefty’ has blanked his opponents and homered in the same game, becoming the first pitcher to have accomplished the feat in three different decades.
1983 Mike Fitzgerald becomes the 48th major leaguer to hit a home run in his first big-league at-bat. The Mets rookie backstop’s second-inning homer of Tony Ghelfi contributes to a 5-1 victory over Philadelphia at Veterans Stadium.
1983 Recording his 39th save, Royals’ closer Dan Quisenberry breaks John Hiller’s single-season record. The submariner gets the last two outs in a 4-3 victory over the Angels.
1986 In a 14-1 rout of Minnesota at the Metrodome, the Rangers set a team record with seven home runs, including blasts from Darrell Porter (2), Ruben Sierra (2), Steve Buechele, Pete O’Brien, and Pete Incaviglia. Minnesota’s starter Bert Blyleven, a future Hall of Famer, is tagged for five of the round-trippers, which raises his gopher ball total to 44 this season, establishing a new American League record.
1986 Ruben Sierra becomes the first Ranger player to hit a home run from both sides of the plate in the same game when he goes deep off Bill Latham as a right-handed batter in the team’s 14-1 rout of the Twins. In the Metrodome contest, featuring a club-record seven home runs, the 20-year-old rookie switch-hitter also hit a round-tripper, facing future Hall of Fame right-hander Bert Blyleven in the third inning.
1989 Jack Morris, earning his 162nd win since the beginning of the 1980 season, beats the Tribe at Cleveland Stadium, 3-1. During the eighties, the Tiger right-hander compiles the most victories (162-119) but will never finish higher than third place in the Cy Young Award balloting during the ten years.
1989 Fay Vincent becomes baseball’s eighth commissioner, succeeding the late Bart Giamatti, who died of a heart attack 12 days ago. During the first year of his brief three-year tenure in office, the Waterbury, Connecticut native will oversee the postponement of this season’s World Series due to the Loma Prieta earthquake, the expulsion of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, and the owners’ lockout during spring training in 1990.
1995 Tiger second baseman Lou Whitaker and shortstop Alan Trammell, appearing in the same game for the 1,915th time, set an American League record for joint appearances. The Detroit middle infielders surpass the mark established in 1990 by Royals’ teammates George Brett and Frank White.
1996 Alex Rodriguez became the first player in Mariners history to collect 200 hits in a season. The 20-year-old Seattle shortstop, who gets an RBI single off Minnesota’s Travis Miller in the first inning to reach the milestone, will finish the season with 215 hits and a Major League-leading .358 batting average.
1996 Dante Bichette joins his teammate Ellis Burks as a member of the 30/30 club when he homers in the sixth inning of Colorado’s 6-3 victory over Houston at Coors Field. The Rockies join the 1987 New York Mets as the only teams to have two 30-30 players (Howard Johnson and Darryl Strawberry) during the same season.
1997 Trailing 6-0 and down to their last strike, the Mets rally to tie the Expos, sending the game into extra innings when Carl Everett knots the score with a grand slam. In the 11th frame, Bernard Gilkey ends the contest with a three-run home run, wasting Montreal starter Dustin Hermanson’s one-hit, eight-inning performance at Shea Stadium.
1998 Sammy Sosa eclipses a National League record for the most home runs hit at one park by one player set by Ted Kluszewski when he hits his 35th at Wrigley Field, surpassing the former Reds first baseman’s 1954 total at Crosley Field. The Cubs’ right fielder’s 62nd ties Mark McGwire for the league’s lead in their historic home run race.
1998 Sammy Sosa’s ninth-inning homer in the bottom of the ninth off Eric Plunk helps to tie the game at ten runs apiece in the Cubs’ eventual 11-10 extra-inning victory over Milwaukee at Wrigley Field. The round-tripper, his second of the contest, surpasses Roger Maris’s single-season mark of 61, tying him with Mark McGwire for the league’s lead.
2001 Due to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Major League Baseball postpones all games through September 17. The ninety-one games are re-scheduled for the week after the regular season ends, meaning the World Series will likely extend into November for the first time in history.
2002 Oriole infielder Mike Bordick establishes a new American League record, playing his 96th consecutive errorless game at shortstop. Former teammate Cal Ripken previously held the mark.
2002 The U.S. Senate passes S. Res. 327, a resolution honoring Tiger broadcaster Ernie Harwell, planning to retire at the end of the season. The 84-year-old has been a major league baseball announcer for 55 years.
2003 After signing a one-day contract, Ken Daneyko grounds out to short in his professional baseball debut with the Newark Bears. The former New Jersey Devils defenseman, honored by the team before the game, plays DH against the Pennsylvania Road Warriors in a game that started in a driving rainstorm and called immediately after his at-bat.
2004 At Oakland’s Network Associates Coliseum, a female fan suffers a broken nose, facial lacerations, and a possible concussion from being struck by a plastic chair thrown by Ranger reliever Frank Francisco. The altercation between fans and several Rangers players, which occurs in the field box seats between the Texas dugout and bullpen, occurs with two outs in the ninth inning after Texas’ Alfonso Soriano’s second homer of the game ties the game 5-5.
2005 During the six-run second-inning uprising by San Diego, each Dodger outfielder commits an error. The fielding of Ricky Ledee (lf), Jose Cruz Jr. (rf), and Jayson Werth (cf) contribute to the 6-4 loss to the first-place Padres.
2006 In the Padres’ 10-0 rout of Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park, Mike Piazza hits his last home run as a catcher to extend his record to 396, the most ever hit by a major league backstop. The 37-year-old receiver surpassed Carlton Fisk in 2004 to establish the big-league mark with his 352nd round-tripper while playing behind the plate for the Mets.
2006 With a single in the first inning, a double in the second, and a triple in the fourth, Gary Matthews blasts a homer in the sixth to complete a natural cycle in his first four at-bats. The Texas center fielder, son of a former major leaguer, is only the third Ranger player to accomplish the feat, with Oddibe McDowell (1985) and Mark Teixeira (2004) being the others.
2007 After 13 years on the job, Terry Ryan announces his resignation as Twins’ general manager will be effective at the end of the month. The 53-year-old, who will serve as the team’s senior advisor to the GM, saw his team win the AL Central last season for the fourth time since 2001.
2008 The Marlins become only the second major league team to have three infielders hit 30 home runs in the same season when Hanley Ramirez goes deep in Florida’s 4-2 victory over the Nationals at Dolphin Stadium. The Florida shortstop joins teammates first baseman Mike Jacobs and second baseman Dan Uggla to match the feat accomplished in 2001 by A’s infielders Jason Giambi, Eric Chavez, and Miguel Tejada.
2008 Francisco Rodriguez, striking out Raul Ibanez on a 3-2 changeup in the Angels’ 5-2 victory over the Mariners, earns his 58th save to break the single-season record. K-Rod surpasses the mark established in 1990 by White Sox closer Bobby Thigpen.
2009 At the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Ichiro Suzuki becomes the first player in major league history to collect 200 hits in nine consecutive seasons when he beats out an infield single in the Mariners’ 5-0 nightcap victory over Texas. The right-fielder shared the mark with Wee Willie Keeler, who had eight straight years with 200 or more hits for the National League franchises in Baltimore and Brooklyn from 1894-1901.
2011 After getting the first two outs on strikeouts, Mariano Rivera records his 600th career save when catcher Russell Martin throws out Ichiro Suzuki, trying to steal second base for the final out of the game. The 41-year-old Yankee closer is one save shy of tying Trevor Hoffman’s major league career record.
2013 In a much-anticipated start, David Hale sets a franchise record with nine strikeouts in his major league debut, not collecting the victory when San Diego stages a late rally to overcome a three-run deficit to beat the Braves at Turner Field, 4-3. The 25-year-old right-hander from Marietta (GA) surpasses the previous mark of eight shared by Bob Dresser (1902) and Kenshin Kawakami (2009).
2014 On the AT&T Park’s pitching mound, Giants skipper Bruce Bouchy hands the ball to his son, Brett, marking the first time an offspring has hurled for a major league team his father managed. The 27-year-old right-hander enters the game with the bases loaded and two out, walking in a run before recording the final out in the sixth inning.
2015 The Braves extend their franchise-record home-game losing streak, dropping a heartbreaking 10-7 decision to the Mets in ten innings for their 12th consecutive loss at Turner Field. Atlanta was leading 7-4 before Daniel Murphy’s three-run tied the game after the first two batters were retired in the top of the ninth.
2020 In only his 15th career start, Cubs’ right-hander Alec Mills throws the 16th no-hitter in franchise history, beating the Brewers at Miller Park, 12-0. The no-no marks the first time both Chicago teams have tossed a hitless game in the same season after White Sox hurler Lucas Giolito accomplished the feat against the Pirates on August 25.
2020 Chicago right-hander Alec Mills hurls the franchise’s 16th no-hitter, facing 29 batters in the 12-0 rout of the Brewers at Miller Park. The game marks the second no-no thrown at the Milwaukee venue, the site of the Cubs Carlos Zambrano’s hitless contest, didn’t include the Brew Crew with the ballpark serving as a neutral site for an Astro contest moved from Houston because of Hurricane Ike.
2021 In a 15-1 rout of the Rangers at Globe Life Field, Astros outfielder Jose Siri enjoys a 4-for-5 night in his first major league start. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the 26-year-old rookie becomes the first major leaguer to collect at least five RBIs, an official stat beginning in 1920, and hit two homers in his first appearance in the starting lineup.
September 13, 1981 – The Atlanta Falcons tie a record when they scored 31 points in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers. At the start of the final stanza the Pack had a 17 point lead at home in the confines of Lambeau Field but the Falcon’s quarterback Steve Bartowski and company had not given up even though they had not scored a point all day due in part to a stifling Packer’s defense. The Falcon’s defense became increasingly aggressive with blitz packages that stalled the Green Bay offense and Bartowski found his top wide out Alfred Jenkins with some key strikes to move the Atlanta “O” down the field to paydirt. It looked like Green Bay at one point had found it’s offense again as they moved the ball with passes from Lynne Dickey to wide out James Lofton, but a back breaking fumble by running back Terdell Middleton and subsequent 57 yard scoop and score by Falcon’s defender LB Joel Williams kept the game’s momentum with Atlanta. Final score 31-17.
September 13, 1987 – Quarterback Steve DeBerg set a Tampa Bay Buccaneer record as he connects on 5 touchdown passes during a game against the Atlanta Falcons in a 48-10 romp by the Bucs. over their divisional rivals.
September 13, 1992 – The New York Giants come close to a late comeback win of their own against their divisional rival the Dallas Cowboys. Down 34-0 in the third quarter the G-Men put up 28 unanswered points but fall short as the “Boys step up late to hold onto a 34-28 “W.”
September 13, 1999 – The Denver Bronco’s officially retire quarterback John Elway’s number 7 jersey.
September 13, 2018 – Internet Giant, Amazon live streams an NFL game with an all-female broadcast team. During the Cincinnati Bengals versus Baltimore Ravens contest the voices of Andrea Kremer and Hannah Storm graced the soundwaves to entertain the web viewing audience. The Bengals ended up on top 34-23.
September 13, 2020 – A full slate of Sunday games kicked off the NFL regular season during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most states of these games did not allow fans into the stadiums to watch the games live, but television coverage brought the action into the safety of most American homes. Big news items of this day were how players would respond to recent social events at the National Anthem, of which television would not air. A NFL record for the age of starting quarterbacks was reached as the Tom Brady led Tampa Bay Buccaneers traveled to face Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. The Saints triumphed 34-23 after Brady threw 2 interceptions, including a pick six. The Washington Football Team played their first game after dropping the controversial Redskins nickname, as they defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 27-17. The Los Angeles Rams opened up their new home field that they share with the LA Chargers, SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA as they knocked off the Dallas Cowboys 20-17.
Hall of Fame Birthdays for September 13
September 13, 1898 – Glenn Killinger was a former Penn State University quarterback. As World War I broke out Killinger was informed that at 17 year of age he was too young to enlist in the U.S. Army so instead he enrolled at Penn State in Metalurgical Engineering. While at the school he met a very influential person in his life, Coach Hugo Bezdek. Bezdek was quite an accomplished athlete in his own right (we will get into him in much more detail on his birthday April 1). The player and coach clicked, and Bezdek molded the young Glenn Killinger into a fine QB and a great baseball player too! Killinger earned 9 letters in athletics at PSU for football, baseball and basketball. During the 1921 gridiron season, Walter Camp selected the great broken-field runner as the quarterback of the first-team All-American Football Players. The highly regarded sports writer, Grantland Rice described Killinger as “one of the best running quarterbacks.” Legendary coaches Pop Warner and John Heisman compared him to Jim Thorpe for being one of the geatest multisport athletes in America. After graduation Killinger played professional football for the NFL’s Canton Bulldogs and New York Giants as wellas for the 1st AFL’s Philadelphia Quakers. The athletic Killinger also played minor league baseball for 10 years and had a stint in the Big Leagues with the New York Yankees. Somehow he also fit in being the Head Football Coach at Dickinson College (1922), Rensellaer Polytechnical Institute (1927-1931), Moravian College (1933), West Chester University (1934-1959 except 1944) and the North Carolina Flight School (1944). His career college coaching record was 176-72-16. Glenn found the time to coach some college baseball and basketball too as well as being a minor league baseball manager to boot! The College Football of Fame chose him to enter their hallowed halls in 1971.
September 13, 1915 – Clint Frank was a former Yale University halfback. At Yale he was a two year captain of the team and earned the selection as an All-American player. In 1937 he won both the Maxwell Award and the Heisman Ward, beating out the legendary Byron “Whizzer” White, for his great play on the field. Though he was chosen by the Detroit Lions in the 12th round of the 1938 NFL Draft he never signed on and thus did not play football at the professional level. He eventually served his country in the Army Air Corp as a Lieutenant Colonel during World War II. The College Football of Fame selected Frank to enter the Hall in 1955’s entry class per the National Football Foundation.
September 13, 1922 – Zygmont Czarobski was a former tackle from the University of Notre Dame that played during the mid-1940’s. Czarobski’s FIghting Irish play was interrupted for a couple seasons as he served in the military during World War II but he went right back after the war to finish his studies and his playing eligibility. Zygmont played pro football in the All-American Football Conference for the Chicago Hornets and Chicago Rockets. He was selected to enter the College Football of Fame in 1977.
******NUMBERS IN SPORTS******
9 – 23 – 18 – 21 – 56 – 24 – 25 – 29 – 32 – 35 – 28 – 17 – 7 – 30
September 13, 1883 – Hugh Daily, a one-armed pitcher for Cleveland (Forest City), tosses 1-0 no-hitter against Philadelphia
September 13, 1902 – Chicago Cubs infielders Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance appear together as teammates for 1st time, creating the famed double-play combination of “Tinker to Evers to Chance”
September 13, 1907 – Canadian Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IRFU) forms with merge of Hamilton Tigers, Toronto Argonauts (ORFU) and Ottawa Rough Riders, Montreal FC (QRFU)
September 13, 1909 – Ty Cobb clinched the AL HR title with his 9th HR (all inside-the-park)
September 13, 1925 – Brooklyn Dodger Dazzy Vance no-hit the Philadelphi Phillies line-up, in 10-1 Dodgers win
September 13, 1927 – The New York Yankees clinched the AL pennant after 5-3 win over Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium; Babe Ruth hits HR #52 en route to MLB record 60
September 13, 1936 – 17 year old Cleveland Indians future Baseball HOF pitcher Number 9, Bob Feller strikes out then record 17 Philadelphia A’s in 5-2 win at League Park, Cleveland
September 13, 1938 – Alexander Cartwright is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Cartwright is one of the men credited as the inventor of modern baseball
September 13, 1953 – Pitcher Bob Trice, Number 23 became the first black player for Philadelphia Athletics
September 13, 1954 – Cincinnati Redlegs first baseman Ted Kluszewski, Number 18 scored a run in his record 17th consecutive game as Reds lose 5-4 to Pittsburgh Pirates at Forbes Field
September 13, 1958 – Milwaukee Braves Warren Spahn (Number 21) was the first left handed pitcher to win 20 or more games in nine different seasons
September 13, 1963 – Number 56, Jim Bouton’s 20th win clinched the Yankees 28th pennant
September 13, 1965 – Willie Mays, Number 24 smacked his 500th career home run off of Don Nottebart, to aid the San Francisco Giants to an 11th straight win
September 13, 1969 – San Francisco Giant Bobby Bonds, Number 25 is baseballs 4th 30-HR, 30-steal player
September 13, 1982 – Joe Lefebvre, Number 18 earned 6 hits in one baseball game
September 13, 1982 – MLB Phillies Steve Carlton (Number 32) tossed a beautiful complete-game shutout and hits a home run for the 4th time in his career, in 2-0 win over St. Louis, at Veteran’s Stadium, Philadelphia; he becomes only pitcher to do so in three different decades
September 13, 1983 – Dan Quisenberry, Number 29 record 39th season save
September 13, 1983 – Oakland’s Rickey Henderson (Number 35) had a 3rd straight season where he stole at least 100 bases.
September 13, 1986 – Bert Blyleven, Number 28 gave up a record 44 HRs in a season
September 13, 1987 – Tampa Bay quarterback Steve DeBerg, Number 17 establishes a franchise record with 5 touchdown passes in the Buccaneers 48-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons
September 13, 1991 – Joe Carter, Number 29 1st baseball player with 3 consecutive 100 RBI seasons with 3 different teams (Indians, Padres, Blue Jays)
September 13, 1999 – John Elway’s Number 7 jersey is retired by the Denver Broncos
September 13, 2020 – Chicago Cubs pitcher Alec Mills, Number 30 threw a no-hit performance the Milwaukee Brewers, 12-0 at Miller Park, Milwaukee
*******TV SPORTS TUESDAY******
|MLB REGULAR SEASON||TIME ET||TV|
|Tampa Bay at Minnesota||1:10pm||Bally Sports|
|Chi. Cubs at Colorado||3:10pm||MARQ|
|Cleveland at San Francisco||3:45pm||Bally Sports|
|LA Angels at Seattle||4:10pm||Root Sports|
|St. Louis at Baltimore||6:35pm||Bally Sports|
|Washington at Pittsburgh||6:35pm||MASN/2|
|Atlanta at Philadelphia||6:40pm||Bally Sports|
|Cincinnati at Detroit||6:40pm||Bally Sports|
|Texas at Toronto||7:07pm||Bally Sports|
|Arizona at NY Mets||7:10pm||Bally Sports|
|NY Yankees at Boston||7:10pm||NESN|
|Oakland at Houston||7:10pm||NBCS-CA|
|Kansas City at Chi. White Sox||7:40pm||Bally Sports|
|Miami at Milwaukee||7:40pm||Bally Sports|
|San Diego at LA Dodgers||10:10pm||Bally Sports|
|Canadian Premier League: Atlético Ottawa vs Pacific||3:00pm||FS2|
|Brasileirão: Internacional vs São Paulo||8:30pm||Paramount+|
|Brasileirão: Flamengo vs Athletico-PR||8:30pm||Paramount+|
|WNBA PLAYOFFS||TIME ET||TV|
|Minnesota at Connecticut||8:00pm||ESPN|
|Chicago at Las Vegas||10:00pm||ESPN|