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Notre Dame defensive future keeps on getting brighter

Notre Dame is still three-plus months away from its season-opening game against Michigan but it secured a major victory over the weekend as Texas high school prospect NaNa Osafo-Mensah verbally committed to the Fighting Irish football program. The four-star defender out of Fort Worth had ...

RUOFF AT INDY: Carlos Muñoz to start 21st in Indianapolis 500

News-Sentinel.com will be bringing week-long coverage of Carlos Munoz and Ruoff Home Mortgage at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, concluding with Sunday's 102nd Indianapolis 500. INDIANAPOLIS — The starting position isn't ideal, but it could have been worse for Carlos Muñoz and Ruoff ...

BLAKE SEBRING: Komets are in trouble, but what else is new?

If the anticipation will allow it, everybody better come home from work or school on Tuesday and snuggle in for a quick nap. The Fort Wayne Komets and Colorado Eagles will play Game 6 at 9 p.m., Fort Wayne time, and it should be a lot of fun despite the stress. It'll either be the Komets' last ...

Komets notes: Heading West, sharp-dressed man and everyone missed this one

Sporting a snappy orange tie and handkerchief along with his usual immaculate suit, Indianapolis Fuel broadcaster Terry Ficorelli made his third Memorial Coliseum playoff visit of the spring on Saturday night. Whenever his team is eliminated, Ficorelli will often make a few trips to Fort Wayne ...

Komets notes: Shawn Szydlowski says he feels 100 percent

Up until warm-ups Friday night, ECHL Most Valuable Player Shawn Szydlowski wasn't sure he was going to play. He had to convince coach Gary Graham that he was able to move effectively after missing Wednesday's game with an undisclosed lower-body injury. Szydlowski looked a little more like his ...

BLAKE SEBRING: Flat start costs Komets series lead

This season's Fort Wayne Komets are always their most vulnerable when they have things going their way. Friday night, that cost them when they tried to play 20 minutes to win 60. The Colorado Eagles got a pair of first-period goals from star Michael Joly off Fort Wayne turnovers to beat the ...

Komets coaches are having as much fun as players

As soon as his post-game press conference ended Wednesday night — about 20 minutes after the final horn — coach Gary Graham had already put the Komets' Game 3 win over Colorado into the past. He had to start getting ready for tonight's Game 4. "You just have to look at the film and try to ...

INDIANAPOLIS 500 QUALIFYING WEEKEND: Five things to watch

Before you can race in the Indianapolis 500, you must qualify for the Indianapolis 500. While that hasn't been a problem in recent years with just 33 entries, an expanded field for 2018 means that some dreams will be dashed this weekend over two days of qualifying. Here are five storylines ...

Komets capitalize on two-man power play to take 2-1 series lead

Fort Wayne Komets coach Gary Graham has a belief that if a team scores a power-play goal on a 5-on-3 situation or kills off an opponents' 5-on-3 advantage, the successful team ends up winning 90 percent of the time. Over Graham's five years as the team's boss, the theory has proven so accurate ...

Komets notes: Fort Wayne expecting Colorado’s best effort in Game 4

Though the Komets gained a major advantage by winning and the way they played in Game 3, everyone in the Fort Wayne locker room is expecting Colorado's best game of the series on Friday for Game 4. The Eagles are the defending ECHL champions and they got there by having a lot of heart. That ...