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Indiana's Juwan Morgan dunks against Notre Dame's Martinas Geben (23) during the first half of a game against Notre Dame Saturday in Indianapolis. (By The Associated Press)

Indiana rallies for OT win over Notre Dame

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Juwan Morgan scored 19 of his career-high 34 points in the last 8 1/2 minutes Saturday, helping Indiana erase an eight-point deficit and beat No. 18 Notre Dame 80-77 in overtime. Indiana coach Archie Miller got his biggest win of his first season with the Hoosiers in his ...

Saint Francis quarterback Nick Ferrer, left, scrambles while looking for a receiver against Morningside in the NAIA semifinal game Dec. 2 at Bishop D'Arcy Stadium. (Photo by Reggie Hayes of news-sentinel.com)

Saint Francis football in NAIA title game: Five keys to a repeat championship

The University of Saint Francis football team’s ultimate goal when the season started is within reach: a second-consecutive NAIA national championship. The No. 1 Cougars (13-0) play No. 2 Reinhardt (12-0) at 6 p.m. Saturday in Municipal Stadium, Daytona Beach, Fla. The game will be broadcast ...

Leo's Lane Reed (center in white) and Luke Stoller (right, 35) fight Huntington North's Trey Williams (30) and Zach Dauggherty for a rebound Friday night. (Photo by Dan Vance of news-sentinel.com)

Confident, capable Leo wins big by beating Huntington North

So Leo may not actually feel disrespected, but they showed on Friday night that they can play like it. The Lions opened up Northeast 8 conference play with a 64-53 win over Huntington North in front of a raucous home crowd. In the preseason, it was New Haven that was the conference champion ...

Purdue's Isaac Haas (44) shoots over Butler's Nate Fowler (51) during the first half of a game, Saturday in Indianapolis. (By The Associated Press)

Purdue pummels Butler in Crossroads Classic

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Purdue set the tone with its defense. Butler never recovered. Carsen Edwards scored 18 points, and the 17th-ranked Boilermakers beat the Bulldogs 82-67 on Saturday for their second win in the seven-year history of the Crossroads Classic. Vincent Edwards and Isaac Haas ...

Leo's Jeremy Davison brings the ball up the court in Friday's win over Huntington North. He scored a game high 26 points in the Lion win. (Photo by Dan Vance of news-sentinel.com)

Prep hoops: Friday, December 15 top moments and performances

• CARISSA GARCIA – CONCORDIA GIRLS She scored 29 points, connecting on 16 of 18 attempts at the free throw line and added 11 rebounds and three steals in a 52-38 win over Bishop Dwenger. • TANIECE CHAPMAN – SOUTH SIDE GIRLS Scored 23 points and grabbed 16 rebounds (eight offensive, ...

Iowa's Jack Nunge puts up a shot against Indiana's Collin Hartman during the second half of a recent game in Bloomington. (By The Associated Press)

INDIANA vs. NOTRE DAME: What 2 watch 4

Indiana has been an up and down team so far this season, but when the Hoosiers are playing well, they are capable of beating anyone, including a Notre Dame team which is favored by nearly seven points over the Hoosiers in their game today. The two teams will meet (2:30 p.m., FOX) in the ...

Gabriel Desjardins scored two goals Friday night in the Komets' 5-2 win over Indy. (By Blake Sebring of News-Sentinel.com)

Gabriel Desjardins continues stepping up for Komets

Probably the most overlooked player on the Fort Wayne Komets has been showing his worth of late. Friday's game against the Indy Fuel was lacking something until Gabriel Desjardins provided some of it with a pair of second-period goals. One was a laser of a slap shot, while the other hit him in ...

Saint Francis quarterback Nick Ferrer, right, holds the NAIA Player of the Year award as he poses with coach Kevin Donley on Friday in Daytona Beach, Fla., (Photo courtesy Bill Scott/University of Saint Francis)

Saint Francis quarterback Nick Ferrer named NAIA Player of the Year

Nick Ferrer stepped up front, accepted the 2017 NAIA National Player of the Year award and thanked his offensive line. That’s one of the marks of a great quarterback. “I am truly amazed and humbled to receive this award,” Ferrer told the audience at the NAIA Banquet of Champions in ...

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NS In-Depth: South Adams’ Lexi Dellinger

With some success in her underclass years, Lexi Dellinger of South Adams burst onto the scene last season, leading the Starfires to a long awaited Sectional title and within inches of knocking off Regional champion Central Noble in the morning game of her sophomore season. She culminated her ...

Indiana men's basketball coach Archie Miller shouts at his players during the second half of a recent game against Iowa in Bloomington. (By The Associated Press)

CROSSROADS CLASSIC PREVIEW: The good and bad for Indiana this season

This is the fourth and final installment in a series of stories pertaining to Saturday’s Crossroads Classic basketball event in Indianapolis. Today: Indiana: What has gone right/wrong this season? It’s a new era for the Indiana men’s basketball program in a number of ways. The ...

Butler forward Kelan Martin (30) shoots over Purdue center Isaac Haas (44) in the first half of a game in Indianapolis during the 2015-16 season. (By The Associated Press)

PURDUE vs. BUTLER: What 2 watch 4

INDIANAPOLIS – On paper, Saturday’s Purdue vs. Butler men’s basketball game to open the annual Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse shouldn’t be much of a contest, which is why the 17th-ranked Boilermakers are favored by nearly eight points by Vegas. However, history shows ...

Saint Francis defensive players Lee Stewart (4), Piercen Harnish (9) and Eric Dunten (39) pile on a Morningside back during the Cougars' semifinal win on Dec. 2 at Bishop D'Arcy Stadium. (Photo by Reggie Hayes of news-sentinel.com)

Saint Francis defense faces tricky challenge from Reinhardt in NAIA title game

Joey Didier remembers “racking our brains until 1 or 2 in the morning” the first time the University of Saint Francis football team prepared to play Reinhardt two years ago. Didier shares the defensive coordinator responsibilities with Eric Wagoner, and Reinhardt’s multiple-option ...

Dan Maggio has thrived for the Komets this season despite playing both forward and defenseman. (By Blake Sebring of News-Sentinel.com)

Komets’ Dan Maggio having fun playing two positions

When the ECHL is nicknamed as the "Ever-Changing Hockey League" because of call-ups and injuries, a player who can skate effectively at both forward and defense is a coach's dream come true. The Komets' Daniel Maggio is probably even better than that. Maggio started his career with the ...

Colts get beaten up, banged up in 25-13 loss to Broncos

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have been getting beaten up all season. On Thursday, they got banged up, too. The Colts wanted to show a national television audience they were better than their numbers. Instead, Indy went home from its latest loss with a long injury list and ...

Northwestern center Dererk Pardon, right, guards Valparaiso center Derrik Smits during the first half of a game Thursday in Rosemont, Ill. (By The Associated Press)

The Morning Shootaround, Dec. 15: Northwestern rolls Valpo

This is today’s edition of “The Morning Shootaround,” a semi-daily look at the world of college basketball. • Northwestern rolls Northwestern raced out to a 17-point halftime lead and eventually smoked Valpo 84-50 Thursday. It was the third straight loss for the Crusaders after ...

Leo High School freshman Blake Davison, left, and senior Jeremy Davison pose before practice last Thursday at Leo High School. (Photo by Reggie Hayes of news-sentinel.com)

Davison brothers connection continues to boost Leo High School basketball

Blake Davison was a sixth grader when his older brothers Adam, then a senior, and Jeremy, then a freshman, were on the court playing for the Leo High School boys basketball team. “I remember watching in the stands and wishing I could do that someday,” Blake said. Fast forward three ...

Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly speaks to the media last February on National Signing Day at the Guglielmino Athletics Complex in South Bend. (By Tom Davis of News-Sentinel.com)

Notre Dame football recruiting ‘busier’ this month than in past

Notre Dame began preparation for its upcoming Citrus Bowl game with LSU this past weekend, but the Fighting Irish coaching staff has been far from singularly focused over this week. Following his team’s loss at Stanford last month to close the 2017 regular season, veteran Irish coach ...