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Column: As Luck improves, clock ticking on Colts’ return to contention

Andrew Luck is 28 years old. While there are no set peak years in an NFL quarterback's career (see: Brady, Tom), Luck's entering the neighborhood. I'd give Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard two more years to put the best possible team around Luck and take advantage of a ...

Rookie defenseman Mitch Nylen has come a long way

No matter how his tryout in the Fort Wayne Komets training camp works out, Mitch Nylen has already achieved more in hockey than most would have expected. Though he was born in South Holland, Ill., the rookie defenseman moved to Georgia with his family when he was 3. His father had worked at ...

Butler coach: No reason to panic over recruiting

INDIANAPOLIS – A quick glance of the 2016-17 statistics of the highly-successful Butler men's basketball squad (the Bulldogs won 25 games and advanced to the Sweet 16) shows that the contingent of Kelan Martin, Tyler Lewis, Avery Woodson and Kethan Savage combined to score over 1,300 ...

Luck faces limitations after returning to Colts’ practice

INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck put on his familiar red No. 12 jersey, trotted onto the practice field and got back into his normal Wednesday routine. A little stretching, a little footwork, even a little throwing. Even he figured it's about time. After missing all of the Indianapolis Colts' ...

Column: Ball State needs to pull the plug on 2017

To write that a football team that just got annihilated 55-3 was thisclose to having a very solid season may seem ludicrous, but in the case of Ball State, that is precisely where the Cardinals were not that long ago. Ball State outplayed Illinois – on the road, no less – in its season ...

THE PIG’S PICKS: Week 8

It's the same thing every year. As soon as the sectional draw comes out, the majority of people's attention turns to postseason matchups and arguing over the issue of seeding in the playoffs. Good thing The Pigskin Prophet is here to remind you that the regular season ain't over. Sure, ...

Indiana reboot starts with QB change

BLOOMINGTON — Indiana's bounce-back strategy from a lopsided loss starts with a quarterback change: Redshirt freshman Peyton Ramsey is in and senior Rich Lagow is out, no more rotating. “Our ability to move the ball and score points comes down to building a team around whoever we feel ...

Column: Saint Francis passing game flying high again

It was great to catch up with former University of Saint Francis record-setting receiver Seth Coate before the Marian game over the weekend. I can't believe the No. 1 Cougars don't even miss him. I'm being a facetious. If Coate had eligibility left, he'd be on the field with a dozen touchdowns ...

Florida guard seeks to ‘help others,’ as well as Mastodons

There are a lot of adjustments that have to be made by college freshmen, including developing the ability to handle pressure. Tionne Rollins will be no different than most young people in their quest to develop through the next stage of their lives, however, handling pressure probably won't ...

Notre Dame is finding balance, success

It isn't a difficult task to assess whether or not the Notre Dame football team is improved this season from a year ago. It is. By a wide margin. However, what is difficult – even for veteran Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly – is to figure out which players deserve the credit for such ...

PREP FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Sectionals get difficult quickly for area teams

There are still two weeks left in the IHSAA football regular season, but the sectional pairings came out Sunday, so area teams found out who they'll open postseason play with and the second season is now closing in fast. Here are some things to look for in the various sectionals throughout ...

Angola volleyball hosting Spike Out cancer match

When the Carroll volleyball team travels to Angola on Thursday, the match will be billed as the first annual Spike Out Cancer match. All proceeds will go to the Angola Cancer Center, and Parkview Cancer Institute is sponsoring the vent. Along with sales of cancer pink shirts, four Notre Dame ...

Photo gallery: No. 1 Saint Francis wins at No. 8 Marian

INDIANAPOLIS - The No. 1 University of Saint Francis football team had its most difficult test of the season, and passed with its perfect record intact. Saint Francis (5-0) beat No. 8 Marian 31-24 in the schools' annual Franciscan Bowl showdown of NAIA powers on Saturday at Marian's St. ...

Top-ranked Saint Francis football survives gut check

INDIANAPOLIS – University of Saint Francis senior wide receiver Sean Boswell saw the punch coming. No, I'm not talking about the short brawl toward the end of No. 1 Saint Francis' 31-24 win over No. 8 Marian on Saturday at St. Vincent Health Field. The punch foreshadowed by Boswell was ...

Photo Gallery: Churubusco at Central Noble

ALBION - Central Noble rode incredible second half defense and enough offense to rally from 10 points down at halftime and upset IHSAA Class A 4th-ranked Churubusco 19-17 Friday. News-Sentinel sports editor Tom Davis was on hand to capture the action.

Wimbush, Adams lead No. 22 Notre Dame over Miami (Ohio)

SOUTH BEND — Josh Adams' night was cut short by an injured ankle but he still contributed more than enough to help No. 22 Notre Dame to its third straight lopsided victory. Adams had touchdown runs of 72 and 59 yards in the first half before leaving the game and Brandon Wimbush threw for ...

Joe Tiller, Purdue’s winningest football coach, dies at 74

Joe Tiller, who guided quarterback Drew Brees at Purdue and was the school's winningest football coach, died Saturday. He was 74. He died at home of natural causes in Buffalo, Wyoming, the Harness Funeral Home said. Tiller and Brees carried Purdue to rare heights at a school better known for ...

Friday prep football roundup: Leo quarterback sets school record

SAC Snider 49, Northrop 35: Christian Covington rushed for 123 yards on 14 carries and scored four touchdowns to lead the Panthers to their seventh win without a loss. Anyis Lockett added two touchdowns for Snider, which is ranked second in the Class 6A Associated Press poll. Lockett ran ...

Central Noble responds to multiple challenges for epic victory

ALBION – At the start of last week, Central Noble second-year football coach Greg Moe was a believer – in Churubusco. However, by the time that the biggest game in Cougar recent history kicked off Friday in front of a filled stadium, Moe and his players and the #CNJungle were all in on ...

Area high school football sectional draw

The sectional pairings for the IHSAA Football State Tournament were announced on Sunday afternoon. First-round games for Classes 1A thru 4AA will be played on October 20. First-round games for Class 5A and 6A will be played on October 27, unless otherwise indicated. Here are the matchups ...