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Fort Wayne basketball continues to tap into Florida pipeline for talent

It’s hard to fathom this indisputable fact regarding the Fort Wayne men’s basketball program but when Hillsborough Community College center Mohamed Esseghir signed with recently-hired Mastodon coach Dane Fife in the spring of 2005, it was a noteworthy moment in the lore of the program. ...

DAN VANCE: Why I would be taking Luka Doncic first in the NBA Draft

After an unnecessary abundance of thoughts to the contrary, international star Luke Doncic did not withdraw his name from this Thursday's NBA Draft before last Monday's deadline. Ok then, he's the top pick. I am not really interested in conversation that rivals that opinion. None of the ...

Who are Fort Wayne’s Favorite… Olympians?

Who is Fort Wayne’s favorite Olympian? You get to decide by voting for one of these 10 candidates. We’ll announce the results next Monday. Lloy Ball, volleyball The only U.S. male in a team sport to participate in four Olympics, Ball won a gold medal in 2008 in Beijing with a four-set win ...

Fort Wayne Komets representatives heading to ECHL annual meetings

The Fort Wayne Komets will be represented by nine front-office personnel at the 2018 ECHL Hockey Summer Meetings this week at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Komets President Michael Franke and his brother, General Manager David Franke, left Sunday and the rest of the staff ...

Rod Woodson wins first Fort Wayne’s Favorite category in close vote

Last Monday, as the start of a summer series, we asked you to vote on Fort Wayne's Favorite football player. The winner wasn't surprising as it is Pro Football Hall of Fame member and Snider graduate Rod Woodson, but the closeness of the vote was a little bit of a shocker. Woodson received ...

Fort Wayne Komets add first two signings for 2018-19 season

From a Komets press release The Komets announced from the ECHL league meetings in Las Vegas Monday that two players have inked agreements for 2018-19. Forward Anthony Petruzzelli has agreed to terms and will return to the Fort Wayne roster and fourth-year defenseman Kevin Gibson has agreed ...

Fort Wayne Komets, Arizona Coyotes and Tucson Roadrunners end affiliation

Tucked away in the next-to-last line of Monday afternoon's press release was "The Komets also announced Monday that they have mutually agreed with the Arizona Coyotes of the NHL to not renew their affiliation for 2018-19. The Komets will continue to pursue new affiliation options." With Komets ...

Fort Wayne Komets General Manager David Franke reacts to end of affiliation

Komets General Manager David Franke said Monday evening he was a little disappointed that the NHL's Arizona Coyotes and AHL's Tucson Roadrunners decided to end their affiliation with Fort Wayne after one season. "I think the organization wanted to explore and look around and see what else was ...

Marian hoops not wasting time in pursuing Crossroads League powers

It is an interesting dynamic to contemplate when one reflects on the 2017-18 Marian University men’s basketball season. On one hand, the Knights achieved a great deal as they won 22 games under first-year coach Scott Heady and they advanced to the Elite Eight of the NAIA Division II ...

Butler basketball program conducts a “special” camp unlike most others

INDIANAPOLIS – If you study the body of Butler men’s basketball player Joey Brunk, you can see that he obviously will give of himself in thinking of others. He has transformed himself physically from a 240-pound high school kid to a redesigned 235-pound college athlete possessing ...

Photo Gallery: Butler basketball conducts special needs clinic for youth

INDIANAPOLIS - The student-athletes and coaches for the Butler University men's basketball program conducted its sixth annual clinic for special needs children Friday. "It's a great reminder of just the fun and the joy of playing the sport," second-year Bulldog coach LaVall Jordan said ...

Wayne senior WR Craig Young commits to Ohio State

Wayne senior Craig Young took to Twitter on Friday evening to announce his college decision. "I would like to thank all the college coaches that took the time to recruit me," Young tweeted. "It has been a long process. Talking to my family, coaches and friends they are the ones that help me ...

Taylor Mills refuses to allow scoliosis problems to impact her life

On June 3, Taylor Mills posted on her Facebook page: "June is Scoliosis Awareness Month! When I was born my curvature was over 90 degrees and when I was 4 or 5 I was given the opportunity to have the VEPTR surgery. VEPTR is the name of the titanium rods that are in my back. My family and I ...