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Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly speaks to the media at the Guglielmino Athletics Complex Wednesday in South Bend. The Fighting Irish coaches were taking part in festivities for National Signing Day. (By Tom Davis of News-Sentinel.com)

2018 Notre Dame Football Recruiting Class

SOUTH BEND – Notre Dame completed its 2018 recruiting class Wednesday by adding six more student-athletes to the 21 previously signed in the early signing period in December. “It's probably from an across the board depth standpoint on the back end of our defense and at the wide receiver ...

Mason Baptista slides the puck through the pads of Wichita goaltender Shane Starrett on Fort Wayne's first shot of  the game Wednesday night to give the Komets a 1-0 lead. (By Blake Sebring of News-Sentinel.com)

BLAKE SEBRING: Komets are crushing teams with offense

This is an unique Fort Wayne Komets team. Yeah, they have the tightness in the locker room to be able to call themselves a brotherhood, and they are as physically tough as anyone in the ECHL, but lately, they've been turning on more red lights than a traffic planner. After scoring nine goals ...

Trey McKinney-Jones

Mad Ants’ Trey McKinney-Jones added to USA roster

From a Mad Ants press release: USA Basketball today announced the 14 players, including Fort Wayne Mad Ants guard, Trey McKinney Jones, who will participate in the USA World Cup Qualifying Team training camp Feb. 15-20. Joining McKinney Jones to contend for a roster spot will be: Taylor Braun ...

Last year's Komets' Hall of Fame class included Ken Roehrs, Don Detter, Ted Rolf, Carey Lucyk, Dale Baldwin and Al Sims. (By Blake Sebring of News-Sentinel.com)

Komets reaching out to past champions for HOF weekend

The Fort Wayne Komets announced plans today for what might be their biggest Hall of Fame presentation ever. Besides adding five inductees on March 11, the Komets will also honor members from each of their nine championship teams and host the NHL's Stanley Cup. The Komets will play Cincinnati ...

Exciting players like C.J. Fair have helped the Mad Ants increase attendance to almost 3,000 players per game. (By Blake Sebring of News-Sentinel.com)

Mad Ants, Memorial Coliseum working on new lease

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants have begun negotiations with the Allen County Memorial Coliseum on a two-year lease, team president Tim Bawmann said. "It is our intent to stay in Fort Wayne," Bawmann. "We're not going to go anywhere." The team's current lease ends at the completion of this ...

Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly speaks to the media at the Guglielmino Athletics Complex Wednesday in South Bend. The Fighting Irish coaches were taking part in festivities for National Signing Day. (By Tom Davis of News-Sentinel.com)

Notre Dame football staff makes most of new recruiting schedule

SOUTH BEND - National Signing Day has morphed into a holiday for college football fans throughout this country with the advent of the internet and social media. However, the 2018 edition of the first Wednesday in February has lost a touch of its luster with the implementation of the early ...

Turnstone Flyers goaltender Gary Hurt during  a recent practice. (Photo courtesy of Matt Whitney)

Goaltender inspires, leads Turnstone Flyers to national competition

At the start of last season, the Turnstone Flyers sled hockey team desperately needed another goaltender. Practice had already started, and the games were coming up fast. Gary Hurt, a Parkinson’s Disease patient who also has degenerative back problems, was living in Marion and feeling ...

Fort Wayne Mad Ants rookie guard Tra-Deon Hollins is working to gradually earn more playing time. (By Blake Sebring of News-Sentinel.com)

Mad Ants ready for long road stretch

February is always the dog days of any athletic season. It's past the all-star break and the playoffs are too far away to get the adrenaline going, but the games this month can determine playoff position. And the Mad Ants schedule sure doesn't help. Fort Wayne is in the midst of playing four ...

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels talks with Tom Brady prior to an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Josh McDaniels changes mind, will not take Indianapolis Colts coaching job

Josh McDaniels has changed his mind and will not accept the Indianapolis Colts head coaching job, the Colts have confirmed. The Colts released this statement: "After agreeing to contract terms to become the Indianapolis Colts' new head head coach, New England Patriots assistant coach Josh ...

Columbia Fireflies outfielder Tim Tebow looks out from the dugout before the team's minor league baseball game against the Augusta GreenJackets last April. (Photo by the Associated Press)

REGGIE HAYES: Love for Tim Tebow expected to pack Memorial Coliseum

I’ll never again underestimate the drawing power of Tim Tebow. There will be 10,000 seats for people to hear Tebow speak at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ “Night of Hope” on Feb. 15 at the Memorial Coliseum, and it likely won’t be enough. Coliseum personnel expect those ...

Notre Dame defender Drue Tranquill awaits the next play during a game against Michigan State earlier in his career at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. (By News-Sentinel.com)

A look back: Notre Dame 2014 Football Recruiting Analysis

The annual celebration of National Signing Day on the first Wednesday of February has been diminished a tad this year, as the NCAA implemented an early signing period over the course of three days in December. However, Wednesday’s event is still occurring and it will be another ...

Komets center Justin Hodgman avoids a check from a Rapid City defenseman during Friday night's game. (By Blake Sebring of News-Sentinel.com)

What are the most-important goals of Komets’ history?

Now that Justin Hodgman has returned to the Komets' lineup after three months because of an injury, someone asked where his Game 7 triple-overtime goal ranks all-time among Fort Wayne's most-important goals. That's a great question, though it may shock some fans that it should not be ...