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NS VIDEO: Fort Wayne basketball coach talks defensive potential

Fourth-year Fort Wayne men's basketball coach Jon Coffman spoke with Tom Davis of News-Sentinel.com Monday regarding the defensive potential of this year's squad. The Mastodons have eight newcomers to the 2017-18 roster and open the season Nov. 10 at former Summit League rival Oakland at 7 p.m.

Saint Francis’ Justin Green earns second-straight honor

University of Saint Francis running back Justin Green has earned player of the week honors for the second straight week. Green, who rushed for 142 yards (on 21 carries) and three touchdowns in Saint Francis’ 36-9 win last Saturday at Siena Heights, was named Monday as the Mid-States Football ...

Tippecanoe Valley honors legendary, fallen coaches

MENTONE - Tippecanoe Valley High School is wrapping up its 43rd season of playing football and the threesome of Jeff Shriver, Scott Bibler, and Charlie Smith has each served as the head coach of the Vikings in 86 percent of the program’s 434 games. So it was fitting that last Friday ...

Chicago Bears run all over defenseless Baltimore Ravens in uplifting victory

BALTIMORE — There may come a time this season when the Chicago Bears will have to rely upon the passing of Mitchell Trubisky to win. Until then, coach John Fox is quite content to ride Jordan Howard and the running game for as long as necessary. The Bears (2-4) ripped apart the Baltimore ...

Tailing the Komets: Observations on Game 1

Wow, does Tyson Fawcett ever love playing in Fort Wayne! Fawcett scored a hat trick in the Komets' 4-2 win over Toledo on Saturday night before 10,089 Memorial Coliseum fans. Including the previous games he played here against the Komets, that's a ridiculous seven goals and eight points in ...

Notre Dame report card: Offense much improved from a year ago

With Southern Cal having to rally from a 21-7 second-half deficit – at home, no less – to beat Utah Saturday, it isn’t a stretch to say that Notre Dame is the hotter team coming into this rivaled match-up that will be played Saturday at South Bend (NBC, 7:30 p.m.). The 16th-ranked ...

BLAKE SEBRING: Hopefully new Komets now understand Toledo rivalry

Sorry to the players, this is probably completely unfair, but it's also the absolute truth about this Fort Wayne Komets season, and they need to hear it. Everything you do for the rest of the season will likely be judged on your success or failure against Toledo. Saturday's 4-2 ...

Cubs bullpen gives it away in NLCS opening loss to Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Maddon went to his bullpen, and two pitches later, it all began to implode for the Chicago Cubs. Jose Quintana gave Chicago five strong innings, but relievers Hector Rondon and Mike Montgomery couldn't make it count in a 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the ...

Defense holds up for No. 7 Wisconsin in 17-9 win over Purdue

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jonathan Taylor and the offense stumbled after a fast start, and then finished strong in typical Wisconsin fashion by grinding out a clock-chewing drive. The seventh-ranked Badgers' defense, on the other hand, maintained its elite level of play throughout. Taylor ran ...

No. 17 Michigan defense holds off Indiana in OT, 27-20

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Karan Higdon was the only thing really working for Michigan's offense. The defense did its part all day for the Wolverines. Higdon ran 25 yards for a touchdown on the first play of overtime for No. 17 Michigan and Tyree Kinnel intercepted a fourth-down pass in the ...

Former IPFW volleyball players striving to help Puerto Rico

Former IPFW men's volleyball player Ivan Matos returned from his Puerto Rican home on Friday. He really didn't want to leave, but the Puerto Rican league he was playing in canceled its season and he needed to work so he could send money home. "From what I saw the day after the hurricane in the ...

REGGIE HAYES: Erase those doubts, Snider ready for playoffs

They’ll have two weeks to prepare for their sectional rematch against Homestead, but the Snider Panthers look like they’re more than ready today. Doubts about the dominant nature of Snider surfaced the last two weeks with some defensive lapses and a razor-thin win over Bishop Dwenger. ...

Small Snider receiver Nakasen making big strides

Snider High School senior David Nakasen’s patience and persistence paid off. Nakasen, a 5-foot-9, 160-pound wide receiver, worked the last four years for the game he delivered in Snider’s 48-7 win over Bishop Luers on Friday at Luersfield. He’s always had speed, talent and willpower. ...

No. 1 Saint Francis improves to 7-0 with road win

ADRIAN, Mich. – Justin Green rushed for three touchdowns for the second consecutive game as the University of Saint Francis remained perfect with a road win at Siena Heights. Green rushed 21 times for 142 yards as Saint Francis beat Siena Heights 36-9 on Saturday in O’Laughlin Stadium. The ...

Week 9 Roundup: Snider, Angola finish undefeated as regular season ends

SUMMIT ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Snider 48, Bishop Luers 7: Michael Haupert completed 11-of-20 passes for 226 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for two scores as the Panthers clinched an undefeated regular season and the SAC title. Kameron Trotter rushed for 80 yards, A'Nyis Lockett for 78 and ...