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Ball State Notebook: Help wanted for Cardinals QB job

Ball State football coach Mike Neu spoke with the media Monday via teleconference in wake of his program losing at Akron 31-3 Saturday. The Cardinals fell to 2-4 overall (0-2 Mid-American Conference) with the loss. Which was the team’s third consecutive. Here are some of the topics that ...

Reality about to set in on Notre Dame

The Notre Dame football team will get back to work tomorrow for an abbreviated week of practice, as it does not have a game this Saturday. Coach Brian Kelly explained Sunday that his team will work Wednesday and Thursday before taking off until next Tuesday. However, the Fighting Irish players ...

Column: Butler recruit obviously doesn’t ‘fit’ with Bulldog program

INDIANAPOLIS – A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting in the office of recently-hired Butler men’s basketball coach LaVall Jordan when he made an interesting statement that became even more so this morning. “I got good advice a long time ago,” Jordan said, “to never panic in ...

Notre Dame maintains focus, wins easily again

If there was an easy way to describe the Notre Dame football team in 2016 it would be with the word “unfocused.” A year ago, the Fighting Irish lost games (a number of them) that it had no business losing and veteran coach Brian Kelly broke down his program in the ensuing months like he ...

Colts, 49ers hope to put on good show for Manning’s party

INDIANAPOLIS — Jacoby Brissett understands Sunday will be Peyton Manning's show. The newest Indianapolis Colts quarterback just wants to honor the old one properly — with a winning performance against San Francisco. "I went to the Peyton Manning camp when I was in college," Brissett ...

Top-ranked Saint Francis pushed to the limit in win

Don't be fooled by the 17-point final margin. The No. 1 University of Saint Francis football team was pushed to the limit in winning its sixth straight game. Saint Francis beat No. 20 Concordia 35-18 on Saturday at Bishop D'Arcy Stadium, but the game was very much in doubt late in the ...

Indiana takes charge early to beat Charleston Southern 27-0

BLOOMINGTON — For Indiana quarterback Peyton Ramsey, little things matter. Being first matters. That, coach Tom Allen said, is among the reasons why the freshman has won the starting job and why he's had so much early success. Case in point, Saturday's 27-0 victory over Charleston ...

Purdue overcomes turnovers, delay to beat Minnesota 31-17

WEST LAFAYETTE — Markell Jones scored on a 12-yard run with 1:17 left and Elijah Sindelar rallied Purdue twice — once before a heavy storm delayed Saturday's game and once after — to beat Minnesota 31-17. Sindelar replaced David Blough in the first half and had the best game of his ...

Bishop Dwenger gives Snider just what it needed even in defeat

It's only human nature to let your guard down after enjoying continued success for an extended period of time. It's also only human nature for you to have the adrenaline flowing when faced with a difficult challenge. The former applied to the Snider football team Friday, while the latter ...

East Noble’s defense makes a goal line statement

KENDALLVILLE – East Noble stuffed the run. There are other reasons why the Knights are tied for first in the Northeast 8 Conference today, but nothing proved bigger in their 42-21 win over previously unbeaten New Haven on Friday than when they stopped Antwone Washington just outside the ...

No. 21 Notre Dame visits North Carolina seeking 5-1 start

No. 21 Notre Dame (4-1) at North Carolina (1-4), Saturday 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC) Line: Notre Dame by 15. Series record: Notre Dame leads 17-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE Notre Dame is looking for a 5-1 start, which would surpass its win total in a frustrating 2016 season. The Tar Heels are trying to ...

Woodlan, Adams Central win to set up another ACAC showdown

SUMMIT ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Snider 34, Bishop Dwenger 31: The Panthers had to rally from a 21-0 first-half deficit to win on a 23-yard field goal by Jack James with seven seconds remaining. The Panthers can win the SAC title with a win over Bishop Luers on Friday. The Panthers were led on ...

A walk to remember: Injured Saint Francis player Qamari Hassan visits team

Qamari Hassan stood up from his wheelchair and walked onto the field Thursday in one had to be one of the most inspiring athletic feats ever at Bishop D’Arcy Stadium. Hassan, a University of Saint Francis freshman football player, left the same stadium in an ambulance Aug. 25 after suffering ...

When Peyton talks, people listen and build statues

Peyton Manning does nothing unprepared, so if he speaks, even for 30 seconds Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium, it'll be worth a listen. The Indianapolis Colts' statue of Manning will be unveiled at 3 p.m. Saturday outside the stadium. He has joked he thought you had to be dead for such an honor, ...

Notre Dame Notes: Irish QB progressing, will play Saturday

Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly met with the media Thursday following his team's practice session in South Bend. It was the final time that the coach will address the media prior to Saturday's game at North Carolina (3:30 p.m., ABC). Here are some notes regarding what Kelly touched ...

No. 1 Saint Francis looks to avoid letdown vs. No. 20 Concordia

The dreaded trap game has arrived for the NAIA No. 1-ranked University of Saint Francis football team. The Cougars are coming off an emotional win over their biggest rival Marian. They're facing Concordia University for the seventh time in program history, with Saint Francis holding a 6-0 edge ...

South Adams senior proves knee injury a long way from heart

This was supposed to be Isaiah Baumgartner's big year, an all-time great senior football season. After he was named to the all-state Class 2A team as a junior, every South Adams fan couldn't wait to see what he could accomplish as a senior since he was already the school's career leader in ...

Local basketball star has a chance to be so much more

Memorial Park eighth grader Ayanna Patterson received a basketball scholarship from Indiana University two weeks ago, but she's also interested in many other things, including writing, reading and drawing. (By Blake Sebring of The News-Sentinel) Patterson helped Memorial Park win the Fort ...