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  • Former Purdue linebacker Shaun Phillips has been claimed off waivers by the Colts.

    Colts claim OLB Shaun Phillips as they prepare for stretch run

    INDIANAPOLIS – The thought of a team being a contender in February can sometimes start in August and September. But it really doesn’t heat up until the weather does the opposite in late November and early December. That’s where the NFL finds itself at this points. One of the more interesting teams in this discussion are the Colts-whose position among the NFL’s elite has fluctuated at a “Jekyll and Hyde” pace in 2014. Things are a little better this week […]

  • Butler Bulldogs

    Butler scores upset of No. 5 North Carolina in the Bahamas

    PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas – On the sandy beaches of the Caribbean-far removed from the chill of the Midwest-Butler became Butler again. They were tenacious on the glass. They were stout on defense. While their shooting may not have been what fans are accustomed to seeing, the Bulldogs brought back some of their glory days during a trip to the Bahamas. In their opening game of the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament in Paradise Island, Butler knocked off No. 5 North Carolina […]

  • ROBERT GRIFFIN III

    No Luck for RG III: Griffin benched by Redskins

    RICHMOND, VA – Just four months after their were picked within 15 minutes of each other at the top of the NFL Draft in 2012, their they were on a rain-soaked Fed Ex Field. Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III each played about 30 minutes of football when the Colts and Redskins collided in each team’s third preseason game in August. It was just a sampling of what many thought was to come-after all the game didn’t count. Thanks to […]

  • Andrew Luck gets a pass off despite pressure from a Jaguars defender.

    Big second half helps the Colts beat the Jaguars 23-3

    INDIANAPOLIS – Once again, they are at the right place at the right time on the schedule. About two months ago the Colts were reeling a bit after dropping their first two games of the season. Tough losses to the Broncos and the Eagles had fans and pundits wondering if this team was really worthy of Super Bowl consideration. Then came the Jaguars and a blowout 44-17 victory that wasn’t as close as that score would indicate. Another four consecutive […]

  • Marian University senior running back Tevin Lake reflects on his career with the Knights.

    Tevin Lake helped Marian’s program grow not just with his play

    INDIANAPOLIS – The start to their run towards a second championship in program history began with the man who helped bring them their first. In the opening 20 minutes of play of Marian’s NAIA Playoff opener against Georgetown College of Kentucky, senior Tevin Lake punched in a pair of touchdowns that got the Knights out to the early lead. It would help the team pick up a victory in their playoff opener and earn them into the quarterfinals. Lake’s big […]

  • Notre Dame players walk off the field after a 31-28 loss to Louisville on November 22nd.

    Young Notre Dame lets victory slip out of their hands again

    SOUTH BEND – The look he gave was a bit oxymoronic. When he watched Kyle Brindza trot off the field with 51 seconds to go, Brian Kelly looked at the kicker in a bit of disbelief. The Notre Dame senior had just shanked a 32-yard attempt with little wind that would have tied Louisville and sent what was a competitive game with the 24th-ranked Cardinals to overtime. Yet history shows that the Irish coach could have seen this coming. Last […]

  • The Candidates for the McAlister's SPUDtacular Play of the Week for November 21st

    Candidates for the McAlister’s SPUDtacular Play of the Week for November 21

    INDIANAPOLIS – Over three months of intense competition have finally produced the final 12 teams in the state of Indiana. Spread across six classes the best of the best high school football teams in Indiana are ready to decent upon Lucas Oil Stadium to see which half dozen will finish up their season as a champion. Getting to that point had many amazing moments on a chilly yet somewhat tolerable Semi State Friday night of football. Yet only two of […]

  • New Palestine defeated Columbus East 30-28 in Friday's Class 4A Semi State.

    New Palestine and Cathedral advance to the State Championship

    NEW PALESTINE – Before one of the biggest games of his coaching career, Kyle Ralph had one thing he wanted his team to prove when they took on the defending state champions. “We don’t want to be known as a ‘One-and-Done’ type team,” said the New Palestine head coach. “Last year was great-and our goal was to improve upon that.” That’s exactly what his Dragons did-though they waited as long as they could to make it happen. In their Class […]

  • Ben Davis receiver Brennan Gillis celebrates with teammates after winning the McAlister's SPUDtacular Play of the Week award.

    Brennan Gillis wins the McAlister’s SPUDtacular Play of the Week Award

    INDIANAPOLIS – To make it to their first state championship game since 2012, Ben Davis needed to have quite a few good plays. That was especially true when the trailed very early in their Semi State game against Center Grove. While they made many of them in a 49-45 comeback victory over the Trojans to advance to the Class 6A State Championship Game-only one was good enough to be SPUDtacular. Ben Davis receiver Brennan Gillis’ fingertip, back of the endzone […]

  • Pacers forward Paul George take a shot during practice at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

    Paul George remains optimistic, hopeful as he continues rehabilitation

    INDIANAPOLIS – From the looks of it, you wouldn’t consider it an unusual scene. In the corner he moves, takes the pass, sets, jumps, and puts the ball in the air. Then he moves over to the wing and repeats the same process. Same for the top of the key then the opposite wing and corner. Paul George may very well have done this thousands of times at the practice gym at Bankers Life Fieldhouse since the team drafted him in […]

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