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  • 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 […]

  • New Palestine football players hit the field before a practice leading up to their Semi State game with Columbus East.

    New Palestine wants to show it’s football success is here to stay

    NEW PALESTINE – There’s a difference between creating tradition and being a one-hit wonder. Kyle Ralph knows that very well He played his high school football at and then coached for consistent power St. Xavier in Cincinnati. In his second stop of his coaching career it was the same situation at Withrow University High School in Southwest Ohio. So when Ralph took his first ever head coaching job at New Palestine in 2013 he was inheriting a program that had […]

  • Indiana players celebrate after a late three-pointer that helped the Hoosiers' to a 74-68 victory over No. 22 SMU.

    With more players back, Hoosiers knock off No. 22 SMU

    BLOOMINGTON – It’s not quite all together yet. There is still one person missing from the Indiana men’s basketball collective for the 2014-2015 season and that’s Devin Davis. He’s no longer in the hospital after being hit by a car being driven by teammate Emmitt Holt, but he’s back in Indianapolis continuing rehabilitation. But for the first time all year long, Tom Crean had almost his full team on the floor for a game at Assembly Hall. Holt was back […]

  • Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw shakes off a defender to score a touchdown against the Texans.

    Cliffs Notes for the Colts for Jaguars week: What to do with the run game

    INDIANAPOLIS – For a second-straight year, Pep Hamilton is left with a big of a conundrum in his backfield. Once again, it’s an injury to Ahmad Bradshaw which has caused it-only this year it’s happening a lot later than before. With a fractured fibula knocking the running back out of the lineup after a solid campaign which featured 4.7 yards a carry and six receiving touchdowns, Hamilton must now look to fill the void with what he has in the […]

  • Pacers forward Solomon Hill puts in the game-winning bucket with no time remaining to help the Pacers beat the Hornets 88-86.

    Thrilling ending helps Pacers’ spoil Stephenson homecoming

    INDIANAPOLIS – Not even “Born Ready” could have been prepared for this kind of ending. Frankly, Pacers fans might not have expected it either. But perhaps they should more often. On the night in which Lance Stephenson returned to Indiana for the first time since bolting from the Pacers during free agency last July, the team he left behind rallied to pull off a dramatic 88-86 win Wednesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Second-year forward Soloman Hill grabbed an offensive […]


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