The Naismith Award is one of college basketball’s highest honor, given to the nation’s top player. Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield won the award a year ago.
The 2016-17 season will get underway Friday night in Fayetteville for the Mastodons as Fort Wayne travels to face Arkansas at Bud Walton Arena to open the year.
Four Notre Dame players finished in double figures, as senior guard V.J. Beachem led the team with 20 pionts on 8-of-13 shooting.
Bill Burke has been tabbed the head coach of both programs beginning in 2017.
Jessie Bates delivered the key play, intercepting a pass and returning it 39 yards for the winning touchdown with 6:47 to play in the game.
Behind a game-high 21 points from Rachel Rinehart and a double-double by De’Jour Young, the Fort Wayne women’s basketball team won head coach Niecee Nelson’s unofficial debut, as the Mastodons defeated cross-town foe Indiana Tech 78-46, in an exhibition game.
All four seniors contributed for the ‘Dons on the night, led by Somer Johnson’s double-double, 11 kills, 15 digs, and four blocks.
Rodney Smith ran for 153 yards and three touchdowns and quarterback Mitch Leidner ran for 74 yards and two more scores Saturday as Minnesota defeated Purdue 44-31.
Devine Redding gave Indiana the lead with a 34-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter and caught Richard Lagow’s third touchdown pass of the game in the fourth as the error-prone Hoosiers rallied for a 33-27 win over Rutgers Saturday.
Will Worth ran for 175 yards and two touchdowns, his eighth consecutive game with a rushing score, and the Midshipmen beat the Fighting Irish 28-27 Saturday in the nation’s longest-running intersectional rivalry.
The Scots scored two touchdowns in the final minute to complete the victory after they trailed by as much as 23 points
The fourth-ranked Saint Francis football team finished the regular season with a 35-6 win over Davenport in Grand Rapids.
The Mastodons closed the first half on a 14-6 run to take a 19-point lead of 47-28 to the break. Mo Evans had 15 points and five assists in the first half. He finished with 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting with six assists, four rebounds and three steals.
The Wuerffel Trophy announces the eleven semifinalists for the 2016 Wuerffel Trophy, known as “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service,” which is presented annually by the All Sports Association in Fort Walton Beach.
The former Homestead quarterback went 23 of 34 for 367 yards, with Corey Davis getting open all night and made the big plays look routine.
The No. 11-ranked Indiana Hoosiers men’s basketball team defeated Hope College, 98-65, in an exhibition game at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Tuesday night.
Every Notre Dame player scored in the 2016-17 unofficial season opener on Tuesday evening, as the Irish comfortably defeated Mercy by a final score of 119-58 in the first of two exhibitions.
The Fort Wayne women’s volleyball team put on a dominate showing Tuesday night (Nov. 1) as the Mastodons rolled over in-state rival IUPUI 3-0 (25-11, 26-24, 25-12).
Isaac Haas scored 25 points and No. 15-ranked Purdue forced 22 turnovers to breeze past Southern Indiana 85-63 at Mackey Arena on Tuesday night.
Cline will miss tonight’s exhibition game against Southern Indiana, this weekend’s closed scrimmage with West Virginia and the Nov. 11, season opener against McNeese State.