Smith had been battling cancer since 2014.
No. 2 Alabama won its fourth national title in the last seven seasons, outlasting the dynamic play of Deshaun Watson and No. 1 Clemson in a 45-40 victory Monday night in the College Football Playoff championship game.
The agreement runs through the 2021 season and Wilson will earn an average annual compensation of $2.55 million or $15.3 million over six years.
Center had 18 points and 13 rebounds in 25-point win over Ohio State.
Purdue fell four spot this week to no. 24 in the A.P. poll while Indiana sits just outside the top 25 receiving the 27th-most votes.
The former Bishop Luers High School standout announced his decision in a 55 second YouTube video Monday.
Redshirt-senior Max Landis/Indianapolis scored 19 points to lead IPFW to a 65-64 men’s college basketball Summit League road victory at the University of Denver on Saturday evening at Magness Arena in Denver, Colorado
The Irish used a 9-0 run late in the first quarter and a 13-0 run early in the second quarter to open a 36-17 lead and continued to pull away throughout, which kept McGraw happy.
Butler closed to within 58-55 in the final minute and had a chance to tie the score. But Jordan Gathers missed a 3 from the corner with 13 seconds left, and Ochefu made two free throws to seal it.
The Boilermakers weren’t able to make up the 46-37 deficit, despite 12 points from forward Caleb Swanigan and guard P.J. Thompson.
Indiana led 24-12 with just under 10 minutes to play in the first half. The 12-point deficit was the closest Ohio State (11-6, 3-1) would come to challenging the Hoosiers the rest of the game.
IPFW men’s volleyball was unable to complete a comeback as the Mastodons dropped a thrilling four set home match to No. 13 Stanford (26-28, 29-27, 22-25, 26-28).
Nothing like a 14-0 start to put University of Saint Francis coaches and fans fears to rest. That’s what eighth-ranked USF did on Saturday against Taylor University and the Cougars won 95-82 at Hutzell Athletic Center.
Notre Dame coaching legend Lou Holtz visited the Summit City on Saturday, signing autographs at Playball Ink.
In Ryan “Rock” Perrotte’s first match as the IPFW men’s volleyball head coach, the Mastodons swept Alderson Broaddus in three sets as they opened up their 2016 season at home (25-22, 25-18, 25-22).
Warsaw High School grad Nic Moore scored 14 points, including two 3-pointers in the game-ending 11-2 run.
After a stellar third quarter comeback, the IPFW women’s basketball team was unable to hold off Western Illinois as they fell 78-74 to the Leathernecks.
A.J. Hammons scored 17 points and had four blocks while Rapheal Davis added 16 points Thursday to lead No. 20 Purdue past Michigan 87-70.
Demetrius Jackson scored eight of his 17 points during a 21-4 key run in the first half that carried Notre Dame to an 82-54 win over Boston College on Thursday night.
First-year head coach Ryan “Rock” Perrotte and the 2016 Mastodons open their season on January 8, when the Blue and White face first-year program Alderson Broaddus.