Escaping the cold temperatures of Fort Wayne for the sunny skies and 60-degree weather of Texas were not enough to push the IPFW softball team to victory in its first day of the Texas Classic, falling to Colorado State 9-1, and Texas 12-0.
The IPFW baseball team swept its season-opening doubleheader against the Alabama A&M Bulldogs by scores of 15-5 and 2-0, improving to 2-0 on the season for the first time since the 1977 season.
The ninth-ranked (American Volleyball Coaches Association) IPFW men’s volleyball team was unable to comeback against top-ranked Loyola, falling in three sets. The Mastodons finished 19-25, 11-25, 20-25, dropping to 9-3 (3-1 MIVA), while the Ramblers improved to 9-0 (2-0 MIVA).
Bishop Luers graduate Brooke Ridley tallied 13 points and nine rebounds while Akyah Taylor led the way with 20 as eighth-ranked Saint Francis beat Spring Arbor 81-63 Wednesday night at the Hutzell Athletic Center.
Snider grad Akilah Sims tallied 14 points and seven rebounds for IUPUI.
Melo Trimble and Dez Wells each scored 18 points, and No. 19 Maryland edged Indiana 68-66 Wednesday night to earn a split of the season series.
Max Landis and Joe Edwards scored 14 points apiece to lead IPFW to a 69-54 win over IUPUI on Wednesday night.
Jordan Fuchs is a tight end for the IU football team and played as prep at Christ The King High School in New York.
Jerian Grant, whose brother, father and uncle all played in front of cheering Clemson crowds at Littlejohn Coliseum, scored 22 points to lead No. 10 Notre Dame to a 60-58 win over the Tigers on Tuesday night.
Tony Alford, who has coached collegiate running backs for 18 years and who is called an “exceptional” person and coach by Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, was named assistant head coach for offense/running backs coach at Ohio State today by Meyer.
Notre Dame stayed at no. 10 while Butler moves up four spots to no. 18 this week.
Behind a pair of big scoring efforts against two of the top three teams in the Summit League standings, IPFW junior Max Landis has been named the Summit League Player of the Week by both the Summit League and College Sports Madness.