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Michigan's Robinson puts on a show in thrilling 42-35 Wolverine win

Michigan's Robinson puts on a show in thrilling 42-35 Wolverine win

BLOOMINGTON | Arm-weary and defeated, Ben Chappell walked slowly toward his lockerroom Saturday when a young man asked him to stop. Chappell paused, and the man, three academic years his junior, spoke briefly, then shook Indiana's fifth-year senior quarterback's hand, and gave him a brief, r…

October 02, 2010 5:51 pm
Indiana, Michigan appear ready for a shootout

Indiana, Michigan appear ready for a shootout

BLOOMINGTON | Denard Robinson might well be the best player in college football today, at least according to Bill Lynch.

September 30, 2010 10:00 pm
Chappell guides Indiana to easy Akron win

Chappell guides Indiana to easy Akron win

BLOOMINGTON | In much the same manner as its first two wins in this still-young season, Indiana was neither greatly troubled nor wildly convincing in a 35-20 win over visiting Akron on Saturday night. With Michigan, the potential of facing Denard Robinson and the start of conference play loo…

September 26, 2010 12:00 am Related
C.P.'s Ernest has big night in Hoosiers' win

C.P.'s Ernest has big night in Hoosiers' win

BLOOMINGTON | Matt Ernest got lucky. Well, that's his story anyway.

September 03, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Ernest impresses in Indiana scrimmage

BLOOMINGTON | Dimitrius Carr-Watson's biggest adjustment in his second year of college football?

August 21, 2010 8:00 pm
Valpo's Martin back in action for Irish hoops team

Valpo's Martin back in action for Irish hoops team

SOUTH BEND | It's been so long that it hardly seems possible Scott Martin has really satisfied everyone whose approval he needed.

July 20, 2010 10:00 pm Related

Harangody's Boston career already underway

Luke Harangody's professional career didn't take long to get started.

June 26, 2010 12:00 am
Harangody prepares to hear his name on draft night

Harangody prepares to hear his name on draft night

Luke Harangody just wants a job. He currently occupies a position to which few can relate -- put on display, essentially, day after day, his every move critiqued and evaluated.

June 20, 2010 12:05 am

Chesterton native 'indebted' to outgoing ND baseball coach

After a season in which it seemed, according to Casey Martin, most all that could go wrong did, Notre Dame's baseball program is headed in another direction.

June 15, 2010 12:00 am

Purdue's Robbie Hummel ahead of schedule in recovery

Robbie Hummel admits, he felt a little sorry for himself.

May 22, 2010 12:00 am

Moore, Johnson to stay at Purdue

The sky now appears to be the limit for coach Matt Painter's Purdue Boilermakers.

May 09, 2010 12:00 am

After weeks of angry anticipation, NCAA opts for more tame tournament expansion

So, in the end, there might be compromise.

April 28, 2010 12:00 am
E.C. Central grad Moore ready to test NBA waters

E.C. Central grad Moore ready to test NBA waters

With strong campaigns just behind them and plenty of returning talent, both Purdue and Butler have high expectations for the 2010-11 season. Those expectations, however, will be measured first in draft stock, this summer.

April 15, 2010 12:05 am
Extra-inning loss leaves Irish 'snakebitten'

Extra-inning loss leaves Irish 'snakebitten'

SOUTH BEND | After Sunday's 11-inning, 8-6 loss to Rutgers, which until the ninth inning was safely in Notre Dame's hands, Irish coach Dave Schrage gathered his team together inside the home dugout at Frank Eck Stadium. He left them with a simple message.

April 12, 2010 12:00 am

Unheralded senior front court boosts Duke during Final Four run

Anyone waiting for Duke to trip and flatten its face in the Sweet 16 or the Elite Eight last weekend went home disappointed.

April 02, 2010 12:00 am

Butler's Final Four run spearheaded by Hoosier talent

Legend says there is a basketball hoop in every driveway in the state of Indiana. Were it only half true, the Hoosier state's talent pool would still almost certainly be deep enough to stock all of its traditional powers plus an ambitious few more.

April 01, 2010 12:05 am
Duke outlasts Baylor, earns right to meet West Virginia

Duke outlasts Baylor, earns right to meet West Virginia

HOUSTON | Mike Krzyzewski has coached national champions and players of the year. He has won a gold medal and achieved nearly every honor of his trade. But he has never had a team quite like the one he's taking to Indianapolis.

March 29, 2010 12:05 am

Tweety Carter's chance pays off for Baylor

HOUSTON | All Tweety Carter did was invest in a dream.

March 29, 2010 12:00 am

Kramer 'very satisfied' with Purdue career

HOUSTON | He's the kind of player that knows no middle ground. Tough-nosed, fiery and always willing to meet a challenge, Chris Kramer often was either beloved or belittled.

March 28, 2010 12:00 am

Little things weren't enough for Purdue against Duke

HOUSTON | Even coach Mike Krzyzewski admitted that, at times during Purdue's Sweet 16 tilt Friday night with Duke, the Boilermakers were winning hustle battle, never an easy feat against the tough-nosed Blue Devils. Purdue forced the game into a defensive struggle, something coach Matt Paint…

March 28, 2010 12:00 am

Record-setting Bears have sights set squarely on Duke

HOUSTON | Whether it ends in Indianapolis or closer to home in Texas, Baylor's season has been rather historic.

March 28, 2010 12:00 am

Purdue's bittersweet season ends with loss to Duke

HOUSTON | The question was straightforward, and JaJuan Johnson's answer was honest.

March 28, 2010 12:00 am
Purdue falls to Duke in Sweet 16

Purdue falls to Duke in Sweet 16

HOUSTON | Short on bodies and long on desire, Purdue clung to its season for as long as it could. Undermanned against a top-seeded Duke team that features three 17-point-or-better scorers, the Boilermakers battled through the Texas night against the ACC champions, hoping to extend their alre…

March 27, 2010 12:05 am
Scott Drew has Baylor one win from Indy

Scott Drew has Baylor one win from Indy

HOUSTON | Just as simple as any give-and-go they had ever run in, LaceDarius Dunn and Tweety Carter sliced downcourt, their eventual destination inevitable.

March 27, 2010 12:00 am
Valparaiso's Hummel makes Houston trip for Purdue's Sweet 16 appearance

Valparaiso's Hummel makes Houston trip for Purdue's Sweet 16 appearance

HOUSTON | The gold was traded for blue, as in a shirt and tie, but Robbie Hummel being on Purdue's bench still was a welcome sight for his coach and team Friday night, when No. 4 Purdue took on No. 1 Duke in the Sweet 16.

March 27, 2010 12:00 am

Boilers adjust to new setting

HOUSTON | While the raised floor that often accompanies NCAA tournament games played in football stadiums was nothing new for Purdue, issues of depth perception behind the baskets inside massive Reliant Stadium still required an adjustment.

March 27, 2010 12:00 am
Boilermakers ready for Blue Devils

Boilermakers ready for Blue Devils

Purdue wasn't paying attention when it was told that losing Robbie Hummel meant the effective end of its season. And the Boilermakers weren't listening when Siena became one of the college basketball world's upset darlings on Selection Sunday.

March 26, 2010 12:05 am

Hummel will travel with Boilermakers to Houston

Purdue coach Matt Painter confirmed Tuesday that former Valparaiso standout Robbie Hummel, still recovering from surgery to repair a torn right anterior cruciate ligament, will travel with Purdue to Houston for this weekend's action. Hummel has been out since Feb. 24, when he sustained the s…

March 26, 2010 12:00 am
Balance, talent integral for Bears in matchup with St. Mary's

Balance, talent integral for Bears in matchup with St. Mary's

Scott Drew is used to playing the role of underdog.

March 26, 2010 12:00 am
Painter knows Duke loss taught Boilermakers lessons

Painter knows Duke loss taught Boilermakers lessons

The last time Duke and Purdue met, on Dec. 2, 2008, the stage was set for an evening of college basketball pageantry.

March 26, 2010 12:00 am

Dunn, Carter mesh quickly for Baylor

Coming into this season, Baylor was tasked with replacing three 1,000-point scorers, and expectations, as such, were adjusted down accordingly.

March 26, 2010 12:00 am
Former Washington star DeAndre Liggins gives Kentucky 'energy' during tournament run

Former Washington star DeAndre Liggins gives Kentucky 'energy' during tournament run

NEW ORLEANS | Considering John Calipari's impressive list of alumni -- Marcus Camby, Derrick Rose, Tyreke Evans -- it's not at all surprising when he talks about chatting up NBA coaches. So, with a current roster that probably includes three 2010 lottery picks, what name came up in a convers…

March 25, 2010 12:00 am

Bench play helps Purdue reach Sweet 16

With Chris Kramer and JaJuan Johnson on the bench in foul trouble, Purdue needed help.

March 25, 2010 12:00 am

Painter's winning principles guiding Purdue to Sweet 16

Matt Painter was clear -- his three keys to victory are easy to remember, and they have next to nothing to do with the next opponent on Purdue's schedule.

March 25, 2010 12:00 am

No longer underdogs, Butler learns to roll with punches

It probably goes without saying now that Butler sneaks up on no one. The Bulldogs are basically a perennial NCAA tournament team, having now made the field of 65 for the fourth straight year.

March 24, 2010 12:00 am

Defense key as experienced Boilermakers prepare for Sweet 16

Matt Painter's message to his team was up front and simple: start with defense.

March 24, 2010 12:00 am

Scott Drew's Baylor squad believing in team's tourney chances

By the time Baylor left New Orleans and turned its focus on the Sweet 16, the Bears were in uncharted waters, going where the program hadn't been in 60 years. As if one was needed, there is an added bonus: The next two rounds, and the only two separating Baylor and a trip to the Final Four, …

March 24, 2010 12:00 am

Purdue adapts without Hummel

Color this win a little bit different. The Purdue Boilermakers, considered by some as long shots to make it out of the NCAA tournament's first weekend without injured star and Valparaiso High School graduate Robbie Hummel, battled their way through two close wins, the last coming Sunday in o…

March 23, 2010 12:00 am

Drew has Bears on cusp of Sweet 16

It might be fair to say most teams that win their first NCAA tournament game in 60 years are often talked about as happy-to-be-there types without much need for further success. It's safer to assume that none of those teams knows what it feels like to be Baylor.

March 20, 2010 12:00 am

Harangody tries to make sense of it all

NEW ORLEANS | So what comes after all the records, all the accolades, all the awards and recognition and "SportsCenter" moments?

March 20, 2010 12:00 am
Fighting Irish stunned in NCAA tournament

Fighting Irish stunned in NCAA tournament

NEW ORLEANS | Luke Harangody's final points were his least important. Carleton Scott's potential game-tying 3-point attempt in the waning seconds spun into the rim but then back out, and Harangody's putback with this team down 51-48 was little consolation.

March 19, 2010 12:05 am Photos

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Liggins helps Kentucky cruise

NEW ORLEANS | Kentucky's greatest -- and perhaps only -- true weakness entering the NCAA tournament is youth, one reason sophomore DeAndre Liggins said Thursday that focus and a quick start would be their No. 1 priority.

March 19, 2010 12:00 am

ND's Martin set to play big role next season

NEW ORLEANS | Given the strong nucleus of experienced players Notre Dame has returning next year -- even without Tory Jackson and Luke Harangody -- coach Mike Brey was willing to look forward, even after a tough 51-50 loss to Old Dominion on Thursday morning.

March 19, 2010 12:00 am

Drew leads Bears to first NCAA win in 60 years

NEW ORLEANS | Baylor is a team that's on more than one list of Final Four darkhorses this March.

March 19, 2010 12:00 am
Guards lead Notre Dame into morning matchup

Guards lead Notre Dame into morning matchup

NEW ORLEANS | They are the kindling behind the "slow burn" offense.

March 18, 2010 12:05 am Photos

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Boilers don't want to get burnt by Siena Friday

The unavoidable caveat to coaching success in college basketball is that, eventually, you'll become the one whose back is painted with a bull's-eye, a reality Matt Painter knows all too well.

March 18, 2010 12:00 am

Notre Dame seniors unparalleled in winning

SOUTH BEND | Luke Harangody is a man who knows about records, given the ones he's set, the ones he's chased and the ones still in front of him.

March 17, 2010 12:00 am
Senior guard gives Purdue tough defensive presence

Senior guard gives Purdue tough defensive presence

WEST LAFAYETTE | Indiana coach Tom Crean, sitting with reporters after his team's loss to Purdue earlier this month, was profuse in his praise about the senior guard whose toughness, he said, was crucial to his team's success. The second-year IU coach even talked about putting a framed pictu…

March 17, 2010 12:00 am

Harangody enjoying twilight of college career from different vantage point

SOUTH BEND | The poker term is called "playing with house money."

March 16, 2010 12:00 am
Moore, Purdue still adapting to life without Hummel

Moore, Purdue still adapting to life without Hummel

WEST LAFAYETTE | Purdue's world probably revolves just as much around injured Robbie Hummel as it did healthy Robbie Hummel, if not more.

March 16, 2010 12:00 am Related
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