DEKALB, Ill. | Rod Carey could have been on the golf course. As alternatives go, this isn't bad.
(Records through Wednesday's games; last week's ranking in parentheses)
(Previous poll position in parentheses)
Andrean senior and Crown Point native Brandon Barnes accepted an invitation to Perfect Game's World Showcase Jan. 4-5 in Ft. Myers, Fla.
LAKE FOREST | With all respect to the late Johnny Carson and his Tonight Show sidekick Ed McMahon, how desperate are the Bears?
The area's top teams in boys basketball, girls basketball, boys swimming, girls swimming and wrestling.
If the season ended today, the Bears would — again — fall just short of the playoffs.
HAMMOND | Chesterton made 26-of-32 free throws; Chris Palombizio scored 31 points, and three other Trojans scored at least 12 as Chesterton topped Morton 75-64 Wednesday night.
GARY | It’s called living up to the hype.
GARY | Calumet College's men's basketball team is making quite a turnaround early this season, and a lot of that has to do with two local players.
MUNCIE | The Valparaiso men's basketball team took out 46 years of frustration Wednesday night.
Houston (2-10) at Jacksonville (3-9)
You just knew Eddie Fierek couldn't stay away for long after resigning as Highland boys basketball coach in March of 2012.
Paul Konerko firmly declined Wednesday to use the word “coach” in any of the upcoming job descriptions of his 16th and final season with the White Sox at age 38 in 2014.
MUNSTER | Munster junior Jacob Comanse knows the shoes he has to fill this season are colossal, to say the least.
Previous rankings in parentheses.
ATLANTA | For a stretch of the second half, Georgia Tech had no answer for Illinois junior Rayvonte Rice.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. | After falling behind by 10 points at the outset against No. 4 Syracuse, Indiana coach Tom Crean had his Hoosiers right where he wanted at halftime — down by just two baskets.
No. 23 Iowa was deeper than Notre Dame. The Hawkeyes were also playing in front of a raucous home crowd and were bolstered by a strong showing in last week's Battle 4 Atlantis.
EAST CHICAGO | When E.C. Central girls basketball coach Eric Kundich put Chesterton on the schedule, it was with the hope to see a Tiajaney Hawkins-Caroline Puntillo matchup in early December.
VALPARAISO | Nine games into his Valparaiso career and Jubril Adekoya isn’t exactly setting the world on fire with his personal statistics.
EAST LANSING, Mich. | Mark Dantonio wants to make it abundantly clear there is no lingering animosity between him and the coaching staff at Ohio State.
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