GLVC HONORS BARTOLOMEO: The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced its 2013 all-conference list Wednesday, with University of Indianapolis coach and Andrean graduate Bob Bartolomeo earning Coach of the Year honors for the second straight season, as voted on by his peers.
In his fourth year as the U-Indy head man, Bartolomeo improved on the Greyhounds' record-setting season last year by establishing a school record for regular-season wins (10), its highest ranking ever in the AFCA Top 25 Poll (10th), a second straight GLVC title and back-to-back NCAA Division II playoff berths.
At 10-1 on the year, his Hounds are undefeated against Division II opponents and have maintained an unblemished mark in the conference for the second straight season.
Bartolomeo leads his Greyhounds into the NCAA Division II playoffs at noon Saturday when they host No. 19 West Texas A&M (9-2). The winner advances to face seventh-ranked Ohio Dominican (10-0) on Nov. 30.
PURDUE CAL TOPS RANKED OLIVET NAZARENE: Behind double-doubles from Brooklyn Short and Madison Gervais, Purdue Calumet bested Olivet Nazarene, 114-105, to snap a seven-game losing streak at the home of the Tigers on Wednesday.
The Peregrines trailed 55-51 at halftime before scoring 63 points in the second half. Seven players scored in double figures, including Kami Graber and Staci Groom (15 points each), Cassido Deno (22 points), Quincy Eller (14 points) and Patrice McBee (10 points). Gervais had 17 points with 13 rebounds, and Short had 12 points with 10 rebounds.
IUN HOLDS OFF MARIAN: Nicki Monahan (Portage) scored nine of her game-high 18 points on a trio of 3-pointers in the last 10 minutes to help Indiana Northwest pull away from visiting Marian, 63-51.
Brittany Dewell (Boone Grove) contributed 11 points, three assists and three steals for the RedHawks (5-2). Claire Holba (Chesterton) posted nine points and eight rebounds for Marian (3-4).
IPFW ROUTS PURDUE CALUMET: Moe Evans came off the bench to pour in 22 points, leading five players in double figures as IPFW (4-2) rolled to a 106-72 win over Purdue Calumet on Wednesday.
The Peregrines (5-2) got 26 points from Kaspars Brencans and 16 from Dioscar Gomez.
UNBEATEN BOILERS SHUT DOWN EASTERN ILLINOIS: Bryson Scott scored 14 points, and Kendall Stephens added 11 to lead unbeaten Purdue (4-0) past Eastern Illinois 83-55.
Eastern Illinois (2-2) was led by Reggie Smith with 11 points.
MANHATTAN BEATS ILLINOIS ST.: George Beamon scored a game-high 24 points as Manhattan rolled to a 79-70 victory over Illinois State. The Redbird bench was instrumental in keeping Illinois State competitive with Daishon Knight scoring a team-high 21 points followed by Reggie Lynch with 12 points and five rebounds.
EVANSVILLE HOLDS OFF VALPO: D.J. Balentine made six 3-pointers and scored 32 points as Evansville (4-0) held on to beat Valparaiso 100-92. The Crusaders (2-3) were paced by Alec Peters with 30 points.
BEARS' CUTLER OUT OF HARD CAST: Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is out of a hard cast and wearing a small brace on his injured left ankle.
Coach Marc Trestman said that Cutler remains week to week with a high ankle sprain. The Bears have ruled him out for Sunday's game at St. Louis, and Trestman would not say if he expects his quarterback to play the following week at Minnesota.
BEARS PITCH IN FOR STORM VICTIMS: The Bears continue to pitch in to help storm victims in Illinois.
The team, working with the Red Cross, is collecting money and auctioning game-used equipment from last week's game against the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field on its website. The Bears will match donations and auction proceeds dollar for dollar up to $100,000.
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The Bulls say guard Jimmy Butler is week to week because of a sprained right big toe and will not accompany them on their six-game road trip. ... A person with knowledge of the deal says the Detroit Tigers and Texas have agreed to a blockbuster trade that would send slugger Prince Fielder to the Rangers for second baseman Ian Kinsler. ... Skier Lindsey Vonn partially tore one of the reconstructed ligaments in her surgically repaired right knee in a training crash that at the very least puts her preparation for the Sochi Olympics on hold.