NO. 19 PURDUE CALMUET PLAYS IN CCAC QUARTERFINALS TONIGHT: No. 19-ranked Purdue Calumet will host No. 23 Olivet Nazarene in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals at 7 p.m. today. The Tigers are tops in NAIA Division scoring average (102.3), while the Peregines are sixth (82.3).
HEBRON'S LEWIN COMMITTS TO INDIANA NORTHWEST: Hebron senior guard Bre Lewin has committed to Indiana Northwest. She led the Hawks in points (13.7) and steals (3.1) this season.
MIAMI RECEIVES NOTICE OF ALLEGATIONS: Miami has finally received its notice of allegations from the NCAA, a long-awaited document accuses the Hurricanes of a "lack of institutional control" within its athletic department.
The allegations arrived on Tuesday. The institutional-control charge is typically one of the most severe the NCAA can bring after an investigation of rules violations. The governing body for college athletics declined comment Tuesday, one day after revealing that it was erasing some elements of its case against Miami because the information was obtained in impermissible ways.
"We deeply regret any violations, but we have suffered enough," Miami President Donna Shalala said in a statement Tuesday night.
A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that several former members of Miami coaching staffs are named in the notice of allegations, including Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith, who was with the Hurricanes from 2004-11.
Next up: The sanctions phase, where Miami's penalties will be decided. The Hurricanes have already self-imposed several sanctions, including sitting out two bowl games and a conference football championship game. Shalala said Monday she believes those punishments should be enough.
This saga started in September 2010, when the university told the NCAA that convicted Ponzi scheme architect and former Miami booster Nevin Shapiro made allegations to the school against former players.
BLACKHAWKS TO APPEAR AT CHARLEYHORSE: Three Blackhawks will appear at the Charleyhorse Sports Bar on Calumet Avenue in Munster.
Goalie Ray Emery is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Andrew Shaw on March 21 and Brandon Saad on April 3.
EXPO THIS WEEKEND AT PORTER COUNTY EXPO CENTER: The Northwest Indiana Youth Sports Expo will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Porter County Expo Center. Seminars and demonstrations will take place at the event, which is $3 for adults and $1 for children aged 5 to 12.
TE'O TELLS PAPER HOAX WON'T AFFECT DRAFT POSITION: Manti Te'o told USA Today on Monday that he doesn't believe the online hoax that fooled him will affect his stock in the upcoming NFL draft.
The former Notre Dame linebacker also said he has shut down his Twitter account and isn't sure if he will ever use social media again.
Te'o has only granted a couple of interviews since he acknowledged falling in love with a nonexistent woman invented by another man who insists the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy was unaware of the scam during the online relationship.
The NFL combine begins today in Indianapolis, and Te'o is certain to face a lot of questions from teams wanting to know more about how he was drawn into the bizarre hoax that made national headlines.
"I have to just go out there and perform and all that other stuff is behind me," he told USA Today. "What I did on the field is what I did on the field. I don't think what I did with this whole situation, I don't understand how it takes away from what I did on the field."
FIFA SAYS GOAL-LINE TECHNOLOGY TO BE USED AT WORLD CUP: FIFA committed Tuesday to using goal-line technology at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and could have four systems competing for selection.
FIFA said it is now seeking tenders from companies which want their system to be used at the Confederations Cup in June and next year's World Cup.
"Interested GLT companies will be invited to join an inspection visit to the Confederations Cup venues, currently scheduled for mid-March, with a final decision due to be confirmed in early April," FIFA said in a statement.
Around the horn
The Purdue Calumet men's basketball team defeated Judson 79-65 in the opening round of the CCAC tournament Monday night. Warren Gordon scored 13 points to lead the Peregrines (18-13), who will play at Indiana South Bend at 6:30 p.m. today in the quarterfinals.