College & Pro
Franklin, Hamlet Spearhead Second-Half Surge, but Crusaders Fall at Oakland
Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/George Washington) and Meredith Hamlet (McBain, Mich./McBain) turned in record-setting offensive performances Thursday afternoon, but a turnover-laced first half made a late Crusader comeback attempt too tall of an order. The underclassmen combined for 47 points on 17-of-29 shooting, but Oakland prevailed in an 87-77 contest at the Athletics Center O'rena.
Valparaiso University men’s basketball junior forward Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) received repeat recognition Thursday for his work both on the hardwood and in the classroom, as he earned a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District V First Team for the second straight season. With the Academic All-District honor, Peters is now eligible for Academic All-American selection.
Deno Nets 27 in #13 Purdue Calumet's 77-67 Loss at #5 St. Francis
Cassidy Deno led the way with another strong offensive performance but it wasn’t enough for the No. 15 Purdue University Calumet women’s basketball team in a tight 77-67 conference loss to No. 5 St. Francis (Ill.) Wednesday in Joliet.
Jeffrey Schorsch (Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrysburg) won his second consecutive Horizon League Men's Tennis Player of the Week honor Tuesday. The junior surrendered just three games as part of a 2-0 week at singles versus Butler and IUPUI. Schorsch also teamed up with Charlie Emhardt (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) to record convincing 6-2 and 6-0 victories at No. 1 doubles.
Purdue Calumet Adds Franklin Central's Brett Richardson to 2016-17 Class
Purdue University Calumet Head Cross Country Coach Stephanie Beck added to her 2016-17 recruiting class with the recent signing of Franklin Central High standout Brett Richardson.
Offense Falters in Home Loss to Northern Kentucky
Jasmyn Walker (Muskegon, Mich./Mona Shores) tallied a team-high 12 points, but Northern Kentucky received 31 points from the Roush sisters in a 68-50 win over the Brown and Gold Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
#13 Purdue Calumet Holds Off IUSB 75-68, Captures 20th Win for Fifth-Straight Season
Darien Thompson and Cassidy Deno led the way as the No. 13 Purdue University Calumet women’s basketball team held off visiting Indiana South Bend for a Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference win Saturday, 75-68.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team has added another standout class to its program, as head coach John Marovich announced on Friday that nine future Crusaders have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Valpo program as freshmen for the 2016 season.
One homegrown Hoosier and a few players and coaches who called Indiana home for a period of time will be involved in Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers.
Raiders Outlast Crusaders, 65-54
Jasmyn Walker (Muskegon, Mich./Mona Shores) collected her seventh double-double of the season Thursday night versus Wright State, but the Raiders rode an early lead into a 65-54 win over the Brown and Gold. Freshman Amber Lindfors (Elk Grove Village, Ill./Elk Grove) rejected five shots to move into sixth place in program history for blocks in a season. Wright State guard Kim Demmings dropped in a game-high 17 points while Antania Hayes added 11.