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Rochester and Manchester meet tonight in matchup of TRC unbeatens

Rochester plays Manchester tonight in TRC boys basketball on GIANT fm Sports.


Randy Wynn and Johnny McCrory with a preview of the matchup.


Peru 5-  0 11-  0 62.5 49.1 13.5 Won 11
Rochester 3-  0 8-  1 47.7 35.4 12.2 Won 5
Manchester 3-  0 6-  3 55.8 50.1 5.7 Won 6
Northfield 3-  1 4-  8 50.0 54.1 -4.1 Lost 2
Whitko 2-  1 7-  3 55.0 43.3 11.7 Won 3
Maconaquah 2-  1 6-  4 64.7 56.4 8.3 Lost 1
Southwood 1-  3 4-  7 61.4 57.3 4.1 Lost 2
Tippecanoe Valley 0-  4 2-  9 47.1 53.6 -6.5 Lost 2
Wabash 0-  4 2-  9 48.0 60.3 -12.3 Lost 6
North Miami 0-  5 3-10 39.8 55.2 -15.5 Won 1

Hoosiers upset #4 Iowa

Indiana dominated over the final 12 minutes the Hoosiers upset #4 Iowa 81-69 in Iowa City.


IU fought back from a nine-point second half deficit and took control with a 23-3 run.


Iowa entered the game as the second-ranked scoring offense in the nation at 92 points per game, and the Hawkeyes went 11 minutes without a field goal in the second half.


Trayce Jackson-Davis led IU with 23 points, while Rob Phinisee added 18 and helped lockdown Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon.


Indiana improved to 9-6 overall and 4-4 in the Big Ten, and will host Rutgers Sunday.


Colts OC to become next Eagles head coach

A day after their quarterback retired, the Indianapolis Colts have learned they are losing their offensive coordinator as well. 


Nick Sirianni is leaving Indianapolis to take the head coaching job for the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. 


Sirianni has been with the Colts since 2018, when Frank Reich became the head coach and added Sirianni to his staff. 


This is the third loss for the Colts offense this month -- lineman Anthony Castonzo and quarterback Philip Rivers have both retired. 

Philip Rivers says 17th season is his last

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers is retiring from the NFL. 


Rivers, 39, played 17 seasons in the NFL. He spent the majority of his career with the San Diego Chargers and joined the Indianapolis Colts prior to the 2020-21 season.


Rivers, an eight-time Pro Bowler has announced his retirement on Wednesday, according to The San Diego 


“It’s just time,” Rivers told the newspaper on Tuesday from his home in Indianapolis. “It’s just time.”


Rivers finishes his career with 244 games played, 63,440 passing yards, 421 touchdown passes, and a 95.2 passer rating.  

Minor League baseball gets 20 year extension to continue in South Bend

Minor league baseball will stay in South Bend for at least another 20 years.  


The South Bend Park Board approved an extension for the South Bend Cubs to stay in the city and continue to play at Four Winds Field through 2041. 


“This is a win for the team and for the city,” Aaron Perri, Executive Director of South Bend Venues, Parks & Arts, told Inside Indiana Business. “The partnership between the ballclub and the city will continue to be phenomenal for another twenty years.”


“Four Winds Field, which was built 33 years ago, is still one of the best in the country for minor league baseball,” added Andrew Berlin, Chairman and Owner of the South Bend Cubs. “The city and the team have both worked hard to keep it that way over the years. It is one of the principal reasons we will continue our wonderful relationship with the Chicago Cubs.”


Minor league baseball has been in South Bend since 1988, when they were the South Bend White Sox. The team then changed its name to the Silverhawks in 1994. Then, in 2014, owner Andrew Berlin announced the team would become an affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, and change its name to the South Bend Cubs. 

NCAA to host play-in and some first round tournament games at Mackey Arena, Assembly Hall

The NCAA has announced more details regarding the state of Indiana hosting all of "March Madness" this year.


The men's Division I basketball tournament will begin March 18, with Indiana University's Assembly Hall and Purdue's Mackey Arena hosting the play-in games, plus some of the first-round games, along with Hinkle Fieldhouse, the Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Bankers Life Fieldhouse and Lucas Oil Stadium.


The second round will be played just in Indianapolis. "Sweet 16" games will be played only at Hinkle Fieldhouse and Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Then Lucas Oil Stadium alone will host the "Elite 8," the "Final Four" on April 3 and the National Championship on April 5.

IHSAA Boys Basketball State Finals moved to April 3

IHSAA Commissioner Paul Neidig announced today that this year’s IHSAA Boys Basketball State Finals will be played on Saturday, April 3, one week later than the previously scheduled date.


The four state championship games that will conclude the 111th boys state tournament, had been planned for March 27 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. This date change is necessary in order to provide flexibility for scheduling the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in Bankers Life Fieldhouse. In the interest of cooperating with our partners and friends with the Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, and the Fieldhouse, the IHSAA agreed to vacate the March 27 date.


After a lengthy discussion considering options, the IHSAA Executive Committee approved the change to April 3.


“Our Executive Committee felt it was most important to preserve the experience for our young people of playing for a state championship in Bankers Life Fieldhouse,” Commissioner Paul Neidig said of the decision. “In a year that has seen plenty of disruption, we also felt this arrangement would cause the least amount of disruption and impact the fewest number of schools. The Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever have been tremendous partners of the IHSAA and we felt it appropriate to work with them to help find a solution.”


“This is an extraordinary situation, of course, and we are grateful to Commissioner Neidig and our friends at the IHSAA for their support of the city and state in working through the details of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament,” said Rick Fuson, President & COO of Pacers Sports & Entertainment. “The IHSAA has always been an amazing partner and their understanding and flexibility throughout this process is a testament to their support of our community. We look forward to the IHSAA boys basketball tournament every year and this will be an amazing day of basketball in Indianapolis on April 3rd.”


The dates and locations of the earlier rounds of the state tournament remain unchanged with sectionals scheduled for March 2-6; regionals on March 13, and semi-state games on March 20.


This will be just the second time ever and first time since 1978 that the boys state finals will be contested in the month of April. That year, winter weather and an energy crunch caused by a coal miners’ strike forced a delay of the state tournament following the sectional championship round. Regional games resumed three weeks later than originally scheduled on April 1 with semi-states on April 8 and the state finals on April 15 at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. Muncie Central would go on to win its sixth state championship defeating Terre Haute South in overtime, 65-64. 

IU, Arlington High's Wayne Radford passed away

Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame member Wayne Radford died over the weekend. 


Radford went to Indianapolis Arlington High School, and helped lead the Golden Knights to their only regional championship in school history in 1974. 


He then played for Indiana University, and was a member of the undefeated season when the team won the 1976 national championship. In 1978, he was drafted by the Indiana Pacers, but only played one season in the NBA. 


In a tweet Monday morning, current IU head coach Archie Miller said Radford "embodied everything you would want to see in an IU basketball player." 


"He was a champion in life and on the court," Miller said. "I always appreciated seeing him and his support for IU and us in particular were unwavering. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers."


Radford was 64. The cause of his death has not been made public. 



IMS museum open again

You’ll soon be able to see the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and take a tour around the track once again.


The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is re-opening this Friday, January 8. It has been shut down in November due to the increase in COVID numbers.


The IMS Museum will operate under its normal winter hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., but at 25% capacity and with the same safety guidelines that were in place last year. On March 1, their hours will extend to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Their new “The Basement in 30” and “Kiss the Bricks” tours will resume Friday. You’ll also be able to check out their current exhibits, “From the Vault” and “Granatelli: Larger Than Life.”


The IMS Museum says walk-ins are welcome, but because of the capacity limit, you’re encouraged to call ahead to schedule a visit. When you arrive, you’ll be required to fill out a brief health screen, get your temperate checked, and wear a mask while inside the museum and on track tours.

Pacers to sell tickets for up to 1000 fans

You’ll soon be able to attend an Indiana Pacers game again.


The Pacers announced Friday morning that, starting January 24, they’ll be selling about 1,000 tickets per game.


“Our team is incredibly excited to have fans back in the seats, and we appreciate the immense work done to prepare,” said Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard. “We have some of the most passionate fans in the league, and we look forward to having them back at the Fieldhouse.”


As you can imagine, there will be plenty of safety guidelines put in place.


-Fans must complete an online health screening prior to arrival and show confirmation before entering the Fieldhouse

-Fans must wear face masks at all times when not actively eating or drinking. Neck gaiters, bandanas, and masks with vents or vales will not be allowed.

-Fans will be seated in groups away from others not in their parties
-Ticketing will be completely mobile
-Cash will not be allowed at the Fieldhouse, only debit and credit cards
-Concession food items will be individually packaged, and staff will use appropriate PPE and be separated from guests by plexiglass
-More than 300 hand sanitizer dispensers will be located throughout the Fieldhouse
-All restrooms now have automatic faucets, soap dispensers and towel dispensers
-Fans will have to social distance, six feet away from others, while standing in line for security and concession stands


Tickets will go on sale starting Tuesday, January 19, at, and in-person at the Fieldhouse box office. 

The State of Indiana to host entire NCAA Tournament

The NCAA announced Monday afternoon that the entire 2021 Division I Men’s Basketball tournament will be played in Indiana.


After “March Madness” was canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic, the NCAA is creating a “bubble” in order to still put on the large, popular event this year.


The NCAA has not said if fans will be allowed to attend the tournament games.


Additionally, the NCAA announced that the entire Division II tournament will be in Evansville, and Fort Wayne will host the entire D-III tournament.


The majority of the tournament’s 67 games will take place in Indianapolis, at Lucas Oil Stadium, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, and the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Some games will be played at Purdue University’s Mackey Arena and Indiana University’s Simon Skojdt Assembly Hall. Ball State, Butler, the Horizon League, IU, IUPUI, and Purdue will be considered the hosts of the tournament and will lend their staff members to assist with tournament operations.


The Indiana Convention Center will be used a practice facility, and Marriott — an official NCAA corporate partner — will house most of the teams in its hotels.


“This is a historic moment for NCAA members and the state of Indiana,” said NCAA President Mark Emmert. “We have worked tirelessly to reimagine a tournament structure that maintains our unique championship opportunity for college athletes. The reality of today’s announcement was possible thanks to the tremendous leadership of our membership, local authorities and staff.”


The NCAA will partner with a local health provider to administer COVID-19 testing for players, coaches, administrators and officials. The Marion County Health Department has approved medical protocols, and will continue collaborating with the NCAA leading up to, and during, the tournament.

“Selection Sunday,” the day the bracket and all of the teams are announced, is still scheduled to be March 14. The Final Four, which was already scheduled to be at Lucas Oil Stadium, is still set for April 3, with the National Championship on April 5.