Brothers Hank and Sam Smith fire up shots daily inside a barn at their home in Bristol.
RENO, Nev. — After trailing 24-7 at halftime, Carson Strong, the first freshman quarterback to start a season opener for Nevada since 1998, led the Wolf Pack to a 34-31 victory Friday against Purdue for the second win against a Big Ten team in program history.
BALTIMORE — Goshen College graduate Errick McCollum hit five 3-pointers and scored 18 points to lead Overseas Elite to an 81-77 victory over Boeheim's Army in the semifinals of The Basketball Tournament, helping to keep his team's hopes alive for a third straight title in the $2 million tournament.
GOSHEN — The Goshen College athletic department has named three individuals – including two Elkhart County natives – to new administrative positions in preparation for the 2017-18 season.
Franko House — after never playing a down of college football —has signed a free-agent contract with the NFL's Chicago Bears, according to the Chicago Tribune.
NOTRE DAME — In the latest development to what might be best described as the forgettable football season that nobody seems willing to forget, the 4-8 misery was revived again this week and last with full-page advertisements in a couple area newspapers calling for the jobs of Irish head coac…
NORMAL, Ill. — Illinois State sophomore wide receiver Spencer Schnell has been named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer Team.
NOTRE DAME — There is a sliver of irony in the fact that such an all-around nice guy and a self-proclaimed players' coach has developed a basketball team with a toughness that sort of defies the everyday demeanor of Mike Brey.
MISHAWAKA — Bethel College senior Clay Yeo has been nominated for the 2017 Allstate Good Works Team, one of the most prestigious off-the-court honors in men's college basketball.
VALPARAISO — NorthWood High graduate Bailey Gessinger has been named a Pioneer Football League second-team all-conference player following his standout freshman season at Valparaiso University.
MUNCIE — Though his team dropped a tough game to in-state college basketball foe Valparaiso, Concord High graduate Franko House reached a milestone for the Ball State Cardinals on Sunday.
NOTRE DAME — After suffering through one of the worst weeks in his 25-plus seasons as a head football coach, Brian Kelly could finally take a deep breath and celebrate the fact that it appears he survived it and will be around to coach the Irish again next season.
NOTRE DAME — With Saturday's Senior Day football game against Virginia Tech pending, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly was asked if he shared the same feelings former Irish skipper Lou Holtz often spoke of decades ago regarding whether an overflow of emotion would cloud his senior players' f…
SOUTH BEND — "An Evening of Indiana Basketball with Todd Meier and Terry Hutchens" is being planned by the St. Joseph County chapter of the Indiana University Alumni Association.
GOSHEN — Goshen College senior cross country runner Ryan Smith has been named NAIA Great Lakes Regional Athlete of the Year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
MUNCIE — After leading the Ball State men's basketball team to a season-opening win, Concord High School graduate Franko House has been named the Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week.
Elkhart Central graduate Kate Cobb and Northridge grad Kelly Miller have been named to the first-team All-Crossroads League volleyball squad for the 2016 season.
NOTRE DAME — Fighting Irish senior Cole Luke is taking the next two weekends very seriously when it comes to beating Virginia Tech this Saturday and then beating USC on Thanksgiving weekend to finish the regular season with three straight wins, a 6-6 record and a trip to a bowl game.
As a graduate student, a Rhodes scholar candidate, a volunteer assistant football coach, a young man of deep faith, a gifted musician and, oh yeah, the Notre Dame student body president, Corey Robinson doesn't get the same lounge-around time many of his college classmates enjoy.
Urston Smith was being as strong as possible for his 16-year-old sister Morgan and 10-year-old brother Tony prior to their mother's funeral last Friday at Community Mission Baptist Church in Elkhart.
NOTRE DAME — Ask James Onwualu for the single word that best describes his personality as a student and an athlete, and after a few seconds of reflection, the Notre Dame senior linebacker settles on "dependable."
Treyton Harris has launched his way to another dunk-contest title, this one coming in front of several-thousand fans as part of Indiana University's recent Hoosier Hysteria basketball tip-off festivities in Bloomington.
A self-described "huge IU basketball fan," Pete Smith attended at least one Indiana University game every year as he was growing up and often dreamed of playing at Assembly Hall in Bloomington.
Well beyond his own control, Brian Kelly had to feel last week a bit like a child who had a parent uninvitedly and unexpectedly show up on the school playground to stick up for him after he was left out of a dodgeball game.
Holding an inauspicious 2-5 record and facing just his second losing season in 26 years as a head coach, and only the fifth losing season in the last 30 years for the Notre Dame football program, Brian Kelly needed a hug, a big one, and he got it.
Their hometowns are separated by 3,000 miles, their schools by 2,000 miles, their ages by 10 years and their experience as head coaches by two decades.
As we all savored a preseason top-10 ranking and the hopes of a possible playoff run, a postseason trip to the Citrus Bowl or the Russell Athletic Bowl never entered any destination consideration for Notre Dame or its faithful followers.
MISHAWAKA — Several former area basketball standouts are among those expected to participate Saturday when Bethel College stages its annual men's Alumni Game at the Wiekamp Center.
Practically planning a parade to celebrate a Notre Dame defense that allowed 489 yards and 33 points to a below-average Syracuse team seemed a little overblown Saturday afternoon.
NOTRE DAME — After the events of this past week, Brian Kelly faces a strategic tug-of-war Saturday against Syracuse unlike any put before him during his seven seasons coaching football at Notre Dame.
NOTRE DAME — Rock bottom arrived for Brian VanGorder shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday evening when an unknown Duke kicker named A.J. Reed hit a 19-yard field goal to complete one of the most disappointing upset losses in Irish football history.
NOTRE DAME — Not even Notre Dame star quarterback DeShone Kizer was immune from Brian Kelly’s wrath this week when the Irish head coach made it clear that the execution and effort displayed during his team’s 1-2 start ain’t cuttin’ it.
For about the last five years, Steve Rochell has relied on an interesting mode of transportation to be certain he could attend as many of his two sons' college football games as possible.
In many respects, an email blast sent to the media Wednesday afternoon by the Notre Dame football office ended any curiosity as to who would start at quarterback Saturday against Nevada. Junior DeShone Kizer was the only Irish signal caller named on the post-practice interview list. Senior M…
NOTRE DAME — With 20 starters returning, a roster loaded with NFL prospects and strong leadership within every position group, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly felt ecstatic about his team this time last year.
Friday night high school football kicks off this evening, marking the return of football. College football kicks into high gear next week and the NFL begins playing "real" games in two weeks. What are you most excited to see?
Notre Dame freshman offensive lineman Parker Boudreaux has been released from the hospital, Boudreaux tweeted late Tuesday night.
Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff members had been scheduled to conclude their month-long satellite camp tour in American Samoa.
ROCKFORD – The Illinois Irish, a 16-under girls softball team based in Seneca, went a perfect 6-0 over the weekend at the Illinois NSA 16U State Championship and brought home the first-place trophy.
There is no summer vacation permissible in the world of college football, and that applies to both the athletes and the coaches across the country.