| Jun 9, 2015
| 7:26 PM
How difficult is it to win Mr. Basketball if you are from the northern part of the state?
Seventeen of the last 20 Mr. Basketball winners were either from the central or southern part of the state.
The last time a Northwest Indiana player was named...
| Jun 8, 2015
| 3:40 PM
Joliet Catholic junior Ken Aguirre chuckled when recalling his initial thoughts on his recruitment.
The 6-foot-2, 290-pound defensive tackle viewed the recruiting process in simple terms, similar to overpowering an offensive lineman to record a tackle...
| May 25, 2015
| 7:48 PM
Hollywood would hesitate to film what Zach Plesac did for Ball State's baseball team in the Mid-American Conference Tournament. Directors might consider his weekend heroics too unbelievable.
Normally, the Crown Point sophomore sticks to pitching, which...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 5:06 PM
Illinois wants to give Indiana a permanent wedgie. Indiana wants to lock Illinois in a porta-potty and tip it upside down.
I can appreciate their point of view, which Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner effectively coagulated last week while meeting with...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 8:28 PM
5 Teams to Watch
Crown Point: The Bulldogs have four players returning from a team that finished fifth at the Lafayette Jefferson Regional last year. Mike Lee, a senior and a two-time state qualifier, is the best player returning in Northwest Indiana....
| May 18, 2015
| 4:51 PM
Conference baseball tournaments are blanketing the country this week with Northwest Indiana athletes popping up in such exotic locations as Hoover, Ala.; Avon, Ohio; Durham, N.C.; and Minneapolis.
Georgia Tech, temporary haven of former Andrean star...
| May 18, 2015
| 2:02 PM
Anyone who saw South Elgin's Ryan Nutof pitch last spring when he led the Storm to a third-place finish in the state already knew he possessed the skills to succeed in college baseball.
It took Nutof only a few games for Michigan this spring to show...
| May 14, 2015
| 11:15 AM
With one phone call about two months before graduating from Fenwick, senior Jennifer Mackowiak learned that her college plans had been turned upside down.
Mackowiak and her twin sister Jessica, senior guards for the Friars girls basketball team,...
| May 13, 2015
| 8:12 PM
Indiana, Purdue and Notre Dame will each be on the road for the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Purdue is at Pittsburgh on Dec. 1, while Indiana takes on defending national champion Duke on Dec. 2 in Durham, N.C. Notre Dame is at Illinois on Dec. 2....
| May 11, 2015
| 6:24 PM
Do you have questions? I have answers. Plenty of them. Let's go.
•Will Purdue basketball be as good as Indiana on paper if Caleb Swanigan enrolls?
Yep. Swanigan, the 6-foot-8 power forward from Homestead who has decommitted from Michigan State,...
| May 11, 2015
| 4:42 PM
Free swinging earlier led to some struggling at the plate for Indiana's Craig Dedelow, but he's trying to kick the habit.
"I kind of simplified my approach a little bit at the plate," he said after driving in a career-high four runs in a 7-2 victory over...