The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Sports

March 27, 2013

Rick Teverbaugh: More hoops but too little time

— While waiting for tonight’s Indiana vs. Syracuse game to start, there’s more basketball to consider.

Tonight the NCAA Division II Elite Eight in men’s basketball will take place in Louisville. One of the teams, Florida Southern, is of particular interest.

At 6 p.m., the Moccasins will tipoff against Western Washington. Florida Southern has a 27-5 record and the Vikings are 30-2.

The Moccasins are of interest because Highland graduate Linc Darner is coaching the team plus Frankton’s Jon Gardner and Pendleton Heights’ Jay Hubble are both seniors on the squad.

Hubble averages 5.5 minutes per game and 1.4 points. He has only taken eight free throws this season but he has made them all. He has 11 assists this season and just five turnovers.

Gardner averages 7.7 minutes and 1.3 points. But he also averages 1.6 rebounds and has hit 70 percent of his shots for the year.

The game will be televised on the CBS College Sports Network. Unfortunately, that’s not available on Comcast. So the next best way would be on the computer at www.ncaa.com. Should Florida Southern win, its next game would be at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday against either South Carolina Aiken (25-7) or Drury (28-4).

It will be a good way to spend the time waiting for that 9:45 p.m. (if we’re lucky) IU tipoff.

u u u

With a halfway decent forecast looming, I hope we can be in coverage mode on Friday when the Anderson University baseball and softball teams have their home season openers.

The baseball team will play a twin bill at 1 p.m. against Defiance. The softball team will wait until 3:30 to host Mount St. Josephs, also a double-header.

It will be good to actually get out and coverage some spring sports. I might regret saying that about 5:30 if I am frozen solid by that time, but it is worth the risk.

u u u

My Friday will also be occupied earlier in the day by a visit to Hoosier Park. I will be there gathering material for a preview of the upcoming harness racing season. The season opens there on Tuesday. Our preview will be in Monday's THB.

I can't recall the last time I was this enthusiastic about the standardbred season starting there. For the first time since the first season the track was open, only harness racing will be held and for the first time ever it will be a eight-month slate of racing.

There will be cards on Tuesday through Saturday each week with a first post at 5:30 p.m.

u u u

Finally, April 1 can't come soon enough. I know technically, the major league baseball season begins the night before when the battle of Texas is held with the Rangers visiting the American's League's newest member, the Houston Astros.

But the real fun begins the next day with the Los Angeles Dodgers hosting the San Francisco Giants and that game is slated to be covered by ESPN. Wonder what I'll be doing that day?

Sports Editor Rick Teverbaugh’s columns appear twice weekly.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • SPL - PT072314 - PT Ken de la Bastide column - column sig Ken de la Bastide: Good racing across the board

    This past weekend I got to witness four pretty good races at three different venues in central Indiana, none of them disappointed.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0729 - Andrew Luck - JC 4.JPG Colts Quick Hits: Tuesday, July 29

    Notes,news and fun facts from Colts Training Camp at Anderson University on Monday.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0729 - Colt Anderson - JC 2 Anderson hopes to make name with Colts

    Defensive coordinator Greg Manusky was the first person Colt Anderson saw upon reporting to Anderson University last Wednesday. And he couldn't resist making the obvious connection. "Colt Anderson's a Colt ... in Anderson," Manusky said as a way of greeting the new Indianapolis Colts safety to training camp.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT - HB0729 - Chris Rainey - DK Colts release RB Rainey

    Just two days after earning praise for his playmaking ability from head coach Chuck Pagano, running back Chris Rainey was waived by the Indianapolis Colts on Monday morning. The news was broken in a press release around 8:30 a.m. and later confirmed by Pagano during an afternoon session with the media.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0729 - Andrew Luck - JC 1 Luck still learning

    Wind chill estimates put the temperature at 59 degrees Monday morning at Anderson University. During one stretch of his fifth training camp practice of the year, however, it likely felt much colder to Andrew Luck.

    July 28, 2014 3 Photos

  • Lions star plays in national tourneys Liberty Christian senior Chris Nunn, a three-year starting guard for the Lions and Indiana Class Basketball Junior All-Star, took his talents on the road this summer,competing in back-to-back tournaments with his AAU travel team, Team Progeny.

    July 28, 2014

  • SPT - HB0729 - Colts practice - JC 046a.jpg Colts Camp Update: ESPN's in town

    The first week of practice at Anderson University wrapped up Monday morning with the Indianapolis Colts working out from 9 a.m. to noon.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0728 - Colts Camp - Castonzo 2 - 278 Castonzo comfortable with Colts' changing O-line

    For all the changes along the offensive line the past three seasons, Anthony Castonzo has been the lone constant. He joined a veteran group anchored by center Jeff Saturday in 2011, was part of a remodeled unit in 2012 and became a mainstay at left tackle for all 16 games last year.

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT - HB0728 - Colts Camp - Allen 1 - 290 Colts' offense adapting to new arsenal

    Third-year tight end Dwayne Allen suffered a season-opening hip injury in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders, then watched as left guard Donald Thomas, running backs Vick Ballard and Ahmad Bradshaw and wide receiver Reggie Wayne also exited the lineup over the next six weeks. It left offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton scrambling to come up with new ways to attack defenses with an ever-changing cast of characters.

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT - HB0728 - Gordon art Fifth Brickyard for Gordon Indiana racing fans roared their approval of the kid they watched growing up in open wheel cars as Jeff Gordon scored his record fifth Brickyard 400 victory Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

Latest Sports Photos


Click here to browse and buy photos from The Herald Bulletin

Latest Racing News