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2018 Big Ten Football Weekly Release - January 15

Big-Ten-LogoThe Big Ten is one of two conferences with at least four teams ranked in both the Associated Press’ and USA Today Coaches’ poll Top 25 rankings. The conference is also tied for the lead with four teams ranked inside the Top 20 of the latest KenPom rankings (Purdue – 2, Michigan State – 6, Ohio State – 16, Michigan – 17).

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Nunn Has Big Game; Purdue Northwest Men Lose to Ashland, 78-66

Nunn-Has-Big-Game-Purdue-Northwest-Men-Lose-to-Ashland-78-66Sophomore Franklin Nunn (Anderson, Ind./Liberty Christian) had a team-high 23 points, but the Purdue Northwest men’s basketball team could not maintain its big first-half lead and fell 78-66 to Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) foe Ashland University (Ohio) Saturday afternoon at Kates Gymnasium in Ashland, Ohio. The Pride held a 33-19 advantage with just over two minutes remaining in the first half, but the host Eagles used a strong second half to rally back and build their own double-digit lead for the GLIAC win.

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Crimson Wave Miss Final Possession Chance, Fall to GSU

Crimson-Wave-Miss-Final-Possession-Chance-Fall-to-GSUThere was no better team to defeat to get back on track than the first place (RV) Governors State University. The Wave welcomed the Jaguars to town having dropped two straight, and in danger of sliding down the conference standings. The battle with GSU was just that, a battle. In an incredibly exciting game, the outcome came down to the final possession. A missed Wave shot, along with a blown double digit lead, allowed Governors State to walk away with a 69-67 victory on Saturday afternoon.

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Higgins Making It Big To Join the 1,000 Point Club

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It was a different kind of energy Friday night in the Bill Logan Gymnasium. That night was the homecoming game and a fight for the Greater South Shore Conference traveling trophy, all signs for a huge game. Although the Ingots did not walk away with the trophy, falling to Bishop Noll, a momentous milestone was reached by River Forest’s own Jordan Higgins, as he scored his one thousandth point in the second quarter against the Warriors, the packed house cheering him on.

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Highland Trojans Honor Cancer Survivors at Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Game Against Hammond Morton Governors


Players of the Highland High School Girls Basketball team and members of the crowd at the Coaches vs Cancer game held up signs with names of individuals that they wished to honor - whether in pride of those who survived cancer, in encouragement to those still battling, or in remembrance of those who lost their battles.

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Conference Play Resumes As Wave Defeated By Lakers

Conference-Play-Resumes-As-Wave-Defeated-By-LakersWelcoming a Roosevelt team that is receiving votes in the national NAIA DII polls, the Calumet College of St. Joseph women's basketball team knew they were in for a tough challenge. Even then the team was not prepared for the inside presence that the Lakers would use throughout the game. RU scored 32 points in the paint, and 23 Lady Wave turnovers spelled defeat 69-39 Saturday afternoon at the Rittenmeyer Center.

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Purdue Northwest Softball Announces its 2019 Recruiting Class

Purdue-Northwest-Softball-Announces-its-2019-Recruiting-ClassPurdue Northwest softball coach Niki Stansell has announced the recent signings of five players for the 2018-19 season. All five incoming players will enter PNW as freshmen next fall. Three members of the incoming class hail from the state of Indiana with one coming from Michigan and another from Illinois.

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2018 Big Ten Football Weekly Release - January 8

Big-Ten-LogoThe Big Ten is the only conference in the country that has two teams ranked inside the Top 5 of the BPI, KenPom, Massey and Sagarin rankings. Michigan State (No. 3, 2, 3 and 3) has also been ranked inside the top five of all of the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches' Poll Top 25 rankings to date, while Purdue (No. 2, 5, 4 and 2) has been inside the Top 25 of the polls in all but one week's rankings.

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Purdue Northwest Men Hang On for Historic 55-52 GLIAC Win over Northwood

pnw-logoA free throw by sophomore Lukas Vilkovsky (Kosice, Slovakia/Get Better Academy) with less than a second to play helped seal the deal as the Purdue Northwest men’s basketball team made history Saturday capturing its first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) win, 55-52, over Northwood University (Mich.) at H.D. Kesling Gymnasium in the James B. Dworkin Complex in Westville, Ind. Senior Tyree Coe (Fishers, Ind./Fishers) led the Pride with a game-best 17 points shooting an impressive 7-for-12 from the field in the victory.

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BTN Originals’ First Dance Premieres on January 23, 2018

Big-Ten-LogoBTN and BTN Originals today announced First Dance, chronicling the historic 2016-17 Northwestern men’s basketball season, will premiere on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 11 p.m. ET/10 p.m. CT following NU’s game against Minnesota on BTN. The documentary takes an inside look at the Wildcats’ resilience, struggles and triumphs en route to the first NCAA Tournament berth in program history. The trailer can be found here: www.btn.com/firstdance.

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Michalski Huge As Purdue Northwest Women Outlast UIndy for 62-57 Win

PNW-Michalski-Huge-As-Purdue-Northwest-Women-Outlast-UIndy-for-62-57-WinSenior Ellie Michalski (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) led the way with 17 points, six rebounds and a pair of blocks as the Purdue Northwest women’s basketball team captured an impressive 62-57 road win over University of Indianapolis in non-conference NCAA Division II action Saturday afternoon at Nicoson Hall in Indianapolis. After leading 34-33 at the break following a tight first half, the Pride never trailed over the final two periods building their lead as high as 10 points in the fourth quarter.

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