Notre Dame swingman Scott Martin to play against former team
Notre Dame men’s basketball coach Mike Brey still remembers watching the Sports Youth Foundation AAU team that included Scott Martin, Robbie Hummel and E’Twaun Moore, among other elite high school talents. “I loved watching them beat people because they played the right way on the AAU circuit against teams that were knuckleheads,” Brey said. “It was fun to watch them win and beat people.” And, well, Brey couldn’t resist going after Martin and Hummel — teammates at Valparaiso High School, less than an hour west of South Bend. He wound up losing both to Purdue coach Matt Painter, who also …
USC-UCLA: This time, stakes high for both sides
The Trojans and Matt Barkley will try to stick it to the Bruins one more time while the Bruins hope to start a new trend after losing 12 of the last 13 in the series. Oh, and the Pac-12 South Division championship is also on the line. UCLA athletic department officials loathed seeing the USC band's drum major stick a sword in the Rose Bowl turf, and lobbied to get the scene cut from a Pac-12 Conference promotional video a year ago. The clip was removed.
Matt Forte making presence felt on and off the field
Bears running back Matt Forte was looking for a Tilden High School football hoodie. He wanted to wear it and participate in practice Thursday at the South Side school. He wanted to be involved in every way he could. ‘‘It brings me back to my high school years, when I played in Louisiana,’’ Forte said not long before joining Tilden on its practice field at Fuller Park. ‘‘It’s good to be around.’’ To Forte, being involved in off-the-field initiatives — from Duracell’s ‘‘Trust Your Power’’ program Thursday to President Barack Obama’s ‘‘Gotta Vote’’ video — is as important as being …
South Carolina advances
Two-time defending national champion South Carolina returns to the College World Series finals Tyler Webb and Matt Price combined for seven innings of shutout relief, and two-time defending national champion South Carolina returned to the College World Series finals with a 3-2 win over Arkansas on Friday night at Omaha.
S. Carolina Heads to Finals With 3-2 Win Over Hogs
Tyler Webb and Matt Price combined for seven innings of shutout relief, and two-time defending national champion South Carolina returned to the College World Series finals with a 3-2 win over Arkansas on Friday night.