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earns HCAC weekly award and nomination for HeroSports HERO
of the Week
Hanover College Athletics, 3/19/18
For the second time in 2018, junior Erin Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind.) has been
named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Week, this
time, in the outdoor arena as announced by the league office Monday afternoon.
Trimpe posted the top women's pole vault mark in all of NCAA Division
III this past weekend, placing first at the Rose-Hulman Early Bird
Meet with a height of 3.66m, which is equivalent to 12 feet. The junior
used her 2018 outdoor season debut to break her previous school record
of 3.54m, which she set at last season's HCAC Outdoor Championships
en route to a first place finish.
Her mark of 3.66m is over three-tenths of a meter higher than any
other athlete in the HCAC or Great Lakes region this spring. The clearance
this past weekend is also among the top 75 in the country, regardless
of NCAA division.
For her efforts,
Trimpe has also been nominated as one of just 10 NCAA Division III
women's track & field athletes
for HeroSports national HERO of the Week. Voting for the weekly award
is open to the
public and the poll will close at 3 p.m. (EST), Friday, March 23. Fans
can vote once per hour up until the poll closes later in the week.
To show your support, click
The Panthers will return to action in two weeks when they host their
annual Hanover Invitational. Competition is set to begin at 11 a.m.,
Saturday, March 31.
named an All-American
Hanover College Athletics, 3/19/18
Hanover men's basketball junior, Cam Fails (Mason, Ohio), continues to be honored
for his stellar play on the court for the 2017-18 season, as D3hoops.com tabbed
him a third team All-American Saturday evening.
Fails is just the second player in program
history to receive All-American accolades from D3hoops, and his third
team honors marks the highest
of any Panther player in the organization's 21 years of giving out
the national award. The junior was announced as a first team all-region
selection by D3hoops earlier in the week, with teammate Wes McKinney
(Batesville, Ind.) being named to the third team as well. McKinney
also picked up third team academic All-American honors this week
from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
go along with his D3hoops accolades, the 2017-18 season has seen
Fails be tabbed a first team all-district player by the National Association
of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic
Conference Player of the Year, Tournament Most Valuable Player and
first team all-HCAC.
Fails averaged a career and team-high 18.6 points
per game this season, while shooting a three-year best .521 overall
field goal percentage
and .439 from three-point range . He also paced the Panthers in assists,
2.6, and steals per game, 1.7, with both marks being among the HCAC
leaders as well.
The junior became the 37th player in program history
to record 1,000 career points and he will enter next year just five
points shy of joining
the top 25 all-time scoring list. He tallied three 30-point efforts
this past season, including two during postseason play against Bluffton
in the HCAC Tournament Opening Round and LeTourneau (Texas) in the
NCAA National Tournament First Round.
Behind the efforts of Fails, Hanover
finished 22-7 this season, including a 14-4 mark in the HCAC, which
was good enough to earn a share of the
team's second straight regular season title. The Panthers also went
back-to-back with HCAC Tournament championships, giving them another
appearance in the NCAA National Tournament.
Associated Press, 3/21/18
Louisville has let David Padgett go after one season as the Cardinals'
interim men's basketball coach.
Padgett went 22-14 after being elevated from second-year Louisville
assistant last fall after the school placed coach Rick Pitino on unpaid
administrative leave following its acknowledgement that it was being
investigated in a federal corruption probe of college basketball.
director Vince Tyra thanked Padgett in a statement for taking over
the program "during incredible circumstances," and
added that "We expect to determine a new head coach in a short
period to build upon the great basketball tradition of this university."
Pitino was fired in October after 16 seasons. Players had pushed for
the former Cardinals player to be the interim replacement, and the
33-year-old Padgett guided the team to a quarterfinal appearance in
re-sign Desir, Mewhort
Pierre Desir responded to a major challenge last season
within the Indianapolis Colts' secondary, and now he's
coming back for more.
The team has announced it has re-signed the veteran cornerback, who
looks to lead a youth movement at the position into the future.
took full advantage of his opportunities last season with the Colts
after being claimed off waivers just before the start of the
season. Eventually, out of necessity, he became a spot-starter and
fill-in guy at cornerback the first few weeks before grabbing hold
of the No. 2 job for good by halfway through the season.
to suffering a season-ending pectoral injury Week 13 against the Jacksonville
Jaguars, Desir, 27, was putting in a career year;
in nine games with six starts, he collected 32 tackles and seven passes
defensed, while he also nabbed his first-NFL interception Week 10 against
Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
In parts of four NFL
seasons, Desir has played in 33 games with seven starts with the Cleveland
Browns, San Diego Chargers and the Colts,
and has collected 81 tackles, 15 passes defensed and that aforementioned
Colts also announced they have re-signed veteran guard/tackle
Jack Mewhort, a second-round pick
by the team in 2014 who has played well when healthy
and hopes to compete for a starting job in 2018.
With his rookie contract
expiring at the end of the 2017 league year, Mewhort
hit the free agent market for the first time in his career.
He had expressed his desire to find a way to remain with
the Colts, and he was able to work out a reported one-year
deal to stay in Indianapolis and continue competing for
a starting job.
Mewhort becomes the second offensive lineman signed in
free agency, as the Colts on Tuesday reached a deal with
veteran guard/center Matt
Slauson, 32, was a sixth-round draft pick by the New York Jets back
in 2009, and he has played in parts of nine seasons with the New York
Jets, Chicago Bears and, most recently, the last two seasons with the
Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers.
Slauson provides the Colts with a veteran
presence with considerable experience at both guard and center. It
was at center in 2016 that
he was named the Chargers’ co-lineman of the year, as he started
all 16 games and helped pave the way for Pro Bowlers Philip Rivers
and Melvin Gordon.
Slauson moved over to left guard last season for
the Chargers, and started in all seven games in which he played before
suffering a season-ending
It's been a busy
week for Indianapolis, as they also signed free agent wide receiver
Ryan Grant and tight end Eric Ebron on Monday.
500 moving to NBC in 2019
Network Indiana, 3/21/18
The Indianapolis 500 will have a new TV home in 2019.
The "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" is
moving to NBC, ending a relationship with ABC that dates back to
NBC Sports Group will also air all IndyCar races, qualifying sessions,
and practices beginning next year. The network has also picked up the
rights for all Indy Lights races.
This year's Indy
500 will air on ABC. If you'd rather see the race in person, tickets
are still available and start at just $60.