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Hanover Central's Nick Bollenbacher. | Scott R. Brandush~Sun-Times Media

Hanover Central's Nick Bollenbacher. | Scott R. Brandush~Sun-Times Media

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January TV schedule

Starting times are subject to change

Mon. Dec. 27 Penn State @ INDIANA 6:30 P.m.

Tues. Dec. 28 Purdue @ MICHIGAN 2 P.m.

Wed. Dec. 29 Illinois @ Iowa 8 p.m.

Fri. Dec. 31 Minnesota @ Michigan State 3 p.m.

Sun. Jan. 2 Penn State @ MICHIGAN 3 p.m.

Sun. Jan. 2 Wisconsin @ Illinois 5 p.m.

Mon. Jan. 3 Mich. State @ Northwestern 6:30 p.m.

Tues. Jan. 4 Ohio State @ Iowa 8 p.m.

Wed. Jan. 5 Purdue @ Penn State 5:30 p.m.

Wed. Jan. 5 Michigan @ Wisconsin 7:30 p.m.

Sat. Jan. 8 Mich. State @ Penn State 12 noon

Sun. Jan. 9 Iowa @ Purdue 11 a.m.

Sun. Jan. 9 Minnesota @ Ohio State 3 P.m.

Sun. Jan. 9 INDIANA @ Northwestern 6 P.m.

Tues. Jan. 11 Illinois @ Penn State 8 PM

Wed. Jan. 12 Ohio State @ MICHIGAN 5:30 PM

Wed. Jan. 12 Northwestern @ Iowa 7:30 PM

Sat. Jan. 15 Northwestern @ Michigan State 12 noon

Sat. Jan. 15 Illinois @ Wisconsin 2 p.m.

Sat. Jan. 15 Penn State @ Ohio State 4:30 p.m.

Sat. Jan. 15 MICHIGAN @ INDIANA 7 PM

Sun. Jan. 16 Iowa @ Minnesota 6 p.m.

Tues. Jan. 18 MICHIGAN @ Northwestern 8 P.m.

Wed. Jan. 19 Iowa @ Ohio State 5:30 p.m.

Wed. Jan. 19 Penn State @ Purdue 7:30 p.m.

Sat. Jan. 22 Minnesota @ MICHIGAN 6 p.m.

Sun. Jan. 23 Wisconsin @ Northwestern 12 noon

Sun.Jan. 23 INDIANA @ Iowa 2 P.m.

Wed. Jan. 26 Iowa @ Penn State 5:30 P.m.

Wed. Jan. 26 Northwestern @ Minnesota 6:30 P.m.

Thurs. Jan. 27 Illinois @ INDIANA 7 P.m.

Sat. Jan. 29 Wisconsin @ Penn State 3 P.m.

Sun. Jan. 30 Iowa @ MICHIGAN 3 P.m.

Sun. Jan. 30 INDIANA @ Michigan State P.m.

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Updated: November 27, 2012 12:36PM



Hanover Central’s Nick Bollenbacher (2012) scored eight points and handed out five assists with only three turnovers in 25 minutes for IU East in an 87-82 loss to Mount Vernon (Ohio) in his college debut. Bollenbacher, a 6-foot-1 guard, also had 14 points in 23 mnute sof a 99-87 win over Ohio State Newark on Nov. 3

IU-East (5-2), which is an NAIA school in Richmond, was 24-8 last season.

Ian Enriquez if Lake Station (2010) and freshman Vasha Davis of Morton (2012) are also on the IU-East roster. Bollenbacher comes off the bench behind senior Marcus Issac, an NAIA All-American, who averaged 23 points a game last season.

Crown Point’s Alexis Joseph (2012) may be getting more playing time soon at Divisiosn III Illinois Benedictine (1-3) in Lisle.

Joseph, a 6-foot center, collected 14 points and 11 rebounds in just 12 minutes’ playing time last week as Benedictine lost to North Central 94-91.

She had scored just 10 points in 31 total minutes in her first three college games.

Teammate Kendall Brown of CP (2012) made her college debut against North Central, playing five minutes off the bench.

Michael “Spike” Albrecht of Crown Point (2011) got to play 12 minutes and scored three points for undefeated Michigan last Saturday in a win over Kansas State.

When you tune in to watch Michigan hoping to see Albrecht, keep in mind he’s playing behind all-Big 10 guard Trey Burke.

The CP grad is only averaging eight minutes of playing time per game.

Also, you are allowed to root for Indiana only when they are not playing Michigan, which has Albrecht, Lake Central’s Glenn Robinson and Chesterton’s Mitch McGary on the active roster.

Remember that on Jan. 15 when Michigan plays at Indiana.

Purdue? Let’s not talk about them at all right now, OK?

Lowell’s Austin Richie (2011) had three points, five rebounds and five assists for Western Michigan (4-1) in a 68-64 victory over South Florida on Nov. 19.

The 6-foot-2 sophomore only took seven shots in 28 minutes. Richie is in the starting role of point guard and distributor this season and it seems to be working as the Bronchos have started fast.

Richie, the brother of Lowell varsity basketball coach Nate Richie, averaged 32 points a game his senior season in Lowell.

Now, he is averaing 6.4 points (on just five or six shots) per game and 4.2 assists.

He has started all five games for the Division I Bronchos up in Kalamazoo, Mich.

NAIA football power St. Xavier (11-1) takes on third ranked Morningside (California) College in the NAIA national semifinals this Saturday and Lowell’s Cole Midgett (2010) will be in action.

Midgett has caught 18 passes for 232 yards and he’s run back three kicks for a 25-yardc average.

Midgett scored on a three-yard run and caught a pass for 13 yards last week as St. Xavier won a quarterfinal game 35-21 over the seventh-ranked University of the Cumberlands (Kentucky).

St. Xavier is the defending NAIA national champion.



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