Post-Tribune Latest news from Post-Tribune Online en-us (Editor) Post-Tribune 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ College Football: VU’s Roberto Kelly chose football despite father’s professional baseball background ]]> Lead story image

While watching the World Series on television, Valparaiso defensive end Roberto Kelly has a more personal investment in the games than the average sports fan. Kelly’s father, also Roberto Kelly, is the first base coach for the Giants. He played 13 seasons in the big leagues and was in uniform as a coach for the San Francisco World Series titles in 2010 and 2012. When the Giants won their first championship since moving the San Francisco in 2010, the younger Kelly held the trophy on the field and celebrated with Giants players in the clubhouse. “I got to travel with … ]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:33:07 -0500 <![CDATA[ VU Notebook: Jessica Richardson racking up cross country accolades ]]>

Valparaiso senior Jessica Richardson was named the Horizon League Runner of the Week for the third time this year on Monday. Richardson produced a personal-best 6K time of 21:12.4 at the Bradley Classic on Oct. 17, earning her fourth top-10 finish of the year. She is only the second runner in program history to notch three Horizon League Runner of the Week Awards in a single season. “It’s exciting to see that I’ve been the best in the Horizon League for a few weeks, because that means I might be able to take the Horizon League championship a couple weeks … ]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:52:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Notre Dame’s rematch with Florida State four years away ]]> Lead story image

Notre Dame’s next crack at ­Florida State — barring a postseason clash — will come in 2018. The Irish and the Atlantic Coast Conference announced football matchups through the 2025 season Tuesday. Dates for all ACC games are set through 2019. The highlights include Notre Dame’s rematch against Florida State on Nov. 10, 2018, in South Bend, Ind., and two Labor Day tilts — 2019 at Louisville and 2021 at Florida State. The Irish and Seminoles also are scheduled to play in 2024 at Notre Dame. ‘‘Nine additional seasons of games against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents again adds both variety … ]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:52:20 -0500 <![CDATA[ ]]>

… ]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:20:40 -0500 <![CDATA[ MUTKA: Matt Painter casts No. 1 vote for Wisconsin veterans ]]> Lead story image

Basketball preseason polls usually aren’t worth spit, but it’s hard to complain about the hoopla being tossed at the Wisconsin Badgers. Coming off a 30-8 season and the school’s third Final Four appearance, which ended with a 74-73 loss to Kentucky, Coach Bo Ryan is looking forward to his 14th consecutive NCAA appearance. The hawk-faced coach can salivate over seven returning veterans, including preseason All-Americans Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker. Purdue basketball coach Matt Painter is so impressed that he didn’t settle for picking them as Big Ten favorites. Participating in the national poll, he voted the Badgers No. 1 … ]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:22:50 -0500 <![CDATA[ Coach Brian Kelly still doesn’t agree with flag that wiped out Notre Dame’s winning TD ]]> Lead story image

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Coach Brian Kelly found out it was Will Fuller, not fellow receiver CJ Prosise, who was flagged for offensive pass interference during Notre Dame’s final possession Saturday against Florida State. But that’s about the only thing Kelly was sure about a day after the controversial ending to the Irish’s 31-27 loss. ‘‘Actually, I have less clarity,’’ Kelly said when he was asked Sunday what he saw when he watched the play on film. Trailing by four points, Notre Dame reached the Seminoles’ 2 with less than 20 seconds left. Quarterback  Everett Golson passed to  Corey Robinson, who … ]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:00:37 -0500 <![CDATA[ Minnesota stalls Purdue’s progression ]]> Lead story image

MINNEAPOLIS — Purdue has made great strides in turning around its football program. But the Boilermakers were given a painful reminder on Saturday that there’s still room for them to improve. David Cobb rushed for 194 yards and a touchdown and Ryan Santoso kicked a 52-yard field goal with 4:59 left as Purdue blew an 11-point halftime lead in a 39-38 loss. “When you play the way we played, these are hard ones,” said Boilermakers head coach Darrell Hazell, whose team won just one game last year in his first season at Purdue. “You’re so close and you’ve got a … ]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 02:09:23 -0500 <![CDATA[ Indiana still can’t pass test, falls to Michigan State ]]> Lead story image

BLOOMINGTON — Stats can lie, but this one couldn’t. Four completions, 13 attempts, minus-2 yards — Zander Diamont’s passing stats through three quarters Saturday in his Indiana debut. For all of Tevin Coleman’s success as the nation’s top rusher coming into Saturday’s 56-17 Big Ten loss to No. 8 Michigan State, he’s going to need a much better complement from the passing game going forward. Coleman had his school-record ninth straight game over 100 yards rushing on Saturday. But the bulk of that came on two runs, one a 65-yarder, the other a 30-yarder. His other 13 carries netted 37 … ]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 02:08:15 -0500 <![CDATA[ Drake defense too much for Valparaiso ]]>

VALPARAISO — The Valparaiso defense turned in its best performance of the season on Saturday, but a lackluster offensive output prevented the Crusaders from securing a statement victory. Drake roared from behind after trailing 9-0 in the second quarter, scoring 14 fourth-quarter points to pull out a 17-9 victory over Valparaiso. The Crusaders defense allowed only 10 points, with Drew Ormseth’s 39-yard interception return for a touchdown accounting for the other seven. “It was an amazing performance by our defense,” Valparaiso coach Dave Cecchini said. “They came out and played inspired football. I told our guys at the end of … ]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 02:07:35 -0500 <![CDATA[ Flag burns Notre Dame in loss to Florida State ]]> Lead story image

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – It appeared, for a brief moment, that Notre Dame had a season-defining victory. Everett Golson threw a 2-yard pass to Corey Robinson for a go-ahead touchdown against No. 2 Florida State with 13 seconds to go. Only the play was wiped out when CJ Prosise was called for offensive pass interference. Golson then threw an interception on fourth down, and the Seminoles held on for a thrilling 31-27 victory in remarkable game Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium. “He did exactly what he was supposed to do,” Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said. “We execute that play every … ]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:05:29 -0500 <![CDATA[ Former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz says loser isn’t done ]]> Lead story image

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz didn’t see the Notre Dame-Florida State showdown Saturday as an elimination game for the College Football Playoff. “Florida State and Notre Dame, regardless of the outcome of this game, should win out,” Holtz said during a teleconference earlier this week. “If both sides do that, both of them will be in the game again and have a chance to possibly repeat this performance.” Holtz said a playoff would have been beneficial to the Irish in 1993. Notre Dame beat Florida State that season but lost to Boston College the next week. … ]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:03:25 -0500 <![CDATA[ Quarterbacks headline Notre Dame-Florida State showdown ]]> Lead story image

SOUTH BEND — Jameis Winston doesn’t lose. The Florida State quarterback has made 19 starts. And the Seminoles have won each of those games. Everett Golson hasn’t been all that shabby himself. Notre Dame is 16-1 in games he’s started. His only loss came against Alabama for the BCS national title at the end of the 2012 season. Big-time quarterbacks? Yes. Big-time game? Certainly. The winner Saturday between the No. 5 Irish (6-0) and No. 2 Seminoles (6-0) will have an inside track for one of the four spots in the College Football Playoff. “It’s another step in the goal … ]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 02:05:23 -0500 <![CDATA[ College Football: Saturday’s Notre Dame, Purdue and Indiana previews ]]>

… ]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 02:05:33 -0500 <![CDATA[ College Football: Stuart Barkley is Valparaiso’s ‘Jolly Green Giant’ ]]> Lead story image

It was almost a nightmare scenario for a senior who wanted nothing more than to be on the field. Stuart Barkley’s final season at Valparaiso got off to an unfavorable start as he pulled his right hamstring while running a conditioning test at the start of training camp. However, the timing of the injury allowed him to return to the field and avoid losing precious games that are particularly valuable to someone playing in the final year of his career. After missing two weeks of practice, Barkley played through pain early in the season. “I had to learn how to … ]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:08:23 -0500 <![CDATA[ Briefs: Hardy may return to Irish soon ]]>

Reserve safety Eilar Hardy, the last football player named in Notre Dame’s academic probe, could be the only one returning to the roster soon. “I met with Eilar, we have some work to do in terms of some of his academic work he’s working on right now. ... But if we’re able to get some of those things organized, we’re going to bring him back to practice after we get back from the bye,” Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Thursday. Notre Dame is on a bye after Saturday’s game against No. 2 Florida State. Kelly said Hardy was the … ]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:14:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Men’s Basketball: Valparaiso picked fourth in the Horizon League ]]> Lead story image

ROSEMONT, Ill. — The consensus is that the Horizon League could be as up for grabs as it has been, particularly in the middle of the standings. Perhaps there’s more agreement about the top two teams and the bottom two. Ultimately, such preseason polls serve as little more than conversation fodder. Still, Valparaiso was picked fourth in the Horizon League, with sophomore forward Alec Peters named to the all-league first team, as voted upon by coaches, sports information directors and media members. Green Bay, last season’s regular-season champion, was selected as the preseason favorite. Phoenix guard Keifer Sykes, last season’s … ]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:11:28 -0500