INDIANAPOLIS — Butler has hired Brandon Miller as an assistant coach.
He replaces Matthew Graves, who has taken the head coaching job at South Alabama.
Running backs are born. Watch a speedster juke a defender, break a tackle and you know. They have it or they don’t.
Linemen can be constructed. If the bulk is there, they can be developed if they’re willing.
Kansas State has rewarded basketball coach Bruce Weber for winning a share of the school’s first conference championship in 36 years with a raise and a one-year contract extension.
Mike Shaw transferred to Bradley.
The future college homes of Devin Langford and Ibby Djimde are still undetermined at this point.
But one item is clear.
None of the three men’s basketball players that announced they were transferring from Illinois less than two weeks ago will likely ever suit up for the Illini again.
Commonsense, you might say?
■ St. Joseph-Ogden 1, PBL 0. Hunter Hart struck out 14 while throwing a no-hitter, outdueling freshman Jonathon Walder to lead the Spartans to a home win. SJ-O scored the game’s lone run in the third when Josh Poulter stole two bases and reached home on Jordan Buhs’ single.
D.J. Richardson’s dream has been to play in the NBA.
Today, the former Illini will take the first step toward realizing that goal while participating in front of representatives from all 30 NBA teams — and alongside 63 other college seniors — at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.
SALT FORK SOFTBALL
The Storm (5-1) enjoyed a 5-0 week thanks to an offensive attack that generated 75 hits — Camaryn Todd had more than 10 — including home runs by Lea Hall (three) and Emilie McFadden (two). Peyton Meade won three of the games, one by shutout.
G-RF/CHRISMAN BOYS’ TRACK AND FIELD
N-G Top 10
This week: Girls’ soccer
SCHOOL (W-L) COMMENT
1. Mahomet-Seymour (6-2) Outscored opponents 17-6
2. Champaign Central (5-2) Outscored opponents 18-4
3. Centennial (0-2) Outscored by opponents 8-1
4. St. Thomas More (3-3) Outscored opponents 12-7
Track and field
Recently: Became the seventh area athlete in history to clear 15 feet in the pole vault, winning the Harold Jester Meet at that height.
In your own words: “I don’t feel like it’s that high yet. I feel like I’m going low. I’m definitely not satisfied — 15 feet is not where I want to be yet.”
URBANA — As a high school junior at Rantoul, Hanna Mennenga became the 10th softball pitcher in IHSA history with a 400-strikeout season.
As great as the feat, it was almost as if no one noticed.
“I sent out so many emails,” Mennenga said, “jucos, Division Is, Division IIs, Division IIIs. Only one Division I emailed and said they might be interested.”
That was Northern Iowa.