WZPL Birthday Bash

A few sights from the WZPL Birthday Bash, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Friday, June 23, 2017.                

Thurman, Stamps d-line double trouble for Lions in pre-season opener

CALGARY — As a 195-pound grappler of some repute at Proviso West High School in Hillside, Illinois, Jameer Thurman is well versed in the art of the takedown. After Tuesday, Keith Price certainly knows what it’s like to be slammed to the mat by the Stampeders’ linebacking hopeful. “Third in the state,’’ recounted Thurman proudly of his senior year on the Proviso grappling...
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Evansville survives Indiana State rally to stay alive in MVC

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jaylon Brown scored 27 points and Duane Gibson added 20 as Evansville jumped out early and then held on to defeat Indiana State 83-72 in the opener of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament on Thursday night. Brenton Scott caught fire in the second half, scoring 12 of his 17 points in an eight-minute run down the stretch and the Sycamores whittled Evansville...
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March 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Indiana State beats Northern Iowa 69-59

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) Niels Bunschoten had 20 points and made 6 of 10 from the field and Indiana State never trailed on its way to a 69-59 win over Northern Iowa on Wednesday night. Brenton Scott added 14 points and Everett Clemons scored 12 and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Sycamores (11-18, 5-12 Missouri Valley Conference) who led 69-59 at the break and kept the lead in double...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Indiana State beats Drake 84-60 behind Scott's 20 points

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) Brenton Scott scored 20 points with four 3-pointers and four assists, and Indiana State outscored Drake 44-12 in the paint on Saturday to win 84-60. Laquarious Paige added 14 points, Everett Clemons scored 11 with seven assists, and Emondre Rickman grabbed a career-high nine rebounds for the Sycamores (10-16, 4-10 Missouri Valley), who have won two straight...
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February 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Van Scyoc, Barnes pour in 3s in Sycamores' victory

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) Matt Van Scyoc scored 22 points and Jordan Barnes a career-high 20 and Indiana State rode a big first half to an 81-71 victory over Bradley on Saturday to snap a five-game losing streak in picking up its first Missouri Valley Conference win. Van Scyoc made six 3-pointers and Barnes five for the Sycamores (7-11, 1-5), who were 11 of 21 from the arc in the...
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January 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Scott, Indiana State top Eastern Illinois 88-85 in 2OT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) Brenton Scott had 23 points and seven rebounds, Brandon Murphy added 14 and 12, and Indiana State beat Eastern Illinois 88-85 in double overtime on Wednesday night. Scott hit 1 of 2 free throws with 7.7 seconds left in regulation for a 67-64 lead. After a timeout, Eastern Illinois raced down the court but Indiana State, with a foul to give, fouled near half...
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December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Indiana St. football coach resigns for 'special opportunity'

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) Indiana State football coach Mike Sanford resigned Friday to pursue what athletic director Sherard Clinkscales called a ''special career opportunity.'' There have been reports that he will join his son, also named Mike, at Western Kentucky. The younger Sanford was named Jeff Brohm's successor Tuesday. Sanford went 18-30 record in four seasons with the Sycamores...
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December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Pickens' late 3 lifts Stanford past Indiana State 65-62

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Dorian Pickens hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 3 seconds to play and Stanford beat Indiana State 65-62 in the consolation round of the AdvoCare Invitational on Friday. Pickens' game-winner came just 3 seconds after Indiana State had tied it at 62 on a 3 by Brenton Scott. Pickens and Reid Travis both scored 19 for Stanford (5-1). Travis also had 12...
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November 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Indiana State tops Missouri-St. Louis 96-55 behind Van Scyoc

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) Matt Van Scyoc scored 14 points and made 4 of 5 3-pointers, the Sycamores shot 15 of 22 from beyond the arc (68 percent) and Indiana State rolled over Division II member Missouri-Saint Louis 96-55 in Saturday night's home opener. Brenton Scott scored 14 and had four steals, Donovan Franklin scored 13 points off the bench and made 5 of 5 free throws and Brandon...
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November 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois beats Indiana State 80-78 in OT

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Laytwan Porter made the game-winning free throw with 4 seconds left in overtime and Northern Illinois beat Indiana State 80-78 in Friday night's season opener. The Sycamores rallied to 72-all on Brenton Scott's jumper with 2 seconds left in regulation. Indian State led 77-75 in overtime after Scott drained a 3 and Brandon Murphy added two free throws, but Northern...
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November 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Harker's 3 TD pass carry Indiana St past S Illinois 22-14

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) Isaac Harker threw for 336 yards and three touchdowns and Indiana State held off Southern Illinois 22-14 on Saturday. Miles Thompson had five catches for 147 yards, his second-straight 100-yard game, with an 85-yard touchdown and Robert Tonyan Jr. had eight receptions for 131 yards and two touchdowns for the Sycamores (4-4, 2-3 Missouri Valley). Indiana...
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October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

South Dakota beats Indiana State in 2OT 33-30

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) Jacob Warner intercepted a pass in the second overtime to give South Dakota a 33-30 victory over Indiana State 33-30 on Saturday. Miles Bergner, who kicked four field goals, connected for a 41-yarder in the second overtime before the Sycamores got possession, only to lose on a trick play when wide receiver Kelvin Cook's pass was picked off. The Sycamores...
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October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Wolitarsky grabs 2 first-half TD passes, as Gophers roll over Indiana State

MINNEAPOLIS -- Mitch Leidner completed 20 of 30 passes for 295 yards and four touchdowns on Saturday as Minnesota rolled to 592 total yards in a 58-28 win over Indiana State.After struggling early in a win against Oregon State, the Gophers (2-0) were looking for a quick start, and they got it. Leidner converted three times on third down on Minnesota's opening drive. Then he dropped...
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September 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Indiana State with 41-25 win over Butler in season opener

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) Isaac Harker threw two touchdowns and ran for a third to lead Indiana State to a 41-25 win over Butler in a season opener for both teams Saturday. Harker was 21 of 35 for 315 yards for the Sycamores. His rushing touchdown gave Indiana State a 14-0 lead with 1:34 left in the first quarter. Defensive back Tsali Lough harassed Butler's Malcolm Weaver throughout...
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September 03, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pacers CANstruction Entry at Indiana State Fair

August 5, 2016 - Pacers Sports & Entertainment helped team up on an entry in the CANstruction competition at the Indiana State Fair, building an ABA basketball out of canned goods.
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August 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Indiana State QB Adam to sit out 2016 season

(STATS) - Indiana State quarterback Matt Adam was continually eluding pass rushers last year. This year, he's been sacked by academic issues before the season even started. Sycamores coach Mike Sanford announced Thursday the redshirt junior will sit out the 2016 season to focus on academics. Adam, from San Juan Capistrano, California, would not regain the season and potentially...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Eastern Illinois, Indiana State to renew series

(STATS) - Eastern Illinois and Indiana State have agreed to resume their 115-year-old rivalry with a four-year home-and-home series beginning next year. Indiana State will host games on Sept. 2, 2017 and Sept. 7, 2019. Eastern Illinois will host meetings on Sept. 1, 2018 and Sept. 12, 2020. The two schools are located just 50 miles apart, EIU in Charleston and Indiana State in...
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April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

High school basketball team’s bus flips on way to semifinal

These are stories we don’t like to bring you, but we’d be doing a disservice to everyone not writing about it. On Saturday afternoon, while on its way to the Indiana State High School Basketball Semifinals, the bus carrying the Griffith Panthers boys basketball team rolled over on the highway. As a result, the game against Marion High School has been rightfully postponed. This...
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March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

MVC: Indiana State pulls away in 65-57 win over Illinois State

ST. LOUIS -- Brenton Scott scored 14 points and Indiana State never trailed in the second half and beat Illinois State 65-57 on Friday night in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.Niels Bunschoten added 11 points for the sixth-seeded Sycamores (15-16), who play No. 2 seed Evansville (24-8) in Saturday's semifinal.MiKyle McIntosh had 17 points and DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell scored...
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March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Indiana State beats Illinois State 65-57 in MVC quarterfinal

ST. LOUIS (AP) Brenton Scott scored 14 points and Indiana State never trailed in the second half and beat Illinois State 65-57 on Friday night in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. Niels Bunschoten added 11 points for the sixth-seeded Sycamores (15-16), who play No. 2 seed Evansville (24-8) in Saturday's semifinal. MiKyle McIntosh had 17 points and DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell...
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March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Indiana State halts 6-game skid, beats Bradley 77-58

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) Devonte Brown had 24 points as Indiana State halted a six-game skid, beating Bradley 77-58 in the regular season finale on Saturday. Brown made 6 of 10 field goals and was 11 of 15 from the line. Brenton Scott added 11 points for Indiana State (14-16, 8-10 Missouri Valley Conference). Indiana State stretched a 37-28 halftime lead to 43-28 by scoring the...
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February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Illinois State handles Indiana State 78-50

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Paris Lee scored 18 points and made four assists, MiKyle McIntosh added 14 points and Illinois State never trailed in its 78-50 win over Indiana State on Wednesday night. The Redbirds (17-11, 11-4) have won a season-high five straight games and have their best Missouri Valley Conference start through 15 games since 1997-98. DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell scored 12 and...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Thomas' 18 points helps Bradley upset Indiana State, 63-58

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) Donte Thomas scored 18 points and Bradley converted eight straight free-throw attempts in the final minute to upset Indiana State, 63-58 for the Braves' second Missouri Valley Conference win Saturday night. Khristian Smith knotted it at 55-55 with a free throw, but Thomas and Ronnie Suggs gave Bradley a four-point lead from the line. Smith got the Sycamores within...
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February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

MVC round table: Discussing standings and Player of the Year

A sampling of Missouri Valley Conference beat writers check in on the second half of the conference schedule: 1. Who finishes second? Evansville 2nd, Indiana State 3rd. No great profound reason, other than it appears Indiana State’s schedule sets up better that Southern Illinois for 3rd place. I think the Balantine-Mock combination keeps Evansville in the runner-up spot. — Jim...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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