(Undated) — Here is the latest sports news: Pacers visit Nets. Colts introduce HC Reich. Colts establish scholarship for Jackson. NFL Combine approaching. Pirates’ spring training underway. College hoops roundup. Notre Dame loses appeal, vacates wins.
>>Pacers Visit Nets
(Brooklyn, NY) — The Pacers play their final game before the All-Star break as they visit the Brooklyn Nets tonight. Indiana sits at sixth in the East with a record of 32-and-25. The Nets enter at 19-and-39. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.
>>Colts Introduce HC Reich
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Frank Reich-era of Colts football is underway. The team introduced Coach Reich at a press conference yesterday. He announced that he’s going to be calling plays for the Colts this season, and plans to implement an up-tempo offense. Reich stated his top two principles for the Colts are to be the toughest and most disciplined team in the league.
>>Colts Establish Scholarship For Jackson
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Indianapolis Colts are establishing a scholarship to honor deceased linebacker Edwin Jackson. Colts owner Jim Irsay has donated 25-thousand dollars to start the Edwin Jackson Memorial Scholarship. He and another man were struck and killed by a vehicle on February 4th. The 26-year-old Jackson was buried in Atlanta on Monday.
>>NFL Scouting Combine Approaching
(Indianapolis, IN) — The annual NFL Scouting Combine is returning to Indianapolis later this month. The Combine opens on February 27th at Lucas Oil Stadium. Executives from every team in the league will arrive in Indy to scout the top NFL prospects in person. The 2018 NFL Draft starts on April 26th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
>>Spring Training Underway
(Bradenton, FL) — Spring training is underway in Bradenton, Florida for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Indianapolis Indians have served as Pittsburgh’s Triple-A affiliate since 2005. Pitchers and catchers arrived on Monday, while the rest of the team must report by Sunday. The Pirates open Grapefruit League action next Friday against the Rays.
>>College Hoops Roundup
(Undated) — In college hoops action last night, Butler lost to Georgetown 87-83, while Ball State beat Akron, 88-79. Tonight, Indiana hosts Illinois and Indiana State travels to play Drake.
>>Notre Dame Loses Appeal To Reinstate Wins From 2012-13
(South Bend, IN) — The NCAA is denying Notre Dame’s appeal of 21 vacated football victories from the 2012-13 seasons due to academic misconduct. Notre Dame President John Jenkins issued a letter to alumni saying they are disappointed and strongly disagree with the NCAA’s decision. Notre Dame was stripped of 21 wins, fined five-thousand-dollars and placed on probation for one year for academic misconduct by an athletic trainer. The Fighting Irish forfeited 12 wins from 2012, when they lost to Alabama in the BCS title game. Notre Dame also lost its nine victories from 2013.