(Undated) — Here is the latest sports news: Colts free agency roundup. Pacers host Raptors. Purdue and Butler open NCAA tourney on Friday. Notre Dame plays Penn State in NIT on Saturday.
>>Colts Free Agency Roundup
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts made some moves on the first official day of free agency. According to reports, Indy agreed to a three-year, 17.8-million-dollar deal with defensive lineman Denico Autry. Autry spent the past four seasons in Oakland where he had 100 tackles and 10-and-a-half sacks. They also gave exclusive rights tenders to cornerback Chris Milton, long snapper Luke Rhodes, tight end Erik Swoope and guard Jeremy Vujnovich.
>>Pacers Host Raptors
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Pacers return home to welcome the Raptors to town tonight. Indy is looking for its fourth-straight win. At 40-and-28, the Pacers hold a slim half-game advantage over Cleveland for third in the East. Toronto is on a nine-game winning streak and has the best record in the Eastern Conference at 50-and-17 overall. The teams have split the first two meetings this season.
>>Purdue Ready Four Tourney Opener
(Detroit, MI) — Purdue is set to begin its march for the “Final Four” on Friday in Detroit. The second-seeded Boilermakers take on 15-seed Cal State Fullerton in a first-round East Regional matchup. Purdue earned a two-seed after a 28-and-6 campaign that ended with a loss in the Big Ten championship game. If they advance to the round-of-32 they would meet either Butler or Arkansas for a trip to the Sweet 16.
>>Butler Opens Tourney Against Arkansas
(Detroit, MI) — Butler also opens its tourney run on Friday in Motown. The Bulldogs are the 10th-seed in the East and will take on seven-seed Arkansas in the first-round. Butler reached the Sweet 16 last year for the first time since 2011.
>>Notre Dame To Face Penn State In NIT Second Round
(South Bend, IN) — Notre Dame will host Penn State in the second-round of the NIT on Saturday in South Bend. The top-seeded Irish dominated eighth-seed Hampton in the first-round 84-63 while four-seed Penn State edged fifth-seed Temple 63-57. If Notre Dame advances it will play either Oregon or Marquette in the quarterfinals.