(Undated) — Here is the latest sports news: NFL medical officer backs Colts. Colts activate Geathers. Pacers back at it. College football roundup. College hoops preview.
>>NFL Medical Officer Backs Colts
(Indianapolis, IN) — The NFL’s chief medical officer is defending the Indianapolis Colts’ treatment of quarterback Jacoby Brissett. The team came under fire for allowing Brissett to return to the game after a hit to the back of his head in Sunday’s game against the Steelers. Doctor Allen Sills says all of the league’s protocols were followed and that Brissett showed no symptoms during the game to prevent him from returning. Sills confirmed that Brissett passed three separate concussion tests, two during the game and one immediately afterward. Brissett was placed into the NFL’s concussion protocol when he reported symptoms after the game.
>>Colts Activate Geathers
(Indianapolis, IN) — Colts safety Clayton Geathers is off the physically unable to perform list. The team activated Geathers yesterday. Geathers suffered a neck injury in Week 11 last season and was placed on injured reserve on December 12th. He has not played since and decided to have surgery in March.
>>Colts Enter Bye Week
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts head into their bye week looking for answers. Indy lost for the fourth time in five games this past weekend. At 3-and-7 overall, they are in last place in the AFC South. Jacksonville and Tennessee are tied at the top at 6-and-3, Houston is also reeling at 3-and-6. Indy will host the Titans out of the bye on November 26th.
>>Pacers Visit Grizzlies
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Pacers are back on the hardwood tonight when they visit the Grizzlies in Memphis. Indy is 6-and-8, losers of five-of-six. Memphis has dropped three-of-four and sits at 7-and-6. Tipoff is set for 8:00 p.m.
>>College Football Roundup
(Undated) — Notre Dame fell five-spots to number eight in the latest College Football Playoff rankings. The Irish were clobbered this past weekend, 41-8, at Miami which jumped up to number three. Notre Dame plays host to Navy, Indiana welcomes fifth-ranked Wisconsin, and Purdue visits Iowa on Saturday.
>>College Hoops Roundup
(Undated) — The local college hoops squads are back in action this week. Last night, number-21 Purdue cruised past Marquette 86-71 in Milwaukee. The Boilermakers improved to 3-and-0 and will host Fairfield on Saturday. Tonight, 2-and-0 Butler travels to Maryland and 1-and-1 Indiana visits Seton Hall. The 14th-ranked Fighting Irish are back at it tomorrow when they welcome Chicago State.