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Morristown senior Drake Moore deciding his future with days as a Yellow Jacket winding down

The decision to drive, shoot or pass comes quickly in the flow of the game for Morristown's Drake Moore.  It'll take more time, be more of a process for the decision on his future basketball exploits when the days as a Yellow Jacket come to a close.

 

Moore leads the 9th-ranked (1A) Yellow Jackets in scoring at 19 ppg to go along with 3.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 56% shooting from the field and 44% from 3-pt range.

 

The Morristown senior spoke with GIANT fm Sports about selecting a college to further his education and basketball career.

 

 

 

 

Converse creating shoe to honor the 1955 Crispus Attucks team

As part of its "Breaking Down Barriers" collection, Converse has designed a shoe that honors the 1955 Crispus Attucks High School boys basketball team. 

 

That year, the Flying Tigers -- led by future basketball Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson -- became the first all-black team in the country to win a high school state championship, in any sport. 

The project has been in the works for two years, according to Chris Hawkins, the athletic director and boys basketball head coach at Attucks. 

 

"They came out to one of our practices a couple years ago, and just came through and actually went to our museum, went through our hallways, actually watched our practice, talked to some players," Hawkins said. 

 

They were getting ideas for the shoe and learning about the history of the school and the 1955 team, so they could come up with a shoe that would symbolize everything about Crispus Attucks. 

 

"The original green and gold colors," Hawkins said. "On the back of it, they have the four stars. Four stars correlate to how many state championships we've won. And the Tiger (logo) is on the tongue of the shoes."

 

Hawkins says the project brings everything full circle, because the players on the 1955 team actually wore Chuck Taylor All Star shoes when they played. 

 

As for the players on the 2021 team, they were a little hesitant at first.

 

"They were like, 'do we have to wear those?'," Hawkins said with a laugh. "They did a good job of, you know, they know the history of our program, so they want to wear them, but they don't want to wear them in a game."

 

Hawkins says Converse will release the shoes sometime this spring, maybe in March. He teased that this is just one part of the Converse project, and other "things" will be released at a later date, but he has to keep the details secret for now. 

Pacers Sports & Entertainment unveil Fieldhouse of the Future Phase 1 renovations

Pacers Sports & Entertainment announced today the completion of Fieldhouse of the Future Phase 1 renovations, showcasing new amenities and spaces fans will begin to see as Bankers Life Fieldhouse gradually welcomes the general public back for live events.

“Since 1999, Bankers Life Fieldhouse has been part of the terrific resurgence of Indianapolis’ downtown as an iconic venue where millions of guests each year have enjoyed a world-class experience in an increasingly global city,” said PS&E President & COO Rick Fuson. “We have now completed the first step in modernizing the Fieldhouse, preserving what has always made it unique while creating experiences for the fans of today and tomorrow.”

While some renovations in the main seating bowl have been visible on television during limited-attendance events, other areas, such as the new Fever locker room, Salesforce court, new Fieldhouse kitchen, sideline and courtside clubs, and lower suites have yet to be shared with the general public. These upgrades, which are part of Phase 1 of the three-year Fieldhouse of the Future project, are important elements that make the NBA’s best arena an even better experience for fans.

In addition to much of the infrastructure needed for subsequent phases of the project, Phase 1 renovations include:

•    Center-Hung Scoreboard: Welcoming fans back to the Fieldhouse is the new LED center-hung scoreboard, equipped with more than 3,350 square feet of video area, two LED rings, and underbelly screens. A partnership with experience design company ANC, the scoreboard is part of a digital enhancement to Bankers Life Fieldhouse that also includes more than 600 square feet of 1.5mm fine-pitch LED in the DataBank Courtside and PointsBet Hardwood Clubs.
•    New Retractable Seating System and New Seats in the Lower Bowl: The new retractable seating system at the north end of the lower bowl allows for construction of additional suites and loge terraces on the Key Bank level, while the green seats in the lower bowl, original to the building’s opening in 1999, have been replaced with new dark gray seats. 
•    Fever Locker Room: A new locker room for the Indiana Fever is among the best in the WNBA and includes amenities like a film room, larger weight room and hydro-therapy tubs.
•    Salesforce Court: The Salesforce court, which was twenty one years old, boasts a brand new playing surface and was raised to street level, to not only create necessary operational space on the event level but make access to the court for community and youth events easier.
•    New Kitchen: This larger kitchen on the event level includes expanded capacity, dedicated dock and storage areas, and state-of-the-art equipment.
•    New PointsBet Hardwood Club and ’67 Club and Updated DataBank Courtside Club: Offering unique experiences within the overall game experience, the clubs are a mix of traditional and modern and incorporate design elements reflective of Indiana’s rich basketball tradition. 
•    New and Updated Key Bank Level Suites: Ten new Key Bank Level suites and two new loge terraces have been added while all the suites on the Key Bank level have been modernized and updated.
•    Renovated Visitor Locker Rooms: The visitor locker rooms, also used for teams and groups using the Fieldhouse for other events throughout the year, has been updated with all new fixtures, paint, and carpeting.

“For many fans, this is going to look like a whole new Fieldhouse,” said Mel Raines, Executive Vice President for Corporate Communications, Community Engagement, and Facility Operations. “But it’s the same great Fieldhouse that’s beloved in the NBA, and it’s still the best place to watch a basketball game in the country and the world.”

To learn more about the Fieldhouse of the Future Phase 1 renovations, watch this video and follow us on Twitter at @TheFieldhouse and @PacersSportEnt. 

Rochester and Manchester meet tonight in matchup of TRC unbeatens

 

Rochester plays Manchester tonight in TRC boys basketball on GIANT fm Sports.

 

Randy Wynn and Johnny McCrory with a preview of the matchup.

 

THREE RIVERS
 
  CONF AG OA DA AM Streak
Peru 5-  0 11-  0 62.5 49.1 13.5 Won 11
Rochester 3-  0 8-  1 47.7 35.4 12.2 Won 5
Manchester 3-  0 6-  3 55.8 50.1 5.7 Won 6
Northfield 3-  1 4-  8 50.0 54.1 -4.1 Lost 2
Whitko 2-  1 7-  3 55.0 43.3 11.7 Won 3
Maconaquah 2-  1 6-  4 64.7 56.4 8.3 Lost 1
Southwood 1-  3 4-  7 61.4 57.3 4.1 Lost 2
Tippecanoe Valley 0-  4 2-  9 47.1 53.6 -6.5 Lost 2
Wabash 0-  4 2-  9 48.0 60.3 -12.3 Lost 6
North Miami 0-  5 3-10 39.8 55.2 -15.5 Won 1

SHS back from quarantine falls to visiting #14 (3A) Connersville, 50-40

Shelbyville's Mitch Yeend scored a game high 16 points but Connersville connected on five second half 3-pt FG to pull away for a 50-40 win Thursday at Garrett Gym.

 

Golden Bear head coach John Hartnett, Jr. on the Cagney's Pizza King Postgame on GIANT fm Sports.

 

 

Colts OC to become next Eagles head coach

A day after their quarterback retired, the Indianapolis Colts have learned they are losing their offensive coordinator as well. 

 

Nick Sirianni is leaving Indianapolis to take the head coaching job for the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. 

 

Sirianni has been with the Colts since 2018, when Frank Reich became the head coach and added Sirianni to his staff. 

 

This is the third loss for the Colts offense this month -- lineman Anthony Castonzo and quarterback Philip Rivers have both retired. 

Hoosiers upset #4 Iowa

Indiana dominated over the final 12 minutes the Hoosiers upset #4 Iowa 81-69 in Iowa City.

 

IU fought back from a nine-point second half deficit and took control with a 23-3 run.

 

Iowa entered the game as the second-ranked scoring offense in the nation at 92 points per game, and the Hawkeyes went 11 minutes without a field goal in the second half.

 

Trayce Jackson-Davis led IU with 23 points, while Rob Phinisee added 18 and helped lockdown Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon.

 

Indiana improved to 9-6 overall and 4-4 in the Big Ten, and will host Rutgers Sunday.

Philip Rivers says 17th season is his last

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers is retiring from the NFL. 

 

Rivers, 39, played 17 seasons in the NFL. He spent the majority of his career with the San Diego Chargers and joined the Indianapolis Colts prior to the 2020-21 season.

 

Rivers, an eight-time Pro Bowler has announced his retirement on Wednesday, according to The San Diego 

 

“It’s just time,” Rivers told the newspaper on Tuesday from his home in Indianapolis. “It’s just time.”

 

Rivers finishes his career with 244 games played, 63,440 passing yards, 421 touchdown passes, and a 95.2 passer rating.  

NCAA to host play-in and some first round tournament games at Mackey Arena, Assembly Hall

The NCAA has announced more details regarding the state of Indiana hosting all of "March Madness" this year.

 

The men's Division I basketball tournament will begin March 18, with Indiana University's Assembly Hall and Purdue's Mackey Arena hosting the play-in games, plus some of the first-round games, along with Hinkle Fieldhouse, the Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Bankers Life Fieldhouse and Lucas Oil Stadium.

 

The second round will be played just in Indianapolis. "Sweet 16" games will be played only at Hinkle Fieldhouse and Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Then Lucas Oil Stadium alone will host the "Elite 8," the "Final Four" on April 3 and the National Championship on April 5.

Shooting range hours change for January and February

Through February, all shooting ranges operated by the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife will operate under adjusted hours.

During this period, the ranges at the following fish & wildlife areas will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET or 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT, depending on their location: Crosley, Deer Creek, J.E. Roush Lake, Jasper-Pulaski, Kingsbury, Pigeon River, Sugar Ridge, Tri-County, Wilbur Wright, and Winamac.

Regular shooting range hours will resume March 1.

Archery ranges at these properties remain open daily from sunrise to sunset.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife strives to provide clean, safe shooting ranges, with most of them being free to the public. These ranges are staffed by trained range safety officers during all operating hours, making them a perfect place to develop your skills with a new gun or sight in your firearm to prepare for your next hunting adventure.

For more information on shooting range hours, visit wildlife.IN.gov/3648.htm.

IHSAA Boys Basketball State Finals moved to April 3

IHSAA Commissioner Paul Neidig announced today that this year’s IHSAA Boys Basketball State Finals will be played on Saturday, April 3, one week later than the previously scheduled date.

 

The four state championship games that will conclude the 111th boys state tournament, had been planned for March 27 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. This date change is necessary in order to provide flexibility for scheduling the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in Bankers Life Fieldhouse. In the interest of cooperating with our partners and friends with the Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, and the Fieldhouse, the IHSAA agreed to vacate the March 27 date.

 

After a lengthy discussion considering options, the IHSAA Executive Committee approved the change to April 3.

 

“Our Executive Committee felt it was most important to preserve the experience for our young people of playing for a state championship in Bankers Life Fieldhouse,” Commissioner Paul Neidig said of the decision. “In a year that has seen plenty of disruption, we also felt this arrangement would cause the least amount of disruption and impact the fewest number of schools. The Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever have been tremendous partners of the IHSAA and we felt it appropriate to work with them to help find a solution.”

 

“This is an extraordinary situation, of course, and we are grateful to Commissioner Neidig and our friends at the IHSAA for their support of the city and state in working through the details of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament,” said Rick Fuson, President & COO of Pacers Sports & Entertainment. “The IHSAA has always been an amazing partner and their understanding and flexibility throughout this process is a testament to their support of our community. We look forward to the IHSAA boys basketball tournament every year and this will be an amazing day of basketball in Indianapolis on April 3rd.”

 

The dates and locations of the earlier rounds of the state tournament remain unchanged with sectionals scheduled for March 2-6; regionals on March 13, and semi-state games on March 20.

 

This will be just the second time ever and first time since 1978 that the boys state finals will be contested in the month of April. That year, winter weather and an energy crunch caused by a coal miners’ strike forced a delay of the state tournament following the sectional championship round. Regional games resumed three weeks later than originally scheduled on April 1 with semi-states on April 8 and the state finals on April 15 at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. Muncie Central would go on to win its sixth state championship defeating Terre Haute South in overtime, 65-64. 

Shelbyville wrestling working to improve with postseason looming

In a world where athletics remain day to day with the ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic, Shelbyville High School wrestling coach Adam Miller wants to make sure his team makes the most of every opportunity.

 

The Golden Bears managed to do just that at the HHC Tournament Saturday at New Castle as a mix of youthfulness and experience paved the way for Shelbyville. 

 

At 106, Isaiah Havens placed fourth, while Dillon Berry placed sixth at 120. Tarik Runnebohm brought home sixth place honors at 132, Cael Lux finished sixth at 138, Ryan Bradley finished sixth at 195, and Elias Jones finished sixth at 285. 

 

Chayce Collier managed second place honors at 152, falling to Zach Hoyt, of New Palestine, by fall. 

 

Taige Mummert also brought home second place honors at 182, falling to Greenfield-Central's Scott Stanley by fall. 

 

The Golden Bears finished eighth with 80 points. 

 

Recently, Shelbyville won the Rushville Invite, knocking off Shenandoah 48-27 and Rushville 58-18. 

 

Miller told Giant FM the season has gone "pretty well" considering how young the team is. 

 

"Guys who have had a good season so far are Jed Tillison, Chayce Collier, Taige Mummert and Dillon Berry who was out at the beginning of the season.  These guys are all seniors and any of them could do well in the postseason," Miller said. 

 

Shelbyville's coach admits the season has been crazy due to Covid-19. 

 

"It's been weird not shaking opponents hands, because if you wrestle your pretty much family. All we can do is pray and hope our kids don't have to sit out at Sectionals because of Covid.  But, we have just adapted to the changes and kept grinding. The goal for the season is to finish strong and stay healthy," Miller told Giant FM.

Kyle Crim passed his father, Kevin, on all-time scoring list in Morristown win

Morristown's Kyle Crim topped the 1,000 career scoring mark in a December 30 win over Lawrenceburg. 

 

Now, another milestone to check off the list.

 

Morristown (8-3) topped Rushville Friday, 52-40.  In the process, Crim passed his father, Kevin, on the Yellow Jackets all-time scoring list.

 

 

Kyle Crim spoke with GIANT fm Sports Jason Parker.

 

 

Kevin Crim on Kyle's scoring achievement.

 

 

Sawyer Jones scored a game-high 21 points to go with nine rebounds and two assists in the win.

 

The Cagney's Pizza King Postgame with stats and a conversation with Coach Scott McClelland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roncalli HS nickname now "Royals"

Roncalli High School has approved a new nickname for the formerly known “Rebels.”

 

“We are excited to announce that a new nickname has been chosen for Roncalli High School…let’s go, Roncalli Royals,” the school posted on social media Friday.

 

A task force was recently formed to decide on a new name for the school that better represented the institution.

 

“I know that there are many alumni and students who have been disappointed about the decision to change the Roncalli nickname,” said Rev. Robert Robeson, Roncalli High School interim president, in a statement online. “We have been the Rebels for the past 50 years, and there are so many who are proud to be part of this tradition. At the same time, the conversation about changing our nickname has been going on for at least 25 years.

 

Robeson said the decision to change Roncalli’s nickname from “Rebels” to “Royals” was not a response to “cancel culture,” but rather an opportunity to “conform our community to the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.”

Southwestern fieldhouse on track for April completion

A new fieldhouse that will benefit all Southwestern Junior-Senior High School students is nearing completion, according to school officials. 

 

Athletic director Brady Days confirmed to Giant FM the project, which includes a new fieldhouse and weight room, should be done by April 22.

 

"We are excited to utilize this awesome facility," Days said. 

 

The decision to embark on a fieldhouse was made by district leaders and a committee, which traveled to various schools to get an idea of what would best suite the school and community. Days said the weight room is already completed and the fieldhouse will feature a two basketball court setup, along with two locker rooms, bathrooms, concessions and storage space. 

 

"The fieldhouse will help cut down on the students being at the school so late at night. Currently Southwestern will have practices run from 6 am to 9:15 pm on a daily basis.  These times were never ideal for our students and our staff.  Southwestern also felt an enhanced weight room would benefit our student athletes along with our P.E classes.  The weight room also has machines for the staff to use.  Southwestern has operated with just one full size gym since 1959 and at that time we only had boy's basketball using the gym. As we know times have changed and many sports have been added in that time," Days said.

 

The veteran boy's basketball coach and athletic director told Giant FM, the new facility is something the entire school district and community can take pride in. 

 

"This is something that we feel will make not only our school proud, but the community.   We feel the school is the central point of our district, and we take pride in knowing that as we continue to build and do what is best for our students.  This will help our athletes not be here all night, and also give them top of the line facilities to continue to grow as an athlete," Days said. 

 

As for the fieldhouse hosting any other events such as AAU basketball or competitions, Days said the district will wait until it is totally complete and then look at those endeavors. .  

 

"This first summer with COVID and all that will have us a bit more cautious," Days said.  

IU, Arlington High's Wayne Radford passed away

Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame member Wayne Radford died over the weekend. 

 

Radford went to Indianapolis Arlington High School, and helped lead the Golden Knights to their only regional championship in school history in 1974. 

 

He then played for Indiana University, and was a member of the undefeated season when the team won the 1976 national championship. In 1978, he was drafted by the Indiana Pacers, but only played one season in the NBA. 

 

In a tweet Monday morning, current IU head coach Archie Miller said Radford "embodied everything you would want to see in an IU basketball player." 

 

"He was a champion in life and on the court," Miller said. "I always appreciated seeing him and his support for IU and us in particular were unwavering. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers."

 

Radford was 64. The cause of his death has not been made public. 

Triton Central claims girls and boys Shelby Couunty basketball titles

The Shelby County basketball titles, Victory Bells and bragging rights are reserved for Triton Central.  Both the girls and boys programs captured wins in Saturday's championship games.

 

Cagney's Pizza King Postgame following Triton Central's 45-43 win over Waldron in the girls championship.  Includes analysis, stats and interviews with Waldron's Anthony Thomas and Triton Central's Bryan Graham and MVP Taylor Heath.

 

 

 

Cagney's Pizza King Postgame following Triton Central's 74-49 win over Morristown in the boys championship. Includes analysis, stats and interviews with Morristown's Scott McClelland and Triton Central's Kyle Ballard.

 

 

TC's Caleb Anderson was named MVP.

 

 

 

 

Shelbyville to host Big Ten cross country championships

Shelbyville will roll out the red carpet later this month as the Big Ten Conference will be bringing its men's and women's cross-country championships to town on Jan. 30. 


The event will be held at Shelbyville's Blue River Course, which has served as the host for high school semi-state, the Division III Men's and Women's Cross Country Championship and other meets. There will be no spectators allowed from the general public due to Covid-19 restrictions. 

Michelle Nolley, of Alpha Timing , tells Giant FM it is "exciting" to host this event.


"It is exciting to be able to host a prestigious event like this. In these odd times, the coaches wanted a neutral, non punishing course for the athletes since they have a compacted indoor, cross and outdoor season planned. Blue River fits the bill. It is a challenging, but fair course within the footprint of the Big Ten," Nolley told Giant FM. 

 

For the teams, this meet is not only a championship event, but also the only way into the NCAA Championship, as there will be no regionals for cross-country this year. All selection for the national championship will be done strictly from conference meets. 

 

Nolley said hosting the meet in January could be interesting due to weather, but if it cooperates, runners could see some fast times. 


"Having a meet in late January could be interesting, but we are trying to cover all possibilities. The meet will not be open to the public to watch but they intend to live stream it which will be cool because they will have Shelbyville on the stream," she said.

 

And, she tells Giant FM, it is another opportunity to showcase a top notch facility. 


"For the course, it gives us more credibility and it is thrilling that the coaches voted unanimously to come here for the meet," Nolley said. 

 

Shelbyville Mayor Tom DeBaun welcomed the news, adding it will be exciting to host. 


"Certainly any time we can host an event of this caliber, it is an exciting time. It speaks to the quality of the facility and the efforts of the Sports Tourism Board. Under the director of Gary Nolley, the board has taken a field that was once growing wheat and turned it into a first-class facility that is attracting competitors from the highest level of the sport," DeBaun said. 

 

The venue has 450 hotel beds within two miles of it, and DeBaun knows those rooms would be full if it wasn't for Covid-19, but he says the city will still see an economic boom.


"It will still add some modest gains to the local economy and continue to build on our reputation as a host and as a community," DeBaun said. 

IMS museum open again

You’ll soon be able to see the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and take a tour around the track once again.

 

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is re-opening this Friday, January 8. It has been shut down in November due to the increase in COVID numbers.

 

The IMS Museum will operate under its normal winter hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., but at 25% capacity and with the same safety guidelines that were in place last year. On March 1, their hours will extend to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Their new “The Basement in 30” and “Kiss the Bricks” tours will resume Friday. You’ll also be able to check out their current exhibits, “From the Vault” and “Granatelli: Larger Than Life.”

 

The IMS Museum says walk-ins are welcome, but because of the capacity limit, you’re encouraged to call ahead to schedule a visit. When you arrive, you’ll be required to fill out a brief health screen, get your temperate checked, and wear a mask while inside the museum and on track tours.

Pacers to sell tickets for up to 1000 fans

You’ll soon be able to attend an Indiana Pacers game again.

 

The Pacers announced Friday morning that, starting January 24, they’ll be selling about 1,000 tickets per game.

 

“Our team is incredibly excited to have fans back in the seats, and we appreciate the immense work done to prepare,” said Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard. “We have some of the most passionate fans in the league, and we look forward to having them back at the Fieldhouse.”

 

As you can imagine, there will be plenty of safety guidelines put in place.

 

-Fans must complete an online health screening prior to arrival and show confirmation before entering the Fieldhouse


-Fans must wear face masks at all times when not actively eating or drinking. Neck gaiters, bandanas, and masks with vents or vales will not be allowed.


-Fans will be seated in groups away from others not in their parties
-Ticketing will be completely mobile
-Cash will not be allowed at the Fieldhouse, only debit and credit cards
-Concession food items will be individually packaged, and staff will use appropriate PPE and be separated from guests by plexiglass
-More than 300 hand sanitizer dispensers will be located throughout the Fieldhouse
-All restrooms now have automatic faucets, soap dispensers and towel dispensers
-Fans will have to social distance, six feet away from others, while standing in line for security and concession stands

 

Tickets will go on sale starting Tuesday, January 19, at Pacers.com, BankersLifeFieldhouse.com and in-person at the Fieldhouse box office. 

Pacers to sell tickets for up to 1000 fans

You’ll soon be able to attend an Indiana Pacers game again.

 

The Pacers announced Friday morning that, starting January 24, they’ll be selling about 1,000 tickets per game.

 

“Our team is incredibly excited to have fans back in the seats, and we appreciate the immense work done to prepare,” said Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard. “We have some of the most passionate fans in the league, and we look forward to having them back at the Fieldhouse.”

 

As you can imagine, there will be plenty of safety guidelines put in place.

 

-Fans must complete an online health screening prior to arrival and show confirmation before entering the Fieldhouse


-Fans must wear face masks at all times when not actively eating or drinking. Neck gaiters, bandanas, and masks with vents or vales will not be allowed.


-Fans will be seated in groups away from others not in their parties
-Ticketing will be completely mobile
-Cash will not be allowed at the Fieldhouse, only debit and credit cards
-Concession food items will be individually packaged, and staff will use appropriate PPE and be separated from guests by plexiglass
-More than 300 hand sanitizer dispensers will be located throughout the Fieldhouse
-All restrooms now have automatic faucets, soap dispensers and towel dispensers
-Fans will have to social distance, six feet away from others, while standing in line for security and concession stands

 

Tickets will go on sale starting Tuesday, January 19, at Pacers.com, BankersLifeFieldhouse.com and in-person at the Fieldhouse box office. 

Ticket information based on Covid-19 for the Shelby County Tournament

The Shelby County Tournament brackets have been drawn.  The Covid-19 impacted tournament will take on a much different look this season.

 

The semifinals on January 7 and 8 will be played at two venues instead of one central site to allow for Covid-19 guidelines.  Championships on Saturday, January 9, will be held at Triton Central.

 

Thursday, Jan 7, Girls semifinals

7 pm:  Morristown at Triton Central;  7 pm:  Waldron at Southwestern

 

Friday, Jan 8, Boys semifinals

7 pm:  Southwestern at Triton Central;  7 pm:  Waldron at Morristown

 

Saturday, Jan 9

Championships at Triton Central

1 pm:  Girls

7 pm:  Boys

 

Each game of the Shelby County Tournament can be heard on GIANT fm Sports.

 

 

The State of Indiana to host entire NCAA Tournament

The NCAA announced Monday afternoon that the entire 2021 Division I Men’s Basketball tournament will be played in Indiana.

 

After “March Madness” was canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic, the NCAA is creating a “bubble” in order to still put on the large, popular event this year.

 

The NCAA has not said if fans will be allowed to attend the tournament games.

 

Additionally, the NCAA announced that the entire Division II tournament will be in Evansville, and Fort Wayne will host the entire D-III tournament.

 

The majority of the tournament’s 67 games will take place in Indianapolis, at Lucas Oil Stadium, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, and the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Some games will be played at Purdue University’s Mackey Arena and Indiana University’s Simon Skojdt Assembly Hall. Ball State, Butler, the Horizon League, IU, IUPUI, and Purdue will be considered the hosts of the tournament and will lend their staff members to assist with tournament operations.

 

The Indiana Convention Center will be used a practice facility, and Marriott — an official NCAA corporate partner — will house most of the teams in its hotels.

 

“This is a historic moment for NCAA members and the state of Indiana,” said NCAA President Mark Emmert. “We have worked tirelessly to reimagine a tournament structure that maintains our unique championship opportunity for college athletes. The reality of today’s announcement was possible thanks to the tremendous leadership of our membership, local authorities and staff.”

 

The NCAA will partner with a local health provider to administer COVID-19 testing for players, coaches, administrators and officials. The Marion County Health Department has approved medical protocols, and will continue collaborating with the NCAA leading up to, and during, the tournament.

“Selection Sunday,” the day the bracket and all of the teams are announced, is still scheduled to be March 14. The Final Four, which was already scheduled to be at Lucas Oil Stadium, is still set for April 3, with the National Championship on April 5.