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Huge blow: Mad Ants lose Stone

Julyan Stone, who had been the unquestioned leader of the Mad Ants, has left the team to play for Reyer Venezia in Venice, Italy. While the Mad Ants have already brought back Chri ...

February 27, 2017 11:29 am


Mad Ants lose Poythress, game

Even the good news with the Mad Ants these days is tempered by some bad. Rookie Alex Poythress, who returned from a finger injury he suffered at an All-Star Game practice last wee ...

February 24, 2017 7:15 pm


Mad Ants must go for jugular

A four-game losing streak may not sound that bad, but considering it's the longest of their season, the Mad Ants would certainly like to snap it tonight against Rio Grande Valley. ...

February 24, 2017 2:40 pm


Mad Ants to retire Howard's 19

Ron Howard will be the first Mad Ants player to have his number retired.

February 22, 2017 10:13 pm


Mad Ants' losing streak to 4

The Mad Ants’ season-worst losing streak was extended to four games with a 113-105 loss tonight at Westchester, New York, though rookie Ben Bentil had 25 points for Fort Wayn ...

February 22, 2017 7:05 pm


Mad Ants' Poythress sits out All-Star Game

A finger injury derailed Alex Poythress’ ability to participate in the D-League All-Star Game and Dunk Contest, so the Mad Ants weren’t represented on the court today. ...

February 18, 2017 4:22 pm


Christmas recalled by Pacers

Rakeem Christmas was recalled by the NBA's Indiana Pacers, after a two-game stint with the Mad Ants. He has played seven games with the Pacers, including six this season, averaging ...

February 15, 2017 2:00 pm


Mad Ants lose their cool, game

The Mad Ants were feeling anything but warm and fuzzy on Valentine’s Day, not after a 120-109 loss tonight to the Canton Charge that gave them their first three-game losing s ...

February 14, 2017 7:06 pm


Nothing but a 'G' thing for league

The NBA Development League, which has suffered from some branding issues in the name department in my opinion, announced it will next season become the NBA Gatorade League. Or, the G-League.

February 14, 2017 8:39 am


Christmas back with Ants

In advance of their game today at Memorial Coliseum against the Erie BayHawks, the Mad Ants have received Rakeem Christmas back from the Indiana Pacers. Fort Wayne is 19-11. Erie ...

February 12, 2017 2:13 pm


Back-and-forth game ends in Mad Ants loss

So much of the Mad Ants’ game Sunday suggested they were destined for a victory. There was a 59-33 advantage in rebounds, including a 24-6 edge at the offensive end. There wa ...

February 12, 2017 5:37 pm


Mad Ants' road woes continue

The Mad Ants have lost four of their last six games and all of those defeats have come on the road, including the 100-92 loss tonight to the Delaware 87ers in Newark, Delaware. St ...

February 11, 2017 6:39 pm


Poythress to dunk, Hearn to shoot at All-Star Game

Rookie Alex Poythress, who will be the Mad Ants’ lone representative in the D-League All-Star Game on Feb. 18 in New Orleans, will participate in the Dunk Contest. Snider gr ...

February 9, 2017 6:02 pm


Niang back to Pacers; new team for D-League

The NBA’s Indiana Pacers have recalled Georges Niang from the Mad Ants, after he had 11 points and four rebounds in their 105-92 victory Tuesday over Raptors 905. In five D-L ...

February 8, 2017 2:23 pm


Pregame: Mad Ants (18-10) vs. Raptors 905 (22-8)

If the Mad Ants are going to catch Raptors 905 in the Eastern Conference's Central Division, winning tonight's game at Memorial Coliseum would certainly be helpful. Fort Wayne ...

February 7, 2017 3:28 pm