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Monday, June 11, 2018 9:20 pm


Mastodons pick up transfer

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The IPFW men's basketball program announced the addition of Brian Patrick on Monday. 

Patrick, a 6-foot-5 195-pound guard, is a transfer from Kansas State and will redshirt the 2018-19 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He will be eligible in 2019-20. 

The Fort Lauderdale, Florida native appeared in 49 games, including 20 Big 12 contests, in two seasons for the Wildcats. He scored 95 points, shooting 32.4 percent (22 of 68) from 3 as a sophomore at Kansas State.As a senior in high school at Boyd Anderson High School, he averaged 17.8 points on 51.8 percent shooting. 

"We are extremely excited to welcome Brian to our program," Mastodons coach Jon Coffman said in a statement. "Brian is a big skilled versatile guard and is excited to dive into our 'pro year' of skill development while he redshirts this season."


Indiana Tech wrestler Mitch Roadruck was named to the 2018 Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-America Team. The redshirt senior finished seventh at the NAIA National Championships in the 165-pound weight class and holds a 3.93 GPA as a criminal justice major. Tech junior Jennifer Banks and senior Kristina Scott, both of the women's lacrosse team, were named to the women's at-large team. ... Grace softball's Chandler Elliott was also named to the Academic All-American team with a 3.68 GPA in Spanish and photography. 

Huntington bowling to join WHAC

The Foresters have been accepted into the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference as an affiliate member in men's and women's bowling, the conference announced Monday. The program joins Spring Arbor as affiliate members, both schools in the Crossroads League in all other sports, to bring the total number of teams in the WHAC to 13 with current members Michigan-Dearborn and Lourdes adding bowling programs this fall. 

QB headed to Northwestern

Former Clemson and Brownsburg quarterback Hunter Johnson is transferring to Northwestern. Northwestern announced Monday the addition of Johnson, who will have to sit out this season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules and have three years of eligibility left. Johnson, from Brownsburg, Indiana, was considered one of the best quarterbacks in the 2017 signing class. He worked his way up to No. 2 on Clemson's depth chart as a freshman.

Northwestern has senior Clayton Thorson coming back from a knee injury and set to start at quarterback this season. Carroll graduate Aidan Smith is a backup with the Wildcats.

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