Indiana added a graduate transfer to its 2020 football roster Thursday when former Stanford defensive end Jovan Swann committed to play his final season of eligibility with the Hoosiers. The 6-foot-2, 271-pound Swann, a Greenwood native, was a 2018 honorable mention All-Pac-12 performer and one of the most sought after graduate transfers in college football this offseason.
“To all my support system, near and far, and the rest of Indiana, I am staying home this time and am committed to Indiana University,” Swann wrote in a social media message.
Swann is coming off a season in which he played 12 games, started nine and recorded 32 tackles, eight for loss, and 51/2 sacks, plus a forced fumble, a pass breakup and a blocked field goal.
NCAA slashes D-I distribution
The NCAA will distribute $225 million to its Division I members in June, $375 million less than had been budgeted this year because the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the men's basketball tournament. The NCAA said Thursday $50 million will come from its reserve fund. A $270 million event cancellation insurance policy will be used to pay off a line credit that will cover the remaining distribution.
Manchester to open at Trine
Manchester will open its 2020 football season Sept. 3 with a road trip to Trine, the Spartans announced. They also released the rest of the 10-game schedule, which includes five road games and five home matchups at the team's new Athletic Stadium. The opener at the new field will be Sept. 26 against Olivet. Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play will begin the next week with a home game against Franklin.
Irish diving coach plans to retire
Notre Dame diving coach Caiming Xie announced his retirement after 25 years with the university and 42 years as a coach, the Irish announced. Xie, the first full-time diving coach for at Notre Dame, was named the Big East's best diving coach 10 times from 1996 to 2013; five of those honors came from the women's side and five from the men's side. His divers claimed 16 individual conference titles and 11 earned All-American honors. Xie was the diving coach for the Chinese team at the 1980 Olympics.
Warriors bowlers All-Americans
Indiana Tech men's bowlers Dawson Maier and Jacob Balser were named to the NAIA All-America team. Maier, the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Bowler of the Year with a 211.6 average, earned first-team honors, while Balser averaged 208.6 and was on the second team. The pair of juniors led Tech to a No. 2 national ranking. On the women's side, junior Maryssa Carey earned All-American honors with a 200.2 average. She was WHAC Bowler of the Year and led the Warriors to the No. 1 ranking in NAIA. She is now a three-time All-American.