It was the best birthday Nick Stoner never had. Caught up in the euphoria of Indiana’s win over then-No. 18 Missouri, former IU basketball All-American Cody Zeller texted Stoner “Happy birthday, man. Enjoy it.” Problem is it wasn’t Stoner’s birthday.
Saint Francis football coach Kevin Donley took a chance, and the payoff could provide dividends in a big matchup Saturday against the defending national champions.
It was wet and wild – and disappointing – for the Ball State State football team, which lost to the Toledo Rockets 34-23 in a game that finished at 12:45 a.m. Sunday.

Colleges

  •  Hoosiers stun Tigers
    Mark Murphy ran to the southeast corner of Memorial Stadium, a grin stretched across his face, fists pumping in triumph Saturday. For four years, the senior safety had waited for a moment like this. He was going to enjoy it.
  • No second guessing for Irish freshman
    It tore at Drue Tranquill to decommit from Purdue. “That’s not the type of character kid I am, to want to break a promise like that,” he said.
  •  Hoosiers bask in signature moment
    Kevin Wilson has his signature win. For more than three years, he told onlookers his system would work at Indiana. He said it was possible to win at a basketball behemoth short on football success. There were long hours, failures and glimmers of hope.
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