Bilal starting for Notre Dame

Alumni college sports update

Week ending Sept. 8


In 2-0 Notre Dame’s 24-16 win against Ball State, starting Irish linebacker Asmar Bilal had four solo tackles, one assist, and one quarterback hurry.

Starting defensive tackle Justin Brandon had one solo tackle and assisted on another for Buffalo (2-0) in a 36-29 defeat of Temple.

Dallas Pitts assisted on two tackles for Wabash (2-0) in a 16-13 win against Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Minnesota’s Esezi Otomewo assisted on one tackle in the 2-0 Gophers’ 21-14 victory against Fresno State.

Chris Evans carried the ball 10 times for 86 yards, with a long of 27,  and caught one pass for no gain for Michigan (1-1) in a 49-3 defeat of Western Michigan.

Marian (2-0) defeated Robert Morris 51-7. Freshman Sir’ Zion Dance had two solo tackles and one assist for the victorious Knights.

Starting linebacker Harrison Goss assisted on one tackle for Kentucky State (0-2) in a 34-17 loss to McKendree.

Reese Taylor rushed four times for six yards and caught a pass for four yards for Indiana (2-0) in a 20-16 win against Virginia.

Hanover (0-2) lost 27-18 to Thomas More. Tyree Upchurch had one solo tackle, a 15 yard sack; and one assist for Hanover. Teammate Marcus Dunbar assisted on one tackle.

Defensive tackle Norman Oglesby started for Hampton (1-1) in a 56-28 loss to Monmouth.

Starting cornerback O’Shea Heard had nine solo tackles to lead Walsh (0-2) in a 41-10 loss to Saginaw Valley.

Starting safety Jailyn Harden had seven solo tackles and assisted on two others for Grand Valley (2-0) in a 21-10 defeat of Delta State.

Azjai Cooper saw action for Eastern Kentucky (1-1)  in a 32-16 loss to Marshall.

Elijah Ball played for Purdue (0-2) in a 20-19 loss to Eastern Michigan.


Purdue (8-0) defeated Xavier 3-1, Lipscomb 3-0, and Louisville 3-2.  Shavonna Cuttino played in each set and had18 kills with five errors in 36 attempts, nine assists on blocks, one blocking error, and one dig in the three matches.

Spring Arbor (10-4, 1-3) lost to Bethel and Grace by 3-1 scores and won 3-1 against Huntington. Allyssa Walker played in 10 of the 12 sets and had two kills with two errors in 10 attempts, 15 digs, one service ace, and four service errors.


Greenville (4-1) defeated Belhaven 3-1 and Millsaps (1-0). Haley Reeser played 36 minutes against Belhaven but did not see action against Millsaps.

Franklin (1-1-1) tied Fontanne 1-1 and lost 5-0 to Washington of St. Louis. Taylor McDaniel took one shot in each of the matches.


Marian lost 5-2 to Indiana Wesleyan and won 9-0 against Taylor. Ian Deiters won 9-8 at No. 2 doubles and lost 6-2, 7-6 at No. 4 singles against IWU and won 8-4 at No. 1 doubles against Taylor.


Ball State was second of 10 at the 5K Indiana Wesleyan Twilight Classic. Maritza Rodriguez was second for the Cardinals and fourth of 126 overall in 18:32.8, and Meliza Rodriguez was sixth for BSU and 16th of 126 in 19:32.7.


Indiana Tech was 12th of 24 teams at the 8K Knight Invitational at Calvin College. Maurice Macklin was 10th of 15 for Tech and 221st of 302 overall in 29:24.3.