Bilal joins elite group at Notre Dame

staff report

Alumni sports update

Week ending December 7


Prior to the Notre Dame-Stanford game last week, only four players had played in 50 games for the Irish. Asmar Bilal and one other player made the total six  in that game, and they will have a chance to play in game 51 on December 28 in the Camping World Bowl at Orlando, Florida.

Marian (12-0) recovered from a 24-14 deficit to defeat Lindsey Wilson 34-24 in the NAIA National Tournament semi-finals. Sir Zion Dance had one solo tackle for the Knights, who will play Morningside, Iowa on December 21 at Grambling, Louisiana.


DePauw (8-1) defeated Wittenberg 70-55 and Oberlin 59-49. Imani Graham played seven minutes against Wittenberg and nine minutes against Oberlin. She had totals of three points (1 for 1, 0 for 0, 1 for 2), one rebound, two steals, and one turnover in the two wins.


 Duke defeated Michigan State (5-3) 87-75. The Spartans’ Aaron Henry had two points (1 for 2, 0 for 1, 0 for 1), two rebounds, two assists, and two turnovers in 22 minutes.

Miami (4-5) lost 76-54 to Northern Kentucky and 101-87 to Evansville. Josh Brewer had five points (2 for 5, 1 for 2, 0 for 0) in seven minutes against Northern Kentucky; and eight points (3 for 4, 2 for 3, 0 for 0), one steal, and two turnovers in eight minutes against the Aces.

Lindenwood (3-3, 0-1) lost 93-69 to Missouri-St. Louis and 98-96 in overtime to Florida Southern. Jalen Newsom had one rebound, one turnover, and one missed three point shot in seven minutes against Missouri-St. Louis and did not play against Florida Southern.

Creighton (7-2) won 72-60 against Oral Roberts  and 95-76 against Nebraska. Jalen Windham missed one three point shot in one minute of action against Oral Roberts; and had five points (1 for 3, 0 for 1, 3 for 3), two rebounds, and one turnover against the Huskers.

Taylor (6-5) defeated Ohio-Chillicothe 89-50 and lost 81-70 to Grace, and 94-87 to Bethel. Jeff Clayton had five points  (1 for 1, 0 for 0, 3 for 4), three rebounds, one blocked shot, and one turnover in 16 minutes in the win; and a total of one point (0 for 1, 0 for0, 1 for 2) and one rebound in nine minutes in the losses.


Competing at the Indiana State Earlybird Meet, Marian’s Makayla Johnson was ninth of 12 in the 60 meter hurdles (9.53).

Indiana Tech’s Anajah Gomilla, competing unattached at the Mastodon Opener at Purdue-Fort Wayne, placed 13th of 27 in the long jump (16-5 ¼).


Three Indianapolis runners competed in the mile race at the Indianapolis Season Opener. Trace Perez placed sixth of 26 (4:44.97); Hayden Baldwin was eighth (4:46.31); and Aaron Trejo was 19th (5:07.86).

Indiana Tech’s Maurice Macklin, competing unattached at the Mastodon Opener, finished third of 18 in the 800 meters (2:02.22).

Purdue’s Araya Yonas, competing at the Boilermakers’ Fred Wilt Invitational, placed second of eight in the 800 meters (1:57.96).

Wabash’s Isaiah Campbell, competing at his school’s Robert H. Johnson Open, placed third of 22 in the weight throw (45-8 1/2) and second of 19 in the shot put (47-3). At the same meet St. Mary-of-the-Woods’ Carlos Davalos was second of four in the mile (4:54.22).

Illinois State’s Jordan Wilkerson, competing at the Eastern Illinois Earlybird Meet, was fifth of eight in the high jump (6-2) and 11th of 12 in the 60 meter hurdles (9.10).


Purdue’a Dylan Lydy became the fourth Purdue wrestler to win a championship at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational and the first since 2005. He improved his record to 14-0 this season by defeating opponents from Michigan (15-5),   Utah Valley (5-3), Oklahoma (5-3), Nebraska (3-2 in OT), Northern Iowa (3-1 in OT). The final two opponents are ranked No. 5 and N. 4 in the nation.