Matt Farrell is one of the biggest reasons Notre Dame is alone in first place in the ACC. Notre Dame point guard Matt Farrell insists he was pretty good the past two years too even if he didn’t get many chances to prove it. Buried behind future NBA draft picks Jerian Grant and Demetrius Jackson as a freshman, Farrell didn’t leave the bench in more than half Notre Dame’s games and played scant minutes in the rest.
NEW YORK — A suicide at Northwestern brought back painful memories for Penn track coach Steve Dolan. It was three years ago that one of his athletes, Madison Holleran, killed herself. He could empathize with what Northwestern coach Joe McKeown and his team were going through when Wildcats guard Jordan Hankins took her own life last week. “My heart goes out to the students of the team on Northwestern and her family and friends,” Dolan said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. “In our society at large, and on college campuses, it’s a real problem and we’re concerned. It’s hard to fathom and deal with it.” A study released last year found that of 477 deaths of NCAA athletes from 2003-12,
Maurice Watson Jr. “heard it pop.” And although postgame testing suggested otherwise, Watson’s initial instinct was, unfortunately, correct. An MRI showed Tuesday that Creighton’s senior point guard, the nation’s leader in assists, tore the ACL in his left knee during the first half of Monday’s win over Xavier. Watson announced the news on social media, and Creighton later confirmed it in a press release.