The Indianapolis Colts (4-8) fall to the Jacksonville Jaguars (8-4), 30-10. IndyStar will have updates as reaction comes in.The Colts were10-point underdogs, according to Odds Shark. They have now lost three straight overall. Here's more Colts coverage: Colts thumped by Jags for second time this year The Colts-Jaguars crowd at EverBank Field is ... not very full Colts' descent started with 51-16 massacre in Jacksonville Love our Colts coverage? Download the free INSports app Colts-Jaguars stats Colts-Jaguars highlights Colts-Jaguars game recap► That does it. Colts fall to 3-9 on the season. Jaguars stay atop the AFC South as they improve to 8-4.► The Jaguars add another field goal. Josh Lambo is 3-of-3 on the day. The Jags lead 30-10 and this one is nearly done.►Oh no. Brissett just threw another interception. One play after getting sacked, he tried to squeeze pass into a … [Read more...] about Colts-Jaguars blog: Jaguars complete sweep of Colts as Brissett throws two INTs
Mc complete agate extras
LOS ANGELES – Devin Booker pumped his fists and let out an audible yell as he walked off the Staples Center floor at halftime Friday.He had just hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give him 22 points for the half, the Suns a 65-53 lead and you just knew it was going to be one of those nights for Booker.And it was.But the Suns beat the Lakers 122-113 because while Booker was doing his thing – 33 points, including tying a career high with six 3-pointers – he got help from guys up and down the roster.Point guard Tyler Ulis finally looked like the player he was the final month of the 2016-17 season, finishing with a season-high 15 points to go along with seven assists. Center Alex Len pounded the Lakers in the paint, tying a career-high with 18 boards and scoring 17 points. Dragan Bender, the 20-year-old birthday boy, hit 3 of 4 3-point shots, including a long-range bomb that gave the Suns an eight-point lead with seven minutes left.Troy Daniels had 10 points, Josh Jackson … [Read more...] about Suns put together complete win on road to beat Lakers
The Indianapolis Colts lead the Pittsburgh Steelers, 17-9, at Lucas Oil Stadium. Refresh here for updates as they try for an upset win. More Colts coverage from IndyStar: Andrew Luck is getting shoulder treatment ... in Europe The Steelers are probably going to feast again This kick saved Adam Vinatieri's illustrious career Pittsburgh Steelers fans are invading Lucas Oil stadium No sign of 'Boycott the NFL' at Colts-Steelers game Third quarter► Wow. Frank Gore very clearly just had the football ripped from his hands before going down. But because the officials said his forward progress had been stopped, the Steelers are not allowed to challenge.Huge break for the Colts. Gore has 51 yards on 16 carries.► That's more like what we expect. Ben Roethlisberger hits JuJu Smith-Schuster for a 7-yard touchdown pass, capping an 8-play, 78-yard drive.But! The extra point gets blocked. Quite a useful block for the Colts, who … [Read more...] about Steelers at Colts live blog: Blocked extra point keeps Colts in charge, 17-9
AVON – Through the chattering teeth, there were big smiles. There were hugs. There were parents and alumni who took a little extra joy in this win.Though Avon coach Mark Bless downplayed any extra significance of the opponent on Friday night in the Class 6A regional, Avon’s 32-21 win over Center Grove felt extra sweet. Two years ago, in the semistate, the Trojans kept Avon from making it to Lucas Oil Stadium with a one-point win in double-overtime.Avon left no doubt this time.“It was a big game for the program,” said Avon quarterback Cameron Misner, who passed for 261 yards and three touchdowns in a night that saw the temperature dip into the 20s. “For the alumni and the history of this program, I think it meant a lot to them. I’m glad that we could bring it home for them.”The seventh-ranked Orioles (10-2) will play at No. 1 Ben Davis (12-0) in the 6A semistate next week. The winner will play in the state finals at Lucas Oil Stadium on … [Read more...] about Avon’s regional win over Center Grove means a little bit extra. They got revenge.
MUNCIE, Ind. — A Ball State University economist predicts that Muncie Community Schools' financial difficulties will speed up student departures and "absolutely destroy" the 2017 real estate market in Muncie.But real estate agents remain optimistic."The problem is that they have been losing students, primarily to surrounding schools, and done nothing to adjust staff or facilities to meet the declining revenues," professor Michael Hicks told The Star Press. "This has been, and will continue to be, very damaging to Muncie's economy. The uncertainty about the school situation will absolutely destroy the real estate market in Muncie this year." RELATED: The professor also predicts the continued uncertainty will lead to the loss of 500 more students this year. That will worsen the school corporation's finances, lead to more layoffs and school closings in the coming years, and negatively impact real estate prices, which will reduce property tax revenue, … [Read more...] about MCS turmoil to destroy real estate market?
MUNCIE – More students than expected will be able to take the second part of ISTEP testing online at Muncie Community Schools. It took shuffling around computers and spreading out testing, but only one grade at one school will have to take it using paper and pencil.The state gave schools 17 extra days to finish the second round of testing, which allowed the schools to adjust testing schedules to make sure every grade has a turn with computers, said Todd Terrill, MCS director of secondary education. Testing begins April 23 and lasts until May 15. Terrill said he expects MCS will use that entire period.More than half of the district’s computers had operating systems that were too outdated to run the test. At first, the district expected many of the 3,000 MCS students required to take ISTEP would have to use a paper version. In February, Terrill was worried it could be as much as a third of the student population.Instead, only third-graders at Sutton Elementary School will be … [Read more...] about Most MCS students will have computer access for ISTEP
MUNCIE, Ind. — For two years, Muncie Community Schools has left more than $9 million meant for building repairs sitting in a bank account.The money came from a $10 million 2014 general obligation bond issue, and was initially earmarked by the board for HVAC-mechanical system upgrades at seven schools, as well as districtwide projects such as roof repairs and security improvements.So far the district has spent a little less than $200,000 since 2015, when $9.5 million was left. Superintendent Steven Baule said it covered HVAC repairs and cafeteria dividers at Grissom Elementary and Central High School, and a new boiler at Storer Elementary.That leaves about $9.3 million waiting. There are two reasons the district hasn't spent the money yet: an uncertain future for its buildings and a dire financial situation. Uncertain futureIn 2015, an in-depth facilities report looked like it might change where the bond money was … [Read more...] about Why MCS left $9 million for repairs in the bank
MUNCIE — It quickly became clear to Deborah Williams that Muncie Community Schools' budget was in a dire situation when she took over as the Chief Financial Officer this year. But she wanted a second pair of eyes.At Tuesday's board meeting, that second pair of eyes, Mike Reuter, presented his financial review. It basically lined up with what Williams was seeing.It's not pretty.Some people questioned the district's decision to pay for a review when the State Board of Accounts was set to audit the district this year. But Superintendent Steven Baule has said it's good business practice to have a second set of eyes go over the budget, especially when new leadership takes over.The district ended up hiring Reuter, the CFO of Hamilton Southeastern Schools who also does consulting work, for $10,000. His review looked back all the way to 2012, then projected out through 2019.Here are key takeaways, based on his review: 1. MCS needs cutsIn order to break even in … [Read more...] about Review of MCS finances isn’t pretty
MUNCIE— Some returning Muncie Community Schools middle and high school teachers have noticed something concerning about their paycheck this year: it's smaller.This year, teachers don't get extra money for teaching a sixth class.Teachers haven't signed a new contract yet as negotiations between the district and Muncie Teachers Association are stalled by an unfair labor practice filing. In the meantime, Superintendent Steven Baule and teacher association president Pat Kennedy told The Star Press that last year's contract stands.But not all of it, Baule clarified Thursday.Last year's contract said teachers who agree to teach a sixth class during the school day would be paid an additional 10 percent of their salary – language that was first put in the contract in the 1980s, Kennedy said. At the time, it was added to help cover a few odd classes instead of hiring another teacher, Kennedy said, but the number of people teaching six classes since then … [Read more...] about Teacher pay latest in MCS, MTA clash
MUNCIE, Ind. — An independent fact-finder has ruled in favor of the Muncie Teachers Association after investigating a collective-bargaining deadlock between teachers and financially unstable Muncie Community Schools.Fact-finder Sandra Jensen's 30-page report is a blow to the credibility of MCS's leadership. She repeatedly blisters Superintendent Steve Baule and the school board for inaccurate information, "unfounded" claims, lack of documentary evidence and a likely attempt to "create an artificial appearance."Jensen called the school board/administration’s proposal “a patchwork of ideas and concepts that do not appear to have been thoroughly vetted.” She also says MCS’s reaction to the “extraordinarily difficult financial position” that it “created for itself” appears to be “haphazard and disorganized.”The fact-finder was appointed by the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board to select one party's "last best … [Read more...] about Fact finder blasts MCS, rules for teachers