The Sideline – February 7

Big Ten hoops schedule


Illinois at Michigan State, noon, ESPN/ESPN2

Purdue at Minnesota, 3 p.m., BTN

Nebraska at Penn State, 4 p.m., ESPNU

Northwestern at Wisconsin, 5:30 p.m., BTN


Michigan at Indiana, 1 p.m., CBS Sports

Maryland at Iowa Iowa City, 3:15 p.m., BTN

Ohio State at Rutgers, 5:30 p.m., BTN

Eastern Hancock basketball signups underway

The Eastern Hancock Youth Baseball Program has opened registration for boys and girls in the following leagues:

6U: Ages 4 to 6 and Grade 1 and below.

9U: Ages 7 to 9 and Grades 1 to 3

12U: Ages 10 to12 and Grades 4 to 6.

Register with Lorrie Edwards in the EH High School athletic office. Cost is $50 per player. Volunteers for coaching and umpiring are also sought.

For more information, contact league president and EH junior varsity coach Stu Fisher at

Sides closing in on May 2 bout

HBO and Showtime have agreed on how they would broadcast a fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, promoter Bob Arum said , leaving only two remaining issues to be settled before the much anticipated May 2 fight can be signed.

Arum told The Associated Press that the rival networks have come to terms on an announcing team and other details for the pay-per-view blockbuster, and that talks this week have narrowed the remaining differences between the Mayweather and Pacquiao camps.

“We had four issues and we resolved two,” said Arum, who promotes Pacquiao. “Now we’re working on resolving the other two. Unless something else comes up at the last minute, that’s what my take is.”

Arum declined to say what those two issues are, saying he didn’t want to sabotage the negotiations just as they are reaching a critical juncture. And it was not clear whether the Mayweather side views the negotiations the same as Arum, or even if Mayweather will agree to the fight.

Arum said the major financial points of the fight have been agreed to, including a reported 60-40 split in the purse in Mayweather’s favor. Based on the fight doing a record $200 million or more in revenue, Mayweather’s payday could be at least $120 million.

— The Associated Press

Greenfield Youth Baseball sign-ups

Registration for the Greenfield Youth Baseball Association Recreational League will be from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 14, 21 and 28 at the Riley Park concession stand, 810 E. Lincoln St.

The league is for boys ages 5 to 16. Practices begin in late March, with games beginning April 18 and continuing through June.

Prep schedule


Boys basketball: MV at Noblesville, 7:30 p.m.; NP at Mooresville, 7:30 p.m.; Greenwood at GC, 7:30 p.m.; EH at Lapel, 7:30 p.m.

Gymnastics: NP at Rushville, 10 a.m.

Wrestling: EH at Richmond Regional, 9 a.m.; GC, MV, NP at Perry Meridian Regional, 9 a.m.

Girls swimming: EH, GC, MV, NP at NP Sectional, 9 a.m., 1 p.m.


Swimming: NP/Hagerstown at Pendleton Heights, 5:30 p.m.

Gymnastics: Rushville at NP, 6 p.m.