The Sideline – July 18

Annual fundraiser set for Boys and Girls Club

A fundraising event for the Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County is scheduled for next weekend.

On July 25, the Ro’s Pay It Forward Seventh Annual Tent Party will be conducted to benefit the organizations.

The event will include a car show, motorcycle rides, corn hole, live bands and a live auction at 7 p.m.

The Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County is located at 715 E. Lincoln St. For more information, call (317) 462-2404.

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Registration open for Mt. Vernon youth football camp

Mt. Vernon High School is hosting youth football camps this month.

Registration forms can be found at under Marauder HQ tab. All grades are as of fall 2015.

All football camps run from Monday to Thursday at the high school football fields. Sessions for first- and second-graders are scheduled to last from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Third- to eighth-graders will practice from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The cost per camper is $25. Interested participants must register by July 20.

For more information contact coach Doug Armstrong at

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Butler men’s basketball releases non-conference schedule

Coming off a 23-win and nationally-ranked Top 25 season, Butler head coach Chris Holtmann has announced the Bulldogs’ 2015-16 non-conference schedule.

Butler welcomes nine non-conference opponents to Hinkle Fieldhouse in addition to all nine Big East foes who also will visit Indianapolis later in the season.

The Bulldogs will take part in the 2015 Puerto Rico Tip-Off, joining a field that includes Miami, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Missouri State, Temple, Texas Tech, and Utah.

Other than the trip to Puerto Rico, Butler will on two occasions during the non-conference portion of its schedule. The first is a trip to Cincinnati to play the Bearcats on Dec. 2.

The Bulldogs will also be at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis to play Purdue in the Crossroads Classic on Dec. 19.

Butler opponents visiting Hinkle Fieldhouse include Tennessee of the SEC (Dec. 12) and in-state foes Indiana State (Dec. 5) and IUPUI (Dec. 28). Two additional teams from the Hoosier State will play exhibition contests at Hinkle as the Bulldogs welcome Holtmann’s alma mater Taylor University (Oct. 31) and Saint Joseph’s (Nov. 7).

The Citadel comes to Hinkle on Nov. 14. VMI also plays at Butler on Dec. 7. The non-conference home schedule rounds out with SIU-Edwardsville (Nov. 28) and Southern Utah (Dec. 22).

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Gymnast coming to Indy to promote event

Two-time World and U.S. all-around champion Simone Biles will be in Indianapolis July 27 to promote the 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships (Aug. 13-16) and to help celebrate the countdown to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The P&G Gymnastics Championships, formerly know as the Visa Championships, will be at Bankers Life Fieldhouse this year and will serve as the USA Gymnastics national championships. The event determines the U.S. champions and the U.S. National team for the junior and senior elite levels.

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Former Notre Dame football coach’s home up for sale

GRANGER, Ind. (AP) — The home of former Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis is for sale at $2.35 million.

The South Bend Tribune reported the Granger-area home, northeast of South Bend and just south of the Michigan line, was built in 2006, one year into Weis’ five-year tenure as coach.

Weis went 35-27 at his alma mater before being fired after the 2009 season.

The 8,417-square-foot-home has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The brick ranch home on 10 acres and also features a baseball field, in-ground pool, eight-car garage, horse stables and a heated indoor equestrian arena.

Weis was fired at Kansas in September after posting a 6-22 record in his second head coaching stint.