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It was a headline making weekend for Northwest Indiana:  a Chesterton swimmer brings home a gold medal, Bishop Noll is one win away from striking gold themselves in boy's hockey, and one of the region's best football players has named his next level destination.  All of the above will be discussed on today's sports.

At the Cybertech Midwest conference in Indianapolis Wednesday, the NCAA, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Pacers Sports and Entertainment detailed how they focus on cybersecurity. 

Senate Public Policy Committee Chair Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) says he’ll give a hearing to a bill next year to legalize sports betting. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
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A key Senate committee chair says legislation to legalize sports betting in Indiana will get a hearing next session.

That comes after this week’s Supreme Court decision that allows states to authorize such wagering.

A new Indiana law requires school coaches to undergo training for heat-related medical issues. (U.S. Air Force)
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A new Indiana law requires school coaches to undergo training for heat-related medical issues. The measure’s author says it’s the “last piece of the puzzle” to help coaches protect student athletes’ health.

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The University of Notre Dame Women’s basketball are back in the Hoosier State as the 2018 NCCA champions.

 

This is the first National Championship for Notre Dame Women’s Basketball since 2001.
 

It all came down to a single 3-point shot by Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale. Made with a tenth of a second to go, the shot gave the Irish a 61-58 victory over Mississippi State.
 

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Dementia can be caused by a number of diseases, but the most common is Alzheimer’s, which affects 5.7 million people in the U.S. today.

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On October 23, 1945, the Brooklyn Dodgers signed Jackie Robinson to their top minor league team, the Montreal Royals, ending the color line in professional baseball.

Baseball teams need to protect fans from foul balls

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Tens of thousands of fans are gathering at Major League Baseball ballparks around the country for hot dogs, home runs, their favorite players’ autographs and the fresh grass on the field.

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The Indiana Women’s basketball team is moving on to play Virginia Tech in the WNIT Championship Saturday. The Hoosiers (22-14) defeated TCU (23-13) Wednesday night at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall 71 to 58.

Head Coach Teri Moren says the Hoosiers won the game by their defensive effort.

“Whatever we give up in size, we have ten times that in our heart… in just our determination and we try to make plays in other ways, winnable plays and I thought that’s what we got to see tonight,” Moren says.

  

Andrean opens their prep baseball season with a win, a birthday girl has a grand time in Lake Central's win over Munster (happy birthday, Riley!!!!!), and a region Fab Five are working it out for a spot on the Indiana All Star team.  All of the above are (a). courtesy of the Northwest Indiana Times and (b.) discussed here.

Want to go to a boys high school basketball game tonight?  We will  give you some of the matchups in this update.  We'll also talk about how the Blackhawks got it wrong on the ice last night, but got it right off of it.  

We'll also talk about a tough loss for Notre Dame in college hoops last night.

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A majority of former football players suffer from a degenerative brain condition. That’s according to a new study in the Journal of American Medicine. The condition is linked to concussions, but Indiana experts say it shouldn’t be cause for concern for all players.

Indiana University Health psychiatrist and neuroscience expert Thomas McAllister says the condition chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE is a type of dementia.

“And it’s been linked to people with certain head injuries,” says McAllister