Montgomery, Al. — A report from the Indiana Business Journal says Community Newspapers Holdings Inc. will be sold off by parent company Raycom Media Inc. CNHI owns 100 community newspapers in 22 cities, including the Batesville Herald Tribune, Greensburg Daily News and Rushville Republican.The announcement comes after Atlanta-based Gray Television Inc. announced plans to acquire Montgomery, Alabama-based Raycom Media, Inc. The deal would create the third largest television broadcast group in the United States.“We are looking for a transaction or transactions that will carry on CNHI’s rich tradition of public service through award-winning journalism,” CNHI president and CEO Donna Barrett said in the statement.CNHI has retained a brokerage firm to examine the deal that could be worth more than $3.65 billion. Regulatory approval is expected in the fourth quarter of 2018.
DES MOINES, Iowa – Five Bulldogs scored in double figures as the Drake University men’s basketball team picked up a 78-66 victory over Evansville Wednesday, Jan. 23. The win moved Drake to 4-3 in Missouri Valley Conference play and 15-5 overall. Box Score (HTML) Live Stats 1350 ESPN ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live Next Game: Preview Full Schedule Roster Box Score (PDF) Story Links Print Friendly Version “I thought Nick was awesome tonight. He was a man down there,” said Drake head coach Darian DeVries. “Tonight he did a better job getting some angles and finishing strong. Defensively, he did a good job neutralizing them. He’s playing like a senior.” The Bulldogs were led by senior Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) who scored a game-high 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for his seventh double-double this season and fourth in Missouri Valley Conference action. After the halftime break, a dunk from Tremell Murphy sparked what would end up being a 22-10 run in the second half, forcing an Evansville timeout with 7:57 remaining and a 65-48 Drake lead. That brief delay did not slow the Bulldogs as Drake never looked back the rest of the way to cruise to the 78-66 victory over the Purple Aces. D.J. Wilkins (Merrillville, Ind.), Tremell Murphy (Griffith, Ind.) and Garrett Sturtz (Newton, Iowa) scored 11 points apiece while Noah Thomas chipped in 10 to round out the balanced offensive attack to help Drake improve to 9-1 on its home court. The Purple Aces (9-11, 3-4 MVC) were led by redshirt sophomore John Hall who scored 13 points on the night, as did Marty Hill. “We didn’t shoot it well the whole night,” DeVries said.”We’ve got good shooters and just had a half where it didn’t go in. I thought they did a good job of not taking 30 threes when they weren’t going in. They found ways to drive, get to the free-throw line and get the ball inside. That was the difference in the game, ultimately.” “Overall, I thought it was a great game for us,” DeVries added. “Defensively we did a much better job, and I thought we were extremely active and did a lot of good things at that end of the floor.” After a slow and sluggish start to the first half, Drake was able to head into the halftime break with a 35-31 lead. Neither team could get on a run as both teams combined for 14 turnovers and 22 total team fouls in the first 20 minutes of play. Drake was paced by McGlynn and Thomas who scored 13 and 9 points, respectively, in the opening half. at Valparaiso 1/26/2019 – 7 p.m. Drake will hit the road to take on Valparaiso on Saturday, Jan. 26th. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN3. Drake returns to the Knapp Center on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. where they host Illinois State. The Bulldogs scored 23 points off of 15 Evansville turnovers and dominated inside as they outscored Evansville 50-22 in the paint. After going 0-of-6 from the three-point line in the first half, Drake went 4-of-9 in the second half to complement a 56.7 field goal percentage for the game.