Combs invited to games
Rushville graduate and current Trine University football player Blaek Combs has been invited to participate in the All-American Bowl in Minneapolis and the Aztec Bowl in Mexico. Combs is a senior strong safety for the Thunder.
An account has been set up at Wells Fargo in Rushville to take donations in helping Combs raise the sponsorship fees to be able to participate in these opportunities. For more information, contact Tonya Buckley at 765-561-3650.
Irvin returns to Seahawks after suspension
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — After the final preseason game, Bruce Irvin didn’t want to remove his jersey and shoulder pads, knowing it would be sometime in October before he would be back in a Seahawks uniform.
No wonder Irvin wore a huge smile Wednesday when he finally got back on the practice field after serving a four-game suspension for using a banned substance.
Irvin, the Seahawks’ first-round pick in 2012, spent most of his four-week suspension in West Virginia where he went to college. Irvin said he tried to stay in football shape and to pass along the message to college players not to take their opportunities for granted.
Irvin is making a position switch from defensive end to outside linebacker as the Seahawks try to use his athleticism in the pass rush and in coverage.
Contact: Aaron Kirchoff at 765-932-2222, ext. 114