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Mad Ants to honor Cadets

The Mad Ants will honor the Class 3A state football champion Concordia Cadets at this Saturday’s home game against the Windy City Bulls. The game begins at 7 p.m. All player ...

November 30, 2016 12:08 pm


Mad Ants make ESPN

Could the Mad Ants go undefeated? Well, at least one person thinks so. On ESPN, no less.  Take it with a grain of salt, it's Papi Le Batard. But still.  I'm not sure ho ...

November 29, 2016 7:57 pm


Mad Ants improve to 6-0

Travis Leslie and Alex Poythress had 23 points apiece and the Mad Ants continued the best start in franchise history by improving to 6-0 with a 121-103 victory over Raptors 905. I ...

November 29, 2016 7:38 pm


Christmas back to Pacers

Rakeem Christmas, who has averaged 14 points and 6.7 rebounds in three games with the Mad Ants, has been recalled to the NBA’s Indiana Pacers. This season, Christmas has pla ...

November 28, 2016 3:07 pm


Harris gets warm welcome

It's cool to see the Iowa Energy at Memorial Coliseum because Ramon Harris, the former Mad Ants player, still gets a warm welcome. I saw him hugging season-ticket holders before th ...

November 27, 2016 2:02 pm


Stone stupendous for Mad Ants

As the undefeated Mad Ants have gotten off to the best five-game start of their 10-year history, including a 95-94 victory tonight over the Iowa Energy, Julyan Stone has averaged 1 ...

November 27, 2016 10:23 pm


Mad Ants 5-0 after Stone's clutch shot

It was the Mad Ants’ biggest test of the young season. And they passed it admirably. Scoring less than 120 points for the first time this season, the Mad Ants scored 19 of t ...

November 27, 2016 4:54 pm


Christmas sent back to Mad Ants

Rakeem Christmas has been reassigned to the Mad Ants by the NBA's Indiana Pacers. He has played one D-League game this season, scoring seven points.

November 25, 2016 10:38 am


Franchise-best start for Mad Ants

A 120-111 victory tonight over the Long Island Nets gave the Mad Ants their first ever 4-0 start, but the postgame mood was anything but celebratory. After allowing the Nets (1-5) ...

November 25, 2016 7:34 pm


Mad Ants 3-0, in 1st place

Stephan Hicks has stepped up his game in his second professional season. And the Mad Ants, apparently, have stepped up theirs in their 10th season. Hicks had a game-best 24 points ...

November 22, 2016 6:41 pm


Pacers recall Christmas from Mad Ants

Rakeem Christmas has been recalled by the Indiana Pacers after spending one game with the Mad Ants, a 130-125 victory Sunday over the defending champion Sioux Falls Skyforce.

November 21, 2016 10:03 am


Mad Ants announce partnership with BairFind

The fight for missing children in Fort Wayne will find a home at Memorial Coliseum during Mad Ants games this season. The team Tuesday announced a new partnership with the Ba ...

November 21, 2016 6:10 pm


Feels different at Coliseum

Greetings from Memorial Coliseum for the Mad Ants’ 10th home opener. There definitely is a different atmosphere. The kids zone is back, which I know will be welcome by many f ...

November 20, 2016 2:16 pm


Mad Ants rookies step up amid Pacer's rough night

There was so much good about the Mad Ants tonight – they defeated the defending champion Sioux Falls Skyforce 130-125 – and we’ll get to that in a second. But it ...

November 20, 2016 7:28 pm


Mad Ants bounce defending champs

As the defending champions of the D-League, one might not expect the Sioux Falls Skyforce to implode due to mental mistakes. But that’s kind of what happened Sunday at Memori ...

November 20, 2016 6:32 pm