TERRE HAUTE —
U.S. Auto Club early race schedules have been released for next year, including dates at the Terre Haute Action Track and other tracks in the area.
One Silver Crown race and three sprint car races are set for Terre Haute. The Sumar Classic will be the first Silver Crown event of the season April 28.
The Hulman Classic for sprint cars is set for May 22 at the Action Track. Indiana Sprint Week races are slated for Terre Haute, Putnamville, Haubstadt and Bloomington.
USAC 2013 races
April 28 — Terre Haute Action Track.
April 27 — Putnamville.
May 11 — Haubstadt.
May 17 — Bloomington.
May 22 — Terre Haute Action Track.
July 17 — Terre Haute Action Track.
July 18 — Putnamville.
July 19 — Bloomington.
July 20 — Haubstadt.
Aug. 31 — Terre Haute Action Track.
Sept. 14 — Haubstadt.
June 13 — Putnamville.
June 14 — Bloomington.
n Rose men receiving votes — The Rose-Hulman men’s team continues to receive votes in the d3hoops.com national weekly poll after a 10-1 start to the season.
Rose ranks second among the “others receiving votes” outside of the national top 25 in the current weekly poll with 53 points. The Engineers are also the only Indiana school to receive votes in the d3hoops.com men’s basketball national poll.
Rose-Hulman stands 10-1 for the season after defeating DePauw 52-39 in its most recent game Monday. The Engineers also rank No. 1 nationally in the weekly NCAA Division III rankings in defense, allowing just 47.2 points per game.
Defense has been Rose’s calling card this season, as the Engineers have held six opponents to 45 points or less and three opponents to under 40 points in a game.
Offensively, junior Julian Strickland leads the team in scoring at 15.3 points per game, with senior Austin Weatherford also in double figures at 11.1. The starting lineup also includes senior Brenton Balsbaugh (7.9), Jon Gerken (7.8) and James Pillischafske (4.4).
The team’s 10-1 record marks the best start to an Engineer men’s season since the 1990-91 campaign. The Engineers also are on the cusp of earning a top-25 national ranking for the first time since the 1999 season.
Rose-Hulman returns to action at home against Earlham at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 2.
n Munn honored — Indiana State junior Anna Munn picked up her second weekly award following her career high 25-point scoring effort at Tennessee-Martin last Sunday, earning the Missouri Valley Conference’s Scholar-Athlete of the Week selection as announced by the league office Wednesday.
Munn also was named the MVC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday, as her 25 points led ISU to a 73-71 overtime victory at UT-Martin on Sunday.
The Indianapolis native and Decatur Central High School product went 8 for 21 from the field with three shots from beyond the arc against the Skyhawks. Munn entered this week leading the MVC and ranking 14th in the NCAA by averaging 3.1 3-pointers made per game. She scored seven of her 25 points in OT against UTM, making a pair of shots and three free throws to send the Sycamores to the victory.
On Tuesday against Chicago State, Munn went into double figures with 11 points, extending her streak to 10 consecutive games with at least 10 points to start this season. She is the first Sycamore to start a season with 10 straight double-digit scoring games since Melanie Boeglin in 2005-06. That season, Boeglin posted at least 10 points in the first 16 games of the season.
Munn was a Second-Team Academic All-MVC selection following her sophomore season and currently holds a 3.74 grade-point average while majoring in exercise science.
As a team, the Sycamores won their sixth consecutive game Tuesday, topping the Cougars 69-35. The win improved Indiana State to 8-2 overall and 6-0 inside Hulman Center, making the Sycamores one of just 15 teams from around the nation to stand unbeaten on its home court with after at least six games played.
ISU closes out nonconference play Saturday with a trip to Indianapolis to face in-state rival Butler. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. inside Hinkle Fieldhouse and will follow the Butler men’s basketball team’s game against Evansville at 2 p.m.
n Casey 68, Flora 57 — At Casey, Ill., the Warriors were winners in a battle of Little Illini Conference unbeatens Tuesday.
Casey took a 21-8 lead after one period of play and led by double digits late in going to 6-0 while Flora dropped to 7-1.
Brandon Wolfe led the winners with 22 points while Trivette Scales had 16 points. Matt McCown had 12 points and eight rebounds and Zack Murphy added eight points and eight steals to the totals.
Casey has another tough game Friday against Class 2A-ranked Teutopolis. The Warriors then will meet Rockville in the Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic.
n Robinson 69, Paris 40 — At Paris, Ill., the Maroons improved to 9-1, rebounding from their lone defeat Tuesday.
Austin Temples had 16 points for the Tigers.
Paris has a home game with Marshall on Friday. Robinson will play Terre Haute South in the Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic.
n Smith honored — Sullivan senior Rhagen Smith has been honored for her play in girls games last week.
The 6-foot-2 Indiana State recruit is the Subway player of the week for District 3.
Smith averaged 29.5 points in two games. She had 28 points and 13 rebounds against Shakmak and 31 points and 12 boards against Bloomfield.
Other nominees for the honors were Nicole Anderson of Terre Haute North and Austin Karaszia of Linton.
n Rose schedule announced — The 2013 Rose-Hulman schedule features five home games and road trips to three Midwestern states.
Rose opens the season at Kalamazoo in Michigan on Sept. 7. The Engineers and Hornets will square off for the fourth straight year, with Rose-Hulman looking to avenge a 29-28 loss in last season’s opener.
The home schedule opens with a matchup against Centre on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. in the annual “Rose-Hulman Night” game.
The HCAC schedule opens with the annual homecoming game featuring Defiance on Sept. 21. Rose defeated the Yellow Jackets in Ohio by a 33-20 margin last fall.
Rose finished 5-5 overall and placed fourth in the HCAC under second-year head coach Jeff Sokol last fall. The season marked a school record eighth consecutive year that the Engineers have finished .500 or above in football.
Live in-game coverage of every Rose-Hulman football game this season will be available online at www.rose-hulman.edu/sports.
2013 Rose-Hulman schedule
Sept. 7 — at Kalamazoo, 1 p.m.
Sept. 14 — Centre, 7 p.m.
Sept. 21 — Defiance*, 2 p.m.
Sept. 28 — at Manchester*, 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 5 — Hanover*, 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 12 — at Bluffton*, 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 26 — Franklin*, 1:30 p.m.
Nov. 2 — Mount St. Joseph*, 1:30 p.m.
Nov. 9 — at Anderson*, 1:30 p.m.
Nov. 16 — at Earlham*, 1:30 p.m.
n Sycamores honored — The Indiana State baseball team led all of the men’s athletic programs in the classroom this fall, posting a 3.42 team grade-point average during the first semester of the 2012-13 academic year.
“I’m really proud of the guys. Not only have they put in a great offseason on the field, but turning in a 3.42 team GPA is exceptional,” said ISU coach Rick Heller. “It’s not easy to be a Division I student-athlete. Balancing academics and athletics is a real challenge and to do it as well as our players have is outstanding.”
Redshirt seniors Tyler Fehringer and Koby Kraemer, redshirt junior Tyler Browning and junior transfer A.J. McElderry led the team, all finishing with a perfect 4.0 GPAs this fall. In all, 28 members of 34-man roster ended the fall with at least a 3.0 GPA in the classroom.
ISU tied for the Missouri Valley Conference lead last season, earning three First-Team Academic All-MVC selections and five total MVC Scholar-Athlete picks.
The Indiana State baseball team begins its 2013 season Feb. 15-17.
n North Putnam 60, Rockville 12 — At Roachdale, Rockville got a pin win from Tylen Mills against North Putnam on Wednesday.
North Putnam 60, Rockville 12
120 — Jonah Taylor lost by fall.
126 — Chase Nichols lost by fall.
132 — Tylen Mills won by pin.
160 — Nate Fisher lost by fall.
195 — Justin Earl won by forfeit.
220 — Brendon Lucas lost by fall.
Next — Rockville will be in the North Vermillion Invitational on Dec. 27.
TERRE HAUTE —
U.S. Auto Club early race schedules have been released for next year, including dates at the Terre Haute Action Track and other tracks in the area.
Indiana State women move within one win from MVC title
Senior Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir had 23 points to lead Indiana State to a 73-71 win at Drake on Thursday. The point guard led four Sycamores in double figures in the win.
Anna Munn, Jasmine Grier and Chelsea Small each chipped in 11 points as ISU shot 10-of-21 from 3-point range as a team.
Sycamores rejuvenated heading into MVC Tournament quarterfinals
Indiana State point guard Jake Odum is sick-and-tired of being sick and tired.
He’s tired of hearing about the team’s three-game losing streak. He’s tired of the Sycamores playing below par. He’s tired of the team not fulfilling its potential.
He plans to do something about it this weekend. Second-seeded ISU begins its Missouri Valley Conference Tournament trek at 7:05 p.m. tonight against either No. 10 Loyola.
Rose-Hulman seniors lead Engineers into NCAA Division III Tournament
For Rose-Hulman’s six senior men’s basketball players, this weekend will mark the beginning of their third and final appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament.
Having left Terre Haute by bus Thursday, Rose (22-5) will open the Division III four-team regional at Hope College in Holland, Mich., today against Wheaton College (19-8) at the unique time of 5:30 p.m.
Coach Jim Shaw’s Engineers are coming off Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) regular-season and tournament championships for the second consecutive year.
ISU women seek top MVC seed
Defense and rebounding are the staples of Teri Moren’s fourth Indiana State team, a squad that hits the road trying to defend and rebound its way to a regular-season conference title. The Sycamores women’s basketball can clinch the No. 1 seed in the Missouri Valley Conference with wins tonight against Drake and Saturday against Northern Iowa.
Nebraska completes sweep of Indiana
Indiana’s slim hopes of an NCAA Tournament bid are all but done, unless the Hoosiers can win the Big Ten Tournament. Nebraska never trailed Wednesday night, completing a season sweep of the Hoosiers with a 70-60 win. The loss ensures a losing conference record for IU (17-13, 7-10 Big Ten) while boosting the Huskers’ chances at an at-large berth.
ISU reserve Smith earns two MVC honors
Indiana State sophomore Khristian Smith has been named to the Missouri Valley Conference’s All-Bench and Most Improved Teams, according to an announcement by the league office Wednesday.
Two Sycamores with Scott during Saturday incident
A Vigo County’s Sheriff’s case report of Brenton Scott’s arrest last Saturday indicated that Scott, an Indiana State basketball player, tried to pass himself off as his twin brother and that two of his teammates were with him at the time of the incident.
Metro Sports: Sycamores to be represented at NCAA indoors
Three members of the Indiana State track and field team will compete in the 2014 NCAA indoor championships March 14-15 at Albuquerque, N.M. Senior Greggmar Swift will represent the men, while sophomore Katie Wise and senior Mary Theisen will represent the women.
Rose meets Wheaton in NCAA opener
Rose-Hulman will open its third straight trip to the NCAA Division III basketball tournament at 5:30 p.m. Friday when the Engineers play Wheaton in a four-team regional hosted by Hope College.
Metro: No ISU baseball today; home opener now Friday
Indiana State’s baseball home opener that was to be played today has been pushed back, according to Sycamore head coach Mitch Hannahs.
ISU's Scott booked for OWI, possession
Indiana State men's basketball player Brenton Scott was booked into the Vigo County Jail on Saturday for operating while intoxicated, possession of marijuana/hash, possession of paraphenalia and false reporting/informing.
Odum can't get roll on game-winning attempt on Senior Day
The storybook was ready to be opened at Hulman Center on Saturday.
Down two with 4.5 seconds to go, Indiana State rebounded a free throw miss by Northern Iowa’s Seth Tuttle. ISU senior point guard Odum timed his dash perfectly up the floor. He released his shot from just behind the 3-point line at just the right second. The shot was true and online.
TODD GOLDEN: Lansing's belief in his team has not wavered
In the wake of Indiana State’s 71-69 loss to Northern Iowa on Saturday, and the three-game losing streak that comes with it, ISU coach Greg Lansing wanted to get one point across crystal clear in his postgame press conference.
VIDEO: Munn has made her mark on ISU women's program
Anna Munn has been a dependable leader in the Indiana State women’s basketball program. Her leadership has helped coach Teri Moren build to back-to-back 10-or-more win seasons in the Missouri Valley the last two years.
Rose-Hulman wins third straight HCAC tournament crown
Tied with Hanover 26-26 at halftime of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men's basketball championship game Saturday night, host Rose-Hulman knew it had a couple of things in its favor.
Rolling along: Third straight victory helps Sycamores tie for second in MVC
Aside from Teri Moren sticking with her pink Chuck Taylor shoes on the sideline for superstitious reasons, Indiana State’s three-game winning streak can be explained by strong play in nearly every aspect of the game.
Sycamores stay positive in face of adversity
After Indiana State’s 77-59 loss at Illinois State on Wednesday, ISU players had an idea of how the tone of Thursday and Friday’s practices would be prior to today’s regular-season finale against Northern Iowa.
Engineers, Hanover to vie for HCAC title
For the second year in a row, the men’s basketball teams of Rose-Hulman and Hanover will square off for the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship in Terre Haute.
Metro: ISU softball win streak reaches 6
Indiana State improved its college softball winning streak to six games Friday by beating Wright State 4-3 and IUPUI 3-2 on the opening day of the Holiday Inn Hilltopper Classic.
Odum's final chapter is here; how will he author the ending?
If you compare a college basketball career to a book, Indiana State point guard Jake Odum has been a page-turner from day one.
Odum has dazzled ISU fans from the time he became a starter during the first weekend of his first season in 2010. The Sycamores have not had a losing season during the Odum era, a run of success unprecedented in ISU’s Division I history.
VIDEO: Indiana State women looking to add to winning streak at home
Indiana State looks to put a three-game winning streak together tonight against Loyola, who topped the Sycamores behind 30 points by senior forward Troy Hambric for one of the Ramblers’ nine wins this season.
The Sycamores’ women’s basketball team stifled Missouri State last Friday and knocked off first-place Wichita State on Sunday for a pair of road wins last weekend. They'll look to build upon that momentum tonight at home.
Sheehey's career-high 30 helps Hoosiers over No. 20 Iowa
Will Sheehey scored 19 of his career-high 30 points in the first half and Stanford Robinson added a career-best 17 to lead Indiana over No. 20 Iowa 93-86 on Thursday night in a game that was postponed last week.
A.J. Reed picks up multiple NCAA baseball honors
Kentucky junior pitcher/first baseman A.J. Reed has been named National Hitter of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and a National Player of the Week by NCAA.com, according to separate announcements.
A member of the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Watch List, the Terre Haute native was named National Hitter of the Week by the NCBWA, with VMI right-hander Reed Garrett earning NCBWA Pitcher of the Week.
Redbirds dominate Sycamores 77-59
Indiana State’s men’s basketball team is running out of answers for its recent woes ... and it’s running out of time to fix them. The slumping Sycamores added defensive problems to their offensive slump on Wednesday at Illinois State. The Redbirds made the Sycamores pay dearly for their poor all-around effort out of the gate as the Sycamores fell 77-59.
Rose coach expects wide-open race for HCAC title
Both Rose-Hulman basketball programs hope their teams will still be talked about in the Wabash Valley media after this weekend when they compete in their Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournaments.
No. 16 Michigan rallies past Purdue
Glenn Robinson III got a late bank shot to roll in as time expired Wednesday night, giving No. 16 Michigan a 77-76 overtime victory at Purdue.
Metro roundup: Hutson awarded USA Track and Field grant
Terre Haute native and 2016 Olympic hopeful Kylie Hutson was awarded a $7,000 grant from the USA Track and Field Foundation.
No. 14 Wisconsin beats Indiana 69-58
Sam Dekker scored 16 points and No. 14-ranked Wisconsin shrugged off a slow start to beat Indiana University 69-58 in men’s basketball Tuesday night.
The Hoosiers (15-12, 5-9 Big Ten) held Wisconsin (23-5, 10-5) to its lowest point production in the first half this season, taking a 29-19 lead.
Rose coach still ‘hanging around’
Approaching the start of his 25th season as Rose-Hulman’s baseball coach, Jeff Jenkins remembers some of his 601 victories, most of his teams’ highlights from five NCAA Division III tournament appearances and pretty much all of Art Nehf Field’s significant upgrades. He also can count on one hand how many times that umpires have tossed him from a game — two.
Metro: MVC honors Lockwood, Abdul-Qaadir; national award for A.J.
Indiana State sophomore Taylor Lockwood was named Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday after pitching one of two ISU softball shutouts Sunday and earning Most Valuable Player honors at Tennessee State’s Tiger Classic.
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