Metro roundup: Rose star is conference POW
After a career-high 31-point performance on Saturday night, Rose-Hulman senior Julian Strickland has been named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.
NCAA championships: Runners face muddy course, stiff winds as well as each other at Gibson course
More than 500 runners were prepared for a muddy course, but the NCAA’s elite also had to fight a wind chill in the teens Saturday at LaVern Gibson Championship Course.
Nothing was going to stop Oregon’s Edward Cheserek, who upset defending champion Kennedy Kithuka of Texas Tech or women’s champion Abbey D’Agostino, who adds her first NCAA title in cross country to her four national titles on the track.
ISU defeats Truman
What do you expect when a Division II team pays a visit to a Division I arena?
In Truman State’s case, you can expect a pretty good showing. Indiana State had some nervous moments against the Bulldogs, but the Sycamores prevailed 80-69 on Friday at Hulman Center.
ISU football closes out season against SIU
Indiana State’s football team had its last practice of the 2013 season Thursday and it had a jovial climax.
Favorites look to win at NCAA cross country championships
Two consensus thoughts prevailed in the hunt for the NCAA cross country individual championships: Kenyan Kennedy Kithuka of Texas Tech is the heavy favorite to repeat as men’s 10,000-meter champion and Dartmouth senior Abbey D’Agostino, last year’s runner-up, will be tough to stop from winning the women’s 6,000-meter race.
ISU’s Underwood family affected by Illinois tornado
Indiana State defensive end Connor Underwood can be forgiven if football wasn’t the biggest thing on his mind this week as the team prepared for its season finale against Southern Illinois today.
New officiating edict could help ISU's Odum
For ISU, one player immediately comes to mind as far as who might benefit most from the new rules -- senior point guard Jake Odum.
Gant looms large in ISU's 2013-14 improvement
It’s no overstatement that as Justin Gant went in the 2012-13 season, so did the Indiana State’s men’s basketball team.
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Terre Haute’s Mundy helping young Hoosiers climb toward top
It didn’t take long for Chanli Mundy to find her way home from Bloomington.
The 2011 Terre Haute North all-state cross country runner arrived on the Indiana University campus this summer knowing making the varsity team might be a long shot.
But she put in the quality miles, believed in herself and is ahead of schedule as a freshman for the Hoosiers, who received an at-large berth to Saturday’s NCAA championships at LaVern Gibson Championship Course.
Rose-Hulman’s Smyser is still embracing clutch goal
When sophomore Mike Smyser guided the ball into the net during the opening minutes of the Rose-Hulman men’s soccer match against undefeated, NCAA Division III No. 1-ranked Ohio Wesleyan on Sunday in Delaware, Ohio, he had no idea it would be the only goal of a hard-fought match.
Rose-Hulman’s Sokol named HCAC Coach of the Year
Rose-Hulman’s Jeff Sokol was named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Coach of the Year and 13 Engineers earned all-league recognition for their efforts during the 2013 season.
Wittman, Small wait turn for ISU women
More scoring options. Poised defenders. Momentum heading into the Missouri Valley Conference season. That’s what the Indiana State’s women’s basketball team hope is provided to them when Stephanie Wittman and Chelsea Small become eligible in late December after sitting out until the end of the fall semester due to NCAA transfer rules.
Metro sports: Great Lakes Region honors Mascari
Indiana State sophomore John Mascari has been named the 2013 Great Lakes Region Male Athlete of the Year for cross country.
Sims, Stetson shoot past ISU women
Indiana State allowed 47-percent shooting to host Stetson on Monday night, Sasha Sims leading the Hatters with 24 points in a 90-74 victory against the Sycamores.
Metro roundup: Smith, Abdul-Qaadir get MVC awards
Indiana State basketball players earned a pair of Missouri Valley Conference honors Monday, as Khristian Smith was named Player of the Week for men’s teams and Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir was picked as women’s Newcomer of the Week.
Irish eyes are crying: ISU beats No. 21 Notre Dame
Not ... this ... time.
Indiana State experienced the sting of squandering a 16-point halftime lead at Belmont on Thursday, and after No. 21 Notre Dame wiped out a 10-point ISU halftime lead in five minutes, that sinking feeling was settling in again.
But the Sycamores were made of tougher stuff on Sunday at the Joyce Center. After ISU was punched, the Sycamores stood tall and delivered an 18-3 counterpunch. Notre Dame didn’t know what hit it and never recovered, as the Sycamores earned an impressive 83-70 victory.
Sycamores' hoping to solve defensive issues at Notre Dame
Even if Indiana State’s defense was playing at optimum level, the challenge presented by No. 21 Notre Dame would have been formidable for the Sycamores.
Alas, the Sycamores have been far from optimal.
Sycamores' strong second-half effort not enough against Western Illinois
Indiana State’s football team got a couple of things Saturday afternoon that it hadn’t had in a while — offensive touchdowns and genuine, honest-to-goodness, scare-the-opponent-into-potentially-bad-decisions momentum.
What the Sycamores didn’t get was a victory.
Rose-Hulman tops Earlham to grab share of HCAC title
Rose-Hulman captured its first football conference championship since 1988 with a 53-15 victory over Earlham College on Saturday afternoon at Darrell Beane Stadium.
Indiana State women can't 'get over the hump' against Indiana
The Sycamores forced the Hoosiers into 22 turnovers, but IU made just enough plays down the stretch to get pull off the upset victory, only the third on the road in the past two seasons.
“Their defense is just outstanding,” IU coach Curt Miller said. “We were the underdogs tonight; make no mistake about the name of the school, we were the underdogs.”
ISU’s John Mascari wins NCAA Great Lakes Regional
Indiana State sophomore cross country runner John Mascari made history when he became the Sycamores’ first ever individual NCAA Regional champion during the Great Lakes Regional at Wisconsin on Friday.
Indiana State women hoping to knock off Hoosiers in Hulman Center
Indiana State, the program’s best defensive team in points allowed a year ago, has held its first two opponents to a combined 32.3 percent from the field and an average of 46.5 points.
The opponents may have been Oakland and IPFW, but Indiana visits Hulman Center tonight having scored 85 points in its two victories.
Rose-Hulman women looking for strong season
With seven freshmen and three sophomores on its roster, the Rose-Hulman women’s basketball team will open its season tonight against the Indiana University-South Bend Titans.
Tipoff is slated for 7:30.
ISU unable to hold 16-point halftime lead at Belmont
ISU could do no wrong in the first half as it built a 16-point halftime lead. Unfortunately for the Sycamores, the Bruins controlled the second half, and ultimately the game, in a 96-95 Belmont victory.
Belmont coach toils under radar
During his four seasons, Indiana State men’s basketball coach Greg Lansing has compiled a career record of 57-44. Not too shabby. Lansing locks horns tonight against Belmont head coach Rick Byrd. Byrd’s career record? 664-349. Byrd is one of just 78 coaches in college basketball history who has 600 or more victories at a four-year college.
Metro: Marlow, Morris, Wilhelm among early signees
A few Wabash Valley high school athletes signed national letters-of-intent to attend Division I or II colleges Wednesday, the first day for the NCAA’s early signing period in several sports.
Abdul-Qaadir scores 24 as ISU wins at Eastern Illinois
Indiana State’s women’s basketball team defeated Eastern Illinois by a score of 65-53 on Tuesday night in Lantz Arena.
Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir led the Sycamores with 24 points, knocking down 10 of 16 from the field to go with three steals and two assists.
Anna Munn added 16 points, five rebounds and two steals and Racheal Mahan scored 12 points to go with three steals.
COLLEGE REPORT: Former WRC football standouts playing key roles for No. 1 Mount Union
It’s a huge jump from the Wabash River Conference, one of the smallest leagues that plays high school football in Indiana, to Division III national powerhouse.
But two Wabash Valley standouts have made that leap and are significant contributors for top-ranked and defending national champion Mount Union (Ohio).
Cold-shooting Hoosiers rally past LIU Brooklyn
Maybe Indiana should shy away from the 3-point shot. The Hoosiers might not need another miss at the buzzer to escape with a victory.
Indiana overcame another cold night from behind the arc to rally for a 73-72 win over LIU Brooklyn on Tuesday night.
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