ISU freshman Keaffaber named MVC pitcher of week
Indiana State freshman right-hander Ryan Keaffaber was named the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
Streaking Engineers return to national poll
Rose-Hulman’s men’s basketball team has earned a national ranking for the first time this season, reaching the No. 24 spot in the d3hoops.com national top 25 poll released Monday.
Metro Roundup: Rose-Hulman's Montgomery wins HCAC award again
Rose-Hulman’s Ryann-Rebecca Montgomery has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week for the third time this season after a historic performance on Friday.
Odum wakes Sycamores from SIU bad dream
For as long as he’s been in the Missouri Valley Conference, Southern Illinois coach Barry Hinson has been a recurring nightmare for Indiana State’s basketball team.
Hinson’s Salukis descended upon Hulman Center on Saturday. All of the horrors Hinson’s teams usually inflict upon the Sycamores swooped in with him.
Indiana State baseball tops UConn, Ohio State on Saturday
The Indiana State Sycamores posted their first victory of the 2014 season on Saturday as Derek Stagg pitched seven scoreless innings in keeping the Connecticut offense quiet and leading the Sycamores to a 3-0 victory over the Huskies. The action came in the first of two games played at North Charlotte Regional Park as part of the Snowbird Classic Saturday.
Carter helps Purdue pull away from Hoosiers after halftime
Seattle native Sterling Carter didn’t have the opportunity to celebrate his mother, Debrea’s, birthday with her Friday, but he wanted to give her a present from afar.
The fifth-year graduate student transfer from Seattle University delivered that gift in a big way Saturday in Mackey Arena, scoring 19 points in the Boilermakers’ 82-64 basketball victory against rival Indiana.
Indiana State women turn up defense to shut down Salukis
Indiana State showed its loyal women’s basketball fan base some love for Valentine’s Day.
Lots of motivation today for ISU men
Indiana State endured a scary moment when Dawon Cummings suffered what turned out to be a minor knee injury at practice earlier this week.
Rose’s Jim Shaw nearing 300 victories
Rose-Hulman hits the road for Bluffton and a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball matchup at 3 p.m. today.
Sullivan native Rhagen Smith working hard to contribute to Indiana State bench
Indiana State freshman Rhagen Smith wasn’t needed to fill a big void in the post for the women’s basketball team this season.
The former Sullivan standout knew she wasn’t likely to step in and play huge minutes, but the 6-foot-2 forward is trying to make the most of the action she gets. Smith spells starting post players Racheal Mahan and Marina Laramie.
Sycamore women hoping for successful two-game homestand on heels of two losses
Tonight may be Think Pink night, but Indiana State’s women’s basketball team needs to think blue — as in blue-collar effort — to snap a two-game losing streak.
The Sycamores will don pink Nike sneakers and a limited number of fans will receive pink t-shirts or pink rally towels as part of the Susan G. Komen “Pink Out.”
Odum’s 27 points lift Sycamores past Bradley
Indiana State point guard Jake Odum always strives to be the quintessential point guard. Achieving that means deferring to teammates to let them get rolling.Sometimes that means Odum doesn't get himself rolling. But in Wednesday's 68-62 victory at Bradley, the senior showed what he's capable of when he makes himself the vocal point of the offense.
Metro roundup: Rose-Hulman's Strickland earns national D-III honor
Rose-Hulman senior Julian Strickland has been named to the d3hoops.com National Team of the Week for his efforts in last week’s two men’s basketball victories.
Hoosiers outscored 13-1 in final minutes of loss at Penn State
Tim Frazier scored on a driving layup with 6.1 seconds to go Wednesday night, capping a remarkable rally to give Penn State a 66-65 victory at Indiana.
No. 4 Wichita State beats Southern Illinois
Ron Baker scored 19 points, Cleanthony Early added 18 and fourth-ranked Wichita State overcame a sloppy start to beat Southern Illinois 78-67 in Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball Tuesday night and remain undefeated.
Tekele Cotton and Darius Carter added 12 points apiece for the Shockers, who became the first team to start 26-0 since Memphis in 2008. Wichita State has five games standing in the way of becoming the first team since Saint Joseph’s in 2004 to have a perfect regular season.
Metro roundup: Sycamores, UNI to be national ESPNU game
Indiana State’s final men’s home game of the college basketball season has been chosen for ESPNU’s 1 p.m. telecast on March 1. It’s Senior Day for the Sycamores.
ISU has fared well in bounce-back games
Life, as we all know, moves on. So it goes for the Indiana State men’s basketball team after its 65-58 loss to unbeaten Wichita State on Wednesday.
Have the Sycamores moved on from a game they felt they let slip out of their fingers? Not on your life.
The loss to the Shockers will stick in the Sycamores’ craw for a long time, but letting the loss linger and letting it affect preparation for today’s opponent — Drake — are two different things.
Turnovers hurt IU in second half of loss at Minnesota
DeAndre Mathieu had 10 of his 16 points in the second half, helping Minnesota overtake Indiana for a 66-60 victory on Saturday night to end a three-game losing streak.
Maurice Walker pitched in 14 points and eight rebounds, and Andre Hollins added 10 points for the Gophers (16-8, 5-6 Big Ten), who lost to Nebraska, Northwestern and Purdue over the last two weeks by a total of eight points. This time, they came through in the closing minutes.
UPDATE: No. 4 Shockers hold off Indiana State 65-58
The deal was on the table for Indiana State. The stakes? The chance to end Wichita State’s perfect season and to earn a signature win that would earn national notice and possibly more.
Sanford excited about ISU's 2014 recruiting class
On Wednesday evening, a room full of Indiana State athletic supporters watched countless touchdowns, tackles and blocks being made by future members of the Sycamore football program.
All of those great plays appeared on game film, mostly from the 2013 season, but ISU coach Mike Sanford and his staff emphasized they expect more of the same from the 29 student-athletes who signed national letters-of-intent Wednesday to play football at Indiana State in 2014.
Odum, Van Vleet two of Valley's best playmakers
Point guards do so many things for a basketball team, but the most important thing the best of them do is embody grace under pressure.
That grace is tested when the shot clock gets below the 10-second mark. Every decision they make takes on more urgency. The good decisions have a high reward, the bad ones can carry the weight of sinking their team.
Sycamores have a second shot at No. 4 Wichita State
Like the Death Star from the Star Wars movies, unbeaten Wichita State has moved through the Missouri Valley Conference universe with an ominous, indefatigable menace.
Few teams have challenged them. Few have even come close. Wichita State has dispatched MVC teams with an margin of victory of 15.1 points. That kind dominance would undeniably get an approving nod from Darth Vader.
METRO ROUNDUP: ISU football set to announce 2014 recruiting class
Second-year Indiana State football coach Mike Sanford invites all fans to Hulman Center today as he and his staff will announce members of the program’s 2014 recruiting class on National Signing Day at 6:15 p.m.
Rising to occasion: When the poll attacks, ISU has fought back
Thirteen ranked teams have visited Hulman Center as an Indiana State opponent since it opened in 1973. Five walked away with their tails between their legs. None have reached the heights that Wednesday’s opponent — No. 4 Wichita State — have scaled. The unbeaten Shockers are the highest-ranked team to ever visit Hulman Center.
College report: Versatile Vicars set to help VU baseball program
Chris Barney knew what qualities he wanted as he was searching this winter for a new assistant baseball coach at Vincennes University. He wanted someone familiar with his program and his coaching style, someone from the Wabash Valley area who understood the state’s high school and American Legion programs, someone who had played several different positions in the field and also someone who had made a successful transition from junior college to Division I baseball. It didn’t take him long to realize that Cole Vicars was his man.
Rose Hulman’s Schultheis repeats as Athlete of the Week
Rose-Hulman’s Austin Schultheis has been named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Field Athlete of the Week for a second consecutive time.
ISU gets mad ... and then gets one over on UNI
The team that attacked last won at McLeod Center on Saturday.
In the first half, it was Northern Iowa. In the second, Indiana State found the aggressiveness it was missing at Southern Illinois and in the first half against the Panthers.
And then the Sycamores never let up.
Swift's hurdles win at IU puts him No. 1 in NCAA
Senior Greggmar Swift won the 60 meter hurdles in a personal best time of 7.64 seconds to lead the Sycamores at the Indiana Relays.
“Today’s meet was a mixed bad with high and low points, highlighted by Greggmar’s race in the hurdles,” ISU men’s coach John McNichols said. “He ran a time, which at this time is a nation leader. I was very pleased with that, but was also pleased with our other hurdlers.”
Panthers offer ISU new look
In recent years, when Indiana State’s men’s basketball team faced Northern Iowa, you could expect two things: offense played at a turtle’s pace and an extremely tough defensive challenge. Not so anymore.
Mahan’s 23 points lead ISU women over Bradley
Four players scored in double figures to help Indiana State defeat host Bradley 80-67 in Missouri Valley Conference women’s basketball Friday evening in Renaissance Coliseum.
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