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ISU students show their thanks
On the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Indiana State University senior Allison Vaught took a few minutes to show her appreciation for Wabash Valley’s first responders.
Sycamores make strides as comeback falls short at Purdue
In the span of a week, Indiana State’s football went from no chance to no surrender.
After the Sycamores were humbled 73-35 at Indiana on Aug. 29, ISU hoped it would take a big leap forward and at least improve against the Boilermakers.
METRO ROUNDUP: Indiana State volleyball improves to 4-2
Three Sycamores had double-figure kills Saturday as Indiana State wrapped up its participation in the Campbell Hampton Inn of Holly Springs Invitational with a 25-11, 25-19, 25-21 college volleyball victory over North Carolina Central.
ISU (4-2) has its home opener Tuesday against IUPUI.
FROM THE PRESS BOX: Indiana State proves plenty in 20-14 loss at Purdue
No moral victories?
Bull. Its always been bull and it will always be bull. The Sycamores proved again that moral victories are very real, and can be very rewarding.
All they needed to do to prove it was to look at the stunned faces of the Purdue faithful at Ross-Ade Stadium in the Sycamores’ near-miss 20-14 loss to Purdue.
Whether Bell plays or not, ISU needs to improve
For fans on both sides in the run-up to today’s high noon visit by Indiana State to Purdue, it boils down to a simple question. Will he or won’t he?
Sanford, Lutz happy to head home today
When Indiana State head coach Mike Sanford last graced Purdue’s campus, Ross-Ade Stadium had about 5,000 more seats than it does now and Rose Bowl memories at the time were most recently connected to Leroy Keyes, not Drew Brees.
Thriving in new role: Former linebacker Brown takes to tight end position at Indiana State
When Indiana State tight end Jamar Brown reached out and effortlessly snagged a one-handed catch during a first-quarter drive at Indiana last Thursday, few would’ve guessed that less than a year prior, Brown was being trained to target players, not be a target himself.
ISU opens and closes MVC hoops slate at home
You play each team home-and-away in the Missouri Valley Conference in basketball so the revelation of the conference schedule isn’t so much about who you play, but when and where you play.
Indiana State looking to find consistency against Purdue
In any game, no matter the outcome, a team is going to have good and bad moments. As a coach, you just hope the twain meets in a place that equals a victory or improvement for your team.
Metro roundup: Matchett repeats at Idle Creek
Ashley Matchett was one of the winners in golf competition concluded Sunday or Monday in Vigo County.
FROM THE PRESS BOX: No need for Indiana State fans to panic
When Indiana led Indiana State 45-7 with 11 minutes left in the second quarter at IU’s Memorial Stadium on Thursday in both teams’ football opener, it was understandable for anyone who swears by ISU blue to let that sinking feeling creep in.
Sobering night for Sycamores
There was only one prevailing emotion among Indiana State’s football players in the wake of a 73-35 loss to Indiana on Thursday.
Sycamores overwhelmed by Hoosiers in football opener
Late in the second quarter, Indiana State’s football team was down by 38 and already in worst-case scenario territory against Indiana.
Mistakes, missed opportunities and injuries all plagued the Sycamores, but salt for ISU’s wounds was still to come.
ISU running back Shakir Bell, so feared by the Hoosiers after he rushed for 192 yards in the 2012 contest, left the game with a shoulder injury.
Worst-case scenario? This was a full-blown crisis.
IU VIEW: Wilson pleased with Roberson at QB
It’s only one game, but Indiana’s decision to go with more than one quarterback is looking pretty good.
Even if the guy who started wasn’t the one Kevin Wilson expected to go with.
“I actually voted for someone else and got vetoed,” Wilson said after the Hoosiers’ 73-35 win over Indiana State in Thursday’s season opener.
Sycamores, Hoosiers will try to play to their strengths
When Indiana State lines up against Indiana today in the 2013 football season opener for both teams at Bloomington’s Memorial Stadium, the team that plays to its strengths better will likely have the upper hand.
That’s elementary, of course, but in the case of the Sycamores and Hoosiers, their strengths are a bit more drastic than the typical matchup.
The Sycamores boast one of the top runners at the Football Championship Subdivision level in senior Shakir Bell. IU fans have Bell burned into the memory banks. Not only did the Hoosiers pass up on Bell after a standout career at Warren Central, he then burned them for 192 yards in ISU’s 24-17 loss in 2012.
Building on a strong foundation
The foundation stones are there for Indiana State’s football team. They’re spread out neatly and evenly over the offensive and defensive units.
There’s Shakir Bell, a rock at running back, a vocal motivator for his teammates, and perhaps, one of the best football players in program history.
Table for two?: Sanford plans to use both Perish and Tonyan at QB
If there’s a position in team sports that has more cachet surrounding it than the starting quarterback in football, more power to you for finding it.
Metro: ISU cross country rated 10th in Great Lakes region
Indiana State’s men’s cross country team is ranked 10th in the Great Lakes Region in polls released Monday by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Balance sought from ISU receivers
Unlike some of Indiana State’s football units, experience is not an issue when it comes to the wide receivers and tight ends.
Four players who caught at least seven passes in 2012 return to the fold, including wide receiver Demory Lawshe, who had 31 receptions for 393 yards and three touchdowns. He leads the returning Sycamores pass-catchers in all three categories.
The question now is whether those receivers can be productive enough to give Mike Sanford’s spread offense the balance it needs to succeed.
ISU volleyball tabbed to finish ninth in 2013
The Indiana State volleyball team was picked to finish ninth in the Missouri Valley Conference this season, according to a poll of coaches released Wednesday by the league office.
The Sycamores were 4-24 during an injury-plagued 2012 campaign that also saw them finish 2-16 in conference action. The benefit of that season was many of the younger players were called upon and gained valuable experience, which should benefit the squad in 2013.
A Bell less rung: ISU has plans to diversify running attack
When it comes to Indiana State senior running back Shakir Bell, the number that usually comes to mind regarding his value to the Sycamores is measured in the thousands.
As in the 1,475 rushing yards he amassed in 2012. Or the career-high and school record 1,670 he gained in 2011. He has 3,794 career rushing yards and needs just 541 yards to break Vincent Allen’s school rushing record.
But to determine the value of Bell — and the conundrum of ISU’s offense in 2012 — one must aim for a much lower number.
Think 40.5 percent.
D-Line hopes to shine: Newcomer tackle Jones a natural leader
Back in January, when Indiana State football coach Mike Sanford asked the Sycamores to vote on who would participate on the team’s leadership committee for his inaugural season, defensive tackle Russell Jones wasn’t on his radar.
ISU feeling Minnesota again
To paraphrase grunge band Soundgarden, Indiana State’s football team is feeling Minnesota again. The Sycamores will play the Golden Gophers on Sept. 10, 2016 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Metro roundup: ISU volleyball sets standard with 15th straight academic award
The 2012-2013 edition of the Indiana State volleyball team continued one of the most impressive streaks among Division I college teams as they were named a recipient of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 15th consecutive year.
Terre Haute Rex future up in the air
The future of the Terre Haute Rex is up in the air like a shattered wooden bat.
The team just finished its fourth season as a member of the Prospect League, one of many collegiate summer leagues around the nation. The team is owned by the Indiana State Foundation and president Ron Carpenter has publicly said, both before and after the season, that the Rex is no longer part of his organization’s mission.
Sycamores add 14 new football players
Indiana State football coach Mike Sanford said he wanted more depth at the close of spring football.
With 14 newcomers that have arrived since April, Sanford got what he wanted.
Hannahs adds Ronnie Prettyman to ISU baseball staff
Indiana State baseball coach Mitch Hannahs has announced that Ronnie Prettyman will join his staff as an assistant coach, starting with the 2013-2014 season.
Ready to go: Sanford optimistic as first camp begins in earnest
College football media days are rarely a place for pessimism, and Indiana State’s was no different on Monday at Memorial Stadium.
ISU safety Larry King to miss season due to knee injury
Indiana State defensive back Larry King has been lost for the season due to a torn ACL.
King suffered the injury during ISU’s first day of practice Thursday. Once swelling went down he undewent a magnetic resonance imaging test that revealed the tear.
Off and running
Rain threatened all afternoon Friday but never showed up to disrupt Indiana State University football practice at Memorial Stadium, something coach Mike Sanford appreciated when the session was over.
“We got a lot accomplished today,” the Sycamores’ first-year head coach noted. “We’re installing more of our offense every day, and we got quite a bit in today.”
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