News From Terre Haute, Indiana


  • 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.

    March 5, 2014

  • SPT 110913 STRICKLAND 3.jpg Rose’s Strickland named HCAC MVP again, Shaw wins Coach of the Year

    Rose-Hulman senior guard Julian Strickland has been named the 2013-2014 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player and headlines the 12-member All-HCAC first and second teams for men’s basketball, according to an announcement from the league Tuesday.
    It is the second straight HCAC MVP honor for Strickland, becoming the first player since Franklin’s Jason Sibley (1997-98 and 1998-99) to earn back-to-back MVP awards. Sibley was a graduate of Terre Haute South High School.

    March 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Metro roundup: Rose baseball loses 7-0 in Florida

    Mount Union University remained unbeaten this baseball season with a 7-0 victory over Rose-Hulman in a rain-shortened game Tuesday.
    Mount Union improved to 5-0 when the game was called after eight innings due to significant rain.

    March 4, 2014

  • strickland.jpg 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.

    March 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    March 3, 2014

  • 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.

    February 28, 2014

  • 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.

    February 28, 2014

  • 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.

    February 26, 2014

  • 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.

    February 26, 2014

  • jenkins1.jpg 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.

    February 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • Rose-Hulman men lose game, gain co-HCAC title

    Despite a loss at Mount St. Joseph on Saturday afternoon, the Rose-Hulman men’s basketball team earned a share of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference title and will host the semifinal and championship rounds of this week’s league tournament.
    Mount St. Joseph improved to 16-8 overall and finished fourth in the league standings after a 69-57 victory. Rose completed its regular season with a 20-5 mark for the sixth 20-win season in its men’s basketball history.

    February 22, 2014

  • Female Engineers climb into HCAC tourney with win at Mount St. Joseph

    Led by 16 points from senior Kelsey Ploof, the Rose-Hulman women’s basketball team defeated Mount St. Joseph 58-51 in its regular-season finale Saturday to clinch the final spot in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament.
    The Engineers (10-15, 8-10 HCAC) earned the sixth seed in the upcoming league tournament and will face Franklin in the quarterfinals Friday at tournament host Transylvania in Lexington, Ky. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m.

    February 22, 2014

  • Metro roundup: Rose-Hulman men clinch share of HCAC title

    Rose-Hulman clinched at least a share of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball championship and will host the league tournament starting Feb. 28 after winning 71-69 at Franklin on Wednesday night.

    February 19, 2014

  • SPT021214RHITMBB houpt.jpg Rose’s Alec Houpt hopes to make fifth Division III tournament appearance

    Is Alec Houpt the good-luck charm for Rose-Hulman athletics?
    Should his likeness appear on a box of Lucky Charms cereal?
    Houpt admits he’s not a star in any sport, yet he’s been a member of four teams that have advanced to the NCAA Division III tournament. They were men’s soccer as a sophomore (2011) and senior (2013) and men’s basketball as a sophomore (2011-12) and junior (2012-13).

    February 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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 national top 25 poll released Monday.

    February 17, 2014

  • 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.

    February 17, 2014

  • Shaw wins 300th for first-place Engineers

    Rose-Hulman’s Jim Shaw became the second men's basketball coach in program history to win 300 career games as the Fightin' Engineers rallied to defeat Bluffton University 61-55 on Saturday afternoon.
    Rose-Hulman outscored Bluffton 39-15 in the second half to overcome an 18-point halftime deficit and improve to 19-4 on the season. The Engineers are also 14-2 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play and maintain a one-game lead over Defiance in the conference standings. Rose-Hulman needs one win in its last two games to secure hosting rights for the HCAC Tournament.

    February 15, 2014

  • 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.

    February 14, 2014

  • Metro roundup: Rose-Hulman's Strickland earns national D-III honor

    Rose-Hulman senior Julian Strickland has been named to the National Team of the Week for his efforts in last week’s two men’s basketball victories.

    February 12, 2014

  • Strickland, other Rose seniors play final home game tonight

    Rose-Hulman will play host to Hanover in Senior Night men’s basketball at 7:30 tonight in Hulbert Arena.
    The Engineers lead Defiance by one game and Hanover by two in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings entering their final regular-season home game.

    February 11, 2014

  • 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.

    February 10, 2014

  • Strickland erupts for 41 in Rose-Hulman victory

    Rose-Hulman senior Julian Strickland scored a career-high 41 points to help lift the Engineers past Manchester 85-65 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball Saturday afternoon.
    Strickland recorded the eighth 40-point game in the history of Rose men’s basketball in the contest. His effort joins Don Ings (four times from 1967-70), Bryan Egli (twice in 1999) and Ed Downey (once in 1963-64) as 40-point games on the list.

    February 8, 2014

  • 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.

    February 3, 2014

  • SPT 020114 J STRICKLAND.jpg Sole possession of first place in HCAC belongs to Shaw’s Engineers

    The Rose-Hulman men’s basketball team took its first lead in more than 23 minutes with 1:23 left on the clock and then shut down the Defiance offense to clinch a 58-54 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference victory Saturday afternoon in Hulbert Arena.
    Coach Jim Shaw’s Engineers (14-4, 10-2 HCAC) took over sole possession of first place in the conference with the win over the Yellow Jackets (9-3, 14-5), who entered the contest tied with Rose.

    February 1, 2014 3 Photos

  • Freshmen lead Rose women to HCAC victory

    Sparked by breakout performances from a pair of freshmen, the Rose-Hulman women’s basketball team held on to defeat Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Defiance 69-59 Saturday afternoon in Hulbert Arena.
    Six-foot-2 forward Josie Schmidt was two shy of her career high with a game-high 17 points. She added five rebounds and a block in an 8-for-14 performance from the field. Classmate Abbie Marshall had one of her best games of the season, totaling a career-best 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting to go along with seven boards, five assists and four steals.

    February 1, 2014

  • Rose, Defiance to battle for first place today

    Rose-Hulman and Defiance will square off in a battle for first place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball standings at 3 p.m. today in Hulbert Arena.

    January 31, 2014

  • SPT012914 RHITMBB duffy.jpg Rose-Hulman needs OT to beat Anderson

    Rose-Hulman men¹s basketball coach Jim Shaw did not need a reminder that you
    can¹t always judge a team by its records. But he got one anyway.

    January 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • Anderson edges RHIT women

    Shelby Shaffer snapped a 54-54 tie with two free throws at the 11-second
    mark, and Anderson University held the Fightin' Engineers in the final
    seconds to earn a 58-54 women's basketball victory over Rose-Hulman
    Institute of Technology on Wednesday night.

    January 29, 2014

  • Metro roundup: Evans a national high jump qualifier

    Rose-Hulman graduate student Liz Evans has qualified for the USATF Indoor Championships in high jump after clearing a career-best indoor height over the weekend.

    January 27, 2014

  • Rose-Hulman’s nine-game winning streak snapped at Hanover

    Rose-Hulman had its nine-game men's basketball winning streak snapped in a 67-62 loss at Hanover College on Wednesday night.

    January 22, 2014

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