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  • smyser_horizontal.jpg 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.

    November 20, 2013 2 Photos

  • Rose soccer scores biggest win in its history, ousting No. 1 in Division III tourney

    Mike Smyser scored in the first five minutes Sunday, and the Rose-Hulman defense took care of the rest as the Engineers upset top-ranked, unbeaten Ohio Wesleyan 1-0 in the second round of the NCAA Division III men’s soccer tournament.

    November 18, 2013

  • METRO/PREP ROUNDUP: Rose-Hulman football seeks first conference title since 1988
    Rose-Hulman looks to earn its first football conference championship since 1988 in Saturday’s Battle of the Borders Broadsword matchup at Earlham. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m.

    November 15, 2013

  • Metro roundup: Rose-Hulman men's soccer advances to title game

    Rose-Hulman advanced to the championship game of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s soccer tournament with a 3-0 victory over Hanover College on Tuesday night.
    The second-seeded FEngineers will host Transylvania University, who upset No. 1 seed Earlham College earlier Tuesday.  Transylvania and Earlham played to a 1-1 draw, before Transylvania advanced with a 4-2 victory in penalty kicks.

    November 6, 2013

  • No. 12 Franklin visits Rose in HCAC showdown

    Missing one of its best players, Rose-Hulman’s football team will play host to NCAA Division III No. 12-ranked Franklin in a matchup of the last two undefeated teams in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action at 1:30 p.m. today at Cook Stadium.

    October 25, 2013

  • Rose men’s basketball team 20th in preseason rankings

    DIII News has ranked Rose-Hulman at No. 20 nationally in its preseason men’s basketball poll and senior Julian Strickland earned “Top 24” honors from the organization Wednesday.

    October 9, 2013

  • SPT 100513 HALL OF FAME RH.jpg Rose-Hulman adds six to its Athletic Hall of Fame

    Matt Smith and Andrew Schipper hadn’t seen each other in about 10 years until they crossed paths Saturday.
    This wasn’t a surprise meeting because they knew they were reuniting for a common reason.
    Both 2003 Rose-Hulman graduates were among six new inductees going into the engineering institute’s Athletic Hall of Fame over the weekend.

    October 7, 2013 3 Photos

  • SPT 100113 HAYLEY GILLIAM2.jpg Despite firing off 36 shots, Rose-Hulman and Woods soccer teams battle to 0-0 tie

    There was good reason to believe the Rose-Hulman and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods women’s soccer teams were an even match before they took the field Tuesday afternoon.
    The Engineers entered at 4-2-3 and the host Pomeroys were 3-3.
    Well, after 110 minutes — 90 minutes of regulation play and two 10-minute overtimes — proof exists that the teams are truly equal.
    They played to a scoreless tie.

    October 2, 2013 4 Photos

  • SPT 092113 LANDWEHR DIVE.jpg Rose-Hulman pulls out homecoming victory with huge third quarter

    In the first, second and fourth quarters of Saturday afternoon’s homecoming game at Cook Stadium, the Rose-Hulman offense played like the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, frequently plodding through three-and-outs and fumbling away the football.
    Thankfully for the Engineers and their enthusiastic supporters, the Rose offense more closely resembled the Denver Broncos in the third quarter, exploding for three touchdowns that were desperately needed to secure a 23-19 triumph over Defiance in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener for both squads.

    September 21, 2013 4 Photos

  • Rose-Hulman women’s soccer shuts out Greenville

    Rose-Hulman scored once in the first half and twice in the second to earn a 3-0 shutout victory over Greenville College in women's soccer action on Wednesday at the Intramural Field.
    Senior Rachel Johnstone put the Engineers on the board in the 34th minute, on a breakaway goal started by an assist from junior Haley O’Neil.

    September 12, 2013

  • Rose-Hulman football drops opener at Kalamazoo

    Big plays in the second half proved to be too much to overcome for the Rose-Hulman football team, as the Engineers fell on the road to Kalamazoo 28-23 on Saturday at Angell Field.
    Quarterback Ryan Landwehr led the Rose-Hulman offense, completing 19 of 34 passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns. He was also the Engineers’ top rusher, finishing with 62 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.

    September 7, 2013

  • SPT090213wayton 1.jpg Short move: New R-H coach didn’t even have to leave home to take ‘attractive deal’

    In the case of many college coaches, when they leave one school to take a job at another, they have to pack up their belongings and move to a new home. Not so with Geoff Wayton, who left Indiana State to become head coach for the NCAA Division III Rose-Hulman men’s and women’s cross country team and an assistant to Larry Cole for its men’s and women’s track and field program. Wayton’s hiring was announced Aug. 12.

    September 3, 2013 2 Photos

  • 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.

    August 9, 2013

  • METRO RONUDUP: Rose-Hulman picked 5th in HCAC football poll

    The Rose-Hulman football has been selected to finish fifth in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference this season, in a preseason poll of league coaches released Wednesday.

    August 8, 2013

  • martin-ac2.jpg Rose-Hulman swimmers flying to nationals

    Rose-Hulman swimmers John Craig Huster and Orion Martin have qualified for the Division III national meet in the 100 butterfly

    March 12, 2013 6 Photos

  • evans-jump.jpg Despite four NCAA Division III titles, Rose-Hulman’s Liz Evans remains as driven as ever

    Even though Rose-Hulman senior Liz Evans has won four NCAA Division III titles in the women’s high jump, getting motivated is still easy for her.
    Ultra-competitive athletes find ways.

    March 5, 2013 2 Photos

  • SPT022713RHITMBBbalsbaugh2.jpg Balsbaugh’s late-season scoring giving Rose-Hulman a lift

    If someone were to predict before last weekend that Rose-Hulman would capture its second straight Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship in men’s basketball and that senior Brenton Balsbaugh would be named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, fans probably would believe the first statement but consider the second as wishful thinking.

    February 28, 2013 2 Photos

  • SPT 021713 ROSE-HULMAN BASE.jpg Rose-Hulman baseball team kicking off season in Florida

    Jeff Jenkins is serious about his baseball.

    February 19, 2013 4 Photos

  • Rose-Hulman men clinch conference title

    Rose-Hulman will host the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball tournament and claimed the league’s regular-season title with a 59-57 win at Hanover College on Saturday.

    February 17, 2013

  • No. 23 Rose-Hulman takes down No. 22 Transylvania on the road

    No. 23 ranked Rose-Hulman claimed a two-game lead in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball standings with a 54-49 victory at No. 22 Transylvania University on Saturday.

    February 3, 2013

  • Rose-Hulman 18-2 after pulling away from Anderson

    Rose-Hulman opened the second half on a 20-3 run to pull away and earn a convincing 71-40 men’s basketball victory at Anderson University on Wednesday night.

    January 31, 2013

  • Freshman paces Engineer women to HCAC win

    The Rose-Hulman women’s basketball team improved to 10-10 for the season and 6-7 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play with a 52-44 win over Anderson on Wednesday in Hulbert Arena.

    January 31, 2013

  • Rose men top Franklin

    Rose-Hulman improved to 14-2 overall and kept its Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference lead at 8-1 with a 58-42 men's basketball victory at Franklin College on Wednesday night.

    January 17, 2013

  • Rose men run winning steak to 11 games

    Anderson arrived in Terre Haute with a 7-6 record and a scoring average of 76.5 points per game.

    January 10, 2013

  • Anderson holds off rally by Rose women

    Rose-Hulman rallied from an 11-point deficit to close within three points late, but Anderson University held on to earn a 64-57 victory in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s basketball Wednesday night inside O.C. Lewis Gymnasium.

    January 10, 2013

  • Rose-Hulman men ranked 26th in Division III

    Rose-Hulman’s men’s basketball team is ranked 26th nationally in the national weekly poll released on Thursday.

    January 4, 2013

  • SPT 121512 BALSBAUGH RH.jpg Gerken hits game-winner to put Rose-Hulman at 9-1 on season

    Making the game-winning shot, with what turned out to be seven-tenths of a second to go, was probably the easy part for Jon Gerken on Saturday afternoon in Hulbert Arena.

    December 16, 2012 3 Photos

  • SPT121512RHITWBB morris.jpg Rose women struggle from field in loss to Hanover

    In the Rose-Hulman women’s college basketball game, frigid shooting undermined good work the Engineers did in other aspects of the game against Hanover.
    The Engineers came out on the wrong end, 55-43.

    December 16, 2012 3 Photos

  • Efficient Engineers stifle Millikin

    The word that probably best describes the Rose-Hulman men’s basketball team is efficiency.

    December 13, 2012

  • Rose-Hulman women's basketball regains Clabber Girl Trophy

    Rose-Hulman reclaimed the Clabber Girl Trophy for the first time since 2009 with an 80-74 women’s basketball victory over Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College on Tuesday night in Hulbert Arena.

    December 12, 2012

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