TERRE HAUTE —
U.S. Auto Club early race schedules have been released for next year, including dates at the Terre Haute Action Track and other tracks in the area.
One Silver Crown race and three sprint car races are set for Terre Haute. The Sumar Classic will be the first Silver Crown event of the season April 28.
The Hulman Classic for sprint cars is set for May 22 at the Action Track. Indiana Sprint Week races are slated for Terre Haute, Putnamville, Haubstadt and Bloomington.
USAC 2013 races
April 28 — Terre Haute Action Track.
April 27 — Putnamville.
May 11 — Haubstadt.
May 17 — Bloomington.
May 22 — Terre Haute Action Track.
July 17 — Terre Haute Action Track.
July 18 — Putnamville.
July 19 — Bloomington.
July 20 — Haubstadt.
Aug. 31 — Terre Haute Action Track.
Sept. 14 — Haubstadt.
June 13 — Putnamville.
June 14 — Bloomington.
n Rose men receiving votes — The Rose-Hulman men’s team continues to receive votes in the d3hoops.com national weekly poll after a 10-1 start to the season.
Rose ranks second among the “others receiving votes” outside of the national top 25 in the current weekly poll with 53 points. The Engineers are also the only Indiana school to receive votes in the d3hoops.com men’s basketball national poll.
Rose-Hulman stands 10-1 for the season after defeating DePauw 52-39 in its most recent game Monday. The Engineers also rank No. 1 nationally in the weekly NCAA Division III rankings in defense, allowing just 47.2 points per game.
Defense has been Rose’s calling card this season, as the Engineers have held six opponents to 45 points or less and three opponents to under 40 points in a game.
Offensively, junior Julian Strickland leads the team in scoring at 15.3 points per game, with senior Austin Weatherford also in double figures at 11.1. The starting lineup also includes senior Brenton Balsbaugh (7.9), Jon Gerken (7.8) and James Pillischafske (4.4).
The team’s 10-1 record marks the best start to an Engineer men’s season since the 1990-91 campaign. The Engineers also are on the cusp of earning a top-25 national ranking for the first time since the 1999 season.
Rose-Hulman returns to action at home against Earlham at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 2.
n Munn honored — Indiana State junior Anna Munn picked up her second weekly award following her career high 25-point scoring effort at Tennessee-Martin last Sunday, earning the Missouri Valley Conference’s Scholar-Athlete of the Week selection as announced by the league office Wednesday.
Munn also was named the MVC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday, as her 25 points led ISU to a 73-71 overtime victory at UT-Martin on Sunday.
The Indianapolis native and Decatur Central High School product went 8 for 21 from the field with three shots from beyond the arc against the Skyhawks. Munn entered this week leading the MVC and ranking 14th in the NCAA by averaging 3.1 3-pointers made per game. She scored seven of her 25 points in OT against UTM, making a pair of shots and three free throws to send the Sycamores to the victory.
On Tuesday against Chicago State, Munn went into double figures with 11 points, extending her streak to 10 consecutive games with at least 10 points to start this season. She is the first Sycamore to start a season with 10 straight double-digit scoring games since Melanie Boeglin in 2005-06. That season, Boeglin posted at least 10 points in the first 16 games of the season.
Munn was a Second-Team Academic All-MVC selection following her sophomore season and currently holds a 3.74 grade-point average while majoring in exercise science.
As a team, the Sycamores won their sixth consecutive game Tuesday, topping the Cougars 69-35. The win improved Indiana State to 8-2 overall and 6-0 inside Hulman Center, making the Sycamores one of just 15 teams from around the nation to stand unbeaten on its home court with after at least six games played.
ISU closes out nonconference play Saturday with a trip to Indianapolis to face in-state rival Butler. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. inside Hinkle Fieldhouse and will follow the Butler men’s basketball team’s game against Evansville at 2 p.m.
n Casey 68, Flora 57 — At Casey, Ill., the Warriors were winners in a battle of Little Illini Conference unbeatens Tuesday.
Casey took a 21-8 lead after one period of play and led by double digits late in going to 6-0 while Flora dropped to 7-1.
Brandon Wolfe led the winners with 22 points while Trivette Scales had 16 points. Matt McCown had 12 points and eight rebounds and Zack Murphy added eight points and eight steals to the totals.
Casey has another tough game Friday against Class 2A-ranked Teutopolis. The Warriors then will meet Rockville in the Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic.
n Robinson 69, Paris 40 — At Paris, Ill., the Maroons improved to 9-1, rebounding from their lone defeat Tuesday.
Austin Temples had 16 points for the Tigers.
Paris has a home game with Marshall on Friday. Robinson will play Terre Haute South in the Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic.
n Smith honored — Sullivan senior Rhagen Smith has been honored for her play in girls games last week.
The 6-foot-2 Indiana State recruit is the Subway player of the week for District 3.
Smith averaged 29.5 points in two games. She had 28 points and 13 rebounds against Shakmak and 31 points and 12 boards against Bloomfield.
Other nominees for the honors were Nicole Anderson of Terre Haute North and Austin Karaszia of Linton.
n Rose schedule announced — The 2013 Rose-Hulman schedule features five home games and road trips to three Midwestern states.
Rose opens the season at Kalamazoo in Michigan on Sept. 7. The Engineers and Hornets will square off for the fourth straight year, with Rose-Hulman looking to avenge a 29-28 loss in last season’s opener.
The home schedule opens with a matchup against Centre on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. in the annual “Rose-Hulman Night” game.
The HCAC schedule opens with the annual homecoming game featuring Defiance on Sept. 21. Rose defeated the Yellow Jackets in Ohio by a 33-20 margin last fall.
Rose finished 5-5 overall and placed fourth in the HCAC under second-year head coach Jeff Sokol last fall. The season marked a school record eighth consecutive year that the Engineers have finished .500 or above in football.
Live in-game coverage of every Rose-Hulman football game this season will be available online at www.rose-hulman.edu/sports.
2013 Rose-Hulman schedule
Sept. 7 — at Kalamazoo, 1 p.m.
Sept. 14 — Centre, 7 p.m.
Sept. 21 — Defiance*, 2 p.m.
Sept. 28 — at Manchester*, 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 5 — Hanover*, 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 12 — at Bluffton*, 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 26 — Franklin*, 1:30 p.m.
Nov. 2 — Mount St. Joseph*, 1:30 p.m.
Nov. 9 — at Anderson*, 1:30 p.m.
Nov. 16 — at Earlham*, 1:30 p.m.
n Sycamores honored — The Indiana State baseball team led all of the men’s athletic programs in the classroom this fall, posting a 3.42 team grade-point average during the first semester of the 2012-13 academic year.
“I’m really proud of the guys. Not only have they put in a great offseason on the field, but turning in a 3.42 team GPA is exceptional,” said ISU coach Rick Heller. “It’s not easy to be a Division I student-athlete. Balancing academics and athletics is a real challenge and to do it as well as our players have is outstanding.”
Redshirt seniors Tyler Fehringer and Koby Kraemer, redshirt junior Tyler Browning and junior transfer A.J. McElderry led the team, all finishing with a perfect 4.0 GPAs this fall. In all, 28 members of 34-man roster ended the fall with at least a 3.0 GPA in the classroom.
ISU tied for the Missouri Valley Conference lead last season, earning three First-Team Academic All-MVC selections and five total MVC Scholar-Athlete picks.
The Indiana State baseball team begins its 2013 season Feb. 15-17.
n North Putnam 60, Rockville 12 — At Roachdale, Rockville got a pin win from Tylen Mills against North Putnam on Wednesday.
North Putnam 60, Rockville 12
120 — Jonah Taylor lost by fall.
126 — Chase Nichols lost by fall.
132 — Tylen Mills won by pin.
160 — Nate Fisher lost by fall.
195 — Justin Earl won by forfeit.
220 — Brendon Lucas lost by fall.
Next — Rockville will be in the North Vermillion Invitational on Dec. 27.
TERRE HAUTE —
U.S. Auto Club early race schedules have been released for next year, including dates at the Terre Haute Action Track and other tracks in the area.
DeNato proves IU can pitch too
Joey DeNato dispelled the notion that College World Series newcomer Indiana is all about offense.
The junior left-hander threw a four-hitter and the Hoosiers looked mighty comfortable at TD Ameritrade Park while beating Louisville 2-0 on Saturday night.
Etherington, Moore happy to be with ISU basketball
Not even two weeks into their college experience, Indiana State freshmen men’s basketball players Alex Etherington and Demetrius Moore stood sentinel as 115 kids ran around them collecting basketballs and getting autographs at the Greg Lansing Basketball Camp on Thursday.
ISU's Johnson invited to World University Games
Indiana State senior Felisha Johnson will be traveling the world this summer after being named to represent the United States in the women’s shot put at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia.
FROM THE PRESS BOX: Close, but no cigar, theme for ISU sports in 2012-13
When I covered my first event of Indiana State’s 2012-13 season — ISU’s opening football game at Indiana — I was the first one in the press box at IU’s Memorial Stadium. I’m never the first one in the press box.
Maybe the prospect of ISU’s season had me so pumped that I decided to get it started close to three hours early? (Or more truthfully, maybe I was over-vigilent about predicted traffic horrors on the Indiana 46 bypass that never came to pass.)
Q&A: ISU football coach Mike Sanford ready for fall
It’s hard to believe, but Mike Sanford has already been Indiana State’s football coach for six months.
Time flies, but Sanford’s task of preparing for his first season in charge of the Sycamores comes with few breaks.
Rex streak ends at 7
The Terre Haute Rex table setters — Kyle Kempf and Tyler Wampler — had three of the team’s eight hits Friday at Bob Warn Field, but the Rex offense found itself in a big early deficit for the first time this season.
Manaea’s selection puts ISU in spotlight
Once the stress and hang-wringing over where Indiana State pitcher Sean Manaea might get drafted was over, the angst subsided and was replaced with a happier emotion. Pride.
ISU’s Hope places 13th in NCAA pole vault
Indiana State senior Nicole Hope concluded her final competition of the 2013 outdoor season on Friday as she tied for 13th in the women’s pole vault at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Metro roundup: Former Sycamores take talents to CFL
Former Indiana State players Johnny Towalid and Justin Hilton were signed by teams in the Canadian Football League this week.
Exit Minnesota, enter Oregon State on 2016 football schedule
When the Big Ten Conference implemented a nine-game football schedule starting in 2016 and discouraged members from playing Football Championship Subdivision teams, there was one game on Indiana State’s future schedule that was likely on borrowed time.
ISU’s scheduled game at Minnesota in 2016.
METRO ROUNDUP: Swift reaches finals of NCAA Championships in 110-meter hurdles
Indiana State junior Greggmar Swift will be among the top eight in the NCAA in the 110-meter hurdles after qualifying for Saturday’s finals on Thursday.
Swift ran a time of 13.51 seconds to take third in his heat. He’ll run in either lane 1 or lane 8 on Saturday.
“I got out pretty good and then I hurdled three or four when I got bumped and it threw me off my rhythm,” said Swift, a native of Barbados. “I tried to get back my rhythm … but I held on for the third place.”
ISU's Manaea selected 34th overall by Royals
Indiana State pitcher Sean Manaea selected 34th overall by the Kansas City Royals.
Sycamores ready for more NCAA track success
Five of the six Indiana State athletes in Eugene, Ore., already have had some memorable track and field careers for the Sycamores.
But they’ll go ahead and try to add to their list of accomplishments in the NCAA outdoor championships this weekend.
Dustin Betz has been a scorer and key piece of eight Missouri Valley Conference championship teams between track and cross country. He’ll compete today in the 3,000-meter steeplechase as the Sycamores’ second best in the event behind Jordan Fife.
Mike Lucas joins ISU football staff
What traits do head football coaches seek out when they hire position coaches?
Indiana State football coach Mike Sanford provided insight into that question as he hired former Southeast Louisiana head coach Mike Lucas to his staff Tuesday. Lucas will be the Sycamores’ defensive line coach.
“You have to look at your staff and see what you need. I felt like in this particular case, I wanted an experienced defensive line coach. I feel like we have a mixture of experience and youth and I want to keep that going,” Sanford said.
TODD GOLDEN: MVC Tourney can be ISU success story if work is done
Prior to last week’s Missouri Valley Conference baseball tournament at Illinois State’s Duffy Bass Field, fear and loathing prevailed in some corners of the conference.
It seemed that Missouri State, Creighton, and most notably, Wichita State, had a monopoly on the season-ending tournament since the Coolidge Administration. (It had actually been since 1998.) How could the tournament make it without playing in one of the three aforementioned universities’ big venues?
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Six Sycamores heading to NCAA Track and Field championships
Three Indiana State seniors and a freshman punched their tickets Friday to the NCAA outdoor track and field championships in two weeks at Eugene, Ore. Two more got the job done Saturday on the campus of UNC Greensoboro in the East Preliminary.
Sycamores bow out of MVC Tournament
Indiana State’s baseball was out of pitching, and after a loss to Wichita State on Thursday, the Sycamores were out of second-chances too at the Missouri Valley Conference baseball tournament. What the Sycamores weren’t out of was heart, guts and clutch performances from some unlikely sources. But in the end, Friday’s elimination game rematch against the Shockers was a sampling of ISU’s season overall — the Sycamores were out of luck.
Metro Sports: Chalk up No. 5 for Liz Evans
Senior Liz Evans capped the top career in Rose-Hulman athletics history with her fifth national championship and eighth All-American award at Wisconsin-La Crosse on Friday.
Four Indiana State athletes advance to NCAA outdoor track and field championships
Three Indiana State seniors and a freshman have punched their tickets to the NCAA outdoor track and field championships in two weeks at Eugene, Ore., with their Friday efforts in the 2013 NCAA East Preliminary at Aggie Stadium on the campus of North Carolina A&T.
Wichita State shuts out ISU to force elimination-game rematch
Indiana State starting pitcher Greg Kuhlman did his best.
Actually, he did far better than he ever has previously in an ISU uniform, but while Kuhlman’s gutty pitching effort spoke volumes, ISU’s bats remained ominously silent.
Indiana State baseball now one win from MVC Championship
Indiana State’s Wednesday morning wish list probably read something like this: a dominant complete game effort from starting pitcher Devin Moore, near-immaculate defense to support him, and a steady diet of clutch situational hitting from lineup spots one to nine.
Terre Haute's Mascari running 10,000 meters for chance to get to Hayward Field
Indiana State freshman and Terre Haute North graduate John Mascari is among the enormous group of Sycamores competing this weekend at the NCAA East Preliminary. The top 48 NCAA track and field competitors in each event on this half of the United States are narrowed down to 12 who will compete at the NCAA meet at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
Manaea's shoulder causing him latest pain
Indiana State pitcher Sean Manaea has battled through so many aches and pains during the 2013 season that it can be hard to discern the serious pain from the pain he pitches through.
ISU's Negele answers call in big way in wake of Manaea injury
When Indiana State starting pitcher Sean Manaea slumped on the mound in obvious pain after he took his warm-up pitches, red flags raised for ISU’s Missouri Valley Conference tournament hopes.
ISU baseball hoping Manaea can get its MVC Tournament moving in right direction
Indiana State’s baseball team has been waiting all season for its stars to align.
But this is the 2013 Sycamores, after all, and after a season in which seemingly little has gone right, it appears its stars will remain crossed at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.
ISU track sending record 22 to postseason
On the heels of their thrilling double victory at the 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships both the Indiana State men and women moved up in the national rankings which were released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
ISU's athletic treasure trove
Think of every championship that Indiana State has won in each of its sports, past and present. Think of every tournament — postseason or regular season — which the Sycamores have claimed as their own.
Ort sets ISU RBI record in 16-7 win
Robby Ort celebrated his Indiana State baseball Senior Day on Saturday by becoming the Sycamores’ all-time leader in RBIs as ISU ended its regular season with a 16-7 win over Bradley at Bob Warn Field.
Bradley ends 16-game MVC losing streak against ISU
Momentum was the only thing riding on Indiana State’s baseball game against Bradley on Friday. With a five-game winning streak going, ISU wanted to keep the good vibes going into next week’s Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.
ISU couldn’t do it.
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