Sycamores wrap up season sweep of Purdue in baseball
Jordan Pearson went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and all nine position starters for the Indiana State baseball team recorded at least one hit, leading the Sycamores to a 10-5 victory and a season sweep of Purdue in front of 679 fans Tuesday at Bob Warn Field.
ISU claimed its second consecutive game and improved to 14-13 overall, while Purdue dropped to 11-19. The Sycamores are 4-1 against the Big Ten Conference this season after sweeping their two-game series with the Boilermakers and winning two out of three at Minnesota in mid-March.
ISU and Purdue combined for nine runs over the first three innings as the Sycamores took a 5-4 lead. Pearson (single), Mike Fitzgerald (single), Tyler Wampler (one-run single), Landon Curry (single) and Cody Zimmerman (two-run single) tallied five consecutive hits with one out in the bottom of the second inning as ISU scored four runs in the frame.
Metro roundup: ISU’s Allee breaks steals record in twinbill split
Junior Morgan Allee broke the ISU single-season stolen bases record as the Indiana State softball team split a doubleheader with the Jaguars of IUPUI Tuesday at Price Field.
ISU defeated IUPUI 7-0 in the opener and fell 17-6 in the nightcap.
“It's nice to be able to get records but it's really not that important to me,” Allee said about breaking the record. “I would rather us win every game than for me to personally break any records.”
Allee led off the bottom of the first inning of the first game with a walk and promptly stole second base to break the ISU single-season record.
DePauw's Huffman named DIII women’s Coach of Year
Following a 34-0 season, including the NCAA Division III title, DePauw’s Kris Huffman has been named the Division III Coach of the Year by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
ISU baseball drops second game at Wichita State
The Indiana State baseball team scored two runs in the top of the first inning on Saturday at Eck Stadium in Wichita, Kan., but the Wichita State Shockers scored 11 of the game’s next 12 runs to secure the Missouri Valley Conference series victory with an 11-3 win.
METRO ROUNDUP: Evans sets all-time record for Division III high jump
Rose-Hulman senior Liz Evans set a new NCAA Division III all-time record in the outdoor high jump on Saturday to lead the Engineers’ effort at Bellarmine University.
Sanford seeking more from defense
According to Indiana State football coach Mike Sanford, defense had been ahead of the offense in the eight spring practices prior to Friday’s scrimmage. And it stood to reason.
Metro roundup: Sanford’s debut ISU football scrimmage today
Indiana State’s football team will conduct its first scrimmage of spring practice at 3:30 p.m. today at Memorial Stadium.
ISU is one practice short of where it expected to be this spring. Snow wiped out one of the scheduled March practices.
Given that, new ISU football coach Mike Sanford put the onus on the urgency of learning his new offensive and defensive schemes.
“I feel like we are learning our offense, defense and special teams, but we need to learn it better. That’s the state of the union right now,” said Sanford after Thursday’s practice.
There are several position battles extent through spring. Even though it will be ISU’s first scrimmage, evaluation for those starting positions will be paramount today.
Indiana State baseball breaks losing streak at Purdue
Indiana State’s baseball team broke its four-game losing streak in the most dramatic manner possible.
Sophomore Landon Curry and junior Cody Zimmerman each drove in a run with two outs in the top of the ninth inning as the ISU won a 4-3 victory on the road over Purdue at Alexander Field.
Etherington finds home with Sycamores
When Alex Etherington made a verbal commitment to Kansas State in the summer of 2012, the pull of home and being near family hadn’t tugged on him just yet.
But it did by November 2012. Etherington never signed with the Wildcats and decided he needed to make his college home close to his real home in Cicero.
Wabash baseball tops Rose-Hulman
Wabash College scored two runs in the third inning and two in the fifth to top Rose-Hulman 4-1 in non-conference baseball Wednesday afternoon.
Mahurin leaving ISU for chance to play with brother at Indiana Wesleyan
Indiana State coach Greg Lansing announced Tuesday that 6-foot-8 forward R.J. Mahurin has elected to transfer to Indiana Wesleyan for his senior season.
METRO ROUNDUP: Shaw named finalist for National Coach of the Year
Rose-Hulman head coach Jim Shaw has been named one of 15 finalists for the 2013 Glenn Robinson National Coach of the Year Award, which will be named on Friday.
ISU baseball falls short against 17-6 Missouri State
The Indiana State baseball team dropped its third straight game Saturday as the Missouri State Bears clinched the series win with a 5-1 Missouri Valley Conference victory at Hammons Field.
Crean, Hoosiers hoping to build upon memorable 2012-13 season
Indiana left Washington in a dour mood.
Coach Tom Crean knows his team can’t afford to let it linger if it intends to continue chasing another national championship banner.
After falling two wins short of their own expectations, making their first Final Four trip 2002, the Hoosiers headed home after Thursday’s stinging loss to Syracuse trying to keep this loss in perspective.
METRO ROUNDUP: Rose-Hulman baseball falls to Bluffton
Bluffton scored two runs in the third inning and three in the sixth to earn a 7-2 victory over Rose-Hulman in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference baseball Friday.
FROM THE PRESSBOX: NCAA got it right with Louisville in Indianapolis
The worst decision and the best decisions made by the NCAA Tournament selection committee shared space on Lucas Oil Stadium’s hardwood Friday night.
The Midwest Regional’s opener pitted Louisville and Oregon, two teams that were on the opposite sides of the NCAA’s coin on Selection Sunday.
Oregon, winner of the Pac-12 Tournament and Pac-12 runner-up in the regular season, was shockingly seeded 12th in the Midwest Region.
Missouri State ace sends ISU to second straight loss
Behind redshirt junior Nick Petree’s two-hit shutout pitching, the Missouri State baseball team earned a 3-0 Missouri Valley Conference victory over Indiana State in the series opener Friday evening at Hammons Field.
Manaea takes his 0.84 ERA to Springfield to face Missouri State ace
Scouts might out-number fans tonight at Missouri State’s Hammons Field as Indiana State and Missouri State open a three-game series tonight.
Why? Tonight’s 5 p.m. game will be a showdown between two of the nation’s most highly-touted college pitchers — ISU’s Sean Manaea and Missouri State’s Nick Petree.
Rhett Smith departs ISU; Lansing turns down Drake offer
When a player leaves a college basketball program, it usually goes one of two ways. It’s amicable or contentious.
Rhett Smith’s departure from Indiana State’s program would be filed under the former category.
ISU coach Greg Lansing and Smith met earlier this week and the two decided to part company. It was a mutual decision as the Sullivan native played sparingly during his freshman season with the Sycamores.
Indiana unable to solve Syracuse zone as Hoosiers fall to 4th-seeded Oragne
All the talk leading up to the Indiana-Syracuse matchup in
the Sweet 16 centered around Syracuse’s dynamic 2-3 zone defense.
On Thursday night, we found out why.
ISU track to begin outdoor season in big meet at SIU
Indiana State will begin its 2013 outdoor track and field season this weekend as it participates in the Bill Cornell Spring Classic hosted by Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Ill.
UIC snaps ISU baseball team's five-game winning streak
Indiana State’s baseball team struggled offensively and on the mound through the first 8 1/2 innings, then its two-run ninth inning fell tantalizingly short in a 6-2 loss to Illinois-Chicago on a chilly Wednesday afternoon and evening at Bob Warn Field.
Long, athletic Syracuse zone causes Hoosiers to pause
Indiana thought it had seen just about everything when it escaped the brutal Big Ten Conference with an outright title.
Then the Hoosiers started looking at tape on Syracuse’s zone defense.
Fort Harrison State Park has rooms for weekend visitors
Sports fans and others planning to visit Indianapolis this weekend might want to consider Fort Harrison State Park for their lodging needs.
Despite snow, ISU football practices heating up
With the snow melting at Memorial Stadium, the Indiana State football team was still getting plenty of work done Tuesday afternoon during the Sycamores’ important first spring under new coach Mike Sanford.
Maintaining an outstanding defense will be vital to their ability to build upon last season’s success and several key defenders have been lost, particularly in the front seven.
Associate head coach and defensive coordinator Brian Cabral is enjoying his challenge with the Sycamores after spending 24 years coaching at his alma mater, Colorado. Cabral was an All-American linebacker for the Buffaloes before spending six of his eight years in the NFL with the Chicago Bears.
He faces the challenge of replacing three starting linebackers and an All-American defensive end (Ben Obaseki) on a defense that was one of the stingiest in the Football Championship Subdivision in 2012.
Aaron Archie and Jacoby Washington have graduated and Georgia native Tarris Batiste has joined former ISU coach Trent Miles at Georgia State.
ISU’s Megan Stone honored by MVC
Indiana State sophomore Megan Stone has earned her first Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week honors, the league office announced this week.
Stone led the Sycamores in the three games they played, finishing the week with a .667 batting average. Stone went 6 for 9 at the plate with three runs batted in and crushed her fourth home run of the season Saturday. For the weekend, she also received two walks, leading to a .727 on-base percentage. For the season, Stone owns a .361 batting average and .447 on-base percentage with 19 RBIs and a team-leading four homers and nine doubles.
Demand up for Indy NCAA regional tickets, rooms
INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis tourism officials say Louisville, Michigan State and Duke basketball fans are driving up demand for hotel rooms and tickets to the NCAA men’s regional basketball tournament.
FROM THE PRESSBOX: Crean, Temple's Dumphy a stark contrast in personality
The contrast between Indiana coach Tom Crean and Temple coach Fran Dunphy is the difference between a live wire and a python.
Personality-wise, the two coaches who will face off in today’s NCAA Tournament third round game at UD Arena couldn’t be more different.
Indiana State baseball sweeps series from Southern Illinois
Indiana State completed a weekend sweep of visiting Southern Illinois in Missouri Valley Conference baseball, winning a pair of games on Bob Warn Field at Sycamore Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Temple excited to 'play against the best'
Temple was respectful. Temple was almost deferential.
But it was clear during Saturday’s press availability prior to today’s NCAA Tournament third round matchup between Indiana and Temple that the Owls welcomed the challenge of potentially taking down the East Region’s No. 1 seed.
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