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.
Freshman guard Ferrell helps Hoosiers roll in NCAA opener
Leave it to the kid to lead the Hoosiers. Yogi Ferrell scored the game’s first nine points and finished with 16 points and a career-high-tying eight rebounds as Indiana routed James Madison 83-62 Friday in the second round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Ankle injury doesn’t slow down Sycamores’ ace
It probably won’t make the hitters from Southern Illinois feel any better today if they learn that Indiana State’s Sean Manaea was a question mark entering Friday afternoon’s game.
Metro Roundup: Big seventh inning propels Indiana State softball
The Indiana State softball team used a seven-run sixth inning to grab a 9-7 win over Missouri State in the Sycamores’ 2013 home opener Friday at Price Field.
Indiana senior Elston glad for playing time
He’s the one of Indiana’s three seniors who hasn’t been a major on-court contributor this season.
While Christian Watford and Jordan Hulls have been starters for all but one of the Hoosiers’ games this season, Derek Elston’s final year in the cream and crimson has been full of ups and down.
ISU's season goes from impressive feats to examining what happened
Indiana State’s 68-52 loss to Iowa in the National Invitation Tournament closed the chapter on the 2012-13 men’s basketball season. But the legacy of the just-completed campaign, and how it can be judged, might not be known until the conclusion of next season.
James Madison taking confident approach into game with IU
James Madison coach Matt Brady sat in the locker room at halftime of his team’s game Wednesday night and pleaded with them to play their best basketball.
The Dukes led LIU Brooklyn 32-31, with the winner advancing to today’s NCAA Tournament second-round game with No. 1 seed Indiana.
ISU recruit Rhagen Smith makes Indiana All-Star team
Like mother, like daughter.
Twenty-eight years after her mother Maria Stockberger (now Smith) was named to the Indiana All-Stars for girls high school basketball in 1985, Sullivan senior and Indiana State recruit Rhagen Smith learned this week that she will be a member of the same team in 2013.
ISU women fall short at Youngstown State in WNIT
The Indiana State women’s basketball team saw its season come to an end Thursday night as Youngstown State earned a 63-51 home victory in the opening round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament in front of 1,803 fans inside Beeghly Center.
Second half dooms ISU; Iowa wins NIT opener 68-52
For 20 minutes on Wednesday, Indiana State showed the nation why it earned a National Invitation Tournament bid.
For the last 20 minutes, the Sycamores showed why they lost eight of their last 10 games.
After controlling parts of the first half, ISU trailed by one at halftime, but its second-half inability to prevent mistakes ensured that its season would come to an end. Iowa won 68-52 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
ISU women start WNIT trail at Youngstown State
Climbing the ladder of success includes getting knocked down a rung on occasion.
Indiana State coach Teri Moren leads the Sycamores into the Women’s NIT today, making her first Division I postseason appearance as a head coach. The 18-12 Sycamores have lost three out of four, but it’s been an enjoyable season as ISU looks to match the most wins in a season since the 2006-07 team went 19-11.
Youngstown State is coming off a 72-45 loss in the Horizon League Tournament semifinals, but it’s been a historic season for the Penguins (22-9), who have made one of the best one-year turnarounds in the NCAA this season.
Rose swimmers begin national competition
Rose-Hulman senior John Huster and freshman Orion Martin began competition at the NCAA Division III swimming championships Wednesday.
Martin finished 38th in the 50-yard freestyle preliminaries with a time of 21.26 seconds on Wednesday morning. Huster came home 48th in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:55.75.
Butler, Creighton, Xavier join new Big East
Butler, Creighton and Xavier are moving to the new Big East.
They will join the so-called Catholic 7 basketball schools who left to start a new conference and are keeping the Big East name. The league also announced Wednesday its completed broadcasting deal with Fox.
Ready for more: Rested ISU excited to make men's NIT run
Success in the National Invitation Tournament is often predicated on how a team approaches it.
Is the NIT a validation of a season that was more successful than expected? Or is it a disappointing consolation prize in season that had NCAA Tournament promise?
Indiana State’s men’s basketball team is hoping to take the former approach as it plays its first NIT game in 35 years as it travels to play Iowa at 7 p.m. today.
By the time the Sycamores takes the Carver-Hawkeye Arena floor tonight, it will have been 11 days since they last played. It seems an eternity, but the break away from basketball might have been just what they needed.
Sanford’s Sycamores picking up the pace
Indiana State football players and coaches bounced around on a sunny winter day at Memorial Stadium as the first day of spring practice officially initiated the Sycamores into the Mike Sanford era.
Sanford began the installation of a no-huddle offense, while associate head coach Brian Cabral will lead an aggressive, fast-paced defense.
“The tempo’s real nice,” said ISU quarterback Mike Perish, who threw for 1,615 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2012. “We’ll have the ability to balance our offense a little bit more. Last year, we were a pretty heavy run team [with Shakir Bell racking up 1,475 yards]. We’ll be able to balance it out a little bit more. I’m just excited to keep learning more every day.”
Perish, 6-foot-4 redshirt freshman Robert Tonyan Jr., and former Northview standout Trent Lancaster worked in 7-on-7 against defenders with veteran receivers such as Tanner Riley, Demory Lawshe, Donald Spencer and former running back and defensive back Taje High.
Metro roundup: ISU baseball routs Austin Peay 8-1
Five pitchers for the Indiana State baseball team limited the visiting Austin Peay Governors to just two hits and one unearned run on a chilly Tuesday afternoon on Bob Warn Field at Sycamore Stadium, leading the Sycamores to an 8-1 victory.
ISU moved back above the .500 mark with the win, pushing their record to 8-7 for the season. Austin Peay dropped to 17-3 overall, seeing its nine-game winning streak — which was the longest in the nation — come to an end in Terre Haute.
APSU took the lead in the top of the second inning as Cody Hudson reached on a single before stealing second base. Hudson stole third later in the frame and scored when catcher Mike Fitzgerald’s throw to third went into left field.
ISU women to visit Youngstown State on Thursday in WNIT
The Indiana State women’s basketball team will continue its season this week in the Women’s NIT, making the program's first postseason appearance since a second straight WNIT appearance in 2006.
NIT bid for ISU; homecoming for Lansing
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Rest is over; NIT wait is on for ISU basketball
ISU has returned to practice with the hope of being chosen for the National Invitation Tournament. Pairings are to be announced at 9 p.m. tonight and will be broadcast on ESPNU.
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Hoosiers lament failure to win Big Ten Tournament
Logic might dictate that it was in Indiana’s best interest to not win Saturday against Wisconsin.
After all, the Hoosiers had already won the Big Ten’s regular-season title, are almost certainly going to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament anyway, and could probably use an extra day off as they prepare to try to win six games in three weeks.
METRO ROUNDUP: Golden Gophers blank Sycamores
Minnesota evened the weekend college baseball series with Indiana State by recording a 3-0 victory Saturday afternoon in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
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