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Sycamore women waste early lead, lose at Northern Iowa
Indiana State women’s basketball led 27-18 at Northern Iowa with just a minute to before halftime, but it was all downhill from that point on.
The host Panthers finished the half on a 8-0 run, extending that to a 21-4 run to take a 39-31 advantage. The Sycamores never recovered, falling by a score of 75-49.
3 Sycamores contend for indoor national track titles
Three Indiana State athletes are among the top contenders to win an NCAA championship this weekend at the University of Arkansas.
Indianapolis natives Felicia Johnson and Brandon Pounds are two of the best throwers in the field. Johnson is ranked No. 1 in in the NCAA in weight throw with a distance of 74-feet- 1/4, while ranking No. 2 in the shot put. Pounds is second in the weight throw with his school-record throw of 73-11 3/4.
And Barbados native Greggmar Swift has run a time of 7.67 in the 60-meter hurdles to rank sixth in the NCAA.
Basketball tournament or soap opera? Many storylines heading into Arch Madness
When the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament begins tonight at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, there’s really only one burning question to ask.
Is Arch Madness a basketball tournament or a soap opera?
ISU selects nursing, health, and human services dean as provost
Richard “Biff” Williams, founding dean of the College of Nursing, Health and Human Services at Indiana State University, has been selected as the university’s next provost and vice president of academic affairs, President Dan Bradley announced Wednesday.
Odum makes MVC first-team, Sycamores' first since Renn in 2001
By Missouri Valley Conference rules, no one from the “home” school can vote for players for the All-MVC team that they coach, work for, or cover as a member of the media.
That means none of the four voters who represent ISU in the MVC voting block — ISU coach Greg Lansing, ISU sports information director Achim Hunt, ISU radio play-by-play man Brian Fritz and Tribune-Star writer Todd Golden — were allowed to vote for Odum on their ballots.
Indiana State women fall to Wichita State
The final statistics Sunday afternoon showed visiting Wichita State with a 38-34 rebounding advantage over Indiana State in Missouri Valley Conference women’s basketball.
It seemed like a wider disparity than that to coach Teri Moren and the Sycamores themselves, after the Shockers spoiled Senior Day for Taylor Whitley and Andrea Rademacher by converting 15 offensive rebounds into 14 second-chance points during a 63-53 win.
ISU to play Evansville in MVC Tournament
Indiana State won't have to wait long to get another shot at Evansville.
After losing to Evansville 84-68 on Saturday at the Ford Center, ISU earned the No. 5 seed in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament and will have a rematch with the No. 4-seeded Purple Aces at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.
ISU softball falls to No. 23 Georgia, Radford
After falling 9-1 to No. 23-ranked Georgia in its first game, the Indiana State softball team fell in a 3-2 heartbreaker to Radford in the Bulldog Invitational on Saturday.
“It was a great fastpitch game,” ISU coach Shane Bouman said. “The day came down to one pitch, one defensive play and one at-bat. They made the plays and we didn’t. We have learned a lot already this season.”
ISU’s Swift wins hurdles at Notre Dame
Greggmar Swift continued his preparation for the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Alex Wilson Invitational Saturday, winning his semifinal heat and the finals of the 60 meter hurdles at the University of Notre Dame.
Stacia Weatherford, Leeann Michl, Kimyanna Rudolph (pole vault, 13-feet-2 1/2), and Dustin Betz (mile, 4:05.96) each established career best efforts as the second day of the meet was conducted in the Loftus Sports Center.
Swift cruised to the win in the finals with a time of 7.15 seconds. Virginia Tech’s Jeff Artis-Gray was second with a time of 7.82. Sycamore Adarius Washington ran 8.10 to finish fourth in the finals.
Indiana State unable to find its defense at Evansville
For about 10 minutes on Saturday at Evansville, Indiana State’s fans caught a glimpse of the team that had played its way into Missouri Valley Conference contention in early February.
Unfortunately for the Sycamores, it proved to be a mirage.
TILL IT'S OVER: Whitley’s determination on display for ISU Senior Day
Taylor Whitley averaged 12.1 points, 4.7 assists and went on an offensive rampage two years ago in St. Charles, Mo., to earn All-Missouri Valley Conference Tournament accolades.
A knee injury caused her a major setback as a junior, but Whitley’s senior year seems to have gone just how she would like it to: with her in the background doing the dirty work for a team that ranks among the NCAA’s best in scoring defense. The Sycamores are allowing 53.7 points-per-game, which is the best in the program’s history by a wide margin.
It’s a team that plays harder consistently for 40 minutes than any I’ve watched in 10 years covering ISU women’s basketball.
Terre Haute’s Hutson takes second at USA track championships
Indiana State’s Felisha Johnson and Brandon Pounds went against the best in the nation and former ISU standout Kylie Hutson placed second in the women’s pole vault during the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday in the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Johnson finished fourth in the women’s weight throw with her best throw coming on her fifth attempt with a distance of 73 feet, 0 3/4 inches. It is the fifth time this season that Johnson has had a throw better than 70 feet.
Gwen Berry (Nike/NYAC) won the indoor title with a season-best throw of 81-0 1/2 with Amber Campbell (Nike) going 77-8 1/4 for second. Campbell was the defending champion and set the meet record a year ago with a throw of 81-3 1/4. Jeneva McCall (NYAC) was third with a distance of 74-2 1/2.
Sycamores want to recover their ‘grindability’
For Indiana State’s men’s basketball team, these are hard times.
Second-half run lifts ISU over MSU
Indiana State used a 16-3 run to beat Missouri State 71-63 in a Missouri Valley Conference women's college basketball game Friday night.
ISU’s Zangmeister posts career best in 5,000 meters
Indiana State junior Jessica Zangmeister edged closer to the Indiana State record in the women’s 5,000 meters as she closed out her indoor season with a career-best time of 17:05.02 in the Alex Wilson Invitational on Friday.
ISU women begin final homestand
Indiana State squandered a big opportunity on Sunday to move into a third-place tie in the Missouri Valley Conference, but coach Teri Moren’s squad has four games remaining to maintain its spot among the league leaders.
That begins with a two-game homestand in which the Sycamores have a chance to sweep the season series with Missouri State for the first time since 2008 and the chance to knock off league leader Wichita State.
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VIDEO: No Arop, no energy, no victory for Sycamores
Indiana State’s men’s basketball team wanted to use its last home game of the season Wednesday as a springboard to success in next week’s Missouri Valley Conference tournament.
Streak Snapped: Illinois State stops Indiana State
Illinois State snapped Indiana State’s four-game winning streak Sunday, also keeping the Sycamores’ women’s basketball team from joining the Redbirds on their perch at third place in the Missouri Valley Conference.
ISU men take MVC Indoor title
The Indiana State men’s track & field team captured its second Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship in three years while the Sycamore women posted their best finish since 2001 in finishing runner-up to Wichita State.
With help of easy access to film, Munn, Sycamores growing as a team
With three players new to the starting lineup and multiple freshmen and sophomores contributing, Indiana State coach Teri Moren and her veteran staff have done their share of teaching throughout the season.
While it’s nothing new to sports to use film as a tool to aid in that learning process, modern technology makes the process of watching video footage of a team’s own games and opponents’ games a different process than in the past.
Sycamores regain spring in step with BracketBusters win against Iona
Every journey starts with a single step. As Indiana State’s men’s basketball team began its two-week trek to St. Louis and the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, it was equally important to regain a spring in that step.
The satisfaction of winning is a simple thing, but it’s a feeling ISU badly needed to regain.
FROM THE PRESSBOX: Final minute vs. Iona shows' ISU's potential
It’s too bad you can’t synthesize things in life down to their best moments.
How great would it be to have a DVR where you could fast-forward through all of life’s struggles and hardship and just play the good parts?
If such a wondrous contraption existed, Indiana State’s men’s basketball team would no doubt rewind and replay the final minute of its 65-64 victory over Iona on Saturday on an endless loop.
Indiana State softball team loses twice
The Indiana State softball team dropped two close games in the Blues City Classic on Saturday, falling 5-3 to UMKC and 3-0 to Nicholls State.
Gaels throw curve ball at ISU
Basketball for breakfast is on tap at Hulman Center on Saturday.
Indiana State and Iona have a rare 11 a.m. tipoff in their ESPN BracketBusters game today. It’s a case where both teams hope the sun rises on a new day as far as their fortunes are concerned.
Conway, Manaea lead ISU baseball to victory
The Indiana State baseball team used a two-out two-run single by junior Owen Conway and 10 strikeouts from junior Sean Manaea on Friday, edging the College of Charleston Cougars by a 3-1 score on the campus of Auburn University.
Back on attack: Former Linton standout Fougerousse finding her way
After shoulder surgery in 2011, Stephanie Fougerousse hung up the softball cleats, gave up significant scholarship money to play for Tennessee State and went to school closer to home at Indiana State. Fougerousse, who led Linton High School to consecutive Class 2A runner-up finishes, is back in the pitching circle. She walked on for Indiana State and she’s leading the Sycamores in innings pitched (35) and earned-run average (4.00) so far this season.
TILL IT'S OVER: NCAA-leading throwers, Valley talent lead ISU into MVC Championships
Indiana State women’s track coach Angie Martin may have understated things when she said Tuesday that “we’re kind of on a little bit of a roll.”
Shocked by Wichita State: ISU men's basketball eliminated from MVC title race
Indiana State regained some of its mojo against Wichita State on Tuesday. Some things that had been going wrong went right for the Sycamores.
But the things that went wrong did them in.
ISU had 16 turnovers and eight misses at the foul line. They proved costly as Wichita State defeated ISU 66-62 in men’s basketball inside Hulman Center.
The loss was ISU’s third in a row — its longest losing skid of the season. ISU — which had a share of first place in the Missouri Valley Conference eight days ago — was eliminated from MVC title contention and fell into fourth place in the league.
ISU seeks better ‘effort and enthusiasm’
While Wichita State kicked back and enjoyed a victory at Illinois State on Sunday — or got kicked as the case may be — Indiana State was roughing it.
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