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Column: Why you should watch these Hoosiers compete

Now is the time of year in which both winter and spring sports are in action. Wrestling and basketball are coming to an end while baseball and softball are just starting up. Here’s a rundown of all sports currently playing, sans men’s

Sport Water Polo

Record 8-3

Why You Should Care The No. 9 water polo team is the highest-ranked team at IU right now. Although you won’t be able to catch them in action in Bloomington until the Divisional Championships in April, the team deserves some attention. The Hoosiers have six more matches scheduled against ranked teams.

Sport Men’s Tennis

Record 6-3

Catch Them In Action March 3

Why You Should Care The men’s tennis team is currently ranked No. 25. The team has yet to win a road match, but it will need to improve this situation if the players hope to achieve their goal of being ranked individually at the beginning of the Big Ten season. The fact that the team is ranked without having many singles or doubles players in the top 100 rankings shows the balance the Hoosiers have this season.

Sport Women’s Tennis

Record 7-1

Catch Them In Action Feb. 19

Why You Should Care Junior Leslie Hureau has been a standout for the Hoosiers to start the season. She is playing strongly in the No. 1 singles spot and continues to lead the team after earning singles All-American honors last season. The Hoosiers are currently on a seven-match win streak.

Sport Wrestling

Record 11-7

Why You Should Care The wrestling team has had a solid year, and the end of February means the Big Ten Championships are right around the corner. The Hoosiers have one more match against No. 18 Northwestern before traveling to West Lafayette, Ind., on March 3. The tournament will be tough because eight Big Ten teams are ranked in the top 25. After the Big Ten Championships, individuals will find out if they have qualified for NCAA berths.

Sport Men’s Golf

Catch Them In Action April 7

Why You Should Care The men’s golf team had a strong fall season that has helped it gain high seeds in the upcoming spring tournaments. If the team can continue its high level of play, it could be a strong competitor in the Big Ten tournament and NCAA championships, which take place in the spring for both men’s and women’s golf.

Sport Baseball

Catch Them In Action March 21

Why You Should Care Baseball is just fun to watch. That’s why everyone should care, and we happen to have a decent baseball team. It’s easy to walk up Fee Lane and catch a full game or just a few innings during a warm spring day. The baseball team looks competitive again this year, so we will just have to wait and see the record they put together before their opening game in Bloomington. The team will be playing in the warmer weather until the middle of March, when it will take on Eastern Kentucky.

Sport Women’s Basketball

Record 5-20

Catch Them in Action Feb. 19

Why You Should Care OK, I know a 5-20 women’s basketball team on a 12-game losing streak isn’t the most exciting thing to look forward to. The women’s team only has two home games left and is still looking for its first Big Ten win. Just take the trip to Assembly Hall on Sunday and see them at least once before you graduate.

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