Young Pioneer is the first team of international students to participate in Little 500. The team failed to qualify in 2015. Carl Field volunteered to be their coach after reading about them in an article by the Herald Times. Field said he believes Young Pioneer's qualifying this year will encourage different kinds of groups to join Little 500.
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The Hoosiers face the defending national champions Saturday.
Michigan State is the first of ranked opponents for IU this week.
The film series will feature fairy tale classics.