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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
basketball.


Questions linger for IU baseball prior to season

With IU Coach Tracy Smith and the IU men’s baseball team kicking off the season at Wednesday’s Media Day, here are three big questions the Hoosiers will have to answer this season.




Hoosier Hype podcast, Episode 7

Host Max McCombs is joined by basketball beat writer and former baseball beat reporter Kevin Bowen to discuss the IU baseball Fall series and offer an early preview of the 2012 IU baseball team.


Column: Rightfully spitting in the face of tradition

With USA Today’s front page article this week, it is clear the habit doesn’t get MLB Commissioner Bud Selig too excited. He has taken up the battle to ban smokeless tobacco in clubhouses and dugouts for major league teams.


Source: IU Recreational Sports

New baseball/softball complex will displace intramural athletes

The new varsity baseball and softball stadiums will take the place of the intramural fields on the north edge of campus near 45/46 and Fee Lane and will leave the nearly 10,000 participants of intramural sports without a home field.


New baseball and softball facilities approved, will open in 2013

On Aug. 19, the IU Board of Trustees approved construction of a new baseball and softball complex to be built north of the Indiana Tennis Center and Mellencamp
Pavilion. Ground is scheduled to be broken in spring 2012. The stadiums should be ready for the 2013 season.


Trustees approve baseball, softball complex

IU baseball and softball will have a new complex for the 2013 baseball and softball seasons. The Board of Trustees approved the construction on Thursday with the goal of starting construction in spring 2012 and completing it for the 2013 seasons.



Alex Dickerson crosses home base in a game against Indiana State on April 28, 2010 at Sembower Field.

IU alumnus Alex Dickerson steps up to the plate

Before former IU baseball standout and recent MLB draftee Alex Dickerson ever swung for the fences in a cream and crimson uniform, he was confronted with a decision that would determine his future both on and off the field.


Junior outfielder Alex Dickerson swings the bat during the Hoosiers' 5-1 win against Moorehead State on April 20, 2011 at Sembower Field.

Dickerson leaves IU, signs with Pittsburgh Pirates

Outfielder Alex Dickerson, the former Big Ten Player of the Year for IU, signed a professional baseball contract July 15 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, officially foregoing his senior season with the Hoosiers.


Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees strokes a double in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday at Yankee Stadium in New York. Jeter hit his 3,000th career home run against the Rays on Saturday.

Breaking up is hard to do

One of life’s toughest challenges is coming to grips with the end of something special.
This past winter, when Derek Jeter was negotiating his new contract, the Yankees were prepared for this sobering reality. Their hard-line financial stance was a clear indication that they thought Jeter had little left in the tank.


Junior outfielder Alex Dickerson swings the bat during the Hoosiers' 5-1 win against Moorehead State on April 20 at Sembower Field.

IU's Dickerson, Monar selected in MLB Draft

Dickerson, who is tied for the school's all-time home runs lead, was selected in the third round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a first baseman, and left-handed pitcher Monar was taken by the Washington Nationals in the draft's 12th round.


IU baseball players earn All-Big Ten honors

Junior Alex Dickerson and freshman Joey DeNato each were named First Team All-Big Ten. Sophomore Micah Johnson earned Third Team honors, and DeNato and fellow freshman Dustin DeMuth were selected to the conference's All-Freshman squad.



IU sophomore Jerrud Sabourin fouls off a pitch during IU's 10-6 loss to Eastern Michigan on March 10, 2009 at Sembower Field.

Sabourin goes out as IU’s all-time hits leader

The Hoosiers’ season-ending three losses last weekend at Illinois closed Jerrud Sabourin's  record-breaking career.  He leaves IU as the school’s all-time hits leader.


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