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Hoosiers look to influences to prepare for N.C. State

When the football team opens its season against North Carolina State Saturday at Memorial Stadium, it could be as close as the Hoosiers will get to playing defending national champion Florida State or offensive powerhouse Brigham Young University.

Freshman middle blocker overcomes adversity

To anyone who doesn't know her well, freshman Melissa Brewer looks like any other student and just another player on the volleyball court. But if they saw her at night, after her contacts have been taken out, they'd find a different story.

Purdue has high hopes

Before the season began and Purdue disposed of Central Michigan last Saturday by a 48-0 count, Boilermaker coach Joe Tiller outlined the central key to any success Purdue will have this year. Not surprisingly, it involves quarterback Drew Brees.

Basketball team gains an assistant

Former Ohio State University assistant coach Les Fertig has joined the IU basketball coaching staff as an administrative assistant. Fertig arrived on campus Monday and was in Assembly Hall teaching the coaching basketball class Tuesday morning. He will spend the rest of the week moving from Columbus to Bloomington and assume his duties Sept. 12.

Midfielders guide potent offense

Junior Kelly Kram can't explain it. Freshman Emily Hotz shrugs her shoulders and smiles. They mutter "practice" and "hard work" ' all the usuals, but when it comes down to it, they are clueless.

Injury puts Michigan's title hopes on hold

Earlier this summer, New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner told Drew Henson he would make the young phenom a Yankee for life if he would quit playing football. Many would not be able to refuse the offer to play with baseball's most historic team, but Henson could not let his dream of leading the University of Michigan to a national championship die.

Coach shuffles soccer team's starting lineup

Men's soccer coach Jerry Yeagley didn't like what he saw offensively Friday night when IU played Portland, and he didn't hesitate to change his lineup. In hopes of getting center midfielders Ryan Mack, a junior, and Pat Noonan, a sophomore, more involved in the attack, Yeagley tried several lineups against Portland Friday and UCLA Saturday.

Hoosiers defeated in opener

IU men's soccer coach Jerry Yeagley said during two-day practices his team hadn't been tested. He said after two exhibition games it hadn't been tested.

Bruins outplay national champs

Junior midfielder Ryan Mack choked on his words as he talked about the penalty kick he missed in IU's 2-1 loss to UCLA Saturday night. Blades of grass clung to his elbows and chin, and sweat rolled over the scars on his cheeks and forehead as he stood on the field at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Some of his teammates stood motionless, while others sat on the wet turf after the game.

Field hockey returns after 18 years

One of the buzzes in the athletic department this weekend doesn't involve the basketball or football teams. Nearly two decades after IU fielded its last varsity field hockey team, the sport makes its anticipated return 1 p.m. Saturday against Slippery Rock in Mellencamp Pavilion.

Rugby team starts season against Purdue

Scores of new club rugby players, some with experience and some without, hope to start their season with a victory against rival Purdue. The Mudsharks begin the season against Purdue at 1 p.m., Sept. 9 in West Lafayette, Ind.

No Dayne, no problem for Badgers

National championship and Wisconsin are two words rarely used in the same sentence. Wisconsin has never won a national title, and from 1963 until Barry Alvarez took over as head coach in 1990, the Badgers were one of the Big Ten's pushovers.

Colts travel to Kansas City

For Colts fans everywhere, it is the day they have been waiting for since Jan. 16. On that winter day, Indianapolis dropped a 19-16 decision to Tennessee at the RCA Dome in a Divisional playoff game. In a three-hour span, everything the Colts had worked for during the 1999 season was gone.

Volleyball to open against Cincinnati

The volleyball team found itself having to adjust to a new setting last night, before it faced Cincinnati. Only hours before their practice, the Hoosiers found that instead of playing in the University Gym, where their matches are usually held, they were to play in Assembly Hall, which is noticeably larger.

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