BOSTON (AP) - The NHL suspended Boston defenseman Kyle McLaren on Sunday for rest of the Bruins' playoff series against Montreal for the hit that sent Richard Zednik to the hospital.
Regulation wasn't enough time to determine the Hoosiers' fate. Neither was four overtimes. It took a fifth and final overtime Saturday to decide who would move on the the Eastern Championships title game. And the team that moved on was Michigan. The rival Wolverines won 8-7 victory, and IU ended up taking third at the Eastern Championships with a victory over Princeton this past weekend.
The men's and women's track and field teams completed the first of several big weekends to come in the next month. This weekend's meets were marred with such bad weather at West Lafayette that the Boilermaker Open was cancelled after only a few events.
The IU men's baseball team could not get its bats going in cold Minnesota as it fell 8-1 and 4-2 in what was supposed to be a four-game series. Saturday's doubleheader was canceled because of inclement weather, and the two teams salvaged the final game Sunday.
This weekend marks the culmination of a season that began in early September. The men's golf team travels to East Lansing, Mich., to participate in the Bruce Fossum/Taylor Made Invitational played host to by Michigan State.
Michigan has won five titles this year in tournaments in which the IU women's golf team has competed. This weekend, the Hoosiers are hoping to overcome Michigan's dominating season in the tournament that matters most. All of the Big Ten schools compete today through Sunday in the conference tournament in Champaign, Ill.
The IU men's tennis team couldn't quite get the job done against No. 6 Michigan at the Big Ten Championships Thursday. The No. 11 Hoosiers lost 4-2 in Columbus, Ohio, at the Stickney Tennis Center. Senior Milan Rakvica won at the No. 1 position for IU, beating the Wolverines' Henry Beam 7-6(2), 6-4.
This weekend the Hoosiers travel to Princeton, N.J., in hopes of securing a national championship berth. IU is the fifth seed in Collegiate Water Polo Association Eastern Championships.
The Hoosiers head to Minnesota this weekend for a crucial series with the Golden Gophers. IU needs to win the four-game series to stay close to first-place Ohio State, which has a two-game lead over IU and Michigan State. The Hoosiers and Spartans are 9-6 in conference, and Minnesota follows in fourth place with one less win.
Going into its final weekend of Big Ten competition, the IU softball team is still in search of its first win in conference play. The Hoosiers play host to both Penn State and Ohio State for two games apiece this weekend.
The last weekend in April is an important time for the IU track and field teams. The men will be attending two meets, while the women attend three. Both teams will travel to the Drake Relays in Iowa and the Purdue Relays, and the women are also attending the Penn Relays. The Penn Relays is one of the biggest meets of the year. Talented athletes from all over the country come to compete. It isn't only a collegiate meet, either. The best high school runners in the country and relay teams from around the world also compete.
One can tell by the respect Ken Hydinger commands that he is not an average coach. Coaches must gain their players' respect before the players will listen and truly believe in their coach's philosophy. Hydinger has done that.
The women's tennis team is hoping homecourt advantage at the Big Ten championships will preclude history from repeating itself. The Hoosiers (5-5) take on Penn State (1-9) in the first round of the conference championship today. In last year's quarterfinal round of the tournament, the Hoosiers fell to the Nittany Lions, 4-2.
If the IU men's tennis team can prolong its recent success this weekend, the frustration of a long season will dissipate. But not all of the haunting memories will be erased. At the same time, it is a new season; a chance to make the wrongs right.
There are a lot of things that run through a goalkeeper's mind when their team is on defense. They have to direct players where to go and set up the defense. They do all this while watching the ball and preparing themselves to make that split-second decision to stop the ball.