Five members on the water polo team are from California. None are from Indiana, a state where high schools do not have water polo as a varsity or club sport. This can make for some challenges when fielding a team here at IU.
Eventually, perseverance will pay off. Just because he does not always receive playing time, freshman Reid Strand does not feel sorry for himself. Instead, he keeps his head high and helps the IU men's tennis team (6-12, 0-6) in any way he can.
When you look at the burly 6-foot-1, 200 pound third baseman, you just know that he's launched some fence-clearing bombs in his career. And that's exactly what junior Vasili Spanos has done in three seasons on the IU baseball team. Spanos may not be the biggest guy on the field, but he plays like a giant and has made his presence felt since his freshmen year.
The IU softball team snapped its nine-game losing streak Tuesday with a 6-5 victory over Wright State (6-16) in the first game of a doubleheader at the IU Softball Field. But the Raiders returned the favor with 1-0 shutout of the Hoosiers (10-20-1) in the second contest.
After being swept by Michigan and Michigan State in Big Ten Conference play last weekend, the IU softball team returns to action today against Wright State at the IU Softball Field. The Raiders and Hoosiers are scheduled to play a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m.
The decision was announced at a press conference today at 2 p.m. The second-team All-American made the announcement with his family present. Jeffries was the Big Ten player of the year, and finished one point short of 1,000.
Morgantown, W.Va. -- Spurned by Bob Huggins and others, West Virginia hired Bowling Green's Dan Dakich as its head coach Thursday. Dakich played at IU and was an assistant to Bob Knight for 11 years there. At West Virginia, he'll try to rebuild a team that set records for losses in two of the past four seasons and was racked with discipline problems. The Mountaineers were 8-20 this season, 1-15 in the Big East.
Braving strong winds and cold weather is a hard task for any Little 500 rider. Braving it alone can be even harder. The first series event of Little 500 was held Wednesday. Individual Time Trials (ITT) began at 4 p.m. and carried into the evening when the last riders took the track a little after 10 p.m.
The IU men's tennis team appeared to be on the right track at the beginning of the spring season. After winning five of their first seven matches, the Hoosiers were confident, with hopes to contend for the Big Ten regular season championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
This weekend is an important one for the women's water polo team. It plays host to the Collegiate Water Polo Association Conference Weekend. The Hoosiers hope to produce some victories that will help their seeding in the Conference Championships.
Fresh off a victory over rival Purdue last Saturday, the IU women's tennis team will travel to two different Big Ten foes this weekend, looking to move up in the conference standings. The Hoosiers travel to Wisconsin Saturday for a 10 a.m. start and to Minnesota Sunday for another 10 a.m. start.
The Indiana men's and women's track and field teams are participating in the 75th annual Texas Relays this weekend at the University of Texas. The meet will feature top collegiate talent from around the country, with between 80 and 100 schools represented.
Last year, the Michigan State Spartans won the Indiana Invitational, breaking a streak of three straight tournament victories for IU in the event. This year, the Hoosiers hope to show last year's loss was an aberration.
The men's golf team will go to Huntington, W.Va., to play in the Marshall Invitational this Friday and Saturday. The tournament will be held at the Guyan Golf and Country Club and will feature 20 teams. The meet will be the first time IU has played outside of the state of Florida since the spring season began in March.