About 30 spectators spilled into the hallway in Franklin Hall yesterday at an arbitration hearing between IUSF and men's Little 500 team, Team Major Taylor. The team was disqualified in late March when it was determined by IUSF that freshman Joshua Weir had competed as a Category I or II rider and was ineligible to take part in the 2002 race.
It came near the end of the pep rally yesterday evening. "One more year, one more year." As the IU men's basketball team was presented with season trophies, the crowd of about 5,000 started in on Jared Jeffries, urging the sophomore forward to stay at IU instead of opting to enter the NBA Draft in June.
After a successful weekend taking three out of four games against Big Ten opponent Illinois, the IU baseball team headed to Indiana State to take on the Sycamores. The team was unable to carry the momentum of the weekend into Wednesday night's game and fell 5-4 in 10 innings.
Four years ago was the beginning of men's track and field coach Marshall Goss' career at IU. It also happened to be the first year for senior pole-vaulter Dino Efthimiou. Coach Goss and Efthimiou are a large part of the reason why the Hoosiers have returned to the Big Ten's elite.
This Saturday at 10 a.m. in Assembly Hall, Indianapolis Colts head coach, Tony Dungy, will be speaking at the IU Football Coaches Clinic. All IU students who wish to see Dungy speak may attend for free with a student ID. Dungy will be one of the speakers for the April 5-6 clinics, to which coaches throughout the Midwest are invited.
Defensive miscues cost the IU softball team another close game yesterday as they fell 5-4 in nine innings to Louisville. The teams were slated to play a doubleheader, but played just one game in expectance of inclement weather.
LOS ANGELES -- After getting off to a great beginning, Barry Bonds said he's more concerned about the ending. He was speaking of his team, not himself. Coming off one of the greatest offensive seasons in baseball history but still without a World Series appearance, Bonds homered twice and drove in five runs Tuesday to lead the San Francisco Giants to a season-opening 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Jack Nicklaus, the most dominant player at Augusta National with six green jackets won over 23 years, withdrew Tuesday from the Masters because of lingering back problems. It will be only the second time since 1959 that Nicklaus has missed the Masters. He also skipped in 1999 when he was recovering from hip replacement surgery.
The Big Ten Tournament is only one month away. With that in mind, men's golf teams around the Big Ten will be aiming to gain momentum as they head down the stretch. Here's a look at how teams have fared thus far: IU -- Best finish: third, Wolverine Invitational, Ann Arbor, Mich. Top player: freshman Jeff Overton, 75.3 average in 16 rounds.
I feel funny. Something isn't right, and I haven't been able to figure out exactly what it is. This feeling started about three weeks ago, right around the end of spring break. And no, it wasn't alcohol poisoning. It started about the time the NCAA tournament started, specifically when IU began playing. I was out in LA with my roommates enjoying the nice California sun, and Thursday night we headed out to watch all the Hoosier action at a local pub.
Every February, the IU community hosts Spirit of Sport, which features non-stop sports competition, fitness activities, aquatic events, as well as special events and demonstrations. The event showcases the Recreational Sports program as well as raises money for the Indiana Special Olympics and provides students with valuable leadership experience.
ATLANTA - Juan Dixon tied a career-high 33 points in Maryland's 97-88 win against Kansas in the second national semifinal Saturday night at the Georgia Dome. He is the leading scorer in the tournament with 27.4 points per game. Dixon has been in double figures in 53 straight games.