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Yeagley on verge of 500 wins

Head coach Jerry Yeagley gets his first crack at his 500th win today as the men's soccer team plays Butler at Bill Armstrong Stadium. The game begins at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs come into tonight's game 2-5-0 after defeating Western Kentucky in their last match. IU holds a 10-1 career series edge against Butler, outscoring the Bulldogs 36-6.

Men's cross country looks to shake off poor performance

After competeing in the Indiana Open Aug. 31, the men's cross country team hoped to beat several higher nationally ranked teams at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minnesota and prove it belonged with the best in the nation. But much like last season, the Hoosiers struggled at the event.

Big Ten golf tightens up

The Hoosiers finished the Northern Invitational Sept. 23 with an 898 three-day score for a sub-300 average round. But the results netted them only a tie for fourth place in a field that was without three of the potential top teams in the Big Ten.

"Fab Four" making early impact

Known as the "Fab Four," freshmen Jeff Overton, Heath Peters, Rob Ockenfuss and Oren Hodak have come to Bloomington to help improve the fortune of IU's golf team. "I\'m happy with all of my recruiting classes, but this one is the strongest," coach Mike Mayer said of his third group of freshmen.

Together on and off the field

Senior Devin Schaffer has eleven tackles in three football games. He's played in 36 games in his career at IU, and started in 25. He's arguably one of the two top starting linebackers on the Hoosier football team. And he snores. Loud.

Hoosiers look for receivers to step up

Junior L.J. Parker caught two passes last season, one for 16 yards against Northwestern and another against Wisconsin. Glenn Johnson redshirted last season, but saw time as a true freshman the year before, playing in eight games without a catch.

Recruits exceed expectations

When field hockey coach Amy Robertson completed her recruiting for this season, she had high expectations of her incoming players. Fueled by the excellent play for freshmen Kayla Bashore, Katie Kanara, Kim Nash and Ryan Woolsey, Robertson's freshmen class has surprised even her.

Cyclocross tests toughness; Time trial to conclude Series

The Little 500 Fall Cycling Series has two events down and one to go after completion of the Cyclocross Sunday night at Bill Armstrong Stadium. The series consists of three biking events: the Biathlon Sept. 23, the Cyclocross and a time trial Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Monroe State Forest. The events are open to any IU undergrad, many whom are in training for the Little 500 race. The series concludes Oct. 7 with a rider barbecue hosted by the IU Student Foundation, which coordinate all Little 500 events.

Juggling more than a hobby

When he started a juggling club at IU in 1984, Steve Ragatz was trying to bring together people who shared his interest in the sport. Although he usually succeeded in persuading his friends to meet twice a week and throw balls, rings and pins at each other, he never expected the club would one day draw such a broad spectrum of talent.

Hoosiers win showdown

The men's soccer game Friday night against Penn State was hyped as a clashing of the Titans on two levels. First was the meeting of two nationally ranked conference powerhouses. Second was the meeting of two of the country's National Player of the Year candidates -- IU junior Pat Noonan and Penn State senior Ricardo Villar. Each battle lived up to its hype, as two goals and an assist for Noonan pushed the No. 6 Hoosiers past the No. 8 Nittany Lions, 3-1.The win gave IU head coach Jerry Yeagley No. 499 of his career.

Hoosiers drop Big Ten opener, remain winless

Forgive seniors Antwaan Randle El and Justin Smith if they seem a bit confused. After a 27-14 loss to Ohio State, neither player could explain what went wrong Saturday.

Hoosiers rally to place third

The men's golf team cruised to a third place finish in this weekend's 20-team Wolverine Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich. The third-place mark was the highest the Hoosiers have ever posted in the Wolverine Invitational, which they have played in annually since the tournament began in the 1990-91 season. The Hoosiers finished the 36-hole tourney with a score of 586. Only Minnesota, with a score of 579, and Baylor, which posted a 574, were able to top IU.

We're back in the home run race again

When I was a freshman I was often glued to my dorm room television during those times I should have been studying. I wasn't unique though -- most of my floormates could be found doing the same thing. The reason: we were all fascinated by the Great Home Run Race of 1998 between Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals and Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs.

Errors cost Hoosiers game

Forty-four yards and it seemed the football team was back in the game. After a strong goal line stand by the defense, the offense used momentum to take the ball down the field. After a 44-yard touchdown pass from senior Antwaan Randle El to senior running back Levron Williams, IU was a score away from the lead.

Senior transfer gets long awaited opportunity

The men's cross country team has worked their way to a Top 20 national ranking. While many runnners have followed the traditional path to contribute to the squads recent success, Josh Trisler has taken several detours to get where he is today. Trisler, a fifth-year senior from Carmel, Ind., transferred to IU two years ago from DePauw University. Redshirted last season, Trisler's first opportunity to run in an important race for the 19th-ranked Hoosiers this weekend at the Roy Griak Invitational. "I am a little nervous, I haven't run in a meet in five years," Trisler said. "This meet is super important. If we win this meet or are in the thick of things some big things will happen." While at DePauw he watched many of the guys he ran against in high school have success at the Division one level.

Field hockey hopes to keep momentum going

Looking to keep their emotional high, the IU field hockey team travels to Muncie, Ind., Sunday to face Central Michigan. After beating Ball State Wednesday, the Hoosiers have proved to themselves and to opponents they can win. "I think mentally this shows us that we can win and gives us confidence," head coach Amy Robertson said. "We've got that monkey off our back and got our first Division I win. Now they know that we can win."

Team heads to meet minus top player

The men's golf team will begin their Friday morning in Ann Arbor, Mich., in the two-day Wolverine Invitational. In addition to being in the midst of a deep 20-team field, the team will have to adjust to the loss of top player senior Mike Miller for the meet and the rest of the fall season because of a wrist injury. The Wolverine Invitational features a diverse field with Air Force, Akron, Ball State, Baylor, Eastern Michigan, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisville, Marshall, Miami (Ohio), Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Notre Dame, West Florida, Western Kentucky, Wisconsin and Xavier.

Basketball recruit makes official visit

Just three weeks after signing one of the premier high school guards in the nation, the men's basketball program is on the trail of another highly-touted guard. Antwain Barbour, a 6-foot-5 guard from Wabash Valley Junior College, will make an official visit to IU beginning today. Should Barbour decide on IU, he would join 6-foot-4 guard Bracey Wright (The Colony, Texas) and 6-foot-1 guard Marshall Strickland (Sykes, Md.), both of whom have already signed to play for the Hoosiers beginning next fall.

Runners look to improve, make first bid for nationals

This weekend the men's and women's cross country team will be competing in their first event of the year at the Roy Griak Invitation in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota golf course. This marks the first race that will be counted toward the at-large bids for nationals. The Hoosiers said they are looking to have a good race after not finishing as strong as they would have liked to last week. "The Illinois course is a very fast course," women's Head coach Judy Bogenschutz said. "Some of the runners felt they went out too fast. We have to adjust some things in terms of what we do in the race."

Big Ten games brought home

Sally Schulte, assistant coach of the women's volleyball team, says it's good to be home for the second round of Big Ten play that will take place this weekend. "Having the home court advantage should really help out a lot," Schulte said. "We need the fan support." Coach Katie Weismiller shared Schulte's sentiments. "We really need to get fans in the stands and get this place loud, to take advantage of having the home court," she said. We also have to protect our home court and play aggressively."

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