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Sophomore steps up from first season

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As the Hoosiers prepared for last year's regional meet, they received some bad news. Then-sophomore Amanda Bell would not be able to run in that meet because of injury. Coach Judy Bogenschutz had a decision to make: Who would she send to run in Bell's spot? Bogenschutz called on then freshman Becky Obrecht to run the biggest race of her life. "I was excited because I hadn't raced for a while. It was a big race. I was glad that coach had the confidence in me to run that race," Obrecht said. Obrecht hadn't run a 6K race all season. This was going to be her first race in five weeks. Obrecht stepped in and ran a good race, placing 5th on the squad and 80th overall.


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IU takes 5th in nationals

The IU Men's Club Volleyball team tied for fifth at last week's National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association's national championships in Kansas City, Mo.


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IU bench helps scoring burden on way to victory

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It's no wonder Notre Dame entered Tuesday's game against IU shooting 52 percent from the floor. If the Irish don't shoot from three-point range, they shoot from three feet. Inside, inside, inside was the approach in the second half of IU's 76-75 victory, and the results didn't leave coach Mike Davis happy.


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Team shows fire, can't seal win

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IU coach Kathi Bennett held up a laminated white sign with huge, black letters spelling, "IOWA." Her team displayed weak intensity after a feisty first half against the Hawkeyes Sunday. She didn't want it to happen again. Not against No. 11 Purdue. Not for the Barn Burner. Her Hoosiers heeded Bennett's reminder -- at least after the first five minutes of the second half. The Boilermakers unleashed an 8-0 run to start the half. Then point guard Heather Cassady flaunted her senior leadership. After that senior forward Erin McGinnis unveiled her crazy three-point shooting savvy. The Hoosiers displayed passion in waves at Assembly Hall, but couldn't smother Purdue center Mary Jo Noon (18 points) and forward Laura Meadows' tenacity to seize rebounds.

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Spirit of Sport returns

For the 26th year, the Division of Recreational Sports is hosting a sports "all-nighter" in an effort to benefit the Special Olympians of Indiana Feb. 8-9 from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. Held at the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Spirit of Sport was designed as a charity function to get IU students, staff and faculty involved in recreational sports, while raising money and awareness for those athletes representing the state in the Special Olympics. The event was contrived in 1976 and has raised over $277,000, with the most successful year coming in 2001, raising over $15,000.



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U.S. team hopes for support in Korea

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SEOUL, South Korea -- Claudio Reyna expected one big difference this morning when the United States played Mexico for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals. "It's the first time we're not going to be playing in a pro-Mexican crowd, be it in the United States or Mexico," the U.S. captain said Saturday. Mexico, cheered on by both Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, used to treat the U.S. team the same way matadors handle bulls, but not anymore.


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Hot-shooting Hoosiers down Spartans

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After an impressive 85-72 victory at Ohio State Thursday, the IU women's basketball team won its second consecutive game Sunday with a 67-55 win over Michigan State.


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Riders walk out on practice

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Fifteen teams signed a letter protesting Team Major Taylor's participation in the 2002 Little 500. But that wasn't enough to get the rider's message across. Tuesday, 32 teams walked out of practice starts in protest. "The point was just to call the attention to people that have some authority that just about every rider is against Team Major Taylor being in the race," junior Riders Council member Patrick Thomas said. "The whole stupidity of this, everyone knows they're ineligible."


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Women's team falls in Big Dance

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DURHAM, N.C. - The IU women's basketball team's gig as post-season Cinderella ended last night. A feisty horned frog wouldn't transform into a prince, preventing any further fairy tales for IU. The ninth-seeded Hoosiers (17-14) applied tight defense against eight-seeded Texas Christian (24-6) in IU's first NCAA tournament game since 1995. But the Hoosiers' offense didn't hold up its end of the bargain, shooting 23.5 percent from the field en route to a 55-45 first-round loss at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Lady Frogs face Duke, who defeated Norfolk State last night, in the second round Sunday.


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Team reinstated to race

Team Major Taylor said Wednesday in its arbitration hearing if it did not have freshman Joshua Weir as a teammate it would not ride at all. After weeks of controversy, an arbitration hearing and increased support from minority students, all four team members will ride.


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Cleveland Rocks!

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Drew Carey couldn't have said it better in the opening song to his television show -- Cleveland Rocks! As a die-hard Cubs fans, there will never be another stadium that can match up with the beauty and pure awesomeness of Wrigley Field -- but Jacobs Field, the home of the Cleveland Indians, sure isn't that far off. Ever since it was built in 1994, the Jake has been pulling in crowds of over 40,000 on a daily basis.


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Sooners' intensity will show Saturday

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ATLANTA, Ga. -- Against No. 1 Duke, the Hoosiers relied on Jared Jeffries and Jarrad Odle in the paint to bring them back from 17 points to win, 74-73. Against Kent State in the South Regional final last Saturday, IU hit its first eight three-pointers to build a lead it would never relinquish. In Saturday night's first national semifinal against Oklahoma, the Hoosiers will see a defense that is better than both the Blue Devils' and the Golden Flashes.


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Tattoos show toughness

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People at IU have tattoos. What makes the wrestling team unique is the fact that in this small group, almost everyone has a tattoo. Wrestlers are seen as tough individuals, which might explain why tattoos are so prevalent on the team. Senior Brian Smiley said tattoos add to the toughness of a wrestler. "We all think that we are the toughest guys," Smiley said. "We think that we have to show it."


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Hoosier track and field stumble at Championships

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The men's and women's track and field teams came away from the Bernie Moore Track Stadium on the campus of Louisiana State University with some unexpected performances at the 2002 NCAA Outdoor Championships.


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A 'devil' of a challenge

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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Yes, Duke is the defending national champion. Yes, Jason Williams is the best player in the country. Yes, Mike Krzyzewski is one of the best coaches in the nation. But no, the Hoosiers are not going to back down.


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A balancing act

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Phi Delta Theta senior Brian Drummy never rode in a Little 500 before Saturday's race. Even after his team's victory, Drummy said he still felt like he hadn't experienced the physical hardship of riding in the grueling 200-lap event. "I don't have a word to describe it," Drummy said. "It's everything you work for, and when it comes through, it doesn't even feel real. I don't even feel like I rode in the race today."


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Defense falls apart against No. 7 Purdue

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WEST LAFAYETTE -- With their hospitalized coach on their minds, the Hoosiers played a close first half against No. 7 Purdue before their transition and post defense fell apart, allowing the Boilermakers to shoot nearly 62 percent after halftime.


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Reaction to 'Brink' is mixed

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Bobby Knight is a figure who seems to be constantly surrounded by controversy. So it comes as no surprise that the debut of the ESPN film "A Season on the Brink" about Knight's 1985-86 season at IU was met with a wide range of opinions and criticisms from the student body.