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Player's mother killed

Senior running back Levron Williams' mother was fatally shot Saturday night in Evansville. Evansville police report getting a 911 phone call just after 10 p.m. CST, and finding the body of Brenda Douglas, 37, at 10:30 p.m. in the driveway of an apartment complex. "Officers were dispatched to the address, and when they pulled into the driveway, it was an obvious gunshot wound," Sgt. Ted Mattingly of the Evansville Police Department said. "The officers called the detectives, (and it became a) crime scene."

Supporting cast steps up for blowout win

IU is more than just seniors Jill Chapman and Heather Cassady. That was apparent Friday night against Illinois State with a 101-53 Hoosier victory. In that game, juniors Jill Hartman and Allison Skapin turned in strong performances off the bench for IU, scoring 18 and 10 points, respectively.

Team wins weekend tournament

The women's basketball team cleared off the awards table Saturday as athletic director Michael McNeely passed out clear trophies to IU players, coaches and managers. The Hoosiers also had wiped away the field in claiming the Holiday Inn/Fazoli's Classic at Assembly Hall after trouncing winless Illinois State and holding off Big Sky opponent Northern Arizona.

Hard-hitting captain taking on new roles

When defenseman Brad Lutsch ended his college hockey career last season, many thought IU's lethal power play would soon follow. As the Hoosiers' all time leader in goals, assists and points, Lutsch was a four-year stalwart on the power play and effectively fulfilled the role of the team's strongest defenseman. But after a rocky start, the Hoosiers are up to their old tricks with the man advantage, most recently displayed last week when they went 3-for-5 against top competition in the Big Ten Classic.

Lady Hoosiers prepare for home tournament

The women's basketball team learned something in its 97-72 win against Butler Wednesday. Winning isn't everything. Although the outcome of the game was never really in question, the Hoosiers dominating the whole way, IU left the locker room in Hinkle Fieldhouse with almost a look of defeat on their faces. Almost. Getting a win under their belts was important for a Hoosier team that has played with No. 7 Stanford and No. 9 North Carolina State. At 2-2, the Hoosiers are now ready to continue to improve and add to their two game win streak.

Hoosiers to face Wildcats in season finale

Freshman linebacker Herana-Daze Jones is not asking for much out of the IU offense. He just wants them to find the end zone 15 times this Saturday at Memorial Stadium against rival Kentucky. "I want to score 100 points against Kentucky," Jones, a Kentucky native, said. "I don't think (the seniors) have beaten them since they have been here, and it would be great to send them out with a win. I hope we run up the score against them. I hope we blow them out." Ahh, yet another rival game, and more talking. But the Hoosiers (4-6, 4-4 Big Ten) aren't bad-mouthing the Kentucky (2-8, 1-7 SEC) team, they just have one objective: blow Kentucky away.

Top talent heads to U.S. Open

The Hoosiers travel to Nassau County Aquatic Center in East Meadow, N.Y., tomorrow for the start of the three-day U.S. Open swimming tournament. But the entire team will not go, as only 10 swimmers who swam times qualifying for USA Swimming standards will compete.

Defensive Hoosiers send 'Heels reeling to 0-3 start

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- In the first 20 minutes at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday night, IU couldn't miss from beyond the three-point arc. Meanwhile, North Carolina\'s Kris Lang couldn't miss from inside the paint. Oh what a difference a halftime break can make. A difference of minimal consequence, that is. IU used its three-point barrage (nine threes) to take a 40-30 halftime lead, then reverted to inside scoring in the second half (zero threes) to put away UNC 79-66 in front of 18,358 baby-blue clad fans, extending the Tar Heels' Smith Center losing streak to four games, an unprecedented mark.

Team splits for weekend

In its last weekend of competition in the fall season, the IU women's swimming team is sending swimmers to both the U.S. Open Swimming Championships and to the Miami (OH) Invitational. The Hoosiers are currently ranked No. 17 in the nation and have a 2-0-1 dual meet record.

IU quarterback named 1st-team All-American

All senior quarterback Antwaan Randle El went out for was a late-night snack. He ended up with three extra passengers. It was rainy and cold, and on the sidewalk three students were huddled together, trying to make it home in the dark. Randle El stopped and offered these three strangers a ride home. This is IU's and college football's most exciting player, and Tuesday, he was rewarded as the nation's first-team All-American quarterback by the Football Writers Association of America. All he got for the three pairs of muddy feet in his car were some "Thank you's." "I've never met anyone like him, but that's what makes him special," senior linebacker Justin Smith said. "Once you get to know him, you'll know you'll never meet anyone like him."

Senior brings versatility, drive

Fifth-year senior midfielder Tyler Hawley has seen it all before. In his four years as an active member of the team, he has helped the men's soccer team win three Big Ten and two National Championships and has been to four final fours.

Hoosiers up to challenge

Chapel Hill, N.C. -- Coming into Wednesday nights game at the Dean E. Smith Center, the story of the season for these two teams were three pointers. For North Carolina, it was a season of poor three point shooting, making merely 22.2 percent. The Hoosiers first four games resulted in a 45.6 perccent shooting percentage from beyond the arc. This game was no different, as the Hoosiers used the three pointer to their advantage to win 79-66 in this ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup.

Up for the challenge

North Carolina's men's basketball program sits at No. 2 in all-time victories. IU is ninth. The Tar Heels and Hoosiers are two of the most hallowed programs in the nation, yet when the two meet today at 9 p.m. at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, N.C., neither team will be ranked. In fact, North Carolina, which began the season ranked 19th, hasn't won either of its games this season, and IU dropped out of its No. 20 slot after losing to Marquette last week at the Great Alaska Shootout.

Diver continues on road to success

Usually choosing a college is one of the toughest choices for an athlete to make, but the decision to come to IU was an easy one for sophomore diver Cassandra Cardinell.

Freshman swims to top

At age 10, tragedy hit close to home for freshman Richard Bryant when the best friend of his uncle drowned. Fearful of such an accident happening again, Bryant's mother enlisted the whole family in swimming lessons. "I was the worst," Bryant said of his skill at the time.

Cameron says he is secure despite rumors

Ask critics of Cam Cameron and IU football about job security, and they'll tell you Cameron doesn't have much of it. Ask Cameron, and he'll tell you, well, quite a bit.

Guard out for season with torn ACL

Indianapolis -- Coach Kathi Bennett guessed right. The women's basketball coach said Friday her starting point guard Kristen Bodine had probably torn her anterior cruciate ligament in the Hoosiers' home opener and could miss the rest of the season.

Lady Hoosiers net second win

Indianapolis -- Did they win? Yes, 97-72. Were they happy about it? "Not really," coach Kathi Bennett said. "I felt like we were really flat to start the game out, and I felt like our defense was not really good. And I think we can be a better defensive team.

Flag football brings thrill to teams

There are not 40 thousand spectators in the stands, but close friends and fraternity brothers crowd the near sideline. There isn't inches of rain on the field because these games are played indoors. There is no local television coverage, but friends of the players can be seen taping with their home video cameras.

IU beats Division I Penn State

Saturday night the Hoosiers (8-3-1,2-1-1) began what they hope will be a new Thanksgiving tradition by winning the first ever Big Ten Thanksgiving Classic Championship. IU upset American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I leader Penn State 6-4 en route to a Great Midwestern Hockey League showdown against Michigan State for the title.

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