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Overcoming adversity to start training

As the women's cross country team practices, senior Stephanie Magley can only watch. She attends the practices, but only to help time the other athletes. She said she wishes she could be out there running, but for now, she will have to wait. This was going to be Magley's senior year as a member of the cross country and track teams. A car crash with a semi changed all that. She said she's lucky to be alive.

Sophomore says being loud, 'crazy' comes with being a goalie

Four games into the regular season and the only side effects sophomore goalkeeper Shaunna Daugherty has experienced are a couple of sore throats. Being a loudmouth is a part of the job description for being a goalkeeper. And being vocal on the field is something at which Daugherty excels. "It can take a number on your voice after games," Daugherty said. "You got to be talking continuously."

Teammate brings unique trait to team

Sophomore Melissa Brewer said it was easy to chose where she would attend college. She has always lived in Bloomington and said she plans to spend the rest of her life here. The 6'1" middle blocker said she loves her hometown. That was the deciding factor in where she would attend college. "Pretty much, if they offered me a spot on the team, I was coming here," Brewer said, "I didn't even look at any other schools. I just left it up to IU." Brewer said she noticed a major difference between playing for Bloomington North High School and playing as a Hoosier.

Men's team focuses on tragedy

The men's cross country meet scheduled for today at Purdue has been suspended out of respect for those who lost their lives in terrorist acts that have shaken the country to its foundation. The Indiana Intercollegiate meet was canceled along with all other Indiana athletic events this weekend. It follows the precedent set by Major League Baseball and other colleges around the country. Coach Robert Chapman referred his comment to the official IU athletic department press release.

Invitational postponed

The women's golf team had high hopes for their season debut at the Mary Fossum Invitational this weekend in East Lansing, Michigan. But in the aftermath of Tuesday's national tragedy and the wake of IU's across-the-board cancellation of all weekend athletic events, those hopes -- at least temporarily -- have been put on hold. "We're really wanting to play, because we've worked hard and it's time to go out there and see how we compare to other teams," junior Cara Stuckey said prior to the athletic department's decision. "We're ready to play, but if it does get canceled, we'll just move on to the next tournament."

Filling stadiums not an easy task

Last season, in her effort to snatch tickets to a football game, a North Carolina State student ended up in the hospital. Bumps, scrapes and bruises all for a seat in Carter-Finley Stadium. David Lovell wishes he had the same problem. Lovell, the director of marketing and promotions for IU athletics, has a job that doesn't carry much glamour. At least each fall. Lovell heads the effort to fill Memorial Stadium, a 52,180-seat football facility that averaged a crowd of 30,639 fans per game last season, the lowest season-long average since 1964.

Coaches held in Maryland

Two members of the men's basketball coaching staff were stuck in Maryland Tuesday night following the national tragedies in New York and Washington. Head coach Mike Davis and assistant coach Jim Thomas traveled to Maryland on a recruiting trip and planned to return Tuesday. But the shutdown of all commercial flights across the country left them stranded. Davis and Thomas attempted to rent a car Tuesday, but were unable to do so until Wednesday morning, when they drove back to Indiana.

Time to mourn, not entertain

One of the many affected industries of the terrorist attack on America is the world of sports, which has come to a screeching halt. Since sports is essentially entertainment, it is a very tender issue after such a tragedy.

Golfers react to terrorist attacks

ST. LOUIS -- Tiger Woods teed off at dawn, when the world was at peace. First reports of terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and then the Pentagon were relayed to him by Joe Corless, a retired FBI agent who heads security for the PGA Tour and walked the practice round with him at Bellerive Country Club.

NASCAR cancels qualifying, practice

NASCAR on Tuesday canceled qualifying for the New Hampshire 300 following terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, but the sanctioning body made no decision concerning the race itself.

Olympic officials evaluate security

SALT LAKE CITY -- Stunned Olympic officials said Tuesday that security for the 2002 Winter Olympics will be completely re-evaluated in the wake of terrorist attacks on America. But they vowed the games will go on as planned five months from now.

PGA postpones tournaments

ST. LOUIS -- The PGA Tour canceled Thursday's starts of the World Golf Championship and two other tournaments because of terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.

Major League put on hold

MILWAUKEE -- Baseball commissioner Bud Selig and his wife were in New York last Thursday night, and decided to take a drive through the city after dinner.

Football and a flat tire; my North Carolina vacation

Never go to North Carolina. I'm not going back. Until November. Twice. Even then, I'll venture back with the same enthusiasm shared by a sumo wrestler going ice skating. Men's basketball games at Charlotte and Chapel Hill force me to head back to the Tar Heel State. Or shall we call it the "Tar Hell State."

Brand: 'University has moved on, I've moved on'

A lot has changed since IU President Myles Brand fired former basketball coach Bob Knight Sept. 10, 2000. IU hired a new athletics director. Knight found a new job 1,100 miles away. IU's spokesman during the firing, Christopher Simpson, left to start his own business. The student at the center of the firing, Kent Harvey, transferred to IU-Purdue University at Indianapolis.

Season of change

The men's basketball team continues to wear red- and white-striped warm-ups. But underneath the pants, longer shorts and the Nike swish are telltale signs that something has changed in Assembly Hall. When former men's basketball coach Bob Knight said his good-byes to the student body last September, he forecasted advertising in Assembly Hall as one of the many changes the basketball team would experience. Although that prediction did not come true, other changes mark IU and a post-Knight era.

Inside the 'IDS' newsroom: The story behind the stories

What a night. The firing of former men's basketball coach Bob Knight sparked discussion and debate on a national level. Closer to home, it caused rioting and divisiveness in Bloomington. In the newsroom, it caused IDS reporters, editors, designers and photographers to take on new roles and hit the ground running.

Shaw, Harvey have moved on

Mark Shaw received a special package in Thursday's mail. It contained the first copy of the former radio personality's new book, "Miscarriage of Justice: The Jonathan Pollard Story." Exactly one year after former men's basketball coach Bob Knight physically grabbed Shaw's stepson, Kent Harvey, Shaw thumbed through the volume's pages with a sense of irony. "For that book to arrive on that day -- it's a sign of new start, that everything was kind of meant to be," Shaw said.

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