Never underestimate the talent of the IU women's track and field team. The undefeated ladies dominated the competition by running away with the 2002 United States Track Coaches Association Collegiate Cup by 44 points. Without even racing the 4x400-meter relay, the Hoosiers scored 139 points, defeating three Big Ten schools. Michigan took second with 95 points, with a gap between itself and the host team, Penn State (68). They were followed by Pittsburgh (56), Central Michigan (54), Toronto (47), Kent State (45), West Virginia (36), Cornell (36), Buffalo (10), Michigan State (8) and Air Force (2).
On Saturday against Purdue in the 50-yard freestyle, the field of IU sprinters was without season best time holder sophomore Claes Andersson. Sophomore Dale Ramsy made sure the results didn't take a hit. Ramsy swam to a first place finish, good for a personal season best.
When senior diver Erin Quinn was in high school at Sylvania Northview in Sylvania, Ohio, she was a two-time Ohio state champion and an All-American. Her success led Quinn to be pursued by IU, Minnesota, Ohio State, Alabama and Arkansas in the recruiting process. Quinn eventually chose IU because of its strong team and diving coach Jeff Huber's success in creating national-caliber divers.
Junior cornerback Clarence Young was arrested Friday at his home after a warrant was filed Thursday by the Bloomington Police Department. Young is being accused of attempted rape, sexual assault and criminal confinement, all felonies, after a 19-year-old woman accused Young of assaulting her at a party Oct. 6, 2001, police said.
The IU men's track team won the Collegiate Cup this weekend at Penn State's banked track. The meet was highly contested with the Hoosiers scoring 105 points to beat the second place Nittany Lions by six. Both teams came into the competition ranked in the top 10 nationally, and the two lived up to their billing. The 3rd place Michigan Wolverines only scored a total of 59 points.
The Indiana University women\'s track team was able to bring several top recruits to IU with the success of last season. These recruits will get their first opportunity to compete for the team against the Michigan Wolverines. The meet will be held noon Saturday in the Gladstein Fieldhouse.
The IU men's tennis team (5-2) lost a hard fought match 4-3 to Vanderbilt Sunday at the Indiana Tennis Center. First, the Hoosiers lost the doubles point, dropping all three matches to Vanderbilt (3-0). Then, they lost three out of six singles matches to spell defeat. The match went down to the wire, and IU gave maximum effort all day. That effort pleased coach Ken Hydinger.
Senior Day at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center Saturday meant the final dual meet of Heath Montgomery's career. Facing Purdue meant bragging rights were on the line. The Hoosiers made sure that Montgomery went out in style -- bragging rights and all -- as they defeated the No. 21 Boilermakers 136.5-106.5.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Old school, meet the new school. Snowboarder Kelly Clark, in an Olympic event that's all of 4 years old, soared above the halfpipe course to win America's first Winter Games gold on a day when other countries snapped decades-old winless streaks in more traditional sports.
Jared Jeffries was a game-time decision. Jarrad Odle was game-time surprise. A bruised thigh hobbled Jeffries and forced him out of the game for five minutes in the first half Saturday in Assembly Hall, but IU might not have needed Jeffries to beat Louisville.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Illinois couldn't possibly answer all of its critics in one night. The Illini, however, tried. Brian Cook scored 19 points, including his team's first dozen, and No. 21 Illinois beat Michigan 68-60 Thursday night to end a three-game losing streak. The Illini (16-7, 5-5 Big Ten) won in an opponent's gym for the first time this season by overcoming a 13-point first-half deficit and another lackluster effort from Frank Williams.
The IU men's track and field team heads into the weekend traveling to Penn State for its biggest meet of the season thus far. The two-day meet features Penn State and IU, which are both ranked in the top ten in the country. It also has several other Big Ten opponents and some of the top teams from the East. The level of competition combined with the banked turns of the Penn State track should lead to extremely fast times with several being of the NCAA qualifying caliber.
Bring it on. The women's track and field team returns to Penn State this weekend to defend their Nitty Cup Challenge champion title. The IU track team includes five nationally-ranked athletes, including Rachelle Boone, No.1 in the 60-meter.
Attention in Big Ten swimming and diving tends to focus more on the championship than on individual meets. This weekend is different, as IU takes on rival Purdue in a showdown between the No. 21 Boilermakers and the unranked Hoosiers.
It can't be a coincidence that the Hoosiers (17-3-2, 5-1-2) and Miami of Ohio (12-1-2, 6-1-1) will meet in the final series of the regular season. Over the last 10 years, the Hoosiers and the RedHawks have developed one of the more intense rivalries in all of ACHA hockey. More often then not, the Hoosiers have found themselves on the losing side of the feud.