The IU women's tennis team served up the usual this past Saturday -- strong doubles play and porous singles play -- in a 4-3 heartbreaker to Auburn in the NCAA Regional semi-finals. A team that has been hampered by injuries all season long, especially down the final stretch, it has relied heavily on the team doubles point but been unable to count on singles to ice matches. The result has been a dreary 4-5 team record in April and May, and four 4-3 losses, including the most recent season-ending loss to Auburn.
The men's and women's track and field teams enjoyed several first-place performances in the final regular-season home meet on Saturday at the Billy Hayes Invitational. Held at the Robert C. Haugh Track Complex, the invite served as a final tune-up before next weekend's Big Ten Championship.
IU Basketball coach Mike Davis was honored Saturday evening with the Male Coach of the Year award by the Black Coaches Association (BCA) at the Hyatt Regency of Indianapolis. Davis was nominated for the award after he proved to be the most successful first-year head coach in the 101-year history of IU men's basketball, according to a press release from the BCA.
Three IU coaches were released Tuesday after the Athletic Department reviewed the progress of their respective sports teams. Women's soccer coach Joe Kelley, men's swimming and diving coach Kris Kirchner and softball coach Diane Stephenson were dismissed because their teams were not achieving the success that is expected at IU, Director of Athletics Michael McNeely said.
NASHVILLE -- Tom Collen declined the offer to become the women's basketball coach at Vanderbilt on Thursday, less than 24 hours after accepting the job, because of questions concerning his education.
BOSTON (AP) - The NHL suspended Boston defenseman Kyle McLaren on Sunday for rest of the Bruins' playoff series against Montreal for the hit that sent Richard Zednik to the hospital.
Regulation wasn't enough time to determine the Hoosiers' fate. Neither was four overtimes. It took a fifth and final overtime Saturday to decide who would move on the the Eastern Championships title game. And the team that moved on was Michigan. The rival Wolverines won 8-7 victory, and IU ended up taking third at the Eastern Championships with a victory over Princeton this past weekend.
The men's and women's track and field teams completed the first of several big weekends to come in the next month. This weekend's meets were marred with such bad weather at West Lafayette that the Boilermaker Open was cancelled after only a few events.
The IU men's baseball team could not get its bats going in cold Minnesota as it fell 8-1 and 4-2 in what was supposed to be a four-game series. Saturday's doubleheader was canceled because of inclement weather, and the two teams salvaged the final game Sunday.
This weekend marks the culmination of a season that began in early September. The men's golf team travels to East Lansing, Mich., to participate in the Bruce Fossum/Taylor Made Invitational played host to by Michigan State.
Michigan has won five titles this year in tournaments in which the IU women's golf team has competed. This weekend, the Hoosiers are hoping to overcome Michigan's dominating season in the tournament that matters most. All of the Big Ten schools compete today through Sunday in the conference tournament in Champaign, Ill.
The IU men's tennis team couldn't quite get the job done against No. 6 Michigan at the Big Ten Championships Thursday. The No. 11 Hoosiers lost 4-2 in Columbus, Ohio, at the Stickney Tennis Center. Senior Milan Rakvica won at the No. 1 position for IU, beating the Wolverines' Henry Beam 7-6(2), 6-4.