Alex McCarthy


Recent IU graduate Margaux Farrell has already punched her ticket to this summer’s Olympics, but she might not be the last Hoosier swimmer that makes it to London. Farrell will swim for the French team, but starting Monday, 16 current and former IU swimmers will attempt to make the United States team at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb.


All 24 IU athletic teams exceeded the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate standard of 900 for 2010-2011, while seven IU programs received a perfect APR score of 1,000 for the 2010-2011 academic year.


On a foggy Bloomington night in June, two beacons shine brightly through the mist. They are the towers that form the North End Zone complex at Memorial Stadium, and they serve as just that: a memorial to a man who has been absent for five years. A man who never saw the towers built.


sports  •  football  •  Jun 13, 2012 8:04 pm

Griffith becomes first IU football 2013 commit

Homestead Highschool (Fort Wayne) wideout Isaac Griffith became IU's football's first 2013 commit when he accepted his scholarship offer Sunday. Griffith was participating in Head Coach Kevin Wilson's Football Camps, which run through Sunday, June 17 and will attract other IU football recruits to Bloomington.


sports  •  men's soccer  •  May 23, 2012 8:37 pm

Bruin a Dynamo at Professional Soccer

Former IU standout forward Will Bruin, who was drafted 11th in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, is currently in his second season with the Houston Dynamo. IDS reporter Alex McCarthy caught up with Bruin just before the Dynamo took on the New England Revolution on May 19. Bruin scored his team-leading fifth goal in a 2-2 draw. 


sports  •  football  •  May 9, 2012 8:26 pm

Miami Dolphins sign McDonald

Former IU left tackle Andrew McDonald’s agent Josh Marks called him at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to inform ?him that the Miami Dolphins were interested in signing him.


Apr 18, 2012 11:28 am

Spring Series recap

Qualifications After Beta Theta Pi rode its men’s qualification lap in 2:21.05 — almost five seconds faster than the best 2011 qual time — at 8:50 a.m., 37 teams tried to go faster. They failed.


Apr 18, 2012 11:15 am

How to keep up with the race

WIUX has flag-to-flag coverage of both the 25th running of the women’s Little 500 and the 62nd running of the men’s Little 500.


Apr 18, 2012 11:12 am

Cinder track is one-of-a-kind

There are other high-profile cycling races in the world. There are other big party weeks and weekends at colleges across the country. There are other big draws for major musical acts.


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