Brian Buckey

The IU men’s swimming and diving team won its second straight dual meet to open its season on Friday, defeating Northwestern 158-129 at the Councilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center. “I thought our guys stepped up and swam hard again,” IU swimming coach Ray Looze said. “I thought the men reacted well. Hopefully we have some momentum ready.”

If history had any bearing on Saturday’s swimming and diving meet against Kentucky, IU swimming coach Ray Looze didn’t plan on a win from his young team. “I kind of expected to lose, in all honesty,” Looze said after the meet. But the Hoosiers proved their coach wrong, turning in a 189-108 victory over the Wildcats at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center.

sports  •  Jun 29, 2008 8:30 pm

D.J. White to join young Seattle team

It did not take long for D.J. White’s first NBA trade. The Detroit Pistons drafted White with the 29th pick of the first round in Thursday’s 2008 NBA draft, but quickly dealt the Big Ten Player of the Year to the Seattle SuperSonics for the rights to two second-round picks, Walter Sharpe and Trent Plaisted.

sports  •  Jun 22, 2008 12:52 pm

Looking back on Hep's legacy

A year ago today the IU football program lost its leader, the coaching ranks lost a respected colleague and those who were fortunate to have known former coach Terry Hoeppner lost a friend. Hoeppner died of complications from a brain tumor only months before the start of the 2007-08 season, forcing the IU players and coaching staff to come together and deal with the loss in the midst of preparations for the new year. “We went into last season with a real sense of purpose,” IU coach Bill Lynch said. “We had a goal in mind and we were united in that goal. And that was to get to a bowl game.”

sports  •  Jun 15, 2008 9:35 pm

Summer of sacrifice

19-year-old IU swimmer Kate Zubkova already knows more about the Olympic Games than a typical teenager.

With the 2007-2008 IU athletics season nearing completion, two IU student athletes received the Big Ten’s Medal of Honor, rewarding achievement in athletics as well as in the classroom.

Battling cold and wet conditions, the Cutters outlasted a field of 33 teams on the way to their record ninth championship, becoming the first team to repeat as champions at Bill Armstrong Stadium.  BLOG:  Blogging Away  SLIDESHOW:  Men's Little 500  VIDEO:  Men's Little 500

sports  •  Apr 14, 2008 12:24 am

Down to the wire

Around lap 20 of the women’s Little 500, Teter looked like it might run away with a win. The Spring Series champions had senior Sarah Rieke, one of the top individual riders, on the bike and had pushed out their lead to close to a lap.

On a cold and wet afternoon, the Cutters won their ninth Little 500 championship, becoming the first team to repeat as champions at Bill Armstrong Stadium.  BLOG:  Blogging Away  SLIDESHOW:  Men's Little 500

sports  •  Apr 11, 2008 12:33 am

It’s up for grabs.

With the 58th annual men’s Little 500 set for Saturday at 2 p.m., Cutters senior Paul Sigfusson has not had time to think about last year’s Little 500 victory and what it will be like to take the track at Bill Armstrong Stadium as defending champions.

Last year’s men’s Little 500 came down to a thrilling sprint to the finish between five teams. While top riders such as Cutters’ Alex Bishop, Dodds House’s Chris Chartier and Phi Kappa Psi’s Erik Styacich have moved on, this year’s race offers plenty of individual talent.

Apr 9, 2008 12:00 am

Riding away: A day with Phi Psi

On one of the final training days for the Little 500, IDS reporter Brian Buckey observed Phi Kappa Psi on a ride

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