To the students of Indiana University, it’s not just a bike race. It’s the Little 500.
Each spring, hundreds of students turn into athletes in the largest collegiate cycling race in the country and the biggest intramural event at IU when they ride in the Little 500.
They married into the job. Actually, they married into the life. These coaches’ wives understand there is no such thing as an offseason. That's okay. They don't much like the offseason.
Clayton Anderson isn’t a household name, though he is a regular at
Bloomington’s Bluebird Nightclub. Clayton and his band will perform at
the Bluebird on Friday, two days after releasing a new single.
The 2005 IU graduate is known by high school teachers and family friends in Bedford, Ind., and some Hoosiers at IU.
They know Clayton as the genuinely-smiling country crooner with a deep southern drawl. He’s the grandson who still drives five hours home for his grandmother’s birthday party and the small-town guy who sings about Muscadine wine. But he’s also the one, they whisper, on the cusp of making it.
The final shot arced toward the basket, and time stopped.
The IU senior was in the ring on Sept. 24 at the National Guard Armory against Austin Manix, a wrestler seemingly disliked among the Bloomington crowd at the Infinity Pro Wrestling event.