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  1. Now I feel bad- IU has a badminton team and I haven't been updating their schedules on here, lol!
  2. IDS story SPORTS | WOMEN'S SOCCER New assistants, returning starters will be difference for women’s soccer in 2018 BY WILLIAM COLEMAN Published Aug 15, 2018 8:00 am Last season was one of inconsistencies for the IU women's soccer team. When the Hoosiers ended their 2017 campaign with a 2-1 loss to No. 13 Ohio State, it pushed their record to 6-9-4 for 11th place in the Big Ten and they missed the cut for the Big Ten Tournament for the third time in four years. Sophomore goalkeeper Bethany Kopel had four shutout wins to her name, but also let up more than two goals on three occasions. As a team, IU won twice as many matches on the road than at home. Now, as they head into the 2018 season, IU is looking to improve on last year with a group of young players and new additions to the coaching staff that have IU Coach Amy Berbary more excited for an upcoming season than she's ever been during her time in Bloomington. “It’s the most excited I’ve been since I’ve been here,” Berbary said. “The team chemistry is through the roof. The coaches and team are on board to do something big this year.” Kopel will be back in goal after recording the third-most saves in the conference last season, while the team’s top six goal scorers are returning. The Hoosiers also had three players find their names on 2018 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Preseason Honors List on Aug. 13. Seniors Mykayla Brown and Maya Piper joined junior Chandra Davidson on the list after combining for 40 points last season. Meanwhile, a pair of new assistant coaches will help bolster their performance. This offseason, associate head coach Sergio Gonzalez took off for a job at Ohio State and assistant coach Michael Regan left the team to become the head coach at North Dakota State. However, IU had no trouble finding replacements for them. In February, the team announced the signing of Sandy Davison, a former midfielder that Berbary said has “an attacking sense and offensive mind." Davison spent four years as an assistant coach at Washington State, where the Cougars racked up a record of 42-28-10. Replacing Gonzalez will be Daniel Brizard, who has bounced between the college coaching ranks for 20 years. Most recently, he finished up his second coaching stint in Baton Rouge with Lousiana State University where he helped with goalkeepers, medical trainers, film and scouting. "He’s been a head coach and his goalkeeping experience is second-to-none," Berbary said. "His energy and passion for the game has brought a new level to our goalkeeping.” The team has been practicing together for the last two weeks in preparation for the 2018 season. On Aug. 9, the team played Ohio State in an exhibition, where the Buckeyes scored the lone goal of the game in the first half, en route to a 1-0 win over the Hoosiers. IU will now prepare to put all those pieces together in its season-opener against Wake Forest in the Hoosier Challenge Cup on Aug. 17 at Bill Armstrong Stadium.
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    IU Rowing

    #20 ranked IU keeps the Cup for the third straight year- congrats!
  4. Meet the newest Hoosiers on the rowing team, as they kick off their Spring Break Training this week! Women's Rowing | 2/14/2018 2:15:00 PM | Get To Know The Indiana Rowing 2018 Signing Class BLOOMINGTON, Indiana – Indiana Rowing head coach Steve Peterson and his staff signed seven current high school seniors to National Letters of Intent back in the fall and then welcomed Kira Ritter as a transfer over the winter break. Below is a look at each of them as they join the Indiana family from across the globe. Kira Ritter Hometown: Harrison, Ohio High School Club: Cincinnati Juniors Previous School: Clemson University Height: 5'11 Intended Major: Political Science Quoting Ritter: "Rowing is my passion for two reasons: the camaraderie and the racing. There isn't anything better than sitting at the starting docks, knowing the strength your training and girls in the boat, waiting for the official to drop the flag so you can test the limits and prove your speed against other boats on the course. I want to win NCAA's, and fully believe that this team has the means to get there if we take advantage of them." Peterson talking about Ritter: "Kira comes to us with a year of Division I rowing experience, as well as some great success prior to that as a part of the Cincinnati Junior Program. She is a very competitive athlete that we are excited to have join our program." Jayna Dolfi Hometown: The Woodlands, TX High School Club: The Woodlands Height: 6'1 Intended Major: Business Quoting Dolfi: "I chose Indiana because from the moment I stepped on campus the team welcomed me with open arms. I'm so excited to get on the water and start working with them this coming year. I came to rowing from a swimming background and I love the daily grind. Getting out on the water and putting my all into every practice to reach team goals is what pushes me every single day." Peterson talking about Dolfi: "Jayna is a strong and powerful athlete who has only begun to realize her potential in her short time in our sport. Successful in both small boats, as well as in the 8, she is going to be an exciting athlete to work with and watch develop during her time here at IU." Jessica Earle Hometown: Shingle Springs, CA High School Club: Capital Crew Height: 5'2 Intended Major: Human Biology Quoting Earle: "Rowing became my passion when I realized how competitive of a sport it is. I like to compete, but I love to win. As a coxswain, I will strive toward making my team the best that it can be." Peterson talking about Earle: "Jessica is a dynamic, smart leader who has learned from one of the best coaches to ever sit in the coxswain seat - Sarah Puddicombe. We look forward to watching Jessica lead our crews to success in the future." Drew Harris Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri High School Club: St. Louis Rowing Club Height: 5'11 Intended Major: Nutrition Science Quoting Harris: "The sport of rowing itself is amazing. It not only allows me to compete with other teams, but also to compete with my own teammates and to grow individually. It has made me mentally stronger, which has helped me in all aspects of life. The friendships I have made through this sport are ones I will cherish forever, and my teammates motivate me every day. My main goal is to do what makes me happy. I know I'll be happy at Indiana and I look forward to growing there, and I am excited to see where it takes me." Peterson talking about Harris: "Drew is the next athlete in a long line of successful St. Louis junior rowers who have committed to keeping Indiana one of the top programs in the country. A tough, competitive athlete, she is sure to be a big part of our future success." Ruby Leverington Hometown: Wellington, New Zealand High School: Wellington Rowing Club Height: 5'9 Intended Major: Kinesiology Quoting Leverington: "Sport has always been a big part of my life. I switched to rowing from track and cross-country when I was 14 and have loved it ever since. It wasn't until my final year of high school when I focused on the single and formed a really strong bond with my coach, Rachel Gamble-Flint. I then realized how much rowing meant to me and I started taking it seriously. At Indiana, the rowing program, team atmosphere, and scenery at Indiana were what stood out to me." Peterson talking about Leverington: "Ruby is a highly successful sculler from New Zealand who always has a smile on her face. Coached by former GB sculler, Rachel Gamble-Flint, Ruby's racing success is sure to translate to boat speed for the Hoosiers." Sophie McCartin Hometown: Christchurch, New Zealand High School Club: Rangi Ruru Height: 5'9 Intended Major: Sport Management Quoting McMartin: "I love the challenge of rowing and being pushed to the limit. I like seeing how far I can push my boundaries. I am determined to win. My future goals include assisting IU to climb in the NCAA rankings even further and representing New Zealand." Peterson talking about McMartin: "Sophie is an extremely powerful and nationally ranked rower from New Zealand who brings with her a ton of racing success in 8's and 4's. A quiet but intense athlete, the sky is the limit for Sophie." Keeley Walsh Hometown: Brisbane, Australia High School Club: Somerville Height: 5'9 Intended Major: Human Biology Quoting Walsh: "As soon as I stepped onto the campus, the vibe of not only the rowing team but also the whole student body was so warm and welcoming. I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to be associated with. One day, I would like to represent my country and I know being a Hoosier will help me achieve that." Peterson talking about Walsh: "Keeley is a successful rower from Australia who fit right in with the team when she visited. It was obvious from our first discussion during the recruiting process that she is a natural born leader and someone we had to have in our program." Emily Worobel Hometown: Rumson, New Jersey High School: Rumson-Fairhaven Height: 5'7 Intended Major: Nutrition Science Quoting Worobel: "I chose Indiana because of the extensive opportunities that the university has to offer. In addition to the academic opportunities, I get to take part in the long line of history and success of the university by becoming a Hoosier. I am proud to be one of only a few who get to represent Indiana while enjoying everything the school and beautiful campus has to offer." Peterson talking about Worobel: "Emily is a dynamo with a tremendous work ethic and competitiveness. She is definitely a Hoosier through and through."
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    IU Water Polo

    IU wins vs McKendree 14-4, closing out a disappointing regular season (6-15)
  6. Pretty excited to get this season underway- new conference, new talent! Powell, Nominated Water Polo Team Captain for 2019 Season BLOOMINGTON, Ind – Indiana University water polo junior Emily Powell has been nominated this year's team captain by her fellow team members for the upcoming 2019 season. After losing last season's graduating class of five seniors, the returning juniors knew there was a large role to be filled and they chose Powell to lead the way. Throughout her career at Indiana, Powell has appeared in 63 games contributing, 18 goals, 33 assists and 36 steals. She earned a spot on the CWPA Women's Varsity Scholar-Athlete Team (Outstanding) and an ACWPA All-Academic honoree (Outstanding), taking pride in both her academic and athletic success. An Australian native, Powell left her entire life behind to purse her passion in water polo and gain a unique experience playing in the United States. She came to Indiana in January of 2017 with just three weeks before the season opener against CSU Bakersfield (1/20), but quickly began to show her dominance in the pool. When she arrived in the U.S. for her freshman year, Powell was nervous to start a new chapter without any of her family or friends by her side. Luckily, things started to change with the more time she spent working with her teammates. Powell soon began to find her place on the team by building connections and relying on them to be her primary support system. The strong relationships she created throughout the season with the girls translated to her adjustments made not only to the higher level of physical, mental and emotional demands it took to compete in collegiate athletics, but the overall American lifestyle as well. Powell's transition to the foreign environment has helped shape the way she intends to lead the team during this upcoming season. She stated, "I really want to have a very strong culture and a very tight pond initially, and just be a support system for the team. I want to create a positive environment that's also competitive." Powell plans to use her own experience as an outsider to create a welcoming and positive atmosphere while maintaining a strong work ethic among the team. Powell's success in the U.S. has been put to the test as she participates in the Australian Junior Team League. Last summer, Powell earned a spot on the team and was honored with the opportunity to represent her home country. She traveled to the Netherlands and Hungary competing for Australia against teams from all over the world. Over this past winter break, Powell returned to the Australian Junior Team to attended a week-long training camp in hopes to be chosen for the 20&U Australian female team set to compete in the 2019 FINA World Women's Junior Water Polo Championship held in Portugal. With a few more training camps to attend, Powell must plan to work harder than ever to ensure her position on the team in August. For now, Powell's focus remains back in the U.S. as Indiana prepare to begin their 2019 season. With this year's season opener against UC San Diego (1/19) at the UCSB Winter Invite, the team is gearing up to show their expertise in the pool. After months of preparation and the new transition into the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, the Hoosiers are ready to make their mark. With Powell leading the way, the 2019 water polo team is prepared to show how their hard work and support for one another in the off season has created a team that is a force to be reckoned with. For all the latest on Indiana University water polo, be sure to follow the team at @IndianaWPolo on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
  7. mamasa

    IU Softball

    Lol, I actually thought about the fact that I was the reliever! I got home right about the time you headed out, so it worked well (except for the final result!)
  8. mamasa

    IU Softball

    4-3 Wisconsin, blah
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    IU Softball

    Wisconsin up, no outs, bases loaded. No bueno
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    IU Softball

    Top of 12th we go!
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    IU Softball

    Left the stranded Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    IU Softball

    Runners on 1st and 2nd, 1 out Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    IU Softball

    Top 11th- IU at bat Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    IU Softball

    3-3 bottom of 10th! Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  15. mamasa

    IU Rowing

    Hope they can get these in! No. 20 Hoosiers To Host Dale England Cup On Saturday Story Links Indiana Rowing Home Page | Dale England Rowing Center BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana Rowing team will host the 11th annual Dale England Cup on Saturday at Lake Lemon. NOTES Indiana hosts its only regatta of the season as it welcomes RV Michigan State and Notre Dame in action on Lake Lemon on Saturday The Hoosiers will look to take home their third Dale England Cup, earning both titles in 2017 and 2018. It will be the final home race for IU's seniors: Connie Brahm, Melanie Hampton, Madelyn Hassinger, Emma Lawrie, Morgan McKay, Ellie Meinzer, Maddie Pierce, Kendall Sharpe, Sydney Shuert, Allison Spencer, MC Webb and Sophia Wickersha Time Race Lane 1 Lane 2 Lane 3 9:00 A.M. 4V8/2N8 Michigan St. Notre Dame 9:15 A.M. 3V8/N8 Notre Dame Michigan St. Indiana 9:30 A.M. 3V4 Indiana Notre Dame 9:45 A.M. 2V4 Indiana Notre Dame Michigan St. 10:00 A.M. V4 Notre Dame Michigan St. Indiana 10:15 A.M. 2V8 Michigan St. Indiana Notre Dame 10:30 A.M. V8 Indiana Notre Dame Michigan St. **Awards Ceremony to take place at 11:30 a.m.** Scoring System POINT SCORING Crew 1st 2nd 3rd 1V8 36 27 18 2V8 24 18 12 1V4 12 9 6 **Only the 1V8, 2V8 and 1V4 races will have points awarded ** The fastest combined times from morning and afternoon sessions in the 1V8 event shall serve as the tiebreaker between two teams if the team totals are equal The team that earns the most overall total points for the day wins the Dale England Cup Trophy Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    IU Wrestling

    Really excited for the future of this program! http://www.therepublic.com/2019/04/20/rookie_rewards__east_graduate_named_iu_wrestling_freshman_of_the_year/ While redshirting at Indiana University this season, Graham Rooks couldn’t travel with the team, had to pay his own way into tournaments and couldn’t be coached at meets by the school’s coaching staff, per NCAA rules. So Rooks’ parents Ben and Michelle paid $50 to $100 for Graham to enter six tournaments, drove him to events — some as far as nine hours away — and Ben sat in his corner on the mat to coach him while Graham put together an impressive freshman year. "I’m really thankful for that," Graham said. Despite being a redshirt, the Columbus East graduate was recognized last week as the Hoosiers Freshman of the Year at the team’s postseason banquet. Story continues below gallery 1 of 5 Columbus East graduate and Indiana University freshman Graham Rooks, top, competes in the Michigan State Open. Columbus East graduate and Indiana University freshman Graham Rooks, right, competes in the Michigan State Open. Columbus East graduate and Indiana University freshman Graham Rooks, right, competes in the Michigan State Open. Columbus East graduate Graham Rooks is Indiana University wrestling's Freshman of the Year. Columbus East graduate Graham Rooks, left, is pictured with Indiana University assistant wrestling coach Mike Dixon after winning the team's Freshman of the Year honors. Click here to purchase photos from this gallery "I was happy," Graham said. "I didn’t even know it was an award. It felt like some of the work had paid off. I just wanted to prove myself as the hardest working guy on the team, so everyone else would want to work as hard and we would improve as a team. It felt like the coaches saw my hard work, and they recognized it." In the tournaments in which he competed as an individual, Graham placed in five and won one. He won the 149-pound division at the Cleveland State Open and finished third at 149 in the Edinboro Open. "I thought I did well," Graham said. "It was definitely a lot of learning, just trying new things, because as a redshirt, it’s not really about your wins and losses, it’s about what you learn because college wrestling is a lot different than high school wrestling or middle school or anything else." Graham finished with a 15-7 record this winter. "I think he did a great job," IU coach Angel Escobedo said. "He brings intensity every day. I think just with his work ethic and the way he has passion for his sport, before we knew it, he was going to win a tournament. I was not really surprised, but happy about the levels he was able to jump. I can see him progressing even more in the future. He’s on the right path to making the national tournament. That’s what he’s driven toward, and that’s where I see him." Because the Big Ten Conference does not have an Open division, Graham could not compete in that. However, he did make the trip to Minnesota to watch the Hoosiers compete. Escobedo is counting on Graham being the starter at 149 next year. "He’s the front-runner for that right now," Escobedo said. "Nobody is going to be giving him that spot, but if he gets in the lineup, his expectations will be shooting for nationals." Graham will have a couple of his former high school teammates, including his brother Cayden, in Bloomington next year. Cayden and fellow East senior Nick South won state titles this season and will join Graham, who won a state title as a senior last year. Escobedo plans to redshirt Cayden Rooks and South next season, like he did with Graham this year. "They’re bringing in a level of intensity and dedication and passion for the sport that you’re looking for," Escobedo said. "It’s going to be refreshing to have those three guys from Columbus East in the room every day." Cayden has been driving to Bloomington four times a week to work out with Graham. When Cayden saw Graham’s Freshman of the year plaque, he had a message for Escobedo. "After our banquet, Cade came up to me and said, ‘You might as well keep the Rooks name on there because I’m going to win it next year,’" Escobedo said. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    2019 Off-Season IU Roster News and Moves

    Ease up there- just another poster expressing their opinion.
  18. mamasa

    2018-2019 Governor's Cup

    2018-19 GOVERNOR'S CUP SCHEDULE, RESULTS Sport (Pts.) Date Location Result Purdue Indiana WSOC (1) 9/29 West Lafayette PUR 1, IND 0 (2OT) 1.0 MXC (1) 10/28 Big Ten Championships PUR 2nd, IND 3rd 1.0 WXC (1) 10/28 Big Ten Championships IND 5th, PUR 10th 1.0 VB (0.5) 11/3 West Lafayette PUR 3, IND 2 0.5 VB (0.5) 11/21 Bloomington PUR 3, IND 2 0.5 FB (1) 11/24 Bloomington PUR 28, IND 21 1.0 WR (1) 1/18 West Lafayette PUR 18, IND 11 1.0 MBB (0.5) 1/19 West Lafayette PUR 70, IND 55 0.5 WBB (0.5) 1/20 West Lafayette PUR 56, IND 53 0.5 MS&D (1) 1/26 West Lafayette IND 188, PUR 106 1.0 WS&D (1) 1/26 West Lafayette IND 187.5, PUR 111.5 1.0 MBB (0.5) 2/19 Bloomington PUR 48, IND 46 0.5 MTEN (1) 2/23 Bloomington IND 4, PUR 2 1.0 MIT&F (1) 2/23-24 Big Ten Championships IND 2nd, PUR 4th 1.0 WIT&F (1) 2/23-24 Big Ten Championships IND 2nd, PUR 10th 1.0 WBB (0.5) 3/3 Bloomington IND 73, PUR 51 0.5 WTEN (1) 4/6 West Lafayette PUR 5, IND 2 1.0 BSB (1) 4/10 Bloomington IND 7, PUR 6 (10) 1.0 SB (1) 4/10 Bloomington PUR 1, IND 1 0.5 0.5 WGOLF (1) 4/19-21 Big Ten Championships MGOLF (1) 4/26-28 Big Ten Championships MOT&F (1) 5/10-12 Big Ten Championships WOT&F (1) 5/10-12 Big Ten Championships Total (20) 8.0 8.0
  19. 2018-19 GOVERNOR'S CUP SCHEDULE, RESULTS Sport (Pts.) Date Location Result Purdue Indiana WSOC (1) 9/29 West Lafayette PUR 1, IND 0 (2OT) 1.0 MXC (1) 10/28 Big Ten Championships PUR 2nd, IND 3rd 1.0 WXC (1) 10/28 Big Ten Championships IND 5th, PUR 10th 1.0 VB (0.5) 11/3 West Lafayette PUR 3, IND 2 0.5 VB (0.5) 11/21 Bloomington PUR 3, IND 2 0.5 FB (1) 11/24 Bloomington PUR 28, IND 21 1.0 WR (1) 1/18 West Lafayette PUR 18, IND 11 1.0 MBB (0.5) 1/19 West Lafayette PUR 70, IND 55 0.5 WBB (0.5) 1/20 West Lafayette PUR 56, IND 53 0.5 MS&D (1) 1/26 West Lafayette IND 188, PUR 106 1.0 WS&D (1) 1/26 West Lafayette IND 187.5, PUR 111.5 1.0 MBB (0.5) 2/19 Bloomington PUR 48, IND 46 0.5 MTEN (1) 2/23 Bloomington IND 4, PUR 2 1.0 MIT&F (1) 2/23-24 Big Ten Championships IND 2nd, PUR 4th 1.0 WIT&F (1) 2/23-24 Big Ten Championships IND 2nd, PUR 10th 1.0 WBB (0.5) 3/3 Bloomington IND 73, PUR 51 0.5 WTEN (1) 4/6 West Lafayette BSB (1) 4/10 Bloomington SB (1) 4/10 Bloomington WGOLF (1) 4/19-21 Big Ten Championships MGOLF (1) 4/26-28 Big Ten Championships MOT&F (1) 5/10-12 Big Ten Championships WOT&F (1) 5/10-12 Big Ten Championships Total (20) 6.5 6.5
  20. Here's to many more celebrating with the Hoosiers!
  21. mamasa

    (2019) SF Trendon Watford

    Romeo slept with Watford's girlfriend.....
  22. mamasa

    College Bball Thread

    Odds to win next year's tourney- (IU at 100-1) https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaabk/march-madness-updated-odds-to-win-the-2020-ncaa-tournament/ar-BBVKlh5?li=BBnba9I
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    Men's Tennis

    IU wins 5-2! Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  24. First match day of 2019! IU vs Ball State ends 7-0 IU! Back on the courts at 3:30 vs Toledo