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Rose-Hulman rolls Ravens
One record was broken, one was nearly broken and the Anderson University football team started off on a 14-0 roll Saturday afternoon. But the momentum stalled as Rose-Hulman’s hurry-up offense took its toll on the Ravens during a 42-14 defeat at Macholtz Stadium.
- Mike Lopresti: Can Tigers turn the Tide? Now that the BCS stands for Basically Chasing Saban, Saturdays like this one have become nearly as infrequent as lunar eclipses. Alabama actually has a chance to lose. Or not.
- IU ready to test sports cliches We have here a box of sports cliches. Let's pull a few out and see how they fit with the general prognosis this season for Indiana Hoosiers basketball.
- Painter wants to see Boilers put in hard work Matt Painter sat at Big Ten media day and was asked about the past season gone askew. Anyone looking for wishy-washy had come to the wrong table. This is no time to be meek, and no time to be mute. The fascinating question about Purdue this season? How the Boilermakers — the young and the old — respond to being publicly called out by their coach. Because they certainly have been.|CHICAGO -- Matt Painter sat at Big Ten media day and was asked about the past season gone askew. Anyone looking for wishy-washy had come to the wrong table. This is no time to be meek, and no time to be mute. The fascinating question about
- Bird's Sycamore stardom surprised many Do dreams ever come true? Does an athlete ever not only live up to his buildup but exceed it by enormous amounts? It may not happen very often now, when athletes are written about and recruited from the time they are in elementary school. But it certainly happened in the 1970s, when Indiana State University and Terre Haute got to know Larry Bird and were able to introduce him to the rest of the world.|TERRE HAUTE -- Do dreams ever come true? Does an athlete ever not only live up to his buildup but exceed it by enormous amounts? It may not happen very often now, when athletes are written about and recruited from the time they are in eleme
- Mike Lopresti: Retro rivalry kick starts BCS race It's retro weekend in the state of Florida, where Miami and Florida State are back to playing a game with national buzz, just like in Bobby Bowden's salad days. The Hurricanes-Seminoles game is good enough to serve as the first act of an eight-day drama that could focus the national championship race. First, Miami-Florida State, followed next Thursday by Oregon at Stanford and Oklahoma at Baylor, then LSU at Alabama on Nov. 9. The BCS computers might get vertigo.
Second-half stumbles cost Ravens a win
The scene was set Saturday for Anderson University to win its first football game under the direction of coach Bobby Ladner. But Earlham College spoiled the Ravens’ homecoming with a second half rally to steal a 21-20 decision at Macholtz Stadium.
- Mike Lopresti: Let the BCS griping begin Now that the BCS standings appear weekly, it's prime time for teeth-gnashing. Just line up at the complaint window. We can assume Oregon doesn't much like being behind Florida State, and Ohio State doesn't much like being behind Oregon.
- AU's Hall wins 12th annual Erskine Award For the 12th time, the Carl D. Erskine Award of Excellence was given out by the Anderson Rotary Club to a deserving Anderson University baseball player on Tuesday.
- Mike Lopresti: It's all about the SEC Let's hear it for the SEC. Sure, the league is threatening to turn the Associated Press poll into an SEC fraternity house, hogging eight of the top 25 spots this week. But look at this way, isn't it nice that the conference allows 17 spots for the rest of the universe?
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