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Indiana Hoosiers

Hoosiers is the nickname of the sports teams at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. The school colors are crimson and cream. The Hoosiers joined the Big Ten Conference on December 1, 1899, and 22 teams currently represent the university.
Hoosiers is the nickname of the sports teams at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. The school colors are crimson and cream. The Hoosiers joined the Big Ten Conference on December 1, 1899, and 22 teams currently represent the university. « Show less

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  • March Madness just the ticket for sluggish college hoops

    March Madness just the ticket for sluggish college hoops
    Who knew? For months, we've heard all about the sorry state of college basketball. The sport was in trouble. It was unwatchable thanks to a combination of low scoring and painfully slow play. Most of the sport's recognizable stars were leaving after just...
  • March Madness: It'll be a big blue heaven for Kentucky at the end

    March Madness: It'll be a big blue heaven for Kentucky at the end
    It took UC Irvine 38 years to qualify for the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament, but now that the Anteaters are in, can they win a game? It's a tall order, but Irvine just might be in the zone. So predicts national college basketball writer...
  • With top-heavy bracket, look for chalk to prevail in NCAA tournament

     With top-heavy bracket, look for chalk to prevail in NCAA tournament
    At the risk of alarming Virginia and Duke faithful, a confession: Bracket chaos has followed me like a stray puppy for the last five NCAA tournaments. Our fling began in 2010 where many flirtations commence: New Orleans. There I saw Old Dominion, an...
  • Kentucky and UCLA separated by more than brackets in NCAA tournament

    Kentucky and UCLA separated by more than brackets in NCAA tournament
    It was two different Selection Sundays for the two greatest men's college basketball programs in the history of the NCAA tournament. First off, one of the teams was anointed, not selected. Kentucky, winner of eight national titles, earned the top...
  • Big Ten winners and losers on Selection Sunday

    Big Ten winners and losers on Selection Sunday
    Couldn't Scott Barnes have lied? C'mon, Mr. NCAA Selection Committee Chairman. Did you really have to admit that Wisconsin would have been a No. 1 seed regardless of how the Big Ten tournament played out? OK, OK. We appreciate the honesty. And it's...
  • Michigan State roars back to topple Maryland on way to Big Ten final

    Michigan State roars back to topple Maryland on way to Big Ten final
    Michigan State was dead and buried, or so it seemed, when Maryland jumped out to a 16-point lead Saturday at the United Center. But after forward Branden Dawson cleaned up a Matt Costello miss in the first half, he grabbed Costello and screamed: "Let'...
  • Football Hall of Famer John Mathias bucked the odds at IU

    Being an Indiana University football fan invites a lifelong ordeal of suffering on Saturday afternoons in Bloomington. How frustrating is it to cheer for a program that has managed just 11 winning seasons in the last half-century? Only Bill Mallory...
  • Building the NCAA tournament bracket: A look inside the process

    Building the NCAA tournament bracket: A look inside the process
    INDIANAPOLIS — At NCAA headquarters, the basketball enthusiasts view Selection Sunday as Christmas morning. This mock selection exercise would be akin to Thanksgiving. "So let's eat," says David Worlock, the NCAA point man for this event....
  • Signs point to Northwestern's NCAA breakthrough in 2015-16

    Signs point to Northwestern's NCAA breakthrough in 2015-16
    Northwestern players celebrated Big Ten victories this season with locker-room eruptions, circling their coach and spraying him with water while jumping up and down. Chris Collins loved it. "At Duke, people got spoiled to the winning," he said. "You'...
  • Bruins hope their NCAA tournament bubble doesn't burst Sunday

    Bruins hope their NCAA tournament bubble doesn't burst Sunday
    The weekend was a numbers-lovers paradise that took us from Friday the 13th horror (ask Virginia and Duke) to the celebration of Pi Day (3.14159 …), where it was hard to differentiate the conferences from the circumferences. From there, all...
  • Rutter: Indiana's Legion of Stupid comes out of its closet

    Rutter: Indiana's Legion of Stupid comes out of its closet
    If you're going to do something really dumb, you need helpers and allies. So Indiana Gov. Mike Pence insisted his brain-linked legislature pass a "Religion Restoration" law that elevates religious bigotry against gay Hoosiers to the official policy of...