Bachman had good freshman and sophomore seasons, then dropped his pitching release slot a tad; toned up his 6-1, 235-pound frame; developed a killer slider, and turned into a flame thrower.
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IUPUI hires former star player Matt Crenshaw as head coach
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The NCAA Division I Board of Directors ratified a rule change Wednesday that will allow all athletes who have not yet transferred the ability to do so one time in a college career and be immediately eligible to play.
Boundaries—particularly regarding transfers—that were stifling but also stabilizing are being dismantled piece by piece.
The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to change the long-standing rule that has often deterred players in high-profile sports from switching schools, two people with knowledge of the council’s decision told The Associated Press.
The Division I Council meets Wednesday and Thursday, and the agenda includes voting on a proposal that would grant all college athletes the ability to transfer one time as undergraduates without having to then sit out a season of competition.
NCAA Senior Vice President of Basketball Dan Gavitt said the successful tournament held primarily in Indianapolis and exclusively in Indiana could create a late-round model for future tourneys.
TV ratings were down nearly 14% from the last NCAA men’s basketball title game, between Virginia and Texas Tech in 2019.
Officials on Tuesday also released attendance figures for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament’s 66 games—all played in Indiana.
Randy Fishman had the best seat in the house for Monday night’s championship, located courtside and smack dab in the middle. Friends watching the game on television would have seen him just above the black line running across midcourt.
With no nearby direct flights to Indianapolis available, Baylor University and Gonzaga University fans had to go well out of their way to attend the culmination of the 2021 NCAA men’s basketball season Monday night.
Indiana University is still the last undefeated national men’s Division I basketball champion, winning in 1976.
New Indiana University Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Woodson on Monday added Dane Fife as associate coach. Fife played on former IU Coach Bob Knight’s final team and helped lead IU to the 2002 national championship game.
Fife spent the last 10 seasons working on Tom Izzo’s staff at Michigan State, the final three as associate head coach.
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IBJ Publisher Nate Feltman talks with Morris about the history of the city’s sports strategy and what it has meant for the Indy economy.
Not everyone in college sports believes it’s for the better as athletes get closer to earning money from third parties for use of their names, images or likenesses.
The Zags now face Baylor in the championship game on Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Led by Jared Butler and the rest of their brilliant backcourt, a defense that refused to give Houston an inch, and a coach intent on making the most of his first trip to the Final Four, the Bears roared to a 78-59 victory Saturday night in their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament semifinals in 71 long years.
Indiana teams were noticeably absent from the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament this year—only Purdue even made the field of 68 teams. But there are still some Indiana-related reasons to watch the Final Four. Here are five of them.
John W. “Ned” Sampson, the longtime coach of Pembroke High School in North Carolina, once went toe-to-toe with members of the Ku Klux Klan.