Thursday, July 31
BIG TEN FOOTBALL MEDIA DAY INTERVIEWS
2014 Big Ten Football Media Day is now in the books from Chicago. The Hoosiers sent head coach Kevin Wilson alongside quarterback Nate Sudfeld, wide receiver Shane Wynn, and linebacker David Cooper to the Hilton Hotel for several press conferences, photo shoots, and interviews with the local and national media.
I was able to catch with all three Hoosier athletes one-on-one to talk upcoming storylines for this season.
Nate Sudfeld on how he will handle being the lone quarterback in the Hoosier system, and his adjustments with a new receiving core: Sudfeld Interview
Shane Wynn on the lessons he learned from last year's leaving receivers, and some younger Hoosier receivers that we should keep our eyes on: Wynn Interview
David Cooper is ready to lead the IU defense with a completely knew 3-4 defensive scheme. Here he is discussing the changes the defense have made with new defensive coordinator Brian Knorr: Cooper Interview
HOOSIERS AT COMMONWEALTH GAMES
IU junior swimmer Brooklyn Snodgrass took the bronze medal on Tuesday in the 50-meter backstroke at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland. It was a tight race, and Snodgrass finished just 1/100th of a second ahead of fourth place in order to earn a medal.
IU alumni Derek Drouin continued his tremendous athletic accomplishments on Wednesday. He was the only athlete to clear 2.31m in the high jump as he earned the gold medal. In 2013, he had won the bronze medal at the World Championships, and also won bronze at the 2012 London Olympics.
CURT MILLER ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION
After two seasons with the Indiana University women's basketball team, Curt Miller announced that he will resign as head coach, effective immediately.
Miller led the Hoosiers to 32 wins over his first two seasons, including a school-record 21 in 2014. Indiana University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass made the announcement in a school release.
"Curt Miller did an incredible job coaching this team, brining us farther, faster than anyone could have reasonably expected," Glass said. "He leaves the program in a very strong position and poised for much greater success. I respect his decision to resign, and I wish him well. The search for a permanent successor has already begun."
Until a new head coach is hired, Associate Head Coach Curtis Lloyd will serve as interim head coach. Glass said that he will ask the new head coach to keep all current assistant coaches on-staff, however ultimately it will be their decision. He also expects all other staff members to stay.
AREA SPRING ATHLETES HAD STRONG ACADEMIC SUCCESS
Not only was there plenty of success on the field for area athletes, but many local scholastic stars attained a high level of achievement in the class room. Here is a list of Academic All-State recipients from our listening area.
BASEBALL ACADEMIC ALL-STATE
Bryce Aldridge, Bloomington North
Blake Richardson, Bloomington North
Dylan Stutsman, Bloomington North
Max Williams, Bloomington North
Tyler Bivins, Bloomington South
Rex McHaley, Bloomington South
Gage Rogers, Bloomington South
BASEBALL - HONORABLE MENTION
Pete Allen, Bloomington North
Joe Crider, Bloomington South
Henry Niswander, Bloomington South
Jordan Parrott, Bloomington South
SOFTBALL – ACADEMIC ALL-STATE (HONORABLE MENTION)
Elizabeth Getz, Bloomington South
Hannah Walker, Bloomington South
BOYS TRACK & FIELD – ACADEMIC ALL-STATE
Charlie Ryan, Bloomington North
AJ Schultheis, Bloomington North
Griffin Tichenor, Bloomington North
Winston Winkler, Bloomington North
Jeremy Gornall, Bloomington South
Drew Miller, Bloomington South
Peter Voskuil, Bloomington South
Anthony Williams, Bloomington South
BOYS TRACK & FIELD – ACADEMIC ALL-STATE (HONORABLE MENTION)
Jacob Milhouse, Bloomington South
James Tanford, Bloomington South
Isaac Gluesenkamp, Brown County
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD – ACADEMIC ALL-STATE
Morgan Newman, Bloomington North
Kate Raphael, Bloomington North
Emma St. John, Bloomington North
Adeline Kautz, Bloomington South
Alexis Lewandowski, Bloomington South
Hallie Pedersen, Bloomington South
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD – ACADEMIC ALL-STATE (HONORABLE MENTION)
Isabel Roberts-Hamilton, Bloomington North
Veronica Fickel, Bloomington South
Madeline Kane, Bloomington South
Adi Reuveny, Bloomington South
GIRLS TENNIS ACADEMIC ALL-STATE
Megan Coghlan, Bloomington North
Sarah Coghlan, Bloomington North
Lauren Wicker, Bloomington North
Janani Krishnan, Bloomington South
7/30 IU Quarterback Nate Sudfeld: Sudfeld Interview
7/30 IU Wide Receiver Shane Wynn: Wynn Interview
7/30 IU Linebacker David Cooper: Cooper Interview
7/22 IU Field Hockey Coach Amy Robertson: Amy Robertson Interview
7/14 IU Baseball Coach Chris Lemonis: Lemonis Interview