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Local News
4:17 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Still Alive in College World Series, Indiana Hoosiers to Face Oregon State Beavers Wednesday

The Indiana Hoosiers return to action tomorrow in the College World Series, taking on Oregon State.

The Hoosiers are one game away from elimination after a 5-4 loss Monday night to Mississippi State.

IU coach Tracy Smith says his team struggled to generate any offense against the Bulldogs, striking out 14 times.

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Local News
11:00 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Louisville Cardinals, Indiana Hoosiers 'Living in the Dream' of College World Series

IU First Baseman Sam Travis
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The University of Louisville and Indiana University baseball teams open play against each other in the College World Series tomorrow in Omaha, Nebraska.

It’s the first-ever trip to the eight-team championship for the Hoosiers.     

First baseman Sam Travis helped them get there with a home run in last weekend’s victory over Florida State.

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Local News
4:54 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Cards Prepping for College World Series Showdown with IU

Coach Dan McDonnell meets the media Monday
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The University of Louisville baseball team is preparing for the program’s first College World Series appearance since 2007, and just the second in school history.       

This will be the first trip to the tournament in Omaha, Nebraska for coach Dan McDonnell’s players, but he’s been there twice, both as a player (with the Citadel in 1990) and a coach (U of L in '07).

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Local News
10:06 pm
Sun June 9, 2013

Louisville Cardinals, Indiana Hoosiers Make College World Series. And Will Play Each Other.

For just the second time in school history, the University of Louisville baseball team is going to the College World Series.

Jeff Thompson pitched seven strong innings in U of L’s 2-1 victory over No. 2 overall seed Vanderbilt in a NCAA super regional today in Nashville.

The Cards have won a school-record 51 games this season. They swept their best-of-three series with the Commodores, who defeated U of L 10-2 back in April.

The Two-Way
8:14 am
Fri March 29, 2013

'Cuse Control And 2 Other Things To Say About Basketball Today

Brandon Triche (No. 20) of the Syracuse Orange goes to the hoop against Cody Zeller of the Indiana Hoosiers during their teams' game Thursday night in Washington, D.C. Syracuse won, 61-50.
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Originally published on Fri March 29, 2013 8:54 am

Friday morning's cheat sheet about the NCAA's Division I men's basketball tournament (or March Madness, as it's better known):

-- Hoosiers Zoned Out: It's probably never right to say that a Syracuse win is a huge surprise, given the many years of success enjoyed by coach Jim Boeheim's Orange. But the 'Cuse are a No. 4 seed in the tournament's East region. So Thursday night's 61-50 win over No. 1 seed Indiana is worth noting.

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Local News
12:13 am
Fri March 29, 2013

IU Ousted From NCAA Tournament, 61-50

The Indiana Hoosiers have been eliminated from the men’s NCAA basketball tournament.

IU, the number one seed in the East Region, fell to Syracuse  61-50 Thursday night  in Washington, D.C.  

The Hoosiers finish the season with a 29-7 record.   Syracuse will face Marquette Saturday for a trip to the Final Four.    Victor Oladipo led IU in scoring with 16 points; Christian Watford added 13.

Indiana, the Big Ten regular season champs this year, was vying for its first NCAA Elite Eight appearance since 2002.  

Local News
4:53 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

IU Meets Syracuse in First NCAA Matchup Since '87 Title Game

The Indiana Hoosiers return to action tomorrow  in the Sweet Sixteen round of the men’s NCAA tournament.

Five years after Tom Crean took over a program that had only two returning starters, he has Indiana two wins from reaching its first Final Four since 2002.

The top-seeded Hoosiers face number four seed Syracuse in the NCAA regional semifinals.

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Local News
7:31 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

IU Advances in NCAA Tournament, 83-62

The  Indiana Hoosiers won their men's NCAA tournament opener today, easily defeating James Madison 83-62 in Dayton, Ohio.

Yogi Ferrell led Indiana with 16 points and was one of five Hoosiers to score in double figures.  

IU, the number one seed in the East Region, will take on Temple Sunday in third round action.  The Owls advanced with a 76-72 win over North Carolina State.

The Louisville Cards resume tournament play Saturday in Lexington, taking on Colorado State.

Local News
12:59 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

A 16 Seed Upsetting a 1 Seed is Inevitable, Writers Say

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Update: Louisville easily defeated North Carolina A&T  but Gonzaga struggled against Southern. Indiana plays James Madison on Friday afternoon and Kansas plays Western Kentucky Friday night.

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1:02 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Is Louisville's Region Toughest? Who's the Betting Favorite? NCAA Tournament By the Numbers

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An evening and morning have passed for basketball-obsessed Louisville to consider the pairings for the 2013 men's basketball NCAA Tournament. Some themes that have developed are that the Louisville Cardinals' Midwest Region is the toughest despite being the overall No. 1 seed and the defending champion Kentucky Wildcats being left out of the field.

Aside from the obvious question—"Who wins?"—this year's bracket leaves a great deal to think about. Let's take a look at the pairing by the numbers.

U of L's Midwest Region was instantly pegged by analysts as the toughest, and a few Cardinals fans grumbled on social media Sunday night. They may have a point.

Let's toss out No. 16 seeds—none has ever beaten a No. 1 seed. (Apologies to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.) If the better seeds win out, no team has a tougher road to the Final Four than Louisville, going by RPI ranking. The Nos. 8, 4 and 2 seeds in the Midwest average a 13.3 RPI ranking. (In fact, the No. 2 seed Duke Blue Devils are the RPI's No. 1 team in the nation.)

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