Former IU rower killed on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17

By   |   Friday, Jul. 18, 2014 - 8:32 AM   |   4 comments

According to an athletic department source, former Indiana rower Karlijn Keijzer was one of the 298 passengers killed on board Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, which was downed Thursday in the Ukraine.

Keijzer rowed at Indiana in the 2010-11 season, joining the Hoosiers as a chemistry graduate student. The Amsterdam, Netherlands native was 25 years old.

More to come.

UPDATE: The release from Indiana University follows.

Indiana University mourns the passing of student-athlete Karlijn Keijzer

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University has learned that Karlijn Keijzer, a doctoral student in the chemistry department in the IU College of Arts and Sciences, was among the passengers on Malaysia Air Flight 17, which crashed Thursday, July 17, leaving no survivors. Keijzer, 25, also earned her master’s degree from IU and was a member of the women’s rowing team during the 2011 season.

“On behalf of the entire Indiana University community, I want to express my deepest sympathies to Karlijn’s family and friends over her tragic death,” Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie said. “Karlijn was an outstanding student and a talented athlete, and her passing is a loss to the campus and the university. Our hearts also go out to the families of all the victims of this senseless act.”
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Wilson to appear on ESPN on July 31

By   |   Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014 - 5:18 PM   |   11 comments
From IU Sports Info:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana head football coach Kevin Wilson and the Big Ten football coaches will visit ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., headquarters July 30-31, to take part in ESPN’s annual mid-summer college football coaches’ “car wash” – in which guests appear across multiple programs and platforms over one day.

Wilson will join Randy Edsall (Maryland), Kirk Ferentz (Iowa), Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern), Brady Hoke (Michigan), Urban Meyer (Ohio State) and Bo Pelini (Nebraska) at the ESPN Compound on July 31.

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Coleman named to Doak Walker watch list

By   |   Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014 - 12:19 PM   |   No comments

From IU Sports Info:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana running back Tevin Coleman is a candidate for the 2014 Doak Walker Award, the PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced Thursday morning. The award is presented annually to the nation’s top running back.

Coleman earned honorable mention All-Big Ten recognition in 2013. He rushed for 958 yards on 131 carries (7.3 average) with 12 touchdowns and finished with 1,275 all-purpose yards in nine games.
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Live Chat, 11 a.m.

By   |   Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2014 - 10:25 PM   |   No comments

We’ll be here. 

IU to open football season Aug. 30 at noon on ESPNews

By   |   Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2014 - 6:06 PM   |   6 comments

Indiana and Indiana State will kick off the football season Aug. 30 at noon on ESPNews, the Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday.

Four other game times are also official (with television assignments when applicable):

Sept. 13: at Bowling Green, noon, ESPNU/ESPNews
Oct. 11: at. Iowa, noon
Oct. 18: vs. Michigan State, 3:30 p.m. (Homecoming)
Nov. 1: at Michigan, noon

The remaining times and television assignments will be announced at later dates.

The full release from IU follows after the jump.
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Crean putting together vision for guard-oriented team

By   |   Tuesday, Jul. 15, 2014 - 7:43 PM   |   27 comments

The team Tom Crean coaches this season will operate differently than any team he’s coached at Indiana and possibly different than any team he’s ever led. It certainly will have to undergo a vast metamorphosis from the 2013-14 Hoosiers squad that finished 17-15 and missed the postseason entirely.

Indiana returns just six scholarship players from last year’s roster with one of them — rising sophomore forward Collin Hartman — rehabilitating from an ACL tear with an still undetermined timeline for his return. Last year’s squad was low on guards, heavy on wings, and had an eventual top-10 NBA draft pick playing center in Noah Vonleh. This year’s team will have an over-abundance of guards, a smaller number of wings, and two unproven players over 6-foot-9 who will have to man the center position.
Crean said in June at an Indiana tailgate tour event in Borden that he wasn’t sure what Indiana’s style of play would be, but that it would have to be unconventional. Crean said at a press availability on Tuesday that the construction of his vision for this team is in its early stages.
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Lemonis adds Cheesebrough to IU baseball staff

By   |   Monday, Jul. 14, 2014 - 2:13 PM   |   2 comments

Here’s the release from IU:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Kyle Cheesebrough, an assistant under Indiana head baseball coach Chris Lemonisat Louisville, will join IU as an assistant coach and the Hoosiers’ recruiting coordinator, Lemonis announced Monday. Cheesebrough will also work with IU’s hitters and catchers.

“I’m excited about adding Kyle Cheesebrough because we’re getting a young, energetic coach who will be relentless in maintaining the standard of excellence that has been established here in Bloomington,” Lemonis said. “He has a strong knowledge of the game and a great passion to coach.”

Cheesebrough spent the past three seasons at Louisville working with catchers after serving as a volunteer assistant at the University of Pittsburgh in 2011.

While on staff at Louisville, Cheesebrough helped the Cardinals to back-to-back College World Series appearances in 2013 and 2014 and an NCAA Regional stop in 2012.

“Watching how Indiana has evolved over the last few years and what they’ve done as far as facilities and how much they’ve made baseball a priority, it was a no-brainer to jump on board and be a Hoosier,” Cheesebrough said. “It’s an exciting time at Indiana. They’ve had a lot of success the last couple of years and we’re going to try to keep that rolling.

“We’re going to try to be the best we can be here and recruit the best kids out of Indiana as well as the surrounding states.”

As a player in 2008 and 2009, Cheesebrough started 18 games and played in 32, helping U of L to back-to-back BIG EAST Tournament titles, a BIG EAST regular-season title, two NCAA Regional appearances and a NCAA Super Regional visit.

“I have to thank Coach Lemonis,” Cheesebrough said. “I’m very blessed to have this opportunity to not only have been recruited by him and played for him, but to continue to be on his staff. I know how hard he works and I know what kind of person he is. He is going to do amazing things at Indiana and I’m going to do everything in my part to replicate what he accomplished in this role at Louisville as we strive to remain one of the premiere baseball programs in the country at Indiana.”

The Rowlett, Texas, native completed his degree at Louisville in education while working as a student assistant for the team in 2010.

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