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IPFW's future in the face of 21st-century technology was the focus of the first academic forum of the year.
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9/11 Discussion Reveals Unanswered Questions Sept. 7, students, faculty and community members joined the College of Arts and Sciences for the year’s first University, Community, Conversation (UC²) discussion. While many of the events held in the remembrance of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were only honorary to the fallen, the UC² discussion allowed for more questions and controversy. Moderated by political science professor Andrew Downs, a panel of six IPFW professors took questions from the crowd in the Neff 101 lecture hall. Three were experts in the fields of media, culture, and society while the others were experts in politics, history and international relations. Though it has been 10 years, the UC² discussion highlighted the fact that citizens still have lingering questions. The ones the audience posed showed a desire for answers that had been neglected over the decade. The role of the media in the coverage of the terrorist attacks was an issue brought up several times by the audience. Responding to a question on whether the media was accurate in evaluating the terrorist attacks and the subsequent wars, communication Jessica Geyer
professor Stephen Carr said, “The mainstream media outlets are extremely unimaginative and very beholden to authority figures.” Because they relied on these authorities, he said, they “told the American public that whoever the Bush administration wanted the public to believe were the enemies.” Chair of the Department of Political Science James Lutz, on the other hand, said of the news organizations, “In the short term, they got it right.” Communication professor Assem Nasr said, “There is a lot of speculation on the part of the media.”
It brought global democratization and progress on human rights to a halt. - Jamie Toole
Topics such as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were also discussed, as well as the effects had on American relations with the rest of the world. According to political science professor Jamie Toole, 9/11 affected U.S. foreign policy to the point that the event really became a global issue. “It brought global democratization and progress on human rights to a halt,” said Toole. Instead, the nation become “more concerned with security than with liberty.” The debate between freedom and safety was an issue both abroad and at home on American soil.
New Blackboard Being Tested for Flaws Chelsea Allen
The start of a new semester brings changes and one of those changes is with the program Blackboard. The new system, Blackboard Learning, will go into effect this spring. At the moment, the system is being tested for flaws and faults by literally crashing the program. By doing this, the problems are located and fixed, serving to make Blackboard stronger. Dr. Steven Carr, an associate professor for IPFW, said that the old version is like a “one room school house,” and that it’s “extremely limited and limiting.” Freshman Vincent Longarce, who is majoring in IT, thought that the old unit was “difficult to navigate,” and would like the program to be more “natural.” The new Blackboard will have functions that the old one does not, which may make navigation smoother for all users. This revised version will have the use of social media such as Wikipedia and may be more “user friendly.” Gail Rathbun, director of Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, helps faculty and staff use the different parts of Blackboard
in their teaching; assisting them to adapt a teaching style and content. Rathbun says Blackboard Learning has the capability to be viewed on mobile phones — an advantage over the older style that will likely be a major asset to the program itself. No doubt, the improvements have been highly anticipated for some time. The last update was made over two years ago. “It’s very old and very out of date,” Rathbun said. However, there are some professors who choose to use Blackboard in their classes. Dr. Gerow utilizes Blackboard for his psychology classes because of its easy accessibility from home and office computers. Also, with a student population as large as Gerow’s, the program serves as a great “management tool” for keeping documents in check and under control. When asked if he would have used Blackboard had it been available when he was first teaching, the psychology professor said that he would have taken the opportunity.
The panelists also mentioned the potential use of technology by the government to keep tabs on U.S. citizens. “Technology makes it easier for the government to do what they’ve always wanted to do anyways,” said history professor Jeffrey Malanson. The lasting impact of Sept. 11 was a question the panel found harder to answer. The panelists agreed that the attacks certainly had an effect on the political consciousness of Americans. An increase of interest in the rest of the world, particularly in the Middle East, as well as new thoughts on the role of government were impacted. “We were dumbfounded by how little we actually knew. We need to learn a lot more about about other cultures,” said philosophy professor Quinton Dixie. “Which will it be? The Post Cold War Era or the Post 9/11 Era?” asked Toole about how this political age will be defined. “My guess is Post Cold War … This will probably be seen as an interlude.” UC² will be holding a second discussion on the subject of 9/11 on Sept. 19 for Constitution Day. It is titled “Personal Freedoms in a Post 9/11 World.”
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Letter to the Editor
As a member of the IPFW Tobacco Free Task Force, I want to inform the readers of The Communicator more about what the IPFW Tobacco Free Task Force is about. The IPFW Tobacco Free Task Force is a subcommittee of the IPFW Wellness Council who aim to educate about the current tobacco policy, tobacco prevention and tobacco cessation. We are a group made up of students, staff and faculty who want to create a healthier IPFW campus. We have found that there is a lack of education on campus about the Smoking and Tobacco Policy and tobacco cessation materials and services that are available to smokers on campus that are looking to quit. As I am sure everyone is becoming aware, the IPFW Smoking and Tobacco Policy is “Smoking is prohibited in any university grounds except in parking lots and designated smoking areas. The purpose of this policy is to provide a healthy, comfortable and productive environment for the campus community. Accordingly, all employees, students and visitors are expected to comply.” The IPFW Tobacco Education Team is made up of students, faculty, and staff that want to make sure that everyone is educated on the policy and is following the policy. We would rather educate
smokers one on one than have to report them to the Dean of Students, but those who repeatedly don’t follow the policy will be reported because we have exhausted all our resources and need to pass the situation onto a higher authority. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have found that secondhand smoke contains two times the amount of tar and nicotine per unit volume as smoke inhaled from a cigarette. Secondhand smoke is the third leading preventable cause of early death and disability in America. As a part of the IPFW Wellness Council, we want to make IPFW a healthier place. Informing people about secondhand smoke is just one of the many ways that we promote overall wellness on campus. According to the University of Minnesota, there is one person that dies from secondhand smoke related causes for every eight smokers who die from smoking. If we can prevent a handful of these deaths from happening to those who are students, employees and visitors of IPFW, the Wellness Council and Tobacco Task Force has done its job. The main purpose of the Smoking Forum that we held last week was to enhance awareness and respect for the current Smoking and Tobacco Policy. We also wanted to better understand people’s perspectives on the policy and why
people do not follow the policy. We had over 65 people attend the Smoking Forum and share their questions with the panel of IPFW students, faculty and administration as well as a community member from Tobacco Free Allen County. We saw the event as a success because we were able to share our cause with a large group of people and get opinions from a wide range of people on campus on how to make the policy work for smokers and non-smokers alike. We did not try to make the Smoking Forum unfriendly to smokers by the materials and sign-ups that we had available. All of these are IPFW Tobacco Task Force initiatives that we are always promoting. In closing, the IPFW Tobacco Free Task Force is not here to abolish smoking from the IPFW campus. We understand that it is a person’s right to do as they please, and we do not want to impede on that right. We just ask that everyone follow the IPFW Smoking and Tobacco Policy like they follow all the other campus policies so that we can make IPFW a safer, cleaner and healthier place for all.
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full the actual repayment would be $4,471.02. As anticipates 19 percent of all student loans from such, with a $10,000 loan, the actual total would four-year students will result in default. The DOE also uses some of the most unusually aggressive be 13,809.60 over a 10 year period. Student loans are those little tactics to collect on defaulted student loan money. Staff Editorial Dissent by Alysen Wade: – or gigantic – demons So spend loan money on vehicles, that nearly every college Because the money is “yours” at the time, the entertainment and other non-academic purchases student has to face at some point during their government has no right to tell you how to use the as you see fit; no one has the right to tell you not educational experience. money after it enters your personal bank account. to. But as a responsible adult, have a reasonable Lenders make a bet on each student they give However, upon graduating, you will be repayment plan in place. Otherwise, that trip you a loan to, expecting that with all that borrowed expected to pay back loans immediately. took or the car you bought might end up costing money, students will graduate and enter a field Deferment may be a temporary option, but make much more than expected. that allows them to pay the loan back. no mistake – the Department of Education (DOE) Spending beyond their means and lack of available jobs coupled with rising tuition costs, however, have caused graduating students to rack up steeper piles of debt. IPFW Career Services is gearing second, you’ll be less A study from the Project on Student Debt Hannah Stork up for a record-breaking Career & overwhelmed by the placed the average student debt at $24,000 last Internship Fair. The fair will be the number of recruiters year. This figure rises for students attending private largest in school history with over 75 available to talk to if you know ahead of colleges and universities. employers. If you’re looking for a part- time who your target contacts are. When taking out a student loan, it’s often time, full time, internship or volunteer Prepare a Resume, But Don’t Be specified what the money can be used for. But opportunity, don’t miss the Career Fair Disappointed if a Recruiter Asks You to while it is expected that the money will be used for on Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Apply Online schooling and related expenses, it is hard for the There are some anti-discrimination Walb Ballroom. Stop by our office in Kettler lender to see what it’s actually financing. And this Hall room 109 for help with you resume related federal guidelines that prevent is where some students get themselves in trouble. or tips on how to work a job fair. The larger companies from taking paper A poll of IPFW students suggests that most following tips can help you be successful at resumes from students. If a recruiter asks loan money is used for its intended purpose, going you to apply online, do so and be sure to the upcoming Career Fair: toward tuition, books and housing. Groceries, remind them that you met at the job fair. Dress Appropriately travel expenses, and school-related items such as One of the most common complaints Follow-Up laptops were also on the list. But some students Ask employers, “What’s the best way we get from recruiters is that students also admitted to spending their money on don’t dress appropriately for our events. to follow-up with you?” Then do it. Send entertainment and items that aren’t school-related. Don’t let an overly casual appearance thank-you notes to employers with whom Contrary to popular references to ramen you met. detract from your qualifications. noodles, college doesn’t have to be a spartan Attend the Job Fair Prep Sessions Do Your Research existence just because you’ll eventually have to pay Take advantage of the drop-in The list of attending employers is off those loans. But remember that everything you currently posted on JobZone. Doing prior assistance Career Services offers the buy with money from loans will end up costing a research on employers of interest will Tuesday and Wednesday before the job lot more once interest is figured in. provide you with two benefits. First, you’ll fair. You can bring in a copy of your resume According to the standard loan repayment come off as more prepared and professional and get advice on what to wear and how to calculator, if a $3,500 loan is taken with a typical when you speak with employers and introduce yourself to employers. 6.8 percent interest rate, by the time it is paid in
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Whether they have a deeper meaning or they’re a fad one thinks is a good idea at the time, to grandmothers’ dismay, tattoos have taken their place among socially acceptable types of expression for the Millennial Generation — those who were born after 1980. Tattoos are everywhere from famous sports athletes like David Beckham to the everyday Joe Shmo; it Zachary Seitz seems like everyone is getting inked up. The days of military personnel, biker gangs and prison inmates dominating the tattoo industry is a thing of the past. Catherine Craft, a junior at IPFW who can be seen sporting a large owl on her upper thigh, exemplifies the millennial way. Craft, on the affect her tattoos had, said “I’ve had a lot of conversations with people I normally wouldn’t have. My experience has been generally positive.” She added, “We’re getting to a new day and age where people should grow with them because they’re going to be around.” Pushing boundaries is nothing new of course, but this is no downward spiral to utter social anarchy. Today's neck tattoo of a Keystone can isn't going to turn into tomorrow's Sodom and Gomorrah. Brian Kelly, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Purdue University, described a sort of social balance. “Community level norms are constantly shifting, and there is always an influx,” Kelly said. He went on to use the example of tobacco use. “Location, location, location,” as it were, is key for most who decide to dabble in the forbidden ink. A 2010 Pew Research study found that nearly four out of 10 Millennials have tattoos, and out of them, 70 percent say the tattoos are on parts of their bodies that are coverable. Some locations are deemed less appropriate even for
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a business. We have more elderly. It’s the perception of elderly that changes [the] marketplace,” McAtee said. Craft can attest to the bias of the elderly through personal experience within her family. “My parents have grown to like them because I have them. My grandma is the one who usually gives me the cold shoulder,” she said. McAtee said covering tattoos up is the best course of action when it comes to interviews. “Let’s look at tattoos like we look at cologne and piercings. Does my interviewer have an allergy to my cologne [or] does my interviewer have a bias towards people with piercings?” McAtee said in a tone that suggested he had made the speech before. Local tattoo artist Derek Whetsel, who has been tattooing for 19 years and has been featured in a national tattoo magazine, can attest to the effect professionalism has on tattoo location. He endearingly terms these customers “closet freaks.” “I’ve tattooed doctors, nurses and lawyers; they definitely have them in places they can cover them up,” he said. Whetsel went on to comment that society has shifted toward “acceptance of a person’s color, or colors of skin.” McAtee likened the current status of tattoos to past trends: “There was a time when women wearing pants would never have been thought to be acceptable in the workplace.” As for the future of tattoos in the work place, McAtee thinks tattoos could one day be as normal as a wristwatch or tie.
y be as Common as a Suit and Tie Millennials. Ben Parker, a sophomore at Ball State University, said “… it screams gang. I have not seen a tasteful or fitting face tattoo.” The decision to cover up the ink is likely to be a result of the business world's expectations and by extension of the Silent Generation [1925-1945] and Baby Boomers [1946-1964]. The elder generations still cling to their negative outlook toward tattooing. For a good portion of their lives, tattoos have been reserved for lawless individuals aside from people in the military. Jim McAtee, Director of Career Services at IPFW – an institution that helps students interact with employers as well as make the initial connection – had much to say on the topic of tattoos. McAtee gave light to the way employers feel about tattoos in the workplace: “Most employers I know say 'tattoos [are] fine, no problem. If you’re dealing with my customers, have tattoos in ways that you can professionally cover them up if need be." Employers may not have a particular bias against tattoos, and some even have tattoos of their own. The problem lies with who the employer’s potential clients are. “It’s all about customer base. Customers drive
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Media Calendar The IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts has released their Fall 2011 Media Calendar. These are the highlights from the upcoming season. For all events on campus, students with a Mastodon card are admitted for free unless otherwise noted. Guests are encouraged to arrive early, as latecomers for theatre, music and dance events will not be seated until intermission or at the discretion of management. For all ticketed events, information may be acquired by calling the Schatzlein Box Office at 260-481-6555.
Theatre: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Directed by Craig A. Humphrey Musical Direction by Mindy Cox Williams Theatre Sep. 30, Oct. 1, 6, 7, 8 at 8:00 p.m. Oct. 9 at 2:00 p.m. Sign language interpreted performance- Sunday, Oct. 9 According to IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts Fall 2011 Media Calendar, the musical “is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written.” $16 Adults, $14 Seniors/Faculty/Staff/Alumni, $12 Groups of 10 or more, $5 Students 18 and under, $12 Other college students with ID. Children under 10 will not be admitted.
Art: Fall 2011 Senior BFA Exhibition
Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Contemporary Regional Gallery 311 East Main Street Fort Wayne, Indiana Friday, Nov. 18-Dec. 9, 2011 Awards Ceremony – Friday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Opening Reception immediately following at 7–9:00 p.m. Free admission on opening night. Admission is charged during normal business hours. First Sunday of every month and Thursdays are free. Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday open until 8 p.m. The galleries are closed Mondays and major holidays.
Music: Composition Studio Showcase Recital
Rhinehart Recital Hall Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. According to IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts Fall 2011 Media Calendar, “The concert will feature newly composed music works by Department of Music students from the composition studios of Dr. Chris Rutkowski and Dr. Ken Johnson.” $7 Adults, $6 Seniors/Faculty/Staff/Alumni, $4 Non-IPFW Students. Children ages 10 and younger are free.
Dance: Purely Dance 2011
Artistic Director Brittney Coughlin Williams Theatre Dec. 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 at 8:00 p.m. Dec. 11 at 2:00 p.m. According to IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts Fall 2011 Media Calendar the exhibition is “the truest expression of our dance minor program … the evening will feature fresh, new and exciting choreography by the faculty and alumni of the Department of Theatre dance minor program.” $14 Adults, $12 Seniors/Faculty/Staff/Alumni, $10 Groups of 10 or more, $5 Students 18 and under, $10 Other college students with ID. Children under 6 will not be admitted Comic by Dennis Barbosa
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Students Arrested for Mining on Campus
Several IPFW students were apprehended this week in connection with ongoing mining activities on campus. “We’ve had a recent rash of vandalism and odd constructions of dirt and stone showing up all over campus,” said Police Chief Davis. “It is our hope that this will stop now that the students responsible have been taken into custody.” According to local Fort Wayne authorities, these activities are not isolated to the IPFW campus. A rise in popularity of the indie game Minecraft has led to amateur strip mining and construction at various locations in and around the city. The students arrested for attempting to mine on campus are believed to be responsible for the prolonged length of certain construction projects
on campus. Missing tools and building supplies as well as strategically placed walls of dirt have caused trouble for construction workers for several weeks. When questioned about the reasoning behind the vandalism, one of the apprehended stated, “We didn’t realize IPFW was part of a nongriefing server.” “It’s obvious that these students had intentions of building permanent structures on campus. Half-buried chests filled with wood, pick axes and gravel have been found near the river and the construction site for the new parking garage,” said Davis. Campus police have also found what they believe to be a shrine covered with cake hidden in the woods. Local gamer and avid mine-crafter, Albert Stevenson, was disappointed by the actions his fellow gamers have taken. “Some people just take things too far and give the rest of us a bad rep. I believe I speak for the rest of us mine-crafters when I say this is an incident we’d really just like to cover up and never speak of again.”
Gipper Overload Lands Frat Boys in Hospital Spending an afternoon watching How I Met Your Mother, throwing back shots of whiskey for every time Barney Stinson says “legen- wait for it- dary,” is a regular activity for the IPFW chapter of Delta Tau Chi. Last Wednesday they decided to become more politically involved with their drinking challenge by watching the GOP debate with a similar rule. Every time Ronald Reagan was mentioned during the debate, the group would raise a glass and toast to The Gipper. It was that decision that landed them in the hospital. “About a quarter way through I knew we were in trouble,” said fraternity member Shawn Sterkette. “I’ve never watched a show with a more repeated catch phrase.” Zachary Seitz
“Usually when I drink too much I blame the It was a little before halfway through when the fraternity started to show signs of alcohol booze and say that I’ll never touch it again,” said poisoning. Luckily one of the men decided to Michael Burne. “But, after Wednesday I think I’ll just stay away from the GOP.” call 911. EMS responders arrived at the residence shortly after the call. “The door was open and we let ourselves in. The first thing we see is one of the frat boys unconscious, dressed like what I think was Nancy Reagan,” said paramedic Eric Boucher. “He started muttering something about trickle-down economics just before he defecated on himself.” The students are listed in good condition, but said they will continue their drinking habit.
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Defense Playing for Beckum
Despite Losing Senior Linebacker to Injury, Hoosiers Working On, Off Field for Improved Play By Alex McCarthy, Indiana Daily Student At the pregame meeting before IU’s loss to Virginia Saturday, Co-Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers Coach Mike Ekeler reserved the last question for injured senior linebacker Leon Beckum. “Leon, your teammates voted you as a team captain,” Ekeler said. “Now that you’re dinged up a little bit, what would you give to go out tonight on that field?” Beckum responded he would give his soul. His words prior to the Virginia game spoke volumes to his fellow linebackers, like redshirt freshman Chase Hoobler. “It gave us more motivation to play for him,” Hoobler said, “because he knows how bad he wanted to be out there, and it’s his senior year.” With Beckum unable to go onto the field with a knee injury, he has become a new assistant coach for the defense, Ekeler said. Redshirt junior Lee Rose, who plays weakside linebacker like Beckum, said he has looked up to Beckum since he transferred from the University of Richmond in 2009. “Leon’s one of our smartest linebackers to begin with. We watch him to see how to do things right,” Rose said. “Now that he’s not (on the field) when we are practicing, he’s there still to help us with technique and some of the stuff that he would do.” Beckum serves as an example of how close the linebackers are as a unit. Senior middle linebacker Jeff Thomas and Beckum have been good friends for a while, but younger players like Hoobler became fast friends with the older players. Each Thursday, the linebackers make an excursion to a local place like Buffalo Wild Wings or Yogi’s Grill & Bar for dinner. They usually find something to talk about other than IU football, taking a break to eat and relax before they check
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you, and that’s what Coach Wilson has been into a hotel Friday night before a game. The tradition started last season, but things coaching since day one: it’s a family and you play are a bit different this season. Along with the for the guy next to you.” new coaching staff, Amy Freel, director of sports performance nutrition, came to IU — changing the way the team eats and fuels for games, Rose said. “It’s changed since last year ... Now that we have a nutritionist, you’ll see guys eating salads, where last year, no one would get a salad,” Rose said. “When we went to Buffalo Wild Wings, yeah, we got a lot of wings and stuff, but guys are actually watching what we eat.” Ekeler said the linebackers are close, but the defense as a whole grows closer as the season progresses. He said they bought into the selfless mentality IU Coach Kevin Wilson’s staff has stressed over and over again. “It’s not about making a big play and pounding your chest,” Ekeler said. “It’s about making a play and having 10 of your teammates come and tackle
Davies Leads IU to Victory in Fall Opener By: Abby Liebenthal, Indiana Daily Student The IU women’s golf team had a goal Sunday — make up the two strokes that kept them behind first-round leader IU-Purdue University Indianapolis. The Hoosiers accomplished that goal, winning the IU Fall Kickoff at the Indiana University Golf Course Sept. 10 and 11. “When you’re behind after the first round, you learn a lot about yourself,” IU Coach Clint Wallman said. “They played very determined with having to post a number and actually doing it.” With junior Rosie Davies’s even-par 72 leading the entire field Saturday, the IU women’s golf team totaled a 17-over-par 305 in the first round. Wallman said the team cleaned up errors in their short game to finish the second round
at 297, recording a tournament total of 602 and winning the event by nine strokes. Davies, of London, England, finished the event carding a tournament total of even-par 144, taking home her first win with the Hoosiers. After saving par on the first hole in the second round, she said it became a turning point to make birdies continuing the round. “I just wanted to go in and play the same way I did Saturday, being really aggressive and sticking to the game plan of making lots of birdies,” Davies said. “We know the golf course, so we know how it plays.” Senior co-captain Kristtini Cain followed her first-round 76 with a one-under-par 71 to finish three strokes behind Davies. Cain said the team was a little nervous the first day but is confident now that the first tournament is under their belt.
“We definitely came in wanting to win. We all worked hard on our games this summer and needed to dust off the rust from not playing as a team for awhile,” Cain said. “We knew that we could win if we played our own game and didn’t worry about anyone else.” The Hoosiers are a smaller team this year with six players, which junior co-captain Kate Coons said was good for team chemistry. Coons tallied a 155 tournament total. The IU women’s golf team will play in their first ranked event Sept. 17 18 at the Mary Fossum Invitational in East Lansing, Mich. “We had some good momentum going this week, so we just need to play smart and stick to our game plan,” Coons said. “The more shots we hit before our first ranked event will help us get into a groove and the better we’ll be.”
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Virginia 34, IU 31: Hoosiers Lose First Home Game
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By: Alex McCarthy, Indiana Daily Student Indiana’s home opener was a game of runs, with Virginia scoring 20 unanswered at one point and IU scoring 28 unanswered, but it was three points at the end that decided it. Virginia’s senior kicker Robert Randolph made a short field goal in the final seconds to secure a 34-31 win for the Cavaliers. Clinging to an eight-point lead with two minutes left, the Hoosiers
surrendered a touchdown and a two-point conversion with 1:36 remaining. When IU got the ball and began to drive for a possibly dramatic win, sophomore quarterback Edward Wright-Baker was sacked and fumbled, giving UVA the ball with just over a minute to play. All the Cavaliers had to do was run the clock down and kick the chip shot. The Hoosiers fall to 0-2, while the Cavaliers sit at 2-0.
By: Connor O’Gara, Indiana Daily Student With the release of the 2011-12 IU men’s basketball schedule, here are some notes and trends about what the Hoosiers have in store for this season: -Of IU’s 14 games before 2012, 12 of them will be played in the state of Indiana (Nov. 30 at NC State, Dec. 28 at Michigan State are only ones outside of Indiana) -IU’s first five games will be aired on the Big Ten Network with a Nov. 16 game at Evansville TBA -The Hoosiers will take on Butler (Nov. 27) for the first time since 2006 when IU lost to the Bulldogs 60-55 at Hinkle Fieldhouse -IU will face Notre Dame in the Crossroads Classic at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Dec. 17 -The last time IU faced Notre Dame was also at a neutral site when the No. 8 Irish beat the Hoosiers 88-50 in the Maui Invitational in 2008 -Three times IU will square off against BCS conference opponents
before the Big Ten season (Nov. 30 vs. NC State, Dec. 10 vs. Kentucky, Dec. 17 vs. Notre Dame) -In the Tom Crean era, the Hoosiers are 20-17 in non-conference games -IU will play at Michigan State (Dec. 28) to kick off conference play -The Hoosiers are 1-2 in Big Ten openers under Crean -All of IU’s first three conference opponents (at Michigan State, vs. Ohio State, vs. Michigan) made the NCAA Tournament last season -This year marks the second straight New Year’s Eve in which the Hoosiers will be playing Ohio State at Assembly Hall -IU’s Jan. 15 showdown at Ohio State will also be the second straight year the Hoosiers will play at Columbus on a Sunday CBS broadcast game -On Jan. 18, IU will play at Nebraska for the first time in the Crean era -The Hoosiers will take on in-state rival Purdue in the Big Ten regular season finale for the first time since 2001