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IUS cancels all spring sports, extends student eligibility in response to COVID-19

IUS Baseball Junior Clay Woeste heads back to the Grenadier dugout after being picked off to end the fifth inning of game one of a doubleheader against Campbellsville University on March 4.

Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor

April 1, 2020

On Tuesday, March 10, IU President Michael McRobbie announced that all Indiana University campuses would postpone face-to-face classes for two weeks after the Spring Break week of March 15 through 21 amidst growing concerns over the outbreak of COVID-19, more commonly known as Coronavirus. At the...

No. 22 Grenadiers split doubleheader with No. 25 Tigers

Sophomore Daunte Ducello celebrates after hitting a two-run triple in the fifth inning of the Grenadiers’ 9-5 victory over No. 25 Campbellsville, the second game of a mid-week doubleheader.

Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor

March 9, 2020

The IUS Baseball team was in the midst of one of its best starts under Head Coach Ben Reel, going 12-0 and standing as the sole undefeated squad in NAIA entering Wednesday, March 4. Seven of those 12 victories were decided by three or fewer runs. Their determination was tested once again as the No....

Grenadiers burned by red-hot Trailblazers in RSC Championship game

Grenadiers senior forward Hannah Coleman tries to drive through Ohio Christian's defense during the fourth quarter of the RSC Championship.

Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor

March 6, 2020

The stage was set on Tuesday, March 3 for the River States Conference Championship game, which was hosted at the Activities Building at IU Southeast. In one corner, the IUS Women’s Basketball team, fresh off a thrilling 96-95 victory in the RSC Semifinal on Feb. 29. In the other corner was Ohio...

Grenadiers defeat Red Wolves for first time ever, advance to RSC Semifinals

IUS sophomore Lauren Lambdin tries to drive past IU East’s Addie Brown during the second half of the Grenadiers’ RSC Quarterfinal victory over the Red Wolves.

Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor

February 28, 2020

Coming into last Wednesday’s RSC Quarterfinal at the Activities Building, the IUS Women’s Basketball team, who won the No. 1 seed in the RSC West via tiebreaker, welcomed the Red Wolves of IU East. The Grenadiers fell to the Red Wolves in overtime 98-77 in Richmond. The loss made the Grenadiers 0-...

Grenadiers ignite the court in second half against Trail Blazers, advance to RSC Semifinals

Junior David Burton goes up for a fastbreak layup during the first half of the Grenadiers’ RSC Quarterfinal victory over Ohio Christian.

Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor

February 28, 2020

The IUS Men’s Basketball team came into last Wednesday’s RSC Quarterfinal as the heavy favorite. As the top seed in the RSC West, they were pitted against Ohio Christian, the No. 4 seed in the RSC East. Many Grenadier fans in attendance expected a blowout from start to finish. However, the Trai...

Grenadier defense protects home court, wins RSC West

The Grenadiers huddle around senior center Seth Cox after their RSC West clenching victory over IU Kokomo.

Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor

February 21, 2020

The IUS men’s basketball team faced a tall order on Feb. 18, where it ended the regular season by hosting IU Kokomo with the RSC West title and a top seed in the upcoming River States Conference Tournament on the line. The Grenadiers came into the game 12-3 in RSC play — one of those losses courtesy...

Cold shooting night haunts Grenadiers versus Cougars

Head Coach Robin Farris tries to rally his troops during the third quarter of the Grenadiers’ 70-51 loss against IU Kokomo on Feb. 18.

Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor

February 21, 2020

The IUS Women’s basketball team came into last Tuesday’s rematch against River States Conference rival IU Kokomo feeling confident in the midst of a five-game winning streak, as well as in the hunt for the top seed in next week’s RSC Tournament. Along with that, the Grenadiers defeated the Cougars...

Grenadiers ground Eagles, Coach Wiley Brown wins #281

Junior Guard Jared Osborne tries to drive against the Midway defender during the Grenadiers' victory on Saturday, Feb. 15.

Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor

February 17, 2020

As the IUS men’s basketball team prepared to host Midway in the second game of a women’s-to-men’s doubleheader, two men were honored before tipoff. The first was senior center Seth Cox as part of senior day celebrations. The second was head coach Wiley Brown, who on Saturday, Feb. 8, won 105-93...

Grenadiers scrape by Eagles, take first in RSC West

Senior Guard Madi Woods surpasses 1,000 career points with a free throw during the fourth quarter of the Grenadiers' win against Midway.

Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor

February 17, 2020

The Activities Building was near full capacity before 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, as the IUS women’s basketball team hosted the Midway Eagles in a River State Conference match-up with heavy playoff implications. Before tipoff, the Grenadiers honored its trio of seniors: Ariana Sandefur, Madi Woods...

IUS Women’s Tennis preps for spring 2020 season

Junior Lauren Winchell prepares to receive a serve during a double header against Kentucky Wesleyan and Brescia on Friday, March 22, 2019. Photo by IUS Athletics, used with permission.

Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor

February 10, 2020

The IUS Women’s Tennis team had a solid showing in 2019, going 10-11 overall and finishing with a 6-1 record in River States Conference play—good for the second seed in the RSC Tournament. In the semifinals, the Grenadiers went down to the wire against IU East, but ultimately fell to the Red Wolv...

IUS Tennis preps for spring 2020 season

Brock Winchell prepares to serve during a match against Asbury University on April 11, 2019.

Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor

February 10, 2020

The IUS Men’s Tennis team had another strong run in 2019. Despite finishing with an overall record of 11-11, they posted a 4-1 record in River States Conference play, giving them the second seed in the RSC Tournament. They reached the championship match, facing regular-season and eventual tournament...

Grenadier offense overwhelms Tigers 10-4

Junior pitcher Cam Harvey throws a pitch during the fourth inning of the Grenadiers' 10-4 victory over Georgetown College.

Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

Last Monday’s weather was an anomaly for this time of year, with the temperature reaching 70 degrees at one point. It was projected to be good baseball weather, prompting the IUS baseball team to move its home opener almost a week earlier than previously scheduled. The No. 22 Grenadiers began the 2020 season ...