On November 27, ultrarunner Matt Flaherty of Bloomington will compete on Team USA in the 100km World Championships in Los Alcázares, Spain. Hot off a record-setting win in the Tecumseh Trail Marathon outside of Bloomington in October, Flaherty describes the 100km challenge — and why the battle of ultrarunning is worth it to him. Click here to read the full story.
Between the Indiana University football team vying for another bowl appearance and the basketball season starting, sportswriters are busy in Hoosier Nation this month. And thanks to blogs, podcasts, and social media, info about the Hoosiers is at your fingertips. But how do you keep it all straight? Here’s a short list. Click here to read the full story.
The film Men in the Arena, showing in Bloomington at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on October 26, documents two young Somalis who play on the national soccer team of their war-torn country. To escape terrorism, they emigrate to the United States. For several reasons, Bloomington’s Tyler Ferguson has championed the film. Click here to read the full story.
Bekka Potter, also known as Silken Tofu, has reached the highest level of officiating in the sport in which the local roller derby league, Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby, competes. Traveling abroad to officiate and certify other Non-Skating Officials helps her to stay connected with family and friends while pursuing her passion. Click here to read the full story.
After 22 years at The Indianapolis Star, mostly covering IU sports, Terry Hutchens was told he “didn’t own” his beat. They parted ways, and he became an old-school sportswriter in the digital age. Now he has a regular gig at BtownBanners.com, freelances for other news sites, writes books, and teaches journalism at IU–Bloomington. Click here to read the full story.
IU defensive end Nick Mangieri gives Limestone Post an inside look at this year’s football team: how the seniors have “jelled” since their first days together as freshmen in the dorms, how Coach Kevin Wilson's reprimand during preseason camp "flipped the switch" for a more aggressive defense, and how Mangieri's "last go-round" lends a sense of urgency to what many see as a critical season for the program. Click here to read the full story.