Breakfast Club: Recapping a Busy Weekend

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Little 500 weekend always brings out the drama, on and off the track. Plus, water polo wins a conference title!

  • As you have probably heard by now, Yogi Ferrell and Stan Robinson were arrested late Thursday night outside popular Bloomington nightclub Sports. Neither Yogi nor Stan is 21, and they were attempting to enter Sports at the time with fake IDs. I refrained from writing any #hot #takes about this on Friday, and I'm tempted to call it typical Little 5-related shenanigans, and bad judgment by two guys who at the end of the day are college students. But with no rising seniors on the team, Yogi will need to provide leadership as a rising junior next season, so here's hoping he and Stan learn from this incident and move on from it. However, this was yet another disappointing development in an offseason that has already had its share of tribulations in less than two months. Also, if you're keeping score at home, here's a quick update on "The Movement" from two years ago: two arrests, two transfers, and a guy who's seen the floor for a grand total of about two minutes.
  • As for the race itself: The Black Key Bulls won their first ever Little 500 on Saturday afternoon. The race was an exciting affair that came down to the second-to-last lap. With seven teams in contention, a a crash on turn 4 of lap 199 knocked out six of the teams. Only the Black Key rider left the crash unscathed, and cruised to an easy victory. In the women's race on Friday afternoon, Kappa Alpha Theta won over four other contending teams. This was Theta's fifth Little 500 victory of all time.
  • It's time for your semi-regular update on IU Water Polo. In a dramatic come-from-behind victory yesterday, IU defeated Princeton 11-10 to win the CWPA conference title and clinch an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. Senior Shae Fournier scored the game-winning goal with a minute to go for the Hoosiers, who will be making their third ever NCAA appearance. The NCAA tournament will take place in Los Angeles from May 9-11.
  • The IU men's soccer team played an exhibition in Indy yesterday, losing 3-0 to the Mexican U-20 national team. Despite holding Mexico to a scoreless tie at halftime, the Hoosiers let up goals in the 50th, 79th, and 83rd minutes, and could not come back from the deficit. Though the Hoosiers lost, playing a national U-20 of that caliber provides the team with a chance to face strong competition in the offseason, and drums up interest for when the quest for a ninth NCAA championship begins in the fall.

  • As Kyle told you on Saturday, the basketball team got itself another recruit over the weekend. Tim Priller, from Richland, Texas, has committed to the Hoosiers in the fall. Say what you want about Crean, but he does seem to be attempting to address the lack of shooters on the team. Stay tuned though, because Josh Cunningham, another IU target, is expected to announce his decision for next year tomorrow.

  • Last but not least, IU Baseball keeps on winning, taking two of three from Illinois. Despite a long rain delay, the 18th-ranked Hoosiers won the rubber match yesterday against the Illini, 11-3. The Hoosiers had previously lost 2-1 to the Illini on Saturday, and won 9-3 against them on Friday. Now at 13-2 in B1G play, the Hoosiers have a three-game lead on all other conference teams, and get to host Purdue next weekend as the Road to Omaha continues. As a result of another week of strong play, the Hoosiers are now ranked 2nd in RPI for NCAA Division 1.
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