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IU Releases Book of Stunning Images of Bloomington Campus

Most of the photos are shot with wide-angle lenses, capturing the timeless architecture along with the sweeping beauty each season brings the iconic Midwest campus.

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IU Basketball Alum Victor Oladipo Shoots, Scores—and Sings

If his NBA career doesn’t pan out for some reason, former Hoosier basketball star Victor Oladipo may find a niche for himself in the recording studio.

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IU Advances to College Baseball's World Series

Plenty of homegrown talent has headlined for the Hoosiers this season, featuring nine players from this state, including four starters.

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RECAP: IU's Little 500 Men's Race

From the moment the green flag dropped at Bill Armstrong Stadium, the race maintained a dizzying pace. The top teams took turns at the front of the pack, riders looking over their shoulders more than at the track ahead of them. The attacks were fast and furious, stretching the field out so much so that at Lap 65, nearly half of the teams had fallen off the lead lap.

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RECAP: IU's Little 500 Women's Race

Bundled up and shivering, the racers were eager to get started. So much so that the 2013 race featured its first crash in just lap 3. Oddly, it has become a bit of an annual tradition to have a fairly scary crash in the first few laps before the bikers settle down and race cleanly. This crash left a Rainbow Cycling rider with a broken collarbone, leaving that team’s already-smaller squad with just two able-bodied riders for the remainder of the race. Remarkably, they stuck with the pack and finished the race in 14th place, earning the respect of the entire field.

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Macklemore, Talib Kweli & Wale Rock IU Concert

Macklemore, Talib Kweli, and Wale brought decidedly different styles of rap to Assembly Hall for a frenetic performance ahead of IU’s Little 500 bike races.

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IU's Little 500: Racers and Teams to Watch

Say you’re at the track and just realized that you don’t know anyone racing. Not a problem, just cheer for one of the favorites and look smart when they bring home the Borg-Warner Trophy. Here, on the heels of our list of first-timers’ do’s and don’ts, see our primer on the top riders to regard this weekend at the Little 500 bike races in Bloomington:

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First-Timers' Guide to IU's Little 500

Before the green flag drops at Bill Armstrong Stadium, here’s our primer on what to expect at the track, from unpredictable weather to the crowds in the stands to the actual racers speeding around on single-speed Schwinns.

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Best Bars Nationwide on IU Game Days

See our list of the best IU bars around the nation. It’s our roundup of the top spots to make new fellow-alum chums and take in Hoosiers action wherever you are.

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VOTE: IU Bloomington's Twitter Feed Vies for a Shorty Award

IU is up for a notable social media award—and it would only further bolster the school’s penchant for No. 1 finishes lately.

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Joani Crean's 15 Minutes of Fame Start … Now

Joani Crean has a pretty stressful week ahead with high-pressure IU games against Purdue and Michigan before the family leaves for New Orleans. Forget scanning the Assembly Hall crowd for Meg Ryan; we’ll be looking for the feisty Mrs. Crean and Crimson in the stands now—and in the Superdome this Sunday.

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Spotted: Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp at IU Game

The former is the actress perhaps best known for playing “Sally” to Billy Crystal’s “Harry,” and the latter is some local corn-fed guy who was born in a small town once upon a time and went on to warble about pink houses and two creatures named Jack and Diane.

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IU Style: Introducing Hoo-Bans

Introducing Hoo-Bans, makeshift Ray-Ban sunglasses with IU’s trademark candy stripes in the lenses.

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Holiday Gift Guide for IU Fans

Do those IU guys and gals in your brood think they’ve got it all? Surprise them this holiday season from among these stellar gifts.

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IU’s Famous Free-Throw Diversion

Some schools’ student sections go all out in the name of free-throw diversion. Waving arms, jumping as one, a man wearing next to nothing (see Duke University’s “Speedo Guy”)—not much is off limits. And then there are the giant heads in Assembly Hall’s Crimson Guard.

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