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Indy 500 winner remembered by fans, journalist after fatal crash

Indy 500 winner remembered by fans, journalist after fatal crash

When the crew workers at Las Vegas Motor Speedway pulled a yellow tarp over the No. 77 open-wheel car, Bruce Martin knew it meant something bad. Martin, an Indiana U alumnus from the class of 1982, was covering the IndyCar Series season finale for SportsIllustrated.com. He was near the entrance of pit road when a wreck began in turn one. It ended with a 15-car wreck and the death of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon.

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Column: Wheldon’s death leaves realities of racing in its wake

It seems to strike when we least expect it. NHRA Funny Car driver John Force once called it “The Monster” — that dark side of racing, of danger and sometimes death, which lurks in the shadows of every corner of every racetrack. And last weekend, it got Dan Wheldon.

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Darthmouth rugby defeats Army in National Championship

The Dartmouth men’s rugby team beat longtime rival the United States Military Academy at West Point to win the Collegiate Rugby Sevens Championship on Sunday. The 32-10 victory, broadcast nationally on NBC, marked a decisive end to the tournament, which was played in Philadelphia. The Big Green dominated both halves of the match due to solid forward runs and repeated Army blunders. Co-captain Chris Downer ’11, who been injured with a cracked rib during the spring’s inaugural College Premier Division season, came up big in the match, and secured the team’s first try.

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Slacklining is a practice in focus, concentration

Most students have been lucky enough to witness the slackliners in action at OSU. To most, they are referred to as the “tightrope people,” or something of the like. While slacklining does bear similarities to this circus trick, it is actually unique. The act of slacklining involves tethering a 1-inch tubed webbing between two anchor points. The rope is secured using a carabiner and can maintain a weight of 4,000 pounds.

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Vassar hosts first intercontinental quidditch match

Quidditch has existed as an intercollegiate sport since Fall 2007 when Vassar College lost the premier Quidditch World Cup to Middlebury College. Now, Vassar is once again making its way into the annals of quidditch history.

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New York Times Reports Cal May Be Required to Reinstate Cut Sports

As UC Berkeley is set to announce Thursday whether the campus will cut five sports teams, The New York Times reported Tuesday that UC Berkeley may be required to reinstate the five teams to avoid violating Title IX regulations, though the campus remains adamant that it is in compliance with the law.

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‘Script Ohio’ has roots in Michigan marching band’s history

‘Script Ohio’ has roots in Michigan marching band’s history

The single-file line of 192 people unwinding to form “Ohio” for three-and-a-half minutes has become a fixture at Ohio State football games. But it has roots in the University of Michigan’s marching band history, too.

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No. 1-ranked Bowling Green rugby downs No. 4 Indiana

Bowling Green traveled to Bloomington, Indiana this weekend for one of the biggest rugby matchups of the season. It was a hard-fought match but the higher ranked team came out on top.

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No. 1 Bowling Green rugby dominates Virginia Tech, improves to 4-0

No. 1 Bowling Green rugby dominates Virginia Tech, improves to 4-0

It’s been a long time since a Bowling Green athletic team has been ranked No. 1 in the nation — 26 years, in fact. This week, the BG Rugby team was voted the No. 1 team in the nation by both “American Rugby News” and “Rugby Magazine.”

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Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk appears at Indiana skate park

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk appears at Indiana skate park

A celebrity came to Greencastle, Ind. Sunday, and word of his arrival spread like wildfire. At 11:27 a.m. on Sunday morning, professional skater Tony Hawk sent a message via Twitter, “Greencastle Skatepark (Indiana), 4pm-ish. That’s all I’m saying.”

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