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Indiana head coach Tom Allen celebrates after Indiana defeated Penn State in overtime of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Indiana's gamble pays off in OT upset over No. 8 Penn State

Oct. 24, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Tom Allen had grown weary of close calls in big games. On Saturday, Allen went for it — and Michael Penix Jr. made those gambles pay off the Big Ten rivals' first game of the delayed season, After leading the Hoosiers on a touchdown drive in the final minute of...

Science classes at Indiana's school adapt during pandemic

Oct. 17, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Pre-pandemic, students working as science lab partners, huddled around a microscope together, was the norm. This year, the reality for science classes is just one student per lab station. No matter the subject, classes don’t look the way they once did. Teachers, students and...

Leal hoping to take advantage of shot with hometown Hoosiers

Oct. 13, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

Anthony Leal accomplished just about everything an Indiana high school basketball player could imagine. He broke the scoring record at Bloomington South, won three sectional titles, led his team to the No. 1 ranking with a 29-0 record and won the IndyStar Mr. Basketball Award. The only thing preventing Leal from...

Crews erect secluded nesting pole for human-shy osprey pair

Oct. 11, 2020 9:48 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An osprey pair has a new, secluded residence in southern Indiana thanks to crews who installed a 45-foot-tall pole topped with the makings of a nest in the Fairfax State Recreation Area. For the past two years, the raptors have used a different 30-foot nesting pole at the...

Indiana University removes Jordan name over eugenics support

Oct. 3, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The name of a former Indiana University president is being stripped from locations around the Bloomington campus over his support for eugenics. The university’s Board of Trustees voted 8-1 Friday to remove David Starr Jordan’s name from a classroom building, a parking...

IU chief to ask trustees to strike name of eugenics backer

Sep. 24, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The president of Indiana University announced Thursday he will recommend the school's trustees remove from the Bloomington campus the name of one of his predecessors who was a proponent of eugenics. President Michael A. McRobbie said he will ask the trustees next week to removed...

Indiana reports 1,104 additional virus cases, 9 deaths

Sep. 19, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An additional 1,104 Indiana residents have tested positive for COVID-19, state health authorities said Saturday. Nine more people have died of the virus, bringing the statewide total to 3,278 since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. A total of 110,759 positive confirmed tests for...

2 Indiana college counties listed as moderate virus risk

Sep. 16, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The counties that include Indiana and Ball State universities are listed as the highest-risk locations for coronavirus infections on the state health department’s updated county-by-county map released Wednesday. Monroe County, which includes the main Indiana University campus in...

Students' outdoor lesson by land trust focuses on the senses

Sep. 13, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Sitting on tree stumps in the woods on a Friday afternoon, first- and second-graders closed their eyes and stuck their hands into six different brown paper bags being held by their teachers or Shane Gibson, Sycamore Land Trust’s environmental education director. They...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2019 file photo, James Bopp, the attorney for conservative religious groups speaks with reporters at the Hamilton County government center in Noblesville, Ind. An Indiana court rejected an appeal Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, from conservative religious groups that have unsuccessfully challenged limits on the state's religious objections law that were signed by then-Gov. Mike Pence. Bopp said Thursday, the groups have limited their activities to avoid legal action under the city ordinances and would consider an appeal to the state Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Tom Davies File)

Indiana court denies challenge to religious objection limits

Sep. 10, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana court rejected an appeal Thursday from conservative religious groups that have unsuccessfully challenged limits on the state’s religious objections law that were adopted under then-Gov. Mike Pence. The state appeals court ruling upheld a suburban Indianapolis county...