IU South Bend is still very new in its development as an athletic powerhouse, and one man who was influential in the growth of the department was Steve Bruce, the veteran IU South Bend athletics director who is passing the torch this year.
For the last three and a half years, I’ve been writing the sports stories for the Preface, but this story is different. This time, I’m signing off and saying goodbye. This is such a bittersweet feeling…it hurts so much to close one chapter, but knowing you’re about to turn the page to the next chapter is so exciting.
The school year may be coming to an end, but our spring sports are still working their way through the season. Both the baseball and softball teams are more than two thirds of the way through their season and are fighting for a spot in the CCAC conference tournament.
With spring officially in the air, the IU South Bend softball team has hit the ground running for their season. The Titans traveled to Melbourne, Fla. during spring break to take part in 10 games during their trip.
If you have ever been to an IU South Bend men’s or women’s basketball game, you probably heard the prominent voice of Duane Lewandowski, who has been the IU South Bend Public Address Announcer and official scorebook keeper for 26 years.
Within 72 hours of each other, the IU South Bend men’s and women’s basketball teams won their CCAC Tournament Championships.
Contrary to popular belief, people did enjoy Subconnection and Starbucks as two separate locations on campus. Since the spring semester started, the two have combined into one place for students to enjoy.
The IU South Bend women’s basketball team began their season in Nov. 2022, and have continued into the new year leading the conference with 11 wins and one loss, and 16 wins overall (as of Jan. 17).