Andy Wittry

On a quest to tell the next great sports story

Bloomington, IN

Andy Wittry

Everyone has a story to tell. I want to discover interesting stories and be the one to tell them. I immerse myself in sports journalism through classroom experiences and extracurricular involvements. I seek to maximize my opportunities in sports media at Indiana University by writing for the Indiana Daily Student as well as participating in radio and television broadcasting.


Not giving up

Ten weeks after he held his mother for the last time, Jeff Jones was back on his bike. He rode his 2008 Little 500 model Schwinn to class one day in early February. It was just a simple ride across campus. For any experienced cyclist, it would’ve been nothing special. But for Jones, it was everything.
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Emmitt Holt has matured on and off the court as a Hoosier

Four months ago, Emmitt Holt was preparing to attend Vermont Academy, a college preparatory school in the hills of Vermont. He had dreams of playing college basketball at a major Division I program and after graduating from high school, he only had scholarship offers from the likes of Drexel, Duquesne, Fairfield, Hofstra, Towson and Vermont. Link to Story

Roller Derby: A sport all its own

Mersades Clouse enters Frank Southern Ice Arena and leaves her name at the door. The ice has melted and the rink has been converted to a roller derby track. As she steps onto the track for her second home bout of the season, Clouse is no longer a junior majoring in social work at IU. Standing nearly six feet tall in skates and a helmet, she is “Mersadist” — a roller girl name her boyfriend came up with.
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The pursuit of perfection

Spying his target more than 30 yards away, Tony Zizak lifts his right arm and reaches over his shoulder to pull an arrow out of his fox-skin quiver. He feeds the arrow through his Mathews bow and pulls the string taut to his ear.
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Column: Tom Crean’s postgame gesture shows why sports are about more than wins and losses

A basketball game lasts 40 minutes. A season lasts 30-some-odd games. And a college athlete’s career lasts no more than four years of eligibility. Sports are fun but at the same time, fleeting. At some point, every game, season and career comes to an end and so too does the platform that sports provide. That’s why Sunday night was special. Link to Story

B1G Changes

In the seemingly never-ending game of musical chairs that is conference realignment in NCAA Division I athletics, the music stopped July 1 for the Big Ten Conference. the University of Maryland and Rutgers University — defected from the Atlantic Coast Conference and American Athletic Conference, respectively, and entered the fray of the Big Ten, bringing the conference to a total of 14 universities.
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Business School partners with NFL

IU’s Kelley School of Business is no stranger to accolades that place it among the best — if not the best — business schools in the country. Kelley may soon add a new distinction to its metaphorical trophy case: the preferred business school of current and former National Football League players. The National Football League Players Association and the Kelley School of Business released a joint statement Sept. 3 announcing a partnership, “to provide customized graduate-level educational programs to current and former NFL players.”.
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Indiana Rewind: A closer look at the Hoosiers’ rebounding woes against UIndy

Through seven exhibition games dating back to August, it’s apparent that Indiana could face an uphill battle in rebounding the ball effectively this season. The Hoosiers were among the top 30 teams in the country in offensive and defensive rebounding percentage last season, but that was in large part because of the efforts of former Indiana forward Noah Vonleh on the glass. Link to Story

After the fire, the Village Deli's first customers anxious for breakfast and tradition

The sun hasn’t risen yet, leaving Kirkwood Avenue in partial darkness. A street lamp illuminates the entrance to the Village Deli, reopening at 7 a.m. — 82 days after a fire closed the restaurant indefinitely. Owner Bob Costello heard rumors from his son, a freshman at IU, that some of the restaurant’s loyal fans might begin lining up at 6:45 a.m.
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BPD body camera proving beneficial

The #ReclaimMLK protest Monday blocking the intersection of Third Street and College Mall Road turned violent when Michael McConnell, 22, allegedly battered a Bloomington Police Department Officer. The officer’s body camera was ripped from his chest and fell to the pavement where Brittni Snyder, 29, picked up the camera.
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After the fire, the Village Deli owner looks ahead

The owner emerged from the door, escorting a health inspector out of the building. The two made small talk before the health inspector shook the owner’s hand and went on her way, but not before maneuvering past fragments of burnt wood, a pair of white sneakers and a pile of cigarettes. The Village Deli Owner, Bob Costello, was in his office in the basement of the restaurant when a fire broke out shortly after noon Sunday.
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Islamic Center of Bloomington "condemns" Paris attacks

What began as a lunchtime editorial meeting in the offices of French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo last Wednesday turned into a harrowing, calculated assault that ended two days later in a pair of standoffs on the outskirts of Paris. It was a three-day reign of terror by masked gunmen Saïd and Chérif Kouachi that left 20 dead and 21 injured.
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Andy Wittry

My name is Andy Wittry and I'm a junior at Indiana University, where I'm majoring in journalism and pursuing a minor in marketing. I'm a member of the Ernie Pyle Scholars program, which is the IU School of Journalism's honors program.

I'm currently an Indiana men's basketball beat reporter for and the Bloomington Police Department beat writer for the Indiana Daily Student. My previous positions for the IDS include sports features writer, IU men's basketball beat writer, IU football beat writer and IU women's tennis beat writer.

Additionally, I broadcast IU athletic events for the Big Ten Digital Network and I have co-hosted weekly radio shows on WIUX, IU's student radio station.

Please contact me at about potential opportunities in journalism.