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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Black Key Bulls wins 67th Men’s Little 500

The Black Key Bulls rode away from the field late in the race to win the 67th running of the Men’s Little 500 at Indiana University. The win is the team’s second Little 500 championship in four years.

Black Key Bulls rider Kevin Mangel rides to a victory in the Men's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Saturday, April 22, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Black Key Bulls rider Kevin Mangel rides to a victory in the Men’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Saturday, April 22, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Riders compete in the 67th running of the Men's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Saturday, April 22, 2017. (Eric Rudd and James Brosher/IU Communications)

Riders compete in the 67th running of the Men’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Saturday, April 22, 2017. (Eric Rudd and James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Kappa Alpha Theta wins 30th Women’s Little 500

Kappa Alpha Theta broke away from the leading pack late in the race and resisted a challenge from Alpha Omicron Pi in the closing laps to win the 30th running of the Women’s Little 500 at Indiana University. The win is Theta’s seventh Little 500 title.

Sorority sisters swarm Kappa Alpha Theta rider Grace Bennett after the team won the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Sorority sisters swarm Kappa Alpha Theta rider Grace Bennett after the team won the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Cru Cycling rider Emma McCardwell, left, falls to the cinder as she wrecks with Phi Mu rider Abby Vehrs during the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Cru Cycling rider Emma McCardwell, left, falls to the cinder as she wrecks with Phi Mu rider Abby Vehrs during the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Little 500 Team Pursuit

Chase Van Halen

Pi Kappa Alpha rider Chase Van Halen warms up on rollers outside of turn three during Little 500 Team Pursuit at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Sunday, April 9, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Little 500: Team Pursuit

A rider from Sigma Phi Epsilon competes during Little 500 Team Pursuit at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Sunday, April 9, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Little 500 Miss-N-Out

Little 500: Miss-N-Out

Kappa Alpha Theta’s Grace Bennett, right, leads riders in a heat of Little 500 Miss-N-Out at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Saturday, April 1, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Little 500: Miss-N-Out

Women’s riders line up at the start/finish line before a heat at Little 500 Miss-N-Out at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Saturday, April 1, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Little 500 Individual Time Trials

Little 500 Individual Time Trials

Alpha Omicron Pi rider Ali Oppel warms up on rollers for Little 500 Individual Time Trials at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Little 500 Individual Time Trials

Kappa Delta’s Maggie Maier makes her way through turn two during the Little 500 Individual Time Trials at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Little 500 Qualifications

Little 500: Qualifications

Kappa Alpha Theta riders Rachel Brown, left, Sydney Keaton and Evelyn Malcomb react after qualifying for the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Saturday, March 25, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Little 500: Qualifications

Sigma Chi rider Tim Ryan, left, dismounts the bicycle as he exchanges with teammate Nick Faupel during Little 500 Qualifications at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Saturday, March 25, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Indiana University Olympic medalist swimmers

Back in August, I photographed a few of Indiana University’s Olympic swimmers after they returned home from the Rio games. I had the opportunity to shoot their portraits for IU social media after a media day availability. Our social media folks were looking for standard shots of each of them holding their medals. After I got that specific shot with each swimmer, I quickly shifted and shot these portraits. I don’t believe they’ve been used before, but it’s an example of shooting something for yourself after you’ve got “the shot” at a shoot. For better or worse, I use a very similar lighting setup on most of my portraits. This setup was an attempt to break out of that. I hung an octabox directly above the subjects and lit them primarily while standing in front of a mostly-collapsed umbrella to try to mimic a ring flash look.

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Blake Pieroni

Blake Pieroni, USA

Lilly King

Lilly King, USA

Kennedy Goss

Kennedy Goss, Canada

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