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A record-setting night leads to Texas’ 13th national championship

By Jared McMurry

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – “Records are made to be broken.”

That’s what Texas coach Eddie Reese said during the NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships this weekend. And he would know. Reese guided the Longhorns to a third straight title and record 13th championship.

On Saturday night, […]

Purdue’s Johnson grateful for career achievement, looks ahead to life change

By Rebecca Harris

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — Steele Johnson had the meet of his life and was rewarded with Diver of the Meet honors on the last day of competition after placing second in the platform event with 506.5 points.

He will also bring home two championship titles to Purdue for the 1-meter […]

California’s Murphy completes a backstroke sweep

By Ryan Gregory

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — The last day of the Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships will never be forgotten for California senior Ryan Murphy. His collegiate career ended with a record-tying eight NCAA championships.

Murphy came from behind to defeat John Shebat of Texas to win the 200 backstroke […]

Purdue’s Johnson aiming to sweep diving competition

By Rebecca Harris

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — Steele Johnson of Purdue will attempt to become the first diver in NCAA history to sweep three championships in one year when he competes in the platform diving event at the Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday night.

Johnson won his second event […]

Cal’s Murphy seeks to complete backstroke history

By Jared McMurry

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – Ryan Murphy has gotten used to this winning thing.

On Friday, the California senior achieved a special place in the history of the NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships when he won the 100 backstroke final with an effort of 43.99 seconds at the […]