IU Debate News

Indiana bested elite teams from Emory, Berkeley, Michigan, Kentucky, Pittsburgh and Cornell this past weekend in Atlanta Georgia.

We have gone from being a footnote in debate’s history to a team with a full trophy case.  We went from being unranked to having two teams with a season-long placement within the top-50, an honor these seniors will carry with them for the rest of their lives. For Indiana University, a new era of Indiana debate has now begun.

IU debate shows strength with 5th place finish at the American Debate Association's 30th annual National Championship tournament. Seniors Bee Smale and Ari Hoffman came out on top, winning five of their six preliminary debates, a record that secured the 5th overall seed in the elimination debates. Collectively IU debate scored wins against teams from: Wake Forest, Michigan State, Minnesota, Emory, Kentucky, US Naval Academy, Samford, James Madison, Liberty University, Wayne State. 

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2016 Team Photo IU Debate
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2014 NDT  @ Indiana University Bloomington
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Berkeley 2016 Muir Woods
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IU qualifies to the NDT after 23 years NDT 2016, Binghamton
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2013 Vanderbilt Tournament
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2010 William Jewel Tournament