City native reflects on Hoosiers career (The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind.)
"That’s probably the story of my career, having to be ready," Payton said Tuesday at Memorial Stadium. "When I watched the film, I was like ‘Is that me?’ It was strange and surreal, but it was something I knew I could do. But I hadn’t done it up until that point."
These rivals don't talk trash (Evansville Courier & Press)
"Other than that, you may as well just flip a coin trying to figure out which should have the edge when the Purdue University football team travels to Bloomington for Saturday's 2:30 p.m. game against Indiana. Both are 4-7 going into the battle for the Old Oaken Bucket, one of the nation's oldest football rivalry prizes."
In the huddle: Purdue (The Indianapolis Star)
"If you're an Indiana coach and you don't know who coach Lynch is, you're not very well-connected in the coaching family," said Joey Elliott, born in 1986. "Anytime I see him, he always comes up and embraces me." [Hopefully Middleton and Kirlew will be doing the embracing on Saturday.]
Football game attendance highest since 1992 (Indiana Daily Student)
"With more than 40,000 tickets already sold for this week’s Old Oaken Bucket game against Purdue, IU will exceed a 40,000 average game attendance for the first time since 1992."
Double-double not enough for Indiana's Watford (The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne IN)
"Christian Watford and Tom Crean are on the same page. This is good. Neither are satisfied with his double-double season average of 15.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. This is better."
It’s official – Sheehey signs Letter of Intent (Hoosier Hype | Indiana Daily Student)
"Now, it’s official. IU men’s basketball recruit Will Sheehey, No. 131 in the Class of 2010, signed a letter of intent to play hoops for the Hoosiers next year. Sheehey confirmed that information in a text message to IDS reporter Justin Albers just minutes ago."