Unsurprisingly, the trip to Fedex Field to play Penn State dominates the headlines today.
- IU moves game for $3 million (The Indianapolis Star)
Off-site home games to stay rare, athletics directors say (USATODAY.com)
Steve Weiberg takes a look at the business side of this decision, with some quotes from Oklahoma AD Joe Castiglione.
Indiana Sells Big Ten Home Game (Bruce Ciskie, NCAA Football FanHouse)
"It's one thing for someone like Navy to take a seven-figure paycheck to get trampled by Ohio State, but then there is the concept of selling off a conference home game."
Indiana to 'host' Penn State in 2010 | Washington Examiner
"The Indiana brass back in Bloomington may enjoy fattened pockets courtesy of Nittany Lion alumni and boosters. But when the Hoosier players come out of the tunnel into a sea of white, they'll be justified in wondering if they're the ones paying the price."
Let's Just Put Delaware State In The Big Ten (mgoblog)
(Delaware State is forfeiting a conference game so that it can take the big payday of going to Michigan). "The Big Ten should shoot this down, and do it soon. This is the I-A equivalent of forfeiting a conference game so you can get paid by Michigan. Insert some bylaw that says any attempt to move a conference home game out of state or to a point that's closer to the nominal road team than the home team must be approved by the league first, and look very sternly at the Indiana administration when you do."
Indiana's Glass discusses game at Fedex Field (ESPN)
Rittenberg has lots of quotes from Glass, including that the Big Ten's athletic directors approved this move 9-0, with IU and Penn State abstaining.
Although we have already conceded a game in 2010, preparation for 2009 continues:
Belcher wants to be IU's go-to wideout (The Courier-Journal)
The Indiana football staff has high expectations for Damarlo Belcher this season. But they might not compare to those the sophomore wide receiver has for himself.
Indiana offensive linemen 'prehab' for season (ESPN)
IU's offensive linemen are trying to stay healthier than in 2008.
And some basketball:
Crean In Indy (The Hoosier Scoop)
It appears that Maurice Creek and Bawa Muniru will be eligible, but the NCAA Clearinghouse hasn't said so officially, yet.
Numerical roster (IDS basketblog)
The IDS lists the basketball team's numerical roster. Three freshmen, Jordan Hulls, Christian Watford, and Maurice Creek, are numbers 1, 2, and 3, meaning Daniel Moore and Matt Roth have changed numbers.
An open letter to Bob Knight: Come back home, Coach (ESPN)
Pat Forde, who clashed with Knight late in his career at IU, says Knight should appear for the Hall of Fame induction.