Hoosier and Big Ten Headlines: Lots of Links


A collection of various news and notes from around the web.

Indiana Football

Five under-the-radar recruiting classes | National Football Post
Kevin Wilson gets some pub for putting together a nice haul.

Doss Headed to Super Bowl XLVII - IUHOOSIERS.COM - Indiana University Athletics
IU Football points out that this is the fourth straight season that Indiana has had a player in the Super Bowl. Not bad.

Indiana Basketball

The state of Indiana's athletic program, Part I - News-Sentinel.com
Interview with Fred Glass. He talks about the future of Assembly Hall, NCAA compliance, and the Kentucky series.

Indiana Basketball: Freshman Class Letting Hoosier Nation Down | Bleacher Report
This article, while provocative, is predicated on a ridiculous false equivalency. Noone seriously plugged into recruiting ever put this freshmen class on the same level as The Monobrow, Marquis Teague, and MKG.

Indiana Soccer

Eriq Zavaleta will start his pro soccer career 2,000 miles away -- and right at home | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
Eriq Zavaleta selected 10th by Seattle, and has an interesting chance to shift to centerback for the Sounders.

Three Men's Soccer Standouts Selected in MLS Supplemental Draft - Big Ten.org
Caleb Konstanski goes 68th overall to the Chicago Fire. Luis Soffner went 36th in the MLS draft to the New England Revolution. Zavaleta and Soffner were the 40th and 41st Indiana players selected in the MLS draft.

A look ahead to the 2014 MLS Draft Class (The first 2014 SBI Draft Big Board) | Soccer By Ives
Soccer by Ives looks at the collegiate talent for next season. Harrison Petts, AJ Corrado, and Nikita Kotlov all make the top 30 as expected, but take a look at where the incoming Dylan Mares is rated. Oh, it is good to be a IU soccer fan right now.

Insights from other Big Ten Bloggers

Gopher Basketball is Winning AND Losing the Possession Game - The Daily Gopher
How did Northwestern straight up look like a better team than Minnesota? Here's the Gopher view on their problems.

Northwestern basketball is playing well? What's been good these past three games - Sippin' On Purple
And here's the NU view on what has changed for the Wildcats, now that they've suddenly grown some claws.

Also, open thread for commentary / Big Ten games tonight.

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