- Illini, Hoosiers looking to keep hope alive (chicagotribune.com)
Face it: IU looks awful (Evansville Courier & Press)
"So, six games through a 12-game schedule, the Indiana Hoosiers are a prime example of half-full/half-empty. They've bordered on good (at Akron and Michigan), they've bottomed out to bad (at Virginia, especially)."
In search of a table-turning win (Indiana Daily Student)
"The last time the Hoosiers faced off with the Fighting Illini in a homecoming battle under the lights in Champaign, IU took a 55-13 uppercut to the chin. This season, the parades will be marching through Bloomington and IU’s Memorial Stadium will be illuminated."
After 2 homecomings, IU awaits its own festivities (Indiana Daily Student)
"You always want to win homecoming," senior linebacker Will Patterson said. "It’s just a fun game to play in every year, but right now for us, it just happens to be the next game."
Illini, Hoosiers both hungry for a win (The Daily Illini)"Illinois (1-4, 0-3) has encountered early-season struggles similar to the ones Virginia faced. Entering Saturday’s game, the Illini are 0-4 against Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponents and have scored one touchdown in the first three quarters of those games."
Indiana-Illinois: a must-win game for both teams? (Hoosiers Insider | The Indianapolis Star)
"Both Bill Lynch and Ron Zook are feeling the heat right now. The temperature is really going to be turned up on the coach that loses this game. It's just the nature of the business. Losing to Indiana would be a serious black mark for Zook. Continuing to lose will have the same effect on Lynch."
Young_, talented Hoosiers looking for leader to emerge (The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind.)
"I think significantly (higher talent level). I don’t think there is any question about that," Crean said during a news conference last week. "Just so many more options, and guys are better. "
Madness largely about future; coaches make it a recruiting tool (The Courier-Journal)
Indiana University will host at least a dozen players, including some underclassmen, at Hoosier Hysteria.