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Hoosier Headlines for November 10, 2009: St. Joseph's coverage and more.

  • Improvement obvious as Hoosiers cruise (Evansville Courier & Press)Buying into the upside (Indiana Daily Student)
  • Thoughts on Second Exhibition Game with St. Joseph's (Hoosiers Insider | The Indianapolis Star)
    "But what Indiana basketball did show Monday night is that this is a completely different team than it was a year ago. There's some talent on this team and different players stepped up that didn't play nearly as well in the first game. The one feeling I had in this game was that you could see it in Tom Crean's demeanor that when things weren't going well and he needed to make substitutions he could look down his bench and he had options to go to."

  • Hoosiers cruise past St. Joe’s in final tune-up, 95-67 (Inside the Hall)
  • Hoosiers outrun St. Joseph’s (The Hoosier Scoop)
  • Buying into the upside (Indiana Daily Student)
  • IU senior tailback ready for any chance to play (The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne IN)
    "Don't tell Bryan Payton he's a backup, an afterthought, a bit player in a football season of near misses. Indiana's fifth-year senior tailback faces the end of his college career finding reward in whatever opportunities come his way. Ask him to spend most of the games on the sidelines and he deals with it. Ask him about his future and he sees no limits. Ask him to handle special- team duties and he commits body and soul to it."

  • Indiana Hoosiers have found ways to "gift wrap" victories (The Sports Blog - PennLive.com)
    "However - and this is a big however - Indiana simply hasn't learned the difference between competing hard and winning games. The bar hasn't been raised to the point where the Hoosiers believe they can win tight games. Moral victories are apparently still good enough."

  • Penn State Hot List for Indiana (PennLive.com)
    "The Indiana defense has yet to grasp the concept of pass coverage. Despite the presence of two terrific rush ends in Jammie Kirlew (13.5 tackles for loss) and Greg Middleton (7.5), the Hoosiers are ranked last in the Big Ten in pass defense, allowing an average of 250 yards per contest. They also have surrendered 16 touchdown passes. Derek Moye, you listenin?"

  • Who wants to be millionaire coach? (Detroit Free Press)
    Info on all Big Ten coaches, although for the bottom half, only salary has been disclosed in this article.

  • College basketball preview: Year of the blueblood (Mike DeCourcy - Sporting News)
    "With Roy Williams, Bill Self, John Calipari, Ben Howland, Mike Krzyzewski and Tom Crean in charge of the blueblood programs, this will be the first time since 1995-96 — and only the second time in history — all six will begin the season under coaches with Final Four experience."

  • Eli Holman finds happiness at Detroit Mercy (Inside Bay Area)