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Hoosier Headlines for November 13, 2009: basketball opener and football's last gasp.

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Lions targeting Indiana's Chappell (Reading Eagle)
"Chappell will face a Nittany Lions defense that has a conference-leading 32 sacks, even though they had none last week against Ohio State and Terrelle Pryor."

Hoosiers ready for Nittany Lion defense (Indiana Daily Student)
"They are a typical Penn State team in the sense that they are so well-balanced on offense – they can run it, they can throw it and have some great players," IU coach Bill Lynch said. "Defensively is probably their strength. When you look at the statistics and turn the film on, their front four is very, very good."

IU begins 2-game, single-elimination season (Indiana Daily Student)
"They know that. I don’t have to talk about that," IU coach Bill Lynch said. "We’re getting away from the things we have to do in order to be successful on Saturday (if we talk about it)."

Will Indiana follow Ohio State's lead and try to take away Penn State WR Derek Moye? | Bob Flounders: On Penn State football (
Does it matter if IU tries?

Howard at Indiana (Post-Tribune)

IU counting on freshmen to spark turnaround (The Indianapolis Star)
"No one is giving us any chance. The magazines are all picking us at the bottom of the conference. But that's just giving us motivation. As a group, we've come to Indiana to turn this program back around and that's what we plan to do." (Christian Watford)

IU men's basketball team's rebuilding process to continue in 2009-10 season (
"The scars on the Indiana University men's basketball program are still visible, but second-year Hoosiers coach Tom Crean has faith in his team's healing process."

Hoosiers have big project: Muniru (The Courier-Journal)
"What you saw from Bawa (Monday) is what we see from Bawa every day," coach Tom Crean said. "Every once in a while he's going to come out of nowhere and block a shot. Every once in a while he's going to uncoil and dunk. Every once in a while he's going to turn it over because he didn't go strong enough. Or a lot of times he'll simply be out of position.

Season finally here for Capobianco, Elston (Indiana Daily Student)
Nov. 12, 2008, was a special day all around – for IU coach Tom Crean, for the five freshmen who signed their national letters of intent and IU basketball as a whole.

More certain IU opens season against Howard (Indiana Daily Student)

Big Ten picks: Week 11 (ESPN)