One last chance for seniors (Post-Tribune)
."Neither team will be going to a bowl, so the Old Oaken Bucket represents an opportunity for either Indiana or Purdue to close its season on a high note."
Boilers, Hoosiers light it up (Evansville Courier & Press)
"Last spring, the questions outnumbered the answers for both football teams. Today it might be easier to try to guess the number of stalks in a random cornfield in the state than predict the final score of the Old Oaken Bucket game."
Second halves costly to IU (Journal and Courier)
"The Hoosiers have scored just one third-quarter touchdown all season, and that was Sept. 19 at Akron. Overall, Indiana has scored 16 points in the third quarter."
As seasons end today, Bucket rivals look ahead (The Indianapolis Star)
"I think both these programs are getting better," said Big Ten Network analyst Howard Griffith, who played running back at Illinois and in the NFL. "When we originally visited them in the summer, I didn't think they were going to be this competitive. "I knew they'd each have some quality guys, but I didn't know they'd be this competitive and that speaks to what Danny Hope and Bill Lynch are doing."
Late shot falls short as Hoosiers defeated again (Evansville Courier & Press)
"I am not down on anybody; I am down collectively," said Crean. "We aren’t grasping how hard this is yet. We’ll get there."
IU's seniors challenged to show better leadership (The Indianapolis Star)
"Our lack of experienced leadership and knowing what it takes to play harder for longer caught us tonight,'' Crean said. "We have two seniors on this team and they both made incredibly ridiculous plays. One was a double technical foul and the other was an intentional foul because he couldn't keep his man in front of him.''