Slim pickings in the June doldrums, but here we go:
- According to the official IU site, Eric Arnett, Josh Phegley, and Alex Dickerson all received some all-American recognition from Ping.
- The Indiana Daily Student profiles Dan Dakich's career moves in the last two years, from Bowling Green head coach to IU director of basketball operations to IU assistant coach to IU interim head coach to Indianapolis radio host. By the way, if you haven't listened to Dakich's show, you should. If he's typical of the coaching profession, he'll get the bug and return to the sidelines again, but he's an excellent interviewer and his knowledge of sports goes far beyond basketball. I don't listen on the radio but do download the podcasts of his interviews.
- Speaking of longtime IU athletic department employees, the Gary Post-Tribune profiles Mark Deal, IU's assistant director of football operations who has held a variety of posts during his time at IU. Unsurprisingly, Deal is optimistic about the 2009 Hoosiers. It would be more newsworthy if an athletic department acknowledged pessimism about the season, but we'll take what we can get at this point.