Big Ten media days primer (ESPN): As always, lots of good stuff from Adam Rittenberg. Big Ten Media Days are next week, and as the calendar turns to August, football coverage will become plentiful.
Preseason predictions: Indiana (ESPN): Rittenberg isn't optimistic, and after 2008, I have no objective reason to blame him.
Recruiting: How young is too young? (The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne): Pete DiPrimio interviews Tom Crean about recruiting trends.
Indiana still a great state for basketball prospects (The News-Sentinel): Another DiPrimio article about the glut of basketball talent in Indiana compared to our population.
Josh Selby: Trouble in my Kentucky Paradise? (A Sea Of Blue)
This is not, strictly speaking, an IU story, but this excellent entry from SB Nation's Kentucky blog is edifying both for what it says and how the commenters respond. I really pass no judgment here, because certainly IU fans have engaged in some self-deception over the years. Still, it matters not whether Cal is an unashamed cheater, a guy who pushes the envelope, or a saint whose programs inexplicably draw interest from the NCAA. This sort of controversy is part of the Calipari Experience. It's part of the deal.
Hoosier Headlines for Thursday, July 23: basketball recruiting in Indiana and beyond.
By John M. IU