- Brothers mean business for IU (The Indianapolis Star): More on brothers Tyler and Adam Replogle, both of whom could start for IU on defense.
Maurice Creek says he’s headed to Bloomington (Inside the Hall): If Facebook stalking is any indication.
Freshmen prep for Hoosier hoops debut (The News-Sentinel): Sounds like some serious pickup ball. "Coach Crean said to take it to the older guys every time we step on the floor," Elston said. "We're trying to get our spots and make sure we have a spot. It's a big battle every day."
Big Ten villians, past and present. (ESPN): I understand that having a prominent and profitable basketball program may have lessened the urgency for a good football program, but I really don't think the hoops program counts as a villian for the football program. IU was mediocre to bad at football long before we were good at basketball.
The Bowl Reshuffling (mgoblog): The main differences: the Alamo is gone, the Gator Bowl is #4/#5, the Insight Bowl moves from #6 to #4/#5, the Texas Bowl is a new entrant at #6, and the Motor City Bowl remains at #7. I just hope it matters to us sometime soon.
Know thy Opponent 2009: Indiana Hoosiers -(Hammer and Rails): SB Nation's Purdue blog takes a look at IU's 2009 prospects. Pretty fair, all things considered. I do think Travis needs to remember that the scoreboard resets to all zeroes, however. The IU-Purdue series is rife with dramatic year-to-year turnarounds. In 1995 Purdue won 51-14 and in 1996 IU won 33-17. In 1988 IU won 52-7 and in 1989 Purdue won 15-14. In 1966 Purdue won 51-6 and in 1967 IU won 19-14. I don't think last year's score will have much of an impact, just as the 2007 score had no impact on 2008.
Note to aOSU fans: WEAR GRAY!! (Boiled Sports): Remember, they don't care about us. It's not a rivalry. Notre Dame is Purdue's true football rival. Purdue fans are indifferent. to the goings-on in Bloomington Really, I do long for a day when IU won't need a full house provided by another team to take a nice aerial photo. Still, it could be worse. I can think of a school that spent $70 million on stadium improvements that left the place looking just as dingy on TV and from inside the stadium bowl as before the construction.