Rivalry renewed? (Post-Tribune)
"I think the rivalry was at such a high level because you had two Hall of Fame coaches (Bob Knight and Gene Keady) that were battling it out every single year, more or less splitting every year if you look at the numbers," Boilermakers coach Matt Painter said. "Both of them were in the top part of the Big Ten, trying to win that Big Ten championship every year. One could say that the Big Ten championship ran through the state of Indiana at one time. Hopefully we can do our part, and if they keep making that big step like they made this year, if they keep doing it, they're going to be right there also."
Purdue braces for Assembly Hall hostility (The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne IN)
"Last year’s game (at Mackey Arena) was very intense and the year before that it was a huge game in Bloomington," Hummel said. "The rivalry is not diminished at all. It’s one of the most intense games you’ll play. It’s still Purdue-IU and we’re treating it that way."
Young IU still inconsistent (The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind.)
"Just like that, the Hoosiers lost their leading scorer for the rest of the season. And what was already expected to be a difficult Big Ten season got that much tougher. Forced to adjust on the fly, IU has pulled off a couple of surprises – knocking off Michigan and Minnesota at home – during conference play."
So, where do you stand on NCAA Tournament expansion? (Inside the Hall)
Against it. The first two rounds of the Tournament are a great event that shouldn't be modified lightly, and every team with a shot at the title now gets it. It's not broke.
Hoosier Headlines for February 3, 2010.
By John M. IU