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Hoosier Headlines for February 4, 2010: signing day and Purdue pregame.

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My Purdue preview is in the post below.
  • Plymouth's Himes emotional as he signs with IU for football (WNDU)
    "Fittingly, Himes will be play for the man that coached LeNeil's coach at Plymouth, John Barron. Bill Lynch coached Barron at Butler. Barron says the connection made both sides realize this was a perfect fit."

  • Boilers look to conquer their 'house of horrors' (The Indianapolis Star)
    "Every game we play is big, but there's no doubt that some stand out more than others," Kramer said. "Every year when the schedule comes out, the first thing I look for is to see when we play Indiana at home and when we play them on the road.

  • Painter, Crean can't recreate Purdue/IU rivalry of past (Journal and Courier)
    "Guys staying for 30 years at one place now are few and far between," Painter said. "The culture of college basketball is a little different with the pressure of high-level jobs."

  • Can IU beat No. 8 Purdue? (Indiana Daily Student)
    "It’s time for IU to prove it can hang with NCAA Tournament-caliber teams – much like the Hoosiers did for one half versus Kentucky in December. In the team’s only major Big Ten test to date, they fell by 25 at Ohio State. "

  • Round 1 set for Hoosiers, Boilermakers (Evansville Courier & Press)
    "Purdue University's basketball team has lost eight consecutive games at Indiana's Assembly Hall in one of the fiercer rivalries in college basketball. But if the Boilermakers fail to win in Bloomington tonight (6 p.m., ESPN), it will be an almost unbearably long bus ride back to West Lafayette."

  • Indiana, Purdue hope to return to riveting rivalry (The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne IN)
    "Worthy might not mean sideline eruptions – Knight and Keady were famous for their feisty game antics; Crean and Painter save their volatile moments for practice – but the kind of take-no-prisoners intensity that made these games must-see events."

  • So it is a rivalry, you say? (Hammer and Rails)
    "So yes, I still think this should be an easy win, but strange things can happen. We could shoot poorly. Indiana could take care of the basketball (one of their major weaknesses). Their freshmen could take a big step forward. Their crowd could motivate them. JJ could get into foul trouble. A lot of these things could happen and an Indiana win could result. Unfortunately for IU, most people would agree that a victory is highly unlikely unless many of those things happen."