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Hoosier Headlines for June 28, 2010: football recruiting, Penn State-to-Big Ten retrospective, and more.

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  • IU with another rapid recruiting start (Big Ten Blog - ESPN)
    "It's no longer a coincidence. Indiana's approach to recruiting can now be labeled a strategy, and it appears to be paying off. Of the 25 players Indiana signed in February, 21 made verbal commitments before the 2009 season kicked off."

  • Life lessons part of clinic for Indy kids | | The Indianapolis Star
    "It was billed as a free basketball clinic put on by the Indiana University basketball team, its coaches and support staff Tuesday afternoon at Municipal Gardens Family Center on Indianapolis' Westside. But the more than 170 boys and girls who attended walked away with a message that included equal parts basketball skills and life lessons."

  • Scheduling update and specifics about Las Vegas Tournament in December (Hoosiers Insider | The Indianapolis Star)
    "It sounds as if the away games that we know about are the only ones that will be on the schedule: the ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup against Boston College, the annual game against Kentucky at Rupp, and the two games in Las Vegas in late December as part of the Las Vegas Classic."

  • Penn State History: Joining The Big Ten (Black Shoe Diaries)
    This is not specifically IU-related, but mentions the reactions of Bob Knight, Bill Mallory, and IU president Thomas Ehrlich to Penn State's application. Knight's "camping trip" crack is well-known, but I did not know that IU is the only school that publicly acknowledged voting against Penn State. Certainly, the conference leadership seems to have handled the Nebraska move much more diplomatically.