IU's Belcher, Doss let play and tattoos speak for them (The Indianapolis Star)
Yesterday was IU's media day. The Indianapolis Star published one story about it. The story is about...tattoos. Jaysus.I won't blame Hutchens. He had some good stuff in this blog entry, the sort of news and notes that arise out of media days and the sort of things that casual fans expect to read in the newspaper. What a worthless rag.
Northrop grad has been Lynch's longtime assistant (The Journal Gazette | Fort Wayne, IN)
Springer is in his third year at Indiana (and 18th year as a college coach). In addition to his duties as the running backs and co-special teams coach, he earned the title of assistant head coach last year. "He’s a great football coach and a better person," IU coach Bill Lynch said. "I’ve known Dennis for a long time, since he came out of Northrop High School. I had the opportunity to coach him for a couple of years and then got reconnected a few years later and hired him."
Closing Arguments - Indiana (Off Tackle Empire)
SB Nation's recently renamed Big Ten blog has its take on the Hoosiers. Pessimistic, but not unfair.
Hoosiers hoping changes draw bigger crowds - NCAA (SI.com)
"Indiana athletic director Fred Glass will do anything it takes to fill Memorial Stadium." Anything except play all of our home games there.
Ten Big Game Changers: Indiana QB Ben Chappell (GazetteOnline.com)
There’s a flip side to Iowa safety Tyler Sash’s extraordinary 86-yard interception for a touchdown against Indiana last year. Indiana quarterback Ben Chappell had the Hoosiers poised to pull the upset over then-No. 4 Iowa. The Hoosiers were on Iowa’s 2-yard line, and Chappell dropped back to pass. He was smacked by Iowa linebacker A.J. Edds from the blind side just as Chappell’s arm was going forward. The ball caromed off four players before Sash grabbed it in midair and raced for the score. Sash’s touchdown cut Indiana’s lead to seven points and kept Iowa within striking distance in an eventual 42-24 win.
Bond of brothers boosts IU (The Journal Gazette | Fort Wayne, IN)
Adam and Tyler [Replogle] are starters on Indiana’s defense. Tyler, a 6-foot-2, 238-pound senior linebacker, said he stayed out of Adam’s recruiting process for the most part. Adam, a 6-3, 290-pound sophomore defensive tackle, said the final decision to become a Hoosier was his own.
Glass still taking chances (The Hoosier Scoop)
Fred Glass said he knows that he won’t see a consistently sold-out Memorial Stadium until Indiana football turns into a winning program, no matter what sort of facilities IU adds on to the stadium or what sort of promotions he puts together. But that, the Indiana athletic director said, isn’t a reason for him to sit around and wait.
Glass gives update on divisions (The Journal Gazette | Fort Wayne, IN)
"We'll go to two divisions. The focus has been on competitive balance more so than geography or anything else," Glass said Tuesday. "A close second is preserving rivalries. We've made a lot more progress than I think any of us thought we would. We'll be very close to making an announcement on that soon."
IU to play Notre Dame in first Crossroads Classic (The Hoosier Scoop)
Less than two weeks after Indiana athletic director Fred Glass leaked the prospect of a doubleheader involving the state’s four premier basketball programs, they made it official with a press conference Monday morning at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Indiana, Purdue, Butler and Notre Dame signed a memorandum of understanding for a two-year deal to play doubleheaders at Conseco Fieldhouse on Dec. 17, 2011 and Dec. 15, 2012. In 2011, Indiana will play Notre Dame in the first game, followed by Purdue against Butler in the second game. In 2012, the opponents will switch, allowing Indiana to play Butler and Purdue to play Notre Dame.