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Hoosier Headlines 3/6: Dead Men Walking


The weekend is wrapping up and our Women's basketball team is done for the year with their first round Big Ten Tourney exit. The Men's basketball team is on life support and Hoosiers faithful have to take solace in the sports that don't get the press. Basketball has been meh this year, but the rest of the athletics department has continued to impress. We'll take a look at the links from around IU after some basketball recaps from around the state.

Basketball:

Indiana University Athletics - Men's Basketball
Verdell Jones III scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a return to his hometown, but it wasn't enough as the Indiana men's basketball team fell at Illinois, 72-48, in the final game of the regular season.

Illini gets revenge over slumping IU | The Journal Gazette
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Back in late January, Indiana delivered a shock to Illinois, a 52-49 upset that emptied the Hoosiers’ home-court stands, sent coach Tom Crean running through the building shaking every hand in sight and knocked the then-20th ranked Illini out of the Top 25.

Demetri McCamey, Illinois hand Indiana Hoosiers 'embarrassing' loss " Evansville Courier & Press
Back in late January, Indiana delivered a shock to Illinois, a 52-49 upset that emptied the Hoosiers' home-court stands, sent coach Tom Crean running through the building shaking every hand in sight and knocked the then-20th ranked Illini out of the Top 25.

Indiana’s effort on Saturday not good enough | Inside the Hall
Two years ago, this might have been acceptable. Two years ago, when Indiana was talent-deprived and had no idea how to handle most Big Ten road atmospheres

Hulls' free throw record obscured in loss | The Indianapolis Star
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- There are good times and bad times to ask coaches questions about individual accomplishments in a postgame interview.

Column: Rivers filled a needed role for IU | Indiana Daily Student

There are probably a few ways to look on Jeremiah Rivers’ career as an IU basketball player. Yes, some good, some very good and some that didn’t quite reach expectations.

Other Sports:

Indiana University Athletics - Wrestling
Three Hoosiers stamped their NCAA Championship tickets on Saturday as the IU Wrestling team began postseason competition at the 2011 Big Ten Championships in Evanston, Ill. Kurt Kinser, Paul Young and Matt Powless each earned automatic bids to the nationals and remain in contention for third place finishes at the conference tournament

Indiana University Athletics - Football
Rivals.com has recognized Indiana assistant Kevin Johns as the Big Ten's top wide receivers coach. Johns, IU's co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach, joined head coach Kevin Wilson's staff on Jan. 4, 2011.

Indiana University Athletics - Baseball
Despite the lack of a Theatre major on the IU Baseball team, the Hoosiers know how to put on a dramatic show. For the second time this weekend and fourth of the young season, Indiana came away with the victory in a game which they were tied or trailing in the eighth inning or later. The Hoosiers (6-3) knocked in three eighth-inning runs Saturday at Tennessee (6-2) to secure the 6-3 winner.