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Hoosier Headlines: September 23, 2011

As Indiana heads down to North Texas to open a new stadium on the road much of the Hoosier nation is abuzz about what IU's chances are to recover from a slow start. Playing against the 0-3 North Texas should certainly help. Here are some links covering tomorrow's game. 

Hoosiers Face Road Test at North Texas:

Coming off a 38-21 victory over South Carolina State, the Indiana football team (1-2, 0-0 Big Ten) heads to Denton, Texas, to face North Texas (0-3, 0-1 Sun Belt) at Apogee Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 24. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. CDT/7 p.m. EDT and ESPN3 will broadcast the game. The Mean Green fell to No. 2/2 Alabama, 41-0, in Tuscaloosa last weekend.

Hoosiers Talk North Texas

The players talk about heading down to North Texas to open up their brand new stadium and the challenges that come with that atmosphere. Many appear primed and ready to take on whatever North Texas has to throw at them. 

Big Ten Football: 11 Under the Radar Playmakers: Bleacher Report

Bleacher report goes down the list of the top playmakers in the Big Ten that don't get the recognition they deserve. Indiana's own Demarlo Belcher makes the list to go along with some other very good but very underrated weapons for the not so media exposed programs. 

Breaking Down the Hoosiers Opponent: Kent Sterling

Sterling as usual is fantastic in breaking down the upcoming opponent and what kind of competition they have to offer. Fortunately he thinks that Indiana has more than a good chance to run away with this one if they can limit the penalties.

Look Ahead: What Power Leagues Will Look Like in 2014: CBS Sports

With the college sporting landscape so scrambled at the moment. CBS' Jeff Goodman projects what he thinks the basketball side of all the conferences will shake out to be in 2014. Spoiler Alert: He has the Hoosiers as #4 in the conference behind Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin. Can't say I really disagree. 

Talent Trumps Age for Hoosiers: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Coach Crean makes it clear that the best players will play this upcoming season. It doesn't matter if you're a senior leader or not. If there isn't the necessary performance then there is no playing time available.