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Hoosier Headlines: Gameday edition 11_2_2012

News and notes regarding Hoosier sports, from local and national media.

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Andy Lyons

Well, I'm posting this a little early, but there's a lot of material to cover already, so enjoy!

IU Football

College football notebook: Offensive line development key for Iowa | Indianapolis Star |
Like so may others, Indystar is looking at the Iowa OL as the key to the game.

2-Minute Drill — The Indiana Hoosiers | TheGazette
A careful look at the match-ups in the Iowa game. Watch out! They're favoring Indiana!

Indiana Hoosiers are in Big Ten mix a year after miserable performance
Some proper context is give to the idea that IU controls its own destiny for a bowl at this point. Yes, it's possible, but realistically, it's just progress to be in the mix at this point in the season.

IU Basketball

College Basketball Team Previews: Indiana - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Grantland always has really intriguing writing. They're picking IU to go pretty far.

Indiana Basketball Rising from the Ashes Part V: No. 1 | Indianapolis Star |

Part of a long historical review of the Hoosier basketball program in recent years.

Hoosiers Basketball: Creek, Freshman Play Well in Scrimmage | Bleacher Report
Indiana defeated Indiana Wesleyan in their preseason game by a score of 86-57, in case you hadn't heard. Another eyewitness report here.

Will IU's freshman forwards be eligible? - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Eamonn Brennan looks at a worrying issue for Hoosier fans.

IU Soccer

Jay Chapman's hat trick leads MSU men's soccer to 3-1 win over No. 16 Indiana |
A Spartan freshman scored all of his goals for his young career in one game. Just that kind of game for the Hoosiers, who suffered another surprising loss against a Michigan school.

The Daily Northwestern : Men's Soccer: Wildcats ride halftime adjustments to tie Indiana

Northwestern kept their Big Ten title hopes alive and destroyed the Hoosiers' regular season title hopes with the tie. NU had quite a bit of help from the goalposts, evidently, but the Hoosiers just can't quite seem to put it all together at the right time.