Welcome to Friday.
We haven’t been consistent with this blog but I’d like to give it another go. Essentially, it’s just a summary of news around Indiana Athletics for a given week including the previous weekend. Gonna try to keep doing this every week, so keep an eye out.
There were a few updates on the football side, with Curt Cignetti’s first staff becoming official, some transfer portal activity and a few commitments from the high school ranks.
Indiana women’s basketball opened up Big Ten play on the road against Rutgers while the men’s team... I’m sure you’re aware!
Let’s get into it.
Indiana Football Updates
A few pieces of news this week. As written above, the staff is now officially hired with all the paperwork processed.
Cignetti brought a ton of guys from JMU including both coordinators, Mike Shanahan (no not that one) on the offensive end coaching wide receivers and Bryant Haines on defensive with the linebackers.
Among the hires was former Roncalli standout Pat Kuntz, who will coach defensive tackles for Indian after doing the same with James Madison. Look out for quarterbacks coach/co-offensive coordinator Tino Sunseri as well, as he’s already hit the ground running on the recruiting trail.
A few substantial players, like Jaylin Lucas and Donaven McCulley, remain in the transfer portal actively exploring options.
- Carter Smith withdraws from transfer portal
- Former Ohio quarterback Kurtis Rourke commits to Indiana
- 2024 quarterback Alberto Mendoza commits to Indiana
Indiana women’s basketball updates
Indiana played Rutgers close for an extended period on the road, but pulled out the win thanks to the ever-reliable Mackenzie Holmes and some crucial plays from Sydney Parrish.
The Hoosiers have had some time off, with their next matchup being Monday at home against Evansville.
- Indiana women’s basketball: Evaluating the underclassmen guards
- COLUMN: Three factors that created No. 16 Indiana women’s basketball’s victory at Rutgers
Indiana men’s basketball updates
Indiana beat Michigan on the road. Good!
Indiana got blasted by Auburn in Atlanta. Not good!
Big Ten road wins are Big Ten road wins, you can’t discount that especially against a Michigan team that looked like it could give Indiana some trouble. Then the Auburn thing happened and, well.
The Hoosiers had a week off before tomorrow’s huge matchup with the Jayhawks at a candystriped Assembly Hall.
- Indiana men’s basketball beats Michigan 78-75: Three things we learned
- Indiana men’s basketball loses to Auburn 104-76: Three things we learned
- Indiana men’s basketball: What went wrong against Auburn
Indiana Olympic sport updates
A few things happened or were written for Indiana’s Olympic or club sports in the past week, with the men’s hockey squad wrapping up its fall slate.
- IU alumnus Katherine Watercutter continues to thrive beyond her athletic career
- Club hockey overpowers Indiana Tech in final game of semester
- Penalty heartbreak returns as Indiana men’s soccer eliminated from NCAA Tournament
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