Notre Dame’s most extended domination of the day came in the second overtime, and the Irish made it pay off with just 1:28 remaining as Blake Townes cut inside off the left flank and found Thomas Ueland with a centering pass, as Ueland poked the shot over goalkeeper Colin Webb and into the net at the far post. Final stats had IU with a 14-6 edge in shots and 10-6 edge in corner kicks. IRISH 1, HOOSIERS 0
END OF REGULATION
Indiana again the more dominant side in the second 45 minutes, but still nothing to show for it. Notre Dame found the net with 10 minutes to play but ruled offsides on the play. Totals now have Indiana with 13 shots to ND’s four and 10 IU corner kicks to ND’s five. Two 10-minute, golden goal overtime periods left. HOOSIERS 0, IRISH 0
After the opening minutes, Indiana really settled in and took control of this game, peppering the Notre Dame goal with shots, corners and dangerous service. Closest calls saw Femi Hollinger-Janzen’s header in the eighth minute carom off the post, while Tanner Thompson’s crack from 25 yards did the same off the crossbar in the 24th minute. Hoosiers hold a 9-3 edge in shots, 6-5 advantage in corner kicks. Notre Dame had its best chances late in the half, in particular a chance for Patrick Hodan coming in on the right, but Colin Webb made the save.
Credit the IU midfield for controlling most of this game, particularly Matt Foldesy and redshirt freshman Frankie Moore, who has stepped in for the graduated Dylan Lax in the defensive midfield. Phil Fives has been very good for the second straight game, as has aggressive freshman back Andrew Gutman — both on the left side. HOOSIERS 0, IRISH 0
No. 14 Indiana and No. 4 Notre Dame square off in their annual in-state rivalry to cap off the IU Classic at Armstrong Stadium this afternoon. The first game today saw Maryland rout St. John’s, 4-0, so Indiana needs a win to claim the Classic title. To do so, the Hoosiers will have to raise their level of play against the Irish, who tied Maryland 0-0 on Friday night while Indiana was beating St. John’s, 1-0. Game is televised on the Big Ten Network, and I’ll have updates via Twitter. FYI, Hoosier starters are GK Colin Webb; D Billy McConnell, Derek Creviston, Grant Lillard and Andrew Gutman; MF Phil Fives, Matt Foldesy, Francesco Moore, Tanner Thompson, Femi Hollinger-Janzen; F Ben Maurey.
If you’re a Herald-Times subscriber, good news.
Our annual IU football wrap is included with today’s newspaper and also available on heraldtimesonline.com. The print product looks especially nice this year, so if you’re a digital-only subscriber and you’re in the area today, I recommend picking up a copy. We are, as usual, excited to see it run.
Feature on Jason Spriggs, Dan Feeney and the importance of building a foundation up front
Graham column about outside opinions on IU’s potential
If Ralph Green III and Isaac Griffith are facing any sort of punishment this week for their off-season transgressions, Kevin Wilson isn’t telling.
The Indiana coach refused to say whether Green or Griffith will be suspended or miss any portion of Saturday’s season-opener against Southern Illinois after both Hoosiers were arrested in Bloomington during the spring.
Wilson told reporters at Thursday’s fan event at Lucas Oil Stadium that he does not announce internal discipline.
“I’m not saying anybody’s hurt, injured, disciplined, whatever,” Wilson said. “I’m not helping any other team right now about anything.”
Bloomington Police arrested Green in April on charges of misdemeanor battery, public intoxication and disorderly conduct. During a court appearance in early July, the battery and public intoxication charges were dropped and Green pled guilty to disorderly conduct for unreasonable noise. He was sentenced to 50 hours of community service and one year of probation. Green was also required to pay $183 in court costs and $300 for a drug/alcohol program. He received a 180-day suspended sentence with two days credited for time served.
Griffith, who was 20 when he was arrested on May 23, faces illegal consumption and drunk driving charges. His case is pending, according to court records.
“Anything we do is gonna merit the crime or the issue,” Wilson said. “We take it very seriously. … We don’t back off making sure kids do their best. If a guy needs to be punished or penalized, we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.”
Green was originally suspended from team activities at the end of spring practice, but was back with the program this summer and has practiced with the team during fall camp. Wilson said earlier this summer that Griffith was not suspended after his arrest because the team was coming off voluntary workouts and, “you can’t suspend someone for volunteering.” Griffith has also been practicing with the team since IU’s fall camp opened on Aug. 6.
Indiana had its chances early in the half but never could find that second goal to put this game well and truly away. Hoosiers finish with a 13-6 edge in shots and 7-2 advantage in corner kicks. Bloomington native and freshman Jeremiah Gutjahr made his debut in the final eight-plus minutes as IU was able to kill the clock. HOOSIERS 1, RED STORM 0
St. John’s didn’t get its first shot on goal until the 29th minute, a blast from 23 yards out well-handled by IU goalkeeper Colin Webb. Red Storm’s best shot was a near-post touch by Filippo Ricupati that went just wide into the side netting. Stats favor Indiana in shots, 6-2, and corner kicks, 6-1. HOOSIERS 1, RED STORM 0
12:21: Indiana’s domination finally pays off on the goal by Phil Fives, who after a passing combination from Grant Lillard to Ben Maurey to Fives, who hits a left-footed strike that beat the goalkeeper to the far post. HOOSIERS 1, RED STORM 0
22:13: Nothing on the board yet, although Indiana missed a golden chance when the referee awarded a penalty kick as Andrew Gutman charged in on the left side of the box and took a tumble. Femi Hollinger-Janzen took the PK firmly and aggressively but his shot was wide left and out of bounds in the 11th minute. Hoosiers dominating the ball, leading 2-0 in shots and 5-0 in corner kicks. HOOSIERS 0, RED STORM 0
The 2015 season begins in earnest tonight as No. 14 Indiana takes on St. John’s in the IU Classic at Armstrong Stadium. The Hoosiers are deep, talented and motivated to do better after bowing out in the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season. The Red Storm are coming off a down season, but are a historically proud program under Dr. Dave Masur. Their roster boasts 17 foreign players, and coach Todd Yeagley said he expects St. John’s will make things difficult for the IU offense, forcing the Hoosiers to attack off the edge, whether in the run of play or off set pieces. Updates to come here and more frequently via Twitter.
QUESTION: MODERATOR: Good morning, and welcome to today’s IU sports chat. Thank you for joining us.
Mike, Andy, Jeremy: Are you guys ready to get started?
JEREMY PRICE: Good morning moddy, everybody. I am indeed ready to get started.
MIKE MILLER: Morning, everybody. Let’s chat.
ANDY GRAHAM: Eight days away from IU football kickoff. And Eight Days a Week, ain’t got nothing but love babe … oops, showed my age there for a second, but have now recalibrated into chat mode.
QUESTION: 1. For many years, IU has held pre-season rallies in Chicago, Indianapolis, Louisville area and Bloomington. None was held in Bloomington this year. Why not.
2. Every year Fred Glass adds more red paint to Memorial Stadium. Where will we find it this year?
Randall Bychkov, B-town
JEREMY PRICE: Randall,
1. The Bloomington event is still forthcoming. It’s scheduled for Friday, Sept. 4, at Hoosier Village outside Memorial Stadium. I guess it’s just the whole calendar is off with Labor Day coming later this year, but both the Indy event last night and the Bloomington event are later than usual this year. (more…)
INDIANAPOLIS — As expected, Rob Judson is receiving a promotion.
Indiana coach Tom Crean confirmed Thursday that Judson will take the full-time assistant coaching position vacated in March by Steve McClain. Judson has spent the last season and a half as IU’s director of basketball operations.
“He’s one of the finest coaches I’ve been around,” Crean said at a fan event Thursday at Lucas Oil Stadium. “I had great respect for him long before I got to know him.”
Judson has over 25 years of college basketball coaching experience at the Division I level. Prior to taking the operations job at IU in January 2014, Judson was an assistant at Illinois State from 2007-2013. Judson, 57, was head coach at Northern Illinois from 2001-07 and had prior assistant coaching stints at Illinois, his alma mater, and Bradley.
After McClain left to take the Illinois-Chicago coaching job, McClain spent the spring and summer representing Indiana on the recruiting trail. During his early coaching stint with the Illini from 1996-2001, Judson was considered the top recruiter for Lon Kruger and Bill Self, and helped the program make four NCAA Tournament appearances in five years, winning Big Ten titles in 1998 and 2001.
That led to his first and only college head coaching job at Northern Illinois in 2001, when Judson took over a team that won five games during the year before and guided the Huskies to 12 wins during his first season. Although Judson finished 74-101 during his six seasons at NIU, his 2005-06 team went 17-11 and won the only Mid-American Conference West Division Championship in program history.
“He’s an excellent man and has meant a lot to our program the last few years,” Crean said. (more…)
INDIANAPOLIS — The immediate impact expected from junior college transfer Camion Patrick will have to wait a year.
Indiana coach Kevin Wilson announced during a fan event Thursday that Patrick did not qualify academically and must sit out the upcoming season as an academic redshirt. Patrick, a 6-foot-2 receiver, will remain on scholarship and be able to practice with the team.
Patrick came out of the summer a credit short after trying to cram one class into an accelerated summer session. IU petitioned the NCAA for eligibility based on the time crunch, but was denied on Thursday.
“He was given a chance to do it, but with four weeks and the academic things we needed we wished we could’ve had him for 12,” Wilson said. “That was our argument, our case. Our support people from compliance and academics were awesome and, at the same time, I don’t disagree with the NCAA’s decision as well. We thought it was worth a fight.” (more…)
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Big Ten basketball schedules were released Thursday, and Indiana will start its Big Ten season at Wisconsin Dec. 31.
Four of Indiana’s first six games will be on the road, including trips to Ohio State (Jan. 7) and Purdue (Jan. 10). IU’s first Big Ten home game will come against Michigan on Jan. 3.
Unlike last season, when five of the Hoosiers’ final seven game were on the road, IU will get to play five out of its last eight games at home this season. That eight-game stretch includes home-and-home matchups with Iowa and Nebraska.
IU ends its regular season schedule with a home contest against Penn State on Feb. 27.
The full IU women’s basketball schedule can be seen here.
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