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East Mississippi Community College quarterback Chad Kelly will visit Bloomington this weekend for the IU-Purdue game, he told The Herald-Times on Monday.
Kelly, a four-star recruit who most recently attended Clemson, has thrown for 3,472 yards and 42 touchdowns against eight interceptions this season.
The nephew of hall of fame quarterback Jim Kelly, he has also received recent interest from Virginia Tech and Louisiana State. Alex McCarthy of 247 Sports reported last week that IU coach Kevin Wilson visited Kelly in Mississippi on Thursday.
Kelly was dismissed from the Clemson program in April for what coach Dabo Swinney called conduct detrimental to the team. The Niagra Falls, N.Y. native redshirted the 2012 season and tore his ACL in Clemson’s 2013 spring game. Kelly has since apologized for his behavior at Clemson. He is the top-ranked junior college quarterback, according to 247 Sports.
A perfect start to the season and a win over then-No. 22 Southern Methodist wasn’t enough to get Indiana into the top 25 this week, but the Hoosiers are receiving votes.
IU picked up six votes in the Associated Press top 25 and five in the USA Today Coaches poll.
Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr. earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors, the conference announced Monday.
Blackmon shot a combined 54 percent (20-for-37) from the field, including a 13-for-21 mark from 3-point range, while averaging 22 points and six rebound over a three-game stretch. He scored 19 points and added five rebounds against Texas Southern on Monday before leading IU with 26 points in a win over No. 22 Southern Methodist on Thursday. Blackmon finished the week with 21 points and six rebounds against Lamar on Saturday.
The last IU freshman to earn the honor was Troy Williams on March 10.
For the second week in a row, Indiana guard Tyra Buss was honored as freshman of the week by the Big Ten conference.
This week, she shared the honor with Illinois’ Chatrice White, but this makes Buss the first IU player to win the award in back-to-back weeks. Buss is the second Hoosier to earn the honor twice in the same year, doing so in the first two weeks of the season. Sophomore guard Larryn Brooks was named freshman of the week twice all of last year.
In three games last week, Buss averaged 18.3 points, 4.0 steals, 4.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game, shooting 55.6 percent (20-of-36) from the field. Against Valparaiso, Buss broke an IU freshman record with eight steals, which is tied for fourth in IU women’s basketball history among all players. She also had a game-high 22 points in that game.
In the Hoosiers win versus Morehead State, Buss rounded out her stat line with 16 point, six rebounds, five assists and a steal and went 3-of-5 from 3-point range. Just yesterday against Incarnate Word, Buss scored 17 points and shot 5-of-9 from the field with three steals, four boards and two assists.
For the season, the Mt. Carmel, Ill., product leads Indiana in scoring (18.3 ppg) and steals (4.8 spg) through four games.
1. HOOSIERS HQ
Fifth-seeded Indiana soccer saw its season end with a splash in a 2-1 loss to Xavier, I wrote.
IU women’s basketball coach Teri Moren was happy to get an easy win Sunday, but not happy about the way the Hoosiers did it, Jon writes.
Sharp-shooting Eastern Washington will give Tom Crean’s Hoosiers a different sort of test tonight, Mike writes.
IU wouldn’t call it a letdown, but the Hoosiers’ performance vs. Lamar wasn’t up to par, I wrote.
Indiana football is playing with pride and with a special talent in Tevin Coleman, Mike wrote.
2. IT’S INDIANA
It could be a small-ball shootout between Indiana and Eastern Washington tonight at Assembly Hall, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.
Finding a defensive identity will be key for the Tom Crean’s Hoosiers, Evan Hoopfer of the Indiana Daily Student writes.
The genesis of small ball has IU 4-0 heading into tonight’s game, Don Carson of bleacherreport.com writes.
Four key offensive plays sparked the win over SMU in this film session, by Ryan Corazza of Inside the Hall.
Ten questions to ask heading into the Old Oaken Bucket game, from Mike Carmin of the Lafayette Journal & Courier.
3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
In honor of Sunday’s soggy soccer game, Jane’s Addicition with “Splash a Little Water On It.”
Indiana (4-0) beat Incarnate Word 85-49, but head coach Teri Moren said after the game that she felt the Hoosiers took a step back.
Shooting 48 percent from the field, Indiana was not always efficient offensively, turning the ball over 16 times and shooting 6-of-22 from behind the arc. Incarnate Word (2-2) shot 35 percent from the field and hit 3-of-14 shots from 3-point distance.
The Hoosiers did have five players in double figures, including Jenn Anderson with a team-high 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting. Tyra Buss added 17 points and three steals for the Hoosiers. Amanda Cahill produced a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Xavier (15-5-2) had just one shot in the second half, and that was the penalty kick. It was enough, however, to end Indiana’s season in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Hoosiers (12-5-5) finish with 14-5 edge in shots, 7-3 in shots on goal and 6-3 in corner kicks. IU was just 1-3-2 in the final six games of the year. MUSKETEERS 2, HOOSIERS 1
16:27: Failure to clear by Indiana defense sprung Xavier’s Matt Vasquenza, who had his legs taken out as he raced into the box by IU GK Colin Webb, resulting in a penalty kick. Musketeers’ Will Walker does what Tanner Thompson could not in the first half, burying his shot into the left side of net. MUSKETEERS 2, HOOSIERS 1
It was a half of missed opportunities, particularly for Indiana. A handball in the box in the eighth minute awarded Indiana a penalty kick, but Tanner Thompson’s low strike hit the left post and caromed away while the goalkeeper had guessed the other direction. Another chance came IU’s way in the 17th minute as Patrick Doody got to the end line and centered one for Femi Hollinger-Janzen inside the six, but his one-timer was slotted just wide left of the post.
Instead, Xavier drew first blood in the 29th minute as Matt Vasquenza ran onto a flicked header from a goal kick and fired a shot from the left side of the box that beat GK Colin Webb to the far post for a 1-0 lead. The Musketeers nearly had a second off a corner kick that fell right in front of the goal, but Webb went down to help block a shot and the ball was cleared off the line.
Indiana equalized in the 34th minute, as Jamie Vollmer got the right end line and lofted a cross to the back post where 6-foot-4 center back Grant Lillard headed it down and in.
Hoosiers held an 8-4 edge in shots, 3-2 in shots on goal and 4-1 in corner kicks. HOOSIERS 1, MUSKETEERS 1
COLUMBUS, Ohio — He smiled when he was told that his 90-yard touchdown run in the third quarter of Saturday’s 42-27 loss at Ohio State was the second-longest in Ohio Stadium history.
That wasn’t even Tevin Coleman’s most noteworthy feat of the day.
Coleman broke Vaughn Dunbar’s Indiana single-season rushing record with 228 yards and three touchdowns against the Buckeyes. The big day for Coleman gives him 1,906 yards for the season, besting Dunbar’s mark of 1,805 set in 1991.
“It’s a blessing,” Coleman said.
He captured the top spot in IU’s record book on his 90-yard run that gave the Hoosiers a 20-14 lead midway through the third. Coleman also had touchdown runs of 52 and two yards.
The only run in IU history longer than Coleman’s is Mickey Erehar’s 98-yarder at Iowa in 1912, while Coleman’s 228 yards were the third-most ever allowed by an Ohio State defense.
Coleman was held to only 50 first-half yards until breaking through in the second half.
“That’s how it’s gonna be against these big teams,” Coleman said. “First, you’re not gonna hit big runs on a great defense. You gotta keep running, hitting the holes hard and soften them up. Eventually a big one’s gonna come for you.”
Wilson sat Coleman for two offensive series following his long run, saying the IU running back was winded. It’s not the first time that has happened this season.
“I’m working to increase my stamina and get better at that,” Coleman said. “But things happen and he’s just looking out for me.”
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he pulled Coleman aside before the game to tell the IU junior how much he was admired. Meyer added that once Coleman gets in second gear, he’s tough to catch.
“I asked Kevin (Wilson) about him — a great Christian kid, great kid,” Meyer said. “Wish him well in the NFL, if that’s what his desire because he’s a really good back. Top 10 back — maybe higher than that.”
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If you haven’t heard, comedian Kevin Hart is scheduled to make an appearance at the IU Auditorium Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.
The same day at 2 p.m., the IU women’s basketball team will have a home game against IUPUI.
Players on the team are planning on attending Hart’s show, so the Hoosiers are hoping to fill out Hart’s day, too. Below is a video made by members of the IU women’s basketball team begging — I mean, begging — Hart to show up at the Hoosiers’ game.
Only time will tell if he will answer the call, but the Hoosiers certainly make a case that Hart should stop by Assembly Hall.
WARNING: This video contains very high-pitched screaming.
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