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Indiana with a strong charge late, including a couple chances in the box to equalize, but couldn’t find the touch. Then in the final few minutes, IU couldn’t find the ball, as Maryland expertly killed the clock. Second loss overall and in the Big Ten for the Hoosiers in what is now a very muddled conference race following Penn State’s loss to Michigan State last night. TERPS 2, HOOSIERS 1

73′: Indiana finally finds the connection necessary in the final third to make this a game. Tanner Thompson swung the ball wide for Jack Griffith, whose one-time, right-footed cross found the head of Femi Hollinger-Janzen. Femi placed it perfectly in the top left corner to cut the deficit in half. TERPS 2, HOOSIERS 1

51′: Indiana defends Maryland’s seventh corner well enough, but after the clearance, Terps regained possession near midfield. The service down the middle saw Colin Webb come out, but the ball found the head of Alex Crognale first, slipping past Webb into the net. TERPS 2, HOOSIERS 0

A frustrating first 45 minutes for Indiana, which found the quickness of Maryland to be problematic. The Hoosiers had a few stretches of sustained offense and some dangerous moments, but spent a lot of time defending, including five corner kick attempts by the Terps. The shot total is 6-5 in IU’s favor with each team recording just one save. Suffice to say, Maryland has looked like a preseason No. 2 team more than Indiana has looked like a current No. 5 team. TERPS 1, HOOSIERS 0

20′: Maryland had Indiana on its heels for the longest time, then the Hoosiers answered with some pressure of its own. But it’s a turnover at midfield that breaks the IU defense. Alex Shinsky breaks free down the left side, beats Creviston one-on-one for a left-footed shot that finds the net at the back post. TERPS 1, HOOSIERS 0

A game everyone has been looking forward to since Maryland’s move to the Big Ten was announced happens today at Armstrong Stadium as No. 5 Indiana (8-1-3, 2-1-1) hosts unranked Maryland (6-5-2, 2-2-1). The Terps were the preseason No. 2 team in the country, but the season hasn’t gone according to plan. They are riding a three-game win streak, but have yet to win away from home this season. As for common opponents, Maryland lost to Louisville 1-0, lost to Georgetown 1-0 and beat Penn State 4-0. Indiana beat Louisville 3-0, tied Georgetown 1-1 and lost to Penn State 1-0. Updates to come here and more often via Twitter.


Notes and quotes from Indiana’s 56-17 loss to No. 8 Michigan State

Tevin Coleman built another big day on the big play.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Coleman recorded his ninth consecutive 100-yard game, finishing with 132 yards on 15 carries. He became the first rusher to eclipse 100 yards against Michigan State this season.

The Indiana junior essentially got there on two runs of 65 and 30 yards against a Spartans defense that entered play yielding only 82.5 rushing yards per game.

“They started loading the box, putting a lot of guys in the box,” Coleman said. “They’re a very good defense and they stopped the run.”

Indiana finished with 213 rushing yards, making the program’s eighth straight game with at least 200 yards on the ground. (more…)


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Jason Spriggs released from hospital

An Indiana spokesman reported late Saturday night that left tackle Jason Spriggs has been discharged from the hospital with a “clean bill of health.”

Spriggs went down late in Saturday’s homecoming loss to Michigan State on a head-on hit that knocked the junior face down on the turf with five minutes left in the fourth quarter. Spriggs lay prone and appeared motionless on the field before being moved to a stretcher and taken out of the stadium.

While Spriggs’ status was uncertain when IU coach Kevin Wilson addressed the media after the game, Wilson said the left tackle was moving on the field.

“He was conscious, breathing, but just had some upper neck pain,” Wilson said. “Took a step and fell down, but he did have movement in his forward extremities so that’s a positive. At the same time, we’d like to do X-rays. That’s all we know right now. Keep praying for him.”

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No. 8 Spartans hammer Hoosiers on homecoming, 56-17

Michigan State scored 42 unanswered points and totaled 662 yards in a 56-17 win over Indiana on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

The Hoosiers head into the bye week winless in the conference, with a game at Michigan looming on Nov. 1. Indiana has not won the Old Brass Spittoon since 2006.

Michigan State outgained Indiana 662-224, with Cook completing 24 of his 32 passes. He was erratic at times, but bailed out by a big day from his receivers.

Tony Lippett caught 7 passes for 123 yards. The Spartans also rushed for 330 yards and five scores.

Indiana true freshman Zander Diamont, making his first career start, completed 5-of-15 passes for 11 yards. (more…)



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Purdue’s Versyp on IU’s Moren

Posted by in Women's Basketball on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at 1:09 PM.

Sharon Versyp was a senior on the Purdue women’s basketball team during the 1987-88 season, the same year a freshman named Teri Moren joined the team. Now the two former Boilermakers will be going head to head as Big Ten rivals, Versyp at her alma mater and Moren at Indiana, but there’s anything but hard feelings.

“I think (Teri being at Indiana) is great,” Versyp said at Big Ten Media Day Thursday. “I think Purdue is one of the colleges with one of the best pipelines for women in college coaching, and it’s unbelievable and exciting. Teri’s been in the game, has been a lot of different places and done a great job. I think you’re always excited for people that are great people, and Teri’s a special person.”

The two communicate regularly as well.

“We’ve talked several times,” said Versyp, who spent one year as the head coach at Indiana in 2005-06. “We see each other on the road, we text back and forth, that type of thing. It’s nice. You’re familiar, we’re friends, so it’s nice to have that already established, because I feel like Big Ten coaches have good camaraderie.”

That said, the two coaches’ common background won’t come into play when they meet for the first time on Jan. 4 in West Lafayette.

“We all have different philosophies,” Versyp said. “When you take over, you have different ideas of how you run your team, but it’s that disciplined, hard-nosed skill set — those qualities aren’t going to change because you grew up in Indiana, you played basketball in Indiana, that’s just how we were. There’s no intricacies of when we played, that type of stuff carrying over. You have to change with whoever you have in your group.”

No matter who each coach puts on the floor, each knows who is on the other sideline, and Versyp says Hoosier fans should like their new coach.

“Teri’s really driven,” Versyp said. “Growing up in the state of Indiana, she knows her basketball. She’s a very, very good coach. She has a good balance of getting the discipline and being a great teacher. But bottom line, she’s a good, good person — a good soul.
“If you have that type of character, and you have the teaching ability, and you have the discipline, and you have good balance, those are key ingredients for a very good coach who’s going to have a very good team.”


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