Purdue vs. Indiana alumni game this Saturday

By   |   Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014 - 7:54 PM   |   No comments

The Knox Indy Pro Am will host the 2nd annual Purdue vs. Indiana men’s basketball alumni game at IUPUI on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.

Confirmed to play for the Hoosiers, coached by Jamaal Meeks, are Jordan Hulls, Christian Watford, Derek Elston, Rod Wilmont, Matt Roth and Daniel Moore. Purdue players include Terone Johnson, David Teague and DJ Byrd.

Only general admission tickets remain and cost is $20. Purchase online at www.knoxindyproam.com.

Lemonis introduced, signs contract for five years, $250,000 per year

By   |   Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014 - 6:41 PM   |   No comments

The details of Chris Lemonis’s contract suggest that it comes with patience.

At Lemonis’s introductory press conference on Tuesday — held nearly three weeks after his hiring because of summer scheduling conflicts — Indiana athletic director Fred Glass announced that his new baseball coach will sign a five-year deal for $250,000 per year. That’s less than former coach Tracy Smith made before he departed for Arizona State, but it still makes him one of the highest-paid coaches in the Big Ten.

“I just thought a multi-year contract made sense given our general commitment to baseball,” Glass said. “I wanted Chris to feel like he could continue to keep it going in the right way and not keep looking over his shoulder, and frankly, someone who has succeeded in the way that Chris has, I think, deserves that kind of stability going in.” 
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Oladipo, Zeller named to USA Select Team

By   |   Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014 - 12:22 PM   |   1 comment

Former Indiana stars Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller were named to the 2014 Team USA Select team, a group of young NBA players that will train with the Team USA men’s senior national team July 28-31 in Las Vegas in preparation for this year’s FIBA World Championships.

Joining them are Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors); Trey Burke (Utah Jazz);Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls); Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Tim Hardaway Jr. (New York Knicks); Tobias Harris (Orlando Magic); Doug McDermott (Chicago Bulls);Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn Nets); Miles Plumlee (Phoenix Suns); Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics); and Dion Walters (Cleveland Cavaliers);

IU target Spalding commits to Louisville

By   |   Sunday, Jul. 20, 2014 - 5:45 PM   |   56 comments

Last week in Indianapolis, Indiana recruiting target Ray Spalding said he hadn’t trimmed his list and was enjoying the recruiting process.

On Saturday, the 6-foot-10, 205-pound power forward/center in the class of 2015 said he might commit in the next week, but on Sunday Spalding made the decision to stay home official with his commitment to Louisville, as reported by multiple media outlets.

Here’s more from the Louisville Courier-Journal’s Steve Jones: http://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/recruiting/louisville/2014/07/20/ray-spalding-commitment-louisville/12913543/

Former IU rower killed on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17

By   |   Friday, Jul. 18, 2014 - 8:32 AM   |   4 comments

According to an athletic department source, former Indiana rower Karlijn Keijzer was one of the 298 passengers killed on board Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, which was downed Thursday in the Ukraine.

Keijzer rowed at Indiana in the 2010-11 season, joining the Hoosiers as a chemistry graduate student. The Amsterdam, Netherlands native was 25 years old.

More to come.

UPDATE: The release from Indiana University follows.

Indiana University mourns the passing of student-athlete Karlijn Keijzer

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University has learned that Karlijn Keijzer, a doctoral student in the chemistry department in the IU College of Arts and Sciences, was among the passengers on Malaysia Air Flight 17, which crashed Thursday, July 17, leaving no survivors. Keijzer, 25, also earned her master’s degree from IU and was a member of the women’s rowing team during the 2011 season.

“On behalf of the entire Indiana University community, I want to express my deepest sympathies to Karlijn’s family and friends over her tragic death,” Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie said. “Karlijn was an outstanding student and a talented athlete, and her passing is a loss to the campus and the university. Our hearts also go out to the families of all the victims of this senseless act.”
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Wilson to appear on ESPN on July 31

By   |   Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014 - 5:18 PM   |   9 comments
From IU Sports Info:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana head football coach Kevin Wilson and the Big Ten football coaches will visit ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., headquarters July 30-31, to take part in ESPN’s annual mid-summer college football coaches’ “car wash” – in which guests appear across multiple programs and platforms over one day.

Wilson will join Randy Edsall (Maryland), Kirk Ferentz (Iowa), Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern), Brady Hoke (Michigan), Urban Meyer (Ohio State) and Bo Pelini (Nebraska) at the ESPN Compound on July 31.

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Coleman named to Doak Walker watch list

By   |   Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014 - 12:19 PM   |   No comments

From IU Sports Info:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana running back Tevin Coleman is a candidate for the 2014 Doak Walker Award, the PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced Thursday morning. The award is presented annually to the nation’s top running back.

Coleman earned honorable mention All-Big Ten recognition in 2013. He rushed for 958 yards on 131 carries (7.3 average) with 12 touchdowns and finished with 1,275 all-purpose yards in nine games.
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