1. HOOSIERS HQ
Jacarri Alexander is happy to be on the football field for Indiana, and he’s not afraid to let everybody know it, Dustin writes.
Former Hoosier Rodger Saffold was a limited participant in practice for the St. Louis Rams Wednesday, just three days after being carted off the field against the Detroit Lions, the Associated Press reports.
The IU women’s soccer team downed Indiana State, 3-1, to improve to 5-2-1, we reported.
2. IT’S INDIANA
Ball State ranks eighth in the nation in rushing, including 252 yards on the ground against No. 11 Clemson, entering Saturday’s game at IU, Doug Zaleski of the Muncie Star Press writes.
Tom Crean has a chance this season at Indiana to add the one thing missing from his resume — a national championship, CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein writes.
3. BIG TEN COUNTRY
Notre Dame got what it wanted, thumbing its nose at the Big Ten in the process, with the move to the ACC, Rob Oller of the Columbus Dispatch writes.
Maybe the Big Ten should stop scheduling Notre Dame in all sports after the Irish spurned the league to join the ACC, Tom Dienhart of BTN.com writes.
Coach Brad Stevens dismissed guard Chrishawn Hopkins from the Butler basketball team Wednesday, Kyle Neddenriep of the Indianapolis Star reports.
4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
With Notre Dame heading southeast for the ACC, it seems like a good time to roll out Alabama’s “Song of the South.”