1. HOOSIERS HQ
A little baseball practice is just one of the ways a mentoring program is helping the IU basketball team’s freshmen, Dustin writes.
Michigan State took a chance on running back La’Veon Bell, and it’s worked out well for both, Dustin writes.
Thursday’s IU sports chat, with Dustin and Andy.
2. IT’S INDIANA
Four new freshmen just add to the expectations both inside and out for IU basketball, Andy Profett of The Post-Tribune of Northwest Indiana writes.
3. ACROSS THE RIVER
Dick Vitale has opted to make Louisville his preseason pick for the national title, he writes on ESPN.com.
Landing the Harrison twins is just the latest recruiting coup for John Calipari and his Kentucky dynasty, Andy Glockner of SI.com writes.
4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
The baseball postseason starts tonight, and if basketball doesn’t work out, Peter Jurkin could be the tallest man to ever play “Centerfield” — here’s John Fogerty: