1. HOOSIERS HQ
Maurice Creek says he’s healthy and ready to play whatever role he can for the IU basketball team, Dustin writes.
A look back at the fifth game of the IU football season reveals some positive signs and a disturbing trend, Andy writes.
Coverage from Saturday’s loss to Michigan State:
- A fast start was undone by a slow finish for the IU offense, Dustin wrote.
- Coming close isn’t enough, the Hoosiers need results, Andy wrote.
- Cameron Coffman earned the start in practice last week, and freshman Nate Sudfeld never saw the field, Dustin wrote.
- IU’s fast pace had the Spartans on their heels initially, Mike wrote.
2. IT’S INDIANA
Reports of Cody Zeller’s improvement have not been greatly exaggerated, Rick Bozich of WDRB.com writes.
The return of a traditional power like Indiana is good for the game of college basketball, Jerry Tipton of the Lexington Herald-Leader writes.
3. BIG TEN COUNTRY
The Big Ten is the best league, and the power triangle in college basketball this year is Bloomington, Louisville and Lexington instead of Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh, Eric Prisbell of USA Today writes.
Minnesota’s Trevor Mbakwe and Michigan State’s Branden Dawson are a pair of top talents returning from injury this basketball season, Rob Dauster of SI.com writes.
4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
With Maurice focused on basketball, we’ll just listen to Nickel Creek with “When You Come Back Down.”