1. HOOSIERS HQ
The fifth year turned out to be the charm for IU soccer players Joe Tolen and Tim Wylie, I wrote.
IU women’s basketball dropped its second straight when a late rally fell short against Belmont, Jim wrote.
Indiana football coach Kevin Wilson emerged victorious from his ‘battle year,’ Dustin wrote.
2. IT’S INDIANA
A partial transcript of Maurice Creek’s Twitter Q&A last night, courtesy of the Daily Big Ten blog.
A look at Victor Oladipo’s difference-making defense against Coppin State, from Ryan Corazza at Inside the Hall.
Some of college basketball’s unbeaten are frauds, but not Indiana, Jeff Goodman of CBSsports.com writes.
Not exactly Indiana, but related. Four Sudanese basketball players, placed through Mark Adams’ A-HOPE program, were declared ineligible to play at their Illinois high school, Ted Gregory of the Chicago Tribune writes.
3. BIG TEN COUNTRY
Questions surround Bret Bielema’s sudden departure from Wisconsin to take the Arkansas job, Tom Oates of the Wisconsin State Journal writes.
4. N-C-A-A SPELLS HUH?
Indiana isn’t the only school feeling frustration with the NCAA. Texas is still waiting for a ruling on point guard Myck Kabongo, Andy Katz of ESPN.com blogs.
A lawsuit by former USC assistant football coach Todd McNair reveals the NCAA’s hypocrisy and deceit, Joe Nocera of the New York Times writes.
4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
It’s not quite Fayetteville, but here’s a dedication to Bret Bielema: “Little Rock” by Collin Raye.