1. HOOSIERS HQ
Two more linebackers joined the IU football recruiting class, Dustin wrote.
Indiana basketball owns several spots on the NCAA’s 75th anniversary of March Madness ballot, while more honors came in for IU soccer, we reported.
From earlier this week:
The imminent return of Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Peter Jurkin will boost the depth of IU basketball, Dustin wrote.
Indiana soccer’s national championship was celebrated at Assembly Hall on Monday night, Andy wrote.
2. IT’S INDIANA
IU basketball was second in the power rankings last week, but Victor Oladipo has turned up his offensive efficiency, Luke Winn of SI.com wrote.
Indiana is a No. 1 seed playing Lexington, Ky., in the first Bracketology of the season, ESPN.com’s Joe Lunardi projects.
Steve Alford ranks as the No. 2 guard of the “big bracket era” as The Sporting News took the NCAA’s anniversary concept a step farther.
Indiana fans are expected to dominate the crowd at this weekend’s Crossroads Classic, Michael Pointer of the Indianapolis Star writes.
3. BIG TEN COUNTRY
Are Illinois and Michigan for real? Maybe, maybe not says SI.com’s Andy Glockner.
4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
The soccer team left Birmingham, and I did too, so here’s John Mellencamp with “When Jesus Left Birmingham.”