1. HOOSIERS HQ
The IU baseball team recently visited the Dominican Republic, where baseball is life, Dustin wrote.
Freshmen Nicole Bell has been just what the IU women’s basketball team needed so far this season, Mike wrote.
The Indiana men’s team fell from No. 1 to No. 6 in the polls Monday, Dustin writes.
2. IT’S INDIANA
Indiana and Butler have all the ingredients for a new in-state rivalry, Eamonn Brennan of ESPN.com writes.
Tom Crean told the critics to “take a hike” via Twitter Monday, Scott M. Gleeson of USA Today writes.
IU recruit Collin Hartman’s first game of the season on Saturday was also his last for at least a month after suffering a broken wrist, Kyle Neddenriep of the Indianapolis Star reports.
Louisville star midfielder Dylan Mares, a Zionsville native, will be transferring to join the national champion Indiana soccer team next year, Ives Galarcep of SoccerByIves.net reports.
3. BIG TEN COUNTRY
Notre Dame and the ACC is safe from Big Ten expansion for now, Dennis Dodd at CBSsports.com writes.
4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
The critics “can take a hike” is a nice way of saying “Hit the Road Jack” as Ray Charles sings.