1. HOOSIERS HQ
Seniors Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford got Indiana off to a good start, and the Hoosiers never looked back against Penn State, Dustin wrote.
Standout pitcher Jonny Hoffman was removed from the Indiana baseball team and faces a felony drug charge, Dustin wrote with police reporter Jon Blau.
Eriq Zavaleta’s dream month continues to roll along with his decision to go pro, I wrote.
2. IT’S INDIANA
IU’s depth and Penn State’s miscues made for a blowout result, Aaron Carter of the Centre Daily Times writes.
IU football commit Antonio Allen shared team-high tackling honors with five at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Saturday, Tim Hipps of Army News Service wrote.
3. MIAMI MISMATCH
Monday night’s BCS championship game debacle was difficult to make sense of for Notre Dame, Al Lesar of the South Bend Tribune writes.
Alabama’s offense was too much for the Irish, even surprising some Tide players with the ease of victory, Tommy Deas of the Tuscaloosa News writes.
4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
In honor of the Irish, and all the Midwest teams who have flopped in the big game, here’s Cowboy Junkies with “A Common Disaster.”