1. HOOSIERS HQ
Indiana football’s incoming freshmen pass the eye test, Andy writes.
Both the Hoosiers and the media will miss the departed Mike Ekeler, Andy writes.
IU basketball is enjoying a history-making season, one which should not be taken for granted, I wrote.
2. IT’S INDIANA
IU controls its own destiny in the Big Ten, with a win at Minnesota virtually clinching the regular season title, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.
Indiana leads the way in the Big Ten as part of an examination of things we think we know about the conference races, Robbi Pickeral of ESPN.com writes.
Of potential interest to IU fans, Dick Vitale is hosting an online auction to raise money for the V Foundation, including a pair of tickets to the Final Four (starting bid $400) and a 2012 Kentucky national championship autographed ball, via Outbid.com.
3. BIG TEN COUNTRY
A case can be made that Minnesota will still make the NCAA Tournament, although beating Indiana would make it a lot easier, Amelia Rayno of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes.
The sudden decline of Keith Appling is perplexing and troubling for Michigan State, Graham Couch of the Lansing State Journal writes.
A healthy Jordan Morgan just might be the difference-maker for Michigan, Nick Baumgardner of MLive.com writes.
4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
Speaking of history, how about this ode to self? The official video for Michael Jackson’s “History.”