1. HOOSIERS HQ
No matter how Minnesota has played of late, Indiana expects to see the top 10 version of the Gophers tonight, Dustin writes.
A breakdown of the matchups between Indiana and Minnesota, from Dustin.
Victor Oladipo was named Big Ten Player of the Week Monday, and by the way, he says his ankle is feeling fine, I wrote.
Former IU player Mark Deal will be inducted into the state of Indiana’s Football Hall of Fame and other notes, we reported.
2. IT’S INDIANA
Without Bobby Knight, there’s not the same buzz when Indiana comes to town, Patrick Reusse of the Minneapolis Star Tribune opines.
Minnesota’s Trevor Mbakwe hasn’t lived up to his preseason billing as well as Cody Zeller, Marcus R. Fuller of the St. Paul Pioneer Press writes.
IU remains No. 1 not just in the polls but in the power rankings, ESPN.com reports.
3. BIG TEN COUNTRY
First-year Nebraska coach Tim Miles returns to the scene of a memorable moment in his coaching career when the Cornhuskers visit the Kohl Center, Jim Polzin of the Wisconsin State Journal writes.
Here’s a football fix as Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald provides some thoughts before his Wildcats become the first Big Ten team to hit the field this spring/winter, Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.com writes.
4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
Mark Deal headed to the hall of fame, this song not so much. But here’s Jennifer Love Hewitt with “How Do I Deal?”