1. HOOSIERS HQ
Practice can’t start soon enough for a youthful Indiana basketball squad, Dustin writes.
The IU women’s soccer team suffered it first loss of the season, 3-1 at Ohio State, Thursday, we reported.
2. IT’S INDIANA
A new class of IU freshmen basketball players are trying to live up to the standards set by their predecessors, Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star writes.
New faces, but not new expectations for the 2013-14 Hoosiers, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.
Indiana comes in No. 9 in a ranking of college basketball’s best current programs (just behind Syracuse), Andy Glockner of SI.com writes.
IU target Goodluck Okonoboh’s trips to Ohio State and UNLV highlight a busy weekend of visits, including James Blackmon to Michigan, Jeff Borzello of CBSsports.com writes.
3. BIG TEN COUNTRY
Michigan State landed its point guard of the future in Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn Thursday, Diamond Leung of MLive.com writes.
First-year Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen is impressed with both Ohio State quarterbacks he might see on Saturday, Tom Mulhern of the Wisconsin State Journal writes.
4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
In honor of Mariano Rivera’s farewell to Yankee Stadium Thursday night, “Enter Sandman” from Metallica.