1. HOOSIERS HQ
There’s nothing complex about the Michigan State defense, it just works, Dustin writes.
2. IT’S INDIANA
Victor Oladipo made a strong debut for the Orlando Magic in Wednesday’s preseason opener, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.
IU soccer is in danger of missing the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1986, and IU swimming’s bid for world records has been denied, David Woods of the Indianapolis Star writes.
The IU football offense is appealing but just a cover for lesser talent, which is why Michigan State prefers a traditional approach, Graham Couch of the Lansing State Journal writes.
Peter Jurkin is just one of the IU basketball players who enter this season a mystery, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.
The relationship between NCAA prez Mark Emmert and Alabama coach Nick Saban raises more questions about the credibility of college athletics’ governing body, Brent Schrotenboer of USA Today writes.
It’s Brandon Miller time at Butler, Dana O’Neil of ESPN.com writes.
4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
Speaking of mysteries, how about some U2 with “Mysterious Ways.”