Morehead State at Indiana, Game 1.

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Top 9th: Jake Kelzer struck out a pair of batters to close out Indiana’s 13-1 win. The Hoosiers have won eight straight and left-hander Joey DeNato is the new all-time wins leader at IU with 31 in his career.


Bottom 8th: IU shortstop Chad Clark doubled to left to tack a run on. Indiana leads 13-1.

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Blackmon to play in Nike Hoop Summit Saturday

By   |   Friday, Apr. 11, 2014 - 4:32 PM   |   No comments

Indiana recruit James Blackmon Jr. will get another chance to showcase his skills on an all-star stage Saturday at the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Ore. Blackmon, listed as a 6-foot-2 guard on the official roster, is a member of the USA Junior National Select Team, which will take on the World Select Team, which includes Kentucky recruit and Indiana Mr. Basketball Trey Lyles. The game will be televised on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. from the Moda Center. This is the second straight year IU has been represented. Noah Vonleh participated in the 2013 game.

Cream and Crimson Draft

By   |   Friday, Apr. 11, 2014 - 4:08 PM   |   No comments

Indiana split up teams for Saturday’s 3 p.m. Cream and Crimson Scrimmage using a draft model. Shane Wynn, Collin Rahrig, Forisee Hardin and Bobby Richardson were the captains for the Cream team. David Cooper, Tim Bennett, D’Angelo Roberts and Nick Stoner captained the Crimson Squad. When players were drafted, their backups were automatically awarded to the other team. Also, backups for the captains were automatically awarded to the other team. Some players will play for both squads. Rosters follow


WR Shane Wynn

C Collin Rahrig

LB Forisse Hardin
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Blackmon on Indiana All-Star team

By   |   Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 - 4:12 PM   |   No comments

James Blackmon Jr. was, not surprisingly, named to the Indiana Senior All-Star team after finishing third to Trey Lyles and Trevon Bluiett in the Indiana Mr. Basketball voting. A full release including dates of the all-star teams games with the Indiana junior all-stars and the Kentucky All-Stars follow.

2014 Indiana Boys All-Stars named
Lyles voted Mr. Basketball, joined by 12 others on squad
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             Contact: Pat McKee, 317-403-1665
April 10, 2014                                                   IBCA Director of Special Projects
    Thirteen players led by Mr. Basketball Trey Lyles of Indianapolis Tech have been selected for the 2014 Indiana Boys All-Stars.
    A 6-10 forward, Lyles collected 117 votes in the Mr. Basketball balloting to capture the top individual honor for the state’s boys basketball players. Trevon Bluiett of Park Tudor received 108 votes to finish as runner-up for Mr. Basketball. James Blackmon Jr. of Marion was third with 95 votes. Bryant McIntosh of Greensburg and Tyler Wideman of Lake Central tied for fourth with seven votes apiece.
    Lyles recently was chosen a McDonald’s All-American, to the Parade All-America Team and as the Gatorade Player of the Year for Indiana. The University of Kentucky recruit averaged 23.7 points, 12.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists as a senior while leading Tech to a 27-2 record and the Class 4A state championship.
    Lyles headlines a 13-member group of senior All-Stars who will play four games in June — two exhibitions against the Indiana Junior All-Stars as well as home-and-home contests against the Kentucky All-Stars.
    Others chosen to the 2014 Indiana Boys All-Stars are Bluiett, Blackmon, McIntosh, Wideman, Grant Evans of Wapahani, Tayler Persons of Kokomo, D.J. McCall of Fort Wayne Concordia, P.J. Thompson of Brebeuf Jesuit, Jeremie Tyler of Indianapolis Tech, Zach McRoberts of Carmel, Mack Mercer of Plymouth and Sean Sellers of Greensburg.
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Baseball America projects Indiana to host regional

By   |   Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 - 3:38 PM   |   1 comment

Aaron Fitt, national college baseball writer at Baseball America, put together an NCAA Tournament bracket projection and has Indiana hosting a regional but not as one of the top eight seeds. Based on Fitt’s projection, the Hoosiers would be paired with the Vanderbilt bracket in the Super Regional.

The Hoosiers are 19-10 and came into the week ranked No. 23 in the Baseball America Top 25. They have won seven straight games.


Live Chat Transcript

By   |   Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 - 1:44 PM   |   1 comment

Been lazy on this lately. But it’s back. Old Sports Dude was getting ticked.

QUESTION: Moderator: Good afternoon everyone. Thanks for joining us. We have several questions right off the bat so are we ready to get started?

JEREMY: Ready or not, here we come.

DUSTIN: That we are. Let’s get to it.

ANDY: Right off the bat? Yes, it’s baseball season!
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McShay predicts Latimer to go No. 23 to the Chiefs

By   |   Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 - 1:33 PM   |   13 comments

ESPN’s Todd McShay released a two-round mock draft and has Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer going No. 23 in the first round to the Kansas City Chiefs. It’s Insider, so it’s subscription only, but McShay raves about him as the “surprise of the first round.”

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