Live chat: Indiana at Bowling Green

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4 keys to the game against Bowling Green

By   |   Friday, Sep. 12, 2014 - 11:27 PM   |   No comments

1. Pressure Knapke: Bowling Green was picked to finish atop the East Division of the Mid-American Conference in large part thanks to the return of quarterback Matt Johnson, who threw for 3,467 yards and 25 touchdowns during the Falcons’ MAC title season a year ago. But Johnson is sidelined for the year with a hip injury, opening the door for Fort Wayne Native James Knapke under center. The redshirt sophomore is a former Luers standout, who was at one point on Indiana’s radar. Where Johnson was a true dual-threat quarterback, Knapke is more of a true pocket passer. BG coach Dino Babers admitted earlier this week that team is throwing Knapke into a crash course in order to learn the Falcons’ no-huddle offense on the fly. Indiana didn’t try to show many of its new blitz packages in the opener, but a good pass rush could disrupt the inexperienced Knapke and force a few much-needed turnovers in a road environment.
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Guyton writes open letter to Knight, asks him to return to IU

By   |   Friday, Sep. 12, 2014 - 10:34 PM   |   4 comments

You may have noticed that former IU basketball great A.J. Guyton will be inducted to the Indiana Athletics Hall of Fame on Nov. 7.

If Guyton has his way, it will truly be a night to remember.

Guyton posted an open letter to Bob Knight on his Facebook page Friday, asking the legendary coach to join him in Bloomington for the induction ceremony. In the letter, Guyton writes that he believes there will be a black cloud hanging over Indiana until Knight returns and reconciles with the university.

Knight has been back to Bloomington proper since his firing in 2000, but has not returned to campus.

I don’t know what happened during that time & I’m certainly not asking anyone to apologize for anything. I’m simply extending a public invitation for you to do ME a favor, attend the induction ceremony on November 7th, it would mean the world to me as a former player and supporter. For you to come see the young professional you’ve helped create. I believe it’s time, i believe the time is now. We think that forgiveness is weakness, but it’s absolutely not; it takes a very strong person to forgive. It’s a long shot, but if we share this letter enough, it might end up in the right hands. I’ll never speak of this again, I also believe in moving on.

You can read Guyton’s full letter after the jump.
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Hoosiers looking to snap six-game road skid

By   |   Friday, Sep. 12, 2014 - 4:40 PM   |   No comments

They dressed themselves in sweat suits and polo shirts awash with Indiana colors, black bags and backpacks slung over their shoulders and headphones nestled snug in their ears.

As they boarded buses outside Memorial Stadium early Friday afternoon, primed for the four-and-a-half hour drive to Bowling Green, these Hoosiers remembered what it was to be in a road game routine. Nate Sudfeld likes the feeling, the close camaraderie that the highways and foreign locker rooms bring to a team of 70 men together in the pursuit of one goal in a hostile environment.

“I enjoy the bus ride,” Sudfeld said. “It’s fun, you and your brothers taking on the whole stadium. It’s a lot of fun.”

But the road has been unkind to Indiana football over its last six games outside of Memorial Stadium. Not since a thorough win at Illinois in November 2012 have the Hoosiers claimed a victory away from Memorial Stadium. They can change that Saturday at noon at Doyt Perry Stadium.

For Indiana, it marks the beginning of a six-game stretch that will take the program through the non-conference schedule and straight to the heart of Big Ten play.

It’s also the first of six games away from Bloomington, and an opportunity to develop some early momentum at an important juncture in the Kevin Wilson era.
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Scoop Talk: We’re going on the road again

By   |   Friday, Sep. 12, 2014 - 3:18 PM   |   No comments



Live chat transcript

By   |   Friday, Sep. 12, 2014 - 12:33 PM   |   4 comments

QUESTION: MODERATOR: Good morning, and welcome to today’s IU sports chat. Thanks for being here. Remember you can always follow IU sports on The Hoosier Scoop blog and app.

How’s everyone doing today? Are we ready to get started?

JEREMY: Well, it finally feels like football weather outside, so let’s start popping the pads with this chat.

MIKE: Woke up to an overcast, chilly morning in Bloomington and my first move was to search for a hoodie. Feeling more comfortable now in the H-T offices, where I’m tying up a few loose ends before hitting the road for tomorrow’s Bowling Green game. Let’s chat.

ANDY: After the first teeth-chattering evening in quite a spell … time to chat.

QUESTION: Will IU ever put up an appropriate sign along the by-pass for Assembly Hall and Memorial Stadium? I found the traffic sign by the side of the road before the iSU game saying “Go IU beat ISU” a bit tacky to say the least. With such nice facilities why don’t they have some sort of nice electronic sign announcing next game, future games etc. instead of that old traffic sign by the side of the road…

Mike, Bloomington
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Hoosier Morning

By   |   Friday, Sep. 12, 2014 - 10:29 AM   |   No comments

1. HOOSIERS HQ
Bowling Green is still haunted by last year’s blowout loss to Indiana, Mike writes.

BG coach Dino Babers expects to see a heavy dose of Tevin Coleman now and see him in the NFL later, Mike writes.

The Indiana women’s soccer team opens Big Ten play when Ohio State visits Bloomington tonight, we reported.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Bowling Green has revenge on its mind after last year’s let down against IU, John Wagner of the Toledo Blade writes.

Indiana brings firepower and the first Big Ten foe since 2008 to Bowling Green on Saturday, Thomas Schmeltz of the Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune writes.

Less of the limelight and a still small role on offense haven’t kept IU wide receiver Isaac Griffith from being thankful, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

The IU men’s soccer team will look to keep the bagels coming when it hosts Penn State to start Big Ten play Saturday, Andrew Vailliencourt of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

Yogi Ferrell and James Blackmon Jr. are mentioned among the top 20 guards in college basketball, by Brian Hamilton of SI.com.

3. SCOOP ALUMNI ALERT
One year after the death of walk-on wide receiver Nick Pasquale, his friends and teammates at UCLA still remember, Ryan Kartje of the Orange County Register writes.

4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
Let’s go Green, as in Bowling, today. Here’s Creedence Clearwater Revival with “Green River” live.





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