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Rahrig named to Rimington Trophy watch list

By   |   Tuesday, Jul. 8, 2014 - 12:48 PM   |   Comments Off

Indiana center Collin Rahrig has been named to the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, awarded annually to the nation’s best center. Here’s the official release:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana fifth-year senior center Collin Rahrig earned a spot on the Rimington Trophy’s Fall Watch List, the Rimington Trophy Committee announced Tuesday. The award is presented annually to the nation’s most outstanding center.

A 2013 honorable mention All-Big Ten selection, Rahrig started 10 games and collected IU offensive player of the week honors twice. The Hoosiers set single-season school records with 6,102 total yards, 508.5 total yards per game, 461 points, 38.4 points per game, 36 passing touchdowns, 62 total TDs and 300 first downs.

Indiana averaged over 300 passing yards and 200 rushing yards in the same year for the first time in program history. The offensive line did not allow a sack in six games and surrendered one sack every 26.1 pass attempts, which ranked third in the Big Ten. IU was one of just six teams in nation to rank in the top 30 in total, passing, scoring and rushing offense.

After being named Indiana’s 2011 Outstanding Walk-On Player of the Year, Rahrig earned a scholarship prior to the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

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IU adds Illinois State transfer Zeisloft

By   |   Monday, Jul. 7, 2014 - 12:18 PM   |   91 comments

Illinois State guard Nick Zeisloft is transferring to Indiana after averaging 6.9 points per game last season. He already has a degree in finance and is eligible immediately. He has two years of eligibility remaining. The release from IU follows.

Zeisloft Will Bring Leadership, Experience, Shooting to IU Program

Bloomington, Indiana—Indiana University men’s basketball coach Tom Crean has announced the addition of graduate student Nick Zeisloft, a 6-4 guard who earned a degree in Finance from Illinois State, to the Hoosiers roster.  He will have two years of eligibility.

“The addition of Nick allows us to spread and space the floor even more and play with more pace,”  said Crean.  “More importantly, we are adding a young man that has been raised well and has been well coached throughout his career.  He brings a physical and mental toughness that has allowed him to play at a strong level and brings leadership and maturity to our program.”
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Wynn named to Hornung Award Watch List

By   |   Monday, Jul. 7, 2014 - 12:01 PM   |   8 comments

Indiana wide receiver Shane Wynn was named to the Hornung Award watch list. The award honors the nation’s most versatile player. The release follows.

WYNN NAMED TO PAUL HORNUNG AWARD WATCH LIST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana senior wide receiver Shane Wynn, the first player in Indiana history with receiving (17), punt return (one), kick return (one) and rushing (one) scores in his career, was named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List, the Louisville Sports Commission announced Monday. The Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse is presented annually to the most versatile player in college football.
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IU’s Kinnaird wins 800 at USATF Junior Championships

By   |   Monday, Jul. 7, 2014 - 1:11 AM   |   Comments Off

Indiana freshman Tre’Tez Kinnaird won the 800 meters at the USATF Junior National Championships Sunday in Eugene, Ore., finishing in 1:48.01 and qualifying for the IAAF World Junior Championships, also in Eugene, Ore., July 22-27. The release from IU follows.

Kinnaird Claims USA Junior Championship Title   

Freshman Tre’tez Kinnaird wins 800m, qualifies for World Junior Championships

EUGENE, Ore. – Freshman Tre’tez Kinnaird led wire to wire and won the 800m title at the USATF Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Sunday at Hayward Field.

Kinnaird, who crossed the finish line in 1:48.01, earned a spot on Team USA for the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, July 22-27 in Eugene, Ore.

Freshman Eric Claxton finished in fifth-place in the 1500m run in 3:52.94. Andrew Miller finished in sixth-place in the hammer throw with a career-best mark of 62.61m (205-5), the third best mark in IU school history. Freshman Chanli Mundy finished eighth in the 5,000m run in 18:13.76.

Competing at the Canadian Junior Championships, freshman Danielle Quinn won the title in the triple jump with a mark of 12.25m. Quinn will have another meet later this month to attempt to achieve the qualifying standard of 12.90m for the World Junior Championships.

 

 

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IU adds former Notre Dame linebacker Nile Sykes

By   |   Friday, Jul. 4, 2014 - 9:58 AM   |   29 comments

Indiana announced two additions to its 2014 class on Friday morning, including former Notre Dame signee Nile Sykes.

Rivals ranked Sykes, an incoming freshman, as the No. 20 inside linebacker in the 2014 class. He will be eligible this fall. IU also officially announced the arrival of quarterback Danny Cameron, son of former Hoosier coach Cam Cameron.

The full release from IU is below:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Head coach Kevin Wilson announced on Friday two additions to the Indiana football program. Linebacker Nile Sykes (Lombard, Ill./Montini Catholic) and quarterback Danny Cameron (Baton Rouge, La./Baton Rouge Catholic) have signed with IU. Both true freshmen are eligible to play this fall.

Sykes originally signed with Norte Dame on 2014 National Signing Day. Notre Dame agreed to release Sykes from his National Letter of Intent.

A 2013 first team all-state selection, Sykes earned a spot on the U.S. Under-19 National Team. He collected 80 tackles, 12 sacks and 22 tackles for a loss as a senior. Sykes was ranked as the No. 20 inside linebacker nationally and the No. 18 prospect in the state of Illinois by Rivals.com.

“After Coach Kelly and Notre Dame released Nile from his NLI, he reached out to us,” Wilson said. “We recruited Nile hard and he was a guy we really wanted. We are happy to have him and welcome him into our program.”

Cameron is the son of former Indiana head coach (1997-2001) and current LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. A 6-2, 200-pounder, Cameron led Baton Rouge Catholic to the 2013 district title.

“Danny and Coach Cameron visited with us a couple weeks ago and we all feel confident that this is a strong fit,” Wilson said. “Danny adds depth to our quarterback position and we are excited to welcome him back to Bloomington.”



Illinois athlete commits to Indiana

By   |   Thursday, Jul. 3, 2014 - 4:58 PM   |   11 comments

Titus Booker, a 5-foot-11, 172-pound running back/cornerback from Grayslake Community North High School in Illinois, announced his commitment to Indiana on his Twitter account on Thursday. He also had offers from Buffalo, Central Michigan, Miami (Ohio), Toledo and Western Michigan. More to come.

UPDATE:

Titus Booker isn’t sure what position he wants to play in college yet. Indiana apparently isn’t sure where it wants to put him, and his high school coach isn’t sure where the Hoosiers should put him.

But that, of course, is the beauty of next-level speed. They have options, and coaches on both sides of the ball are going to battle to get Booker in their position rooms.

The 6-foot, 180-pound Booker, listed as an “athlete” by the recruiting sites, verbally committed to Indiana on Thursday. The rising senior at Grayslake North High School in Illinois picked the Hoosiers over offers from Wisconsin, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Miami (Ohio), Toledo and Western Michigan. He becomes the Hoosiers 10th commitment for the Class of 2015. 
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