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Remember Kyrie Irving? Many of you spent the summer following his every move, hoping and wishing he would become the star that would lead top prospects back to Indiana.
That didn’t happen. He’s headed to Duke now. And now his high school may be in some trouble.
Videotapes show that Kevin Boyle, the coach of St. Patrick’s (Elizabeth, N.J.) was in the gym for six open gym sessions prior to the season starting. That’s a no-no, according to New Jersey’ state association rules. The punishment could be the suspension of Boyle and the removal of St. Patrick’s, the No. 5 team in the country, from this year’s state tournament, the Newark Star-Ledger is reporting.
Michael Gilchrist, the No. 1 junior in the country (who was listing Indiana but seems to have lost interest at the same time Irving did), is also on the team. And it appears that Chris Washburn may have tipped off investigators. He had two sons transfer to the school over the summer but never played in a game and are back in Texas.
Matt Mayberry and Jammie Kirlew lead the charge to tackle Iowa’s Brandon Wegher last season. Mayberry and Kirlew are two members of a group of Hoosiers preparing for April’s NFL Draft. Chris Howell | Herald-Times
Don Fischer opened Tom Crean’s radio show on Monday by lobbing the Indiana coach something of a softball. Indiana’s play-by-play man (and after the arrest of Todd Leary, it’s one man booth) pointed out that the Hoosiers did some things well in Sunday’s loss to Northwestern. They kept the turnovers down, rebounded well and knocked down free throws.
But Crean realized he wasn’t in position to look on the bright side.
“When you’re losing and when you lose games that you don’t compete in from the very beginning,” he said, “and you compete as the game goes on, but you don’t come with that spirit, then it’s really hard to sit here and talk about individual performances and things like that.” (more…)
It appears as though first-year Indiana coach Todd Yeagley signed most of the players who had committed to former coach Mike Freitag and his staff.
Josh Gatt, a highly touted midfielder from Michigan, decided to sign a pro contract with SCR Altach. That decision probably has as much to do with the whole getting paid to play while living in Europe part of it as it does the coaching transition.
But Indiana still has a couple of guys who were high on TopDrawerSoccer.com’s rankings: Harrison Petts (No. 5), Nikita Kotlov (15), Blake Wise (30), Jacob Bushue (69).
I’ll do some more reporting on this in the coming days. For now, here’s IU’s release. (more…)
Tom Crean said Monday on the Big Ten teleconference that Matt Roth has not yet rejoined the team for practice and that he did not expect him to be back this week. Roth will be evaluated later today, however, and Crean said he would have more information then. He said a determination has not yet been made as to whether or not Roth would redshirt or when a deadline would be set, but that with every game he misses, Roth comes a step closer to sitting out the season.
Indiana’s Jordan Hulls fouls Northwestern’s Michael “Juice” Thompson during the Hoosiers’ loss on Sunday. Chris Howell | Herald-Times
The words did not roll off of Jim Nantz’s tongue.
Tracy Porter … from Indiana University?
Yes, that was Porter, a Louisiana native who went to school at Indiana and came home to play for the New Orleans Saints, ending the Super Bowl hopes and dreams of many a Hoosier with his game-clinching 74-yard interception return for a touchdown Sunday in Super Bowl XLIV.
“Tracy Porter played that perfectly,” CBS announcer Phil Simms said.
Porter and kick returner Courtney Roby were the 11th and 12th Hoosiers to play in the Super Bowl, and the sixth and seventh to win the Lombardi Trophy.
Porter stepped in front of Reggie Wayne on a short pass route and caught the Peyton Manning-thrown pass. There was not a Colt standing between him and the endzone, allowing Porter adequate time to motion into the crowd and do a little high step as he crossed the goal line.
Manning had thrown in Wayne’s direction for 12 and five-yard gains earlier in the drive.
The interception came with New Orleans leading Indianapolis, 24-17. Indianapolis got the ball back but could not score in the red zone.
The cornerback, a second-round pick out of Indiana in 2008, took on the task of defending Wayne, the Colts No. 1 receiver, all night long.
Wayne had one reception, a five-yard gain, during the first half. He finished with five catches for 46 yards, the longest reception going for 14 yards.
Porter had four unassisted tackles during the game.
Roby, a journeyman on his fourth NFL team, returned four kickoffs for 102 yards.
He returned the opening kickoff, with the lights flashing all around him and the world watching, for 20 yards.
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