Chappell a semifinalist for Campbell Trophy

From IU Sports Info:


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana fifth-year senior quarterback Ben Chappell has been selected as one of 121 semifinalists for the 2010 William V. Campbell Trophy, the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today. The Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, is awarded based on academic, athletic ability and character aspects.

“This year’s Campbell Trophy semifinalists embody the National Football Foundation’s mission of building leaders through football,” said NFF Chairman Archie Manning whose sons Peyton (1997 Campbell Trophy winner) and Eli were named NFF National Scholar-Athletes in 1997 and 2003, respectively. “They are standouts in the classroom and on the field and have become leaders in their respective communities. Each school should take great pride in being represented by such well-rounded young men who will undoubtedly go on to do great things in life.” (more…)

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Turner, Dedmond named game captains

From IU Sports Info:


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana Head Football Coach Bill Lynch announced that fifth-year senior wide receiver Terrance Turner and junior tight end Max Dedmond will serve as game captains for Saturday’s contest against No. 19 Michigan. They will join season captains Tyler Replogle and Ben Chappell for the 3:30 p.m. kickoff against the Wolverines.

Chappell and Replogle were elected season captains by their teammates during the preseason, and the team’s Leadership Council will vote on two other game captains each week to join them. For Turner, it is his third selection as a game captain in four contests, while Dedmond is serving as a game captain for the first time. (more…)

Evansville at IU soccer

Indiana survives two last-minute tries by Evansville, securing the victory when Caleb Konstanski cleared away a long throw-in in the box with under 10 seconds left. HOOSIERS 1, ACES 0

9:05: Evansville getting a lot of chances off free kicks and corner kicks but haven’t gotten the ball on goal yet. HOOSIERS 1, ACES 0

25:41: A lot of back and forth here in the second half. Each time has had a good shot or two, but nothing on goal so far for the keepers to worry about. HOOSIERS 1, ACES 0

Will Bruin nearly had two more goals before the half ended, creating all kinds of trouble for the Evansville defense. The Purple Aces’ best chances have all come on headers by Tom Irvin, a 6-foot-3 target.

IU holds a 7-5 advantage in shots and a 4-3 edge in corner kicks. Daniel Kelly and Harrison Petts both credited with assists on the Bruin goal. HOOSIERS 1, ACES 0

15:02: Indiana draws first blood. Will Bruin found himself with space in the middle of the field and unleashed an absolutely scorching shot that never got more than a foot off the ground and hit the lower left corner of the net before the Evansville keeper could react. HOOSIERS 1, ACES 0

Yes, the absurdity level has been reached

Hey, did you hear the one about a group of people starting a Facebook group to recruit a basketball player? How about the one where one current player and a committed recruit became part of the campaign?

Yeah, that’s what is happening. There is a new Facebook group titled, “1,000 Hoosier Fans For Cody Zeller.”

Victor Oladipo and Austin Etherington are both admins for the group.

Will any of this convince Zeller to come to Bloomington? Probably not. Does it create a cheap and easy blog post on a Wednesday afternoon? Yep. And, by the way, look at us blogging more than once a day. Such a new innovation to this blogging world.

UPDATE, 4:35 p.m.

Hey, Dustin Dopirak here. An addendum on this one.

Just talked to Austin Etherington. The Hamilton Heights guard said that neither he nor Victor Oladipo had anything to do with starting the Facebook group.  He got an invite for it from the creator, but said he had nothing to do with starting it.

“Someone just invited me,” said Etherington, who said he’d already received a phone call about it. “Me and Vic had no idea who started it, and I don’t know what’s going on with it. We didn’t do anything.”

UPDATE: 7:22 p.m.

Another addendum. An IU spokesperson also said that Victor Oladipo had nothing to do with the creation of the Facebook page, and it has been taken down.

Basketball visit list growing

Beyond the list of 2012 recruits who discussed their visit plans on Twitter on Tuesday evening, there are more Indiana basketball targets planning unofficial visits to Bloomington this weekend for the IU-Michigan football game.

Basil Smotherman, a sophomore wing from Heritage Christian, confirmed that he plans to visit, and there are reports that Warren Central’s Devin Davis is also expecting to make a visit.

Smotherman said he also plans to be in Bloomington for Hoosier Hysteria on Oct. 15. He is weighing a scholarship offer from Indiana along with offers from Illinois, Xavier, Purdue and Notre Dame. He also has received significant interest from Michigan and Michigan State. He said he plans to visit those two schools next month.

However, unlike Trey Lyles and James Blackmon, Jr., the recent 2014 recruits to commit to IU, Smotherman said he’s not close to pulling the trigger.

“I’m young,” he said. “That’s what everybody tells me is just take your time, so I’m talking it over with my parents and taking my time.”

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