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Darius Willis runs the ball against Michigan. Chris Howell | Herald-Times

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Willis to miss remainder of the season

Indiana announced Thursday sophomore running back Darius Willis will miss the remainder of the season with a patellar tendon injury. Willis will undergo surgery on Wednesday and the team’s medical staff expects a full recovery, the university said in a release.

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Keith Smart got his chance to be an NBA head coach last month with the Golden State Warriors. Associated Press photo

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Final exhibition will be against Ferris State

Indiana’s second exhibition will be against Division II Ferris State, Tom Crean said Wednesday.

The game, scheduled for Nov. 8, will tip-off at 7 p.m. and be live-streamed at BigTenNetwork.com.

Forward Justin Keenan is the preseason national player of the year for at least one media outlet, and Crean said this should be a tough test for the Hoosiers.

That was the most newsy thing to come out of Wednesday’s availability, but there were other bits of info.

  • Christian Watford, Verdell Jones, Derek Elston, Jordan Hulls and Tom Pritchard have all improved defensively, Crean said. He’s not ready to say anyone is one of the best defenders, though Maurice Creek was about a month away from being the No. 1 defender. Then, of course, the knee injury happened.
  • Creek, by the way, is practicing fully with his teammates again. Crean did preach patience, though, as Creek continues to rehab and get back to where he was before.
  • A lot of talk about want-to with Guy-Marc Michel. Proof: Michel was still working out on a Cook Hall court as we finished up our time with Crean at 6 p.m. Practice had been over for more than an hour. Also saw Hulls working out.
  • Crean typicall takes vacation before practice begins. Said he gave that up to recruit.
  • No question Pritchard has improved, and Elston was making great strides. A concussion halted some of the latter’s progress, Crean said.
  • Eight names in the 3-point shootout: Hulls, Creek, Matt Roth, Will Sheehey, Watford, Elston, Victor Oladipo and Jones.
  • Four names in the dunk contest: Oladipo, Sheehey, Watford and Pritchard. There apparently was a groundswell of support for Pritchard’s inclusion.
  • There’s also a Wii contest, which involves players boxing students and something about shooting baskets. We are dubbing this the “Kokomo” of Hoosier Hysteria. If you do not understand that reference, well, read this.

IU baseball schedule released

From IU sports information:

HOOSIERS ANNOUNCE 2011 BASEBALL SCHEDULE

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana baseball team will play at least nine games
against teams that played in the 2010 NCAA Tournament, beginning with three
high-level tournaments in the season’s first three weeks, head coach Tracy
Smith announced today. The Hoosiers, who finished over .500 and made the Big
Ten Tournament for the third straight season in 2010, will open the 2011
slate with tournaments at Coastal Carolina, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and
Tennessee.
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