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Lynch: Doss back, Perez done for season

Bill Lynch opened his weekly press conference Monday with a bye week joke, talking about how long it seemed like it had been since his last press conference.

“I feel like I have to come in and introduce myself,” Lynch said.

But yet, the press conference had the feel of a conversation between acquaintances whose lives hadn’t changed much since their last meeting. The news was mostly what everyone expected it to be.

Just as Lynch had planned last week, junior wide receiver Tandon Doss will return to practice on Monday after sitting out the bye week and the season opener against Towson with a groin injury. (more…)


Doss back on depth chart; Beckum at MLB

Pretty ho-hum depth chart from Indiana in advance of this Saturday’s Western Kentucky game.

Tandon Doss is back on the two-deep at wide receiver, bumping Duwyce Wilson. And Jeff Thomas is No. 2 at MLB behind Leon Beckum.

Justin Pagan also remains on the second-team at RG, with Aaron Price (LG) and Marc Damisch (RG) getting the nod.

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A group of games so bad IU-Akron was the best of the bunch

The week five (Sept. 25) TV/kickoff announcement is out, and Akron at Indiana will be the Big Ten Network’s primetime (7 p.m.) game.

Good for fans, since it increases tailgating time. Bad for us, because we have a thing called deadline. But, alas, it is what it is and night games are always more enjoyable to watch for whatever reason.

But what is interesting is that a matchup that was a rout last season was considered the best primetime option this year. Look at the rest of the matchups, though, and you see why:

  • Bowling Green at Michigan, ESPN or ESPN2, noon ET
  • Ball State at Iowa, Big Ten Network, noon ET
  • Northern Colorado at Michigan State, Big Ten Network, noon ET
  • Toledo at Purdue, Big Ten Network, noon ET
  • Central Michigan at Northwestern, noon ET
  • Austin Peay at Wisconsin, noon ET
  • Eastern Michigan at Ohio State, ABC, 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Temple at Penn State, Big Ten Network, 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Akron at Indiana, Big Ten Network, 7 p.m. ET
  • Northern Illinois at Minnesota, Big Ten Network, 8:30 p.m. ET

Yikes. If the Big Ten does not go 10-0 on Sept. 25, Tim Brewster is so fired.


Buckner is Big Ten Icon No. 28

From the Big Ten Network:

CHICAGO – The Big Ten Network has named Indiana’s Quinn Buckner and Michigan’s Glen Rice as Big Ten Icons numbers 28 and 27, respectively. Big Ten Icons, presented by Discover, is the network’s most ambitious multi-platform initiative to date. The program is counting down the top 50 student-athletes in Big Ten history on www.BigTenIcons.com based solely on their collegiate playing careers.

Buckner starred at Indiana from 1972-76 and is remembered as the point guard on the Hoosiers’ 32-0 national championship team in 1976. However, he also stood out on the football field, where he led Lee Corso’s Hoosiers in interceptions as a freshman and sophomore. Entering his junior season, the native of Dolton, Ill., began to concentrate solely on basketball and it paid off. In Buckner’s final two seasons, Indiana lost only one game. Bucker joined teammate Scott May on the 1976 U.S. Olympic team that won the gold medal in Montreal. He remains one of only three players in basketball history to win championships at the high school, college, Olympic and professional level. Jerry Lucas and Magic Johnson are the others.  In an essay for www.BigTenIcons.com, formerChicago Tribune sports editor Dan McGrath wrote, “In basketball, he was listed as a point guard. In football, he was a defensive back. But the position that most accurately defined William Quinn Buckner was winner.” To read the full essay and to watch a video feature on Buckner, visit his Big Ten Icons locker at www.BigTenIcons.com.


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Knight Fired

Bob Knight consoles his wife 10 years ago. Yes, he is wearing elastic denim pants. Jeremy Hogan | Herald-Times

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Soccer Hoosiers fall in South Bend

SOUTH BEND — The Indiana men’s soccer team followed up its best performance of the young season last weekend with an uneven effort Friday night in a 1-0 loss to Cal Poly in the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament.

The Hoosiers put seven shots on goal but could not find the net. This following a five-goal outburst against No. 5 UCLA Sunday.

“We did not play our best game, nowhere near it,” first-year Indiana coach Todd Yeagley said. “But you learn from your mistakes and move on to the next game.”

Overall, the Hoosiers (1-2) outshot Cal Poly, 16-11, including a 7-5 advantage on shots on goal.

But the Mustangs needed only one to go in to win and got that at 82:48 when Chrtis Bernardi toolk a pass from David Zamora and beat goalkeeper Luis Soffner in the lower left part of the goal.


Goff sets visit for Oct. 2

Robert Goff, the 6-foot-9, 240-pound former Broad Ripple star, has set his official visit to Indiana for Oct. 2 according to his advisor and former AAU coach, Jason Knight.

“Obviously with them, he’s deciding to take an official visit, so he has strong interest,” Knight said. “Where it gets challenging, is you only get five and you want to make the most of those, so you want to make sure there’s interest, and he’s decided to do that.  So there’s strong interest there.”

Indiana coach Tom Crean and assistant Steve McClain went to see Kansas Thursday to see Goff, who is going into his sophomore year at Hutchinson Community College. Thursday was the first day of the NCAA’s open contact period.

Goff is taking a visit to Oklahoma this weekend and Ohio State on Sept. 24. He is also still considering Oklahoma State, Auburn, Iowa State, Wichita State, South Florida, Houston and Western Kentucky. Knight said he expects Goff to take all five of his allotted official visits before making a decision.



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