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Don’t miss out on the opportunity to discuss sports with Dustin. Just don’t. Seriously. It’ll be fun.

IU soccer adds Wake Forest transfer

Well, Todd Yeagley continues grabbing top talent out of the Indianapolis area. This time, it’s in the form of a Wake Forest transfer.

Who says IU can’t pluck the best kids out of Indy anymore?

From IU:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University men’s soccer head coach Todd Yeagley announced today that forward/midfielder Chris Estridge (Indianapolis, Ind.) will join the Hoosier program this fall.

Estridge will enter IU as a junior after spending his first two seasons at Wake Forest University. The 2008 Brownsburg High School graduate played in 19 games for the Demon Deacons last fall, scoring a pair of goals against South Carolina and Duke. He also saw time in each of Wake Forest’s NCAA Tournament matches. As a freshman in 2008 he appeared in seven matches.


Indiana DT Milton Owens transfers to Illinois State

Junior defensive tackle Milton Owens has transferred to Illinois State according to the school’s website.

The 6-foot-2, 318-pounder from Gary didn’t see any game action last season and played in just two games as a freshman. Owens said he made the move because of the lack of playing time, but also because he was a walk-on at Indiana and was hoping to secure a full scholarship somewhere else. He has a full ride at Illinois State.

“I just went into the bookstore, grabbed my books and walked out,” Owens said. “I’ve never done that before. I used to go in and say, ‘OK, I’m going to spend $250 on books.’ Now I can use that for grocery money.”

Owens said he first broached the topic with Indiana coach Bill Lynch after the Hoosiers’ final game of the season against Purdue.

“He wasn’t overjoyed about it,” Owens said. “I think he wanted me to stay, but he understood my financial situation.”

Hoosier Morning

I find that pulling this off in the morning works better if you start before you go to bed at night. Regardless …


Newly minted Herald-Times intern Robbie Levin and I examine what Nebraska will bring to the Big Ten in each of its programs. (more…)

Hoosier Afternoon

Hoosier Afternoon

Hugh is on vacation this week, so I suppose I’m taking over. I also suppose this means I have to start working on this earlier. Hopefully, that happens.


Indiana freshmen Victor Oladipo and Will Sheehey arrive in Bloomington for summer session this week, I wrote.

Indiana baseball coach Tracy Smith will coach high school players in a baseball camp in the Dominican Republic, I wrote.


USA Today’s college basketball and football bloggers linked to Tom Crean’s YouTube dismissal of any interest in the Michigan State job, should it open.


A camper at Tom Izzo’s basketball camp asked him if he was going to take the Cleveland Cavaliers’ job, according to the Detroit Free Press. Izzo decided not to answer that one.

Izzo told the Free Press Sunday afternoon that he’s still gathering information.

Michigan State fans are posting “We Love Izzo” signs all over the place, the Free Press reports.

A source tells the Cleveland Plain Dealer that LeBron James is 100 percent behind Cleveland hiring Izzo.


Not sure if this is a pay-only story or not, but Chip Brown of is reporting that the remaining schools in the Big 12 are trying to save the league.

Pete Thamel of the New York Times reports the same.

ESPN’s Adam Rittenburg cobbled together the statements of several Big Ten luminaries on the addition of Nebraska to the conference.

The Big Ten is trying to figure out how to divide the 12-team league,’s Dave Birkett reports.

Indianapolis Star columnist Bob Kravitz discusses expansion’s effect on the student athlete with Indiana athletic director Fred Glass.


The Cedar Rapids Gazette obtained a copy of the Iowa-Iowa State football contract, explaining what would have to happen for either team to opt out because of expansion.

Ohio State is stacking up on defensive linemen for the 2011 class, says Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch.

Brett Bielema has contacted the Big Ten office about making Nebraska Wisconsin’s end of the year rivalry game, reports.

Penn State held a women-only football camp, the Associated Press reports.


Michael Rothstein discusses the change that has come to Michigan on

Wisconsin landed commitments from Traevon Jackson and Frank Kaminski over the weekend, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.


I know Hugh has been bombarding everyone with Gaslight Anthem recently. However, with the new album officially hitting the stores tomorrow, I feel the need to do the same because I’m more than a little obsessed with them. It’s starting to get concerning, really. Here is lead singer Brian Fallon at an acoustic show playing a song that, for reasons I can’t fathom, didn’t make the album.

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