Indiana football coach Bill Lynch held his post-camp, pre-season opener press conference Friday afternoon, though the most interesting news items came from the release of the depth chart and the injury report.
Some interesting tidbits follow. Look for more in tomorrow’s H-T.
Indiana has added another safety to it the incoming class of 2010.
Shaquille Jefferson, from Lexington, Ohio, committed today. He was recruited by Bobby Johnson.
The 6-foot, 180-pound defensive back is not rated by Scout.com or Rivals.com.
He’s the third safety in the class. Indiana will lose three starters in the secondary after this season (Nick Polk, Austin Thomas and Ray Fisher). Most of his interest appeared to be coming from MAC schools.
We’ll have more on this to come.
From Indiana’s alumni association:
Football season means tailgate season — and where better to tailgate before all Indiana University home football games than at the ultimate IU tailgate destination, Hoosier Village?
Located adjacent to the DeVault Alumni Center at 1000 E. 17th St., across from Assembly Hall and Memorial Stadium on the IU Bloomington campus, Hoosier Village has expanded and improved for the 2009 football season. Hoosier Village can provide fans with a tailgate party, or enhance their tailgate favorites. Starting two to five hours before each home football game, Hoosier Village will feature live music, food and beverage vendors, game-day apparel, merchandise, special promotions, giveaways, a kids zone and much more.
Tailgaters will be able to park inside Hoosier Village to take full advantage of all that Hoosier Village has to offer. Vehicles can enter Hoosier Village from the north on 17th Street and from the south on 14th Street. Parking at Hoosier Village will cost $15, the same cost as other lots adjacent to Memorial Stadium. IU season-ticket parking passes will also be accepted. (more…)
That was not the case a day ago.
Indiana coach Tom Crean told Dustin Dopirak and Chris Korman Wednesday that he expects to hear something from the NCAA on the eligibility of both Creek and Bawa Muniru by the end of this week or early next week.
“There’s some technicalities with it. We’re looking forward to them being cleared very soon. We don’t have any reason to believe that they won’t be. it’s just a matter of it getting done. The paperwork that goes into it, it’s all there. Hopefully we won’t have to revise their schedule at all. Right now I can’t tell you exactly what we’ll do there. We’re going to wait and hope we hear something by the end of this week or the latest hopefully by the beginning of next week, I’ll be disappointed if we don’t hear something by then, that they’ll be cleared and ready to go.”
Muniru is not yet listed in the address book.
You can greet or grill new guy Dustin Dopirak during our chat today.
INDIANAPOLIS — Tom Crean was in Indianapolis tonight for the last installment of Indiana’s Tailgate Tour. Before a typically rousing speech, to the supporters in attendance, he spoke on an array of topics, which follow.
The eligibility of Maurice Creek and Bawa Maniru: “There’s some technicalities with it. We’re looking forward to them being cleared very soon. We don’t have any reason to believe that they won’t be. it’s just a matter of it getting done. The paperwork that goes into it, it’s all there. Hopefully we won’t have to revise their schedule at all. Right now I can’t tell you exactly what we’ll do there. We’re going to wait and hope we hear something by the end of this week or the latest hopefully by the beginning of next week, I’ll be disappointed if we don’t hear something by then, that they’ll be cleared and ready to go.”
On Bobby Knight’s induction to the Indiana Hall of Fame: “I was all for it. It’s just a matter of looking out and saying ‘Let’s get it done.’ I think it will be fantastic to be able to walk into that building and have people walk into that building and know that their coach is honored with all of the other greats at Indiana, because certainly it’s one thing to have him in the Naismith Hall of Fame, but with everything he did at Indiana, the shelf’s not full yet. Let’s get the shelf full and get him in there.” (more…)
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