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Victor Oladipo, a 6-foot-4 guard in the class of 2010, has verbally committed to play for Indiana.
Oladipo visited the campus this weekend and decided to become the second player to pick Indiana from the senior class.
Oladipo is a three-star guard, according to Rivals.com, who had offers from Marquette, Notre Dame and Xavier.
Dustin Dopirak will have more soon, as he is currently on the phone is Oladipo.
Dustin and I just re-watched Indiana’s season-opening 19-13 win against Eastern Kentucky.
A few thoughts:
This YouTube video has surfaced from Victor Oladipo’s weekend visit, showing he and Creek dunking in a variety of creative ways on an outdoor court. Thanks to Inside the Hall.
It’s all over. A few final corner kicks come up empty and IU loses for the first time on the young season. DEACONS 2, HOOSIERS 1
18:00: A give away by Daniel Kelly in the defensive third allows Wake to go back in front with a cross and header. DEACONS 2, HOOSIERS 1
21:48: We’ve reached the second half TV time out. Indiana nearly had the lead. First, Andy Adlard went down running onto a cross in the box, but was yellow carded for diving. Then the Hoosiers had a 3-on-2 with Will Bruin laying the ball off to Darren Yeagle, who struck the crossbar with his screamer. IU must still be wary of the ever-dangerous Wake counter attack. Cameron Jordan back in at midfield. DEACONS 1, HOOSIERS 1
28:23: Indiana had been building some strong moments of attack, and it finally paid off as Lee Hagedorn slipped a pass to Eric Alexander coming in on the left side of the box and Alexander slotted the ball into the right side of the net for the equalizer. DEACONS 1, HOOSIERS 1
40:25: Darren Yeagle starting this half in place of Cameron Jordan. It seems like coach Mike Freitag is still searching to find the right combination of players to provide a spark early in the season. DEACONS 1, HOOSIERS 0
Indiana coach Mike Freitag was not pleased with the way his team gave the ball away in the offensive third Friday night, and he probably is not impressed so far today. IU just doesn’t seem able to put together those one or two more passes on offense. Both teams are playing five midfielders, so the middle of the pitch has been crowded. That’s why the Hoosiers have been looking to go over the top with some long balls, but really only connected twice, one leading to a corner. Wake leads in shots, 10-9, and in corners, 6-4. DEACONS 1, HOOSIERS 0
Indiana’s Thursday night season opener granted me one lazy Saturday to spend glued to my couch, so I spent it checking out Indiana’s next three opponents. That doesn’t exactly show much dedication on my part considering two of them were playing each other and the third was playing my alma mater, but regardless, I have thoughts.
Western Michigan, the Hoosiers’ opponent this week, was considered by many to be a threat to upset what was expected to be a distracted Michigan team. Didn’t happen. The Wolverines, who host the Hoosiers on Sept. 26, looked a lot better than the 3-9 outfit from 2008, with Tate Forcier, Dennard Robinson and Nick Sheridan providing better quarterback play than Michigan ever got out of Steven Threet. Tim Hiller may well turn out to be the most decorated quarterback in Western Michigan history, but he didn’t look the part Saturday afternoon. He finished with 259 yards, including a 73-yard bomb to Juan Nunez in the fourth quarter, but he threw two picks and was sacked twice. The Broncos were manhandled on the line and managed just 38 yards on the ground.
Akron, which Indiana visits on Sept. 18, was beaten nearly as badly by Penn State, though the Nittany Lions looked ragged at times in a 31-7 victory. The biggest concern for the Hoosiers, though, is that the Zips kept Penn State killing them with the run. The Nittany Lions final numbers looked good — 30 carries for 136 yards — but they were never dominant. Considering the trouble Indiana had running against Eastern Kentucky, Akron could have the edge there.
Indiana’s close-shave victory over Eastern Kentucky Thursday night carried at least one silver lining for coach Bill Lynch. It meant he didn’t have to make a decision on whether to burn the redshirts of several true freshman.
Defensive tackle Adam Repogle was the only true freshman who played, recording three tackles at defensive tackle. Wide receiver Duwyce Wilson, who Lynch said was likely to play. Most importantly, quarterback Edward Wright-Baker, who was listed as the backup to Ben Chappell on the depth chart, did not play. Lynch had him listed as the backup quarterback, and had planned on playing him if the Hoosiers had a comfortable enough lead so he could be ready if something happened to Chappell. Because he didn’t, the redshirt is still an option.
“Last night, he was going to run in the game, yes,” Lynch said of Wright-Baker. “That’s kind of where we are, but until he plays, that decision can always change. Once you play him, you can’t turn back. … It has nothing to do with the confidence that he can play and play really well. The question is, how much do you play a guy to make it worthwhile. The last thing you ever want to do is play a freshman and look back at it and he played 31 snaps.”
FINAL: DOUBLE OVERTIME
A lot of tired players but no scoring as this one ends. HOOSIERS 0, RED STORM 0
END OF FIRST OVERTIME
One shot apiece for each team. St. John’s actually had a few scary moments there, but did not convert. An IU corner went begging as time ran out. HOOSIERS 0, RED STORM 0
END OF REGULATION
The Indiana defense has really had a stranglehold on this game, but the Hoosier offense has not created much other than a few chancy blasts in the second half. IU has a 14-6 advantage in shots. HOOSIERS 0, RED STORM 0
12:18: Second verse same as the first, only scoring chances a little bit worse. HOOSIERS 0, RED STORM 0
10 minutes into the second stanza now and neither team has had a real dangerous shot on goal. Indiana continues to carry the better possession. HOOSIERS 0, RED STORM 0
Several golden opportunities for IU, but the Hoosiers can’t get one in the net. Daniel Kelly had a header off a corner blocked off the far post, and Tommy Meyer’s had a crack at one in front of the goal off a corner scrum that was blocked away. Indiana has outshot St. John’s, 7-3. HOOSIERS 0, RED STORM 0
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