Kevin Bush to be featured on Big Ten Network For Veterans’ Day

From the Big Ten Network:

Big Ten Network to Feature Indiana’s Kevin Bush on Saturday
Pre-Game Show airs at 10:30 a.m. ET on Saturday morning

CHICAGO – In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Big Ten Network will profile Indiana redshirt sophomore Kevin Bush and chronicle his long, emotional journey from Fort Wayne to the University of Toledo to Iraq to Big Ten football during the Big Ten Football Saturday Pre-Game Show at 10:30 a.m. ET. (click here <> for a sneak preview)

As a football player at Homestead High School in Fort Wayne, Ind., Bush dreamed of earning a scholarship to play football for the Hoosiers. The offer never came, and Bush walked on at the University of Toledo. He left school after one semester and briefly took a job at a steel mill before spending four years in the Army, including tours of duty in Korea and Iraq with the 101st Airborne Infantry.


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Ben Chappell is brought down earlier this season against Michigan. Rich Janzaruk | Herald-Times


Going to the League (The D-version)

Two members of the infamous Kelvin Sampson All-Stars have seen their basketball careers take another step.

DeAndre Thomas and Armon Bassett were both selected in today’s NBDL Draft, both in the eighth round.

Thomas went to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, while Bassett was selected by the Maine Red Claws.

If the comments do not devolve into a series of jokes about Bassett living in Maine, I will be disappointed in all of you.

Side notes: Robert Vaden went in the first round, to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. And Luke Zeller, oldest brother of Cody, went in the second round to the Iowa Energy.

So, not everyone likes Tom Crean

Illinois Indiana basketball’s Michael Rothstein conducted a poll of 11 Big Ten basketball players at last week’s Media Day, and the results were mostly predictable. Tom Izzo is respected by just about everyone, no one likes to play at Iowa or Northwestern and JaJuan Johnson is the league’s best defenders.

One of the few runaway winners (such as it is: there are only 11 voters) was coach you would not want to play for.

That’d be Tom Crean, who got four votes. Comment: “They say he’s a little crazy.”

Izzo picked up two votes, Bo Ryan and Bill Carmody got 1.5 each, and Fran McCaffery and Ed DeChellis each got a single vote.

As far as other Indiana votes, Verdell Jones was on the most overrated and underrated list (which pretty much means he’s rated correctly); Assembly Hall was second (tied with Ohio State’s Value City Arena) for best arena to play in; and Jeremiah Rivers got a best defender vote.

Replogle finalist for ARA Sportsmanship Award

From IU Sports Info:


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Awards and Recognition Association (ARA) announced Indiana senior linebacker Tyler Replogle as one of 10 finalists for its sixth annual sportsmanship award, given to one outstanding NCAA Division I collegiate football player who best personifies the spirit of sportsmanship.

Replogle is the third consecutive Hoosier to be named a finalist, following Austin Starr in 2008 and Jammie Kirlew in 2009. The 2010 Sportsmanship Award recipient will be chosen from the 10 finalists and announced this November.

A member of the team’s Leadership Council and a co-captain along with Ben Chappell, Replogle is second on the team with 56 tackles and is seventh in the Big Ten averaging 8.0 tackles per game. He also has 28 solo stops, three tackles for loss, one interception, two quarterback hurries, one fumble recovery and one pass defended.

Previous winners are Kansas State University tight end, Jeron Mastrud (2009), Northwestern University receiver Eric Peterman (2008); Washington State quarterback Alex Brink (2007); Rutgers University fullback, Brian Leonard (2006) and University of Memphis running back, DeAngelo Williams (2005).


Indiana depth chart for Iowa

Indiana senior right tackle James Brewer is back on this week’s depth chart and cornerback Andre Kates is off of it. No suprises there.

The rest of the depth chart follows.

72 Andrew McDonald, 6-6, 306, Sr./Jr.
68 Colin Rodkey, 6-4, 275, So./Fr.
66 Aaron Price, 6-4, 305, So./Fr.
67 Pat McShane, 6-5, 301, So./Fr.
60 Will Matte, 6-2, 293, Jr./So.
62 Jordan Marquette, 6-3, 285, Sr./5th
70 Justin Pagán, 6-5, 308, Jr./Jr.
67 Pat McShane, 6-5, 301, So./Fr.
73 James Brewer, 6-8, 331, Sr./5th
65 Marc Damisch, 6-7, 317, Jr./So.

Chappell sporting walking boot

Ben Chappell seemed to dress to avoid the question. At Bill Lynch’s weekly press conference on Wednesday, he had on long gray sweatpants that matched the color of the new apparatus he was wearing on his foot. When he walked from the side of the room to the podium it was hard to tell he was wearing it.

But reporters off to the side of the podium could see the walking boot he was wearing on his left foot, so he had to explain it after all.

“I’m just trying to keep it immobilized for now,” Chappell said. “Keep moving on it, but I’ll be fine.”

Asked what exactly the injury was, whether it was the ankle or the foot, he said “A little bit of both.” (more…)

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