Sat., Nov. 22, 2014
Sat., Nov. 22, 2014
Sat., Nov. 22, 2014
Fri., Nov. 21, 2014
Thu., Nov. 20, 2014
Thu., Nov. 20, 2014
Wed., Nov. 19, 2014
From Indiana media relations:
KIRLEW NAMED TO TED HENDRICKS WATCH LIST
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana defensive end Jammie Kirlew is on the Watch List for the 2009 Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award, the Ted Hendricks Foundation announced Thursday. Kirlew, one of six finalists for the honor in 2008, is one of 30 preseason candidates.
Now in its eighth season, the Ted Hendricks Award is named in honor of college football’s first three-time first team All-American. As a defensive end at the University of Miami, Ted used his agility, height and reach to block passes and kicks, force interceptions and pressure quarterbacks and running backs. He roamed the front line, read plays and blitzed on impulse, completely transforming the way the defensive end position was played.
His professional career spanned 15 years and 215 consecutive games. It included four Super Bowl victories, eight Pro Bowl selections and inductions into the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame. It is in the spirit of Ted Hendricks’ aggressive style of play, winning attitude and determination that the Defensive End of the Year Award for college football’s premier defensive end is presented. (more…)
Click the pictures above to see larger versions and find out who’s who in these Chris Howell photos.
When Indiana heads to San Juan in November for the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, a familiar face will be awaiting them.
The Hoosiers will play Ole Miss, with former guard Nick Williams on the bench, in the first round of the eight-team tournament at 5 p.m. on Nov. 19 (ESPN2).
Williams, who left Indiana after the 2008-09 season, will not be eligible to play in the game as he sits out the NCAA-mandated transfer season.
“I know our players, coaches and fans look forward to competing on a national stage and are excited to get the opportunity to appear on national television,” said Indiana coach Tom Crean in a press release. “This is an outstanding field to compete against and should present a tremendous challenge.”
Indiana will play either Kansas State or Boston University in the second round, depending on the outcome of the first game.
Dayton, Georgia Tech, George Mason and Villanova are also participating in the tournament.
Nine of the 12 games will appear on either ESPNU or ESPN2. (more…)
For Kofi Hughes, the path to Tuesday’s commitment to the Indiana football program has been a long and winding road.
As a high school freshman, Hughes was a varsity basketball player at Lawrence North. Illinois and Michigan State were both already after the guard.
He was 14 years old, and hanging out with the seniors at the basketball powerhouse.
“I was trying to hang with the big guys and picked up some bad habits and made some bad choices,” Hughes said. “My parents definitely saw a difference and they didn’t like it. We made the decision to switch.”
The switch was to Cathedral, where Hughes was forced to sit out 365 days after the transfer was contested by Lawrence North.
He did not play football as a freshman for the Wildcats, because veteran coach Jack Keefer would not allow it (“Coach Keefer told us, ‘If you’re a basketball player, you play basketball. You don’t do other things.’”). But he picked the game back up as a junior, and found he was pretty good at it.
He led Cathedral to the 4A state championship and became a sought-after football prospect. (more…)
Lee Corso holds the Old Oaken Bucket after defeating Purdue. Herald-Times archive
Lee Corso, the charismatic former Indiana coach who found new life more than two decades ago as the voice of college football on ESPN, will be back on television this season as one of the hosts of College Gameday.
What makes that remarkable is that, on May 16, Corso suffered a stroke.
He’s had to undergo speech therapy and also relearn how to write, but told the Orlando Sentinel that he will be ready to go on Sept. 5 in Atlanta, when Alabama takes on Virginia Tech.
[6:55 p.m. UPDATE]
Spoke a little while ago with Etherington.
The big thing he said was that the idea that a scholarship may not always be there (a topic of conversation when he was first offered two months ago) did not play a role in the process.
“I know my family wanted me to stay close, so they could watch me play,” Etherington said during a phone conversation. “I know coach Crean is someone that has proven himself. Playing for him, I won’t have any doubts.
“I just knew I wanted to go to IU. I didn’t want to hold it in.”
Indiana basketball coach Tom Crean received his second commitment in the class of 2011 today from Hamilton Heights junior Austin Etherington, a 6-foot-6 wing who spent the summer playing for Indiana Elite Team Indiana 16-under.
Etherington is a late bloomer in the class, having missed all of his freshman season and all but 13 games of his sophomore season after microfracture surgery.
But what he showed during the end of his sophomore season, Indiana’s elite camp and with Team Indiana is that he is a very good outside shooter with pretty good athleticism.
Scout.com named him the No. 57 player in the class of 2011 prior to the month of July, and No. 12 among small forwards.
Etherington joins Bloomington South guard Matt Carlino in the class.
Combined with 2010 verbal commitment David Williams (Jacksonville, Fla.), Indiana coach Tom Crean has now exhausted the three scholarships he has coming available during the next two seasons (Tijan Jobe, Devan Dumes and Jeremiah Rivers). one scholarship left to give during the next two classes. Duly noted from the commenters, and corrected.
How many games will IU basketball win in 2014-15
Total Voters: 324
Harvard, I agree with your point and would love for a good journalist [...]
Holt looked great. When I get there next year I'm going to have some [...]
Brandon - then you weren't watching Holt. He should have given you a [...]
Aruss, while you make some good points, you also whiff on a couple. P [...]
I had hope after the SMU game. Now I'm not so sure. Good to see Devin [...]
#1 Sleepwalked through game. Defeats the purpose of scheduling these [...]
Since someone asked, I'll throw my hat in the ring with JBJ, RJ and Ma [...]