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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.
Drew Hardin, a 6-foot-1, 194-pound safety from Louisville (Ky.) Ballard), verbally committed to Indiana today.
“They have one of the top business programs in the nation,” Hardin said. “I really liked the coaching staff. They were really young and really energetic. I can see myself playing there, because I have a lot of energy.”
Hardin, who ran a 4.5 40-yard dash at the Ohio State camp, did not have any other scholarship offers but had interest from Louisville and Cincinnati.
Louisville backed off, he said, when the coaching staff was informed he was ready to commit to Indiana, and a sprained ankle suffered at Louisville’s camp prevented him from participating at Cincinnati’s camp two days later.
“I decided to commit a couple of weeks ago,” Hardin said. “Me and my parents sat down and talked about it. I sat down with my coach to talk about it. I had to really make sure that’s what I wanted to do. And make sure that there were no other colleges that I was interested in.”
Hardin has been listed in several places as a cornerback, but said he is a safety.
“I will come up and hit you,” Hardin said.
The third-year Indiana coach makes $650,000 a year, which ties him for 82nd in the country.
Only one BCS-level coach, Washington State’s Paul Wulff, makes less.
Ohio State’s Jim Tressell is pulling in $3.5 million, sixth-nationally and best in the Big Ten. The list goes down from there, with Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald making $100,000 more than Lynch.
Kyrie Irving will cut his long list of suitors by the time the Boost Mobile Elite 24 at Harlem’s Rucker Park event rolls around on Aug. 22.
The event brings together 24 of the best high school basketball players in the country to play on one of the more famous courts in the country.
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