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North’s D’Angelo Roberts runs against Center Grove last season. The back committed to IU on Tuesday. Jeremy Hogan | Herald-Times


Roberts said he is ready to be a Hoosier

Indiana has made Bloomington North running back D’Angelo Roberts a priority since it began recruiting the class of 2011.

That paid off today, when Roberts verbally committed to Indiana.

Roberts, who is 323 yards behind the Monroe County career rushing record entering his senior year, said he was talking to Indiana running backs coach/associate head coach Dennis Springer and “just felt like today was the day to become a Hoosier.”

“I’ve been here (in Bloomington) for a while,” Roberts said. “I see it as a good, up-and-coming program. And I have a real good relationship with coach (Dennis) Springer. That’s all I need right there.”

Roberts ran for 2,604 yards and 32 touchdowns as a junior, along with 12 catches (and three more scores). He was a workhorse of a back, with 388 carries in 12 games, during what is the state’s 17th-best single-season total.

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D’Angelo Roberts commits to Indiana

Bloomington North star D’Angelo Roberts has committed to Indiana, a source said Tuesday.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound tailback reportedly picked Indiana over offers from Cincinnati, Ball State, Bowling Green and Western Kentucky. He also had interest from Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, Tennessee, Louisville and Vanderbilt and took a visit to Florida. Roberts, a three-star recruit according to, rushed for over 2,600 yards and 32 touchdowns as a junior.

Hugh Kellenberger is on the case and will have more on this story soon.

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Tom Crean offered a 2012 forward from Michigan who seems to fit in IU’s system. Chris Howell | Herald-Times


IU women lose player to injury

Before the 2010-11 school year could even start, the IU women’s basketball has lost a player to injury. Sophomore Jasmine Davis, a 6-foot-2 forward who appeared in three games for IU last year, will not return to the team this fall the school announced in a news release. Here’s the entire release:

Indiana sophomore Jasmine Davis has been granted a medical noncounter petition from the NCAA and will not be returning to the women’s basketball program for the 2010-11 season.

Davis, who is leaving the team due to a continued injury, will receive financial assistance for the upcoming school year. She appeared in three games for the IU women’s basketball team and averaged 2.0 minutes per contest as a freshman.

Basically, it appears that she has been unable to recover from the surgery she had on her hip last summer, and her playing career is all but over.

Let’s talk about recruiting

We’ll join with Inside the Hall at 7:30 p.m. today to talk about the first week of recruiting. Hope you can join us.

Costello’s Coach: “He could work on being more selfish”

Bay City Western High School coach Chris Watz’s description of Matt Costello makes the 6-foot-9 junior sound like Tom Crean’s prototype for a power forward.

Costello, who was recently offered a scholarship by the Hoosiers, is adding bulk to his 210-pound frame to become more of a post presence, but he also has a strong step-out game. According to Watz, Costello averaged just under 17 points per game for Bay City, around 12 rebounds and close to four assists.

“Matt can run the three for me,” Watz said. “He runs the floor fantastic. He can stop and hit threes. In certain matchups, we can throw him in the post. He can play pretty fluently at the 3-4-or 5 for me. It depends on the matchups we have and what we want to do with it.”

At the next level, though, Watz sees Costello as  a face-up power forward. (more…)

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