Sutton struggling with his decision

By   |   Monday, May. 19, 2008 - 4:18 PM   |   39 comments

Maurice Sutton is still waiting for the answer.

And he’s prepared to wait for as long as it takes.

“I move on His terms, to be honest with you,” he told me moments ago. “God hasn’t opened up and led me yet.”

Sutton, a 6-10 center from Maryland, has been praying about the choice he must make. He has narrowed where he’ll play basketball next season to Indiana, Seton Hall and Villanova.

But as the deadline he set — May 21, the end of the spring signing period — approaches, he has no answer. And he will not rush (nor does he have to since he could receive a scholarship even after that date.)

“I’m just going to wait on the answer,” he said. “I’ve put my faith in Him in all things with my life, and that’s what I’m going to continue to do.”

Sutton, who visited Villanova last week and was in Bloomington for the May Classic, has spoken with his parents — his mother is a minister — and coaches about which school fits him best. But ultimately, he said, prayer will lead him to his decision.



Hoosier Baseball Sweeps Into Postseason

By   |   Saturday, May. 17, 2008 - 6:19 PM   |   6 comments

Indiana’s baseball team capped a four-game sweep of Michigan State on Saturday with a 14-5 victory, guaranteeing the Hoosiers (28-28, 15-17) a spot in the Big Ten Tournament field, which only includes the top six finishers in the conference.

The team has not played in the conference tournament since 2003 and has not swept a league opponent since 1999.

Josh Phegley put an exclamation point on his already gaudy regular season production with four hits, four runs scored, three RBIs, a double, and a home run. Jerrud Sabourin and Evan Crawford both knocked in three as well, and leadoff man Andrew Means scored three times.

After getting spotted a 5-0 lead in the top of the first, junior pitcher Tyler Tufts proceeded to pitch a gem, going eight innings and giving up just one run.

Phegley finished the season as the Big Ten’s leader in batting average (.436) and RBIs (71). His 45 RBIs in conference play also broke a 12-year old league record.

Sixth-seed Indiana will play No. 3 Penn State at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The event will be held at Michigan’s Ray Fisher Stadium in Ann Arbor for the third straight season. Here’s the schedule.



Bud Mackey speaks

By   |   Saturday, May. 17, 2008 - 3:32 PM   |   6 comments

Chris Howell | Herald-TimesFormer Indiana recruit Bud Mackey, who is now incarcerated as he awaits trial on drug trafficking charges, spoke to the Lexington Herald-Leader recently.

It’s worth a read. Mackey’s story is an important chapter in the sociology book that has been written by happenings in Indiana’s basketball program the past few years.

And given the recent news about O.J. Mayo, it’s hard not to wonder what would have happened if an agent had given Mackey $30,000. He probably wouldn’t be where he is today.



Bengals sign Bugg to two-year contract

By   |   Thursday, May. 15, 2008 - 12:19 PM   |   3 comments

After being invited to rookie camp last weekend, former Hoosier long snapper Tim Bugg signed a contract with the Cincinnati Bengals Wednesday.

Here’s today release from IU about the signing:

Indiana long snapper Tim Bugg has signed a two-year rookie free agent deal with the Cincinnati Bengals. Bugg is the fourth Hoosier to catch on with an NFL team in 2008.

Cornerback Tracy Porter and wide receiver James Hardy were each selected in the second round of the NFL Draft. The New Orleans Saints took Porter with the 40th pick, while the Buffalo Bills picked Hardy in the 41st slot. Cornerback Leslie Majors singed a three-year rookie free agent deal with the Chicago Bears last month.

Bugg, a three-year starter for the Hoosiers, was a pivotal part of the Indiana special teams unit in 2007. Serving as the team's long snapper on punts, field goals and extra points, IU converted all 49 extra points and 21-of-23 field goals in 2007. He played in 31 games during his Hoosier career.



New IU Women’s Basketball Assistant

By   |   Wednesday, May. 14, 2008 - 4:42 PM   |   7 comments

Here is a release from the university detailing the hire of Katie Abrahamson-Henderson as a new assistant on head coach Felisha Legette-Jack’s staff. Former assistant Cherie Hogg is required to return to her native Australia after four years under Legette-Jack, two at Hofstra and two at Indiana.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Abrahamson-Henderson Joins IU Women’s Basketball Staff

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana head women’s basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack has
announced the addition of Katie Abrahamson-Henderson as the associate head coach on the
Hoosier staff on Wednesday, May 14. Abrahamson-Henderson’s start date at IU is June 1. She
joins the women’s basketball staff after spending last season as an assistant coach at the
University of Washington.
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Hardy accused of pulling gun

By   |   Tuesday, May. 13, 2008 - 11:10 AM   |   31 comments

Just as his NFL career is beginning, former Hoosier receiver James Hardy has been accused of fighting his father and pulling a gun Sunday in Fort Wayne.

According to a police report, a 73-year-old woman said that Hardy, 22, was beating up his father and when she yelled for him to stop, Hardy pulled out a black gun.

Hardy was not arrested. Criminal charges are not going to be filed, according to the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. Hardy left the scene in a Cadillac truck before police arrived, according to the witness.

Hardy’s 43-year-old father, James W. Hardy II, told Fort Wayne police that he and his son got into an argument, but his son did not do anything to him. He said the younger Hardy is always angry because he was in prison much of the time when his son was a child.

Police arrested the elder Hardy for an outstanding warrant in Kosciusko County, where he was wanted for failing to appear on a violation of driving with a suspended license.



Sampson responds to NCAA

By   |   Monday, May. 12, 2008 - 11:12 PM   |   9 comments

Kelvin Sampson addressed NCAA allegations in a cover letter to his response to those allegations that was obtained by CBS Sportsline.com. You can read the full text of that letter by clicking here.





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