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South’s Bell granted only limited eligibility

South sophomore T.J. Bell will not be initially eligible to play varsity basketball this season.

Bell’s mother, Quacy Timmons (formerly Barnes), did not make the move from Charleston, Ill. to Bloomington, thus making Bell ineligible under the Indiana High Schools Athletics Association (IHSAA) rules calling for a bona fide change of residence.

Bell is a 2012 target for Indiana.

Read the rest of the story on Quick Hits, the Herald-Times’ prep sports blog.


Creek officially cleared by the NCAA

Tom Crean tweeted the following five minutes ago:

The Restoration job here just took a very large step. MAURICE CREEK HAS BEEN CLEARED BY THE NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE AND CAN START WITH US TODAY

He also tweeted this:

We never doubted he would do it but its nice to have that closure.

We’ll look have to more later.


Clarification On Crean

Though a press release from Jared Jeffries’ foundation said Tom Crean was expected to attend a celebrity meet and greet Saturday at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center, an Indiana spokesman said the reason Crean was not there was because he was not scheduled to be. Crean attended two of the foundation’s other events earlier in the weekend, including an open house at the recreation center.


Mack, Reeves Suspended

Junior defensive tackle Deonte Mack and sophomore linebacker Ian Reeves have both been suspended for Thursday’s season opener against Eastern Kentucky for an unspecified violation of team rules according to an Indiana release. Mack recorded 21 tackles, including two sacks last season. Neither was listed in IU’s depth chart, which was released Friday.


Jeffries At Twin Lakes

Just finished writing my story on Jared Jeffries’ charity event at Twin Lakes Recreational Center, and there were a couple of important things he talked about that I couldn’t work into the narrative.

For one thing, Jeffries is enjoying life in Mike D’Antoni’s fast-paced system with the Knicks. Though he only averaged 5.3 points per game last season in 23.4 minutes per game, part of his struggles were because of a broken fibula suffered early in the season.

“Last year I was hurt,” Jeffries said. “I had to deal with my injury for the whole year. I think this year’s going to be good. It’s going to be a really good opportunity for me.”

Just as any other Indiana luminary will be between now and Bob Knight’s hall of fame induction, Jeffries was asked if he thought Knight would attend the ceremony.

“I think at a certain point, you just have to get past certain things,” he said. “You might be frustrated with a situation, but you always get past certain things. And I think he will. I think he’ll definitely get past that, and I think he’ll take that honor and be proud of it.”


Sumo, anyone?

Indiana women's basketball head coach Felisha Legette-Jack (left) gets ready to do battle with assistant Katie Abrahamson-Henderson Friday night at Wal-Mart.

Indiana women's basketball head coach Felisha Legette-Jack (left) gets ready to do battle with assistant Katie Abrahamson-Henderson Friday night at Wal-Mart.


As part of Midnight Madness for IU students at the Bloomington Wal-Mart Friday night, the Indiana marketing and ticket offices enlisted the help of women’s basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack and her staff.
Unfortunately, that led to some sort of sumo wrestling challenge. Maybe there’s a reason why basketball is their sport of choice.


Lynch’s Press Conference

Indiana football coach Bill Lynch held his post-camp, pre-season opener press conference Friday afternoon, though the most interesting news items came from the release of the depth chart and the injury report.

Some interesting tidbits follow. Look for more in tomorrow’s H-T.

  • Fifth-year senior Demetrius McCray is listed at the starting running back, though Lynch pointed out that there will be another depth chart made before Thursday’s game against Eastern Kentucky and “we just needed to put something on paper.” Running back is the only position where the Hoosiers listed more than two players, with the order being McCray, redshirt freshman Darius Willis, junior Trea Burgess and fifth-year senior Bryan Payton. Lynch said McCray had a great camp and therefore has the edge, but that he expects to use all four in the opener.
  • Redshirt freshman Adam Follett is listed as the backup quarterback to junior Ben Chappell, but Lynch said that can also change. True freshman Edward Wright-Baker has been working with the second stringers recently, and Lynch said that if he weren’t a true freshman, he would be the backup. However, he is still determining whether or not he will redshirt Wright-Baker and fellow true freshman quarterback Dusty Kiel, who has also seen time with the No. 2’s. Lynch considers making that decision one of his priorities in Week 1.
  • Among other true freshmen, Lynch reiterated that defensive tackle Adam Replogle, brother of junior linebacker Tyler, will definitely play. Also in the mix, he said, are wide receiver Duwyce Wilson, linebacker Damon Sims, and offensive lineman Aaron Price, though Price would likely only be used if there are injuries along the line.
  • Redshirt freshman Nick Freeland is listed as the starting placekicker ahead of senior Charlie Klingensmith, though Lynch said that competition could continue all week and possibly all year.
  • Sophomore left guard Justin Pagan is listed as questionable after suffering an ankle injury this week. Redshirt freshman Marc Damisch is listed as his backup. Starting cornerback Donnell Jones (hamstring) and redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Andrew McDonald (ankle) are also listed as questionable. Backup safeties Jerimy Finch (ankle) and Chris Adkins (shoulder) are both probable, as is redshirt freshman starting defensive tackle Mick Mentzer (knee).


Scoop Poll:

Who wins Saturday's Crossroads Classic game?

  • Indiana (69%, 107 Votes)
  • Butler (31%, 49 Votes)

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IU vs Butler men\'s basketball

Men's Basketball Player Pages

[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_blackmon1.jpg]5090James Blackmon, Jr.
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard James Blackmon Jr. (1)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_zeisloft1.jpg]3950Nick Zeisloft
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Nick Zeisloft (2)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hoetzel1.jpg]3570Max Hoetzel
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Max Hoetzel (3)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_johnson1.jpg]3130Robert Johnson
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Robert Johnson (4)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_williams1.jpg]2870Troy Williams
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Troy Williams (5)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_burton1.jpg]2840Ryan Burton
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Ryan Burton (10)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_yogi1.jpg]2560Yogi Ferrell
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Yogi Ferrell (11)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_perea1.jpg]2800Hanner Mosquera-Perea
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea (12)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_robinson1.jpg]2330Stanford Robinson
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Stanford Robinson (22)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_ritchie1.jpg]2300Nate Ritchie
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Nate Ritchie (23)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_holt1.jpg]2750Emmitt Holt
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Emmitt Holt (25)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hartman1.jpg]2920Collin Hartman
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Collin Hartman (30)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_priller1.jpg]3190Tim Priller
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Tim Priller (35)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_april1.jpg]3240Jeremiah April
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers center Jeremiah April (44)

Women's Basketball Player Pages

[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_walter1.jpg]3710Jess Walter
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Jess Walter (2)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_buss1.jpg]8810Tyra Buss
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Tyra Buss (3)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_brooks1.jpg]4910Larryn Brooks
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Larryn Brooks (5)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_agler1.jpg]4060Taylor Agler
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Taylor Agler (10)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_bell2.jpg]3170Nicole Bell
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Nicole Bell (12)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_stratman1.jpg]3080Liz Stratman
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hulls1.jpg]3160Kaila Hulls
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard/forward Kaila Hulls (15)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_mcbride1.jpg]2680Karlee McBride
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Karlee McBride (21)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_gassion1.jpg]2530Alexis Gassion
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Alexis Gassion (23)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_muensterman1.jpg]2720Maura Meunsterman
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Maura Muensterman (31)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_mize1.jpg]2670Andrea Mize
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Andrea Mize (32)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_cahill1.jpg]2820Amanda Cahill
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Amanda Cahill (33)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_jakubicek1.jpg]2930Claire Jakubicek
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Claire Jakubicek (34)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_leikem1.jpg]2810Lyndsay Leikem
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Lyndsay Leikem (40)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_anderson1.jpg]2600Jenn Anderson
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers center Jenn Anderson (43)
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