Bloomington South grad Price’s career ended by back problem

Aaron Price’s football career is apparently over.

The Indiana sophomore offensive lineman and Bloomington South grad has a degenerative condition in his back, IU coach Kevin Wilson said, and will seek to be classified as a medical non-counter. Price will continue to receive his scholarship at Indiana, but will no longer participate in football and will not count against Indiana’s limit of 85 scholarships.

“He’s got some degeneration medically in the back where it just couldn’t hold up,” Wilson said. “It was a concern through winter, but he did a great job in the winter. He actually came out in the first week in spring, but it started going south on him. Just long-term health, it’s not in his best interest… He was doing well, but he does have a major issue with a major part of his body. He tried. Local kid. No issues from us. It just health-wise couldn’t hold up. It’s unfortunate for him.”

Price started the first 10 games of last season at left guard and played in all 12 games. The 6-foot-4, 288-pounder was an All-State pick at South.

In other notes from Tuesday’s availability session, Wilson said the spring game will not have split up rosters, but will first team offense against first team defense and second team offense and second team defense. For purposes of scoring, the first team offense and second-team defense will essentially be a team as will first team defense and second team offense. Players will switch from team to team, however.

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Notes from spring football teleconference, Day 1

The Big Ten is giving the media the opportunity to check in with the league’s football coaches and selected players today and tomorrow via teleconference. Today, the teams in the Legends Division (we’re just going to have to get used to that now) were represented. Tomorrow is the Leaders, which includes Indiana.

Some notes from today.

  • Michigan coach Brady Hoke said he’s happy with the progress he’s seen from a team that once again finds itself in transition. This Wolverine squad will use more downhill, power running than it did under spread offense aficionado Rich Rodriguez and it’s switching from a three-man front to a four-man front on defense, but Hoke thinks his players are picking things up quickly. “Our seniors have done a great job in their leadership,” Hoke said. “They’re being an example for the rest of the team.” (more…)

Fever draft Jori Davis

Indiana senior guard Jori Davis was selected by the Indiana Fever with the No. 33 overall pick in the third round of the WNBA Draft Monday afternoon.

Davis, who averaged 19.5 points and 5.6 rebounds en route to second team all-Big Ten honors in 2010-11, becomes just the third Hoosier ever drafted. She joins Quacy Barnes, the No. 22 overall pick of the Sacramento Monarchs in 1998, and Jill Chapman, the No. 21 overall pick of the Detroit Shock in 2002.

Video: Gary Harris during IndyBall

Video: Team Indiana during IndyBall

FYI: Yogi Ferrell is wearing No. 11, Hanner Perea No. 12, Jeremy Hollowell No. 33 and Ron Patterson No. 34.

Traylor visiting Oklahoma State

Indiana target Jamari Traylor, who at the moment is the only Hoosier target known to have a scholarship offer for the Class of 2011, is visiting Oklahoma State this weekend according to Adam Zagoria’s blog.

The report also says that Traylor will visit Kansas soon, but that there has not yet been a date set.

In the report, Indiana is not mentioned as one of the schools still in the mix for Traylor’s services. We don’t know yet if there’s some reason for that or if IU was just left out accidentally. Have a call in to IMG Academies basketball director Andy Borman to try to find out.

UPDATE, 2:34 p.m.: Zagoria tweeted to clarify that Traylor took an unofficial to IU and is still involved.

UPDATE, 3:03 p.m.: Borman returned a phone call to say that Indiana is still in the mix. Not mentioning the Hoosiers to Zagoria was accidental. “Indiana is still very much in play for Jamari,” Borman said.

Ohio State at Indiana, Game 3

UPDATE, End of Game: My apologies. Had some internet issues with my laptop and I’m just publishing this after writing my game story. But basically, madness ensued in the ninth. With two outs and the bases loaded, center fielder T.C. Knipp ripped a pitch into the right center field gap for a triple to tie the game. On the next pitch, shortstop Michael Basil hit a low liner up the middle to score Knipp and give Indiana the victory 10-9 and their second straight series victory to open the Big Ten season. More in tomorrow’s paper. (more…)


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