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Kevin Wilson on Twitter

We honestly didn’t see this coming.

The esteemed Landon Turner Overdrive asked us on the live chat yesterday if Kevin Wilson would have his own Twitter account. We figured it would stay IU Football like it did with Bill Lynch.

Why did we think that? First, Wilson’s a no-nonsense guy. Twitter just doesn’t seem like his thing. Second, if he does speak unedited to the masses like Tom Crean does, well, it could be interesting.

But we learned this morning we were wrong.

Here’s the release from IU sports info declaring Wilson’s indoctrination into Twitter and also something called Lexy that I’ve never heard of.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana head football coach Kevin Wilson has joined Twitter. To follow him and everything going on with IU Football visit @IUCoachWilson.

Wilson will also reach out to Hoosier fans via Lexy beginning on March 8, as the Hoosiers kick off 2011 spring practice. Lexy, a new entertainment medium, provides free on-demand personalized audio clips that listeners can get on any phone by dialing 877-FYI-LEXY (877-349-5399) or by going to Lexy.com.

About Lexy:
Lexy is a privately-owned company on a mission to deliver through the authenticity of audio a dynamic, interactive aural network of ideas, information, arguments, entertainment, rants, raves, news and stories.


Hoosier Morning

Indiana wide receiver Damarlo Belcher stiff-arms the Western Kentucky defender. Chris Howell | Herald-Times

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Etherington, Zeller confirmed for Derby Classic

Austin Etherington and Cody Zeller will be suiting up together in this year’s Derby Festival Classic, according to rosters released today.

The game is April 22 at the Yum! Center in Louisville, with a skills competition the day before at Bellarmine.

Should be a great field — seven McDonald’s All-Americans (including Zeller) and 18 of the 24 are in Scout.com’s top-100 prospects.

For those of you unfamiliar, the rosters are generally filled with as many Indiana, Louisville and Kentucky prospects as possible in order to aid local interest in the game. The game went 0-of-4 on the Kentucky guys this year, though — opening up spots that will be taken by former IU targets like Branden Dawson (Michigan State) and B.J. Young (Arkansas).

Here is the site to go to for ticket information and such.


Belcher: “We’re just tired of losing.”

Mark Hill’s strength and conditioning strategies, Indiana football players said, took some getting used to.

The tempo was faster, more high-energy. They were running from drill to drill, weight station to weight station.

There was rest, senior offensive lineman Justin Pagan said, but no breaks.

It was apparently a significant adjustment from strength training and conditioning in the Bill Lynch era, but it was an adjustment the Hoosiers were willing to make.

“We’re just tired of losing,” senior wide receiver Damarlo Belcher said. “Three years, we only won five Big Ten games, so it’s kind of like whatever ya’ll want us to do, we’re gonna do it in order for us to win. It’s whatever.” (more…)


D.J. White headed to Charlotte

D.J. White is changing NBA teams.

The third-year forward and former Hoosier has been traded to Charlotte, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting. White has struggled during his NBA career, playing just 23 games this season for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

An injury in his first season set him behind, and with so much young talent it seemed to be difficult to earn more time. The Bobcats are bad, though — 25-32 coming into today — and may give White more of an opportunity.

A Kelvin Sampson All-Star was traded yesterday — Jordan Crawford is headed from Atlanta to Washington as part of a larger deal.


Hoosier Morning

Indiana’s Tom Pritchard, left, and Victor Oladipo trap Purdue’s E’Twaun Moore. Chris Howell | Herald-Times

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