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Here’s the video — in two parts — courtesy of IU media relations.
Conveniently answering a question asked on the live chat today, junior college linebacker Jeff Thomas signed a letter of intent to Indiana and will enroll in January, according to an Indiana sports information release.
Cornerback Andre Kates, the Hoosiers’ other junior college recruit, will not finish his associate’s degree until the spring, so the early JUCO signing period that began Wednesday doesn’t apply to him. Kates said he is still committed to IU, but that he is taking visits to other schools. He will visit Oregon State from Jan. 15-17, and then has a trip to Miami (Fla.) planned at the end of January. He will also visit Oklahoma State and possibly another school. Those three are among the 24 teams that have offered him scholarships, Kates said.
“I’m still committed,” Kates said. “I’m not looking to change my mind. I’m just testing the waters to see exactly what’s going on.”
Kates expressed concern about IU’s inability to finish games this season, but didn’t say if that would drive him away from IU.
“They’d start off real good, and I mean real good, and then they could never finish the game in the fourth quarter,” he said. “They had Michigan, Iowa, they were up in a bunch of games. And I don’t know why they could never finish.”
Dustin and I are sitting at home, listening to a couple of plumbers try to install a new pipe. I’m not sure it’s going well. It sounds exactly like if Saturday Night Live did a parody of having a plumber in your house. But these guys will definitely get this thing conquered. I have no doubt.
And Dustin and I will definitely be around to chat. Usual time, usual place.
Caleb Porter, the former Indiana player and assistant who appeared to be the people’s choice to replace Mike Freitag, has signed a five-year extension to stay at Akron.
Porter led the Zips to the College Cup final, which they lost in overtime. Akron led the country in goals per game (2.32) and goals against (0.27). Pretty amazing.
Perhaps the most interesting tidbit in the article: Porter was already making $100,000 at Akron, and will obviously get a raise.
Freitag made $96,635 for each of the past two years, and was on a yearly contract.
Whoever the new coach at IU will be — I’ll mow the field at Armstrong Stadium every day next year if it isn’t Todd Yeagley — will probably end up with a contract more like Porter’s.
Meanwhile, the much-respected blog Soccer By Ives says Yeagley will get the nod.
The Herald-Times has learned that the three candidates for IU’s vacant men’s soccer head coaching job are all former players and assistants.
John Trask, the coach at the University of Illinois-Chicago, interviewed Monday.
Todd Yeagley, the coach at Wisconsin, interviewed on Tuesday.
Mike Getman, the coach at UAB, is in town today.
More to come.
Indiana junior middle blocker Ashley Benson was named a third-team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches of America. The release from IU sports information follows:
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Junior middle blocker Ashley Benson is officially the first All-American in IU Volleyball history, announced by the American Volleyball Coaches of America on Wednesday. She was named Third-Team All-America.
Benson, along with the rest of the 29th annual AVCA Division I All-America team members, will be presented their awards on Dec. 18 at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet in Tampa, Fla., the night before the NCAA Championship match. In addition, the 2009 All-Americans will be announced to the crowd during the championship match, participate in a photo shoot and meet with Hugh McCutheon, head coach of the US Volleyball women’s national team.
Mutsa Mutembwa, an Indiana field hockey defender, was named a Rhodes Scholar on Monday, the University officially announced today.
Mutembwa is the 14th IU student to be named to the prestigious post-graduate award and is the fourth IU student-athlete, the last being William Wolfe, a 1970 alum and football player according to an IU press release.
Just a junior on the pitch, Mutembwa is a senior academically double-majoring in mathematics and economics.
She is the daughter of Amman Mutembwa, a diplomat in their native Zimbabwe. Mutsa Mutembwa said she plans on returning to Zimbabwe after attending Oxford to help improve its dire economy.
“It is important in the sense that it’s a representation of the values that I have,” she said of the award. “… It’s a representation of the things that I would like to achieve.”
Obviously field hockey coach Amy Robertson had nothing but praise for her player.
“The second you meet her you know she is destined for great things,” Robertson said. “She is one of the most courteous people you will ever meet. She has made a huge impact on the team and the entire athletics department, and we are extremely fortunate to have her in our program.”
According to the release, Mutembwa tied the program’s career defensive saves leader, Olympian Kayla Bashore, with seven in 53 games.
We’ll have a full story on Mutembwa in tomorrow’s paper.
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