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Jeff Keag at IU Media Relations was nice enough to supply an Akron gametime. It’s a 3:30 p.m. kickoff, with ESPNU providing the television coverage.
The Big Ten Network released the early season schedule this morning, and Indiana will have its first two games on the cable network.
The Thursday, Sept. 3 matchup against Eastern Kentucky (an 8 p.m. kickoff) had already been announced. The next week, on Sept. 12, Indiana will play host to Western Michigan at noon. The gametime had not been previously announced.
Four noon games on Sept. 19, and Indiana’s game vs. Akron is not among them. No time or network has been announced for that one.
Schedule after the jump. (more…)
Adam Replogle, who will play defensive tackle at Indiana beginning in August, scored the game-winning touchdown in the Big 33 game over the weekend. You can fast forward to the 6:35 mark of the above video to watch the final score.
The Big 33 is the football equivalent of the Kentucky-Indiana All-Stars series, played annually between Ohio and Pennsylvania.
I’d open a discussion of which event is better, but I don’t want to have to create more work for myself by having to set the record straight after you guys share your thoughts.
Watch Xavier Whitaker on this professionally produced scouting video, courtesy of YouTube. For more information on Indiana’s most recent verbal commitment, see the post below.
Xavier Whitaker knows something about big, powerful running backs. As a native of the Milwaukee suburb Brookfield, he’s had a chance to watch Wisconsin football closely throughout his life.
Indiana fans who were subjected to a close viewing of the Hoosiers’ 55-20 loss to the Badgers last year know how effective the duo of P.J. Hill and John Clay were. Neither running back was afraid of carrying a little bit of weight (both were about 235 pounds.) Neither running back could be stopped that day (Hill ran 19 times for 126 yards and three touchdowns, Clay ran 19 times for 112 yards and one score.)
Whitaker — who stands 6-foot-2, weighs 205 pounds and considers himself an inside runner — decided Sunday night that he could live up to the comparison he hears most often (that he runs like Clay, who is also 6-foot-2) by playing for Indiana.
“The coaching staff told me the program is on the rise,” he said. “And that part of what’s going to get them there is having big, powerful backs. That’s where I hope to fit in.”
Whitaker said the Indiana coaching staff said it will try him at running back but could move him to safety. He will be playing a bit of everything for his Brookfield Central team this year, as it shifts to a wildcat-based offense centered around him and Jeff Lewis (another 6-foot-2, 200-plus pound back Indiana has offered.) Whitaker expects to line up at quarterback, running back, wide receiver and safety.
Offensive coordinator Matt Canada handled Whitaker’s recruiting, bringing him to campus for the first time Saturday and showing him the stadium expansion and around campus. Whitaker is the fifth player to verbally commit to the class of 2010, and the fourth to do so since last Thursday.
Whitaker also has scholarship offers from Buffalo, Northern Illinois, Eastern Illinois and Illinois State. He’s also heard from more prestigious schools — and will continue to do so. The Wisconsin coaching staff reached his high school coach Monday morning and eventually ended up speaking to Whitaker and urging him to visit Madison and meet with them.
Whitaker rushed for 872 yards and 12 touchdowns on 116 carries last season.
He cannot sign a letter-of-intent until February.
Kellen Lewis, the former Indiana star who was kicked off the team for violating a team rule, will play his senior season at Division II Valdosta State.
“He told me, ‘I just can’t give you another chance,’” Lewis said. “And I understand because I violated our contract. It was a bad day then but I will stay in touch with those coaches.”
Valdosta State came into spring practice with one quarterback that had game experience, redshirt junior Russ Callaway. Callaway suffered a knee injury during spring drills and is not expected to play in 2009.
That obviously would leave a huge hole that Lewis, who set 16 school records with Indiana, could fill.
Running back Antonio Banks of Middletown, Ohio, verbally committed to play football for Indiana Saturday.
Banks, 5-foot-11 and 210 pounds, is the fourth player in the Hoosiers’ 2010 recruiting class.
He ran for 944 yards on 156 carries with 12 touchdowns in 10 games as a junior. Banks also caught 13 passes for 113 yards and was a first team all-Greater Miami Conference selection.
Toughness, for Logan Young, is not just breaking tackles and turning 10-yard outs into 70-yard touchdown receptions.
It’s breaking free from three older brothers and avoiding a swirley.
Young was eight, maybe nine, and was a self-described germaphobe. So when his brothers decided to stick his head in the toilet, Young fought like he had never fought before. And, what do you know, he broke free from the siblings’ grasp.
A little less than a decade later, Young is going to take that self-taught toughness to the Big Ten. The wide receiver from Delta verbally committed to the Indiana football program Thursday, five days after receiving a scholarship offer.
Young is a 6-foot-5, 190-pound wide receiver that runs a 4.59 40-yard dash. He was a basketball standout, playing AAU basketball for the renowned Spiece organization, until a year ago.
After a long AAU season, Young said he made a decision that he had been ruminating for more than a year.
He wanted to play college football, not basketball.
His coach, Grant Zgunda, took the news and ran with it, making highlight videos and sending out the appropriate information to college coaches.
Young’s decision may have come a little late, which is why his recruitment was generally limited to Indiana, Purdue and hometown Ball State. The Hoosiers were the first to offer.
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