Ball State is receiving votes . . .

By   |   Monday, Sep. 15, 2008 - 2:58 PM   |   22 comments

…. in both polls.

One member (Joe Giglio of the News and Observer in Raleigh) of the AP poll thought the Cardinals belonged in the top 25 (at No. 25, to be precise), while two coaches believe they are worthy (the coaches don’t reveal their votes).

Here’s the proof.

Michigan State at IU will kick at noon

By   |   Monday, Sep. 15, 2008 - 1:19 PM   |   9 comments

So says this press release from Jeff Keag at IU . . .



BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana-Michigan State football game on Saturday, Sept. 27, will kick off at noon EDT at Memorial Stadium and will be televised on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPN Classic. It will be announced after this weekend’s games which channel will pick up the contest. The game can also be heard on the statewide IU Radio Network (Don Fischer, Pete Compise and Joe Smith).

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Alford not bothered by not being IU coach

By   |   Saturday, Sep. 13, 2008 - 12:22 PM   |   5 comments

So he tells ESPN’s Andy Katz.

Colts cut Roby

By   |   Thursday, Sep. 11, 2008 - 6:07 PM   |   8 comments

Former Hoosier Courtney Roby was cut today as part of a group of personnel moves by the Indianapolis Colts. Here’s the information the team’s Web site has about the roster moves:

“The Colts on Thursday also continued to hone the roster, releasing veteran defensive tackle Ed Johnson and veteran wide receiver Courtney Roby and signing veteran defensive tackle LaJuan Ramsey and rookie running back Justin Forsett.
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So long, Postmen

By   |   Thursday, Sep. 11, 2008 - 5:32 PM   |   6 comments

It’s taken me a while to compose myself enough to compose this post, so shaken was I by the news.

A splendid sports blog called We Are The Postmen has shuttered its doors after two and a half years. This is somewhat relevant — not that we’ve ever really made that a requisite here at the Scoop — because the two people responsible for the site are Indiana alums who happened to work the basketball beat for the IDS during the 2006-07 season, my first year here.

I am fond of them. As far as I can tell, no one has given them a proper sendoff. So I’ll try.

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Porter to start Sunday for Saints

By   |   Thursday, Sep. 11, 2008 - 5:26 PM   |   Comments Off

Tracy Porter will continue to start for the Saints this week in a re-shuffled secondary, according to a blog report today from Times-Picayune beat reporter Jeff Duncan.

The former Hoosier started and made two critical plays in the Saints’ season-opening 24-20 win over Tampa Bay, prompting a column about him, “Porter gives great first impression,” in yesterday’s Times-Picayune. Porter stepped in front of a receiver to prevent a touchdown in the third quarter and broke up a potential first-down pass near midfield in the fourth quarter.

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I wonder what Knight thinks of Sampson?

By   |   Thursday, Sep. 11, 2008 - 3:36 PM   |   6 comments

After finally reading through Bob Kravitz’s column this afternoon, I know. Well, I’m relatively sure. I mean, there’s room for interpretation.

A quick bit of background: Bob Knight was in Indianapolis last night appearing on a show called “Mickey’s Corner,” which is, from what I’ve gathered, not exactly hard hitting.

But at one point, the host did dangle a chance for Knight to take a swipe at Kelvin Sampson, a coach he had feuded with while they competed in the Big 12 and who many of Knight’s former players openly criticized.

Knight, of course, took it.

The closest we got to juicy was when Maurer asked a general question — not a Sampson-related question — about cheating in recruiting. “If you get caught cheating, they should shoot you,” Knight said. “Because you’re too dumb to be alive.”

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