QB unsettled — for now

By   |   Monday, Aug. 25, 2008 - 6:37 PM   |   Comments Off

Kellen Lewis will throw it at you.

Here’s the fifth in our eight-part series previewing the IU football team. Intern Jared Poertner wrote this.

This is the fifth in a series of position-by-position previews. Coming Tuesday: receivers.

PROJECTED STARTERS: Kellen Lewis, 6-1, 185, Jr.


KEY RESERVE: Ben Chappell, 6-3, 232, So.

2007 REVIEW: Lewis was a star for the Hoosiers, earning second team All-Big Ten honors as a sophomore while leading IU to its first bowl since 1993. He set the single-season passing record with 28 touchdown passes, threw for more than 3,000 yards and led the Hoosiers in rushing with 736 yards. He also finished second in the conference with a 134.2 passer rating.

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For high school sports fans . . .

By   |   Monday, Aug. 25, 2008 - 5:10 PM   |   Comments Off

For those who follow high school football in Bloomington and surrounding areas, we have some new online coverage I’d like to tell you about on the Prep Sports page at HeraldTimesOnline.com. We have stats, stories, video, fan forums, blogs and schedules that you can check out by clicking here.

This includes in-depth coverage and fan discussions about the football teams at Bloomington North, Bloomington South, Edgewood, Brown County, Eastern, Owen Valley and Linton.

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New football depth chart released Monday

By   |   Monday, Aug. 25, 2008 - 1:27 PM   |   8 comments

The two-deep has redshirt freshman Chris Adkins as the starter at one cornerback, along with Christopher Phillips. So it appears that Adkins may have won the battle with Donnell Jones and Richard Council for that spot.

The QB spot is still undecided on the two-deep. It lists Ben Chappell or Kellen Lewis as the starter.

The two-deep is actually three-deep at running back, listing Marcus Thigpen, Bryan Payton and Demetrius McCray in that order.

You can check out the entire depth chart that IU released below:


Thigpen, Phillips, Patterson named IU FB captains

By   |   Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008 - 6:27 PM   |   1 comment

Indiana’s football players have selected seniors Marcus Thigpen and Chris Phillips, and junior Will Patterson as the team’s 2008 captains, IU announced Sunday.

Here’s the full release from IU:

Senior running back Marcus Thigpen, senior cornerback Christopher Phillips and junior linebacker Will Patterson will serve as team captains in 2008, Indiana head football coach Bill Lynch announced on Sunday. The three were voted into the positions by their teammates.

“Marcus, Christopher and Will have earned the respect of their teammates and will do a tremendous job as captains this year,” Lynch said. “We could not ask for three better people to represent our football program both on and off the field.”
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Carlino commits

By   |   Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008 - 12:00 AM   |   18 comments

According to scout.com, 6-foot-2 guard Matt Carlino of Arizona  has committed to play for Tom Crean at Indiana in 2011. Carlino, a four-star recruit, was in Bloomington Saturday to attend Crean’s Elite Camp at Assembly Hall.

A Hoosier basketball weekend

By   |   Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008 - 7:32 PM   |   11 comments

Here’s a story that will run in Sunday’s paper. Usually, you’d have to be a subscriber to read it. But not today. Enjoy.


Isiah Thomas Christian Watford

Tom Crean was given a 10-year contract because rebuilding Indiana basketball, most everyone figures, will be an arduous job and one that need not be rushed.

Restoring the basketball team to one that can compete for conference and national titles could take Crean years.
Allowing fans to see through the haze of the last decade to better times — the times that gave the phrase “It’s Indiana” its meaning — may take longer.

But Crean went to work on both tasks this weekend, hosting an a camp for top recruits on Saturday and a invitation-only dinner in French Lick that is expected to draw 175 former players later today.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to talk to that group,” Crean said of the past players last week. “And to talk with them, listen to their stories. This really truly is what Indiana basketball is all about: the players who made it special.”

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Hoeppner to receive Miami honor

By   |   Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008 - 3:26 PM   |   4 comments

Terry Hoeppner and Randy Walker, two long-time friends who died in their 50s less than a year apart, will be inducted together into the Miami University Cradle of Coaches Association on Oct. 4.

Here’s a release from IU and Miami about that event:

OXFORD, Ohio – Two Miami University football coaching greats will be inducted into the Miami University Cradle of Coaches Association during the RedHawks’ football game against Temple on Oct. 4, 2008. Former head coaches Randy Walker and Terry Hoeppner, represented by their wives Tammy Walker and Jane Hoeppner, will be the 12th class inducted into the Cradle of Coaches Association, upping the number of inductees to 52.
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