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UPDATE, End of Game

Indiana pushed a couple across. but still fell 17-12. Huge one tomorrow. More later.

UPDATE, Middle of Ninth Inning

Just in case Indiana was thinking comeback, Illinois packed on four more runs. Center fielder Willie Argo had a two-run triple. First baseman Craig Lutes and Todd Shelton each drove in runs with doubles. Illini are up 17-10. (more…)

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Members of the IU volleyball team pose in Prague. Courtesy IU Athletics.


Comparing Scout and Rivals

Last July, I talked to’s Dave Telep and’s Jerry Meyer for a story about how each organization puts together its national rankings and why they so often differ.

Well, consider this the new afterword. Both services have released their 2011 rankings (2012 should be out before the July evaluation period, if last season was any guess) and there are some differences.

Take a look:

What do the rankings mean? Honest, not a whole lot. We know that Telep and his group (including Evan Daniels) are high on Cody Zeller and Marshall Plumlee, but less so on Austin Etherington. Now, how much of that is Zeller and Plumlee having been nationally-known names for years, while Etherington was under-the-radar when he committed to Indiana and has, pretty much, remained so? Who knows.

We know Meyer and his team (including Peegs) seem to be less convinced on Jeremiah Davis. And that they did not rank Etherington in their 150.

The fact one service does 100 (Scout) and the other does 150 (Rivals) also insures that everyone wonders what Scout’s next 50 would look like.

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End of Game

Walker Stadler gave up a single but that was all. The Hoosiers take Game 1 of this crucial series 11-5.

Bottom of the Eighth Inning

Indiana goes down 1-2-3 with three flyouts. Walker Stadler is coming in to start the ninth. Hoosiers still lead 11-5.


Thursday chat, 11 a.m.

We bring you a very special edition of our normal Thursday chat today because, well, it’s Dustin’s birthday.

So, Dustin’s answers will be a year wiser. And I’ll try to create a cake using letters and symbols. Woo hoo.

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Hud Mellencamp, 16, has won two Golden Glove boxing titles and a Junior Olympic crown. David Snodgress | Herald-Times


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Indiana closer Chris Squires has been the lone consistent force in the bullpen. James Brosher | Herald-Times


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