Purdue at IU women

Aulani Sinclair had a chance to tie on a 3 with 13 seconds left, but her shot went about 15 feet and no whistle to coach Felisha Legette-Jack’s chagrin. Two more free throws for Courtney Moses to close it out. BOILERMAKERS 55, HOOSIERS 50

1:36: Davis missed the free throw, but Lindsey’s 3 on the next possession makes it a one-point game — Purdue ball. BOILERMAKERS 51, HOOSIERS 50

2:36: Indiana led 45-43, but six straight free throws put Purdue on top by four. That’s still the margin as Jori Davis heads to the line for a 1-and-1. BOILERMAKERS 51, HOOSIERS 47

8:11: Purdue had a brief four-point lead, but Jori Davis with a 3 and Andrea McGuirt’s driving layup puts the Hoosiers back in front. HOOSIERS 42, BOILERMAKERS 41

11:13: Indiana keeps scrapping away. Whitney Lindsey with 13 points the only one who has really gotten going offensively, but Purdue shooting just 30.4 percent from the field, while IU is winning the rebounding battle 33-29. BOILERMAKERS 35, HOOSIERS 33

15:46: I’m not saying these officials stink, but they’ve had more meetings than city council so far. It’s like college football where every play is under review. In the few minutes of play, Purdue has taken the lead as Indiana continues to struggle for consistent offense. BOILERMAKERS 29, HOOSIERS 27

Chelsea Jones made two free throws with 4.2 seconds left to end Purdue’s scoring drought at exactly 10 minutes, but Indiana surged to the lead with an 11-0 run prior to that. Freshman Milika Taufa, the Hawaii native, gave IU a shot in the arm, including her first career point that tied the game at 19. Aulani Sinclair was fouled on a 3 and hit all three free throws to give IU the lead with under two minutes left.

Whitney Lindsey with 8 points to lead the Hoosiers. Georgie Jones added four points and five rebounds. Four Purdue players have four points apiece. HOOSIERS 22, BOILERMAKERS 21

Report: Pease going back to Boise State for OC job

A Boise, Idaho television station is reporting that Brent Pease, who recently left his position as Boise State’s assistant head coach/wide receivers coach to become Indiana’s offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach, is going back to Boise State to become the Broncos’ offensive coordinator. Boise State’s previous OC, Bryan Harsin, was recently named the offensive coordinator at Texas.

The television station claimed that several sources close to Pease confirmed that he was taking the job, and that Boise State defensive back George Iloka tweeted “So Coach Pease is back … Congrats again, I guess.”

Pease did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Neither did an IU spokeman.

Doss picks agent

Indiana junior wide receiver Tandon Doss, who announced earlier this week that he would be leaving IU for the NFL Draft, tweeted on Sunday afternoon that he has selected an agent.

He said later on Sunday that the agent is Jared Fox of the Sports Stars agency. Fox represented IU graduates Rodger Saffold and Jammie Kirlew in last year’s draft. Kirlew was taken in the seventh round and Saffold rose from being a late-round projection in November to being selected as the first pick of the draft’s second round by the St. Louis Rams.

Fox will also represent senior right tackle James Brewer.

“I felt like that was the best fit for me,” Doss said. “I feel like they do the most to get you the most money.”

Like Saffold and Kirlew, Doss said he will be training for the NFL Combine at the IMG Academy in Orlando, Fla.

“The facilities are great,” he said. “I don’t think there’s any place better than that.”

IU prepping for Northwestern offense

Tom Crean refuses to buy in to the notion that Northwestern is vulnerable.

The Wildcats are coming off a defeat against Illinois for which “humiliating” would be an extremely understated description. The final score was 88-63, but other numbers were much more telling. For one, the Fighting Illini shot a preposterous 81.8 percent from the field (18-for-22) in the first half and 70.5 percent for the game. They also made 9 of 14 3-pointers.

Seven members of the Illini scored in double digits. None missed more than three shots. Only one — Tyler Griffey, who was 0-for-1 — shot under 50 percent. Northwestern coach Bill Carmody said it was a game in which he found no silver lining.

Crean, however, said he considers that game irrelevant. (more…)

Bruin second in Hermann voting

Indiana’s Will Bruin finished second in voting to Akron’s Darlington Nagbe for the Hermann Trophy as the nation’s top collegiate men’s soccer player, the Missouri Athletic Club announced Friday.

Both juniors, Bruin and Nagbe are expected to be taken in the Major League Soccer draft next week. Nagbe had seven goals and 13 assists to help the Zips win the NCAA title, while Bruin finished with 18 goals and five assists for the Hoosiers.

Stanford’s Christen Press took the women’s honor in voting by the NCAA Division I coaches.

IU football names new strength and conditioning coach

From IU Sports Info:


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana Head Football Coach Kevin Wilson announced Friday that Mark Hill will serve as head strength and conditioning coach for football. Hill comes to Bloomington after four years as the head strength and conditioning director at the University of Minnesota.

“Mark worked with Jerry Schmidt, who is the best in the business, for four years at Oklahoma,” Wilson said. “Jerry’s offseason program and overall player development are Oklahoma’s strengths, and Mark is a direct descendant of Jerry’s principles. We are thrilled Mark is joining us at Indiana. He was a part of starting a new program at both Arizona and Minnesota, so he is used to coming into a program from day one.”

Hill spent 2004-06 as associate director of performance enhancement at the University of Arizona and 2000-03 at the University of Oklahoma as an assistant strength and conditioning director. Hill and Wilson worked together in 2002 and 2003.

“I am extremely excited to be at Indiana University,” Hill said. “It is great to be a Hoosier. I have known Coach Wilson for a long time and I am tremendously happy to be with a coach that I trust and respect. He is a hard worker, structured and has a great plan in place. I think we are going to be successful here. Coach is putting together a great staff and he is going to lead us to where we need to be.”

Mark Wateska, who has headed the strength and conditioning for the IU football program since 2002, will remain as assistant athletic director for strength and conditioning. In that role, he will continue to be ultimately responsible for all the functions, facilities and personnel within the strength and conditioning area. Wateska will also assume a new role as the head strength and conditioning coach for Olympic sports.


Hulls will be featured on BTN’s “The Journey”

Photo: Chris Howell | Herald-Times

Indiana sophomore Jordan Hulls will be prominently featured in the season premiere of the Big Ten Network’s “The Journey.”

The show will premiere at 9 p.m. Sunday, following the IU-Northwestern game.

I know they interviewed Bloomington South coach J.R. Holmes several weeks ago, so I imagine its going to talk a lot about Hulls being the hometown kid.

Its the second season of “The Journey,” a really well-done show with all-access footage that tells the stories of the conference and the players that play in it.


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