Tue., Nov. 25, 2014
Mon., Nov. 24, 2014
Sun., Nov. 23, 2014
Sat., Nov. 22, 2014
Sat., Nov. 22, 2014
Sat., Nov. 22, 2014
Fri., Nov. 21, 2014
Greg Brown, who started 40 of 48 games at defensive tackle for the Indiana football team, participated in the Chicago Bear’s minicamp over the weekend.
He and kicker Austin Starr were the only two Hoosiers (that we know of) trying to earn a contract after going undrafted. Marcus Thigpen has already signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Today’s IU baseball game at West Lafayette against Purdue has been postponed because of inclement weather in the area. The teams will play a doubleheader Saturday beginning at noon, and the regularly-scheduled single game on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Amaka Agugua has been named the new IU women’s basketball assistant coach, replacing the departed Marc Wilson.
She comes from Virginia Commonwealth where she spent one year as a graduate assistant and two as an assistant coach under Beth Morgan Cunningham, the daughter of former IU baseball coach Bob Morgan and a former Indiana All-Star from South who went on to a standout career at Notre Dame.
Agugua played for Indiana coach Felisha Legette-Jack at Hofstra. Her senior season was Legette-Jack’s last with the Pride before coming to IU. Read the entire press release here.
Submit your questions and follow the discussion by clicking here.
Senior Kellen Lewis, one of the most successful football players in Indiana history, has been dismissed from the program.
The school announced the move with the following news release:
KELLEN LEWIS DISMISSED FROM INDIANA FOOTBALL TEAM
Bloomington, Indianaâ€”Indiana University football coach Bill Lynch announced today that Kellen Lewis has been dismissed from the team for violating team rules.
â€œWe are disappointed to have to make this decision,â€ said Lynch. â€œWhen you have expectations of those on your team that are not met, you need to do what is ultimately in the overall best interest of your program.â€
IU Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass supported Lynchâ€™s stance on the situation.
â€œTodayâ€™s action underscores that no individual student-athlete, regardless of talent or popularity, is above the expectations of Indiana University,â€ added Glass.
Lewis, who holds 16 major school records at quarterback but was used as a wide receiver during the recently completed spring practice session, could possibly transfer to a Division I-AA (or lower) program to finish out his remaining year of eligibility. But he could also enter his name in the NFL Supplemental draft this summer and hope to be selected by a team intrigued with his speed and elusiveness.
Lewis could not be reached for comment Wednesday. Lynch and Glass refused further comment through a department spokesman.
Lewis missed all of spring practice in 2008, also for violating an unnamed team rule, and had to earn his way back onto the team. He later told reporters that he had not been attending off-season meetings or workouts and had become lax with his school work, in part because of the fame his success had brought him.
He threw more touchdown passes (48) than any player in school history and is third in passing yards (6,395) and second in total yards (8,072) in the Indiana record book.
Former Indiana kicker Austin Starr has been invited to attend mini-camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend. Should he kick well the team could offer him a contract.
“My agent talked to a lot of teams, but Jacksonville wanted to set something up,” he said.
In January, thhe Jaguars hired Russ Purnell to coach special teams; he’d held the same position with the Indianapolis Colts since 2002 before being let go by new coach Jim Caldwell. So he is familiar with Starr.
Starr hit 21-of-23 field goals as a junior but just 10-of-17 last season.
Indiana wide receiver Andrew Means knew that if the last pick of the NFL draft was announced and his name had not yet been called, he would be too emotional to make a decision about his future as teams began calling him with free agent offers.
So he set the parameters before the draft even started: if a team picked him, he’d go with football. If not, he’d concentrate on baseball.
“I just thought if I wasn’t picked I should return to baseball and try to work my way through the minors as quickly as I could and become a Cincinnati Red,” he said Monday. “It’s like anything: I just wanted a team to make a commitment to me by using a draft pick. The Reds did that, they’ve been supportive of me the whole way. Now, it’s time for me to return that to them.”
Means, who was an 11th-round pick of the Reds last year, will head to Sarasota, Fla. Wednesday for extended spring training and expects to be assigned to Single-A Dayton when he is in baseball shape. He left the Reds organization about three weeks ago — after partaking in about three weeks of spring training — to pursue a football career.
“For whatever reason that didn’t work out,” said Means, who heard from more than 10 NFL teams who wanted to sign him as a free agent. “I’ve played two sports my whole life and at some point you’ve got to make a decision. I’m just excited to see what I can do when I concentrate on baseball and bring all my tools together.”
How many games will IU basketball win in 2014-15
Total Voters: 324
H4H- Gunner Kiel never signed up w/IU, so you can't really count him a [...]
Wing spans.....? Don't care. We don't have a pilot to fly it. And i [...]
I could give a rat's ass about recruiting right now...It's time to put [...]
Shaka Smart....I like speed and I like toughness....And he seems like [...]
Talking 2015, don't see a change. Too expensive. Be $6-7Million buy [...]
Sure, let's fire our coach who has been criticized for not being able [...]
and Troy... VA [...]