IU names Rickerby as compliance director

By   |   Monday, Jul. 21, 2008 - 5:49 PM   |   6 comments

In the wake of Chad Hawley deciding to stay at the Big Ten rather than to become the compliance director for Indiana athletics, IU has promoted Ian Rickerby into the position.

Rickerby is a former IU women’s soccer coach who later joined the compliance department. Here is the entire announcement from IU:

Ian Rickerby has been named Indiana's Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance, Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator Grace Calhoun announced today as part of an internal restructuring of the department.

"I am delighted that Ian Rickerby has agreed to assume a leadership role for IU's intercollegiate athletics compliance services operation," said Calhoun. "Ian has quickly earned the respect of coaches and all others with whom he has worked as a knowledgeable and hard-working professional, committed to providing exceptional service in this important operational area for the IU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Ian's combination of coaching experience, front-line support in the compliance office including serving as the liaison to the new men's basketball staff as they successfully fulfill NCAA sanctions, and knowledge of IU will serve him well as he transitions into this leadership capacity."


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Your preseason questions about the ’08 Hoosiers

By   |   Monday, Jul. 21, 2008 - 3:27 PM   |   14 comments

With Big Ten Football Media Day in Chicago arriving at the end of this week, we’d like to hear what you want to know about this year’s team.

Along with a couple of hundred or so other reporters from Big Ten country, we’ll be listening to Bill Lynch and the rest of the conference’s coaches talk about their teams on Thursday. So that will be one opportunity to ask Lynch a few questions.

Then we’ll have group interviews with Lynch, Greg Brown and Marcus Thigpen on Friday, so that’s a chance to talk with them in more depth.

What questions do you have for Lynch, Brown and Thigpen? If you’ll post them here as comments, we’ll do our best to get as many of them answered as we can.



Lucky No. 13 (and 14) commitment for Lynch

By   |   Friday, Jul. 18, 2008 - 3:55 PM   |   11 comments

Right now, at this very moment, 14 rising high school seniors have committed to IU football for the class of 2009. The latest, Columbus quarterback Dustin Kiel and Carleton (Mich.) offensive lineman Charles Chapman, gave their verbal promise on Thursday. I talked to both this morning, and they fit into the mold of the kind of kids Bill Lynch has been recruiting — hard-working, talented, but slightly unknown.

But, wow, 14 commits? On July 18? That’s quite a bit. So much so, that I went back through IU’s commits from the past few years (thank you, Hoosier Nation) to see how this group stacks up so far.

2008 — 14 commits on July 18

2007 — 12


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Fun with IU salary database

By   |   Friday, Jul. 18, 2008 - 3:26 PM   |   5 comments

Have you seen the IU salary database? It’s right here, at heraldtimesonline.com. OK, so it’s not free. But really, what’s six bucks a month? It’s a gallon of gas, and a beer at Kilroy’s on Tuesday. Think about signing up.
I’ve been playing around with the database, mainly because I love this kind of stuff. It’s a little sick, looking at all of these salaries. But the fact that we provide last name and initials (Crean, TA instead of Tom Crean) helps me to get over that viewpoint pretty quickly.

So, not all of you are going to click. That is why I am here – to tease you. Here are the top salaries within IU athletics:

Tom Crean (head men’s basketball coach) – $600,000

Rick Greenspan (for now, athletics director) – $309,600

Bill Lynch (head football coach) – $258,750


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Lynch lands another

By   |   Friday, Jul. 18, 2008 - 10:05 AM   |   13 comments

The Indiana football team nabbed its 14th commitment for the class of 2009 earlier today, when Michigan lineman Charlie Chapman called the coaching staff to announce that he’d like to play for the Hoosiers.

He fits the profile for what IU coaches want from their offensive linemen, standing 6-6, 295 pounds. Scout.com considers him the 94th-best offensive tackle in the country.

We’ll have more on this (and on Columbus QB Dustin Kiel, who committed Thursday night) later today.



IU secures 12th commitment

By   |   Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2008 - 5:57 PM   |   18 comments

Just got off the phone with Lawrence Barnett, a cornerback out of Fort Wayne Bishop Luers. He’s committed to IU for the class of 2009, giving coach Bill Lynch 12 verbal promises.

Barnett, a two-star recruit according to scout.com, said early playing time was his biggest reason for choosing Indiana over Michigan State and Central Michigan.

“I did a little bit of homework on them,” Barnett said in a phone conversation. “What their depth charts looked like.

“I’d rather go to a college where I can go in and compete for a position that is open, rather than a position that somebody already has.”

Barnett also has return ability. He said he return eight punts and kickoffs for touchdowns in 2007, though four were called back because of penalties.



So, who’s gonna guard Jeff Teague?

By   |   Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2008 - 5:16 PM   |   23 comments

Well, it’s official. Indiana will travel to Wake Forest on Dec. 3 to play the Demon Deacons in the annual Big Ten/ACC Slaughter…I mean challenge.

The rest of the schedule’s below, if you want to know.

I’d like to personally thank Mr. ESPN Schedule Maker Guy for giving IU the 7:15 game. Better deadline.


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