Hardy, Porter named All-Big Ten; Hoeppner expects Hardy back

Indiana junior cornerback Tracy Porter and sophomore wide receiver James Hardy earned All-Big Ten honors, the conference announced Tuesday. Both received second-team accolades from the conference media and honorable mention from the conference head coaches.

Additionally, senior safety Will Meyers was selected as Indiana’s representative for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award

At a press conference Tuesday to wrap up Indiana’s season, IU coach Terry Hoeppner said he expects Hardy to return next year for his junior season, rather than leaving for the NFL. Hoeppner said he had just talked with Hardy Tuesday morning before Hardy left for Thanksgiving break.