1. HOOSIERS HQ
Indiana basketball officially announced it’s third-rated recruiting class, one that pushes the program another step forward, Dustin writes.
The reunion of IU’s Jordan Hulls and Butler’s Erik Fromm, former high school teammates, are among the nuggets in this week’s Trending Now, I wrote.
ICYMI, a transcript of Thursday’s IU sports chat, with Dustin and I.
2. IT’S INDIANA
Finals week is over, and it’s back to basketball for IU, UK and U of L, Rick Bozich of WDRB.com writes.
Butler has a date with IU on Saturday but could be changing conferences again soon in the wake of Big East defections, David Woods of the Indianapolis Star writes.
Butler’s Rotnei Clarke was the Damon Bailey of Oklahoma in high school, David Woods of the Indianapolis Star writes.
3. HISTORY LESSON
Mississippi State and Loyola (Ill.) will meet on the hardwood to celebrate a little-known game that helped change the civil rights landscape in 1963, Dana O’Neil of ESPN.com writes.