Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
IU defensive coordinator Doug Mallory says his defense is closer to success than it appears, Dustin writes.

The Hoosiers should be wary of Minnesota, which proved it was no pushover with last week’s win over Nebraska, Andy writes.

Kaila Hulls made her college basketball debut after a two-year delay in the IU women’s exhibition opener, Mike wrote.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Hoosier fans gave Victor Oladipo a warm welcome “home” Tuesday night against the Indiana Pacers, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.

As a rookie, Oladipo is learning on the job with 81 games to go, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

A productive offseason, which included drafting Cody Zeller, could result in a 12-win improvement for the Charlotte Bobcats, Tom Sorensen of the Charlotte Observer writes.

The Indiana offensive line just keeps playing through the pain, David Woods of the Indianapolis Star writes.

Devin Robinson will make his college decision today, with Florida and Indiana the favorites among the four finalists, Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall writes.

3. BIG TEN COUNTRY
Michigan’s Mitch McGary is day to day as the season approaches with a lower back injury, the Associated Press reports.

Purdue center A.J. Hammons has been suspended three games for an unspecified violation of team rules, the AP reports.

Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase’s father has been given a one-year campus ban after an altercation at Saturday’s game against Michigan State, the AP reports.

In case you missed it, earlier this week Penn State agreed to a $56.7 settlement with 26 victims in the Jerry Sandusky case, the AP reported.

4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
Since Hoosier Morning will be absent Thursday due to Big Ten Media Day duties, we celebrate Halloween a day early with “Time Warp” from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

4 comments

  1. Fred Glass was quoted in Inside Indiana’s most recent issue as saying that IU’s football revenues are $4.5 million a year and that Michigan’s football revenues are $147.5 million a year. I hope that was an exaggeration. If not, that would make October 19th’s game at The Big House a moral victory for IU.

    The exact quote was, “When you make $4.5 million a year in football revenues and Michigan makes $147.5 million a year, that means you can’t do everything like Michigan does.”

    If those numbers are correct, it points to a severe support problem with IU’s students, alumni and Hoosier fans living in Indiana. Come on folks, buy tickets and go to the football games. Bloomington is beautiful this time of year, it’s now a beautiful stadium, and IU football tickets are cheap.

  2. Po, I have no supporting #’s but I would believe Meatchicken would do 6x the ticket revenue IU does. I’ve heard IU sells right at $2m in tickets over the past 2 seasons per home game. I would not be surprised if that team up North was at $10-13m. II’s #’s would indicate the difference is 32x the $. Typo? I doubt AD Glass does not know the #’s.

  3. Po, I have a feeling that someone made a mistake. USA Today, in a May 7, 2013 article listed athletic revenues for Division I schools for the 2012 – 2013 year.

    Michigan was at $140 M
    IU was at 73 M

    Those numbers are for the entire athletic department, not just football.

  4. Maybe Glass was using the numbers loosely, as a figure of speech to make a point, which is that IU football does not generate nearly as much football revenue as Michigan does, and therefore IU is limited in what it can do as compared to Michigan. But I was shocked when I read that quote.

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