Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
Oakland boasts one of the nation’s top 3-point shooters, a challenge for the Indiana defense when the Grizzlies visit Assembly Hall tonight, Dustin wrote.

The role of senior leader, particularly on the court, hasn’t come easy for Will Sheehey, Dustin writes.

The Woody Hayes-Clemson history aside, the Big Ten has a chance to do itself proud during bowl season, Andy writes.

Wisconsin sits atop the season’s first Big Ten power rankings, I wrote.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Tom Crean’s Hoosiers can play fast, but it’s the playing smart part that’s still a work in progress, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

Noah Vonleh was Big Ten Freshman of the Week again and looks to keep it rolling against Oakland, Dan Korb of the Evansville Courier & Press writes.

The 2014 Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary Team includes former Hoosiers Calbert Cheaney, Greg Graham and Pat Graham, and Chris Lawson per hoopshall.com.

In case you missed it, John Calipari again assigns all blame for ending the IU-Kentucky series on Indiana, via zagsblog.com.

3. BIG TEN COUNTRY
A team-first approach is what stands out about a Michigan team still finding its way, Seth Davis of SI.com writes.

Michigan State could be without three starters against Oakland on Saturday, and Branden Dawson needs to emerge from his funk, Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press writes.

4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
Did somebody say funk? How about Grand Funk Railroad and “I’m Your Captain.”