Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
His teammates call him “Grandpa,” but old Ricky Jones is also a new and improved wide receiver for IU, Mike writes.

Freshman Kym Royster is among the players to make a big impression on IU women’s basketball coach Teri Moren this summer, Jon writes.

IU swimmer Lindsay Vrooman won the 800 free at the U.S. National Championships, her second title of the meet, we reported.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Success in the trenches will go a long way to lining up a special season for Indiana, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

New faces are vying to replace Tevin Coleman in the Hoosier backfield, Max Gabovitch of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette writes.

A Q-and-A with senior linebacker Zack Shaw, via Alex McCarthy of 247sports.com.

Former Hoosier Shane Wynn just keeps making plays and impressing in Browns camp, Dan Labb of cleveland.com writes.

Experience doesn’t matter when you hit like former Hoosier and current Cub Kyle Schwarber, Jonah Keri of Grantland.com writes (scroll to the bottom of the story).

3. BIG TEN COUNTRY
Complaints of gender discrimination against former Minnesota AD Norwood Teague date to 2012 when he was at VCU, with the initial complaint filed by Bloomington native Beth Morgan Cunningham — daughter of former IU baseball coach Bob Morgan and then the VCU women’s basketball coach, Brandon Stahl of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes.

4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
Here’s one for Ricky Jones, Steely Dan with “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number.”

4 comments

  1. (scroll to the bottom)….that’s funny. You did well Jeremy. You gave Kyle one sentence…I thought the Chicago Tribune piece was far more insightful …The “freak of nature” quote, his crazy good numbers at the opening of the story, and the additional compliments from Bryant that talked of Kyle’s “presence” portrays a type of maturity beyond years, an “it factor” if you will, in Schwarber.
    Not sure of the last time the Cubs won 10 out of 11, but it’s likely somewhere around 20 years…. And it shouldn’t be ignored that the catapulting into a 3½ wildcard lead and much of the Cubs good fortunes and standout play in late July and early August are moving with the parallels Kyles clutch hitting and insertion into the lineup.

    Schwarber and Russell combined to go 10-for-29 in the series. Schwarber homered, doubled, scored six runs and drove in six runs. Russell hit two doubles, drove in three runs and scored three runs.

    (source).

    Please show me another rookie that drove in six runs in a debut series against the reigning World Champions… Not to mention, the Giants being one of the two NL teams the Cubs are battling against for a second wildcard position and the series having such crucial importance to maintaining wildcard hopes/positioning.. But why bother when we could have a hundred more stories and sentences of Tom Crean’s direct hotline to God? Now that’s news!

  2. Right now there is enough tape on Schwarber that opposing pitchers should start seeing his tendencies. However a couple of pitching coaches have mentioned that his plate coverage is one of the bests they have seem for a rookie. This means he will be a tough out for most pitchers.

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