Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
The MLB postseason has provided yet another stage for Kyle Schwarber stories, Mike writes.

Injuries to Collin Hartman and Thomas Bryant are giving Indiana basketball’s depth a preseason test, Mike writes.

The hardwood Hoosiers are already learning that their biggest challenge this season comes from within, I wrote.

Rutgers football coach Kyle Flood will eagerly return to the sideline after suspension this week at Indiana, Mike writes.

The “IU 10” will be honored this Homecoming weekend, a reconciliation that is “almost a miracle,” Michael Reschke writes.

The IU soccer team is looking to finish off a big road win at Maryland tonight, Andy writes.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo says IU’s Tom Crean is as at peace as he’s seen in five years entering a pivotal season, Eamonn Brennan of ESPN.com writes.

Yogi Ferrell says IU has moved on from the emotional dismissal of Emmitt Holt, Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star writes.

With five teams in the coaches’ top 25, including Indiana at No. 15, the Big Ten is again among the best conferences in the country, Joe Rexrode and Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press write.

IU freshman Thomas Bryant and senior transfer Max Bielfeldt share a burden for this Hoosier team, Brody Miller of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

Everything old is new again for Bielfeldt after transferring from Michigan to Indiana, Brendan F. Quinn of MLive.com writes.

On defense, visiting Johns Hopkins and Bielfeldt’s role, Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall writes.

Jim Harbaugh’s move to Michigan hasn’t changed the family dynamic with Tom Crean, Lev Facher of The Michigan Daily writes.

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood and oddsmakers expect Nate Sudfeld to play on Saturday, Dan Duggan of the Newark Star-Ledger writes.

Film study on the Indiana defense against Penn State, by Dan at puntjohnpunt.com.

Tyra Buss is set to take over the point guard position for the IU women’s basketball team, Teddy Bailey of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
A song for the Toms, Izzo and Crean — “Peace” by Depeche Mode live in 2009.