Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
One year after surviving a gas explosion, former Hoosier Lisa Nouanesengsy’s fighting spirit is providing inspiration, I wrote.

Purdue beat IU to reclaim the Golden Boot, while Minnesota topped IU volleyball, we reported.

2. IT’S INDIANA
In the chase for bowl bids, Indiana is a surprising favorite among the borderline Big Ten teams to do so, ESPN.com says.

Yogi Ferrell ranks among the nation’s top 10 point guards, according to The Sporting News.

Yogi also ranks among the top 10 lead guards in the country, according to Rob Dauster of NBCsports.com.

Indiana also boasts the third-best overall backcourt nationally, according to Dauster and NBCsports.com.

James Blackmon Jr. ranks among the nation’s top 10 shooting guards, according to The Sporting News.

Victor Oladipo talks Dwyane Wade, expectations at Indiana, R&B singing and more in an interview with Dana Scott of Complex Sports.

3. BIG TEN COUNTRY
More seizures pushed Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill into immediate retirement on Wednesday, Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes.

4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
All I need is a good excuse to pull out some 80s schmaltz, so thanks to Lisa Nouanesengsy, here’s “You’re the Inspiration” by Chicago.