Hoosier Morning

Indiana wants to make the trip to Maui memorable by winning, Mike writes.

A resilient team, a peaking Nate Sudfeld, fool’s gold for the defense and a contract extension for Kevin Wilson are among the things learned from IU football’s win at Maryland, Mike writes.

Ben Maurey’s first goal as a Hoosier couldn’t have come at a better time for IU soccer, I wrote.

Maui presents an opportunity for IU basketball to make a statement, Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star writes.

Indiana will try to pass the Maui test, starting with Wake Forest, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

Wake Forest heads to Maui still smarting from its first loss of the season last week, Dan Collins of the Winston-Salem Journal writes.

A film session on Thomas Bryant’s energy for the Hoosiers, by Ryan Corazza of Inside the Hall.

Not surprisingly, the state of Indiana produces the second-most college basketball players of any state in the nation, Brian Mull of NCAA.com writes.

Given a lead, the IU soccer team knew exactly what to do to advance past UConn, Michael Hughes of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

Ben Maurey finally found the net as a Hoosier to help IU get past the Huskies, Lionel Lim of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

From late last week — former Hoosier Tracy Porter is healthy and making a difference for the Chicago Bears, Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote.

A long-distance dedication to the Hoosiers in Hawaii, here’s Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole with “Over the Rainbow.”


  1. ^^^ “No man is an island..” .Not true…That man is…

    Didn’t former Hoosier and current Denver Bronco WR, Cody Latimer, have his first NFL touch down reception against the Bears yesterday…? Sorta surprised that didn’t get mentioned in your Hoosier Morning.
    Was Latimer a Wilson or Lynch recruit?

  2. Harv,

    Just catching up on weekend writing in white boxes reading. Glad to see you back and well.

    How do you feel about the Hoops team this year? I find them very compelling. Can’t wait for a Hau’oli La Ho’omakika’i in Maui.

  3. All kidding aside, he had a beautiful voice. I didn’t clip on the video initially…After doing so, I instantly recognized his rendition of “Somewhere over the Rainbow.” Didn’t realize “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole had passed away a few years back…and that’s a shame. May he rest in peace..

    Double Down-
    Compelling talent. Appalling direction.
    It’s akin to allowing a wonderful cut of prime beef to overcook on the fire at the hands of an amateur in charge of the grill….as you watch him endlessly turn over the meat, poke the meat, rotate unnecessarily, smother it in smoke because the coals had not settled properly…and proceed to carve with a pricy knife at the 90 degree through the gray of ruined potential…What was once prime cuts destroyed by over-manipulation and losing track of time during the flipping, poking, more flipping, more poking, removing, placing back on, etc, etc. ..But you sure looked good…You covered all the idiosyncrasies and lingo…Your apron was flashy while shrinking those wonderful cuts into flavorless slabs…You enjoyed yourself so much that you hadn’t realized they were on a hot grill for twenty minutes when only 15 was plenty …No need of resting the steak…It’s been long ruined while refusing the natural processes to enhance the flavors and provide the juices….It’s now ready for the next level: Put a bunch of A-1 steak sauce on it and just be happy that the guy at the grill isn’t responsible for all other dishes.

  4. oops…[click] on the video

    Oh, and thanks again, Double Down. Hope all is going better for you as well. I’m not sure how long this return will last. I may score in flurries and then go very cold and silent for long stretches again. I’m attempting to model this new technique of blogging after Eric Gordon on the hardwood. Sometimes magical…Sometimes powerful. Sometimes baffling as to why he can’t defend. Sometimes nothing but net..Sometimes just lost. But I’m no Eric Gordon…There’s no place for my game to find a next level.
    Any comparisons to such mastery is merely a delusion…. It’s easy to hide with words where no real dedication and drive existed. The life of a critic is a rather boxed-in existence.

  5. I was excited to see Latimer catch his first TD pass, but surprised it took him this long to do it? The commentator on the NFL channel said, “Denver’s scout team scored a touchdown.” Ouch! I’m guessing Latimer has been in Manning’s doghouse since he arrived in Denver. Unless his chemistry with the back-up QB is a lot better, I’m also guessing he’s not going to be playing for Denver next season. Given his lack of productivity and playing time, Denver has to feel that they wasted that second round draft pick. Latimer’s likely to be one of those guys that blossoms in a different system. Until then, he’s getting paid and staying healthy. I wish him well and hope he finds the right team.

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