Hoosier Morning for Sept. 16

1. HOOSIERS HQ
Senior Megan Tallman is enjoying a turnaround start to the season by IU volleyball, Mike writes.

A quartet of Hoosier rookies made their NFL debuts, at least on the roster, last weekend, Andy writes.

James Blackmon is hungry to get back on the court after missing most of last season with a torn ACL, Mike writes.

The Hoosiers are still working on their 2017 basketball recruiting class, as I discuss with Alex McCarthy in the latest episode of Hall Pass.

2. IT’S INDIANA
As James Blackmon Jr. and Robert Johnson return to full strength, they also have new responsibilities for the Hoosiers, Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star writes.

James Blackmon is looking to take on a new form of leadership as a junior, Chris Goff of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette writes.

Former Hoosier guard Victor Oladipo says it’s only a matter of time before NBA players follow Colin Kaepernick’s lead in protesting during the national anthem, ESPN.com reports.

Indiana at Wisconsin and Indiana at Purdue both fall in the top five Big Ten conference games this year, according to Matt Norlander of CBS Sports.

A pair of fifth-year seniors along the offensive line are relishing their final season at IU, Nick Reith of IUHoosiers.com writes.

A look at how IU football recruits fared last week in this roundup, from Brian McGuire at HoosierHuddle.com.

IU women’s soccer took a tough loss at Northwestern to open Big Ten play, Cameron Drummond of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
Since I don’t have a Snickers to give a hungry James Blackmon, I instead offer “Hungry Eyes” by Merle Haggard.