Hoosier Morning for Sept. 28

1. HOOSIERS HQ
Redshirt sophomore Timmy Mehl is giving the IU men’s soccer team his chill as the Hoosiers ready for an unbeaten showdown with Butler tonight, I wrote.

The lack of turnovers against Wake Forest was a disappointment for IU defensive coordinator Tom Allen, Mike writes.

New IU basketball commit Justin Smith has some bounce to his game, Mike writes.

2. IT’S INDIANA
The son of Illinois graduates, Justin Smith never felt the Hoosier hate, Mike Helfgot of the Chicago Tribune writes.

IU basketball practice begins on Friday, capping off a big week for the Hoosiers, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

The matchup to watch against Michigan State will be IU linebacker Marcus Oliver vs. MSU quarterback Tyler O’Connor, Alex Compton of HoosierHuddle.com writes.

Jordan Howard could become the next great Bears running back, suggests YahooSports.com.

Tevin Coleman is part of a 50-50 backfield split that has fueled the Atlanta Falcons offense, UPI.com reports.

It will be a top-10 showdown of unbeatens on the pitch at Armstrong Stadium tonight as Butler visits IU, Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star writes.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
For Mr. Timmy Mehl, from the opening of “The Big Chill,” Marvin Gaye with “Heard It Through the Grapevine.”