Indiana Hoosiers running back Cole Gest 5 runs the ball during the Indiana Florida International football game at the FIU football stadium in Miami Fla. Thursday Sept. 1 2016. Chris Howell | HSR

Hoosier Morning for Sept. 9

1. HOOSIERS HQ
Freshman running back Cole Gest has the speed, now he just needs to add a little pace, plus other notes Mike writes.

There’s a Neu era taking shape at Ball State, one that would be bolstered by a win at Indiana, Mike writes.

Minus preseason All-American defender Grant Lillard, the Indiana men’s soccer team will host Maryland in a top-5 showdown, I wrote.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Former Ball State kicker Steven Schott remembers his game-winning kick against IU in 2012 well, Dakota Crawford of the Muncie Star-Press writes.

Both Indiana and Ball State will be looking to clean up last week’s mistakes when they play each other, Michael Marot of the Associated Press writes.

IU is eager to end its losing streak against Ball State, Jordan Guskey of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

Keys to victory for Indiana in its home opener against Ball State, Lydia Knoll of HoosierHuddle.com writes.

Former Hoosier Darius Latham is among the undrafted rookies ready to prove their worth for the Raiders, Josh Dubow of the Associated Press writes.

The IU soccer team will have to modify its lineup for the biggest Big Ten game of the season against Maryland tonight, Zain Pyarali of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

The Lindy’s college basketball preview magazine picks Indiana to finish a surprising sixth in the Big Ten, Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall writes.

The top six reasons why IU recruiting target Paul Scruggs going to a California prep school is a good idea, Kent Sterling of kentsterling.com writes.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
For the speedy young Mr. Gest, Coldplay with “Speed of Sound.”