1. HOOSIERS HQ
IU basketball plans on turning up the defensive pressure this season, Mike writes.
Soon-to-be IU Hall of Famer Harold Mauro was destined to wear Crimson, whether at IU or Alabama, Andy writes.
The IU women’s soccer team let a late lead slip away Wednesday night but still qualified for its first Big Ten Tournament in three years, we reported.
2. IT’S INDIANA
The incredible comeback of Kyle Schwarber, who adds World Series hero to draft room secret weapon on his resume, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports writes.
The Cubs’ story this World Series is Schwar and Peace, Mike Lupica writes for sportsonearth.com.
The matchup to watch between Indiana and Maryland is tight end Danny Friend vs. linebacker Jermaine Carter, Jr., Alex Compton of HoosierHuddle.com writes.
Maryland could well unleash more trick plays on Indiana, Roman Stubbs of the Washington Post writes.
IU backup defensive end Niles Sykes is still looking for consistency after a breakout game at Northwestern, Taylor Lehman of the Indiana Daily Student writes.
Experience and leadership are set to drive IU women’s basketball to success this year, Jake Thomer of the Indiana Daily Student writes.
3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
For Schwarber, “Spill the Wine” by War.