1. HOOSIERS HQ
A quartet of current and former IU medical staffers wrote an open letter refuting Todd Jadlow’s claims of physical abuse by former IU coach Bob Knight, but the former player stands by the claims in his new book Mike writes.
IU basketball starts the hunt for a new point guard with tonight’s exhibition game against Hope College, Mike writes.
The Big Bacon package of Tyler Natee and Zander Diamont was one of Kevin Wilson’s brainstorming ideas, Mike writes.
Indiana has 14 swimmers littering the rosters for the upcoming USA College Challenge at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, we reported.
2. IT’S INDIANA
Kyle Schwarber is the x-factor for the Cubs as they head back to Cleveland, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune writes.
JUCO transfer Freddie McSwain is looking forward to bringing a linebacker presence to the Hoosiers when healthy, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.
The Hoosiers hope sophomore Juwan Morgan grows into a bigger role this season, Chris Goff of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette writes.
The starters, the freshmen and the point guard are three things to watch in the exhibition opener, Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star writes.
Cody Zeller agreed to a four-year, $56 million extension with the Hornets, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports.
Victor Oladipo did even better, receiving a four-year, $84 million extension with the Thunder, Erik Thorne of The Oklahoman writes.
Zander Diamont’s decision to remain a Hoosier is paying dividends on the field for IU, Andrew Hussey of the Indiana Daily Student writes.
Team captains say there’s no quit in 2-6 Rutgers as Indiana comes to town, Ryan Dunleavy of the Newark Star-Ledger writes.
Know the opponent, a Rutgers team in transition, Sammy Jacobs of HoosierHuddle.com writes.
Former IU running back Jordan Howard accumulated over 200 yards from scrimmage in the Bears’ Monday night win, Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times writes.
A new season brings even higher expectations for the Indiana wrestling team, Ryan Schuld of the Indiana Daily Student writes.
3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
In honor of the open letter causing a stir today, here’s Robert Plant and Alison Krauss with “Please Read the Letter.”