1. HOOSIERS HQ
The mixing and matching of multiple lineups highlighted Indiana’s exhibition opener, I wrote.
Friday night lights are coming to the Big Ten, starting in 2017, Mike writes.
IU volleyball was swept by No. 2 Minnesota, we reported.
2. IT’S INDIANA
To no one’s surprise, Kyle Schwarber was one of many Cubs who played the hero in Game 7, Tony Andracki of csnchicago.com writes.
Kirkwood went crazy for the Cubs as Bloomington became a Chicago suburb for a night, Brody Miller of the Indiana Daily Student writes.
Thomas Bryant is back as a force for IU basketball, Chris Goff of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette writes.
Bryant is a member of the Associated Press preseason All-American team, Jim O’Connell of the AP writes.
Bob Knight’s act is getting old, and it doesn’t have to be this way between the coach and IU, Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star writes.
The freshman trio of Coy Cronk, Marcelino Ball and A’Shon Riggins are key cogs in the IU football machine, Jordan Guskey of the Indiana Daily Student writes.
On paper, the matchup between Indiana’s rushing offense and Rutgers’ porous rush defense is a mismatch, Ryan Dunleavy of the Newark Star-Ledger writes.
Numbers that matter as the Hoosiers head to Rutgers, including the fact IU is 0-2 vs. the Scarlet Knights, Sammy Jacobs of HoosierHuddle.com writes.
Jordan Howard earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors on Wednesday for his big Monday night performance, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune writes.
3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
Sending one out to Cubs’ fans everywhere this morning. Eddie Vedder with his Cubs tribute song, “All the Way.”