1. HOOSIERS HQ
Amanda Cahill toughed out a sprained ankle and IU women’s basketball out-toughed Purdue, Jon writes.
The IU men are finding reason for optimism in the face of adversity with OG Anunoby out indefinitely, Mike writes.
The game against Penn State is shaping up to be a turning point for the Hoosiers, for better or worse, I wrote.
The Big Ten conference announced Thursday that IU will host the league baseball tournament in May, Mike writes.
2. IT’S INDIANA
James Blackmon Jr. showed the mental toughness at Penn State that the Hoosiers will need going forward, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.
OG Anunoby’s struggle to the live up to the hype was only further derailed by his knee injury, Mike DeCourcy of The Sporting News writes.
The latest film session focuses on the hustle plays of Zach McRoberts, by Ryan Corazza of Inside the Hall.
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, who visits Bloomington Saturday, says not to bet against his youthful Spartans, Matt Charboneau of the Detroit Free Press writes.
Purdue’s independent contractors couldn’t overcome IU women’s basketball’s teamwork down the stretch, Mike Carmin of the Lafayette Journal & Courier writes.
IU women’s basketball commit Grace Berger is leading with humility, Randy Whetstone Jr. of the Voice-Tribune writes.
Former Hoosier and Red Sox prospect Sam Travis is raring to go as he returns from last year’s ACL injury, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe writes.
3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
IU women’s basketball and Amanda Cahill were “Tuff Enuff,” as The Fabulous Thunderbirds sing.