Hoosier Morning for Jan. 23

1. HOOSIERS HQ
IU women’s basketball senior Alexis Gassion keeps proving the doubters wrong in her own determined, unselfish way, Jon writes.

The IU women are counting on sustained bench energy as Penn State visits tonight, Jon writes.

This is now a different IU men’s basketball team, but they need more of the same effort as Saturday moving forward, I wrote.

2. IT’S INDIANA
James Blackmon Jr. is turning up his level of play on defense, really, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

A look at the Hoosiers’ stops and scores down the stretch in the win over Michigan State in the latest film session, by Ryan Corazza of Inside the Hall.

Zach McRoberts went from an intramural team that stunk a year ago to the IU starting lineup vs. Michigan State, Rick Bozich of WDRB.com writes.

Indiana’s win over Syracuse in 1987 ranks as the No. 5 national championship game since 1985, Daniel Wilco of NCAA.com writes.

Former IU running back Tevin Coleman and the Atlanta Falcons are headed to the Super Bowl, IUHoosiers.com reports.

Lowell’s Jordan Jusevitch was just waiting on Indiana to offer, and when the Hoosiers did, he waited no more to be the first commit of the 2018 class, Mike Hutton of the Northwest Indiana Post-Tribune writes.

Miami running back Craig Nelson committed to the Hoosiers on Sunday night, the Indiana Daily Student reports.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
To celebrate Alexis Gassion, the aptly named No Doubt with “Simple Kind of Life.”