1. HOOSIERS HQ
In the absence of James Blackmon Jr., Thomas Bryant has begun to assert himself at a higher level, Mike writes.
If nothing else, Indiana showed the fight, grit and pride that had been missing in its triple OT win, I wrote.
Michigan State dominated the boards in holding off the IU women Thursday, 69-60, we reported.
2. IT’S INDIANA
Avon’s Bryant Fitzgerald could be one of several new IU recruits to contribute early next season, Teddy Bailey writes for the Indianpolis Star.
Indiana defensive line signee Tramar Reece is a study in triumph over tragedy, Bob Putnam of the Tampa Bay Times writes.
A look at some of the signees who could make an impact early and some key quotes from coach Tom Allen, Sammy Jacobs of HoosierHuddle.com writes.
Forward Mason Toye put pen to paper on Wednesday to make his future with the IU soccer team secure, Richard Greco of NJ.com writes.
The Patriots are getting ready for the 1-2 punch of Devonta Freeman and former Hoosier Tevin Coleman from the Falcons in the Super Bowl, Chris Wesseling of NFL.com writes.
3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
From Thomas Bryant to B.J. Thomas, “I Just Can’t Help Believin’.”