1. HOOSIERS HQ
IU women’s basketball cruised past SMU and into the WNIT quarterfinals, Jon writes.
Indiana’s looking for consistency from its inconsistent stable of quarterbacks, Mike writes.
Outfielder Alex Krupa is regaining the form that made him one of the nation’s best JUCO baseball players as IU opens Big Ten play, Mike writes.
IU men’s swimming moved into fifth place at the NCAA Championships Thursday, we reported.
2. IT’S INDIANA
We don’t really know much about the coaching search, other than where there’s smoke, there may not be fire with Fred Glass, Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star writes.
Steve Alford wasn’t talking Indiana at Sweet 16 practice in Memphis on Thursday, Terry Hutchens of CNHI writes.
Patrick Ewing tops the list of candidates at Georgetown, a list that also includes Tom Crean, Peter Santo of the Washington Times writes.
Xavier’s steady rise in the Big East might be enough to keep Chris Mack when the likes of Indiana come calling, Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes.
Defense carried IU women’s basketball to another WNIT victory on Thursday, Jake Thomer of the Indiana Daily Student writes.
IU’s defensive line hopes to build on the success of 2016, TJ Inman of HoosierHuddle.com writes.
3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
In honor of IU’s coaching search, “Smoke On The Water” by Deep Purple.