Hoosier Morning for May 9

1. HOOSIERS HQ
James Blackmon Jr. is signing with an agent and ending his IU career, I wrote.

New assistant basketball coach Tom Ostrom is ready to thrive at Indiana, Mike writes.

IU softball dropped its regular-season finale to Michigan State, we reported.

2. IT’S INDIANA
James Blackmon Jr. made his decision official on Monday, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

Yogi Ferrell was happy to be back home in Indianapolis, where he threw out the first pitch at the Indianapolis Indians game Monday, Dakota Crawford of the Muncie Star-Press writes.

A preview of IU players at the NBA Draft combine this week in Chicago, by Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall.

Interchangeable pieces, such as former Hoosier Eric Gordon, give the Houston Rockets a chance to knock off the San Antonio Spurs, Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle writes.

IU baseball visits No. 9 Kentucky in a nationally televised showdown, IUHoosiers.com reports.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
A fitting tune for James Blackmon Jr., “Bye Bye” by Jo Dee Messina.

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