Hoosier Morning

I find that pulling this off in the morning works better if you start before you go to bed at night. Regardless …

AT HOOSIERS HQ

Newly minted Herald-Times intern Robbie Levin and I examine what Nebraska will bring to the Big Ten in each of its programs.

IT’S INDIANA

Rick Bozich of the Louisville Courier Journal posted video from a speaking engagement Tom Crean had with former Louisville coach Denny Crum in Jeffersonville.

Rick’s son and our good friend Alex Bozich posts on the event as well on Inside the Hall.

Mike Hutsell of the Jeffersonville News and Tribune writes a lengthier article on the event.

Terry Hutchens of the Indianapolis Star says an East-West divisional split in the Big Ten could be a problem for Indiana and Purdue.

TOM IZZO WATCH — THE END

Joe Rexrode of the Lansing State Journal reports that Izzo is “staying for life.”

Mitch Albom of the Detroit Free Press says Izzo searched his soul and made the right call.

Alexander Wolff of Sports Illustrated writes that college basketball benefits from Izzo staying.

Dana O’Neill of ESPN.com says that Izzo’s decision is just one more way college sports avoided what appeared to be imminent Armageddon in recent months.

The Associated Press compiled some quotes from various Michigan State related luminaries who are also pleased.

EXPANSION

The dust has settled some now that the Big 12 has stuck together, but there are reports that Utah will join the Pac-10.

Myron Medcalf of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune weighs in on how to divide the Big Ten.

Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press wonders if this is really it and says the Big Ten’s efforts are a net failure.

Tom Davis of the Fort Wayne News Sentinel says Notre Dame was smart to stay out of the Big Ten.

BIG TEN FOOTBALL

Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka signed his contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal thinks Bret Bielema’s push to have Nebraska as Wisconsin’s end of season rival is  bad idea.

BIG TEN BASKETBALL

Expect to see a flurry of scholarship offers by Michigan to Class of 2012 recruits, including Yogi Ferrell and Gary Harris, reports Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press.

This is a few days old, but we haven’t had it in here. Northwestern is taking a foreign tour to Italy, the Chicago Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein reports.

Wisconsin secured a commitment from 6-7 forward Sam Dekker, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.

TAKE A LOOK

Last Gaslight Anthem track of the week I promise. But here’s one of my favorites on the new album played at Bonnaroo last week.

2 comments

  1. This Drew sharp thinks the B10 results in conference expansion is a failure, he must have a temperature and a stuffed up brain. Being able to hold a conference championship game and not calling it an asset at least as big as the addition of Nebraska that makes it happen is avoiding anything positive. But on second thought how could anybody in Detroit identify anything positive.

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