Hoosier Morning

Indiana wide receiver Damarlo Belcher stiff-arms the Western Kentucky defender. Chris Howell | Herald-Times

STARTING FIVE

1. INDIANA FOOTBALL

The Hoosiers are having no problem accepting new coach Kevin Wilson and are getting right to work, Dustin wrote.

Belcher is a good example of the leaner Hoosiers, the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel’s Pete DiPrimio wrote.

Because of an injury he played with all season, Tandon Doss will only go through interviews at the Combine, Dustin wrote. James Brewer is trying to focus on what comes next, the IDS’ Justin Alberts wrote. Terrance Turner has little margin for error, the IDS’ Connor O’Gara wrote.

2. INDIANA BASKETBALL

In the postgame Q&A, I talk about intrigue in the final games, next week’s schedule and Ohio State.

The road does not get easier for the Hoosiers, who now face Ohio State, the IDS’ Greg Rosenstein wrote.

In case you missed it, Austin Etherington and Cody Zeller will play both in the Derby Festival Classic. Here is ticket info.

3. BIG TEN BASKETBALL

Penn State kept its tournament hopes alive by beating Northwestern badly, the Chicago Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein wrote.

Here are the updated Big Ten standings.

4. SOMETHING TO READ

I always try to read what L. Jon Wertheim writes, and he failed to disappoint here. His Sports Illustrated profile of former NHLer turned prisoner Mike Danton (now a college student playing college hockey in Canada) is the kind of stuff that made SI so good for so long.

Mike Danton recalls clearly the moment he hit rock bottom. In April 2004 the fourth-line center for the St. Louis Blues sat crying on the upper bunk of a Santa Clara (Calif.) County jail cell. He was 23 years old and had been charged with a felony less than two weeks earlier. The internal chaos born from his disjointed and dysfunctional childhood had erupted in spectacular fashion. “And now I’m thinking, I’m f—–, I’m never going to be able to play hockey again. And then it’s like, Who’s going to give me a chance to be their husband, to get close to their family?”

5. ONE FOR THE ROAD

Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues.”

6 comments

  1. Dustin- The last part of your article, about team nutrition, can be corroborated by my observations. Yesterday I saw Coach Wilson and two other staff members (I think Ekeler and another bald guy) at the Bloomingfoods Deli, eating baked tempeh, brown rice, salad, and roasted chicken.

    Looks like Coach practices what he preaches. Funny (in a good way) to see beer-drinking tough guys eating health food.

  2. Wow loved the song, but the video end with a train crash!

    I think Tandon Doss will be a late late pick now…. He needed to show people what he could do at the combine. I would have like to see him at IU for one more year.

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