Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
IU Hall of Famer Milt Campbell, who became the first African-American to win the Olympic decathlon in 1956, among his many athletic pursuits, died Friday at 78, the Associated Press reports.

A review of Week 9 of the IU football season shows how far the Hoosiers have come and how big the next game is, Andy writes.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Tom Crean has rebuilt Indiana in the tradition of teams from its past, and the Hoosiers’ success is helping push the Big Ten ahead of the Big East, according to this double dip from Dick “Hoops” Weiss of the New York Daily News.

The Indiana football team was the most unlikely BCS contender ever, and that was before Saturday’s win over Iowa, Yahoo! Sports’ Dan Wetzel wrote.

Indiana really is in the hunt for the Rose Bowl, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

3. BIG TEN COUNTRY
The final exhibition game was a step back for John Groce’s inaugural Illinois basketball team, Loren Tate of the Champaign News-Gazette writes.

4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
All this Rose Bowl talk makes you wonder if this is the chance of a lifetime in a lifetime of chance as Dan Fogelberg puts it in “Run For The Roses.”