Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
Nobody told the Indiana basketball team that expectations were supposed to be lower this year, I wrote.

Positions don’t mean what they used to when it comes to the versatile IU basketball roster, Dustin writes.

Coaches at Big Ten Media Day were wary of how rule changes might impact the game, Dustin wrote.

James Blackmon Jr. recommitted to Indiana Thursday night, Dustin wrote.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Both Minnesota and Indiana football are trying to show signs of growth under third-year coaches, Amelia Rayno of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes.

Fixing third-down woes on both sides of the ball would go a long way to helping the Hoosiers, Michael Marot of the Associated Press writes.

The Gophers will have their hands full with Indiana’s high-powered offense, Marcus Fuller of the St. Paul Pioneer Press writes.

Former Hoosiers Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller signed with Jordan Brand on Wednesday, Matt Moore of CBSsports.com writes.

Cody Zeller struggled in his NBA debut Wednesday night, Cody Williams of Rant Sports writes.

3. BIG TEN COUNTRY
New coaches at Northwestern and Minnesota add youth and speed to Big Ten basketball, Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports writes.

4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
“Great Expectations” by Gaslight Anthem. Ta da!