Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
Tom Crean says Indiana trusted its defense at the end of the Minnesota game, and defense let the Hoosiers down, Dustin writes.

Big Ten coaches say the Marcus Smart situation is a sign of the times, including some blame for social media, Dustin writes.

The IU men’s soccer team signed its biggest class of the Todd Yeagley era, and for good reason with so many holes to fill, I wrote.

2. IT’S INDIANA
New IU defensive coordinator Brian Knorr is up for the challenge of turning around the Hoosiers, Brian Bennett of ESPN.com writes.

Not unlike the football team, Indiana basketball fumbled away postseason hopes against Minnesota, Alex McCarthy of Inside Indiana writes (free).

The inconsistencies and steady stream of close games make this year’s IU basketball team more entertaining than last year’s, Evan Hoopfer of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

An evaluation of Noah Vonleh’s strengths and weaknesses in a scouting video by Draft Express, via Inside the Hall.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
Just for Mr. Hoopfer, from Gladiator, “Are you not entertained?”