Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
Three games against ranked opponents in the next six days will be crucial for the Hoosiers, Dustin writes.

A breakdown of the individual matchups between Indiana and Wisconsin, via Dustin.

2. IT’S INDIANA
The Badgers are making a living at the free-throw line, although that didn’t happen in the first matchup with IU, Jim Polzin of the Wisconsin State Journal writes.

Close games have been a bugaboo for Indiana this season, playing the third-most close games in the Big Ten, and the data reveals why the Hoosiers have struggled, Seth Hendrickson of Inside the Hall writes.

James Blackmon Jr. is walking in his father’s footsteps and making a name for himself at Marion, but he’s ready to help the Hoosiers soon, Kyle Neddenriep of the Indianapolis Star writes.

From Eric Sr. to sons Eric Jr., Evan and Eron, the Gordons are the first family of basketball in Indianapolis, Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star writes.

Eron Gordon sees himself becoming a point guard, but he’s far from knowing where he’ll spend his collegiate future, Justin Kenny of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

IU women’s senior Simone Deloach has professional aspirations, but she’s not done with the Hoosiers yet, Sam Beishuzen of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

The IU soccer team picked up its third commitment for the class of 2015 from defender Andrew Gutman of Hinsdale, Ill., topdrawersoccer.com reported.

3. BIG TEN COUNTRY
The cannibalistic nature of sports fans has reared its head in Iowa City with the Hawkeyes, Mike Hlas of the Cedar Rapids Gazette writes.

Minnesota center Elliott Eliason has made the leap from tiny town in Nebraska to Big Ten center, Amelia Rayno of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes.

4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
A dedication to the folks in Iowa — Fine Young Cannibals with “She Drives Me Crazy.”

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  1. #3 – The Big Ten country is worth a read. Point well stated. Maybe make it a must read before given access to to “Live Game Chat”.

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