Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
After giving up a goal just 14 seconds into the match, the IU men’s soccer team rebounded with three first-half goals to knock off No. 8 St. Louis, I wrote.

The time is now for Indiana football’s passing game to get untracked, Mike wrote.

The Big Ten formally made recommendations to the NCAA similar to the Athlete Bill of Rights Indiana earlier presented, and IU quantified the value of an athletic scholarship on Wednesday, Mike wrote.

2. IT’S INDIANA
With IU basketball practice starting Friday, there are wide-ranging expectations for the Hoosiers in 2014-15, Mike Pegram of peegs.com writes.

Don’t repeat last year’s 17-15 record and don’t turn the ball over are focal points for IU basketball, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

Indiana safeties coach and defensive recruiting coordinator Noah Joseph shares a deep bond with the North Texas players who won the Heart of Texas Bowl with him last year, Brett Vito of the Denton Record-Chronicle writes.

Victor Oladipo hopes an offseason focused on developing mental skills results in improved leadership for the Orlando Magic, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.

A roundup of former Hoosiers in NBA training camps, which opened this week, from Alex Bozich at Inside the Hall.

IU recruiting target Shake Milton is taking the week to mull over his decision before making a commitment, Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star writes.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
For Noah Joseph and his former Mean Green proteges, “Deep in the Heart of Texas.”