Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
New IU baseball coach Chris Lemonis is finding a surplus of pitching his biggest problem as the start of the season approaches, Mike writes.

Teams are learning that going small, then exploiting Indiana’s interior defense, is the way to go against the Hoosiers, so now IU must counter, I wrote.

A loose piece of paper injured Robert Johnson Sunday, while Devin Davis will not return this season for No. 22 IU, Mike writes.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Indiana AD Fred Glass says taking the heat is part of his job, but that Tom Crean’s job is not in danger in the first part of a Q-and-A with Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.

Beat writers for Indiana and Purdue break down the rivalry game, Chris Goff and Kyle Rowland of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette write.

Purdue must break out of a recent rebounding funk in order to beat Indiana, Mitch Lyon of the Purdue Exponent writes.

A look at Ohio State’s defense and Indiana’s lack thereof in the latest film session, from Ryan Corazza of Inside the Hall.

Will A.J. Hammons and Isaac Haas play together against Indiana, and other questions answered by Nathan Baird of the Lafayette Journal & Courier.

Indiana has a six-seed in the latest NCAA projections from bracketologist Andy Bottoms via Assembly Call.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
It was Sunday, and Robert Johnson slipped on a paper, hence “Sunday Papers” by Joe Jackson live in 1980.