Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
IU basketball coach is now part of the family for Bloomington native and ALS patient Brian Jones, who attended his first game at Assembly Hall since 1990 on Sunday, I wrote.

There’s not shortage of selling points for Tom Crean to give prospective big men, Mike writes.

Indiana is 4-0 in the Big Ten when Yogi Ferrell scores in single digits, perhaps an indicator of how IU’s offense functions best, I wrote.

IU baseball finally made it home from Stanford to find itself ranked and Nick Ramos Big Ten player of the week, we reported.

2. IT’S INDIANA
A dominant rebounding and 3-point shooting performance went hand-in-hand against Minnesota in the latest film session by Ryan Corazza of Inside the Hall.

With 26 days left to Selection Sunday, IU is feeling good about returning to the NCAA Tournament, Chris Goff of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette writes.

A shooting performance like Sunday vs. Minnesota is why no team will want to see the Hoosiers in March, Justin Albers of Scout.com writes.

A spring preview of IU football and an early look at what the Hoosiers might look like in 2015, by Tom Dienhart of BTN.com.

The annual scrutiny of the NFL Combine arrives in Indianapolis this week, although the Hoosiers’ Tevin Coleman won’t participate, Reggie Hayes of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

Tevin Coleman won’t participate in the NFL Combine as he recovers from foot surgery in December, but it’s unclear how much injury concerns could cost the “home-run hitter” in the draft, Bryan Fischer of NFL.com reports.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
A song dedication for Brian Jones this morning — Cheech and Chong with “Basketball Jones.”