Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
Indiana didn’t start a three-guard lineup and displayed a variety of lineup options in the exhibition win over Ottawa, Mike writes.

The Hoosiers flashed their potential in terms of effort, intensity and defense during the stretch run against the Gee-Gees, I wrote.

Four up, four down and four to go is where IU football finds itself heading into November, Andy writes.

The IU soccer team needs a road win at Michigan State today to play at home in the Big Ten Tournament, I wrote.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Indiana went big with “rebounding buddies” Thomas Bryant and Max Bielfeldt in its exhibition opener, Chris Goff of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette writes.

The Hoosiers fixed their turnovers in the second half to pull away from Ottawa, Michael Hughes of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

Seven reasons Indiana mostly looked better than last year in the exhibition opener, Rick Bozich of WDRB.com writes.

Five things to know in the wake of the Hoosiers’ season debut, Justin Albers of AllHoosiers.com writes.

Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard is frustrated by a nagging groin injury that will limit his mobility against Indiana on Saturday, Chad Leistikow of the Des Moines Register writes.

Cody Zeller took the floor for the Charlotte Hornets Tuesday, then bled all over it after taking an elbow from Joakim Noah, Eric Freeman at Yahoo.com writes.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
This seems an appropriate choice — “Pictures At An Exhibition” by Emerson, Lake & Palmer live at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium in 1977.

6 comments

  1. Kind of an interesting quote from Blackmon, Jr. noting when Bryant & Max both are on the court, “seems like everything’s carved out when I go in to rebound”. Said the guy with no rebounds last night (per IU’s box score).

  2. I have high expectations for this team this year. No excuses, no building.

    I didn’t get a chance to see the game last night. But Bozich’s write-up/analysis was interesting. Better defense, good shot selection, and good contributions from the new guys.

    But there is one thing, and this drives me crazy with Crean’s teams: excessive turnovers. Especially from Troy Williams who should be past this stuff by now. 6 turnovers? Good heavens.

    Where’s Harvard? Harv! Basketball season. I’m flashing the bat signal.

  3. The Yahoo article seemed to try to go out of its way to say that Noah’s elbow to Cody’s face was inadvertent. After seeing the replay, I’m not so sure.

  4. That elbow to Cody’s face did not look inadvertent to me. I watched that replay several times. At best it was very careless. But in reality, it was intentional. And was Noah even called for a foul? My guess is that, for several reasons, Cody is not, within a group of his peers, on the list of the most popular NBA players right now. My guess is that Cody will experience more such “inadvertent” contact like that in the future. If he continues to tolerate it, he’ll continue to get it.

  5. DD, define or quantify your “high expectations.” 30 win season, a winning record, or just more wins than last year? A Big Ten championship, Sweet 16, elite eight, or final four? Interested to know what your specific expectations are.

  6. Williams reminds me of a kid I played with In jr. high school. Always flailing, falling and mopping up the court with his uniform. Most of the time it was unnecessary.

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