Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
There were some positives in the IU win, but Bellarmine left Indiana with enough negatives to sharpen the Hoosiers’ focus heading into the regular season, Mike writes.

This final exhibition game brought out the best and worst in the Hoosiers, I wrote.

IU football pushed back its day off and practiced on Monday in preparation for Michigan, Mike writes.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Beyond any drama on the court, the real suspense this week for Indiana will come in recruiting with Mario Kegler and De’Ron Davis both planning to announce decisions, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

Indiana’s list of lessons learned grew yet again against Bellarmine, Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star writes.

Nine takeaways from Monday’s exhibition game that had both IU and Bellarmine feeling good about some things, Eric Crawford of WDRB.com writes.

Former Hoosier Victor Oladipo spoke to the current IU team on Sunday as he returned to the state of Indiana with the Orlando Magic, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.

The end of the line is coming for IU quarterback Nate Sudfeld, who will play his final home game as a Hoosier on Saturday, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
In honor of IU’s Dickensian approach on Monday, here’s Styx with “The Best of Times.”