Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
A long and patient courtship came to fruition on Thursday as 2016 big man De’Ron Davis committed to Tom Crean’s Hoosiers, Mike writes.

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh will be rooting for Indiana while he’s in Bloomington this weekend, at least in basketball, Mike writes.

Tyshee Towner has finally overcome an offseason injury, but she’s still catching up to Division I basketball as IU women’s basketball opens the season, Jon writes.

The IU soccer team is looking to win in the latest renewal of its rivalry with Maryland in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals, I wrote.

The Herald-Times’ 2015-16 Indiana basketball preview special section hits news stands today, including:
• Troy Williams is cursed with talent, something he hopes to turn into a blessing, Mike writes.
• Too many unknowns temper expectations for Tom Crean’s Hoosiers, I wrote.
• Also included are men’s player capsules, game-by-game opponent capsules and women’s player capsules, as well as by the numbers for both men’s and women’s teams.
• There is also a video preview discussing the upcoming men’s and women’s seasons here.

2. IT’S INDIANA
The state of Colorado’s premier player, De’Ron Davis, officially became a Hoosier on Thursday, Neil H. Devlin of the Denver Post writes.

A Q-and-A with De’Ron Davis on his decision to attend Indiana, Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall writes.

A look at Indiana’s defense against Bellarmine in the latest film session, by Ryan Corazza of Inside the Hall.

Maryland is the clear favorite in the Big Ten, with Indiana a close second, Jacob Gase of The Michigan Daily writes.

A preseason bracketology has Indiana as a No. 4 seed come March, Andy Bottoms of Assembly Call writes.

Yogi Ferrell is one of the top 20 most important players in college basketball, Raphielle Johnson of NBCsports.com writes.

There’s a ripple effect for the Orlando Magic in the wake of Victor Oladipo’s concussion, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.

IU defense film study from last week’s game against Iowa, Dan at puntjohnpunt.com writes.

IU women’s basketball is looking forward to opening the season against a foe that went to the NCAA Tournament last year, Taylor Lehman of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
A no-brainer for De’Ron Davis’ commitment to the Hoosiers — “Rocky Mountain High” by John Denver.