Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
Thomas Bryant let the lion out as Indiana roared past Creighton, Mike writes.

What was supposed to be the first test of the season turned out to be an open-book exam for the Hoosiers, I wrote.

Turnovers proved to be the difference in a loss at No. 19 DePaul for IU women’s basketball, we reported.

Maryland’s Will Likely has added offense to his roles as return man and defensive back as IU visits Saturday, Mike writes.

2. IT’S INDIANA
It’s about more than talent with Thomas Bryant, it’s about passion, Bob Kravitz of WTHR.com writes.

Indiana took momentum with it as the Hoosiers headed to Maui with a convincing win over Creighton, Rick Bozich of WDRB.com writes.

Yogi Ferrell had a near double-double with nine rebounds as the Hoosiers blitzed Creighton, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

Creighton didn’t look ready for the big stage in being outclassed by Indiana, Tom Shatel of the Omaha World-Herald writes.

The Bluejays got rattled early and never recovered in flunking their first test, Steve Pivovar of the Omaha World-Herald writes.

The IU offense has a chance to be truly special, Brody Miller of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

Quinn Buckner talks about his father, Bob Knight, winning a gold medal and more as he heads into the College Basketball Hall of Fame today, Dana Hunsinger Benbow of the Indianapolis Star writes.

A few thoughts on the Spartans, Hoosiers and Badgers, BTN analyst Jon Crispin writes at BTN.com.

Indiana checks in at No. 10 in the season’s initial power rankings while pushing the pace, Luke Winn of SI.com writes.

Running back Jordan Howard is doing well, but he’s chasing perfection, Josh Moyer of ESPN.com writes.

Indiana’s fast tempo offense will bring a challenge for a more aggressive Maryland defense, Daniel Gallen of the Baltimore Sun writes.

A trip to Vietnam turned out to be more of a chance to reconnect with her heritage than it was a chance to coach volleyball for IU senior Courtney Harnisch, Mechelle Voepel of ESPNw.com writes.

“Stars Align” is a new video highlighting the illustrious history of IU soccer on the eve of their 40th NCAA Tournament appearance, via IUHoosiers.com.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
For Thomas Bryant and his gym lion — “When the Children Cry” by White Lion.

One comment

  1. Haven’t had a chance to watch much so far this year, so I can’t offer much first-hand analysis. But based on what I’ve seen and read, the basketball team looks as advertised– a borderline top 10 team with potential to be even better.

    Interesting notes: we’re one of only two teams with three players in the Naismith watch list– and that doesn’t even include TB. That’s a lot of good individual pieces.

    I don’t put much stock in polls, but I find them highly entertaining. We’ll probably rise to #11 or 12 next week, but I doubt we’ve shown enough to leapfrog any of the teams ahead of us that didn’t lose to make it into the top ten yet. That could change after Maui.

    A quick glance at the current RPI has Oakland, Chattanooga, Xavier, Hofstra, UNC-Wilmington, CSU-Bakersfield, Louisiana Tech, Valpo, Monmouth (at 1-1), and Oregon as your top ten. Duke is at #18, and 1-2 Illinois at #20. UK checks in at #26. IU not in the top 50, which just shows that Crean is wasting talent again. But then neither is UNC. Something tells me these rankings might be shaken up a but by the time the calendar turns…

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