Hoosier Morning (P.M. Edition)

1. HOOSIERS HQ
Indiana begins its stretch run to a possible Big Ten title tonight at Illinois, Mike writes.

Robert Johnson’s availability or lack thereof is the top storyline for IU-Illinois, Mike writes.

New football strength coach Keith Caton is bringing energy to the Hoosiers, Mike writes.

IU women’s basketball secured a top-five Big Ten finish and made its case stronger for the NCAA Tournament with a win at Nebraska, we reported.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Indiana never knew how much it needed Max Bielfeldt, who’s Big Ten ties include Illinois and Michigan, until he arrived, Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star writes.

Illinois killer Max Bielfeldt will play across the street from a building that bears his last name tonight, Scott Richey of the Champaign News-Gazette writes.

Indiana coach Tom Crean has warned his team not to overlook this border rivalry game at Illinois, Chris Goff of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette writes.

Troy Williams has been the target of criticism, but it’s also time to give him a little credit, Brody Miller of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

Illinois coach John Groce is concerned with Indiana’s speed and depth in tonight’s rematch, Andrew Vailliencourt of Inside the Hall writes.

Some insight on ankle sprains, their severity and the potential rehab ahead for Robert Johnson, by Elissa Deusner for AssemblyCall.com.

Highlights of Verdell Jones III scoring 40 points for the Santa Cruz Warriors in the D-League.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
For tonight’s border war between Indiana and Illinois, “Borderline” by Madonna.

2 comments

  1. I saw VJIII play on Friday and he got just hammered at the end of the game – last play. Good to see him come back strong. I thought he was really hurt.

  2. I heard the name Craft a lot in the D-League clip …Ohhhhh, it is that Aaron Craft..Sound like VJ was the recipient of prime steak served on a silver platter.

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