Hoosier Morning (Weekly Roundup)

1. HOOSIERS HQ
Thomas Bryant planned on being at Indiana at least two years and lived up to that expectation with his announced return Thursday, Mike wrote.

A commitment last April and a return to Indiana this April has Hoosier fans hoping for more next April, I wrote.

IU defensive coordinator Tom Allen wasn’t joking when he said he wanted takeaways, not turnovers, Mike writes.

A more experienced supporting cast is helping Indiana’s young quarterbacks improve, Mike wrote Thursday.

IU football coach Kevin Wilson is attempting to maximize the toys at his disposal on offense, Mike wrote Wednesday.

Tar Heel Kevin Wilson liked what he saw in Villanova and said so at Tuesday’s Rotary Club meeting, Andy wrote.

Indiana basketball legend Archie Dees, who his daughter called “a true Hoosier,” died Monday at age 80, I wrote.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Thomas Bryant’s return almost assures Indiana of staying near the top of the Big Ten in 2016-17, Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star writes.

Bryant’s return makes Indiana a national title contender, Brody Miller of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

Bryant’s return means Indiana, Louisville and Kentucky all have top-10 teams next season, Rick Bozich of WDRB.com writes.

The NBA can wait, and it will for Thomas Bryant, who loves Indiana enough to come back, Bob Kravitz of WTHR.com writes.

Former Hoosier Kyle Schwarber’s outfield collision with Dexter Fowler will likely put Schwarber on the DL, Gordon Wittenmeyer of the Chicago Sun-Times writes.

Reports are that 2016 Australian point guard William McDowell-White is planning to visit Indiana, Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall writes.

A healthy Logan Sowers is providing punch for the IU baseball offense, Zain Pyarali of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

Former IU basketball player John Laskowski and his son will be opening a Culver’s in Bloomington, Michael Hughes of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

Shindigz will continue to sponsor the National Soccer Festival in Fort Wayne, which is set to be highlighted by IU and Notre Dame Saturday night, Aubree Reichel of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette writes.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
Thomas Bryant is back, “Back For Good” by Take That.