Hoosier Morning for Oct. 7

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett has turned out to be as good as advertised, if not better, for the Buckeyes, Mike writes.

IU basketball is looking for a more versatile Thomas Bryant this upcoming season, Mike writes.

IU women’s soccer tied No. 13 Penn State, earning the Hoosiers’ first point against a ranked foe since 2009, we reported.

Indiana faces a huge challenge in stopping the seemingly unstoppable Ohio State offense, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

New defensive coordinator Tom Allen has helped elevate the IU defense, Kellen Becoats of the Columbus Dispatch writes.

Indiana’s Dan Godsil is following in the family footsteps as a long-snapper, Michael Burwell of The Findlay Courier writes.

Keys to the game if Indiana is to pick up its first win over Ohio State since 1988, Sammy Jacobs of HoosierHuddle.com writes.

It’s never too late for film study of the offense against Michigan State, Dan at puntjohnpunt.com writes.

IU’s Josh Newkirk is among the college basketball transfers expected to make an impact this season, Jeff Eisenberg of YahooSports.com writes.

The Big Ten stands to have the most interesting race to the finish, including Indiana, Michigan State, Maryland and Wisconsin, Dana O’Neil writes.

The IU men’s soccer team looks to bounce back from Tuesday’s loss against Penn State on Saturday, Josh Eastern of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

In honor of this weekend’s border battle, “Banks of the Ohio” by Olivia Newton-John in a live performance on Australian TV in 1971.