Notre Dame huddles on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium. Photo by Brock Sanders.

Purdue finds silver linings in loss to Notre Dame

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS – Sometimes, a moral victory just isn’t enough to satisfy a hungry team searching for its third win in two years. Although Purdue had its best game of the season and arguably of the past two seasons, it wasn’t enough to beat eleventh-ranked Notre Dame. The overmatched Boilers took […]

Danny Etling had a rough day against Central Michigan. File photo by Ben Fahrbach.

Purdue rolled by Central Michigan; Notre Dame next

By JIM JOHNSON ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.  _ Purdue couldn’t find a groove and couldn’t make a stop. Central Michigan had complete control from the opening minutes and beat the Boilermakers 38-17 on Saturday. “I never felt like we were in rhythm throwing the football,” Purdue coach Darrell Hazell said. “Our drop-back passes have to […]

Tevin Coleman was nearly unstoppable against Indiana State. File photo by Chris Goff.

Tevin Coleman’s 247 yards carry Indiana past Indiana State

By COLLIN O’CONNOR ISL Correspondent BLOOMINGTON, Ind. –  Tevin Coleman showed that the Indiana Hoosiers might be OK if their passing game struggles. Coleman ran for 247 yards on 23 carries in a 28-10 win over Indiana State on Saturday. Indiana coach Kevin Wilson said the offensive line did its part, and one of the most exciting players in […]

Raheem Mostert (8) dives across the goal line. Photo by Ben Fahrbach.

Purdue shows poise, confidence in win over Western Michigan

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – On Saturday, we saw a different Purdue Boilermakers team than the one we saw last year. This version of the Boilermakers demonstrated, poise, confidence and grit in a 43-34 win over Western Michigan. It was Purdue’s highest scoring output since the 2012 season, and was Purdue’s second […]

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What Should Larry Bird Do?

TYLER SMITH ISL Editor It’s been a rough year for the Indiana Pacers, to say the least. After looking like the best team in the NBA for the first half of last season, things have really gone downhill since; A second half collapse, losing Lance Stephenson in free agency, and losing their star Paul George […]

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IU Basketball Preseason Questions

TYLER SMITH ISL EDITOR With the college basketball season quickly approaching, I.U. basketball fans have plenty of questions about how the Hoosiers will look this year.  The following is a list of the most frequently asked questions I’ve received on Twitter about the cream and crimson. I’ll take my best shot at answering these questions […]

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Tevin Coleman was nearly unstoppable against Indiana State. File photo by Chris Goff.

Tevin Coleman’s 247 yards carry Indiana past Indiana State

By COLLIN O’CONNOR ISL Correspondent BLOOMINGTON, Ind. –  Tevin Coleman showed that the Indiana Hoosiers might be OK if their passing game struggles. Coleman ran for 247 yards on 23 carries in a 28-10 win over Indiana State on Saturday. Indiana coach Kevin Wilson said the offensive line did its part, and one of the most exciting players in […]

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IU Basketball Preseason Questions

TYLER SMITH ISL EDITOR With the college basketball season quickly approaching, I.U. basketball fans have plenty of questions about how the Hoosiers will look this year.  The following is a list of the most frequently asked questions I’ve received on Twitter about the cream and crimson. I’ll take my best shot at answering these questions […]

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Sanders: After heartbreaking loss, Hoosiers’ legacy will live on

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent For Indiana’s baseball team, what appeared to be a chance at the NCAA Super Regional round turned into heartbreak in a matter of seconds.  In a double-elimination Regional bracket, Indiana had already knocked off Stanford to send the Cardinal to the losers’ bracket.  As Stanford worked its way through the […]

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Taylor steals the spotlight; Stanford defeats Indiana 10-7

By CRAIG DRAGASH ISL Correspondent BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — College baseball has a history of dramatic moments in postseason play. A prime example is Warren Morris, a seldom used player for LSU, who had one of the great moments in College World Series history when he hit a pinch-hit, walk-off home run to defeat Miami in […]

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DeNato, Travis come up big for Indiana in win over Stanford

By CRAIG DRAGASH ISL Correspondent BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana rode on the backs of All-Americans Joey DeNato and Sam Travis, and they delivered in a 4-2 regional win over Stanford on Saturday. DeNato pitched 7 1/3 innings, allowing only two runs, six hits, one walk, and four strikeouts. “He did a great job of changing speeds and […]

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What Should Larry Bird Do?

TYLER SMITH ISL Editor It’s been a rough year for the Indiana Pacers, to say the least. After looking like the best team in the NBA for the first half of last season, things have really gone downhill since; A second half collapse, losing Lance Stephenson in free agency, and losing their star Paul George […]

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Paul George suffers serious leg injury

TYLER SMITH ISL Editor What a difference five months can truly make. About five months ago, the Indiana Pacers looked to be a team that would contend for an NBA title for several years. Since that time, the Pacers lost to the Miami Heat in the playoffs, lost Lance Stephenson to free agency and now […]

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Pacers offseason: fan questions

As free agency begins, Pacers fans have several questions about the team’s season and future: 1. “Do you think Larry is to blame for messing up the teams chemistry by trading Granger and picking up Bynum/Turner?” From: (@ColtsPacersJosh) Larry Bird stated that everyone needs to do better: The front office, the players, and the coaching […]

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Was this season a failure for the Pacers?

TYLER SMITH ISL Editor This was supposed to be the year for the Indiana Pacers. After taking the Miami Heat to a deciding seventh game last season, this team appeared to be on a mission to dethrone the champs. A year ago the Pacers and their fans were content with going as far as they […]

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Smith: Letting Lance Stephenson go would be a huge mistake for Pacers

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor A lot of eyes have been glued to Lance Stephenson for much of this crazy season. From his triple-doubles, to his interviews, to his on-court antics, he’s been entertaining to say the least. With free agency looming, the question on everybody’s mind is: Should the Pacers give this guy a […]

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Notre Dame huddles on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium. Photo by Brock Sanders.

Purdue finds silver linings in loss to Notre Dame

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS – Sometimes, a moral victory just isn’t enough to satisfy a hungry team searching for its third win in two years. Although Purdue had its best game of the season and arguably of the past two seasons, it wasn’t enough to beat eleventh-ranked Notre Dame. The overmatched Boilers took […]

Danny Etling had a rough day against Central Michigan. File photo by Ben Fahrbach.

Purdue rolled by Central Michigan; Notre Dame next

By JIM JOHNSON ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.  _ Purdue couldn’t find a groove and couldn’t make a stop. Central Michigan had complete control from the opening minutes and beat the Boilermakers 38-17 on Saturday. “I never felt like we were in rhythm throwing the football,” Purdue coach Darrell Hazell said. “Our drop-back passes have to […]

Raheem Mostert (8) dives across the goal line. Photo by Ben Fahrbach.

Purdue shows poise, confidence in win over Western Michigan

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – On Saturday, we saw a different Purdue Boilermakers team than the one we saw last year. This version of the Boilermakers demonstrated, poise, confidence and grit in a 43-34 win over Western Michigan. It was Purdue’s highest scoring output since the 2012 season, and was Purdue’s second […]

Michigan State will have to slow Notre Dame's Tommy Rees, who has thrown for at least 300 yards in all three games this season.

Notre Dame should lead Indiana college players in NFL Draft

By PAUL SIEGFRIED ISL Correspondent Several players from Indiana colleges may hear their names called over the three days of the National Football League draft that begins with Thursday’s first round in New York. The draft continues with the second and third rounds on Friday and the final four rounds of the seven-round draft on […]

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Calinger: Unions, pay for college athletes in major sports good idea

By J.W. CALINGER ISL Correspondent Most of the negative opinions I’ve heard, regarding the recent ruling giving Northwestern football players the lawful right to form a union, are based on envy, and I can understand why. With all the publicity and social status college football players have, and with all the scandals involving players who […]

Purdue point guard Ronnie Johnson, shown last season against Notre Dame, has left the program.

Sanders: Purdue worse off than Butler in transfer carousel

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana schools have been hit hard by transfers recently. I already wrote about Austin Etherington and Jeremy Hollowell leaving IU, but it was also announced that sophomore guard Ronnie Johnson would transfer from Purdue and freshman center Nolan Berry would leave Butler. I am a little nervous for […]

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