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Smith: Saturday isn’t just for bragging rights for the Hoosiers

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor For a team that prides itself on being a storied program nationally, the Hoosiers haven’t handled business in their own state very well the last few seasons.  They have dropped two straight Crossroads Classic games against Butler, and Notre Dame the last two years.  Saturday’s game against the Butler Bulldogs […]

Rodney Stuckey contributed 14 points and also grabbed 14 rebounds in the Pacers loss on Saturday. 
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Pacers losing streak reaches eight

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — Here’s the good news: The Pacers won three quarters on Saturday night. Here’s the bad news: It still wasn’t enough.  The Portland Trail Blazers had a monster 2nd quarter, outscoring the Pacers 36-15 which led them to a 95-85 win at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Pacers have now […]

Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones lets it fly. Photo by Ben Fahrbach.

Sanders: Looking back at Ohio State’s stunner over Wisconsin

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS – I don’t think there could have been a better script written for the Ohio State Buckeyes than there was last Saturday night in Indianapolis. In fact, the Buckeyes impressed the College Football Playoff committee enough to earn the fourth and final spot in the playoffs.  With a 59-0 […]

David West was held to 8 points and 4 rebounds in the Pacers loss to Atlanta.
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Pacers drop fifth straight

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor   INDIANAPOLIS –  After starting the season 7-9 despite several injuries, the Indiana Pacers were feeling pretty good about things.  Since then, it’s been all downhill.  The Pacers were no match for the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night, dropping their fifth straight game by a final score of 108-82 at […]

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Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones lets it fly. Photo by Ben Fahrbach.

Sanders: Looking back at Ohio State’s stunner over Wisconsin

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS – I don’t think there could have been a better script written for the Ohio State Buckeyes than there was last Saturday night in Indianapolis. In fact, the Buckeyes impressed the College Football Playoff committee enough to earn the fourth and final spot in the playoffs.  With a 59-0 […]

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Purdue loses to Indiana on last-minute touchdown by Diamont

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Purdue’s season finale pretty much summarized what we have seen from the Boilers all year. Purdue never trailed until the time when it mattered the most.  With 27 seconds left, Indiana quarterback Zander Diamont rushed for a touchdown that gave the Hoosiers a 23-16 win and the […]

Northwestern quarterback Zack Oliver sneaks it in for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against Purdue. Photo by Ben Fahrbach.

Purdue’s Senior Day memorable for wrong reasons in 38-14 loss

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – It was not a Senior Day to remember for Purdue. Northwestern followed up its big win over Notre Dame by routing the Boilermakers 38-14 on Saturday afternoon. It was a miserable day for the old gold and black because of the rain, the lack of excitement […]

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Sanders: Purdue offers “glimmers of hope” in loss to Wisconsin

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Saturday’s game between Purdue and Wisconsin reminded me of a good old game of golf.  In fact, the whole season seems to remind me of a round on the links.  Now how, you would say, does a football game correlate even remotely to golf? There are […]

Purdue's Frankiw Williams returns an interception for a touchdown against Iowa. Photo by Ben Fahrbach.

Sanders: Purdue takes several steps back vs. Iowa

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent Can a team have any more of a turnaround from week to week than the Purdue Boilermakers? Purdue lost to Iowa 24-10 on Saturday, a week after rolling past Southern Illinois 35-13. The score against Iowa could have been a lot worse. With only 156 yards of offense on the […]

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Rodney Stuckey contributed 14 points and also grabbed 14 rebounds in the Pacers loss on Saturday. 
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Pacers losing streak reaches eight

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — Here’s the good news: The Pacers won three quarters on Saturday night. Here’s the bad news: It still wasn’t enough.  The Portland Trail Blazers had a monster 2nd quarter, outscoring the Pacers 36-15 which led them to a 95-85 win at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Pacers have now […]

David West was held to 8 points and 4 rebounds in the Pacers loss to Atlanta.
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Pacers drop fifth straight

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor   INDIANAPOLIS –  After starting the season 7-9 despite several injuries, the Indiana Pacers were feeling pretty good about things.  Since then, it’s been all downhill.  The Pacers were no match for the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night, dropping their fifth straight game by a final score of 108-82 at […]

C.J. Watson is one of many Pacers to miss significant time this season.
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Smith: Evaluating the Pacers so far

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor   The NBA season can be broken down into four 20-game sections.  Through the first 1/4th of the season, the Indiana Pacers sit at 7-13.  They’ve managed to play nearly .500 basketball in the last 13 games after starting the year 1-6.  This team started 18-2 just one season ago, […]

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David West returns, Pacers beat Magic

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — It took a lot longer than expected for David West to return to the court. Even though the Pacers held their own in his absence, West will bring an entirely different dynamic to this Pacers team.  In his first game action of the season, West contributed 18 points, […]

Solomon Hill scored 13 points in the Pacers loss to the Suns.
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Pacers fall to Suns

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS –  After winning four of their previous five games, the Pacers were no match for the surging Phoenix Suns on Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.  The Suns are averaging over 105 points per game this season and put together another solid offensive night, defeating Indiana 106-83. Former Pacer […]

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Tom Crean has a top job, with top expectations.

Smith: Saturday isn’t just for bragging rights for the Hoosiers

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor For a team that prides itself on being a storied program nationally, the Hoosiers haven’t handled business in their own state very well the last few seasons.  They have dropped two straight Crossroads Classic games against Butler, and Notre Dame the last two years.  Saturday’s game against the Butler Bulldogs […]

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Hoosiers respond with win over Pittsburgh

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor Tom Crean discusses the win over Pittsburgh. BLOOMINGTON –  A bit of panic had been creeping in to Hoosier Nation over the last few weeks after Indiana struggled against three weaker opponents in their last few games.  Tonight, it looked like a different team, as the Hoosiers cruised to an […]

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Atlantis brings a ranking for Butler

By CHRIS DAVIS ISL Correspondent After two big wins in the Battle 4 Atlantis, the Butler Bulldogs are currently the Number 23 ranked team in this week’s AP Top 25.  They defeated #5 ranked North Caroline and fellow Big East member Georgetown, and currently sit at 6-1 on the season.  Could the Bulldogs be creeping […]

Kellen Dunham scored 26 points against Chattanooga. Pictured here from a game last season.

An early look at the Butler Bulldogs

By CHRIS DAVIS ISL Correspondent  When you are a member of the Big East, early-season games against teams like Chattanooga become more about how your team plays than the actual result. Getting a live look at Butler’s second contest of the season left me with a feeling I could best describe as optimistic realism. There […]