Roy Hibbert’s big night leads the Pacers to victory in the opener.
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Pacers win season opener

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — Roy Hibbert was the only returning starter from last season’s opening game. His experience showed with 22 points, eight rebounds, and seven blocked shots, leading the Pacers to a 103-91 victory over Philadelphia in this season’s opener at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. It’s been a rough several months for […]

Roy Hibbert is a key to the Pacers' season. Photo by Jeff Clark, Pacers Sports and Entertainment.

Seven questions for the Indiana Pacers

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor With the new NBA season tipping off in a few weeks, here are some of the major questions for the 2014-2015 Indiana Pacers: 1. How will the team handle lower expectations? With Lance Stephenson playing for another team, and Paul George likely out for the season, nobody expects this Pacers […]

Pacers coach Frank Vogel has a contract extension.

Pacers coach Frank Vogel gets contract extension

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor The Pacers announced on Wednesday that Coach Frank Vogel is receiving a multi-year contract extension. The timing may come as a surprise to some fans. Some may argue that the Pacers should wait and see how Vogel does in what is likely to be a transition year. However, the last […]

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Hoosiers bounce back in big win over North Texas

By COLLIN O’CONNOR ISL Correspondent BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana’s offense is back. Coming off of a week when the Hoosiers struggled to get anything going against Maryland, Indiana struck like lightning in a bottle in a 49-24 victory over North Texas on Saturday. The Hoosiers built a 21-point lead in the first quarter and never […]

Nate Sudfeld drops back to pass last season against Bowling Green. Photo by Collin O'Connor.

O’Connor: Hoosiers face must-win vs. North Texas

By COLLIN O’CONNOR ISL Correspondent The beauty of sports is that there is always another chance. Another play, another game, another season. After last week’s disappointing loss to Maryland, it is safe to assume that the Indiana football team is chomping at the bit to get another go of it this week against the North […]

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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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 […]

Purdue's Danny Anthrop reaches for the pylon. Photo by Ben Fahrbach.

Purdue uses balanced effort to beat Southern Illinois

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue was absolutely firing on all cylinders Saturday afternoon in a 35-13 victory over Southern Illinois. Boy, Purdue fans have been waiting two long years to hear something like that haven’t they?  The offense took advantage of its opportunities and got out to a quick start […]

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 […]

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Roy Hibbert’s big night leads the Pacers to victory in the opener.
(Photo by Pacers Sports and Entertainment)

Pacers win season opener

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — Roy Hibbert was the only returning starter from last season’s opening game. His experience showed with 22 points, eight rebounds, and seven blocked shots, leading the Pacers to a 103-91 victory over Philadelphia in this season’s opener at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. It’s been a rough several months for […]

Roy Hibbert is a key to the Pacers' season. Photo by Jeff Clark, Pacers Sports and Entertainment.

Seven questions for the Indiana Pacers

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor With the new NBA season tipping off in a few weeks, here are some of the major questions for the 2014-2015 Indiana Pacers: 1. How will the team handle lower expectations? With Lance Stephenson playing for another team, and Paul George likely out for the season, nobody expects this Pacers […]

Pacers coach Frank Vogel has a contract extension.

Pacers coach Frank Vogel gets contract extension

By TYLER SMITH ISL Editor The Pacers announced on Wednesday that Coach Frank Vogel is receiving a multi-year contract extension. The timing may come as a surprise to some fans. Some may argue that the Pacers should wait and see how Vogel does in what is likely to be a transition year. However, the last […]

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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 […]

Paul George. Photo by Pacers Sports and Entertainment.

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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Hoosiers bounce back in big win over North Texas

By COLLIN O’CONNOR ISL Correspondent BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana’s offense is back. Coming off of a week when the Hoosiers struggled to get anything going against Maryland, Indiana struck like lightning in a bottle in a 49-24 victory over North Texas on Saturday. The Hoosiers built a 21-point lead in the first quarter and never […]

Nate Sudfeld drops back to pass last season against Bowling Green. Photo by Collin O'Connor.

O’Connor: Hoosiers face must-win vs. North Texas

By COLLIN O’CONNOR ISL Correspondent The beauty of sports is that there is always another chance. Another play, another game, another season. After last week’s disappointing loss to Maryland, it is safe to assume that the Indiana football team is chomping at the bit to get another go of it this week against the North […]