IU Basketball Preseason Questions

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Taylor steals the spotlight; Stanford defeats Indiana 10-7

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Notre Dame should lead Indiana college players in NFL Draft

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.

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 […]

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

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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 […]

Sanders: Hoosiers, Crean will be OK despite player turnover

Tom Crean has a top job, with top expectations.

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS – Do IU’s players really dislike Tom Crean? Why are so many transferring?  Is Indiana slipping just when things started to look promising? I don’t think so.  Hoosier fans can settle down and realize that this is all just part of the process, and all these transfers and rumors […]

Tom Crean set expectations he now must meet

Tom Crean has a top job, with top expectations.

By TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent There are a certain number of jobs in sports that will bring a higher level of scrutiny than others. The head coach of Indiana University is one of them. These days, even a first-half substitution gets criticized by the masses. Tom Crean left a great situation at Marquette because, “It’s […]

Sanders: Looking back at a rough year for Indiana college hoops

Purdue center A.J. Hammons dunks. The Boilermakers, like many of the state's teams, disappointed this season. Photo by Cory Seward.

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS – “In 49 states it’s just basketball, but this is Indiana.” Unfortunately, this college basketball season, that wasn’t a good thing. There are ten Division I basketball teams in the state. This will be the first year that not one of them makes the NCAA Tournament since 2005. Before […]

Cold shooting costs Hoosiers in loss to Nebraska

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By TYLER SMITH ISL Correspondent BLOOMINGTON — Senior Night is always a special night in Bloomington. For the second straight year, however, the road team spoiled the party. The Hoosiers came into tonight’s game against Nebraska desperately needing a win to keep their NCAA tournament hopes alive. The task became tougher when Indiana learned it […]