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ESPN: Oladipo On The Rise

January 2, 2013

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Is Victor Oladipo a three-and-done? It’s looking more likely, with this latest from ESPN’s college basketball rumors (subscription): At 13-1, IU sits at No. 5 in the most recent Top 25, and the play of Victor Oladipo is a major reason why. Already a defensive catalyst coming into this season, the junior has evolved his offensive game […]

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Top 10 Big Ten Stories Of 2012

December 20, 2012

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The Big Ten had an eventful 2012, marked by great basketball, lousy football, some messes off the field and lots going on with the business side of things. With that, here are the top 10 Big Ten stories of 2012: 1. The Fall – And Rise – Of Penn State Football. After Sandusky happened in […]

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Indiana Football Is No. 2! (In A Bad Way)

December 19, 2012

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Forbes takes a look at the worst college football teams for the money – and found the Indiana Hoosiers are the second worst bargain in all the land (behind Kansas). Their three-year analysis of automatic qualifying conference teams found that Indiana spent $58 million between 2009 and 2011 – or $5.8 million per win. On […]

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Tom Crean: Big Ten Twitter King

December 19, 2012

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Tom Crean is the undisputed Twitter king of Big Ten coaches. The frenetic Hoosier coach has more Twitter followers and has Tweeted more than the rest of the Big Ten coaches combined: Coach Followers Following Tweets Tom Crean 98,740 120 5,312 Tim Miles 37,025 59 2,571 John Beilein 14,895 27 314 Tubby Smith 12,487 45 […]

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Video: Hoosier Baseball In The Dominican

December 18, 2012

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Indiana’s athletic department put out this video recapping the Hoosier baseball team’s field trip to the Dominican Republic. Good production value. And check out the players dancing with the locals at the 35 and 43 second marks.

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Daily Big Ten Podcast: Talking Hoops

December 18, 2012

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The good people at Crimson Cast welcomed us on to their new Big Ten Special podcast this week to talk smart about Indiana hoops, the coming Big Ten season, Northwestern’s Big Dance hopes and the groundbreaking Red-Not Red divisional realignment. Click here for a listen: The-Big-Ten-Special. They do a great job over there.

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Big Ten Poll Watch: Week 7

December 17, 2012

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The big question for this week’s poll was: “How far will Indiana fall?” We guessed No. 7 or 8. We were wrong. The secondary question was: “Will Michigan get any of Indiana’s No. 1 votes?” We guessed four. We were wrong. Speaking of Michigan’s No. 1 votes, all three voters who picked the Wolverines also […]

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The Arrogance Of Kelvin Sampson

December 13, 2012

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How awful was Kelvin Sampson for Indiana (beyond, of course, destroying the program)? So awful he had no interest in the hometown Mr. Basketball. From an Indy Star story last week on Jordan Hulls: The Big Ten university in his hometown was the last place he thought he’d play. That’s because Kelvin Sampson, IU’s former […]

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Dandies To Turn Out For IU, Purdue Games

December 12, 2012

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Michael Pointer of the Indianapolis Star on what is expected to heavily Indiana crowd at this weekend’s Crossroads Classic involving the Hoosiers, Purdue, Notre Dame and Butler: Officials from IU, Purdue and Notre Dame said their schools sold their entire allotment of tickets. Butler returned “several hundred” upper-level tickets, a school spokesman said. Peduto said […]

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March Madness Moments: A Big Ten Flavor

December 11, 2012

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The NCAA – in a bid for its highest traffic day in history – today released its 75 all-time March Madness players, 25 all-time March Madness teams and 35 all-time March Madness moments. There are a handful of Big Ten players, teams and moments on the list (along with the NCAA’s commentary): Top 75 Players Scott […]

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A Look At Indiana’s Non-Believers

December 11, 2012

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Through the first six Associated Press polls of the season, Indiana has had a remarkably consistent number of No. 1 votes – even as the other teams receiving No. 1 votes have changed, as demonstrated in this chart: From the preseason through week six, Indiana has had 43, 46, 46, 47, 45 and 44 No. […]

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Big Ten Poll Watch: Week 6

December 10, 2012

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It’s the return of Big Ten Poll Watch – our weekly look at which voters voted for which Big Ten teams in the AP Top 25. There’s nothing too egregious in this week’s watch, other than the New Haven Register’s Dave Borges failing to include Minnesota on his ballot. Indiana (No. 1) Best: No. 1 (44 […]

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2013 Big Ten Football Commitments

December 10, 2012

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National Signing Day is just 57 days away (Feb. 6, if you choose not to do the math), and Big Ten classes are beginning to take shape. While there are plenty of commitments, de-commitments and switches to be made, here’s an early look at where each Big Ten team stands as signing day approaches (click […]

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Big Ten Power Rankings

December 9, 2012

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The Big Ten is deeper and stronger than ever: Three unbeatens. Six teams in the Top 25. A handful of the best players in the country. But which team is best so far? We take a look below at where they’ve been, what they have done well, what hasn’t gone well and what is ahead. […]

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Indiana Wins 8th NCAA Soccer Title

December 9, 2012

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  No. 16 Indiana beat No. 3 Georgetown 1-0 Sunday afternoon to win its eighth NCAA men’s soccer title – and the first since 2004. The Hoosiers also won in 1982, 1983, 1988, 1998, 1999 and 2003. They seem to like to do the back-to-back thing, so look for a return to the College Cup […]

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Victor Oladipo Dunks

December 9, 2012

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Victor Oladipo did many many Victor Oladipo things last night (15 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals, 3 blocks, 2 steals, 20 deflections). But none were more Victor Oladipo than this: Butler is next for the No. 1 Hoosiers.

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