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  • Juwan Morgan makes the call for Indiana

    Indianapolis Star "Juwan Morgan committed to Indiana on Wednesday night, officially forming the Hoosiers' 2015 recruiting class. A 6-8 forward from Waynesville (Mo.) Senior, Morgan picked IU over Vanderbilt in a ceremony held in his hometown. Morgan also held offers from Missouri, Iowa, Washington, Stanford and..." September 10

  • Indiana confirms addition of Emmitt Holt

    Inside The Hall "Emmitt Holt, who committed to Indiana last Wednesday during an official visit, is in Bloomington and enrolled in classes for the fall semester, which began on Monday. Earlier this afternoon, IU media relations confirmed the addition of Holt to the 2014-2015 roster in a press release, which you..." August 28

  • Indiana basketball adds F Emmitt Holt to Class of 2014

    Indianapolis Star "Emmitt Holt, a 6-8, 225-pound forward, tweeted that he will sign with Indiana and play this season. He originally had planned to attend Vermont Academy but took an official visit to Indiana this weekend, reclassified to 2014 and will fill the Hoosiers' final scholarship. "My parents always..." August 20

  • The Ray Kasongo saga takes another turn on Wednesday

    College Basketball Talk "Ray Kasongo was an Oregon commit up until July 30, when it was reported that he had been denied admission to the university despite having qualified. Several weeks later, and the 2014 power forward is still without a school. He initially keyed in on three programs — Cal, Kansas and Memphis —..." August 20

  • Former Oregon commit Ray Kasongo down to Indiana and LSU

    College Basketball Talk "It’s been an eventful two weeks for 2014 power forward Ray Kasongo. It began on July 30 when he was not admitted to the University of Oregon. As his recruitment reopened he keyed in on three programs. A week later and none of those teams remain in the picture. However, according to a report on..." August 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Former Indiana center Peter Jurkin transferring to East Tennessee State

    Indianapolis Star "Former Indiana center Peter Jurkin is headed south to continue his college career. The one-time member of IU's celebrated 2012 recruiting class tweeted Wednesday that he's transferring to East Tennessee State, where he will have two years of eligibility remaining." August 07

  • IU basketball team adds Illinois State transfer Zeisloft

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Indiana has added Illinois State transfer Nick Zeisloft for the 2014-15 season. The graduate student has two years of eligibility remaining and can play right away. A 6-4 guard originally from LaGrange, Ill., Zeisloft averaged 6.9 points and 3.4 rebounds per game for the Redbirds last season...." July 07

  • Peter Jurkin obtained release, will transfer from Indiana

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Peter Jurkin hopes he's leaving his injuries behind in Hoosier territory. The 7-0 junior center was granted his release from Indiana and will transfer out of the program, the school confirmed on Sunday. "I want to thank coach Crean and everyone on the staff for helping me through my injuries..." July 02

  • Four-time defending Canadian champion Carleton will play Indiana and Memphis this August

    College Basketball Talk "The Carleton Ravens play north of College Basketball Talk‘s normal coverage area, but the Canadian basketball powerhouse is worth talking about. Simply put, Carleton is making a John Wooden-at-UCLA type of run right now in the CIS. The Ravens have won four consecutive CIS titles and have been..." June 29

  • Can Tom Crean and Indiana maximize a young roster?

    USA Today "Minutes before taking the podium at Indiana's recent booster dinner Starlight, Ind., IU coach Tom Crean likened the event to the unofficial start of the season. Held annually in early June, the trip comes just days before freshmen report to school. It's a chance for Crean to recap the season..." June 15

  • Indiana to name ex-Marist coach Chuck Martin to assistant post

    CBSSports.com "Indiana's Tom Crean will hire former Marist head coach Chuck Martin as an assistant, sources told CBSSports.com. Martin will replace Kenny Johnson, who left after the season to take a similar position at Louisville. Martin served as head coach at Marist from 2008-2013, and was fired after..." June 03

  • Jeremy Hollowell transferring to Georgia State

    Inside The Hall "Former Indiana forward Jeremy Hollowell will finish his collegiate career at Georgia State. The news was first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports and a source close to Hollowell confirmed the report to Inside the Hall. Hollowell averaged 5.7 points and 3.5 rebounds for the Hoosiers last..." April 22

  • Bob Knight: ‘It’s as though [the NBA has] raped college basketball’

    College Basketball Talk "ESPN broadcaster and former Indiana head coach Bob Knight appeared on the ‘Mike and Mike’ radio show this morning and, while discussing one-and-done players, said the following: “It’s as though [the NBA] raped college basketball.” Ugh. Here’s the entire quote. I’m not even sure it’s possible..." March 25

  • Jeremy Hollowell transferring from Indiana

    CBSSports.com "Less than two weeks after Indiana's season ended in the Big Ten tournament, the Hoosiers are already seeing roster attrition. Freshman Noah Vonleh decided on Sunday night to head to the NBA, Austin Etherington asked for his release and now the Hoosiers have more bad news. Sophomore Jeremy..." March 24

  • Indiana freshman star Noah Vonleh will enter the 2014 NBA Draft

    CBSSports.com "Indiana's Noah Vonleh told CBSSports.com on Sunday that he will enter the 2014 NBA Draft. "It's going to suck leaving college without an NCAA Tournament," Vonleh, a 6-foot-10 freshman, said by phone. "But I have to do what's best for me." Vonleh averaged 11.3 points and 9.0 rebounds this..." March 24

  • Indiana left out of NIT field, will not play in postseason: 'We don't play in the CBI'

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Indiana’s season ended short of the NCAA Tournament field, when the Hoosiers crashed out of the Big Ten Tournament last week. Now, that season appears to be over entirely. The Hoosiers did not receive an invitation Sunday night to this year’s NIT, the 32-team competition one rung below its..." March 18

  • Noah Vonleh leaning toward declaring for the NBA Draft

    CBSSports.com "Yahoo Sports reports that Indiana forward Noah Vonleh is "strongly leaning" toward declaring for the NBA Draft. Indiana freshman Noah Vonleh is strongly leaning toward entering the NBA draft, sources told Yahoo Sports. NBA front office executives expect Vonleh, a 6-foot-10 forward,..." March 16

  • Mike Woodson could replace Tom Crean at Indiana

    CBSSports.com "So here's a fun one. A coach who hasn't been fired from his current job could replace another coach who hasn't been fired from his current job. This is what the Hadron Collider has brought us. The New York Daily News reports that if Knicks coach Mike Woodson gets canned, he could get the job at..." March 15

  • Illinois 64, Indiana 54

    ProSportsDaily "Tracy Abrams scored 17 of his season-high 25 points in the second half as the Illini pulled away late to down the Hoosiers in a first-round Big Ten tournament game in Indianapolis. Rayvonte Rice chipped in with 13 points for No. 9 seed Illinois (19-13), which has won five of its last six and..." March 14

  • What to Expect: Illinois

    Inside The Hall "Indiana travels 50 miles north to Indianapolis on Thursday for the 2014 Big Ten tournament, where the 8th seeded Hoosiers will open opposite 9th seeded Illinois. The winner will advance to meet top seeded Michigan at 12 p.m. ET on Friday. The Fighting Illini are 18-13 overall and have won four of..." March 12

  • IU basketball offers 2015 Louisville forward

    Indianapolis Star "The region's big three college teams – Louisville, Kentucky and Indiana – all had recruiters, including U of L's Rick Pitino, watching Trinity junior power forward Raymond Spalding on Tuesday night in the Seventh Region Tournament final. IU assistant Kenny Johnson, whose team made Spalding an..." March 12

  • Michigan 84, Indiana 80

    ProSportsDaily "Nik Stauskas scored 21 points and Glenn Robinson III added 20 as the host Wolverines squirted past the Hoosiers in Big Ten play. Jordan Morgan added 15 points and 10 rebounds and Caris LeVert had 13 points as Michigan (23-7, 15-3) won its fifth straight game. Robinson hit the tiebreaking..." March 09

  • Nebraska 70, Indiana 60

    ProSportsDaily "Walter Pitchford finished with 17 points and nine rebounds as the Cornhuskers notched their third road victory in four tries by completing a season sweep of the Hoosiers. Shavon Shields added 17 points and eight boards while Terran Petteway chipped in 13 points for Nebraska (18-11, 10-7 Big..." March 06

  • Behind Sheehey, IU beats No. 22 Ohio State 72-64

    Indianapolis Star "Thirty minutes after scoring 19 points and grabbing four steals to help Indiana beat the No. 22 team in the country, Will Sheehey stepped in front of a tough question. A reporter asked teammate Hanner Mosquera-Perea what his performance meant to him after a couple of tough weeks, which included..." March 02

  • Indiana offense outpaces Iowa, races to 93-86 victory

    Inside The Hall "Well before Indiana took the court on Thursday night against Iowa, Tom Crean declared how his team would match up with the No. 20 Hawkeyes on his pre-game radio show appearance. They were going to run with them, play at Iowa’s desired tempo and go deep into their bench to support their style of..." February 28

  • Five takeaways from Indiana’s loss at Wisconsin

    Inside The Hall "Indiana dropped its sixth conference road game on Tuesday night, falling to No. 14 Wisconsin 69-58 at the Kohl Center in Madison. Here’s a look at five takeaways from the loss to the Badgers: · Indiana played well in the first half, but there’s a caveat: Yes, the Hoosiers had a comfortable..." February 26

  • Second half breakdowns let Wisconsin run away

    Indianapolis Star "Wisconsin sophomore forward Sam Dekker want anyone to overcomplicate the Badgers' win Tuesday. "People think some crazy, magic thing happened," Dekker said postgame. "No – we just made shots." In the aftermath of the Badgers' overwhelming second-half display in a 69-58 win over Indiana,..." February 26

  • Wisconsin 69, Indiana 58

    ProSportsDaily "Sam Dekker recorded 16 points, seven rebounds and three blocks as the Badgers rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit and defeated the visiting Hoosiers for their sixth straight victory. Traevon Jackson contributed 14 points for Wisconsin (23-5, 10-5 Big Ten), which made 13-of-21 from the..." February 26

  • Indiana 61, Northwestern 56

    ProSportsDaily "Noah Vonleh and Yogi Ferrell led four players with 12 points apiece as the visiting Hoosiers held off the shorthanded Wildcats to snap a three-game slide. Troy Williams and Will Sheehey also scored 12 points for Indiana (15-11, 5-8 Big Ten), which secured only its second road victory of the..." February 23

  • Postponed Iowa-Indiana game moved to Feb. 27

    CBSSports.com "The Iowa-Indiana game that was postponed on Tuesday will be played on Feb. 27, the Big Ten announced Friday. The two teams were set to play earlier this week, but a piece of metal fell from the ceiling and damaged some seats at Assembly Hall. The Indiana women's team played there on Wednesday,..." February 21

  • More loose plates found at Assembly Hall, but Michigan game played as scheduled

    Detroit News "An inspection of the roof and ceiling at Assembly Hall on Wednesday found more places where melting snow and ice had loosened steel plates inside Indiana University’s basketball arena. Athletic director Fred Glass said workers found two or three additional spots where the plates appeared to be..." February 20

  • Big Ten basketball is more unpredictable than ever

    USA Today "One can debate whether or not Big Ten Conference men's basketball is as good as it's ever been. But has it ever been this unpredictable? Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, in his 19th season, said Monday there is "no question" the league is better top to bottom than he's ever seen. Nebraska's win..." February 19

  • Roof concerns postpone Iowa at Indiana men’s game; no makeup date set

    Hawk Central "In what Indiana basketball coach Tom Crean said could have been “an incredible crisis,” a large metal beam fell from the Assembly Hall ceiling into empty seats on Tuesday afternoon, prompting postponement of that night’s game against Iowa. An ESPN crew preparing to televise the game caught..." February 19

  • Iowa-Indiana ppd after piece of ceiling falls

    ESPN.com "Tuesday night's scheduled matchup between No. 15 Iowa and Indiana in Bloomington, Ind., has been postponed after a piece of metal fell from the ceiling and damaged seats at Assembly Hall hours before the game was scheduled to begin. According to a release by the school, the beam that fell was..." February 18

  • Tom Crean announces suspension for Hanner Mosquera-Perea

    CBSSports.com "Indiana head coach Tom Crean took to Twitter on Friday night to discuss the Hanner Mosquera-Perea situation. Less than 48 hours before Indiana's Saturday game at Purdue, sophomore forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea was arrested and booked on charges of operating while intoxicated. Mosquera-Perea was..." February 15

  • Hoosiers disintegrate in crushing defeat

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana's collapse played out like a dream sequence, the kind of nightmare you have to spend five minutes convincing yourself wasn't real when you wake up. The 3 1/2-minute implosion, in a 66-65 home loss to last-place Penn State, was a perfect storm of mistakes, shoelaces-tied-together stuff..." February 13

  • There’s no sugar-coating this loss

    Inside The Hall "As the final buzzer sounded at Assembly Hall on Wednesday night, boos resonated from fans as Indiana’s players slowly walked off Branch McCracken Court, heads hung and hands at their sides. The Hoosiers (14-10, 4-7) had just lost to Penn State (13-12, 4-8), 66-65, in one of the worst collapses..." February 13

  • Balanced Big Ten doesn’t have clear torch-bearers yet

    Chicago Sun-Times "We know this is shaping up as a really good year in the Big Ten. How good? A month before the teams gather in Indianapolis for what ought to be a raucous conference tournament, we don’t know. Will the Big Ten, which had three teams ranked in the top five until early January, finish what it..." February 12

  • Five keys for IU to make NCAA tournament

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana is halfway through its Big Ten season. The Hoosiers are 14-8 overall, 4-5 in the conference, and with Sunday's win over Michigan, very much in the NCAA Tournament bubble conversation. What does IU need from the second half of its Big Ten season to lock up a third-straight trip to the..." February 04

  • Defensive effort sparks IU in 63-52 upset of No. 10 Michigan

    Inside The Hall "Michigan coach John Beilein admitted he didn’t have an answer to it. Anything he drew up in the huddle during timeouts simply wouldn’t work. Playing at Indiana on Sunday afternoon in front of an announced 17,472 at Assembly Hall, his Wolverines’ offense was stifled. After being held to a..." February 03

  • Husker men ready for Hoosiers, life without Biggs

    Lincoln Journal Star "How will Nebraska respond the remainder of the season without dismissed guard Deverell Biggs? The coach preparing to face the Husker men’s basketball team Thursday night believes he already has his answer. “Actually, I thought their best game they've played was the game this past Sunday,..." January 30

  • Big Ten race crowded in middle

    Fox Sports Ohio "If Ohio State wants to get back in the Big Ten race, it can't afford many more slips. The conference race is suddenly very crowded in the middle, where the Buckeyes reside heading into a Wednesday night home game vs. bottom dwelling Penn State. But Ohio State has won just once in its last five..." January 29

  • IU's Vonleh a humble, hungry 'golden child'

    Indianapolis Star "Every morning, Samuel Vonleh sends a text message to his three children. Sometimes, it's a Bible verse or an inspirational quote. Sometimes, it's a few words of encouragement and support. He came to the United States from Liberia in 1979, following his mother and father. The Vonleh family..." January 25

  • Illinois, Indiana unlikely to match 1989 classic

    Chicago Sun-Times "Every Illinois fan loves to debate which team was better: the 1988-89 ‘‘Flying Illini’’ of Nick Anderson, Kenny Battle, Kendall Gill, et al., or the 2004-05 squad led by Dee Brown, Deron Williams and Luther Head. Both teams reached the Final Four. Of course, neither was able to bring home a..." January 25

  • IU hurts itself in loss to Michigan State

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana should leave the Breslin Center happy with its performance, even in a loss, to No. 3 Michigan State. And it should hope that Gary Harris sticks with general opinion and makes this his last season in college. Harris, a Hamilton Southeastern alum and erstwhile Indiana recruit, scored 20..." January 22

  • Michigan State 71, Indiana 66: Led by Gary Harris, Spartans scrape past pesky Hoosiers

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State is a different team with and without Adreian Payne, no doubt, but also a different one with and without suitcases. After two convincing wins from the Road Spartans last week, the Home Spartans returned to action Tuesday night, and the result was another uncomfortably close game..." January 22

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