Indiana Rumors & News

  • Top recruit Thon Maker says he's 'on track' to graduate, reclassification likely

    USA Today "Basketball phenom and Kentucky and Indiana recruiting target Thon Maker, a top player in the Class of 2016, appears set to make official what has seemed inevitable, tweeting Wednesday that he is on track to graduate this year. It positions him to move to the 2015 class and play college basketball..." February 18

  • Indiana TE Jordan Fuchs joins basketball team

    Sporting News - NCAAB "We've heard of basketball players transitioning to football (Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates, Jimmy Graham), but now we've got a player going the other way. Jordan Fuchs, a tight end for the Indiana football team, has been added to the IU basketball roster, the team announced Wednesday. He will..." February 11

  • Indiana's James Blackmon Jr. out Tuesday with ankle injury "Indiana freshman guard James Blackmon Jr. is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against No. 5 Wisconsin. Head coach Tom Crean indicated that Blackmon suffered an ankle injury in Saturday's win against Rutgers, WDRB Sports reports. Blackmon played 32 minutes Saturday, scoring 20..." February 03

  • IU's Devin Davis won't return this year

    Indianapolis Star "Appearing on a podcast with ESPN's Andy Katz, IU coach Tom Crean confirmed Monday that sophomore forward and Warren Central alum Devin Davis will not return to the court this season. "The doctors say he's making progress and his attitude is great," Crean said on the podcast. "There's certainly..." January 26

  • How Tom Crean and Indiana went from no-hope losers to Big Ten contenders

    Yahoo! Sports "Wait, what happened? What happened to the horrible Hoosiers? The program in disrepair? The coach who had lost control? The fan base that was forming into a lynch mob? Where did that Indiana go? Maybe, despite an autumn of knee-jerk outrage, that Indiana never existed. The Indiana team..." January 23

  • IU's Mosquera-Perea out 2-4 weeks with knee injury

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana's already thin frontcourt took a body blow Monday, losing Hanner Mosquera-Perea to a knee injury that will keep him out for at least the next couple of weeks. A source familiar with the situation confirmed that Mosquera-Perea, a 6-9 junior forward who has started all of IU's games to this..." January 13

  • Devin Davis to return to Indiana in spring

    Indianapolis Star "Devin Davis will return to Indiana for classes next semester. A concurrent return to the basketball court remains uncertain. Speaking about his sophomore forward Friday, IU coach Tom Crean confirmed what he'd suggested the previous day on Indianapolis radio: that Davis will enroll in classes in..." December 20

  • Honest mistake? Reports of Crean's Indiana demise may be premature

    Fox Sports "If I’m being honest, and I plan to be, I expected to come into Assembly Hall on Tuesday night and see a mediocre-at-best Indiana Hoosiers team drudge along against an undermanned Pittsburgh team. Sure, I still expected the Hoosiers would win, but I didn’t think it would be pretty. It was a home..." December 03

  • 2015, 2016 Maui fields set: UNC, UCLA, UConn, Kansas, Indiana involved "As is custom, the Maui Invitational has announced its future fields on the day its event begins. One of the most prestigious November tournaments in college basketball, which is now 31 years old, started Monday. And we now know the next two years worth of fields that will unfold on the Big..." November 24

  • IU's Robinson, Williams apologetic following suspensions "Embarrassed and conciliatory, Stanford Robinson and Troy Williams said they are ready to return to the Indiana Hoosiers' lineup Thursday night but that they know they need to earn back the respect of both their teammates and fans. The sophomores were suspended for four games -- two exhibition..." November 20

  • Devin Davis to leave hospital "Indiana University says basketball player Devin Davis is expected to be released Friday from a Bloomington hospital and rehabilitate from a head injury closer to his Indianapolis home. "I am happy to report that Devin is making rapid progress towards his recovery. He is advancing rapidly in..." November 08

  • Crean: Lack of great leadership at Indiana "Tom Crean sent a clear message to Indiana's basketball players Wednesday: It's time to shape up. "We're not doing a great job in leadership at all," he said. Two days after announcing three players had been suspended for four games each, Crean spent 45 minutes taking questions about the..." November 06

  • IU's Yogi Ferrell: 'We are embarrassed by our actions'

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana University men's basketball's Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell spoke to the media Tuesday about the controversy surrounding the basketball team. The junior point guard Ferrell said he has taken responsibility for the recent actions of his teammates and demanded the other players do so as..." November 05

  • Tom Crean’s career crossroads a result of losing, not his players’ off-court antics

    College Basketball Talk "The pressure on Tom Crean at Indiana has never been greater than it is right now. On Monday, news leaked that two sophomores on the team, Troy Williams and Stanford Robinson, were going to be suspended for two games, as well as both exhibition, for failing drug tests over the summer. That came..." November 04

  • Indiana suspends Troy Williams and Stanford Robinson due to failed drug tests "Just days after a car accident left Indiana forward Devin Davis in the hospital, the Hoosiers program has taken another hit as Troy Williams and Stanford Robinson have been suspended for failed drug tests, sources told ESPN. Coach Tom Crean said on his radio show Monday night that Williams and..." November 04

  • Police report: Accident involving Indiana players due to ‘pedestrian action’

    College Basketball Talk "The Bloomington Police Department released the crash report on the accident over the weekend that left Devin Davis hospitalized and Emmitt Holt in trouble with the law. According to the report, which was obtained by the Indy Star, the primary cause for the collision was ‘pedestrian action’. No..." November 04

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    Indiana suspends Troy Williams and Stanford Robinson due to failed drug tests, sources told ESPN. Story coming.

  • IU's Davis improving, has use of extremities "Indiana forward Devin Davis has the use of all extremities and continues to improve after being involved in a accident early Saturday morning in which he was struck by a vehicle driven by teammate Emmitt Holt. "I am glad to report that Devin is doing better this morning and has benefited from..." November 03

  • Indiana's Devin Davis hit by car "Two Indiana basketball players were involved in a car accident early Saturday morning -- with one ending up in the hospital and the other being cited for illegal consumption and operating a vehicle under the influence. The school released a statement that sophomore forward Devin Davis was..." November 02

  • Hoosiers land 2015 wing OG Anunoby

    Indianapolis Star "Ogugua Anunoby entered his final season of AAU basketball without fanfare. Playing high school basketball in Jefferson City, Mo., hadn't exposed him to the national recruiting scene, but joining up with Team Thad -- an outfit from Memphis -- meant he'd get a chance to generate some. "Not only..." October 15

  • Four-star 2016 guard Eron Gordon's eligibility appeal filed with Department of Ed

    Indianapolis Star "Eron Gordon's eligibility appeal with the Department of Education's case review panel was filed today. Gordon, a 6-2 junior, was ruled ineligible by the Indiana High School Athletic Association after transferring from North Central to Cathedral. The IHSAA ruled that Gordon had transferred for..." September 30

  • 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 "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 "Indiana's Tom Crean will hire former Marist head coach Chuck Martin as an assistant, sources told 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 "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 "Indiana's Noah Vonleh told 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 "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 "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