BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana redshirt senior wide receiver Donovan Hale has dealt with expectations and adversity during his college career with the Hoosiers.

Indiana freshman running back Sampson James said it won’t feel different or strange facing No. 6 Ohio State in Saturday’s Big Ten opener at Memorial Stadium.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana’s defense showed growth from Week 1 against Ball State to Week 2 against Eastern Illinois, posting its first shutout since 2017 against Rutgers.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue could be without one of the top offensive players in the country heading into Saturday’s matchup at home against TCU.

CHAMPAIGN — A near-perfect day for the Illinois Fighting Illini football team and head coach Lovie Smith took a hit on Monday.

CHAMPAIGN — When your head coach was one of the best defensive coordinators in the National Football League, you would think that his team would be a defensive juggernaut.

Illinois junior linebacker Jake Hansen tackles Akron senior running back Deltron Sands during the second quarter Saturday’s season opener for the Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium. Hansen had a big day with 7 tackles, a fumble recovery and an interception in the 42-3 victory for the Illini.

Illinois wide receiver Ricky Smalling gets wrapped up by Akron safety Zaire Jacobs during Saturday’s game at Memorial Stadium.

Illinois junior quarterback Brandon Peters hands off to running back Reggie Corbin during the first quarter of Saturday’s game at Memorial Stadium.

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois football coach Lovie Smith created a stir on media day when he mentioned redshirt freshman kicker Caleb Griffin during his opening remarks.

Indiana filled out its men’s basketball coaching staff with one of its own, hiring a former IU big man with a bright defensive mind and a reputation for toughness and intensity.

CHAMPAIGN — Lovie Smith’s Fighting Illini football team just wrapped up their second week of pre-season training camp, and for that duration of time, both fans and media have been able to watch freely to see what the 2019 edition of the Illini will encompass.

{p style=”text-align: left;” align=”center”}SOUTH BEND — The good news about the Notre Dame football offensive line is that four of five starters from the Cotton Bowl loss to end the 2018 season are back in 2019.

Illinois senior guard Aaron Jordan dribbles the ball across halfcourt during Thursday's season opener against the Evansville Aces. Jordan scored a game-high 19 points in the 99-60 victory for the Fighting Illini

Indiana State's football history with Big Ten opposition dates back to 1925 when the Sycamores locked horns for the first time with Indiana. It didn't go well then — the Hoosiers won 31-0 — and ISU's adventures into Big Ten territory haven't gone much better since.

Admit it ... you forgot about Indiana State running back Dimitri Taylor, didn't you?

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of Potomac, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at Hawthorne Inn, in Danville. Arrangements are pending at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac.

Lewis "Nick" Pryor pass-ed away September 16, 2019, at the age of 57. Nick is preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Astrid Pryor, and his brothers, Jimmy and Johnny. Nick is remembered by his daughters, Terri Largent, Leather Birge and Lacey Flowers; 13 grandchildren; nephews, Jacob Pryo…