BLOOMINGTON – Indiana was hopeful the return of second-leading scorer Armaan Franklin could provide some needed firepower Thursday night against rival Purdue.

BLOOMINGTON — Indiana football coach Tom Allen recalled going to American Football Coaches Association conventions as a young high school coach, soaking in information, listening to award winners speak.

BLOOMINGTON – Indiana junior safety Jamar Johnson declared for the NFL Draft on Monday night, leaving a hole to fill in IU’s secondary.

Indiana proved it could finish in its win over Maryland on Monday night, outscoring the Terrapins 22-14 over the last 10 minutes of the 63-55 victory.

BLOOMINGTON – The Indiana team meeting occurred on bowl selection Sunday, shortly after Fiesta and Citrus Bowl bids slipped away in the span of hours.

BLOOMINGTON – Lucedale, Mississippi, (pop. 3,134) is a small town about 20 miles from the Alabama border. A 1950s style gas pump adorns the front of the Chamber of Commerce, which is not too far from the Walmart Super Center.

BLOOMINGTON – A year ago at this time, Indiana junior running back Stevie Scott III was out with an injury, watching as his teammates prepared for the Gator Bowl.

BLOOMINGTON — Indiana was hoping a more difficult men’s basketball non-conference schedule would prepare it for the rigors of Big Ten play.

BLOOMINGTON — Indiana hasn’t played a football game in close to a month, due to a team-wide COVID-19 outbreak that forced its final two games to be canceled.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. won’t get a chance to play in front of family and friends in his native Tampa, Florida, at the Outback Bowl due a torn ACL he suffered against Maryland on Nov. 28 that sidelined him for the rest of the season.

BLOOMINGTON – The Crossroads Classic has served the Indiana basketball program well for the last decade.

BLOOMINGTON – The Old Oaken Bucket will remain in Indiana for another year, but not based on results on the field.

BLOOMINGTON – Indiana football coach Tom Allen isn’t asking new starting quarterback Jack Tuttle to be Michael Penix Jr. when he takes over as the starter for the No. 10 Hoosiers on Saturday at No. 18 Wisconsin (23:30 p.m., ABC).

BLOOMINGTON – Last week, in preparing for Indiana’s game against Maryland, sophomore quarterback Jack Tuttle was the first to attend the walk-through.

BLOOMINGTON — The Indiana football team has handled a variety of emotional highs this season, from the Penix Plunge to beat Penn State in overtime to another breakthrough home win against Michigan to road wins over Rutgers and Michigan State.

BLOOMINGTON — In reviewing film over the weekend, Indiana football coach Tom Allen said the Hoosiers didn’t play consistently enough to topple Big Ten power Ohio State in a top-10 showdown Saturday.

BLOOMINGTON – Indiana wide receivers coach Grant Heard sensed the breakout potential for Indiana senior wide receiver Ty Fryfogle in training camp.

Purdue announced a men’s basketball signing class Wednesday that includes a pair of in-state standouts in Silver Creek forward Trey Kaufman-Renn and Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian center Caleb Furst.

BLOOMINGTON – Indiana pulled off a landmark win over No. 8 Penn State despite struggling to move the ball for much of the first three-and-a-half quarters.

BLOOMINGTON – Though Anthony Leal’s senior season ended short of the ultimate goal of a state title, the sharp-shooting 2020 Indiana signee received a significant consolation prize Friday.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Aaron Wellman said it was a gut decision. Wellman had built a strong reputation in his four years as head strength and conditioning coach in the NFL with the New York Giants.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana football coach Tom Allen is tackling his team being off campus due to the coronavirus pandemic the way he confronts most challenges.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — In the end, Indiana didn’t have to look far to find a replacement for longtime athletic director Fred Glass.

BLOOMINGTON – Indiana hasn’t had much success in the Big Ten tournament, going 12-22 since the tournament’s inception in 1998.

BLOOMINGTON , Ind.– Indiana had an emotional Senior Day crowd rocking and appeared poised to end its regular season on a positive note Saturday against No. 24 Wisconsin.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Devonte Green and De’Ron Davis could have left following their freshman seasons when Archie Miller replaced Tom Crean as the Indiana men’s basketball coach.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A desperate Indiana team needed a collective effort Wednesday night to keep its NCAA Tournament hopes afloat.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — After a poor offensive performance on the road in a loss against rival Purdue, Indiana will get one more chance for a quality road win Sunday at Illinois (2 p.m., Big Ten Network).

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana was at a crossroads earlier this month, when Purdue spoiled Bobby Knight’s return to Simon Sjkodt Assembly Hall with a 74-62 win.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – In a game that Indiana needed to restore its NCAA Tournament hopes, the Hoosiers got back to their identity, fighting for rebounds clamping down on defense and getting to the free throw line.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana displayed the kind of intensity it needed to knock off a ranked opponent last weekend. Spurred on by a crowd of 15,456 on alumni day, IU knocked off then No. 11 Ohio State at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

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