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Hoosier Headlines | Monday, Dec. 28, 2015

December 28, 2015

Hoosier Headlines are a summary of the day’s top IU and Southern Indiana sports news, and can be heard weekdays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the opening segment of The Hoosier Report radio show. You can listen to the show via this link.

TUESDAY’S SHOW LINEUP: Lots of Pinstripe Bowl fallout in our weekly segment with IU play-by-play legend Don Fischer, presented by Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital, and Peegs.com football guru Matt Weaver. We’ll also preview the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s upcoming Hall of Fame Classics with Chris May.

DUKE TOPS IU 44-41 IN PINSTRIPE BOWL: Another winnable game slipped from IU football’s grasp Saturday on national television as All-Big Ten kicker Griffin Oakes barely missed a 38-yard field goal, lifting the Blue Devils to their first bowl victory since 1961. [IUHoosiers.com]

GOODBYE, SUDFELD: The bowl loss closed the chapter on outstanding IU quarterback Nate Sudfeld‘s collegiate career. Sudfeld will leave the Hoosier program as the school’s all-time passing touchdowns (61), passing yardage (7,879), 350-yard games (six), 300-yard games (11) leader.

PINSTRIPE BOWL RECORDS SET: Lots of Pinstripe Bowl records were established Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium as the young bowl game continues to build momentum, including points (44 by Duke), total yards (667 by Indiana), rushing attempts (35 by IU’s Devine Redding), rushing yards (227 by Redding), longest run (85 yards by Duke’s Shaun Wilson), passing attempts (51 by Sudfeld), passing yards (389 by Sudefeld), most receptions (11 by IU’s Mitchell Paige), longest field goal made (52 yards by Duke’s Ross Martin) and others. [IUHoosiers.com]

YEAR-END REVIEW OF INDIANA SPORTS: The Indianapolis Business Journal’s Mike Lopresti pinned an interesting year-end review of Hoosier State sports in 2015. Was it a good year for sports in Indiana? In many ways, the “answer was no,” Lopresti writes. [Indianapolis Business Journal]

NORTHWESTERN’S OLAH OUT INDEFINITELY: Off to their best start since the 1982-83 season, the Big 10 Conference’s Northwestern announced Sunday that it will begin conference play without the services of its best big man. Senior center Alex Olah is sidelined indefinitely due to a stress fracture in his left foot. [College Basketball Talk]

SOUTHERN INDIANA STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Rock Creek senior James Dunlap, a transfer from Louisville (Ky.) Seneca, tallied 21 points as the Lions upended Indianapolis Scecina 82-78 Wednesday at the Indianapolis Manual Basketball Extravaganza. Dunlap was 13-of-15 from the charity stripe and added 12 assists.

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Hoosier Headlines: Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

December 22, 2015

Hoosier Headlines are a summary of the day’s top IU and Southern Indiana sports news, as heard weekdays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on The Hoosier Report radio show. You can listen to the show live at this link.

TUESDAY’S SHOW LINEUP: We’ll have the latest in IU hoops with Peegs.com’s Mike Pegram and get a King of the Bluegrass update from longtime tournament director Lloyd Gardner on Tuesday’s show.

IU-KENNESAW STATE PREVIEW: Following a huge win over Notre Dame fueled by a superb second half, the Hoosiers will look to close out the non-conference portion of its schedule with a bang tonight at 6 p.m. versus Kennesaw State (3-10). Names to watch for the Owls include two guards: senior Yonel Brown and junior Kendrick Ray. Brown is averaging 16.8 points, while Ray is putting in 15.5 a game.

CREAN TAKES IN HSE-PARK TUDOR: IU coach Tom Crean did his weekly radio program via remote Monday night, allowing him to take in the Park Tudor-Hamilton Southeastern double-overtime battle. Park Tudor, the state’s top-ranked Class 3-A team, outscored HSE 10-6 in the second extra frame to secure a 57-53 win. Two juniors — HSE’s Zach Gunn and Park Tudor’s Jaren Jackson — are IU targets in the Class of 2017.

IU WOMEN FALL TO WEST VIRGINIA: The IU women’s basketball dropped its second game of the Florida Sunshine Classic in Winter Park Monday night to West Virginia, 75-64. IU, now 7-4, had four players in double figures, led by Tyra Buss‘ 23 points.

SEMIFINALS SET AT KING OF THE BLUEGRASS: It’ll be North Hardin-Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy and Trinity-Bullitt East in the winner’s bracket semifinal round tonight at Fairdale’s King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic.

In a battle of undefeated teams, Trinity used a 32-12 second-quarter margin to eliminate a loaded Lexington Dunbar team 81-70 in Monday’s quarterfinal round. The Shamrocks were super impressive, with Gabe Schmitt tallying 22 points and Jacob King putting in 18.

DAVIS NAMED TO TARKANIAN ALL-TOURNEY TEAM: In addition to leading his team to the Tarkanian Classic’s platinum division championship, IU’s Class of 2016 signee De’Ron Davis was named to the event’s all-tournament team. His Overland (Colo.) teammate Jervae Robinson, a 6-foot-2 senior, was MVP of the platinum division.

NEW ALBANY, SILVER CREEK TOP LOCALS IN AP POLLS: New Albany and Silver Creek both remain ranked No. 4 in their respective classes in this week’s Associated Press polls. … Providence drops to No. 10 in Class 2-A. … In Class A, Lanesville hops one spot to No. 3, and Borden enters the poll at No. 9.

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Hoosier Headlines: Monday, Dec. 21, 2015

December 21, 2015

Hoosier Headlines are a summary of the day’s top IU and Southern Indiana sports news, as heard weekdays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on The Hoosier Report radio show. You can listen to the show live at this link.

MONDAY’S SHOW LINEUP: We’ll recap IU-Notre Dame with IU radio voice Don Fischer, presented by Southern Indiana Rebab Hospital. Longtime recruiting guru Rick Bolus will also join the show to talk King of the Bluegrass and high school hoops, IU recruiting, top area prospects and more.

HOOSIERS RALLY TO BEAT NOTRE DAME: Solid defense late in the game and a balanced scoring attack helped IU rally Saturday afternoon and upend Notre Dame 80-73 in the Crossroads Classic at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse. Troy Williams led IU with 18 points, Robert Johnson chipped in 17, James Blackmon Jr. 11 and freshman Thomas Bryant 10. The Hoosiers closed the final 15 minutes of play on a 40-17 run to lock in the victory, which was the largest comeback for an IU team in the Tom Crean era.

KENNESAW STATE NEXT FOR IU: The Owls come to Assembly Hall Tuesday at 6 p.m. for the Hoosiers’ final non-conference game with a dismal 3-10 record. Kennesaw State has played a considerable number of high-major Division I teams: Alabama, Louisiana State, Arizona State, West Virginia and Louisville, among others. After Kennesaw State, IU will open Big 10 Conference play at Rutgers on Dec. 30.

DAVIS, OVERLAND WIN TARKANIAN CLASSIC: IU signee De’Ron Davis led Overland (Colo.), now 7-0, to the Tarkanian Classic platinum division championship Sunday in Las Vegas. The top-ranked team in Colorado, Overland knocked off Long Beach (Calif.) Poly, Dillard (Fla.) and Bingham (Utah) before edging Bishop Gorman (Nev.) 58-56 in the title contest. Davis netted the game-winning basket with four seconds left in the championship game.

KING OF THE BLUEGRASS HOLIDAY CLASSIC: Eight games will take place today at Fairdale High School, including four winner’s bracket contests. In winner’s bracket play, it’ll be Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy-Evanston (Ill.) Township at 4:30; Lexington Dunbar-Trinity at 6; Fern Creek-North Hardin at 7:30 and Bullitt East-Central at 9. The semifinals will be played Tuesday, with the KOB final set for 7:30 Wednesday.

Consolation bracket play today offers some intriguing match ups: Gainesville (Ga.) will meet Miami (Fla.) Senior at 4:30; host Fairdale will take on Owen County at 6; Ballard and Bowling Green will tangle at 7:30 and Waggener will face Taylor County at 9.

KOB tournament director Lloyd Gardner will join The Hoosier Report on Tuesday.

KING OF THE BLUEGRASS OVERTIME: The KOB tournament paused Sunday, but the prep basketball action at Fairdale continued with King of the Bluegrass Overtime, a special one-game event featuring Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI and University of Louisville signee V.J. King. Paul VI romped North Bullitt 103-51 as King poured in 35 points and pulled down nine rebounds. Ryan Henson led North Bullitt’s attack with 19 points, including four 3-pointers.

Rick Pitino and staff were at the game, and the Cardinals offered Paul VI sophomore Brandon Slater following the contest.

STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: With back-to-back 28-point performances, New Albany sophomore Romeo Langford is our 1450 WXVW Southern Indiana Student-Athlete of the Week. Langford tallied 28 points and 11 rebounds in the Bulldogs’ 61-46 win Friday over Seymour, and posted 28 points and seven rebounds Saturday in New Albany’s 64-58 win at Carmel.

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Jeffersonville Holiday Hoopsgiving

November 11, 2015

The Jeffersonville Holiday Hoopsgiving presented by Hoosier Hills Hoops, a four-team tournament with varsity and junior varsity divisions, features some of the Hoosier State’s most intriguing girls’ basketball teams and players.

The one-day tournament will take place Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Jeffersonville High School’s newly-renovated William S. Johnson Arena. Here’s a look at the pairings:


Game 1: Indianapolis Pike vs. Jeffersonville — 10 a.m., Main Gym

Game 2: Greenfield-Central vs. Providence — noon, Main Gym

Game 3, consolation: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser — 6 p.m., Main Gym

Game 4, final: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner — 7:30 p.m., Main Gym


Game 1: Greenfield-Central vs. Providence — 11 a.m., Auxiliary Gym

Game 2: Indianapolis Pike vs. Jeffersonville — 1 p.m., Auxiliary Gym

Game 3, consolation: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser — 4 p.m., Auxiliary Gym

Game 4, final: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner — 4 p.m., Main Gym

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PODCAST: Silver Creek’s Brandon Hoffman

October 26, 2015

Silver Creek boys’ basketball coach Brandon Hoffman joined WXVW’s The Hoosier Report program to preview the Dragons’ upcoming season.

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PODCAST: Jim Shannon on The Hoosier Report

October 20, 2015

The Hoosier Report’s preview of the 2015-16 high school basketball season in Southern Indiana continued with New Albany veteran coach Jim Shannon.

Shannon’s interview includes an update on the recruitment on Romeo Langford, who now holds five Division I scholarship offers.

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