The conversations that occurred this spring between Indiana University and University of Kentucky officials didn’t result in the two scheduling a head-to-head men’s basketball game—at least not for the upcoming season.
ESPN is drastically cutting costs, and the Big Ten is expected to ask for a lot more money to broadcast its football and basketball games when its current contract expires following the 2016-17 school year.
With temperatures warming and the first flowers starting to sprout here in Indiana, IU Athletic Director Fred Glass is feeling optimistic that maybe—just maybe—the Hoosiers’ hoops rivalry with the University of Kentucky can be renewed.
Local organizers think Indiana and Notre Dame played in front of the biggest in-state crowd ever to watch a college baseball game. IU Athletic Director Fred Glass was so thrilled he wants to brand the game and bring it back on an annual basis.
On the same day IU basketball coach Tom Crean landed a prize recruit, he was roundly booed after being recognized on the court Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium. It's likely some IU fans joined Kentucky and Wisconsin fans in the unkindly reception.
Former IU basketball star Victor Oladipo was born a long way from Indiana. But during this year's NBA All-Star Weekend, the Maryland native said the Hoosier state will always be near his heart. A local charity was the recent beneficiary of that closeness.