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Senior running back Marcus Thigpen runs the ball during a practice drill prior to Saturday’s home opener against Western Kentucky.

Hoosiers aim to win 13

The vivid memories of a fan-flooded Memorial Stadium field after IU beat rival Purdue to clinch its first bowl berth since 1993 might seem like they just happened.


Sophomore Alex Perry prepares to snap the ball to quarterback sophomore Ben Chappell during preseason practice. Perry will be the  center in this year’s new no-huddle offense.

Perry centers the trenches of the new-look offense

No matter how imperfect or seemingly impervious a football team can be, there will always be questions heading into the team’s season opener whose answers will dictate success.


Jay Seawell

Chicago bar hosts Hoosier football

Joe’s Bar may be located in Chicago, but its spacious back room Thursday night was all Bloomington for the Windy City’s IU Football Kickoff.


Lynch: Means returning to IU

Bill Lynch has confirmed Andrew Means will return to the IU football team this fall for his senior season. BLOG: Under the Rock


Brandon Foltz

Greg Middleton named to 5th preseason watch list

Despite not stepping onto the field, Greg Middleton has already had quite a summer. The junior defensive end was nominated as one of 36 pass rushers named to the preseason Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award. Middleton earned honors by being named one of eight finalists for the Hendricks award in 2007.



Anthony Thompson enshrined in Hall of Fame

The College Football Hall of Fame enshrined IU’s all-time leading rusher Anthony Thompson  on Saturday night at a ceremony in South Bend. Thompson was among 16 players and four coaches receiving the honor.


Brandon Foltz

Kellen Lewis reinstated

Junior quarterback Kellen Lewis will be reinstated and will report with the team when training camp opens August 4, said IU head football coach Bill Lynch in a press release Monday



New Orleans drafts Porter with the 40th overall pick in the NFL Draft

Neither nervous nor annoyed after falling lower than he was projected in the 2008 NFL Draft, Tracy Porter simply waited for a life-changing phone call. With the 40th pick, the New Orleans Saints offered him the chance to play at home.  BLOG:  Under the Rock  EXCLUSIVE AUDIO:  Post-draft interview with Tracy Porter



Hardy, Porter await weekend's NFL Draft

The NFL Draft, a day rapidly becoming one of the most popular for sports fans, is this weekend, and two former Hoosiers expect to have a prominent role in the opening day of the draft.


That's What He Said featuring special guest Tracy Porter

Listen to this week's edition of the "That's What He Said" podcast to hear IDS sports editors Matt Dollinger and Lee Hurwitz interview former IU cornerback Tracy Porter as he gets ready for the NFL draft.  PODCAST:  That's What He Said



Follow the leaders

When practice for the IU football team came to a close Wednesday night, apparently nobody told Tracy Porter it was over. Even if someone had, chances are the senior cornerback would have stayed out on the field. After the rest of the team left practice, Porter remained to work with junior wide receiver James Hardy and sophomore quarterback Kellen Lewis in preparation for Saturday night’s opener against the Indiana State Sycamores at Memorial Stadium.


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