A record 5,325 fans traveled to Memorial Stadium for the annual Cream and Crimson Spring Game on Saturday. But if they were looking for mistake-free football, they went to the wrong place. Seven total turnovers and nine punts highlighted Crimson’s 17-10 victory, something IU coach Bill Lynch attributed to the divided nature of a spring game.
A record 5,325 fans traveled to Memorial Stadium for the annual Cream and Crimson Spring Game on Saturday. But if they were looking for mistake-free football, they went to the wrong place.
Throughout spring practice, IU coach Bill Lynch has been looking for his top 50 players. He’ll get a more finalized list after the Hoosiers’ annual Cream and Crimson Spring Game at 6 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
For someone who should be in high school, Antonio Banks is measuring up well on a college field.
Having lost 20 seniors and returning only four defensive starters from last season, IU coach Bill Lynch ended 2009 with a hazy view of his team’s on-field leadership. Entering the spring, things have become much clearer.
For the second-straight season, the IU Athletics Department is asking Hoosier football fans to design a T-shirt for the Memorial Stadium student section. This year, though, they have an official name to work with.
CINCINNATI — A 17-year-old Notre Dame football recruit was killed in a fall from a fifth-floor hotel balcony during his senior-year spring break in Florida, authorities said Saturday.
When the IU football team trains before and during the 2010 season, the players will wear workout shirts with the word “finish” scrawled in large letters across the back. But before the Hoosiers can finish, they’ll have to start. With spring practice kicking off today, IU coach Bill Lynch said at his press conference he is excited for new beginnings at Memorial Stadium.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Former Michigan State running back Glenn Winston has been sentenced to 180 days in jail and a year of probation for his role in a Nov. 22 fight with members of a campus fraternity.
By the end of the 2009 season, the IU football team had only won one more game than it had in the previous year, going 4-8. The team lost to Purdue again. It finished at the bottom of the Big Ten again. It was the second-worst team in at-home attendance in the Big Ten again. But maybe that last fact isn’t as clear-cut as it seems. Home attendance increased by an average of more than 10,051 fans per game, the third-largest increase in the nation.
IU football offensive-line coach Bobby Johnson is leaving his position to take a job as assistant offensive line coach with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, a source close to the situation confirmed.
Recruiting is a matter of perspective for the IU coaching staff. While national scouting services rank IU’s 2010 signing class at the bottom of the Big Ten, Hoosier coach Bill Lynch welcomed the 25-member class on National Signing Day on Wednesday saying he felt very comfortable with his new recruits.
Alabama football coach Nick Saban is known as arrogant, snobby, short-spoken and, after his appearance in “The Blind Side,” even as a movie star. But the fiery coach’s Belichick-like demeanor, succinct responses to the media, and track record suggest one thing above all others. The guy is a winner.
CINCINNATI — The South Bend Tribune is reporting that Brian Kelly is leaving Cincinnati to become the next coach at Notre Dame.