Fresh off a more than disappointing 4-8 season, the Hoosiers can officially pack up 2009 and prepare to unfurl 2010. Returning next season are the figure heads of IU football in junior quarterback Ben Chappell, sophomore wide receiver Tandon Doss, and, of course, IU coach Bill Lynch. But past that, the Hoosiers will enter their first season this decade with questions all around the board.
Athletics director Jack Swarbrick announced the decision to fire Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis on Monday.
The 2009 Hoosiers preached from August to November about the changes in the program and about how they were going to make football relevant at IU. In a 38-21 loss to Purdue, that progress was hard to find.
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When the Hoosiers storm the field for the last time in 2009 to take on Purdue, it will be a reminder that this is what college football should be.
IU used to show off its animosity every year by re-enacting the burial of Jawn Purdue, and Purdue counteracted with their burning of Miss Indiana, which died out in the mid-1970s and 1960s, respectively.
After expanded student section tickets sold out, Fred Glass announced Wednesday an additional 2,500 student seats for Saturday's IU-Purdue football game.