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IU quarterback Ben Chappell eyes receiver Terrance Turner before letting it fly during practice on Tuesday at the football practice field.

No decision yet on redshirt for Willis, other freshmen

The first and second teams, including quarterbacks Kellen Lewis and Ben Chappell, respectively, continued taking equal snaps in the Hoosiers’ practice on Tuesday. The only thing different from past weeks’ practices was that the players were in shells – shoulder pads, helmets and shorts.

Senior running back Marcus Thigpen scores a touchdown during the Hoosiers' 45-3 win over Murray State on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.

Plethora of rushing scores squash Racers

Last week, it was Kellen Lewis owning all of the yards on the ground. On Saturday, IU coach Bill Lynch split it among a tandem of running backs.

The Hoosiers (2-0) easily beat Murray State, 45-3, and commanded the game throughout the evening. Murray State, a Football Championship Series school, was overmatched against an IU team that wracked up 477 yards of total offense.

Freshman wide receiver Damario Belcher grabs a touchdown pass in front of a Western Kentucky defender on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

New weapons arm offense

For a significant part of 2008, Bloomington will get a good look at the future.

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.

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

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.

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