Hoosiers Get Commitment from Tennessee Athlete Cam Jones

Hoosiers Get Commitment from Tennessee Athlete Cam Jones

Written By Kris Shankle

Hoosier Nation is probably very familiar with this name, but ATH Cam Jones, a one time IU commit, has decided he likes the program so much he is doing it all over again. This time coach Tom Allen had some stiffer competition from the likes of Tennessee, Memphis, Mizzou, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and more. Even with all the extra attention, Jones decided to put his trust in the Hoosiers staff once again.

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Gameday Primer: Battle for the Old Brass Spittoon

Gameday Primer: Battle for the Old Brass Spittoon

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

What: Indiana Hoosiers (3-3) at #18 Michigan State Spartans (5-1)

When: Saturday, October 21 at 3:30

Where: Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, MI

How to Watch: The game will be broadcast on ABC. Fans can also listen to the game on the IU Radio Network with the legendary Don Fischer on the call.

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Catching Up with IU Running Back Commit Ronnie Walker

Catching Up with IU Running Back Commit Ronnie Walker

Written by Kris Shankle

If you’re an IU fan and haven’t heard of Ronnie Walker, chances are you’re are currently not reading this and probably under a rock somewhere. Walker is a 5’10 playmaker who choose the Hoosiers over the likes of UVA, MSU, Vanderbilt, Purdue, Wake Forest and other power 5 schools. He is one of the highest rated recruits to ever step foot in Bloomington as the 323rd best player in the nation according to 247 Sports Composite rankings and will be looking to make an immediate impact.

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Keeping the Old Brass Spittoon is the Mission for Indiana this Week

Keeping the Old Brass Spittoon is the Mission for Indiana this Week

Written By Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

The Old Brass Spittoon currently belongs to the Indiana Hoosiers for the first time since Terry Hoeppner coached IU to a 46-21 win over the Spartans in 2006. Last season, Indiana recaptured the trophy when they beat Michigan State at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington by a score of 24-21 in overtime. Michigan State leads Indiana in the all-time series with 45 wins, only 16 losses, and two ties. Although IU-MSU isn’t heralded as a classic college football rivalry, which both teams now in the same division, things could heat up if the Hoosiers can do more of what they did last year. The trophy, the Old Brass Spittoon, wasn’t introduced to the series until 1950.

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Matchup to Watch: MSU QB Brian Lewerke vs. Indiana's Containment on Defense

Matchup to Watch: MSU QB Brian Lewerke vs. Indiana's Containment on Defense

Written By Alex Compton (@Alexncompton)

Just like recent seasons, IU has been through a ton already and finds themselves at 3-3 despite it all. But hey, drop all of that, because IT’S SPITTOON WEEK LET’S GO! IU is looking to keep the Old Brass Spittoon in Bloomington for a second straight season, and will have to pull out a win on the road against the 18th ranked Spartans. After a dismal 3-9 year in 2016, Sparty has come back from the dead to hit the halfway mark at 5-1. This will mark the fourth straight ranked Big Ten opponent for IU, which is by far the toughest stretch of any Big Ten team in either division (Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, MSU). Before I jump into the actual matchup to watch for this week, I would just like to point out that it won’t matter if they can’t contain LJ Scott. After a terrible start to the year, one of the nation’s best backs had nearly 200 yards and tallied 2 scores in a win on the road against Minnesota. So as a precursor to the matchup this week, make sure the defense is bottling up LJ Scott before worrying about this next one. 

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Hoosiers and Spartans Clash for Spittoon

Hoosiers and Spartans Clash for Spittoon

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

The Michigan State Spartans ended up having a miserable 2016 season but the fact that they ultimately wound up 3-9 is far from IU fans minds as they think back to the high point of last season. The Hoosiers knocked off Michigan State with a physical defensive effort to win the Old Brass Spittoon and it felt like a real step forward to the Cream and Crimson football program. The defensive performance was one of many good ones from first year defensive coordinator Tom Allen and his crew and it helped instill a belief in the Hoosiers that things were finally different on the defensive side of the ball. IU is 3-3 this season and they are yet to win in the Big Ten but the schedule has been as difficult as can be. The good news is that the schedule lightens up a bit soon. The bad news is the Hoosiers have yet another ranked opponent this Saturday and this one wants a rivalry trophy they possessed for a long time back in their possession. The Michigan State Spartans are a surprising 5-1 and 3-0 in the Big Ten and they have risen to #18 in the country. At the midpoint of the season, first year head coach Tom Allen spoke about where his team stands moving into the back half of the 2017 campaign.

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