Indiana Running Back Stevie Scott III Named to Maxwell Award Watch List

Indiana Running Back Stevie Scott III Named to Maxwell Award Watch List

IU Athletics Release

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana sophomore running back Stevie Scott III landed on the watch list for the 83rd annual Maxwell Award, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday afternoon. The Maxwell Award, named in honor of Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell, has been given to America's College Player of the Year since 1937.

One of 80 standouts on the prestigious list, Scott became the 13th Hoosier (19th time) to reach 1,000 yards in a single season and finished 14th overall in program history with 1,137 yards. The Syracuse, N.Y., native set IU true freshman records in yardage, attempts (228), touchdowns (10) and 100-yard games (6).

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First Glance: Hoosiers will host Rutgers for Homecoming after an Open Week

First Glance: Hoosiers will host Rutgers for Homecoming after an Open Week

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Week Seven Preview: Rutgers Scarlet Knight

The Indiana Hoosiers will host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights for their annual Homecoming game on October 12th. After hosting the likes of Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska and other top-flight teams for homecoming the Hoosiers caught a break with Rutgers. However, the last time IU hosted the Scarlet Knights for homecoming it was a disaster, as the Hoosiers blew a 52-27 lead as part of a soul-crushing 55-52 loss. Rutgers enters the 2019 season riding an 11-game losing streak and if the worm doesn’t turn early, Chris Ash’s seat will be in flames when this game takes place in Bloomington.

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Countdown to IUFB Kickoff: 47 Days (Micah McFadden)

Written by Amanda Pavelka (@AmandaPavelka3)

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF: #47 MICAH MCFADDEN

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 230 pounds

Hometown: Tampa, Florida (Plant)

Year: Sophomore

Position: LB

Only six more Indiana football-less Saturdays remain until the season kicks off against the Ball State Cardinals at Lucas Oil Stadium. The August 31st noon matchup is 47 days away, so today we will feature the guy representing the Hoosiers’ No. 47 jersey— none other than Micah McFadden.

Even a season of nameless jerseys did not make a difference when it comes to recognizing sophomore linebacker Micah McFadden. A true freshman, the Florida native played in all 12 games in the 2018 season. His stat line for last season read 20 tackles, 14 solo, with one for loss, a single forced fumble, and a pair of quarterback hurries.

As far as his performance in the off-season, no news was confirmed good news in the press conference before the spring game: “I haven’t mentioned him in a little bit, but the growth from last fall to right now is pretty intense in a good way,” Coach Tom Allen said.

With big shoes to fill with the departure of Dameon Willis, McFadden has proven himself a top contestant, along with former high school teammate and redshirt sophomore Thomas Allen and redshirt freshman James Miller.

Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 48 Days (Robert Tolbert)

Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 48 Days (Robert Tolbert)

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

 2019 Countdown - #48

Name – Robert Tolbert

Position – Linebacker (Redshirt Freshman)

Hometown – Murphy, Texas (The Episcopal School of Dallas)

Height – 5’11”

Weight – 224

In under seven weeks the Indiana Hoosiers will be kicking off their 2019 campaign against the Ball State Cardinals at Lucas Oil Stadium. Today’s Countdown to Kickoff featured player is Robert Tolbert, a walk-on linebacker from Murphy, Texas.

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Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 50 Days (IUFB 1901-1920)

Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 50 Days (IUFB 1901-1920)

Written by T.J. Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

2019 Countdown - #50

1901-1920

Overview

The decade began with Indiana University joining the newly-formed Western Conference. This group of universities was the first collegiate athletic conference in the United States and it was founded in 1896 with Purdue, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Wisconsin and the University of Chicago gathering to set policies designed to regulate college athletics. Indiana joined the Western Conference in 1900 and went 1-2-1 in conference play in their inaugural season. James H. Horne was coach for the Hoosiers at the time and the 1901 was a good one as IU posted a 6-3 record. Horne was unable to keep that momentum going though and Indiana floundered for the next few years before posting a 6-4 record in 1904 before Horne moved on. IU hired James M. Sheldon, a native of LaPorte, prior to the 1905 season. He had played halfback at Chicago and was an assistant coach there in 1903 and 1904 before being hired in Bloomington. His first year was a rousing success as IU went 8-1-1. He was the football coach for nine seasons, compiling a 35-26-3 record. In 1910, Sheldon led IU to a 6-1 record, including a 3-1 record in the Western Conference. Indiana would not reach three conference wins again until 1920. Sheldon’s era lost steam and IU hired Clarence C. Childs in 1914. The graduate of Yale only last two seasons in Bloomington before serving in France during World War I. He only went 6-7-1 before IU turned to the delightfully named Ewald “Jumbo” Stiehm prior to 1916. Stiehm had been a center for the University of Wisconsin and then had been the head coach for Nebraska from 1911 to 1915. His first season was not great (2-4-1) but he was able to post five win seasons in both 1917 and 1920. 

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Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 51 Days (Mackenzie Nworah)

Written by Amanda Pavelka

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF: #51 MACKENZIE NWORAH

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 310 pounds

Hometown: Houston, Texas (Manvel)

Year: Redshirt Junior

Position: OL

Less than two months remain until the long-awaited 2019 Indiana football season. The Hoosiers will make their season debut at Lucas Oil Stadium where they will take on the Ball State Cardinals on August 31st in a noon game. With 51 days remaining, it is only appropriate to talk about the man who will represent the Hoosiers’ No. 51 jersey— Mackenzie Nworah.

You’ve heard his name before, but it’s been a while. In 2017, he started six games and played in ten at right guard. Indiana’s offensive player of the game in their 41-0 win over Rutgers was none other than Nworah.

Nworah’s had a knock-down, drag-out fight with injuries since then, and unfortunately had to sit out most of the 2018 season to recover. For a guy with the perfect size and frame for the offensive guard job, he was one of the most painful sights on the Hoosier bench. He traded time on the field for time in the books and ended up contributing to the IU football program’s record, being one of 29 guys to earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors in 2018.

Although no official word, Nworah’s comeback is hopeful and he’ll likely be called upon as next man up at offensive guard.











First Glance: Old Brass Spittoon Matchup Moves to East Lansing for Week Five Showdown

First Glance: Old Brass Spittoon Matchup Moves to East Lansing for Week Five Showdown

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

The Hoosiers travel north in week five as they renew the Old Brass Spittoon rivalry with the Michigan State Spartans. The Hoosiers won for the first time in a decade in this series in 2016. However, Michigan State has won the last two, but each contest has been fairly close and this could be turning into an actual rivalry (before an angry mob of Spartan fans chase me down, I mean that playing highly competitive games annually has started to draw more fan interest and attention from the media than it had over the past 15 years). The Spartans are coming off a season where an elite defense carried them to seven wins and a bad offense led to a staff reshuffling. Which Michigan State team shows up in 2019 is anyone’s guess, but the Spartans have the talent to possibly have a say on the East Division race.

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Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 52 Days (Davondre Love)

Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 52 Days (Davondre Love)

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

 2019 Countdown - #52

Name – Davondre Love

Position – Offensive Line (Redshirt Senior)

Hometown – St. Louis, Missouri (Affton)

Height – 6’7”

Weight – 292

The 50’s are winding down and today we are featuring redshirt senior offensive lineman Davondre Love.

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