Indiana Athletics Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – For the second consecutive year, Indiana redshirt junior wide receiver Nick Westbrook earned a spot on the Biletnikoff Award Watch List, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation, Inc., announced today. The award annually recognizes the outstanding FBS receiver in college football.Read More
IU Athletics Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana football program honored senior linebacker Tegray Scales as the Anthony Thompson Most Valuable Player at the program's 2017 banquet this afternoon. Head coach Tom Allen recognized the team's seniors and handed out postseason awards inside the Henke Hall of Champions.Read More
Written By T.J. Inman (@T.J.HoosierHuddle)
After a standout senior season in which he led the Ben Davis Giants to an unbeaten season and the 6A Indiana State Title, Reese Taylor has been named Indiana's Mr. Football. The honor goes to the state's top player each season and Taylor certainly earned it after completing 73% of his passes, throwing for 3,150 yards and 40 passing touchdowns. In addition, he ran for 802 more yards and 15 touchdowns as the centerpiece of one of the most explosive high school offenses in the country.Read More
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana senior tight end Ian Thomas has been named the John Mackey Award Tight End of the Week, it was announced today.
Thomas hauled in a 71-yard touchdown, the Hoosiers longest since Sept. 24, 2016, and finished with two receptions for 79 yards in IU's 52-17 victory over Georgia Southern. The Baltimore native paces the team with three TDs and is third with 11 receptions for 163 yards (14.8 average - 2nd).
His 54.3 yards per game sit second among tight ends in the Big Ten (9th nationally), while his three scores are tied for second (T-3rd nationally).
The 2017 John Mackey recipient will be announced on Dec. 6, 2017, and then presented live on Dec. 7, 2017, at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show on ESPNU. Other key dates include the 2017 Mackey Midseason Watch List on Oct. 10, 2017, the 2017 Mackey semifinalists on Nov. 14, 2017, and the 2017 Mackey Finalists on Nov. 21, 2017. All future announcements can be found at www.johnmackeyaward.com, on our official Twitter account: @JohnMackeyAward and also on our official Facebook page:www.facebook.com/JohnMackeyAward.
The John Mackey Tight End of the Week is an honor distinct and different from the annual John Mackey Award. This weekly honor was started in 2004 to draw attention to individual play by tight ends during the active season. The Tight End of the Week acknowledgment does not have a direct bearing on the final John Mackey Award selection process. The John Mackey Tight End of the Week honor will run until the announcement of the eight semifinalists.
The John Mackey Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA), which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. The 23 awards boast over 745 years of tradition-selection excellence. Visit http://www.NCFAA.org to learn more about our story.
The Friends of John Mackey is responsible for the administration of the John Mackey Award and the John Mackey Award Selection Committee. Please visit www.johnmackeyaward.com for all Mackey Award related information.
IU Athletics Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana return specialist J-Shun Harris II was named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced today. The honor is the first for Harris and the first special teams accolade for a Hoosier since Griffin Oakes was recognized on Nov. 23, 2015.Read More
It's Big Ten Media Day and what better way to kickoff the day than releasing our second annual All-Big Ten teams. Writers Sammy Jacobs, T.J. Inman, Alex Compton and David Sugarman selected who they believe is the Big Ten's best on offense, defense and special teams.Read More
U Athletics Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana fifth-year senior quarterback Richard Lagow netted a place on the 2017 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, it was announced today. The Golden Arm Award is presented at the end of each football season and the winner is selected based on his accomplishments both on and off the field. Candidates must be a college senior or fourth-year junior on schedule to graduate with their class.Read More
IU Athletics Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana fifth-year senior cornerback Rashard Fant earned a place on the watch list for the 2017 Wuerffel Trophy, the award announced today. The Wuerffel Trophy, known as "College Football's Premier Award for Community Service," is presented annually by the All Sports Association in Fort Walton Beach Florida.