Cronk Wants to Spark the Fanbase During Senior Season

Cronk Wants to Spark the Fanbase During Senior Season

Written by Amanda Pavelka

Going into his senior year at Indiana, Coy Cronk has three things on his mind, and none of them involve himself. The Indiana Hoosier fan base, developing mental toughness and being an influential leader to his teammates is what the left tackle cares the most about for leaving a legacy in Bloomington.

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Indiana OL Coy Cronk Named to Outland Trophy Watch List for Nation's Best Lineman

Indiana OL Coy Cronk Named to Outland Trophy Watch List for Nation's Best Lineman

IU Athletics Release

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana senior offensive lineman Coy Cronk is on the preseason watch list for the 2019 Outland Trophy, presented by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. The Football Writers Association of America announced the watch list on Tuesday afternoon.

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Five IUFB Takeaways from Big Ten Media Day

Five IUFB Takeaways from Big Ten Media Day

Written by Amanda Pavelka

It was a successful Big Ten Media Day, one that Indiana coaches, players, and journalists left with a ray of hope for what appears to be the beginning of a turning point for the IU football program. Here are a few takeaways from Big Ten Media Days you need for the 2019 season— put them in your pocket and do not lose them.

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Coy Cronk, Reakwon Jones and Nick Westbrook to Represent Indiana at Big Ten Media Days

Coy Cronk, Reakwon Jones and Nick Westbrook to Represent Indiana at Big Ten Media Days

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Conference media days are the unofficial start of the college football pre-season. The Big Ten conference will hold their annual media days in Chicago on July 18th and 19th. As hundreds of Big Ten reporters pour into the Windy City 42 athletes will be representing the 14 teams in the conference.

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Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 54 Days (Coy Cronk)

Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 54 Days (Coy Cronk)

Written by Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

#54 – Coy Cronk (Senior)

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 321 Pounds

Hometown: Lafayette, Indiana

Position: Offensive Lineman (Left Tackle) 

Coy Cronk is the very epitome of an iron man. Cronk has started in 36 games since he arrived on the Indiana campus. Cronk chose the Hoosiers over a bevy of offers, including one from his hometown school: Purdue. It’s always a treat when Indiana is able to go into enemy territory and walk away with a recruit. When Cronk committed to IU, the Hoosiers knew they were getting a seriously talented player. 

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Seven Hoosiers on Pre-Season All-Big Ten Teams in Preview Magazines

Seven Hoosiers on Pre-Season All-Big Ten Teams in Preview Magazines

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Every summer around Memorial Day college football fans rifle through magazine stands at their local supermarket or bookstore in search of a pre-season college football preview magazine. I know that every time I hit Kroger or Books-a-Million after May 10th I check just in case they come in early. I consider there to be four big, must buy magazines every year, Athlon Sports, Lindy’s, Phil Steele and Street and Smith’s. Some are better than others, but each have their own strengths. Why buy four magazines? Well, I am crazy, but I like having other perspectives to compile. One of the great tools that these magazines provide is their pre-season All-Big Ten teams. This year, there are seven Hoosiers who earned that honor heading into the 2019 season and eight have been singled out in the magazines. Here they are:

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Countdown to 2018 IUFB Kickoff: 54 Days (Ja'Merez Bowen and Coy Cronk)

Countdown to 2018 IUFB Kickoff: 54 Days (Ja'Merez Bowen and Coy Cronk)

Written by Nathan Comp

54 Days (Ja’merez Bowen and Coy Cronk)

The Hoosier Huddle countdown to kickoff has begun. 54 days remain until the Hoosiers kickoff the 2018 season on the road against Florida International University. Today we will highlight the two Hoosiers who wear number 54, Ja’merez Bowen and Coy Cronk.

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Five Things to Pay Attention to as Indiana Starts Spring Football Practice on Saturday

Five Things to Pay Attention to as Indiana Starts Spring Football Practice on Saturday

Written By Dustin Schutte (@SchutteCFB)

Football is returning to Bloomington.

Indiana kicks off its spring practice on Saturday, as it prepares for the 2018 season following a 5-7 (2-7) campaign last fall, coming just one win shy of a third consecutive bowl appearance.

The Hoosiers lose a plethora of talent from its 2017 squad, primarily on the defensive side of the football. As head coach Tom Allen enters his second spring practice, he'll be coaching an IU team with a little more youth and inexperience than he's had in two seasons (one as defensive coordinator) with the program.

With offseason football right around the corner for the Hoosiers, here are five things to watch heading into spring practice.

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Spring Practice 2018 Position Battle: Offensive Line

Spring Practice 2018 Position Battle: Offensive Line

Written By Alex Compton (@alexncompton)

This is one of the most interesting position groups on the team. There are some anchors that have been through the ringer so far in their careers, coupled with some unknowns. That type of combination can be worrisome, or exciting, depending on how you look at the situation. IU isn’t losing much personnel wise for 2018, so the battles for starting spot this year will be very, very interesting. Certain spots on the line (cough, cough, left side) are already locked down, so essentially it’s a three spot position battle for this upcoming season. Second year offensive line coach Darren Hiller has some options to work with, and Coach Allen’s philosophy of having a multitude of bodies up front to rotate in is starting to take shape. 

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Spring Practice 2018 Position Preview: Offensive Line

Spring Practice 2018 Position Preview: Offensive Line

Written By Lauralys Shallow

To win in the Big Ten Conference, you have to dominate in the trenches. When a team controls the line of scrimmage, it dictates the play. A strong offensive line allows the running game to get going, which opens up play action because the defense has to respect the run, which gives receivers a chance to make plays on deeper balls down the field. Without a successful run game, the IU offense will be one dimensional. Remember the 2016 season under former head coach Kevin Wilson when IU’s biggest weakness was their run game…and that was with Devine Redding as running back and Dan Feeney playing guard and tackle for most of the year. IU head coach Tom Allen’s debut season had no seniors and limited experience on his offensive line unit. In Allen’s second season, IU needs to establish a consistent and dominant offensive line.

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