Indiana is One Step Away From Becoming a Sports Wagering State

Indiana is One Step Away From Becoming a Sports Wagering State

Written by Andrew Walker

Fresh on the heels of Iowa and Montana passing bills, the Hoosier state is one gubernatorial signature away from entering the world of sports wagering. Indiana, including the aforementioned states, will join Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey, Mississippi, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island as states where sports wagering is legal.  

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Nothing to Lose, Plenty to Gain, Including Fans

Written By: Nick Holmes (@HoosierHolmes)

Sixteen point underdogs on the road against a top ten ranked team. Expectations from Vegas, nil. Expectations from a scorned fan base, possibly even less.

Today, the Hoosiers step out onto the field against a playoff contender, a Spartans team that has everything riding on this one game. I said before the season started that this had the potential to be Indiana’s toughest match up all season. Not only because it is on the road at a place where IU has not smelled victory since Antwaan Randle El’s senior season in 2001, but because I felt that there was a pretty good chance that Michigan State would still be undefeated, with their eyes still on the ultimate prize.

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Know Your Opponent: Indiana State Sycamores

Know Your Opponent: Indiana State Sycamores

We are just hours away from kickoff at Memorial Stadium as the Indiana Hoosiers will be lining up against the Indiana State Sycamores. The game is on the opening day of college football so there is no wait for the Hoosier fans as their team takes to the field under the lights tonight. If you are visiting this site you are most likely rather familiar with the Hoosier football team. However, you may not be quite as locked in on their opponent. Don't fret, we here at Hoosier Huddle took the time to break down Indiana's FCS opponent for you, so that you can go on with your day. So while your at work, watching the clock move ever so slowly towards the time where football once again can take over, make sure you know a little bit more about the team the Hoosiers are playing tonight.

 

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U.S.S. Indiana Will Be Permanently Docked at the Rock

U.S.S. Indiana Will Be Permanently Docked at the Rock

The Indiana University Athletic Department has announced that they have permanently acquired a portion of the USS Indiana, a World War II battleship, and plan to display it at Memorial Stadium.  The university acquired the ship's prow section via donation from the Spenger family, the owners of a California restaurant who has had it on display for several years.  

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J-Shun Harris is Number 8

J-Shun Harris is Number 8

J-Shun Harris has committed to play his college football for the Indiana Hoosiers.  The Fishers, IN native is a rising-senior wideout who is considered a two-star prospect by 247Sports.  In the websites composite rankings he checks in as the 274th ranked receiver nationally as well as the 26th ranked prospect in the state.  

Harris had been committed to play at Ball State before he received his scholarship offer from the Hoosiers coaching staff this past Sunday.  He informed the Ball State staff that he would be de-committing and accepting his opportunity to play on the Big Ten level in Bloomington.  

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Kicker Mitch Ewald Named to Lou Groza Award Watch List

Kicker Mitch Ewald Named to Lou Groza Award Watch List

Wednesday morning brought more good news for the Indiana program as senior kicker Mitch Ewald was named to the Lou Groza Award Watch List.  The Groza Award, named after the NFL Hall of Fame kicker, is presented annually to the top place kicker in the nation. Like tight End Ted Bolser yesterday, this is Ewald's third straight year appearing on the list.

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2013 Recruiting Redux: Instant Impact

2013 Recruiting Redux: Instant Impact

As already discussed in our first edition of Recruiting Redux, the 2013 Hoosier recruiting class is the most talented to walk on the campus in at least a decade, and very possibly of all-time.  One of the things that may have drawn them to Bloomington was Kevin Wilson’s penchant for playing the best players regardless of seniority. 

While the head coach has shown that to be true during his first two years at the helm, 2013 might be a bit of a different story.  Not so much in that he won’t play the man who can do the job best, but because there are finally less spots to fight for in the lineup.  Indiana returns somewhere between 16 and 20 starters depending on varying definitions of the word, but nevertheless it’s a hefty quantity.  This being the case it will be hard for many of the true freshman to make an immediate impact anywhere outside of special teams.

There are however a certain select few that due to lack of positional depth or just plain talent will be able to jump right in.  Today we will take a look at a few of the young men who have yet to play a down of college football but could be integral pieces leading to the success of Indiana football in the 2013 season.

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Ted Bolser Named to Mackey Award Watch List

Ted Bolser Named to Mackey Award Watch List

On Tuesday, Indiana Senior tight end Ted Bolser was named to the John Mackey Award Watch List.  The Mackey Award is handed out to the most outstanding tight end in the nation at the conclusion of each season.  This is the third appearance for Bolser on the preseason list during his career in Bloomington. 

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2013 Recruiting Redux: Playing Dominoes

2013 Recruiting Redux: Playing Dominoes

Since we were not around to breakdown the 2013 recruiting cycle we have decided to go back over the class in the coming days and give you our analysis of how the Hoosiers faired.  This is the first part of a short series entitled “Recruiting Redux”, in which we will be taking a birds-eye view of how the 2013 class came to be.  In the coming editions of Recruiting Redux we will be breaking down individual position groups, immediate impact players, and long-term prospects.  Enjoy!

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Welcome to Hoosier Huddle

Welcome to Hoosier Huddle

Welcome to the Hoosier Huddle!  As you surely are aware, there are many sites   dedicated to Indiana University Athletics, most notably basketball.  However, while visiting these pages it has become painfully obvious that there was a gap in coverage when it comes to Indiana Football.  While it was touched upon occasionally it has generally taken a back seat.

We have set out to change the status quo.  While we understand that Indiana will always be considered a "Basketball School", that does not mean that their isn't room enough for two programs in Bloomington.

This will be a site solely dedicated to coverage, discussion and breakdown of the Indiana University Football Program.  We hope that in the coming days, months and years we can become your leading source for FREE Hoosier Football information.  

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