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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The Goal is Clear Entering Tom Allen’s Third Year

The Goal is Clear Entering Tom Allen’s Third Year

Written by Amanda Pavelka (@amandapavelka3)

Tom Allen did not hesitate when he talked about expectations going into his third year of coaching at Indiana during Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. Allen’s words could not have been more clear-cut on Thursday—“We’re going to win a bowl game. That’s what we’re shooting for.”

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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.











Indiana Football Positional Preview: Can the Offensive Line Show Off Their Improved Strength After a Solid Showing in Fall Camp

Indiana Football Positional Preview: Can the Offensive Line Show Off Their Improved Strength After a Solid Showing in Fall Camp

Written By Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

The Indiana Hoosiers struggled on the offensive line last season. IU had an abysmal run game last season despite finishing third in the Big Ten in passing offense. Indiana simply could not sustain a rushing attack during conference play. Injuries affected the offensive line throughout the season, impeding any potential consistency up front. This year should be different. The Hoosiers return nearly everybody on the offensive line. IU will boast more depth on the O-line than they’ve had in a while. Whether or not that translates to a drastically improved running game remains to be seen. The addition of strength and conditioning experts David Ballou and Dr. Matt Rhea have seemingly given the entire roster a boost. The experience IU will have on the offensive line this season is very valuable. With strongholds like Wes Martin, Coy Cronk, Simon Stepaniak and others, the Hoosiers offensive line should be drastically improved in 2018. 

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