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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Spring Practice No. 4 Notes and Tom Allen's Observations

Spring Practice No. 4 Notes and Tom Allen's Observations

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Spring Practice Day Four Notables

The Indiana Hoosiers enter spring break on a high note as they wrapped up their first full-padded practice (fourth overall). While Hoosier Huddle was not at the practice, IUHoosiers.com talked to head coach Tom Allen about how he feels after the first four practices.

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Spring Preview –Running Backs Provides IU with Depth and Talent

Spring Preview –Running Backs Provides IU with Depth and Talent

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

The Cream and Crimson game is less than two months away! That means it is time for Hoosier Huddle’s spring preview coverage to ramp up. The first article in our preview series is on one of the deepest and most talented position groups on the Indiana roster: running back. A stellar sophomore returns after a terrific debut season, a fellow sophomore is back after showing flashes in his freshman season and a pair of highly-anticipated freshmen are joining the backfield. This cadre of backs gives new offensive coordinator Kalen DeBoer a whole lot to work with. I’ll begin by giving a brief breakdown of each player in the running back room, provide a few things to look from the backs during spring practice and then finish with a projected depth chart.

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After a Dormant Few Weeks Stevie Scott Leads a Hoosier Running Game Resurgence

After a Dormant Few Weeks Stevie Scott Leads a Hoosier Running Game Resurgence

Written By Lauralys Shallow 

Days before Indiana’s season opening game at Florida International University, it was announced that Morgan Ellison, Indiana’s leading rusher from 2017, was suspended indefinitely. While losing Ellison raised concerns, redshirt sophomore Cole Gest, the second-leading rusher from 2017, would assume the starting role while Ronnie Walker Jr., Mike Majette and Stevie Scott would also be utilized in the running game. After just five carries into his 2018 season, Gest left the field early in the second quarter, and it was confirmed he tore his ACL.

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Young Running Backs Breath Life Back in to IU's Ground Attack

Young Running Backs Breath Life Back in to IU's Ground Attack

Written By Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

The Indiana Hoosiers approached the 2018 season with a remarkably deep backfield. 2017’s freshman standout Morgan Ellison was to team up with the elusive Cole Gest. Behind them, a steady mix of veterans and youth. Seniors Ricky Brookins and Mike Majette figured to provide depth, rounding out a healthy running back corps. Three weeks into the season, none of this has come to fruition. Ellison has since been suspended from the team and Cole Gest tore his ACL in the first game against Florida International after just five carries. One might have thought Indiana’s rushing attack would be dead in the water without those two guys.

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Punt Returner J-Shun Harris, Running Back Stevie Scott Pick Up Weekly Big Ten Honors

Punt Returner J-Shun Harris, Running Back Stevie Scott Pick Up Weekly Big Ten Honors

IU Athletics Release

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana fifth-year senior return specialist J-Shun Harris II and true freshman running back Stevie Scott each picked up Big Ten honors, the conference announced today. Harris was named Special Teams Player of the Week for the third time in his career and Scott earned Freshman of the Week for the second time in as many outings.

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Game Wrap and Reaction: Indiana 38 Ball State 10

Game Wrap and Reaction: Indiana 38 Ball State 10

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Opponent: Ball State Cardinals

Location: Saturday September 15th, 2018 Bloomington, IN

Why They Played: The Hoosiers and Cardinals kicked off a three-game set. They’ll play in 2019 (Indianapolis) and again in 2020 (Bloomington).

What The Game Meant: This was a chance for the Hoosiers to start the season 3-0 for the first time since 2015 and get halfway to bowl eligibility. It also sets up a prime-time Spittoon battle against Michigan State.

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Game Wrap and Reaction: Indiana 38 Florida International 28

Game Wrap and Reaction: Indiana 38 Florida International 28

Opponent: Florida International Golden Panthers

Location: Saturday September 1st, 2018 Miami Florida

Why They Played: The Hoosiers and Golden Panthers played the back end of a home-and-home series after last season’s game was postponed until 2024.

What The Game Meant: Every season opener is big and opening on the road is a tough draw. IU needs to win all three non-conference games in 2018 and that started with a win at Florida International.

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Hoosiers Show a Balanced Offense in Opening Night Win

Hoosiers Show a Balanced Offense in Opening Night Win

Written by Lauralys Shallow

Underclassmen had to step up for IU’s offense tonight, and they delivered. IU lost its leading rusher and a graduate transfer quarterback heading into tonight’s contest with FIU. Last week, the program announced that Morgan Ellison is suspended indefinitely, and just days ago news broke that Brandon Dawkins was leaving. Overall, IU’s offense was impressive despite the recent controversy leading up to the season opener.

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