Athlon Sports picks IU to finish 8th in Big Ten

  • 09/17/2010 10:54 am in

This photo has already circulated around the Web, but Athlon Sports passed along their season preview cover with Maurice Creek, Purdue’s Robbie Hummel and Butler’s Matt Howard.

The Hoosiers were picked to finish 8th in the Big Ten and Verdell Jones was listed on the third team All-Big Ten. Here’s their complete Big Ten finish prediction: 1. Purdue, 2. Michigan State, 3. Ohio State, 4. Illinois, 5. Wisconsin, 6. Minnesota, 7. Northwestern, 8. Indiana, 9. Penn State, 10. Michigan, 11. Iowa.

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  • Outoftheloop

    Play against the Syracuse Zone, you usually lose. Try to play the Syracuse Zone, it is very demanding. I watched Magic Johnson and MI St play a match up Zone. They beat IU 3 times in one season, won the Big 10 and won the National Championship all while playing a Zone. If that is your idea of “the easy way out”, then I am ALL FOR IT! Just play good team defense, every game!

  • Bucky

    What is Hanner’s health status? Did he have a second injury this summer?

    Or maybe he didn’t. I read bits and pieces, and may have mixed up the details.

    One injury or two, is he expected to have a full recovery?

    Thanks in advance from IU’s Wisconsin annex.

  • Outoftheloop

    I think that Creek, Watford and Jones are each legitimate All Big 10 3rd team or above candidates, just based on last year’s actual performance. Elston will be in the mix as well if he grows and produces as I expect he will.

  • MCuban

    Big Ten basketball is defined by Indiana University Basketball as Big Ten Football is by Ohio State Football. This is our damn league, we put it on the map, along with Purdue with Indiana kids. It’s ’bout time we quit pussy-footing around thinking we’d be lucky to place 6th. The last 2 years could not be helped, Kentucky will be there soon enough. This year though anything short of 1st place is a disappointment for Indiana University Basketball. Each year it should come down to IU and Purdue with Indiana kids…with a few special guys spinkled in like Mo.

    No more excuses, let’s move to the front of the line where we belong.

  • Cpjason311

    anyone know when midnight madness is?

  • Davis25

    Actually we had DJ White step up game in game out during Gordons year, but one player doesnt make the team go, and that team had tons of communication and behavior issues. Not to mention Sampson at the wheel!

  • davis25

    Yogi was just donw at IU during a football game, he goes down as much as he can! Dont look at anything ESPN says!

  • Davis25

    I think its the 22nd of Oct, at least that is what I read last.

  • Anonymous

    I agree. With the exception of 1975 and 1976 (1975 as AP Champs), RMK’s titles came with very few (arguably no) “top 100” high school players – I don’t believe the high school ratings were around then. We had a great mix of role players as well as stars. I like the guys we now have – both as players and individuals. We need more talent, but considering where he started two years ago, CTC has been very successful at molding a team in this short period of time. I purchased season tickets last year for the first time. While we had issues throughout the season, game by game, we grew as a team and individually. We will get there. It may take another year or two to compete for the title, but it sure is fun watching these kids work their tails off and get better.

  • Anonymous

    Does Mark Cuban know you stole his likeness as a username…and his nads? It’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance, but you’re right..we belong in the front of the pack year after year. I think (and have thought all along) that CTC is the perfect guy to get us back there. He does things the right way and doesn’t take shortcuts..if it’s not painful, there’s less appreciation for HOW you got to the top. Purdue i’m not convinced belongs atop the Big10 for much longer, but MSU should be (behind IU, of course).

  • Juan G.

    did you go to St. Joseph HS?

  • Anonymous

    nope.

  • Anonymous

    6th yes. above OSU? you are dreaming. don’t get me wrong…I love your confidence and I think we can run with any team this year, but 6th is as high as we go. I hope you are right though. Make sure you put some sugar in the kool aid. other wise it will be a bit bland.

  • Outoftheloop

    10/15/2010