Sports Illustrated tabs IU No. 1, Zeller on regional cover

Indiana has been selected as the preseason No. 1 by Sports Illustrated and the magazine has selected Cody Zeller for one of its four regional covers for this week’s issue.

Here’s the complete release from Sports Illustrated:

(NEW YORK – Nov. 6, 2012) – This is the season Indiana basketball fans have been waiting for. The talented and experienced Hoosiers begin the season ranked No. 1 in Sports Illustrated’s 2012 College Basketball Preview, on newsstands now. Cody Zeller, who may be the most important recruit to come to Indiana since Isiah Thomas, is set for a dominant sophomore season and is featured on Sports Illustrated’s regional cover. This marks the first time an Indiana Basketball player has been featured on the cover of SI since D.J. White in 2007.

The last five top ranked preseason teams to be featured on SI’s College Basketball preview have all at least reached the Sweet 16:

2012 – Indiana Hoosiers (TBD)
2011 – North Carolina Tar Heels (Elite 8)
2010 – Duke Blue Devils (Sweet 16)
2009 – Kansas Jayhawks (Sweet 16)
2008 – North Carolina Tar Heels (won NCAA title)
2007 – North Carolina Tar Heels (Final Four)

Indiana is one of four teams with its own cover this week, along with No. 2 Louisville, No. 3 Kansas and No. 11 Syracuse.

  • iudawg

    B’Town in the fall. Can it get any better? Go Hoosiers!!!

  • iudawg

    B’Town in the fall. Can it get any better? Go Hoosiers!!!

  • twoturntables

    Nations Best Pants!! Finally the candy stripes are getting the respect they deserve.

  • http://www.vccm.net/ iubase

    Every four yrs they get it right.

  • AJ_IU_ColtsFan

    Covers for the first, second, and third ranked teams… and number 11?? I’m flabbergasted at the logic. :-S

    But forget all of that. It’s nice to see the Hoosiers in the top ranks again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daren-Patrick-Collentine/1498325427 Daren Patrick Collentine

    Ron Patterson just committed to Syracuse for next season. I read it on SI.com.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daren-Patrick-Collentine/1498325427 Daren Patrick Collentine

    Ron Patterson just committed to Syracuse for next season. I read it on SI.com.

  • http://twitter.com/erikholm Erik Holm

    SI is headquartered in NYC…hence ‘Cuse at #11 getting one.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    Took this today. In other words, no, it can’t. iubb and a beautiful campus go hand in hand…

  • SCHoosier

    Gee doesn’t every team enjoy being on the SI cover and projected to win some kind of championship? Guess we have to take it..but I’d prefer a cover sometime in March.

  • SCHoosier

    Gee doesn’t every team enjoy being on the SI cover and projected to win some kind of championship? Guess we have to take it..but I’d prefer a cover sometime in March.

  • Remy Willing and Abell

    Even when we were down and out … We still had the best damn pants in the nation !

  • Remy Willing and Abell

    Even when we were down and out … We still had the best damn pants in the nation !

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