For the first time in its history, the preseason watch list for the John R. Wooden Award can include freshmen and transfers, and in this, the year of the freshman, the list is loaded with first-year players.
You can find it nailed to a tree or silo and in Hinkle Fieldhouse, Assembly Hall and countless high schools across the state. But to understand the state of Indiana's relationship with basketball, you have to go there.
Not many people believed in the Georgetown Hoyas going into the Legends Classic. After they upset UCLA and pushed No. 1 Indiana to overtime in the tournament final, that's no longer the case, writes Dana O'Neil.
This is the season Indiana basketball fans have been waiting for. The talented and experienced Hoosiers start the season ranked No. 1 in the nation -- quite a difference from the program Tom Crean found when he became coach.
Great basketball will be played across the country this season, but no region will beat Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Dana O'Neil maps out the perfect road trip for hoops fanatics, ending in Rising Sun, Ind.