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  1. Indiana defense more confident than ever

    Josh Moyer

    Indiana safety Mark Murphy is sometimes told to close his eyes at practice, visualize success and picture interceptions and stops in the backfield. The exercise is no different from last season. But, when he closes his eyes this season, he senses ...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
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  3. Depth offers latest hope for IU defense

    Brian Bennett

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A recent Indiana practice came down to a winner-take-all snap in the red zone. Redshirt freshman Kris Smith ended things by sacking Nate Sudfeld (at least unofficially, since there's no tackling the quarterback in practice). T...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  4. Spring game preview: Indiana

    Brian Bennett

    Ten league squads wrap up spring practice this weekend, and we're taking a look at each spring game or scrimmage. Next up: Indiana. When: 3 p.m. ET Saturday Where: Memorial Stadium Admission: Free. Fans are asked to enter the East side of th...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  5. B1G spring position breakdown: DB

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with every Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the defensive backs. Illinois: The secondary returns mostly intact from 2013, as Illinois returns starters at both cornerback spots (V'Angelo Bentl...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  6. Poll: Which struggling unit surges this fall?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Brian and I on Wednesday debated which struggling unit from the 2012 season -- Illinois' offense, Indiana's defense, Iowa's offense, Michigan State's offense or Nebraska's defense -- would take the biggest step forward this fall. I went with the MSU ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  7. Indiana defense looking for numbers

    Adam Rittenberg

    Indiana defensive coordinator Doug Mallory is looking for a few good men this spring. Actually, more than a few. Mallory isn't necessarily seeking the next standout player (although he wouldn't complain if he found one). The Hoosiers' defense has ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  8. Spring previews: Leaders Division

    Adam Rittenberg

    Spring practice is under way in the Big Ten, so let's take a look at what's on tap for the six teams in the Leaders Division. ILLINOIS Spring start: March 5 Spring game: April 12 What to watch: 1. Coaching staff makeover: Illinois play...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  9. B1G postseason position rankings: DB

    Brian Bennett

    Our postseason position rankings are getting close to wrapping up, but first let's put a bow on the defensive side of the ball with a look at the defensive backs. Star power matters, but depth is also important. The secondary wasn't a particularly...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  10. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Your questions, my answers. Matt from Farmington Hills, Mich., writes: How can you say in one line that "Ohio State can't tackle," and in another line state that they are the best team in the Big Ten? Adam Rittenberg: Because both are true stat...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  11. Instant analysis: Indiana 45, UMass 6

    Jack McCluskey

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In its first home game as a Division I-A team, UMass was completely outclassed by visiting Indiana 45-6 on Saturday at Gillette Stadium. How it happened: Things did not start well for the UMass offense. After a dismal debut on...

    Blog | September 08, 2012
  12. B1G position rankings: Secondary (units)

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're nearing the end of our Big Ten position rankings, and it's time to finish up the defense rundowns with a look at the secondaries. Let's start off with the unit rankings. As a reminder, we're basing these mostly on last year's performance and...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  13. Lunch links: Stanford AD rumors shot down

    Kevin Gemmell

    And think of the summers of the past; adjust the base and let the Alpine blast. Pop in my CD and let run a me rhyme; and put your car on cruise and lay back cause this is summertime. Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez mourning the death of friend and ...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  14. Indiana spring wrap

    Brian Bennett

    2011 record: 1-11 2011 conference record: 0-8 (sixth, Leaders Division) Returning starters: offense: 7; defense: 8; kicker/punter: 1 Top returners QB Tre Roberson, RB Stephen Houston, WR Kofi Hughes, CB Lawrence Barnett, DT Larry Black, DT ...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  15. Indiana looks to build team, then program

    Brian Bennett

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- After going 1-11 last season, Indiana probably needed a little kick in the pants. The Hoosiers got it during winter conditioning when they went through an exercise program led by former Navy SEALs. Cornerback Lawrence Barnett ...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  16. Big Ten postseason position rankings: DB

    Adam Rittenberg

    The postseason position rankings are hitting the home stretch, and today we take a look at the Big Ten secondaries. It's a little tricky to evaluate secondary play from 2011. While seven Big Ten teams ranked in the top 18 nationally in pass defense, ...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  17. Big Ten postseason position rankings: LB

    Brian Bennett

    We continue our postseason position rankings today as we move on to the linebackers. Not surprisingly, Linebacker U takes the top spot, though it was a very close call. Depth helped the top two teams on this list, while star power marked spots Nos...

    Blog | February 23, 2012