The official release from IU:

The Indiana University men’s basketball team will hold its Ninth Annual Haunted Hall of Hoops on Friday, Oct. 28 in Skjodt Simon Assembly Hall. Admission is free. Doors will open for candy and games at 6:30 p.m. with a full scrimmage set to begin at 7:15 p.m.

“This is something that everyone in our program looks forward too,” said IU Coach Tom Crean. “We hope Hoosier fans will come out to take in our scrimmage and help us in our preparation with our first exhibition game a few days later.”

Following the scrimmage, children in costume will be allowed to be in a parade on the game floor and group pictures with the coaches and players will be taken immediately afterward.

An autograph session for kids only will follow the parade. Those in attendance will receive a free men’s basketball calendar poster. Players will be limited to sign just one item per child.

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Skeptical of the report that he’ll play tomorrow? WE GOT YA COVERED.

Skeptical of Jon Morosi’s report that Kyle Schwarber is flying to Cleveland right now to DH tomorrow in Game 1 of the World Series? Don’t worry! As good college football fans, we know how to verify that


The nearest airport to where the Cubs’ Arizona Fall League team plays in Mesa is Falcon Field. Here is an XOJet flight that departed from Falcon Field 15 minutes after Morosi’s tweet, destined for Cleveland’s downtown lakefront airport.

I mean, sure, we don’t know that Kyle Schwarber’s on that plane. But, like, let’s be honest. He’s probably on that plane.

God bless Flightaware.

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Everything is coming up Cubs as Kyle Schwarber looks set to join the Cubbies in Cleveland for Game 1 of the World Series.

Everything appears to be falling into place for the Cubs, who look set to add the bat of Kyle Schwarber to the roster for the World Series.

#Cubs Schwarber to DH for Mesa Solar Sox today in AZ Fall League. Expected to join team in Cleveland Tuesday for World Series

— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) October 24, 2016

Schwarber was activated and assigned to the Arizona Fall League prior to the Cubs winning the NLCS this weekend, which was the first sign that he may be able to make a return to the World Series.

In his first game, according to the Chicago Tribune, Schwarber had an decent enough outing considering it was his first game action since tearing his ACL at the beginning of the season.

On Monday, Schwarber looked much more like War Bear in his Fall League game.

Kyle Schwarber smoked a double down the 1B line on first pitch in fourth plate appearance. Bat looked very quick. Slid in safe at 2B #Cubs

— ChicagoCubsOnline (@TheCCO) October 24, 2016

Kyle Schwarber finished the game 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored. Schwarber ran the bases. #Cubs

— ChicagoCubsOnline (@TheCCO) October 24, 2016


Via: Kyle Schwarber competing in Fall League, to suit up in World Series

After a road loss in which the offense failed to make good on a second half shutout from their defense, Indiana has seen their margin for error effectively reduced to zero. Sound familiar?

Indiana lost to Northwestern, more on that later. Let’s check the rest of the league!


  • James Franklin’s Penn State became the first team to beat Urban Meyer’s Ohio State in a true road game and did it largely through the strength of special teams. If you missed this game because you were to busy celebrating the Cubes, as most of my friends did, you missed a great one.
  • Illinois started a true freshman quarterback on the road to Michigan and it went exactly how you would expect it to go.
  • Purdue headed out to Nebraska for the first game of the post-Darrell Hazell era, but at least this loss was less expensive.
  • Wisconsin beat Iowa 17-9. The Hawkeyes averaged 4.6 yards per pass and 3.1 yards per run. That’s disturbingly Hoosier-esque.
  • Rutgers had Minnesota beat before surrendering a late field goal to lose 34-32. Give the Scarlet Knights some credit, they were down 21-3 in the first quarter and came all the way back to take the lead.
  • Maryland held Michigan State to 3 second half points en route to victory as the nightmare season continues in East Lansing.

B1G in the CFP?

THE FAVORITE(S): Ohio State, Michigan


I’ve left Ohio State in my top-4 and bounced Michigan out after feeling saucy enough to throw them both in there last week. Yes, OSU just lost but I’m still projecting them to beat Michigan at the end of the year based solely on the fact that the game is in Columbus. I could talk myself into undefeated Ohio State and one-loss Michigan making the playoff together, but putting two one-loss teams from the same conference seems like a stretch for the committee.

Assuming the winner of OSU / Michigan doesn’t go on to blow it in the title game, the winner will be the Big Ten’s playoff team. And right now, I’m still picking the Buckeyes. Nebraska can prove over the next two weeks they’re deserving of serious consideration, with games against the Badgers and Buckeyes.

MY TOP FOUR: 1. Alabama 2. Washington 3. Ohio State 4. Clemson

Bowl Projections:

Ohio State: CFP Semifinal vs. Washington

Michigan: Rose Bowl vs. Utah

Wisconsin: Orange Bowl vs. Louisville

Nebraska: Outback Bowl vs. Auburn

Penn State: Holiday Bowl vs. Washington State

Maryland: Pinstripe Bowl vs. Miami

Minnesota: Music City Bowl vs. Georgia

Iowa: Foster Farms Bowl vs. Washington State

Indiana: Quick Lane Bowl vs. NC State

Northwestern: Heart of Dallas Bowl vs. Western Kentucky

LOL nah: Michigan State, Illinois, Purdue, Rutger

I’ve finally dropped Indiana out of that second tier of bowls now that their ceiling is probably six wins. The dream of the 8-9 win year was completely undone the day Feeney and Camiel went down with injury and an offense predicated on being able to run the ball just couldn’t do it anymore. Indiana has a chance at one more marquee win with Penn State at home, but at a minimum must defeat Maryland at home, Rutgers on the road, and retain the Old Oaken Bucket for the fourth straight year to become bowl eligible again. That’s certainly not an impossible task, but dropping any one of those games would mean having to defeat Penn State or pull off the upset of the century in the Big House.

Via: Big Ten Bowl Projections: The Hoosiers might be in trouble.

With the start of college basketball season on the horizon, we’re taking a long look at the conference at large as well as Indiana’s roster this month. Today, we continue our look at Indiana’s roster with Josh Newkirk. Redshirt junior Josh …

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Indiana announced on Monday it will hold its annual Haunted Hall of Hoops this Friday, Oct. 29, at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The event, which will start at 6:30 p.m. with candy and games, is free of charge and will include …

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