1st Game on Calendar: B1G/ACC Challenge

I posted yesterday that Sydney has started her freshman year at the University of Louisville. While the basketball season doesn’t begin for a few months, the first game in on the schedule.

Louisville is moving this year to the ACC, so they will be a part of the B1G/ACC Challenge. The match ups were released today at Louisville will host Iowa on Thursday, December 4 at the Yum! Kind of exciting to think about already!

Here’s an infographic of all the games. Go Cards!

B1G ACC

Creek Not Returning to IU

IMG_0472[1]Indiana is losing several players to graduation (including Watford and Hulls) and entrance to the NBA draft (Zeller and Oladipo). Just today I saw on Inside the Hall that Maurice Creek will be graduating and not returning to play ball at Indiana. He will look for another school where he can complete his eligibility. Since he is going to grad school, he can start playing next season.

While this is quite an exit of talent from IU, it will also mean a very young roster. According to the article, only two of the scholarship players are upperclassmen. I know Indiana has some good talent staying and coming in. It will be interesting to see how their lack of experience will affect them.

B1G Division Realigns

big10_logo_detailI am a pretty big fan of Indiana basketball, but also keep track of football. While the football program hasn’t experienced the same success as the basketball program, they continue to improve. When we visited Indiana last summer, we walked out on the football field and went through the weight room. Very nice facilities for the football team for sure.

Earlier today there was a tweet from the Crimson Quarry that provided the realignment of Big Ten football. Instead of going with the Leaders and Legends, they have gone with a geographic split. Indiana is in the Big Ten East and have a rough schedule ahead of them. It will be a challenge to win in that division, but hopefully it will bring more quality football players in IU.

Here’s the new divisions. Tough road for the Hoosiers for sure.

Big Ten East
Rutgers
Maryland
Penn State
Ohio State
Michigan
Michigan State
Indiana

Big Ten West
Purdue
Northwestern
Illinois
Wisconsin
Minnesota
Iowa
Nebraska