Here are some of the latest headlines from Indiana University athletics and around college sports.
Linebacker Aaron Casey has had quite the week. After leading all defenders in tackles at the East/West Shrine Bowl, he received an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine. Drills for linebackers are on February 29th. Casey looks to join the likes of Cam Jones and Tegray Scales as former IU linebackers in the NFL.
It was a tough weekend for Indiana Basketball. The men's basketball team suffered one of its worst losses of the season, falling to Penn State 85-71. The Nittany Lions scored nearly ten points above its season average without their best player. The women did not fare better, falling at Ohio State 74-69. Twenty-three turnovers were a huge reason Indiana fell to the Buckeyes on the road.
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Indiana wrestling had a momentous comeback against Michigan State. The Hoosiers, down 18-0, found a way to come back to win the meet 23-18 meet at Wilkinson Hall in Bloomington. The Spartans held the 18-0 advantage after four matches. Gabe Sollars began the comeback, winning his match at 197 pounds. Graham Rooks completed the comeback with a win at 149 pounds.
Women's Water Polo continues its perfect season after a pair of victories at the Bruno Invitational Classic in Providence, Rhode Island. Hosted by Brown University, Indiana defeated Pomona Pitzer and the host Bears. The Hoosiers did it with defense. Goalie Jasmine Higgs recorded 23 saves combined in both contests.
The SEC and Big Ten formed an advisory committee to "address the significant challenges facing college athletics," each conference announced on Friday. It is unclear precisely what challenges the committee will address. The alliance does show a growing working relationship between the two wealthiest conferences in college sports.
The College Football postseason All-Star circuit has ended, so it is time for the NFL Scouting Combine. NFL Scouting Combine Live Drills begins Thursday, February 29th, with exclusive LIVE coverage on NFL Network starting at 3 pm ET. Full lineup below:
- Thursday, February 29th, 3pm ET – Defensive Linemen, Linebackers
- Friday, March 1st, 3pm ET – Defensive Backs, Tight Ends
- Saturday, March 2nd, 1pm ET – Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, Running Backs
- Sunday, March 3rd, 1pm ET – Offensive Linemen