Author: Mike Schumann

The recruitment of Clemson transfer guard Alex Hemenway is beginning to take shape. According to a report by the 247Sports Maryland site, Hemenway will visit Vanderbilt this weekend, and he’s also planning to see three Big Ten schools — IU, Rutgers and Maryland.  These are the same three schools outlined in a report by the Rutgers 247Sports site over the weekend. Brandon Jenkins of 247Sports said Thursday afternoon on X the Indiana visit is expected to take place on May 14, while Maryland should happen on May 9. Hemenway said in the Maryland 247 report he’d like to make a…

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As Indiana shows interest in transfer portal prospects we’ll provide a quick profile with our transfer portal names to know series. Of course we’ll cover prospects more if things progress beyond initial interest. Next up is Bellarmine forward Langdon Hatton. The 6-foot-10 and 240-pound Hatton started all 31 games for Bellarmine in 2023-24.  He averaged 10.5 points and 7.1 rebounds in 27.8 minutes per contest.  Hatton shot 48 percent from the field, including 33.3 percent (15-of-45) from three.  He added 24 blocks on the season. From Georgetown, Ind., Hatton’s career shooting splits are 49.1 percent overall, 32.7 from three (on…

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Indiana will finally have an alumni team in the The Basketball Tournament. Troy Williams, Juwan Morgan and Miller Kopp will be three of the players on the “Assembly Ball” IU team in the annual summer event.  Christian Watford is expected to have a role as well. We’ll update this post as other team members are named.  TBT squads typically have around 10 players. The Basketball Tournament (TBT) is a 64-team, open-application, single-elimination tournament played across the U.S. each summer since 2014. Now in its 11th year, TBT has paid out more than $13M in prize money to 10 champions over…

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Indiana’s staff has proven they can significantly enhance the roster in the transfer portal. With 11 scholarship players currently slated to be on next year’s squad, the Hoosiers have gone from a team ranked outside the top-80 according to all of the analytical outlets, to a newly constructed group who most believe is a national top-20 squad. And that’s despite losing Kel’el Ware to the NBA Draft. But while things look promising, the Hoosiers now find themselves in what is perhaps the trickiest part of roster reconstruction via the portal. For every Luke Goode, who is willing to come to…

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Indiana has added some much needed depth to its defensive line. James Madison transfer defensive lineman Tyrique Tucker announced on Tuesday he is joining his former head coach Curt Cignetti and the Hoosiers. Tucker entered the portal two weeks ago and visited Bloomington over the weekend. The 6-foot and 295-pound Tucker played in all 13 games in 2023 as a redshirt freshman, making five starts on the defensive line (two at defensive tackle and three at nose guard).  He had 29 tackles (seven solo) to go with 4.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. Now the 11th former JMU player…

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Indiana Athletics teams are expected to continue to wear Adidas apparel for the foreseeable future. According to a report by the Indianapolis Star, IU is in the process of extending its current agreement with its apparel partner for another 10 years. A source told The Daily Hoosier several months ago this new agreement was in the works, as IU covets its position as one of Adidas’ premier brands.  “Get used to the idea of Adidas,” we wrote in February. Indiana’s current deal with Adidas is worth $53.6 million over eight years. It will be interesting to read the new contract…

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Illinois transfer wing Luke Goode is the newest member of the IU basketball program. The Daily Hoosier caught up with the 6-foot-7 Goode to discuss his upbringing as an IU fan, his anticipated role with the Hoosiers, and much more. Goode is a career 38.8% three-point shooter who played a role in a 2022 Illinois Big Ten regular season title, and the 2024 Big Ten Tournament title. Our full Q&A with the Fort Wayne, Ind. product is below. ——————————————————— TDH:  I noticed in the commitment video you posted, Jordan Hulls handed the ball to you, and it got me thinking,…

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Indiana has lost a potential starting cornerback to the transfer portal. Kobee Minor arrived in Bloomington (from Texas Tech) along with his brother Darryl (from UTEP), and he’ll now follow his brother into the portal. In his lone season at IU, Minor was named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten. He made 29 tackles on the season and was credited with four pass breakups in 615 total snaps played on the season. Of the 615 snaps, 339 of those came in pass coverage. Among FBS cornerbacks with 300 coverage snaps played, Minor led the Big Ten and was No. 7 nationally with just…

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Indiana is slated to have one of the top guards in the class of 2025 on campus. Junior 5-star Meleek Thomas is planning to take an official visit to IU, national analyst Rob Cassidy of Rivals is reporting. “I want to go take more official visits,” Thomas told Cassidy, who has already been to Pitt, Auburn, Kentucky, Penn State, and others. “I’m going to take officials to UConn, Arkansas, and Indiana.” Thomas has already been on multiple unofficial visits to Bloomington in 2022, including when Indiana hosted North Carolina. “The atmosphere is crazy there. It’s (Bloomington) a basketball town,” he…

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Two former Hoosiers signed training camp deals with the New York Giants, while another was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks. One-year wide receiver DeQuece Carter and veteran long-snapper Sean Wracher will both be with the Giants for training camp. After transferring in from Fordham following the 2022 season, Carter appeared in all 12 IU games in 2023 with three starts. Carter caught 27 passes for 395 yards and three TDs on the year for Indiana.  His 90-yard receiving touchdown at Penn State (10/28) was the third longest passing play in IU history and fifth longest play from scrimmage in program…

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