Beating Ohio State by 13 > Losing to Illinois by 2

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Indiana stayed No. 1 in The Associated Press poll despite Thursday’s loss at the buzzer at Illinois, probably because the Hoosiers bounced back to beat then-No. 10 Ohio State in Columbus on Sunday. The Hoosiers fell to No. 2 in the USA Today/ESPN coaches’ poll, behind Duke.

In other IU news, the football program filled the spot left by Mark Hagen’s departure for Texas A&M. James Patton, who had coached the offensive line at Oklahoma since 2006, will be IU’s recruiting coordinator, special teams coordinator and assistant defensive line coach. Jon Fabris, who coached the defensive ends for the Hoosiers last season, will become defensive line coach.

And I need to get caught up on links to everything I wrote over the past week or so. Here we go…

IU beat then-No. 1 Michigan on Feb. 2. Here’s what I wrote for the Post-Tribune, and a day-after story for the Tribune-Star because of deadline issues.

For Wednesday’s Post-Tribune, I took a look at the Hoosiers at the midpoint of the Big Ten schedule.

Wednesday was a busy day, what with National Signing Day in college football, which meant stories for both the Post-Tribune and Tribune-Star; an IU-Illinois preview for the Post-Tribune; and covering St. Bonaventure-Butler for the AP, which meant two different final stories.

And finally, there was my preview for the IU-Ohio State game, for the Post-Tribune.

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