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Michigan hires Mike Hart as running back mentor

Jan. 13, 2021 8:07 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has hired former running back Mike Hart to be the program's running back mentor. The Wolverines announced the move Wednesday. Hart is Michigan's career rushing leader, and he was the running backs coach at Indiana for the past four seasons. “I am excited about the...

Transfers help Hoosiers rebuild offensive, defensive lines

Jan. 12, 2021 2:09 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Hoosiers have beefed up their offensive and defensive lines with the addition of transfers Ryder Anderson and Zach Carpenter, who will both be eligible this fall. Anderson, a 6-foot-6, 275-pound defensive lineman, recorded 99 career tackles and 6 1/2 career sacks at...

Mississippi head coach Lane Kiffin, center, runs to avoid getting doused with water by his team after the team defeated Indiana during the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Corral, Ole Miss take down No. 7 Indiana in Outback Bowl

Jan. 2, 2021 5:55 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Even before Mississippi took the field for the Outback Bowl, the Rebels felt good about the direction they're headed. Coach Lane Kiffin was rewarded with a new contract despite having only been at the school one season. There also was no guarantee one of the nation's lowest-ranked...

Mississippi head coach Lane Kiffin, right, talks to wide receiver Braylon Sanders (13) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against LSU in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

No. 7 Indiana excited to be in Outback Bowl against Ole Miss

Jan. 1, 2021 1:40 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — No. 7 Indiana is not going to let anything dampen its enthusiasm. Bypassed for a berth in a New Year's Six game despite being off to their best start since 1993 and holding their own in a seven-point loss to CFP participant Ohio State, the Hoosiers (6-1) will close a breakout season...

No. 7 Indiana faces Mississippi in Outback Bowl

Jan. 1, 2021 12:39 PM EST

Outback Bowl: No. 7 Indiana (6-1, 6-1 Big Ten) against Mississippi (4-5, 4-5 SEC), Saturday, 12:30 p.m. Eastern (ABC) Line: Indiana by 6 1/2. Series record: First meeting. WHAT’S AT STAKE Seventh-ranked Indiana is going for its first bowl win in nearly 30 years. The team's lone loss wasa close one to Big...

FILE - Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade (24) is shown during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game against Clemson in Glendale, Ariz., in this Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, file photo.  Wade was selected to The Associated Press All-America first-team defense, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Offense wins championships? CFP defenses face big challenges

Dec. 29, 2020 1:53 PM EST

My how times have changed in college football since the last time Alabama and Notre Dame met. The Crimson Tide rode the nation's best defense into that January 2013 national championship matchup, yielding a paltry 184 yards and eight points a game. Fast-forward to the new reality: Offense wins championships. Or...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2020, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass against Indiana during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Fields repeated as offensive player of the year and is joined by three of his teammates on the Associated Press All-Big Ten football team. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

AP All-Big Ten: Ohio State's Fields, Indiana's Allen honored

Dec. 22, 2020 12:01 PM EST

Quarterback Justin Fields repeated as offensive player of the year and is joined by three of his teammates on The Associated Press All-Big Ten football team announced Tuesday. Lineman Daviyon Nixon of Iowa is the defensive player of the year and is among six Hawkeyes players on the first team in voting by 24...

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, file photo, the trophy is displayed before a news conference for the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, in New Orleans. The more people who get angry with the College Football Playoff, the more likely it is to change. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Analysis: Change seems likely amid frustration with CFP

Dec. 21, 2020 3:15 PM EST

Seven years into its existence, the postseason system that replaced the Bowl Championship Series is starting to produce levels of frustration, and in some cases contempt, among fans and competitors that ultimately crushed the BCS. Texas A&M is upset about not making the final four. Indiana is mad about being...

Indiana head coach Tom Allen watches his team play against Ohio State during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Out of NY6, No. 7 Indiana faces Ole Miss in Outback Bowl

Dec. 20, 2020 6:52 PM EST

No. 7 Indiana (6-1, Big Ten) vs. Mississippi (4-5), Jan. 2, 12:30 p.m. ET LOCATION: Tampa, Florida TOP PLAYERS Indiana: WR Ty Fryfogle, 34 catches for 687 yards and seven TDs Mississippi: QB Matt Corral, 2,995 yards passing and 469 rushing NOTABLE Indiana: The Hoosiers were left out of the New Year's Six games,...

Indiana head coach Tom Allen watches during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Maryland, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind. Indiana won 27-11. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Indiana's Allen sweeps Big Ten Coach of the Year awards

Dec. 17, 2020 3:04 PM EST

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Indiana's Tom Allen swept the Big Ten Coach of the Year awards announced Thursday, getting picked by the coaches and media in separate votes. The seventh-ranked Hoosiers (6-1) are second in the Big Ten East and enjoying one of their best seasons in decades. They would be playing in...