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Bjoern Werner Learned About the NFL By Playing “Madden”

Monday, April 29th, 2013

For the longest time, the Indianapolis Colts had a great pass rushing duo with Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis. But Freeney left this offseason leaving Indy a man short. They needed to find someone to replace him. They did just that on draft night with Bjoern Werner. The German-born defensive ...

Victor Oladipo is Leaving Indiana With a Lot of Good Memories

Friday, April 12th, 2013

When Victor Oladipo arrived at Indiana, the program was going through a transition. Tom Crean had just gotten there two seasons earlier and he was trying to bring the Hoosiers back to relevance. In Oladipo's first season, he played sporadically. Getting just 18 minutes per game, Oladipo averaged only 7.4 ...

David West Says the Pacers Have Already Accomplished One of Their Goals This Season

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

The Eastern Conference belongs to the Miami Heat. It's hard to envision any team beating them four times in a seven-game series. The two teams that will have the most say are the New York Knicks and the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers have already accomplished one of their main goals ...

Cody Zeller Says He Was Surprised Victor Oladipo Was So Open On His Late Three-Pointer

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

With so many upsets in the first few rounds of the NCAA tournament, it looked like the second No. 1 seed was about to go down Sunday afternoon. Temple was not intimidated by Indiana. They gave the Hoosiers their best shot. It wasn't enough. Indiana rallied late and thanks to ...

Tubby Smith on Facing UCLA: “We’ve Earned this Opportunity. Let’s go Prove we Belong Here.”

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

No. 11 Minnesota will play No. 6 UCLA on Friday in Austin, Texas, in the second round of the NCAA tournament.  This is a matchup that many are expecting to be an upset. Minnesota has a 5-11 record in its last 16 games, but that doesn't worry Tubby Smith. The Gophers head coach knows ...

Tom Crean Calls His Spat With a Michigan Assistant Coach a “Professional Misunderstanding”

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Normally after a coach wins an outright conference championship, there is jubilation. Not with Indiana coach Tom Crean this past weekend, though. After an exciting, hard-fought game that went down to the wire between Michigan and Indiana, Crean got into a spat with Michigan assistant coach Jeff Meyer. Crean has done ...

Roy Hibbert: Our Goal is to Win the Division and Get Home-Court Advantage in the Playoffs

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Roy Hibbert has picked up his offensive game since signing his max deal. The Pacers center is averaging 14.5 points on 57 percent shooting in the past six games heading into Wednesday night's action. Hibbert is gaining confidence on the offensive end to complement his strong defensive game. He also discusses the ...

Jerian Grant Says the Win Over Louisville Shows that Notre Dame is a Top Team

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

This year there is no dominant team in college basketball. Numerous teams have occupied the nation's top spot and have all had their moments but none have been able to separate themselves from the rest. That's made for an extremely exciting regular season. There have been buzzer-beaters, upsets, numerous occurrences of storming ...

Tom Crean and His Indiana Hoosiers Gear Up For a Battle With No. 1 Michigan

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Indiana earned a huge win this past Wednesday by defeating Purdue, 97-60. The No. 3 Hoosiers are set to take on the No. 1 Wolverines this Saturday in a much anticipated matchup. Tom Crean knows how important this upcoming conference matchup is. Crean also speaks very highly of Victor Oladipo. Tom Crean joined ...

Dwight Freeney is not Surprised by the Colts Turnaround this Season

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

A month ago here at SRI, we checked in with Indianapolis Colts veteran receiver Reggie Wayne to talk about the Colts turnaround this season. It's mid-December and Indianapolis sits at 9-4 with a few games remaining, two of which are against the AFC South-leading Houston Texans. The Colts appear to ...