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T.J. Washington Commits To IUPUI

Class of 2016 Jenks High School (OK) standout T.J. Washington has verbally committed to play for head coach Jason Gardner and IUPUI.

Washington, a 5’11 point guard, was offered by IUPUI during the first evaluation period in July.

Washington competes on the Adidas circuit with the Oklahoma Wizards.

Washington is the first recruit in IUPUI’s 2016 recruiting class.

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Purdue In Schnider Herard's Final Five

Class of 2016 Prestonwood Christian Academy (TX) standout Schnider Herard has narrowed down his list to five schools.

Kansas, California, Mississippi State, Texas Tech and Purdue are the last five standing for Herard, who is an athletic 6’10 five-man.

Herard competed on the Nike EYBL Circuit with Texas-based Pro Skills.

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D.J. White Signs New Deal In Italy

Former Indiana University standout D.J. White has now officially signed with Auxilium CUS Torino in Italy.

White played last season in China with Fujian Quanzhou B. He also played in Baskonia.

White was the #29 overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. He played this summer with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Las Vegas Summer League.

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IU President Issues Misbehavior Warning

Indiana University president Michael McRobbie spoke on Tuesday at department’s all-staff meeting and offered up a blistering warning about repeated student misbehavior


McRobbie’s comments come on the heels of IU players Emmitt Holt and Thomas Bryant being cited for illegal possession of alcohol.  The latest in a long line of alcohol-related incidents with basketball players.  Football standout Antonio Allen was booted from the program following a major drug arrest.


“This misbehavior simply has to stop,” said McRobbie.


Below is the full transcript of what McRobbie had to say.


I expect that all of you will have noticed the announcement last week of a brilliant scientific result in paleobotany by an outstanding team of scientists led by Dr. David Dilcher of IU’s Department of Geological Sciences, where they seem to have identified the earliest form of ancient flowering plant life that emerged about 130 million years ago. This finding was published in one of the world’s most prestigious scientific publications, the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences.


This epochal result was applauded prominently in the media all over the world.

This is the sort of world-class achievement by our researchers with which I want to see Indiana University associated. I want to see the world-class accomplishments of our faculty and students celebrated, as well as the accomplishments of our student-athletes.

What I do not want to see is any more stories of repeated student misbehavior.

They embarrass the university, they embarrass all of you in Athletics, and they are a complete distraction from our primary role as an educational institution.


This misbehavior simply has to stop.


I expect all of you to ensure that my message is heard loud and clear by all student athletes.


I have stressed repeatedly that our student-athletes are first and foremost students!

Our ultimate goal is to help them obtain a degree that will prepare them for career and life success.


We owe this to them.



As Hoosiers, we want to win—but win the right way, and with student athletes we can be proud of.


We expect our student-athletes to win with good sportsmanship but without sacrificing their education and without shortcuts.

As always—compliance with all NCAA, Big Ten, and Indiana University rules and policies by all coaches, student-athletes, and staff is crucial, and we will remain vigilant at every level to ensure we follow the rules.


As I have said to this group on numerous occasions, the love of sport must never sacrifice integrity.


Our student-athletes act as role models for students across campus and representatives of IU to the world beyond. They should embody Hoosier values of hard work, dignity, and respect.


All of us must play by the rules, whether those of the law or those of the game, whether we agree with the call or not, whether competition brings victory or defeat.

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IU's Holt, Bryant Cited For Having Alcohol

Indiana University players Emmitt Holt and Thomas Bryant were cited for illegal possession of alcohol early in the morning last Friday.


Excise police confirmed to WTHR.com that the two were cited last Friday.


We are aware that men’s basketball players Emmitt Holt and Thomas Bryant were each cited Friday for underage possession of alcohol.  We take this matter very seriously and are continuing to gather information," the university wrote in a release.


Holt, a sophomore, was also involved in an alcohol-related incident last year when he was the driver of a car that struck Devin Davis.


Bryant is a highly regarded freshman who was a McDonald’s All-American a year ago.

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