Big Ten: Hoosiers Have Lead in New Rivalry

By Phil Kasiecki - March 09, 2007

CHICAGO - We've got a packed house for the last game as Indiana takes on Illinois. The geographic proximity certainly helps, but this is going to be a rivalry for a little while thanks to one Eric Gordon.

Gordon, as you will recall, committed to Illinois but allowed Indiana to still recruit him, before finally signing with the Hoosiers in November. He could have nipped a lot of things in the bud by simply de-committing along the way, but he's not the only one who commits and doesn't let his word mean anything these days. So Kelvin Sampson got his first high-priority recruit in Indiana, and it shows a real problem with kids committing to schools too early these days.

Meanwhile, there is a game going on with a great atmosphere. At the under-12 media timeout in the first half, the Hoosiers have a 12-8 lead.

Posted by Phil Kasiecki at 09:28 PM on March 09, 2007

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