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In a few weeks, college football will again take over center stage, dominate our psyche and -- well, in the south, at least -- our lives. Here are the ESPN crews charged with bringing you, me and the world the games every weekend.
Gone are the stripes from the Indiana Hoosiers football jerseys and helmets in another redesign of their uniforms by Adidas.
When Antwaan Randle El had surgery on his knee in April, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver was covered by his health insurance.
Grace Ispas found out how adults feel about the teenage generations.
We're a couple days shy of two months to go until the 2011 college football season starts, which can only mean one thing: We're six months from Bowl Season. Well, less than six...maybe five-and-a-half months. Regardless, it's never too early to start browsing at the bowl schedule.
Getting used to a new face on the Indiana Hoosiers' sideline is part of being an alum of the IU football program.
It's a summer ritual throughout America: Families pack the car to the brim, settle in for the long haul and take off on a road trip. The Randle Els are no different.
HARVEY | When Antwaan Randle El talks, kids listen.
With the start of the college football season less than three months away, the BCS has stayed busy this offseason.
For more than 70 years, the Star-Spangled Banner has been weaved into the fabric of American sports.
Four years ago, during his first workout with Alan Huss, Hanner Mosquera Perea lasted about two minutes before needing a break.
It had been months since Jeff Larimore last talked to Jim Tressel.
Track and field is all about timing.
Calumet's Ketchum embraces role off the field back home as much as the role on the field at Arizona State
Hundreds of miles apart, Calumet graduate Kayla Ketchum and her high school coach, Ryan Vondrak, were thinking on the same wavelength this week.
Kayla Ketchum isn't a hitter for the Arizona State, nor is she a fielder. She doesn't have a batting average, a slugging percentage or an on-base percentage. She hasn't walked or struck out, and hasn't committed an error or an assist. One number, however, tells her role on the Sun Devils.
Here's a list at the three teams of 2011 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-Americans:
Texas A&M pitcher Mel Dumezich was named an All-American on Wednesday.
They're the types of dreams that cause nightmares.
With today the 100th anniversary of the first 500, Murrell Belanger represents just one of many ties Northwest Indiana had with the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. And while the heyday for the region at the 500 is more than 50 years old, the web still reaches to families, friends and racing.
Clara Harris had her goal for this track season laid out in front of her: run in a straight line for 100 meters.
GARY | It's a hard memory to block out for Mercedez Washington.
LOWELL | Lindsay Hattendorf's nails couldn't take it any longer.
The news of Tiara Reed's hamstring injury was bigger than that of any race she won this season.
A Bird's eye-view: IU's 1975-76 team remains the last undefeated squad in men's college basketball, but how good could that team have been had Larry Bird stayed a Hoosier?
Each walked a path that led to their own respective greatness.
If the NFL's labor dispute pushes Super Bowl XLVI past Feb. 12, 2012, the league and the Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee will have to go back to the drawing board.
At home, their conversation isn't full of smack talk.
Call it an odd couple.
As the NFL was getting ready to select its new crop of rookies on Thursday, the NBA released its most up-to-date list of underclassmen who have declared themselves eligible for the NBA Draft on June 23.
Win or lose, people love watching the Indiana Hoosiers play in Assembly Hall.
It took Laicee Pierce almost her entire senior year to realize her college destination was just a few hours away.
While most high school freshmen are studying algebra, Leanna Mulloy is studying the IHSAA state track standard sheet.
Lew Wallace senior Branden Dawson hit two late free throws in Friday's Derby Festival Classic game in Louisville to help lead the Gold team to a 126-122 win.
By time the LPGA Futures Tour makes its stop in late June at the South Shore Championship at White Hawk in Crown Point, the 16-event schedule will be in full swing.
It was a matter of time until the LPGA Futures Tour held an event at White Hawk Country Club.
In a decision made with his agent, East Chicago native E'Twaun Moore opted against playing in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament earlier this month.
CROWN POINT | For the third time in eight years, the LPGA Futures Tour event in Northwest Indiana will have a new name and venue.
During a press conference Wednesday, the LPGA Futures Tour announced that its Northwest Indiana event will be renamed the South Shore Championship and will be played at White Hawk Country Club in June 30-July 2.
The future of the LPGA Futures Tour will not be in Hammond this summer.
Purdue coach Matt Painter didn't look far for to fill one of two voids on his coaching staff.
MERRILLVILLE | Ali Domoras likes to get high.
Even though the NBA Draft is still more than two months away and the early-entrants can still withdraw -- as long as they haven't signed with an agent -- East Chicago native E'Twaun Moore is holding steady in the second round of most mock drafts.
MUNSTER | It's like nothing changed for Kyela Specht.
Branden Dawson sat in the restaurant and watched Xavier Jones celebrate.
Becca Bruszewski's task Tuesday night was tall. The Wheeler alum was charged with stopping Texas A&M's dominant center, Danielle Adams. Some tasks are just too big.
INDIANAPOLIS | Notre Dame and Texas A&M and would make for a great football national championship.
INDIANAPOLIS | Patrick Bruszewski wasn't going to tempt fate again.
On the first page of Connecticut's Final Four media guide was a schedule with the Huskies' results.
It would've been fitting to watch the film "Hoosiers" on the bus ride through Indiana's cornfields, which ended in Indianapolis for a game where the odds were stacked high against them. It was the mighty against everyone else, but in the end the underdog won.
Don't ask Gino Auriemma who he wants to win on Tuesday night.
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