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FightClub.com, Now the Official Fantasy Football Game of Sports Media 101; Sign-Up Free, Win Big

September 28th, 2013 at 10:05 AM
By Sports Media 101

Sports Media 101 Inc. is proud to announce an official, and exclusive, fantasy football partnership with FightClub.com.

FightClub offers weekly fantasy football games suited for both the novice and professional fantasy football player, encompassing NFL football and NCAA football.

Sign-up is free and all new participants receive an immediate $5 credit. Additionally, if you sign-up through Sports Media 101 or any of our subsidiaries, you have a chance to win an additional $25 bonus each week. The $25 bonus will be awarded to whoever scores the most points. In other words, whoever proves to be the top dog.

In addition to the weekly games, $5 in free credit and the potential $25 bonus, everyone who signs up will have an opportunity to play the Sports Media 101 experts, as well as fellow fans and readers.

Players can win money each and every week, and do not have to worry about forgetting to set lineups, make waiver wire moves or trades. Your roster is set uniquely each week without a draft based solely on who you feel has the best match-ups. Ultimately, it's a true test of your Football IQ.

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Indiana Tight End Ted Bolser Named to the 2013 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List

July 9th, 2013 at 3:48 PM
By Evan Reller

The season hasn't even begun, and already there is a Hoosiers on a national award list. Tight end Ted Bolser was added to the 2013 John Mackey Preseason Award list. 

The John Mackey award is given to the most outstanding tight end in the country. 

Bolser is no stranger to the watch list and this will be the third consecutive season he has started out on the list. Last season, he became just the third tight end in school history to record over 1,000 receiving yards in his career. 

In 2012, Bolser recorded 41 receptions for 445 yards and three touchdowns. He set record his freshman season with 27 receptions for 407 yards and five touchdowns in 2010. 

Bolser is a match-up nightmare at 6-6 and 254-pounds. He has great hands and the speed to beat most linebackers. A solid season, or one with a competent QB, could see him entering the NFL Draft. 

Bolser is one of 37 players across the country to be named to the watch list. There are seven tight ends from the Big Ten on the list as well.

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Ferrell and Sheehey Shine in World University Games

July 8th, 2013 at 4:24 PM
By Evan Reller

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Two Indiana Hoosiers are competing for the US National team in the World University Games hosted in Kazan, Russia. Yogi Ferrell and Will Sheehey

In the opening match of the games, Ferrell set a single game assist record for team USA. Ferrell dished out 13 assists, while scoring 15 points, en route to the teams 140-46 win over the United Arab Emirates. Sheehey gave the team 15 points. 

“We played awesome,” Ferrell said in a post game statement. “I knew we were going to share the ball very well, passing it to each other up the court and everyone was knocking down shots. When we’re playing like that, being unselfish, having fun, we can win big like that.”

Ferrell also had four steals, five rebounds, and just one turnover. 

Early this morning, team USA played its second game against the Czech Republic. 

The US won 96-53. Ferrell recorded seven points and four assists in just 19 minutes. Sheehey recorded 10 points off 4-for-5 shooting. He also had four assists, four rebounds, and a steal, all in just 16 minutes.

Team USA has Tuesday off, and will face Sweden on Wednesday.

 

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Who Will Be the Next Victor Oladipo for the Indiana Hoosiers?

July 3rd, 2013 at 2:35 PM
By Evan Reller

Victor Oladipo was a rare type of player. He wasn't considered to be a future NBA player entering his freshman year and before last season he was seen as a possible second round pick. 

Indiana fans were treated to watching a player grow up by leaps and bounds over three seasons. He went from a defensive specialist, who could dunk, to a devastating slasher with a consistent three-pointer. 

Now, Oladipo has gone on to the NBA and the fans are left to wonder who might fill his role with the team. The two things the Hoosiers will want in a player like Oladipo are: defensive intensity/effectiveness and consistent offensive improvement. 

We can make speculations for days about which of the freshman recruits coming to IU this fall will have the biggest impact. Noah Vonleh is 6-8 and will play down low, but he has a history of foul trouble and gets himself into trouble on defense. He's the headliner of the class, and you expect him to have a big impact right away (he could also be a one-and-done type player). 

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How Will Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo Transition to the NBA

July 2nd, 2013 at 3:30 PM
By Evan Reller

The NBA Draft is over, we know where various former Hoosiers will be playing, and the pundits have put in their two cents worth. Today we take a look at what these players bring to the table for their respective teams. 

Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo will have their work cut out form them as they join the two worst teams in the NBA. 

Victor Oladipo, Orlando Magic

The Magic are hoping that Oladipo will be the next incarnation Dwayne Wade (minus the flopping). Its hard not to draw comparisons between the two. When Wade came into the league he was an energetic player with an explosive highlight reel, and he played for Tom Crean at Marquette. 

At heart, Oladipo is a defender. He has never really considered himself as much of a scoring threat. The numbers indicate that he is still growing into the roll of a scorer. His jumper has improved drastically over the past three years at IU, and it has everything to do with his work ethic and drive. He brings a culture of hard work and dedication to a Magic team that really has nothing going for it. Orlando made a statement about its commitment to defense with this pick. 

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