Indiana running back Devine Redding declares for NFL Draft

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Indiana running back Devine Redding declares for NFL Draft

Devine Redding is following his Indiana running back predecessors to the NFL.

After Tevin Coleman and Jordan Howard each left the Hoosiers with NCAA eligibility remaining, Redding did the same thing, declaring for the NFL Draft on Friday.

"As I look ahead to next year, I have realized two things," Redding said in his announcement. "The first is that any success I have experienced to date — on or off the field — is shared. It would not have been possible without God, the unconditional love and support of my parents, Desmond Redding and Natalie Fields, and my IU family: the coaches, staff and amazing Hoosier fans.

"Secondly, my life so far has been shaped by my goal of playing in the NFL. After receiving a favorable response from the NFL Advisory Committee and a lot of thought and prayer, I have realized that now is the moment for me to pursue that lifelong dream. As a result, I have decided to forgo my final year of eligibility and will declare for the NFL Draft.

"I did not arrive at this decision easily, and I want to reiterate my sincerest thanks to all of the coaches, staff and teammates who have made reaching this goal possible. Coach (Kevin) Wilson challenged me to be the greatest version of myself. Coach (Deland) McCullough created a respectful atmosphere where running backs can grow as men and players and reach our goals. I am forever grateful to them both, as well as the training staff, Christa Sist, IU academics and coach (Tom) Allen, who has supported me in this decision.

"To my IU family: I could never be who I am, on and off the field, without your willingness to embrace me as a person. It's because of you that I feel I'm genuinely ready for the challenge of the NFL. God bless and Go Hoosiers!"

Redding finished with 1,122 rushing yards this season, ranking fifth in the Big Ten. He scored seven touchdowns on the ground and had another two off passes.

In three seasons, Redding racked up 2,252 yards including going over the 1,000-yard mark in each of the past two seasons.

Indiana announces OG Anunoby is out indefinitely with knee injury

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Indiana announces OG Anunoby is out indefinitely with knee injury

Explosive Indiana star OG Anunoby will be sidelined indefinitely, the team announced Thursday.

Hoosiers head coach Tom Crean said in a statement that Anunoby suffered a knee injury when he fell awkwardly at the end of the first half of Wednesday night's win over Penn State.

"OG sustained a knee injury in this past Wednesday night's game against Penn State and is in the midst of ongoing medical evaluations," Crean said. "He will be out indefinitely. On behalf of OG and our entire program, we thank you for all of the support and well wishes that have been sent his way."

Anunoby is one of the better players on the Hoosiers, currently ranking fourth on the team with an 11.1 points-per-game scoring average. He's also averaging 5.4 rebounds per game, 1.3 blocks per game and 1.3 steals per game. Anunoby has made a habit of landing on the highlight shows with his thunderous dunks, like this one from last week's game against Maryland.

Anunoby's absence is tough news for an Indiana team off to a tough start to Big Ten play. After Wednesday's win, the Hoosiers sit at 3-3 in six league games.

Big Ten Talk Podcast: Picking contenders and pretenders in the Big Ten title race

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Big Ten Talk Podcast: Picking contenders and pretenders in the Big Ten title race

Welcome to the first Big Ten Talk Podcast of basketball season.

The Big Ten season is off to an intriguing start despite there not being an overwhelming of standout teams looking capable of challenging for a national championship.

But one of these teams is guaranteed to win at least a league title.

In this episode of the Big Ten Talk Podcast, CSN's Vinnie Duber and Matt Maniscalco go team by team to decide who's a contender and who's a pretender in the conference-title race.

Plus, they take in-depth looks at where Northwestern and Illinois stand — and which direction each program is heading — at this point in the season.

Take a listen below: