The Replay: IU Hoops, Gordon Hayward, and Lauren Hill

Code-Red-for-IU-Basketball Edition
» Disorder Off the Court: Indiana University didn’t crack Playboy‘s ninth-annual Top 10 Party Schools list. But given the way some of the Hoosiers basketball players have been painting the town red over the last several months, making that list seems more plausible than a Top 25 appearance. Gary Parrish, college-basketball insider for, dug through the mess in Bloomington, where six players have made headlines for off-the-court shenanigans since last February. Dan Dakich, former IU coach and host of his eponymous radio show on 1070 The Fan, offered listeners an unflinching take over the air and via Twitter:

» Luck-y Numbers: Colts QB Andrew Luck recorded his seventh straight game with 300 passing yards or more in Monday’s 40-24 win over the New York Giants, prompting sentiment that Luck’s on track to have one of the NFL’s greatest passing seasons. Not even close, says Deadspin.
» Can These Guys Play the Super Bowl, Please?

Sadly, Garfunkel and Oates, the music-comedy duo of Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome, probably aren’t on anyone’s short list, but they play the Egyptian Room next week.
» He’s Got (Twitter) Game: David Benner, director of media relations for the Indiana Pacers, didn’t make Sports Illustrated‘s Twitter 100, but he should have at least gotten honorable mention for consistently referring to sidelined star Paul George simply as “Intern.”

» Out of the Blue (and Gold): Missing ex-Pacer-turned-Charlotte-Hornet Lance Stephenson? Don’t worry—he’ll pop up when you least expect it:

» Bulldog Effort: Former Butler star Gordon Hayward made the honor roll Wednesday, hitting a game-winner to lift the Utah Jazz over the Cleveland Cavaliers—and humbling LeBron James earlier in the same game with something approximating a block. Well, at least one fan thought it was a block:

» Now Read This: Division III basketball player Lauren Hill scored just four points in Mount St. Joseph’s game with Hiram College, but the Lawrenceburg, Indiana, native with terminal brain cancer won over America’s heart. Charles P. Pierce puts that and more into perspective for Grantland.