Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star

Zach Osterman

Indianapolis Star

Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Recent articles by Zach:

Film Room: The evolution of Whop Philyor, IU's emerging explosive threat

Film room breakdown of what's made IU junior wide receiver Whop Philyor so explosive through six games, and especially the last two. → Read More

IU football takes care of business, buries lowly Rutgers, 35-0

As expected, IU battered Rutgers on Saturday, grabbing its first Big Ten win of the season in a 35-0 rout. → Read More

Why IU football is encouraged by quarterback Michael Penix's development

He earned Big Ten freshman of the week honors with strong play against Michigan State → Read More

'Mind Your Banners': Bye Week Basketball Blues

Zach Osterman meets once again with co-host Chronic Hoosier to discuss Indiana’s football season and the beginning of basketball season. → Read More

Big Ten basketball predictions: Michigan State unanimous pick to win conference

The Big Ten predictions are in ... and Michigan State basketball is expected to run away with the conference title this season. → Read More

Big Ten media picks Purdue to finish fourth, IU optimism low in preseason poll

Despite losing Carsen Edwards, Purdue is still expected to compete for a Big 10 title. Meanwhile, the Hoosiers face a tough battle for relevancy. → Read More

IU football was right there at end, but again, win over ranked opponent eludes Hoosiers

The Hoosiers came ever so close to Tom Allen's much-desired signature win, but fell short. → Read More

IU's worst fear confirmed: Coy Cronk out for season with serious ankle injury

IU’s senior left tackle and a permanent starter when healthy across his entire career, will require surgery for an ankle injury suffered vs. UConn. → Read More

IU football, Peyton Ramsey dice up UConn, blow out Huskies 38-3

Running with backup QB Peyton Ramsey for the second-straight week, Indiana buried the ugliness of Ohio State with a 38-3 blowout of hapless UConn. → Read More

Mind Your Banners: The Steve Aird Special

IU volleyball coach Steve Aird joins the boys this week for a chat about how an all-time IU basketball roster would line up on the volleyball court. → Read More

IU football's Harry Crider plays with Type 1 diabetes. Someday, he hopes to beat it.

Harry Crider has learned to manage his diabetes playing Big Ten football, so well that his coaches, teammates and trainers forget it’s even an issue. → Read More

Ohio State runs through, around IU as Buckeyes trounce Hoosiers, 51-10

Indiana endured the worst loss in Tom Allen’s tenure Saturday, a humbling 51-10 defeat to No. 6 Ohio State. → Read More

How improved is this IU football team? We'll find out against Ohio State

Ohio State is part of the measuring stick IU must use annually, in its never-ending quest to become something more than a Big Ten afterthought. → Read More

Indiana QB Michael Penix a doubt for Ohio State game

Redshirt junior Peyton Ramsey, a two-year starter, will fill in if Penix can't play vs. No. 6 Buckeyes on Saturday. → Read More

IU coaches expected Peyton Hendershot to break out this year — and he's delivering so far

The new offensive scheme allowing Tri-West graduate to become a difference maker for IU offense. → Read More

IU shows signs of improvement in blowout win, but now, the Buckeyes are coming to town

IU used this game to clean up the mistakes of Ball State and keep growing a young QB and defense, before the most talented team in the Big Ten visits. → Read More

IU leaves no doubt, dominates Eastern Illinois from start to finish

The Hoosiers (2-0) were substantially better all over the field, the gap between the two teams reflected in the final score. → Read More

Why Kane Wommack is the man Tom Allen handpicked to run IU's defense

He was Tom Allen’s handpicked successor to run the defense — the man Allen now needs to rebuild that defense around a promising core of young talent. → Read More

IU fires associate head swimming coach Mike Westphal over intimidation charge

"Associate head swimming coach Mike Westphal’s employment was terminated effective immediately." an IU statement read. → Read More

Mind Your Banners: IU football is 1-0, IU basketball lands 4-star Jordan Geronimo

IndyStar IU Insider Zach Osterman and Chronic Hoosier break down what Jordan Geronimo's commitment means to IU basketball's recruiting class and the program moving forward. → Read More