Indiana coach Terry Hoeppner, who battled brain cancer the past two years, succumbed to the illness today. He was 59.
"Hep" as he was called, was an enthusiastic and optimistic leader who appeared to be moving the Hoosiers forward. Last week, IU announced Hoeppner would not coach in 2007 and his offensive coordinator Bill Lynch would step in.
Akron will play Indiana the third week of the season in Bloomington.