Ellison suspended from IU, permanently dismissed from team
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Morgan Ellison has been suspended for 2 1/2 years from Indiana University in a sexual assault case, dismissing him permanently from the football team.
The university announced the suspension Friday, saying the ban from all university-related activities resulted in the running back's permanent dismissal from the team.
Two weeks ago, a university panel said it determined Ellison sexually assaulted a female student. Ellison has not been charged with a crime.
Sexual assault accusation led to suspension of Indiana RB
Running back Morgan Ellison may have played his last down at Indiana after a university panel determined he sexually assaulted a female student.
FIU sees opener against Indiana as measuring stick for 2018
MIAMI (AP) — When FIU coach Butch Davis looks at Indiana, he doesn't see a team that struggled in the Big Ten last season or one that might be in some disarray following the suspension of leading rusher Morgan Ellison.
He sees a team that might be on the brink of breaking out.
Late changes forcing Hoosiers to adapt with backup plans
Indiana coach Tom Allen just keeps adapting on the fly.
When he announced top rusher Morgan Ellison was suspended indefinitely last week, Allen installed a ready-made backup plan. When Allen announced Monday that second-string quarterback Brandon Dawkins left the program after failing to beat out Peyton Ramsey for the starting job, Allen simply asked last year's state Mr. Football Award winner, Reese Taylor, to move back to his old spot.
Indiana suspends top RB Morgan Ellison, LB Burnam
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Peyton Ramsey will be the starting quarterback for Indiana in the Sept. 1 opener at Florida International, but he won't have sophomore Morgan Ellison to hand the ball off to.
The Hoosiers announced Friday that Ellison has been suspended indefinitely and that linebacker Mo Burnam is suspended for the opener.
RB Ellison shaping up for 2018 season
Since the beginning of January, Morgan Ellison has dropped six percent of his body fat.
That’s a physical change the rising sophomore running back can feel — and one that the rest of Indiana’s football program can see.
After leading Indiana with 704 rushing yards and six touchdowns last fall, earning IU’s Offensive Newcomer of the Year award in the process, Ellison is pushing himself to be even better this year.
4 storylines for IU-Wisconsin game
1. Richard Lagow or Peyton Ramsey?
Ramsey left last week's game at Maryland twice during the second half with what appeared to be a lower body injury. IU coach Tom Allen said as recently as Wednesday that he was unsure if Ramsey would be able to play. So the door could be open for Lagow to make his first start since Sept. 30 at Penn State. The senior performed admirably during last weekend's second half, completing 12 of his 21 passes for 131 yards.
Good health elusive for banged-up Indiana
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Injuries mount. Sympathy doesn't. Indiana coach Tom Allen understands that.
"Injuries are part of it," he said. "Other guys have to step up."
The Hoosiers (3-5) host No. 4 Wisconsin (8-0) on Saturday with a three-game losing streak and a depleted roster that will be missing at least five starters — defensive backs Marcelino Ball and A'Shon Riggins, receiver Donavan Hall, running back Morgan Ellison and Big Ten punt return leader J-Shun Harris.