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Thursday, August 2, 2012
IU suspends Hughes, Barnett for a game

By Adam Rittenberg

Indiana opened preseason camp Thursday morning, and the team announced several roster updates, including one-game suspensions for two starters.

Top wide receiver Kofi Hughes and cornerback Lawrence Barnett, along with reserve safety Forisse Hardin, will miss one game because of an undisclosed violation of team rules. Indiana hasn't specified which game they'll sit out.

Hughes and Barnett are both significant pieces. Hughes led the Hoosiers with 35 catches for 536 yards and three touchdowns in 2011. Barnett made nine starts last season and recorded 46 tackles, six pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovered and returned for a touchdown.

Hardin started two games last season and had 17 tackles and an interception.

It'll be interesting to see which game they miss. The opener with Indiana State seems like a decent bet.

Some other Hoosiers' roster notes: