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hoosierdaddynow

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Why I Remain Excited for the Upcoming Basketball Season

In case you missed it, Coach Crean had a presser this afternoon to address how the summer is going. Crean can be praised for a lot of things and criticized for many others. But he gives a great...

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Friday Thinker: Basketball Raiding Party

Per AJ's request, here's the Friday Thinker, in FanPost form: You can raid any Big Ten team to take one (1) guy from their basketball team to plug into your team, with its otherwise existing...

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OT -- Pacers

Truth be told, I am not much of an NBA fan. But I am a resident of the State of Indiana, so to the extent that there is anything on the line, I'd like to see the Pacers do well. But I don't follow...

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Bracket Collective Wisdom Open Thread

I am attempting to fill in my bracket. Between the general malaise that hung over IU for much of the season and other commitments, I am a little bit out of it on what's what in college basketball...

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Will Sheehey Appreciation Thread

Tomorrow night is senior night for Will. You could make a case that he is the most important Hoosier of this generation. His career here spans the end of the black hole that was the initial...

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Interview with Don Fischer

Inside the Hall interview with Fisch Definitely worth a listen. Fisch is just the best. It's interesting to get his long-view perspective on the trials of a young team, and some historical...

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Basketball Stew Thread - 10-31-13

Some odds and ends things that have been rattling around here and the twitterverse: I followed the Big Ten media day. As an aside, I read the transcript of Crean's statement at the podium....

Purdue Schadenfreude

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I love this. Also: can anyone confirm or deny that Purdue Pete has been hanging out with Clemson's mascot, 8-Ball The Tiger?

Osterman article on Coach Wilson

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Excellent article on the maturation of Coach Wilson. Written by Osterman -- who is good -- about Wilson -- whom I love.

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Top 50 Players, 2013-14

Top 50 Players, 2013-14 The Big Lead has published its list of the top 50 players in basketball for this upcoming season. To a certain extent: yadda, yadda, yadda. It's pretty much a bar-stool...

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Over/Under on IU football wins

Per Twitter, some betting service has set the line on IU wins at 5.5. My gut reaction is to take the over. I am curious to see if that line moves up as the season draws near. Getting past my...

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2013-14 Conference basketball schedule/BIG complaint open thread

Information about the conference schedule next year is leaking out on Twitter. Of primary importance, here are IU's single-plays: Vs. Iowa Vs. Ohio State At Minnesota (not confirmed yet) At...

OT: Alternative State Motto

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This is funny. A couple of suggestions for Indiana: "Like Illinois, but not broke (or corrupt)" "A slightly upscale Kentucky" "We don't know where 'Hoosier' comes from either" We're not sure what time it is

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Fare thee well, Maurice Creek

Twitter reporting that Creek is leaving the program. He will have an undergraduate degree and be able to transfer in such a way that he can play right away for his final season of eligibility....

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Looking Ahead -- expectations for 2013-14

So, this is out there: 2013-14 statistical projections I don't know who Dan Hanner is, but whatever. He has a statistical model predicting the top-20 for next year. Obviously, this is...

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Looking ahead -- lineups for 2013-14

The comments to some of the other articles have started to look ahead to next year. Which is appropriate. As 87 noted, next year's team will be the tallest and most athletic we have seen in awhile....

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Tournament Collective Wisdom Thread

We are all going to spend a lot of time the next few days filling out brackets (as an aside, I am very happy that we'll be hearing a lot of H. Jon Benjamin ads over the next few weeks; can't decide...

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BTT discussion/prediction thread

Setting aside the discussions of the usefulness of the Big Ten Tourney, it's here. There's basketball to be played and to be watched. This can be a thread for discussions about the games,...

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Senior Night Thread

It is really hard to believe that tonight is the last night that Jordy, Watford and Elston will lace 'em up in Assembly Hall. As has been noted elsewhere, this team will be very fondly remembered...

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Tournament Preparation: who should I be watching?

It's March 1, and thus starts the best month of sports, IMHO, starting with the flurry of college basketball and ending with Opening Day and the Final Four. I expect to be watching a lot of college...

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All Conference Awards

Zach Osterman and Dustin Dopirak, both of whom I respect, are having a twitter conversation about all-conference awards. The conversation has arisen from this morning's Big Ten conference call, and...

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Tuesday Night Big Ten Open Thread

This can serve as a bootleg thread for our friends who are refugees from Hammer & Rails. The Schadenfreude Thread will be up shortly, probably posted by 87 Rides a Surfboard. This is for...

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Dustin Dopirak on the zone

HT article on IU's zone defense Link to article by Dopirak on IU's zone defense in the victory over Michigan State. A couple of things: I really, really like Dopirak. With writing and...

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This week in Big Ten action

Some interesting games this week that will tell us something about how the conference is going to shake out Michigan State at Wisconsin. This is the best of the weekday games. I am not totally...

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"This guy could start for any team in the Big Ten"

Last evening I had a long trip home from a basketball game (and shout out to the Jay County Patriot Pep Band: you guys rocked). To kill time, I listened to the Purdue post-game on the radio. Their...

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Charlie Pierce on Coach Crean and fence-mending

Charlie Pierce on fence-mending An excellent piece by an excellent writer on the state of IU's program, and the "besweatered elephant in the room". That's probably overstating it: while most...

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IHSAA Finals Open Thread

As an old-timer, I miss the buzz that the State Finals used to generate. I had the privilege of attending two girls Final Fours as a student, prior to class basketball. The experience was...

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An Open Letter to Santa

Dear Santa, I hope that this letter finds you well as you prepare for your annual journey of joy dispensing. Some of my friends at Crimson Quarry have been discussing the current basketball...

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