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  1. 21 points
    WOW! This is impressive. Indiana Elite @IndianaElite CONGRATULATIONS to Trey Kaufman, IE 2021 6’9”, 220lbs forward, for being named Indiana’s 2020 Gatorade Player of the year!!! Trey is the 5th junior in Indiana history to EVER receive this prestigious award and the first player since Greg Oden (2005)!
  2. 15 points
    Congrats to St. Paul’s School and Mass Rivals wing Jordan Geronimo who was selected New Hampshire Gatorade Player of the Year. Rivals Nation Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  3. 11 points
    Treys gonna be a Hoosier. Most confident I’ve been on a recruit in a while. Sent from my iPad using BtownBanners mobile app
  4. 11 points
    Old Friend

    Archie and Progress

    Here's what makes me smile. If we go back and look, how many of the same posters b*tching now used Chris Beard as an example of "WHO WE COULD HAVE HAD!!!!!!" or who they want? It was a lot. Couple guys on here who can't seem to whine enough nor see any positives regardless of where they look, but here's the facts, boys. https://kenpom.com/index.php?s=RankAdjDE Indiana was better than or about equal to Texas Tech in about every category, including record. That "next shiny thing" isn't any shinier than Archie except for one good run a year ago. Indiana will have plenty of those given time. "There aren't many positives so far." Well, not if you aren't looking for them. Recruiting is an obvious one, and to not acknowledge it erases any credibility at all. Only 13 teams in the country had more quad 1 wins than Indiana had this season and there are 353 D1 teams. In that category, Indiana was better than 96.4% of the country. Indiana was 26th in defensive efficiency (see above). Remember when Indiana was known for its defense? We sure won a lot of games then. Indiana was still 65th in offensive efficiency. Great? No. A horrific failure? No. There hasn't been enough positive if you're only concerned about results, and that's cool. Seriously. I get that. I simply said I am taking a different approach and I see (because of that approach) a whole lot more positives than some. A few things have to happen in my opinion. One is to allow Archie's players to "get old" so Indiana can "stay old." Another was to have Green graduate. He said himself in his senior speech he didn't want to learn, and he hijacked at least 5 possessions every game. With so many close games, we can't have that. Green sure was fun when he was "on," but when he wasn't and still tried to be? Yuck. Another is to allow a couple of kids (Phinisee, Hunter, and Thompson in particular) to play healthy and play together. I see a whole lot of positives in those kids, but they've lost so much time to injury, I understand why others may not. Finally, what exactly has or hasn't Archie done which you as a coach would do differently given exactly the same circumstances? No cop out "I'm not paid millions of dollars..." answers. He doesn't make that money to please you. He's paid to represent IU and to win. The speed at which he does the latter is not in his contract, nor is pleasing complainers on a message board. So....what has his coaching truly cost Indiana so far? Last season? "We'd better make the NCAA tournament or else!" Well....we did. And now it's on to the next thing to b*tch about. Sincerely interested in what you believe Archie has cost Indiana, especially this past season.
  5. 10 points
    “If I get the ball near the basket, there’s going to be a poster.” Love that so much. Now if he can just get Smith to think that way.
  6. 10 points
    ElectricBoogaloo

    (2021) PF Trey Kaufman

    This is great fan art for my Tom Crean Recruiting Letters collection.
  7. 8 points
    jk34

    (2021) C - Franck Kepnang

    How much?
  8. 8 points
    Hovadipo

    College Bball Thread

    Your takes on this are exceptionally ridiculous. If it was that big of a waste of time, no one would have agreed to the rule. It’s professional development learning from the best in the world AT WORST. Who wouldn’t do that if given the opportunity? Are you saying that if you had the opportunity to get feedback from Gordon Ramsay - even though you may never work in a 5-star kitchen - you wouldn’t do it?
  9. 8 points
    Class of '66 Old Fart

    Archie and Progress

    And that's a perfectly OK opinion to have but do you need to tell us that in nearly every post and in nearly every thread? Geez, the horse is dead why do you insist on continuing to beat it? You do offer positive things to btb but your obsession over Archie and the need to tell us over and over and over that you don't like his coaching is a bit overboard.
  10. 7 points
    MikeRoberts

    (2021) PF Trey Kaufman

    Pap is back! Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  11. 7 points
    Really good Q and A with Jordan from Inside The Hall https://www.insidethehall.com/2020/03/28/q-a-class-of-2020-st-pauls-school-forward-and-iu-signee-jordan-geronimo/?fbclid=IwAR3AFifar6AUFGXSEgTO1Y-wVEJPGMr2IVD8PIwyWmtp8y3aRDJIyzVL2QM Couple of things of special note to me: 1. Plans to be in Bloomington on June 8, coronavirus permitting. 2. Geronimo averaged 18 points, nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks per game this past season 3 ... Me, as a player, I wanted to get my teammates going. I’m a team-first kind of guy. Throughout the season, I realized I needed to be more aggressive and more assertive with the ball in my hands. Before I realized that, it was kind of too late. [I think I made that observation somewhere in his thread that he was clearly their best player and needed to take charge]
  12. 7 points
    hoosierpap

    (2021) PF Trey Kaufman

    Nothing I've heard supports he was leaning that way. Was Purdue a player? No doubt.
  13. 7 points
    MikeRoberts

    College Bball Thread

    Mike Roberts Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners Edit: no joke, that is the catalyst for my name that I have had for like 15 years across several boards. He was THE worst basketball player I have ever seen step foot on the court for Indiana including walk-ons. The worst and just funny that he is back on the bench where he spent his entire 4 years as a player
  14. 7 points
    Napleshoosier

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    Grrrrrrr! Sent from my iPad using BtownBanners
  15. 7 points
    Chloe Spreen @ChloeSpreen So thankful and blessed to receive my first offer from Indiana University ProspectsNation.com Nov. 2019 on Chloe Spreen – 2024 – Bedford-North Lawrence (IN) Spreen's upside is tremendous. She has the length, skill and athleticism that NCAA Tournament schools look for and she's only in the eighth grade. In that regard, Spreen would appear to be headed for a spot in the forefront of her class regionally. Add to that her ability to shoot the ball in game with kids 3-4 grades older from beyond the arc and Spreen looks like an Elite 100 prospect in the making. Ladyballers Insider July 2019: 2024 Chloe Spreen 5’8” SG Nike Lady Gym Rats Turquoise 8th Some kids just have it, and Chloe Spreen is one of those kids. Indiana is in for a treat as Spreen showed why some feel she is the leading candidate for 2024 Miss Basketball. Or at least I do. She showcased her relentless in your face style of play vs. the Alabama Southern Starz at Nike TOC. She made several triples and even took on the daunting task of guarding top 2023 prospect Madison Booker. Time and time again, Spreen found herself in the middle of the action on both ends of the court and was effective. Spreen will be a household name in Indiana very very soon.
  16. 7 points
    btownqb

    (2021) PF Trey Kaufman

    No, he wasnt.
  17. 7 points
    Hovadipo

    (2021) PF Trey Kaufman

    Let me live. Hoping that post earned me the 3rd Hoosier Hysterics hosting position.
  18. 7 points
    colonel06

    RIP Brother CCGeneral

    Somehow I missed this sad news, I am so sorry. I salute the general. He was the best, let the proper documents reflect this. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  19. 6 points
    LamarCheeks

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    A little something to lighten things up. A British sportscaster, with no sports to broadcast, announcing his labs' race to eat their meals. Mabel vs. Olive -- who ya got? (Sorry it's not doom and gloom).
  20. 6 points
    LamarCheeks

    IUWBB AP/Coaches Poll

    I have to admit, when Teri Moren first came aboard, I did not like the hire. I was adamantly opposed to hiring another Purdue grad. But I think we got the best person we possibly could have. Hope she and the ladies see continued success.
  21. 6 points
    IUc2016

    (2021) PF Trey Kaufman

    yeah, if that helps you sleep at night.
  22. 6 points
    Yes that's partially true...but don't believe everything that the Chinese government puts out. Sent from my GM1917 using Tapatalk
  23. 6 points
    Vic needs to get Aminu's ear. Both DMZ boys.
  24. 6 points
    mamasa

    IU Football Off-Season

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/center-grove-s-jovan-swann-transferring-to-iu-football-from-stanford/ar-BB11KZPk?ocid=hplocalnews Center Grove's Jovan Swann transferring to IU football from Stanford Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star BLOOMINGTON – IU football’s latest graduate transfer can prepare for a homecoming. Jovan Swann, a defensive lineman the Hoosiers prioritized out of Center Grove High School before losing him to Stanford in 2016, announced Thursday his decision to graduate from the Pac-12 school and enroll at Indiana. He will have one year of eligibility remaining. Chicago Foods Delivered Chicago's Famous Foods Delivered To Your Door. Shipping Included! AdTastesOfChicago.com “Thank you Stanford University for a great four years, on and off the field,” Swann wrote in a message posted to his Twitter account Thursday. “I have completed the process of finding a home for my final year of eligibility, after many prayers and great discussions. Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. “To all my support system, near and far, and the rest of Indiana, I am staying home this time and committing to Indiana University!” Swann joins a defensive line unit that’s as deep and experienced as any the Hoosiers have fielded in years. Listed as a 271-pound defensive end, Swann appeared in 39 games (19 starts) over the last three seasons for the Cardinal, tallying 18 ½ tackles for loss, 11 ½ sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception. He was an All Pac-12 honorable mention selection in 2018, and has twice been named to all-conference academic teams.
  25. 6 points
    Hovadipo

    (2021) PF Trey Kaufman

    Want him bad. Real bad. I watched him play live (stream) once and I was hooked. Don’t break my heart, Trey. I stopped following recruiting because of kids like you that I loved so much that broke my heart. Don’t break my heart. I love you. I’m always thinking about you. Be good to me. Come home. Just...come home.


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