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8bucks

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    College Bball Thread

    Yeah you got it. Calloway has reinjured his knee and we were down late in the game. Calloway came back in hobbling on that knee. I can’t remember much other than him getting a rebound basket I think with seconds to go. During the post game either he or RMK said we ran the freak offense to beat them. LSU was known that year for running a freak defense. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
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    College Bball Thread

    Do you remember the “freak offense” game? Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
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    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    Indy emerging as another hot spot. https://www.wibc.com/news/coronavirus/us-surgeon-general-calls-indianapolis-an-emerging-hot-spot-for-coronavirus/ Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    Prayer Thread

    Praying for you and the family. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  5. Family have been big IU fans forever. First memory is of our unofficial cousin Quinn and the 76 team but I really got hooked when Isaiah came. Was a student during the 87 championship and celebrated at the fountain after the game. Worked for the HT during the early 90s and got to enjoy the 92 team as well. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    I think another thing that can cause challenges will be hospital staff getting infected. My brother works in a hospital in NOLA and mentioned that one of the largest hospitals down there had staff that been hit hard. My Sister n law works in a hospital here tested positive this week. She now has to sit on the bench until Apr 8th. So far most of her symptoms are very mild and she only got tested because she worked in a hospital. Out of an abundance of caution we are testing medical staff and even if they have very mild symptoms they have to pulled off the work force perhaps when needed most. These front line workers can get infected easily and it will impact recovery of others when hospital staffs get thin. Another close family member who works in a local hospital just sent this “I am ok. Trying to get some rest today before I go back on for 6 straight. 6 on 1 off. 12-16 hours each shift. I am spent!” Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
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    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    Our number of cases is going to climb very high and that will cause people to freak out. The death rate hopefully won’t follow. Sent from my iPad using BtownBanners mobile app
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    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    Yeah I read that earlier in the week. They are really getting hit hard with the Coronavirus and it seems they might just be more susceptible due to age, close nit lifestyle Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
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    Prayer Thread

    Life got a little more stressful here. My sister n law tested positive for Covid yesterday. My Wife’s father had been staying with her until Sat when we moved him in with us. He is 3 weeks out from having had pneumonia and is still on O2 so there was some overlap between the sister n law and him plus we helped her move his stuff so we all had contact. The bigger concern is my father n law. I took him down to the VA to get tested and will find out in 5 days. No symptoms yet but would appreciate your prayers. We now have 2 college kids, 2 HS kids, 2 SR citizens and my wife quarantined for another 8 days or so. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    Archie and Progress

    I have no idea what you are talking about. I am clearly on the fence with regards to Archie and would love for him to prosper here. You are the one who brought Chris Beard into this conversation and you shortchanged his accomplishments. If I correct you that is not spin. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
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    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    Couldn’t you talk to the states as well. Both the federal and states are out shopping and if you could make one of their products that should be helpful. Did the state say know too? Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
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    Archie and Progress

    Chris Beard and Texas Tech has had more than one “good” run. 2017-18 Elite 8 2018-19 National Runner Up 2019-20 bubble team. I think they were on 75% of the brackets for an average of an 11 seed. You are comparing 2019-20 where they had only 3 returning players and yet had a team nearly on par with IU. Now I don’t know who will be better over the next few years but he has had an incredible start there which one “good” run just does not fairly describe. Further, to compare IUs 2019-20 season to theirs as if to prove some point is strange to me especially since they only had 3 players back. Somehow according to your link they were ranked 21 and we were 34. Seems like a heck of a result for a rebuilding year. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
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    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    Sounds like our testing has really ramped up and we have in the last week tested more than S Korea has in total. I this is going to drive our cases up but we need to find those who have this Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    Archie and Progress

    This is a fair point. Anyone have the yearly BT records only handy? Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
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    Archie and Progress

    I think it is clear we have improved but each of the first few years have presented some things that make it hard to get excited. Year 1 incredibly bad first game vs ISU. Wow that was so disappointing. Chalk it up to just not knowing how to put in place his system but then just before the BT season we repeat the performance and lose to Ft Wayne. Losing to lower level teams happen but getting blown out is .... Year 2 - losing 12 of 13 games. Many of those it seemed as if we just did not care. Year 3 - it felt like every game we had a 5 plus minute scoring drought. So many games. So many droughts. How in year 3 can we have so many games where we just cannot score. I get it that Archie is a defensive guy and you would think when the offense is struggling the D would create offense but it just did not seem to do that much. Especially during our frequent droughts. But, we have improved. Archie has recruited pretty well. We did not have the long losing streak nor the bad losses to bad teams this year. So I am hopeful and think we improve a little more next year. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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