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Vauxhall and IU

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  1. Vauxhall and IU

    MSU....Heat on Izzo?

    "It's Michigan State...it's Michigan State."
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    FBI Corruption Investigation

    And the best part is, Pitino literally had a cameo IN Blue Chips! How does he not know better?
  3. Ugh, I remember that era like it was yesterday. All this crap happening over the year 2014, culminating in the DD incident and Troy/Stan's suspensions at the same time, was what REALLY had people calling for Crean's head by November of that year. That's what amazed me this year when people were saying "give him one more year, he's earned another chance." The fact that Crean wasn't fired for cause in 2014 WAS his second chance.
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    IU(5) vs UNC(1) Game Thread

    We should've known better than to think the refs would get within a mile of winning this one. At least our guys can comfort themselves knowing an IU degree actually means something unlike the glorified toilet paper from UNC
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    Former IU player arrested (again)

    I see all these people in this thread talking about how this arrest is of a pattern with our current issues, and I have the exact opposite reaction. To me, this puts our more recent off-court issues into perspective. Underage drinking, smoking pot etc are dumb college kid stuff. What Bassett did is something else entirely, and to try and conflate them in any way is completely myopic. I certainly agree that we need to do a better job of recruiting high-character kids, but I'd take Emmitt Holt's character any day of the week over Sherron Wilkerson (who played for and was recruited by Knight.) And while we're on the subject, I'd love to see a Venn diagram of the fans who say we need to recruit kids who "get it," and the fans who would be happy with Steve Alford as HC because he played for Knight and thus "gets it." There's probably a ton of overlap, which is hilariously ironic.
  6. Question: Is anyone actually getting these PMs? I threw in my request for one yesterday, but at this point I can't imagine someone's sitting there writing 500 PMs. Anybody actually get one?
  7. Late to the party but go ahead and count me in for this Davis PM if you don't mind.
  8. Here's my take: up to this point I'd said a lot of the same things I'm reading in this thread (knucklehead stuff, Crean needs to get control, no leadership, if you're gonna drink do it smart, don't s*** where you eat, etc, etc). But at this point, I feel like something - and I don't know what it is - but something else is going on. IU has 15-20 players at any given time. That constitutes what percentage of all the D1 men's basketball players in the NCAA, and yet we seem to account for 100% of the publicized arrests. And you KNOW good and well that kids are partying at other schools too. I'm not a conspiracy theory guy, but at this point it's honestly starting to look like our players are being targeted. I don't mean "the cops are Purdue fans" either, I mean something broader. Again, I have no idea what or why this would be, but it's starting to get beyond just a "pattern."
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    Conspiracy and far fetched tales topic

        DON'T EVEN JOKE
  10. Vauxhall and IU

    Troy Williams returning to IU!!!!!!

    Well, if you want to get really technical about it, Larry Bird had one heck of an NBA career, and he left IU REALLY early...
  11. Vauxhall and IU

    You name it...

    I'm seein' double here - FOUR Sweet Sixteens!  
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    Tom Crean Chant

      Exactly. I don't know why everyone is acting like this was "IU fans." As if a bunch of disgruntled middle-aged IU fans are going to troll a HS basketball game. This was clearly a bunch of teenagers. In case you've forgotten, teenagers are (generally) the worst people on Earth.
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    Potential fallout from coaching change

    I've never been a passionate Crean defender or detractor - I've felt we could do better, but also felt like "well, he's here for now, might as well support him." But that's changed. Honestly, it's about more than just winning and losing at this point - it's about how much he's alienated the fans. THAT more than anything is the reason I feel like he needs to go at this point.   That said, I firmly believe that he will be back, and I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if he were still here 2-3 years from now. Nobody with any real power seems to be in any rush to get rid of him. Maybe it's all Glass lawyer-speak like everyone says, but as far as we know right now, Glass' comments speak for themselves. Another year of transfers, increasingly fruitless recruiting, fielding a team with no center, pulling some decent wins but always sitting on the bubble and once again limping to the finish line. The script writes itself at this point.
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    Assembly Hall

    Amen. People talk about the things they value about tradition, some of which we've kept (no names on jerseys) and some we haven't (ads in the Hall, etc.) For me, after names on jerseys the #1 tradition thing I value is an arena NOT named after corporate sponsors. That stuff is fine for pro sports, but there's something incredibly icky to me about colleges having to represent themselves with corporate branded facilities. I'd have us playing on the outdoor courts next to Willkie before I'd have us playing in an arena named after some bank. Living in New Albany, I've been to the Yum a few times (not for games, but for concerts, etc.) Its the epitome of the modern "state of the art" pro-style off-campus arena, and I couldn't imagine us playing in a place like that in a million years. It's just not our style. It's fancy, sure, but it doesn't reverberate (figuratively or literally) like AH.
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