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Class of '66 Old Fart

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    IU Sports / Cycling / Genealogy. I'm old and cranky especially when I don't get my afternoon nap. Have followed IU since before the reign of the General and can proudly say I was in the crowd in Pasadena for the last time the Hoosiers played in the Rose Bowl.

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  1. Class of '66 Old Fart

    (2021) PF Trey Kaufman

    Matt Denison @HoosierHills A dunk by Trey Kaufman following practice on Monday has left the Dragons in need of a new backboard.
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    (2021) PF Curt Hopf

    Evansville Courier & Press - A standout Southern Indiana basketball player lobbied IHSAA officials for a transfer on the grounds that he was bullied, though school officials painted a picture of a meddling parent interfering with her son’s team and its coaching staff. An Indiana Department of Education Case Review panel last week, in a 7-0 vote, denied a request from high school junior Curt Hopf and his family that the 6-foot-7 forward be allowed to play this winter at Barr-Reeve High School after transferring from Forest Park. Hopf has drawn interest from Indiana, Purdue and the University of Evansville, among others. He is the younger brother of Clint Hopf, a 2007 Indiana All-Star who played at UE and is considered the No. 12 player in the state's Class of 2021 by the IndyStar. It was the third denial of his eligibility, following two from the IHSAA. The Courier & Press, through an open records request, obtained a copy of the Case Review Panel's final order and finding of facts from Hopf's hearing with the Department of Education body. Hopf's parents completed the transfer report and Curt Hopf indicated the transfer from Forest Park to Barr-Reeve occurred because his "parents wanted a more positive school environment," according to the panel's findings of fact document. "The parents believe that Barr-Reeve's school environment will allow Hopf to excel with a more enjoyable experience his last two years of high school." However, Forest Park and Barr-Reeve both recommended that Hopf have no eligibility under Rule 19-4 this season. Neither school signed the limited eligibility waiver. IHSAA Rule 19-4 deals with eligibility and transfers. Briefly, it says a player cannot transfer from one school to another primarily for athletic reasons. If that is considered the case, a player is ineligible to play varsity for 365 days after the transfer for his or her new school. While at Forest Park, Hopf reported to school officials that he was being bullied. The incidents involved the petitioner being called "ugly" and "soft," making fun of his religious beliefs and disparaging comments about his basketball abilities. As a result of the bullying, the petitioner became withdrawn and no longer enjoyed going to school. The petitioner testified more than 10 students bullied him, including four members of the Rangers' basketball team. However, the Case Review Panel, in its decision, wrote that "(Hopf) has not met his burden to show there was a hardship condition, specifically bullying, that would outweigh the athletic motivation for the transfer to Barr-Reeve." The panel said there was "compelling evidence that demonstrates the move was primarily for athletic motivation." The document lays out examples of abundant friction between Forest Park officials and Hopf's mother, who is not identified by name in the document but is referred to as "the petitioner's mother." For instance, a Forest Park official testified that Hopf's mother demanded her son play the point guard position in order to "give him more exposure to Division I college teams." In July 2018, Forest Park's head basketball coaching position became available and Hopf's mother questioned why a certain coach, who was not named in the panel's document, was not given a second interview. Hopf's mother openly questioned the current coaching staff's abilities. According to the document, she told a Forest Park official they needed to hire a new coaching staff or the family would seek a transfer. Additionally, Hopf's mother asked if the school would be hiring a new coaching staff within the next two years. Hopf's mother denied making these statements at the Review Committee Hearing. The case review panel order states that Forest Park Superintendent Jamie Pund said that Hopf's mother told her that the coaching staff was doing "nothing" for Hopf and he should be treated differently because of his talents. Messages were left by the Courier & Press seeking comment from both Pund and Barr-Reeve Schools Superintendent Travis Madison. The Indiana High School Athletic Association initially ruled Hopf ineligible in August and then upheld that decision in October. Hopf's family and their attorney appealed the decision to the Case Review Panel of the Indiana Department of Education. Hopf averaged 16.2 points and 8.6 rebounds for Forest Park, which finished 15-10 under first-year coach David Welp last season. Hopf helped lead Forest Park to the Class 2A state finals and a 25-5 record as a freshman under former coach Jeff Litherland. Barr-Reeve lost 60-43 to Fort Wayne Blackhawk in the Class A championship game last March. Hopf will be eligible at Barr-Reeve on Aug. 1, 2020 -- a year after he enrolled at the school, IHSAA spokesman Jason Wille told the Courier & Press.
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    IU Cross Country

    Heading into the final weekend of the cross-country season, the Indiana Men's and Women's Cross-Country teams are ranked in this week's USTFCCCA National Coaches Poll. The men's squad checked in at No. 16 while the women's team is ranked No. 26. At the NCAA Selection Show both squads were chosen as At-Large selections. This is the third year in a row that the women have been selected as a team which tied a program record. On the men's side, this is the second year in a row that they heard their name called on Selection Saturday as a unit. Last weekend, the Hoosiers competed at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in Madison, Wisc. where the men's team finished in fourth and the women placed sixth overall. Ben Veatch and Bailey Hertenstein led the Hoosiers last Friday afternoon in their respective races. Veatch took fourth with a time of 30:14.6 while Hertenstein picked up sixth and time of 20:19.9. NCAA Championships will be held in Terre Haute, Ind. on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the LaVern Gibson Championships Cross Country Course. The women's 6k race starts at 11:15 a.m. followed by the men's 10k race at 12:15 a.m. Both races will stream live on FloTrack. A premium subscription is required.
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    High School Basketball Thread

    Story from the Indy Star on the Southport situation. The Southport boys basketball program was hit with major sanctions by the Indiana High School Athletic Association for violations of undue influence, including removal from the 2019-20 tournament. An IHSAA investigation last week found coach Eric Brand had provided a tuition payment to Perry Township Schools in the amount of $5,548 on behalf of Nickens Paul Lemba, a 6-6 freshman transfer from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Perry Township accepted the payment on behalf of Lemba in order to remain compliant with U.S. immigration law and meet requirements of an F-1 student visa. An F-1 Visa allows a student to come to the U.S. as a full-time student. IHSAA commissioner Bobby Cox met with representatives from Southport on Wednesday to discuss the violations and allow the school to respond. Perry Township assistant superintendent Robert Bohannon issued a letter of corrective measures to the IHSAA on Friday, which includes suspending Brand for the first two games of the season. Brand is in violation of rule 20-1 of the IHSAA by-law, which reads, in part: “The recruitment or attempted recruitment of a prospective student, through the use of undue influence is prohibited. Undue influence is the act of encouraging or inducing a prospective student to attend a school for athletic purposes.” The Southport athletic department is placed on probation for 365 days and Nickens Paul Lemba, a 6-6 freshman, is ruled ineligible for the season. The IHSAA notes that the two-game suspension of Brand “falls woefully short of the expectations of the IHSAA from its voluntary member school.” Southport will be removed from Class 4A Sectional 11. The sectional will be a five-team sectional this season with Ben Davis, Decatur Central, Perry Meridian, Pike and Roncalli. Southport is scheduled to host the boys basketball regional; the IHSAA has not yet determined if it will move to another site.
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    High School Basketball Thread

    Brand is the former coach of SB Riley (Damezi's HS) and left at the end of the '17-'18 season.
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    IUBB vs Troy game thread 11/16 8 pm BTN

    Trayce Jackson-Davis has been named co-freshman of the week in the Big Ten after averaging 18.5 points and 11 rebounds per game in wins over North Alabama and Troy:
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    IUWBB vs Jackson St. - 11/17/19

    #iuwbb climbs three spots in the AP Top 25 to 18 this week and the first time ever inside the Top 20 in program history!
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    IUWBB vs Jackson St. - 11/17/19

    Might have known Alaska would be confused by my post. He's still trying to figure out what's a bull and what's a cow.
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    (2020) PF/C - Dawson Garcia

    Ah yes, you're going to fit in quite nicely with the rest of us. lol
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    IUMS vs Michigan - 11/17/19 - B1G Championship

    The No. 8 Indiana men's soccer team (14-2-4, 7-1-0 Big Ten) played to a 0-0 draw against the Michigan Wolverines (11-4-5, 4-1-3 Big Ten) in the championship tilt of the 2019 Big Ten Conference Tournament at Ludwig Field on Sunday afternoon. Indiana claimed the title by way of a 4-3 advantage in the penalty kick shootout. IUHOOSIERS.COM - The No. 8 Indiana men's soccer team (14-2-4, 7-1-0 Big Ten) played to a 0-0 draw against the Michigan Wolverines (11-4-5, 4-1-3 Big Ten) in the championship tilt of the 2019 Big Ten Conference Tournament at Ludwig Field on Sunday afternoon. Indiana claimed the title by way of a 4-3 advantage in the penalty kick shootout. The tournament crown is the 14th in program history for Indiana. The Hoosiers also claimed the title in 2018, giving IU back-to-back conference tournament championships since the program won six-straight from 1994-99. Indiana pulled off the Big Ten regular season and tournament championship double for the 10th time in school history and for the second-straight season. The last time IU secured back-to-back doubles came in the 1998-99 seasons. KEY MOMENTS • Freshman Victor Bezerra launched a one-timer from 20-yards away that nearly snuck beyond the Michigan goalkeeper, but the shot was barely saved in the 14th minute of play. • Michigan narrowly missed out on the first tally of the contest after sophomore Derick Broche found himself open eight-yards in front of the net in the 53rd minute. Broche sailed the ball high of goal and came up empty on the shot attempt. • Freshman keeper Roman Celentano stood tall in middle stage of the second half as he recorded back-to-back saves on solid Michigan chances in the 66th and 67th minutes. • Indiana flirted with a Golden Goal as two Hoosiers, senior Simon Waever and Aidan Morris, attempted shots inside the 18-yard box in a scramble inside the final minute of the second overtime. • Celentano came up clutch in the PK shootout for the Hoosiers, The Naperville, Ill., native secured two saves in the five attempts from the Wolverines. Indiana received successful PK conversions from redshirt sophomore Joe Schmidt, redshirt junior A.J. Palazzolo, junior Thomas Warr, and the winner from freshman Joshua Penn. NOTABLES • Sophomore Jack Maher was named the Most Outstanding Defensive Player of the Tournament. Redshirt junior Spencer Glassand Morris joined Maher on the All-Big Ten Tournament Team. • Indiana will enter the NCAA tournament on a season-best seven-match unbeaten streak. The Hoosiers have outscored opponents 17-2 during the streak. • Indiana did not concede a tally throughout the entire Big Ten Tournament. In fact, the Hoosier defense has recorded four-straight clean sheets dating back to the final contest of the 2019 regular season. • The Hoosiers hold a Big Ten Tournament record of 39-10-10 all-time and are 22-3-3 overall against the Wolverines. HOOSIER POINTS Goals: None. Assists: None. UP NEXT The Hoosiers will await their fate as an automatic bid in the NCAA Tournament. The 2019 championship field will consist of 24 automatic qualifiers and 24 at-large selections, which will be revealed on at 1 p.m. ET on Nov. 18 via NCAA.com. The top 16 teams will be seeded and receive first-round byes before hosting second-round games.
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    (2020) PF/C - Dawson Garcia

    Been following your posts today. Welcome to btb. Enjoy the ride.
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    IU Wrestling

    Redshirt junior Jacob Covaciu finished in second-place to highlight the Indiana Wrestling results at the Black Knight Invite on Sunday. Covaciu, at 174 lbs, started his day with a 14-1 major decision over Anthony Vetrano of Bloomsburg. In the semi-final Covaciu took down No. 9 Ben Harvey of Army in a 5-3 decision. Covaciu went up against No. 1 Mark Hall of Penn State in the final and lost in a 14-2 major decision. Next up the Hoosiers host their home opener on Friday Nov. 22 at 7:00 p.m. ET against North Dakota State.
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    IUMS vs Michigan - 11/17/19 - B1G Championship

    HOOSIERS WIN Penn with the decisive goal
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    IUMS vs Michigan - 11/17/19 - B1G Championship

    Still no score. It's PK time.
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    IUMS vs Michigan - 11/17/19 - B1G Championship

    Still no score and we go to a second OT. I too thought we looked tired in the second half and let Michigan be the aggressor but to my untrained eye we were the more aggressive team in the first OT.