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Class of '66 Old Fart

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  1. Class of '66 Old Fart

    Ed Schilling leaving

    From Roberts UNCG bio: Roberts helped center R.J. White earn All-Southern Conference honors three times in his career and finish eighth all-time in scoring with 1,460 points and fourth in rebounds with 878 caroms. White was the league’s dominant post player during his final two years, including ranking 11th in NCAA Division I in field goal percentage in 2015-16 (61.6%). http://www.uncgspartans.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=32200&ATCLID=209255391
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    IU Cross Country

    Looks like most of the XC news probably got posted in the Track & Field thread the last several years. Maybe we can revive this one. FIrst rankings of the season are out.
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    Ed Schilling leaving

    Hint, hint, hint "TBA Coach" helped center "Y" earn conference honors three times in his career and finish eighth all-time in scoring with 1,460 points and fourth in rebounds with 878 caroms. "Y" was the league’s dominant post player during his final two years, including ranking 11th in NCAA Division I in field goal percentage in 2015-16 (61.6%).
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    Ed Schilling leaving

    Geez doc, even this old man can read between the lines. lol
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    College Bball Thread

    Familiar name back in the state of Indiana. Jon Rothstein @JonRothstein Evansville's Walter McCarty has hired veteran Bennie Seltzer as an assistant coach, per release. Seltzer was at Washington State last season. https://www.courierpress.com/story/sports/college/evansville/2019/08/20/evansville-basketball-hires-bennie-seltzer-assistant-coach/2061410001/
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    Ed Schilling leaving

    I'm not sure how I'll feel if it's Johnson or Buckley because they are connected to the mostly underwhelming FCTC regime. It would be a personal issue for me to move past that thought and it has nothing to do with their respective qualifications for the job. We old people can get pretty set in our ways and feelings.
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    Fire Fred Glass

    https://www.indianapolismonthly.com/news-and-opinion/a-season-on-the-brink-for-fred-glass No startling revelations but interesting nonetheless.
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    Ed Schilling leaving

    In other words, your extended weather report is favorable? lol
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    (2016) SG Grant Gelon commits to IU

    Do you think he ever actually unpacks his suitcase? Asking for a friend.
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    IUFB Offseason Updates

    Hey, it's Indiana football. From the Crimson Quarry - The preseason AP college football poll was released today. Predictably, defending champion Clemson holds down the #1 spot, with last year’s runner-up Alabama at #2. And for the 1,299th consecutive week, Indiana finds itself unranked in the long-standing poll. In fact, the Hoosiers did not even receive a single preseason vote. That’s one fewer vote than USC received. Virginia, who the Hoosiers defeated last year, received 44 votes. The Hoosiers are coming up on almost 25 years since their last AP ranking, when they were the #25 team in the country on September 20, 1994. As I detailed last year in a very similar post, the Hoosiers left the rankings after a 62-13 loss to Wisconsin the next week, and have still yet to return. Seven Big Ten teams, of which IU plays five, are ranked as well. These include Ohio State (5th), Michigan (7th), Penn State (15th), MSU (18th), Wisconsin (19th), Iowa (20th), and Nebraska (24th). Nebraska won one fewer game than IU did last year. There are currently no plans next week for Indiana to celebrate its 1,300th consecutive week out of the rankings.
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    IU Mens/Womens Swimming and Diving

    Swimswam.com ranking the 2019 men's recruiting classes and we come in at #6. #6: INDIANA HOOSIERS Top-tier additions: #1 Brendan Burns (PA – back/fly/free), Harry Flanders (CA – fly), Jake Marcum (TN – back), Kai Bathurst (CA – free), Will Gallant (CT – distance) The rest: Jacob Destrampe (IN – free), Max Scott (OH – sprint free) The Hoosiers pull in top-ranked recruit Brendan Burns, who is a true do-everything star. 46-low in both the 100 back and 100 fly, Burns is a godsend for a team that has ruled medley relays lately, but graduated some key legs after last season. Burns can probably take over the fly legs of the medleys, and should also be an 800 free relay factor as a 1:34.1 out of high school. Indiana has also generally had success in the IMs, and Burns could be a prime candidate there. He’s 1:44.8 out of high school, and could have one of the best front halves in all of college swimming. The Hoosiers lost a lot of key components from last year, but Burns should be a plug-and-play contributor as a freshman, which is rare on the men’s side. Fly and back are the themes of this class. Harry Flanders (47.4/1:46.7) is a good flyer and also a pretty solid IMer. Jake Marcum (1:42.8/48.2) is a very good backstroker, though he’s much more pigeonholed to the 200 at this point. That freshman trio will give IU a lot of stroke options, and could make up the core of the medley relays down the road. Speaking of relays, Jacob Destrampe (20.4/44.2/1:37.1) is relay depth in waiting, along with Max Scott (20.4/45.6), though Scott is much more of a drop-dead sprinter variety for now. At the other end of the spectrum is Kai Bathurst, a California prospect who goes 1:36.0 in the 200 free and maybe projects best in the 100/200/500 range. Will Gallant (15:16 in the mile) adds a distance component to a pretty well-rounded class, though it’s a little surprising to see IU not rolling the dice on a breaststroker, considering the rousing success they’ve had in that stroke recently. Fast riser to watch: Marcum is a very exciting backstroke prospect. He was 1:46.0 in the 200 back as a junior, and dropped 3.2 seconds over his senior year. Add in a 1.5-second drop in the 100 and his future looks pretty bright, especially if he can develop a good third event.
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    (2016) SG Grant Gelon commits to IU

    On the road again. Just can't wait to get on the road again. Bethel Hoops @BethelHoops #BethelHoops proudly welcomes Grant Gelon to the BU Basketball family! #TrueBlueBU
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    (2020) PG R.J. Davis

    And he took an OV to G'town in late June. Pat Lawless @PatLawless_ Class of 2020 PG R.J. Davis from @step_basketball @NYRhoops has set the following official visits: - Pittsburgh (September 20-22) - Marquette (September 27-29) - North Carolina (October 11-13)
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    IU Baseball Commits

    '21 RHP/1B from Charleston, IL Ben Hess @BenHess02 I’m excited to announce my commitment to @IndianaBase. I would like to thank my parents, teammates and all my coaches for helping me to this point. Very thankful for this opportunity. Perfect Game Prep Baseball
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    Fishing chat and pics..

    Don't think Bass Fishing was an option when I was on campus but if it had been I'd have had to taken it on a Pass/Fail basis and even then if might have been iffy! This long distance dedication goes out to our very own Alaska.
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    (2020) PG - Caleb Love

    Offered today. 4-star both 247 and Rivals. 6'3" 170 lbs. from St. Louis, MO. 247 ranks him #36 overall and the #4 PG. Rivals has him #41 overall. Played for the Bradley Beal 16U team on Nike circuit 247 Rivals ESPN Video From an Illinois recruiting site this past May: Love’s recruitment is still pretty early, so the Illini coming in with a scholarship now is a good plan. He currently has eight scholarship offers with that number likely increasing over the next year. The offers he already has on the table are pretty impressive as well. He has offers from the likes of Kansas State, Missouri and Xavier, in addition to the Illini. It is fun to watch Love on the floor. The first thing that jumps out at me about his game is the passion he brings to the court. This kid is not going to be outworked, outhustled or out-hearted. He brings a fire to the game that will carry him a long way. Love’s defense will also wow coaches and give opposing teams a hard time. Especially in high school and AAU basketball, the defense tends to be very lax. There isn’t a lot of attention paid to this aspect because it seems like players usually just want to show off their skills on the other end of the court. Love throws that stigma out the window. He is a hardnosed defensive guy who can shut down offenses. In addition to his passion and defensive prowess, Love is a great distributor of the ball and he isn’t a terrible shooter. His game really reminds me a lot of Rajon Rondo. They have very similar styles on the court, and they can win you a game on the defensive end.
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    (2020) PG - Caleb Love

    Corey Evans - Caleb Love has been one of the more trending names nationally this summer and is now on the cusp of the coveted five-star rating. Two weeks ago, Love decided to narrow his school list to a group of six. After completing his time of the travel and camp circuit, Love has now scheduled all five of his official visits, sources have confirmed with Rivals.com. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Love is focused on a group consisting of Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Louisville, Missouri, and North Carolina. In recent months, he has taken unofficial visits to the campuses at Indiana, Kansas, Louisville and Missouri, and, at one point in time, was expected to spend official visits on everyone but Missouri due to his close proximity to the SEC program’s campus; that will no longer be the case. Thanks to the continued prioritization that head coach Cuonzo Martin has placed upon Love, the top-35 guard will use his first official visits on the in-state program during the weekend of September 7. From there, Love will visit Indiana (September 12), North Carolina (September 20), Louisville (September 27), and Kansas (October 12). Arizona is the final program on the list that, though they did not receive an official visit, are working a date to host Love in the unofficial variety (for further understanding, official visits are 48-hour visits, all-expenses paid by the school for a prospect and one family member, while an unofficial visit is paid for by the prospect, himself). Love has become a top commodity of late thanks to his toughness and desire to compete at the point of attack. He is a bigger guard standing at 6-foot-3 and just measured in with a 6-foot-9 wingspan at last week’s Nike Skills Academy, the swoosh’s top camp that he was a standout at. All five official visits will be completed before November which could equate to an early signing. If that is the case, one school will head into the college season with one of the very best talents that the nation has to provide in the backcourt and is the type that should immediately impact a program for the better upon his enrollment.
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    MSU....Heat on Izzo?

    Nothing to do with Izzo but the Spartans getting another black eye regarding violence against women. From the Lansing State Journal: A Michigan State football athletic trainer is accused of attempted sexual assault, domestic violence and lying to a police officer, court records show. David Jager, 39, was charged with using violence against women in two Ingham County district courts. MSU spokeswoman Emily Guerrant said Thursday evening that Jager is still employed by the university but has been on paid administrative leave since March 2018. She could not comment on the reason. [wow, what a deal that is!] Jager is accused of assaulting his girlfriend at Spartan Stadium in August 2015 and lying about it, according to East Lansing 54B District Court records. Both charges are misdemeanors. Jager also is charged with attempting to sexually assault a different woman in Lansing in February 2016. In that case he faces a felony charge and up to 10 years in prison. Jager was one of 11 people who the Attorney's General office named in a December report as having failed to report their knowledge of Larry Nassar's abuse before it became public. In 2015, Jager's girlfriend told him that Nassar had "groped" her, according to the report, which called out MSU's "culture of indifference and institutional protection" that the AG's office said contributed to hundreds of women and girls being sexually abused. The woman told AG investigators that Jager responded with indifference, telling her Nassar was "the best in the world," according to the report. Jager said he told his girlfriend to make a report if she felt uncomfortable. None of the current criminal charges are related to Nassar, Jager's attorney Mary Chartier and Ingham County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Mike Cheltenham said. Jager is due back to 54B District Court for a pretrial conference in late August. He was released on a $2,500 personal recognizance bond that includes a no contact order for the woman he's accused of assaulting. There's no court appearances scheduled yet in 54A District Court in Lansing.
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    Ed Schilling leaving

    We need to get you a gig on The Weather Channel.
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    Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs

    Pretty heady company for our own Schwarbs. Christopher Kamka @ckamka (with NBCSports in Chicago) Fewest games to 100 career HR among players who debuted with #Cubs Kyle Schwarber 453 Kris Bryant 487 Ernie Banks 500 Javier Báez 602 Billy Williams 611 Ron Santo 708
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    Fishing chat and pics..

    NIce pix and thanks for posting. However, it was quite noticeable that in none of the pictures was there anything remotely resembling the IU logo. How do you explain this glaring oversight?
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    (2020) SF - Jalen Bridges

    4-star 6'7" Jalen Bridges from Fairmont, WV offered today per Corey Evans. Plays AAU for Wildcats Select on the adidas circuit (AAU teammate of Zach Loveday). 247 rates him #81 overall and the #20 SF. 247 Rivals Jalen Bridges '20 (SF) - Wildcats Select Has IU Offer Date W / L Pts. FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA Reb Assts. TO's Blks. Stls. 4/12 W 18 7 7 2 2 2 3 1 3 0 0 0 4/13 W 18 6 16 3 10 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 4/13 L 16 5 11 4 9 2 4 4 0 1 1 1 4/14 W 9 4 9 1 4 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 4/26 W 20 4 4 2 2 10 13 1 2 1 3 0 4/27 L 14 6 12 2 6 0 1 4 3 4/27 W 19 4 11 0 5 11 11 7 2 1 1 0 4/28 W 24 10 19 3 8 1 1 3 1 0 1 1 Avg 17.3 52% 37% 81% 3 2 1 1 0
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    2021 General Recruiting Thread

    Involves more than just '21 prospects but the annual Evansville Bosse Winter Classic scheduled for Saturday Dec. 21 will feature a number of top IU targets. Caleb Love '20 Khristian Lander '21 (Lander and Love will face each other in the event.) Blake Wesley '21 Jalen Washington '22 https://www.courierpress.com/story/sports/high-school/2019/08/15/loaded-field-coming-bosse-winter-classic-december/2018961001/
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    FBI Corruption Investigation

    Hooker U back in the NCAA spotlight https://www.wdrb.com/sports/bozich-crawford-resuming-investigation-ncaa-conducts-interviews-in-louisville/article_22887680-bf6d-11e9-923a-bf2761e96171.html
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    FBI Corruption Investigation

    Bottom line -- there's too much vagueness and contradiction in the ESPN story to really know the true story. At the very least, the Langfords turned Nike down - if Nike even offered - as they stuck with Adidas.