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  1. moyemayhem

    (2021) G Luke Brown

    I still say that part of the problem is the surplus of undersized yet talented guards in Indiana in the 2021 class. We know Archie has his eyes on Lander and Blackmon as well. Should Brown be a priority over either of them? Is Archie willing to take 2 of these guys? I think Archie definitely needs to keep tabs on Brown, but he's got plenty of competition for an offer in this class already.
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    RIP Jimmy Rayl

    Jimmy Rayl was a Hoosier legend. Won Mr. Basketball out of Kokomo and could shoot from anywhere in the gym. He almost averaged 30 a game his junior year in Bloomington. Still holds the all time single game scoring record at IU with 56... and he actually did it twice. RIP Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    Andrew Gutman - Celtic FC

    It's certainly great for the program to have clubs of this caliber signing our players. Living in Glasgow under these circumstances should be pretty interesting for Gutman as well.
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    IUBB @ Michigan - 1/6/19 @ 4:30 ET

    I don’t understand taking Morgan and Romeo out at the same time. Their minutes need to be staggered so we always have one on the floor. Our offense is useless when they’re both on the bench. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    College Bball Thread

    That subjective filter (or preseason rating as he calls it) is phased out during the year... it should be pretty minimal at this point, and according to his site is eliminated 73 days after the first game of the year, which would be January 18th if my math is correct.
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    IUBB vs. Illinois - Thurs., 1/3 @ 7:00

    This is not a negative post, but many will take it that way.... I think the truth is this team has two terrific players, and simply no other (healthy) difference makers on the roster. Phinisee is a steadying force and we are capable of playing really good team defense, but at the end of the day this team has a low ceiling. I think Archie is doing a phenomenal job putting us in position to get wins, and our guys have shown real grit, but we just don’t have the talent to run many teams out of the gym. I’ll be happy to make the tournament, but would be shocked if we end up in the top 4 of the conference standings. I love Archie, and I still think the future is bright, but I think we are going to need to get healthy and see some real player development this offseason to see the progress that many on this board are expecting. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    (2021) G Luke Brown

    The biggest problems with Archie recruiting Brown are Khristian Lander and Jalen Blackmon. It’s unlikely we take multiple small guards in one class, and there will have to be a pecking order. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  8. Romeo Langford is the chosen prince of Indiana basketball and is leading the revival of a blueblood program Another really nice article on Romeo. Great stuff from Romeo and Tim Langford and Archie in this.
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    IU vs Uof6 Game Thread

    I’m happy with the hard fought win, but on to a more important note... What did everyone think of Fox using the John Tesh NBA on NBC music? It felt a little weird with college basketball, but I’ll be damned if that’s not the best TV sports theme music of all time. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    College Bball Thread

    Did you watch Michigan play during Beilein's first 4 years? Check out their results below: 2007–08 Michigan 10–22 5–13 T–9th 2008–09 Michigan 21–14 9–9 T–7th NCAA Division I Round of 32 2009–10 Michigan 15–17 7–11 T–7th 2010–11 Michigan 21–14 9–9 T–4th NCAA Division I Round of 32 I wonder if you would have called them fighters then. Beilein didn't turn them around over night. I'm just as frustrated by our sloppy play, but we can't really expect this team to play like the Michigan team we see today at this point in Archie's tenure.
  11. I'm just not sold that athletic success has any meaningful long term impact on academic success. It goes without saying that most of the best colleges in the US are private schools that spend virtually no money on athletics. But even when we focus only on Public Universities in the Power 5 conferences (like Indiana), it's just hard to find much correlation between athletic revenues and academic ranking. Rank Athletic Revenue (USA Today) Rank Academic (USNew&World Report) School Conf Total Revenue Total Expenses 1 15 Texas Big 12 $214,830,647 $207,022,323 2 25 Texas A&M SEC $211,960,034 $146,546,229 3 17 Ohio State Big Ten $185,409,602 $173,507,435 4 4 Michigan Big Ten $185,173,187 $175,425,392 5 61 Alabama SEC $174,307,419 $158,646,962 6 13 Georgia SEC $157,852,479 $119,218,908 7 58 Oklahoma Big 12 $155,238,481 $132,910,780 8 9 Florida SEC $149,165,475 $131,789,499 9 71 LSU SEC $147,744,233 $131,717,421 10 53 Auburn SEC $147,511,034 $132,885,979 11 55 Tennessee SEC $145,653,191 $134,880,229 12 45 Oregon Pac-12 $145,417,315 $119,945,650 13 26 Florida State ACC $144,514,413 $143,373,261 14 20 Penn State Big Ten $144,017,055 $138,724,055 15 16 Wisconsin Big Ten $143,420,668 $142,930,591 16 51 South Carolina SEC $136,032,845 $129,317,382 17 77 Kentucky SEC $130,706,744 $125,333,866 18 41 Iowa Big Ten $130,681,467 $128,869,211 19 78 Arkansas SEC $129,680,808 $112,902,474 20 21 Washington Pac-12 $128,745,183 $123,503,513 21 36 Michigan State Big Ten $126,021,377 $117,506,272 22 96 Louisville ACC $120,445,303 $118,383,769 23 65 Nebraska Big Ten $120,205,090 $112,571,632 24 79 Mississippi SEC $117,834,511 $108,885,512 25 30 Minnesota Big Ten $116,376,862 $114,201,678 26 24 Clemson ACC $112,600,964 $111,126,235 27 120 West Virginia Big 12 $110,565,870 $89,196,193 28 38 Indiana Big Ten $106,139,192 $106,131,819 29 1 UCLA Pac-12 $104,106,646 $104,106,646 30 52 Arizona State Pac-12 $101,579,860 $98,825,395 31 97 Mississippi State SEC $100,062,237 $86,351,432 32 64 Missouri SEC $97,848,195 $102,409,131 33 14 Illinois Big Ten $97,447,731 $100,739,817 34 19 Rutgers Big Ten $96,883,027 $99,193,280 35 6 North Carolina ACC $96,551,626 $96,540,823 36 63 Kansas Big 12 $95,251,461 $94,709,233 37 23 Maryland Big Ten $94,881,357 $94,796,897 38 43 Colorado Pac-12 $94,226,111 $90,640,627 39 3 Virginia ACC $92,865,175 $100,324,517 40 81 Oklahoma State Big 12 $91,644,865 $89,833,094 41 49 Arizona Pac-12 $90,976,758 $91,756,963 42 2 California Pac-12 $90,976,576 $106,959,739 43 102 Texas Tech Big 12 $88,804,476 $86,984,083 44 31 Virginia Tech ACC $87,427,526 $90,716,423 45 75 Kansas State Big 12 $86,081,528 $73,970,354 46 18 Purdue Big Ten $84,841,133 $85,709,495 47 34 North Carolina State ACC $83,741,572 $86,924,779 48 57 Utah Pac-12 $83,672,639 $81,620,307 50 56 Iowa State Big 12 $82,659,447 $82,565,176 51 8 Georgia Tech ACC $81,762,024 $84,852,123 52 72 Oregon State Pac-12 $78,959,875 $82,730,626 53 74 Washington State Pac-12 $64,294,520 $71,801,820
  12. That's a much better argument, and McRobbie should be 100% held accountable for academics. My only point is the the president of the university should NOT be held accountable for athletic success... It's just a very minor portion of their responsibility.
  13. A university's success is not defined by athletic performance, it's defined by academic performance. IU has a $3.5 billion budget and just $100 million of that is devoted to athletics. Athletics is potentially profitable, but the revenue brought in from athletics is dwarfed by other revenue streams. The athletic department is a very small part of the president's responsibility, and while McRobbie should strive to make it as competitive as possible, at the end of the day it makes no sense for the school's president to spend much time concerning himself with something that takes up less than 3% of his budget. The school's mission and it's financial priority is to focus on academics, and that is exactly what it should be.
  14. moyemayhem

    So some concerns I’m having...

    Your own expectations were 8-9 non-conference wins and 13 conference wins... which is a 21-22 win team. That's a team that likely makes the tourney, but not with a lot of wiggle room. So I'm confused... do you think your own expectations were concerning? I'm not sure what Archie could have possibly done to infuse more talent into the roster for this year and raise that bar any higher. I am concerned about the on court product, but I'm not concerned about the general expectations, because they are completely realistic... a tourney team, but probably not a top 5 seed.
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    IUBB @ Duke- 11/27 @ 9:30

    Here's a nice and optimistic article on IU basketball and its fans from a Duke writer. This thread needs a little positivity... https://www.dukebasketballreport.com/2018/11/28/18115815/a-word-for-our-indiana-friends-duke-basketball