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AkronHoosier

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    If we were to leave Adidas. Who is your pick?

    Nike and Jordan easily have the coolest shoes, imo. I think with Puma’s recent investments at the NBA level they could be an interesting options for basketball schools going forward, plus, although 99.9% of my soccer knowledge comes from playing FIFA on Xbox, I’m pretty sure Puma is a big name in the soccer world as well(IU’s best sport right now). Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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    Injury Updates

    Im going to the Browns game Sunday. My ticket was $40 and it will only cost me $5 to park($20 per car). In the past December Browns game tickets were under $10 lol Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
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    (2019) PF Trayce Jackson-Davis to INDIANA

    As someone who has lived in Ohio my whole life, i would say almost every kid grows up an OSU football fan, but very few care about OSU basketball and most would tell you the same. College Basketball in general isn’t very popular in Ohio.
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    2018-2019 Rotation Discussion Thread

    Going position by position and trying to hit every player from the roster my first post in a long time got a little lengthy. I thought I'd celebrate ending my semester, and dive head on into my excitement about IU basketball post-romeo official decision, with a deep thought about next year and my obviously amateur analysis. PG it seem likely Rob or Green will start. Maybe it's nothing but I feel like Tim Langford's and RP's both lead me to think RP has a decent shot at starting, although I dont know much about his game. I am a fan of Devonte and think an off season of improvement and he can be a really food player, but I also wonder if he might excel in a combo guard spark plug of the bench with Rob as the traditional point guard feeding Juwan and Romeo. Al Durham's improvement as a shooter appears to be a big factor in the guard rotation as well. He has shown capable of handling some time at the 1, playing good D and has potential as a slasher. However, shooting was an obvious weakness last year and we appear to be getting a pretty big upgrade in that area next year. May limit AD's PT next year. On the wing it appears obvious Romeo will dominate the minutes at either the 2-3. One question I have is, how legit were McRoberts' shooting numbers from last year in that small sample? If he can keep shoot at that even slightly less than that % from 3 next year while attempting them a much more when is he open next year than I think he would be a lock to start. He could take a lot of pressure off Romeo on defense and he looks to be a solid athletic wing with length that fits Archie well. If he cant shoot though, Jerome Hunter seems a little slept on and likely to at least be solid wing scorer off the bench. Admittedly, I don't know anything about the non-Romeo recruits outside of what I have read here. Damezi appears to be a great shooter with some length, athleticism and defensive potential.Though with our seemingly apparent depth he may be brought along slow and developed into a pretty impactful four year player. Count me in as a Justin Smith fan. I am among the believers that he is destined for a breakout season and likely to start at the 3-4 depending on if we go big or small and also depending what appears to be the theme of my post; his shooting improvement. At big/forward/center I think there are even more question marks/decisions to be made. With that being said I believe we are in a solid position still and should have some quality options and good depth to deal with a variety of lineups. With that being said I am a of the belief that Juwan is very likely back and will, like Romeo on the wing, dominate the time at either the 4 or the 5 depending on the game. I dont know much about Fitzner but he looks like a very good stretch 4/5 to get minutes off the bench. Clifton Moore is a huge question mark with good upside but I thing he may be a bench contributor this year who breaks out in an expanded role when he hits his junior year. Race Thompson, I also don't know much about his game, but he was a top 100 recruit with a redshirt year of experience I feel like he may be capable of a nice role off of the bench and maybe even starting against bigger teams if he can hold his own on the low post and De'Ron doesn't fully recover. Getting to De'Ron, the idea of a redshirt to get fully healthy and get his body back to where it was last year and further improve on his body/conditioning/athleticism even more intrigues me, but I dont know how likely that is. Even if he is healthy by the beginning of the year I expect him to be brought along slowly. Hopefully he is ready by conference season at least as anoption as a big body to throw down lown as a rim protector against some of the bigger teams. Forrester I see in the same boat as Damezi being brought along slowly and devoloping into a very good 4-year defensive big man. I guess my best guess at a lineup right now would be, 1. Rob 2. Romeo 3. McRoberts 4. Smith 5. Juwan with Race or De'Ron in for Zach or Justin to match size. Devonte as the first bench guard getting time at the 1 and 2. Jerome as an athletic scorer of the bench on the wing. Fitzner having a clear role as the bench shooter spacing the floor in lineups with Juwan and Romeo, and some combination of Race and De'Ron with rest of the minutes at the 4 and 5.
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    PM Thread

    I’d like to see that PM as well lol
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    (2018) SG Romeo Langford - INDIANA HOOSIERS

    FWIW, the one player is obviously De Sousa, and I don’t remember for sure what rival school they were out bidding, Maryland maybe? Ive seen speculation that the other player is Josh Jackson or Billy Preston. However, based on the date it says paperwork was submitted to Kansas, Nov 9th, 2016, it appears to be Marcus Garrett since he is the one who signed that day.
  7. I go to Toledo and don’t watch every game and follow the basketball team all that closely but I do go to a couple games a year and watch a few if they are on tv. Last year Sanford played a lot of pg for Toledo and this year he plays mostly at the 2. I think he’s more athletic and a better defender than Zeisloft plus he is a better ball handler. Side note: my roommate worked with the basketball team last year and I would jokingly tell him to get in his ear about taking a grad transfer year to IU
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    Hypothetical Line-Ups Discussion

    When is the last time IU had a starting lineup where the only one person is under 6’5? I’m loving the length of these potential lineups.
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    FBI Corruption Investigation

    Merl Code seamed to be worried about the price jumping up to $200,000 from Nike but suggested Adidas had a $150,000 max. Might that suggest Nike could be the bigger player in this?
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    BtownBanners Meet and Greet Thread 3.0

    Approximate Age and Location: - 20, Akron, OH Are you a born and raised IU fan? - yep When you first knew you were an IU fan? Before I can remember, my dad played football at IU in the 80's so I've been brainwashed since birth, but I first remember getting really into IUFB when we had Kellen Lewis and James Hardy and into IUBB the year before Eric Gordon got here. What sports did you play in High School and College? - football/wrestling Besides IU, favorite sports teams? - Cavs, Indians, Browns Did you attend IU? - no, but I'd love to go there for grad school What is your favorite IU Basketball Memory? - Probably beating Kentucky last year Who is your favorite basketball player of all time? - 1.DJ White 2.Yogi 3.Eric Gordon What is your favorite IU Football memory? - Watching Tevin Coleman's 90 yard TD run to take the lead in the 3rd quarter at the Horseshoe Who is your favorite IU Football player? - 1.Tegray Scales(used to love watching him wrestle in high school too) 2.Shane Wynn 3.Tracy Porter Best sporting event ever attended? - LeBrons game winner against the Magic in the 09 playoffs Best IU sporting event ever attended? -First 3 quarters of the 2014 FB game at OSU... just gotta pretend the 4th quarter never happened What brings you to this board? - trying to get the inside scoop on recruits/rumors and seeing the opinions of people with higher BB IQ's than me How long have you visited/followed BtownBanners? - I think I've been lurking for 2-3 years but not posting much
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    IU Wrestling

    I'm really excited to see what Danishek can do as he progresses in his IU career. He was a 4x state champ in Ohio and one of the most physical and tough wrestlers I watched in HS.
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    (2018) SG Romeo Langford - INDIANA HOOSIERS

    Picked up a CB prediction today, not that it really means much at this point. I guess it shows we have a shot here
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    Kevin Wilson Resigned

    I've been trying to say this! The way his contract was set up he would have only gotten a buyout if he didn't get a new contract over 542k, in college football that isn't that much. 100 head coaches and 60 assistants made more than that last year and the number increases every year. This way the 542k is guranteed for one year regardless of employment status. Saying Wilson gave up 12 million dollars is 100% false. He may have given up 2 million if he doesn't get hired by anyone.
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    Kevin Wilson Resigned

    This whole situation is so bizarre to me. I never would have thought of CKW as a coach who risks player health. Honestly, I've sometimes thought it seemed like he had been reluctant to play injured players, for instance in NYC last year I talked to 2 women in Jordon Howard jerseys, I believe one said she was his mom, as we watched the bus pull up to yankee stadium and I asked her about his status and she told me he was 110% playing that game. I think it will be very interesting to see what happens with Wilson's career from here. I think it obvious he has a brilliant offensive mind, most of his players absolutely love him, and he's shown the ability to recruit pretty well without much to work with. I'm VERY excited to see what Tom Allen can do and have cautious, yet high hopes for him. However, I will always be very very greatful for the momentum Kevin Wilson has created for our program.
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    Kevin Wilson Resigned

    I have to start this by saying I don't have a law degree but, 5. Even if he was fired without cause he only would have recieved his base salary of 542k for the duration of his contract, not the the full 12 mil, right? 6. If he gets a new coaching gig we only have to pay him to make up the difference if he makes under 542k, 100 head coaches and 60 assistants made over that last year and with his offensive background and success at OU as OC and success with IU's offenses, it seems he could land a pretty good OC job at least. So, couldn't he have accepted the guranteed payment we offered for this year and be betting on himself to land a new gig this year and have an extra 542k from us that he wouldn't have gotten even if we fired him without cause?
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