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  1. LamarCheeks

    2022 General Recruiting Thread

    Hey @Uspshoosier, @Hovadipo @Stuhoo -- I think we have someone trying to perhaps spread a virus (the computer kind) or something. Someone calling themselves mhatun487 is dropping a link on just about every thread.
  2. LamarCheeks

    IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News

    It's also Kelley -- guess IU didn't have that big of an impact on him! Regardless, to get a business degree there in three years is no small feat. There's no question he's a bright dude.
  3. LamarCheeks

    IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News

    Agreed. But a funny thing -- I essentially wrote this on another thread and had a couple dudes pretty much tell me I was an idiot for making the post. That if there were a grad transfer to be had, we'd have had him by now. But -- our very own Justin Smith just became available. Somebody will want him. ... You never know what might happen or who could enter the portal. I figure there's got to be somebody somewhere who can help us -- and it's only a one-year commitment, so even if it doesn't work out all that great, there's really no harm done.
  4. LamarCheeks

    IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News

    Smith is from Buffalo Grove -- that's only about 20-25 miles from Evanston. Wonder if he'd join Peyton Ramsey at Northwestern? I have no idea if he'd fit their roster or if they have a scholly available, however.
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    IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News

    That class was Justin, Al Durham and Clifton Moore. Al is the last one standing.
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    IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News

    RIP, Jerry Sloan -- aka Brian Sloan's dad. When I was at IU, Jerry was in his first season with the Jazz and visited Bloomington for Brian's Senior Day. When Brian thanked his parents and pointed out where there, just about everyone stood to get a glimpse of Jerry. A basketball legend. Dementia/Alzheimer's sucks ...
  7. LamarCheeks

    IU Football Off-Season

    Guess this got cut from the Jordan documentary ...
  8. LamarCheeks

    2020 General Recruiting Thread

    You are right. I don't know what I'm talking about. You are the smartest person on this board.
  9. LamarCheeks

    2020 General Recruiting Thread

    Gee, that thought had never entered my mind ...
  10. LamarCheeks

    2020 General Recruiting Thread

    With Damezi leaving and Lander reclassifying, we're still one below the scholarship limit. Certainly, there has to be a grad transfer with a year of eligibility remaining worth looking at -- maybe a big since TJD and Brunk are pretty much all we have there? I hope we just don't leave it open again. Seems such a waste -- particularly when you can easily add a guy for a year. If he doesn't work out -- no harm, no foul. Fitzner turned out to be something of a bust, but it was for one year, so it wasn't as if he was keeping a scholarship from a possible recruit. Current roster (8): Durham, Smith, Jackson-Davis, Brunk, Franklin, Phinisee, Thompson, Hunter On the way in (4): Geronimo, Lander, Leal, Galloway
  11. LamarCheeks

    Mo Creek- SC Prometay (Ukraine)

    I know injuries are part of the game, and about every program has been affected by them, but three things I would have loved to see at IU: 1974-75 team with a healthy Scott May (and with Larry Bird) 1992-93 team with a healthy Alan Henderson heading into the tournament 2012-13 team with a healthy Maurice Creek (I suppose technically, he was healthy -- but he was never the same after those injuries) We could be easily be looking at eight banners.
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    IU Football Off-Season

    After hearing about Cam Wilson's family, I couldn't help but remember when Pete Stoyanovich was our kicker and a star soccer player. His father killed his mother and was later found not guilty by reason of insanity. I was an IU student at the time and just remember how sad and horrible of a situation that was. I worked at a bar downtown a couple years after that -- one of the waitresses was Pete's girlfriend. Here's an ironic twist: Pete was the starter in 1986. Because of that tragedy, he left the team for a weekend to be with his family. That Saturday, we lost by two points to Ohio State. A walk-on kicker -- named Jay Tuttle -- missed two FGs. His son? Jack -- our current backup QB. Really feel for Cam Wilson -- can't even begin to imagine what he's going through.
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    (2021) G Luke Brown

    Man, he has Steph Curry-like range. As soon as he crosses the half-court line, he's in scoring position!
  14. LamarCheeks

    IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News

    Thanks for sharing. Nice story -- doesn't blame Damezi and doesn't blame IU. Just says that things didn't work out. And it even acknowledges that when he got PT, for whatever reason, Damezi simply didn't perform. I remember late in the season, seeing him brick wide-open 3s and thinking that he had lost any confidence he might have had and the harsh reality was, we couldn't afford that in a B1G game. At that point, I started thinking that he just wasn't gonna get any better -- at IU -- and probably could use a change of scenery, especially with all the wings coming in. When Gelon left, I recall seeing a story that kinda railed on Archie -- and I didn't necessarily think that was fair. No offense to Gelon (like many others, I don't like trashing players), but he just wasn't a Power 5-caliber player, and should have never been recruited to IU in the first place. That was Crean's mistake. Hope Damezi does well at Loyola. Would love to see him get more playing time and maybe even score 10-12 points a game. He seems like a good kid.
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    FBI Corruption Investigation

    The 18th anniversary of Allen Iverson's famous rant was a couple days ago, so I modified it to reflect the absurdity of the NCAA slamming us while letting UNC, others get off scot-free ... "We in here talkin' 'bout phone calls. I mean, listen ... we talkin' 'bout phone calls. Not academic fraud. Not paying recruits. Not stripper parties. We talkin' 'bout phone calls. Not hookers. Not setting up illegal payments. Phone calls. We talkin' 'bout phone calls. We talkin' 'bout phone calls. I mean, how silly is that, man! ... What are we talkin' about? Phone calls. We talkin' 'bout phone calls. We talkin' 'bout phone calls. ... It's strange to me, too, but we here talkin' 'bout phone calls!"
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    Cody Zeller and the Crean Era

    TBH, I'm not all that familiar with Titus and Tate. But if one of them claims to be "an Indiana guy," why the hell is he wearing an Ohio State hat?
  17. LamarCheeks

    Positive news regarding coronavirus thread

    Glad to see this thread. The other coronavirus thread had devolved into so much political BS. Kind of a shame, really, as I thought we were staying away from politics on this forum.
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    IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News

    Interesting. He essentially calls out the seniors when he was a freshman, but the only significant senior that year was Sheehey. I'm wondering if Will felt sorta abandoned because Watford, Hulls and Elston all graduated and Vic and Cody went pro. He kinda got left behind by all his buddies. It probably was a tough pill to swallow. He went from being the sixth man on a team that was No. 1 most of the season to being the top dog on a team that likely wasn't gonna be very good. He may have basically thought: "I just want to play this final season and get it over with."
  19. LamarCheeks

    Rodney McGraw 2021

    To PSU, these guys are a dime a dozen. But to us, it's a really good get. That's what is frustrating -- at least to me. He could go to IU, be a real contributor and maybe be a three-year starter. Or he could go to PSU and never be heard from again.
  20. LamarCheeks

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    Olive and Mabel are back. This is not as exciting as their first two competitions, but when you're a sportscaster with no sports to cast, why not? (Sorry it's not doom and gloom, but a change-up every now and then isn't a bad thing ...)
  21. LamarCheeks

    Justin Smith Declares

    Realistically, I wonder what he expects to learn from this process? He really hasn't even proven he's good enough for the Big Ten, let alone the NBA. What does he need to get better at? How about everything. He's a phenomenal athlete, but just doesn't seem to be a very good basketball player. Can't tell you how many times I've seen him make a nice move to the bucket, only to miss (mostly short-arm) an easy 8-footer. Or brick a wide-open 3. And if you believe one of the few people on this board who really does seem to have inside info -- he's been an absolute cancer to the team. I'm really surprised he hasn't entered the transfer portal -- especially because it seems as if he's clashed with Archie so much. Maybe if he wants to make a few bucks right away, he can go to Europe or South America, but no NBA team will draft him -- or even sign him to a free-agent deal. He just isn't good enough.
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    (2021) PF Trey Kaufman

    Yeah. I realize that. I just wondered what happened this time.
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    (2021) PF Trey Kaufman

    Have we ever had an explanation of why there was no commitment last week, as someone seemed to indicate there would be? Did someone have a source and that source was wrong? Was it just a guess in the first place? I'm curious.
  24. LamarCheeks

    College Bball Thread

    Gold and Black Illustrated?
  25. LamarCheeks

    IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News

    He pretty much said in February that he'd return, and I don't think there was ever a question about it. But this makes it concrete: TJD will be back!