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  2. HoosierAloha

    2019-2020 NBA Thread

    The right people probably got in his ear Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  3. brumdog45

    Coronavirus and Sports Only - PLEASE and THANK YOU

    The NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) announced that Junior College football and any fall contact sport will be moved to the spring.
  4. WayneFleekHoosier

    (2021) PF Trey Kaufman

    Love this kid. Greedy me wants a TJD, Kaufman frontcourt.
  5. woodenshoemanHoosierfan

    Expendable IU sports

    And what does he have against other sports? Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  6. Brass Cannon

    Expendable IU sports

    Hmm I could use some laughs. So why exactly does title IX need done away with?
  7. Loaded Chicken Sandwich

    Expendable IU sports

    Outside of title ix needing to be gone anyways, they will have to make a change. Many schools worked around even before all of this. If things keep going in the direction they are, sports might not be played. But if schools have to pick, the NCAA will have to adjust because schools won't be able to afford 18 teams. Outside of men's bball and football, all other sports are just moochers.
  8. Class of '66 Old Fart

    (2021) PF Trey Kaufman

    Kevin Brockway - CNHI Sports Indiana The full skillset was on display. For Silver Creek standout forward Trey Kaufman, one of the best high school basketball players in Indiana, a summer tournament game with Indiana Elite gave him a chance to get up and down the floor and show his developing game. Pull-up jumpers in transition from 12 feet. Shooting range beyond the 3-point line. Dunks on alley-oop passes. Blocks from the strong and weak side. “As far as southern Indiana, you’ve got teams who box-and-one, hold the ball halfcourt for the entire game,” Kaufman said. “So it’s kind of hard to show pull-up jump shots, 3s when you’re facing zones, all that stuff. It’s been fun to show what I can do.” The 6-foot-8, 210-pound Kaufman from Sellersberg will enter his senior year as one of the favorites to win Mr. Basketball in 2021. He’s also been one of the most talked about recruits on Indiana’s radar. Kaufman, who was named Indiana’s 2020 Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior, could follow a recent trend of in-state talents who have stayed close to home to play for the Hoosiers. Or Kaufman could end up at Virginia after Tony Bennett offered a scholarship over the spring. Louisville, Purdue and Xavier also have offered Kaufman, who hasn’t set a timeline for when he will commit to a school. “All the schools that offered me, I think they really have a fair chance right now,” Kaufman said. “I tell a lot of people really the biggest thing for me is to developing, whatever team can make me the best player I can be, that’s the number one thing I want in the school.” Virginia has a strong reputation for player development under Bennett, having had eight players picked in the NBA draft since 2012, including current Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon (2014) and Atlanta Hawks rookie forward De’Andre Hunter (2019). IU has had three players taken in the NBA draft under third-year coach Archie Miller, including Romeo Langford, who went 12th overall in the first round to the Boston Celtics in 2019. Kaufman said Miller’s recent ability to get in-state talent to play for IU will factor into his decision. The Hoosiers have landed the last three Mr. Basketballs – Langford in 2018, forward Trayce Jackson-Davis in 2019 and guard Anthony Leal in 2020. Kaufman is playing for the same Indiana Elite travel program that produced Leal, incoming freshman point guard Khristian Lander and incoming freshman swingman Trey Galloway. “That’s honestly a really big factor with Indiana, in particular, because you know the guys,” Kaufman said. “It’s not so much talent, but when you have five guys on the floor that you know you can trust on the court but also off the court, it makes a big difference, makes a big deal.” There have been some unforeseen obstacles in Kaufman’s recruitment, with an NCAA dead period in recruiting until at least July 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kaufman has been allowed to communicate with coaches through FaceTime and texts, but there have been no face-to-face or campus visits since March. “I’m a real person, so although phone and texting is one thing, I think face-to-face contact is really how you build a relationship,” Kaufman said. “So it’s been hard, but it kind of builds your instincts a little bit.” Kaufman is intent on spending his summer developing his game. The shooting range has come over time and on Saturday included 3-pointers from both the wing and top of the key. “A lot of teams see me as that, some guy who can play on the perimeter and also play on the post depending on who is guarding me,” Kaufman said. “So it’s just a versatility thing. You know my goal is to be a knockdown shooter. I want to be the best shooter in the country, the best player in the country. You have to add that to your game.” After winning Gatorade Player of the Year, Kaufman has his sights set on winning Mr. Basketball in 2021. He even joked he was upset Lander reclassified because he wanted to compete with him for the award. But Kaufman knows that honor won’t come without hard work, and he’s looking to continue to get as much time in the gym as possible before the season starts. “I want to be the best player I can be,” Kaufman said. “Whatever honor it is, Mr. Basketball, Gatorade next year as well. I want to do everything I can.”
  9. Crimson and Cream

    2019-2020 NBA Thread

    Am I the only one that thinks everyone overreacted to this whole thing? He's worried about his long-term health and wants to make sure he's healthy heading into his contract season next year. But by traveling with the team it seemed obvious to me he was keeping the door cracked to still play, which now sounds like he's considering again. That big break in action along with limited resources to staying game ready no doubt scared him with this restart. I think it's perfectly understandable. EDIT: After catching up through the last couple pages I'm pleased to see this site (for the most part) remained calm. The Pacers Facebook/Instagram pages were a cesspool of hate.
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  11. brumdog45

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    Portage Township school board voted to go virtual learning for the first nine weeks. That’s three in about 24 hours, all large districts. Have been hearing several local schools that are starting to get positive cases among their athletes. Schools started practice about a week ago. Know of four schools that have stopped practicing and another that will be doing so probably tomorrow.
  12. Hovadipo

    2019-2020 NBA Thread

    Such a diva. Hope he ices his knees in his gold plated million dollar bills after the games.
  13. Demo

    TV Series Thread

    Watched a documentary on Netflix this weekend about the 1966 LeMans race called The 24 Hour War. Fantastic. If you’re in to road racing I would call it a borderline must watch.
  14. MoyeNeeded

    TV Series Thread

    Started Peaky Blinders last evening. Can't turn it off yet!
  15. Brass Cannon

    Coronavirus and Sports Only - PLEASE and THANK YOU

    I’d also look into rescheduling the Bucket game to Spring as well
  16. Brass Cannon

    Coronavirus and Sports Only - PLEASE and THANK YOU

    Have conferences arrange pool based tourneys. So that teams play 5 or 6 games. And then just gave the postseason. Start in April and finish up in May.
  17. Class of '66 Old Fart

    IU Softball

    5 College Softball Programs On The Rise. https://www.softballamerica.com/stories/five-college-softball-programs-on-the-rise/ Indiana After coming from Marshall to Indiana, head coach Shonda Stanton’s teams have been known for their speed on the bases and their collective approach at the plate. IU has established its identity as a small-ball team with room for power in the middle of its lineup. Following an impressive 2019 campaign, 2020 got off to a slow start but showed promise before the end of the season. Senior pitcher Emily Goodin will be back in the circle for the Hoosiers next spring. She was 10-7 during the shortened 2020 season, but held a 1.76 ERA and threw 13 complete games. The potential breakout of pitcher Josie Wood and the addition of freshmen homegrown players Macy Montgomery and Amber Linton should give optimism to IU’s pitching staff. Nearly all of IU’s roster will return next season, spearheaded by veteran bats Annika Baez, Taylor Lambert, Grayson Radcliffe and Gabbi Jenkins. IU has the potential and the support to be a regular in the NCAA Tournament and a power in the Big Ten. The next step in the program’s progression is starting to knock off Big Ten heavyweights such as Michigan and Minnesota.
  18. brumdog45

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    No problem. The CDC site says that the average lag time varies between 1 and 8 weeks and in the example I gave above, there were over 500 at the minimum that took longer. FWIW, the CDC doesn’t put out a yearly death total until around June of the following year because of the lag.
  19. 8bucks

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    Fair point, thanks for sharing. It makes sense that there would be a lag. Next time I pull the data I will see if I can compare the updates by quarter. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  20. brumdog45

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    The problem is you are comparing final death numbers to preliminary nimbers for 2020. Those monthly totals for the first six months will increase as data comes in to the CDC. Here is an article on that very topic. https://healthfeedback.org/claimreview/mortality-in-the-u-s-noticeably-increased-during-the-first-months-of-2020-compared-to-previous-years/ They cite an example where the week 10 only deaths measured in week 18 were 500 lower than they were listed in week 19. That’s not new deaths — those were simply ones that hadn’t been recorded and that was just an incredibly small sample.
  21. 8bucks

    Coronavirus and Sports Only - PLEASE and THANK YOU

    You would think they have some time to start looking into a shortened spring season. Perhaps a cup style tournament where you win your bracket and advance Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  22. Magnanimous

    Coronavirus and Sports Only - PLEASE and THANK YOU

    It’s the worst kept secret there is.
  23. 8bucks

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    Hopefully this copies over well. I went to the CDC website to see if they had annual US Mortality information available. They have information you can download that has the cause of death but state. I went back to 2014 but they may have more available. I am not sure you can really draw a strong conclusion from this yet and it will probably feed your preconceived positions. For example, if you are convinced this is really not a big deal you could look at the prior year comparison and conclude that this years increase is not significantly out of line with increases in years like 2017 or 2014. If you think this outbreak is as reported, or worse you could look at the significant increase in total deaths for 2020 vs this time last year in 2019 and see that we have had 83,540 more deaths this year. US Total Deaths through week 25 Prior Year Comparison 2014 1,257,335 2015 1,345,768 88,433 107% 2016 1,334,732 (11,036) 99% 2017 1,388,535 53,803 104% 2018 1,416,194 27,659 102% 2019 1,402,683 (13,511) 99% 2020 1,486,223 83,540 106% Source Data: https://data.cdc.gov/NCHS/Weekly-Counts-of-Deaths-by-State-and-Select-Causes/3yf8-kanr/data The source Data link is for the 2014-2018 data. The 2019-2020 data is also on the CDC site but I do not have that link handy. If you download the data note that the cumulative totals from all the causes of death and the total deaths for a given period will not match. If there were more than one contributing factor to the cause of death, more than one cause may be listed. I confirmed this with the CDC. Initially I just looked at the 2019-2020 data and thought that the 83,000 increase matched up pretty well with the 100+K we have for the covid deaths. I then pulled the prior year info and noticed that the total US deaths have been steadily increasing since 2014 which surprised me. I am not sure if this is enough to draw a solid conclusion yet just based on the data and if anyone sees a flaw after pulling the CDC data that I missed let me know. If you read on your phone i just noticed that the spreadsheet copy and paste is not transferring well so i copied that info as a pic below
  24. Brass Cannon

    Coronavirus and Sports Only - PLEASE and THANK YOU

    Fall Sports are going to be gone. Sucks for our soccer team. Wonder if there’s any chance they can delay it till spring
  25. Magnanimous

    Expendable IU sports

    Very insightful.
  26. Class of '66 Old Fart

    Coronavirus and Sports Only - PLEASE and THANK YOU

    Patriot League calls off fall sports. - Recognizing the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to present significant challenges to our campuses and communities, the Patriot League Council of Presidents announces the following decisions regarding Patriot League competition: Patriot League teams will not engage in competition in the fall season (championship and non-championship); Decisions surrounding winter and spring sport competition will be made at a later date; and, The opportunity for conditioning, strength training and other practice opportunities in all sports will be permitted provided health and safety conditions support such activities. Because the United States Military Academy and the United States Naval Academy are unique in their environments and their missions within higher education, the Council of Presidents agree that the academies may continue to engage in competitive opportunities as considered appropriate by their respective Superintendents.
  27. Class of '66 Old Fart

    (2021) - PF James Graham III

    From Alex Bozich “They fit all the boxes in terms of having players like me who put in the work and then end up getting drafted,” Graham told Inside the Hall. “They need a big wing to help fill that void.” https://www.insidethehall.com/2020/07/13/talented-2021-forward-james-graham-talks-recruitment-iu-offer/?fbclid=IwAR06MfJNsAjNisrU5RqsQ6M-3cC3UZSYSEYrqordtZ8ONW_iWVXQfRQGONg
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