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  1. 19 points
    Uspshoosier

    College Bball Thread

    Here you go this should get everyone excited. Welcome to Bloomington Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  2. 16 points
    Obviously Evans isn't making stuff up, the question is how serious is IU. I talked to a Chicago area scout today that is very familiar with Lieb. He said he is not ready for the Big Ten now, but MAYBE if he spends a year in a strength program he could get where he needs to be......but mid-major is the more likely path right now.
  3. 13 points
    I know it is easy to look at freshmen as the next shiny thing that will cure all the team's problems. I get that and have been guilty of it myself. But my goodness I am so much more excited to watch this kid on the court than Justin Smith. He will have a growing process but you can just tell he loves basketball and has an infectious personality. Something this team really needs more of.
  4. 12 points
    This young man has a million dollar smile. Another freshman focus article from Inside The Hall. https://www.insidethehall.com/2020/06/18/freshman-focus-jordan-geronimo/?fbclid=IwAR24vrfR1jD0dcnBwUPhqjXSYTFqrXwcnFE0pNiTztYfFGKXPksKutrOIFo
  5. 9 points
    Agree with this so much. Smith never bought in and the hanging head stuff and lack of hustle bothered me so much. We have a VERY likeable team now as a fan. But they better win games or that turns and scapegoats will be created. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  6. 9 points
    NOLA Hoosier

    IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News

    Not sure where to put this, but the WIC is now named after Bill Garrett, which I personally think is awesome. One of the things about IU that we should be proudest of is the breaking of the unwritten color barrier in the B1G as the first black starter and not just a sub. Meanwhile, decades later at UK, Tom Payne...*cringe*.
  7. 8 points
    AKHoosier

    (2021) SF Trey Patterson

    Well I DID have a dream last night he picks IU. I've never dreamed about a recruit choice before. (I hope to never again either)
  8. 8 points
    Class of '66 Old Fart

    (2021) SF Trey Patterson

    Adam Zagoria - Trey Patterson, the 6-foot-8 1/2, 210-pound small forward from Rutgers Preparatory (NJ) School, has cut his list from 10 to 3 and will announce his college decision on Thursday, he told ZAGSBLOG.Patterson is down to Florida, Indiana and Villanova, as first reported by Pat Lawless. He has cut Memphis, UConn, Maryland, Tennessee, Rutgers, Auburn and Arkansas. Patterson broke down his three remaining schools: Indiana: “Coach Archie Miller and his staff have many years of coaching experience. Coach Miller and his assistant Coach [Bruiser] Flint have attended a few of my games, and have really spent time building a relationship with me. They express how excited they are in having me be a part of their program, and see me as a special versatile wing forward player who could impact the game on many different levels. “IU was my first official visit. They have an amazing college atmosphere and their fan base is extremely energetic. I feel like Indiana can help with my overall development in becoming a successful and efficient player.” Florida: “The appeal to me with Florida is not only Coach Mike White and his coaching staff, but how I believe that I would fit really well in their system. Florida has a really good coaching staff, that has expressed how I can make an immediate impact with my size, skill and versatility. On my official visit back in the fall, I had the opportunity to tour the campus. I also was able to witness the high energy the Gator Nation fans brought to the game. The student section was amazing.” Villanova: “Coach Jay Wright and his coaching staff have been expressing to me how I can fit perfectly into the Villanova winning style of play and add to the tradition of successful Nova Nation players. Coach Wright and Coach [Mike] Nardi visited me at my school in the fall while also attending games during my season.“On our Zoom calls, they talk about how they view me as a versatile forward who can guard multiple positions, handle the ball along with good court vision and rebound. Coach Wright also emphasizes development and the importance of building character and relationships.”
  9. 8 points
  10. 8 points
    incrediboy

    IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News

    With regard to a transfer, I'd just like to see us pick up someone capable of guarding Garza or other B1G big guys if Trayce, Race and Brunk are all on the bench with fouls or injuries. To me that's the only hole Justin's departure left us. Thompson's defense was really good down the stretch so I don't think we'll miss Smith on defense as much as some think. And I expect a breakout year from Franklin despite the fact that everyone's relegating him to less PT because of Lander. He showed he wasn't awestruck by playing in the best conference in college basketball. I believe now we'll see him start nailing his shots with regularity.
  11. 8 points
    Chips&Dipo

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    I also have a lot of friends who are physicians and actually had dinner with three of them on Monday. Two of them are docs in Chicago and one in Indy. Here are some things that they said: 1. Socially distancing was and is the most effective way to prevent spread until we figure this thing out. They really harped on the fact we still don't know a lot about it, because it can be deadly for people (mostly people in high risk groups) in a number of ways. 2. Second spike is likely given the lax attitude people have been having and the protests. They are afraid that the genie will be hard to get back in the bottle when we get hit again. The two Chicago friends are especially nervous because they will be moving to New York next week for their new jobs. They are also really worried because if/when we get a second spike that means it will be COVID season, flu season (which also really stinks for medical folks), and likely another COVID. Side note - The Chicago friends were supposed to get married two weeks ago and I was to officiate. 3. Kids seem to be carriers. The Indy doctor works at Riley. She said that while she didn't treat any kids for COVID - she did have patients that ended up having it, not show symptoms, and it appears that they spread it to family members. That being said, they think schools need to open back up in some capacity with social distancing. The benefit of the social distancing is grossly outweighed by the poor education some students have received. I was told that this really shows the gap in socioecomic status for some kids and how it effects their education. Contribution from a teacher friend who was also there. We also touched on how some parts of the state and country don't have internet and you can't just say "e-learning!". Other points: Regarding Methodist - my neighbor is a Hospitalist at Methodist and she said that things are a LOT better, but she was telling us some horror stories back in April. She agrees that things should open back up, but also believes that this has been around since January (something I have been hearing a lot). Echos that a second spike is likely. From my perspective - I am an attorney for IU Health and things are starting to look more "normal" from a work perspective. Our COVID task force disbanded about three weeks ago and we will start allowing more visitation next week. That being said, we are anticipating a second wave and have really thought about how we will open back up. We are slowly allowing for more elective surgeries because we don't want to use all of our PPE and it looks like I will be working from home until further notice. Bonus from the Riley doctor - apparently kids have been eating more magnets lately? Surprisingly, that is extremely dangerous. For those with small kids - keep an eye out.
  12. 8 points
    Much of what you’ve heard before. But this is a respected hospital physician on the Covid task force. 1. Fort Wayne never had it bad. Very few on ventilators. Many still hospitalized (funding) that shouldn’t be. 2. Death rates decreasing exponentially. Within a percent of the Flu. Zero diagnosed pediatric cases. 3. Schools should have never been closed. 4. People struggling are people that struggle with cold/flu. Elderly, Obese, diabetics, preexisting lung conditions. 5. The new findings regarding its spread are more accurate. 6. Doesn’t think quarantine was ever warranted in Indiana. Isn’t scared of the virus in the slightest. Use common sense. Wash hands, etc. He lives it. He sees it. He is involved in treatment. He isn’t worried. We didn’t get into the “death toll” stuff specifically, but he did say people putting off treatment for 2 months has been the most harmful effects of the entire epidemic. This is a first hand account in Fort Wayne of a respected physician who is very involved. We didn’t get into politics. Sent from my iPad using BtownBanners mobile app
  13. 7 points
    Talented class of 2022 forward AJ Casey becomes the latest player to land an offer from #iubb. The Chicago native started alongside Gary WestSide’s Jalen Washington for MeanStreets last spring. AJ Casey @AndreCaseyjr_23 So blessed to say I have received an offer to Indiana University #gohoosiers 5-star 6'8" PF from Chicago. Played his freshman season at Simeon HS and then transferred to Tinley Park. No MaxPreps data available. 247 Rivals NBC Sports https://www.thedailyhoosier.com/iu-basketball-recruiting-class-of-2022-names-to-know-a-j-casey/?fbclid=IwAR2OOwgVlmAwL1ND72QPZjoDaI9T8QzJ2Hoo6gLCMo2pee0V4KCwu8pT1yQ
  14. 7 points
    Northwestern has landed a commitment from 2021 Lafayette Jeff (IN) wing Brooks Barnhizer (@BrooksBarnhizer) Garrett Tucker Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  15. 7 points
    mamasa

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    One of my Father’s Day gifts [emoji846] Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  16. 7 points
    Stuhoo

    College Bball Thread

    When someone is in deep trouble and "threatens legal action", that is almost always a sure sign that there will be no legal action initiated by them. Actual legal action by someone like Bill Self would produce under oath depositions and testimony, and the last thing someone like Bill Self wants is for the person he (won't) sue to be able to take depositions and testify under oath.
  17. 7 points
    Rico

    Woodworking Thread

    Been mostly doing home projects so far but I did find time to make this simple "weather station" with an old canoe paddle. It consist of a thermometer, hygrometer, and a barometer. The GF wanted it in the house.
  18. 7 points
    HoosierAloha

    (2021) SF Trey Patterson

    I’d be SHOCKED if he chose IU over Nova. Think the twitter stuff is someone trying to find something to hold onto. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  19. 7 points
    HoosierDYT

    College Bball Thread

    Nojel Eastern wasn’t admitted to UMich...he’s officially back on the transfer block Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  20. 7 points
    btownqb

    IU Baseball

    Big time commitment today from Aydan Decker-Petty from New Castle 6'5 RHP/1B #4 in IN #270 overall
  21. 7 points
    Stuhoo

    Justin Smith Declares

    Sayeth Justin about his time at IU: “I have no complaints.” Something tells me that’s because he voiced them all during the past three years. :-)
  22. 7 points
    Stuhoo

    IU Football Off-Season

    Martha the Mop Lady @TheMopLady Fun Fact about Tom Allen, he loved everyone before it was the cool thing for football coaches to do.
  23. 7 points
    Aaron

    IU Baseball

    No Hoosiers taken in abbreviated draft, so IU should return most if not of all of roster from last year with seniors given additional eligibility this year. Other Big Ten teams lost a bunch, so its possible IU will go in as Big Ten favorites if we don't lose anyone another way (unlikely). If Covid does not wreck college athletics next year, IU is on pace for its best overall year since early 90's when all 24 sports are put together. Lets hope for best in this regard.
  24. 7 points
    Rico

    Fishing chat and pics..

    A few pics from last Sunday...
  25. 7 points
    Update on '22 PG Braden Smith from Westfield HS. He's added 2" in height and now reported at an even 6'. Dad is 6'3" and mother is 5'8" so adding another inch or two at his age is certainly possible. https://www.thedailyhoosier.com/iu-basketball-recruiting-hoosiers-in-regular-contact-with-in-state-2022-point-guard-braden-smith/?fbclid=IwAR2Th7zffd7p_ivF19C5ob1OoK4t3d925gipvTU3VaT5VBfi4h08vW0jx8M


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