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  1. 19 points

    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. 14 points
    Really nice quote from Thornton. Oftentimes it seems like the responses to offers are pretty canned and blah, blah, blah, but not this one. "Not everybody can just play there. It is an honor. Just really shocked and speechless when I heard IU calling."
  4. 13 points
    Class of '66 Old Fart

    (2022) PG Bruce Thornton

    Bruce Thornton@Bruce2T_ Blessed to receive an offer from Indiana University #Gohoosier Thornton ranked #19 on the latest Rivals rankings. https://www.thedailyhoosier.com/iu-basketball-recruiting-hoosiers-offer-class-of-2022-point-guard-bruce-thornton/?fbclid=IwAR0sreSB_X5Ov41_9CsGDfKbgX-FBNk0ZgnEIzbisYYlxHPkW0zAglS5PqA Also played WR on the football team. 247 Rivals Verbal Commits Hudl
  5. 13 points

    (2022) PG Bruce Thornton

    Thank you for producing great content so regularly. Post your links anytime (if you can beat OldFart to it lol)!
  6. 12 points

    Has Archie said anything?

    Are some doing PR stunts? Can't prove it, but I'm pretty confident it happens. Are ALL expressing their thoughts as a "PR stunt?" I can tell you with as much certainty as I can muster that there are genuine, extraordinary people in this world that walk the walk as a foundational practice, and then talk the talk subsequently. Not limiting this dynamic to him, but Indiana Football Coach Tom Allen is one of those extraordinary human beings. That video he sent out did far more than "check the empathy box"; it could get him a whole bunch of death threats. By the way...I'm also quite sure that Tom Allen doesn't give a rat's a$$ about that when he follows the courage of his convictions. He is a good man to his absolute core.
  7. 11 points

    Has Archie said anything?

    What a miserable and ridiculously short-sighted take. It's actually worse than that, it's just the nicest possible way to describe it. I invite you to sit this thread out. Go back to complaining about the lane being clogged somewhere.
  8. 11 points
    Class of '66 Old Fart

    (2022) PG Bruce Thornton

    More on the Thornton offer https://www.thedailyhoosier.com/iu-basketball-recruiting-class-of-2022-top-35-point-guard-bruce-thornton-really-excited-about-offer/?fbclid=IwAR3YzsgYOs9GZTrEfnaH0yyYydLZORN7KaRDIgSsj8zSA-hindpcS4p0soU
  9. 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*.
  10. 9 points

    (2022) PG Bruce Thornton

    Really nice to have a free option to read this kind of stuff.
  11. 9 points

    Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs

    Since there's no baseball -- yet -- a Cubs FB page I follow is counting down what it perceives to be the top 20 homers in franchise history. This epic Schwarbomb checked in at No. 9. I remember when it happened. It was a beautiful October evening, so all my windows were open -- and being a Cubs fan for over 40 years and a Schwarber fan, not to mention it being playoff baseball against the hated Redbirds, I jumped off my couch and gave a big yell (I wondered if my neighbors thought something was wrong!). Dennis Eckersley: "Mercy! What in the world ..."
  12. 9 points

    Fishing chat and pics..

    My friend has a camp at Patoka and this is what he posted on Facebook. Told the boys to bring back a big one or none at all and this is what they bring back. 20” almost 4lbs Crappie off the bank at Patoka. Kellems caught it and only his second time Crappie fishing. Last weekend was his 1st. Biggest Crappie I have ever seen. Sent from my iPad using BtownBanners mobile app
  13. 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.”
  14. 8 points
  15. 8 points

    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.
  16. 8 points

    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.
  17. 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
  18. 8 points

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    I see the Coronavirus thread is still going swimmingly.
  19. 7 points

    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. :-)
  20. 7 points

    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.
  21. 7 points
    Courtesy of Mike Schumann @ The Daily Hoosier: According to his 247Sports ranking, McCulley is the ninth highest ranked recruit that IU has landed during the recruiting service ranking era. The 6-foot-5, 195-pound McCulley is ranked by the 247Sports Composite as the No. 12 dual-threat passer in the country and No. 3 prospect overall in the Hoosier State. He is rated No. 317 by 247 and No. 210 by Rivals and McCulley is a 4-star recruit according to both services. 247Sports’ Alan Trieu provides this assessment of McCulley on his profile page at that recruiting site:
  22. 7 points

    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.
  23. 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
  24. 7 points

    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    Everybody need a HovaHug?
  25. 7 points

    Fishing chat and pics..

    Leaving tomorrow afternoon for Leech Lake in MN. Perch and walleye if everything goes as planned. If not, beer and cigars! Well, those last two no matter how the fishing is.... Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners