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triple last won the day on November 6 2020

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  1. I agree with the other comments. Geary brings size but she seems tentative, whereas Browne brings a ton of energy and hustle. I'm not sure I would call one better than the other. I think when Browne is back it will come down to what we need in a given moment.
  2. I can't recall experiencing such a compact/consistent IU sports fix. Starting this past Monday and on eight consecutive days: MBB, WBB, MSOC, MBB, WBB, FB (gulp), MSOC, WBB
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    College Bball Thread

    I understand why Kaufman didn't want to play for Archie, but the Purdue call was/is baffling to me. The last Purdue forward (or big for that matter) to see any level of success in the NBA was Carl Landry...drafted 15 years ago. Purdue makes sense for giants and others like Furst who lack the athleticism and range to make it to the league, because Painter plays to their strengths. I wish Kaufman luck, but first redshirting and then not starting in year two? Ouch!
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    (2024) - C Flory Bidunga

    Central to my point was that Sampson made those other coaches "look" clean in comparison, by wearing his indiscretions like a badge of honor.
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    (2024) - C Flory Bidunga

    In his time at IU Sampson made Izzo, Cal and Self look very clean. He made Williams and Coach K look like saints. He openly violated rules (regardless of how silly those rules were in retrospect) and looked the other way as rampant rumors of hard drug use, and even dealing, clouded the program. Not to mention the horrendous team academic results that became clear when the dust settled. IU went overboard in punishing itself afterwards. True. But Sampson wasn't behaving like the coaches noted above, who cover their tracks. IU would have been the poster child for cheating if they had not fired him. Playing that game is one thing. Playing that game out in the open and daring somebody to stop you is a whole different story.
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    (2023) - PF Arrinten Page to USC

    When I read Page's Inside the Hall interview after his IU visit, the last thing that came to mind was excitement. I just don't think he clicked with the program. Sometimes that's just the way it goes.
  7. triple

    Hoosier Hysterics

    Agreed. I avoided listening to them for a while based on comments here. Looking back that was silly. Live and let live.
  8. triple

    IUWBB - News and Notes

    I'm excited about Garzon and her hustle during that play was outstanding. But unless the rules are different there it was a blown call. She was well out of bounds, with a foot on the ground, when she tipped it off of the German player.
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    UCLA and USC Joining the Big Ten

    I'm not up to speed on the inner workings of the conference, but are you suggesting that the B1G added two programs without the Commissioner's knowledge? I'm just trying to understand how that would even be possible (e.g. who then negotiated with USC and UCLA)...rogue athletic directors?).
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    2022-2023 IUBB Roster Projection

    In my opinion Woody only gets one shot to compete with the big boys. Even just one more year of being a mid-pack conference team will likely put a cap on his tenure at IU. It's not just about the merits of one guy versus another. He's got to show notable progress on the court to sustain his progress on the recruiting trail. I hope this somehow works out well for all involved. But I think he would be crazy not to pursue a likely starter/contributor at a position of relative weakness for next season.
  11. Last year we ranked 197th nationally in three-point shooting percentage. A two point improvement would have moved us to a tie for 55th. A three point improvement to a tie for 29th. I do love the idea of having an elite D. But outside shooting is the glaring weakness. Without it we struggle to build and maintain leads, which in turn increases the burden on our D. Shooters, yes, please!
  12. I believe most of the top US women play here and in Europe, since the seasons do not overlap. I imagine that's Aleksa's intent.
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    2023 General Recruiting Thread (BBall)

    Indeed. Having lived near Carmel back in the day and living in Evanston now, I would say that New Trier HS is the closest thing to Carmel, by way of comparisons. New Trier draws students from Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Kenilworth, etc., which includes #s 1, 2 and 7 on that list. It's also one of the larger schools in the state, much like Carmel, versus Lake Forest which is less than half the size. Not trying to argue...just stating an observation.
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    2023 General Recruiting Thread (BBall)

    Lake Forest is the northern boundry where prices actually start coming back down. Just south of there, in the likes of Winnetka and Glencoe, is where home prices average well over $1M.
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    Thad Matta to Butler

    I agree. You hire a head coach to run the program, including making decisions about the staff. It's quite possible that Woody felt like he had one hand tied behind is back last year.