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lillurk

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  1. lillurk

    UCLA and USC Joining the Big Ten

    I would guess — and the credible “not done” chatter suggests — they want to get to 18. In hoops, that’s easy: three protected double plays, the other 14 teams once. In football, you play your three protected games annually, plus six others, and you play everyone (plus one repeat) every 3 years.
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    UCLA and USC Joining the Big Ten

    I think it’s 1. good for the B1G, 2. Good for IU, and 3. funny, so I’m for it.
  3. Correct. Probably worth maintaining a relationship in case things change IMHO
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    College Bball Thread

    The Michigan noise was all from the player’s side. I know less about the UL situation, but can imagine it would’ve made some sense to take the risk there, in a transition year, more so than UM.
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    College Bball Thread

    Pretty nice gym, too. For all the hype and criticism, it sure doesn’t seem like Emoni’s at fault. Good luck to him. I thought Louisville was an interesting potential fit: transition season, not a ton to lose if it doesn’t work in year one, at least. If it did work, there’s some mutual upside. At one point it seemed like a foregone conclusion, and I’m curious what happened there.
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    2022-23 IUBB Schedule

    Doooooo itt
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    2022-23 IUBB Schedule

    I’d love to play UK, and maybe I’m in the minority here, buuuut…I don’t hate the status quo. No need to throw Cal a bone, occasionally we play in the tournament, and IU can build a nice schedule without UK. If Kenny Payne wants a couple years to get ready for a home-and-home series, we’ll wait.
  8. IMO Geronimo is a lock for either conference 6th man of the year or an all-conference team. Occasionally a guy makes both.
  9. I was shocked PU never really tried a Hillis/Furst/three guards look last year to see if it would shore up the defense. Obviously it has some flaws — not a good plan against Kofi or Dickinson, for example — but part of their problem on defense was the C tandem could be exploited if you got them switched onto guards. I know they have some big project backup C as usual but I doubt he’ll be ready for the full backup role. So I wonder if we’ll see something like that this year in spurts.
  10. I did a first pass at my sheet of every conference game for every team. I reserve the right to change this but as of today, 6/21/22, here’s how it shook out: 1. IU 16-4 2. Illinois 15-5 3. UM 14-6 *t-4. Purdue, UW, OSU 11-9 **7. Rutgers 10-10 **8. Iowa 10-10 **9. MSU 10-10 10. PSU 11-9 11. Maryland 7-13 ***12. Northwestern 6-14 ***13. Minnesota 6-14 14. Nebraska 4-16 Tiebreaks: *Wisconsin beat Purdue but lost to OSU, and Purdue beat OSU, so absent other info they all tie with the same record at 4th. **Rutgers has the tiebreaker over MSU, split with Iowa, and Iowa split with MSU in my projections, thus the rank within the 10-10 teams ***NW won the only matchup between them and Minny.
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    (2023) - C Xavier Booker

    Here as with Kaiser, I think, you see the possible upside of having the head ball coach make his presence a big deal. You can succeed recruiting by really grinding, logging the miles on the jet, no question. But Kaiser pushing his date back, Woody showing up here after the visit this week and IU seemingly having a seat at the table…if your presence is special you get noticed. (and I’m betting Walsh deserves some credit for helping us get back in this one)
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    (2023) - SG Jamie Kaiser Jr.

    https://www.thedailyhoosier.com/mike-woodson-prioritized-2023-wing-jamie-kaiser-on-the-first-night-of-the-live-period/
  13. He wasn’t perfect, and when it ended it was probably time. I think he might agree, this far removed. To paraphrase John Gasaway, if basketball coaches divided responsibilities like football staffs, he’d have a reputation as a terrific offensive coordinator.
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    (2023) - PG Gabe Cupps to INDIANA

    I can envision the back of Fran’s head as he storms down the tunnel after his second tech
  15. Crean had four top ten offenses in five years starting in ‘11-‘12, and a borderline top 25 one the sixth year, after which he got fired. Miss me with the revisionist history.
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