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Dave from Dayton

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  1. Dave from Dayton

    Expectations for the 24-25 Season

    I agree with Stuhoo about the guards issue. I wonder less about Myles Rice as a PG than I did about IU's previous PGs in years past. Myles Rice is older and has been through the ringer. However, all it takes is a slight injury. Then Gabe Cupps is our PG again. And if one believes that his 3 point shot and strength will blossom over a 5 month summer period then...well, nevermind. And I like Gabe Cupps. And who the heck is going to be our knockdown 3 point shooter wizard? (Looks around...)? Unknown, for sure. Yeah, great portal haul. But unknowns all. Our new center...footwork and defense? Seems to be a great idea...another unknown. Will Woody platoon early on seemingly putting IU's momentum behind the curve each and every game? I am seriously uncomfortable with IU's and opponents' unknowns. I do think, I hope, that IU will be deeper. Gabe Cupps, Galloway...great guys. Mbgbako is fanfreakingfantastic! Reneau, if not in the center...great. We need a coach that will put IU in a position to win each game. Does Woody understand X's and O's and can institute a certain offensive and defensive scheme to take advantage of differing opportunities and challenges? I think we win a few more games than last year. That is all I have. Injuries are the wild card. And shooters...and defense...and Woody...and opponents...and momentum...and...
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    Transfer Portal w IU Interest

    NGW says hi. But it took him 4 pages and 750 words to say that. /s
  3. Dave from Dayton

    Oumar Ballo (7'0" C) TO INDIANA

    Well, Ballo's thread was off the top 20. And I have been busy with spring chores and family health care. No excuse, I know. /s
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    Oumar Ballo (7'0" C) TO INDIANA

    Just read that Ballo NIL is a cool $1 million. If previously posted here then I missed it.
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    Transfer Portal w IU Interest

    Koby Brea perspective...scroll down in the link below...he is ranked #2: Following the Leaderboard | The Prospect Overview (noceilingsnba.com) He is a small guy and might need work on defense...per the above link Wonder why he only scored 11 ppg in 29 mpg? Note that he won the A-10 6th man award for the 2nd time. Brea won the award 11 months after having rods inserted in both tibias to fix stress fracture issues he played with throughout the 2022-23 season. He overcome those surgeries to average a career-best 11.0. Dayton basketball: Koby Brea named Atlantic 10 Conference Sixth Man of the Year for second time (daytondailynews.com)
  6. Dave from Dayton

    Transfer Portal w IU Interest

    I'll drink to that. The worst thing about some people is that when they are not drunk, they are sober. I went on a diet, swore off drinking and heavy eating, and in fourteen days I had lost exactly two weeks. I like Cupps. But mugs hold a pint a lot easier. Cupps just isn't big enough. Plus one can only get a few shots out of Cupps. I like Galloway. But we need excellent guards or more whiskey. Later today, I will give a toast to Coach Ya. OK. Maybe this morning. I have a mixed feeling about getting Ballo. The mixed feeling is an Old Fashioned made with bourbon. One year of eligibility and how will Reneau feel about that. Enough to send me off the wagon, again. I went to an AA meeting. I asked about travel advice. They said that was a question for AAA. It was worth a shot. A couple of weeks ago, got back from vacation visiting family in S. Diego, Palm Springs, Lake Havasu & Las Vegas. So many breweries...so little time. Saw a strange atmospheric (?) event early one evening in Palm Springs. Huge, vaporous glow and trail streaking across the sky. It was a Falcon 9 rocket. Almost swore off drinking. If ever near Balboa Park in San Diego...check out the Mothership Bar.
  7. Dave from Dayton

    Fire Coach Woodson + Assessment of Former Posters

    No way that Purdue coeds will ever be hot. That just is not possible. Period.
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    Fire Coach Woodson + Assessment of Former Posters

    Dan Dakich? Seth Davis? Mike Woodson? Edgar Allan Poe? Stephen Bardo? Class of '66 Old Fart?
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    Fire Coach Woodson + Assessment of Former Posters

    To date, 7 of the top 30 players in the portal have signed to new schools. Players don't face a firm deadline on when they must commit. Additionally, graduate transfers and players impacted by coaching changes that occur after May 1 will be able to transfer after the deadline. Players who have also entered the NBA Draft will have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern on May 29 to withdraw if they wish to return to college for the 2024-25 season. I speculate that if I was in the portal, and in the top 30, I would be looking around for a good fit. No hurry at this juncture. A month from now I might just buy season tickets to the IU women's basketball. Or UD...or Wright State... definitely not OSU. Actually, looking forward to live bands outside in warm weather and fresh air.
  10. UD, CBB Hall of Famer Don Donoher Passes Away - University of Dayton Athletics (daytonflyers.com) Enjoyed his coaching U of Dayton men's basketball. He was sharp, knowledgeable, loyal to friends and to the UD. Was assistant coach to Bob Knight for both the 1984 Gold-winning Olympics team and he brought him to IU as an assistant. Don Donoher on the Olympics, Bobby Knight and Obi Toppin | WDTN.com RMK had lots to say about UD firing Donoher in 1989. Bob Knight, Don Donoher had mutual respect, long friendship (daytondailynews.com)
  11. Dave from Dayton

    Travel Thread

    I would get on your smart phone app and check travel times and alternate routes. We go from Dayton OH south on I-75 and 19 times out of 20 it is best to just go straight through Cincy to get to 75 southbound. There has been and will be construction on 75. One would think that it would be finished. But that is NEVER THE CASE. Saturdays are not bad except for the way northern migration southbound in spring. Just check before you arrive in that section. Sorry I can't be more precise. Heck, we even go straight through Atlanta rather than go around. Just not hit it during rush hours during the week.
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    Transfer Portal w IU Interest

    It's the age-old issue. No coach has really had the players with the right skill set to employ in his scheme. RMK, at the end, did not get his smart, team-oriented, ball players...until the Jeffries team which was too late. Crean did not get the Dwayne pro or greyhound wing players. But he did not realize that. Archie didn't get his stellar guard that he needed. That and long-limbed defensive oriented team players. Woody has not gotten his outside-oriented ballers that can create and handle the ball. Where is that PG and SG and Sf? It is tough to coach a team that doesn't fit.
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    Witness protection is guaranteed. The poll doesn't show extenuating circumstances. Watch Woody pull in some spectacular portal players and do his thing to get IU into the Final Four. And I believe in miracles...
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    RIP Jade Butcher

    He and other football players were in my speech class in 1969. A fun guy to know back then. And a joy to cheer for at IU during games. Football letterman in 1967, 1968 and 1969...first team All-Big Ten in 1968 and 1969, and All-American in 1969...one of the greatest receivers in IU history...held Indiana records for passes received (119) and reception yardage (1,919), touchdowns (30) and points (180) at end of his career...also held IU season records for touchdowns (10, all three years)...set Big Ten record with 30 career touchdown catches...member of IU's 1967 Big Ten Co-Championship and Rose Bowl team. (IU Athletics HOF)
  15. Dave from Dayton


    Men, when you lose your laugh, you lose your footing. Ugh, Juicy fruit. How many times can i abstain?