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  1. Hoosierfan2017

    Coach Knight at the IUBB reunion

    I kind of like it, if I’m being honest. Only because there have been reports for a while about Coach Knight’s deteriorating health for a while, and if he’s still trolling by wearing OSU hats and Army polos there’s still some Coach Knight left.
  2. Hoosierfan2017

    College Conference/Football Expansion

    Yeah I was going to say something similar. Unless the SEC would bring them a lot more money than they would get by staying in the B1G, why would schools like Michigan or Penn State want to leave the conference? They're in the upper echelon of the B1G. They go the SEC and they're probably behind schools like Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Florida, and now Oklahoma and Texas. Why would they want to do that? In the B1G they can compete, at worst, for second place every year with the occasional 1st place, and they're one of the premiere programs in the conference. In the SEC they'd be nothing special.
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    (2021) PG Khristian Lander to INDIANA (IN 2020!)

    I wonder how much they get paid for stuff like this.
  4. Dakich is going to love having Fife at IU. He’ll finally have a coach/assistant coach who actually wants to talk to him.
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    Name, Image & Likeness (NIL)

    Yeah, Hercy Miller was a 3 star recruit. This endorsement deal is because his dad is Master P. This won’t be the norm, imo. Also funny that his name is Hercy, his brother is Mercy, and his dad is Percy. Lol.
  6. Hoosierfan2017

    Xavier Johnson - Commits to IU (PG)

    Purdue players will hopefully be too busy doing photoshoots for their John Deere commercials to stay focused on basketball.
  7. Hoosierfan2017

    College Bball Thread

    I don't think he was the one who wrote it though. I've seen the same picture posted by several athletes including Lander.
  8. Hoosierfan2017

    (2022) - CG Jalen Hood-Schifino

    I wonder what it i$…
  9. Hoosierfan2017

    IUFB Offseason Updates

    Yeah a lot of it for me would depend on what that 7-5 looks like in terms of who we beat, what those wins look like, and what the losses look like. I can live with getting beat by teams like OSU and PSU if we’re not completely outclasses by them. I’d like to try to make it to the Penn State game as that’ll be the closest one to me this year. Would be awesome if we’re 4-0 heading into that one with wins against Iowa and Cincinnati.
  10. Hoosierfan2017

    IUFB Offseason Updates

    7-5 would be disappointing but a bowl win to put us 8-5 wouldn’t be anything to sneeze at. I’m hoping for 8-9 regular season wins and a bowl win to top it off. I am a little concerned that last year was a flukey season for us so I’m really hoping for a strong season to put that to bed.
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    (2022) - SF Justin Taylor to Syracuse

    I’m surprised Sam Story is tweeting about iu again after the big hissy fit he threw during the spring. I wouldn’t call what he does “confirming” anything. He just tweets out word salads that don’t actually say anything of significance so that way he gets attention and creates the perception of having insight into iu sports without having to deal with people calling him out if he’s wrong. And when he is wrong he just deletes the tweets.
  12. Out of state IU players get the equivalent of $53k a year with the full COA. That’s the equivalent of $70k pre-tax. They also get a bunch of free gear and free media exposure. Would TJD get more than that on a free market? Yeah probably. (Obviously he’s in-state so not quite the same). But would Logan Duncomb? Probably not. Would a third string offensive lineman on iufb? Probably not. They shouldn’t pay players salaries as that would cause too many issues, but they definitely should let players get paid for their NIL. If a business wants to pay $5k for a commercial, let them.
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    (2022) - SF Justin Taylor to Syracuse

    Yeah that’s true, didn’t think about that
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    (2022) - SF Justin Taylor to Syracuse

    Syracuse is technically closer, but it’s really not close to home at all. We’re talking 7.5 hours compared to 9 for IU.
  15. Hoosierfan2017

    (2022) - SF Justin Taylor to Syracuse

    Upstate NY is a great part of the country generally, but Syracuse isn’t a very nice city. Great mall, though.
  16. Hoosierfan2017

    New Jerseys/Alternate Jerseys

    Woody just spent the past few decades around NBA players. He knows what’s cool and what’s not.
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    New Jerseys/Alternate Jerseys

    It’s not 1950 anymore. Guys want recognition. They want to get to the NBA because this is their career for them. They want to make it to the highest level of their profession, and they want to establish a fan base because that can help make them millions of dollars. And there isn’t anything wrong with that. “TEAM” players and guys who want recognition aren’t mutually exclusive, we’ve had plenty of guys in the past who wanted both and it worked out just fine. Take Tamar Bates, for example. From social media I can tell that he and his family want recognition for Tamar. They want Tamar Bates to be a name every college basketball fan knows. But there’s nothing I’ve seen from any of them to suggest that he isn’t a “team” guy.
  18. Hoosierfan2017

    IU Trustee Election

    Do we really have to choose between money getting diverted from sports and Eric “BFF Bracelets” Pankowski? Because those… aren’t great options. Admittedly I haven’t looked into the various candidates, but surely there’s a candidate out there who cares about sports but refrains from tweeting creepy things to high school athletes. Also, you can both want money to not be diverted away from sports and not want him on the board of trustees. It’s a serious role and his online persona paints him as the exact opposite of that. Maybe he’s completely different in person, but he clearly puts himself out on the internet as a total goofball so the only conclusion I can draw is that’s how he wants to be seen.
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    IU Trustee Election

    I really don’t see where you’re seeing people be “belittled” for their opinion, honestly. Maybe Eric is a really great guy in person. I don’t know, I’ve never met him. All I have to go off is his social media behavior. His social media behavior, especially toward recruits, is creepy. It’s not just “silliness,” it’s creepy. Tweeting at 17 year old recruits and saying you “had BFF necklaces made for us,” are “deciding where to get we are BFFs tattooed” and that you “changed your kid’s name to Dawson” is creepy. That’s not the kind of behavior I want to see from someone representing the university as a trustee. Being creepy is worse than being an a*****e, and IU fans already get enough crap from people for being a******s. If he doesn’t want people to see him that way then he should reevaluate his social media behavior.
  20. Hoosierfan2017

    IU Trustee Election

    The guy is weird. I don’t want IU to have trustees who go running around creeping recruits out like he has done in the past. It makes IU look bad. Like, this is just weird and would probably weird me out if I was a 17-18 year old recruit. And the tweets at Dawson Garcia a couple years ago were rather creepy. Not really the guy I’d want as a trustee.
  21. Hoosierfan2017

    Coach Ya Twitter

    He’s been having issues with his account for a while, I think it may even have been hacked at some point. I remember seeing some stuff a few weeks ago
  22. Hoosierfan2017

    College Football Thread

    Letting more teams play in the playoff would help combat players sitting out because they don’t want to play in a random bowl game. It would make the regular season a lot more competitive, imo. For any team not named Ohio State, Alabama, or Clemson your playoff chances almost disappear once you lose a game. With a bigger playoff they still have a chance. A bigger playoff would be a ton of fun.
  23. Hoosierfan2017

    Next Year’s Roster

    I think Woody would be very surprised by that since Jerome isn’t on the team anymore..