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  1. pumpfake

    Coach Woodson's Media Appearances

    Play "hard-@$$" defense, gang rebound, bring it down and have fun. What kid doesn't want to be a part of that?
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    2021 Transfer Portal

    Wasn't that the replacement husband on "Bewitched"?
  3. pumpfake

    (2018) SF - Jerome Hunter to IU

    Thanks. "Too Chill" is a great, diplomatic term for what I called "unfocused". lol
  4. pumpfake

    (2018) SF - Jerome Hunter to IU

    Reminds me of the Mo Creek saga. Kid comes in, looking to have the opportunity to be something special but gets gut-punched early in his freshman year by serious injury/medical condition. At least Mo DID have some outstanding performances before tragedy struck, while JH was based on stories and potential. Overall disappointing, but at least his medical condition was identified and properly treated. I don't want to kick a kid as he exits, but I have to wonder about his suspension during the season - have we ever learned definitively what happened? I don't know how serious/committed he was to improving his game before all the medical issues, but it did seem he was occasionally unfocused afterwords (joking around too much). Whatever the case, best luck to him. Hopefully he can find success/happiness elsewhere and in life and his leg issues are completely in his rear view mirror.
  5. pumpfake

    College Bball Thread

    With UI losing two assistant coaches, I've been casually following their search (1 down, 1 to go evidently). Saw a link to this article about potential candidates: https://writingillini.com/2021/05/04/illinois-basketball-5-assistant-coach-options-illini/amp/3/ I had to LOL at the last sentence regarding the 3rd potential candidate (hint: former IU assistant Ostrom).
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    College Bball Thread

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    Corruption in College Basketball

    I propose an edit to the title of this thread, replacing the word "investigation" with "charade".
  8. pumpfake

    IUBB 2021 General Off-Season Thread

    Dare I say, it appears some actual coaching may be happening in Bloomington?
  9. pumpfake

    2021 Transfer Portal

    Heck, you only have to go back a couple of weeks ago to see satisfaction and happiness that various players were staying. Now, a couple of those players are apparently expendable. SMH
  10. pumpfake

    2021 Transfer Portal

    My impression is that KB would be a definite talent upgrade over the players he is rumored to supplant. My second impression is that he's hellbent on leaving for the NBA as soon as he can. One year rentals are a mixed bag.
  11. Terrible news. I remember going to Slick's restaurant in Carmel back in the late 70's. The telethon to save the Pacers. The man is an icon.
  12. I wasn't sure where to put it, but I have to say this: There seems to be a huge difference (improvement) in the collective enthusiasm about this hire that there was last time. I don't know if it's because of the prospect, and reality, of getting an ex-player for assistant coach, or because of the transfer portal shenanigans, but 4 years ago it seemed like Archie was hired, had an introduction, and basically disappeared. There was some excitement of one of the assistants, but everything seemed to go flat within a week. I hope and see a good possibility that the on-court results will be better this time too. Unfortunately we have to wait many moons to find out.
  13. pumpfake

    Player decisions

    In regards to your first point, it seemed like Archie was never very convincing/pursuasive with recruits. How many times was a commitment believed to be imminent, but seemed to drag on and on, with both players who did and didn't end up committing?
  14. pumpfake

    Player decisions

    That sounds perfectly reasonable. They've heard what Woodson has to say and from potential destinations. Ample tme to make a decision has been given.
  15. What a bunch of delusional idiots!