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moyemayhem

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  1. moyemayhem

    UCLA and USC Joining the Big Ten

    Big 10 is not done. I expect in the not too distant future Washington, Oregon, Stanford, Cal, and Colorado will make their case for joining. I'd bet some subset of those schools will end up in the Big Ten. Washington: 14th biggest market, good football school, AAU Oregon: 25th biggest market, good football school, NIKE $$$, AAU Stanford: 6th biggest market, elite academically, endowment $$$*, AAU Cal: 6th biggest market, may have an in as a sister school to UCLA, AAU Colorado: 17th biggest market, AAU All those schools are better fits academically with the Big Ten than the SEC, and USC and UCLA serve as local rivals facilitating the bridge. I think Notre Dame, Boston College, North Carolina, and Duke also seem like likely targets. Florida State and Miami would be great financially, but I just think it's going to be hard to pry them from the SEC where they seem like better fits. *Stanford has a $37.8B endowment... the entire Big Ten has a $75B endowment.
  2. This is dumb… the point of scheduling this game is not just to have a competitive game on the schedule. The point is that Indiana and Kentucky are border states with rabid fan bases that already have a storied rivalry. This game is about the history and emotions that come with that. You can schedule IU-Arizona or UK-Michigan State and they may look just as good on KenPom, but those games will never have the same meaning to the fans.
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    (2023) - C Xavier Booker

    I think it’s becoming clear that the NIL stuff was the reason Fife was let go. That’s clearly one of our primary recruiting pitches, and we can’t have any assistants not buying in. If he had problems with it, then we had to let him go. All the other stuff is background noise.
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    (2022) - PG Avery Brown

    Maybe it’s old fashioned thinking, but if you are going to enroll at an Ivy League school, it seems like a waste to transfer after two years. If you are willing to devote that much extra work to academics, why miss out on the pay off by transferring to a typical state school before you get your degree?
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    Dane Fife leaves IU staff

    It really doesn't matter whose fault this whole situation is. If Woodson and Fife didn't get along, then obviously Fife has to go. Optics aren't good and it's unfortunate, but Woody has to do what he thinks gives the team the best chance to succeed. Maybe it's a red flag, or maybe this is just an opportunity to get the whole staff on the same page. At the end of the day, Woodson's success isn't riding on one assistant coach.
  6. B: I think given the talent level on this team, we had a pretty low ceiling to begin with and the odds of making the tournament were probably 50/50 at best. We made it and beat Purdue, so right there we already have vast improvement over the last 5 years. As others have said, the offense was ugly. I think it was mostly due to our lack of shooting and perimeter playmakers, but the sets weren’t creative. With that said, I think we did a good job of getting Trayce and Race opportunities on the block. We had issues feeding the post in past regimes, but not this year. The defense was great. This team over achieved on that end of the floor, which really says a lot about the coaches. The body language and team chemistry was night and day compared to last year. As for next year I really have no sense about how competitive this team will be. Who will still be around and what we can get in the portal and from the freshmen? Can Bates and Geronimo develop into difference makers? I think that’s imperative if we want to be a tournament team. We really are heading into the unknown, but I think the success of next years team will be pretty telling on whether Woodson will work out here. If we somehow are a bubble team or better next year, I think there will be reason for hope.
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    PIZZA

    My Ooni is propane and the temperature gets to over 900 degrees. As Hova mentioned you actually have to turn it down immediately before putting the pizza in to avoid charring the crust and toppings.
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    PIZZA

    My wife got me an Ooni for my birthday a couple years ago. The first couple pizzas weren’t great, but I’ve made a couple adjustments and I’ve been very happy with the results since. Here are my tips: 1. Use 00 flour when you make your dough. It’s an Italian flour that can be baked at the very high temperatures these ovens are intended to reach. You can buy it on Amazon if you can’t find it locally. Other flours just don’t work nearly as well in ovens like these. 2. Keep your dough thin if you are baking at full blast. Otherwise you’ll have a burnt crust with an unbaked interior. 3. Get some good tongs that you can use to rotate the pizza quickly. I usually cook my pizzas in about 1 minute, and you need to keep rotating the pizza to avoid burning it. 4. Download the Ooni app. It has a bunch of good advice and recipes. 5. Here’s a link to a very simple and good sauce that I use for most of my pizzas. https://www.christinascucina.com/wp-json/mv-create/v1/creations/454/print
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    IUBB vs Northern Illinois - 11/12/21 @ 7:00 on BTN+

    I’m not one too judge, but I’m pretty sure this cameraman has a Coke problem. Luckily the zooms seem to be getting few and farther between lately. Let’s hope he doesn’t do another line next TV timeout.
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    IUBB vs Northern Illinois - 11/12/21 @ 7:00 on BTN+

    First time I’ve ever caved and paid for BTN+ and we get this trash camera work. This camera operator has clearly never watched a televised basketball game in his life.
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    Name, Image & Likeness (NIL)

    That's a great link, appreciate it... I agree that starting out, TJD would not get millions overseas. Someone with his college pedigree would almost certainly be playing in either the top European leagues or China, so he'd probably start out making 6 figures pretty easily. With good performance that could increase into the millions.
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    Mike Woodson and His Coaching Staff

    Didn't hear the interview... but if Dakich thinks the program hasn't done anything for him, then that is truly mind blowing. After he graduated high school, he literally spent the next 16 years of his life attending and then working for Indiana University. Dakich's coaching career, his radio show, and his job at ESPN all happened because of those 16 years he spent in Bloomington. If he really doesn't think Indiana did anything for him, then he needs his head examined.
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    Bloomington Food Choices

    Mother Bear's is the only local pizza place that anyone outside of Monroe County has heard of, so if Portnoy had gone to a place like Swing In or Lennie's the only reaction would be... WHY DIDN'T HE GO TO MOTHER BEAR'S? It also happens to be the best pizza in Bloomington.
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    21-22 Men’s IUBB Schedule

    I think it's long overdue. UK is our biggest or second biggest rival depending on who you ask. I had hope Archie would work something out with Cal since they were close, but it doesn't seem like he made much of an effort. I think both programs could use a game at this point that would excite the fanbases, regardless of the team's records. Get it done Woody!
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    Coach Woodson's Media Appearances

    There seem to be so many stories about Woody like this one that point to him being both honest and loyal, but most of all just a genuinely good guy that leaves everyone in his wake a better person. Regardless of how many wins or losses he gets as a coach here (and I think we’ll see a lot of wins), I know I’ll have total respect and admiration for the person that is our head coach. That’s extremely rare in college basketball, and I can’t say I’ve ever truly had that feeling about a basketball coach here at Indiana.
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