hsrtxp reacted to Class of '66 Old Fart in (2022) - SG Justice Williams
Completely new name but received an IU offer today per Pat Lawless.
6'3" 170 lbs. attends Roman Catholic HS in Philadelphia. Montverde Academy in FL. 5-star rating and ranked as the #6 SG and #25 overall by 247.
hsrtxp reacted to Brass Cannon in Coronavirus and Its Impact
The common cold is not a Coronavirus. And yes most people won’t understand this. Which is not an excuse to ignore the ones that do.
The virus is declining in countries that listened to the advice of scientists and doctors. We as a nation did not which is why we are now paying the price. And the longer we don’t listen the worse it will get.
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IU football recruiting: Florida based class of 2021 safety Aubrey Burks commits to Indiana
June 26, 2020 Mike Schumann IUFB, Recruiting 0
The Florida to IU pipeline remains strong for head coach Tom Allen.
Hailing from the Sunshine State, class of 2021 safety Aubrey Burks has committed to Indiana. He follows a long line of recent defensive backs from the state that headed to Bloomington.
The Auburndale, Florida based Burks broke the news on his Twitter page on Friday afternoon.
The 6-foot and 195 pounds Burks also played outside linebacker in high school and he projects to the husky position in IU’s 4-2-5 scheme. In 2019 Burks recorded 63 tackles including 17 for a loss and 6 sacks for Auburndale High School. He also forced three fumbles, recovering two, and had two interceptions. Burks scored twice from the defensive side of the football.
Burks was named The Ledger first time All-County (Polk) as a linebacker. He started his high school career at IMG Academy before transferring to Auburndale.
Burks is a three-star recruit. According to the 247Sports Composite, Burks is the No. 757 player overall and the No. 56 safety nationally. He is the first commit in IU’s 2021 class that projects to the safety or husky positions.
Burks chose Indiana over a list of primary suitors that included Louisville, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, South Florida, Mississippi State and West Virginia. In total Burks had more than 30 offers.
The IU recruiting class of 2021 now has 10 verbal commits. You can learn more about each member of the class here.
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Depth Looms Large for Indiana’s Defensive Line
By Pete DiPrimio
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Kevin Peoples knows what he has, the opportunity it brings and the Cream & Crimson success it could produce.
Indiana's new defensive line coach inherited talent and experience from an 8-5 TaxSlayer Gator bowl team. His job is clear -- develop it into a line capable of rocking the Big Ten's best.
Step one -- get the players back from pandemic-forced separation, which can only happen when medical professionals say it's safe to do so.
Step two – make the most of the opportunity.
"We're pleased with where we're at," Peoples says, "and we are really looking forward to getting back to it."
Defensive line veterans Jerome Johnson, Demarcus Elliott, Michael Ziemba, James Head Jr. and Alfred Bryant loom large in Hoosier plans for next season. Graduate transfer Jovan Swann, and young guys such as Sio Nofoagatoto'a, C.J. Person and Damarjhe Lewis are set to make major impact.
That's at least nine high-level guys for four positions.
"We're comfortable with our depth," Peoples says. "We've got good depth at every position. We like to play a lot of guys."
For years, comfort was reserved for other programs. But head coach Tom Allen and his staff have ratcheted up the recruiting. Credit relationship building, player development, passion and the overall approach that targets good players whose goals go beyond football.
You also can't overstate the importance of the upgrade in facilities, from the state-of-the-art weight room to the Excellence Academy's total-development agenda to the renovated locker room and more. Memorial Stadium isn't the Big Ten's biggest venue, but it rates among the best.
Add it all up and IU is well positioned to thrive in the brutally competitive Big Ten East.
The defensive line will have a big role. The more you can pressure the quarterback without blitzing, the better you can stop the run without consistently committing six or seven players to do it, the better your stuff-the-offense prospects are.
The Hoosiers have struggled to find and develop consistent defensive line excellence, but that appears poised to change.
What kind of production can Peoples' expect? Last season is an indication.
Johnson led all IU defensive linemen with 43 tackles and 7.5 tackles for loss. That included five sacks. He also had two quarterback hurries.
Elliott was next with 35 tackles and five tackles for loss. He forced a fumble.
Ziemba had 33 tackles, 6.5 for loss. He recovered two fumbles and had three quarterback hurries.
Bryant had 25 tackles, recovered a fumble and forced a fumble. Head had five quarterback hurries along with 20 tackles and one forced fumble. Nofoagatoto'a, as a true freshman, played in 10 games. Injuries limited Person to four games.
"Jerome Johnson is a talented player who can stop the run and provide a pass rush," Peoples says. "Demarcus Elliott and Sio Nofoagatoto'a are at the nose tackle position. They will have meaningful snaps.
"C.J. Person is a guy we're excited about who played a few games last season and should be back healthy.
"At the end positions, James Head and Michael Ziemba have had good success in the conference. We're looking for Alfred Bryant to step up and provide some pass rush and do things that will showcase his ability."
The 6-3, 291-pound Lewis made a big spring impression as an early enrollee. That wasn't surprising given he was a big-time prospect out of Georgia. Injuries limited him to just seven games as a high school senior, but he still was named Georgia 5-A defensive player of the year after totaling 37 tackles, 13 for loss, four sacks and two forced fumbles. ESPN rated him as the nation's No. 42 defensive end.
Lewis was a three-year basketball starter, and it would have been four years if he hadn't skipped his final semester to enroll at IU for the spring.
Because of the pandemic, he only got to work with Hoosier coaches for a couple of months.
"He's an outstanding person," Peoples says. "He has outstanding character. He's a dynamic player. He's got some (explosiveness). He's got some (fast-twitch muscle). He's going to be a guy we think can get in the mix next year.
"The four spring practices were huge for him. We wish we would have had 15, but who doesn't? He's a strong, explosive guy. We think he has the ability to be a dynamic player."
Add it all up and IU could rotate nine-or-more defensive linemen, huge to ensure maximum energy for the entire game, and to overcome injuries. That's especially true for the first half of the season, Peoples adds.
"The earlier in the season you are, the hotter the temperatures. You need to substitute more frequently. The later in the season, when it's a little cooler, defensive linemen can play a few more snaps.
"If you've got eight guys who can play four overall positions, or even 12 guys, that gives you an opportunity."
Like every IU coach, Peoples' top priority centers on player health and safety.
"We've got to make sure everyone comes back as fast and healthy as we possibly can. We need to make sure they return safely."
Once players are back, the focus will be on getting them Big Ten football ready.
"The biggest thing is getting these guys back in some type of football shape," Peoples says, "so running and whatever model we come back with.
"We've got to get back to doing some skill work. We've got to get back in the weight room. A lot of these guys have been on their own maybe doing body weightlifting.
"Just getting them back in the ordinary grind of where you'd be in a normal college football season.
"We've done a good job adapting to the circumstances at hand, but the biggest thing is getting these guys back in shape, back in the weight room and back working on the skill set."
hsrtxp reacted to mamasa in IU Men's Golf
I'd put this in both men's and women's golf threads, but I don't think the 4 people who are reading it will mind if it's only in one, lol
IU Athletics Announces The Pfau Course at Indiana University To Open June 15; Details Safety Protocols In Response to COVID-19
THE PFAU COURSE SAFETY PROTOCOLS Bloomington, Indiana – Indiana University Athletics announced today that IU's new public golf course, The Pfau Course at Indiana University, will officially open to the public June 15.
In preparation of the opening of the new course, IU launched the course's official website, www.thepfaucourse.com, this week. Among other things, the website includes a detailed account of the design of the course and practice facilities by world-renowned course designer Steve Smyers and two-time major winner Fuzzy Zoeller, a hole-by-hole description of the new layout, daily/annual rate information, tee time procedures, and details about the Pro Shop in the George Thomas Family Clubhouse.
In anticipation of the course's opening, the general public will be able to reserve tee times beginning June 11.
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with University protocols, IU Athletics has also announced a series of safety precautions and guidelines to protect the health and safety of golfers, staff and visitors to The Pfau Course at Indiana University, which can be found here. These protocols include physical distancing guidelines, check-in/departure procedures, golf cart usage restrictions, course modifications, facemask requirements, and facility limitations, among other things.
In addition to these guidelines, the Pfau Course at Indiana University staff has also established extensive and thorough cleaning protocols for the course, with special emphasis placed on high touch and high trafficked areas. Among the cleaning guidelines are regular disinfecting of the check-in area and restrooms.
About the Course
The Pfau Course at Indiana University was built on the same 265-acre east side Bloomington property previously occupied by the IU Championship Golf Course, the original Par-3 course, and the IU Cross Country Course since the 1950s. But other than its location, everything about The Pfau Course at Indiana University is different from its predecessor, providing golfers with a new must-see, must-experience destination golf course just minutes from the Indiana University campus.
Designed by highly-acclaimed architect Steve Smyers and two-time major winner and Hoosier native Fuzzy Zoeller, The Pfau Course at Indiana University offers a unique, world-class layout that is set in the natural beauty of southern Indiana. Smyers and Zoeller utilized the area's natural topography in designing the course, while also highlighting the combination of forest, open space and forest edges that result in both amazing views and a wonderful golfing test.
It's a venue worthy of hosting not only Big Ten Championship golf, but also national amateur and professional championship events. It rivals any of the others that Smyers has designed over a designing career that stretches more 40 years and includes designs in six continents.
"It reminds me of the quote of the famous golfer Bobby Jones– he said the more he studied it, the more he loved it. The more he loved it, the more he studied it. I think that's true for my feelings about this property here at IU. It's a fantastic place for golf," Smyers said.
Indiana University's new golf course is also environmentally friendly. The course is outfitted with Zoysia fairways, a slow-growing dense grass that prevents weeds from penetrating the surface. Zoysia is also a warm-weather grass that is both heat and drought-tolerant, another net plus for the environment with the course's regular maintenance.
The zoysia fairways are framed first with 8-10 yards of bluegrass rough followed by a blend of fescue, or Irish Links, that is reddish/orange in color and significantly enhance the already picturesque views throughout the course. The Irish Links rough is wispy and designed to allow golfers to find and play their ball from it.
Among the course's many takeaway features is 147 bunkers spread out amongst the 18 championship holes. The bunkers come in a wide variety of sizes and depths, offering players with creative ways to navigate them. In addition, Smyers chose to design the bunkers with a more traditional, rugged look that feature overgrown edges– or "eyebrows." The greens, meanwhile, are bent grass, a cool-season grass well suited for southern Indiana's spring, summer and fall climates. Like the bunkers, The Pfau Course at Indiana University's greens come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. The average green size is 6,680 square feet, and they range in size from 4,145 square feet on No. 10 to 10,014 square feet on No. 7.
In addition to offering a supreme test for championship-caliber players, the Par-71 design is also accessible to players of all skill levels. It features six tee options, offering an 18-hole experience that ranges from 4,586 to 7,908 yards.
The golf facility also features two practice areas/driving areas to meet the needs of a wide range of players. The Pfau Course at Indiana University's practice and training area is located adjacent to the clubhouse, and includes:
- the Courtney Cox Cole Practice Area, which features a full-sized, dedicated driving area with target greens, as well as a short game area that includes two green complexes and two practice bunkers;
- the 10,332-square foot Jeffrey L. and Jennifer R. Kittle Putting Green.
Use of this practice area is complimentary for those with scheduled tee times. While its use is currently limited to those with scheduled tee times due to the COVID-19 protocols, it will eventually be available for a daily fee as well for those who do not have tee times.
The Pfau Course at Indiana University's second and more traditional driving area offers a 25-station driving area for the enjoyment of golfers of all ages and skill levels. Located to the south of the practice facility and George Thomas Family Clubhouse, this driving area facility is accessible by entering off the 45-46 bypass by the new IU Health Regional Academic Health Center.
The end result is a course and golf facility that offers a supreme test to the championship golfer, while also being economically accessible to the high-handicapper or casual golfer. It's a wonderful addition to IU's world class athletic facilities, and an equally important addition for the Indiana golfing community.
In addition to the major gifts from Ned and Sue Pfau and the George Thomas Jr. family that made the construction of The Pfau Course at Indiana University and the George Thomas Clubhouse possible, the self-funded project received critical philanthropic support as well from a series of founding donors. These founding donors are recognized at each of The Pfau Course's 18 tee boxes (listed below).
The founding donors are:
Ellen and Jim Sparrow – No. 1
David and Phyllis Green – No. 2
Steve and Diane Hiatt – No. 3
Terry and Marcia Weiss Family – No. 4
The Brown Family – No. 5
Craig and Lisa Roeder – No. 6
Randy and Beth Seger – No. 7
Scott and Becky Seger – No. 8
Roger and Mickey Seger – No. 9
Spider and Kathy Miller – No. 10
Doug and Eileen Williams – No. 11
Gene and Sharon Sponseller Family – No. 12
The Rifkin Family – No. 13
The Rink Family – No. 14
In Honor of Richard L. O'Brien – No. 15
Michael F. and Jody J. Petrie – No. 16
The Family of John and Marianne Hart – No. 17
Chip and Teresa Pfau – No. 18
hsrtxp reacted to mdn82 in College Bball Thread
Really nothing. But I found it funny and ironic. He has been a big part of our program for many, many years. To me, this in two tweets encapsulates Dan Dakich. Like I don’t blame him. He is who he is. But he doesn’t understand why some people would quit following him. Then directly quotes someone who quoted him, and proceeds to tell the dude to get over himself. That was Dan Dakich in ‘92 and it’s still Dan Dakich. Just some people don’t want to listen to that type of person anymore. It’s just kind of funny and sad in real time.
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For anyone watching BTN today. I don’t know. Kinda boring. Could show newer games and not show the 2011 Kentucky game 1000 times a year. And especially not twice in 1 day. Sooooo many other great games. Against Michigan and Michigan St in 2013, 2008 at Illinois, I think like 2004 or something against MSU and Paul Davis that went into OT. The MSU game where Haston hot the buzzer beater. 2016 vs Maryland to clinch the Big Ten title. 2016 Iowa game. Soooo many and they show like 5 over and over and over.
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hsrtxp reacted to Stuhoo in Has Archie said anything?
Are some doing PR stunts? Can't prove it, but I'm pretty confident it happens.
Are ALL expressing their thoughts as a "PR stunt?"
I can tell you with as much certainty as I can muster that there are genuine, extraordinary people in this world that walk the walk as a foundational practice, and then talk the talk subsequently.
Not limiting this dynamic to him, but Indiana Football Coach Tom Allen is one of those extraordinary human beings. That video he sent out did far more than "check the empathy box"; it could get him a whole bunch of death threats. By the way...I'm also quite sure that Tom Allen doesn't give a rat's a$$ about that when he follows the courage of his convictions. He is a good man to his absolute core.
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My friend has a camp at Patoka and this is what he posted on Facebook.
Told the boys to bring back a big one or none at all and this is what they bring back. 20” almost 4lbs Crappie off the bank at Patoka. Kellems caught it and only his second time Crappie fishing. Last weekend was his 1st. Biggest Crappie I have ever seen.
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