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Hardwood83 last won the day on May 3 2016

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  1. Hardwood83

    Daily MLB Banter

    Suck. Hard to argue that Rizzo's best years aren't behind him, BUT who would be better to bring along a new crop of young Cubs? :( Might as well clean house now- move Baez, Bryant, Kimbrel & Davies. Stockpile some talent and have a lot of money for free-agents.
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    College Football Thread

    That wasn't something I expected, but I should have.
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    College Conference/Football Expansion

    Can you imagine USC in a road game at Minnesota or Wisconsin in late November? Those song girls are a VERY compelling argument to add them to the conference though.
  4. Hardwood83

    2021 IUBB Bahamas Trip

    I didn't see any broadcast info mentioned. Any chance it will stream? I'd even take the BTN+ kids calling it!
  5. Hardwood83

    21-22 Men’s IUBB Schedule

    Sounds like this is the last year: TDH story "(Purdue AD) Bobinski told Carmin that two teams chose to opt out and strongly implied that those two teams were Indiana and Notre Dame." I'm fine with this.
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    (2022) - PF Tarris Reed Jr.

    It's the Purdue way! Take the less talented, try hard kids that are just good enough to lose in the sweet 16 :)
  7. Absolutely, well said. IU football fans have endured so much futility and crap in the last 50+ years. A few seasons of winning (and a BOWL win!!) will be so refreshing.
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    IUFB Offseason Updates

    Excellent point- I'm amazed how fast guys recover from major injuries now. If he is 100% and is 3rd string than IU has legit depth, IMO!!
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    College Conference/Football Expansion

    With NIL, Transfer portal and now more realignment, I don't think anyone knows where this ends up. I hate the super-conference idea. Seems like there is a feeling that putting all the "good" teams together will lead to athletic nirvana. Problem is someone has to lose games. Will Texas keep raking it in after a few 7-5 seasons in the SEC Far West quadrant 4.4c division? I wonder.
  10. Someone had to say it. Truth is IU needs to drop out of the B1G and go independent. IUFB is too big for any conference.
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    College Conference/Football Expansion

    That was what I was asking on page 1. Circumstances seem to indicate that competitive balance, fan support, tradition all have NOTHING to do with this. It is a pure money grab. I think that is short sighted and "they" are in real danger of irreparably damaging the product. I might watch Oklahoma play Okla St or Texas vs. Texas Tech. I have zero interest in Watching those teams play Kentucky or So. Carolina. Still, no one cares what I think. These Athletic Departments are convinced they are way smarter than anyone else and that more is obviously better. Something I saw that confirms that:
  12. No idea. "But about a week ago, Banks said, he decided that he already had the offer he wanted and knew where he wanted to spend his college career. He called Indiana assistant Yasir Rosemond and told him and coach Mike Woodson that he would be committing to Indiana, then made the announcement on his Twitter account Friday afternoon." TDH story
  13. I don't know, but the Daily Hoosier story says Banks told the coaches 'last week', for what that's worth.
  14. Don't be greedy, let's bask in this good news for a while..............ok, that's sufficient, next!
  15. Hardwood83

    College Conference/Football Expansion

    I'm not clear on what Texas & OU think they'll get from the SEC over the Big 12? They dominate the conference and have a seat at the national table. Jumping into the SEC will get them demoted to the kid's table, imo. Think Bama, Florida & LSU will put up with UT's arrogant BS? I suppose there is more money to be made....but enjoy those 7-5 season's and road-trips to South Carolina, Longhorns!