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Hardwood83 last won the day on May 3 2016

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  1. Hardwood83

    Coach Curt Cignetti to INDIANA

    Not quite 180°, I think Prime Time's house-cleaning by telling all the inherited players "you suck, and we hate you, get out!" is the complete opposite of LEO! But of course you are right. I want McCulley & Lucas et al to stay, but if they think bolting is 'best for them', fine, what's best for ME is IU to win games and if they don't want to be part of that, then eff em.
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    IUBB @ Michigan - Tuesday, 12.05.23 @ 9:00 on Peacock TV

    It's a tough crowd obviously. With Gunn I understand it more, he's a gifted athlete and second year player and until last night didn't look like he had attended a practice. Obviously he's coming around, so great news for all of us. I'm with you on Cupps though, kid is giving it all and has made very few mistakes and still getting raked over the coals. Yes he has gotten beat on defense a few times, but not enough to warrant the criticism. He'll be a terrific 4yr player and fan favorite is my guess.
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    (2024) PF - Derik Queen

    Anyone have a sense of his defensive ability? I know that isn't highlight video stuff, but just curious if he has a rep for being solid on D?
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    2023-24 IUFB Transfer Portal

    Yeah, I was looking at the headlines for all the players entering the portal and those "opting out" of the bowl games and it is really sad. Of course there are way too many bowls, but still some teams will have skeleton crews playing because of the new normal. The aspects that make college football unique are mostly gone. Rivalries are a thing of the past for a chunk of the country. Instead we get Stanford playing Wake Forrest in a conference game. Yay. I still watch, but I don't care nearly as much as I used to. Apathy is the most dangerous thing for any product (ask Disney!) I wonder how prevelant that attitiude is becoming about NCAA football?
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    IUBB @ Michigan - Tuesday, 12.05.23 @ 9:00 on Peacock TV

    I'm kinda in the same position. I have a long list of (legitimate) complaints and criticisms about this team....but they are 7-1! I much prefer learning while winning! I've said it before, but if Queen is paying attention to what Bigs have done at IU the last few years and still chooses someplace else? That's on him. I mean sheesh.
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    IUBB @ Michigan - Tuesday, 12.05.23 @ 9:00 on Peacock TV

    Agreed, also Bardo was much better than usual, IMO. About Gunn he said "he's growing up right before our eyes" and he's right. A couple weeks ago he looked absokutely terrible.But IU doesn't win tonight without Gunn. Any B1G road win is a big deal, so I am very pleased.
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    (2024) PF - Derik Queen

    Yes, I added my edit almost immediately, so obviously you responded before that. I was, in fact talking about the speculators, in this case Trilly.
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    (2024) PF - Derik Queen

    Who knows, Queen may commit this afternoon, but it sure does feel like attention whoring. Same with Harper and.....well most of the B-Ball recruiting complex. "Look at me, this time I really mean it!" ETA- not directed at Queen personally, since he seems to have kept a low-profile.
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    IUBB @ Michigan - Tuesday, 12.05.23 @ 9:00 on Peacock TV

    And where were you a week ago when I bought Peacock for a year!?! J/K of course. It's cheap and now I can watch 'The Office' reruns anytime I want! I am concerned about how IU will slow down McDaniel. He has really improved and the performances of Mack, etc don't inspire confidence.
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    College Bball Thread

    Of the teams I've watched, Arizona looks to be the clear #1. UConn, KU, etc are good, but all flawed. I agree about Duke too. I think you are a little strong on Kentucky and Purdue although both have had some strong wins. I HOPE you are overly optimistic about Illinois.
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    College Football Thread

    SMU was blatant about it. All anyone else learned from that was to be more discreet. Didn't change the 'what' just the 'how.' See Alabama since forever.
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    College Football Thread

    Good argument, but that is meaningless. The NCAA is a wholly owned subsidiary of SEC football. The commitee will do their duty and install a SEC team no matter what.
  13. Hardwood83

    College Bball Thread

    Dookies go down again!
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    College Bball Thread

    Agreed. Did you see the put-back dunk Furst has mid 2nd half? It was impressive. I also wonder if Kaufman regrets Boilering himself, since I doubt he aspires to back-up Center minutes. Like you said a lot of standing around watching Edey- which will be enough for 20+ wins for sure....but when it really matters? Sad trombone for them.
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    College Bball Thread

    I didn't think PU was gonna pull that off.