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Hardwood83 last won the day on May 3 2016

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  1. Hardwood83

    Transfer Portal w IU Interest

    Agreed, there is no advantage to 'saving' a scholarship. It's just wasted. IU is already bringing in a minimum of 5 new guys next year, probably 6-7, with 0 commits, so not like there is a crunch.
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    How Many IUFB Wins In 2024?

    FIFY: INDIANA FOOTBALL;, Slogan: "If it can go wrong, it already did." I'll go 6 wins. If CC gets 8+? He should be National coach of the year, get a 50% raise and a 40ft tall bronze statue in front of the stadium. Not kidding.
  3. Hardwood83

    2024-2025 IUBB Schedule

    You are correct, there should be a balanced conference schedule, but since an 18 team "conference" is stupid and unmanageable, that's impossible. Don't worry the brain trust at B1G HQ will solve the problem by adding 2-4 more teams any day now....
  4. Hardwood83

    NCAA MBB Transfer Portal

    Interesting short article about NIL money in the "Big Ten" although only 3 teams are actually mentioned: Link This is news to me, I thought Purdoo was struggling in NIL? Purdue and Illinois are said to have the Big Ten’s largest men’s basketball NIL budgets, about $2.5 million a year. Insiders say the Gophers’ men’s basketball NIL budget is barely one-fourth of that.
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    IU Baseball @ Nebraska - May 10-12, 2024

    IU won 10-5, scored 7 in the top of the 9th!
  6. Hardwood83

    Transfer Portal w IU Interest

    12-15mpg seems realistic since Ballo has averaged under 27mpg the last 2 seasons. Of course, I'm assuming Reneau will not play meaningful mins at the 5. Could be wrong on both accounts.
  7. Hardwood83

    Transfer Portal w IU Interest

    You have a right to scorn them, it is shameful. Saying "I'm a UK fan" is the same as saying "I wish my parents were related."
  8. Hardwood83

    Daily MLB Banter

    Not sure where to post this: Twitter link Edey "throwing" first pitch at Cubs game. Sure there have been some awful ceremonial first pitches over the years, but this is especially egregious. What punishment would be approriate for him? I think a series of electric shocks or good caning (Singapore style) is in order.
  9. Hardwood83

    Transfer Portal w IU Interest

    Sure, can't fault him. Sure wish he would have looked at IU prior to last season however. He coulda gotten plenty of PT, $$ closer to home, all that.
  10. Hardwood83

    Transfer Portal w IU Interest

    Yep, I'm more interested in his defense & rebounding anyway. Of course, I'd love to have a solid offensive post option off the bench, but what is a necessity is a competent back-up big that won't get torched when your main guy is out of the game. If Hatton isn't that guy, then keep looking, but I'm not too finicky.
  11. Hardwood83

    Transfer Portal w IU Interest

    Ok, let's make this easier, who here DOESN'T formerly or currently live in Clarksville? :)
  12. Hardwood83

    NCAA MBB Transfer Portal

    "Portal Kombat" is funny. Looks like the B1G should be down this year, but the 4 new teams are a whole new dynamic, so who knows. MSU, OSU, Purdue, Minnesota, Wisconsin all should drop off.
  13. Hardwood83

    Transfer Portal w IU Interest

    Daily Hoosier shows 5/14 visit
  14. Hardwood83

    Transfer Portal w IU Interest

    That is about best case scenario, imo. Should be the deepest, most well-rounded roster in a long time. No superstars, but a lot of quality. If Woodson pulls this off, he won the off-season with an A+.
  15. Hardwood83

    Transfer Portal w IU Interest

    You are probably right, but there is a difference between choosing to play a line-up and having to because there is no other option on your roster. IU has a couple of slots open, it would be silly not to use one for a back-up center. Not sure you are argueing against that, I just want to see IU have a complete roster for the first time in forever and not have to count on everything going according to plan, because it never does.