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  1. HoosierX

    Fire Steve Aird

    Seems pretty clear he should be fired for his conduct. But he also seems terrible at his job, so this seems like a no brainer.
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    College Bball Thread

    Agreed, everyone said he'd be a great fit at Georgia and he was spectacularly bad.
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    2022-2023 IUBB Roster Projection

    Did I miss something?
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    College Football Thread

    Bell did not test well at all at the combine.
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    National Basketball Transfer Portal

    Or as one of my fraternity brothers called it, bringing a sack lunch to an all-you-can-eat buffet.
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    NIL and IU

    OK I understand the concept in theory, but again I think it would only benefit a select few. If you are a player who isn't guaranteed to cover the cost of the scholarship, then you aren't going to participate. It just doesn't make sense for you to do extra work for nothing. Then NIL dollars are either not earned or redistributed to the guys that are guaranteed to out-earn their scholarship costs. If that plays out, it would ultimately recoup very little in terms of scholarship costs. Add in all the extra administrative work due to the extra rules, accounting, etc. and you may even end up spending more than you're recouping scholarship costs. I admit, this relies on the assumption that most players in college basketball wouldn't out-earn their scholarships
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    NIL and IU

    How do you propose this be run then? The only way the situation you described makes sense is if the player is making more from the NIL than the value of the scholarship. Otherwise it's like your employer telling you, "Hey were going to give you some additional responsibilities, but we're going to pay you more. However, that additional payment will be deducted from what we're contributing to your health insurance." Net net you are in the same economic situation with additional responsibilities. Why would anyone take that deal?
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    2022-2023 IUBB Roster Projection

    At IU or in general? I can think of non-IU players like Evan Eschmeyer.
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    NIL and IU

    Well that’s incredibly dumb. If the student doesn’t make more than the value of the scholarship then it becomes completely pointless, and only a select few would benefit.
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    (2023) - C Xavier Booker

    Would be quite a meteoric rise for a guy outside of the top 80 in the 247 and composite rankings.
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    2022-2023 IUBB Roster Projection

    If Kopp is the one, I don't think that will be helpful to TJD's decision. I can't help but think his decision to return would become harder if it meant kicking his good friend off the team. (for all intents and purposes)
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    2022-2023 IUBB Roster Projection

    Who knew that JG playing the wing would be more polarizing than Dane Fife.
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    College Bball Thread

    Maybe, although I'm guessing neither were mocked in the 1st round. Purely my opinion, but I think the biggest obstacle to TJD coming back is a sense of failure that comes from not making the pros in a given time frame. I don't think he thought he'd be in college 3 years let alone 4. But moves like Bacot and Tshiebwe lessen the importance of that IMO, and also I'm hoping gets boosters motivated once the number for Tshiebwe comes out.
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    College Bball Thread

    Dear lord, the dude must be pulling in a boatload of NIL money. How can you improve your stock after winning NPOY? On the flip side, while I don’t like seeing UK improve, I think moves like this and Bacot make it easier for TJD to return.
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    2022-2023 IUBB Roster Projection

    I was three rows up for that game, and our team was gassed with about 8 minutes to go. TJD was especially gassed - at one point Kopp was screaming at him to come over to the huddle and he could barely muster more than a slow jog. I don't know whether Duncomb should have played, but conditioning was absolutely a factor.