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  1. With you, I think he's going to be a beast this season
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    Pacers Hiring Carlisle

    Star reporting Pacers are hiring Carlisle, that's a great move
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    College Bball Thread

    I hate Wisconsin, can’t stand that program or its fans — but gotta agree, the locker room is off limits, that’s the team’s place and all locker room talk should stay there (barring illegality or something like that)
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    Supreme Court Favor Athletes in Narrow Ruling on NCAA Rules

    I guess you can take it up with the Supremes? :)
  5. Mods, not sure if there's a thread up somewhere on this, merge if needed -- but a pretty big ruling today out of the Supreme Court. It's a fairly narrow ruling as written (a unanimous ruling), but has potentially major impact. This is the case in which college athletes have maintained that NCAA Rules (limiting educational benefits for college players as part of their schollys, Div. 1 basketball and football, capping scholarships at the cost of attending) effectively act as a restraint of competition, violating antitrust laws. The NCAA essentially countered that its Rules were largely exempt from the antitrust laws, because they're directed at maintaining amateurism in college athletics. The NCAA sought immunity from antitrust laws. the Rules at issue limited education-related benefits, e.g., computers, that colleges offer to student athletes. The Court (unanimously) held that the NCAA Rules are not reasonably necessary to distinguish between college and professional sports. The Court found the suit involved admitted horizontal price fixing in a market in which the defendants exercise monopoly control. The decision does not directly address 'name, image and likeness' rules, but it does likely push the NCAA to work with Congress going forward in addressing compensation to college athletes. Now, the NCAA cannot bar a school from adding in extra education-related benefits to Div 1 bball and football players, though the individual conferences apparently still can. One of the quotes: “Nowhere else in America can businesses get away with agreeing not to pay their workers a fair market rate on the theory that their product is defined by not paying their workers a fair market rate,” Justice Kavanaugh wrote. “And under ordinary principles of antitrust law, it is not evident why college sports should be any different. The N.C.A.A. is not above the law.” -- edit, just noticed this in the college bball thread.
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    New Jerseys/Alternate Jerseys

    Right there with you, 54, was there for '76, '81 and '87, the last as a junior (and maybe I know something about that fish still missing from Showalter Fountain... that was a fun night ... :) There's a lot about IU's tradition I'm big on, but the jersey thing is just one thing and times have changed, can absolutely be all about IU and still want your name on the back, nothing wrong with that at all
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    IUBB 2021 General Off-Season Thread

    That's awesome Paulie, what a great father's day gift
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    College Bball Thread

    Good stuff Gleas, and especially considering the NBA coaching and development sitting in that office with the recruit and parents .... There aren’t many (I mean seriously) programs that have close to the NBA pedigree and coaching right there on staff, and then throw in Matta and Fife?? We’re in really good shape right away
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    (2021) SG Tamar Bates to INDIANA

    If we win I’ll wear a mullet :)
  10. HoosierHoopster

    (2018) SF - Jerome Hunter to IU

    Pretty much confirms it wasn't about Hunter's ability as a shooter or otherwise. That seemed pretty clear early on.
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    College Bball Thread

    Unless maybe he's an azzhat?
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    2021 Transfer Portal

    Good luck to Jerome
  13. HoosierHoopster

    College Bball Thread

    Lots of good points
  14. HoosierHoopster

    College Bball Thread

    We’ll see more of this, the G League now pays decent but more significantly it’s become a legit route, with professional development and player competition level, to the NBA. It’s no longer necessary to build a brand in college ball. The G League is now real.
  15. Thing is we’re likely to see multiple different lineups in multiple games and I’d be surprised if we didn’t see the two together, situationally, at some point — Woodson has shown over many years that he is flexible and will run the team and sets needed as a game can dictate - and that will be refreshing.