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Pudman last won the day on July 15 2022

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  1. Pudman

    Cutting the Cord

    Now that I am in my 40s, I figure it’s about time to stopping using my parents cable to watch IU basketball. Not to mention the fact that they moved, and their cable service won’t show me games not in their region for some channels. Anyone got a favorite out there for watching college basketball and which has BTN? Hoping to subscribe to one service to catch all then IU games, except for Peacock, which I’ve already got. Was thinking Hulu with live TV.
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    2023-2024 IUBB Schedule

    I got season tickets last year after being on the waitlist for one year too. I hadn’t built up any priority points at the time. This year, I had about 90 points and was in the 90th percentile for point total, so I got the exact same seats as last year. But, I also bought football season tickets, which will add an additional 125 points starting next year. That would have put me in the 70th percentile. So I suspect next year I’ll have closer seats, but who knows. Seems like it takes a lot of time, or donation money, to really move up. This year, for example, I donated 500 bucks, and that was only worth 50 points. So, football tickets give a big boost, but it’s too bad they didn’t apply to this years total!
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    College Bball Thread

    Interesting...well, we've done much better generating revenue over the past few years. I created this report a few years back up until 2019 using data from the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. I just haven't got around to updating it - https://public.tableau.com/app/profile/chamccoy/viz/NCAARevenues/Conference-Year. I teach a class where students make Tableau visualizations, and we use these datasets to create a similar report.
  4. I was at the Illinois vs IU game, and the row directly behind my seats this year is the start of one of the student sections. Just before tip off, the video with Isiah Thomas played. A student behind me said, “I’ve always wondered who that guy is?” Without skipping a beat, her friend said, “duh, that’s Calbert Cheaney, one of the best IU basketball players of all time.” She said it so confidently that I didn’t have the heart to correct her.
  5. Where can you watch it?
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    Season Ticket Renewal

    Thanks so much! My wife has been reminding me to donate for months now, and I figured I'd missed the chance. Thankfully I haven't.
  7. So, I just got a message that I can renew my men's basketball season tickets. This will be my second year with season tickets. I was given advice that if I want to get my seats moved up, that I should donate some money. Doesn't have to be a ton of money, just some. Has anyone done this before? Just curious, because there are a number of funds and campaigns that I can donate too. Also, does anyone know if I donate now, would that be considered when seat selection is determined? Any advice would be welcome!
  8. Pudman

    IU Schools

    @Chris007 finding a job with an Informatics degree here in Bloomington is not hard at all. Our job placement rate for the 2022 class was about 95% found a job within 6 months of graduations and the starting salary was around 70K. I've never met a student with solid grades, >3.0 that didn't have a job before graduation. Actually, most of the student have a job in hand after their summer internship going into their senior year. Our career services office is stellar, and students are encouraged to work with them starting their freshmen year. I know I might be a little biased as a faculty member, but I think that we do a fantastic job.
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    IU Schools

    @Chris007 I am a Luddy faculty member in the Informatics department, so I am pretty in the know :) I'd be more than happy to set up a meeting with you and your kid to chat about Luddy. I love recruiting and meeting with prospective students. Actually, my very first job years ago with in the IU Office of Admissions, so I am also able to speak quite broadly about IU academics in general. Feel free to shoot me a DM and I'd be happy to set something up. Also, when are you coming? I'll be out recruiting high schools students overseas until April 17th, so if you are coming after that, then great! If not, I could put in contact with some stellar Luddy faculty for you to chat with. Just let me know!
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    Thanks! Come to find out that the TSN network, Canadians version of ESPN, will be showing all the mens and womens games across their networks. They just weren’t showing the first four! Now I can avoid this conference and just watch basketball.
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    I am currently in Toronto till Saturday for a conference, and I’ve tried everything to watch the first four for the mens and womens tournaments. Hulu Live, nope. VPN, nope. Sports bars only have hockey, tennis, and baseball. I think I might actually crossed the river Styx. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got nothing against Canada. But, I’ve certainly got something against ridiculous cross-border licensing regulations, which is making me hate Canada at the moment.
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    IUWBB vs Iowa - Thursday, 2/9/23 @ 6:30 on BTN

    Crap. Can’t figure out how to flip it.
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    IUWBB @ POTFB - Sunday 2/5/23 @ 2:00 on FS1

    My wife and I were at Mackey today. The amount of IU fans there was amazing! It was a great atmosphere all around and such a fun game to watch. Loved that Holmes stepped out for that 3!
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    IUBB vs POTFB - Saturday, 2/4/23 @ 4:00 on ESPN

    My father in-law is a Purdue grad. And a diehard follower of Purdue basketball. He is an amazing man, who though had a good career just will never really spend money on himself. So, for Christmas I gave him my two season tickets for the game. A hard choice, but I figured he deserved it. So, I’ll be watching it from home today. But, I did describe him to my students and told them to heckle him a bit if they see him :)