"Now, for some of you it doesn't matter. You were born rich and your going to stay rich. But here's my advice to the rest of you: Take dead aim on the rich boys. Get them in the crosshairs and take them down." -- Edward Blume
I'm expecting Bruce Webber will likely get fined in the next few days by the B1G. He called the 2nd half officiating "a travesty." Illinois was whistled for significantly more fouls but they seemed unable to adapt their play to how the game was being officiated. It seems Illinois fans are growing tired of Bruce and his whining.
"You make one **** of a caucasian Jackie." The Dude Lebowski
Geez. Trailing at home to NW in the second half.
It's a Hoosier thing, you wouldn't understand...
Pulled it out.
Shurna(?) is fantastic.
I'm struggling to remind myself where we've been the last few years because this team drives me crazy.
Center Grove Trojans
2008 5A Football State Champs
2011 Track State Champs
I can't watch the games live... they play havoc on my Blood Pressure and my heart rate. So I DVR them and then watch the finale on the Big Ten Network yo find out if I want to watch it.
Back when Indiana Played Duke in the NCAA's when Davis was coaching, my son and I both put on our Heart Monitors from our Bike Computers and we both were at about 180 just sitting on the couch watching a Basketball game.
Riding my Mountain Bike in the woods riding up and down ravines I was never above 125.
It looks like IU could finish the year with around 25 wins which will exceed the expectations of any sane IU fan. An encouraging comment I read a few days ago is that IU is ranked 18th, is currently starting no seniors and has one of the top recruiting classes in the country.
This team is very fun to watch and I'm curious to see how the season ends. It's already been better than I anticipated, so any further accomplishments are icing on the cake.
Next year IU will have more relative experience than most teams and will have an influx of very talented and athletic players who have played together in AAU. The athleticisim and talent levels will increase and I think chemistry will be even better. If they can be a good team defensively next year, it could be a very special year.
Sunday will be a huge game.
I'm not going to directly compare this team to the 2002 team, but there are some similarities. In 2002, Iowa was much better, but I remember the road win at Iowa kinda made me believe that team might have a little something.
Still kinda early, but if we can
1) get everyone 100%,
2) hold serve at home,
3) split the remaining road games,
4) make the semi's in the BTT,
5) get hot(ter) shooting from 3
These guys might be able to make a run. That said, I'm reasonably happy with the season thus far.
Sounds like Hulls was struggling a bit.
Having been an I.U. fanatic since before Bobby was "Slick" (Leonard, that is) I gotta say this has already been a GREAT season. Wins over Kentucky, Ohio State, Purdue, and more recently Illinois (because of their coach......if indeed he is still their coach) have made this team one of my all-times. Yeah, I want more but I'm one happy Hoosier.
Iowa has come to play today.
IU left their heart & guys in Bloomington.
If IU loses at Iowa...then that lose, the lose @ Nebraska and the fact Tom Crean hasn't beat a ranked team on the road while at IU would IMO definitely signify Crean isn't that good of a coach. This time of the season you would hope IU would be peaking and playing well into the Big Ten tourney and then the NCAA tourney.
"Any time that I can be out at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, you're going to see a smile on my face." - Dan Wheldon
"It's crazy how the Indianapolis Motor Speedway can make you so emotional. I went from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows in less than 24 hours." - Alex Tagliani
Illinois could use some new fans.
You are aware of where IU was at when Crean took over, yes?
Hooo-o-osier daddy!!!! Yeehaw! Go hawks!!!!!!
I know it's taken Crean a little longer to put things together than some hoped, but I think IU is in good shape. The man can coach the game.
Tom Crean has only one conference championship during his head coaching tenure...2002/2003 Conference USA.
Tom Crean has only season where his team made it past the first weekend in the NCAA tourney...2002/2003 when Marquette went to the Final 4 on the back of Dewayne Wade.
The following season Marquette got be in the NIT quarter finals (2003/2004) and then the season after that (2004/2005) Crean's team got beat in the NIT first round.
From 2005 through 2008, Marquette (Big East) never above 4th in the conference standings and never got past the first weekend in the NCAA Tourney.
So based upon that information, I think it would definitely be reasonable to conclude that there is significant doubt that Tom Crean is a great coach. Hell, Mike Davis got to the Final game in the NCAA Tourney.
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I did think there would be some improvement seen on the defensive side of the ball by the end of the season but as with Crean's previous losing seasons at Indiana it appears that what shows up at the first game of the season is what we get all season long.
Hopefully this Freshman class coming in next season already know how to play defense.
However with that caveat I really like the kids we have playing for us now. And while they drive up my heart rate they don't embarrass me anymore. I've opened up my wardrobe and have dusted off the Red.