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I am long past being surprised by anything that happens with the business of college athletics. Geographic affiliations for conferences waived bye-bye years ago. You can even credit (or blame) the Big Ten for starting this trend when Penn State left football independent status...
The Hoosiers played at their tempo. They just couldn't play Louisville at the Cardinals' talent level. The final score of 94-74 wasn't indicative of the caliber of game the Hoosiers played at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night. Let's be clear, Louisville was clearly the better...
There are certain things in sports that happen that all of us say we're not going to watch. And we watch anyway. Like the Olympics. You don't care about swimming for 206 weeks. Then over the course of 10 days, suddenly we all become experts on the backstroke. Or, we actually...
This is a first-ever matchup between these two programs. Ironically, both teams are appearing in the playoffs for the first time since the 1984 season. Indiana State got a jump-start on Chattanooga last Saturday as it scored the final 36 points of a 36-16 first-round win at...
It's Big Ten-ACC Challenge Tuesday. Both Indiana and Purdue play home games tonight. And given the mediocre season that just ended for both football programs, where the Bucket game helped decide 13th place in a 14-team league, my attention should be on hoops and not the gridiron...
It's hard to classify the Indiana State football program. They play in the artist formerly known as I-AA, now FCS...the Football Championship Subdivision. So they're not at the top level, but they're certainly not at the small college level, either. Indiana State is allowed to...
Failed drug tests, multiple alcohol-related incidents, and zero postseason basketball games. This is Indiana. At least it is in 2014. Six and a half years after Tom Crean's defining phrase as to why he left Marquette for Bloomington, those words ring hollow in the ears of the...
I'll do a season preview for the Bulldogs a couple of weeks from now, before the season opener with Maine and after at least a look or two in exhibition games against Chicago and Franklin. There are so many question marks in terms of how will the team handle it's third head...
The bowl drought will continue in 2014 for Indiana football. That much appears evident after a 56-17 drubbing at the hands of Michigan State Saturday afternoon in Bloomington. Heading into a needed off week, the Hoosiers stand at 3-4 on the season, needing to find three more...