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Greg Rakestraw

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From state championship game, to Mr. Basketball, to Kentucky, and on to a 38-1 freshman season as a Wildcat. It's been quite the 54 weeks for the Indy native. And now it gets capped off by declaring for the NBA Draft. The Tech grad was one of seven players from this year's...
Every college basketball building claims that its fan base is one of the best in the country. Several college basketball venues claim that their game experience isn't replicated anywhere else. Indiana certainly falls in both of those categories. Five championship banners, a...
History repeated itself. Again. We cited history on Saturday night when another undefeated went down at a Final Four in Indy. The only thing that's happened more often than that in Final Fours played in the Circle City is Duke claiming a national championship on Hoosier soil...
Many believed that whomever won the second semifinal on Saturday would be crowned the national champion without giving the actual matchup much consideration. Most in that camp also assumed that it would be Kentucky getting that W on its way to a coronation. So much for that. So...
Regardless of the outcome of Saturday's second national semifinal, history was set to be made at Lucas Oil Stadium It just wasn't the type of history most expected to take place. Many thought Wisconsin could beat Kentucky. Nowhere near that many thought they actually would. 38-0...
There's been way too much of a different type of madness going on around here for the last week. Thankfully, for now, we can resume talking about the type of madness most of us can agree on. March Madness. Television cameras being focused on the Circle City have been the norm...
You're probably familiar with the phrase 'And then there were four..." this time of year. Technically, there's actually ten. Ten teams in D1 men's hoops have kept their seasons going into April. One of those calls Indiana home. And that same team will get to host a championship...
College free-agent season has begun in Bloomington. Stanford Robinson has decided to continue his college career elsewhere, leaving the Indiana basketball program after two seasons. There were off-court problems and a lack of on-court success. When your best skill as a player...
When you review a basketball game based off a box score, you generally miss the point of what really happened during a game. Not this time for IU. Nearly every positive or negative trait that the Hoosiers displayed this year is on display in the final box score of this season...