Hoosier Morning


Richard Council (6) gets nine-month-old Jaydon Hill to smile during the Indiana University football team’s visit with patients at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis Tuesday. Jaydon’s mother Sarese Smith was also at Jaydon’s bedside. Chris Howell | Herald-Times


  • On a trip to Riley Hospital for Children, a group of IU football players visited 175 rooms — including one with a 16-year-old that was, 60 pounds ago, an offensive tackle at Franklin Community, Dustin Dopirak writes.
  • The Big Ten’s brazen path towards expansion changes it public image and the face of college athletics, Chris Korman writes.





Bruce Springsteen and Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon singing “No Surrender.”


  1. Nice shot there of the guys in the hospital. I know a lot of it is PR stuff, but the smiles are genuine.

    By the way, what the hell is up with the Assistant Coach situation? Why is there no confirmation yet?
    I don’t want to lose this McClain guy and have to settle for some also-ran.

  2. I would like to hear more from Hoagland…. He doesn’t post much, but has some very interesting things to say.

  3. 4guards, if I post to much, I just get pissed off about things not being ideal and realize im trying to defend myself to people who possibly fit the profile of ‘Lives in mom’s basement’ better than ‘knowledgeable about basketball’ .

    As for my thoughts, people will get upset if I put them all down and cry its too long, and I refuse to just post all day to get everything across in 20 posts, rather than just put it in a few and move on.

    I don’t agree with you on Fife, Alford, or Knight coming back for that matter, however I do find it interesting that I’m more annoyed with everyone else’s post that just non stop try to jab at you when you haven’t said anything extreme in a long time. I think we differ on a lot of things, but I at least see your points, and am most times closer to them than the excuses put out for Crean. I think Crean can get it done, but to this point, I’m underwhelmed. I need less spin and excitement and more fundamentals and coaching (getting more with less instead of wait till we land ‘this guy’). That is all however IMO, which is the beauty of blogs and comments is that we all get our own. Keep fighting for what you believe man, and I will try to step it up to get your back on the issues I feel you have the right idea on.

  4. A very John McCain like respose, Hoagie. I mean that in a semi-complementary way. Here is a nice picture to describe the special Hoagland/4guards relationship. Hoagland is the guy in back. He’s on the tardcycle, but he isn’t totally convinced that the guy knows how to drive or where he is going. He likes the ride, though – no question.

  5. We need more fundamentals like I just watched in some of my classic knight videos. Dribbledrive doesn’t get the job done and crean can’t do anything without Wayde.

  6. Phil Jackson should be washing dishes instead of coaching because he accomplished everything with the 2 best players in NBA history.

  7. I’ll see everyone here in a week or so…I’m out. I’ve had too much fun of late. Have fun with Tards and Friends. Let’s hope for some positive recruiting news soon…

    Husky/Fluffy Tom

  8. 4farts..its time for your daily Zen..feet crossed, deep breath, repeat after me… I love I.U….I love coach Crean…I will learn patience …see you for another session next time.

  9. The above posts are not me but my impersonator. I’m flattered. Wayde would have been a NBA star regardless Crean had nothing to do with his success.

  10. A blind clapping Crean unable to squat or sit down because of a severe case of grape clustering hemorrhoids could have coached the Jordan Bulls to SIX CHAMPIONSHIPS..

    The Chicago Bulls are an American professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois, playing in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team was founded in 1966. They play their home games at the United Center. The team is well known for having one of the greatest dynasties in NBA history during the 1990s, winning six championships in 8 years with two three-peats. All six of those championship teams were led by Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and coach Phil Jackson. The first three championship teams included the likes of Bill Cartwright, Horace Grant, John Paxson and B.J. Armstrong, while the latter three championship teams had Luc Longley, Steve Kerr, Ron Harper, Toni Kukoč and Dennis Rodman on the roster. The Bulls won an NBA record 72 games during the 1995–96 NBA season and are the only team in NBA history to win at least 70 games in a single season. During the 1990s, the Bulls helped spread the popularity of the NBA around the world. The 1998 NBA Finals, the Bulls’ most recent championship appearance, was the most watched championship series in NBA history.

  11. Nice pic. I loved that movie for sure.

    JPat- I hope so, hes up tight on the penguin and has the monkey on lockdown. He needs to watch the rabbit slipping on that screen, but he probably knows hes the nurses responsibility. We need another Tracy Porter ASAP.

    Time to go ‘slappa de bass’

    Today’s Tom Sawyer,


  12. Doug Collins couldn’t…..
    Crean couldn’t even make it to 1 championship with D Wade, Diener, Novak, and Jackson.

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