Live Chat, Thursday, 11 a.m.

Usually, I wait until the wee hours of Thursday morning to post this, but since I’m about to head home to the wonderful eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh for the Fourth of July, I’ll get it up there now so I don’t have to worry about getting to computer in the next 48 hours. We’ll be live-chatting as per usual on Thursday at 11 a.m.

I’ll be on vacation through the weekend, so Scoop activity might slow down a bit. If anything big goes down, I’ll be as on top of it as one could be from 7 1/2 hours away, and Jeremy Price and Andy Graham will be around to man the fort. But if it’s generally slow, it might be quiet around here for a few days. Will definitely pick up next week with Adidas Invitational beginning the July evaluation period though.

Thanks everybody. Enjoy the Fourth.

9 comments

  1. Crean gives a shout-out to Dustin! Hooray!..Hooray!

    Fresh from the holiest of Twitter accounts:

    Tom Crean [email protected]

    I think this article really captures the culture of what we are building at Indiana

    http://bit.ly/MS2BGu

    Dustin-

    While we give thanks and celebrate the gifts this great free nation, maybe you could give a poor Hoosier a shot to read for free your “comet” story. Just this once for Ol’ Glory? I’m interested in your maneuvering and tactical methods used to infiltrate the heart our fine coach.

    How many of us have made any effort to become familiar with the entire Star Spangled Banner? It really is quite the beautiful poem by Francis Scott Key..God bless America..For imperfect she may be, but strive her beating heart of freedom her young soul tries.

    O say can you see by the dawn’s early light,
    What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
    Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
    O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
    And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
    Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
    O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

    On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
    Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
    What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
    As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
    Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
    In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
    ‘Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
    That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
    A home and a country, should leave us no more?
    Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
    No refuge could save the hireling and slave
    From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave,
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
    Between their loved home and the war’s desolation.
    Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heav’n rescued land
    Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
    Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
    And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

  2. Darius Latham to the Badgers. Not surprised with the way they send linemen to the NFL.

  3. @travlin

    As I understand it scholarships needed to be sorted out by July 1 for notification to players. If true, that means a number of people know. Given how interested IU fans are in this situation (including me), I’m surprised there wasn’t more chatter about it before the 4th.

    As much as you can trust message board information, there’s this:

    http://indiana.rivals.com/showmsg.asp?fid=726&tid=175381909&mid=175381909&sid=942&style=2

    If hooosierhooops’ post from yesterday is accurate, that would seem to lean heavily towards some player from last year’s squad not getting a scholarship this year rather than anything funny happening with the freshmen, e.g. prep school.

  4. Jim,
    I saw your question on the live chat but I’m not sure it got through. As I mentioned on the live chat, the Maurice Creek issue makes it still something of a fluid situation. It’s possible that someone was told his scholarship would not be renewed this year, but that scholarship could be renewed if Creek doesn’t come back. At this point, because they’re taking classes, I think the freshmen’s five-year clocks have started and therefore prep school is out the window. I also don’t think anyone’s transferring at this point, so it’s either Creek takes a medical or someone pays his own way.
    By the way, they’re keeping this extremely close to the vest and there’s no requirement that this information be disclosed to us. Any letter that may have been sent to a player informing him that his scholarship has not been renewed is considered private information and is therefore not subject to the freedom of information act.

  5. I have heard from a couple of different sources that Matt Perez career at IU might be over due to back issues so he might not be a factor at RB

  6. Hope that’s not the case regarding Perez. I thought he could make a significant contribution again this year. Seems like a great young man, too!

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