Oladipo, Zeller also named to Wooden All-America team

Indiana junior guard Victor Oladipo and sophomore center Cody Zeller were also named to the 10-man Wooden All-America team on Monday. During the show on ESPNU announcing the team, Oladipo was interviewed and said he had not yet decided whether or not he will enter the NBA draft.

Also on the squad are Michigan’s Trey Burke, Miami’s Shane Larkin, Creighton’s Doug McDermott, Kansas’s Ben McLemore, Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk, Georgetown’s Otto Porter, Duke’s Mason Plumlee and Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas.


  1. Tommy “Naismith” Crean continues to get a lot of flak over his tweets. Crean, like his most loyal apparatchik Podonkey, is however apparently unable to connect to reality. Sad. So sad. Another “Conspicuously Awesome Coaching” Award (CACA) for Crean please. Poopdumper should be the MC.

  2. Would you prefer a “Dear God, why do we suck so much” tweet? And does anybody else wonder why so many Kentucky fans are following and tweeting our team’s sites? Was it this way last year when they didn’t have to compensate for their miserable existence by trolling and berating ours? I sure hope our fans are classier, but I suspect a sad few are not.

  3. Punjab, just because someone posts on the Scoop certainly doesn’t make them an IU fan. The truly classless posts are by the trolls.

  4. Punjab just because someone supports Crean doesn’t make them IU fans. The true trolls are the Crean propagandistas who can’t find a flaw in their “idol” no matter how poorly the team performs.

  5. And yes, Chet, you identified me correctly as one of the fore most trolls in the history of Hoosier online discussions. I take pride in that label. I have never once said anything that evinces the slightest bit of basketball knowledge. But I am an expert at finding the faults of others, even those at the highest level of their professions.

  6. Sorry to break the trolls-in-training string here, but did anyone watch The Golf Channel’s “Feherty” last night. Feherty interviewed Bob Knight. It was funny and interesting. I especially liked the out-takes of Knight, from years ago, trying to hit sand shots. Every shot was followed by a string of long bleeps. It was very funny.

    But what I found to be of note was the Ohio State baseball cap Knight wore during parts of the interview. He also discussed recently being enshrined into the OSU Athletic Hall of Fame during the half time of a football game, and how he regretted not taking the OSU coaching job. (I guess he was not too busy to travel to Columbus for that enshrinement). It was pretty clear, from what he said and what he did not say, that he was giving IU the finger. No direct attacks, but based on that interview, I doubt we’ll ever see Bob Knight return to Assembly Hall or any other building on IU’s campus.

  7. Tom Crean: The Highlights Reel

    Crean & Jim Harbaugh: The Perfect Brothers

    I haven’t seen a more fitting pair of hyper-competitive spazzes in Indiana head coach Tom Crean and San Francisco 49ers head man Jim Harbaugh since the movie Step Brothers.
    As you know, Crean married into the Harbaugh family when he wed Jim’s and John’s sister, Joani. But Crean’s real perfect match in the Harbaugh family is his brother-in-law, Jim. Can’t you just picture Crean sneaking into Harbaugh’s room to slam on his drum set and Harbaugh burying Crean alive in the yard after a fight?

    You certainly won’t find a pair of brothers who are sorer losers or less gracious in victory.

    On one hand, you have Jim. When he loses, he throws notorious temper tantrums on the sideline and complains about the officials afterward. When he wins, he’s either running up the score and asking “What’s your deal?” or slamming you on the back after the midfield handshake.
    Then there’s Tom. When he loses, he’s blowing by opposing coaches during the hand shake, throwing his own tantrums on the sideline and possibly resorting to flopping in late situations. He even throws hissy fits when weekly awards don’t go his way. When he wins, Crean shoves it in your face just like Jim.

    That all came to a head on Sunday afternoon after the No. 2 Hoosiers’ beat No. 7 Michigan in dramatic fashion, 72-71, to win the Big Ten title. It was college basketball’s game of the year. And then, unsurprisingly, Crean had to mar it with a bizarre postgame confrontation with Michigan assistant coach Jeff Meyer.

    Meyer is a former Hoosiers assistant who was involved in the Kelvin Sampson cell phone scandal that rocked the Indiana program and set it back years. I certainly don’t blame Crean for being bitter. But that doesn’t excuse him from approaching Meyer after a heart-breaking loss and berating him to his face by saying, “You know what you did! You helped wreck the program! You helped wreck out program!” before being restrained with a smirk on his face.

    It was a surreal moment that will now be the talk of the sports world on Monday after it was caught on film.

    At some point, Crean’s antics have to stop. Either Indiana athletic director Fred Glass needs to sit down and talk with Crean or Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany needs to get on the phone from Chicago. Because it’s gotten to the point now where, win or lose, we are talking more about the postgame actions of Indiana’s head coach than the great games the No. 2 team in the country is playing.
    Today, we should be discussing the awesome performance of IU big man Cody Zeller and how he and his Hoosiers teammates pulled off one of the most dramatic comebacks in recent memory. Crean should be the first one to realize that his postgame antics have taken the spotlight away from where it belongs: His players.

    With the NCAA tournament just a week away and Indiana the favorite to win it all, Crean needs to be told how to win and lose with grace now more than ever.

    Then, and only then, should Crean and Harbaugh be allowed to build bunk beds together.

    The favorite to win it all? Ouch!

  8. Scintillating. And I’ll bet those two men are just distraught after reading such criticism.

  9. The main similarity that matters, of course, is that Crean and the Harbaughs are successful coaches and know how to win. When I posted #8, it was before I popped my lithium pill, and I was feeling rather snarky.

  10. Chet,

    Me and you in a Indiana Hoosier trivia showdown. If I lose, I will drop the Rico Chet name. H4H can provide the questions. You game Chet?

  11. John Ritter was from what Indiana town?

    (No peeking at the internets). Oh, and this is not a question about the late actor from the TV series “Three’s Company.”

  12. Horeslips Chet says: Goshen, IN.

    Now you name the towns Bootsie White and Frank Wilson were from. Go!

  13. I was still playing with hot wheels for another year or two…I actually played with hot wheels until I was 17 and revisited the passion a about 10 years ago …but give me a break anyways.

    Hot wheels and arcades…Space Invaders. Life was simple. Life was good. Life was fun.

    Downing was the first player that really caught my attention the first year I ever really got into IU college hoops. I couldn’t tell you where he was from back then. Didn’t really care. I just loved the heart and passion and the fact IU was a Cinderella underdog against Wooden’s UCLA dynasty.

  14. Was I the last to know that Rico Chet was coachv?

    I’ve never really cared or tried to figure out who is who, but does anyone have a key?

    This is what I’ve got so far…

    Harvard = Lord

    Rico = coachv

    Tomahawk Sean = Husky Tom (and I think Steve in…)

    Clarion = Clarion

    What else we got?

    1. Geoff,
      Even I don’t have the key. But a vast majority of recent posts are from the same person with a ton of aliases, including impersonating Chet among others. He/she is now on Scoop vacation, so maybe that will help.

  15. There’s only one other place I can imagine more of a waxing than what Syracuse poured on IU.

  16. That’s why a secure log in is needed. Would eliminate the majority of what you and Geoff are talking about.

  17. I just looked at the McDonald’s game roster. Kaintuck had all these guys that were supposed to be great and be one-and-dones on the way. They turned out not to be and the team sucked.

    Now they have 6 McDonald’s AA coming in, probably expecting to be starters and one-and-done.

    So, are those guys that ended up sucking going to declare for the draft anyway? Do they have scholly issues? How many balls will Kaintuck have to use during a game to keep all those guys happy.

    How do they manage that payroll?

  18. If your going to berate someone about a wrong they have committed it is always more impactfull if done face to face, which puts Coach Crean in a good light.

    Secure log in? I waste no time figuring out who’s really who in the alias department. As far as adequate security it seems to me JP and DD are providing the ultimate security.

  19. All I am saying Clarion is it would eliminate the majority of the garbage posts. Yes, DD and JP do a good job, but a secure log in could take them away from the boards, and accomplish more at their jobs. Guess I just think too much. Logical perhaps?

  20. Logic dictates skipping easily over garbage posts. I do it automatically with many. It is not even a chore.

  21. The more I read Clarion’s posts, the more I adore his cunningly sharp responses.

    There is no blogger on Scoop more in tune with motivations and Clarion hits the nail on the head again his assessments in response to some that are driven to narrow the opportunities and push for a secure log in.

    No one thinks more logical. No one cuts through the BS like Hoosier Clarion. His mind works like a master carver or a sculptor with a time machine in rewind. He arrives at the core of intent, strips down the layers, and gets to the final shape a man always hidden behind the natural layers this medium.

    Truly unique and incomparably resolute. A true believer in freedom and a man that understand how it can be manipulated and diluted by ulterior motives of those too weak to fight for its preservation.

    Proud he’s from Indiana.

  22. HC, would you rather walk down a sidewalk covered in debris and trash or a sidewalk that is free of garbage? Of course we can always step over or around the trash, but that’s not the point.

  23. dunker, I do not cower from responsibility so I prefer to be free to make my own decision as to which described sidewalk I walk. Just as I decide which color to paint my house or which head of lettuce to choose at the produce display and/or whether I wear a seat belt or not. I have no more use for a braying bastard like Mayor Bloomberg and his elitist ilk than I would nipples on an anvil.

  24. H4H, I am having a hell of a good day and understood near everything you stated.

  25. And given that right, Clarion may just as rightfully define your words, your relevancy, your preachy Pollyanna speeches, and your pound for pound comparisons a football lineman’s worthiness based on his weight, or a harmless blogger’s diversions not as weighty your own genius you see in the mirror, as “debris” along the sidewalk much the same.

  26. Crap! I posted #35 before I saw Clarion’s #33…and Clarion’s is sooooooo better. The Bloomberg bit was priceless. I’m going out for a gallon of Slurpee.

  27. At least you understand PO. Like I to.d Harvard once, we can agree to disagree I guess.

  28. HC, this is the only sidewalk in “town.” And as time goes by, what used to require a “skip” now requires a long jump.

    The continuous inane Crean bashing is just garbage that sullies this “community.” Hey, once in a while is fair game (I’ve criticized him myself on occasion), but some folks on this blog seem to be on a mission to destroy the man’s reputation. Then of course, if one expresses disdain for the irrational and over-the-top bashing, it’s like walking into a classroom full of deranged kindergartners.

  29. I predict someone will soon adapt “deranged kindergartners” as one of their man screen names.

  30. dunker, it is not the only sidewalk in town. I suggest if you find the Scoop to “free” and you do not have the willpower to skip over the inane, the garbage or sullied remarks try Inside The Hall, it is most pristine. Probably just what you are wanting here.

  31. You can have a secure log in, with some teeth to the posts. Again, it would eliminate people like Rico, whom nobody gives a hoot about anyway. Keeping the sidewalk clean with trash cans. Darby, unlike Inside the Hall where as if you litter, off to federal prison you go.

  32. Speaking of garbage; Anyone following the NCAA and Emmett story? Statement of support for the Miami booster on NCAA letterhead. Same NCAA who had an issue with parking stickers at IU. This guy is making a mockery of the institution, yet he receives a vote of confidence from the board.

    Not sure why this issue is driving me crazy. I can see him as the next Congressman.

    That organization needs a complete overhaul.

  33. It will be interesting to see who is dirtier, the U with all their shadowy deeds or the NCAA with their ineptitude. 2 messes built from power.

  34. I remember when they pushed the Patriot Act through thinking, “Wait a minute. Isn’t this exactly what Bin Laden said HE was trying to accomplish?”

    I was very disappointed that the current administration did not undo that perversion of our Constitution. Unfortunately, once you give people that kind of power they don’t ever want to give it up. So much for the Bill of Rights.

  35. How about that mess with the Pac 12 commissioner backing up the head of officials when he put out a hit on the Arizona coach (which was acted on immediately by an official)?

    There’s no way any Arizona fan can ever feel they aren’t getting screwed over as long as that guy is in charge of the officials.

  36. Chet, I say this with some levity but also some trepidation that if some change to direction does not happen we someday will see them installing cameras in our homes making sure we live as they wish. I do not pretend to know where the line is at.

  37. I am all for a secure login. When do we start? Crean will ruin a couple more seasons and teams and then he’s going to be dismissed. He will then go after Greenspan Rice because “Hey, it’s Rice!” with Podoinky-donk grudgingly tagging along.

  38. Oh well. As Dan Patrick would say, “You can’t stop Rico; you can only hope to contain him.”

  39. Geoff,

    I will never give up Rico Chet. It keeps Chet in line. When I am serious about basketball, I am coachv. When keeping Chet in line, I am Rico Chet. I really am a coach. As I said, I learned the ropes of coaching at 28. I know what I am talking about, cause I AM a coach!

  40. If you come across a matchbook cover how about writing down everything you learned? If you mastered your craft at the age of 28 that should give you more than enough room. How old is your car mechanic? Nine?

    I never coached any sport beyond the high school level so it would foolish of me to claim to know more than elite collegiate coaches. That would define narcissism. Now, if I had actually consistently produced elite talent and could back up such a claim with the names of players, perhaps one could make such claim. In the absence of any such substance, it just gives the appearance of a delusional wannbe.

    Thanks for keeping me in line. Between you and that bunch at the bird feeder you seem to have everything under control. Seriously, you have done a damn fine job.

  41. dunker, it is not the only sidewalk in town. I suggest if you find the Scoop to “free” and you do not have the willpower to skip over the inane, the garbage or sullied remarks try Inside The Hall, it is most pristine. Probably just what you are wanting here.

    Love it. You are on a role, Clarion.

    Freedom was not granted by a ‘secure port’ for the ships that were crammed with passengers escaping the ‘pristine’ land of England with only protection a limited liberty and restricted rights built on the blocks of oppression those in power.

    There’s a lot of liberals that live far from the true meaning of “liberation” an equal chance. They scream for there blessed “rights,” but at the end of the day they’re spoiled snots grown out of spoiled lives. Freedom means no more to them than protecting their grip on power(power within the press…power within the education system…power within financial systems…power within political structures…power within corporate structures).

    Blogs are a world that terribly frustrates power. So used to having their way since birth..Blogs send the elitist’s mentality into a topsy-turvy. It disrupts the world where there arrogance has grown void of push-back or disruption. So accustomed to squelching humlbe and polite voices at the dinner table. So used to overwhelming the silenced voices in streets we’ve forgotten, classrooms built only for the elite, and systems that continue to favor the dollars that put their stranglehold on speech by owning all its systems its delivery. The internet effed up their protected world. For now. But the powers are figuring it out. There asking for your dollars to read their stories and soon they’ll ask for your drivers license, or a retina scan, or a strand of DNA from a vile your blood, to post your thoughts. You can’t even purchase a package of underwear at a department store without some trained zombie attempting to pull your email address. And though your privacy is still somewhat safe on blogs, there are those meddlers and snoopers that just need to know. Power thrives on the monopolization of knowledge and the destruction of open exchange.

    One day they will walk into Dustin’s office and the power will be flexed and will appease Podunker’s wishes. Some “pristine” spoiled snot in his jeans and sport coat won’t like our freedom that Dustin has secured. Dustin will be told. Dustin will listen. Another Inside the Hall Cuckoos Nest(“No, you cannot listen to the baseball game!)..or another IDS Walmart with nothing unique in format and no desire to open the avenue and build a 2-way street.

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