Hoosier Morning for Jan. 24

1. HOOSIERS HQ
IU women’s basketball got a reality check against Penn State but held off the Lions late, Jon writes.

IU men’s basketball is looking to harness momentum from wins over Penn State and Michigan State, Mike writes.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Fred Glass talks the state of IU athletics, and in particular, the men’s basketball program, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

James Blackmon Jr. is turning into just the player IU needs him to be, Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star writes.

The latest bracket projections have Indiana a 7 seed and the Hoosiers’ next opponent, Michigan, among the last four in, according to Andy Bottoms at AssemblyCall.com.

IU football is still hot on the recruiting trail with a week left until signing day, Terry Hutchens of CNHI writes.

Film study of the IU defense from the Foster Farms Bowl, Dan at puntjohnpunt.com writes.

A 14-2 fourth-quarter run spurred IU women’s basketball past Penn State, Jake Thomer of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

IU Olympic swimmer Lilly King had just another normal Monday, hanging out with Reggie Miller at the Pacers game, Jordan J. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star writes.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
In honor of the IU women’s basketball reality check, “Facade of Reality” by Epica.

4 comments

  1. Quote from Glass in DiPrimio’s piece (Fort Wayne Sentinel) :

    My approach is, basically, regardless of the program, to give some general parameters to the head coaches and primarily rely on them to handle the scheduling. I do that with all of our coaches. We have some general parameters that we set from an administrative perspective and then have the teams, in this case men’s basketball, do the specifics of the schedule within those parameters.

    So your parameters allow for IU’s non-conference strength of schedule to be No. 316 out of 351 NCAA Division I teams? If scheduling was a maple tree, and your parameters gave honor to the core and layers of history and traditions in basketball found in this one-of-a-kind glorious hoops state, your scheduling would be a rootless pile of sawdust made from all bark.

    1. There are a number of interesting quotes, specifically regarding the schedule, in that story. My takeaway, though, is that Glass is noticeably distancing himself from the scheduling fiasco. He mentions the necessity to have 20 home games, which precludes higher level neutral site or home-and-home games. He says finances don’t play a factor, but says they must have 20 home games, which is a financially driven decision.

  2. Regarding basketball and football only IU women basketball coach T.Moren has upgraded non conference competition for the lady Hoosiers.

  3. And the $88 million IU sports budget, does that include B1G allocations (probably does) and/or other source TV money? The cupcake $$’s come out of the $88 m ? And only Rutgers has a lower budget – Wow,

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