Hoosier Morning for April 20

*Editor’s note: This won’t be a daily feature, maybe a once or twice a week feature, but a modified Hoosier Morning returns by (un?)popular demand.

1. IT’S INDIANA
• Former Hoosier Emmitt Holt survived a nightmare at Indiana and a brush with death at Providence only to see his career end unceremoniously, Sal Maiorana of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle writes.

• Regardless of his father’s fame, new IU preferred walk-on Sebastien Scott is focused on earning everything he gets, Cameron Drummond writes for Inside the Hall.

• Former IU running back Ronnie Walker is headed home to play for Virginia, Bennett Conlin of the Charlottesville Daily Progress writes.

2. IT’S COVID-19
• What was one of the hottest sectional sites in the state at Lawrence Central has since become breeding ground for tragedy with five deaths from COVID-19, Kyle Neddenriep of the Indianapolis Star writes.

• Sports will eventually return, but what they look like and what we want from them remains to be seen, Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star writes.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
From Emmitt Holt to Rik Emmett, here’s Triumph with “Lay It On The Line.”

2 comments

  1. AWESOME!!!!! HOO-SIER MOR-NING! Feels like home again. Damn, good tune too!

    Now I’ll go read some of the pieces.

  2. Paraphrasing the article: “Sebastien Scott will be a preferred walk-on for the Hoosiers, which means no athletic scholarship, minimal if any playing time and a daily routine that will include working with the scout team to study IU’s upcoming opponents and …….. There’s no attention nor limelight. It’s a sacrifice of individual goals for the greater good.”

    While I’m delighted there are still fine young men still willing to do this (for the love of the game) and that this kid chooses to do it at IU, I’m not sure I understand why? Why would anyone with the talent to earn an athletic scholarship, even at a school with a less prominent BB program (Mid-major, D-II, etc.) would do this? That’s like a 4-year internship that requires the intern to pay to do the job. It seems like a HUGE investment for a position that offers little chance of playing time.

    I could understand if Sebastian Scott had zero chance of getting a scholarship from another school, if he just loved IU, or if he needed this to get accepted into IU’s Kelley School of Business. But I don’t think any of those reasons apply. I think he has the talent to play for a lot of less prominent college BB programs.

    I wish him the best and hope he gets to play in some games over the next four seasons. Maybe he’ll continue to improve his skills enough to play on a regular basis. Anyone who can hit 3-point shots and Free Throws will have a chance to contribute for IU.

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