The week ahead

We’re honest with each other, right? That’s how these things have to be if they’re going to work. Or so I’ve been told.

So, a confession: The Hoosier Scoop has been hurting. We’ve been lax with updates and giving you guys something to look out for.

Believe me, we have our reasons. But we’ve heard the cliche and we know not to make excuses.

Instead, let me introduce this new feature. Every Sunday, we’ll offer you a preview of what we have planned for the week ahead. No further explanation appears warranted, so let’s go.


I’ve written a story about Kelvin Sampson’s inaugural father/child camp at Indiana. He had 56 families for his first camp, which took place over the weekend.


The 2007 college football magazines are on newsstands. I have purchased them, and I will attempt to read them. Then, I’ll share a few observations.


Eric Gordon will play a game at Edgewood High School on Wednesday night as a member of the Indiana All-Stars. He’ll play a team of juniors, including Edgewood’s Garrett Butcher, as part of preparation for the annual Indiana vs. Kentucky games. He’ll move to Bloomington soon and begin working with the team — informally, of course.

So that’s a start. Anything else you guys would like to read?


  1. Feed us recruiting news!!!

    IU football: Is there way you guys can tell us who is attending the camps in a similar way that the rivals and scout web sites do.

    Devin Ewbanks: Are you going to send someone to New York to cover his annoucement this Saturday?

  2. Right now the camps are team camps. There are thousands of players from schools all over the state attending these camps. Some just certain players, other schools have their entire team there.

  3. Chad,

    We did see the news about our colleague at the Courier-Journal and obviously we’re concerned.

    We don’t have to tell you this — since most of our audience is more attune to change than the people running our businesses — but the new media landscape is shifting significantly. Sports teams, college programs and entire leagues are becoming more and more convinced that they don’t need us. They’d prefer to control all the information available and make money off it, too.

    To be honest, I think this move by the NCAA is just the beginning. They’ll restrict our news-gathering abilities whenever and where ever they can.

    Meanwhile, I suppose we’ll just cling to the hope that our readers/listeners/viewers value true journalism, which seeks to sort through propaganda and to challenge abuses of power.


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