Hoosier Morning


Christian Watford screams during Indiana’s win against Pittsburgh. The Hoosiers play host to Kentucky today. Chris Howell | Herald-Times


  • Indiana is trying to move its focus forward, to today’s game, Dustin Dopirak writes.
  • Jio Fontan, a possible transfer, will not be in Bloomington today, as was reported by some outlets, Dustin writes.
  • Cody Zeller scored 19 points on 9-of-10 shooting, including an effortless dunk off his own steal. He also had five rebounds and three blocks in a big Washington win, I wrote.




John Calipari talks Indiana.


  1. man i hate calipari.. i just wonder how the kentucky fans will feel when their next final four is vacated..

  2. I am late to this rivalry, so admit I may not understand or hold knowledge of some of its history and key moments.

    But I must say, while it only took me a year to learn to hate Purdue, I am having a much harder time building up a case against Kentucky. In terms of back-woodsiness, the state of Indiana isn’t much better off than Kentucky. Calling them hicks would be like Seattle accusing San Francisco of being liberal.

    In terms of sports rivalry, well, we aren’t in the same conference, which really seem to get in the way of developing a massive, hate-fueled rivalry. The lack of a football presence at IU, and to a lesser extent at UK, also inhibits the development of hostility.

    Maybe I am wrong, but just haven’t seen enough in my short 5 years in Bloomington to get worked up into a frothy rage about UK.

    That said, I’d love to see Calipari fail. Maybe we’ll catch him getting it on with a waitress in a dark corner of the Malibu Grill after the game.

  3. I know some people in West Lafayette and East Lansing that will make your life miserable John C. (referencing the video). Actually, any team that plays tough defense is going to be difficult for your team to handle. Whether that’s now or is March.

  4. You’re just not old enough to sink your teeth into the rivalry, Tom…There were fierce battles in the 70’s and 80’s…If not for Kentucky, ’75 and’76 would have been back-to-back banners…UK stopped us in the tournament in 1975..Most b-ball historians considered the 1975 Hoosiers a more talented group than the undefeated, NCAA Champs from ’76. I think the rivalry also gets some fuel from the day when recruiting was more in-state(high school talent bragging rights, etc).

    Some truth to the “back-woodsiness” claim…The South has infected most of the state…You’ll get little hints when more nephews/nieces are born with stick-out ears…Back in the day, Bloomington stood as a fortress against the incursion…Take a day trip to Martinsville..Go to the Bass Pro fishing competition at Lake Monroe next summer…You’ll experience enough “woodsiness” that you’ll want to seek safe harbor in a Walmart coffee shop…If only more sophisticated Seattleites could continue to find attractiveness in our Limestone Leguna, then maybe we can begin to stem the tide…And let’s not forget, we once had the best Knight in the land to guard our hoops castle.

    Go Hoosiers!

  5. D-5, that is the worst post ever written here. Congratulations you have reached a new low. Keep up the good work.

  6. no, holyfield, i love it. otherwise i’d start biting ears left and right out of frustration, but so far as i said i’m totally fine.

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