Hoosier Morning

Indiana guard Victor Oladipo drives the lane against Penn State. Chris Howell | Herald-Times



In the postgame Q&A, I weigh in on a change in the starting lineup and the Hoosiers going forward.

I Tweeted about it earlier in the day (here and here), and Inside the Hall’s Ryan Corazza came through with a visual depiction of the poor defense played early in the game on Monday.

Inside the Hall’s Alex Bozich also has a Twitter mailbag.

It’s going to take time and patience to turn the Indiana program around, the Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy wrote.

Here is the Big Ten Network’s opening to “The Journey.” I saw shots of Derek Elston, Jeremiah Rivers, Jordan Hulls, Bobby Capobianco and two of Victor Oladipo.


Boise State assistant head coach/wide receivers coach Brent Pease is a candidate for a spot on Indiana’s staff, Dustin wrote.

An interesting story from the Wall Street Journal, which published the findings of a group looking at points and yards accumulated versus your opposition and then using it to rank coordinators. Kevin Wilson ranked No. 2 in the country among offensive coordinators.

Brandon Joyce, a former Hoosier, was shot and has died during a Christmas Eve drug deal gone bad, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote.


Purdue earned its most lopsided Big Ten win in more than a decade, defeating Michigan 80-57 on the strength of a second half in which it shot better than 60 percent from the field, the Lafayette Journal & Courier’s Jeff Washburn wrote.

Michigan chose to bench team star/leader Darius Morris and the impact was felt immediately, AnnArbor.com’s Michael Rothstein wrote.

Here are the Big Ten Network highlights for the Michigan-Purdue game.

Jordan Taylor was clutch for Wisconsin, scoring 22 points, including a huge old-fashioned three-point play with 70 seconds remaining, in a home win against Minnesota, Madison.com’s Rob Schultz wrote. Taylor and Jon Leuer, both from Minnesota, were too much for the Gophers to handle, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s Myron P. Medcalf wrote.

Here are the Big Ten Network highlights for the Minnesota-Wisconsin game.

Illinois is trying to move forward from a pair of losses, starting with today’s game against Iowa, the Champaign News-Gazette’s Paul Klee wrote. For Iowa, this game is the first in a series of tough tests, the Des Moines Register’s Rick Brown wrote.


What did we learn from Iowa beating Missouri in the Insight Bowl? It really does not matter much who the Hawkeyes have running the ball. Freshman Marcus Coker ran for 219 yards in a 27-24 win, the Iowa City Press-Citizen’s Andy Hamilton wrote.

Illinois is in today’s Texas Bowl against Baylor. A good finish to this season would pay immediate dividends towards next season, the Champaign News-Gazette’s Loren Tate wrote.


The Decemberists’ “Down By The Water.”


  1. Always hope for our future BR and Ron Patterson took Jeffersonville to school this afternoon at a game played at Purdue. Understand Coach Painter was there to watch! Patterson may be the best of the class of 2012 and he starting to show it!! Some comfort after one that the Hoosiers should have won!

  2. Will you guys ever write anything to view free of charge? Other than a sea of links to different sites and a YouTube clip, what is the point of Hoosier Morning? All the renowned journalists from major sports publications/cities across the country we get your convenient links to access quickly without need a subscription. Want to read something by Hugh, Dustin, or Andy? Cough up the price a large Frappuccino at Starbucks and the privilege shall be yours.

    Why not just take the big leap and see if you can float without this free stuff we don’t deserve? Why not go totally subscription-based blog/comments and do away with Scoop? I have a feeling your membership numbers would skyrocket. I would even contend there are plenty of narcissists willing to pay double your subscription price to read their own gibberish. Truthfully, it’s not a bad idea. Or, maybe make your subscription-paying readers pay on a per comment basis? I’ve got it…Rent out comment boxes!! Did I just save the newspaper industry?

  3. Just a few other suggestions. I would rent the comment boxes by the square centimeter. Luke72′s comment box looks to be about 100sq.cm. I would let that size box sell for about $15.00 per month…Don’t talk much, don’t pay much. You could also consider guaranteeing a location. For example, Downing’s 5th may prefer to lock-in space number five for a month. Any custom decorating(e.g. red velvet curtains with an embroidered IU logo) of a comment box would cost extra.

  4. Me nor my money are interested enough to subscribe. As fast as information multiplies there is no way to seclude it with a subscription. What you for pay to read today is free in 36 hours. Every month we read about “Top Secret” revealed about the government.

  5. Rent this box,

    The point of Hoosier Morning? Its 21st-century service journalism. I am not going to deny that there are other news sources out there, and some of them are doing good work. I think we are the best, though, and I am going to tell you what we are writing about on a daily basis. Just look above — any other newspaper write about Indiana basketball in today’s edition? That’s the value of the H-T subscription: we write more about IU than any other traditional news outlet. So, yeah, Hoosier Morning also points that out on a daily basis. Maybe it gets a few people to get frustrated by the paywall and enter their credit card info, and that helps the company’s bottom line. And, eventually, my bottom line.

    Hoosier Clarion,

    In 2010, 36 hours old is, in my estimation, what a week was 30 years ago. If that works for you, cool.

  6. Give ’em hell Hugh!

    I do have a question as to why subscribers of the Times-Mail do not receive permission to read the sports links from the Bloomington edition on the blog that is imbedded into the T-M site as though it is a part of their paid subscription. (should there have been some punctuation in that statement? I was reading Cormac McCarthy last night…) I don’t believe that most folks are willing to pay twice just to read a few sports articles. BTW, you guys do a heck of a job even if you are greedy capitalists who put your own financial gain in front of our personal fanaticism! 🙂

  7. Thanks for your estimation. But 36 hours of today is still the same measurement of time as was 36 hours of 30 years ago. That is why watches and clocks highlighting the hours are still in use. Otherwise damn few people would get to work on time by reading what week it is on their calender. Yes I am cool with using facts and scanning Hoosier Morning.

  8. Hugh-

    I respect your answer, but aren’t the fans of IU basketball part of Hoosier sports? If you want to be as in tune with Hoosier sports as your passionate claims gives perception, then don’t you want to hear the opinions of fans in their most honest form? I still believe anonymity breeds truthfulness. Even with all the assurances in the world to keep my privacy sacred, I know from the moment I type in the numbers my credit card and other personal information, I become a changed blogger/interactive fan. It’s not about the five dollars you ask for the opportunity to read what 1/10 a million dollars in education made you as a journalist. Bloggers offer their opinions without need the same careful protection the personal exchanges in the various walks of life outside this playground. Here we be can be spontaneous, silly, and once in a while, brutality honest knowing our opinions will never be measured against the shackled restraints of what one may feel comfortable with in conversations with a colleague, neighbor, workmate, or casual friend. Blogging on Scoop allows for a freedom to push opinions outside the Pollyanna carefulness you’ll get on any site requiring personal data to be a member.

    I know the Herald Times has fantastic sports journalists. I’ve seen your writing and have enjoyed the few times you’ve allowed the readers of Scoop an opportunity to get a true taste your craft. I would love to read your stories without giving up my privacy. Some may have no problem with unveiling their identity. I could see how some may believe a professional title could add to the credibility of their opinions/comments. I do not. I’m just a bum in a box that prefers to remain anonymous.

    p.s. I still love ScoopTalk, LiveChats, and the plethora of other IU-related information you provide with timeliness and passion. Thanks.

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